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ClrcuUiion Nearly Three Thousand. rußUsaiu bv The Herald Priming Company. At Two Dollars Per Annum. OSKALOOSA. : December 6,1888. OSKALOOSA ranks in population and commercial importance among the first cities In the interior of the State. It l» the bus iness and industrial center of a large area of thickly populated territory, and 1® a l ® o tll ® 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 mines near by have an output aggregat ing over one-third of the State’s coal produc tion. Oskaloosa has a population of about s ooo; 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 la the State af fords ample amusement privileges; Its people are active “ rustlers ” every day in the year, aud 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 conspiring to make a welcome to all the Industrious and enterprising men and women seeking 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. Brewster & Co. sell shoes cheap. Immense Bargains at The Magnet. je That You Do.—Remember the ,hool entertainment Friday evening, cember 14. 16w2 dsat live us a call at the Star Restaurant l see what a nice cup of coffee or we will give you for 5 cents. wl w Last Will.— There has been .ied with the clerk the last will and estament of Peter Van de Geest, de based. Dangerous.—The State Board of Health have added membranous croup to the diseases included in the health regulations. Donated.— The collection for the poor Thanksgiving day amounted to S3IOO, which has been turned over to the Ladies Aid $->ciety. Cloak at Half Price.— Don’t for get it. Weeks & Steward. To Be Filled. —The members of St. James Episcopal church are much encouraged over the prospects of se lg a rector in the near future. * >es to Missouri.— Messrs. Willard ringer sold and shipped oije of One stallions to Harrisburg, Mis i, this week. Come to the htar at 215 South Mar- H street, if you want a good dia *r. wl Rapid Work—ln the composing >omof the Chicago Timn.on Sunday, _,eo Monheitner, a former Bloomtield Doy, set etns of type in six hours. Wiiy Are We So Busy!—Because we are selling Cloaks at half price. Weeks & steward. Notice.— The “Prize Election,” so , advertised in the Des Moines r of Nov. 22, ’BB, has been post ; indefinitely. Respectfully, lpd J C. Throop, Agt. e canine and equine exhibition at iurtis Opera House has closed, as one of the best shows of its kind „ has visited Davenport this season, the Opera House Monday and Tues ■ evenings, December 10 and 11. d-w -4 Furnace.—The furnace for s new Congregational church arrived da week, and is being put in by W. ». Hunt It is a “Palace King” built m Utica, New York, and bears the rep utation of a good type. Money to Loan.—l have one hun dred thousand dollars to loan on real *tate security at per cent interest any length of time. Office over Ma ka County Hank. Of Buffalo Courier. —“My Geraldine" s a wonderful production, a good com pany aud without exception one of the best entertainments that has visited our city for years. A refined perform ance that will please all. At the Opera House, Saturday, December 8. dlwl Moke Light.—Patrons of the Cen tral lowa complain greatly about the insufficient lighting of the platform for the night trains, and they have good grounds for Complaint, too. The man agement should see that more light is given. Dehorning Cattle— J. H. Tero •leton, an advocate of dehorning cat e, and w’>» his 19 h®*ui of his own tbit condition, dHiomed for Dr. •Ison the Other day 35 he id in 4 ui *. Fri Uy Levi Towns had 6o end dehorned. You can borrow money in any mount of the Phelps Mortgage Co. and ay it back in small monthly payments, too insure your property in Chas. .elps' Insurance Agency the largest eucy in the city. Office over FrankePs tnk, Oskaloosa, lowa. tf No Money In It.—The clothiDg ep and dry goods dealers say this is awfully pretty to look at, •ut there’s no money in it for trade. Jne month before the holidays is better than two after for business, if it is the right kind of weather. Going Up.—Coffee baa advanced one cent tbe paat week and sugar ad vanced one cent atd a quarter on tbe Pacific coast and a sharp advance in eastern markets, and both staples will go higher, caused by a short supply a.l over the world. I> New Monuments.— F. W. McCall & Bon have recently erected monuments in Forest Cemetery to the memory of Mrs. J. H. Johnson and Mis. Carl Vernon. These two are of granite,very similar m style and shape, and unlike anything heretofore erected In Forest Oemetery: this combined weight is l&jOOU pounds. Messrs. McCall A Bon this week set up a monument in the Albia cemetery, weighing B,QUO pounds. 4 ~ // \ Township Officers. —A called meeting of the Board of Supervisors is being held for tbe canvassing of the vote cast for township officers at tbe late election. This meeting is the out come of a ruling of the Supreme Court published some time since in these columns, and is the first time in the history of Mahaska county that the Board of Supervisors have taken ac tion upon the election of township of ficers. Let Them Work.—The Marshall town Time* says “every tramp who has been about asking for food the past two weeks is a fraud. Farmers have been aoonring tbe town every evening for men to pick corn and have offered as high as 3 cents a bushel and board. As an average man can this year pick fifty bushels a day it makes tbe net salary of a corn picker larger than that of moat bank presidents. To the credit of the tramp* it to to be aaid that they Elf MMRA a tweoty-flve cents at the Slar, .h Market street. wl atches and Jewelry.— Bead F. age’s advertisement in this issue. honary Tea.— The ladies of the d Presbyterian church will give a unary Tea at the parsonage on y evening, December 7. All are illy invited. d&w J. L. Warren. Holiday Announcement. —Else- where on this page Sam Baldauf tells you of a special line of holiday got ds t mt are real bargains at the prices an nounced. Look it up. New York Herald.—' “My Geraldine*' is one of Bartley Campbell’s strongest plays. It is a strong Irish drama, original, interesting and full of merit. At the Opera House, Saturday evening, December 8. dlwl IOWA: Fop Corn, Etc. —For the best of Pop Corn, Candies, Nuts and “Red Hot Wener Wurst.” See Leslie Rivers on National Bank corner. Special rates on Pop Corn Balls and Sacks for par ties. Annual Entertainment.— The an nual entertainment by pupils of the public schools will be given in the Opera House, Friday evening, Dec. 14. Pupils from each of the ward buildings will take part. w 2 dS Will Take Part.