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At No. Oil to 01 I ll'r UTAlHU.) WM. OSMAN ARSONS. I'roprU-tor-. JAB. II. IXKKLS. Kiitob. Tirms 0 Subscription In a.lvance.per annum If nut paid till end month uot paid Ull cud of all nwMtut lly cnrrliT. fifty ccnta extru. Fifteen cent a yr l dcit W ,1,f e ouoty to cover prepayment of poitfe. lliwt turnu U1 be mrleliy adhered t. TO MAIL SUUsCKIUF.liH. rii-wetw certain that U.e date un the ii'Htie l'''l ... i.. vim Imve mild t,,ut paper inuicjuca no-ii:n.- your mtwcriptlon si.no , 1.7fi . u.oo dollars was redeemed under It, and have extended It Indefinitely, unnns tup n ,.-1 vmtr. ended June :. 1886, the Ween wry of the Treasury called 3O.M),0tiO of U' IU Ulna iui i" " " m J 52 000,000 have Iteen called ami fl.iHKi, (Ml redeemed by voluntary surrender. The amount of 8 per cents outstanding and suit- jecttocall Is fl,i:,iw. if If doc nut. ideate notify naimwic . . u until mi tuiiiiv illffcr- rut nubecrlt.er. error are liable to occur. nt. we take tl,l. method to keep correct at-cunta IU- ml ''' Krilx.n. If the hliel w wt corrected '.Uiln two w.-k !ter we !iou1d have received jeij u.i-Ut .lcic notify u.. We are even more imxloui- Uiau J"'J W Ui c "t""1" The FitKK Trapkb may t.r ..'..ulned ic the f-.ll-.wmir plan hy t. niiKi- opy.r "' '"'' w'" ,"' "'k'" fur any lentil ..f time at the r. uuiar r!. : J. 11. 1ooLr.. Sen na. 111. J. II. TBOWIIUIDI.K, MarH, i;ie. D II. UNt'KKiiaUN heia. Okokiii U. Hkki.m.. for In.) llrovc.OpUraaJ Wu! than. AiMrei. Tro) Oroie. ',.i-! nw-ier at l'iitml. J" .r-tai.l-ti'r kt T"h'.' . Dii. F.. 1C A I i"H. Ii-t:.nt. Rl. fli. ii l.i t. Neva llciik-r, M. inliil i. l'n-t niii-'r.-rf a. H i; - 'a, r...'iiiii-t'- ari' a .'.'i'.rii '1 t i rei c;w tu!n iiit!olt at a!'. ; i-t'.tVi.-c-. l'i t.n- e.nii.ty. i id wish A'.rs ri W:,ti I In evrv ti.-.vn It. Li s i'h- ei.nn'y. I.""-r.i! "tn-ru:--. .!..4 paid in ea-li. Wr t- I r ter;ii'. wtnl:!..' tel. r tnert .u ail ease. I I'-t '"!' ' ' ' 'it'tirir. Ul'ttmt, (it .s'nii.i ( in.. Ji;W M.t'lri. Ottnuu, III,, M t. IK. 1KK0. UKMOCKATIC TIt'KKT. For Slate Tre:in,rrr, IIKNKV F. .I. KH'Kl lt, Sir., Ol Anarim nullity. rur Mate Super! liiendeiit of I'uhlle I nut ru. tloii. FKANKMN T. OI.DT, Ol ( airull eouniy. Eemocratic Congressional Convention. - A (h let'ate ennrenllon le called to meet ul .TolU-t Sep-ti-nihiT Mil. lbKi. ill '.' e. M . f"r the purpiine of plneliiit m ii'miiiiiilloti a eanillilale fir Member of t.'onrens for the KlKhtli t oiii:re. iiml l)ltrlct, and Ininmet wu h other hui- lie. limy he hroiiKht tH'fore the Cornell t on. The neeenil countlm will lie entitled to reire ru iitathin by delenuten an fullown: Iu l'iwe 4 I (inmdy It I win U balle IH fly order of Committee. T. M CIIOXIN". S y. 1. fli'lu l . . ..U Democratic Connly Convention. Hie Il. iiKM ratle v.. tent of the vai loun t" iikIiIjih of La Salle onnty are reiiieteil to tteleet tleleptles to rep resent them at a Democratic Coimiy r'onventlon, to he held nt Turn Hall, In Ottawa, on Wkdnk-iia v, tub i i ii l)tv (iK Oi ToitKii, ISftl, lo put In nomination can Uiilati'iinrilloVH: County . I ihIkp, I'robute Jtide, Cmihi ty Clerk, I'rohalc Clerk, Sheriff, Treiimirer. and County Superintendent of Sctiooln. AImi the following leMa tie otflera: Hlate Senator and Two KeiirewntallM; and t iransaet any and all mifh other Imalnewt ua may propi rly come lief. ire the convention. The tuwiihl ul ihe eoiinty Khali ea ii he enlllleil in repieni'litalloli in I lie eonvi'iillnn hrrehy eiitled mi tint b.ihlH of one tli-le for every 50 volca, and almi every fraelluu of S) oti i an aler than 15, eiml In lu ll lowiikhliw fur the ( u h1iii'I mid Heiiilrli kH elietnrn In 1SWI. The com miller rteiiinmi ld (hat (lie llemoerallc voti m of (lie lai'liiim lownxhips hold (hell limnhlp eaiu linen fur the fci'li't'ihui of deli Kattta on Monday, Ihe fotnth titty of (i toher, net ween the hoiim nf three n'rlnek anil Ihe b'lloek In the aflttrniHiu, iinlenit another day and ollu r I. ours (hail be denlKHitleil by the varloin, lowimhlp com un'tee a. The eniiiinlilee fin llier leeiiniineiitl thai kiii'Ii Iowa fihlps At failed Ut eleel e.oiiiinittees aL lint Jail vau ti held elect Ihein. The neveinl lownnlilw kIihII he ealitieil In the following mimher of viiten In the cull i utlon: AilaiiiH Allen HriHiklleld lf liee , Itivtuli Iteer rark IMllilliit :k Cattle Kill .n Kill K;er Ii Kami Khlii" I KreiMlnin 8 (irainl KaplilH 3 drovelanil Hop- hi Salle... Manilim,. . ili-ielotH.. Mi-nih u. . 