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"he Sftrcc "raker
K.vmy Haturilay JWoi-niiiir,
At HI mil HI I. Sulle Street,
dip uliil rt.)
VM. OSMAN A. HON, l'mi-r'n,
Suert'Mora to Oniuin ft lUpctnau.
L. A. WILLIAMS and E. O. OSMAN. Am-iki avi,
Terms of Subscription:
In Mlvunee. pit Kiinuin
If not pirtil till liil "f tlirwj inoiitlii
If not Kictd till Hiil "I i iminia
Ky carrier, llfty cent itr-i.
Fifteen cent ymr In milled to pnpcin ji-nt i
C'i'iiity, ti cover pri'inyiiiiit nl poMim-.
Thiwi term, will ue trlct)y wllieml lu.
ml at tin-
T1IK FliEK TliAHKK iiihjt tio otiUtmil nl i!i
nlice.br the tlule copy. or mituK-rlptlini" !!: be t.iki n,
oraiiy lentfili of time ut Hit' repilur rule.:
I. II. l'uui.KH, Serena, III.
I. n. Tiowiiriiioi, Muritelllr..
I. T. Van Dokin, Clriinil KIIk'-
Gkokok H. IIi:ikk. for Troy erovi-0 l.'.r mcl Y,n;
Hum, AddirM.Trov Drove.
The republican party of .New York
ought to feci proud of its success. It is
now essentially the party of whiskey anil
beer. It has elected one man on its i state
ticRet because lie was known to ho true to
the linnor interest.-1. Two votirs hence it
will doubtless have the sanity to heu.ljtluJ f"Hwing:
the ticket with a wealthy distiller.
There Is more truth than poetry in th.-j
following from the Illooniingtou Bulle
tin: "The democrats of New York nomina
ted a temperance man for secretary of state
The republicans didn't. The consequence,
was, the whisky men and the preachers
remained united in tiic republican party,
and the democratic
candidate was;
Was formally opened at the Exposition
Building in Chicago on Wednesday even
ing by speeches from Mayor Harrison and
Gov. Hamilton. There are several hun
dred head of cattle, chiefly short horns,
polled Angus and Hereford, on exhibition
entered by some forty exhibitors. There
is a fair representation of Clydesdalo nnd
Norman horses and a large show of Hbeep,
swine and poultry. The exhibition, in
point of numbers, quality of stock and oth
er attractions is regarded us far superior to I
any former one. England, Scotland, Can
ada, and ten of the Western States are rep.
resented in the pens. There- were over
2,000 visitors present at the opening, audi
as the show is really a meritoiious one I
the finest and best of the kind ever heid in!
tho West it canuot fail to be a great sue-1
ccs-s. Excellent music is furnished by a'
military band.
Prolosslonal inotreologists, like .Mr. llirt
and Sir John Herschell, have lor years
noticed, as a regularly recurring phenomo
non, the rushing down from tlie nrtic re
gions In November of a "grout, billow or
mountainous breaker of frosty air, which
sweeps across the wholu Western and Euro
pean continent-'." Sometimes compara
tive light and other limes very severe, its
character In this respect Is no Indication
of the coming winter. "In 181 nnd 182,"
says tho lnotcrcologist of the N. Y '. llernU,
"the first November snows fell in tho Mid-i
die States ns early as the 4th of ihe month
and in tho former yearelght inches ol biiow
was reported on that day from Friendship,
in this State. In tho three .successive years
from 1870 to 1878 the lln-l November
snows reached the Middle States between
the 5th and 1 1th of tho month. Hut though
this suggested the probability of an ensu
ing cold winter, the reverse; was tho caso,
and even tho mean temperature for that
month in tho South Atlantic Slates was
above tho normal."
The November wave this year seems to
havo reached Montana, Winnepeg, Dakota,
etc., as early as Saturday of last week,
where, as on Sunday here, it was preceded
by thunder, lightning and rain, rapidly
followed by furious cold winds, and in
rnauy localities by a snow fall, varying
from 2 to 10 inches In depth. The "wave"
leached lake Michigan early on Sunday
morning, and increasing rapidly in vio
lence, by Sunday midnight had attained
a velocity of (JO miles an hour at tho Chi
cago crib, and DO miles, It is aid, at Mac
kinac. While at Chicago it was equal to
tho big blow in May last, at Milwaukee
and northward, It was tho fiercest blow
since October, 180.
Up to Sunday the weather all over thu
country had been unusually mild. Ah well
at Mackinac as at Chicago the thermome
ter on Saturday night was in Ihe fifties.
