•cGREGOR, FEB. 16,1870.
Wi are in receipt of a communication,
severely reflecting upon Gov. Merrill for
appointing Judge Williams to the vacan
cy in the Supreme Bench. The writer
speaks of "a storm of indignation in
Clayton County scarcely excelled by the
Assassination of Lincoln." He charges
^Merrill with perfidy toward Judge Mur*
%ock, Hon. Elijah Odell and J. 0. Crosby
in having promised each and all of them
the vacancy on the Sapteme Bench in
case (as was anticipated) a vacancy would
eoeur. Williams is represented as having
been a load talking opponent of Merrill
for reflection. Merrill is ridiculed in
sarcasm too crude to be hurtful. Murdock,
'dell and Crosby are too well praised to
of profit to them. Merrill is represent
ed to be an active Methodist, when it is
well known he is a Congregationalist of
"the strictest sect.''
We are not a Merrill man, nor
Williams man, nor any other man's man
these gentlemen are personal friends of
ours, and no article can be got in this
NORTH IOWA TIMES to gratify individual
•pleen, no matter for friend or foe. Our
correspondent has had opportunities to
discover this fact before this date, and we
are surprised that he would so write us.
The Tinas is aot a sewer for the trans
mission of personal or political malevo
lence. The communication is returned.
Republican newspapers commenting
on the opinion of Ctiief Justice Chase on
the validity of the legal-tender act, can
readily see why a debt contracted to be
paid in coin should not be paid in depre
ciated paper currency. Such action gives
to the creditor less than he lent. It vio
lates the contract, anil is altogether un
The same newspapers can understand
why debts made since the passage of the
legal*tend«r act should be paid in curren
ey. To require coin would require from
the debtor a much greater amount than
he received, or than he agreed to pay,
and would be altogether cruel and out
All this is so plain that it seems to be
an affectation of simplicity and childish*
aess to state it, and yet, clear as it is,
and true beyond all doubt or cavil, the
•ery newspapers reasoning thus cannot
•ee why the five-twenty bonds ought to
be paid in currency. What clears their
perceptions in the one instance and dark
ens them in the other
The bonds were issned since the pas
sage of the legal«tender act. Treasury
notes were received for them. The con
tract was to pay them in treasury notes,
and this agreement was so explicit that
there could be no misunderstanding con*
cerning it. What justice is there in re
quiring their payment in coin? Wfa»will
answer ?—Decorah Democrat.
Gen. Logan, chairman of the House
Committe on Military Affairs, has report
ed a bill providing ibr a reduction of the
army by the muster out of about 500 su
pernumeiary officers within a year, and
reducing the pay of the General and Lieut.
General. It also provides for a general
reduction of the pay of the higher grade
of officers on detached duty. The General
of the Army, whose duties in time of peace
are merely nominal, is paid three times at
much as the Chief Just'ce of the United
States and twice as much as the Secretary
of War. There is said to be a movement on
foot among the army officers to lobby thro'
Congress a bill giving them an increase of
pay, in case the 500 supernumeraries are
mustered out, and there is a petition to
that effect now in the hands tf the Milita
The true policy would be to diminish
rather than increase the pay of all officers
not in active service. Deduct 10 per cent,
from the salaries of the Washington
"drones" and give it to the "workers"
who are fighting Indians or conducting
surveys.— Winona Republican.
CeaoasssiONAL AMENITIES.-*-!* the
House of $epresentativs a few days since,
Ben. Butler replied to Cox, of New York,
*"81100 fly, don't bodier me." Cox, who
Is a wiry little fellow, rejoined as follows
"The gentleman (Jiutler) was blessed
|y Providence with a pachydermatous hide
Ike a rhinoeeros, and therefore flies wuld
Mot trouble him! Everything would glance
from that gentleman's rhinoceros hide. He
(Butler) had no sensibility to his position
Before the country, and did no know how
the people regarded him. His own col
leagues intimated that be was a thief and
a robber, and he did not take it up. but it
had been left to him (Cox) to defend him
•nd because he had done so in a spirit of
goodnature, he (Batler) had made hia
eevert negro«minstrelsy attack upon him.
Why did he not attack his colleagues and
Bake them «all for a committee of inves
tigation on his past derelictions and past
alleged robbery? Why did he stand here
the condemned man of this Congress
Why did he stand here proseribed politi
cally and socially Why did he reserve
all his fire for his friends as he did in the
army, and then, when attacked, retreat
like a bemb-proof soldier and hide him
v Medical men advise that salt should be
liken with nuts, especially when eaten at
•ight Once, says a writer, while enioy
iog visit from an Englishman, hickory
auts were served in the evening, when
my English friend called for salt, stating
he knew a case of a woman eating hearti
ly of nuts in the evening who was taken
violently ill. The celebrated Dr. Aber
nethy was sent for. but it was after he had
become too fond of his cup, and he was
not in a condition to go. He muttered,
"Salt, salt," of which no notice was taken.
Next morning he went to this place and
she was porpse. He said that had they
her salt it would have relieved her
they would allow him to make an exam
ination, he would convince them. On
opening the stomach, the nuts were found
|0 a mass. He sprinkled salt on tiu» and
immediately it dissolved.
