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The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURBDAY BY LI3IGIITON «& NEEDHAM, H.C. L»l»hto«. W. H. N«edh*m. OtricE in 'Herald Block, over Post Office. TEHMS.~S2.OO a Year in Advance. CITY DIRECTORY. „« vl>r wm T. sMfrn, “Sahit::: w. »• BUCHANAN tv .usurer W. A. LINDLX. So’iciu.r J. KELLY JOHNSON. Recorder.. FRANK Street Commissioner M. H. 01-lv Trustees. . Ist Ward D. 11 LeSEUR. k, •jn Wild E M BEAT Y. W 11 'UkiS' Mr-i Ward It K Pf RDCK, D A. 4th Ward H.C HUNTOMAN.It T ' orOKKe ; \ 1 ahaßKau.i*;K ( Jig E x[No Saturday are invited to meet * J b H ell APM AN, N. G.. .1 r T>rK E. Sec. sl*_ : . iiiii'j >i\ i, LODGE No. 1» LO. *> F. ( lOMMI.I . F>l r , r meeting* every Wednes ,Vv.-ieuirt- Brother* vlaiting thecltv ere invited o meet «lth n* D. 1! BFTZF.R. V « S. BALDAUF. Sec y __i__ t v'TY !.oI>GK. No. is;, A F. and A. M. - ite<t coinmunicu'i "i Monday evening on ~ * full ta ton rraaoiut brethren Invi ted to mo t. H H. KEN DIG, W. M. MAM DUKE. Sec'y. / VBKAI K)SA SCAM PM ENT. No. 14,1. O. \ P (i p., meets lot and dd Mondav nights m each month. I). H. SETZEit, C P. K. G. PIKE, Scribe. 01)1) FELLOW’S PROTECTIVE ASSOCIA TION of Oskaloosa, meet* regularly every third Tuesday in each month. The Brother* are Invited to meet. E. BACH. Sec y J. A. YOUNG. Pre*‘t. riYR 1.l .V.INAI: U>DOI, A. F. AA. M Stated J communication Friday evening on or hetore each full moon. Transient brethren are cordially invited to attend A. 11. ELLIS, W. M. C B. GRFWKI.I.. Sec’y. HOTELS MVDISON HOUSE. M. J. PALMER. Oskaloosa,lowa. o LEMMONS HOUSE IN' NEW H ANDS 1 have purchased this hotel with a design of making it a comfortable and pleasant one. lam aware of its reputation, yet fee) confident that ray extended acquaintance will overcome it. The house will not be entirely refitted till spring opens, yet lam prepared to entertain all who may call, comfortably. Give me a trial. 11. J. LUICK. £ddyville._ LIVERY. Downing & mcmullin, & co„ CITY LIVERY AND BUS LINE. Oskaloosa. lowa. ~ “PHOTOGRAPHY. \ir ARRINGTON, »V PHOTOGRAPHER, has re rnuv d Ins Picture Gaily to hi* new rooms west ol the Square, lie has the hast light in the city. All style* of picture* taken and good work guar anted in all cases. Term* reasonable .<■ A. W. WARRINGTON. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. IYOBT. KISSICK. IV ATTORNEY-aT-LAW and Notary Public. NEW SHARON. MAHASKA COUNTY. IOWA. Special and prompt attention given to collections anil probate business. Will pay taxes, collect rents, «fcc. Conveyancing of every description neatly done. Business attended to in all the Courts of the State. n23tf. \\r S. KEN WORTH Y. YY . ATTORNEY AT LAW, New Sharon, lowa. n 22. W.W. KItSKKI.I. I. A. SCOTT. HASKELL Jc SCOTT. ATTORNEY’S AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa. Otlice upstair* in the Old Court House, north - corner of Pubiic >quare. n4O-tl Y l T. WILUaMS. Ai . ATTORNEY AT LAW, and Notary Pub lic, Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Street"* Block, room recently occupied by County Judge. 37 S KA J. ALDER, 1 ATTORNEY AT LAW. lowa City, lowa (Successor to Judge W E Miller,) nlfi-tf^ Davenport, bolton cc fisher, ATTORNEY'S AT LAW. Oskaloosa, lowa. Office, ou the west side of the Public square, in the room recently occupied by Z. T. Fisher. rffiyl i HIARLES J. DODD, 1 t ATTORNEY AT LAW, Peoria, lowa.. Spi ciai attention given to the collection of Claim* Business attended to promptly. WA W. CAFFtKTY. J. KELLYJOHNSON. AFFEKTY A JOHNSON. \l iuRNEYS aT lAW, Oskaioo*a, luwa uitice in Union Block. North side of the 'ub ic square, up stair*. *7 -v. n servers. n. *. cutts. | . EEVERS A CUTTS, O Al iORNLYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Union Block, in room recently occupied by Seevers A Williams. n2l JOHN F. LACEt. W. E. SHEPHERD. Lacey a shepherd, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, and GOVERN- | MENT CLAIM AGENTS. Prompt attention ! given to collections. Probate business will re- j celve careful attention. Business attended to in tee U. S. and State Courts. Office over the | National Stale Bank. Oskaloosa. lowa. 21 PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS. WL. MCALLISTER. . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, New Siiiirun, lowa. nSS. nc. HUNTSMAN, M. I>. D. A IIL hST, M. D. UNTSMAN Jl hurst, physicians & SUKIiKONS, Oskaloosa, lowa. Special attention given to the l ractice of Surgery. Otliee lour doors ewt of north-east comer of public square. N DR. P. A. HOFFMAN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Oskaloosa, lows. Office over N. Hedge’s Boot aDd Shoe store. Rjsidence on Mail street, three blocks east of the public square. n3l I H. \\ II.KY. M. 1).. Office and residence cor mr of Liberty and Lafayette sts., Oskaloosa, lowa. Special attention paid to the treatment of Catarrh. Eye and Ear. Cancer, Scrofula and all Chronic Diseases and Diseases of Females. Dr. \V. nas effected many cures of Chronic cases u : i, :i other physicians had pronounced hopeless Certificates of such can be shown to those inter ested. Country business promptly attended to. limb DRS. CAMERON A < 'OOI.IIX> E. PHYSI CIANS. SURGEONS, ACCOUCiIERS, &c. Jim ing formed a partnership for the practice of Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery, respectfully tender their services, special attention will be p*id to the treatment ol surgical cases, diseases ol the eye. ear, throat, lungs and catarrual affec tions. * )ffice hours from 10 to 12 a. m. and from 2 to 4 p m office over room formerly occupied as Post Office in rear of First National Bank. n40v21. WE. CHAMBERLIN. A. M, M. D., will at • tend professional calls to all. day and night • except to those who do not TRY to pay him. or are given to quibbling). Fees will correspond to those of •Regula- Physicians" and will be dne when the patient is dismissed. Capt. Evans is collector of my unsettled ac counts of the sis years previous to Dec. 1, 1871. Let his visit be final so that there will be no addi tional expense. Office at Drug Store and at residence one block north, Oskaloosa Sta - ion, lowa. 13tf I | L COFFIN. M. D., Homeopathic Physician, JIJ Oskaloosa, lowa. Office on Main’ street. south-east corner of public square, 4 aoors east ; residence 3 blocks due north <>!' Episcopal church, 4 doors east, on south side ofNonh street. Office hours from 7>4 to 9a. m.. from 12)4 to 2 and 7to Dp. m. Country business promptly attended to. References E C Maine, MD, Portage City, Wis ; Ex Gov T Lewis, Columbus. Wis : Hon Alex Mitchell,. M C. Milwaukee! Wis ; O T Palm <-r. M D. lowa City, Iowa: A C Barry, D D Racine Wis : <1 F Newell, M D, Waterford.' Wis ; Rev N Woodworth. Principal of Rochester Institute; T J Patchin. M D, Fon Du Luc, Wis: Hon Win E Smith. Ex State Treasurer. Fox Lake, Wis ; Hon Geo Hr .inner. Union Grove. Wis. 4-ly HAIRDRESSING^ I A DIES HAIR GOODS. S E Corner Square, Oskaloosa, lowa. MISS MINDA LaRSH again calls the attention ol ladles to h< retock of Hair Goods, Chignons, switches. Braids, Curls, Ac., made to order Irom the very best imported Human Hair, and it. the latest sty I<*. Imitation goods so closely resemt) lieg real hair as to answer its purpose for those who desire a less expensive article of ornamental hair goods Hair Jewelry of any design made Irom hair relics of departed triends, and finished in the mo»t artistic manner at the very lowest pri' e. Orders trotn a distance jor this kind ot wo k or hair goods ot any description will receive prompt attention. Can till any order with dne nonce. An apprentice girl wanted, for terms apply to tv E corner !