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the oskaloosa herald.
Thursday, August 8.1872. Read adv ci stone for sale. Bead Clark Purdy’s locals. Be&d locals of receipt oi new goods at Mrs. Orvis’. Read Henry Smith’s notice of bouse and lot for sale. Sins. W. N. Buchanan returned a few days since from an extended yisit east. We received a call last week from E. A. Vancise, editor of the Mt. Pleasant Press. Serenade. —We were treated to a sere nade one evening last week. Come again, the music was good. The RepuKxan of Monday afternoon says Kasson carries Polk county in the Congressional contest. B. W. Lacby fell from a scaffold at D. W. Loring’a house, one day last week, and was considerably injured. It. P. Bacon’s two story house on south M irket street is nearing completion, and adds much to the locality. The New York papers note that Horace Gkkklry has arrayed himself in a new suit. The material is Tweed. T. B. Garretson has just received another car-load of Singer’s Sewing Machines. Se cure one while they are going. W. L. Benton recently completed a new house in the north-east part of town. That section is building up rapidly. Mrs. Milton Young and child were in jured by a runaway team north of town last Sunday. Did not get particulars. That staunch old nursery firm, A. S. Nichols & Co., has a nev adv. in this issue. Read it and learn much to benefit yon. W. F. Wright has nearly completed a neat frame cottage on bis west lot, for rent. It adds much to that part of town. D. A. Lough, hoping soon to be in the corporation, is putting on city airs by put ting up a fine addition to bis house, south of town. Burglars recently worked all night to gei into the Treasurer’s safe of Keokus county, but failed. The safe contained just four coppers. Instructed. —Poweshiek county select ed new delegates to the Judicial Conven tion last Saturday; and instructed them for Judge Blanchard. The Democratic-Liberal Convention for this District will be held at Ottumwa on the 22d inst., at 1 o’clock to nominate a candidate for congress. J. D. Hunter, of Webster City Freeman, appointed on the Reform School Board by the Governor, was in town last week, on his way to Des Moines. The State Teachers’ Association will meet at Davenport on the 27th inst., in an nual session. There will probably be re duced fare on the ronds. The Dem-Liberals will bold their county Convention next Saturday for the nomina tion of county officers and to select Con gressional delegates ; says the Leader. We were informed that Mrs. Aaron Oldham, of Harrison Tp., for some time suffering from a cancer, died from the ef fects a short time since. Did not get the date. Mr. Thos. Servers has made another addition to his mechanical force in the per son of Mr. E. B. White, of Moline, Ills. Mr. White will have charge of the foundry de partment. Festival. —There will be a festival at Olivet church, 10 miles west of Oskaloosa, August 15, for the benefit of the church. All delicacies of the season, and plenty of substantials. Dr. Daily has built an addition to his house just north of hay scales, and im proved the whole premises materially. Sorry we have not more men like him— always improving. The colored voters of the city will organ ize a Grant and Wilson club this evening. Few of them in lowa can so far forget their old masters as to train with them under the Greeley banner. John Melons showed us a letter re ceived from Supt. Kirby of the Central, in which he says the Central R. R. will fence about 40 miles of their track from the south, this season. The Race. —The race last Saturday re sulted in “Sorrel Dick” carrying off the first premium in three straight heats In 2:37, 2:40, 2:40. “Reconstruction" took the second premium. Reform School.— W. M. Wells and Jas. A. Young were appointed by our citi zens to attend the meeting of the Reform Sohool Board, at Des Moines, Tuesday last. Hon. Wm. Loughridge attended in place of the latter. To be used.— We learn that the Friends’ College, north of town, is to be finished early this fall, and opened out We are glad to learn this and hope the institution may be eminently successful and find en couragement. Loan Association.—The loan associa tion is now ready for business, and all who desire stock therein should examine the matter and put their amounts down. Full particulars can be had of W. A. Lindley at the National State Bank. D. M. Perdue, sends us a report of a game of bail between the “Excelsora” of Lynnville, and “White Stockings” of Bears boro, which resulted in a victory for the latter by a score of 21 to 18. The game lasted two hours. Good score. The Grinnell Herald gives “Prof. Wil liams," a writing school teacher, a free blow out for running away from that town after collecting tuition in advance, with out rendering value received. He also jumped hotel, printer, and other bills. The Albia Spirit says : “Mr. Long, a farmer of Mahaska county, passed through here on Sunday on his way to Missouri in pursuit of a man that had been in bis em ploy, who. on leaving bis premises, stole one of Mr. L.’s horses and $1,70U in pro missory notes.*' Prof. J. F. Everett and lady accepted situations in the Rock Island, Ills., Union Graded School, of 1000 scholars. Mr. E., as Superintendent at SIOOO per annum ; Mrs. E„ as Principal at SIOOO per annum. We wish them a happy home among their new associates. Fairs.—' The State Fair will be held Bept. 9-13 at Cedar Rapids. The Mahaska County Fair at Oskaloosa, August 27-30. Monroe county, at Albia, Sept. 8 5. Powe shiek, at Brooklyn, Sept, 13 15. Wapello, at Ottumwa, Aug. 20-23. Keokuk county, ht Sigourney, Sept. 18-20. The Colored people of Oskaloosa and vicinity will meet at Union Hall, this evening in pnrsnance to a call mads last Monday, for the purpose of organizing a Grant and Wilson dob. It is earnestly desired that all attend as far as possible- G°°d speakers will be in attendance. i VDtcial.—Xt wu thought advisable by aoma to elect sew delegatee to the Judicial CoDTeutioß, and chairman Baugh baa In serted a line to that effect ia the call for county convention m thU paper. The new Judicial delegatee will be (elected at *njut vime as State Convention delegates. The “Westerns” of Keokuk were foolish enough to play the “Stars” of Ottumwa, with an umpire from the latter city, and of course got beaten. The score standing 34 to 29. The Westerns offered several Oskaloosa and Eddyville gentlemen but all were refused. , In fact the "Stars” would play with only the man they picked out. He was cut and dried. Burglary. —Last Friday night the house of W. F. McCoy, grocer, was entered, his pants taken outside and a watch and 5 cents stolen therefrom. During the night Mrs. McCoy heard a noise like some one in the house and got up, struck a light, and took S2OO in cash from Mc’s pants and put it in the bureau drawer. After that the pants were taken, but the money saved. A nar row escape. Burglars.— That our town is toeing gone through by the light-fingered gents, is evident from the reports of their doings that come to our ears every morning. Several of our citizens have been visited but as yet nothing of value lost. Prepare for them ! Warn all members of the household of your intentions, to prevent accident, and then dose any one that may be found prowling around your house at night. Burglars.— Last Saturday night the warehouse o; Faxon & Tullis was entered and invoiced, but little of value taken ex cepting seven or eight dollars worth of government envelopes with the firm card on. The houses of John Gilchrist and Chas. Beardsly were enterel same evening but nothing of much value taken. At Beardsley’s they opened the cupboard took some pies, bread and butter, and sat down under the window to eat it, leaving the plate on the ground. Ryan—Bob ©k Dan.— ln an issue of our paper some weeks since we said D. Ryan of Jasper, held tho vote of that county and cast it persistently for Bindley, knowing there could be no election so long as that was done, and thinking he might come in on a new deal. The Free Press says D. Ryan is not the candidate for Judge now, but his brother. Our understanding of that situation is that there are three Ryan brothers—one at Pella, two—Bob and Dan at Newton. Bob was a member of the Liberal State Central Committee until two weeks since, and we fear his conversion too sudden to take well. Monroe County.