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THE OSKALOOSA HERALD.
Thursday, June 8, 1871. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Th« Republican* of Mahaska County will meet In Maes Convention at Union Hall on Saturday, June 10th, at 8 o'clock p. m., for the purpose or electing delegatee to the Republican State Con vention to be held at Dee Moines on the 21st day of June, 1671. It le hoped there will be a full at Tendance, as other business of Importance will come before the Convention. D. A. HURST, Chairman. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION. The Fiiteenth Annual State Convention of the Republican Party of lowa will be held at Dei Moines, Wednesday, Juuegl, 1871, commencing at 11 o'clock, a. m., for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates for the fol lowing officers, viz: One candidate for Governor ; (hie candidate for Lieutenant-Governor; One candidate for Judge Supreme Court ; . One candidate for Superintendent of Public In struction. * and the transaction of such other business as usu ally comes before the annual meeting of the party. The ratio of representation will be one delegate for each organized county in the Stat e, and, in ad dition thereto, one delegate for every two hun dred votes, or fraction over one hundred, cast for £d Wright for Secretary of State, at the election In 1870. • * * • * * Mahaska is entitled to 11 votes. • * * • # • All persons who have acted with the Republican party heretefore, and are in full accord with its principles now, are invited to take part In the nomination of delegates to this Convention. Arrangements are being made for reduced fare. J. 8. CLARKSON, Chn. Rep. Cent. Com. The North Missouri R. R. bridge over the Missouri river at St. Charles, said to be the most magnificent bridge on the continent, was opened to travel May 20th. A train consist ing of eight locomotives and nineteen cars crowded with people crossed to St. Charles where the party was re ceived by the citizens, and the event celebrated with great enthusiasm. The length of the bridge and ap proaches 6,570 feet; length of bridge proper 2,179 feet with seven spans. Its completion shortens the time be tween St. Louis and Oitumiva three hours. A Montreal despatch says: “Our Canadian executive is going to exer cise the same privileges as the Queen herself, of ratifying the treaty with out asking the couseut of Parliament. This will, we presume, be final, so far as regards the fisheries, but leg islation may be required to open the canals. Horace Greely has signified his willingness to be a candidate for President, before the Republican Na tional Convention in 1872. Not much Horace. Jeff’ Davis might support you for favors done him when he was hunting bail. Female suflerage has been the cause of a sad act in Detroit. Mr. Joseph Coburn committed suicide because his wife wanted to vote. If all men were that big a fools as that, the earlier women got the ballot the better. The Ohio Democracy last Thurs day in convention nominated Geo. W. McCook for Governor, and Sam uel F. Hurst for Lieut. Gov. after adopting the Vallandigham “De parture” Platform. In the impeachment trial at Lin coln Nebraska, Gov. Butler was convicted on the school fund charge, nine Senators voting for his convic tion and three for his acquittal. Thirty-eight men were sacrificed last week m a Pennsylvania coal mine, near Pittston, by the shaft ta king fire. Muscatine county, the home of O'Connor, instructed its delegates to go in lively for the little Irishman. Dr Torbet editor of Kansas City Jfeics, committed suicide because a girl jilted him. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. On tue Rhine, May 10th, 1871. Before leaving Oskaloosa, two years since, I promised a number of friends that should I ever visit the River Rhine, I would write them my impressions of it. Now, as want of leisure will not permit my writing to all, how can I do better than to ask the Herald to publish the few home ly words I have to say. We, that is, wife and I, had spent a number of days visiting some of the important towns of Germany, with their galler ies of Art, beautiful gardens, <fcc., Ac., before concluding just how far to go down the Rhine. At Stras bourg, famous for its wonderful clock, and trained apostles, who pass in muster every day at noon, and now more famous for its terrible siege, but recently ended, we first crossed the Rhine. Strasbourg is still half ruins, and grim cannon al most by the thousand are piled along its old time quiet streets, while King William's Soldiers, whole