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Lock and ICscellaiieous. KNOXVILLE, APRIL 1, 1875. Jieilei'onUine F. D. Boyer. Dallas P. Bucklew. English Set..-. J. H. O. Warren Columbia. Spring $'V000 o s i e s Ked Rock JE. W. Starr. ri»aaautviite» R. T. Elson. A i ilea D. P. Cat heart. Wheeling .. John Poison. ...... W. VanausdaL cat P. 0...~. Marysville. I i .......... (tut*port Hamilton........... Otiey J. R. Brobst. D.T. Durham. 8. R. Foster. Theo. West. ..... A. N. Reed. pertom H&med above, art mar OQtntt in Ihtir Hm trsi1 UxMiliet. and art auth'rued to take iuhi*r*phJtt fur tHt JOUBSAL, and rt'tivt and forward m'jiuf, tnHhiut rrptnie or trout! of writing up"n I He part r,f vtinmbtrt. tfe thaU promptly lend reetiplt to lubtcri i*rt ill amnu ,lt paid to nvr Ofnti and hop* to be rtmad'A immtdviUlg af any failure. Last Call! RAILROAD MEETINGS!! Will be held at the follow ing School Houses, in Knox- O ville township Monday eve ning, April 5th, 1875 Brownlce's, Buck-Eye, Burr-Oak, .Bunker Hill, "Elm Ridge, v. Fairvic.v, Fee's, Georgia, Highland, Lincoln, Liberty, Maple Grove, Pleasant Grovs, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Ridge, Rising Star, Salem, Scoti, Sumpter, Hill, Victory, Washington. be tho last day. Let the people rally and every wan fall into line. Otae pull altogether and the road will lo ours. We must not let it fail and lose what we have already done. Let as report next week from $1,000 to subscribed at each of these meetings, and then suc cess will be assured. $2,000 from each of the 22 districts will make up the balance re quired. MAKYtsviLivE offer* to raise $25,000 for railroad if it will come that way. WE HAVE good authority for say ing that a party in a neighboring town proposes to come to Knoxville with a $10,000 stock of books as soon a* theauccoss of our railroad project is assured. DRESSMAKING. Miss. Clelsnd, Mnnluamaker, prusonts card on 4th page thi* week. She proposes 4o do rutting fitting and making in best and latest styles on short notice and reasonable terms. Robinson St., one door oast of Tremont Mouse. RAILROAD matters occupy so much of our space this week that WH are compelled to omit a number of letters and much other matter that would otherwise have appear ed. Hear with us friends until the success of our railroad enterprise is assured, and we will give more tention toother matters. at 1*BB80NAL.—Mr. L. D. Burch, western traveling editor of the Chi e^igo Commercial Advertiser, made a brief call at this ofliceyesterdny. Ho sis now on a lay tour across the continent, jund is writing up lor his puper the Des Moi a valley from Keokuk to "Fort Dodge. Ho is favorably irn irased with our county and will give his opinions in print. We hope to hie report before our waders V*o n. Go TO ROTKAFBI-LOW'S to buy do Tar seed. Big stoek on hand| SOLOMON IIIOH, one of otrr GFAB stantial farmers has Bold his farm six miles southeast of town, and will go west to »eek a new home In Oregon, starting some time in May. DAWSON A JACKSON Meat Markets north and south eides of square. New •outh side Market three doors from east corner. Highest cash prices paid for butchers' stock. 8*wiim MACHINES repaired, ma ehlnes readjusted, and new parts fur nished for any machine, by J. E. Hodge also attach men ts and needles. Office at residence, first house north of Bnssing's Mill, Knoxville. (30tf) Ou* TIME is SHORT.—Next Mon day the time allotted U8 in which to raise the amount required of us to secure our railroad will have expired. We have no assurance of any exten sion. Chariton has offered the Quin cy St. Paul Company $150,000 to build their road by way of that plaoe. If we fail to come to time the compa ny will look in that direction. Shall we have the road, or shall We let it go around us MILNER 4 PALMER have received their spring and Bummer goods. They have a large stock of peioe goods at lower prices than ever. THE DEMAND for farms and town property is increasing having been away from home all winter, my list Is too small. I want at least 100 farm* and a full list of town property to supply the demand. If you want to sell now is your time come in at once and leave the description