— Pupils from each of the Ward schools and also the High School will take part in the an nual school entertainment to be given in the Opera House, Friday evening, December 14. Remember the date. w2dsat Bazaar. —Preparations are being completed for the bazaar to be given by the ladies of the First Presbyterian church, December 12. All kinds ot fancy articles will be on exhibition and for sale, suitable for holiday pres sents. 77&16 Masked Festival.— On next Wed nesday evening, December 12, the young people of the vicinity of Union Chapel four miles west of Oskaloosa, on the Knoxville road, will hold a masked fes tival in the church, to which they cor dially invite all their friends. Who is He?—“An Oskaloosa man with more courage than discretion bet his homesteac worth $2,500 on the elec tion of Cleveland and lost it. His wife very sensibly refused to sign the deed, and the man luckily compromised for $350. He now ought to deed the pro perty to his wife and let her own it.”— Ottumwa Courier. Treasurer’s Sale.— The sale of property for taxes by Treasurer Gil christ was largely attended Monday afternoon, and while the list sold was ex ceedingiy small, the bidding for it was somewhat spirited, as small an amount as one-tenth of many pieces being taken in consideration of the payment of the taxes upon the whole. Oskaloosa College.— The winter term begins Jan. 2. This is a good time to begin. There will be a lieginr.ing class in Latin, Algebra and Geometry. Special advantages are offered in Music, Art and Commercial Studies. The Pre paratory furnishes a good opportunity for all high school and academ o branches. tf Pastors’ Meeting at 10:30 a. m. o’clock, in the Y. M. C. A. rooms, vex Monday. All pastors in Mahaska c« un ty, and in charge of congregations are members of this association. Q iestion for discussion: “Since congregations are urged to choose, decide, act, bow shall the ministry secure an immediate and scriptur d expression from them?” A. M. Haggard, Secretary. Newly Elected —The officers for the ensuing term, recently elected by Oskaloosa Lodge No. 58, K. of P. are as follows: W. A. GREEK C. C. W. U. Jones V. C. O. N. Downs P. D. B. Klemino, .. M. of E. M. Fbankbl, M. of F. B. F. White,. K of R. and S. T. If. SHOCKLEY, M. at A. J. C. Fisk. G. H. Cab lon, A. W. Rader, Trustees. Business Change.— Ed Baum sold his restaurant, corner of High avenue and A street, to Mr. Dennis Robinson, of Eldon, the change taking effect Sat urday, December 1. Mr. Robinson will move bis family here at once aud pro poses to conduct a first-class restau rant and lunch counter. We are not advised as to Mr. Baum’s intentions, but understand he will engage in some other business in this city. Complimentary.— The following ac tion was taken by the Bar of Oskaloosa, lowa, at a meeting held Nov. 22, 1888: Whekras, Our respected brother, Henry L. Thatcher, is about to sever bis connection with this Bar with a view of taking up his residence in the State of California, therefore. Resolved. That in the departure of Henry L. Thatcher this Bar loses an honorable and court eous member, and tbe State aud city an useful and exemplary citizen. Resolved, That we warmly commend Mr, Thatcher to tbe people of his new residence as being In every respect worthy of their confi dence and esteem. Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of the District Court of this county and published In the papers of this city. W. 8. Kenwobthy, President. John C. Williams. Secretary. The Pony and Dog Snow.—“ The animals now at the Burtis Opera House are all that has been claimed for them. Of all the shows of like character that have played here the equine and canine paradox is undoubtedly the best. Most of the feats performed are entirely new and novel, and it seems hardly possible that dumb beasts can be brought to such perfection in performances.”— The Pemocrat. At the Opera House Mon day and Tuesday evenings, December 10 and 11. dl&wl Public Sale —At his residence four miles north astofOtkaioos t, on Thurs day, December 13, William Stafford will have a public sale, and among oth er articles he will offer one fine Cleve land bay mare, 1 spring colt, 2 work horses, 4 milk cows, l short-horn bull calf, 1 steer calf, 20 head shoats, 1 Schuttler wagon, 1 log wagon, 1 top buggy, 1 set heavy harness,|l set car riage harness, 300 bushels corn in crib, 10 tons hay, 1 reaper and mower combined, 1 Tiger hay rake, 1 stirring plow, 1 breaking plow, 1 corn plow. They Illuminate.—Our neighbors over at Montezuma set their electric light going last Saturday night, and it is a great success. Tbe Hawkeye Com pany of this city furnished tbe materi al and started it up. The company owning it is composed of citizens of the town: John Hall, Thus. Harris, A. F. Rayburn, Thus. Coster, John McCand lass, Isaac Saddler, Geo. Wiltze, C. R. Clark, J. W. Jarnagin and E. It. Mc- Kee, being tbe enterprising men. Judge Lewis deserves a.large share of the credit for working up the enter prise, and he is getting it. We are glad to congratulate our friends. Disbanded.—The Woman’s Relief Corps, which was organized in this city three years ago as an auxiliary to Phil Kearney Post, voted to surrender its charter at its meeting Tuesday. An other organization was at once formed of the ladies comprising the member ship of the corps, which will do the same work in aiding and cooperating with tbe Post. The ladies hope in this simpler organization to enlist all the wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of soldiers in tbe community, and in vite ail such to meet with them at the Grand Army Hall at 3 o’clock next Tuesday afternoon. OUR W. M.—The Chicago Time* has this to say of W. M. Springer, Presi dent of the French Draft Horse Asso ciation, whose annual meeting occurred recently in Chicago. “Tbe meeting was called to order by President Springer promptly at 10 o’clock a. m. Mr. Springer has been President but one year, yet in that short time he bas done a vast amount of good for the Association. He is one of tbe most en terprising and prominent business men of hit State, and on taking the chair congratulated the Association in a few brief and appropriate remark* on tbs prosperity of tbe Association.” THE HERALD: OSKALOOSA. MAHASKA COUNTY. IOWA. THURSDAY DECEMBER 6, 1888. New Piano. —The High School scholars have rented a new piano for the remainder of the school year, to take place of the old organ in the school building. This is a valuable addition to the musical facilities of the school. Kick Him Out.