Here is a funeral speech which a
flaris paper assures us was actually pro
•ousted at Montmatrq, the other day,
by a father at the grave of his son:
"Gentlemen," said the father, in a
•©ice of emotion, "the body before me
was that of my son. He was a young
mas, lately in the prime of life, with a
aoaad constitution, which ought to have
insured a hundred years existence. But
misconduct, drunkenness and debauch
•ry, of the most disgraceful kind,
brought him, in the flower of age, to
the ditch which you see before you. Let
be aa example to joo axui sour
AUdren. Let us go heno*/*
Vn^mnnl «-v« inn iyv A
at National pursuant to appointment
on the 12th inst.
Owing to the severity of the weath
er a full board was not present, but
those in attendance arc men who have better, and arc in a more
the interests of the Society at heart, condition than ever before..
and went to work with a will.
A great amount of important busi
ness was transacted and arrangements
made for making the next fair the
best exhibition, of the kind, ever held
in the State. The Premium List was
thoroughly revised and no complaint
can be made that the premiums offer
ed are insufficient. Over $1,100 in
premiums is offered the present year,
a list of which will be published as
soon as prepared. Tne time fixed for
holding the next fair is Sept. 27tli,
28th and 29th, a full programme of
which will be published in due time.
And now ladies and gentlemen is the
time to prepare to compete for the Pre
miums of 1870.
Those who attended the last fair
know the ladies' department was sad
ly neglected and now, ladies, is the
time to prepare your articles for the
next exhibition now is the time to
prepare your needle-work, your draw
ings and paintings, and very many
articles both ornamental and useful,
that you may not only display but
cultivate those finer tastes in which
your sex so far surpasses ours. The
gentlemen's department will be full,
in yours we hope there will be no
Now is the time, too, to procure
your flower seeds and bulbs and be
prepared for Spring, which will short
ly be upon us. The premiums offered
on a single variety of flowers will pay
for the seeds and bulbs of many choice
varieties, and you all know how much
flowers add to the beauty of you»* de
partment as well as to the beauty of our
homes, and their cultivation very proper
ly belongs to you.
To Mechanics and Artisans also, we say
now is the proper time to make prepara1
tions for a display of the articles of your
mechanism and the acquisitions of your
art, nt our next fair.
And fellow farmers, now is the time,
too, for us to not only use the means for
the improvement and development of our
stcck, but also to procure new varieties
of grain and vegetables.
A single premium offered by the Soci
ety this year on vegetables would pay for
many new and valuablo varieties not
grown among us, and be the means of not
only adding many dollars to our pockets,
but adding much to the Agricultural
wealth of our County.
Let us take hold of this matter then and
not only make our next exhibition the
best ever held in this or any other County,
but make our Society what its founders
intend it to be, a means for the advance
ment of Agriculture, mechanics and the
fine arts among us.
E. P. HALL, Sec.
OPTSIDK.—Pretty poetry for our lit
tle friends Red Peppers, and how
they fixed a haughty boy The
School Book Swindle of the age we
want this article carefully looked at.
"I wish I had Capital"—a lesson
for a loafer Fun Breeding Cat
tle Suds Grant's Virginia "Se
gar" Yankee Curiosity Don't
be cowards....Virginia John|\Vesley
and his termagant wife Literary
men Plans for the Year Prog
ress of Opinion in the matter of
courtship Surgical operation
Chinese Silk Factory Population
in 1890 American slang In
sanity and its cause Suffrage
Young Hen in Chicago.
There appears, on a certain day, in
each of the daily papers an advertise
ment setting forth that a "young
widow lady, of refinement, education,
beauty and wealth, intends
to make the tour of the continent and
wishes to engage, as a companion and
protector, a young gentleman of cul
tivation and refinement, who will re
ceive a liberal salary and have all his
expenses paid." That brings a crowd
of the prettiest young men in town to
the office of the "Employment Bu
reau" man, who acts as her agent.
Each takes him aside and says, quite
confidentially, "My dear fellow, if
you get this engagement for me, I
will give you" (twenty-five or fifty
dollars, as the case might be). Then
the agent says, "My dear sir, I don't
think I ought to do it, but still, I like
your looks and think the lady will—
yes, I am sure she will, and I have in
fluence with her so just take a note
for me, see her, and come back."
It means "come down" after the en
gagement is obtained. Each and all
see her in turn, in a magnificent
brown stone mansion, and thev find
her very pretty, very smart anil when
she seems to take a great fancy to
each in his order, and engages him as
her companion at a splendid salary,
each pronounces her an exceedingly
charming woman, and himself one of
the luckiest men alive. She engages
them all, and they all return and pay
the agent his handsome fee. The next
day the office is closed, the rent lias
been about due, and this was the
coup of the agent's art to close
n a blaze of professional glory, "bilk
ing" even the landlord and the man
from whom he hired his furniture.