2 i Miller S II j MimIoii ! Noi lhvllle , 3 Iti Ophlr 3 S 1 Onilifi- I a ' oiiuwa -a i I otter Creek i 4 1'eril 14 ft ! Itiehlanil :i Kuliikhd ft heri'iia It biiiilh 'llaua 4 Tn y (iroc. 4 1 1 1 ten a 4 Vermillion V S WBliaeu t IH Waltham 9 Tilu! lati .ISO M. WF.I.CII. ( hairiiiaii, U Salle. J AM hi II. Kt kh.l.S, tutitwa. HANI Kl. II KF. N A N . St i t aloi . Kin. All S. llltOVVS'K, Mendnia. I.ol ls ItOIIKKK, Norlhvllle. H AMI Kl. K I'AKIi, Itiiliaml. CHAKI.Km II. KUICKstiN, Miller. I IIAkl.KS L. HOFFMAN. Kni:le 8AMI Kl. L MILI.KU, Farm FlldKit. lly.lAMKn II. Ki'kiL" Seeielary. Current Events. Clu'lera Is gaining ground In Austria. Ormonde, owned by tho Duke of Wtt luiur-tei, who won the KuHhIi Derby In .Mny, rniitured t he 8t. 1.4'gt.T stakes Wed ut'sdiiy. Uabilel Rouck, of Oshkimh, Lavlu joh i'.ivnly refuued ti) bciiiiu the tiemiMTiitic iioinltiftf for jiovernorof Wl:onsln, (Jllbi-H M. Woodward was pluced In the Held. ,1, T. l'uttiain was nomlnatPd for llntfrntnt .'uvcripir, Jolin A. John.ia for btute trcs urer, and John U. l.uilwlf for HWretury of tate. On thP rduht f tlie 12Ui In-.t. nn atteinr was made to blow i.p the I.akr sihore and Michigan Mtuitheru IUihoad Co.'a signal tower, at tbe Intersection of the Stock Yards and Lake Whore main lines. The t,.iv.r is Hbotit .i0 feet hlsh. IU use Is to turn the electric switches and slirnal gutes, The explosion was loud and much damage done. As a passenger train was due from th nn.t. tne evident Intention was to wreck it reL'ardle.n of life. It was doubt less the work of Lake Shore strikers. (union S. Hubbard, one of the most fa tm iii4 of the pioneers of the north west died at his home lu Chicago, on Tuesday, thP 11th. tit 11:13 A. M. He had been an invalid for a vear previous and totally blind. Oulng to biota poisoning one of hi eves was removed' three years ago, and it was found necessary u year ago to take nut the other. He was bmn In Vermont, A ii ir. W2. went to Montreal w ith h parents In 1 SI o, and soon after be entered into the American fcr company, at per year. He escorted 1,' men on an p.vpe ilitlou lor the Illinois ihvr, cim-tmg along t!,o slioie of Li'ke Michigan, readiing the jTeserit site of Chicago In 1-US. Tlie party then made their way ti; the Smith liiai'icli, to where Ihltlg.'port afterwards nppe-ired ; thence on Mini Lake to lc p'lalnes river antl down to the Illinois, which stream they followed to where llen tit pin now stands, and there thy wintered among (he Indians. Ileie he built tin lirst log house ever erected in this whole region by uny white man. Ii learned the Indian language and becaiiie familiar with tlieir manlier-, customs and superstitions, and comjilettdy won tlitdr friendship and confidence, wiiicn ne ever retaineii. ne next year went to Macinaw, and the fol low In'' sniinir was made chief in command and manager of his company's business in Illinois. He returned to Hennepin, estaD llshed a tradlm: iiostiind ran It successfully until the final exodus of the Indians after the JMackhawk war, ftnd was fif great ad vantage to the settlers In getting supplies. In lN'iri, when trouble broke out in Chica go between the Winnebago Indians and the whites, he volunteered to go to the Wa bash settlements In Indiana for aid. He went alone and returned prom ply w ith l -io mounted men, only neceii days ufter his de purture! He erected the first brick build lug In Chicago, in ls:J4, and called "Hub bard's Folly," because "it was a monstrous outlay of money In a bog htle which never could be anything but a miserable swamp !" He once engaged w ith a linn In building a line of lake steamers. The liritlsh Hag ship captured by Commodore I'erry uml the Couimttdore'H own flag ship were of this line He was a member of the legis lature and a great friend of the Illinois it Michigan canal. His record as n pioneer is one of which his state mav well be proud. et. He believes that In a great many towns In this county money was fieely used, both prior to tlie day of tlie primaries and upon the day they were held. He believe that without such a prodigal use of money Mr I'luinb would never have received an en dorseuient at the hands of a party upon whose generosity he hud no claim and to which be had In the pat given but the most tiie.stionabln allegiance. Mr. Fornof, the editor of the Fhki. Tua dkii is not fighting Mr. Plumb on personal grounds; he Is fighting him because he believes it to be disgraceful to the voters of the district to be represented In cotiLTes by one whose political prominence is due to dishonorable and dishonest methods. lnt! the voters at the primaries in his Inter- back candidate Tor senator! but the face i ...i i. . i .a... v. i we 1 1!.