— The Union says Dar rah’s store was burglarized to a small ex tent. .. .Cassius Haskell was driving a mowing machine, and being bothered by the weeds catching in the machinery, he would grab them out with his hand while the machine was in motion. Hereafter when be grabs he will do it with three fingers Mrs. Farrah and a gentleman were riding in a covered buggy, and drove upon the railroad track, when to their hor ror they beheld the tram but a rod or two away. The lady grasped the reins, backed the team, but in so doing upset the car riage, and piled buggy, 1 occupants and team in a heap. Not much injured. Close shave. The Republican says : “Governor Car penter has received the resignation of Jas. W. McDill as Judge of the Third Judicial District, to take effect Aug. 31, he having accepted the nomination of Congressman from the Eigh th District. Hon. John Mc- Kean has also resigned his position as State Senator from Jones county, he hav ing accepted the nomination of Circuit Judge of the eighth Judicial District, which will necessitate the election of a sue cessor to fill the term of Senator which expires the second Monday of January, 1874. J. P. Ke’cham has resigned the of fice of State Senator from the twenty-sixth District, as he is soon to remove to Chica go. These vacancies will probably be filled by the appointment of the nominees of the forthcoming conventions. Murder. —The Eddyville Advertiser says: "On last Monday evening Mr. Wm. Godfrey, residing near Hamilton, Marion county, was shot and killed by parties un known, as he was returningjrom Bremen to his home. It appears that he was in toxicated and was riding in a wagon with a neighbor’s son. When nearly home the boy sayß he beard the ciack of a gutl, and Mr. Godfrey fell. He did not think, how ever, that he had been shot, supposing that he had fallen from intoxication, until he saw the blood oozing from his wound. Upon arriving at home Mr. G. was dead. He did not speak a word after being shot. It is supposed that two brothers named Fry were concerned in the shooting, as they and Mr. Godfrey had had considera ble difficulty oflate. Mr. Ed Munsel of Marion county, is our informant." There will be a musical and gift concert at City Hall, August 15th, 1872. Mr. Turk Moore wishes to dispose of one seven octave piano, valued at SSOO. This instru ment has a brilliant tone, rosewood finish, ivory scolloped keys, and weighs near one thousand pounds. Only 450 tickets will be sold ; price of ticket, one dollar. Man ner of drawing : Four persons will be se lected by the ticket holdeis present, to place the duplicate numbers in a box on the instrument, close it and shake thor oughly, and then a hoy blindfolded will draw out one number, and the person holding the ticket with the corresponding number will be entitled to the piano. Doors open at 8 o’clock. Admittance free to all ticket holders. All others, 25 cents. Tickets sold at Wm, Welle, Call, Bristol & Co.’s book store, and R. Whitaker’s news depot. The publication Good Words , says it is a curious reflection to make, but probably a just one, that scandal flourishes all the more because scandal mongers receive no gain from their proceedings. Many other crimes are attended by personal gain ; and what Is gained often furnishes the means of detection and punishment. If, by a merciful provision of nature, it was ar ranged that a portion of the character taken away by scandal should attach itself to those who invent or propagate the sjandal, the world, like the birds in the fa ble, would be very ready to fly upon the scandal mongers and deprive those daws of the plumes thus gained. But m the present state of affairs, these lovers and propagators of scandal do not gain the smallest shred of honor or reputation by ther scandal mongering, and consequently they feel much less shame and meet with much less reproof, as their evil sayings are attended by no personal advantage. It is only very nice and sensitive consciences that enable their owners to suffer remorse when they have heedlessly invented or furthered scandal. Mass 8. 8. Convention.— As the time for holding the Mass 8. S. Convention for Mahaska county is fast approaching, I thought it might be well to remind the readers of the Herald of the fact this week It is the earnest desire and hope of the friends of the movement, that it may prove in all respects, a success—hence their anxi ety upon the subject. The farmers will then have finished their harvest, and will doubtless feel like taking a little recreation and at the same time doing good and get ting good. It is hoped that every Sabbath School in the county will be represented by as many persons as can be induced to attend ; bearing in mind that it is not to be a delegate but a Matt Convention. The friends of the cause hope and expect that all who do attend will feel themselves caltel upon to take some active part in its deliberations. Let it not be said that a few did the talking to the exclusion of the many but let all come expecting to have a vote in what is done. Let it be borne in mind that entertainment will be provided for all who attend 5 and as this is ground upon which ill can meet as equals, let there be a foil torn out, that we may have a pleasant and profitable time. W. A. H. Orchards and Hedges.— The Agricul tural Committee on Orchards and Hedges, will meet at Oskaloosaoo Monday the 19th inst., and at once proceed to examine the entries made in their different classes. It will require not less than two days. Ingels thinks young chickens fried are very nice. A Grant and Wilson Club was organ ized at New Sharon last Monday evening with a membership of seventy-five. W. S. Ken worthy was elected President, J. B. Bowdle, Vice President, K. C. Naylor Sec retary, Dr. N. HentoD, Treasurer. Regu lar meetings every Monday evening. Lib eralism is at a discount in Prairie Tp., HOME MANUFACTURES. Siebel A Co’s Woolen Factory, and Qrist Mill. For some weeks we have had it in our mind.to visit this manufactory, and give our readers the benefit of what we saw and learned. The opportune time presen ted itself on Tuesday last, and below we give the result of our visit : BUILDINGS. The buildings use d by this firm for the prosecution of their extensive business are three in number, —the store and receiving department, was formerly known as the “Farmers’Exchange,” and was kept in the early days of our city’s existence, as a general merchandise store, by Benj. Roop. Over its counters his numerous employees received pay for their labor “in trade.”— That time is past, and the present firm are always ready with the cash to liquidate all obligations for services rendered. Yet there are those that sigh for “the good old times.” The building has been re-roofed, re-sided, and repaired generally, present ing now a very neat appearance. Just east of this stands “The Factory,” a building 30x110, two stones high, with basement, also a loft used as a wool drying room. It is divided crosswise in the center by a fire wall of brick, with iron doors, thus giving a chance to save either end of the building should the other catch fire. Many of our readers will remember this as the sash and blind factory of Tracy & Stephenson. Un derneath it (now the factory basement) was Roop’s saw, and sorghum mills.— South of this building, and almost adjoin ing is the grist mill 60x65. MODUS OPKRANDI. If the reader.will follow us we will at tempt to describe the different processes to which the wool is subjected in its prepar ation for its future wearer. First, it is ta ken into the receiving room afore men tioned, where it is sorted and classified. From there, if unwashed, it is taken to the wash-room and thoroughly cleansed ; being spread out afterwards in the drying room, from whence as soon as dry, it is sent to the “Picker.” This machine as its name indicates, picks it into small bits, and prepares it for the next machine in order, which is called the “First Break er.” Here after going over and under in numerable rapidly revolving cylinders, whose surfaces are covered with carding cloth, or leather, filled with fine wire teeth similar to the old fashioned hand card, on ly more perfect, it comes out in long rolls, about three-fourths ot an inch in diameter. These rolls are then run through the "Sec ond Breaker,” where they are subjected to a more thorough carding than before, com ing out in rolls as from the former ma chine. They are then run through the ‘Con denser,” to describe which would consume too much time and space for the reader’s patience; suffice it to say it is a perfect machine, full of intricate wheels, pulleys, rolls, and other self-adjusting parts. From this machine the wool comes in strands of about one-fourth of an inch in thickness.