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TIIE OTTAWA FREE TRADER, SATURDAY. JULY 20, 1890.
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Write for terint. anudiug reference In all caeca. t'nurij at ih Vmt oflrt nt Ofwmi, f Ilium, A-on( Cd'H JfJ' Mitltfr. JFflE WEEKLY EDITOR. Otuwa, Illloole, July '.40 . 1H90. SATURDAY. All detail am completed in con nee linn with the Chi Cairo Junction Kail wuv and Stock Yards corporation, and iiooks for stock subscriptions to the trust will U. opened to-day simultane ously In London, New York, Chicago and Hoston. The actual inanayniient of the stock yards will remain in the handsorthe men wnonave maoe mem so successful In the past. The actual profits of the Union Stock Yards for the ve.-ir endinir June .'10. 18!K). were l. 744.1117. The capital of the new cor ooratlon Is $i:.000.000. with an issue of 10,000.KK) bonds payable infold. Fire broke out in the operating r'Km of the Western Union building In New York shortly before 7 o'clock yesterday inornlnjr, and destroyed the three up per lloors, to.ther with all the lurni tii ro. wires and Instruments. Seven persons who were driven to the roof bv the flameH had a narrow escape, be- inir rescued with irreat dltllculty, the firemen lowering them to the adjoin ing build inir with ropes. The lire Is supposed to have been caused oy cross ed electric light wires. SUNDAY. The Grand Army excursion to Hos ton threatens to bring on a general passenger rate war from Chicago east. Owing to low rates by the "O" and Ilock Island, the Missouri Pacific threatens to make a rate of f0 cents from St. Louis east and return. The Federal authorities have taken steps to force the attendance of the otlicers of the (ieticsee Oil company, of Huffalo, N. Y., at the Inquest into the Tiogi explosion being held in Chicago At the meeting of the Chicago board of drainage trustees yesterday a sched ule for the issuance of bonds for twenty years at from $M,0(0 to $!0,000 a year was arranged. Wheat was active, going to IWic September, closing l)()c; corn steady at 37 fc September; oats 2Jc September, 34c July; provisions lower. Cattle steady; hogs weaker at the close. The switchmen employed by the Hock Island railway, Chicago, are on strike against the discharge of a fel low workman by the yardmuster. TUESDAY. The otlicers of the flenesee Oil Com pany at ItulTalo, N. Y., refuse to at tend the coroner's Inquest at Chicago. The officers of the company admit hav ing shipped naphtha as oil, but claimed that the steamboat otllcials knew the character of the freight. The coroner's jury investigating the Tioga explosion returned a verdict yes terday afternoon, holding W. II. and J. C. Bright and Alonzo V. Kelford,of the Genesee Oil Company for man slaughter. The Union Steamboat Company was also censured for negli gence. The st rike of quarrymen at Joliet ended yesterday by the men returnimr to work at their former rate of wages. Superintendent Porter yesterday be gan sending out checks for the pay ment of census enumerators. Well, well, here's richness! For over twenty-tlvc years we supposed there was not a more thoroughly dyed In the wool, rock-rooted, mountain buttressed republican In La Salle county than Nat. Mclntyre, of Kansom. Did the party ever hold a county convention of which Nat. was not a member; had it ever any hard work to do In which Nat. was not harnessed as a wheel horse? Yet in an Interview with a re porter of the Streator liid.-Tinitt Nat. Is represented as talking "rank reason" in the following vigorous fashion: "Its a humbug, this McKinley bill. It is a policy that Is making peasants of us farmers, we are no more the yeomanry of the country. It gives the Trust free sugar but puts us farm ers at the mercy of the sugar syndi cate; the free sugar it gives us our wives won't use. I was a republican since the party was organized, but I won't stand it any longer. The Mc Kinley bill robs us farmers. While we have to stay at home und work the syndicates have money and time to ap pear before the committees In Wash ington and hatch up schemes to rob and plunder us." And more to the same effect. Verily, when plllarsof the party like Mclntyre are giving way, what possible hope can there be for the end urance of the su ier structure? Ilerks county, Pa., has gained 12,891 In population since 1880. The city of Heading alone has gained 15,142, show ing that the population of the county outside of Heading has fallen off 2,591. While llerks county is one of the seething, teem Ing centers of the great Pennsylvania "protected" Industries, she Is also one of the richest and most fertile fanning districts In the6tate. If there was a spot on earth where the concentrating of a vast manufactur ing population would" give the sur rounding agriculturists a convenient and profitable homo market for all they could raise, It ( light to be Ilerks county. Yet there, as everywhere, the "home market" proves a delusion. The decrease in the agricultural popula tion of the county tells its own tale of the unprofitableness of farming In what was once one of the richest agri cultural counties of the common wealth. The tendency of "protection" Is only to double the cost to the far mer of every thing he has to buy, without increasing the price of what he has to sell, and thus, In spite of swelling cities and villages around him, his business decays. 