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NO. 41.
VOL 48.
The measure of life being but a f pan,
We should enjoy it while we can j
To accomplish this no better way
Than live with all in harmony.
Kach should endeavor each to please,
Which can be done with greatest ease.
It only needs to lay aside
Self, that would our reason guide.
To please has been our life's desire ;
We toil for it, but never tire;
And passing years suggest new ways
By which we may the people please.
For our last effort in this way,
Termit us here a word to say,
And introduce you, if you choose,
To our unequalled ttock of thots.
There's nothing like ii in the land,
And prices what the times demand,
Besides in comfort, case and wear,
You'll find perfection every pair.
My Fine HreJ TrolttnK Stallion,
Wli: :naUe tee Season of IH8T an follows:
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at
my barn in Utiba, 111.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Clif
ton Hotel Burn, Ottawa, 111.
II. S. filLHKKT.
lino. Waitiii. Manager.
Would rosnect".U announce to the cltiipna of Ottw
and vicinity that he haa one of the climcst Livery
Stock to the city, at the City btulilt, such at
The Latest Styles of Hacks,
Carriages and Buggies,
To let at fleet to suit the time. Partlea, Wedding
Funeral. Ptcolci, Ac., supplied with Good Klge on abort
notice. Funeral In the country or adjoining tuwni
Sromptly attended to. Pvnmna taken to or from tbt
epota, or to the country, niirtit or day.
pr Remember the place On Madlaon itreet, eaat 01
atderut, one block weat of new court houae,
Ottawa Feb. 1384 PKTER EG AN.
Special Attractions
Table Linens,
To we lings,
and all
Linen Goods,
Prints and
Other Spring
Dress Goods.
Now Arriving Daily, which are
of the Choicest Fabrics and De
signs. Don't fail to see them,
for the styles this season are
extra choice and attractive.
And Satisfaction (Jnarauteed.
The) Spring llooiu.
The spring trade boom la on and bag been
ever since spring goods begun to arrive at
II. J. Gillkn's. In the carpet line the trade
haa been simply enormous, the department
keeping five men busy cutting and laying.
This stock has had a success this season un
precedented in the history of the house.
The stock itself is by far superior to any
other, containing as it does a greater variety
than ever in nil classes and grades of goods,
while prices are confessedly much lower
than at other houses, as all buyers unhesi
tatingly declare. It will pay each one
wanting a carpet to examine.
In the line of general spring dress goods,
wraps, parasols, kc, the stock is complete
in every detail, and buyers are urged to
make an inspection of the stock. All low
prices met always, and the lowest prices
given on all standard goods.
Hugging t
J. E. Porter received this week a car load
of those famous buggies he has been selling
for several years. They give the best of
satisfaction and are vtry cheap.
Church Notices.
Services will be held in the various chur
ches of Ottawa to-morrow as follows:
First Baptist church, Rev. Frederick, pas
tor. Trenching in the morning by the pas
tor. Sunday school at noon. In the even
ing the pastor will continue his course of
lecture, tho subject for to morrow being
"Koine, the Eternal City.''
First Metho list church, Rev. D. J. IIol
mes, pastor. Services morning and evening
as usual. Sunday school at noon.
First Congregational church, Rev. W. F.
Day, pastor. Ticachingby the pastor morn
ing and evening; Suuday school at noon;
young people's society of Christian endeavor
at 7 r. m.
St. Columba church, Rev. James Ryan,
pastor. Low mass at 7 a. m., mass for chil
dren at 8:30, and high mass, with sermon at
10:30; Sunday school at 2 and vespers and
benediction at 3:30 r. m.
Episcopal church, Rev. N. W. Heerraans,
pastor. The pastor who, on account of
sickness, had to omit the sermon on last
Sunday morning, and the services al.
together in the evening, has sufficiently re
covered to conduct the regular services to
morrow, 10:30 in the morning and 7:30 in
the evening, and will preach at both ser
vices. The public are cordially invited.
. Trusibo has purchased of David
Keller, of Macon couaty, his famous Aber
deen Angus bull Lord of the Forth. Mr.
