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A wisn. Ob, (bou great invigorntorl ' Shades of tbe refrigerator ! It were nice If I were a steak for broiling, Laid away to keep from spoiling, On tbe ice. WHIM'KR. When you walk and sweetly talk, Ob, whisper, gently whisper. For fuiries hear from far and near; Oh whisper, softly whisper. Oh, when thou thinkeat thou art free, And whn thou'd sentimental be, Thou canst not tell who's watching thee, So waisper, gently whisper. Now every tree cm hear and see, So whi sper, gently whisper. And every stone bath ears its own Oh whisper, gently whisper. For, while this warmth is pretty steep, Some peoplo do not go to sleep, But sit and silent vigil keep On whisper, gently whisper. MORAL IN ADVANCE. Suppose thou art making an ass of thy self, Harry Warrington, of Virginia! Ar there not people in England who heehav too? Kick and abuse him. vou who hav never brayed, but bear with bim all honest fellow-feeling: long-oared messmates, rec ognize a brother Uoukey ! inacktray. VERY LOVELY. They stood in the moonlight, under a large, spreading elm. The elm stood near a oruer, an 1 its broad brunches bid the front window of a second story room in the corner bouse. The wearber was excessively warm, and the windows were all open. The moon was up, and it was a beautiful, balmy, hun Jred and ten in-thc-shade sort of an evening. I couldn't Bee their faces, and I don t know who they were, but they were very badly gone- I think they must have hailed from either Zulu or Streator, They came along from Columbus street, walking eastward, and stopped under the large tree. It was very late, and the porches in the neighbor hood wore all empty. They stopped under the tree and leaned up against the fence. They were talking very earnestly. If they had known that there was a bad, wicked reporter sitting in that upper window, they would not have talked so earnestly. The youth was speaking of the way that the whole world was a blank without her be side bim, and was telling bow glorious would be everything on earth if only she would consent to become his wife. "George," said she tenderly, " fleorge, will you you allers love mo this way? Won't you never git sick of mo and go to lovin' somebody else? " "No, Mary, I won't never love nobody else but you!" "Well, then I'm yourn!" sho exclaimed, emphatically, and there was a noise as of a five-cent firecracker and they fell into each other's arms. Fretty soon she straightened back and stood a few feet nwny from him, eyeing him very intently. Then she said : "George, aro you sure you'll allers love ine? There's lots purtier'n I be, and don't you think thot some day you'll love some body elso mor'n you do me?'' George pro tested by everything that was sacred that he would love her only, even unto death. "Well, then I'm yourn! " exclaimed she, and there was another tableau. Pretty soon sho straightened back again and looked him full in the face with a quizzical and dubitativc air. "George," said she, "George, I don't 'spose I'll allers be as purty as I be now. When I get old, there'll bo wrinkles on my forrid, and maybo I'll look re-al ugly. Do you 'spose you'll love me then, George, jist the same?" George assured her that it would make no difference with the constancy of bis affection. "Well, then I'm yourn!" said the maiden, and there was another explosion, followed by a grizzly bear embrace. In a moment he was struck with another thought. Her soul was harrassed with another doubt. "George," said she, " George, when I git old, I 'sped I'll look awful. There'll be oreases and wrinkles in ray forrid, nu may. be I wont have any hair, and I'll have ter wear store hair, Roman, and twitches. Do you think you could love me just the same, George?" George renewed his protesta tions. "Well, then I'm yourn!" she said, with determination, and there was another very loud osculation and a tableau with blue lights. Ia a moment she said : "George, I-l-don't know but maybe when I git old, I may-may loose my teeth. And I think I'll be vry horrid, George. Just only think. There'll be wrinkles on my forrid, and I won't have no hair, and won't have no teeth, and I'll have to wear switch es, George, and ttore hair, and false teeth, and and and "What's the matter with a glass eye and a wooden leg?" observed the reporter in the window, by way of as.sting the fair damsel. Then there was a tableau! f- There was a s-.itfled screim, a big oath, an 1 then the way that coupie moved down Paul street would hive bankrupted a camel-race. A I'LEDOB. A friend who is solicitous for our wslfare, tends us the following' pledge, with the friendly request fiat wo sign it. We