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Frotessionai Cards.
rive lines or less, per year t 6 OO
Each addtUooai line 1 OO
Dr. m. l jackbon.
Surgeon Dentist.
Office io Eichiare block, on Hl|k street,
Oskaloosa, lows, over J. W. Morgan t drug
tore. ...** _
. Dentist.
Olßoe on south side of Square over J. M. Jones
A Co’s., oboe store Nitrous Oxide Gas used
for painful operations. lA >
•’ Physician and Surgeon.
Office in Herald Block, over T K. Smith’s jew
elry etore. Residence, Second avenue, between i
A and B streets. Telephone No. 90. *«tf
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office on south side of square, over Wilson's
harness etore. Residence tlhree blocks sooth
of Opsrs House ♦"»-
iVI. Physician and Surgeon.
Office on west side of public square, over
Miss Anderson ’s millinery store. Night calls |
promptly attended. •* |
Dental Surgeon.
Work done of every kind and in the moat ;
approves! seienttttc manner. Office over J. M. i
Jones A Co.’s shoeffiore, south aide. Oskaloosa, ,
lows ,T
J- L. cornu,
• Homeopathic Physician ASurgeon.
Will attend all calls, day or night. Office in
the Frankel rooms in Union block. Keeldenoe
corner or Bllen and Jeflersou n3o
80. J. TUBNKB, M. D-.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office in Bridges’ building, one door went of
Karaier* and Traders National Hank south aide
square. He ideuce i blocks south and 4 blocks
weetof Herald Block •*’
Physician and Surgeon,
Oskaloosa. lowa. Office northeast corner ol
rquare, middle rooms up stairs in new Masonic
building. Kesideooe on High street, 3 blocks
east of square. Telephone connection at offloe
and residence with all parts of the city. 80
ttTw7 m. wells.
Catarrh. Throat A Lung Physician,
Aud Specialist for Cbronio Diseases generally.
Consultation personally or by letter. Office
and Dtipeoaary over May** Dru* Store, Weal i
High Street. Office hours from 9t014 A. M., and
from Ito &r. M. Consultation free. n*t> j
DA. HorrMAN. M.D. R.C. Hoffman, M. D.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. E.
ohuroh, near 8. B. corner of square. Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residence on Main street, three blocks
east of the pjiblio square. 20_
I S. HODGE, M. I>.
Homeopathic Physician and
All diseases of the Kec'um treated by Dr. F.
H. Ronck’s system, as used by liini in bis Sur
gical Dispensary in Chicago
Piles. Fistula. Fissur*. Prolapsus and Uloern
tioo successfully treated without the use of
caustic, ligature or knife,
All treatments painless, and a cure guaran
teed In most cases. The best of reference*
it I veu upon application. Consultation Iree.
Office hour* 10 to 14 a. m . and l to 3 »’■ m. 90 tf
Eye ati'l Ear Physician.
Eyes eatefully tested end nmnurel for specta
cles. Oskaloosa. lowa. 2u
• Attorney-ut-Law.
Collections made; real estate sold and ex
<-hanged. Office over Mahaska County liana IV
J Attorney ami Counselor at Law.
Office over M. Wilson’s store. Oskaloosa,
lowa. ***
r~v M. PBUDUB,
U* Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Public, Kos© Hill, lowa.
A ttorney-at* I .aw,
And Notary Public. Office in Union block,
over Weeks & Steward’s store. tWf
And Notaries Public. Office over Smith A
Brewster's boot and shoe store, Oskaloosa. -* ll
Gleason a haskkll
A ttorney s-at- Law.
Office In Phoenix bh>ck. Oskaloosa. lowa.
Business promptly attended to. *>_
and Notary Public. Office southwest oorner of
park, over Levi's clothing Store. -btf
A ttorney g-at-La w,
Oskaloosa, lows Office over Knapp A Spald
ing’s hardware store.
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office over Mitch Wilson’s.
N. K. oorner of Park. Farm and city property
for aale. **tf
Oskaloosa. lowa. Will practice in all the
courts office over the Oskaloosa National
Bank. *>
Oskaloosa, lowa. Business attended to In both
State acd Federal Court*. Office, rooms 1 and
s, over Weefca A Steward's store. ‘M
Oao. W. LarrcßTY. Obo C. Mososs.
Office over Oskaloosa National Bank. OwM»-
looaa. lowa- rL
and Notaries Public. Office first door west of
Recorder's office. National Bank building,
Oskaloosa, lowa.
and Notary Public, Oskalooea, lowa. Office In
Ceoteaolal block, over Frankel’s clothing
store, north side square. Practice In all of the
courts of the State. ***
” Attorney-Ht-I^aw,
and government claim agent. Offloe In Boyer
A Barnes’ block, Oskaloosa, lowa. Prompt at
tention given to collections. Probate business
will receive oareful attention. Business at
tended to In the U. 8. and Btate courts. ai
A Attorneys-at-Law,
and Collection Agents. Attend to any legal
SiShm, to the Stale and Federal Courts, office
south side ol public square, Oskaloosa, la.
Jamba Cammxa. Danibl'DatiV.
j A ttorney »-at-Law.
Oskaloosa, lowa, will practice In all courts.
Collections made a special feature. Offloe over
Fraakel A Go’s, Bank. Branch office at Nsw
Sharon. *°
I ( Attorneys-at-Law,
Oskalooea. lowa. Office over Mahaska County
Bank, southwest oorner public square. Col
lection* made and re mil ted promptly. Convey
seeing done. N
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kind* negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 8, over Farmers
Traders’ Bank. Oskaloosa, lowa- *o_
Chas. Phelps’
Money to Loan in sums of s*» and upwauds
at lowest curreot rates of Interest. Office north
side square, over Frtn kel. Bacb A Go’s., Bank,
Oskaloosa. lowa. A»tf_
| have on ssy books a large number of farms
SMBSBASAIa town; also many thousand acres
of gild land. If yon have real estate to cell or
vkk to bur, give me a call. I pay taxes in any
part of the State. Conveyancing don*. Office
In Beyer A Barnes’ block, Oskalooea, lowa.
One hundred nice building lot* la Lacey’s addi
tion to Osksloose. B*
•100,000 la *IOO,OOO
Money to Loan!
At Six Per Gent Annual
on • years Urns, la loans ef |W) and upwards;
with privilege of psyl*# slo® ssd soove is An
nual payments, If desired.
Cowan Sc Hambleton’s
Loan & Abstract Office.
•tOOAOO te loan at • per oent lot erect on five
/««i time; borrower having the op
tion to pay pert or all of prin
cipal alter first year.
We also bars a complete set of Abstract Books
of All
Lands and Town Lota
la Makssks County, lowa.
offies la front room of new Masoole building,
General Practitioner.
Office North Side of the Square.
$2.00 per Annum, in Advance.
A. W. Bwai.ll, -Publishers and Proprietors.
W. M. Lkkihton. )
VOIi. 38, NUMBER 31.
meets every Saturday evening at tbe Odd
Fellows’ Hall, one block north of tbe Postofflcc.
Visiting brothers cordially invited to attend.
Cbas. Wray, W. L. Hows,
Secretary. [SIJ N. G.
Civil Engineer.
Office and residence on High street, 3 blocks
east of Court House, Oskaloosa, lowa. 40
Sea! Estate & Loan Agent.
at 6 per cent interest on one to ton years
time. 40
W. E. VERNON, Prop.
Small Steam Engines, Steel Dies
Models and ail General
Job Work.
