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THE OSKALOOSA HERALD.
Leighton & Needham, Editors. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,1874. Read local of horse stolen and help detect the thief. Samuel Knowltoa left for Ohio last evening for a short stay. The Pennsylvania picnic was postponed on account of the weather. Elizabeth will not be a popular name for jrjrl babies this year. Nor Susan. J. J. Elliott sends us some geological specimens from Salt Plains, Indian Ter. A woman named Shockley committed suicide in Ottumwa by taking strychnine last week Rev. J. E. Snowden leaves to-day for a visit to Ohio, including the Cincinnati exposition Tickets from Keokuk to Cincinnati and return, good to Oct. 30th, for $15.60, via K. & D. R. R. J. L. Cochran will give a public sale at his residence near Indianapolis, Saturday next. Sept. 12th. “Proxy” is in oppression for his wife and family have gone on a protracted visit to Marion countv. H. Howard bought the T. G. Phillips’ frame -house and two lots near C. P. Church, for SI6OO. Each ticket lias a "Moore” for clerk. Remember that our Moore has a handle like this, “David R.” The Pennsylvania picnic has been post poned until Saturday, Sept. 19, when a good time is expected. Mrs. E. E. Tucker returned Tuesday night from a summer's sojourn in the north, and Erl is happy. Harvey Young who tried farming in Kansas is back in our county, and says there is no place like lowa. Maj. Downing has bought three build ings on Mahaska county ground, and we learn he will soon move them oil. Mrs. F. W. McCall left Tuesday the Ist for a visit to her relatives and friends at San Jose, Cal. May she have a pleasant trip. In our report of the fair we accidentally omitted Henry Steddon’s pens of Berk shires. He has some of the best blood in the country Robert Servers left us some line w hite grapes, seedling from Concord. This is a large sweet grape, and has but a single seed in each The Register very properly says: “There w ill be no post-oflice clerks in Heaven un less the girls stop directing their letter cat i-coi nered John Sims has his bath-house open now on south east corner of square, w here hot or cold baths may be had at any time, at 85 cents each, or four for one dollar. This No. of the Herald should have had a circulation of .I,(MX). Every friend you have in the east that you want to have move to lowa should read this. The Minutes.—The complete minutes of the Friends’ Yearly Meeting will ap pear in the Herald next week. If you desire extra copies order them now. Poweshiek County. —The Republicans nominated Capt. Carr for Clerk, S. S. Sni d<-r for Recorder, and Henry Sherman for member of Board. Good selections. Dr. Henry Byers of Kansas, son of J. M. Byers of this city, is visiting at home for a few days, lie is on his way to Cincinnati to attend medical lectures this winter. Judge J. A. L. Crookham will lecture before the Harrison township Temperance Association, at Red school house, on Fri day evening, September 18th. Come out. (’lias. B. Shields of Richland Tp., is building one of the finest residences in the township, lie is one of those go ahead farmers that we like to have in a comrnu- The Warren Record has had a partial change—J. A. Everett selling a half inter est there into C. K. Kennedy, who will assist in making the paper better than ever. Religious. —The Rev. Brattain will preach at the Wymore school house, near Robert Bass's, the 3d Sunday in the month. The calculations are a basket dinner and two lectures. Mr. Gibbs of Mo., cousin of the Gibbs Bros, of our place, called on the llekald last week, while attending our county fair. He was favorably impressed with our exhibition. I). S. Print* lias what he styles a “ground peach,” having the appearance of a small musk-melon, or pomegranate, that is said to be perfectly magnificent for sweet pickles or butter. The closing sermon for the present con ference year, will be preached at the Ist M. E. church next Sabbath morning by the Pastor. The Friends will occupy the church in the evening. Prof. J. B. Turner of Jacksonville Ills., was nominated for Congress by the Repub licans, last week. He is a brother of Rev. Asa Turner of this city, and visited this place some two years since. Township Tickets. —Nominate township tickets, and send them in for publication. We offer you the space free, as usual, and will be glad to publish for every township in the county. Albert Fetteiuiokf and Thos. Reeder ha\e patented a railroad gate, that opens on the approach of trains, and shuts when they pass; also a snow plow or excavator that they think will till the bill. I he game of ball between our‘Hawkeye’ second nine and theEddyville second nine resulted in favor of our boys by the out rageously large score of 58 to 4-1. Boys you ure too wild. Tone down. Our Wm. 11. Needham left Wednesday night the 2d inst., for a visit to h'.s boy hood’s home in Ohio, and also in search of his better half, who has been visiting in that State for three months past. The Washington county Republicans nominated the following good ticket last Saturday. J. A. Cunningham, Clerk ; T. S. Rowan, Recorder; (nearly Cowan that); and M. Goodspeed, Supervisor. Finger Bitten.—A young man named "! m Johnson had the end of his thumb at ten off by a horse in Bashaw livery, W ednesday Dight 2d iufst „ c wuß in now *' UIU n *ght, but is iinprov- Juooed.-Sheriff lletherington took Al b. r. Brown an,l T„,*„ ' ,lent,arj-last week. The f onuer , 1 ; tnontlis for atralin* a , uit latter for two years and a half tut honjC Temperance meeting, at the First M. E church, Oskaloosa, Saturday evening Sept. 12th, at 7 o’clock. To be addressed by Joseph Moore, President of Earlham College, Indiana, and Hon. Elias Jessup of Hardin county, lowa. Burrell of the Washington county Preaa had a cow, that for some cause he named “Susan B. Anthony (certainly not be cause it was a good milker). He now asks leave to renig in the following two-liner: “Bessie’s revelations induce us to change the name of our cow.” The effect of the Beecher scandal is felt even in lowa. Excursion to Indianapolis, Indiana, will leave Oskaloosa on Thursday, September loth at|2:s7, p. m., via St Louis. Fare to In dianapolis, and return good on all regular trains within 40 days, with 100 pound* baggage, $18.50. At the State teachers'association at Des- Moines last week, Prof. W. Lytle of this city was elected one of the Vice Presi dents. Prof. Bruner of Oskaloosa college read a paper on the relation of colleges to common schools. It is highly spokeu of. It is thought the Johnson murderer at Des Moines has been found. A man nam ed Howard and his mistress, keepers of a house of ill-fame are under arrest; one of the girls in the house testified that she saw the deed done by Howard, with a wine bottle. At the called meeting of the Women’s Suffrage Association, the organization w as perfected by the election of permanent oflicers. Rev. T. Merrill, Rcv.R. A. McAyeal and P. C. Welch, were chosen as delegates to llie State Women’s Suffrage Convention to be held at Des Moines on the Btli and 9th of Sept. The Enoch Arden Troupe left here Mon day morning for Newton, where they play during the present week. It is a good troupe, and in our intercourse with the manager and various members found them all perfect gentleman, and prompt to meet all engagements. We speak for them a crowded house at Newton. At the last meeting of the Grand Lodge of the I. O. of G. T. of lowa, the following officers were elected for the years ’74 and ’75. G. W. C. T., S. W. Cole ; G. W. T., Isaac Brandt; G. W. Sec’y., Laura A. Ber ry ;G. W. Asst. Sec’y., W. R. Lacy; and W. P. Helliugs was appointed Deputy G. W. ('. T. for Oskaloosa Lodge. Inter-state Industrial Exposition.