The cold wavo came with such a pressure
as to force its direct way entirely across the
continent and far out into the Atlantic, and
to spread laterally from Winnepeg to St
On lakes Michigan, Huron, Kric.Ontario,
and Uio St. Lawrence down to the sea there
was au unusually large amount of shipping
afloat under the treacherously genial sky,
and the sudden and intense fierceness of
the gale led to a frightful series of disasters
Wrecks, accompanied with heavy loss of
life, are reported all along the lake roasts.
at Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Joseph, Macki
nae, Port Huron, Cleveland, Buffalo, On
wego and along the Atlantic coast from
Halifax to Haltcras.
It was Monday before the wave reached
New York and Tuesday when it struck the
coast of Maine, but its character over the
whole wide expanse was the saute. On
land in, many places houses were blown
down or unroofed, and on water i-bipping
foundered, stranded or wrecked. In many
localities, such as Minncssota, Northern
Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, portions
of Pennsylvania and New England, there
was snow fell of from 2 to 10 Inches; but
over most of the region, as here at Ottawa,
tbe sky was clear, the temperature falling
rapidly and the "cold snap" steadily in
creasing in intensity, varying Iroinjlli below
-io in Manitoba to lOuboveut Chicago
unci l.'i lit St. Louis. Fur three days the
pipers Irom Maine to Colorado have been
full of accounts of tLo great blow mid do
tuil! ol i's utU'iiiliint tliH'Lit'.'M. Yesterday,
however, there seemed to Left let up, the
wind veering to tho south, mid the thcr-
nioijitti r rising ho us to give promise of
another milder spell.
.1 list importance is always attached to the
eleetioii receding thi! presidential cam
! paign, a-, it is always a more or less true
test i.f the position the voters have made
up their minds to occupy thecoming your.
t .. .1 It1.. I ...
I in uns view nitre is ocnnuiiy iiounnij m
! the outcome of the late elections to give
the ilemocia's the least discouragi nn-nt.
They carried every state they expected to
'carry. New York, New Jersey, Maryland
and Virginia, all considered lighting
ground, were carried by mvjoiitii s large
enough in proportion lo the vote polled.
It is only necessary to carry tin: sime
states next year to elect a democratic presi
dent! As the books now stand posted, the
states sure to go democratic next year are
Arkansas 7
Florida I
(ieorgia 1 'I
Kentucky . . .1"
Mississippi !'
Missouri in
Nevada :i
New Jersey !)
New Y'ork !!
North Carolina II
South Carolina !
Tennessee 12
Texas 1:!
Virginia 12
West Virginia '!
The following 6tat'.-s may he tct down as
surely republican :
Colorado ''
Connecticut "
Illinois 22
Iowa l:
Ivans-is !'
Maine l
Massachusetts II
Michigan 1:
Minnesota . . . 7
Nebraska . "
New Hampshire I
Ohio NI
( )regon
Pennsylvania liO
Rhode Island I
Vermont I
Wisconsin 11
Counting Indiana, V vol s, us the only
doubtful state, with the chances indisputa
bly In favor of the democrats. ISut even
with Indiana, the republicans would be
short of enough to elect, us it will require
201 to elect, while without Indiana the de
mocrats will have H votes to spare. The
upshot of it is that there is no hope
for tho jKepublicnns unless they can steal
or u'iy up the great state of New Y'ork.
With a majority ol -10,0(10 against them on
any lair estimate based on tho last vote, can
they hope to do this'
There is nothing more honorable to the
head und heart of (Ion. (Irant than the per-
listenee w ith w hich he Insists that the un
just sentence against Gen. Fitz John Por
ter, to which he himself gave effect, shall
be reversed. In view of the fact that the
Congress to meet in December is demo
cratic and will bo more liKcly than any
hitherto to give Wen. Porter a fair bearing,
Gen. Grant bus written another letter tu
Gen. I'., evidently intended to aid him in
bis appeal to the next congress. The let
ter, which is quite lengthy, has just ap
peared in tho New York ciiy dailies. In
it Gen. Grant tells Gen. Potter that al
though ho bad approved the sentence ol
the court martial that condemned him, he
took its finding rather on trust than from
any examination of his own. He had
never, however, believed that Gen. Porter
was a traitor. The worst he had believed
of him was that, with many other army
officers at the si conn battle ol Dull Kun,
Gen. Porter had such a contempt fur Gen.
Pope that be had intentionally contrib
uted to bring upon him that disaster. Gen.