— Wooden cylinders or spools about two and a half feet long, two inches in diameter, and having flanges on either end receive the wool as it comes from the machine. On these spools the ropes of wool, as it might be called, are taken up-stairs to the ‘‘Spin ning Jack” where they are spun into warp or stocking yarn as the need may be.— There are two of these “Jacks,” together comprising four hundred and eighty spin dles. They are certainly wonderful in their delicacy and power combined. With two hundred and forty spindles or “bob bins,” as the old fashioned name is, they will seize upon a certain length ot the woolen rope, they draw it out to a pre-de termined distance, and continue to stretch and twist, and twist and stretch it until the former loose rope becomes firm, strong and elastic yam, then as they return for a new supply of material, the already spun wool is wound upon the spindles, which when full are sent to the basement where the looms are. The capacity of either of these “Jacks” is, on coarse yarn from 100 to 150 pounds per day. Fine, and closer twisted yarn from 50 to 60 pounds. Having sent the warp down stairs, let us follow. Here we find the looms, five in number, banging away, and weaving all grades of cloth.— Though for delicate work, these are not quite equal to the ancient looms that wove the Dacca muslin, which was so light and airy that seven thicknesses scarcely sufficed to cover nakedness, yet to watch them in their operations and see with what certain ty they make the necessary change for different colors, striping, etc., one is led to exclaim “if the Ancients could beat this, bully for them.” In this room is found the machine for preparing the warp. All cotton warps are bought ready made as this is a woolen and not a cotton factory, and satinetts you know, must have cotton warp, which with good wool filling makes cloth for substantial wear. Mr. Siebel, our chaperon, informed us that during last month these looms turned out 4800 yards pf cloth and flannels, much of which was double width. From here we go to the scouring, fulling, and finishing room/Ifyou are a lady with ample skirts you had bet ter keep them well in hand, for there may be a little slop; you know washing does make little musses sometimes. The wash ing is done by steam, the cloth passing be tween two huge wooden rollers, that tak ing the cloth from the tank below squeeze It tighter than would "Jabez’s Patent Waist Condenser,” passing it then to the tank again, only to take it up and give it ‘•Another squeeze, dear Jabez, do.” In an adjoining room is found the “Ful ler,” two great ponderous wooden pestles that are continually on a strike, though they never stop work until ordered. The “Shearer” too, is great on a close shave, and the stray fibre that lies above the de sired level is soon taken off as the cloth passes through these revolving knives. — The “Napper” unlike our western nappers (Indians) puts a nap on instead of taking it off. Its work is to search out all the loose fibres that may have been left in the cloth. It is also called the “Teazle Ma chine,” from the teazle plant, the burrs of which are used for this purpose. These burrs are securely placed on a large wood en cylinder, so that as it revolves the points of the burrs sinking into the cloth perform the part above described. The “Dyeing Room” comes next, but as we had had a large experience in a dying room (army hospital) we chose not to remain long.— However, we there saw a machine for grinding chochineal; also another, an in vention of Mr. Siebel’s for grinding—we have forgotten what, but know it was not buckwheat. A keg of brimstone standing near Mr. 8. assured us it was not used to raise the d 1 with, but to bleach yarn The yarn (this is secret) is hung up while damp, iu an out building, a brimstone fire placed under it, and the door closed, sub jecting it to a fumigation that would soon stop the boy’s cry of “a little more brim stone, father.” Talk about the “driven snow,” its spotless purity, etc., why Its nowhere compared to this yarn—it actual ly smells white. Other parts are worthy o' notice, but we must pass on and fol low the fleece to the store, to which it has returned, and where it is roiled in paper, labelled, and awaits an order for Its trans mission to some other part of the country to grace the back may be of some other •beep. The firm have a large trade with nearly every point in northern, and west ern lowa. Their reputation has even ex ted over into Illinois, from which State they receive many orders. The brand of Siebel & Co., has become popular and well known among all dealers and buyers of woolen goods throughout the entire West. Oskaloosa may well be proud of this portion of her manufacturing interests. We wish there were fifty more in our city, possessing the reputation and ability of this firm. A notice of their GIUST MILL, and we have done. All old settlers will remember “Hoop’s Mill,” we do, —we also remember the thousands of gallons of brain stealing, man-disgracing, prison-filling liquid poison that was sent out from this same mill. As we walk through it now, we can see that it has gone through a work of purification. There is not a vestige of its distillery part left, all has gone, and only the ruined hopes, blighted ambitions, and tottering wrecks of those that were once men among us remains to testify of its power. Messrs. S. & Co., have entirely renovated this mill, last year spending $3500 in inside repairs, and to-day they have a mill as go Jd as the best. With a superior buyer, and first-class millers, they are enabled to put upon the market a No. 1 grade of flour. We wish them the suc cess that has always attended them, and of which they are eminently worthy. THE COUNTY IN WHICH WE LIVE. PLEASANT GROVE TOWNSHIP. This is in the extreme north-east corner of the county. Why it is called Pleasant Grove is beyond my ken. Crossing the North Skunk at Roberts’ mill, one enters the township about two and a half miles east of its south-west corner. Should the traveler form a judgment of the whole from the portion he is introduced to after crossing the river, he would doubtless ex claim, “If this is Pleasant Grove, I’ll have none of it, but hie me hence but hastily formed opinions are often repented of, as would such a one. Once out of the river bottom, one comes into a series of hills, or as they are called, breaks ; and breaks they ate literally. The traveler over them is liable to break his own or horses’ neck ; the man that tries farming on them will have a break that will be a brake to his ambition in that line. An old settlement is seen in this locality, yet the houses, and improvements indicate either poor land, or shiftless farmers, ev erything has a dilapidated appearance. In the southeast portion of the township is seen some very good country, and tolera bly well farmed, yet I must confess that generally speaking, our Pleasant Grove farmers are not up to the standard. This they themselves admit. There are howev er, many things to be considered before passing judgment. First, situated as they are twenty miles from Oskaloosa, their chief and only reliable market, they are necessarily subject to great disadvantages. This will be obviated to a great extent by the railroads that are now projected and it is hoped soon to be finished into theTp. The Southwestern at Indianapolis, and the Muscatine Western at Agricola,will De sources of outlet that when in operation will infuse new life and energy into the trade, and growth of the entire township. Sec ondly, there is not in the whole township a single main thoroughfare, the travel from other counties going to the right and left, consequently they have had to