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The Oskaloosa herald. (Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa) 1885-1919, June 17, 1886, Image 3

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CironUtloa N*«rly Thr** Thousand.
Thursday and Saturday.
Of<K AI.OOSsA, : ; Tow A:
June 17, 1880.
L. I*. Hull sells it sir liras.
Harpers’ Bazar Patterns fur sale
by Whitaker A Shriver.
Si’Ki'i al Sales this week at
The Magnet.
Hakpek’s Bazar Patterns for sale
by Whitaker A Shriver.
l>o not overlook the fact that “The
Magnet” is slaughtering prices on Em
broideries, etc.
Went Over. —Several rej*orts from
our county correspondents have been
crowded over to Saturday.
A bio Bakn.— Springer A Willard
are building a uew barn, 40x100 feet,
on their farm west of the city.
Wanted.— A good girl to do house
work in a small family. Call on Mrs.
Sam baldauf. East High street.
Good Walk.— The walk of the Old
Charge church is lieing replaced by a
cement stone, which will last for ages.
Harpers’ Bazar Patterns tor sale
by Whitaker & Shrivor.
Will Remove.— About the 20th, J.
W. Laffollett will remove his “One
horse” grocery one door west of his
present location.
Got Hurt.— John Brown was thrown
from his dray Tuesday evening, and
his left shoulder dislocated. He now
enjoys a muslin sling.
Order house plants, bouquets, and
baskets of plants from the Kemble
green houses. A few hundred nice
sweet potato plants for sale.
Will Speak.— Hon. H. W. Gleason
will orate at Peoria, on July 4. It will
lie a good oration delivered to a splen
did lot of |ieople who will gather there.
t'nANOES Owners— John O. Mal
colm has sold his handsome residence
property to Col. J. F. McNeill, and will
give i*ossession in October. It is a fine
As Usual.— The Hoard of Super
visors examined the financial accounts
of the county officers bust week, very
closely, and all were found correct and
Prospering.—The gross earnings of
the Cent ral lowa for the month of May
were 8108,000. This is $20,000 more
than its earnings for the same month
last year.
Fellow Craft Work.— There will
l»e work in second degree in Tri-Luml
nar Lodge, this (Thursday) evening,
instead of Friday evening, its hereto
fore announced.
New Drillm aster.—The toys of
Company “ F ” will have the services of
Sergeant Norman, of St. Louis, as drill
master for one month. The drills will
be every night.
lowa Wholesalers.—' The lowa
wholesale grocers met in the retail
town of Ottumwa yesterday. Why
couldu’t they have stop|»ed where
wholesaling is done every day?
Large Roses.— Mrs. Whittaker lias
succeeded in raising some roses four
teen inches in circumference. We
have named tlieui “Sweet Oskaloosa,”
—a uauie ever dear to all of us.
Needed.—This section would rejoice
much were a good, soaking rain de
livered nicely, without any extra fuss.
Any weather prophet delivering the
same can call here and get his reward.
Worthless Boys.— Hoodlum Iniys,
in firing a pistol in a pasture near
Knoxville, broke the leg of a fine trot
ting mare, so that she had to be killed.
The toys should not escape the same
Glanders. —It is supposed that the
glanders have ap|»eared in West Des
Moines township, and Gov. l.arrabee
baa ordered State Veterinary Sur
geon Stalker to make au examination
at once.
Childrens’ Day.—Last Sunday was
childrens’ day at the Sunday Schools,
and the services at the First and
Simpson Methodist churches were very
attractive. Flowers altounded in great
Hi ttermilk.— Beechler Bros, have
mule arrangements whereby they will
be furnished fresh, home-made, Jersey
buttermilk every morning. Ye lovers
of this cool, refreshing and healthful
drink should not forget them.
All Gone.—The canes brought from
the battletield of Jenkins’ Ferry have
all been distributed, and the number
was not sutticient to supply the de
mand. At the re-union next year
then will be another cargo on hand.
Fire, Lightning, Etc.— Fire, Light
ning and Tornado insurance written
by J. C. Sellers, on easy terms. It will
be to your interest to see him. Office
over Mitch Wilson's store, northwest
cornel of the square. Oskaloosa, lowa.
Putting Through.— The Milwau
kee road is building southwest from
Ottumwa at a rapid rate. One hun
dred and twenty-five miles of the Kan
sas City extension is to he turned over
to the company by the contractors lie
fore the season is over.
Broke tiaouMb.-L L Hull broke
ground on Monday for his new resi
dence on Hast II igh street. The found
ation required the removal of live very
beautiful trees, of rate varieties and of
large size. The house a ill la* a model
of good style and convenience.
Tornado insurance.— All persons
holding |*olici**s iu the lowa Slat** in
surance torn pan y, of Keokuk, can have
tornado insurance added on easy terms.
Call on J. (!. Sellers, and he will tell
you all al«out it. lliii office is on the
north-west comer of the square, over
Mitch Wilson’s store, Oitkaloosa, lowa.
Accident.—ln unloading a piano at
Seevers A Neagles’, Tuesday morning,
its weight got the better of the men
who were handling it—and in going
over, Joe Ilealion was caught by it, a
painful wound being indicted on bis
left knee. Dr. Nugent was called, and
the boy is doing Ouely. It was a close
call for him.
Called.— The Republican Congres
sional Committee for this District met
here yesterday, and selected Tuesday,
July 6, as the time, and Newton as the
place for holding the District conven
tion. The call for the Couuty conven
tion on July Ist appears elsewhere
which will select delegates to this and
the State convention.
h'aooKJMsmo.—Ws are glad to see
oar Knoxville friends joining in the
march of progress. From the earliest
day the oow has had the run of the
town, and now the Journal reports that
~the city council on Monday night did
nut quite “abolish the Old Town Cow,”
but they passed an ordinance that she
must be kept up at night. Chickens,
geese and ducks must be kept up night
Hough and Wet.— Some of the hor
rid hardships that attend men in the
east end could have been witnessed on
Monday night, when a woman turned
the hose on a man who was quietly
snoozing away after a hard day’s work.
Such is the way of lovely woman—
Bound Over.— Frank Walker, for
carving a fellow with a razor, was
bound over Saturday by Judge Hoff
man to the District Court, in #4OO
bonds, which he gave. Frank Walker,
of Simms A Jones’ tonsorial palace, de
sires us to state that he is not the
Walker here talked about.
True Every Time.— The Sentinel,
of Maquoketa, tells a large number of
facts in these lines. It says: “The l*est
friend a tailoring man has is the one
who gives him steady employment at
good wages. The agitator, the {Hiliti
cal mountebiick, the oily breeder of dis
content are his bitterest foes.”
Ladies’ Aid.— The Ladies’ Aid Soci
ety, of this city, will meet to-morrow,
Friday, at 3 o’clock P. m„ at the resi
dence of l>r. McMillen. The ward
committees are requested to bring or
send their reports, as this will lie the
last meeting of the year.
Lkoni McMillen,
California Sugar.— H. L. Spencer
Company have just received, direct
from San Francisco, one hundred bar
rels of the celebrated California Fine
Granulated Sugars. It is claimed that
this sugar is absolutely pure and free
from glucose or other adulterous suli
stances. Ask your retail grocer for
California Fine Granulated. 43w2
Rats.— A 12 year old son of Mr
Truax, of West Des Moines township,
with some other boys, organized a rat
hunt recently and under the lloor of an
old shed on the place they killed 151
rats of different sizes and captured one,
a pure white one. Prof. Truax, of Os
kaloosa business college has provided
a cage for the white rat which can be
seen at his rooms on High street.
How Settled. The hired girl ques
tion at Burlington has resolved itself
into a 13-15-14 puzzle. The Gazette says
that the reason the foreign article is
preferred to those of the manor born
is l>ecause the American hired girl is a
being who enters domestic service
mainly for the purpose of making up
her wedding clothes on the family sew
ing machine, and w r ho w f ears a rose in
her hair and a hole in her stocking.
