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l'lIHLIHIIKO KVKBT 8TI BIY MoHKI.-OI. At Now. UO ami Ul IjiiHulle Htiect. (fP !ITA.) WM. OHM AN HONH, l't oprivtoi-. WM. OSM AS, KniTiiBi L. A. WILLIAMS K.O.OSMAS, Ahmkta.vi. Terms subscription: la aUvam-, pr milium U not p.ml till eu.l of three iimntli if n.H uaiil till t'Uil of 1 ni'Hillw .'.n Hy rarrler. fifty fi'Ul rxtrn. Klf1iH-iic.'iiU'rUl(U'af.l.. ri in ! county, to covit pn-n niclit of mliH'. Tlww term, will be mrlrI!yilh"T.Ml M. to maii."m'iiscuihki!s. PImu-be certain! Imt the flute on th" mil"" ll"'l jour i).Tlulii li'itli-time to which you linn- u4l your ..ihwnptl'm. It il "U P',,"- """'J u " " dlHlHy. I" kwi'liiK '' urc'iim wl,h "" '1"Trr' ent uiwrllicr error are liable to miur, ami e lt' thU method to krep correct an-uuiii lth mail mil crlbera. If the label U. not rormKil lthin "' k aftwr we Hlioulil nave m-rlvcil payment ilcae notify uh. Wb are even more anxioiu. tlimi you Ui have (lie acn.uul wrml. OUt AliKNTS: THKBKBTBlliKnmybfolit'Hneilllt the follimllll! place by the iui!le copy, or miliNTlptloiii' 111 be ukin for any Ictiirth of time at the regular rulc: R. H. I'imii.kk, Serena, III. I. II. Tbhwhbiimib, Mnwlllei.. D. II. rxipe.Bilil.l., Seneea. L. T. Van Il.mKN, lirand Hiilife. OloBdt: II. IlKWiKK, forTr-y drove, Oplm- anil Will ttuuu. Aildnw. Tn.y(iroe. Knltrtl ill Ihr lfll r ul (mnirn, llllnm. 'it SfrnUlt 'hits Mull .UilUrr. Democratic Convention. All tbow clllzeiw of salle eounty who are npiuwd totheloliKerretiilnlimlu otlielal pnalllon. In the Muti and nation, the rei.reelilatlvn of the Republican purty, who do not liellcve In that party teaching and would rondeinn ll practice, and who do believe the Demur racy able to brlnK about enonomy In public j-nill tun and reform In official life, are reiiieted to w leei delicate to reprewnt thein at a Democnillc ( ounly Convention to be held ill the Hoard of .super Imii lloom, Court Ilouw', In the city of Ottawa, iinThurMlay. the nineteenth day of .lune 1S8I. at the hour of in clin k r. a., such conveullon to appoint 112 delent to repre n-lit 1m Salle county lu the IH'inocratlr State Conven tion lo be held In the city of Peoria nn the lid day of July 184; alM) to aelect 32 di-lKatin to reprewnt Ia Kalle connly In a Dlntrlct Conifrewlonal Convention whenever the date and plar for the holding of tin-wiiiii-hull be detennlni-d upon; hIko to tranwict any and all HU-ti other bunlniwa a may properly come before the convention. The towulil of the county aliall each tie nUtled lo reprewntHtlon in the convention hereby culled on the Wit of one delegate for each townnhlp and one deleuaie for every fifty vobw, and alao every fraction of fifty votea greater than fifteen, racl In nn h t iwimhlptt for the Hancock and KnglWi electom In issu; pixnUUd. hmrtvrr, tlial In town.hlpa In which. In MtJ. the Democratic vote for Alfred Orendorff. Heiinratic t mdidate for BtateTreanunT, wa greater than the vote t mi for the Hancock and Kngllxh elcctorH in 1-A tile liwla of repretutntation hall be the Orendorff vote of 1?, The Cvinmittee recommend that the Hi-hum thiIc votera of the variouii townnhlp hold their lowiipbip taiicuHea for (lit aeleetlon of nuch delegate ki to repre nent them III the County Convention on Haturdny, the Hth day of June, at which time townchlp coiiimliteet" fhall be elected, to continue III otllce two year, the name of the memla-ni of audi lownhlp roiiimlttwa to be reported to I lie chairman of the Comity Coiiwtitloii. Theaeveral townililpn uliall ta' entiled to the following number of vote.: Adain,2; Allen. 9; Ilnaiktleld. 4; Hruee, Diiyt 3: Irfcer I'ark, II: Illuinilck, ;l; Kagle, 4; Karl, 5; hden. 1: Kail Itlver, 4; Kami lildge, I; Kreedolu, .1: (irand Kiipldii, 3; fimvelaiid, I; Hoiie,:i; IpiKalle li; MnullOH. f.; Mendota. : Merlden.2: Miller,:); Mlwion.'J: Norlli villc.S: Ophlr.3; OMtge.-l; iitlawa, 21: (liter Creek, i; I'eru, 12; Ulchliiiid. 