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OTTAWA, ILL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1888.
An Explosion, Terrific!
H after effect of the hold ay rush bos been
to reduce tbe volume of trade to 6uch an ex
tent aa to bcst our I'Kica machine. The
thing la badly torn up, especially on tbe fol
lowing: Plush Cloaks and Wraps,
New Markets and Jackets,
SnAwLS and Skirts,
Blankets (white and colored),
Ladies', Children's and
Fawcv Dkkss Flannels,
And Mast Other Goods.
Call and Set the Wrttk.
AND HACK LINE.
Would reapectf-.llf announc to the cltLtena of Ottawt
and vicinity that he ha one of the cholcoat Livery
Stock In the city, at the City Stable, inch aa
The Latest Styles of Hacks,
Carriages and Buggies,
To let at P'lcfli to Milt the time. Parties, Weddlngi
Funerals. Plculca. Ac. upilkl with Good Hlea in ehuri
BoUce. Fnnerala la the country or adjoluti t towni
promptly attended to. Peraona tiaken to or mm the
depota, or to the country, nlphl or day.
t llemember the place On Madlaon street, east 01
Stdernt, ene block west of new court hnum.
Uttaira Feb. 1884. PKIKB EG AM.
Summer Sausage a Speoialty,
All meats, freah and aa!t, handled, and boat quaitMr
the market affords always on band. Uooda delivers)
to order. Tour patronage la solicited, and no efforte
win oe sparea 10 gire you
Perfett Satinaction at All Times.
Cttawa, 111., July 30. 1837.
H, J. GILLEN'S.
All Winter Goods
Offered at a
That amounts to a Genuine Sac
rifice of Stock.
Cloaks, Shawls, Flannels, Jilan
kcts and all Winter Goods.
No Reservation of Winter Goods.
AH Must be Sold.
And Secure a Bargain in Any
Line of Winter Goods.
II. J. GILLEn.
L VERY AP
Tbe spring campaign bat begun at II. J.
Uillen's by the arrival this week of Urge In
Toloes in the following lines :
A large line of the finest cloths and cassi
mers for suits for youths', boys' and men's
New line of the latest effects in oolors and
materials in dress goods for early spring
wear, as well as a tine line of dress ging
hams and prints. This line is particularly
attractive, being the first arrival of any im
portance in the- city of the coming fashion
Embroideries a large and complete line,
well assorted, purchased direotly from the
importers with all the advantages of close
buying at first hands. These goods are
opened very cheap for the early spring
New corset stock just opened.
Large line of table linens, napkins, towels
and towelings with unusual advantages to
buyers as to prioes.
THE CARI'BT 880CK
Has been contracted for at prices giving all
the advantages of a dull season, and is now
beginning to arrive. This stock when fu'.ly
opened will prove itself the most complete
ever shown in the city, and will comprise all
the different grades from a cheap ingrain to
the finest 6 frame body Brussels. A'ewpricei
on th4 excellent Hock. All carpets made and
laid for the next 30 days free of charge.
THE BARGAIN STOCK.
There yet remains a good assortment of
bat is known as the "bargain stock,"
hick inoludes blankets, flannels, cloaks,
shawls, underwear and all heavy woolen
goods, which wilj be closed out before tbe
March invoioing at the greatest sacrifice ever
offered on standard merchandise.
TUB BOOT AND SHOE STOCK
Of this house is fast coming into its place at
the head of the list. The goods are bought
only from the best manufacturers of this
country ; all are standard and warranted as
represented in every case. Prices unequaled
and styles tbe latest. This is truly a fine
stock in all different varieties of ladles',
gents', misses' and children's wear ; and it
will pay any one looking for this clans of
goods not only to examine this stock, but to
The cash grocery is still on the advance
not as to prices, but in the number of its
buyers and the excellence of its stock. It is
complete. It s second to nope j and will be
undersold by no bouse in this county.
All requested to call and look through the
house" Of any of its many desirable stocks.
Cheap Bates id Chicago,
The Rock Island Route (C, R. I. & P. Ry.)
will sell excursion tickets to Chicago every
Saturday and Sunday at one fare for the
round trip, good to return on or before train
No. 7, leaving Chicago at 8 a. m. Monday.
