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BLANKS
Foreign
Cchool, Blank
JOB PRINTING.
THE
Letter and Note Heads
OF ALL KINDS AT
"BULLETIN"
JOB FEINTING OFFICE!
BLOOD'S BUILDING-, INDEPENDENCE.
EVERY DDSCRIPTION
Tot)
"BULLETIN" OFFICE.
Attorneys' Briefs
PRINTED AT SHORT NOTICE AT
"BULLETIN" OFFICE.
IT IS Till:)
34-1 y
OF
LEGAL, COMMEBCIAL MS MISCELLANEOUS
PRINTING
EXECUTED WITH PROMPTNESS, IN FIRST CLASS STYLE AND AT
LOW KATES.
"BULLETIN" OFFICE.
Bill Heads and Statement*
BULLETIN OFFICE.
ENVELOPES
N E W
AMEEI CAN
Sewing
MACHINE.
ONLY MACHINE IN THE
WORLD
THAT USiiS IT.
Its advantages are that it can be threaded with
ease in the dark as well as by daylight, the thread
drawing immediately to its j)lace, requiring 110
adjusting of the tension. The upper thread on
this machine is threaded with equal ease, and is
more easily operated than any other Shuttle Ma
chine the world ever saw.
IN INFINITE VARIETY AT
SEWING MACHINES.
TLXIS is TLAE
Self-Threading Shuttle
"BULLETIN" OFFICE.
Cards, Circulars.&c.,
IN BEST STYLE AT
"BULLETIN" OFFICE!
Tiie "New American" Sewing Machine
It is tie lightest running
Never breaks tie thread
(Has self-threading shuttle
JM-setting needle!
'The most durable!
Bfst Macliinc for Family Purposes
There is 110 machine which is so easily 'earned,
and which so well combines lightness and dura
bility. Sold at moderate price and on terms so
easy as to be within the reach of all. Every IIIP
chine warranted for live years.
S. M. OSGOOD,
«A-grerLts "\77p"a,:n-tecL-
J. S.
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Agent.
McKENNEY, Manager,
Offiee and Salesroom. 244 Wabash-av., Chicago, 111,
,riJ GRAND PRIZE
-4 M:S:BU
CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 18M
AS THE BEST FAMILY SEWING MACHINE.
Its competitors receiving only an award for some special feature of their machines.
HE Worltawi
Wilson Shuttle Sewii Machine
Has Unlimited Capacity to do all kinds cf Family Sewing and Manufacturing,
ITS PATENT AUTOMATIC "CUT OFF" OH tlic liand wheel prcyents the ma
chine from running backwards, a sl obviates the necessity of taking the work
from the machine to w ind thread 021 the bobbins, which must be done with all
other Sewing Machines, to the great annoyance of the operator, especially in
tucking, hemming and mOIing. It docs one-third more work in a given length
of time than any other Sewing machine.
WITH EVERY MOTION of the FOOT the MACHINE MAKES SIX STITCHES.
Three Wilson Machines will do as much work is cno day as four other Machim
It requires no special instructions to use it an Illustrated Direction Book is
furnished with each machine.
IT CANNOT GET OUT OF ORDER, AKD THE ADJUSTMENTS ARE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
A properly executed Certificate is furnished with each machine, guaranteeing
to keep it in repair, freo of charge, for live years. Machines sold on easy
terms of payment, and delivered, free of charge, at any Railroad Depot in tho
United States where we have no Agents.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue. #5* Agents Wanted*
For fUll particulars address
WILSON SEWING MACHINE CO.
°27 Broadway, NEW YORK NEW ORLEANS, LA. or, CHICAGO, ILL.
B. W. PHELPS, Agent for Buchanan €0., Independence.
MERCHANT TAT LOU.
"Wm. IFE-W",
MERCHANT TAILOR
IS NOW LOCATED ON THE
SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET, OVER LAWTON POSTS DRY
(SOOl)S STORE,
Independence, Iowa.
A FULL LINE OF
&
Domestic Cassimeres,
Suitings, Vestings, &c.,
Always on Hand and Made to Order in the Latest Styles.
HOOKS AXI) STATIONERY.
S. ^W^QO-OIsrER,
DEALER
IN
and
Miscellaneous
Stationery, •A.rfo'u.m.s,
Pocket Boooks, Photographs, Toys and
WALL PAPER AND WINDOW SHADES,
Waggoner's Block, No. 38 Main Street, Independence, Iowa.
Jtt»rSpecial attention paM to Orders for Books, Periodicals or Sheet Music,
gchool Books furnished to Dealers at List Prices,
I
Books
Notions,
*w,
^GRICTTLTUAL
v,,
The reading columns on tliis page will be de
voted, mainly, to topics pertaining to FARMand
HOUSEHOLD. The farmer readers ol' the ilULr
L.ETIN are requested to write for it.
Grange Directory.
PRAIRIE GROVE GKANGE, No. 413. -Meets
at the Sheridan School House, Monday even
ing, on or before the full moon, each month.
House, llazlcton Township.
T. MESSENGER, Master.
G. M. NILLER,Sec'y.
BYON GRANGE, No. 887.—Meets at Justus
Durkec's, on Tuesday evening, on or after
full moon.
E. GLEASON, Master.
FRANK FOX, Sec'y.
American Association of Breeders of
Short Horns.