-qu.;r* • skaloosa lowa 37 JEWELER. > It CHAPMAN O Watch-maker 4-- 'll and JEWELER. Sooth -«ide Public ’square Oskaloosit, lowa. 2t)if. pg>i i s i a. I M - L JACKSON, J J Surgeon Dentist. Office West Side of the ministered in the extrac- D E Head fo, ]® w ‘“K «>d remember that DR. L. D. ROUNDS will make, fill and extract teeth jusiTs cheau as any other first class dentist in the city, and war rant satisfaction. Offlte over Brown 1 * Miltinerv Store. Union Block, North side of Public Square Oskaloosa, lowa.—hign of teeth chewing at Toot of stairs. nay PAIKTERB. J. w. BEACH, UODSE and SIGNPAINTEB! GLAZING, PAINTING, GKAIN I N G , P A P KR HANGING, . T _ KALHOMINKING, ETC. A^, Ij '> OUK WAHIIANTUD ' IIO P Mk<l rt-ndtnce opposite High School BoUdtng AddnW p. o. fjox Sft, 27 »*AIM MI OV. S. PERRY, .. H“ flt . ted “p th « formerly occupied by G<K>rge Acomb, a few door* south of the south <?* “* to exe- H OUSE AND BIGN PAINTING U RAINING AND PAFSB OANoING la firstsass style, on ghort notie* and tbe’mn.t rent on* bit 'aims nil * The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald. Volume 22. Number 35. i SAVINGS BANK U 1 NION SAVINGS BANK. OSKALOOSA, IOWA j Money Loaned, Notes Discounted. Government j Bond*. Gold Silver and Sight Drafts on the Prin i cipal Cities of the United States and Europe j bought and sold Also passage tickets to and ; from all the principal ciiies in Europe Interest j allowed on deposits ol one dollar and upwards. I Revenue stamps for sale Office hours trom 9a. ! m. to 4pm j E. H GIBBS, Pres H. L. GIBBS. Vice Pres ISRAEL M GIBBS. Jr . Cash. MILLINERY. MIHS- TOELIIKON* 4 0. MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS, ! make Dresses, and everything else generally j made in a ! MILLINERS AND DRESS MAKERS SHOP, PUT UP SWITCHES, CCRI-8, &C., North east corner Public Square, OSK ALU OS A : : 10WA. foundry! ~ XC. HARRINGTON’S FOUNDRY —AND — STOVE SHOP. West Main Street, near Central depot. 2y21 Oskaloosa. lowa. BAKERIES. STEAM BAKERY, IN KNOWLTONS BLOCK, SOUTH BID JC OF THE SQUARE, Where we keep the best BREAD, PIES, CAKES, CRACKERS, Foreign and Domestic Fruits, Lemons, Oranges, Dates, Figs. Sardines, and ail kinds of Can ned Fruits. Warm Meals at all hours through the day. FRESH OYSTERS, By the Cau or by the Dish, 32 W. E. VERNON, (TEAR M AM FACTORY. Cigar Manufactory. I desire to say to lovers of GOOD CIGARS, that I keep constantly on hand, of my own MANUFACTURE, A supply of all the gradc-s in market, and at as fair prices as can be afforded in the city. I buy my tobacco in Eastern markets and am ready at all times to vouch for its quality. Dee ’ers supplied at WHOLESALE RATES. I have aa immense stock of FI FEN OF EVERY DENCRIFTIO CIGAR HOLDERS. TOBACCO POUCHES, BOXES, &c. Call and examine my stock, east side public square. 2d door south of Madison House, Oska loosa lowa 2i FRED. BECKMAN. PLANING MILL. Oskaloosa Plaaiii Mill. Corner of High and Madison Sts., OSKALOUSA. - IOWA. 31. Snyder Si Co, MAUFACTUBKKH OF SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, WINDOW AND DOORFRAMES MOULDINGS, &c., Planing, re eawing, scroll-sawing, etc., done or. short netice. Ail orders will receive prompt attention. Job wort done to order. Corns helling done at all times. n22tf PHOTOGRAPHY. KING & MERRILL, PHOiOGhAPHERSI Oskaloosa, lowa, Keep constantly on hand a good assortment of WALNUT • - AND ROSEWOOD OVAL FRAMES. Photographs and Gems taken in the best of style and guaranteed satisfactory. Also Old Piclure** of every description cop ied to suit. 27 Street's Block, west side square. ~ REAL ESTATE AGENCIEST” W. BURNSIDE & CO., ” CENTRAL IOWA REAL ESTATE AGENCY. AND DEALERS IN WESTERN LANDS. Office in County Recorder’s Office, Oskaloosa, • lowa We have the only Set of Abstracts far Mahaska Co., and are prepared to furnish Abstracts of Title to any Land or City Property in the Co. Special attention given to paying Taxes in this State. n9-tf JOHN ». LACST. WS. B. SHBFBXUD. LACEY & SHEPHERD’S J AN I) AGEN CY . We have on our hooks a large number FARMS, AND HOUSES IN TOWN. Also many thousand acres oi WILD LAND. it youbave Real Estate to sell. <v wi»n to buy give us a call. We pay taxes In any part of the Slate. Conveyancing .tone n2l G. W. LAFFEHTY J. KELLY JOHNSON, Attorney at Law Attorney at Law, and and Notary Public. Notary Public, Oskaloosa. lowa. Oskaloosa, lowa. LAFFERTY k JOHNSON, Heal Estate Agents Will ouy and sell Heal Estate on commission, examine title*, and do Conveyancing of every de scription. We already have a good assortment of City and country property on our books, but desire to increase oar list, and to this end request those having property for sale to give us a call. Office in Union Block, over M Wilson’s store. OSKALOOSA, . . IOWA. Geo. W. Lafferty of the above firm, and late o the firm of Needham A Latterty. is also an author lzed agent for the collection of Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, &c. From bis long experiance in this business he can confidently say to those desiring his services that their business will be promptly and carefully attended to. Semi-annual payments of Pensions also collect ed. nl* STATIO.N'KIiV. • SNIDER & HOLMES DEALER* IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OP PAPBB, PRINTING INK, CARD STOCK, —AND— envelopes, 103 N. Second St M .. .St. Louis. MANUFACTURERS OF THE FRANKLIN AND FAIR GROVE CELEBRATED BOOK AND NEffS PAPER ntf-tf LUMBERYARDS. Lumber Yard! WRAY & SON. DEALERS IN ALI KINDS OF LUMBER, , SHINGLES , LA TB , Keep constantly on hand a full assortment of ; DOORS, ,(• SASH, DRESSED SIS I NO, CEILING AND FLOORING. FENCING. SHEETING, BARN BOARDS, BALING. JOIST, SCANTLING, AND FRAME TIMBERS, ( FINISHING LUMBER. ETC., ETC-, ETC. if you wish anything in our line give us a call and examine our stock and prices. delivered to all parts of the city free of charge. Office on west High stree- •sue door east of City Mansion. n4Btt. ISAAC KALBACH & SON DEALERS IN PINE LUMBER keep constantly on hand a full assortment of Finishing Boards, Dressed Sid ing, Flooring And Ceil mg, Fencing, Common ' Boards, Sheet ing, Pailing, Joist and SCANTLING FRAME TIMBERS, Shingles, Lath, Doors, Sash. We have on hand the largest stock in the city, and invite all wishinganytbing in onr line to call OUR PRICES WILL BE FOUND REASONABLE Lumber delivered in city free of charge. f3fc' - Olhce a lev' blocks south-west oi Souare. /A-4 In addition to the above we call attention to onr Lumber Yard at New Sharon, where we keep constancy on hand all articles above mentioned, and at Oskaloosa prices. D. H. LeSUFR, Dealer in Xj X 3, XT :E3 IB X IEE! T IR, JOISTS, FENCING, SHINGLES, STOCK BOARDS, PICK ET S, DOOR S, L S A A T S H H ETC., ETC. Thankful for past favors, I respectfully solicit, a share of patronage. Office and Yard corner of Perry and Liberty Streets. I V ■jumper DELIVERED TO ANY PART OK CIT | Oskaloosa, April 14, 1873. n 32 DRUGS. C. B. GRUWELL’S DRUG AND PAINT STORE puke: drugs, ohkuk als, iieiii- Cl INKS, FINE 1 OILET SOAPS, KKI SIIFS. COHIBS, AC. Perfnmery in nut nriity. • ♦- Pure Wine* and Liquor* lor medicinal PiirpuMCM. I'lijhlriaii’s Prescript inns carefully Com pou i-decl. MIXED PAINTS COLORS, pure: lf t ns, 3im:i<n paints, VAR.MMIFs, PUTTY, LINSKGD OIL, Glass of Every Size. nSO West Hiirh Street. Oskaloosa. lowa. Da. G. N. ISEECIILER. J. C. CEEfHLEK. BEECHLER BROS., Successors to Dr. 8. E. Rhinehart. Dealers in PURE DRUGS! Oils ofall kinds, Chemi cals, ail kinds of Fancy and Common Toi et Soaps, Per fumery of Ameri can, English and French manufactures, HairOiis, Pom ades, Cosmetiques, Combs, Hair, Cloth, Tooth and Hand Brushee In great profusion. Lamp Chimneys, Family Dyes, Pocket Books ol every description, Pens, Inks, Stationery, a complete assortmentof Toilet Powders, Rouge