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we do not hear from him with the usual regularity. /X ft j r v r THE HERALD PUBLISHED BY TIIE Herald Printing Company. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27. Kooks to Kent.— See notice else where. Wanted. —see notice of sewing wanted. Read carefully Willard A Weeks advertisement. The roads have been outlie awful order—mud endless, and no Itottom. To Trade.— Read advertisement elsewhere of Rose Hill projiertv to trade or sell. Pound Pippin.— Seth llawkins left us some line sj>ecimens of Pound l*i|>- pins raised upon his premises in Oska loosa. (inouND Up.—The Central road ground up a man, named Hammond, at (irinnell on Tuesday evening. No fur ther particulars. We are much afraid that our Ttieh- Xew Block.—Mr. P. CJerrard has commenced the erection of a two-story hrick block on High street w hich is to l»e. completed in a rush. Guteu Kask.— llerr Carl lllattner verkauft nalie 800 Pfund Scliwei/.er Kase, beste Qualitat. und vorstellet dem Herausgeber ein Theil. A Fine Lot. —Hawkins Bros & Johnson, of this city shipped a carload or horses to Minneapolis last Monday averaging 1475 lumnds to the head. Broken Arm.— Byron Kenworthy was so unfortunate, while out playing at the school grounds, as to break his right arm altove the wrist, for which all will l»e sorry. Being Cribbed.— The corn crop is now being cribbed with great rapidity. Quality good—quantity nothing to crow over. But some fields are as good as over. Bought Again.—T. C. stout, who sold his coal land at a healthy figure, has bought the ten-acre property of \V. E. Williams, east of the city, and con tinues to be happy. Sold. —A Leighton postal says: “By ron ('lank has sold his farm situated two miles north of here by the Union church, consisting of l*5l» acres, toSaiu’l Nelson, for the sum of $6,400." Reversed.— The ease of Baldwin against the Oskahtosa (ias Light Com pany, in which judgment went against the Company in the lower court, has (teen reversed bv the Supreme Court. A Good Thing.— With an eye toward getting hold of something good, Holton Ji McCoy have Uiught a line farm, two miles east of the city. They do not pro pose to Itecome grangers, however. Fhil Fills it. —L'hil Watts is selling stoves at Geo. A. Wells’and every one who knows Fhil and his aptness in this line, will not l»e surprised to hear of George enlarging his quarters at an earlv dav. Ki stkddfod. —The Welch folks will have a concert at Given, on Decemlter 2tf, where a lttimlter of prizes will he given to the l*est singing, etc., in ac cordance with the Welch method. It w ill Is* a tine affair. llit \NI> Bodies. —The lowa Masonic Grand < hapter and Grand t 'oiuinandery are in session this week at lies Moines. Chapter No. fi, of this city, is repre sented hy Messrs. W. I*. Lacey, A. ’l', iirinkle, and A. W. Johnston. Tiie Old Man Himself.—C. W. Ravel, the first, the only, the original Grimaldi; the l»est acrobatic trick clown in America, is with Anthony El lis and Hathaway’s Humpty Dumpty. Here at Opera House, No\ eml*er 10. Tin: new butcher lina of Hoojies «Sc ■>hipley, succeeding Mr. Johnson, is get ting along finely. Some of tin* I toys .rail mi Mr. ll>k»|m's for silpacca beef and thing! of ih ti sort, lint his only answer is found in the best of beef handed tint in st v b mum: That Stands. —Underneath the ordinary layer of sand stone found m the quarry now used for the Court House, a layer of stone has l«*en found similar to that at furrier's mill, whieli is used tor mill stones by the Currier Company. Sniatv. —lfenry Fiehlinger, one of idir (I kaloosa l*o\ s, who has dritted down t<» Hurliugtoii, writes that a \ ou u g sou of hi> has ha< I the mist ort u lie to ha v e his leg broken a little below the tup. whereat his friends will sorrow with him. RtiOKKN I,IMIS.—J. K. RUXtoll’S daughter fell last Friday by catching her foot tin a loose Itoard and broke one of the small I tones in one of her lower limbs, a painful aeeident whieli will keep the young lady out of seliool for some time. Cattle Salk. —John Nash, in Adams township, and north of Glendale Mills, will have a sale on Thursday, Nov. 3. where he will sell 73 head of eat tie, lift head of st<»ck, hogs, hay, im plements, ete. A gotwl chanee for some line feet ling steers. Comi.no I'p.om Monte/fm a.—lt is said that surveyors are running a line from Mouie/uuia to the coal fields near I ’moil Mills for the pnr|»ose ttf extend ing the Grinned Jt Monte/um.i mad.— I tie grader oil that road are said to lie v *rv light iudeetl. A Wiioi'pi.t:. Ravel’s new lv-hatch td 11 iimpt > Dumpy; Miaeo’s double sp4s-ialt> and novelty troupe; Parker l,<iss’ monster dog circus; Tony Man mug’s military band, amt Prof. Gray’s <t|«eia orchestra w ill ap|iear at Opera House, Novemlier 10. livi* sm ash, i.ast Fritlay afternoon the Central road h.td a bail smash near .\» v. Sharon, where II dais of coal and .i Mogul engine were wrecked. Ii wsis c.iu.»ed by :t train breaking in two, the i out way end lieiug run into and itself i uniting into a following train. Al*out SIB,OOO will settle the bill. M'iuk steam. — I The workman an* n<»vv engaged in putting in a new' Iwiler fur tlit* si. miii heating apparatus of tin* C »agivg.uional Church. It would l>e a desirable tiling if ail tin* churches would put al*ont forty pounds pressure on their tfosp**l (toilers this roiuintr wiiilcr, and summer, and all succeeding M'asoltM. 4 ‘it v hiKMTOuv. —Tli** canvass for t In* new directory is now thoroughly under wav, and Mr. Holland re|n»rts progress so far as lieing eminently sat islactoi \. lie intends to give Oskaloosa one of his l»esl works, and since he prosecutes the w hole of the work )>er- Hunally, we may look forward to a Imok that will lie a credit not only to its com piler hut tlie city. A tilt EAT I.KcTritK.—The Athenian society of Oskaloosa College has se cured lion. Schyler Colfax to lecture here on Novemlier tt, ou the topic of “Our Martyred Presidents.'* It will he at the o|tern House, ami the fame of the le.*tairer. and tlie topu* will ho sutti cieut P» Jill it. It w ill lie an occasion that all should take in. for it will be profitable to aIL Caned.— lt’s pretty rough on a man of fifty summers, when a dozen or so of young and hearty bucks pitch on to him and give him a good caning, but Frank McCall had to stand it, and he now leans with confidence and pride upon the beautiful “stick” presented him by his employees iq>on his 50th birth day, which occurred last week. OCTOBER 27 Miner Killed.