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tt.thfloniPTr.-wlnlimin m'll !"" ,n ,,u"
tutl UKtloti. the miriwiitntlvM. of the ICpput.ll.-Kn prty.
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rwy nble to bring bout .-nonomy In public fi..n.ll
t ur.- and reform In offl-'liil life, an; requited to wle
lU-lpfratc to reprew-nt th.-m at a I).'m ratlr ( ...inly
Invention to bo h-ld In tlio Hoard, of Kii.rrvlH,r
Kix,m, Court lloiiw. In the city of Otjawa,on Thumlay.
tbe nlnetnth day of June 11. at the hour of iVrlork
r a , audi convention to appilnt 3! dH.vt u. repre
sent U Salle, county lu the Iwraoi-ratl.- Stalp t oim-ii-tlon
to be held In the city of I'eorla on the 2d day of
July li4; aluo to Plect 1H deli-tfaU' t4 rppriwut La
r'alle county In s Dlntrlct -on(m.lonal I'onv. ntlon
whenever the date and plac for the holding of the whip
Khali be detpniituod npon; lu U tranaact any and all
ucb otbrr biulnvM a may properly com p before the
convpntion. The towuahlnf. of tlir county ffiall pa-h bp
mUOed to reprpnttlon In the convention hpnl.y
calh-don thebaula of one deliate for e h towtithip
aiidoneddiltate for every fifty vou. and .lanevpry
fraction of fifty vote greater than flftepn. cant In u. h
towntu for the Hancock and Kngllah elPctor in
prurUtul. hvurrn. that lu townKhl In which, In Wi.
the lpraocrtlc vote for Alfred Or.-ndorff. Ilpiiiocratlc
candidate for State Treasurer, wan gr.'Htpr than the vole
caei for the Hancock and Kwrtlfh elei-Ujri In l"HD, the
fcwut of reprwiitatlon fhall the Oren.lorff vote of
Wi. The Committee recommend that the Democratic
vnt.-m of the varloua township" hold thi-lr lownplilp
cau.'UMw for the ael.-i-tlon of tuch delegate ao to repri--u
i.t them In the County Coiivpntlou on Saturday, the
14!h day of June, at which time township coiiniiittee
H. all be elected, to continue In office two yearn, the
Eani' of the member of audi towiihhlp comiiiltt.vs to
be reported to the chairman of the County Convention.
The aeveral township ilmll !. entiled to the following
number of vote:
Admin.,: Allen. S: Hrooktl.'I.U: Bruce. 18; Payton.
J- Weer Park, Si lMmml. k, .1: Kaglp, 4; Karl, 5; Men.
3 Kail Hlv.-r. 'J; Kami lil.lge, 4; t reedolii, H: (.ra.i.l
KhpIiI". 8; (iiovelimrt, I; Hoi.e.8: Lahiillc. 1, ; Miinliiih,
I, !tleudola.H; Merlden.i; Mlller.3: Milon, i: .Sorlh
vi'li',3: tlphlr. 8: (tHiige.4: Ottawa, It: Otter creek, 2:
ivru. IS; lilchlBiiil. 4; Hutlahd, 5; Serena, 4; South Ot-Uw,:t-
Troylirove, 3; I'tl. a. 4; Vermillion, t; Hul-IU.J-,
4; Waltlmiil, 3. Total, 18.
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The Free Trader,
During the ensuing political campaign,
will be the same reliabi.k, ritACTicAL,
It lias always been.
It will as ever be Dnmocratic the only
journal representative of the party at the
county seat, where the conventions meet,
iirxl where will be the headquarters for the
It confidently relies upon not only Dem
ocrats, but nil 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 the
end that its influence upon the presiden
tial canvass' of the year may tie the more
extended and greater.
In accordance with our past custom dur
ing presidential campaigns, we will send
the Fhek Tkadkk to Xew Subrrihm
from May 1st to December 1st, or seven
months from any date beginning in May,
for 75 cents, cash in advance.