Infant Powder. Pufl's and Puff Boxes, Tooth Powder and Paste Barbers’ Soap. Shaving Boxes and Burshes, Hand Mir rors of American and French plate glass, Cigars of the very choicest brands, a full line of Druggists's sundries of the very choicest grades. Our stock is complete. We buy for cash and defy competi tion in quali ty and price. W«; keep a I a rg e stock ofpa tent MEDICINES! Wo keep, in fact, everything uaually kept in a FIRST CLASS DRUG STORE. We purchase our goods of the best drug houses on the Continent, and are willing to war rant to be as represented every thing that leaves oar stor*. Call and see us at the Drug Store MADISON HOUSE, EAST SIDE OF SQUARE. BKECHLEK BROS. GROCERIES. BUSIN ESS AGAJJ^ S. C. PURDb SOUTH-EAST COR. SQUARE Having removed my Grocery to the Dix on brick on south side m the room former ly occupied by G. D. Cook & Co., I am belter than ever prepared to supply all tnv old customers, and as many new ones as I can get, with anything they desire in the Grocery line. I keep on hand a full stock of S F I A P and N L C GROCERIES, STONE, WOODEN Be WILLOW WARE Choice* Teas, Coffees | Syrups, PURE GROUND & WHOLE SPIUES, CANNED FRUITS, EXTRACTS, BAK ING POWDERS, Smoking and Chewing Tobac cos of the best brands, All of which I will sell at lowest living nrices for CASH FOR PRODUCE ONLY. Highest Market Price paid for all kinds ot Country Produce. Give me a call and see what I ;an do for you. nlo S. C. PURDY. GIVENS BROS, DEALERS IN STAPLE AND FANCY CROC E RIES FLOUR, FELD, A N I) r R 0 V IS IONS! Are now-pri-pnriid to offer to the ci’izens of Os kaloosa and vicinity, for o o A. A. s s ZE3I CItOICE TEAS. SUGARS, COFFEES AND SIRUPS, at prices which will defy competition. Our stock o f CANNED FRUITS, OYSTERS, AC., are of the best brands, also Extracts and Baking Powders, with a full line of unadulterated spices. TOBACCOS, We call particular attention to our large stock oi Chewi-.g and Smoking Tobaccos us being unequalled for variety and quality in the city. A large stock of FLOUR AND FEED is kept constantly on hand which will be delivered *3 V tfVC OI JUti free of ex pense anywhere in the city. We are now selling FORGASH “Vfl n v‘ eI, ”OBJECT for all of those whoC I* I for their groceries to give us a call. Highest market price paid Butter, Eggs, Lard and other produce. G I V E US A C A L L. GIVENS BROS., n 9 North of Siebel’s Mill. Mattison & Bro. Wholesale and Ketail Dealers in GROCERIES, QUEENSWARE, GLASS, LAMPS, LAMP-FIX TUIIES, POCKET AND TABLE CUTLERY NOTIONS, &c. Have on hands a large and well selected stock of everything in their line, bought for the Spring trade. Our terms are EXCLUSIVELY Cash or Produce, which enable! us to sel at the very lowest prices. Our facilities for handling Ess, Mr, Us, Eats, FEATHERS, BEESWAX, &e. Enable us to pay the Highest Market Price, m CASH or GOODS. Thunkful for past favors we solicit a continuation of a share of the patron age. High Street, West of Square. 22 MATTISON & BRO. MUSIC. MUSIC! MUSIC II Melodeons Pianos, Organs, &c. May be found again at my DRUG, BOOK & MUSIC STORE. I am Prepared toNupply (he Wants o This Community on Terms Equal to CHicap, Boston New York. SAVING TO YOUR FREIGHT TERMS EASY CALL AND EXAMINE MY STOCK. All Instruments WARRANTED. W. M. WELLS Uskaloooea. ’ ndfttf. OSKALOOSA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 9,1872. BOOTS, SHOES AND LEATHER. Phelps & Gould Boots, Shoes, FINDINGS! ever brought to Oskaloosa, which]t hey Will sell as low as any House Whe have purchased the entire stock of Leather and Findings of Moorman, Green & Co., and are prepared to offer special inducements in this line to tne trade. We keep the best of Mechanics, su perintend the work ourselves, and know all custom work is well done. COUNTRY SHOEMAKERS will do well to examine our stock before purchas ing. 34 PHELPS & GOULD. Sewing Machine Sales for 1871—The magni tude to which the sewing machiße business has grown is only surpassed by the rivalry of the va rious competitors. If the number of sales be any criterion oi merit, the Singer seems to bear the palm, as shown by sworn returns of the compa Hies, made under the licenses granted them by the owners of the sewing machine patents, and which are as follows ; The Singer Man'fg C 0... Wheeler * Wilson Mfg Co “ 188.526 “ Grover & Baker S. M. Co.. *• 50,838 “ Weed S. M Co “ 39,655 “ Howe Machine Co. (Jan. 1, to July 1} “ 34,010 “ Wilcox <fe Gibbs S M. Co.. *' 30.127 “ Wilson S. M Co “ 21,153 “ Arner. B. H. O.&S. M. Co “ 20 121 Unginal Howe S. M C 0... “ 20.051 “ Florence S. M Co .. “ 15,947 Gold Medal S. M. Co “ 13,562 “ Davis S. M. Co “ 11.568 Domestics. M Co *• 10.307 “ Finkle & Lyon M’fg C 0... “ 7.639 “ Aetna S. M. Co “ 4.720 “ lliees S M. Co “ 4,557 Elliptic S. M. Co “ 4,555 “ Empire S. M. Co “ 2,965 “ Parham S. M Co “ 2,050 “ The Chicago Relief Committee's returns show a like result: The Singer 2,427 Wheeler & Wilson 235 Howe 127 Grover & Baker 44 Wilcox & Gibbs 30 Florence. 18 Finkle & Lyon 2o Blees 17 .Etna 11 Wilson 5 Western Empire 2 Manhattan 2 Davis .. 2 Elliptic 1 Gold Medal 1 American Button Hole 2 The Chicago women have a decided preference as to the machine they sew with. Accerding to the Tribune of that city, the Relief Committee has supplied 2,944 machines, of which 2,427 were of the Singer patent. Each applicant designated the machine she desired. —The Golden Age , N. Y. T. B. Garreteon is agent for the Singer for this county. Office, N. Dodge’s shoe store, west side of square. 32 FLORENCE Family Sewing Machine. Unequaled In Simplicity and Dura bility of C'onNtructfon. EXCELLING ALL OTHERS IN ITS CAPACITY FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK WITHOUT CHANGE OF ADJUSTMENT, AND FOR BEAUTY AND ELASTICITY OF STITCH. The Reversible Feed of the Florence is invalu able for fastening seams, and especially conveni ent is Dress Making, enabling the operater to sew up the parts, fasten them securely without, loss of time, and much neater than by hand The Florence Hemmer is ftnrivalled for ready adjustment for hemming all kinds of Fabrics, and for hemming neatly over seams. The Florence Edge Stitcher is the most com plete, yet simple attachment ever put on a sewing machine. Owing to the exceeding lightness with which the Florence runs, ladies of delicate constitutions can do their family sewing on this machine with ease, when they would find it injurious to use othc er kinds. “How quiet it runs !” “Is that all the noise it makes V” are expressions of frequent occurrence when parries are witnessing the operations of this Machine for the first time. Machines for sale and on exhibition at C. T. Willara’s Store. Mrs. V K. HauvKY. Traveling Agent THE AMERICAN jjuTTONHOLE, OVERSEAMIn(j COMPLETE MACHINE. ». Bjg The first and only Buttonhole, and Sewing Ma chine combined that has made its advent in this or any other country. THE following reasons are given why this is the best Family Machine to TURCIIASEi 1 BECAUSE It will do everything that any machine can do. 2. BECAUSE The best mechanics pronounce it the best: 3. BECAUSE The tensions are more easily adjusted. 4. BECAUSE You can quickly raise or lower the feed. 5. BECAUSE You have a short deep bobbin. 6. BECAUSE The presser foot turns back. 7 . BECAUSE It can do overhand seaming. S. BECAUSE It will work an eylet hole. V. BECAUSE It is two machines in one. 10. because It can work a buttonhole. 11. BECAUSE It will embroider. The American, or Plain Sewing Machine with out the buttonhole parts,does all that isdone on* the combination except buttonhole and over seaming. Examine them before purchasing any other sewing machine. WM. HILLIARD, Agent, Oskaloosa, lowa. Needlss for all first-class sewing machines; o oil. Have one of the largest stocks of Leather, AND in the West, at wholesale or retail, Repairing promptly done. SEWING MACHINES. ABOUT SEWING MACHINES. From the New York Daily Witness. NURSERIES. A. S. NICHOLS. 