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Herald Printing roni]NUiy*
Xew Thino.—See the local of Mrs.
Crandall. of interest to the ladies.
The "Me and Jeff Line” have just
jjot on twodaisitwof "busses. I'liey are
as pretty as a picture,and run for all.
Some new struts will he found on
the gas chart, when the new mains fret
down. Ami they are fruiter down rai*-
Om:Lon«. Loud Lauoh. —Ant honey
KUis and Hathaways Humpty Dumpty
aiul Miaco’s Specialties, will appear
Noveml*er 10. at Opera House.
New (loons. Mitch Wilson return
ed from the east last Tuesday, and his
pun bases are followiiifr him closely;
read his announcement elsewhere.
Fortunate. —The lowa Masonic
lleiievolent "society has had no death
to rc|M*rt since the 28tli of .lime.—
The membership is nearly "Juno, which
makes tin* record of mortality very
»■ Gone, Too. —The Seneca. Kansas.
i ’um i> states that **W. K. Young and
Miss \ irginia ('. llale were married
OcioU r I*. both of Seneca.” The afore
said W. K. is a son of the late Hon.
.Limes Young, formerly of this city.
Ni:\\ llosv.— Mr. -I. K. Larues is mak
ing the 11 a w key e Restaurant a success,
having followed .Jim Asher in the
work. Mr. Larues proposes to keep
the place up to tin* demands, and tlx*
table w ill be supplied with the host.
I'ui.i: ot Fiiauuk. —AH cloakings
for cloaks or dolmans in any style,
jacket and ulster patterns liought of
p. W. Luring A: Co., will be cut fr<t »f
-/«./</« by Mrs. H. K. Tomlinson, who
has charge of their dress goods depart-
F.v voi:s.—Some friend sends us a
copy of the Ttro tit/itiUirs, the Amer
ican newspajH-r published in the City
of Mexico. From tin* Pomeroy, <>..
7V/i/i, we should judge Ohio had
had an election, and it was Republican
by 2a.000.it least.
Food Fob All.- The Ladies of the
Presbyterian Church will give a social
ami Supper at the Downing House on
to-moirow (Friday) evening, supper
will Ik* served from six until ten
o'clock. Admission free, supper 25
< ts. Kvcry Immlv invited.
Loi:x to tiii: Rail—A I ter passing a
good examination (leorge If Sheesley
was admitti <1 to the bar of .lodge Lew
is. on Tuesday. Mr. Sheesley has
studied with great industry, and we
shall hojie to see him move along pror
{K*rously in his legal course.
Good Fob Tin: Hoys.—Jimmy
JTeleher and ii. L. Lriggs, who eat
mush at Fletcher dropjK*d us a card to
the • licet that their township east (59
votes, only its of w hich w ere for Major
shermau. I hat one vote should be
photographed voters and all.
In Ail LirTiox.—Since James Loan
and family moved to Omaha, their in
fant son Henry L. has sickened and
died the sad event occurring one week
ago last Sunday Oct.h. Mr. and Mrs.
Ruan will receive the sympathy of
••L\ Tin: Lku.jit Limit." The Ce
dar Rapids iU t mbliixin has the follow
ing: “The Northwestern road is being
rapidly pushed -oiith from Tama City
to i la* < <-mpany"s coal banks at* 05ka
-1..0,-;;. Night and day the work g<M*s
oi . ;;inl at night the gangs look quite
romantic working by the light of rows
I"in: Rkul.mli* Land.—The oflieial
.«.oil s from Keokuk county show 558
Republican majority on State ticket;
::P.» for Senator Lrowii, 2**7 for Repre
■ cut.-;ti\e Johns, w hile tin* county runs
ton lu rin' to 43*5 on eomnor. it was
a famous victory, whereat we all re
j. he. Lilly Needham of the Netrs,
Li in.AVKi*.—Mrs. l.insey Ellis, re
ding about live mih seast of this city,
•Led on Moi.day and was buried at
WlFoe Oak cemetery on Tuesday, at
tended b\ large eoiionu eof friends,
and duo r< ly regretted by all. Theile
et ,:.ed wa • the faitiiful wife of Linsey
Ellis, and leaves several children to
h .i :• the darkened home with the (lift
\Va\ I*i*. The public sales bring
•ml prices for stock and everything I
el o-wav up in the legion of inflated I
pri.es. At the 1 .unt sale, in Richland,
under Peter A p|-el as Administrator,
the property brought ‘s 1 :i* * * over a very
l;b< mi appraismeut. Other sales make
tin* same report, and plenty of money
• f-..... i • i. .. ,i's<*oiint ull
11 alu an Horn xu: Dixxli:.—
Sim-e Monday last tin* Central trains
North and South stop at the new
Ll.ickViom* House for dinner—which
relieves Ottumwa and Grinuell of just
that niueh. Ihe Company lias made
M»oie good improvements at the new
hotel, for its own use, while the hotel
itself has been thoroughly renovated,
repainted, ami generally made as neat
Tin: Event. As per announcement
e! eu here, alii hose attending the grand
opening . of to-day and to-morrow are
uiv it's! to \ i»it Laldauf Lros." great
establishment, where the “Cream of
Si vies” will l*e exhibit**! in line dress
goods, buiie.s’ wraps and line millinery
g.*o is. L ild.ml Lros. will have no reg
ul u opening but intend to make a dis
play in al»o\e s|M*ealties. Of courseyou
i(ilM4<! til jIUSH t
A bia'M Last W**ducs
ht Mr. an.i Mrs. George 11.
