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Ottawa, 111., November 88,1KHB.
The "Week.
Of course the absorbing topic in England
m, nnst week lias been the election
of umbers of tbe new parliament. Unlike
elections in this country, where me mime
ts d.me ui on a fixed (lav, me par
lianientary elections in England ot cur In
different localities on different nays am.
-tiid over several weeks, so that it a can
didate is defeated in one district he can
take ills chances in another.
The result of the elections thus far is un
.,, .Mv favorabb to the conservatives
or t - . Mr. ParneH' manifesto, issued a
week ..go, advising the Irish voters In Eng.
land to cast their ballots for the conserva
tive candidates, iy rn )Ut t0 ,u,ve 1,mi
n gun so heavily loaded that it "kicked the
marksman over." He went on me assump
tion that the liberals would of cour.se have a
majority in the new parliament, and his
object was t prevent that majority irom
being so large us to take troin Hie i amen
itestlie b dance of power. Hut the elec
tions already held indicate that the conser
vatives may have a majority tuat win o.-i
top Loth the liberal and Parnellite vote. At
latest accounts, out oflST members elected,
jO ur- liberals, 91 tories, and li Purnelliies,
the tory gains being 27 to 0 for the liberals.
There are 058 members to elect. Lord
Randolph Churchill failed to curry Hir
mirifeham notwithstanding the vigorous and
plct -t 'sqiie canvass made by his New York
wile, Lie daughter of Leonard Jerome. He
wo U..ten by John Hrlght.
The troublesome " Eastern (Question" ari
sin," t of the late disturbances in the Tur
kish Halkan provinces, is near another tern
jtorary settlement. The conference of the
powers at Constantinople has agreed on a
full restoration of the t,itn jh, ordering
Prince Milan and King Alexander to stop
their lighting ami compelling the latter to
resign his pretensions to Eastern Kouuielia
The Servians appear to be unite content
with tbe decision. They started out with
a hurrah, announcing that they would eat
up toe Htilgarlans; but in a w.-ek tln-y
found the latter more than a match for
them, and now they are tumbling bad; in
to Shi via witli more haste than they wem
out in. The truth is, it was a disastrous
i aii -.ign for the Serbs, and now it is Mi
I in n .ier than Alexander that may be forc
ed to abdicate.
Thre is nothing yd decisive from tin
Hritish expedition against Hunuah. Gen.
PreiKlergast promised to take Manrialay
the capital, by Tuesday, capture King!
Thfebaw, and thus end the war in a blaz.
of glory, but at last accounts he was still
se.v- .1 days from Ids objective point.
Alphoiiso. the young king of Spain, died
at Madrid on Wednesday morning of con
sumption accelerated by dysentery. His
death leaves affairs in Spain in a ticklish
condition. The heir to the throne is tbe
Princess of Asturia, a littly girl of -1 year,
which of course Involves the establishment
of a regency, and the olllce of regent has
hi en conferred upon the mother of thr
Princess, Alphonso's queen. Don Carlos, i,
chronic pretender to the Spanish throne
will no doubt again attHtr.pt to stir up a ri
bing in liis favor, but a greuter danger t
the regency lies in the growing streugth oi
the Republican. who are already believei
lobe In a majority In Spain and before.'
year is up may have possession of the gm
crnment, sweep away the throne and estab
lish a republic.
It is settled that John (J. Carlisle, speak
er of the last house, will be re elected w ith
out opposition beyond the formal vote fo
a republican candidate against him. Tin
compliment will be well deserved. M ,
Carlisle made an able and popular speak r
of the last house, neither democrats or n.
publicans ever questioning the fairness .
his decisions. His reelection of court
involves the retention of Morrison asleade
of the house at the head of the Ways am
Means committee, which is eminently as i
j-hould be.