R. F. Pbbttyman, Agt.
Attorneys W. 8. Reeves and A. P. Wright,
of Streator, visited Ottawa yesterday. A re
porter asked Mr. Reeves how he liked Otta
wa. "0," said he, "your buildings are
grand, your newspaper men solid, and your
streets tbe envy of western towns, but I
miss tbe odor of gas consequent upon coal
smoke gas, you know, so vUally essential
to a Streator attorney and Dr. LeRoy." La.
ter in the day Wright remarked that if
Reeves "got back to Streator he would pay
his own fare."
I am not out of business, nor have I left
town, as reported; but I am at 826 La Salle
street, Col well-Sherwood Block, with a full
line of harness, which is strictly hand made
and first class stook. Call and see.
Elegant New Designs
In comio and fancy valentines for Tuesday,
A Union Gospel Temperanoe Meeting will
be held in the Congregational church on
Sunday evening, at 7. A hearty invitation
The young ladies of the M. E. Church, will
hold a "Salad Sooial " Friday evening Feb.
17th, in the church parlors. Admission
free. All are cerdiallv iavited.
Tonight, M, B. Curtis' successful comedy
of "Sam 1 of Posen" will be presented at
the Opera House, and will undoubtedly
have a crowded house.
On Saturday evening, Feb. 18th, the fun
loving pnblio will have a chance to Bee Miss
Kate Castleton and her company of come
dians, in her latest laughing success, '-Craiy
Patch." Miss Castleton appeared in Ottawa
some lo months ago. and those who wit.
nessed her performance of "Craiy Patch"
pronounced It the best musical comedy ever
seen in the Opera House. Tbe company
played all last week at the Grand Opera
House, Chicago, and the Chicago papers
were loud in their praise. Seats will be
placed on sale at Simon's music store on
For all kinds of agricultural Implements,
tools and garden seeds, buggies, carriages,
harness, sewing machines and supplies at
bottom prices, go to F. D. Sweetser's, third
door North of poitoffice. Call before you
make purchases, aa we will sell close at
great bargains for tbe next 90 days. F. D. 8-
Pat toce taxes. Save moebt ahd tkocble.
Call at U. 8. Express Office.
t-aat Call on Cloaks.
We will place on sale to-day all our regu
lar Cloak Stock, also some lately received
It is likely you can wear a cloak for three
months yet, and at the low prioes we qaote
now, wouldn't it pay you to invest. The
cloaks we offer now are thelatest style, for
this season and undoubtedly will be tbe
general styles for next fall and winter.
15.00 Newmarkets for 2.00.
910.00 Newmarkets for $4 60.
$16.00 Newmarkets for $7.00
Less than half price!
Short wraps in Astrachan, Ac, now on
sale for from $5 to $10, worth from $10 to
A few nice Plush Wraps and Saqaes to be
closed out regardless of eost.
Children's cloaks worth $3, for $1.
Worth $5, for $2.
Worth $7, for $3.
Worth $10 for $5.
Every cloak to be sold within a week.
Our cheap sale of cotton goods continues.
See tbe beautiful styles in ginghams and
sateens , prints, &o. Our low prices on white
goods, embroideries and linen laces will in'
tejest you. J. E. Soorr & Co.
All parties indebted to Dr. William Shep
pard will please call at his office and settle
the same, as he is desirous of leaving for the
East as soon as possible.
John Stout, who has been interested in
tbe real estate business for seme time past,
has added fire insurance. lie will represent
five first class companies and will be pro
pared to give his patrons the most advanta
geous rates Mr. Stout is an energetio, live
businessman, and our readers will find it to
their advantage to call upon bim for any
thing in his line. His office will be with D.
B. Snow, Armory block.
New Card Valentines,
Something to make folks laugh, at Griggs'.
Boneless Ham, only 12 Jo.
It's nice meat.
Choice potatoes, $1,
Will pay cash for young roosters,
Flour only $2 per cwt, At Suaw's.
Shaw's Pennsylvania Buckwheat would
cheer a man and brace up bis stomach these
. i .--
The Fair and Convent
The fair just closed, in point of exhibits,
attendance and interest manifested by the
public, has been the most notable of the long
line of fairs held In this city by or under
the auspices of tbe Catholio chufoh, or more
directly through the energies of tbe Sisters
of Mercy . To enumerate in detail the pri
ses and tbe names of winners would be but
the means of filling several columns, to the
exclusion of other matter, and we will not
attempt it; but that the articles drawn were
very beautiful, is not a secret to the publio.