Laugh were calhsl iijkui to suffer the
ii lep i able 10.-. s of their litth* daughter
Leoigia. the precious little one suffer
ing:! terrible death from membraneous (
croup, if we ale eoreetly informed as
lo Ihe disease. The funeral took place
on Friday, and was attended by the
friends of the family, who mourn with
the parents the of this bright
New Dm:k* touv. Mr. Arthur 110 -
I md. a directory publisher of some I
t note and the gc.itlemali who lias just I
completed a very creditable work for
lf.rshaHtown.is in our city for the
pi ce. Mr. Holland make., it his exeln
clept at his work. He comes among
us so well recommended we are fain to
wish his enterprise every success in
w hich we are sure our business men
will ;i* 'mnl us, A good reliable direr-I
1 orv is soiiiethilig we need badly—but I
it must Ik* go cl, and we think Mr. Hol
land is the man to till the hill.
A jJt’s'fKD (*A WON, G«olge <’<»H ft -
lICV Mini Willkilll Oldham gilt up M Sp(*C
uiatiou iu tin* wav of having u cannon
i*.is! at s»sni*rV foundry, whieJi noise
making macJiine they pro|»oscd to hire
out to whomsoever waitlist to make
**ltome how!.” On Friday morning
Kiev t » iii F t !*♦* new gun on, ami after
h**a\ il\ loading it, on tiring it exploded,
a fragment curving a slice out of a leg
which h ipjMMicd to lx* in the way and
owned hy Mr. Ohliiaio, injuring him
ijuite severely. l>r. Huntsman was
called and atteinlod the wounded man.
Fragment* were sent around promis
cously into the iteighlxiriug buildings,
but fortunate!\ doing no harm.
Circuit Court. —Judge Lew is open
ed Circuit Court on Monday, and busi
ness has been moving along rapidly.
The jury was called on Tuesday. The
term promises to Ik* one of interest,
from the number of complicated eases
on the docket. Judge Lewis is mak
ing a giHsl official, and has well estab
lished himself in the good opinion of
the bar and the people.
At Rest. —Mr. (leorge Elsey, father
of Mrs. Win. Kemper and Mrs. John
(Jlenn, of this city, died at the latter’s
residence, in this city, last Tuesday
morning, and was buried in Forest
Cemetery. Wednesday afternoon. The
deceased was quite aged, being in the
eighties, ami had been very feeble for
several years, though able to go around
without assistance until a short time
previous to his death.
Public Salk.- -On Saturday, Octob
er 22, Joseph Lisk, north of Rose Hill,
will sell some good young horses and
Tiiebe will be a public sale of the
entire personal property of Mrs. Susan
Collin, at the farm of the late Samuel
Collin. Friday, October 28, 1881. com
mencing at 1« o’clock a. in.
James Curran lias set on Friday, Oc
tober 28, for a sale at his place, three
miles south of the city and just west
of Excelsior. James will oiler 29 head
of cattle, all ages, lun sheep, horses,
colts and hogs, with a lot of other ar
ticles. Terms as usual.
A n<vriiEi: Factory.— Messrs. Sout h
wick Lros., manufacturers of the Tur
bine Wind Mill, havebeen much delay
ed in obtaining sutllcient castings for
their mills. They have put on foot a
move to organize a stock company to
start a foundry and machine shop, for
the exclusive purpose of making the
necessary irons for their mills ami
pumps. Some ol our solid citizens
ha\e signified their intention to take
stock. Tin* Turbine Mill is finding
popular appreeation among the Farm
el’s ami Stock men, and had eastings
been procurable promptly many more
would have been erected than were
this season.
Broke Jail. —On Wednesday night
two prisoners' confined in tlu* Mahaska
founty jail, named Manley, a cattle
thief, and I'happel, a house sneak, dug a
hole down through the tloor.in the cor
ridor, to a depth of five feet, and then
tunnelled under Jhe wall and out into
libertv. The corner cell was filled
alKUit half full of the excavated dirt.
The sheriff had not made an examina
tion of tlu* cells for several days, which
gave the prisoners all the chance that
hex wanted. Manley isthethiel who
dole some cattle near Lacey, hut was
•aught in Tama county. He is a hard
•gg. but his description is ?o good that
the sheriff will not fail to recapture
liim. < happel is a stranger here, and
it is hoped will continue to make him
self more so.
Baptised and < ibdaixed.— The fact
of tlu* ilop of W. s. Kenworthy, of this
nty, from that “grand old bulwark ol
the liberties of the people,the Republi
can party,”—quoting from one of Mr.
Ivenworthy’s able Republican speeches,
lotliat measly thing called by five or
-ix names hut best known here as the
Greenback party, has been proven in
court and entered of record by the
.!/< ssi mjtr printing 11 it* following, Oc
tober 15,1881, in words as follows:
-W. s. Ki-nwiirthy. <>f- ibis city, «ueof the
.blest orators of tlu* state, renounces the new
ithglctl republicanism ami lias left f*»r tlu*
laic of New York, where he will take a liaml
a advancing the Greenback cause, and will
take a National record as one of our ablest
We have seen Mr. Keiiworthy on tlu*
streets since theals»ve~ hence, it is fair
to infer that he has not gone. Still, on
these greenback matters we never can
be certain as to anything—except the
smallness of their vote. That can al
wavs Ik* relied on.