About twenty senators present in Wash
ington on Thurslay met and appointed K.
i-enators, most of w hom were present, to a'
tend the funeral of Vice President llend
licks at Indlauapolls next Tuasday. Th.
senators named were Edmunds, Sherman
Harris, Allison, Voorhees, Pugh, Cullom
Oibsou, Conger, Hlair, Dawes, Camden ano
The funeral of Vice President Hendriekf
will take place from St. Paul's cathedral it
Indianapolis next Tuesday noon, and th
remains will be laid in Crow Hill Ceme
tery. The death of Vice President Ilenriricki
and the non election of a presldeut pro ttm
of the seuate before the adjournment ol
that body last spring, and there being no
i-peaker of the house, leaves the country
without a legal successor to the president!
al chair in case President Cleveland should
lie before cither house elects its presiding
officer next week. The fact should lead
congress at once to make some better pro-
vision in regard to the successor.ship than
is now provided by law.
The long fight In Oregon over the elec
Hon of a U. S. Senator was brought to a
close on the 19th by the election of J. II
Mitchell, known as Hipple-Mltcdell, over
Laundalet" Williams, Mitchell being help-
d out by the Totes of 13 democrats, who
excuse themselves by saying that he pletfg
ed himself to support the Democratic Na
tional administration.
Senator Sharon, of Nevada, famous for
Us great wealth and still more famous for
the divorce suit he had been prosecuting
for several years past in mo
m 1 AH 1 f til
courts, died at ban rrancisco uu iuD
The volcanoes are again at work In the
t. I.. I iiMirau
Mb.v arch nelago. f'eanui uu
fro-j. there have deluged the South Ameri
,i m.r own Pacific coast within I
.1. ,.M,ph fianiHire. At the same
WCl'K, UKIIIB "v... o
time a furious cyclone swept over the Ma
r(MK) neoiile and sub-
jay iniuinin, " n - ,
merging l-W villages on the island of Oris-
sii, and destroying ISUOO bulimngs ami iuuy
lives in the Phillipine lsianus.
a orrin,. Ktnrni. commencing with light
nine, rain and hail and ending with a hea-
vy snow fall, vMted the J.asi irom hi ohu
day to Tuesday, extending from West Vir-
ii t M,.ir.e. In most of the districts vi-
sited there were destructive Hoods, while
the Lehigh vulley and portions ot .ew
YrkHti.l New EnL'laml were left with 12
inches to 2 feet of snow, f-illowed by sharp
winter weather.
Tim Hinall.Dox eoideiiilc is subsiding in
v.tr-nl. hut the deaths in the city and
suburbs siill average from 12 to 20 a day.
The whole country was greatly startled
on Wednesday evening by the announce-
mentof the sudden death, at Ills Home in
Indianapolis, of Thomas A. Hendricks,
Vice. President of the I'nlted States. He
ha 1 returned from Chicago but the day be-
for,, and in the evening, with hiswife, had
nttended a reception given by State Treas
urer Cooper, returning to his home about
midni"ht, apparently in his usual health,
and resting well during the night. He
arose as usual uext morning and ate a
hearty breakfast, but after that felt unwell.
The familv physician was called ana loumi
the patient suffering from a chill, from
which In an hour he was relieved, tnougu
somewhat prostrated by the rigor. He
suffered some during the day wltn pain in
rim howels. but at 4 ::) oVlot k said he was
free from pain and so well that for the first
time his wife left him alone to answer
some calls. She was absent mm the nxmi
less than half an hour, and when she re-
turned found hhn dead. Dr. lliompson,
ho had been w ith him most of the day,
lys he undoubtedly died of paralysis of
the in ;ii ii .