1'At.MCIt AM) CONSISTKNCV. The Ottawa ltrpuhlimn, along with numerous other republican papers In the State, is taking great comfort from a series of hitters being published in the Sprlnglleld Juu nutl, written by one John Dean and addressed to fieri. John M. Palmer, overhauling the rec ord of the latter as a southern Illinois Democrat 30 and 40 years ago. For example, Palmer was a memltcr of the State Constitutional Convention of 1847, and as such voted for the clause in the constitution adopted by that body forbidding the Immigration of negroes into the state. If our es teemed cotemporary will examine the list of members of that convention and note the names recorded In favor of the clause referred to he will prob ably be surprised to find how many good subsequent republicans are in the category. Southern Illinois at that time was overrun with the very dregs and otTscouring of the free negro population of the iKirder slave states, and its people wanted no moreof them The whites of all classes in that region held very radical notions on the suli Ject, as was shown in the next but one legislature after the constitution of 1848 was adopted, when that model re publican statesman, the sainted John A. Logan, won such renown as the au thor ami supporter of the famous "black laws" which that legislature passed in compliance with the consti tutional requirement, and which, by the way, our neighbor may be surprised to learn the Ottawa Fkek Thadkk at the time denounced as barbarous and unchristian. Oh, yes-politicians hud queer notions in those days, not only about ' niggers,' but banks, cur rency, Judges, schools, and a good many other thlnirs. If you propose to hang every man for Idiosyncracies and follies of those days that don't square with the more enlightened Ideas of the present, beware you don't have a good many gallows to erect for your friends. The John M. Palmer in the constitu tional convention of 1848 was certain ly a very different man from the (Jen. Palmer in charge of the Department of Kentucky in 1SH1. The former, it must be admitted, was a tnlle Logan ish in his hostility to "niggers;" the latter was threatened with assassina tion for showing too much friendship for "the colored people." Henry Clay on a memorable occa sion, when accused of Inconsistency, expresses his contempt for a politician who never changed his mind. Times and seasons change and with them po litical exigiencles and proprieties. Charles Sumner started In political life as a Democrat, and came near dy Ing one, but most of his Intermediate career was an embodied abhorrance of the very name. Politics often make strange bed-fel lows and the whirligig of time brings odd revenges. It Is the height of folly to undertake to tight a man in these days on his record before the war. At the end of an upheaval like that, it would be as unreasonable as absurd to expect a man to land on the same hil lock upon which he stood before the cataclysms. IIMTK r.tllHKK WILSON. Farmer Kd. A. Wilson, the Demo cratic nominee for State Treasurer, seems to be made up of the kind of stuff that is particularly discouraging to the political bummer and black mailer. His nomination had hardly been announced when he was ap proached by F. A. Dee, of Chicago, claiming to be the publisher of the Chicago Went Sitle Jhinm-rat and two or three other papers, and told roundly "if you would like the support of my papers during the campaign," he must come down at once with ."(). To this Mr. Wilson replied that he was "the nominee of the Democratic party and as such he had the right to exiect the support of all good Democrats." As there were 102 counties In the state, he could not undertake' to buy their support. "Very well, then," replies Mr. Dee, "I own one daily paper and two weeklies, and next week I shall commence, and until the ballots are counted shall I do all 1 can to defeat you, not by saying anything against you, but by Indorsing and supporting the man that runs against you, and the only one I will support on the Re publican ticket." Does that scare Farmer Wilson? Not at all. It only seems to "rile" him and he "goes for" Mr. Iee after this fashion: 'You are unique. I like your corre- the Denificracy I have always trained with. They were for principle and were Dein-xTats In the face of defeat. You seem to Ihj a Democrat for the revenue there Is In It. Don't you see there Is a difference ? Now, Dee, you promise that I pay you :o for your in fluence. I refuse. Then you write: Next week I will commence and until the ballot are counted I shall do all I can to defeat you.' Do you do this because I refuse to buy you ? Or do vou do this because Amherst his knight vou ? I f he has not bought you. then you are surrendering principle to pintie ! A man who will surrender his principles to personal pique has his principles anchored on a satiny iouiiou tion." The mistake of Farmer Wilson was that he paid any attention to this Im pudent blackmailer. He should have pitched his demand Into the waste basket and not given It another thought. In the course of a heated campaign it often