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Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, lowa.
K4iu>rs and Proprietors.
Locals <<f Gifford about—.
Swedish l.ady Quartette April 24.
-itv uoti :e of tire proof safe for sale.
E. H. Gibbs has adv of money to loan.
See it.
Sheriff Barr is spring a big count for
the April term.
District court sets next Monday. 250
cases are on the docket.
llenry Briggs & Co. de9ire the attention
of readers to their locals.
T. F.. Mendenhall brought us an old coin
for our cabinet. Thanks.
Huber Bros, still urge their wire fence
claims. See their locals.
Ballard claims to sell the cheapest gro
ceries in the city. Bead his locals.
D. ll.'Bullard has rented and moved in
t.* the Her. Childs property.
.Judge Blanchard has called a special
term of the circuit court for May 13.
No Diddle Porter should not; complain
of witnesses he himself subpoenaes.
Ice cream sociable at Simpson church
next Friday evening. A good time is ex
Moss Bros, still unuounce their closing
out sale. They offer goods cheap. Bead
their adv.
.! E llethkkixuton’s familiar face ap
pears on our streets after an absence of
four weeks.
Lust Tuesday night the wind blew great
guns, but so far as we can leam no dam
age was done.
B F. Smith of Doniphan Co., Kansas,
s nds some specimens of fall wheat fully
two feet high.
Havens, of the Sigourney AVm>s has
been quite ill, and .lack Morrison was ed
itor in the meantime.
Buldauf Bros, have put up two beauti
ful gilded signs, so that “he who runs may
read" where they are.
We leai n that Mell Ream is laid up with
inflammatory rheumatism. W»* trust he
may soon recover.
The Swedish Lady Quartette vocalists,
will give one of their inimitable concerts
in this city April 24.
Morris L Levi makes a beautiful win
dow display, of (iue goods in his line.
1. >ok at it as you pass the east window.
The Standard still publishes the Til
d»-n Literary Bureau letters; this time it
is a patehiug up of Tilden’s income ri-
Mitch Wilson is now in the east buying
a mammoth stock of goods for his store.
Son says they will be sold cheaper than
ever. .
I.a-t week Ilawkins Bros, shipped two
more ears of horses, 35 head. This makes
:t cars which have left their stables this
City Marshal John Beam is vigorously
enforcing the ordinances making it your
duty to keep the alleys clean, so better you
look oud.
An exchange says that hens which lay
egirs for less than half a cent each are
low -bred fowls. These are very eggstra
ordinary times.
Mr. Little of Little, Kelly & Co., of
Muchachinock, called last Tuesday on his
way to Chicago, where he goes to lay in a
large stock of goods.
Teauk. —I. C. Green Sc Son bought the
business room of J. C. Montgomery on the
-onth side and will move their boot and
shoe stor k therein.
Major Downing started last Monday
night for a trip through Nebraska. A car
lo id of horses Iroin tire company’s stables
will follow him, for sale.
A man who said his name was John
Lizee ordered some sale bills printed at
thi> oflier- and never called for them. He
w ill please come in and get them.
The Central Railroad has laid a new line
of raiN at this place in lieu of the old ones
which were much worn. Altogether the
road is fast assuming first-class condi-
>V F Blsir, <>ne of our subscriber* tells
U' that he will plant ten acres of sorghum
next week. Last year he made 1200 gal
lons of syrup, au>l expects much more
this year.
The total assessed valuation of the rail
roads running through this county, as fix
ed by the executive council is $309,367.
the table of values elsewhere, in pro
ceedings of board.
A I)> s Moines girl undertook to help the
prisoners out of Polk county jail by pass
ing them the necessary tools through the
window. Sin* needs the tools herself as
the case now stands.
G. W. Stout has taken charge of the
Union House at Rose Hill, formerly the
Moore House; has refitted and refurnished
it and will hereafter accommodate the
t raveling public handsomely.
Snow Window*. •—Among the tine dis
h made by our merchants in their store
windows, that of I. Frankel & Co., is no
ticeable for its elegance. Ham Wiley did
the work and showed excellent taste.
Ben McCoy says that man don't live
who can make a paper sack hold five doz
en eggs when another fellow is holding
his umbrella so that all the “drippings**
fall on it. Ben knows, for he triedit.
The little breeze of last Tuesday night
and Wednesday was only a foretaste of
the bluster we may expect after the g. U
convention. It is to be hojK-d that all the
pent up eloquence will not be allowed to
escaja; at once.
Gone:— Mrs. Mary Moreland and daugh
ter MoI.UK, left on last Thursday, for a
visit to lied Oak, lowa, and then to
Southern Kansas. Will be gone proba
bly a year. We wish for them a pleasant
trip and safe return.
(Vdar Rapids enforces the Sunday law
aud arrests all cigar dealers, clothing men
and livery stable keepers who pursue their
business on Sunday A notification that
tin- law would be enforced in this city,
caused quite a ripple not long since.
The Laws. —Believing that many if not
all of our readers will endorse it, we hive
decided to publish from week to week as
space will permit, such laws of the 17th
General Assembly as iu our judgment are
of general Interest to our readers.
Several wagons loaded to the guard with
the Standard man’s “public beneficiary,”
“ source of revenue,” “nucleus of a town,”
etc., passed through our city Monday on
their way to Missouri, and will soon be
w arping the natives middlings like agreen
rat hide on a hot skillet.
The new firm of Mattison & Wray are
now in full operation, and present to the
j*eople an entirely new stock of groceries,
and other goods usually kept by grocers.
Both partners are well known and will
have many visits from old and former ac
quaintances. Head their advertisement
The White Oak folks were up en mats*
last Thursday to answer to the order of
court iu reference to Urn late whipping
scrape of that neighborhood. They waived
examination and returned to their
pomes,to await the next turn in the affair.
The annoyance caused them was consider
able, as all were busy on their farms, aud
we apprehend the eud is not yst. ,
_ .jj#
The Simpson charge folks will give an
ice cream sociable at their church to-mor
row evening. Everybody invited.
Remember to notice Siebel &, Co’s pri
ces on flour. They give fair rates and
have put it on sale at all the leading gro
Am article headed “What shall the har
vest be” does not appear this week for the
reason that it is too long for practical use
in any newspaper.
The Eddyville Advertiser says: “Mrs.
O’Hara, of Oskaloosa, and her beautiful
little twin girls, as near alike as two peas,
are visiting Mrs. F. M. Epperson.
We are in receipt of the handsomest
line of card board for business cards ever
brought to the city. Moresque cards, a
new novelty. Call and see them.
To-morrow, Friday evening, is the reg
ular communication of Tri-luminar lodge.
Election of officers will be made. Every
brother should be in attendance.
The Staiidard says our county treasurer
collected $66,600 on taxes for February.
That’s good, and we presume now a fel
low can get the cash on county warrants.
Rev. Banner Mark, presiding elder, will
preach at Simpson church next Sunday
night. Rev. W. F. Cowles will go to Ot
tumwa to take charge ot a quarterly meet
N. J. Smith & Co., a sto
ry for the consideration of our readers.
They are determined to put goods down
to bottom prices, and have an immense
stock. Bead what they say.
Wapello County.—At Ottumwa a child
less than 2$ years old, swallowed a large
dose of morphine that it 9 sick mother, a
Mrs. McCoy, had left on a window sill,
and despite the efforts of the doctors, it
proved fatal.
