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PUBLISHED BY THE Herald Printing Company. Thursday and Saturday. Clromlmtloß Nearly Tkr— Tko—»»a TWO DOLLARS PBR ANNUM. OSKALOOSA, “ : IOWA: March 24, 1887. OSKALOOSA ranks in population mud commercial importance hiuuur tbe llrst cities Id tbe luterior of tbe sit ate. It Is* the bus iness and industrial oeuter of a lame area of thickly populated territory, and is also the cen ter of three important railroads, giving excel lent facilities for transportation. It is In the center of the great lowa coal field, and the great iniues near by have an output aggregat ing over one-third of the State’s coal produc tion Oskaloosa has a population of about 8.0UO; It has a system of public schools unsur passed by any In the State; churches of nearly every denomination are fully organized; every branch of secret society is found; one of the most commodious opera houses in the State af fords ample amusement privileges; its people are active *’ rustlers ” every day in the year, and keep up the hum of business right along. Elec tric lights, water works, power house, good hotels, and good colleges are some of the many things cousplriug to make a welcome to all the industrious and enterprislug men and women seek lug a home In the west. We give all such a welcome, and our real estate men will answer all enquiries cheerfully and promptly, by letter or person. Smith & Brewster sell shoes cheap Harness oiled at Hull’s cheap. Every make of face |x>wder at W. A. Wells A Co.’s, Drug Store 205. Buy reliable garden seeds and trees at the Kemble greeu houses. Coml no Soon—The grandest ball of season. Look out for it. Onion sets at tAslw Servers & Neaule’s. New lot kid gloves spring shades, just arrived at “ The Magnet.’ Moxie, Moxie, Moxie!— At W. A. Wells Ht Co.’s, Drugstore 205. Stationary.— All our correspond ents are notified that new stationary supplies are now ready. Ladies, we have just received a lot of very choice perfumes. W. A. Wells & Co. Wall Paper— Largest Stock and lowest prices at Whitaker Ot Shriver’s Early Ohio, Beauty of Hehrann and Early Bose seed potatoes at tAilw Servers A Neaule’s. A new lot of oil paintings just re ceived. None given away after April Ist. “The Magnet.” (Jet one of those beautiful cards with every package of Diamond Dyes at W. A. Wells A Co.’s. Spring Announcement.— The Mag net’s announcement of new spring goods is particularly attractive this week, and a careful jierusal will let you in to several secrets. I 'I fcfr l> 1, * | 1 V ■ V u ./ 5 5 I I Coming Back.—Two or three hun dred children have now passed through the rneasle and chicken pox attacks and are now again tilling up the public sc bools. The Best.— Central lowa R’y., short and most direct route to Chicago, Peo ria, St Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, St. Paul and all other points East, West North and South. Two trains daily. Lts-tf J. 11. Loftus, Agent. Money to Loan.— l have one hun dred thousand dollars to loan on real estate security at 6 p* r cent interest for any length of time. Office over Mahaska C-ounty Bank. 22tf J. L. Warren. Attention. —-All members of tbe Knights of the Golden Eagle are re quested to be present at their castle hall, Monday eveuing. April 4, for the purpose of taking steps for the form ing of a comiuaudery of uniformed Kiiiglits. J udgment for Costs.— Judge John son, on Tuesday ruled on the motion for a new trial in the case of Wymore, administrator, against the county, over ruling the motion and giving judgment for costs against plaintiff, which amount to about S2OO. Warner’s Safe Kidney and Liver Cure—fresh. W. A. Wells & Co., Drug Store 205. Sidewalk Man. —The sidewalk committee have designated Albert Noel as his own successor as sidewalk commissioner. He has rendered the city very efficient service iu the past, and will do the same in the year now ou hand. Invited. —You are all invited to visit Dr. Morgan’s wall paper emporium and see the tine line of papers and win dow shades in great variety and beauty. The finest patterns iver seen in this part of the State. His papers and shades are all new, and cheaper than ever. l * The Eagle.— lndications of spring are apparent on every hand, and the •Golden Eagle takes pleasure in an nouncing in another column of this issue the opening in all departments of their spring aud summer clothing, which have been selected with greatest care during the past month, and are now ready for your examination. Supreme Court. —In State vs. Hockett and State vs. Sopher, the su preme court has overruled the petition for a rehearing. This leaves Hockett in the penitentiary for life and snds back Sopher’s case for a new trial. The Oppenheimer case is also reversed. It was tried at Newton on a change of venue. Tomatoes. —The American Grocer makes one tomato pack of 1886 reach cases. (2 dozen tins each,) of which lowa tilled but 50,111 cans, while New Jersey runs up to 710,133 cans. This year the new canning factory at Davenport will increase lowa’s figures 50,000 cans. % An Experiment. —A sheet of ordi nary paper warmed in front of a fire will, in a dark place, give a very de cided electric spark upon the applica tion of the knuckle, with a cracking sound. On placing a sheet of gold leaf between two sheets of paper thus elec trified, and passing a pencil over them lo a zig-zag course, a luminous flush quite strong will appear. Central Receipts.— K. L Dudley, receiver of tbe Central lowa Railway Company of Illinois, filed a report on the 16th Inst., before *Judge Gresham, for January. 