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The Local Lounger.
TO BUFFALO BILL. Thou long of hair, of stalwart form, Those true, unerring arms can throw And bit the bounding buffalo And quickly make it very warm For him. 0 thou of bloody scenes, Who clashed In battle's rudest shock With the wild Indians of New Yock, And grizzly bears or Hew Orleans. Who scalped the Sioux on Boston's plains, And through wild Cincinnati's woods And Philadelphia's solitudes Lifted the covering from their brains. Btlll let the Brooklyn river flow, The wild Ohio ocean beat; Still let the shaggy bison fleet Tread Pittsburgh's forests to and fro; But though begirt by London scenes Shalt ne'er return to wander more Through the waste wilds of Baltimore Or the deep woods or JNew Orleans. Yankee Blade. It is quite a common sight to see persons putting coin in their mouths especially women, while putting on a glove or while opening a purse with the gloves on their hands. It may be entertaining therefore to . remember that Chinamen have the habit of using their ears In lieu of of coin purses for the Btorage of ten cent pieces, carrying often as many as half a dozen in their aural appendages at a time. Another curious custom Is that of putting silver and gold coins in the mouths of the dead, which af terwards fall Into the hands of the coolies who scrape the bones of the disinterred bodies, and through them pass Into general circulation. It is said that a $50 gold slug was found In the mouth of a Chinese body disinterred in an American Chinese Cem etery recently, while It Is a frequent occur rence to find S3 and $10 pieces. Of course It Is not necessary under the circumstances to say that the practice of putting coins In the mouth Is not cleanly, if not to say unsafe especially when it Is not known whether the Chinaman ever cleaned his ears or whether the deceased died of leprosy small-pox, or something else as bad. Noticing that? It Is the custom In the offices of great journals to get down under- neath the private life of men who have be, come prominent In social and public life and find that; they began life at $1.50 a day, we have at last cnrae to the conclusion that such a state of affairs Is the essential foundation of greatness. You fellows that are enjoying life at $3 and ?3 a day may as well give up'all,idea of being president or a judge at a "hoss" race. Your star has set. We hope that the recent report of the discovery of another national gas well at Mendota may prove to be unfounded. Not that we wish to see the possibilities of llendota's progress retarded, but because we are an intense friend of Hon. E. S, Biowne. Nick Cummiags had to leave for Streator, where there is no natural gas and we fear for Browne with a throbbing fear of despair. We notice with an extreme degree of helplessness that Mrs. Sachs, the St. Louis . woman who threw the pancake Into Mrs. Cleveland's lap, Is posing as an attraction at a dime museum at $500 per month. This opens to the women of our broad, free land a new and attractive field Into which their yearning souls may rest in soft, dreamy bliss. Now let somebody expectorate on Mr. Cleveland's boots, pull Mrs. Cs hair or appropriate the toothpick used by him on inauguration day. If any one has tas'e in this direction, let him cultivate it. It is worth $500 per month, or possibly $300. The camel backed bridge, That o'er the "canawl" On La Balle St. hath stood Full many a squall ; The boards and the timbers, That through the long night, Of our childhood and youth, Have witnessed free lights; The "blud," hair and flesh, On the spikes and the nails, That for many a year, Have echoed their wails ; All these things must go, From the wind and the storm, No man will find refuge. Or anything else that he can lay his hands on around that bridge until the weather grows wonderfully and fearfully warm. The Georgia minstrel show on Tuesday evening proves that we still have the 'min strel" dance and minstrel joke. That well known figure seen at all mlnstral shows the man whose hair has grown thin on the top of his head, with a grey frings around the bare spot, was there, just as Punk pict ured him lately, laughing with delight as he recognized one of the side splitters of youth. At the same time he wondered, what has become of the old merry makers ? Billy Rice