Tin: Reason. —Sum* days ago we
gave an option to seven young ladies,
aged from 13 to any other combination
you can make above with those figures,
for such favorable notice as would re
sult in beaux, oysters, and all that sort
of thing, the u lid option to Ik* a No
vember transaction. The election com
ing on. and the victory lieing with the
Lord's people, the Republican girls
were perfectly happy, and willing to
wait, hut two of the Democratic sis
ters in the pool. finding no comfort in
tlu* returns, have already made public
complaint that tlu* solid saccharine
matter lias not yet appeared, either in
the shape of tlu* notice or lieaux, not
withstanding the agreement that tin*
girls of our royal faith in politics
should Ik* looked after first. After our
Republican girls are looked after, the
I.nubs of tin* Democratic faith will
then come in. Meanwhile the seven
can gather up another batch of news
es|H*ciall\ alnuit tlu* horrid nonsense
An Index. —In 1879 the number of
MicriiFs sales published in The Her
ald was !o|; in ISBH, 56, and so far in
Iss 1. l<", ;i sutliciciil and satisfactory
index of the condition of financial
matters. We confess to a hearty li
king to this dearth ol Sheriff's sales.—
It cuts down 1 lie earnings of the print
ers, but then* arc no homes taken anti
families t iirncd out liecunse of inabil
ity lopax just indebtedness. The Her
ald would rather have every one able
to pay all debts without the distraint
of law. It would Ik* immensely happy
under such a condition of things.—
That perfect condition xv’ill not simui
come, however, for many men will con
tinue to mismanage their affairs,
through carelessness, or pour trouble
down their throats in strong drink.
The absence of many Sheriff’s sales,
tlu* leanness of tlu* delinquent tax
list , arc but indications of substantial
prosperity among tlu* masses. We pre
fer that to many sales and traetde
scriptions of the county at delinquent
Making Faces Over Tiieik Medi
cine. It is amusing to note tlu* wry
faces tlu* organ of the* greenbackers,
1 Id* J/< vv u;/> t. exhibits, as it swallows
the dose tlu* people prepart'd for it on
(‘lection day. Tlu* organ had loudly
tooled about how they were going to
swim into office on the tide of popular
opinion, but in elections some one is
generally defeated, and in Mahaska
it is not the Republicans. The Green
backers are proud of etiu* tiling, and
gloriously exultant over the fallen
Democratic brother. They scoff at
him because he is third in the race, and
then spit eni him aiul e-all him lead
name- all because- tlu* Democratic
Ine»t he r, for one e*. insisted upon being
decently devoted to his own preaching.
Exulting over the Davis county n*sult,
where the-fae-tions failed to fuse, tlu*
organ sa\s—
“Maliaftka county Gre-mLackc'r* have ut last,
Hi.irk Ginl, xlwte-cl out oil Hint lint*, and lii-xt
year we- will cle*aui Hie- |>l:illt-r and don’t you for
i**-l It."
It contains “lashens” of walloping
for the Democratic )»rother, and closes
one war whoop for the hoys to goto
work and gel ready to follow ‘•Weaver
as our leader” next fall, which all the
Democrats will join in and do—on that
you may he fool enough to bet -hut we
wouldn’t. Why can’t the organ under
stand that the fatal ehill is on the
party that it nurses? It is choked to
death with theulioiiuding prosperity of
the whole country and will never again
assume the pro)tortious it lias in the
past, iinless grave misfortunes should
lief all the country. Then it miglit
grow again, for it nourishes best in the
misfortunes of the world, when the
voice of the wily demagogue Is |x»wer
ful to mislead and demoralize.
'What is Being Done The Northwest
ern The Burlington Narrow Gauge—
The Cedar Rapids The Milwaukee-
Other Mattel's.
The coming of the Northwestern
Railroad to Oskaloosa and its coal pro
perty 1 ere, is a matter now quite cer
tainly assured. Two corps of engin
eers are now in field, one working from
this city north and the other .from
Tama city south. The line has been
surveyed from the Consolidation mines
to the city, and the men are now be
tween here and the river. It is stated
that the company is now working
south from Tama, night and day, with
the intentions of getting to the coal
mines as soon as itossible. This is ren
dered necessary from the fact that the
Central road cannot begin to haul out
the supply of coal needed by the com
pany and local consumption. It lie
comes a matter of absolute necessity to
working this way from Burlington, is
booming between Martinsburg and
Winfield. Nineteen miles of iron will
be laid west of Winfield to Skunk river.
The grade is all ready for that much
iron, and from Martinsburg east the
grading will lie done by cold weather.
They will come to Oskaloosa, and will
not ask any subsidy from tlie people,
excepting only right of way and (h*i>ot
grounds. Duringthe winter the Skunk
bridge will be put up. The company is
showing a great deal of life.
may Ik* said to be in winter quarters.
The negotiations in New York relative
to the sale of the bonds were not favor
able to the home men. The fact is that
outside eoporations, whose territory
would have been touched, interfered in
the usual way, and so made the negoti
ations an impossible thing.
xvhich is also heading for Oskaloosa, is
to he in Fairfield by January 1 next.