armies of them, pass through its gates with banners flying, on their way home from poor suicidal France. The great tower on the Cathedral was not seriously injured by the German artillery ; but its tall spire still seems to almost pierce the clouds. We both made the ascent to the very top, climbing on toe outside up the little stone steps that were scarcely large enough to hold the foot. The onl) protection even at the highest part, is a small iron rod, winding around the tower at short distances like a rope. To this rod, and his own power of climbing, must one trust his life. Looking down from the top, a distance of five hundred and forty five feet, men and horses seemed but pigmies, while the fair Rhioe wound away offinto the distance of forest like a silver thread. I will say noth* j iug oi the Cathedral itself, one of the three finest in the world. All hare read of it; besides it could not be described in a single letter. From Strasbourg we went to the Roman baths of Badenß&den; thence to Darmstadt, Frankfort, Mayence, and then took the “Crown Prince,” a Rhine steamer, and started for Col ogne. The Rhine river, from its source among the Alps in Switzer land, down to Mayence, is not re markable, scarcely beautiful; but below Mayence it widens and in creases by the German rivers Neck ar and Main, it grows in volume un til at the Mouse tower by Bingen it narrows, concentrates its strength, aud breaks off through the hills and mountains, a deep, wild, and rapid stream. And here at Bingen com mences the Rhine scenery proper; so wild, so beautiful, so historic; eve ry rock a legend, and every hill a tale. The Rhine waters are more green than blue ; are very rapid, and often deep. At the whirlpool, under the rocks of Lurelei the water is nearly eighty feet deep, and was formerly very dangerous to descending craft. The river is not much above six hun dred miles long, but in that distance makes a desoentor fall nearly two thousand feet from its source in the Alps. The Rhine steamers are little single decked beauties, and the fares from Mayence to Holland reasona ble. Of course we stopped over at Bin gen, and wandered about the little town, so full of legend and song for nearly a day. We visited the hos pital and found some of King Wil liam's soldiers there, who were wounded at Gravelott© and Sedan. We encouraged the patient fellows while we thought of the Bingen sol dier of the Legion who once lay dy ing at Algiers, and ot whom Mrs. Norton so sweetly sang : “Take a message and a token to some distant friends of mine. For I was born at Bingen, sweet Bingen on the Rhine.” Here, too, at Bingen, commences the famous Rhine vineyards, the wine of which surpasses all others. We tried it, ot course, as who does not; and were pleased with the remarka bly pleasant flavor, sweeter, better than any we had known. It is free from the oily taste of the Spanish wines; the disagreeable acid of nearly all the Swiss, and some of the French, and coutains none of the alcohol or cogniac so often found in American wiues. These wiues are usually cheap, some of the rar est, however, bring immense priecs. The vineyard of the Austrian prince Metternich, just above Bingen, pro duces what is known as Johannes burg wine, which sells as high as twenty-five dollars a bottle, even when new, and then only to be had by royalty itself. The Moselleß wines are often as low as a franc per bottle, but a good ordinary wine costs about four francs. Great sums ot money are required to manage good vineyards, and much labor, too. Fabulous prices are paid for the stony steeps where a man can scarce ly climb. Stoue walls and terraces are built every few feet, from four to six feet high, from the water up to the top of mouutain, presenting to the view a series of stone steps lead ing from the w T ater up. The vines are cut very low, and close, and trained on little wooden stakes, but two to three feet apart each way and not over four feet high. No wires, no posts, no trellis-work here, but simple sticks, and vines close trim med ; the result is grapes, and not stovewood. How our friend Amos Kemble would smack his lips to see these vines ! But steady, Amos; lowa has better soil than the Rhine valley ever knew, and your butter-scotches beat the world, I expect, so steady, I say, Amos steady ! These rich vineyards are owned mostly by wealthy raeu who live in cities on the Rhine, or in some of these old castles which they have restored by enormous outlay of mon ey, and employ peasants, who, male and female, may be seen by tens of thousands, digging and pruning on the steep hill sides from one end of the Rhine to the other. Fiom Bin gen on, the scenery is truly grand.