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VOL 49. OTTAWA, ILL, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1888. NO. 27. ooooooooo oooooo 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 Gentlemen's Underwear, Fawcv Dkkss Flannels, And Mast Other Goods. Call and Set the Wrttk. A. LYNCH. ooooooooooooooo AND HACK LINE. TELEPHONE. 160. i50. PETER EGAN 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 ,1'K 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. CI1AS. KNOEDLER, Meat Market, MAIM STREET. 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. BOOMING! THE OTP AT H, J. GILLEN'S. All Winter Goods Offered at a REDUCTION That amounts to a Genuine Sac rifice of Stock. ON Cloaks, Shawls, Flannels, Jilan kcts and all Winter Goods. GENUINE REDUCTIONS! No Reservation of Winter Goods. AH Must be Sold. CALL EARLY And Secure a Bargain in Any Line of Winter Goods. II. J. GILLEn. L VERY AP FEED STABLE Grea eduction Sale New Uooda. 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 wear. 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 able fabrics. 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 trade. 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 buy here. 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." Attention, Farmers! 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. J08EI'H SCIUEFKR. Elegant New Designs In comio and fancy valentines for Tuesday, st Grioos'. A Union Gospel Temperanoe Meeting will be held in the Congregational church on Sunday evening, at 7. A hearty invitation to all. 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. Amusements. 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 Wednesday morning. 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 from manufacturers. 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 $20. 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. Notice. 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. Insurance. 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. At Shaw's. Choice potatoes, $1, At Shaw's. Will pay cash for young roosters, At Shaw's. Flour only $2 per cwt, At Suaw's. Shaw's Pennsylvania Buckwheat would cheer a man and brace up bis stomach these cold mornings. . 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 Convent. 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. Office. Optics at U. S. Express C. Kebste, Collector. 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 ine lenaoa. 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 well. 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 regular meeting. 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 PAV BOLL. 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 $1,665.90 Tbe biggest stock of ladies', gents' and and children's hosiery we have ever had. W. II. Hull & Co. NEW HULLS. SPRING DRESS GOODS AT We have an entire new line of undorwear. Best ladies' night dress for $1 at Hull's, 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. 1'eraonul. 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 goods. Novelties. 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. eedl IPotetoes, We have a Early Rose" ACORN CHEESE, A fine full Cream Cheese. Try it 20 lb. Itox Crackers, $1.00 10 lb. Box Crackers, - $1.00 w.c.mALs aco., Bargain Grocers. INSURANCE OF- uiliyiuliul limit Semi-Annual Statement- CASH CAPITAL, - - - - $3,000,000.00 Reserve for Re-Ins. & all other liabilities, 2,944.022.52 Net Surplus, 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: OTTER $60,000,000.00. GEO. W. RAVENS, Agent. - - S. E. Cor. P. 0. Block. Obituary, 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. BTAtlDEN. 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 legislature. resolctions. 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 uamed ; 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. Wrioht Adams, E. A. Nattingeb, Committee, David Kboisb, Com. Wsianr A Dim, Adjt. fine variety of "Utah Burbank." COMPANY 2,530,329.36 A NEW ERA IK Grocery Prices. 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. Ladies' $2.50 Kid, Button, Flexible Sole SHOP Can't be BEATEN. One door noutb of O. Hum' Jci'lrr Sturj. fiSl La Salle St., OTTAWA, 111. I'ortrultN. 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. .B - 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 euoher. 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.