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Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, lowa.
Oskaloosa, lowa, in one of the best agri
cultural counties in the State- with an
abundanceof cheap coal and wood> Holly
waterworks, good railroad connections
unrivaled school facilities- energetic pop
ulation and healthy climate, invites at
tention to its advantages. Be sure to
visit Oskaloosa if you are contemplating
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Locals 101 Wl ill! fioj Si T.V) 280
Not ices In Lost. Found and Wanted column,
•'* wnts per line each week; no insertion for less
than 25 cents.
Kditorial notices of business nature. 201
corns per line.
Marriage notices SI.OO.
Ob tuarios free. I
t'hureh notices free. I
Plate advertisements must be all metal, or I
no contract will be made. I
Porte Welch to-night. j
Fire works at Vernon’s.
•'Business before politics.” j
Porte Welch at Court House to-night. |
llarry Webber; Opera House, Friday, I
Juue 11. j
Read the for sale local of the blue front I
store. I
Soim thing new at Win Mattison’s; see I
locals. I
Levi Cook & Son’s want to repair your I
‘‘Business before politics” at Court!
House to night.
11. Howard & Son ask you to read their I
locals carefully. . I
Cyrus Beede offers you a new article of I ■
food. See locals. j
Mrs. M. M. Rice has our thanks lor a I *
beautiful bouquet of roses. | <
Who wants to trade wood fora good j |
sewing machine? Call here
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Read the numerous Hour locals of I c
Mahaska millers* Flour Feed store. I I
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11. S. England is running a hack line I a
to all parts of the ciiy. l*riee 25 cents. I r
Weaver A Powell enumerate many ar-| *,
tides for daily family use, iu local!
column. ! 11
Ihe M. E. festival last Wednesday I
cveuiug cleared $70.25; a good showing I e
for the ladies who had it in charge. I S
Great Short-horn sale at Agency City. I "
lowa, Wednesday, June 23d, lsso. S<e| t(
card in this week’s Hi:i:.\i.i> fi»r particu-j
lars ! ff
1 lie Congregational Church folks have I b
1 ud a new and solid sidewalk on the cast I lc
and south sidis of their lot, where it was I tc
much needed | fi
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I he Historical Society of Penn College I
will give their annual exhibition in col- l a|
lege chapel, Tuesday evening, June 15. j
All are cordially invited. |
J. M. Byers, chairman of the township! m
board of trustees informs us that from! 01
January Ist to June Ist he expended of the 101I 01
poor fund 8f199.11 iu aid of the ppor. I a
Election or Okkickus. — Next Wednes- 1 cc
day night occurs the regular semi-annual I m
election of officers in Banner Lodge 1.1 M
L. of H. It is earnestly desired that all |wi
members be present. | m
Geo. Bentley felt h » good over Gar- J
field’s nomination (or rather Graut’ade-I
bolt) that lie “set up” n box ~f Havanas!
for the boys, and they were smoked to I e< j
the nominee’s health and election.
Our new sanctum carpet cost $1.20 per
yard, and we put it down expressly for
our friends to spit on - ; it’s a regular daisy
to Absorb tobacco juice, and is much more
convenient than spittoons, does not have
to be carried out and emptied every day,
you know. ♦
Rkmovkd. —Jesse Merrill has removed
his “tonsorial palace” from the cellar
under the south east corner building, to
Mr. Loughridge’s room ou east side, 2
doors south of Downing House, which he
has lilted up in elegant style for the com
fort of liis customers.
<l. 11. Bltnlgett, of Victor, lowa, will
reward the taker up of one light gray gel
dim:, hip shot on near side; one gelding,
dark bay, with spot in forehead, and
white hind foot; and a bay mare with nar
row blaze ia face, and white hind foot.
Send information as above.
J. S. Conner, who succeeded Will
Taintor as book keeper for Excelsior Coal
Company, goes to Danville, Team, to
take charge of the Orange Iron Works at
that place. Mr. Conner won the esteem
and lastiug friendship of all those who
became acquainted with him while here,
and though we hate to lose him, we are
pleased to know that he left his position
here for a more lucrative one. Mr. 11.
C. Hock well will succeed Mr. ('.inner as
book-keeper for the Excelsior.
ComciOKNCE.—Job n and George Mitch
ell, brothers, living east of town and
about five miles apart, came to town hur
riedly last Thursday about the same
hour and upon the same business. The
brothers met next morning, and in one
breath made similar statements very
much as follows: ‘‘We’ve got a girl at
our house,” and “We’ve got a gii. at our
house,” which was true, and these twin
cousins came into this world of trouble
the same day and almut the same hour.
A put up job, evidently.
('ban Perdue sends us a copy of the
newsy Courier , of Beloit, Kansas, which
blooms all over with big Load-lines rejoic
ing over a late rain in that section. We
are 'lad to hear that the showers of re
freshing rain have visited that fast town,
and now if a fall of the
“Hcfrchbing show ers of grace divine”
that we read of would only visit Chan
and the Courier editor they would shout
glory, hallelujah with a vim. But in this
world one can hardly expect so great a
series of blessings ut once, and the boys
will have to take it in slices.
Prayed koii Him.—lt will be rcinctn
b red that Tim <). Walker, of tin* Bloom
field Democrat, accidentally discharged
a load of duck shot into a companion's
Ixxly last fall while out hunting. It was
a frightful wound, and the wounded man,
thinking that he would die before medi
cal assistance could arrive, asked Tim to
pray for him, and although it was entirely
new business for him, Tim struck an atti-
tude and prayed a pray that hut for the
injunction which reads, “The prayers of
the wicked availeth naught,” would no
doubt have been an effective effort.
When it was ascertained that the wounded
man would recover, Tim swore him to
secrecy, hut it somehow leaked out.
Ilt-ury W. McCall of Farmington, 1111-
noiM, brother of our F. W., writing us on
private business bay*: “We have fair
prospect both for fruit and crop* generally.
Weather has been favorable; a few heavy
rains. I cannot well do without the llkjuld
as it keeps me posted as to the old settlers,
but how many arc passing away ; soon an
entire new generation will occupy their
place. A few are still left as standing
monument*. I enjoy the history of the
Herald boys, (Devils) many I remember of
delivering the new year’s address, which
gave us the history of the past year, and
now to see how many of those boys have
made themselves useful and renowned, al
though the most of them were poor. What
an encouragement for those who follow
Leighton, Lee & Leighton Bros.
Editors and Proprietors.
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1880.
The closing of each year of this pros
perous and justly popular institution has
become a matter of more than local im
portance. Its annual return not only
causes our city to put on something of
gala-day airs, but likewise attracts visit
ors from various parts of this and other
I “Commencement week" was opened on
I Sunday last by the Baccalaureate sermon,
Iby Pres. Carpenter. The effort is said to
| have been one of the President’s most
| happy and practical addresses, though
I the delivery was somewhat lessened in
I effectiveness by a severe cold, which
affected the speaker’s voice. The theme
was “Life’s Motives,” predicated upon
the first clauso of Ps. 37 : 3.
After the sermon Messrs. C. E. Foote
and J. G. Thompson, of the Senior class
in the Bible Department, were solemnly j
ordained to the work of the ministry, the
officers of the church officiating. |
J Commencement exhibitions were open
lod by the Society, on Monday
! evening, June 7. This is a society formed
| within the last two years, and composed
| of juniors, seniors, and post graduates.
