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LEIGHTON A NEEDHAM, Editors and Proprietors
Thursday, September 3,1874.
The Friends Yearly Meeting will begin
next Saturday.
Mrs. Hcrvey Cruzen will lea»e for Ohio
next Monday, on a visit.
Third degree work in Tri-luminar lodge
next Friday night. Con l6 out -
Ed Mott has a week’s furlough rom his
Council Bluffs “sit,” and is attending the
The Eddyville boys scooped our “Hawk
eyes” feaifully one day last week, by a
score of 44 to 29.
There will be second degree work in
Good Templars Lodge to morrow night.
Let all be present.
Capt. W. R. Shriver of Winterset, brother
of I*. P.,and Mrs. R. Whitaker is visltiDg
here during our fair.
Our subscription list is increasing faster
during this campaign than ever before.
We have room for a few more.
Regular Services at S'tnpson M. E
Church next Sabbath, at 1G:30 A. M. by
the pastor at, at 7:30 P. M. by Rev. I. R.
Messrs. Gibbs Bros bankers, will com
plete their new bank building on Sept.
2Utb. It will cost $25,000, aud be the finest
in the state.
Tickets for the musical convention can
be had at Wm. Wells’ Drug Store, Call,
Bristol & Co’s Book Store and at the Re
corder’s oflioe.
Jos. Harding, brother-in-law of Porte
Welch, had his crops entirely destroyed by
grasshoppers, and has returned to lowa to
winter. Better stay.
That Stove. —Ask Charley Huber about
that peculiar attachment he has to his
stoves. It must be a new fangled arrange
ment. Handy in cold weather.
O. R. Moore has Prairie, Richland and
Union Tps instructed for him for Clerk.
Shriver has Pleasant Grove in addition to
those mentioned before.
Win. Gilmour, of Scott Tp., left us some
handsome specimens of Delaware and
Hartford Prolific grapes. Also showed us
some seedling White Concords.
The “Whitesprouts” and “Peachblows”
played a match game of ball in this city on
Saturday evening last. Score stood thus :
Peachblows, 40. Whhesprouls, 30.
S. H. M. Byers writes to his parents
here that Dr. Beardsley was at Zurich,
Switzerland, lor a week, recently. The
Dr. is making a general tour of Europe.
Harley J. Steward, of Marietta, Ohio,
a young man who has been visiting here
for some weeks, left for home Monday, the
31st. lie is much enamored of our coun
Akm Broken. —Johnny Rouse, a 10
year old son of George W. Rouse, fell from
a horse some days since and broke his arm.
Dr. Hoffman set the limb, and he is doiDg
Charlie Steele, who lost an arm while
coupling cars on the Central at Searsboro,
ab ut a year ago, received a verdict
against the company for S4UOO last Wed
nesJ ly.
Tiie Fastest.— Manou White claims to
Lave tne fastest mules in the county. He
reuses to have record made of their time
made at Leighton, but denies that they
ran away.
Adams and Harrison Townships votes
Were uurnimously cast for Perry Shriver
for Clerk. The delegates’from Harrison
Tp., are D. D. Miller, Pierce Ratcliff and T.
R. Gilmore.
M. Nachman’s horse ran awa
butcher wagon Tuesday morning, making
terrific speed down south side of square,
turning short on east side, throwing anu
somewhat injuring the horse.
The Ottu i.wa Courier has shown great
enterprise during the Beecher scandal,
often getting out the statements hours
ahead of the moruiDg papers. The Courier
is a good paper, generally.
Our friends attending the fair are gener
ally complimenting our town on its fine
improvements during the season. Men
from a distance say they have not seen its
equal in the State for improvementa
The Ladies Aid Society of Simpson M.
E. Church will give an entertainment in
the basement of the church Wednesday
evening Sept, tHh. Freeh oysters, ice
cream, &c., Jcc. Come every bod)'.
An excursion train will run irom all
stations on the Central, to Indianapolis,
Ind., via St. Louis, Sept. 15th, for the con
venience of those wishing to attead the
Western and Indiana Yearly Meetings,
Theatre.— The Enoch Arden Troupe
is playing to good houses in our city this
week. It is spoken of as a troupe of much
talent, and gives some splendid entertain
ments. , Get a programme and see what
they play to-night.
H. M. McColly, nominee for Supervisor
on the Republican ticket in Marion county,
ba9 declined, and Herman F. Bonsquet
placed thereon by the Central Committee.
He is a splendid business man, lives in
Pella, and will be elected.
The Bloomfield Democrat is much work
ed up over Judge Sampson and says he
will run behind the ticket down there.
We do not believe the yarn, and will wa
ger tnat Mahaska makes up all Davis falls
behind. H? get a big majority here.
Another Burglary. Last Monday
night J. M. Byers’ house wa9 burglarious
ly entered, and $.35 stolen. A suspicious
person has been skulking around there for
some nights past, and it is supposed that
he is the one who ha 9 done the devilment.
Tiie Board of Supervisors will meet next
week, and we call the ir attention to the
fact the iron bridge at the upper and low
er mills both need repairing to make them
safe from wear and tear. The one at the
upper mill never was properly fixed up,
when put up.
The Ottumwa Boiler Works put up the
new boiler for LeSeur & Co’s planing mill.
In speaking of it the Courier says: They
are now building one for Oskaloosa, of the
largest size used in this part of the country.
It will be eighteen feet long, forty-six
inches in diameter with two sixteen-inch
We Blal ed that the eervans
niirhtn poc,te tbook stolen the
, , inform*** 8 h ° ÜBe was «“tered. The
She wus siC/w,** 1 /
work. We cheerfully make “the'expZl
tion, without being able to boo the differ-'
encc. Uiuer-
Ex Governor Stone was waited upon
Monday by a committee of the 22nd at
lowa City, and invited to be present at the
re union on October 29tb, and deliver & n
oration. The invitation was accepted
That will do, for the Governor was right
during the war if he has since fallen from
Officer Hughes, of Burlington, knocked
down a lawyer in court, who was shame
fully abusing him in a speech defending a
criminal. And the sympathy of the com
munity is with the officer. A few hun
dred lessons of this kind would teach some
lawyers common decency in dealing with
The clans for Yearly Meeting will soon
be gathering, and with one day resting
spell we pass from the county fair to the
meeting. This is one of the most interest
ing occasion of the year to a large body
of our people. Meetings for worship next
Stone on Sampson. —ln response to a
query, last Saturday, Gov. Stoae, in his
speech said personally, as a man, he pre
ferred Judge Sampson to Gates, but, he
would have to vote with his party. Truly
this is reforming with a vengeance. Vote
for a man you do not want to because he
belongs to your party.
The Montezuma Republican says :
“Wheat threshing is going on all over the
county, and from what we learn, the yield
is very good. We hear of some averaging
25 bushels per acre, and none lower thau 10.
The average throughout the county will
doubtless be between 16 and 20 bushels, and
the grain is of a superior quality.”
One day last week, eighteen persons—
three families— passed through here from
Linn county. Missouri bound for Powshiek
county. They formerly lived in Wapello,
and went to Missouri and were mighty
sick of the change. They had a large field
of corn that promised well in the spring,
but the heat and drouth completely ruined
it. Not a nubbin was to be seen in the
whole field.