The Democrats of the different towns
nnd voting districts of tiie county should
bear in mind that one tcek from tu-ihiy is
the date on which they are asked to meet
to select delegates to the County Conven
tion to lie held In Ottawa on the following
Thursday, June 19th. The convention will
not only appoint delegates to the State
Convention to be held at I'eoi iu on the 2d
of July but also to the Congressional Dis
trict Convention, the day and place for
which have not yet been fixed, but will al
so have the Important matter to attend to
of arranging the party organization of the
county for the most effective work during
the pending presidential campaign. The
approaching convention will thus lie the
opening of the campaign on the part of
Dem.x-rats of this county, and hence it be
hooves our Democratic friends of the sev
eral towns to see to it that good and sound
Democrats are chosen to represent them.
There Is everything to gain by starting out
Congressman BroadheaJ and senator
Vert, of Mo, who paid a visit lost week to
Samuel J. Tllden, at his home in New
York, found him In poor voice but excel
lent health and "facetious." They have no
doubt he will accept the democratic nom
I nation for the presidency If tendered him,
though nothing waa said on the subject du
ring their visit. , r
"The elevation of the lion. John R
Lynch to the position of Temporary Chair-
Baa teemed to Lave tet the whole African
element in a jubilant frame of irlml. Kv
,.ry roloivd face ill tin house beamed with
delight" Mtystlie Inta- Owm. The negro.-
are easily pleased, and as easily deluded.
Whenever the llepilblicalis desire to be
lurticuhirlv emphatic- in showing their
contempt "f'.i "f 'heir l''1")''''
who aspires l'-.i place, they do it by kick
imrhini aside and giving' 'he place to a
"niiri'.-r." Thu, when K'eifer, of Ohi,
n.Ued to he appoint. -d a delegate at lame
to tic Republican National Convention,
the party i,..we.l their contempt for him
bv appointing :l i'f'-'" '" I'"1 '"'cad. '"'.v
di.i the s.llie with Uol.eson, of New Jer
sey; and now. when particularly enraged
Ht'th" treachery of Clayton, they manifest
their contempt for him by kicking him
a--ide and giving the place to Lynch, liv
ing, in e fleet, that they regarded him as
men er even than a "nigu'er!" The "nig
gers" may accept it a a compliment, but
that don't make it any less a stinging
The nomination yesterday of .lames (.
Illaine for the Presidency by the Republi
can National Convention at Chicago, opens
the campaign of lsxj with a hoop and a
shout. With Illaine in the foreground, the
contest will necessarily become largely a
personal one. (Questions of finance, tariff,
revenue and civil service reform, and all
the other "great issues" that usually divide
the parties in presidential campaigns will
be relegated to a secondary grade, and the
fight will be malleoli Blaine himself. We
shall have rehearsed to the last minute de
tail his transactions with the Little Ris k
and Fort Smith Railroad Company, and
how he came, as speaker of the house, to
defeat the bill to forfeit the land grant of
that road and received f 130,000 as his re
ward ; and how, by taking forcible posses
sion of the Mulligan lettera, he undert.s.k
to destroy the pns.f of that trauaaction.
And we shall have his famous Spencer
rifle contract overhauled, and his acceptance
of a gift of f 2",000 from the Northern Pa
cific Railroad ; and lastly there will be a
thorough overhauling of the wild and
quixotic foreign policy he undertook to
inauguate during his brief reign as secre
tary of state under Garfield.
These and the like will constitute the
actual platform which the republican stump
Ntieakers and newspapers will have to ex
plain and defend, and it is to a campaign
to be fought on such miserably low grounds
that the party has invited the country by
the nomination of James (. JSlalne.