have done so, anl commend it to the considera tion of our friends. It is entitled "A 'local" pledge, after a Suoday-sohool picnio. Pledye. I. the undersigned, do hereby solemnly promise to abstain from the use of all iotox icaiing liquors i except as drinks), and cider three limes a week, and profanity, except as prescribed by a physician. (Signed ) . MRS JINKINS ATTENDS THE RACES. Mr. and Mrs. Jinkins bad been to the races. They had Keen the horses, had seen the trotting, had been, in fact, through the entire programme as completely as any lady and gentleman could be expected to. When they had been home some little time, and sat down to supper, Mr. Jinkins said: " Well, Mary Jane, how do you like the fast horses? Aren't they pretty?" 'Y yes John, I think tbey are very pretty a great deal prettier than tbe fast men." "If there is anything I do like to see, it's those fine, high-bred horses, with their shining coats, their clean, strong limbs, and their intelligent faces. Do you know, Mary, I thought when I saw them being led around the yard there that they seemed almost hu man." "Do you know what 1 thought when I saw them being led around the yard? I thought what a pity it was that the horses couldn't lead the men around by a halter in stead of its being the other way. The horses were a great deal nearer human than the men." "Mary Jane Jinkins ! You arc certainly out of your head to talk so! Thoso horses get the very best treatment possible. Tbey enjoy the racing as much as the men do." "Oh, I haven't anything against the horses, nor the way they are taken care of, but what is the good of it all ? They have a big track up there, and everybody goes up, and they get some horses out on the track, and make 'em trot, and all the men stand around, and spit and bet, and damn, and damn, and bet, and spit, and 1 don't see wlint. it's good for, at all." There are a great many things in this world that women can't be expected to un derstand, my dear. There is a great deal of money made ly the races. Tftey bring a great many people to town, and are useful in mnny ways." W well, John, what do the men all go down under the grand stand for between all the heals r" "Why, th they that is they get the reports of the races down there." "Oh, do they?" "Yes. Mary." "W well, John, there's one thing I don't understand; I don't understand it at all." "Well?" "Why do all the men come up with such very red faces when they go down to get the reports of the races, under the grand stand?" "A little more tea, my dear; there, that's enough. Whioh one of thoso pacers lid you say you liked best, my dear?" "Oh, I don't know, John Henry Jinkins, don't think horse races are nico a bit. They can't make any money, except as they win it from somebody else, and the peoplo it brings to town are most all roughs and row dies, and they all talk so dreadfuUy wicked, and get so very drunk. I I don't like it. AT ALL." "My dear, you can not be expected to un derstand all about these things, so let us not attempt to discuss them." "Well, I looked the best I could, and all I saw was some horses trotting as hard as they could, and a man in a little box, talk ing about "five to twenty" and " field," and yelling so I thought he'd split his throat, and all the men talking about holdin'er in," and " sendin 'er," and all spitting tobacoo juice, and betting, and swearing the most awful oaths, and going down under the grand stand every five minutes to get the reports of- the races. No, sir; don't like horse races." EXTRA. At the driving park on Thursday there was a little scene enacted that did not ap pear on Flynn's score card. The bell on the judges' stand rang, to call tbe attention of tbe audience, and Mr. Smith, the starter, said that Mr. Harry Hammond was wanted. Mr. Hammond will pleAso to come for ward, if he is present," yelled the starter. There is a lady here who wants to see Mr. Hammond. It is a young lady and a hand some lady." Mr. Hammond was making his way to the judges' stand, and halted in front of the nm; ' Iioatie, confused by the remarks of the starter. "Ladies,'' c.U.y 1 Mr. Smith, pointing to where Mr. II .iinnuud stood blushing like a bashful girl, aud nervously fingering his gold-headed umbrella, and gazing confusedly at the grand stand, "Ladies of the audience, allow me to introduce you to Mr. Hammond. There are very few better looking young men than Mr. Hammond." There was a loud round of corroborative applause from the stand, and Harry stood there hat in hand, nervously grinning, and not just knowing whether he had better muke a bow to the ladies, or go up into the judges' stand and punch the heal of the Hen. Mr. Smith. After