-. Credentials were declared In order, and on being handed In, showed up as follow?; Du Page, entitled to (5 delegates, present, none; Will, 17, on hind, 11; (Jruuiiy, 5, on exhiblticn, .'1; Lit Salle, 17, on duty, 10 Kendall, 7, on deck, 1. The delegates present were Win. Watklns, C. C. Smith, James H. Ferris, Will; T. L. Thrall, Ken dall; J. W. Porter, Aaron Harford, Ilarrl son KniK-hs, Orundy ; K. U. Weeks, David Westgate. John S. Armstrong, G. K. Class, A. J. Maker, John Dougherty, H. J. Wood, Henry Zeers, W. A. Morgiu and John Mc Lauchlan, La Salle. Weeks broke tlie ensuing silence with the remark: "The greenback doctrine Is so plain that any man among us can down a giant against it " After allowing this startling observation to get in its work awhile, Porter arose and stated that he iidn't know Mr. Lumry, but he knew his wile, and if tlie man was half as smart as the woman, he's a clipper," and would d for Congress. Dougherty replied : "We have too many smart men in the green hack par'y now. The come in, get a nom ination from our hands, and then try to de ii'.er ii-, boiiud ban 1 an 1 Liot, iiit-) tie- cump ol the enemy ! ' Ju.stut this point "Jivor" 1 a.'ain pa veil tin iloni and was seen nv many, but unseen by Dougherty. Tin secretary le.nl Limny' letter at length Coiutnissioiittr Atkins states that since thu removal of Agent McUilctiddy at Pine iildge it has Iteen clearly shown that the number of Indians at that point is 2,2 1 1 less than were reported as drawing sup plies. The democracy of Cook county on Wed nesday nominated William ilest for sher llf, Michael Mclnerny for county clerk, .Michael Schwelsthal for county treasurer, Lghett Jamleson for judge of the superior coiirt, J. C. Knickerbocker for probate judge, Hlchard Prendergant for county judge, and St. Clair .Sutherland for county commissioner. The ticket Is conceded to be uousu-dly strong, and will be elected. Senator Harrison opened the Republican c ampaign in Indiana on Wednesday, rjieak- lng at inaianapoiis. OCTOBER SIXTH. The democratic county central commit tee have now issued a call for a convention to be held In the city of Ottawa, on Wed nesday, October Cth, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the offices of county judge, probate judge, county clerk, sheriff, treasurer, county superintendent of schools, sfite senator ami two representa tives. Having done this, the woik of the committee is ended, as far ns the convention is concerned; and upon the democratic voters of the county Is placed the responsi bility of saying who shall be placed before the voters to seek their suffrages. W hen the delegates In convention shall have named their candidates then the active work of the canvass will be entered upon, and the nominees us well as the party at large may rest assured that each and every member of the committee will work earn estly for the election of each and every nominee of the democratic party. The committee In common with every right minded tlemtx rat tilmply ask of the con vention that good men be named for the various Kisltions, that they may enter upon their work with some assurances of success. When the men for party honors are named, the members of the committee w ill then constitute of tbemselvei "a ring" "a ling" bound together for the purpose of electing the democratic candidates. Thus far they have not made of themselves such a body, and they will, not until after the nominations are made. Candidates who are talking about antl convention "rings" are simply making themselves ridiculous, weakening their own standing in the party and pushing the nomination they desire beyond their reach. JUDGE CCDY. The folhnving Is taken from tlie Chicago '',' .nr, iiud.:) "Ihe re. nomination of Col. llalph PiUlilb by the republicans ol the Sth congressional district of this state means that there is to be a hard tight in the distiict. Col. Plumb was elected t'.io years ago by a maj' iri'y of about .VK) and n plurality of nearly :!,oiK) over Haley, the lciinx r.it, but since that time a p-inarkable revulsiou has taken place among the repub licans in virions quarters of the t'i-tii t, where it Is