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OSKAT.nfWA —(JOIN'D HAM'. .... 8:1* a. m. No. *. Mail.- it): 3-2 n. m No. 4. Pacific Express Van l>. m. No. ft. Freight 7:55 a. m. No. 8. Freight, GOING NVKPT. ... . 1 . ... p. in. No. 5, Freight.. 7:3:! p. m. No. S. Facile K.xpws * m No. 1, Mail on anil after Monday, Aug. 20, I*W. tiuliaHku Lodge No. It»» *• **• DKGI LA* MEETING SATURDAY Evening i\ ol each week Brethren visiting the city are invited to meet with MA , m , x N . 0 . R. G. Plke, Secretary. n2l 1». A. 11l HU . 1 yIiVMtTAN AN DBUUG EON. Oskaloosa. lowa. \ otilce at Hunter fro.. Drugstore, south hide of Fublic Square. j. p. i;ii|l\iKLL, n. W. I YIIYtIICIAN AND SURGEON, Oskaloosa lowa, P i> r Crowell mav he found at hit* residence, corner of High and Washington streets. nil I»r. D. A. wm VN. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Oskaloosa. lowa. Office over N. Dodge * Boot and Shoe sto«n Residence on Main street, three blocks east of the public square. * It It l>. tOI'LMIAi, tIOUNTRY DENTIST. Office at my residence, 1 two miles east of Oskaloosa. on the lowa ' -- city road. Tl.e adaptation and j&IT * articulation of all plate work war ranted, and the pkick marked vkkv arm less. n35-tf O. X. PALMER) .11. O. HOMCEFATIIIBT. Having permanently located in Oskaloosa. tenders his professional servi ces to the public. Calls from the city or country promptly attended to. Office, first door east of MartinsteinV Bakery. Residence second door ea-t of First Presbyterian church. . . Office hours from 7 >4 to B*4 a. m., and from 12 «to 2p. m. Particular attention given to Chronic dis eases and diseases of women and children. u2l llr. M. L. JACKSON, Surgeon Dentist. Nitrous Oide Gas administered in the extraction of teeth. nl ° tf JA L CKOOKHAM. IAS HH IN CHART, NOt.Hr> Public CHOOKMAM Ac UIIINKKfrA RT, ATTORNEYS AT I.AW. Will give prompt at tention to all Ix’gul Business intrusted to their care. Strict attention given to Collections. Office immediately over the ‘‘First Fational Bank,” Oskaloosa lowa. n -' JOHN r. UCET. W. K. SHKPHKBD. LAIEY A NIICPUBItD, Attorneys at law. and government CLAIM AGENTS. Prompt attention given to coiibctions. We also have the necessary forms or practice under the Bankrupt Ijiw. Office over First National Bank, Oskaloosa, lowa. nil IV. W IIANKELL, 1 TTORNEY AT LAW, OSF.AI.OGSA. IOWA. Office up stairs in the Old Court House, north west corner of Public Square. u4O-tt ua. ur. urrnn a. aiixr janmi. L A KFEItTY A. JOHNSON, Attorneys at law, Oskaioosa. i"««. Office in Street's Block, West side *n the Public Square, up stairs. 47 «. U. mraM. *• *• CVTTS. SEEVEItS A i!LTT», t TTUKNEYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa, /\ office in Union Block, in room recently occu pied by Seevcis <v Williams. n*H T. EIMIER, . TTOUNEY AT LAW. Oskaloosa, lona Bus in.** attended to in the Supreme and interi or courts ot the State. Special attention given to h«» collection of claims. Ullicc in Street h bi»K k. West side of the square. ,l -l * K ' \ r . TToRNKY AT LAW ANI) NOTARY PUBLIC, j\ W ill give prompt attention to all Uusiucs* ntrusted to hi* care iu uny of tiie Courts of the District. Collection* carefully attended to and remit Lance* promptly made. Office oue door w est of the poet office, Oskaloosu, lowa. 3titl >1 Alt ISO.. IHUSL yf KRMILLION Jk UNO, Prop*., Oskaloosa, la. The Mahaska County Stock Register is kept at this llou*e. tt^l VAULT HOUSE. W. JOHNSON, Proprietor, OskalooAa, low*. Three block* North of the Public Square, in the city of Oskaloosa; 21. CITY n.WSION HOI >K, CtOKNER OK HIGH AND KOSSUTH STS., / Oskaloosa, lowa. I. A. NUKIVEK, Proprietor. A FIRST CLASS CITY HOTEL, Of the be*:—charge* low. The traveling public w ill find it to their interest to give us a call. The Bu* atop* at this house on it* way to and from the Depot. uli-lf K. W. SOUTH UK It, VJ JDWIFE. residing on Perry street, two und _jV| one-halt block* north of Greeucastie Plan ing tuili. vlkuß7 K I»SOV A IIAYWUOI), House movers, oskaloosa. iowa. at tend to moving and raising buiidirg* in the city and throughout the surrounding country.— We wariaiit I utire *alisted ion 44m:i J. H. 11l Hll, | PHOTOGRAPH EK, I Wed aide of the Public Square, in Street’* Block, ha*ju*t titled up hi* room*, and now ha* the bc*t *et of room* and the beet light in the city; and he take* the be*t picture*. Entire *at * fact ion warranted in ail ca*e*. nil CITY LIVEBY AND UIS LINK, A McMULUN, OSKALOOHA. - - IOWA. HINT Kit BUOTIIEHN. Drug*, Medicine*,Chemical*. Patent Medicine*, Paint* aud Painter*’ Material*. Lubricating and Burning Oil*, Window Glam* und Putty, Lamp* and Lamp Goode, School Book*, Stationery, Blank Hanging*. Pocket Cutlery, Comb*, Bruahee, Soap*, Perfumery,Notion*. Kaucy Good*, Ac., Ac. Main Street. South Side Square, Oska loosa. lowa. nil IIEMtI PKICK. Watch maker and jeweller, south Side Public Square. Oskaloosa, lowa. I am making a specialty iu the line of Specta cle*, aud my *tock 1* full and complete. With the aid of new and improved machinery, I am prepared to execute all work on fine Watches with prompt ness and in the he*t manner. ul3-tf «. W. NORTON. JOHN A. BKATTV 6. W. NORTON A <»„ Auction and commission merchants, on Market Street, two door* north of M. Wil son’* Store. o*Utt!ou*a. lowa, for the *a!c of Mer chandise, Household Good*. Stock uuq Real Es tate at Auction. Almo. Dealer* iu Green KruP*. Sale* cried in the country, on rea*ouable term*. I rpHh T| I»HIH <* lO ■ I* OIV II KIC 1. mtunlly cur***< »nc»-r and Scrofulous of theSkiu. S*i»* Krport of 1.. I. Mj llcal hudety, nud etaU-nx-ul* of rbywlci&u* iu circular. *cut fre« on application to C'liAS A UITHOIK. <i#»ul Ag’t. P. O. Bo* USOtt. til Pearl St., New York. uM ta-i The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald, PUBLISHED EVER? THURSDAY BY Hunter, I.oi|eHto« & Needham H. C. I*t*t'aU*i. W. A. HunWr orricc in Street V Block. West Side Public Square |» r Annum, Iti Advance, C.II K< ** DIUBCTOBS. k. CHURCH -Uev. E. L. Briggs, Pastor, vires at a- iu., aud 7 P- in. Sunday ScuooL* I. in. Prayer ineetiug-. Thursday ere ‘ SIMPSON CTIARGE-<M. K.) Kev.c. W. Slmw, Pastor. Service* at 10a. in., and 7 p. B. day School ul A u. ui- EPISCOPAL CHUTiCH-Service* every Sun- I„v It I(IC4 J, iu . and 7V4 P- » Sunday school immediately alter raoniiug Service. Thorn** li. Kemp. Pastor. PI LIST PIIESBV TKUIAN CHI KCH. Rev. S. C Nt< 1 one. Pa-tor. Services at 10H a- m p. “ Sunday School. 'J a. m. Prayer meeting*. Thnrsuay evening*. V iNUUKtiATIONALCHrRCH.