I By Bp.m. a goodly number had assm-
I bled in college hall. The chapel was
I neatly arranged iu keeping with com-
I menccmcnt times. Leaves and garlands
I were twined about chaudcliers andj looped
I up about the walls, which were tastefully
I decorated with evergreens and paintings.
I Among the paintings no one failed to no-
I tice a large one by Mrs. W. P. Macy. It
| is a life-sizo painting of her little boy and
| girl. Maime is standing on a rustic bench,
I under a cherry tree, with her apron full of j
I cherries, and is in the act of dropping one
down to her little brotiier, Otis, who is
bending eagerly forward to receive it.
This painting speaks for itself and needs
no encomium. On either side of this
| hangs a painting, the work of Mrs. Ma-1
cy’s pupils. The one on the left a wild
landscape scene, by Miss Ervillo Harris;!
the one on the right, by Miss Sallic Mullin,
an oriental scene. Both do honor to pu
pils and teacher alike.
A beautiful fountain, the work of G.
W. Haggard, beautitiee the stage.
Prof. Macy opened the exercises with
prayer, after a beautiful piece of music.
We were treated with music again.
Mr. C. E. Barnes (79), delivered the salu- I
tatory. Ilis speech was full amt bristling I
over with points. He seemed to strike
right and left regardless of whose hobby
or pet politician he assailed, ilis deliv
ery was not forcible enough, but the spi
ciness or his production made up for it in
part. lie discussed Chinese immigration
in favor of it, and assailed Blaine’s rec
ord in this matter; slated that the colored
rrce had never received honors at the
North; that Senator Bruce would step
down from political life now that he had
made Kansas his home. There is a race
prejudice among us, conceal it as we may,
Miss Lizzie Lyon (77), of Minburn, talk-
ed upon “Our Country’s Greatest Danger.’’
She was not fully prepared. Hesitation
in delivery detracted somewhat from oth
erwise a good forcible speech. She en
tered into the problem of foreign immi-
gration in her usual vigorous and logical
manner; discussed the danger ftom the
foreign element in general, as only the
lowest grades of society, as a rule, come
to our country, and in a few years become
full Hedged, free America and
voters. Especially is there danger from
the Chinese. Ignorance leads to poverty
and crime, as statistics piove. The Re
public’s greatest danger is ignorance.
Miss Alice Merrill’s declamation (Christ-
mas Times) was somewhat out of the
ordinary style. She entered into the spirit
of her production and her delivery was in
a style in keeping with it. It was humor
ous in its character aud presented the
colored people’s happy times on Christ
mas eve, with their banjo and dance.
Miss Merrill sang “Noah and . his Boat,”
with violin accompaniment, in true Freed
men style. The song was full and run
ning over with humor. Great applause
followed her production.
Miss Mary Wood (’SO) spoke of Heroes,
in her accustomed earnest manner; show
ed the tendency of the age to worship the
heroes of old ; there are greater heroes of
the present day; heroes who quietly at
tend to the daily duties of life, who help
the poor, relieve the sutlering, and work
for the salvation of humanity—heroes
none the less.
Last was a speech by J. I‘. Jackson (’7b)
on Compulsory Education. The facts
presented in favor of a compulsory law
were sound aud convincing. An intel
ligent people is the true and only founda
tion of a republican or any other form of
Appropriate music was interspered dur
ing the evening, participated in by Profs.
Wright and Given, Mrs. Logan, Misses
Merrill, Veddcr, Enos, Sellers, and Fer
The President,J Mr. George Haggard,
thanked the audience for their presence
and attention in a few well timed romarks
and declared the assembly at an end.
On Tuesday evening was the joint exhi
bition of the Athenian and Stella Crinita
Societies. The introductory performance
of the evening was a declamation entitled
“Nations and Humanity” by Charles W.
Martindale, of Greeley. The speaker
made a fine appearance on the stage, and
evidently had a very clear conception of
the analysis of the piece, and rendered it
well, though not possessed of an excel
lent voice.
This was followed by an oration enti
tled “Partyism,” by J. L. Wood, Forest
villo. The speech abounded, aud was
well delivered, though there might be
honest diflerences of opinion as to the
merits of certain men named.
Miss Josie Agncr gave a fine rendering
of the “Flood of Years."
“The True and False" was the title
of a thoughtful oration by J. P. Martin
dale, of Greeley.
1 he closing oration was by Miss Ervillc
Harris, of Oskaloosa, in her own inimita
ble style. Subject, “The Great Ameri
can Purrer," in the handling of which the
keen lash of her rhetoric drew the red
on the backs of hypocritical tricksters
generally and specifically.
The entertainment was one of the best
ever given by the societies, and had the
merit of not lieing of tedious length.
Selby Moran, of Kldora, presided with
elllclency und dignity.
As we go to press, the Phi Chi Theta
and I hilomathi Societies are in readiness
for the following entertaining programme
which no doubt will be rendered in their
usual excellent style.
QUAUTET—”Again as Evening.’’ Millard.
Missies Merrill axu Veddek
Prof’s Wright and Givens
1)1 ET “lot Us Gather Bright Flowers.” a lover.
Misses Uunnels and Weimer.
A SKETCH-”Knowledge, Ancient and Mod
11. H. Phillips, - - Middletown.
DECLAMATION— “Mona’s Waters.”
Dorris Ferguson, - _ Altoona.
DUET -”luvitatlon to the Dance.” ITW*r.
Miss Cooley Aud Prof. Wkiuiit.
ORATION—‘’Even this shall Pass Away.”
Ballia. Mullen. . . Sidney.
I>Kof. AMA l lON—“Doaih-hcd of Arnold.”!
S. O. Harris, - * ltoohester, X. Y.
QUARTET—“A Dream of Home.” While.
Misses Ferguson and Enos,
Prof. Wiuuht and Givens.
ESS AY—” From Shore to Shore.”
Eva Owen, . - Oskaloosa.
OBATION—“What the Old World Owes to the
C. L. if a yes, . . Gifford.
DUET-‘‘Good Night.” - Thompson.
Miss Merrill and Prof Weight.
Ihe music of all the sessions has been
of a superior character, aud has been
under th* direction of Prof. Wright, who
has been ably assisted by Profs. Giv
ens and Bottenfieid, Mrs. Logan, Misses
Merrill, Veddcr, Kuos, Ferguson and
The great feast of the week, however,
is reserved for to-day (Thursday). The
following programme will indicate what
the friends of the institution may expect
on the twelfth commencement of their
cberlahed college.
Music, chorus, “Father, Oh hear us.”
Music, chorus, “University Anthem.”
Salutatory, “Infidelity, an enemy; of
Commencement Week.
law;” G. D. Ilaegard, Springfield, Minn.
•‘Easy Things;” J. G. Thompson, Oska
loosa, lowa.
“Battle-won Crowns;” Mattie A. Por
ter, White Pigeon, lowa.
Music, solo, “A Mother’s Dream;” Mis 9
Alice Merrill.
“Evolution of Ideas;” Flora Haddix,
Davenport, lowa.
“The Soul’s Immortal Vision;” Z. V.
Long, Albion, lowa.
“Freedom of the Mind;” Sue J. Jones,
Oskaloosa, lowa.
Music, trio, “Carlino;” Mrs. Logan,
Profs. Givens and Wright.
“The Cross and the Crown;” C. E. Foote
Grinnell, lowa.
Valedictory, “Christianity, the Basis of
Modern Civilization;” Mary E. Wood,
Forestville, lowa.
