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The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald.
PUBLISHED KVBKT THURSDAY BY LEIGHTON A NEEDIIAM. W H. Neadham. H. C. Lttfhtom. W * "* " OPFic* In “Herald Block." over Post Office. TEEMS.-42.00 a Year in Advance. ” CITY DIRECTORY. WM. T. SMITJT, M»y° r -: W. N. BUCHANAN. Marehal liNDLY. Treasurer V'' kKT I Y JOHNSON. Solicitor J. K * L k L 7nK KBLLY. Recorder....... K w H DUKE. let Ward. D. 11 LkSEUK. 2nd Ward B. M. BKATr\, w HUKBT . X wta B *.-giiSwiSi .»■ * wilijams ~ MABOWIO. Ti». ir« iraK L< 1 t'i. A. F. 4A. M Stated comwuuicatlo.. Friday each fall mow*. J M JONKS, W. M. U. C. LEIGHTON, SeC y. ■ yipy LODGE, No. Iftfi, A. F. and A. M, — A * s-.aicd communication Monday evening before the full moon. H It KKNDIO, W. M W. K. GKEKNLE, Sec y. HIKAM CH APTER. No. t—Stated communi cation!’ Wednesday eveninex before full moon W. M. WELLS, 11. P. II K. KEN DIG, Soc’y, DK PAY K N S COM MA N DERY, K. T.. No. 6. Stat.-<! eummiincicationa Tuesday evenings before full moon. !>. A. HOFFMAN, K. C. M. T. WILLIAMS, Recorder. Transient brethren of any degree invited to meet with ns. 1. O. O. K. MAHASKA LODGE. NO. lf>, I. O. O. F. REGULAR MEETING, SATURDAY Evening of each week. Brethren visiting the city are invited to meet with us. J. O. MOORMAN, N. G., HAM. DUKE. Sec. nl* Commercial lodge, no. its, I. o. o. f. hold* its regular meeting*every Wednes day evening Brothers visiting the city are invited to meet with u*. C. A. BEARDSLEY K. O, GKO. W. ROUSE, Scc'y. 3. t vSKALOOSA ENCAMPMENT, No. IS, I. O. U O. F„ meets Ist and 3d Monday nights in each month. SAMUEL MCWILLIAMS, C. I*. R. G. PIKE, Scribe. ODD FELLOW’S PROTECTIVE ASSOCIA TION of Oskaloosa, meets regularly every 3d Thursday in each month. The Brothers are invited to meot. E. BACII, Sec’y. J. A. YOUNG, Pres’t. HOTELS. Madison house. M. J. PALMER, Oskaloosa,lowa. S LEMMONS HOUSE IN NEW HANDS. 1 have purchased this hotel with a design of milking it a comfortable and pleasant one. lam aware of Its reputation, yet feel confident that my 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. 2fl. H. J.LUICK. Cddyvllle. PHOTOGRAPHY. WARRINGTON, PHOTOGRAPHER, has re moved his Picture Gaily to his new rooms west of the Square. He has the best light in the city. All styles of pictures taken and good work guar auted In all cases. Terms reasonable. 20 A. W. WARRINGTON. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. ROBT. KIBBICK. ATTORNEY ATLAW aud Notary Public. Oskaloosa. lowa. Office with Seevcrs <& Cutts. in Union Block, north side of Public Square, up stairs. Willjgive special attention to collections, probate business, aud conveyancing. Will prac tice ic all the Courts of the State. n23tf. W _ 8. KEN WORTHY, . ATTORNEY AT LAW, New Sharon, lowa. n<2. w. w. UASKcnn. l ▲. scott. Haskell & scott. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa. Office upstairs iu the Old Court House, north west corner of Public Square. n4O-tl VT T. WILLIAMS, iVL. ATTORNEY AT LAW, and Notary Pub lic, Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Street's Block, room recently occupied byCouuty Judge. 37 JRA J. ALDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, lowa City, lowa. (Successor to Judge W E Miller,) nlfi-tf Davenport, * bolton, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa. Omen, on the west side of the Public Square, In the room recently occupied by Z. T. Fisher. n9yl _ / yHARLES J. DODD, \j ATTORNEY AT LAW, Peoria, lowa. Special attention given to the collection of claims. Business attended to promptly. 28 a so. w. LirrsßTY. i. ski.lv Johnson. LAFFERTY & JOHNSON. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Union Block, North aide of the Pub -lic Square, up stairs. 47 W. a. SBKVKKS. M. I. CUTTS. Servers a cutts, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Union Block, lu room recently occupied by Soever* & Williams. u2l J. A. L. CKOOK II AM, H. W OLKASON. C "I HOOK HAM A GLEASON. j ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Notaries Public and Government Claim Agents. Will practice In the several Courts of the State. Collections promptly attended to. Office over National State Bank, Oskaloosa, lowa. n 33 JOHN r. LACK?. W. K. SBIPUISD. Lacey a shepherd, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, and GOVERN MENT CLAIM AGENTS. Prompt attention given to collections. Probate business will re ceive careful attention, Business attended to lin the U. S. and State Courts. Office over tne National State Bank. Oskaloosa. lowa. 21 PHYSICIAN 9 A SURGEONS. El H. CAMERON, PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, ACCOUCHEUR, OCULIST AND AUKIST. Office in Herald Block ever Kelner’s Store. Entrance next door to Post Office. May be consulted Irom 10 to 12 a. m., and Ito4p. m. Cases requiring surgical aid will en deavor to report on Mondays. Fridays from 2to 4 p. m. dev 'ted to those In indigent circumstan ces, free Of charge. 43 WL. McALLISTER, . PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON, New Sharon, lowa. nBS^ VTcThUNTSMANTm. D. D. A. HURST, M. D. XI UNTSMAN A HURST, PHYSICIANS A SURGEONS, Oskaloosa, lowa. Special attention given to the Practice of Surgery. Office four doors east of north-east corner of public square. 32 DR. D. A. HOFFMAN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Oskalooaa, lowa. Office over N. Dcdge's Boot and Shoe store. Residence on Maiy street, three blocks east of the public square. n2l T H. WILEY, M. D., Office and residence Cor el . ner of Liberty and Lafayette sta., Oskaloosa, lowa. Speciatattention paid to the treatment of Catarrh, Eye and Ear, Cancer, Scrofula and all Chronic Diseases aud Diseases of Females. Dr. W T . bas effected many cures of Chronic cases which other physicians had pronounced hopeless. Certificates of such can be shown to those inter ested. Country business promptly attended to. Ilm6 E. CHAMBERLIN. A. M., M. D., will at • tend i%ifesslonal 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 duo when the patient is dismissed. Capt. Evans is collector of my unsettled ac counts of the six years previous to Dec. 1, 1871. Let his visit be final so that there will be no addi tional expense. Office at Drvg Store and at residence one block north. Oskaloosa Station. lowa. 13tf JL, COFFIN, M. D., Homeopathic Physician, • Oskaloosa, lowa. Office on Main street, south-east corner of public square, 4 uoors east ; Residence, corner of Marion aud Main streets, 1 block north Baptist church. Office hours from toil a. m., from 12>4 to 2 and 7to 9 p, m. Country business promptly attended to. Rkpsickncics B C Maine, MD, Portage City, Wis ; Ex Gov T