Oskaloosa, lowa 40
The undersigned has the following ooal min
ing machinery, which lie will dispose of at a
bargain: One double 45-horse-power hoisting
engine. In good condition, a first-class engine in
every respect; one full set ol hoisting gear, in
cluding drum, sheaves, wire rope, and all con
nections, all In good condition and ready for
usej one fan and one upright fan engine, fo
horse-power, new; one set Fairbanks traek
scales; one two-tiue boiler, is feet by is Inches,
only used about a year; thirty-five coal bank
cars, a part of them new; one set wire screens,
new. The above can be bought at a bargain if
called for soon. The machinery is all good and
ready for use. Call on or address
niMf Oskaloosa, lowa.
Vegetable Flo /er. v leld CCCnC
Plants, Bulbs In.plem’ts. l> EL La O
ffi“ n Cl* dj Q&ll >n application.
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The Oskaloosa Herald.
Jso. BllUu, JNO. H. Warrsh,
President. Cashier.
L. C. Blanouahu. Vioe-Prealdent.
The Farmers’ & Traders’
Jno. Siebel, L. C. Blanchard,
T. J. Blaokstone, O. B. McFall,
H. W. McNeill, Matthew Ploken,
W. C. Sheppard. Peter Stumps.
J. 8. Whitmore.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Metropolitan National Bank, New York.
40 Valiev National Bank, St. Loots.
The Oldest Hank in Mahaska Gonnty.
Will receive deposit* and transact a general
banking, exchange, and colleotlon business, the
same as an incorporated bank.
Exchange on all the principal cities of the
United States and all dtle* of Europe bought
and sold at sums to suit the purchasers.
Passage tickets to and from all point* in
Europe for sale at the lowest rates.
Collections will receive prompt attention.
We do a strictly legitimate banking business,
and give the wants of customers special at
tention. 30
President. Cashier.
Oskaloosa National Bank,
Wii. H Servers, J. W.MoMolliw,
J. H. Grken, D. W. Lorino,
H. L. Spencer, W. A. Linuly.
Jambs MoCdlloch.
First National Bank, New York.
Gilman, Son A Co., New York.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Citizen's Nat’l Bank, Des Moines.
40 Davenport Nat’l Bank, Davenport.
J. A. L. crookham, H. 8. Howard,
President. V.-Pres.
John K. Barnes, Cashier.
Organized Under the State Laws.
Stockholders liable for double the amount
of Capital Btook.
I. ' L Croohkam, W. A. Beevers, John O.
Valeolm. Milton Crookham, Jacob Vernon,
W. c. KUioehart, K. Redman, W. O.
Kngiand. John Voorheee,
John Nash, And
H 8 Howard.
Mahaska Co. Stock Brkkukks Dikbctoky.
Under thl» heading will be found the advei
tisemeut* of the entoi prising stock breeders of
Mtihaska couuty. We.commend those appear
ing as responsible and whose stock may De re
li«»d upon as represented.
Shorthorn Cattle^
I keep none l»ut tlie very best. “tmtirUlunl
merit with o<*>d i>e<tigrce," is mv motto. My
cattle arc mostly re<ls with loiik and heavy
bodies, short Icrs ami fine In bone. I have at
prorent five superior bulls, from 11 t 0.14 mouths
old. For -ale at reasonable prices. Farm 4
miles northwest of Oskaloosa, la. Address
iw f Oskalooan. la.
Rose Hill Herd
Holstein Friesian Cattle
MOORE Sc. GRACE, Proprietor*.
Major Keno, No. MU:;, heads the herd. The
cows were imported by Mann tt Son. Klfrin,
111. Every one are from full rexisteied sires
and dams of national reputation for their milk
and butter qualities We have a few thorough
bred young bulls and graded heifers for sale.
Correspondence aed inspection of herd Is
invited. Farm R miles northw est of Kose Hill.
Address P, O. box s-8. I#m4
Will sell as cheap as any other house iptb*
city. If you want a a&ok of tbe
in tbe city, call on us
Everything Fresh.
20 H. Snyder Sc Son.
General Certificate.
been filed lit this office a sworn statement of
(Ist) the condition of the
low* Life A Endowment Association,
(’Zd) located at Oskaloosa, In the Btate ot lowa,
oit the .’(lst day of Drcember. A. I)., 1880,
made by Its officers as required by chapter
05 of the acts of the Twenty-first Ueneral
Assembly; that it appears from said state-
ment that
(3d) the nuintier of certificates or policies in
force at said date was Nine Hundred and
(4th) That it appears from said statement that
the suin of money which an ordinary assess
ment for payment of a single certificate or
policy would produce at said date Is as fol
lows; Beven Huudred and Twenty-one and
35-100 Dollars.
(sth) That It Is evidenced by proof on file In
tills office that the amount paid on the last
death loss was $721.35, and the date of said
payment was November Bth, 1880.
(7th) That the aforesaid association has fully
compiled with the provisions of chapter Ofi
of the act* of the Twenty-first Oeneral Aj
seinb.y, and la authorized to transact busi
ness In this Btate, in accordance therewith,
until the first day of April, A. I). 1887.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. 1 have hereunto
set iny hand aud affixed my seal of
iHKAIx) office, at lies Moines, this 2lst day of
February, A. D. 1887.
J. A. Lyons.
28w4 Auditor of Btate.
Notice la hereby given that by virtue of a gen
eral execution to me directed by the Clerk
of the District Court of Maheaka county, lowa,
against the Uooda, Cbatteia, Lauda, Tenements,
etc., of Bmll Hoaospiess and Arthur Qeaeva, de
feudenta. In favor of state of iowa. plain tiff, I
will offer at public sale to the highest bidder
for casb,at the door of tb« Court House, in the
town of Oekaloona, county of Mabaeke, Btale of
lowa, on the 16th day of April, KW7, between the
hours of 9 o’clock a. u. and 4 o’olook
p. M. t on said day, ail of said
defendants' right, title, and Interest In and to
the following described real estate, situated in
Mahaska county, to-wit:
TUe east one-third (W) of lot six («) in block
nine {•), old plat of the city of Oakatooaa.
Mahaska ooumy, lowa.
hale to commence at the hour of t o’olook p,
m of said day Witness my hand this Itth day
of March, HM7.
0. Woooatirr,
SOW* Sheriff Of Mahaska Oo„ lowa. *
■■ 1% ■ Cures Rheumatism, Msurtigid
Lap limit nuiwn.n«n.w,!«*■*.,
Red Star
Free from Opiates, Emetics and Foison.
EL 25 Cte -
AT Pmiooietm amp Dealer*.
Constipation, ftll.ounnPM, JAundica, Hvadaohc.Malaria,
Kheamalism Mora MSMME rt-sultfrom an I'nhealthy
Liver than any other cauMb jtlr Sanford’s LI Ter Inrte
oratorßotmlKtra the Bowels, Purifies the Blood, A twist#
Digestion, Strrn -Ho n# the System. Prevents Fevere
Thousand soFTESTi mo n i a LSP R o VEITS '
For “worn-out,” “run-down," debilitated
school teachers, milliners, seamatreeses, house
keeners. and over-worked women generally,
I)r. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription Is the best
of all restorative tonics. It is not a “Cure-all,"
but admirably' fulfills a singleness of purpose,
being a most potent Specific for sill those
Chronic Weaknesses and Diseases peculiar to
women. It is a powerful, general as well as
uterine, tonic and nervine, and impart* vigor
and strength to the whole system. It promptly
cures weakness of stomach, indigestion, bloat
ing, weak back, nervous prostration, debility
and sleeplessness, in either sex. Favorite Pre
scription is sold by druggists under our post
fire truirantf*. See wrapper around bottle.
