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YTERIAN—W. B. Phelps, Pastor. Sab rvioc, 10:80 A. m. and 7^0 P. li. Sabbath 12 o'clock. Prayer meeting, Wednes evenlng at 7 o'clock. AMES' EPISCOPAL—Thos. B. Kemp, D. Hector. Regular Sunday service, morn and evening, lit the ringing- of the bell service every Wednesday evening. Sun day School immediately following morning service. METHODIST EPISCOPAL—F. C. Wolfe, Pas tor. Sabbath service, 10:30 A. M. 7 O'CLOCK. and Sabbath School Wednesday evening at 7:30 P. H. 12 M. School at Prayer meeting Wed nesday evening at 7 o'clock. BAPTIST—James Paterson, Pastor. Sabbath service, 10:30 A. M. and 7:30 P. M. 12 M. Sabbath Prayer moeting on Wednes day evening at 7 o'clock. GERMAN PRESBYTERIAN—J. G. Schaible, Pastor. Services at 10:30 A. M. and7:30 Sabbath School at 2 7 o'clock. CATHOLIC—ST. JOHN 10V4 A. M. Vespers at I. O. O. F. INDEPENDENCE LODGE. No. 142,1. O. O. F. —Meets every Monday evening at 8 o clock. Members in good standing are cordially invit ed to attend. Frank JF C.R. W. G. DONNAN, W. M. D. S. DEEKINO, See'y. AHOLIAB CHAPTER. No. 27, R. A. M.-Mwsts at Masonic Hall on Thursday, on or after the full moon in each month. M. W. HARMON, H. P. G*0. B. WARNE, Sec'y. A. O. U. W. EVERGREEN LODGE, No. 24—Meets oven' Friday evening, at the Lodge Room, over E. NT. Welch & Co's store. Main street. W. T. DALE, M. W. C. A. GILLAM, Sec'y. D. O. H. SCHILLER LODGE, No. 220. D. O. H.—Meets every Tuesday evening, at Stougnton Hall, at GEO. STEINMETZ* 0.11. ANTOINE HOMER, Sec'y. I. O. G. T. INDEPENDENCE LODGE, No. 58.—Meets at Fireman's Hall. Thursday evening every two weeks. Visitors in the city belonging to the Order are cordially invited to attend. Dist. Supt. for A. If. S. for Iowa. INDEPENDENCE MARKETS. GRAIN AND SEED. Wheat ... Corn- 80 lbs,New Oats—32 lbs Barley Timothy Seed,..'. Clover Seed, Flax WOOL. LIVE STQpK AND HIDES. Wool—Fleece Washed 30® 40 Unwashed 25 Live Cattle, 2 75®3 50 Live Hogs, 3 00®3 30 Hides—Green, 5 5' Pelts, 25® 50 Flint, 11® 13 Salted 06® 07 Deacon Skins 25® 40 Grubby and damaged hides two-thirds price of good. FLOUR AND FEED. Flour f! cwt., ®3 00 Graham Flour $ cwt ®3 00 Middlings cwt ... 00 Middlings $ ton 16 00® Bran $ cwt 50 Bran ton @7 00 Ground Feed $ cwt 70 Corn Meal cwt 70 PROVISIONS. Potato*... 4035® Beans,,... 1 00® 1 50 Tallow..... 05® 00 Lard 12 Firkin Butter 10® 18 Loose Butter 12® 15 Eggs 18 POVLTRY. Turkeys .05® .06!4 Chickens—young .03 Chickens—old .02'/s LUMBER MARKET. 1st Clear Dressed $50 00"..V 00 2d 50 00fo55 00 1st Common Dressed 30 00(3.35 00 Stock Boards Dressed 19 00(5.20 00 2d Common Boards, rough 16 00® Fencing, 16 feet 16 00® 12 and 14 feet 14 00®15 00 Sheeting and Grub 13 00®14 00 Timber and Joist, 12,14 and 16 feet, 15 00® 16 00 Scantling, 12,14,16,18 and 20 feet.. 16 00® No. 1 Flooring 35 OOfT/i No. 2 25 00®28 00 No. 1 Siding 23 00® No. 2 18 00® No. 1 Ceiling 26 00® No. 2 22 00® Star A Shingles 3 50® A No. 1 3 00® Pickets, flat 15 00® square 15 00® Lath 2 75® Building Paper 4 45® Wooden Eave Spouts foot 06 Doors and Sash at Dubuque prices. Dressing, thousand feet ®200 Lime|i bushel 40 SUMMER ARRANGEMENT. Burlington, Cedar Kapids & .Northern Kailway. 2 PASSENGER TRAINS EACH WAY DAILY. (EXCEPT SUNDAY.) On and after June 3rd, ISTfi, Passenger Trains on this line will run as follows: A. M. le p. m. le p. N. ar p. M. le A. M. le A. M. ar P. M. ar 7 30 8 10 Burlington 10 10 11 25 20 10 10 C'lumhus.lunc 8 15 9 20 10 07 10 55 Nichols 7 35 8 35 10 28 11 lfi West Liberty 7 20 8 20 12 45 1 30 Cedar ltapids 5 50 6 45 2 02 a 35 Vinton 4 14 5 35 8 37 4 20 Waterloo 2 40 4 20 4 10 4 40 Cedar Falls 2 20 4 05 7 40 p.H». ar Nora June a.m. le 1 52 8 20 Plymouth 1 28 n.TO. ar 1 p. m. le 6 35 St. Paul 5 00 6 40 Minneapolis 5 10 PACIFIC DIVISION ACCOMMODATION. A. M. le p. M. ar 7 15 Cedar Kapids 6 00 8 05 Palo 5 15 8 32 Shells!) irg1 4 55 9 20 Vinton 4 10 10 00 Ronton 3 30 10 50 p. m. Dvsart 2 45 11 40 ar Traer 2 00 MILWAUKEE DIVISION. A.M. le p. M. le P. M. ar A. M. le p. M. le 8 10 2 00 10 55 6 30 12 00 7 25 p. m. ar p. m. ar A. M. FBIDAY, DECEMBER 21, '877. OiciaJ Paper of the City and Connty. TIME TABLES. Burlington, C. Rapids & North ern Railway. TIMB TABLE AT INDEPENDENCE. P.M. P. M. Prayer meeting Going North. Mall, dull? Freight, a THE EVANGELIST.—Pas tor, Rev. John L. Gosker. Sen-ices every Sunday. Low Mass at 8H A. 3:00 P. M. at lily at.. M. High Mass at Evening serv- ces occasionally. EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION- M. Knoll, Pastor. Sabbath service 10:30 A. M. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7 o clock. MEGOW, N. Gs B. R. SMITH, Sec'y. INDEPENDENCE ENCAMPMENT, No. 561. O. 0 —Meets the second and fourth Thursdays fftedch month. SETH NEWMAN, C. P. WALLACE, Scribe. A. F. & A. M. INDEPENDENCE LODGE, No. 87. A. F. & A. —Meets at Masonic Hall on Wednesday, on or before the full moon in each month. .8:40 p. m. .8:15 a. m. Going South. Mail,daily at 8:15 a. m. Freight, dally at 3:40 p. m. Chicago & N.-Western Railway. Time of Departure of Passenger Trains from Clinton. Leave for Chicago and the East, 0 40 a. m. 1205 p.m. C. Bluffs and the West, 4 30 p.m. .... 4 45 a. m. Time of Closing Mails. ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD. Going West. Going East. 10 30 o'clock a. m. 4 40 o'clock p. 300 BURLINGTON, CEDAR RAPIDS A MINNESOTA RAILROAD. Going South. Mon. Wed. and Fri., closes 1105 p. m. Tues. Thurs. and Sat., closes 7 30 a. m. Going North. Mon. Wed. and Fri., closes 5 35 p. m. Tues. Thurs. and Sat., closes 215 p. m. STAGE LINES. Fairbank. Buffalo Grove. 