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of tke Twelfth Chapter of Rere
lations—The United States in
Prophecy—General Grant
the Manchild. etc
The scriptures contain an spitome of
the world's history from beginning to
end. Assuming that the United States,
the leading Christian nation of the
world, would somewhere be mentioned
in such a volume, the attention of the
reader is invited to an investigation of
the twelfth chapter of Revelations.
u 4 the Mol'd aie her Wet. aad apoa her
head a crown of twelve •tan.”
The phrase "wonder in heaven" (Be
mei'm m to rmrano~ l, should be transla
ted -symbol in the sky" as this chap
ter seta forth a vision that appeared in
the sky, to the apostle John, foretelling
future events in symbolical language.
The rr>tmnn is a symliol of the Uni
ted States. The ruti with which she
was clothed, denoted our civilisation,
a symbol’ of the fostering care that
the invisible Christ—"t/> qf riyht
erm*ne*a~ (Malachi 4-2) has ever exhib
ited towards this nation whose consti
tution acknowledges him as “Our Lord"
and is dated with reference to his
The **'**• represents our civil liber
ty—* lifrht deri red or reverted from
our religious liberty.
The (Totm of Unit* stars signifies
the t wet re States that founded our
constitutional union. It is generally
supposed that this nation was com
posed originally of thirteen States. But
this is a mistake. Uhode Island took
no part in the formation of our consti
tutional union—she had no delegates
is the constitutional conrention. The
constitution is only signed by the rep
resentatives of twelve States. Rhode
Island never signed It, and did not
come into the union until about two
rears after its formation, and until af
ter the election of Washington.
Vaasa *. “An 4 tlx* brtnt with child travail -
tag ta birth and pained to be delivered ”
Vbrik a “And there appeared another won
der la heaven (vyiaboi. *n the »kjn. and be
heM a greet red dragon having «even heed*
and ten b*m< and ve*eo crow*** upon his
The travail of th? woman crowned
with twelve stars denotes the throes of
our country in the war of 1861, when
we were looking in great agony for a
military leader endorsed with sufficient
asperity, courage and patriotism to
lead our armies. The "other wonder in
heaven.” was the Ssuthern Confederacy
that menaced her. The *rtv-n h*wi* and
peri en crowns of the dragon symbolize
a perfectly organized government—the
nsml>er seven being frequently used in
the Scriptures to rep» jeent perfection.
The ten horn* signify the ten States of
the Confederacy other than Virginia,
the eleventh State, which w*s the seat
of the head of the government just de
Vi»i 4 And hi* tall drew the third part
o' the *tar» >•( b<*a»cn and did ca«t them to th»
This represents primarily the four
States, Virginia. North Carolina, South
Carolina and Georgia, oi*e-third of the
original twelve States,but were drawn
out of the Union in our civil war; and,
eecondarily. the eleven States of the
Confederacy, which were exactly one
third of all the States ae the Union
then stood.
Veras 4 "And the dragon *tond b#for>. 'be
wemma which »»• ready to bo delivered, tor to
drvoor her ebikl a* *OOO as It was bora "
Vtt.il 5 "And «be brought forth a man
chtM who was to rule all nation* with a rod of
Iron, aad her child wa* caught up (into Ood.
aad to hts throne "
Mrm A And the woman Sed Into the wil
ilerneas. where she hath a place prepared of
tiod. that they abould faed her there a thoos
*and two hand red and three score days
This man child is a symbol of Grant
There is no difficulty in defining man
ehild by his aharacteristic qualities,
whan viewed in the light of the script
ure*. 1 Cor, 4, *1 “In malice be ye
children, but in understanding be ye
men.” Grant was as iacapable of
malice as a child, bat had the under
standing of a man
After the woman that brought him
forth was saved by his arm, she lavished
upon him all the honors ; n her posses
sion. and then he want on a tour
around the world that has no parallel
in history; and the memorials from
'•all nations ,” now on file in the arch
ives at Washington, show a strange
(tower he has exercised over the heart
of this world, that is symliolized by the
prophecy that he “was to rule all na
tions with a rod of iron." The secret
of his suceess was his faith , which is
symliolized in the scriptures by a "rod
of iron.” (Rev. 2-W. 57; 1 John. 5, 4-6.)
“This is the victory that overcometh
the world even our faith." Grant
never doubted himself or his friends.
The following is the testimony of
Sherman on this subject, in a leitei
written when Grant was appointed
Lieutenant General
•Until you won Don nelson. I confess
1 was almost cowed by the terrible ar
ray of anarchical elements that pre
sented themselves at every point; but
that admitted a ray of light which I
have followed since. I believe you are
as brave, patriotic, and just as the
great prototype Washington ; as unsel
fish. kind-hearted, and bongst as a man
should he; but the chief characteristic
is the simple faith in success you have
always manifested, which / ran liken
to nothing elm than the faith the
Christian ha* tn the Saviour. This
faith gave you victory at Shiloh and
Vicksburg. Also when you have com
pleted your best preparations, yon go
into battle without hesitation, as at
Chattanooga—no doubts, no answers—
and I tell you it was this that made us
act with confidence."
* Caught, up to Qod and hit throne ,"
denotes the ondurcracnt of power or
baptises from on High (Lake, 24-49)
that enable him to do and aaj the right
thing at the right time. This divine
afflatus is evidenced by the aphorisms
that hare dropped from his lips like
pore gold from time to time. Home of
the most powerful are as follows:
• No terms except unconditional and
immediate surrender can be accepted.
1 propose to move immediately upon
yonr works.”
• We moat cut our way out as we cut
our way in.”
“Stand fast, stand firm, stand sure."
• 1 propose to fight it out on this line
*1 have not heard from Sheridan,
but I have an abiding faith that be ie
at the right plaoe and at the right time.”