The following circular has been issued
by the Secretary of the above associa
tion
GREKNCASTLE, IND., Sept. 1,1877.
To the American Breeders of Short
Horns:
GENTLEMEN:—You are cordially in
vited to attend the sixth annual conven
tion of the American Association of
Breeders of Short Horns, at Lexington,
Ky., beginning Wednesday. October 31,
1.877.
The time of meeting, as will be obser
ved, has been set a month earlier than
heretofore in order to avoid the inclem
ency of the winter season, and to suit
the convenience of those who may wish
to attend. It is earnestly desired that
every member of the Association, as
well as every considerable breeder of
Short Horn cattle in the United States
and Canada, will attend and take part in
the proceedings. It is hardly necessary
to urge upon intelligent breeders the
great importance to the cattle-producing
interest of an association of this nature.
There are many questions connected
with the subject of cattle breeding that
can only be satisfactorily settled by the
assembled wisdom of those most nearly
concerned. Past conventions have en
deavored to deal with these questions,
but their efforts have generally been
frustrated by the smallness of the atten
dance, since it was deemed unwise that
a few should legislate for the many. A
large attendance at the conventions of
the association would create confidence
and insure a more ready acceptance of
their measures by the public.
Come out, then, breeders of America,
and let us have a convention that will
be an honor to the Association, and wor
thy of the great interest it represents.
A number of subjects have been se
lected for discussion, and the invitation
is lie re by extended to breeders to for
ward to the Secretary such questions as
they desire an expression of the conven
tion upon, or, if it is preferred, to pre
pare addresses to be read before the
convention.
The proprietors of the Phoenix and
St. Nicholas hotels have very kindly
consented to entertain all those attend
ing the convention at reduced rates.
Arrangements are also being made with
the railroads connecting with the Ken
tucky Central and other Kentucky
roads, for a reduction of fa're to breed
ers and others attending the convention,
of which due notice will be given.
The Board of Directors will meet at
the PhuMiix Hotel Tuesday evening,
October 30. at 7 o'clock. All proposi
tions to be submitted for their action
must be submitted to the Secretary on
or before the meeting. The committee
on resolutions will also meet at the same
time and place, and communications in
tended for that body may be sent to
the chairman, General Lucius Desha.
i# ». eiiJ&Aw^ii4 ,«•£,
A. WIIOTEN, Sec'y.
WINTHKOI* GRANGE, No. 166.- Meets at
Winthrop on Friday, on or before the full
moon of each month.
S. G. PIERCE, Master.
S. W. HICH, Sec'y.
WEST BUFFALO GRANGE, No. 1216-Meets
Tuesday, on or before full moon.
J. 1). UUSSELL, Master.
GREELEY GROVE GHANGE, No. 811.-Meets
on Friday evening, on or before full moon, at
Warehouse Hall.
W. BUNCE, Master.
P. B. SCHEMERHORN, Sec'v.
MIDDLEFIELD GRANGE, No. 528,-Meets on
Wednesday, on or before full moon.
B. DuBois, Master.
E. J. WIGG, Sec'v.
SUPERIOR GRANGE, No. 353.—Meets Satur
day, on or before full moon, at No. 8 School
Very Respectfully,
S. F. LocKKiixiE, Sec'y.
Farm and Draft Horses*,
The impetus given to breeding horses
for draft purposes by the importation
of Percheron-Norman and Clydesdale
horses into the country during the pa.^t
ten or fifteen years, has carried the en
terprise to ail extent which, at a glance,
is not discerned. But in traveling over
the country and observing the number
of such horses and their offspring of va
rious grades, showing unmistakable
marks of their origin, some idea of the
progress made in dissemminating this
class of stock may be obtained. The
superior quality of the draft horses seen
in our larger towns and cities is another
indication of the advance made in this
branch of stock raising.
It has not been very long since these
horses were very unpopular. Twenty
years ago they were the subject of much
ridicule in every neighborhood where
the few that had then been imported
were to be seen. The famous old "Louis
Napoleon" was the butt of the jokes
and gibes of farmers and horse men at
the time '"Charley" Fullington brought
him from France, and for some time
thereafter. Although the price of "in
surance" was but $10, his services the
first year extended to but three cases
outside of the use made of liim by his
owners indeed, it was not until his colts
began to show for themselves that the
value of this animal for breeding pur
poses was at all appreciated. It was
uot until then that the value of this
blood as a cross with our American
stock, began to be seen that it was just
the thing to give our horses greater size
as well as stamina, and make them more
serviceable for farm and other heavy
work. What a revolution has since ta
ken place in the views of farmers on
this subject! The popularity of this
class of horses has gone on increasing
until the capital invested in the busi
ness aggregates millions of dollars. Im
portations of Percheron-Norman and
Clydesdale stock are constantly being
made, ard the sales are annually increas
ing. A single instance will give some
idea of the magnitude to which this in
terest has grown. Mr. M. W. Dunham,
of DuPage county, in this State, made
sales during eighteen months preceding
October, 1875, reaching the enormous
sum of $1(50,(MM).