Music, Duet, “Beautiful Sea;" Misses
Vedder and Merrill.
2p. m. Music, solo, “Flower Girl;”
Mrs. V. K. Logan.
Master’s Oration; Estelle Harris (class
of ’77), Oskaloosa, lowa.
Music, quintette, “Moonlight Dance;”
Misses Vedder, Sellers and Merrill, Profs.
Givens and Wright.
Annual Address; Isaac Errett, editor'of
the ChrittiaH Standard y Cincinnati, Ohio.
Music, duet and quartet, “Dear College
Friends;” Misses Ferguson and Enos,
Profs. Givens und Bottentield.
Alumni meeting at 5 p. m.
Reunion of students at 8 p. m
Commencement Week
The written examinations which pre
cede the public entertainments begin on
Friday of this week and continue until
Tuesday forenoon of next week.
On Tuesday evening, the 15th inst., at
8 o’clock, the Historical Society gives its
annual exhibition in the College Chapel.
A good programme has been provided,
and it is expected that the entertainment
will be such as to maintain the high rep
utation gained by the society in its for
mer exhibitions.
The commencement exercises occur on
Wednesday morning, tho 10th, at 10
o’clock. The following are the names of
the class: James Carroll, MaimeC. Bcede,
Wm. Earl Morgan, and Woods Hutchin
The Baccalaureate Address will be de
livered by President 11. Trueblood.
Wednesday evening the exercises of
the Commencement week will close with
a reunion and sociable, which promises to
be a very enjoyable occasion.
Citizens of Oskaloosa and friends of
education every where within reach are
cordially invited to be present on all
these occasions.
Eds. llbrald. We would like very
much to hear from the Chicago Conven
tion in this corner.
We met Mr. A. Duncan who came to
this township last spring. He resides on
the J. N. 11. Campbell farm. Mr. Dun
can is an intelligent gentleman and a
strong republican.
One of the speakers at Pella the other
day, so the story goes, said that he would
as soon scatter llowers on the graves of
those who wore the gray as those who
wore the blue. Perhaps we do not see
alike in many things. #
Alexander McCutchen has moved his
grocery into thi room lately occupied by
Al. Smith.
Old Uncle Jim Engle is building a new
Some of our feeders have sold their
cattle. J. T. Uedpath shipped his over
to Chicago. George Sbeesley sold his to
Charley Miller and so did Engle. Price
We do hope the Pella folks will not
send any more bad whisky over this way.
Rich landku.
Peoria, June 7, 1880
Eds. Herald. —Under the genial influ
ence of the continued showers, the crops
are booming. Tho only thing the old
croakers can find to croak about is the
fear that we will get too much rain.
The liabing party “came off” last Sat
urday, and I learn from some who partic
ipated, that it was quite an enjoyable oc
casion in spite of the shower; though I
could sec no occasion for any war like
demonstrations, they had a Canon with
them; and I suppose the reason the show
ers did not trouble them was that they
had their Caves.
Malcolm Triplett met with a serious
loss on the night of May ,‘JO, by the burn
ing of his hou?c. The fire ia supposed to
have originated from a vessel of ashes
that had been removed from the stove
and been left in the kitchen; most of the
contents were saved but the house was
entirely consumed. Mr. Triplett is ma
king preparations to rebuild soon.
The Baptist church has lately been
much improved in appearance, by paper
ing and kalsomining, and I understand
will soon be carpeted, aud the pulpit re
The three sabbath schools of this place
arc in a flourishing condition.
I would like to hurrah for the presiden
tial nominee, but ignorance of his name
Fremont, June 7
Sunday-school convention ot the sixth
district met in Simpson M. E. church,
Monday evening, the 7th inst.
Gen. F. M. Drake, president, called the
convention to order; devotional exercises
were conducted by President Trueblood.
Rev. Carnine made an address of wel
come, to which the president of the con
vention responded. A few speeches of a
general character, and the convention ad
journed to 8:o0 Tuesday.
Tuesday. —Convention called to order.
Devotional meeting led by W. A. Spauld
ing, a most profitable season, in wbicb
the hearts of Christians were quickened.
The attendance though not large, was
good, and each one seemed in earnest.
The business of the convention was
opened by reading the minutes of the last
evening’s session, also the report of the
distiict secretary, Mrs. M. E. Gill, of
Centreville. Mrs. Gill not being present,
Gilbert L. Farr, the secretary of the con
vention, read the report, the substance of
which was a history of the district con
vention, and an urgent plea for organized
eflbrt for the accomplishment of the ends
of the convention.
This being the lirat meeting of the
sixth district Bab bath-school workers, a
motion was passed that all workers in
Sabb&th-scliool should be considered
members of the convention.
Committees were appointed so as to
facilitate the work of the convention.
In the absence of Mr. Bteckel, of
Bloomfield, Dr. Coxegave a Normal exer
cise, greatly to the interest and profit of
the convention. Topic: The Books of the
Afternoon. —Devotional exercises con
ducted by Kev. J. M. Baugh. A larger
attendance this afternoon, and an in
creasing interest is manifested. Hcv. J.
U. Dale gave a Normal lesson. Topic:
Rowing and Heaping.
The lesson embraced the following
1. Bower: Matthew XIII, 37; Matthew
XIII, 38; Gal. 0, 7.
2. Seed: Luke VIII, 2; Matthew 13,
38; Matthew 13, 39.
3. Boil: Matthow 18, 19, 23; Luke 8,
1. Time to Bow.
2. Luke 8, 12.
8. Gal. 0,7.
4. “He that soweth sparingly shall
also reap sparingly.”
A short time was devoted to reports
from the counties of the district.
Dr. Coxc delivered an address. Theme:
Word and the Work.
A young man by the name of Martin
Delaney, a brakeman on the C., It. I. &
P. railroad, waa instantly killed and most
horribly mangled at Ottumwa laat Friday
by being run over by eight cars and an
engine. He was between the cars loosen
ing a coupling pin when be fell with the
above result. His borne was in Keokuk,
where the body was taken.
The Des Moines Valley Medical Associa
tion met in this city Wednesday, June 2d.
We have been so deeply engrossed in the
political situation as to overlook particu
lars about this session, but we learn that
it was a very interesting one. About 40
members were present. Two sessions
were held in the day time and at night a
banquet was partaken of. Dr. Gutch of
Albia was chosen President, Dr. Hlnsley
of Ottumwa, Vice-President, Dr. William
son of Ottumwa Permanent Secretary,
Dr. Young of Bloomfield Assistant Secre
ry. The next meeting will occur at Albia,
in January.
Second appearance in this city this
season of the Gulick Dramatic company;
supporting the famous comedian, Mr.
Harry Webber, who will appear in the
most amusing eccentric picture of high
life ever created, Lord Dnndreary in
Tom Taylor’s world-famous comedy,
“Our American Cousin.” Houses crowd*
ied every where! Universally endorsed
by the leading newspapers. Patronized
by fashion and culture. Admission 50
and 36 cents. No extra charge for reserv
ed seats. Dont forget the date. June 11.
Secure your tickets at once and avoid the
rush at H. L. Briggs, drug store.
