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Professional Cards,
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at «M> Mowing ratvo:
ftv* linos or Isos. per ysar M OO
ffiaok adaWonl lino. 1 00
9MTTH. M. D.
OSm tret door oast of BiwkiM Bm. Utsry.
Btow at ililsoostM Mr. John Waggoasr.oor
■or of Min —d Streota. Hswdpd
* office front room* onr Golden H«
OrtbiM atom. «1 ole of aquar*
on Earl Hamsun MU opposite 0- P < hu^ h
fir L. MCiU.IBTUL, M. D„
▼▼ • Physician and Surgeon.
aonrtcnl operattm* of the By* » •oonilty.
OScp m Wow Sharp* - i*wa. *•_
MjoeaPH inte aitsßr. m. d.,
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office oo «W aide of public squ«». <*wr
Mts* Ander*oo • wilier ry rtore 19
Dr. a. cox.
Specialist in Cancers.
•nd Chronic Dineesee. Oakaloosa. lowa. Office
1 realeoee. oa North street. om and one-b*lf
blocks cast of Central Hallway. MM
-\\J tf. MILLAR.
VV . Dentist
Office on south aide of Square over J. M. Jones
A lo'l, shoe atom if uroua Oxide Oas used
tor painful opernikioe. H
Surgeon Dentist.
Office In Exchange block, on Htjrh street.
Oskaloosa. lowa, oxer J. w. Morten's drug
store. *•_
/ i RO. J. TURNER. M. D .
Physiciari and Surgeon.
Office on Market Street, over Boyer A Berne*'
store. Residence two blocks south and two
blocks wets of poetoOce. 1*
Magnetic Healer.
Office at bis residence, three blocks directly
south of postoffice. Is prepared to treat all dis
eases except deafness with sen era I satisfac
tion Terms. |H> for SO treatments. He will
always be found at borne. 1*
Physician and Surgeon.
Oskaloosa. lowa- Office northeast corner ol
rquare. middle rooms up stairs In new Masonic
building. Residence oo High street. $ block*
east of square. Telephone connection at office
and residence with all parts of the city. 10
f Catarrh.Throat* Lung Physician,
d Specialist for Chronic Disea.- • generally,
solution personally or by leuer. Office
1 Dtspensyar over Ways' Dru* store. W e*t
ch Street. Office hours from 9tolf a. M., and
m 1 to Sr. m. Consultation free. nI9
O A Herrs** M. D. R.C. Hoffman, M. D.
1 \EB. D A. A K. C. HOFFMAN.
-* * Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. B.
church, near S. B corner of square. Oak a loos*.
lowa Residence on Main street, three blocks
ear: of the public square. 19tf
J. L. Corvtn. ’ J. 8L Hodo*
Physicians * Surgeons.
Will attend 11 ells, day or night. Office In
the Frankel room* in Union block. Dr. Coffin's
residence, eomer of Ellen and Jefferson; Dr
Hodge'* residence on North Market Street. It
and Notary Public, Rose Hill. lowa. 19tf
W. sl KnswoRTHT. O. N. Downs.
Wil urns Block. Oskloosa. lowa. ffiylpd
Oskahxna, lowa O'flce over Golden Eagle
store n»>
** • Attornev-at-Law,
and VotnrT Public. Front room, up stairs. In
Parkburst's new building. Oakalooaa. Is. 19tf
” Attorneys-at-I*aw. '
Office in Phoenix block. Oskaloosa. lowa. •
Business promptly attended to. 19tl
** Attorney-at-Law,
And Notary Public. 'ffloe over Leri's store,
Oskaiooaa. lowa. 19tf
** Attorney-*t-L«w.
Collections promptly attended to. Office on
oonb 'ida. over Frenkel's bank. 19
Oskaiooaa. lowa Ofllca orer Knapp A Spald
ing's hardware store. |9
j c. blanchakd!
•* J * Attorncy-at-Law.
Oakaloosn. lowa. Wl| practice in ail tba
•o'irta Office orar tba Oakalooaa National
Bank l*tf
A * Attorney-mt-Law,
Cskaiooaa, lowa. Kusinoaa attandail to in both
State and Federal l ourta. Office. room* 1 *nd
*, orar A M. Abrabam> store, north aide 90
Gao. w. LarraarT. Gao C. Motto**.
Offer orar Oskstoos* National Bank. Oska
looaa lowa I*
C. P. Satina. L. A Scott.
an 1 Notariat Public Otter Aral door west of
Ra-order"• otter. National Bank kuildimr.
Oscaloosa. lowa. I*ti
an 1 Notary Public. Office In
Centennial block, orar Franker* clothing
•Mr. north aide square. Practice in all of tba
court* of the State. 19
” Attorney-at-Law,
and gr/rerement el si a agent Office in Boyer
A Barnes' block. Oskalnoaa, lowa. Prompt at
tention giren to collection*. Probate business
will recetre careful attention. Business at
tended to i* the U. 8. and State courts. 1W
■*• Attorneya-at-Law,
awl • enaction Agents Attend to any lenai
business in the State and Federal Coarts en
trusted to them. Office orer N. Oppenhoimer
ACo "s boot and shoe store, south side of
Oskaiooaa. lowa. I9tf
Janas raanou, Pabiil Dans.
F. F Ft a ns.
A ttornsys-At-La w.
Oskaiooaa. lowa, will practice in all courts.
Collections made a special feature. Office over
Fraakel A Go’s.. Bank. Branch cffice at New
Sharon. 19
4. A L. Cvookbah. 4. O ookbam.
Oekalooea. lowa. Olctom Mah-tka County
But. sooth wea: corner public ayuare. Cof
udt Md remitted nromptlj. Coo Toy
ABCtnc dooo. It
Tolbert A Miller, Blacksmiths,
At tMr nld Mod wept of roatoStoo. will do
•boetnc ** low a* any otter shop to Uakaioo
Oft It
v O. f. omb oo trot A*d third Mooter
erooiop* afoot* moatb At Odd Fellow* Halt.
Vfemlror Patnarrb* eordlally i anted to stteod.
B. L. Harvpy. C. P
B. S. liUoFA Sertoo. M
o«Mi every Nuurday even It* At tte Odd
Mhwf HaIL, owe Mark north of tte PnOoßcr
▼tetmjr brother* oorduUly mated to otteod.
Cia. wur. w. L Hova
teerotary. (MJ MO.
" Auctioneers,
B—Mrotv IVt nit 100 oortk of Oaaaloooa. lowa.
Chorr* r»y roe*,aside falpd
■ptllOCß i. ORB.
Licensed City Scavenger.
AD work teoc with n rot new and despatch
tetraoM Ail work. P«OoBm box Olft tel
w. tract.
Civil Engineer,
OBw aad raw troe 000 High atrmt. t Moth*
oow of Ooaft I'NMA Oakalotoa. lowa. Ml
1 DOI7C «n ft t F—t-
A rnlZlU. ■? —wm wp
too to oott moooy right swat thn aaytblo*
ote Is tftM world. AQ. of either aox. wmwd
teo teW Boor- Tte brood rood to fort .;*■
rttrn teforo tte work*a Oteodotoir rura. At
oocw addrcooToro ft Co . A ago wo. Marne
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VOL. 36, NUMBER 38.
