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Circulation Nearly Three Thousand.
The Herald Printing Company.
At Two Dollars Per Annum.
December 6,1888.
"Educational Department.
CouLty Superintendent of Public Schools.
School No to*.
“The live teacher who provides bim
aelf or herself with the proper tools for
teaching, commands $lO to SSO more
per month than those who do not.”—
Prof. S. b. Parr.
Miss Rosa Matheny of Taintor has
recently entered actively into the read
ing circle work. She is a student and
finds no course of reading better suited
to her wants.
Miss Lottie O’Hara resigned her po
sition as teacher in the Fourth ward to
accept similar woik on the Pacitic
coast. Miss Emma Cadwallader takes
her place, after a year of rest from
school work.
Prof. Jonathan Piper, of Chicago, is
always present at our state gatherings.
We notice that his name is on the pro
gramme as the leader of a Teachers’
Experience Meeting. Mr. Piper is a
fine off band speaker.
Misses Estelia and May Laughlin, of
Olivet, are the last two names added to
our reading circle list. They have ex
amined its merits, are pleased with the
cause and are now at work on the re
quired reading for this year.
If you want to read a small work
that is as full of facts as an egg is full
of meat get a copy of “Our Country.”
It will tell you more truth about the
p ist, present, and future of America
than the same amount of reading to be
had anywhere for twenty-five cents.
Report of Centennial school for the
month ending Nov. 23,1888, in the In
dependent district of lowa, Black O»k
township, Mahaska couuty, Iowa: No.
enrolled, 13; average daily attendance,
10; average number belonging, 11. Not
absent: Winnie Dunsmore, Maggie and
Leonard Roovaart.
J f.nnie Mitchell, Teacher.
“First Steps in Scientific Knowledge,”
is the title of a recent publication by
J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia,
Pa. It is somewhat after the plan of
Hooker’s Child’s Book of Nature, and
is a most excellent book for the teach
er’s desk or to place in the hands of the
fourth or fifth reader grades.
Mr. F. M. Louder, teaching at High
land district, in White Oak township,
reports at the close of his first month
the following good list who have been
neither absent nor tardy: Etta and
Willie Cox, Charles, Elmer and Della
Ribbins, Cora Lee, Katie and Essie
Morgan, Andrew and Freddie Wait
Alcohol and tobacco are the two
dreadful means to mental and moral
growth iu this country. No man can
do his best who is addicted to the use
of either of them. Their use in some
degree neutralizes the full strength
and force of manhood that should be
given in service to our God and to our
fellow men.
Miss Maggie Hamilton, of the Pella
schools, was in the city last week. She
is desirous to secure a position as
teacher in the deaf and dumb asylum
at Council B uffs. It is a good field in
which to labor, aud is not crowded like
the ranks of our common schools. She
taught in this county four years and
has a circle of friends wherever she
has labored.
Mr. Plummer Edwards has engaged
the school at Shanghai, in Keokuk
county, for the winter. He should
have been retained in this county, but
as he is not “teaching for his health,”
he very wisely went where he could get
better pay. Every time we let such a
teacher go from this county, our schools
lose indetiuitely. We say indefinitely,
because no one can couut the value to
the state or to the individual of the
best training.
The programmes of theJState Teach
ars’ Association are out and will be
supplied by H. M. Bell, Des Moines,
lowa, who is secretary of the local com
mittee. This same H. M. Bell was a
studious county school teacher in Jas
per county when we were in the Prairie
City schools six years ago. He mat's
himself in demand by doing the very
best kind of work and is now a mem
ler of the faculty of Cailanan College
in Des Moines. We have a score oi
more of young teachers in this county
wi.h just as good talent, but many of
them lack the persistency that he had,
and for that very reason will never
push their usefulness to as high degree
as he has. All things are attainable
to him that waits. But while he is
waiting he must work with every
Everybody’s Question.
Another presidential election has
passed. It has had graver dangers and
tendencies wi hin its contests than the
commonly optomistic view admits. It
is no small matter for a nation to con
sider, to discuss, and to pass judgment
upon the gr*-*t questions that have
been before the people. It has taken
all the patriotism, all the spirit of true
candor, ail the intelligence of our peo
ple. all the faith possessed in our future
to stand firmly and decide dispassion
ately and with reason, and abide the
will of the majority. The success and
prosperity of «*acb man, the happiness
and the contentment of the nation at
large, the perpetuity of all we love and
venerate, depends largely upon the wis
dom and judgment of this majority.
