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Ste S!M? m* |f ^S&SWf vfe $$18^ J§ *Sgi #1 1 M% w$ Wk wm .® vM •ff ~m •?$ 4t'- W :'M t. Iv. Mml wfflk mu-. •'li AMUSEM ENTS. THE ODEON I. C. 8PEER8, Manager. FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER The Laughing Success of Last Season, TWO MARRIED MEN BY GEO. EDESON. A Grand Company of Comedians. SPECIAL SCENERY, NOVEL SPECIALTIES, SPARKLING WIT, PRETTY CIRLS. PRICES) 25-35-50-75c C/3 J. G. VAN 0RMAN Is agent for following well known insur ance companies: SPRINGFIELD. FIRE AND MARINE AND TORNADO, AACHEN AND MUNICH, LONDON ASSURANCE. TRADERS, CHICAGO. DES MOINES. MANHATTAN. Insures against hail on growing crops. Call for rates, at 115 West Maln DR. H. IB. WILSON, PROPRIETOR OF THE MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA,- INFIRMARY. NO. 24 EAST MAIN STREET. ESTABLISHED IN I8TS. This infirmary bus been established in Mttrsh&Ufotra tor twenty -fuur years, where hundreds of patients nave bfon treated yearly, apd whetu every preparation Ism&de tar the treatment of the all diseases of the eye and ear alone, and all surgical opera tions on these organs where necessary tor Entroplan (Inarowlng lashes), Pterygium rc n*oyea sad artlfl/.lal eyes Inserted without, psla. In ca«e* of granulated lids and soro and inflamed eyoa. as well as ulccrnted. pu rulent or goaorheal opthaimia. the treat ment Is superior to any other practiced, from the fact that it does not injure the eye* In auy case, Blueatono and nitrate of silver are generally used in such vases, namotigaes causing permanent blindness. TBI* lntHrmany has treated over 10,000 patients In the pa«t twenty-four years In this city, reference of wblcb can be hud by addressing the ubove or for other references correspond with the business men of Mar- Shatltawn or Marshall county. Wilton is a gradi Optli took a eourne at the Uhlcago Clinical School Dr. Wilton is a graduate In his profession from the Chicago Op^halmlc College. Also abd Hospital In 1SV7. and the Illinois Ere and Ear Intrmary of that city. FOR SALE BY D. W. BURRICHT, S OP MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA. Choke Farms and Cattle Ranches for Sale in Different Parts of the State. Write for Prices. Sws-llfpublum PDBMSHEP DAIIiT BY TH1 TIME8.REPUBLICAW PRINTING CO TERMS: One Venn by Mall IB W My the Mon tn. by Mall 45 bellrercd by Carrier, per Month SO TELEPHONE. Buiimm Orrict-• FCL-EPHONT' 1 EDITORIAL ROOMS- Announcements of church and society en icrtulnraents. secular meetings, "cards of thanks.' obituary resolutions, and similar not ices, will be charged at the rate of 8 cents ler line for encli insertion. THE CITY IN BRIEF. rings at Hellberg's. Weddin Dr. Henriksen, diagnostician. N Abstracts, loans. B. F. Cummings. Big line of cotton blankets at New comer's. Wanted—Apprentice girls who know sewing, at Mrs. Benjamin's. Ladies' tan Oxfords at SO cents a pair at. L. Armbruster's shoe store. Students are enrolling each week. En ter Monday, Business College. New shirt waists in silk, wool, fcril liantines, etc., just received at New comer's. :K Smoke Roslna Yokes 5 cent cigars. Sold by all dealer?. VanDerveer & JLa Shelle, distributors. See our $3 cobbler seat rockers, mahog any and golden finishes. Densel & Wil bur, South Center street. Just in, for tinted photographs! a line of round and oval frames. 33 West Main street. C. D. Lusby &"Co. Attorney George M. Lyon, until re cently of Atlantic, has moved his fam ily to this city and will take up his res idence here. General Solicitor George W. Seevers, of the Central, was in the city Wednes day on business connected with the general offices. Acting General Manager J. X. Titte more, of the Central, went to Oskaloosa Wednesday evening, where he remained today looking after business matters. Mr. F. II. Fenner has quite a curiosi ty »n a palm in bloom. The palm is a South American variety and has been in a down-town window for several months. Mr. Richard Mommers, chemist of the Glucose Sugar Tiffining Company's jlant in this city, is confined to his room at the E. M. Dodge home, suffering with a slight attack of illness. Mr. Charles R. Talbot, of Brazil, Ind., who has been in the city since the re cent lilness of his brother, Traveling Freight Agent Guy W. Talbot, of the 'J! I Central, left today for his home. We now have the help and can take I care of your wa tch work as you would *2 like to have it done. No longer will we have to put on our pleasantest smile 9 and tell you to come again. Wm. Hell bers- A We will put on sale the balance of this week 100 pieces of fancy silk ribbons from four to six inches wide that sold tor U5. 