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WI N E FOR SALE. A good article of A sherry wtae, tw° y«aK Q|(j t •). E. KLEIM. 44ti Turning. Adam Fcehlinger Has re-opened his shop in the Bundy * I ?*/ ke planing mill where all kinds of work in * * line can be had on short notiw-^^j LU.M HElf r-vKI»S. W. H. WRAY, Dealer in all kinds of piNE |_UMBER! Doors, Sash, Ceiling and Flooring, Fenc ing, Dressed Siding, Sheathing, Paling, Joists, Barn boards, Scantling, Frame timbers, Lath, Etc., Eic. If you wish any thing- in my line, give me a call and exuminc stock and prices; you will tlnd Prices as Low as the Lowest. Office on west High Street, out: door east of St. James Hotel. la) WO to ISAAC KALBACH. J. A. KALISACU. I. KALBACH & SON, LUMBER DEALERS, Oskaloosa and New Sharon. I * . Have on hand and continually receiving a large stock of the best grades of Minneapolis Pine Lumber. PRICES AS LOW AS THE LOWEST. CHARLES LEIGHTON, t dealer in MINNEAPOLIS LUMBER! Shingles and Lath; Chicago Doors and Sash. Will sell as low as the lowest. Office and yard at LeSuer’a old stand, corner Liberty and Perry streets, Oskaloosa, la. BOOTS AND SHOES- ELIAS LYMAN, H. H. TRASK, Kewanee, Henry Co., 111. Oskaloosa, lowa. Ly man & Trask, Dealers in Boots and Shoes Clothing, Hats, Caps, and — Gents' Furnishing Goods. West side square. Having added a large and entirely new stock of READY MADE CLOTHING. HATS, CAPS, ETC., To our large stock of boots and shoes, we would cordially Invite all to call and examine our stock and price*. As we are selling for Cash or its equivalent We feel confident we can give you prices that will please you. Call and see? us be fore purchasing. Respectfully, LYMAN k TRASK. E. M. Beatty, (Successor to Cyrus Beede) Is offering to the public a first-class stock of Boots and Shoes, Latest Styles, Ladies’ Gaiters, and Misses and Children’s Wear. LABORERS’ GAITERS -b ° ul(3t hi n g uew Rubber Goods. LEATHER lit Film Custom < made to made MHM\MMm 19 order. For the next ninety days all good, will be sold Very low for Cash, to make room for the fall stock. Consult your own Interests by giving me a trial. STORE ON NORTH SIDE SQUARE. STOVES. Don’t Buy •on have carefully examined ourjnew MASS and LOW RESERVOIR iiiSiiite As we have 12 good reasons why they will do your work Quick and Easy, Cheap and Clean. They are cheapest to buy. They are best to use. They bake, evenly and quickly, e ! heir operation is perfect. They have always a good draft. T.iey are nuule of the best material. They roast perfectly, Toey require but little fuel, _____ They are very low priced. They are easily managed, j—,—| They are suited to all localities, W£S Every Stove guaranteed to give satisfaction Excelsior ManoiactDF’g; Co, ST. LOUIS, MO. 1 and by N. J. Smith & Co., OSKALOOSA. IOWA. 41BCJ MEDICAL. ill •Vo Frr.on can lake ihrar Hitler.accord ing to directions, and remain long unwell, pro vided tlieir bones are not destroyed by mineral poison or other lneaus, and vital organs wasted beyond point of repair. Hy.pcp.in or Indigestion, Headache, Pain in the Shoulders, Coughs, Tightness of the Chest, Diz/.iucss, Sour Eructations of the Stomach, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Bilious Attacks. Palpitation of the Heart, Inflammation of the Lungs, Pain in the region of the Kidneys, and a hundred other painful symptoms, are the offsprings of Dyspep sia. One bottle will prove a better guarantee of its merits than a lengthy advertisement. for Frmnlr Complaints, in young or old, married or single, at the dawn of womanhood, or the turn of life, these Tonic Bitters display so de cided an influence that improvement Is soon per ceptible. For luflniiiimilory nn<l Chronic Rhen ium!.and Gout, Bilious, Remittent and Inter mittent Fevers. Diseases of the Blood, Liver, Kid neys and Bladder, these Bitters have no equal. Such Diseases are caused by Vitiated Blood. They arc n gentle I’lirgntivr n. writ n. n Tonic, possessing the merit of acting as a powerful agent in relieving Congestion or In flammation of the Liver and Visceral Organs, and in Bilious Diseases. For Nkin Ui.en.CM, eruptions. Tetter, Salt- Pdieum, Blotches, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Bolls, Carbuncles, King-worms, Scald-Head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas. Itch, Scurfs. Discolorations of the Skin, Humor and Diseases of the Skin of whatever name or nature, are literally dug up and carried out ol the system in a short time by the use of these Bitters. C-rntcful Thousand, proclaim VINEGAR Bitters the most wonderful luvigoraut that ever sustained the sinking system. K. 11. .Tie DOIN'A I, D A CO. Druggists and Gen. Agts., San Francisco, Cal., A cor. ol Washington and Cliarltou Sts., N. Y. SOU) ItY ALL DRUGGISTS & DEALERS. MARBLE WORKS. Ostaloost Marl Works F. W. McCALL. Shop in new brick on west High street, nearly opposite Mattisons' grocery. E. D. GLAZE, OSKALOOSA, IOWA. We would say to those wishing Monuments Head or Tombstones.or anything in the marble line to give us a call before purchasing, and save money. Shop opposite Post Office. WAGONS, BUGGIES. JOSEPH .ONES. Shop on north side of Main street, one block west of Post Olßce. 