12 30 o'clock p. m. 12 30 o'clock p. m. Mondays, Wednes- Tuesdays and Fri days and Saturdays. days. CITY AND COUNTY. Worthy of Attention! Valuable Present! A F. D. JACKSON, W. C. T. C. N. SMITH, W. S. BIBLE SOCIETY DEPOSITORY. The Buchanan county Bible Society have their Depository kept by Mr. S. Waggoner at his store on Main St, Independence, Iowa. He keeps on hand a good assortment ot the publi cations of the American Bible Society, from a familv bible down to i ten cent testament All these'Bibles and Testaments, both plain and or namental, are sold at cost. This depository is for the public benefit—of the city and of the entire countv. The Depository, officers of the Bible Society and pastors of the county opera ting churches are authorized to donate to poor individuals, families and charitable institutions as thev from time to time may judge necessa ry and right. O.J. SQUIRES, .A. BOOK Given to Each Subscriber OF THE BUCHANAN COUNTY BOLLETIH WHO PAYS TO 1st, JANUARY 86® 90 18® 30 17',i@ 18 25® 35 ®1 00 11 50® 1 00@1 10 1879. The volume selected for this very liberal of fer as possessing value and general interest in the families of our subscribers, is entitled "THE HOME GUIDE," OR, A Book by 500 Ladies. It is a volume of 160 pages, and neatly bound in cloth, embracing about 1,000 recipes and hints on Cookery, The Household, The Toilet, The Sick Room, etc., contributed by the lady readers of the Chicago Tribune, and originally published in the Home Department of that pa per during the past two or three years. It contains more information than the $1.50 and $2.00 cook books, besides possessing the impor tant advantage over all others of combining the Practical Experiences of Practical "Home" Keepers. These select, original and valuable contribu tions have never before appeared in book form, and this volume is the first and only con tribution from the columns of tne Tribune, Good judges predict their ready sale up to hun dreds of thousands. A COPY OF THIS VALUABLE BOOK WILL BE PRESENTED TO EVERY SUBSCRIBER OF ^E BULLETIN, OLD AND NEW, Who is not in Arrears, and Who has Paid his Subscription for 1878. This is the choicest and best premium ever offered to newspaper subscribers, because It is of real tangible value, and the best of its kind. The ladies will prize it highly. Now, make up your subscriptions at once. Tell your neigh bors who do not take the BULLETIN, of this of fer. They all want the paper and the book, and they cannot afford to let slip this opportu nity to get their county paper and a useful, practical book of 160 pages at the price of the paper alone. The subscription price of the BULLETIN is $2.00. The HOME GUIDE is now ready for de livery at this office, or by mail, to all who com ply with the above terms. IN order to give the boys a chance to enjoy the Holidays we have conclud ed to publish no outside to the BULLE TIN next week. ar 8 20 8 35 ST. LOUIS 8 25 8 25 p. M. OUR premium—the Home Guide"— is now ready at this office. A number of our patrons have received it, and pro nounce it unqualifiedly an excellent pre mium. Call and see it. C. IEKEL has opened a boot and shoe shop in the basement under the People's National Bank, and his advertisement will be found in our columns this week. He will attend promptly to all orders in his line, and spare no pains to give sat isfaction. OUR people who are fond of dancing should not forget the ball given by the Independence Cornet Band at Leytze's hall 011 Christmas night. The boys will appear in full uniform, and propose to conduct a social, orderly and enjoyable party. Tickets one dollar. ar 4 30 1 40 Cedar Rapids 6 &5 11 00 8 15 3 40 Independence 3 40 8 15 12 10 5 27 West Union 12 10 6 08 2 30 6 40 Postville 9 30 5 00 p. m. ar p. m. ar a. m. le a. m. le MUSCATINE DIVISION. p. M. ar Burlington 11 25 Nichols 5 50 Muscatine 4 30 p. m. le A. M. Palace sleeping cars owned and operated by this line, accompanying all ni rht trains. CO.VVKC TIONS A RE AS FOLLOWS: At Burlington with Toledo, Peora & Warsaw B'y, for Peora, Indianapolis, Lafayette and Cin cinnati with Chicago, Burlington & Quincy lt'y for Chicago, Keokuk, Quincy and St. Louis, west to Ottuin wa and all points in Kansas ami Nebraska,and with Burlington & Southwestern lt'y for Farming-ton, Bloomtlcld and all points in Missouri and Kansas. At Columbus Junction with Chicago & South western Railroad for Washington and Leaven worth. At Nichols with Muscatine Division B., C. R. & .N, for Muscatine. At West Liberty with Chicago, Rock Island & Pacilic Railroad for Iowa City, Des Moines and Davenport. At Cedar Kapids with Milwaukee Division of B., C. R. & N. for Independence, West Union Postvilleand McGregor with Chicago & North western Railway for Omaha, Council Bluffs and Chicago, and with Dubuque & Southwest ern Railway for Dubuque. At Vinton with Pacific Division of B., C. R. & N. lt'y for Traer. At Waterloo and Cedar Falls with Illinois Central Railroad for Independence, Dubuque, Fort Dodge and Sioux City. At Shellrock with stage for Waverly. At Nora Junction with Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway for Mason City and Chas City. At Plymouth with Milwaukee & St. Paul R'y for all points in Minnesota. At St. Paul for all points on Northern Pacific Railway the great Lake Superior region, and all points North and Northwest. E. F. WINSLOW, Gen' Manager. C. J. IVES, Gen'l Pass. & Ticket Agt. 12-28-ly Cedar Kapids, Iowa. INSURANCE. INSURE WITH JOSLIN & JONES, The Insurance Men. INSURE WITH Joslin & Jones, The Insurance Men. INSURE WITH Joslin & Jones, The Insurance Hen. Things are going from bad to worse, and where the trouble will end the lord only knows. —Conservative. ar 10 10 7 20 6 10 a. m. le The lord only knows." Our neigh boris apparently as destitute of rever ence that other shining light of De mocracy, Gen. Jo Lane, of Oregon, who always spelled the name of the deity with a small g. ST. JAMES CHURCH—Services, D. V„ as usual on Sunday morning and after noon also on Christmas Eve., at 6:30 o'clock, at the close of which, the fruits of the Christmas tree will be distribut ed. Christmas day, morning service, and holy communion, to which sacred feast all Christians are most affectionately in vited. WE notice that Itev. L. W. Brintnall, late of this city, and now pastor of a church at Monticello, and the editor of the Express, arc having a tilt in the col umns of that paper over points of faith and doctrine. As both are possessed of the controversial instinst in an eminent degree, they doubtless arc making the holy war interesting—to each other. ARE we in Iowa or Florida? This was our inquiry yesterday, when Mr. P. A. Older brought into our office a bunch of violets, which, in this wintry month of December, had sprung up out of the middle of a garden walk in the open air, and blossomed as prettily as if it were May. The balmy weather now prevailing is unprecedented at this sea son. CONSIDERABLE apprehension was felt in Jesup, last week, concerning H. M. Koontz, late of the Vindicator, who started for Florida in the latter part of