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[Thv< department of Tmk Hk.kai.d in edited
l>U a practical farmer. All communication* iu
tended for the Agricultural Editor *h<ndd he
addressed to Lock Dos .Vo. 833. Farmer* are
incited to contribute matter* of interest.)
—ln the .Statesof lowa, Illinois, Indi
ana. Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska,
the State Auditors’ rei*orts show an in
crease or a decrease in the nutnl*er of
cattle and hogs as compared as
follows for IS>#»—lß79:
I ncreast*. i lecrease.
toua .. 2lK.nirt
Illinois 4i».oTs 2*H.4?CI
Indiana 20.401 220.HrtM
Missouri IHri.WT’.i
Kansas .. . |:il.l4«> 12...Y14
Nebraska as.sos 4.V2SW
Total 021 .KW its4.r>7‘»
—ln Douglas county, Illinois, the
drouth continued so late in the season
that the corn, even late planting, at
tained an abnormal curing, which the
heavy rains of ten and fifteen days ago
have started to a second growth. Far
mers say they never saw the like l>e
forc, and that cattle refuse to feed upon
it. The stalk is black, dead, and cover
ed with impalpable powder like sjHires.
This result will still leave those people
who relied upon fodder as a winter
feed entirely at the mercy of tl»e hay
ring, which in Central Illinois has al
ready run the price up to SH.Oda 15.00
l>er ton.
—At the New Sharon Fair, Henry
\V. Lunt showed two very tine horses.
One was an imiH»rtcd Clydesdale three
year-old colt, “Conqueror,” which
weighed nearly 17»*J pounds. It is one
of tlie most promising horses we have
yet seen, and we predict for him a inqt
ular career, having every good i*oint to
commend him. “Old Tom,” who took
the first premium for horse for ail pur*
looses, is a high grade Clyde, a line steji
per, and as the boys say, “a mighty line
horse all around.” Mr. Lunt is making
preparations to go to Scotland the com
ing winter to purchase another colt and
one or two mares.
—ln Iceland the sheet* are never
shorn; the wool gets rij*e and is pulled
off quite easily without causing the
animal any pain. It may be, in truth,
said that wool grows in Iceland.
The annual ex|*ort amounts to 1,3U0,000
jtounds, and. though when it comes oft
the animal it is the dirtiest wool in the
world, it goes to market the cleanest.
Near Hcykiayik there are a number of
ladling springs, where all the house
hold washing of the town is done. To
this spring all the plucked wool is
brought and washed in the steaming
spring, and then taken out and dried on
the grass in the sun.
—The large importations of the vari
ous breeds of draft horses into this
country now l*eing made, cannot but
have a good inriuence ui*on the horse
stock of the Tinted States. The im
jiortations are generally Xorman-Per
cherons. Normans and Clydesdales— re
cognized as the three leading families
of the draft horse in Europe. Each
have their admirers, who can see only
good pointsin their favorites, while the
others are scouted as comparatively
worthless. In the of the un
prejudiced i*eople, however, these hor
ses are calculated to greatly improve our
native stock of working horses, and no
one who breeds from either will make
much of a mistake.
—Asafetida is a gum, the product of
a large umbelliferous plant of the fen
nel variety, growing in Persia and the
East Indies, also in Afghanistan. The
plants are of tlie* nature of the carrot
and parsnip; the gum is obtained from
the four year old root by the following
process: When the root reaches matu
rity and the leaves begin to fade, the
earth is cleared from .around it and the
stems twisted off and used with the
leaves as a protection from sun and
wind. After forty days the top of the
root is cut across smoothly and again
screened for forty-eight hours, after
which the concrete juice is scraped off,
the root again cut and shielded for an
other forty-eight hours. This operation
is rej*eated a number of times on the
same root and the product is afterward
hardened by exj»osure to the sun.
—The farmers of lowa will have rea
son to feel glad that among the men
elected to the Legislature is Hon. Pliny
Nichols, of Muscatine county. lie was
a member of the last House and made
a splendid record as a legislator who
knew what the farmers wanted, and
who had sufficient interest to look after
them. Too many of the men sent to
the liegislature are so infernally lazy,
or care so little about their duties, or
are so warj>ed by their own interests,
as to liecome absolutely valueless, if not
real, unmitigated nuisances. Pliny
Nichols is the kind of a man who can
view things from all sides, and who
can and. does work with all vigor and
candor. Those sleepy Senators who
could laugh at a dog bill, and other
measures, will have something else to
do now, since John Russell, of Jones,
Pliny Nichols, ami three or four others
we could name, will l>e there to prod
them, and put them on record as live
men or dolts.
—The Monona county (Jaztttt gives
place to the following suggestive item:
“Last Thursday afternoon Jas. F. Wil
son, one of lowa’s l**st men, sat in the
Uaztttt office, letting it rain, apparently
in deep thought. I 'pon l>eing asked for
his thoughts he remarked that as he
was watching the l>oys at work it oc
curred to him that the printing offices
were about the only opening left in
which American I toys could learn a
trade. Nearly all the great foundries,
factories and manufacturing establish
ments in the country were filled with
journeymen mostly from the old count
ry, and their sons were the apprentices.
This lteing the case the thought natur
ally follows, What of the future? If
the boys of to-day are not learning some
useful trade, what arc they learning?
What will they do when they come to
that jKiint in life when they must rely
upon their own resources? Parents
and boys and everyone may profitably
follow out this line of thought started
by the ol»servation of a statesman in a
country printing office.”
—Only a short time aff«>, says the Os
ceola Sentinel, while we sat in an Osce
ola store, we saw a man and his wife
from the country trading. The woman
had the appearance of being a hard
working, industrious, intelligent lady.
She was examining a piece of calico or
other cheap dress goods. The clerk
said: “Shall lent you oil ten yards?”
The pale-faced, over-worked woman
turned to her husband and in a timid,
frightened manner asked him if she
might buy a dress, as she needed it and
the cost would l>e less than one dollar.
“Xo,” he grunted, “I can’t afford it;’
and yet he had just paid as much for a
great plug of navy and a puj*ei or two
of smoking tobacco. The poor, illy
clad, but neat woman subsided, as
though this was no new experience,
while her rough, coarse and animal hus
band bit off a mouthful of the weed,
and ordered her to get ready for home.
