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I 7l ''I I ilt -A «*. Hie Simcs. HeCMtEGOBf DEC. 15,1A69. feaiirsad CrwitlBf. Hie temporary, or wiuter R'y Bridge l^ugginf,, is completed. On Tuesday of l««t week .a train of, 30 cars, freighted with merchandise for St.'Paul, McGregor, Decorefa, Charles City and all other sta tions on our extending line west, passed safely ovw it. We now hare a continuous line of iron track from the land of the Dacotahs to any where else. This bridge is powerfully built. Gen. John Lowlcr's noted energy has been steadily exerted to complete it early, for the convenience of shippers west of as, and for the profit of the Company, of which he is the ablest and hardest-working representative. We saw this bridge on Sunday week. It.is built to last forever. Conductors and Engineers are appointed to take special charge of trains crossing it, as pilots ar» is bringing a ship into port, thus making It as impossibility to accident in the tran sit. This is eood. We hope conductor FULLEB will watch it well, and that the Engineer (his name is not gWeta as) will be oareful with. his. precious freight of passengers and produce. Above this bridge are pneks of ice for. midable in strength b*low it is clear wa ter. The prospect is that no bridge of ice which nature haa usually given us will be seen While the St. P. k M. Clayton City and Guttenberg do not care to have their ice bridge destroyed and they Bhip, per ice, large quantities of floar, pork, butter, hides, and other arti cles. The transit on ice navigation is said to be not obstructible. We think other wise. Why do Ferry charters obtain if crossing the River is not as important as going up and down it So much, briefly, for the legal view of this matter. Practically'there are other considera tions. We reluctantly surrender our views of the necessity for this bridge, but as Clay once said in the Senate, "no ani mal but one refuses to accommodate his opinions to circumstances." By the bridge we have cjose and prompt connec tion in freights, mails and passenger travel with the outside world, without fear of a thaw-out, a half-freeze of the river or any other weather accident. Our pork, should the weather grow warm, can be shipped, at once, to Milwaukee and Chicago, no delay of freights can take place, and the (now) immense western trade of our R'y oan be accommodated without break. Erie, Pa., fought the change of R'y guage for a time, but the world said she was wrong. McGregor, though sensitive as to what she may re gard as a personal injury, must do as Erie did. Our Merchants tell us the bridge is an advantage to them in the promptness of Freight deliveries and re ceipts. This speaks loudly. In relation to crossing, there are com mutation tickets purchasable at $1.00 for ten trips: the passage for teams and occasional crossers, will be the same as per ferry during the summer. The bridge for McGregor freights is FREE, as wit ness the following from Gen. Lawler to a prominent gentleman of this oity •'Whereas, the people of McGregor have always, stood by our Co. at seasons of the year'when rival lines wanted their business, we will stand by them in the reason of the year when none but ours 3DDtld &> it, Therefore, we will give the people of Tint McGregor the option of receiv fog and delivering tbpir freight at Pr. flu.Gh. or Kotth McQreger at rates." "fy MESSAGE.—We view as i Communications. Railway biidge holds the situation. Much talk was used in our McGregor in relation to the right of a Corporation to dam the river above «6, and thereby damn the team business below as. The M. & St. P. Co., have no right to say when naviga* tion shall close. Have they If so, why not close it Oct. 1st? Abridge across a navigable stream is granted only by charter from National and State authority, terms of structure being specified. We all know this. II»s this Co. a right to dam the river when their convenience wills? Have they a right to destroy the transit by team during the winter months and force all shipments by their line of delivery and at such tariffs as they may dictate? We have seen in oar residonce of near 14 years in McGregor, more than: 200 teams, at one look, crossing the ice bridge which Winter made us, loaded with, pork, grain, passengers and other commercial values. The river being dammed above us, and per consequence PQ ice allowed to make on which our commerce can pass in that way, we are •impelled to give tribute to a monopoly tnat has assumed a general control of the river. We say assutned, because there is no authority for the construction of such a work as the one we are speaking of. Are all the river towns, the teamsters, the laborers, the wood shippers, north and south, to be submerged in business to ac commodate the St. P. k M. R'y Pr. du Ch.