Lewis, Columbus. Vli : Hon Alex Mitchell, M C. Milwaukee, Wis ; O T Palm er. M D. lowa City, lowa ; a C Barry, D D Racine Wis; O F Newell, MD, Waterford, Wis ; Rev N Woodworth. Principal of Rochester Institute ; T J Patcbin, M D, Fou Du Lac, Wis ; Hon Wm B Smith, Ex StaUTreasurer, Fox Lake, Wis ; Hon Geo Bremucr,Union Grove. Wis. 4-ly SAVINGS JJANK. UNION SAVINGS BANK OSKALOOSA, IOWA Money Loaned, Notes Discounted, Government Bonds, Gold. Silver and Sight Drafts on the Prin cipal Cities of the United States and Europe bought and sold. Also passage tickets to and from all the principal cities in Europe. Interest allowed on deposit* ot one dollar and upwards. Revenue stamps for sale. Office hours irom 9a. in to 4 p. m. E. H. GIBBS, Pres. H. L. GIBBS. Vice Pres. ISRAEL M GIBBS. Jr.. Cash. DENTISTS. U Surgeon Dentist. Office West Sid* of th« Public Square, over Kimball a Co. Nitrous Oxide Oft* ad ■ TVWfVT ministered in the extrac tion of teeth. nlO-tf J^FFICE. Read the following aud remember that dr. l. d. rounds will make, fill M»d exlract u>eth just aa cheap as any other first chum dentist in the cltv, and war rant satisfaction. Office over Brown's Mlliinery u lore Union Block, North side of Public Square, Oskaloosa. lowa.-Htgn of teeth chewing at foot f r lairs. b 25. BAKERIES. STEAM BAKERY, IN UNO WLTONS BLOCK, SOUTH SIDE OF THE SQUARE, Where we keep the best BKBA.D, piaa, OAKJfiS, CRACKERS* foreign and Domestic Fruitt, Cfctuoua. Oranges, Dates, and all kinds of Can oed Fruits Warm MeaU at aU hourt through tht daf. FRRBU OYSTERS, By the Cau or by th« Diah ** W. B. VKRisi, I The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald. Volume 22. Number 50. f OSKAi-OOSA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22,1872. j Established July 1850. LIVERY. Downing a mcmulmn, a co., CITY LIVERY AND BUS LINE. Oskaloosa, lowa. JEWELER. -o O H. CHAPMAN, O. WATCHMAKER J\.M a "j KWKLEU. South side Public Square. Oskaloosa. lowa. 20tf. MILLINERY. URN* TOMLINSON A CO. J£EBF MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS, make Dresses, aud everything else generally | made iu a MILLINERS AND DRESS MAKERS SHOP, POT UP SWITCHES, CURLS, AC., North east corner Public Square, ONE ALL) ON J ; » IOWA. HAIRDRESSING. LADIES’ HAIR GOODS, S. E. Corner Square, Oskaloosa, lowa. MISS MINDA LARSU again call* the attention of ladies to her stock of Hair Good*, Chignons, Switshcs, Braid*, Curls, &c., made to order Irom the very best imported Human Hair, and in the latest style, imitation goods *o closely resemb ling real hair a* to answer it* purpose for those who desire a less expensive article of ornamental hair goods. Hair Jewelry of any dcsigu made from hair relics of departed friends, and finished in the most artistic manner at the very lowest prices. Orders from a distance lor this kind of work or hair goods of any description will receive prompt attention. Can fill any order with due notice. An apprentice girl wanted, for terms apply to S. E. corner Square, Oskaloosa, lowa. 27 PAINU'EIIS. J. W. BEACH, BOOSE aJSIGMINTEB! GLAZING, PAINTING, GRAINING, PAPER HANGING, KALSOMINKING, ETC. ALL WORK WAItHANTKD Shop and residence opposite High School Building, Address P. O. Box 89. 27 CITY PAINT SHOP. S. PERRY, Has fitted up the shop formerly occupied by George Acomb, a few doors south of the south west corner of the square, and Is prepared to exe cute all kinds of HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING. ORAININO AND rAPKR UANOINO, In first-class style, on short notice and the most reasonable terms ■ n3l CIGAR MANUEACTORY. Cigar Manufactory. 1 desire to say to lovers of GOOD CIGARS, that I keep constantly on hand, of my own MANUFACTURE, A supply of all the grades in market, ana at as fair prices as can be afforded in the city. 1 buy mv tobacco in Eastern markets and am ready at all times to vouch for its quality. Det’ers supplied at WHOLESALE RATES. 1 have aa immense stock of PIPES OF EVERY OENCKIPTIO CIGAR HOLDERS, TOBACCO POUCHES, BOXES, &c. Call and examine my stock, east side public square, .2d door south of Madison House, Oska loona lowa. 2i FRED. BECKMAN. PLANING MILL. Oskaloosa Planing Mill. Comer of High and Madison Sts., OSKALOOSA. - - IOWA. H. Snyder & Co, MAUFACTURBRB OF SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, WINDOW AND DOORFRAMES MOULDINGS, &c., Planing, re sawing, scroll-sawing, etc., done or. short netice. All orders will receive prompt Attention. Job work done to order. Corn-shelling done at all times. n22tf PHOTOGRAPHY. J. J. MERRILL, PHOiOGKAPHERI Oskaloosa, lowa, Keep* constantly on hand a good assortment of WALNUT AND ROSEWOOD OVAL FRAMES. Photographs and Gems taken in the best of style aud guaranteed satisfactory. Also Old Picture* of every description cop ied to Nuit. 27 Street’s Block, west side square. REAL ESTATE AGENCIES. W. BURNSIDE & CO., CENTRAL IOWA REAL ESTATE AGENCY. AID DKALKBB 111 WESTERN LANDS. Office In County Recorder’s Offlco, Oskaloosa, • - . * - lowa We have the only Set of Abstracts fer Mahaska Co., and arc prepared to furnish Abstracts of Title to any Land or City Property in the Co. Special attention given to paying Taxes in this State. n9-tf JOHR 9. LACIT. WM. I. IHIFHIBD. LACEY & SHEPHERD’S JAND AGENCY. We have on ear hooka a large number FARMS, AND NO USEB IN TOWN. Also many thousand acres of WILD LAND. It youhave Real Estate to sell, or wish to buy Sive us a call. We pay taxes in any part of the late. Conveyancing done u2l G. W. LAFFERTY, J. KELLY JOHNSON, Attorney at Law Attorney at Law, and and Notary Pnblic. Notary Public, Oskaloosa. lowa. Oskaloosa, lowa. LAFFERTY k JOHNSON, Real Estate Agents Will buy and sell Real Estate on commission, examine titles, and do Conveyancing of every de scription. We already have a good assortment of City and country property on our books, but dosire to Increase our 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 al>ove firm, and late o the firm of Needham A Laffertv. is also an author iredagentfor the collection of Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, *c. From his long experlance 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 or I enslona also collect ed. nU* ■STATION HiiY. SNIDER & HOLMES DKALKRS IH MVkKT DESCRIPTION OF PAPER, PRINTING INK, CARD STOCK, —AMD— ENVELOPES. 