Such human hogs should >*e kicked out
forever from the association of people.!
Hogs are entirely too good for them.
Herd them by themselves—the nasty
i)u a green grassy knoll, by the bank of the
linmk ~, „ ,
That so long and ><> often has watered Ins ll.wk,
The old farmer rests in his long and last sleep,
While the waters a low. lapsing lullaby keen.
He has ploughed his last furrow, has reaped liN
last grain;
No morn shall awake him to labor again.
Yon tree, that with fragrance is filling the air.
So rich with its blossoms, so thrifty and fair,
By his own hand planted; and well did he say.
It" would live when its planter had mouldered
away. „ , ...
He has ploughed his last furrow, has reaped his
last grain;
No morn shall awake him to labor again.
There’s the well that he dug, with its water so
cold, . ..
With its wet, dripping bucket, so mossy and old,
No more from its depths by the patriarch drawn.
For the "pitcher is broken," the old man is gone.
He lias ploughed his last lurrov. has reaped Ins
last grain;
No morn shall awake him to labor again.
‘Twas a gloom-giving day when the old farmer
The stout-hearted mourned, the affectionate
And the prayers of the just for Ins rest did as
cend, „ .
For they all lost a brother.a man and a friend.
He has ploughed his last furrow. lias reaj>ed his
last grain:
No morn shall awake him to labor again.
For upright and honest tin* old farmer was;
llis Cod Tie revered. lie respected the laws;
Though fameless lie lived, lie lias gone when*
Ins worth ....
Will outshine, like pure gold, all the dross of
this earth.
He has ploughed his last furrow, lias reaped Ins
last grain;
No morn shall awake him tolatior again.
The ohl orchards are rapidly Incom
ing worthless. By a system of plow
ing and manuring heavily many could
be regenerated and made to bear won
derful crops of i>erfect fruit. We know
we tread upon disputed ground when
urging the tearing up of the sods and
manuring of orchards, hut "seeing is
believing,” in this case, and we have
seen it tried fully. We know of an or
chard, fully a quarter of a century old,
that had got into the non-bearing con
dition. The new owner concluded to
try this thing on. So it was pruned
heavily in June, and fall plowed, just
as deep as the plow could be sent, so
that many of the outlying roots were
even cut off. During the winter ma
nure was hauled in and scattered, and
a great lot of it, too, averaging a two
lmrsc load to the tree. In the spring it
was plowed again and harrowed into
the mellowest i*ossible condition —clo-
ver being sown. The trees were also
scrai*ed, and then washed with a caus
tic solution. The last three crops on
that orchard have exceeded in quality
ami quantity those of the ten previous
years combined, and the trees have a
decidedly healthy look. So we believe
that our old orchards, when not too far
gone by neglect, can he made to pour
out a rich and golden river of good
fruit for many years yet. But they
must he fed, and it will be bard to get
on too much manure.
While it is a fact that our old or
chards are failing, the wise horticultur
ist discovers the necessity for making
new orchards. Newer varieties are
coming to the front, and if a man de
sires to command the top of the mar
ket he must have the best going. There
is as much improvement in apples as
there has been in stock, only in apples
we have the chance to go on “day with
out end.”creatingaiul bettering. There
will l*e a tremendous demand for our
fruit in the far West, and lowa can
l*est meet it. New orchards will be
wanted to meet the demand, and the
men who think for the future will l*e
smart enough to provide the supplies.
It is just as our friend Calkins, of the
Burlington Haiekeye pertinently says,
in applying the case to his vicinity, and
his remarks apply to us here iu Central
lowa without any alteration whatever:
“With an eager and ever-increasing
market for our fruits over the arid
plains and the golden lined mountain
gorges lying beyond, the population of
which is daily expanding, and crying
out lustily for “more,” and the con
stantly increasing transportation facil
ities for reachingthem.there seems not
a shadow of doubt but the demand f< r
good wholesome fruits must be for a
long time to come on the increase, and
as no portion of the great valley of the
Mississippi is more favorably situated
for the production of apples than this
vicinity, and no section has better facil
ities for transportation, it seems that
every inducement is offered that is nec
essary, to keep the great industry, not
only up to the standard of the past,
but to push it forward to meet the re
quirements of the future. The ensu
ing spring ought to witness a revival
of the fruit growing industry by the
planting of large numbers of new or
chards, for thev are needed.’*
The lowa City Press, in its agricul
tural department, publishes a state
ment that comprises this rather ques
tionable result, namely that
1 bushel raw corn makes i* H>s pork.
1 “ corn meal “I*2 “
1 “ lioiled in grain “ 1 3*4 “ “
1 “ cooked meal “ Id
We wish the statement were true as
holy writ, in these days of sb.OO pork.
To obtain the first yield the best of
care in feed and slop must be given,
and then, in nine cases out of ten, the
increase will seldom go over seven
jtoumls. As to the other yields they
are manifestly wrong. The best of
practical farm experiments do not
make any such return, we are sorry to
say; but it is true when it makes a bet
ter showing on meal. We know that
to be true, and fed in that way the corn
l>ays the largest jiercentage of profit.
An authority has made the following
demonstrations of the value of raw
corn and meal when properly fed to
hogs in value per i>ound and bushel:
Raw Corn. * Ment.
At 3 cents 27 cents 36 cents.
At 4 cents 46 cents 50 cents.
At 5 cents 40 cents <lO cents.
At 6 cents 54 cents 71 cents.
This, of course, means feeding under
the liest |>ossible conditions. Herein
this section we would have a certain
bonanza if we were sure of 5 cents
year in and year out. It would pay
then very largely to go into the luisi
ticss in a wholesale manner, and with
all the best focd-saving appliances.