Lucas County.—At Chariton a short
time since Jas. McFaddeu was stopped by
footpads who demanded his money, in
stead of which James pulled his revolver
and peppered away at them, unfortunately
driving them off Instead of killing them.
Last Friday as the 3 o’clock passenger
train on the Central was coming in Gerome
Gossage, sou of the landlord of the Na
tional House, attempted to step on & car,
but missing his step was thrown to the
ground severely, and bruised considera
bly. He fortunately saved himself from
falling under the train.
Plants and Flowers. —Amos Kemble
has his catalogue of plants and flowers
io press at this office and it will soon ready
for distribution. He has made large ad
ditions and importations to his stock, and
is prepared to All all orders as well as
any one can, whether in this or other
States. Dont send your orders uway be
fore you have seen his catalogue.
T. J. Reigart, assistant clerk of the last
House of Representatives has been ap
pointed to a position in the Fort Madison
penitentiary under Warden McMillan.
That Jack will give satisfaction to all con
cerned and till the place with credit, all
who know him will admit He is a No. 1
man, and we are glad to learn of his suc
Last Monday morning J M .lanncy re
ceived a despatch conveying the sorrow
ful intelligence of the death of his broth
er-in-law, Dr. M. H. Keever, on Sunday
morning at his home near Waynesvillc,
Ohio. He had been for some years aftiict
with heart disease, and died very sudden
ly. Many of our Ohio readers will remem
ber him, and mourn his death.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Consolidation Coal Co., held last week, the
former officers were elected, to-wit: E.
Clark, president; H. W. McNeill, superin
tendent; W. A. McNeill, secretary; Tom
Heaight, treasurer; W. A. Lindly, cashier.
K. S. Finkbine and J. K. Graves were
added to the board. This is a strong or
ganization, and the officers elect will as
heretofore give general satisfaction to all
concerned, and push the work to its maxi
mum limit.
At his old Tricks.— Now that he is
through serving his country in the legisla
ture, C. S. Wilson goes back to his old
position as city editor of the Register.
Now look out for more salamander boys,
and such pretty stories as have their orig
in in his fertile brain Welker Given filled
the place with credit to himself, but all
readers of the Register will welcome Wil
son hack again. One feels more at home
with a writer when you know him,
and know he knows you know him.
Th* Courier of New Hampton treats a
certain class of men to the following lec*
ture, which we endorse from similar ex
periences: “A newspaper may puff, and
laud, and extol any man to the seventh
heaven, and the man all the time imagines
that it is the newspaper’s business. But
the moment the editor ventures to brush
the fur the wrong way, be it ever so little,
all the former good words go for naught,
and he rushes into the sanctum with fire
In his eyes and an order on his lips that he
wants that thing made right.”
Forest Ckmktkrv. —We have taken It
upon ourselves to raise a fund for the pur*
pose of building a good substantial plank
walk from Ellen street to the cemetery,
and as far as we have canvassed have met
with fair encouragement, but still lack
over one hundred dollars of the required
amount. This is of no more interest to
us than to a great many others, but we
look upon it as a public necessity, and
hope all who have friends burled there will
come up and sign for whatever amount
they feel able to give, and help this matter
Died —At Buford, D. T., March 21,
1878. Stella Emily, infant daughter of
Walter A. and Mary E. Jordan, of Ot
umwa, lowa. The bereaved parents are
closely related to the Herald family, and
none but those who have felt their very
heart strings torn asunder by the death
of a darling babe can truly sympathize
with these sorely tried and bleeding
hearts— their buffering made more intense
by having to consign the loved form to a
grave in a far away and desolate land, al
most unknown except to the prowling
savage and howling wolves.
We see that a number of our exchanges
are publishing the names of those fellows
who have taken the paper, got in debt
from one to four dollars, and then left the
country, leaving the publisher in the lurch
for his pay. We have about SSOO in such
accounts that we have a mind to ventilate;
some too of those who have not moved
away. By this we do not mean those who
are now taking the paper, and are hard
up, but those who apparently with malice
aforethought intend to defraud us.
Fast Yocno Mam —Cigars, fine cloth
ing, fast hones, etc., cost money, and
when young men who work for a stipulated
salary indulge in such expensive luxuries,
people wonder where the money comes
from, and they dont often miss it when
they guess that the fast boys’ Angers dip
unlawfully into their employer's till. Ce
dar liapids has a case in point. One Ed
ward Dobbs, a post office clerk, got to liv
ing fast, and found his income inadequate
to supply iiis extrayagant desires, so hs
took to rifling letters, and found the U. B.
detectives sharper than be was, conse
queotly he now languishes in jail.
A Dastardly Act.— Last Fridsy as the
3 o’clock passenger train on the Central
was entering the cut just south of town,
some miscreant shot into one of the coach
es, the ball pasting through the car, and
within a few inches of two gentlemen who
were sitting by the window shot through.
Whether done accidentally or purposely is
unknown, but those persons who are in
the habit of shooting promiscously in that
locality had better beware. Not long
since a coupling pin was thrown through
a car window, breaking the glase and
dashing it into a lady’s face so severely as
to cut it badly. Whoever it la doing this
work will some dsy get csught and pay a
evsre penalty.
• Mrs, J. L. Moore, the fashionable mil'
liner of the northeast corner, has an ad
vertisement and local in this issue which
all the ladles will be interested in reading.
A Suggestion.—lf every reader of the
Herald would make it a point to say to
our merchants when they go shopping or
m%ietlng, “I saw your advertisement in
the"HKRALD, and want to see the articles
you mention,” they would be doing both
themselves, the merchants, and ourselves
a fkvor. Try it a few time* and see.
The closing scene came at last after
much suffering and patient waiting, and
last Sunday afternoon, April 7, Miss Jen
nie McNeilan passed into rest. A beauti
ful life ended, a work incomplete, a harp
unstrung and a song unsung; all too soon
for those In whose hearts she had woven
her affection with a strong chain. A
household mourns and a community sym
pathizes, yet the rest, the sleep of the one
gone is not broken or disturbed, nor will
it be until all are called at that great day
when parents will meet in loving greeting
long gone children, and the redeemed of
earth sing with the redeemed of heaven.
The funeral occurred on Tuesday last, and
many friends followed to the cemetery
all that was mortal of one they much
Scarcely a paper comes to this office hut
contains an account of some boy getting
crushed by the cars, the result of playing
around them. Several eases of the kind
have occurred in this city, yet the boys
persist in the practice. Do parents en
deavor to stop this kind of work? If so
their efforts are not very successfnl here,
as every train moving over our railroads
has upon it boys who have no business
there. Indeed, so much of a nuisance
has this become that the passengers are
frequently seriously inconvenienced by
the crowds of boys and young men stand
ing on the platforms stealing a ride. We
understand the marshal has determined to
arrest every one so found hereafter, and
the superintendents of roads have notified
him that they will endorse such action
and assist in every manner possible to
bring to justice all violators of the law.
Valuable Books. —ln these times when
so many men are demonstrating (by cheap
talk) their ability to manage the national
finances, though a majority of them have
utterly failed with their own, a good book
on the subject, emanating from a trust
worthy and reliable source is worthy of
careful study; indeed is a necessity to ev
ery one who would he posted. Such are
two that we have just received from the
publishing house of Henry Holt, N.
Y. “Money,” by Prof. Francis A. Walker
is a work eminently adapted to the times,
and should he in the hands of every person
who desires to be well posted in monetary
matters. Contains 559 pages, price $4.50.