0 n p. r, him, Manufacturer of Wagons and Buggies. South side of Main street, one block west of Herald Block. All kinds of Blacksmithing, and repairing, in both Wood and Iron. Buggy painting done in the best style by Char. Hbrbig, an accomplished Business entrusted to me will receive careful n% attention. MILLINERY. Mrs. J. M. ORVIS, Dealer in \ MILLINERY , —and Ladies* Furnishing Goods. Stock always full of Seasonable Goods. 49 Northeast corner square, Oskaloosa. CARPETS. W. A. JORDAN & SONS, Dealers in CARPETS, Oil Cloths, MATTINCS, Rugs, AND House Furnishing Goods, 32 and 34 Union Block, OTTUMWA, --- - IOWA. rWV2mIi STATIONERY. Snider & Holmes, Dealers in every description of PAPER, Printing Ink, Card Stock, and Envelopes. 103 North Second St , St. Louis. Manufacturers of the Franklin uml Fair Grove celebrated Book and News Paper. CIGARS. Fred. Beckman, Cigar Manufacturer. I desire to say to lovers of Good Cigars, That I keep constantly on hand, of my own MANUFACTURE a full supply of All the Grades in the market, and at as fair prices as can be afforded in the city. I buy my tobacco in Eastern markets and am ready at all times to vouch for its quality. Dealers supplied at wholesale rates 1 have au immense stock of Cigar Holders and Pipes of every description; also Tobacco Pouches, Boxes, etc., Call and examine my stock, cast side public square, 2d door south of Madison house, Oska lousa, lowa. 20 MUSIC. Miss Ada O. Turner, Tkachkk of Piano and Okuan. Will givr? instructions in harmony if desired. Inquire at the pluee of retiideiicc, corner of lib erty and Monroe Street*, Ist door north of Friends’ church, or ut the office of C. P. Searle, Clork of the Courts. W. M. WeDs, WEST SIDE SQUARE, Dealer in MUSIC. Melodeons, Pianos, and Organs, May again be found at my Drug, Book, and Music Store. 1 *" prepared to supply the musical wants <»f t his community on terms equal to Chicago, Boston, or New York, and Saving,to you Freight. TERMS EASY. Call and examine my stock. ALL INSTRUMENTS WARRANTED. THE OSKALOOSA HERALD. Leighton & Needham, Editors. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,1874. AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. LThis department of the Oakaloosa Hibald, is edited hy W. A. HUNTEIt, a practical farmer of Mahaska county, who will make it what its name implies—strictly agricultural. Communi cations for this department should be addressed to him.] THE FARMER’S PROVINCE. As the proprietors of the Herald have donned a new and beautiful dress with this issue of their excellent paper, we feel, as a “sub"’ on the editorial staff, that we should say a word in commenda tion, as well as to have a free aod friendly chat with the readers of the Agricultural Department of the paper. Men of thought and exi>erience tell us that no man can successfully attend to two things at the same time; in other words, if we get too many irons in the fire some of them will be very sure to burn. There is no calling oribranch of busi ness worth attending to at all that is not deserving of our whole attention; and where we find men who have made a suc cess of any business they have done it by observing this rule. When men begin to fritter away their usefulness by dividing their attention, they have in ninety-nine cases in every hundred, destroyed what might, by concentration, have been a use ful life. For example: let a man under take to conduct a farm and a mercantile trade, and he will most assuredly fail in one or both ; for the excellent reason, that there is enough in either to occupy any one man’s time and attention. It is just so with any two callings or occupations, either one or both of which are worthy the time and attention of intelligent men. There is quite a disposition in the minds of many farmers, or perhaps we had better put it in another form, of ma ny men living upon farms—all will see clearly the distinction here made—to engage in politics. In a sense this is per fectly right, in so far as it goes to inform themselves upon the political question of the day, and to act intelligently and cor rectly when they come to the ballot-box. It is always proper, we may say an imper ative duty, for men to do their own thinking, and not to be as clay in the hands of the politician ; but there is a vast difference between thinking and voting intelligently and being