Tne Weekly Oskaloosa Herald.
PUBLIBHBD HVBBY THURSDAY BY
LEIGHTON & NEEDHAM.
Orric* iu ‘Herald Block,” overPo*t D«ce.
TBEMS.-42.00 a Year in Advance.
GEO. 11. BAUGH.
Mayor CORNELIUS McCAHTY.
Mumbai W, A. LINDLY.
Treasurer KBLLY JOHNSON.
Solicitor GKO. K. LEE.
V. JAMBS O’CAIN.
Street luui Thcstk**.
v . M . P GIVENS. L. K. DUTTON.
J* l c WM MATTISON, W. U. WKAY.
*; , ‘‘d‘ " B. K. I’KKDUB, D. A. HUKBT.
,v J. H. GKKK.N, F. L. DOWNING.
BAPTIST H.— Bey. J. F. Childs. Pas
tor Servicer at 10*4 a. m., and 7* p. m. Sun
day School!>a. m. Frayei meeting,Thuredayeven
lDaL* B CHURCH—Rev. C. B. Clark, Faetor.
Service* at 10# a. m„ and 1 p. m. Sunday
School, 2 p. m. Prayer meetings, Thursday eve
-11 *SIMPSON CHARGE—<M. B.) Rev. O. L. Staf
ford Paator. Services at 10>4 a. m..and 7p.m.
Sunday School at 2 t>.m. Prayer Meetings Tbure
d iv evenin':*.
CONORSNATIONAL CHURCH.-Rev. J. E.
S’lowdeu, Pastor, service* at 10H a. m. and 7 p.
m. Sunday School at IS# p. in. Prayer
metinirs, "'’bnreday evenings.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. — Corner
or ilarr son and Monroe Streets. 11. S. Snod
grass. Pastor. Regular servlcesatll a. m. and
r # p. m. Sunday School 9# a. m.
CUMBERLAND. P RESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH. —Service on Mondays
at 10:30 a. m., and T:80 p. m. ; Thursdays ai 7.30 p.
m. Sunday school at 12:15 p. m. James Alien,
UN l VERSALIST SOCIETY. —No regular servi
ces. Sabbath school at 3p. m.
CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Elder B. W.
Johnson. Pastor. Services at 10#
7p. m. Sunday School m. Prayer meeting,
V P. CHURCH.—Rev. R. A. McAyael,
Pastor. Service* 10# a. m. and 7p. m. Sunday
School 9# a. m. Prayer meeting, Thursday even
rigs, at 7 p. m.
SECOND M. E. CHURCH (Colored).-Rev.
——— Pastor. Services every Sabbath at 10#
a. m. Sunday School at 3# p. m.
FRIENDS MEETING.—Corner of Monroe and
Hiirli streets. On Ist and 4th days of theweek, at
10 a. m.: on lstday at 7p. m. Sabbath Schoolim
mediately after services on Ist daT moraine.
rrtlt-iLUXINAR LODGE, No. 18, A. F. &A. M
J Stated communication Friday evening on or
before each full mooo. C. U. PHBLPd S W. M*
T. il. Green, Sec'y.
HI RAM CHAPTER, No. 6.—Stated communi
cations Wednesday evenings before full
moon. 11. R. KKNDIG, H. P.
E. Bakkk, Sec’y.
Oskaloosa council, r. & s. m., no. 7,
meets at Masonic llall on first Monday even
ing in each month.
H. HOWARD. T. I. M.
R. P. Bacon, Recorder.
I'VE PA YEN'S COMMANDERY, K. T„ No. 6.
\J Stated communcications second Tuesday
evening in each month. 11. C. LEIGHTON, K. C.
John H. Perky, Recorder.
Transient brethren of any degree invited to
meet with us.
L 0.0. F.
Mahaska lodge, no. io, l o. o. f.
REGULAR MEETING, SATURDAY
Evening of each week. Brethren visiting the city
are Invited to meet with us. GRIBR
W. B. Ingels, Sec. n l*
Commercial lodge. No. i28,i.0. o. f.
meets in the third story of No. 6, Union
Biocd, every Wednesday evening. Brothers visit
ing thecity are invited to meet with us.
CUAS. BcATTNKR, N. G.
Frank Kelly, Sec'y. 3 -
Oskaloosa encampment. No. is, i. o.
O. F.. meets Ist and 8d Monday nights in
each month. HAM DUKE, C. P.
A. Fceulincee, Scribe
Beacon lodge, no. sol i. o. o. f., meeu
every Saturday night. Vieitiug brethren
J. W. BOWEN, N. G.
S. W. Jones, Sec’y.
ODD FELLOW'S PROTECTIVE ASSOCIA
TION of Oskaloosa, meets regularly every
Ju Thursday in each month. The Brothers are
invited to meet. D. SHKIVER, Pres’t.
E. Baca, Sec’y.
I. O. G. T.
OSKALOOSA LODGE, NO. OOO.—The subordin
ate Lodge of this order, meets every Mon
day evening in old Masonic Hall, over First Nat
lonal State Bank. Fegrec Lodge meets every
evening of each month. Mem
ber- of the order visiting in the city are cordially
invited to meet with us.
Wm. R. Lacey, W. C. T.
Wm. P. Hellings, W. Sec y.
FIR : COMPANIES.
No. 1. The regular meetings are held on first
Wednesday of each month. at’:3o p. m,
M. W. Edson, Foreman.
W. W. Douglass, Secy.
No. 2. The regular meetings are held on the
first Tuesday night in '.very month, at 730 p.
m. Kd. Stew Ann, Foreman.
Fred Hedger, Secy.
No. 3. The regular meetings are held on the
let and 3d Thursdays of every month at 7:30 p. m.
Frank Harvey, Foreman.
Frank Lindsey. Secy.