Carleton says Joseph Kelly has gone
over to the brevet-Democrats. That is as
near the truth as he can toll for Joseph
pronounces it a lie. Mr. Kelly was one of
the eight men who organized the Republi
can Party in this county, and is as stroßg
in the faith as ever. He thinks the party
is getting pretty pure since it vomited out
Carleton and others who have gone over to
the Democracy.
A Good Number —Next week we will
publish in the Herald, an article descrip
tive of Mahaska County and its vast re
sources, that should he in the hands of ev
ery Eastern friend that you desire to have
emigrate to this section. We shall print
extra copies, and hope our friends will
take interest enough in them to send them
to other States. Every one should send
away half a dozen or more.
The Ottumwa Courier says : Last Fri
day, Conu Lewis sold his famous horse
Honesty, to Isaiah Strawn of Jacksonville,
Illinois, for fifteen hundred dollars. Mr.
Strawn is one of the extensive agricultu
rists bearing that name, in Illinois, and
owns some three thousand acres of land in
cultivation, on which roams seventy-three
thorough bred brood mares. 110 has
h*ard of the fame of our Ottumwa horse,
and has added him to his extensive stud.
Stone’s speech did not suit all hands last
Saturday. Remembering his cutting
tongue of old, they expected him to lather
Republican hides as he formerly did their
Democratic ones, but W’illiam didn’t see
fit so to do, and hence many were not sat
isfied. One old Democrat got up and left
the hall with the remark, “that is enough
for me,” when Stone said if he thought
his present work could assist in restoring
the Democratic party, he would quit at
once. This didn’t suit the moss-backs.
A Mistaken Witness.— ln court not a
thousand miles away, it became necessary
to prove the value of a suit cf clothing that
had been worn, and a dealer in second
hand clothing was put upon the stand. A
garment was handed him and he was asked
its value ; what it would he worth as sec
ond hand good 6. He examined it carefully
and after studying a moment said : “I
gives five dollars for him.” The attorney
took th* coat and laying it on the table
was about to propound another query when
he was horrified by the witness following
up his offer with “Does I gits him.” He
thought he was bidding on the garment.
Eh, Nan ?
Anoteu Horrible Murder in Des
Moines. —For the sixth time Des Momes
is horror stricken by a terrible murder
and no trace of the assassin. A strange
coincidence about the matter is that every
one ot these murders has been committed
with a hatchet. The last victim was Mrs.
Ellen Barrett, a milliner and dressmaker
who occupied rooms in the thronged part
of the city. She was murdered Thursday
night, probably about midnight, and the
deed not discovered until next day noon.
No clue can be had to the murderer —no
one is under suspicion. It is truly har
rowing to thus have such fiend-like crimes
committed and no clue obtained. The
murdered woman was 28 years old, a
stranger in Des Moines, and was murder
ed at the bottom of the back stairs leading
from her rooms and the body dragged up
to the second floor. Six blows were struck,
any one ot which would have proved fatal.
She lived in Davenport and lowa City,
apparently, at some time previous.
with his
Samuel Ingelb’ Devon Heed. —One of
the finest herd of cattle in the Slate of lowa
is now on exhibition at the county fair
grounds. We refer to that of Samuel
Ingels, of this county. We will not enter
into a minute description at this time, but
will at an early day give full pedigree of
all. His herd consists of 2 year old cow,
“Lady Ingels,” 3 year old cow, •Excelsior,’
7 year old cow. ‘Rose of Canada,’ 7 year
old cow,‘Lady Gapper,’ 4 year old cow,
‘Canada Rose,’ 5 months old heifer, ‘Fan
ny,’ 1 year old heifer, ‘Nellie,’ 4 months
old bull, ‘Gen. Grant,’ 1 year old bull,
‘Modoc,’ and bis old standby, 7 year old
bull, ‘Prince of Wales.’ Mr. Ingles’
herds have heretofore carried off
the first premiums at nearly every fair,
State, District and County, that they have
shown at, and we doubt not will continue
so to do. It is truly a magnificent herd.
Be sure you see these animals.
Anti-Monop Nominees. —The nominees
of the brevet Democratic Convention last
Saturday, as stated elsewhere, are Clerk,
H. C. Moore; Recorder, W. J. Sexton*;
Member of the Board, W. M. Jarvis. Mr.
Moore has been a resident of our county
about four or five years, moving here from
Bremer county, where he held county of
fice for several years. He lived in Madi
son township a y.ear or two, and was a can
didate before the anti-monop convention
last year, for Auditor, but was defeated
by Mr. Ross, present incumbent, and when
Ross was elected, Moore was appointed
deputy, and at once moved to town to ac
cept it. He is a gentleman, and has good
qualifications so far as we know.
W. J. Sexton is & resident of Prairie Tp .
a school teacher and has somo qualifica
tions for the office he aspires to.
W. MjJarvis is a resident of White Oak
Tp. and has been for many years. He has
been a violent antl-monop since the organ
ization of that party, and is one of the en
dorsers for Starulard purchase money.
He is well known to our citizens general*
Democratic Convention.—
I 'The anti-monops met in County Conven
tion last Saturday, and placed in nomina
tion the following ticket: For Clerk of
the Courts, H. C. Moore, of Oskaloosa ; for
Recorder, W. J. Sexton of Prairie; for
member of the Board of Supervisors, W. M
Jarvis, of White Oak. The convention
contrasted poorly with that of one year
ago, and was an indication of the changed
feeling in that party. Quite a crowd as
sembled in City Hall to listen to Gov.
Stone speak. One incident in the Conven
tion is not calculated to impress the candi
date for Recorder with confidence. One
country delegation cast its four votes
for Wm. R. Cowan, the Republican Recor
der, and when Monroe Guy Carleton, the
Secretary read the vote, he announced it
as “scattering, 4." The chairman
of the delegation arose and said
he had cut the vote of his township for W.
R. Cowan, and deeired it so read, and at
the chairman’s order, Monroe Guy arose
and read it as it was cast, Cowan A This
shows that many anti-monops will sup
port Cowan.
Sergeant F. B. Mathews, of Co. B 33d
lowa, has been nominated by the anti-mo
nops for Recorder of Keokuk county.
John M. Jones, of Co. F, same regiment
will beat the boots off him. The News
says : “F. B. Mathews has not yet fully
prepared his formal letter of acceptance
as the anti-monop candidate for Recorder.
We understand that it will contain an able
and exhaustive review of the political sit
uation, and although dealing largely in
scriptural quotations and sacred poetry, he
will at the same time lay hare all scheming
politicians—Susan B. Anthony, Anna Dick
inson, etc., excepted.”
The Bloomfield Democrat is now sugar
ing around for grange votes, and Tim O.
