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Policy I.i'l i.' .Sew York Work, wild prein l.ui If.Vi entury Mati-ilne VUU ei. Nicholas 3. 10 M h morals Monthly '-. Inratfi Weekly Tunes l.itt -W t lncij Inter IM'ean I.lSI i-'Jti I iik-ku Weekly Jourual !.) i i McaMO Weekly News 1 '- I'aah In advance inunt be paid for both paperi, or no httentlon all! be paid to order for the tame. t:nlrt4 at (Ac J'ott OJh-t at Uuatea, Itltnolt, u Utrond IVim Hail Mawr. Ottawa, III,, March 10. 1888. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. Mr. .1. . ATTINi:n. JOIIS O. COMMENCES HIS CAREtR. During the last two years John bad worked upon this improving farm. He wae then not physically strong, and the heavy work of clearing an Ohio farm was vk) great for bis Mrength, and finally be t ld his father that "he thought himself not fitted for the life and work of a farm tr." The old gentleman fald "he might lo as he thought best." Ho the young man packed up his small personal effects in a handkerchief and started out from his humble log cabin home to seek his fortune ;n 1424, making 20 miles the first day, und In due time arrived at Zmesvllle, in the i'tickeye state, and went to woik for a Mr. J 'rice, whose farm joined that city. He was not contented and asked lor his wages lor the time served, before the month was i:p. His work had been to drive cows to hnd frcm the pasture, lie felt lonesome, and wanted company. He next obtained employment at a hotel In town, which he ii ted better, though lis cash wages were n it princely, amounting to two dollars per month. He warn made friends with every ne about the hotel ; Indeed, all through his Aft) ha has been noted for warm and kind ly fe!lugs for every one who came In con vict with him, and especially for such as rvere unfortunate or suffering, and the poor und needy have ever received his prompt i utteutlnn, remembering his own needs ivhen a jioor boy, and among Mrangrrs. The boarders and guests on hearing the rn lest story of lils life, and rinding him m truthful and faithful In ull things, soon oecamo attached to the black eyed and cheerful young man, and assisted him to tuttlclent money to unable the family, to iiiiy the ola tarm, w here they still lived niter his father's death. Afterwards two the boys came :iud worked at the same Intel, Gottlelb getting four dollars per ju'inth. AT SCHOOL, Til KN A Cl.KHK. He had a natural aptitude for business from his early boyhood, and felt the want f education, but his means, or, rather, want of any, had been a severe drawback, lie went to Lancaster in 1820, hoping to letter his condition in this rehpect, and Mund a place r.s clerk iu a hotel, and while iere managed to get three months school lyp. He baw in that place the Ewln family and the Shermans, who have lnce come famous, one as a soldier and the her as a statesman. Afterwards he struck THE CHIKK lllSISKSS OK HIS 1.1F2, : jut of merchandising, which he com- i.ienced at the foot of the ladder. He left Lancaster for Chillcothe, and found a l-Uce in McCoy's btore. He worked on faithfully and soon won the proprietor's confidence by his scrupulmis honesty and Mr let attention to bis duties. Soon after a i retter oiler came from Springfield, Ohio. He accepted It and went to that city In March, 1827, aud became a clerk In a large general store, with Mr. Adam Stewart, who Lad succeeded Mr. McCoy, and opened In that then young and thriving place. He teinained with this gentleman till 1SI2, when a Mr. Page set him up In a store, turnlshlng htm with a stock of goods. He Lad but a small education, "the street feigns being his spelling book" as he ex pressed It. Finally Hon. Charles Anthony, hvu a member of Congress, who had unserved In Mr. Nattlnger an abundance of energy, aptitude for business and uncor i uptihle integrity of character, offered to furnish - Lira. ' two thousand , dollars In money to start a new btore. Young Nattlnger was to buy the goods, making his own selections. This was In 1834. The young merchaDt t'MrJy acceptfti tbls ruU mk oj)DiagB, huzol brush patcbo:, vfivr. Uesawib It the roml to success Mnuifbs and ewamps, wblch then conMl Ile well luH W'ttiHt more than hulf of