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The Weekly Oskaloosa Heral
I* by far the
Best Advertising Meii
,i i ' ».'Knl mis... li.vin*
Circulation,
>1 wu . j.iro M persons in Mabask
county. Our facilities fur
Book and Job Work
Are *« complete a* ollioe io the State Al
the new styles of type ami
kfour iob Dresses.
AT TORN E YS- AT-L A W.
1 I*. KITTEN HOUSE,
* *-• Attorney at I.aw
< >Sk.ib»oßa, lowa. Otttee up stairs in Unioi
bl<*ok, North side public square. lStntlpd
UVM KENNEDY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
I’ioinpt attention given to collections. Ottiei
.■>ve* Miti li Wilson's store. uSO
U’M. I*. HELLINGS, 1
„ ATTORNEY AT LAW
tn.l Notary 1 üblie; collecting and Real Kstat<
agent. Office in old Savings ban); on High St.
• Mkaloosa, lowa.
IJOIIEUT KISSICK.
** ATTORNEY AT LAW
m l Notary Public. Oskaloosa, lowa. OtHe<
‘U Centennial iilock. over Franker* nothin*
Store, north side square. Will give speeia
attention to collections, probate business, aui
onicyancing. Practice in all the courts ol
the State. •»
t% r ILitUK F. MAKE,
V rTORNEY AT LAW and NOTARY I'UBI.IC
in*l ' »llocliug Agent. Ollioe Exchange Block
•ver . 11. Shaw .V l o'sstore,Oslealoasa. lowa
till
\\ r R. LACEY,
’ » • ATTORNEY AT LAW.
tttlice w ith John F. Lacey, above Bojer 3
Uli nes'store, Oskaloosa. lowa. All kinds ol
‘ -ral business promptly done. Collections madt
ind conveyancing done.
IVRIIN' v. SEEVKKS. JOHN O. MALCOLM
. 'LEVERS A MALCOLM.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
iskaloosa, lowa. Office over Frankel’s new
i.oik,.north side of square. 33
JOHN A. HOFFMAN,
'J r ATTORNEY -AT-LAW
mi Nota.w I'ublic, over Levi’s store, south-west
• truer pt> ilc square, Oskaloosa, lowa. 4:*
L. It. itOl.E, H. HILLIS.
j 1 OLE A HILLIS,
* 1 ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
iskaloosa, lowa. Prompt at ntion given tc
>'i • 'ti >ns. Probate busiuess and convey
ancing carefully attended to. Office, up-stairs,
Cniou Mock, north side sou are, Os&aloosu,
lowa. 39
IAOLTON A McOOY.
* » ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office in Savings Rank block,
over llritrgs' drug store. Business attended to
m ail the courts of the State. Conveyancing
co.iooting promptly attended to. -_'9
L' W. EM B,
* -<• ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ami solicitor of American and European pat
•nts. Office No. 14-0 F. street, near treasury
• wilding, Washington, l>. C. Praetiee iu the Su
preme court of the United States, Court of
:aims. Courts of the District of Columbia.
Business before any of the Executive Depart
ments ol the Government promptly attended to.
Patents obtained in Washington. London, Paris,
Brussels, Vienna, and St. Peters burgh. 33
rOHB F. LACEY,
• ATTORNEY AT LAW.
nd Government Claim Agent Office in Boyer
Barnes' block, Oskaloosa, lowa. Prompt
ttention given to collections. Probate Business
• ill receive careful attention. Business uttend
-1 t»in the U. S. and State courts. 19
l C. G. PHILLIPS,
L". ATTORNEY AT LAW,
'olleeting, Insurance, and Real Estate Agent,
iskaloosa. lowa. Office over l.C.Green A Son’s
•o«.t and shoe store, south side square. lti
I H A .1. ALDER,
i ATTORNEY AT LAW,
lowa City, lowa. Successor to Judge W. E.
•1.. •r. 1(
• t«*. W. UfIHRY. .!. KEI.I.Y JOHNSON
| AFFERTY A JOHNSON.
1 J ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
iskaloosa, lowa. Office over Mitch Wilson’s
loro, north-west eoraer of tqant, 47
Me. CUTTB.
. ATTORNEY AT LAW.
ifficein Savings Bank Block, up-stairs, north -
voter pub!ie square. ill
I. \. L. CHIMIKHAM. H. W. OUUBOH.
/ 1 ROOKIIAM A GLEASON,
Vj ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office oxer National State bank, Oskaloosa 35
C. F. Knowlton. If. L. Thatcher,
New --haron. Oskaloosa.
Knowlton a th atciif.k,
attorneys at law.
Notaries Public, and Real Estate Agents, at
• )-kaloosa and New Sharon. Will pay taxi's,
make collections, and attend to legal Business
in all tliecourts of the state. Office over Ver
non’s store in Exchange block, < iskaloosa. and
in lEmk Block. New Miaron. -Jwl.
JUSTK KOF THE PEACE.
I M. HIATT.
*'• JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, New >baron
lowa. Sjweial attention paid to the collection
< J claims and buving and sidling real estate. 44 I
i'i 1 YBICIANBand SURGEONS.
j j COXA JBSSUF
Are now permanently located in Oskaloosa,
l< "a, for the treatment of Cancer, Scrofula.
- ires. Piles, Tetter. Rheumatism and all I
••bionic disease. Office on the North side
“f square, in Union block, where one of us
wit be found at all times during office hours,
which are from 10 to 12 a. in., and from 1 to 3
p. in. From past experience we Matter our
sctve- that we shall beable to give satisfaction
to such iu- may placetheinaelve- under oureaie.
We respectfully solicit those who are alllicted
togive usacill. Consultation free For fur
ther particular.- send stamp fur circular.
ngsmf,
r M. WELLS.
Office and Laboratory in Phoenix iilock, o\-er
Abraham Jc McKiDlev’s store, south side square.
2<itf
Omm it. v. pakhun.
MAGNETIC HEALER,
his office at his residence three blocks din*otlv
south oi Post-office, Is prepared to treat all dis
eases except deafn«*ss, with general satisfac
tion. Terms. per month. He will always be
found at home. ■
( kit. .1. Cl BAKRiNGER.
I > PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
tiffice on west side public square. Resi
penie on west High street, one block west of
• juan-. op -tairs m McCall’s Block. 4'J
I. 1.. COKFIJf, M. D. J. W. M. HAWKS, M. It.
/ 10FFIN A HAWES, HOMfEPATHIC
n PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.
'Successors to Dr. Lucy.)
Special attention given to diseases of women
and children, also to Electric Magnetic treat
men for Neuralgia Rheumatism, Chorea. Paral
; icpsy, diseases of the lungs, Ac.
Night and country calls promptly attended.
< mice North side of square over 11. F. Shields A
Co’s Grocery Store. Oskaloosa, lowa. 4titf
J > IC E. TENNANT,
Office Herald block. Main street, Oskaloosa.
lowa. Dr. Tennant can be consulted |>ersoiial
ly or by letter upon all chronic diseases, or of a
malignant nature. Cancer, Hts. scrofula, gravel,
dropsy, piles, ear and eye, nasal catarrh, paral
ysis. blood diseases, diseases of the nervous svs
teiu. consumption, and diseases of a private
nature, successfully treated. Communications
by letter strictly confidential. Best of city and
country references, and testimonials can lie fwr
nixbed. Send for circular.
Oskaloosa. March 20. 1577. n3l
UW OR, M. D.
• Office in W. R. Nugent’s drug store where
to- may lx- found at all hours both day and night
wh. 11 not professionally engaged. Diseases
A' IKES AND CHILDREN M 4UK A SPECIALTY.
v25n14
| Alt E.EYAVPOBD
Will devote bis entire attention tothe prac
u *■ of medicine. May bo found at hisrcsiueoee
'trst door north of Methodist church, north of
public square,or at Gilford's drug store, west
>1 Sgh street. 35
I V A. HOFFMAN,
M. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
.Mice in Rhiriehart's new building, south-west
iirncr public square, Oskaloosa, lowa. Resi
dence on Main street, three blocks east of pub
-21
J JR M. FLO«K.