a profes sional politician. The former may be done at leisure moments, while the latter requires all the moments of a man’s fife to make it a success. The farmer who presumes he can be a successful politician, in the profitable acception of that term, and yet conduct the business of a farm successfully and profitably, is mistaken ; and after years of trial he will discover the truth of this remark. Look if you please at the successful politician—suc cessful in procuring office we mean, for this is the mainspring to his entire action, and you will find him the busiest man in the whole county. lie elbows voters, kisses children, flatters mothers, through out the entire day, and sjiends sleepless hours at night devising schemes by which to accomplish his purposes, and when wearied nature gives way and he falls in. to a troubled sleep, it is to dream of how best to secure an office, provide for the wants of an ardent friend, in short to ac complish some political and often selfish purpose. This of course, occupies his entire time, and without it he of course will certainly be unsuccessful. How is it with the farmer? Has he the time from his arduous duties to go this round? Where is the farmer who manages eighty acres of land successfully, who finds time to play the politician ? lie does not live ! W e say it without fear of successful con tradiction. One thing at a time is all he can do and do well. There is a great tendency on the part of farmers in these latter days to engage in politics more than is their wont, and when we say this we make no reference to any political party. It is right and prop er that farmers should attend all primar ry elections and secure the nomination of honest and capable men for office, if such a thing is possible in these degenerate days ; but when they go beyond this, and attempt to play the politician, as be fore intimated, they are working their own pecuniary ruin. Such will soon feel a responsibility resting upon them to at tend all caucuses, primaries, conventions, political meetings, &c., and the first thing they know they will consider themselves, (if others do not so consider them), in dispensible in the matter of conducting the affairs of their party, and step by step will come to the irresistable conclu sion, that their services are so very im portant to the party, they must be hon ored with place. This is no fancy picture, but a reality of which the world has pro duced a thousand instances ; and when it comes to this away goes success as either farmer or politician, or both. We have written the foregoing for the good of farmer readers, believing it to be for their good to give heed to what we have said. TOMATO CATSUP. The following, clipped from the Prairie Farmer, is valuable, omitting, as we should think, the onions: ‘‘“To a peck of rij>e tomatoes, add one teacup of salt, three table-spoonsful of black pepper, two do. of cloves, two do. alspice, one large red pepper fresh I‘roui the garden, four large onions chopped fine, one teacup of brown sugar, one quart good vinegar. Pour boiling water on the tomatoes to re move the skins; then cut in pieces or mash in your fingers ; add the above in gredients, and boil two hours in a large porcelain kettle. Add a tea-cup of celery seed, if liked, and then mash it through a common colander. Put on the fire again and let it come to a boil; then bot tle while hot, and seal the bottles, although it will keep a long while only corked, without being sealed. Dry all that will not pass through the colander for soup in the winter ; but mash through all that will go, as it makes the catsup richer and thicker. The above catsup I know will keep a year, and I have no doubt would keep two or three years, as mine is just as good now as it was when I put it up last summer, and many of the bottles were merely corked. I boiled it longer than two hours, making it very dark, and when put through the colander so thick and ulmost jelly-like that it has to be shaken out of the bottles.” Encouraging. —From present indica tions this will be a most prosjMjrous year for agriculturists, stock breeders, etc.; as crops have been abundant, and the pros pects are that prices will be good. Fine Yield op Wheat —Mr. Wm. Vermylia who resides upon the old Judah Bowerman farm, east of Oskaloosa, raised four acres of fall wheat that yielded a little over thirty bushels to the acre. This is pretty hard to beat in this or any county. We read of parties raising fifty to sixty bushels to the acre ; but would be better satisfied to see it than to hear tell of it. P. S.