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rVILUHKD IV THE Herald Minting Company. Thursday and Saturday GirewUttow Nearly TkrM Tlmum4. ~rwo dollars pkrannTFmT % OSKALOOSA, : : IOWA: November 12, 1885. WHYV-Juit read the advertisement of M. Willou and see. Holiday Presents.— Look up what C. Winter Jc 00. have in that liue. A New Dwoovmv.— Kind out what It is hy reading l>r. J. W. Morgan's iooala. Turkey*.— Oiuzeu & Bacon have ar rangement* for having them for Thankagiviug. Only S days more in which to ae cureone of those $25.00 mat tahute cloaks for §15.00, at lialdauf Bros.' n!2 Oyster Supper. —Remember the oyster supper at l>r. Huntsman'a, on Friday evening. Social.— Do not fail to go and gel your oysters of the ladies at the Bap tist social to-morrow evening, at Dr. 11 miiU in An’s residence. Tki-LUMlNak.—First degree work Ur have occurred in Tri luiuinar Lodge to morrow evening, is postponed for one week, by order of the W. M. Comk Out.- Farmers’ Club will meet iu the court n n in Oskaloosa. Saturday. November 21. at 1 o'clock i*. m. B. F. Lam,f, Secretary. WoolLacks.— At2U, 26 and 40 cents, reduced from 20, 40, and 76 cents a yard, all colors and black. nl2 Baldapt Biioa. Supervisors. —Our correspondent at Mauch Chunk calls the attention of the Hoard of Supervisors to the lumber iHting hauled for the bridge at lloliert’s Mill. Installation.— The installation of othcers of Hiram Chapter will occur next Weduesday evening, instead of last evening as was heretofore an* uounoed. Leu Broken.— A young son of T. E. McDonald. 4 miles north-east of town, bad one of his legs badly broken last Tuesday afternoon. We are without particulars. Initial II andkerchirfh worth 40 cents apiece, 100 dozen at 20 cents or 2 for 50 cents—a special drive. Succeeds Himself.— a. U. McCurdy was chosen trustee, to succeed himself, in this township, by a large majority. Our venerable friend, Father Crickett, was In the way, and was run over with the rest of them. Oyster Suffer.- The ladles of the Baptist church will give an oyster sup per at the residence of Dr. II.C. Hunts man, corner Cherry and Liberty streets, Friday evening, Nov. IS, 1886. All are cordially invited. Benefit.—<3. W. douldock In “The Willow Copse,” at ()|>era House next Tuesday evening, Nov. 17. Net pro ceeds for the lament of Masonic Libra ry. Head elsewhere what the press says of this talented artist. Library Benefit.—Hememner that the enteitainment at Masonic <)|>era House next Tuesday evening, is for the lienedt of the Masonic Library. Tick ets 76 cents below and 60 cents alsive. No extra charge for reeerved seats. “Tiik Sum."—On the second page ap pears the annusl prospectus of the New York Sun, thejeadiug Democrat ic paper of New York. It is always brim full of good reading matter and Is a good paper, a*>de from its politics Ladies Aii».—The Ladies Aid So ciety will meet Friday afternoon at half past two o'clock, at their room In exchange block. The ladies are re quested to bring their needles and thimbles. Leona McMlllcn, Sec. Pi ui.h: Ma LE.— Thos. Thompson will aell at public sale on Monday, November 16, It* miles north of Taintor, 100 head of cattle, consisting of steers, young heifers and calves. The usual terms of credit will l>e given. Quotations.— Bring us quotations on any goods from any house, and we will discount them 10 per cent. Nkw Books.— Messrs. Whitaker A Shriverwish to inform the reading public that they are receiving daily new books, -miscellaneous and in sets -and are retailing the same at prices far be low those at which small dealers can buy at wholesale. Indian Hummer.— Just so, and K. K. Kemble A Co. are planting aud dispos ing of their hyacinth. tulip aud other bulbs. Now is your time to get them. Go see those chrysanthemums, they are beauties, and then you will see roses, cal las. heliotrope, geraniums, begonias, alysum, bouvardla, and violets all in bloom. Gettysbubo.— Lecture on the bat tle of Gettysburg by Rev. J. If. I Bed ford, including discription of the same with anecdotes and incidents, at the Unity church Monday evening, Nov. 16, at 7 o'clock p. m„ for the benefit of the Sabbath School. Admission lOcts., children 5. Come aud see a battle fought. Rare Baboains.— “We have no special day nor week for the offering of “rare aud great” bargains, “special” drives or any catch of that kind, but day in and day out we have bargaius for each and every one who appreciates good goods at the most reasonable prices, and we are Hawkins, Wilson A Hawkins, the North side boot and shoe house. * Pkay SnOKT.— Mr. D. L. Moody says about long prayers: "If, when Peter found himself sinking in the waves of Galilee, he had insisted on putting be fore his petition, ‘Lord, save me,’ the regular prayer-meeting round-about Introduction, be would have been forty feet under water before he could have asked of the I>ord the help be needed.” Gbatiftino. —One of grat ifying featured of our local growth is the fact that while our factories are small they are constantly growing and becoming stronger. They are extend ing their field of operations, gathering new territory as contributors. Slow growth may not satisfy some but it is the kind which brings solidity, and , with it long continuedjuyperity. Bsecheb's Euuwt ok Ob ant.— Any person mailing fire cents in post age stamps to Major J. B. Pond, Ever ett House, New York, will receive by mail a nicely printed copy of Mr. Beech er's eulogy on General Grant, delivered at the Boston Memorial Service in honor of General Grant, October 22, 1886. Alto by mailing 26 cents, a neat ly bound copy of the Eulogy will be sent _ In G akfield.