Soldiers’ Re-Union.— The third an
nual re-union of Lee county soldiers
and their friends will be held on July
2 and 3, at Fort Madison. lowa. Every
possible arrangement has been made
for a good time. The beautiful parks
have lieen secured for the use of the
soldiers, and the citizens of Fort Mad
ison will give them a free army dinner
in camp on Friday. On Saturday there
will tie speaking and general festivities
in the Old Settlers’ park.
Hotel Change.— Last Saturday a
deal was closed which has lieen under
negotiations for some days, by which
Mr. Fred Kelly, late of the Morgan
House, of Des Moines, becomes half
owner in the Downing House lease,
tliis city. Fred’s experience in hotel
management, and his extended ac
quaintance and iHipularity with the
traveling public, will lie a good card
for the Downing, and will insure an
increased patronage to the already pop
ular house.
Death of Supt. Lytle.— William
Lytle, formerly a superintendent of our
city schools died at Minneapolis, Minn.,
June fi. He will Ite well remembered
by the pupils and teachers of ten years
ago by whom he was much loved. The
cause of his death wiis lung disease
contracted in the prison pen at Tyler,
Texas, during the late rebellion. Since
leaving Oskaloosa, he studied law at
the State University and afterward hail
a position as an examiner in the (tension
Our George.—A Madison, Wiscon
sin, correspondent of “ The American
Angler ,” makes the following mention:
“Mr, George W. I.afferty, attorney of
the Rock Island and l’aeific Railway,
Oskaloosa, Iow r a, caught, on May 30,
eight muskallouge,and on May 31,seven
muskallonge, on Lone Stone Lake, the
largest tipping the scales at twenty
five pounds ; the others averaged eleven
pounds each ; also a large number of
black bass, pike and pickerel. This is
the liest two days’ catch for one man of
the season, and he was more than
pleased with his trip."
Old Time Pleasures.— The Knox
ville Reporter says that ‘‘James John
son, a young man at Swan, was stabtied
last Sunday at a baptizing by Washing
ton Wood in a fight. He was pretty
badly cut up, but it is thought he will
recover.” This is on the old Marion
grade of amusements. A camp meet
ing near lted Hock always was good for
a killing or two, saying nothing about
the scrapping matches which did not
furnish cadavers. This mixing of kill
ing with religious exercises must come
down direct to the Marionites from the
Ancient Druids, and affords them lots
of fun.
Savings and Loan.— At the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Os
kaloosa Savings and laam Association,
held Monday eveniug, the following
were elected directors for the ensuing
year : Henry Graff, James F. McNeill,
E. K. Himes, F. W. Loring, C. E.
land, C. T. Willard, W. W. Steward.
At a meeting of the directors after
ward, Jas. F. McNeill was elected
President; Henry Graff, Vice-Presi
dent; Ohas. E. lofiand. Secretary ; Ed.
K. Himes, Treasurer. The rejxirts of
the officers for the past year show the
association to lie in a most prosjierous
and flourishing condition. The savings
have tieen constantly loaned at a good
rate of interest.
Improvements.—O. Winter is build
inn a nea\seven room cottage upon his
south lot, to rent—cost alamt $2,000.
C. I*. Searle has added a rooruy hay
window on the west front of his res
idence which adds much to the ap|H*ar
ance and convenience of his home.
James Atchison’s #2,500 cottage in east,
end is alxmt ready for occupancy, ami
is cozy and attractive. J,. L. Hull is
clearing off his lot on Hast High street,
preparatory to erecting a line residence,
to be completed this fall. Dr. 11. C.
Huntsman is making some repairs at
his home. Dr. M. L. Jackson is build
ing a veranda on the north end of bis
cottage. Dr. D. A. Hoffman has newly
painted his dwelling, on Hast Main
street, a bright, unnamable color, which
will distinguish it from any other home
in the city.
Jersey Cattle Sale.— The Jersey
cattle sale on Tuesday, of Rev. E. L.
Briggs, at Ferndale Farm, was not
largely attended, and the cattle sold
brought very low prices, rather on the
Texas grade than on the aristocratic
Jersey. The following is the list sold,
the purchasers all being of this county:
Daisy, George Gilchrist, 960 ; Fannie,
•60 ; Juliette. 985 ; Lady Louisa. #25 ;
Merisaa 2d,#55 ; Princess L.,955 ; Caen
Signal, sl6 ; all to C. P. Dandy ; Fern
dale Rose, Mrs. Downing, 920 ; Lillian
V, Itev. D. C. Bevan, $45; Naomi’s
Prince, J. F. Everett, 930; Rosalind 6th,
M. M. Rice, 950 ; Viola D., John Cowan,
939; Waunita, J. M. Ward, Beacon,
981). The Juliette cow has a butter rec
ord of fourteen pounds per week on
grass alone, and others doing equally
as well were iu the list. The demand
was not ui> to the merits of tfcia breed.
Brigade Encampment.— lt has been
ordered that the first brigade of lowa
National Guards go into camp at Os
kaloosa Monday, July 26, 1886, and re
main in camp five days. The brigade
will number about 1200 men instead of
12000, as the types made us say last
Grand Hay Crop.— The hay crop
has not for years before been so far
advanced as that which now waves in
our meadows. It is very heavy in
growth, and some farmers havealready
commenced cutting. This is unusually
early. It means a good and profitable
return to the meadow owners.
Stopped It.— One day last week as
deputy county clerk Weaver was work
ing with a heavy cupboard or case for
holding blanks, the ease toppled over
upon him knocked him down, and cut
a gash in his scalp fully two inches long
and to the skull. It was a very narrow
escape and though quite a painful
wound, 11. P. isstill on duty,and can af
ford to be thankful that it was no worse.
Is This So V—The Albia Union re
marks that “Dave Crusen, who was
run over by the cars, at Ottumwa,
some weeks ago, will recover. His
brother was in Albia last week, beg
ging money to buy Dave a suit of
clothes. If Dave had let whisky alone
he would not be an object of charity.”
It was generally understood here that
Dave had been called over, but this
may be so.
The Best.— The Fourth of July cel
ebration that affords the most pleasure
is that where from two hundred to two
thousand people gather together. Aud
the place to find these pleasant gather
ings is not in the city, but out in the
country, where good cheer abounds,
and neighborliness keeps apace with
the patriotism of the day. All of us
old fellows remember the best days of
celebration ever passed were out in the
country, and that’s where you will find
us this year of grace and Grover!
Grasshoppers. —The Albia Union
of this week says: “The grasshoppers
are here again. Are hatching in
myriads on the south hill sides, and a
repetition of last year’s ravages is quite
certain. Farmers need hardly go to
the trouble of sowing buckwheat this
season. The hoppers are quite young,
some are not larger than a ilea, but
they are healthy, and will be ready for
work when the season has advanced.”
They have also appeared in Wapello
county. The will do no great harm.
Some Corn I’lantino.— Kate M.
Ramey, of Grinnell, is writing some
graphically descriptive letters to the
Grinnell Signal, from middle Tennes
see. This is how she describes corn
planting in that land of fine peaches
and complexions: “ These old fanners
here don't know how to make money;
this is the way some of them plant
corn: In the spring, when they feel
like it, they pull up the old stalks of
last year’s growth, drop the grains into
the holes made in the operation, cover
the corn with the lu>o, and planting is
Bio Fire.— Muscatine was visited
by a disastrous fire last Saturday fore
noon, caused by sparks from a Rock
Island engine. The yard and mills of
the Muscatine Lumber company were
destroyed, also four small dwellings,
two railroad and two wagon bridges.
The loss to the lumber company was
nearly $200,000, which included from
10,000,000 to 12,000,000 feet of lumber.