Keller bought him at Geary Bro.'s sale, Chi.
cago, in 1884, under the hammer, for one
thousand dollars, and he has fulfilled the
high expectation that the price paid war.
ranted. Mr. I. thinks that with such an
animal at the head of his heard of Tolled
Angus cattle his stock will be second to none
in the State. Lord of the Forth is a very
superior animal, with a pedigree unsur
passed. Ilia ancestors have had the honor
of 159 recorded premiums attached to their
grand show yard career throughout Scot
land, England and Ireland. This animal
wis imported by Qeary Bros., Canada.
The boat club will begin practice again
next week.
Daniel Mason yesterday purchased from
0. W. Aoistroug, administrator of the Red
dick estate, 210 acres of limber land in Rut.
land township.
IIuII'h Carpet
Are going fust. Tliey are cheap and hand
some. We can please you and will treat you
right if you'll come and see us.
W. II. Hi ll & Co.
T. S. See our C2c and 80c Brussels.
A very interesting and higl.ly enjoyable
party was lhat given at the residence of J.
E. Torter last Monday night. The afiair
was gotten up by the ladies of Onawa, and
was run on the leap year plan. The guests
were received by Mr. and Mrs. Torter and
Mrs. L). Hapemau- Dancing was indulged
in with masks on until 11 o'clock, when the
masks were removed causing many funny
scenes. The entire affair went off smoothly
and was an immense success.
Am UHCini'iitx.
The Stuart Theater Company will open a
week's engagement at the opera house on
Monday jvening, opening in Lester Wal
lack's great New York success entitled
"Rosedale, or the Rifle Ball," with both
Edwin aud Lilah Stuart in the cast, sup
ported by one of the best companies on the
road. Miss Stuart was born in Ottawa and
lived here for some time. Her maiden name
was Kingsley, and will be remembered by
many of our citizens as a former resident.
The prices of admission fill be 15 asd 25
cents. Reserved seats no higher.
Fine Stallions.
W. J. Xeely has at his place in Ottawa six
fine, standard-bred stallions and one pacing
stallion: Byron, record 2:23 ; Ottawa
Chief, 2:25 ; Neal, Woodbury, Byron Tilol,
Muscatelle. It will pay you to go and see
Teck k Farnsworth's milk wagon was
robbed of $70 last Saturday night, while
standing in their barn and the barn lo.-ked
A wilk wagon in a barn is a good p'a.e to
leave money over night. '
The Episcopal church is soon to Lave a
new sidewalk.
Ladle' ami Children' Shoei.
8pectal for to day and next week. Twen
ty cases new spring and summer shoes will
be placed on sale to day. These are just
in from eastern factories ; the latest in style
and the best in quality. Don t neglect to
tee these good. At Scott's.
Sntmsh. Judge Snyder and wife spent
last Sunday in Mendota.
Htmis. Mr. Stunly Trcalwatcr, the
artist, is to be married soon.
Bull. Mr. and Mrs. II. T. Bell have re
turned from Florida.
Soos. Mr. J. J. O'Donell and Miss Emma
Twiltcr are to be married soon.
Sm.NN. Miss Anuie Sliinn, of Streator,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Camp, in Ottawa.
Tabr. Misses Libbie Wilson aud Sallie
Waterman aro visiting their friend, Miss
Tarr, at Rutland.
La Torts. Mr. and Mrs. Thillips, the
Misses Alice and Hattie Thillips, and Mrs.
L7 L. Thompson, went to La Torte, Indiana,
Monday last to attend the funeral of Arthur
Thillips, who died at Ilighlund, Wisconsin,
Holmes. Rev. and Mrs. D. J. Holmes
left for Chicago last Monday. They are ex
pected back to day.
Titer. Mr. Johnathan Tipcr, an old and
well-known Illinois school man, now resid
ing in Chicago, was visiting tho Ottawa
High School this week.
Died. Mr. Joseph Kelly, who has been
very sick for the past few weeks with ty
phoid pneumonia, died lust Wednesday
morning. Mr. Kelly was a barber, a young
man raised in this city where he had very
many warm friends, who will regret his
untimely demise. The funeral took place
Thursday morning from St. Columba
Bart. Thomas Barton, who was stricken
stricken down with paralysis some two
weeks since, is better, and was down to vote
last Tuesday.