Would retpectfully announce to the citizens
of Oskaloosa and vicinity, that he lias perma
nently located in this city, and will treat cancer
without pain or the use of the knife. Scrofula,
in all its forms. Scurvy. Halt Rheum. Epilepsy,
• •ravel. Dropsy, Pile.-, Erysipelas. Neuralgia,
Female Debility, Ac. Office on southwest cor
ner of Jefferson and North streets. 22m3
~ DENTISTS.
I tit. M. L. JACKSON.
I f BURGEON DENTIST.
Office in Exchange
Block, on High street,
lowa, over
drm/ -ton.
\.• r■ .‘i- • x •!•• va- »•!-
rn u
tract lon of teeth. 10
~ A BSTKACTS.
ABSTRACTS
Of Titles to Lands and Town Lots,
of Mahaska county, furnished on short notice
and on nnsonaiile terms, by
R. DUMONT & CO.
Office in I. Uranked k Co’s building, on eth
west side of the public square, Oskaloosa, lowa
W. Burnside.
Land and Loan Agent,
Oskaloosa, lowa.
Abstractor of Titles,
i have two commtdete set .of books oontain-
Ing titles to all the Lands and Town Lot* in Ma
iutska county, carefully gotten up from the re
<nr«ls and compared, and the two set* oompared
with each other, so that they must be as near
perfect as can be made. Alwtract* furnished
oa reasonable ti-rms. Also titles perfected for
stnsll compensation.
Money to Loan at 8 per cent.
Annual Interest.
C. P. BEARLE,
id door .rest of National state Baak
VOL. 28. NUMBER 31.
HIDE HOUSE,
CHICAGO HIDE
HOUSE
Will pay the highest price tor
Hides, Pelts,
e Tallow, Grease
and Dead Hogs.
; OI'I ICi: & WAIIIdROOM,
, One half block east of squurc. Call on us lie
fore x’ou sell.
nfiyi CECNER BROS. & CO.
I
GRIST MILLS.
! EUREKA MILLS,
: Beacon, lowa.
I have thoroughly refitted the above mills at
Beacon, putting in n»-w machinery and repair
ing old until second to none in the country, and
they are now running again, l have bad 26
fc years experience in the business, ami think I
r ilionniglily understand it, and propose to i’o
9 GOOD WORK ONLY,
treating my customers fairly, and giving them
joo.l FLOUR. Gix-e me a trial.
52 J. M. JONES.
; FURNITURE.
Miller & Harbach,
Manufacturers and dealers in
FURNITURE
I of all kinds.
• Wooden and Metallio
Burial Cases and Caskets
constantly on hand.
UNDERTAKING DONh.
East room “HeralJ Block.’’
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STOVES and HARDWARE.
I J. SMITE ICO.
No. 8, Cc-nlonuiul Block, North Side of S«jiiAre
lU*spr:c*tfully tender their thanks to the |iul»-
lic for the liberal patronage bestowed upon
theirhouse In the past, und take pleasure In
calling attention to their enlarged stock of
llurdxvare, hiovch,
Tin, Sheet Iron, und Hollow-ware,
Fresh additions to which are being made week
ly. In the variety, beauty and
durability of the
COOK and HEATING STOVES,
(For either coal or wood).
They have long excelled, and their *trx:k ha
never been so large und complete as during the
present year. For the sale ol the unrolled
CHARTER OAK STOVES, and
Win. Uesor’s Celebrated Monitor Cook
ALL. BIZ KM,
Vbey arc- the manufacturer’s exclusive agent
for this part of lowa.
Ranges, for Hotel use. Heating Stoves oflhc lar
gest Patterns for Cli lire lies, Ilalls and School
Buildings, always in Stock: also elegant
styles of Heaters for Parlors, Sitting
Rooms, Sleeping Rooms, and
Small Apartments,
Clothes-wringers repaired,
Old Rubber Rolls re-set, and new rolls fur
nished and put on.
Rv jry taste can be salted, at prices within
the reach of all. Examine their immense stock
before purchasing. Have the sole proprietor
ship of the
MODEL BAKER
for Mahaska county; the moat perfect device
for baking purpose* ever placed before the
public.
O O
Promising to use every endeavor to meet
the wishes of all who may visit their
lUhment, the firm hope fora continuance and
even increase of the flattering patronage of
w.ileb they are the recipients.
Very Respectfully,
N. J, SMITH A CO.
Oftkftlooftft, Jao. 81 • IGT7# “
The
_ j BANKING.
E. Clark, Pres. W, A. Lisui.y,Cash.
M. E. Cctts. Vice Pres. P. E.Clahk. Asst.Cash*
Mahaska Co. Savings Mi
| General Banking business transacted,
j New Fire-proof Building. N-W cor square.
Savings Deposits Received
• on the following terms:
Each depositor will be furnished with a book.
Deposits may be made in sums of one dollar
- and upwards. Interest will he allowed at 6 par
cent, per annum o“ ihe iirst of January and
July, on all suils not previously withdrawn.
Deposits made on the iirst of the month will
“ begin todraw interest from the time thedeposit
is made.
Deposits made after the iirst day of the month
- will not commence to draw interest till the tlrst
of the next month.
Banking House
, FrankeL Bach & Co.
t Will receive deposits and transact a general
. hanking, exchange and collection business, the
1 same as an incorporated bank.
■, interest allowed on time deposits. Exchange
I on all parts of Europe bought and sold in sums
> to suit purchasers.
Collections will receive prompt attention.
Wedon strictly legitimate banking business,
1 and give he wants of eustomorsspeoial atten
tion.
Correspondents
' International Bank, Chicago; Kuhn, Loob &
Co., N, Y-; State National Bank, Keokuk,
Respectfully,
FRANKEL, BACH A CO.
Oskaloosa. Nov. 13 1873.
sitii Bichauus. Pres. Gko. W. Half.. V. Pres.
E. D. Linih.y, ( ash.
National State Bank
OSKALOOSA, IOWA.
Paid up Capital SIOO,OOO.
SURPLUS S 10.000.
COKKESPONDK.XTS:
Gilman, Son & Co., New York.
Commercial National Bank, Cliica j.o.
Valley National Bank, St. Louis.
National Bank of Heileniption, Boston.
Keokuk National Bank, lveokuk.
John Sieuel, L.C. Bi.a.nchauo,
President. Vice President.
THE
Farmers aifl Trailers Baal
or
Oskaloosa. lowa.
(Organized under the State Luxvs.)
Stockholders Liable for Double the Amount of
• ’apital Stock. Correspondence' Solicit is t
( ol lection- made and Remitted <>n day
of Payment
!)l KRCTOHS.
JoHNSIEBEL, Wm. I.OLOIIIIinOK.
E. 11. Gians. J. A. L. ( hookham.
P. W. Phillips, John H. .Smith,
C.T. Wii.LAKU, G. B. McFai.l,
James Bridges,
stockholders.
Wm Longhridge, .1 A I. Crookhnrn.
Johnßiel»el. PW Phillips,
G B McFall, James Bridges.
C T Willard, John H Smith.
E II Gibbs. T J Blackstone.
II W Gleason. (’lias Miller,
U M Davenport, W R Nugent,
Henry Howard, H Crook ham.
M ( r x.khaiii. Jonathan Atkins.
J W Walton, Robert Mitchell.
II si Howard. A Shangle.
Tito* Ballinger, Moses Nowles,
Jesse Stuart. Ilenry P Ninde.
W H JI PiUslmry, W C Rhinehari.
A .1 Baughman, J M Jones,
R Wil-on, chas Blattner.
John Voorhces, II C Rockwell.
Wm Siebel, J M Lough ridge.
Peter Stump, G II Baugh,]
John Mitchell, I W Bowen. ,
It K I lean), G W Brewer.
Harry Brewer, John Waggoner.
Jacob Harper, Thoa K Brew.-tcr, (
David Thatcher, John C Tucker.;
Alfred Barr, • J Jackson, !
I N Davis. W W Haskell.
Jacob Coffin. John Lax-kart.
G M Mott. J K Woods,
Koliert Ba<s. Jas ESnowden.