Price $ 1.00, or *lx bottle* for $5.00.
A large treatise on Diseases of Women, pro
fusely illustrated with colored plates and nu
merous wood-cuts, sent for 10 cents in stamps.
Address, World’s Dispensary MedicaiJ
Association, 063 Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
SICK HEADACHE, Bilious Headachy
and Constipation, promptly cured by
Dr. Pierce’s Pellets. 25c. a vial,
by druggist*.
If you want to Huy or Sell a Farm, a
House and Lot, Horses, Cattle,
Wagons, or any other articles;
IF you want a Situation,
IF you want to Employ Help,
IF you want Employment,
IF you want to Kent a House.
IF you want the best Insurance,
IF you want to Loan or Borrow Money,
IF yon waul a First Class Sewing Machine,
Have your wants supplied at the Intkliqenck
and Exchange office of
Hawkins Sc Garretson,
2ltf Oftkalooaa. lowa.
L. Cook & Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Uooda warranted to Rive satisfaction in all
cases. Come in and see us and
give us a trial.
ao L. Cook & Son.
4% come direct
W yww l'.S.UoTenant
climate in unaurpaaaed.
RW|\ Xind Church and School (acilitiea
iijod The aoil ia very fertila. and wiU
large crops. Com. Wheat,
Rye, Oate, Millet, Glover, Timothy. Pea#,
Beane. Potatoee, etc,, nowhere thrive better.
par aale on Credit and for Caah, and Low Rate*, by
Finest Agricultural Lands of the West.
The term, on which theee lands are sold to the.
Actual Settler, are of the moat liberal natural
Arkansas ia especially well adapted to StockXdfE
Raisin*, and as a Fruit Country
is nowhere excelled I WCome and
for youraeltws For further
Utl,Pamphlet and Map.addreaaX^^M^*^
land OimmiMioMry^MM^a^V
aiinus. / Wr M
Obtained, and all PATENT BUSINESS at
tended to for MODERATE FEES.
Our offlce is opposite tbo U. S. Patent Of
fice, and we can obtain Patents In less time than
those remote from WASHINGTON.
Send MODEL OR DRAWING. We adtlse
as to patentability free of charge; and we make
(JXJ lit't)
We refer here to tbe Postmaster, the Supt. or
Money Order Dlv., and to officials of tbe U. 8.
Patent Offlce. For circular, advise, terms and
references to actual clients in your own State
or County, write to
C. A. SNOW Ac CO.,
Opposite Patent Office. Washington. D. C.
C. B. Gruwell
Informs the citizens of Oskaloosa
and vicinity that he is again selling
in the old stand so long occupied by W.
8. Mays, and previously by himself.
He proposes to keep a full line of goods
usually found in a
And hopes to merit by fair prices
and courteous dealing a reasonable
share of their patronage. When want*
ing anything in his line, see him and
renety old and establish new acquaint
ance. 28w4
Ist. 4 Meat, does- fitting and Graceful
shaped st>oe.
Gd. Ho broak/ng-fn torture, Cany at
first, and always snug and handsome ~
The celebrated “J. 4 T. Cousins'Hem
York Shoes, ’' of all kinds and materials, in
widths and 10 shapes of toes and heels.
They will not rip; will not slip at the heel;
wffi got wrinkle, and are the perfection
ofachievemen tin the shoemaker's art.
Look oa Sola* for Nam# and Addratt of
Smith & Brewster,
Agon is jiilßag
After “My Mother.”
Who rises iu the dark and cold.
And shows uo sign of fret or scold?
The housekeeper.
Who has the breakfast sharp at seven.
But can’t get tbe folks up till eleven?
The housekeeper.
Who works the harder for time lost,
And never stops to count the cost?
The housekeeper.
Who’s In six places the same mluute.
Yet thinks there’s only pleasure in It?
The housekeeper.
Who greets peddlers without a battle.
And does not wish them lu Seattle?
The housekeeper.
Who gives up the most cherished plau,
To help her husband all she cau?
The housekeeper.
Whose children are not late at school.
Because they ’re subject to “Home Rule?’’
The housekeeper’s.
Wlio loves the neighbors with her might,
And thinks they always do just right?
The housekeeper.
Who goes to church with aching head,
When she better have kept her bed?
The housekeeper.
Who lives iu Proud Mahaska's laud,
And cannot vote to have the hand 1
Our housekeeper.
D. It. Locke’* Toledo [Ohio) Blade.'
A correspondent at Norton, Kansas,
sends us a loug article, clipped from a
Democratic sheet, which labors to prove
that in the rebellion the majority of
Union soldiers were Democratic polit
ically. He desires to know whether
the statements therein made are true,
and if so, why they have not been made
public before this, twenty one years
atter the close of the war.
This is one of the claims that has
been put forward lately l»y the Demo
crats of the north, and is part of the
general effort that is being made by
that paity to gloss over its disloyalty
and copperheadism during tlie dark
days of the nation’s per»l. It is one of
the fundamental doctrines of Demo
cratic policy that "a lie well stuck to
is as good as the truth, ’ and we may
look tor a reiteration of the falsehood
that the Democratic party of the north
put down the rebellion, as long as the
rotten old political organization exists.
As a means of affording our corres
pondent, and all others who iu .y meet
with this Dt mocratic lie, an opportuni
ty to disprove this allegation b> stiting
the truth in the matter, we will present
the official figure* of the vote in the
armv of the soldieis of those of the
northern states which passed allowing
their boys in blue to participate in the
state anil national elections. It is ob
vious that there is no other way of tell
ing a man’s politics save by ascertain
ing how ho votes. Hence the ligures
in the article sent us are of no value.
There is no authority for the statements
and figures therein given save a vague
remark that they are "obtained from
the war department at Washington,
and from the record* in the different
states.” This is impossible, for we pre
sent the official figures, collated from
the published state reports of the elec
tions, and which may be verified for
any state bv application to the secretary
of state.
The tlrst year of the war, 1801, there
was no voting by soldiers in the H*-ld.
In 1802, five states passed laws allow
ing the boys to cast their ballots. Here
are the official figures of those five elec
Staten. W«P- Oem.
California 507 12
lowa U,874 4,115
Missouri "
Pennsylvania 1,867 274
Wisconsin 8,373 2,046
Totals 27,820 0,454
There were east by the Union soldier*
of those live states 34,274 votes. The
total Republican vote was 81.13 per
cent of the entire number cast, and
the Democratic vote only 18.87 per
lu 1803, there were six states holding
elections which gave their soldiers the
privilege of voting, and the result was
as follows;
Statee. ««P D*».
California 4,143 140
lowa 17,041 3,004
Missouri 8,827 777
Ohio 46,315 2,391
Pennsylvania 1,397 53
Wisconsin 9,257 747
Totals 82,275 7,112
Total vote, 89,387. Of this, Republi
cans e;ist 92 per ceut, and Demt»crats
only 8.