We assume to have great faith in the
correctness of the conclusions of the
majority of our people and that obedi
ence to such discussions will insure us
certaiu prosperity. This assumption
places great stress on the moral judg
ment of the voters and believers that a
majority of American citizens will
always do first what is best for the
country and will he guided do their
actions by motives that are beyoDd
criticism. As loog as this is true, our
institutions are safe and our govern
ment safe and strong; but it is cer
tainly trusting to fate to act as we are
in many respects. Money will never
give us patriotism, wealth accumula
tion will never give us strength, trusts
and combinations, or boar Is of trades
will never give us moral stamina and
moral rectitude, great ludustrial de
velopment and progress will never
give us happiness aud real pnisperity.
There must be a deeper and wider
foundation than these things can give
or else nothing awaits us but ruin, des
olation and decay. This ruin will in
volve not only our system of govern
ment and our special institutions, but
also our wealth, our power, our devel
opment as a people and our progress in
all directions.
Education for citizenship, for busi
ness, for life, implies a great deal more
f_h„n we geein to indicate by our methods
of workiug. To be prepared for a citizen
ship that is appreciated and understood,
whose responsibilities are compre
hended and assumed as sacred and bun
orwbie, is a groat thing. Once to be a
Roman meant *u honor worth a great
pnocof either money or service, and he
who could call himself » Boama had |
attained the highest and grandest
citizenship of all the nations of the
The voter in this republic needs con
secretion to high motives, high aims
and high ideas of what is true, right and
good; he needs it much more than the
citizen of any other nation now in ex
istence, and what we are to do, and what
we are to become, as a people,is decided
by the standard of honor, of virtue and
manhood that we establish and main
tain in this respect. Universal suffrage,
female suffrage, suffrage reform,are all
mere subterfuges and though they may
allay irritation and for a time promise
relief, yet the fact remains that it is
quality rather than quantity that we
ueed in the elective franchise. The
improvement of the morals, the judg
ment and the feelings of every child in
tire schools, then becomes not only de
sirable but essential. He who looks
after the rectitude, the training and the
developing of the individual need not
bother himself about the masses, as
they can not go very far wrong if the
individual life is guarded.
Our industrial prosperity is not
worth being compared to our prosperity
in intelligence and in morals. The great
battles of the ages are fought by forces
that live forever and that have not
simply temporal valuation. What is
our money worth if it does not make
us more intelligent, more perfect in
character and more useful in society?
W hat are factories, inventions and labor
saving machinery worth if they do not
make us more happy and more moral?
What are schools, churches and educa
tion worth if they do not make us ap
preciate more why we live, what life
is of most worth, and make us coutent
to do the work that comes if it but leads
to the improvement and amelioration
of our fellow men? Public education
is a great force; it is accomplishing a
great deal in this indicated direction,
but considering the fact that we are
vet laying the foundation of national
greatness, and have not begun to rear
the superstructure, we are not invest
ing either in work or money as much
as we, certainly would if we could but
faintly imagine the lofty grandeur and
excellence of what this nation can be,
if the individual be developed aud im
proved to even an approximation of
tfoe possible. Our people run the risks
of neglecting the greatest opportuni
ties that God ever placed in the con
trol of any nation. He gives us spe
cial physical advantages; he supplies
us with unlimited resources to minis
ter tp our development and insure our
progress; he simply asks that we put
these talents to work and use our ad
vantages for the benefit of humanity
generally, and we too often fold our
talent in a napkin, leave unused our
resources, neglect our faculties of mind
and soul and spend our time and our
strength on objects and for purposes
that must shortly vanish like the
morning dew.
More must be done for the education
of the children, for the training of
teachers to direct and take charge of
this great work of educating the com
ing citizen, for developing the only re
sources granted us that are perpetual
and everlasting, and as a people we are
unworthy of the great trust committed
to us if we are not able for the emer
gency, and invest tv here we must get a
thousand fold in return and where
there are no losses to be feared. This
is not a problem for teachers and for
school boards alone. It is a question
that commands the attention of every
true patriot and he must meet it fre
quently as the exigencies of the times
Letter From Miu Ida Heard.
Eagle Rock, Idaho, Nov. 14,1888.