—ld Garfield township Sam Jones was elected Trustee over Ed Crandall, by 77 majority, which was a black aye for Ed. For Justice and Constable the Republicans nominated and ran colored men against white Democrat* The score stood: For Justice—J. CL Niles, Republican, 245; B. H. Duses berry. 907 -majority 44. For Qonstahia Jos Sheffer. Republican, Ut: William McLain, aufl—majority 3fi. • - m UU V T, < ... > ** Haldauf Bros Baldauf Bkom. It Dobs.— Prohibition does prohibit in several bad oases that we know of. Thus, one individual, who had not been really free from liquor for months, even years, has now for two or three months led an absolutely sober life, and not drank a drop. A love of truth, however, compels us to say that during this latter period he baa becu in jail. The Northwestern,—Mr. C. P. Searle returned from Chicago Tuesday noon where he had a ••sitting" with the Northwestern folks, regarding their proposed line to this city. The manage ment are opposed to constructing roads in winter and will withhold all negotiations until spring. Mr. Searle feels confident that the road will be ex tended Southwest in the spring, and that Oskaloosa can have it if her people will but do their duty. Held Him.— ln the case of the State vs Baldwin, mentioned last week, in which there was a conflict of juris diction between Jefferson and Van Buren counties, on the, hearing of u writ ofhabeas corpus, Judge Johnson decided that Jefferson county, havlug attained possession of the prisoner, had jurisdiction and ordered Baldwiu discharged from the process from Van Buren county. So the case will come up at the next term of the District Court at Fairtleld. Tiik Nkxt.—The County Board can now do a good job about the public square by grading the hitching line, and Uxing it so that the water will not stand just where the fore feet of the teams stand. If it were macadamized it would last many years, and we make tiiia mention at the request of farmers who uae the hitching rack. It is a very muddy place just now, and some thing should be done. The city is dog poor and cannot do it; the county is rich and should do it. At the Kink. —The rink goers were well pleased with the performances of Miss Nellie Fuller on roller skates, and Master Walter Burton on his bicycle, last Friday and Saturday evenings. Miss Nellie has easy graceful control of her movements upon the floor, and performs many wonderful and dif ficult feats. Master Walter has perfect control of his head and his wheel, and Is a real “prodigy on wheels,” assum ing with ease many of tn. most dif ficult and dangerous positions while In rapid motion. (Irani) Master Miller Dead.— George it. Miller, Grand Master Work man of lowa, died at his residence at Mason City on Wednesday of last week, aged nearly 66 years. He whs un active worker in the A. O. U. W. order, served in various capacities and linally became the head of the organ ization in this state. At Mason City lie was a public spirited and highly estee ned citizen and his loss is a ser ious one there. Every person who knew him thoroughly will regret to hear of his death. Tiik Monroe Teachers -On Mon day, Dr. W, H. Shaw, president of the school laiard of Monroe, lowa, accom panied by the principal and teachers of that city, made a visit to our city schools. They spent the day iu the several schools, examining into the work and into the heating and ventila tion. They expressed themselves as much pi ease* l and profited by the visit. The corps consisted of Principal O. K Smith; Ed T. Fisher, high school teach er; S. Ed Moore, grammar grade teach er; Lottie Stuart ami Grace Orcutt, in termediate teachers; Mrs. M. L. Tresler, Lueile Holland an* Alina B. Gochram, primary teachers. Well Deserved.— The following resolution was passed at the unnual meeting of the stock-holders of the Mahaska Uoiinty Agricultural Society, Nov. 9, 1886. Ueetdtmd, That the hearty thanks of the Mahaska County Agricultural So ciety lie tendered our outgoing Secre tary, Porter Hedge, for the zealous and able manner in which he has per formed the duties of his oliice of secre tary. That we deeply regret losing him us a member of our society and as a citizen, and that we commend him to any community of which he may l>e come a member, us a gentleman of the most sterling integrity.” 11. H. PltlNE, G. B. MoFall.jr. President. Secretary. Masonic Library Benefit.— The New York Daily Tribune says: “C. W. Couldock appeared at the Madison Square Theatre last evening in his or iginal creation of Luke Fielding in “The Willow Copse." He was received with great warmth by a full house and portrayed the rugged farmer, sensitive of his honor, with a dramatic art - mel lowed with ex|ierience. The scenes at the end of the third and fourth acta were particularly strong. The daugh ter, Home, was portrayed with some ex quisite dramatic touches by Miss Oar rie Turner." Couldock appears at Ma sonic Opera House next Tuesday even: ing, Nov. 17. Proceeds for the benefit of the Masonic library. Tickets 60 1* ad 76 cents; no extra charge for foserved seats. Wholesale Fruit.—A few weeks since, we made mention of A. A. Paine A Co. engaging in the wholesale fruit business—or rather adding this new department to their dour and com tnissou house. The new venture has proven a moat decided success, and the rapidly increasing trade warrants the Arm in believing the deal to be hearti ly appreciated by the retail dealers, for whom every effort will be put forth. Mr. Ollie 8. Ellis, who, for sev eral years, has so well and faithfully represented the H. L. Spencer Co. on the road, and whose friends and cus tomers are legion throughout northern lowa, has become connected with the Arm, and will push the business to gether with that of the gpencer Co. Mr. Paine will also spend considerable time on the road, in the interests of his house, and the out-look is encourag ing for a large and proAtable trade the present season. A Handsome Htobe.