J. A. L. CiooKßAa, H. B. Howard,
PmldaaA V.-Pre*.
Joan K BARgxn, Cashier.
Organized Under the State Laws.
Stockholders liable for double the amount
of Capital Stoek.
J. A. L Crook ham. W. A. See vers. John O
Malcolm. Milton Crook ham. Jacob Vernon.
W. t. Khinehart. R. Redman, W. C.
England. John Voorbeee.
John Nash, and
19 H. S. Howard.
Wn H. Aiitim, D. W. Donim,
Prea. W. A. I.indlt, V.-Pres.
Oskloosa National Bant
J. H. GRr.nM, D. w. Lori iso,
H. L. Sfrnckk, M. L. Liu.
Jams* McCulloch.
Firm National Bank. New Tork.
Gilman. Son A 00., New York
First National Bank, Chicago.
Hide A Leather Nat’l Bank. Chicago,
tt Davenport Nat‘l Bask. Davenport-
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County.
Will receiv? deposits and transact a general
banking, exchange, and collect km buslneas.tbn
same as an incorporated bank.
Bxcbange on 11 the prineipl citiee cf the
United States and all citiea of Europe bought
and sold at sums to sutt the purchaeer*.
Passage tickets to and from 11 points in
Europe for sale at the lowest rates.
Collections will receive prompt attention.
We do a strictly legitimate banking business,
and give the wants of customers special at
tention. 19
Jro Bmn> J*o. H. Warrxr,
President. Cashier.
L. C. Blanchard, fice-President.
The Farmers' & Traders'
Jno. Stebel, L. C. Blanchard,
T. J. Blackstone, G. B. McFall,
H. W. McNeill. Matthew Plcken.
P. W. Phillips. Peter Stumps,
J. 8 Whitmore.
First National Bank. Chicago.
Metropolitan Nitons! Bank. New Tork.
l*tf Valley Natlonl Bank. St. Louis.
Cowan & Hambleton’s
Loan & Abstract Office.
5200.000 to loan at A per cent Interest on flea
years time; borrower haring the op
tion to pay part or all of prin
cipal after first year.
We also hars a complete set of Abstract Books
of all
Lands and Town Lots
In Mahaska County, lowa.
Office In front room of new Ma«onic building,
north-east corner of Public Square
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kind? negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 9. over Farmers
Traders' Ran k. Oskaiooaa. lowa. I9tf
I hare on my books a large number of farms
ar.d bouses Id town; also many thousand acres
of wild land. If yoo hart* real estate to sell or
wiah to buy. give me a call. I nay taxes in any
part of the state. t'oorryanciog done. Office
in Boyer A B trues’ block. Oskaiooaa. lowa.
Ooe hundred nice building iota is Lacey ’s addi
tion to«mkalonaa. it
Id and Agenoy.
Farms ami Town Property for
Sale, Taxes Paid, and
Conveyancing Done.
Office over Orkaloora National Bank.
HRf I-olTrrt y ft Norman.
Real Estate & Loan Agent.
In large or mail amounts, on ong or abort
time «tl
•100.000 La •100.000
Money to Loan!
At Six Per Cent Annual
on 5 years' time, ia loans of fsoo And upward*:
with pnrtlege of pay* l ** slo® and aoov* in an
nual payment*, if desired.
Residence and Qarden
Small Fan Plots For Sals.
I am oow prepared to tell In am all or large
lots to suit purchasers, aod at reopen able 8g
urea, tte whole of tte farm known as the
lying between tte lowa City ami Burlington
roods. Immediately contiguous to the citr, and
now occupied as tenants by L M. and 4. U-
Jack non.
Tte farm it dtrlded brthsCß I ft P-. and
lays convenient for division Into Plots for
bined . It la believed to be
Underlaid with Coal !
and bat good drainage and water fkcilltiea.
A complete plan aoe surrey of tte property
may be aoaa at tte offieo of Jno O. Malcolm.
Part cf tte purobaot money may be aeon red
oo pay plot boogbt, II dee*red.
Real Estate & Land Ap pr
O 7 7 Z O X.
North east corner Public Square, front rooms
on oeoonft floor of tbe new Mooonlc bulking.
The following ore o few of the mey borgalna
that we hove In Heel Bstete, In O-kalooos and
Mahaska county: UK* residence lota which wo
will sell for from flisttogltta apiece; all on
time If parties bu<M
—Lot and house with fear room*.
and house with floor room*
P»ru» of I*oacres, term house, fte.
Mo. 1 08.-Porn of ro acres, two house* pad
otter fprr.roaMla. Prto* •»».
Jlo. IBA Let. 1* story bouse, fte. Price
If a. 1 BO.—Lot, IVi story bouse, fte. Price
Wo. 188.-Let sod two aM»ty boor Pries
'jgjg. ISO. -IV acres oTrood, wfld load tor
ia, ISA—A fora of M* acres wltk aood te
proveaaapie; two rotas of workable oo«l. Price
Mo. 800,-A Ikm of M* acres; 4 mile*from
atory frame -iwellioj; lara* born
aad other good improve moot*. Pries fiMOS.
Wa have many other Perm sad Town Prop
erties far aaM. of white wa have oat room in
ttea spans ho tall yea about. So wa Invite you
to some aad soe as, aod we will taka piaster
ia abowiof >ou what wa have tor aata. w# also
tew* loads (a otter eoueitas of this State la our
teaoey. Iftf
• of tfta
IMP AGNES mid 6 of
ftnafitte; am* of tte* I* salt, ami N/nm
ptw BtNi wMi twipifßi mrwmKmj mmo
mbit. They torn ail mow tm be* mails oa Mi*
Mr Growods, at OakiuMaft Tpropaaa to sail
TlSf"—let.** I °* ■w*- 4St-
m Wm. T. Smith.
AIM ffi HI more money than 1 anything
mffkM r fml elec by taktng an agency for the
ft I I M beet wiling book out. Begin
ners succeed grandly. None fll. Terms free.
Hallktt Book Co . Portland, Mine.
-art department
josh D. Dokshii-MinsiiL. Hobst
Thorough Instruction given In 11 departments
of Art work. Including Art Needle work.
City and Farm
Surveying ana Drainage.
Roads and Drains staked oat and Grades es
tablished. plats showing buildings, fences, lo
cation and grade of drains sines of tUe to be
used. etc. Landscaping and drafting. Cones
pondeooe solicited.
riTOBIURO, 1 Oskaloosa. lows.
19l RVKTOk, (Office west of S. W. Corner
of Public Square. nffitf
Booksellers, Stationers,
Wall Paper Dealers,
117 West High St,
Oskloosa, lowa. 19
Steam Heating, Plumbing,
Agent for the Hax ion Base Burning Boilers;
dealer in Iron Pipe. Fittings and Brass Goods.
Lead Pipe, Rubber Hose. Packing, Iron and
Wood Pumps, Sewer Pipe. Gas Fixtures. Ac.
No. 214 Watt High Stront.
19 Oskaloosa. lowa.
Boot & Sloe Manufacturer,
Has reopened his shop st his old stand, second
door west of the Burnett House, where 1
would be pleased to see II my old customers
and II others that may favor me with a call.