live within themselves, and I only wonder that they have been as successful as they have. Thirdly, even at the distance of twenty miles from market there are only certain times when they can come to mar ket at all. With two rivers to cross, one of which, until within two or three years, had to be forded at every crossing, it is no small undertaking to market the produce of a single harvest. In the northeast corner of the township, also the northeast corner of the county, is seen some splendid country, and it' is be ing well farmed. I found here a Scotch- Irish settlement, who are great workers and thorough farmers. Having chosen a superior portion of the township they are destined to not only become well situated, but they will add to the value and beauty of the country in which they are, to an ex ten\ hardly attained by any other class. In this section numerous springs furnish pure and abundant water. Water, how ever, is abundant over the entire town ship. Along the north line is also seen some very good farms, although they present the old and worn ap pearance of those before described. On the west lies a ridge of timber land, cov ered with most excellent timber, hickory, white oak and walnut, are here found. At the saw mill of Messrs. Riggs & McMahon I saw white oak logs quite four feet thick, and clear and good. Messrs. R. &M. have a good mill, run by steam, and are doing a thriving business. They have constant employment and saw for one-half, or at the rate of $7.50 per M. They claim to have the best mill position in the county. WILD LAND. There are in this township thousands of acres of wild land, much of it owned by speculators. My opinion is that they have made a permanent investment, unless per chance it should roll off, for the neighbors say it is rolling now. If it is only rolling, I don’t want to see any broken country. There are hundreds of acres of this land so rough that a level twenty acres in one body cannot be found. The hills are not long and regular, as is rolling land, but on the contrary are short and abrupt, gener ally pointing out at a little valley, on the other side of which is the same succession of hills. The points of these hills are filled with gravel and stones, over which the soil is not over six inches in depth. Farm ers told me that after the second crop, these points would not raise even white beans. This open land, however, furnishes pasturage for immense numbers of stock. In every direction may be seen great droves of horses, herds of cattle and flocks of sheep, all growing fat on the rich grass with which these tracts are covered. IMPROVEMENTS. A number of improvements are in pro gress. John Lipsey, a Friend, is putting up a house, 24x26, preparatory to his moving here in the lall. School district No. 5, is building a new school house, to cost SB4O. District No. 8 has one built within two years—a very neat building, and said to be the best in the township. Over Moon creek, which flows along the west line, is a new bridge, put up last week by our bridge commissioner. Aaron Mid dleton, late a Scott county farmer, has a house 16x16, and is adding 16x24 to it. Mr. M. is opening a farm here, this beiDg his first season, and a little space devoted to his way of doing it may not be amiss. He came to his present home, only last winter, and haying had a part of his land broken the year before, he was enabled, when the spring came, to put In a crop, and as good corn as I anywhere saw, was on his farm, wheat the same, some of which he was threshing. He fenced his farm with posts and wire at a cost of about fifty five cents per rod—two posts, 20 cents, four pounds of wire at 834 cents per lb, is the detail of cost per rod, four strands of wire, a rod of wire weighing a trifle over a pound. This fence is serviceable and safe, nothing can get through it but pigs, and they are not allowed to run ; the wires are put through holes bored in the posts, instead of the old way of holding them with staples, which were liable to break, and let the wire fall. Under this fence he proposes to grow a hedge, and has this year grown the plants, 60,000 of which he got from one dollar’s worth of seed. After the hedge has arrived at its fourth year, the fence can be taken away or if necessa ry to leave portions of it where the hedge is not perfect, it can be readily separated. Mr. M. brings the Scott county proclivity lor raising onions, and has a fine lot of them now growing. I venture that one of Mahaska’s best farms will be i . found to be, five years hence, that of Mr. M. FENCES. I was particularly impressed with the utter disregard of fences shown by the farmers of the southeast.corner of the Tp. I there saw four sections of land, 2560 acres all under one outside fence, and that a mere farce —virtually no fence at all. Why it is thus I cannot conceive, cattle often break in and do damage. I apprehend that a change will come over the spirit of their dream ere long, and a series of fences will be built that will bid defiance to roaming bovines. I should state that about one half of this large tract is in Keokuk county. STREAMS. The township is well supplied with streams, having the North Skunk, which cuts off the south-west corner, English riv er, the north-east corner, and Moon creek, Pleasant Run creek, and Cedar creek, which with their tributaries furnish abun dance of drainage and water. BEAUTIFUL. Lovers of the beautiful and picturesque in nature, could derive much pleasure from a view of the country in the corner of the county. Standing upon a high knoll in Mahaska, and looking around over Poweshiek county, one sees the English river flowing at his feet, and can trace its windings through the valley for several miles to the north-west. From its valley the country slopes gradually up, and for a long distance may be seen spread out as a picture, in grand panoramic view, well kept farms and tracts of open rolling prai rie alternating, and giving pleasing variety to the scene. The river here is without timber, and thus gives full uiope to the vision. AGRICOLA, is called a town, and doubtless deserves the name, but I cannot see the motivo'that prompted its originator to locate it-At con tains twenty houses, one tavern, two churches, two stores, a blacksmith shop, and a doctor. Its business is not extensive, yet it has a range of country extending over into Poweshiek county, from which it is but three-fourths of a mile—that draws largely upon it for supplies. Mood Bro.,—J. A W. T. keep the prin cipal store, and <do a very respectable busi ness. is the landlord of the Union House, andf keeps a small stock of general merchandise. The Christian and Baptist denominations each have good houses of worship. The former is new, and unfinished ; is 30x45, and to cost when completed, SI3OO. The Baptist house is older, but looks well, is 29x39. They have a membership of about 129. The Christian about 100 ; ministered to by Rev. Mrs. Harriet Coates, who it is said is an excel lent speaker. A school house (dis)graces one end of the town. The political ele ment is all right, there being a large ma jority of Grant men, including the P. M., of course. Greeley has one representative in the place. According to Agricola figur ing, the township will go largely Republi can this fall. CHICKEN HUNTING. I believe that there is no place in the county so admirably adapted to this sport as is this township. Its immense tracts of open prairie form excellent cover for them, and the farms with their fields of wheat, oats and corn, furnish an abundance of feed. But while hunting chickens be care ful that tbe rattlesnakes do not hunt you. It there are a great many of them, one man declaring that he had killed a wagon bed full within a few years. He forgot that “A chiel’* aiaang ye takin’notes, And faith he’ll prent ’em,” or he might have been more careful of the rattlesnake reputation of his township. I myself had a little experience with one of them. I had stopped to pick a few blackberries that looked very tempting from the road, and was leisurely eating when I heard the ominous rattle. How I started ! and looking just at my feet, saw it lying there —very beautiful to look at, but death to the touch. Strange how little things will sometimes force conviction up on our minds. I