—Look out for the fraud who goes around to private houses selling little packages of col ored soda, put up in red flannel sacks, as a preventive of coal oil lamp ex plosions. He’s working neighboring towns, and their citizens brand him and his stuff a fraud. The World’s Most Independent. —Says a farmer's letter in an exchange: “The most independent creature on earth is a farmer, a man who has 100 acres of land in lowa out of debt, with a little good stock, good health, a good wife and good sense enough to keep out of debt.” Township Officers.— The Board of Supervisors have finished their special session, called for the purpose of can vassing the vote of the township of ficers, and the auditor will issue cer tificates of election to the list as pub lished in these columns some time since. Beacon Methodists. —The Meth dlst church, Beacon, has been closed for some weeks, for the purpose of fix ing up. It has been fresco-painted by Mr Johnson, of Burlington, and is similar in style to the Simpson church Oskaloosa. Besides this, two new chan deliers have been put up, three new chairs purchased for the pulpit, and the desk has been recovered to match. A new carpet also adorns the rostrum, other work has been done aud the church Is now very attractive-looking and comfortable. It is to be re-opened on Sunday next, the 9th inst., when the Rev. F. W. Evans, of Knoxville, will preach in the morning and evening. Felix H. Piokworth, Pastor. Remembered.— The Knoxville Ex press says: “Last Tuesday evening, while Rev. F. W. Evans was at the lodge meeting, he was informed by the door-keeper that he was wanted badly at home. Mrs. Evans being in poor health, her husband naturally supposed that she had been taken ill. He made all baste to return home, when he found the house occupied by a crowd of his frieuds. Upon Mr. Evans’ ar rival, Mrs. Hestwood announced that on account of his many misdeeds it had been decided to give him a pound ing; and to that end each of those pres ent had brought a pound of some use ful material which they desired him to accept. Seeing that the family were all well and that the pounding was not in the nature of a thrashing, the rev erend gentleman took courage, and with his friends spent a most delight ful evening. The company was made up of the Mite Society, together with many of Mr. Evans’ friends irrespective of church Hues. It was a spontaneous testimoual to a good man, and the re cipient feels deeply touched by his friends’ remembrance.” Dr. Dunn’s Death.— We find the following particulars of the sudden death of Dr. Duuu, president of Central Uuiversity, iu the last Pella B'adt: “Late iu the afternoon of Thanks giving day, the many friends of Dr. Dunn in this place were startled aud maddened by the news of his sudden death. He had attended services in the morning, and in seemingly his usual health, and eujoyed with his family the time honored Tbanksgiviug feast. After dinner there had beeu merry chat and pleasant reminiscences in which the Dr. joined with cheery good humor. Many times his thoughts would revert to the absent ones, aud he would suggest that a family letter be written to those who were not present. And so the eventful moments were numbered with the past. * * Later, as he was walking at the side of the house, he suddenly stopped, wavered, aud sank to the ground. Startled they ran to his assistance, but even as they raised him in their arms, the heart had ceased its beating aud he had begun the eternal life in the “house of many mansions.” • * * So here passed from our midstone of God’s true noble men. In the morning joining in the worship of the Lord with thankful heart, in the evening standing in His blessed presence. * * Unreasonable People.—We hare subscribers who, if they could “see themselves as others see them,” would hide their faces for very shame. A Herald subscriber recently took of fense at us and grew quite angry be cause we charged him, “an old subscrib er,” for advertising something which he had to sell, and which he wanted to sell. For the benefit of all subscrib ers who feel as this one did, and while their name is not legion there are many such, we want to state that the $2.00 per year you pay for The Herald, does not entitle you to the use of our columns for money making purposes. A simple finaucial statement will de monstrate this to all fair minds. The subscription price of The Herald, or any other county weekly, does not pay one-half the cost of producing it. But for the advertising columns every sub scriber would have to pay $5 00 per year instead of $2.00, for his county weekly paper. On the other hand no paper can exist without legitimate sub scribers. We are proud of our list and the true and tried staunch friends com posing it. Tuf. Herald co.lumns are always open,“without money and with out price,” to chronicle all births, mar riages, deaths; items of prosperity or adversity; anything in the shape of news, good or bad of interest to the large family of Herald readers, but our duty to ourselves and those de pending upon us demands that when we render a service strictly in the line of business, that we receive an equiv alent for such service. In other aud plainer words, the $2.00 you pay buys simply one copy of The Herald each week fors2 consecutive weeks, but does not purchase an interest in all of our 3,000 copies. Last Sunday’s Sermons.—Mr. Nel son D. Porter filled the pulpit of tbe Presbyterian church yesterday morn iug and delivered a thoughtful address on “The Two Kingdoms,” earth and heaven. The first as a preparation for the second was surveyed, and the joys of the spiritual nature and larger life beyond set forth in their proper rela tion to this. Mr. Porter’s efforts showed that the pew did not allow the pulpit to monopolize tbe power of strong and vital teaching in spiritual affairs. At the Opera House in the evening Rev. Keays attracted a great crowd to hear bis lecture on Robert Elsmere. Tbe lower portion of the house was entirely filled and many of the gallery seats were occupied. The choir had some special preparation, an anthem being effectively rendered at the open ing, and a duet by Messrs. Harrlman and Brewster, being highly praised. Mr. Keays took the ground that the reading of Robert Elsmere, instead of tending to weaken Christian faith, strengthened it, as shaking a tree would send the roots deeper down. He thought the experience* of Elsmere were brought about through his weakness of character, and that hit faith lacked the essential elements of stability and He deprecated his subsequent career, when In draw ing about him a large following. It was Robert Elsmere