— On Tuesday, a miner named William Ganffey, employ ed in the Excelsior mines, was killed by a large piece of slate falling on him, just after he had tired off a blast. It seems that the unfortunate man had not carried on his prop work as far as should have been done—the roof gener ally being strong and safe, lie was a married man, and left a small family. Lot Sales.— Hon. Win. Loughridge has bought the Perkins corner, north east corner of the square, of Bolton A McCoy, for $4,000. Last Spring the same sold for $3,000 —quite a healthy increase. Isaac Kalbach has Umglit the two lots west of his residence on High st reet. Additions to Telephone. —The following individuals and firms have liecome suhscriliers of the Oskaloosa Telephone Exchange, and their instru ments are or will l»e connected in a day or two: 42, Consolidated Coal Compa ny, Kelly A Kingman. Mucliakinock; 52, W. P. Stanley, hotel; 51, M. Nach man. meat market; 43, Huber Bros., hardware and stoves: 41*, Cook A Son., blacksmith and machine shop. New’ Line. —Elsewhere will he found the advertisement of Messrs Mc- Neill A Glass, proprietors of tin* new Onmihus and Livery line. They have put complete new equipments on the road, and propose to serve the public as well as they can l>e. The firm are both well known young men here, and their effort to please will doubtless find ap preciation by all who chose to ride in “Me A .Jeff’s new line.” At Best. —Last Wednesday Mrs. Aholiab Hull was buried in the ceme tery west of the city, her death result ing from consumption. Mrs. Hull, it will be rememliered, was operated on by Dr. Hoffman, assisted by others, and an ovarian tumor removed weighing 25 ]H)Uiuls, t lie operation proving en tirely successful, with no drawbacks therefrom whatever. Mr. Hull will he deeply sympathized with by his friends and comrades. Get it, if Yor Can.—Prof. Seerley has had placed in his charge Macau ley’s History of England as The lleuald prize to he given to the scholar in the grammar grades of the city schools, making the best record as to scholar ship, deportment, and attendance dur ing three months. The 1 looks will hede livered at the close of tlie term. Who will lie the good, bright lniy or girl to take the prize? We make the predic tion that it will he a girl, hut the Su perintendent and principals will decide that. A Success. —As a repairer—of houses —Ur. Hurst is a success. Of the prop erty that he commenced on some months ago, some of the original sills and a few rafters, studs and joists re main, all else is new, and there has grown up one of the most comfortable houses in the city. The latest addition to it is a veranda on the south, which is a model of neat taste and good con struction. Mr. Hadley had the con tract for the job, and if Dr. Hurst feels like growling over the work we will lind a chap to take the job off of his hands. The Festival.— The Presbyterian folks should feel gratified at the attend ance at their supper on last Friday eveningat the Downing House. It was a supjier that reflected a great deal of credit on the good women who got it up, and every one of the three hundred present enjoyed it to the fullest. The ladies offer the following card of thanks: “Tin* latlies of the First Presbyterian church lender their thanks to the citizens of Oskaloosa and elsewhere for their liberal patronage and inaKiiilicent attendance at the church social on last Friday evening; and especially do they desire to express many obligations to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, o( the Downing House, for the use ot their elegant and commodious hotel on that occasion Pettish opt 'rut: Money. —Charles Wing, who sold his coal farm cast of the city for j? 13,i*10 cash, has invested at home. He bought the John C. Wil suti place, near the city, on the north, consisting of 20 acres and good improve ments, paving sl.oimt herefor. He will reside there. Ile also bought the Nor tlvke place, joining Lacey, consisting of 2<M> acres, paying $25 jwr acre —an even .<3,000 for a farm of that size with first class improvements, lie gave his I toys <I,OOO each and his blessing, and bid them go in and do the best they could, which they will do, ami do it to the credit of themselves ami their parents. Alvin .1 ( i->l.l x. —The Academy of Music was tilled last evening to wit ness Charles 1,. Ha vis and his company present his character comedy entitled -Alvin Joslin." as the representative of a New Knglatid farmer. It was prom ised that those in attendance should have ISO laughs in iso minutes. It was hardly the case, for the appearance of “Alvin Joslin’* on the stage was the signal for tin* risildes of the audience to give way to laughter, which was continuous for more than three hours. Mr. Davis’conception of his character is excellent, while his dialect could hardly lie excelled, liiirh'ni/tou (N. K.) Journal. Can’t Do It.-An anonymous com munication from the north part of the city states that an old woman has an interesting grand child in her care,and if the little one fails ill any apjioiiited task, he gets a I tea ting, so much so that the neighbors hear his cries far away, and in a general way making herself a terror to her section by such conduct. Now, of course, wo cannot publish any thing of tin* kind. We would hardly subject the name of any one to such publicity, save u|miii most reliable information. This alleged charge of cruelly may or may not la* true. We ho|ie for the sake of humanity that it is not, but if it is why do not the anx ious neighiairs prosecute the case in a projier way, and not sneak around in an anonymous communication y It is a cowardly way of doing a thing. Iti.isn to Fate. -The chief mourn er at the greenback funeral refuses to lielieve that it is a funeral with them, lie pokes his head through the frost bitten gympson weeds, where they are hiding, and yells that “the dead party gains at least sno votes in Proud Ma haska this year.” It reminds us of a story now going the rounds, of an old darkey who liecame enthusiastic in the rels‘l cause and volunteered to go in the ranks. After tlie disastrous cam paign in Georgia, his enthusiasm side sided, and lie decided to go home and encourage the old folks to hold out. When bidding his commander good-bye lie was asked how he was going to avoid disheartening the ]»eople after what had liapjiemsl. “O, ea/.y *nulT,” replied Saml*o, “I’ll say nothin’ to dis courage them old people; i’ll just sav that owin’ to circumstances and de lay oh de country we are advancin’ hack wards, and ile Yanks Tire retreatin’ on tons." The same is true of the party that llnds an old darkey in the organ that prints such claims, w hen the llg ures show a loss ill this county, in every county but one in the district, and a large loss over the state. The Republican Yanks are “retreating on to ’em." THE WEEKLY HERALD: OSKALOOSA, MAHASKA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1881. Apples— Bio and Llttle.