- order of 8. S. Merrill, Gen. Manage*." We cannot this liberality, though wo yet haVe a "Blight objection to being *'kicked up stairs." We are evidently "better off" with the bridge, but the Com pany, we insist, is exremely impudent had written a re of it. Generally we like it. The President's repeal of the Franking Privi lege, his eold shoulder to the Cuba foolery «ad his objection to immediate specie pay ments suit us. Next week we will say more. It is a better message than wc ex pected from Gen. Grant and we are not baekward in indorsing it generally as a practical state paper. It is published in full thU week. The Department reports are condensed and the message is as lame in .construction, but plain M-H«« suits us better than fancy foolery. I I* Stock Journal notice. A any other man" who does not take.it at $1.00 a year does himself an injury. want I .We two copies next year one to seissor, the otier to bind and sleep with. Really 'tis a journal which we The commercial centre and County seat of Clayton County is sitaated^upon both banks of the Turkey River, in a pictur esque region, which for beauty, towering hillc, and diversity of sccxcry, is scarcely exceeded by the scencry on the far famed llndson. We boast of one of the finest water powers in Iowa—which as yet is only partially improved capable of furn ishing power for ten times as much ma chineryjas is now in use. The future of Elkader'is bright with Railroads and Manufactories, which we. will certainly have ere long, our population must run up into the thousands. The principal fea ture in our manufacturing 3ntere8t is tho extensive Flouring Mills of L. V. Davis, which make from 150 to 200 barrels of flour per day—furnishing emyloyment to a large number of persons —including the manufacture of flour barrels and transportation of ilour—the last item alone is a feature of considerable importance—from 10 to 20 teams are em ployed in hauling the flour to McGregor. The Mill furnishes a never failing market for wheat—MT. Davis being always roady to pay the highest price that he can afford tv—for this staple cereal. Hotel. The "Boardman House," under the management of Gen. Bigelow and his amiable lady, furnishes tho very best of accommodations to the traveling publio. This Hotel is second to none in North ern Iowa. It has been much enlarged lately. 0.j Dry Goods and Groceries. ,r ETkader has, for years, enjoyed HFfjfWS perous trade, and has been able to compete successfully with some of her more pretensious sister cities. In the above we are well represented by seven stores of general merchandize. Prominent among them is the firm of A. W. Daugherty & Co., dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, shoes, 4c. Their store is nearly opposite the mill in the stone block—this is an old firm, doiDg Oglesbee k Ford, in the "Reuther Building," also deal largely in general merchandise, and are men "that it will do to tie to." The indomitable "II. O." of anti-P. 0. notoriety, presides and always treats customers in such a manner that the most fastidious cannot complain, C. Ryan, dealer in Dry Goods, Boots, i Shoes, &c., u located on the corner4 oppo site the "Boordman House," in "Law Block." C. F. Stearns, dealer in General Mer chandise, is also in the "Law Block." By oourteous dealing, he has secured aa ex tensive trade, and no one is more deserv ing* ef patronage. We can certainly com mend him. C. McCoy, in the old P. O. building, does a good busines in Dry goods, cloth ing, &c. Chauucy is an agreeable gentle man and a liberal dealer. Yalt Boiler, the veteran German Democrat, finishes our list in this class. He is an old, reliable merchant, who does a General Merchandise business^ and enjoys a good trade. Watchmaker and Jeweller. E. Keltenbach keeps a fine stock of clocks, watches, jewelry, toys, fcc., and repairs on short notioe. Baking and Confectionery. S. Voneschen, near the bridge, sells wholesome bread,cakes,also confectionery, toys, Ac. Millinery and Dress Making. This class of caterers to the Goddess of fashion and vanity, is well represented by two shops—one by Mrs. Horace Bedell, and the other one by Mies Burkharfe Hardware and Tinware. This branch of trade is represented by two first-class firms, each doing a prosper ous business—the oldest is the firm of W. A. Whitney, opposite the mill. "Iron and Hardware," "Stoves and Tinware," is conspicuous on two enormous signs on the building. Mr. Whitney thoroughly understands his business, and with Ole Johnston as chief manufacturer of tin* ware, will continue to prosper. The other firm is in the large stone building opposite the Post Office. F. Snedigar k Sons, deal largely in Hardware, Stoves and Tinware, as their large triangular sign indicates. The tinware manufactory is run by that irre pressible Lou Ely, who understands the wants of the community in this line. This firm is continually adding to its Hardware and Stove stock, and enjoy a liberal patronage. Di uqs and Medicines. Elfcader boasts of two Drug stores, dealing in all of the "nostrums," Sover eign remedies fur "all diseases that mortal flesh is heir to. Prominent