tbe.tuteil thciaurfuce of Hard Hcralibla,-well iu.ress or any retail dealer depends upon I mimed, fur It had been for yeara, 1o the a careful utid judicious selection of hlsj few farmers of that clayey and Uiual re gords. To buy well, means to sell well. trlon, u hard t-crahble f r theta 1) otitaln Heretofore he had been hampered utid 'the hare necessaries of life. Their dally overruled by the bad selections of goods . and ulghtly companions had been atu' , maile by others; now he would be free to mofijultos, fros, soitkea, h.irJs, fever, use his own experience und judgment. He jKiverty, Lunger, thirst una ull the other made bis way across the Alleghany Ills of a so'.l which grew ouly weeds. mniintlri nnrtlv hv KtnL'e. now and then rtunted crasa. swamp flue, willow?, too on foot, to Philadelphia, bought what he wanted, returned, oulckly n ld his stock, visited the Quaker City again, till he had made that trip across the mountains fifty- $u tirnt! In W-Vt he was married to Miss Elmlra Griggs, a sister of our well known and popular druggist, E. Y. Grigs. She was a young and beautiful lady, accom plished and well educated, but with her be met the first great joy and sorrow of his life, forlna brief time, ers than a year after their happy nuptials, she died. The partnership with Mr. Anthony lasted four years, when Mr. N. sold out to the former Then be went to the store of Mr. Ira Paige and served partly as a clerk and a partner, for a bhort time. Then he became engaged with Mr. J. S. Murray, his future father-in-law, until when, by a fire, he lost his goods. 11K CAMK WK8T, TO OTTAWA, In I84.'i he came to this city. Previously be had been offered every advantage to locate at IJloomlngton, In this state. He arrived here April 18, 184ri. He shipped his personal effects to Cincinnati, thence came with his gotxls by steamer to St. Louis, and from that city up the Illinois river to this point. He started a general store in the building owned by "Calamity Cooley," as he was called, In a building where Mitchell's cigar establishment now stands, and when the late William Keddlck built his new brick block, the first In the city, Mr. Nattlnger moved In, paying three hundred dollars a year rent. In 1804 he built his own brick store, now occupied ty Stlefel, and stocked It with twenty thou sand dollar's worth of goods. He continued In the dry goods business till 1Sj9. In 1857, the time or the memo able panic all over the country, he was badly crippled financially. He had over thirty thousand dollars of debts on his books, owed entirely by farmers. Every one was good, but not just then able to psy. He finally stated the case to his creditors, who allowed him to do as he pleased, and the result was he went on, gradually collected In, paid out dollar for dollar, till every one of his creditors was ffjuured with, and in full. JiN TUB COAL BVblNEHS. Mr. Nattlnger had a natural predlllction for the business of dealing in coal. It was a cash trade and coal seldom fluctuated In price. It was a staple article, always need ed and always salable, and always, repre sented a fixed value In money, no matter what other articles might be as to price In the markets. He took a lively Interest in the discovery of coal Streator, aud was one . .1 A..4 ... -.1.1 I I ... ilunal. .mil urit I jinir ' Ol U1B IirSl III I1UI III II" uriniiyiiu u.. before any railroad to "Hard Scrabble" hud been thought of, he brought coal from that dreary, and wholly unpromising re gion, in wagons to Ottawa for the home market. He also sunk a couple of shafts south of the Illinois river, near the (Jen tleman farm, where he found bituminous coal of n very fair quality, in a rather shallow vein, nnd also some genuine "can nel coal," but not In HUlliclent quantities to pay, especially In comparison with the vast beds at Streator. He also opened and made known the enormous deposits of the clay, which abound Immediately aDout Ottawa of far morn value to our city than all the coal at Streator. Ha had Uith the Ottawa clay and the Streator coal tested by competent judges, and their verdict was to "go ahead." The clay Interest then was considered astlllling.asthls valuable mate rial had not