Grant, however, has the manliness to say:
' I was first shaken in my views, how
ever, w hen such a man as Gen. Terry
who uuites the lawyer with the soldier and
man of high character and ability, und who
had believed as 1 bad, ami possibly worse
after many weeks of Investigation, should
entirely vindicate you, und be sustained,
too, by men of tho known ability of his
colleagues on tho board.
"Cntil, in 1881, 1 ri -examined for my
self, my belief was that on tho 2lth of Au
gust, 18112, a great battle was fought be
tween Gen. Pope, commanding the I'nion
forces, and Gen. Jackson, commanding the
Confederate forces ; that you, with a corps
of twelve or more thousand men, stood in
a position across the right Hank of Jack
son, and when you could easily got into
bis rear; that you received an order to do
so about 5 or 3lj o'clock, which you te
fused to obey because of clouds of dust in
your front, which you contended indicated
an enemy in superior force to you, that
you allowed Pope to get beateu while you
stood idly looking on without raising an
arm to help him. With this understand
ing, acd without a doubt as to the correct
ness of it, 1 condemned you.
"Now, on a full investigation of the facts,
I find that the battle was fought on the
30th ot August; that your corps, comman
ded directly by you in person, lost a great
er percentage than any other corps en
gaged ; that the i4 order of tho day before
did not reach you until nightfall ; that
your Immediate superior Had cautiontd
you early in the day that you we.ro too tar
out to tho front then ; that I loner il I'opo
had cautioned you against brinirio;,' ui an
engagement, except under suoli circum
stances as ho described, and that in any
event you must bo prepared to tall back
behind Hull Run that night, where ii
would be necessary for you to bo to receive
supplies; that from 11 o'clock of the 2!)th
you were confronted by a force of twice
your own number, of whoso presence you
had positive proof, while (!on. I'upo did
not know of it.
"Thisla.it fact is bliown by the working
of the hall past I order. 1 1 directed you to
attack the enemy's right and got into lilt
rear, (ion. Pope's circular of the morning
of the 2iHh said that lion. I.eo was advan
cing by way of Tuorouglif ire (iap. At the
rate at which he was uioviiiLj he could be
up the night of the ;!0th or morning of the
olst. In his tcitiiuony before the court
martial winch tried you ho said under
oatli, tn it In- in I not Know ol tin; arrival
ol Leo's command until t o'clock of the
2!);h, an hour and a half after In; had dic
tated tho oi'lt r for your attack.
"His circular and testimony prove ronclu
sivoly that Jackson anil Jackto'i alone was
the enemy lie intended you to attack. Your
knowledge of this tact, us well as of the
fact that you htm -mother force, quite
double Ilia'. -l yo-.ns, in addition in your
front, would havo been Mifilciont justifica
tion lor your not attacking, oven if the or
der had been received in time. Of course
this would not apply if a battle had been!
raging between Jackson and Pope. A;
the hour you received the order all was
"The very short, hastily written and in
complete summary shows why and w hen
my mind underwent n change. I have no
doubt now but tho change would hive
taken place in li7 if I had then made anj
investigation. I regret now that 1 oil not'
understand your case then us I do now.!
Your whole life since your trial, rn well!
as your services before, disprove tko great j
burden of the charges then su!uiicd by it
court martial. As lonir us I haw: a voice,
it. shall lie raisoil in your suppo.M, without
any reference to tho effect upon mo or
others. Your restoration t the uriny
simply I would regard as a very inauY-
piate and unjust reparation While men
one at least have been restored to the
army because of their gallantry am' wounds
alter conviction and s'.-nti'iico, not only to
be dismissed, but to bo confined in a pen
itentiary, and when there is no doubt of
uuili. and given all their pay for thuycm
they were out of tho .service, 1 can soo :io
reason for your having less."
Heretofore tho practice lias been to re
gard the meridian as the standard of time,
making duo allowance for variations as
calculated by tho astronomers. The result
has been that clocks were last at the rate
ot about 5 minutes for every 100 miles
going westward and slow ut the same mtc
going eastward. This, especially in the
running ol railroad trains, was the si urce
of constant annoyance and often serious
To overcome this diflioulty nil tlie rail
roads centering In Chicago, with one or
two exceptions, have agreed upon the
adoption of a new standard of time. The
plan is to divide the whole country tand
ultimately the world) into 24 sections of
one hour each, reckoning eastward from
Greenwich, and starting from the true as
tronomical meridian, turn the clock on one
hour at tho crossing of each of these new
section or time meridian lines, the time re
mauling the same over the whole interme
diate space. Thus, suppose one of the
true meridian lines strikes Pittsburg, the
next westward would be in the vicinity of
Des Moines, ami at all points between these
lines every clock would strike the tame
hour at tho same instant; beyond Dos
Moines tlie time would ut tlie same in
stant bo an hour later and castot Pitts
burg au. hour later. Practically, at Ottawa,
on t lie adoption ot the new sianutiru ot
the railroads on Sunday evening, waen it
Is to go into effect, all necessary to b)dono
to conform to it, will bo to turn our clocks
(such as arc correct) hack about 0 minutes.