4: Rutland, ft; Serena, 4; South Iit lawa, S; Troy i, rove, :i; rttca, 4; Vermillion, li; Wal-liu-e. 4; WaltHHtu, a. Total, I, H. II. I1I.I.I,IN(,IIAIKN, Chnlriiniii. li. W. ARMSTIKiMi. .ISO. C. CAMI'IIKLU M. T. MOI.iiVKV, IV. B. llltl (., My .!. II. K.i HKI.K, scry. Commute Tlie Free Trader, During the pnsuing iKilitical campaign, will be the same rki.iahi.k, imi wtic.u, I'SEKITI. AND HOI.IDI.Y UKMOCK ATIC paper it has always bp-en. It will its ever be i) unocratic tin-only journal representative of the party at the county sent, where the conventions meet, and where will lie the headquarters for the campaign. It confidently relies uon not only Dem ocrat, but all who desire to be fully posted on home matters, for a continuance of the liberal support it has received in the past. Especially would it urge upon Demo crats an Increase of its circulation, to Ihe rid that its Influence upon the presided t i til canvass of the year may lie the more 4'Xteniled and greater. In accordance with our past custom dur ing presidential campaigns, we will send the Fhkk Tiiaii-.ii to AY if Sulm-rilim from May 1st to December 1st, or seven months from any date beginning in May, for 7") cents, cash in advance. Henry Ward lieecher's lecture on " Invo lution and Revolution," delivered on Wd. nesday evening at HufTalo, is characterized by orthodox ministers who heard him as a K andalous deliverance, worse in its rihald attacks on the Hible than anything Inger mll has said. The "rot" which for months past has raged so violently among hank presidents and cashiers, has got into the government offices nt Washington. Col. J. (). I'. Hurn i-ide, a disbursing clerk in the P.O. De. partment, has been caught at embe..ling fj.1,000, which he wasted In stock gambling, und has been dismissed In ills grace and turned over to the courts for prosecution. The standing joke in Washington is the eagerness with which Pitt Kellogg, the odorous niemlier from Ixmisinna, Is begging for a committee to whitewash him. He recently escaped conviction on a charge of bribery in a District court y admitting the charge but pleading the statute of limiU tions, nd now wants a committee of (im. gress to piaster over the huge blotch that transaction has left upon his character. He need a committee heuded by Mr. William Walter Pheljis, who did nuch a beautif ul job for Blaine when disfigured by the Mul ligan letters pitch, and who recently jtave Kiefer quite a calciinining. The Republican papers, which dread nothing ao much Mtlie nomination of Til den bjr the Democrat at Chicago, are fiijnin full of storltH of Tii.len fecl.lf hciilth, ami from now on until the flection tlii'st- storif will lie a daily staple 'f tli lielinliliciin ire.-.H. with iKCasiomil viiriu tions of reports of TiMen'o deth. Menu time the country will rest perfectly ' lent with the assurance which Mr. Tildi'D rave to some cullers not over three days ,', tliut "My health was never better in my life than it is to-day;" Mini the further as surance of hundred-, who meet him daily that whatever his bodily infirmities, his M l M i Is us clear iini Imn;' as eer it was. As in tlie case of Alexander II. Stephens, (ilad.-tone, M. Their, und many others that might lie named, the nieytal condition of Mr. Tilden is such that b its own very force it prolong the existence of u Isaly which in men of feeble minds would years earlier have succumbed to its infirmities. i'OOL OE KNAVE? There is perhaps more charity than se vere and exact justice in the general dis nosition to aciniit ten. drant of the very w-rioiis charge made against him by Mr Fish of endorsing the "government con tracts" Ward claimed to his dupes to bi engaged in as real and genuine. The let ters of fJen. (irant. in which this endorse ment is claimed to be made, nn being pro duced, do certainly not, without some -.tniiniii'-. bear such a construction, rlsh writes to (irant and says in effect, "I havi endorsed and discounted paper b r tin firm of tirant iV Ward to the amount of -JIK),(KM), to be used in filling certain gov ernment contracts, and as you and I are no doubt general partners in the house of (irant it Ward, and Ward is making fret use of the influence of your name, hadn't we, as older and w iser heads, better meet anil look over the a flairs of the young men and give them the benefit of our advice?" Gen. (irant replies and says, "Thank you for that loan of fJOO.OOO. Yes we ought to look into the affairs of our firm, and I will try to meet you at -i o'clock to do so." Ami then, in a subsequent note, written by Ward but signed by (irant, he adds: "I think your investment is wife," and am willing W'Hrd shall "make all he can for the Ann by the use of my name and in fluence." Hut while tills correspondence may be charitably construed as failing to pin (irant in black and white as cognizant of and en dorsing Wind's claim for the linn of be- ing concerned, through (! rant's influence, in large government contracts ; yet, in view of the claim of (irant and his two sons of total ignorance of the whole business of "government contracts" in which Ward claimed to lie engaged, in what sort of a plight does it leave them? Ward kept a book which he was wont to show to his lupes, in which he had a list of twenty or more government contracts entered which he pretended the linn was engaged in, and on which, month by month, he entered the profits the firm was making, amounting to a million or more in a single year. As members of the lirm (irant and the boys had access to this book ; Fish had seen it and called (Jen. (Jrant's special attention to it. Yet neither (irant himself, or Fred or Buck (irant ever knew anything about it! I'liey devoted their entire time and atten tion to the affairs of the firm ; they put into it their own entire fortunes and those of their wives ami fathers-in law and niothers in law; and yet they knew nothing of the linn's operations! They were full partners of the firm ; they attended to Its business every day for four years; they drew on the profits regularly and liberally; yet not one of them knew anything of the methods of the firm, how itsama.ing liabilities of $ 1 1, (MM),0(0 were piled up, or w here its enor mous profits came from. Was there ever business idiocy more glaring than this, or, if it was not idiocy, what other name is there for it if not rascality ? The Democrats stole another seat in Con gress yesteruay, liiaKing no pretense ol lie inn lair and honest. McKiuley, one of the Ohio delegation, was unseated by a vote of I. iS (o 1(151, seven Democrats voting w ith the Republicans against the resolution. MclMiiley had In ISM-.' a majority ol eight votes. I his illustrates the danger of small ma iiorities. I c mix-ruts do not respect them, and it will lie ne-.es.sary for the Uepubli cans ot .Mchinley s district to re-elect him by a majority of at least l,(MKI. lnti- Oani. The evidence before Congress showed that McKiuley was allowed a majority of S votes by a Republican returning board that had throw n out a number of votes cast for his Democratic opponent, Wallace, because a number of ballots for the latter were mis. spelled, such us "Wallas," "Walloce," "Walloc," tfce. The marvel, however, is how any Republican paper can have the cheek to complain of Democrats "stealing seats in Congress,'' and having "no reflect for small majorities." The fact is, that the lb-publicans in like cases, during their reign of twenty years in Congress, neither respected large or small majorities. From the cuse of (Sen. Shields, who in lHiiS was elected to Congress from Missouri by over U.OOO majority but wits unseated, down to the Republican liouse-a year ago, there Is not a case on record w here, in a contest be tween u Denes rat and Republican, the Republican was not seated, no matter what the honest majority may have heeuagainst him The I'nited Spates tariff is the heaviest in the civilized world. England on her ag gregate imS)rts, collects about 3 Jer cent, duties; France, 7 orM jier cent.; (lennany alsitit the same; Italy about 9; Russia is high altove these tfi'j er cent. The lnited States towers alsive them all in her tariff, with :W per cent, on aggregate iin sl; 43' pr cent, average on all taxed commodities. The first American tariff only kept pace w ith others per rent. Hut we have improved. We excel our for mer selves, fourfold. A mixed cargo rould go to England and pay it tax, then to France and pay again, then to (iermahy and make a third payment, and then to It aly and pay a fourth tux and the fc in payments till put together would not adijit It into the I'nited States. They would Ag gregate about 57.', while we charge llOjin a lump. And yet of all people on the fj. e of the will irth, we havu the least n'd of any tariff at all. In the face of all tjis, however, our tariff is not merely a little, hut manifold higher than that of any clvllijeil power - Uussia alone excepted. PENSIONING MEXICAN 80LDIER8. After a long sleep in committee lijthe I'. S. Senate, the House bill to persloi the surviving Holdiersof the Mexican warwas finally reported to the Senate on Wednesday and taken up for consideration. Theioin mittee had reported the bill with sjveral amendments, the most important of ihich was the limitation of the grant of pcisions tu such Mcviriin soldiers only as wer una ble to siiiMirt themselves by their wn la bor, (ten. Logan ojiosed the anii iMinent with great earnestness, declaring i an in suit to the Mexican soldier to deiJ.ind of him, before he can receive it pally $M a month, that he shall go down