“Sumner’s History of American Curren
cy.” 391 pages, price $3.00, is another val
uable work which should be upon the
shelf of every thinking man. We should
be glad to know that either or both of
these hooks were being extensively read by
the people.
Riobt Face and Left Face.— This is
what came into our mind a few days
since when a crowd of loafers and some
others who ought to have more self-re
spect were standing in a row, leaning up
against the side of a building on one of
our principal street corners, when a lady
came along, and, although there was noth
ing about her general appearance to attract
uttention, more than that she was a
woman —somebody’s wife, sister, daugh
ter, or mother—yet every head in that
crowd turned slowly “right face” as she
passed, every eye leveled straight at her,
and followed her until she turned the cor
ner out of sight. Soon a young girl came
along from the opposite direction, and she
too seemed to hold a magnet in her hands
that turned the entire row of loafers “left
face" and held them there until she was out
of range. Such conduct is, to say the least,
ungentlemanly, and there were men in
this “row” who would take offence, and
justly too, should they see others staring
members of their families out of counte
nance. as did they stare at those two
women. Most women like to be admired
(so we have been told) but no modest girl
or woman wants to run a gauntlet of loaf
ers who have no respect for themselves or
anybody else, every time she has an errand
on the square. If this reflects your photo
graph, we hope you may feel sufficiently
ashamed of your conduct to prompt you
to have more respect for your mother’s sex
in the future.
Home Seekers, Attention.—The Her
ald goes to nearly every State in the
Union, and in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio,
Pennsylvania and New York has many
readers. Among the many who every week
peruse Its columns it is possible there may
lie some who are about to seek a home
farther west. To such we have a word to
say. Before you locate in any section of
the country do not fail to give Mahaska
county a visit. It Is situated only about
100 miles west of the Mississippi river, has
a population of nearly 23,000, Is settled
with the very best class of people; its land
is of the best in the State; It has an abun
dance of good timber and coal; is well
watered, and possesses every requisite for
a happy and prosperous home. Churches
and school houses abound, and no adult
or child Is deprived of church or school
privileges for any reason whatever. In
the county are numerous towns, afford
ing facilities of trade close to the home
farm. Oskaloosa, the county seat, is noted
the State over for its temperate and moral
element, and is a live, wide-awake town,
always ready to respond to any call made
upon it for the advancement of country or
city. Three railroads traverse the county
and furnish ready means of shipment of
produce or stock. Good improved farms
or wild land (though the latter is scarce)
cau be bought as cheap as anywhere in the
State. The county improvements which
fall so heavily early settlers of a
county are here all completed, and with a
trifling exception paid for. Iron bridges
over the rivers at all crossing points;
firm stone grades across the river bottoms,
and well appointed roads are all ready at
hand and the new comer is not taxed to
construct them, as is the case when set
tling in a new county not provided with
such conveniences. Remember when you
come west to make it a point to see this
A. O. U. W.—The lodge of this order
organized in this city not long since is in
excellent condition and rapidly increasing.
Additions are made at each regular meet
ing, and as some may not be Ailly advised
of its object, we give a brief resume of its
history and work: This order was intro
duced In this country about twelve years
ago, and In that time has become very
popular ■ The first lodge was instituted in
lowa in ’74. There are now 554 lodges in
the State with a total membership of about
six thousand. The special object of the
Order is to furnish its members with cheap
and reliable life insurance, two thousand
dollars being the amouut guaranteed at
the death of eachjbrother who has attained
the third degree, payable to whom he may
direct. This premium is secured by an as
sessment on all the members in the State.
No more nor less than two thousand dol
lars can be carried on the life of one mem
ber, and the expense per year for this
amount will rarely exceed seven dollars,
which Is about the cost of one thousand
dollars’ insurance lu mutual Insurance so
cieties, and about one-third the cost of
carrying one thousand in any of the old
line companies. All applicants lor mem
bership are required to pass a rigid medi
cal examination. Besides the benefit of
insurance, the Order provides for its mem
bers many of the advantages given by oth
er secret organizations, such as sick bene
fits, the care and sympathy of brother
members, etc. We have already given a
list of the officers of Oskaloosa lodge, they
with the other members are among our
best citizens, and no man compromises his
self-respect or position in any degiee by
association with them. If you desire to
become a member, consult Byron V. Ser
vers, 11. L. Briggs. Col. Jno. Lolland, Rev*
W. H. H. Plllsbury, W. A. Lindly, Dr.
Callluger, C. T. Willard, or any one else
yon know who is a member.
Read Mrs. Millikiu’s locals about select
school and rooms to rent.
Levi Cook & Sou oiler you bargains in
corn planters, cultivators, etc.
Rube Whitaker & Co. offer you Hobby
Horses, Croquet Sets and other articles
too numerous to mention. Read local.
C. T. Willard & Co., have a generation
of small advertisements in this issue. Ev
ery one is a description of what you want,
and should receive your attention.
Baldauf Bros, have a picture gallery in
this issue about—well,'call ’em waist con
densers. Of the dozen varieties they men
tion no lady need be without a suitable
squteze. Bead all about them in their
Reports are circulating that the K. & D.
M. R. R. is to foe leased by the C. R. I. &
P. R. R. How such a change would effect
Oskaloosa it is difficult to determine. We
hope, however, it will result in bringing
the K. &*D. to this city, and Jestablisli a
union depot south of the Central.
Nioger Shooters. —Marshal Juo. Ream
is doing a good thing in stopping the use
of these nuisances as used by boys on our
streets. Not long since two boys were
seriously injured by being struck with
shot thrown from them. One, a son of
John Barr, was struck in the eye and near
ly blinded. We hope the efforts to sup
press them will be successful.
Auditor Ross has just perfected a form
for a delinquent tax book which is one of
the most complete in the State, and put if
on the market would doubtless meet with
a rapid sale. Several such books are in
use but none so comprehensive and practi
cal as his. By its use there is no necessity
for referring to the old tax books, every
thing being found on it. li is made to
carry four years delinquent tax. He will
probably copyright it.
J. M. Loughridge, Esq., for many years
one of the best justices of the peace in this
county, has resigned his office as such.
What he contemplates doing we are not
informed. He has filled the office with
marked ability and always administered
justice as near as was possible for man to
construe the law. We trust the board of
trustees in filling his place will find a man
who will be as fair and impartial in his
Many conflicting reports have been cir
culated concerning the resignation of
Hon. J. B. Grinnell as receiver of the Cen
tral Railroad, and so many were his re
signations and so many the appointments
to fill the vacancy that one was led to be
lieve that there were a host of Griunells
and more than a multitude of receivers to
this popular road. Now, however, comes
the Register and says that the document
of the court accepting his resignation and
appointing his successor was filed in the
office of the clerk of the U. S. Court last
Saturday. The new receiver is Major 11.
L. Morrill of whom the Register says:
‘•Major Morrill will be remembered by many
of our readers as an old resident of Van Buren
and Lee counties. He has an lowa residence
of over twenty years' stundiiiK- He served for
five years in the flrst lowa cavalry. After the
war he engaged himself in the construction and
operation of railroads. He was Superintendent
of Construction of the St. Louis & Southeastern
Hailway. He had charge of the entire construc
tion of the Cairo & Vincennes Railroad, and in
that he allowed so much taste and ability that
in IS7B Judge Treat appointed him receiver of
the property. He served in that capacity, and
was attorney in fact for the trustees of the road
for over three years. More recently Major -Mor
rill has been and in feet resigns, the Superin
tendency of the Minneapolis A St. Louis Rail
way to accept this important trust which Judges
Dillon and Love have seen fit to honor him
with. There is no doubt but what the Judges
have made a most excellent choice in this ap
pointment and selected a man eminently <iuali
tied for the position, and at the same time have
guarded the best interests ef property.”