Many years of experience has enabled me to
please the most fartldioua.
C O A Is.
Try the COAI, from John Burdsss’ New Shaft.
It is of good qualilr and gives general
*ati*faction. All orders left at
on the southeast corner of the square, or at
on the southwest corner of the square, or at
oo nigh street, will receive prompt attention.
Til is mine is on the Beacon road one mile from
town. rnSyl
Adjusted Instantly. No Screws or Nuts. No
alteration of the Shot Gun. Simple, accurate and
reliable. Furnished in the following calibre*: 84,
38, 44 W. C. F. 40-80 Marlin, Winchester and
Sharth 34, 38, 40-90 Bullard. 45 Government. 44
Rim Fire for Gallery Practice. Warranted and sent
subject to approval and trial. Send for circular.
Price, - - 9 8,00.
In ordering, state gangs and length of shot gun
barrel. al«o calibre of rifle wanted. Manfd by
For sale by all gun dealers.
Henry Walling*
Dealer in
Building Material of all Kinds.
sod cob tractor of
Cisterns, Flues and Cellars
Bull on short notion Also bare good Brick
for tale at lowest market price.
n!9tf Oakalooaa lowa.
Fresh Family and Fancy
Queensware and Glassware,
Provisions of All Kinds
In their season, go to
*• flouthoatt Corner of Square.
Cancers Cured!
Dr. S. Coi, Ostalooss, lowa,
having had over twenty year*' experience ha
tte treatment of ( oncer*, flatter* himself that
he understood* bit business, also that he can
CURR all cooes that are CURA BLR. with but
little pain, and no occasion for using the knlie.
Office no North street, one and one-naif block*
cast of Central Railway. 34m3
Mrs. J. Larrie Morgan
has removed her
to west aide of square, with Ml as Anderson,
where she will be pleased to meet all her oio
Weeds and many new one*. A line assortment
In all tte lateot styles Order* taken, and work
from Combings neatly and promptly dooo.
Also hair jewelry In all 1U branches. lam also
prepared to do all kinds of stamping for BRAID -
iNO and EMBROIDERING having many hun
dred* of tte lateot designs. Pattern* manu
factured and for sale at from Ire cento upward.
S 3
-rrattle. !• Oat Nt'gSTfTrTK IW PURTEk
•t Half the €wt OailMta tat miMla*. CARPET*
«H RfOOtTwe. «nblntm«SSl rlitai CMaltM
Prices if Fire Imruci
often seem mon to property owners, bat It
not he forgotten that a property or
business which will nqfl warrant the ex
pense of proper Insurance bad hot
ter he disposed of and tbe capi
tal employed In It securely
Invested in Securities
yielding a leas profit, bat which oonnot be de
stroyed by fire. In abort, Incn toco
PoorxoTT or go out of busineao. and
when insurtmr be sure you gel tte
beat, which can always be ob
tatead from
Insoraaoe Agency, North Bide of Square, over
Prankel'* Bank. 1*
)/D 08KAL00SA s?r
ft A fl-i—l n - - li l : j 4 - m
“ 1 mmoiT w ssr * 1
ThlsdcpartaMnt of ear school tooaaaf tea hast ta Uw
taMod OiaUa. eaiior tte i*arga af Praftaasr W«m», ana
«f the Onart panama ta iheoend. teodHeeets tor baas-
HAal —* teds -- ft* ■ g 4 a._ -
all wi RIBCIIDOM H BH Tw* wirflsß l*BOl IB* JWfll.
ear dapartman* *»* hy pracUcal
«. U MOWS, A A. Wfieo,
hat win pet yon fa the way of making
■or* teocag is a law day* ttea yon *v*g
thought romlbie at say baslpom OapßaJ not
raqairod. Ton oka live at team and weak la
spareUg» unitor all tte Bmft f AU oflboj*
**nat hnataaaa, *, gmka
Aftfirw mrnnom ft Oo„ PirMoafi, Mato*,
J. H. Sheak,
WMJ pay the highest market price In Cash
For all kinds oi Brain.
<Bl the Central of lowa Ball way Track, Want
High street. Oakalooaa. lowa. sit
Will sell as cheap as any other house in the
city. If you want a sack of th
In the city, call on us.
Everything Fresh.
19 H. Snyder A Son.
Oskaloosa, lowa,
W. E. VERNON, Prop.,
From One to Twelve Horse Power.
Machinists* Supplies,
Including Shaftings, Puneys, Leather and Rub
ber BelMng, steam Fittings, etc-, etc.,
furnished on short notice and at
very reasonable rates.
of 11 kinds neatly and quickly done. Call on
me before you buy ai.ythingin my line.
Shops One Block North of Ex
change Block.
■l*f W- E- VERNOM.
Seevers & Neagle’s
13 lbs Granulated Sugar 91.00
14 lbs Standard A Sugar ' 1.00
15 lbs Extra C Sugar. 1.00
20 lbs Good Brown Sugar 1.00
8 lbs Good Green Coffee 1.00
8 lbs Good Brown Coffee 1.00
1 lb Can Best Full Weight Baking
Powder. 25
1 lb Desiccated Cocoanut SO
1 lb Good Young Hyson Tea 30
1 lb Fancv Mixed Tea 50
20 kinds of Canned Goods, |»er can 10
1 lb Salmon. 15
2 lbs Salmon. 25
Celebrated White Rose Flour, per
sack. 1.35
30 Bars White Russian Soap 1.00
All Standard Brands Plug Tobac
co, per lb 50
Earthenware, 3 gall ns for 25
Southwest Corner Pub
lic Square.
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Mr. M. C. Warn, Assistant Cashier Mer
chants’ National Bank, Toledo, O, says:
“My little girl wi* cured of Rheumatiitm
•ftrr having euffer*xl about three mouth*, by
the u*e of Athlofhobor. I recommend it to
all euffenng with thla dußSne.**
(©'"N’o medicine has ever been
discovered that so quickly and
Surely cures these diseases as
\\. K. Smith, Kankakee, 111., says:
"Mr wife baa suffered with acute Itbenmatism
aud SeitrmlKlm for fifteen yearn, atblophowm
t* the first medicine that ever trav > her any
thing but teini -orarjr relief. Bhe hag on 1 y taken
two bottle*, aud feeds it is a God aend.”
I. T. Smith, 164 Washington Street,
Chicago, says:
“Have suffered with Rheumatism for five
years. After uaing av bottle* of Athlopho
aoa. am entirely free from all tin."
If you cannot get Athi.ophoros of yonr drug
gist. we will send It express paid, on receipt of
regular price—one dollar j r bottle. We prefer
that you buy It from your druggist, but if he
hasn't it, do not he persuaded to try something
elae, but order at once from us. as directed!
I ache all over!" What a commoq ex
pression; an d how much it rßeaqs to
a poor sufferer • These aches fjave a
cause, and rriore frequently thaq is gener
ally suspected, the cause ts Liver or
Kidneys. No disease is more painful or
serious thaq tfjese, aqd no rerqedy is so
prorqpt aqd effective as
No remedy has yet beeq discovered
tl\at is so effective iq all HDNEY AND
SIA. etc., aqd yet it is simple and
iess. Scieqce aqd rqedical skill have
corqbined with woqderful success
kerbs whicf\ nature f\as provided for
cure of disease It strengthens aqd in
vigorates whole system.