— The green mountains and rocky cliffs on either side rise grandly up, aud cast their shadows on the wat ers. Almost every .ne of them is orowned by some castle or fortress, from five hundred to a thousand years old, and these castles and ru ins are rich in historic interest. Ma ny have been the abode of poets, statesmen, warriors, kings and em porers, and scarcely one of them but has, as well, its strauge legend of the olden times. Everybody this fair day is on deck and the interest manifested by our party made up from many lands is wonderful.— “Weshon, O! wie schon!” (How fine, O ! how fine) exclaims a Ger man on our right, and a pretty French girl chimes in “Magnitique, O ! magnifique !” and even the burly Englishman sitting by with his eye glass and pale ale, who seldom finds anything bearable outside of Eng land, grunts “ah, yes, fine, but noth ing to England.” Of the castles, a thousand ot which sit like watchmen along the whole length of the Rhine, I will mention but two or three. Many of them are only ruins made so by the thirty years war, while hundreds of others are restored in a style that is palatial. The castle of Stolzenfels not far from Coblenz, built in A. D., 1250, is one of the handsomest on the view. It is immense in proportion and sits on a rock 500 feet above the w ater. It is filled with paintings by the old masters, Reubens, Holbein, Van Dyck and Rembrandt. It is the property, and a summer resort of the new emperor William, of Germany, and is refitted at the trifling expense of a million and a half of francs. Not far below it is the beautiful city of Coblenz and its wonderful fortress of Ehrenbreitslein, ten years iu build ing, at a cost of eight million dollars Sitting at the junction of the Moselle and Rhiue it is a German Gibraltar. It was never taken by force of arms, and probably could not be by any army, as it is almost entirely inac cessible. From Coblenz we went to Bonn, and were noon down Hone by the seven mountains, and under the old castle of Dragonfels, frowning down upon the lihine with its burden of grapes and corn. The legend tells how Count Seigfried, from the low countries, once slew a mighty dragon here, and having bathed in its blood became invulnerable. The castle stands on a basaltic rock 010 feet above the water and commands one of the finest views imaginable. It vividly recalls Byron’s stirring lines. “The castled cralge of DragonfeU, K rowDi o'er the wide and winding Rhine. Wboae breast ol water* broadly a well* Between the banka which bear the vine ; And billa ail rich with bloaaom'd tree*. And field* which promtae corn and wine ; And acaltered citiee crowning the**, Whoae far, whit* walla, along them ahlne, Have atrewed a acene which I ahould aee With doable joy, Wert thou with me.” Many of these castles, though grey with centuries of time, are still well preserved, and their long walls and battlements, and towers remain al most as good as new. Generations of men have come and gone, and war has ravaged them by siege and storm, and yet they stand the eternal guardsmen of the Rhine. Still num bers of them are only ruins, with arches, towers and broken gateways, covered with wild moss, and creep ing vines remaining. Old crippled soldiers these, without even a pen sion, and like real old soldiers they tell many a tale of love and war. By evening we reached the city of Cologne, famous for its Cologne water, dirty streets, and wonderful Cathedral. The latter attracts the admiration of everybody who visits the city. Though founded six cen turies and more ago, it is not yet quite completed, and the scaffolds still cling to its lofty tower. Its pro portions are indeed grand, and the harmony of its architecture complete. The body of the church covers an area of some seventy thousand square feet, and an idea of the cost of the structure may be had, when it is said the magnificent south portal, alone, which is 234 feet high, cost not less than half a million dollars of gold. After a short stay in Cologne, we took the same steamer, and returning up the river, passed again the same objects of interest, and impressed them more firmly in our minds, — satisfied, too, that though there are longer, aud greater, and deeper riv ers, none are so deeply interesting in beauty of scenery, art, and history, as the “free, the German Rhiue.” Is this letter a little long? Have I trespassed on good natured Editors? if so, forgive, I don’t do it often, — and now with