Cabinet.— Hon. J. N. H. Campbell has
I lately returned from a visit to Ohio, and
I brought with him specimens of iron ore
I from that section which he left with us
I and for which he has our thanks,
j Robt. Moore of Harrison also leaves us
a specimen of Lake Superior iron ore,
very fine. Also a block of erode chew
ing gum. This is nothing more nor less
than crude petroleum pressed in large
cakes. In this form it is sold to the
manufacturers who bleach it out, put a
little flavor in It, press and cut it out in
cakes or strips and sell it to the girls to
practice their pretty jaws upon. Come up,
girls, and see what the gum you chew is
made of.
j Who Know#?—A copy of tho Oskaloo
sa, Kansas, Sickle is sent us with the fol
lowing article marked: “A postal from
S. C. Johnson, dated Blooming Grove,
Linn county, Kansas, May 27, 1880, says:
‘Please state in your paper that John D.
Wilson was killed on the 26th inst. by a
team running off near Blooming Grove.
I He was 18 years old, and was on his way
home to some of his folks near Oskaloosa.
He said he had been in Arkansas with bis
sister. We can hardly find where to
write, He said that he lived a mile and a
halt north of Oskaloosa.’ We have made
inquiry and can find no ono who knows
anything of the unfortunate young man
spoken of sbove, and our opinion is that
he referred to Oskaloosa, lowa, as his
destination, instead of this place.”
Bos. Herald.— Did you hoar of the Ashing
party on Skunk river Sunday, tho 2<d—
if so would you give the particulars? X.
Yes, we heard of it. It was a memora
ble occasion wasn’t it? The full particu
lars would read like a dime novel. Our
space Is limited this week, however, and
as a full account would be lengthy, we
defer it for the present.
Eds. Herald.— Tho health of this
neighborhood is good at present.
Our school is going on smoothly and
all right under the control of Miesltuhan
uah Stephens.
Crops of all kinds are looking well, ex
cept grass which will be a light crop on
account of so much dry weather. It
seems as though farmers arc trying to see
who can keep their corn the cleanest,
which is a sign of good crops. Good
prospect for fruit of all kinds so far.
It seems that our friend J. B. Redbum
cannot keep still after finishing his fine
barn which lacks but little of covering
half an acre of land, and he has now
commenced for himself a fine house; has
the basement excavated and two teams
are hauling brick; mechanics will be at
work in a few days. His neighbors will
wake up some morning soon and find J.
B. living in a fine large brick mansion.
He says that lowa, and especially this
part of it, is the best place in the world
and ho is going to live here.
June 8. East Oskaloosa.
Eds. llkkald.— Having seen nothing
from this part of the country for some
time, I thought that I would try and drop
you a few notes.
Crop prospects were never better in
this section of the county, at this time
of year. Hay is going to be short and
light. The most of the farmers are going
over their com the second time. There
are some of the slow ones not started to
plow yet, but It is mostly those of the
greenback party, who are crying hard
You asked some time ago for a list of
all the Octogenarians in the county. Now
I think that I can tell you of about the
oldest person! have seen for some time.
It is Mrs. Lester; she was 87 years old
last Christmas eve, is now In good health
for one of her years, retains all of her
s crises and can read the finest print with
out the aid of glasses. She is the mother
of ten children—seven boys and three
girls. Two of the sons are dead, the rest
are all living in this township. She has
sixty grand children and twenty-seven
great grand children and every one of
them are republicans. Now let anyone
beat that.
Yesterday was the day of the special
election to vote a tax to aid the New
Sharon & Eastern R. R. by voting a three
percent tax, but it was defeated by, three
votes and we all felt much better over it.
I hear that our committeeman has called
the township convention to appoint dele
gates to the county convention, and you
may rest assured that they will be Cutts
Now do you not think that it is about
time for our corner to get some of the
offices of the county? We have never had
one since I can recollect, and I have lived
here since ’54; in that time we got to send
the Hon. John N. Dixon to Des Moines
and this is to be our portion for time
without end. So it is no wonder that
voters of our party get careless and do
not turn out on election day.
James Bell and Mrs. J. R. Lester started
last Thursday for Michigan to visit their
lriends. Mr. Bell expects to bring his
father home with him, who is nearly as
old as Mrs. Lester, being over 80.
I have just been ont over the country,
and it is a credit to the farming communi
ty to have such enterprising farmers as
we have in this corner, but particularly
the young farmers, such as the Soults
boys, Wm. Hazlctt, D. L. Lyons and sever
al others that I could name, are go-ahead
young farmers and all of our most indus
trious young men are republicans of the
true blue. More anon.
June 3rd, 1880.
Eds. Herald.— Plowing corn is the
principal business of the farmers. It all
looks well.
C. H. Smith and wifo roturn from the
west this week.
Mr. Cathcart.near Garden Hall, is build
ing a large barn, which will be finished
Mr. U. B. Stigers returned from Chica
go last week. His uncle from Pennsyl
vania came home with him. He shipped
21 bead of fat steers which brought him
a neat tittle sum. He has about 100 head
of hogs which he will ship in the fall.
A. C. Bell's school will have a picnic at
Bearie’s Grove, two miles south of Gar
den Hall, June 26. A grand time is ex
pected. Everybody is cordially invited.
To those in this vicinity who herd cat
tle, plant corn. Ash, and hunt on Sunday,
we kindly say to you, you must stop it;
if words won't the law must. This is our
last notice to you.
Letters from Smith county, Kansas, say
that corn planted In April is not op yet
on acoount of dry weather.
Wo never saw the fruit crop look so
promising as it does at present in this
township. Yours.
June 7,18 W). X.
John Smith.
Prof. John W. Woody returned this
week from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where
he has been for some months past in at
tendance at the Law University of that
C. Cummings and family left last night
for Stansbury, Missouri, where lie goes
to take charge of a large eating house on
tho line of the Wabash, St. Louis & Pa
cific R. R.
I The Centerville Citizen says: “The
people of Appanoose, Monroe and Muhas
ka counties are indebted to the untiring
energy of Gen. Drake for a St. Louis out
let and a competing Chicago and eastern
connection. Through his efforts the Cen
tral becomes a great trunk line instead of
a road which is at the mercy of others as
has been the case heretofore. In less
than sixty days the people of Monroe and
Mahaska will enjoy the reasonable rates
which Appanoose has had by the M. I. &
Oskaloosa, June —, 1880
Called meeting. Present—The Mayor
and Councilmen Abraham,Briggs, Brown.
Frankel, Lacey, Mattison, Nash, and
The Mayor stated that the meeting was
called at the instance of the Water Works
Company, to take some action in regard
to the extension of water mains in the
third ward.
The water committee, to whom was re
ferred the petition of J. E. Kline and
others, asking for the extension, reparted
in favor of the extension, provided that it
may be made without in any mannerjim
nairing the existing contract with the
Water Company.
Councilman Mattison moved that the
report be received. Carried.
Councilman Briggs offered the follow
ing resolution and moved its adoption:
"Be it Resolved , That the water cotn
“mittce be instructed to contract with the
“Water Company for the extension re
“commended in the report of that com
“mittee; provided , That this action shall
“in no way impair the existing contract
“with the Water Company.
Ayes.—Councilman Abraham, Briggs.
Frankel, and Smith—4.
Nays.—Councilman Brown, Lacey, Mat
tison, and Nash—4.
Councilman Lacey changed his yote to
aye. Ayes—s. Nays—3. Carried.
Councilman Lacey moved to reconsider.
Ayes.—Councilman Abraham, Frankel,
Lacey, Nash, and Smith—s.
Nays.—Councilman Mattison—l.