Hon Thaddeuo R;. vt-ut, the distingniahed Con.
punuui, once wrou- to > fellow member who >v
suffering from ladigeetion and kidney diaeaae:
Try Mi*hl. r“» Herb Bittcra, I bebeve it will cure
yon. I have need it for both indigeetior and , tfer
tion of the kidney*, and it is tin- meet wonderful
combination of medicinal herb* I ever naw "
525 Commerce Philadelphia.
Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup Newer Fail*
Sick Headache and relieve all the trouble# Inci
dent to a bilious state of the ryatem, such aa l)i»-
xlneea, Nausea, Drowsiness, Distress after eating.
Pain In the Side, Ac. While their moet remark
able success has beea shown in curing
Headache, yet Carter's Little Liver Pill sore equally
valuable In Constipation, curing and preventing
this annoying complaint, while they also correct
all disorders of the stomach, stimulate the liver
and regulate tbe bowels. Bv*xi If they only cored
Ache they would be almost prlcelem to thorn who
an St* from this distrasaing complaint; but forto
•ataly their goodness does oot end here, and tbosa
who once try them will find these little pilleyalu
able In so many way* that they will not b<* willing
to do without them. But after all sick head
Ta thebane of so many Uvea that hwe ta where we
make our great boast. Our pills cure It while
Other* do not.
Carter’s Little Liver POls are very small and
very easy to take. One or two pills make a dose.
They are strictly vegetable and do not gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action please all who
use them. In vials at *5 cent*; five forfil. Sold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by maiL
J. B. McCurdy & Co.,
. Corner of the
Public Square. Clj
The Boss . .
W FnrnitnruDealers 60
-H i An* Kfi
mills! M
PQ RBds«« tbeli hj
W.New Stock.
o! - - a
Nicest Goods )rr\
|7j And
p Brtaliil liiliti H
Krer brought to Owkaloo
oa for the aosay. bl 9
OSlilGlSll Mlt fort!.
r. W. McCall,
Daalar la
MaaHteMa Btoaoe, floafte
General Weaver, unlike most other
Congressmen, keeps up a paper for his
own personal tooting—the Tribune.
Last week he made a very foolish and
very vicious attack on Mr. Campbell,
because of tbe contest, and chargee
that “a car load of niggers” were im
ported—from Des Moines this time—to
vote in Mahaska. As usual Weaver
makes false quotations—puts things
out as evidence which the record does
not show. The case touching the nine
colored men who were brought from
Des Moines is as follows, as stated by
Mr. Isaac Brandt, of Des Moines: “In
canvassing the Fifth Ward (of Des
Moines) I found nine colored men (not
a car load by a long ways) working in
the mines near the city, who said they
were not voters here, that they had
come from Oskaloosa the fore part of
October, to hunt work, and vould have
to go to Oskaloosa to vote, where they
had voted before and recognized as
their home. 1 took their names and
wrote to IL Kissick, Chairman of the
Republican Central Committee, of
Mahaska county, and in answer re
ceived the following:
Rooms or Mahaska Cocntt Republican
CkntralCommittkk. Oskaloosa. lowa, Oc
tober as, ISH4.- Isaac Brandt . Chairman, etc..
Dee Maine*, lowa. My Deah Sir: I have your
favor of to-<lay in relation to niue colored voters.
We would like to have them here provided they
are legal voters at this place. But the first
question that presents itself is did they lose
their residence here when they went to Des
Moines? That is a question of fact. If they
only went to Des Moines temporarily aud with
the Intention of returning to Oskloosa at some
future time, then they can vote here. Can you
inform me as to that? If so, please do so aud
oblige Yours truly.
Robt. Kissick, Chairman.
“I went immediately to see the men
and questioned them closely and be
came satisfied they were voters in Ma
haska county. Accordingly I bought
them tickets to Beacon, Mahaska
county. No mo: ey was paid them or
other renumeration for going.”
As an absolute fact Mr. Campbell
never knew of tbe existence of these
men until after the election. Good
lawyers said that the legal residence of
these men was here, and they voted as
they pleased, casting a ballot as legal
as any that Mr. Weaver has for several
Mr. Weaver holds his certificate by a
slender majority. We have Democratic
testimony that frauds enough in his
interest were committed, to their cer
tain knowledge, to more than over
come the majority given him on the
face of the returns. Wbv, those frauds
were a matter of consultation and con
sideration, as to all the dirty details—
and yet Weaver howls because the
colored men, whose homes were here,
came back from temnorary stay at Des
Moines, to cast an nonest vote. Mr.
Weaver will lie sick enough of this
cry before he gets out of the woods.
Two Vorjr Ugly Twins
They go hand in hand, and lead their
victim aterrible trot down into the val
ley of the shadow of death. On-i is
neuralgia; and the other rheumatism.
These generally proceed from disor
dered blood. Brown’s Iron Bitters
knocks out these ugly twins by setting
the blood aright and invigorating the
system. Mr. W. T. Osborne, of Cox
ville, Ala, used Brown’s Iron Bitters
for rheumatism and neuralgia with
most happy effect. It also cures dys
Whittier’s Quakerism.
From ;i critique on Whittier, by Ed
mund C. Stedman, in the May Century,
we quote the following: “The training
of the Friends made his boyhood still
more simp'e; otherwise, as I have said,
it mattered little whether he derived it
from Puritan or Quaker sources. Still,
it was much, in one respect, to be de
scended from Quakers and Huguenots
used to suffer and be strong lor con
conscience’ sake. It placed liim years
in advance of the comfortable Brahmin
daRS, with its blunted sense of right
and wrong, and, to use his own words,
turned him *so early away from what
Roger Williams calls the “world's great
trinity, pleasure, profit and honor,” to
take side with the poor and oppressed.’
The Puritans conformed to the rule of
the Old Testament the Friends to the
spirit of the New. One has only to
read our colonial annals to know how
the Jews got on under the Mosaic law,
inasmuch as to the end of the Mather
dynasty the pandect of Leviticus, in all
its terror, was steinly enforced by
church and state. The Puritans had
two g(xls. Dens and Diabolus; tbe Qua
kers recognized the former alone, and
chiefly through his incarnation as the
Prince of Peace. They exercised, how
ever, the right of interference with
other people’s code and practice, after
a fashion the more intolerable from a
surrender of tbe l ight to establish their
own by rope and sword. Whittier’s
Quaker strain, as Frothinghain has
shown, yielded him wholly to the ‘intel
lectual passion’ that Transcendentalism
aroused, and still keeps him obedient
to the Inward Light. And it made him
a poet militant.a crusader -’ , *ose moral
weapons, since he must disov.n the car
nal, were keen of edge and seldom in
their scabbards. The fire of his deep
set eyes, whether betokening, like that
of his kinsman Webster, the Batchelder
blood, or inherited from some old
Feuillevert, strangely contrasts with
the benign expression of bis mouth—
that firm serenity, which by transmitted
habitude dwells upon the lips of the
sons and daughters of peace."