Thomas Andrews Hendricks was born
near Zanesvllle, Ohio, Sept. 7ih, 1S11I, to
hich place his father, John Hendricks,
ml moved a lew years before from West
moreland county, Pa. In 12.) the family
moved to Madison, Ind., and alterwards to
helbyville, where the family was reared.
ouriL' Thomas attended the village school
until of BUlliclent age, when lie was sent to
college at South Hanover, Ind., and after
wards studied law with Judge Major, at
Shelbyville, passing the final period of ills
study with Judge Thomson, at Chambers,
burg, Pa. He was admitted to the bar at
Shelbyville in IHW, and being an excep
tionally tine speaker soon obtained a large
practice. In 1HIS he was elected to the
tate legislature, declining a re election
two years later. In 181 lie was elected to
i seat in Congress, and two years later was
re-elected. At the expiration of his sec-
nil term he was appointed by President
fierce Commissioner of the General Land
OlHce at Washington, which he held until
IHiiO. Then the democrats nominated him
or Governor of Indiana, but the party at
ho time was split Into the Douglas and
!5ieckenrldge factions, and Hendricks was
.eaten by Henry S. Lane. He then re.
noved to Indianapolis and opened a law
ilUce. making that his home ever since.
In 18(i:l, the dcinicrats having recovered
heir power in the state, Mr. Hendricks
as sent to the V. S. Senate, where he
erved until 1 800, and during those event
ul years was the recognized leader of the
iinall democratic minority In that body.
A'hile still In the Senate he was nominated
or Governor, but was beaten by Conrad
5 iker by H00 majority, though the general
in ijority against the democrats was about
7000. In 1872 the democrats again nomln-
a "d him for Governor, and this time he
w .s elected by 1,200 majority, thongh the
;t of the democratic state ticket was de
feated. In 1871! he was given the second
place upon the Presidential ticket with
Samuel J. Tilden, and it Is conceded on
all sides that It was his personal strength
that taved the state at the time to the
democrats, as he again saved it when plac
ed on the ticket with Cleveland.
Mr. Hendricks was married In 1815 to
Eliza C. Morgan, of Shelbyville, with
whom he had but one child, a son that died
when hut three years old. Mrs. II. was a
brilliant and uccompllslied woman, and a
reat'ald to him in his political career, as
-lie had large and varied information and
excellent judgmeut, besides being ever
nutritious for her husband's political ad
vancement. During their residence at In
dianapolis the pair had been prominent in
all representative social features of the
city's existence, as well as leaders in al
charitable movements, loth contributing
ft eery, in work as well as money, tor
years Mr. II. had been a warden in St.
Paul's Episcopal church and connected
w ith tho benevolent movements of that or
ganization. While any attempt here at an
analysis of his character would be absurd,
this, at least, may be said, that though a
prominent figure In so many heated pout
leal contests, the sturdy honesty and integ
rity ot his character was seldom question
ed, and few public men have had their of
ficial conduct less criticised.
The Fkek Tradkr Is promptly and joy
fully reminded Ly all its local cotemporar
ies that it was in error in stating last week
that the Supreme Court had been tied in
the Mai kin case, and that the tie was only
broken by the election of a new Supreme
Judge in the Cook district The statement
as to a tie was made in a dozen of papers
soon after the hearing of the case here a
month or two ago, and not having been
then contradicted, we supposed It was true
It appears, however, that there was no dis
agreement among the J uuges on tne ques
tlon, but they w ere unanimous in approv
ing the judgment of the Cook county court,
which had found Mackln guilty of perjury
and sentenced him to the penitentiary.
The Fkke Tuaukr has nver expressed or
felt, nor has any other Democratic journal
that we are aware of, the slightest sympa
thy for Mr. Joseph Chesterfield Mackln, or
entertained any other desire man mat lie
should receive the full measure of punish
merit that his crime so richly deserved ; so
that the intimation of the Ottawa Uepubli
am and papers of that 11k, that "certain
Democritic editors" are grieved or disap
pointed over the result of the Mackln case
is certainly worse than our mere error ot
facts in regard to a disagreement among
the judges, for it is a deliberate untruth.