Under proper care there is absolutely
nothing on the farm that pays us so
handsomely as the homely hog, but
homely as he is he demands intelligent
The fattening season is now here,
and with the steady price of corn at
50 cents, the feeder has a chance to fig
ure whether it will pay to feed heavy
or not, with the uncertain condition of
the market now promising. If you
have good pens and shelter it will pay
to feed, for hogs will hardly fall helow
85.5010 t good,straight, well-conditioned
animals, and that means really 60 cents
for corn. If you are not well fixed for
economical feeding you will not get 40
cents for your corn. It pays to build
“mortgage extinguishers,” as a. friend
of the writer calls his hog pen, cf
which these columns spoke some weeks
ago. The thinking farmer, who ma
nures his work with intelligent thought,
will adopt all these good things as his
prudent judgment will dictate. He is
the man who will acquire a comjwtence
while the wasteful mud-feeders uife
continue to live in a hand-to-moidlff
way, just as their fathers did Ik*fore
them. The other farmer will have the
means to educate his children, to make
his home attractive, anti live in decent
Christian comfort, as all tillers of the
soil should, and easily could.
—Tlie Missouri Htjmblieun thinks
com culture is everywhere neglected.
It is rudely planted and seldom fertil
ized. It says from forty to sixty bush
els an acre, on Irottom lands, are consid
ered good crops without fertilizing;but
the same lands may Is* made to bring
15U bushels. Corn is a good friend to
the fanner, but, like other go«>d friends,
is often treated with neglect.
Our farmers have often ltfard of
the drive-well swindle, and how thou
sands of men have been plundered of
royalty fees for the using of a tiling
that was in common use years before
the last patent was granted. Now
these men who paid these royalties
have all been notified that the first set
of thieves who plundered them had no
warrant of law from the chief thief,
and that now they can come up and he
plucked again. Then probably the
third set of (’apt. Kids will come sail
ing along, and claim royalty—and soon
to the shot-gun period, which period
should come on w th the first demand.
Our friend Collin, in the Fort Dodge
Messcip/er. tells a happy incident that
took place in Bremer county, that ap
plies to the case, and we will let him
tell it here: “l’p and down the Cedar
river the formation of the lands is such
that a great many drive wells are used.
This i> peculiarly so in Bremer county.
After hundreds of them had been put
down and had been in use for years,
along came a man claiming "patent”
ownership, ami demanded a royalty.
After harrassing the people up and
down the river, this fellow came to the
little town of Plainfield, in Bremer
county. The people were expecting
him and were ready. Bight out in the
street, in front of the hotel, where he
would stop, a hasty and suspicious
frame was erected and a rope hung
over it with a peculiar knot and sli i*-
nooseon one end. The man came. At
the depot some way from the hotel, lie
was very blatant and insulting, lmt
when he came to the hotel and had
taken a survey of the lay of the land, a
change came over his spirit,and falling
under conviction lie was converted,
lie was then very courteous and gen
tlemanly. He suddenly remembered
lie had special business at home and
must leave on thenexttmin. lie went,
and no agent for collecting royalty on
drive wells has ever lieen seen in the
county since. Farmers are a law-abid
ing people, and if a man deserves hang
ing, they arc willing to let him hang—
even if it takes a barbed wire to do it.”
The opportunity presented to our far
mers ami breeders is one that cannot
beexi*ected to recur in this community
for many years. Prominent among the
offerings is the select herd of l)r. 11 in
sey, which are such as are only found
as the result of careful selection and
choice breeding. l)r. 11. has displayed
much intelligence in the study of histo
ry and breeding line stock; and now
that lie has concluded to sell his entire
herd, there is a chance for some one to
gather plums; young breeders and far
mers can take advantage of mature ex
perience. The sale occurs in Ottumwa
on the 2*‘»th day of October, 1881, where
will also be sold the entire herd of Mr.
E. L. Handel. Sickness in the family
induces this change. The herd of Mr.
K. is a good one and very desirable; and
the above herds are auguuiented in this
sale by numerous selections from other
prominent breeders in the vicinity;—
viz, Messrs. J. A. Ilarlan, llinkle, New
ell, Foster, Win. Pedrick & Son. and
Buyers can h*ok forward to this sale
as a rare chance to procure choice short
horn cattle bred at home. The catalog
abounds in such meritoriuns strains
;us Young Mary’s, Young Phyllises
Josephines, Zelias, Mary Ann’s, Pomo
nas and other good sorts;and the young
things are enriched in character and
merit by such sires as the Duke of Oak
land, Maj. Hiehmond, Master Deneva,
Bessek’s Baron, ixc. Terms of sale are
the most lilieral, and, although it is not
our aim to discourage buyers from a
distance, yet, for the benefit of our own
county, we liojk* most of the good
things may l>e taken in by men of Ma
haska and adjoining counties.
List of Premiums Awarded nt the Sec
ond Annual Fair October 4-6.
Roadster Class Stallions 4 year and
II (’ Gallaher, Reconstruction 1
R .1 Henderson, Black Tom 2
Stallions —3 years old.
II C (lallaher, bay colt 1
stallions—2 years old.
Mark II Shangle, black eolt 1
Yearling Colts.
Loft us L Cat heart, sorrel colt 1
Horse Colts.
J W Allen, black colt I
Urootl Mare.
Hugh Cathcart, black mare I
Filly—3 years old.
J W Allen, black mare 2
Filly—2 year old.
C.I Dodd, sorrel filly 1
Alex Moore, filly 2
Stephen Janney, colt 1
A Duncan, black colt 2
(J S Lytic,3 year gelding 1
Horses of all work, A No. 2.
Henry Lunt, stallion 4 years old iV up. 1
John Evans, “ “ “ “ 2
Stallion —3 years old and up.
James Mateer, stallion 2 years old 1
Mark Shangle, " ~ “ —2
Loft us Cathcart, stallion 1 year 01d... 1
S J Janney, horse colt I
J W Allen, horse eolt 2
John Algood, brood mare 1
T S Thompson, “ “ 2
LO Tucker, “ “ Comp. Notice.
II C Frantz, gelding 3 years old 1
X M Rush, fillv3 years old 2
A J Grace, gelding 2 years old 1
E C Hull, filly 2 years old 2
.1 W Allen, fillys 2 years old—Comp.
Janies Mateer, gelding 1 year old 1
John Steen, mare colt 1
T S Thompson, mare colt 2
L O Tucker, “ “ Comp. Notice.
John Evans, stallion any age 1
A Atherton, *• “ ** 2
II W Lunt,imported stallion 1
D McKahen, stallion any age, Comp.