—Since writing the above, we learn that “Cap Smith, two miles east of town raised something over thirty-eight bushels of wheat to the acre—still better than our former report. Price of Corn. —From present in dications, owing, in a great measure, to drouth and grasshopi>ers in north-western lowa and Kansas, and short crops in Illi nois, Indiana, and other States, corn will command a high price before spring— some think it will reach $1 per bushel. Hogs will undoubtedly be scarce and high. We understand some are offering to con tract at $G per hundred, to be delivered during the fall and winter. Stock Breeders. —Dont forget the meeting of the Stock Breeders Association, at the Court Room, Oskaloosa, on Thurs day the 10 of Sept., A. D. 1874, com mencing at 2 o’clock, p. m., sharp, and remembering dont fail to attend. It is an important movement and should meet the approval and co-operation of every man in the county who feels an interest in the improvement of every kind of stock, from chickens to horses. Circular. —Mr. L. F. Allen, compiler of the American Short Horn Herd Book, has favored us with his circular for VoL XIV, of his Herd book. The circular contains much valuable matter, and he calls the attention of breeders to it as follows: “The great public sales of the season being nearly passed, the time has arrived for receiving pedigrees for the next Vol ume (14) of this important work. Those who propose contributing their pedigrees for record in its pages will please forward all such as areready immediately, that ample time be had for compiling them; and ped igrees of animals subsequently acquired should be sent in previous to the first of December next, that the book may be published early in the of 1875. It is important to forward pedigress immedi ately, as the time thus afforded is abso lutely necessary to secure the correctness essential to a work of this character. If breeders delay sending their pedigrees till the eleventh hour, they cannot expect the Herd Book to be issued in the spring. It is intended to close the entries of bulls by the first of December, after which their pedigrees may have to go into the supplement, which as much as possible should be avoided. Cow pedigrees may be received as late as January 1, 1875, soon after which date the book must go to press. The following resolution adopted by a convention of Short-lioru breeders at Indi anapolis, in November, 1872, relating to pedigrees will be followed as in past vol umes, viz: “That the ancestry of the animals should be traced on both sides to imported ani mals, or those heretofore recorded in the American Herd Book, with pedigrees not false or spurious, before they can be ad mitted to registry.” The resolution adopted by a conven tion of Short-horn breeders is of great value ; as it clearly and unmistakably de clares what constitutes a good pedigree, we are sorry that this rule has ever been departed from by Mr. Allen. A Tribune correspondent says : There seems to be a general belief that there is no cure for hydrophobia. This is anoth er manifestation of ignorance, which arises from a lack of knowledge of the disease. In order to allay any fears in this respect I will mention two or three of the best authenticated remedies. In Detroit a case was brought to the hospital for treat ment, and after consultation, an injection under the skin of large doses of morphine was decided upon. A speedy or perma nent cure followed. The administration of chloral hydrate in twenty grain doses, is indorsed by several practitioners of exten ded reputation. Mr. Pancoast recom mends the use of acid nitrate of mercury, as prophylactic treatment for a bite of a rabid animal; and Dr. Buisson, a distin guished French physician, says he never knew a case to fail of recovery where the patient was repeatedly placed in steam baths varying in heat from fifty-seven de grees centigrade. Avoiding technicalities, and endeavor ing to free you from the annoyances of details, I have sought to show that hy drophobia, if it exists at all as a distinct disease in man, is of such rare occurrance as to be exceedingly problematical, that what is called hydrophobia is often stimu lated or induced by fear ; that when a dog is prostrated by sickness he is not necessarily dangerous; that the whole theory of hydrophobia is founded upon a series of assumptions unsupported by facts; that the disease is curable, and that fears concerning it should no longer be entertained. The Horse for the Farm. In an article in the New York Times, Alexander llyde says: The horse is a noble animal, and is an indispensable ad junct of the farm, but a trotting horse, one of the 2:40 kind, in no sense belongs to the farm. No farmer can afford either to tend or use trotting horses, and when it is pretended that the race course favors the breeding of superior animals it is all fudge. What the farmer wants, and what the fairs should give premiums for, is a good family carriage