Mr. M. Hedge: I have thought several
times since coming west to teach that
l would write you how I liked the
country and my school, as it might in
terest you, coming from one of your
teachers. So far, I am greatly pleased
with Idaho. Of course I have not seen
i great deal of the territory as yet, but
am very favorably impressed with
what 1 have seen. My health is excel
lent; never has been so good. I en
joyed a camping trip in the mountains
about four weeks after I came here
and the scenery was so new to me that
I whs delighted with it.
A few weeks ago I went on an ex
cursion trip to Boise City to a Repub
lican rally. I met the Hon. Fred T.
Dubois, who spoke the evening of the
rally, and is now elected delegate to
Congress. I enjoved the rally very
much, but more than all I enjoyed the
trip through Boise valley, which is
indeed beautiful. The fruit excelled
any I have ever seen, was the largest,
finest and most lucious tasting. There
were apples, pears, peaches, plums and
all kinds of fruit growing. We visited
the territorial capitol while in Boise.
It is a very fine building and finely
furnished inside. Also the public
scho >1 building, which is said to be one
of the finest in the west, and is arrang
ed very conveniently. We then visit
e 1 the penitentiary and the govern
ment post to see the soldiers drill.
BjiseCity is watered by large water
wheels which are in constant motion,
and run the entire length of one street.
It makes a very picturesque looking
street and takes the name of Water
Wheel Street. Everybody has been
greatly excited over the election and
of course the principal cause here was
the Mormons, who are the majority
in this territory aud if allowed to vote,
as they are trying so hard to do, would
carry everything. The fight is not so
much between the Republicans and
Democrats here, but rather between
Mormons and anti-Mormons.
I have a very nice aud interesting
school. I have forty pupils enrolled
and|an average attendance of thirty.
We have a ten months school here. At
present we are very busy preparing for
the Teacher*’ Association, which meets
here on Friday and Saturday follow
ing Thanksgiving. I will enclose one
of our programs. We expect the Ter
ritorial Superintendent to lecture for
us on Friday evening.
We are having a lovely fall here, but
now the surrounding mountains are
all white with su- w, making a strange
contrast to our weather, but at the
same time a beaut ful picture.
I suppose the school work is going
on as well as ever in Mahaska County.
1 keep track of the work and teachers
by having The Hkkald sent to me,
which seems like an old friend.
Yours truly. Ida Heard.
Bseklra’i Araim Salv*.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin
Eruptions, and positively cures Piles
or no payment required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by Green A Bent
Next to the small boy on the front
seat at a base-ball game, the most re
markable case of absorption we ever
saw was that of a cat which stepped on
some floating sawdust in a mill pond
with the impression that it was solid.
A Gift For All
In order to give all a chance to test
it, and thus be oooviooed of its wonder
ful curative powers, Dr. Kiog’s New
Diacov-ry for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds, will be, for a limited time, given
•way. This offer is not only liberal, but
shows unbounded faith in the merits of
this great remedy. All who suffer from
Coughs, Colds, Consumption, Asthma,
Bronchitis, or any affsotion of Throat,
Cheat, or Lungs, are especially requested
to call •» Green k Bentley’* Drug Store,
and get a Trial Bottle Free. Large
Books SI.OO. 4
No disease strikes greater terror to
the hearts of parents than diphtheria.
It is both malignsnt and contagious,
and very often thwarts the best medic
al skill and the most attentive care,
carrying the little ones off with a haste
that is both startling and appalling.
At the present time diphtheria md its
twin terror, scarlet fever, are making
sad inroads in several communities in
the State, and so frequent and numer
ous were the appeals to the State Board
of Health that a cirular has been is
sued from that office, giving such in
formation as is possible, which will be
mailed to any one asking for it. The
situation has become so serious that
the Governor has made a special com
munication to the Board, in which he
says: “It occurs to me that a great deal
of good could be accomplished, if as
soon as information is received by your
Board that diphtheria made its appear
ance in any part of the State and
threatens to become an epidemic, one
of your number would at once resort
to the infected place to assist the local
health officers In tracing out, if pos
sible, the cause of the disease and in
taking prompt and proper measures to
prevent its spreading. I also trust that
you will not relent your efforts to im
press upon the local Boards of Health
the importance of a strict enforcement
of all laws and regulations relating to
the prevention of epidemic diseases.”