1887, which is as follows: Total earnings of eutire line for month, •KM,446; total expenses for month, •MJJUB; net earnings, $13,211; total earnings of Illinois division, $17,234; total expenses of Illinois division, #l6»* 718; net earnings, $516; balance on hand, $13,211. School Notes— Tbe High school purcbaMd from Kddy Middour the col lection of minerals which he hue made during the put few years, it is a val uable addition to the specimens which are already on the shelves, and is doubly prized for baviug been made by a pupil ...The O. H. 8. extends a vote of thanks to Thb Ukjiald for a large apeeimeu of petrified wood presented recently.... Leslie Hi vers, a member of tbe O. H. 8, has begun the publication af a new paper called “The Young Geologist.” Wall Paper— Largest Stock and lowest prices at Whitaker A Shriver’s. Go to Seevers A Neagle’s for the fin est seed potatoes iu the market. t«s* Demurred Out.- The case of White man against the Central lowa, for damages for personal iujury, was de murred out of court, it being shown that at the time of the accident White man was not an employee of the road. Notice.- All persons holding enough tickets and all those desiring to com plete the required number (10), to se cure an oil) painting, w’ill please take notice that they must be presented be fore April Ist, as positively no paint ings will be given away after that date. Weeks A Steward. Educate. —Send sixteen cents in stamps to Paul Morton, G. P. A T. A , C. B. A Q. K. K., Chicago, 111., and get a copy of the Pronouncing Dictionary published by the Burlington route. It contains 320 pages, 32,000 words, and 670 engravings, and is the cheapest book issued. Coming Back.— Mr. Ken worthy, who acts as counsel for “Mode” Sopher, says that the prisoner will he brought back here, where he can be consulted with relative to the new trial that is now pending. The ground upon which the case was reversed is the want of deliberation shown in the deed com mitted, yet for which he was convicted. An Operation.— -Yesterday, Dr. Barringerjassisted by Drs. Henderson and ('lark, removed the whole breast from a ladyfresident here, who w;is afflicted with cancer. The operation was very successful, and the patient is doing very nicely. The tumor was very hard and involved nearly the whole bieast. A Farting Call.— “ The round-up” under Mayor Rice’s orders was a raid on a south side gambling room on Sat urday night and found nothing contra band. At the Blackstone House Sunday night eight persons were found locked in, with about two hundred poker chips in their possession aud cards enough to go around. They were all put down on the list for future reference. The Club.— The Farmer’s Club met March 19th, 1887, with Mr. Funk in the chair. The minutes of previous meet ing were read and approved. Mr. Lind ly addressed the meeting on the tariff question, in reply to a speech made by Mr. Beach, after which ,Mr. Beach re plied. Same question was continued to next meeting. The club adjourned to meet March 26, 1887. B R. Perdue, Secretary. Thread.— The 11. L. Spencer Com pany would beg to call the dealers and other large thread users of Oskaloosa and surrounding neighborhoods atten tion, that they are carrying a stock of the celebrated “(). N. T. Spool Cot ton. So far, we find this cotton is very popular, and in many cases for colors, particularly “fast black,” the cotton is preferred by most first-class dealers. Your order will have prompt attention. 3lw2pd The Reform School.— Rev. T. E. Cork hill, a trustee of the Eldora Re form School, says that there are three hundred and thirty-seven imn ites of that institution; that they are all tract able aud in good condition, and are making remarkable progress in their school studies. He thinks there are but few' public schools that are making better progress, aud the institution is doing incalculable good to the way ward youth of the state. Wheeled Vehicles.— For so many years that the memory of man runneth not to the contrary Joseph Jones has been putting wheeled vehicles into the bauds of our people, and always to the satisfaction of those concerned. His work has stood the test of time, and the decent usage of owners. Elsewhere he has something to say about seasonable work, which we commend to our read ers. The Jones work speaks for itself, and iu such a practical way that all understand it. Reversed.— The case of the State of lowa against A. C. Thompson, from the Jasper District Court, was reversed by the Supreme Court. This is the case where defendant killed a man with a club, in a quarrel forced on Thompson by the deceased; was tried in the District Court, and found guilty of manslaughter. Judge Johnson sen tenced him to one year in the peniten tiary, and the time is now nearly up. The case was reversed on its merits, and not on error. A Camp Fire.— The next meet ing of Phil Kearney Post No. 40, G. A. R., will be ou Tuesday, April 5. The Hon. S. H. M. Byers will at that time present to the Post a flag which waved over the consulate at Zunich and Rome for several years. A paper will be read by Hon. L. C. Blanchard, subject not yet announced. The Ladies Relief Corps will be invited to be present and paiticipate in tbe ceremonies, and to furnish a part of tbe literary enter tainment. All members of this Post, as well as neighboring posts to-geth»*r with their wives are invited. Ladies will be admitted at 8 o’clock. By order of the Commander, Jno. R. Baer, Adjutant District Court.— The January term of the District Court opened with about 650 cases. Seven weeks of court was held, and then came tbe March term, opening on Tuesday with a docket of 45 cases less than in January—the uew litigatiou covering nearly all the work that was done in the seven weeks of hard work. Arrangements will uave to be made for a perpetual term until the Ixittora can be reached. There ap parently is no spirit of compromise about. Everything must be thrown into court, and there fought out to the eud. Brethren, let there be a compro mise until the bottom of the docket can be reached. The Grand Jury.