LIVERY AND BUS LINK.—For the beet liv
ery iD town call at tte Bashaw or City Liv
ery of Downing, McMuiiin ACo Omnibuses to
and from all truing on Central and D. V. R. R’s. 22
attorneys at law.
JOHN A. HOFF viAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, and NOTARY
FUBLIC, North Bide puolic «quare, Oskaloosa,
L. H. HOLE, U. lIILLIS,
Oskaloosa, lowa. New Sharon, lowa.
Hole & niLLis,
Orkalooea and New Sharon, lowa. Prompt at
tention given to collections. Probate business
and conveyancing carefully attended to. Office,
up stairs. south-west coraerpublic square, Oeka
loosa, lowa, and with Dr. Page, New Sharon
r. x uivturoai. ira w. akderboh.
Davenport a anderson,
attorn kys-at-la w,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office over Frankel, Bach A
Co's bank. Collections made a specialty. Busi
ness attended to in all the courts of the State.
BOLTON A McCOY,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Exchange Block,
o er Vernon's store. Business attended to inail
the courts, and conveyancing and collections
promptly attended to. 28tl
(A W. RICK,
And Solicitor of American and-Euopean Pat
ents. Office. No, 1420 F. Street, near Treasury
building, Washington, D. C. Practice In the Su
preme, Court of the United States, Court of
Claims and Courts of the District of Columbia.
Business before any of the Executive Depart
ments of the Government promptly attended to.
Patents obtained in Wash ington. London, Paris,
Brassels, Vienna, and St. Petersburg, 33m6.
JOHN F. LACEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, and GOVERN
MENT CLAIM AGENT. Prompt attention giv
en tocollections. Probate business will receive
careful attention. Business attended to in the
U. S. and State Courts. Offlceoverthe National
State Bank, Oskaloosa, lowa. 19
OC. G. PHILLIPS—ATTORNEY AT LAW,
COLLECTING A REAL ESTATE AG’T,
Oikaloosa, lowa. Office, over Phelps & Gould's
Boot and shoe store, south side of square. n16v23
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW and Notary Public.
Osaaloosa. lowa. Office with Seevers A Cutte,
in Lnion Block, north side of Public Square, up
stairs. Will give special attention to collections,
probate business, and conveyancing. Will prac
lce in all the Courts of the State. n*2tf.
v' T.^Pn’olTr 8 ’ LIBTOH X'XILLEN.
Notary Public. Notary Public
tl/ILLIAMSA McMILLEN, * rnDlle -
W , attorneys-at-law,
O3lce on west side ol square, in Williams’ old
office, Street’s block. Oskaloosa. lowa. 21
. ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Herald B ock, over
T. K. Smith’s store.
w,w. HASKELL. L. A. SCOTT.
Haskell a scoty.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa,
omce upstairs in the Ph®nix Block, South side
of Public Square. n4O-tf
I RA J. ALDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, lowa City, lowa.
(Successor to Judge W £ Miller,)
• ao. W. LArrxBTT. /. KBLLT JOHNSOA'
[ AFFKRTY A JOHNSON.
W, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Oskaloosa, lowa,
r ln Union Block, North side of the Pub
c Square, up stairs. 47
khs a cuttk
ATTORN Rvwlk, .
Office in Union uir!tw^ T UAW, Oskaloosa, lowa.
0 y Seevers * William. roo,n recently occupied
t. A. L. CROOK HAX
and Government CUim N ° l «lea PubJ! :
the several Courts of the uTI, Wll lpractlc» In
promptly attended to. Office ow. Vi. Collections
Bank. Oskaloosa. lowa. ~er National State
PHYSICIANS A SURGEONS
WM. PULLER, M. D..
HOMCEOAPTHIC Phymi... .
Office Southeast comer of the square,. 1
Palmer s .ddsnand Residence on Mulu
south of the Christian church. 4a l,
Da. hurst, rr= =^S3s
. physician AND burgeon
Office on southisido of square o ver Dl.on*
Wilson’s Store, Oskaloosa.lowa! Ulxon A
C. HUNTSMAN, ' :
• PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
OaicrTTn High Street. 4th door east of Northeast
DR. D. A. HOFFMAN,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 0.k.i~».
jowa. Office In Khinehart’s new
side public sauare. Kesidenee •• £lss*
hree blocks east of the sonare. *
\IT L. CHAMBERLAIN, M. D!
fY. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
tAce with Dr. Cooltdge in National BUiefUak
ldlug, wne door out of Louis Pranks’ cigar
bory, Oskaloosa, lowa. * *
The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald.
Volume 24. Number 52. I
T. J. SHIPLEY & CO.,
S LEMMONS HOUSE IN NEW HANDS.
1 have purchased this hotel with a design of
making it a comfortable and pleasant one. lam
aware of its reputation, yet feel coafldentthat my
extended acquaintance will overcome it. The
honse will not be entirely refitted till spring
opens,yet lam prepared to entertain all who
may call,comfortably. Give me atrial.
36. H. J.LUICK.
FRANKEL,BACH & CO.
Will receive deposits, and transact a general
Banking. Exchangeand Collection business the
same as an incorporated bank.
Seven per cent interest allowed on deposits
left for six months.
Exchangeon>ll the principalcitieslu ne United
States, and on all cities of Europe lor sale in
sums to suit purchasers.
We pay the highest market price for Oskaloosa
C ity Orders,ana Mahaska County Warrants.
Collections will receive prompt attention.
We do a strictly legitimate banking business,
andgive the wants of customers special attention.
FRANKEL, BACH <8 CO.
Oskaloosa, Nov. 13. 1873. 101 y
M A Meets on the first Tuesday in each month,
at the office of Dr. Gruwell, at i o’clock p. m. A
By-law of the society reads as follows: “Any
member failing to attend a meeting for six
months loses bis membership. “Members are :
Drs. D. A. Ilurst, office on Main Street.