stands the firm ff A. F. Tipton, our efficient Postmaster, who deals in Drugs, Medicines, Books, &c., kc., and is well patronized. F. D. Bay less k Co., ocoupy the "Brick Drug Store," nearly opposite the "Board man House." They carry a fine stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Glass, Ac., including notions, books and confectionery. They claim to have one of the finest and best arranged Drug and Variety stores in Northern Iowa, and are patronized liberally. Una. short it could be made. Some portions of it arc farmer "or 1 regard as amonjf the Most useful published. Send lor a y- \hh OOPJ and look at it The message o/lyases reads very wall, but sotmksoUr better than many of thsss Jgvwile and standard gift books, at Fumitur*. 'w II. C. Grothwold mannfoctotes and keeps on hand a fine stock of goods in this Boot and Shoe Manufactures. This Branch is represented by S. Moyer, H. Mellen, and Ed. Ruosell. The latter also keeps a well selected stock of custom work. They all have just s« much as they can attend to. Harness, Saddles, kc. P. Garrighty, and Ed, Week, represent two No. 1. shops, «od supply the country with articles in their line, warranted "not to rip, tear, or wear out4' Ed, is also an Insurance agent, representing several first class compaaies. Carriage and Wagon Manufactures. Prominent among this industrial class, stands the firm of Frisby k Partcb, who turn out. in addition to wagons, as nice "tWPfHiMg fiwifp cuttcrs, Ac., as can be procured east. Mr. Frisby, as a fine workman, is not excelled in the Northwest. C. Schoch, also manufactures a large number of wagons yearly, and does gen eral blacksmithing. He docs a fine busi ness, and :is deserving of Ac liberal patronage that he has secused by years of indefatigable industry. Daily & Kelly, manufacturers of wagons, plows, Ac., and do custom blacksmithing also repair machinery. Last but not least our Celtic friend John Moran, manufactures superior wagons and docs general Blackemithing. Several other shops also do custom Blacksmjjthing work, including D. Livingood and Glea son. Refreshments for the inner man can bo procured at no less than ten Saloons in town, three of which haye Billiard Table*. Lumber. This business is represented by that act ive worker and fair-dealing gentleman, Capt. R. L. Freeman. He keeps a large stock of Lumber, Lath and Shingles and closely attends to the wants of customers. Major "Billy" Fallowdown, formerly of McGregor, and popularly known in North ern Iowa, is the Captain's faithful and ac» commodating assistant. 'TT' Meat Markets. Joseph Kromer and J. Meyer each far nish us with everything in their line. Stock Buyers. R. C. Place A Bro., S.,Powell and Keen an A Flynn deal largely in cattle and pork, shipping via. McGregor to Jhe Chicago market. Agricullvral Implements. Keenan A Flynn, "Tommy" Thompson and D. M. Fay each are agents for improv ed farm machinery and sell thousands of dollars worth every year. Tailoring. F. Rath man, J. Satori, and a fine business. R. C. Place, in the brick block opposite the old Davis House, does a good trade in General Merchandize. He is also one of our leading stock buyers, paying the high* est market price for Cattle, hogs, Ac., such men as R. C. are the life of any town —long may he wave Mr. Horn each carry on a tailoring business in all of its branches. Attorneys. The legal profession is well represented. "Justice prevails though the heavens fall." Young A Cook, Price A Cook, and S. T. Woodward practice in the courts and do a collection, land and conveyance business. Physicians. Dr. D. W. Chase, Dr. J. W. Stout and Dr. Hill each prescribe to afflicted human ity, and attend all calls for surgery. Kcicspapcrs. "The Clayton County Journal," Jomph Eibeck, Editor and Proprietor, is a spright ly weekly journal. Republican in politics and has a paying circulation. "Der Nord Iowa Herold, A. Papin, proprietor, is printed in German and circulates among our German neighbors in this and adjoin ing counties. Churches. We have as yet only two cberehee tvitli prospects of a Methodist church being built next year. The Uniyersalist church is octagon in shape and is situated on the north side. The Catholio church on the south side is under the charge of Rev. Father Quigley, who, by indefatigable per severance. has re-modeled the church, built a nice fence around it and also a fine house for the "Sisters of Charity." He designs the erection of a large school house the coming year. Schools. A fine building erected Ht a coet of $15,000 last year, has 200 scholars on its register. It is in charge of Prof. Palmer, with two lady assistants. Another eefeeoJ is taught by the "Sisters of Charity." Liveries. Two stables furnish "turnouts" for the traveling community one by Mr. Benson, and the other by S&rgeant A Frisby. Daily and tri-weekly stages furnish communication with McGregor, Postville, West Union, Strawberry Point, Colesburg and Clayton. Bank. Elkader as yet has had no Bank, but has long felt the necessity of am., Brewery. Schmidt A Bro., have a first-class Brew ery, and brew a good article of beer, for which they find a ready sale. Elkader is a growing town—many ims provements of a substantial nature are constantly being made, and contemplated. A county jail has been commenced. A county court house will soon be erected. Our business houses are mostly built of stone and brick. The population of Elkader is now 1,200 and increasing. SXITIIUS. GAJtxiirrtxb, Dec. 9th, 18C9. DEAR COL.