The addition to the ticket of John A. Lo
gan for the vice presidency cannot change
this programme, for however free Logan
may be from the personal taints that stain
the character of Illaine, the candidate for
vice president cuts no figure in the fight,
to help or mar success, be he saint r
The apparent unanimity with which
democratic county conventions, as far as
held, In the southern and middle counties
of the state are instructing in favor of the
nomination of Carter Harrison as the dem-
ocratic candidate for (governor, leaves little
room to doubt but that he will ho tlie nom
inee. Under such circumstances It is to be
regretted that certain influential democrat.
ic patiers are engaged with more virulence
than the occasion seems to call for, in as
sailing Mayor Harrison and trying to under
mine his strength. The papers notably In
the lead In this crusade are tho 1'eorla
DenuKrat and Illoomlngtou ftuUeliii ; and
the objection they make to Harrison is,
that he is not sound on the tariff question;
in other words, is a proctectionist or Ran-
dallite. The charge seems to bo without
foundation, it is based on his alleged pro
tectionist speech, about which so much
noise was made at the time, at the banquet
of the Iroquois Club. Hut a fair reading
of that speech certainly will not bear out
any such construction. The speeches at the
banquet In question had all breathed a tone
more or less of ultra tree trade. Carter
Harrison simply called a halt, and said the
democratic party, earnestly as they opiosed
the present unjust and oppressive tariff,
and demanded tariff reform and a reduc
tion of war taxes, were not ready to endorse
such ultra free trade views as some of the
speakers had uttered. And in that he w as
undoubtedly correct.
During the iH-ndency of the Morrison
tariff bill in congress Mayor Harrison fre
quently and unreservedly expressed him
self in favor of the passage of that bill, ami
to-day it is well understood Morrison favors
Harrison's nomination for Governor ana
that the counties in his district are instruct
ing in his favor.
Mr. Harrison's views of the tariff ques
tion have, within a week, been quite fully
and clearly presented in an Interview with
a reporter of the Chicago Herald, aud are
shown to be such as the democracy of this
state will heartily indorse. Tho general
drift of these views may be gathered from
the closing paragraph of the Interview,
where Mr. Harrison says:
"To sum up my Ideas on the question, 1
should sav that we have a right to levy a
tariff tinly for the purjiose of raising rev
enue; to levy a tariff for the purose of
bringing about protection simply is noth
lug more nor lens than robbery. I don't Ih
lieve in that. True statesmanship would
dictate while levying a tariff for the pur
pose of raising revenue that that tariff
should lie levied so as to lieueflt the masses
and not the few, and should lie so levied
as not to fall upon the poor mau who is un
able to pay It, and Is therefore an exaction
in the shape of a tax upon his right to ex.
While as governor of Illinois it may be
of less consequence whether our candidate
is "solid" on the tariff question than If we
were about to send him to the U. 8. Sen
ate, yet while voting for a man ai a demo,
crat we undoubtedly have a right to know
whether he U one out and out, on the tat.
Iff at well as all other question ; and bo-
lieving that Harrison is such a democrat
we shall support him the more lieanin n
nominated as a donna-rat 'through and
through," though possibly, among all the
candidate for nomination to come before
the convention, he might not be our first
Notwithstanding that the deepest interest
throughout the whole country was undoubt
edly iclt in the a ion of the great quad
rennial Republican National Council in
session this week at Chicago, and all eyes
were fixed upon it with the closest tension,
it is a noteworthy fact that the attendance,
outside of the regular delegations and their
alternates, was much smaller than at the
convention four years ago. The fact is no
doubt largely attributable to to ti.e moneta
stringency of the times, though a lessening
confidence that the nomination of the bo
dy would be equivalent to an election may
also have had something to do with It.
The convention, according to previous
appointment, met at 12 o'clouk on Tuesday,
and the first step iu its proceedings was
perhaps the most notable one that occurred
during the entire session.
According to all precedent, it was not on
ly the function of the chairman of the Na
tional Cominitiee to call the convention to
order, but to name the temiMiiary chair
man, whose election always hitherto had
followed as a matter of course. Rut when
Senator Habin, as Chairman of the National
Committee, called the convention to order
and presented the name of Powell Clayton
of Arkausas for temporary chairman, he
was taken aback most decidedly by Mr
Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts rising
in his place and promising the nalue of
Joliu Russell Lynch, a colored delegate
from Mississippi, in lieu of that of Clayton;
and no doubt the chagrin of Mr. Subin was
not lessened when the convention, by a
vote of 433 to 3H7, adopted the motion of
Mr. Lodge.