been used In making lire brick. When the rich find of coal had been u ade. knowu at Streator, a spectator at Chicago, named Jesse DeCreet, Immediately set to work to undermine Mr. Nattinger's plans by claiming to be the owner of the mines, and he, us operator for a Pennsylvania Iron mine, controlled the coal market bb far as the Vermillion variety was concerned, and having unlimited means at his disposal, had thlDgs pretty much his own way. It is said that by his artistic manipulations of the market he cleared 70,000 on Ver million coul In a single deal. Afterwards !)r. Streator, a wealthy eastern man, and Cel. Plumb came here and found that Mr. Nattlnger was the light man to consult with reference to this coal A small party went to "Hard Scrabble" In a carriage under the guidance of Mr. N., and the result so pleased the visitors that when they returned to this city and Had a meet ing ut the "Ottawa House," there were preseut, Dr. Streator, Col. Plumb, J. U. Nattlnger, William Koddlck aud some gentlemen from Hock Island. The tlrt question submitted was whether to organ ize a coal mining company; an unani mous "yes" was the resjKinse. The amount of Btock was agreed upon, how much the capital stock was to be we did not learn, and next thev took a call of the meeting to ascertain how much each person would take. The Kock Islund gentlemen finding their means too limited withdrew. Thus was the original Vermillion Coal Company organized, aud entirely through J. G. Nat tinger's work in gettiug the coal tested and bringing It to the notice of men having Ihe money and brains to develop this great coal deposit. The next step after these preliminaries was to buy the coal land. J. O. NATTIXOIill UL'YIMO COAL LAND. Mr. N-, from his knowledge of the loca tion of the coal, was very properly selected to buy the land necessary for the proposed enterprise, and with a carte blanche to buy as much as he could, and ut such prics o he thought proper to offer, he repulred to scanty aud feeble to be even of the weep in kltd, mere samples, knotty shrubs just peeping above the ooze beneath. Mr. Nattinger's plan ot buying land was unique. Hiding up to a farmer's shanty and seeing a forlorn, ragged and shivering pers m at the gate or bars, if there were such evi dences of clvll'zution, he would ask : "Wha owns this farm !' Farmer. "Wall, I kinder do." N. "Want to sell it?" Farmer. "Yas." N. "How much an acre?" Farmer. "Wall, thrae dollars." N. "Done, I'll give you five dollars an acre, 1 want the coal under it, here's ten dollars to bind the bargain, meet me at Ottawa on Wednesday next, sign the deeds and get the balance, but first sign tuis agreement for fear one of us might back out. The bewildered farmer would sign, and the trade was made. He paid f ", t -tl' or 1S or more per acre, according to cir cumstances. Ily this expeditious mode, he had secured all the ground he wanted, and in a brief space of time. In this way he nought (J" acres of J. C. Campbell's father, which would now be worth a for tuue. In all, he Invested 1 100,000 for the company, paying for some land not more than five cents, and but little at $ per acre. No one, however, waa cheated. He frank ly t'jld every one he wanted the land for sake of the coal, and they knew the coal was there, but to mine it and get It to market, twenty miles to the nearest rail road, of course, under such circumstances it was worthless to the farmer, and he was clad to get rid of it for r per acre, or what he could obtain. HOW THEY TRADED WITU MK. CALKINS. Near the center of Mr. N's operations, lived a Mr. Calkins. The capitalists, when they went to Hard Scrabble to Inspect the country, boarded with him, and Mrs. C. was as attentive to their wants as her nar row circumstances would permit. Mr. N. also stopped at her house while buying land. Ha wanted her farm, 80 acres. She left the price to him. expecting 7 or 8 dollars per acre. Mr. Calkins had spent much on the land, and It had yielded him little but disappointment. Mr. N. prepared the papers and drew a check tor fifteen huudrtd dollars, end the poor family were made happy. TUB WHITTLE CAMKIION AKFAIlt. A good anecdote Is remembered by Mr. Nattlnger