—"Not dead, but sleeping," would be a test quite applicable to our little town but all are hoping that with fie opening of spring, we shall awake from the lethergy, that has so long bound us, to new life and activity. We have got so accustomed to being styled "one horse," "dead," "dull," Ac., that we take it as a matter of course, in fact, rather enjoy it. We have three churches—good public schools—but a poor school house—thanks to the vote of our enterprising citizensl And last, not least, we bavc four Repub lican saloons, where "Dimmycratic" whis ky is retailed to an appreciative audience. We are going to have a Union Christ mas Tree, at the Congregational Church on Christmas Eve. We are also to have the "Teachers Association" here, Dec. 29th and 30th, when we expect to have a "feast of reason and a flow of soul." Can't you come and see us. I find it is easier to tell what we have not, than what we have but I will tell you what we ought to have, and what is going to tcake us up, and that is to have the "Clayton Co., High School" located here. I think Clayton is far behind her. sister counties in this enterprise. Dela ware, Fayette, Allamakee, and Winne shiek, all have their High School or College, and if some enterprising gentle men would purchase the building known "Erigg's Hall" (built and designed for an Academy) which, by a little addition, could be converted into a School, such as Clayton Co., needs, it would be liber ally patronized by her citizenr. Who will start this long and much needed SQjter prisef Dont all speak at once. Gakxaviluk RVAN will sell at cost if he can find purchasers. I I I In plowing or teaming on the hot weather, always rest horses road in on an eminence, where ono prill bl worth jyo in ivurm valley. News and Items. It is stated that Elihu Green, con victed of setting fire to the Court House, at Kingwood, Preston cpunt^ W. Va. was allowed to choose hanging or im prisonment for lifc,!an4 sclccbed the former. Judgment was accordingly pronounced, the time for the execution being fixed for January 28... There is an amusing paragraph in Treasurer Spinner's report. He docs not like the law which compels him, in all oases, to write his frank. He says: "A facsim ile of my official signature seems still to answer very well on a thousand dollar greenback note, but under this law, it is not good to a certificate that serves the affixing of a three cent stamp." In Harrison county, Ky., on Friday week, a boy named Clay Miller, put the muzzle of a gun in his mouth, after taking the cap off, and getting his foot on the hammer, pushed it back, let it slip, and fell back dead. The estimated expenses of Philadel phia for 1870, including iuterest, are $8,652,101.07. The taxes new due, and unpaid amount to $5,700,911, which is not a pleasant showing to those citi zens who pay promptly......Ife, is said that Brigham Young not frigbtdned by tho FatiHfo Railroad befeattse with his own private family and those of one or two elders he can start a respectable colony almost anywhere..)....Tbo New York Evening Post says: "Mr. Richard son left no will. He was worth about seventy-five thousand dollars. Ilis in terest in the Tribune alone, wag valued at forty thousand dollars." The New York Commercial Advertiser says: "Mr. and Mrs. McFarland wete married by Theodore Parker. All of tho wit nesses to the ceremony are now living." There are 173 oonvicts in the Maine State Prison. Baltimore is to erect a monument to George Peabody The loss by fire in the United States during the past year has been $33,534, 000 England has had more coal mine disasters this year than for the preceeding three years A Chinaman at the Oregon State Fair did the best plowing that was done on the ground The oldest commission in the army is that of General Sylvanus Thayer, who entered the service in 1808 The number of acres this year in cotton in the United States is -said by Southern exchanges to be 8,000,000 It cost a man $15 for refusing to pay 15 cents fare on a Massachusetts rail joad the other day J. P. Jewett, the original publisher of "Unole Tom 's Ca bin," is now working as a journeyman printer in Philadelphia In Great Britain, with a population of 24,363, 000, there are 36,200 ministers and 34*700 churches and chapels It is stated that fairs were held in nearly every county in the State of Ohio this year—thera taiag oal# *s ceptions. The architect who planned tiie new Methodist church in Waterville, Maine, made the belfry windows so small that the bell cannot bo got into it Ex President Fillmore, with five others, will represent the recent Louisville Commercial Convention at the Russian Exposition of 1870 A man in \Val doboro, Me., zealously cares for a hatchet, which in the hands of a stalwart Indian in 1749, was driven into hila grand father's skull! Fine taste. New York, Sunday, Dec. 12th.