It is of course impossible to guess what
disposition the new receiver will make of
the present efficient employes of the
road, but it is probable there will be many
changes. We trust, however, the changes
will not be so sweeping as to deprive us
the pleasure of meeting many of the old
boys. Our Oskaloosa agent, Mr. A. J.
Dirr, we hope will be kept just where he
is, as he is giving general satisfaction to
all who have business with him.
S. S. Union.
Oskaloosa, April 2, 78.
The second quarterly session of the Os
kaloosa Sabbath school Union met at the
time and place chosen by the President.
Devotional exercises the first half hour.
Then proceeded with the following pro
gramme :
Opening address by Rev. A. J. Furman.
“The Bible, —how to study it with refer
ence to the lesson of each Sabbath.” This
paper was exceedingly interesting and in
structive and will be printed in full.
Wednesday Morning, April 3.
Association met pursuant to adjourn
ment. Au essay, subject, “What should
be the relation of a teacher to his class,”
was read by Mrs. Sarah H. Morgan.
The work of a Sabbath school teacher is
primarily to win souls to Christ. In or
der to do this effectually he must have a
proper conception of sin and its ruinous
consequences; that it is sin practiced by
individuals and often by boys and girls
that destroys the world’s peace, and he
must know by a practical living experi
ence that the only way of escape is reveal
ed by the teachings of Gospel truths. Such
a teacher where proper relations have been
established between himself and pupils,
has It in his power to so impress upon their
minds and hearts these great truths that
they will not be easily led away into infi
delity in any of its modern specious forms
by the enemies of Bible Christianity.
Where the understanding has been en
lightened by such instruction, the self
pleasing declarations and opinions of finite
man will not be so likely to lead them
astray. While a teacher should have a
high estimate of his own position and
work, he must not presume to do all the
work of the class, but he must skillfully
bring into exercise during the recitation
the knowledge of his pupils instead of
making an over-use of his own. Small
children will demand other plans, and call
forth different gifts and attainments from
those suited to adult classes. But the
same principles should govern our actions.
For whatever the grade, it is necessary for
every teacher to have it distinctly under
stood that he acknowledges Christ to he
head in all things.
If the teacher is careful to avoid all list
lessness and indifference, his example will
have a tendency to stimulate his pupils to
a more lively attention.
When a boy or girl shows a spirit of in
attention at school, it may be generally in
ferred that there is something wrong in
the home education. The teacher who is
alive to the peculiar advantages of his po
sition, will find some way of becoming
acquainted with the home training of such
children, and will send into them intellec
tual and moral influences whose ennobling
effects will soon be apparent, and may be
of lasting and widely extended benefit.
This manifestation of a personal inter
est in the individual, in his needs and
struggles, certainly has its place in the
Sabbath-school work, and will open the
way most effectually to the hearts of the
Incidental opportunities for association
and labor, and occasions for friendly, in
formal Intercourse should be wisely im
proved. The lady teacher should be care
ful to present a good example in her dress
when she appears before her class. As
the magnifying power of the glasses of a
telescope aid the eye to discern the beau
ties and grandeur of the heavenly bodies,
so the sanctified life of the Christian teach
er should be a standing invitation to his
class, come magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together.
Rev. J. E. Snowden resigned his posi
tion as President. On motion of Mrs. T.
T. Wright, Dr. Jessup was chosen to fill
the vacancy.
Next topic on the programme was a pa
per, by Mr. H. 11. Beerley; subject, “The
art of teaching by questioning.” MV. Seer
ly being absent his essay was read by the
President. It is impossible to convey to
the reader in fhll the excellent advice and
thought given in both the papers and the
discussions that followed each, during the
After a short union meeting Wednesday
night the association adjourned to meet
the second Tuesday in June.
J. E. Sxowdkn, President.
Jennie Pickbell, Sec’y.
Amos Kemble on Corn.
Mn. Editors.— My little article on Stnw
el’s evergreen corn, last week, has got me
into trouble already with some farmers,
who wanted to hold me to contract for
canning their crop of corn, when I did not
agree to a contract at all, but simply
thought to show how a farmer could make
one acre of sweet corn pay him from $25
to $46 per acre, providing lie could con
tract at 2i eta per dozen. And I will
further say, that it takes money to pre
serve corn, and that I have not got a suf
ficiency of it to do the amount of business
to illustrate my meaning. I will say it
takes $75 to furnish the cans, cases, and
labels, to put up one acre of corn for mar
ket, and then I pay $25 for the corn and
$25 for the labor of preparing and put
ting the com into the ca.lß. This you see
takes $125 cash to put up one acre of corn,
or $12,500 for one hundred acres of corn,
(for which I think there is ready market.)
This crop at $1.50 per doz. brings back
$15,000. The 100 acres of corn brings the
farmer $2500, and brings to the women
and boy 9 that do the preparing of the
corn, $2500, at 50cts per doz. It gives
5000 days employment to 100 persons —
50 days each, or $2500 each for 100 boys
and women to spend in the month of Oc
tober for boots, shoes and clothing that
they would not otherwise have; (for it is
the persons that are out of employment
that work in the factory, and by this
meau9 there might be many a dollar sav
ed to the tax-payer.)
Tumul t-this statement more definite
I would say to preserve 100 acres of corn
it will require SBOOO in cash to pay for
tin, and the balance of the SI2OOO will
go for labor and material at home. The
question to be answered is, will the men
who have the money to loan, take the se
curities that are to he given, and give em
ployment to the needy, by fostering home
enterprise and industry, benefiting the
needy, or will they not.
I shall grow 25 acres of this corn myself,
and 10 acres of tomatoes, and then I have
my factory and machinery which cost me
thousands of dollars, and I have not the
$5,000 in ready cash that I need to do the
amount of business to buy the farmer’s
crops, and therefore you will excuse me
from contracting until I get further aid.
“The Bible" is squeezed out this week .
Over Oes Moines River.
Eds. Herald.— Our region is enjoying
the “beautiful spring.” A vast acreage of
wheat and oats haa been got in in good
order, and promises fair. Some ere plow
ing for corn.
A few still growl of “hard times.”
$2.00 for hogs, etc., etc., bu t
I think we all ought to be thank
ful for an unusual mild winter,
and early spring, and for our exemption
from pestilence. Truly wc have to endure
R. B. Hayes’ and his calamitous concilia
tion policy; but let us “hold the fort,”
Hayes’ time is running out. Let the weak
kneed brethren who honestly tried to fol
low Hayes, let them come hack where
they belong; let the Republican ranks
close up, put none ‘on guard’ but true men;
i. e., let us be sure to send our strongest
men to Congress; let the Republican press
throughout the Union keep the masses
awake to their best interests. The curren
cy question is practically settled now, and
our business as a nation is to retain our
integrity, to discard all claims for ex-rebel
losses during their unholy uttempt to de
stroy our fair heritage. I am happy to
find the Herald still keeping 6tep to the
music of true Republicanism. “Elijah’s
mantle fell upon Elisha” is verified in the
Herald management. So mote it be is
our prayer. John Taylor.