on which he rather got tho bitter of M'. Dwight F. Cimerou, an Ottawa boy now in Chicago, In a coal land purchase. A Mr. Whipple, the station agent at Odell, had the selling or controlling Interest In several hundred acres of very desirable coal land near Streator. Mr. C having discovered that the new Vermillion Coal Company were eagerly buying up all the available coal land in that region, be thought him of the Whipple tracts, and straightway procured a swift horse and bugzy at Ottawa, and headed for Odell. In the meantime Mr. Nattinger had got wind of Mr. C.'s departure, and objective point, cud shrewdly guessed his purpose, it was Saturday. Mr. N. took the first train for Chicago and called at the headquarters of the Alton road, found that he could not get out on Sunday, no train leaving on that day. Hut by a little maneuver he did get a special engine to take him out in the evening, and he arrived at Mr. Whipple's In the night, and was shown to bed. In the meantime .Mr. C. had arrived on Sun day morning while Mr. W. and family were at church. He promptly repaired there and had Mr. Whipple summoned out. He came, und on Mr. C.'s making his errand known, promptly replied, "This Is Sunday, und I do no business on the Sabbath day," but he Invited Mr. C. home, and gave him a lodging. Next morning to the great surprise of Mr. C, he found Mr Nattincer at the breakfast table. He felt so sure that be had been outwitted and sold, that he gulped down his breakfast in a lump aud was soon seen, in his buggy, jogging ff disconsolately for Ottawa, and Mr. Nattinger go the land. COAL AO K.N T AC. lie closed out his dry goods store in 18T)i) For several years he had been dealing in coal, und now In return for his services, they made him their sole agent ut Ottawa He was a director In the O. O. & F. K. V railroad company, which built a road from Streator through Ottawa to Aurora, and voted against the transfer of that road to tho C. 1$. & f-l railroad company. He was the first coal dealer in ( Htuwa and continues the business to this day. He has lung been au active and reliable business man, and credit to our city. He Is a man of strong religious belief, and u faithful member of the Congregational church, and since 1845 Deacou. Though old and feeble, and no longer able to tain fluently, or always con nectedly, yet In his old place in the church his voice rises clear and unwavering In prayer, eloquent and earnest, a model of thoughtful ptoty He lives comfortably in his delightful cottaue home, cared for by his two amiable and loving daughters, and frequently visited by his son, E. A. Nattln ger, of the Daily Timtn, and by his other children. He Is veritably the patriarch of his thick, and the lamp of hU life burns but d'.mly. He rests In peaceful quiet af ter so niauy years of ever bristling activity. He sits and dreams the little remnant of his life away, his thoughts sometimes iD:tna rt and, at Mt.iwhon. hand ig hopef uri.?n d Scrent'y n wr? , V dwelling uron oftener turning hopefully.?"' Serenity the future; and be awaits cheerfully aud jiatlently tor that auiumons whlcli ahall call him to the other shore. v I. U. AllMSTno.Nrt. A yellowish complexion Is nt at all des irable; to banish it, use Laxadnr, the gol den remedy for all liver diseases. It ouly costs fi ceuts. Laxador Is the great stomachic remedy, correcting all of the perverted processes of this Important organ. Sold by all druggists. Price only 2S cents. THE WIDESPREAD DEMAND FOR TARIFF REFORM. It Is easy to see that the effect of the President's tariff reform message to Con Kress, as was said when it was published, Is faither reaching than the effect that any other public document has been since Lin coln's emancipation proclamation. Tariff reform clubs, public dinners, current lite rature and even the pulpit, snow how fast the question of revenue reform Is taking hold upon tlie people. In a single number of the Forum, for March, which Is a ntn partisan review, leaning as willingly to one side as to the other of all public questions, there will appear not less than four articles by distinguished writers, w ho show, every one from a different point of view, the