—H. W. Beecher, this evening, referred to to the subject of murder, and said that the crime deserved the severest punish ment and that McFarland, who delib erately premeditated the murder of Richardson, deserved to be hanged.—O. B. Frothingham was particularly severe upon those editors who had questioned his motives in the Richardson marriage, and said he was not able to seej^mt he had done anything wrong. Philadelphia has 785,000 inhabitants ...The fire in the Dismal swamp yet burns There are 540,000 tenant far mers in Ireland .St. Petersburg has 10,600 cab-drivers .The profits of the Baden-Baden gambling bank, last year, were $600,000, and of the Wiesbaden bank, $650,000 Horse-racing was prohibited at Ihe Georgia State tair on the grounds of its immorality The New York Philharmonic has 100 per formers of whom 38 are violinists A Detroit man has a luxurious beard on one side of his face, and smooth skin on the other. He regrets Barnum has gone out of business. Mr. Fargo, the express manager, is building a residence in Buffalo, and nine tons of glass have been used in its con struction Halifax papers, comment ing on the President's message, says it has destroyed all hope of reciprocity, and rendered annexation more desirable. They think the whole Dominion will see it, and demand independence, and that annexation will speedily follow A gentleman had just taken his seat at the dinner table, when the servant re ported a beggar at the door. Feeling in his pocket for a "stamp," bat finding none, he repliod, "Tell him I haven't a shilling with me," and resumed his din ner. Presently, the servant returned, with "Please, sir, he says he can change a note." A Detroit girl recently at tempted to kiss a waiter at one of the city hotels, and was informed by the proprietor that she must respect the men about the house, or leave. Justicc Grier, the second oldest on the supreme bench, has resigned The free banking project is growing in favor in congress The project to remove the capital to the west is strong ly represented at Washington The Census committee have fixed tho num- up PSPPSOMpp der the next apportionment, at three hundred. They think the result will show a population in the U. S. of fofty million*...,..Georgia is to have another dote of reconstruction The presi dents message, the presentation of piles of bills, reading and referring them and the like, has taken up almost the entire attention of congress so far. An adjournment is agreed upon from the 22d inst. to the 5th of Jany. 1870. Simplicity is Beaaty. *.j The late Fitz Greene Ilalleck Bald *'A letter fell into my hands which a Scotch servant girl had written to her lovtr. Its style charmed me. It was fairly inimita ble. I wondered how, in her circumstan ces in life, she could have acquired BO ele gant a style. I showed the letter to Rome of my literary friends in thh city of New York, and they unanimously agreed that it was a model of beauty and elegance, I then determined to solve the mystery, and I went to the bouse where she was em ployed, and asked her how it was that, in her bumble circumstances in life, she had acquired a style so beautiful that the most cultivated minds could not but admire it. 'Sir,' said she, 'I came to this county four years ago. Then I could not read or write. But since then I have learned to read and write, but I have not learned to spell so always when I sit down to write a letter, select those words which are so short and simple thnt I am sure to know how to spell them.' There was the whole secret. The reply of that simple-minded Scotch girl condensed a world,of thetorio into a nut-shell. Simplicity is beauty. Sim plicity is power." It is lamentable how much ignorance there is amopg us to the character of our Own country. Do your readers know that we have in California a nation of pagan idolaters That there nre two heathen temples in San Francisco? That there are whole streets in that city as much China as China itself 7 Do they know that col onies of Japanese are already on our shores cultivating tea and silk Do you know that trees grow in California that will make more than a thousand cords of four feet wood to the tree? Do they know that there are trees growing here older than the Christian era? Or that there is in California a bouse standing on the stump of a tree that has been felled having room enough in it for a parlor 12 by 16, and a dining-room 10 by 15, and a kitchen 10 by 12, and two bca-rooms 10 by 10 each, and a pantry 4 by 8, and a clothes press 2 by 6 teet Do they know that squashes giow weighing over 200 pounds, and beets weighing over 100 pounds, and cabbages and potatoes to match Then let them give up their European trips and come and see.