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THE OSKALOOSA HERALD.
Okaloosa. Mahaska County, lowa LEIGHTON, LEE & LEIGHTON Editors and Proprietors. THURSDAY. APRIL 4. 1878 Remember Ballard's locals. Sha* A Luring have many locals. Give l.hcrally for the reading room. N*e the M .T-lutl's notice of dog regis try. See l«»c ih of blank l»ooks at Whitaker A Co's. See what Huber Bros, say about fence wire. What have you don * for the readii g rooms? See S. .1 Dutton A Co’s hatn and eirg locals. 0 Don't let the reading room fail for want of support. E. H. Gibbs returned last Friday from his southern trip. Bead “Cash Grocery Store’’locals about garden truck, etc. Morris L. Leri has some interesting locals, hunt 'em up. The town of Monroe prohibits billiards :iiid similar games. Hog Cholera Antidote— Win. S. Mays tells you all about it. The ladies will be interested in readin g Mrs. J. L. Moore's local. Peach trees in full bloom in this city. We have noticed several. The readiug room enterprise should have vour hearty encouragement. Who kicked the old hat with a brick un iinder it. hardest last Monday? Levi llambleton has several locals of interest to all ladies. Read them . «T. 11. Green Co. have a local on Arti chokes which all hog raisers should read. Jno. N. Irwin was re-elected Mayor of Keokuk, Tuesday, by the handsome ma jority of 791. He member W. T Smith’s sale transpires on next Thursday, in Adams township. Sec his adv. The Oskaloosa lodge of A. O. U. W. is prospering finely. Several additions have h *en made. Mrs. Fred Ehlers is quite ill and has been for sometime. We trust she may soon recover. F. W. McCall last week sold three acres of land in north-east part of town to Win. Cunningham, tor S9OO. Onr friends who desired to furnish us < oalon account will please bring it in soon: our coal house is empty. The Chicago Ribbon Ilcciete is the name of a new paper at Chicago started for t'-mpcrance and —money. The case of Gunsalis vs Cadwallader, from this county, was reversed by the Su preme court Inst Tuesday. Know!ton &. Thatcher sold 40 acres of land for Elijah Anderson to Patrick Me- N illy, for cash in hand. II Howard A Son (not Howard & Son as we had it lust week) have sonic locals elsewhere, offering you bargains. .1. W Johnson, supt. of Knoxville v liools was over last Saturday. He reports everything in good shape at llirt place. Mi—Clara Dudley, who bus be.n at t< iding sci.ool here returned to her home m State Centre lowa, to spend vacation. Mis- Belle Patton, for some time past vl-itiug in Denver, Col., returned home week, having had an excellent visit. <>n the ‘24th, a son of G. W. Billings in tin west part of the city, fractured his leg h 'iow the knee, ny falling from the fence. Our city schools are out for one week, md many of the teachers arc taking much n -eded recreation in visits toother places. Joseph Waller has returned to this city ir in It.-nton-poj t. and will take his usual pi ice in lli • woolen mills of Siebcl & Co. "Mehe! & Co. started their woolen mills la-t Monday. This opens up profitable employment to quite a number of per sons. Mr-. F. M Davenport will address the Reform Club at its next regular meeting, Tuesday evening at the first M. E. church. A. M. Rodgers is putting a beautiful t iling on the room occupied by M. Wil -in Joseph Acomb is doing the wo: k and tloing a gttod job. One of our attorneys received a dispatch from Eddyville saying: “Come down im in -diately and take a case." He went and took a case of April fool. A. J. Parkhurst has recently added a new paling fence on east side of his prem i-e-, which adds “beauty” thereto. Wash ing machines are evidently on the rise. The llluai.d is read in over 1000 homes in Mahaska county. Remember this when you want to advertise your wares, or any thing else you may want to sell or trade. Newell Seer ley, youngest brother of Prof. H. H. Seerly was in attendance at the closing of schools last week, and visit ing. He i- a student at lowa City Uni versity'. Will Glai/.e left last Monday fora per manent residence in Kirkville, Mo., where •ve learn he will go into business. He is ■i man worthy of success. Miss Mima Ford paid her many friends of our city, a flying visit on her return from Ellsworth, Kansas, where she has 'K‘‘ n visiting her sister (Mrs. Pendleton), for the past year. Brief Work —Attorneys having brief printing to do will find the Herald fully prepared to do such work in the best -tyle, and in the shortest possible time. Special attention given toil. E. M Beatty omes to the fore again, thi time with a large a<lv., in which he Tells you of his receipts of new goods. He has a handsome line, and proposes to sell them very low. Call on him. Raldauf Bros, have three advertisements in this week, telling all about what Sam was doing while he was east. There is a mystery about the matter that maybe you e.m solve by reading the adv. Yesterday morning Miss Jennie Mc- Xeilan was so low that she was expected to pass over the river any moment. The family had given up all hopes of her re covery. They have the sympathy of all our citizens. Solomon’s Temple will be illustrated and talked about at Simpson church, Friday night next, by Prof. D. Heagle. The pro fessor conus well recommended and his lecture is highly spoken of. Give him a good house. Our Y. M. L. & L. association have de cided to give no more entertainments this season. Those they have given have been unexceptional in character and they are deserving of great credit for what they have done in that line. We have the letter of “S. It. Johnston,” (he fellow who chooses an anonymous name, to slander decent people over, and now that we know him, we have only to say that if be wants to continue the “sport," he will hear something drop. Recxferatino .—Two of our popular young teachers, MiwCleinmie Perdue and Miss Eva Sellers are spending vacation week at Colfax Springs. We wish them a pleasant week and trust they may re tarn tOj their duties invigorated and benefited. A vital question: Shall Oskaloosa have a reading room? The Standard has taken off part of the dirty shirt it has worn 13 years, as it self says, and donued a new portion. There is still some filth and slime on the ragged edge The little change, however, is an improvement. A Conundrum —Will the Standard or some of its financial wiseacres tell the peo ple why it was there was no money in the city treasury to pay the city orders un der the so-called “Cutts" resolution. Lct’9 hear the truth from you just once. Hon. Geo. It. Wendling will deliver his famous lecture at this place about the 10th of May. We notice the press wher ever he has lectured speak in vers’ high terms of him. The lecture is, we believe, a consideration of Ingersoll’* theory, from a secular view. The cleaning days arc at hand, soon the man of the house will be so crazy as to he incompetent to judge what is the best and before such a lamentable state occurs, you had better go to Beecui.rh Bros., and pick out the wall paper you will need to decorate your rooms with. