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Invitation.—Subject at Kalbach’s
Hall, on Sunday evening Dext, “Paul,
his conversion and testimony.”
Flour.—Shaw & Campbell call your
attention to their Minnesota and Da
kota flour in this issue.
Changed.—Mitch Wilson has a new
advertisement this week, in which he
offers many special bargains.
Ladies will Find it to their inter
est to invest in some of the bargains
Weeks & Steward are offering in heavy
dress goods.
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Meets.—The lowa State Pharmaceu
tical Association meets at Des Moines
February 10. Nearly all our drug
stores will be represented.
Hook and Ladder Boys.—You are
requested to meet at the Mayor’s of
fice to-morrow, Friday evening. Im
portant business to transact.
Ladies.—Your attention is called
this week, to the fine lines of embroi
deries, and ladies’ linen underwear at
the “Old Reliable," D. W. Loring & Co.
Puts.—AL Himes, who is living on
the Dixon farm, reports that a tire vis
ited their residence on Monday, but
the timely assistance of neighbors pre
vented much damage.
Busted. —The Combination Milk
Company has suspended, and Tom
Hyde and his boys occupy their own
wagons and old routes again, with
milk at five cents per quart.
Fob vegetable and flower seed, fruit
trees and vines, house plants (prim
roses are extra fine) and flowers go to
K. K. Kemble & Co.’s green house or
order by telephone.
Forty Horses.—Two car-load of
horses and mares were shipped from
Hawkins Bros. & Johnson’s barn in
this city last Tuesdaj', one bound for
Nebraska aud one for Kansas.
Ladies Remember it will pay you
to buy a cloak or shawl of Weeks &
Steward “The Magnet,” if you do not
need it until next winter. Many gar
ments are being sold at half the price.
Ladies’ Aid.— The regular monthly
meeting of the “Ladies’ Society for Re
lief of the Poor,” will be held at the
residence of Dr. McMillen, Friday,
Feb. 5, at 2:30 P. m. Busiuess of im
Burned Out.—Saturday night Clar
inda bad a 960,000 fire, and in the
flames the Herald office went up. It
was insured for only 92,500. Our sym
pathies are extended to the enterprising
publishers of that paper.
A Cold Wave.—Monday night the
temperature took a tumble, and Tues
day morning the glass marked 24 de
grees below zero. It was a very quiet,
insinuating cold, and got its work in on
the water pipes.
Attention, Sir Knights!—First
regular meeting for February of Oska
looaa Division No. 15 Uniform Rank
Knights of Pythias, this Thursday
evening. Special drill, and a large at
tendance is desired.
The Coming Minstrels.—The Mc-
Nish, Johnson and Salvin Minstrels,
will be here February 10, at the Opera
House. It will be one of the finest
minstrel performances yet seen here.
Put it down—February 10.
Dick the Snide.—The Monroe Mir
ror says “that Diamond Dick was will
ing to do a great deal in the way of
curing one of our sick at the small sum
of 9400 a month. A mere bagatelle.”
Dick needs to be squelched by law.
Bills.—Tuesday’s Register shows
Representative Lyons introducing the
following bills: H. F. 269—T0 provide
for the greater protection of the prop
erty of minors, and H. F. 270—T0
amend Sec. 1076, of Code, regarding
Judgment.—The jury in the case
of Baugh against the Rock Island road,
for damages in breach of contract, gave
plaintiff a verdict of 91170. The dam
age was for 925,000, but J udge Crozier
took the chief portion of the case away
from the jury.
To California.— The national com
mittee of the G. A. R., on transporta
tion to the encampment at San Fran
cisco, report that excursion tickets will
be sold, good for round trip to members
of the G. A. R., and female relatives,
for 950. Tickets good for 85 days.
A Good One.—David Smith, of Gar
». |%ld township, sold to Hawkins &
Johnson one of the finest lots of hogs
pm delivered here, —40 head of Po
land China, which were pigged about
the aoth of April last, and averaged
280 pounds, aud Dave stands at the
- head.
The Bio Bridge,— The Keithsburg
Netm remarks that “Another span has
y been erected on the big bridge since
our last There are now only two
spans to go up. Then the timber and
rails will go on rapidly. The first of
March will be long enough to complete
it if there is nothing to prevent”
ALMoeT.— The exercise of too much
care on the part of one Robert Austin,
at the Asber House, Tuesday night,
came near giving serious trouble. He
very carefully turned off the gas. and
then gave it another turn to make it
secure, but turned it on. He was res
cued in time, but in a very drowsy
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Banquet.— The Improved Order of
Bed men will “banquet” the public on
. the evening of February 22, 1886. at
their new Lodge Boom in Exchange
block (theold Court room.) An admia
•ion price of 10 cents will be charged at
the door. The proceeds to be applied
towards carpeting their hall. Every*
<■ * body invited.
„ ...* Utilizing Snow. —All along the
gjjA trthern lowa roads the railroad cora-
JL? j ** have been utilizing some of the
f Aiful" itself to keep the tracks
W ared. AH along the lines snow fen
.,yces built from huge cakes of snow may
/ be seen. This kind of a fence proves
as useful and is a great deal cheaper
than the ones erected from lumber.
W ■ -
r Elect.— Bev. Win. Frees ley prints
the following card: "To the colored
citizens of Mahaska county: Please
elect your delegate* by February 6, 1886
to send to the State Convention to be
held in Dm Moines March 9. You will
pleaas sand the names of said delegat es
as soon as elected, toE. W. Vaughn. 210
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Herald Printing Company.
Thursday and Saturday.
Circulation Nenrly Tkm Tkouaond.
February 4, 1880.
Harness-Makers, read the “want”
column in to-day's issue.
Embboideries.— See the advertise
ment of Bald&uf Bros, on this page.
Good Reading.—Such is the edict
of the Golden Eagle folks in this issue.
Brick.—Six thousand good brick for
sale. Enquire at this office. 22tf
Weeks & Steward at “The Magnet”
are closing all winter goods at a great
For Dead Beats.—A country broth
er thus sings: “The man who beats
the printer out of a single eent will
never reach the heavenly land where
the good Elijah went. But when at
last this life is past, this life of toil
and woe, he’ll straightway stand in a
fairy land, where they never shovel
Opens Finely.— The Asher House
opened on Monday, and the first 24
hours the register showed thirty ar
rivals, mostly transients. The ap
pointments of the hotel are all of the
most comfortable order, and there can
be no doubt but that the “Asher” will
be a success. Robert Escott is the ac
commodating clerk, and makes matters
pleasant for all who stop there.
A Splendid Record.—The Knox
ville Journal says: “Asa Johnson, of
Clay township, returned last Saturday
from Chicago, where he sold his annual
product of stock, shipping from Bus
sey. The following is the number of
head and the amount received, which
certainly shows there is money in rais
ing stock:
147 bead of cattle & *4.624. *7.906 40
117 bead of hogs 0*4.15 1.439 71
Total *0,434 11
Freight, commission, etc., off 647 46
Net proceeds .. *8,786 65
Scientific Temperance.—Mrs. C.
A. Dunham, of Burlington, lowa, will
speak on “Scientific” temperance in
struction in public school at the new
court room, on Sunday afternoon at
half past three o’clock. She comes
under the auspieces of the W. O. T. U.,
and is a lady of culture aud refinement.
We hope she will have a large audience.
By order of the union.
M. T. Thomas, E. J. Wright,
Secretary. President
Good Templars.—The Good Temp
lars have been reorganized, and the
number of members is about fifty. The
lodge will meet in the old court room,
on Monday week next, which has been
very handsomely repapered and furn
ished. The books will be open for
thirty days for charter members to
come in. The Good Templars can do a
great deal of good, and the field is ripe.
Total abstinence from all intoxicating
drink is the best prohibitory law we
know of. All young men and women
take the pledge, and under God’s bless
ing keep it.