The Association for the erection of a mo
nument to Gen. Grant at the Illinois state
capital has been duly organized under the
incorporation laws of this state, with Sena
tor C'ulloin as president, Charles F.Miller
secretary and S. If. Jones treasurer. The
plan adopted is to designate one gentleman
in each county to take charge of the work
of soliciting contributions in such county,
and to that end Col. Halph Plumb has been
appointed for this county. Still in further,
ance of the general plan Col. Plumb has
designated agents in every town in this
couniy to take charge of the collections In
their respective towns, the gentlemen nam
ed for Gttawa being Capt. S. K. Hlanchard,
L. W. Brewer and Andrew Lynch, and
these gentlemen it is understood w ill pro-
ceed without t'elay to institute a systematic
canvass of the town. There should be no
delay in the matter and no hesitancy in re
sponding liberally to calls for pecuniary aid
in this patriotic work. Next to that of Wa
shington tiie name of Gen, Grant stands
highest on the roll of great American cap
tains, and as he was an out and out Illi
nois man a resident of Illinois when the
war broke out, received his first commis
sion as Colonel of an Illinois regiment
when the war began, and always claimed
Mini is as his home it is most fitting that
the grandest monument save that over his
immediate tomb should be erected to l.im
at the capital of Illinois. Of course such a
movement can have no political slgniti-
ance. It is purely an appeal to local pride
and patriotism, and a labor of love In which
it is believed nil the people of Illinois will
be proud to share.
The announcement of tew deaths will be
read throughout northern Illinois with
more regret than that of Captain I. W .
Contiett, of Chicago. He was one
of the first us he was the most popular
if all captains who launched and sailed a
raft on the raging billows of the Illinois
and Michigan canal. On the withdrawal
f "packets" from that "ditch" he settled
own in Chicago, where he filled various
political positions and was always a lead
ing and prominent figure among the local
democracy. He was a thoroughly big-
hearted, honest ami true man, with an im
mense fund of original humor that made
him a popular and conspicuous figure at ev
ery gathering- Of late he had become an
enthusiastic and devoted member ot the
IJaptlst church, and became no less genial
and influential its a religionist than he had
been as a Militician.
Tim i)inilracy Indictment.
Court opened on Monday afiernoon with
Judge Hlanchard on the bench. His first
duty was the hearing (if the motion marie by
Duncan McDougall to rpiasli the indiciuieuts
against the Messrs. Fowler and Gentleman.
The judge confussod to buing placed in an
embarrassing predicament, that lie had been
compelled to lisien to conversations about
the matter, and that though he fully intended j
to do his duty in t he ense, yet it would be
aid that he was prejudiced whatever decis
ion might bo arrived at. The members of
the bar, he said, would appreciate the dim
cullies of his position and be ought not to
be compelled to try the case. He said that
he would endeavor to get some judge who
resided out of the circuit to hear the motion
to quash. Mr. Mcl'ougll replied that they
were satisfied wiih this disposition of the
mailer. The defendants were under much
suspense and anxiety and desired an imme
diate trial, said Mr. McDougall. If this be
the case the motion to quash by their attor
ney seems entirely out of place. If an imme
diate trial is desired by them, no such motion
should have been entered. The quayhing of
the indictment will not prove their inno
cence. I.atkr. Yesterday morning Judges Stipp
and ltlanchard, in conjunction, took up the
motion to quash the indictments. During
the day every available seat within the en
closure was occupied by members of the Ot
tawa bar. Mr. Mayo, of counsel for the
defendants, opened the argument and occu
pied the attention of the court for over three
hours, being followed by J. II. Widmer, who
spoke for the defense, occupying an hour's
time. I.. W. Urewer, for the prosecution,
occupied nearly all the afiernoon with his
argument. It is not expected that all the
arguments will be finished to-day, as a num
ber of attorneys will doubtless be heard on
both sides ere the preliminary skirmish end?.
Whether a decision will be arrived at by the
court next week is a mutter of conjecture as
Thomas Murray and Clias. U. Welch, the
burglars who broke into the residence of a
farmer named Corcoran, who resides near
Ransom, were found guilty, and on Wednes
day were sentenced to a year in the peniten
tiary. They were ably defended by Messrs.
Conway and Griggs.
aM nn '- "" ' " I " ' "
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I!(,v. Horn to Mrs. Al. Maierhofer, on
Monday, a boy.