—Messrs. Smith A Brewster have now taken possession of their new and beautiful store room on High street, aud have opened out a complete stock of boots and shoes of all grades, and to meet all requirements of the local trade. Their room, which has been es|*cially constructed and ar ranged for ttiat business, is one of the very best in the city. Its arrangements are ail unique and most convenient. All the newest appliances for the shelving of the goods, and protecting them, were put in, so that everything is at band. Possibly no boot and shoe room in the West, for its presents a handsomer appearance since in its construction the best of good taste has been shown, coupled with a finish that at once pleases. The new firm is well known here individually, both having grown from boyhood in our midst, and both to the possession of good names by the record of honorable lives. They come before our people with their wares, and ask that they be considered as desiring to trade with them. They propose, by attending strictly to their buai. js, offering goods at such prices as will he deemed good business policy, to find a home in our commercial world, and in that venture they will have the good wishes of a large circle of friends. Mr. Smith is the son of Hon. W. T. Smith, white Mr. Brewster, son of Dr. ToK, Brewster is well known as a fpchsman who has made very many acquaintances here. Cal! upon the young gentlemen and see them in their elegant new business borne. f ■ f .. . i : ' THE HERALD: OSKALOOSA, MAHASKA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1885. Annual Convbntion,— There will be held the Annual Convention of the Mahaska County Temperance Alllanoe in the United Presbyterian church, in the city of Oskaloosa, commencing at 7H o'clock P. X. on Tuesday, tbs 17th day of November, 1885, and continuing all day Wednesday, November 18, com mencing at 9 o'clock a. m. of that day. All who are interested in the enforce ment of the laws against iutemperauce are invited to attend, and take part in the deliberations of the convention. The convention on Tuesday evening will be addressed by J. A. L. Crookham, Liston McMillin and others, on the subject of the Enforcement of the Auti-Liquor Laws; and Messrs. Cleaaon & Haskell will be invited to explain the nature and scope of their celebrated victory in the Supreme Court in the case of Martin vs Biattuer et al. An interesting convention is expected, and we should all avail our selves of the opportunity to be there. Chas. Hutchinson, President. Chicken Stealers.—' The Republi cans last year paid for the engraving of that beautiful white leghorn rooster ttiat we and other Republican papers have shown. This clipping from the Ottumwa Democrat shows how the unregeuerate tribe siiow their grati tude: **Al. Swalm counterfeited our democratic rooster, und had it crowing in The Herald last Thursday. The bird looks ashamed of himself, and we iiave our opinion of a man who will counterfeit a democratic rooster and use him for such base purposee. It is the next thing to stealing chickens." The Times does worse. It borrowed one of our royal cocks for commercial pur|Kisee, and then degraded the bird by trying to make him crow for a Democratic victory in fraud-ridden New York, and bull-dosed Virginia. There's no trusting these fellows in politics at all. Agricultural Society.—The stockholders of the Mahaska County Agricultural Society met on Monday afternoon, at the court room, and trans acted the business coming before It. The old officers were all re-elected -the only change being in Secretary, to which place G. li. McFall was chosen, Mr. Hedge having declined a re election, by Yessou of contemplated re moval. The habit of paying a dividend was passed, as the Society, by reason of improvements of substantial character, has need for all surplus. For the year coming the following will have charge of the Fair: President—H. 11. Prine; Vice President—J. W. McMullen; Secretary —G. B. McFall, jr; Treasurer —lt. P. Bacon. Directors -W. A. Mo- Neill, E. H. McCann. C. Blattner, M. L. Levi, J. A. Kalhach, Peter Stump, M. K. Prine aud I. Frankel. The Fair will be held the week l>efore the State Fair, and efforts will be made to make It the best that has yet been held. A resolution complimentary to the ser vicea of Porter Hedge, the retiring Secretary, was adopted, and is found elsewhere. Accidently Shot. —On Sunday afternoon Joe McQtiade accidently shot Grant Teas, at the Blackstone House, while handling a 38-calibre revolver. As reported to us the accident hap lamed in this way; A pistol was lying under the counter which had been un loaded for a long time, but which a colored ls>y loaded that day, whil* tit ting cartridges to a pistol of another person. McQuade hit the pistol down ou the counter in a playful way, and was surprised to hear a loud report. Grant Teas was standing just beyond, aud the ball took effect two inches to the right of the umbilicus and pene trated deeply. The wounded man was taken to his father's house and Drs. Nugent and ifugg called. At the present writing the outlook is very un favorable for the recovery of the fhung man. Later.— Youug Teas died on Tues day morning, after suffering most in tensely, In fact death came on with the shot. A post mortem was held by Dr. Nugent, and the case examined by Coroner Barringer, who found that the shot was purely accidental. Found in a Hole.