H E King. J W McMullen, (
J A Stewart. J A Williams. ]
M I’icken, i>C Blanchard.
J A McCurdv, J II Jenkins, t
W H 11 Rice'. Wm N Hoover. (
Isaac Whaling. Hardin Tice.
L C Tanner, Alfred Roland. 1
L A Scott. • hristiau lloutz.
Cyrus Phillips. W M Crook limn.
C C Joy, David Hoover. j
UC Harris, Isaac Mills,
Janies M Hoover. Martin Bacon, '
E Baker, John Nash. •
Lewis llillcry. A S Nicliols.
Thompson Hanna. E T Ryan,
J C lliitt, Martha June White, ,
Wells Bros. James Fisher.
Pierce Ratt-lili. Mary McFall. I
John Shipley, David Stanton •
George Bennett ' M Smith. 1
A A Kendig, II P Martin. j
TG Phillips, ti F Lunt,
G W France, N F Bonnet. J
John Algood, c IS shields. j
Alex Hanna
- i
LOAN AGENCIES.
MONEY AT 8 PER i
CENT. j
ON 1
FARM MORTCACES, I
<
Iu Sums Not l.t-ss MI : t SSOO j
F. M. DAVENPORT, i
«
Oskaloosa, lowa. l-i <
RK ALLSTATE AGENCY. ' ,
Jolin F. Lacey's
LAND AGENCY.
1 have on my h<x>ks a large number of 1
farms and houses in town. Also many thous- •
and acres of wild land. If you have real estate
to sell or wish to buy, give me a call. I pay I
taxes in any part of the State. Conveyancing t
done. Office in Boyer A Barnes’ block,dskaloo- '
sa lowa. . 10 ]
100 nice huiiding lots in Lacey’s addition to
Oskaloosa. £
MERCHANT TAILORING. !
AGAIN AT WORK,' I
Thanking my many friends and custom- I
ers for their patronage in the past, j
1 desire to inform them «
that I am now
established (
in the room formerly <
occupied by Frankel, Bach i
& Co., as a hank, where 1 will carry ;
on the
I
MERCHANT TAILORING j
BUSINESS
i
in all Branches.
I have a splendid line i
CLOTHS,
CASIMERES,
BEAVERS, |
(
and all goods used in making gentlemen’s »
garments.
I GUARANTEE PERFECT FITS.
Call and see mo.
T. WILLIAMS. ■• !
, tinware" 1
O. A. WELLS. 0.0. WKLLB. J. N. ELLIOTT f
WELLS BROS!'ELLIOTT i
■uorcMorn to Wells Dro*., (
dealers in and manufacturers of f
Tin, Copper, and
Sheet-iron ware, j
Galvanized Iron Cornice [
und (
(
Window Caps. i
Cornice, liuofing, Spouting, and t
all kinds of job work a 1
specialty. *
1 t
Agent* for the 1
New Mansard, t
Lady Gay, i
and Active 1
Cook Stoves.
I *
These stoves are new in the market, and we j
would like them examined by ail wishing stoves. J
Call and see them before you buy. 1
We will take contracts for Cornice j
Roofing, and Spouting in all parts of
the country, at the
lowest possible rates.
Weekly
THE OLD MAX’S SOLILOQUY OX VIS
ITIXG THE HOME OF HIS CHILD'
HOOD.
Hero is the old homestead! Once more I Ix'holil
the old scenes, where I lived long ago!
And stroll once again, where in boyhrsxl 1
strolled.
But ray step is more feeble and slow.
Here are the old Helds and woodlands around.
Too sacred for time to destroy;
And here is the same little smooth grassy mound
Where I played and tumbled when a boy.
And here tlie same rivulet murmurs along.
Through meadows that learned me to mow;
And its ripples still prattle the same cheerfti
song
That I listened to long, long ago.
And here the same spring from the hill’s rugged
brink.
As crystal and silently tlows.
As when to the reapers I carried their drink;
And gathered their sheaves into rows.
o where is that futher and mother so dear.
To this spot once familiarly known?
TI ey are gone, they are gone to a huppior sphere
And 1 tread the old door-yard alone!
Oh me! lioxv forsaken and desol.now
Is the spot that once rang wii.. ,ny joy.
As I shouted and romped, with i. • care on my
broxv,
A contented and light-hearted boy!
O, is it not solemn and sad to return
To the scenes of our childhood, when old.
And survey the old homestead with feelings for
lorn,
Tlie sad changes of time to behold!
No father, no mother, no kindred nor cot
Do I see where I once saw them all!
And in sadnes* I sigh as 1 view tlie dear s|x>:
Through the tears that in pensiveness fall!
•J, is it not painfully sacred to come.
After absence of many long years.
In tlie evening of life, to our childhood’s dear
home.
And bedew tlie old sod with our tears.
TllE t OMMISSIOXEK BILL.
Text of the Measure as it Passed Botli
Houses of the legislature.
A bill for an act to repeal Chapter 08,
Ads of the Fifteenth General As
sembly, and provide for the estab
lishment of a Board of Railroad
Commissioners, and defining their
duties and term of office.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of'tlie State of louxi, That
chapter G 8 of the acts of the Fifteenth
General Assembly, excepting sec
lions 1,2, and 7 thereof, be and the
same is hereby repealed, and the fol
lowing be enacted;
Sec. 2. The Governor, with tho ad
vice and consent of the Executive
(’ouncil, shall, before the first day of
April next, appoint three competent
persons (one of whom shall bo a civil
engineer) who shall constitute a
Board of Railroad Commissioners,
and whoshall hold their offices from
the date of their respective appoint
ments, for the terms of one, two and
three years respectively from tho first
• lay of April next. The Governor
shall, in like manner, before tho first
day in April of each year thereafter,
appoint a Commissioner, to continue
in office for the term of three years
from said day; and in case any va
cancy occurs in tho said hoard, by
resignation or otherwise, shall, in tho
same manner, appoint a Commission
er for the residue of tho term, and
may remove such Commissioners, and
appoint others to fill their vacancy,
at any time, in the discretion of the
Governor and Executive Council. No
person owning any bonds, stock or
property in any railroad companj T , or
who is in the employment of, or who
is in any way or manner pecuniarily
interested in any railroad corpora
tion, shall he eligible to tne office of
Railroad Commissioner. Said Com
missioners shall be qualified electors
of this State. The Commissioners
shall, as nearly as practicable, be so
selected one from tho eastern, one
from the central, and one from the
western portions of the State.
Sec. 3. Said Commissioners shall
have the general supervision of all
railroads in the State operated by
steam, and shall inquire into any neg
lect or violation of the laws of this
State by any railroad corporation do
ing business therein, or by officers,
agents or employes thereof, and shall
also from time to time carefully ex
amine and inspect the condition of
eaeii i .ulroadin the State, and of its
equipment, and the manner of its con
duct ar.d management, with reference
to the public safety and convenience;
and for the purpose of keeping the
several railroad companies advised as
io the safety of their bridges, shall
make a semi-annual examination of
the same and report their condition to
the said companies. And if any
bridges shall be deemed unsafe by tho
Commissioners, tliey shall notify the
railroad company immediately, and it
shall be the duty of said railroad
company to repair and put in good
order, within ten days after receiving
said notice, said bridge, and in default
thereof said Commissioners are here
by authorized and empowered to stop
and prevent said railroad company
from running or crossing its trains
over said bridge while in its unsafe
condition. Whenever in the judg
ment of tho Railroad Commissioners
it shall appear that any railroad cor
poration fails in any respect or partic
ular to comply with the terms of its
charter or the laws of the State, or
whenever in their judgment any re
pairs are necessary upon its road, or
any addition to its rolling stock, or
any addition to, or change in its sta
tions or station houses, or any change
in its rates of fares for transporting
freight or passengors, or any change
in tho mode of operating its road and
conducting its business, is reasonable
and expedient in order to promote
the security, convenience and accom
modation of the public, said Railroad
Commissioners shall inform such cor
poration of the improvements and
changes which they adjudge to be
proper, by a notice thereof in writing
to be served by leaving a copy there
of certified by tho Commissioners’
clerk with any station agent’s clerk,
treasurer, any director of said corpor
ation, and a report of the proceedings
shall ho included in the annual report
of tho Commissioners to the Legisla
ture. Nothing in this section shall
ho construod as relieving any railroad
company from their present responsi
bility or liability for damage to per
son or property.