Monday evening was the occasion of the
greatest jam of tbe whole thirteen nights,
fully five hundred people being present on
the floor at one time. It was a paradise for
ohance sellers and vote solicitors, and they
made the moments count for all they were
worth, if they never did before. The con
tests were decided on Saturday and Mon
day evenings and voting ran high on both
occasions. The first was between Guy Cor
ley and Johnny Morrissey, for a saddle bri
dle and whip, won by Jebnny; the second
between Mrs. Woods, and Mrs. Sinon, for a
craiy patch quilt, won by the former; tbe
third, for a ladies' gold watch, between Mis
aes Harndon, and Kelly, won by the latter;
the fourth between Ed. Keating, and Wm.
Kelly, for a gold watch Keating wears it.
tbe fifth between Misses McOrath, and Dra
ly, for silver tea set Miss MoGrath won;
the sixth, for a gent's gold watch, between
Messrs. Myler Theibert and Moulton won
byMyler;and tbe last between Ton! White,
our genial but auburn-haired city treasurer,
and John O'Donnell, for a diamond pin,
which White woo. by a large majority,
Tbe amount taken in is estimated at
$6,000, while the net receipts above expen
ses are over $4,600. The phenomonal suc
cess is due to three causes, the pretty girls
who sold the chances, the size of the hall and
object in view, viz: the improvement of tbe
Tbe Convent has long needed additions to
increase its facilities, and now that the fair
has ended so favorably, the work will be
commenced at once, iwo auaiiuons, or
wings, one, 32x42, and another 32x08 and
each three stories and a basement, for
which the contract has been let to Col well
Bros., and by fall, a finer school building
than the county has ever seen, will stand as
a monument to Catholio enterprise. It will
be an acoademy worthy of the name, with
facilities fer the accommodation of the rapid
ly increasing number of pupils.
To School and Road Officers.
All kinds of school and road blanks may
be obtained at ilapeman & Graham's. Mail
orders promptly attended to.
Pat voce taxes.
Optics at U. S. Express
The bazaar and feetiv alunder the auspi
ces of the Chapel Afd Soeiety, will be held
at Boyd's hotel, Millington, on Tuesday,
Feb. 14th. Dinner will be served from 12 M.
until late is the evening.
WILL TIIEY UK-DISTRICT
A Question Rained aa to the Legality of
Tueeday evening was a very bright one for
a meeting of the City Council, but somehow
or other the necessary number to complete a
quorum did not appear at the appointed
hour. At 7:80 Mayor Allen counted noses
and yawned, while Eddie Kelly discussed
the unfortunate Caton water works ordinance
with Aid. Dinneon, Marshal Maher and the
Free Trader man.
Tbe big bell in the eniine house called the
hour of 8, but the little band of watchers in
that silent chamber saw no ray of hope
gleaming in the gaslight. The Mayor order
ed the patrol for Aid. Titus, who was down
at Hull's reception, but Mr. Titus would not
come. Aid. Prichard had a sore head, and
Aid. Tom MacKinlay, who was at the Clifton,
was sent for, under threats of being boiled
in eating house soup. He came, and all was
A petition, in very reasonable language,
from Mrs. Wm. Creiger, who sustained a se
vere sprain of the lower limb, by falling, as
a result of her foot catching in a break in a
crossing near the German Catholio church,
asking for recompense on account of pain
and expense, was referred to the building
and sidewalk committee.
A very ugly grade, at the corner of the
Sherwood Buohanan block and oae direotly in
front of the St. Nioholas Hotel, was the sub
ject of a petition asking its abatement as a
nuisance, signed by a large number of prom,
inent citizens. The petition stated that in
winter it resembled a rampant toboggan
slide, and it was referred to the sidewalk
and building committee.
The reports of the city officers, and the
issuance of a $2,000 tax warrant to pay last
month's bills, were approved without com
ment. Mayor Allen's veto of the Caton water
works ordinance, about which such a howl
was raised some two months ago, was read
and laid over for consideration at the next
Mr. Maierhofer's census again coming be
fore the council, Mayor Allen raised a ques
tion as to the legality of tbe acceptance of
the same, in tbe strength of tbe state law,
which provides that any "city or villsge may
pass an ordtnanoe for the taking of a census
for any purpose," in accordance with law.