Carlyle, will say, “adieu, good readers, bad ones, too, adieu.” S. 11. M. Byers. IOWA NEWS A boy named Walker, in Warren county, fell head first into a spring, in which was three or four feet ot water, and was drowned. An eight year old girl named Ma ry Frayer, near Council Bluffs, had her dress caught iu a corn-sheller and was drawn in until her leg was broken. A little son of J. B. Morisou was seized by a vicious horse and his head and neck badly bitten Warren E. Allen lost his smoke house by fire on the 20th. Pr Cen terville Citizen. Nelson Iluddleson, a young man 23 years of age, son of Charles Ilud dleson, of Van Buren Co., was drowned in a pond on the farm of Irish Humbert on the ICth day of May. lie was swimming a horse at the time and was thrown over its head. They have been in trouble with their City Superintendent of Schools in Newton. On charges of untrust fulness aud neglect of duty, the Board decided in his favor, but when certain charges affecting his reputa tion were brought forward, Mr. Supt. resigned. At Grand Junction, an old lady eat some ham, and got sick, fed the balance of the dish to a dog and the dog died from poison, and upon the foundation Madame Rumor has built a story of the most horrible kind A child of Jack Ray, about two years old, residing near Scranton, in Kendrick, was scalded so severely by the overturning of a coffee pot upon a hot stove that it died on Mon day, its burial taking place on Tuesday. The little one suffered in tensely until death kindly relieved its misery. Pr Bte. Some idea may be drawn, of the state ot affairs in Paris, from the fol lowing despatch of the 31st. A most revolting sight occurred this morning on the Plaga in front of the Hotel de Ville. 33 communists, among whom were 7 w omen, were shot in a body by a company of soldiers. Troops were drawn up to the number of 15,000 under of Col. Gulsot. At half past 8 o’cljck the prisoners, who had been confined in the coal cellars in the rear of the of Hotel de Ville, were brought out, their hands tied behind their backs, and were then marched out by the main gateway through a double file of soldiers. On reaching the center of the wide area in front of the Hotel de Ville, they were ar ranged in a row and made to kneel down close together There was nothing on the whole Plaza but three empty scavenger carts in a line at the rear of the prisoners. When the company was in line and ready to fire Col. Guisot stepping foward told the prisoners in few words that they w ere to suffer death for having been caught in the act of setting fire to buildings and dwellings in Paris. At this moment the women uttered piercings shriek, and began to sway themselves back and forth. An offi cer advanced, and made them keep still with the flat of his sword. A few moments afterwards a volley was fired, aud when the smoke was cleared away a most horrible sight was presented. Three of the wo men, who were in the middle of the row, between men, were still living, ami writhing in awful agony. A second volley was fired, aud a third, and not until a sixth did all the prisoners cease to live. The dead bodies were then flung into three scavenger carts and carried away to be buried. The Methodist Episcopal Church has been singularly and sadly be reaved within the last few months in the loss by death of Bishops Thomson, Kingsley, and Clark, who were all chosen at the General Con* ference in 1864. Bishop Clark died at his home at Cincinnatti on Tues day last week, aged fifty-nine. The main work of the Episcopacy now devolves on Bishops Jones, Ames, Simpson, and Scott. The general conference to be held next year will fill the places of the deceased bish ops and probably iucrease the whole number as the work has become very arduous. Horses Estrayed. From the farm of Aaron McKlrut-y. two miles south of Currier'* Mill, about the lithof May, four bay geld lugs, two having when they left, halter* on, ami a third wi ha ►trap about the neck; one rather stiff in lore legs; supposed to be about eight or nine year* old ; a liberal reward will be paid lor the horwss or luloriuation of their whereabouts. Any Information uny be left at the Herald office or with the uiid»r«tgned. wl M. M. Ok vis. •STONE I STONE 11 The undersigned keep* constantly on hand a large supply of GOOD BUILDINU BTONE, at Coffin's Quarries, 4 mllea north-west of Oskaloosa. Orders piompny filled at tl-25 per perch. 