Is still on the road with Sweatnam, lUce & Co.. said to be the same old Billy he was years ago, only he has lost his old "hoochee-koochee" which, years ago, never failed to convulse an audience when he accompanied It with that familiar grimace. His old tis-a vis on the end, Billy Mann ing, long since died of consumption. Then there waa Birch, Wambold and Backus, a famous trio, and Cal Wagner, Billy Arllng ton, Ben Cotton, Sam Sharpley, Luke Schoolcraft, Kelly, Leon, Duprez and Bene let, Newcomb, Eersands and a score of others who graced the semi-circle of the days before negro mlnstrely became aa indifferent variety show and a winter's job for contortionists. One wonders what has become of them. Ben Cotton has retired having, perhaps, at last worn out "Uncle Tom" and Is keeping saloon In San Fran cisco. Billy Arlington when last heard of was giving banjo monologues in Kansas school houses. Some others are dead or dying. Others have tumbled Into obscurity. Bat the wind blows through the whiskers of their ancient jokes and a rising genera tion thinks It Is seeing and hearing the "negro minstrels" of lta fathers, but It Is not. l ne way is long, me aay is coiu auu the once popular minstrel Is Infirm and old he has gone. The sleight-of-hand man, contortionist and the hamfatter from the variety stage have profaned the name of minstrelsy, ana the aarkey or tne planta tion has ambled off the stage never to return Narrow Eacap. At about half past nine o'clock on Mon day eveulBg the fast freight on the Rock Island, and an extra on the C. B. & Q. road came together at the crossing on Webster street, with the result of smashing two freight cars of the Rock Island and the Q engine, Old Dolly, Into smithereens. There were two trains on the Rock Island track and when the first one pulled out and crossed the crossing, Gus. Splnck, the engineer of the Q train, who had just taken water, supposing that the crossing was clear, paid no attention to it, and forged ahead at a good rate of speed. When he had proceeded so far that the momentum attained could not be checked, he saw the headlight of the Rock Island freight cars on the track, and a moment later crashed Into Its fifth car. As soon as his' engine struck It parted from the tender and rolled down the embankment, while the car struck and slid over the top of It, and telescoped the cab. Gus. had a very narrow escape from death, for had the tender followed the engine he would now be In spirit land. Goods and apples, the freight of the two smashed cars, were scattered around In great confusion, the tracks were bent and broken and tratllc was retarded for several hours. It was, In fact not until noon, that the wreck was cleared away. The Hock Island folks blame the () and the (J people blame the Rock Island '1 was ever thus. From Waltham. Waltham, Nov. 25, 1887. Did you re turn thanks? Chas. Lowd a verv energetic book agent of Mendota, was In town Tuesday. Clinton Candee started for Chicago l ues- day morning where he has accepted a lucrative position In a hardware store, we wish him success and wish he will soon be one of the firm. Nlss Hattie Bennett came home Wed desday evening form Ottawa, to partake of a Thanksgiving dinner witn ner motner. Arrived at Joseph Llnzer's on Tuesday a boy. School In district No. 7, Dimmlck Is closedcause, scarlet fever. Eddie Grove, Bon of township treasures Samuel Groves, came home from Knox college Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving. lie will return Monday. A. O. Esmond entertained his coulsn Miss Reed, of Grand Ridge, last week. Miss Ella Brobst has returned after a two months sojourn In JolieL Mr. and Mrs. Henrv Sargent. Sr. are visiting their sen Charles in Iowa. The following teachers can be found teaching the young " shoots " with great credit, in mat. jno. 7, miss ueiagneau; No. 8, John Cartwright; No. 9, Miss Lillls; No. 5, Miss Carlin ; No. il, Backwell dist ; No. 4. James Warrick. Mrs. A. Loslar accompanied by nertnree children, Olive, Ell and Mattle.ol ueneseo, came up this week to enjoy a few days recreation at the old homestead on the banks of the Pecumsaugen, also to attend the wedding of her son William, The Nuptial Noose, on last Wednesday evening In the Baptist church precisely at forty minutes past eight o'ciock. jhiss Susie Condee and Mr. Willie Croslar were united In the hole bonds of wedlock. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles iioaz. lhe bride was attended by Miss Annie Crosier and the groom by his cousin Samuel Brown, of lola, Kansas. After the ceremony their numerous friends ex Uncled to the feliclous couple their sincere good wishes. Our energetic commissioners have just completed the repairing of Road-Cart A v., making It one ef the finest drives In the town tor our petlt-malters. A literary is being projected by some of our talented young people who we hope will spare no pains to make it a glor ious success If they have to obtain speakers from "Dan to Beershabe." We think, "ere the robins nest again" that it will be a grout relief from lile's burdens to listen to the young Demostaeneses dis course the most dillieult questions political and matrimonial. u and 1 The new apparatus for converting crude petroleum Into gas for melting glass in the window glass works here, was thoroughly tested last Tuesday and worked abmlrably. Its use will dispense with coal for melting purposes, and eventually dispense with the famed Seemen's process, as it Is cheaper and makes the clearest glass ever known. According to the Legal Adviser, which is standard authority on all township ques tions, commissioners of highways have no right to charge more than fl.au per day when working upon the highway even when driving their own teams, and It further says that "there Is no law authoriz ing commissioners 01 nigbways to employ their own teams in working on the road." Nor, can they "pay themselves out of the road and bridge money." Yesterday at 2:30 p. m., at the Rock island depot, a brakesman named W. A. McKeever, son of Ira McKeever, of Mar- sellles, while coupling cars had his right hand badly crushed between the bumpers. At first It was thought the arm would have to be amputated, but Dr. Dyer decided that the hand could be saved. He dressed the Injured member and the wounded man returned to Marseilles. Two crooks, registered aa C. II. Mandell and Frank B. Smith, went through the Warner House at Mendota the other night and got away with a considerable boodle, among which were a suit of clothes and an overcoat They claim to be dentists. One of them, Mend ell, Is a Swede, tall and light complected, while the other man was of slender statue, and dark. Al. Malerhoeffer. our bit? town rlork. Is engaged In taking the census of Ottawa township to ascertain whether or not we are emiuea 10 anotner supervisor. Note We were In error about G. L. Thompson's given name, Thos. G. stands tor Gilbert and not George. A child of James Ilemanlcks, of Streator, was burned to death In his flaming dwell ing on Monday afternoon. Amboy has raised $2,600 to experiment in boring for oil. coal. gas. or whatever the drill will bring up. With Privilege of Return. There's another reason than yesterday's for not hawking clothing prices to you with your egg at breakfast, your coffee at lunch, your muffins and steak at dinner. Take it home to yourself. Does anybody go into a store, put down $10 or $20, and say: "Give me a Suit (or Overcoat) for that money?" Of course, they don't. First the goods, next the money. Fair prices come in at the right time. But, it's after quality and style have been examined. You have some thing to size them up with then. Let us make you acquaint ed with our make of cloth ing. We'll risk pleasing you in the prices. We don't ask you to like the prices till you like the clothing. We arc going to have your trade by making both to your liking. Fiske & Beem, 712 & 714 La Salle St., Ottawa, 111. Call a halt on high prices for tailoring to order. Ours arc reasonable, for work and goods of the finest. WE OPEN SATURDAY A NEW LOT OF Among which aro Heavy Fur Shawls AT $3.00. And Anything You Want in Better Ones. ALSO A LOT OF New Dress Goods AND THE Best Scarlet Underwear For 81 per Garment In the Country, For both ladies and gents. IV. II. HULL & CO. tor mil II) (5 H -4 o u o 3 PQ CO S3 IMPORTANT! I WILL MAKE -V2ST"Z" STYLE Aud tlie Dent Satin Klnluli, for $2.50 PER DOZ. SUPERIOR LIFE-SIZE PHOTO-CRAYONS, Klegnnlly Framed, For $10.00, Or One Dozen Cabinets and Pho to-Crayon for 12.00. This Offer is Goal Until Jan, 1, 1888. Iterneinber, It tuke Hum to finish tli IB work properly. IV. S. WHEELER. Did You Say You wanted a Bag