A Atherton, stallion 3 years old 1
James Mateer, 2 year old Stallion 1
A G Hull, brood mare l
Ira C Miller, brood mare 2
.1 T Algood, brood mare, Comp. Notice.
II C France, 3 year old gelding 1
J H Berry, 2 year old filly I
A Moore, “ “ “ 2
Willie Michener, “ “ “ Comp. Notice.
Janies Mateer, gelding 1 year old I
N II Rash, filly I year old 2
L O Tucker, mare colt I
John Steen, mare colt 2
N M Rash, farm learn l
J C Jackson, “ ** 2
Ira C Miller, “ “ Comp. Notice.
M II Wymore, mule team I
M J Burton, “ “ 2
Roh Evans, 2 year old jack 2
II Cathcart, pair carriage horses 1
D Feasier, matched buggy team I
J E Ogborn, pair carriage horses 2
II Cathcart, buggy team 2
'l' S Thompson, single lniggy horse 1
J W Lytle, “ •• •* 2
L C Thompson, saddle horse l
JW Stafford, “ “ 2
David Upton, hull 3 years old I
Thos Graham, bull 3 years old 2
J Andre, yearling bull I
Thos Graham, hull ealf 1
Geo W Hill, bull calf 2
E C Hull, cow 3 years old 1
W A Bryan, “ “ “ 2
E C Hull, 2 year old heifer 1
'1 hos Wat land, “ “ “ 2
Thomas Graham, heifer calf 1
Sheep—Long wool.
II C France, 2 year buck I
A Munsell, ** “ 2
Sam Wherlie, yearling buck 1
A Duncan, buck lamb 1
C J Dodd, 2 year ewe I
II Munsell, “ “ 2
Sam Wherlie, ewe lamb 1
A Munsell, yearling ewe I
Fine wool.
J F Algood, buck 2 year 1
“~“ 1 “ 1
Swine—Poland Chinas.
Grin Fleming, Imur imdcr 1 year 1
Jesse Chappel, “ “ “ 2
•• ** lioar over 1 year 1
N M Rash, 2
Jesse Chapjiel, sow over 1 year I
“ “ sow under 1 year 1
W A Bryan, 3 pigs under 6 mo’s same
litter 1
Ottumwa Breeders' Sale.
A. 3. Draft.
X M Rash, 2 pigs under li mo’s same
litter 2
Jesse rhnppcl,:» pigs under b mo’s same
litter. Compliment Notice.
I! Farreuce, boar under t year. Comp.
Pantry stores.
Mrs (i Brogan, 2 ILs butter 1
Mrs A L Shangle. •• " 2
Mrs I) Stanton, “ “ Comp Notice
Mrs A I, Shangle, plat? farmers rusk 1
Mrs .1 N II Campbell a glass of jelly.. 1
Jane Croves, can of peaches. 1
" •• three cans of fruit 1
Mrs V S II ill. white bread. Comp not ice
Brain and Vegetables.
A I, Shangle, C lm of black oats 1
S Janney, “ ....2
(Ico Hill, lm white oats 1
J \V Allen, 1 . lm yellow corn 1
Jesse Cliappci," “ “ Diploma.
" " white corn 1
T Cobbs, specimen of sweet potatoes.. 1
s Jcmiey, T lm of rye I
J N II Campbell, Him white wheat.. 1
A Duncan, peck of clover seed 1
(ieo Hill. H lm English spring wheat 1
J W Allen,' l ß lm early rose potatoes.. 1
•• •* “ ” snow flake.... 1
J Chappel, “ peach blows 1
Pat Smith, “ seedling potatoes 1
Cliche Woods, radishes 1
J N II Campbell, egg plant 1
A E Shangle, pair Toulouse geese 1
J\V Allen, " " “ ....2
W A Bryan, bronze turkeys 1
Pekin ducks
Fred 11 Bryan, pair bantam 1
Earnest Bryan, ~ " 2
Wm y.umwalt, Black Museova ducks. 1
Floral Department.
I! A Caster, piece quilt 1
M Phillips, lamp mat I
Mrs A Parks, shell basket 1
•J *• " log cabin quilt 1
Tibbie Champion, man drawing 1
Alice Ilawley, “ “ 2
Lydia W Janney,counterpane I
rag rug 1
Mrs I) Stanton, needle work 1
Maggie Kidpath. hair wreath 1
Julia Quinn ” ” 2
Mrs J N II Campbell, rag carpet 1
“ *• *• *• ** bed quilt 1
* " counterpane 1
* •• organ cover 1
*• " “ ** " sofa pi110w5....2
cotton stocking.. 1
J J Kitchen, quilt 1
Flora Davis, reticule 1
Florence Davis, block piece quilt 1
Jane Groves, zephyr motto 2
Mrs J Andre, " “ 1
Lydia draham. tidv 1
M 4. .. •>
Bell Stafford, toilet set 1
Mary Porter, satchel 1
“ •• cornucopia 2
Maggie Winder. “ “ I
Mrs II T Wright, lioquet 1
needle work 1
*• “ •• “ tidy 1
Alice Kepner, motto 2
Ella Jackson, air castle I
Deo ('arson, case of fancy goods 1
M Parks, cigar holder I
Ella Lewis, mottos I
J B Strom.articles from Norway 1
Ilattie Strom, fancy work 1
Mrs(' Page, Masonic apron. |needh
work in silk 1 1
Mrs (' Page, feather w reath 1
May Hudson, needle work 2
“ cushion 1
M A Munsell, rug 1
M A Piner, fancy work 1
Mrs A J Ellin, bead cushion I
Mrs Hoen.('rayon ]
May Mosher, knit scarf 1
Vehicles, Tools, Hardware, Ac.
l»at lift A Wat land, two horse p10w...l
Deo II Wilson, - horse plow, Comp
Wav A (Slotfelter, sulkv plow 1
It A W, “ 2
Deo A Wilson, gang plow 1
Way A Dlotfelter, cultivator I
•*’ “ “ 2 horse plow 1
•• “ *• farm pump 2
Hat!ill' A Watland, farm wagon 1
WAD. ” “ 2
“ “ “ spring wagon 1
M T Swiekard, double seat spring wa
gon 1
Way A Dlotfelter, open buggy 1
M 0 Dallaher, top buggy 1
J It Miller, “ “ 2
M T Hight, case hardware 2
Carrel A Hansdell, stoves A hardware!