necessity of a reduction of the tariff. Ex Congressman William It. Morrison writes on "Who is Henerlted by Protection" and Congressman Springer on "Hindrances to Surplus Reduction." Ileslde these, In an an article on "Is our Social Life Threat ened," IJishop Spaulding, of Peoria, shows how the moral life of our country depends on revising the policy that makes "the few own millions and the millions own noth ing": and President Seelye, of Amherst College, in writing alxmt "Our Political Prospects," shows that the party which favors a contracted commercial policy Is against the real American spirit Dlscus- cussions of treasury problems, of moral questions and of general political Interests all lead now to the tariff, and men who study large questions of any nature agree that our national welfare depends on its speedy reduction. Many preparations professedly harmless, prove exceedingly dangerous, out Dr. Bull's liaby Syrup Is perfectly safe at all times. Price 25 cents. impure Food. Exceeding caution should be exercised In the purchase of a new article of food. Many recent cases of serious Illness have been reported trom the use of the new pat ent foods for infants, from untested baking Sowders and cheap flavoring extracts. The esire for rapid wealth Induces unscrupu lous manufacturers to place anything before the public that will sell at a large profit, without regard to Its useiuiness or healtn- fulness. At present there is a great raid upon the baking powder market, and so manv Imrjure and adulterated articles ot this kind have been found peddled about the country that the authorities in several of the states have taken the necessary ac tion to expose them. The report of the Ohio State rood Commission has shown that a large number of the brands sold here are made from alum, phosphates, or cheap and adulterated cream of tartar. l'he danger to the public is made ttlll greater by the unblushing ejfrontery with which the proprietors ot tuese impure powders advertise them as perfect, claim ing for them all kinds of false and Impos sible endorsements. The otliclal report of the Ohio State Food Commission elves the names of a number of these Impure powders, and the amount of impurity and Inert matter In each as follows : rtn CENT. OF N.AMK. IMH'RITIES, ETC. Dr. Price's 12 (i Sterling 12 (: Pearson's 14 :! Scioto (alum) 18.25 Forest City (alum) 24.04 Crown (alum) 25.0! Silver Star (alum) :U88 De Land's .'52.53 1 lorxf ord 's ( phosphate) 30.4!) Kent n (alum) 15817 Patapsco (alum) 4008 One Spoon (alum) 5808 The Impurities in the powders above mentioned were found to consist of various matters more or less hurtful. In Dr. Price's powder the principle Impurities were lime and Kochelle salts, which were fouDd in large quantities. The Impurities In llorslord s powder were composed of phosphate of soda, lime etc., but none of the "nutritrloui phosphate," without which its manufacturers claim life cannot be sus tained. The Impurities found In the other powders named were principally alum and lime. From the report of the Commission tt Is evident that the 1 loyal Baking Powder Is of the highest degree of strength ana purl ty. The YerdrL I'nanimouM. Vt. .S. Suit, Druggist, liippus, Ind., testi fies: "I can recommend F.lectrio Bitters as the veiy best remedy. Every bottle Bold biw given relief in every case. One man toek six bottles, anil was cured of Rheumatism of 10 years' standing.'' Abraham Hare, drug gist, Dollville, Ohio, affirms: 'The best sell ing medicine 1 have ever handled in my 20 years experience is Mectrto Bitters.' Thous ands of others have added their testimony so that the verdict is unanimous that F.leo trie Bitters do cure all diseases of the Liver, Kidneys or Blood. Only a half dollar a bottle at D. Lorriaux's Drug Store. l.atflen, Your Attention! Is called to the letters following. No doubt mauy a suffering woman, after reading these letters, will avail themselves of the experience related by her sister in distant Missouri, and In the Empire State of the South, and thank them in their hearts for the Information by which blessed relief from disease and suffering can as surldlr be had. It was almost cemmenda ble thought in these ladies to make known their case in an unselfish and humane spir it, that their suffering sisters elsewhere might be Informed of an infallible remedy for the ailment for which they had suffered for years. Miss Lydia Jones, No. 413 East Fourth street, Kansas City, Mo., writes under date or July lltn, 1S87: Swift's Specific Co., Atlanta. Ga: Gentlemen 1 have taken one dozen bot tles of your S. S. ., and I am happy to say I am entirely well. I have tried all patent medicines, hut never found one like the S. . a. 1 was troubled with weakness incident to women, pain in the back and my chest. 