As for the beautiful young widow, the
places which knew her know lu*r no
more. She only engaged board for a
week in the brown-stone mansion,
and left before the week was up.—
CHICAGO, Feb. 14.—A special from
Ogden says that the election for city
officers takes place in Salt Lake City
Monday. The Orthodox Mormon
Church nominated their ticket a few
days ago. The gentiles were to have
nominated their ticket last Thursday
night, but when their parties reached
the hall it was filled by the Brigham
ites and a large number of secret ward
police, who went through the farce of
nominating an Orthodox ticket, giving
the oppositionists to understand that
they could do no business there. The
general opinion is, that if any opposi
tion ticket is attempted, serious trouble
will result. Brigham Young is making
preparations to visit the extreme south-,
ern portion of the Territory The God
beites say it's a move to shift the
responsibility of the election trouble
from himself. There is great excite
ment at Salt Lake. Under the present
circumstances it is doubtful whether
any opposition ticket will be attempted.
All the profits of the Washington
are divided with the policy hofders.
Agricultural Meeting. I cws and Items. i Remarkable Piece of Iltunan Hair.
The Board of Director* of the Clay- There are 30,000 clergymen in the A magnificent piece of huuma hair
ton County Agricultural Society met United States Farlev offers 160 'nr£Cfel' finest and most valuable in
Mcinity of Helena, Montana, are paying
the radical papers are calling for a re
duction of army salaries and as a method
of reasoning publish the salaries of the
following officials: Gen. W. T. Sher
man $18,780 Lieut. Gen. P. H. Sher
idan, $14,803 Maj. Gen. II. W. Hal
leck, $9,872 Sec. of War, Belkaap,
$8,000 Chief Justice Chase, $6 500
Vice President Colfax, $,8000
Dipthcria is making a tour of Ohiov».»..
The cardinal vacancies "have increased
to twenty Delaware peach trees are
in blossom An exchange thinks St.
Valentine's Day is losing its interest.
Not so in our city. Almost every one
says that easy crying widows always
take new husbands soonest. There is
nothing like wet weather for transplant
ing cabbages or—affections.
At a Christmas dinner in Santa Bar
bara, Cal., sweet and Irish potatoes,
vegetables of all kinds, lemons, pome
granates, olives and strawberries were
served fresh from the garden, and the
table was adorned with lemon, apple,
strawberry and raspberry blossoms
The Vienna Free Press confirms the re
port that the protest of Austria and
other Catholic powers against the Papal
syllabus has been transmitted to Rome, i
her a port of entry. A delegation has
been sent to Washington to lobby for
the measure The President's father
was 76 last Sunday.
James Gordon Bennett is atill a Brit
ish subject Sam Houston's family
are quite destitute in Texas Victoria
thinks of visiting Germany The
family of King Louis of Bavaria met at
Munich to consider the question of his
withdrawal from the throne. The legis
lative body of Bavaria has already begun
to move on the subject of dethroning
the young libertine Unusually cold
weather is reported in Europe Pri
vate intelligence received at De.s Moines
from ex-Senator Grimes, now in Europe,
is to the effect that hia health is failing
fast, and that it is very probable he will
not survive the journey home.
Twenty negroes are employed as
clerks in the departments at Washing
ton Van Buren county, Iowa, it is
said, has an extensive bed of workable
lithograph rocks It is rumored that
Ilead-Centre Stephens is coming to this
country again...... Jeff Davis is writing
his book The London Tablet says
the majority in the Ecumcnieal Council
favoring the infallibility of the Pope is
seven hundred and eighty-three
Some twenty or thirty of the great
churches and cathedrals in the City of
Mexico are deserted and going to ruin.
A volumne of Bceeher's sermons
has been published in Berlin, in the
German language Over four hun
dred arrests have been made by the
government authorities at Paris during
the disturbances of the past four days.
Sherman, of Ohio, offered a resolu
tion in the Senate, recognizing the
Cuban revolutionists as belligerents.
Gov. Merrill will soon issue a special
message on the Wisconsin and Fox
rivers improvement Our legislature
have ordered the removal of the Nation
al Capital....Barnum is after that Cleve
land dog. He says the present that
Grant would not accept MUST be a cur
iosity The Mexican troubles are on
the iucrease. It is believed that Juarez
cannot hold power more than four
Oh Tuesday evening as the construction
train came in from Webster City at 4:30,
Clias. Andrews, the conductor, was pass
ing from one car to another, when the
coupling gave way, separating the cars as
he was in the act of stepping on the one
ahead, and he fell between them, two of
the rear cars passed over hiin crushing
him in the most terrible manner. One of
his legs was torn off at the knee, and the
other ground into a shapeless mass of
mangled flesh and bones below the knee,
lie was carried at once to the Iowa house,
where he had been boarding, and Doctors
Nicholson and Grayson called in, but he
was sinking so rapidly that no attempt at
amputation was made. Andrews was a
young man, about 14 years of age, of es
timable character, and, with a brother,
owned a farm near Webster City. His
brother was sent for and arrived the same
night with Mr. ^Vilson. He died at one
o'clock on Wednesday.—Ft. Dodge Korfh
West, 10/A inst.
"LET US HAVE PEACE.'-—-A sharp
tongued Texas woman aggravated her
lord to such a degree that he deserted
his home in Houston and fled to Galves
ton, where ho wrote the following in
GALVESTON, Jan. the 7th, 1870.—
My Loven Wyfe line com in onie nex
week an have forgive you for jawin me.