— John Deady has a Red Juno tree that pre sented him with a double crop—and two quite well matured specimens are now on our table.—From the Nicholls place Father Snowden drops a trio of apples, which were grown on the order of big cow pumpkins.—But Father Gilmore, of Black Oak, covers them all with some magnificent Golden Pippins, such as the gods would most enjoy. The Beacon Schools. —Under the care of Mr. Sutton, the Beacon Public schools are doing very nicely. We looked through them on Tuesday, and found the attendance good, the classes quite bright and very attentive. He is assisted by Misses Josie Wright, Re becca McCord, and Susie Jones—the latter being in charge of the primary department, with an average attend ance of 65—and enrollment of 75. Miss Jones does her work well, —for it is the most im]N>rtant branch of primary ed ucation—and we believe that her school will show it. Miss Male has charge of the “White school,” and has a good one. It may be fairly said that the Beacon schools are doing better than ever. Wasting Space. —The official vote of Mahaska was sent to the Des Moines lieyi&trr by the editor of The Her ald. As tiled here in the telegraph of fice, it was correct, but between the tel egrapher and compositor the greenback vote was not given correctly. The howl of the Messtngtr that it was falsely given by Mr. Clarkson is a waste of sp;ice, that might have l>een used in giving the markets. Mr. Clark son never saw that dispatch; is not in the office now, and cares very little w hat vote the greenhackers of Mahas ka poll. He knows that the intelli gence of the people is sufficient to keep them down and out from this on to the speedy outcoming end. Then he would never lie about the dying. New Firm. —By reference to our ad vertising columns it will he seen that Mr. John Gilchrist has purchased a half interest in the extensive marble establishment of F. W. McCall, and the new firm will be known as F. W. Mc- Call Sc Co. This is a deserved pro motion for John, who is a thorough workman of seventeen years’ experi ence, the most of which time he has put in in the shop where he is now proprietor, and Mr. McCall could not have done better. Together they will make a strong team, and we wish for the new Arm a continuance of the suc cess which has followed Mr. McCall’s efforts and enabled him to claim, and justly too, to be one of the leading marble firms of the state. Circuit Court.— ln Judge Lewis’ court the judicial broad-ax has fallen on the marital I Kinds and severed them for the following couples: M. J. Underwood v. L. Underwood. E. M. Murray v. W. Murray. J. ’1 urner v. 11. M. Turner. The right of way cases touching the New Sharon, Coal Valley and Eastern Railroad, were transferred to Marion county. It is apparently a tight for time on the part of the company. The following is the jury: George Shayler, Cellar; 11. 11. Barnes, S. S. Thompson, Scott: C. 11. Edris, \V. 11. Green, J. 11. Mitchell, Isaac Steward, Oskaloosa; S. Cochran, W. Crandall, J. Souter, J. A. Williams, White Oak; J. 11. Zane, Mad ison; I*. E. Clark, M. Tice, Black Oak; J. 11. Biddle, lies Moines; M. Wasson, Richland; John Hiatt, and G. Ilitte, Prairie. The Relief Society.— The coming winter promises to be one that will af ford an abundant held of labor for the good women who make up the mem bership of this body. Its work last winter was excellent. Charity wasad ministered in its proper spirit, and the usefulness of the society splendidly shown, 'flie re-organization of the society occurs to-day, at 3 r. m., at the Congregational church. Miss Ilena Siebel, Secretary, in sending the an nouncement, adds: “Our society ex tends an urgent appeal fora large at tendance, both of regular members and all willing to assist in caring for the newly. This winter bids fair to bring with it an unusual amount of want and suffering to be alleviated, and a large corps of workers is absolutely necessary. Election of officers and oth er important business to attend to.” lli sk> koi! FnonioAi.s. —Mrs. Wil liam Kemper has placed us under ob ligations fora specimen of the fruit from the J.ocust tree, of Palestine, noted as the diet of the Prodigal Son, after he had “hummed” his fortune away among the Democrats and Green- IKickers of the olden time. In the Natural History of the Rible we find that the tree is common to Palestine, and is conspicuous and attractive, with its dense foliage of deep green, being an evergreen growing to the size of our ordinary apple tree. It blossoms in Feoruary, and the pods, somewhat similar to those of our honey locust, are found in numerous quantities in April. They are Hat, from four to ten inches long, and are chiefly used there for feeding cattle, horses, and hogs. The old historians speak of the jiod of this locust as the food of the i>oorest and most miserable—just like the prod igal was sifter he had “been to Oshkosh with the Ixiys,” and had been “cleaned out” most thoroughly. Tiie Willaud & Weeks Opknixg. —The fall opening of Messrs. Willard & Weeks, dry goods merchants, on Friday last, brought before our people one of the most artistic and handsome displays of dry goods that lias yet been our privilege to examine in a western city. The arrangement of the rich and vsiried fabrics, composing everything that is new and seasonable, could not have been bettered, nor could si why have been adopted to make a greater effect upon the lookers-on. It wsts an expensive day of conversion—to hus bands’ and fathers’ |H*cket books, as the very near future will prove. The dis play in cloaks and gear of that kind was very large, comprising everything from the s2no seal skin down to the commoner grades, and representing all the styles in goods and make known, as in season. The establishment .was crowded all day until a late hour in the evening, and the enterprising firm will certainly Im* repaid for their effort in just, profitable appreciation by their customers. Many of the ladies who at tended the opening wore costumes made by Miss Minsky, in charge of the dressmaking department, and Hie suits were greatly admired by all. The rich ness, quality and new