The advantages of the change are said
to be many and great. The cities of Chi
cago and St. Louis will have the sime
time for arrivals and departures of trains,
as well as other business, instead of being,
as now, ten minutes apart. The cities ol
New York, Philadelphia, Hoaton aud
Washington will in like manner have but
one time, and tho watch set to the- legal
time in cither of thesu cities will show the
established time in each ed' the others as
well us for every other place in the Uuited
States east ol the Alleghcnies, and that
Kustern lime will differ from our own (to
bo called "Central time") by just one hour,
it beinir precisely 4 o'clock in Chicago and
St. Louis, Madison, St. Paul, Milwaukee,
Springfield, Dloonungton, etc., when it is
just 5 o'clock in tho Kastern cities. Inas
much as the countless errors and delays in
making train connections arc nearly all of
them questions of minutes, they will be
avoided in large part by the adoption ot
the new standard.
The railroads throughout tho country
onco having adopted the new standard, ho-
tels shipper aud many other business
clatses will be obliged to follow perforce,
and this no doubt will rapidly lead to Its
adoption universally in all business as
well as scientific and social relations.
How natural it Is to kick the under
dog I Now that Mahone has been laid
out in Virginia the staunch republican
TitUburg Dtipalch has no hesitancj in
giving him the following kick, and the no
less "truly loyal" Chicago Journal approv
ingly copies it:
Of all the machines that have been t rok-
on, none got what w as needed for ttio pub
lie, welfare more thoroughly than Unit
which wa-i oporaVj by Senator Mahono
in YlrginU.
There has been a wonderful tuiiiMe. in
the price of stool rails, Tliu Lackawanna
Steel Mills at 1'iltntnirir, Pa., have just con
tracted to 1 urn if h ;!(J 000 tons of them i.t
$:l.i a ton. President Potter, of the Nnrth
Side Chicago Ilollmg Mil's, .viys that, if
the freight to Chicago nt'c wMcd, it
would make thcin co.it only $:7,.r;0, which
is less than cast iron raili would o,o,tliere,
while foreign niW laid down here cost
l"). Perhaps free tri.lo organs can dem
onstrate In this low price of home manu
facture how the tar'ui' oppresses American
railroad corporations --Avw: t 'omtty AV
l'cihajis protection i.-ts can demonstrate by
tbe.-e figures how ft tarilTol 'fl8 per t ui on
steel rails builds up and sustains ihcAmei
can steel rolling mills. If the Pittsburg
steel mills can altord to pny their work
men decent wa'os and make Mi el rails at
:i"i a ton, what mif-t the pitiable wages of
the workmen have bron compared to the
miller' profits wIk.-o they wen: getting
.!! a ton for sO-el raiN?
Euu.v Wintkii. -The November Arc
tic wavo seems to have fallen on England
and the continent with qt:itcqua! seventy
to that nhown on this side. A London
dispatch of Tuo.-da says: "(Jrcut frosts
have set in everywhere throughout Eng
land, and ii heavy snow storm has fallen
in Dorset and surrounding counties. A
dense fog, which still hangs oyer the ( 'lyde
a J the Mersey, has stopped traffic for
more than twelve hours. Several collisions
have occurred, but Microtias been no loss
of life."
Miss Auna Tuft, 4S Ilitrrison St., Chicago,
says: "brown's Iron Bitters completely cured
mo of nervousness, after suffering for years."
County Talk.
I had a dream,
Wa it a dreamV
Well, I should scream !
It was a dream
Of sweet lec cream.
And of a maid
Who with it played.
Will that dream'fade!'
Not much I paid.