Hoitmau. County Treasurer Hoffman
has been able to ride out on pleasant days
again this week.
TIIK coritTs
Circuit Court
The attention of the circuit conrt has
been occupied the most of the time this
week with the Clayton will case. Mr. Wil
liam Clayton was the owner of the cele
brated Deer Tark, about twelve miles west
of Ottawa. He was an eccentric old gentle
man, and died about two years ago, leaving
a property of some $ 100,000, to be divided
in accordance with the provisions of his
will. The will, as is apt to be, was partial,
the slighted heirs claim it was unjust, made
when Mr. Claytou was not fit to transact
business, and the present mil is to set aside
the will and ohtain an equal division of the
The evidence was all taken and the depo
sitions were all furnished by Thursdoy
night. Yesterday was occupied with the
pleas of the attorneys aud the judge's
charge. The case was given to the jury at
6:30 last evening, aud at a little after six the
jury brought in & verdict for the plaintiffs.
The other matters disposed of In the cir
cuit court this week are as follows :
Judiimtnts: William C. Hall vs Elon
Weaver; c nf $199 tiO. G. J. Herrick vs
J imes C. Smith et al, conf $800.31.
JWtc Suits. John Giesler vs August Muel
ler, appeal, demand, Jjo. W C Hull vs Elon
Weaver, conf ?T..t.ii('i. George J Derrick
vs James C Smith, conf, "$7(10. Lewis vs
Lewis; W E Bowman vs II M Hamilton; ap
peal, demand $10. Thomas J Davis vs Iy.
son Miller, amt $8,0(K).
I'roliate Court.
f.rtirri of Administration Estate of Wil
liam II Fowler; Mary A Fowler appointed
1. 'tiers of (iu'irilinnsliiii. Mary .1 Fowler
appointed guardian of IMwrird, Mary und
Loui W Fowler.
Final S'Hltmtnt. Estate of Susan F (ilea
son, Thomas C Fullerton administrator; est
of James Shaw, Catharine Shaw administra
trix; est of Henry S Heinan. Joseph Knpp
admr; est of Jacob Freeman, Margaret
Freeman admrx; est of Sabastian Hensinger,
Joseph Hensiuger admr; est of Charles
Overton, James G Wilson admr; est of Jacob
Kelly, John Kelly alrnr; est of John Leaky,
Thomas Leaky admr; est of Warren F
Dodge, Rebecca Dodge executrix; est of
Soen Ostegard, Rachel Ostegard executrix;
est of Wallace Wallsworth, Fannie B
Wallsworih admx; est of Alexander Hubert,
Anna Hobert admx; est of John Schlesnger,
Matilda Schlesnger executrix; est of Jacob
Ltrenn, John II Brenn executor; est of Rob
ert Armour, Wm T Rees a dm; est of Joseph
C Moss, J A an I Clark Moss executors; est
of Edward Moran, Michael Moran ahnr. Q
Adjustments. Estate of Eliziheth Red- j
dick, George W Anniston admr; est of
Mary Holmes, O W Holmes admr; est of
John Hannon, Floyd Clarendon executor;
est of Wm Shea, Ellen Shea executrix: est
of John C Courtright, Hannah Courtright
admrx; est of Eli Strawn, Shermtn Leland
executor; est of Thomis Ta'raer, Jo in Sex
ton admr.
Any one having pictures to frame will do
well to bring them to Hapemau & Graham's,
as they have by far the largest and choicest
assortment of fruei and n oul lingt In He
city. A!b j, a very fine line if cbrjmos.
Save that Hair Hollar.
Of course, everybody claims to sell goods
cheaper than his neighbor, but the truth is
that John Fecny, Madison street, is the only
boot and shoe store In the city that does ac
tually do this; and there is not an article In
his store but can be bought for at least 50c
a pair lower fur the same grade of goods
than at nny other store in the city. This
fact can be verified by any one who will
accept his invitation to call and examine his
stock and prices. Think of it : f 2.o0 shoes
for $2.00; $3 00 for $2.50; $3.60 sliocs for
$3.00, and so on through the list. Isn't this
worth saving these times? Try it and see
how you like it. This Is not an advertising
catch, but farts, for, making a specialty of
men's boots and shoes only , he has an 1 can
offer his patrons advantages in that Hue that
no other house in the ciiy can approach and
and live.