Ed 3. Herald—Let me subjoin a few
lines on farming, &c. Now, brothers of
the “plow and pitchfork” don’t forget to
HU up all gulleys with old hay, straw and
brush, stumps, &c.: in fact, as hay is
abundant this spring it is better to haul it
around plentifully in pasture fields; spread
it along wherever there is any indication
of a wash-out; the stock will eat some of
it, and by tramping the balance into the
ground, with the hay seed, will generally
start a sod, and prevent an unsightly wash
ing away of good soil. If, unfortunately,
the gully has too much the start, you had
better place some logs across the gully,
sinking the ends in the banks so as to se
cure them, then put in a small scrubby
tree, or a lot of brush above the log, then
pile the hay in to suit, let the cattle tramp
it in the ground, and thus you will save
your field from ruin, for verily it is a duty
we owe to posterity to preserve our fair
land from deterioration. Try a little seed
corn right away to test its virtue. Don’t
sell ofl' your surplus oats and corn at pres
ent figures. Always keep some grain on
hands, and a small deposit in bank to apply
in case of emergencies. Don’t run in debt
if you can possibly avoid it; don’t keep
any useless employes. We have known
some men who keep so much hired help
that they—the hands—virtually “run the
rancho,” while the old man is held for the
taxes and all other contingencies. It will
not pay to plow too much ground. Al
ways keep plenty of y»ur farm in good
well set timothy and clover, blue grass,
&c. Far better to graze short horn cattlo
than to feed worthless hired hands, tramps,
&c., and then have to pay them besides.
Verily, let us be diligent and frugal and
enjoy the good of the land.
Oh, how is this: A prairie schooner
right from Nebraska has just anchored in
sight, where the family occupants propose
to spend the summer (at least) in an old
dilapidated hovel. Is Mahaska county bet
ter than Nebraska State?
Mr. Editor, I wish you could tell us who
are the members of “Forest Dale Baptist
church,’’Jefferson township, or whftt coun
ty, or State does it belong to? We think
the thing a myth, perhaps. Give us\ight
if you have it. More anon. J. T.
The fruit prospects are good so far.
The Township Trustees of Oskaloosa
tp. made some changes in road districts,
forming two new districts from districts
eight and two, and making changes in sev
en and eleven.
Supervisor Gilmore is having two new
bridges built on the Burlington road.
Miss Minnie Campbell commenced a
three months term of school in district No.
10, on Monday last.
The hatchet that was buried lost winter
on trespassing stock, we are sorry to hear
is dug up again now that the grass is be
ginning to sprout. Good fences is the only
remedy, neighbors.
A very pleasant party met at Mr. and
Mrs. T. M. Finley’a on Monday, the Bth
to celebrate their tin wedding, and Mrs.
F. now has the nicest display of tinware
around—everything useful—from steam
ers and buckets down to baby rattles.
April. 9 1878. W. 8. M.
Peoria and Vicinity.
Eds. Herald: —We are having fine
spring weather; wheat looks well. The
fruit is not damaged much yet.
Warren Clark and Henry Vancleve have
moved to Nebraska. Mr. Clark taught
school in this county some time.
Our merchants are doing a fair business.
J. O. McCarter has got well again.
Ed. Craven is going to Otley to buy a
About twenty ladles are in the M. E.
church quilting a couple of quilts for Rev.
Housel’s wife. By the way, some thief
took several dollars worth of Mr. Housel’s
harness. Some time since we heard of a
fellow that stole potatoes in his boots, but
the meanest thing is to steal from a preach
They had a big excitement over at E. 8.
Kelley’s the other day. A little girl baby
came to their house. Stlngley has con
cluded to keep the little thing, to they
named It Cleo.
We notice several of the papers in this
district are trotting out their Congress
men. Are they not In a hurry?
P oria, April 8, 1878.
Geo- Harris, of Harris Bros. & Friedman
on south side, has just returned from the
east where he laid in a large new stock of
goods for their Plunder Store. These
goods they advertise elsewhere, giTing
prices on them, which advertisement read.
Petit jurors drawn for the special term
of the circuit court of Mahaska county,
Iowa; said term commencing May 13th,
A. D., 1878: Edward~Edris, W. S. Tred
ick, Simon Stout, J. B. Clay worth, F. M.
Hall, Fenton Miller, B. W. Chew, A. T.
Drinkle, John McSpadden, Tracy Higgs,
Albert Lewis, Ira Barr, J. F. Capp, T. L.
Brooks, Paul Caster,’J. A. Stewart, O. P.
Fuller, John Voorliecs, S. VV. Barber,
Amos Sniff, A. M. White, R. V. Clark,
Peter Emmert, H. C. Parkhurst
Fremont, April 9,1878.
All quiet at present in the ancient vil
lage which bears the name of the illustri
ous Gen. Fremout.
A Greenback organizer from your city
visited our town last week, and posted
bills for a meeting to be held the following
evening. A respectable audience of
three individuals were present, and as no
speaker except home talent were present,
the trio formed themselves into a commit
tee and resolved that “the meeting be
postponed until the visiting brother
would be present, when the topics of the
hour would be presented in an able man
ner to an overburdened and exasperated
The music of the vigilance committee,
and the chicken-loving brethren, still con
tinue over in White Oak Tp. with unabat
It is a hard matter to determine which
will reach us first as a general circulating
medium, the new genuine or the counter
feit silver dollar.
J. Githens, a well-to do farmer who lives
just across the line in Wappello couoty,
will cultivate ten acres of sorgum, this
season, which he will manufacture into
molasses. Mr. G. manufactured 2600 gal
last year, and his molasses is well known
as being of first quality.
Saturday and Monday of this week were
taken up in hearing another State case be
fore Squire Lentz. It is estimated that the
costs in this case will foot up at least
forty dollars, and it is probable that state
cases have cost this township alone for
the past year ten times the above amount.
Taking then, this township as a fair aver
age, we can easily see that the county 16
paying annually about six thousand, five
hundred dollars in prosecuting its crimin
als; and upon this estimate, the cost to
the State foot up the enormous sum of
six hundred and fifty thousand dollars!
and we have no doubt the amount i 9 much
Amos Kemble.
April 4, 1878.
Tax payers are groaning under the
heavy loads they are compelled to carry,
and many have been attributing the cause
to officers in their employ, and a score of
others equally delusive theories, when it
is a settled question in our mind that
there is more cause for complairt as re
gards our laws in such cases than from
any other one cause. It is high time that
all law abiding citizens were investigating
the causes of the sterreotyped cry of “high
taxes,” and learn for themselves why it is
that the yell of hard times, overburdened
taxes, etc., is resounded throughout the
We hear of one man who lias planted
six acres of corn. We presume the seed
is or a new variety, or else he expects to
dig his crop off of that piece of ground.
H. A. Kerman is buying horses with
the intention of shipping to northern mar-,
The festive green bottle fly has made
his appearance, but lie hasn’t succeeded
in getting up a corner on decaying vegeta
bles, nor has lie been interviewed by the
wily tarantula.
“Rain, drizzle and mist; drizzle, rain
and mist,” but our last shower will make
the wheat grow, and the merry frog to
call for mo’—but excuse our poetical in
clinations. We don’t want to lay our
selves liable to be summarily disposed of
by a blood-thirsty editor.
Elder McCoy will fill the pulpit at the
Christian church next Saturday evening.
C. D. It.
The third quarterly meetiug of Cedar
circuit, Ottumwa district lowa Conference
will be held at Greenwood chapel, April
27 and 28, Rev. B. Mark, P. E., presiding.
The first service at 2 p. m., Saturday.