October, for his health, and up to that time had not been heard from. We learn, however, that a letter has since been received from him, saying that he has been very sick in New Orleans for some weeks, but is now conyAlepcent and able to resume bis journey. JSHW3& Wl give pbwe to eeaiWN&B iii answer to the card of Mayor HuBsey, which appeared in our columns last week, designed to controvert the argu ments advanced by the Mayor in sup port of his proposition that in the City Council, and not in him, is vested the power to grant licenses, under the ordi nances. We have given the subject some examination since the Mayor'i card appeared, and we have come to the conclusion that Mayor Hussey's posi tion is not tenable. Our correspondent this week, very efTojlually we think, dis poses of the arguments used by the Mayor in defense of his theory, and shows that the power and responsibility in the premises reside, where precedent has placed them, with the Mayor. We regard it as of great importance that the question should be settled be fore the 1st of J.iuuary. If Mayor Hussey has still doubts as to his respon sibility, he should solve them immedi ately by consultation with able legal tal ent, for upon his present theory there is nothing to prevent a hundred saloons being licensed in our city. The Council holding that it is only called upon to pass upon the sufficiency of the bonds will assuredly approve all that are sign ed by responsible parties the Mayor ac cording to his theory, is bound to give license to all who file a bond approved by the Council. So, in this way, there will be no end of saloons. We repeat the people of the city, the people who elected, him demand that the Mayor shall, without delay, settle the question of his prerogatives, and having ascer tained their extent, shall proceed to ex ercise them, without fear or affection and so as to promote the good order, peace and security of the community. He will be direlict if he suffers any mere theory to stand in the way of the per formance of this duty. GODIVA.—There is on exhibition at the store of Tabor & Son, a painting by one of our local artists, Mr. II. B. Fies ter, with the above title, copied from a photograph of the original by Jan Van Levins, in one of the royal residences of England. The picture is illustrative of the well known legand, which has its or igin in the 11th century, and which is substantially as follows: The Countess Godiva, having great affection for the town of Coventry, and desirous of freeing it from the grievous servitude whereto it was subject, be sought her husband, Leofric, Earl of Marcia, to grant it a charter of freedom. Finally, to get rid of her importunities, the Earl told her that if she would ride from one end of the town to the other, on horseback and naked, he would grant her request. She accepted the terms, and on an appointed day, first having caused an order to be issued commanding the citizens to keep within doors and from their windows she mount ed her palfrey, clad only in her wealth of shining hair, which encompassed her like a mantle and performed the appointed journey, and so won from her noble hus band the boon of freedom for the place. Until a few years since the people of Coventry have commemorated the event yearly by a procession, the principal feature of which was a representative of the beautiful countess performing her singular journey. The time chosen by the artist is when Godiva steps forth from the portico of the palace to mount. The work is an ambitious and difficult one for an un trained artist, but shows considerable proficiency. DESERVED.—An E. H, incident highly hon orable to all concerned, and which will be read with peculiar interest by the public, occurred at the First National Bank last Saturday evening. Geo. B. Warne, the County Auditor elect, has heretofore held the position of Teller in the Bank, and has performed its duties in a way highly satisfactory to the offi cers of the bank and its customers. Be ing about to relinquish it to make prep aration for the assumption of the duties of the Auditor's office, and after the set tlement of his account with the Bank, Mr. Browne, the Cashier, in behalf of the corporation, presented Mr. Warne with $500 in cash as a token of appreci ation of his faithful and skillful scrvice. The gift came unexpectedly to Mr. Warne, and as well may be supposed, was received with feelings of gratitude. It was a most generous and appropriate expression of confidcnce on the part of the Bank, and the public generally will hear of it with lively feelings of satis faction, as a deserved tribute to one of the most upright and high principled young men in the community. LIZE'S LIQUOR—It took two trials to condemn the eight gallons of whisky siezed at Lize Siewart's "shebang," two weeks ago. The first trial was held be fore Esq. Gillett and a jury, last Friday, and resulted in a disagreement, five ob stinate men singularly holding to their opinion that the liquor was contraband against one who thought different. The second trial was held before the same magistrate, on Monday, and this time the jury, notwithstanding some broad swearing by the witnesses for the liquor, returned a verdict of confiscation, and Mother Earth, who has been imbibing pretty freely of late, took another drink. It is said, we do not know with how much truth, that the refrain sung by the Louisiana Contrabands: "Hard trib ulations Great trials," is a favorite with the victims of the late raid, at this time. ELY, HECTOR. of this city, General Western Agent of the great publishing house of J. B. Lippincott & Co., Phila delphia, laid upon our table one day this week, a very acceptable present, in the shape of a copy of Worcester's Pocket Dictionary, a very bijou of a book, con taining, besides 300 pages of the diction ary proper, a number of tables of weights, measures, coins, money, a cal endar to show any day of the week for any given time within the present cen tury, &c. Tt is an invaluable little book, and Mr. Ely will please accept our thanks. Br reference to our advertising finl umns, it will be seen that our druggists and those of Quasqueton have taken the first step in compliance with the law re lative to the sale of liquor. Their peti tions for permits will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at the January meeting, and undoubtedly will be favor ably considered. This is a creditable move on the part of the druggists, and we hope that they may find the law an assistance to them in the pursuance of their legitimate business. TEMPERANCEMEETING.