"1 deatre the good will of aU whether
heretofore frieode or not”
The flight of the woman ia the wit
dam ms symbolises oat army Is tents—
the salutary power upon which the life
of the **—«"»’ d«f«*ded
Reckoning hack from the sarrender
of La* April 8, lfififi, -a throes art two
hundred and three aoare days,’it brings
as hack to the month a t October, 1281,
about the time this maochikl “was
caught ap to God aad Ms throws,” sad
tortas, while God wont before him ”by
day In a pillar of a dmsd. to lead thorn
the way; wad by night in s pillar of
fire to give them light; to go Vy lay
aad eight* (Bxodaa
* ■ .imd ' ,4
scenes and permitted to see the invisi
ble forces engaged in the American con
flict. The war between Michael (one
of the names of Christ) and his angels
and the Devil and his angels has always
been, from the beginning, one of prin
Christ was the friend of human free
dom. The spirit of the Lord was upon
him "to preach deliverance to the cap
tives, to set at liberty them that are
bruised • (Luke 4-18.)
“ Healing all that were oppressed of
the devil." (Acts 10-38.)
" Where the spirit of the Lord it
there it liberty* (2 Cor. 3-17.)
On the other hand it cannot be denied
that the "spirit of bondage" (Boms. 8-
15) is essentially devstish. The election
of Uncoln was the ttibralter of human
freedom. Satan was defeated. The
spirit of deoelt was banished from his
control of our government The spirit
of truth henceforth is to dominate the
American union, and overcome in every
conflict with the spirit of error. (1J ohn
• Trots entitled to earth will rise again.
The eternal yoon oi God am ken "
Vekmc 10 -"And I heard s load rotor say
lac Is beared. Now la rosae taxation and
«Vraftti. and the k'.nfdooi of our God. and the
power of hta Christ; for the accuser of our
brethren Is cast down, which accused them be
fore our (fc l day aad nt*bt
Prior to our civil war. the gospel, in
its purity, could scarcely be preached
in any nation But since that war a
great change has come over the face of
the earth. * Under the protecting *>gta
of our flag and treaties, the gospel can
now be lawfully * preached to every
creature," in all kingdoms.
• The kingdom of Cod has come and
tbs power of his Christ"
That kingdom is based upon faith.
Faith is a conviction of the mind aris
ing from evidence. “ The testimony of
Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Rev.
IMO). The evidence of the resaurrec
tion of Christ—the Gibraltar of Chris
tianity—to at hand, attested by the
Divine seal of Prophecies and Promises
The earth is the jury box; the bible,
with the universe attached as an ex
hibit, is the evidence. “ Facts are God’s
arguments." Facts are a Divine seal
of truth to which the Roman seal on
the sepulchre of Christ must yield. If
dejiositions under the seal of a notary
public are admissible ia a court of judi
cature, a fortiori, the depositions of
the apostles of Christ, sealed as above
stated, are admissible in the court of
human reason.
Vaasa 11.— •• And they ovemna* him by the
blood of tha Lamb. an 4 by the word of their
testimony, and they loved not their liven unto
the death.
There is no doubt that the Christian
sentiment of the North was what sus
tained it during that conflict. A com
promise at any time could have been
effected by legalizing slavery through
out the nation. But the “conflict was
irrepressible.' “The nation could not
exist half slave and half free." They
prayed as they fought and fought as
they prayed: “And they loved not their
liven unto the death.”
Vaasa is- Therefore rrjolar yr hravens, and
ye that dwell in them.
As tiefore shown, our country is
symbolized by the heavens,and our flag
therefore was depicted in the sky. at
the bogfwung of the Christian Era.
The beautiful apostrophe, “rejoice ye
heavens," has been abundantly fulfilled
in the prosperity and marvelous growth
of our country since the war.
There is infinite pathos in the
prophecy. “What more could I have
d >ue for my vineyard than I have
doney" (Isaiah 5 4.) The case would
not be any stronger if one should rise
from the dead. (Luke Ifi: 31. The
scoffer would say that it is a case of
mistaken identity or religious insan
ity. Acta 2«: 24; Mark i: 21.
What more could God have done?
When with an infathomable love for
the woman crowned with twelve stars,
he seems to have written her history
in our solar system—eight planets—
Earth. Mercury. Venus, Mars. Jupiter.
Neptune, Saturn and Uranus, moving
in regular orbits; while four “wander
ing stars" ( aster* * planetai. Jude 13),
either unsolidified or exploded are re
served unto “aionion darkness." and
move in eccentric orbits, and appear
to our view from time to time as
meteors, asteroids and comets.
V kb*s 12. “Woe to the Inhabit**™ of the
earth and of the tea • for the devil Is come down
unto yon having great wrath, because he know
eth that be hath bat a short time ”
Earth is a symbol of t*ondage fre
quently occuring in the scripture*. (1
Cor. 15-47, 49; John 3-31; Jas. 3-15) and
therefore it denotes the nations of the
earth that are ia any form of bondage
either civil or religious; and the wars
and rumors of wars and tumults, in the
kingdoms of the Old World, that have
occured since our Civil War, and that
are now in progress, show the great
wrath of the devil; but the end ap
proaches “for he knoweth that he hi
hut a short time.”
Vs rax 18 “And when the dragon saw that
be was cast unto tha earth be persecuted the
woman which brought forth the maochlld.”
Vaasa 14 “And to tha woman were given
two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly
into the wilderness. Into her place, where she is
at".risked for a time and times and half a time,
from the fare of the serpent."
Vma 14 “Aad the serpent cast out of his
mouth water as a Hoed, after the woman, that
he might choose her to be carried a wav of the
We have here a repetition of the
bistory of our civil war from the time
of the birth of the man child. The
eagle is the eagle of our flag; and the
serpent is the ratthanake of the flag of
the South.