— Dr. Wm. Jarvis of White Oak; G. W. Lyons, of Harri son; Wm. Harper, of E;ist Des Moines; J. M. Russell, of Cedar; Chas. Phelps, of Richland; Ben. Cruzen of Madisou; and D. 8. Davis, of Garfield; were the Grand Jurors drawn on Tuesday, and impanneled by Judge Johnson. In nis charge to the jury Judge Johnson dwelt at some length on some flagraut violation of the rules governing grand jurors at tbe last term, where nearly every one of tbe jury was known in certain quarters almost as soon as tbe act was done. Some of tbe matters were considered and the jury went to its work. John Edmonds was made bailiff of tbe. grand jury, and serves efficiently. About Soldi Kits.—The new council has the following soldiers: Dr. Coffin, First ward, was a captain ill the Tenth Wisconsin Infantry; Robert Turner, Third ward, was in the Eighth lowa Infantry as a drummer; A. T. Drinkle was a musician in the Twelfth Michi gan; Henry Wetbersll. Fourth ward, was a private in “H” battery, First Ohio Artillery; Charles Leighton was in Company “I,” Forty-seventh lowa lufantry; Marshal Allen was a captain in the Nineteenth lowa Infantry; Jud. A. Coffin, city clerk, was a member of tbe First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. Mayor Abraham was not in the ser vice. It will be seen that the soldier element is well represented in the city government. Tbe outgoing mayor, Capt. Rice, was the only soldier ever ehoeen to tbe chair of mayor of this city. THE HERALD: OSKALOOSA. MAHASKA COUNTY. IOWA. THURSDAY. MARCH 24, 1887. FOR FORTY YEARS, THE FORTIETH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MAHASKA COUNTY BIBLE SOCI ETY —AN IMPRESSIVE SESSION—OFFI- CERS CHOSEN. For forty years the Mahaska County Bible Society has had an active exist ence. It was started in the summer of 1847, and has had an active career ever since. It has brought the words of cheer, comfort, and consolation to thousands of hearts and hundreds of homes. The blessings emanating from the acts and advantages of the society can hardly be comprehended, so many and so varied are they. Book of books! Guide, hope, heaven! Lost in moral darkness would the world be without it! How blessed and refining the light that comes from it, illuminating man’s path clearly from the cradle to the grave, and pointing the way of safety to all in the strength and beauty of a Christian life! Generations may come and go, but the work of the Bible is for all time, until the fullness of the hour shall come when in perfect re veal ment we shall all stand ou the celes tial Esdraeloa and be judged. THE MEETING. The Fortieth annual meeting of the Mahaska County Bible Society con vened in the First M. E. church, on Sunday evening, March 20, at 7:30 o’clock. President T. K. Brewster pre siding. The exercises were opened with the reading of the Scriptures by Prest. B. Trueblood, followed with prayer by Rev. ,J. M. Baugh. The report of the secretary was then presented and adopted. Rev. A. M. Haggard then gave a brief history of the work of various Bible societies, devoting special attention to the American Bible Society and its Mahaska county auxiliary. Rev. C. H. Kcays followed in a forcible exposition of the beneficial influence of the Bible on society, showing clearly how all who submitted to its influence were uplifted, and thus society purified and ennobled. Rev. H. H. Clouse pre sented the topic, “Influence of the Bible on Business.” He showed that its teachings forbid meddling with the affairs of others, and all manifestations of human selfishness and jealousy; it also enforces industry and earnestness, and a rigid adherence to the law's of honesty in our dealings with individ uals or with governments. The fol lowing officers were then elected for the ensuing year: President, J. W. Johnson; First Vice-President, Wm. Burnside; Sproml Vice-President, Dr. Turner; Secretary, Chas. Fnehlinger; Treasurer, W. R. Cowan; Trustees, Richard Dumont, Henry Howard, Gil bert Farr. A collection amounting to sl6 43 was taken aud donated to the American Bible Society. The exercises were interspersed with singing, led by the choir of the First M. E. church. The following are the reports of tiie treasurer and DEPOSITOR. The treasurer started in March 18,1886, with a balance of $56.49; collection at annual meeting, $15.73; collection from Simpson M. E. church, $2.50; cash from depository, on sale of books, $43.53—a total of $118.25. The expenditures were: by donation to American Bible Society, #15.73; by cash to book account, #55.00; balance on baud, #47.52, with a balance of credit on book account also of #lO.lO. Col. Cowan is treasurer. Reuben Whittaker, as depositor, re ported business and invoice of stock aggregating #148.90, with sales of #4B 36. Rev. Dr. Corkhill pronounced the benediction, and the meeting ad journed. Dry Kansas.— George Ilalferty’s New Fra, at South Haven, Kansas, says: “We desire to caution every body against carelessness with tire. Such times as these when everything is dry, so that the ground itself would almost burn, and violeut winds liable to spring up at any moment, a lighted match or stub of a cigar, thoughtlessly lighting of the grass or debris about your premises, may result in serious disaster to property.” This is quite early in the season to raise the cry of a parched land, but here you have it as loud as George can make it. Old - Fashioned. —The spelling school at the First M. E. church, last Friday evening, attracted a good au dience. Iu the juvenile class Miss Seevers wou the first prize, and in the contest between the elders there was a clashing of words for a longtime. Lin coln Warren and Dr. Clark were cap tains of the contending hosts,—and Dr. McMillan was soon the last of the liv ing on Dr. Clark’s side, with Mrs. Fills bury and Mrs. Covel for the other. Deacon Pillsbury gave out the words, and tried to get ahead of his wife. Now, lie should have known better thau that —for the Deacon knows that when a man gets fairly ahead of his wife the day of miracles is near. Of course Sister Pillsbury won tbe prize, and won it handsomely. Killed by the Wheels.