—On Friday, Oc tober 23, a valuable mare and colt were missed from the bpriuger it Willard herd of imported Clydes, supposed to have been stolen from the pasture % mile west of Oskaloosa. Postal cards and wire messages were sent out in all directions, and the sheriff and his depu ties took prompt steps for their recov ery, but up to Monday noon, no trace had been discovered. About till" time, Mr- Springer was making a re-t Agin ation of the pastu••ofor evidence o» their having lieen take, out at some partic ular point, when h.« attention was at tracted by the whinny of a horse, seem ingly coming from underneath him. Mystitled Mr. Springer continued his search for the animal, he oould plainly hear, but could not r **M soon he came upon the b a recent “cave in, M about ten J>, at the bottom of which he ~.»w.ered his lost mare and colt; a trench was soon dug and the imprisoned animals led out un harmed except for their long fast, they having been M in the hole” about 72 hours. The pasture is a part of the Standard Coal Co.’s lease, and had been mined, hence the cave in,” which was just large enough to eocene the two animaio, but would not admit of their turning round. The mare and colt were very heavy, and it was doubt less their weight upon a weak crust that caused them to 'p down as they did. Messrs. Spring! and Willard are to be congratulated a the reoovery of their valuable animals without injury. The Teachers’ Literary Social. —On last Friday evening, the teachers and invited friends met with Supt. and Mrs. Jeer ley. The literary and musi cal program was a good one, and was received approvingly by those in at tendance. The president, Miss Eva S. Waggoner, being absent because of ill ness, ex-president O. 0. Scott made a few preliminary remarks, welcoming the people for the host and hostess and for the teachers, and introduced the chairman of the evening, Miss Lizzie B. Collins. The Arst exercise was a paper by Miss Della Knight, which was an attractive literary production, that reminded many of Hawthorne's style. Then there was a duet by Carrie Wiley and Emma Twaddle, accompanied by Frank O’Hara with bis guitar. This •election was received with applause. Miss Bess A. Robb then delivered a recitation, a prose selection, describing the dangers encountered by repressing and restraining a boy’s mental and physical actlrity. This was well de livered. and was very interesting. Miss Wiley and Miss Twaddle gave another of their highly appreciated duets, and then Mr. O. C. boott gave a history of the high schools of this country, calliug special attention to their great worth, to their wonderful popularity, to their strength and im portance. But few persons realize the hold the high school has in the United States, and fewer still appreciate the great work this peoples’ college is do ing in the way of industrial and men tal development of the masses. After this address came the social part of the program, in which all participated. The teachers’ socials are a source of much good to the schools, to the teach ers, and to the patrons, outside of the pleasure of the meetings. No agency has done more to cultivate and uplift public opinion on the questions of edu cation than these socials, and our peo ple are honoriug themselves in en couraging the teachers in their efforts to have these meetings profitable, in teresting, aud well attended. .«’ T PERSONAL AND SOCIAL GOSSIP. W. H. Shaw is in Chicago this week. W. H. Wray came in home lust Sat urday tor a tew days. Miss Pet Wilson, of Newton, Is the guest of the Kal bacli’s this week. Mrs. E. J, Merrill, of Des Moines, was a visitor iu the olty this week. J. 0. Fletcher is down spending the week with Mrs. Kletclier and the babies. Fred. Kelley, of the Morgan House, Des Mollies, was a visitor here yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Abner Allen, of Union Milts, ware guests of friend* lu this city last Sunday. T. P. Walker Sundayed witli friends in this olty, taking up his route again Tuesday morning. Mrs. A. A. Paine is off for a two weeks’ visit with relatives and friends In Meu dota, Ills. Frank Wilson, formerly of this city, later of What Cheer, has now located In Muu kato, Kansas George W. Weeks, of Marshalltown, poked his head lu through our door loug enough yesterday to say "How." W. A. Soever* is over in Chicago this week, looking after the Interests of bis custo mers In a goods-buylng way. Little Master Burton goes to Des Molues to-morrow, where he gives an exhibi tion on bis wheel In the evening. Carl Vernon and wife returned last Saturday from a month’s enjoyment with rela tives and friends In Ohio and Pennsylvania. Granville Shelton and family, of Wayue county, lowa, were visitors at their nephew’s, Lewis Nelson, a couple of days the past week. Charles Biattuer left Monday for a short visit at his parental home In Missouri, and also to attend a flue stock sale of his father's there this week. C. Winter returned home yesterday from a two mouth*' trip through Nebraska, Colorado, and other part* of tha west In the In terest of the Bt. John sewing machine. E. B. Vincent, formerly engaged in the practice of law here, but uow of Dakota, mopped off a lew days to see old frleuds, while on his way for an extended visit in Ohio. Martin Varley, living north-east of towu, who had the tinners of one hand badly hurt last month, Is prospering very slowly. It Is a hard blow on a very Industrious mau. Elmer I’arkhurst is now on the bon ml luk sea nailing (ruin New Orleaus on the “Wauderer” for Costa Ulca, on Tuesday, ou which steamer lie goes for health aud pleasure. AI. A. Paine leaves to-day for Chi cago aod other fruit markets, In the Interest of Ills ftrui, and expects to buy In such quantities as to make It of Interest to retail dealers to see him. Gov. Sherman has appointed Hon. W. T. Smith, of