H. C. Huntsman, 44 High Street.
J. P. Gruwell. “ 4 * “
Wm Butler, »* “ “
D. H. Hare. 44 Main Street.
U. R. Page, office at New Sharon.
W. K. Chamberlin, office at Beacon.
W. L. McAllister, office at New Sharon.
W. L. Chamberlin, Sec’y, on Main Street.
-rvR. M - L - JACKSON,
1 7 Surgeon Dentist.
office in Exchangeißlock,
SwSfcovcr Draper A Gitford's
store. Nitrous Ox
i.l. i■administered in
the extraction of teeth.
ROUNDS & McCARTY,
villjperform all Dental operations as reasonable
as any otber first-class dentist* in Oskaloosa. and
warrant satisfaction. Office over Bacon Bros’
Store, south side of Square, Oskaloosa, la.
Vitalised air administered and teeth extracted
REAL ESTATE AGENCIES.
JOHN F. LACEY'S
We have on our book* a targe number of
Farms and Houses in Town.
Also many thousand acres of wild land. If you
have real estate to sell or wish to buy, give me a
call. We pay taxes in any part of the State. Con
veyancing done. 10
Examiner of Land Titles,
I have the only set of Abstracts in Mahaska Co.
TIME TRIED AND FIRE TESTED.
Total losses paid over eight million dollars.—
Caeh assets 1,738,921 98- Agency of the
Plffiiix Insurance Company
Twenty years one of the leading Agency Com
panies in the United States,
J. M. LOUGH RIDGE.
Justice of the Peace ami Insurance Agent,
30 Oskaloosa, lowa.
IIAWKINS & PARKER.
All styles of men’s and boys’ clothing
Cut and Made to Order.
All work warranted. A fine stock of piece
alwava on hand 11
Wells and Pumps and Wells-
lam prepared to make every man a well. Give
me your custom and save money.
Pumps and Wells and Pumps.
Special attention given to repairing pumps and
putting pumps Into deep wells. All orders left
at the office of J.H. Green A Co., will receive
33yl Henry Newton.
East High Street, two doors
east of Snyder’s planing mill.
Tbe undersigned will always be found ready to
accommodate all who may call on him. 1 am
prepared to make and repair
RlSes, Shotguns, Revolvers aud Pis
tols of all kinds on abort uotlee
and in good style, and at lower prices than has
ever been done in Oskaloosa. All work warrant
ed to be good. If you want to save money call
and see my work before yon engage elsewhere.
Shop and residence on High Street, one block
east of square. DAVID SHRIVKH.
I will also repair door locks and keys, file saws,
make patterns and models of all kinds. D. S. 20
E. E. TUCKER,
Grain and Seeds,
Hides, Pelts, Eggs.
Oskaloosa and New Sharon.
Warehouse opposite Central depot. Office at
Hide store, north of the square, Oskaloosa. Mr.
John W. Faxon will be found at Tucker's eleva
tor. New Sharon. 42
Osialon Plailw Mill.
Corner of High and Madison Sts.,
OSKALOOSA, • - * IOWA
U Bundy kM Me,
SASff ** ANUFACTDKBRa Of
FRAMT?r*£2 WAND door-
-hort notice. All £L r ?! 1 , : aaw,n K, «*-. done on
jentton. Job work j^ d« T ° pro “ pt At *
Done at aU times. 9
I desire to say to overs of
That I keep constantly on hand, of my
a full supply of
All the grades in the market,
and at a* fair price* as can be afforded in the city
I buy my tobacco in Eastern markets and am
ready at all times to vouch for its quality.
Dealers supplied at wholesale
I have an immense stock of
Cigar Holders and Pipes
of every description, also
Tobacco Pouches, Boxes, etc.
Can and examine my stock, east side public
square 2d door south ofMadison Honse, Oska
ea.lowa- FRED BECKMAN. 20
Mattison & Bro.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GLASS, LAMPS, LAMP-FIX-
TURES, POCKET AND
Have on hand a large stock of everything in our
line, in which, we do not propose to be under
Full set of granite ware,
U^^ =, 46 pieces, for ss.so._jgPlf]
of~Ntceglass table sets, 6 pieces, 50c to *1.50 at
T EAS T EAS T»
from the cheapest to the best.
Call and examine our stock and prices. Al! kind
of country produce taken in exchange
CASH PAID FOR BUTTER AND EGGS
High Street, West of Square.
33 MATTISON & BRO.
BACON & BRO.
Are now permanently located in.tb«tr new room
2d door east of H. l. Mi’s
Where they expect to keep a full line ol
Staple and Fancy
Fine Teas male a Speciality.
The increasing demands for the best brands of
Japan and Oolong Teas
have induced us to furnish a better article in
that line than is usually kept in west-
groceries. Our price of teas
range from4octe. to
f 1.50 per fi>
can be accommodated. We also have a great
variety of spices, jellies, canned goods,, etc. etc.
Remember the place is on the south
E. M. Beatty,
(Successor to Cyrus Beede.)
Is offering to the public a first-class stock of
Boots and Shoes.
Ladies’ Gaiters and Misses and
Laborers’ GAiTEßS—Bomething new.
LEATHER ail FINDW6S!
CUSTOM RnA rr 0 MADE TO
made DUV I 0 order.
For the next ninety days all goods will be aold
Very Low for Cash,
to make room for the fall stock. Consult your
own interests by giving me a trial.
Store on No rth side Square.
OSKALOOSA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1874.
J. C. HARRIN GTON’
Main Street, ntar Central depot.