The ItiiHlnrits Men.
The meeting of the Business Men's Asso
ciation at the court house Thursday evening
was called to order by Tresident Catlin al
8:10. Trcsent, 33 members. Enoughtuore,
however, dropped in during the evening to
raise the number to over sixty. Tresident
Catlin stated that the object of the meeting
was to consider the proposition of the West
ern Cottage Organ Company. J. E. Torter,
chairman of the committee, reported that
the company would cotno here for $20,000
and five acres of land j that they employe 1
100 men j would erect a shop three stories
high and 10x300 feet ; that the five owners
would erect each a fine dwelling. He
thought they ought to be gotten to come
Messrs. J. E. Scott and D. A. Cook then
offered some remarks, chiefly in support of
what Mr. Torter had said. The chair spoke
again at some length relative to the health
of Ottawa, on which subject Messrs. E. G.
Osman, W. W. Taylor and F. A. Kendall also
hud something to say. Mr. Kendall was
stroug in his assertions in favor of raising
the bonus to get the company here, and, in.
deed, that seemed to be the prevailing senti
ment of the meeting. Mr. Torter then Bug
gested a plan which he considered a feasi
ble one to raise the money. His plan was
to form a stock company with $25,000 capL
tal, buy 27 acres of land, give the Organ
company seven acres, mark out the rest in
town lets, and sell them for an advanced
price after the factory was running.
Mcssrs.JCook, Taylor, Hossack, and Trof.
Tufts then spoko, indulging in an informal
discussion of the matter, and all favoring
the eoheme suggested by Mr. Torter. Mr.
Torter then led the list of subscribers by
pledging himself for five shares, or $500.
Others followed until about $7,000 was
pledged. A committee of five was then ap
pointed by the chair, on motion of Mr.
Hossnck, to continue the canvass for sub
scriptions. This committee consisted of II.
L. HoBsack, F. A. Kendall, W. 0. Rtale, D.
Hess, I. N. Beem. A committee of three on
organiiution was then appointed, consisting
of Samuel Richolson, D. A. Cook, and 11.
Mayo. The meeting then adjourned till
Monday evening.
Hull' for Window Shade.
See our new ones with satin stripes. We
have new fixtures, by which can put up
shades without sewing or the use of tacks,
We have lots of new shades. See them.
The l.arccHt Stock
of wall paper Is found at the City Prujj Store
Ca'l hikI sec our line. Our prices are low Ht
llC luMl'td. T . K. (lAI'K.N ifc Co.
A new lot of very handsome chromos have
just been received at Hapeman & Grahnm's
The boom has struck Ottawa, and with
united effort and a pull altogether Ottawa
steps right to tho front. We opened this
week anoiher lot of nice carpets. The
boom in this department continues right
along. J. r.. bcott & i o.
A lawn dress, 10 yards, for 25c, at J. C
Sc'-ti Co.'s, any day next week.
A meeting was hel'i at the court house,
Monday, of the creditors of the Ravcns Mac
Kinluy Hank, and another will be held on
the ;!0ih inst. A desperate effort is being
made to get a dividend declared.
. - -
W. H. Hull & Co. have opened a very
large and stylish stock of parasols with the
new walking stick handles, puffed linings,
Arc. The best lace trimmed satin parasols
for $2 ever offerc-'.. Come and see
At Hi ll s.
Carpets !
J. K. Scott & Co.
Go to II. C. Strawn for self adjustable
J. E. Scott & Co. "Carpets.1
Mrs. Serger, ef the west side, is adding to
her residence.
James Sneyd, of the Window Glass Comp
any, has accepted a position in Streator.
Mathew Bailey, late of the Burlington
baggage room, now drives a truck of bis
T. J. Cnrter left for Indianapolis Thur.
day with his little son, to obtain treatment
for the latter.
Mr. Hawk' paper mill al Marseilles was
destroyed by fire last Sunday night. Lom
1 10,000.
Some one to rid
Bring on your Ferrets and Rat Doss, and at the same time bring
your friends To ZBtjt OisocxasTxya.
FINE CANNED FRFIT, .... 10 cts. per can.