Geo. Nulton, Pastor.
Fremont, April 6, 1878.
There will be a public examination of
teachers on next Friday and Saturday,
April 12 and 13, commencing at 1 p. m.
This will probably be the last examination
this spring. J. C. Williams.
A Big Crowd and a Splendid Lecture at
Union Hall Last Mght.
Burlington Hawkeye. •
The audience which gathered at Union Hall
last night to listen to Mr. V.'endiing’s reply to
Ingereoll, was complimentary to Burlington
morals and Burlington intellect. The house
was crowded clear to the gallery, and in the
gallery. And it was no common eompany.
There was not a coarse face in it. Those who
heard him here a few days ago. were glad of the
opportunity of listening to his unanswerable
logio and beautiful rhetoric again. And hun
dreds of others who had heard how these had
been enchanted, came to luxuriate, for them
selves, in that enchantment. They were not
disappointed. That clear, tine voice, that digni-
Ued manner, that elegant language, and that
perfect logic, held their constant attention, and
delighted them. ,
It is not possible, nor is it proper to give a
synopsis of this magnificent argument. Look
ing at the question of the existence of a per
sonal God, from an every day standpoint, he
positively proved it. His eloquent tongue at
tacked the whole Ingersoll philosophy, and
every stronghold of the great atheist crumbled
to dust beneath his voice. In closest logic, in
consecutive narrative, and in most elaborate
words, he showed the absolute and universal
faith in a superhuman intelligence, which, of
Itself, proves a beginningless and endless pow
er. His illustrations, taken from the common
est and humblest parts of physic and of life,
were most beautifully made. They sparkled
with poetry, as the book sparkles in the sunlight.
There was, throughout the whole lecture, a
proof of great research and a great knowledge
of good books. His picture of the contrast be
tween the pride of Pagan intellect among the
Greeks, and the powerfulness of humble Christ
ian faith, from Judea down to to-day, was
exquisite. No wonder that the audience sat
breathless, to break forth, at the end of that
splendid burst of eloquence, in a storm of
applause. , . ,
There are two particularly strong points in
this wonderfully brilliant lecture-tho forca of
Us logic, and the brilliancy of expression. The
power of his logic is proven by the fact that
nobody has yet dared to attempt to answer him.
The elegance with which he clothes that logic
is shown by the attention of the people who
sharpen their ears tocatchevery word that falls
from his lips, lest they lose a gem. But neither
his leoture nor his oratory can be properly de
scribed. It must be heard.
Mr. Wendling will deliver his lecture in
this city, May 10, at which time every one
should hear him.
To Jacob Baltlauf and wife, April oth, an 8
pound bov.
To H. Miller and wife, April 8, a 9 pound
HULL—BYER9.—At the residence of the
bride’s parents, on Wednesday April 3, by Rider
B. W. Johnson. Mr. Richard Hull and Miss
Ahamihta U. Byers, all of this county.
The young couple have hosts of friends who
tender hearty congratulations, and wish for
them all of life pleasures with few of its sor
rows. Miss Mi nta was one of Mahaska’s best
school-teachers, and gave promise of high at
tainments in the profossiou. She taught very
successful!v last season the school at West
Center, in her new sphere of life the Herald
wishes for her abundant proa perlty. We learn
the happy pair will repair to a good farm owned
by Mr. Hull and live thereon.
Resolutions of Sympathy and Condolence
At a special meeting of Wide Awake Fire Co.
No. 3, on Tuesday evening, April #th, 1878, the
following resolutions were unanimously
adopted: . „, ~
Whereas, Our respected comrade Ed. Me-
Neilanhas sustained a severe bereavement in
the death of bis beloved sister Jenny, therefore
Resolved, That we extend our sincere sympa
thy to him and to the family in this their hour
of trial. And It is further
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread
upon the minutea of the Company and a copy be
prosen tod to our comrade and to the city papers
for publication.
F. S. Harvbt, Foreman.
Toy Wagons, Hobby Horses, Carts,
croquet sets, sheet music, blank books,
school books, paper, envelopes, and a
general stock of notions always on hand
at R. Whitaker A Co’s book and news
rooms. 32w4
equal to any lo the market; price $45.
Also corn plows and cultivators as low as
any other house at
32w3pd Levi Cook A Son’s.
Canned and Dried Fruits at bottom
prices at S. J. Dutton A Co’s.
Cedar Correspondence.
Council Proceeding*.
Thursday. March 21, 1878.
Council met as per adjournment.
Present: The Mayor, councilman Brown,
Dutton, Hole, Loring, Rinker, Shannon,
The committee, to whom was referred a
petition asking an increase of license fee
required of transient merchants reported
an ordinance to repeal Sec. 2. of ordinance
No. 63 of the city of Oskaloosa, lowa,
entitled, “An ordinance licensing auc
tioneers, transient merchants and ped
lers, and fixing the amount of the required
licenses,” and to provide a substitute
On motion the report was accepted and
the committee discharged.
On motion the ordinance was passed to
its first reading, and referred to the com
mittee on Wayßuud Means.
Tne committee on fire made the follow .
ingin the request of Fire Co. No. 3.
To the Hon. Mayor and City Council of
Gentlemen: We the undersigned Fire
Committee, to whom the request of Fire
Co. No. 3 was referred, beg leave to report
that we have examined the hose, lanterns,
buckets, and rubber overcoats of said Co.,
and would recommend that Fire Co. No. 3
be furnished with 00 feet of rubber lined
cotton hose, and two lanterns. Also that
Fire Co. No. 2 be furnished with two lun
ters and two buckets.
S. J. Dutton, i
F. H. Loring, - Fire Com.
Geo. Brown. \
On motion the report was adopted and
the Fire Committee ordered to purchase
the outfit they recommend.
On motion council adjourned.
T. H. Green, Jas. A. Rice,
City Clerk. Mayor.
Monday, April 8, 1878.
Regular meeting.
Present: The mayor,councilmen Brown,
Cutts, Dutton, Hole, Loring, Rinker,
Shannon and Scott and city solicitor.
Reading of the minutes dispensed with.
A petition of James W. Roberts and R.
T. Garretson, asking the construction of
a side walk on the south side of Ellen
street from Cherry to Maple streets, iu
Kemper’s addition, and a crossing on
Cherry street to connect tlirewith, was re
ferred to the committee on streets.
A petition of Nathan Wiley, proprietor
of Burnett House, asking an equalization
of ous license, was referred to the com
mittee on Ways and Means.
A communication from C. Woodruff,
fireman of Fire Co. No. 1, recommending
certain persons for chief engineer and en
gineer, was on motion placed on file.
A petition of C. Leighton and others
asking the city to assist In the building of
a side walk on Forest Avenue was referred
to the committee on streets.
The report of M. W. Edson, street com
missioner, was on motion referred to the
committee on streets.