Six hundred men and teams are at work
on the line, and tlu* survey is being
carried on toward this city. This line
comes on through Cedar, and the com
pany hacking it does not seem to lack
for tHonev.
A reliable informant tells us all work
on the Milwaukee branch from Cedar
Rapids to Ottumwa lias been stopped,
and it is said that nothing more will be
done upon it until next year. There
are rumors from a good source that the
plan of tlu* Milwaukee xvill Ik* to build
into their coal property adjoining the
city, deflecting from tlu* present line
north of Sigourney, at a point that will
give them a good line in. Then again
it is rumored that tlu* Milwaukee and
Northwestern will combine to build the
Tama branch, and use it together as a
coal road. With tlu* great equipment
of these roads all the coal needed could
lie carted away on one line. As to
It lacks in equipment to meet the de
mand made upon it. Its trains are
made up to over loading; hardly a
freight goes over tlu* line between here
and Marshall, but that is stuck, or bro
ken,:« half dozen times—all becausethe
orders are to fill as long as the thing
xvill hang together. Coming down from
Ne*x\- Sharon tlu* other day on a freight,
there xvere 17 loads and I*s empties. It
stuck at New "diaron, just did get
through Lae-ev, and stuck on the Skunk
grade*, when the train was cut in two
and the track doubled to Oskaloosa. —
This, wo are told by trainmen, is a
common occurrence —a sort of a Cen
tral way of getting trains over the
road. In answer to several outside in
e|iiirie-s we have always answered that
if they depe nded on the Central to pull
plenty of coal they would probably get
le*lt if something was not done to make
tlu* Central equipment more efficient,
not to say anything of the superlatively
excellent management in over-loading
nearlx all the freights.
The ol« 1 citizens will remember the
old air line project, direct from New
York to Council Bluffs. Sections were
built in several States in the East, but
the project lias l>een revived and the
road is lieing built according to the
original plan. It will reach Streator
xvitliin six weeks, and cross the river
near New Boston. It is thought
that tlu* “Indiana, Illinois and Iowa”
eoi|Hirat ion is a link in the grand
chain. For tlu* project a large amount
of bonds were subscribed for in New
York, something like £20,060,000, and
our informant says that tlu* road will
come through as fast as money and
men can bring it, and that it xvill take
us in on the way. “It is the biggest
thing in the West,” sain he, “and will
do more good to Oskaloosa than you can
possibly figure up.” We hope he is
telling us a good story and a true one.
will soon close, and the railroad pro
jects that were most active in the
spring, while not brought to us as real
ities, still hold their place on the boards
as matters of good liojk*, or have given
way to projects having strong corjKi
rate power to back them. The assured
things are, the coming of the North
xvestern, and one of the Narrow Guages,
while the Barge line assumes, under
tin* management of President Morgan,
assum'd evidences of appreciation in
financial quarters, and therefore has
every promise of success.
residing along the line northwest are
particularly active in its interest now.
They appreciate the real value of the
line and will do the fair thing by it.
still kicks, not withstanding other state
ments. Tlu* Courier of Saturday lias
this; “Gen. Hedrick returned to-day,
having spent most of the week just
xvest of Fedar Rapids, in the lint* of the
railroad now being built from that
city to Ottumxva by the Milwaukee
company. All the right of way is ol>-
tained except a very litth* that will
have to Ik* condemned by process of
law next week. I’he General expects
the whole line from Cedar Rapids to
Sigourneyjto be put under contract this
month, and work commenced with a
very large force.”
The Kemenyi Concert has been here,
and a finer entertainment lias never
been given in this city. The violin
that the great master used fairly sjMike
—it was unlike anything that we have
ever heard. Ole Lull not excepted.
This class of entertainments should Ik*
encouraged by all |K*ople who can ap
preciate that which is at once beauti
ful, educating, and elevating—and that
is the character of the Rentenyi Con
Township Officers.— The follow
ing township officers were chosen at
tlu* last election:
Samuel How, .Justice in Harrison;
Luther Hoffmire, .lustiee in Fniirie;
and ('has. Stanley for Adams, .Joel
Stein for Black Oak, Jasper Stout for
Cedar, .1. E. Taylor for Des Moines,
George Hubert for .Jefferson, C. M. Fi
tield for Monroe, A. N. Church for
Scott, I). Kowdey for Union, for the
office of const ride. (1. H. Mitchell, As
sessor, Osknloosa township.
“Now comes a killing frost”on Wed
nesday morning, and the leaves are
falling fast. Time llies; death soon
overtakes all, and there is noi*Hcape for
leaf, tree, (lower, or—you. No writs of
injuncthhi or change of venue can lie
in that court.
The Solid Figures for the Solid Vic
tory A Tremendous Pile of Absen
tees Some Comparative Figures.
Elsewhere we give in tabulated form
the official vote of Mahaska county at
the State election, October 11,1881. —
The majority of Major Sherman, Gov
ernor, over the Democratic nominee
is 1420; over the Greenbacker, 976; over
both. 387. John W. Akers, as Superin
tendent, has 447 majority, which is
occasioned by the Democrats scratching
Prof. Rutler because of his pronounced
temperance principles, which lie so
pluckilv declared in the Democratic
State Convention. We note that the
scratching was generally throughout
tlu* State on this candidate for the rea
son named. A temperance man evi
dently has no business on a Democratic
The vote in Mahaska, compared with
the election of last year, fell off very
largely—a round one thousand Repub
licans being found absent. Compared
with last year—lßßo—the following
showing is made:
1880. 1881. Absent.