Special Notice—All subscribers
who prefer to receive their Herald at
The Herald Office, instead of the
post office, should notify this office by
jKistal card, or otherwise, and they will
be placed upon a separate list. Sub
scribers, who are in the habit of call
ing at the press rooms for their Her
alds Wednesday evenings, are especi
ally requested to make a choice as
above. We find no fault with the Wed
nesday evening business, but it will
make us much less trouble to make a
special list for such.
Removal.—J. C. Sellers has removed
to the northwest corner of the public
square, and is very comfortably located
in the front rooms over Mitch Wilson’s
store with a flue line of first class In
surance Companies, and is prepared to
give the best of protection in the way
of insurance—insures against loss from
fire, lightning, wind storms and tor
nadoes, rates reasonable. All business
entrusted to Mr. Sellers will receive
prompt attention; he understands his
business well as he has been many
years in the Insurance work. He is
too well known to need any special
recommendation form us.
Shoot Him!— W. F. Foster,a weather
guesser from Albia says: “On Feb. 24
or 25 one of the greatest storm periods
of the year 1886 will commence its
ravages and continue fully four weeks.
The heaviest storms for that period
will occur about February 25th and
March 3d, yth and 15th, with periods
of comparative quiet between those
dates, and probably will be heaviest
where the January storms were the
lightest. The north and west of these
storms will be snow, and the south and
east side will contain rain, tierce winds
and tornadoes. Gales will follow them.”
The probabilities are calm weather
during these periods.
The Only Almanac.—Several hun
dred almanacs are issued every year,
but for the politician and public-spir
ited citizen the one issued by the New
York Tribune is probably of the most
value. A copy of the number for 1886
has just been received by us. The
Ti ibune has given a great variety of
information about gold and silver, the
President’s inaugural address, the pop
ular vote for President since 1864, and
the financial reports of the govern
ment. The figures are official and have
been compiled with great care. The
statistics as to the general operations
of the government are elaborate. The
almanac has the new postage rates, a
list of the new Congress and its com
mittees, showing the operations of the
new tariff law. A great variety of
political and statistical information is
contained in this useful almanac. The
price per copy is 30 cents. It can be
had through the news-depot of Mr.
A Similar Case.— Recently we gave
the particulars of a beautiful death
scene in this city. The Winfield Beacon
briogs the sad particulars of the death
of three daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Conard, all occurring within fifteen
hours. They were children, and a
friend writes: “They have been trans
planted into the paradise of God, ever
to shine in resplendent glory, and of
this glory two of them appeared to
have visions while yet in the flesh.
Lydia said she saw a light place in the
distance, where there were many peo
ple, among whom she recognized Lou
Hooper and Carrie Miller; Carrie with
outstretched arms beckoning her to
come. Stella saw her two sisters, the
recently departed, and had the beauti
ful vision of seeing the Savior putting
a wreath of flowers around Marianna’s
neck.” The persons named had died
in that neighborhood, and were ac
quainted with the newly dead. These
things may be accepted as eternal
truths—as true as the good God him
self who permits the struggling soul to
see the welcome from friends gone be
In New Quarters. —Steward &
Turner, the successors of the late Arm
of Steward Bros., are now very snugly
located in the Merrill room on the south*
east corner of the Park. The old firm
made a large circle of friends in the
grocery-buying world, and it served
them most faithfully. They were
cramped much for room before, but
now they will have ample space in
which to stock up with all that enters
into the outfit of a first-class grocery
establishment, and which is being done
with great rapidity. Many friends will
be glad to know that George Steward
remains with the firm, and will be found
at his place. George Barnhart will
have charge of the delivery department,
and it is enough to say that he is one of
the ljest deli very clerks in the city. W ill
Steward is one of those steady, worthy
and popular young men whom it is a
pleasure to know, and to continue to
know. Associated with him is Mr. E.
L. Turner, who is well known to many.
It is a new ventbre to him, but he will
prove his efficiency. The new room
lias been handsomely refitted and re
furnished, and the boys claim one of
the beet lighted business rooms in the
city. They invite all their friends to
rememlier them at their new location,
and if they cannot call, the telephone
is in connection with their establish
ment, and prompt service made sure.
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Herald Printing Co.
.—The valentine season
Is now at hand, and many of the tender
missives are already wending their
way to the admired ones. The styles
this year are not only more elaborate
but vastly prettier and more artistic
than ever before. The variety of de
signs is endless and there are remark
ably few poor ones. Messrs. Whitaker
& Shriver have just received a large
display of these goods.
Another.— A note from Rose Hill
says: “Phillip Grace, of this place,
was in the 127th Illinois Infantry, and
was taken prisoner on J uly 22, in front
of Atlanta, was taken to that hell
on earth—Andersonville —and staid
there three months, was exchanged at
Jonesboro, and mustered out in 1865.
He belonged to Logan’s corps.”
Booming Broom Corn.— George C.
Johnson is growing into a monopoly
on broom corn. Last week he bought
out the Eddyville and Ottumwa shops,
and yesterday he scored a gain of S6OO
by the advance in the price of the corn
in Chicago, of one cent per pound, he
having thirty tons on hand. He owns
all the known broom corn, to amount
to anything, between Des Moines and
Keokuk. Broom corn will go to 15
ceuts per pound before the next crop
is harvested, and a gain of twelve cents
on the pound will not be bad. The
crop was very short last year, and
much of the crop also burned in sever
al conflagrations.
The Ice Palace at St. Paul.—ln
order to accomodate those who wish to
attend the winter carnival held in St
Paul from February 1 to 28, the Cen
tral lowa Railway will sell round trip
tickets each Monday and Tuesday dur
ing the month, at the low rate of
$12.80. Tickets limited to the follow
ing Monday. Every one should avail
themselves of this,the only opportunity
of seeing the mammoth Ice Palace,
which is composed of over 20,000
blocks of ice and lighted by 100 large
electric lights. The dimensions of this
magnificent crystal castle are: Length
180 feet, width 160 feet and height 106
feet. For advertising matter descrip
tive of the Palace, apply to A. J. Dirr,
Ticket Agent. 24w4
The Donators.—The following is
the list of 95 subscriptions for the aid of
the poor, as raised by Father O’Carroll,
and by him will be turned over to the
City Aid Society:
l. Judge Johnson, 2. M. O'Carroll,
3. D. A. Hoffman, 4. H. Howard & Son,
5. F. H. Lorlng, 6. J. M. Jones,
7. R. C. Hoffman, 8. The Herald,
9. D. W. Lorlng, 10. L. &T. Co.,
11. Beechler Bros., 12. R. Wilson,
13. JohnSlebel, 14. Rev. Judd,
15. Dr. Coffin & Son, 16. L. McMillen,
17. H. Spencer Co., 18. McMullln & Co.,
19. T. K. Brewster, 20. J. Auer,
21. C. Huber, 22. Dermody & Co.,
23. M. Nachman, 24. A. M. Abraham,
25. Dr. Wilkins, 26. Dr. Barringer,
27. K. H. Gibbs, 28. Willard & Weeks,
29. Frankel A Bach, 30. Weeks & Steward,
t Turner & Steward, «. IR.P. Bacon,
**• IN. J. Smith, “■) F. E. Smith,
33. Bolton & McCoy, 34. Kuapp & Spalding,
35. Dr. Hurst, 36. Gleason & Haskell,
37. M. M. Rice, 38. Kalbacli & Son,
39. Standard Coal Co., 40. Judge Blanchard,
.. lA. K. Shipley. ~ IJ. M. Baugh.