this city, a delegate to the Na tional Butter, Kggs and Cheese convention. He proposes that the Ltiuburger shall have a chance. Judge Gibbs leaves this week fora tour to the east. We have provided him with a letter of introduction to. John Kelly and others of the b'hoys of New York, who regularly read Tiik Hkrai.d. H. C. Moore is iu lowa City consult ing an experienced oculist. Mr. Moore has been seriously troubled for some months past with falling eye-sight, aud we hope he may And speedy and permanant relief. Mrs. A. M. Abraham and Mrs. Car rie Adams, at the residence of the former, en tertained a large company of invited guests ou last Friday eventug, where an eveulng was spent In the most pie isant of social pleasures. li. H. Bacon and wife celebrated the tenth anniversary ;of their wedding last Tues day. A large ooiupany of Invited guests assisted in making the occasion one of much Joy and pleasure, and In wishing them four score more anniversaries. Major Lacey aud Marsh Byers went out last evening to Instruct our old mau how to shoot. The latest advices we had on going to press was that the dog with the party had been ■hot, but whether l<acey did It, or Byers, will have to be told by the old mau on Saturday. The Bishop of lowa, the lit. liev. Win. Htevens Ferry, made his visitation to Ht. James parish on last Saturday and Huuday. He arrived at noon via the 0., It. I. &P. In the afternoon he visited the Industrial school and took a look nt our city, lie was surprised at the amount of new buildings that had been aud were belug erected since his last visit, a little over a year ago. He remarked that “there was not another town lu lowa that showed such signs of Improvement uuless It were Bloux City." In the eveulng there was an Informal reception for him at the residence of J. M. Lyford, whose guest he was while In the city. On Huuday morning the Holy Communion was administered at ulne o'clock, the Bishop being celebrant, at which time he gave a short but very Instructive address. At 10:90, morning prayer was said, after which the Bishop preached a very strong sermon, taking for his text, “Never Mini Mpakc like this Man." Iu the afternoon services were held at Excelsior In the “Haw Fateh” school house at a au, the Bishop preaching. In the eve ulng there was a perfect jam at the church, the aisles being tilled with chairs to accommodate the people. The Bishop again preached au able sermon, after which the rector, the Rev. Allen Judd, presented a class of thlrteeu for conOrma tlon the largest class ever presented In this parish. After the rite was administered the Bishop delivered a very Instructive and effective charge. The music was well rendered by the choir, and altogether the good people of Ht. James hail a happy day. The Bishop seemed pleased with the many signs of prosperity visi ble on every hand. The News Canard.— Elsewhere we give place to an editorial from our Dem ocratic cotemporary, the Time*, on the canard that appeared in the Chicago Nttoa of last week, connecting Mr. Byers with an affair at llorgen, Switzerland, to his discredit. As is shown in the article, there is not a word of discredit to be found in the whole transaction. To favor the new Consul at Hnrgen, and the silk manufacturers, Mr. Byers did much of the work for him, and got sufficient from that office to pay for the extra clerk hire. That was all there was it, and the only thing that Mr. Byers can be accused of is being entire ly tco accommodating to the man Rice, at his own expense, who now causes some gossiper to let loose the tale under the plea of having been fleeced. We also give Mr. Byers’ statement as it ap peared in the Chicago New* on Monday, under the heading of “Fleeced by a Friend,” which explains all clearly and fully: Omkaixkma, lowa, Nov. 7.— To the Editor: In your number M 6, of Inal Friday, your Wanti- Ington correspondent, In aearch of aenaatlons, aenda you an article wbtcb you Uave beaded “Fleeced by a Friend.” Thin correspondence la a baae calumny and (o»-ied on a ba»e mis representation of a legitimate and honorable bualnesa transaction between myself and Consul Klee at Horgeu, In Switzerland, who, your cor respondent says, accuses me of “extortion,” “blackmailing,” etc. Let the following facts speak for themselves: In 1882 and earlier, as Consul at Zurich, I had an ageucy for the legalization of Invoices under my control at the town of Horgen. Horgen la ten miles iway from Zurich.. Owing to the form of the lake and to high hills back of Horgen the communication Is not good In the Horgen dis trict, henoe some of the manufacturers of silk find It difficult to send their invoices to Horgen, where they belong. To accommodate such ship pers by saving them time,Mg to prevent fraud by consolidation of their luvoloes with Zurich Invoices, it was iny custom to legalize such Hor geu Invoices at Zurich, entering them In the Horgen records. This practice was reported by me to the department of & It did not change the business—lt only i .