with me. Remember there is no cost unless it is sold. Central Iowa Land Ollice. (40 tf) E. F. SPERRY, ag't. Is report la current that a proposition has been received here from reliable parties at Pel la to raise In that place $15,000, or 20,000 if necessary, in stock to help mako up Ouj $!,000 for tho railroad, if our Company will plodgo that no depot shHil be established in the western part of Clay township. Although we should be glad to have any help that Pel la might bo willing to tender On any honorable terms, we hope our Company will give no consideration to any such proposal an this. MILNER & PALMER have Just recei veda large stock of men's aud boys, tlothing, and will sell at prioes that will defy competition, BrLXCED.—The persons below named have procured marriage license in this county since March 1st: James Farris to Rosa una Stubba. Scott Copulaud to E MeMicken. Jacob Brl«mcr to I'letjo de lioer. F.ber Parish to Sarah E Pervin. 11 Hendershott to Jennie Hill. vander Oevor to Santje Hurgraaf. Alexander Johnson to Amelia Wolf, ti Leu/.tnger to Ann Conn. J'titer van Otter to Maria Honzelrett. Simon Iloe to Lournna tiistlu. (Jerret Visser to Mary Shippers. VV Rinehart to Amanda Neifert. Edward Petty to Amanuel Heeni. Virgil Foster to ('intliia Cooi'xtr. Hrewer to Rebecca Howman. W Keeler to Lydia Kimmell. \V K Elliott, to Haiah Carpenter. Aldert Popma to Mienvje Dingemans. Emanuel l1' Minniek to Mnry Coon. W van der Horst to May den Burger. Simeon LUCHN to Rebecca McCoy. N N Stublis to Lucy leveUnd. Rfclph Arnold to Charity Prickett. Arie Scharkel toAdrisna Kamp. 'Benjamin Holingsworth to CM Clark. aA Ktott to Rebeet a Ward. HteveiiHon to K A E Lackey. AuiO* Harritt to E V Legrand. PrBTjc RAI.K.—Solomon High, on his farm six miles southeast of Knox ville, Friday, April 2, one pair mules, fresh cow, young cattle, hogs, corn, reaper, farming implements,' house hold furniture, etc. Nine months credit. ONE EVENING last week, as ayoung gent was pleading his cause in low whlapering, loving words, to a fair damnel of Joues town, the eoupla was somewhat startled by hearing foot •steps, as if some one was approaching the door. In breathless silence they waited the eourd of the feet was heard to pa^s the Bide of the houee. Then the young mau proposed to go out aud see who it was, but th» young lady throwing her arms around his neck begged of hitu uot to go. lie then wanted to look out of the wiudow, but she would not listen to that, atill clinging to hie neck, and he could not resist her pleading aud loving embrace. Time Sew quickly, and ha took hla leave. After bidding the lady gc*d- bye, be concluded he would look around and see what he could discover. Going to the coruer of the house h« saw—a calf. A few moments after the gent's departure the footateps were agaiu heard by the lady ateathily she crept to the wiudow aud drawing the curtain to one aide, she saw the cat/ walking slowly around the houuu. That young man haa not beeu em braced by loving arms siuce, aud if he says ''footsteps is In danger of be ing choked tu death* X* THI iiATEBT BFFYLN ©f hate and caps at Miiner 4b Palmer's. KRUCK & ELY have just received a new supply of glassware. Call and examine goods and prices. GABDKX PLOWING.—J. A. Phillips will plow gardens. Leave orders at south side barber shop. SPBLLINO SCHOOL.—The Busy Bee Sewing Circle, composed of misses over ten and under fifteen years of age, will have a spelling school at the M. E. Church, next Wedne»day even ing, April 7th. The programme will embrace spelling matches, dialogues, music, etc. Admission ten cents. All are Invited to attend. SEVERAL stock and grain dealers of Pel la, as we understand, propose to come to Knoxville and permanently locate for business if we secure our railroad. They admit that a very large portion of their trade (not less than one-half), comes from this aide of the river. Two of the leading firms, report says, will build elevators here if the road comes. EsttiAY HORSE.