-ltev.O.D.A. U< . ard.Paator. Service* at WV, a. m. aud .p. • Sunday School at p. m. Prayer meeting*, Thursday evening*. CUMBER LA N L> P H ES B V T Rev. W. M. Metcalf. Burrice. on. »**>*«* *Vniyer m. and 7 p. m. Sabbath Schoo.OH a. m. traycr meeting Wednesday evening niHWTlAN CHURCH. —.Elder a. w. 7 m“ meeting, Thursday evening. i vi* i IST t ill HCll.-Kev. John Kingdom 1 a*- ,i’ s.r\ic,*atlo>/4 a. m., and 7* p. m- buu da.v School « a. m. Prayer meeting. 1 bur*day even tt- i» CHURCH. —Rev. R. A. MeAyael, P^yer Digs. at 7p. m. , „ SECOND M. E.CHUHt 11 (Colored >.-Kev.J.M. . vnrvirph every ?xt ‘'’ti l)uw«on. Pastor, hemces tuij a. id. Sunday Hchool at 3V% P- MEETING.—Comer of Monroe and meet* Tue*day Evening of each ' v «■ public room* in KnowltonV Block. «»th *M« J™“ c Square, and in daily prayer meetiugat ItocioiK m, for prayer and conference. ! MISSION s SCHOOL.-* o’clock.each huuday afternoou in Normal School B.uldjng :i- Superintendent, r. L. Mil*rt'i, . superintendent; Tho*. J. Dumont, secretary. M. B. Bristol. Librarian. .tIcNUTf A KAIK KTI, . VIOKNEYS at i.aw. OTTUMWA IOWA. J\ Will do all kind* of legal business. Special Hilriitkiii paid tn collection*. Business commu nication* promptly answered. Eugene Fawcett, Notary Public. «*»«• <’, \V. ilsfir.lt, y w BAUBKK hllOff*. Tbu übdertiguvii liavc opened a new Barber HUop. one door north ol A Jliu'e, on Market rtreet, where they will t* plt»n-d to «ee their Irlenda. They have been at heavy expeuae and have a flot ciaaa .hop- and inteod to do (food work. They have revolving patent chair*, which make* their more attractive Don't fail to give them . CIUIG A OKEEN W. H. Volume 20. Number 4. 1 M. T. WILLIAMS, Attorney at Law mid Notary Public. Office in Street - * Block, room recently occupied l»y t 'minty Judgo* 37 ! TUHNING -bIIOP. I OSKALOOSA, IOWA. A?ways on hand a full a**ortmeut of TURNING FOR CABINET MAKERS. Also, Broom handle*. Wool and Flax Wheel*, and Reel*. All kind* of Turning and Ripping DONE TO ORDER, Opposite Christian Church, High street. 18 J S. PERRY, Ila* fitted up the shop formerly occnpied by George Acomb. a few door* south of the south west corner of the square, and is prepared to exe cute all kinds of HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING. GRAINING AND PAPER-HANGING, In first-class style, on *hort notice and tne most reasonable terms. nil .1. M. jtIOOUKHEAD, Dealer in all kinds of i\j ILL! N E ll Y" AND FANCY GOODS, East side of the Public Square,. Q3KALOO-* i, : : IOWA. kilts. TOMLINSON A PHILLIPS YTEEP millinery and FANCY GOODS, make Dresses, and everything else generally made in a MILLINERS AND DRESS MAKERS SHOP, PUT UP SWITCHES, CURLS, AC., North east corner Public Square, OSKALOOSA, : : IOWA. u2B. C. <4 ARR E T SON, j- WA T< ’J/- P-1 KKli, . And dealer in [ wATCII ES , r siJiPa CLOCKS AND JEWELRY. No. 1, northeast corner of the Public Square, Oskaloosa. •* TRIIRY, \VKi«HT& M*KS< Ell, , WIIOLESAI-E (iROCEKS, Knowlton's Block SOUTH SIDE OF PUBLIC S i)l) 1 RE, V ) Oskaloosa, - lowa. nBS • JOHN f. LACEY. WE. E. SHKVHEBII. LAOEI &. SHEPHERD'S J AN D AGENCY. We have on our books a large number of FARMS, AND HOUSES IN TOWN. Also many thousand acres of If you have Real Estate to sell, or wish to buy, give us a call. We pay taxes in any part of the State Conveyancing done. 'll i'lUili C. 11. SMITH msiv be found with Moorman A Ghees, on West Side Public Square, as salesman, where he will be pleased to see his friends and old customers, and give them good bargains. 1 will still continue to cry Auction Sales in the country. C. H. SMI I’ll. Oskaioos.-t. Sept. 8. IS6B. t™ Catarrh . Remedy !! lilt. NEELEY’S CATARRH KEMERYi The best in the world, for sale at Hunter Bro’s Drug Store, south side of Square. nB-tf Harr & Seiler’s, SIM R HAKt.lt Y ANI> Ice *aloo«. Is being refitted and stoeked with everything in their line. H UK. I IK CAKES, PJFS, Film's, XC/S , r. t .V --1)1 EH. ICE * Ol.lt lEMOXADE, (7,0. Y A" N SAItSAPAMU I /IFFiI. Fit A .YAW HAST CiOAiis. OIL T EDOF TO HAH VO. <!»., WARM VEALS At all houro, at low rate*. 44tf Farm for Sale. What is known a* the ‘‘Bean Farm.” six miles south of Oskaloosa. is lor sale. It is a splendid stock and lruii farm, containing 4(15 acres. 260 of whM are in cultivation. 85 in grass and pas ture. IU in orchard, grape vines, small fruits of all kinds, brick dwelling and smoke house, frame lmm. three wells ol water and one good spring. TERMS : S4O per acre, one half in hand. t>46u»3. FARM FOR SALE. 1 will *cll my farm of ICO ACHES, Lying one-hall mile weal of Kveland’* Kerry, Jelfer*on Township * GOOD NEW HOUSE, Six room*, cellar and ci*tcru; YO UNO oli CIIA 11 />, Bearing plenty of *mall fruit*. It,o acre* under good cultivation, balance timber. If desired will sell the growing crop with the laud. Possession given auy time. For further particular* call on Lacey & Shep herd, at Oskalooaa, or the the undersigned. 44m 1 ) JOHN If. L\t Y. Cigar Manufactory. I desire to say to lovers of GOOD CIGARS, that I keep constantly on hand, of my own MANUFACT IT R E , A supply of all the grades in market, and at a* fair price* as can be afforded in the city. I buy mv tobacco in Eastern markets and am ready at afl times to vouch for its quality. Dealers supplied at WHOLESALE rates. I have an immense stock of PIPES OF LVLhI DKM’UIPTION, CIGAR HOLDERS, TOBACCO POUCHES, BOXES, &c. Call and examine my stock, east side public square, 2d door south of Madison House, Oska toosa. lowa. 21 FRED HECKMAN (Mates Plain Mill. Corner of High and Madison. Sts., OSKALOOSA, - IOWA. 11. Snyder & Co. w MANUFACTURERS ok SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, WINDOW AND DOORFRAMES, MOULDINGS, <&c., Planing, re-sawing, scroll-sawing, etc., done on short netice. , , . All order* will receive prompt attention. Jon work done to order. (lorn-shelling done at all times. n22t f G. W. I.AFFKRTY. J. KELLY JOHNSON,* Attorney at Law Attorney at i-aw, and and Notaiy Public, Notary Pnbllc, Oskaloosa. lowa. Oskaloosa, lowa. LAFFERTY 4 JOHNSON, Krai Instate Agents Will ouy nud *>eil H« al Katate on commiaaion. «• .mine title#-, and do Coiiveyanclrg of every de acnpiion. We already have a good uaaortinent of City and country property on our book*, but de.