200 PIANOS and ORGANS
New and Second-Hand, of F'lrat-cla**
maker*, will be sold at K.owe«t Price* for
cash, or on Installment*, or for rent, in City
or Country, during tbl* month, by
HOHAtIE WATERS A SON, No. 4SI
Broadway, than ever before offered in
New York. SPECIALITY; : rianoi
and Organ* to let until the rent money
pay* the price of the Instrument. Illus
trated Catalogue* mailed. A large dis
count to Minister*, Churches, Schools,
Lodges, etc. 43w4
Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness,
AND ALL THROAT DISEASES,
WELLS’ CARBOLIC TABLETS,
PUT UP ONLY IN BLUE BOXES.
TRIED AND SURE REMEDY.
Sold by Druggist*. 4
HAVE YOU TRIED
Weak, Nervous, Debilitated,
Are you so languid that any exertion requires
more of an effort than you feel capable of making?
Tnen try Jurubeba. the wonderlul tonic and in
vigorater, which acts so beneficially on the secre
tive organs, as to impart vigor to all the vital for
ces It is no alcoholic appetiser, which stimu
lates for a short time, only to let the sufferer
fall to a lower depth of misery, but it is a veg
etable tonic acting directly on the liver and
It regulates the bowels, quiets the nerves, and
gives such a healthy tone to the whole system
as to soon make the inyalid feel like a new per
Its operation is not violent, bvt is charactcr-
Ired by great gentleness, the patient experien
ces no sudden change, ho marked results, but
gradually his troubles
•‘Fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And silently steal away. 4 ’
This is no new and untried discovery, but has
been long need with wonderful medical results,
and Is pronounced by the highest medical au
thorities, “the most powerfnl tonic and altera
tive known.” Ask your druggist for it.
For sale by FULLER & FULLER.
48w4 Chicago, 111.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
ELIAS LYMAN, HENRYR. TRASK
Kewanee, Henry Co„ Ills. Oskaloosa. lowa.
Lyman & Trask.
Boots and Shoes
Gents’ FnrnisMng Goods,
West side square.
Having added a LARGE, and ENTIRE
LY NEW stock ot
Heady Made Clotbii!
Hats, Caps, and Gents’ Fur-
to our large stock ot Boots and Shoes, we
would cordially invite all to call and
examine our stock and prices. As
we are selling for
CAS.i ok its
we feel confident we can give you prices
that will please you. Call and see us
before purchasing. Respectfully,
LYMAN & TRASK.
Just opened, a new and com
plete stock of
Groceries, Provisions, etc.
A fall assortment of everything In oar line at
our new store room on
SOUTH SIDE OF SQUARE.
WE DEFY COMPETITION
as our goods were bought on
the market at the
LOWEST CASH PRICE!
Give us a call and we will try
and make it an object for
you to trade with us.
Remember the place, South
side square. ARCH FRONT.
Highest market price paid for
S. C. Purdy & Co.
price f list
S. C. PURDY & Co.,
No. 6, Pikenix Block, Oskaloosa,
Loaf sugar 7 lb for SIOO Extra C 9 lb for 100
Granulated 7J " 100 Golden C 9 “ 100
Powdered 7| “ 100 N O 9 “ 100
Standard ABJ “ 100 Dark Brown 11 “ 100
Circle A 8* lb for 100
Java O G lbs for $ 1 00
Klo, choice green do 1 00
Rio, choice gold B*4 do .. 100
Rio, choice good 3>4 do .... i 00
Rio, roasted 8 do 1 00
Rio, ground 4 do 1 00
English currants, choice, 101 b for fl 00
Black prunes, new, 6 lb for 100
Raisins, new, per box, $3.00 6 lb for 100
Raisins, loose muscatels 6 lb for l 00
Raisins, best valentia 7 lb for 100
Peaches, best halves 6lb lor 100
Peaches, Balt Lake 5 1b for 100
Peaches, California 4} lb for 100
Apples, beat N. Y 7 lb for 100
German mottled, fall weight, 12 bars for $ 1 00
Kirk's sterling 10 bars for 100
Pure Pearl atarce 12 lb tor 100
Bestfall wheat, made of white wln’r w’t V ak 2 0
Sno wfl&ke, made of Siberian and winterw’t 2 00
Beat XXX 1 75
Good XXX 150
Save your money by buying goods where you
can get them cheap.
Highest market price paid fa cash for country
W. H. WRAY,
DKALXB IN ALL KINDS ON
Doors, Sash, Ceiling and Floor
ing, Dressed Siding, Fencing,
Sheeting, Paling, Joists,
Barn Boards, Scantling
If you wieh anything in my line give me a call
and examine stock and prices.
Prices Leif as the Lowest;
Office on west High street, one door east
of St. James Hotel.
!) DEALER IN
SHINGLES AND LATH.
CIIGACO DOORS AND SASJ.
Will sell as
UP •sjao.qa iiiad. pav Xiaaqn J° Jbtwoo ‘tplY Soiavid Oitaoddo ’pasta
LOW AS THE LOWEST.
ISAAC KALBACH. JNO. A KALBACH.
I. KAIBACH * SON,
OSKALOOSA AND NEW SHARON,
Have on hand and are receiving a large stock cf the best grades
Minneapolis Pine Lumber.
PRICES AS:LOW AS THE LO n4
Uave you counted np the cost.
What is gained, and what is lost ?
Buy home-made goods, it is at least,
A great deal better than buying East
The undersigned pay the highest market price in
Keep for sale at
WHOLESASE and RETAIL
all kinds of home-made
Do all kinds of custom work as
CARDING, SPINNING, CLOTH
DRESSING and COLORING.
They pay the highest market price in cash for
Sell at the lowest prices
FLOUR AND FEED
WHOLESALE OR RETAIL-
Seibel Sc Co.,
Mrs. J. M. ORVIS,
Ladies 1 Furnishing; Goods.
Stock always full of Seasonable Goods.