The explanation of this extraordinary
maneuvre runs in this way: Clayton had
come at the head of the Arkansas delega
tion, most of whom were negroes under his
influence, as n known Arthur man. The
National Committee had been captured by
Illaine, and their first movement in behalf
of their owner was to buy over the Arkan
sas delegation, and this apjiointment of
Clayton as (the temporary chairman of
convention was a part of the4consideration.
It was not so much because a purchase of a
state delegation had been made for Illaine
That, as republican conventions go, was le
gitimate business. Hut it was the pur
chase of such rot as Clayton and then asking
the convention to endorse hiin, that consti
tuted the outrage, and its prompt resent
ment was intended far more to give the
black eye to the National Committee and
show contempt for Clayton and his mar
ketable niggers than to hit Illaine.
The first day's work of the convention
substantially began and ended with this
first encounter lietween the factions.
The second day's proceedings were al
most entirely routine. The committee ou
credentials having the-Virginia squabble
as the knottiest problem to deal with, was
not ready to report when the convention
met at ntsin, and were given further time.
The committee on permanent organization
reiiorted the name of John B. Henderson,
of Mo., lor President,wlth a vice Iresldent
from each state and a dozen of secretaries,
aud their rejKirt being adopted without oj
position, Mr. Henderson was placed in the
chair, and made the usual speech. Then
there was a riffle by Hawkins, of Tenn.,
moving a resolution to pledge all the dele
gates in advance to support the nominee.
The resolution, however, brought out such
a vigorous speech in opposition from
George William Curtis, the head of the
Independents, against whom it was di
rected, and who were known to have oHnly
declared that they would do sis they pleased
about supporting the nomination after it
was made, that Mr. Hawkins concluded to
withdraw it.
On Thursday morning the committee on
credentials were finally ready to report,
having agreed upon all the pending cases
of contested delegates, and their rejKirt was
unanimously adopted, the only notable fea
ture of which was It damitted the entire
Malione delegation from Virginia, kicking
out the "regular republicans" of that state.
The committee on order of business next
reported, and then the committee on plat
form made their retKirt, and thatcustomary
summary of clap-trap, ambiguity and false
pretenses was adopted without debate.
We shall publish it hereafter. Meantime,
it may lie said, briefly, that It laments the
death of President Garfield, pledges the
Republican party in favor of a tariff for
protection as well as revenue, recogonies
the "importance of sheep husbandry," rec
ommends an international standard of the
relative value of gold and silver, favors the
national regulation of the railroads, and
the establishment of a bureau of lalsir,
favors a restriction upon the importation of
foreign lalsir, repeats the usual clap trap
almut civil service reform, and reserving
the public lands for actual settlers, suggests
a restoration of the navy to its old time
strength, repeats the stereotyped anathema
against jiolygainy, ami the usual fustian
almut a "free ballot and an honest count."
At the evening session the states were
called In order to name candidates for the
presidency, and as one after the other was
put In nomination the delegate naming
him made the customary speech, which
run the session beyond midnight without
coming to a Isdlot. John A. Logan was
nominated by Shelby M. Cullomj Blaine
by Judge West, of Ohio; Arthur by Mar
tin I. Towasend, of New York; John
Sherman by Judge Foraker of Ohio; Ed
munds by Gov. Long, of Masa; and Haw
ley by Brandige ot Conn.
On re-asseiubling at 9 o'clock yesterday
morning, however, the convention was
stripped and ready for the final onslaught,
and tin- balloting commenced without fur
ti.er dehiv. Illaine won on the -1th ballot,
the various ballotings resulting as follows:
1st ball. 2.1. !ld. -1th.
Illaine 2:S2'i :M M4
Arthur 27.-. 2T1 S73 207
Logan W.1 7
Kdmunds ! " 7
Sherman M
llawley 12 H
Gen. Sherman .... 2 2
Rob Lincoln I -1
After the third ballot the Illinois delega
tion asked to be allowed to read to the con
vention a dispatch received from John A.
Logan, but permission was not given. The
imriK.it of the dispatch, however, may be
inferred from the fact that on the next bal
lot the Illinois delegation dropped Logan
and voted almost solid for Illaine, and this
was followed, after a recess until evening,
by the nomination of John A. Logan for
Vice President!