I.imii.ky. Gen. IJndley of Chicago spent
Thanksgiving at home.
V, )DUtnv. Abe Godfrey of Strcator ale
turkey in Ottawa on Thursday.
'itA.SK. Miss i:tta Cranu was in Marseilles'
last week, the guest of Miss Clara Itangham.
Nm-. II. A. NetT left Wednesday for
Jacksonville, l'la., to winter in southern lat
ISr.E.M. I. N. I'eem left for Kansas City on
Saturday, and is taking in other portions of
the west this week.
Haktox. K. I., liavton, principal of the
Peru city schools, was on Thursday married
to Miss Mary Fielding.
Looxkv. John l.ooney of Uock Island
come up to Ottawa to spend Thanksgiving
at home and sec his best girl.
IhvTFR. Will Dwyer is a proud and hap
py papa since Wednesday. It is o girl, with
hair anJ eyes just the color of Will's.
IlixK. P. Garriiy, of the I.a Salle rink,
and his brother Frank took supper with
Miss Harvey at the Clifton on Thursday.
Cavanaciiii. Miss Julia Cavanaugh, of
the Clifton, is at home in La Salle. She has
hoe for years w ith the Clifton house people.
Kkith. Geo. Keith and family left for
Jacksonville, Fla., on the C, 13. & Q. Friday
of last week, to remain during the winter
iiAitiixi:n. Miss Jennie Gardner is spend
ing the holidays with her sister, Mrs. Wil
cix, of Amboy, where she has been since
Thursday of last week.
Gi t.sis. A. W. Hard and wife, Milwau
kee; W. C, Fitrst and wife, McCook, Neb.;
ami W. C. Drum, Denver, Col., spent the
week at Mayor Allen's.
Cook. Mrs. Samuel J. Cook and children
left for Fnirbury yesterday, Mr. Cook hav
ing preceded them three weeks ago. They
will make Fnirbury their homo.
Dkukn Sol. Degen on Thursday received
a dispatch from Chicago stating that Jacob
Degen w is very ick and it was requested
that the family be at his bedside.
Whitb. Mr. Richard White and daugh
ter, Mary Ann, of Grand Kapiris, have jtint
returned home from Missouri, where they
bought an elegant farm of 320 acres, to
which they will soon move.
IS.wiK. An assistant chief of police mide
his nppearance at the residence of Thomas
Brennan Monday night. This fully accounts
for the habitual smile on the chief's counte
nance during the week.
Fitzgerald's concert at the opera house
Monday evening was largely attended by the
best people of the city, and was fully up to
the high standard expected of it. It was a
delightful musical entertainment, and is fur
ther proof of the faot that this city possesses
first-class talent, and that these entertoiu
mcnts ore deservedly worthy of the patron
age extended them, not only in this case, but
on all future occasions when our citizens are
fortunate enough to be so favored. The cor
net duet by F. A. Fitzgerald and Cha9. Hen
trich, the soprano solo With Verdure Clad,"
by Miss Isabella Grant, the violin solo "De
Heriot's Sixth Air" by J. S Stokes, the con
tralto solo, "Hannah's at the window Uind
ing Shoes" by Miss Olive Harrison, and the
cornet solo by F. A. Fitzgerald, received en
cores and were among the especial features
of the evening, as were also the baritone
solo, "The Fog liell," by F. A. Kendall and
the andunte and waltz, "Imortellean," by
the band. It would now be in order to give
the people of this city a dramatic perform
ance or two during the winter, as there is
certainly talent sufficient for the purpjse.