103 N. Second 5t.,.. .St. Louis. ■AMUFACTUBK&a OF THB franklin and fair grove CELEBRATED BOOK AND NEWS PAPER 47-tf LUMBER YARDS. Lumber Yard! WRAY & SON. DXALKBS IN ALL KINDS OF LUMBER, SHINGLES, LA rn, Keep constantly on hand a full assortment of DOORS , dk NASD, DRESSED SIDING, VEILING AND FLOORING. FENCING, SHEETING, BARN BOARDS, PALING. JOIST, SCANTLING , AND FRAME TIMBERS, FINISHING LUMBER, ETC., ETC-, ETC. if you wish anything in our line give us a call and examine our stock and prices. fcjgP’Lumber delivered to all parts of the city fi’ee of charge. Office on west High fltreef, one door cast of City Mansion. n4Btt. ISAAC KALBACH & SON DSALEHS IN PINE LUMBER keep constantly on hand a full assortment of Finishing Boards, Dressed Sid ing, Flooring And Ceil ing, Fencing, Common Boards, Sheet ing, Pailing, - Joist and SCANTLING FRAME TIMBERS, Shingles, Lath, Doors, SasTi. We have on hand the largest stock in the city, and invite all wishinganythiug in our line to call OUR PRICKS WILL BE FOUND REASONABLE Lumber delivered in city free of charge. CSr“Office a few block* south-west of Soimro. jaV In addition to the above wc call attention to our Lumber Yard at New .Sharon, where we keep constantly on hand nil article* above mentioned, and at Oskaloosa prices. nS9 tf. D. H. LeSUER, Dealer in ZLj B TT ZEI JS/L JB X IE T JOISTS, FENCING, SHINGLES, STOCK BOARDS, PICKETS, DOORS, L S A A T S H H ETC., ETC. Thanklul for past favors, I respectful y solicit a share of patronage. Office and Yard corner of Perry and Liberty Streets. JjCMBER DELIVERED TO ANY PART OF Oskaloosa, April 14. 1872. n 33 DRUGS. C. B. GRUWELL’S DRUB AND PAINT STORE, PURE DRUGS, CHEHIK ALS, JTIEDI CIWKB, FINE 7 OILLT SOAPS, BRUSHES < 071 IIS, &<’. Perfumery ii great variety. Pure Wines and Liquors forHedlelnal Purposes. Physician** Prescriptions carefully Compounded. MIXED PAINTS (’OI.O Its. PURE LEADS, IIINIiIIAL PAINTS, VAKHSIIKS. PUTTY, LINSEED OIL. Glass of Every Size. n&O West High Street. Oskaloosa. lowa. Db. G. N. Bkkculek. J. V. BBKrnLXB. BEECHLER BROS., Successors to Dr. 8. K. Khinehart. Dialers in PURE DRUGS! Oils of all kinds, C'hcmi cal*, all kinds of Fancy and Common Toi et Soaps, Per fumery of Ameri can, English and French manufacture*, llairOU*, Pom ades. Cosmetlque*. Combs, Hair, Cloth, Tooth aud Hand Hrusboe in great profusion. Lamp Chimneys, Family Dyes, Pocket Hooks of every description, Pens, Inks, Stationery, a complete assortment oi Toilet Powders, Rouge Infant Powder. Putt* and Puli'Box is, Tooth Powder and Paste Barber*’ Soap. Shaving Boxes and Bursites, Hand Mir rors of American and French plate glass, Cigars of the very choicest brand*, a full line of Druggists’* sundries of the very choicest grades. Our stock Is complete. We buy for cosh and defy competi tion in quali ty and price. We keep a large stoc k of pa tent MEDICINES! We keep, in fact, everything usually kept in a FIRST CLASS DRUG STORE. Wo purchase our goods of the beet drug houses on the Continent, and are willing to war rant to be aa represented every thing that leavee oar store. Call and see ns at the Drug Store MADISON HOUSE, BAHT SIDE OF SQUABS. ÜBBOHUCB BROS. LIVE AND LET LIVE. A Farm Ballad. BY JOHN H. YATES. Well I Farmer Smith has lost hie wheat, his sheds aud mammoth baru ; Hi* little sou with one small match, burnt up the whole concern ; I'll tell you, wife, he’ll feel It sore; a man on money bent Can't stand up under sucli a load, when not in sured a cent. I don’t know as 1 pity him ; 1 call it a great sin To hoard the harvests of three years in spacious baru aud bit. ; I can't feel pity Tor a man who double locks his door. And stops his ears to all the cries that come up from the poor. I like to see economy ; I like to see men save And lay up something for their kin when they are in the grave ; But you aud 1 know very well, from what we both have seen, There is a line which, when ’tis crosst, a man gets to be mean. When wheat wa» sixteen shillings— a price that paid us well— Smith said, “I’ll wait for twenty, I vow, before I’ll sell.” Then, when it reached that figure, he said to me one noon, , “I guess I’ll hold it longer, ’twill be three dollars soon.” lie held it, and he ran in debt for things to wear and eat ; When merchants dunnod him, he would say, “wait till I sell my wheat,;’’ Soon that old tunc got fiddled out and men began to sue. And he began to borrow to pay accounts long due. When Smith goes oil to buy a thing he spins around the town, And tries with all his might and main the price to banter down ; When he has anything to sell ’tis priceless In his eyes, And he must have the highest mark—the lowest when he buys. “Live and let live” arc golden words ; this other motto to, “Do unto others as you’d wish that they would do to you If Smith had done as they command he would not have to-day, The ashes of three harvests to load and draw away. W.fe ! if you take a berry and dry it in the sun, 'Twill shrivel up till it takes two make the size of one ; So a man in grasping grain so shrivels up his soul That ’twill ne'er expand again while life’s years o’er him roll. God bless the farmers of our land ! They are not all like him Who walks around that smouldering pile, now, in the twilight dim: Living on God’s broad acres, their souls expand and grow • Their ears arc ever open to tales of want and woe. God bless the men, where’er they are. In country or in town, Who do not think it life’s great work to crowd their neighbors down ; This world would better, better be, this life would pleasure give, If every man who toils to live would let his broth er live. A WIDOW RICAUDE. A Leaffrom a Detective’s Portfolio. Sitting in tht; front office one morn ing, engaged in perusing the Chica go papers, I heard the chiefs bell tinkle rather excitedly. The ser geant answered it. ‘Send Morse to me,’ next reached my ear through the half open door. Before the sergeant could repeat the order, I had passed him and was by the side of the chief. ‘Sit down, Mr. Morse,’ he said, as he continued making some notes in the register. 1 obeyed, and anxiously waited his commands. ‘I have a singular case be’ore me this morning,’ he began ‘and I am about to try your ingenuity to unrav el it.’ My expectation was aroused. ‘Oil the 20th of last mouth the Hon Mr. F gave a ball at his mansion iu Michigan avanue, which was at tended by all of the elite of the city.’ ‘I remember it' I said. •Do you remember what occurred there?’ ‘Almost every lady in the room lost some article of jewelry,’ I re plied. ‘Exactly ; for which no one could account, as the party was mostly se lect, and it would have been an out vage to have suspected any one pres ent of stealing in such a wholesale manner.’ I acknowledged the justice of his remarks. The chief continued. ‘On the 12th of the month a grand Dromenade concert was given at the Academy of Music, and the same thing occurred. This would not seem so singular, as there was plen ty of opportunity for the professional pick pockets; but the remarkable feature is that no gentlemen, were robbed, but all who suffered were la dies.’ ‘This is, indeed, singular,’ I re plied. ‘Perhaps,’ responded the chief, in a dubious tone. ‘Now for the last event. Yesterday morning, as you probably heard, Mr. W. was wed ded to the daughter of Mr. Geo. F., at St. John’s church. The assem blage was large, and, of course, com posed largely of the ton. The bride received the congratulations of her numerous friends aud left the church, but had not reached the carriage when she discovered that one of her bracelets were gone. A search was immediately made in the church, but it was nowhere to be seen. Then came another and another cry from various parties—all ladies—who had lost one or another article of jew r elry, with an an occasional portmonnaie.’ I was greatly excited. ‘What urc your conclusions?’ I asked. ‘I would first have heard yours,’ said the chief, looking at me olosely, as though to test my penetration : I reflected a moment aud could form hut one opinion. ‘There must he some person,’ said I, ‘figuring at present in fashionable society, who is a second Babbington in the lifting profession/ ‘A very proper conclusion,* said the chief, smiling at my simplicity. ‘But let us deteimine something. For instance, is it a man or a wo man ?’ ‘Most likely a woman,’ I remarked, ‘as none but women suffer from the thief’s adroit practice,’ ‘That would bo the first conclu sion,’ said the chief; ‘but on the oth er hand, a man might perform the deed, confining his practice to fe males only, to throw the blame up on them.’ ‘You now have the particulars,’ continued the chief. I give you one week to solve the mystery, and bring the adopt to justice. Here is a list of the principal loosers. You can take your own course as to the plan you will follow. Good morning. I knew that this case had been placed in my hands as a test of my skill, and I resolved, if within the hands of ingenuity, to compass it. It wa* a most singular case, occurring as it did in the heart and center of society. It was impossible to ac cuse any body on suspicion; there must be proof positive before a word could be uttered. How was it to be obtained? *.m * . I sat dowß and thought seriously laying out my plans, as I grasped eaoh point ot the case. Then I rose to act. —Dressing myself in the very highth of fashion, I hired a carriage, and drove to the house of the Hon. Mr. , I found him at home, and stating my vocation and purposes was admitted into the library. ‘I fear you have assumed a futile task, Mr. Morse,’ he paid when we were seated 1 expressed my convictions of suc cess. ‘How do you intend lo proceede ?’ he asked. I remarked that I should be gov erned by circumstances, handed me a complete list, which he had ob tained from his lady. I ran my eye over the column with eager interest. Many of the persons I knew person ally or by reputation. They were principally married men aud their families. One name —a lady’s—com menced to make an impression on my mind. I had never heard ot her, and —though it was a hazardous move —I ventured to ask who she was. ‘Oh,’ said Mr. G , ‘Madame Ricaude—she is an old friend. I knew her husband when I was coun cil at Paris. He was second inten dent of police, and died during my term. She is an American lady with birth, whom he fell in love with on a visit to Paris with her father, |a Boston merchant. She is very beau tiful and amiable.” This disarmed me, for I knew an other question would give offense, and his report was perfectly satisfac tory. I next asked the names of a few persons who had lost jewelry. He marked the mames on a paper. I then took my leave with many ex pectations of good will and hopefc of success of the honoarble gentle man. My next visit was to the residence of one of the ladies who had been a victim to the mysterious pickpock et. Mrs. M., With whom 1 was ac quainted, received me kindly, and eagerly gave all the information in her power. Her loss was a large diamond breastpin of great value, of which she gave me a concise dis cretion, also a gold locket taken from her eldest daughter, containing the portrait of her deceased husband. By her kindness I was introduced to several others who had lost various other articles in the way of brooches, earings, necklaces, etc. Some of these had been lost at the academy ; others at the wedding of St. John’s church. Having obtained this information, I sat down to consider, and found myself about as wise as when I commenced. —One of the ladies had lost a bracelet at the first mentioned hall, and had loaned me a fellow to it. This being almost my only clue I resolved to work on it. Taking a list of all the pawnbro kers iu the city, I visited each one and made a thorough inventory of their recent jewelry receipts, but could find nothing to match my bracelet, nor accord with my de scription of the other articles lost. What was to be done next? 1 asked myself this question, as I was seated in my office, after my long, fruitless search. In a moment I was in the carriage again and off lo Mrs. M ’s. ‘What! have you gained a clue al ready ?’ she exclaimed as I entered hastily. ‘Not yet,’ 1 replied. ‘But all is not lost that’s missing. Tell me,’ I added, ‘who gives the next grand conversuzoine in your circle?’ ‘Mrs. Kiwood.’ ‘When?’ ‘To morrow evening.’ ‘Can you get me a billet d'entree?' ‘Certainly ?’ ‘Then procure it immediately for Mr. De Clair, a Georgia planter of your acquaintance. If Clara, your daughter, would play my chaperone, it would he better for our scheme.’ Miss Clara was a gay, rolicking girl ofnineteen, with black eyes and a merry, laughing mouth, was espec ially fond of adventures, aud being let into the secret gave her ready as sent to accept my protection—for the evening only—as the play-bills say. The next morning I received a special card of invitation to attend Mrs. Ell wood’s soiree in Thirteenth street. At the proper hour I handed Miss Clara from her carriage in front of her house, aud led her into the grand reception room, I had got myself up in tremendous style. I was supposed to be deter mined to make a hit —whether I did it or not will appear in time—l am rfraid that if asked, I could not have sold the use of jewelry I wore. Cer tain it was that I had plenty of it— rings in abundance—not exactly in taste —hut like my watch chain, belt ed across my vest and a large seal dangling across my fob —all spuri ous—they were my batts, which I had thrown out as an angler throws out a single line, with a dozen hooks at the end of it. That was my cash capital upon which I would win my fortune ot success. If there was a pickpocket there I was determined he should have a fair chance at it, though like the angler referred to, if lie bit at the bait he would find a hook in it, for every article was fas tened with a secret steel chain. The pleasure of the evening pro ceeded, I was introduced to several young ladies and gentlemen ot con genial temperament, and as I con versed, apparently unconscious ot any purpose, I scanned carefully each individual of the company. ‘Clara!’ iu a whisper. ‘What, Mr. La Clair ?’ ‘Who is that singular looking lady in the center of the groop by the window ?’ ‘Why do you think her singular looking?’ asked Clara M., iu a tone of surprise. ‘Because she is so.’ I replied. Her face is pale almost to gastliness. except one little spot where she paiuts, while her black eyes dauoe about like meters, and herraveu hair seems liko an ebony coffin revaiiing a dead face. She is dressed in mourn ing, and she is (he most gay aud fas cinating person in the room.’ Clara almost held her breath while I gave this discription, and with her hand on my arm, and a blank ex pression on her face, t:he said: ‘You don’t think— ’ ‘Who is she?’ I repeated quickly. ‘Madame Ricaude, of Paris.’ ‘Madame Ricaude !’ 1 murmured to myself. ‘The friend of Hon. Air. F—, the widow of the Assistant In ternment of the Frouoh Police, — Umph!’ ‘Don’t you think her very hand some?’ asked Clara. ‘Yes as a vulcauized do Medicus. Introduced me.’ Something in my manner must have impressed my fair Chaperone with the idea of an adventure, for the introduction was made with evi dent, embarrassment on her part, and she lingered close by, gazing into tho face of Madame Ricaude And myself with an air of puzzled cu riosity. 1 As my enquiring glanoe met that of Madame Ricaude, I thought I de tected something like a start —it was not perceptable—a. mere shrinking of the pupil of the eye, a double pal pitation of the heart, as she seemed to render my vocation at a glance and felt a flash of fear. Thus may, however, have been the result of my own conviction. She was dressed in what is termed second mourning, consisting of black stained skirt with flounces trimed and embroardered with green leaflets, a pink bodice, cut low in the neck, and bordered with dark velvet. The sleeves were exceedingly wide, with loose while under-sleeves. iShe wore no oruameuts save plain breast pin, and a solitary diamond ring upon her little finger. Making this scrutiny at a glauce— during which she seemed to have done with me—l summoned all my resources, and at once began an at tack in Frenoh. She seemed pleased at my addressing her iu that lan guage, and whether the rest were ignorant of the tonge, or from what cause I know not, we soon found ourselves alone. The fair widow seemed quite lively, and had it not been from her white, ghostly, ex pressionless lace, she would have been handsome indeed. But added to this, there was a wild, feverish fire ever burning in her black, dazzling eyes, which at every varying emo tion seemed to throw off sparks like that of hardened steel when smitten. W e soon became quite intimate, and I was on the point of asking her to take a promenade in the garden, and had just turned my head to look at Miss M., when I heard a slight click, and felt a gentle pull about my waist. I did not start, for I almost expected it; hut looking around carelessly I met the cold features and firey eyes of Madame Ricaude turned upon me, and I thought I could perceive a purpling hugh rip ling beneath the surlace of her pale 6kin, like the wave of a lake. I did uot look down; fortuately it was not necessary, for Madame Ricaude’s back was toward a pier mirror, and as I glanced into it I beheld my watch chain hanging from my vest pocket. One side of it bad been cut. I was now convinced. The mys terious adept at pocket picking, who had thrown the creme de la creme of Chicago into a fit of excitement, and made them fear to appear in public with sheir jewelry—the being who had caused each one of the ‘first cir cle’ to instruct the honesty of the other—stood before me. Yet how was I to proceede; it would not do to arrest her on the spot. Mrs. Elm wood would never forgive me for the scan dal it would create, and then the whole company would loose their enjoyment. I was in a delirium and as one of the young lady’s friends approached. I made my obeisance aud turned away. As I walked toward Miss Clara, her moth er intercepted me, and asked what prospect; was there any suspicious person in the company. ‘Several, madame,’ I replied with moek gravity. ‘Gracious me ! who are they ?’ ‘Mr. Le Clair, whom you intro duced,’! replied laughing. ‘No jesting,’ she replied. Have you learned auything ?’ I put my hand down to show h<-r my cut watch chain, but—it was gone. The fish had run away with bait hook and all. ‘My dear Mrs. M.,* said I, ‘give your-self no uneasinesss; you will loose no more jewelry after to-night. Permit me to speak a word to Clara.’ Hastening to the side of my fair chaprone 1 whispered: ‘Can you be discreet?’ ‘As wisdom,’ she said, smiling. ‘And play a part?’ ‘Like a great actress.’ ‘Then invite Madame Ricaude to promenade on tho rear piazza—the night is beautiful, and from there stray into the garden, and take a po sition near the gate which opens into the next street. Keep her engaged, aud be astonished at nothing that occurs.* Clara arched her brows under standing^. I next strode carelessly into the hall, opened the front door and looked out. Raising my finger, the driver of my own carriage ap proached. It is almost needless to state that he was a policeman in dis guise. ‘What luck?’ he said. ‘Good. Drive down to narrow stteet, skirting the house, and stop at the garden gate.’ The house was situated at the corner of a narrow street, with a high brick wall extending from the rear to the next house. This wall screened the little flower garden and contained a little gate tor the use of the serv ants. When I returned to the drawing room Clara and Madame Ricaude were absent. I found them in the garden plucking some flowers and I joined them, making some casual compliments. As soon as I was with them Clara started off for the house. Madame was about to follew when I quickly arrested her. ‘Madame Ricaude, you are my prisoner !* ‘What do you mean, sir?’ she gasped recoiling from me^ ‘That I arrest you for a thief. When you next steal a detective’s watch chain, you should be more ex pert-’ As I spoke I opened the gate, and revailed the carriage and policeman. ‘Come!’ The sight made her cower before me I then told her that her whole career was known to me; that if she would go peaceably she might save much shame and disgrace. She hes itated for a moment, and then draw ing herself up proudly, she said : ‘I will go with you, but you had better beware when I have proved the acquisitions false.’ I assisted her in the carriage, and taking a seat opposite, we were whirled rapidly away toward the of fice. Although the hour was late, I found the iuduslrious old chief up. He smiled graciously as I led in my beautiful prisoner, and narrated the incidents connected with her arrest. She was, of course, searched, but nothing wus found until, on turning up the wide sleeves of her bodice, we cod a number of secrets, iu one ot which was found my watch chain. She evidently had not commenced her operations ot the evening. The next day Madam Richard’s residence was searched, and nearly all the missing property recovered. Her house was a rare depository ot jew elry of every kind and estimate. Upon oouviction she confessed that she first learned the art ot theft from her husband, who was accus tomed to show her each new scheme ot villainy that was revealed to him ia connection with the Paris police. The ring before noticed had a spring diamond knife for a setting, which would easily strike through any gold ligature, and she was thus easily able to seoure her prize. She pleaded that poverty was the cause of her crime, as prior to the death of her husband she had lived honestly. She suffered a slight penalty, on condi tion that she would leave the coun try. — Ethine Brandie. . PRESIDENTIAL CONTisTS. A Brief Review of Themfrom Washington to Grant. Those who take an interest in Presidential electiouw from Wash ington to Grant, will find a brief re view of them below. The purity of the ancient order of things with us, and the general quiet in the early contests, except when the election of Jefferson was thrown into the house and Burr made Vice President, the new era of Mouroe, all contrast strangely with the turbulence, which from time to time has since prevail ed. Five periods of our political histo ry are thus summed up : 1. The Washingtonian or Feder al period of twelve years, including the administration of Washington and John Adams, ending in 1800. 2. The Jefferson or old Republi can, period of twenty years, embrac ing Jefferson, Madison and the firßt four years of Monroe, ending in 1820. 3. Eight years from tho second election of Monroe to the first elec tion of Jackson, ending in 1828. 4. The stormy Democratic period of thirty-two years, from Jackson to Lincoln, ending in 1860. 5. The period of the Republican party of twelve years, from Lincoln to the present day. WABIIINGTON—EIGHT YEARS. 1796— T11E FIRST PARTY CONTEST. The total electoral vote cast was 13V ; Adams received 71 ; Jefferson received 67. A narrow escape for Adams not withstanding the support he received from Washington’s administration. The results were the election ot Ad ams as President and Jefferson as Vice President. 1800— SECOND CONTEST —ADAMS AND JEFFERSON. Jefferson, 73 ; Burr, 73 ; Adams, 65 ; Pinckney, 64 ; John Jay, 1. There being a tie between Jeffer son and Burr, the election was car ried into the house. Jefferson be came President and Burr Vico Pres ident. 1804— THE CHANGE IN THE CONSTITU- TION. In this contest the Republican can didates were Jefferson and George Clinton, of New York. The Feder alists nominated Charles C. Pinck ney, of South Carolina, for Presi dent, and Rufus King, of New York, for Vice President. The vote was as follows : For the Republican tick et, 162 ; lor the Federal ticket, 24. 1808 FIEST ELECTION OF MADISON. For Madison, 122 ; for Pinckney, 47. Geo. Clinton, (113 votes) was, with Madison, elected Vice Presi dent. 1812— madison’s second election. President—Republican ticket, Madison, 128 ; Federal ticket, De Witt Clinton, 89. Vice President—Republican ticket Gerry, 131 ; Federal ticket, Inger soll, *B6. 1816 —EIEST ELECTION OF MONBOB. James Monroe, for President, and Daniel D. Tompkins, of New York, for Vice President, were elected by 183 electoral votes, against 34 for Rufus King, the Federal candidate for President, these 34 votes being distributed among several candi dates. 1820— monroe’s second election. MMonroe was re-elected President by every electoral vote save one, and Tompkins was re-elected Vice Pres ident by 218 against 14. 1824. The last Congressional Presidential nominating caucus was held this year, and it was in favor of Crawford, but it was a signal failure. The Presidential candidates were Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Ad ams, and Henry Clay, and the votes were thus divided : Jackson, 99 ; Adams, 84 : Crawford, 41 ; Clav, 37. The election was thrown into the house. On the first ballot Adams elected, having received the votes of thirteen States against Jackson Beven and Crawford four. 1828— JACKSON AGAINST ADAMS. Jackson in this election was tri umphantly elected, his electoral vote being 178 to 83 for Adams. 1832— jackson’s second election. For President—Andrew Jackson, Democratic, 216 ; Henry Clay, Na tional Republican, 49 ; John Floyd, South Carolina vote, 11; William Wirt, anti-mason, 1. 1836— VAN bueen’s ELECTION. Martin Van Buren, Democrat, 170; W. H. Harrison, Opposition, 73 ; Hugh L. White, Opposition, 26; Daniel Webster, (Massachusetts vote) 14 ; W. P. Mangum, (8. Caro lina vote) 11. Col. Richard M. Johnson, of Ky., with Van Buren, was run for Vice President, as the regular Democratic nominee. The election of Vice Pres ident was carried to the Senate, where Johnson wps chosen—John son, 33 votes ; Francis Granger, of New York, 16. 1840—The result of the electoral vote was : For Harrison, 234 ; for Van Buren, 60. 1844— DEFEAT OF lIENUY CLAY. For Polk and Dallas, 170 ; for Clay and Frelinghuysen, 105. With the 36 electoral votes of New Yoik, given Clay, (and the 15,000 Abolition Whigs, could have given him the State by 10,000 majority,) Clay would have been President. 1848— ELECTION OF GEN. TAYI.OB. For Taylor aud Fillmore, 163 , for Cass and Butler, of Ky., 127. Here, with the transfer of the 36 votes of New York from Taylor to Cass, the result would have been the opposite. 1852 —ELECTION OF PIERCE. 1852 resulted in giving Pierce the electoral vote of all the States, ex cept Vermont and Massachusetts in the north, and Kentucky aud Tennes see in the south. 