who was the God, rather than the Supreme Being, and which developed a creed in which tbe living, steadfast, undying principle was eliminated. Tbe lecture was a flue one, clear cut and Intellectual, and was greatly enjoyed by the large audi- THANKSGIVING SERVICE The Union services of Thanksgiving day were held in the Simpson Church, which was filled almost to the crowd ing point by a fine congregation. Rev. 1. P. Teter, the pastor, had charge of the services, and announced the opening hymn “America” which was led by a choir composed of singers of the various churches, in which the audience effect ively joined. Rev. Keays gave the in vocation. Hon. J. O. Malcolm followed with reading of the Thanksgiving proc lamation, and Rev. Clouse read a Psalm foi the Scripture lesson, after which Dr. Pillsbury delivered an able sermon, his text being the first and secoud verses of the 26th chapter of Isaiah. He gave a thoughtful review of the steps leading to the general prosperity and growth of this county, and at the close summarized under the three principal heads of Sabbath desecration, Catholi cism and the saloons what he believed to be the perils which threaten its future. It was'a lengthy and carefully prepared sermon, and was followed to the close with interest and attention. Benedict Home. —To most of the citizens of Mahaska county the name of “Benedict Home” is familiar, but many may not know of the good that has been accomplished there in the last few years, how a class of unfortunate women have been rescued from a life of wretchedness and disgrace, and many of them under the strict care and influence of Christian women, gone out from under its sheltering roof, fitted to fill responsible positions and live virtuous lives. The Benedict Home is pleasantly located in the city of Des Moines, and is under the care of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union of lowa. Through the influence of this organization appropriations of public funds have been made for the purpose of building i additions to the house and supplying it with water and heating facilities, but by individual donations that large household has been clothed and fed, and as the win ter approaches the appeal comes pres singly for more help. Warm clothing is needed for the girls, ana auything that will furnish the table with whole some food. Dried fruits, corn and beans and jellies can be easily packed. To our sisters in the country we would make an especial appeal for butter. The Lord has blessed with a bountiful supply. Shall we not have a lib eral donation as a Thanksgiving of ering? Mrs. Brown has kindly offered to receive what may be sent. She is at the Burnett House, west of the Simpson church. We would like to have the things all brought in by De cember 20. . M. J. Cook. OUR MAHASKA REPORTS. G-leanings by Herald Reporters. Fremont. Mrs. McFall and daughter Jennie started for Indiana this morning where they will speud the winter with relatives. Emily Avey. of Oskaloosa, Sundayed with her friend Laura Doolittle. • Charles Fellers has been suffering with throat trouble. Dr. Boatman, from Delta, has moved Into one of the Yenney houses. Andrew Johnson has moved into the property formerly owned bv George Lentz The Mc&wen household is rejoicing over the arrival of a girl. Rev. Kerns, of Delta, Is conducting a Free Methodist meeting at the Baptist church. Mrs. Dawson is sufferiug from a sprained ankle. Miss Laura Doolittle begins her third term ol school at West Chester, Monday. The many friends of Mrs. Anna Brtdenstine will he glad to learn that the railroad company has settled with her for the death ol her hus band, who was killed between Ottumwa and Klrkville last January. She received enough to provide for her future wants. Philli9. N<n. ss. Rose Hill. There was a large party gathered at the home of R R. Bump last Thursday evening, bringing well filled baskets. After supper there was mu sic and social enjoyment of a high order. Wm. Allen, of Kansas, Is here visiting his daughters. Mary lies aud Ella Smith. Mrs. Lizzie Simpkins Is recovering from the typhoid fever, having been sick four weeks. Our school opened Monday for a term of three months, with Wm. Fisher as Principal and Su sie Stout In charge of the primary department. The East school is still in charge of Nelia Bump, who has taught there for the past three terms, giving entire satisfaction. They are all good teachers and our schools are In fine worklug order. Mrs. M. J. Crowder stopped here and called on her friends last Saturday, on her way home from What Cheer, where she had been visiting with relatives for a few days. Mrs. Cavendish was called to the bedside of a very sick brother at Davenport last Saturday evening. Viola Hinkle and Anna Diederick attended Father King’s funeral last Friday. H. B. Waters aud wife, of What Cheer, were over-Sunday visitors at the Stout home. Ed Mills and Lotta McFatl, of Coocert, pupils of Susie Stout when she taught school there, were her guests over Suuday. Thomas Bailey, who has had charge of the fence gang of the C.. R. I. and P. tbe past sum mer, has taken charge of this section and will make his home here. Miss Maggie Bailey, of Davenport, Is here visiting herbrother and bis family. George Bailey, boss on this section for 6 years past, has moved to Muscatine, and has charge of the construction train from Davenport to Knoxville. Charles Phelps, Frank Morrison and J. R. Gentry were here Tuesday looking after insur ance. T. W. Caldwell and 8.8. Woods are serving as petttt Jurors. W. A. Waddell Is building a new barn and ice house ou the back part of bis premises. Deputy Sheriff Woodruff was down Tuesday serving subpoenas. The Currier Mill is kept running night and day most of the time on custom-work. They fur nisb a high grade of flour and corn meal for less money than can be had elsewhere. An ex perience of 35 years Is back of them. Give them a call. Republican. Dec. t. Union. PTbe large corn crop of 1888 is about all in the crib. We learn that Barlow & Johnston, at New Sharon, are only paying 20 cents per bushel, having dropped from 22 oents last Saturday, ou account ot enormous receipts. With hogs at $5.75 there would be money In feeding; but bogs are scarce. Tbe only thing for farmers to dots to hold their corn over; for next year’s corn erop may be short and bogs plenty. Old corn Is a good thing to have on hands. Abner Allen is building a large cattle barn. He bas bad his black eattle dehorned. All tbe schools in the township are now In session. The teachers, excepting three, whose names we do not know, are