Who will take the lead in this matter T
The afiernoon and evening performances
at the Kink Thursday were given a large at
tendance, especially the latter. Miss Hattic
Harvey, the attraction, has arrived almost to
perfection in doing the most difficult feats in
the art of artistic skating. At the close of
the performance Thursday night Miss Har
vey was presented with a beautiful basket of
flowers, tho gift of admiring friends at La
Salle the Misses Gallagher, Kohlhammer
and Garriiy. Next season Miss Harvey will
make her debut on the stage, in a comedy
especially being written for her by Charles
K. Hoy t, entitled "the Skating Kink Beauty,"
the fair and beautiful debutante doing an act
or two on rollers. Miss Harvey has un
doubtedly a bright and hopeful future on the
stage at least her many friends hope such
to be the case.
C. M. Forbes is eettine in a hi assortment
of hanging and hand lamps. In a few days
-it a. .. a i i
the entire ceiling of His store win oe siuaueu
. ..... ..;r,.l nrm v nf these obiects. You
niiu vciiuinwi j
are respectfully requested to call and exam-
. ml 1
ine them aud get prices, inese iamp uuu
chandeliers are all of the very latest designs.
As to prices he will sell at bottom figures.
The report that Dan Voorhees, "the tall
Sycamore of the Wabash," was employed to
assist in the defense of Peter Weast is un
true. Messrs. Duncan and Blake are the
only lawyers on that side of ths case.
Sunday morning the fire department was
twice called out. William Serge's residence
near the C, B. & Q. water tank was discov
ered to be on fire. Tho fire originated in the
cellar and considerable damage was done ;
but it was al once extinguished by the de
partment. There was no one in the bouse
at the time. The other blaze took place at a
laundry run by a colored woman named Mrs.
Smith, in the old Hossack block, on Main
street. The fire was extinguished before the
arrival of the department.
In its efforts to aid the parties charged
with conspiracy, an unreliable and wholly
untrustworthy little daily made the statement
last week that
"Several members of the bar Monday
arose in open court and requested Judge
Stipp not to certify any cases in which they
were interested lo the county court to be
tried by Gilbert."
This is about as near the truth as that irre
sponsible sheet ever arrives at. Only one
member of the bar made the request.
Marshal Smith, of Streatjr, lodged Dick
Massey in the county jail on Monday to
await his trial on the chargo of passing coun
terfeit money.
Mrs. If. P. Allen, of Syoamore, widow of
(he man murdered at Sandwich some years
ago, does not credit the confession of James
Young that he is the slayer of her husband.
Modjeska, on Thursday night of last week,
was greeted with a tremendous audience at
Kockford, every seat in the house, even down
to the extra chairs placed in the aisles, were
sold 30 hours in advance of the opening.
Lomasney, w ho is in training to meet Jack
Hanuifan, of I.a Salle, is getting himself in
fine condition for the glove contest. He
walks four or five miles before breakfast, re
turns and partakes of rare meat and dry
toast for breakfast. After this meal is over,
he indulges in another walk of from 12 to 10
nules, sometimes 20 miles, getting back to
his training quarters for dinner. After the
noon-day meal, accompanied by his trainer,
he goes to his room, strips and pounds a
sand bag for several hours. He has worked
off all superfluous flesh and is in the finest
physical condition to meet the "Imperial
city's" champion. Hannifin Is siid to be
in the hands of excellent trainers at La
Salie, and there is no doubt that an exciting
contest will take place week after next.
A farmer residing between here and Strea
tor has lost this season 400 head of hogs by
cholera, a loss of about 57,000. A large
force of men have been kept busy burying
the carcasses.
A fiendish attempt was mario early last
Saturday morning to burn the residence of
Officer Frost. A portion of the house out
Bi!e was saturated with kerosene and fired.
This is another diabolical outrage that is quite
likely to go undetected.
Minnie Richards, one of Streator's demi
reps, came up Saturday on a four month's
senicnce to the county jail on a charge of
having no visible means of support. A good
many of Streator's people might be sent up
on the same charge.
A Curd,
We take this method of expren; our
heartfelt thanks to our friends for the sub
stantial token of their confidence left us on
the occasion of the gathering at our resid
ence on Tuesday evening last. This was to
us a very unlooked for turn of a matter in
which we hud taken an unselfish interest
for the good of others. To the Itinerant
pedagogue such occasions are verdant vases
upon the barren waste of unappreciated ef
fort that never can be forgotten and de
mand on our part renewed earnestness and
zeal in our great work.