Sec. 4. The said Railroad Commis
sioners shall, on or before tho first
Monday in December, in each year,
make a report to the Governor of
their doings for tho preceding year,
containing such facts, statements and
explanations as will discloso tho work
ing of the system of railroad trans
portation in this State, and its relation
to the general business and prosperi
ty of the citizens ot the State, and
such suggestions and recommenda
tions in respect thereto as rnay to
them seem appropriate. Said report
shall also contain as to every rail
road corporation doing business in
this State—
First the amount of its capital
stock.
Second—The amount of its pro.
ferred stock, if any, and the condi
tions of its preferment.
Third—The amount of its funded
debt, and the rate of interos*..
Fourth—The amount of its floating
debt. b
Fifth—The cost and actual present
OSKALOOSA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1878.
cash value of its road and equipment,
including permanent way buildings
and rolling stock, all real estate used
exclusively in operating the road,
and all fixtures and conveniences for
transacting its business.
Sixth—The estimated value of till
other property owned by such cor
poration, with a schedule of the same,
not including lands granted in aid of
its construction.
Seventh—The number of acres
originally in aid of*construction of its
road by the United States or by this
State. *
Eighth—Number of acres of such
land remaining unsold.
Ninth—A list of its officers and
directors, with their respective pla
ces of residence.
Tenth—Such statistics ol the road
and of its transportation business for
tlie year as may in the judgment of
the Commissioners be necessary and
proper for the information of the
General Assembly, or as may be re
quired by the Governor. Such re
port shall exhibit and refer to the
condition of such corporation on the
first day of July of each year, and
the details of its transportation busi
ness transacted during the year end
ing June 30.
Eleventh—Tho average amount of
t >nnuge that can be carried over each
road in the State with an engine of
given power.
Sec. 5. To enable said commission
ers to make such a report, the presi
dent and managing officer of each
railroad corporation doing business
in this state shall annually make to
said commissioners on the 15th dxiy
of the month of September such re
turns, in the form which they may
prescribe, as will afford the informa
tion requited for their said official
report; such return shall be verified
by the oath of tho officer making
them; and any railroad Corporation
whose return shall not be made as
herein prescribed by the 15th day of
September shall be liable to a penal
ty of one hundred dollars for each and
every day after the lGth day of Sep
tember that such return shall be wil
fully delayed or refused.
Sec. 0. Tho said commissioners
shall hold their office in the capitol
or some other suitable place in the
city of Des Moines. They shall each
receive a salary of three thousand per
annum, to be paid as the salaries ot
other State officers are paid, and
shall be provided at the expense of
tlie State with necessary office furni
ture and stationery, and they shall
have authority to appoint a Secreta
ry, who shall receive u salary of fif
teen hundred dollars per annum.
Sec. 7. Said Commissioners and
Secretary shall he sworn to the due
and faithful performance of the du
ties of their respective offices before
entering upon the discharge of the
same, as prescribed in section 070 of
the Code; and no person in tho em
ploy of any railroad corporation, or
Holding stock in an}* railroad cor
poration, shall ho employed as Sec
retary. Each Commissioner shall
enter into bonds, with security to be
approved by the executive council,
in the sum of ten thousand dollars,
conditioned for the faithful perfor
mance of his duties.
Sec. 8. To provide a fund for the
payment of one-half of the salaries
and current expenses of the Board of
Commissioners, they shall certify to
the executive council on or before
the first day of January in each year,
the amount necessary to defray the
same, which amount shall be divided
pro rata among the several railway
corporations according to the assesed
valuation of their property in the
State.
The executive council shall there
upon certify to the Board of Super
visors of each count}* the amount due
from the several railway corpora
tions located and operated
in said county. And the Board
of Supervisors shall cause the same
to be levied and collected as other
taxes upon railway corporations, and
the county treasurer shall account to
the State for the same, as provided
by law for other stato funds.
Sec. 9. The said Commissioners
shall have power, in the discharge of
the duties of their office, to examine
any of the books, papers or docu
ments of any such corporations, or
to examine under oath or otherwise
any officer, director, agent, or em
ployee of any such corporation; they
arc empowered to issue subpoenas
and administer oaths in the same
manner and with the same power to
enforce obedience thereto in the
jerformancc of their said duties as
jelong and pertain to courts of law
in this state; and any person who may
wilfully obstruct said Commissioners
in the performance of their duties,
or who may refuse to give any infor
mation within his possession that
may be required by said Commiss
ioners within the lino of their duty,
shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor, and shall be liable, on con
viction thereof, to a fine not exceed
ing one thousand dollars, in the dis
cretion of the court, the costs of such
subpoenas and investigation to be
first paid by tho State on the certifi
cate of said Commissioners.
Sec. 10. It shall be the duty of any
railroad corporation, when within
thoir power to do so, and upon rea
sonable notice, to furnish suitable
cars to any and all persons who may
apply therefor, for the transportation
of* any and all kinds of freight, and
to receive and transport such freight
with all reasonable dispatch, and to
provide and keep suitable facifities
for the receiving and handling the
same at any depot on tho lino of its
road. And also to receive and trans
port in liko manner the empty or
loaded cars furnished by any con
necting road, to he delivered at any
station or stations ou tho line of its
road, to be loaded or discharged or
reloaded and returned to tho road so
connecting, and for compensation it
shall not demand or receive any
greater sum than is accepted by it
from any other connecting railroad
fora similar service.
Sec. 11. No railroad corporation
shall charge, demand or receive from
any person, company or corporation,
for the transportation of persons or
property, or for any other service,
a greater sum than it shall at the
same time charge, detnand or receive
from any other person, company or
corporation, for a liko service, from
the same place, or upon liko condi
tion and under similar circumstances;
and all concessions of rates, draw
backs and contracts for special rates
shall bo open to and allowed all per
sons, companies and corporations
alike, at the same rate per ton per
mile, by car load, unless by reason of
the extra cost of transportation per
car load upon liko condition and
under similar circumstances from a
different point, the same would bo
unreasonable and inequitable. And
shall charge no more for transporting
freights from any point on its lino
than a fair and just proportion of the
price it charges for tho same kind of
froight transported from anj' other
point.
Sec, 12. No railroad company
Oskaloosa
shall charge, demand or receive from
any person, company or corporation
an unreasonable price for the trans
portation of persons or property, or
for the handling or storing ot freight,
1 or for the use of its cars, or lor any
j privilege or service afforded by it in
; the transaction ot its business as a
| railroad corporation.
Sec. 13. Any railroad corporation
I which shall violate any ot the provi
j sions of the act, as to extortion or
J undue discrimination shall forfeit lor
; every such offense, to the person,
j company or corporation aggrieved
| thereby, three times the actual oama
j ges sustained, or over charges paid,
1 by the parties aggrieved, together
with the co>l of suit, and a reasonable
attorney’s fee, to be fixed by the
court, and if an appeal betaken fiom
the judgment or any part thereof,
it shall he the duty of the appellate
court to include in the judgment an
additional reasonable attorney’s fee
for services in the appellate court or
courts, to he recovered in a civil, ac
tion therefor. And in all cases where
complaint shall he made in accor
dance with the provisions ol section
15, hereinafter provided, that an un
reasonable charge is made, the Com
missioners shall require a modified
charge for the service rendered, such
as they shall deem reasonable, and
all cases of a failure to comply with
the recommendation of the Commis
sioners, shall be embodied in the re
port ol* the Commissioners to the
Legislature, and the same shall apply
to any unjust discrimination by said
company or other violation of law.
Sec. 14. Upon the occurrence of
any serious accident upon a railioad
which shall result in personal injury,
of loss of life, the corporation opera
ting the road upon which the accident
occurred shall give immediate notice
thereof to the Commissioners, whose
duty it shall bo, if they deem it nec
essary, to investigate the same and
promptly report tothe Governor the
extent of the personal injuries or
loss of life, and whether the same
was the result of mismanagement or
neglect of the corporation on whose
line the injury or loss of life occurred.