recollected right away that blackberries never did agree with me. G. R. L. Wiley Wray left with us a specimen of brick made by a new machine at Keokuk, called the pounding process. Three sides of the brick are smooth as marble. “ETERNAL VIOLENCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY.” The undersigned invite their fellow citi zens of Oskaloosa and vicinity to meet them at Union Hall in Oskaloosa, on Fri day, August 9th, 1872, at 7 o’clock p. m., for the purpose or organizing a Grant & Wilson club. Good speakers will be pres ent. Joseph Kelly H.Hethrington H R Kendig W Loughridge Silas Scott Levi Cook G W Weeks E D Glaze C PerryJ W Burnside S H Chapman S C Purdy JohnLarmer TF Worden R Wilson C P Searle G W Myers J B Dixon J F*Lacey John Hoffman OT Kinsman H W Gleason Geo T Howard O T Palmer O G Phillips John Vance J L Coffin W N Moorman P McMullen W M Patton H L Spencer R P Bacon S W Lens J W McQuiston Jesse Hinkle J D Mead Frank Kelly E Yates C M Dunsmore H B Crawford E mills S B Walton S C Hogue L S Perry W H Duke R Whitaker WmTomson J Hetherington J M Lacey D M Gunn J P Cowan G W Lafferty W B Street A Kemble Jonas McCall W E Vernon J Miller Joseph Jones C H Lee J B McCurdy Wm Nash Ed Mott J C Barrakman J H Swearingen Jas Ruan McKee Elsey J J Cooper J W Walton J Lorrance JWW Bird H C Leighton HH Jackson C Munroe D C McCoy R Dumont J.M Orvis L confer W Ballard G C Twaddle J Bates T H Green T M Craven W M Crande I C Green T G Craven P A Watts J Rhinehart J McMullen W H Hawkins D Ogilvie A Barnhart J A Proudfit II C Mills Henry Price S H Hall M T Williams DF N ichol J H Douglass J Carver M Haskell J Brown J H Dumont L A Scott C G Owen E C Roney JWCunninghamWm Mattison J Lafollett A J Proudfit T Mattison G Toopen J M Moorehead J Mattison E Pillow J N Cooper M B Bristol J Williams E E Tucker W W Douglass L Clark J W ninesley Bam Gibbs G Phillips H L Gibbs L Root Joe Phillips J G Klein A A Harper W Tiffin F H Boyer W O Wing O Q Phillips M D Yard ED Lindiey W M Wells R Bhackleton J L Crawford J M Janny A J Rose C Eckroate H N Little J Shirley M E Cutts F M Upton M Gamin M lteeser Jno F Fish R M King W S Viney R T C Lord G J Ferrell C Huber W H Berky D N Hamilton W P Stanly J W McMnllin J R Carter J R Asher N Dodge J W Westfals J K Johnson H Howard John C Cook W L Benton L B Ayres Liston McMillenAmos Briggs G W Cruzen M Kinsman J M Loughridge C W Carpenter N Marty IE Parker Wm Hilliard John Sims . G M Priest W HSeevers Hen Taylor Abner Walker D A Hoffman C Hadley WII F Walker M W Wilcox N F Reynolds W J Stevenson R Kissick Wm H Needham Jae Hurst J J Merrill Wm Preesley W A Lindly L D Whit W H Barakman Z Hadley J M Byres Rob Stewart Ham Duke J A Smith N J Smith L F Sterling F M Kemble M L Jackson A W Moore S 8 Kemble J G Nichol J O Moorman T Newell Thos S Smith F H Loring Riley Jessup Samuel Budd JA L Crookhamtlenry Mossman G D Vannest F W McCall W Johnson J Lofland Green Wiley J Moorland W U Simmons D A Hurst N Van Winkle W G Hambleionl R Eckart Elias Henley W E Young Eli Ketner M Stanton J M Mitchell T Thompson Charles Wing John Shaw D M Walton J H Johnson Harvey Sloan L D Rounds George McClure A Dart M L Barr j T Robertson Ben Evans CLrCain Stephen Hunt Henry Cooper John H Perry T W Hyde J H Waters Chas 8 Wells S Ingels JasL Leecnman II C Huntsman J Burdess J H Green C Hetherington W S Edgar W B Ware David Duncan W M Leighton W W White Geo. W. Drake G L Whitaker D Needham Jas A Young J D Ferrall A 8 Nichols J Waterford AN Caldwell T K Smith Jeff. Waterford J B Rickey W McFaddin I Stewart John Gilchrist H P Weaver Z T Bush W Ballard J B Noe B Glaze J w Kingsley M M Prine D Pressnall B C Braden J J Kinney W P Hellings D A Lough H B Owen Geo R Lee C M Stewart Levi Ellis M Shanon T G Phillips BF McMillin John Currier Henry Bones S Hambleton W Robb David Grelr J BUiick A J Robb W F Mark J D Dorroll J J Pirkins W H Drlnkle W R Cowan 8 8 Lough C McCarty S Wilson W H Wray J 8 McNeilan RJC Dinnel Peter Hagan J G Marks GB Mitchell G Craig W Lafollett O N Hartman J K Pierson II R Trask T J Haywood J L Pinkerton Geo Perkins Seth Cox * . G Brown T Nichol G W Hale N W Gray G L Hunter J?F Childs A Q Berkey MARRIAQEB. EVANS—WILCOX-On the 4th of August, 1872, at the residence of Mr. Willis Wilcox, by Key. J. W. McDonald, Mr. Harvey P. Evans and Miss Miranda Wilcox. May life's sea ever be smooth and flur before this happy couple; and may the piratical ship or dis cord never cross their track, or foal winds drive them on the shoals of adversity. DEATHS. FfEHLINGER—In Oakaloosa, Monday, August 6,1872, Mrs. Kathsrinb E. Fckuiunusk, wife of Adam Foebllnger, aged 62 years, 8 months, and 6 days. The deceased was born in Eckweiler, Prussia, and came to this country in 1868 : and to this State in 1856, and has lived here neatly ever since. She was married in 1848 ; was a loving wife and kind parent, >n ° IZ. The Albia Union has the following rela tive to some persons well known here ; “A bevy of Martins, recently imported from Oskaloosa, were brought before Squire Brigga last week charged with keeping a house of 111 fame. Sufficient evidence to sustain the charge was not produced.” In the Register of Saturday last, we find the following bit of home news : “Reyobm Lbadeb.— Porte Welch’s Reform Leader is about to be benefltted by the influx of more cash in its treasury. A scheme has been, perfected for a joint stock company with ample capital to put in a first class office, tbe tutorial management, however, to remain, as heretofore, exclusively In the hands of Mr. Welch. Tbe gen tleman is a strong, earnest writer, a most nncom promising partisan, and the author, more than many others who claim the credit, of the new party movement. While we can’t endorse hia politics, we can and do wish him success in hia vocation as a journalist ” Fair. —The seventeenth annual exhibi tion of the Mahaska County Agricultural Society will be held on the Fair Grounds at Oskaloosa, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 27, 28, 29, and 30, 1872. Extensive preparations have been made for holding the best Fair ever held in Central lowa. A number of horses are already on the grounds in preparation for the Fair. The show of fine cattle will exceed any exhibition heretofore had by the Society. In fact the stock department promises to be full. In the floral depart ment our Fairs heretofore have not been excelled. The same may be said of vegeta bles, grains and domestic manufactures. We expect this Fair to exceed them all. And all are invited to furnish something to make the Fair attractive. The citizens’ purse of $350.00 for the faste&t trotting is open to the world. Edward Fayson West on, the distinguished pedestrian has been engaged, and will appear on the Fair ground and illustrate his wonderful pow ers of endurance which have excited the admiration of tne world. Exhibiting the rate of speed required to accomplish his late marvelous task of walking 112 miles within 24 consecutive hours, and 400 miles in five consecutive days, by walking a dis tance of 5 miles, (including one-half mile backward) within the hour. He will wear his new and splendid uniform, and com mence his task between 2 aDd 4 o’clock p. m., on Wednesday, August 28th. Family tickets will be sold, good during the Fair, for $2.00. Single tickets 25 cents. Excur sion tickets will be sold over the Central R. R., at 60 per cent fare from Marshall town to Albia. For premium lists apply to the Secretary. F. L‘ Downing, J. H. Green, Pres’t. Sec’y. INTERESTING READING MATTER. Caution.— -Every genuine box of Dr. McLanb’s Lives Pills bears the signature of Fleming Bbos. Pittsburgh, Pa., and their private U. S. stamp,— no other.” The market is full of imi tations. It is the popular verdict that people who have been accustomed to the use;oi bitters or cor dials are obliged, eventually, to resort to Mc- Lane’s Liver Pills for permanent relief. n3om6 A Family Tbeasube.— The happiest and best member of a family is usually called the light of the household, because, besides being happy and cheerful himself, or herself; he or she makes all else happy or cheerful. The Charter Oak is such a treasure. Come out op tub Jaws op Death.