4 M M. Hughes, 18. R. Perdue,
43. John F. Lacey, 44. Byram and Baer,
jC. Woodruff, ... I C. E. Phelps, F. Lof
-4a-1 Mr. Foukes. 4 } land, F. Davenport,
47. Hlnesley & Son, 48. Golden Eagle,
49. H. C. Moore, 50. John H. Green,
51. F. McCall, 52. Dr. Jackson,
53. C. P. Searle, 54. W. T. Smith,
55. J. B. McCurdy, 56. B’nside and Malone,
57. J. A. Hoffman, 68. H. W. McNeill.
Ben Wightmau contributes a car load
of coal. This presents a very flattering
aggregate, and fully equips the society
for its work of needed charity among
our worthy poor. H. W. McNeill also
contributed a car load of coal.
The Northwestern Snow-plow.—
We have briefly mentioned the new
snow-plow that the Northwestern has
on its Toledo line, but this technical de
scription will be relished by all. The
plow was invented by a Canadian. “The
front is a tremendous knife-wheel, ten
feet in diameter, making from 200 to
300 revolutions per minute, cutting
twelve inches of the snow-bank with
each of the four steel knives at every
revolution, or four feet at every turn.
The snow thus cut is delivered on
twelve shovels revolving in opposite
directions at the same rate and hurling
it (by centrufugal force) out of the
schute at the top. The cutting and
shovel wheels are made to revolve by
a system of four gear wheels, the two
side ones being supplied with cranks to
which are attached powerful engines.
With one locomotive to hold the knives
up to their work, the machine cuts the
snow and hurls it far enough away to
make it of no further trouble. At the
exhibition in March the snow was cast
to a great distance, being bard and
mixed with sand, having lain on the
track from Dec. 1 until March 28. The
monster went right through the com
pact mass and delivered the hard frozen
snow 205 feet from the track, over ten
other tracks and above a trestle- work
thirty-two feet high. The best steel is
used in the construction of the knives
and shovels and all important parts of
the machine. Its gross weight is forty
six tons, its working capacity two to
ten miles an hour, according to the
drift to be removed; it is reversible
and throws the snow on either side of
the track at the will of the engineer.
This excavator is entirely different
from the plows now in use and will
revolutionize the methods hitherto
used by railroads in raising snow
Taking Turkey.— On Saturday
evening there was a raid on cooked
turkey, with Mayor Rice aud City
Marshall Weintz as managers. It
seems that the authorities have been
thinking that there was some gambling
going on in the Bridges building on
South Main, and they chose that time
to make an examination. They gained
entrance to the room without any
trouble, but no gambling was found
going on. They did find, however, that
the boys, to the number of sixteen, had
been iuvited to be present at the carv
ing of a huge turkey, and between
turkey and coffee, discuss all the
leading questions of the day, among
which were several pet schemes of our
genial friend, the Judge, and also the
wisdom of suggesting, kindly but firm
ly, to a certain individual, the neces
sity for an immediate cut of the hair.
It was unanimously greed that a
system of sewers should be built, but
the meeting wanted the elevated sort.
Support also was tendered to the Ad
ministration on the silver question,
but its plan to withdraw the smaller
denomination of bills was condemned,
as they were so handy in the “pot.”
The meeting was divided in its support
of Weaver, but the majority voted to
support the Judge’s candidate. The
most interesting matter under discus
sion when Jake came waltzing in, was
lost, so the reporter could not get it,
but Jake probably gathered it up in
the peck of chips and cards that were
found, and so it will be destroyed with
out seeing life. The names of the tur
key eaters were taken, and the seance
broke up. No charge of gambling was
preferred, as turkey eating is not pro
hibited, and the boys were. permit
ted to eat of the royal bird to their
satisfaction. But seriously, boys, take
the advice of the old man and carefully
make certain that you have no business
to be at a place eating turkey at that
hour of the night unless your wives or
sweethearts are of the company. Then
poker chips should have no attraction
for you, lest men you owe be compel
led to go without their money, and you
be plucked clean by the fellows who
are smarter than you, whatever you
may think of yourself. The officers are
to be warmly commended for their ef
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John Mattison,of New Sharon, spent
Saturday in the city.
Thos. Seevers was in Montezuma
Monday on business.
James Hyatt left last week for a visit
with friends in Canada.
Mrs. W. H. Needham, of Sigourney,
is in the city, visiting Mrs. Baer.
Jap. Bowen, of Colorado, is this w*?ek
visiting bis brother Harry in this city.
Mrs. Way continues in a very poor
condition-gaining a little, but very little.
B. T. Dutton had the misfortune to
freeze bis fingers badly one day last week.
Rev. Dr. Murphy is confined to his
residence by a severe attack of pneumonia.
Jeff Glass left for Lincoln on Mon
day. Mrs. Martba White accompanied him.
Marquis Barr’s children, who have
been quite ill, are now all rapidly recovering.
A note received from our former
townsman, D. R. Moore, locates him at Bau Di
ego, Cal.
Uncle A. S. Nichols has been serious
ly indisposed for some weeks, but is now im
Mrs. Lindsay is visiting in the
metropolis, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. H.
C. Kllngman.
A. B. Ruby came up from Bonaparte
Tuesday, and took a look around among old
friends hereabout.
H. L. Spencer, S. J. Dutton and L. L.
Hull were at Des Moines Tuesday, at the State
Jobbers’ Convention.
Herby Jones, representing the Court
land Wagon Co., is visiting his mother and sis
ter in this city this week.
Charley Sheppard, of Port Byron,
came in on the Rock Island last Friday after
noon, and came to stay, we hope.
W. S. Ken worthy went to Des Moines
yesterday to argue the Sopher case before the
Supreme Court for a new trial.
Floyd Patterson, of Saliua, Missouri,
stopped over to visit with his friend Clyde
Warner last week.—Leon Journal.
Theo E. Kelsall returned to his home
in Minooka, 111., last Tuesday, after a six weeks’
visit with his brother, Albert L. Kelsall.
Our Oregon friend, Mr. Vestal, who
19 here visiting his sister, Mrs. T. White, rather
feels this nipping weather, and longs for placid
Mrs. Dr. Hurst, her many friends
will be glad to know, is rapidly recovering her
health, aud is now able to be at the table, and to
do it justice.
Mrs. John McKinley has come in
from cold Nebraska to this land of flowers—
snow flowers, as It were. She Is at Rev. Thos.
Invitations are out for a Mother
Hubbard Masque Ball, given by the Sigourney
Dancing Club at their Opera House, Monday
evening, Feb. 15.
Prof. Rose Lewis, of Penn College,
delivered a lecture at Le Grand, Marshall coun
ty, last Saturday evening—subject, “Literature
that Lives and Moves.”
Mrs. R. W. Clayton, of Omaha, Neb.,
is visiting in this city, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Cyrus Beede. Monday Mr. Clayton came
and the family returned home.
Louis and Clementine Nachman
nephew and niece of M. Nachman, arrived this
week direct from Limburg, Germany, and will
make this their home hereafter.
Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Byers entertained
last evening at their home on East Cedar street.
Among those present were President Trueblood,
Major and Mrs. Lacey, and others.
Knoxville Express: “Jennie Robert
son, of Leighton, and Carrie Smith, of Olivet, all
of the good county of Mahaska, were visiting
at Mrs. W. H. Honnold’s this week.
The masque skate at the Palace Rol
ler Rink Tuesday evening was largely attended,
and a most enjoyable time was had. The cos
tumes were indeed very pretty and unique.
Mrs. James Brown and two children
are now at home here with John Brown. A few
days ago their home near Kimball, Dakota, was
completely destroyed by Are, with its contents.
The members of Company D, 33d
lowa, will be sorry to learn of the death of Dr.
J. H. Kellough, which occurred at Coffeysburg,
Mo., last month. A proper notice will appear
later on.
L. W. Armstrong, a prominent grain
dealer of Marshalltown, was In the city last Fri
day, shaking hands with friends who are always
glad to see him and who ever have a welcome
ready for him.