Walker, the euitor, claims to be one of the
fathers of the anti monop movement. He
was Secretary of their State and Congres
sional Conventions, and a big fish general
ly in their puddle. In tact he would make
them believe that all the rest are tad-poles
and he a whale. The Ottumwa Courier
unearths the following choice bit of litera
ture that appeared in Tim’s paper of Aug
ust, 7,1873 :
“All this Grange business is only a farm
ers strike; Three fourths of them too, in
debt to the merchants aud talking about
trading on a cash basis. How practical is
th.s ? Beggars on a high strike lor prices,
when they have nothing to sell. Beggers
on a strike for low prices when they have
no money to spend. Who is running this
thing ? Hackneyed politicians—hungry
place hunters—“played out” preachers
and horse doctors. How can we expect
6uch men to strike a blow, where it will
do the most good, and to succeed with such
assets as those managed by so small a cap
ital of brains.”
Tim is now begging these fellows for
votes and support. Will he get it ♦ From
many of them, yes. From sensible ones,
The Marshall Times of last week says :
“President Cate, of the Central Railroad,
is sojourning in the city, and wears the
same self-satisfied countenance *as of yore.
Mr. Ashhurst, of Philadelphia, chairman of
the committee of first mortgage bond hold
ers, has passed over the road and through
headquarters, making a rigid examination
of the books from the commencement of
the preaent management to the present
time. So well pleated was Mr. Ashhurst
with the manner in which the books had
been kept, and the economy practiced in
the management ot the affairs of the com
pany, that he was unqualified in his praise.
Mr. A. pronounced the books the best
kept and easiest reviewed of any he ever
examined, and that everything was cor
rect. It will be reccollected that Mr. A. is
the chairman of the committee of’first
mortgage bond holders, who are to report
upon the expediency of a foreclosure. He
said he saw no necessity for a receiver or
foreclosure ; believed if the company was
let alone it would work out, Mr. A. him
self represents over $200,000 of the first
mortgage bonds. He told one of our citi
zens that he believed Mr. Pickering was
as honeßla man as lived. Mr. A. is also an
agent or committee to look after the North
ern Pacific, and is regarded as a man of the
strictest integrity and whose opinion on
matters ot finance is law.
Republican Primary.— The Republi
can primary In Oskaloosa townsnip last
Saturday, was well attended, and resulted
as follows: Clerk of Courts, L. P. Shriver
of Harrison tp., 215; E. T. Gadd of Oska
loosa, 212; D. R. Moore of New Sharon,
52. Recorder, W. R. Cowan, no opposi
tion. Member of the Board, Wm. Stewart
of Adams, 230; John Ryan of Black Oak,
77. By an agreement, the candidate re
ceiving the most votes takes the delega
tion. The following are the delegates to
the county convention: D. A. Hurst,
W. S. Martin, H. C. Huntsman, H. C.
Leighton, U. W. Gleason, Geo. T. Carpen
ter, F. W. McCall, J. W. McMullen, D. W.
Loring, Jno. R. Price Jno. Baer, W. H.
Seevers, Jno. A Hoff lan, R. P. Bacon,
Geo. W. Hale, I. A. Anderson, C. S. Wells,
R. T. C, Lord. Chairman County Cen
tral Committee, H. C. Leighton ; member
Central Committee, W. W. Haskell. The
following is the vote on the township tick
et: J. W. Cunningham 236, J. M. Lough
ridge 307, T. G. Phillips 168, E. E. Roberts
(Beacon) 207, G. 11. Baugh 247. For con
stables: D. Needham 270, E. Vanway
(Beacon) 365, M. E. Bennett 416, W. P.
Stanley 106. The following officers had no
opposition : Assessor, W. S. Martin; trus
tees, R. P. Bacon, S. Ingels, J. W. McMul
lin; Tp. Clerk, Robt. Kissick. The vote
was more than two to one against primary
Condensed Locals from thetiSixth Con*
gressional District.
Monroe County. —W. A. Blake was
injured by a runaway team The Un
ion office caught fire and had a narrow es
cape Fred Seifert was thrown from a
wagon by a runaway team, and severely
injured. A wheel passed over one foot,
badly mashing it.
Appanoose County. —The Times says
J as. Holloway was working in the timber
alone, and his wagon tipped and
broke his leg. He mounted one of his
horses and rode to his home two miles
away The Republican candidates are,
Clerk, W. T. Johnson ; Recorder, J. B.
Wright, Supervisor, W. S. Llewellyn.
Eddyville. —The Advertiser says :
Wm. Walker of Des Moines Tp., Mahaska
County, will soon move to California
A boy named Andrew Keyes was accident
ally sbot through tho thumb last Wednes
day. James Fisher was carrying a clock
upstairs, on the top of which was a pistol.
Immediately following him was the boy
that was s >ot. The pistol fell off of the
clock, and the hammer striking the stairs
exploded the cap and caused the accident.
Appanoose County.— The Citizen says:
We are told that a terrible accident occur
red at David Pugh’s in Johns Township,
on last Monday evening Mr Suthers, the
unfortunate man, was engaged in thrash
ing and by some mi9hap, the sleeve of his
coat caught In the knuckles of the tumb
ling rod which wound him up, stripping
him of all bis clothing. His clothes were
new and held him so tight that he was
bruised to such an extent that bis recov
ery is considered doubtful. Mr. Suthers
was one of the owners of the machine.
We are also informed that a child of Rob
ert Ferris of Independence township was
killed by a thrashing machine last Satur
day. No particulars.
Keokuk County. —The News says :
We regret to learn that a little son of
Wm. McGrew’s, of Lancaster township,
was fatally scalded on Friday last. The
little boy between two and three years old,
it seems got hold of a pan of hot water
which he pulled over from the (stove, or
table, on which it bad been placed. The
water struck him in the face and passed
down, scalding both face and body in a
terrible manner. It was thought also that
a portion of the water passed into the
throat Andrew Garrett is in danger
of losing a thumb by the accidental dis
charge of a gun while he was attempting to
d ismount his horse on Thursday, his hand
at the time resting on the muzzle The
Keokuk County Fair, Sept B—ll.
Jasper County.— The Headlight says :
On Friday last George G. Marsh, 3 miles
west of town, while drawing a bucket of
water, lost his balance and pitched head
foremost into the well, which is 14 feet deep,
turning a complete somersault, and striking
the water feet foremost. The 1 ittle hero
who is but ten years of age, managed to
hold on to the stone wall and climb out of
the well before assistance came.. .A reward
of SSOO is paid for the murderer Geddis
Sunday morning, as Mr. Reuben Kountz,
of our city, was leading his horses out to
pasture, one of them suddenly kicked,
striking Mr. K., in the left breast, injuring
him severely internally, and breaking his
arm in two plaoes above the elbow. At
hit advanoed age the injuries may prove
more serloai than present appearances
Magnificent Prospect—Everything Love
ly-Good Weather.—Numerous Entries.
From Daily; September 1.
was spent as is usual, in making entries
and placing animals and articles in their
proper places. The list of entries is unus
ally large, and the prospect is good for the
best fair ever held in the county, and that
! s saying a great deal. One feature we
wish particularly to notice, and that is the
It is a magnificent building, 70x100 feet,
covered with a good shingle roof, surmoun
ted by a cupola, which is also arranged as
a sky-light, making one of the finest fine
art halls we ever saw on any ground. Of
course we have seen larger, but never one
better adapted to the business in band. M.
K Prinetis said to be architect and over
seer of work.