— Frank Mosher, a railway brakeman in tbe em ploy of the Keokuk division of the Rock Island railway, was instantly killed at Otley, lowa. Sunday morning. The train had pulled into the station, but had not yet come to a standstill, when, desiring to expedite matters, Mosher stepped down between the tend er and forward car, and placing one foot on the break beam of the car and the other on that of the tender, pulled the pin and gave the engineer a signal to “go ahead.” The latter at once pulled quickly away toward the water tank, supposing that Mosher had secured himself against danger. When the engine parted from the train it spread the feet of the brakeman apart aud his foot slipping from the tender, he fell on the track and was run over and cut in two by the moving train, death ensuing almost instantly. The re mains were transferred to Monroe, where the parents of the unfortunate young man reside, and where tbe funeral took place Monday. Mosher was a young man. had bean in the em ploy of the Rock Island about three mouths, and had a wife, from whom he was separated. Rb Cakekul.— A note from Rich land asks us to answer this question: “Agents have been representing here that they could furnish a full list of Russian apples, for summer, fall and winter, of the very best grades known, and all fully tested. Can they do this ?” No, they cannot, for the simple reason that the new Russian varieties have not been tested yet. It is all an ex periment with them as yet, and no re putable nursery will sell trees on any such basis. Two or three varieties of the Russiaus are known—the Astra chan, Duchess and Tetofsky—but be yond that none can go and speak with well ascertained knowledge. We ad vise all who need trees of tbe fruiting kind to buy only of home agents, of men whom you know personally or by good reputation. There are thousands of people who have done otherwise, and they now have reason to regret it. When a man buys a lot of fruit trees, plants them and gives them attention, expecting certain varieties to come and please his palate, to find something else and it not so good is calculated to break down all the fortifications of Christian forbearance and let loose a tide of muscular feeling to say the least. Patronize people whom you know; pay no fancy prices; listen to no fancy tales, and you will act tbe part of a wise man. However, you can be robbed and bam boozled just as easy and as quick as you want.to be, and it Is one of your in alieuable rights to enjoy the process If you want to. THE CITY COUNCIL. THE OLD GIVES AWAY TO THE NEW GREETINGS AND GOODBYES ELECTION OF OFFICERS—ETCETERAS. On Monday eveuing the old city council met at 8 o’clock, Mayor Rice in tbe chair. After the transaction of some routine business, the decks were cleared of all business save that of in ducting the new administration into office, and giving a greeting to the old. Mr. Frankel closed his fourth term as alderman from the second ward— eight years of consecutive service, in which he has given to the city his best judgment, and greatly to its interest. In separating from the council he|grate fully acknowledged the kindness that he had uniformly received at the hands of the members of the present and past councils. He was extremely felicitous in his remarks. .//, Alderman Haskell was the other re tiring member, and made a brief ad dress, and to the point. In closing his administration of two years. Mayor Rice took occasion to make the following remarks, after which the council adjourned without day: Gentlemen of the City Council:— After serving you two years, I am about to retire, but before so doing al low me to tender to you one and all my sincere thanks for your kind co operation, sometimes not just as 1 would have it; but to err is human; you have done what you deemed for the best interests of the city. I have endeavored to the best of my ability to govern tbe city for its advancement and its welfare. I have punished no enemies, neither have I knowingly or intentionally illy treated my friends. 4f 1 am even on this score I shall be content. To the workingmen of the city 1 am most indebted, but by one and all 1 Lave been treated with the greatest consideration and kindues>. I have to the best of my ability tried to maintain the standing of our beau tiful city in regard to finance, enter prise and hospitality to the stranger. To the citizens, members of the lire department and, police force and city officers, you will please accept my thanks for courtesies extended and honors conferred, and in leaving you, you have my best wishes for your per sonal prosperity and happiuess, and the prosperity of Oskaloosa, which is as I believe the best little city in the great State of lowa. THE NEW COUNCIL. The members elect—Messrs. Blat tner, Jones, Turner and Leighton—ap peared and were sworn into office. The Mayor elect, A. M. Abraham, appeared and his oath of office was taken and bond approved—Dr. Coffin acting as President pro tempore jiending this action. In takiug the chair Mayor Abraham spoke as follows: MAYOR ABRAHAM’S ADDRESS. Iu assuming the duties of Mayor of the city of Oskaloosa, I do it with a full appreciation of the responsibilities and importance of the position. We have a city of which we may all be justly proud and our good name abroad, if retaiued, and our substantial growth and prosperity at home, if maintained, must be based largely upou tbe proper administration of our tinauces, and to this we should look with especial care, not forgetting, however, that all the ordinances of the city, if they are to be the guide of our citizens and are to be respected and obeyed as they should, that it is absolutely necessary that they should all be strictly enforced. A very important duty that devolves upon you and 1 is to see that the ordinances of the