But notwithstanding that a great ad
vance has been made there are thous
ands of small and inferior horses for or
dinary farm work bred from year to
year, a vast number of farmers not
seeming to appreciate the benefit deriv
ed from raising better stock. We have
often pointed out the sacrifices that are
thus made of time and money in raising
common nondescript horses for farm
purposes. We do not intend to repeat
them now, but merely desire to say that
with the light, which the past throws
upon this nirtter it is passing strange
that any farmer can be found so blind
to his pecuniary interests as to persist
in raising inferior, scrub stock. Besides
being better in every way for farm work
there is a constant and growing demand
for this class of horses in the cities for
all heavy work. The express compa
nies, mail service, large mercantile and
manufacturing establishments that do
their own hauling require heavy horses.
Light and leggy animals are not wanted,
but the improved class obtained by
crossing with the draft breeds com
mands good prices and a ready market.
It is but a little while ago that we heard
of the purchase at one time of thirty of
this kind of horses for one of the large
wholesale firms of this city. Poor horse
stock is too unprofitable for anybody to
raise.— Western Rural.
Rye is an excellent soiling crop. It
may be sown at intervals from Septem
ber until the middle of November, in the
North, or later in the South. It should
be cut when headed out and in the milk.
It may be mown and cured as hay, if
thought proper, when it makes excellent
dry fodder, but it should be out ^*#9
chaff before being fed.
V^" Q-
Small Talk.
Few persons are aware of what an in
teresting harbor for a great many varie
ties of birds is a cluster of evergreens
near a house.
A good dressing for sore teats is to
apply clean, fresh lard with a few drops
or turpentine stirred into it. The teats
should be washed with warm water and
soap previously. Grease the teats ynd
wipe them off, before and after milking
Ashes are useful for any crop, from
roots to fruit. On newly seeded grass
land they often work wonders. They
may be used as a top dressing or put in
the hill or plowed or harrowed under.
They arc excellent for composts also.
For forcing early crops, guano, phos
phates and other quickly acting fertiliz
ers, when used in small quantities, may
do better. But, generally speaking ash
es will be far better for a standard man
ure.
Squashes, pumpkins and all that class
of vegetables require first, an absence
of light second, a dry temperature not
exceeding fifty-five or sixty degrees, and
third, to be so placed that one does not
come in contact with another. We have
.always had success in keeping them well
into spring by placing them in a cool,
dry chamber until freezing occurs, and
then removing them to a closet for safe
keeping over winter. Thus Hubbard
and other hard-shelled varieties may be
kept until 31
ay and even June. For use
until February, they will keep tolerably
well in a dry cellar placed on shelves.
Feeding cattle must in the future be
made an accessory of all grain or mixed
farming. Dairying, grain and cattle
raising, and special cultures, will un
doubtedly form the three chief divisions
of agriculture in the future. This is
made necessary by the course of events,
some of which are the gradual change
of the soil from its new condition to one
in which it must be fed systematic
and scientifically the increasing popu
lar demand for meat, dairy products,and
other choice domestic supplies, which
are needed in a community whose man
ner of life is improving year by year,and
also by the necessity of conducting our
industries in a very economical manner,
so as to meet the present active compe
tition.
In selecting seed corn, says the Agri
culturist. it has been frequently advised
that before corn is cut lip one should go
through the fields and pick out those
stalks which have borne two ears, for
future seed. This is very well if the
two ears are perfect ones, but we have
found it very rarely happens when one
stalk bears two ears that both ears are
large, -well filled out, and sufficiently
good to be kept for seed. It is not wise,
we think, to choose in this case the one
good car, and reject the poorer one,
simply because the good ear is a twin.
For there is a relationship between the
two cars, and it is the whole plant, and
not a part of its product only, that gives
a character to that product, We would
much rather take a long, sound, early
ripened, heavy, plump, and well-filled
ear, although it be a single one, than one
equally good, that has a poor nubbin on
the same stalk.
Describing a frost-proof stable the
Agriculturist says: It was immediately
over the basement, and had for one of
its sides the bank wall. This was point
ed with (Million t. The other sides were
made of tongued and grooved inch pine
boards and. battened the lumber well
seasoned and painted. The windows
and doors were close-fitting, and there
was no crevice left when the wind could
creep through. The trap doors through
which the manure was passed below,
were perfectly tight. We were sur:
prised at the agreeable temperature as
we entered the barn on a bitter cold
day. It seemed as if a stove or furnaco
must have been used in the building.
But the proprietor said that the animals
were the only stoves in use, and the
manure had hardly been frozen in the
zero nights. He spoke with great satis
faction of the economy of such a stable.
It saves greatly in fodder. All the hay
and grain that are used to keep up ani
mal heat in the open air in winter goes,
in such a stable, to the production of
flesh, fat and milk. The saving is about
one-third the value of the fodder con
sumed. The flow of milk is kept up,
and butter is made all winter.
Feeding for Beef.
Feeding cattle, says the American
Agriculturist, must ill the future be
made an accessory of all grain or mix
ed farming. Dairying, grain and cattle
raising, and special cultures, will un
doubtedly form the three chief divisions
of Agriculture in the future. This is
made necessary by the course of events,
some of which are the gradual change
of the soil from its new condition to
one in which it must be fed systemati
cally and scientifically the increasing
popular demand for meat, dairy pro
ducts. and other choice domestic sup
plies, which are needed in a community
whose manner of life is improving year
by year, and also by the necessity of
conducting our industries in a very eco
nomical manner, so as to meet the pres
ent active competition. All these
events, with others, to which we need
not refer, are combining to force fann
ers to feed live stock and make beef,
mutton, pork, poultry, of a high quality.