Then came the great Presidential
election of 1804. It will be remem
bered that Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, who
had been relieved as commander of the
army of the Potomac, and was hence
embittered against the Republican ad
ministration, was the candidate of the
Democratic party for {’resident against
Abraham Lincoln, apd tluß the plat
form of that party wa* that ' the war
was a failure. It was at a time when
copperhead treasou was rampant in
the north; when "Sous of Lilierty,”
"Knight of the Golden Circle,” and
other treasonable armed organizations
were afoot in Indiana, Ohio and else
where. McClellan was very popular
witli his soldiers, aud it is due to this
fact that the soldier vote of some of the
states, whose men were largely in the
array of the Potomac, shows a compar
atively larger vote for the Democratic
ticket. The boys voted, not for De
mocracy, bpt for McClellan. Twelve
sfates allowed their soldiers to vote,
and here is the result:
Staten. Hep. Detn.
Maine...,...,..., 4,174 741
New Hampshire 3.060 690
Vermont,..,, 343 * 49
Pennsylvania 26,712 12,349
Maryland 2,800 321
Ohio 41,146 9,757
Michigan.. 9,402 2,959
lowa 15,178 1,364
Wisconsin 11,392 2,458
California 2,600 337
Kansas 2,867 513
Kentucky 1,194 2,823
Total 119.744 34,291
Yet ia view of the fact that the boys
of the army of the Potomac cast thous
ands of votes for the Democratic ticket
because their idol, "Little Mac," as they
endearingly called NcClellau, was at
its head, the Republican vote was over
77 per cent of the total, while the Dem
ocratic vote was but a small fraction
over 22 per cent.
We quote lielow some of the utterly
false statements of the clipping sent
"The State of New \'ork sent to the
war as her portion ot troops 245,624
Democrats, and 203,201 Republicans,
making a total of 448,850 of her citizens
who went forth to tight for the preserv
ation of the Union.
“Ohio sent 154,248 Democrats and 150,-
922 Uepublicans.
“lowa, an intense ltepublican state,
where ail Democrats were classed as
rebels, traitor«, copperheads, lick-spit
tles, etc., sent into the northern array
43,4*15 Democrats, and 41,744 Hepublf
Now, how can such figures be ob
tained V How can it lie told of what
politics the soldiers were, except from
their vote while in service? A man’s
politics were not asked when be en
listed, re-enlisted or was discharged.
There is no possible way of ascertain
ing facts purporting to be given above.
The drift of such statements is dia
metrisally opposed to the result of the
official figures whioti we have given.
There is but one explanation—that
some bitterly partisan Democrat has
made up the above figures to mislead
the younger generation of voters. His
statements are lies, pure and simple.
We will uuote but one other sample
lie from this enormous mass of false
hood, in which we cannot find one
single iota of truth, to abow bow facta
can be perverted to serve Democratic
“The popular majority against Lin
coln and Hamlin in 1800 was 840.924;
the popular majority against MoClellau
and Pendleton in 1864 wa5406,812. The
Democrats in the army shortened the
Democratic vote north, while the
number of Republicans who stayed at
borne for political purposes, while there
were a number of Democrats in the
army, swelled the Republican vote in
1864. The total vote of all parties in
Noveml*er w 1864, was 4,854,000, at which
time there was a large excess of Dem
ocrats as voters in the northern army
still operating in the south or sleeping
in southern soil after hard fought
The figures of the popular vote are
all wrong. The writer of the above
did not take the trouble to turn to the
official figures. Here they are for the
election of 1860:
John O. Breckenridge, south-
ern Democratic - - 845,763
John Bell, Constitutional
Union (Old Line Whigs) - 589,581
S. A. Douglas, northern Dem
ocratic .... 1,375.157
Total opposition vote - 2,810,501
Abraham Lincoln, Republican 1,666,352
Lincoln’s minority - - 953,194
The popular vote in the contest of
1864 was:
Lincolu, Republican - - 2 216,077
McClellan, Democratic - - 1,808,725
Lincoln’s majority
The phenomenal liar who gets up the
precious screed from which we have
<;*i le i so liberally, tries to cover up
the fact that during the war the in
telligent, patriotic Democrats ah iidon
e l ihe traitorous copperhead pm:v in
the north and came into the Uepuhlican
ranks. There was but one issue it a
patriot. Republican or Democrat. \\ ould
recogniz**, and that was the preserva
tion of the Union by crushing the Dem
ocrat ic slave-holders’ rebellion. 11 was
this fact, and only this, which made the
R publican vote so great and the Dem
oci itic vote so small. We hope every
Republican will nail this lie that is
endeavored to be fastened upon history
—that the Union army was largely
Democratic—wdth the official figuras
we have given above.
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12. —From our earliest recollection we
have been encouraged by that one hope
that springs in the heart of American
youth, that “some day you will be ptcs
ident.” Indeed, this idea his became
so fully instilled into our mind th it by
day we have planned hunting trips to
the Adirondacks, and our nightly slum
bers have been disturbed by dreams of
vetoing innumerable pension b.l!s.
Vet there has ever risen like an insur
mountable barrier the fact that many
of the requisites of presidential aspi
ration had n °t fallen to our lot. Liv
ing in a log house, splitting rails, or fol
lowing a mule on a tow-path, had al
ways been among the things hereto
fore to us unattainable. Tis true some
times “a man of destiny” may succeed
without a record; but we have always
deemed destiny too frail a foundation
on which to build our hopes. Wishing
to leave nothing undone to insure eligi
bility to the office of chief executive,
we have, with great fortitude aud self
sacrilice, spent the past winter in a log
cabin, on the western prairies. For the
benetitof future generations of youth
ful aspirants to political honors, we
desire to give
One of the first things that impresses
a new-comer to a log-house is the ease
with which humanity adapts itself to
circumstances. It often happens that
there is more harmony in a family oc
cupying a log structure fifteen feet
square, than can be found in city resi
dences of palatial proportions. Parlor,
library, kitchen, sleeping apartments,
and nursery are all embraced in the
one room, with its heterogeneous furni
ture of cook»stove, beds, tables, benches,
stools, cats, and babies. We observed
some of the conveniences (?)of city
mansions lacking in our new home.
There is no front gate to swing on by
moonlight—no door-bell—no glaring
servant to meet you with “not at
110106”; but instead a leather latch
string hangs outside, and a cheerful
“come in” answers your knock at. the
door. Sewer, gas and plumber’s bills
are conspicuous for their absence. Ven
tilation is perfect, for pure air is se
cured continuously through numerous
cracks. It is true that when the mer
cury travels down below the cypher,
these currents of pure air are very en
ergetic in their efforts to congeal us;
but with the aid of a fire of pine knots
we have thqs far been able to resist
their solidifying inteutions. There are
in connection with our abode that have
thus far proven inexplicable. We have
been unable to discover why the mud
with which the chinks between the
logs are tilled never falls out except at
night, and why, no matter from what
side of the house it drops, it never fails
with unerring aim to strike the facial
protuberance of the peaceful slum
berer. After all,there is in the posses
sion of a log-house a happy sense of
ownership of a bonne; »nd' with this
there comes to the pioneer the thought
of conquest and mastery over nature,
as his plow for the tirst time turns over
the surface of the plain, which has so
long lain in idleness, accumulating rich
stores of productive force for his use.