«d delay to ship pers. About tills time Consul Rioe, at Leghorn, was removed from his post. His friends exerted themselves strenuously In his behalf in Wash ington, and the result was that the Horgen ageucy was raised Into a consulate and gtven to Mr. Klee, with all fees up to S2AW Instead of salary. Of course my duty toward Horgen stopped here. Ou Coosul Klee’s 'citing Horgen he discov ered that owing to peculiar position there would be no fees, or very few, unless the ft. mer practice of legalizing at least part of the Hor gen Involoes at the Zurich consulate were con tinued. He soon saw, as I had seen, that many ship pers would not be compelled to submit to the delays and Inconveniences of sending thetr In voices to Ilorgen. They were prone to adopt the easier and cheaper method at consolidating their invoices with those from Zurioh, thus de priving the Consul at Horgen of his fees and paving the way to undervaluations. Consul Uioe Immediately and repeatedly beg ged me to aid him by doing some of the work and saving soma of his teas. I declined to do this extra work not belongiug to my own office unless paid for It, at least sufficient to remuner ate an extra clerk. This would ha about WOO a year, or some 20 per east of the fees. He renewed his appeal, when 1 sent him the following letter, or contract, to sign and return to me, if agreeable to his wishes: Zurich. Jane », im. -My Dear Mr. Rita; As you desire to make some arrangement with me by which the Horgen invoices will be secur ed, and consequently your fees, I propose as fol lows. vis.: If yot> will allow ms 3u per cent of the Income at the ilorgen office with which to pay extra clerk as needed, I will undertake to do that portion of the Horgen work, which till now has beau performed at this office, that this, involoes of Horgeu shippers proper who would be Inoon vi nlem od by sending invoices to Horgen direct. The conditions further which I propose are: 1. That neither I nor ray clerk are to have anything to do with Horgen work, of any char acter, except as to Invoices. ffcZ. My clerk to got to HorKeu two foreuoous in the week to work there, the other Horgen work done by him to be done at my olßoe. You are to furnish the clerk with railroad ticket. s. I am to have no expense of auy kind what ever os account of your Horgeu office. 4. All fees of Horgen collected by me to be turnee over to you, minus my allowance, month ly or oftener, as you may desire. If the Horgen office la kept open all the week (Saturday excepted) you would be required to go to your office, with this arrangement, but three times a week. Of course this arrange ment Is to hold good unless Interfered with hy some action of the government. If It meets yoar wishes, please sign this, and It will be con sidered contract. Yours truly. 8. H. M.'Bykk*. Signed by William T. Kloe. Consul Rice slgued the above. He was tbeu living In Zurich, and not at his post at all. I Im mediately employed extra help, and did the work arranged for. The result was he was abfe to pay the clerk-hire to me and have some Ei.uuo or more left yearly lu fees. After a few months, when. I beltevd, he was well acquainted with his duties. I suggested to hliu to discontinue the arrangement., ile did not wish to do so. The same otter to release hlin front the contract was made at various times, and as often declined, with the request to continue his work and save him his fees. Ho It was continued until my promotion to Rome. The whole situation lies lu the nonsensical arrangement of having two consulates so close together—an arrangement In this case repeat edly condemned by the officials of the treas ury. The story of "extortion,” as any fair-minded man can see, Is au Invention, whether ooncoct eu by your correspondent, his "diplomatic friend," or Mr. Rice himself, and Is made out of whole cloth. Respectfully yours, 8. H. M. liVBKM. Mr. Byers, on Saturday, cabled to Consul Rice, demanding to know whether lie had ever received a penny unjustly from him. The answer came yesterday in which Mr. Rice complete ly exonerates Mr. Byers and places it just as it is stated in these columns. District Conference.—' The Oska loosa District Conference of the M. E. church will meet at New Sharon ou next Monday evening, continuing un til Wednesday evening. On Monday evening Kev. Hughes will preach, fol lowed by love feast. Tuesday evening liev. Hevan, of thib city, will give a missionary address, followed by mis sionary class meeting, and on Wednes day evening there will be a church lyceum. The following is the order of exercises: “Women’s Place aud Power in the Church!”—C. V. Cowan. lievivals—l. “Their Nature."— F. A. Piper. 2. "Their Necessity.’’—lt. Weese. 3. “Their Instrumentalities.”—B. F. Bishop. “Some Notable Methodists known to me Personally.’’—O. C. Shelton. “The Pastor, his Personal Habits.”— J. W. Faker. “The Millennium! What? When?” It. A. Gamine. “Can a man be both a Good Pastor and a Good Preacher ?”—Pierce itatliff. “Office and Work of the Local Preach er.”—liev. It. Kandall. “Our Need of Constitutional Prohi bition.”—J. W. Johnson. Christian Baptism—l. .1. Craig. 2. "Its Design."—J.Clulow. 3. “Its Subject.”—ll. McDaid. Methodism and Youth—l. “Salva tion of Children und Youth.”—J. (}. Barton. 2. “Their Social and Intellectual Culture."—E. Corkhill. “The physicial and Moral Evils of the Tobacco Habit."—l. N. Busby. “Loyalty to our Eclesiastical Econo my."—J. W. Lambert. “How to save Young Converts.”—R. A. Allison. “Denominations: When shall we cease to need them V”—T. B. Hughes. “Benevolent Collections—When and how taken V"—D. Murphy. “The Pew, as viewed from the Pul pit.”—J. A. Boatman. “The Pulpit, as viewed from the Pew."—J. G. Turner. M. D. CRUZ BN & BACON still have Dakota Old Wheat Flour. 12wl The 81. John Sewing Machine Co. now send out their new Royal with mahogany finish, something new and nice. C. Winter, the Implement Bellcj\ can supply you. They make line holi day presents. 