— Throw off that despondent spirit, crush that feeling of despair, be cheerful happy and well. Take Sim mons’ Liver Regulator—it is no humbug, its vir tues can be proven by hundreds right here a t home. Examine the certificates. It has cured the worst cases of dropsy, dyspepsia, and pre vents chills, fever, Ac. The Human Roop and its Thatching.— lf the man deserves well of his country who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew berore surely he who produced a glorious crop of hair on a comparatively barren scalp deserves the hearty thanks of the obliged party. All honor, therefore, to Professor E. T. Lyon, for, unques tionably, his Kathairon accomplishes this object. Gentlemen whose whiskers are shy of making their appearance in force, or the fibers of whose moustaches disclose those magnificent distances for which Washington City was once so famous, will find this Hair Persuader the most wonderful encourager of fibrous development that has ever yet been invented. Both sexes are advised to use it, as, by all odds, it is the best article for improving the growth and beauty of the hair, keeping it free from scurf and dandruff, prevent ing it from becoming harsh, dry and gray—giving it a rich gloss and endowing it with inflexibility —that Toilet Chemistry has ever evolved from the vegetable kingdom. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Eos. Herald.— Please announce A. L, HOOPES of Harrison Tp., as candidate for member or the Board of Supervisors, subject to the Republican Primary Election. Eds. Herald.— Please announce Capt. J. H. EVANS as candidate for Member of the Board of Supervisors, subject to the Republican Primary Election. Many Citizens. Yon will please announce n.y name as a candi date for re-election, to the office of Clerk of the Courts. Subject to the decision of the Repub lican Primary Election. C.P. SEARLE. You will please announce J. H. DOUGLASS, as candidate for the office of Clerk of the Courts. Subject to the decision of the Republican Pri mary election. Eds. Herald.— Announce*the name of JOHN H. MILLER, a one-legged soldier of Co. E. 88d lowa, as candidate for the office of County Re corder, subject to the decision of the Republican Primary Election. Please announce H. P. WEAVER, as a can didate for County Recorder, subject to the Repnblican Primary Election. Please announce WILLIAM R. COWAN as can didate for the office of County Recorder, subject tothe Repnblican Primary Election. Eds. Herald.— Announce the name of RICH ARD DUMONT, as a candidate for the office of County Recorder, subject to the decision of the Republican primary election. Eds. Herald,— Annonnce the name of HAM DUKE, as a candidate for the office of County Recorder, subject to the decision of the Republi can primary election. BUSINESS NOTICES. Twenty cents a line for each insertion under this head. Regular patrons with standing advertisements will be charged one-half these rates. STONE FOR SALE, at Samuel Coffin’s quarry, 4J4 miles north west of Oskaloosa. 48w4 A. Bryan. Did you get 2 pr ot those fine white hose for 25 cts at Mrs. Orvis’ ? New lot. 48 Pure wine Vinegar at 48 S. C. Purdy’s. NOTICE.—AII persons are hereby cau tioned not to buy two promissory notes executed to J. O. Wilson by Thos. Dumont with Richard Dumont and Levi Hewitt as sureties—one for S2OO, payable three mo’s after date, and one for $250, payable six months after date, both dated Oskaloosa, lowa, April 19th, 1872. Thos. Dumont. Oskaloosa, lowa, Aug. 6th, 1872. Ladies Morocco Belts at Orvis’. 48 Just arrived a large lot of Queensw&re and Glassware, sold as cheap as the cheap eßt 8. C. Purdy. TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. Will be sold to the highest bidder in front of Agricultural Warehouse of J. H. Green & Co., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 1872, the exclusive privilege of furnishing re freshments on the Fair Gronnds during the Fair. 48-2 J. H. Green, Sec’y. Go to Mrs. Orvis’ ladies’ furnishing good* store for Hats, Parasols, Dollar Kids, Suit ings, Under Clothes, Aprons, Hamburgh Edgings just received large lot. hace Col lars 15 cent& All will be sold cheap this month. LotofZephyrs just received. 48tf 8 fts good sugar for SI.OO. 8 fts dried apples for SI.OO. 8 lbs currants for SI.OO, 48 at 8. C. Purdy’s, SETTLEMENT WANTED. It becomes necessary for us io settle with every person owing us on account, within the next 20 days. Of this all will please take notice. Lkjohton & Needham. Economy is wealth, and It's economical to buy yonr goods at 47 Howard & Ayres’. Boy your groceries at Howard & Ayres’. Buy your canned and dried fruits at Howard & Ayres’. Buy your glassware at Buy your crockery at Howard & Ayres’. > Howard & Ayres’. Buy a National Coffee Pot and enjoy a good cup of coffee at % the cost at Howard & Ayres’. In fact you can save money by buying whatever yon want in the line of tea ware, dinner ware, or groceries at Howard & Ayres’. IOWA COLLEGE AT GRINNELL, IOWA. Fall Term begins September 4, 1872. GEO. F. MAGOUN, 47w2 President. PJtOPS WANTED. 2000 Coal Mino Props wanted by the lowa Coal Company, at Beacon. Apply at Mines or to W. W. Wallace. 46 CONSTANTLY ARRIVING Those beautiful new Florence Sewing Ma chines to meet the increasing demand at C. T. Willard’s, V. E. HARVEY. 46. The cheapest span of mules and harness in Mahaska county are for sale. W. W. Haskell. Buy you a set of dishes of the best ware and for tbe least money at Howard & Ayres’.^ Choice dried fruit, apples, peaches, prunes and currants, 8 lt>a for $1 at Mattison & Bro’s. 8 lbs sugar for $1 at 44 Mattison <fc Bro’s FARM FOR SALE. Six miles north of Oskaloosa, 80 acres well improved, 10 acres timber. Price S3O per acre. Terms easy. Also 160 acres fenced, 80 in cultivation, 20 acres timber cheap. Would take town property in part. For particulars enquire of 8. E. Rhinehart, Oskaloosa July 1, ’72. A Large Lot of Marseilles Bed Spreads. Cheap at n 37. Mitch Wilsons. Blank Receipts, neatly bound, for sale at Hbbald office. t£ Blank Notes, neatly bound in 50s and 100 s, for sale at the Herald office. tf. 100 TONS SCRAP IRON WANTED at the Blacksmith Shop of 30 Levi Cook. ESTRAY PONIES. Estrayed c rom Oskaloosa, Saturday, July 13, two ponies—one a dark bay mare, small white star in forehead ; the other a dark sorrel horse, white strip down the face, and a little white on hind feet. Any one returning them or giving us informa tion that will lead to their recovery, will be suitably rewarded. 46 T. F. Worden. STILL COMING. New Goods receiving at MITCH WILSON’S, No. 6, UNION BLOCK, North side of Square, A Fine stock of Dress Goods, Grenadines, Plaid and Striped Poplins, &c. Special attention called to our NEW STOCK OF PRINTS. A large stock of Meek & Bros’ woolen goods still on hand. 46 PLANK WALK. D. W. Corwin :—There is a grant for a side walk along Block 3, Lot 8, Longhridge and Cassiday’s addition to the city of Oska loosa, the lot owned by you. Unless you put this walk down within ten days the city will build it for you and the amount stand as a lien on your property. W. H. Duke, Street Commissioner. WANTED. Good homes for three boys, ages from eight to twelve years. Enquire at Mahaska County Poor Farm, or of C. Houtz, Poor Farm Director, Oskaloosa. 45w4 H. P. Weaver. HAY FOR SALE. New timothy hay ready to be deliyered in town for two weeks. Leave orders with S. F. Harvey or at Agricultural Ware house. J. H. Green. Another invoice of queens ware and glassware just opened at 44 Mattison & Bro’s OSKALOOSA PRODUCE MARKET. Wednesday, August 7th, 5 o’clock p. m. Wheat 90 100 Corn, 20 25 Potatoes, 30 40 Oats, 12 15 Hogs, 3,00 315 Butter, 10 12 Eggs, 7 Flour 300 500 Beans... 200 260 Wool—Unwashed 35 to 40 Wool—Tub washed 60 to 65 Wool—Fleece washed 48 to 50 Wool—Bad conditioned 5 to 10c less CHICAGO GENERAL MARKET. Chicago, August 5. FLOUR—Quiet and firm, sales of spring extras 6 90a8 00 ; winter extras 8 50a10.