Provided, That such rej Oi’t shall not
be evidence or referred to in any case
iti any court.
•Sec. 15. It shall he the duty of
said Commissioners, upon the com
plaint and application of the Mayor
and Alderman of any city, or the
Mayor and Council of any incorpora
ted town, or the trustees of any
township, to make an examination
of the rate of passenger fare und
freight tariff charged by any railroad
company, and of the condition or op
eralion of any railroad, any part ol
whose location lies within the limits
of such cit}*, town or township; and
if twenty-five or more legal voters
in any township shall, by petition,
in writing, request the Mayor and
Aldermen of such city, or the Trus
tees of such township, to make the
said complaint and application, and
the Mayor and Aldermen, or the
Trustees, refuse or decline to comply
with the prayer of the petition, they
shall state the reason for such not)
compliance in writing, upon the pe
tition, and return the same to the pe
titioners; and the petitioners may
thereupon, within ten days from th ?
date of such refusal and return, present
such petition to said Commissioners;
and said Commissioners shall, if up
on due inquiry and hearing of the
petitioners they think the public good
demands the examination, proceed
to make it, in the same manner as if
called upon by the Mayor and Aider
men of any city, or tlie Trustees of
any township. Before proceeding to
make such examination, in accordance
with such application or petition, said
Commissioners shall give to the pe
titioners and the corporation reason
able notice in writing of the time and
place of entering upon the same. If
upon such an examination it shall
appear to said Commissioners that
the complaint alleged by the appl i
cants or petitioners is wclljounde J,
they shall so adjudge, and shall in
form the corporation operating such
railroad of*their adjudication within
ten days, and shall also report their
doings to the Governor, as provided
in the fourth section of this act.
Sec. 16. In the construction of this
act, the phrase shall ho construed to
include all railroads and railways op
erated by steam, and whether oper
ated by the corporation owning them
or by other corporations or other
wise. The phrase railroad corpora
tion shall be construed to mean the
corporation which constructs, main
tains or operates a railroad operated
by steam power.
•Sec. 17. Nothing in this act shall
be construed to estop or hinder any
persons or corporations from bring
ing suit against any railroad company
for any violation of any laws of this
•State for the government of rail
roads.
Sec. 18. All acts or parts of acts
inconsistent with this act are here
by repealed.
Sec. 19. This act being deemed of
immediate importance, shall take
effect and be in force from and after
its publication in the lowa State Reg
ister and lowa State Leader , newspa
pers published at Des Moines, lowa.
TllE NAPOLEON OF SCIENCE.
Early Days of tlie Inventor of the Speak
ing Machine.
Stories Told of Him while Employed in
the Doston Telegraph Office.*
New York Sun.
The marvelous discoveries of Profes
sor Thomas A. Edison, of Menlo Park,
N. J., have excited universal interest.
His stock indicator, automatic and duplex
instruments, telephone, clectro-motograph,
airograph, electric pen, and above all his
speaking machine, mark him as the
Napoleon of inventors, Indeed, at the
Professor's age, Bonaparte had barely
reaohed the rank of the First Council.
As any particulars concerning the history
of this extraordinary young inventor
must prove of more than usual interest,
the writer details a conversation with Mr.
George S. Stewart, better known as Fat
tie Stewart, an old telegraph operator,
now employed in the office of the Associat
ed Press:
“I first knew Tom Edison,’' said Mr.
Stewart, “in 1850. At that time 1 was
an operator in Tennesee. Tom was em
ployed by Colonel Coleman, the superin
tendent of the Western Union Office in
Memphis. He was a gawky boy, about
eighteen or nineteen, and was reading
everything about electricity that he could
pick up. He had a lean and hungry look,
and always seemed to bo under the in
fluence of some secret excitement He
had got into his head tho idoa of sending
duplex dispatches, and all his spare time
was devoted to experiments in the office.
Coleman stood it for some time, but at
last began to growl. He allowed that
Tom was crazy, and said that ‘any damned
fool ought to know that a wire can’t be
worked both ways at the same time.’ He
declared that ho wouldn't have Tom put
tering around the office with such silliness,
and finally discharged him in disgust.
The boy went back home to some town
in Michigan, and 1 lost track of him.
“Some time afterward I was transfer
red to the Boston office. At that time,
wire No. 1, as it was called, was consider
ed the crack wire of the country. The
fastest men were working it. For some
cause the operator in Boston resigned. It
was difficult to find a man to take his
place. A half dozen fellows tried it, but
found it too much fcr them. One after
another they dropped it like a hot potato,
and sloped wiser than when they came.
There was a man in the office named
M. F. Adams. He thought the
world of Tom Kdison, and recommended
him for the place, vouching for him as a
tirst-elass operator. 0. F. Miliken tele
graphed to the little town in Michigan,
asking il Tom would come on aud accept
the pcs'.ticn. Tom answered ‘yes,’ and
without further words started for Boston
via the Michigan Central and Grand
Trunk Bailroads. In running through
Canada In* got snowed uuder, and was
kept on the track in one spot for twenty
four hours, cold and hungry, without a
ocd. As usual, he owned bu 1 one suit of
clothes, and that was on his buck. I ’u
fortunately it was a summer suit, lie
might have frozen to death had he not
bought an old roundabout overcoat from
a Canuck railroad laborer. But he finally
got through ali right.
"I was in the Boston office when he ar
rived, and I must say,” continued Mr.
Stewart, briiging his fist down upon the
table, ‘ lie was the worst looking specimen
of humanity I ever saw. The modern
telegraph tramp isn’t a marker. He wore
a pair of jean breeches six inches too
short for him, and a pair of very low
shoes, the Canuck jacket, aud a broad
brimmed butternut hat, a relic of his life
iu Memphis. The wide rim was badly
torn, and hung down so that you could
see his ear through the opening. There
was the slightest trace of dirt on his up
per lip, that he called a mustache. His
hair hadn’t been combed for a week, and
he wore the blackest white shirt that was
ever seen on the back cf a human being.
Nervou. ly pinehing his upper lip—a habit
he had acquired—he inquired for the
manager, and was sent to Miliken.
*• ‘Are you the boss?’ Tom asked. Mili
ken smiled aud said he was manager.
Tom then introduced himself and askei
when they wanted him to go to work.
Miliken stared at him as though he
couldn’t believe his ears, and said ‘At
half past five.’ Tom began to look
around the office far a clock, and Miliken
said: ‘Young man you have a pretty
heavy wire.' Tom gave what he called
his mustache an extra twist, and with all
the assurance in the world he blurted out
•All right boss. Fll be here at half past
live.’ He sloped so quick that it made
Miliken's head swim.
JL’Le operators burst iuto appeal of
laughter. They hail seeu and heard
everything, and their remarks were any
thing hut complimentary to Tom. ‘Oh,’
said one, ‘he won’t last as long as that
Jerscyuian that tackled the wire the other
day.’ ‘Why, that fellow rant read by pa-
let alone by sound,’ shouted another.
Another deelaied that Tom was ‘the
worst he ever saw,’ and when the fourth
wondered ‘whether walkiug between
Michigan and Boston was very good,’
there was a general roar.
•Well,” continued Stewart, “half-past
live came, and so did Tom. Kverybody
was on the gni vive. Miliken was just
taking from the vault the supply of
blanks for the night operators. As l'oiu
came up he pointed to a pile ofthem, say
ing. ‘take what blanks you want and I’ll
show you your table. Tom innocently
picked up the whole bundle, and followed
Miliken to his table. The operators be
gan to grin and snicker. They all thought
that he would get bounced after trying to
catch one message. It was the No. 1
wire to New York. Jerry Horst, then
considered one of the fastest senders in
the country, worked the New York end.