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Masonic Protective Association last Thursday, D. H. LeSuer was chosen presi dent to fill vacancy caused by death of 11. C. Leighton; and W. P. Hell mgs, secreta ry vice Geo. R. Lee, resigned. Both will fill the positions well and to the interests of the association. Meteorological report of Penn College observatory for the month of March: No. of clear days, 10; No. of cloudy days, 9; greatest rainfall March 10th, 1.13 in.; To tal, 3.13 in.; highest temperature, March 23d, 71 deg.; average, 34 deg.; No. of rainy day 9,8; No of snow storms, 2. The pre vailing winds have been from the north west. Zodiacal lights were visible on the evening of the 23d. As you look the paper over you will of course rest your eyes on the mammoth adv of I. Frankel & Co., with the building picture iu the center and good words :tl around it. We looked in their store a few days since, and found the boys all on the jump cariug for new goods, which were following E. Bach, who bad just returned from the east, where he purchased a full line. Of course you will call on them. Col. John Lofiand last Saturday closed the distillery near town, it having made as much whisky as the proprietor thinks is to his profit. About 130 barrels have been manufactured. Oskaloosa gives its unqualified consent to its remaining closed forever and amen. The closing process is simply the locking up in the bonded warehouse some of the parts of the ma chinery necessary to its operation. This is done by a revenue officer and they can not be procured again without his know ledge. Burdette. —The lecture “Home” was delivered to a small audience last Friday night. We had hoped that a crowded house would greet Bob, but the weather was very unfavorable and many were de tainedon that account. Those who were present were electrified by the beauty, eloquence and wit of the lecture, and were more than pleased. We are glad to add our tribute to that of numerous other papers in praise of Burdette. lowa may well feel proud of him. New "Firm. —Before our uext issue the firm of Mattison & Wray will be iu oper ation. They have purchased a flue line of groceries, provisions, queens ware, glass ware, cutlery, and all the et ceteras usual ly kept in a good grocery house, and will put them in the new room of Mattison Bros., on west High street, where they in vite all to call and see them. The firm is composed of Wm. Mattison and W. H. Wray, who are well known to all Mahaska county people as reliable business men, each having been in business in our city for several years. We wish them well. The Jlatckeye of Sunday last contained the news of the arrival in that city of the remains of Mrs. I. B. Morris, who most of our readers will remember a 9 a former re rident of this city. The family had been residing in Richmond. Indiana, at which place the death occurred. The llawkeye further says: “Mr. Morris is very much broken with the loss of his young wife. He will be especially remembered by the members of the bar, of which lie was for some years a member, before removing with his w ife to Indiana. The notice of the funeral is necessarily short, but the presence of his former acquaintances and associates, will doubtless be full of con solation to him in the presence of his great affliction.” An exchange has the following plain talk. “A large majority of the men that are growing up are of no account. They can’t support themselves. They are re lying upon “father” to take care of them. They would starve if tossed out into the world and compelled to take care of them selves. They are lacking in solf-reliancc, in pluck, in perseverance, in the willing ness to labor at anything to make an hon est living. The trouble is they feel above laboring for a livelihood—and just as long us they have such notions there is no hope for them. Any trade or calling is better than idleness, for idleness, produces worthlessness. It is better to be a shoe maker, a blacksmith, a carpenter, a labor er on the farm, than it is to he a loafer. Domino. —Last Tuesday night “Our Girls,” if you know who they are, gave a grand masquerade ball at the Downing House. We learu that they had a first rate time. About 40 couples were present and participitiite t, besides numerous guests who were lookers on. Some laugh able incidents occurred, and the boys were the fun of the evening—they couldn’t get upstairs with their long cloaks on without falling down, or up. One young doctor chose, as he supposed, a fair partner, and after whispering many sweet words, found that he had been wasting it all on the iron heart of a young lawyer. Some queer choices were made, and a funnier scene conld hardly be imagined than to see a young slim chap swinging a short chub around, under the belief that he was gal lanting some fair lass—alas, how decep tive is the domino. Major Downing do nated his rooms to the company, and en joyed the fun with the rest. Many years ago Oskaloosa had a distil lery. the manufactures of which sent more men down to despair, desolation and death than any one could number. The tramp, tramp, tramp of its votaries was heard all over the land on their downward march; the wail of the orphans, and the woe of the widows made wierd music to the march of the drunkard to his home in the Potter’s field, and the curse of that distillery burned itself as it were into the very vitals of this community, and yet a mau, so-called, claiming to be a leader of men and public opinion; a man who was once authorized to attach the sacred “Rev.” to his name, comes out boldly and applauds the manu facture of the drink of the devil; the drink that scalds men’s souls, and makes them brutes. Praises and encourages its manu facture as a financial benefit to the com munity, of the most satisfactory character. Out upon such doctrine. None but a preach er of the devil, and a lover of darkness and damnation would or could countenance, let alone invite mud encourage such manu facture. Since our city election the report lias gone out that Oskaloosa had a license council, and the Herald has several times corrected the error, and called on its ex changes to recall their items charging the city with so gross a violation of decency, and we are pleased to note (that at last the current of opinion is changing and the town is being correctly reported. The Washington Ornette does a good part by saying: CMkaukma aso PBoaiaiTioN.—lt hat been stated in this city, in the interest of lioense, that our neighboring city of Oskaloosa bad giv en prohibition • fair trial, called it a failure, and at the late election changed their council men to lioense men. This is a mistake, as we learn from a gentleman residing in that city. The point at issue was not prohibition, but greeabaoklsm, a greenback council being elect ed and at the same time all good temperance men. equal to their predecessors A vital question : Shall Oskaloosa have a readiug room? Ouu Educational Column.— Several years ago the Herald began the publica tion of an educational department, the first paper iu the State so far as we know to do so,' though lately many have tol lowed its example and devote a liberal share of spare exclusively to the interests of education. We are frequently told by teacher- and others of their appreciation in this matter, and if the column is giving satisfaction to those whom it is intended to benefit, we ar»* satisfied, though we are cognizant of the fact that from no other de partment of the paper have we received so little direct benefit in the way of subscrip tion. Of this we do not, however, com plain; what we want to say more particu larly is this: This department, being for the benefit of teachers and educators, ev ery one such should make a point of help ing sustain it. All matters of interest to school officers, teachers, patrons or schol ars, should be noticed. Our friends in the country should send.to it all local school items, and make it in educational matters what the local page is in local matters, representative of the whole county. Prof. H. 11. Berkley, superintendent ot the city schools is the editor of this column, and to him should he sent all matters per taining thereto. To make it successful and interesting he should have the hearty co-operation of every teacher in the coun ty More Improvement. —lt has been our pleasure on several occasions to note the improvement- made by the enterprising firm of Siebel & t 0., and we had supposed they had reached Hie ultimatum of addi tions ami improvements, hut yesterday we were invited to look at another. This time the improvement was iu the fiouring mill, and consists of machinery for mak ing flour by what is known as the "“new’ process." Of course we have not the space for&.minute description of the machinery, necessary to do this, nor is it essential that it should be described. The result is what is most desirable. This is substan tially, that wheieas by the old way, a large portionjof the most nutritious part of the wheat was lost in the middlings, and the flour consequently inferior iu quality as well as in the quantity obtained; now, the machinery so