on kieesand beg for it and produce a certiticat-of his jMivcrty. The amendment was reacted by 10 to 2(1. Another amendment, toAimittlie pension to only such Mexican S'j'licrs as were loval" duiinir the late waif was ul mi rejected by ;." to 2:1. These votes show an evident liajority in the Senate in favor of the pass-fee of the bill as it came from the House, Imt befon u final vote was reached on Walnesday ;i motion prevailed to adjourn. Qn the bill romitiu; up on Thursday action on ii was again staved off by the senategoing into executive session, after whiclilthe senat adjourned to Monday. Now as the Republican Nitonal Con vention meets at Chicago on TU'sday, evi dently no final action on the bil will be ta ken on Monday, or any other illy until af ter the nomination at Chicago is made; ater that, Mr. Logan having male his little strike to get the vote of the Mexican vete- tenuis and been "left" by the fori vention, and there being no votes in theliill for any body else, what friends will itjiave left to see it through V In other wordsis the mea- u re brought forward as a merjeatch-vote, to serve its purpose and thenlie dropped, as it has been several times If retofore, or are its supporters in the Sijate honest enough to stick to it though fir the nonce there may lie no more votes iijit? President Fish, of the Mal i- Dank, w ho was so largely and discredituht connected with the swindling operations f the firm of (irant A: Ward, makes, in selldefense, a statement which involves (Jen. wratit in a painful manner. He deeares tlmt he has letters in his possession written to him by (ien. (irant in 12 saylnithat ttie firm of (irant A: Ward have valuable government contracts. The statement causes till-greatest astonishment, not o-1y because te rev elations made since tke (irant it WaiM fail ure show that there never w ere any such contracts, but still tnorc, because it was du ring (ien. (irant administration that the law was chany d so as to require all con tracts to be 1-t to the lowest butler after thirty days' advertisement. 1 heiv can not be any sucrecy about the contracts for gov eminent supplies, and there is no poisihle way In which political or persini.l In fluence could secure them. The Predd-nt himself could not control any matter f he kind w ithout making himself liable ta Im peachment, and all contracts for ludianliip. plies in which Ward represented thilie was largely interested are let by the lilird of Indian Commissioners, a body com pied of representatives of the several religliis denominations, who act with the Com ins. sinner of Indian Affairs and the Assistit Attorney (ieneral for the Interior DcpM. ment. I f the statement ol t isli should t verified, it would leave a stain upon reputation of (ien. (irant that not ha; could ever efface. It is due, however, to (ien. (irant, to s; that since the statement of Mr. t ish made public, the letters to him of (ii (irant, to which allusion is supposed to made, have been published and do bear out the account Mr. Fish gives them. I hey are, m fact, entirely imi cent missives, do not indicate any kno edge of the pretended contracts and malj no specific reference beyond the vague di laration of an opinion that the business Orant V Ward was a safe one. The coolness with which not only I publicans but Democrats, in their figurinj on the presidential probabilities of put down Illinois as one of the sure H publican States, is almost provoking, j very little thought will show that. wh ever may have been the case heretofoj the Democrat!) of Illinois in the contest! 14 have at least ugood fighting chance, win. tor example, in iu i ook couu gave Uartield 10,000 majority. Does mjbythe convention, rne piatiorm ills uur- one believe that the Democrats next fal teen planks. In sunsiance endorsing ami re will carry Cook county by less than lO.OtKjoiclng in the recent legal tender decision majority ? La Salle county In guv.of the Supreme Court of the I'nited States; (iartieldaill majority. Last year the Demudenounclng the practice of granting public crats carried the cmnty by 2,000 majoritOands to railroad und other mono-mlies; de and it would W ridiculous to claim lesjnanding national supervision and control than l,(MH) Dem.s nitic majority in L SalU'f the railroads; the levy of an income county ue.xt faU. There ait' at least 2Hax; u shortening cf the tenm f I'.S. sena other counties in the State where thors; the prohibition of the importation of Democrats can rely with confidence