A Missouri man writing to Uio J'rm'ru
Frinff suggests n method of road making
that is worth consideration. ' The key
note," ho says, "of the whole trouble is free
the ground of water, anil you will have no
mud or slush, and consequently a firm, dry
road IcJ to travel at ail seasons ol the
year." The host way he conceives to do
this is "drainage, pure and simple." There
jure few sections m the state where there is
not fall enough to drain it, and the same
utiv be said of thu roads. Thu usual meth
od of road making has made tho bed con
vex with ditches along the sides. Theso
ditches having no proper outlets become
reservoirs of water, saturating tho road bed,
and the more it is traveled the softer it be
comes. The remedy is : find an outlet,
und drain off tho water; then begin em the
road bed, sinking from i in. to 8 in. tile
in the depressions on either side, these
drtins to have openlugs for cross drains of
snnll tlica every six feet, which shall
cros thoroud bed from lateral drain to lat
eral drain, the cross drains to be laid with
fall to carry the water freely Into tlie later
al d-nins. This system, it is claimed, will
give a road which, il a little sloppy on top
ufter a rain, will be solid at all tensons.
The cost any farmer can figure out who
has cone any tiling.
Old McAdam. when he mado roads,
would not have uny stone placed on the
track which would uot pusB through tiring
one inch m diameter. He said larger stone
wore cruel to horses and would not pack
Ah, there! There's nothing like it.
That most eminent of all thedistingu s i
ed sons of Doston, Prot. John L. Sullivan,
is to bo in Streator Wednesday evening in
order to give his many admirers an oppor
tunity to pay for ihe privilege of seeing
him. He was here once before but at that
time he was only part way up instead ot
perched on ihe very top round of the lad
der ot fame, as he is now. Strentur Fix
He's the champion Mugger, and lias
hud his picture in the l',Ur Uitwttc.
The StreV.or Free I'm seems to Lave
at hist caught on : "Tho Ottawa Journal
Is the worst liar in the 6tate. In proof ot
this we offer its issue of yesterday where
it pretends to give a long and circums'.Hn
tial account of a scene in the probate court
when tho will ot tlie late W.c uui, oi
Osage, was offered tor probate. It describes
the "Gall children" and "a. son-in-law" as
minutelv as lftuev actually existeu, wnen
the tact is (Jill was a young man and had
no children. Too much of the Journal's
news" is made in tue same way."
As to the Vox Htver It. K. stock, ihe
Streator Frcf J'rttw says: "A paper bear
ing the signature of August T. Post was
served on Supervisor Kadcs and Town
Clerk Bean to-day, notifying item that he
was the owner e)f ce rtain bonds issued by
the town of Bruce to pay for capital stock
in the Fox Hiver railroad, and said bonds
having been declared invalid be would
now demand the stock In lieu thereof, and
warning them not to dispose of the eauic.
The paper was merely a personal notice
from Post, and not issued Irom any court.
Constable Bale, who served the papers, has
a lot ot them for all the towns along the
line of the road that took stock and issued
bonds." The same notice was served at
Kicarilou to Chicago.
On Nov. 14. 15, ltt. 17, IS, 19. 30, til and 21
th C B. A . R. R. Co. will sell excursion
tickets to Chlcsuo and return at 3.08 for the
round trip, on account of the rat Bloc
Show. These tickets will be food for return
naage up to sod Including Nov, 24.
T. II. Mvis, Aft.
lipHth of Thun. II. Clark,
A'juut Oct. CUli, Prof. Tho. M. Chirk, t f
Aurora, was prosti atud by illpl.tlo rii. Huhuil
tieoti in but puur health for a yiur past and
bad mi usthiiKitir dillk'iitty ; Mit tin: diphthe
ria win eoi.i H:r,-it utiJ fur a woek or mj In
was. iiiipruvin sioIv until aturtay !a-t,
when pti'.-iiiiioio.i i-et in . lie sank ruiiuul'yj
niid ox pi rod ut i ii. m. Sunday iiioriiini:.
Prof. I'o.vt-;!, ia itiAuroia lUily A .,;
k'ivvs the fi,Iliiwiii.r sketi-ji of liis initiwiitfulj
but Uiefii! liTe;
".Mr. Clark Lorn in lh ictol, Me , on
the liith i f November, Mnl lhcrikirej
Would havo lioen M vrtirs old hud In- liwal
till nvxi Friday. Hi-, childhood ui.d vuuth
lAi-n Ktiei.t on :i f irm in his l ulUr M.ilc
Itis o'.-i. n-tttti P for i-iiuc.t'ion v. Iiilo oiinr
wi-re, lli.e tlime ol lno-1 unj s livuoc ol Hie
eoUMtry, miiiii-w tint linuUd; but ho belonged
lu a race i.ad neiieratiou win bo Icniliinu' and
vsuinpli: iniviesst d upon I.iiii the ijituI Im
portance of' iijdiirli . llo i.-urly Iniraed to
worl; und his lik-lias" provul that no ninlei
taking wai too irrert for him which could be
iifi.oiii i.il i 1 i.-,l In liLlmr. lie t.iujlit scliool
during the winter scur-ons while yuiniiiL,- Ids
earlv education, tlois adding to lin- hinited'
. . . i l : ... l .. I . . f . . I I.