Mrs. Sheely. Miss Martha McDonough, Miss Junkin, Mrs. Smith, and J H. Whltehlll. The question of a change In the preseur system of school districts Is be ing discussed by some of the school boards. It is claimed if they were independent that they could get a better class of teachers or have a chance of selection by paying better wage*. We heard a man say the other day, (a member of the school board) that taxes were nothing In hls view to havlug a good teacher. We teel sure that the system Is detrimental to the suocess of our rural schools. This is one profession. If it may be called such, that experience Is of no value. Experience must be classed with Inex perience, first grade with second, etc., so far as wages Is concerned. Bome will say teachers are paid enough, well this may be true, and why. because there is no enthusiasm among the teachers; Just so I can get the time In. and get my pav is the highest ambition, and the schools will drag under such Influence. We will not add more for fear of running Into an essav. Mr. Braden & Swisher are making a good quality of wheat and buckwheat flour. Farmers are laying in their coal while tbe roads are good. A. J Kfltn was fall plowing on last Saturday, December L Recently we heard that In the southeastern part of this township, hogs were dying with the cholera. Manv of our farmers are traproviug their stock of hogs. Dec. I. w. Leighton. The pleasant weather still continues, which has given the farmers an opportunity to get their fall work all done. About ail of our Im mense corn crop la safely cribbed. Many new crib* had to be built, all of wbtoh are bunting with fullness, for which we all should be truly thankful. „ Thanksgiving was observed here by Union services conducted by Rev. J. M. Fiuley iu tbe Reformed church. Tbe Presbyterians occupied their church again, last Sunday afternoon, after being out of it several weeks while the Interior was being re paired. Rev. D. K. Fulcason and family expect to leave us tbls week for their new field of labor at Cen tral City, lowa. We are Wry to have to part with them, as they are an excellent family and have done a good work here for their church. Joe Redman went to Oskaloosa yesterday to take a course in Commercial College. G. B. Voorbees goes to Des Moines next Sat urday to attend the lowa Business College. Glide Lamar is making arrangements to go to tbe same kind of a school soon, but has not fully decided where be will go. Mrs. Case. o( Oskaloosa, and her two daugh ters and a little sister of Tim Barnes were visit ing with Mr. aud Mrs. Tim Barnes for several days, returning home yesterday. Mrs. Case Is a sister of Mrs. Barnes. Messrs. Robertson and Rvan will run their feed mill regularly here each Fnday and Satur day. We predict a good business here for them as they do splendid work. A. C. Noel has bis fine bouse nearly completed, but be did not get it done quite ou time, for Mr*. Noel presented him with a fine daughter laMt week. Joe WeiUver Is doing tbe painting for him—not on tbe daughter, but the house. Our school is progressing in good shape. The greatest difficulty with It is tbe want of room. December 4. w. X. West Harrison. Many (armors are through gathering corn, while others are still shucking, while toe yield Is rery heavy, being from bo to W bushels per awe, the quality Is not so universally good as was thought Much of It Is light and loose on the eob, having been frosted. Many farmers and others are taking advan tage or the fine weather and roads to lay In a good supply of coal against the cold and blizzards of winter. . Health In the community has Improved since our last writing. Mrs. Lnetta Morrow Aims, of Pottawattamie county, la.. Is visiting her parents and friends, she Is accompanied by Mrs. Arns, her mother in-law. The Palrvlew people are preparing to have a Christmas tree on Christmas eve at Palrvlew M. K. church. The occasion will be enlivened by songs and declamations by members of the Bun day-school. All are Invited to come and bring their presents for friends, that the fruitage of the tree may be abundant to gladden the hearts of loved ones. The schools of Palrvlew Ind. District began to-day w(tu JeunleVotawat Eaat Palrvlew. K. 0. Davis at Maehy, a ad Planner Edwards at Rxeelslor. They are all teachers ol experience and we look lor a prosperous term. The select school taught by E. T. Lakin at Muchy will soon close until after holidays, when it will be resumed in the new M. £ church, which Is almost completed. The suppers gotten up by the friends of the church to raise money to seat and furnish the room were very successful, but we cannot give the amounts realized. Fourteen new bouses have been erected by the company at Muchy, and are being occupied by families as fast as they are finished. This brings more school population Into the district, where the number of school age already exceeds 400, with school buildings to accommodate 150 daily attendance. The education of the chil dren in the district is a problem that the tax payers do not like to grapple. December 4. White Oak. Rev. Harrison, ol Rose Util, preached a very appropriate sermon at the Free Methodist church ou Thanksgiving day. He will preach there again next Sunday at 10 o’clock. Jasper Gordon aud wife, Wm. Gordon and family, Frank Gordon aud wife, aud AmosfTius ley aud famllv ate turkey with Johu Tinsley on Thanksgiving day. Quite a number of the young people met at A. N. Caldwell’s on Tuesday evening to practice singing, and had an enjoyable time. Malcolm Montgomery, of Keokuk county, is visiting relatives in this section. Miss Caloway commenced teaching at White Oak school-house last Mondav. Miss Blanche Coobrau is teaching at South White Oak. Everybody is busy gathering corn. Mrs. A. N. Caldwell is visiting in Oskaloosa. Stephen Howell has a very sick child. J. W. Douglass and Wesley Allgood Sundayed With A. J. Burgess. R. Gatewood moved to Oskaloosa last week. O. R. Gaskill Is receiving new goi>ds. Some Democrats are still clatmiug Cleveland is elected. They die slow and hard. The Skunk river veterans are demoralized over Weaver’s defeat, and talk of moving headquarters down into Missouri. Take along a good supply of fish honks, boys. Skihmishkb. Dee. S. Spring Creek. Thanksgiving was generally observed among the farmers, and many a poor turkey gobbled his last about that time. A few friends and relatives gathered at Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hamaker’s on last Thursday evening, to witness the marriage ceremony of their daughter, Miss Louie Hamaker and Miles Threlkeld, Rev. Teter, of