On motion of Councilman Mattison the
resolution was laid over until the next
On motion of Councilman Frankel the
fire committee was instructed to procure
some suitable place for the fire engine,
large hose cart, and other tools, at a cost
not exceeding two dollars.
On motion adjourned.
D. C. Waggoner, City Clerk.
Volume eight of tho library of Univcrfal
Knowldge is received. Tho sale of this groat
work oantinues to advance beyond all precedent
In bookselling. Orders for the third 10,000 seta
are rapidly reaching the publishers. Tho mag
nitude of tlds Encyclopaedia is hardly indicated
by its price. It is the largest work ever pub
lished in this country. With tho volumes of ad
ditions, it contains 40 per cent, more matter
than the original Chambers’, the “reduced”
price of which was #25; more than 20 per cent in
excess of Johnson’s, which sells in its cheapest
form at #sl; more than ten per cent, in excess
of Appleton's, which, in cloth, is priced at #-0;
and in form, style, and qualities generally adap
ting it to popular use, we believe it more desira
blo than oither of the others at any price. It is
published by the American Book Exchange,
Tribune Building, New York. They also issue
a paper called “The Literary Revolution,”
which is sent fVce to all who dosiro It. It will
give you many ideas about baok-tnaking you
never dreamed of. Specimens of the books oi
this house may be seen at this office.
Now and then appears among our exchanges
a paper so attraotivo that wo pick it out of the
common pile and make our moutal or written
oomments upon its superior merits. The
Weekly Oats City is such a striking specimen
of newspaper excellence, and comes to our ta
bls tills week enlarged to sixty-four columns; is
so typographically neat and perfect that we
must pay it the compliment of special review.
It Is now one of the largest and handsomest
weeklies In the wesl. On its first page several
columns of editorialized telegraphic news items
appear as a new and valuable feature. Its
“Farm and Family” department is edited by
Frof. 8. A. Knapp, of the lowa State Agricultu
ral College, one of the most scientific and best
informed agriculturalists in this oonntry, and « 8
reliable authority as wo havo on such topics.
Intelllgont farmers everywhere could profit by
regular perusal of this department. The humor
ous “Worldly Walfe" aro bright, sparkling and
witty, and extensively copied. The (latk City
is ably conducted and is in all respects one of
ihe great flrst-olass newspapers of the country,
and as a family paper is unexcelled; oven its
advertising columns are weeded of all objection
able advertisements. Tho subscription price is
#1.30 a year, and if you want to subscribe for a
weekly outside of your own county we know of
none we would recommend more highly.
Summer Fashions.— With laudable enter
prise, Eiiricii’s Fashion Quarterly for the
present Summer presents its readers with a
beautiful chromo-lithograph, illustrative of ttie
Fashions of tho season. Unlike most fashion
plates, which are merely creations of the artist’s
brain, the present is a faithful reproduction of
actual, oxistont costumes, of which not only
the full descriptions but tho prices as well, ac
company the plate. For the benefit of our lady
readers we Append a brief summary of these
costumes, extracted from an advance sheet
furnished by the publishers.
No. 1 represents a walking costume in brown,
of summer camel’s hair cloth and polka dot
satin. The front is of sitin arranged in soft
folds, with side draperies of camel's hair, edged
with silk and tapo fringe. The back of the
skirt is of oamel's hair, divided from the 9lde
draperies by broad bias bands of satin, and or
namented with satin bows. The basque is made
in French coat style, with broad hip pieces of
the polka dot material, and tastefully trimmed
cuffs and collar. Price, ft 7.00.
No. 2 is a seoond walking dreas, appropriately
named the “Sunrise,” and made of gend’anue
blue French bunting and French brocade. Dy
an ingenious arrangement of the two materials
the front is ornamented with a representation
of a sun with rays; the side draperies being of
bunting meeting at a point below the basque,
and drawn to either side of the central design
of the front. The basque is of bunting, cut,
longaßd round, and appropriately trimmed with
the brocade. Price, (25.00.
The third figure in the illustration represents
a combination dress of silk in two contrasting
shades of drab. The underskirt in front is mado
of alternate strips of the two materials laid in
kilt plaiting*, the back being of a single shade,
plain and full. Tho ovorsklrt Is trimmed across
the bottom with revers of ooutrasting silk, with
a full bow of silk In two shades; tho back being
of a darker shade of silk, neatly draped. The
basque is made en panier , trim mod to corres
pond with the lower part of the costume.
Price, (28.50.
Tho last figure is that of a dinner or reception
dress of garnet colored satin duehoss, elaborate
ly trimmed with cashmere bead fringe and pas
sementerie. The skirt is arranged in a double
scarf on which the trimming is imposed to
groat advantage; while the back drapery is
formed of a double box plaiting oxtending from
the waist downward. The bask is cut with a
ooat back an elaborately trimmed. Tho sleeves
are open on the upper side, and laced with cords
of satin, with bauds of passementerie on either
side; tho lower part of tho sleeves, as well as
the trimming of tho neck, bolng finished with
ruohi ngs and plaitlngs of lace and satin. Price
B. S. Spooner has sold a half Interest in the
Appanoose Times, published at Centerville, to
parties in Albia, and next week the office will
be removed to that place, where a republican
paper, the name of which will bo tho Monroe
County Republican, will be started shortly.
White we wish Mr. Spooner auoccss personally,
yet we question the wisdom of thte movement,
made as it was by a factional opposition to the
Union, and wo fear it bodes no good to the party
in Monroe county.
The Knoxville Journal was 25 years old last
woek, and begins its 2flth under very favorable
auspices. The Journal is one of our district ex
changes that we always look for and read with
interest. It is true and trusty m Its republican
ism, sound in Its opinions, and generally cor
rect. Its editor, Mr. F. C. Barker is a gentle
man admirably adapted to tho position and Is
constantly winning friends by his excellent
qualities. In common with many others we
have for him only good wishes and the hope
that ho and bis Journal may long contlnuo in
successful life.
HARBOUR—CHOWRLL.—At the homo of
the bride’s parents, at Kookuk. lowa, last woek,
Mr. J. L. Harbour and Miss Alice Crowell.
The groom is tho Mr. Harbour so often men
tioned in these columns, and at one time our
correspondent. He Is now oity odltor of the
Leadvllle Democrat, and Is winning prominence
aa a journalist. The bride Is spoken of as an ac
complished young lady. Tbo list of presents
contains a Urge number of clogant ones, among
which there were from this section:
Handsome pearl inlaid brush and comb, Lar
rie Morgan, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Silver pieklo caster, Miss Sylvia Hoop, Kirk*
ville, lowa.
White bed spread, Mrs. Barah Ruby, Beacon,
Complete works of Dickens, from tho groom's
Silver batter dish. Misses Prue Confer and
Stella Ruby, Beacon, lowa.
WARE—MOORE.-On Monday, June 7,18*0.
by J. J. Phillips, Kau., Mr Vkahk Wakk, of
What Cheer, to Mias Lovods Mookr, of Rose
It has not been my business iutention
to make any debts. There may have been
by oversight some small amount left
standing against me. Any such please
send such to Stanbury, Missouri.
Very Truly, S. Cummings,
41wlpd Late Downing House.
It has been said that he who makes
two blades of grass to grow where only
one grew before, is a public benefactor.
What ought to be said in praise of those
who for the same money furnish flour
enough to make two loaves of bread when
only one was made before?