11. SNOWDEN. W. 9. EDGAB. OSKALOOSA HURSERT. Located near Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa, lowa. A. S. NICHOLS&CO. Proprietors, Offer to the public tbe largest and most complete stock of FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES, SHRUBS, GRAPES, AND SMALL FRUITS ever belore offered. From an experience of near 15 years in the propagation and sale of FRUIT TREES: we feel satisfied that we can Tarnish customers and dealers with such varieties as are best suited for growing in the west, at lower rates ana upon more reasonable terms than over given before. We offer for Spring delivery 20.000 Apple Trees. Four Years Old. 100,000 Apple Trees, Three Years Old. 100,000 Apple Arees Two Years Old. 15,000 Kvereresnk trouioue lo five feet. Besides these we have some rare stock such as the TEA, BOURBON AND NOISETTE ROSES, PERSIMMON TREE, AND SPANISH KING PLUM. |jOME AND SEE U 3 OR SEND YOUR ORPKltj^j NEW ADVERTISEMEMTS. What Is tills Grand Specific for Dys pepsia? this bubbling, sparkling, cooling, puri fying, regulating draught they call Tarrant's Effervescent Seltzer Aperient ? Well, it is simply the chemical fac simile of the Seltzer Spring Water, which for 100 years has been ac counted the finest cathartic aDd alterative in al Europe. SOLI) BY ALL DRUGGISTS. Cheap Farms, Free Homes. on the line of the UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. A Land Grant of 12,000,000 acres in the best Farming and Mineral lands In America. 3,000,000 Acres in IVi-brnskn, in the Great Platte Valley, the Garden of the West, NOW FOR SALE. These lands are in the central portion of the United States, on the 41st degree of North Lati tude, thu central line of the great temperate Zone of the American Continent, and for grain growing and stock raising unsurpassed by any in tne Uni ted States. CHEAPER IN PRICE, more favorable terms given, and more convenient to market than can be found elsewhere. Free Homesteads for actual settlers. The best location for Colonies. Soldiers entitled to a Homestead of 160 Acres. Free passes to pur chasers ot land. Send for the new descriptive pamphlet, with new maps, published in English, German, Swed ish and Danish, mailed free everywhere. Address O. F. DAVIS, Land Commissioner, U. P. R. R. Co., Omaha, Neb. Extraordinary Improvements CABINET ORGANS! The MASON & HAMLIN ORGAN CO., respect fully anouncc the introduction of improvements of much more than ordinary interest. 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PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. CHAPTER 101. AN ACT to permanently locate and provide for the erection and control of an additional peni tentiary. r Section 1. Be .it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of lowa, That there *hall be and there is hereby permanently established at or near the stone quarries near An amosa, lowa, an additional penitentiary in which convicts sentenced for life or any term of time shall be confined, employed and governed as here inafter provided. Sec. 2. Tnat three persons shall be chosen by the General Assembly who shall constitute a Board of Commissioners to pnrehase a quarry and without expense to the State, procure not less than seventy acres of ground, and to superintend the erection of suitable buildings thereon for said Penitentiary, and in case of a vacancy in said Commission, the same shall be tilled by appoint ment by the Governor. Sec. 3. That said Board thall select and pur chase the best and most eligible quarry of not not less than ten acres, on or near the line of the Dubuque Southwestern Railroad and the Wapsio pinicon river, and may pay therefor the just and fair value thereof in cash, not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars, and take a conveyance thereof in fee simple to the State of lowa, and such quar ry so purchased must be the cheapest and best that can be procured by them after due examina tion, inquiry, and public notice of offer* for sale in the Anamosa Eureka or Anamosa Journal, and shall contain no lees than one million cubic yards of stratified limestone suitable for building pur poses. Sec, 4. And the Board shall also receive and take in the name of the State of lowa, and cause to be recorded in the proper office before the pur chase of said quarry, a deed conveying the title in fee simple for seventy acres of land suitable for agricultural, horticultural, and grazing purposes, convenient to said quarry. And they shall not purchase said quarry, nor in any manner biud the State therefor, until said seventy acres as provi ded in section two of this act be flret secured with out expense to the State. Sec. 5. The Board shall also, at tbe earliest day practicable, procure plans, drawings and specifications for tUe buildings necessary and pioper ior said institution, which building shall be of stone procured from the quarry so pureba*- the plan chosen by the Board shall be such a* w 11 admit ofiuture enlargements, by wing or otherwise, so a* to preserve the *>metry, and be, when ultimately completed, of capacity sufficient to confine and employ 500 convicts; Provided, That the erection or only such portion of such builcing shall be commenced by said Bo<rd. un der the provisions of this act, as may be comple ted and made ready for occupancy by the appro priation herein made. Sec 0. Before entering upon his duties each Commissioner shall make and sign an oath, and execute a bond in the penal sum of ten tnousaud dollars, for the nse of the State of lowa, to be ap proved by the Census Board, and filed in thooftice ot the Secretary ot State, conditioned upon the fai’hful performance o’ his duties, and the honest ludicious, and faithful ex< cation of the provisions of this act, and the laitbful disbursement of and accounting for all monies which may come into his hands U’>der the provisions this act Sec. 7- Said Board shall have full power to ap point and discharge, at their discretion, 'a supt r mtendent whose duty it shall be to employ men, purchase material and superintend the work on said building, and he shall receive for his compen sation only such sums as the Board may fix. Sec. 8. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of tlfty thousand dollars or so much thereot asjmuv be necessary ior the pur pose contemplated in this act. Sec. 9. Tine warden of the Penitentiary at Ft. Madison, when suitable accommodations have been provided by the Board, at or near the quar ries so purchased, shall at the request of the Board, transfer thereto, as many able bodied convicts as can be taken from -said penitentiary, and said Board shall elect a warden for this penitentiary whose duty it shall be to safely guard and subsist them, and cause them to perform la bor, and work in the preparation for, and erec tion of such building, as directed by the super intendent, as to the mode and manner of work. The expenses necessary to carry out the provis ions of this section shall be paid by the Board out of the money hereby appropriated, and said convicts bo transferred, or any other convicts 60 employed, shall be deemed to be lawfully held, as though directly sentenced to labor at said quarries. Sec. 10. The accounts of expenditures neces sary to carry out the provisions of this act shall be approved by the Board of Commissioners and certified to by the superintendent, and then paid by Auditor's warrants in the usual manner drawn in favor of the party to whom the payment is due. Sec- 11. The members of the Board