The Board has had communications
from all parts of the State asking co
operation with them in fighting the
disease. In many places they have
tried to keep the facts secret for fear of
hurting the town. In others it has
been called membranous croup and no
quarantine compelled, until whole
schools and towns have been exposed
to the contagion. On this point the cir
cular clearly says: “On behalf of the
State Board of Health we demand that
all cases of membranous croup, or diph
theritic croup as many report it, be as
rigidly and promptly quarantined as
diphtheria. From a sanitary stand
point croup must be regarded as
identical with diphtheria and treated
accordingly. Personally we believe
that they are pathologically the same.
Not only many eminent pathologists
teach this, but our mortuary reports
convince us that many of the physicians
of the State entertain the same views.
There is a large per cent of fatalities
occurring in the *State, reported as
“croupous diphtheria” and “diphtherit
ic croup,”—clearly testifying to their
similarity and identity. We hope the
State Board at its approaching meeting,
will as clearly and as explicitly declare
croup as contagious as diphtheria—in
deed, as sanitarians we hope they will
officially recognize the identity of the
disease named.”
The rules compel the strict isolation
of the patient, the burning of anything
used in connection with the discharges
from throat, nose and mouth, constant
disinfection of the apartment, and in
case of death private burial.
Diphtheria is a filth disease. A com
mon source is old and impure wells,
and streets and alleys poisoned with de
caying garbage. There is no possible
excuse for it in a town, and if proper
sanitary methods are exacted from all
this dread winter scourge will dis
appear. There has been little of it here
as yet, and the health authorities are
on the alert to prevent it.
Renews Her Youth.
Mrs. Phoebe Cbesley, Peterson, Clay
Co., lowa, tel's the following remarkable
story, the truth of which is vouched for
by the residents of the town: “I am 73
years old, have been troubled with
kidney complaint and lameness for many
years; not dress myself without
help. Now lam free from all pain and
soreness, and am able to do all my own
housework. I owe my thanks to electric
Bitters for having renewed my youth,
and removed completely all disease and
pain.” Try a bottle, 50c. and sl. at
Green & Bentley’s drug store. 4
Climb for Health.
Climbing staircases has always been
the horror of humanity. 80 much so
that all model books on model houses
advocate the least possible piling up of
stories. Women especially are sup
posed to be injured by climbing stairs.
But Dr. Hammond has come out with
an enthusiastic commendation of stair
climbing. If the Doctor be correct, we
should have our houses so arranged
that we can be climbing most of the
time. It is, he says, the great cure for
heart feebleness; and feebleuesss of the
heart with heart failure is a national
difficulty. Climb, says the Doctor, a
hundred staircases a day; say fifty in
the morning, and fifty in the afternoon.
It will cure dyspepsia. The climber
can even digest baked beans,tripe, pick
les, fat pork, fried mushrooms, soda
biscuit, nut cakes and whatever ingre
dients happen in, in an ordinary board
ing house. So, what further have we
to ask for? Tear out your elevators,
and you will get rid of fatty degenera
tion of the heart, weak abdominal mus
cles, torpid liver, and a non-active di
gestive fluid;
Syrups of Flgi
Is Nature’s own true laxative. It is
the most easily taken, and most ef
fective remedy known to Cleanse the
System when Bilious or Costive; to dis
pel Headaches, Colds, and Fevers; to
Cure Habitual Constipation, Indiges
tion, Piles, etc. Manufactured only by
the California Fig Syrup Company.
For sale in 60 cts. and SI 00 bottles by
Green & Bentlev.
It is just a century since the first
fuchsia was introduced into Europe.
Since that time travelers in the moun
tains of tropical America have biought
back specimens. Now there are fifty
distinct species known.
Th« Rarest of Combinations.
True delicacy of flavor with true ef
ficacy of action has been attained in
the famous California liquid fruit rem
edy, Syrup of Figs. Its pleasant taste
and beneficial effects Lave rendered it
immensely popular. It cleanses the
System, cures Costiveness, etc. For
sale in 50 cts. and SI.OO bottles by Green
& Bentley.
A gorgeous watch for feminine wear
on state occasions has its case covered
with rose diamonds. Each brilliant is
set separately. The fob chain is a
thick string of diamonds and pearls,
and the pendant a large pearl surround
ed by a bunch of brilliants.