orrontroct labor; favoring a "wise revision of equal gains over ixso, while there is not he tariff," but regarding the question as county in which they ought to loseim thflnslgniticant compared with the financial vote of that year. The ground of thtissues;" favoring a submission of 'the Democratic confidence is no secret. Sincquestlon of woman's suffrage to a vote of 18S0 the Republican party has been almosle people, and declaring In favor of liber bodily deserted by the German vote. Thafl enloning of disabled soldiers of tlie loss has been on account of the attitude ofite war. the Republican party on the temperance Having with tolerable unanimity adopt nuestion. Has that attitude chani?ed anvl this piatiorm, the convention proceeded in the last two yearn? Whatever changei there lias been lias notoriously been in a way to render the party slill more obnox ious to the (termans. The Herman vote of the State amounts to enough to swamp any party that provokes its hostility, and that hostility the Kepublicun party has provoked In a way so offensive and contemptuous that the (iermans would show themselves cra vens not to resent it to a man. "A platform was adopted claiming ro tection as the true iwilicy of the l iilted States until other nations shall pay equally- high wages to workmen us we tlo." The alKive refers to a recent protection! convention in Ohio, but Is equally applic ble to about every republican or protection 1st convention which is held. It Ignores one important fact, which is brought out lu an elaborate and Interesting rejxirt pre pared by Sir John Hawkshaw recently for the London Statistical Society, we believe It shows by irrefragible figures that In real ity there is very little difference in the cost of the rtmilt of labor the world ove because, w here wages are low, it is found to be uniformly necessary to hire more 1 borers to get the same amount of labor done. COL PLDMB AGAIN. A few weeks ago we made mention of note of Col. l'liimb to the newspapers in response to a feeler in a Streator newspn per, stjtting that he wis not a candidate for congress from this district, but nevertheless Would like very much to be one sufficient ly to be elected. The announcement was supposed to be sufticient to get Up a sponta neons mm fluent right off in favor of fort ing the modest Col. on the track, but some how, after a month's sizzling, so to speak It wouldn't sjsintane worth a cent, and up parently died out. W. S. Cherry, another Streator man, a warm personal friend of Col. Plumb, and a member of the La Salle County Republican Central Couimittei concluded to give it new life by address ing a letter to Col. Plumb asking him to stop playing around the bush and come out flat footedly and say whether lie was a can didate for congress or not, " provided we ask you to be one." "Oh, well, in that ca.se," is substantially the Colonel's reply "if you taint me to be a candidate, w hy yes, I have no hesitancy in complying with your request." So then, Col. Plumb is really a c.andi late. The announcement isn't at all tleus ant to Mr. Cullen, the present incumbent. whose newspaper the Ottawa llefmhlimn savs Col. Plumb has "no claims on the republicans of the district for services ren lered, and while Streator is under great obligations for benefits derived from the exercise of the 'business qualifications' about w hich so much is said, the county of La Salle and the eighth congressional dis trict are not, and have no reason to believ that he Is superior to any one of a score of their citizens in those qualities of mind and that knowledge of the people and of the business of the country which comes before congress and which tit a man for efllcient service as a representative." "Services rendered" is a little indefinitt Does it mean that no man ought to be re garded as tit to go to Congress w ho has not proved his readiness to work and "plump up" for the party ? As to the "business qualifications" of Col. Plumb proving beneficial to Streator alone, might they not prove equally bene- flclal to the county of La Salle und the Hth congressional district if the Colonel's field for their exercise was enlarged to embrace them as objects entitled equally with Streator, to his special care? Such objections, it seems to us, are liable to work in a way the opitosite of that in tended. THB GREENBACKERS The National Convention of theOreen- back party met at Indianapolis on Tuesday, ind its proceedings were as earnest and atorinv as it its action