*ire to iucreaae our Hat. and to thi* end reque*t thoae having property for aale to give u* a ciill. Office In Street’* Block, adjoining Herald Office, OKKALOOBA, - • IOWA. Oeo. W. Latferty of the above firm, and late ol the firm of Needham A Baftgrty. i* *W an author ized ageutfor the collection of I\-tn>»ou*, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac. Prom bln long experiance In thi* biuineve he can confidently #«y to lbo*c deairing hla service* that Utelr bualneea will be promptly and oarelnlly attended to. Seml-aunual pay menta of Pension* alao collect ed. The A. lUHMXiI.UA CITY PAINT SHOP. \V 11.1) L A N D W eekly IIAI/1*! AND take a look at those articulating jaws on the north side of the public square, and remem ber that Dr. Rounds' Office is just np stairs over the National State Bank, where he is prepared to do all kinds of Dental work in the shortest possi ble length <>f time. Hl*put experience in Den tal Surgery, warrants him iu saying that he locks upon no one a* a rival in the preparation of den tal work, or in curing diseases of the month and gumbs. His work all warranted tor ot>« year. Dr. Round* also devotes a portion of his unie to the treatment of Eye diseases, and the sys -em un der which he treats this class of disease* is the very best known to the medical profession, the remedies all being mild, potent to cure, and per fectly harmless, he operate* under the syttem of no cure no pay. Those afflicted with any diseases of the Eye w ill do well to give him a call, as he has an experience of over 1? years. • dk. rounds, Surgeon Dentist and Oculist, ni:>. Oskaloosa, lowa COAL! COAL!! We the undersigned coal dealers, will not after the first day of May, 18dtt, receive any person - * or der* for coal utile** accompanied by the cash.— This arrangement will he strictly adhered ro. and no favor shown, rich or poor. EDWARD BURKK, Wm. H. HALL, 33tf JOHN BUItDESS & BRO. Farm for Sale. I will sell my farm of 40 acres lying 2>4 mile* N. E. of O-kaloosa, on the Sigourney road, all fenced iu 4 lots, 32 acres in cultivation, balance good tim ber, good bearing Orchard, small fruits in abund ance. double log house, good well, stable* Ac.. •TOO yards from school house, and near one of the best Water Mills in the State. A bargain, as I must sell soon. D. C. WHITE. P. S. If desired by-the purchaser I will sell 80 acres. 4tiiu3. Eureka Bee Hive! After years of practice in the card of Bees, and a thorough investigation into their nature and hab its. I have succeeded in constructing a hive far superior to any now in nse. It is in the form of the forest tree', and is made of earth a id burned Having received a Patent on said Hive. I now of fer for sale State, County and Township Rights. For particulars, enquire ol E. I. KUNE. n6O-ly Kirkviile, Wapello Co., lowa. Classical and Normal School. The next termofthi* School will begin Monday Septe ibt r 7th. Having procured a room mldi ti'inal to the* one we had last session, we shall be able to admit a limited number of pupils from 12 to 15 y«ars of age, that have heretofore been re fused for want of room. Dr. Thomas will teach Gymnastics in connec tion with the school. Tuition, jfi. $7 and J 8 per term of 10 weeks.— French and German each ?.'> extra. Piano and Mclodeou music. Drawing, Painting dec., at usual charge*. Tuition must be paid iu advance. n 45 tf. MAHASKA COUNTY Lumber Yard. The undersigned, having located permanently in Oskaloosa. begs leave to Invite the attention ol the public to his stock of Lumber, consisting of a general assortment of BUILDING MATERIAL, Including TIMBERS, SHINGLES, LATH, DOORS, SASII. SPOUTING PICKETS, FENCING, SASII, ifco., <fcc. My arraugemtuis with S. Atler’s extensive mills at Stillwater, Minn., and Ft Madison, lowa, gives me ample facilities to ft!! any at? *'l orders for M’TiaiEK & ou short notice. Office and yard on the ground formerly occupied by YVilliamsA Beede. D. 11. LkSUER. Oskaloosa, lowa, March 25, 1869, n2Btt' WRAY & SON. J jEALERH IN L UMBER, SHINGLES, LA Til, Common ami Clear, think they can make it to the interest of tlie people in genera! wishing to buy, to call ami see them, as them, as they are prepared to Fill OrdimTor any thing lu tlieir I.ln**. They have DOORS, SASII, And in tact anything in the Building line, and think they can sust customers. Oskaloosa, lowa, April IG, 18G8. [nSttl W. Burnside & Co., CENTRAL IOWA Real Estate Agency, AND DKAUCBS IN WES TEEN LA NDS. Office in Connty Recorder’s Office, Oftkaloown, ..... town. We have the only Set of Abstracts for Mahaska Co., aud are prepared to furnish Abstracts of Title to auy Lind or City Property in the Co. Special attention given to paying Taxes in this State. u»-tf REMOVA I !! Having removed our goods into the room on the South-west corner of the square, we wonld inform the citizens of Oskaloosa and surrounding coun try, that we have and shall continue to keep on hands, a full assortment of choice family Groceries, Ston«, Wood and Willow Ware fcmii, fanned and Dried Fruits, Flour, Feed, and everything usually kept in a tlrst class Grocery aud Provision Store, all of which we propose to sell a* low as the lowest for cash or COUNTRY PRODUCE. Wc make the PRO DICK TRADE A SPEC IALTY, and feel confident that those having BUTTJi'It, Enas, HIDES , POTATOES , OATS , dkc., dtc... to sell, will find it to their interest to call on us before selling to any one else, as px shaU at all times pay the HIGHEXT MAIIUET PRICE FOR all kind* of country produce, either in cash or in good*. We are also agents for the celebrated lirNys Aierican Harvester, Reaper and Mower; Self or Hand-Raker, AND icCmicft New Mower, With Dropping Attachment, either of which we offer on trial agaluat any other Reaper or Mower in the market. Parmer* wUhing to purcha*e machine*, will find it to their intereat to Call and examine the*e, and compare price* before purchasing elsewhere. Thankful for paat favor*, we hope by fair dealing and strict attention to buainess, Co merit a contin uance of the name. Remember the place, aoath-west cornea of Pub lie Sauare, Oekalooaa, lowa. I o4Sif KATTUON * BM. ISAAC COOK, D. W. HUNT. Cook & Hunt’s list of property for sale we would espec- ially call your atten- tion to the following: No. 547, Farm 40 acres all in cultivation, % mile from town on public road. Price $4,000. No. 427. Farm 40 acres, all in cultivation, 2 story frame house, : miles from city on public road.— Price $2,500. No. 500, Farm 365 acres, 6 miles from the city, 200 acres in cultivation, balance timber land Price $35 per acre. No. 420. Farm 00 acres, nice rolling prairie, all in cultivation, ly, miles from city on public road. A bargain. Price $3,000. No. 551, Farm 45acres, 40 in cultivation. 5 acres timber near by, house and young orchard, 314 miles from city oil public road. Price s2.i,' < M). <b TIMBERS, No, 512, Farm 165 acres. 