Insurance about three-fourths of loss.
One man named Cooper lost his life by
jumping from the burning mill, and
over 200 men are thrown out of employ
K. T. Charms— Uncle Henry Lyster,
of Long Beach, California, now an
octogenarian, has manufactured out of
sea shells some very handsome Knights
Templar watch charms, which he sent
to a friend in this city to sell for him.
The charms are in the shape of a Mal
tese cross, and may be seen at T. K.
Smith’s jewelry store. Uncle Henry
pro(R>seß to use the proceeds from the
sale of these charms to assist him in
attending the Triennial Conclave, to be
held at St. Louis next September, and
will also visit his old friends here for
a few days.
New Cutter. —The tailoring de
partment of Boyer & Barnes has lieen
greatly added to in the j»erson of L. J.
Herzog, of Cincinnati, who has charge
of the cutting department. He is a
workman of much experience, and gen
tlemen in need of well-fitting garments
cau do no better than to give him a
call. The department is well stocked
with all the seasonable patterns, which
will be made up at a rate that cannot
fail to satisfy. In the great general
dry goods stock all will be found that
is necessary to meet the demand of
every one of the good jieople of this
great county, with accommodating peo
ple to hand them out.
King Cole.— Friday June 18, will
lie remembered by amusement lovers
of this city, for on that date, rain or
shine, W. W. Cole’s Colossal Show will
pitch their monster tents here and give
two jierformances, afternoon and even
ing. Cole’s coming has always been
looked forward to with much pleasure,
as he always has kept faith with the
public. This season he has enlarged
his exhibition in all departments.
Prominent among the new attractions
are Dr. Carver’s “Wild West” com
bination of Indians, Cowboys and
Mexican Vanqueros, and the most
wonderful of all ierial artists “The
Silbons” whose mid air performances
away in the top of the tent will cer
tainly cause a sensation here. A grand
street paraue will be given at 10 A. M.,
and all should be on hand to witness
the oriental pageant.
To-Night’s Entertainment.— l*rof.
Karakiit, of Damascus, will leclure in
tlit* Presbyterian church this Thursday
evening at 8 I*. M. l‘rof. Haracat will
appear in the native costume, same as
vvorn by the people 4000 years ago,
and will tell about his personal ex
perience with the late Gen. Gordon,
and aliout the subject of missions in
the Bible lands, and customs, manners
and peculiarities, such as the harem,
slavery, child-weddings, funerals, etc.
In order that every one may attend
this interesting lecture, he will allow
every one to give at the close what he
pleases, not less than live cents, and as
much more as they please.
Thk K. ok i\ Hand.—Many of our
people do not appreciate the fact that
in the K. of I*. Hand Oskaloosa has one
o' the liest, if not the best band in the
State; nor do they appreciate the fact
that those com|>osing the band are all
eugaged in some kind of business, and
give much of their time to the public
without reward. It takes time, labor
and money to gain the proficiency in
music which they have attained. The
monthly collections made during the
season of Saturday evening concerts
barely cover the outlay for new music
and i nstructor. They are al ways read y
to raipond when called upon by the pub
lic for the public good. Their Satur
day evening concerts attract trancient
travel to our hotels over Sunday, and
afford much pleasure to our own peo
ple. We, as a community, owe these
men more than we realize upon first
thought. Many bands under full pay
make poorer music than does ours, yet
the only stimulus supporting the mem
bers of our band is the individual love
of music, of its members and the desire
that Oskaloosa should haveagood band.
We can well afford to be liberal with
the K. of J*. Baud.
The Baccalaureate address will be
delivered by Dr. Stuart, of Minneapolis,
on Sunday afternoon, June 20, at 4
Annual exhibition of the Argonaut
Society, Tuesday evening, at 7:30
Commencement exercises will begin
promptly at 10 o’clock a. m., Wednes
day, J une 23.
The Alumni address will be delivered
by Miss Eva Waggoner, Wednesday
evening, at 7:30 o’clock.
All exercises will lie held in the Col
lege chapel.
A cordial invitation is given to all
friends of the College to be present at
these exercises.
Now Defined.— An important quest
ion has been settled by the supreme
court of Illinois, the question as to
what degree or extent of drunkenness
constitutes a “a confirmed drunkard.”
In a recent trial this condensation of
legal lore decided that a man who be
comes intoxicated three times in a year
must be classed as coming under the
implied statutory definition of “con
firmed drunkard.” We publish this
item that some of our friends may
know what is going on in the courts
outside which make precedent. Next
the supreme court of lowa will adopt
that as good law, and then where will
some of you be? Cutoff the booze!
Mine Inspection Districts.— Mr.
Thomas Binks, of Wapello county, will
inspect for the first district, which
comprises all counties south of a line
bounding on the north tier of counties
running east from Pottawattamie so
far as and including Marion, where
the border line turns southward and
follows the north boundary of Wapello
and adjoining counties to the Mississip
pi river, comprising thirty-seven coun-
ties. The next district is to the north
and east of a line extending southward
on the boundary line between Worth
and Winnebago counties, and includ
ing Marshall and Jasper only, in this
there are thirty-seven counties, with
Joshua A. Smith, of Keokuk county, its
inspector. The remaining counties
compriseadistrictin which Polk county
is the extreme southeast corner, there
being thirty-five counties, in which J.
E. Stout, of Greene county, is inspector.
Comm enokment.— Oskaloosa Col lege
will hold its Twenty-Fourth Annual
Commencement on to-day—Thursday
—at the Opera House. The following
is the program:
Overture: Elks Reception~J. S. Cox.
Klunieinlied (Flower song)—Gustave flange.
Oration: Sell Culture, Charles M. Evans, Os
kaloosa, lowa.
Oration: Myopia, P. S. Olson. Neeuah, Wis
Birds of Passage Waltzes -Carl Faust.
Oration: Spiritual Thraldom, Eva A. Seevers,
Oskaloosa, lowa.
Oration: Power of the Orator, J. Howard
Moore, llptou, Kansas.
Overture: Selection from the Opera "Little
Duke,”—W. S. Ripley.
Annual Address, B. O. Aylesworth, Cedar
Rapids, lowa.
lu the New Home Waltzes—Keler Bela.
Conferring of degrees.
Potpourl: To-night We Say Farewell —
Created a Sensation.— At Detroit
on Decoration Day, a great sensation
was created by the Rev. Dr. Charles
Reilly, orator of the day at the soldiers’
monument. Dr. Reilly is the most
prominent Catholic priest in Detroit,
is pastor of St. Patrick’s church, and
known throughout the country as
Treasurer of the Irish Land League of
America. A crowd numbering about
4,01)0 gathered to hear his address.
After alluding to the day, Dr. Reilly
spoke of the fisheries trouble with Can
ada, and electrified his hearers by de
claring that the present government of
the United States did not know when
it was insulted. A great shout of ap
proval went up from the crowd. Con
tinuing, Dr. Reilly intimated that Eng
land always knew whom it could
insult with impunity. This sentiment
was received by another shout. Dr.
Reilly then remotely alluded to Eng
land’s attitude toward the North dur
ing the war, and said it was a shame
that the men who, twenty-five years
ago, would draw revolvers or go down
into their boot-legs for bowie-knives if
anybody said the United States would
be a free country, now hold the reins
of government. He said it was the
same lot who had England’s sympathy
and covert support during the war
that now sought by quiet means to de
grade the nation which they had once
in open rebellion attempted to destroy.