or farm horse, worth S2OO or S3OO ; one that can draw a plow all day, eat and sleep well at night; that can move on the road at the rate of five or six miles an hour for four or five con secutive hours without excessive fatigue. Speed is not the great criterion of a good horse, as the large premiums offered would seem to indicate. Neither the owner or the sjx?ctator gains anything by this forced 2:40 speed. It is but a mere momentary spurt and for its production an amount of training is required which no farmer can afford. Effects of Sugar Upon Genera tion. —Prof. Henry Tanner, Queen’s col lege, Birmingham, says : “I have every reason to believe that the action of sugar is most important in its influences upon the system, and I think there is just cause for considering that any animal may, by its use, be rendered incompetent for propagating its species. A breeder of some eminence, with a view to an im provement in the condition of his herd, added molasses to the dry food which he gave to his stock. It certainly produced the result he anticipated, for their general condition and appearance were most satis factory ; but this was accompanied by an influence he never expected, for his stock, which had always realized high prices as breeding stock, now, with a few exceptions proved valueless for that object, male and female being alike sterile.” To Clear a Room of Mosquitos.— Take of gum camphor a piece about one third the size of an egg, and evaporate it by placing it in a tin vessel and holding it over a lamp or candle—taking care that it does not ignite. The smoke will soon fill the room and expel the mosquitos. One night not long since, I was terribly annoyed by them, when I thought of and tried the above, after which I neither saw nor heard them that night, and next morning there was not one to be found in the room. A Mule Witu A Colt. —A. Pepper, Franklin Co., Ind., writes that a mare mule owned by a neighbor has recently had a horse colt, which it suckles and cares for the same as any other mare would. (Such au occurrence |is rare but hapi>ens occasionally.) HYDROPHOBIA. From Prairie Farmer. PORK PROSPECTS. An exchange in an article upon the above topic, Jsays that pork raisers have every reason to be gratified with the con dition of the pork trade. With all the rise in pork, and the scarcity of money since last October, the price remains stiff, and the supply on hand is light com pared with that of a year ago. The prospect is that prices will go even high er, and that pork producers will be re munerated. Even if there should be, as appears probable now, a large crop of crop of corn, the stock of pork, and jierhaps of hogs, will be so reduced before the new crop of corn comes, the market will re quire all that can be produced at good prices. The demand for our ]>ork in Eu rope, is continually increasing, and will materially assist in reducing our surplus. This rise in pork and the outlook for it ahead, only serves to illustrate the folly of changing from one branch of farming to another so often, as a large class of our farmers are wont to do. When dairy pro ducts decline they will go into sheep, and when wool declines they will go back to cows. But all experience has shown that the steady pursuit of any branch of agri culture adapted to the farmer’s circum stances, is the true way to succeed. In order to determine the profit of any branch of farming, the average of ten years must be taken as the criterion. The average price of pork for ten years .is al ways remunerative, and the man who pur sues it steadily will have no cause to com plain. Hogs will pay, sheep and cows will pay all those who steadily pursue the one or the other. It is change that entails the loss. We quote below from G. C. Corard & Co’s circular: “We would call attention to one impor tant feature of difference between this and last year’s management. Last year the liork was bought and held out of the mar ket, consumers not being able to get and use any during April and May, or a loss of two month's consumption, by reason of the exorbitant demands of “the ring.” As against this, caslr pork has been sold at a reasonable price to every one wishing to ship it, even in times of the greatest ‘bull’ excitement. The consequence is, our rap id reduction of stocks and the prospect of its continuonce, and if we send pork out in the same ratio for the next three months as the past three months, we will have no pork here. There is virtually no pork ex cept in New York or Chicago. Last year at this date, New Orleans had 22,000 bbls. against 0000 this year. This is probable the largest pork-consuming center, and it is estimated by one of the most influential and largest houses there, Messrs. Cobb, Dolhonue A Co., that