W. S. Honnold, of Monroe, who re
cently started to California, health-seeking, ar
rived In safety at Los Angelos, and is now en
joying the wonderful aud life-giving climate of
southern California.
Miss Cora Dix is suffering from a
severe attack of ulcerated sore threat, and has
been compelled to temporarily give up her place
In school. Misses Patterson and Hoffman have
been doing her work In the First ward.
Mrs. Emma Ketchum, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Baughman, left for her home
at [Mankato, Kansas, Monday evening. She
had been here since November, perfecting her
self In painting, so that she coujd ornament her
comfortable home with her own artistic handi
The revival among the colored peo
ple has closed. There were a number of con
versions, and the religious spirit greatly awak
ened. Revs. Pressley, Reeves, Anthony, Wash
ington and Sharps preached during the contin
uance of the meetings, the sermons being of
much force.
Miss Anna M. King, who is cashier
of the Bank of White Cloud, Kausas, Is a King
no longer, as she, by happy matrimonial war
rant, has changed her name to Shaw. Mrs.
Shaw Is a sister of Mrs. D. R. Moore, and many
friends will wish that her new state be one of
unbounded felicity.
On Friday evening the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones, north of the city two
miles, was Invaded and completely takeu pos
session of by a gang under command of Col.
Lacey. The proper color was painted, and the
evening passed In great pleasure. Mr. and Mrs.
Jones still have the farm!
Muscatine Journal , January 27:
"Mr. J. H. Wise, conductor of the construction
train, did not hear of Mr. Owen’s death till last
evening, and wbeu Informed of it by Agent War
field he wept like a child. The two had been
associates on the road for many years and held
each other In brotherly esteem.”
“Dick” Haney, who for many years
has been connected with the harness establish
ment of L. L. Hull as book-keeper, started for
Nebraska yesterday to look up a location, and
If be can find one to suit him, will probably lo
cate there. We shall be sorry to lose him, for
he is a number one young man; but we wish
him good luck wherever he may go.
“Bob” Foregrave writes from Tulare
City, California, under date of Jan. 25, that he
Is operating a 1280 acre wheat ranch; employs
ten men and fifty horses, and has 500 acres of
wheat up and growing nicely, and 200 acres more
ready for drilling. His land Is % mile by l mile
long, and bis several plows turn over a strip of
ground 448 Inches wide and three miles long at
every round, or thereabouts.
On Monday evening Porter Hedge
and wife, who were the guests of friend Oord
ner, were surprised by a visit from a goodly
number of friends who bad been assoclat d
with them tn church work. They brought well
filled baskets and had a happy luncheon. Mrs.
Hedge was remembered very handsomely by
her lady friends. These worthy people take
with them the best regards of the whole com
munity. Better than that none could ask.
The “only boy in town” came to glad
den the home of W. A. Seevers and wife last
Tuesday morning. The glad father has already
contracted with the sign-painter to paint a new
sign which will read “W. A. Seevers & Sou.”
Of course this sign will be kept In the dark for
awhile yet, but will be cared for and cherished
for future use. Win. says the first thing the
boy asked about was the postofflce; he wanted
to know If the new postmaster had been con
firmed yet, and commenced kicking for a job
under the new administration, and then threw
a peck of frozen apples at the cauary bird.
We are glad to find this appreciation
of a most capable young man in the Mason City
Republican: “I am pleased to note that my
able and laudably afnhltloqs young friend, Mr.
Earnst Hofer, of the McGregor New*, was se
lected to fill his Senate secretaryship practical
ly without opposition. This Is as it should be.
I know Earnst to be one of His State's strong
young men—whose superior ability Is supple-
mented by Irreproachable character and forti
fied by Indomitable energy. It goes without say
ing that be will serve the acceptably,
and come out of the service in the spring full of
honors and In possession of the sinoere respect
of all with whom be may have had anything to
The “ North western Christian Advo
cate ’’ speaks thus of the Rev. Mr. Deveneau,
now preaching at the Simpson ehurcb: “From
the first we have given warm sympathy and
many n sinoere word to the work of Rev. Mr.
Deveneau. who, coming from Canada some
years ago, began work under the wing of the
Central Illinois conference among French Ro
manists, principally near Kankakee, 111., and
somewhat In Chleago. Mr. Deveneau, himself
a Frenchman, Is full of zeal, and has made a
deep Impression. We have printed his articles,
have witnessed the cordiality with which his
eon fere ace supports him, and have repeatedly
noted bis special work In northern and oentrai
Illinois. Somewhat later this missionary has
beeu reinforced by Rev. J. P. Robtdonx, also
from the Methodist church of Canada. The
visible fruits of this joint labor are but Inade
quately expressed in the total of four appoint*
ments, seventy church members, and twenty
five probationers. Even those who are most
deeply convinced think a long time before they
leave their old church. The freshest evidence
of success is the new church at Kankakee,
which will be forever memorable if it proves
to be, as Rev. T. C. Clendenning. of Kankakee,
pronounces it, the first French Methodist Epis
copal church in the United States. If we mis
take not. Rev. Mr. Carter, who labored in such
a mission in Detroit twenty-five years ago,
built a church of the kind on Rivard street.
However that may be, this new church, dedi
cated October 26, Is a substantial and gratify
ing victory. The cost was *4,300, nearly all of
which is provided for, the remainder being as
sumed by the invincible Deveneau, whose
financial policy inspires everybody and burdens
nobody. This earnest man, who is a fervent
speaker, visits various English churches to as
sist in revival work. At the close, when all
have oome to know the zealous missionary,
the people willingly contribute more or lees to
the enterprise of which this new church is an
how it Happened.
How Engineer Owen Was Wreck
ed to Death—Somebody to
Muscatine Journal , January ft.
Great excitement prevailed in this
city about 7:30 this morning, from a report, run
ning like wildfire, that the passenger train No.
2 from Kansas City, leaving Muscatine at 6:42,
had been telescoped by a construction train Just
around the bend a mile above the city. Immed
iately following the report, the switch engine
was dispatched to the scene and soon returned
with the caboose of the construction traln.bring
ing back the wounded, consisting of John A.
Owen, engineer of the construction train, his
son Al., the fireman, Peter Ryan, a railroad
hand, all of Oskaloosa, and Julius Summerfleld,
qf Linwood, a section hand. The gratifying
news was also brought that none aboard the
passenger train had been Injured.
Dr. Robertson had been summoned and was
on band on the arrival of the wounded, and pro
ceeded at once to attend to their injuries in the
caboose. A Journal representative was admit
ted with the doctor, where he beheld the engin
eer lying on a cot, to all appearances in the
agonies of death. The son and the section hand
gave the reporter an account of their injuries.
He then hastened to the spot of the catastrophe.
ConductorWilllams was met walking back to the
station on the track, and he confirmed the re
port of the passengers and men of his train hav
ing escaped uninjured. On
the first thought to impress the beholder was
that ouly a miracle had saved the train from de
struction, and its passengers from a dreadful
list of dead and wounded. The wreck stood on
the track about two hundred yards around the
bend. The construction engine was run, up to
bell, in through the door of a Pullman sleeper.
This sleeper had been sent crashing into the
chair car in advance, the roofs of the two cars
being thrust one beneath the other, and their
two platforms smashed together in a broken
mass of wood, iron railing aud brakeman’s
wheels. The remaining three coaches of the
train were uninjured. Going back to the point
of the collision, it was seen that the tender of
the engine had been thrown back on top of a flat
car, which, with the caboose, constituted the
construction train. The total damage was com
prised in the wreck of the engine, thedemollsh
ment of the two ends of the sleeper and the rear
end of the chair ear aud considerable breaking
in the gear of several trucks.
Mr. Frank P. Hawyer, of the Oat Meal Co.,
was on the train, a passenger for Davenpoit.