—Henry Rick- el, the eloquent temperance orator of West Union, will address our people at the Opera House next Sunday evening. It will not be necessary to bespeak him a full house. THE POWEE TO LICEHBE. Reply to the Card of Mayor Hussey. EDITOR BULLETIN:—A card appeat- ed in your last issue from His Hon., Mayor Hussey, in which he seeks to show that he nas no discretionary pow ers in granting saloon licenses that this authority rests alone with the City Council that the ordinance conveying that power on the Mayor is void. As this is a new version of the law, never before entertained by our city au thorities, it may not be improper to re spectfully investigate the soundness of this startling proposition. If it proves true, then all former officers of this city have been guilty of mutilating the stat utory, common and constitutional laws. Surely, in view of the fact that the Mayor is ignoring all precedent as far as our city government is concerned, as well as the opinion of the present Coun cil, he will not ask us to accept his Sisputed reposition without fortifying it by un authorities and convincing log ic. It is fair to presume that his card embodies the most logical reasoning and the best authorities on the subject at his command. Let us briefly examine them, and see if they can be construed as he claims. The first cited is as fol lows: "The mayor shall sign all com missions, licenses and permits granted by authority of the City Council.— Code 00, Sec. 518." Does the above limit the granting power to the Council? Does it say that all licenses shall issue from the Council? It contains but one simple affirmation, to-wit: that all li censes the Council does issue shall be signed by the Mayor, Suppose the law should say, "All licenses to practice law granted by the District Judge shall be signed by the Clerk would that limit the authority to grant such licenses to the District Judge? Could he say to the Circuit Judge, You cannot grant li censes. I am tne source from which all such authority flows. The law directs the Clerk to sign all licences issued by me, therefore no other person can issue license. With just as much reason can it be asserted that no authority can be delegated to the Mayor to issue a li cense, for the reason that all licenses issued by the Council shall be signed by him. The Mayor further states: "The part of the ordinance which provides that the Mayor may at his discretion issue li censes, is void for the reason that no power, judicial, legislative or discretion ary, can be by the Council delegated."— Dillon on. Municipal Corporations, 108, Sec. 60 5.} .-', Sec. 507 588, Sec. 6.'t8. Let us examine these judicial, legis lative and discretionary powers sepa rately. Judicial is defined as a proceed ing emanating from a Court of justice. If granting a license is a judicial pro ceeding, the Council cannot exercise that power, for it is not a court of jus tice. But it is not a judicial proceed consequently, to give their authori ty to the Mayor is not delegating judi cial power. We will draw a line across the word "judicial" above, and the May or's proposition will then stand as fol lows: "The Council cannot delegate legislative or discretionary power." Legislative is defined as "giving or mak ing laws." Signing or issuing a license is not giving or enacting laws, conse quently to give that power to the May or is not delegating legislative power. So we will draw a line across the word legislative' above, and the Mayor's proposition will be narrowed down to the following: "The Council cannot delegate discretionary power." Discre tion is defined as "freedom to act ac cording to one's own judgment." The Mayor asserts, then, that the Council cannot delegate to him freedom to act according to his own judgment. Yet, at the close of his card, he uses this lan guage: "Now, when the Council ap proves the bond, they authorize, under the statute, the Mayor to issue in his discretionthat is to say, the Mayor must issue the license, unless he sees or knows some good reason why he should not." In the above he concedes away his whole proposition—he can use his disoretion. He first quotes the code to prove that he shall sign licenses. To say to one, he shall do a certain thing, is an imperative demand to him to do that thing. Yet, above, the Mayor admits he can use his discretion, his reason, in other words, his judgment. Discretion, freedom to act according to one's own judgment." Now. Mr. Kditor, I think we may be permitted to draw a line across the word "discretion" in the -May or's Disposition. Now, I believe this disposes of the matter. Still, for the purpose of following him through, we ill examine the authorities he cites, lie first refers to Dillon on Municipal Corporations, p. 108, Sec. GO. This sec tion simply embraces this doctrine: that hen the ordinance empowers the May or and Council, jointly, to issue a ii cense, that one cannot exercise the au thority alone. It is a sufficient answer to the above to state that it has no ap plication, whatever, to our ordinance, which clothes the Mayor alone with this power. His second authority is the ame author, p. 542, Sec. 507. This sec tion merely states that the Council can not delegate authority to private indi iduals outside of i^s own body. Un appily for the .Mayor, the above sec tion does not apply to his case, for the reason that lie is not a private individu al. but is made by the code a member of the Council, besides being Mayor. The last authority cited by him is the aine author, p. 5S8, Sec. 648. This sec tion is but a reiteration of the same doc trine contained .in section 5(i7, on page 542. Neither of the above, as will be seen, have the remotest bearing on the proposition of the .Mayor. The same author quoted by him to sustain his position that the Council cannot delegate power, on page 3G0. Sec. 374, says: "A municipal corporation may by ordinance, resolution or vote, clotli its officers, agents, or committees with power to act for it." Several pages of the same work are devoted exclusive to discussing the liabilities