As Tom seated himselt he heard the call
“lit and turning to Miliken asked it
that was the call for Hoston. A es, re
plied the manager, watching Tom’s move
ments with intense curiosity. Thereup
on Tom opened his key and ticked the
answer, T, l!’ Jerry began to whoop
’em up in his best style, and every eye
was turned on Tom. He displayed no
anxiety, but kept right along at his work
as though he had been taking Jerry all
his life. For four mortal hours did
Jerry keep it up, 100 pounds to the
square inch, aud four mortal hours did
Tom take it down in a hand writing as
neat and plain as reprint. For the first
time in his life Jerry had rushed it until
he was tired without a break from the
receiver. He was astonished. When
he had finished, the following message
passed between them:
From Jerry.
Who the devil arc you, anyhow?
From Tom.
I'm the new man. My name is Tom
Kdison.
From Jerri)
Well, by (a ripper—Rep.), you’re the
man I’ve been looking for for the last ten
years, and you’re the ouly man I ever
found that could take me without a
break. Shake.
“And they shook. The astonishment
of the boys in the office was unbounded.
There was no more jibbing or snickering.
Kverybody was Tom’s friends at once.
The next day Miliken picked up a sheet,
of Tom’s manuscript, and reflectively
stroked his beard. 4 1 never saw such
pretty copy,’ he scid. ‘He’s as good an
operator as I ever met.’
“At the close of the first night’s work,
Tom’s friend Adams took him home with
him. The first question asked was;
‘What kind of a man is that Miliken?
Do you think lie’ll let me experiment in
the office when I’m not on duty?’ Ad
ams replied that Miliken himself was
somewhat of an Inventor, and he thought
that he would not only let Tom experi
ment as much as he pleased, but that he
would also take personal interest in his
experiments. The very first trial was
the duplex dispatches that gave Tom the
reputation of a lunatic in Memphis, and
caused him to loose his situation. Mili
ken, unlike Coleman, entered iuto the
spirit of the thing, and in a short time
Tom had so far perfected it that he work
ed it quite successfully between New
York and Boston. But to accomplish
this he spent every dollar he earned
for material for his experiments, and
when the grand secret was discovered he
hadu t money enough to pay for filing a
caveat for a patent.”
Stewart says that many persons wit
nessed Tom’s experiments. Among others
he mentions James U. Stearns, then
President of the Franklin Company. He
appears to have dropped upon Tom’s se
cret, and he had money enough to carry
out Tom’s ideas. At all events he got a
patent ahead of Tom, and reaped a large
proportion of the benefits. To-day his
instrument is used extensively in this
country and in Kurope, and he is worth
hundreds of thousands of dollars Tom
however, got full credit for the invention
of the duplex system through the news
and editorial colums of the Telegrapher,
a newspaper devoted to electric science,
edited by *l. M. Ashley, now of the
Journal of the Telegraph. It was Tom’s
first notoriety, and he was greatly elated.
He flourished a dozen oopies of the paper
over his head, and announced his inten
tion of mailing them to Coleman, “to
show him that the damned fool had act
ually succeeded in sending mesh&gcs both
ways at the same time on the same
wire.”
But Tom jumped from one invention
to another, apparently utterly regardless
of their pecuniary value. It was while
he was in the Boston ofhee that he invent
ed the gold and stock telegraph indicator
Herald.
now in general use. In this case he pur
sued the experiment privately, and had
money enough to get the invention
patented. To-day it returns him a hand
some royalty.
FATTIE STEWART
tells many amusing stories of Tom’s ca
reer in the Boston office. His strange
ideas and odd expressions gave the hoys
au inexhaustible fund of merriment. Pat
Burns, now dead, was working nights in
the Boston office and attending Harvard
Law School in the day time. Burns was
a magnificent operator, and was awarded
Prof. Morse's gold key in the telegraphic
contest years ago. He was a brilliant
conversationalist, aud passionately fond of
argument. For the sake of it lie was
eternally getting up disputes with the
boys about tbe office. Edison admired
Burns’ gift of gab, and when Burns was
iti the heat ol au argument was wild to
hear him talk. As Tom was quite deaf
he couldu tcatch the conversation at a
distance. At such times he would dis
able his wire. His favorite method was
to “ ground ’it under his table. While
the chief operator was cursing and swear
ing aud testing for the ‘ ground’' Tom
would be off pulling at his upper lip and
listening to Burns. The argument con
olu led, he would return to hia table, take
off the ‘ground’' that tire chief operator
had tailed to find, and innocently an
nounces that the wire had come “O. K.”
Jhe Boston office was overrun with
cockroaches, and Tom was much annoyed
by them. With ready ingenuity he con
ceived and currie 1 out a plan for their
extermination. He tacked several zinc
strips to the wall at intervals of an eighth
of an inch. He then applied the posi
tive and negative poles of a battery alter
nately to tbe strips. He next smeared
the wall above the strips with molasses.
The roaches came up in platoons, very
much after the manner of the British
troops at Breed's Hill. As they stepj ed
from strip to strip they “closed the cir
cuit," received the full benefit of the
electric shock, and dropped dead by
scores. Tom used to catch their bodies
in a water pail, and it is said that the
bucket has been filled in a single night.
“Torn was naturally speculative in his
ideas,” said Stewart, “and the No. i wire
kept him so closely employed during
working hours that lie hadn’t any time
for dreaming. One night he got into a
discussion with the operator who worked
the wire that connected with the old At
lantic cable at I'laister Cove. There was
mighty little cable business in Boston,
and Tom jeered the operator on his ‘soft
snap. All he had to do was “tend are
pcater that was used only when the state
of the atmosphere interfered with the
working of the regular wire. The man
was a first class operator, and as he had
got a little out of practice he thought a
month’s dash at Tom’s wire would do him
good. So, with Milikeu’s consent, they
changed ‘tricks.’ Tom thus took the
early trick,’ from 1 to 8 a. m., and the
cable operator took his place on No. 1.
Tom found it more of a change tlian he
had anticipated, for he was fond of lively
company, and between the hours of 1
and Bin the morning there were very
few operators at work, and the office was
us silent as the grave. So he went to
dreaming in earnest. 1 can see him now
sitting at his desk, pulling at iiis upper
lip, and vacantly staring at the wall. His
thought seemed concentrated c-n some
thing beyond him—something apparently
out of his reach. He’s got there since,
hut he seemed to be a long distance from
it then. After 2a.m. he was left almost
entirely alone. He was always somewhat
musically inclined, and to relieve the
monotony of the early morning hours lie
got some fine wire resembling the hair
spring of a watch, and attached it to his
instrument in such a way that it sounded
like an aiolian harp, and there he would
sit through the long morning hours lis
tening to this sad, sweet music, utterly
unconscious of what passed around him.
Eventually, however, this novelty wore off,
and he began to look for a fresh source
of amusement.
“About this time," continued Stewart,
“an order was issued that each night of
fice at hourly interval*, between I and 8
a. m., should telegraph, ‘O. S.’ to the New
York office to prove that each operator
was awake and at his post! After his
musical experiment became cold, Tom
had fits of drowsiness, and, while indulg
ing in a nap one night, the regular wire
‘busted’ east of Boston, just before the
hour for answering ‘0. S.’ to New York.
The chief operator at the New York end
called 'Boston for test.’ Poor Tom was
fast asleep, and it was sometime before
he awoke, lie found hell to pay. He
very quickly substituted another wire for
the one that had ‘busted,’ and was lucky
enough to get out of the scrape with an
admonition never to be caught napping
again. But he took instant measures to
protect himself and enjoy his naps. The
office boy, Johnny McFarland knew the
‘call.' Tom took Johnny int;> his confi
dence, and Johnny promised to awake
him on call. But the ‘O.S.’business still
cut him out of a square snooze, and he
determined to get over the difficulty. He
invented and attached a mechanical con
trivance to the connections of the wire
that would open and close the circuit and
say ‘O. New York, and sign his call
l ß.’ as regularly as the hour came round.
1 oung .Johnny faithfully awoke him when
he heard any one call ‘B,’ and after that
Tom slept as sweetly as an infant.