File come on the 7 o'clock trane and
shall stay onie herearter & tri to be a
altered man. I want peace aad so do
yew, why shoodn't we love each uther,
as wo used ter when we were first jined
together in the wholly bands of mad
lock. I've jined a temperance sosiety,
but if yew ever jaw me agin ibr cummin
ome I'll wallap yew like Gty, for we
^ave peese, as grant ses."
A Southern woman has taken the
trouble to hunt up the number of author*
esses in the Southern States, whoso names
have ever decorated the title page of a
book. Twelve are credited to Kentucky,
16 to Louisiana, 20 to Georgia, 13 to AN
abama, 4 to Mississippi, 4 to Florida. 5
to Tennessee, 10 to Virginia, 0 to North
Carolina, 13 to South Carolina, 3 to Ma
ryland and 3 te Texas—'making a total of
v i i o,n- America—is now hanging in the window
acres of land and $-0,000 for tho now of Thompson & Co., Canal St., near Broad*
penitentary Quartz mines in the
i i n -i i from house ard home, she determined to
has a pocket lull of these cupids mes-,
dark brown hue, soft as
-*r i. silk, weighs seven ounces, and is sixtv-four
yien,,th_f) fm four inches" On
prosperous a medium sized woman, thin would sweep
*'ie l°n^C8t piece of hair on
record, exhibited at the London Exposi
tion in 1851, belonged to Leon I'ollery, wf
Paris, and was 72 in length. The story of
this one that measured tH inches is rather
romantic. It came from the he.id of a Swa
bian peasant girl, who had two suitors for
her hand one was a poor farm hand, who
earned six kreutzers a day, and the other
a rich miller. The miller owned the cot
tage in which tho Swabian girl and h^r
widowed nioth^j lived, and being selfi-h
and unscrupulous as ha was wealthy,
threatened to drive his tenants out of their
home unlest his suit was successful, al»
though the}' had already paid part of the
price demanded for the cottage, and were
saving and working to pay the remainder.
In this emergency a traveling hair mer
chant appeared in the village, and sooner
than marry the wealthy miller, or on the
other hand have her aged mother driven
of love and burlesque Dr. Holmes to the Leipsio annual fair sold thre for
i $175 to an American dealer, and from his
that easy crvine widows always
her beautiful hair. It was taken
found it8 t0 itd esent oWner8
It is valued at from ?250 to $300.
Eugenie is ill Cincinnati is I ''B°y »-c«"lin called me a foo-oo 1 V
Once, without any premonitory signal
making desperate exertions to secure' to attract attention, a boy exclaimed in
the passage of a bill by Congress making white eyed horror
A freedmen's teacher gives Putnam's
Maga.ine thin leaf from the note»book of
The most frequent corjr.'nint was that
I some one was 'cussin,' that being the
chosen word of the whole negro race to
I describe any offense of the tongue. "D««
yer boy n 'cussin'," we would be informed
and oil investigation would find the of'
fonder had beeen calling names or some*
thing of that kind not proper to be sure,
i but still scarcely answering to the charge
I made by the insulting party—as for in
stanee, when one day a little ebony figure,
raised its morsel of a hand,
"Cussin' cussin' is dis yer corner gal
"Oh, teacher, I nebber cuss a bit my
mammy don't 'low me to cuss boy jes a
cussin' heselfindignantly responded
The almost invariable answer of the
children, when charged with any misde
meanor, is "Deed I nebber. My mam
my don't 'low me ter do it."
The boy persisted: "Gal, ytr done
cuss knows yer did 'deed teacher, she
cuss a heap."
"Well, what did she say?" I asked.
"Say I done took her book, and my
mammy Vrnywi dis yer book she own se'f
at de sto' yes'day then in a stage whis
per to the girl "Gal, I'se gwine mash
yer inouf when I gets yer outside ob de
Threatened with an assault the girl
took up the complaint.
"Teacher, can't yer make dis yer boy
'have hisself? he cussin' me here say he
gwine to mash my mouf,"
"So I is gwine mash yar mouf, yer old
It was fEcuIt to tell which was the
blacker of the two but it is curious how
universally children and grown people
use this as a term of reproach in their
quarrels "yer ole nigger,'' or "y«u black
nigger," are household words with them,
and "I'se gwine to mash yer mouf," is
the grand climax of their vengeance.
Justice in New York.
Judge Dowling, of New York, loves a
practical joke. The other day a man was
charged with whipping his
"How came he to beat you?" asked the
"Usderneath where we live, No. 470
Giand streut, there is a dance house," ex
plained the wife. '^1 was told that my
husband was there, and so I took a wo
man with me, and went and looked in."
"Was your husband there?" asked the
"Did you go inside?"
"No sir but my husband saw me, and
soon came up to our room, when he beat
me and smashed the furniture."
"It was not a proper plage fop her to
go,"'said the husband.
"It was a proper place for yoo, sup
"Any place is proper for men."
"Do you really think so?"