— The Inter-State Industrial Exposition of Chicago, will be open from September 9tli, to October 10th, to the public, from all parts of the Union. It being the greater Exposition of the country this season, the Railroads will issue excursion tickets at reduced rates, to accommodate all desirous of visiting this grand Exposition. The officers of the county fair deserve general praise for the able manner in which they have discharged their every duty. The labors are great and often vex atious, but they have all been promptly and gentlemanly discharged, to the satis faction of all. The secretaries placed us under obligations by copying the list for us. The Yearly meeting opened with meet ings for worship, last Sunday—large crowds being in attendance. Services were held in both the rooms of the church, and stands were erected outside. The weath er was pleasant, and everything bids fair for a fine session. In former years it was a stereotyped phrase that “we’ll have rain during Yearly meeting,” hut of late our Quaker friends have been more fortunate. Stabbed. —Last Sunday night, T. J. Haywood was severely stabbed in an affray at L. A. Swearingen’s saloon, south of town. As the affray was general it is not definitely known who stabbed him but was thought to be a section hand on the rail road. The cuts were four in number, one on the head, near the temple, one in the side, one in the thigh, one in the back. Jeff is not dangerously hurt, but confined to the house. Hiram Rosel, formerly of Keokuk coun ty, went to Kansas, had a fine farm, 60 acres in corn and 70 acres in small grain. The grasshoppers took his corn clean, but his small grain being in stack, he felt safe. He got a threshing machine at work, and when about four bushels had been threshed the thresher took lire, and totally destroy ed his whole crop. He has plenty of stock, but cannot get anything to feed them, nor sell them at any price. He will return here to winter. The brevct-Democrats of Wapello coun ty nominated a candidate for Clerk, in their county convention, but the gentle man after wearing the empty honor of that nomination a week, respectfully de clined to become a victim against L. M. Godley, the present Clerk, and Republican candidate for re-election. Godly is a gal lant 22d lowa boy, wlm left a leg at Vicks burg, and making a careful and efficient officer, the anti-monops have concluded he cannot be improved upon, and refuse to put up another man against him. Rev. 11. P. Malone pastor of St Mary’s (Catholic) church of this city has been called to take charge of a Catholic church at Keokuk, to which place he will go in a short time. Father Harding of Washington will take charge of the church here. There are many friends of both these pastors who are grieved on account of the change. Father Malone has built a church at Searsboro, and improved the one at Pella, and also improved church and parsonage here. Father Harding built the convent at Washington. The Fair. —Last Thursday was to have been the last day of the fair, but a steady rain set in Wednesday night, and contin uing Thursday morning it was thought best to continue over Friday. Thursday afternoon was quite pleasant, and a small crowd visited the grounds and witnessed the performances, but it clouded up again and Friday it rained nearly all day Thus the society lost the best day, but notwith standing this the funds panned out quite a respectable sum, paying all the expenses of the fair, but not for the improvements. The society is in a flourishing condition, and able to pay* every cent it owes. The Standard editor attempts to make political capital by publishing the report of the grand jury in regard to the jail, because we have a Republican Sheriff. The Board of Supervisors visited the jail this week and found everything in as good condition as is possible with the present building. So long ago as 180!), a commit tee of our citizens composed of James Rhiuehart, W. M. Wells, J. K. Pierson, Isaac Hawkins, David Needham, P. A. Watts, I). Ogilivc, John 11. Green, F. L. Downing, J. W. Faxon, Jamison & Brown, N. Caven und John 11. W/irren, visited the jail and reported adverse to the building as a jail. The attempt to thus make polit ical capital, by censuring a worthy officer who has done his every duty as well us the materials placed in his hands by the county will admit of, is as mean as the soul of the editor who uses it. It will take stronger arguments than that to turn the the tide in favor of the dying anti-monop part y. SCHOOL OFFICERS’ READ. Sections 1754 and 1755 of School Laws read as follows: The directors shall, be tween the first and tenth days of September of each year, prepare u list of the names of the heads of families in his sub-district, together with the number of children be tween the ages of five and twenty-one years, distinguishing males from females, and shall record the same in a book kept for that purjmse; and he shall, between the tenth and fifteenth days of September of each year, rejiort to the secretary of the district township the number of persons in his sub-district between the ages of five and twenty-one years, distinguishing be tween males and females. Section 1745 provides that secretaries shall make their annual reports to the county Superintendent between the fif teenth and twentieth days of September in each year. In independent districts the enumeration shall be made by the secretary, or may be made by any one of the directors appoint ed for that purpose by the board. It is hoped that the duties enumerated in the preceding sections will be promptly and faithfully performed by the officers referred to, as very much depends upon said reports being made accurately, and on time. J. Hull, Co. Supt. MONROE TP. CORRESPONDENCE. Eds. lleuax.d. —Since our last notes were sent you wc have had some pretty warm weather for lowa, on the 10th and lltli of August the mercury stood at 100 degrees in the shade, and higher in some localities. On the 20th and 21st at 99 degrees. In fact the month of Aug. has been noted here for very hot, dry weather, till the 27th ; that and the succeeding day were rainy and somewhat cooler, the mercury ranging from 60 to 70 degrees, for the two days. The rain was very moderate and constant making the previously parched fields look very encouraging to fanners. There is quite an excitement about Indian apolis concerning the price of new corn; some feeders from Missouri are to bring in stock from that section, to feed here, they are contracting for corn at 25 cents per bushel. The feeders in this locality are paying from 15 to 30 cents per bushel. It is rumored that Bridges, Clarkson, Davis, McCann and Maloby are about to make a corn corner here. James Bridges sold his half interest in the Stone Ridge mill re cently, for the nice little sum of SSOOO. Bridges has more taste for live stock than for mills. The buyer is said to be an ex cellent practical miller ;we hope for his success, although his name is not just now in mind. The Roberts Bros., are building a new mill near the old one ; if it can as sume the coveted reputation of its senior it shall never want for custom. Mrs. Mc- Coy, mother of the Rev. J. McCoy of Indianapolis, aged 80 years, was buried on the 20th inst., she was an old and respected resident of this place. The debility of old age was the occasion of her death. The funeral of Joseph Johnson and John Snod grass were both attended at the Baptist church in Indianapolis on the 21st inst., at 4 o’clock j*. m. they both died of consump tion, they had been pitiful sufferers for a long time, they were both heads of families. Yours, Condensed Locals from 6th Con. District. Keokuk County.—Lewis Schnakenbcr gcr, in returning from camp-meeting upset his wagon and broke his wife’s collar-bone. Says the Review. Jasper County.