Grain must be grown. There must be
wheat, oats, barley and corn, to supply
the markets. But we can no longer
grow these in a haphazard, slip-shod
mannncr, but only in a regular skillful
rotation with grass, green crops and
roots interchanged, and liberal manur
ing is the first necessity of for all these.
We cannot afford to waste straw, chaff,
or fodder, nor can we sell roots in any
quantity, because of their bulk, and al-"
so for the reason that, except for feed
ing beeves, sheep, pigs and cows, no
body wants them. It is needless to ex
plain further to the fanner who has
gone through some years' experience in
growing grass and grains, how this ne
cessity is rapidly forcing him to change
his methods. There are some who have
adopted the new order of things, and
arc satisfied with the results there are
others, however, who not seeing, or re
fusing to perceive, the pinch they are
in, are going on in the old way, year_ by
year growing poorer, more dissatisfied,
and more given to complaining that
'farming don't pay any longer.' The
trouble is not in their business, but in
their poor management of it. We have
frequently spoken of the need for bet
ter work, for higher culture, for en
larged yields, and for the most econom
ical and skillful management. How to
reach these, is the point, that they are
necessary is nowhere disputed. We see
plainly, that it is only by choosing the
most desirable branch of fanning, suit
ed for particular soils, locations and
other controling circumstances, and
sticking to this bringing to the chosen
business all the study, skill, patience,
and capital that may be needed. We
emphasize capital, because without this
all the rest is unavailing. A farmer
without capital is a slave with it, he
has the means of utilizing all his other
forces or capabilities, to the utmost.
No man can be a farmer without suf
ficient capital, any more than he can be
a banker, a merchant, or a manufactur
er. A man may go on to the prairie or
into the woods upon a fresh homestead
with very little capital, and worry out a
poor living, but he sells himself to the
government for live years for this priv
ilege, and "for that time, until he has
the patent for his land in his hand, he
is not a free man, but is in bonds but
to go into the business of farming prof
itably, capital is needed. When the
particular branch is chosen, not from
fancy, because this will not do, for there
are dairy farms and grain farms, one of
which will not suit the other business
and there are milk farms and market
farms in the vicinity of cities, that can
be carried on nowhere else, and upon
which other sorts of farming will fail
but the kind of fanning to be chosen
must be" that which can be most profit
ably carried on under the circumstances
and in the locality. Grain growing and
mixed fanning, including the rearing or
purchasing and feeding of live stock,
must necessarily form the largest branch
of agricultural industry. As we have
said, the one cannot be conducted alone,
but must be assisted by the other. It
comes then to be a most important con
sideration what kinds of animals are the
most profitable to keep, and how they
are to be fed with the most profit. It is
evident, from a view of what is going on
in the live stock markets, that it cannot
pay to feed an animal that requires four
or five years to mature, nor one that will
not be extra in quality and of heavy
weight. No beef animal can now be
reared or fed with profit, that will not
reach a weight of 1,400 pounds at least,
at 30 months old. A grade Short-horn,
or Hereford steer, of 1,400 pounds at 2A
years old, will sell at $70 to $80, if not
more, and it is as certain as anything of
the kind can be, that for many years to
come the value of beef will not be less
than now The new foreign outlet for
meat secures this. Such animals as
these, fed skillfully in yards or pens,
with a moderate allowance of purchased
foods, that are always cheaply available,
such as bran, mill-stuffs, linseed or cot
ton-seed cake, with the roots and straw
grown upon the farm, will produce an
immense supply of the very best man
ure and if turned off on the market at
cost only, these animals will leave as a
profit sufficient manure to produce a
grain and root crop. This ought to sat
isfy a good farmer but there is more
profit in this business than that, though
many farmers may not be able to realize
more. The subject merely touched up
on here is broad, and we simply present
it as one to be thoughtfully studied.
The cost of the United States postal
service for the year ending Aug. 31st
was $15,757,000.
FOUNDRY.
STAR FOUNDRY
AND
Machine Shop!
All kinds of CASTINGS, including:
COLUMNS,
WINDOW CAPS,
SILLS,
LINTELS,
SU(iA It KETTLES,
CAST IRON FENCING,
SLEIGH SHOES and
FANCY WORK of all KINDS,
Together with General Jobbing and machine
work, IM pal ring, &c„ executed with the utmost
promptness, and in a satisfactory manner.
Prices, material and workmanship guaran
teed to be as satisfactory as at any establish
ment in Iowa. Foundry Fast Side,''near river.
FRANK MECOW, Prop'r.
MONEY TO LOAN.
MONEY TO LOAN.
On Improved Farms at S per Cent, in
Sums of $1,000 or Over.
Address, McCAN'N & CRAWFORD,
iU QIJE, IOWA.
N. B. In writing to us state the amount you
want to borrow, the numbers and description
of your land, and the nature anl extent of your
mprovcinents, the numbor ol' acres under cul
vat
ion an.l unlor fence. l:M3-3m
Money Loan,
ON iiii'itiivKi) ALOIS i\ SI MS OF S500 OR
OVKit,
A.T 8 PER CENT INTEREST.