W A Bryan, l*est and largest collection
of apples I
'J' 1. Brooks, best and largest collection
of apples 1
A Hidpatli, best and largest collection
of apples Diploma
Mary Briggs, best plate of apples 1
Several plates of splendid fruit by \\
A Bryan, A Hidpatli and others were
bv misunderstanding of committe*
passed by. A. L. SiIANOLK,
AM* « axva***i:u«*
Make from M‘J5 l<» 8-VO per week selling
Koo<U for K. 11. UinßOrr \ CO., to Barclay
Street, Now York. Send lor their Catalogue
end Term*. nfiws
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Du. Kino’s New Discovkky for
Consumption is certainly the greatest
medical remedy ever placed within the
reach of suffering humanity. Thous
ands of once hopeless sufferers now
loudly proclaim their praise for this
wonderful Discovery to which they
owe their lives. Not only does it jtosi
lictly rnr* Consumption, but Coughs,
Cold’s, Asthma, Bronchitis. Hay Fever,
Hoarseness and all affections of the
Throat. Chest, and Lungs yield at once
to its wonderful curative powers as if
by magic. We do not ask you to buy
a large bottle until you know what you
are getting. We therefore earnestly
request you to call oil your druggist,
W. R. Nugent, and get a trial bottle
free of cost which will convince the
most skeptical of its wonderful merits,
and show you what a regular one dol
lar size boitle will do. For sale by’ W.
R.Nu gent. 4
Piles are frequently preceded by a
sense of weight in the back, loins, and
lower part of the abdomen, causing the
patient tosuppose he has some affection
of the kidneys or neighboring organs.
At times, symptoms of indigestion are
present, as flatulency, uneasiness of the
stomach, etc. A moisture, like per
spiration, producing a very disagree
able itching, particularly at night after
getting warm in bed, is a very common
attendant. Internal, External, and
Itching Piles yield at once to the appli
cation of Dr. Bosanko’s Pile Remedy,
which acts directly upon the parts aff
ected, absorbing the Tumors, allaying
the intense itching, and effecting a
permanent cure where all other reme
dies have failed. Do not delay until
the drain on the system produces per
manent disability, but try it and be
cured. Price, 50 cents. Ask your
druggist for it, and when you cannot
obtain it of him, we will send it, pre
paid, on receipt of price. Address The
Dr. Bosunko Medicine Co., Piqua, Ohio.
Sold by J. \Y. Morgan. Druggist, Oska
loosa, lowa. n6cow6in
Bucklen’s Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores. Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, < urns, and all kinds
of Skin Eruptions. This salve is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction in
every case or money refunded. Price
25 Cents per Box. For sale by W. 11.,
Nugent. n26yl
Take care of your Lieer. A great
number of the diseases to which man
kind are liable arise from a disordered
condition of this organ. Keep it in a
sound and healthy condition and you
can defy disease. Puickly Ash Bit
tkiis are especially adapted for thih
purpose, being composed of drugs
which act on tlie Liver, giving it tone
and strength to withstand malaria. 6
Shiloh’s Consumption Cure.
This is beyond question the most
successful Cough Medicines we have
ever sold, a few doses invariably cure
the worst cases of Cough, Croup, and
Bronchitis, while its wonderful success
in the cure of Consumption is without
a parallel in the history of medicine.
.Since its lirst discovery it has been
sold on a gurantee, a test which no oth
er medicine can stand. If you have a
Cough we earnestly ask you to try it.
Price ID ets.so cts. and 81.00. If your
Lungs are sore. Chest, or J lack. Lame,
use Shiloh’s Porous Plaster. Sold by
your druggist.
Answer this Question.
Why do so many people we see
around ns, seem to prefer to suffer and
lx* made miserable by Indigestion,Con
stipation, Dizziness, Loss of Appetite,
Coming up of the Food, Yellow Skin,
when for 75 cents we will sell them
Shiloh’s Vitnlizer, guaranteed to cure
them. Sold by your druggist.
A marvellous cure for Catarrh, Diph
theria, Canker Mouth, and Head Ache.
With each bottle there is an ingenious
nasal Injector for the more successful
treatment of these complaints without
extra charge. Price 50 cents. Sold by
your druggist. Sffeowmff
Mothers need not he kept awake
nights hy the imasisant coughing of
their children, if TTiey have l>r. Mar
shall's Lung Syrup at hand and give
one or two doses in season. J’rice only
twenty-live and fifty cents.
peons on,
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on eartli equals St. J Arons On.
as a *afr, sure, simple ami cheap External
Kenedy A trial entails hut the comparatively
trilling outlay of 50 Cents, ami every one nutferiiig
with pain can have cheap uml positive proof of ita
Directions in Eleven Languages.
Baltimore, 31 it , U. U. A,
The Great
Consumptimi Remedy
lias been testeil in It u nit red s of casts, and
never failed to arrest and rare C'OJV
SUM I‘TIOX, if taken in time.
It Cures Coughs.
It Cures Asthma.
It Cures Bronchitis.
It Cures Hoarseness.
It Cures Tightness of the Chest.
It Cures liijticulty of Breathing.
Brown's Ex|=ecjo^\nt
Is Specially Recommended for
It trill shorten the daration of the disease
and alleviate the paroxysm of couyhiny,
so as to enable the ehild to pass tliro.it/lt it
without leaving any serious eon set/fences.
PRICE f sOr. and SI.OO.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Loss of appetite,Nausea, bowels costive.
Pain in theHead.with a dull sensation in
the back part, Fain under the ahoulder
blade, fullness after eating, with a disin
clination to exertion of body or mind,
Irritability of tempeiyCow spirits. Loss
of memory, with a feeling of having neg
lected some duty, weariness. Dizziness,
fluttering of the Heart, Dots before the
eyes. Yellow Bkin, Headache, Restless
ness aUnight, highly colored Urine.
TUTFS PILLS are especially adapted to
such cases,one dose effects sucliacliange
or feeling as to astonish t he sufferer.
