Church and Society Directory.
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
METHODIST EPISCOPAL—F. C. Wolfe, Pas
tor. Sabbath service,
10:30 A. M.
Wednesday evening at
7:30 P. H.
Prayer meeting Wed
nesday evening at
BAPTIST—James Paterson, Pastor. Sabbath
10:30 A. M.
7:30 P. M.
Prayer moeting on Wednes
day evening at
GERMAN PRESBYTERIAN—J. G. Schaible,
Pastor. Services at
10:30 A. M.
Sabbath School at 2
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.
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
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.
GRAIN AND SEED.
Corn- 80 lbs,New
WOOL. LIVE STQpK AND HIDES.
Wool—Fleece Washed 30® 40
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
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
Beans,,... 1 00® 1 50
Tallow..... 05® 00
Firkin Butter 10® 18
Loose Butter 12® 15
Turkeys .05® .06!4
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
Burlington, Cedar Kapids & .Northern
EACH WAY DAILY.
On and after June 3rd, ISTfi, Passenger Trains
on this line will run as follows:
le p. m. le p.
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
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.
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
A. M. le p. M. le
8 10 2 00
10 55 6 30
12 00 7 25
p. m. ar p. m. ar
FBIDAY, DECEMBER 21, '877.
OiciaJ Paper of the City and Connty.
Burlington, C. Rapids & North
TIMB TABLE AT INDEPENDENCE.
tor, Rev. John L. Gosker. Sen-ices every
Sunday. Low Mass at 8H
3:00 P. M.
M. High Mass at
EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION- M. Knoll,
Pastor. Sabbath service
10:30 A. M.
meeting Wednesday evening at 7 o clock.
MEGOW, N. Gs
B. R. SMITH, Sec'y.
INDEPENDENCE ENCAMPMENT, No. 561. O.
—Meets the second and fourth Thursdays
fftedch month. SETH NEWMAN, C. P.
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.
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
Leave for Chicago and the East, 0 40 a. 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.
BURLINGTON, CEDAR RAPIDS A MINNESOTA
Mon. Wed. and Fri., closes 1105 p. m.
Tues. Thurs. and Sat., closes 7 30 a. m.
Mon. Wed. and Fri., closes 5 35 p. m.
Tues. Thurs. and Sat., closes 215 p. m.
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!
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,
Given to Each Subscriber
BUCHANAN COUNTY BOLLETIH
WHO PAYS TO
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the families of our subscribers, is entitled
"THE HOME GUIDE,"
A Book by 500 Ladies.
It is a volume of 160 pages, and neatly bound
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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
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tions have never before appeared in book
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tribution from the columns of tne Tribune,
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dreds of thousands.
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WILL BE PRESENTED TO
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OLD AND NEW,
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and they cannot afford to let slip this opportu
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$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.
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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
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.
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
Burlington 11 25
Nichols 5 50
Muscatine 4 30
p. m. le
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
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
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.
JOSLIN & JONES,
The Insurance Men.
Joslin & Jones,
The Insurance Men.
Joslin & Jones,
The Insurance Hen.
Things are going from bad to worse, and
where the trouble will end the lord only knows.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.—
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
BRANDON, Dec. 17,1877.
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.
SECOND IIOOM -EAST SIDE.
Average No. belonging 66
Average daily attendance, 61.7
No. tardinesses, 0
No. cases corporal punishment 0
LIZZIE SHERWOOD, Teacher.
Average No. belonging 15
Average dally attendance, 44.2
No. tardinesses, 8
No. cases corporal punishment, 0
Allen C. W.
LIST of letters advertised Dec. 20th,
Allen H. H.
When calling for the above letters,
please say advertised.
WM. TOMAN, P. M.
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?
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
FINE goods of all kinds constantly ar
riving at Burnhani & Sherwood's.
& 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
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 &
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.'
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
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
LIQUID butter coloring
BUY a copy of the following latest
songs at Osgood's Palace of Musie:
"Gently Down the Stream of Time."
Drifting with the Tide."
'Tse Gwine Back to Dixie."
When the Roses Come Again."
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
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
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
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
READ the notice from the New York
Store in this issue, and govern your
100 dozen fresh eggs just received at
2w21 BAIN & STITBS'.
VASES AND TOILET SETS
Shawl pins, handsome patterns, at
Burnham it Sherwood's.
.Tcnfcing Robert H.
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
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.
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
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
at a bargain,
to close them out before winter, at
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
No other medicine in the world was
ever given such a test of its curative
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
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.
Great reduction on Black cashmere
at the New York Store. A splendid all
wool Cashmere at 6o cents, 40 inches in
style of ruffling at Turner's.
BARBER & KELLOOO keep the Can
ton Shaft Coal.
Everything in neck-wear line at TO
ALL our one dollar kid gloves at A
cents per pair, at the New York Store.
At the Old Stand under People's Nation
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
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.
fail to go to Waggoner's for
yonr Bibles and albums, where you will
find them in all sizes, styles and prices.
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
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.
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
REAL lace tidies at Turner's.
READ the notices from the New York
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 Soot and Shoe Shop.
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,
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
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.
Wright has absconded from my service and
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*
Hazleton, Dec. 15,1877. 22w*
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.
(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.
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
$ 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
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