and obli gations of officers clothed by the Coun cil with discretionary power, recogniz ing and nowhere questioning such right. We shall watch the Mayor with much interest, to sec that he convenes the Council every time a circus, theatre, minstrel or concert troupe, or peddler comes into town, that they may order him to issue a license. For his position is that no one can issue a license but the Council. The Mayor further claims that if the Council approves the bond, it is equivalent to an order to him to issue the license. It might be a sufficient an swer to state that the Council unani mously and emphatically told him they intended no such thing.. The ordinance simply makes it the duty of the Coun cil to approve or reject the bond. The Council inquires into the responsibili ty of the sureties with this its duty ceases. If the sureties are good, thev arc in duty bound to approve the bond, regardless of what their wishes may be in reference to the issuing of the license. The party then makes written applica tion to the Mayor for a license, and the ordinance leaves it discretionary with him to issue or withhold the same. He, and he alone, is responsible for every license issued. The people, the law, the Council, place it in his hands. He was elected for the purpose of as suming this responsibility. Will he shrink from exercising the same in the interest of his constituents? THE EETIN for 1878 has arrived at this of fice and is now ready for delivery to all subscribers who pay to the 1st of Janu uary, 1879. This offer will be held open until April 1st, 1878. Anybody who wishes to secure a splendid cook and receipt book, together with the BULLETIN—for the price of the latter— should call immediately. MARINUS PB8M WAIQMHf. Ntllrowl Sleeting—Klopement. Mrs. Fonts, a widow lady living two miles south of this place, left her daugh ter of seventeen at home to prepare din ner for the boys, and look after the household duties, while she went to Vinton to visit another daughter. Dur ing her absence the daughter recccived a visit from her lover—the name of the daring swain is N. Albert—and they thinking there would be more pleasure in married than in single life, decided to try it. They started for Vinton but not to ask Ma's advice. They hrst went to the Court House where they obtained the- necessary papers, next to Marys ville, where the knot was tied. OCEANS of mud is not a figurative ex pression in these parts. The bottom is out of every road in the country, and an embargo upon travel and business is the result. The weather prevailing at the present time is almost without parallel at this season. It is more like May than December, and it shows no signs of change. The frost is entirely out of the ground, and many of the farmers are plowing. Vegetation of certain sorts is starting, and the cold that must follow soon will be likely to damage the pros pect for fruit next year. THE Quasqueton Wilson John, CHOICE BRANDON, Dec. 17,1877. ED. BULLETIN:—I stated in my last that there would be a railroad meeting soon. Said meeting came off last Satur day evening. The hall was filled to its utmost capacity. The meeting being ing called to order, J. Johnson was elected chairman. After stating the ob ject of the meeting, Mr. Triften, of Lis comb, was introduced, and made quite a lengthy speech, giving what he claimed as the advantages of the narrow guage road over the standard, or broad guage, and claiming that as it costs so much less to build and equip the road, freight can be carried cheaper, and upon this supposition the farmers will receive from five to ten cents more on a bushel, or hundred weight, than they would to market their products on other roads. I will state some of the points that he used, as it may interest many who do not understand the system of the nar row guage, as it is comparatively new. The road under contemplation was started about two years ago, at Lis comb, by a company that built 12 miles of road and have operated it ever since. The hard times coming on, the road was not pushed further. On the 17th of last November the company was organ ized, and the road was named the Chi cago, Iowa & Nebraska Narrow Guage. Believing it to be more economical to build the road toward the west than cast, it was decided to commence at Bellevue and work west. The survey has been run through and corrected back, and a contract has been let to buijd 40 miles out from Bellevue, at $4,500 per mile. He said that the road can be built, equipped, and furnished with good depots and telegraph, for $8,000 per mile, while the standard guage costs from $25,000 to $40,000 per mile. Three cars will carry the same amount of freight as two of the stand ard. The cars are 24 feet long and weigh four tons empty, while the stand are 30 feet long and weigh ten tons, ma king a difference of six tons in weight to the car to run back and forth over the road. The engines weigh from 12 to 20 tons, and will run 100 miles with one ton of coal, the standard engine, which weighs 30 to 40 tons, consuming one ton of coal in 35 miles. The rail weighs 35 pounds to the yard, the standard 56 pounds to the yard, and the grade is one-third cheaper. Mr. T. states that there is no trouble in getting local aid east of and up to Troy Mills, and that this "branch is expected to consolidate with a company that has built a road from Chicago to Rock Iliver, called the Chicago & Pacific. After lie had finish ed speaking, a vote of the house was ta ken on the five per cent, tax, which was lost. An opporruninty being given for questions and speeches by the citizens, it was occupied quite freely. One gen tleman became quite enthusiastic in urging the farmers to vote against the tax, and very clearly proved his position by reference to the tax list of last fall. Mr. T. replied, and the former gentle man being called on again took the floor to reply, but was cut short by the chair man adjourning the meeting. This rais ed quite an excitement, and much feel ing was manifested on both sides. Proph's Paper says that a bold attempt was made, last Fri day evening, to murder E. Cordery, a hired man working for It. L. Wright, near that village. Going to the barn to feed his horses and ascending the loft, he was struck with a knife in the hands of some person unknown, the point of which went through his coat, vest, wool en shirt, and scraped the flesh. The as assin is not known. Teachers' licport for Week Knding Dec. 14th, 1877, SECOND IIOOM -EAST SIDE. Average No. belonging 66 Average daily attendance, 61.7 No. tardinesses, 0 No. cases corporal punishment 0 LIZZIE SHERWOOD, Teacher. FOntTlI ItOOM—EAST SIDE. Average No. belonging 15 Average dally attendance, 44.2 No. tardinesses, 8 No. cases corporal punishment, 0 A. 1). RICH, Allen C. W. Carroll James, Hail Jesse, Osgood Mrs. BOOB WEST. Telclier, LIST of letters advertised Dec. 20th, 1877. Allen H. H. Carver Miss Grade O. When calling for the above letters, please say advertised. WM. TOMAN, P. M. TIIE Dubuque Times says that John ny Monger's watch, which he had "spouted" as security for a tailor's bill in that city, has been sold for $60. Why don't they repeal that Resumption bill? MAItKIKD. COBH-HOLI)llinGK.