your cltv, officiating. The usual program was carried out, congratula tions, supper, games, etc. They received quite a number of fine aud useful presents. They have the best wishes of their many friends. Mr. aud Mrs. Threlkeld will take charge of J. B. Clayworth’s farm during the coming year. They will move in a few days. Buckeye Literary was organized last Friday evening with D. A. Taylor, president and Miss Allie Anderson, Secretary. Lealdes Threlkeld has sold his oil tank line in your city, and is at home again. Mrs. D. A. Taylor’s sister from Clark county, and three young lady cousins from Marshall town, were visitors at D. A’s. last week. Dec. 5. Observes. Q Miss Maggie Thomas, of Colfax, has arrived to help nursing her grandma, Mrs. J. L. Jones, who Is some better now. Improvements are going on. John Sharp has raised his house aud put on a new roof. Side walks around Price’s store have been renewed. S. Phillips Sr., has painted all the cottages, fences and his dwelling house,naming the street after the color, Olive street. Zeke Jones, of Newton, was home for a few davs, being called hence by the serious illuess of his mother, Mrs. J. L. Jones. The sociable on Thanksgiving night was well attended. Miss Grace Phillips, M. J. Morris aud Mr. Thomas, of Evans, and Mr. aud Mrs. Owen, of Oskaloosa, were among us. J. Ream and family are now at home In their new residence. R. Burlingham has bought John Pope’s proper ty and U putting up a fine house, to be for rent. Miss Marla Phillips was suddenly taken ill on Sunday, and continues pooilv. Miss 8. A. Williams assisted by others Is busy preparing the little ones for Christmas. Two meetings will be held, one in the afternoon and evening. Plenty of vocal and instrumental music and declamations are booked for the day. Miss Angie Evans made a recent visit to Bon aparte, guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Ruby. A party of young people from here attended the 8. 8. Convention at Excelsior on Thanks giving day. Mrs. Walter Cochran, of What Cheer, is home for a brief visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Melone, prior to her departure to Southern California. Miss Winnie Samuels, of Grlnnell College, spent Tbanksgiviug here with her uncle’s, J. S. Morgan. The M. E.’s will dedicate their church Sunday Rev. Frank Evans will preach Deo. 5. Garfileld. Some time has elapsed since our township has beeu heard from, out we will try to give the news once more. Mrs, Margaiet Gerard has been dangerously ill with congestion and infltmmation of the stoinacii, but at this writing is convalescent, Columbus Shaw and little Edna Fall are very low with typhoid fever. Dr. Hoffman Is the at tending physician. Last Wednesday a goodly number of relatives and friends assembled at the home of Mrs. Sarah Plum, it being her 71st birthday. They brought their dinners, of course, and all had an enjoyable time. The old lady received several presents from her children and neighbors. Mrs. Plum is one of our o'dest residents and quite hale and hearty, doing all her work indoors and out for some years past, which Is more, we think than the average girl of the period will do should sue reach that age. Alice E. Shaw Is recovering, as well as could be expected, from the injuries received by a runaway team. The young folks of the neighborhood have or ganized a literary socletv to meet alternately at the Union and Bald Prairie school-houses, which. If carried ou in the right spirit, will prove beneficial Mr. and Mrs. Geor '6 Dusenberrv, of Knox ville Junction, visited relatives here last Sun day. James Bagsley steps high and wears a new hat. It’s a girl—a 10-pounder. Invitations are out for a carpet-rag sewing at Mrs. John Pilgrim’s this week. The ladies will go and do their best, as they always do on such occasions. Dec. 4. May Blossom. Excelsior. Joseph Norwood was presented with a beauti ful sweet boby girl on Tuesday the 27? also William Davis, one of our respectable young meti, received into his home a 12 pound boy on the 27th. Will is proud of his first born, and savs ad Excelsior could uot buy him. Dye Morgan, a driver in No. 2. met with an accident on the 30th, injuring his leg. It will be all right with a few days rest. We have a great deal of sickuess here at the preseut time. The marriage of David Williams and Miss Dot Ashman come off Friday, Nov ml>er3o. The young couple have the best wishes of the people here. May poverty never meet them iu the face. Rev. F. H. Pick worth, of Beacon, preached two able sermons In the M. E. Church on Sun day, December 2, and Rev. John Worthy, of Albla, pr* ached m the Friends’ meeting house. The election of o fleers of the K. of P. lodge. No. 136. Glvin. took place on Sa'urday, December l. Work in the 2nd and 3rd degree. Citizen. Indianapolis. Ezra Johnson has moved to hls new home formerly the Cummings property. Three men from What Cheer were arrested for shooting on last Sabbath, brought before Justice Crew aud fined one dollar and costs, amounting to about ten dollars. One did not have sufficient money with him to pay hls share, so left his gun for security. Born to Mr. aud Mrs. Bert Mcßride, Nov. 4, an 81b boy. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Currier entertained a number of friends fast Sunday from Delta and Sigourney. Mr. Geeman has been teaching vocal music the past week; if enough scholars can be se cured he will come again week after next. This week he will be at Delta W. C. Maleby bas a telephone connecting his store and home. Mrs. Beall has returned from her visit at Lan caster. Preparations for winter are being made this beautiful weather. Ed McCann has a commodious new barn for his stock. A new stable has been built on tbe Hutchin son property. Justice Crew has a new coal house. Orin Kikendall raised a piece of corn at Rose Hill this summer. The Tinsley property is being improved. Mrs. Maud Leasure has returned to her home at Anita after a pleasant visit of some weeks here. Mr. Moore, from Nassau, has moved in the cottage by the creamery. There is only one small vacant house here. Nov. 26. Hiawatha. Peoria. Leonidas McAuley and Wilbur W irren at tended tbe funeral of Dr. Dunu, at Pella last Sundav. Dr. Woodworth and daughter were at Oska loosa Tuesdav on business. Mrs. R. B. Warren has been on this side for a few days attending meeting aud visiting friends. Gathering com Is about done here. It will average about 60 bushels per acre. The merchants here are buying and shipping all the turkeys and chickens for sale here. The schools opened here Monday. Syl Rey nolds and