1856 —ELECTION OF BUCHANAN. Buohanan and Breckinridge, Dem ocrats, 170 ; Fremont and Dayton, Republicans, 112 : Fillmore and Don elson, 8. Fremont carried all the northern States, except California, New Jer sey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illi nois ; Buohanan all the southern States, except Maryland, which was carried by Fillmore. It was Fill more, however, as a third candidate in the north, who carried off the bal auce of power from Fremont and elected Buchauan. IB6O —ELECTION OF LINCOLN. In this eleotion all the northern or free States were oarried by Linooln, except New Jersey, whioh was oar ried by a fusion. Of the southern or slave States Douglass oarried Mis- souri and 13ell carried Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. All the other States were carried by Breck inridge. Thus, by the divisions of the opposition elements, Lincoln was triumphantly elected, while against the combined opposition popular vote he was in a majority of 947,000. 1864— TUK SECOND ELECTION OF LIN COLN, For McClellan—New Jersey, Del aware, and Kentucky. For Lincoln —all the rent. Lincoln's majority on the popular v-ote was 411,000. 1868— election of gkn. grant. For Grant and Colfax, 213 ; for Seymour and Blair, 80. Ihe popular v«He for Grant was 309,000. And he carried twenty-six States against eight for Seymour, lhree States—Texas, Mississippi, and \ irginia—not being reconstruct ed, took no part in the election. WHAT C.IA. DANA THOUGHT OF GEN. GRANT BRFORE HE WAS REFUSED THE CUSTOM HOUSE. It is well known that Dana, of the Sun , was an abject toady and flatter er of General Grant until he discov ered that the President would not appoint him collector of New York. Dana has been trying to get the post for years past—he wrote to Mr. Ray mond about it; he has been begging and praying for it at all times and in all sorts of places without intermis sion. But General Grant knew that he was an improper man for the place, and he refused to give it to him. Upon this, Dana became the habitual slanderer and libeller that he now is. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey he dare not show his face—in New York he will not be much better off when the last of the corrupt judges are gone, and justice is once more accessible to the pub lic. The way in which Dana uniformly spoke of General Grant when he still hoped to extort a lucrative office from him, may be illustrated by the following extracts: MATCH HIM. IVibute to Gen. V. S, Grant, written by Charles A, Dana, oj the Sun, An honest man—a man without preteme. Modest, but brave—though silent, full of sense; His highest fancies are substantial facts, And his best thoughts translate themselves in acts. No fogs of doubt obstruct his steady gaze, No vain, dim shadow, looming through the haze. But all stands out clear, sharp and well defined Before the earnest challenge of his mind— A mind that. In the beginning, sees the ends. Explores, compares, weighs, gauges, compre hends. And with a force resistless as the tides, Shapes to results whatever it decides ; A clear, cold brain, well-balanced and compact, That iu to day’s discerns to-morrow’s act, And fruitful in resource, to all its needs Measures the succor that must come iu deeds ; A calm and lofty courage that can cope 'With direst perils, hoping against hope ; Patience that tires not, and an iron will, Tenacious, stubborn, and persistent still. That naught can swerve from its one grand de sign To fight It out and conquer—"on this line From even disaster wresting full success. As in the conflicts of "The Wilderness And making all things to his purpose bend, Till Appomattox brings the glorious end, Such are the trails that mark our chosen man Note him, O world, "and match him if you can - ” [From the Sun, Friday, May, 22,1868.] Grant’s name is doubtless a tower of sterngth to the Republicans, for he has a firm and abiding hold upon the confidence of the people, irre spective of parties. From the hour when, amid the thickest gloom of the war, the victory ofDonelson revived the drooping spirits of those who were struggling to preserve the Uni on, he has had a lodgment iu the popular heart, from which neither calumny, nor clamor, nor prejudice, nor faction has been able to drive him. Though calculating political leaders may have averted their faces away from him, the unselfish senti meut of the nation has never hesita ted to regard him as the soldier to whose genius, skill, and firmness are due in large measure the salvation of the Republic. Since the close of the war his conduct in the discharge oi difficult and delicate trusts has con vinced reflecting minds that he is a wise and prudent counsellor, not prone to extreme views, but moder ate and conciliatory in his policy, and, while clothed with almost auto matic powers over a conquered and prostrate section of the country, so exercising his authority that no citi zen has felt the undue pressure of his hand. Throughout this turbulent and trying period he has been scru pulously observant of the laws, nev er seeking to evade their require ments, but always striving to fulfil their injunctions in the spirit of an urbane and considerate magistrate. [From Dana’s life of Gen. Grant.] It hardly admits of a question that his training was better adapted to fit him (Grant) for statesmanship than that afforded by most of the higher grades of colleges in this oountry. The Academy at West Point not on ly thoroughly tests and trains the intellectual faculties, but its routine of studies embraces law in its appli cation to the ruling of States, the his tory of nations, political economy, and the general scienoe of civil gov ernment. He passed the severe or deal of the Academy with great cred it * * * He “has had seven years’ discipline in one of the greatest schools of modern times, wherein he has been constantly en gaged in dealing with some of the most intricate concerns, political and military, ever intrusted to the care of a civilian or a soldier. He is certainly entitled to a place in that class of public men of whom Franklin, Knox, Jackson, Taylor and Lincoln were illustrious types. * * His enlightened counsels—the actual service he rendered in regard to civ il, social, legal, and financial matters of unprecedented character and tran ■cendental importance, effecting the interests of large populations and the destinies of powerful Slates—prove that he possesses abilities and attain ments that entitle him to a place among the wise and prudent states men of the country. There are many lowa Democrats who “can’t eat crow.” The Mai com Gazette publishes this card : Mr. .Editor : As there is no pa per in our county, reflecting our polit icial views, we wish, through your paper, to inform the things which meet in conclave, in Malcolm, to-day, that we are not and never wished to be classed with them, claiming to be of old simon pure Democratic stock. We want to inform the nincompoops that none but gentleman stand by principles. T. W. Townsend, Darby Ensor, F. P. Morrison, Thomas Ensor, George Burns, Lew Ensor, W. Stephenson, Charles Adams, Bob Gray, IL B. Royoe, Sr., Daniel Burns, Wm. Dedge, Amos