“Time, times and a half a time,”
denotes the three and a half years
mentioned in the sixth verse.
Vaasa 14 “And the earth helped the
woman, and tbs earth »pr;.ed her mouth and
swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast
out of hisaMuth.”
The earth here is a striking symbol
of “ our brother in black.” The South
ern slave was s universal spy upon the
enemy's forces.
Tbs spade of the “ contraband"
• helped " to undermine the dragon and
•swallow up” the flood of the serpent.
Truly, he did “ help the women."
The bonee of the black soldier whi
tened many a southern spot, and his
blood reddenesi many a southern
To the Union prisoner, fleeing from
the “dead line,” or hiding in swamps,
how beautiful was his too*— "black
but comely." (Solomon's Bongs 1-6.)
Varna 17. "And the dragee was wroth with
the womaa aad went ts amke war with the
remnant of aw saad. watch fcrep the command
■cat* of <lod, aad hart the testimony of J«m<
We are now living in the midst of
this war. Only those who are trying to
lead Christian lives know the power
and cruelty of f beoe invisible and
subtle adversaries of the human soul.
Every now and then some unfortunate
Christian is robbed of his faith and be
«nms an infidel or insane.
”Many thall be pwiflod and made
white and tried.- (Dan. 12,10.)
The desire of the Creator for a tried
people it dearly revealed both ia the
scripts ree and human history. The
trial of yonr faith is more precious than
of gold” (1 Peter 1-7); and blessedness
la promised to the man that end froth
temptation. (James M 2).
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Ark., as to Lm effect of Brown s iron
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Educational Department
Super bfrtfdl of Otka'oeta City Schools.
Raws ami Metaa.
Eddyville schools close April 24. A
class will graduate from the high
The next meeting of the National
Fflucattonal Association will take
place at Saratoga, N. Y„July 14, 1884.
Miss Nellie Caven was placed in
charge of the Bth grade school of the
Second Ward school. She to master of
the situation.
By a recent decision of the Snpreme
Court of California, the children of the
Chinese are admitted to the public
schools of that state.
H. L. Feet, principal of the Dubuque
high school is announced as a candidate
for the office of superintendent of
public instruction l>efore the State Re
publican convention.
The editor of this departmemt has
been recently appointed by the
president of the National Educational
Association as “Manager for Iowa”
during the present year.
We learn that Supt J. B. Monlux, of
the Fairfield schools will probably take
charge of the Hastings, Nebraska
schools next fall. An increased salary
is the principal inducement
We are informed that a teachers’ ex
cursion from Chicago to Denver has
been arranged for July 6. lowa people
are invited to join in, especially the
teachers enjoying vacation.
F. Louis Soldan, of St l»uis, is doing
active work as president of the success
of the next great meeting of the
national association. A grand pro
gram to promised by thtee having the
matter in charge.
Mrs. Lida Sharra was selected to fill
the vacancy made in the corps by the
changes made last week. She taught
for a number of years in the Old
Norma) school, and afterwards in the
First Ward school.
All aboard for Saratoga next summer.
Railway rates east of the Mississippi
river will probably be below one and
one-third fares. Accommodations are
promised at first class places at 81.00
per day. This will be a tine excursion
for lowa teachers and their friends.
Supt. P. L. Kindig has wisely pre
pared a few rules and regulations to
be adopted by boards of the county dis
tricts. We hope to see them or some
thing like them placed in every school
in the county. A fair understanding
of the relations of boards, teachers and
pupils is necessary to the success of
every school.
County Supt. Hopkins, of Jefferson
county, spent a day recently with O. C.
Scott arranging for the summer in
stitute. His institute will be under
charge of O. C. Scott as conductor
assisted by Miss Delia Knight, of
Oskaiooaa, Mr. N. Rosenberger, of
Fairfield and Miss Alice Heald, of
Sooth English.
Miss Delia Knight has received the
appointment of special instructor of
the ladies' division of the class in
pbysicial culture at the Western
Chatauqua summer school to be held
during July at Rome City, Indiana.
This is very complimentary to Miss
Knight's success in this special line
and will give her a favorable in
troduction to m&i.y educators of other
The last Oskaloosa Teachers' Literary
Social held at the residence of Principal
and Mrs. O. C. Scott was a decided
success. Mrs. C. A. Sawin admirably
read a selection from Josiah Allens’
Wifes’ experience at a “pleasure ex
ertion,” Miss Emma Aber gave nicely
a recitation while Miss Lydia A.
Stanley delivered a capital oration.
Miss Adeie McNeilan sang a beautiful
song with her customary success ac
compained by the guitar and violin,
Mr. Jno. Herron and Miss Lizzie Collins
gave an instrumental duet while the
high school boys qu&rette sang several
songs. This was one of the most de
lightful occasions of the year.
Miss Regan's sudden resignation of
the principalship of the First Ward
school, called to Oswego, N. Y, by the
fatal illness of her brother, necessitated
immediate action by the school board.
The appointment of Miss Bell Patter
son occured that evening, she was
notified late at night and went to her
new place of labor the next morning.
Her first weeks’ work is a guarantee
that her selection was a wise one. In
formation from Miss Regan came to us
telling of her safo arrival at Oswego
forty-four hours after leaving Osk
aloosa. The teachers extend their
sympathy in this trouble and hope she
may conclude to return in the fall.
The Green Wood school closed last
week, after a successful term of 7
months. The average No. belonging
was 73, with an enrollment of 148.