May our relation to you as a community
ever be mutually pleasant and profitable.
M. M. (.K'TMAN.
For over a quarter of s century, Thys!
cians have prescribed Nichols' Bahk and
Iko.n hr a reliable and valuable remedy for
dyspepsia and general eblllty.
A country subsurioer desires to know the
most effective method of curing a horse oi
the hsbit of kicking. Let him try the fol
lowing, which is strongly commended to us
as both cheap and effective: Fill an old
wheat sack with hay and suspend it by u
rope from the ceiling so that it will hang
just at the heels of the vicious horse as he
stands in his stall. When the fack is plac
ed in position, the horse will let fly with
both his legs as soon as it touches film
After a ouarter of an hour of this sort of
work he will come to the conclusion that
he Is tired and that it is no use to try to
"knock it out," as the sack will return to
his heels after every kick. After an e.xpe-
rience of this sort the animal may be hitch
ed to any sort of vehicle and he will not
kick at anything that touches his lieeis
Try it, Mr. Subscriber, and report to us the
rnntmrv to the general notion, a newspa-
w" v sj
per man cannot te everywhere and see ev-
erythlng and catch on to every item xnai i
utiroftdln the city. No, ma'am; he can't
do It. It is a well known axiom in natural
philosophy that no one body of matter can
occupy two places at the same time. There
fore, if you desire to see a special news
it-m tn the paner send it to the office. In
cidents and occurrences worthy of mention
will always lie gladly received ana publisb
ed. If you bave a friend from abroad visl
ting you, contrive some means to inform
the society editor of the Fkek Trader. It
you are going on a visit to some distant
friends, don't be too modest to say so. On
ly, when you send an Item to the press,
bear in mind the stereotyped request, to
write names plainly and write on but one
side of the paper.
From Mendota
Mendota, Nov. 27. A IriixKl-red card,
with skull and cross-bones on one side,
with the ominous Inscription, "Heware.
the Mystic League bus its eye upon you,"
ami tne auilress upon the other, wis re
ceived by a number of our citizens Thurs
day last. City Marshal Mclutyre was the
first to receive one, nnd very naturally con
cluded he was not lonjr for this world.
Mac did not quite go into hysterics, but lie
paced the floor in Ed. IHggins' news de
K)t like a caged lion. Edgu r Hodgers and
Danny I' rank were the next victims, and
by this time the town beg in t) get excited
but felt relieved when it was ascertained
that it was only Ed Higgins advertising a
new cigar, the Alystic League.
A petition was sent quite recently to the
throne of grace by Mr. G. Pool, owner of
Pool s block, to have the postoflice moved
to that location, where it was formerly.
Mr. P. is an old Democrat and the location
a good , 'one.
I he turners' fair was a complete sue
cess. iuiss Delia nersninsKi drew tne
doll in a contest w hich netted over $100.
Miss 15. Devereaux. after a lively contest,
won the sewing machine, Fritz Weasuin-
doif the gold watch, and Fred Hand the
conductor's lantern. The net piooeeds
were $1,800.
Th license for the marriage of Edgar
S. Hrowne Esq., and Miss Gertie Schick
has been issued, and the happy event will
take place at the Presbyterian church in
thii city next Sunday evening.
Mrs. Win. Harrett, ot Chicago, is the
guest of Win. 'Iruman and family.
Home talent will play 'Divoice ' in Jviri
next week
Capt. Cranwell, the new justi:e of the
peace, is now ready to sit on all cases in a
lawful ni iuiii'i'.