—At the residence of D. D. Iloldridge, Es|„ in this city, on Motida)", Decern her HMh, 1*77, ly ltev. W. 11. Phelps, Mr. ICdwin S. Coliti to Miss Fannie L. Hold ridge, all of this city. The happy pair who were among the best known and favorites ill onr young society, em barked for their future home in Cedar ltapids the morning following the ceremony, where the best wishes of multitudes of friends follow tlieni. LOCAL NOTICES. FINE goods of all kinds constantly ar riving at Burnhani & Sherwood's. Du. & MERRILL have 14000 pounds of dressed poultry stored in their immense refrigerator, which was destined for the holiday markets at the cast, but which cannot be shipped on ac count of the prevailing unseasonable weather. MARSIIALI/S DEATH CITIZEN. premium offered with the Bui.- Lung Syrup is, with out doubt, the most reliable remedy for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Asthma, ctc. It never fails to cure in a short time. Call on your druggist and try a bottle of it. Price only 25 cents. Sold by P. Ta bor & Son. is often caused by a severe Cough or Cold. Dr. Marshall's Lung Syrup should always be taken in time, for it never fails to cure the worst cases of Coughs or Colds almost instantly. Price 25 cents. Sold by P. Tabor & Son. L6ST.—On the road leading from In dependence to Waterloo, a box contain ing a traveler's baggage, consisting of wearing apparel and various other arti cles. The finder will be rewarded b^y returning the same to P. M. Hinrnan s meat shop, or to this office. 2w22 BURNIIAM & SHERWOOD ask the peo ple of this city and vicinity to call and examine their big stock of watches, iew elrv, and all kinds of goods in their line, ana at prices that cannot be beat by any one. Call and examine for yourselves. IF you want the best quality of coal, hard or soft, buy of Barber & Kellogg.' jroa SAL«.—The under signed have a few choice Berkshire hogs for sale also one Poland China, bred by Prof. S. A. Knapp. of Vinton. The hogs are kept 4 miles southwest of In dependence, on the Vinton Road. SM8 W. S. LUTIIER,on farm, B. S. BROWNELL, of Ind. M'f'g Co. Independence, la., Dec. 20,1877. EXAMINE the largest stock of solid gold band plain and set rings' ever ship ped into this city, which 'are selling at prices within the reach of all, at Burn ham & Sherwood's. lw A FULL line of goods, suitable for the Holidays, at Waggoner's, No. 38 Main St. Osgood will sell you a first-class tick et to Lincoln, Nebraska, and return, good for 90 days, for only $20.05. Large and complete stock of ladies' and gent's chains, necklaces, charms, rings, &c., at Burnham & Sherwood's. FOR a Christmas present, examine Osgood's holiday price list. A self threading new American Sewing Ma chine, with cover, complete with all at tachments, for $35.00. THE best stock of goods ever display ed in the city, at Burnham & Sherwood's. H. i'. Ilapperflehl, No. 38 Maiu Street* invites everybody who wants to ee the largest and best selected stock of Holiday Goods iu the city, to call and examine his stock it has been bought Tor cash, and will be sold as cheap as possible. The stock consists of ladies' and gents' gold and silver watches, chains, gold and toll plate sels, rings, studs, sleeve buttons, etc, and the most elegant stock of silver and plated ware in the city. THE ladies can find the largest and most complete assortment of Cuff Pins in the city, cheaper than ever offered be fore in this market, at Burnhani & Sher wood's. LIQUID butter coloring AT TABOR'S. BUY a copy of the following latest songs at Osgood's Palace of Musie: "Gently Down the Stream of Time." '"Grandfather's Clock." Drifting with the Tide." 'Tse Gwine Back to Dixie." '"Morna May." When the Roses Come Again." [2w21 HAVE you seen those fine cameo, am ethyst and topaz rings at Burnham & Sherwood's? They arc elegant. LADIES' silk handkerchief in all styles and prices, at Turner's. MILLING WHEAT wanted at the In* dependence Mills. 13-18tf APPLY to S. M. Osgood for maps and descriptive terms of land in Nebraska, and for rail road tickcts to Lincoln aud return. 2w21 FURS at a big reduction to close out, at the New York Store. Everybody who has tried it is delight ed, and says that Olmstcad's cider is the best and purest apple cider that ever came to town. Everybody who wants good cider will please call at J. T. 01m stead's Wholesale Fruit House, No. 27 Main street, and see for themselves. DON'T fail to see the big stock at Burnham & Sherwood's before you buy your presents. You can have a better stock to select from, and at prices way down. Great Closing Out Sale. Clothing, Dry Goods, Notions, &c., cheaper than the cheapest. Call and examine my stock and convince your selves of the fact before purchasing elsewhere. A. MYERS, City of Paris Store. BAIN & STITES, dealers in staple aad fancy groceries. 2w21 ALBUMS AND WRITING DESKS AT TABOR'S. GOOD sheeting, yard wide, 5 cents per yard at the City of Paris Store. PAY attention to the closing out sale of fall and winter goods at the New York Store. READ the notice from the New York Store in this issue, and govern your selves accordingly. 