They Increase the Appetite, and cause the
body to Take on Flesli. thus Hit* system is
nourished, and by IlieirTonlc Aetlonou the
■ nicest I» e Orleans. Regular Stools are nro
duced. Price '£> cents. XV Hurray Mt., .V V.
tIKAY Hair or Whiskkrs changed to a Glossy
Black by a single application of this Dyk. It
imparts a natural color, acts Instantaneously.
Sold bjrPruggi»tr.or sent by expo t-t. receipt of fl.
Office, 38 Murrey SL, Dew York
C|)r. TITT’B MAM ML of taliialit# /u formation mnl f
>ful Kmipt* will be aikllrtl IRLh uu application.
Wade from best Selected Grapes.
Delicious in Flavors Taste,
A Popular Wine at Popular Prices.
Agency for United States,
213 North Second St,,
For Salo at all
by tho Class or Uottio.
Notice is hereby given to all poisons inter
ested, that on tho :X)th day of September, A.
I)., 1881, the undersigned was appointed l>y the
Circuit Court of Mahaska conn*}’, lowa, Ad
ministrator of tho estate ot li.-ivid Thomas,
deceased, late of said comity. All persons in
debted to said estate will make payment to the
undersigned, and those having claims against
the snme will present them legally unihcnti
cated to said court for allowance.
Dated Sept. 30,1881. Wm. 11. Thomas,
D. K. Moo UK, Administrator.
Clerk. nidvdp.l
J. W. lioilcau vs. Maggie Itoileau.
In the District Court of the State of lowa. In
and for Mahaska county, December term, IBSI.
To Maggie Boiloau.
You are hereby notillc i that there is now on
die in tho office of the Clerk of tho District
Court of the State of lowa, in and tor Mahas
ka county, the petition of .1. W. Itoileau claim
ing of you a divorce from the lionda of matri
mony on the ground of wilful desertion, and
that unless you appear thereto and defend be
fore noon oT the second day of the December
term, A. I)., 1881. of said court, which will com
mence on the l!Hh day of December, A. I).,
1881, default will Ite entered against you and
decree rendered thereon as prayed.
Geo. e. Morgan,
nCwt Attorney for Plaintiff.
Notice ok the jncokpokation ok
1. The name of this corporation ia the Indi
ana, Illinois and lowa Itaili-oad Company of
lowa, and its principal place of business is at
Oskuloosa, lowu.
*. Th® general nature of tho business to he
transacted is to lay out, construct, equip, Icaso,
own uml operate a line or lines of Itailmud, to
oondemn right of way, own real estate, and to
do all tilings and possess all Hie |H>wers and
franchises that a railroad corporation may under
the laws of lowa.
8. The amount of capital slo-k is limited to
fifteen million dollars, and shares are one hun
dred dollars eae.li.
4. The bublneaa of tlilH cor|Mirntion will he
conducted by a board of Five Director*, who
are to he elected on the iirnl Wednesday of June
each year. They shall have turner to elect
from their own Dumber a Pretddent. a Vic e Pres
ident, S Secretary and a Treasurer, who Khali
cooatitute the Reneral offlcerH of the corpora
ft. The Hoard of director* may appoint such
other offioera and agent* a* they may deMro
0. Tliia corpoiation aliall conmp<iM-<) on the
30th day of June, A. I). IMJI, and continue for
fifty y* ara
1. The private propeity of the stockholder*
and UIIUIXTH of thU cor|M>rutioii hhall lie
o.vtmp: I run corporate debt.
•w 4 Hamuki. Mkhuim..
TO TUADK —We have several new sewing
machine* t » trade for ooul or wood.
i UiKAi.D Printing Co.
Groceries, Queensware, Glassware, Ta
ble and Pocket Cutlery,
Produce of all kiuds wanted for which we always pay the highest market price,
doods delivered in the city. Satisfaction guaranteed.
nil) 123, West High Street, Osktiloosa, lowa.
Stoves, and Tinware.
A full line of
Builders’ Materia! and Tools
Sole agents lor the
The Best in the World.
The only plnee where you can got the celebrated
Glidden’s Galvanized Fence Wire,
Warranted to he the strongest and best wire in the market.
Good Goods and IBottom Prices
Is Our Motto. 47rat>6
r, Md, V. M. A.
Stoves and Tinware
Rooiingj Spouting and all kinds of Job
W ork done on short notice.
The Charter Oak, Monitor and Early
All Leading Cook Slows in stock. Soil coal Base Burner
“CX J XI\,d:A.3C”
And Hard Coal
Beat in tlit* Market.
11) ( entennial Block, Xorlli Side ol Square, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Onr CMMirs MM Our (insiders Dilictlri.
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, Clothing and
A. M. Abraham
Is now ollciing tlit* gveutesi liiiri»aiiis over olumtml in Osk.iloosji,
in every kind of tlie above goods. So all that want good goods j
cheap will find it to their interest to call anti see me, as my stock!
is very large and full anti must be sold in tin* next sixty diivs;
and for that length tit time I will oiler goods so cheap that you
will have to buy of me.
My line of Dress (loods is
complete, embracing a full line
of Black and Colored Cash
meres, Black anti Colored Silks
and Satins, French and Ameri
can Lawns and Percales of the
most beautiful styles. Also ev
ery style of Foreign anti Do
mestic Dress Goods, all til which
will be soltl at the Lowest Prices
in the city.
Embroideries, Hos
iery, Gloves, Etc.
My line of Embroideries, Hos
iery, Gloves, Notions anti all
kintls of Novelties surpasses
anything ever before offered.
Mo bargains in these goods are
simply immense. My line of
Hosiery is very large ami cheap.
In Gloves 1 have every style,
kind and quality. All sold
cheaper than the cheapest.
It will |my you wlion in Oskaloosti to call at
Popular Dry Goods Store
No. 5,’ Union Block, North Side
of the Public Square,
and save money.
Table Linens Tow
els and Napkins.
In this line of Goods 1 make
a Specialty, and with me you
will always find the Largest anti
most Complete Stock in the
city, at prices that will convince
all that I not only propose to
sell cheap, but do it. Don’t for
get Abraham’s bargains in these
Carpets, Oil Cloths,
& Window Shades.
in those goods I recognize no
competition. I buy them direct
from licmU|uarters ami sail give
the lowest possible prices. My
line ol ('arjtets range in price
from 20 cents to $2.00 per yard,
from the commonest hemp to
the Finest Body Brussels. I
guarantee the best goods at the
lowest ]trices.