Another series of dynamite explosions
occurred in London at 10 o'clock on Friday
evening of last week, causing greater
alarm and excitement throughout the city
than all the previous dynamite outrages
put together. One lsimb was placed
against the corner of the detective police
building iu Scotland Yard. Its effect was
to destroy a portion of the brickwork and
to make an aperture fifteen feet wide In
the wall. It also demolished a cab stand
ing in the vicinity and injured the driver.
Another liomb was exploded in the base
ment of the Junior Carlton Club House In
Pall Mall. It was no doubt Intended to
reach some of the aristocratic club mem
bers, but it only succeeded in severely in
juring four female servants who were
working In the basement. The explosion
In Scotland Yard was rendered much less
serious than It was no doubt Intended to be
by the failure of a fuse to burn. Several
cakes of dynamite were found In the
vicinity to which a fuse was attached but
which had gone out. Sixteen packets of
dynamite, with fuses attached, were also
found under the Nelson Monument In Tra
falgar Square, but which, for some reason,
were not exploded with the rest, there be
ing no doubt but that the three explosions
were intended to be simultaneous. The
only discovery of any sort in regard to the
authors of these attempts was that the in
dividual who lighted the fuse under the
Curlton Club House was seen to light the
fuse and then run away. He was pursued
by an indignant crowd but managed to
make his escape by jumping into a call,
which had been in readiness and which
was soon lost sight of in the darkness.
The great and astounding mystery Is,
how these terrible explosives could be
placed as they were and fired without the
slightest clew as to who did It. Scotland
Yard being the jxtllce headquarters, is con
stantly under the closest surveillance, so
that It seems Impossible that the amount
of work which the placing of the explo
sives' and lighting them Involved could be
done without detection. Evidently one or
more of the least suspected of the police
themselves must have had a hand In it.
So the vigilance of the police In the vicin
ity of the Carlton Club House had been
eouallv constant and unremitted ; while the
Nelson Monument, having been threatened
heretofore, was the object ot especial
watchfulness. The fact that the dyna
miters could Invade quarters as closely
guarded as these with such apparently per
fect safety and Impunity, le regarded as
good cause for the extremeet uneasiness
anil alarm.
Meantime, of course, everyliody accuses
the Irish Fenian organization as at tbe bot
tom of all, and O'Donovan Uossa, In New-
York. In his usuid self-important way,
glories over It as his own especial work.
The judicious New York Hun, which
ufl.lom indulges In rose-coloring in such
matters, after referring to the favorable re
ports in regard to the growing crops from
all quarters, says, In regard to the business
If the crops turn out as well as they now
promise, it is reasonable to expect that by
next autumn we may begin to see the re
vivid of trade for which we have been so
lon' waiting. Whether prices on the stock
market have or have not declined to their
lowest level, it can hardly be doubted that
those of merchandise are dragging ou the
bottom, and that the general conditions of
business now favor the coming revival.
There Is no inflation there, but the shrink
age has already taken place.
Nor has the Wall street disturbance se
rioiisly affected general trade, which may
be depressed, but cannot be called un.
healthy. Failures do not increase, antl
merchants continue to do a hand-to-mouth
business, w hich Is safe and reasonably prof
itable in the aggregate.
The bottom prices now prevailing will
help the recovery when it comes, and a
great harvest may start a demand next fall
which will usher in the proserous times
ti come. Even now, despite a declining
Ht.x'k market, decreased exports, and three
years of steady shrinkage, the condition of
trade Is far from being as gloomy as mer
chants accustomed to the great profits of
former periods are wont to think.
We look for an active and fairly profit
able trade this autumn, and expect that
with the lieglnnlng of the next year tlte
skies will be so unmistakably bright that
even hypochondriac will be compelled to
Quite a number of democratic newspa
pers in aouthern Illinois are engaged in
working up a boom in favor of E. Breese
Glass, a prominent lawyer of Edwardsvllle,
for the democratic nomination for Attor-
nnar&l Mr. Glass a ri Do art to be a
urj w- " -
very competent man for the position and is
spoken ot aa personally tj i""
an exceptionally effective canvasser.