There are 13 who wr ~e not tardy for the
term, and Daisy who was
not absent. Those not absent for the
last month: David Jones, Jessie Dan
ner, George Stommel, Mary McMorran,
Rosa Graham, Myrtie McMillen, Fred
Dumont, Eddie O’Brien, Charlie Floyd,
Mary Oliver, Charlie Anderson, Crissie
McMorran, Sadie Anderson, Fred Dan
ner, and Henry Anderson. The prize
in the A spelling class was received by
Rosa Graham, aad in the B class, by
Agnes Livingston. In the C class,
Daisy McMillen came out best, and Ed
ward O’Brien in the D class. Quite an
interest was taken in the spelling, and
others, whose names are not here
mentioned, have done well. The teach
er, being kindly remembered by the
pupils, received some very nice pre
sents on the last day, from them. This
speaks well for them, and shows that
they have appreciated the efforts of
their teacher while the school has been
so large.
W. F. Gilmore, the teacher of Fair
view school Excelsior, Harrison town
ship, reports for a term of fourteen
weeks ending April 3, as follows: ”1
Number enrolled, ISO; 2. Average
number belonging, 10; 8. Average
daily attendance, 70. It is unfair that
the farmers around these mining
districts should be taxed so heavy, and
It is as equally unfair that the children
of these districts should have such poor
accommodations. This is a question
for consideration.”
This district we find had a school
population of 288 at the census of 1863
and 336 at the census of 1894. From
the last report made to the county of
ficers we learn that P4lO was paid
teachers for the year and that 63LW.74
of this amount were received from the
state apportionments State help then
contributes very materially in sopport-
Ing these schools The present year it
has bten necessary to employ three
teachers. A new school house was
erected at "New Patch,* Escalator, the
people voting unanimously for bonds
at a ffpyiel eitftimi last October j
We understand the miners at Kx
nstalor raksed a fund by personal con
tribution of SttO to assist the district
in building school bouses, WOO of this
money was contributed to the house
built lest fan end §llO still remains to
and* Id TwiHdlMl a bouse in Dos
-ffimnr fry it
What la Practical?
We recently read in a noted trade
journal some questions and answers
that were intended as an attack upon
the system of public education in force
in Boston, Mass., and other cities of
this country. It to impossible to judge
on what information the writer baaed
bis conclusions and sarcastically aimed
answers, but it is evident to anyone ac
quainted with the practicality of the
young men and women of to-day, that
the premises as well as the catecheti
cal arguments are not based upon
facts. Because a few college-bred
young men are unsuccessful, or are
impractical, it is not just to conclude
that the schools a.-e responsible for
their condition. Because men that are
interested in books and culture are not
money-makers and shrewd tradesmen
to no evidence that their mental train
ing is impractical. The dollars are very
poor evidence of a man having lived a
practical, useful life. Many men that
have accumulated the most, have often
done so at the expense of their fellow
men, and are privately known as
sharpers and tricksters. Money is a
good thing when it is put into good
uses, but when it only serves to absorb
a man s life, and to make his days a
service of slavery, he is deprived of
that power for which all contend, and
which only can make life endurable.
Every community conlaius men that
are known for great work in up-build
ing humanity, and in helping the world
to grow better. It to ran to think of
these men as capitalists, yet their capi
tal of work for their fellow-men will
bring greater returns when the final
balance sheet is struck than he who
counts his material wealth by millions.
The test of the school work, of the
preparation for active life, is the re
sult obtained by the youth of America.
N o other nation places such great in
terests in youthful hands, nor requires
so much of them as this. The boy
blossoms into a business man, into a
professional man, into a leader of pub
lic thought and action. The business
and the work of to-day is in the bands
of the young men. They are doing
well their part. Their success and
their adaptability to all the many call
ings inviting them, is sufficient guaran
tee that the schools of to-day are
neither impractical in results, nor
cramming machines destined to fill
everyone just to the brim.
Bucklen’S Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, .Sores, Uclers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains. Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
111es,or no pay required. It is guaran
teed to give perfect satisfaction, or mon
ey refunded. Price ib cents per box.
For sale by Green and Bentley.
Liaaala mad SUatoa.
A new Lineoln-Stanton story comes
from Washington. It relates to an
application for appointment as army
chaplain, which remains on file in the
War Department and liears these in
dorsements; “Dear Stanton—Appoint
this man a chaplain in the army. A.
Lincoln." “Dear Mr. Lincoln—He is
not a preacher. E. M. Stanton." Three
or tour months elapse, evidently, and
then we have; “Dear Stanton—He is
now. A Lincoln.” “Dear Mr. Lincoln
—But there is no vacancy. E. M. Stan
ton." “Dear Stanton—Appoint him a
chaplain at-large. A. Lincoln."
“Dear Mr. Lincoln—There is no war
rant of law for that. E. M. Stanton.”
“Dear Stanton—Appoint him anv
how. A. Lincoln " “l)ear Mr. Lincoln
—I will not. E. M. Stanton.” And he
told the applicant he could leave his
petition on file.
Am Important Discovery.
The most important Discovery is
that which brings the most good to the
greateat number. Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption. Coughs,
and Colds, will preserve the health and
save life, and is a priceless boon to the
afflicted. Not only does it positively
cure Consumption, but Coughs, Colds,
Bronchitis, Asthma, Hoarseness, and
all affections of the Throat, Chest, and
Lungß, yield at once to its wonderful
curative powers. If you doubt this,
get a Trial Bottle Free, at Green A
Itentley’s Drug.
PooakoatAi' Old Raaort.
Says the Richmond Dispatch: Not
toway County in Virginia, the region
inhabited by the first settlers, is an old
country, made interesting by reminis
* ences of Captain John Smith and
Pocahontas. hut deprived of all modern
energy and industry it is fast turning
back to the primeval condition. “Iu
twenty years it will lie a wilderness,”
prophesied a visisor. The residents
are old and sad.
Am End to Bona Scraping.