S H O EmlmMti diamond iu
OlUxilJi, %JPilllfgH.— __ M
Spring Goods are now arriving in Men’s, Women’s, and Chil
dren’s wear.
No gammon. Actually low in price. Come, see ami he con
vinced of fact s whercunto your attention has been called. A
careful inspection of goods respectfully solicited by yours truly,
N. li.—Repairing promptly and neatly done. n.°*o
Ihe season has come when of a necessity you will he obliged to
renew your foot wear by the purchase of new
f l«to *** §*«*. |
OM felloes arc comfort • M effort to xeieci well made
win I b w T° nl kCt ‘ ~ > °} lt mill durable pedal cover-
Meither il«, olil iMxit.-, liMik wmilililoaiiipieaiiilaat-
Imill v «>r worn i >ut; sinrc Af .. j I promise you polite ami
you have t., l.iiy trMeS. attention, anil
We shall contii ie to serve our customers. We hope to make new
friends; give is your trade and in return we’ll give yon the
host goods the money can buy.
We are yours truly,
riiese Kilters arc not an iisloxicatinjf beverage, but
nic£li:-i?io oi'real merit, anil pJeasau! to tlic ta«te.
le ft/ all Jlruof/ists. Price, SIMP per HottL
Forged from Solid Har of Steel.
Afford a firm level bearing, such as nature intended. Will prevent horses from
“Calking” or growing “Corn*." Equally good for summer or winter. Is a self
cleaning shoe and will not “hall up." Entirely EINIMIIEO, ready to nail on.
Sold at same price ns finished iron shoes, and guaranteed to outwear 3 of them.
Ask your blacksmith or hardware dealer for the *'Dniming “ Mteel Horse
Nlioe. Take another kind until you have tried them. Catalogues with hill particulars
Chicago Steel Horse Shoe Company,
Ulf general construction.
Leafiii M\m MnM
Vv> re* '7l \r
3 c\n s.
Is Tho Croat Connecting Link botwoon the East and tho West!
Itn main Hue rutin from Chicago to Council Sleeping Cars for sleeping purpose*, and Palace
Klutfs passing through Joliet, Ottawa, 1-a Salle, fhnitiy Cur* (or cat iiik purpos, souly. Our other
Genesee Moline Hock island. l>aveii|M>it, West great feature of our Palace Cars Is a SMOKING
Liberty’lowaCiiy Marengo.Brooklyn.Grinnell, SALOON where you ran enjoy your “Havana'’
lies Moines (the capital oflow a), Stuart, Allan- at HI hours of the day
tie and Avoca- with branches from Itureau Magnificent Iron Itildgesspan the Mississippi
Junction lo Peoria; Wilton Junction to Musca- and Missouri nvci-sal all points crossed by this
tine Washington, Fairfield Eldon, Belknap, line, and transfers are aviddedaf Counc.l lllniTs,
Centrevillc Princeton. Trenton,ttallatin. Came- Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison, con
,-,,1, Leavenworth. Atcldson, and Kansas City; nertlons being made In l ulon Depots
Washington toSlgourney, (Kkal.nisa. and Knox- The i>rliici|-ol It. It. connect ions of
vlllci Keokuk to Farmington, Bonaparte. Hen- tills great l b rough l.lneure us fellows;
tonsiHirt 1 udenendent. Eldon. Ottumwa, Eddy- At CHICAGO. Willi all d.verging lines for tho
vLle Oskaioosa, Pella. Monroe, anil lies Moines; Last and Soutli.
Mt. Zion to Keosaniina; Newton to Monroe; IH-.s At EngLKWooU. with the L.S. A M S., and P„
Moines to Indianolaainl Wluterset; Atlantic to ft. W. A- C. It. Hus.
Griswold ami Audubon; and Avooa to llarlan At Washington H lights, with P. C. A St.
and Carson. This is positively tlie only Hall- L. It. It.
road wliieli owns, and o|n tales a through line At La Swig with 111. Cent. K It.
from' Chicago Into the Stale of Kansas. At Piconl A. w ith P. P. A P. I». A K.; I. It *
Ttirougli Express Passenger’l rains, with Pull- W,; 111. Mid.; and T. P. A \V Kds.
■nan PalaceCarsattached.areruueaeli waydaily At Knelt Island. with “Milwaukeeand Rock
between CHICAGO and Pkouia, Kansas City. Island Short Line." and Hock Isl'd .» Peo. Kds.
COUNCIL liLUPgs, Lkavanw-oktii ami..A mil- At Davlnpout. with the Davenport Division
■uK. Tliroughcaisarealsoiun betweenMilwau* C. M. A St. P. K It.
kee ami Kansas City, via the “ Milwaukee and At W kmt I.iiikkty. with the It. C. It. A N.IML
Hock Islam! Short Line." At <1 kin NKLL. w illi Central lowa H. U.
The “Ureat Koek Island" is magnificently At D«a Moinls, with D. M. A P, D. K. IL
rout pin'd. Us road bed I* simply perfect, and its At Council Blukks, with Union Pacihe K K.
tiaek Vs laid with steel rails. At Umaiia, with H. A Mo. K. ILK Gu Neb.)
What will please you most will lie the pleasure At Coi.um bus Junction, with lI.tUU N.H.R.
of enjoying your meal*, while passing over tho AlOr-rUMWA. with Central lowa It. IL; W'.,
beautiful prairies of Illinois and lowa, in one of St. L. A Pac.. and C.,11. and y. B. Hds.
our iiiagiiiliceut Dining Cars that accompany all At Kkokuk, with Tot, Peo. A War.; W'ah.,St.