Loans speedily effected. Anyone desiring a
loan will do well by applving, either in person
or by letter, to JiRI'CKART & NKY,
l^'-T-ly Independence, Iowa.
Money to
Loan.
In Sums to Suit Borrower.
RATES AS LOW AS ANY AGENCY.
Apply to ARCH C. SMITH.
Ollice of James Jamison, over 1st National
Rank. Independence. Iowa.
Money to Loan,
On Improved Farms or City Property In
Sums of $500 or Over,
At
per Cent Interest.
8
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Office over Tabor's Drug Store,
INDEPENDENCE, IOWA.
Money Loaned by
C. D. JONES,
The Insurance Man
FOR SALE.
A light, second-hand buggy, cheap. Also
bnilrtinjr tots in the vicinity of the old brick
school house, west side. Terms of payment
made verv easv. Inquire of
4'Mf (i. DICKINSON.
MEDICAL,.
)•. .I'OJSii tiiK PUBLIC.
B. C. M?IANFS
Celebrated American
O S E I I
iRMIFUGE.
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
i' 11 i cuunk'nance is pair and leadcn
ci loi eil, with occasional flushes, or
circumscribed spot oil one or both
cheeks the eves become dull the pu
pils dilate an azure semicircle runs
along the lower eyelid the nose is ir
ritated, swells, and sometimes bleeds
a swelling of the uppcrlip occasional
headache, with htimmingor throbbing
'•f the ear- an unusual secretion of
saliva sliiny or furred tongue breath
very foul, particularly in the morning
appetite variable, sometimes vora
cious, with a gnawing sensation of the
s.omach, at others, entirely gone,
Heeling pains in the stomach occa
sional nausea and vomiting violent
pains throughout the abdomen bow
els irregular, at limes costivc stools
slimy not unfrequently tinged with
blood belly swollen and hard urine
turbid respiration occasionally diffi
cult, and accompanied by hiccough
cough sometimes dry and convulsive
uneasy and disturbed sleep,witli grind
ing of the teeth temper variable, but
generally irritable, &c.
Whenever the above symptoms
are found to exist,
DR. C. M*'LANE'SVERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure.
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN MERCURY.
in any form it is an innocent prepara
tion, not capable o doing the slight
est injury to the most tender infant.
The genuine DU. MVLANE'S
FLEMING BROS,
wrapper. o:—
on the
DR. C. MCLANE'S
LIVER PILLS.
These Pills are not recommended as
a remedy for all the ills that llesh is
heir to," bill in affections of the liver,
and in all Bilious Complaints, Dys
pepsia, and Sick Headache, or dis
eases of thai character, they stand
without a rival.
A U E A N E V i i
No better cathartic can be used pre
paratory to. or after taking Quinine.
As a simple purgative they are un
equalod.
ilS'tYAlIK OF ilHJ'VVriOXS.
The genuine aro never sugar coated.
Each box has a red wax seal on tho
lid. with the impression Dn. M?
LANF/H
LIVER P.LLS.
Mae!I wrapper bears the signatures
of C.
M'.'LAN'
and
FI,I:MINU BROS.
Sold by all i'. speclable druggists
•lid :y wtor keopors generally.
JEWELERS.
C. F. HERRICK,
tLGIV
Watch-Maker
and
Jeweler
(.Established in Independence in IS.V .]
HYearsin
AVING the experience of Twenty-Seven
the business, (twenty years in this
cit y,) I feel confident in giving entire satisfac
tion.
All work entrusted to my care will receive
my personal attention. Thanking the public
for their liberal patronage in the past, I shall
endeavor to merit a continuance of the same.
I'Wttf c. F. IIEltltlCK.
Burnham
& Sherwood
Are now located in
WALLACE'S DRUG STORE,
INDEPENDENCE, IOWA,
Where they have the finest assortment of
WATCHES,
CLOCKS,
Silver and
JEWELRY,
—AND—
Plated Ware,
To be found in this cit v.
All kinds of Custom Work, including Engrav
ing, done on short notice and by an experienc
ed Workman.
recall and see their goods and ascertain
prices, whether you wish to purchase or not.
H. C. Happerfield,
JEWELER
AM' DKALKJt IN
WATCHES. 7,0
CKS,
JEWELRY, SILVER an,!
PLATED WARE,
SPECTACLES and
CUTLERY &c.
NO. as MAIN STREET,
And 1 am now doing business alone, and my un
divided attention will he paid to my business,
and all work left with me will be carefully and
promptly done and
WARRANTED!
P. S. Do not be misled as to where 1 am now
rc-lecated.
FOK SALE.
[Prom the Daily Drover's Stock Journal, Union
Stock Yards, Chicago.
Go West, Toung Man and Buy
a Farm.
If You can (Jot One Like This.
AN IOWA STOCK K.\HM FOU SALE.
I offer for sale my farm, southeast of Inde
pendence sixteen miles, improved as follows:
Twenty-two hundred rodsnew post and board
fence, thirty rods board jhedding, with well
and wind-mill in yard: three living springs,
furnishing water in every forty acres seeded
to clover and timothy, except sixty acres now
in corn: new live toil Fairbanks' scales: good
farm house and comfortable stable: half sec
tion prairie, sixty-five acres timber. Also four
hundred tons tame hay, three to eight thous
and bushels corn, one hundred and sixty shoats
and hogs, and twenty-two steers. Anil will
buy without commission, live hundred head
more: and will give immediate possession if
desired, and will make it a bargain for any that
wish such a farm.