“Motker'i Should Rota This."
Under this caption an old physician
writes to a Cincinnati Medical Journal,
that in view of the fact that people liv
ing at a distance from cities are fre
quently obliged to resort to cough mixt
ures already put up for use, they should
provide themselves with only such rem
edies as are known to be free from
opiates, poisons and narcotics; thus
avoiding not only danger, but even fa
tal results, lie recommends the re
cently discovered Red Star Cough Cure
analyses and testa by various Boards
of Health proved to be purely vegeta
ble as well as prompt, effective and
entity harmless.
“lowa- lowa, always Iowa!”
lowa shows the least degree of crime
among all the States. We have one
Erson in prison to every 1,069 and
innesota one to 1824, while in the
District of Columbia there is one to
460. Crime is greatest in densely pop
ulated regions and least in sparsely
settled districts. Murders have in
creased at the rate of 200 per year in
the United States during the years
1881,1882 and 1883. In 1881 there were
1266 and in 1883 there were 1096. Of
this number only 480 suffered the death
penalty. Lynch law disposed of 252
and 228 were banged by legal process.
Of persons over ten years tne number
in prison in the States named, is fol
lows: Nevada one to 254; Colorado one
to 416; Pennsylvania one t 0667; Illinois
one to 687: Nebraska one to 844; lowa
one to 1457. lowa shows the least per
centage of crime and the highest de
gree of intelligence. In 1884 there were
3377 murders in the United Btates with
only 103 legal executions and 210 lynch
ing*. Immigration has something u>
do with the increase of crime but fl is
largely due to causes at work in our
social customs, such as ill-assorted
marriages, liquor and lust The use of
strong drink which develops the baser
faculties of mankind and dwarfs him
in the better nature, has much to do
with crime. Where the temperance
law is rigidly enforced there is a visible
reduction of erime and criminal pro
cedure. In villages and in the smaller
towns as well as in the country where
tbe law has been enforced therei* little
crime and will he still leas in the fn
Alexander the Great wept because
there were no more worlds to conquer.
Mishler’s Herb Bitters conquers every
forme# disease. G. H. Vandikirk, of
106 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia,
bad suffered long from an aggravated
form of dyspepsia. "After using three
bottlee of your Herb Bitters, he
write* "I am happy to say that I am
entftefy I can eat anything
Educational Department.
nit of Oskaloosa City Schools,
- News and Motaa
The Normal Index very strongly
commends Supt. Akers administration
of the school affairs of the State and
supports his reflection for a third term.
Wc !eam with pleasure that Principal
A. O. Hancock, of Eddyville, is intend
ing to make his home in Oskaloosa.
This is a good place to be happy. We
are glad to welcome such men as Mr. H.
Miss Carrie M. Me A veal and Miss 11.
Anna Morris have been selected to their
situations in the West Des Moines
schools. The former is one of the in
structors in the Polk county normal
Oskalocsa’B teachers have organized
a Chapter of the lowa Teacher’s Read
ing Circle. They intend to read the
most of the first years assignment be
tween now and the opening of the
schools in September.
Chas. D. Moyer, of DeWitt, is elected
superintendent of schools at West
Waterloo to succeed W. 11. Robertson
who has been in charge of that city,
since the selection of Hon. C. W. Von
Coelln to the office of State Superintend
ent of Public Instruction.
With such persons on the Alumni
programme as Lydia A. Stanley, Will
ard 11. Patterson, Flora A. Martinstein,
Lena McMillen «Dd Harry P. Hale
there is no doubt of the excellent
character of the entertainment. This
organization is a credit to the school
and to the city.
May 27, 8 o’clock P. M . Alumni Ex
ercises at the Opera House; May 28, 9
A. M., Btli tirade exercises at the re
spective school rooms; May 29,10 a. m.
an 1 2 P. m. A. Class graduating ex
ercises. All these are free tothepublic.
The friends and i»atrons of the schools
are invited to be present.
There are a few more Institute
Courses of Study for distribution to
those who have not yet been supplied.
Call upon Supt. Kindig and get in
structions as to the class work you will
need to pursue. If any do not know
the year to which they belong, the as
signment can be obtained by notifying
Supt. Kindig and asking for in
Prof. E. B. Warman made a success
ful call at Shenandoah, taught a large
class, is invited to return at some
future date to give more lessons and
from ♦ hence went to Beatrice, Nebras
ka, to open up work in that enterprising
State. He soon returns to Chicago to
supervise the publication of some
educational works he has been pre
Miss Knight, Mr. Scott and the
Geology classes of the city high school
spent a profitable afternoon May ♦>, in
Dr. D. A. Hoffman’s cabinet, inspecting
fossils and other specimens under the
supervision of the doctor himself. Any
class in the city, by arranging a time
with Dr. Hoffman, will be admitted to
this valuable cabinet and be aided
in the study of its many interesting
West Des Moines and East Des
Moines high schools carried off the
honors at the late declamatory contest
held at Nevada, lowa. As we see the
list of the high schools represented at
these contests from yea* to year, we
are impressed with the apparent fact,
that a number ot the stronger high
schools that were in this organization
at its founding have quietly with
drawn or have neglected to send con
The many friends of that veteran
teacher and Institute conductor, Prof.
Jonathan Piper will be glad to know
that he has again undertaken his work
in the field. Hu attack of pneumonia,
last winter, came very nearly destroy
ing him but he has slowly recovered
to nearly his usual health and strength.
But few mcu have done as much for
education in lowa as Prof. Piper. Ilis
work is better known by the older class
of teachers but many occupying places
of power and influence in educational
circles to-day owe their first inspira
tions and ideas of teaching as a science
to his teaching and lectures.
An lowa excursion to Saratoga, N.
Y„ to attend the National Education
al Association is being arranged, to
leave Chicago about July 8. Topeka,
Kansas, and Denver, Colo., are
leaving no stones unturned in try
ing to get the National Educational
Association to come to their respective
places nex f year. Mr. Geo. Church,
Supt. of schools, is chairman of the en
tertainment committee at Saratoga and
will secure rooms at hotels and private
accommodations for all that apply *
him. Any person desiring information
concerning the next meeting of the
National Educational Association can
get “Bulletin of Railway rates, by
applying to N. A. Calkins, 124 E. 00th
SL, New York, N. V.
The Work in lowa.
The outlookk for educational work
in lowa for the coming year, is in most
respects good. There are few things
that can interfere with the prosperity
and work of the schools, since the peo
ple will not permit an infringement of
their sacred rights, and will crush any
one who would attempt to destroy the
opportunity of the child for mental de
Two things are promising much in
the improvement of the teachers. The
graded course of study for institutes is
an era in the management of these
great summer training schools. There
is every reason to think that much
more unanimity will exist this year
than ever has been heretofore. If this
scheme proves a success, the teachers
will become more anxious to gradually
improve and complete this preparation
necessary to undertake the work.