—Mr. J. H. Smith, two miles east of Knoxville, has re cently taken up an entray horse sorrel, blaze face, about six years old, about 16 hands high, weight near 1000 pounds, smooth shod all round. The horse came to the neighborhood of Mr. Smith's Wednesday morning, March 24th, with a bridle on, and had apparently been ridden from a dis tance. This statement Is made gra tuitously for the benefit of the ua~ kuowa owner. A NEW WONDER.—The large amount of glassware and groeeries /daily sold at Kruck & Ely's grocery aud queensware store, south aide of Public Square. MONEY WANTED, by J. R. Duncan, from every one who is indebted to him, by account, note or judgment. To any one who will call and settle the amount due from them within .10 days from date, a very liberal deduc tion will be made, as Mr. Duncan needs the money. Please oall at once, and save trouble and costs. (42-43) E. F. SPEBKY, Ag't March 24,1875. OFFICE OF DRS. AKDERY A BHIN NTCK, Physlclsns and Surgeons, first door south of B. E. Corner of Square. Special attention paid to Chronic dis eases aud diseases of women and chil dren, all calls answerd promptly day or nighfe .«'J(38 tf) A PATRNI AT PLKABANTVILI/E.— J. S. Harper, late editor of the Mon roe JftTd/d, is preparing to issue a weekly newspaper at Pieasantvilie, this county, and will give the peoplo of that vicinity a good local organ. The Enquirer will be its name, as we learn from a brief note from the editor asking an exchange, to which requost we gladly accede. Mr. II. has probably started more newspa pers than uny other man In Iowa. May he achieve success in this his latest venture. lie does not tell us when ho will issue his initial num ber. We wait to welcome the En quirer to an honored place in the ranks of Marion county journalism. Bro. Harper, here is our FARMERS, keep your accounts. It will be the means of so systematizing your busine^H as to give you au accu curate knowledge of its every depart ment, thereby saving you time, trouble and expense. Buy a Farmers' Account Book. For sale at this ollice. ACCIDENT.—Frank Dickeroen, a young man living two nitlec south of town, was thrown from a horao on Tuesday of this week, aud had a shoulder dislocated and leg broken just above the ankle. Dr. Seoles gave the needed surgical service and left the young man in oonditlon favor able to recovery. A CARE IN POINT.— Mr. It. McClure, a farmer of this vicinity, says he lost over $20 on a lot of seven hogs sold lately by not having u rail road to Knoxville. The river waH impassable, so that he could not get his hogs across when he wanted to sell, and when he could have obtain ed $6.f)0 per cwt. at Pel la. When took his hogs to market the price wa&- down and he was forced to sell at *£.60. CLOSING OUT BALE —The entire stock of books, stationery, pictures and frames, window curtains, pocket knives, toys aud fancy g*ods, etc. etc., at Brobst's book store will bo offered during the next throe weeks at actual cost. This is not to sell out old stock. Everything is new and in good condition. I intend to quit business, and will sell my entiie stock at a&critice. All persons owing me will please call arid settle ac counts. AXJBXKT &T. BBOBST*. 43-44 \l MB. PAIKB, of Bloomfleld, Davis county, called at our sanctum last Monday In company with Mr. A. J. BrlggSi and in conversation in refer ence to our railroad enterprise, said we could not afford to let the project fail even if the amount required of us were twice $88,000. He said that the first railroad built to Bloomfleld de manded $120,000. Their town had then hardly a single painted dwelling, and the county had little more than half Its present population and wealth. They went to work however, raised what they could In town and then went to the country and took subscrip tions among the farmers, insisting that all should do something, though the amount from each might be small. After a hard, long and persevering effort the $120,000 bonus was secured, the railroads came, other railroads fol lowed, and now the town is up with other county seats adjacent, farmers are prospering, and all are reaping annual returns of 100 per cent, upon the amount invested to secure their railroads. There is a lesson in this for this community. Shall we heed such lessons We find them In the history of every county and county seat about us. Shall we profit by these examples, or shall we let our present opportunity fail and do without a road for the next two or five years, while we pay for one Indirectly every year? Farmers, what say you? Almost one-half the amount required to secure our road has now been subscribed by residents of the town of Knoxville. The balance of $44,000 we shall have in town before our day of reckoning April 5th—has passed. You will be benefitted as much as we. Will you not each come to the rescue? Help us and help us notv. MILNER & PALMER are making nice suits to order, in the latest styles, at from $16 to $20. CENTENARIAN.