"Well, then I'll Bend you' to tlie peni
tentiary for three months."
A STORY FROM NED BRACE.—Mr. Ba
con, of Edgefield, 8. €., author of "Geor
gia Scenes," was once courting a lady ei
tlier in Georgia or Carolina. She had re
fused him frequently, and he as often re
neweil his suit. At one interview she bo
came exceedingly annoyed at iiis impor
lunity, and told him she would not marry
him their tastes, opinions, likes and dis
likes were totally different. "In fact,'
said she, "Mr. jiacon, I do not think
there is one subject upon which we do
"I assure you. Madam, that you are
mistaken," said Mr. Bauoa, "and I can
prove it to you."
"If y^u will mention one thing about
which we agree," s&id the lady, "I will
"Suppose, now," said Mr. Bacon, "you
and I were traveling together we arrive
at night at a hotel, aud there are enly
two beds to be had in one there is a man,
and the other a woman—which bed would
you sleep in
She arose, indignantly, and replied:
"with the woman, of course, sir."
"So would I, madam," earnestly repli
ed Mr. Bacon.
A very unpleasant affair has occured at
Winchester, Ind. A milliner, named
Caroline Smith occupied one of the upper
rooms wf a store. She appears to pos
sess the "fatal gift of beauty," or, at any
rate, the attentions she received were so
importunate that at last she bought her
self a revolver to keep her admirers off.
Last Thursday night a man, supposed to
have been drunk, came and ruddy knoek
at her door. When he had thus exercised
his beclouded wits for some time, he went
down stairs. Miss Smith then opened
the window, and saw a man v.t the foot of
the stairs, fired her pistol, and killed hiui
instantly. It only happened that he was
the wrong man. lie had never been near
the lovely miliner's door. In faot, tho de
ceased was a poor fellow on his way
home from work, and he leayesa wife anil
four children to rue the impetuous
Miss Smith's mistake. In the approach
ing millcnium, ladies, it is hoped, wtttpot
It is not generally admitted by hon
est physicians, that when once the
Consumption is fairly fastened upon the
lungs, no human power can save the
patient from death. They also say that
about lifty per cent, of those who die
from this disease cau trace the cause to
a neglected cough or cold, which might
have been cured by a small bottle of
Liquid Opodeldoc, or what is the same
thing, Johnson's Anodyne Liniment.
Cut this notice out and briiiij it with
you. We are authorized to refund the
cash to any person or persons who shall ,lt
events in Mexico at the beginning of
The strength of the revolutionists is
in the very heart of the republic.1
Liberalists, Conservatives and Imper- I
ialists are united against Juarez. The
insurgents have complete possession of
the States of San Louis de Potosi,
Leaeoteeatis, Aguaracalintz and Jales
co. They are gaining ground in
Quarleroi, Duringo, Tanaloa and!
Awsantipas. An extensive conspiracy
against the government has been dis
covered in Puebla, and there are symp
toms of revolution even in Vera Cruz.
The eitv of San Louis de Potosi is the
bead of the rebellion.
Gen. Negrett is in Sirraci preparing
to sweep down on the national capital,
and has registered an oath to shoot
Juarez, Romero and Mejia on sight.
Two battles have been fought in the
neighborhood of San Louis. The re
sult of the first was doubtful. In the
second the Government troops were
Gen. Escobedo is now commanding
the national army, and Gen. Aglerra
is Generalissimo of the revolutionists.
The Mexican Congress before ad
journing invested Juarez with ample
powers, thus making him virtual dic
tator. The unpopularity of Juarvz
has been augmented by his extrava
gant outlay in entertaining Mr. Sew
ard, and by the suspicion that there
are some real estate transactions in
volved in their meeting. It is be
lieved in Vera Cruz that Juarez will
not be able to retain power longer than
English opinion in regard to Ire
land is gradually changing for the bet
ter. The queen's speech asked for
such legislation as would remedy the
abuses of the landed system, and the
leaders of the government party an
nounced, at the'openingof parliament,
their intention to otfer measures for
the relief of the Irish people. Even
the opposition took the opportunity to
place itself on record as favoring
Irish reform, so that, in parliament,
at least, the prospect sf substantial
remedial measures is promising.
Sir George Gray has advanced a
new theory with reference to the set
tling of Irish grievances, which prom
ises well. He says: "Let the gov
ernment give at. once to that country
a state legislature, sitting in Dublin,
composed of two elective houses,—a
house of representatives and senate,—
and having the same powers as a state
legislature in the United States of
America. Let them leave in the Brit
ish parliament the Irish members as
at present, but without leave to speak
or vote on any such question as the
state legislature in Dublin is compe
tent to legislate upon." Some such
recognition of Ireland, which would
lift its people above the belief that
they are the dependents, the serfs, of
Great Britain, would have a very hap
py effect in trauquilizing Ireland, and
in settling the everlasting grievances
of the people of that unfortunate
There is a great deal in gearing a
horse or mule so as to work easy, and
use a certain amount of power with
comparatively small animal force. Much
depends on long or short leverage. The
draft may be too high or too low the
one will draw too heavy on the top of
the neck, the other will choke the ani
mal. The collar may be too large or too
small—either of which will cause sore
shoulders. A tender mouthed horse
should have a largo smooth bit, and nut
be reined up too tight, or the mouth
will become so sore as to lose its sensi
tiveness to a gentle draw of the rein.