My reason for selling is this: lam living in
Independence anil have no boys to run the
farm, and have to hire it all done, and am pay
ing 10 per cent, in money, and it is too much
and I have all I can attend to in stock at home.
Price of land per a
ere, $80 00
I lav, per ton, 4 00
Hogs, per 1(H) lts 4 5(1
Steers, per 100 ffis 2 SO
Corn, per bushel '.JO
Or will sell hay, corn, hogs and steers to be
fed on farm. Will furnish hand and team to
feed. Reference, First National Rank, Inde
pendence John U. Sherman, Snp't Union Stock
Yards, Chicago, also many of the Commission
men at the Cnion Stock Yards, Chicago. I will
answer any letter of iniiuiry. Land in section
~0, St, 7 100 roils from good School House, 10
miles from Illinois Central Itailroad. s miles
from liurlington V Cedar Uapids Railroad, 3
miles to a good nu 11 and good neighbors. Terms
for l'unii: One-third CASH, and balance on rea
sonable time at S per cent, interest.
W. A. JONES,
8 tf INDEI'ENDKNt'E, IOWA.
I S I I I A K
INSURE WITH
J0SLIN& JONES,
The Insurance Men.
INSURE WITH
Joslin & Jones,
The Insurance Men.
INSURE WITH
Joslin
VER­
MIFUGE bears the signatures of C.
MV'LANK and
& Jones,
ABSTRACTS OK TITLK.
HAVE YOU
GOOD TITLES?
BREWER BRO'S
Have now complete, nl'ter several years of
hard labor, Complete Abstract of all Titles
of all Real Cslalc In Ituchaiiiin County, la.,
and are prepared to give reliable information
relating to tlie same. There are many clouded
I itles. Are you sure yours is all right'! My get
ling an abstract from us you ciui ascertain.
"Keinember that our ollicc is in the Stone
Miillding, three doors west of tho Merchant's
Hotel, Independence, Iowa.
Look to Your Titles!
W. C. & J. B. DONNAN,
IIWNIiHS OF A
COMPLETE ABSTRACT
Of all Titles of l.ands and Village Lota in
Huchaiian Comity, Iowa,
Are prepared to give prompt attention and re
liable information relating to the title of any
real property in the county. Several thousand
acres of Wild Land and several
VALUABLE IMPROVED FARMS FOll
SALE
In different parts of the county. Also, a num
ber of Lots and Dwellings in tho city of Inde
pendence. E&~PenBions andaU Wads of War
Claims attended to promptly.
FOREIGN AD'S.
ESTABLISHED 1809.
IS. & i P. LACEY, Attorneys at Law,
529 Seve\ith-st., Washington, D. C.
Inventors.
We procure Patents in all
countries. No AT
TOH.VEY FKES IN ADVANCI-:. NO charge unless
the patent is granted. No fees for making pre
liminary examinations. No additional lees for
obtaining and conducting a rehearing. Special
attention given to Interference Cases before
the Patent Ollicc, Extensions before Congress,
Infringement Suits iti different States, and all
litigation appertaining to Inventions or Pat
ents. Send stamp for Pamphlets, giving full
instructions.
U. S. Courts and Departments.
Claims prosecuted in the Supreme Court of
the United States, Court of Claims, Court of
Commissioners of Alabama Claims, Southern
Cliiims Commission, anil all classes of War
Cliiims before the Executive Department.
Arrears of Pay and Bounty.
Oflieers, Soldiers and Sailors the late war, or
their heirs, are in many eases entitled to money
from the Government of which they have no
knowledge. Write full history of service and
state amount of pay and bounty received. En
close stamp and a full reply, after examination
will be given you without charge.
Pensions.
Alt Oflieers, Soldiers and Sailors wounded,
ruptured, or injured in the late war, however
slight, are entitled to and can obtain a pension.
U. S. General Land Office.
Contested Land Cases, Private Land Claims,
Mining, PriM'mption and Homestead Cases
prosecuted before the General Land Office and
Department of the Interior.
Land Warrants.
We pay cash for Mounty Land Warrants, and
we invite correspondence with all parties hav
ing any for sale, and give full and explicit in
structions where assignments are imperfect.
We conduct our business in separate Murcaus,
having therein the clerical assistance of able
and experienced lawyers, and give our closest
personal supervision to every important paper
prepared in such case. Prompt attention is
thus secured to all business intrusted to us.
Address
R. S. & A. P. LACEY, Att'ys,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Any person desiring information as to the
standing and responsibility of the members of
the firm, will, on request, be furnished with a
satisfactory reference in his vicinity or Con
gressional District. l:j-24tf
DOBBIN'S STABCI POLISH!
(HOW DA SHINE)
A GREAT DISCOVERY.
Uy the use of which every family may give
their linen that brilliant polish peculiar to line
laundry work. Saving time ami labor in iron
ing, more than its entire cost. Sold by grocers,
or will be sent postage paid receipt of :.'5cts.
Dobbins,BRO.&CoM13on
A -k your dealer for this Lamp. If he will not
Biip ily you, write to us for it. "It gives the light
Cf twenty candles, or one-third moro than any
other lamp of similar stylo (same size burner)
in the world the liirlit hi'inrj also, steadier oiid
every way more satisfactory.