really amounted to something. There were about 51 HI regular delegates in attendance, with two or three hundred alternates and sujiernuineriries Though a large majority of the delegates lime instructed for Hen ISutler, there was i hot and "vicious" anti liutler faction in :he body that seemed intent on making trouble. This was manifested from the beginning in the trouble they made over the organization, but which was finally piieted by placing .lames 15. Weaver, of Iowa, in tlie chair. l'hey were again troublesome in the committee on resolutions, where they fought against a resolution endorsing liut ler and insisted on a resolution recognizing no grecuuacker ol less than live years standing as gisxl enough to be their candi date for the presidency. Tlie wrangle in the committee continued neariy tvodays, and resulted finally in a majority and two minority reinirts, the latter disagreeing with the majority mainly for rejecting wo man's suffrage and national prohibition as planks in the platform. As reported by the majority and adopted ballot for a candidate for President, the j first and only ballot resulting in iWil votes for Hen. V. Butler, US for Jesse Harper, 2 for Allls and 1 for David Davis. For Vice Preside it (ien. A. M. West, of Missouri, was nominated by acclamation. A committee was apixilntcd to wait upon and inform the candidates of their nomina tion, and then the convention adjourned. There is some talk of a bolt on Butler, there having been at least 100 negatives on the motion to make his nomination unatii moils. Colorado bolts because Butler is opposed to the free coinage of silver, and Alabama, Tennessee and Florida will probably bolt him on the ground of "gen era! cussedness." Among the banks that have recently gone to the wall is the Penn bank at Pitts burg, and it is the same old story, the bank fails because its money has been stolen by its officers. In the case of this Pittsburg concern, it conies out that its president, and possibly some other otlicers of the bank got badly nipped in specula tions in oil. To keep up their "margins" and cover their losses they Imrrowed the money of the bank under fictitious names. Thus among others I). Wilson it Co. are on the books as having overdrawn their ac counts ,250,0O0, while in fact there was no such firm, the overdrawing having been done by the bank oltlcers themselves. The bank is short $1,2!H1,00() to its depositors, who will never realize 5 cts. on the dollar. There w:u a somewhat singular occur rence in Henry Ward Iieeclier'schurch last Sunday morning. Among the auditors of the famous Brooklyn divine was Remen yi, the great Hungarian violinist. At the close of the services Beecher Invited him up to the stand and asked him to give a few specimens of his skill uimih the violin. Remenyi complied by playing the Hiujga- ri.in national church hymn and .some other sucred pieces. Beecher thanked him, and said he hotted in his own country, to which he was about to return, Remenyi would have one thousandth part of the hap piness his skill had caused In this country. About every Republican State convention to appoint delegates to the national conven tion passed a resolution commending Ar thur's administration but winding up by apMiinting delegates in fuvor of some other man. In other words, the Republican party, in 1st actin ut Chicago, by rejecting Arthur, will virtually lead him to the ditor and pitch him down stairs with the re- mark: "You have made one of the best Presidents the country has ever had now git." Congress has p issed the bill establishing i bureau of animal industry and the mens. lire now awaits the President's approval. l'his is the bill in favor of which our mem ber Mr. ('ullen made so able a speech, which, however little of it may have been heard in the House, occupies a page or two in the Cimyrttxioiml lleronl. The bill was mainly the outgrowth of the Kansas false alarm early in spring about the foot and mouth disease. The labor organizations at the East are said to lie making quite u point against the nomination of Lincoln either for tlie Presi dency or Vice Presidency, on the ground if his opMsition to the enforcement of tlie Eight Hour Law. The same objection is ilso being raised Hgaint Arthur. DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION. TIIK OKKICIAI. CAM.. The Democrats of the State of Illinois, and all other citizens dissatisfied with the demoralizing (Mimical methods of the Ke publicun party, and wiUi the corrupt and