A Fat Tiiino.— Discussion having
been raised as to the city’s contract
with the Water Company, we quote
from the Des Moines Mail some facts
about the Des Moines company and its
contract with that city: It is a private
corporation, owning through purchase
of property and machinery a part of
its proi>erty, but coming into the own
ership of a growing plant through the
generosity of the city. All the expense
of trenching, furnishing and laying
mains for the company is borne by the
city: yet, as fast as they are extended
they become the company’s property,
while the city turns around and pays
the company for its water. In other
words, the city furnishes the water
company nearly all of its working out
fit—absolutely gives it—and then pays
liberally for the water that it could
not furnish except through these
mains. In addition to this, the Water
Company’s contract provides that the
city shall, in addition to laying its
maims, and paying it a rental, pay in to
the company an additional sura of
such an amount as may lie taxed by
State, county and city against the com
pany. The whole tax is remitted. The
city remits not only its own tax against
the corporation, but pays the county
and state tax for it and so, while it is
seeming an outrage, it is to the city’s
interests to make the tax us small as
possible, which has l>een done.”
Anotiiek Dual Drowning.— The
Marshall papers bring the sad news of
another double drowning, of two per
sons, near the Indian mills, two miles
east of LeGrand, on Wednesday last,
and the particulars are as follows : “A
large number of people for several
miles around made up a fishing party
for Wednesday afternoon, and with
their families went to have a good time.
After they had been fishing a short
time, lietween 4 and 5 P. m., Mr. Con
rad Kendall said to his wife that he
was very warm and he would go up
around the t>end and wash off. He un
dressed himself and in a few minutes
afterwards his wife saw him out in the
middle of the stream, which was not
twenty feet wide, throwing his hands
wildly about. She spoke to Mr. Her
nard (). Howard who was near her, and
told him for God’s sake to save her
husband, as he was drowning. Howard
hurried to the place and plunged in and
attempted to save him. Kendall grab
bed him in his wild endeavor to save
himself and both went to the bottom.
Neither of them could swim. By the
time the others could get to them they
had sunk for the last time. Their
bodies were found two hours after
wards in about eight feet of water, ly
ing locked in each other’s arms, and
were taken to their homes. Mr. How
ard was 44 years old and leaves a wife
and five children to mourn the unfor
tunate death of the husband and fath
er. He resided at Gilman. Mr. Ken
dall lived east of Gilman and south of
Montour, was 35 years old and }eavas a
lyife and one child to mourn his loss.”
Gleanings by Herald Reporters.
Herald Reporters in Council.
The reporters met at Thi Herald office,
Saturday afternoon, June 12th, at 2 o’clock, with
Vice-President Burgess in the chair.
The minutes of the two previous meetings
were read and approved.
The meetiug, on motion, decided to bold the
picnic on Saturday, the 14th of August, meeting
at The Herald office at ten o’clock a. m.
The committee on arrangements reported that
all necessary arrangements were made to insure
the picnic to be a suceess.
The committee on grove reported that they
had secured the flue grove Just east of H. W.
McNeill’s liue residence for the place of holding
the pfoulc.
The President appointed the following named
persons as a committee on program: D. M.
Perdue, Charles Stanley, M. G. Thomas, Belle
Stafford and Lou J. llamaker.
The resignation of W. A. Hainaker, Secretary
of the association, was read and accepted. On
motion, D. M. Perdue was elected Secretary to
till vacancy.
Each reporter was made a special committee
of one to invite their friends to attend the pic
President McAuley was chosen as the presid
ing officer of the day.
There being no further business, the meeting
A. J. Burgess,
Pleasant Grove.
The corn is now beiug cultivated and is in a
flourishing condition.
A dear little son of F. O. Price and wife was
called to his eternal home recently. He was
past two years of age, and was the eldest of a
family of two. The parents have the sympathy
of a large circle of friends. Whooping cougn
was the trouble, we understand.
Grandma Libby, of Barnes City, who has sur
vived three score years and ten, Is now in poor
Miss Katie McSpadden is conducting a good
school, we are informed.
Miss Katie Price was compelled to abandon
her school last week on account of lujuries re
ceived front being thrown from a horse.
One of the most enjoyable events of the
season was the social and play-party at the
home of Henry Grubb, on last Saturday even
ing. It was participated in by the young only,
and a good time is reported.
Sunaay school at Center was successfully con
ducted ou last Sabbath by Supt. G. W. Welch
and assistant J. C. Allen.
Dr. Davis, of Nassau, is attending William
Houghtou, who is convalescing.
No weddings, and but little sickness, to report
a /he roads are getting in good condition again.
June s. Truant.
Miss Lena Phillips is home for a two weeks’
stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Phillips.
Mr. Dan Harris and mother were Suuday vis
itors at Shadrach Morgan’s.
Mr. Win. Sprague Is building a corn-crib. Mr.
8. believes in preparing for the golden harvest
that Is coming.
Rev. and Mrs. Erastus Scott,of northern lowa,
are visiting relatives and friends in this vicin
Union Chapel is undergoing repairs—a much
needed improvement.
Mrs. M. 8. Dlxou, of your city, visited at Oriu
Inhere will be preaching at the Forest Grove
school house next Sunday,at 2:30 r. m.
Mr. John Felford, and wife, of Indiana, are
visiting his sister, Mrs. George Johnson.
Quite a number from these parts attended
the memorial services at your city.
Health good. Who.
June 8.
Owing to the change of time on the C. R. I. &
P., our mail leaves at 8:30 a. m., instead of 9,
and arrives about 7 t*. m. Some have already
been disappointed by the stage leaving before
they arrived.
Willis, Paul, Lucy and Jessie Fry were guests
of their sister Cassle last Sunday. Having par
taken of an excellent diuner, prepared by Mrs.
Tinsley, they took a trip to What Cheer, accom
panied by Misses Cassie Fry and Laura Maleby.
Mr. Smith has been re-rooflng the hotel, lie
has also applied for a patent on a garden hoe of
his own invention.
Mr. Socenian and wife are here visiting her
mother, Mrs. Beaus. He will probably move on
his farm near What Cheer, lie is working lu
the Interest of his hay-stacker, invented by him
and his brother, and which is pronounced a
grand success by those who have examined It.
Mr. Win. Evert, from near Des Moines, is here
visiting relatives and friends.
Dr. Athearn has received some flattering
promises in regard to Ills new Held of practice.
He expects to make North English hts home in
the near future. He will go thither himself in
about three weeks, but his family will remain
until October. He has a very neat house aud
barn, orchard and fruit, and 20 acres of land to
rent when he moves. Indianapolis will regret
losing the l)r., but we hope our loss will be his
gain. . .
Our schools close to-morrow after a two
months’ spring term. Mr. Darland will go to
his home in your city, and Miss Fry will return
to her home near Union Mills, where she will
spend two weeks, after which she will accom
pany her brother Willis to Nebraska. Our
schools have been under the control of Mr. Dar
land and Miss Fry for the past year, and with
the greatest success and satisfaction. This being
the last week of school, they have had more
invitations to tea than they could till. They can
ouly express their regret, knowing how much
they would have enjoyed the cake and straw
tierrles at the places which they were compelled
to refuse on account of previous arrangements
to dine elsewhere. The teachers express them
selves highly pleased with the kindness and
generosity of the people of this village, and
though they may never be permitted to labor
with them again, the pupils and patrons may
rest assured that they will always retain a place
in their memories, aud the veil will be often
be lifted and the happy faces of the children re
stored as wbeu they were seated at their desks
in the school-room.
A change of place will cause us to refrain from
corresponding from this place regularly, and we
leave the matter to some one else, hoping that
they will do more to make their items Interest
ing to the reading public. Should we write
from other parts our name would be changed,
and probably our old friends would not know
us. We therefore bid our Indianapolis friends
adieu, for ere this is published, away will have
flown the Robin.
June to.
Sharon Clippings.
Hon. H. W. Gleason was the orator of the
day at Albia on Memorial day. The Union
prints the oration lu full. It does Mr. Gleason
great credit.
A. J. Cope has returned from his California
trip, and reports having had a nice time. He
visited H. J. Vail, and reports him ulcely lo
cated and quite prosperous.