Edward Shepherd, Harrisburg, 111.,
says; “Having received so much bene
fit from Electric Bitters, I feel it my
duty to let suffering humanity know
it Have had a running sore on my
leg for eight years; my doctors told me
I would have to have the bone scraped
or leg amputated. I used, instead,
three bottle 1 of Electric Bitters and
seven boxes of Bucklen’s Arnica tsilve.
and my leg is now sound and well.
Electric Bitters are sold at fifty cents
a bottle and Bttcklen’s Arnica Salve at
26c. per box by Green A Bentley’s.
A Pwmllar Plant.
The pitcher plant, found on the Is
land of Borneo, has long, narrow
leaves, each of which a thick vein run
ning down the middle to the end, where
it forms a cord, to which is fastened a
kind of jug with a lid and all complete.
Round the top is a thick rim—stiff,
like a wire—which keeps the soft side
of the jug in its place. The upper part
of the pitcher is shaped like a funnel,
which runs down to a bowl below.
When flies and ants settle upon the
edge and begin sipping the honey hid
den there, they slip f >wn into the
p.uiher which has so mi water at the
bottom. The narrow funnel or the stiff
hooks prevent their escape, and they
fall into the water. As soon as a fly
goes into the water begins to flow from
the sides of the pitcher and dissolves
the body, forming a kind of soap which
feeds tie plants. Sometimes these
pitchers are so large that small birds
go to drink, and the hooks keep them
in, so they died there.
Bourbon, Ind., says: “Both myself and
wife owe our lives to SHILOH’S CON
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of Appetite, Yellow Skin? Shiloh’s
Vitalizer is a positive cure.
WHY WILL YOU cough when Shi
loh’s Cure will give immediate relief.
Price 10 eta. 60 eta. and 91.
a positive cure for Catarrh, Diphtheria,
and Canker Mouth. Sold by Green A
Bentley. nSßeowyl
Farms mmtkm Baltic.
A more beautiful farming country
doee not exist than that along the
southern shore of the Baltic. No
fences mark the boundaries of the
fertile farms which stretch away over
the rolling hills of the distant horizon,
all aglow with yellow grain. At in
tervals a clump of trees often seen in
tensely dark against the ripe grain
shows where a farm-house stands, the
giant windmills swing their sails on
the highest hilltops. The highway,
a finely built chaueee, leads straight
across the country, only curving to
pess through some village. Mountain
ash, birch and cherry trees border the
road in an unbroken rank. In the
ditches aad by the roadside grow
countless varieties of wild flowers—
a perfect paradise for the ixitanist.
From the highest hill the eyes meet tc
the south a succession of grain fields
To the north, beyond the soft nn
dulationsofttts culttwfied hills, the
Baltic shimmers In the strong sunlight,
a narrow line,sharp at the horizon
The dimensions of the brick tetroa
prove the accustomed magnitude of
the harvest; the luxury of the farmers’
houses tells of inherited success.
The first symptom of Files is intense
itching at night after getting warm.
ly relieved by tn application of Dr, B->
senko*! Pile liemedy. Piles in all
fbrma, Iteh, BbcuhMmd Ringworm
of this great remedy. Price fiOctmte.
JußUljK)4Qtw Of l/T: JdOWwIO 9
JfedkteaOoaaamy,Pique. <->■ SoWby
' -.’j w ~ ~ -i
B 1 Malaga of a Bi/ Spriag.
Worn the If aw Fork Mail and JEcymia.
The farmers are groaning, and
especial!v those of lowa, Nebraska,
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Dakota, be
cause there has been so little spring
rain, but it to by no means certain that
a backward season is more likely than
an early one to be followed bj a scant
harvest In fact, tradition seems to
teach that the reverse to true “A dry,
cold March never ben bread,” to an old
saying and another old proverb asserts:
A wet March makes a sad summer.
April should also be a cold month,
according to ancient lore, for
When April blows his horn
It doth good both for hay and corn.
The present month has been both
cold and windy, thus far, and there is
ample time yet for the April showers
which bring the summer flowers. "A
Mav flood never did good," to the pro
verb which intimates that the last
month of spring should not be wet, and
that it should be cold and windy is
taught by the saying:
▲ cold May and wtndr
Makes a fall barn ana ftndy.
Careful observation will probably
convince most persons that these
traditional sayings - are founded on
experience, and that a moderately late
spring, much as it may provoke com-
to a favorable indication of a
harvest, rather than otherwise. A
warm, wet spring to apt to be followed
by a severe summer drought, and the
longest drought ever known in America
that of 1762. continuing from the first
of May until September.and compelling
the importation of hay and grain from
England, may be cited as the most
striking instance in verification of the
statement Whatever the deficiencies
of the vernal season, we are assured
A dripping Jane
Brings all thlnas in tune
An inspection of the files of the news
papers twelve months ago will show
how absurd are complaints of a cold
and dry spring, for, although the season
was then backward, tbe harvest of last
year was probably the greatest ever
gathered in this cduntrv. TJ»e ills of
life are chiefly those of the imagination,
it is said, and certair’y the grumblers
at spring weather iffer more from
fancied than from actual evil.
A Fartwaate Discovery.
A new light is thrown on the subject
of Consumption Dr. Wagner Kemp,
discoverer of Kemp’s Balsam for the
Throat and Lungs. A remedy that
has proven itself to be a remarkable
compound. It does its work thorough
ly, stopping a hacking cough instantly.
Sold by Will S. Mays. Price 50 cents
and SI.OO.
An exchange asks: “How shall we
prevent mice from gnawing the bark
off fruit-trees T Kill the mite, of
course. A dead mouse uever gnaws
Try It Toarwlf.
The proof of the pudding is not
in chewing the string, but in navingan
opportunity to try the article yourself.
Green A Bentley, the Druggists, havea
free trial bottle of Dr. Bosanko's Cough
and Lung Syrup for each and every
one who is afflicted with Coughs,
Colds, Asthma, Consumption or any
Lung Affection.