shall each receive five dollars a day while actually em ployed In the discharge oi their duties, and their actual traveling expenses ; and the compensa tion of said warden for said additional penitenti ary shall be such as the Board may fix. Sec. 1-2. The warden of said penitentiary shall keep a faithful and accurate account with each convict, showing tne number of days labor per formed by each and the value thereof in cash, not exceeding two dollars per day lor each day of ten hours, and for each and every one hundred dollars worth of labor, in excess of three hund red dollars, performed in one year by any one convict not sentenced for life, there shall be a commutation of the sentence of such convict, up on the recommendation of the warden, to the amount of fifty days' time, and the one-third part of such excess shall be paid to him out of the State Treasury, at the time of his discharge, up on the certificate of the amount due by the war den. And the duties of the warden of said peni tentiary and his powers shall be the same as pre scribed by law for the penitentiary at Fort Madi son, so far as practicable, under the directions of eaid Board, who shall have the power to remove him at pleasure, and apDoint another. Sec. 13. Whenever it can be done without de laying or hindering the completion of said build ing the superintendent may and shall furnish from said quarry, stone dressed or in the rough,of di mensions specified, and deliver them upon the cars upon the order of the Board, or authorities having control of anyjbuilding being erected by the State, and when the part ol'sucti building pro vided for by this albt is completed, the warden having charge of the convicts therein, shall fill all; such orders as above specified. Sec. 14. Able bodied male persons hereafter convicted of crime and sentenced to imprison ment in the penitentiary may be taken to said quarries and additional penitentiary, and there confined and worked under the care of said war den as suitable accommodations have been provided therefor. Sec, 15, This act being deemed of immediate importance shall take ettect ana be in force from and after its publication in the lowa State Regis ter and lowa State Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, lowa. Approved April 12,1872. I hereby certify that the foregoing act was pub lished in the Daily State Leader and in the Daily lowa State Register, April ;3,1872. ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State. CHAPTER 111 AN ACT to authorize and regulate the improve ment the streets and alleys, anp repealing cer tain laws relating thereto. Section 1 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of lowa, That the city council or trustees of any incorporated city or town, whether organized under special charter or under the provisions of Ci apter rttty one of the Revision of 2800, and the acts amenda tory thereto, are hereby empowered and a>. tnor iezd to paovide by ordinance, for the grading and repairs of any street, avenue or alley, and con struction ol sewers of such incorporated city or or town, and shall defray the expense of the same out of the general funds of such city or town, but no street snail be grade except the same be or dered to be done by the affirmative vote of two thirds of such city council or trustees. Sec, 2. That the city council or trustees of any such incorporated city or town, are hereby em powered anp authorized to provide by ordinance for the construction of sidewalks, for the curb ing, paving, graveling or macadamizing of any street, avenue or alley, or any part of either of the same, and for the construction of gutters. And that such city council or trustees shall have lull power and authority to provide by or dinance for the levy of a special tax upon the lots or parcels of ground or any part of either of the same, fronting upon or lying upon the street avenue or alley, which is to be improved, or is improved, under the power conferred by this sec tion, for the purpose of defraying the cost there of. Provided, That ho permanent sidewalk shall be laid, no paving, curbing, graveling, or macad amizing of any street, avenue or alley, or construc tion of gutters shall be ordered to be made, until such city council shall have presented to them a written petition signed by a number of the own ers of property abutting or lying along tbe con templated improvements, and subject to assess ment for the cost thereof, except when the same shall have been ordered to be done by not less than three-fouths of the whole number of mem bers comprising such city council or trustees of any such incorporated city or town. Sec. 3. It shall be the dutyof such city council or trustees to order the improvements to be made in conformity with sections one and two of this act, by letting contracts for doing the work to the lowest responsible bidder, and bonds for the faithful performance of such work shall be re quired. Provided, That all bide for such work may be rejected by such council or board of trustees if by them thought to be exorbitant and new bids or dered. Sec. 4. Nothing in this act shall be so con strued as to prevent such city council or trustees from ordering the laying of temporary plank side walks, and for assessing the cost of suen repairs against the property, in front of which such side walk is constructed. Sec. 5. Nothing iu this act shall bo construed to prevent such city council or trnstees from or quiring, when needed, the repair of permanent side walks, and requiring the same tube kept iu repair Such temporary sidewalk to be laid upon the natural surface as near as practicable, with out regard to grade until the streets whertdn they are laid shall have been permanently im proved, and the cost of the same shall not exceed the sum of forty ceuts per lineal foot: and the cost of the said temporary sidewalk shall be as sessed against the property in front oi which the same shall be laid. Sec. fi. All taxes levied or assessed in confor mity with tne provisions of this act, shall be a lien upon the real estate, shall bear ti.e same rate of interest. The real estate may be sold in tbe same manner at any regular or adjourned sale with the same forfeitures, penalties and right of redemption, aud deeds shall be made in the same ntaunes, and with like effect as it is now, or may hereafter be provided In case of general tax es under the laws of this State. Sec. 7. Chapter sixty five of the Thirteenth General Assembly, and all other provisions of law, whether general or special, whereby city or town is authorized to levy special taxes for the improvements of streets is hereby repealed. Provided, That this repeal shall not be held to prevent the completion of uny public lntprove m< nt now ordered or in progress, shall not tnval idate any contract, liun or tax now made or levied or to be levied in pursuance of Bitch contract, nor prevent the collection thereof. Sec. 8. This act belug deemed of immediate importance shall take effect aud be in force from aud after its publication in the lowa State Reg ister and Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, lowa. Approved April 12, 1872. CHAPTER 80. AN ACT making counties responsible for the col lection and payment of school fund interest, and to amend an act for the better protection of tbe school fund, approved April 8, 1772. Section 2. Be it enacted by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of lowa, That it shall be the duty of the Auditor oj State to des ignate aud employ some competent person or persons to visit the several couut.es of the State whose school fund accounts remain unadjusted, and effect a complete settlement of said accounts under the directions aud