30 and 40 cents a yard. Your "J? choice nowfor 15 cents a yard. Lee & 2! Benedict. For Sale—Two residences, one located 212 South Third street, the other 511 North Center street. Enquire of M. J. Rodney or E. M. Williams at office of McCormick Harvestering Machine Company. now of Chicago, many years, will Miss Mary Palmer, but who lived here for arrive in the city Friday night from Sioux City, where she has been visiting and will be the guest of Miss Mae Bing nam and other old friends. The funeral of the late Mrs. Frank II. Willard will be held from the residence. 110 West Church street, Sunday after noon at 3 o'clock. Rev. F. W. Parsons, assisted by Rev. C. P. Boardman, will have charge of the services. The last open-air band concert of the season will be given tonight on the iurt house lawn. A program of mis cellaneous. -selections will be rendered. The band is arranging for a series of in door concerts to commence soon. Mr. J. L. Ingledue, Jr.. arrived home this morning from Oskaloosa, where Wednesday evening he was present at the wedding of his niece, Miss Neva Strain. Mrs. Ingledue will remain in Oskaloosa for a visit of a few days more. The Rhodes fair was very largely at tended Wednesday, and many from here who were present announce that for the opening day it was one of the largest in 'lie history of the association. It is es timated that there were 4.000 people on the grounds. Harry McCombs' little pacer, Penny, won the 3:00 pace in two straight heats. The horse was driven by Trainer Kelly, of LeMars. The program of the sixth annual con vention of the Northeastern Iowa Teachers' Association, which is to meet at Independence October 19, 20 and 21, show.o that Miss Grace Sullivan, one of the now teachers in the public schools, is to participate in the discussions of the primary section. Miss .Sullivan's discussion will be on the subject. "The School, the Home and the State." Have just received a big line of dry goods in blankets, hosiery, underwear, wrappers, dress skirts, ready-made shirt waists, table linens, towels, nap kins, dress goods linings and trimmings, dressing sacks, corsets, fancy goods, etc., and are better prepared to fill your wants than ever before. If you will give us a chance you will find good qualities and our prices right, at Newcomers'. L.ittle Edna Blake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Blake, had a narrow es cape from serious injury yesterday af ternoon while on her way home from school. One of Henry Weber's wagons was passing along Church street be tween Fourth and Fifth and behind It was trailing a wagon. The little girl attempted to catch the endgate of the first wagon, slipped and fell and the wheels of the second passed over her limbs. She was only slightly bruised. •""•rar—t nmnmiwwuiw Central switch engine No. 3, in charge of Engineer Jack Moreland, experienced a little mishap Wednesday afternoon in the east yards, while trying to make a flying switch. The air brakes set as the engine started to get out of the way of the cars, and the latter bumped into the tank with considerable force. The result was a broken tank sill and a cave-in of the rear of the tender. The engine had just been taken from the shops after having received a complete overhauling. Dr. Jansa, physician and Burgeon. George J. Alien, scientific optician. Fleeced wrappers at all priceB Newcomers. «®iS Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Criley are moving today from their home, 505 West Rail road street, to the corner of Second and Linn streets. Everything in the music line at Tuf free's from a piano to a Jews' harp. If you want the best piano in the market see those at Tuffree's. Don't get misled on low prices. We will guarantee you a saving of from 5 to 10 per cent over any other dealer in central Iowa. Densel & Wilbur, South Center street. We not only engrave free of charge all articles bought at our store, but have the men who can do any Job of special engraving to suit the most par ticular person that ever bought fine jewelry. Wm, Hellberg. Mr. F. C. Letts arrived from Chicago this morning and this evening will ac company his family there. They have decided to spend the winter at the Chi cago Beach. In company with a large number of students Mr. Fred Letts will leave Chicago next Tuesday for Potts dam, Pa., where he will enter the Hill school. Changes come to all. Some are pleas ant, some otherwise. A pleasant change for you would be to get a new suit of clothes of Tony Psenicka, as you will be sure to be pleased if you look through his stock. There is newness and nov elty in every yard of goods sold by Tony: economy in every fold and com fort in every thread of the suits made by