umoutu am. Mi ll nun ny 11:1 ou in i "
to enutile him In
prepurulion for u
I'liKiillllu lii.s niuun- i.i
nl 'her course of in-lriie-
tiou. Iti tlie. eur
I l;c entered lni-.uloin
College lu.d g.nidim!c d from thu same in
During his eolk-ge i-niir-n it was necessary
for him to li-tiVL-sever.il terms to engage in
teaching that ho might earn money to pay
his way. Soon ufter graduating lie went to
tho city of Ottawa, in litis stale, where In
tittiglit at lirst as ptineii:it of one uf the
ei-liool.-, hut, win soon iii:i(l.' siipet iiitendent,
which nositi'in Ii'! in cunleit lor sixteen cars
"In I -vis Mr. Ciiirk w.is married to Miss
llaniet L. I,i-I'iiiircil. tm as an as-istant
teacher ot his ai. ihe time.
"During his administration in Ottawa lie
tcioti high rank ia the state as an edtieator,
and cbtaMUliLit hiiuM-lf tn the minds of the
educated people of that city as a cultivated
man of rare worth, and scores of young nieu
who have graduated from colleges and uui
versiiies, most willingly testify to the supe
rior ability and the conscientious earnestness
with which Mr.C'lark gave them thuirprepa
ration while In tho Ottawa schools, lio was
elected presidont of tho State Teachers' As
sociation, and performed the duties of the
otliuo during tho session of that body at Da
oatur lu 1870. In tho fall of 1871 ho was
elected to the vrinolDalshiD of the hast Au
rora High Sohool, which position he has oc
cupied until the present tiruo."
I'rof. Clark was a member of the Ortawa
Commander of Knights Templar, in which
he held the ofllco of Recorder lor years be
fore going to Aurora, and on Tuesday Sir
Knights J. F. Nash, E. V. Bull, T. C. Gib
son, Dr. McArttiur and W. 13. Titus went to
that city to ussi6t at the funeral. Services
were held in the First M. E. Church at 2 p.
m., that edifice, the largest in tho city, being
densely thronged, but not of buflleient ca
pacity to hold half of those who desired to be
present and pay the last sad tribute of re
spect to his memory. The services consisted
of prayer by Ujv. -I L. T -e'leon and address
08 by Revs. Prentiss, liult and Keyes, and
appropriate music was furnished by I'rof.
lutein's choir the general services being fol
lowed by tho Impressive funeral services of
the Knights Ttiuj-l.o, at tho conclusion of
which the procession moved to Lake Spring
Cemetery in the following order:
Ottawa and Aurora Coniinamleries K. T.
l'a.11 Bearers.
East K School Board.
West Side School Board.
School Trustees.
Public Library Board.
High School Teachers and Pupils.
East Side Teachers.
West Stile leacher.
The pall bearers consisted of the following
old-timo friends of I'rof. Clark and well
known school Principals: I'rof. Lewis, of
Hyde I'aik: I'rof. Walker, of Koehelle; l'rot
Hall, of Sugar Grove; I'rof. Mann, of Gone
va; I'rof. Snow, of It.ituvin, and Pi of. Free
man, of Aurora.
Prof. Clatk came to Ottawa in about Is.'j.
and soon after wjs placed at the head of the
(thou) 01 h ward punlie school, in which he
r . i t. ...... 1 . t n
soon maiineso.u tucu iokh iuiiu
teacher, that he wu iransferied to the third
ward school, and made, principal or the High
School, to which was .soon ufterwhrds added
the office of superintendent of tho city pub-
11c schools. It was a OH ol poiiiieai spue
work that a fow years Inter removed him
from the 6uperintendeucy, und as the change
Involved a reduction of his salary, I'rof.
Clark resigned and accepted the Principal
ship of tho East Side High School in Aurora,
In which position h justiy won the rank of
one or the leading educators of the state.
Ho was a born teccher. Ho was not onlj
thoroughly posted In all matters pertaining
to his profession, but he knew how to impart
his knowledge to oilier-,. Always kind, al
ways genial and joyous, yet a strict disci
plinuriau, lio governed a school with military
precision and yet with all the kindness of a
loving parent. As in school so in his family
and social relations, ho woo too love of all
by his noble and manly 'jualities and his ever
sympathetic, genial and kindly ways. A
leading ehara.-ter!tl, which separated him
miles rroiu the oot. etitiotial pedagogue", was
his modesty. No man of his great attain
ments ever put on fewer airs, and no doubt
but for this he never oeeuded mthu popular
estimation away from home uujthing liKe
the high position to which his great abilities
untitled bun. Ihnl he us held In proper es
titnatioo at home, hoivi ver, is shown h) tlie
expression!) of the Aurora papers ,n view of
his death. The iW says.