—M. Forsyth, fath er of T. and Wesley Forsyth, celebrated the one hundredth anni versary of his birth-day in Clay township last Saturday. We have not learned the particulars. Later.—From the Blade we learn that the celebration was also a reu nion of descendants and relatives of John Forsyth, at the residence of his grand eon, W. K. Rouze. Mr. F. was able to preside and walk about with only the aid of a cane. The Blade's arttcle is too long for our space this week, but we shall give it in full in our next issue. GEORGE SMITH, five miles north of town, is preparing to build an addi tion to his residence, 10x22, 1} stories. LAND SALE.—E. F. Sperry has re cently Bold 100 acres of wild land In Union township, owned by H. N. Peck, of New York, to J. C. Guy, of Ui ion township, for $2,000. Mr. G. proposes to improve at once. Horace Powers, of Knoxville township bought a few days since, of J. E. Neal, through E. F. Sperry, agent, 18 acres of timber, 2} miles orthwest of Knoxville. Price $250. NEW DWELLING.—J»««B Welch, is putting up a new dwelling on his farm just west of town. The main building will be 22x28, 1$ stories. It will have a H. N. JAMBA is building a black smith and wagon shop on Main street one block weat of Public Square, The building is 24*40, two stories. CHARITON has offered $150,000,, we understand, to the Quincy A St. Paul Company to build the road by way of that city in case we /ail to raise the amount required of as by next Monday evening. ALTOGETHER, we have expended already on the A. K. A D. Railroad nearly $100,000. Now, shall we lo*e all this, together with the $60,000 now pledged, or shall we add a few thousands to the amount and get the road J. M. Joww, proprietor y kh back addition, kitchen and wood-house, of 12x'il,aud porch in front 6x22. Sloan & Bnodgraas have the contract for carpenter work, and will complete it by May 1st. STILL THEY COMB to buy goods where the best bargains can be had The store of Kruck A Ely la the place. South Bide of Square. His WEDDING SUIT.—Hestood on h'fl head In the height of his glee, his joy was the cause of the act, (y,r arrayed in a stylish new suit was he, a strange undeniable fact. Such an elegant coat I no tailor he knew, could fit it more stylish and trim, and the fit was so perfect you'd thought/vhat it grew on the back of tho man like his skin, He got it so cheap but you'd see at a glance, that th& style and tha goods were the lv»st, eud it made such a match for elegant pauttf, and the nobbiest kind of a vest. But the beautiful trousers of delicate hue I Oh, his smile, it spread clear round his head. As ho /lanoed at the mirror his beauty to view, new cjad from hie faet to his head. The nobbieot. neatest, mo-it perfect in fit, most stylish and cheap ent to boot oh, the tailors would have to just git up and git to make anything like bis new suit. Such a handsome spriug overcoat too, Just the thing, to render his outfit com plete, and he stood there arrayed in •ostutne for spring, new, elegant, stylish and neat. At the place where he got his good raiment, he knew there were piled on the shelves plenty more, and they'll sell as good clothing as cheaply to yoty at A Palmer's cheap store. of the Woolen Mills in this city, has been offered a bonus of $3,000 to remove his machinery to another town, where they have a railroad. DR. A. L. STEVENSON, a full-fledg ed M. D. and a very genial gentleman has recently located for the practice of medicine at Attica, this county. The JOURNAL stated a few weeks ago that he had located at Otley, but now recalls and admits a mistake. We hope the Dr, will be received in