Gen. 0. E. Babcock, who became wide
lj notorious as Grant's private aeereta
while he was president, and Levi P. Lucky,
the assistant private secretary, and a young
man named Suter, were accidentally
drowned on Sunday by the cap-ii.iug of a
boat on the Florida coast. Gen. 15. was en
gineer anil inspector of the fifth light
house district, and at the time of the ac
cident was superintending the construction
of a lighthouse being erected at Mosquito
Two remarks made by Hon. Frank
Ilurd. of Ohio, in his argument against re-
storing the duty on wool, are worthy of be-
ing ismdered by every laborer ami every
politician in the land. The first Is this:
If subsidies must be given to any indus
try, take them out of your overflowing
treasury, not out of your suffering jsior.'
And the second is like unto It: "I woum
not. for considerations of party expediency,
vote at this time to make wix.len clothing
dearer to the American people, if every
democrat in Ohio should request it."
John C. F.no, who contributed so largely
towards bringing about the recent financial
crash in Wall street by the robbery of the
Second National Rank of some f 4,000,000,
attempted to escape to Europe w ith a part
of his stolen treasure, but was nabbed on
Monday at Quebec and taken back to New
York. There was a bloody tragedy at Sugar
Grove, Kane County, 111., on Sunday, aris
ing out of a dispute between two neighbors
named Otto J. Hope and Merritt Fletcher
over their respective right to pasture cows
on a highway. Iu the fray Hope was shot
dead and his hired man, Lli Sternberg,
was mortally wounded.
" The most striking development at Chi
cago thus far," says a correspondent to a
New York paper writing on Tuesday, "is
the mercenary disposition on the part of
the negro delegates from the south. These
gentlemen have evidently come to Chicago
to make the most of their Republicanism
at the only point where it counts for any
thing, l.y means of the negotiations in be
half of Blaine conducted by the Hon. Ste
phen B. Elkins.of New Mexico, a practical
man, who is almost another Stephen W.
Dorsey In the extent and variety of his re
sources." The Blaine men appear to have
had all the money and used it with aston
ishltig liberality.
ScoTT-CiiKKVEit. On Thursday morn
ing last Miss Fannie Clieever, daughter of
S. W. Clieever, Esq., of this city was mar
ried to Mr. John J. Scott, of Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada, the ceremony taking
place at the residence of the bride's pa
rents in West Ottawa, at noon, in the pres
ence of a large company of relatives and
friends. The ceremony was performed In
the main parlor of the residence which
was beautifully decorated with flowers, in
which the traditional and poetical wedding
bells and the four-leafed clover designs
had a prominent place. The bride was at
tended by Miss Carrie Howard, of
Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Miss Lizzie Myers,
of Chicago, who to the music of the wed
dlDg march took places before Rev. Mr.
Young, of the M. E. Church, who per
formed the ceremony. The bride wore
white satin, point lace, diamonds and veil,
the bridesmaids, white silk and veils, lace
and orange flowers. The groom's best man
was Mr. Mac Adams, of Hamilton, Ontario,
assisted by Mr. Myers, of Chicago. An
elalwrate breakfast was served, and at four
o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Scott left the city for
a tour of the east, and will be "at borne" at
Hamilton after July 1. Among those pres
ent were the members of many of the
leading families of this city, and from
abroad were the mother of the groom, Mr.
and Mrs Smith and Miss Jessie Buncher,
of Boston; Mrs. Talbot, Mrs. Meyers and
the Misses Meyers, Chicago; Miss Lud
lam, Brooklyn; Mr. and Mrs. Dent, Le-
Mars. Iowa: Mrs. P. K. Leland, Seneca,
and Mr. and Mrs. McClelland, Chicago.
At eleven o'clock of the same day Miss
Clara King, daughter of H. C. King, Esq.,
was married to Mr. W. II. Barnard, of the
American Express Co.'s office of this city,
the ceremony being performed by Rev.