instructions of the Audi tor ol State, aud shall ascertain und determine the true amount of the permanent school fund in said counties, and shall make two finul settle ment sheets showiug the same, one of which shall be filed in the office of the county Audi tor aud one in the office oi the Auditor of State. Said settlements tu be approved by the county Auditor on the part ot the county, and by the Auditor of State in behalf of the State. Sec. 2. For the purpose of defraying the ex penses that may be necessarily Incurred in affect ing tbe settlements provided for in the foregoiug section of this act, there Is hereby appropriated out of the Bute Treasury the sum of two thous and dollars, or so ranch thereof as may ho aeces I Established July 1850. eary, to be expended udder the direction oi the Auditor or State, who shall take vouchers for each item of expenditure, and make a report of the same to the General Assemblv in his biennia) report. i ia <J n and after the first day of January, A. L>., 1814, the boards of supervisors of the sev eral counties shall have sole control and manage ment ol all loans on mortgages then hold, or thereafter made, and shall, when necessary, have them loreclosed, at the expense of the county ; and any losses sustained or gains realized upon foreclosures and re-sales of mortgaged proper ty, shall be made good by, or inure to the ben efit of the county, as the case may be. Provided however, That upon a foreclosure of contracts, when the land is bid in oy the county, the audi tor of State as soon as notified by the county au ditor that the foreclosure has been effected, and the lauds bid in, shall give the county credit lor the original amount ot the notes remaining un paid ; and on being notified by the county audi tor that a re-sale has been effected be shall charge the county with the full amount of the rc-mlu ; but when the land is purchased by a third party on the foreclosure, for a less amount than due > n the contract notes, the loss shall be sustained by the county. Conury Auditors shall report annu allyouihe first day of January the amount of •** * ll “ sre-salc sof the sixteenth section, 500,000 acre grant, amt escheated estates made the year previous ; ami the Auditor ot State shall charge up the same to said counties, and also charge interest on the same from the date of said sales or re-sales at the rate of eight per cent per annum. Sec. 4. On and after the first day of January, A. D.. 1874, the Auditor ol State shall charge up to each county having permanent school fund under its control, interest on the whole amount in said county at the rate of eight per cent per annum semi-annually, ou the first day of January and July of each year, which amour t so cnarged shall become due and payable on the first days oi January and July of each year following, and be embraced in the semi annual apportionment ot interest collected for the year 1875, and each year thereafter, and shall be deemed the wfioie amount ol interest due lrom each county ou account oi interest accrued subsequent to the first clay oi January, 1874 Any surplus ot iuter<-st co b-cted over the eight per cent charged to the counties, sfiall be paid into the county treasury lor tfi. benefit ol the couuty. If any county should fail to collect the full amount ot interest due tne State, the deficiency shall be advanced from the county treasury, and ii any county btCom< sde liuqucnt in tne full amount of interest Cue the State, the Auditor of State shall charge to and coliecttrom such county, a penalty . t one pet month, on tne amount delinquent until paid. Sec. 5 Section 20l chapier 113, acts of the Tenth General Assembly Is hereby repealed; and here after, whenever there are funds belong ing to the permanent school fund in any county amounting to one thousand dollars that cannot be loaned according to law, the county auditor may certify the fact to the Auditor of State, .vho shall order a transfer oi the lunds to gome other county, or counties, wherein his opinion it can be loaned readily. Upon such tianster being made, the Auditor ol State shall give the couuty making the transfer credit for the amount trans lerred ; und shall afterwards charge interest up on the actual amonut in ihe possession ol eacn county. Sec. 0. The county auditors shall continue to report to the Auditor of State semi-annually, as now required by law, the amount of interest col lected and which accrued previous to the first day of January, A. D., 1874, until the amount of in terest due up to that date have been collected. The amount colleced from time to time shall be added to the semi-annual apportionment of inter est heretofore provided for. The counts auditor shall also embrace said reports in the year 1875 and thereafter, the amount of interest collected, and which accrued subsequent to January, 1874, in a separate item. Sec. 7. Nothing in this act shall be so con strued as in any way to change the rules now prescribed by law for regulating the loaning of the school fund or the rate of Interest charged thereon. Approved April 10, 1872. CHAPTER 93 AN ACT requiring cities to pay damages in cer tain cases. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of lowa, That whenever any city or town in this State, avthor ized by law to establish and regulate the grades of the ssreets and alleys of such city or town, shall have established the grade of any street or alley, and any person shall have built or made any improvements on such street or alley accord ing to the established grade thereof, and the city authorities shall alter saia established grade in such a manner as to injure or diminish the value of eaid property, said city shall j ay to the ow ner or ownerg ofsaid property so injured the amount of such damage or injury. Sec. 2. Said damage or injury shall be assess ed by three persons—one ot whom shall be ap pointed by the Mayor of such city or town and one by the owner of the property*, and ona by the two so appointed, or, in case of their disagree ment. by mayor and owner, or in case of tbeir disagreement, by the city council or town trus tees. Provided, That if the owner of such prop erty shall fail to appoint one appraiser, in ten days from the time of receiving notice so to do, then the city council or town trustees, shall ap point all such appraisers, and no such alteration ol grade shall be so made until such damage so assessed shall have been paid or tendered to the owner or owners of the property so injured or damaged. Sec. 3. The appraisers shall be sworn faith fully to execute their duties according to the best of their abilities. Before entering upon their duties by giving notice by publication for three weeks in one or more newspapers printed in such city, to the persons interested, of the time and place of their meeting lor the purpose of viewing the premises and making their assessment, at least ten days before the time of such meeting.— They shall view the premises, and in their discre tion, ieceive auy legal evidence, and may agjourn from day to day today. When the appraisement shall be completed, the appraisers shall sign and return the same to the city council, or town trustoee. within thirty days of their appointment The city council or town trustees shall have pow er, in their discretion. |to confirm or annul the appraisement, and if annulled, all the proceed ings shall be void, but it confirmed, an order of confirmation shall be entered. See. 4. Any person interested may appeal from the order ot confirmation, to the district court of the district in which such city or town Is situated, by notice in writing to the Ma> or,, at any time belore ihe expiration of twenty days al ter the entering of the order of confirmation.