Yet this miracle has been wrought out
at the Miller’s flour and feed store not by
any slight of hand, but simply by fair
To the consumer it is like the return of
peace after war times.
It is like a season of plenty after a fam
ine .
It is larger cash sales and small profits
instead of old time extortion.
It is live and let live which is how the
millers do their business, no mixing of
flour nor change of grades to suit the re
duced prices.—lt is the same grade of
flour and dont you forget it
41 E. Grtnnei.l, Manager.
Confectioners’ Cream, very fine, served
up at Union Bakery, Market Street, ad
joining Mayor’s office. 41
Jourd&n’s unrivaled Baking Powder
can only be had of
41 wl Cyrus Beede.
We are still selling FLOUR like IIOT
5 CAKES, because we sell the very best at
the lowest living prices.
40w3 H. Howard & Son.
Bring along your Reapers and Mowers
for repairs, to
, 41wl * 55 Levi Cook & Sons.
Feed, Market, and Clothes Baskets; we
, have a full assortment.
30w3 11. Howard & Sou.
Still more of those codfish bricks and
cheaper than ever at
41wl Weaver & Powell’s.
I handle very cool ice cream, at one
dollar per gallon.
41 ,!.»■ McNEILAN.
The best Kansas llour always on hand
at bottom prices at
41wl Cyrus Beede’s.
The best and cheapest canned goods
in the market at
41m1 Wm Mattison's.
Weaver & Powell boast upon authority
of their customers that they have the
inside track on the tea trade. We make
specialty in this line.
The South Side is the place to get any
and every thing you want in the Grocery
line. (40w3) 11. Howard & Son.
Canvased Hams superior to any in the
market at
41wl Cyrus Beede’s.
QUEENS WARE just received. Prices as
low as the lowest.
40w3 11. Howard & Son.
Weaver & Powell have an extra lot of
white fish and mackerel in kits very cheap.
Rolls and Milk Buns delivered every
afternoon with bread.
A new invoice of toilet sets of Nice
style and pattern, prices low call and
sec them at
41wl Wm Mattison’s
The best Brands of Kansas, ami home
made Flour always on hand and warrant
ed as cheap as the cheapest at
38 W. Mattison’s.
MACK’S STEEL CUT Oat Meal best
in the city at
41wl Cyrus Beede’s.
A brand new invoice of candios just
received at
41wl Weaver & Powell’s.
Quick sales and small profits at
41wl Weaver &. Powell’s.
You can get your Harness repaired and
oiled cheap at L. L. HULL’S. 40
A barrel of dried beef sliced up in the
last five days at
41wl Weaver i Pow ell’s.
lowa City Oat meal thejbest in the mar
ket and at prices to compete with any at
38 W. Mattison’s.
For Choice Teas at low prices go to
Try McNeilan’s bread; entirely on the
new principle. No sponge, no crum
bling, no grumbling, when cut; retains
moisture, and perfectly sweet, delivered
to any part of the city. 11
One Parlor Set, almost new; one good
Piana; carpets, three bed steads and
other household articles will be sold be
low their value if sold soon. Enquire at
No. 4 south side, Blue Front. tltf
Weaver & Powell had hardly got their
large invoice of frnit jars in stock before
they began to scatter them to the four
I am selling the finest lot of Teas of all
grades at
4lwl Cyrus Beede’s.
Dried fruits in variety at the cash
grocery of
41wl Weaver & Powell.
All kinds of country produce taken in
exchange for goods and highest prices
paid for same by W. Mattison. 38
All kinds or groceries queensware an d
glassware, at bottom prices at
41wl Wm Mattison’s
Levi Cook & Sons for Reaper repairs.
Just received a fresh lot of Dozier
Weyl’s Cracker goods, such as assorted
jumbles, rifle nuts, cream crackers, cocoa
nut taffy, cracknells, oat meal and gra
ham crackers, call on
41wl Weaver & Powell.
500 Riding Saddles to be sold at retail
at wholesale prices at L. L. Hull’s. Don’t
fail to price them before purchasing. Ever
remember that money saved is money
made. 40
All kinds of Reaper repairs promptly
made at
Levi Cook & Sons.
The only genuine Mexican Coffee is to
be found at
41 wl Cyrus Beede’s.
Fire Works
at Vernon’s. 41
Dirt cheap tor cash or good note, a good
new open buggy, a phaeton and spring
wagon, all good goods and new, for sale
by L. L. HULL. 40
Those Rubber Buggy tops at L. L.
HULL’S are only $8 to sl2. No use rid
ing in the sun. 40
Hammocks and umbrellas at L. L.
HULL’S, dirt cheap. 40
You can buy a BUGGY CUSHION at
L. L. Hull’s for $1.25, no use to pay $2.50,
Neckyokcs sl.lO all complete, Saddles $2,
Web Halters 25cts, a whip worth $1 for
50cts. 40
Bananas, Oranges, Lemons and Str aw*
berries at Vernon’s. 41
Tub Soldiers’ Reunion—The rate to
Milwaukee and return from all regular
stations on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul railway, will be only a cent and a half
per mile (or less) each way. Belling days
June 6th to 12th Inclusive. Return limit
Juno 14th. Ex-soldiers and their friends
will all want to attend, and they will go
by the C., M. & St. P., the road that made
this low rate . It is the Great Milwaukee
Line. It owns a larger mileage than any
corporation in the world. It reaches with
Its own track, almost all principal points
In Northern Illinois, Northern and Eastern
lowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Ter
ritory of Dakota. It forms with its con
nections, through routes from the Eastern
Sea Board to the New Northwest, from
the Lakes to the Great Southwest. It is
the best built and the best equipped rail
way In the west. Everybody admits it.
The knowing ones all take it. You will
and every time. 40w2
Uncle Billy Freeman and family whose
house was lately destroyed by fire, ties ire
us to return thanks to their many friends
for abundant sympathy and assistance
shown them. Through their aid the fami
ly have erected a new house and will oc
cupy it by the time this reaches its read
ers. Such neighborly remembrances go
far towards the fulfilment of the true
spirit of Christian charity.
Almost the entire wheat crop on the liuc of
the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad is ser
iously effected with rust.
Farmers in Knox and Putman counties, In
dia, feel gloomy over their wheat prospects.
Dry weather and Hessians llies have ruined it.
The canning company at marshalltown will
till oo.ootf cans with vegtablcs this season, em
ploying from 250 to 300 hands, and will need i:.o
more helpers this year than last.
There has been a great increase of late years
in wheat cultivation in British India, and'it i
estimated that India ranks fourth among when
producing countries.
Peoria, Ills., Journal: The recent rains have
made a tremendous crop of hay, wnile the corn
and potatoes never looked so well in the world
while the East and the West have been burned
up by drouth, this section seemed to have been
especially favored.
In the vnulta of the Sut-Tresury in New York
there are now 130;*tons of gold, or #05,125,000
and 612 *4 to ns of silver, or #20,419,000. Of the
silver, #47,000 in half dimes, #1,004,000 in dimes
#3 288,000 in quarters. #8 650,000 in halves and
#12,477,000 in standard dollars.
Reports from thirteen counties in |Ull»ois
which last year contained over bait n million
acres of wheat, denote a present wheat acreage
of 088,505, or nu average increase of 36 per cent.
If this affords a fair specimen of the stale at
large, the increase in the State oi Illinois would
amount to 16,002,000 bushels.
The farmers in the vicinity of Elgin, Illinois,
have planted about 225 acres ol amber cane for
sugar sirup, and will give the new industry a
trial this season.