becomes necessary to spend more or less money for effect ive "work" In a variety of ways, but there are always state, county, ward and precinct committees to attend to such business, with which the less the candidate has to do the better. If Mr. Dee's services are worth $50, the Democratic committee and managers Id Chicago, where he lives, know it. The fact that, instead of applying to them he makes his demand on Mr. Wilson, who lives 300 miles away and to whom he Is a total stranger, shows that he is nothinir but an Impudent blackmailer. JI.KN Kt llO II MOUTH. The newspapers have beem teeming for a week or two with references to certain queer real estate operations of the Harrisons at Washington, and our readers lift doubt are curious to know what it is all about. As long ago as July 1 there were rumors of somewhat shady specula tions by the Harrisons in suburban real estate near the city, and Mrs. Harrison being Interviewed on the subject, made this statement to a re porter of the Associated Press: "There have been suggestions from various, sources about purchasing a summer home In the suburbs of Wash ington, which, at the end of his official term, might be sold at a con siderable advance. We have had an example of this; but the president will not use his official rank as a means of making money even to the extent of purchasing a home for his summer use and selling it when he retires from office. The president has decided scruples about that.'" The "example" here alluded to is intended as a slur at President Cleve land, who while president went off by himself, bought lied Top, which was far ahead of any "boom," paid full price for it and allowed no public money to be spent, directly or indi rectly, towards enhancing its value, and a few years later sold it at a hand some prollt. Yet will It be believed, at the same time, that Mrs. Harrison was making these tt tte ranees i n tended with a coarse thrust at Mr. Cleveland, who at all times had treated the Harrisons with with the utmost courtesy, to convey the idea that although the president was willing to take .a $20,000 cottage as a gift, he would never no, never make any real estate investments around Washington for the purpose of making money thereby at this same time, we say, the whole Harrison fam ily was engaged neck and heels In a negotiation to help along the Messrs. Baitley, real estate dealers In Wash ington, to "boom" a huge land specu lation at Glen Echo Heights, a pictur esque spot on the banks of the Poto mac, six miles from the city, where these speculators had started a sum mer resort by building some cottages, a huge cafe, hotel, etc., and making it accessible from the city by an electric railway. To begin with, a lot valued at $21,783 was deeded to Mrs. Harrl son for the consideration of $1: another to John C. Scott, Mrs. Harrison's father, for a like trifle; two other lots were conveyed to E. W. Hal ford, the president's private secretary, valued at $3,700, for $1,!78.75; others to Alice E. Sanger, the president's typewriter; others to Mary Scott Dimmick, Mrs, Harrison's sister: others to Mary Har nson Mckee, another sister, and so on, some twenty or more lots, all to relatives of the president, at from $1 per lot up to a fourth or half of their valuation. The deeds being recorded In Mont gomery county, Md., it was only by "accident" that these transactions became public. The buyers, of course, said nothing, but it is only natural that the Messrs. P-altzley should de sire to get all the advantage they can of the presidential investments and therefore made no secret of them. The revelation created a profound stir in Washington, and Republican senators ard representatives made no concealment of their disgust. Sena tors Edmunrl. Dawes, Hoar, Morrill and others, w.'io, like them, have cer tain old-fashioned notions about the dignity of the presidential office, are said to have been especially severe. Peoria had a narrow escape from a funnel cyclone on Thursday. It struck Just outside the lower edge of the city and, after it had passed, an exploring party went out and brought In three men whom it naa "inroiueu two still alive, but one, Frank Emerson, of Auburn, X. Y., dead. It Is said in the census office at Washington that If congress remain In session until September 1st. it can adopt a bill providing for a co ogres slonal re-apportlonnient so a to take effect before the November elections which will very materially change the complexion of the house In the 52d congress. Hut will congress be In a hurry to make that apportionment? All the Interest the present congress has in the matter Is the best means to secure a Republican majority In the next house. Will a new apportionment? From present appearances, under the new apportionment there will be heavy losses of member uf congress In the New Englond and Middle States, and small gains only In the northwestern, all the heavy gains being In the South. For example: St. Louis In the past ten years, has risen from 330,000 to 448,000: Louisville from 123,000 to 180, 000; Memphis from 33,000to 75,000; Nashville from 43,000 to 72,000: Atlan ta from 37,000 to 05.000; Savannah from 30,000 to 43.000; Dalton from 10, to 3!,000; Galveston from 22, (XX) to 