New Sharon will be placed upon wheels July
3d. Don’t fail to see the grand parade at 10 a.
Barney James recently sold a three-year-old
horse for sno. It pays to raise good stock.
Mrs. O. D. Bunker presents us with our first
lot of new potatoes. They are large and fine.
That good lady must have planted the seed
while the snow yet covered mother earth.
Richland claims to have a mineral spring near
her limits. We hope Us waters may prove bene
ficial for“the healing of the nations,’aud it may
be the means of causing Its owners to become
•’well heeled.”
We are pleased to be able to announce that
our school board have displayed their wisdom
by securing the services of Prof. W. H.Catbcart
as Principal of our schools for another year. It
was conceded by all that the school term lust
closed was the most successful of any In the his
tory of New Sharon, and It is only fair to pre
sume the coming year will be much more satis
We are pleased to notice In the 1885-’BC cata
logue of the Northwestern University, of Evans
ton, Illinois, that Henry Leonidas Ktndig, a
former student here, was awarded one of the
1 leering prizes for the best essay on competi
tion for place on Kirk prize coutest. Henry is
one of the best young men that ever went out
into the great world from “Proud Mahaska,”
and we are truly proud of his success, and hope
for him a well deserved, prosperous future life.
C. T. Bowen and 8 T. Kirk are home again
from their Denver trip, where they went to at
tend the funeral of Cal. Kirk. They report the
remaius in good ooudttion, and speak In high
term of the strangers who cared for them. He
died In a Catholic hospital and was buried at
Denver. Cal. was a highly educated man and
of manvgood qualities, and his host of friends
here will regret his death. His aged mother
and other relatives have the sympathy of all,
and they wish us to extend their thanks to the
friends and neighbors who assisted them aud
shared in their sorrows.
North Spring Crook.
Jerry Ballinger died at his home on the sth,
after many months of suffering, and was buried
on Monday, the 7th, in Forest cemetery, ser
vices conducted by Rev. Thomas Ballinger.
Henry Glasscock moved into his own house
last week.
Mr. Harry Campbell and family, of Illinois,
are at father Dickey’s to spend the summer.
Miss Cinda Woodward, of Oskaloosa, was an
over-Bunday guest at the Stafford home.
Sylvester Barton lias a new nw»f on his barn
in place of the one taken off by the storm.
Mrs. Mattie Butler is visiting at her father's,
Mr. Jason Boswell’s.
Mr. Luther Goddard aud wife, of Adams,
were over-Sunday visitors at James Stafford’s.
We had quite a severe hail storm In this sec
tion Sunday evening.
Uncle Dan Nelsou’s health continues quite
Our road supervisor has done some good
work, which was badly needed.
June 10. Sunbbam.
Farmers are needing rain.
A number of our prominent Republicans at
tended tile convention at Oskaloosa last Satur
Ed. Nash attended High School Commence
ment last Thursday.
John Hook Is building a new dwelling north
of town.
Mrs. Jennie Kunnells, of Oskaloosa, visited at
I. Slater’s last week.
Mrs. K. L. McKinney is visiting at Hedrick
tills week.
Miss Carrie Nash returned home Saturday
from your city, where she has l>een teaching
Miss Uussle Kills aud niece. Miss Alice, of
Oskaloosa, are visiting with Mrs. A. H. Coin
Our schools close Friday.
Miss l.aurie Doolittle went to your city Fri
day to attend the High School Commencement.
Mrs. Jas. English spent a few days In your
city last week.
The Mailing party, Monday, was greatly en
joyed by all who attended.
Mr. Rankin, of Pennsylvania, Is here visiting
his brother, Sam Rankin.
Our talk Is of celebratlug the 3d this year.
Junes. Tktxv.
A grand wedding took place last week; Mr.
Joseph Norwood and Miss Hannah Story, Rev.
Judu, of Oskaloosa, olttclatlug. Over one hun
dred and Hfty people were present, and partook
of the banquet in the grove by the house. The
happy couple received many valuable present!*.
May their journey of life be full of happiness.
Work in the mines has started up and at full
time so far this mouth.
A great time Is anticipated for the 4th of July.
It will be celebrated ou the east side of Scott's
f;rove. Anybody fond of good singing can hear
l then, as Excelsior won’t take a back seat !u
the singing line. There will be speaking by the
greatest orators of the day.
The tern iterance society Is still going on. Mr.
John Reyuolds has quite a readable paper In
almost every meeting. Mr. Atchison made a
very sensible address last week, as he is a well
read man.
Some of the youug folks talk of continuing the
literary society. Watch man.
Spring Crssk.
News scarce.
Mrs. Elliott Barnes and lltUe son, from Fort
Podge are visiting with her pareuts, Mr. and
Mrs. John Karnes.
Walter Campbell aud wife, of your city,
were guests at the Barnes mansion on last
Rev. Rddy, of your city, preached a splendid
sermon at Buckeye on last Sabbath. He will
preach again next Sabbath at S o’clock.
Mr. anu Mrs. Stantou, living west of your
city, weiy over-Sunday visitor* with their
pareuts, Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.
Tl»e meeting at Thk Hkhai.ii reporters was
got very well attended last Saturday.
Singing next Saturday evening at Mr. fitch’s.
With this issue we close a five years’ exper
ience as correspondent for The Herald at
this place, and during that time we have missed
writing but once; that was the week of the Gar
fleld memorial services. We have tried to
gather the news as best we could from the most
reliable source. How well, we leave all who
read it from’time to time to Judge. Our
relations with all connected with The Herald
have been of the most pleasant kind, and we
will try In the future to keep the readers of the
paper supplied with the various happenings in
this vicinity.
Conductor Theo. Ward, who has been run
ning a train on the C., R. I. & P. for the past ten
years, was last week promoted to passenger
conductor, fnun Trenton to Davenport. His
host of friends along this line will be all greatly
pleased, for he is the most accommodating con
ductor the company has.
Our schools closed last Friday. They spent
the day in the grove, where they all took bas
kets of good things. They were furnished with
lemonade and candy to Uieir hearts content. A
very pleasant day was spent with the little ones
by all present.
Our little friend Zella Hutchins sent us a
handsome bouquet last Friday evening, made
of many kinds of flowers, for which we return
our many thanks for thus being remembered.
Charley Bush, foreman of the C., 1L I. & P.
fency gang, is here with his men putting in a
lot of new fence along the right-of-way.
M. M. Dickson lost a tine Durham cow, valued
at $75.
W. A. Williams Is the new agent in place of
B. H. Harding. We hope be may succeed in
giving satisfaction to our people here; but it
will be a long time before we can forget the old
one. sure.
The Rose Hill base ball club played a game of
ball with the Atwood club, east of this place,
last Saturday. Our boys won the game by a
score of 31 to 14,
“Truant,” one of The Herald reporters,
was in town Tuesday morning, and called to see
Last Sunday was children’s day. The M. E.
church was beautifully decorated with flowers
and evergreens. The services were conducted
by Rev. Fraker. The little ones did their part
well to make the entertainment a success.
W. J. McFarland has charge of the local
freight on the branch. This is a well deserved
Moore, Dickson & Co, shipped one car of cat
tle and one of hogs to Chicago last evening.
Mrs. A. B. Dillon is visiting relatives in Ot
tumwa this week.
Abner Taylor is no better, and but little hope
is entertained of his recovery.
Rev. Thomas Morrow’s little boy is very low
with braiu aud spinal trouble.
Last Friday a swarm of bees located in the
side of the dwelling house of Henry Warrick, In
Tiago. going in at a knot-hole in the weather
Farmer Sarvls dislocated one of his knees last
Monday. ... „
J. N. Wymore received a severe kick from a
horse while In your city last Saturday. He is
Taylor’s school-house every Sunday morning at
9t30 o*clock.
M. M. Dickson and J. K. Means are taking in
Chicago this week.