145 in cultivation, bal ance timber, good frame house and barn, t* miles from city, 011 public road. Price $45 per acre. No. 500. Farm, 52 acres, 42 in cultivation, l l / t story brick house, 2 good wells, huge young or chard, 3 miles from city 011 public road. Price #2,600. & SHINGLES, No 552, Farm 100 acres, 55 in cultivation, bal ance in good timber, good frame house and or chard, 5 miles from city on public road. Price $3,500. Wit AY A NON. No. 515, Farm 100 acres, SO acres in cultivation, 1 mile from ciiy, a good two story brick house, or chard 1,000 tree* iu good fruiting couditiou. Price $12,500. No. 539. Farm, 123 acres, 65 In cultivation, IGO under fence, good house and stabling, orchard, 170 trees, never failing water, 2i4 miles from city. Price *8.250. No. 555, Farm 115 acres, 80 well fenced and in cultivation, balance timber, mile* away, 2 sto ry frame hou*e, good orchard, 3 mile* trorn the city on public road. Price *7,000. No. sia Farm 240 acre*, 10 miles from town. 100 acres in cultivation, frame house, 8 rooms—good orchard, log stable and grainary—nice grove for a stock yard. Price *23 per acre. No. 515. Farm 100 acre*. 80 in cultivation, splen did brick house, tvorth *5.000, frame barn, large orchard, producing annually a large amount of fruit. A bargain. Price *12,000. No. 523, Farm 100 acres, coal land, a 7 foot vein warranted, 70 acre* iu cultivation, good new frame house, 1 mile S. W. of Oskaloosa Station, Price *7speracre. Payments. A bargain. No. 510, Farm 180 acres, 80 in cultivation, 100 under fence, CO acres wood land. Good new frame bou*e and barn, never tailing water, 10 miles from city. Price *27 per acre. Great bargain. No. 540, F’arrn 200 acres, 185 Prairie, and 15 of it timber, 125 in cultivation, 25 in meadow. Log and frame house, small orchard, never failing wa ter. 6 miles from city. Price *3O per acre. No. 521, Farm 80 acre*. 25 in cultivation, 30 un der fence, brick house, young orchard, aud other small fruits. Portion of it good timber land, 2 y t miles from city on public road. Price *3.otxi. No. 584, Farm 234 acre*, 10 mile* from the city, 135 acres in cultivation, 175 under fence, two houses, small orchard, bearing—never failing wa ter. Splendid stock larm. Price *25 per acre. No. 430, Snburoan Residence, 10 to 12 acres, all under good cultivation, nearly all in tame grass, Sood large frame house and barn, good voung earing orchard. Adjoining the city. Price *B.OOO. No. 511, Farm of 31 acres, all in cultivation, 2 log houses, a never failing spring of water, 4 miles from Oskaloosa,—nice laud. Price *45 per acre, on easy terms —would exchaiige it tn part for un improved land. No. 573, Farm 230 acre*, 120 in cultivu'ion, 150 under fence, logmand frame house, log stable, never failing water, plenty or building stone, splendid stock farm, 6 miles from city, 3 mile* from rail road station, on public road. Price f3O per acre. No. 573, Farm 400acre*, « mile* from town, 900 acres of prairie In cultivation, and 190 of timber, never falling stock water, bant 50x60 feet, with basement stable*, nice grove for stock, young or chard, frame honee with 5 room*, two tenant houses, school house on the land, on public road. Price $17,000. Real Estate COLUMN. From our extensive UK COOK* * HUNT. ''. . —I?. I .' jjifeUSi-WMBMWBWMBmgfBMi Oskaloosa OSKALOOSA, IOWA, OCTOBER 7, 1869. A MAIDEN’S LAr OF LIFE. Tell us not in idle jingle, “Marriage is an empty dream !” For the girl is dead that'* single— Such girls are not what they seem. Life i* real! life is earnest! Single blessedness a fib ! “Man thou art, to man returnest lias been spoken of the rib. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow. Is our destined end or way ; But to act that each to-morrow Finds us nearer marriage day. Life is long, and youth is fleeting. And our hearts, though light and gay, Still, like pleasant drums, are beating, Wedding marches all the way ! In the w orld's broad field of battle. In the bivouac of life, Be not like dumb driven cattle ! Be a heroine—a wife. Trust no future howe'er p’easant, Let the dead Past bury its dead ! Act—act to the living present! Heart within and hope ahead Lives of married folks remind us. We can live our lives as well. And departing leave behind us. Such examples as shall “tell.” Such examples, that another, Wasting time in idle sport, A forlorn, unmarried brother, Seeing, shall take heart and court, Let us them be up and doing. With a heart on triumph set; Still contriving, still pursuing, And each one a husband get. LETTER FROM NEW JERSEY. Mount Holly, Burlington Co., j Hkw J ebsey, Sept. 26th, ’69. j Eds. Herald: —On leaving home you asked me to write. I’ll do it, feeling that I shall fail to say any thing that wilhinterest your leaders, or mine, (if I happen to have any). We left Oskaloosa Station at about 121 o'clock, Sept. 20, made good time to Keokuk, where, luckily for us, the train on the opposite side of the river was waiting for us. We were soon over and nicely quartered in one o‘ Pulman’s Palaces; were soon on our way eastward on the Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Road— passed Peoria about 10 o’clock, ar rived at Reynold’s Station, Indiana, a little after daylight, where a part of our company left, and other friends joined us. At Luganspoit we tarried a few hours, got a good breakfast and good rest; leaving there we were on the Lightning Ex press, all the way through to Phila delphia, where we arrived Wednes day evening, 54 hours from Oska loosa; which I think pretty good time. I found the ride over the T. P. A W. Road much plcasauter than I had anticipated. The load is now r in a very good condition all along the line. I soon formed the ac quaintance of Mr. Seeor, of New York, who owns and controls about three-fourths of the road from War saw to the State line, a distance ol over two hundred miles. This was his first trip over the road. He says they have a large force at work on it. and intend soon to have it as good as any eastern loads, when it w ill he the route from the west to the east, and from the east 10 the west again. They haye the shortest route by about 130 miles. After leaving Pittsburgh I felt like an uncaged bird, cut loose from business and business cares. Away, away, away, with lightning speed we flew over deep ravine and rip pling stream, shooting through tun nels, running over bridges, along the serpentine river courses, through dense forests, and by variagated landscapes, houses and people, the dry leaves playing in fantastic eddies behind our lightning train. We passed over the entire line of the Pennsylvania Central by daylight, and to my wondering eyes was pre sented the wildest, grandest and most picturesque scenery I ever be held. I shall not attempt an elabo rate description. . I might give a catalogue of precipices, ledges, tor rents, rocks, and all the elements that would make one ‘•Feel the sublimity of a stern solitude but could not convey by words, the grandeur and the exact impressions of such scenes. To me the scene was most wildly and terriffically grand. Tall mountains rise in ma jestic splendor, and hide thfcir rug ged tops in the vapory clouds, while scattered pines stand lonely sentinel on the natural Babalonian towers. — Ai times, as you look forward, the impression is that you are about to tun against the mountain Rank, with blank and aimless impulse; but a graceful curve winds the train out of harm. It is truly wonderful how trains can run over these mountains w'ith such speed. 