city relating to its sanitary condi tion are most rigidly enforced without reference to the expense or temporary burden that it may seem to be to the individual citizen at the time. And right in this connection 1 want to say to you gentlemen, members of the city council, that the success of our admin istration depends iu a very great meas ure upon our unity of action in these matters, and you will always find me endeavoring to work with you for the general advancement of our city inter ests. For two years past the affairs of the city have been managed under tbe leadership of my good friend, Mayor Rice, assisted and sustained always by the council, with most signal success. We will, if no steps are to be taken backward in these important matters, have to give to the work before us our best thoughts, our time and our untir ing efforts. So let us work together for the good of the city; work in unity, laying aside any and all prejudice and not dissappoint our friends that have trusted us, but try and prove that we are worthy of their confidence ami es teem. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The election of officers coming on, the result was as follows: City Clerk—J. A. Coffin, re-elected. City Marshal—L. J. Alleu, re-elected. Deputy Marshal—Walker Dwyer. Street Commissioner—Ed. Fitzger ald, re elected. The following standing committees were announced by the Mayor: Ways and Means— Messrs. Turner, Leighton and Janney. Finance— Messrs. Leighton, Drinkle and Jones. Claims— Messrs. Drinkle, Leighton and CotfiD. Streets and Alleys— Messrs. Blattner, Turner and Wetherell. Fire— Messrs. Drinkle, Coffin and Blattner. Water— Messrs. Janney, Blattner and Turner. Gas —Messrs. Wetherell, Leighton and Jones. Public Improve m ‘aits— Messrs. J ones, Blattner and Janney. Sidewalks— Messrs. Turner, Wether ell aud Blattner. Litigation— Messrs. Leighton, Coffin and Jones. Sewer—Messrs. Coffin, Drinkle and Wetherell. Police— Messrs. Abraham, Coffin,Jan ney, Drinkle and Wetherell. During the two years that Mayor Rice has presided as mayor he has giv en to the office close personal attention and has administered the ordinances to the best of his power. He has caused numerous raids to be made on the gamblers, and to a great extent that evil has been controlled and kept exceedingly dark. Every interest of the city that he could benefit received his personal attention, and in all ways he retires to private life with the meed fully due him as a careful, correct, painstaking official, who gave to the people the best service at his command. Capt. Rice can well congratulate him self for the work done under his ad ministration, and we all trust that the best luck will attend him iu whatever he may undertake iu private life. lowa Coal Product.—Tuesday’s Register has tbe following compilation of tbe coal product of Iowa: “Tbe state mine inspectors have compiled from the returns sent them statistics showing tbe total output of the state from tbe coal mines for the year 1886, and these will be published in the aggregate in tbe next biennial report. Tbe amount of the coal product of each county is given below by districts, the state being divided into three inspection districts for convenience. By this list it will be seen that Mahaska leads all other counties in tbe amount of coal mined, and Keokuk county is next on the list. Polk county is fourth on tbe lisc with nearly 400,000 tons. The amount given are from official reports, so far as they could be gotten, and fair estimates on tbe remainder: riBMT DIHTHICT—MR. SMITH. Counties. Tons. Counties. Tons. J ft*per 286,034 Soott 3,000 MarabaU 400 Muscat!tie . ... 100 Mahaoka 801,302 Keokuk 043,301 MKOOXU DISTRICT- MR. HUKKE. Counties. Tons. Counties. Tons. Appanoose...., 160,000 >rtan 9JWI Davis i,ooo Jefferson. 1.0*3 Lucas 330,70# Marlon Ul.OPi Monroe 117.700 Pag* 1,660 Taylor 8.663 Van Buren h.osh Wayne 34JM0 Wapello... 237,111 Warren 23,330 THIRD DISTRICT—MB. STOUT. Counties. Tons. Counties. Tons. Polk 331,004 Webster 107,777 Guthrie 17,104 Ureeneo 117,63* Hamilton 3,312 Bdooe 204,070 Dallas 21,086 Be sure you are right, then go ahead —to Wells A Co.’s, Drug Store 205, for PaiuU of all kinds. BOARD OF EDUCATION. THE OLD AND THE NEW—A YEAR’S WORK CLOSED—AND ANOTHER YEAR INAUGURATED. The Board of Education met on Mon day afternoon at 4 o’clock, at the office ’ of Secretary Dumont, President Luring in the chair. The business on the Sec ■ retary’s table was taken up and de spatched, clearing the calendar for tbe . old Board entirely. The Board then adjourned without day, but tbe new members, elected at the recent school meeting, appeared and were sworn in , and reorganization followed, with the unanimous election of William Burn side as President. He accepted the po sition and business was at once pro ceeded with. Mr. Swalm introduced the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That a committee of one or more directors be appointed each to have charge of a designated school, in connection with the superintendent and principal; the director so ap pointed to make it his duty to make frequent visits to the school for which he may be committeeman, and if nec essary make a full report to the whole Board of matters that in his opinion may need attention. Complying with the above the Presi dent made the following assignments: High school —Mr. Johnson. First ward—Mr. K : ndig. Second ward —Mr. Jones. Third ward—Mr. Wilson. Fourth ward —Mr. Swalm. The object of the resolution is to se cure regular and frequent visitation of the schools on the part of the commit teemen. Being directly responsible, in a measure, for one school, it is thought that sufficient interest can be evolved tn make visitation certain, and with it rieid inspection and report. The peo ple pay out annually a great deal of money for school purposes in this city, and they have a right to expect as full a return for their mouey as is decently possible. They had, from the old Board, and for years past, diligent and faith ful service, and that is shown l>v the thorough excellence of the schools, and the new arrangement is only for the purpose of making a division of the work, and putting responsibilty upon individual memliers. President Burnside made the follow lowing committee assignments: 1. Grounds and buildings—Messrs. Jones. Wilson and Swalm. 