Tony. "Tank Kee." he of Chinese fame, is still on earth and on that portion des ignated on the map as the best state in the union. The Washington, Iowa, Press says: Gen. G. W. Bailey wants to give three lectures and a matinee in some church here on the Chinese, il lustrated with $60,000 worth of cos tumes, curios, etc. If any other church wants him it is welcome. The Congre gationalists do not care to handle him." The Economic League as now organ ized consists of the following members: Rev. F. W. Russell, F. E. Willard, Rev. J. G. Van Ness, C. H. Van Law, J. Mor rissey, C. S. Aldrith. J. H. Egermayer, Rev. C. P. Boardman, J. S. McCowan, J. W. Hannatyne, 12. R. Lay, Rev. F. W. Parsons, C. W. Huntington, B. F. Cum mings, Gene B. Blnford, T. J. Stewart. C. C. Trine, Henry Stone. W. H. Dra per. Col. J. M. Parker and F. W. Mar grave. Mr. and Mrs. C. W: Merrilles, of Wynetka. II!., who have been in Oilman for a few days as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy G. Seagcr, were brought overland to the city Wednesday after noon by Mr. and Mrs. Seager and daughter, Mrs. Harlow A. Varney, and left in the evening for Webster City. Mr. Merrilles is traveling freight agent for the Nrthern Pacific, and has been arranging for the shipment of a solid train of canned corn from the Oilman factory throughout the northwestern country. Mr. E. W. Whitney, of Boulder. Col., who recently accompanied his brother, Mr. M. T. Whitney, to the sanitarium at Battle Creek. Mich., has returned from the latter place and is looking after his brother's business matters before re turning to his home. The patient stood the trip to Battle Creek very well, but soon after his arrival a change for the worse occurred. When Mr. Whitney left Battle Creek his brother was in an unconscious condition, and the sanitari um physicians are of the opinion that he will never recover. 1 Tra Shlllato. son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Shiliato. and an employe of Mrs. Bel! McCord, had the misfortune at about o'clock this morning to gel his left hand into the cogs of one of the revolving cream freezers. The fingers were pretty badly mangled, the mid dle finger being broken in two places and the joint crushed. The ring linger was not so badly mutilated, being broken at the first joint, while the small finger was badly lacerated. Mr. .Shlllato was trying to remove a piece of ice that had lodged between the cogs when the accident occurred. Chief Engineer Hill, of Kansas City, who has in charge the work of the Cen tral's extension from Belmoml to Al gona, left for his home Wednesday evening, where he will visit his mother for a few days. Mr. Hill said to Times-Republican reporter thut the Central was going to have some of the best track ever placed on its property in the old sixty-pound steel that was taken from the main line and is now be ing laid on the extension. The steel is in fine condition and will last several years. About thirty miles are already laid and the work is progressing nicely. A petition for judgment in the sum of $633.Its and that an attachment issue against the property of Theodore F. Bradford has been filed with the clerk of the district court. Anna Steinbarger being the plaintiff in the action. The commencement of the suit grows out of tho sale by Mr. Bradford to the plain tiff of a 240-acre farm in Hancock coun ty, and the allegation is set forth that he would give a clear title to the land and protect the purchaser in her rights, but that he failed to pay off some of the incumbrances, consisting of taxes, in terest and a judgment. She asks for the attachment on the grounds that de fendant is disposing of his property. The funeral of the late Thomas H. Hardy was held Wednesday afternoon from the family home. No. 22 North Kirst street, and was largely attended. The floral offerings were very pretty and numerous, two especially beautiful designs being a pillow from the chil dren marked "Father," and a large wreath with the word "Grandpa" em bedded in flowers, was from the grand children of the deceased. The loose bouquets and flat pieces, from friends, were many. The singing was by a quartet composed of Mrs. S. G. Mason and Mrs. E. P. Fox and Messrs. Charles E. Garey and Gordon G. Allen Mr. J. L. Miner, of Carroll, who was In attendance at the funeral, returned to his home Tuesday evening, aa did also Mr. L. C. Goodwin, who left for Menlo at 5:35. Mrs. Goodwin and/ children left this morning for Menlo and Mrs. Miner will remain at the Hardy home until Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cole and daughters, Helen and Hazel, of Mon mouth, 111., will be in the city until Sat- urday. Dr. Nlohdlt, at Ladles $3 and $4 fine kid shoes. No. 2% to 4, at $1 a pair at L. Armbruster's shoe store. Miss Margaret Dunn, of St. An thony, has been in the city the past few days visiting the public schools. ifflirKwgttfflr physician and 108 East Main. surgeon, 4 Black wool dress skirts from,$1.89 up at Newcomer's. The largest line of iron beds ever seen is at- Densel & Wilbur's, South Center street. We have Just received a handsome line of Jardinieres. C. D. Lusby & Co., 33 West Main street. The wedding of Mrs. Lydla McNally, of this city, to Mr. S. C. Gillespie, also of this city, will occur next month In Minneapolis, which city is to be their home. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lloyd arrived home Wednesday evening from their two months' stay in Aurella, Spencer and Fort Dodge. The trip, which was taken for the benefit of Mr. Lloyd's health, proved to be a beneficial one. The trip home from Spencer was made overland. Dr. M. E. Witte, superintendent of the hospital for the Insane at Clarlnda, accompanied by his wife, arrived in the city this morning from Des Moines, wherp he has been attending the quar terly meeting of the superintendents of state institutions, and will be the guest a few days of Dr. E. M. Singleton and wife. H. R. Mllhiser, of the County Sabbath School Association, says the coming county convention to be held at State Center next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 26th and 27th inst., promises to be the largest and most in teresting ever held in the county. Rep resentatives from each township and school in the county are expected to be present. Questions of unusual import ance pertaining to work for the coming year will be considered. The En Avant Literary Society, one of the five of the high school, and the only one to postpone the election of of ficers at the meeting last Friday, met Wednesday evening after school and named the following officiary for the coming school year: President, Mr. Willie Long vice president, Miss Edna Sears secretary. Miss Maude Salis bury critic. Miss Harriet Sayers ex ecutive board members. Misses Theresa McConnell and Edna Burroughs. Conductor S. B. Chapman, of the Cen tral, who has been off duty for a fort night, during which time. In company with his wife, he attended the reunion of his old regiment, the Twenty-first Iowa, at Dubuque, and visited in Ne braska with a sister, is in the city for a few days' visit with his sons, Messrs. F. M. and Will Chapman. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman will remain until tomorrow morning, when they will return to their home in Mason City. Mr. Chapman will resume his run Sunday. Mrs. Charles Houck, of Washington, who was called to the city a month ago tomorrow on account of the death of her brother, J. E. Wilson, the C'hlcagc Great Western brakeman who was murdered, left for her home this morn ing. Mrs. Houck has been visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Wilson, since the terrible affair. The Wi-lson family, so Mrs. ouck A brush party, which has been in the process of planning since, tho last pic nic, came ofE Wednesday evening at the Dew Drop Inn. Two big camp fires were built by which to prepare the supper and incidentally to make it light enough to see to eat. When the supper was at length prepared it was an elaborate one and the evening was altogether such a success that every one was anxious to claim the picnic as theirs. The crowd was Misses Bessie Oliver, Adalee Hole. Xelle Whitton, I.ulu Huffaker and Orpha Stephens Messrs. Guy Meeker, Emmett Beeson, Charles Tucker, Will Black, Frank Townsend and f'harles Whitehead. Mr. Will Willard, of Grlnnell, who has been in the city a little over two weeks •supplying the assistant science position in the high school, which was made va cant by the resignation of Mr. George C. Mbee just prior to the opening of school, returned to Grlnnell Wednesday evening, where he will remain until the latter part of the week, when he leaves for Cambridge, Mass., to enter upon his post-graduate work in biology. The po sition has not yet been filled, and for the present the classes will be heard In the best, manner possible. The position has been offered to a young woman, but as yet it is not known whether she can be released in her present position.. J. T. O'Reilly and John Walsh, of Chicago, the two Northwestern men ar rested by Sheriff McPherson upon a charge of assault and battery, were ar raigned before Justice Allen Wednes day afternoon. The charges against the men were changed upon arraign ment to a more serious one. that of as sault with intent to do great bodily in jury. The prisoners waived examina tion and