Every part of the harness should be as
complete to fit as a dandy's coat, touch
ing everywhere and pinching no
The harness should be kept clcan
and soft. There are several preparations
made and sold for the purpose, but the
misfortune is, they are too little used.
The money paid for, and the labor spent
in using, is not spent in vain. When
the harness gets wet, as it sometimes
will, by being caught out in the rain,
straighten it out to dry before it is
hung up or it will curl out of shape. It
should be put through a course of'greas
ing and handling before using again.
Examine the face of the collar every
time it is used before putting on see
that it is clean and smooth.—Stock
"Tall oaks, from little aeomi grow."
The following extract from Niles'
Register for May 15/1830, gives an
account of the first American experi
ment iu railroading:
"The Baltimore .& Ohio Railroad will
be traveled in wagons, thirteen miles to
Ellicott's upper mills, iu a day or two,
nt the rate of at least ten utiles an
hour. Tens of thousands will embrace
the opportunity of seeing the noblest
work yet attempted iu the United
States, of traveling twenty-six miles in
two aud one-half hours, without dauger
or fatigue, of enjoying the fresh air, and
passing through one of the most ro
mantic and beautiful countries we have
every minute presenting something new
to be admired by strangers on the road.
The wagons will start on different hours
in the day, and soon, perhaps, hourly.
Each wagon drawn by one horse will
carry from twenty-five to thirty persons
with entire convenience. The thirteen
miles will be divided into two stages,
for a change of horses, which may be
effected in about half a minute, from
the excellency of the gearing. The fare
will be moderate."
Reasons for Plain Dressing on Sunday.
1. It would lessen the burdens of
many who And it hard to maintain
their place in society.
2. It would lessen the force of the
temptations which often lead men to
barter honor and honesty for display.
3. If there was less strife in dress at
church, people in moderate circumstan
ces would be more inclined to attend.
4. Universal moderation in dress at
church would improve the worship by
the removal of many wandering
5. It would enable all classes of peo
ple to atteud church better in unfavor
G. It would lessen, on the part of the
rich, the temptation to vanity.
7. It would lessen, on the part of the
poor, the temptation to be envious and
It woull save valuable time on
9. It would relieve our means from a
serious pressure, and thus enable us to
do more for good enterprises.
The Cincinnati Gazette confesses that
the attempt of Butler and several radical
journals to read Dawes out of the party
for advocating retrenchment iu public ex
penditures, "is the queerest commentary
buy and use I arsons lurgative Hlls retainers." Aud yet it is trae it
and tail of relief and satisfaction. queer,
je on a party bv its oi
Mexico-•Insurrection Against Juarez Why Farmers Won't Sell their Wheat.
Making rapid Progress. During these hard times some farmers
Febuary. Tlio insurrection against! wheat for fifty cents per bushel. A few
making rapid progress.
collectors, by refusing to sell their
since one of eur lawyers—a
collector—approached a farmer, and the
following was their little dialogue
Mr. Lawyer—"I have a note against
you, now in my hands far collection."
F.—(exeited(. "Well, w-w-well!
L.—"And the parties I am acting foi
are hard up, and—"
F.—"But, but, wheat—"
L.—"They have given me orders to
huriy the thing up."
L.—"Yes, wheat I"
F.—"But, but, (getting in a passion) I
ain't going to Bell my wheat for 50 cents a
bushel no, sir. I will not make such a
sacrifice, and you may write them ao»
At this he started off, and Mr. Collect
or commenced soliloquizing, "that's the
third time I have heard the same story in
the last two days. Say, hold on! Mr.
Farmer, what is wheat worth a bushel 1"
F.—"It's worth a dollar."
L.—"All right, you just bring me
wheat at a dollar a bushel and take up
F.—\No!no1 I can't do that."
L.—Why? If you—well what's -the
F.—Eh! Reasons! What! Why the
reason is this, that-^well—h'm—I—I
haven't got a bushel of wheat to sell."
The farmer left, and the collector sim
ply said: "as I expected."
LEGISLATIVE NATIVITIES.—In the Sen.
ate there is not a native of Iowa. The
nativity of the members is as follows:
Indiana, 4 Maine 2 Ohio 13 Connecticut
4 New York 7 Massachusetts 1 Schles
wig Holstein 1 Pennsylvania 7 Maryland
1 Vermont 1 Tennesse, 2 France 1
Ireland 4 Illinois 1 unknown 1.
In the House there are but two Hawfc
eyes. The nativity of the members Is as
folows: New York, 19 Virginia, 2
Ohio, 14 Pensylvania, 14 Germany, 2
Mississippi, 1 Indiana, 7 Vermont, 6
Bavaria, 2 Maine, 5 New Jersey, 1
Ireland, 3 Iowa, 2 Kentucky, 3
Scotland, 4 West Virginia, 1 Norway,
1 Ontario, 1 New Hampshire 2 Illi
nois, 2 Canada, 1 Tennessee, 1 un
It is related of Joseph Smith, the first
Mormon "prophet," that on one occasion
he exhausted the argument of an Illinois
politician who questioned the genuineness
of his prophetic mission, in thiswise:
"You say I am not a prophet," said
Smith. The other assented. "Well, now,
just you look around here. Here are
forty thousand people, that have come to
this place from all quarters of tho globe.