12 wl Do not fail to read the advertisement in this paper of Pierce Bros., the Bank rupt Hardware Store, Blue Front, South Side, and carefully inspect their price list. One would naturally suppose by their prices a young Ooldeu Eagle had been hatched during the mm mer. 12 wl The Great German Coca Liniment is the l>est application for Rheumatism and all kinds of pain. General Grant’s throat was treated with the German Coca application. Get a bottle at Dr. Morgan’s store. _ 12wl WHAT DO YOU THINK about having your “picture taken” now, or PICTURE enlarged for holiday presents before everylnnly gets in a hurry. Warrington will guarantee good work. 16&llw2 We handle Minnesota, Dakota and Kansas Flour in car loads and can give you special prices on round lots. low 4 Seevers A N eagle. LOOK SHARP and leave your orders for a turkey at 15wl ORUZEN A BACON'S. HORSE SHOEING. When you want a first-class job of Horse Shoeing done, call at my shop just east of the new court-house, and I will guarantee perfect satisfaction as to good work and reasonable prices. n43tf Charles Glover. On Sugar, Coffee and Tea we can do you good. | K)w4] Seevers A Neagle. ATTENTION EVERYBODY! Prentess Bros., of Delta, have secured the sale of a stove that the manu facturers guarantee for school houses or churches, for ten years. School di rectors aud church irusteea should aee them before buying. They also have a heating stove for 93.60, and the liest line of Cutlery, both table and pocket, that can be found in any store, and prices that are bel«»w all competitors. It will pay you to go 50 miles to buy of them. 12wl A NEW DISCOVERY. The Great German Coca Liniment will relieve all kinds of pain. Sold by Dr. Morgan. Jf 12 w I Try a sack of Queen or kota, at Seevers A Neag the lead. Pierce Bros, are making prices on hardware and tinware lower than ever before heard of; always something new under the sun. Just read the price list in this paper. 12wl We have now the largest stock and most complete assortment of Groceries in the county. Prices always the low est. [low4] Seevers A Neagle. Gall at C. Winter A Co.’s, at Green’s old stand, and see the nicest Sewing Machine ever shipped to ttlffi mar ket? ll *®ili 12 w 2 We must have 1,000 dozen eggs h day for the next 4 weeks, and will pay the highest price. lOw4 Seevers & N eagle. One of the most complete and best conducted Saddlery Honset* In the west is that of L L. Hull’s. On being asked to what he attributed his success, he replied: “l will tell you briefly, 1 have always looked after the details of my business personally, and always furnish my customers with the beat of goods lower than any other house sell them. Being a practical mechanic myself, I see that all work is well done, and hav ing over 300 customers that l wholesale to, I reach the eastern manufacturers and buy iny goods much less than ex clusive retail dealers, and then 1 give my retail customers goods at wholesale prices—not cost, but what retailers buy at i have been in business here 21 years, and know well the wants of the people. X recognise no competition, hence success must attend. The people know what I say to be true, and It ia SSO Per Day License Auction Sale! Hardware Buknit Hardware Store! Blue Front, South Side Square. It was our intention to sell our stock of HARDWARE at auction, but owing to the extremely high city license—sso per day—for soiling Hardware etc., we are compelled to sell at private sale, and for the NEXT SIXTY DAYS we will make you prices never heard of liefore, and that you can never dupli cate again We wisli the public to un derstand that our goods are all FIRST CLASS in every particular—not one dollar’s worth of cheap or auction goods in our house, but goods of the very best makes and brands. We warrant every article we sell, and if not perfectly sat isfactory, return and money will lie re funded. The original Celebrated Shetlleld solid steel silver plated Knives and forks, (6 knives and 6 forks) $2 per set—orig inal price 96.50. Brown Bros’., 18 carrot sold German sil ver TableSpoonssl per set, (fi spoons) original price 92.50. Tea Parker solid steel plated Table Spoons 60c per set—original price 91.76; Tea Spoons 35c per set—original price 91.25. Common Knives and Forks, tine goods, double bolster, 80c per set —original price 91.50. Better grade same goods 91 per set original price 92 Solid Copper wash Boilers, zinc lined, 93—original price 95,50. Tin wash Boilers, copper bottom, 91— origiual price 92.25. Solid (Jointer Tea Kettle, zinc lined, price 91.50- -original price 93. Tin Tea Kettle, copper bottom, 60c— original price 91.25. Dish Pans, 12-quart, 30c, 14-quart 85c, 17-quart 46c, 21-quart 55c--original price just double this amount. Coffee Pots, 8-quart, 15c, 4-quart 20c, 5-quart 25c, 6-quart 30c. Copper Itottoui 7-quart Coffee Boilers 60c, 8-quart 60c,—old prices fully double our prices to-day. Milk Strainers 15c. Cullenders 15c. Steamers 25c. Stew Kettles from 20c to 30c. Tea Pots, 2-pint, 15c, 3-pint 20c, 4-pint 25c. Covered Buckets. 1-quart, sc, 2-quart 10c, 3-quart 15c, 4-quart 20c, 5-quart 25c, 6-quart 30c. Dinner Buckets, square, 6-quart, 65e; rouud 50c. Octagon Cake Panß 20c, 25c and 30r each. Coal Oil Cans, 1-gallon, 16c. Powder Cans, 2-quart, 15c, 4-quart 20c. Dust Pans 10c; Crumb Pans and Brush, 40c. 10-quart tlarlbg IX Pailes 20c, 14-quart 25c. Wash Pans, retined, 10c, 15c and 20c: Pie Plates, large, 3 for 10c—small 2 for sc; Jell Pans 5c each; Pot Lids 5c each. Strainer Buckets, 10-quart,3sc, 12-quart 40c, 14-quart 45c. Gem Pans 25c; Deep Pudding Pans, 1-quart to 10-quart, 10c to 25c each, 10-quart 4 X Char Coal Tin Buckets 60c, 14-quart 60c. Two 1-pint Tin Cups for sc, 1-quart Cups 5c each, 2-quart cups 10c each; Handled Dippers, 1-quart, sc, 2-quart 10c; Drippiug Pans, all sizes, from 10c to 30c each. Coal Hods, Japanned, 17-inch, 30c, 18- Inch 35c, 20-inch 40c; Galvanized Coal Hods, 17 inch, 40c, 18-inch 50c. Stove Pipe 15c per joint, elbows 10c each. Iron Pots, Kettles and Tea Kettles 40c to 50c each; solid steel Skillets 25c to 30c each. Carpet Tacks, 2 papers for sc; Coffee Mills 40c, 50c, 60c; Granite Coffee Pots 91; Tea Pots 90c; 14-quart Dish Pans 9110; Kettles 75c to 85c; 10- quart Buckets 91. Copper rimmed Coffee Pots, Tea Pots, Wash Boilers and Tea Kettles of every description. All the above articles are sold for about one-half of our original price. Myers’ Grain Scoops 75c—original price 91.25; Myers' Shovels and Spades 65c each—-original price 91.10; 4-ttned forks 40c—original price 80c; 3-tined hay forks 35c—original price 70c. J. Barton Smith’s favorite Buck Saw 65c—original price 91.26. The celebrated improved Barker Brace 60c—old price 91.26; Bits from 16c to 30c each, W to 1 inch; Brace and dve Bits— if, Is, H. % » nd 1 inch—for 91.40—original price 93; 1-inch line Snaps, 4 for sc; 1%-inch breast strap Snaps. 