of Flour? If so, let us induce you to make a trial. Purchase from our im mense stock as follows: Silver Cloud, per cwt, Hungarian, $2.50 2.30 2.10 2.40 2.40 O Oft 2.30 3.00 3.00 Criterion, White Rose, - Champion, Gold Dust, Perfection, Geneva Belle, Golden Crescent, Victor Mill Buckwheat, per sack, 1.00 Granulated Corn Meal, per sack, 20 In lots from 3 to 5 cwt. spe cial prices will be made. Respectfully, J. V. UeDULLEN. ADVERTISERS r: otMrf ,fio with to examine pip', o obtain MtimatM on advertising (pace whan in Chicago, will find it on fil at Cabinet Photographs rroiLORD&TIIOUAS. Ell WL In the most fashionable colorings and mixtures. We hare a large assortment, and name a special price for a lot just In stock of 4 cents It is worth, and is selling elsewhere, at (50 to 75 cents. Every One is Invited to Get a Sample and Make their Own Comparisons. Bear in mind this is not a few pieces of "off colors," but is a full lino of elegant new goods. McCABE 801, 803 and 805 La Salle liJ Ground at a Just think of You have never had OA7 I EW W and the DAYTON ROLLER WILLS. Are the FIRST to inaugurate this GRAND MO.i EM EXT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TILLERS OF THE SOIL!! Bring us GOOD WHEAT and we will GUARANTEE you FIRST CLASS FLOUR, and a yield of from 35 to 40 lbs. per bushel. Small Grists of Wheat or Corn can he left at our Head quarters in Ottawa, (2d door north of P. O.,) 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. Hoping to see you all at our Mill in Dayton or Headquarters In Ottawa, we remain, Yours respectfully, Dayton, 111., August 0, 1887. Look Here! Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, AND 8ILVKKWAUK Of all di't:rltliim, wiling cheupcr limn ever be fore at R. H. TRASH'S, ALSO A Kl'LL LINE OK Pocket and Table Cutlery, GOLD AND SILVER HEADED CANES, Bilk Uiiibr.-liuM. Celebrated Leroy W. FalrrhlM'a Child Peim, Fenclla. Ac. Opera (Uamca, Clock, htiectaclea. and many new aud novel design, lu liold and l'lald Jewelry, Bnectarlea netcntlncally adlimted with our Patent Dl opine Eye-Metre, aud a iwrfcct fit guaranteed lu every case CALL AT 705 La Salle Street, Opposite Armory Block, And yon will fret the Best Hargalna. u.,rt,uy. H.H.THASK. ROBERTS BROS, Have removed to their new quarters, West of i Court Hoose, And have an elegantly Otted up atore and LUNCH ROOM, Where they will he plewaed to aee all their old Ctu turn er, ana ui.ujr new oucw. In their new uuartera the are better than trtt be fore prepared lu aenre the public Oct 10.l7.-4niM' HO 13 K UTS UKO& mm IPfiilT Ml per Yard. & Street, opposite the Post Office. MM inl Boiler Mi 11!! it, Farmers II the opportunity before, GREEN BROS. EAT JEWELRY -AJLSTID SILVERWARE. RELIABLE GOODS, Lowest Market Price. 3D. HESS, West of the Court House. ISSS. Harper's Klagazins. ILLUSTRATED. iliHi'iR'H Mai. aink i. nil orpun of pn iwm ve llmiiKlit ami iituveiiieiii In eery ! in m 11 1 of l!le, lleluV other uttriu'thni. it will eniituln. ilur h: tlio ruining yi'iir, IiiihiHuii! mtle!e. tierlh riiwrn'r . on the Ort'Ht Went; artlelm on Ainerienn mnl fue pn ImlUKtry; lieuutlfully IIKixtrnti d peia on Sr..t'i.:ii', Norway, riwIIerlHiul, Albu rn, and the Wi t Iiiiln; new noveln hy William IIi.a k and W. I'. 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Alphabetical, Ana lytical and I'laMincd, for Volumes t to 70vlncluure. from June 1KM to June ltPS, one vol., 8vo., cloth, K.CV Remittance, ahould he made by font Office (money order or draft, to avoid chance of low. Xeirtpufttrt art not k ivfiy thil ailtrtirmnl icil out the ftprtu orifcr (j Hakp A Brothers. Addre HAUTEH BIIOTHEKS, New York. tMNAii :'rlJKMKN' ktat or Halvik Peukkxon, liKi'MAKtit. Notice hi hereby given t all perwu iliterevteil in mid eatate, that tba umlertignt'l. Kterutr of the hut will and tegument of aaid llalver Pederaou. deceased, will appear befora the Probata Court of the rountr of La Salle and lai of lllinoia, at the County Court Hooe. In Ottawa, In wld county, on Mouday. the lh day of December. a. n. 17. for the purpawe of rendering an account of hi. proordmg in the adminiatratlou ol aald ealate tor the dual M ttleineut. Dated at Ottawa, this 10th day of November. 17, Kl.KPH PKUKKSOX, NEL8 FEDKUSOX. ArrcaT: Hi.xmT Hilmio, Ki teuton. Clerk Probate Court. 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