When a wooden pavement was de
sired outside St. Paul’s cathedral, Sid
ney Smith said: “If the canons will
simply ‘put their heads together,’ the
thing is done”! They were not half so
wooden-beaded, however, as it would be
to deny the merit of Dr. R. V. Pierce’s
Golden Medical Discovery, which has
cured many thousands of liver disease,
impure blood, king’s-eviL salt-rheum,
dropsy, chronic affections of the throat,
bronchial tubes, and lungs, asthma, ca
tarrh, influenza, neuralgia, dyspepsia,
constipation, and all skin diseases.
When everthing else fails, Dr. Sage’s
Catarrh Remedy cures.
John A. Snyder, of Silverlyville, Pa„
has a silver watch that bas been in use
for more than 110 years, and still keeps
excellent time. Mr. Snider’s grand
father took it from the body of a Hes
sian soldier slain at the battle of Tren
ton in the revolutionary war.
Fact* Worth Knowing.
In all diseases of the nasal mucous
membrane the remedy used must be
non-irritating. The medical profes
sion has been slow to learn this. Noth
ing satisfactory can be accomplished
with douches.snuffs, powders, syringes,
astringents or any similar application,
because they are all irritating, do not
thoroughly reach the affected surfaces
and should be abandon«d as worse than
failures. A multitude of persons who
had for years borne all the worry and
pain that catarrh can iniict testify to
radical and permanent cores wrought
by Ely's Cream Balm. 16w$
Cures Rheumatism. Neuralgia, Sciat
ica, Lumbago, Backache, Headache,
Toothache, Sore Throat. Swelling*,
Frostbites. Sprains, Bruisas, Cute,
Burns aud Scalds.
Sold by DmgsruU and Dtaltrt Eutryuhere.
The rage tor handsome veneering
has resulted in the invention of a ma
chine which cuts into an ordinary
straight grained log in such a zig sag
fashion as to prodnce a sheet of ve
neering with a decidedly wavy grain.
This popular and pleassut remedy
promptly cures dyspepsia, bad breath,
piles, pimples, scrofula, boils, tetter and
all manifestations of bad blood. Clover
Tonic cures rheumatism by striking at
the seat of the disease, viz: *Bab blood,
liver and kidneys.
Annoying—“ The trouble with pa,”
said Mrs. Beutly, “is that he lets little
things worry him. He was mad this
morning because the baby kept him
awake all night.”
For lame back, side, or chest, use Shi
loh’s Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. 5
Out of thirty five sovereigns who
have ascended the English throne since
William the Conqueror, every month
in the year has been honored with a
coronation from one to four or five
times except May; that mouth not one.
Dr. Jones’ Red Clover Tonic is the
best altiT-itive and blood purifier kuown.
Boils, pimples, tumors, tetter, jaundice,
aud all eruptive diseases are cured by
this perfect system regulator and system
renovator. Sold by Green & Bentley.
A newspaper man in Liverpool se
cured the names of 482 sailors, aud
only two among them were named
Jack, in all his talk with them he
never heard them use a nautical ex
Why suffer with dyspepsia, costive
ness, ulcers, sores, boils, pimples, skin
diseases, or any trouble of the blood,
stomach or liver, when a speedy, safe
aud pleasant cure is in Dr. Jones’ Red
Clover Tonic? It is a perfect blood puri
tier, tonic and appetizer. Price 50c, of
Green & Bently.
A Brooklyn man intends to start a
goat farm, which he thinks will bring
him $lO 80 per day. He will stock it
with seventy-five goats, and as the or
dinary goat will give three pints of milk
a day, he calculates upon ninety quarts
per day at twelve to fifteen cents a
Bronchitis immediately relieved by
Shiloh’s Cure. For sale by W. A. Wells
& Co. 8
The viceroy ot Canton his memorial
ized the emperor declaring kerosine to
be the greatest menace to the peace and
prosperity of the empire. He says it
has burned up $10,000,000 worth of
property and is a greater pest than
opium. He wants the stuff banished
from the empire.
<B>o to, thou foolish saver.
Thou had best save thy wits,
and it shall teach thee proper
economies. In good sooth,
thou hast not the wherewithal
to afford an Estey Organ,
sayest thou? And so thou
would’st buy at cheap shops.
Wilt please thee, hearken!