—U. R. Thomas, 17 years old, while out hunting near Newton shot a squirrel and it lodged in the forks of a tree. He was bound to have that squir ril and climbed twenty-five feet up tha body of the tree—not a limb to hold to, and when he reached the fork put his leg through, and resting a moment let his weight on that limb, and when he attempt ed to move, found he could not budge. The more he worked the tighter he stuck. He worked an hour and a half and then commenced halloaing for help. He was finally heard, a ladder brought and the limb sawed off before he could be extrica ted. He began to think seriously of pass ing in his checks before help came. But he got the squirrel John Mateer’s adopt ed son, 14 years old, playing in shallow water, stepped off in a deep hole, and was drowned. From the Free Press and Re publican. Monroe County.—The Union says Win. Stoops, was going home from Albia : one evening recently, in a wagon, after dark, when the team “shied” to one side of the road. Stopping the horses sudden ly, Mr. Stoops looked out to see what had frightened them, and saw a boy, probably five or six years old, lying asleep in the road, his head not more than four inches from the wagon wheel. He woke up just then and began to scratch his head and hunt for his hat. Mr. S. saw a man back of the wagon some distance walking away from it. He called to the man but no at tention was paid to the call. He asked the boy if lie knew who that man was. The boy said lie guessed it was his father, hut he didn’t know, and explained that he d'ul not answer because he did not under stand English. The boy said his name was Johnson, but gave no explanation of his being asleep in the road. He took the whole affair in a manner as nonclialent as though the road was his usual resting place and it was no unusual occurrence for him to be awakened liy horses and wagon running over him. When lie had got his hat, he started off in the direction the man had gone. It was all a mysterious proceeding Some men from the grass hopper regions of Nebraska are feeding a little bunch of some twenty-three hundred hogs in Bluff Creek township, this county. They have bought all the corn they could get in that part of the county, paying from $8 to sl7 per acre for it. Upon enquiring why these men came so far east as Monroe county to feed their hogs we were told that the corn crop in this county is heavier than it is anywhere west of us The Monroe Republicans nominated J. W. H. Griffin, for Clerk ; James 11. Caster, Recor der ; James M. Porter, Supervisor. Republican County Convention. Oskaloosa, lowa, Sept. 5, 1874 The Republicans of Mahaska county as - sembled in delegate convention, at tlic Court House, in Oskaloosa, pursuant to call. On motion of J. S. Barnett, of Des Moines Tp. Wm. 11. Seevers, of Oskaloosa, was elected Chairman. Convention being called to order, on motion of 11. C. Leigh ton, 11. J. Vail, of New Sharon,'was chosen Secretary. The Chair stated the object of the convention to be the nomination of candidates for the offices of Clerk, Re corder and Commissioner. On motion the Chair appointed Charles Phelps, of Rich land, D. D. Miller, of Harrison, and H. C. Leighton, of Oskaloosa Tps., a committee on credentials, who brought forward the following report : Oskaloosa Tp., D. A. Hurst, W. S. Mar tin, 11. C. Leighton, 11. W Gleason, Geo. T. Carpenter, F. W. McCall, J. W. Mc- Mullin, D. W. Loring, M. C. Ruby, John Baer, W. 11. Seevers, J. A. Hoffman, R. P. Bacon, G. W. Hale, I. A. Anderson, C. S. Wells, R. T. C. Lord. Prairie Tp., 11. A. Smith, A. W. Naylor, 11. J. Vail. Richland Tp., C. Plelps, C. J. Dodd, J Glotfelter. Scott Tp., W. E. Boyer, D. F. Laugh lin. Union Tp., J. Vermillion, J. J. Mc- Mains. White Oak Tp., M. Kinsman, C. J. Jack son. Adams Tp., Wm. Fagan, J. T. Robert son. Cedar Tp., J. 11. Warner, W. F. Wray. Harrison Tp., T. R. Gilmore, D. D. Mil ler, P. Ratcliff. Jefferson Tp., D. Patterson, J. 11. Ev ans. Madison Tp., Geo. Crispin, Geo. Mc- Clure. Des Moines Tp., J. S. Barnett, T. J. Truax. The Convention then proceeded to the nominat ion of candidates. The name of W. It. Cowan being the only one pre sented for Recorder he was nominated by acclamation. A motion was then introduced and car ried for the casting of votes by townships. John Ryan, of Black Oak, and Wm. Stewart, of Adams Tps., were named be fore the Convention for the office of Com missioner. The first vote stood, Ryan, 7, Stewart, 36 ; he receiving a majority of the votes cast was declared the nominee of the Convention.. D. R. Moore, of Prairie, Perry Shriver, of Harrison, E. T. Gadd, of Oskaloosa, and W. N. Jones, of Jefferson Tps., were then named for the office of Clerk. The first ballot resulted as follows : Moore 11, Shriver 9, Gadd 21, Jones 2. The name of C. P. Searle was then an nounced, and the second ballot stood : Moore 9, Shriver 15, Gadd 15, Jones 2 Searle 2. Third ballot—Moore 11, Shriver 12 Gadd 11, Jones 2, Searle 9. Gadd then withdrew his name. Fourth ballot—Moore 17, Shriver 18 Searle 18. Fifth ballot —Moore 27, Shriver 8, Searle 8. Mr. Moore was then declared nomina ted. A motion to make his nomination unanimous was warmly received. Con vention then adjourned. W. H. Seevers, Chairman. H. J. Vail, Sec’y. CARD FROM J. W. HIXESLEY. Mr. Editor. —I see by the last issue of the Standard “a report of the present condition of the county jail.” It is signed by Sam Thompson foreman in the behalf of the jury. I wish every person to read i the report carefully and see whether it is j the present keeper that he finds fault with or his predecessor ; he says they have no j fault to find with the present keeper of the jail, notwithstanding they report very unfavorable of the present condition of the concern, (cobwebs Ac). Now the public will remember that it has been eight months since I so graceful- j ly retired from the jail, and, this same j Sam Thompson hus been one of the grand jury for the year 1874, and wasmude fort- I man at the last February term thereof, ! and I don't remember of hearing any thing good or bad said in regard to the condi tion of the jail at that session of the grand jury, yet it is the duty of the grand jury to examine the condition thereof, notwithstanding it was left by me in a “sadly demoralized condition,” suppose he means those old cobwebs. How long Sam will you hold me responsible for the con dition of that miserable filthy old worn out concern called a jail ? a den not fit to incarcerate Sam Thompson in and yet tile best I know of in lowa except Henry co jail; the keeper and his family are in jail almost as much as those who arc lock ed in ; they are so closely connected with the prison part of the concern that they are annoyed and punished with the stench from the tilth thereof, and they are often compelled to hear the vulgar talk and con versation from unprincipled thieves and vagabonds. I locked them in their cells fed them on bread and water, tied them down to the floor for so doing but you can’t hold a man’s tongue. I always made it a point to try kind treatment first. I con fess that I have used some men rough, no rougher than my judgment dictated, and I have the marks to show that I have had rough treatment from those men. I have visited a great many jails in lowa and out of lowa and the Mahaska county jail is as well kept as any I have visited and better than the majority. The pres ent jailor, Mr. C. Hetherington, and his family, are well known and arc known to be a good Christian family of people, and will look after the interest of criminals in their care. I would much rather risk my self in their hands than in the bands of Sam Thompson for decent keepirg. The board of supervisors, and the grand jury for ten years, while I had control of the jail and was responsible for it, exam