The ca ttle stalls are filling up rapidly,
and some of the finest and best stock ever
shown in the county will be on exhibition
there. The horse department is also wel
represented, especially by the Norman
and Pereberon bioods. There are some
magnificent animals of both breeds. The
show in this line is not however confined
to this breed, but represented by all colors,
sizes and bloods. Hogs, chickens,
etc. are also well represented. The fine
art hall was not completed until Monday
evening, and but few articles were in their
places when we left last evening, but the
entries promise that this will be unusually
well filled. One noticeable feature is the
magnificent display by Seibel & (Jo., of
Woolen Goods. It will pay you to exam
ine this carefully.
Tuesday afternoon, and see the grand dis
play by the
A tower has been built and will be fired
and extinguished by Fire Co. No. 1, with
its steamer. This will be a fine chance to
see the engine work. N*. 2 and 3 will also
be out. The Ottumwa Fire Company will
be on hands, the guests of our boys.
We are glad to see the fair starting out
so favorably, and hope thousands from a
distance may attend and see what our
county amounts to. Come out.
From Daily; September 2.
The day opened gloriously and at an
early hour from every direction came men,
women and children, some to exhibit ani
mals or articles,(Some to exhibit themselves,
and some to Bee the exhibited and exhibi
tors. The grounds were in good trim every
way. The track was as near perfect as it
is possible for it to be; the fine art hall
completed in the best manner to accom
modate the most; the stalls and pens are
in good shape, and comfortable'for the beast
and handy for the men to attend ; the
restaurants and stands are in full blast ;
the amphitheatre has been enlarged and
will accommodate SCOO people, and Secre
tary and President’s office arranged about
the centre, being more convenient than the
old one; everything '.s convenient and
agreeable. In the
we notice a number of animals from the
stud ,of Keokuk county importing com
pany,—J. H. Sanders and others. These
are of the Norman and Percheron breeds,
and comprise about half a dozen very fine
animals. W. W. Miller, of Harrison Tp.,
has some fine Percheron stock, magnificent
animals. The Tinsleys of Monroe Tp., are
here with their usual outfit of “Flaxtail”
stock, and the Allen boys of Prairie have
their usual large show of fine horses of
various breeds, ready to carry off an arm
load of premiums.
is packed full of the usual things found their
at fairs. L. L. Hull has a fine show of
saddlery, trunks, harness, bridles, whips,
etc., just such as he keeps always on band
at his store. A. W. Warrington, has one
of the finest shows of pictures we ever
SiW, from his gallery in this city. All
kinds of photographs, large, small, plain
and colored. Mrs. Trask has i ome fine
landscape paintings, and Mrs. Ben McCoy
alao has some nice water-colors. W. M.
Wells has the center part of the building,
under the sky light well filled with organs,
from his music store in this city. The
makes the poorest show we have seen at
a Mahaska fair for years. There are two
reasons. One is that the fruit is scarce
this year as a general thing. Another is
that the fair is too early for the winter
fruit, which generally makes the best
show. 8. R. Pettitthas a fine show of ap
ples, 57 varieties, some of them magnificent,
and the collection is a good one through
out, but stands alone as regards competi
tion ior largest and best collection. He
has summer, fall and winter varieties, all
good. T. B. White has some seedling fall
apples, and S. L. Pomeroy and H. P. Mar
tin each have winter seedlings. The
are better represented as regards competi
tion, but the season is too early for a good
variety. Wm. Gilmore £of Scott Tp., hsa
some seedling grapes, among which is a
fine white grape, a seedling from the Con
cord. Mrs. Ben McCoy of Oskaloosajfhas
some fine Clintons and Concords. H. P.
Martin, of Oskaloosa Tp., has Concords,
Hartfords and Clintons. S. Vance of Har
rison Tp., has Clinton, Concord and Dela
wares. Mrs. W. 8. Edgar has Hartford
Prolific, Concord, and Clintons. These
ere all fine and will worry the judges to
decide. We pass to the
where there is the usual final display, and
here indeed the committees will be at
fault when it comes to decide which is
nicest when all are so good. Mrs. 8. N.
Beman has a fine collection of preserves,
jellies, jams, etc., which are also entered
separate each for an individual premium.
Mrs.|W. B. Campbell, Mary J. Cook, Liz
zie Dixon and Mrs. Ben McCoy, each have
a*similar display and similarly enter
ed, so you can see that the competition
will be lively.
Mrs. Ben McCoy and M. J. Cook have
each fine loaves of Graham bread ; M. J.
Cook, Mrs. Wm. Bartlett, Mrs. Ben McCoy
and Lizzie Dixon have each nice loaves of
white bread. Mrs. Ben McCoy, Lizzie
Dixon and Mrs. Ed Edris have beautiful
specimens of farmers rusks.
are represented by three fine ones by Liz
zie Dixon, two by Mrs. L. 8. Hunter, and
four by Mrs. W. B. Campbell, either of
which deserves a premium.
Several specimens of honey are on exhibi
tion. In the comb by Ed Edris and E.
Hankins ; and in the syrup by R. Wilkin
and Lizzie Dixon. And now we pass to
Gray & Nichols of Ottumwa, have on ex
hibition some splendid specimens of a
patent soap or cleanser they are introduc
ing, which appears to be very useful. Will
cleanse the dirt without wash-board and
not injure the clothes. They manufacture
about 2000 lbs. per day at their factory.
They are introducing it here.
Now you touch us in a proud «pot. If
there is'any thing Mahaska has to be proud
of, it is its cheese manufactories. Our
citizens took hold of the matter when it
was an experiment, and we had almost the
first factory of any size or capacity in the
State, and now we have five in the county,
four of which are represented by some as
fine cheese as eve* came off the famous
Western Reserve. Dont talk to us about
eastern cheese hereafter, we have its equal
right here at home. Lewis Nordyke, the
pioneer in the business, has two very fine
cheese, about 40 lbs. weight, but quite new
fromjhia factory 3 miles north of Oskaloosa.
8. G. Caster, of the New Sharan factory
has four specimens of his work, all very
fine. Kinsman & Endicott, of White Oak
Tp., have three specimens, 24, 40 and 45
lbs weight. Maloby & Co., of Indianapo
lis, have two fine specimens of about 30 lbs
each. This is all very fine, and if we. had
to pick out the best we would shut
eyes and grab, and then beat any imported
cheese that can be brought in.
T. B. White has a fine show of oats, rye,
timothy-seed, clover-seed, white and yel
low corn, 26 varieties of potatoes, 10 varie
ties beans, and tomatoes, beets, onions,
radishes, melons, pumpkins, etc. Andrew
Baker has some fine Blue Imperial: wheat,
grown in .Harrsson Tp., averaging twenty
bushels to the acre. John Allen of Prairie
has fine Tea wheat. W. A. Bryan of Prair
ie has fine Washington wheat; and aiso
some splendid oats. M. J. Cook has cab
bage and late sweet corn. W. T. Henry
has white and yellow corn. 8. Vance and
and N. Cone have yellow coru, and the
latter hss late Bweet corn. M. Hoover
has two fine lots of white corn; Mrs. Ben
McCoy has late sweet corn. 8. Vance a
huge squash. H. P. Weaver has -a fine
collection of vegetables, embarcing beans,
melons, potatoes, squashes, onions, radish
es, peppers, pickles, early sweet corn, etc.