The city attorney declared that the Maier-
hofer census could be adopted by ordinance
Mr. MacKiahy moved thai the Law and Of.
dinanoe committee, together with the city
attorney, draw up an ordinanoe re distriot
ing the city Into seven wards, if the census
be found legal, or may be made legal. Tbe
matter was referred to an adjourned meet
ing on next Friday evening.
John O'Brien will doubtless be compelled
to sue the city, if be expects to derive any
recompense for the loss of his horse at tbe
Jackson street sewer, as the city attorney,
after a conference with Street Supervisor
Soberer, who stoutly maintains that the ac
cident was no fault of the city's, reported
the city not liable.
Mr. Maierhofer's bill, or rather the bill of
the town auditors, for taking the census,
$71, was passed.
The council then passed the
Salary Department $06.67
Pob. Imp. " "''"'''' 109.06
Health " 63.00
Fire " 40.169
Street Light ' 837.86
Police " 442.93
Sewerage " 12.00
Contingent Fund 80.70
Tbe biggest stock of ladies', gents' and
and children's hosiery we have ever had.
W. II. Hull & Co.
SPRING DRESS GOODS AT
We have an entire new line of undorwear.
Best ladies' night dress for $1 at
W. II. Hull & Co., have opened up tbe
first lot of new dress goods in tho city.
We are now ready to show you our new
carpets At Holl's.
Sooth. Messrs. J. I.Warner and II. B.
Williams on Wednesday last started on a
tour through the South Alabama being par.
ticularly in view. Mr. Warner goes to look
at a plantation that has been offered him,
and to establish business correspondents in
that booming part of the country; while Mr.
Williams has his eye on a tempting offer to
take a hand in a wood-pulp paper mill in
Alabama. They will be gone several weeks.
Sweet. We have received the second
number of Vol. 1, of the Democratic Ttmrt,
edited and published by " Duke'' Sweet, at
Hayes City, Kan. We hope tbe Dem. Timet
will have a long and prosperous career.
Brad. Mr. Samuel Bradiord has resigned
bis position at the Post Office, to take effect
on the 16th inst., and will assume personal
management of bis coal business.
East. F. L. Fiske is in the east, after
In fine and comio valentines. Something
that is sure to suit. E. Y. Gaioos.
A Farmer's Institute will be held at
York villa on Wednesday and Thursday next.
A very entertaining program has been pre-pared.
We have a
A fine full Cream Cheese. Try it
20 lb. Itox Crackers, $1.00 10 lb. Box Crackers, - $1.00
CASH CAPITAL, - - - - $3,000,000.00
Reserve for Re-Ins. & all other liabilities, 2,944.022.52
Cash Assets Jan. h' 87, - - 88,474,35188
Losses Paid at Ottawa Agency, $19,896.34.
Paid in the Great Fires of Chicago and Boston, $1,700,000 00
Total Losses Paid Since Organization:
GEO. W. RAVENS, Agent. - - S. E. Cor. P. 0. Block.
John T. Burke, tbe veterm coal dealer, a
man who had been a prosperous and highly
respected resident of this city for- thirty
five years, died at his I evidence on the west
side on Tuesday morning, at 6 o'cloek, of
heart trouble, after an illness of about a
week: .His death was wholly unexpected,
and tame upon his bereaved family and
friends like a thunder clap from & cloudless
sky, for, although in poor health for a yea?
past, he had not been confined to tbe bouse
but a few days. He was born in Edgeworths
town, County Longford. Ireland, in 1831, and
came to America in 1861, settling in Canada
and moved to Ottawa about the year 1863
By industry and thrift he soon acquired a
comfortable livelihood, and was always
looked upon as honorable and upright In his
dealings, and one who had tbe respect of the
oommunity. He leaves a wife and nine chil
dren. The funeral took place from St
Columba at 9:30 on Thursday morning, and
his remains were laid at rest in St. Columba
cemetery, where they were followed by a
long line of carriages. The floral offerings j
were a beautiful pillow, an elegant cross,
and a costly anchor, the latter from the F.