He says that the passengers received a severe
shock, the jar being sufficient to tumble over
the Ice cooler in the forward coach, but nobody
complained of any hurt.
The train, as we have said, was No. 2, D. Wil
liams, conductor, aud engine 284, Ross Ham
mond, engineer. The train had a great deal of
trouble getting away. It backed down to the
tank for water, and when In the yard had one or
two light collisions in backing into other trains.
It got off at 6:42. On getting around the bend
the engineer noticed that something was drag
ging and stopped the train. Investigation
showed that the ash-pan was down, and In ex
planation ft Is said that it was hit by a piece of
timber at the bridge near the mill. The en
gineer was under the engine making his repairs
when he heard the approaching train, and had
just time to escape from the danger.
Conductor Williams Is very generally and
severely blamed for the accident. He relieves
himself of the responsibility by saying that he
sent a flagman back, who had time to make but
a short distance, (not getting to the point of the
curve) when the construction train came around
the bend too fast for any signalling to avail. He
also says that the construction was following
him too quickly.
Mr. Frank P. Sawyer, who has been mention
ed as a passenger, says that the passenger had
been waiting about ten minutes before collision
—which was more than ample time for a flag
man to run to the bend, only 200 yards distant.
Mr. Sawyer looked out of his coach window
and saw the flagman standing on the hind end
the sleeper engaged in communicating by signs
with somebody at the. head of the. passenger train.
Other passengers put the period of the passen
ger train’s wattlug at 10 minutes and over before
the collision.
Mr. Owens, the engineer, after having his
wounds dressed, gave a statement to Dr. Robert
son. He says he left the station twenty min
utes after the passenger, and supposed he had a
clear track to Fairport. He pulled out at the
regular gait, and on rounding the curve found
his engine right on the end of the passenger.
He reversed the engine and called for brakes,
but could not stop, and his engine ran Into the
Pullman up to the bell. His son, the fireman,
jumped off at one side and he at the other, and
though he is scarcely conscious how he received
his injuries. It Is evident that be must have been
partially caught and jammed when jumping be
tween the caboose and tender. The engineer
saw no flagman on the track.
Mr. Al. Owen, the son, acting as fireman, says
there was no flagman other than the one stand
ing on the passenger tratn.
seems to lie between Conductor Williams and
his flagman. The place of watting was a most
hazardous one. It is scarcely a question of the
duty of the Conductor at so dangerous a point
of not only ordering the flagging but of seeing
that his order was promptly and thoroughly ex
Gleanings by Herald Reporters.
Sleighing Is In full blast here. Among those
we notice with new sleighs are Kllsworth Cump
ton and John Paugh, who are making good use
of their merry bells and the beautiful snow.
Will Young is home for a short stay from
Nebraska, where he went last fall to select a
new home. Will has the elements of success in
his make-up—energy, perseverance, aud good
habits—and we hope be will succeed.
Mrs. Klla Robbins, of Eureka, Kansas, is at
Father John Nasfc’s on a visit. She is well
pleased with her new home. Also, Mr. Alfred
Andrews, of Ringgold county, Is visiting with
brother wells R. and other relatives and friends
In this vicinity. Report says All. is preparing
himself tor an M. 1). He Is worthy and we wish
him success.
Born, to Bert and Mrs. McKinney, a fine ten
pound boy. Score one for the Republicans.
Cbaa. Stanley was presented with a fine gold
pen by the pupils of the Allgood school, as a
token of their love and esteem toward him as
their teacher. Well done, scholars! What a
blessing to the teacher! What an Incentive to
duty to know that his humble efforts are ap
preciated! May such good will always exist be
tween pupils and teacher.
The ltterarles at Barr and Chapel Hill school
houses are in good running order. The Barr
literary has Interesting meetings. Chas. Ander
son. president; Miss Hattie Dilley, secretary;
with a fair debating club. At Chapel Hill John
Paugh is president and Miss Cassle McLands
borough secretary.
We take especial pride in noting the elevation
of ex-Bbeiiff Barr to the Wardenshlp of the
Anamosa penitentiary, and we can imagine the
troubled hearts and countenances of the bar of
Oskaloosa when Judge Crozier informed them
that our ex-sherlff had gone to prepare a place
for them.
We have full faith In our Representatives at
Des Moines—the Hon. David Lyons, of the
House, and Hon. Ben. MeCoy of the Senate—
and we believe their votes will be cast on the
side of right, justice, and humanity, upon all
questions affecting us as a people.
Public documents were seut to Chas. Stanley
at Lacey, lowa. He supposes they came from
the gentlemen at Des Moines. He has been In
formed that they are at Lacey but has not re
ceived them yet. Mr. Stanley wishes us to say
that his postofflce address Is Oskaloosa, Iowa;
also, that their favors are thankfully received.
January 99. Tuck eh.
Spring Creek.
C. G. Starltn and wife talk of going to Colora
do in the spring.
Mrs. Threldkeld Is reported as being some
Polk Ross Is on the sick list.
Oscar Livingstone Is also sick.
Mr. Alonzo Beaman is moving back on the old
place, while bis son Edgar Is moving on the
place where his father lived.
Born, to 8. Betzer and wife, a boy.
J. W. Stafford and wife visited at J. M. Staf
ford’s tn Oskaloosa last Sunday.
Henry Glasscock and wife were Sunday visit
ors at Dan Hull's.
At Hazel Dell literary, last Friday night, W.
E. Munten was chosen president, and Miss Flora
Mitchell secretary.
Miss Jennie Glasscock visited at her brother
Henry’s, last week.
Miss Etta Hoover was an over Sunday visitor
at her uncle’s, W. N. Hoover.
Miss Rosa Howard, of Cedar, Is a guest at the
Stafford home this week. Sunbeam.
Mr. Abraham Orifice is in very poor health.
* Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Berlin Bund ayed at Orin
Gay’s last Sunday.
The literary convention at No. 12 is post
poned until Thursday evening, this week, ou
account of the festival at Union Ohapel.
Mins Barah Comstock is assisting Huidah
Gay in the culinary art.
Miss Fanny Cooper and Laura Crandall were
Sunday visitors at Bhadraob Morgan’s,
Joe Phillips Is on the sick list, with Dootor
Sevan in attendance.
Miss Mary Bowen dosed her school last Fri
day and is now at home with “ma."
Oscar and Osmer Sprague attended Advent
Meeting near EddjrviUe last Saturday evening,
and report a very Interesting time.
Mr. Den. White went hunting the other day.
and says he would have had grand success had
he not, when he went to shoot the rabbit, dis
covered he had forgotten his gun.
The school ma’ams have begun to use the
rod of correction, “the hazel brush," and the
parents have become hostile. 'Tis ridiculous
to think that a parent of good common sense
would allow bis temper to control him, and
lecture a teacher because his child has been
punished in school. Better set an example for
your child, and teach him that the rules of
school must be obeyed, and that it takes the
earnest work of pupils as wall as teachers to
make a successful school.
To protect your Uttle children.
Is a proper thing, no doubt,
But when talking to a school-ma’am
You should know what you’re about,
i February I. Mobniwh Glohv.
Being so busily engaged this winter, we have
been silent for some time.
Our open winter puts in its time partly by
blizzards and running mercury up ana down the
scale, which changes, making
It a much harder winter than if it were uniform.
We observed a change one day about two weeks
ago; the thermometer registered 20 below and
in less than 24 hours registered 28 above—4B de
grees of a change.
Sleighing is good and many young folks are
enjoying it hugely.
All the farmers are getting up a good supply
of wood.
Mrs. Webster is now very low with consump
tion. We learned that her medical adviser. Dr.
McAllister, said that it was only a matter oi time
with her now.
Most of our schools are doing finely. Some
complaint has been made in one or two districts.
We understood retently that in one of our dis
tricts the director has taken to reading law.