The number oi cattle killed per year in the
United States is 11,825, 000 the meutsfrom which
amounts to 4.058,300.U(W pounds and their total
value when killed for food is $608,300,200,00.
Specials to the Cleavland Herald from sixty
points of Ohio reeort the prospects of the wheat
crop never liner than at present The acreage
is largely increased and s more abundant yield
than ever is promised.
Wheat cutting was commenced in Missouri,
May 25th, the harvest beginning in Charleston
Mississippi county. This is 22 days earlier than
in 1879, and id to 12 days carli thin in tmy
previous year.
The Cincinnati Price Currant urgti s that ole
omargarine has proven a blessing, in this, that
it lias reduced the value ol' the lower gad< s of
butter, and induced dairymen to exert them
selves to improve the quality of their produc
Getting rich fast. Our national debt was re
duced $ i5,92>,033.87 during last month.
Samples of new No, 1 winter wheat from Ten
nessee reached Chicago on Tuesday of this
A lotter from Southern Nebraska says line
rains have fallen there, and one can “see the
corn grow.”
The public debt was reduced a larger amount
in May than ever before in any ono month. The
total for the live mouths of Ism) is nearly sixty
millions, as follows:
January #11,011,203 95
February, -. 5,072,019 75
March i 4,405,680 05
April, 12,073.070 50
May, 15.928,033 87
Total, #59,098,058 72
In a recently published letter Mr. I>ei Mar
estimates that the total stock of coin and bul
lion In the world to-day Is over # ; >,o00,000,t 00;
that France, Great Britain, and Germany hold
two-thirds ol it, and with other foreign coun
tries nine-tenths, and the United States one
tentli of the whole. Since the discovery of
America the production has been over #13.000,-
000,000, and the difference, he states, Ims been
consumed in the arts, lie predicts danger
ahead in the event of war. political revolution,
commercial stringency or a resumption of
specie payments in the “suspended” countries
of Europe, when, ho says, away will go our
small stock, away resumption and all that de
pends on its maintenance.
Oskaloosa Mark e 1...
Wednesday, June 0, 1880.
Wheat—milling per bn 1 5©90
** Shippers, “ ** iia-o
Oats—White *• ** 25
“ —Mixed “ “ 23
Cohn— “ * 24 to 25
KYB— •• 50
Barley— “ “ [email protected]
Timothy Seed — .... i 50
Clover Seed — ** “ 350
Corrected weekly by James McCulloch, pro
prietor Rock Island Elevator, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Produce Veeetables and Fruit-
Bog a— perdoz s
Butter— “ is [email protected]
Cheese— •* jb [email protected]
Potatoes— per bn 2 r >a3s
Onions— “ - l boat 50
Apples— ** ••
Flour, Feed. Etc.
Flouk— Best Minnesota brands, owt 2 75©3 25
*• Best Kansas brands ... “ 3 00(^320
“ Mahaskaco.new wheat * 2 50&3 00
Graham Flour 3 [email protected] s<i
Corn Meal— ** bu 70©d)
Chopped Feed ?5®85
Oskaloosa Live Stock Mark'd corrected
weekly by Johnson & Hawkins.
Hogs, 3 25/a 3
Cattle, 3 00(fr4 00
Chicago Live Stock Market.
Union Stock Yards, June —T.« Dro
ver's Journal reports:
HOGS—Receipts, -2- market lirm and
5c off; packing, 4.0(@4.25; light. 4.10n4.35;
choice heavy. 4.3t>®5. 111.
CATTLE.—Receipts. 1.000; market active and
lOc higher; rough and heavy cattle quiet; choice
native, 1.20©4:50; stoekers aud feeders, 2 KV"
SllEEP.—Receipts, 4.o<Mi; firm; good. 3.re®
4.50; common, 2.75; 1amb52.08^,2.:0.
WHEAT—99I4 June: 97j July: 89; Aug.
COHN— 36' June; 804 July; 3<P Aug.
OATS—BI June; 284 July; 24’ Aug.
I’OUK -10 3254 June; Julv
LARL>—6C2J4 July; 605 Aug.
■•The best ono dollar an
laundried skirt in the
world at
41 Willard Weeks'.
Advertisements under this head at 5 cents
per line. No insertion for less than 25 oents.
PERSONS wishing a Sick Nurse will do w< 11
by calling on if. H. PICK KELL. He is at
tentive and terms reasonable- 41 w l
130 R SALE OR TRADE.—A house and lot In
west part of town. Cheap. Inquire of Geo.
» Leo. nSstf
SALE.—Two Billiard Tables for sale at
a bargain. Inquire of
•iltf H. HILLIS.
TjT'Olt SALE —Small house and lot in cast end
-I 1 of town for sale very cheap. Enquire of
Pierce Perdue at Herald Job Rooms.
WANTED. —To trade a good new sewing
machine for coal or wood. Enquire at this
office. nuotf
LOST OR STOLEN.—I will give a liberal re
ward iorany information that will lead to
the return of my Irish Setter Pup, 5 months old,
rod, and a white snip on his nose.
41 A.A.Kendio.
LOST.— A compartment card case, containing
cards with owner’s name printed thereon.
The finder will confer a favor by leaving same
at this office. 4i
LOST.-Two Milch Cows, one red, tho other
red and white, six or seven years ol<L The
red and white one’s left horn broken off. Any
information will bo liberally rewarded.
4 ( J W. A. Duncan, Photographer.
YITANTED —A girl or woman to do housc
* v work. Steady situation ut ruling wages to
competent ami trusty person. Enquire at this
office or first house south of Kalbach’s lumber
yard. i....it
I OST.—Between W.-.y i>i :eting House and
-•public square, a black satchel containing pair
of lady’s kid gloves, silk handkerchief, and a
purse containing a two dollar and a half gold
piece. A suitable reward will be paid for deliv
ery of same at this office 41wlpd
Eight acres lying in the oast part of town,
known os the property of Amos Kemble, now
used for garden purposes, lias three lurge
green houses heated by steam, and in fair con
dition ; a dwelling bouse with good basement;
also a largo tiouso used for oanning factory,
with a good collar under it; a good coal bank
now running under lease; has one and a half
acres of strawberries on it; one-half acre of
grapes; twenty-five cherry trees in bearing.
Will sell cheap for cash in the next twenty duys.
For particulars address
FOR SALE.—One of the most desirable resi
dences in the city. Situated 2J blocks from
the square. Lot 120x120 feet, high and dry. lias
all necessary foncing, walks, out-buildlugs, etc,,
all in good condition House two story frame,
nearly new. Is built In the modern style, with
porticos, balconies, bay windows, full and large
windows, inside blinds, etc Finished in oiled
black and white walnut. Arranged with clos
ets, wardrobes, libraries, bath rooms, etc., in tbe
most convenient manner. First-class cellar and
basement under all, which can bo used for
kitchen, summer dining rooms, winter conser
vatory, or other purpose. Well and cistern
convenient. In every respect this is a desira
ble property. It was deslgnod by a Chicago
architect and built under his supervision.
WilJ bo sold cheap. For particulars
enquire of J. G. Bp.kchlkr, at drug store of
Beechlcr Bros., South side square, Oskaloosa,
lowa. Slm<:
Choice Styles in Rnchings
and Collarettes at
4i Willard & Weeks'.