Through Express Trains. You get an entire Louts A Pae., and SL L., Keo. AN.W. H. KUs.
meal, asgood as Issei ved 111 any Urst-eLis* hotel, At Camkkon, with 11. St. J. K. H
for seventy-five cents. At Atciiihon, wltli Atcli.,Topoka A Santa Ke;
Appreciating the tact that a inability or the Ahli. A Neb.. andCen. Hr. U. I*. K. Hds.
people preter separate apartments lor .llttereul At Lkavkn worth, with Union Pac.aud Kan.
purposes (and the Immense passenger business Cent .K. Hds.
of tills Hue warranting It), we are pi -ased loan- At Kansas City, with all lines for the West
uotince that this Company runs DxrUaion Palace ami Southwest.
Tickets vln tills 1,1 no, known wa tlio ’ (heat Rock Island Route,” urn sold by
all Ticket Agents lu tho Uulletl suites and Cuuada.
|<‘or iulol’iurl io»» not obUluiibltt at your homo ofne©, adurtHi,
VtM IWfcsl sod Uvswil O,«o»l TVk.t uul
J, B. McCurdy & Co.,
0 North-East
, Corner of the
Public Square.
HH i—j
Tho Boss UJ
W FnnitnreDealers
j And
Invite everybody to call; t-3
ami see their
H New Stock. C{
Q T "« j,
" ' Nicest Goods
S! An '' i j*j
Greatest Variety •
Kver brought to O.skaloo
sa for the money. nlO
Sive Perfect Satisfaction EverywherSi
Excelsior MauTg Co,
For halo bjr 11. |. KKNDIG,
nivyt Oskaloosa, lowa.
Time Tablo of
Chicago, Rock Island 4 Pacific
■6 00
a* ?
M as * a....
p* 05 J *6. ~ £.' '
, <0 55^2?,i 1 S % n=i
2 111 *
2 88 C
• s,u,, n«w i :r.rr.-v~rr= i ■
m aotintKj I : *-*|
8 « f/V.Vi;
5 rfls :ije? :3«5 5= ::*
, © i c o^u'r--
fld W *" s COIjJ
BBBS c- = •* £ >
Z 2 4-i 23*as8ai« Sugsj
2 CO £,7*
Q j r
I list ii ii.’o fr. srr4'--’7’-"-V-7 •r' r.' —
J WHioa. U3SS2SS :§2HS
e£ • .| sa : i *• *s s
M WsfesfisSiSsS ssss?
to ? =--©^s£-r^
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Ot I a. -.a. - . a. .. .
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© cjJ,og. ; :e
l»r P 1 *- f±g
The firm heretofore exiting under the name
aid style ol Phelps AGibhahas tins day dis
s« IveJ hy nmiualeonsent.T..l. Blackstone hav
ii g nurcliased all of I. M. Gibbs’ luh'rest in
sa.d Hrm. All ace.ounls of the Drill of Phelps A
Gibb-* will be settled bv Phelps A: Blackstone.
CJ. 11. Phelps,
I. M. Gibbs.
Osk loosa, October 3, IsHl.
NOTE: All persons indebted to the Hrm ol
Phelps & Gibbs are requested to make early
letthment of the same, as it is neoessay that
ihooUl books should be settled up :.s soon as
Htate of lowa. Mahaska county s. s.
To Phu-nix Mutual Life Insurance Co. or
whom it may concern.
You are hereby notilied that the following
described property, to-wit: tint lots S, 12 anil P>
lil tho city of Oskaloosa, situated in Mahaska
county. lowa, was on the 7th day of October,
INTO, sold at public Tax Sale, for delinquent
taxes loti. U, Denison; that I am now the law -
fill holder of the “Certificate of Purchase”
thereof; and that the right of redemption from
said shlo will expire and a Tieasurer’s Deed Ini
said property will be executed unices redemp
lion he made within ninety days from the date
of the completed service hereof.
7 G B. Denison, Perl*.
State of lowa, Mahaska county, s. s.
To Phoenix Mutual Life insurance Company,
or whom it may concern.
You are hereby notilied that the following
described property, to-wit: out lots B—ll8 —11 in
city of OskalooSH. situated in Mahaska county.
lowa, was on the 7tli day of October, 187 s. sold
at public Tax Sale for delinquent taxes to G. B
Denison; that l am now the law ml holder of
the *‘i eitiiicate of Purchase” thereof; and that
the r >kht of redemption from said sale w ill ex
pire and a Treasurer’s Deed for said property
will be cxocutcd unless redemption be made
within ninety days from the dateof the complet
ed servlet! hereof. [7] G. B, Denison, Per T.
In matters of the last will and testament of
John I aylor, deceased.
Not ice is hereby given that tlu-rc is now on
die in the otliee of ihe « lerk of the. Circuit
Court of Mahaska county, lowa, an instrument
in willing purporting in be the last will and
testament of Jot'n ‘lay lor. deceased, and ihe
same is set forbearing on the s xih day of the
next term of the circuit • ourt, lo l>«- begun
and hold in Oskttloasa. on ttn- ttitid Monday of
October, Ittsl. at which lino- objection canto
made to I lie approving ot said will and its ad
missl n to probate. D It. Mount',
tiwtl t u tk.
Dead President
sizk i4xio inch i:s.
A few short hours after our bravo i'lcsidcul'.-i
death had been announced to a sorrowing
country. every yard of crape, and every por
trait that could be had were bought up at fabu
lous pm-, s " Idle thousands succe-edod in get
ling lib port lull, hundreds of thousands, yea
millions, tried in vniu. The U. S. Manufaett.r
ing Co , of Pitlrhurg, l*a., had übout J.issi
copies that were unsold during the campaign,
outside of these there were not one hundred
copies in Hint city. Iti less than two hour a
after It lieeaiiie known that they had them,
everyone was sold and thousands more were
wanted, line young man bought mo ot them,
und sold them within an hour—clearing fid on
them. This Drill Immediately telegraphed to
the leading picture publishers of the couutrf.
aud bought up all that could he had aisnit
15,(00 ‘I hey w ill, white these last, send them
to any uddreas In Ihe United Stales post /si id at
the following rate: 1 portrait 50c.. ftfor#-.00,
25 for fn on, no for flO.tHl, or 100 for flsut>. Any
one ordering one hundred can readily sell them
In a few hours for tMUO Good canvassers can
make ♦ on in the next to days selling them.
Whet he: you wn>h one or UW address
u. b. manufacturing co..
ft Pittsburg, p«.

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