1 could not dis tinguish that the train checked up any except when passing through the tunnels. We are stopping here with an un cle, Mr. A. Davis, very pleasantly situated, about 50 minutes ride from Philadelphia, and three hours ride from New York City, on the Cam den & Amboy Uoad. Cars are pass ing almost constantly. This is one of the ancient cities of Jersey. Facts still live to revive the numerous im aginations of the past, to lead out the mind in vivid conceutions of “How the place looked when ’twas fresh and young.” The town is over two hundred years old ; and contains a a popula tion of over tive thousand inhabi tants. Manufacturing is carried on here to a considerable extent. There was a large loundery here during the revolution, of which some of the re mains are still visible. On yester day 1 was shown a business sign that is over one hundred years old— on it is painted a mowing scythe blade, and under it, Uncle has been engaged in his present business here for near forty years, most of the time iu the same building ; and no doubt will continue as at present as long as he lives, and I confess I see no use of his chang ing as long as he is satisfied to re main here, llis residence is on the beautiful little river Hancocos, where the tide ebbs ami flows twice in twenty-four hours. The stream runs directly by his garden, where he haft a nice wharf, plenty of bo ata, hah* Wm. Avery, lmmongery and Earthenware. ing tackle, &c. Almost every day we have a boat ride, and it is fine sport to run down with the tide ; but hut very much like work te get back unless you wait for tide water. The tide runs up for ‘five hours, the w ater raising about 4to 6 feet, and. then runs down seven hours. Fruits of all kinds are very plenty here, and oysters, clams, crabs and fresh fish of all kiuds in abundance. The fisherman come up here from the sea shore with their carts loaded with fresh mackerel, and other fish from the Great Deep. lam not par ticularly fond of clams—think I M ill try and bring you a fen* when I re turn. The M'eather has been very dry here this season, but it is now raining very hard, has rained inces santly all day. There are a great many things of interest to me ol which I might write; but no doubt I have wearied your patience already, and will stop. Next w*eek M*e go to NeM* York, and then on old ocean.— Hope to see the Herald soon. St. James Hotel, Chicago, \ September 19, 1869. \ Dear Herald : 1 left home on Wednes day the 15th, to attend the State Fair at Iveokuk, where I arrived at 2 o’clock p. in. of the same day, and after devouring a line bill of fare on paper, and getting very little to eat, proceeded by buss with three other Congressmen and two or three ed itors to the Fair grounds, where 1 was met and properly cared lor b\ my friend Major Downing. As your readers have already been advised of the success of the fair 1 will say bat little about it. The display of fast horses, cattle, hogs, agricultural implements, floral productions, tine arts, fruits and oth er sweet meats, such for instance as handsome women and musquitoes was very tine, indeed. lowa got m>»st beautifully scooped up in the two former, but came out two lengths ahead in all the others, par ticularly the two latter articles. On the musquito lowa can beat the world and Keokuk can beat lowa. — Did you ever notice the difference between a thorough bred lowa musquito and one from Illinois—the former is large, firmly developed, well muscled strong and healthy and goes to work without any cere mony the moment he lights upon you—while the other is a slim long legged sickly looking cuss, very hard to keep and is never satisfied, and when he lights upon his victim in stead of going to work in a regular business way, hunts around lor a thin soft place to operate upon. So much for the Fair, liv the way 1 forgot to mention one other leading article of exhibition —the handsome women —as I said before, lowa can beat the world on musquitoes, so I say lowa can beat the world for pretty women, and Oskaloosa can beat lowa, as our exhibition at the Fair abundantly proved. Now 1 don’t wish it understood that I class the latter with the former insect, though their bite is somewhat simi lar, both being a little startling, for the truth of this assertion I refer you to my friend an i traveling com panion Jesse D. Loring, who is a competent judge, he having been thoroughly bitten by both species of these insects, lie told me con fidentially that there was a little in sect from Oskaloosa ou the grounds that he would just like to have guaw him to death. I left Thursday on the 5 o’clock train and arrived at Chicago on Friday morning. Chicago is a fast place, and is properly called the city of easy mor als and ready made divorces, here every body seems to be in a hurry, from the millionaire down to the boot black, from the weil fed divine down to the starving pickpocket, and from the grave judge upon the judicial forum down to the dignified mule driver who sits upon his box, and it is a mystery to see how a man and wife can find time to live together long enough to become acquainted. The man of business leaves bis home at 9in the morning tor his down town appointments, and re turns at in the evening, to find his wife divorced from him and married to some viie else, who in a like man uer will play the same dodge with her in a week or two, and it either ot them should commit suicide, (people seldom die here the natural way they havent time) and is worth a quarter of a million, and their friends can show beyoud a doubt that they were not in the possession of a seal when they died, they can then have a respectable funeral.