June 16. Republican.
I). M. Perdue,
On last Saturday the Mission Ridge school
gathered at the river near Currier’s mill and
spent the day fishing. Quite a number of
parents met with the children with baskets well
filled. All report an enjoyable time.
Oscar Votaw and wife were Sunday visitors
with A. J. Burgess aud wife. ,
Frank Perkins and wife Sundayed with father
Geo. Moore and his two sisters were Sunday
visitors at the Perkins mansion.
Supervisor R. P. Bacon, of your city, was look
ing over the many bridges in this section, and
called. . „ ..
John Brown, of Rose Hill, is plastering O. h.
GasklU’s new house.
J. W. Bridges attended the funeral of Uncle ,J.
Htlleary, near Burlington, last week.
The people of Rose Hill and vicinity will cele
brate the 3d of July In the grove near that town.
All are invited. Fire-works at night.
Geo. Perkins purchased a new spring wagon
of Levi Cook.
Weather very warm. Farmers busy.
Well pleased with Judicial nominations.
We were vistted with a very refreshing rain
James Sheehy’s wife is very sick at present
with malaria fever. Dr. Keables is attending
T. C. Coakley and A. Vlerson spent Sunday in
New Sharon.
Mrs. G. B. Williams has returned to her home
at Pella, after spending a week with her sister
Maggie. .
Miss Mollie Billings spent Sunday with her
friend, Mamie Coakley. Mollie Is one of Mahas
ka’s best teachers, and we wish her success.
Mrs. U. Mathers lias a brother and his wife,of
Osage City, visiting her.
C. T. Bowen, of New Sharon, is spending a
few days on Skunk river tishing.
Corn is booming. All other crops look wed.
June to. Junk Bun.
A picnic was had in Shirk’s grove on Friday
bv the school children. All enjoyed themselves.
Mrs. Maggie Smart and son Willie returned
on Monday from an extended visit to Kirk
Peter Williams and John Loyd, of Kirkvllle,
were in town over Sunday.
Jinkin D. Reese was over from What Cheer
this week.
After spending a week here with relatives.
Miss Cora Price returned to her home at Topeka,
Kansas, on Thursday.
Mrs. T. C. Sullivan spent a few days with Ed
dyville friends. #
M. C. Ruby has sold his dwelling house to Doc
Cross, of Givin.
Mrs. McGill, of lies Moines, spent a few days
with her mother, Mrs. John Sullivan.
J. J. Jones is off for a brief visit with relatives
in Wisconsin.
J. H. Porter has bought another lot. John
Metcher purchased two lots lately.
John Madison is busy building an addition to
his house. J. G. Jones is erecting a barn, and
lias added a porch to Ills house. J. J. Jones
and sous are building a dwelling house.
Mrs. Lizzie Vials and children are here visit
ing with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Toy.
June 15. Liva.
Farmers are plowing their corn for the third
This dry weather is beginning to show a lit
tle on the oats. However, we hope to see it
rain soou.
We are glad to And that we have an assist
ant reporter in North Union. It is out of the
question for one reporter to give all the news
of a township.
We enjoyed ourself finely while at the Sun
day-school Convention in your place last week.
Think Mr. Clark, of Chirinda, lowa, got off a
good joke ou Gov. l-arrabee about going to the
penitentiary. The Governor was cheered and
received heartily by the |>cople for his stand
on tiie temperance question.
There is to be a festival to-night at Fairview
church. Hope it will be a success.
From our judgmeut ami observation lowa
will soon be a stock State. Farmers are grad
ing up their stock and seeding down their farms.
We were a little surprised to find that some
three ot our directors were hauled in on the
maps sold by a certain agent, and have had
to come iu litigation before our worthy County
Superintendent. Thirty years of experience in
the school room has proven to us that but
profit has been gained to the pupil by such
We cannot come to the picnic.
June it. w.
We are In need of a rain. The late planted
corn, small graiu and oats are all suffering on
account of the dry weather.
Mrs. Lulu Teakle, nee Richard, of Harper,
Keokuk county, visited last week with
her parents and other friends here.
Some of the people here who are the most in
terested in Sunday-school work attended the
convention last week, and report as being well
entertained, and was much pleased witli the re
l»ort of the Sunday-school work iu the State. It
surely speaks well for the State.
There Is some kind of a disease going about
here affecting milch cows. Several have al
most died with the disease lately. The disease
is not known, but It resembles lung fever some
This vicinity lias been visited with two quite
large fires the last two days. On last Thursday
morniug, at about« o'clock, the farm house of
Ezra Hoover, about 154 miles north-east of
town, took fire from adefectlve flue and burned.
Mr. Ross and family, who occupied it. lost all
that was up stairs, amounting to about $l5O.
Most all of the goods In the lower part of the
house were saved. The house was well insured,
Mr. Hoover holding a policy in the Hawkeye
company for SOOO. And on last Sunday morning,
about 5 o’clock, the fine, new barn of UucTe
Sammy Robertson was seen on fire up in the
hay mow. It was discovered in time to save ail
the contents but the hay and grain. There
were about 20 tons of hay and only about 4o
bushels of oats and corn. The barn was built
two years ago, at a cost of $t,500. He had it in
sured for sl.ouo and SIOO ou the hay iu the
Hawkeye comnauy. It Is not known how it
caught lire. We understand that both will
rebuild again soon.
We are sorry to learn that Miss Maggie Ham
ilton, who was our primary teacher during our
last s months of school is dangerously sick at
tier home iu l’ella with lung troubles.
Misses belle and Lillie Aiken went last Fri
day to Montezuma to visit a week with their
sister, Mrs. J. W. Jarnagln.
Us Republicans up here are well satisfied
with the nominations made at the convention
last Thursday.
John Voorhees and I). 8. Fleck went up be
yond Des Moines a f-w miles last week, and
each purchased a tine bull.
John Voorhees went to Chicago the first of last
week with his and his son K’s. cattle. John’s
cattle sold for 5 cents per huudred more than
any other cattle sold that day. The commis
sion man said they were the best fattened lot
cattle that beeu iu the yards for a long time. 9
of them were two years old this spring, and
averaged 1330 pounds each. One of the nine
weighed 1420. We count Black Oak ahead ou
that score.
A team of Mr. Redmau’s got away from his
boys and ran about a half mile. Not very much
damage vt as done.
Mrs. E. T. Ryan returned from Nebraska last
week, where she has been for six weeks taking
care of her daughter Sarah, who has been sick
out there for the last three months. She has
recovered sufficiently to come home witti her
Mr. Kyan and wifw visited with his brother,
K. T. Kyan, a few days week before last.
Mrs. Louisa Ktair and baby boy, of Kansas,
are upending the summer here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Whltacre went to Sigourney
last Friday and stayed over Sunday, visiting
relatives and friends, returning yesterday.
June IS. w. x.
Leighton Boaineu Items.
Having lust opened a splendid, new and com
plete stock of general merchandise at the form
er stand of John Walton, at Leighton, I would
hereby extend a cordial invitation to the public
to come and Inspect the same and learn my
prices. Oskaloosa and Pella prices guaranteed
on everything, and on some goods away below,
- especially on Hoots and Shoes, of which I keep
a full line. Don’t fail to see me, for If good
goods and low prices will tell, I know you will
be satis tied, and come again.
Yours respectfully,
June ihm. O. 8. Baron.
The farmers are anxious for rain. Hmall
grain Is needing It, but corn Is not suffering yet.
8. H. Hinzman Is Improving the l.ioks of Ids
premises by raising his house and repairing It
W. F. Knott Is home from Burlington College
for vacation. lie won a prize In oratory at one
of the society oontests. We are proud of such
young men.
Maggie Doolittle Is home from Washington,
where she has been teaching language in the
academy. Hhe expects to attend the National
Association at Topeka, and theu go to Denver
before the academy opens In the fall.