1 thought I waa beyond relief, When I commenced to take your medicine 1 weighed eighty four pounds, today tiff five, and feel you feol Jlke nub'' ' fA. I ... . a 4A. ruijthu. uo so, ftirT' " 1H be bilping other sufferers. Mrs. AI amy t . Bryan. No. v Factor v rtreet, Atlanta, Gu., wiltes, Augu'f. I'Wn, 1887: 1 " hen twenty-five years of sge I had a bvere case of milk leg. I tried many hyslclons of my native state, but all of Sfc puy tha ram Oil fata nenuiel ... ' any good. Alm wt In dlspair, I went to Alaimma to consult a noted physician, who twld me that my entire system waa pol soned by my disease. Everybody thought I would never eet well. I am now fiftv. five years of age, and was a constant suffer er from my twenty-fifth year to last year. ndred. ..a i-.o;, i I-, ii.u, vmici, a Huriujf fuj ""iucul uuuwuuiu rvierence. copies slclan of this city, told me to try your j nt at ten cents each, for postage, to any valuable remedy, S. 8. S. I did so, and applicant. Address E. A. llolbrook, Gen tbe result has been wonderful. Before. 1 1 ml Ticket and Passenger Agent. Chirac, could scarcely walk around the house; now I can walk two mlleH, and my health is better than It has been for ten years. I cannot say too much for your valuable remedy. You can refer any one to me, for I can truthfully say I believe it saved my life last summer." Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases sent free. The Swift Specific Co., Drawer 8, Atlanta, Ga. A Young Glrl'M Grief at seeing her charms of face and form departing, and her health imperiled bv functional irregularities, at her critical perhxl of life, was turned to joy and gratl tuoe after a brief self treatment with Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. It purified and enriched her blood, give a healthy activity to the kidney?, stomach, bowels, and other organs, and her return to robust health speedily followed. It Is the only medicine for women, sold by druggists, under a poitice guarantee from the manu facturers, that it will give satisfaction in every case, or money will be refunded. This guarantee has been printed on the bottle-wrapper, and fuithfully carried out ior many years. Not MoruionlMit but Celibacy to le Feared. Of Mormonlsm as a national dancer. much that is superficial and idle is spoken and written. The Mormons are sober, In dustrious and thrifty, and their acceptance of polygamy is our only grievance against them. But polygamy, beyond all question, we need not fear at all. Even among the Mormons it exists in comparatively few instances. It is a barbarous institution, and is held only where women are held in the bondage of ignorance and servitude. No man who has regard for his peace or comfort would think of having two wives in a country In which women have become so intelligent and independent that the only sure way of living happily with even one is to be humble and obedient. Sensu ality with us, we may be reasonably cer tain, will not take the form of uxorlousness. The problem which will present Itself for solution Is not whether a man shall have several wives, but whether he shall have one or nono at all, and whatever the future of Mormonlsm may be, here In the United States It must cease to be polygamous. JSuhop SpauUUng in the March Fvrum. Itettcr than a Hero. "What a coward that Major Smith Is," said Jones to liobmson, ''why, the very sight of gun-powder would make him ill. How did he ever manage to become an officer In the army" ? "Don't say anything against Smith," answered Robinson, "he once saved my life." "Saved your life! Nonsense, impossible! What