designs of silks, satins and plushes shown attracted the greatest attention—the exhibit being immensely creditable. Touching this firm we quote the following from the Des Moines ReyM-er, in its Oskaloosa correspondence: ••In "uiCHkiux »*f tin* marked instance* of i»ri vate enterprise, I am reminded of the luani inoili dry goods, and dress and cloak house of Willard & Weeks, without doiild the leading establishment of the kind in Southern lowa. These yomiK men came to Oskaloosa but a few years ago, with limited means, but by close ap plication have won for themselves an enviable standing in commercial circles, laist Friday was their fall oftening day, and a liner and more artistic display of goods in their line was never made in low*a. Al least twenty-live hun dred |*eople passed through (he different de partments during the day and evening. The Arm make a s|*ecialty of dress and cloak mak ing, and this department was the chief object of interest to the laities. A large and compe tent corps of male amt female help is in eon slant attendance to attend upon the smallest want. The Arm of Willard & Weeks meets with ami merits the best wishes of our citizens.’’ Wabahii.— We have it on reliable authority that the Wabash road will assume control of the Central, January 1, next. FROM PIG TO PORK. The Oskaloosa Packing Company’s New Buildings-Almost Ready for Business How Hogs Are Killed in a Scientific Way. The buildings to be used by the Oska loosa Packing Company are rapidly nearing completion, and but few days will pass before the company will be in the market here and elsewhere as buy ers of the hogcrop. We have frequent ly mentioned the progress of this work, and now that it is soon to he inaugur ated into the work, a more extended (In scription of the buildings, modes of killing, and so on, will lie relished by our bacon-eating readers. In order to bring the matter before your mind in a realistic manner, you must suppose that vou are a hog— for the time being, and under that bristly siqqiosition, we will whisk you through the establishment in a jiffy. Being a well-raised hog, it is supposed that in your earlier months you had the run of a clover pasture; you picked up the windfalls in some man’s orchard, and slaved your thirst in pure, run ning water, and at ten or eleven months you gladden the eyes of your owner with the sight of from 260t0 300 pounds of sweet, young pork. That’s the kind of a hog we are going to usher in ON THE GRAND ROUNDS. Tlie building used for the killing, ren dering and other purposes is 48 by 65, three stories high, with the boiler and engine room attached on the south. Two large boilers supply the necessary steam, of which an immense amount is needed. If your hogship is ready we will start up an inclined plane, which leads to a wide-opened door, where A GENTLEMANLY USHER— with a club —urges you forward to a place in the’dress circle there specially arranged. As you get along in front, a youth in pink tights, auburn hair, and a hunch of heliotropes on his left breast, will throw out an arrangement which firmly claps itself around one hind leg, above the joint. While you are resolving whether the occasion de mands profanity, or settling in your mind the constitutionality of the act, you find yourself going up—grunting end down. You are swung along on a narrow gauge road, hanging by one leg, until you swing over a concern like an ash-hopper. While you are surveying it, a member of the Society for the amelioration of misery on general principles, gently but firmly insinuates a knife into your throat, and the up shot of the matter is that soon you are a dead hog. That ash hopper caught all your blood, which ran into pipes and then to THE FERTILIZER MACHINE, There the blood is all solidified, and used for fertilizing purposes—has a value of about S2O i>er ton. In this machine all the waste is used, and ■made valuable as the richest fertilizer found. This much by way of paren thesis. HAVING 15 LED, you pass along a few feet, where you are quietly lowered into an immense tank, or trough, and by the time you get to the other end of it, your hair will slip easily, and a crank, with iron arms attached, throws you out on a platform where ready hands soon strip all the hair and dirt off. Further on an artist fixes your hind legs for the gambrel, and quickly you are hung up, ; washed down clean and scraped, when another insinuating knife relieves you of all your internal apparatus. This is done with an adroitness that would make you laugh, if you could see and appreciate it. The entrails are passed into the hands of artists who relieve them of all extra clean fat, which goes into one pile, while the entrails are dumped into an iron tank, holding 4UUO gallons. When full, it is “TANKED,” and the grease, which, of course, has a buttery sort of color, goes on the mar ket as grease. There honest Christians buy it and use it in the manufacture of butter crackers! Two other tanks of same capacity are near which are used for the rendering of lard too clean and good to he used for crackers. Undoubt edly you feel greatly relieved, now, and an excursion on the railroad that con nects with THE SECOND BUILDING is in order. It is an easy incline and you soon get there. The building, 65 by 85, three stories high, is used for cooling purposes. ;Tlie first twojstories will be inside into an immense refrig erator, by lining it with a partition and tilling the same with saw dust. After you have cooled off, you will be cut up to suit the demands of the market, and make good bacon, pickled pork, nr something else out of you. So endeth our journey with a supposed hog. EVEUYTIIINO about the establishment has been built in the best manner, sparing neither time nor expense. Every lloor lias a stand pipe for water, with hose always attached. Its ventilation, to carry|<»ff animal heat and save ice. is as near perfect sis can be inside. We doubt whether there is a packing house in the State to compsire with it in the completeness of sill details. The com pstny, represented by Mr. Rent ley smd Mr. McCulloch, spent much time in ex sunining all the best houses, and there fore bad the experience of others to aid them in combining sill tlie best ap pliances for the speedy smd profitable handling of pork. The Water Works give them an abundant supply of wa ter; g.xßl sewersige hsis been obtained, and every care will be taken to guard against the horrors that sirise from ill managed estsiblishments of this kind. The capacity of the works, at present is 1,500 