evtruvuirunt system of administration in state and national affairs inaugurated and now practiced by that party, are requested to meet in State Convention at Peoria, on Wiulitesihll' .lulv 2d. 1X4. at 2 o'clock (noon), forthe following purposes: 1. To appoint a state delegation to the National Democratic Convention, con vened at Chicago, I uesday, duly s, said delegation to consist of four eleirjites from the state at large, and their alternates, and two delegates from each of the twenty congressional districts the state, anil their alternates. !. The nomination of a presidential lectoral ticket, to consist ol two candidates or presidential elector from the state at ir:re, and one candidate ir prcsinemini lector from each of the congressional dis tricts of the state. :t The nomination of candidates for ich of the following state offices; (iovernor. Lieutenant (ioveinor. Secretary of State. State Treasurer. Auditor of Public Accounts. Attorney (ieneral. I. The" appointment of a State Central 'oinniittee. und the transaction oi any ther business that may be presented for onsideration. The delegation of each county shall an nounce its vine IIV US l llilll 111UII, UCIII-l I I, luring the proceedings ol the convention, vote is taken !V counties; except uuu ben the county of Cook is called the dele gates from each of the four congressional districts within the limits ol said county shall announce their vote by a chairman hosen 1V themselves. The delegates from each county, except ing Cook county, und from each congres sional district of C)k county shall, previ ous to the meeting of the convention, de termine for themselves whether the vote of the county or of the congressional dis trict they represent shall lte cast in a unit or otherw ise, and upon making this deter mination.'tbe chairman of each delegation shall report its determination to the Secre tary of the State Central Committee. If any delegation fail to thus determine and report the method of casting its vote, the secretary of the convention shall record the vote of said delegation as announced bv Its chairman. By order of the committee, Jons H. Obkki.y, Chairman. W.J. Mi.E, Secretary. A quiet agent, with only one mission to fulfil, t-nnio into the bands ot Mr. Albert I'liaudler, of Crunipton.tjueeo Anne Co., Md. He cave It to bis Uther-iu-Uw, Mr.UooUwin, who wan HfTcriiuc with seTere Rheumatism. After a trial he wrote: "It U having a wonderful ef fect lu cane. He reran'. his powiwion of it us providential. His wonderful change has iixtouislii'd Hit- community." The rem edy Is Atiii.oi'iiohos, a natural antidote for poison mid m id lu lliu Mood, whose prencm-e Is tin prcc umor and enusu of Klieiiiuutlc and Neuralgic pnlns mid InlliiuiiiiutioiiH. Personal. Hkikess. To Mr. and Mrs, A. li. Griggs a diUIL'liter. An riioNv. Mi. II. M. Anthony has gone Kind to spend the similiter. Home. J. K. I'orter and T. W. D. Crane have returned front their Nebraska trip. 1Ikkx. I. it J. Degen huvu purchased the vacant lot on tlie southwest corner of Madison and Clinton i-ta'cts. Dkaii. Joseph Iircnmui, uncle of assistant iiiarnlml liri-nnun, died on Monday ut the ad vanced age of 80 years. Coiinku.. Oliver Cornell runte inplutus re moving to Lincoln, Neb., as soon as he can settle his affairs in Ottawa. Hakrv. Hurry Baumgnrdner, a clerk in a storo ut I'lyssiH, Nebraska, Is home on a short visit to his parents In 8outh Ottawa. Takukt. W. II. (iilniHii hus opened a shooting gallery in the stone block southeast corner of Main und Columbus streets. Kkrii. Miss Kunnle Reed, who has of lutu years given considerable time to the study of elocution, bus decided to continue her studies next winter at Boston. l'KTK.us.-Hi v. Madison ('. Peters, of tlie I'tesbyteriiin church, bus tendered his reslg nation as pastor, to take effect August 1st. He has in view the pastorate of one of several prominent churches In large cities. KniK Mr. (ico. Miehelhaeh, who Is und line been for twenty and odd years freight agent of the New York V Krie Kuilroud, with heiidiiinrters ut Burlington, N. V., is in the city, visiting bis sister-in-law, Mrs. Doll, in Kast Ottuwu. I.A. I.a Halle Iknmrat: "A. J. O'Conor, Ksq., left last Tuesday for I.eadville, Col., on professional business. The gentleman will be gone uhout two weeks. T. Lueey has re turned from u business trip through Nebras ka. While out there he bought 2,000 acres of line land in Held county." Bkkwstkh. T. 1). Brewster, one of the early settlers of Peru, this