separates and disposes of the grain as that all its best qualities are re tained in the flour, which is as a result more nourishing, finer, whiter, and super ior in every respect. The machinery to accomblish this is very expensive, but no expense ever stands in the way of this firm when they think an advance step is re quired. With these additions and those A No. 1 millers J. M. Jones and David Setzer to operate it our people may confi deutly expect, when they order flour of Sicbel & Go., to receive the very best—as g iod as any in the market; provided, of • >urse, that’s the kind you order. They also k ep constantly on hand the best gradesof Minnesota wheat, which by the new pro cess, enables them to compete with any of the foreign brands of fiour. Try a sack and see if we are right. On Tuesday night last the dub was dis appointed in the speaker expected, but Liston McMillen kindly consented to speak, and it is due to him to say he only had a few hours’ not ice iu which to give the sub ject a few thoughts. His remarks were good and to the poiut. On this (Thursday) evening, W. S. Keu worthy will, by special invitation, speak at West Center school house on the sub ject of temperance. Will he on hand with out fail. Sunday evening next, at 7 o’clock, Hon. M. T. Williams and C. P. Cone will be at Beacon, and talk temperance. On Tuesday evening next, Mrs. F. M. Davenport will address the club, at the Ist M. E. church. All are cordially invited to be present. It is the desire of the club that more of our singers turn out and assist in the sing ing. We have plenty of good singers iu the city, and they should all he willing to aid iu making the meetings interesting in this particular, for nothing adds more in terest to an occasion of this kind than good music. Do not wait for some one to call on you at the meeting, but take your place without further invitation. It is the wish that all will assist in this particular, whether in or out of the choir. Eds. Herald. —Marion county has a good average prospect for the coming year. You will remember that her pop ulation numbers among the highest of the state. There is no large city, but two smaller ones, which, with a thriving country population make this a first-class county in many respects. Coal is abun dant and cheap. Great effort has been made to improve the stock of the county, and others have striven to plant orchards and fruit gardens here. Among the latter class may be mentioned lion. James Mathews of Knoxville, who for a quarter of a century has given attention to the fruit subject. He was, sometime ago Professor of Horticulture iu the State Agricultural College at Ames. He has many tine varieties of plum, pear, cherry, etc., which produce excellent fruits. Our city held its annual election on Monday, April 1. The result was a tri umph for temperance and morality. The gentlemen elected are worthy. We did that one thing so commendable, viz: elected a sensible, honest gentleman to the mayorship who was, until recently, in the inebriate ranks. It was Judge J. K. Casey, a man that all respect and desire to help iuto that higher life which he will live. So much for the temperance move. The election was in no way a political contest. The'clcrk’s records for March show that no less than 42 couples were married in Marion during that month. Is there a county in lowa ahead of that? A small boy got up a .first-class fire near town recently, by firing a hay-stack. This stood near five others, which were burned and a sheep shed with them. It was all for fun. The Vemocrat says that the old Demo cratic party will not be tail to anybody’s kite this year, that is, will not hitch on with Greeubackers or any party at a sac rifice of Democratic principles. Gov. Stone is agaiu at home after his winter at the capital. Elder B. W. Johnson of the Record and Evangelist , Oskaloosa, will occupy the pulpit of Elder Blv’s church here for some weeks. Your Educational] Department should have the encouragement of every friend of educat ion for It is n success. We advise those who h ive work to do to em ploy any honest man to do it. There are hard working. honest men in Oskaloosa who never drank to excess or sold whisky, that are unable to get employment and their families cry out for bread.— Oskcdottsa Standrml. The above is eminently proper as to sen timent, but being a “fling” at our article in last week’s Herald— “Do not forget them,” we wish to say that any one with ordinary horse sense would know that the class spoken of by us could not perform all the work that will be done in or around Oskaloosa the coining season were it of fered them, and no one not overcharged with bile and carrying a small ballast of horse commodity above mentioned would lmve put the Standard’* construction up on our article. The Sunday morning Regie says of an Oskaloosian: ‘•Mr. M. G. Carleton, of Oskaloosa, and a gen tleman formerly prominently and popularly identified with our State Journalism la visiting In the city. Mr. Carleton is talking of entering the newspaper business in Dea Moines, by pur chasing the Capital City Record. The gentle man la a journalist of decided and veraatiie ability, accomplished in lltereturo, and very vigorous in mind and mettle. He would be a great acquisition to the guild here in the capi tal city—and If he shall come may be never re gret it, but alwuy And prosperity and content ment.” Elsewhere the same paper says he has bought the paper named, and will soon.start an evening daily. M. G. is a live, energetic newspaper and will do all that man can do to make hit new venture a success. We certainly wish for him all h? hopes to attain. Temperance Meetings. W. 11. Needham, Pres Knoxville Correspondence. Knoxville, lowa, t April 3d, 1878. ) A vital question : Shall Oskaloosa have a reading room? Jefferson Correspondence. Eds. Herald From reading your pa per I see that my constituents seldom con descend to give you items from Jefferson, so I presume you will be greatly flattered if I thus comedown. A good many of us read the Herald wheu we can deadhead it—and many more would like to, but you see It’s hard times. There is nothing strange in us reading Re publican papeisJ(on such terras) for una dulterated Jacksonian Democracy is not damaged by contact with modern things. The fine spring has been a wonder and pleasure to all, but the recent snow was an unpleasant interruption. Most of the spring grain is sown and was put iu in No. 1 order. Fall grain is first rate; fruit bids unusually fair, but late frosts will be apt to catch much of it. Peach, cherry, and other such fruit are beginning to bloom. The winter schools have all closed, and so far as we have heard were very satis factory. The lyceums and our mock legislature have suspended for the summer. The Fairview lyceura will not be likely to re vive agaiu. Its fatal mistake was in ad mitting to discussion “Is single liie more desirable than married life.” We bachelors set out in Bill confidence of our ability to carry the day, of course expecting to bring to our assistance the old maids. You see there is a bachelor at half of the houses and two old maids at the other half, so we make quite a showing when we are collected. We made our debate an excuse to spend a few hours with each of our presumed as sistants, and had it all nhvly arranged, as we thought, but when the : inie for the de< bate came round not an ».ld maid showed her ugly face in the audicuce. We did the best we could, but at every point it be came more evident that we had been be trayed; for they were] prepared to defeat every point we undertook to establish. So we got mad and are still getting more so. We will do all we can against a lyceura that will endorse such work. They can’t foice us into measures that way. It is no wonder we so often hear it said, “it is in deed strange what thi6 world is coming to.” Squire Zanes and Foster] havejglven up farming and devote their entire time to the business of their offices. If every per son connected with these lawsuits would make ten cents out of it the township would soon be very wealthy. We