ined it I think from four to six times a year; the statute made it their duty to do so, and report the condition of it. Their reports I presume are on file sub ject to public inspection. I believe there was no serious'Jobjections found to the manner in which the jail was kept; but now, eight months after I moved from the jail, here comes a report signed by Sam Thompson, that the jail when I left it was sadly demoralized, notwithstanding the board of supervisors had their regular session the first Monday of January, at the very time I retired so gracefully from the jail; (how is that for high) ? Now Sam why did’nt you just tell the people you have been mad at me for several years, and that you have been stooping beneath the dignity of any gentleman to throw dirt upon me, and that you wanted to throw something into the hungry maw of the anti-monop party to give it life. After you had been fed and clothed by the Re publican party for ten or twelve years, then you tried it on your fnrm9, one of which you got by paying some poor man’s taxes and refused to let him have it back again. That is all right, as it is law ; but not consistent Grangerism. And when you failed to make a deecnt living on the farm, you turned granger to share the spoils. Since that time you have made your bed with copperheads that you used to be so persistent in abusing. I suppose now you think you arc even with me, for the Board censuring you once some years ago on ac count of illegal abuse of me when you was county judge. Sam I dont wish to quarrel with you ; this is to explain your report of the present condition of the jail. Oh consistency thou art a brick. Helper. LIST OF PREMIUMS. Orchards and llkdoes. Best hedge of any age, to be judged ac cording to its age —not less than 40 rods; E. Hankins, Ist; W. B. Hibbs, 2d. Best essay on hedging; not yet awarded. Best arranged and cultivated orchard, of not less than 50 trees, and different var ieties of fruit; OscarS. Edgar Ist; W. B. Hibbs, 2d. REPORT OP COMMITTEE. “To the Board of Director* of the Alahatika County Agricultural Society : Gentlemen.—Your committee appointed to award premiums on or chards and hedges, report that after an examina tion of all that were entered, they award the first premium on hedges to E. Hankins, and the sec ond to W. 11. Hibbs. The first premium on or chards to Oscar S. Edgar, and the second to W. B. Hibbs. Mr. Hankins’ he<lge is five years old, and will now turn any kind of stock. It was well cultivated, and not cut down until two years old, when the plants were cut one half off about two inches above the ground and bent down close to the ground along the row. From each of these bent down plants several stems have grown up, and these having been frequent ly cut back have rendered the hedge very thick from top to bottom. It is now ’about four feet high, and three and one-half feet wide, and very neatly trimmed. Mr. Hibbs' hedge will have on ly two years growth this full. It wus cut down last September to within two inches of the ground, and has this season made a growth of nearly four feet; it has been well cultivated; stands thick at the bottom with no plants miss ing and is a first-rate sturt for a good fence. Mr. Edgar’s orchard is Just coming into bear ing; the heads of the trees are nicely formed— starting about four feet from the ground. The rows are very straight; the trees twenty feet upart, of more even growth than is generally found in this country, and give every indication of having laid good care and cultivation. Mr. llibbs' orchard has only been set one or two years; the heads are forming at from two and and one-half to three and one-half feet from the ground. They have been well set, well cultiva ted, and with equally good management hereaf ter will make a very fine orchard. Your committee would recommend that here after, the premiums on orchards and hedges, be as follows: For the best orchard of not less than fifty trees, nor less thun five years’ growth siuce setting. For the best hedge fence not less than four years’ old, nor less than forty rods. Hour. Seevers, Daniel S. Prine, A. S. Nichols. FIELD PRODUCTS. Best bushel clover seed, T. B. White, Ist. Best bushels spring wheat, Win. A. Bry ant, 2d. Best bushel yellow corn, T. B. White, Ist; same Vance, 2d. Best bushel white coin, T. B. White, Ist; I. M. Hoover 2d. Best bushel oats, T. B. White, 2d; Wm. A. Bryant Ist. Best bushel timothy seed, T. B. White, Ist. Best bushel rye, T. B. White, Ist. CLASS A —HORSES. No. 1. Thorough-bred*. Best Stallion four years old and up wards, A. W. Allen. Best Stallion, three years old, Embcrt Allen. Best filly three years old, A. W. Allen. No. 2. Roadster». Best stallion four years old and upward, Jas. Torrance Ist; Jno. Walton 2d. Best stallion three years old, A. W. Allen Ist; C. S. Wells 2d. Best stallion two years old, Platt Kqtch um Ist; H. Cathcart 2d. Best stallion one year old, W. C. Hawk ins Ist. Best horse colt, E. W. Allen Ist; Joshua Price 2d. Best brood mare with sucking colt at her side, E. W. Allen Ist; A. W. Allen 2d. Best filly three years old, A. W. Allen Ist. Best filly two years old, E. W. Allen Ist; John Allen 2d. Best one year old, Platt Ketchum Ist. Best stallion showing four of the best sucking colts, T. R. Gilmore Ist. Best stallion four years old and upward, I. M. Hoover Ist; AV. W. Miller 2d. Best stallion three years old, N. Cone Ist; A. W. Allen 2d. Best stallion two years old, John Tennis Ist; Keokuk Co. Impt’g Ko. 2d. Best stallion one year old, AW C. Hawk ins Ist; N. Cone 2d. Best horse colt, E. W. Allen Ist; R. S. Piper 2d. Best brood mare, with her sucking colt at her side, E. W. Allen Ist; Lewis Hillery 2d. Best filly three years old, Keokuk Co. Imp. Co. Ist; John Tennis 2d. Best filly two years old, Moore A Bro. Ist; Lewis Hillery 2d. Best filly one year old, John Tennis Ist. No. 4. Norman and other draft homes. Best stallion four years old and upward, Keokuk Co. Imp. Co. Ist; Ben Ladd 2d. Best stallion three years old, Ben Ladd Ist. Best stallion two years old, John Tennis Ist; Keokuk Co. Imp. Co. 2d. Best horse colt, T. R. Gilmore Ist. Best brood mare with her sucking colt at her side, E. W. Myrick Ist; T. R. Gil more 2d. Best filly three years old, Keokuk Co. Imp. Co. Ist; John Tennis 2d. Best filly two years old, Keokuk Co. Imp. Co. Ist. Best filly one year old, John Tennis Ist. Best mare colt, E. W. Myrick Ist; J. R. Welch 2d. No. 5. Carriage , Walking and Farm Best pair closest matched carriage horses or mares, Jas. Bridges Ist; Terry Mays 2d. Best single carriage horse or mare, H. 11. Prine Ist. Best gelding or mare for saddle, W. C. Hawkins Ist. Best farm geldings or mares, Keokuk Co. Imp. Co. Ist; J. B. Rcdburn 2d. Best walking mare or horse, J. A. Cun ningham Ist; W. M. Sternes 2d. No. 0. Trotting, Pacing and Buggy Horses. Best pair buggy geldings or mares, W. C. Hawkins Ist; Win. Burnside 2d. Best single buggy gelding or mare, A. W. Allen Ist; C. P. Searle 2d. Best trotting gelding or mare, A. W. Allen Ist; 11. 11. Prine 2d. Best pacing gelding or mare, T. T. Tins ley; Jas. Stout 2d. No. 7. Trotting and Pacing. Fasting trotting gelding or mare four years old or under, J. W. Walton Ist; A. W. Allen 2d. Fastest pacing gelding or mare four years old or under, T. T. Tinsley Ist; E. K. Shaw 2d. SSO purse. Horses that never beat three minutes, A. J. Lieurance Ist; D. F. Comstock, 2d ; Jas. Torrence 3d. $l5O. Special trot; free to all; Recon struction, Ist; Capt. Jack, 2d ; Honest John, 3d. Fastest pacing horse, gelding, or mare, John McMains, Ist, “Jo.” Best heavy draft stallion, W. W. Miller, Ist. Best stallion of any age or breed (other than the above) for general purposes, Keokuk Co. Imp’d Co. Ist. Class B. No. 10— Mules, Jacks and Jen- Bull, 3 years old, M. W. Fall, Ist; A. N. Caldwell. Bull, 2 years old, 11. 