Republican.... 3081 2015 1066
Democrat 1210 589 621
Greenback 1180 10351 147
This shows a total of 1834 voters ab
sent—one-third of the Republicans,
over one-half of the Democrats, while
but about 12 per cent, of the Green
backers failed to come out, and about
maintained theaveragevoteof an active
campaign. They made a very deter
mined effort to swing the country and
claimed as high as fifteen hundred
votes, which they failed to reach by
one-third. They have made no gains,
and notice ought to Ik* taken by the
candid portion of them that there is
need for their continued existence. —
One of the reasons that may becliarged
with the great amount of non-voting*
was tlie wretched weather —a heavy,
dull, rainy day. Had it been a bright
day, such as the one preceding—fully
seven hundred more Republicans would
have been out. As to the Democrats—
we do not know what would have
brought them out, —unless it would
have been a “harT”—on tap, of course.
Robert L. Warren stands at the head
of the poll for these offices with 19:40
votes. This gives hint 908 majority
over Dr. Ellsworth, and 755 over Mr.
Bushy, Greenbackers; 1226 over Mr.
Williams and 127*5 over Mr. Tice. Mr.
Warren has a majority over the two
highest opposition candidates of 51.
Mr. Bridges has 1*5*55 votes; *543 majori
ty over Ellsworth; 490 over Mr. Busby,
and enough over tlie Democratic l>oys
to put all question of a contest aside.
Mr. Williams, who, we believe, makes
his first appearance as a candidate,
made a g<KHI race, polling over one hun
dred more votes than the Demo
cratic State ticket. Aside from the
wretched condition of his politics, Mr
Williams is one of the l>est of citizens,
—in fact he is good Republican in every
thing but his politics.
The contest on Supervisor was warm,
and a bitter warfare was made on Mr.
Bacon. lie was the object of of Demo
cratic attack, and from within tlie par
ty, so take it all in all, his vote is very
llattering, being *s**3 majority over Mr.
Hadley, Greenbacker, and 830 majority
over Mr. Whitmore, Democratic, and
only a small plurality—24o—against
Absenteeism in several counties in
the State lost us members and county
officers. The Greenbackers, as a rule,
everyxvhere were out in a strong force
as is in Mahaska, relatively, and they
have the good habit, worthy of lieing
copied, of always coming out to vote.
Our Republican friends should take
the experience into close remembrance
—that absenteeism is a great danger,
and that if party supremacy is to be
maintained, we must all get out to vote,
if we cannot all peddle tickets, and
convert the unwilling but wayward
brother to the true and saving path in
political salvation—the Republican.
The Opening.— To-morrow occurs
the regular fall opening of Willard &
Weeks, the enterprising merchants.
They have brought on many of the
new things going in the eastern mar
kets, and the opening cannot fail to lie
interesting and satisfactory to tlie
crowd that usually attend.
To be Cut Up.—Messrs. Hutton
and Loring have about concluded to
cut City Hall up into offices. It has
not proved a paying investment to run
that hall since the Opera House was
started. It would make some hand
some offices.
They I’rocliam It.— The business
men who put their faith in printer’s
ink anew are Beechler Bros., Larrie
Morgan, Knapp A: Spalding, Will Ver
non, Geo. I). Cook & Co., William Mat
tison, Willard & Weeks, J. W. Morgan,
and others. Read of them in the locals.
History of France.
No chapter of modern history is more
interesting than that of France, ami no man
more tit to write it than M. Guizot, tlie author
of the great work before us. “He possesses
pre-eminently the historic faculty,” says the
London Time*. Sir Archibald Alison charac
terizes him as the “greatest of continental His
torians,” and that versatile and profound stu
dent of literature, ,M. Taine, says there lias
been no “historical mind like his since Thucydi
des.” Prof. Greene, of Cornell University,
writing of this work, says: “It is every way
worthy of its author, and this is the highest
praise that can he given it; for no man living
lias contributed more to the elucidation of
French history than M. Guizot. During bis long
career as statesman, lie never lost sight of his
favorite study.”
fn these times of remarkable events, when
men are instituting comparisons between our
own great men and those of other times, and
seeking for lessons to guide them through great
crises, what more profitable study than that of
history, and what more fascinating story than
that of France. It forms the connecting link
between ancient and modern society. In its
course we find the times of Julius Caesar, Charle
magne, the crusades, the reign of Francis First,
contemporary with Kenry tlie Eighth, Charles
the Fifth and Leo Tenth,—all intermingling and
inseparable parts of the history of Europe.
Further along we come upon the picturesque
yet cruel times of Joan of Are, Henry of Navarre
and the Huguenots. Then there is the magnifi
cent reign of Louis XlV,—the times of Turenne
and tlie great Comic, Richelieu, Bossuet, Fen
elon, Moliere and Itacine. \nd, again, to
France and its history belong the great and
enduring names of Decartes, Montaigne, de
Stael, Neeker, Bonaparte, Lafayette, Their,
Guizot and a thousand others that have played
well their parts in the great drama with France
as a stage.
And this is the great work that lies before us,
a masterpiece in literature. It is simply impos
sible in this brief space to give an adequate idea
of the seo|K> and merits of Guizot’s History of
Scarcely less interesting than the text are the
elegant illustrations, profusely distributed
through the work, suitably placed, done by the
hands of the finest artists and quite in keeping
with the greatness of the subject.