Our task is finished, our mission ended
We now with a feeling of pride swell
ing In our diaphragm,consider that we
have done all that is necessary to
secure presidential preference. We are
sure of the cow-boy vote, and think the
Knights of Labor can be counted on
our side. Hasten onward, ye orators
and torch-light processious oif 1888!
Don’t Experiment.
You cannot afford to waste time in
experimenting when your lungs are in
danger. Consumption always seems,
at first, only a cold. Do not permit any
dealer to impose upon you with some
cheap imitation or Dr. King’s New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs
and Colds, hut be sure you get the
genuine. Because he can make more
Jirofit he may tell you he has something
ust as good, or just the sapie. Don’t
be deceived, but insist qpon getting Hr.
Ring’s Rew Discovery, which is guar
anteed to give relief in all Throat,
Lung and Chest affections. Trial
bottles free at Green A Bentleys, Drug
Hod. J. A. Harvey, of ihe state ex
ecutive board of the Tern iterance alli
ance. is authority (or the statement
that the district conventions now being
held ace tor the purpose of adopting
measures to enforce every partiole of
the law in regard to prohibition on the
statute books; and raise money, and
appoint men to actively engage in the
prosecution of the law-breakers. u The
alliance is making a move in this di
rection ail over (owa, and we mean to
enforoe the laws in every section, town
and oity in the state,”
9»v«4 His Life,
Mr. D. L Wilcoxson, of Horse Cave,
Ky., says he whs, for many years, badly
affiicted with Phthisic, also Diabetes;
the pains werealmost unendurable and
would sometimes almost throw him in
to convulsions. He tried Electric
Bitters and got relief from drat bottle
and after taking six bottles, was entire
ly cured, and had gained In Hash
eighteen pounds. Bays he positively
believes he would have died, had it not
been for the relief afforded by Electric
Bitters. Bold at fifty cents a bottle by
Green A Bentley.
Itch, Prairie Mange, and Scratches of
every kind cured in 90 minutes by
Woolford’s Sanitary Lotion. Use no
other. This never fails. Bold by Green
A Bentley, druggists, Oskaloosa,
lowa. 2»iu3
Some of its Peculiarities How It
We have hoped from week to week
to be able to announce the successful
stoppage or contol of our great well,
but week after week has passed with
no further promise of success, and
while we have contemplated giving a
full history of this wonderful well and
the attempts to control it, the demand
for particulars of its present condition
impel us to give some facts even
though the complete sketch be left for
a future time.
The first attempts to control the well
were, first, the insertion of a 16 inch
pipe made of one-fourth {inch boiler
iron. Seventy-seven feet of this was
inserted—and went down out of sight.
Next, an immense cone, made of boiler
iron, 24 feet long and 40 inches across
at its base, with 93 ieet of 5 inch iron
pipe attached was let down. This too,
dropped down out of sight. The situa
tion when Mr. King the present con
tractor took charge was: The water
was boiling up at the surface, while
the iron pipe and cone were both down
the well—somewhere. It was believed
that thase could be felt by soundings,
but it is evident by present) soundings
that they have been gradually settling
down into the sand stratum from
which the water comes. Mr. King put
in a pipe 18 inches in diameter. It is
made of 3-t6th iron. lie succeeded in
getting 162 feet and 5 inches of this
pipe in the hole before he met with an
obstruction which impeded its progress
This leaves a space of 30 feet and 7
inches from the bottom of his casing to
the bottom of theoriginal hole through
the clay or the upper side of the water
stratum. The presumption is the ob
struction met by his casing was the top
of the pipe or cone originally put down.
His next work was to throw rock
around the outside of the casing with
a view of shutting off the flow outside
and driving ir, into the casing It, is
impossible to say just how many feet
lie has filled around the casing with
rock, but we are able to account for
over 75 feet of stone filling, besides an
immense quantity of sand, broken
brick.etc. During all this time the
flow through the casing was spasmod
ic. Somedavsit would flow, and others
not. Of the effort to secure “dead
water” by the erection of a dam or
tank it Is not necessary to speak now.
After several ineffectual attempts to
accomplish this, a sounding of the in
side of the casing was made, and it
was found that it was choked up with
sand fully 11 feet from the bottom.
This was pumped out, and immediate
ly the water came rushing out of the
casing throwing out sand. There was
no little rejoicing over this, and it was
believed to be the beginning of the end.
But the rejoicing was short-lived.
After a couple of hours the pipe and
the rock filling surrounding it ti>ok a
drop, showing that the sand had wash
ed out from below. An attempt to
raise the uipe was not successful, and
it became'neeessary to lower the ditch
which carried the water off. to corres
pond with the mouth of the pipe.
After this was done, more rock ami
clav was thrown in. The water mean
while, was not coming out from
around the casing. So far, there has
been no headway made in filling
around the casing. It settles down as
fast as thrown in. One day. after
working all day hard, there' was a
foot less filling around the pipe than
when work began in the morning, and
now’, of the 75 or more feet of filling he
has put in there is less than 20 feet of
it around the casing, so that the out
look for filling up around the casing
does not look very encouraging. The
water is now rushing out of the case
ing w’ith great force and is vomiting
out sand and gravel. It is this move
ment of sand that causes the settling
of the rock and other filling, it is un
fortunate, too, that in consequence of
this new in jveinent of sand and water
the wells up-towii have been tapped
and ceased to (low.
The unknown quantity in the solving
of the problem of controlling this well,
is the depth of llie sand stratum from
which the water comes, lliuav be 25
feet and it may ba 250 or 2500. It now
seems as if the bollom of this, (pre
sumably solid rock) must be found be
fore a foundation can be secured. It
is evident that the big pipe and the
cone have both gone into this stratum.
The presumption is that a vacuum has
been created there imiuediutly under
neath the hole, and the motion of the
water keeps the sand loose and in
constant motion so that any weight
will gradually settle down into it.
The pipe put in by Mr. Kins is held up
by chains fastened to cross ties on top
of th»eround. If it were not for this
it would probably settle like its pre
A pecular fact regarding this well is
its seeming breathing, which is as
regular as a clock, and at a rate ol 40 to
50 pulsations per minute. This has
been noticalde ever since the tirst
break, and is more so now since the
water comes direct through the casing.
We regret we are not able to an
nounce the attempt to control the well
a success. It would give us great
pleasure to do so, but we give the facts
as they are, not as we should like them
to be.
July, 1881, wrote Thus. I*. (iloster,
Holyoke, Mass., “In three days cured
an abcess on my arm with St. Jacobs
Oil.” October 29, 1886, he says: “Was
eutirely cured of the terrible suffering
by it.” Price fifty cents.
Duos Economy Lessen Wages?
Col. Ingersoll affirms that economy in
the workingman, under the present
system of labor, would only lesson
wages. “The saving mechanic,” he
sententiously says, "is a certificate that
wages are high enough,” and claims that
under the great law of supply and de
mand “every saving, frugal, self-deny
ing workingman is uncoils iously doing
wimt little he can to reduce the com
pensatiou of himself and bis fellows. ’
The brilliant advocate is more intent
upon framing a startling paradox or
coining a telling phrase than upon
getting at the real facts of economic
questions. As a matter of fact the dis
position to makegood use of wages has
induced hundreds of etuployeis to pay
more liberally than they would other
wise have done. The habit of spending
for liquor or other vices or follies the
margin of wages that remains after a
bare subsistence for the workman aud
his family is secured—and too often in
trenching upon the actual needs of liv
ing—is the poorest sort of encourage
ment for increasing the pay. “It will
all he wasted,” says the employer—too
ready, in most cases, to (hid a pretext
for reducing expeusea.
l. a. c.