At the first ’twill burden thee
a trifle more to buy from
Estey at Brattleboro, Vt.,
but ’tis found being nicely
weighed, his cheapest Organs
have good voice for constant
usage of a quarter century.
Twill outlast thy fingers and
feet. Many a cheap Organ
will scarce outlast thy spleen
when thou discoverest thy
plight. Plight thy sale to
Estey, and thy spleen will
not plight thee.
An Orlando., Fla., man has a couple
of tame sand hill cranes which he
finds more serviceable than watchdogs
in warning him against tramps or
burglars. The cranes utter a shrill
note at the approach of any stranger.
A cough is usually the symptom gf
some disease, the character of tks
cough denotes the nature of the disease.
A cough should never be suppressed
but the desesse cured, then the oougb
will stop of itself. The most commoa
disease that causes coughing, is a cold.
When a person takes cold, many of the
air cells of the lungs become obstructed
with mucus, the coughing is aa
effort of nature to relieve the lungs end
that is the first and most important
thing to be done in treating a cold.
The lungs should be relieved and tha
secretions opened. Which is the best
complished by giving Chamberlain 1 *
Cough Remedy. It is the only prepara
tion in use that will cause the expulsion
of mucus from the air cells of the lungs.
It also renders the mucus less tenacious
and easier to expectorate and opens the
secretions,aiding nature in relieving the
lungs and freeing the system of all mor
bid matter effectually curing the cold.
It acts in perfect harmony with nature
and is the only preparation in oommon
ns* that does. Natures way is to open
the secretions, render the mucus less
tenacious and easier to expectorate and
relieve the lungs and that is precisely
the effect of Chamberlain’s Cougn
Remedy. You ask: “How do we know
that is natures way?” Because if your
system is strong enough to stand it
nature, will in time relieve it of the
cold without the aid of any medieine
and that is just the way it goes about it,
but many an “iron constitution" has
been severly racked by leaving nature
alone and unaided to do the work. No
one can afford to neglect a cold, es
catarrh and chronic bronchitis are
caused by neglected colds. When a per
son has a cold the mucus membrane
lining the air passages of the head,
throat and lungs is inflamed, the inflam
mation however is “acute” and can be
cured, if not cured but kept up by
the cold or by a succession of colds
which is a very common occurrence, the
inflammation becomes chronic, and if
in the head, is known as catarrn; if in
the wind pipe and branches of it ex
tending to all parts of the lungs, it is
called chronic bronchitis. Neitnercat
arrh nor chronic bronchitis can be per
manently cured, as when apparently
cured, a cold will bring them on
again and every succeeding cold will
aggravate them. These are facts whioh
no observing person can deny. It is of
the utmost importance that every oold
be cured as quickly as possible after
the first symptoms appear and it has
been abundently proven that there is
no medicine that will cure a cold in
less time than Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, besides it leaves the system la
as healthy a condition as it wee before
the oold wae contracted.
For sale by (ireen A Bentley
It is believed that the city of Paris
affords the most successful and remark
able system of clocks worked automat
ically by compressed air, several thous
ands being carried on according to this
principle from a single central station,
the compressed air being conveyed
under the street by means of small
State of Onio, City of Toledo, )
Lucas County, S. 8.
Frane J. Cheney makes oath that
he is the senior partner of the firm of
F. J. Cheney A Co., doing business in
the City of Toledo, County and State
aforesaid, and that said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and every case of ca
tarrh that cannot be cured by the use
of Hall’s Catarrh Cure.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. ’B6. A. W. GLEASON,
[seal.] Notary Fublio.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally and acts directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces or the system.
Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo, O.
OTSold by Druggists, 75 cents. 16 w 4
I saw her once In the crowded street.
When the pavement reflected the sun's hot
With the blue of heaven In her eyes.
And the gleam of the sunshine in her liatr.
Little she thought as she passed me by,
Thai my heart a captive she had takeu iUare;
For she was a daughter of luxury.
And I was a clerk, with a living hare.
But when I sit In my dtngy room.
And tm thoughts and feelings are all my own.
And I light foi companion my old brown pipe,
And think of uiy lot so dreaiy auil lone.
A brluhtness comes over my gloomv thoughts,
As I think of my lass of Murray Hill,
Whose b'm* eves captured my heart that day.
And holds It lu bonds a captive still.