ch:g.'d th:itth-cl- md bought! lis way t'i congress and t;ien did uothini: ) tiie credit of the di-tiict alter he got there. It may be safely predicted tli.it many meun-eis ol the jnity reiiise io ote for Col. I'lumo this year. On the ther hand, the demon at ;ij -pear to bej preparing to do a w ise thing in selecting udge Hiram H. Co'jy of Du Page county ! as their nominee, for the judge is a man! whose long service on the circuit bench! h is raised him out of the sloug'i of p.uti-J sansliip If Indeed he ever was in it and' made him very acceptable to those republi cans who are not so firmly youed to their party as to feel that it would be a crime to support a democratic nominee. The nom iuatlou of Judge Cody woulu be a sub-tan-tial Indorsement of President Cleveland's administration, since the judge is plainly outspoken In his belief in those reforms to which the President is trying t give effect. Judge Cody is the gentleman who last year was urged to ruu as a dem.icrat for the Supreme Court vacancy, but declined, saying he would take no part in partisan nominations for judicial places, and ad vised his friends to support Judge Magru der. That his non-partisanship in judicial mutters Is not a new departure is attested by the I act that for many years, though al ways known as a democrat, he sat as one of the judges in the banner republican circles of Illinois. If be is nominated now it will make an interesting contest." ft... .1.,.. ...r..l- ... .......... I.. a. I .1 I I in'- in ill"!, mil. 1. lll t r-ii. inn irtiruiijr Uriel at W aukeg m, and in th?s way: Ills sup porters got possession of the hall and put him In nomination before his opponents could rn!lze the situation. When thev had caught breath they adopted a resolu tion denouncing him and his methods, and repudiated him entirely by nominating George Walte. But Haines treats their proceedings w ith contempt, and goes about among the people proclaiming himself as the real "shnou pure" u ominee of the par ty, and laughs at the other fellow, whom he denounces as a "bolter." The dermic racy of the entire state will watch the re suit in that district w ith interest. Ti is is the way the republican papers of Grundy and De Kalb take to J. Ivor Montgomery's nomination as senator for the Seventeenth S-natorlal District: Mr Mar-hall, of the Kendall County Jiiconl says : The metliitds observed by Mr. Montgom ery and his triends are unworthy of re publicans. Joe Mackin is in the penitentiary. He thought he had a moral right to tarn per with the ballot box. I he writer "yeained plact under bd to do for some humble something for tlie greenback and labor cause-..'' Westgate a.-ked: "If tiie labollng party is wild to join us, why in thunder ain't they here'; The Society of the Army of the Ten nesse- held Its annual reunion at Kock Is land during the present week. Much Inter at Lai been e.xclted , by a yacht race which took place on the m enu iienr New York recently. The contestant were the Galatea, English, and the .May. flower, American, and a easily won by flj latter, In w hat the horse joc key would call "two straight heats." The A' tlng Secretary of the Treasury Las Issued a ctll for f 13,K),(MK) three per cent bonds. The treasury officials are well Mttsfletl with the results of the prevloun Toluutttry call, although barely a million THE OBJECTIONS. Mr. Fornof, of the Streator is greatly In error wheu he states that the editor of the Fkkf. Tkahkk has Inaugur ated a war of "mud slinging" upon Colonel Plumb, w ho was on Tuesday re-nominated by the republicans of this district for con gressional honors. The editor of the Fiif.k Tiudkk Is quite as strenuously opposed to bitter personalities as Is the virtuous gen tit man who couducts the republican organ at Streator, and indulges less in them. The objections raised to Halph Plumb are of a mwre serious nature than those of a purely personal character. They are of a character that affect very grievously the luterests of good government. The editor of the KhekThaoku objects to Mr. Plumb, not because of any personal dislike for him, but because of a firm conviction that the imly thing he represents In olItics Is money because tf. a beliet that Mr. Plumb would not to day be" at the head of the republican orgaoaVntion of this district If It was not for the fact that he is a rich man -one w ho has spent liberally ami Is willing to sjtend liberally his funds to lu sure olitlcal preferment. Mr. Plumb