They are of every nation,and almo^ every
tongue, they are from every sort of gov
ernment, and from all dashes of society,
some are ignorant, £.nd some are educated:
some arc honest and some are rascals but
I Joe Smith, govern the whole of them by
my own will. Now, then, if I am not a
prophet, I must be a d—d smart fellow
WHAT DID HESAY, LYDIA?—Good old
Mrs. Call was very hard of hearing, being
somewhat advanced in years. Her daught
er Lydia was a blooming lass, who loved a
good frolic and knew well how to get one
up. Lydia had arranged a junket, and
the young men and maids were all on
hand. Among the rest was Gen.
one of'cm. In the midst of the fun in
popped oil Deacon to see how the
widow fared. This was a wet blanket to
the merriment, and Lydia was out of all
patienc. She wished he wouid go, and
by-and by he gets up to depart.
"Oh, deacon," said Mother Cull, "don't
think of going before tea.
The good deacon, so strongly urged,
"Well, I rather think I won't, as the
folks will not expect me home till dark.
"What did he say, Lydis?" asked the
Lydia had a ready answer.
"He says he will not to day, mother, as
the folks expect hiiu hwtne before dark
Why, how deaf you are mother."
"Oh well, some other day, deacon, won't
you said Mother Call as she showed the
"Smart girl, that," said the old deacon,
trudging along home. "She'll find her
way through, I'll warrant."
It is a singular, but no loss true remark
jn a late work, that Jefferson was born
just eight years after his predecessor
Adams, Madison eight years after Jeffer
son and John Quincy Adams eight
years after Monroe, Anorher curious
fact to be observed is that Adams was just
6G years old when he retired Jefferson
wab CO Madison G6 ^ionroe was 66,
and John Quincy Adams, had he been
elected to a second term, would have been
C6. Adams, Jefferson and Monroe all
died on the Fourth'of July.—Exch.
A radical paper says that Grant has
been ten months on trial. Yes, aud
Dawes of his own party, has just brought
in the verdict of condemnation.
Don' be Imposed Upon—By purchasing
Baking Powders which fa.'l short of the
quantity represented in each package,
from one-eight to one-half. Dooley's
Baking Powder is put up in tin cans,
which contain actual net weight}, J, 1 and
5 pounds, as representor, and is perfectly
free from any impure substances. We
guarantee purity, quality, quantity and
results satisfactory every time Doolev's
Baking Powder is used. For sale bv
Grocers everywhere. 2w-bU&
D. ALLEN, JR.,
OFFICH WITH BAS8ETT, 11 UNITING C„
McGregor Wholesale Market Report.
I»jpTJB»©03Sr Sc LARSON,
JtrnggUts aad Orecers.
Wednesday, Feb. 16,1870.
Pressed Hogs 0 [email protected] SO (dividiug
76 Kgg«, 25
87 Dried Apples, 101214
[email protected] *0 Green Apple*, [email protected] 60
Butter, flrkln, I "S0(g)26
Portland Sugar, 1*2
tocb'ce [email protected]
Coffee Sugar, 15&1Q
Pow'd 4 Crsli'd, 17
Syrup, [email protected] 10
Gundy, lit®20 Salt, cottrie,
Rii'siiiH,l«T«r, M^w, 5 60 tine.
Alcohol, 3 20 Dairy,
Whisky, I 0o Kerosene Oil,
Rio Coffee, [email protected]
Java Coffee, 88(a)40
flne«ut, [email protected] 10
Mackerel, Vj bW.,1, 14 00 Wtaite, Jj obi.,
Kitts, 8 00 Kitta,
Kftts, 2 26
PlasterPiurlf, 8 00 Cement, Louiirlll*,8 60
WaterLtnM, 3 60 Ffftjr, 12 00
Snufl dust of any kind, and strong,
eaustie or poisonous solutions aggravate
Catarrh and drive it to the luugs. Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy euros Catarrh
by its mild, soothing, cleansing and
healing properties. Each package pre
pares one pint of the Ilemedy ready for
use, and costs only fifty cents. Sold by
druggists, or send sixty cents to It. V.
Pierce, 31. I)., Buffalo, N. Y., and get
it by return mail.
Charles City, Iowa. 0nt Hanson R1 y, Proprietor.
On Monday, tlm Tlh iy of Mmrh noxt. thpre will
bo nn eltv'tinii held in tin- different Windsor the City
of McUiegor. for a Mayor, Marshal, Treasurer and
for one Trustee iu eacli Ward.
The Trustee* in tho different Wards will seleet the
place and Hiiporinti-nfl said election.
Tho Hoard i.r KeKintry will meet at the Clerk's
Ofllco on tho 'JHtli Mint.,to correct the Register, when
alt those interested are requested to attend.