So often ! build beautiful castles in Spain,
In the gloom of my seventh story room,
And the mistress is one with golileu hair,
Aud cheeks which shame the roses bloom.
But when I come back to my harren room.
And my gorgeous castles dissolve lu air;
It Is llke'a fall trom a brilliant star.
And mv poverty Is twice as hard to bear.
For she Is a darling of Murray Hill,
And 1 am her father’s clerk, alas.
For I can speak to her but in dreams,
Aud the bright dreams can never come to pass.
Found a M ound-Builder.
A. Bradley, living 2% miles from
Downey, Johuson couuty, while ex
cavating for a well, fourteen leet below
the surface, discovered aud dug out a
complete skeleton of a female in a per
fect state of preservation, in a sitting
position. Around the neck was a string
of beads, thirty in number, of a yellow
metal, probably gold; they are in dimen
sions from the size of a pea up to thal
of a hickory nut and of irregular form,
l’ne string, of whatever substance had
held them together fell to pieces when
touched. Around each arm and above
the elbows were ornaments like those
around the neck, graduated in the same
way, but only half the number in each,
making 60 in all. In the skeleton’s
left hand was a rudely formed ring
about four inches in diameter and made
of stone similar to that of which ar
row beads are made. Some material
encircled the head, but time and decay
had reduced it to an impalpable brown
powder, making it impossible to tell
what it had been. To the right of the
figure were three vessels of a reddish
colored stone, oval in form and of dif
ferent sizes; the largest would prob
ably hold a gallon, the next about half
as much, and the small one not more
than a pint. It is probably a relic of
prehistoric times and will be something
to please and puzzle scientists. Mr.
A. took precautions to preserve every
thing as carefully as possible.
The svmptoms of Biliousness are un
happily but too well kuown. They
diffei iu different individuals to some
extent. A Bilious man is seldom a
breakfast eater. Too frequently, alas,
he has an excellent appetite for liquids
but none for solids of a morning. His
tongue will hardly bear inspection at
any time; if it is not white and furred,
it is rough, at all events.
The digestive system is wholly out
of order and Diarrhea or Constipation
may be a symptom or the two may al
ternate. There are often Hemorrhoids
or even loss of blood. There may be
giddiness and often headache aud acid
ity or flatulence and tenderness in the
pit of the stomach. To correct all this
if not effect a cure try Green's August
Flower, it cost but a trifle and thou
sands attest its efficacy. 2
He—How did you like the play,
Carrie? She—lt was just lovely. 1
don’t know when I have passed so de
lightful an evening. “Did you ever see
such fine scenery?” “Yes—no—the
fact is I didn't notice. I couldn’t keep
my eyes off that lovely bonnet that lady
in the second row wore. You saw it,
of course.” “N< ; l was interested in the
play.” “Do you know, I don’t think
men are observant.”
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When sha had Children, she gave them Castoria,
It is difficult sometimes to loosen a
ru9ty screw. If you cannot withdraw
such a one, heat an iron rod to a white
heat and hold it for two or three
minutes against the screwhead, after
which the screw will come out with
Itch, cured iu 30 minutes by Wool
ford’s Sanitary Lotion. Sold by Green
& Bentley, Druggists, Oskaloosa. 15m6
The entire front of one of the banks
at Riverside, Cal., is constructed of
When the first symptoms of oough,
cold or throat trouble appears, use Dr.
Bigelow’s Cough Cure. It is a'prompt.
pleasant and speedy relief and cure. At
50c. Sold by Green & Bentley.
According to official statistics there
were 2,647 avalanches last winter iu
Tyrol and Vonarlberg. The number
of human lives lost was fifty-three, and
about 500 beasts were killed. Many
hundred buildings were destroyed.
English Spavin Liniment removes
all Hard, Soft or Calloused Lumps and
Blemishes from horses. Blood Spavin,
Curbs, Splints, Sweeney, Ring-bone,
Stifles, Sprains, all Swollen Throats,
Coughs, Ect. Save SSO by use of one
l»ottle. Warranted. Sold by Green &
Bentley, Druggists, Oskaloosa. 15yl
Col. Ebenezer Burgess Ball, of Vir
ginia, said to be the nearest living rel
ative of Gen. Washington, was recently
tendered the position of watchmaD at
the top of Washington national monu
ment, at a salary of $45 per month, but
he declined.