11. Prine, Ist. Bull, 1 year old, J. B. Gray, Ist; I). S. Prine, 2d. Cow, 3 years old, with calf at her side, 11. 11. Prine, Ist; A. N. Caldwell, 2d. Heifer, 2 years old, 11. 11. Prine, Ist. “1 “ “ “ Ist and 2d. Heifer calf, A. N. Caldwell, Ist; W. T. Smith, 2d. No. 12. — Deeons. Bull, 3 years old or upwards, S. Ingels, Ist; L. Dingman, 2d. Bull 1 year old, S. Ingels, Ist. Bull calf, “ “ “ 8. L. Pom eroy, 2d. Cow, 3 years old and upwards, with calf at her side, S; Ingels, Ist and 2d. Heifer, 2 years old, 8. Ingels, Ist; 8. L. Pomeroy, 2d. Heifer, 1 year old, S. Ingels, Ist. Heifer calf, 8. Ingels, Ist. No. 14.— Alderneys or Jerseys. Bull, 3 years old, W. T. Smith, l9t. Bull, 1 year old, W. T. Smith, Ist. Cow, 3 years old, and upward, with calf at her side, W. T. Smith, Ist and 2d. Heifer 2 years old, W. T. Smith, Ist. Heifer calf, W. T. Smith, Ist and 2d. No. 15. — Grades. Bull calf, Ellis Prine, Ist; A. N. Cald well, 2d. Cow, 3 years old with calf at side ; J. W. Cunningham, Ist; S. L. Pomeroy, 2d. Heifer, 1 year old ;S. L. Pomeroy, Ist. Heifer calf, J. W. Cunningham, Ist; S. L. Pomeroy 2d. No. 16. — Fat Cattle. Beef animal, male or female, must show more than ordinary fat, 11. H. Prine, Ist and 2d. Class C, No. 17. — Herds and Families. Herd of cattle owned by one person; of any age or breed; consisting of not less than one bull, and four of the opposite sex; Short-horns, 11. 11. Prine, Ist and 2d. Bull showing not less than four of his own calves; Devons; Sam’l Ingels, Ist and 2d. Cow showing two of her own calves, Devons; S. Ingel9, Ist and 2d. Cow showing two of her own calves, Short-horns; 11. 11. Prine, Ist. nerd; bull and four females; Devons, S. Ingels, Ist and 2d. Herd; bull and four females; Jerseys, W. T. Smith Ist. No. 18.— Sweepstakes. Best bull of any age or blood, 11. 11. Prine, Ist. Best cow of any age or blood, H. 11. Prine, Ist. Class D. No. 19 — Fine Wooled Sheep. Buck two years old and over, I. M. Hoover Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. Buck one year old, A. J. Blakely, of Grinncll Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. Ewe two years old and over, I. M. Hoo ver Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. Ewe one year old, I. M. Hoover Ist; CL* M. Smith 2d. Buck lamb, C. M. Smith Ist; I. M. Hoo ver 2d. Ewe lamb, C. M. Smith Ist; A. J. Blake ley, of Grinnell 2d. No. 20 — Long Wooled and Mutton Sheep. Buck two years old and over, C. M. Smith Ist; S. R. Pettitt 2d. Buck one year old, C. M. Smith Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. Ewe two years old and over, C. M. Smith Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. Ewe one year old, S. R. Pettitt Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. Buck lamb, C. M. Smith Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. Ewe lamb, S. R. Pettitt Ist; C. M. Smith 2d. No. 21 — Sweepstakes. Buck of any age or breed, C. M. Smith Ist. Ewe of any age or breed, C. M. Smith Ist. CLASS E—SWINE. No. 22. Berkshires. Boar one year old and upwurds, M. K. Prine & Son, Ist and 2d. Boar under one year old, M. K. Prine & Son, Ist; R. D. Marks, 2d. Sow one year old and upwards, M. K. Prine & Son Ist; It. D. Marks, 2d. Sow under one year and over six months, M. K. Prine & Son, Ist. and 2d. Five pigs under six months, M. K. Prine & Son, Ist; R. D. Marks, 2d. No. 24. Essex. Boar one year old and upwards, W. T. Smith, Ist. Sow one year old and upwards, W. T. Smith, Ist. Five pigs under six months, W. T. Smith, Ist. No. 20. Chestershire. Boar one year and upwards, W. H. Gadd, Ist. Five pigs under six months, W. H. Gadd, Ist. J. AV. Hixesley No. 3. Common Stock Horses No. 8. Trotting No. 9. Sweepstakes Fastest running mule, W. F. Lacey, Ist Ci.apß C, No. 11— Short-horns. No. 27 Chester White. Boar under one year old, C. M. Smith, Ist. and 2d. Sow one year old and upwards, C. M. Smith Ist. and 2d. Five pigs under six months, C. M. , Smith, Ist. No. 28. Poland China. Boar one year old and upwards, Moore & Bro. Ist; A. J. Lytle, 2d. Boar under one year old, A. J. Lytle, Ist; Moore & Bros. 2d. Sow one year old and upwards, A. J. Lytle, Ist; Moore & Bros. 2d. Sow uuder one year old and over six months, A. J. Lytle, Ist; Moore & Bros. 2d. No. 29. Sweepstakes. Best boar of any age or breed, Moore i & Bros. Ist. Best sow of any age or breed. We as a committe cannot decide on sweepstakes premiums for sow. We argue that S. L. Pomeroy, M. K. Prine & Son and S. IL Pettitt have the three best sows and rec ommend that the premiums be equally divided between those parties. We also find that S. L. Pomeroy has a family of hogs bred up by himself, second to none and deserves a place for competi tion aside from and elsewhere than in sweepstakes. J. B. Turner, A A. J. Blakely, >Com. J. B. Reduurn, ) CLASS F. No. 30. Poultry. Best trio light Brahma fowls, W. T. Smith, Ist. Best trio partridge Cochin fowls, W. T. Smith, Ist. Best trio black Cochin fowls, H. 11. Prine, Ist Best trio Dominique fowls, Mary J. Cook, Ist. Best trio fowls, Sand Ingels, Ist. Best trio Houden fowls, Sami Ingels, Ist. Best pair pigeons, Elmer Allen, Ist. CLASS G —AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. Superintendent — lsaac Kalbach. No. 31. Culticators, Corn Planters, and Plows. Double plow, 11. P. Longdon, Eddyville, Ist. Class H. No. 33. — Mechanical. Best Two horse wagon unpainted, Levi Cook, Ist. Best Two horse wagon painted, Levi Cook, Ist. Best Spring wagon, Levi Cook, Ist. Best Washing Machine, Wilson Mc- Faddeu, Ist. Best Churn, W. F. Lacey, Ist. Best Bee hive, R. Wilkin, Ist. No. 34. Best double Carriage Harness, L. L. Hull, Ist. Best single Harness, L. L. Hull, Ist. Best pair Fine boots, Lyman & Trask, Ist. Best pair Stoga Boots, Lyman & Trask, Ist. Best pair lady’s Shoes, Lyman &. Trask, Ist. No. 35. Manufactures. Best pair of Woolen Blankets, Siebel & Co. Ist and 2nd. Best Woolen Cloth, Siebel & Co., Ist. Best Woolen Carpet, Pha*be Henry, Ist; Sarah A. Boswell, 2nd. Best Rag Carpet, Mrs. E. Munsell, Ist. Best Hearth Rug, Bruce Ingels, Ist. Best Flannel, Scibel £ Co., Ist and 2nd. Best Sack of Flour, Lord& Anderson, Ist. Best Pair Woolen Stockings, Mrs. Win. Lundy, Ist. Best Woolen Socks, Mrs. Win. Lundy, Ist. Best Cotton Stockings, Mrs. W. 11. Campbell, Ist. Best Cotton Socks, Mrs. Win. Lundy, Ist. Best Woolen Mittens, Mrs. W. P. Martin, Ist. Best Woolen Gloves, Mrs. W. B. Camp bell, Ist. Best Linen Stockings, Mrs. Win. Lundy, Ist. Class J. No. 36.— Pantry Stores. Best Five Pounds Woolen Yarn, Siebel & Co., Ist. Best Linen Table Cloth, Julia Weltuer, Ist. Ten pounds of butter in two pound rolls, Mrs. J. N. Kinsman, Ist; Mrs. Edris 2nd. Specimen cheese, Kinsman & Endicott, Ist; Maloby & Co., 2nd, all the cheese exhibited of excellent quality.