his new field with the liberal favoife and patronage he deserves. He de tests quackery, and so do the people. DEALERS here tell us that eggs are worth in Knoxville 2A cts per dozen less, average the year round, than on the railroad. This 2} cts. farmers lose for lack of a railroad. On butter the loss will average 2} cts. per pound. On poultry the loss is 2 cts. per pound. In fact there has been no market here this winter for the last named article, while at the railroad towns the prices have been good. Mr. Cleland, one of our dealers in these articles is not now buying at all, because he cannot ship and compete with the railroad towns, it being impossible to get his produce to the railroad in consequence of the oondition of the river and roads. THE DEMOCRAT publishes this week the list prepared for and published In the JOURNAL last week, and repub lished in our colums with corrections this week, showing who are the heavy tax-payers in Knoxville township, the amount upon which each has paid or will pay taxes for last year, the amount subscribed for the railroad by each individual, and the percent, of each subscription upon the assessed valuation of the property of the indi vidual where the valuation reaches $1,000 or nearly that figure, as shown by the tax books of 1874. One or two remarks in the DcmocraCa editorial preface, are worthy of mention here. We do not refer to them for any other purpose than to correct some misap prehensions. Mr. McCormack doubt less thought he was oorrect in saying that the statement was "prepared by Mr. Barker of the JOURNAL, and pub lished in that paper at the request of the Directors of our railroad compa ny." This is only partly true. The Directors did not request the publica tion, and do not wish to beheld re onsible for it iu any sense. Some of hem doubted the propriety of giving he list as it was given, «nd nil object ed except upon the understanding that the editor of the JOURNAL shouid assume the eutire responsibility, which we did, and so stated. Those of the Directors and officers with whom we have conferred upon the subject agree with us now as to the propriety of publishing the list, though iu a few cases apparent injus tice may be done to individuals. Again the Democrat says: Iu some cases, we are Informed, the old stock shares held by suheorih-' ers are credited to them in this state ment, whilst in other case* they ur* not. The ouiy effect this twist ban to make some person's per cent, ap pear larger that! it really iu, beoituse in no cuse can the stock shares re ferred to bo counted iu the $&tt,000 to be rinsed." Here an explanation fs doe: The "old stock shares" referred to are held by the members of th% A. K. A D. Company, and must be held by these or some other persons in order to m&intain the organization. The following persons bold these shares, eom|x)se the company, are each obli gated to pay $100, aud will be entitled to certificate of stock therefor just as thoae will be who now subsoribe: Knoxvtfls Tuwr\*h'ip.—James Math ews, John Gamble, O. E. Con well, Ueorge Kruck, M. Cherrie, J. K. Ca sey, H. J. Heoles, F. C. Barker, O. D, Ayros, F. Chriatofel, J. G. Iiockafel law, Wra. M. Stone, A. W. Collins, J. H. Cloe, D. T. Coats, A. Hamrick, W. A. McKeo, Wm. Bussing, C. G. Brobst, 8. K. Bellamy, Thne. McMil U u, D. Overton, J. W. Keefer, James Taggart, I. A. Bonnell, 8. Heberliug, E. Baker, Manly Clifford, A. B. Miller, J. S. Cunningham, E. H. Amos, W. Boyle, John M. Jones, J, P. Kelly and A. D. Wetherell. Liberty J^owmhip.—Til. 8. Knight, 8. H. Young, J. R. Btroup and M. W. Gortner. Plfanant Qrato.—Miles JorJun and P. H. Davis. Warren Couttfy.