has been charged by respect able and respected men of his own party with being "a political corruptionlst," and tlie editor of the Fukk Tkadkr believes that he is. He beiievea that two years since he purchased the Influence f news pijenj and paid political tricksters for trav eling the county of La Salle and debauch. THE GREENBACK CO.N VEYII0.V. If there Is any thing extant that Is deep er, wider, thicker, and more ponderous than another it is a greenback convention' Such gatherings are profoundly "brainy." In irdinary political assemblages a few do the talking; In a greenback conclave, every blessed mother's son of them Is an orator, full fledged and crammed full of statestlcs, logic, learning, language, logar ithms, and gab. Such a convention was held in the janitor's room in tlie court house, an humble place, it is true. Dio genes lectured In a tub. It was a conven tion of the greenbacks cif the "-'th district, comprising the counties of Grundy, Ken dall, La Salle and Du Pnj,e, to select a candidate for cougress. Du Page alone failed to send a delegate, tue others were represented. Geo. Glass, of stioator was made permanent chairman and J. II Fer ris, of Joliet, Secretary, before it was ast er tained who were delegates. Greenbacks are not tied to parliamentary usages, Glass sjsike. He admitted the party was under a cloud at present, but lo, "It Is not dead but sleepeth," thus neatly warning the world not to tickle the nose nor "yank" the tail of the Hon when he is taking his fii'xlt ! "all the noble party needs to do Is to rouse up, put on its war paint, shy Its cas tor into the ring ami win ! The secretary read a printed circular from Prof. (). F. Lumry, of Wheaton college, Du Page, In which that gentleman demolishes all other political parties at one fell swoop of his glittering pen and points out tlie beneficent perfections and ineffable goutiness tif the g. b's. He nuxlestly asked to be nominated for congress. This, he seemed to thluK, added to the fact that he Is an independent candidate, ought to boost him through! Porter of Grundy wanted all to speak- He wanted to speak, and lie knew that all wanted to speak; he wanted a "love feat" of speaking, and moved that every on be given five minutes. Westgate of Troy Grove wanted ten minutes he knew some w ho would need an hour. Woixls oi' Strea tor figured It out: IS present, 10 minutes to each, three hours time. Five lubiutes each would take an hour and fifty minutes, Let's make it f minutes (voices, "Oh, oh, no, no! too snort: ) nut at length the shrewd mathsinatlclal po'nt embraced in the WihhIs motion prevailed, because a gteenbacker can't resist figures. Porter spoke: Let's unite with the lalatr party and sweep things generally ; w e have ti led greenbacks tlone aud got left. Let's join with them and call ourselves the grand Labor Union, or soiaethlug. The chair called 'Mine," ami Porter sat. Wntklns, .f Will, thought It would be a gtanl schevte to hav a committee tin cre dentials. End "find out who Is who." Mc Laugidim, of La Salle, with Ids eye In a sort of oratorical freny rolling, exclaimed : "All faces are greetihae k faces, and they are theli own credentials." (Applause by our "eporter.) McLanghlan unconsciously duted toward the front door. Half the delegates looked that way and saw the face of J. Ivor Montgomery, the whilom green jiiave they no candidates 'no sun. IV I j vas (nice in Men Ima when 1 saw a friend j who had written to John A. Logan, advis ing him to get into tlie greenback party as iiick as God Almighty would let Lim. John is with us, so is Col. Plumb, but he dasn't own it. 1 tell you Plumb in a green backer." McLauchlan said: "I notice that the men to be hanged in Chicago are either democrats or republicans. (Laughter.) The aaurchlats have been drawn to it by the bad government of tlie country, given by republicans and democrats. They organ ized because neither party of these two would give them their rights. Hung the tieiuocr.'its anu repumicans, i say! (i.augn t r.) The greenback party alone can pre vent anarchism and socialism. 