Mrs. Ed Edris has ouions.jcitrous, cucum
bers, cantelope, pickles, etc. Mrs. H. L.
Strong fine tomatoes. J. Q. Strain corn,
white and yellow, s quashes, citrons, beans,
etc. Hopewell Mills has flour. In the
the show is very good, and represented by
Mrs.H. L. Strong, Mrs. Ben McCoy, Mrs. W.
B. Campbell, and Mrs. M. J. Cook. This
embraces plants, cut flowers and bouquets.
n. b. owen’s
Combination blocks are attracting; general
attention, and would create still more won
der if the spectators all realized that one
little box could be arranged in all the
shapes shown in his large frame, and many
hundred Jmore besides. This is a worthy
invention, that we have nc hesitancy in
recommending as the best we ever saw.
No family should be without a box.
The Florence Sewing Machine is on ex
The Wire Cable Spring bed is on exhibi
tion, and cannot fail to giye satisfaction.
They are manufactured in this city.
C. Huber & Co. have a fine show of
stoves and tin-ware. Back in the
again we find Mrs. J. M. Orvis with a fine
display of millinery goods.
Some beautiful hearth rugs by Julia
Weltner, Mrs. A. Vance, Mrs. Bruce Ingels
and Mrs. Ben McCoy.
A woolen carpet, very neatly made, and
deserving especial mention, by Phoebe T.
Rag carpet by Mrs. J. B. Whiteman and
Mrs. Harry Pomeroy.
Trask & Lyman have a line show of
Boots and Shoes.
Siebel & Co’s display of Woolen goods
speaks well lor that manufacturing estab
lishment, and we heard many compliments
passed thereon by strangers.
Julia Weltner has a fine display of her
handiwork, such as linen table cloth, pair
of woolen blankets, counterpane, single
coverlet, &c.
Dora J. Dutton, and M. E. Nowles,
spice-baskets. Mrs. J. A. Shannon, Mrs.
Sarah Beach and M. E. Buck have fine
specimens of. needlework.
L. 8. Hunter has pencil drawing. M.
Hinkle and W. A. Bryan have Zephyr
drawings. Mrs. A. Vance, agricultural
wreath. Mrs. Ben McCoy and Mrs. Sarah
Beach paper flowers ; and the latter fine
wax flowers, and nice tidies, Selina Sim
mon’s has edging, tatting, etc. Bruce In
gles, marble work. Mrs. W. P. Martin a
fine lot of ornamental work, lamp mats,
etc. Bedspread, Mrs. D. M. Walton,
counterpane, Mrs. J. G. Marks, Fancy
quilt, Mrs. A. Vance, Log cabin quilt,
Mrs. E. Buck, and Mrs. W. B. Campbell
has scrap quilt, quilted comfort, and knot
ted comfort.
Wishart Bros. & Brubacker, have soma of
the finest farm bells we ever saw, manu
factured at their foundry, near Central de
pot. Cary Cooper sells them.
old B
R. Wilkin deserves the name of ‘Old'Bee.’
We saw him in the afternoon Tuesday, de
livering an address from a wagon, while a
whole swarm of bees was clustering about
his head, covering one eve, over one ear,
covering over half his head, and not a
sting. It beat us, and we were glad it was
him instead of ourselves-
The show was small and consisted of Dom
iniques by M. J. Cook; Hondans by 8.
Ingels ; and Brarnas by W- T. Smith.
display came off in the afternoon as prom
ised, and the boys were very successful tin
their efforts The three companies, and a
full company from Ottumwa were on hand
and made a fine display about the grounds
with the steamer following. They had to
fill one well from another adjacent to get
plenty of water, and then when the tower
was fired they rushed for it, and after it
looked as though the tower was bound to
go, the boys “let’er od,” and the way they
made that fire sick was a caution. It de
monstrated the fact that no ordinary fire
can get away with our boys.
We regret that so many artfcles and ani
mals have no cards or marks to tell who
they belong to. For that reason we have
skipped some.
J. H. Sanders of Sigourney, (for Keokuk
county Importing Co.) has on exhibition
some very tine animals as follows
tor Hugo Jr.” half Morman, two years o’d,
1320 lbs; “Joe Seaton,” four years old
1500 ; “Dieppe,” Normau Stallion, seven
years old ; (Imported from France by Keo
kuk Co. Importing Co., July 1872.) 1750
lbs; “Diligence” Percheron Stallion six
years) oid, (Imported from Franee, by
Keokuk Co. Importing Co.. July 1873.)
1550 lbs; also one pair Norman bay
mares three and four years old, weighing
1500 lbs each ; also a fine two years old
half Norman mare 1300 lbs.
Platt Ketcham has two fine two year
old trotters of “Reconstruction” stock that
have red ribbons attached.
James Engle of Richland township is on
hands with his eight years old “Clydes
dale” stallion, 1750 lbs.
Moses Wassom claims to have the fastest
horse that ever trotted on this track,
(“lowa Monarch”) five years old. The
“Padget pacer,” a six years old Flax-tail
colt is there to be seen.
A fine lot of Poland China are on exhibi
tion by Moore & Bro. among them “Em
perors” and “Lily May” “Lord Byron”
“Queen of Monark” and some very fine
Digs. Hon. W. T. Smith exhibits some
very fine Essex.
8. R. Pettitt & Son have fourteen fine
Poland China.
C. M. Smith has a fine lot of Chester
Willie H. Gadd has a fine Chestershire
sow and seven beautiful pigs.
H. P. Martin has two pens of fine Berk
shire pigs marked “ for sale.”
A. J. Lytle has five pens Poland China.
R. D. Marks five pens Berkshires,
M. K. Prine & Son have 20 head in
five pens, Jamong which is aso withe first
cross from importation.
8. L. Pomeroy displays a very fine
French merino buck. J. M. Hoover has
two yearling ewes, two two year old
bucks and three three years old ewes, all
French merino.
C. M. Smith has seven pens French
merino and lour pens Cotswold, several
other pens are seen without any placard
to notify the 'ubiquitous reporter as to
what they are and from whence they came.
Mrs. A. J. Blakeley of Grinnelle has
some fine Merino sheep which attract
much attention.
The trial of matched carriage horses, in
the afternoon was decided in favor of
James Bridges for first premium and Terry
Mays 2d.
Farm horses or mares, the first premium
was carried off by the Keokuk county Im
porting company,'and second premium to
J. B. Redburn.
H. H. Prine got the premium for car
riage horse.
No. 8, trotting, for horses
that never beat three minutes came on at
!• o’clock. Premiums of S2OO. “Lucy,”
A. J. Licurance took three straight heats.
“Rolla Bashaw,” B. F. Comstock, took
the second.
W. F. Lacey took first and second pre
miums on running mule.
Wednesday opened up beautifully, and
at an early hour the streets of the city, and
all the thoroughfares leading thereto were
crowded, and as soon as the gates were
ope ned the crowds began to flock in and
soon filled the grounds. The large hitching
space on the north side was literally crowd
ed with teams, and many thousand people
were on the grounds by 9 o’clock. At this
hour tne fat cattle, herds and families and
sweepstakes were shown in the ring, and
made a magnificent display.