were bound over to the grand jury, being placed In jail on default of $:S00 bonds. In Justice Burritt's court this morning four city cases were heard. All were for intoxication. Pat ,'orrigan and Frank Smith, strangers arrested by Officer Clark Wednesday night, were given live days, as was also P. W. Welsh, arrested by OfUcer Kurz, John King, of the Soldiers' Home, ar rested by Kurz, was discharged with a judgment of Imprisonment holding over him for the payment of the costs. The Hawthorne Club has changed its time-honored custom of observing "president's day," having the first meeting of the year a social day as heretofore, but with all the officers act ing as hostesses. Wednesday the club members were Invited to luncheon at the home of the president, Mrs. D. T. Denmead, the other hostesses being Mrs. L.. c. Abbott, Mrs. C. J. Hoyt and Mrs. A. M. Parker. It had not been in tended to have the luncheon so early in the month, but as Mrs. Letts was to de part so soon for her new home in Chi cago the affair was hastened and served as a farewell honor to her. The ladies were seated at one large table, which was handsomely decorated with pink roses. As the club has been reading Shakespeare and is to continue among his plays, each member had been re quested to quote from his writings some phrase concerning banquets and edi bles. Each course was described, there fore, by several quotations. After luncheon the ladles sat on the beautiful big porch and were given "wit Bharpen ers" in the form of quotations from Shakespeare in which missing words were to be supplied. So well read did the ladies prove themselves to be that all tied for the prize. When cuts were drawn Mrs. C. W. Huntington was the lucky one, securing the prise, which was a bust of Shakespeare. Try Iia Equidad cigar, "at •Sundell'a Cafe. Plaids (or children's dresses from liH cents up at Newcomer's. H. E. Simklns, undertaking exclusive ly. Second door west of the postofflce. They are Showing some daisy combin ation book cases, a line of twenty-five styles for a selection, at Dense!' & Wil bur's, South Center. For her visiting guest, Mrs. George Crosby, of Omaha, Mrs. F. H. Boucher entertained at an elegant 6 o'clock din ner Wednesday evening Mesdames S. B. Packard, T. D. McElroy, S. P. Knisely and J. K. Black. The dispatches of Wednesday evening from Clear Lake tell of the public horsewhipping by a Clear Lake woman, Mrs. W. Howard, of a painter named Nelson, whtf is alleged to have made In sulting remarks regarding her. The Mrs. Howard referred to is undoubtedly Mrs. W. Howard, who was a former resident of this city, and who removed to Clear Lake a year or two ago. Whitton's farm has been the scene of a merry gathering today, as six young ladies, gowned in true backwoods style, with calico gowns and flaring sunbon nets, have been there since early morn ing. Dinner was taken with them and eaten at noon. The young ladles were Misses Charlotte Whitton, Carolyn An drews, Grace Kilborn, Jeannette Van Vleck, Edna Smith and Anna Wood worth, of Monroe, La. An entertainment in the Soldiers' Home chapel Wednesday evening proved a very pleasant pastime for the veterans and a number of friends who were present. Bugler Fred Wil son, wife and little son, gave an exhi bition lightning gun drill that was very clever, followed by clog dancing by Mr. Wilson. Clare W.estcott in comic songs was well received, as were also several selections by the Nonpareil quartet. The evening concluded with a laughable farce entitled "A Quarrel some Family." A "HAWTHORNE" ROOM. Hawthorne Club to Furnish says are all of the opinion that Sheriff Mc pherson is on the correct trail in the Nevada suspects, and they hope that some evidence can be brought to beai that will clearly prove their guilt. The Hawthorne Club wished to take some school room of the city and fur nish it with pictures, casts and medal lions, and this one has been selected. When completed the room will without doubt be the neatest and daintiest of any in the graded school buildings of the city. AMUSEMENTS. c'Two Merry Tramps" the Host Show for tho Money Ever at tlie Odcon. "Two Merry Tramps." with Otis Hasty and Billy A. Griffin as the tramps, came to the Odeon last night, playing at popular prices. There was nothing cheap about the entertainment, however, and it was without doubt the best show ever put on the Odeon stage for the money. The house was packed and the company, excellent from one end of the cast to the other, made a hit with the audience. There is nothing tc the piece except bright specialties ano good music, and these were enhanced by the support of an excellent orchestra. The company went from here to Cedar Rapids, and Is not playing at populai prices elsewhere. It Mum lie (jood. The following received from Des Moines is complimentary: "Mr. 1. C. Speers, Manager Odeon Theater, Marshalltown, la.