Tom Shue, Teachers. Rev. Foraker is still holding meetings here with good results. Dec. 4. Richlandeb. Shabon Society— . Star, November 29. Mrs. M. Wyland. of Harlan, lowa, Is visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. C. Quatntance. John Mitchell, of Sugar Grove, will soon go to Western lowa, to visit hls daughter aud other relatives. Mrs. J. J. Champion returned from Vail Tues day. Her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Nicholson, ac companied her. Leslie Kutcheon leaves to-night for Pasadena, Cal., tu charge of another load of poultry for Tickers & Crawford. W. C. Eaton is at home from Vail, lowa, to spend a short time with old friends aud many relatives. Miss May Topltff is at present stopping with Dr. Conaway and family. She has the mis fortune to be suffering from the effects of a dis located ankle, and Is receiving treatment. We hope she may soon become well aud strong again. Dr. Mershon, narrowly escaped losing hls residence by fire on Monday. The timely dis covery of the flames tn the roof and ihe prompt assistance of passing neighbors saved his home. The damage is only a few dollars and Is covered by insurance. The lecture by Prof. Trueblood, at the Friends’ ctiurch Saturday evening was one of the finest and most scholarly efforts ever listened to by a New Sharon auutence. We regret our inability to be present and Hear the rich treat. Those who attended are loud In their praise ot senti ments expressed. It was indeed rich food for profitable reflection. The attendance was small and thus tbe benefit, financial and otherwise, which it was hoped would result was tn a great measure a failure. But It was ever thus. Meu will pay more to be amused than Instructed. And ft must be said with shame to humanity that the amusement Is not always of a harmless nature. Local MarkoU. POTATOES ® 25 CORN.... © 25 OATS 3 20 BUTTER, © 23 EGGS dt 22 HOGS, heavy, per 100 1>« $4.60<®4 65 HAY, per ton,prairie, $5 50; timothy. 7.00 Chleago Markets. Ghioaoo, Dec. 6,1889. WHEAT—Cash, 1.005*; January, 1.05; May, 1.10. CORN—Cash, 35)4; January, 35 7-16; May, 3$ 1-16. OATS—Caah, 25)4; May, 29)4. LIVE STOCK. CATTLE—Receipts, 8,000 head; beeves, $3.00 06.50; stockers and feeders. |1.80®3 00; cows, bulls and mixed, 1.10Q1.85; Texas cattle, 2.30& 9.25. HOGS—Receipts, 2,000 head; mixed, 5.050 5.25; heavy. 6.1005.95; light, $6.1005.35; skips, ’SHEEP—Receipts, 6,000 head; natives, 3 500 6 10; Texans. $2 7503 40; western feeders, 3.550 4.06; lambs, $9.7806.30 per head. Price L. L. Hull’s Robes and Blank ets, tbe largest stock in tbe west, and prices away below others. Be sure to price before you buy a dollar's worth of goods. ifiwl HOLIDAY KXUUIibULNo. The Central lowa Ry. will sell round trip tickets to all stations on that road and to St. Paul and Minneapolis, at one and one-third fare, Dec. 24tb, 25th, and 81st, and Jan. Ist. Tickets limited for return to Jan. 3d. wto jan 1 £. A. Jones, Agent. Mince Meat, Jellies, Sauer Kraut, Buck Wheat Flour, Canned Goods of all kinds, and everything kept in a first class grocery always in stock. 16w4 H. Howard A Son. Now buy at L. L. Hull’s a 6 pound Horse Blanket at 65 cents. Others sell at SI.OO. 16wl Our Work Baskets and fine Lamp* make a nice Christmas present. 16 wl S. J. Dutton. Have you been up stairs at Dutton’s and seen the new Dinner, Tea and Chamber sets. If not, go. wtf We will make prices as low as the lowest, quality considered. 16w4 H. Howard A Son. Fruits, Knives. Nut Picks and Crack ers,.Silver Ware, after Dinner Coffees, at 16wl S. J. Dutton’s. The finest line and largest assort ment of Horse Blankets in the city, and the lowest prices are at Wm. Mat tison’s. Red front, south side. 15 w 2 Cabinet Photographs SI.OO per doz 605 West High Avenue. N. J. Carey, wl4tf West end Photographer. We have a full line of Platt’s emtra cauned Fruits and Vegetables on hand. 16w3 H. Howard & Son. Another car-load of Trunks and Satchels to be retailed at wholesale prices. L. L. Hull. 16wl Toys Toys Toys Dutton's Dutton’s Dutton’s. 16wl The price of Imperial Flour is the same now as Spring Wheat flour, and it is much better. 16w2 H. Howard A Son. Everything in the Harness line, such as Satchels, Bridles, Trunks, Valises, Whips, Collars, Blankets, Robes, Combs Brushes, etc., always on hand and for sale at prices to meet any competition, at Wm. Mattlson’s Red Front Harness store, south side of Square. 15w2 We have the finest stock of work baskets, Bisque figures, L. lamps, toys, Dinner, Tea, and Chamber sets, vases and the like ever brought to the city. wtf S. J. Dutton. We have just received a fresh car of Imperial Flour. It is better than ever. 16w2 H. Howard & Son. $l5O per doz. for Cabinet Photo graphs at W. A. Duncan’s gallery till December 10. u6y,7u,80,8114 w 2 The highest market price paid for all country produce. Chickens, Turkeys, Butter aud Eggs, etc. 16w4 H. Howard A Son. MORE LIGHT can be had for SI.OO, at Dutton’s than any house in the State. 15tf Rose jars, Buollion sets, Bon Bon sets, After dinner coffees. Fruit sets, vases, Bisque figures, etc, at Dutton’s China store. wtf You cannot buy Flour in quantities at any lower prices (quality considered) than you can of us 16w4 H. Howard A Son. An elegant line of Plush, Beaver and Wolf Robes at prices that cannot help but sell them, at Wm. Mattison’s. 15w2 Lamps, Vases, Dinner, Tea and Chamber Sets at 16wl S. J. Dutton’s. Buy a nice Satchel, Trunk, or Robe of L. L. Hull, for a Christmas pre sent. 16wl LAMPS. LAMPS. We are over stocked on Hanging, Fancy Stand, and all kinds of Lamps. Selling them cheap. 16 w 4 H. Howard A Son. S. J. Dutton’s Groceries are the best. 16wl The Goddess of Liberty enlighten? the world, and S. J. Dutton lights th< homes of the people of Oskaloosa and vicinity. 15tf Don’t forget us on Coffees. 16 w 4 H. Howard A Son. Water Sets, Fruit Plates aud Rose Jars, Boullion Sets for Christmas at 16wl S J. Dutton’s. PEERLESS DYES The best Double or Single Harnes.- for the money can always be found a W. Mattison’s. 15 w 2 CANCERS CURED. A Card.—Dr. Seth Cox, specialist ii cancer, scrofula, fever sores, piles, tet ter, rheumatism and all chronic di? eases, being permanently located in O? kaloosa, lowa, and having had an ex perience of over twenty-five years i> the treatment of the above disease offers his services to the afflicted wit I a guarantee that he will do all that h agrees to do. Office at residence, 50 West B avenue, where he will be fouu« at all times except when profession* business calls him away. Person coming from a distance should droi him a line before coming. 