— Bishcj) Ringsletf. The great Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean and Red seas, which was opened with imposing ceremonies a few days since, is 100 miles long, without locks or other appliances, nnl is opm to all the world on equal terms. Its width is 328 feet, and its depth 26 feet, so that it will be seen that it is easily navigable for all vessels. Our trade with the following oountries for the fiscal year ending June. 1867, was: i Export*.^ ''Imports. Dutch Enst Indies, $204,390^ British East 381.141 $3,932,486 Australia, 5^102,355 262,401 Philippine Islani, 45.636 3,473,371 Other Pacific 85,147 China, *.788,145 12,112,440 Total, 14,606,819 19,780,698 The total exports to South Europe, Mediterranean, and East Indies in the same year were $71,780,203, and the im ports from the same $65,394,796, making a total of $137,174,990, from which it ap pears thnt ono sixth of the commerce of the United States was transacted with these places. When the population of India, China, and Japan are contrasted with that of Europe, the immense com mercial interests afTectcd by the new route and other new competing ^routes are apparent. Not the Wife™Faulk An Irishman who had just landed, went to see his sister who was married to a Yankee. The couple lived very happily in this city, and when Pat came, the gcn» tleman toek him over his place to shew it to him. Pat at the evidence of prosperity, said to his brother-in-law "Begora, you are wery happy hero with this fine property to live on me sisther had good luck intirely, so she had, in get ting you for a husband." "Ah, yes,'' responded the married man, ''we would be very happy but for one thing." "And what is that?" asked P.it. ''Ah, Pat," returned the gentleman, "I am sorry to say that we have no chil dren." "No childer?" exclaimed Pat "then begora it's not me sisthor Maggie's fault, for she had two before she left Ireland, and that's the rayson me father sint her to America." Everything suitable for ohildren, and hundreds of things suitable for old tolks as Christmas presents ean be had of IIVAN. Copy of resolutions adopted by Bexer Lodge, No. 135, A. F. and A. M. Resolved, That in this event our Lodge kas lost a true and worthy Brother, and the order of Masonry a true and faithful friend. That our departed Brother, in bis humane, consistent, and honorable life, was a faithful representative of Masonic principles, and well exemplified the tenets of our order and the principles of our holy religion That while we deplore his loss and see with deep regret the broken column of his life, yet we remember also the many vir tues of his character, his amiability, bis sincerity, his truth and steadfastness as a friend and Brother, and behold even in its early close, the full record of a well spent life That we extend to his bereaved family our warm and earnest sympathy in their irreparable loss, and commend tbem witl^ earnest prayers to the care of that Almighty Eather who is indeed the wid ow's and the orphan's friend. Good old Christmas comes but once a year, but she brings joy to all. Let us meet her at RYAN'S store and buy all the pretty things she has in market. Newspapers state that Mr. O. J. Ilollis ter was recently married in Washington to Miss Carrie Y. Mathews, sister to Vioe President Colfax. This is not a correct state—ent. Mr. Colfax has neither sister nor brother, though several half-sisters are the result of the marriage of Geo. W. Mnthews to Schuyler's mother, Mrs. Colfax, a granddaughter ofQen. Schuyler of the Revolution, and a member of Washington's plaff. Wc k»ow whereof we write, Notice to Teachers. OfHoaCO.SUPMINTUTOEffT PCBLOSCKOOU 1 EI*AMR, NOT. 224.1869. ThoTenrhers of Clayton County win »In-lil nt OmrriHTillo, coiBBirndaic on WadneaJft mBirnctap on TTiln ijTi the 2Vth ilnjr of I-« tember, 1869,«t two •'clock Kll, I onco mort no lie it our Mtchrra to te present and work for the int-re§t of tlm Aaaocialioo. A* the Association In held daring holiiinye we hope to nee larger Kttcadnncc than ntiw prt-tioue Anoocfutlon. It U ur^ed that thoap teacher* whose nitoira appear in the following programme be prompt in preparing pnpvra on tho aiiiijacta wtlgnrd them aa upon yo»r part. te.ichorn, depend to n great extent thesncceM of our ARKociation. Tho following is the programme of exerclaea: 1st. Usual Opening Exercise*, 2d. Reading Minutes previous Association. JM. Keport of Officers. 4th. Klnction of Officers for ensuing year. 5th. Appointing of Committees. Sth. Ksenj—Subject—"The object of the Aaseti* tton," by Miss A. T. Stewart. 7th. KBsny—Subject—"Arrangement of Clasaoa and best method of conducting recitationa, by Mr. M. W. Bailey. 8th. K*sny—Subject—"School GoVWMMart,1 Mr W. II. Palmer. 9th tssay—Subject—"Owr Responsibility a* teachers," by Miss M. K.Barnes. 