AGENTS WANTED.
Goodyear's Pocket Gymnasium
ENDORSED BY TIIE BUST KM1
Tho lies'. C:ar!oie CrS
ton cf Physical Zxerato
CM i]eviscl for II. me
Practice.
JrtO.OOU in use l»v men,
women and chiMrcn.
I'SCMI standing,Mtlintf
or reclining.
Hundreds of graceful
movements.
For home, office,
sclioul.s hospitals.
Price List.-No. l.
for hihlren41«»*» wru.*%
No. 2, for rhil
dren to Q, $1.10. No. fnr Children 8 to $150.
Ko. 4, for Children 10 t.» 14. $1.30. No- 5, l:r and
Children 14 venrs find upwards,
for
tlemen of moderato strength. o. used by
Ladits, Children ur Gents. N»- f"' Gentlemen
Of extra stren-th. I- 50. Full -et. famill/ 1 ouch.
1 to 6) two 7's and two S's, $16.00. Nos. 7 and are
ttcd with a screw ev* and lt«-nk to attach to the wall
tlnor. A pair of "No. 7 *1.00), or S $5.00\ makft
complete (Jvmnasiutn and Health Lift, hent post paid
on receipt of price. Exclusive Agencies granted in
unoccupied territorv.
Exclusive rights to sell the Pocket Gymnasium afford
the largest possible returns for small investment*. Its
sale, are nearly universal wherever it i plaecd before
thopnhlio and its merits fully understood.
For illustrated descriptive circulars, terms &C.,ndurC8§
Goodyear Rubber Curler Co.j
r. o. Bois.iso. 607 Broadway, New York.
ni'BliKIt GOODS OK KVKRY DFSt'llIPTHiX.
THE SHOUT liOUX CATTLE
Heretofore known as "The Rnnnairc Herd,"
will be sold at Public Sale at Charles City, Iowa,
on the
10th Day of October, 1877,
at 12 o'clock, noon.
TERMS OK SALE. Twelve months' time at 10
percent, on all sums
over $100, approved paper.
Catalogues after Sept. 5th, 1ST7.
(iEO. B. FAIKFIELD.
L. P. Mum. Auctioneer. 5w7
V. & N.-W. It. K.
C. & N.-W.
LIITES.
T1IK OIICA(H) St NOKTH-WESTF.ltX RAILWAY
Embraces under one management the Oreat
Trunk Hallway Lines of the West aud North
west, and with its numerous branches and con
nections forms tiie shortest and quickest route
between Chicago and all points in Illinois, Wis
consin, Northern Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa,
Nebraska. California, tuui Ihu W tjolwru Terri
tories. Its
OMAHA & CALIFORNIA LINE.
Is the shortest and best route bet ween*
Chicago
ami all points in Northern Illinois, Iowa, Dako
ta, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, 1'tah, Neva
da, California, Oregon, China, Japan and Aus
tralia. Its
OUICAUO, ST. P. &
MINNEAPOLIS LINE
Is the shortest line between Chicago and all
points in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota,
and for Madison, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth
ami all points in the great Northwest. Its
LACKOSSK, WINONA
GKKKN BAY
Tho Insurance Men.
Is the old Lake Phore route, and is the only one
passing between Chicago and Kvanston, Lake
Forest, Highland Park, Waukegan, ltacine,
Kenosha and Milwaukee.
Pl'LLMAX PALACE DltAWlNt! ROOM CARS
are running on all through trains of this road.
This is the ONI.Y I.INK running these cars be
tween Chicago and St. Paul and Minneapolis,
Chicago and Milwaukee, Chicago and Winona,
or Chicago and (irecn Hay.
Close connections are inaile at Chicago with
the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, Michigan
Cent ral, llaltiinore\ Ohio, Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne
& Chicago, Kankakee Line and Pan Handle
Routes for all points Fast and South-East, and
with the Chicago & Alton ami Illinois Central
for all points South.
Close connections are also made with the
Union Pacific U. It. at Omaha for all far West
points.
Close connections made at junction points
with trains of all cross points.
Tickets over this route are sold by all Coupon
Ticket Agents in the I'nited States and Cana
das. Remember, you ask for your Tickets via.
the Chicago & North-Western Railway and take
none other.
New York ollice, 4I." Hroaihvay lloston ollice,
No. 5 State street Omaha ollice, 245 Farnham
street San Francisco ollice, 122 Montgomery
street Chicago Ticket olliccs, tl2 Clark street,
under Sherman House 75 Canal, corner Madi
son street Ken/.ie Street Depot, corner West
Kinzie and Canal streets Wells Street Depot,
corner Wells and Kinzie streets.
For rates or information not attainable from
your home ticket agents, apply to
W. U. Sxt^Aiirx, MAUVXM UUQHITT,
Gen. Pms. Aa% Chicago. Om. Mm. Chicago
^pw^psppppppppipsfpigp
FOREIGN.
OFIIAIITA-L,
GOODYEAR'S
Rubber Goods!
I'ulcamzcd Rubber in every Conceivable.
Form, adapted to Universal Use.
Any Article tinder Four Poandg weight can
be sent by Mail.
Wind and Water Proof
Garments a specialty. Our Cloth Surface Coat
combines two garments in one. For stormy
Weather a,
18
rainw
N.