— Upon trial of the appeal, all questions involved in the pr ■ceedingr, including ’.he amount of damages, shall be open to investigation, and the burden of proof shall in all cases be upon tne city or town to show that the proceedings are in con formity with this act. Sec, 5. The cost of any proceeding under this act incurred prior to tbe order of such city coun cil or trustees confliming or annulling the ap praisement, shall, in all cases, be paid by such city oi tjwu. Approvtd, April 11, 1872. CHAPTER 94. AN ACT to provide .orßurve’ing lots or lands in certain cases. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen era! Assembly of the State of lowa, That m all cases where any person or persons, compa ny or corporation has, or m-iy hereaiter divide any town lot or parcel of ground within any in corporated town or city, o any tract of land con taining iortv acres or less in such a manner that the subdivisions cannot he accurately described without noting the metes and bounds, with a view to sell said land in lots or parcels, it shad be the duty of such person or persons, company or corporation, to cause such lots or lands to be surveyed, and a plat thereof made by the survey or of the county where such lots or lands are situaL d, which plat shall particularly describe and set forth the lots or parcels of land surveyed as aforesaid ; the lots or subdivisions thus made shall be numbered in progressive numbers, and the plat shall show the numb.r and Ideation of each lot or subdivision, and the description of the lot or tract of land of which such land is a part, and also the quantity oflandineach lot.— Said plats shall he certified to by the surveyor, and recorded in like manner as the plats of towns are certified to and recorded. Lands or lots de scribed in any deed or conveyance, or for the the purpose of taxution, in accordance with the number and description set lorth in the plat aloresaid, shall be deemed a good and valid de scription of the lotor parcel of land so described and no deed or conveyance of any such lot or parcel of land shall be filed for record and record ed until the surveying, platting and recording of each land shall have first beon made in accord ance with the provisions of this act. Sec. 2. When any town lot, parcel of ground, or any tract of land containing forty acres or less heretofore has been, or may hereafter be subdivi ded as contemplated in the cases described in the preceaing section, it shall be the duty of the owner or owneas thereof, when required so to do by the assessor, to cause the same to be surveyed, and tbe plat thereof recorded in like manner as is required in the foregoing section ; and if such* ownea or owners shall retage or neglect to cause such survey to be made within a reasonable time after being notifled| by the assessor, it shall be the duty of the assessor to cause such survey to made and recorded, and the expense theieof to be returned by the assessor to the county auditor who shall add the same to the tax assessed upon the real property of each of the respective owners pro rata, according to the value, and it shall be collected with and in like manner as the assessed tax and shall go into the general county fund to reimburse the county for the money paid out for surveying platting and recording. Sec. 3. When such survey and plat have been made, and such plat duly recorded as hereinbe- | fore provided, the county survey or shall return to the county auditor a statement of all ttai ex penses of such surveying, platting and recording, verified by his oath, as to the amount and cor rectness of the same, when approved and allowed by the board of supervisors shall be paid by the county to the persons who rendered the services of surveying, platting and recording, or wbopro cured and paid for the same. And "it is hereby expressly provided that in case the owner or own ers neglect, tail or refuse for Ku days after not ice by tbe assessor to procure such surveying, plat ting, and recordiugdo be performed, it snail be the duty of assessors to procure the same to be done as aforesaid, aud in alt such cases no asses sor’s return shall be received or deemed complete nor shall he teceive any compensation for his services until the rcqniremcuts of this act shall be carrien into effect. And when any owner or owners oflots or lands as aforesaid shall be un known to iLe assessor, or if known, non-residents of the county, then the ten days notice aforesaid shall not be required, aud the assessor may pro ceed immepiateiy to procure the same to be sur veyed, platted aud recorded iu the manner des cribed by tbe terms of this act, Sec. 2. This act being deemed ot immediate importance, shall take effect from and ulte: its publication iu the Daily lowa State Register, and lowa State Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, lowa. Approved. April 11, 1572 I hereby certify that the foregoing act was pub lished iu the lowa State Register aud the Daily State Leader, Apiil 12, 1872. ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State. CHAPTER 87. AN ACT to amend the act to provide a State Capitol, approved April 18, 187 U, aud making au appropriaiiou thereto. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of lowa, that the first section ot'the act to provide a Stale Capitol, approved April 18, 187 U, is hereby so amended as to read as toilows : That there is hereby established a Board of Commissioners, consisting ot the Gov ernor, who chall becx officio President ot the Board, John G. Foote, oi Des Moines county, Maturin L. Fisher oi Clayton Co., R. 8. Finkbine aud Peter A. Dey ot John son county. Said Board shall be charged with the execution of the provisions of law in respect to the erection of tbe Capitol; and each member, with tbe exception of the Governor, shall give bonds to the State in the sum of fifty thousand dollars forthe honest and faithful performance of his du ties as such Commissioner, which bonds shall be deposited with and kept by the Secretary of State, and each Commissioner shall also keep and sign the oath prescrib ed by section two thousand one hundred and eighty of the Revision of 1960, which | The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald. is BY FAR Tilg Best Advertising Medium in Cskalcose having A WEAKLY Circulation of 2,000 Copies Most of which are to persons in Mahaska County OCB FACILITIES FOB UOOIC ANT) .JOIf WOlUt Areas good as the demands of the place win \varrent, and work done on as reasonable rati s as at any other office. !of Citato Wltn and by the Auditor « ?£ said board shall constitute ft»wl ft Su°h A 0 tr^ aacUon of business ; an l it shall be their duty to cause the pres ent foundation and material on hand to be carefully and skillfully inspected and ex amined with regard to the quality of the material, and the character of the work • aßd shall cause to be changed, rejected’ and removed any part thereof that in their judgment docs not conform to a proper standard of material and workmanship. And the estimated value of sueli rejected portions, shall not be considered in deter mining the amount authorized to be ex pended in the const ruction of said I mining. Said Commissioncis shall m ke ro <oo tract or contracts by which, in th-> a<?gre gate, Uie State shall b otud bev«-ad the sum of one million, three hundred and eighty thousand (1,380.000) and sd.al; di rect all their action with a view to me completion the building f, )r the sum of one million live hundred thousand dollars. Sec. 2. There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in he treasury, not oth erwise appropriated, the sum of one hun dred thousand (if 100,000) for the year 1872, and one hundred and twenty five thousand ($125,000) to be paid annually th* rea ter for tiie prosecution of the work on the Capitol in the manner provi led bv 1 • w. 8 «f- s - This act being by the General Ass ?m bly deemed of immediate lmpoi tauce, shall take efieciaijtl be in force from and afer im publica tion in the Daily State Kecieier and Daily state Le der, newspapers publiehed at Des Mom s lowa. Approved April 10. 