86mS O. W. WHITEHEAD. DRY GOODS, BOOTS & SHOES. MOORMAN, GREEN & McQUISTONS’ COLUMN. To Our Patrons: For your benefit, as well as ours, we have concluded to mark our goods down to a Cash Basis, and sell exclusively for Cash or its equivalent. We have sold goods for three year’s past on credit, and we find that we cannot sell you goods as low on credit by 20 to 25 per cent, as we can for cash. We had to make allowance for in terest on money invested in out standing accounts, for bad accounts, expenses of keeping accounts and collections and for discounts on our bills which we could have made, had we had the money for the goods we sold on credit, No man can sell goods on credit without making bad accounts. When you buy your goods of us for cash, you have the assurance that you are not helping to pay bad accounts, in terest on outstanding accounts or dis counts not taken advantage of. We will sell you goods from 15 to 20 percent, lower for cash, than any man can sell on credit. It will pay you to borrow money at 20 per cent, interest aud pay us cash lor your goods. We are determined to sell our goods at prices that will induce the people t» cash. Call and examine our stock, ob tain prices, compare them with pri ces that you pay for goods on credit, make your own calculations and see if what we tell you is not true. We have the largest, cheapest, and best assortment of Dress Goods ever brought to this city. The old saying is “What every body says must be true.” If that be the case, we have the Largest and Best stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes in the city, that must and will be sold for cash. We have a full line of Embroider ed Edged Taffeta, Velvet and Sash Ribbons, Lace Collars, Silk Bows, Linen Suits, Summer Skirts, Parasols, Umbrellas, Cotton Hose, Lace and Linen Handkerchiefs, Edgings, Insertions, Fringes, Braid, *&c., &c. Cotton Lisle Thread, and Kid Gloves, Palm, Chinese and Silk Fans. Merino and Split Zephyr Shawls. Our line of Dress Goods consists of Silks, Japanese Robes, Striped and Embroidered French Grena diens, Glace, Striped, Plaid, Change able and Pure Mohairs. Corded and Mohair Poplins, Alpacas all col lors. Scotch Chain bray and Domes tic Ginghams, Lawns, Pincales, Wash Poplins, Delaines, Imperial Repps, Prints, tfcc., <&c. We have a full line of Table Lin ens, Crasher Cambrics, White Goods, Irish Linens, Bleached Mus lins, Sheetiugs, Cottouades, Cloths, Cassimeres, Ticks, Denims, Checks, Stripes, «fcc. We have a full line of Wool Cas simere and Silk Hats, Cloth, Silk aud Velvet Caps, and a full line of Boys, Youths and Childrens Hats and Caps, also Palm and Harvester Hats. Call and see our lino of Boys and Youths Prize Hats in all colors Each hat having a prize package at tached. We have a full line of the cele brated l r . T. K. fine Shoes, in Goat, Kid, Bronze and Serge. The best made. Warranted in every particu lar. Aiso a full line of other grades of Ladies, Misses and Childrens Fine Shoes, and a full line of our own manufacture of Bools and Snoes, for Wholesale and Retail Trade. We make any and every thing in that line to order and guar entee satisfaction. We have the largest stock in the City from which to make your selec tions, and we will sell you goods at prices for Cash, lower than ever be fore. Don’t fail to give us a call, for we can make it to your advantage to do so. Manufactory and Store Rooms in Street’s Block, West Side Square, Oskaloosa, lowa. Mookuan, Gkeen A McQciston. 383 m. MOWERS AND REAPERS. BUCKEYE Mower & Reaper. The Standard Machine of the WORLD! Its Last Great Victory At the Field Trial at Mansfield, Ohio, In July 1870, the Buckeye was awarded the highest prize, The Grand Gold MedaL The most Durable and Lightest Draft Machine Made. Over two hundred Buckeyes now in use in Mahaska County. A full stock of Machines and repairs on hana CALL AND UET A CIRCULAR, J. H. GREEN & Co., Agents. 1)33 FARMERS IM 10 yonr Interests! Buy the Best, No mutter whether it comes from a first class house, or a second class house. THE Champion Reaper and Mower, Is now on Exhibition at Nash’s Airicflltol Store. It is the finest finished Machine that ever came to this market. It is the lightest draft Machine in the West, and warranted to do as good work it not a little better than any other Machine, including the very best that have been sold heretofore, and all I ask is a trial to prove what I say. Don’t fail to see the machine before pur chasing. WM. NASH, Montgomery’s Block, Gskaloosa, lowa, Also at New Sharon, lowa. n 36. GROCERIES. Bro’s Civens on constantly keeps Firm above The everything of STOCK PERFECT a hand LINE GROCERY the in desirable G Sugars, Coffees, Teas, S R Crackers Prunes <& Peas, E O Apples dried <fc green, I