— There is only one class of persons here that have any leisure, and they seem to have an abundance of it on hands; they are known as swells and their principal business is to congre gate at the and street cros sings and insult school girls and ex amine ladies ankles as they cross the streets, poor miserable, soft headed, light pocketed brainless moonlings, they subsist by springing over the tailor for their clothing and sleep in garnets and dry goods boxes, and their skins are perforated with so many holes by the liliuois mus quitoes that they would not hold the coarsest article ot hash, without keeping them well soaked with a cheap article of whisky, Yours truly, M. L. J. One of the most wonderful curiosi ties in the Salem, Mass., museum is known as “Heaven and Hell.” It is a globe of boxwood 2£- inches out side diameter. It is inclosed in a hard leather case, beautifully wrought. On opening the globe the two hemispheres arc shown, the up per of which represents heaven with titty-eight tud length figures. The other represents hell, and contains fifty-two figures. It is supposed to have been the work of a monk of the fourteenth century. AN EPISODE OF NEW YORK LIFE. That was the gayest seasorl ever known in New York. Many of my readers will remember it—the year Fooly absconded and Terwilliger committed suicide by blowing his brains out on his wife's handsome carpets. lie did it to spite her so she al ways declared, for he knew her at tachment to that particular place of tapisserie. I never believed it. I have always thought the man was driven to desperation by difficulties and perplexities in his business and torment at home. It is a hard thing to withstand both, and many strong men break down under the “ home influence.” In my opinion, what hastened Terwilliger’s end was his wife’s de termination to give a grand ball wdiich should exceed in splendor one by her hated rival, Mrs. Cro worthy. Terwilliger had said flatly that he could not aflbrd it. “You must afford it. Have you no regard for the social position of your family? Here is Louis just come out, and you are so mean and avaricious that you grudge us the means to enable us to live respecta bly.” Terwilliger turned sadly toward his daughter, in whose presence these harsh words were spoken.— He fancied she looked as if she were sorry for him but she diu not speak, then. T. W. T. “Wife,” he replied with a firm ness he did not usually display to wards her, “I cannot let you have any money. Mr affairs are in a des perate condition, and 1 do not know what to do.” He uttered this as il suffering agony of soul. “Pshaw! it has been the same story ever since we were married. I don't believe you are any worse ofi’ than you always are. You are per petually groaning and complaining.” “Hut, Jane,” he said, in a tone cal culated to soften her, “you have no idea what difficulties I am in.” “It is a man’s business to have dif ficulties, and to surmount them,” re torted bis wife, “and not whine about them at home,” “I do, have surmounted them,” grasped Terwilliger, “up to now ; but 1 am now in great trouble, and I fear I can t get through.” “Can’t get through! What do other men do? They get through, and don’t trouble their families about it, either.” “For God’s sake, Jane, don’t go on in this way, 1 cannot do more than I can.” “Suppose you can’t! What are four or five thousand dollars more or less ? I don’t want a great deal of money. A large part of the expense we will have credit for. Give me three thousand dollars this morning, and I will try lo get along with that, In fact I must have it.” “I cannot give it to you ; I have not got it.” “Then borrow 7 it.” “I can’t borrow it.” “We have indeed come to a pretty pass. You getting to be an imbecile. I'his party I shall give. The cards ordered, and the time is fixed. Ev erybody knows about it. Let nn see if you dare disgrace us.” Terwilliger glanced at his child again; she said nothing but sat with downcast eyes. It was a very un happy spectacle. He left his house unable to speak. He was choked. He endeavored in vain to swallow. His lips were be coming parched, and he frequently tried to moisten them with his tongue. This crisis might come any day.— He was terribly involved in his op erations ; but his courage would not have failed him, it he could have found any comfort or sympathy at home. And now, as he was walking to his place of business, it was not the troubles which he knew he must meet whence reached his office, that he was thinking about, but the scene he ha»l passed through before leav ing his house. An hour after her husband left, Mrs. Terwilliger received an unex pected call. A friend of the family, an old lady not at all in society, sent in word she would like to see her for a moment. She was admitted. With many apologies for coming in at so early an hour, she stated that she was to quit town for Boston at twelve, aud she wished to leave with Mrs. Ter williger a package ot bonds to hand toiler husband to put in his safe. How much was it ? Five thousand dollars. Would she be long absent? She did not intend to return before spring. She would write to Mr. Ter williger where to send the interest when collected. “I will put the package in our pri vate safe, where our silver is kept,” said the lady, “until my husband comes home.” “Many thanks. Good morning.” No one was present at this conver sation, save the parties engaged.— After it closed, Mrs. Terwilliger sat a few minutes absorbed in thought. At length she took the package, tore off the covering, and examined each bond, to see if there were any marks to indicate the ownership. She found none. She then went to her room, and put on a plain walking dress. She did not order her car riage, but took an omnibus to her husband’s office. He saw' her enter, and dreaded what was to follow. She had come for the three thousand dollars. What should he do? He took her in a pri vate room, v “George,” she said, and no one could speak more wiuningly when she chose, “George, I have good news. Here is something which will help us both. Take these and give me three thousand dollars.” Terwilliger looked over the bonds. “Why, Jane,” he said, “how did you get them ?” “Never mind how I got them.— Give me the money, quick. It is all right.” “But what am I to do with the bonds ? To whom do they belong ?” “It enough that I bring them to you. Ask no more questions, or I shall go somewhere else to transact my business. On th<t whoie give me thirty-five hundred dollars. Louisa will require the other five hundred.” She knew the child’s name was po tent with her husband. The man was quite taken aback, so that he almost mechanically fallow ed his wife’s directions. The money was procured and given to her. “I wish really,” he said as she was leaving, “you would explain this to me. I ought to know about it.” “I will tell you by-and-by. I say it is all right and that’s enough. In this way the woman raised the neeessafy cash outlay for the ball that was the talk ol the whole town. The old lady who left the bonds with her wrote to Mr. Terwilliger sooner than the wite anticipated, about where to remit the interest when due. The letter arrived the day (it never rains, but it pours) Herald. j Established July 1850. which proved a tinal collapse in the poor fellow’s affairs. He - saw the things at a glance ; saw how he had been made to take the widow’s sub stance ; he knew he could not make it good to her; there could be no explanation except that he was a de liberate knave—a robber—worse, he had plundered the widow and the orphan. Romauee of to day.