—A. Guthrie, J. C. S. Wasaon, A. J. Duncan and M. A. Dashiel. Albia. —J. ft. Townsand. These persons have already paid fifteen per cent, upon their stock, la cash, and are liable to an additional assessment of five per cent, every 30 days until the full amount of SlOOis paid by each. These forty-six stock holders are the only men from whom the cash can be collected to p»y the current expenses of the company, right of way, etc. They are willing to bear this burden alone, if they muft, in order to keep up the organi zation and secure a road, and we gav# them credit in the list aceordinglyt except in case of such as had not given any additional subscription. Now the editor of the Democrat, aud any other person who wishes, may join the com pnny any day, and help pay the cash assessments. There are only fl*e 0 these stock-holders in the list as the Democrat publishes It, who have not subscribed in addition to their old stock notes, and only these five were not credited. That the amount of these is not counted on the $8.8,000 la true, but the cash must come upon them as faet as it is needed to pay cur rent expenses of the company, wheth er we get the road or not, and to pay for right of way, eto., at the rats of five per cent, every thirty days, when the work upon the road begins. The men who not only cling to the company and pay its expenses with out hope of reward other than all ex pect from the building of the road, but sign additional notes, are entitled to credit for all the notes they have given. Now the Democrat man might have given these facts, but preferred to accuse us of dishonesty by intimating that there was a tuHst" in the matter to make some person's per cent, ap pear larger than it really is." If he can help the cause along in this way we are glad of it. We can bear his flings with the utmost cheerfulness if a single subscription to the road can be secured thereby. We want the rail road, and shall organize no quarrel with our neighbor McCormack cr any other man until the question is settled. Mac. is a little cross-eyed sometimes, and don't love us very ardently, and we don't want him to, but he wants the railroad built at as early a day as possible, and is doing everything he can to that end, and has given his note In a very liberal amount. If every other man in this community would come up to the line of duty aa well and promptly as has our very dear friend McCormack, we should hear the snort of the iron horse by the lit of September next. City Convention. COUKT HOUHE, March 27,1875. Convention met pursuant to pub lished call. Organized by calling Larkln Wright to the chair, and electing 0. H. Bob* ineon, secretary. On motion the chair was author ized to appoint two tellers, and ap pointed J. N. Davis and I. M. Wil son. The chair having announced that nominations were Jr. order, Joseph Brolwit, Geo. Crozier, G. K. Hart and E. It. Hays were presented as candi dates for nomination to the office of Mayor. On motion ofj. A. Bonsel, II WM determined that the nominee for each ofllce shall be the person re ceiving a mtyority of all the volet cast. ca- On motion of E. F. Sperry, the following resolution was adopted: v JU'Holred, That the acceptance of a nomitmlion from this convention will be considered iw a pledge, n the p«rt of each candidate, to uee his be«k efforts to sustain the present anti license, unti-saloon ordinances of the city and support all measures that tend toward temperance and good lordor. On the second ballot Joeeph Brobst having received a majoiity of all the votes cunt was declared the nominee for Mayor. On motion of E. R. Hays, his nom ination was made unanimous. I. Mershon, G. G. Marshall, A. D. Shope, W. W. Burri*, L. A. Linville, Geo. Bebee, L. L. Pollok and Prof. Roberts were named ae candidates for nomination to the o£ke of City Marshal. After several ballots which failed to reoch a nomination, on motion of L. A. Li iviile, G. G. Marshall was nominated by acclamation. The following candi iatee were nominated by acclamation: For City Treasurer, K. Baker for City Recorder, W. K. liigg /or A® sessor, J. R. BrtMlerick. The convention tlu^n resolved itself into ward meetings for the purpose of nominatiiig aldermen. The ioliowing c.iuUiuates were re ported by the chairmen of their re* spective ward meetings: First Ward—I). T. Coats, E. H. Booth. Second Ward—J, N. Davie, Larkia Wright. Third Ward~D. W. Dukes, Henry Phelps. On motion, L. Wright, I. A. Bon sel and E. D. Young were made ft central committee tot the ensuing yeur. On motion, convention adjourned 9 hie die. L. WRIGHT, Chairman. C. H. ROBINSON, Seo'y. DIE WILLIAMS—At his residence near Bed Rock, Iowa, March 24, of lung feV*T» Noah Williams, aged 61 years.