.Manifestations of sorrow are ever) where
visible. Kspecinlly are those who grew up
in his pchool stricken with grief. Ho was to
every pupil a fi iena, a counselor, a guide
bis personal iuMuenci! was ennobling. Ihe
example of his unseltish, laborious life, was
the grandest lesson he taught. Green be the"!
.'rasfc above his long home; calm und blue la
the overspreading fkits; peaceflu be the sol
emn, whispering w.nds. A grand turn is
asleep after aide or toil after a grand ncrk.
His friends can in future etatid by hi grave
and say Miot-t truh : "His was a groat heart, a
great wind-Uio world i bettor because- he
lived lu it."
The iV.vii says:
Prof Clark was a teacher In the widest
ease of the. term. He not only instructed
bis pupils in that Knowledge which comes
from books, aud the possession of which en
titled them to diplomas but ho taught
them by orecut auJ example", now 10 oe men
. . II. .... j ..att.tai.fl nf tllHtl'M.
n.l mn.n..n ll.tttil IKI'SOSSC'Cl Ol UUI ge
nlusof humanity whh'li has spread such an
Immortal halo around the names tf tho illm
trious masters of tho great English school.
Though "I'rof. Clark U dead," bis teaching
are warmed with a life which time cannot
datdroy, but which will grow on through all
eternity. Near two thouoand miles from
Aurora", on the arid plaius the "Great Araar
lean Desert," a yoaug man grasped our
hand all the more tlrmlv this last summer.
Kooana KA ItniiW "Tom Clark." the teacher of
of his youth, to whom he could give no wordaj
or praise too empnanc, in Denriug mmo.
or the jrreat service his tcachiogs and ad
vice had bet-n to him through life: and near
the foot of 1'ike'sTeak, one of the toremost
educators of the Wert ;ave Profor Clark
his endorsement as tho best Hi'h School
tijKchur and tho he-t man ho know. Profes-i-or
I'lark did not Hv Ids three seoio nnd ten
years; hii family U left without tho presence
of liiii'iiind and" father which they so inneh
need hut ho And done a work more noble,
more eMdnrln, more wldu spread In its ben
flloetit ItilliieiH-o than often fill I to tho lot of
the lio.-t men who live tln.-ir lull allotment of
yenr. IIi works do praise liini .
i'fi-fiiiMiil .
Wai.i.. Mi-si;s t'.nie add Jenuio I'crK itis,
of Hureiiu i ount.v, are Nlting ut !r. E, A.
Willi's, est side.
D.M.V. I). E. Daly, la'u tr.ivelliit: sidt-Miiau
for M. W. I!.u-h i'c Co., lus m-i-opt'-il n -imilar
ii-i!io:i v. itd .1 . !;. Porter.
I Wm. Win. rv-nuelh, one of tin- In sr. men
in the re at army of dorks employed riy I).
Ilceti:in S: ('.)., of Sfreutnr, was in town on
Mo. fit;. I. .1. I.. Met'orniieu, or Peru
made ns a friendly call no Wednesday. The
captain, at tho ajt'O of T.", is ns active, half
and heaity us most yount men of .'ill.
Cos. Hon. (ieo. . Arinstroiiir, of
' ,, u-M, n.. ,,f tl, fr,.n - ,.f tl...
- ...
"on of lsf,, und will no dinilit iitti-nd tlie re
lid, :it Sprir.gllcid.
w men
have been more useful in Illinois than Mr.
Arm -Iron j;, and hit place at. tho re-union is
by light a Icuding one.
Tvin. D. F. Liilis, late of tho Peru .twt,
goes to Chicago to day to work in a large job
ofliee, just starting. George II. Richardson,
who commenced !.is trade in I'eru twenty
years or more ago, ami lute foreman for
Knight A Leonard, Chicago, will be superin
tendent of the establishment.
Smash. R. E. Skinner, ol this city, re
ports being in u railroad accident which oc
curred on Friday lust on the road runnlug
from Streator lo Dwight. A locomotive was
wrecked nnd the trucks under the coaches
were more or less Injured. Fortunately
none, of the passengers were .injured, the
place where the accident occurred being on
a level grade.