New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley will require 75,000 bbls. of pork, at least up to November 1, for their supplies. Besides this, pork is being used in districts which have hereto fore bought none. The summer hogs com ing, although up to last year in quantity, are for the most part mere slioats, weigh ing from 100 to 170 lbs., and only fit for Eastern butchers’ markets. Corn steadily holds its own, notwithstanding the most discouraging foreign reports. The short ness of crops becoming more and more ev ident, and with the most favorable weath er, our receipts have been for the past week but a fraction of former seasons at this time. St. Louis is now buying pork hero, both cash and future, for the legiti mate wants of her trade. The crevasse in the Mississippi made, and is making, large drafts on the already small stock of New Orleans, and we think we have reason to congratulate ourselves on the certain though gradual realization of our prophe cy on pork. Dark Brahmas. [F. W. Metcalfe, in London Field.] Much has been said lately about this useful popular breed of fowl. My opinion is that there is not a more thoroughly use ful fowl in existance. As a proof of what I state allow me to make a few remarks. A friend of mine who is well known as a Brahma breeder has this year reared sixty one chickens. The first brood consisted of eleven from eleven eggs, turning out to be six cockerels and five pullets; this lot of chickens were sixteen weeks old on May 31st, and on that day a pair (cockerel and pullet) weighed exactly eleven pounds. Three of the five pullets commenced lay ing at fifteen weeks old, and laid nine eggs during the last week. These two facts are quite sufficient to prove the qual ities of the Brahma, not only as a rapidly growing bird, but also as a good layer. Some of your readers perhaps may say. “Ah ! but this is only a solitary instance.” I n answer to that I state the following : The same breeder’s birds in 1871, com menced laying at seventeen weeks old. In 1872 the pullets commenced laying at sixteen weeks, and this year a week in advance. The gentleman I allude is Mr. W. Mansfield, of Cambridge, and I have no doubt that-the forward condition of bis birds is simply due to the high feed ing and good attention which they receive at his hands. A few more remarks, and l have done. No man can breed good fowls without care and trouble, but to be really success ful he must have a knowledge of the habits, aud wants of the variety he culti vates, which takes a long time to acquire. I have bred different varieties, but have found the Brahma equal, if not superior to all. Corn and Hogs. —The following in dicates that lowa is ahead in both corn and hogs, and the inevitable conclusion must be, that both will be high. If corn should reach seventy-five cents or one dollar a bushel, and hogs get up to 8 to 10 cents per pound, it will be a question with the farmer, whether to sell his hogs as stock hogs, and sell his corn, or to put the corn into the hogs. The outlook plainly is, that both corn and hogs will command unusually high prices. “The St. Louis Democrat publishes about nine columns of information regard ing the corn and hog crops in several of the Western States, which shows that lowa has an excellent corn crop, but has only seventy-five per cent, as many hogs as last year, which arc greatly reduced in weight. The Illinois corn crop will be about one third less aud much lighter. Missouri will have a pooi corn crop, aud a large falling off in hogs. In Kansas and Nebraska there will be a great reduction both in corn and hogs.” POTATO DIGGER. From Prairie Farmer. The Agricultural Gazett gives the fol lowing description of a potato digger that has been brought out in England. In construction it is just a common plow with the breast and wheels removed, and potato-raising fittings substituted in their place. Thus instead of the land and fur row wheels, a ridge or drill roller is put in. The object of this roller is to roll down the ridge, clearing it of potato haulm, &c. On one side a peculiar skim coulter fol lows, paring down . the earth close to the potatoes. Instead of the common turn over, a potato one is put on which turns up tee ridge or row, throwing the pota toes all to one side. Then follows the self-acting rotary harrow, which by its peculior action leaves the tubers on the surface behind, ready for being picked up by the gatherers into baskets, the carman emptying the basket, when full, into his cart. Worth A Hundred Dollars. —The following directions, carefully observed, will prevent those cuticular and osseous abominations known as felons: As soon as the disease is felt, put directly over the spot a fly blister, about the size of your thumb nail, and let it remain for six