A saving mau is a better workman,
as a rule, than an improvident one, and
the employer knows it. Successful
economy is promotive ol contentment,
and the contentment of labor brings
stability and prosperity to industries.
Tlie most saving is done by the best
paid labor, as it is natural should be
the case. And no emyloyer with brains
—not to mention a heart—will reduce
wages because he sees that his work
men are securing homes of their own
and laying up something for a “rainy
day. n The statistics of the savings
banks refute Col. IngersoU’a fallacy.
Wages and savings go up together.
A. C. White, Agent, D. &T., It.
Zenla, Ohio, writes; “lied Star Cough
Cure is a most efficient remedy for
bronchitis; the first dose relieved me.”
Price twenty-live cei.ts.
Cedar liapids has a haunted house
in which the s]u>ok pulls the women's
dresses, chills their arms, blows in
tbeir faces, slams doora, and walks
around the doors at uncanny hours
of the night. The Gazette has been
investigating the matter but cant ac
count for it.
“That dire disease, whose ruthless power
Withers beauty’s transient flower,"
is often found lurking around the cita
del of Life, in the disguise of a cold,
like an unsuspected enemy in camp.
For colds or coughs, weak or sore lungs,
sore throats, bronchitis, asthma, and
all diseases that lead to consumption,
and for consumption itself, take Dr.
Pierces “Golden Medical Discovory."
If petitions could have passed a bill
through Congress the Blair Educat
ional bill would have been a law long
ago. Uver 8,000,000 people have asked
Congress to pass it
Belle Plain Union.
New York World
Cleveland Goea Into a Game of Pkoer
and Loeee 546.
Washington Sjiecial to the Chicago Tribune
The President lately lost .$46 at pok
er. A few' days before the close of
the last session of Congress Mr. Cleve
land felt the need of a little relaxation.
Col. Larnont suggested a quiet little
game of poker. This seemed to fill the
bill, and the selection of a party was
left to Mr. Lament. The hour was set
for 10 o’clock at night, and a Senator
and two Representatives sat down to
the table. Lament was banker, and
suggested that the limit be $5.
The President sat on the light of the
hanker and the Senator on the left.
Every body took $lO worth of chips to
begin with. The game proceeded witli
varying fortunes and exciting jack
pots until nearly morning. The hank
er then seemed a little ahead, and his
winnings came about equal from the
President and the Senator. The Con
gressmen were old bands, but they
found that all their skill was necessary
to keep even with the game. A series
of five jack-pots was suggested to close
the night’s play. The first time around
no one could open the pot. and on the
next deal it took queens or better.
The Senator opened for the limit and
everyonestaid in. The Representatives
each took two cards, the Senator one
and the President three. Larnont
stood pat. The betting began vigor
ously, and the President looked as if he
was blufiing an ofiice-seeker. Finally
one of the Representatives called.
Larnont showed down a king full. The
President had the ace of hearts,
nine and seven of diamonds, and the
duces of clubs and spades. The Sena
tor bail a queen full and the Repre
sentatives had a tray full and two
pair, aces up, respectively. Larnont
raked in the pot and the players cash
ed their chips. The Presidents was
out $46. The Congressmen told the
story to some of their colie igues and
that is how it got out.
Mure Money for Your Work
if you improve good opportunities
Hallett & Co.. Portland, Maine, will
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Receiving Calls.
I want to urge every woman who
hasanybut very intimate friendsto have
ail afternoon in tbe week to receive
calls. Many women of wealth and
social position have adopted the fash
ion, perhaps at first because it was a
fashion, but there is a great deal more
to be said in its favor, and it is to the
busy woman, who has every moment
occupied with household duties and
yet keeps her hold on social life, who
will find it a saving of time and a
means of snatching some passing
pleasure and repose, from what other
wise is an occasional vexation, whom
the custom would help most. The ad
vantage of a receiving day is often
fully understood, but women who
make no social pretention shrinks
from it for fear of being thought aid
ing or aping fashion, but it is just
these women who might look on it as
an absolute duty to themselves, and
real kindness to their friends.
llow many of us do not know what
it is to have an acquaintance, who is
both agreeable and, would be, welcome,
call on us just as we are doing some
thing that we are nervously anxious to
tinish, or that requires our undivided
attention; fortunate if we are not in
the middle of some delicate cooking
that will spoil by leaving it. There
is then but two things to do—ask our
visitor right into the kitchen or work
room, or leave everything and go to
her just as we are; anything is better
than to keep her waiting. If we do
the tirst, she will know that she has
just come at the wrong time, and feel
that she is intruding in spite of your
assurance that you wish her to stay .and
in fact if yon goon busily with your
occupation you really can not enjoy
her visit, while if you leave every
thing, you will show the marks per
haps of being very busy, and your
mind will wander to the oven that was
just right, and is now cooling, or the
work that you wanted to tinish so
specially to-day; in any case you do
not enjoy the visit, and your visitor
will feel that you have l»een very
polite, but that she might have chosen
a better time.
By having a day you do away with
all this, aud you save time. You
know the afternoon or evening when
your friends will call, and you arrange
accordingly. You need lose time only
for that day; you will have no exacting
work on hand; you will be dressed and
ready, and stocking darning or small
mendin,although not parlor work,may
lie left to pick up and can be pul away
without mental anxiety when visitors
arrive. If you have made it, known
that you have given up this day, (and
you can pleasantly also give vour
reasons) you may have several calls at
one time, while otherwise each would
have come separately and separately
taken your time. Your callers will
probably enjoy meeting each other,
and you, with your mind quite free,
will beat your best.— Catherine <hr>en
in Good Hoitsekekimno.
What True Merit Will Do.
The unprecedented sale of lioschet’s
German Syrup within a few years, has
astonished the world. It is without
doubt the safest and best remedy ever
discovered for the speedy and effectual
cure of coughs, colds and the severest
Lung troubles. It acts on an entirely
different principle from the usual pre
scription given by Physiciaus, asit does
not dry up a Cough and leave the dis
ease still in the system, but on the con
trary removes t he cause of the trouble,
heals the parts affected and leaves
them in a purely healthy condition. A
bottle kept in the house for use when
the diseases make their appearance,
will save doctor’s bills and a long spell
of serious illness. A tryal will con
vince you of these facts. It is positive
ly sold by all druggists and general
dealers in the land. Price, 75 cts.. large
bottles. 27m3
There were 2,772,408 Union soldiers.
Of these 561,576 receive pensions by
pension laws aud 2,600 by private bills.
For the fiscal year ending June 30,1887,
570.000.000 has been appropriated for
the payment of pensions. From 1861
to July 1, 1886, there was paid out
♦308,624,811 51 for persons and about
1,500,000,000f0r interest to bondholders.
Wlira Baby waa aick, wa gave bar Caatoria,
When aba wm a Child, aha criad for Caatoria,
Whan aha bacauia Mian, alia clung to Caatoria,
Wbau aba had Children, aba gave thaiu Caatoria,
Mr. Robert Garrett, president of the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, recently
gave an elegant dinner. It is said that
the guests represented 200,060.000.