Mr. Day, at the residence of the bride s
oarents in Central Ottawa. AIkjuL forty
guests were present, including Mr. and
Miss King, of Hyde Park ; .Misses .Mamie
nd Mlna Morse -of Evanston; Miss Free
man, Peoria; C. II. Trask and wife, Gales-
burg; MissRae Parr, Serena; Miss Mamie
Hall,' Wedron; Mrs. George Olmstead,
Elgin; Mr. Russell, La Sidle. An elegant
breakfast being served Mr. and Mrs. Bar
nard left the city for a visit to the bride's
sister at Galesburg-
Fay. F-. K. Fay, of Auburn, N. Y., is in the
city. ......
Fokiiks. Geo. Forbes, ot risked ueeni i,
was in this week afttr a tour of Illinois.
Hehe. Mrs. W. II. W. Cushman is in the
city, the gui-it of Mr. and Mrs. L. Perkins.
MATT.KKs.-Mrs. F. W. Mattocks and
daughter Lillian have gone to Ohio for a
summer's vUit.
Rev Flavel Bascom, D. D., of Hinsdale
paid'hla sen, Dr. II. M., of this city, a brief
visit this week.
Eckels. Mr. J. II. Eckels, of this city,
will deliver the oration at the Mendota Fourth
of July celebration.
MATTOCKS.-Miss Marion Mattocks, of
Peru, has accepted a position as primary
teacher at De Molne, la.
Mc.-Mr. and Mrs. McClellan, of Chicago,
were In the city thla week, the guesU of Mrs.
McC.'s father, A. Lynch, Esq.
IloMa.-D. L. McJialr, a journeyman print
er at KnirM & Leonard's, Chicago, la visiting
bia Ottawa born and friend.
"Janu.. MIm JekyU has returned from
Chicago and will .re-open her elawea next
week, cootioulcg tbem during tbe tummer.
Mini.-H. E. l; ly, traveling Bg.nt for the
Porter Hay Carrier, started for Michigan this
week to instruct the Wolverines in the merits
of that useful machine.
Si-m mil. I'm .f. Halhurst, of this i-lty, will
take part In the iii:inai;i-iii.-iit of the H. Kalh
( i.inilv Teachers' Institute t" he held lit I)e-
Kail, during the month of July.
Nash. Mr. and Mrs. .1. F. Nash mid Mhs
Na-h k-fl the lily this week for Saratoga,
New York, where Mi's. Nash and daughter
will prol.ably spend the summer.
Piano ate. Andrew (ial.ler, of tin1 Ottawa
Window Glasi Works, has been elected delei
irate to the Window (ilass Workers' Convcn.
tion which meets lu Pilt-hurg, July th.
Mea its. Herbert Meal's, formerly of Otta- ,
wa, late of I'hleatro. hut now a member of the
St. Louis Salvage Corps, lias been visiting his
nirttiy friends and relatives in Ottawa for a
few days.
Memo. E. F. Hull aud J. II. Eckels, of this
city, were iimonir the orators at Lu Salle on
Memorial Day. L. L. Thompson and D. Mc-.
Poiigull addressed an audience at Kitnsom on
the same day.
Dimmick. Dr. Mi 'Arthur has received the
sud liiti'llii;eiice of the death of Dr. Dimmkk,
a well known former citizen of Ottawa.
The deceased has for several years been a
resident of Santa Barbara, t'al.
BaXsJI'ET. J. II. Eekles, Thomas Lynch
and Horace Hull attended the tiluiiiiil banquet
of the Princeton Hitrh School hist evening.
Tin? last named gentleman will be present at
the Zcta Psi banquet in Chicago this evening.
Schwab. Mr. Louis Schwab, lute of Balti
more, a brother of Mrs. A. Frank, has re
moved to Ottawa and will make Oak Hall his
headquarters In the future. The Fkek Tka
i.kh gives him a cordial welcome to Ottawa,
with a full belief that he will enjoy his resi
dence here exceedingly well.
Watts. Mrs. Jos. Watts and daughter,
Mrs. Thus. M. Miller, urc expected home this
week from a three-weeks' visit with her rela
tives ttt Emington, Livingston county. Mr.