hours, at the expiration of which time, directly under the surface ol the blister may be seen the felon, which can instantly be taken out with the point of a needle or lancet Chicken Cholera. —A gentleman says that alter losing 100 chickens by cholera, he found that a tablespoonful of soda mixed with a quart of milk and giv en with the food was a wire. HARDWARE. N. J. Smith. W. H. Barrickman. N. B. McCurdy. n. j. smith * co., DEALERS I\ HARDWARE! IsTOV EliT TINWARE, AND BUILDING MATERIAL Pressed and Japanned Ware, Cutlery, Carpenter’s TOOI9, Horse Shoes, Nails of all kinds. | Grlascs and Puttv. ] We are constantly receiving new goods and will ever have as COMPLETE A STOCK a 9 will be found in any hardware store. TIN ROOFING AND SPOUTING A SPECIALITY. Orders filled on the shortest notice by experienced workmen. We are the exclusive for Jewett & Root’s Stoves. Widely known throughout the country as the best stoves in the market.— “Inland Empire,” “Extension,” “Illinois,” “lowa,” etc., etc. We invite customers to call and see be fore purchasing elsewhere. COME EVERYBOD / to No. 4,Union Block, North Side Square, Oske lowa. CARY COOPER, NO. 2, UNION BLOCK, OSKALOOSA, IOWA. IRON, NAILS, and CLASS, Wagon-makers’ wood stock. Buggy and wagon wheels. HARDWARE! Corn Sliellers, Cider Mills, Hog Rinprs. errs CINV Oiders for goods not kept in this market promptly attended t 18 50. THE HERALD STEAM PRINTING HOUSE! CORNER OF MAIN AND WASHINGTON STREETS, LEIGHTON & NEEDHAM, Editors and Proprietors. Call any evening during the Fair and see our Steam BEST JOB OFFICE IN THE COUNTY. We have made arrangements with Capt. W. A. IIUNIEK, a practical iarmer, Agricultural Department! Each week in The Herald. This will add to the interest and worth. and make it, with other features, one of the most desirable papers in the laud. Farmers are invited to contribute to this department, and make it, what it professes to Ik*, truly a SSIISgUS! SHlgggiSi!! SBSlSgllE!!! $2.00 Per Year in Advance; SI.OO for Six Months; 50 cts. for Three Monthß Leighton & Needham. Wholesale and retail dealer in A general assortment of Shelf and Builders’ PRINTING Oskaloosa, lowa. Presses work. to conduct an Farmers’ Department. :o: OFFICE OVER POST OFFICE. GfQ OQ 1874. ________ RAILROADS. VIA KEOKUK. Fastest Time on Record. Wabash r Line By special arrangement, a LIGHTNING EXPRESS TRAIN now runs between the Mississippi river, New York and Boston, via the WABASH & LAKE SHORE lIOUTE, leaving daily, cxcedt Satnrday, slopping only at principal stations, and arriving at S'.-,7uV* ?* ! In Advance Detroit 3 “ | i leveland 7 “ or Ann tin Halo 7 “ }. Ai‘b»nv ter 7 » ] Competing New York . n Buffalo GU T ivvoo lloston 6K. 'o i m J LllieS. With corresponding fast time to other points The only fast line landing passengers in Grand Central depot. New York City, -.hereby avoiding ail ferry transfer. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars, to Toledo and Cleveland, connecting with draw ing room and sliecplng car iines lor Rochester and New M Tlont dump The day trains have recently been equii ped with new passenger cars, fitted up witn every im provement for comfort and s- fety. and stand uii rivalled for style and elegance. Miller’s couplers ar.d the patent air brake are used on all fast trains. Ask for your tickets via the “Wabash route.” J. S LAZARUS. w. L. MALCOLM, West’ll Agt, Kansas City. Gen. Pass. Ag’t. Toledo. 25 TO TIIE EAST and SOUTH, TAKE THE It is the Shortest. Quickest cr ’ "nly line run ning through Cbaches From Ottumwa to INDIANAPOLIS C I N cTn n a T I Without change or additional and in advance ol other routes. The onlv direct route to LiOUISVII^I^K And the South The Shoitest Lme anil Quickest time via indiauapolis to Columbus, Newark, Zanesville, Wheeling. Balti more' Washington, Pittsburg, Philadel phia, New York and Boston. The best route to Cleveland. IShll'hlo, Niagara Full*. Al limy and all New England ClticM. Pullman’s Palace Drawing Room and Sleeping Cars Are run Ihrongh on tbits line from Galesburg to INDIANAPOLIS and GRENNSBUKG, • on the I. C. & L. It. R. Get your Ticke s by the I. B. <fc W. ROUTE. See t at they read via Peoria and Indianapolis, and you will avoid the omnibus transfers, ferri age. chinges and delays incident to other routes. C. W. SMITH, Ocn’l Manager, Urbana, 111. JNO. W. BROWN, Gen’l Pass, and Tkt. Agt. BALTIIOBE4 OHIO E. B. —THE— SHORTEST AND QLTt KEBT ROUT washington’baltimore, The East and L outh East Condensed Time Table Through Trains. VIA PARKERSBURG. St. Louis MAY at, lt>74. rast Lt-e KspreM> Daily. Daily, Leave Cincinnaii 055 a m 080 p nr Arrive Chi11ic0the......... I 1 31) p m 1 10 a m *• Portsmouth 555pm10 SO a m “ Marietta 525 p m 520 a m “ Parkersburg !530 p m 530 a m Arrive Grafton 015 pm 040 a ui Oakland ' 11 24 p m 11 34 a m ** Deer Park 11 43 pm 1147 a m “ Cumbcil and 150 a n. 200 p m “ liarpei’ Ferry 502 a m 450 p m “ Washington 710 a n (1 50 p m “ Kichmutid ' 130 a m 460 a m “ Baltimore 840 a in 820 pnr 11 Wiiinitigtiiii 11 17 pm 131 a m “ 1 htlailflphia 120 p m 233 a m “ New Yoik 515 p tn 005 a m “ Boston i 650 u in, 4 5(1 p n % iuT»l!»