PKOCTOtl (JAMIUiE Mottled Cerman Soap, 5 cts. per lb.
NEW CREAM CHEESE, .... 15 cts. per lb.
There died at his home in Rutland yester
day moruing at 2 o'clock, one of the best
known men and oldest settlers in La Sal'.c
county Resen Debolt. No cause is assigned
for his death except old age. He was eighty
years old and very weak. He had taken a
slight cold, and i. overtaxed his strength
and was the immediate cause of his death.
The many friends and aeqiiaintuncts of this
old pioneer will bo much grieved to lei.ru of
his death.
Iteseu Debolt was born in Licking county ,
Ohio, December 11, 1 S0t. His father was
a farmer, and IJescn followed his father's
business. He moved to Illinois in 1829 end
settled in ibis county on a government clnim
December 18. He added to his frai from
time to time, and owned at his death .00
acres of the best farming lands in the
county. He was married in 1827 to Emma
Grove, who was the mother of six children,
His first wife died April 27, 1813, and he
was married to Eliialeth Richardson in
1844. By her he had four children. The
second Mrs. Debolt is elill living, as arc
seven of Mr. Debo'.t's children, two by the
present Mrs. Debolt and five by the first
wife. The deceased has been prominently
connected with the Democratic party ever
since his arrival in this county, and was
very strong in hie political views. He sub
scribed for the Fbee TnADtn in 1840, and
has taken it ever since. He has held the
office of Highway Commissioner, but
although somewhat of an partisan years
ago, Mr. Debolt was not in the least aa office
seeker. A thoroughly good man, his long
life of usefulness and toil is a noble exnn pi
to the young who are struggling fur wet U i
in the field of honest toil and carefulness
rather than with the hope of getting some
thing for nothing and reaping the riches
others make.
Another f the pioneers of La Salle coun
ty died at his home in Serena township on
Monday Mr. L. Doininy, con of Era
Dominy. Mr. L. Doininy was born in
Clinton county, N. Y., and was a member Of
the family his father brought to Illinois in
1835, the father being the first Bible agent
on Indian creek. The son, one of a family
of 11 children, became a thrifty farmer and
an active man in town affairs. He held scv.
eral town office and for many years Mrvcl
his neighbors as justice of the peace. 11
leaves four grown children. A man univer
sally esteemed and respected, a worthy eon
of a worthy sire, hi? taking off is an event
to be regretted.
Esouire A. B. Smith died at his residence
in West 0:tawa, on Monday evtning lat, ' large department in addition filled with
after an illness of many months. Mr. Smith j children's clothing that will delight the
wa bom July H'th, IS1I, at Morristown, bearts of mothers. All will be in ship shape
N. Y., in which stale he lived until 1811, ; to dny. and they ask everybody to call,
when he cuine to Illinois, settling in Schuy- !
I'lantern! I'lautvrnt
ler county, soon afterwards removing to t- j R ,Vsep win 8CU for the next 10 days
tawa. In 1817 he was elected a justice of ,., ANns gn, Cim.K.Uow.i:M at great re
the peace in this ci.y, and held that office , determlneJ t0 do8e out m
continuously thereafter until his death. As ' !ltoct j p i0KTSB
a justice he was held in high esteem; he , ,
just, conscientious and honest; took a Dn.n Maurice, the youngest son of Mr.
pride in his otllce, and made the law as it j M. T. Moloney, died Sunday night last of
applied to his office, a study; and few law. lung fever. Tbe funeral took place Monday,
yers knew more of the statute law than he. :
He was public spirited, look always an in- 1 ,t",, K",lrt Trau,rr,.
terest in the schools, a number of his chit- ; The r'udpa! real estate transfer for the
drcn were teachers, and excellent oi es, too. are M follow :
It is said he coliectel tl.e firs; money used : to E F Bul1' lot ia Slate8
for public fchools in Ottawa, an I organized addition, fl.OVS.
the first putlic school, and always give T T Arnold to A J Wabel, farm, f 1,900.
much of his time to their improvement and w'"'"km l'lhoff " Kliiabeth Waugh, farm
extension. ' He leaves his widow, two sons ln '
and six daughters to mourn his decease, Jrh Aubrey to Dennis Aubrey, farm ia
who can find consolation in the thought that ; t0"n S,V30.