M. C. T. A., of which be was an ex member.
UAVIU LARKIN'S PUKrRAL.
The remains of David Larkin were con
veyed from the home of bis bereaved pa
rents, on Chestnut St., on Sunday afternoon,
to St. Columba church, where tbe last solemn
ritual of the dead was said by Rev. James
Ryan, who made a few short remarks upon
tbe life and character of the deceased. And
then, followed by 40 members of tbe R. R.
Brake'nen's Brotherhood from Chicago and
a long line ef carriages, the cortege moved
slowly to St. Columba cemetery, where be
was laid at rest.
Died, at the residence of II. R. George, at
Leland, Feb. 8th, Mrs. Juilah Stadden, aged
81 years. Funeral eervioes will be held at
her daughter's residence, Mrs. David Green,
in Dayton, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11th.
Tbe deceased was one of the pioneer settlers
of this section, and her husband, Capt. Stad
den, was a prominent man in tbe county in
his time and served several terms in the
By Seth C. Earl Post, 0. A. R , Ottawa, 111.:
Wiikrkah, We learn with deep regret and
profound sorrow of tbe death of Mrs. Debo
rah I.athrop Earl, relict of the late Col. Seth
C. Earl, in honor of whom our Post was
Retolved, Tnat we extend to tho surviving
members of the family our sincere condolence
in the hour of their great atiliction. Tbe
memory of our late respected comrade-inarms,
Col. Seth C. Karl, is affectionately
cherished ; his kindness of heart, his fervent
patriotism, and bis death in the field at the
head of his regiment, reverently fostered.
Tbe sympathy, kindness and friendship ex
tended to this organization by his late esti.
mable widow is also fondly remembered.
Her death is sincerely mourned, and her
virtues will he ever borne in mind.
Ileiohed, That a copy of these resolutions
be spread upon our records; sent to the
Norwich Morning Bulletin, the city papers, to
Miss Fannie Earl and Mrs. Philo Hard,
daughters of the deceased.
F. Q. Kmo.
Lite Capt. Co. C, 63d 111. Iof.
E. A. Nattingeb,
David Kboisb, Com.
Wsianr A Dim, Adjt.
fine variety of
A NEW ERA
We are bettor pri'panst than erer to tako cre at sr
and (Muairr ptrtaHiUi year, and, aawe
Pay No Exorbitant Rental,
fan offrr beat qualltlw ia
Staple aid Fancy Groceries,
Table Ware, Flour. Feed,
and Shelf Goods
AT LOWER PRICES
TUan wo hare rvi-r oflred betoro.
Our Teas and Coffees
ARK T1IK BEST KOK TI1K DOLL A K.
You dgti't aak an, murehn a (food dollar' wort.
DELAHANTY & FOLEY,
Corner of Columbus and Superior Street.
0. D. DE LAPP.
Kid, Button, Flexible
Sole SHOP Can't be
One door noutb of O. Hum' Jci'lrr Sturj.
fiSl La Salle St., OTTAWA, 111.
Miss I. Irwin, formerly of this county,
has graced Hu 1 & Co.'s windows with five
specimens of ber portrait work, that aie
certainly as fine as any we ever saw. There
are three pastels and two crayons. This
work is not re touched photos, labeled
crayons, so common here, but free hand
drawing. Both classes of her work are
exquisite; but if we may express an
opinion in favor of either, the delicacy
of coloring and lively spirit of the pastels
are certainly charming to a degree. They
are the beau ideal of a portrait that will
remain a perpetual delight. As tbe work at
Mr. Hull's are orders for Chicago people,
they can remain there but a few days ; and
we can assure our readers they are well
worth seeing. Miss Irwin is prepared te
take orders, and may be addressed at her
studio, 1627 Wabash Ave.
New and elegant designs in valentines at
Ilapeman & Graham's
Yobe Miss Jennie Gregory, of Rockdale,
N. Y. is tbe guest of Miss Emma Pope, who
last Friday evening entertained in her honor
a number of the young people at progressive
Subscribe for your newspapers and peri
odicals, at Ilapeman & Graham's.
A little boy, Nelson Weller, shot his aunt
In the hips on Thursday last. Imp, eity, tee,
yet the wound i not very ron.