hogs a day, though that can be increased very readily, sit small cost, to 2,500 hogs every day—six days in the week. Further buildings to be erected will comprise an ice house, smoke house, cooper shop, and others—all of which will find erection in good season. The company have secured Ml!. THOMAS HODMAN, who hsis been for yesirs superintendent of Ellsworth Packing House sit Des Moines. We know that his work there was good, smd with the better appli ances here, the work will not fall below the standard. Under Mr. Godmsm’s superintendence, with the good busi ness liesids found in the company, there is no reason why the career of the en terprise should not be prosperous from tbt* verv commencement. One of the Olt EAT BENEFITS that will immediately accrue will be the making of a regular market for all hogs—all the time, instead of the tri weekly market now afforded. This will continue summer and w inter, as the house has been constructed with that end in view. It will result in fix ing the market for hogs, for the house can afford to pay more for the hogs, and pack them here, than they can be IsMiglit and shipped—since the product goes to the same market. A car will carry fin live bogs, or tlie prduct of lfiO, profitable difference. To the farmers the packing house will prove more profitable than another railroad, and in which the whole com m unity will share to a great extent.— We may also mention that the spare ribs, buck-bones, and sausage meat market will take a boom that will be big enough in <|iiantity to satisfy all. Coming. The Morse Prescott Dram atic Coinjauiy will hold forth at the Opera House Friday and Saturday Nov 4th and sth. This is another star combination, and well worthy of liber al patronage. Tiie Coal Supply,— We have been in receipt of a number of letters from northwestern lowa, wherein great alarm was expressed that that section was destined to undergo a coal famine again this winter, and that the causes would not be snow-drifts. For several days we have been patiently examin ing the problem, as It presented itself here, and we come to the conclusion, that while for a month there may be a slack supply of coal, the winter will find them abundantly prepared. At the present time there is a scarcity of cars on all the roads coming here for coal. The Milwaukee and Northwest ern are both using very many fiats in construction purposes. As soon as the work ends a very considerable addi tional supply will be at the command of each road, and then there need be no fear as to the result on coal supply. Touching the mines here at Oskaloo sa it may he said that in no previous year has there been so much work done in preparation to meet the demand for fuel. The Excelsior company, which is the Milwaukee, have a new mine opened and arc doing as much work in it as is possible. A new mine requires a great deal of slow work in entry driving, and that is where the company got caught. The work is progressing very rapidly, and by the end of No vember they can have an out put dai ly, from both mines, of about sixty cars. Of course much of this coal will be used by the company in keeping its wheels turning. The\ will he able to constantly increase the product, and Mr. Wightinan. the Superintendent, will see that his department is not found wanting. Supt. Buxton, of the Consolidation Company, which is the Northwestern, reports that, with plenty of cars, lie can takeout not less than lIS cars per day. At their mine the colored miners are employed. The new mine, No. 2, opens out one of the best coal fields yet touched, and will he the model mine of the State. It will have a direct entry of one and a-quarter miles, in coal run ning from five to nine feet, with a large field of coal on each side of the entry. This mine is not yet ready for active work, but being put there as rapidly as possible. Supt. Buxton will do his part of the work very promptly. They have five mines open, and the out put can lie as follows: No 1. 43; No 2,25: No 3, 25; No 4,8; No 5. 15—in all 118 cars average work, which can he pushed several cars above. Aside from these great coal produc ers a number of other mines have been fitted up todo four times the work that they were able to do last year. Some new mines have been opened, and take the whole product, about the first of December, it should not fall much be low one hundred and eighty cars per day. The only drawback will he the want of cars. At present the Central road refuses to allow any of its cars to leave its own track, which is found to be a greit drawback to both shippers and buyers, many of whom have been pre vented from getting coal on this ac count. The Ceutral management know just what they are about, we suppose; but the buying public hardly appreci ates such work. roimty roiTes|H>inleii<*(*. Leighton. Jacob Moody is building a new house. John Walton and John Boss are do ng a good grain business. Dr. Field is lieing appreciated,and he s very much on the rapid “go." There has been a good deal of sick ness in this vicinity—much more than isual. Among those families who lave had sickness, are John Moody, 3r. Bowman, Mr. Biggs, Johnson liobinson, M. I*. Smith, and others. Seven funerals have taken place here lis fall. Trade and work is good with all our usiness men. The Fella creamery is buying up the ream about here, and paying high ates. The farmers say that it pays hem. Mrs. Jacob Moody has a sister visit tg her from northern lowa. East Oskaloosa. Weather in this neighborhood is tetter. James Setzer, Mark Rsirnesand R. 1). Taylor are slide to be up and around. Father Rroerman is better but not able to be up yet. Our school, Ruckeye, is enjoying si three weeks’ vacation, which we hope will be a benefit to teacher smd scholsirs. Flowing and gathering corn is the order of the day an this neighborhood. ('. M. ('hick is just completing a fine barn, 38x42 ft., rodded and painted in style; will cost about $llOO. 1 like to see such improvements, sis they sire much needed. a. j. < letoher 25,1881. Sbaron Siftings. Rusiness isquietthe psist few days, owing to rain smd the muddy roails. Rev. F. W. Evans, of Fairfield, lec tured here five nights Isist week in the M. E. church. The house wsis crowded every night. lie came here to reply to some of the arguments produced by the Advents, who had just closed their lec tures, and this week they have returned to reply to Rev. Evans sigsiin. J. C. Jsickson, Mrs. Glasscock, and David Vail have all returned from their visit in Ohio—wonder whsit makes Dave go to Ohio every fall? Ell