United with the institute comes the
"Reading Circle," a "Chatauquan" in
stitution, that will map out the work
from year to year to be done, and will
regularly give credit to its members,
and at the end of four years of pre
scrib * reading, will award a diploma
for proficiency. The teacher who wants
to improve, has now a grand opportun
ity to study under the supervision and
direction of as able educators as lowa
posseasea. The expense is trifling, as
the instruction is brought to our vary
doors, while it is a great inspiration to
know that several thousand others are
pursuing with you the same work,
thinking about the same things, and in
teracted in the same facta of history*
science, and literature.
With these encouraging feature* are
united a few things that do not Indi
cate progress. Many changes have al
ready been made in the superin tenden
cies of city schools** t timet to save
a few dollars, at time* to harmonica
faction*, at times to try a new regime.
Change In these cities to any great ex
tent is likely to bring disaster rather
thar success in a few month*, an Mm
county superintendents are required to
give an account of their stewardship.
Many new and inexperienced persons
will come o the front retarding the
work, and keeping off improvement.
This continual overturning of educa
tional officers, in State and counties,
hinders very much the progress of sys
tem or harmony. There is something
wrong in our plan of procedure. Why
should professional work be judged
and hampered by law that destroys
the idea of a profession f Why should
not the tenure of employment of the
teacher in city and in country, in the
State superintendency, or in the County
superintendency be determined by a
more systematic plan of employment
than that at present in force? At
present, the more efficient and faithful
the officer, the greater the probability
of not being retained. There is then a
premium placed upon neglect, upon
wire-pulling, and upon deceit. Good
work does not enter into the balance
sheet, and the most conscientious suf
fer. In Massachusetts, there is an at
tempt to make a teacher’s tenure per
manent without some special reason
for dismissal, and to make a superin
tendency of a county or city a fixed
position as long as satisfaction existed.
Such a plan requires a just reason for
dropping one out of work or office.
Bnllding Character.
There is much said in these days m>-
on moral education. It is fully real
ized by all that are interested in the
education of youth that more depends
upon the moral character of the child,
so far as benefit to the world is con
sidered than can be gained by en
larged cental aud physical develop
ment. mso much as this department
of educational work is of so much im
portance, there is room for much theo
rizing and speculation. The greater
part of the attempts at actual work
are entirely problematical and theoret
ical. The scheme to plan and not ex
pecting to do has serious results in the
work of the home, the church and the
school. What is needed is work that
is practical, that is accomplishing
something in the betterment of man
kind and that is not seeking to build
up personal interests.
In the prosecution of this work there
are a number of agencies. Each of
these must face the grave responsibility
of having a part to do in the develojt
ment of the uext generation, lu so
far as any one fails, to that ex
tent must there be depraved members
of society. There is no use to attempt
to shirk the responsibility that civiliza
tion and enlightenment have placed up
on the home, the church, the school and
society as an organized body. Society
as organized and governed is a great
factor in moral development. What
society at large winks at, though wrong
a? i having evil tendencies, soon be
comes respectable and good in the sight
of the boys and the girlsof to-day. The
church enters the lists with its share
to do. It owes a care, a nurture and a
work toward the youth of to-day that
is 100 frequently lacking. It tries to
be satisfied w ith looking after its per
sonal interests, with attending to the
lives and the characters of its actual
members and outside of an attempt to
reach and influence child-life by
formal lessons of a few minutes each
week at sabbath school, does but little
more to help the child’s character into
a high state of moral sensitiveness.
The home is doubtless the greatest of
all agencies in this grand work. It is
to be lamented that many things are
so occupying the time of the fathers
and mothers of good homes that the
child’s moral character is left to out
side influences. Business matters so
engross the father’s time aud occupy his
attention, that he knows but little, aud
seems to care less for the moral well
being of those he actually loves dearer
than life. Society, missionary organi
zatious, reform and other excellent in
terests, looking to the improvement of
society, take many a mother’s care and
occupy her personal atteution, while
her own dear ones are forgotten and
left to grow up uncared for and un
trained. Many homes are not what
they ought to be. Their morals and in
fluences guarantees debased and de
praved moral ideas in the children
who come from them. The last factor
we will here consider is the school It
has a great deal it can do. It has
charge of the children during a part of
life that is easily influenced. It can do
much toward the betterment of the
social and moral condition, but it will
never do for the church, the home or
society to delegate to it the work that
belongs to each of them. If we read
ngbt the demand made by society,
by the press, by the pulpit, by the home,
of the school of to-day, the meeting of
that demand calls for all the forces
bUat belong to model homes, model
schools, model churches and model con
ditions in the state of society. It is all
right to ask for the accomplishment of
possibilities, but it is unfair to place
the present universal actions of the
young, their crimes and misdemeanors,
vices and moral weakness at the
door ol the school house aud place the
responsibility upon the hard worked
teachers of the day.
Moral education has in view three
objects. If these are attained, then
the moral character becomes stable
and the hope of future faithfulnesss is
assured. These are, 1. Thechildmust
know what is right 2. He must feel
what is right 8. He must be willing
to do what is right without fear or
favor. The securing of these necessary
conditions is a difficult task. It is tbo
work of all the agencies we have men
tioned to sec ire to the child the first
of these. It “ n i for the second a
training and cull .* of the sensibilities
to securo to the child a conscientious
ness that will guide him aright. Not
having this, be is without the compass
that can direct him in avoiding the
many dangers and pitfalls that await
him. The third calls for ths training
of the will. If this is not properly and
carefully dons, the attainment of the
first and the second is useless. How
many know the right in a matter be
fore them, how many are guided aright
by conscientiousness, yet fail, when it
comes to doing what the intellect and
what conscience has decided.
The thousands who suffered with
Rheumatism and Neuralgia had a hard
time of it till the discovery of Ath-
LOPHoaoe. Now they needn't suffer
if they don’t want to. 8. R. Dennen,
D. D, Third Congregational Church,
New Haven, writes thus; “Have long
been a victim of Rheumatism. During
a recent severe attack 1 oommenoed to
take Athlophobos on Friday. Sun
day I wa«sn mytpulpit. Monday I went
to Boston well, and have remained so.
You have indeed found a specific.”
A worthless young fellow, known as
Fatty Beard, has just eloped from
Harlan with a gram widow and two
pairs of twins.
If you are tired taking the large old
fashioned gritting P*Us try Carter's
Little Liver Fills and take seme cow
fort. A man cant stand everything.
One pllt a dose
Grant and His Troop*.
From an anecdotal and reminiscent
article on Grant by General Radeau, in
the May Century, we quote the follow
ing: “His relations with the troops
were peculiar. He never made sj>eecii
es to the soldiers, and of course never
led them himself into battle after he
assumed his high commands. Hut in
every battle they saw him certainly
once or twice far to the front as ex
posed as they; for Ihere always seemed
to come a time in each engagement
when he was unwilling to use the eyes
or ears of another, but must observe
for himself in order to determine. The
soldiers saw all this; they knew, too,
that when he rode around in camp it
meant action, and the sight of his blue
overcoat, exactly like their own, was a
signal to prepare for battle. They found
out his character and respected his
qualities. They felt that he meant well,
although when'the time came he spared
them not for the cause. 1 hus, though
so undemonstrative, he awoke a genu
ine enthusiasm. After the battle of
the Wilderness he rode at night along
the road where Hancock’s veterans lay,
and when the men discovered it was
Grant and that his face was turned
toward Richmond, they knew in a mo
ment they were not to retire across the
Rapidan/as so often before; and they
rose up in the darkness and cheered
until th? enemy thought it was a night
attack and came out and opened lire.