—Com. Five pounds honey, E. Hankins, Ist. Farmer’s rusk, Miss Lizzie Dixon. Three Pounds Hard Soap, Lizzie Dixon. Loaf white bread, Lizzie Dixon. Loaf Graham bread, Mrs. Ben McCoy. Fruit cake, sponge cake, jelly cake, pound cake, each, Mrs. L. S. Hunter. Currant wine, Miss Lizzie Dixon. Fruit’cake, Mrs W. B. Campbell. Sponge cake, Miss Lizzie Dixon. Jelly cake, Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Pound cake, Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Class K. No. 37. Largest collection of jellies, preserves, pickles and jam, Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Apple preserves, Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Quince do do do Peach do do do Cherry do Mrs. S. N. Beman. Tame crabapple preserves, Mrs. W. S. Edgar. Tomato preserves, Mrs. S. N. Beman. Melon do Mrs. Ed. Edris. Wild Plum do Mrs. S. N. Beman. Pear do Mrs. Win. B. Camp bell. Tame grape do do do Tame Plum do Miss Lizzie Dixon. Currant jelly, Mrs. Mary J. Cook. Apple do Mrs. Ben McCoy. Blackberry do Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Strawberry do do do Tame grape do do do Raspberry do do do Tame crabapple jelly, Mrs. W. S. Edgar, Pie plant do Mrs. J. 11. Edgar. Cucumber pickles, Mary J. Cook. Cabbage do do do Peach do Mrs. S. N. Beman. Tomato do Miss Lizzie Dixon. Cherry do no award. Tame Plum do Lizzie Dixon. Pear do do • do Apple do Mrs. S. N. Beman. Mango do no award. Citron do do do Mixed do Mrs. W. B. Camp bell. Gooseberry jam, Lizzie Dixon. Raspberry do Mrs. S. N. Beman. Strawberry do do E. Edris. Blackberry do do S. N. Beman. Currant do do W. B. Cumpb’l. Tomato do do Ben McCoy. Tame plum butter no reward. Apple do Mrs. E. Edris. Peach do Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Tomato do no award. Pumpkin do do Quince do Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Pear do do * do Wild plum do do do Tomato catsup, Mrs. S. N. Beman. Cider vinegar, Miss Lizzie Dixon. Class L. No. 38 Needlework, Quilts, Crochet work. Show of millinery goods, Mrs. J. M. Or vis. Fancy quilt, Mrs. A. Vance. Counterpane, Mrs. D. M. Walton. _Quiltcd comfort, Mrs. W. B. Campbell. Double coverlet, W. F. Lacey. Single coverlet, Julia Weltuer. Best aud greatest variety of fancy work, Mrs. J. A. Shannon, Ist. Best and greatest variety of needle work, Mrs. Sarah Beach. Best and greatest variety of crochet work, Mrs. Saruli Beach. Scrap quilt, Mrs. Wm. B. Campbell. Knotted comfort, Mrs. Mary J. Cook. Worsted quilt, Mrs. A. Vance. Silk quilt, Mrs. 8. R. Pettitt. Specimen plain needle work, Mrs. Mary J. Cook, 2d. Best and greatest variety ornamental needle work. Sewing of any kind, Mrs. J. G. Marks. Specimen knitting, no award. Seed work, Mrs. A. Vance. Paper flowers, Mrs. Ben McCoy. Wax flowers, Mrs. Beach. 1 Embroidered sofa cushion, no award. Lamp mat, Mrs. W. P. Martin. Pin cushion, Mrs. J. A. Shannon. Picture frame of any kind, Mrs. F. A. Moore. Collar, Delina Simmons, Edging, “ Insertion; “ Tidy, Mrs. 11. R. Trask. Specimen tatting, Delma Sinunons. Class M. N 0 .39. — Fine Arts. Best display of photographs, Warring ton A Co. Best and largest show of pictures, War rington A Co. Portrait in oil, Warrington A Co. Specimen marble work, Bruce Ingles. Painting in w r ater colors, Mrs. W. P. Martin. Miscellaneous painting in oil, Mrs. 11. R. Trask. Ornamental shell work, E. 11. Pettitt. Hair wreath, AV. A. Bryan. Agricultural wreath, Mrs. A. Vance. Medley picture, Mrs. Ben McCoy. Photographic views, AA'arrington A Co. Pencil drawing, Mrs. Ben McCoy. Class N. No. 40 — Fruits. Best and largest collection of apples named, S. R. Pettitt. Best variety of winter apples named, S. IL Pettitt. Best variety of fall apples named, S. R. Pettitt. Seedling apple (winter), 11. P. Martin. Seedling apple (fall), T. B. AVliite. Best and largest collection of plums, S. Ingels. Best six bunches of Delaware grapes, S. Ingels. Best six bunches of Concord grapes, 11. P. Martin. Best six bunches of Hartford prolific grapes, Mrs. AV. S. Edgar. Best six bunches of Clinton grapes, Airs. Ben McCoy. Class O. No. 41 —House Plants. Oleander—red, Oleander—white, each, 11. L. Strong. Calla, Teliu, each, Mrs. Mary J.Cook. Begonia, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Tuberose, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Double Petunia, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Cactus, Mrs. H. L. Strong. Acaleas, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Dentgapolio, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Justicia, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Oxalis, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Passion vine, Poinsetta, each, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Vinca or Myrtle, English Ivy, AVax A’inc, each, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Ambutilon Mesipotanicum, Ambutilon Thompsonii, each, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Japan Honeysuckle, Mrs. Mary J. Cook. Lemon Verbena, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Monthly roses, white, Airs. 11. L. Strong. Orange tree, Mrs. AA r . B. Campbell. Jerusalem cherry, Airs. A\ r . B. Campbell. Yantan, Mrs. Mary J. Cook. Monthly roses, red, Airs. Mary J. Cook. Heliotrope, Mrs. Mary J. Cook. Mrs. Strong had on exhibition about 240 flower pots. No. 42. Boquets. Best, largest, and most tastefully ar ranged boquets not less than three feet high, Mrs. 11. L. Strong, Ist; Mrs. Ben McCoy, 2d. Floral arch, Mrs. IL L. Strong, Ist. Floral wreath, Mrs. 11. L. Strong, Ist. Basket of flowers, Mrs. 11. L. Strong Ist. Pair of flat hand boquets, Mrs. 11. L. Strong, Ist. Pair of round hand boquets, Miss Lizzie Dizon Ist. No. 43, Cut Flowers. Best and largest collection of flowers. Mrs. Ben McCoy, Ist. Best and largest collection of wild flow ers, J. Q. Strain, Ist. No. 44. Best and largest collection of astors, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Best and largest collection of phlox, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Best and largest collection of petunias, Mrs. Ben McCoy. Best and largest collection of verbenas, Airs. 11. L. Strong. Best and largest collection of monthly roses, Mrs. 11. L. Strong. Best and largest collection of zenias, Mrs. Ben McCoy - Best and largest collection of everlast -1 ng flowers, Mrs. H. L. Strong. Class Q. No. 46— Vegetables. Best and largest collection of varieties of potatoes raised by any one person, T. IL White. Best and largest collection of vegetables raisd and exhibited by any individual, 11. P.|AVcaver. Best one half bushel sweet potatoes, 11. P. AVeaver. Best one half bushel Early Rose pota toes, 11. P. Martin. Best one half bushel Peerless potatoes, 11. P. Weaver. Best one half bushel Peach Blow pota to es, T. B. White. Best one half bushel Shaker or Califor nia potatoes, T. B. AV’liite. Best one half bushel early potatoes of any variety, T. B. AVliite. Best one half bushel onions, 11. P. Wea ver. Best one half bushel beans, J. Q. Strain. Best one fourth bushel tomatoes, 11. P. Weaver. Best twelve ears early sweet corn, 11. P. AA’eaver. Best twelve ears late sweet corn, N. Cone. Best one-fourth bushel beets, T. B White. Best citron, J. Q. Strain. Best six radishes, T. B. AA’hlte, Best water melon, musk melon, T. B. White. Best twelve cucumbers for pickles, 11. P. AVeaver. Best cantelope, Mrs. E. Edris. Best late cabbage—three heads, Mary J. Cook. Best three pumpkins of any variety, T. B. White, double. Best four largest squashes, AA r . T. Henry. Best squash of any variety, Sami Vance. Discretionary List. Combination Toy Blocks, 11. B. Owen. Diplor/i. Patent Door Check, Henry Cope. Di ploma. Hive Italian Bees, IL Wilkin. Diploma. Honey Extractor, do do do Beeswax, do do do Farm Bells, AA'isliart, Bro. & Brubaker, Diploma. Gaylord’s Patent Spring Bed, Perdue & Lemmon. Diploma. Baskets, Mary Jane Holton. Diploma. Alspice Basket, Miss Dora J. Dutton. Diploma. Sewing Machine, Mrs. Harvey. Diploma. Zephyr Flowers, M. Hinkle. Diploma. do do AV. A. Bryan. Diploma. Stereoscopes, 11. N. Little. Diploma. AVaupun Pump, L. Daily. Diplomu. Estey Organ, AV. M. Wells. Diploma. REPORT OK DISCRETIONARY COMMITTEE. To the President and Board of Directors of Mahaska County Af/ricxdturai SoeUty: Gknt ti.kmen. —We the committee appointed to ex amine and report upon articles entered to be submitted to a discretionary committee, would resi>ectfully report that we have performed such duty, and make awards as stilted opposite each entry. In addition to which we desire to make special mention of First, The combination and toy blocks of H. B. Owen; the committeo being of opinion that for ingenuity and usefulness as a toy, consider ing their eost and durability there is not any thing equal to them. Second, Your committee think the farm bells of Messrs. Wishart Ilros..'