C As nice as ever seen, R E Peaches and Rice, E R Pepper & Spice, C I Candles, O E Soap, R S Oil, G & S Ropes G E in the Ii I Coil. Mo- O R lasses & vine- C E gar,potatoes salt, E C If you fail to get a R O bargain, it is the cus- I Ii tomer’s fault. Canned E G Fruits iu abundance and S Many things more can be found at OUR GROCERY STOR^. PROVISIONS, FEED, FLOOR AND PRODDCE, Always on hand, and will be delivered FREE OF CHARGE any where in the city. FARMERS! We buy your Chickens, Ecus, Butter, Feathers, Rags, Vegetables, Ac., &c., at highest market prices. GIVE US A CALL, and we will make it to your interest. GIVENS BRO’S., 30 North of Siebcl’s Mills. DRUGS &c. I)r, ft. N. Ukkciiler BEECHLER BROS., Successor* to Dr. S, E. Ithinehart, Dealers in PURE DRUGS, IVIEDICINES, OILS, PERFUMERY, SOAPS. Proprietary Article*, Toilet and Fancy Good*, Cigar* and Tobacco of the finest brand* alway* on hand*. Purs Sods Water, Free from Acida or Alkalies, at 5 cents per glass, at the Drug Store under the Madison House, Oka loosa, lowa. 858 m Morris L. Levi. AT HOME FROM THE EASTWITUTUE FIRST SPRING CLOTHING, Best Quality, Latest Fashion, YOUTH Select Assortment o F HATS, CAPS, FURNISHING GOODS TRUNKS, *c. ALSO FOR THE Mercian Mots’ Braid THE BEST ANI) LATEST STYLES O F CASSIMERES CLOTHS, TR I C OS AND THE FINEST TRIMMINGS Which will be made to order by the BEST WORKMEN, AND Warranted to Fit. .T. C. BeKCHI.KR. Thankful for past favors, I Invite all to ex amine my new and large assortment. MORRIS L LEVI. Oskalooea, MarchSl, no 28 LEVI’S COLUMN. ARRIVAL OK O F TH E AND THE FOlt MEN, AND BOYS WITH A EVERY GXA.IR, CTJIJML FUTUTi I DOWN THE BRAKES BOYS! Clear the Track for 8. BALBABP & CO. For they are here with the Largest, Most Elegant and Attractive Stock ol DRY G-OOIDS, 2sTOTIOIsTS, FANCY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES TO BE FOUND j£N THE CITY. AVe will not enumerate our Stock nor blow what we can do, but ask the citizens of Oskaloosa and vicinity to visit us, and we are convinced our stock will sell on its own merits. Please Remember the Place, West Side Public Square, South end of Street’s Block, Oskaloosa, lowa. S. BALDAUF * Co. WOOL ANI) WOOLEN (iOODS. JAMES AND JACK. “Well, Jack, what are you going to <lo with your wool thi«i hwouS" “1 do not know, James. Heretofore I took my wool to town and traded it at the stores for wool en good*. I got a good price for the wool, and goods were cheap : but my wife is always patch ing—the boys look ragged. 1 ' “Did you ever trade your wool at the factory oi SIEBEL & CO., at Oskaloosa, for theirgoods J” “I have never traded there. 1 heard much good news about their good* and had made up my mind last season to go there, but when I paired the Square with any wool, the wool buyer# complete ly surrounded my wagon. 1 had to atop, else 1 might have hurt tome of them. They then began to argue how well tney would do for me, so much better than any one else in the world. At last they persuaded me to let them have my wool. They gave me a good price for it and their goodß were cheap, but my wife told me the other day she used one half of these goods to keep the other half in repair.” “I pity you, Jack ; but they served you right.— We need factories at home, and should never for get to support them all we possibly can ; besides, 1 have traded at SIEBEL Jt CO'S for three years and I tiud my boys do not look ragged, neither does my wife wear herself out patching.” “You are right, James. 1 shall bring my wool to them henceforth, and share in the blessings you have enjayed for the last three years. Good morn ing, James." James to himself—“l know Jack will be mnch benetltted by doing so, and I am glad he is going to try it,” Oskaloosa CITY MILLS! At the Depot of the C. R. R. of Towa, at Oskaloosa. Roll Carding, Spinning, Weaving and Dressing Will be done here at low prices and on short notice. The highest market price for W OOL will be paid in cash or onr own manufactured WOOLEN GOODS! Such as BLANKET*. FLANNELS. (ASSPIKItEs. DOKMKINK. HA' 11MKTS, NTOi KIAT. YARN, KIMiLE YAit\. JEANS BTC., ETC , Siebel $c Co. N. B.