his was a busy and an honorable career, and ; Ph Aubrey to Emil Aubrey, farm ia
that he now rests. j ',wn ;!4.'4 9',-
Geo. Campbell, an old and much rejected i " Foxkr 10 0 T Golham- fsrm in t0a
citizen of West Serena, died last Saturday, ' 31 f '.OOO-
and the funeral took place at his late resi. j ?Anna tin to AmeUa May, farm in town
dence Monday. Some friends treated him ' a: t3.'- MM
to liquor in Ottawa Thursday, and the old
gentleman got more than he cou'darry.
tin the way home he fell out of bis wagon,
sustaining injuries which te.-ulied in bis
A lady was seen on the streets of Ottawa
the other day cla 1 in a sea! akin cloak, with
beaver trimming, and at the same time car
rying a white lace parasol. This lady must
have been a little in doubt whM wcn
V m vAar tt ...
u v j v. - -
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Smith, of New York,
are in Ottawa, having come to at tad the
fuurral of the late A. B. 8 tcita.
onr store of
The election.
As much unnecessary comment has been
already indulged in regarding last Tues
day's election, we will merely give the vote,
without any further remarks here.
ht urtnl. 1,1.
t.. I . Allen
K. A. Nlierwood.
Meat ten ng
Cifu n.-rt -
ETj. Kelly
J. II. Shuler
IS) 3ii
t'.fw Attorm it
V. II. Hi,d
W7 J'.7
298 33t
T. C. Trenary...
Tin. A. White..
V K. Mayo
11. ('. Niifh
.44.t r ie a
J. 4'. Corcoran.
It. K. Skinner..
Iaac Wed 22
Hurry Wlnto t'
l A. Maher 203
Mu-liael lu tin 245
W. H. Titus 242
,1. It, Arnir-tronK Ill
Win. Hnyne 21
AKrod White 17
Marseilles elected as trustees Messrs Dr
Montgomery, B Stcbbins and Hiram Hilton.
La Salle elected F W Matihiessen mayor;
J E Skelly clerk; Thos Byrne treasurer;
II D McDonald city atty; and Dr Applington,
J Hrannon, T Stuart, T Haekina and J Mar
tin, aldermen.
Mendota elected J A Lamberton mayor;
G Holland clerk; G H Madden treasurer; S
W Bartlett city attorney; and J Scbmiti, F
C Caviley, P Castle and E K Wormley al
dermen. Streator elected J C AmeB mayor; J T
MurJock atty; W E St Clair clerk; 0 L
Richards treasurer; and T Schlochter, A
Colley, D Williams, II Jones and F Lorenti
Earlville elected II W Sanders mayor;
11 A Chase clerk; W W Haight, treasurer.
1'iica elected J Croney clerk, and G Cul
vcr, J Minier and II Holland trustees.
Wall Taper.
We have heretofore mentioned that Hape
man & Graham's was the place to get wall
paper. We might add that tha firm s selec
tions evidence most excellent taste and
judgment, as they exhibit this year probably
the most elaborate and elegant designs ever
shown in Ottawa. Their stock is also tha
largest, and you can rely upon getting just
what you want in the line of wall papers at
Hapeman k Graham's.
M. Stiefel's new stock of spring goods has
been coming in for some weeks, but this
week ormars flooded the store, and we
found a!) hands too busy to notice A report
er. Wc could see, though, that the stock is
enormous, rich in styles, endless in sizes
, and unlimited as to quantity, with all the
new fabrics in suits, the new shapes of soft,
stiff and straw hats, new neckwear in
short, everything in men's wear, with a
Miss Montgomery returned last evening
and eeveral cass of new millinery goods
were opened to day. J. E. Scott & Co. are
paying special attention to their millinery
department. Every lady in the county has
I inflation to call to Jay, or aaj
J od eee the latest styles.
, ygDtr )3urn9, 0f U Sille. has accepted
' , p,,,, M professor in the Catholio col.
fji tt sgyr, and leaves for that place
Tbe Judge of Trobate has been very near,
ly litfniliy snowed under with business ta
last few veekt.

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