—Put man'a Magazine for September. INDIAN TRAILERS An army surgeon in Daeotah writes to the Hudson Star this ac count of these prairie detectives : The most extraordinary skill that is exhibited in this part of the coun try, either by the white man or red native, is in the practice of trailing. H« ro it may be accounted an art as much as music, painting or sculpture is in the Fast. The Indian or trap per that is a shrewd trailer, is a man of close observation, quick percep tion, and prompt action. As he goes along, nothing escapes his ob servation, and what he sees and hears is accounted for immediately. Often not another step is taken until a mystery that may present itself in this line is fairly solved. The Indian trailer will stand still for hours in succession, to account for certain traces or effects in tracks, and some times give to the matter unremitting attention for days and weeks. I have ridden several hundred miles with an experienced guide and trailer, Hack, whom I interrogated upon many points of the practice of this art. Nearly all tracks I saw, either old or new, as a novice in the art, I questioned him about. In going to the Niobrara River we crossed the track of an Indian pony. My guide followed the track a few miles and then said, “It is a stray black horse, with a long bush tail, nearly starved to death, has a split hoof on the left fore foot and goes very lame, and in* has passed here early this morning.” Astonished and incredulous, 1 asked him the reason for knowing these particu lars by the tracks of the animal, when he replied : “It was a stiay horse, becau-e it did not go in a di rect line ; bis t.til was long for he dragged it over the snow; in brush ing against a bush he left some of his hair, whi h shows its color.— He was very hungry, for in going along, he has nipped at those high, dry weels, which horses seldom eat. The Assure of the left fore foot, also in its track, and the depth of the indentiture shows the degree of his lameness ; and his tracks shows he was here this morning, when the snow was hard with frost.” At another place we came across an Indian track, and he said, “It was an old Yankton, who came across the Missouri last evening to look at his traps. In coming over he car ried in his right hand a trap, and in his left a lasso to catch a pony which he had lost. He returned without finding the horse, but had caught in the trap he had out, a prairie wolf, which he carried home on his back and a bundle of kinikinic wood in his right hard.'’ Then he gave his reasons: “I know he is old, by the impress his gait has made, and a Yankton by that of his moccasin.— He is from the other side of the j river, as there arc no Yanktons on this side. The trap he carried struck the snow now and then, and in the same manner as when he came, shows that he did not find the pony. A drop of blood in the centre ot bis tracks shows that he caraied the wolf on his back, and the bundle of kinikinic wood he used for a stall’ for support, and catching a wolf shows that he had traps out.”— “liut,” I asked, “how do you know its a wolf, why not a fox or a coyotte, or even a deer?” Said he, if it had been a fox or coyotte, or any other small game, he woul have slipped the head of the annimal in his waist belt, and so carried it by his side, and noton his shoulders.— Deers are not caught by traps, but if it bad been a deer, he would not have crossed this high hill, but would have gone back by way of the ravine, and the load would have mode his steps still more tottering.” Another Indian track we saw twenty miles west of this he put this serious construction upon : “lie is an upper Indian —a prowling horse thief-—carried a double shot-guu, and is a rascal that killed some white man lately, and passed here one week ago;” for, said he, “a lone Indian in these parts is on mischief, and generally on the look out for horses. He had on the shoes of a white man, whom he had in all probability killed, but his steps are those of an Innihn. A week ago we had a very warm day, and the snow being soft, he made these deep tracks ; ever since it as been intensely cold weather, which makes very shallow tracks.” I suggested that perhaps he bought those shoes. “Indians don’t bay shoes, and if they did they would not buy them as large as these were, for Indians have very small feet.” The most noted trailer of this country was Haul Da loria, a half-breed, who died under my hands of Indian consumption last Summer. 1 have spoken of him in a former letter. Atone time I rode with him, and trailing was naturally the subject of our conversation. I begged to trail with hint an old track over the prairie, in order to learn its history. I had hardly made the proposition when he drew up his horse, which was at a ravine, and said, “Well here is an old eLk track, let us get off our horses and follow it.” We followed it but a few rods, wheu he said it was exactly a month old, and made a two o’clock in the I afternoon. This he knew, as then we had our last rain, and at the hour j named the ground was softer than at , any other time. The track before ;us was then made, lie broke up j here aud there clusters ot grass that ; lay iu the path of traek, and showed me the dry ends of some, the stumps ot others, and by numerous other small items accounted for many circumstances that astonished me.— We followed the trail thr over a mile. Now and then we saw that a wolf, a a fox, and other animals had practic ed their trailing instincts on the elk’s tracks. Here and there he would show ire where a snake, a rat and a prairie dog had crossed the track. Nothiug had followed or crossed the track that the quick eye of Daloira did not detect. He gave an account of the habits of all the animals that had left their foot prints on the track, also of the state of the weather since the elk passed, and the effect of sunshine, winds, aridity sand storms, aud other influ ences that had a bearing on these tracks. % A western editor says that a boss barber ot his acquaintance, returning home the other evening, found his wife had eloped with his “jour,*’ and discovered on her table the following profane quotation from Byron: Fare thee well, and if forever, forever tare thee well; Since, alaa, we’re doomed to eever, I to with Joe—yea go go to h— i The Weekly (Malrosa Herald. 