S hort-horn Sale
-I- TION will hold a public sale of 140 head of
Short-horns—os Cows and Heifers, and 26 bulls,
Agency City, lowa,
Wednesday, Juno 23,1880,
and other good families. The young things uro
well bred, from good sires.
TERMS:—Six months’ credit, with approved
note, or 5 per cent, discount l’or cosh.
For Catalogue and information, address
J. C. HINSKY, Secretary,
41 w 2 Ottumwa, lowa.
Col. J. W. Judy, Au.ffioneer.
Ladies.— Wo have just
placed on sale another line
of lelegant Opera Shawls,
Kid Gloves and Lace Mitts
Lowest prices guaranteed.
41 Willard Sl Weeks,
ICE CUE AM at Vernon’s. 41
commercTal NOTES
From the Daily State Register.
J. M. Kemble,
Oskalooea, lowa
Willard <5 Weeks
Invite attention to the
Extremely Low Prices
They aro making in this depart.
Not lor a day, blit for
Wo will make Prices that can
not he duplicated Elsewhere.
Are you going to
your Monday special sales?
Believing to hold fast that which is good
we announce for next
A Great Benefit to the trade in
Fans • Parasols,
Our Stock of FANS has just been replen
ished by some late novelties, and we
show these goods at from
The Parasol sale is repeated, owing to
the unfavorable weather on our last
keep up
We have a splendid 040 aero farm near Koo
k ik, lowa, to trade for wild land.
We have a line farm of 210 acres In Pagu
county. lowa.
An 00 acre farm south of Knoxville.
A well improved 820 acre farm in PrairiflTp.
A well Improved 282 acre farm in Union Tp.
A well improved 250 acre farm in Wayoe
county, lowa.
A well improved farm of 247 acres In Powe
shiek county, lowa.
440 acres of timber land in Indiana to trade
for Kansas land.
A well improved farm of 210 acres in Cedar
A well improved farm of 155 acres in White
Oak township.
A splendid farm of 320 acres in Tnma county,
lowa, near Gilman.
ICO ucrc farm in Calusa county,California, to
A splendid stock farm of 160 acrc3, six miles
south of Oskaloosa.
A ICO acie farm 4 miles west of New Sharon.
Al5B acre farm in Jefferson township.
A ICO acre far n in Union township, well im
provodand good buildings.
A 120 acre farm four miles south-east of Os
A well improved farm of 141 acres in Pleasant
Grove township.
A good farm of 158 acres in White Oak Tp.
A splendid farm of ICO acres, 3 miles from Os
kaloosa on the Pella road.
A fine farm of 166 acres in Scott Tp.
A well improved farm of 120 acres in Grundy
county, lowa.
Also many other well improved farms of 12t>
to ICo acres in different localities.
We have ten well improved SO acre farms in
Mahaska county.
We have twelve well improved 40 aore farms
in Mahaska county.
Wo have wild land in Mahaska. Wavne,
Franklin, Crawford, Adair, Hancock, Hum
boldt. Kossuth, O’Brien. Palo Alto, Buena Vis
ta, Clay, Dickerson, Woodbury and Union
We have 40 houses and lots for sale or trade.
ITicos ranging from SSOO to $4,506,
Wc have fifty good building lots at prices
ranging from $75 to SSOO.
We have seven grist mills for sale or trade at
prices ranging from $3,000 to $20,000.
If you have anything to trado or sell, give U 9
a description of it, it will cost you nothing un
less wc make a sale for you, and does not pre
vent you selling it yourself, or leaving it with
others to sell. To parlies wishing to buy land,
or desiring information of our county, every
oourtesy will be shown.
We negotiate loans on first-class security at 7
per cent, annual interest Small sums at ten
per oent. We buy mortgage notes where the
amount does not exceed one-half tho value of
the property. 4ltf
The Throat ami Lungs , Catarrh,
Kidney and Bladder , Female ,
and all Chronic and
Nervous Diseases.
Entrance on Fifth Street.
Proprietcr of the Abcve Institution,
7/ill nuke a visit to ODHALOOSA,
NESDAY, JULY 27th and 28th,
iSCO and remain TWO DAYS only,
,at the DOWNING HOUSE, where
he can be consulted cn any cf the
Hu.' discovered the greatest cure in the world
for weakness of the back and limbs, involunta
ry discharges, impoteney, general debility, ner
vousness, lamruor, confusion of ideas, palpita
tion of the heart, timidity, trembling, dimness
of sight or giddiness, diseases oi the head
throa', nose or skin, affections ot the liver, lungs,
stomach or bowels—those terrible disordurs
arising from solitary habits of youth—and se
cret practices more fatal to their victims than •
tho 8"rg» of (ho Syren to the manners of
Ulv Fees, blighting their most radiant hopes or
t QtiCipatiQns, rendering marriage impossible.
Young Men
who have become victims of solitary vice, that
dreadful and destructive habit which annually
sweeps to an untimely grave thousands ot
young men of exalted talent and brilliant intel
lect, who might otherwise have entranced 11s
tening senates with the thunder of tnelr elo
quence, or wake to eestaoy the living lyre, may
call with tull confidence.
Married persons, or young men contemplating
marriage, aware of physical weakness, loss of
pro-creative powers, impoteney, or anyotWhr
disqualifications, speedily relieved. lie who
pluccs himself under the care of Dr. Fishblatt
may religiously confide in his honor as a gen
tleman, and confidently rely upon his skill
as a physician.
Organal Weakness,
Immediately cured and full vigor restored.
This distressing affliction—which renders life a
burden and marriage impossible—is the penalty
paid for improper indulgence. Young persons
are too apt to commit excesses from not being
aware of tho dreadful consequences that ensue.
Now who that understands this subject will
deny that procreation is lost sooner by those
falling into Improper habits than by the pru
dent. This abuse occasions nervous irritability,
dyspepsia, palpitation of tbe heart, indigestion
wasting of the frame, cougb, consumption and
Dr. Fishblatt, graduate of one of the most cm
inent colleges In the United States, has effected
some of the most astonishing cures that were
ever known; many troubled with ringing in the
hcad and ears when asleep, great nervousness,
being alarmed at certain sounds with frequent
blushing, attended sometimes with derangement
of the mind, were cured immediately.
Dr. F. addresses all those who have injured
themselves by improper indulgences and solita
ry habits which ruin both mind end body, unfit
ting them for business, study, society and mar
These are some of the sad and melancholy ef
fects produced by the early habits of youth,
viz: weakness of the back and limbs, pain in
tho head, dimness of sight, loss of muscular
power, palpitation of the heart, dyspepsia, ner
vous irritability, derangement of the digestive
functions, debility, consumption, etc.
P. S.—Those who rcsido at a distance and can
not call, will receive prompt attention through
the mall by simply sending their symptoms,
with postage- Address Lock Box 08, Dos
Moines, lowa. Noliyl
Agricultural Imple
ment Warehouse,
You can buy
Cultivators, Corn Plows, and
Stirring Plows.
Moline Plows ami Wagons.
Champion Reapers aud Mowers.
Tiie Dewey Harvester.
Marshall town amlGrinnell Wire.
Champion, Keystone and Uniou
Aiul any and all kinds of Agricultural Imple
Call and examine new Improvements among
which is the spring attachment to the Weir Cul
tivator, which is a groat aid in raising the shov
els. Also the iron frame cultivator.
Dont rail to examine my stock before you make
your final choice.
Warehouse on West High Bt, on* block
west of exchange Block. na*f

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