2. Janitors and furniture—Messrs. Kindig, Johnson and Swalm. 3 Teachers and rules—Messrs. John son, Wilson and Kindig. 4. Finance and accounts—Messrs. Wilson, Jones and Johnson. 5. Text books and supplies--Messrs. Swalm. Kindig and Johnson. The election of Mr. Burnside is an honor worthily conferred. No lietter friend to the common school can be found in our ranks. He appreciates fully the blessings of the system, and ' during his long residence here has al ways stood by the poor man’s universi ty,—the common school. lie takes a ! great pride in our schools, and in the future as in the past will be found do- J ing his full duty by them. After adjournment, the new and the old, at the invitation of the Presi dent, met at McCulloch & Paine’s, where the usual discussion was had over oysters and things, the tables be ing quieted under the inspiring quota tion: “And still there’s more to follow.” Want It.— Just now there is a petty row going on among our local Demo crats, and we speak by Democratic au- , thority: The death of Collector Thompson leaves a vacancy, and a fat one. Seeking that position are very many men who step high in the camp of the Democracy. We are assured that Postmaster Smith is a candidate for the position, and that Frank Da venport is also willing and auxious to serve. And here is where the trouble comes in: the element behind Smith refuse to consider Davenport what ever, and Davenport’s friends claim that since Smith has the postoffice he should be satisfied and permit him to plow the field alone. On the surface all is quiet, but under the cover there is a violeut contention. Davenport has rallied a large number of friends, but the few men who are looked upon as potential—such as Gibbs and com pany, are for Smith, and feel certain that Davenport will be knocked out. All our information is from troubled souls in the Democratic pasture, and aud we only mention it here lest our Democratic neighbor should forget to do so, iu its anxiety to howl about free trade and Grover’s growling vetoes. The|uews must be given! Nota Bena. —Which means no beans of official revenue sort for either of the gentle men. Tuesday Dudley W. Stewart of Des Moines was appointed Collector. Put away the little booms in camphor and let them sleep! Program for Author’s Day.O. H. S.—Tbe B and C classes will furnish the program. The B class will take Carleton and his works as their topic, and the C class will consider Lowell. Music—Quartet, “Our Greeting.” Recitation — “ Gone with a Hand somer Man,” Eda Haskell. Carleton. Essay—“ Lowell’s Work,” Clem Pat terson. Recitation—“ Sir Launfal’s Vision,” Anna Healion. Lowell. Music —Chorus, “Speed Good Ship.” Recitation “ Extreme Unction,” Bertha Romer. Lowell. Essay—" Will Carleton,” Roy Robin son. Recitation—“ The Courtin’,” Maime Robb. LotoelL Recitation—“ Editor’s Guest,” Clara O her fell. Carleton. “The New Lochinvar,” Allie Shu ns ite. Carleton. Music-Quartet, “ Lovely Spriug.” Essay—" Lowell’s Life,” Taylor Jack son. Recitation—“ Out of the Old House, Nancy,” Lizzie Jackson. Carleton. Music—Chorus, * Merry Mountain eers.” The exercises will begin at 2 P. M., Friday, March 25. All those interested will be welcomed. Police Pickings.— The case of The State vs. Samuel Wilson, for larceny of coal from the Central coal chute, was tried to a jury in Justice Croney’s court, last Monday, and tbe defendant acquitted. Two other informations against his sons were quashed, or rath er not prosecuted. Constable Jordan, the sheriff, and deputy-marshal Walker Dyer, raided the home of Ben. Evans, at Beacon, Monday night, and by the aid of a search-warrant gathered in about fifteen gallons of whisky, and ten gallons of gin. The booze was found in the cellar of the dwelling, and was, no doubt, kept for medical (!) use. The seizure will be investigated next Mon day. In the case of The State vs. J. C. Ken worthy, before Justice (linesley, last Friday, for assault aud battery, the jury found the defendant guilty, aud the court imposed a fine of #50.00 and costs, in default of which, and a neces sary appeal bond, the prisoner was sent to jail. The first case before Ilia Honor, Mayor Abraham, was a con demnation of liquor, in the case of The State vs. William Green way. A ten gallon keg of whisky was seized at this party’s residence a short time ago on a search ordered by Mayor ; Rice. Nate Dow, for selling liquor to 1 Jack Brown and Tom McNeilan, was found guilty, fined one hundred dollars, and appealed the case to the District Court The same party and Wm. Green way, for nuisance, waived pre liminary examination and were bound over to await the action of the grand jury. A gambling outfit was seized at the Blackstone House last Saturday night, and the names of ten or twelve parties taken for future consideration. Mayor Rice and assistants made tbe &pture. Another Fine Horse Brought to Alarum County Reporter. Dr. N. R. Cornell has recently pur chased of Charles Backmuu, of New York, CORSAlß,—stallion, by Rys dyk’s Hambletonian. We see that Duton’s Spirit of the Turf— authority iu all matters relating to horses, has included Corsair in the standard list of trotting sires to which distinction he is justly entitled from the perform ance of his daughter Ida M., in trotting a mile in 2:29J£ at Mansfield, Ohio, last fall, and of his son Competine, in trotting a mile at Winterset, lowa, last fall, in 2:33. Corsair was taken from here four years ago. The