49 Northeaet corner square, Oskaloosa.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS MARRIED,
The shell that once has learnedjto sing
The sweet song of the sea,
Never forgets the soughing notes
Of that deep symphony;
But ever from its winding throat
The lingering music sighs,
Soft as angel breath that bears
Thus through the spiral of the years,
As voices breathe from shells,
There come sweet notes of joy to day,
From distant marriage bells—
Sweet marriage bells, dear marriage bells,
That touch a chord so live,
It vibrates just as thrillingly,
Through circles twenty-five.
“The old is better,” bottled up,
As might be precious tears ;
The blushing heart-drops of the vine
Draw flavor from the years ;
And so to day you taste a cup,
AS husband and as wife,
Of eighteen hundred forty-nine.
The wine of wedded life.
It, too, grows richer as the years
Their sweets into it pour;
The flagon may hold less and less,
Its worth is more and more.
Oh, may this coil of wedded years
Still wind and wind away
Until this silver song becomes
A golden roundelay.
May this blest flagon ne’er be drained,
This wine of life drank up,
Until twenty-five years more
It fills a golaen cup.
BILL SMILEY AND THE WIDOW.
“Wife,” said Ed Wilbur, one
morning as he sat stirring his coffee
with one hand and holding a plum
cake with the other, and looked
across the table into the bright eyes
of hie little wife, “wouldn’t it be a
good joke to get Bachelor Bill Smi
ley to take Widow Watson to Rob
inson’s show next week ?”
“You can’t do it, Ed, hs would’nt
ask her, he’s so awfully shy. Why,
he came by here the other day when
I was hanging out the clothes, and
he looked over the fenoo and spoke,
but when be saw me shake out a
night gown he blushed and went
“I think I can manage it,” said Ed,
bnt I’ll have to lie just a little. But
then it would’nt do much barm un
der the circumstances, for I know
she likes him, and he dont dislike
her ; but, as you say, ho is so shy.
I’ll just go over to his place to bor
row some bags of him, and if I dont
bag him before I come back, then
dont kiss me for a week, Nellie.”
“So saying, Ed started, and while
he is mowing the fields, we will take
a look at Bill Smiley. He was rath
er a good looking fellow, though his
hair and whiskers showed some
grey hairs, and he wore a set of ar
tificial teeth. But every one said he
was a good soul, and so he was. He
had as good a hundred acre farm as
any in Norwich, with a new house
and everything comfortable, and it
he wanted a wife, many a trirl would
have jumped at the chance, like a
rooster on a grasshopper. But Bill
was so bashful—always was—and
w’hen Susan Berry bottle, whom he
was so sweet with, though he never
said boo to her, got married to old
Watson, he just drew in his head
like a mud turtle into its shell, and
there was no getting him out again,
though it had been noticed that
since Susan had become a widow
he had paid more attention to hit
clothes, and had been very regular
in his attendance at the church the
fair widow attended.
But here comes Ed Wilbur.
“Good morning Mr. Smiley.”
“Good morning Mr. Wilbur,
what’s the news your way ?”
“Oh, nothing particular, that I
know of,” said Ed, “only Old John
Robinson’s show that everybody is
talking about, and everybody and
his girl is going to. I was over to
old Sockriders last night, and I see
his son Gus has got a new buggy,
and was scrubbing up his harness,
and he has got that white-faced colt
of his as slick as a seal. I under
stand that he thinks of taking widow
Watson to the show. He’s been
hanging around there a good deal of
late, but I’d just cut him out, so I
would. Susan is a nice little woman
and deserves a better man than that
young pup of a fellow ; though I
would not blame her much either if
she likes him, for she must be awful
lonesome, and then she ha 9 to let
her farm out on shares and it is not
half worked, and no one else seems
to have spunk to speak up to her.
By jingo ! if I were a single man I’d
show you a trick or two.”
So saying, Ed borrowed some
bags and started for home to tell
Nellie whatiie had set in train.
About five o’clock that evening
they saw Bill go by with his horse
and buggy on his way to the wid
ow’s. He jogged along quietly,
thinking of the old singiDg school
days—and what a pretty girl Susan
was then, and wondering inwardly
if he would have the moral courage
now to talk up to her, until at a dis
tance of about a quarter ot a mile
from her house he came to a bridge,
over a large creek, and it so happen
ed that just as he reached the mid
dle of the bridge he gave a tremen
dous sneeze and blew his teeth out
of his mouth, and clear over the
dashboard, and striking on the
planks they rolled over the side of
the bridge and dropped into the wa
Words cannot do justice to poor
Bill or paint the expression of his
face as he sat there, completely
dumbfounded at that startling piece
ot ill luck. Alter a while he step
ped out of his buggy, aud getting
down on his hands and knees look
ed over into the water. Yes, there
they were at the bot’om, with a
crowd of little fishes rubbing their
noses against them. liis beautiful
teeth that had cost so much, and the
show coming on and no time to get
get another set, and the widow, and
Sockrider. Well, he must try and
get them somehow, and no time to
lose, for some one might come along
and ask him what he was fooling
along there for. He had no notion
of spoiling his good clothes by wad
ing in with them on, and beside, if
he did that he could not go to the
widow’s that night, so he took along
look up tho road to seo that no one
was in sight, and then quickly un
dressed himself, laying his clothes
in the buggy to keep them clean.
Then he ran down the bauk into the
icy cold water. His teeth did not
chatter in his bead, he only wished
they could. Quietly he waded
along so as not to stir up the mud,
and when he got to the right spot
he dropped under the water and
came up with his teeth in his hand,
and replaced them in his mouth.
But hark ! What noise is that ?
A wagon and a little dog barking
with all his might, and his horse is
“Whoa ! whoa ! you brute, stop 1”
Bat stop he would not, but went oft*
at a spanking pace with the unfortu
nate baohelor after him and the little
dog yelping after the bachelor. Bill
was certainly in good running cos
tame, bat though he strained every
nerve he oould not touoh the buggy
or reach the lines that were drag
ding on the ground.