?l* *’ Fuht ***•!Express. Daily. ISun. Es. Leave Columbus 11 15 a m 11 45 p in Arrive Newark ! 12 35 p m 12 50 a m Leave Sandusky 7 45 a mi 7 <k) p m Monroeville i 825 a m : 7 51) p m “ Mansfield ...jlO 07 am ! i< 51 pin Arrive Newark 12 30 p rn 12 45 a tn “ Zanesville 185 p m 155 anr “ l'.fl.aire 450pm,5 15 a m ** Wheeling ti 10 p m 545 u m “ Graltou ;• 05 pin 20 a m “ Oakl ii.d. 11 24 p milt 34 ;i in *• Deer lark 11 43 pinll47 ain ** Cumberland 150 a in! 200 p m “ Harper's Kerry 502 a m 1 450 p in “ Washington 710 a rn 650 p m “ Richmond 180pm,4 50 a m “ Baltimore ... 840 a m 820 p m “ Wilmington 12 17 pm;l3l aui “ Philadelphia ;120pm' 235 a m “ New York :515pnrti 05 ain “ Boston ]ssoami 450 p m PULLMAN PALACE Drawi’srooiPSlfißDiicars From St. Louis, Cincinnati and Columbus, to Washington & Baltimore, WITHOUT CHANGE. Through Tickets und further inlorruation can be obtained at all principal Ticket Ofllces throughout tite West, Southwest and Northwest, Tuos I*. BaBRT. L. H. Cole, Western Pass. Agent, Gen’i Ticket Agent, Cincinnati. Baltimore, Md. Tuos. R. Sharp, Master of Trauspoi tation, Baltimore, Md. SCHEDULE. V v AKIttVK. STATIONS. LEAVE. Going North. Going South. Mail. Express. Express. Mail. A - * I P. M. 10 55 ...Northwood 12 01 P. M. 10 35 Kenselt j 12 20 940 930 Maeon City... 240} A ? oo •J i ??, M- A St - P - Cro * e 255 7 03 JOo 849 Rockwell 823 742 845 829 .... Sheffield 340 8 0"’ 832 SIT Chapin 351 8H * I Hampton. . . 408 835 7 M 738 Geneva 425 852 739 Faulkner 433 905 " 640 f Ackley 451 919 7 Oft 625 Abbott 505 034 645 601 .Steamboat Rock.. 523 955 631 551 Kldora 534 10 OS 600 521 Union 600 10 38 584 500 Lis comb fi 14 jp 53 516 451 Albion 628 jj 10 P. M. A. M. P. M. AM 465 430 Dep. Arr. 645 l* 30 p. m. a. m. ..Marshalltown... p. m. a. m. 430 420 Arr. Hep. 700 li 60 3 50 3 40 Gilman 7 36p12 82m 3 20 3 07 Grinnell .... 8 05 1 07 2 37 2 81 Searsboro 8 34 1 40 207 205 ....New Sharon 901 207 1 25 235 ... .Oskaloosa ... 933 250 1 02 1 12 Given 9 48 3 08 P. M. A. M. P. M. p. M 12 50 100 ~D. V. Transfer. 10 00 380 Kddvville Via Coal tie Id Via D. V, K. R- .. .B. it M. Cross... D. V. R. R Albia I P. M - A. M. p. x. P. M. 12 01 12 05 Ottumwa I 10 45 400 iisii TO THE East, North, and South-east Stations. Atlantic Kxp. Mail. Leave Oskaloosa. 10:03 p m 2:00 pm “ Albia 4:30 “ " Ottumwa 1:15 am 5:35 pm Arrive Burlington 4:85 a m 9:20 p m " Galesburg 7:10 a m 11:45 p m •* Mendota 11:20 am 4:00 am ** Chicago (O. B. A tj ) 3:35 p m 7:45 a m *' Peoria 9:00 a m 12:50 a m “ IndPpolts (I. Bit IV,) 6.15 pm 9:25 am •* Cincinnati *• 11:00 pm 4:15 pm ** l.ogansp't iT. P. A W.) 5:55 p m 9:20 a m *' Columbus ** 2:45 a m 5:30 p m Through cars from Missouri River to Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Loeansport, and Colum bus, Connections at those points with lines lending to the east, north and south. This is the best, shortest, quickest and cheapest route. Do not be deceived, but obtain ticket* via the Bur lington and Missouri River Railroad. Keokuk & Des Moines Railway TIME-TABLE. WESTWARD. TAKING EFFECT EASTWARD. Leave. June 14, 1874. Arrive- No 3. No. 1 No. 2. No. 4. 7.40 p m 7.80 a m Keokuk 4.00 p m 4.15 a m 858 “ 9.05 “ Farmington.. 2.38 “ 2.25 “ 9.38 “ 9.56 “ Summit;. 1.45 “ 10.22 “10.52 “ Eldon 12.40 pm 12.30 a m 11.00 “1150 “ Ottumwa 12.00 m 1145 am 11.47 “ 12.35 pm KddyvlUe....lo 53 •* ‘ 11.50 “ 12.40 “ Transfer 1043 “ 950 “ 12.10 am 1.00 “ Oskaloosa. ...10» ‘ ®3“ * 12.55 “ 1,45 “ Pella 988 “ 844 “ X3B “ 3.30 “ Altoona T. 47 “ 6.47 “ B.loam 400 “ar DesMotues Iv 715 P m 6.15 “ 12.00 m 7.45 “ Grand Junctn 4.C0 a mil.oo “ 10.15 pm Fort Dodge.. 10.80 am Arrive, Leave. CONNECTIONS. At Keokuk with the Toledo, Wabash A West ern ; the Toledo. Peoria A Warsaw ; the Chicago, Burlington * Quincy ; and the Mississippi Val ley* wo*.ern Railways. At Farmington, with the Burlington* South ern Railway. At Ashland, with the Chicago, Rock Island * Pacific road, (Southwestern branch.) At Ottamu a, with the Burlington A Missonri River, and the St. Louis, Kansas City and North ern rat roads. At HddyvlllcTransfer, with the Central Kail roan of lowa. At Des Moines and Altoona, with the Chicago, Rock Island A Pacific road. At Grand Junction with the Chicago A North western railroad. At Fort Dodge, with the Illinois Central road. Fare as low as the lowest Sleeping cars on all night trains. GKO. H. GRIGGS, JOHN GIVIN, Superintendent. Gen’i Ticket Afft.