The committee on claims reported in
favor of the following claims :
Oskaloosa Gas Light Co., cleaning street
lamps 00
.1 H Green & Co, 40 ft sewer pipe JO 90
Thos Newell, special police duty 5 days., a on
Win Hall, ringing fire bell l no
Oskaloosa Gas Light Co, gas for council
room 9 00
Oskaloosa Gas Light Co, gas for 71 lamps
for March 177 .'<o
C Woodruff, services as marshal S days.... 10 s«
F M Edson, hauling dirt and stone 1.7 07
M W Edson, services as street commis
sioner 19 50
•Jos Jones, work on engine 1 25
J C Myers, repairing pumps i 00
J E Hetherington, dieting prisoners 95 60
On motion the report was adopted and the
clerk directed to issue orders in accordance
therewith. The committee on claims also make
the following report. The committee on claims
recommend that the following claims be not
allowed, viz:
C Woodruff, for costs in cases where cost
could not be collected from defendants Ml 55
O H Hartman, witness fees in contested
election case, Shaw vs. Ferrall 60
EIJ Schuyler, special police duty in Jan.
and Feb 27 Ou
Oskaloosa Gas Light Co, setting lamp post
at corner of North and Lafayette sts. 5 oo
Geo II Baugh, tobacco furnished prisoners 1 95
The committee report to council without
recommendation the claim of the
Oska. Gaslight Co, for gas furnished
lamp at corner of North and Lafay
ette streets for March 1 25
On motion the report was received and
A motion to pay the bill of Oskaloosa
gas light company, for gas furnished to
lamp at corner of North and Lafayette
streets, for March, 1878, $1.25, was lost by
the following vote:
Ayes —None.
Xays— Brown, Cutts, Hole, Loring. Hin
ker, Shannon, and Scott; Dutton not vot
ing, being an interested party.
The finance committee to whom wae re
ferred the commissioner’s report at last
regular meeting, recommended that it be
placed on file, which was, on motion,
The committee on ways and means to
whom was referred an ordinance regulat
ing the licensing of transient merchants,
auctioneeis, and peddlers, reported the
same back to the council without change.
On motion the ordinance was laid on the
A petition of Ninde & Searle, asking
that the taxes for city purposes on that
portion of w i, n-w i, Sec. 18-75-15, with
in the city limits, be remitted, was, on mo
tion, referred to the city solicitor with in
struction to report as to whether the land
referred to is taxable for city purposes.
On motion the council proceeded to the
election of street commissioner, which re
sulted in the election of M.W. Edson, and
he was declared duly elected.
On motion the city solicitor was in
structed to appear and defend suit, H. I*.
Ninde vs The City of Oskaloosa, to quiet
the title to certain real estate, and
to bar the city from -having or claiming
any lien on said real estate for taxes, or
anything else, and for other equitable re
The council resolved itself into a board
of equalization, and'on motion adjourned
until Wednesday evening, April oth, 1878.
J as. A. Rick, Mayor.
T. H. Green, City Clerk.
Having taken advantage of the depres
sion of the eastern market, I have pur
chased the largest stock of Clothing that
has ever been my pleasure 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 he
convinced of the above facts.
Mobris L. Levi,
30 Southwest corner Square.
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.
For your Paints, Oils and Brushes go to
A spring term of school will be taught
by Mrs. Millikin, commencing April 22d,
closing June 28th—10 weeks. Terms, $1.30
per month, $3.25 whole 24 months. Pri
mary classes from 4to 8 years of age. 32-2
One or two rooms to rent to ladies or
married couple without children. For
terms and particulars make application to
Mrs. E. P. Millikin, 109 Liberty st. 32w2
A full line of white wash brushes at Gif
ford’s from 15c to $6. 31 wl
For New Patterns of Queens ware and
Glassware go to S. J. Dutton A Co, 32
finds that
his sales having more than doubled.
All kinds of
and Seed Potatoes at reduced prices at S
J. Dutton & Co’s.
I will positively sell you
lower than can be bought at any house
west of the Mississippi river. 32
that the only place you can get pure Ma
pie Syrup, (from Searle’s camp, Ohio) Is
at S. J. Dutton A Co’s.
can be had at
at those LOW PRICES.
The undersigned will receive sealed pro
posals at his residence in Jefferson Tp.,
Mahaska County, lowa, for the erection
of a new school house in sub-district No.
1, in said district township, until Satur
day, the 4th (lay of May, A. D., 1878 at 10
o’clock, a. in., when the bids will lie
opened and contract awarded to the lowest
responsible bidder, at the school house in
said sub-district No. 1, the board reserv
ing the right to reject any and all bids.
Plans and specifications can be seen at
my residence. J. H. Evans.
Secretary of the District Township.
For Paints and Oils go to H. L. Briggs
Eighty acres of good land in Mahaska
county, under fence and in good neighbor
hood, to trade for wild land In northern or
western lowa. Enquire at this oflce. 32tf
Sealed proposals for the erection of a
new school house in Independent District
of Black Oak Center, Black Oak Tp., Ma
haska co unty, lowa, will be received by
the board of directors of said district, un
til Saturday, May 11th, 1878, at 2 o’clock,
p. in. Bids will be opened at the resi
dence of. John Voorhees, where plans and
specifications can be seen. The board
reserves the right to reject any or uil
bids. J. M. Woods,
32-w4 Secretary of Board.
The Best W all Paper at
We get the best cigars at H. L. Briggs
& Co’s drug store. 32
A fire proof safe, on long time, cheap.
32 tf E. H Gibbs.
To owners and keepers of
We will keep at our stables for service the
present season a thoroaghbred
Parties owning cows in the city will And
it convenient to bring them to our place
for service. Fees, $2.00 for the season,
payable at the time of service.
Pasturage.— Eighty acres of good pas
ture, living water running through it, in
Section 27, Cedar Tp., for rent for the
year 1878. Enquire at this office. 32tf.
For White Wash Brushes give H. L.
Briggs &. Co. a call.
The Insurance Agency of
has been enlarged recently, by the
addition of the
Liverpool and London, capital £2,000,000
British American Insurance Co.,
of Toronto, Canada.
Royal Canadian, of
Montreal, Canada.
Commonwealth, of Boston
Meridian, t>f Conn,
Hawkeye, of Des Moines.
Dont forget that E. T. Gadd is the
of the
of Des Moines, the leading Fire Ins Co.
of the State.
A good chance to exchange a stock
of goods for city property. For par
ticulars call on E. T. GADD & SON,
Exchange block, Oskaloosa. 32
Nick Buildino Lots.—l have some of
the most desirable building lots in the city,
close to the walk to Forest Cemetery aud
fronting on the most popular “drive” in
the city, east Ellen street, which I will sell
on easy aud reasonable terms, In blocks to
suit purchaser.
32tf C. Leighton.
For Paint Brushes call on H. L. Briggs
& Co.
Go and see those new goods just re
ceived by I. C. Green & Son. 20
All Linen bosom Shirts well made and
warranted to fit, for one dollar,
L. Levi’s.
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
postofflee. 31 w 2
Preventive of Hog Cholera. For sale at
Agricultural Warehouse.
w 2
made of blank books at Whitaker & Co's.
The largest and best stock in town. 31w3
Add to your family’s comfort as well as
pleasure by buying a new carpet this spring
at L. Hambleton’s Exclusive Carpet Store.
all kinds at WHITAKER & CO’S.
The Exclusive Carpet Store is receiving
and will receive within the next few weeks
all the novelties in patterns and designs
for the coming season.
Hedge Plants for sale at the Agricultural
Warehouse by the thousand or million at
30w4 J. H. GREEN & CO’S.
Two acres of desirable ground near city
mits. Cheap and on easy terns.
Enquire of
To exchange unimproved land in Mahas
ka county, or town property in Oskaloosa
for horses, cattle and good notes.
30w4 Wm. Burnside.
it has been
and is a REMEDY, not a humbug. For
sale at Will Mays’. 31w2
I 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.
but the solid truth, that I will sell you a
good, respectable and splendid wearing
suit of clothing, heavy weight and lined
throughout fora five dollar greenback, or
five Mexican dollars, or five of our new
daddy dollars. Call and take a look at
them. Morris L. Levi.
carry the largest and best selected stock
there is in the city. Call and examine.