Frank Byram Is spending a week with friends
The proprietors of the tile mill are making
more good improvements.
F. N. Byrain attended the 8. 8. convention at
Kev. Frey will fill his usual appointment Bab
'Die M. K. congregation will hold children’s
day exercises next Sabbath.
Our supervisor Is having the roads put In good
Frank Funk’s child, 10 months old, climbed up
and took the lid of a lye can from the stove and
licked it. Fortunately there was not much of
the lye sticking to the lid, and no serious In
jury was done. His lips and tougue are quite
Dan Oaves sold a young colt, at weauiugtliue.
for gioo.
O. B. McFall and F. M. Triplett are having
their bouses painted,
Mr. Wqrner’s team ran away to-day, smash
ing things, and sklnulng Mr. W.’s arm. A poor
pair of lines.
The birds claimed and got most of the cherries.
June M. T*uxy.
Rose HilL
White Oak.
Elk Creek.
Dr. Park, of Tracy, reports business poorer
in his line the past mouth than it has been for a
long time.
At five o'clock Sunday morning, 13th inst.,
James Chew, on going the barn at Sam Robert
son’s, discovered lire In the hay. The barn and
contents were destroyed, with the exception of
horses and farm implements, which were re
moved Suppost dto have been tired by tramps.
Loss $1,20U; insurance Sl.ooo.
The dedication of the Olivet P. M. church will
occur on June 27th instead of June noth, as given
last week.
A. C. Ross has been selected township secre
tary for the Sunday-school association, aud all
Habhalh-schools iii the township will report to
Miss Carrie L. Smith sent a basket of flowers
to the National cemetery at Little Rock, Ark.,
and received from the keeper a courteous reply,
saying that in live minutes after they were re
ceived they were placed upon the graves. Such
promptness settles the memory of that official
deep in the hearts of the people here.
Your worthy townsman, Hon. H. W. Gleason,
was out trying a case before Justice Walker the
other day, and, after two efforts, he gained a
verdict for his client, 11. A. Foster, proprietor
of the Leighton coal mine.
On the morning of the 13th, with thermome
ter above ninety, we started to the bluffs in the
north edge of Jefferson township. One of the
horses failing to stand the heat, we were delayed
until 3 o’clock, but we saw the bluffs just the
A. T. Thompson returned from a term of
school at Shenandoah, lie reports a pleasant
aud profitable sea a ou.
Mrs. Stanley and her son Mathew, of Oskaloo
sa, were visiting her stepson, T. M. Price, last
Miss Duke, of Washington, was with her
cousin, Mrs. D. F. Luughlln, the past week.
Our weather is hot,hotter,hottest.with no rain
for a long time. We hope for a change soon.
June 13. War Eagle.
West Harrison.
Weather very dry, with no prospect of rain.
Small grain is suffering for want of rain. The
earth about young fruit trees is baked almost
as hard as the public road, and many of the
trees are dying—those planted this spring.
Early corn looks well where the seed proved
good. Some few iields had to be replanted on
account of poor seed. Moles, mice and worms
are injuring some fields. Early potatoes prom
ise a good crop, but if the present dry weather
continues a week or two they will be cut short.
The condition of the fruit crops has changed a
great deal since our last Apples have fallen
badly, aud the crop will be light generally.
Many trees are on the decline, and wul not live
through the summer. Plums will be quite
scarce. Early cherries ditto, while late ones
will be more plentiful. Strawberries are
abundant, but the dry weather is affecting the
size and quantity.
The supervisors in the different road districts
are busy repairing the roads, aud already their
(the roads) condition is very much improved.
The township trustees have received and are
testing a Victor road-grader, with a view to buy
ing one for the township, or for district number
Children’s day will be observed at Fairview
church next Snuday; exercises to begin at 10:30
o’clock A. M.
Mr. M. C. Zorns has bought him a horse and
buggy, with which to carry the mail from Mucliy
to Giviti and Excelsior.
W. H. Tullis is starting a herd of Jersey cat
tle. He has bought 3 cows aud the bull Jupiter
O. of C. P. Dandy. Tills is enterprise worthy of
success, and we hope he will win it.
Miss Mary Bovell has closed her spring term
of school, and is at home.
Air. Earnest Wright, of Akron, Ohio, is stop
ping with Ids cousins, the Lakins, and will prob
ably make lowa Ins bone, or some other
part of the west. He ts well pleased with the
Health of the community pretty good.
News scarce. Buckkyk.
June ».
Pleasant Grove.
The weather for the past few days has been
intensely warm, and corn is Just getting along
tine. Small grain and meadows will be a little
deficient on account of the dry weather.
Miss Katie E. McSpadden is conducting a
successful term of school at Riggs’ school house.
Quite a number of the young folks entertained
themselves recently at the residence of Henry
Grubb and wife, by engaging in an evening so
cial and play-party. A good time is reported.
Edward Colville, a successful agriculturist of
South River, made a visit in the grove Satur
day and Sunday. Of course, we were all glad to
see him.
We enjoyed the correspondents’ meeting on
We were in Rose Hill on Tuesday, and called
to see our friend “Republican.”
Sunday-school at Center is progressing very
nicely under G. W. Welch.
Rev. Tracy will preach at Sand Ridge. Friday
evening and Saturday, and w ill probably hold
over Sunday. Tkuant.
June 13.
East Harrison.
Mr. and Mi-s. S. Harper were the guests of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Stephen, last
On last Sabbath, at 2 o'clock. Cedar Chajiel
held special services for the children, and pre
sented the Christian culture and conversion of
the young upon the minds of tlie entire congre
gation. A pleasing aud instructive programme
was arranged, and all present enjoyed them
selves and encouraged the children.
There was a festival at, Unity church Tuesday
evening, June 15. The proceeds were for the
benefit of the church.
Mrs. W. Davis, of Drakeville, low i, and Miss
Bryant were guests of relatives in this locality
early in the week.
Quite a number from this neighborhood at
tended the Sunday-school Convention in Oska
loosa last week.
Miss Evans was an over-Sunday visitor at Mr.
John Tenuis’.
Mrs. /. Scranton, of Washington, la., returned
home Monday, after spending a few days with
her sister, Mrs. C. Bradley.
Miss Jessie McCord closed a successful term
of school at /.oar last Friday.
Saturday afternoon, June 12. the children of
Mrs. Tir/.a Hammond’s Sabbath-school class
met at her home in Harrison, by invitation to a
strawberry supper. The table was arranged
with good eatables, to which all did ample jus
tice. The afternoon was spent pleasantly, and
llie little folks departed for their homes ex
pressing themselves as having bad a very good
Rev. Morrow, of your city, preached at Unity
church last Friday afternoon. Cbickkt.
Oregon’s Offerings.— Those who
visited Oregon last summer with tlie
lowa Press Association or have been
visitors to the Pacific coast this summer
will have some idea of the contribution
from that section for the honors paid
to the remains of (Jen. (Jrant on Mem
orial Oay. A car load of (lowers were
sent for that purpose. The collection
included every variety of (lowers to be
found on the Pacific coast, either in hot
bouses or growing wild, and they were
w’orked into almost every emblem ap
propriate as a tribute to the dead hero.
The most striking piece was a life-size
equestrian statue of the general, in
(lowers. The horse was composed of
white candytuft and the model was
excellent. The saddle was made of red
geraniums and the mane and tail were
constructed of a feathery white grass.
The figure of the general was packed
separately and was placed on the horse
when it reached its destination. The
coat was made of blue agertum, the
trousers of white candytuft, and the
hat of roses with a plume of pampas
(lowers, but there was noattempt to re
produce the likeness of the general.—
Mason City Republican.