After a while his plug hat shook
off the seat, and the hind wheel weut
over it, making it as flat as a pan
cake. Bill snatched it as he ran, aud
after jamming his fist into it, stuck
it, all dirty and rumpled, on his head.
And now he saw the widow’s house
on the hill, and what, oh what will
he do ! Then his eoat fell oat, he
slipped it on, and them making a
desperate plunge he clutched the
back of the seat and scrambled in,
and putting the buffalo robe over his
legs, stuffed the other things be
Now the horse happened to be
one that he had got of Squire Moore,
and he got it of the widow ; and the
animal took it into his head to stop
at her gate, which Bill had no pow
er to prevent, as he had not posses
sion of the lines, besides he was too
busy buttoning his coat up to his
chin to think of doing much else.
The widow heard the rattle of
the wheels, looked out, and seeing
that it was Smiley, and that he did
not offer to get out, she went to the
gate to see what he wanted, and
there she stood chatting, with her
white arms on the top ot the gate,
and her face right towards him,
while the cold ohills ran down his
shirtless back clear to his bare feet
beneath the boffalo robe, and the
water from his hair and the dust on
his hat had combined to make some
nice little streams of mud that came
trickling down his face. She asked
him to come in. No, he was in a
hurry, he said. Still he did not of
fer to go. He did not like to ask
her to pick up his reins for him, be
cause he did not know what excuse
to make for not doing it himself.
Then be looked down the road back
ot him, and saw a white-faced horse
coming, and at once surmised it was
that of Gus Sockrid:T. He resolv
to do or die, and hurriedly told his
errand. The widow would be de
lighted to go, ol course she would.
But would’ut he come in. Mo, he
was in a hurry, he said, had to go
on to Mr. Green’s place.
“Oh,” sail the widow, “you’re
going to Green’s, are you ? Why,
I was just going there myself to get
one of the girls to help me quilt
some. Just wait a second while I
get my bonnet and shawl, and I’ll
ride with you.” And away she
“Thunder and lightning 1” said
Bill, “what a fix !” and he hastily
clutched his pants from between his
feet, and was preparing to wriggle
into them, when a light wagon,
drawn by a white-faced horse, driv
ed by a boy, came along and stop
ped beside him. The boy held up
a pair of boots in one hand and a
pair of socks in the other, and just
as the widow reached the gate again,
he said :
“Here’s your boots and socks, Mr.
Smiley, that you left on the bridge
when you was in swimming.”
“You are mistaken,” said Bill,
♦.hey are not mine.”
“Why, said the boy, “ain’t you
the man that had the race after the
horse just now ?”
“No sir, lam not. You had bet
ter go about your business.” Bill
sighed at the loss ot his Sunday
boots, and turning to the widow
“Just pick up the lines, will you,
please, this brute of a horse'is forev
er switching them out of my hand.”
The widow complied, and thea he
pulled one corner of the robe cau
tiously down and she got in.
“What a lovely evening,” she
said, “and so warm I dont think we
need the robe over us, do we ?”
“Oh my!” said Bill earnestly,
“you’ll fine it chilly ridiDg, and I
wouldn’t have you catch cold for the
She seemed pleased at his tender
care tor health, and contented her
self with sticking one of her little
feet out with a long silk neck-tie
over the end of it.
“What is this, Mr. Smiley, a neck
“Yes,” said he, “I bought it the
other day, and I must have left it in
the buggy. Never mind it.”
“But,” she said, “it was so care
less,” and stooping over picked it
up aud made a motion to stuff it in
Bill felt her hand going down, and
making a dive after it clutched it in
his own and held it fast.
They had gone on quite a dis
tance he .still holding her hand in
his, and wondering what he should
do when they got to Green’s, and
she wondering why he did not say
something nice to her as well as
squeeze her hand, and why his coat
was buttoned up so tight on 6uch a
warm evening, and what made his
hat and face so dirty, until they were
going down a little hill and one of
the traces came unhitched and they
had to stop.
“Oh, murder !” exclaimed Bill,
’’what next ?”
“What is the matter, Mr. Smi
ley !” said the widow, with a start
which came near jerking the robe
off his knees.
“One of the traces is off.”
“Well, why dont you get out and
put it ou ?”
“I can’t,” said Bill ; “I’ve got —
that is, I havn’t got —oh dear, I’m
so sick ! What shall Ido ?”
“Why, Willie,” said she tenderly,
“what is the matter ? Do tell me.”
She gave his hand a little squeeze,
and looked into his pale face. She
thought ho was going to faint, so
she got out her smelling bottle with
her left hand, and pulling the stop
ple out with her teeth, she stuck it
to his nose.
Bill was just taking in breath for a
mighty sigh, aud the pugnent odor
made him throw back his head 60
far that he lost his balance and went
over the low backed buggy. The
little woman gave a little scream as
his bare feet went past tier head, and
covering her face with her hands
gave way to tears or smiles —it is
hard to tell which.
Bill was “right side up” in a mo
ment and was leaning over the back
of the seat humbly apologizing and
explaining, when Ed Wilbur with
his wife and baby drove up. Poor
Bill felt that he would rather have
been shot than have Ed Wilber
catch him in such a scrape, hut
there was no help tor it now, so he
called Ed to him and whispered it
in his ear. Ed was like to hurst with
suppressed laughter, but he beckon
ed to his wife to draw up, and alter
saying something to her, be helped
the widow out of Bill’s buggy into
his own, and the two women went
on, leaving the men behind.
Bill lost no time in arranging his
toilet as well as he could, and then
with great persuasion Ed got Bill to
go homo with him, and hunting up
slippers and socks, and getting him
washed and combed, hpd him quite
presentable when the ladies arrived.
I need not tell how the story was all
wormed out of bashful Bill, and how
they all laughed as they sat around
the tea table that night, but will oon
olude by saying that they went to
the show together, and Bill has no
fear of Gub Sockrider now.
