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.
„« vl>r wm T. sMfrn,
“Sahit::: w. »• BUCHANAN
tv .usurer W. A. LINDLX.
So’iciu.r J. KELLY JOHNSON.
Street Commissioner M. H. 01-lv
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 '
\ 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.
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.
Downing & mcmullin, & co„
CITY LIVERY AND BUS LINE.
»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.
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,)
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.
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.
. 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.
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
* )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
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
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
An apprentice girl wanted, for terms apply to
tv E corner !-qu.;r* • skaloosa lowa 37
> It CHAPMAN
4-- 'll and
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-
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
J. w. BEACH,
UODSE and SIGNPAINTEB!
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.
.. 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
U 1 NION SAVINGS BANK.
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.
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.
West Main Street, near Central depot.
2y21 Oskaloosa. lowa.
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
Warm Meals at all hours through the day.
By the Cau or by the Dish,
32 W. E. VERNON,
(TEAR M AM FACTORY.
I desire to say to lovers of GOOD CIGARS,
that I keep constantly on hand, of my own
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
I have aa immense stock of
FI FEN OF EVERY DENCRIFTIO
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.
Oskaloosa Plaaiii Mill.
Corner of High and Madison Sts.,
OSKALOUSA. - IOWA.
31. Snyder Si Co,
WINDOW AND DOORFRAMES
Planing, re eawing, scroll-sawing, etc., done or.
Ail orders will receive prompt attention. Job
wort done to order.
Corns helling done at all times.
KING & MERRILL,
Keep constantly on hand a good assortment of
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
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
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
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,
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
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
SNIDER & HOLMES
DEALER* IN EVERY DESCRIPTION OP
103 N. Second St M .. .St. Louis.
MANUFACTURERS OF THE
FRANKLIN AND FAIR GROVE
BOOK AND NEffS PAPER
WRAY & SON.
DEALERS IN ALI KINDS OF
LA TB ,
Keep constantly on hand a full assortment of
; DOORS, ,(• SASH,
DRESSED SIS I NO,
CEILING AND FLOORING.
( 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.
ISAAC KALBACH & SON
keep constantly on hand a full assortment of
Finishing Boards, Dressed Sid
ing, Flooring And Ceil
mg, Fencing, Common
' Boards, Sheet
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,
Xj X 3,
PICK ET S, DOOR S,
Thankful for past favors, I respectfully solicit, a
share of patronage.
Office and Yard corner of Perry
and Liberty Streets.
■jumper DELIVERED TO ANY PART OK CIT |
Oskaloosa, April 14, 1873. n 32
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
I'lijhlriaii’s Prescript inns carefully
Com pou i-decl.
pure: lf t ns,
Glass of Every Size.
nSO West Hiirh Street. Oskaloosa. lowa.
Da. G. N. ISEECIILER. J. C. CEEfHLEK.
Successors to Dr. 8. E. Rhinehart.
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
tion in quali
ty and price.
W«; keep a
I a rg e
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.
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
P and N
WOODEN Be WILLOW WARE
Choice* Teas, Coffees | Syrups,
PURE GROUND & WHOLE SPIUES,
CANNED FRUITS, EXTRACTS, BAK
Smoking and Chewing Tobac
cos of the best brands,
All of which I will sell at lowest living
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
nlo S. C. PURDY.
STAPLE AND FANCY
CROC E RIES
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
CItOICE TEAS. SUGARS, COFFEES
at prices which will defy competition. Our stock
CANNED FRUITS, OYSTERS, AC.,
are of the best brands, also Extracts and Baking
Powders, with a full line of unadulterated spices.
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.
n 9 North of Siebel’s Mill.
Mattison & Bro.
Wholesale and Ketail Dealers in
GLASS, LAMPS, LAMP-FIX
TUIIES, POCKET AND
Have on hands a large and well selected stock
of everything in their line, bought for the Spring
trade. Our terms are
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
High Street, West of Square.
22 MATTISON & BRO.
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
SAVING TO YOUR FREIGHT
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
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.
will do well to examine our stock before purchas
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
Grover & Baker 44
Wilcox & Gibbs 30
Finkle & Lyon 2o
Western Empire 2
Davis .. 2
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
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
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
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
“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.
Mrs. V K. HauvKY. Traveling Agent
The first and only Buttonhole, and Sewing Ma
chine combined that has made its advent in this
or any other country.
are given why this is the best Family Machine to
It will do everything that any machine can do.
The best mechanics pronounce it the best:
The tensions are more easily adjusted.
You can quickly raise or lower the feed.
You have a short deep bobbin.
The presser foot turns back.
It can do overhand seaming.
It will work an eylet hole.
It is two machines in one.
It can work a buttonhole.
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,
Needlss for all first-class sewing machines;
Have one of the largest stocks of
in the West, at wholesale or retail,
Repairing promptly done.
ABOUT SEWING MACHINES.
From the New York Daily Witness.
A. S. NICHOLS. 11. SNOWDEN. W. 9. EDGAB.
Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa, lowa.
A. S. NICHOLS&CO.
Offer to the public tbe largest and most complete
FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES,
SHRUBS, GRAPES, AND
ever belore offered. From an experience of near
15 years in the propagation and sale of
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
PERSIMMON TREE, AND
SPANISH KING PLUM.
|jOME AND SEE U 3 OR SEND YOUR ORPKltj^j
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
in the best Farming and Mineral lands In
3,000,000 Acres in IVi-brnskn,
in the Great Platte Valley, the Garden of
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
CHEAPER IN PRICE,
more favorable terms given, and more convenient
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LAWS OF IOWA.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
AN ACT to permanently locate and provide for
the erection and control of an additional peni
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
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
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
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
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.
Secretary of State.
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
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
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
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
Approved April 12, 1872.
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)
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
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
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
Approved April 10, 1872.
AN ACT requiring cities to pay damages in cer
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
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.
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
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.
Secretary of State.
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
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« ?£ 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
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.
Secretary of state.
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
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
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
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.
Secretary ot Slate.
AN ACT to provme tor an allowance to
tne Chief Justice ol tile Supikme Uuurt
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
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
•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
Secretary ot Stale.
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
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.
Secretary of State.
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
j Approved April 10, 1872.
AN ACT to regulate the intersection of
railroad tracks near the Mississippi Riv
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
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.
Secretary of State.
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.
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