1 favor John S. Armstrong of Mission for congress. (Ap llause.) Armstrong declined w ith thanks. "I am too old." Woods grew eloquent in seconding the nomination. Armstrong again declined for tue reason offered before. Westgate thirded tiie nomination, but Armstrong again said no. "Cieser thrice declined a kingly crown." A delegate from Will county flew aloft hid eagle on general principles: "we must re vive the greenback party, for it's now- stuck in the mud. The old parties are de moralized. The democrats are not sure they won at tlie last election, ami the re publicans don't know that they were whipped! Lets 'up and at 'em!'" He wanted JudgeLocey fur congress. Morgan of Streator was down on Locey. For why? I'ecause "I tried him at a Mortis conven tion and he was found wanting. I asked him to answer a plain greenback question, (for which 1 came near being assaulted on the streets afterwards by one of Locey's bruisers whom he brought up from La faille to bully him through) and Locey dodged it. No, Locey is mine!" More debate ensued in which all took a hand, during which some contended, and It finally seemed to be the general belief that the ('emocrHts,1 too, would nominate Locey. Some opposed nis nomination for that very reason, others favored it on the same ac count. 1 hen on leave, Hev 1). 15. I uruey, who Is the prohibition candidate for con gress In this district, (another Uichmond in the .1ld) aJdressed the convention. He claimed to be as good a greenbacker as any of them, and read a long speech of his in the Joliet Xac to prove it, and he claimed ttiey should also nominate him here. Dougnerty said "the labor party will neyer vote for a lawyer unless a re tnarkably unexceptional one." Westgate objected to Turuey because to nominate him hers would put him on two plat forms, linker in grant! eloquent terms proved that both are identical on the fin ance uuestlon. Dougherty said the g. b. s, woultf not touch Turnev nor prohibi tion. An Informal ballot resulted: Judge Locey 11, E. H. Weeks 17, Turney 1Q. The formal ballot was: Locey 20, Turney i and Ltx-ey was then unanimously nominated ami a motion put and unani mously carried that, In case Locey de- clined, Mr. Turney should be the nomi nee. At this point Turnev arose and made the remarkable announcement: "Gentle- men, 1 am now your candidate for con uress, for Judge Locey told me the otker day that If he could not secure the demo cratic nomination, ttx he would not run. He w ill not get that nomination, and I am now nominated! "This was received with astonishment by most of thej delegates. Zeers of Streator, Indignantly, to Turney : "Why didn't you tell us this before?" But Turney 's crowing was ill timed for the convention crushed him, by empow. erlng McLauchlan to call another conven tion should Locey decline. The conven tion appointed a district central commit tee and anjourned. II,.- II, bone, hiit ! democrats. ' ! republican to the back n't have to suppoit greenback TI. be 1- cantp -e hunltvd dollar delegates slum t at home. Republican conventions t 1 nig nil' -id to k-ep them in front. The oiionank i-vi''V fears that Mar shall w ill be called a limgw iiinii. because he opp o.-es Montgomery. We support re publican nmuiriees, but all the conventions in the univer-e can't make a republican out of Montgomery. Had the three Hood by them, with Grundy's the votes, Motitgonieiy could never have been nominated, and after a few ballots De Kalb would have been glad to drop the illegal moral voter, and put up a man whose Republicanism aud Integrity ;ire unqiiestinned. The lesult of the convention at Piano lust Thursdav is one to bring shame on the republicans of the 17th Senatorial District, and the nominees of that convention tuny find, when the votes are counted In -November, that the people are not to be trad ed for like cuttle, lu the interest of any man. Eat a wrong has been done the Repub licans of this district that cannot be re paired. .Mr. Faxon ami his two associates have forced upon us a candidate for state senator that even delegates w ho voted for him repudiate. They have given Kendall county an unsavory reputation for political traflicing, and we do not deserve It. Blulue element in the Green Mountain state. Maine has now been heard from, nnd the comfort that It was to give Mr. Blaine and Mr. Blaine's admirers Is wholly want ing. If.to the canvass Mr. Blaine entered with all his zeal. He made speech after speech, lie was aided by his distinguish ed lieutenants at home and by republicans of prominence from abroad The Issues discussed were of a wider scope than state issues, taking in as they did acts of the na tional administration. Mr. Blaine hoped fur great things from his own state, but his hopes have ended in the making of ttiem. The complete returns from