“Hy medicine* life may be prolongi'tl,
Yet death will seize the doctor, Uw.’
True, all must die, yet few must
suffer while they live. Stop pain, ami
prolong life, by takiug Dr. Pierce’s
“Golden Medical Discovery,” acure for
consumption fwbich is scrofula of tbo
lungs), as well as for coughs, colds,
bronchitis, catarrh and a specific in
liver complaints, scrofula ami all blood
and skin diseases. Bold everywhere.
The lowa agricultural society held
its Srtth annual meeting last week at
Des Moines, 11. C. Wheeler being re
elected president. The secretary re-
Krted that, owing to the drought oi
it summer, lowas corn crop was re
duced 57,000,000 bushels, but that tho
crop was worth 9200,000 more than last
We should economize at all times,
but more especially when times are
close. Observe the purchases of your
thrifty neighbors. More substantial
benefits can be obtained from a fifty
cent bottle of Dr. Biglow’s Gough Pure
than a dollar bottle of any other rough
remedy. It is a prompt, safe and
f leasant cure for all throat and lung
roubles. Bold aud eudoraed bv
Beechler Bros. \
We have a Bargain for you in Hair
Brushes. An Elegant Line just re
ceived. Look at our tOc Brush.
Don’t forget our Soap Bargains.
There is much talk going around here
about the establishment of a canning
factory here. Two facts are known,
that all factories rightly managed have
paid the owners and have paid the pro
ducers of the vegetables canned. At
Belle Plaine there has been a canning
factory established for several years,
and George Lee, in his Union, prints
the following interesting summary as
to the profit that attends the producer.
He says:
“lu consequence of the location here
of an establishment for canning corn
and tomatoes, it makes these vegeta
bles important as a special crop, and
the Union, in order to bring within the
reach of all its readers, the facts relat
ing to the profit of these crops, inter
viewed Mr. H. Wessel, superintendent
of the Belle Plaine Canning Company
on the subject. The figures given in
this article as to the results are abso
lutely correct, lieing the amounts paid
in cash to the parties named, as shown
by the books of the company. Mr.
Wessel is our authority for the follow
ing estimate of cost of cultivation,
picking and delivering to factory. The
estimate is made on a basis of five
Rent of grotiud, $4 per acre S2O 00
Plow ing, harrowiug and marking 6 00
Seed, four ounces 75
Raising plants 1 00
Setting plants 2 00
Cultivation 10 00
Total 39 00
An average cost of $7.95 per acre to
produce the crop. This estimate, of
course, assumes that the labor is all
hired and paid for at current rates.
The puce paid for picking is three
cents per bushel. A very safe estimate
of yield is 200 bushels per acre, which
would make the cost of picking $6.00,
and bring the cost per acre to $13.95.
Forty crates or bushels is an average
load for a team, so the 200 bushels
would make five loads, which at fifty
cents per load would add $2.50 to the
expense, and bring the total up to $16.45
per acre.
The books of the Canning Company
show the following regarding the ’B6
crop. Price 25 cents per bushel.
J. J. Chown raised five acres, and
was paid for 1,000 bushels. He had a
large loss in cousequeuce of early frosts.
David Flatters raised five acres, and
delivered 1080 bushels, an average of
265 bushels, or $53 per acre.
Elias Stickler raised two acres, and
delivered slll worth, or $55.50 per
Win. Weathers raised a little over 4
acres and received $366 for his crop, or
$91.50 per acre.
John Lorenz raised not quite 3 acres
and received $205, or s*’>B.33V, per acre.
J. C. Milner raised about 8 acres and
received $372, au average of $46.50. He
lost over 1,000 bushels by frost, and
also met with loss of plants by late
frosts in the spring.
The above actual results show that
an estimate of SSO per acre is fair.
Last year was a poor year for the crop
on account of late spring and early fall
frosts, cutting off the crop at both ends.
But, taking SSO as the gross return and
deducting the estimated expense of
$16.45 per acre, it leaves a clear return
of $33.55 per acre. The company con
tracts with the farmers to pay 25 cents
per bushel for the product of as many
acres as they will raise.
When the blood moves sluggishly in
the veins because it is loaded with im
purities, an alterative is needed. There
is nothing better than Burks’ Sarsa
parilla and Red Clover to purify the
blood and impart energy to the system.
Don, My Faithful War Horae.
Died December 21,1886,
Aged 29 years.
The members of the 35th lowa will
learn with regret that the above is
placed over the grave of Colonel Mar
shall’s war horse, near St. Paul Minn,
liis owner, late Col. 7th Minn, volun
teers, wrote the boys at the reuniou
last faul that Don was still living.
The colonel was greatly attached to
him. They had shared together the
hardships of weary marches and the
perils of hard-fought battles. For
nearly a quarter of a century Don had
been a faithful servant and companion.
Man and horse have grown old togeth
er, and it was a great grief to the one
when his old comrade laid down to die.
Don had campaigned it through the
states of Missouri. Arkansas, Ken
tucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisi
ana and Alabama. The most conspic
uous battles in which he served were
the battles of Nashville. Dec 15 and 18,
1864, and the siege of Mobile, March
and April, 1865.
On the last, day at Nashville, in the
grand decisive charge of Gen. A. J.
Smith’s corps. Don lan e his master at
the head of his brigade across the ar
tillery swept field, leapiug the enemy’s
works at the Point Coupee Louisiaua
battery of four Napoleon guns.
The abovecalls to mind “Dixie Hill,’,
the horse which Col, Hill, of the 35th
lowa so gallantly rode. Dixie was cap
tured at Wilson Creek, Mo., August 10,
1861, and three soldiers rode him to
their death—the confederate trooper at
Wilson Creek, Major John at Old
River Lake and Colonel Hill at Nash
ville, 1864 died in his 32d year at Des
Moines some five or six years ago.
Roth horses were buried with the old
Hag which they so long and gallantly
charged under wrapped around them.
Rut few of the chargers of the late war
are living.—Muscatine Journal.
with pain” is the 6ad cry of many a victim
of rheumatism or neuralgia, and frequently
other diseases, such as kidnev and liver
complaints, are directly traceable to rheu
matism or neuralgia. These diseases, for
some unexplainable reason, are rapidly in
creasing, and in many instances are the
direct cause of much sickness which so
hides its real origin as to be mistaken for
other diseases. In curing rheumatism, neu
ralgia, sick headache, and in many eases of
kidney and liver troubles, Athlopiioros has
wrought wonders. Those who have used
it are best qualified to s|>eak of its merit.
llenrv Martin, Muscatine, lowa, says:
“I did iiave rheumatism very badly until
I used Athlophoros, which has completely
cured me. For several years there would
be certain times that 1 could invariably
look for a Bevere attack of rheumatism,
which would confine me to the house for a
week at a time. I was sutlering from a
very severe attack in my arms and had
been confined to the house for a week at
the time 1 used'Athlophoros. The first two
doses seemed to go right to the seat of the
pain; my relief was simply wonderful
after 1 bail taken two doses of the medicine.
After 1 had used one bottle my pain was
all gone; I had free use of my arms, so
that I went hack to work. I have not felt
my rheumatism since and have not lost an
hour’s work.”