do you mean"? "1 mean that I was In the first stages of consumption; I was losing strength and vitality every day with the terrible disease, when Smith advised me to take Dr. Pierce's Golden- Medical Discov ery. 1 havy tried nil kinds of medicines without success, aud my physician had given me no hoe; yet oere I am. as well j as ever a man was. aud I owe my life to j Smith, and to the wonderful remedy he I recommended." ' Seven Cheap KxcursionH to the Weat . Now is the time, and the "Great Rock Islend" Is the route. Take advantage of the series of cheap excursions to Kansas, Nebraska, North western Iowa. Minnesota and Dakota, leaving Chicago March 20, April 3 and 21, j May 8 and 'Si, June and l'J. Kate, one fare for the round trip; tickers first-class, and good for !J0 days for return j possage. lo not fan to taae advantage oi inis op- portunity you may never have such an j other. Be sure your tickets read, via Chi cago, Kock Island fc Pacific Railway, which has its own lines to principal points la all these states. For rates and full particulars, address E. A. llolbrook, G. T. and P. A., Chicago, Illinois. it'll iii -.r-jvj rrrwi -sew UNDERTAKING AS TSI A) . H. INEUSSL'S riJWAlHjB1l3ia Hi in ii 2sL STREET, West of La Salle Street, (south side,) OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. t'cmpoutd and keep constantly un 1 and a large and ell selected atock of DRUGS GBEmtC&lB All the new ami popular Patent Mcdlclnea. EntracW and Spice forculluery use. Perfumery. Brushes, and Fancy Articles for the Toilet. Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass, &c. r&rticular Attention Given to the Comptmnding of Physicians' Prescriptions. kt 111 1 Jfl M- M m -mam .tt - m 1' tarn Bnii u a kt va t'4 VUallvWJint jxwtii kir (IrU W&VCJ W. ATLEE BU 3a2 "V T rut prr .i.ir v TM I A wimm Kvie,i :uit I f ihm;o, Ko. k liann I'nciWo Italiwuy. A choice selection of valuable reel with much other valuable Information per- j talniug to the culinary art, Inch j formulas contributed by nutcd 1 caterers. including many cooks and An elegant volume of 120 natrea In Illuiu truted covers, one department (105 pages) lielng devoted to the cooking ot meats, fish, game, oysters, entrees, vegetables, baking, frying, roasting, etc., another to medical prescriptions and a chapter to laundry work. Housekeepers are delight ' l with It and and It Indispensable for The distressing ailments cf early child hood are promptly relieved and cured by the use of Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup. Price 25 cents. When Spring Comes. This is the way a horse and a Sa Hone Blanket look at the end of winter. This is the way a horse and a poor blank ot look at the end cf winter. A strong Horse Blanket saves twenty times its cost Ask for the following ?a Horse Blankets; it vdS pay you to examine them. They retail from $ 1 . 50 to $3.50: a Five Mile. a Six Mile. s a Little Giant. sa Boss Stable. 5a F. rersey 5 a Electric. 5 a No. 306. There are many other atylet. If these dost uit you, ak to see them. AsptONB HArAorr is made Like pn. 2, Fit I Fiff.2 M SaoaaWivBumra rMtaTWua;Wiu.i turn KTSmutoaajMii. aw - 1111 putfTV op Wuw If you Want Strength look, for thisTrade(tK None genuine without this S, Trade Mark sewed inside, Copyrighted 4887.3 FLOUR AND FEED, Lime, Salt. Cementi Plastering Hair and Stucco. Also the LONDON Eorse & Cattle Food A ptepaiatlon tar auditor to any uouAltion powdar ever made. Oil Cake. Corn Meal, &o, A, HAMILTON . Feb.ll-tf 144 Main atrect Ottawa, IU Anxuat I. Vltittorfleld. Miller, or Milk-r of Rutland, to Ml.a Ida Belle FURHITU The oldest House, The largest Stock The Best Variety Of goods in this line in La Salle county. 35 and 37 La Salle Street. DRUG STORE, 1 1 X . -Hit X WW VI X M MM. r l r 1 mm 1 " 1 " VWaT AaE vim reaxsssl I K W,;i (-.,. nt l- ,fV. u, ful wim ..-!-' r it- , H 1 H..n Ik .hi B:.k f i.s ,:p.. i;!i !i H"a- 3 ffrU I -"-" ir-"l l-liit-.-. andtrtail . abj-r' Ike 11.. ...tl .,...!.,. t ..J - ; ., K4jata P(kl1aw K Gr -M ...v....iilD..nlil:i'i'.ul i-.a.id H.'mi'lS i l.:.-h .n. L ..k.V.r...t !t -!,.ITM A'Tld &tl1re98 I ma hum ceuiiiUsie A'atnluviuc putlifhfd. to j - . to. CO., FHllAU-LrlllA, ra.