Dr. in buy ing this celebrated horse and bringing him back, has done a good thing for the horse interest of the county, and pleased horsemen, breeders and farmers, who are acquainted with his stock and high ly prize it for speed, roadsters, and gen eral purpose horses, and for its size and kind and gentle disposition. We wish the Dr. the success his enterprise de serves, and feel sure the breeders of this section of the State will give him liberal patronage. New Tons io Missouri. Along the Kansas City extension of the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul Railway, now beiug built from Ottum wa, lowa, to Kansas City, Mo., lots in eleven finely located towns will be offered for sale during the mouths of March and April, viz: Galesburg, Anderson, Harris, Osgood, Gorham, Norman, Ludlow, Braymer, Cowgill, Elmira and Moseby. Plie entire country traversed by this extension is noted for its agricultural advantages. Farm lands vary in value from $25 to s6u per acre, and for the whole distance the country is well set tled. A very important feature of the development of this section of the country is the fact that the taxes are lighter than anywhere else in the west, m my of the counties through which the road passes having no bonded in debtedness whatever. The climate is healthy, winters mild and water good. Large tracts of timber skirt the banks of the streams, and building stone is quarried freely. The farms, surround ed by well trimmed osage hedges, are subjects of neatness, and such as an eastern emigrant would feel proud to own. Fruit trees are prolific, and grapes, pears, peaches, prunes and other fruits together with berries and garden vegetables, are raised in abundance. The people are affable, intelligent and prof porous, and tender a hearty greet ing to all who join issues with them. Any of these new towns present golden opportunities to merchants, mechanics, professional men aud others who aie energetic and desire to letter their prospects. The company is buildiii; its own bridge across the Missouri river, and the extension will bea trunk line. Numerous coal beds surround many of the towns, the development of which has hardly begun, and the fuel famine is thereby barred to settlers in this section of the country. The pi its of these towns will be placed on record and lots therein offered for sale tbe latter part of this month and first of April. Notices of days for opening sales will appear in those columns. Look out for a general boom in town property and be promptly on hand t » obtain first choice. For further partic ulars address H. G. llaugan, Land Commissioner, or C. A. Padley, General Land Agent. Milwaukee, Wis. t&swl Real Estate Transfer*. Transfers for one week past—Reported Ext»res»- ly for The Ukrald, by Cowan A Hambleton, AbstracUrrs, Real Estate and Loan Agents, Oskaloosa, lowa. lands. Harriot R. Ellis to Chas. Hutchinson, 11 acres, section 5, Spring Creek $ ho oo Geo. W. Hill to David Stanton, 7 acres in section 12, Prairie township ior> oo Edmond Lee to Lorie Lee. pt ho acres, section 3 Harrison township l oo E. I*. Bolton to Zenetta A. Storm et al, 160 acres sections 29, 16, 26 and 36, Cedar and White Oak 400 oo John R. Tragerto Wm. R. Evans, lots 15 and 16, section 13, Prairie 450 00 .tames Banks to Z. C. Delashmutt 5H acres tlon 32. White Oak 1000 oo Wm. T. Barnard to Allen D. Smith, io acres section 34. Richland township aoo oo Mary Dinsmore to Malcolm K. Triplett, 29 acres, section 14 and 13, Cedar two 973 51 Maria Van Z&nte to Jacob Gundra, Jr., Ho acres section 29, Black Oak 3200 00 Rufus K. Davis to E. H. McCann 14t>^ acres section l, Monroe township 5500 00 Lizzie Gorsuch, executor, to Penelope and Laura Curry so acres section I, Union township 1360 00 Jan Van Roekel to Rut Vau Koekel 4 acres section 32, Richland township.. 500 00 Nancy Lundy et al to James Ashton 14 acres section 17, Richland township 1 00 LOTS. Henry M. Shroyer to J. M. Shroyer w \' t lot 11, block 2, Tafntor 100 00 Henry M. Shroyer to J. M. Shroyer n % lots 5 and 6. block 5, Tatntor 140 00 E. W. Malmqutst, by Sheriff, to C. P. Searle lot 2 out lot 1, Oskaloosa, OP 1270 00 Cora C. Weed to Robert McCord, Jr., lot 15 N W & Co’s ad, oskaloosa 130 00 Z. C. Delashmutt to James Banks lots 76 and 77, N & S ad, Oskaloosa 350 00 Mary F. Powell to C. P. Searle lot 6 block 5, Lead, Oskaloosa 400 00 E. H. Gibbs to C. W. Bollnger lot 3 block 3, Donabeys ad, Oskaloosa 20000 WALL PAPER. WALL PAPER. Everybody is invited and desired to call at Dr. Morgan’s City Drug Store and Wail Paper Emporium, and see the fine line of elegant wall paper and window shades—all new stock—and the most beautiful designs ever shown in this market; at very low prices. 31 Take your PICTURES to McCurdy & Co.’s for framing. A thousand dol lars worth of molding, and variety end less. PRICES LOWEST, that’s the interesting part. 30tf Our Queen of Dakota still leads al other brands of flour. 31 w 4 Seevers & Neagle. L. L. Hull sells Saddles, Harness and Trunks cheaper than any house in the west. Price them. 31 wl Go to McCurdy' & Co. for your Baby Carriages; they are selling less than elsewhere. 30tf WANTED. Everybody to know that Dr. W. G. Millar has removed his dental office from over J. M. Jones’ boot and shoe store, south side of square, to front rooms of Times Block, over new post office. 31 wl Those Hall Racks! Did you ever —see such beauties—as are at Mc- Curdy & Go’s. 30tf Harness oiled and repaired cheap at L. L. Hull’s. 31wl Twenty Thousand Dollars worth of Furniture at the McCurdy' & Co. Store. Go and see it! Go and see it!! 30tf A car-load of Queen and King tlour just in 31 w 4 Seevers & Neagle’s. “McCurdy, when will you ever sell all of that MAMMOUTn Stock of goods?” “Constantly going! must come in as fast as it goes out.” 30tf See those new style Harness and Collars at L. L. Hull’s. He is always ahead. 