] Established July 1850.
REFORM IN MISSOURI.
A few years ago the Republicans
were in power in Missouri, but the
notion got into the heads ot some of
them that it would be nice and liber
al to let in the disfranchised rebels.
So a side show was inagurated, to
which Schurz attached himself, com
posed of Democrats and Republi
cans, which carried the State. That
was the last of Republican suprema
cy 'n Missouri. The rebels got their
“rights” and uniting with the Demo
crats and such Republicans as
wanted to be on the winning side,
took control of what became the
Democratic party. Since that time
the way they have “reformed”
things has been curious. They have
made Missouri almost as safe for
robbers and cut throats as Arkansas.
Bourbonism has had full sway. As
this was more than the “reformers”
bargained for, they have been grow
ing uneasy, and a “People’s Move
ment” is now in progress, to bring
about a change. The plan is, to hold
a “People’s Convention,” composed
of Republicans, and Reform Demo
crats, while the Republicans as a
party, shall omit to take any action.
This is the same game the Demo
crats are playing in lowa, only the
parties are reserved.
We have doubts whether as many
votes can be taken from the Bour
bons of Missouri as the Republicans
will lose by non-action. The Repub
lican party is not composed of ma
terial that amalgamates easily. But
it may be different in Missouri, and
there is certainly need enough of
reform. The Republicans lost the
State by amalgamating, and perhaps
they can win it back it the same
way. The story of the man who
scratched out both his eyes by
jumping into a bramble bush, and
scratched them back by jumping in
again, is applicable in this case, and
the fact should not be overlooked
that he was accounted “wondrous
wise.” The Republicans who are
in the People’s Movement can take
heart from this circumstance.
From Knoxville Journal.
A good story is told of E. N.
Gates, Anti-Monop nominee for Con
gress in this district, and is vouched
for as true, by men in this place who
lived in his neighborhood and knew
him well at the time of the occur
rence. About twenty-five years ago,
when he did not aspire to greatness,
he was employed as an attorney in a
small case before a justice of the
Peace at Orange, Ohio. Jim Stew
art, an old man, and a lawyer of
some renown, then living at Mans
field, appeared on the opposite side
in the case. Gates had made his
speech,| and Stewart had the floor
in reply. He waa too much for
Gates in argument, and had the sym
pathies ot the audience. Gates saw
that the case must be decided
against him, and undertook to break
the force of Stewart’s argument by
interrupting his speech. He had
jumped up a number of times,
and with Stewart’s consent had been
allowed by the Justice to speak, al
though out of order. Stewart bore
this for some time very good-natur
edly, being disposed to let Gatts
have his own way and let himself
down as easily as possible. Finally
he notified Gates that he would not
give way for any further irrelevant
interruptions. Again Gates jumped
up with some petty quibble and pro
ceeded to harrangue the court.
Stewart did not object, but quietly
filled his mouth wilh tobacco, and
when it was well chewed into pulp
he dumped the enormous quid into
his hand, rolled it between his palms
into a ball and hurled it with a thud
and a splash into the face of Gates
with the remark, “sit down.” Gates
took his seat, and was not heard
again until the case was decided
against him. To this day his face
assumes a deeper red when the sub
ject is mentioned. lie has never
A Fish Story.
The curious fate of a fish oaughtin
the Sassafras river, in Kent county,
Maryland, is thus related by a cor
respondent : A fish-hawk stole a
very tine pickerel from the seine of
some fisherman, when an eagle who
had been watching the operation
gave chase, and compelled the hawk
to drop his prey. This was seized
at once by the eagle and approbria
ted to his own use. William Shall
cross, who resides there, had been
looking on, and succeeded in fright
ening oft* the eagle. As the fish was
not injured, he took it home, intend
ing it for supper. While the cook
was looking another way the cat in
her turn captured the pickerel, and
began to devour it. Just then a
hound belonging to the family came
along, and concluded to assert his
rights in the matter. He drove
away the cat and ate the fish him
self—which closes its history. And
this is a true fish story.
Dont “Wait For the Wagon.”
The old Democratic wagon was
loaded with sin and iniquity—pro
slavery, anti emancipation, opposi
tion to all the amendments of our
National Constitution, repudiation
on the greenback question, and
many other national sins, that would
have made the pody politic sick nigh
unto death, if they had not been re
jected. They have many sympathi
zers in the opposition to-day. But
supposing that thE N. Gate(s) should
tall out of this old wagon and empty
even a part of this load upon this
District, what a calamity. Let us
avoid every appearance of evil, by
voting for Judge Sampson.— l.lead
GATES SPEECH AT MOULTON.
From Moulton Record.
Never was there a weaker, more
ridiculous and contemptable effort
made by a candidate for Congress.
It consisted alone of a sing-song
charge of corruption and reckless
ness, without the merit even of a hint
of a remedy, save the sending of
Gates to Congress.
Should Gates make that speech in
every school district in this District,
the election of Judge SampEon will
be assured by 4,000 majority. To our
certain knowledge Gates made six
votes for Sampson in the small audi
ence that listened to him here.
Good bye, Gates ; good bye Joe,
dont stay long.
An Effectual Cure for Cancer.
From the American Volunteer.
Take red oak bark, born it to
ashes, and make lye ; then boil the
lye till it gets as thick as molasses—
spread it thin on a rag or piece of
leather, and apply it to the sore for
an hour and a half; then take it off,
put another of the same on, which is
to remain the same length of time,
when a third is put ou, and also kept
on an hour and a half. This will
perform an effectual cure. Then
take rosin, beeswax, and sheep's tal
tow, and make a salve, which will
heal the sore. This has never fail
ed to cure the eating oaucer. Pub
lished by J. M, Lynch.
Tiie Weekly Oskaloosa Herald
Bsst Advertising Mec.i. in Oska. ccca
Circulation of 2,000 Coplct.