When the works were carried at Peters
burg, their enthusiasm was of course
unbounded; and when they caught, a
glimpse of him in the Appomattox
campaign, the cheers were vociferous.
After the surrender of Lee they began
without orders to salute him with can
non, but he directed the firing to cease,
lest it should wound the feelings of the
prisoners, who, he said, were once again
our countrvmen.
“This sentiment he retained. Soon
after the close of the war I was present
when a committee of Congress, headed
by Charles Sumner, waited on him t >
proj<ose that a picture should be paint
ed on the surrender of Lee,to lx* placed
in the rotunda of the Capitol. But he
told them he should never consent, so
far as he was concerned, to any picture
being placed in the Capitol to commem
orate a victory in which our own coun
trymen were the losers.”
An End to Bone Scraping.
Edward Shepherd,of Harrisburg, 111.,
says; “Having received so much benefit
from Electric Bitters, 1 feel it my duty
to let suffering humanity know it.
Ha 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. 1 used, instead, three bot
tles of Electric Bitters and seven boxes
of Bucklen’s Arnica Salve, and ray leg
is now sound aud well.” Electric Bit
ters are sold at fifty cents a bottle and
Bucklen’s Arnica Salve at 25c. per box
by Green A Bentley.
The G. A. It. of lowa numliers 1fi.820
members, an increase of 3.537 for the
past year.
A Dreadful Disease.
Itead, ponder and profit thereby.
Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and
Lungs is conceded by all who have
used it to excel any preparation in the
market as a complete Throat and Lung
Healer. All persons afflicted with that
dreadful disease —Consumption—will
find speedy relief .and in a majority of
cases a |*ermanent cure. The proprie
tor has authorized Will S. Mays, the
Druggist, to refund the money to any
party who has taken three-fourths of
a bottle without relief. Price 50 cents
and SI.OO. Trial Size Free.
Parson Lozier ad vises the early clos
ing of the prayer tn-*etings aiid the
early attendance at the political cau
Bncklcn'i Aii**'<i Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, sores. Ulsers, Salt
Uheum, Fever Sores. Tetter. Chapped
Hands, Chilblains,Corns, and all the
Shin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is guar-*
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by Green & Bentley.
A large immigration is reported com
ing into the state from West Virginia,
North Carolina. Kentucky, and East
Axt Important Discovery.
The most important Discovery is
that which brings the most good to the
greatest number. I)r. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption. Coughs, and
Colds, will preserve the health and save
life, and is a priceless boon to the af
flicted. Not only does it positi\ dy
cure Consumption*, but Coughs. Colds,
Bronchitis, Asthma, Hoarseness, and
all affections of the Throat, Chest, and
Lungs, yield at once to its wonderful
curative powers. If you doubt this,
get a Trial Bottle Free, at Green A
Bentley’s Drug store.
A Fortunate Circumstance.
Valley Sftrtny* ( Dak ) Knit ri>ri*e.
We are informed that Mrs. Mattie
Johnson, who lives four miles west of
town, was doing her general house
work when her little daughter Annie,
two years old, got hold of a bottle of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and in
place of taking halt a teuspoonful as a
general dose drank the full bottle, it
cured her cough and she is doing well.
Mrs. Johnson was fortunate in having
procured Chamlierlain’s Cough Remedy
and the above eireum-tance shows con
clusively that it is perfectly harmless
even to small Children in doses of sixty
times what should lie given. Re
member it cured her and has cured
thousands of others who gladly testify
to its great value. Sold oy Green A
Bentley. 34
The Council Bluffs papers are com
plaining that the city and surrounding
country is overrun with the j>estilen
tial tramp,
Wkn Baby wm rick. tm give b#r Caatovti*,
When wm • Child, she cried for Caetorie,
When ehe became Mine. «he clnng to (.'Mtoria,
When ehe had Children, she gav« them CMtcrin,
Citizens of A voca are preparing for an
other season of tornadoes by building
caves to which retreat can be made in
case of necessity.
Itch, Prairie Mange and
Scratces of every kind cured in 80
minutes by Wool ford's Sanitary Lotion.
Use no other. This never fails. Sold
by J. W. Morgan, Druggist, Oska
loosa. 80mo3pd
A Muscatine fruitgrower reports the
prospects for small fruits us exception
ally good, notwithstanding the severity
of the past winter.
jrrwr as eooa.
Many unscrupulous dealers may tell
you they have remedies for Coughs and
Cold equal in merit and ir every re
spect just as good as the old reliable
Dr. Bosanko Cough and Lung Syrup,
unless you insist upon this remedy and
take uo’other, you are liable to l*e great
ly deceived. Price 80 cents and £I.OO.
t»ld by Green Jt Bently. 12
The Dubuque Novelty iron work*
have just shipped six car-loads of their
manufactured machinery to parties at
Hat Portage, British Columbia.
The first symptom of Hies is iutense
itching at night after getting warm.
This unpleasant sensation is immediate
ly relieved by an application of Dr. Bo
sanko’s Pile Remedy. Piles in ail
forms, Itch,Salt Rheum, and Ringworm
can be permanently cured by the use
of this great remeuy. Price 60 ceuta.
Manufactured by the Dr. Boaanko’s
Medicine Company, Piqua, O. Sold by
Ureen A Bentley. Byl
lIACKMETACK. a lasting and fra
grant perfume. Price 25 and 60 cents.
SHILOH’S CURE will immttllaely
relieve Croup, Whooping cough ana
FOR DYSPEPSIA and Liver com
plaint. you have a printed guarantee on
evory bottle of Shiloh's Vltali/er. It
never fulls to cure.
each bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy.
Price 60 cent*. Sold by Oreoi A Bent
ly. noMteowly
Tb«* “Square of the Gob*’ in Taheran—
Some Peculiarities of the Lt«—Tk«
Keen It* of the Time-Hon
ored Practice.
I Foreign Letter.]
In the center of the town of Teheran—
the seat of government of N'ussir Deen.
the King of ivingg, the Asylum of the
l Diverse—is a large square!" it is called
the Square of the Gun. The huge piece
of ordnance that gives its name to the
place is very like one of the cannon which
stand behind the horse guards. Clustered
round it are a group of weary-looking
men. They are murderers; safe for the
time being from the law (generally) e\en
from the avenger of blood; the place is
bast or sanctuary. Coder the shadow or
within t >uch of thus gun the murderer, even
the traitor, is safe Let him once
leave this refuge, if only for a few yards,
and the criminal wii! fall into the hands
of the law or the clutch of the avenger of
bio. d. ior in Persia the munierer has
not so much to fear the laws of his coun
try as the vengeance, legal or otherwise,
of h s victim s relatives. Blood has a
price, and the price must be paid, or the
criminal must l>e prepared to shed his
own. The price is not arbitrary; it is
fixed at so much for a freed man. another
price for a woman, another for a slave.