The entries number 1000, and the show
is as fine as any ever given in the county.
Our townsman, William Mattison has
one of the best yearling colts we have
seen. It is Reconstruction stock, and will
make a magnificent horse.
Levi Cook has the only display of wag
ons on the ground, but it is first-class.
Levi makes as good wagons as ever rolled.
The programme for Thursday will be
found elsewhere in our columns. It is
rich, and we hope to see all our citizens
there. Come out and get a quarter’s
worth of real enjoyment at the best coun
y fair in the State.
An Incident.— When the anti-monop
convention assembled last Saturday, it was
organized by calling M. Tice to the chair
and electing Carleton, Secretary. It was a
delegate convention. The rules of such
bodies have always been for only delegates
to fili the offices. Carleton was not a del
egate, but he accepted the place. A com
mittee on credentials was appointed and
their report would have thrown him out.
A motion was made to appoint a commit
tee on permanent organization, which
would also have thrown him out, but be
fore the motion could be put, S. G. Gary
arose and moved that the temporary or
ganization be made the permanent one,
and this before the committee on creden
tials reported. The motion was seconded,
and in order not to overpower the chair’s
modesty by putting a question affecting
h'mselt, Gary arose to put the motion. W.
Crickett arose at same time and attempted
to speak in opposition to the move but he
was choked down, the queetion put and
Carleton thus elected Secretary. This is
only in accordance with the balance of tne
programme laid down by the renegade
Republicans tbeiein, who took the matter
in charge and crowded all the old Demo
cratsofi’ the track. Lindleyand Kent who
were amoDg the first to enter the “Re
form” parly, and A. L. Shangle, an old
lime Democrat were crowded off to nom
inate Moore. George Shinnick a life
long Democrat lacked only two votes of a
nomination,|on informal ballot, leading
any other several votes, and he w r as saci i
ficed because he was a Democrat. Gid
McFall a life-long Democrat was for like
reason crowded off to make room for a
more recent convert in the person of D r .
Jarvis, and to satisfy the spite of Squire
Stewart. This time the renegades got the
bulire on the Democrats and scooped them
out. The delegations were too strongly ex-
Eds. Herald. —We have been having
fine rains which will help the late corn and
potatoes Last Sunday the last quarterly
meeting of this year was held at the M. E.
church of this place. The funeial ser
mon of Wm, Lawrence was preached to a
congregation of six or seven hundred peo
ple by Elder Hill, and was one ot his best
efforts.... We elected three delegates to
day—dyed-in-the-wool Republicans : Chas.
Phelps, C. J. Dodds, and John Glotfeldter.
... .The teachers have ali got home from
the Institute, and say it was the best ever
held in the county There will be a big
rush for the fair from here.
Peoria, August 31.
Drs. Becker and Hoffman are now in
our city and may be consulted at any
time. The following notices from the
Fairfield Ledger speaks for themselves:
Gone to Uskaloosa.—Drs. Becker &
Hoffman, have gone to Oskaloosa to give
the people of that town and vicinity an
opportunity to test the merits of ttieir
Electro Medicatod Vapor Baths. We cor
dially commend these gentlemen to the
press and people, wherever they may be.
They will be found to be “all right”
eveiy time, and if they have the success
they had here with their Vapor Bath,
their coming will not be regretted.
Still Successful.— Drs. Decker &
Hoffman at their rooms at the Spencer
House, are still meeting with the most
flattering success in the use of the Electro
Magnetic Medicated Vapcr Bath. Their
rooms are crowded, and their patients ex
press themselves delighted and astonished
with the treatment and benefits received.
As a sample of the benefits received
wc give the following :
Mrs. Haywood, an old lady, has for five
years been so afflicted with rheumatism
and paralysis that she has been unable to
walk. She was carried to the Spencer
House on Wednesday of last week. After
her first bath she walked home, and last
Sunday walked to church carrying an um
Jesse Shamp, aged 70, has been for 12
years so afflicted as to be unable to help
himself. After his first bath, he put on his
clothes and the next day walked to town,
a distance of a mile and a half, without a
Old Mr. Bloss, who almost everyone
knows to have been entirelv helpless for
years, on Sunday last took his first bath.
He now can use his hands, can cross and
moye his legs, and it is believed can be
made to walk again.
To K. C. Naylor aud wife, Sunday eve nlng
Aug. 30th, a eon.
has 200 Riding Saddles,
For sale cheaper than
any other house in the State
dare sell them. Call for one.
Just received.
A large lot of
Sweat Blankets
at L. L. HULL’S.
has 060 bushels of the best
Long Winter Plastering Hair.
He wholesales and retails it cheap.
You can save money by buying your
of L. L. HULL.
The big crowd rushing np High street
was not caused by a fight or fire, but it
was composed entirely of our citizens
rushing to the Waupun Pump headquar
ters, 2 blocks west of square, where the
best pump ever made is sold for less than
common ones generally sell. Porcelain
lined pump, foot top, $0.50; 7 foot top,
s7,oo—the same as others sell for $8.60
and 9.00. Go and see the agent before you
leave town. Three on exhibition on the
fair grounds.
wl L. Daily.
Save money by buying your clothing,
bats, caps, etc. of
A fine stock of No. 1 groceries at lowest
prices to be found at
HOWARD & AYRES’. 49-tf
pure cider vinegar can be had only, (you
may reduce it one-half)
at HOWARD & AYRES’. 49-tf
Don’t forget the place to buy your
but go direct to
HOWARD & AYRES’. 49-tf
We have a lot of old type on hand that
we will sell art reasonable rates to those
wanting Babbitt metal for boxings. Call
at Herald office.
Leighton & Needham.
Col. J. J. Wilson, of Chicago, General
Supt. of Western Union Telegraph Coni,
pany, presented Prof. M. P. Givens with
a magnificent set of telegraphic instru
ments for his new office lately opened in
Exchange Block in this city. Those wish
ing to send messages will!! rave time and
money by calling at this new office where
all telegraph business will be dispatched
promptly. Half rate messages will be re
ceived at any time during office hours from
8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
for sale low by
HOWARD & AYRES’. 49-tf
Goto O. C. G. Phillips for reliable in
All the latest styles of Hats and Caps at
A black morroco pocket-book containing
some money and a lot of notes as follows:
One note of $775.00 on L. A. Swearingen ;
one on T. C. Talbert for $200; one on Wm.
Smart for $100; one on Wm. Blattner $75;
one order on Commercial Lodge for $5 ; all
of these drawn in my favor. A U beral re
ward will be paid for the return of the
notes to the undersigned.
All parties are warned not to buy
the above notes, as payment has been
stopped. nsl-w3
The largest and best assortment of Hats
and Caps in the city at
PARKER & TERRELL’S, south side.
We are now receiving a fine assortment
Men and Boys clothing, if you want bar
gains call on us.
Vernon has a large airy, nice room
where you can get Ice cream, Lemonade,
Fruits, and all the delicacies of the season.
All persons knowing themselves indebt
ed to ROSE & MARTINSTEIN, by note
or account, will save cost by paying the
same in due time. 25
If you wish to SAVE MONEY come
and see us before purchasing your
To our friends and patrons. Our office
will be at N. Dodge’s boot and shoe store
until our new bank building is completed
on the south side of square.