10th. MiscellHDreu8 Business. It Is expected that the members of the Association will discuss tho ahore subjects after the reading of the papers. EVKNING SESSION. l«t. Address, by Mr. H. H. Barnes. Geography1"™' by Mr'"Physical THURSDAY MORNING. 1st. Discussion—"How can we best advance the c*o»e of Education in our County."—Opened J'tffSltAtifc'ASc by II. G. Smart and K. B. Wakoman. 2d. "How can the meeting! of oor Association be made more beneficial"—Opened by O. D. Oathontand I'anl Stockfcldt. Rtpott of toiiBlttiM appointed on prevloM i i W A O I ot Association. HARRIED: At Farmersburg, Dec. 7th. 18W. by Rsv. M.M. Wakeman, JAMBS M. SUTTKN to MARTIIA ANN* E\ KRALL, daughter of Deacon ^Richard Krerall, all of Sarmcrsburg. On Thursday, Dec. 9th, at the residence of the bride's bthsr, B. P. Buriiham, of PanMrabarg, Clay ton Co., Iowa, by tho Rer.S. P. Sloan, of McGregor, RICH A RDT. JONES, of McGregor, to Mill pew mwttwmetrtji. FIRST NATIONAL BANK or a E O NOTICE is hereby given to the Stockholders «f this Bank that ths Annual Meeting, for the Election of Directors for the ensuing year, will be held at the Ba^k, on Taeaday, January 11th, 1870, at 4 o'clock OLEY IIULVERSON, Ghahier. Dec. 10th, I860* «S7w4 DH. H. J. HAMMOND^ Physician & Surgeon Has taken the office of the late DR. LOW, over Kennedy A Duck's Drag store, and would bs pleased to await upou his patrous and all others who may need Medical Aid. 6S7w3 P. 11. Larkin. T. BLKAPTIR OAJUDfc. D. W. OIIASC, M. IV., corner Muin and Iligh Straeta, Elkader. M7 F. SNEDIGAR A SONS, dealers In Hardware, Stoves and Tinware, Agricultural Implements, Crockery and Glassware, Elkader. 687 V. BALLER, dealer in General Merchandise. Hardware, Drugs A Medicines,Klkader. 087 BAYLK8S tt CO., dealers in Drags and Medi- cines, Fancy Goods and Sundries, Klkader. 087 P. GARAGIITY, dealer in Harness, Saddles, Bri *'aid for YOUNG A COOK, Attorneys at Law, Office over C. Kyan s btore opposite the Boardman House, Elka der, Iowa, will practice in the 10th Judicial District, and in the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa. Special attention paid to collections of all kinds A New-Year's Gift for All! I T/3rt!,5v1"«bU,hjrs of AFV u 2' AMERICAN STOCK to place a copy of that pubiica. tion in the hands of every farmer, Planter and Stock Breeder In the couutry, have put np 100,000 packa ges, containing a specimen copy, large illustrated Snow Bill, a premium list, and one of the following 25 cent Book*: Horseman's Hog Breeder's, Sheep Breeders Dairyman's or Poultry Breeder's Manaal. These packages they offer to send free and post-paid to all who apply for them. We hope all ouVTarmer fnente will ayai! themselves of this generous offer, as the Premium Liat contains many articles, such as Blooded Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Poultry, Potatoes, I®P,ement«. Books, Watches, Ac., Ac., that can easily be obtained CU??,C?UT**,,I,'K for H*'* popular JOURNAL wbich is published at the low price of $1.00 a rear. Address N. P. BOYER A CO., Publishers, Parkss burg, Chester Co., Pa. Jw«7 PUTNAM'S MGHIHE FOR 1870. Published by the Putnam IhfuiiM Osnpuy, n»Tf5 rho ,8hare,»°,ldwr» are Mr. WM. at their regular Communication, held Dec. 13th, 1869. Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme Master to call our beloved brother JOHN LOW from amongst the workmen here, to a place near the Master's Seat on High, Be it Ml ««09 JL IA3I3 30 Qarrall. X.ARKQV & OABBAU, Manufacturers of Wagons, Sleighs, Seeden. Plows, and llorse Shoeing done to order and Qe&entl Black smithing. Iy687 VOLGA CITT, IOWA. *c highest market prices, El lender. 0&7 PRICF. A COOK. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, and Rtnai Ketate Agents, Elkader, Iowa. Pay Taxes, Examine Titles and practice in the Courts of the 10th Judicial District, and Supreme Court of Iowa. S.T. WOODWARD, Attorney at I*jr, Elkader* Iowa. 6S7 A. W. DAUQIIERTY A CO dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries and General Merchandise. Highest Mar' ket Prices paid for Produce, Elkader. Iowa. #87 E. KALTENBACII, Watch Maker, dealer In Jewl ery, Clocks, Watches, Dry Goods, Ac.,KJkadsr, Iowa. A JS,W"8 V?IFT.' 0FL?CE °PP°BITE A. Co* Store, Klkader, Iowa, W. Daugherty *•.WHITNEY, dealer in Iron, Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and Agricultural Tools., Ac„ Elk* der, Iowa. WliVnis VAKl McGREGOR, IOWA, Oct. 27, 1869. 1 81© rrifii Sewing Machines, CULLEN BKYAN and neveral practical bus'noss inen.1 Lhe Contributors include the ablest and most pop. ular writers in eveiy section. We intend that this Magazine shall be WIDE-AWAKE, J»UB£, PRACTICAL, EMTERTAINIR6. And such as an intelligent family "cannot afford to do without." '®/ormation OD matters.connected with the Worlds Progress in Literature, Seleuce, Art, Domeetic Economy, the Art of Living, tho comforts ?r Social Science, National Interests, and Individual Rights, will be specially cultivated and developed, together with Stories and Lighter Litera ture for the.'fHmily. "At the bead of the Magnxine of to-dav."