wood Fhilbrook returned from Illinois vesterdav with a new wife. 11. J. Vail is busy now remodelling the Star office getting ready for the new fiower press which he is expecting every dsiy. He hsis silso lisul his meas ure taken for si new suit of clothes—he has si plug hat, a second hand present from aa old friend. Occasional. New .Sharon, Oct. 25,1881. Nassau Items. In my journeying from one place to imother i find myself once more in the little village of Nassau, thirty miles north east of Oskaloosa in the midst of a fertile and growing country. Rut any one can see at a glance that it is a little too fiat for this season. . Mr. William Marshall on whose land the town is laid out is erecting a neat and substancial dwelling sit a cost of S6OOO. The United Presbyterism Church of Nassau] will be formally opened for service on sabbath morning Oct. 30th. The services will be conducted by the Itev. Joseph Calhoun of Indismolu lowsi, morning service 11:00, evening service 7:30 Nassau, lowa, Oct., *34 1881. West Oskaloosa. Fall plowing is the principal work with farmers. 'flu* Greenbackers have settled down to business, and say they will not try .to destroy our government any more; liut,will promote the general welfare of our country; so we can see that the party has give up in despair. I wonder if the Mess?i ii/er will be published any more ? The coal shaft on Evans’ place is down at the depth of 50 feet. 1). J. Evansand wife have returned from their visit to Ohio. Mrs. Young will spend a few months visiting friends and relatives,then will return to her home in Kansas. Miss May Perry will teach the six mile school this winter. Deacon ()«•!., 24th. Faumi:ii Hoy. Rose Hill. Miss Fannie Hinerstarted last-Fri day to Peru, Indiana, on a four weeks’ visit among relatives. Mrs. John Genevay, of Des Moines, spent the Sabbath here, the guest of J. S. Wallace. Rev. I. O. Kemble, of Newton, was in attendance at the M. E. quarterly meet ing. Saturday and Sunday. Henry Moore lias le*en building an addition to bis house, 18x20. E. R. Stephens did the job. Rev. Leonard Devon left, Monday, on a business trip to Victor, lowa. Isaac Spates is very low with inter mittent fever. E. R. Stephens informs us that he shipped 2800 dozens of eggs from this place last week. Heat that if you can, Mr. Editor. Mark McCoy and sister went to What Cheer, Monday. Rev. Leonard Devore has received his commission as Deputy G. W. C. Templar, and will organize a bulge of Good Templars here Wednesday even ing. Some of our best citizens are tak ing hold of it, and it will be a success. J. A. Williams of this place is court ing this term as a juror. Rev. J. M. Scott is now in charge of the Free Methodist church here. The members of this church are trying to seat their house and get a bell for it. Every citizen in this place and vicinity should lend a helping hand in this their time of need. Charley Brattain Sundayed at home in your city. ('. W. Hagan lias bought another fine stepper. He now drives the finest team in the Hill. E. K.Stephens is still paying the high est price for butter and eggs. C. Brown, the boss doctor and drug gist of this place, is now carrying the largest stock of goods of the kind ever brought to this place, and is still able to attend all professional calls day or night. C. B. Shields, of Peoria, spent the Sabbath with J. W. Doak. 11. M. Harlan and family of What Cheer are visiting relatives here. Oct. 25, ’Bl. No doubt your readers take interest in their neighbors affairs, especially their good fortunes, and I, therefore, make for vou a brief mention of our sister city's progress. In a visit of a few hours the writer met many of the staunch business men qf the place, and had a greeting which bespoke general health and prosperity. Everywhere you met the same impres sion that business was lively and the people happy. Seven new brick buildings have been erected this summer and yet the de- mand for business rooms is not met. — Other similar rooms are under contract for the early spring of ’B2. Several very good dwellings have jeen built, and repairs have been made lpon many home premises throughout the town. The demand for dwellings was never so great as now; it cannot he met. A creamery is being erected and will soon be in operation. A carriage factory and woolen mill are in active operation. The coal interest is now claiming at tention and farms are being “optioned” while the work of “shafting” goes on in numerous places. They, like Oska loosa, expect much from their coal, and they already are doing a good coal busi ness. The M. E. church has been fitted and now presents a line appearance. Messrs. Johnson & Frush, general nercliants, have sold their stock and retired from the marts of trade, respect ed by all and “well heeled” for old age. Tiie schools of the city are prospering. An hour’s look in these schools called up many pleasant memories at sight of the many happy child faces I had so often seen before. Friend Barker, of the Journal, was out gathering up the election news, when I pulled his latch string, but I found the hoys sticking types, and clever as is characteristic of them always. But of all the merry sights in this short round of pleasures, the jolly crowd at Major Boydston’s place was first. They came to witness the mar riage of Lillian E. Boydston to Forest W. Woodruff. The young couple, al ready crowned with honors won, he as a merchant and she as a teacher, joined hearts and fortunes for life, and went their way, bearing the blessings of a host of friends. Gossip says that at least three more young couples will fall victims to Cupid’s darts very soon. s<* let the wide world wag as it will. .T. Beacon. Goal options are the go in this neigh borhood. Messrs. Ruby, Smith, Shaw, McFall, Williams, Screen, Jones and others have optioned their land to the Northwestern Coal Company at satis factory prices. Coal has been found on several of the tracts already. Improvements are many. John Thomas, Mr. Beardsley, Mr.Silverthorn, and at least twenty others are making minor improvements. Beacon has got a small boom of its own. Dr. Bevan reports that there has been a great deal of sickness, but none have died—at least under his hands. Malarial trouble is at the bottom of it all. Frank White had his right index lin ger bumped while switching, so that Dr. Bevan had to amputate it. Doing well. The Odd Fellows and Masonic socie ties are doing well—both are nourish ing, and have good memberships. Our miners take very kindly to the teach ings of Odd