- 37M WHEAT —No. 1 spring 1 40a% ; No. 2 at 1 38a39, with 1 40 for round lots * Aug. closed 1 39 ; Sept, closed 1 13%. CORN—‘No. 1, 42J5a43; No. 2, 42%a 4234 ; fresh 4234 bid ; A ugust closed 42% bid ; September 43% bid. OATS—Quiet with small sales ; No. 2 closed 27. CHICAGO LIVE STOCK. Chicago, Augusts. CATTLE—Receipts 2,745 ; fair to good Texan steers and Cherokee cows 2 70a3 75; few extra choice shipping steers 6 05a6 60. HOGS—Receipts 6,799 ; declined 10c., from opening price ; closed et 4 15a4 40. gHEEP—Receipts 433 ; go od to choice fat mutton grades a shade higher ; sales at 3 50a4 50. ST. LOUIS MARKET. St. Louis, Aug. 5. FLOUR—DuII and unsettled, tending downward. WHEAT—No. 3 fall. 1 30al 35; No. 2 red, 1 45al 50 ; No. 1 spring, 1 30. OATS—DuII; No. 2, 28. BARLEY—No sales. RYE—Steady at 60, PORK —Dull and unchanged. LARD—Steady ; summer, 8. WHISKY—92. HOGS—Firm at4%a%. CATTLE—Firm at 2a6U. St. IONS, KANSAS CITY, and Northern Railway, formal ly NORTH MISSOURI RAILROAD. The only direct line to St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Jos eph, Lexington, Macon, Han nibal, Quincy, and all points West, East and South. 04 miles the shortest route to Kansas City. 40 miles the shortest route to St. Joseph. The only route running Through Cars to St. Louis. PULLMAN’S PALACE CARS on all night trains between Ottumwa and St Louis. Trains leave Ottumwa aa follow*: 6:00 a. m., and 5:45 p. m. Arrive 0:00 a. m., and 10:50 p. m. . „ , CONNECTIONS At Belknap with Chicago, Rock laland and Pacif ic Railroad, (Southwestern division) for Leaven worth and Atchison ; at Moulton with Burling ton and Southwestern railroad; at Macon with Hannlbaland Bt. Joseph Railroad for Quincy, Chillicothe, Cameron and St. Joseph; at Moberly with Toledo, Wabash and Western Railroad for Hannibal, Jacksonville, Springfield, and all points in Central Illinois and Ohio; at Mexico with Louisiana new Short Route for all polnta on Chicago and Alton Railroad ; at St. Louis with all rail and river lines fbr points East, North and Sonth; at Kansas City with Missouri River, Ft. Scott and Gulf, and Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston, and Kansas Pacific Railroads, lor Ft. Scott, Baxter Springe, Ottawa, Humboldt, Law rence, Topeka, Emporia, Denver, and all points In *»"»»» and Colorado. W. C. VAN HORNE. ““T'cHSDuSr 1 ' u »i st u, “- n 47 Agent, Ottumwa. LEGAL NOTICES. pKOBATK NOTICE. In matters of the estate of Andrew Baker,de ceased. . hereby given that there is now on file lj. t . tl „ e ® fflce °f the Clerk of the Circuit Court of ® on nty, lowa, the final settlement and Bakcr ’ admx of the estate of Andrew Baker, deceased, and the same is set for hearing on the Ist day of the next term of tne Circuit Court, to be begun and held in Oskaloosa on the 16th day of which time obj3ctions can be made to the approv ing of said settlement and granting the prayer of said petitioner. 46 CP Sbabxe, Clerk. SALE. Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a Spe cial execution directed to me from the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mahas ka county, lowa, and dated July 23rd. A. D., 1812,1 have levied upon and will offer at Sheriff's saleto the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the door of the honse in which the last District Court was held in said county, on Saturday, the 7th day of Sept, A. D., 1872, at the hour of 2 o clock, P. M., the following described real estate in Mahaska county, lowa, to-wit: Out Lot No. eight, (8) old plat, city of Oskaloo sa. Taken as the property of George W. Menden hall and E. P. Mott, to satisfy the above men tioned execution in favor of D. U. LeSeur and against Qeorge W. Mendenhall and E. P. Mott. J. W. HINESLEY, 48 Sheriff of Mahaska county, lowa. SHERIFF’S SALE. Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a Special execution directed to me from'the oflice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mahaska County, lowa, and dated July 24, A. D. 1872, I have levied upon and will offer at Sheriff's Saleto the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the door of the house In which the last District Court was held in said county, on Saturday the 7th day of September, A. D. 1872, at the hour oi o clock p. m., the following described real estate in Mahaska Conn ty lowa, to-wit: The south half of the south west quarter of sec tion thirty-six (86) township No. seventy-seven (77) north of range No. sixteen (16) west sp. m., lowa. Taken as the property of Tens Chambers and William Chambers to satisfy the above mention ed execution In favor af D. C. Morris and against Tena Chambers and William Chambers. J. W. HINESLEY, 48 Sheriff of Mahaska county, lowa. gHERIFF’S SALE. Notice Is hereby given, that by virtue of a Special execution directed to me from the oflice of the Clerk of the District Court of Mahaska County, lowa, and dated Aug. 2, A. D. 1872, I have levied upon and will offer at Sheriff's Sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the door of the honse in which the last District Court was held in said county, on Saturday the 7th day of Sept., A. D. 1872, at the hour of 1)4 o’clock, P. M., the following described real estate in Mahaska county, lowa, to-wit: The east %of the north-east of section No, 5 in Township No. 75, n r 16 w. Taken as the property or Charles Morehouse and Charlotte Morehouse to satisfy the above mentioned execution in favor of S. Atlee, and against Charles Morehouse and Charlotte More honse. J. W. HINESLEY, 48 Sheriff of Mahaska County, lowa. SALE. Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a District execution, directed to me from the office of the Clerk of the District Court, oi Mahaska County, lowa, and dated July August 6, a d 1872, 1 have levied upon and will offer at Sheriff's Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, at the door of the house in which the last District Court was held, in said county, on Saturday the 7th day of Sept., A. D. 1872, at the hour of 1 o'clock, P. M., the following dee cribed real estate in Mahaska county, lowa, to wit: The south east jAof the n w >4 and the east H of the north east %of the north west K of section 83, twp 76, north of range 15 west. Taken as the property oi J. A. Lindley to sat isfy the above mentioned execution in favor of Levi Ellis and against J. A. Lindley, J. W. HINESLEY, 48 Sheriff of Mahaska County, lowa Notice of incorporation OP THB MAHASKA COUNTY BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION! TO WHOM IT HAT CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that on the first day of June, A. D., 1872, there was organized in the city of Oskaloosa, lowa, a body corporate under the name and style of “The Mahaska County Build ing and Loan Association,” with its principal filace of transacting business at said city of Oska oosa, lowa ; that the general nature of the busi ness to be transacted by said Association Is to raise money to be loaned to the members of the Association for ase in buying lots or hoases and in building and repairing houses, and to lacill tate the accumulation, borre».ng, and redemp tion of capital in the manner and upon the terms and conditions prescribed by the By-Laws of the Association that the amount of capital stock au thorized Is Three Hundred Thousand Dollars, to be paid in at the times aud on the terms and conditions prescribed by the By-Laws of the As sociation ; that said corporation commenced on the first day of June, A. D , 1872; and is to contin ue for a term not to exceed ten years from said date ; that the officers by whom the affairs of said corporation are to be conducted, are nine Direct ors, together with such other officers as they may from time to time elect or appoint in pursu ance of the By-laws, said Directors to be elected on the first Monday of October in each year; that the highest amount of indebtedness or liability to which such corporation ehall at any one time be subject shall not exceed five thousand dollars, and that the private property of the members of Association shall be exempt from the corporate debts. D. A. HUKST, 48 w 4 President. NOTICE TO RUPTURED SOLDIERS. An Act to provide for furnishing Trusses to disabled Soldiers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States in Congiess as sembled, That every soldier of the Union Army who was ruptured while in the line of duty, dur ing the late war for the suppression of the rebel lion, shall be entitled to receive a single or doub le truss of such style as may be designated by the Surgeon General of the United States Army as the beet suited for sucu disability. Sec. 2. The application for such truss shall be made by the ruptured soldier to an examining surgeon for pensions, whose duty it