Furnishing Goods,
Hats and Caps,
is the largest in 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 price*
before purchasing.
New stock, very fine, for Men’s and
Boys* wear, at
Hawkins Bros.
Be sure and call oa
for guaranteed satisfaction in
Be sure and call on
for guaranteed satisfaction in
Be sure and call on
for guaranteed satisfaction in
J. H. Green & Co.
should try
The Best Wall Paper at
J. E. Hethbrisgton.
Down they come. This is no BLOW
but solid TRUTH. My stock of
New and beautiful asaortmont at
Oskuloosi Markets.
.OrriCK nr Orkai.oosa WkeklyHfraud.
Oskaloosa, lowa. April 10, a: ’7B,
Wheat— milling pcrbu HOffi'.-O
** Shippers, •* “ ?sfc:o
Oats— White “ “ is
** —Mixed •* »• K
Corn— “ “ 25
Ryk— •• •*
BARNEY— ... “ “ 30Q2!)
Timothy Seed- *• *• HOni tu
Clover Seed— ... “ “ Gte>aG < 0
_ „ . Stock.
Cattle— Butcher’s stock. Lest percwt 2(*ia2'."
** —Shipping ” •* 330aJ «'»
Hoos- ** “ “ 3 i:>
Sheep- *• *1 50a2 1(1
„ Hides-Furs and Wool.
Hides— Green .. per W. Sets
** —Dry “* “I0i«l2“
Sheep Pelts— each 2-1 to l m
Wool— fleece was he.l .. per lb soa. w;
“ tub washed :jf>a4o
*• unwashed •* *• 28u25
Produce, Vegetables and Fruit-
Egos— perdoz. 5lot;i 4
Butter— •• n> 1 .n
Cheese— ** it. 1;.
Potatoes— per bu
Onions— •• .Vtaw*
apples— M ** 1 r. 0.^173
Flour, Feed. Etc.
Flour— Best Minnesota brands, cwt 3(Vk< :; 7.1
" Best Kansas brands.... “ “ 4 U 0
“ Mahaska co. new wheat “ •‘2 25u‘: 4<i
Graham Flour dm
Cohn Meal— “ bu r><i
Chopped Feed (jo
Chicago Lire Slock Market.
Chicago, April !J.
HOOS—Receipts, 18,1(19; market a shadi
weaker; mixed packing slow, 3 35t«r3 :
light, 3 [email protected] 55; choice heavy, '■’> t>‘
CATTLE—Receipts, *5.070; m.i:
steady and unclianged; sliippmu sh
SHOta.’i 25; feetlcis and st'a-kers,ti,
butchers’ stull, steady; slecis, B • '!>*>
cows, 1 ?s<a l 00; bulls, 7* . r 1 v«
2 .10(0,4 50.
SHEEP —Receipts, 1,570; ma’.ket «p..<
and easy, and sales principally to sn;j
pers at 4 50(5 5 80.
Chicago General Market.
Chicago, April b.
BUTTER—Quiet; No. 1, fancy creamery,
choice do, 27®5-'l"; fancy dairy, 21 it.; c\
tra do, 21(&33.
Close—Wheat, 1 ofi’* April; 1 h- J i May. < orn
[email protected], May; 41? 8 fe11?2 June. Oats. ■_'<■
26)4 May. Pork, steady at S 95<5 a cash *>r April.
Lard,steady; 7<g,7 «i'/ t cash or April.
Advertisements under this head at 5 cent-; , 1
line. No insertion for less than 25 cents.
r|M) LKT.
At Indianapolis, lowa, a good dwelling md
storeroom. A gootl opening for s«iiiic live inn -
chant. Apply to Dr. A. Hanks, Indian. ip di -
fowa. or herald office.
IiAOK SALE.—llk)acres of good land in M r.-
roe Tp.. Mahaska count y. Knipiir- uUii
ottice. M
Foil's ai„k < >1: TiiAin: \ .
south-west Oskaloosa. for sale or trade 1.
farmland. House new, has 8 rooms, and Nc.l
cellar. Enquire of Martin Bacon, <> kali..'
or at this office. _ 2Siiid|:d
fTtOR BALE CHEAP. Two Dwelling Hoiu
-T situated in North-east part of city on
Gospel Ridge. One with *» rooms and cellar,
the other new with 8 rooms and cellar.
n 8 » 11. Phelps.
TAOR SALE.—The Beacon 11. .tel. n .
-T with good stone basement 26x88. G.m.
cellar 16x21. The only hotel in the town. Ilcr
is a chance for some LIVE man to make mon
ey. Term part cash, balance on lonir time
Enquire of M. C. Kunv at K. & 1). depot, B> >-
oon. lowa. o
TTtOR SALE.—One new Arc proof sale, inn
As style. Will sell for les> than lirst cost.
4;i C. H. I‘helps
Dress Goods.
All the
At prices unusunily low.
Also A Full Line Of
C.T. Willard & Co.
Mrs. J. L. Moore, is now
at home after an absence o f
over two weeks spent, in
Chicago, where she has
been Carefully Studying
the Styles and Selecting an
Elegant stock of Millinery
and LadieslFancy Goods.
A fine lot of Street and
School Hats for Ladior,
Misses and Children now
Wednesday and Thursday
of next week, 17th and 18tr
will be opening days, and
the Ladies are respectfully
invited to call and examine
an elegant stock of Pat
tern Hats and Bonnets, and
other Fancy Goods.-
Mrs. Moore is happy to
inform her many friends
and customers that she is
again assisted by Miss LOU
PADGETT, the popular
Milliner, who has been
with her for so many
A Magnificent Line
And all necessary maleiial foi
Just received.
We Make This A Specialty.
Call and see our Goods.
Java, Waffle
Ami other kinds of
A complete stock of
Our usual immense stock of
Has been increased by the addition
Of a large number of brand"
Secured for our
We Defy All
In these goods and invite your at
tention to them.
Large stock. All kinds and grades a
Ties. Collars and Cuffs.
Handkerchiefs, Shirts. &c.
Everything to make this line com
plete. Our stock of
Is very large, and are not only the
But also the
• C. T. Willard & Co.
\Y r o Announce our
It u<> time during our residence here has
our stock been so riylcte with
in every depart nu-nt We offer
and display a line id
Beauiifui in variety
!Vnd Challenge Compari
son of Prices with
New York
We Shall Advertise
I-'ruin week to week, anil ask in the
meantime a
Full Examination
of Our Stock.
\\V him* just open
ed a Largo Lino of
St root Hats, and ( hil
droik and Yi iss <* s
School Hats, also Now
Fit>\vors, < frnamonts.
and i *iocp (loods.
Miss Horne
<>ur popular last lull s
Milliner, has arrived
and brought with hor
tlio nowost and most
ohoico stylus ot llats.
which shu is ready to
trim up on short no
tion. Pattern hats
now on exhibition.
Have during the
>ast week opened
dioioe patterns ot Ta
:> ply and two ply
I and a full line
>f Cotton Warp Par
MY advise our friends
i* o n t e m p 1 a timt; the
purchase of( ’arpets to
lan NOM as the stoek
is fresh and the prices
XFjY HR were as low
as they are this season
Oive us a “Look"
before purchasing.
Scotch Cassivnere Suits
Blue Flannel Suits,
For raon and Boys at

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