Fellowship. Weeks & McDonald who are now operating our magnificent mill proper ty, report that they have as much cus tom work as they can do. They can not supply the demand for their “Sun rise” brand of flour —which is an indi cation of its excellence. The mill has been refitted and fixed up by Mr. Mc- Donald so that they are ready for any and all work that may be ordered. We take a good deal of stock in the mill, since it gives us a splendid article of flour without the bother of sending to Oskaloosa or importing it. The Greenbackers are disappointed here over the election result. They ex pected that great gains would be made, and that a part of the ticket would certainly be elected. They claim that the Oskaloosa managers must be a wild set of men to make the claims that they did. Header Only 17,000 bushels of corn are stor ed here —owned by Chicago chaps. Our public schools, with Mr. Sutton as principal, are doing well. He is as sisted by Miss Josie Wright, Susie Jones, and Rebecca McCord, in the brick building, while Miss Male has charge of the “White school house” Good attendance, and better work than ever. What are we going to do for ]>ota toes V None here, and our supplies must be shipped in. And this m the very garden spot of the world! * * * Personal and Social. , Miss Emma Fletcher is in the city, lid a guest of Mrs. John F. Lacey. Oreat, big bearded Tom Fletcher, of Marshall, was in town last Friday. 11. W. McNeill, late of the M. A St. It. It., Is a guest in our city for a few days. Mrs. Wm. Kemper and Mrs. O. A. Johnson are spending this week with George Kemper and family in Hurlington. Mrs. M. B. Armstrong, mother of Mrs. F. 11. Loring, is visiting at the latter’s home in this city, and F. H’s flock of little ones are hap py thereat. Levi Cook is in Chicago looking after more new machinery for his wagon shop, and while there will purchase anew Itoiler for the Congregational Church. The Des Moines Register of yester days says: “Mr. \V. It. Lacey, of Oskaloosa, was admitted to practice in the Federal Courts yesterday by Judge McCrary .” Rev. Mr. Snowden has been preaching down at Eddyvllle this week. It is a case of church resurrection with every prospect pleas ing, to that desirable end. Mrs. Ex-Gov. Merrill is in the city, inking treatment at Hr. Pardun’s, and is mak ng rapid recovery. Gov. Merrill was also in he city on Tuesday and called at these head piarters. Lieut. Sharp, of “the regular army o!” now stationed at Fort Clark, Texas, the most important post in that State, is in command of his company. Our thanks are due him for late Texas papers. It. F. 11. Lyman ('. Clark, special agent for the Northwestern Masonic Ahl Association, of Chicago, was in oar city last week upon busi ness connected with his company and made a pleasant call at this office. Rev. J. E. Snowden has returned from St. Louis and mingling with the American Board. According to his ••tell" St. Louis is unite ajcity, but not so much so quite as Chicago. R. O. Green’s smiling countenance "was plain to be seen" upon our streets last Sunday and Monday. He is comfortably located with the M. & St. I*. K. R. at Milwaukee and was here upon business for the company. The Bashuw Ims line have added John Berry to their force as conductor. With Dan and John In charge there is no danger of any one getting left. Mr. Berry comes from the village of Minneapolis to our metropolis. On the aftern* mof October 19,Clara B. Smith celebrated her birthday with a “Dove Party,” and a score or two of little doves of girls were present, with never a naughty boy to make them afraid. It was a very pleasant affair for all. Frank Lindsey, foreman of the El dora Ledyer office, was an over-Sunday visitor here. By Ids courtesy, with that of tlte Kldora Terra Cotta Works, two alta-relievo busts of the lamented Garfield were found on our table. The work is first-class; clear and very exact in portraiture as compared with the best portraits of Die illustrious dead. In these times of quack medicine ad vertisements everywhere, it is truly gratifying to find one remedy that is worthy of praise, and which really does its recommended. Electric Hitters we can vouch for as l>eing a true and reliable remedy, and one that will do as recommended. They invariably cure Stomach and Liver Complaints, Diseases of the Kidneys, and Urinary Difficulties. We know whereof we speak, and can readily say, give them a trial. Sold at fifty cents a liottle, by all druggists. 5 Republican, Knoxville. Oo Not be Deceived- The celebrated “BURT”shoe for sale nt the lowa Boot and Shoe House. n4tf O. F. BENARD & CO. have just received a large stock of Bankrupt Goods, and are now prepared to sell goods cheaper than any house in Oskaloosa. Remember the place, cor ner of High and Washington sts. Dwl Now is the time to buy a good buff alo robe. L. L. Hull has 900 good ones, y CHRISTMAS is COMING and don’t you forget to go to J. B. McCurdy A Co’s and buy a PRESENT for some one or more of your friends. 9\v4 You can get a turkey for Sunday at A. A. Kendig’s y Rubber foot wear of all kinds at y Phelps & Blackstones’. LAMPS! LAMPS! LAMPS! at A. A Kendig’s y No END to the GOODS arriving at J. T>. McCurdy & Co’s. i»w4 In price, style, and quality of goods, Phelps & Blackstone can please you. They carry as large and complete a stock of boots and shoes as can he found in the city. 9 “Live and let live” is our motto at A. A. Kendig’s. y BUY YOUR BOY a pair of those BED TOP BOOTS at y Phelps & Blackstone’s. Another new invoice of Queensware and Glassware, Lamps and Lamp Goods, just in and for sale cheap at 8 Wm. Mattison’s. Canned goods for the millions at y A. A. Kendig’s. Tiie NICEST goods, the BEST goods, and CHEAPEST goods at J. B. Mc- Curdv & Co’s. 9w4 The highest market price paid for all kinds of Produce at W. Mattison’s. 8 PHELPS & BLACKSTONES do repair work, neatly, quickly, and at reasonable prices. y A fresh invoice of trunks and satch els at L. L. Hull’s, dirt cheap. 9 OPERA GLASSES for sale or rent at ‘All NEW GOODS at J. B. McCurdy & Co’s NEW FURNITURE BUILD ING. 9w4 Don’t fail to go see the new goods at S. J. Dutton’s. 8 Pure Vermont Maple Syrup at 9 A. A. Kendig’s. If you want to buy a pair of boots or shoes, fine or coarse, for yourself, wife, son, or daughter, remember that we keep a full line of everything needed in this climate, which we will sell at rea sonable figures. Remember the place, one door east of M.L. Levi’s, south side of square. (9) Phelps & Blackstone’s. California Fitted cherries; plums and California canned goods until you can’t rest, at A. A. Kendig’s. 9 CHICAGO in OSKALOOSA at J. B. McCurdy & Co’s FURNITURE STORE. X. E. Corner Public Square. New York Buckwheat Flour and pure Maple Syrup at W. Mattison’s. 8 SHOPPING BAGS and PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS a large line at YOU are invited to visit J. 11. Mo CURDY & CO., and see the GREAT EST VARIETY of Furniture ever brought to Oskaloosa. 