—Nor walk Gazette, "Prominent among the Monthlies,"—Buffalo Com. Advertiser. "The admirable plan of this publication takes in all topics of modern thought and study, while every subject is invariably treated with ability."—Albany Evening Journal. ggj' Grand -T Masquerade Ball!! HALL, ow Friday Evening, Dec. 31$.'6% A 'AOK OU TO This entertainment win combine mere Amusement, Shew, and (eneral Bayyi. new than any Ball that McOref er has ever witnessed. Ample Arrangements are made to tapply Oestnmes agreeable to taste, and every effort will be ex tended to render thenarticipants happy. Mr. Otrualer, of Milwaukee, will be at the McCtref or House, with Coetnmes two or tkree days prior to the Ball. Those wanting Costumes will call early for choice. Tickets, Gentleman and Lady, $1.50. BROSIUS & HBLLBBBO, 2w* Proprietors. Taken Up. 1 have in my posossion »n sstray Mare Colt, sup posed to be four yenrs old next Spring, which the owner is rtqnevU'd to take awuy, first giving evidence of his title and paying charges. The animal would be called of lite pony breed, is sorrel and has white bind feet aud leg*. LEH I8 J)A Vlfc?, on Cunjiivillo road, luil^s from tliUAUj. *617 mm Fine Watches and Time Bices! Offfer the largest and moot eareftillt Mlected Swiss Watches, French Clocks, Siver*ware MM! Jewelry, for an'J ,is" ,A SWIOlC TRANCES 8. BURNHAM. We congratulate oar late] bachelor friend on the happy event aliove recorded. A nice bottle of wiae and several varieties of delicious cake accompanied the notice of Jones' surrender. MayJIeaven shower all the blessings that mortality can bear npoa the hearts and heads of onr newly married friends. We telegraphed (by Rowland) to Wales an thesntyect, but some disorder of the oable prevented a reply for this issue. Barry, 'Rich." bat "Bill" R, la t» Usml HoiT i9g •itoi ««»*YAjr .TAMO** Wedding & Holiday Present^ i fco w» TO mm xm j. JL*.' Por Dress Coats! A V TOM. MUMUtMMM IVZIS i i i SCOTCH GOODS, 'tntrZ HARRIS CASSIMERES, Ladies' Cloaking?, A J:-V! :&,!»*?>!'!,, .!• s»Woolens Of Svery DMeripttea* la Desira ble Oolors ud Vopdfctr Makes, Shawlsi^^.^^ am Blankets, Dress Goods, Cotton Goods, Hats Caps, Shirts and Drawers, •xzxwmi aa I* cr.rv *rr v I ilia CI JflMlUBSi, Villlo Sfvwii 082 McOaBOOB., FIFTY OHOFPEB8 To cut cord wood, uur McQregor. Good board near the timber, fur further luformaMon, call at tho storoof JOIIK CAMl'lJiJU., Mala St., Motlregor. MAPLE MOODY. Mi ANDREW URAYIIAMJ mnmm- i e Newest Patterns 5c at the Lowest Prices 6/ htifrse in the trade. It wfll be for the advantage of those about par* chasing, to compare our prices with other manufacturers in Chicago anil .J*ew Yojk. .1 -.A .wt eo# itel A tt I fl V v .i R. HUBBARD & CO, i -«oi 1 wv 1 ,r iss wis*. M&irafacttiitog ami thn4*h our Chicago, Kev Yck fth8 Houses, we have the advantage of offering the- ..*»• .. Tj* V o n u o bxx^l^t ^HtipBARD««T 004 McGrefirtfr,Iotr*j Agents for Roger Smith & Co.'s Unrivaled Plaled Ware. eu TOH I! ILL*. 9JIJ.LI In Crockery, Glassware, Toys^ k 1 Cutlery, Wall Paper, Etc., Bto«* .rfll.il CAH B* IIAD BY CALLING OH MT SCOTT & GOULD, IMPORTERS, Who are in raeaift of a Largo and well nInM Stack) thl •w broagkt to this markst, and at ef^a™ riTOBB PRIODS Than any ono else dan soil them. Onr Goods aro height from frst hss% consequently no second profits have to bo paid. CALL AND SIS US. «BIAT PZ.BASURS Of SBOVDM OOOML forget the place. Sign of niaZ\t Por Overcoats! i COUNT* FAXRr Tb« Committe on Farm Ifackk+ry tajras* The Bee Sleds exhibited bo G.L.BaaL. are worthy of tho attention •fFamtttk, Teamsters and Lumbermen. *hi« is presented as the BJIIT Sled ever made for all parpeses.. We advise all to make ui exami nation before SOTXSVO any ©IT the old kind. 675 TDTrnr." Rr t. KJ« iNfli .sonamA mq Vf -OP s. -11 •*.!.*../.k*.&*> ........ I-**®? 4iv&9n '4y. rw •.-#*',t v wwt« 1?" |-"ll 6' J. I ..!!J **C: 9 BUT VtfB gCOTT and CM)VUtl 8m 680 Something fS|ew!! THE OVIOTT PATENT O S E Now on exhibition at ths Warahons* of AND WAS ALIO OK it Hpfiv W' H. E. NjCWZSL Zi, Seeesssor to M. MeKIMNtl, fa DtALXaiN fJUXID AJS Stoves & TinwarO. k Itfif "iffirSr P. JK 8TEWMT COOK STOVE, 4 McQRJBGOB, IOWA. Joli Wirfr &QM on Short Votioe. m* North McGregor! .3T1DHM1 3T '*1 JAJf. Geo.L.Bass&Oo A General Stock of Merchandise! Call for vhat joe wish and it will bo forabhsd |t|| tk»m*rUL Tho OIOCERY U0 PROVISIQR TMK And all Family Supplies ar+ wtdlsstyii In Stock. Kverjr article of "Country Produce Will be welcome at tho counter and good Micas The object ieviow,ia w ZOWA. MU, TO UVS AM9 lIT UVfl By honorable, square dealing with nil who c*J|, Euumcratlnx Boots and 8hoes, Muslins, SalHfe netts, Prints, Cloths, Clothing, Dregs, Bats and OsM Coffee. Tobacco, Sugar. Ac., Ac., is ao near played oitt that wo forbaar repetition. "GENERAL MERCHANDISE" Includes all thsao as wsll as W. MONCRl^fiiayipiiif.