& Brubaker, man ufactured by them at Oskaloosa, a tlrst class article of the kind und an article of much ser vice. Third, In reference to the Florence Sewing Machine represented by Mrs. Harvey, your com mittee recommend it as one of the best and cer tainly the eheupest, a consideration presenting itself to every family, when so many of these machines are being sold iu this country at such extravagant prices and great eost, all of which is paid by the purchasers. Fourth, Your committee also desire to make special mention of Gaylord's Patent Bed Spring as one of the simplest, most durable and cheap est article of the kind .that has come under their observation. W. T. Smith, N. Cone, J. W. Walton. Owing to the extra work we had this week with our new typo, the Educational column was necessarily omitted. CENTRAL COMMITTEE. The Republican Central committee of this county is requested to meet at the Herald office sanctum, next Saturday at 1 o’clock p. m., for the transaction of im portant business. It is hoped every mem ber will be present. 11. C. Leighton, Chairman. A CARO. Eds. Herald.— l desire to add my testi mony to that of many others, in praise of the management of the late county fair. Though not a competitor for a premium, yet I was allowed to exhibit my Waujun pumps ; given all desirable advantage and dealt with in a gentlemanly manner. I trust your Mahaska county fairs may ever be as heretofore, models of excellence. L. Daily. OUR DAILY. What tli? papers say of it. The Register of last Thursday has the following : “During the Muliusku Countv Fair the Herald is issuing a neat, stirring, i/mdri-like daily. It seems a pity, if that would keep up the Daily Herald all the time, that Oskaloosa has'ut a fair the year round.” The Oskaloosa Herald issued a daily during the county and gratuitously circulated 1,500 copies, reporting the fair each day as it progressed. This is a chronic, but enterprising and creditable habit with the Herald.—Knoxville Journal. The Herald issued a very creditable daily dur ing the fair. The people of Mahaska county of a right should he and are proud of it.— Xeu: Sharon Star. The Oskaloosa Herald is publishing a neat and well gotten up daily during the fair.—Ot tumwa Courier. The Ottumwa firemen must have given a good account of their trip up here, for we find the following in the Courier : “Our Firemen returned from last evening where they went to see the Oskaloosa firemen handle their steam Are engine. They had a tower built of combustible matter on the Fair grounds, laid a hoso 750 feet from a well on the grounds, and though the whole edifice was a solid sheet of fire they put it out in a very few minutes. It created an immense amount of en thusiasm in the large crowd at the fair, and showed that they knew exactly how to manage their machine. Our l»oys speak in the highest terms of the proprietor of the St. James Hotel, Mr. Win. Drown, who rendered them every at tention. They advise all who want to stop with a Wapello county man and a gentle man, to put up at the St. James. Two bands of music and the fire companies of Oskaloosa met our boys at the depot when they arrived at Oskaloosa, and altogether they were treated like princes. They will never for get and will try to reciprocate the kindness shown them by the citizens of Oskaloosa gener ally.” BIRTHS. To Marquis Barr and wife, Sept. 7th, an lbs daughter. To F. H. Loringand wife. Sept. 4th, a 9 lb girl. To Geo. Brown and wife, Sept. 1, a 10 lb daugh ter. TO THE PUBLIC. Finding agent of Florence Sewing Machines included in the list appended to the ‘reason why’ sewing machines are not exhibited at the pres ent fair, I will say that on Saturday evening, ui>on certain representations I signed an agree ment not to exhibit sewing machines at the pres ent fair. On visiting the fair ground on Monday morning, I did not find anything in the arrange ment for the exhibition of sewing machines that to me was sufficient reason for not exhibiting. I consequently wrote my withdrawal from the agreement, which was placed in the hunds of other agents on Monday. I will also state that I have been present at four previous consecutive fairs, and exhibited sewing machines, and have had no personal cause for complaint as to the management of the sewing machine exhibition. V. E. IIAUVEY, Florence agent. Office at Mrs. 1). C. Lauck’s, West High Street. Orders for Florence Sewing Machines may be left at Mrs. Lauck's, High street. Machines de scribed; also, capacity for work. The simplici ty and durability of the Florence, together with the reduct'd rates for which it is now selling, make it the most desirable machine now in the market. 1 V. E. Harvey, Agent. indistinct ailments. There are many distressing symptoms of dis ease the causes of which are uncertain. Debility, nervous irritation, mental stupor, and head a he, 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 bowels engendered by a foul stomach. When this is the case a few doses of Hostetter’s Stomache Bitters will usually effect a complete cure, but should the symptoms be only mitigated without being entirely removed, by a 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 cases, explode their theories by curing the patient. n-52 CFNTAUR LINIMENT. . The great discovery of the ago. i\. There is no pain which the Cen taur Liniment will not relieve, no swelling which it will not snb due, and no lameness which it j.W will not cure. This is strong ffj/ySjr language, but it is true. It is no *- f around each bottle. A circular rrtflAYpar containing certificates of woo- ' derful cures of rheumatism, neuralgia, lock jaw, sprains, swellings, bums, scalds, caked breasts, poisonous bites, frozen feet, gout, salt rheum, ear ache, etc., and the recipe of the liniment will be sent gratis to any one. It is the most wonderful healing and pain relieving agent the world has ever produced. It sells as no article before it ever did sell, and it sells becuuse it does just what it pretends to do. One bottle of the Centaur Liniment (yellow wrapper) is worth a hundred dollars to spavined, strained or galled horses and mnles, and screw worm in sheep. No family or stock-owner can afford to be without Centaur Liniment. Price 50 cents. Large bottles SI.OO. J. B. Rose & Co., 51 Broadway, N. Y. Castoria is more than a substitute far castor oil. It is the only safe article in existence which is sure to regulate the bowels, cure wind colic and produce natural sleep. It is pleasant to take. Children need not cry, and mothers may sleep. 29 HORSE STOLEN. Strayed or stolen from or near the Friends’ church, on Tuesday night, a bright bay 2 year old horse, a very small white spot on his breast. Address, LOST. Lost on or about Aug. 19tli, in the City of Oskaloosa, one Morocco Covered Memor andum Book marked Richards & Richards, Osceola, lowa. Said book contained some valuable papers and memorandums. Any person finding same will be liberally re warded by returning it to the National State Bank of Oskaloosa n 1 NOTICE. The Banking House of Frankel Bach «kCo., and the Stores of 8. Baldauf and I. Frankel & Co., will be closed Saturday, September 12th, and Monday, September 21st, on account of Holidays. * Frankel, Bach & Co., I. Frankel & Co., S. Baldauf. HOW TO GET STAMINA. Iron frames and strong nervous systems 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 invigoratiou 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. w 4 50 AUCTION SALE of Chromos and Engravings. We have now on exhibition the largest and finest assortment of Chromos and Engravings ever brought to the state, which we are going to SELL at AL CTION sale com mencing Thursday morning. ALL pictures are to be sold regardless of prices. Come and sec them. REMEMBER the time and place, Thursday, Sept. 10th, at 