1872 Ine• b> eeimy that the foregoing act Was pu lished in the Daily Slate L-ader April 10th, and in the Daily lowa State Register April 11th, 1872. ED WIUGIIT, Secretary of state. CHAPTER 88. aA AU Ito legaiiZu evaporation. for pe cuniar) profit organized under the pro visions oi Chapter liny two of the Re vision ol 1800, as amended by Chapter One llunured and Seventy-two of the Acih <<t tue 18ih tleoeral As.-euibiv. Section 1. He it exacted by the Gen eral Aend/My of the state of Lnoa , That lue acts, proceedings, doings and contracts ol all incorporations for pecuniary protit, organized unuea the provisions ol Chapter litty-two of the Revision as amended by Chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the Acts of the Thirteenth General Assem bly, which have failed to publish the no lice required by section eleven hundred and till}-five of said chapter fifty-two, within three months trom tiling the arti cles of incorporation in the Recorder’s ol fice us required by section eleven hundred and fitly six ot the said Revision be, and the same are hereby made as legal and binding us if such notice had beeu given ; Provided, eaid notice has or shall be pub lished within twelve mouths from the fil ing of the articles of incorporation in the Recorder’s office. Sec. 2, That all such corporations or ganized since the taking effect of said chap ter one hundred and seventy-two, which have tailed to have its articles of incor poration filed in the office of the Secretary of State within three months from the time such articles were filed in the office of the Recorder of Deeds is hereby legalized ; Provided, said articles are or shall be tiled in the office of the Secretary of State with in twelve months from such filing in the Recorder’s office. Sec. 3. That nothing in this act shall be construed sons to relieve such corporation from the fulfillment of all contracts made prior to the taking effect ot this act, or to relieve individual members thereof from liability to the amount of the unpaid in stallments on stock owned by them or transferred by them for the purpose of de frauding creditors. Sec 4. This act being deemed of imme diate importance, shall take effect from and after its publication in the Daily State Register and lowa State Leader, newspa pers published in Des Moine3, lowa, with out expense to the State. Approved April 10,1872. 1 hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily State Loader April 13, and in the Daily lowa State Reg ister, April 14,1872. ED WRIGHT, Secretary ot Slate. CHAPTER 83. AN ACT to provme tor an allowance to tne Chief Justice ol tile Supikme Uuurt lor cierk-hire. Section l. He it enacted by the Gen eral AseemUy of the state of Juwa , Tnat Horn Janua-y Ist, 2812, to Jauuu.y Ist, 18*4, melt be allowed to the Chiei Justice oi me Supreme Court the sum ol one thou sand uoliais per auuuuilur clerk nne and incidental expenses. lue allowance aforesaid sllali be paya ble in mouintj uibialiinenis. Sec. 4 1 uie act, being deemed by the Gen eral Atttiuuij to be ol immediate importance, suau uin.e clicet ami be in lorce irom auu alter its publication In tne elate Register, and Lully stale Leader, newspapers public tied at Lea Jioine.-, iowa. •A-ppiuVeii April Bill, 1872. i ueicuy fenny Dial tile loregoing act Was puuiisueU iu tile Daily lowa estate ginter April 12, aud in tae JState Leader ED WRIGHT, Secretary ot Stale. CHAPTER 91. AN ACT uuthoiiziug uie appointment of iJtpmy County officers Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of * lowa, That tne county Auditor ot any county in die Stale may, it ne deems it necessary, ap point a Deputy Auditor lor Whose acts lie shall be responsible, and whose appoint ment must be approved and compensation fixed by the Board of Supervisors of the county. bee 2. Said Deputy shall have power to perform any of the official duties of his principal, the same as Deputies of other civil offices now fixed bylaw. bee. 3. This act being deemed of imme diate importance, shall be in force from and after its publication in the Daily State * Register aud Daily State Leader. Approved April 10,1872. I hereby certify that the foregoing act was pub lished in the Daily lowa State Register, April 12, and in the Daily State Leader April 12, 1572. ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State. CHAPTER 92. AN ACT to amend Chapter eighty-six, of the acts of the Tenth General Assembly of lowa, approved March 28, 1864, anti legalizing contracts made within the lim its of this act. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of lowa, That section two of Chapter eighty-six of the ; acts of the Tenth General Assembly of lowa, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read “not to exceed twenty per cent, ot the gross earnings” in place of “fifteen,” and all bona fide contracts, hereto fore made within the limit herein provid ed, are hereby ratified and confirmed and such contracts shall be held to be as legal and binding upon the parties thereto, as if they had been made within the limit pro vided by the act to which this act isamen ; datory. j Approved April 10, 1872. CHAPTER 77. AN ACT to regulate the intersection of railroad tracks near the Mississippi Riv er. Be it enacted by the General As sembly of the State qf lowa, That whenever it shall be necessary lor any railroad company in the construction of its road to cross the track or tracks of any oth er railroad company upon or near the shore of the Mississippi River, each of said railroad companies shall be required to so construct and maintain its respective road-bed at the point of said crossings, that the track or tracks of each shall be above the level of high water of said river. Sec. 2. Provided, that wheu such cross ings occur within the limits of cities of six thousand inhabitants or upwards, nothing herein contained shall deprive the city council of such city of the right U> fix aud establish the elevation of grades at such crossings. Sec. 2. This act being deemed or immediate importance, shall take effect and be in force from aud alter iis publication i n the lowa State Regis ter and Scat e LeaCer. newspapers published at Des Moines, lowa. Approved April 6 1872. 1 hereby certify that me foregoing act was published iu the Daily Slate Leader April D, and in the Daily lowa State Reg ister April 10, 1872. ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State. CHAPTER 45. AN AOT to amend s cdoti eight bundled and thirty five of the R/vi-ion of 1860, so as to authorize Road Commissioners t > swear their assistants. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assemtdy of the State of low«, That section eight hundred and thirty five of the Revision ot 1860, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: The commissioner must be sworn by some officer authorized to administer oaths to faithfully and impartially discharge his duty as such Commissioner, and alter being thus qualified, he shall ny virtue of said of fice, have power to swear the assistants employed in laying out the road described in his coimnis-don, to a faithful and impar tial performance of their respective duties, tial performance of their respective duties, except that where county surveyor is em ployed, he need not be sworn. Approved April 6, 18T2.