comity, paid the county seat a visit this week. Mr. B. is one of the few persons who are utllietcd with birthday anniversaries (?) only once in four yearsFebruary 2Mb. For one who bus reached nearly four score years Mr. Brewster is still a hale and pleasant gentleman. Mani ment. Baldwin & l'riseler, of this city, have just completed a handsome monu ment for the grave of Louis Greener, Streator one of the victims of the Otter Creek disaster. They are also making another for the graves of Mrs. Henderson and daughter, whose deaths it will tic remembered occurred at the same time. This firm have good ruuson to be proud of their success. SruAit-Bowi.. J. V. (iilmore, editor and prietorof the lAtumiuna Suyar-ltowl, published at New Orleans, was the guest this week of II. J. Logan and family, of the first ward. Twenty-five years ago Mr. (iilmore wo a resident of the north, und u printer in some of the oltires of the west. He likes the south, however, and the frosty mornings of the past week have caused many shivering longings for the sunny home. Mi:moui.u, Day was formally observed in Ottawa yesterday, and the occasion will lon be remembered as one of the most successful demonstrations of the kind that bus occurred for several years. The weuther was all that could have been desired a marked contrast to the day one and two years ago. Karl Post (i.A.K. labored with enthusiasm, ably ns sistcd by the Memorial Association, for this success, and they justly earned it. The pro cession was u marked feature of the occasion. It formed on Madison street, with the right resting on Lu Salle, and was composed of a platoon of police, Fitzgerald's Band in full uniform, Company 1), Karl Post, the Fire De partment, V.. Y. (iriggs Temple P. ('., follow ed tiy the president and orators of the day, the city council mid disabled soldiers in car riages. The line of march was north on La Salle to Washington, cut on Washington lo Columbus, south on Columbus to the south east gate of the square, through which the procession passed to the stand near the mon ument. As the head of the column reached Lafayette street the scholars of the city schools to the number of at least a thousand, who had been formed in line on the sidewalk on Columbus mid Washington streets, filed w est on Lafayette to Lu Salic, thence north to the southwest gate, where they entered the square soon after the societies had come into position with open tanks. Through these double ranks tlie little ones man lied, each bearing a hoijuet of flowers, und us they in-- rived at the niarlile fhaft they placed their lioral offering upon the base' of the monu ment. This feature was the prettiest and one of the most interesting of Ihe entire day. I be address by l!ev. W. F. I lay was u line piece of oratory and a glow ing tribute to the fallen heroes and their living comrades. Lack of time anil space forbids a more extended no tice of these exercises, nut suffice it to say that nil who were present, and the crowd whs larire. cnioyed them all. The committee weie subsequently token to the severul-ceme-teries. where the graves of all soldiers were appropriately decorated. No doubt many citizens w ill feel greatly disappointed at not being utile to attend the commencement exercises of Ihe High School on Thursday evening. In justice to the man agement we will say that no hall in the city, ond perhaps nothing short of an Exposition building, would accommodate all who have made application for admission. The house w ill scut uhout eight hundred persons, and the trustees have deemed it only just that the graduating class should have some voice in the matter who should be present. To this and they have issued to each member ten ticketr.; to the junior class, as a mutter of en couragement for next year, one for them selves und one for their parents; to the bal ance of the school, one each; to the pros, clergy, board of education, Ac, u few others, until the number aggregates over sis hun dred, leuving only about two hundred seats, for which there arc f-mt 2,.'tU0 to 3,000 appli cants. It is a mutter of serious regret thut so many persons must Im- disappointed, Imt the board have endeavored to make the lest di. tributioivof the tickets ut their command. Au inspection ol Ottawa Commander?, No. 10, K. T., was held at Masonic Hall on Tues day evening, by Sir Knight Mulliner, of Qnin cy, G.J. W. of the Grand Corumandery of Il linois. There were also present KnighU from Joliet, Morris, Peru and other nclrhboring