This work, published by Estes & Lauriat,
beautifully printed and sold by subscription is
now presented for consideration and purchase
to our community by Mr. Crosby, the general
Bom. October 4, IKSI, to Thompson Hiiuiia
anil w ife, of Adams township, a son.
GBOHK.- Died, in Oskuloosu, lowa, October
la. Is«l, of cholera infantum, Wai.tkii Guv
Gbohk, infant son of Thomas and Maria Grose,
aged two mouths and ten days.
“llere Innocence and beauty lies, whose hreath
Was snatched hy early, not untimely death,
A lew » l> habe it was. its father’s Joy
And mother’s care, death early did annoy-
And took it lienee before it did begin
Sorrow to know or e’er it knew to sin.
Being summoned hence Its body fell a prey,
And Tts precious aoul fo heaven winged its way,
Wlierp angel-like it now exulting can sing,
‘Grave where’s thy victory, death where’s now
thy sting!’
Tills plainly slums how vain a thing is man,
Our life’s a bubble and our days a span;
Then let us now our future days improve.
That we may meet our darling balm above.”
tiII.LICK HAWKlNS.—Married, October 5,
IHHI, by Kolmrt Kissick, J. I*., Jamkh 1.. Bii.-
i.ick to Mum Noka Hawkins, both due stud
ents of Oskaloosa College.
SOUTH WICK--October IM--U) A. H. South
wlck and w Ife. a daughter—just what they w ant -
Personal and Social.
Mrs. R. E. Tomlinson has returned
from Chicago.
John Berry, of Minneapolis, is visit
ing friends in the city.
L. F. Ilostetter is home from a busi
ness trip through Kansas and tlu* west.
Mrs. N. J. Bentley has returned from
a protracted visit in tlie eastern states.
“Zeke” Needham came in from north
ern lowa last Saturday, where he lias been en-
Miss Maria Jones left for lies Moines
Saturday, after a two weeks visit with Miss
Lida Canaday.
Miss Mary Stumps is spending a few
weeks in Washington, D. visiting the family
of Capt. S. H. Chapman.
Miss Lizzie Ladd, a resident of Oska
loosa during the past summer, returned to her
home in Chicago this week.
Rev. J. E. Snowden, of the Congre
gational Church, has gone to St. Louis, to attend
a meeting of the American Board.
Mr. L. 11. Canady, Mrs. Nellie Cran
dall. and Miss Bertha Crandall, of I)es Moines,
are guests of Mrs. William Tolbert.
11. R. Kendig has returned from Mis
souri, leaving his daughter, who has been dan
gerously ill, in a recovering condition.
Mr. M. L. Jackson has gone to Colfax
to see that Harry takes his medicine regularly,
and while there she will medicate herself.
Among the attorneys present in at
tendance at the Circuit Court, we noticed Mr.
Daily, of Marshall, and Judge Dashille.of Albia.
Mrs. J. C. Wilson has gone to Mis
souri to spend a few months among relatives.
We regret to learn that her health is far from
Mrs. R. E. Tomlinson has arrived
home from Chicago, and w ill be found at 11. W.
I-oring & Co.’s, in charge of the department
that is sought by the ladies—cloaks and dresses.
Harry Jackson and the rheumatism
have been having a severe bout lately, but as
Harry lias transferred himself to the healing
waters of Colfax, we feel like putting our nick
els on Harry getting rid of the terror.
Mr. E. Bach left for Chicago to at
tend a wedding of some relatix’es. On his re
turn Mrs. B. will accompany him home, after a
lenghty visit among her friends in Chicago.
The news from Harry Sjkeneer, who
Is now in Chicago recovering from an operation
on the eye, is most favorable. Tlie chances are
that lie will have good use of the eye, and he
will he home very soon, in fact lie lias come, and
is w elcomed by all.
J. 11. Musgrove.who has been in Col
orado tlie season lias placed a specimen of
silver ore in our cabinet, which comes from the
“Endomile” mine, in tlie North Park, and is
assayed at 800 ounces tier ton. The claim sold
for KO.OOO. Mr. M. will return to the camp the
coming spring.
John 11. Dumont, one of the Oska
loosa hoys who made for himself a good name
and fame abroad, is at home, gladdening the old
folks with a visit. Mr. Dumont is located at
Omaha, and is a member of the firm of Steele,
Johnson & Co., Wholesale Grocers. The “boys”
all feel proud over John’s success.
W. S. Easton, Esq., has returned from
a txvo weeks’ visit to Dakota, getting as far
north as Grand Forks. He nqiorts crops very
good up that way, lint plenty of rain has far»‘ii,
to the in jury of stacked grain. The country is
rapidly filling up with a good class of settlers,
and making great and sudden changes in the
face of nature.
W. (). Wing, who hits been employed
for many years as foreman at Mr. Wilson’s har
ness establishment, in this city, lias gone to Os
ceola, lowa, where he has bought an establish
ment of his own. Mr. Wing is one of our best
young men, and we cordially commend him to
the Osceola people as wortli> «>f their confidence
and support.