Gibbs & Bros.
Bankers and Brokers,
Oskaloosa lowa, April 21st, 1874.
Wholesale and retail at Vernon’s, Ex
change Block.
C. S. Wells’ dwelling-house and one lot
east of City Livery. For . particulars en
quire as above.
Fine pasture to let, adjoining city, to
responsible parties. PJpnty running water
on land. Laffebty & Johnson. n-39
COAL ! COAL! ! COAL! ! !
I have opened a new bank on Robert
Seevers’ placejust east of the city, where
all that want coal can be supplied with a
good article.
Orders left at Beede’s Boot and Shoe
store or'S. J. Dutton’s grocery, will receive
prompt attention.
u 3 D. W. Jones.
Dried and Canned fruit at cost at
47-tf Mattison & Bro.
Cash for eggs and butter at
47-tf Mattison & Bro.
The lowest it has been in five years at
47-tf Mattison & Bro.
Geo. W. Baer has 82 acres of coal land
near Oskaloosa, for sale. Call on It. Wil
son. at Dixon & Wilson’s harness store
south side, in Phoenix Block.
A Granger
Great variety of
RATTAN GOODS, at McCurdy & Co’s.
Strawberries, Blackberries, Pine Apples,
Pears, Cherries, Tomatoes, etc., ete., 2 lt>
cans 20 cents at
47-tf Mattison & Bro.
It is said that the Studebaker Company
at South Bend, Ind. make a complete wa
gon every ten minutes. A car load on exhi
bition at the New Agricultural Warehouse
of J. H. Green & Co. 48 w 4
Owing to the death of L. S. Perry, it is
necessary that the books of the firm of
Perry & Acomb, Painters, be settled up
at once. For the next 60 days all accounts
will be found at the shop. PI ease call and
settle. Perry & Acomb. 48
A house and lot within three blocks ot
the square. Five rooms and good cellar
all in good repair. The best bargain to be
had in the city. See
46 Haskell & Scott.
Best stock of boots and shoes, of all
kinds, in town, at Phelps & Gould’s south
side. 46
O. C. G. Phillips has $77,000,000 insur
ance capital in his office.
go to
Howard & Ayres’. 49-tf
Sewing Machine, for sale at a
By BACON BROS’ south side grocery 12
Sealed bids will be received for the erec
tion of a
in sub-district No. 3, Jefferson Tp., Mahas
ka county, until the third Monday of Sep
tember. Plan and specifications may be
found, and bids left with the undersigned.
District Secretary.
County Supt.
August 13,1874. 49w4
20 lbs dried apples for SI.OO
8 “ choice half peaches 1.00
5“ California half peaches 1.00
4 “ choice Rio Coffee 1.00
47-tf at Mattison & Bro.
Fresh oat meal and cracked wheat at
HOWARD & AYRES’. 49-tf
Cook & Hunt have sold their entire in
surance agency to O. C. G. Phillips, who
will continue the business at his office on
south side of public squaro, over Phelps
& Gould’s boot and shoe store. This is
one of the strongest a ;encies in lowa, em
bracing many of the strongest companies
on the globe. 47
Iron frames and strong nervous systoms
are not the lot of all. But the feeble need
not despair. By adopting the right means
they may live as long and enjoy life as
much as their more robust neighbors.
Physical invigoration is, however, necessa
ry to this end; and while the spirituous
tonics and nervines usually administered,
eventually depress both body and mind,
Dr. J. Walker’s California Vinegar
Bitters invariably supply new vigor to
the frame, while they regulate every disor
dered function, vy4 00
Cnarles Blattner.
The Banking House of Frankel Bach
& Co., anil the Stores of S. Baldauf anil I.
Frankel «fc Co., will be closed Saturday,
September 12th, and Monday, September
21st, on account of Holidays.
Frankel, Bach & Co.,
I. Frankel & Co.,
S. Baldauf.
Indistinct ailments.
There are many distressing symtoms of disease
the causes of which are uncertain. Debility,
nervous irritation, mental stupor, and head
ache, for instance, may possibly be symptomatic
of chronic disease in some particular organ; yet,
in a large majority of cases, at least, they arise
from indigestion, and morbid condition of the
liver and Ixiwels engendered by a foul stomach.
When this is the case a few doses of Hostetter's
Stomache Bitters wiU usually effect a complete
cure, but should the symptoms be only mitigated
without being entirely removed, by u brief
course of the remedy, let it be continued until
every trace of disease has vanished. Dyspepsia
is a wonderful mimic. It imitates with startling
accuracy the indications of heart disease, brain
disease, kidney disease*, and half a dozen fright
ful ailments, and when the doctors have solemn
ly announced the existence of one or other of
these complaints, half a dozen doses of the Bit
ters will, in most eases, explode their theories by
curing the patient. n-52
Oskaloosa, September 3, 8 a. m.
WHEAT.—Steady witti but little change
In quotatious.
COHN.—Steady at 45(350 \
OATS.—Steady and unchanged, [email protected]
RYE.—4a to 50.
BARLEY.—[email protected]
CATTLE—Steady i 4 @5 00.
FEATHERS, new.—4sc.
SHEEP PELT5.—50(31.25.
HOGS. —But slight change in prices
closing at [email protected] 50.
BHEEP. —[email protected]
BUTTER.—SIight decline,2sc.
TIMOTHY 5EE0.—[email protected]
HIDES, green.—6c.
HIDES, dry.—l2J4<3L r C.
Chicago, Sept. 2.
WHEAT.—No.I, 97>4, No. 2, 93>4a942i;
cash ; 92%a93.
CORN —Active and firm ; No. 2, closed
at 68}4. cash; Sept. 68>i ; rejected 6734.
OATS. —No. 2, 40J4 cash.
BUTTER 28a33. '
Chicago, Sept. 2.
CATTLE.—Receipts 4000; fair to choice
5 25a0 00; eqtra, 6 15a6 85.
HOGS—Receipts 7,000 ; quiet and weak;
common ; 5 85(36 00 ; medium 6 45a6 90;
choice 7 00a7 45.
SHEEP—2 75a4 25.
WANTED.— A good girl to cook at my restau
rant. Good wages paid. W. E Vernon.
FOR BALE.—House and two lots in eaatpart
of town for sale at a great bargain. .En
quire of H. W. GLEASON. 42
I OST.—Between the city- livery and fair
J grounds, a book containing accounts due
Downing, McMullin & Co. The finder will be
liberally rewarded by returning the same to
Dwight F. Downing. 50
SALE.—A valuable farm of 110 acres,
situated 24 miles north of Oskaloosa. 100
or more bearing fruit trees. A good sized story
and a half house. New barn, 36x48 well finish
ed. Also 30 acres of timber 14 miles distunt.—
Inquire on the premises.
50w5 J. R. Garwood.
IOST.— A bank-book, of Nat. State Bank of
Oskaloosa, last Saturday night. It con
tained notes, due-hills, Ac., and certificates of de-
Sosit for SI6OO on Merchants’ National Bank of
linneapolis. The finder will be rewarded by
leaving at Herald office, or Boyer A Barnes or
by calling on the undersigned.