hear with regret, though uot sur prise, of the assignment of another of our largest farmers. It is evident that a farm er cannot carry much ten per cent, paper these times and get through. We hope for better times. Assignments will rapidly follow each other until a dollar in coin or paper represents less property. Respectfully, Dan Bach. Ferry, April 2, 1878. LeightonV Doings. “Take a draw." Spring chickens are ripe. Brush up your front'yards. Be liberal and secure a good minister. House cleaning is now in order, broken heads and broomsticks also. The Molino mills still continue to puff away. Will Price is viewing Jasper county this week. Mrs. John Walton is absent visiting friends at Forest Home, Poweshiek coun ty. Clias. Stoddard is building a new house on his farm 24 miles west of Oskaloosa, size 14x22 one story. Wray and Perdue have finished remov ing their lumber yard. Nothing now re mains but their oflice. This is a branch of business that will be badly missed, and \va do hope when times brighten up to see the business renewed. Mr. Edington is building a new cooper shop 12x16. Daniel Sullivan has put down 300 feet of new walk this spring and planted a nice row of shade trees the entire length of his lots. This example is worthy of imitation. Squire Stoddard sounded rather Hol landish Wednesday. Van Donsler was up for attempt to ‘salt’ and ‘batter’ one Van Degar; about twenty-five other Vans were present as witnesses and spectators, and taking all into consideration it was not a very good day for Vans either. J. W. Walton starts for Chicago the latter part of the week to lay in hi 9 sum mer supply of goods. This time next week, if the weather maintains its present equilibrium, the click, click, of th« corn-planter will be heard in the land. The temperance meeting snowed under Saturday night. Good speakers were in attendance, but the weather was so in clement that the idea of holding a meeting wu» i.baudoned. A clever joke was perpetrated on the public at Craven & Co’s April Ist, (all fools day). A plate of salt and sugar were mixed until the resemblance to the gen uine article was complete, and placed up on the counter as a sample, with a card attached which had marked thereon in plain figures “18 tt» for one dollar.” It was amusing to see a personjdiscover the card and see him draw down his eye brows, scratch the side.of his head slight ly and reach for the wouldbe sugar. In about a second see his countenance change and hear hear him begin to sputter and kerflare, kaw, kaw, boo, boo, sol, sold again. If no one was present he would shy out but when the glass-hearted clerk was present when the fellow] began to kaw-kaw, he would blush clear down to his waistband, and hum and haw about the advance in sugar. Barber & Young are repainting, repair ing their store room, which makes it have a refreshing appearance. The township Trustees met yesterday to equalize the assessment, and levy a road tax for the ensuing year. Their next meeting will be the Ist Monday in October. James Stoops left Saturday for West Liberty, lowa, where he has a position as clerk in a large store. Does the Republican party contemplate political suicide in going before the people upon a platform which demands steady and continued steps towards resumption? Resumption means contraction, and con traction means confiscation to the debtor class. The decline in gold that the gold bulls make a flourish of trumpets over, means in reality an advance upon you and I and every other man who owes a dollar. The resumption act has already added 25 per cent, to every man’s indebtedness and the party that attempts to maintain it in the west to go to the wall and the man that are doing their best to farce the par ty to still continue on to resumption are political murderers and ought to be in dicted as such. The party and man who undertakes the task of upholding a law that robs its own members and their own constituents will be rebuked at the polls this fall and forever after will be known as the miserable stripling minority of the 6th district representing the interest of Wall street as]one|out|of many who are of the same opinion, I say slow up. Rev. Malcolm delivered an able dis course at the Presbyterian church Sunday aud Sunday night. Rev. Button also preached at (same church Sabbath after noon and his sermon was highly spoken of. J. R. Carter, of the firm of Carter, Cra ven & Co., bids a final adieu to this village Wednesday. He has been in the store here over three years, first as clerk and then as member of the firm. His leaving also makes a change in the firm which we will mention next week. Mr. Carter goes from here to Cedar Rapids, where he will start out as traveling agent for the Re volving Scraper Company of Columbus,O. If work and close attention to business will succeed, Jim Is the one for the place, for while in the store Jim’s phiz was al ways visible and always on hand to wait upon customers In his kind obliging way which won him many friends hereabouts. £frll 2, 187$. Km. A vital question : Shall Oskaloosa have a reading room? Profits of Sweet or Evergreen Corn. Eds. Herald :—As I am frequently asked the question, “What are the profits of an acre of sweet corn (the Evergreen variety) to sell to the canning factory,” I take the medium of your excellent paper to say to one and all, that an acre of Stowls’ Ever green corn will pay any farmer that lives within five miles of the]factory much bet ter than any other acre of corn he cau raise. And thesejare the figures I give to sustain my assertions, to-wit: On an acre of ground at 34 feet each way there are 3630 hills of corn; at 4 ears to the hill gives 14,520 ears or 1210 dozen corn. Or by drill the rows 4 feet apart and 2 feet in drill gives 3443 hills at 3 ears to the hill, gives 16,333 ears, or 1361 dozen corn. The 34x3-4 give 1210 dozen, at 24 cents per doz en, $30.23. The 4x2 give 1361 dozen, at 24 cents per dozen, $34, fori the first and second pullings of one acre of sweet corn and the farmer has then left for his stock, hogs, cattle or horses what is better for milk or fattening purposes than any other crop he raises. It has become a fact that is fully understood by many of our best stock men that they can realize more net profit from the green fodder fed to their stock just as it is in suitable condition for canning than any other grain they feed, and my convictions are honestly that a farmer can take oil' of an acre of Ever green corn, well grown, 1000 dozen ears suitable for canning purposes, at 2A cents per dozen, giving $25 for one acre of corn, and then have feed enough left, if properly utilized by immediately feeding, to pay for all the labor of growing and harvesting the crop. Stowls’ Evergreen corn, it grown on good ground and well cultivated, will most ly grow two ears to the stalk. It is great to sucker, and the suckers bear small nub bins, which are good for feed, and the stalks and blades all contain a large amount of saccharine or sugar matter which is val uable for fattening purposes. J. H. Green & Co. can furnish the seed at the rate of from $3 to $4 per bushel. One bushel will plant 6 acres. Farmers if you could realize slsper aeie above the expeuce of producing the crop, it is better farming than you have done iu the past six years. A. Kemble. Beacon Items. Eds. Herald Last Friday closed the winter term of Beacon schools, aud the evening was the occasion of a pleasant en tertainment by class “A,” of Prof. Bell’s room. The exercises consisted of music, orations, essays, &c., and the talent dis played showed Beacon schools to be the peer of any in the county. Among those deserving of special mention were Lottie Davis, Becca McCord, Annie Shoemaker, Bridget Sullivan, J. P. McMurray, How ard McKinney, and S. A. Williams, who all performed their parts remarkably well. Miss S. A. Williams sang the solo to piece entitled “Remember the Poor,” Which she rendered with great feeling aud earnestness, and show’ed the remarkable ability she possessed as a singer. She is truly a musical prodigy and one whom we have long since