“Tom’s working the ‘late trick,' as the
hoys called it, gave him the day and part
of the night to himself. He rented a
room ou Doane street in the rear of the
Western Union office, and spent most of
his time experimenting with everything
that he could get that had any relation to
electricy. His room was filled with old
relays, sounders, wire of every size,
length, and description, magnets, repeat
ers, insulators, batteries, blue vitroil acids,
and books on electricity. His right-hand
man was his old friend Milt. Adams. In
those days Tom was so taken up with his
experiments that he spent upon them
every cent he could raise, and went so
far as to wear a shirt a month to save the
price of washing. It was in this office on
Doane street that he perfected his gold
and stock indicator, and I reckon got the
ideal ground-work for all his inventions.’’
At the end of the month the cable
operator “weakened,” and Tom returned
to his old wire. His inventions, however,
proved so valuable and remunerative that
lie resigned his position in the Boston of
flice and came to New York, where he
quickly took the front rank among elec
tricians. Stewart went South and lost
track of him, but frequently heard of his
surprising inventions.
“Three years afterwards.” ho says, “1
met him in front of the Herald buildiug.
To my surprise he wore a plug hat, but it
looked as though it had been stolen from
some procession ou St. Patrick’s Day.
He was glad to see me and asked all
sorts of quostion about what the South
ern operators thought of his discoveries.
1 told him they were overjoyed at his
success. He told me that he had got
married, and in comparing his situation
with the position he held in Boston, ex
ultingly pulled three bank books from his
pocket, and showed them to me, saying
that he didn’t feel ‘quite so poor now as
when in Boston, pounding brass with old
Jerry.*”
A Danbury young man nearly
bankrupted himself visiting the
daughter of the owner of a New
York aquarium—subsequently dis
covered to be a fish market.
ESTABLISHED 1850. '
VEGETINE
FOR
CHILLS. SHAKES.
FEVER AND ACUE.
Tarboro, N. (',, JS7S
Dr. 11. u. Stevens; —
iamii\. 1 wish to express my thunks liv in',
forming; you of tne wondertul cure of mv « n
also 1 r le you know that Vegetfw is ,* *l" 1
ssfSis. 1 K er „"7'r
'f • »i«i' leftK«S” Oi"»” *■ M)
son suffered a great deal of n all ot thJ tiine-
Thl ~U . ,n t Wds "'.r™' »«e «lid nothing but t?rv’
**““*“* “Louisville Sler?Journa7"
1 Blood' fCil n< T?rieH * reat , 15100,1 Pl "‘her and
oioou rooo. i tried one l»ottle widt h w,w a
i Kreat heneht. He kept t,n with the nu-dh ...
i srwjnsy-h."!, p* .VmSc,:
Kith. A “tiufoJ l^i'rvr
r“T***^»
«l^ZT 0 ?&Sf L »me. I».
the chill. \egetine leaves no bad effect unon
•he system like moat of the .nedieinS ref.
i mended for chills. I chccrfniU' " ICB le< ,u .
i Vegetiue lor such complaints l%mk
l greatest medicine in the woritl 1 1
Kespectfully, MRS. J. tv. ljLO yn
and^ttagin antTtdt her from Oi i r**'
Of Climate, want of exe,” ise flS&Kfidiel %
m.?. an -\ ot, “‘ l cau9e « the Veoktin* will ren*w
till* c*rry off the putrid humors clonus
Ss,*»ssi ss?a& a*- -
VEGETINE
FOR
DYSPEPSIA. NERVOUSNESS,
And General Debility.
Rerna ROSTOV Mass., is;*
, fi ,e “"hcisign.-d, having used Vegetine
take pleasure m recoin inctMlinir it to all tho-/-
trouble.! with Humor* of any kind. bSL,«fa
Get,f,,al Drbilit,,. it il inj t }„’.
<>ifat lilood 1 itritier, sold by It. L. Crowell t
e tog?*ther. '* ,h **» **" °
MRS. L. F. PERKINS,
mrs. ii. w. sro’rr
JOSEPHUS si.ate!
\ egetiue is the great health restorer—<*nm
£*ed dxclusively of barks, root* and herb* |j
9 ' t ‘ ri Ph-asant to take; every child likes ji.
VEGETINE
FOR
NERVOUS HEADACHE
And Rheumatism.
H. It. AprM *’ ls: ’’
Drar Sir.—l have used your VEGETINE for
iTT U T I *»« «lso for Itbrumatism
have_ found entire relief from !>oth. and
* a . ko aTea * pleasure in recommending it to all
who may la* likewise afflicted.
FRED A. GOOD,
yppi’Tivif i , h® Mill St., (.’inn.
"»•■ >£» !SSISS% iSoSSJ?
VEGETINE
Druggists’ Testimony.
MR. 11. R. STEVENS:-
Drai been selling your reme
dy, the \ egetine, for about three years, and
take pleasure in recommending it to our custo
mers, and in no instance where a blood puriffer
would reach the ease, has it ever failed to effect
at "i' e ' « °» r knowledge. It eertainlv is the
fie |di<.« ultra of renovators.
Respeetfully,
t. M. SHEPHERD & CO., Drmjijiets,
Mt, Vernon, 111.
Is acknowledged by all classes of people to la*
worlf 9 * Hn< ,nos * reliable blood purifier in the
VECETINE
Prepared by
H. R. STEVENS,JBoston Mass.
Vegetine is sold by All
_ Druggists.
OSKALOOSA COLLEGE.
SPRING TKRmIbEGLNS APRIL l
1878.
FULL FACULTY.
Representing the following Departments •
B ' BL CoIiiM C E L R A C S l I'f. AL NO S^V J L T ' FIC '
AND MUSICAL?
The past term ha* been one of unusual prosper-
Among the inducements extended by this in-ti
niention— I>u ’ lO 801,001 teachers, we would
THE SPECIAL NORMAL OI'RSE
lor the Spring Term. In this course there will
be a review ol all the branches taught in the
public schools of the State. During the term
there will be a series of lectures on the ' p „
OSOI’HVOF Ebl CATtO.V.” ‘‘
THE COMMERCIAL COURSE
In addition to the regular Commercial Course
ol instruction. Special Classes will he formed in
Pm ma mil ip Pn mar,, |„
sinvk amt Double Entry, Letter \Vritim, a,
s ure ? t ' ll ratiual rate*, tor the
lienetit ot teachers who may wish to intro luce
any ol these branches into their school* m.l
also tor the lament ofany and all who have not
the means nor time to take the Full Com *c Vo
expense for text-book* necessary.
THE MUSICAL COURSE
Superior advantages are offered in this rour*e
hy 1 ROF. \\ ii.son. Special rates will lie granted
to members ol the Normal Classes ' >
THE COURSE IN PAINTING AND DRAWING
Mrs. Macv. well known among the students as
a line artist and successful teacher of Painting
Drawing, and \\ ater Coloring, has clmrge of thTs
course. This is a rarfi opportunity to
wishing to study a beautiful art ’
TUITION IN NORMAL (OIKsE *«.»»
I " tl,e ,? th .° l r SpC ° itU Com ' o '* tuition will he re
duced to the mininuim.
The Library and Reading Room Mill he ..pen to
students tree of charge.
o. T. Cai'pentcr, /'m.
M. I*. Givens. See’y.
Oskaloosa, lowa, March lti. 187 S. ;MUv 2
PLUMBING.
Oskaloosa Gas Light Co.
•Sro«m e P,^ P r! ret L to 9° all kind 9 ot FLimbing
•“t am and Gas Fitting, also keep an anortmen
or
Steam ! Water Pipe
and
Cas Fittings,
Hath Tubs, iron Sinks, Iron Pumps, etc.
Office West High St., McCall Block.
Levi Hambleton'
OIL CLOTHS,
CARPETS,
CARPETS.
Mattings, and Window
Goods of all kinds.
Mats, Engs and Ottomans
Parlies wishing to purchase
anything in the
CARPET LINE,
will do well to "ive ns a call as
we keep the
and finest
stock to he found in
CSXTTKAZ. IOWA,
at priees unequalled either in
CHICAGO or ST. LOUIS.
LEVI HAMBLETON,
HERALD BLOCK,
Oskaloosa, lowa.