Nominally, and according to the relig
ious law, even the hairs of a man's beard
have a price (in camelsi if extracted by
violence And within the last twenty
years we have known a case of a Mussul
man who sent in a regular account in this
form to a Hurpean;
To ri.tcea Irur- truua the head of R j ja L».
lH equivalent being fifteen camels st 7i)
k ran*:
1,05 ' ktrans (42 poun is sterling). Plea**
1 >ny bea-er. (Seal of High »rie^t)
This dwrument was quite iu legal form;
but. us the aggrieved hejtb was unable to
produce auy hairs, a tri’ling present .satis
fied him. So much for a tooih; so much
for an eye; so much for each drop of
blood, finally, so much for life. And
if the guilty person can not pay this
price, then his own life is at the inerev of
the victims relatives. Such is the law.
Hut it is a jioiut of honor with the rela
tives of a murdered man not to take
money if possible, but to exact their
right. Hence arise “blood feuds. " These
an- principally observed in the south of
Pets a. There, where every man is armed
to the teeth, blo»*i feuds are common. “I
must leave you here, ** exclaims
your guide, quite as a matter of course,
“1 Im e a blood feud with the next vil
luge, and my life if not safe beyond this
point.” Sometimes these “blood feuds"
remain unaveug'-d for mauy years, the
guilty mat: wiseTv keeping out of the reach
of the awuger of blood by remaining in a
vil age where the other dare not show his
face on account of the Nemesis awaitiu;
him also in that particular district
Time sometimes, though rarely, heals
the-e feuds. A man gels tired of being
hunted of feeling that he may be shot or
stabbed or poi-oued at any momeul, and
he compromises: he gives the family of
his victim a horse or money or so many
bag- of dales, or perhaps even the hand
of In daughter in marriage. Or
perhaps u youth of 20 will shoot
down an aged man. the murderer
of hi-* grandfather, w hom perhaps be
has never seen; and, fleeing to the ~rms of
hisik lighted mother, will exclaim “1 have
avenged our blood’”—thus bringing a
“blood feud” on his own head. These
a>e some of the results of the universal
practice, in the sou.h of Persia, of carry
ing arm-*. It must be remembered, too,
that the murderer in these cases is uot
locked upon with horror: be is simply a
man who has done his duty. North of
Sbir a/, these blood feuds are uncommon;
•ml an Ispahan! would certainly prefer
the price, or. failing that a decent sum in
cash, to judicial revenge As a rule, in
the present day. a murderer is executed,
and never handed over to the tender mer
cies of his victim's friends, but legally the
re’atiies can themselves take the guilty
man s life.
[Fan Francisco Chronicle
The Kabvles are an indigenous t>eople
living in the mountains in the south of
Algeria, who retain many of their savage
habits. The mos* disgusting sight I ever
witnessed was t! ievouriog of a snake
by one of the esa *ges It was raw and
probably living when the process com
menced The reptile was apparcntlv of
• lie garter kind and about two and a half
feet in length. He began at the head and
swallowed inch by inch, as the boa-con
strictor devours an ox. wandering around
meanwhile among his company, who
were on the levee just ready to embark
for Soniay followed by a crowd of his
comrades, apparently half strangled, but
allowing no one to interfere till the tail
was finished Then he gave the signs of
satisfaction that usually follow a good
meal and received the congratulations of
his friends
The L»fo lVt-pO tn Kan*a*.
!>- “t>re Cowboy
The laeo weeJ, which has appeared
with frightful rapidity on the bausas
range within the last eighteen months, to
the dismay of stockmen, will doubtless
disappear within the next eighteen
mouths. Two years ago this singular
plant had free swing in the Tex a- Pan
handle and New Mexico, but now it has
nearly disap;*eaml in those sections. The
devilish plant has not come to stay. It is
a tramp, and. like other nuisauces of a
similar iik, it makes itself mighty disa
greeable to the localities where it effec s a
temporary lodgment This plaut does
not have the appearance of guile, for
chemists have failed to detect any poison
otis qualities therein, but it is an estab
lished fact that horses and cattle are made
mad !>}• eating it, and that it produces
abortion in cows.
t efratitling by Mutilate*! Note*.
iWahnn*rton Post.]
The I’nited States treasurer is still In
occasional receipt of pieced legal tender
notes ami silver certificates. It is evident
that tlie same parties are mutilating notes
with the intent to defraud the public.
The method pursued is to tear from a
note so much only as wili not exceed two
fifths of the note, (three fifths being re
deemable under the rule at full valuei,
then to oiu the piece detached with other
pieces obtained in the same mauner. and
thus obtain one full note composed of the
several piece**. Tlie public are again cau
tioned against taking any pieced note un
less it is evident from the number on the
two ends and other appeammes that the
two pieces are of the same note.
l.onrioii in Brief
About 11,000 horses die each week.
About 120.000 {Ntupers infest the city.
About 11,000 police keep good order.
About 120.000 foreigners live iu the
About 10,000 strangers enter the city
each day.
About 0,000 new houses are erected an
About 700,000 cats enliven the moon
light nights.
About 2,<>00 clergymen hold forth even*
A Injul 020 churches give comfort to the
About 125 persons are added to the pop
ulation daily.
About 2s miles of new streets are laid
out each year.
About 500,000 dwellings shelter the
population of London.
The t'orintdiiblK and the luftexibte.
| Dvtro.t Free Pirn)
The Formidable, which has just been
launched in France, and which is classed
as the most powerful ship in the French
navy, as a steel vessel of 11.441 tons, with
au estimated horse power of 8.500 and a
speed of fifteen knots. She draws twenty
five and three quarters feet of water, and
carries armoi rangiug in thickness from
seventeen and thiee quarters to twenty-one
and one half inches. Her armament con
sists of three se' aly five tun and twenty
light guns The only completed shsp in
British uavy which is her equal in size,
power or armaaeut is the Indexible,
which is of Iron and which has not exhib
ited the speed which the Formidable is ex
pected to attain.
Covora thr Clue.
[Mobil*-1 Ala. * R**i*rrr |
Col Tom Saif old said: "I vu talking
with Cen Toombs the other day and ha
sail* the greatest vice to which
th< iman family is a dieted is gambling,
at yet do you know there t* not a word
it .ha Bible in condemnatiou ct ltr Cen.
Toombs is in error. The tenth command
inent covers the case. “ Thou shah not
covet" stares, or ought to stare, e\
gambler in the fate. At the bottom of
every species of gambling Is the covetous
desire to get the money of other people
without just recompense.
The Grwti Bulletin Nnifa
frhicaco Herald)
* Doctor, bow do you think I am doing
to dayT*
“tt’nly fairly, sir. In our bulletin in
sued at noon we waid we feared a fatal
change almost any moment *
“Then you are issuing bulletins on ms,
are you?
"Yes. sir."
“Then please send out and buy ms a
ticket to Liverpool. 11l go to EaroM
Ibis summer i.nd see you later. That
bulletin gives me renewed Itle and
strength •
< i>» <frultig Smipv
K family doctor. In Cassell’s Magazine
decia-es that eh«ar soups are not whole
some and have too much refinement in
their compc<4tioa to be more than trifled
with. Re says that all green vege able*
ate better inaafead, and should be sate*
separately sad act with the meat,
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