100 dozen fresh eggs just received at 2w21 BAIN & STITBS'. VASES AND TOILET SETS AT TABOR'S. Shawl pins, handsome patterns, at Burnham it Sherwood's. A E .Tcnfcing Robert H. ltoliison MissMurtie. Welch I i. Snow-Flake Dress (Joods 121*2 emits per yard, former price 20 eents, at the New York Store. GENTLEMEN who arc at a loss what to select for a present, call at Turner's and get a beautiful tidy or toilet sot. Two, three and four button kid gloves in white and opera shades, at Turner's. WE call your special attention to the fine line of Boys', Youths' and Chil dren's Clothing at Chicago Clothing House, consisting of most every grade of goods manufactured. Parties in want of any of the above goods would consult their interests by looking at onr stock. THERE is war in Europe, but there is also another war right here among you, which probably interests you more, and that is among the clothing dealers. The Chicago Clothing House, as always, is ready to take a hand iu the above fight. Our preparations are ample, our stock simply immense, our prices the lowest in the market, and, in fact, every effort will be made to meet any competition. THE Chicago Clothing House makes a specialty of the clothing business, (we deal in nothing else), and we are there fore enabled at all times to show you a full line of goods. Our sizes are always complete, and you can almost be sure of finding what you want at prices as low as similar goods can be bought any where in the IT. S. The handsomest and best line of holi day goods ever offered in the market, consisting in part of Wold Watches and Chains, Extra Fine Rolled-Plate Chains, a beautiful assortment of new styles of ladies' jewelry, in gold and extra-fine rolled-plate, solid silver, fine triple-plate and hollow and flat ware, together with many novelties for ladies and gentle men. An important feature of our bus iness consists in filling special orders for fine goods. Our extensive experi ence enables us to guarantee perfect satisfaction. Remember we are always at the bottom in prices. A new match less Burdeit Organ at a very low price, for cash, or approved note. 13-19w4 C.F. HERBICK. t?' STRANGE BUT TRUE—Your Cough is killing you! Is your life worth 25cents? If so, use Dr. Seth Arnold's Croup Kill er, the great eradicator of all Lung dis eases. It is superior to all other Reme dies yet discovered for Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, Whooping Cough, Croup, and all diseases of the Throat and Lungs. Call at Tabor & Son's Drug Store, Independence, Iowa, and obtain a bottle. These gentlemen will recom mend it. Two doses will relieve the most severe cases. A sure, speedy and perfectly safe remedy, proved by trial to excel any other in the world. Ar nold's Diarrhoea Balsam 25 and 50 cents. Arnold's Bilious Mandrake Pills, operat ing without pain or sickness, compound ed by the Dr. Seth Arnold Medical Cor ation, at Woonsocket, R. I. 13-12m6 FOR SALE VERY CHEAP—A small soft coal stove, new the middle of last winter. Inquire at this office. tf LIVE Geese Feathers at Marquette's Furniture Store. WE aim to keep the best in our line. Barber & Kellogg. OVER 40 different styles of fall and winter caps direct from manufacturers have just been received at Chicago Clothing House, consisting of from the cheapest to a fine seal-skin cap. Our prices on these goods will compare fav orably with any in the market. EVERY one looking for Holiday goods are requested to examine the fine stock of useful articles at Turner's especially the beautiful tidy and toilet sets, and at a reduction in prices. 4w20 READY-.MIXED PAINTS at a bargain, to close them out before winter, at SMALE BROTHERS. PuBiOHASERS will find just what they want in China goods, such as vases, toi let sets, smoking sets, at Waggoner's. IT will pay to go over the bridge to the west end to buy your drugs and gro ceries. Try it. 21tf. WE aim to keep the best in our line that can be bought. West Side Lumber and Coal Yard. THE Canton Shaft is the best soft coal in the market. For sale by BARBER & KELLOGG. Owinjr to the bad roads and the goner, al depression in all kinds of business, onr Stock of Fall and Winter Goods is much larger than usual at this time of the year, and we are compelled to make a reduction of stock. We have there fore concluded to sell all kinds of Fail and Winter Goods at cost for the next thirty days. We must convert our goods into money. Come and pricc our goods and you will be convinced that we have made a big reduction in prices. NEW YORK STORE. ARTIFICIAL vines, for hanging pic tures and decorating rooms, AT TABOR'S. THAT new upright piano case Estey organ is the finest thing in the world for a Christmas present. You can buy one cheap of Osgood. 2w21 BUY your coal of Barber & Kellogg. You can always find what you want in the grocery line at 2w21 BAIN & STITES'. BUY your land exploring tickets to Nebraska of S. M. Osgood. First class ticket to Lincoln and return, good for 90 days, for $20.01 2w21 Now is the time to have a choice of diaries for 1879. You will find them at Waggoner's. 4w20 ORDERS for Hard or Soft Coal, from the yard of Barber & Kellogg on the west side, may be left at the Post Office Store, and will receive prompt attention. 1 yards of unbleached cotton, 1 yd. wide, at the New York Store for 1 dol lar. Now is the time to engage soft coal. 100 pieces Ginghams 10 cents per yard at the New York Store. A Choice Farm for Sale. The subscriber offers his farm of 220 acres. 20 acres timber, in Fairbank town ship, nine mi'cs northwest of Indepen dence, on main road, for sale. Said farm has a good title, is choice land un der good cultivation, well fenced, well watered, has two good dwelling houses, two orchards, with abundance of small fruit, and good elite :e factory on the farm now in operation: also good school house. meeting privileges, and excellent society in the vicinity. A portion of the price can remain on the farm, secur ed by mortgage, for a numbe- of years if desired, tor full particulars address tf46 J. 11. SHERIDAN. Ottcrville. Buchanan Co., Iowa. Herman Syrup." No other medicine in the world was ever given such a test of its curative fn ualities as Boschce's German Syrup, three years two million four hundred thousand small bottles of this medicine were distributed free of charge by drug gists in this country to those afflicted with Consumption, Asthma. Croup, se vere Coughs. Pneumonia, and other dis eases of the Throat and Lungs, giving tho American people undeniable proof that German Svrup will cure them. The result has been that druggists in every town and village in the United States are recommending it to their cus tomers. Go to vour druggist and ask what he knows about it. Sample bot tles 10 cents. Three doses will by C. H. Wallar. Two Full Sets Reeds.. Three Full Sets Roods Violins woWk. Accordions worth. FIRST r' REMEMBER the Masquerade Ball to be given by the Cataract Engine Co. on the 31st of December, at King's Opera House. One and all are cordially in vited to attend. Costumes can be had from Saturday, December 29th, at tho Central House. You will never regret attending, and will never forgive your self if you miss it. Call and see us. Cataract Engine Co. Committee of Ar rangements. Tickets $1.00. To gallery 25 cts. Marching to commence at 8 o'clock unmask at 12. Music by Mas on's Band. H. B. Mason, Leader W. Sewell, Cornet A. Hillman, Clarionet A. Garner, Basso H. Potter Prompter. 