This, we think, is a good move and highly com
mendable. If more of our directors ana farm
ers would do this, it would save our county su
perintendent some trouble in petty grievances
and not make so many fat lawyers.
We are glad to see the move made at Des
Moines recently, in sustaining our temperance
law, and would bid it God speed. w.
Miss Fannie Tinsley Is again able to resume
her duties at school,<after a short but severe ill
Mrs. Edward McCann is some better.
Tne Sunday school review concert, held last
Sunday night, was well attended, and most of
the exercises seemed to please the spectators.
Chester La Rue and family have moved west,
locating in Madison county, near Winterset.
Mr. La Rue's departure relieves this neighbor
hood of a family that is highly esteemed by all.
Our loss will be their gain.
J. W. and Wilber Johnson, of your city, are
in this village to-day visiting relatives.
Mr. Smith, Mr. Darland Misses Clara and
Dora Beans, Miss Rena Baker and Miss Anna
Tinsley accompanied Miss Fry to her home last
Sunday, where they were kindly welcomed and
entertained by Dr. Fry and family.
David Baker has been putting up a large quan
tity of ice for summer use in his creamery busi
Our lyceum was organized one week ago and
will meet on Wednesday night.
Our lltertary performance was quite good.
February $. Robin.
John Champion and wife, of New Sharon,
spent Wednesday night here, the guest of the
Mrs. L C. Tanner returned from a week’s
visit with her daughter, Mrs. Ragan, of Albla,
last Saturday.
John Burton, the Insurance man, of your city,
was here Thursday night.
Mrs. M. M. Dickson, who has been quite sick,
is able to be up again.
Next Saturday and Sunday Elder Guthrie
will preach at the Christiau church.
Miss Emma Wassora will close her winter
term of school at the Robbins school house
next Friday afternoon. She has given entire
Postmaster Vallandingham spent Sunday at
Fairfield. We know what attracts bis attention
down there.
W. 8. Hart has purchased the H. 8. Waddell
W. C. Khinehart and wife were ever-Sunday
visitors with Frank Yerger and wife, near
Winnie Beans and wife, of Colfax, passed
through here last Monday on their way to visit
the Beans home at Indianapolis.
Mrs. O. W. Hensell returned to-day from a
six months’ visit with relatives in England.
Mrs. Dr. Holden and children enjoyed a
week’s visit with her parents, Doctor and Mrs.
Athearn, of Indianapolis.
The little sou of Brice Bbeely, who has been
very sick with pneumonia, is improving under
the care of Dr. Holden.
Wm. Taylor, of Tioga, has been having a
severe tussel with rheumatism, but at this writ
ing is some better.
Born, to J. E. Bump aad wife, January 28, a
fine boy.
A little stranger arrived at the home of J. N.
Havens and wife, January 30. It’s a girl!
Tuesday was ground-hog day, and as the sun
shone bright he must have seen his shadow and
returned to his hole for six weeks.
Mrs. John Baoon, who has been so low, is re
ported much better, and with good care will get
Born, to Milo Bump and wife, January 20, 1886,
a fine ten pound boy. Mr. and Mrs. Hart are
greatly rejoiced over their grand-son.
J. O. Malcolm was here attending court Tues
day, and W. R. Nelson was down to-day, on the
same kind of business.
G. H. Davis is putting up a line lot of ice for
next summer’s use.
Rev. Swimly, of the United Brethren church,
held a quarterly meeting at the Taylor school
house last Saturday ana Sunday.
Rev. J. C. Long is assisting Rev. Hall in a pro
tracted meeting at Delta
From a private letter we learn that Dc. H. 8.
Waddell’s health is much Improved, and he is
enjoying a good practice in his new home at
Riverton, Neo.
Tom Connor post here, at its last session,
passed a resolution and sent it to Senator Mc-
Coy and 1). L. Lyons, our representatives, ask
ing them to support the bill for the soldiers’ and
sailors’ home for lowa Republican.
February 8.
We have watched your special prophet’s re
port and think he baa better guess again on the
last of January, since it is past and he can do
Two and a half couples of our young folks
went over into the edge of Marion county, to a
Earty the other night, and report a big time,
omethlng new.
Some of the boys have gone to parts unknown,
lest they should have a call from Capt. Woodruff.
Another argument in favor of prohibition.
Quarterly conference begins in the E. M.
church on Friday eveing, February 5, and con
tinues over Sunday, and maybe longer.
We saw the smiling countenances of Wm. Lo
mand and Henry Havener, of Jefferson town
ship, at Olivet Sabbath evening, guests at the
Laughlln mansion.
Uncle Samuel Robertson is very low with
nervous prostration, and his life is despaired of
by his physicians, Drs. Whitacre, of Leighton,
and Huntsman, of Oskaloosa. He is an old and
respected citizen, and has a large family,—all
The Burr Oak literary is prospering finely
considering the weather, and the drawbacks of
other kinds it has met with.
A party was given at W. H. Benscoter’s, last
Thursday night, and all enjoyed themselves so
well that it was protracted to the wee sma'
hours of the morning.
We hear that Mort Coleman and Mary Wes
ner formed a copartnership for the rest of their
natural lifetime, but cannot vouch for the truth
of it; but if it is true they are both lucky in
their choice, and we wish them well.
We learn that Frank Price drove a distem
pered horse to Oskaloosa and back the other
night, and the next day it died. A little more
care, Frank, when driving sick horses.
A. Laughltn has the best butter in the country
—a pet sheep, and any one needing a guard for
the front gate would do well to get him. He
lifts them.
Misses Carrie Smith and Jennie Robertson
have been visiting at Monroe, but we have not
seen them since their return.
Our Olivet shop Is putting out some new sleighs
this winter, and now they are getting sale for all
they have.
The general health in our section of country Is
remarkably good. War Eagle.
We are now having nice winter weather.
Sleighing Is good and everybody, especially the
young folks. Is making good use of It.
A great many from around here have attended
the revival meetings in your city during the
past week.
The schools, so far as we can learn, are all
doing good work and everything is running
A. J. Burgess and wife, of White Oak, were
Sunday visitors at Hamaker’s.
Several of the young folks from this section
visited the poor farm last Sunday.
The young folks had a very pleasant surprise
Sarty at Mr. Burnett’s last night, in honor of
as. Loughridge.
News scarce.
February ». Observer.
Work was good at the mines last week, but
the railroad company had considerable difficulty
In taking away the coal, owing to the snow
drifting on the track. We noticed seven loco
motives In the yard here at one time.
Major Morris, our yardmaster, is the right
man in the right place. He will keep things
moving if any man will, and does his work with
dispatch. No better man could be placed in his
Supt. Buxton’s brother was here on a visit
last week. He Is buying horses for his new
farm In Nebraska.
A few of our young men went down to Eddy
vtlle last week to attend a dance. Through
some cause a quarrel was started at the dance,
and Pat Wright, from this place, got stabbed in
the breast. At first some doubt was entertained
as to his recovery, but the last account we
heard was that he was getting better and was
out of danger.
Mrs. Johnson, wife of John Johnson, has
beeu low with sickness for some time. Last
week her mind got so deranged that her friends
were obliged to take her to the asylum at Mt.
John Burt has superceded Mr. Mathews (de
ceased) as mall carrier between this place and
Our boss merchant, Mr. Blade, and his brother
started out one day last week for a sleigh-ride,
and the sleigh capsized, but neither of them
was Injured, although both got a cold bath in
a snow drift. g.
The Miners’ Aid Society of Excelsior had a
grand supper, over six hundred In attendance.