February Nth, 1870.
STUMP anil GRUB MACHINE.
MANUFACTURED AT MAUMEE CITY, CH10.
This Machine 's acknowledged to be superior to
any otner heretofore introduced, in tho fact that it
has MOItK I'OWKK, 13 STKONO ER. and thorvfore
Mi IKK DURABLE and is moru easily moved from
place to place, In addition to the Clevis I'ower,
shown in the cut, it has the Grapple Hook for pall
ing taller and larger stumps, and also, tbo Extension
Hook wliich may boused to great advantage on »mall
and low stumps,
such as may have been burned down
in old fields. This valuable Implement is
FOR SALE BY
J. DScKOSE & CO.,
No. 1 Warehouse, McGregor, Iowa.
ESS JSXAMINE XT-
For the Season of'70,
Warranted to be Well Made I
And when Properly nsed to five
9m S. Rowell & Co., IVIannfactiirerf,
Beaver Dam. Wig.
H. B. Malone & Co.,
General Northwestern Agents*
Vhe TUEVBRS of McGregor will give a
On Monday Ev'g, Feb. 21st, at
OAMBRI AN HAL I*f
SB honor of WASHXXrOTOETS Birth-day, the 22«.
There will be short Gymnastic exercises
on the occasion. The
Pr. du Chien Cornet Band
will do the Music. A time of great liveliness and enjoyment It
expected. All are cordially invited*
O I E E
D. Caweltl* O. Huntting*
XML O'SriMi A. O. Bunt,
FLOOR MAN AG
Ben. Birshfeld* W. Van Staden*
Tickets S1.50. For Sale by LBO STROUSB
and PETERSON & LARSON*
O. E. Daniels & Co.,
Those Interested will take notite that Aorilla Blrd
sey has this uay been appointed administratrix, »nd
Linus Mirilsey, adminUtraUr,of the vstate olA.P.
Ilirilsey, deceased, by the Circuit C»»iirt of Clayton
County, Iowa. Persons who owe the OKtate will
make payment to the above named anthorized per
sona, and I huso h.-iving claims against said estate will
present them lor allowance.
AURILLA RIRDSIT, AdminlstrtMs.
LI N US BIKPSKT, Administrator.
Jan. 31st, 1870. 4w474
TO TIIK WORKINO CI.\SS.— We are now pre
pared to Inrtiinii .til classes with constant employ
ment at home, the whole of the time or toi the spare
moments. Itusi uess new, light and profitable. Per
sons ot either Hex easily earn front 50c to $1 per e*e
ning.and a proportional sum by devoting their whole
time to the hnsine**. Soys and
can earn nearly
ns much as inen. That all who see this notice may
sentl their address, and teat tho bnsine**, we make
this unparalleled «fl'er: To such as are not well sat
isfied, we will send $1 to pay for the trouble of writ
ing. Fnll purtirulars, a valuable sample, which will
do to commence work on, and a copy of The Penple's
Literary Companion—one of the largos and best fam
ily newt-pHpers published—sent free by mail. Read
permanent, profitable work, addr«ss,
K. C. ALI.RN A CO., Augusta, Maine. 3m693
ERRORS OF TOVTB.
A Gentleman whosiiffered for years from Nervous
Bell-ill!y, Premntnre Decay, and all the effects of
wi II, for tho»*ke of Buffering ho*
inanity, send tree to all who need it, the receipt and
dnections lor making the simple remedy hy which he
was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by'the adver
tiser s experience,can do so by address!nar, with per
fect confidence, JOUN B. OODEN,
®85y No. 43 Cedar Street, New York.
S. M. McConnell 4c Co.
Manufacturers and Dealerain
8HOB FINDINGS, DCO.,
CLAYTON COUNTY SAVINGS BMIK,
1. Qilehrilt, President. H. E Newell, Tie* Prwt,
J. II. Merrill, Treasurer.
W. I. Gilchrist,
H- K. Newell,
t. II. Merrill,
Will receive deposits and pay Interest on the ••me
negotiate and make timo loanioaooincumberedreal
estate, and purchase securities
Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Policies an Dividends STon-for
Pure Mutuality. i
Rigid Economy and the Largest
Liberality to the Tolicy holder*
not Conflicting with the interests of
the whole membership, has Jnstly
earned for it the reputation of beinff
the MODEL INSURANCE COK-
PANT OF THE CONTINENT."
Income for 1868, $2,417,244
VAN DYKE, President,
11KBIR SMITH, Vice Prtsideat,
A. W. KKLLOQG, S«cr®ttary,
oots «S& Shc»es I
OPPOSITE CITY SCALES.
Office at First National Bans.
Dated December 15th, 18S9. ..
CROCKERY, BOOTS AND SHOES,
Of every kind needed by the citisen* of
city or country,
FOR SALE AT THE LOWEST BATES AT
Successor to llencke
Bandow, southeast corner
of Public Square and one door south of Qeo. L. Bass,
Warehouse, McGregor, Iowa.
t%. Passenger Agent for the Hamburg American
Also Agent for the Celebrated Patent Beer Fa*cet.
District Agent, McGregor.
Office with E. Odell.
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