21w3 Great reduction on Black cashmere at the New York Store. A splendid all wool Cashmere at 6o cents, 40 inches in width. EVERY style of ruffling at Turner's. BARBER & KELLOOO keep the Can ton Shaft Coal. Everything in neck-wear line at TO ner's. viA ALL our one dollar kid gloves at A cents per pair, at the New York Store. DON'T O. IEKEL, At the Old Stand under People's Nation al Bank, Independence, Iowa. I manufacture Boots and Shoes to order— pep?ed and sewed work. I also keep an as sortment on hand of my own make. None but the best French and oak tanned leather. Repairing done promptly. 22-ly Application for Permit to Sell Liquor. To all Whom it mtty Canecrn:— Notice is hereby given that A. W. Trout, of Quasqueton, Buchanan County.Iowa, has made application to the Board of Supervisors of said county, for a permit to buy and sell intoxicat inr liquors in Qunsqueton, and has filed aCer tificiite, accompanied by Bond, which has been duly approved. The ilnal hearing' on jrrantinp of permit will take place before the Board on the 8th day of January, 18TS, at 2 o'clock P. M. 51 fail to go to Waggoner's for yonr Bibles and albums, where you will find them in all sizes, styles and prices. IIJILIOTYPE WHAT nicer present for a lady than a pair of fine kid mittens with fur wrists, at Turner's. 4w20. A good ingrain carpet for 40centsper yard at the New York Store. ONE hundred volumes of the Yest Pocket Series, being selections from standard authors, just received at Wag goner's. SOFA pillows, lambrequins, foot rests, towel racks, pin cushions and slipper patterns in worsted, the finest assort ment ever shown in town, at Turner's. NUBIAS, ladies' worsted jackets, £fls~ cinators, and a great variety of wool goods at cost to close them out at the New York Store. DON'T buy a bill of lumber till you have given us a call. Barber & Kellogg. Two button kid gloves—every pair warranted—for eighty cents, at Turner's. DURING 'fl ENGRAVINGS AT TABOR'g. 4 s* fi -,*J| i our closing out sale of fall and winter goods, all goods will be sold strictly for cash. Lawton & Post. THE works of Mrs. Holmes, E. P. Roe, Dr. Holland, Augusta Evans Wil son, Charlotte Bronte, and many other new as well as standard works, gll bought low and for sale cheap atU8 Main St. REAL lace tidies at Turner's. READ the notices from the New York Store. One hundred pieces of Prints at i cents per yard at the New York Store. CHOICE honey, 15 cents per pouud, at 2w21 BAIN & STITES'. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. New Soot and Shoe Shop. •*3 D. A. McLEISH. Co. Auditor. Dated at Independence, Dec. 28,1877. Application for Permits to Sell Liquor. To all Whom it may Concern: Notice is hereby given that Smalc Bro'a, P. Tabor & Son and C. K. Wallace, druggists, of the Second Ward, and A. B. Clarke, drugftet, of the Third Ward, in the city of Independence, have made application to the Board of Super visors of Bucnanan County, State of Iowa, for permits to buy and sell intoxicating liquors in said Wards, and have tiled Certificates accom panied with Bonds, which have been dulv ap proved. The tinal hearing on the granting of permits will take place before the Board on the 7th day of January 187S, at 2 o'clock I'. M. D. A. MrLEISH, Co. Auditor. Dated at Independence, Dec. 15,1877. Notice. said Wright has absconded from my service and ?remises now this is to notify all persons that will not. after this date, pay any debts of his contracting, uor will 1 lay claim to any of hi* earnings. ALEX BARRON. Hazleton, Dec. 15,1877. 22w* Notice. The regular Annual Meeting of the Stock holders of the First National Bank of Tnde deuce, l'or the election of Directors, held at its banking office on the -"vond Tuesday (8th) of Januarv, 1S7S, between 2 and 4 o'clock V. M. [20w4] H. 1». BROWNE, Cashier. ndepen will be (ilove, Mitten and Fur Factory. One door west of the Opera House, up stairs, I am prepared to manufacture all descriptions of Kuckskin Cloves and Mittens, and to manu facture and repair Ladies' Furs in the best style. Having many years' experience iu tho business, I can guarantee satisfaction, Regular size, 75 cents. I S Mrs Moore's (lress making rooms are i ... o„l i in the same building, where she would be I U i a a s o i u e a i e s w o a y w a n e 12-4tieo\vlv. i services 13-16niS. MUSIC AND MUSICAL. INSTRUMENTS. HOLIDAY^ PRICES OSSKIS PiUCE or Msfwl SEH HE lEMf! J. ESTEY & CO. ORGAN: New Upright—Piano Case WESTERN COTTAGE ORGAN: Two Full Sets Reeds Three Full Sets Reeds, New Style Case, American Sewing Machine, with cover, Complete with all Attachments and drop leaf, Singer without complete with all attachments 35 00 Singer S. M. with cover and drop leaf, complete with all attachments, 45 00 Wilson S. M, latest improved from Co., without cover, 35 00 with cover 40 00 drop leaf and cover, five drawers,.. 50 00 BOO PIECES SHEET MXJSIO. Songs ranging in price from 25 to 75 cents per copy, at 8 pieces of any price for $1.00—being about one-fourth the cost. BOO PIECES INSTRUMENTAL MiTJSIO. At same discount. Tnese prices on sheet music will only be continued till Janu ary 1st, After Out time, all music will be sold at regular rates, .except to Teachers. $ 6 00 for ....$3 50 10 00 for 6 00vU 15(H) for 8 00- 25 00 for 14 00 6(H) for 3 75 9 00 for 5 00" 12 00 for 75 18 00for. ,...10 00 A LARGE STOCK OF FLUTES, FIFES, MOUTH ORGANS, VIOLIN AND GUITAR STRINGS, And everything to bo found in a Class Music $TORH Will be sold during the Holidays, PLegeurdless of Cost I MOOKE. ..$125.00 .... 200.00 $100.00 175.00 ..$35 00 45 00 JH