The Miners’ Aid Society was organized about
one year ago, especially for those working at
Excelsior. It kept growing stronger every
month until Its members numbered about MO at
the close of the year of 1880. After paying all
required expenses ftioo remained In the hands
of the treasurer, which shows the healthy con
dition of the society.
l'he society Is made up of married and single
men, and now that work Is slack In the mines it
has become necessary to draw out some of the
haads, and the lot has fallen on the unmarried
men, so as to give a better chance to those who
have large families to support.
The Society concluded to give a grand supper
for all members and their families and also to
show respect to the single men belonging to the
Boclety, before they went away. The supper
and entertainment was held In the Excelsior
skating rink, Friday evening. Between 0 and 8
o’clock great crowds could be seen wending
their way to the rink to partake of the bountiful
supper, which was At for a king or a president.
It was estimated that there were 700 people
present, and all who were not members of the
Boclety paid 25 cents for their supper. Yes, this
was oue of the greatest and most harmonious
gatherings of all nationalities that was ever
witnessed In Excelsior. Many oolored people
were present, as many of them belong to the
Society, and their families were Invited.
The Excelsior brass band rendered some very
choice music for the occasion, and after supper
was served the following program was earned
1. A glee, “Hall, Smiling Morn,” by the Ex
celsior Amphlon choir.
2. A few appropriate remarks by Mr. Taylor
Ramsay, of Oskaloosa.
8. A glee, “Hark, the Lark,” by choir, ren
dered In good style.
4. An able address by Mr. Robert Story, sub
ject, "Love, Friendship and Charity.” This ad
dress was excellent.
5. Bong and chorus, '‘Sweet Chiming Bells,”
by D. T. Jones and party.
6. Recitation by Rosa Graham. It was ren
dered in a creditable manner,
j. Quartette, "Come where the LUles Bloom,”
by Mrs. J. B. Williams and oompany,
8. An address by J, B. Williams, sub feet,
•’Work.” John made a good address, but where
there are so many nationalities assembled, we
should be very careful not to throw out any
abusive assertions or insinuations, as all nation
alities are very sensitive when touching quallA
cations. A word to the wise Is suffldent.
9. Male chorus, “Comrades In Arms,” by
male party.
10. An address by Anthony Burrell (oolored),
vice-president of the society. Mr. Burrell dwelt
on the great progression of the sons of Ham, as
It was natural for a colored man. If a colored
man won’t uphold his own raoe, who will? It
was a warm address.
11. Address by Mr. Hodder, who went strong
for his countrymen, or oourse. Mr. Hodder was
riled a little by a previous address.
12. Address by Mr. Gllispy, short and to the
13. Hunting song, by choir.
14. Short address by Geo. Ramsay,—short but
sweet. Mr. B. Whiteman would have been
present, but was called away on business.
lft. An able closing address by Mr. Taylor
l«. Father, Who is ’-nighty In Power.”
by choir.
This entertainment will . mg be remembered
as one of the most harmonious and most pleas
ant gatherings that ever assembled at Rx cels lor.
Spring Creek.
Much akinock.
—— firothtf'S
Announce the arrival and opening of the most elegant and
complete line of
House-Keeping Linens, Spring
Styles of Prints, Ginghams and
Dress Novelties.
fjPln order to stimulate early sales, we will OFFER SPE
CIAL LOW PRICES on the above Goods.
“ *
We are determined not to carry over a Cloak or anything in
the line of
We will sell you the goods at HALF THE COST in order
to make a sale.
i^CARPETS - *!
Our Spring stock has arrived. CALL EARLY FOR
West Side Square, Oskaloosa, lowa.
People are very busy hauling wood and coal.
Harmon Akerman and Stepnen Allender
shipped a car load of hogs to Chicago last Fri
J. W. Sparks shipped a car load of oats to
Burlington last week.
Grandmother Canon fell last Tuesday morn
ing. receiving serious injuries. We are glad to
g*y she is better at this writing.
Rev. Pike conducted the funeral service of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown’s youngest child. The
sympathy of all Is extended to the bereaved
Miss Cora Westergreen Is sick.
Mrs. Russel is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Sheets.
Mrs. Jasper Stout Sundayed In your city.
Mrs. Gunn h is returned to your city.
Father Yenney Is visiting with his daughter,
Mrs. Mofflt, in your city.
Chris Hibler has bought one of Mrs. Canon’s
lots, northeast oart of town, and moved his
house there.
George Lentz Is sick.
Mr. skiff, the efficient principal of our school,
gave his pupils a treat last Wednesday night in
;he form of a “spelling school.”
We understand a literary society is to be
started. Arst meeting on Friday night.
Andros Gennlson, of Klrkville, visited at Rev.
Pike’s last week.
Charley Vaughn has had a boarder for about
a fortnight, and it will stay.
Miss Tbaney White, of Oskaloosa, is here
G. B. McFall, Jr., Mr. Bloom, Miss Green, and
Cora Riilnehart, of your city, Sundayed nere,
the guests of the McFalls.
Ftltruary 9. Trixy.
January has passecßji? and left plenty of snow
and splendid sleighing. February came In a
nice winter day, and to-day the ground hog
could see his shadow at any time through the
day, and It is bitter cold, 18 degrees below; and
yet to have six more weeks of winter! How
does that strike the most of you? nay and
straw stacks will be mostly cleaned up by that
time If not before. There will not be much hay
sold at $3 or 84 per ton this spring.
Stock so far is looking well. Those feeding
cattle and hogs say they are doing Arst rate.
The young folks had a party at Mr. Burke’s,
last Friday night, and report a No. 1 time.
Prof. Glass lectured two nights last week at
Bluff Creek church on the rudiments of music,
and is making an effort to form a class there.
We don’t yet lcnow for certain whether It will
be accomplished or not. Something of the kind
Is needed very much here.
The literary at Star school is still in operation.
The new officers elected are, Jas. W. McCrea,
Bresident;8 resident; Ed. England, vice-president; Miss
arrle Underwood, secretary. They are putting
some of the beginners forward,—a good Idea,
and they will have a paper edited for next time.
They meet every Saturday night.
Our assessor Is around, Undine out how much
taxable property can be listed for West l>es
Mrs. Mary Smith and Wm. C. McCrea, of Adair
county, daughter and son of J. P. McCrea, are
expected to arrive to-night for a short visit at
their old home. We will be glad to see them.
Austin Thomas, oue of our Des Moines town
ship boys, who has been In southwestern Kan
sas for some years, was married a couple of
months ago to a young lady from Illinois, who
had taken a land claim In his part of the coun
try. About a month ago they went to visit
her parents in Illinois, and are now here visit
ing his parents, and will soon return to their
home to manage their big land claim, he owning
800 acres and she 320 acres. We wish them
much happiness throughout their life, o, L.
February 9, 1886.
The cold weather holds ou like grim death.
This morning the thermometer was 22 below,
and the ground hog could see his shadow, which
means six more weeks of winter. Can’t some
of you tell us how many days it snowed in Jau-
Unde Sammy Robertson was taken violently
sick ou last Saturday evening with congestion
of tbe brain, and yesterday be was not expected
to live more tban a few hours. Dr. Boyer, of
Rochester, Is also nearing the portals of tbe
grave, and Mr. Oriffee, of Knoxville Junction, Is
still lingering on the shores of time. These
three men are among our first settlers.
Mr. Will Correll has returned from his visit to
Warren county.
Miss Given, Miss Emma Hamilton and Mrs.
D. 8. Huber, of Pella, Sundayed here, the guests
of our school marm. Miss Maggie Hamilton.
About 20 of John N. Henry’s friends took hi m
at his word one day last week and visited him
at his elegant home with well filled baskets. He
said he didn’t think they would do it, but as
they had they could have the freedom of the
John Voorhees shipped bis own hogs, with 20
that he bought from his neighbor, to Chicago
last Saturday. He had 60 large ones and 2(1
last-summer shoats. The 60 averaged *to *>s.