shall be to examine such applicant, and for every such applicant, fonnd to have a rupture or hernia, shall prepare and forward to the Surgeon General an application for such truss, without charge to the soldier. Sec. 3. That the Surgeon General of the Uni ted States Army is hereDy authorized and direct ed to purchase and procure the number of trus ses which may be required for distribution to such disabled soldiers, at a price not greater than the same are sold to the trade at wholesale ; and the cost of the same shall be paid, up jn the re quisition of the Surgeon General, out of any mon eys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved May 28, 1872. Extract prom beport op a board op mkdical OPFICERS CONVENED TO EXAMINE SAMPLES OP TRUSSES. * * * * “The Board is of the opin “ion that the above principles (viz, those which “belong to a proper truss) are best carried out by “the Truss, samples of which were submitted by “Messrs. Bartlett, Butman & Parker of Chicago, “and by the well known Chase's truss (made t>y “several firms) * * * * * These “patterns are therefore recommended by the “Board, as those best adapted in their opinion “for the purposes indicated in the Act or Con “gress, entitled ‘an Act to provide for furnishing “Trusses, etc” ” WAR DEPARTMENT, Surgeon General's Oppice. Washington, D. C., July 11. 1872. The above recommendation of the Board of Medical Officers with regard to Trusses is ap proved, and any person entitled under the Act te receive a Truss will be furnished with either of the patterns of Truss recommended by the Board, as he may select,. The proof that a soldier was ruptured in the line of duty will consist of the fact that he is re ceiving a pension, either wholly or in part on ac count of the rupture—or of evidence sufficient to procure such pension. Blank forms for applications for trusses will be furnished from the Surgeon General's Office, and by examining surgeons for pensions. J. K. BARNES, 46w3 Surgeon General U. S. Army. NURSERIES. A, S. NICHOLS. H. SNOWDEN, W. S. EDGAR. OSULOOSA MJBSEH. Located near Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa, lowa. The Proprietors wish to call the attention of the people ot this and adjoining counties to their very large stock of APPLE TREES AND Evergreens, In fact all Trees and Shrubs grown in the North west. Our varieties are of the most approved sorts and of extra fine growth. We feel confident that we can make it to the interest of all those wishing to PLANT 00T ORCHARDS, to purchase their trees of us, rather than give their orders to foreign nurseries, because they are &rown on like soil THEY ARE BETTER TREES, lev aro CHEAPER, they are at HOME. We will take pleasure in showing our stock to all who wish to purchase. NO TROUBLE TO SHOW OUR TREES So come along any time. We guarantee all trees TRUE TO NAME! And offer at retail aa follows : •00,000 Apple, 3,3, end 4 yra old, Are* M 5 • feet, *IO,OO per 100. 10.000 Evercreene 4 to • ft 70 eta each. ** S ft BO ** “ 3 ft ss * All other stock at reduced rates. Liberal* die. count to dealers and agents. Send for price list <8 A. B, yiCHOIE Sc CO. |_*a 1* . **nioproprlsto» (LaU/J MANN’S BOP PILLS warrants I w w that they break ofcllls and fever, I FIVEI * AMI Mrue, *o. They cure the I ana dieeaee and reetore the strength I FOR SALE, WANTED, LOST, &o honse and corner lot, near col hl iow rh« rct .' in uor D»-west part or town, will SMITtT f ? r caßh - Enquire of HENRY SMITH, at Douglass A Watts’ hardware store, tf, aad two lots In the eon Ih- Snnare P Winh£™i.l y '. Withln fonr blocks of the square. Mill be sold at a bargain and on long time. Inquire at the Natlonalgtat". * and the „ ,~? p i r “ j'. a "ffbt colored shawl, with small hole burned in one side. The finder will return to Herald office, or SAML. L. DEWEESE Oskaloosa. 4,; ’ FARM FOB SALE,—I offer for sale very low ip/ *»«*». consisting of 164)4 acres, lying in the edge of Harrison Tp., three miles from Os- Thoi'fV). 011 *^ e Eddy villa road. Good story ana wnnrt V~ me h 2 UBe > five T °om» below, good cellar, barn ' 30x4 8, well finished. Good Sluias **“• *°- a ly JOSEPH CARPENTER. Domestic woolen goodJJ - each as CASSIMERES, SATINETTS, JEANS FLANNELS, BLANKETS, STOCKING YARN. SINGLE YARN, Etc., Etc. made of GENUINE IOWA WOOL without COTTON OR SHODDY. are sold by SIEBEL & CO., OSKALOOSA CITY Woolen and Flouring Mills. at the Lowest Possible Prices. CUSTOM WORK. CARDING, SPINNING AND CLOTH DRESSING. GRINDING OF WHEAT, CORN, RYE, AND BUCKWAEAT is done Promptly and with Dispatch. The Highest Market Prick In CASH will be paid for WOOL GRAIN. 88m4 GIFT ENTERPRISE. ggg^ Principal Office 101 W. Firth St., Cincinnati, O. The only reliable Gift Enterprise in the country. $50,000 00 In Valuable Gifts! To be dietfibnted in Li. D. SHVETS 157th Regular .Monthly Grift Enterprise, To be Drawn Monday , Sept. 9fA 1872. one Grand Capital of $5,000 in GOLD! Greenbacks. One Family Carriages and Matched Hor ses with Silver Mounted Harness, wcrth SISOO. 1 Horse and buggy, with silver mounted harness, harness, worth S6OO. One fine-toned Rosewood Piano, worth SSOO. 5 Family Sewing Machines, worth SIOO each 700 Gold and Silver Lever Hunting Watches (in all) worth from S2O to S3OO each ! Ladies Gold Leontinc and Gents' Gold Vest Chains, Solid and Double-Plated Silver Table and Teaspoons. Photograph Albums, Jewelry, &c. Number of Gifts 6.000 ! Tickets limited to 50,000 agents wanted to sell tick. ETS, to whom Liberal Premiums will be paid. Single Tickets $1; six tickets $5 ; twelve tick ets $lO ; Twenty-five S2O. Circulars containing a full list of prizes, a de scription of the manner of drawing, and other in formation in reference to the distribution, will be sent to any one ordering them. All letters must be addressed to L. D. SINE, Box S 6. Office 101 W. Fifth St. Cincinnati. O. NEW ADVERTISEMEMTS. nOLTKGIATE AND COMMERCIAL INSTITUTE, New Haven, Conn. Preparatory to College, Business, Scientific Schools, U. S. Military and Naval Academies Fall session, 86th year, begins Sept. 13. For Catalogue, address Gen. WM. H. Russell, Prin'l Brilliant Colors ond Best Black in Six Cord Thread. J. & P. COATS’ =BXZST= SIX CORD IN ALL NUMBERS From No. 8, to 100 inclusive. FOR Hand and Machine Sewing. QfljSSfifiifoN haM & c£ ADSUSTKR^OFCUAIHS For Insolvents and Bankrupts IH^EONARI^T^jKY^rORK References of highest character. Send for Circu lar^ >i Reject all violent Purgatives- They rum the tone of the bowels and weaken the digestion, Tarrant’s Effervescent Seltzer A 5: erient is urea by rational people as a means of relieving all de rangements of the stomach, liver and intestines, because It removes obstmctlons without pain and imparts vigor to the organs which it purifies and regulates. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. WANTED!! Twelve energetic men to travel. $5 to $lO a Day. and all expenses guaranteed. Address F R. REINHOLD, Burlington, lowa. I IMII I Itching or Ulcerated piles ILr J- a \J \J V that Dxßino's Pile R*m / XDTfailsJto cure. It is prepared expressly to cure the piles, and nothing else. Sold by all Druggists. Price SI.OO. ORGANIC LAW 0F THE SIXES,— Conditions which impair vitality—positive and negative electricity—proof that Hie la evolved without union—effect of tobacco—influence of flah and phosphoric diet—modern treatment of peluie diseases, stricture and varlecole, and ar rest of development; ten lectures to his private surgical class, by EDWARD H. DIXON, M D , 42 Fifth Avenue, N. Y., 64 pages; 86 cents. “Every lfne from the pen of Dr. Dixoa is of great value to the whole human race.”— Horace ureelty. ItOR TO tioo per WEEK made easy „T by any lady. 20,00 U sold in six months The most wonderfully rapid selling article ever invented for married or single laoies’ use, No female caa do withont It. Durable, elegant, cheap, and what has always been wanted, and al ways will. Profits large. Rights for sale. Lady agents can make fortunes. Standard article*.-- Circulars free. Address Mrs. MORGAN; 142 Ful ton Street, N. Y. P. O. Box 2438. • Piano Co., N Y. PKJCB, WAQft t No Agsnls. Circulars Pns.wai9Ui AGENTS WANTB».-Agents make more Ai money at work for aa than at anything else. Buslnesslignt and permanent. Particulars free. Q. HTiFjqk, Fine Art Publishers, Pefllind Me.