19 BY BAR THE Beat Au vert Ih.uk Mfsllmu lu Oskuloosn 11AV1SU X WEEKLY Clreulutlon of I*oo Copies, Mo« Of « hich aie lo puivi.n- jp Mithn.icn County «U* FACILITIM BOR BOOK ANT) .TOO WORK Are a.n. the demand, of thn place will warrant, and work done on as reasonable term* as at any other office. UNCLE SOLOMONS “WEDGE PRIN CIPLE.” BY MARY HARRIETT, “Some folks are always a tryin’ to drive their wedges butt end* fore most,” remarked Unde Solomou, an lhe took off his spectacles and put them carefully away in their well worn case. “And if they split anything at all,” he continued, tuck ing the case iuto his right hand vest pocket, “it’s most commonly the beetle instead of the log.” It was a fine summer evening, and we were all sitting on the vine-cov ered porch—Uncle Solomon and Aunt Marthe and I. A fresh news paper lay upon Uncle Solomon’s kuee, but it was now too dark to read, and just dark enough for a cozy chat. “Has anybody hereabouts been splitting his beetle?” I ventured to inquire, I always like to make a per sonal application, and besides I re membered that in coming in I had met neighbor Blunt just going out. Aunt Martha looked up from her knitting—she was trying to count the stitches for the heel—and in a regretful, deprecating way explain that Mr. Blunt had lately been giv ing Colonel Maynard “a piece of his mind.” Aunt Martha never enjoy ed talking of such unpleasantness, and when she was forced to speak of them at all, she always seemed so sorry for their having happened that one might almost suppose that the blame belonged to her. Mr. Blunt w*as much addicted to giving folk “a piece of his mind.” He was really prodigal in donations of this nature. He lavished them on all classes of people, upon every possible occasion, and with all sorts of occasions, and with all sorts of results except good ones. lie had given away sc many pieces of his mind in the course of his life, that it was a marvel he had any more left to give. Very peculiar pieces they were, too ; at once sharp, and blunt, and bar I, and heavy, and hot and disagreeable generally. Sometimes he received something in return ; but he was never known to get any thanks. This time, the fuss was about a boy whom Colonel Maynard had hired to do his chores. “You ought to let Joe come to the table,” began Mr. Blunt, plunging into the subject with a headlong dive. To this the Colonel—a new comer among us—curtly replied that when he needed any advice about his do mestic concers, he would ask for it. Aud the two men, though next-door neighbors had not spoken to each other since. “It’s such a pity!” said Aunt Martha, as she finished the story.— “I’ve no doubt Mr. Blunt meant it all right enough.” “But he went abont it ‘wroug-end tirst-wise,’ as Gough says,” remarked my uncle. “I toid him so in the time on’t.” “I guess the Colonel is rather ‘touchy,, ” said I. “And besides he isn’t used to country folks, like us. lie don’t understand our ways.” “Of course he do’t,” replied Uncle Solomon, patiently brushing away lor the third time a musquito which was buzzing around his nose. “How should he ? Always lived in New York city—folks don’t have any neighbors there—none that we should call neighbors anyhow— might be a weddin’ next door, or even a funeral, without yourknowin’ a word about it.” “Blunt has been talking it over again to-night,” continued Uncle Solomon. “And I told him,” ways I, “may be you didn’t think about the things that the Colonel could be expected to know—how Joe had lived with yon ever since he was a little shaver five years old, and what a good boy he hal always been,and how you’d treated him like one o’ your own folks, and how the neigh bors felt to see him treated any other way, and so on. II you’d told him all about it, kind o’ friendly like,’ says I, ‘for we always oughter feel Iriendly to folks, no matter who they be,’ says I, ‘I don’t believe but what the Colonel would have taken it kindly anyhow ; and may be he’d have done just what you wanted him to, about Joe.” “He didn’t give me any chance to mention them things, ’ says he ; “he shut me up before I had time. It’s no use talking to such a high-strung piece as he is.” “That depends altogether on how you talk, and what you say first,’ says I. ‘There’s a good deal in the way you begin.”’ ‘•I don’t believe in mincin’ mat ters,” says he, as short as pie-crust. “ ‘Bluut,’ says I, ‘you oughter study the wedge principle, in its moral bearin’s. How many times in your life did you ever split a log with a brick bat ?” “Truth is truth, for all that,” says he, colorin’ up as if he was hit. great principle is, when I’iu tellin’ folks their duty, or whatever I’m doin’ to drive right ahead, with might and main.’ ” “ ‘ I think I see you tryin’ your great principle on that three-year-old high flyer of yours, next time you want to catch him,’ says I. ‘You know a halter’s a halter, anyhow you can fix it, and what sense is there in corn and coaxin’ ?” “That made him squirm a little.— ‘Oh well,’ says he, ‘in doin’ any thing of that sort, of course yon must be kind o’ moderate and gentle, or else you cau’t do it at all. But dealiii’ with a reasonable human bein’—that’s altogether different, — tain’t a parallel case.’ ” “ ‘No,’ says I, ’taint, ’cause the human bein’ is a sight harder to manage than the brute ereetur —gets mad quicker, aud stays mad longer, and can do a heap more o’nLisehief.” “ ‘Theu he lias got to answer for it,’ says he. “ ‘To be sure,’ says 1; ‘but if we stirred him up, we’ve got to auswer for it too. There’s such a thing, as being partaker of other men’s sins, you know. Now, I’ve got enough of my own to attend to, without goin’ shares iu anybody else’s.’ w “He didn’t say anything for a spell, and pretty soon as he was lookiu’ down the road, he saw you comin’ along up to our gate, and then he got up and bid us good night.” * After I went home, I made the following entry in my pocket diary : Memorandum : When I give anybody a piece of my mind, I must take care that said piece is in the form ol a wedge, and not of a brick bat. And secoudly, 1 must see to it that I do not try to drive the wedge butt end ioremost. A southern bard in describing the feats and abilities of a local hero, says of him : fie could guxxie raw “pine-top,"a quarteta sip. And he uoed to drive oxen, with snakes tot a whip. And he rode ailinatorw *}r tan ; . And there wasn’t a coon la the whole eowtree. That he couldn’t tuiog down from the top ot a Ashsh as Us My, Witt h logwm.