9w4 Fresh country butter always on hand at |9] A. A. Kendig’s. L. L. Hull retails all kinds of saddle ry goods at wholesale prices * No use to pay retail juices for them. Live poultry wanted at 9 A. A. Kendig’s. ROOMS TO RENT. J. B. Ricky has two desirable rooms to rent, parlor and bedroom, third house east of Opera House. Enquire within. y-3w Farmers A. A. Kendig would like to see you at his grocery on the north side of the square. Take your produce there. 9 As a Blood Purifier, Tonic and Appe tizer, you would do well to use Stone braker’s Blood and Liver Bitters, as they cleanse the blood of all impurities, increase the aj>petite, and a powerful regulator of the whole system. 9 Canned Goods of all kinds and in any quantity, either by the can, dozen or case, as low as the lowest, at 8 Wm. Mattison’s. Leather and rubber belting at L. L. Hull’s. y We make a specialty of Teas at y A. A. Kendig’s. Money made by securing the bargains offered by Willard A Weeks, in their advertisement. » S. J. DUTTON is receiving a Mammoth stock of NEW GOODS for the fall trade, China, Glass and Queensware, Cutlery, Notions, Grocer ies, Provisions, Dried and Canned Fruits, Willow and Wooden ware. 8 Nuts, Candies, etc. for festivals, at y A.*A. Kendig’s. Phelps A Blackstone, South Side of square for Boots and Shoes. y Anything you want from a STOGA BOOT to the finest slipper at Phelps A Blackstone’s south side sext door east of Morris Levi’. y No. 1 long winter plaster hair at L. L. Hull’s. y PROPOSALS FOR COAL. Sealed propositions will lie received by the undersigned to furnish coal for Oskaloosa College and the students at tending, during the current school year, untill Monday Nov., 7th the Board reserves the privilege of reject ing any or all bids. Pouter Hedge, ?Sec’y Board. You can get the “Elgin Corn” at y A. A. Kendig’s. Wolf, plush and woolen robes at L. J.. Hull’s in endless variety. The Ottumwa Commercial College is the place to educate for business. College Journal free. Address, Strong & Wakeman. no 2 3mopd. Ottumwa, lowa. STILLBO O M I X G. 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 members. The attention of the farmers is called to it. They will find it to their inter est to patronize it. T. R. Gilmore, Pres, nlfiyl J. W. Carver, Sec*. PREPARE FOR BUSINESS. Practical Bookkeeping taught, and Business Penmanship, at Oskaloosa college. Send for circular. Address W. T. Howe, Principal. Bw4pd A DESIRABLE HOME FOR SALE. I). A. Lough offers for sale his resi dence one-half mile south of public square. Two story frame bouse, 6 rooms, three acres of ground, orchard of 50 bearing apple trees, grapes and other fruits. Evergreens and other shrubbery, good barn and sheds. Very desirable in nil respects. Price #2,500. Will take a team, wagon, harness and apring wagon as part pay. uo6mol *=* r=* % % ’fy k ty $2>000.00 worth of Silks. r Satins, Plushes, Trimmings, &o. We quote Below Willard &D Weeks’. Gbaopble sural Silks, Black Satio De Lyon Silks, Colored Gro. Gr. Silks, Beecliler Bro’s. Endless variety of Dress Silks ‘Wool Suitings.’ “IMPERIAL CASHMERES; “Dress (ioods” "Universally Conceded" Beechler Bro’s. Willard & Weeks’ "CLOAKS AND DOLMANS” No. 827, Black “Beaver Dol man” trimmed with Passemen terie and beaded fringe at $.">.00, worth SB.OO. No. 42, Black “Diagonal Dol man” trimmed with Satin fringe and passementerie, s7.">o, worth SIO.OO. “Immense Bargain.” No. 44, Black “Diagonal Dol man,” trimmed with velvet beaded fringe and passemente rie, SB.OO, worth $12.00. “Pos itive Bargain.” No. 020, Light Colored Walk ing Cloak, “Patent Seam,” only SIO.OO worth $12.00. Fur Lined Circulars at Less than East ern Prices. Elegant Assortment of all the Latest Novelties in Lu llies’ Wraps. Willard & Weeks LADIES, Underwear and Hosiery, Some Specialties not to found Something in the Dry floods Line to he found at the “Ladies’ Emporium.” Not Cheap Wood, but best Sloe Engraving, given with sales to our customers. Willard & Weeks. STILL ON TOP. "OPENED” SINCE THE “OPENING,” Some of the Bargains To he found at 63 cts worth SI.OO. 73 cts worth SIOO. 75 ots worth SI.OO. in all colors: FASHIONABLE “The Best in the World.'’ “LAKIJKST STOCK’ In tin* West. THAT Surpass all Others. offer special prices on GENTS, MISSES, AND CHILDREN’S elsewhere. ‘‘Garfield’s Portrait,” New Omnibus Line. When for any Reason a ’Bus is wanted, Leave Your Orders For “Mg. & Jeffs' New Line.” Fresh Horses, Fancy Harness, New Clean ’Busses, And Charges Just the Same You Know. Leave orders at Downing House, Burnett House, .Black stone House, Quaker liivery, or Hawkins Bros. Sale Stable, And they will mvive prompt attention troui polite employes. Only romumbcr, and don’t you forget it, and l>e sure and see lo it, and let us impress it upon you, that in order to se eure the above advantages, you must not neglect t<> have it expressly understood that your order is for "Me. & Jeff’s New Line.” McNeill & Glass, Proprietors. BAL*DAUF'S BOOM. • 5 (’ENTS FOR THe Finest Lithograph (SIZE 19x25,) Of Our Late President, JAMES A. BARFIELD, Yet produced. Each Lithograph accom panied !>v the President’s Autograph. We oiler this Portrait at this rediculous low price so ns to place in the hands of even the poorest “a true likeness” of him we all loved and cherished. Small Dealers around us have by misrep resentations and terrible blowing made ad vertising so odious and “hoax-like” that “Truth is put to Shame, v so we refrain from speaking on our Stock and Prices and simp ly say: Como and see us walk away with the Trade. We show Five Dollars worth of Goods to other houses one. GjUrotfieft The Largest and Finest Dry Goods House in Oskaloosa. DRY GOODS. HEW GOODS AND NEW PRICES AT JOHN MCKINLEY’S CHEAP CASH • Dry Goods House. WE ARE NOW OPENING OUR NEW FALL STOCK OF 3DK.E3SS C3-OOXDS, Silks, Satins, Velvets, Plushes, Bu gle Trimming Fringes A Buttons. Cloaks, Oolmans, Sacks, Paisley, India and American Shawls, Blankets, Flan nels* Jones Rep ©Hants and Beavers. A Full Line of Ladies Gents, Misses and Children’s Underwear. Throe Doors South of N. W. Corner of Square. John McKinley, TO ALL TRAINS.