Why pay .$1.50 for a sack of Flour
when you can get a lietter one for $1 35
at .1. W. LalTollett’s One Horse
Grocery. 43 wl
for men and boys. New invoice just
received in stilt, soft and straw ; new
est styles. Do not fail to call and get
our prices. You will save money at
43w‘2 I). W. Goring & Co.’s.
Price Buggy harness and saddles at
L. L. Hull’s liefore buying, and save
money. Hull sells cheap. 43wl
About June 20, I expect to remove
my “One Horse Grocery” one door west.
43wl .1. W. Laftollett.
Granulated sugar 12 U>s. for SI.OO.
Standard A sugar 13 ” ”
Extra fine C sugar 14 ” ”
atG.S. Barons’s, Leighton. 43w2
Hammocks and tly-nets at
43wl L. L. Hull’s.
Stockmen and Farmers interested in
stacking hay, call and get circular de
scribing one of the cheapest and best
machines in the market.
43w3pd Green & Thomas.
If yon Wiint to save money, go to
Loring’s for hosiery. 432 w
$1.35 buys at J. W. Laffollett’s a
better sack of Hour than you have been
paying #1.50 for elsewhere. 43wl
Beautiful Lap Dusters at others’ cosl
43wl L. L. Hull’s.
in all the new shades, we offer at half
value. l)o not fail to take advantage
of this drive. You will find the goods
at Ijoring’s. 43w2
A splendid grained two buckle shoe
for workingmen for only one dollar at
G. S. Baron’s at Leighton. 43w2
Trunks and valises cheap, at
43wl L. L. Hull’s.
All standard prints only 5 cents a
yard at G. S. Baron’s,
43w2 Leighton lowa.
100 Odd Coats for men and youths,
left from suits, worth from to $lO.
Your choice for $2 50 and #3. Closing
out sale at lA)ring’s of * ready-made
clothing. 43w2
1 sell goods so cheap that you cannot
afford to trade away from home, I need
your help to make a success. Let us
make acquaintance at once; so nail
at John Walton’s former stand,
Leighton. 43w2
Try a sack of “Hearts’ Ease” Flour
guaranteed to give satisfaction, only
$1.30, at the new Flour and Feed store
of Tyaseling Bros. & Co., one-half block
north of the northwest corner of the
square. 42wl
500 Styles, from
4c. to 95c.
n some cases Worth Double
what we ask.
We have 100 PIECES more
than we need, and for that rea
son YOU can get a BARGAIN.
it ms
Choice Variety, from
84c. to $12.38 Each.
Svery One a Positive Bargain !
It will PAY YOU to
Come Quick!
The Magnet.
Weeks & Steward.
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.
At the luuyest rate of interest, and
on better terms on farm property than
hits ever been offered in this county,
(’all at my office for particulars.
37-3 mo C. P. Searle.
in great variety and at rock-bottom
prices, at Boring’s. 43w2
Local Market*.
APPLES 75®1.00
POTATOES (new) 76® 80
CORN 28® 30
OATS 26® 30
BUTTER 10® 15
EGGS 07® 08
CHICKENS, live, per doz 2.2602.40
II0(48, per 100 lbs 3.00®3.40
HAY, per ton [email protected]
Chicago Markets.
Chicago, June lf>, 1886.
WHEAT-7354 cash; 37»[email protected]* July.
CORN-3454®34 :, » cash; 35\©35Vi July.
OATS- cash; 27 % July.
The Drovere’ Journal reports:
CATTLE—Receipts, 0 600 head; shipping
steers, 4.&5®5.60; stoekers and feeders. 2.70®
4.50; cows, bulis and mixed, t.75®4.00, the bulk
at 2,[email protected]
HOGS-Receipts,23,ooo head; rough and mix
ed, 3.95©4.20; packing and shipping, 4.10®4.30;
light. 3.96®4.26; skips. [email protected]
SHEEP.—Receipts, 3,200 head; natives 1.25®
JUNK BRfifiZftS!
Mitch Wilson’s
Laden with the Choicest Bargains,
Are very necessary for every lady, and we are making “fall prices” at the beginning of warm weather to make them go.
Lawns, India Linens and Nainsooks,
1 And all kinds of .Summer Dress Goods are going fast, and the prices we will name must close them out iu the next
Ladies,’ Misses and Children’s
Cotton and Lisle Thread Hosiery,
A Large Assortment sf Styles and Colors at the Lowest Possible Prices.
A Nice Line of Ladies’, Gents’, and Children’s Balbriggan, India Gauze and Summer Meriuo Underwear. See them
and you will buy them.
Kid, Silk, Lisle Thread and Cotton Gloves,
’ Lace Curtains, Curtain Laces, Table Linens, Linen Table Sets, Corsets, &c., in endless variety
and at prices to suit the closest buyers.
* The Best Line of Laundried and Unlaundried Shirts
t la the City. Neither Shirts or Prices can be duplicated elsewhere. Mens,’ Youths,’ and Boys’
> Clothing, Hats and Caps
r At Cost, and less than Cost, to close out. Yours for the Beet Bargains Goiug.
'[ Northwest Corner of Square.
Stiff, Soft and Straw.
Fancy Shirts and Ties.
New and Attractive Styles in
Our Merchant Tailoring
Is better than Ever.
New styles in Men’s, Ladies’ and
Very Cheap.
The latest in Men’s, Ladies’ and
For Fat Men, All New.
We can also furnish the same for
thin men.
Full lines of Staple and Fancy
loyer* Baits,
No. 103, West Side. 3stf
The Dangler Single Generator
Let Every Housekeeper make her Home comfortable by using
one of these Stoves. Best, most economical, band
some, reliable, convenient and most
durable ever made.
The Flues, Ovens, Closets, Reservoirs, Fire Boxes and Ash Pans are largo and perfect If every
respect. These g ods are made of the Rest Brands of Pig Iron onlv. no Scrap Iron being
used. The castings are smooth and well fitted, and ail parts exposed to the Are
It is a Handsome Stove in Appearance and
Perfect in Operation.
These Stoves are Perfect Bakers and are wonderfully Economical In the use of Fuel. The Flues
are so large that they will work where any Cook Stove will, and where many will not.
Thousands of the Riverside Cooks an.l Ranges are in daily use all over the west,
and yet we have very little call tor Repairs. These goods are for sale by
Who also keep a General assortment of HARDWARE, BABB
Square, Oskaloosa, lowa.
C. B. West.
C. B. West & Co.,
(Successors to Oskaloosa Implement Company.)
Agricultural Implements.
Sewer Pipe,
Ami all the Latest Improved, and best Farm Machinery.
Cash Paid for SEEDS. Give Us a Call.
C. B. WEST & CO.,
Corner of West High and ,Jefferson Streets.
A Long Felt Want SoiM.
To our Customers in and around
Oskaloosa, and the honored public in
general, we beg leave to announce that
we have opened a
Exchange Store
one-half block north of the northwest
corner of the suuare, near the Oska
loosa National Hank, where we will
keep a full stock of Flour of our own
manufacture, as well as the Popular
Dakota and Kansas Braids.
Mill Feed, Meal, Corn, Oats,
Etc., which, since we are manufactur
ers, we can and will sell at manufact
urer's prices, at wholesale and retail,
and deliver free to any part of the
city. Give us a trial and convince
yourself, not only of the quality of our
goods but of the fairness of our deal
ings and prices.
Our Exchange Department
will be conducted the same as at our
Mills in Pella: Flour and Offal for
Wheat, Meal for Corn, and Ground
Feed for all kinds of Grain. Please
give us a trial, and be convinced that
we carry out our motto: “A good bar
gain is good for both parties concerned.”
We especially invite Dairy Men and
Heavy Feeders to call and get our
prices. Very truly yours,
Proprietors of the Washington Roller
Mills at Pella, lowa. G. C.
Nichol, Manager. 41ml
Kellogg Pumps, Threshers,
J. H. Dusenberry

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