—Onr Grist Mill is always ready to do cus tom grinding in a first rate manner, and furnish good flour for the market, at wholesale and retail, j SIEGEL* CO. nHfi Sm. SADDLES AND HARNESS. “ L. L. H U L L , Manufacturer of and Dealer in Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Collars, Harness, Thong, and Belt Leather. A general assortment of Saddlery Hardware, and Carriage Goode, Trunks, Traveling Hags. Robes, Horae Blankets. Sleigh Beils, and Oil cloths. Manufacturer of Belting. Buggy trimming and repairing done to order on short notice. Keen always tne largest and most complete stock in the city. Both wholesale and retail. All work war ranted. Material of the very best quality. North side of the Square, at the sign of the Red Saddle. Oskaloosa, lowa. nl7 6m. REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY. To the Citizen* of Mahaska County and Vicinity: The undersigned Stockholders in the Republic Insurance Company, dtsire to recomimnd the Company to your confidence and patronage. The company is, beyond all question, one of the strongest if not the strongest, in the country. I: has a cash fund of over Oue Million Dollars, available at any moment, of which $1*43,1)00 is in United States 6 per cent. Currency Bonds, registered. It funds are never loaned, and by keeping them in available securities, the,Company is able at ail times to meet its obligations promptly Losses are adjusted promptly, and paid at once without discountfor inter est. There is no • Sixty Days,” or other time clause in the policy. In addition to the Cash Fund, the Stockholders, who are among the most responsible men of the West, are legally bound by subscriptions and the Charter, to pay n Four Million Dollars more, if needed, for payment of loss* s. Thus the actual Security to Policj Holders is over Five Millio) Dollars. It nas been the design of the Stockholders to make the Company the strongest in the United States] and we unhesitatingly assert that the security to policy holder has never been equalled by any other Fire Insurance Company. As an earnest of thei. determination to sustain the Company, and their good faith to the policy holders, the stockholders have resolved to lorego dividends until an ample surplus has been accumulated, and pledge t<*r the security of the policies the entire cash capital and surplus, the interest from investments and the premium income, together with lour millions of sub scribed capital which lias not been called in atul it i# but the truth to say that the security is at least ten times greater ihan is needed to make the policy holders perfectly secure. In this the stockhold ers occupy a position which should command respect, and they appeal confidently to the Western public to sustain their efforts The Eastern Companies are draining the We-t of'many millions an nually, a large portion oi which might be kept at noine, and from a long monopoly of the business they have become exacting and intolerant The Republic was established through the combined efforts of thousands of business mm through out the West, for the express purpose of protecting themselves and the people of the West against the undee exactions of Eastern companies, and has been the means of breaking down the great* Ea-t ern combination known at the National B< ard oi Fire Underwriters. Owing to this fact, and the new system of stockholding Branches, which has given to the Republic an influence and patronage never before equalled by any new company, it has incurred the bitter enmity of the Eastern companies and by them been pursued with the most extraordinary malignity ever manifested toward a business < n terpuise. The Company has been systematically misrepresented by the paid organa of the combi’ a tion. and the country has been flooded witli anonymous cirjuhir**, teeming with barefaced falsehoods respecting the Company It must be evidect to a.! that the Eastern companies regard the Repnblic is a powerful rival, or they would not bestow so much attention upon it, and further, that tin y must regard their own caush as a weak and selfish one, or they would not resort to such vile means to sus tain it. Things have come to a strange pass indeed, when so large a portion of the respectable business men of tile West are not permitted to establish a Western Insurance Company, on a perfectly legitimate end strong basis, without being assailed in so violent a munner. We desire, therefore, to hold up the authors and abetters of these attacks upon the Republic Insurance Company to the scorn of all right thinking men, and appear to the people oj tee West to give the Company their support and patrouu-'e not only on the ground ol its superior merit, but also lor the better protection of your private inter ests, the encouragement of right against wrong, and the promotion of the interests of the Wist in general. You can now obtain from the Republic Insurance Company a superior quality of fire insurance at i less i rice than you were compelled to pay to Eastern companies when theo had you in