Tuesday's election show that the republicans polled" O'.i.OOO votes; the democrats 50,000, and the prohlbitiouists 4,000. In comparison with the vote in 189-1, this shows a lepubllcan loss of 9,000, a demo cratic loss of 2,000 and a ptohibition gain of :J,000. It would seem from all this that Mr. Blaine has not accomplished enough In his own state to warrant his friends In growing very exuberant over his "magnet ic" qualities. i lit publican Cnugrranlouitl Con vt-nl inn. The republicans ot the eighth congres ional convention met at Turn Hall In this city, on Tuesday, and nominated Colonel Plumb for re-election, Major McLaughry ot Joliet making the nominating speeclr. The seconding speech was made by Wal er 1 Jeeves. Senator Kay of Grundy acted as chairman, and F. L. Sels of Du Page as ecretary. After his nomination Col. Plumb was called upon and made a characteristic sjieei u one very siusiiy iiud very deiua- igieal. At the close of his remarks a congressional central committee was chos en, con. posed of the following named per sons: ini j'age, li. A. Childs, .1. V. Uas- ford; Giundy, W. S. Pierce: Kendall, G. W. Greenfield; La Salle, D. McDoug'ill, John C. Ames, Casper Fischer; Will, E. W. Willard, M. Walton. Mr. Montgomery says he did vote in La Salle county" while he was a resident of De Kalb county, but he thought he had a moral right to do so. He had been engag ed all summer working tor Colonel Plumb, and wanted to help him all he could, so he did the final act vo'ed for him, though living in another ilistiict. Congressman Hopkins has some ten thousand majority in the De Kalb district; Colonel Plumb's majority may not reach one thousand in this district, and his election will be very close. .Now, why can't Congressman Hop kins spare a few hundred voters from De Kalb to come over here and give enough "moral" votes to Colt uel Plumb to make nls election sure. It has long been a the ory with republicans that the democrats carry Indiana by borrowing a number of "mural" voters from Kentucky, where they have dein'XTats to spare, antl our people never liked it. A ( Hl'tl In yesterday's Issue of the new Plumb ind vengeful lawyers peisoBal journalism organ, called "the Ottawa (Uvhe," l am charged with being willing to take the county Judgeship at a salary of "g00 a ear and board.' 1 his charge is false, and made, evidently for the puriwise of dls- aragement and ridicule. 1 have neither ourted or merited such an assault, and no tice it now, only for the purixise of brand ing its author as a coward and a liar. While I am not a millionaire, nor does my annual income reach up into the thousands, yet my clients are respectable people and my fees only for actual services rendered which enables me to pay my way as 1 go, leaving a nice little bank account lor a "ralny day." My notions of life are plain. I live within my means aud don't think it right for a lawyer to rob the widow and or phan, or cloud the titles, or absorb the estates of decrepit or demented old farm ers, simply to keep up style. 1 am Pro hibition candidate foi county Judge on terms and conditions preset i bed by the Statutes of Illinois, and flatter myself that when the election is over, uo law bmkers, or crime makers, will answer at the roll call of my friends. Noli MAN Kii.iu KN. Ottawa, III., Sept, 17, 10. PURELY POLITICAL. The republicans of Kendall, De Kalb aud Grundy counties, who cannot stand the nomination of "Jivor," haTe brought out W. F. Coe, of Sandwich, for senator, and Dr. Hanna, of Lisbon, for representative. The pair of republicans for the senate will now be known as Jivor x ixe'i a nrni that will be declared Insolvent after the electlou. Elijah M. Haines, the Irrepressible, by a trick and Haines ts nothing if not tricky managed to secure a nomination from Mr. Fletcher, of the Morris ITernld, re lieves himself in the following manner: "Why did the Grundy and Kendall dele gates remain out of the convention ? Be cause J. Ivor Montgomery has not been recognized as a republican; because the ouly act of his since making the claim for consideration as a republicau was the cast ing of a fraudulent vote in the tswn of Northville, La Salle county, in November, 1884; because of deception and fraud practiced against Kendall county in 1881, and repeated in 18(5, by securing to E. W. Faxon the pledge of the De Kalb delega tion to him for representative In return for his, Faxon's, vote with De Kalb county for