They galued since the 2d of October 915 each on
an average, and nearly two months of that time
they were fed on pumpkius. Let us hear from
another township. . „
Mr. Ryk Van Harekelum. upon the Pella road,
is going to have a large sale of stock, grain and
farm Implements on the 17th Inst
Mr. M. T. Deck lost a two hundred dollar
horse a few weeks ago. He was playing out In
the lot, and went to whirl <iuick ou his bind feet,
breaking one of bis hind legs Just below the
knee. He had to be shot.
Rev, Bose? commences a protracted meeting
here on to-morrow night. There Is room here
for a great deal ot good to be done. w. x.
February 9.
The Indications tins morning are tavorable for
more mild weather. The auow of last Tuesday
was Just the thing to make good sleighing, ana
the people are making good use of It.
We did not get Thursday's mall from Oska
loosa until Tuesday. The roads between here
and Talntor are full of snow and are almost Im
passable . We would be glad to have this route
changed from Talntor to New Hbaron. It would
only make miles longer route, and we would
then be on the main line.
The spelling at the ball last night was good,
and the very best of order prevailed. They
spelled for tne floor once before and once after
recess. Perry Burke took It before and Miss
Emma Noel after recess. There were four or
five schools represented.
In our last we should have said—L. T. Bbangle,
Lunt school: O. R. Shaw, Green Hill school, who
Is the Times' Flint correspondent.
Services were called for last evening by the
above correspondent for special ceremony as
provided by ‘‘Arkansas Code." but we found,
after taking the evidence In the case, that hft
bad not complied with “our terms,” so tbb case
was deferred to sometime in the future.
There will be staging to-night at the hall.
Jas. Fisher, Hugh c&thcart and Da*d Kyan
sold a nice lot of hogs. We failed to get
any weights.
, February M,
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Farmer’s Club.—Met Saturday,
Jan. 30 with President Row in the
chair. After the minutes of the pre
vious meeting were read and approved
there was an annual election of officers
which resulted in the re-election of the
the present board. On motion the
chair appointed a committee of three,
B. F. Lindly, J. F. Everett and B. R.
Perdue, to procure a sale board. R.
Seevers read an interesting paper on
“what is money.” B. R. Perdue read
a lengthy paper in opposition to the
present prohibition law, giving many
serious facts for the consideration
of the people, John Gilmore in
formed the club that he was in
the nursery business and would sell
home grown apple trees, such as the
State Horticultural Society recom
mends for this district, at 82 per dozen.
On motion the subjects of the papers
be discussed at the next meeting. It
was decided that the club would meet
every Saturday at 1 o’clock p. m. until
April. The club room was well filled,
and much interest was manifested in
the efforts to establish a sale room for
all farm products. Come out and help
us establish a farmer’s exchange that
will have no equal in the State,
B. F. Lindly, Secretary.
Don’t buy Butterine when you can
get plenty of good country Butter at
Shaw & Campbell’s. 24wl
Shaw & Campbell have just received
a fresh supply of Minnesota and Da
kota Flour. None better in the mark
et. Every sack warranted. 24wl
Go to Shaw & Campbell’s for the But
ter and Eggs they have a full supply
of. 24wl
Every can of Archer's Trophy Sugar
corn is wrapped in tissue paper and
bears the signature of Atlantic Can
ning Company. 24ml
Please see our goods and prices be
fore buying elsewhere, and goods can
be sold on a very close margin for spot
Shaw & Campbell.
The co-partnership heretofore exist
ing under the name of the Oskaloosa
Steam Engine Works has this day been
dissolved by mutual consent, and the
business of the firm will be settled by
Thos. Seevers.
Oskaloosa Steam Engine Works.
January 25, 1886.
The undersigned have this day
formed a co-partnership under the
name of the Seevers Manufactur
ing Compaq, and will continue the
business heretofore carried on by the
Oskaloosa Steam Engine Works. Of
fice and works on West Main street
Thos. Servers,
Harry W. Servers.
January 25,1886. 23w3
Buy your goods at Shaw & Camp
bell’s GASH STORE, and save
money. 24wl
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.
n2otf Charles Glover.
Please settle your account The
Shaw <fc Loring accounts are in the
hands of W. H. Shaw at the old stand,
ready for settlement and those owing
them, give it your attention at
once. 24wl
Okloago Market*.
Chicago, Feb. a, isae.
WHKAI-siasiytcsih; Wi March.
COKN-a6U®36k cash; March.
uva STOCK.
The Drovers’ Journal reports:
CATTLE—Receipts, 5,800 head; shipping
sV ’>n, 3.ftx&vfio; common to good batchers,
*..0004.00: stockers and feeders, 2.5»d6.a0.
HOGS—Receipts, 23,500 head: rough and
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Who will not save a dollar when convincing proof is shown that
that dollar and many others can be saved. It is positive
ly and honestly saved by dealing at the
Golden Eagle
mum houses
As the cold weather is nearing its end, we give you an extraor
dinary Reduction on
Overcoats, Heavy Suits & Underwear,
Which you will see by castiug your eyes at the prices
we give you in this issue :
A Satinet Overcoat sold at $5.00 down to $2.50.
A Chinchilla Overcoat sold at SO.OO down to $3.50.
A Union Cashimere Overcoat sold at $7.50 down to $5.00.
A Black & Brown Beaver Overcoat sold at SO.OO down to $6.50.
A Brown Fur Beaver Overcoat sold at SIO.OO down to $7.50.
A Fine all wool Black Worsted Overcoat sold at $12.00, down to
A Fine all wool Brown Cashmere Overcoat sold at $14.00 down
to $9.00.
A Fine all wool Cashmere Long Sack Overcoat sold at $15.00
down to SIO.OO.
A Heavy Cashmere Suit sold at $5 now $3.50.
A Heavy Cashmere Suit sold at $7 now $5.00.
A Heavy Cashmere Suit sold at 110 now 57.50.
A Heavy Cashmere Suit sold at sl2 now $9.00.
A Fine All W»>ol Worsted Black Suit sold at sl2 now $9.00.
A Fine All Wool Worsted Black Suit sold at sls now $12.00.
A Fine All Wool Corkscrew Black Suit sold at $lB now $14.00.
Red Knit All Wool Underwear at 25c.
Red Knit All Wool Underwear at 45c.
Red Knit All Wool Underwear at 60c.
Red Knit All Wool Underwear at 75c.
This Underwear is marked down from 10 to 25c on each garment
All Wool Kuit Socks sold at 15c now for 10c
All Wool Knit Socks sold at 25c now for 20c.
All Wool Knit Socks sold at 35c now for 25c.
Scotch Caps sold at 50c now for 35c.
Scotch Caps sold at 50c now for 35c.
Gloves and Mittens marked down from 25c to 35c per
Pair. Our Boy’s and Children’s Overcoats we marked down in
the same proportion. Do not fail to call and see what we are
doing for the good of the people of this couuty at the
Golden Eagle One Price Clothing House.
j | Mitch Wilson
Has just received from New York importers, the finest
Mm & Swiss Embroideries
Colored Hamburgs and Colored Em-
broidery on Batiste Cloth,
and very Desirabie
Ladies’ Muslin Underwear
New and beautiful lines just re
ceived. Prices cheaper than ever
known before. Don’t fail to ox
amine our stock of Embroideries
and Ladies’ Muslin Underwear.
J. H. Green. P. L. Thomas.
Agricultural Warehouse.
Implements and Seeds. Keep a full line of Farm Ma-.
chinery, Wagons, Buggies, Grass Seeds, Pumps, &o. ill
the Newest and Best that are in the Market, and at the
Lowest Prices.
Farmers are invited to call at our warehouse and look at our goods, wheth
er wanting to buy or not
Cash paid for Grass Seeds of all Kinds. |
Crews. <fc Thomas, uu
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line ot
Ever brought to this city.
He has also a beautiful line of

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