Notice ia hereby given to all peraona iaier
(Metf. that on the 13d day of March. A D. IMb.
the undersigned was appointed by the Circuit
Court of Mahaska ooumv lowa, Administra
trix of the eatate of Peter Si*'er. deceared, late
of said Mahaska county. lowa. A'l persons in
debted to said eatate wltl make payment to the
undersigned, and thoae having claims against
the same will present them legally authenti
cated to said Court for allowan< 5.
A a aida Sitlkr, Administratrix.
F. B. SMITH, Clerk.
Dated Oskaiooaa. Is.. April 7.1886. 3"wS
Notice ia hereby given to ail person* inter
ested. that on the Ota day of April, A. D. 1886,
the undersigned waa appointed by the Circuit
Court of Mahaska 000m r. lowa. Administra
tor of the estate of Jonathan and Susan
Sprague, deceased, late of said Mahaska coun
ty. All persons Indebted to mid estate will
make payment to the undersigned, and those
having claims against the same will present
them duly authenticated to said court f v al
lowance. J. P. McCrea.
P. E. Smith, Clerk. Admlnlstta sr.
Dated at Oskaiooaa. April 8. 1986. SSwS
State of lowa, Mahaska county; in District
1 oort. May term, 1886.
In the matter of the Assignment of D. F.
To the creditors of mid D. F. Nicboi;
You are btrehv notified that the undersigned
assignee of D. r. Nicboi will make Anal settle
ment at the May term of said court, which will
commence at Oekalooea. in said county, on the
96th oay of May. 1886. And at said time said
assignee will aak the court for an order of dis
tribution, and for such other orders as may be
nec weary to protect the rights of all concern
ed. VV B. Cowan, Assignee.
By Hubert K laslck.
His Attorney. nttwt
Notice la hereby given to all persons inter
ested, that on the 34th day of March. A. D.
1883, the understood was appointed by the
Circuit Court of Mahaska county. lowa, Ad
ministrators of the estate of B B. Lyon, de
cerned, late rf said Mahaak a county, lowa. All
persons indebted to taid estate will make pay
ment to the undersigned, and those having
claims against the same will present them
legally authenticated to setd court for allow
ance. Matilda I.ton. » - - ■ .
G. W. Ltok, f Adm **■
F. E Smith, Clerk.
Deted Oekalooea. la., April 4, 1886. SBwB
Notice is hereby given to all persons Interest
ed. that on the 44tta day of March. A. D . 1885,
the uuuersiMoed was appointed by the Circuit
Court of Mahaska County. lowa, Administra
tor of the estate of Jenkla B. Price, deceased,
late of said Mahaska County, lowa. A” per
sons indebted to said eatate trill make payment
to the undersigned, and those having claims
against the same will present them legally
authenticated to said Court for allowance.
Jbnko* B. Price, Administrator.
F. B. Smith. Clerk.
Dated Oskaiooaa, la., April 8,1883. 33
In the District Court of the State of lowa, In
and for Mahaska County, May Term.
A. D., 1885.
To John Quart on:
You are hereby do tided that on or before the
6th day of Apnf, 1886, a petition of Elizabeth
Quartoo will be filed tn the oSce of the Clerk
of the District Court of the State of lowa, In
and for Mahaska County, claiming of you a
divorce, and alimony In 8K 8 1 14 Sec. 7. town
ship 76, north range 14 W custody of mloor
children, and that unless yoe appear thereto
and defend before noon of the Second Day of
the May Term, A, D., 1886. of said Court, which
will commence on the fourth Monday of May,
ISB6, default will be entered against you and
judgment and decree rendered thereon as pray
ed for In sahl petition.
J. F. A W. K. La CRT,
Bfiw4 Attorneys for Plaintiff.
Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of
special execution, to me direct**! by the Clerk
of the Circuit Court of Mahaska county. lowa,
against the Goods. Chattel*. Lands. Tenements,
Ac., of Jacob Wolfs, Administrator of the
estate of N. M. Lee, deceased, defendant, in
favor of David Beck, Plaintiff. I will of
fer at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the door of the Coart Houae in the
town of Oskaiooaa, ( ouoty of Mahaska, aad
State of lowa, on the lfita day of Mag, 1886,
between the hours of t o'clock a. M- aad 4
o’clock f. m., 00 said day. all of said Jeoob
Wolfe. Administrator's right, title and Interest
in and to the following described real eatate,
situated la Mahaska oouaty. to-wit:
Commencing at tLe Northeast comer of the
Northwest quarter (fc) of the Northeast quarter
(M) of Section No. thirty-four (Ml. Township T«,
Bangs 14 West; thence West fifty-three rods;
thenoe South one hundred aad forty-six and
thrw- fourth rods; thence east fifty-three
rode; thence noith one hnsdred and forty-six
and throe-foarth rods to place of beginning,
containing forty acres.
Sale to commence at the hour of t o’oloc x .
M., or said day. Witness my hand this IStb day
of April, 1886. marquis Bark,
14wi Sheriff of Mahaska County, lowa.
Action or the Board on Court
House Matters.
Acorroa’s Orrioa, Monday. March ao.ine.
The Board of Supervisors met pursuant to ad
journment. Members all p meant
The Mrieet of the meeting was to consider a
proposition for the resubmusion of the question
to the people of voting a tax tor the completion
of the Court Bouse.