learned to regard with pride. Mr. JeukinD. Reese and Estella Davis added greatly to the occasion, by -the as sistance they rendered ihe glee club. Al ter the close of the exercises by the class, Prof. Bell addressed them very appropri ately in reference to the difficulties those would have to encounter who were about to cross the threshold into the field o life, and of the necessity of being possess with a great deal of moral courage and power to overcome them; also of the fear fhl results of a lack of this moral courage as shown by the acts of many of the public men of our day, &c. His remarks to the board, patrons and school were all timely and good, and were received by all with marked interest and attention. Prof. Bell came into our midst some 6 months ago, an entire stranger, and many did not look upon him with very marked favor; were rather inclined to think him a mau of very ordinary ability and that the task he had undertaken would be more than he could discharge, but we have long since learned our error, and no man is held in warmer esteem by the pupils and pa trons of Beacon school than Is Mr. Bell. We are sorry to lose him from our midst, but we hope and are confident that there is yet a bright future in store for him. To any school that is wanting a first class teacher, scholar and gentleman we would recommend to them Prof. H. J. Bell. As the meeting was about to close, H. McKinney stepped forward and said: “Mr Bell, kind teacher, we, the members of A and B classes of Beacon high school, deep ly regretting your departure from among us, desire your acceptance of these tokens as a testimony of our respect and affection for you as a teacher and gentleman.” The presents consisted of a fine autograph kook, gold peu and bolder. Beacon trade is very fair considering the stringency of the times. J. J. Phillips has gone east to lay iu goods. L. S. Brock will move to-morrow into his new house erected on the site of the one burned six weeks ago. Win. Jenkins, one of our citizens, was buried this afternoon. He leaves a wife and six children. Beacon base ball club has just been or ganized for the season, and are open for a challenge from any of the surrounding clubs. In Reply to our article on special premiums in last week’s Herald Mr. E. Ketner, comes forward and offers the following, which should be promptly tilled out, and we think will be. Those wishing to sign with Mr. Ketner in this matter can do so by calling at this office and when the list is complete we will pub lish it. This is a start in the right direc tion, and we hope to hear from others offering similar premiums: Beacon, lowa, March bO, 1878. Eds. Herald. —1 will be one of ten or twenty persons to get up a premium of SSO or SIOO at $5 each, for the best two acres of corn raised in Mahaska county, this year—get up something worth work ing for. Eli Ketner. Here’s Another from the pen of a man who has the sacred ‘‘Rev.’’ attached to his name; one who professes to be a Chris tian and worker in the cause of God and humanity, but sneers at everything good, and applauds and upholds the (elements that stimulate vice and crime. •“The showing of revenue from Mr. Hoover’s bonded warehouse of the movement of a few barrels of whisky, ought to convince auy but wooden men that any statements we have ever made aa to the financial benefits to a communi ty arising from such manufacture is of the most satisfactory character.’’ — Putter’s Standard. Wonder if he asks a special blessing for Mr. Hoover and his laudable (?) manufac tory, in his morning devotions. The Mt. Pleasant Free Press says. ‘‘Prof. Kemble and family left for Oskalo osa on last Saturday. We all regret to lose them from our midst. Prof. Kemble's health has been such for some time past, that he has at last yielded to the advice of his physician to spend the summer on a farm. He hopes to get at his chosen work again next fall. His many friends here and elsewhere heartily join in wishing him aspeedy and complete recovery.” W. S. Kenworthy was invited and ac cepted an invitation to speak at Keota, Keokuk county, last Friday night, and at Pella last Monday night. Good meetings were had and we understand much good was done. Mr. K. has been Invited to speak to the prisoners at Fort Madison Sunday afternoon, and has accepted; has also accepted an invitation to speak at Stuart, lowa, on Tuesday evening next. Attention Sir Knights. There will be work in the Asylum of De Payen’s Commandery, next Friday evening, April sth, 1878, in the K. T. Or der. Bir Knights from Marshalltown will be present and do the work. By order of C. H. Phelps, E. C. 0.0. G. Phillips, Recorder. The Otkaloosa Relief Association will meet in the room over C. T. Willard’s store, Friday, April sth, at 8:30 p. in. Joe. B. Williams, Sec. Eds. II euald.— Sure enough March “came in like a lamb and went out like a —sheep.” All fool’s day was duly observed here. “The beautiful snow” has left us, and in its place comes mud which seemeth to stick closer than a brother. Old Chequaqua is on a right royal old bender. The dog fennel will soon be large enough to appease the hunger of the poor bovine family. Trot out yow tishing tackle and repair to the waters of the famous old “Skunk,” cast your net therein and pull < ut a load of—mud. Some of the gold coin which has been hoarded for years here,is now being circul ated. The premium it is worth does not justify ones keeping it any longer as a family heir loom. Spit swapping parties will be succeeded here by the little game of Authors (?). Now is the time the busy farmer under takes to scour his rusty plow on the high way. And now would be the proper time to admisister a little tine which would probably learn him to keep his plows un der shelter or else find another place be sides the roads for scouring purposes. Nearly two car loads of hogs were sold here last week. All interested will please meet at the grave yard, next Saturday, for the purpose of clearing it of brush, rubbish, etc. Two sons of Richard Yeonaus, Darius and William aged about 15 and 12 years tespectively, came very near losing their lives the other day while attempting to cross Skunk river in a canoe. The boys had overloaded the canoe with trees for transplanting purposes, and when near the middle of the stream upset. The larger of the boys happened to be a good swimmer and by hard work he succeeded in reaching the shore with his brother. The canoe and contents were lost. It was a narrow escape and doubtless presence of mind on the part of the older boy saved their lives. Let this be a warning boys, to be more careful next time. “You may kiss meat the Kate,” she said. But just after the poor boy had tossed back the lappel of his overcoat; pulled off his gloves, tumbled to one side his old cap, yanked down his vest, smoothed down the down on his upper lip, relieved his aching mouth of anickle’s worth of sweet navy, and had thrown himself in a proper attitude'and with arms extended like a Sandwich windmill, the old man yelled, Nancy Freelove! And the sound that would have resembled a dynamite explosion was indefinitely post poned. Our library association has “gone wheie the woodbind twinetb," we guess. The board of trustees held their meeting yesterday and ascertained that our town ship was able to pav forty cents on the dollar for its outstanding orders at the present time, balance inf October. Fremont, April 2d, 1878. The Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Col.) of March 24, 1878, says: ••The many friends of Lucia A. Cassidav will learn with regret of hei death which occurred in this city yesterday afternoon. Some weeks ngo Mrs. Cassiday swallowed a small bone which lodged in her threat, and afterwards trained an uccess to her luugs, and. despite the unremit ting attention of physicians and friends, caused her death yesterday. The deceased was a na tive of Stark county, Ohio, and came to Colo rado in 1861, where she has resided with her family ever since. She was a most estimable lady. The remains will be buried from the family residence this aftern<>on at 3 o’clock.” To Ellis Prine and wife, MarchSl, a ten pound boy. John Fall to Ella Doring. Newton Cox to Amanda E. Likes. Nathau Cox to Amatida M. Heaves. Wm. M. Flanders to Marcella A. Wilson. Erie Graham to Ellen V. Gott. Theophllus White to Anna L. Roberts. Myson A. Brigham to Tabitha A. Barns. Bcnj. Sharpless to Hannah M. Kirk. Wm. P. Hiatt to Media Nordyke. W. Neal Smith to Rosetta A. Simmons. John Frazier to Sarah Bass, Wm. Totman to Mrs. Adeline I'nderwond. J. Wesley Jackson to Julia Aun Wolf. Howard Carter to Mrs. Sarah A. Perry. James 11. Funk to Mrs. Eliza A. Baker. Jeremiah Butler to Anna M. Short. Charles T. Brooks to lowa A. Biggs Thomas C. Young to Debbie A. Wilson. Michael M. Sullivan to Claraminza L. Smith Isaac Wilson to Mrs. Emily J. Welker. Solomon H. Joy to Sarah A. Dunwoody. Wm. Z. Barger to Josie Ashley. Charles B. West to Maranda Dusenberry. James J. Wilson to Ruth Page. L. M. Southwiek to Mrs Ellen Shigley. VlTTL’M.