The many gentlemen friends of Charles
Madden assrinbled at the Opera House on
Wednesday eve iug nnd piesented him
with :i pair ol Irish brog.ttis, fashioned
liter the Dutch model shoe of the 11th
i-entury. The presentation speech was
marie by Hon. F. P. Snyder, and in reply
Mr. Madden burst forth in extempore elo
quence, and on gazing upon the shoes
ne discovered thev were two sizes too large
for him, being No. VI. Thereupon, he
turned the point by saying that, judging
from the size, they were made on Snyder's
last. At the conclusion of the presentation
an adjournment to tho banquet room was
readily conceded to, where, alter partaking
of a bountiful repast, Mr. P. Finlen, county
clerk, of Ottawa, was called to the chair.
Numerous toasts and responses followed in
quick succession, until the president was
.died upon. He said that upon receiving
t telegram to come to this city on the occa
sion he did not fully appreciate the impor
tance of the command, and with a speech
so full of eloquence that It astonished the
natives lie wound up with the advice to
Mr. Madden to stuff, a bale of hay lu the
toes of his shoes.
The military bail on Thanksgiving night
was a grahd affair. IJoseiiud.
A ltcniarkiilile llm-ape,
Mrs. Mary A. Dailey.of Tunkhannock, Pa.,
was iilllicted for six years w ith Asthma and
Bronchitis, durlii!: which time the best physi
cians could give no relief. Her life wus des
puired of, until in last October she procured
a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery, when
immediate relief was felt, and by continuing
its use for a short time she wus completely
cured, gaiiiingln flesh 50 lbs. in a few months.
Free trial bottles of this certain euro of nil
throat and liin' diseases tit Luts ec Brlggs'
drug store. Largo bottles $1,0I,
A new phase of boycotting has come in
to fashion in Ireland. At a recent pub
lic demonstration nt Portlaw, county
Wnterford, a ceitaln Michael Hickey was
den mnced for evicting a workinginan.
Miss Margaret Shehan came forward and
in a few eloqueut words proposed the fol
lowing resolution: " hat the young girls
of Waterford, Tipperary nnd Kilkenny re
solve and promise this day, before this vast
multitude, to treat with scorn and contempt
any matrimonial proposal from Michael
Hickey as a punishment for his arrogant
hostility to the poor laborer, Burke, and his
youtiif and helpless family of seven." The
resolution found a seconder in Miss Sulli
van and was carried with acclamation.
AHer Diphtheria.
Diphtheria is a terrible disease, requiring
the greatest medical skill to effect a com
plete cure. Eveu when its power is broken,
it clings to the patient with great persisten
cy, ana often leaves the system poisoned
and prostrated. J ust here Hood's Sarsapa
rilla does a vast amount of good, expelling
impurities from the blood, giving it rich
ness and v itality, while It renovates and
strengthens the system.
"W. L. Scott, of Erie, Pa., and E. N. Saun
ders, of St. Paul, both gentlemen largely
interested in the Spring Valley Coal Com
pany, visited that enterprising new town
recently. W. L. Scott is a big railroad
magnate and is worth 30,0X0,000.
Champaign county got ready to celebrate
the tiuding of a five foot vein of coal at
Sidney, at a depth of 250 feet, anl had sent
out specials to all the city papers that the
day would be observed by hoisting out the
largest block of coal ever mined in Illinois,
when it turned out to be a bed of first-class
slate. -
It !.s seldom that a medicine is efficacious
in such a long list of diseases as Mlshler's
Herb Bitters has proved itself. Consump
tion, dyspepsia, liver complaint, every form
of fever, jauudice, scrofula, and other com
plaints yield speedily to Its powerful effects.
S. Weaver, of Perryville, Md , was cured
of neuralgia and bleeding piles, and his
wife found it Invaluable in a case or fever
and ague.
Yoa will notice how quickly a thoroughly
successful article is imitate!, and also that
the imitaiions are without merit, as they art
gotten up by unscrupulous parties. Beware
of imitations of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic
The genuine is sold by E. Y. Grigg. and
promptly cures dyspepsia, costiveness, bad
breath, piles, pimples, ague and malarial
diseases, poor appetite, low spirits, head
ache, or diseases of the kidneys, stomach
and liver. Iriee, 50 cents.
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