9:30 in Walton’s building north-west corner square Thursday, 9:80 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. Satur day, 9:30 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. nl-wl O. C. G. Phillips has $77,000,000 insur ance capital in his office. For CUTLERY & PLATED GOODS go to Howard & Ayres’ 49tf WANTED. —to exchange for CITY PROPERTY SPAN MULES, HARNESS and WAGON Call at Hubei’s Hardware Store. N. B. One nctv wagon to trade for corn. -w2 The Celebi.jUa Grinnell Glove the bes* in the market for wear, at n l PARKER & TERRELL’S. If you want a GLOVE that will wea buy the Griunell Goat Skin at il l PARKER & TERRELL’S. AUGUST FLOWER. The most miserable beings in the world are those suffering from Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint. More than seventy-five per cent of the people in the United States are afflicted with these two diseases and their effect; such as sour stomach, sick headache, habitual costiveness, impure blood, heartburn, water brash, gnawing and burning pains in the bottom of the stomach, yellow skin, coated tongue and disagreeable taste in the mouth coming up of the food after eating, low spirits, &c. Go to the Drug Store of Wm. M. Wells and get a 75 cent bottle, or a sample bot tle for ten cents. Try it. G. G. Green, Sole Manufacturer, Woodbury, N. J. n24-eow The largest and best assortment of Hats and Caps in the city at PARKER & TERRELL’S, south side. We are now receiving a large assortment OF Men and Boys clothing, if you want bar gains call on us. PARKER & TERRELL. LEMONS. Wholesale and retail at Vernon’s Ex change Block. FOR SALE. “ C. S. "Well’s dAvelliug house and one lot cast of City Livery. For particulars en quire as above. Oskaloosa, September 10th, 5 p. m. CORN—Steady at 45a50. OATS —Steady and unchanged, 20a25. RYE—4O to 50. BARLEY—4Sa7O. CATTLE—Steady 4.a5. . BEESWAY—2O cts. FEATHERS—new 45cts. SHEEP PELTS—6OaI.2S. HOGS —4.50a5,50. SHEEP—2.OOa2.SO. EGGS —10 cts. BUTTER—2S cts. TIMOTHY 5EED—2.00a2.25. CLOVER SEED—4.7S. HlDES—green, C cts. HlDES—dry, 12*a15 cts. CHICAGO GENERAL MARKET. WHEAT.—Active and higher ; No. 1, spring 1 00@1 00* ; No. 2, 95@95} cash ; closing at 95* ; seller Sept, sold at 95* ; closing at 95* ; October sold 90*(a90|. CORN.—Active and firm ; 74} cash ; 74} Sept. S 74 Oct. ; high mixed, 75*@76 ; rejected, 73*@74. OATS. —Active, and higher, 46* cash ; 40 Sept. ; 45*(r045* Oct. ; rejected 73*. BARLEY.—In fair demand and highlr ; No. 2. 98@97 cash ; 93 Sept. : Oct. No. 3, 80@80*. BUTTER.—I9@32J EGGS.—l*3ls*. CATTLE—Receipts 2,600; market fairly active for nil grades, and prices firm ; good to choice grades scarce; sales of Texan cows and steers, at 2 40a8 50; poor to common butchers, 2 50a4 (X); Stockers, 2 25a2 75; common to choice steers. 4 50 aCOO. HOGS—Receipts 6,000; under continued light receipts the market remains active, with prices firm and higher; grassers, 5 25*6 00; common to medium corn-fed. 6 05a6 90; good to choice, 7 00 a 7 80. SllKEP—Receipts 6.IKK); a moderate local de mand, and prices steady; poor to choice, 2 25a4 50. JJROBATE NOTICE. In matters of the Estate of C. W. Michener, deceased. Notice is hereby Riven that there is now on flic in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Mahaska county, lowa, the final settlement and petition for discharge of A. W. Naylor, administrator of the estate of C. W. Michener, deceased, and the same is set for hearing on the Ist day of the next term of the Circuit Court, to be begun and held in Oskaloosa, on the 16th day of November, 1874, at which time objwtions can be made to the approving of said settlement and granting prayer of said petitioner. 1 C. V. SEARLE, Clerk. JJUOBATE NOTICE. In matters of the Estate of Reuben 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, Admr., 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 gun and held in Oskaloosu, on the 3d Monday of November, 1874. at which time objections can be made to the approving of said settlement and granting the prayer of said petitioner. 53 C. P. Ceakle, Clerk. J_>ROBATE NOTICE. In matters of the Estate of Royce Beckwith, deceased. Notice is hereby given that there is now on flle in the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Mahaska county, lowa, the final settlement and petition for discharge of T. K. Smith, administrator of the estate of Royce Beckwith, deceased, and the same is set for hearing on the Ist day of the next term of the Circuit Court, to be begun and held in Oskaloosa, on the 16th day of November, 1874, at which time objections can lie made to approving of said settlement and granting the prayer of said petitioner. 1 C. P. SEARLE, Clerk. pROBATE NOTICE. In matters of the Estate of James O'Conner, deceased. Notice is hereby given that there is now on flle in the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Mahaska county, lowa, the Anal settlement and petition for discharge of J. B. Whiteman, administrator of the estate of Jame 9 O'Conner, deceased, and the same is set for hearing on the Ist day of the next term of the Circuit Court, to be begun and held in Oskaloosa, on the 16th day of November, 1874, at which time objections can be made to the approving of said settlement and granting the prayer of said petitioner. 1 C. P. SEARLE, Clerk. SALE. Samuel Jamf.s, Oskaloosa, lowa Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a General execution directed to me from the office of the clerk of the District Court of Mahaska county, lowa, and dated September 3d, A. D. 1874, I have levied upon and will offer at Sheriff's sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the residence of John E. Dodge, in. Adams Tp. Mahaska county, on Saturday the 36th day of September, A. D. 1874, at the hour of 1 o'clock P. M., the following described personal property to-wit: Thirty-six head of cattle; eight head of horses; one lumber wagon; two set of double harness; four plows; thirty-one head of hogs; one thou sand feet of fencing lumber; a two-thirds inter est in wheat grown on 80 acres of land; a two thirds interest in 35 acres of com in the field; a two-thirds interest in 35 acres of oats in the Taken as the property of John E. Dodge, to satisfy the above mentioned execution in favor of C. L. Wood and against John E. Dodge. 1 J. E. HETHERINGTON, Sheriff. Sheriffs sale. Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a vendition exponas directed to me from the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Mahaska county, lowa, and dated September 7th, A. D. 1874, I have levied upon ana will offer at Sheriff’s sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the door of the house in which the last District court was held in said county, on Saturday, the 10th day of October, A. D. 1874, at the hour of 10 o’clock A. M., the following described real and personal property, in said county to-wit; 13V, acres off of the west side of the north-east charter of the north-east quarter of section No. twenty-eight (38). township No. seventy-live (75), range'fourteen (14) west; also, undivided Vi of 50acres of com on the premises of J. M. Barnes, in Harrison Tp., Mahaska county, lowa. Taken as the property of L. O. Tucker to satis fy the above mentioned execution in favor of r T Willard ant. ugainst L. O. Tucker. 1 J. E. HETHERINGTON. Sheriff. Furnaces, RANGES, AND STOVES, I* or AN ood, Hurd and Soft Coal, with the latest improvements. Registers, Ventila tors, &c. Estimates for heating and ven tilating promptly furnished. BLISS & WALLS, 82 Lake St, CHICAGO, ILL. |(S«nd for Circular.) Smnl JMrTjjm WAS MADE BARNHART BROS,4SPINDLER, | GREAT WESTERN TYPE FOUNDRY, 105-107-109 Madison St., Chicago. GoapUU Millt* i spouhy Fraoptats lunatwi. HOME MARKETS. Chicago, Sept. Bth. RYE—BI@B2 CHICAGO LIVE STOCK MARKET. Chicago, Sept. 8