The Weekly Oskaloosa Herald,
Published every a hursday by
LEIGHTON, LEE & LEIGHTON,
H.C. LF.IHIITON, OF.O. K. LEF., W. M..LKIOHTON
Steam Printers,
IS THE
Largest County Paper
IN IOWA.
Office in “ Herald Block ” over Post Office
Terms- $2.00 a Year in Advance.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Maternity Made Easy. SHSFSk!
J J M. D. Sent post
paid lor 25 cents. Oskaloosa, lowa.
FOR SALE.
One business lot. 3*k120, on Main Mreet on
. posit© Herald Block occupied by paint-shop.
; One business lot. 20x60. on Mai~et street, on
t drst alley south of square. Call on
24 T. LEKJHTON.
COKE! COKE!!
For sale at 6 cents per bushel delivere .
Leave orders at office of OasCompany for this
economical fuel for your cook-stoves.
42 I). vv. HUNT. Sec y
A|l|li|||A YEAR. Apentswanted. Bust-'
nh-Xflllllncag legitimate. Particulars free.
VHVWVRdnuJ WOBTHACO .flt Louife.Ua.
A JP PREMIUM WATCH AMI CHAIV-*
with every order. Out
“ * “ lit lree. J. B. li*ylor<l & Co., Chicago, JU.
/ A PHYSIOLOGICAL
View of Marriage!
A Ouide to and
liitiki WaV a' I'••influential Trvatitfe ou the
ot marr.uj.- unit
it: theae
cret* of Reproduction and
Diseases of Women
I "1,1 •lal |TJJ A book tor private, runaui
erate readi ng 2Bu pagea. price
TrTAPRIVATfwDicAL ADVISER!
-m a., d.aonfi rsol a Private Nature arming trom Self
Abuse. Excesses, nr Secret Diseases, with the b.-»t
auratia ofoire, KM arge page*, price 30 ct*.
A CLINICAL LECTURE on the above diseases ard
jho»e ot tli Throat aml Lungs. Catarrh .Rupture, the
Opium Habit,Ac , price 10rta.
Either book sent portpuidon n-eeipt ot price: Or all three
jontamipg SOU pager, brautitullv illustrated, lor 75 rt».
Addreaa DR. BTITTB. No. lUX. Sth St. St. Louis. Mo
AnOOLU rLATKD WATCHF.H. Cheater
Wk «inthe known world. Sample Watch Free to
\D\M-Aoen: i. Address. A.«Cch;lt*b & Co., Chicago.
NO BUSINESS
PATS AS WELL!
At Boring Wells with the Tiffin Well Boring
and Bock Drilling Machine. The Labor ta
all dona by horse power. S2S to sfio per day
aaaily made. Send for Book, Ac., free.
LIVERY.
BASHAW LIVERY
anil
OMNIBUS LINE.
l*i*st of rigs at,reasonable rates; and ’busses to
ail trains.
DOWNING, MtMl 1.1.1 N ,V Co.
FOUNDRY.
W. C. Johnson. Geo. E.Collins.
Johnson & Collins
PROPRIETORS OK
NOVEL!? UN WORKS
Light Casting a Specialty.
All Work Finished or Japanned and made
to give as good Satisfaction a«
Work Manufactured East.
All k intis of stove repairing done.
OSKALOOSA, IOWA
n 4
Sn~Li7iNEirvT
You will always find
at
MRS. J. L. MOORE'S
an elegant assortment <d the late.-t styles in
Millinery and.Ladles’
Furnishing and Fancy
Goods,
At priee> as low as ran he had in town.
Hair Switches
For -ale. and hair work and .'tamping done to
I'wder.
Also agent for the sale of E. Bntteriuk „v Co’-*
fashionable paper patterns for Ladies.
Boms and I.ittle Folk'.
Noi’l li - 10: i— t ( 'ofnerorHqiinre,
First door east of Can* Cooi*er's Hanlware Store.
IS
"drugs."
WILLIAM BEARDSLEY
nru(t (i i st ;
Beacon lowa.
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Paints
Varnishes. Glass, Putty, Dye Stuffs, and Toilet
Goods.
School Books, Stationery.
Notions, Soda Water, Mineral Waters. Cbo*
Cigars, and a smallquantityfof everythin
kept in the Largest Drug Stores.
TERMS being CASH and expenses light, DIS
COUNTS on AVERAGE PR ICES are guaranteed
on all sales. Prescriptions and receipts care
rullv filled at ALL HOURS.
WILLIAM BEARDSLEY,
BEACON • IOWA
RAILROADS,
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific K. R.
Oskaloosa Branch.
Westward. Eastward
Freight. Pass. Pass. Freight
15. 3. 4. 10.
Departure. STATIONS. Arrival.
!t no am 11 05 am Washington. 4 55r.M1l 30rM
i* 40 •* 11 23 •* ..Westchester.. 4 35“ 10 53“
in 2.*. *• 11 45“ Keota 4 15“ 10 15“
loss •• 1 1 5S ** ;.. ..Harper .... 4 Ot) “ it 48 ••
11 4n “ 12 201*34 ..Sigourney. .. 3 40** 9ns *•
12 20PM 12 40 *• Delta ..... 320 ** 832 “
100 “ i 00“ ...Rose 11i11... 258 ** 754 “
2 tsi •• 130 •• ar Oskaloosade *2;p* “ 7on “
745 “ 200 “ dep “ ar 120 ** 635 ••
SOS “ 2 KADMCr • 100“ 637 “
834 “ 2 40“ Olivet 1215* 0 12“
sSB “ 3 00** —Harvey 1230 pm 547 “
0 45pm 3 86pm ar Knoxville ile 12 Oo.m 5 O*.‘PM
•This train arrives in Chieagoat 0:30 a. m.
Trains connect at Grlnnell, both East and West
with trains of the Central lowa line. Also at
Des Moines with Keokuk & lies Moines Road,
for all Western points.
Trains connect at Eldon with trains of the
Keokuk & Des Moines R. R., for all points la
Kansas and Northern Missouri.
Tickets for sale via this road at all principal
ticket offices.
A. M. Smith,
A. Kimball. Gen’l Pass. Agent
Gen’lSupt.
Horace Fisher, Agent. Oskaloosa.
OHEKIFFS SALE.
Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a
special execution directed by me from the office
of the clerk of the circuit court of Mahaska Co.,
lowa, and dated March 25, A. 1). 1878, I have
levied upon and will offer at Sheriff's sale to the
highest bidder for OMh in baud, at the door of
the house in which the last district court was
hold in Oskaloosa, in said county, oil Saturday,
the27th day of April A. D. 1878, at the hour
1:30 o'clock, p. m., the following described real
estate in said county, to-wit:
l.ot No. 18 in the plat of irregular survey of
the se I section 22, tp. 75, north range MS, it being
the same land sold aad oonveyed by Charles Wil
son and wjfe to Sophronia Griffin.
Taken as the property of W. E. Chamberlin
to satisfy the above mentioned execution in
favor of Beacon Building and Loan Association,
and against W. E. Chamberlin, E. J. Uhaml>er
lin. Hattie Weston aud Wm. Loughridge.
MARQUIS BAKU
Sheriff Mahaska Connty, lowa.
ByJ. It, Baer. Deputy. 3**
PUBLIC SALE.
1 will sell at my “Highland Farm,’’ in Adams
township, Mahaska county, on Thursday. April
11, 1878, commencing promptly at 10 o'clock, a.
nt., about
Seventy-Five Cattle,
consisting mosay of Grade Cows, Grade Heirers.
Grade t'aivea ami Steers, ahd two thoroughbred
Short-Horn Bulls; about
t'ittren Horses and Uit«, Five Mule*.
Jnrka and Jennets,
and a large variety of
IFarming Implements.
such as Wagons, Stirrinf Plows, Corn Plows,
Harrows, Corn Planter, Mowing Machine. Sulky
Hay Rake. Harness, and many other articles too
tedious to mention. A credit ot nine months
will lie given on all sums over five dollars, pur
chaser giving note with approved security.
WM. T. SMITH.
W. Wilcox, Auctioneer. SOWS
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