Al. Hawkins.
Oskaloosa, lowa. 50
FOR SALE.—At a sacrifice, a desirable piece
of property In southwest part of town, coi
ner ol Harrison and Jenny Lind Streets, con
sisting of four lots, finely shaded; abundance of
fruit and shribbery. house of five rooms and cel
lar, good barn and carriage bouse, For further
informationingnire of llaskkll & Scott, Phie
nix Block. 49
i The great discovery of the age.
nf'v There is no pain which the Cen*
taur Linimeni will not relieve,
T no swelling wh bitwill not sub
VsY'-a. due, and no lai. eness which it
/aK will not cure. This is strong lan
guage, but it is true. It is nohum
* f kTa».bug ; the recipe is printed around
***£? each bottle. A circular containing
vnhArpOS certificates of wondertul cures ol
sprains, swellings, barns, scalds, cakeu breasts,
poisonous bites, frozeft feet, gout, salt rheum,
ear ache, etc., and the recipe of the liniment will
be sent gratis to any one. It is the most won
derful healing and pain relieving agent the world
has overproduced. It sells as no article before
it ever did sell, and it sells because it does Just
what it pretends to do. One bottle of the Cen
taur Liniment (yellow wrappei) is worth a hun
dred dollars to spavined, strained or galled hor
ses and mules, and screw worm in sheep. No
family or stock-owner can afford to b« without
Centaur Linimeni. Brice, 5u cents. Large bot
tles $1 00. J. B. Rose & Co,. 53 Broadway, N Y.
Castoria is more than a substitute for castor
oil. it ume only safe article in existence which
is sure to regulate the bowels, care wind colic,
and produce natural Bleep, It is pleasant j take
Children need not cry, and mothers may *i D ep
In matters of the Estate of Iteuben Roark,
deceased. Intestate.
Notice is hereby given that there is now on
file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Mahaska County, lowa, the final settlement
and petition for discharge of John Voorhees,
Atlmr., of the estate of Reuben Roark deceased,
and the same is set for hearing- on the Ist day
of the next term of the Circuit Court, to be be
grun and held in Oskaloosa, on the lid Monday of
November, 1874, at which time objections can be
made to the approving of said settlement and
granting the prayer of said petitioner.
C. I*. L'eakle, Clerk.
Notice is hereby given that we the subscribers
hereto have associated and formed ourselves in
to a corporation under the provisions of Chapter
one (1) Title (lx) nine of the code of 1878 cf
The name of the corporation will be the Ma
haska County Coal Company and its principal
place of business Oskaloosa, Mahaska county
The general nature of the business to be tran
sacted by the corporation is and shall be, to buy,
lease, and dispose of coal lands ; to mine coal,
and operate coalmines ; to buy, own, ship, and
sell coal; to build, equip, and operate railroads ;
and to do and transact any other business which
may be lawfully done by a coal company under
the laws of the State of lowa.
The capital stock of the corporation shall be one
hundred thousand dollars (1100,000) and shall be
divided into shares of one hundred dollars (filOO)
each, and payable in installments of not to ex
ceed ten per cent, per month from the date of
this organization.
This corporation shall commence on the Ist
day oi June, 1874, and shall continue for twenty
(20) years from said date.
The business or the corporation shall be mana
ged by a board of five (5) directors, who shall be
elected annually by the stock holders at the reg
ular annual meeting to be held at the office of
the Secretary in Oskaloosa on the second Thurs
day in June of each year; and they shall have
such powers as are ordinarily possessed and ex
ecuted Dy directors ol incorporated companies.
The officers of this corportion shall consist of
a l'resident, Vive President, Secretary,Treasurer,
and Superintendent, who shall be elected by the
board of directors at the regular annual meeting,
to be held on the second Thursday in June ot
each year ; which officers shall have and exer
cise such rights, duties, and authority as shall
be conferred upon them by this corporation,
The indebtednes of the corporation shall at no
time exceed two thirds (*j of the amount of the
capital stock subscribed.
The private property of the members and
stock holders shall not be liable for the debts oi
Robert Lowry,
Geo. L. Davenport,
W. Lakrabeb,
C. C. Cole.
J. K. Graves.
Oskaloosa, July ltith, 1874.
Dealers in
Oil Cloths,
House Furnishing Coods,
32 and 34 Union Block,
OTTUMWA, - - - - IOWA.
Select School for Girls.
South street, Oskuloosa, south of U. I’, church.
Miss S. Rice, Principal;
The course of instruction embraces all the
common and higher English branches, also Lat
in, French, pencil and crayon drawing,
plain and fancy needlework.
Terms of tuition, inclusive of all branches, and
„ , , payable In advance:
Becdor department »00>P«r term
Primary » soof 10 wwks.
.The fall term commences on Tuesday. Sep-
Mother i. ~
New Store
New Coods,
New Prices.
Just opened, a new and com
plete stock of
Groceries, Provisions, sic.
A full assortment of everything in our line at
our new store room on
as our goods were bought on
the market at the
Give us a call and we will try
and make it an object for
yon to trade with us.
Remember the place, South
side square. ARCH FRONT.
Highest market price paid for
country produce.
S. C.Purdy & Co.
~w. hTwrayT
Pine Lumber
Doors, Sash, Ceiling and Floor
ing, Dressed Siding, Fenoing,
Sheeting, Paling, Joists,
Barn Boards, Scantling
Frame Timbers,
etc., etc.
If you wish anything in my line give me a call
and examine stock and prices.
Prices Low as lie Lowest.
Office on west High street, one door east
of St. James Hotel.
Land Agency.
We have on our books a large number of
Farms and Houses in Town.
Also many thousand acres ol wild land. If yon
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,
1 have the only set of Abstracts in Mahaska Co,
Total losses paid over eight million dollars.—
Cash assets 1,738,921 98- Agency of the
Plmii Insnraice Conn
Twenty years one of the leading Agency Com*
panies in the United Status,
Justice of the Peace and Insurance Agent,
30 Oskaloosa, lowa.
Merchant Tailor!
Allstylesof men’s and boys’ clothing
Cut and Made to Order.
All work warranted. A fine stock of piece
alwava an hand ' 11
Pump Repairing.
WeUs 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 & Co., will receive
prompt attention.
33yl Henry Nbwton.
Gunsmith Shop.
East High Street, two doors
east of Snyder’s planing mill.
The undersigned will always be found ready to
accommodate all who may call on him. I am
prepared to make and repair
Rifle*, Shofgnns, Revolver* and Pis
tols of all kind* ou abort notice
and m 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 you engage elsewhere.
Shop and residence on High Street, one block
cast of square. DAVID SHKIVER.
I will also repair door locks and keys, file saws,
make patterns and models of all kinds. D. S. 20
dealer in
Grain and Seeds,
Live Stock,
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 oleva
tor. New Sharon. 42
Oskaloosa JPlaaiig, gill.
Corner of ITijh and Madison Sts.,
J.J. Bill {Han Bits.
„ „ Manufacturers Of
Planing, re sawing, scroll -sawing, etc., done on
hort notice. All orders will receive prompt at
ention. Job work done to order.
Lons at ctU timaa. g

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