Whereupon the following resolution wms sub
mitt* 4 —J adopted by the Board. Yea*- Phil
lips, .well and Baeou. Nays—noas:
Bern. ..Jl, That the following b< submitted tor
;>Uou or rejection to the legal voters of Ma
haska county, lowa, at a, fetal slsstiou. to be
held on Tuesday, the OCh day of May, A. D.. 1885,
wuish special election is harsby eaUM to be held
in ar ’f tbs voting preelnets m said Mahaska
eoabtv where general elections are usually held,
tor tii jwreow, of voting upon tbs following
’’BhaU the boud of Buperriaors of Mahaaks
<* unty be auMiortzeu to complete the Mahaska
county Court House in iicoird&Lco with the orig
iaal pbas tnd sped' wUoss heretofore adopted
toed to appropriate and expand the sum of fifty
thousand dollars for the completion of the Court
And for mid purpose shall the Boards! Super
visors of Mahaska count* be authorired to >»>
a tax, not to exceed three mills on the dollar, In
A. D., IMS; and to levy* tax, not to tamed two
mills sa the dollar, in Hopu-mixT, A IL UR,
00 all the taxable property of mid county tor
the peat i *ir y«*r».. ifaree mUitovy baa
P for said prop.-slUc.i shall have
Mm weeds;
"Par Coart Mouse appropriation and tax.
And m the** voting against said proposition
snail have written or panted an their ballets
■ t aukrwaa of the deard* anpsriSwrs.
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Ij»» on wrapper.
Men Think
they know all about Mustang Lin
iment Few do. Not to know is
not to hare.
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and see tbeii
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Knapp & Spalding,
We have in stock a foil line of Builders’, Shelf, and Heavy
Hardware, Fine Cutlery, Carpenters’, Masons’, and Miners’ Tools,
Rubber and Leather Beltiug, Wagon and Carriage Stock, large
sizes of Manilla Rope, also Iron, Steel, Nails, Window Glass,
&c., &c., &c.,
At Bottom Prices Always. »
Charles Huber,
Stoves and Tinware.
Builders 9 Hardware,
Nails, Glass and Tools.
Favorite, Climax and Acorn Stoves.
Glidden Barbed Wire,
The best in the world. The best goods at fair prices is my motto. Call and see
me when in want of anything in my line.
West High Street.
Morris L. Levi
Has come home from the East ami has to say IT’S COME.
a Big Thiug and We’ve Got It.
Men’s, Youths’,
Furnishing Goods,
Every Want Supplied,
Every Taste Gratified,
So come one, come all, ami see this Immense Big Thing
Men’s Suits,
Youths’ Suits,
Boys’ Suits,
and also the fine line of Gents’ Furnishing
Goods, Hats and Caps, of which I have the
n est line ever shown in the city.
Custom Department.
I have as good a line of Piece Goods as
was ever brought to the town, in all the
latest styles of American and Foreign
Worsteds and Cassimeres, which I will make
up in the best possible manner and will war
rant a fit in every case. Do not fail to call
on me before purchasing, as you will save
_a too rbp tat IQUALor
M-IMARTINSTCIN. Oskatoosa, lowa.
J. B CRUZEN. Oskaloosa, lowa.
M. BACON ft CO-. Oskaloosa. lowa.
J. W OLLIR. Osk*lo*»a, lowa
STEWART BROS., Oskaloosa, lowa.
HOWARD S SON. Oakaiooaa, lowa.
SHAW S LORINQ, Otksloosa, lows
-4 R ROBERTS, Rom Hill. lowa-
Adjmtsd lastenUy. Ho ftersw* or Hsta. Ho
aftendtae of tfcs Shot Ou. Wir.pl#, aecnreU 004
rsUaM*. Fwatstod lo the hOowisf ssßhrsc ML
M, 44 W. C. F. BMO RarUa, WlaekaMer aid
Vie tftto w|ss
new spring stock of
and Hats and Gaps.
Every Buyer Delighted.
in the way of
Children’s Suits,
onder-Books ZtEI
WONDEBBOQKS in no trifling senae, but the best
teftoraftwe of the work! presented in excellent and attract!ve
form, at prices no low aato exeiteunivernal “wonder.'*
hi o— unlmw. hnpertnl ootovo, good type, with Bomeroaa Am Uhaßra
Uuns. the whole rtchty boned hi Baa doth. crwunontnrt, th* foiknrteg
eiatntad aaN, ns*krti%*4 t
1 cmiLr» history «g tawoß mtolvtkui.
Hanna* ft BacnonsT lowest price for there four great .woriw
b $14.90; mr price b $2.30 ; postage 40 oenta extra.
** A woudor-book tn more mmh than one. The idea of pot
ting « work Mhe thb aft only $8.50 per aopv, seems preposter
ous; and yet there la wisdom in tt, for everybody wifi want it,
and h will thus bo the meana of advertbing and introducing
the* numerous other valuable books which the publisher h put
ting forward. n —ChrtUkm at Work* New York City.
M lt b truly a marvel of skill and a triumph of modern me
chanical art that each a noble volume can be furnbhed at so
small a oast. Whether we admire Its burgs proportion*, beau
tiful hia*Aimf l fair pags, esoellent paper, nmneroos and strik
lag Illustrations, numbering nearly IW—all are first-ciaee.”—
CMttiau Ognommr, Chicago, 111.
LIBRARY mT STANDARD PORTS, containing in one
■Mwi Rf hr w*. Iwftiil. the«**£*>■« work*. no»m*lg<-*i
RayliSl fullal Vwttaf Rahsrt Ha ran
Squally good oditkwa af these am not elsewhere obtain
ed* for lass than $A.«* my price *9,**/postage H saaftn
.. '
An immense
and Children’s
I am Making the Best and Largest lot|of
Buggies, Phaetons I Spring Wagons
of all styles ever shown in Central lowa, and will sell them for lees money than
the same quality of work can be bought for anywhere else.
I also do all kinds of
Carriage Repairing and Repainting,
and keep a full corps of Skilled Workmen in the different departments of m%|
shop. I carry a large stock of CARRIAGE GOODS, « ,ch as Wheels. J
Bodies, Springs, Axles, Bolts, Dashes, Etc. In fact, ’ 1
can Beil you anything that enters
into a Buggy. ■
Remember the j>l»ce, one l»l«»ek west of The Herald Office.