Wm. J. Graham,Cedar Kalla, lowa,Bays:
“ For weeks and weeks I was a great suf
ferer from rheumatism, and for weeks and
weeks I did not sleep, and a quac k doctor
came around and told me that 1 must not
work for two months, and he would cure
me for SIO.OO. But Athlophoroe cured
me for one dollar, and I worked right
Every druggist should keep Athlophoroe
and Athlophoroe Pills, but where they cnn*
not be bought of the druggist the Athlo
phoroe Co., 112 Wall St., New York, wil.
send either (carriage paid) on receipt oi
regular price, which is SI.OO per bottle
for Athlophoroe and 50c. for Pills.
For liver and kidney diseases, dyspepsia, in
•lhfestion, weakness, nervous debility, disease
of women, oousUpation. headache, impure
blood, &c„ Athlophorus Hits are uneuualed. la
Experience in a Glasgow hospital
has taught Dr. J. B. Nairne that boiled
or fried fish is a dangerous diet for
weak persons, but that steamed fish is
Careful attention to diet is the best
guard against disease, it is a fact
which all should know, that over-eating
not only corrupts the biood but destroys
nerve force, and induces dyspepsia,
jaundice, bad breath, piles, pimples, low
spirits, headache, ague, malaria, and all
stomach aud liver troubles. Dr. Jones’
lied Clover Tonic quickly cures the
above diseases. Can be taken by the
most delicate. Price, fifty cents.
1 Beechler Bros.
Educational Department.
Superintendent of Mahaska County Schools.
Examinations last Friday and Saturday of
each month.
Harry graphs.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread
of it each day, and at last we can not
break it.—Horace Mann.
Miss Bell Brown who recently entered
upon her work in the schools at Sigour
ney, has closed her first month’s work
and is well pleased with her surround
Our next regular examiuation will
he held at this office the last Friday
and Saturday in March. No other ex
aminatiyn will he given until the same
time in April. These are the regular
legal days, and we will arrange to ac
commodate all who wish to attend.
Miss Mae Evans, of Forest Grove, in
Garfield township, has filed with us a
number of most beautiful and attract
ive original designs made by her pupils.
She says the children did not take to it
very well at first but soon learned to
delight in the work, and profited by it
in many ways.
Mr. W. W. Cook, of Pella, spent a day
iu the city last week visiting the schools.
He has worked in the Pella schools for
six years and is at present principal of
one of the school buildings. He is a
progressive young man who uever
come up to his ideal, but always keeps
it far ahead of his present attainments.
We have quite a list of letters from
the Zoar sclkm)l. in Harrison, filed by
their teacher Miss Kate Proudfit. The
children have written on the squirrel,
birds, the horse, the seasons, and mauy
other objects of nature about them.
Their essays all indicate that they are
keen observers of the natural world
about them. Their joys will always
increase so loug as they drink from
that cup.
It is astonishing how litte some
young meu and women read. This
fact is readily seen in coming in con
tact with them in society. They are
full of nousense and idle gossip; but
when it comes to some theme which re
quires thought aud the study of in
structive books they are as blauk as a
board. Books and news papers are
cheap, and there can be no excuse for
such lack of ordinary intelligence.
We are pained to record the death of
Miss Allie Woodworth, of Peoria. She
was compelled to dismiss her school
some two weeks before the time closed;
but no one supposed it was a fatal ill
ness until Tuesday, March 8, when the
malady terminated fatally. She was
an accomplished aud studious young
lady, naturally of a diffident and retir
ing disposition. She was most highly
esteemed and loved by those who knew
her best. It is a sad message when we
are called from the vigor of health to
the paleness of death.
Mr.J. H. Loftus, the Central agent, of
this place informs us that teachers with
a limited number of their frieuds can
attend the National Association to be
held at Chicago in June, by purchasing
a round trip ticket for one fare, and
that the membership card will be at
tached to the ticket properly signed,
this saving that trouble at the throng
of the convention. There will be
special Pullman sleepers for the teach
ers and every convenience possible to
make the trip agreeable. This county
and city should send a good delegation.
It is desired by the railroad authorities
to know how many intend going so that
proper arrangements can be made.
We learned at intervals during the
winter that a teacher in a certain dis
trict was having quite a worry in the
management of his school. His ex
perience and other good qualifications
made it a matter of surprise, that he
had any trouble. In a recent con
versation with the gentleman with
whom he boarded I learned that he
spent every moment of time out of
the school room in reading a series of
novels, had never known him to take
up a work on teaching or a text book
during the entire winter; although it
was known generally that his school
was surging every week with threat
ened eruption. It is not prolitable for
teachers to carry school troubles home
and brood over them, but it is eertaiu
ly is the first duty of the teachers to
see that the school goes smoothly, and
no teacher can do faithful service while
dreaming over the fate of some fictitious
Th* Moral Effects of Narootios.
Without moral rectitude there is no
true happiness to the individual nor to
society. The moral side of this ques
tion therefore, is no secondary matter.
It reaches to the fireside of every home.
The narcotic habit does not* stop by
impairing the physical and mental be
ing. The results of its effects on the
constitution stultifies aud weakens the
moral nature. There can be no true
culture without moral training, but
just as soon as the drink habit, or the
narcotic habit, is formed by the young,
moral courage is wanting and the boy
who could always be trusted before be
comes untruthful especially as regards
his newly formed habit.
Self control, the essential element of
a moral education is lost, and no high
degree of moral excellence can be at
tained. In proportion to the strength
of the habit on the individual, just to
that extent the moral sensibilities are
blunted and deprived of their normal
The pathway leads downward from
the formation of the habit, because the
mind is robbed of its highest power,
namely; the ability to make yourself
do w hat you think ought to be done,
whether you feel so inclined or not. To
free himself from the opium habit, Col
ridge is said to have gone into volun
tary imprisonment, and while there he
bribed the very jailer to whom he had
surrendered himself. He hired a man
to watch him day and night and keep
him by force from tasting the pericious
drug, but he found himself layiug plans
to cheat the very man whom he had
hired to keep the drug from him. In
stances similar to this have occurred
in this city from the alcohol habit.
Who can imagine a scene of misery
more dreadful than a conflict raging in
the bosom of such a victim. Couscieuce.
courage, honor and all the nobler
faculties of the soul struggling with the
desparation of dispare to free them
selves from the tyrant of a habit that
has enslaved them. A nightmare ot
confusion. It is kindred to the meet
ing of a savage crew on shipboard who
have killed their cap ain, and are
murdering and butchering each other.
No wonder J no. B. Gough said he would
give the world if he could forget the
scenes of Ins haccanalian life.
The use of tobacco is but one step be
hind the curse of whisky drinking.
Cigars aud wine keep close company.
The breath of the toper is no more
offensive than the breath of the smoker
or tobacco chewer. There arc ex
ceptions; but the rule is, that the moral
sense is so befogged hy either habit
that the user totally disregards the gen
eral interests of society or the comfort
of the company in which he happens
to be.
In the Exposition building in St.
Louis, the Cooper Institute and Art
Museum in New York, and in many of
the public buildings in our cities, a
special police force Is detailed to pro
tect the refinements of art and society
from the prevailing tobacco habit A
habit that drowns manhood, and robs
reason of the power of execution is no
small factor in the way of solving the
moral and social questions of the day.
Mr. Whistler has not yet definitely
decided when be will go to America,
•ays Laboucbere in bia\ruth.

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