31 wl McOurdy & Co. will soon have 50 bedroom sets on their floors. That’s the place to be suited. Remem ber north of the Court House. 30tf UPHOLSTERING, UPHOLSTERING, Before the rush take your old Sofas, Rockers, Chairs and Louugos to Mo- OUUDY & CO.’S, and have them done over as good as new, and in later style goods. 30tf No place like Hull’s for Bargains. Wagon Harness from $20.00 to $25.00 per set, warranted oak leather and hand made. 31 wl HORSE SHOEING. When you want a first-class job of Horse Shoeing done, call at my shop just east of the new court-house, and I will guarantee perfect satisfaction as to good work and reasonable prices. nSSOtf Charles Glover. WO. MILbAK, . Dentist. Otßoe over poetofllee, la Time* Block- Nl trou* oxide g M used for faluful operation*. 20 To tie Public! The undersigned, having bought the stock of CLOTHING, Hats, Caps, Gents 7 Furnishing Goods and Merchant Tailoring belonging to the es tate of their brother, M. L. Levi, for sixty cents on the dollar, have determined to open up their busi ness on a different plan from the one on which it was run be fore. That is, to mark all goods in Plain Figures, and sell strictly for ONE PRICE and that price to be the Low est. We have added to it a large assort ment of new and de sirable styles in all lines, and all that are in need of anything in our line will do well to call and ex amine our stock be fore purchasing else where, as we have marked a great many goods at seventy-five cents on the dollar of what they cost to manufacture, and all other goods at as low if not lower prices than can be had at other places. We have done this in order to build up the trade. We will sell no shod dy nor misrepresent goods to man, woman or child. Call and give us a trial and we will try and please you in quality and price. Respectfully, LEVI BROS. S. W. cor. square. Extra efforts will be made to suit all the old as well as all new customers in the Merchant Tailoring Department, in which we have received al the latest styles in Piece Goods, and wil warrant a fit or no sale, as has been the custom heretofore. LEVI BROS. Spring* Announcement! W^,Seasonable jg In every Department. 4A CEjPRICES THE LOWEST.IjJn CS m S We will make it to your > n !4*jgpg^-.-.-'B terest to double your 0 •_0 c^>ases 118 ie I guarantee to put mT 1 lfißgg&£H money your pockets -V. HHI H9on LJ Desirable Styles -IN DRESS GOODS. ITEMS Id Eonl EM White Goods, ZEPHYR mulls. Batistes!- Embroideries to Match. Weeks & Steward. Carriages, Phaetons, Buggies, and Spring Wagons. jy / J vr / / / ' \ \ xy / /l\^V \ 1/ I \ \ Sm J / I \ J \ /\ / \ \ / y, V*' / ] V All Leading Styles Made. Any Style Made to Order. WE MAKE THE BEST SPHINO WAGONS IN THE MARKET. NOTHING BETTER. PH ASTONS OF ALL KINDS. LIGHT SPEEDING WAGONS. END SPRING BUGGIES. CA BRIOLETS «& EXTENTION TOP CARRIAGES. SIDE BAR SPRING BUGCIES. SIDE SPRING SIDE BAR BUGGIES. END SPRING SIDE BAR BUGGIES. DEXTER SPRING BUGGIES & PHJCTONS DELIVERY WAGONS OR ANYTHING YOU WANT. Id our painting we excel for durability and finish. la woodwork only Seasoned Hickory, Ash au4 Yellow Poplar in used. I desire to call the attention of carriage buyers | cheapest and most satisfactory in the long run, as to my line of Carriages, Phaetons, Buggies and it does not rack to pieces and look shabby in a short Spring Wagons, of which I keep the largest stock time, but on the contrary will stand hard usage for in lowa. I aim to keep on hand an assortment of j years and retain the appearance that only good well the leading styles and sizes, and can build on short made work will. All my work is fully wairanted notice, anything special either in styles or sizes. I and if anything should tail on account of defecti'e probably carry the largest stock of material of any material or workmanship, it costs the buyer nothing lowa Carriage Manufacturer, which, l>eing bought to have it made right. 11 you are in need ol in large quantities of first hands, and employing anythiug in ym line l would be pleased to have a lull corps of skilled workmen, each one being an you call and see me and if not convenient to do so, expert in his department, ami haviug well ar- I will gladly answer any inquiry by mail. I am ranged commodious shops anti first class tools, I pleased to have my friends call and see me and claim that I can build No. 1 work as cheaply as examine my work and process of manufacturing, anyone, when you take quality into consideration. Thanking the public tor their patronage so literally . In the making of my work only the test material bestowed on me for the past .51 years, and assuring to be had is used, much of which is made especially you that I will endeavor to merit its lontinuance, for me. I take pride in the stylish appearance and 1 am, \ours truly, finish of ray work, aud while my prices are some- JOSEPH JONES, what higher than the cheap John work with .„. f , . OSKALOOSA, IOWA, which the market is Hooded, it will be tound the In addition to the manufacture ol new work, I do *ll kinds of buggy repairing, such aa painting, trim ming, smithing, wood work, etc., and carry a full line of repair material, such as wheel* axles, springs, dashes, tops, extra shafts, poles aud in tact everything that enters into the makeup of a buggy. y pncet for repairs will always be found as low as any. To meet the requirements of tlie trade, I have made arrangements with some of the leading eastetn makers to build to my order and plans a line or work which I can sell as low if not lower than others have buggies running in grade from the cheapest Cincinnati make to a good se rvicable stylish, medium priced vehicle which I warrant. See them. Offloa and Worki, Wait 71m Aranat. OSKA LOOSA. 10 WA. KID GLOVES EIGEFTIONAL VALUES. Trimmings, Buttons, Braids, Etc. .JUST EBCEIVBD. JOSEPH JONES, Just Received. BUILDER OF Best Values -IN DOMESTICS IN THE OITY. Gome Often, Come Often, IT WILL PAY.