„ Joseph Jones.
During my absence lu Burope lor my Third I nportntton, the Stud will he la charge of the
competent and experienced gentleman. Mr. John Caul, who will always be glad to see you and
•bow you the horres. Visitors always welcome; will take pleasure in showing horses at anr
time except Sunday. Expect to arrive with n.r Third Importation about August J. which I Intend
to be greater In number end equal or superior in quality to either ol my.preTlea* Importations,
inspection and correspondence solicited. Address,
WM. M. SPRINGER, Look Boa 122, Oakaloooa, lowa.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R’y,
Being- the Great Central Line, affords to traveler., by reaeon of it. mirivaled geo
graphical position, the shortest and best route between the East, N ortheast and
Southeast, and the West, Northweet and Southwest.
It la literally and strictly true, that its connection, are all of the principal line*
of road between the Atlantic and tho Pacific
By its main line and branches it reaches Chicago, Blue Island June., Auburn
Jane., Joliet, Seneca, Peoria, Ottawa, La Salle, Geneseo. Moline and Bock Island,
.n Illinois; Davenport, Muscatine, Washington. Keokuk. Knoxville, Osk&loosa,
Fairfield, Des iaoinos. West Liberty, lowa City, Atlantic, Avoca, Audubon,
Harlan, Guthr Center an 1 Council Bluffs, in Iowa; Gallatin, Trenton, Cameron
uid Kansas Cay, ui tissouri, and Leavenworth and Atchison in Kansas, and
the hundreds of cities, villages and towns intermediate. Tho
As it is famtliArly called, offers to travelers all the advantages and comforts
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Fast Express Trains, composed of COMMODIOUS, WELL VENTILATED,
PULLMAN’S latest designed and handsomest PALACE SLEEPING and BUF
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THREE TRAINS each way between CHICAGO and the MISSOU&I RIVER.
TWO TRAINS each way between CHICAGO and MINNEAPOLIS and ST.
PAUL, via the famous
The New and Direct Line, via Seneca. Kankakee and Cincinnati, reoently
opened for business between the West and Newport News, Richmond. Cincin
nati, Indianapolis and La Fayette, and Council Bluffs, St. Paul, Minneapolis aad
intermediate points, is rapidly becoming a favorite with Through Passengers.
Through Cars for all Through Passengers on Fast Repress Trains.
For more detailed Information, see Maps and Folders, which may be obtained,
as well as Tickets, at all principal Ticket Offices In the United States aad Can-
Prss*t St Oen’l Manager, OsnT *Vt St Pasn’r Ag*L
LIBRA RV af CLASSIC PROSE- In noe imperial oo
tavo vohuno of nbnut #» pagm, luuulaoato type, sod Ban cluih binding,
ornament..!, the folio* 4ng famous essays and works:
Macaulay's Rsaajrs on Wilton. J
John Stuart Mill On Liberty. '*
P. O. Hsacrtos't The IntelleeSnnl Ufa
Herbert Npeuo r on Kdueatton. j*
Grant Thought* from Greek Author*. k
Grant Thoughts from Latin Anther*. <
Complete Ksnoys by Lord Sacs*.
Complete « Lottos* of Jsniua"
Irvine's Rip Von Winkle and Other Hketehso.
Washington's Fnrawell ami Other Addresses.
Mmrantar's Life of Pradertek the GraoL
The shove cannot be obtained from any other publishing
house for less than $10; my price b $1.75; pontage SO e*nta.
“ Thb b indeed a wonder-book, in the amount and valuable
quality of its content*. The wonder b how such a book,
which k a library in itself, can be sold at such a price.”—Jfetk
odist Sawder, Pittsburgh, Pa.
"Your ‘ Historical Wonder-Book ’ JS a wonder—a wonder
how an Imperial octavo volume of over 1,000 pages, wish many
clear type, fine paper, handsomely bound, con
taining four standard historical works of great value, can be
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JOHN 11. Al DEN, PuMNlmt.
Foaled August 10. lfwo. fired by Singrnaster
* Son*.
Hi* sire. Napoleon, wna imported from
France In 1875.hy Nlngroa«n*r ft Son*. Napoleon
has taken rim Premium at the Keokuk Uwa
ty Fair, and Second Premium at the InWa State
Fair, in !XBS. He weighs I.Soo pounds.
■ Dillon ft Co., Normal, Illinois, ami owned by A.
I Downes ft Co., of Talleyrand, lowa.
. Black ffr>i —tan w "I make Ibe season at
■ to insm are In ,al.
■ Care l>t . taken o prevent accident*. but I
■ no . t 1 rc. p< naible should any occur
59 Money du>' when mare is known to he with I<>*l
H<ir parted with.
BTilman Bansrhman,
* Kmi Prooiotor Roue Hill. lowa.
One-half mile west of Oakaiooaa. lowa. At
the he*d of the stud will he kept the cele
brated government approved and prise-wln
nirur Norman Stallion, Montcvtdier*. *4«5.
w hich will he permitted to serve a limited
nutn'K-r ot mares during the eoasou of issft,
at I*'. to insure in foal. All Insurance fees
to become due and payable March I, ItM.
Parties disposing of mares before they are
known to be In foal forfeit the insurance.
(Ireal care will he taken to prevent sccldcnt*,
hut will no! be responsible should any occur.
Montovilliom, 2495, recorded In >d
Volume of National Register of Norman
Horses, wa# foaled in the spring of lftv, and
imported by me in July, IM. He Is a beau
tiful black, standing lT*4 hand* high, weigh
ing in fair breeding condition about i.9uu
pounds, with best of hone and feet, and un
doubtedly is one ol the finest styled, grand
lest moving draft horses ever imported to

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