—Dear 'Ike': 'Two Married Men' broke all records ol the Grand last night-JC02. Hundreds turned away. The show is all right. Best wishes. Tours, "ED MILLIARD, "M'g'r Foster's Opera House." This immensely successful comedy will amuse you at the Odeon tomorrow night. Take your visiting friends. It's one constant yell. Prices. 25, 35, 50 and 75 cents. Seats now selling. Help! Help! Women, men, girls or boys can make SI to $1 .GO per day peeling tomatoes at our canning factory. Apply at once. LETTS-FLETCHER CO. Curd of Thanks. For the many and varied manifesta tions of kindness and sympathy by friends and neighbors during the in jury and death of our husband and father, the late Thomas H. Hardy, we wish to express our grateful apprecia tion. MRS. T. H. HARDY AND FAMILY. There's always hope while there's One Minute Cough Cure. "An attack of pneumonia left my lungs in bad shape and I was near the first stages of con sumption. One Minute Cough Cure completely cured me," writes Helen Mc Henry, Bismarck, N. D. Gives instant relief. For sale by F. B. Wiley, post ofllce druggist, and G. P. Powers. Baking Powder Made from pure cream of tartar. Safeguards the food against aksiru Aluml HORSES WELL KEPT Geo. E. LIVERY BARN Sixth Grade Kooiu at Fourth Ward Build ing. The Hawthorne Club of this city Is to be perpetuated by furnishing the room of Miss Carrie McConnell, sixth grade. Fourth ward school, in an attractive manner, especially as refers to the au thor for whom the club was named. The room of Miss McConnell has but recently been beautified by interior decorations at the hands of the paint ers, and is quite a change from the or dinary school room. The walls are painted a very pretty light green, while the woodwork is of a darker shade and the celling is flesh pink. These are the colors selected by Mrs.Alma White, the drawing teacher, and are the latest, according to the ideas in accordance with the study of harmony of coiors in the school room. The old idea that white is the only color for the school room is rapidly fading, and the green is known to be very much easier on the eyes of the pupils. 'There It not a barn In the city ^®®®s®3s®®@xsxs)®cixs)ex^^ 11'HE life' tfccgpcitdt koftfu present day. 10 equipped for taking cue of fine driving hones as our stable* We make a specialty of boarding horses for private families. ASK OUR CUSTOMERS ABOUT OUR SERVICE. YOU 'PHONE & No Advance in well is & Son. NORTH FIRST AVENUE. ARENT SORRY That you didn't build before material advanced in price. The best you can do now is to buy of the "Old Reliable Yard" where you always get the best grades for the lowest market prices*. MOORE, MARKET STREKT. "Ruberoid" Roofing. @Xs)®iSXaXS®eXs)SXsXS)(s®®®®®®®CS«XsxsWi3l®@XgKSexs®®®@XSXS)exSXS)®®(aXSXS)®iSXSaXiia^ OUR AUTHORITY FOR IT! DO WE HANDLE LOWER VEIN COAL? REAU O I E or W. D. JOHNSON & CO. COAL CO. U. 11, CANFIELli, Manaoeii. Just Received a large stock of Very Latest Ideas in McCOMBS BROS. Boonsboro, Iowa, Aug. 3! 189&. John Englert, Marshalltown. Iowaf Jp Dear Sir:—In .reply to your favor of this date, we will say that for us 'to" claim that we have the best coal, will have but little weight unless the consumer has tried it, Every operator in Boone thinks he has the best coal, but when we say, without contradiction, that we are operating the oldest mine in Boone county, the "Old Reliable Logan & Canfield Mine," our lower vein coal needs no further endorsement. We hereby appoint you as agent to sell our coal in Marshalltown, Iowa. Very respectfully, W. D. JOHNSON & CO. COAL CO. T. N. OANFIELU, Beo'Y, "i"i. 11111 mi m•» Ai We are Offering Bar- gains in all lines before the I coming of our new Fall Stock. $ SIMONS' BOOK STORE, No. 4 WE8T MAIN STREET. Have the Omnibus and Transfer Line in Marshalltown, and they exercise the same care for their patrons as they would if they had competition. They meet all the day and night trains. The firm has been established for years, and their reputation for looking after the comfort of passengers and their baggage is well known every where. The firm is now incorporated as a regular part of the railroad companies' transfer system and is authorized to issue claim checks for baggage just the same as a railroad. All calls should be left at the barn. Safe delivery of baggage is insured. All employees are uniformed* A METROPOLITAN TRANSFER CO. McCombs Bros. Gunsmith and Machinist tl SOUTH PIRIt STKIET. GUNS. BICYCLES, LAWN MOWERS REPAIRED. -VI in 1! M. L. COOK.