a few moment" of uncomfort able suspense, Mr. Hammond beat an able bodied retreat and bid behind one of the pool boxes. Services at tbe B-iptigt church Sundiy morning. Kev. .nr. mint, oi i,a will preach. .Sunday-school, a usual, i:nm'!i- ately after service. Priyer meeting at 7 o'clock. At last account. Dr. Frederick was at Marquette. Ife writes that the weather is cool, an I tbe Fill on thi ln'cos dflijrb'f ;!. He had visitel Minneapolis, St. Paul, La Miunetonka, Miunehaht Falls and Duluth. for llit i'ltc 2ruJer. Old Love. BY J. II. U. The old man sat In his easy chair On the farm-bouse porch, of a summer day. He called back his life, bright, dark and fair As he sat and half dozed the time away. He was W by his mother's kind hand again, lie remembered her tears as he strayed from " the way," Hi called back her face, so wrinkled with pa'n, As in his young manhood the passed away. K He remembered the days when he aought his wife, A neighboring farmer's daughter, fair, He lived again in her welcoming smile, At he bashfully placed a rose in her hair. And then came their struggle for piace in the world, At their children cemented their love, How she strengthened his heart by her good words and work, And how her affection a blessing had proved. The old man sat in bis easy ohair, He dozed into sleep, and a matron, grey, Came to his side, and stroked bis bair, As she tried to kiss bis wrinkles away. The old man awoke ; there's a tear in his eye; It's the warm tear of love that's often been sung. How tenderly calm that deep, loving gaze God bless the old hearts that.are always young. 1881 1881 endota Fair! HENDOTA, ILL., Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. New and Special Features in all Departments. TWO GOOD RACES EACH OAY On the licit Vinlle Truck la the State. AtlmUaion Wrt (Vntx. Exeumlon Itatct on all KUru(l. binJ fur I'mmum Ll.t. WM. IKPUAK. I'mident. J. A. LAMBKUTOV, titvreurr. Ottawa, 111., Aug. 9, 1887. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Ottawa Building, Homestead & Savings Association will be held in the room of the Association, postotlico block, Monday, Sept. 5, 1887, at 7:30 p. m., for tho election of di rectors. D. Hapemin, Pres't. Thomas K. MacKi.nlay, Sfc'y. As an "aside" to the races, the driver of Bay Diamond ami and a couplo more of race toughs were run in Tuesday night for being drunk, and fined 3 and costs by Galvin on Wednesday morning. CABINET PHOTOS S2.00 PER DOZEN. Finest Material & Extra Finish. v. J. r.ouoivs, Cor. Main an I Columbus Sts., Ottawa, 111. For IllllouaneM, Couallpntlon. It cool the Blood It glvs dollKlit. It slmrycu up tbo appe- Uto. , , It aiUn tho tlver do Iti part Aul Kilmulatt'S tho feeble heart. For Hick Ileadacht, Uycpepila. Im lie Mir CUT OH PARASOLS. You can Afford to Buy Them Now for Next Year. 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III EAT turn Ground at a Boiler Mill Just think of it, Farmers!! You have never had the opportunity before, and the DAYTON ROLL ER .I LLS Are the FIRST to inaugurate this GRAM) MOVKMKNT FOR THE RENEFIT OF T1IK TILLERS OF THE SOIL!! liring us (JOOl) WHEAT and we will Gl ARAN TEE you FIRST CLASS FLOCR, and a yield of from : to 10 lbs. jer bushel. SmaII Grists of Wheat or Corn can be left at our Head- J quarters in Ottawa, (2d door north of I. 0.,) and will be sent to mill, ground and returned free of charge. Farmers south of 111. river will find this a rare opportunity for having their wheat tested, and save a four-miles drive to our mill. Sloping to see you all at our Mill in Dayton or Headquarters lu Ottawa, we remain Yours respectfully, GREEN BROS. Dayton, III., August !, 1887. (FOR)- Carriages, Buggies, Road Carts, GO TO G-JIT &p SQ3STS. All Vehicles Guaranteed as Represented And Prices as Low as f irst-Class Work can be sold for. LOOK AROUND, But Do Eot Buy Taints, Oils, Varnishes, Kalsomiiniug Material, Rrushes, nor anything else in the Paint, Drug or Stationery Line I'ntil you have seen me and heard what I hav? to say about prifes. I Know I Cai Me it to Your Interest to Buy of M, Rotli in Prices and Quality of Goods. E. Y. GRIGGS. LI RH1CAT1NG OIL FOR FARM IMPLEMENTS A SPECIAL! Y. THE CA-JSTTOHST CANTON ILLS.. TRICYCLE PLOW. Tirs . r: .-v .-.. . .-ti-c'v of I ! aa;l Siecl. VEIii l1..!;.RLE. tvS for U'.il 1 Nl- ;S ' F l'U.U r it i '.- c... c;t;..' H.n : Urfl or !rc-..re : I i.-vcs' retfc-?. , S. !mv i.ia.tv :1 '"n now in iw .! u mi:!v to. it z'.v'.xtz tt'rfc.-l urn t' n.r A:m. tiiUlinoof V.'A l.K.'S'i 'Ll l.K' t Nl JXi) r.KI-.'AKINU i'i.uV. S IW ii.irr.i.v-, i) . '.,.,.. . m-- .--i''.v ry "'-"' rri,: t l'iiu;:.v u.i t , s.-cJ. .All ".. ; Wrrrnfcil. G-. W. BEBD 6z CC.