Mrs. Susan Ellsworth, tlu* mother of
C. W., after an enjoyable visit here, has left for
her home, at Seward, Nebraska. Mrs. Jennie
Stevens, formerly Jennie Ellsworth, was also
here, hut returned to the same place, having
been absent from here for seven years. James
C. Ellsworth, son of the late George A. Ells
worth. who died in Arizona, lias gone there for
the purpose of settling up the estate.
Last Friday evening the E. T. E. Club
of Ottumwa gave an Lpening party, and a num
ber of our young people attended. Tom Cutts,
Will Hale, Joe Wray, Harry Miller. Art Little,
Ed. Hines, (’lias. Hoffman. Misses Lena Ksgen,
Winnie Beatty, BenaSeibel, Eva Dutton, Emma
Myers, making up the party. They all join in
saying that tlie Ottumwa boy sand girls did the
affair up in the handsomest shape, and if our
hoys ever get a chance to repay them, it will tie
done, with ten percent added.
Mr. and Mrs. Kent, of Madison
township, have returned from ;i visit to Penn
sylvania. While there they visited the great
gas well at Murraysville, where a tremendous
volume of gas is constantly escaping from an
oil well. It burns with such brightness that the
valley for eight miles around is as ordinary
moonlight. The casing over the well weighs
eight tons, and the force is sufficient to move it
sometimes. A specimen of the salt which the
gas crystalizes has been placed in our cabinet
by these kind friends. The well has been on the
flow now for four years past, and is a reminder
to the Keystoners that Hades may not be so
very far off after all.
The celebrated “BURT”shoe for sale
at the lowa Boot and Shoe House. n4tf
O. F. BENARD &C(>.
have just received a large stock of
Bankrupt (ioods, and are now prepared
to sell goods cheaper than any house in
Oskaloosa. Remember the place, cor
ner of High and Washington sts. B\vl
Repair Work of all kinds done on
short notice at Vernon’s Machine shop.
Geo. I). Cook & Co. are giving great
bargains in Overcoats. Call and
examine them before purchasing else
where. 8
The highest market price paid for all
kinds of Produce at W. Mattison’s. 8
For line Candies or Cigars go to Ver
(Jo and see the Couquets, Waves,
Wavelets, and various other coiffure
novelties at
8 Larrie Morgan’s.
An endless variety of Scoop Shovels
at rock bottom prices at
8 Knapp & Spalding’s.
is receiving a Mammoth stock of
for the fall trade, China, Glass and
Queens ware, Cutlery, Notions, Grocer
ies, Provisions, Dried and Canned
Fruits, Willow and Woodenware, &c. 8
New York Buckwheat Flour and
pure Maple Syrup at W. Mattison’s. 8
Dr. J. W. Morgan will have a full
line of Holiday Goods this year. 8
You will find the largest stock of
Boots and Shoes in this city at the lowa
Boot and Shoe House.
7 N. Oppenheimer & Co.
The best line of warranted Axes ever
brought to this market at
8 Knapp & Spalding’s.
Steward & Co.,
are headquarters for
Oysters and Celery. 8
for sale or rent at
8 Beech ler Bro’s.
Dr. J. W. Morgan is now busy own
ing Holiday Goods lately purchased
while in Chicago. 8
Prepare for business by attending the
practical Business College at Ottumwa,
lowa, Address Strong & Wakeman.Q
nsefw3mopd Ottumwa, lowa.
Geo. D. Cook A Co.’s stock of Cloth
ing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, &c.,
is very large and well assorted, at
prices as low as the lowest. Come to
No. 5, I’hcenix Block, South side of
square. 8
No misrepresentations, everybody
suited or money refunded, at the lowa
Boot and Shoe House.
7 N. Oppenheimer & Co.
S T 11. L lIOOMI NG.
The Kirkville Mutual Insurance As
sociation, was organized under the law
of the State as a protection, as a safe,
reliable and cheaper insurance for its
The attention of the farmers is called
to it. They will find it to their inter
est to patronize it.
T. it. Uilmoue, Free,
nlfiyl .J. W. Carver,See.
by the
at [7J W. E. Yernon’s.
We are requested to announce to the
ladies of this city that Mrs. Crandall,
of Des Moines, is stopping at Mrs. Will
Tolbert’s, first door west of Christian
Church, and will introduce a new sys
tem of Dress Cutting, one that requires
no fitting whatever. She will be
pleased to have the ladies of Oskaloosa
call and see her. Will cut dresses next
four days free of charge to show what
the system will do. Agents wanted
for all parts of tlie country.
Mits. Crandall,*
General Agent
Geo. D. Cook & Co. have Gossamer
and Rubber Coats and Hats. 8
The finest line of Men and Boy’s
Boots at low cash prices at
8 Larrie Morgan’s.
Tlie best assortment of canned goods
in Oskaloosa at
Geo. D. Cook & Co., No. 5, Phoenix
Block, South side, have just received
some elegant Fancy Worsted Suits
which they are selling at very low
prices. 8
Oysters by the Dish or can, at Ver
a large line at
Don’t spend one cent for Boots and
Shoes until you have examined goods
and prices, at the lowa Loot and shoe
N. Oppenheimer A: Co.
Canned Goods of all kinds and in any
quantity, either by the can, dozen or
case, as low as the lowest, at
8 Win. Mattison’s.
We are the headquarters.