Mr. C. E. Frielli", who for a year past had
so acceptably filled the post of station agent
of the C., R. 1. A V. railroad at Ottawa, left
on Wednesday for Englowood, where he has
accepted a position In the ofliee of the Lake
Shore A Michigun Southern Railroad. Dur
ing his brief charge of the depot at this city
Mr. F. had won the kindest regards or our
shippers and business men by his accommo
dating spirit aud uniformly courteous bear
ing, while his many gentlemanly qualities
made him a favorite in our social circles.
The kindest wishes of a host of Ottawa
friends uttifiiu him in his new position.
Sizkx Our lornier townsman was last
week elected cleric of the District court or
Lancaster co., Neb., by ;'!i:! majority. Th.i
Lincoln Stirs, in speaking ol tho preliminary
canvass, says: "Deserving of special mention
is the e-anvuss or tho county made by Ed. 11.
nizer friend und loo bow in acknowledg
ment that It whs the most thorough nnd best
orgnni. -d campaign ever conducted, us his
nomination by acclamation rally proves a
triumph unprecedented in polities. Physi
cally disabled and with the odds againsthim,
he systematically fought his way step by step
to tlie proud poiition he reached yesterday.
His friends walked off with all the honors or
the convention, and the men who started
wilh such a flourish of trumpets to accomp
lish his defeat, drew in their nets with abso
lutely nothing In them." And his work on
election day appears to have been equally
satisfuctoiy. It is a cold duv when nn Otta
wa boy gets left if ho means business,
lVttlll!tl .
7 " my Jin ml mnl juti 'iii itn l the jiubiU' in
imrral: There is i-'o uiliele on jour table that
you are more particular about than coffee,
und you find it almost impossible to get a
coffee which dunks rich, strong and frag -runt.
Don't yon' Tin: fault is not yours,
for you are willing to pay any price asked.
But tho trouble Is that a large quantity or
the coffee eold us Java as a mutter of fact
urea' s'tiL' tin hlituU of Jain, but is a miserable
imitation. Believing that theic were consu
mers enough who wunted a strictly line Java
coffee, and who would pay the price for the
same, Messrs. Chase A Sanborn, of Boston,
determined to secure such and made con
tracts two years ago for the eoffa trown un On
priintf jiUtnlitlion of the ixUuul of Java. They
receive Milinct, and roast It In their building,
am! kh"ii il to br iii rfjinneutifla jmre. Java
eotftt. After roasting (and while hot) it is
packed in air-tight tin cans (.a'.miyi u;
;rouml). Till retains its strength and keep
it perfectly fresh and fragrant. On each can
is the brand Stanoakd Java, aud tho sigua
".ure Chase Hanln-ru. Now, if you want the
ilMxt oh;W' Y;'C yon fir drank in your life, go
to Tub Coi-kek Stoke and usk for Chase A-
Suidmi'ii's St'.indiii'd .'eit.
E. II . Cl.AKK.
Ottawa, 111., Nov. 15,
Hess, the jeweler, has just received a largt
addittou to his handsome stock of jewelry.
He invites particular attention to a very ex
tensive assortment or tine hollow ware, such
as sugar bowls, milk pitchers, pickle castors,
variety castors, cups, water pitchers, gob
lets, and a numerous lay-out or the prettiest
card baskets, cuke, fruit and nut baskets,
and, in root, an endless variety ot beautiful
gems just suited for presents, or lor a new
eut lit, or a supply frr a newly wedded cou
ple. He offers positive bargains to those
who buy in sets or entire outfits. Itrpnblicari.
$ 4, $5 and ?t, buy a good serviceable
men's overcoat at thu great oleoring out sale
ol A. Frank A Co.
Trolilence uot 1'urpose."
"Providence and Purpose" is the subject or
the sermon to be preached by Rev. Geo. 8.
Young next Sabbath eveuing in the Metho
dlt church.
Services In South Ottawa at 3 r. m. There
will be a congregational meeting after thu
service. A full attendance of the members
la desired.
Rev. Madison C. Peters' subject to-morrow
will be, in the morning: "The Railroad Ac
cideut." In the evening: "Is Christianity a
Rev. Madison C. Peters will deliver hi
lecture on "Shams" at Sheridan, next Thurs
day evening.
Itankets! iuMiketa!! Ilanket!!!
A uew and larg stock just received at
Gehrlng's drug store. Every uselul basket
can he found in this assortment very cheap.
Money to Loan.
We havo a large amount of money in onr
hands which we will loan on farm property
at low rates of Interest.
Attornevs at Law.

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