Mostoliyhichare to persons is Mahaek&C.-uiii*
ODB rACJXJ-MK, POB
«°°kani> JOB Won Iv
HOW THEV FINALLY GOT MmRRIcD.
One long summer afternoon there
came to Mr. Davidson’s the most
curious specimen ot an old bachelor
the world ever heard of. He was
old, gray, wrinkled, odd. He hated
old women, especially old maids and
wasn’t afraid to say so. He and
Aunt Patty had it hot whenever
chance threw them together ; yet
still he came, and it w..s noticed that
Aunt Patty took unusual pains with
her dresß whenever he was expeot-
One day the contest waged unusu
ally strong, and Aunt Patty left in
disgust and went out into the garden.
‘That bear !” she-muttered to her
<elf as she stooped to gather a flower
which uitraoted her attention.
‘What did you run for?’ said a
gruff voice behind her.
‘To get rid of you.*
‘You didn’t do it, did you ?’
‘No, you are worse than a bur
‘You won’t got rid of me, either,’
‘I won’t, eh ?’
‘Only in one way.’
‘And that ?’
‘\\ hat ! us two fools get married !
What would people say ?’
‘That’s nothing to us. Come, say
yes or no j I’m in a hurry.’
‘Well, no, then.’
‘Very well; good-bye, I shan’t
‘Stop a bit—what a pucker you’re
‘Yes or no ?’
‘I must consult—”
‘All right; I thought you were ot
‘Jabes Andrews, dont be a fool.—
Come back, I say. Why, Ido be
lieve the critter has taken me for
earnest. Jabes Andrews, I’ll con
‘I dont want any considering; I’m
going. Becky Hastings is waiting
lor me. I thought I’d give you the
first chance, Patty. All right:
“Jabes! Jabes! That stuck up
Becky Hastings shan’t have him.—
Jabes, yes ! Do you hear—y -e-s !”
A Swindler at the West.
We have the following letter from
Messrs. A. Ilostetter’s Sons, dated
Mt. Carroll, 111., Aug. 3d :
“Please confer a favor to ourselves
and stock-breeders generally by cau
tioning all, in your widely-oirculat
ing paper, against trusting a man of
this description : Medium height,
rather sunburned, or of dark com
plexion ; wore a rather heavy gray
suit, Bomewhat faded, short sack
coat and soft light-colored felt hat ;
small dark eyes. Said his name
(when at our place, in. May or June
last) was Archibald Long, son of
Archibald Long, of La Salle, 111., and
a son in-law of Charles Lowder, of
Indiana. We have lately had letters
from J. C. Kelser, of Oregon, Wis.,
who said a man of above description,
pretending to be one of the Hostetter
Brothers, was at hia place and bor
rowed ten dollars of him, and a letter
to-day from Mr. Richard Wray, of
Richmond, 111., who said a man,
pretending to be one of A. Ilostet
ter’s Son’s, bought gome cattle of
him and decamped. He was at our
place in May or June last, negotia
ting for some Jerseys, borrowed a
thread and needle of the ladies (as
an excuse, I suppose, to get into the
bed-room.) The same day Mr. Long,
alias Hostetter, or any other name,
was missing, and my brother’s pook
et-book and our would-be Jerseyman.
This man seems to be acquainted
with Short-llorn breeders all over
the country, and no doubt traveles
extensively, so that there is no tell
ing where he may turn up. We hope
he has changed his cognomen ere
THE GRANGE HEAD-CENTER.
From Moulton Headlight.
If the prevalent stories afloat in
the land are true, there is a main
screw loose in the Grange headquar
ters at Washington. It has been
openly oharged that the whole agri
cultural Department at Washington
is “rotten,” and with so mnch show
of truth that Congress at its last ses
sion cut down the appropriation to it
nearly one-half, and in the debate on
the question tearful charges were
made against leading men in thii
Department. One Saunders, Presi
dent of the National Grange, seems
to be the brains of this Department,
and is running things to the general
disgust of people who know what he
is at. One Kelly, the Secretary of
the National Grange, two or three
years ago was a poor clerk in one of
the Departments. Now he drives a
spanking team on Pennsylvania Av
enue, with gold mounted harness,
and other equipments to match.
Why is this thus? It is said these
men are paid largely for their confi
dential recommendations by manu
facturers. Will not this matter bear
a little investigation ? Is the West
to be forever humbugged by East
ern demagogues and sharpers ?
A member of the Saginaw county
bar, was recently in one of our thriv
ing interior towns on profession bus
iness. In the office of the hotel he
was accosted by a very agreeable
gentleman, evidently of the genus
drummer, who wanted to know
“where he was from.” The legal
gentleman not exactly relishing the
stranger’s familiarity, answered
short; “From Detroit.” The next
question was, “For what house are
you traveling ?” “For my own.”
“Are you ! May I ask your name ?”
“You may.” Pause—enjoyable to
the lawyer, embarrassing to the oth
er. “Well, what is your name?”
“Jones.” “What line are you in ?”
“I do not understand you.” “What
are you selling ?” “Brains.” The
drummer saw his opportunity, and
looking at the other from head to
foot, he said slowly, “Well, you
appear to carry a deuced small line
of samples.” Blackstone says he
owes that drummer one.
From Bellfontain (Ohio) Republican.
“We had a three year’s acquain
tance with Colonel Sampson in the
service, and he is a man worthy of
the hoticr bestowed upon him. He
will be an “Honorable” in the true
acceptance of the term ; and the boys
of the 6th lowa would, to a man, be
glad to favor “Old Sorrel” with
The St. Louis Disprtch , says :
“For the first time in torteen years
the Democratic party is beginning
to crawl out of the brush.” Exactly.
It went into the brush at the out
break of the war, and engaged in the
business of furnishing bush whaok
era to make war upon the nation's
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