35, (XX); Chattanooga from 13,000 to 45,000: Birmingham from 3,000 to 27,000: Fort Worth, Texas, from rt.OX) to 3!,(XK). And with this heavy Increase In the cities there is said to be no such de crease in the agricultural districts at the South a in the North. Under such an outlook will it "pay" the Re publicans in congress to make a new apportionment? They will probably find it more profitable to stick to the Lodge bill. The following are among the freaks of lightning repotted within a day or two. NearCatlin, 111., Friday, light ning struck the daughter of Alonzo Rushy, bursting thedrumsof both her ears. A number of cattle were killed in the neighborhood, and two houses i and many hay stacks were burned. Lightning struck Charles Hathaway at Napanee, Ind., melting silver coins fn his pockets but leaving no mark upon his body. Edward Neuferwas killed near the same place, while at work in the fields, and his entire body was Hayed. The State Hoard of Health of Illi nois, says the IMoomington Eye, re fuses to grant Dentist Brinkerhoff a certificate because he proposed to ad vertise his profession. He applied for a mandamus to oblige them to show cause, and when they couldn't show it they handed him a certificate and $1,(XX) in cash and hoped he'd be good enough not to say any more about it. Who paid the "hush" money the members of the board or the state? I f the statement of the Eye is true, a "little thing like that" deserves to be looked into. A few days ago a freight tram pass ed Topeka over the Atchison, Topeka & Kansas R. R., laden with silk, tea. wine, oil and sealskins from the Pacific coast valued at $500,000. On the way across the Mohave desert one of the cars was derailed at the foot of a heavy grade. A fire broke out and the en tire train was saved from destruction by breaking open casks of wine and dashing the contents on the flames, while bales of silk were opened and the rich fabric thrown across the burning wood, smothering the flames. Utah has 350,000 inhabitants, but is unfit for admission as a state because the Union cannot afford to be dis graced by Mormonism. Idaho has less than 100,000 inhabitants, of whom as large a proportion are Mormons as in Utah, but Mormonism is no disgrace there, because Idaho is Republican and Utah is suspected to be Democrat ic. Why not be honest and say' out right, territories are admitted because they are Republican and excluded when Democratic ? The Minnesota Farmers' and Arti sans' Alliance held a state convention at St. Paul on Thursday and nomi nated a full independent state ticket. As all the candidates are ex-Republicans and the ticket will be mainly voted for by former Republicans, and as both the Democratic and Republi can party will have tickets or their own in the field, this nomination is re garded as decisive that the Democrats must carry the state at the next elec tion. A few weeks before the census takers began the regular census the citizens of Elm Grove, W. Va., thought to enu merate their population preparatory to incorporating the town. The fol lowing Is the remarkable result: Num ber of males over 21 years of age, 14S; number of females under 21 years of age, 148; number of females over 16 years of age, 14; numoer or remaies under 10 years of age, 148; grand total, 592. "While passing along a street in Pes Moines the other day," relates the St. Joseph JYeH, "Constable Allen no ticed a woman digging in a garden and turning up peculiar looking vegeta bles. After ?he had loaded her apron and left the scene the constable went over and did a little digging on his own hook, unearthing several gallon Jugs of whisky." The Natural Bridge, Virginia prop erty, has been sold to a Massachusetts olid" Virginia syndicate for $200,000. for Infants and Children, CatrU la to weU dpted to ehlMmi that I Cutori enrwi Colic. Ooaattptfoa, I record ,t M auperio, to J prcnpUoo uj ' iTo. . taowlome." B. A. Abjcbie, II. D., I mlon. W8Oif'f4 fit, Brooklyn, X.Y. Without tojurtom wtAVatkm. Tb Ccntacb Company, 77 Hum; Street, N. T. u . --mux in' i i .yii M m Your Grocer Sells it. MAKES WASHING VERY EA5Y1 and Weight. Tnjee little Maidens.. Mi fx rot la IDC w&u, 'hade oby N.K.FA1 RBANK & CO. CHICAGO The Walter A. DIRECT DRAFT from the cutting line to the horees shoul der. INDEPENDENT FLOATING FINGER BAR, which is pulled, not pushed. Perfect Pitman Crank ; seven degrees of tilt to Finger Bar. Absolutely no Neck Draft. The easiest Mower on man and team. Sold only by JORDAN & HAMILTON. J. E. PORTER -LOCATED AT- 115 MAIN ST., OTTAWA, Has a full stock of Latest Style Farm Implements, New style Planter best in the world. Daly Adjustable Harrow. Steel and Wood Beam Old Ground Plows. Something new in Cul vators. Seeders of Latest Patterns. . I repair all kinds of Farm Implements. New Shears put on old Ground Plows. Cultiva tor Shovels polished. Binders and Mowers overhauled and made almost as good as new. GIVE ME A CALL At 115 Main Street, where I have a full stock of Hardware. FLY N ITS CHEAP AND STRONG. other Myles 5-A Net. prlc to auit all. W. AY RES SOSS. PHILADELPHIA. Sold by U dealers. SANTA CLAUS SOAP, TSfaqaWQialiM Ae crying Wood Mower MOTHERS , FrIEHD Child Wmi . . MHTIirP 3J'iCHIU)4 VA0F1ELD REGULATOR Cd MM 1M nam