4th
St.,
Phil
LIBRARY LA:
HOUSE'S ARGAN3 BORN"
111-3 is
SI
Made t,
IV ST. I'KTKH LINK
Is the best route between Chicago and La
crosse, Winona. Rochester, Owatonna, Manka
to, St. Peter, New Clin anil and all points in
Southern aud Central Minnesota. Its
& MARQI KTTE
CHICAGO &
LINE
Ts the only Line between Chicago anil .lanes
ville, Watcrtown, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Ap
plcton, (irecn Hay, l'scanaba, Negaunco, Mar
quette, Houghton, Hancock and the Lake Su
perior country. Its
FKKKPOUT & PRBRQRK LINE
Is the only route lietween Chicago and Elgin,
Kockl'ord, Freoport aud all points via- Free
port. Its
MILWAUKEE LINK
^ter-yroof, anil iV&£
NEAT AND TIDY OVERCOAT.
Hy a peculiar process, the rubber is put be
tween the two cloth surfaces, which prevents
smelling or sticking, even in the hottest eli
mates. They are made in three colors Blue,
ISlaek and Hrown.
Are Light, Portable, Strong and Du
rable.
We are now offering them at the extremely
low price of
I
en Dollars each. Sent post-paid
to any address upon receipt of price
When ordering, state size around chest, over
Reliable parties desiring to sec our goods, can
send for our i rade Journal, giving description
ol our leading articles.
He sure
and get the original Goodyear's Steam
vulcanized fabrics.
Ff^Send for illustrated price-list of our cele
brated I ockct '.y^n nasi u in. Address carefully,
Goodyear's Eubbsr Curler Co.,
fi»7 liUOADWAY,
P. O. Box, 5156, (13-31) New York City.
LOOK TO YOUR CHILDREN!'
Mrs. Wkitcomb's
SOOTMiXfi SYRUP,
FOR CHILDREN.
WtflTPHMT)'?
C,,rcs o!ic !lntl
Griping in
Willi UUJuU 0 the Iiowels.and facilitates the
s u i process of Teething'.
Sudden Convulsions and over- i Price
comes all diseases incident to In- O
fants and Children.
n
I Cures Diarhiea, Dysentery
tj :in' Summer Complaint in
s v• i: p. Children of all ages.
Relieves pain, weakness, or ex- rrico
haustion in 15 or 20 minutes, giving 1 K
tone and power to the system. Csr.tc.
It is the Infants' and Children's great Sooth
,'.g Remedy, in ail disorders brought on by
teething or any other cause.
'••'tiling1 for MRS. WHIT-
O-.lII S\ RUP, and take no other
Prepared by the (1
It A
Pro MEDICINE CO
r. Louis, Mo. Sold by druggists and dealers in
medicme everywhere. 12-l!l-ly
NOTHJIWESS
PAYS AS WELL!
•AB Borinz Wells with tho Tiltln Well Bortne
and Hock Drilling Machine. The Labor i»
till done l,v IIOKSE i-OWKK. $33 to *50 per day
easily made. Send for Iio .k. ,Vc.. fr,"e.
YVHrn'Kl l. HOLIES
ORGANS!
Fuost 'iOilv.i ZJL'jl .'iv'J.
New Styles. New Solo Stops.
Warranted Five Years. Send for Price List.
WHITNEY & Houmk. oki A:- CO., Quiucy, Ills.
A DAY! HOW TO MAKE IT!
unething new lor Agents everwhere.
Miticulars free. Address Coe, Yonge
Co., f: 1 n & Wnlnut-sfs., St. Louis, Mo.
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TO THE AFFLICTED.
Our Mcdic.il will be sent fr^e.
DrsiDICKERSON & STARK,
Wtst'n Surgical & Medical Institute,
N. E. 5th & St..
Kansas City, Mo.
REGISTER'S Lir^ftSEMT.
\J For KAN or BEAST.
A
M' T!v--Great ExtornafF err edjr
rrllls i.aiinicnt is war
-1- rantoi to euro llUeu-
Neuralgia,Corns,
Wounds. Bruits, Sprains,
Contusion:*, lie '.! Ache,
Chilblains, Gout,
&c..
dtc*
Thorc is no Ach\ Pain*
Sor-, Injury.
in Tuanoranlmnl it will not
cyr». Sold by Druesststa
iincl Country Merchant*
cvi?rvwher«\ & 50 cts*
a bottle. LaWatorv, 32i
fcouilt ith Su.FliiluJ'u.
For salo by 1*. TAIJOIt & SOX, Independence*
Iowa.
BOWK M/S AD'S.
Mother.- ulm Do-,- in. i. 1»... with dras
tic purgatives incur a tearful responsibility.—
The gentle, moderate iyct effective!, la.xative,
alterative, and anti-bilious operation of TAH
RANT'S
SI:I.TZI:I APKHIKNT
peculiarly adapts it
to the disordees of children.
n O 1 e a y a o e S a e s w o
bu £." free. Stinson&Co.,Poi*tland,Me
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Lights, Colored Fire, Burnt Cork, Theatrical
Face Preparations, Parley's Wax Works, Wigs.
Beards, Moustaches at reduced prices. Cos
tumes. Scenery, Charade-. Now catalogue sent
free containing full description and prices,
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