—Susan E. Vittum died Friday eve, March 2U, in the24th year of her age. She was born in Sandwich. N. H., and with her parents came to this country in IS6O. In 1576 she united with the Congregational church, the Rev. Hebard, pastor. These few words tell the history of a life as we sometimes view life marking the force of events—but no tongue or pen can reveal all the history of any life. The subject of this sketch was so uuie. and re tiring in her disposition, that few may have ever known her; but there are circles in which such move, that feel deeply the absence of their presence. No life is in vain. No life without its powers. A family with all the tender feel ings and bright hopes are made to feel the fail of one so much loved. Her death, though un expected, does not find her friends without a reasonable hope of all the comforts that Christ ianity brings to the believing soul. It is well—“ The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Mrs. J. L. Moore has been in Chicago the past two weeks, carefully studying the styles, and selecting an elegant stock of millinery and ladies’ fancy goods. She will be back the latter part of this week and invites the ladies to ca'l and examine them. Mrs. Moore is happy to inform her friends and customers, that she will again be assisted by Miss Lou Padgett, the popular and competent milliner from Chicago, who has been with her many years. Occasionally. of the flrtn of Kendig, Weaver & Johnson, is a practical gardener, and will supply the store with the best and earliest Plants and Vegetables, fresh every morning, and can give valuable information in regard to gardening to those who wish it. Cabbage plants now on sale. Carpets, oil cloths, mattings, window •hades and fixtures, rugs, Ottomans, &c., as large and fine a line at as low prices as can be found in this or any other State, at L. Hambleton’s, four doors east of the postoflice. 31 w 2 A black-and-tan terrier answering to the name of "Yank,” with name on collar. A liberal reward will be paid for his return. W. H. Needham, Jr. CANNED GOODS and DRIED FRUITS. They have a full stock and will sell as low as the lowest. BRAZILIAN ARTICHOKES, Preventive of Hog Cholera. For sale at Agricultural Warehouse. w 2 J. H. Green & Co. BEECHLER BKOS. carry the largest and best selected stock of WALL PAPER there is in the city. Call and examine 31 made of blank books at Whitaker & Co's. The largest and best stock in town. 31 You can now buy more GROCERIES for one dollar at my store than any other place in Oskaloosa. Mind what I tell you, I mean business and I propose to fight it out on this line A if it takes all summer. I dont want any one to ask me for CREDIT as lam selling on too close a margin to afford it—Special inducements on QUEENSWARE and GLASSWARE. Please call in and see me. 31 D. H. BALLARD. OHIO MAPLE SUGAR, new Mid strictly pure at SHAW A LOBING’S. I’edar Correspondence. CensiiM. March Matings. Died. 11. P. WEAVER, STRAYED or STOLEN. GO TO SHAW & LORING’S and buy your A SPECIALTY SPREAD THE NEWS. Be sure you call on BEECHLER BROS, for guaranteed satisfaction in WALL PAPER. V.g; Add to your family's comfort on well as pleasure by buying a new carpet this spring at L. Ilambletou’s Exclusive Carpet Store. BLANK BOOKS, all kinds at WHITAKER & CO'S. BEECHLER BROS. carry the largest and best selected stock of WALL PAPER theie is in the city. Call and examine. 31 The Exclusive Carpet Store is receiving and will receive within the next few weeks all the novelties in patterns aud designs for the coming season. Just received, the finest lot of FRESH CRACKERS in the city, at 31 SHAW & LORINO S. White Wash Brushes from 20 cents to $5 00 at 11. L. Biuggs A Co’s drug store. 31 THE CASH GROCERY is now offering extra inducements in the price aud quality of their goods, and can not fail to please the most fastidious. Call and see. 31 BEECHLER BROS. carry the largest and best selected stock WALL PAPER there is in the city, ('all and examine. 31 TWO HOUSES FOR RENT, by 30w2 Wn. Burnside. HEDGE PLANTS. Hedge Plants for sale at the Agricultural Warehouse by the thousand or million at 30w4 J. H. GREEN & CO’S. For Paints, Oils and Varnishes, go to 11. L. Briggs & Co s drug store. All kinds of goads in our line at BED ROCK prices for CASH at Mhrf 11. HOWARD & SON. BEECHLER BROS. carry ihe largest and best selected stock of WALL PAPER there is in the city. Call and examine. (IRANGES, LEMONS andJCRAN BER RIES, a fresh supply at 30w2 H. HOWARD & SON FOR SALE. Two acres of desirable ground near city limits. Cheap and on easy terns. Enquire of 10 BYRON V. SERVERS. For a Choice Cigar, go to H L. Briogs & Co’s drug store. The best quality of Barb Fence Wire ev er brought Into this market can be found at N. J. Smith & Co’s. Call and see it. WANTED’ To exchange unimproved land in Mahas ka county, or town property in Oskaloosu, for horses, cattle and good notes. 30w4 Wm. Burnside, j Be sure and call on BEECHLER &BRO for guaranteed satisfaction in WALL PAPER. Kl—Yl—Ki—YL The law for dog registry is in force. All registries expired April 1, 1878. Remem ber to renew', or down comes your dog. This means business. John Ream. City Marshal. Tne best quality of Barb Fence Wire ev er brought into this market can be found at X. J. Smith & Oo’s. Call and see it. Splendid line of PAINT BRUSHES, sold very low. at H. L. Bhiggs A Co’s drug store. C. D. n. Having takeu ail vantage of the depres sion of the eastern market, I have pur chased the largest stock of Clothing that has ever been my pljhsure to offer to the people of this county. These goods I bought for cash, and propose to sell for the same at prices that cannot be equaled by any other institution in the county Do not fail to call and see for yourself and be convinced of the above facts. Go and see those new goods just re ceived by I. C. Green & Son. 29 Be sure and call on BEBCHLER& BRO. for guaranteed satisfaction in WALL PAPER. We now have in stock the largest line anil greatest variety of men’s plow shoes we have ever bought, and the prices ar low’ enough for any one. 29 All Linen bosom Shirts well made and warranted to tit, for one dollar, at'Morris L. Levi’s. Be sure and call on BEECHLER & BRO. for guaranteed satisfaction in WALL PAPER. Who would go hungry when they can get ham and eggs so cheap at S. J.‘ Dut ton & Co’s. but the solid truth, that I will sell you a good, respectable and splendid weariug suit of clothing, heavy weight and lined throughout for a live dollar greenback, or five Mexicun dollars, or five of our new daddy dollars. Call and take a look at them. Morris L. Lkvi. Yhe fleet Wall Paper at 31 BEECIILERS. BUSINESS! BUSINESS!! Down they come. This is no BIX) W but solid TRUTH. My stock of Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats and Cap 9, U the largest iu Central lowa and I pro pose to offer them to the general public at Prices that will sell them. Do not fail to call and examine my goods and prices before purchasing. 