2 for sc; lanterns 66c—orig inal price 91; Half-bushels 25c—orig inal price 60c. A full set of 12 Chisels, % to 2-inch, 93.75—original price 96.60. Quaker City and Bay State Hammers 40c—old price 75c; David Maydole’s Hammers6oc each—original price 91. Hurd’s hand Axes, No. 3,65 c. No. 4 75c —original price 91.10 and 91.26; the celebrated Clipper Ax 66c—original price 91.26; Ax Handles 15c, or Ax and Handle 75c; Draw-knives 50c— old price 91; Henry Disston’s Hand Saws 9140—original price 92.25; Rip Saws 91.76 —original price 92.50; Sweepstake Farmers’ Saw, with square attached, 60c—old price 91.25. Steel Squares, sixteenths on both sides, 91.40 —original price 92.25: Spirit Levels and Plumbs 60c to 80c—orig inal price 91.25 and 91.50; Monkey wrenches, 6-inch, 25c, 8-inch 80c, 10- inch 35c, 12-inch 40c, 15-inch 50c. Hurd & Bay’s State Hatchets, No. 1, 40c, No. 2 45c, No. 3 60c—original 75c, 90c and 91.10. Lightening Hav Knife 91.40-old price 92.25. “Its Nature.” ’aiug of Da i's—it takes 10w4 Henry Dlaston’s Mill Files, 12-inch 25c, 10-inch 20c, 8-inch 15c, fl-inch 10c: 3- cornered Files, 4 for 25c—original price twice this amount Jack-planes 90c each—old price $1.25. Sad Irons 4c per pound—original price 8c per pound; Pots’ Nickel Plated Flat-Irons, 3 irons, 81.76 c—original price $2.50; Butcher Knives 10c to 40c each; Pocket Knives 16c to 50c each. \se have the finest line of Razors ever on the market from 50c to sl, each and every Razor being warranted— original price from $1 to $2.50. The brands are Henry Sears A Son and Wade & Butcher, George Wostenbolm & Son, and other fancy brands. diaries Emraerson’s liest Razor strap 25c--old price everywhere 75c; Lath ering Brushes 10c to 25c. VVe carry a full line of Rules, Pliers, Punches, Pincheis, Rivet Sets, Copper Rivels, Apple-parera, Curry-combs, Horse Brushes, Halter Chains, Are Shovels, Carving Knives and Forks and everything in the Hardware line except stoves. CALL AT THE BAXTSKTTPT Hardware Stare! BLUE FRONT, SOUTH SIDE SQUARE, and convince yourselves we mean what what we have advertised. PIERCE BROS. OF AT TIIK —KEEP warm; No Necessity for Anybody to Suiter this Winter, for I, PRANKEL & COMPANY Have bought goods cheap and can , must , and positively will sell their Immense Stock of FALL''WINTER CLOTHING! Cheaper than any other house dare offer them, all clap-trap adver tisements to the contrary notwithstanding. New Y'ork and Chicago have contributed to enable us to do so. Having spent considerable time in both markets,* we have secured an Immense Stock at corre spondingly Low Figures. To our Customers, both old and new, we give the Benefit of our Long Experience in Business as well as the Results of our diligent work in buying our Fall and Winter Stock of CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, FLANNEL SHIRTS, KNIT UNDERWEAR, GLOVES, MITTS, ETC. • Please Note Some of Our Prices: OVERCOATS, in Children’s, Boys’ and Men’s, at 81 50 Upward ' SUITS, in Children’s, Boys’ and Men’s, at 1 75 Upward SINGLE PANTALOONS, in Children’s, Boys’ amPMen’s, at. BO Upward SJ HATS AND CAPS, iu Children’s, Boys’ aud Men’s, at *4s Upward M KNIT UNDERWEAR .... *45 Upward HALF HOSE 05 Upward J. FItANKEL & CO. offer no baits, misquoting to the public Values and Prices. Our Motto: Honest Goods at Honest Prices. We make the bold assertion: That I. FRANKEL & CO. can not be undersold in Clothing, Hats, Caps, and Furnishing Goods, Trunks and Valises, on the same quality of goods. For Reliable Merchandise at Reliable Prices, go to I. FRANKEL & CO., North Side Square, Oskaloosa, la. Strictly One Price. All Goods Marked in Plain Figures. |-y oarry a fall Assortment of OSKALOOSA WHANG LEATHER AND BUCK GLOVES, aud the best OIL TANNED GOAT SKIN GLOVES. Call and Try a Pair. Agents in Oskaloosa for the SHIELD FRONT OPEN BACK UNDERSHIRTS AND REINFORCED DRAWERS, the most practical Uuderwear in the land. Call in and see it. Omer C. Smith. ITEW FIRM. SMITH & BREWSTER, want every Man, Woman and Child in Mahaska County to come in and see us on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1885, At which time we will present each oue with a Beautiful Present. Below we give you Six Common-Sense Reasons why you should buy your Boots anil Shoes of Us. Ist. We buy for Cash. 2d. We give you the benefit of our Discounts. 3d. We will treat you Right. 4th. We sell fine and common Shoes and can please you all. sth. Our goods are all New, Fresh and Solid, and styles and finish perfect. 6th. Our expenses are lighter than any other firm in town, and we are not compelled to charge fancy prices to meet them. These arelbut a few of the many reasons we could mention. But above all remember our motto, “New Goods at shop and shelf worn prices .” . ,t A' ,• * - Come everybody and be.convinced that we mean what we say, | Very Truly Yours, W [ Smith & Brewster. * * « No. 107, West High Street. (Next to Willard $ Weeks Company.) DEALERS IN WE Our Opening Day, James H. Brewster. nsriEj'w firm.