Watts, by the way, is still nursing his right
arm, the full use of which he has not had for
several months through rheumatism.
Wii.i.oroiinv. Representative Willoughby,
of the (Jalesburg district, was in the city this
week, having been the iruest of Hon. Wright
Adams. Mr. W. was one of the best men in
the last House and has so ably served his dis
trict that the Democrats thereabouts are lie
turmined he shall serve airain, and he will, no
doubt, be nominated to succeed himself.
-I. i .
Streutor heard some Weeks ago of an at
tempt at rape in Ottawa, mid has been holding
up her hands inholy horror ever since. In.
deed we almost began to think Ottawa waB a
dangerous place to live in. But this week she
must surrender the dilapidated linen to her
sister of the south end. On Friday she had
an attempted rape; a day or two later a big"
row in "Htingiiria;" and on Monday evening
a saloon row of sufficient proportions to be
called a "shooting." Two or three young
men, the Frtt Press says, went into a saloon
and asked to be trusted for a keg of beer.
Being strangers to the saloon man they were
refused. A quarrel saloon man attacked
son-in-law comes to the rescue and shoots
Mike Ryan in the shoulder. This stopped
the light, and Ryan being turned over to Dr.
Bonar the ball was extracted "from his throat
just under the chin." The saloon man, from
his luirts, is in danger of losing an eye. No
The "Go-as-you-Please" Club will give an
extra party at the Clifton on next Thursday
evening, June 12th. This announcement will,
we doubt not, be heartily welcomed, for these
club parties have been so very pleasunt there
can hardly be too many of them.
Annual Commencement of the Ottawa
Township High Scnool
The annualfiJcommeneement exercises of
the Ottawa Township High School took place
at the Opera House on last Thursday evening.
Not according to the usage iu such cases, as
seemed to have been made and provided, the
clerk of the weather was gracious, and lor
the first time in some years the exercises were
held on an evening when the floods came not.
Not that a rain would have made any differ
ence in the size of the audience. It is pleas
unter to go under a cloudless sky, but the ex
perience of the past shows an interest in this
event that rains cannot dampen though they
"straighten out frizzes," and which will not
he overpowered by discomfort, subsequent
cold in the head or ruined store clothes. The
Hie-h School is an expensive luxury, no doubt,
but it is a factor in Ottawa life that none but
the most miserly tax-payer or disgruntled
misanthrope could wish closed again. The
house was tilled to its utmost capacity, and
could its capacity have been quadrupled still
it would have been filled, so great is the inter-
esi in the exercises of graduation.
The class this year numbered 21, the largest
lass ever graduated by the school, and was
notable as containing seven young gentlemen.
We say noticeable, for from various causey
necessitv of earning a living, or of precocious
anxiety to begin a life's work, the boys of a
class gradually drop out one by one, leaving
the more favored or more patient few to tar
ry off the honors, the smiles of the pretty
girls and the bouquets.
The proscenium of the theatre wus tasteful
ly decorated with wreaths of evergreens and
flowers, on which the audience feasted ere the
curtain rose, typical, no doubt, of the flowers
of rhetoric and oratory which should follow
the risin g of the curtain and the burst of mu-
sic from the orchest ra. Above the class wus
the motto, in white, on a green ground, sup.
porting the O. H. S. monogram in the center,
"Not finished but Begun," a paradox not one
of the class probably believed in. It is a sort
of pious fiction that the average graduate
of ward or high school, or colleges inuuiges
himself in, all the time rejoicing from hat to
boots that he has finished; and it takes him
ten years to find out he has "not finished but .
begun," if indeed he ever finds it out.
The honor of the Salutatory fell to Miss
Mabel M. Pickens, who welcomed the grand
audience and congratulated the class, who
after four years of work had come to this
final exercise of high school work. She cau
tioned the audience that perfection hou!d not
be expected; but the class hoped to show that
their efforts at improvement had not been In
Fiuxe J. Coertux) followed with a hasty
sketch of the sad hlstorr of "Ireland." Otn
er countries have been "wasted by tbe eword
nd bound band and foot by tyranny; trot
their agonies came to an end. Only Ireland

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