their power Therefore as a question of economy merely, you can no longer ott'ord to send your money East to purchase an inferior article, even at the same price. By doing so you impoverish your own section to that extent, and play into the bunds Oi those who have already oppressed you, and wii! a ,r ain if the opportunity oilers, so that on grounds of poMc.v. boih public aud j rivate, vou should give the prefer ence to Western insurance companies, whenever it can be done with safety. Persons having property to insure, and a’l ohejs who care to understand ihe truth in regard to the I relative merits of the Republic, w ill find of special interest tue following exhibit of figures made up from official sources, and show ng the percentage of assets to liabilities of several of the comuanies I eoing business in the Western Sta'es : REPUBLIC has of cash assets to each slon of risk :v« Total assets (including stock subscription i to each Slhci at risk is no 'Etna has total assets to each £l<»Oat risk, » ... Home of New York *• 44 •» ’ llartlord of Connecticut, 4 * 44 4 4 ........ .. , Continental of N. Y., 44 44 44 ~• This comparison is with companies recognized to be the strongest in the’countrv." The Republic, it is seen, has the Isrgest percentage of cash assets of any company in the list and of total ussetts, including stock subscription, lias a percentage of actual indemnity six times greater ! than that ol the largest ol the Eastern Companies. * B Stockholdeks op Oskaloosa Branch.—lsaiah Frankel, President: Howard ft \vres M T \vn liame, N. llenton, John White, W. 8. Dart, D. W. Loring, lion. W. 11. S. evers lion M* F r.itts h J. Terry, Faxon & Tullis, I. Kalbach & Son, E. Bach ‘ •*MWm MISCELLANEOUS. BOARDING. A few respectable boarders can be accommo dated at Mrs. Windsor's, sth dwelling house North of N. E. corner of public square, and 2d house North of Dr. Coolidge's. Those desirous of private boarding, please call. 351 m WATER MILL FOE SALE. A good G ist Mill, with ‘MI acres of land, three Houses, Darn and Orchard. Will sell on reasona ble terms, or will trade an undivided half for some land. For further information call on the premi ses or address BRIGNON & BETZ, 35-4 Mill Grove, Powi shiek county, lowa. LAND FOR SALE. FOR SALE, O R EXCHANGE. TUN ACHES O F L .A. XsTIDI Adjoining Oskaloosa. Will exchange for Sioux City, lowa, real estate or sell for cash, one third in hand, balance in one and two year's time, at ten per cent interest. Address, mrntm 11. B. KICK. Sioux City. lowa. LANDforSALE! The undersigned offers for sale AT A BARGAIN, the followingprojiertv: LOT I. 145 Acres in Prairie Tp., Keokuk county SMI acres under cultivation ; a house of 3 rooms out buildings, orchard or over oue hundred apple trees, and a splendid maple grove around The house and orchard. This land is situated *of a ! mile from the Friends' Meeting House at Shan" hie. LOT 2. 80 Acres in Pleasant Grove Tp., at > xsau Co. Small house on it, and about 15 jcrjs under culti- v »‘oa. This piece joins the above described and will he sold with itifdesired, LOT a. 227 Acres 10 miles North-East of Oskaloosa, 11*7 acres under fence and 30 acres of timber join tug, good brick house and other buildings. This is a very desirable farm in a good neighborhood, and healthy location. Will be sold cheap on good payments. LOT 4. * House »ud 8 lots o Indlanola. It contains tf rooms ,is well built and nearly new. There ts a barn and other conveniences on the premises. Any person wishing iarther Information con cerniug the above, will apply either by letter or otherwise to JOIIN JEFFERIES. Oskaloosa, lowa. n*i tf. W LNSU !’A NCE. A GREAT WESTERN! INTEREST. OSKALOOSA liRASCH LAND FOE SALE. 1 1 000 ACRES OF Wild Land for Sale IN Mad Oak ail Union Tjs, N E >4 of N E J 4 of se e 8, Tp 70 li 17. N W of see It, Tp 70 It 17 NW i 4 of N E of sec it Tp 70 K 17. 8 Vi ol N E > 4 of sec It, Tp 70 R 17. IS E of sec It, Tp 70 It 17. s K Vi of S W ' i of sec It, Tp 70 It 1“ S >, of N W >4 of sec 10, Tp 70 R 17. S w 14 of sec 10, Tp 70 It 17. S E >4 of sec 28, Tp 77 It 15 N E 14 of 8 E 1.4 of sec 31, Tp 77 It 15, FOK SALE ON EASY TER VIS. Land Agtnts, Oskaloosa. lowa. REAPED AND MowEK. WOOD’S CELEBKA 1 El) Reapers and Mowers FOIt SALE BY S. B. LAWRENCE, O F Mill HURON. EVERY MACHINE WARRANTED TO GIVE PERFECT SATISFACTION OR NO SALK. fycome along Farmers and get the best self raking machine in use, aA SEPARATE MOWERS AND ATTACHMENTS WARRANTED TO DO AS GOOD WORK AS ANY. Machines at WM. NASH’S Establishment In Oskaloosa and New Sharon. u 37 \\ . W. HASKELL, Manager