Clark, Malcom l July 27th, 1872. A correspondent sends the Poultry Bulletin the following cure for ohiok en cholera: Two ounces alum, two ounces rosin, two ounces oopperas, two ounces lao snlpher, two ounces cay enne pepper; pulverize, then mix three tahlespoonful of powder with one quart oorn meal, ana dampen for use. The quantity is sufficient for several fowls, and may be used ei ther aB a preventive or cure. For the first it should be used onoe or twioe a week. The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald. 18 BT KAB 188 East Advertising Medium in Cskaloora having a wkkkly Circulation or 3,000 c 0,.i« k Most ol which are to persons in Mah*»ki. County OtIB VACILITIKb VO& BOOK AND JOB WOBli, Are as good as the demands of the niac. v il. ° U ae rates VARIETIES. Ocular punishment—Eye lashes. ler A Pmart thing— A mustard plas- Motto for the tea merchant—Hon est tea is the best policy, If a man wants to sleep hard he must take a soft bed. The modest man will not p:u:t«le his own excellence lest he should ut fend. ' V h>' if the early grass like a pen knilc Localise the spring lu-uihh out the lil .dcs. (/lows and blackbirds are tin Lr t vest birds that fly—they ucve. show the while feather. The difference between October and November is, that while with October leaves fall, with November the fall leaves. A furniture mau is said to be the laziest member of society, because he keeps chairs and lounges about all day. The most striking difference be tween a fool andj a looking glass is, that the fool speaks without reflect ing, and the looking-glass reflects without speaking. A western man at a prayer meet ing said, somewhat enviously, ‘Broth er Lawson can sing better than I can, but by the grace of Heaven I can fid dle his shirt 031’ George, asked a teacher of a sun day-school class, ’‘who above all others shall you wish first to see when you go to Heaven ?” With a face brightening up with anticipa tion, the little fellow shouted “Ger liah!” Artemus Ward was on a slow Cal ifornia train, and he went to the con ductor and suggested that the cow catcher was on the wrong end of the train; for, said he, “You will never overtake a cow, you know, but if you’ put it on the other end, it might be useful, for now there’s nothin’ on earth to bender a cow walkin’ right in and bittin’ the folks !’ A party of men, animatedly en gaged in discussing politics before an up-town store the other morn ing, attracted the attention of an aged agriculturalist. “There’s some thin the matter here,” he observed to his wife. And drawing up his team, he lightly shouted to a consumptive individual on the outskirts, “What’s afoot?” “Twelve inches,” was the sadonic reply. The aged agricult uralist drove on. Sib Toby reports the case of a good little boy whoso parents en eouraged his habit of early retiring by permitting him to take cake to bed with him. One evening he as tonished his affectionate mother by the following prayer: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, If I should die before I wake, Give sister Jennie my piece of cake. A correspondent of a Baltimore paper wants to kuow why marriages and death notices should be paid for? For the best of reasons: one is an an advertisement of courtship and the other is a notice of dissolution. Business is business. An advertisement in a western pa per informs the public that hoard for the summer can be obtained “at e large and shady brick gentleman’s residence in the country.” THE POLE KAT. My friend did you ever examinthe fragrant pole kat clusly ? I guess not, they are a kritter who won’t bear examining with a micro scope. They are beautiful beings, but oh ! how desceptive. Their habits are phew, but unique. They are called pole kats bekause it is not konvenient tew kill them with a klub, but with a pole, and the longer the pole the more convenient. Writers on natural history disagree about the right length of the pole to be used, and I would suggest that the pole be about 365 feet, espeshiiy if the wind is in favor of the pole kat. When a pole kat is suddenly wal loped with a log pole, the fust thing he she or it duz iz, to embalm the air for meany miles in diameter with an akrimonious olilactory refreshment which permeates the etherial flewid with an entirely original smell. The smell iz less popular in the fashionable world than lubins extract but the day may cum when it will be bottled up, like musk, and sold for cents per bottle; bottles small at that. One pole kat in a township is en uff espeshiiy if the wind changes once in a while. A pole kat’s skin iz worth 2 dollars in market, after it is skinned, but it is worth $3.50 to skin it. This iz one way to make 12 shill ings in a wet day. A GREAT TREE-PLANTING CON TRACT. Mr. S. T. Kelsey, of Pomona, Kan sas, is certainly the king of American tree-planters. Besides the immense plantations he has made at Ottawa and Pomona, amounting to many thousands of acres, he has a contract with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Co. to plant along the line of its road a one-quarter seotion of every ten miles, from Hutchinson the west line of the State, the dis tance being in the neighborhood of three hundred miles. He has eight years in which to accomplish the work. Mr. Kelsey is to furnish the stock, plant and care for it. For his services the road deeds to him a sec tion of land at each point of planting, the one-quarter section to form a part of it, and to be his property. While this, in time, will be a fortune for Mr. Kelsey, the railroad company will be the greatest gainers by the enter prise, for it will add millions to the value of its remaining lands. It will also be a blessing to the whole coun try of the great plains in demonstrat ing, if successful, what varieties of trees do best upon it, the period nec essary to produce a remunerative forest, the increased value of farms having timber lots, and the best methods of planting and cultivating forest trees. It will also stimulate the thousands who are settling up the plains to beautify and develop the resources of that immense country, and make it attractive and inviting dwelling-place.— Ex. A northern Democratic paper tell with muoh glee, the following : “A smart lad in San Antonion, Texas, recently took his stand by the side of a blind organ-grinder, and hat in hand solicited alms. When his tile was nearly filled by the sympathetio bystanders he walked off, leaving the , organist, grinding away utterly ig norant of the whole transaction.” If that paper had tried, conld not have given a better illustration than this of the use the Democratic party is now making of Greeley its candi date for the Presidency.