Don’t fail to go see the new goiuls at
S. J. Dutton’s. 8
Miner’s tools a specialty at
8 Knapp & Spalding’s.
Practical Bookkeeping taught, and
Business Penmanship, at Oskaloosa
college. Send for circular. Address
W. T. Howe, Principal. Bw4pd
Larrie Morgan is making a specialty
in Children’s shoes. Call and see him,
107, west High street. 8
Another new invoice of Queensware
and Glassware, Lamps and Lamp Goods,
just in and for sale cheap at
8 Win. Mattison’s.
WE have again secured the sole
agency for L. W. Counselman’s
Celebrated Oysters,
and will endeavor as in the past to
lead the oyster trade in Oskaloosa. No
other oyster in tlie world compares
with them. Steward & Co.
Ducks are now ripe; don’t delay in
purchasing a Baker or a Bonehill Gun.
A few more left, at prices way down at
8 Knapp & Spalding’s.
We are headquarters for sportsmen’s
at T. G. Phillip’s,
Ofiice with L. Cook & Son. 33tf.
I). A. Lough oilers for sale his resi
dence one-half mile south of public
square. Two story frame house, *5
rooms, three acres of ground, orchard
of 50 bearing apple trees, grapes and
other fruits. Evergreens and other
shrubliery, good barn and sheds. Very
desirable in all respects. Price £2,500.
Will take a team, wagon, harness and
spring wagon as part pay. noOrnol
See our stock of Cross-Cut Saws, at
prices lower than ever before at
8 Knapp & Spalding’s.
Remember the lowa Boot and Shoe
House is the second door west of tlie
Farmers and Traders’ Bank, south side
7 N. Oppenheimer & Co.
offer Special Mocements
to tbeir Costners. Read
Opening, occurs Friday.
Everybody invited.
New Goods.
Having just return
ed from the east ! can
now offer my custom
ers ami the public in
general as complete a
stock to select from
as any house in the
My new stock oi
Dress Goods surpass
anything yet offered
in Oskaloosa. - Ele
gant styles of Plaid
and Watei ed Bilks,
Satins, Cloaking Silks
and Fancy Notions of
every description.
My stock of Men’s
and Boy’s Clothing,
Hats and Caps is of
the latest styles and
patterns, and will be
sold very low.
Call and see me at
the northwest corner
of the square.
Mitch Wilson
Extend a General Invitation to all
those attending the
To -morrow,
Steward & Co’s.
Beechler Bro’s.
To Pay their Establishment a Visit. While we shall
not prepare for a “Regular Opening.” wo will
Exhibit the Latest and most Exquisite
Styles in
Ladies’ Cloaks, Dolmans,
Surtouts, and Paletots,
-Among them some very Rich Silk and Fur Garments-
Fine Silks, Plushes, Velvets,
Worsted Dress Goods
And a Complete Line of Millinery
Goods, including a Beautiful
Line of
You Are All Welcome.
Steward A Co.
**. OUR LATE rs
Presented to each customer buying goods to the amount of Five Dollars of
Who display this Fall the most ELEGANT and VARIED ASSORTMENT of
is undoubtedly the most complete in the State, containing
Matchless Assortment of
Buttons, Gimps, Ornaments, Fringes, &c.
In our Cloak and Suit De
partment we Excel
All Competition.
Displaying the most UNAPPROACHABLE stock of NOVEL and EXCLI
sl YE stvles at
We do not wish to seem egotistical when xve make the statement that we liaxc
FACILITIES for PURCHASING goods xvhich others have not but
it is nevertheless true; consequently xve guarantee to display
You can not afford to be so blind lo your own interest as to neglect to inspect
Willard & Weeks.
Far the Lowest Prices.
The Magnificent Stock
"Leading Dry Goods Emprrim.’
Size 16x22,
The Largest Stock.
The Lowest Prices
The Best Made, The Best Trimmed, and
The Best Fitting Clothing
In Oskaloosa.
0 W. MIRING & CO..
Have in stock for Gentlemen’s wear, all Grades of Suits from
the Lowest Price Cotton Suit, up to tlieFiuest Imported
Dress Suits in all Qualities. In
We Take The liead.
Men’s Sack Overcoats, in all Grades. Men’s Ulsters in Low
Medium and high priced, all colors and qualities.
The handsomest line ever exhibited in Oskaloosa, and at
Youths, Boys, and Children’s
This branch of our business we have very much enlarged, so that
we now have the Largest and best assortment in the
City. Children’s Suits from three years up to
any si/e desired, with Overcoats and
l lsteretts for any age, size,
price or quality.
Our Clothing was Bought
with great care, direct
from Manufacturers
With Cash.
hiablmif us to sell MUCH LOWER than parties who do not
save tlieir discounts and pay high rents, ft is
All New, the Latest Styles and the
A Pit Always Guaranteed or no Sale.
Examine Our Stock. We are always
Willing to show Goods.
:» mat iB
In every Style and Quality, very Elegautly trimmed with Silk
and Wool Plushes.
Satins, Fur, Expensive Passa
mentarie Trimmings
The Finest Line ever brought toOskaloosa,
right from manufacturer’s hands. Every
Garment New. No old styles at piices
that will astonish any party and cause them
to buy, they will be so cheap. All we ask
is one look at our Garments and we are sure
to make a sale.
would be pleased to wait on the Ladies of*
of Oskaloosa and vicinity at any time
by showing them through our
Immense Stock.
The Old Reliable,
Newest Patterns.
and Fringes,
D. W, Loring & Go.

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