30 The Beet Wall Paper at BEECHLER’S Go to I. C. GREEN & SON ami you will agree with us that it is of no use to look Airther for anything in the Dont fail to call on I. C. GREEN & SON, and see their new goods. They have all the latest style shoes for Ladies, Misses The best quality of Barb Fence Wire ev er brought into this market can be found at N. J. Smith &. Co’s. Call and see it. See the latest cut Plow Shoe now for sale by I. C. GREEN & SON. ALL HOG BREEDERS should try CAM RON’S CHAMPION HOG CHOLE RA COMPOUND, it has been THOROUGHLY TESTED, and is a REMEDY, not a humbug. For sale at Will Mays’. 31w3 NEW MAPLE SYRUP at S. J. Dutton & Co’s. that wo have all kinds of SEEDS at re duced prices; also all kinds of Seed Pota toes very cheap. 30 S. J. Dutton & Co. All applications, for money will be promptly filled since the silver bill has passed. Loans of S2OO and upwards on farms for two, three, four or five years time. Office on west side of square. 27tf W.B.BTURGUS. ALLISON & CO., of Lone Tree, lowa, will stand one or more of their Imported Scotch Clydesdale Stallions in this city, at the Bashaw Liv ery on or about the Ist of April. 20w3pd Jamks Allison. have money to loan on City or Farm property. O. C. G. Phillips. 45tf Morris L. Lkvi, Southwest corner Square. I. C. Green & Sox. ASTONISHING! MORRIS L. LEVI boot and shoe line. LADIES, aud Children. DON’T FORGET MONEY. 1 have several head of horses, some buggies and other personal property, which I will dispose of on easy terms or will trade for real property. J. E. Hkthkri no ton LAUNDRY. Washing and Ironing done on short notice and reasonable terms. I am the only one inthe city that uses the celebrate ! CHINESE POLISH. No. 222, North Street, second house west of jail on corner. 27 Eliza Warren. Oskaloo-a Markets. Owick or Oskaloosa Wkkki.yHkkai.d. Oskaloosa, lowa, April 3. 2T ’7B. Grain-* t _ Wheat—milling per mi SCXIJ9O ** Shippers, •* ** Tfsijsti Oats—White •• ** 18 ** -Mixed “ “ 17 Corn— *• “ -25 Kye— “ •* 35 Barley- *• *• 204^5 Timothy Seed- •* *• ftOal id Clover Seed- •* ** 500af oo Stock. Cattle—Butcher's stock, t>est perewt 2 (XJtC. 50 ** —Shipping “ “ 2 50a!> 25 Hogs— *• “ “ 3 00@.‘i 15 Sheep - “ *• 1 50ai no „ Hides< Furs and Wool. Hides—Green.., per tb Sets “ —Dry ** ** 10al2“ Sheep Pelts— each 25 to l 00 Wool—fleece washed per lb 30*36 “ tub washed 35af0 *• unwashed •• " tttfi Produce, Vegetables and Fruit* BOOS— perdoz. 5t08J4 Butter— *• tt> 15 Cheese— •• lb 15 Potatoes— per bo SO Onions— ** 50a«0 Apples- ** "I 500175 Flour, Feed. Etc. Flour-Best Minnesota brands, ewt 300QU 70 Best Kansas brands.... ** " 4 00 “ Mahaska co. new wheat “ “2 25ad 40 Graham Flour 3 00 Corn Meal— ** Uu 50 Chopped Feed Ta®! 00 Chicago General Market. Chicago, April 2. WHEAT—More active, unsettled and higher; No. 1, 114@1 14}, closed 114; No. 2 gilt edge, 1 13(31 13}, closed 1 13$; regu lar, 1 10}@2 1 Df, closed 1 11|@1 111 cash or April; 1 12<3l 14, closed 113} May, No. 1 Minnesota, 119. CORN—Active, strong and higher; new mixed and new high mixed, 39}@40, clos ed 395: No. 2,425@42}, closed 42$ cash; 42}@425, closed 42$ April; 43j@445, c ob ed44 May;43§@44, closed 14 bid June re jected 36(3365. OATS—DuII, firmer; No 2, 23}(a23$ cash. 23}@235, closed 23$ April; 261(3275, closed 27$ May. RYE—Fair demand; higher; No. 2, 59. BARLEY—46 April; 50$ May. PORK—Moderately active, and a shade lower; 9 35 cash; 9 325(3935 April; 9 45 (3 9 47$ May; 9 60(39 62$ June. LARD—Moderate demand and lower; 7 17$ cash or April; 7 25(37 27$ May ; 7 23$ @7 35 June. BULK MEATS—Boxed shoulders, 3s; short cleat, sf;short rib, 5. BUTTER—Better demand for choice creamery aud dairy No. 1: fancy creamery 32(335; choice do, 28@;>0; fancy dairy, 24 @26; extra do, 21@23. EGGS —In fair demand at B@Bs, with prospects that the price will go lower. Chicago Live Stock Market. Chicago, April 2. HOGS Receipts, 12,100; shipments 3,730; mixed rough firm at 3 40a3 CO; light, fair to good, 3 40a3 505 choice, 3 55a3 65. CATTLE—Receipts, 3,050; shipments, 2,000; fair to good rough steers, 3 85a4 25; medium to good, 4 30a4 50; extra to fancy, 4 75a'» 00. SHEEP —Receipts, l,o5o; common to fair at 4 ooa4 25; good to fancy, 4 soai 80. FOR SALE, LOST, WANTED, Advertisements under tliis head at 5 cent 6 per line. No insertion for less than 25 cents. IOST.— A sleeve button withfgamet set. The 2 tinder will oblige by leaving at this or tiie telegraph office. mo LR. At Indianapolis. lowa, a good dwelling and store room. A good opening for some live mer chant. Apply to Dr. A. Hunks, Indianapolis, lowa, or Herald office. 22 FOR SALE. FOU SALE.—I GO acres of good land in Mon roe Tp., Mahaska county. Enquire at this office. 29 T7KIR.SALKOR TRADE.—A house and lot in J? south-west Oskaloosa, for sale or trade for farm land. House new, lias 8 rooms, and No. 1 cellar. Enquire of Martin Bacon, Oskaloosa or at this ofhee. 28n»3pd FOR SALE CHEAP.—Two Dwelling Houses situated in North-east part of city on Gospel Ridge. One witli 6 rooms and oeMar, the other new with 8 rooms and cellar. n 8 C. H. Pheli*S. IrtOß SALE.—The Beacon Hotel. 84x38,2 t tories 1 with (rood stone basement 28x88. Good ceßar 16x21. The only hotel in the town. Here is a chance for some LIVE man to make mon ey. Term part trash, balance on lona time. Enquire of M. C. Ruby at K. & D. depot. Bea con. lowa. n FOR SALE OU EXCHANGE—a No. I close top carriage, (rood as new. Will be sold Cheap, or trade for a Rood Horse or a I’air of Horses and pay Cash difference. Call at Ba shaw Livery. R. G. FORGRAVE. 52 FOR SALK.—One new tire proof safe, latest style. Will sell for less than first cost. 43 C. H. I’HtLPS. tiTARM FOR SALE.—' will sell my farm, of ' !20 acres, two mi • north-west of Oska loosa. Good frame house. 24x24, story and a halt, good stable, good water, young orchard in bearing Will sell on good terms. 50 WM. KEMPER. OR STOLEN. Two calves from the residence of the under signed. Description: One is a steer calf, red. with a few white spots, and underbit mark in right ear. The other a heifer, dark cherry red, with no white marks. Each are last spring's calves. A suitable reward will oe given for their return or any information leading to their recoverv. I.eave'ivord at this office or with H. P. MAKTIN', Oskaloosa, lowa. CASSIMERES, New stock, very fine, for Men’s and Boys’ wear, at M. WILSON’S. AGENTS “TELL IT ALL.” Is the startling exprrlnirr ami true history of womans life in polygamy, by the wife of a Mormon High-Priest. This t>ook contains the Life, TRIAL. Conviction, CONFESSION and Execution, of the Mormon Bishop, JOHN 1». LEE. It contains also, the “True Story ol Eliza Ann,” BRIGHAM VOCNG'S l»th Wife, splendidly Illustrated. Only $3.00. .4 rare chance fur Aoentg. Sells on Sight. Write at once for terms and circulars, J. H. CHAMBER* & CO., St. Louis. Mo. MEN'S HATS, New and beautiful assortment at M. WILSON’S. AGENTS wanted to sell a new and interesting Life of Pope Pius IX. The most popular book ever published. It Is highly recommended by both clergy and Press, and contains not only tne LIFE and DEATH of POPE Plt T S IX. but also of POPE LEO XIII. handsomely illustrated. Territory free. Write at once for terms to Anchor Public hinfi Co., tiltf :W5 Locust street , St. Louis, Mo. READY MADE CLOTHING, Large stock. All kinds and grades at M. WILSON'S. AUCTIONEER. Tlie undersignsd announce* to the public that he offers his services to Mahuska an<l ami ad joining counties as Auctioneer. Office with O. C. G. Phillips, Oskaloosa, lowa. 2*m3ptl E. D. Strattoh. Spring Overcoats, Call and see thorn at M. Wilson’s. Boarders Wanted. Mrs. J. N. Cooper wants two good boarders. Good boarding (riven at reasonable rates. Call at hor residence, two blocks south a id one east of the square. 