senator, unbeknown to the voteis of Ken dall county, debarring them from the right of expression of choice as to their repre sentative; because of the general and nu merous charges against J. Ivor Montgom ery as a political trickster, as a legal sharp whose maw has been the receptacle for pelf fleeced from litigants whose misfor tune It has been to fall into bis hands as clients. But why prolong the reasons. They are sufficiently numerous, and any one of them sufficiently strong to impress the delegates whu did not enter the con vention that the course taken was proper, and that the action of the convention was not binding upon tlie voters of Grundy couuty republicans by any act of their del egates." The Grundy county delegates assign the following, among others, as the first rea sons for withdrawing from "J Ivor's" sana toria! convention : 1st. They were informed that Mr. Montgomery, candidate for senator, while conducting a canvass In 1881 In the Inter est of Hon. Halph Plumb, in whose service he was working, claims to have been a cltien of De Kalb county, but to have cast a vote Illegally In La Salle county, knowing It to have been illegal at that time. THE MAINE ELECTION. After the Edmund triumph over Mr. Blaine In the Vermont election, the friends of the "mcntebank statesman" eagerly as lerted that when Maine was heMrJ from their beau Ideal would be so unanlmonsly endorsed as to make his choice as the re publican standard learer in bey ond the peradventure of a doubt They felt sore when it was found that but six antl Edmunds republicans hail been elected to seats In the legislature, the six apparently representing the full itrength of the The ladies of St. Columba church are getting up a splendid bazar, which will open in Armory hall, on Monday, Oct. 11, und continue ten days. They will have two larve table3 ami a refreshment table. The town table will be in charge of Mrs. M. T, Moloney and Miss Lizzie Burke, and others; the country table will be In charge of the Misses Fogarty, Carey and others. Mrs P.Burke and Mrs. J. Farrell will be In charge at the refreshment table. The efforts of the ladles to hold a successful fair have always been sustained by the people of Ottawa, nnd this year will be no exception. A number of valuable articles will be disposed of. The f',ur Ilenonl will be issued every day, as usual. The Chicago dailies last Saturday gave a sensational account of the fearful death of Mrs. Commerford, in that city, who poison el her two little children and then herself. The facts as to her effort to lake her babes and herself out of all worldly trouble were probably correctly given, but the main de tails bearing on the case were fearfullv wrong and unjusi to her memory, as well as to her relatives, and the little dailies here seem to have made no effort to correct them. Mrs. Commerford was formerly Miss Dwyer, a waitress at White's Hotel, a prettv and sprightly girl, and a belle in her circle. She married Mr. Frank Commerford, a respecta ble young gentleman, and they went to Chi cago to live. He died there uot long ago. Her father-in-law, Mr. Patrick Cimmerford, one of the kindest of old gentlemen, a man having some means, finding that the widow was giving way to fits of crying by Ihe hour, and becoming more and more the subject of deep melancholia, for her sake and his grand children's happiness, went to live with her and provided ihe family wiiu all the neces saries of life. So the story of her destitu tion is the mere imagination of newspaper cranks, who are insane on sensatious. She came to her death by poison, having first given each of her children corrosive subli mate, but in such large doses as to overdo ihe matter, and both survived. She resisted all the efforts of the doctors to sa7e her un til relieved by dtath. She was buried here en Surnlay lat. .. . I'lalu Fart. The Sterling '.'i?'ff' Printing Co. has failed aijd been closed up on a claim of $20. 000 because it did all sorts of work at star vation prices. Agents of that and similar coucerns canvass the country towus and take orders at nominal rates, and merchants and business men fix these ruinous figures as the standard, and -kick because responsible papers ask living and not dying prices ! When the printer wants sack of rlour or a dollar's worth of sugar, or a sail of clotbes, he don't beat down the merchant s price, nor je does be send abroad for bis goods, as many busi neas,ca de for their printing.