8-3 mo Hawkey# Eleotric Mfg. Company Stockholders’ Special Meeting. To the Said Stockholders. Take notice that there will be a atookholdei meeting of said Company at the Company* office on the 6th day of January. at o’cioi-k P. M , to consider the question of th dissolution of said corporation and to Droviu for said dissolution. U. P. Skaklb, W. A. Durfrr, Secretary. I«w4 President. Eutnblixhed by EDWARD L. YOUMANB. ThsFoplarSciß&Cßloatlily Edited by W. J. YOUMANS Well known as a trustworthy medium for th spread of scientific truth In popular form, I filled with articles of Interest to everybody, b? the ablest writers of the time. Its range <■ topics, which Is widening with the advance o science. Includes— SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMY. Political Science, ok the Conduct oy GOVERNMENT. Scientific Ethics; Mental Science ani Education. Man’s Origin and Development. Relations of Science and religion. Prevention ok Disease, and Improve MENT or THE RACE. Agriculture and Food Products. The Industrial arts. Natural History; Discovrry; Explora tion, ETC. With other Illustrations, each number con talus a fluelv engraved Portrait of some em luent scientist, with a Biographical Sketch Among Its recent contributors are: Herber Spencer, Andrew D. White, David A. Wells, '1 H. Huxley. Sir John Lubbock, Edward Atkin son, W. K. Brooks, Grant Allen, E. D. Cope. Thomas Hill, David Starr Jordan, Joseph J> Conte, Appleton Morgan, Felix L. Oswald, Sir William Dawson, F. W. Clarke, Horatio Hale, Edward S. Morse, J. 8. Newberry, Eugene L. Richards, N. 8. Bhaler, D. Q. Thompson. 16 1 £lo£inq ‘Qut (Sale I am closing out my entire stock of Pianos, Organs, Small Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Books, etc. I have rented the room and the stock must be sold. 8. W.’OORNER SQUABE. W. A. SEEVEES, Buckeye. Liva. §airTHE SECRET OP ADVERTISING^ <a IS HOT TH PROMISE MORE HUH YOU CM PERFORM WE MAKE THIS CLAIM THAT we have the Best Assorted Line of Holiday Goods ever brought into the State. Our display this year is simply Elegant. The Goods are bought direct from Manufacturers and Importers, and for Styles, Shapes, Colors aDd Prices are Unsurpassed. Besides Staples Such As: Albums, Paper Cutters, Mirrors \ Triplicate. ( Stand, Etc, Manicure Sets, Dressing Cases, Ash Trays, Handkerchief and Glove Sets, Jewel Cases, Ink Wells Collar and Cuff Sets, Infant Cases, Scissors Sets. odor Cases> Fancy Bottles, Hand Bags. Travelling Cases. Pin Cushions, Work Boxes, Shaving Cases. Smoking Sets, Writing Desks, Crumb Trays, Pocket Books, Whisks and Holders. Fancy Thermometers, Card Cases. Statuary j Etc Opera Glasses, Game Sets. We Have New Novelties Such As: Gongs, Umbrella Holders j Deoorated, f Perfumed Mouohoir. 1 Family Spice Chests, Celluloid and Plush 3-pteca 1 Glove & Chamois Sachets .J o , _., (Brass, Toilet Sets. Bose Leaf Jars, Smoke Tables j Eto ., Celluloid Calendars, Card Receivers. u raoo -n a vuJ Onyx Top,Marble .Brass Top, Plush Top, Hairpin Receptacles, Etc., Piano Lamps. We have many articles especially suited for Wedding and Birthday presents. Come in and look at a New York display, whether you wish to purchase or not. Ladies especially invited. Everything this year Bright, New and at surprisingly =LO W PRICES.= GREEN & BENTLEY, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS. P. S.—The large stock we carry enables us to promptly meet all wants in the Drug line. FIRST HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT 1888. ■JIM BALDAHFt=. # Announces the Completion of his Stock of Holiday Goods and invites a Critical Exami nation on the part of our Citizens. We Suggest making a selec tion while the Stocks are com plete and before the general rush commences. Asi d e of a general line of useful gifts be longing to our line proper, we show this season a beautiful line of Novelties in Plush and Brass Goods. Statuary Vases, Opera Glasses, Fancy Jewelry, Brica brac, Etc. Our position does not admit of “Fancy Pri ces,” on Holi day Goods. The same motto “Al ways the Low est,” that has made our house so popular, will be strictly main tained. You Owe It Two Yourself To See Us Before Buying Holiday Presents. SAM BALDAUF, U 7, U 9, MARKET STREET 117, 119. k. '•*V- '-fr'-rti-'fif'rfr f- "T • T~ f li lijrtffriii HANDKERCHIEF SALE. We Inaugurate the most Gigantic Sale —O F KERCHIEFS Ever Attempted by a Western House. It will be our aim to make this most popular article for Presents both for the giver as well as the receiver one of “Full Value Received.” i j A A line of fast colored bord 9C\ ered, fine cotton Handker- JLI t LJ\j # chiefs, regular value sc. I J T We offer 200 dozen Hem \T Ka stitched, sheer linen fast ill) colored bordered handker chiefs, the equal of which is not shown at less than 10c elsewhere. II I A We show over 50 styles WI HO * >ure Ld Qen » Hemstitched /ill lUui Handkerchiefs, both plain and fancy borders. Among them are goods worth as high as 25c. In Better Goods We Show Equal Good Value. Embroidered Handkerchiefs. Initial Handkerchiefs for ladies or gents in Silk and l.inen. Lace Handkerchiefs from 10 cents to 10 dollars each. White And Colored Silk Handkerchiefs. From the cheapest to the finest FABRICS, MUFFLERS. We have for years succeeded in pro curing extreme novelties in this line not shown by any other house. This season we have more than ever, and on our general line, promise to save our patrons 15 to 25 per cent from geueral prices asked. MI 113 NEEDLE mi We invite particular attention to this department. Aside of every article used in the making of decorative work, we have an enormous stock of made up Goods. Tidies, Splashers, Bauners, Side Board and Dressing Case Covers, Handkerchief and Glove Satin Satch ets, Pin Cushions, Etc. Etc. JEWELRY. The Manufacturers of America and Europe have contributed in making this department truly grand. Ladies’ breast aud veil pins, Baby pins, Ladies’and Gent’s collar and cuff buttons, Fancy hair pins aud orna ments. Rings, Clocks, Opera Glasses. Prices the very Lowest consistent with first class goods. FII LINENS. Nothing is more appreciated by housekeepers than fiue linens for table use. We have purchased especially for Holiday Presents, A line of Table and Lunch Cloth with Napkins to match, put up in ele gant boxes. Fine Table Linens by the yard with Napkins to match. Dadies, Lunch cloth, Fine Towels, Plaiu and Fancy, Turkish Tidies, and a full line of fringed cloth for tables and stands. WE CONTINUE To Sell Cloaks AT A POSITIYE bi»2U: 4 Discount OF 25 to 40 PER CENT From EARLY Season’s Prices.