30W3 Scotch Casslmere Suits Blue Flannel Suits, For men and Boys at Iff. WIIaSONT’S. 30 WOOD WANTED. too Cords of good seasoned sbellbark Hickory, Oak and Hackberry wood wanted ut the Wood Yard, Oakaloasa. Also about 10 oorda of dry, soft wood. For,which I will pay CASH on delivery • Mini .IOHHIN. WHICH!! The Best is the Cheapest! High Class Poultry consisting ef Buff Cochins and Dark Brahmas selected from the best importer stock. Ecc* for HatoOUac. MILLINERY DEPARTMENT, We have just open ed n Large Line of Street Hats, and Chil dren alid Missus’ School Hats, also Lria Flowers, Ornaments, and Piece Goods. Paldai f Pros. P. S. Miss Horne, our popular last fall's Milliner, will he lan e next Tuesday to asm in take charge of our Trimming Room. SPRING-Is7B. CARPETS!! CARPETS!! BALDAUF BEOS. Have during the past week opened choice patterns of Ta pestries. ply and two ply Ingrains and a full line of Cotton Warp Car pets. Wo advise our friends coni em plating tin* purchase of( ’arpets to buy NOW as the stock is fresh and the prices NEVER were as low as they are this season Give us a “Look" before purchasing. RALDAUF BROS. DRY GOODS! We Announce our SPRINC STOCK STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS. At no lime durinp our residence here has our stock been so re, leto with CHOICE GOODS in every department. We offer SPECIAL BARGAINS BLACK COLORED DRESS SILKS and display a line ot FANCY SfRIPED SUMMER SILKS, Beautiful in variety And Challenge Compari- son of Prices with CHICAGO New York HOUSES. We Shall Advertise SPECIAL NOVELTIES Fronr week to week, and ask in the Full Examination of Our Stock. BAULDAUF BROS. AND OR moantime a HIDES! SIDES!! SIDES!!! I will pay GASH for any amount of Hide?, Putts, Tallow and Rags delivered at my Agricultural Warehouse on West High Street. Oskaloosa. lowa. Mmi Wm. NAHH. W. M. WELLS, CATARRH, Throat and Lung Physician. AND SPECIALIST FOR CHRONIC DISEASES GEN ERALLY. Office in Phrenix Block, South side public square, over Abraham & McKinley’s store. All who are affiicted arc invited to call for a FREE CONSULTATION. I will not undertake a case unless I feel satisfied that I can give re lief. Having made Chronic Diseases a special study for 2u years and having practiced more or less during that time, and can give reliable ref erence as there are to be had as to what I have done. Those who cannot call r personal>y can consult by letter. t3l John W. Woody. W. P. Helling?, Attorney. WOODY k SELLINGS, Abstracters of Titles, Real Estate and Insurance Agents, Oskaloosa, lowa. HONEY TO LOAN. Wc buv and sell real estate on commission, pay taxes, and take care of property of non residents, make collections, negotiate loans, make investments, collect rents, furnish ab stracts of title, having a complete set of ab straets of title to all the land and town lots of Mahaska County, give information and trans act a general land agency business. Correspon dence solicited, and charges reasonable. Apply to or address Woody &Hellings, Office in old Savings Hank, Oskaloosa. lows 30 D. W. LORING T« now receiving New Goods OFFERS TO THE CASH TRADE at price* Never so LOw. Inspection Solicited. s.vLE Notice is herein gi\en that by virtue of a i.cii eral execution directed to me'from the office of the circuit court of Mahaska county, lowa, aud dated February 15. A 0.1878,1 have le.ied upon and will otter ui Sheriff's .-ale to the highest Mil der for cash in hand, at the door of the house in which the last district court was held, in Oska loosa. in said county, on Saturday, the 27th da\ of April. A. I>. 1878, at the luiur of 2 o'clock, p. m.. the following described real estate, to-wit: West : s of lot No. two (2) in out lot No. two(2 Byers’ subdivision to west Oskaloosa. lowa. Taken as the property ol Joseph Stroud and Mary Stroud to satisfy the above mentioned ex ecution in fayorof KiceA Hineslcv, and again*! Joseph Stroud and Marv Stroud. MAKgris lIAItK. '•heriff Mahaska countv. lowa, ft by J. R. Baer, deputy. QBDUFTB SALE Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a gen eral execution directed to me from the office ot the clerk of the district court of Monroe count v lowa, and dated March 22, A. I>. is7s, j have levied upon and will offer at Sheriff's sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the door ot the house in which Ihe last district court was heht in Oskaloosa, in said countv, on Saturday the 4th day of May. A. I>. 1878. at the hour*of:; o’clock p. m., the followingdescribf d real e.tatr in Mahaska county,to-wit: All the right title interest and claim whatso ever or Mrs. Mary A. Long, in and to the north half and the south-east quarter of the north west quarter of section -- township 74 north ot range 17 west. Taken as the property of Mm. Mary A. lams to satisfy the above mention«>d execution in fa vor of B. E. Elbert, Cashier of Ist National Bank of Albia. lowa, and against Nel-on Com* and Mrs. Mary A. Long. MAKQITS BARR, sheriff Mahaska county lowa. •»1 By J. K. Rakr. deputy. SHERIFF’S SALE. "" Notice is hereby given that hv virtue of a special execution directed to ‘me from the office of the clerk of the circuit court of Mahas ka county. lowa, ami dated March 25. A. d Is<B, I have levied upon and will offer at Sher iff's sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the door of the house in which the last dis trict court was held in Oskaloosa. in said coun ty, on Saturday, the 4th day of May, A L> 1878, ai the hour of 2:80 o'clock, p. rn„ the fol lowing described real estate in said countv to wit: The south ten acres or the south half of the south-east quarter of section thirty-six, town ship seventy-five, north range sixt >en west de scribed aa follows: Commencing at the south east corner of section 3*i running thunce north tit) rods, thenoe west 160 rods, thence south 60 rod thence oast 160 rods to place of beginning. Taken as the property of Josiah Emmons and ('yrenius Emmons to satisfy the above uientiou tlonod execution in favor of Alexander Mcßride and against Josiah Emmons and C Trent us Em mons. Marquis Hark. Mahusha county, lowa J. R. Bark, Deputy. sale Notice is hereby giveu that l»v virtue of a special execution directed to ine front the office of the clerk of the circuit court of Mahaska county. io\va„an<l dated March 33tb. A. 1» 1878,1 have levied upon and will offer at Sher iff’s sale to the lushest bidder for cash in hand at the door of the house in which the last district court was held in Oskaloosa, in said couutv on Saturday the tth day or May, A. [) is;# the hour of 1 ::»i o’clock, p. in., the followinirde scribid real estate in >a id county, to-wit- Lot No. nine 0*) in block No. ‘two *in the town of Leighton. Taken as the property of .lames K. Johnson to satisfy the above mentioned execution in favor of W.J. Heaves and against .uln” K Johnson. MAHQUIS BAH It V. I U I, vOO r£ horiir Co. lowa, by .1. K. B A LB, Dop. SALE. Notice is hereby given. that b* virtue of a special execution directed to me from the office of the clerk of the circuit court of Mahaska county. lowa, and dated March \ j> H7S, I have let led upon and will offer at Sher iff's sale to the highest bidder for mah in hand at the door of the house in which the last dis trict court was held in Oskaloosa. in said countv on Saturday ihe tth day of May. A. D. 1878. at the hour of 3JO o clock, p. m., the following described real estate in said county, to-wit la* three t-Ht Drake's subdivision of Normal school lot. Oskaloosa. lowa. ,UHI Taken ns the property of B. Block to vttisl v mentioned execution in favor Jfi. U . AN niton and against B. Block. <i ts Bakk, Sheriff Mahaska Co.. lowa. J. K. £abh. Deputy. OF INCOKPORATION. Amended articles of furorf oration of the Excelsior font (ompony. At a meet iur held in Oskaloota, lowa March 18th. 1878, by written consent .»f stockholders of the Kxwlsior Coal company the follow jrKwS; "' orP ° r were * mended to reSd AKTICLK Hi Ihe capital stock of this romiinnv shall ~ limited to thirty thousand dolla« P W dividedinto shares ol one hundred dollars each SSHwtfrr.ii "* «?Sst!Bu sss txoeeu out -thud the amount of capital stock. iiru-Lt x. . 1 his corporation shall have the option to nnr chase any stock of said company at same prke for nintey day* alter the same a offered tor **iv information of said option shall be at oner be then to the board of directors. No nermon shall hold the office of director m coal com pany unless he is a ‘bonaAde" owmiftftK shares of saul stock. No person shall be ad tree tor iu said board, who is a director or officer in W other coal company in lotra. 2 ® w 4 **• C. Rockwsll. Secretary. % « o - 1,