The best on earth can only be said of
Griggs’ Glycerine Salve—a speedy cure
for cute, bruises, scalds, bums, sores and
all skin eruptions, Try this wonder healer.
2bc. Sold at Green & Bentley’s.
W hen your tongue is coated, your eyes
dull, you feel languid and have no ap
petite, your head aches, and your blood
sluggish and out of order, you need Dr.
.lones' tied Clover Tonic; buy 500 bottle
of Green & Beotley.
“Yes,” said Smith, “it is a cheerless
thing to be left alone in the world. I
was left an orphan and without a single
relative to whom I could look for sym
pathy in affliction. But the world is
brighter now. I have seven sisters.”
“Seven sisters!” exclaimed Jones. “1
thought you said you hadn’t a single re
lative in the world.” “I hadn’t a few
vears ago, but I have seven sisters now.
I’ve been rejected by seven girls.”
It is said that 7 000,000 codfish fire
c lugbt annually off the Newfoundland
c >ast.
SHILOH’S COUGH and Consumtion
Cure is sold by us on a guarantee. It
cures consumption. For sale by W. A.
Wells & Co. 6
The wife of a New York banker has
invented a machine for making wire
rope, the patent of which she has sold
to r San Francisco firm for 825,000 cash
and a royalty. The way she came to hit
upon this was from a device she used
to twist her worsted.
need for constipation. Loss of An petite,
Dizziness, and all symptoms of Dyspep
sia. Price 60 and 75 cents per bottle.
For sale by W. A. Wells & Co. 7
Elite Stoops, a little girl living in
Moon township, Pa., died from eating
too many chestnuts. Shortly after eat
ing them she complained of severe
pains about the heart, and before med
ical aid could reach her she was dead.
Why did meu vote for Harrison,
Cleveland, Fisk and Belva Lockwood?
They bad beeD cured by using Moore’s
Tree of Life. It will po-itively cure
any case of Liver and Kidney troubles,
Indigestion, D spepsia. Sour Stomach
or Constipation, and all Blood Diseases.
For sale by Green A Bentley.
501 y Oskaloosa, lowa.
A salt palace is projected at Silt Lake.
The Seminole Indians in Florida seem
to be increasing in numbers.
Mr. J. F. Wood, of Saylor ville, lowa,
cured two persons of neuralgia and a
young lady of a severe attack of sore
throat with a fifty cent bottle of Cham
berlain’s Pain Balm. One of the per
sons cured of neuralgia was almoet
crazed with pain. For sale by Green A
A Philadelpb a engineer estimates
that a horse can draw on an asphalt
pavement three imes as much as it can
on Belgian blocks aud six times as great
a load as it can on oobble stones, and
estimates that the wear and tear of
wagons and can lages on Belgian blocks
is about ten times as great as on
fit Vs
• *1 » , . .
Brilliant 4
Are Diamond Dye*. They excel all other*
in Strength, Purity and Fastness. None others
are just as good. Beware of imitations—they
are made of cheap and inferior materials and
give poor, weak, crocky colors.
36 colors; to cents each.
Send postal for Dye Book, Sample Card, direction*
for coloring Photos., making the finest Ink or Bluing
(to cts. a quart), etc. Sold by Druggists or by
WELLS. RICHARDSON 4 CO., Burlington. Vt.
For Gilding or Bronsing Fancy Articles, USE
Qold, Silver, Brouse, Copper. Only so Cents.
MEN, <
Call on him and see what he has to show them in the Clothing
Of all kinds and description, Underwear, Gloves,
Shirts, Mufflers,Neckties, Suspenders, Hosiery,Over
alls, Etc., Etc.
DO NOT FORGET, if in want of a Fine Suit made to order,
that I have the Largest aud Finest Line of Piece Goods in
the city and have the best Cutter and Workmen, and trim
my Garments better than any one in the county, and make them
up in as short time and for as little money as equal quality aud
workmanship is done for in any place in the country.
Try Me and See If It Is All So.
Corner Market Street and First Avenue.
fjfc iytJLfJ’
(Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific and Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Bys.)
Its main lines, branches and extensions west, northwest and southwest
include Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa, Pooria, LaSalle, Moline, Rock Island in
ILUNOlS—Davenport, Muscatine. Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, West Liberty, lowa
City, Dos Moines, Knoxville, Wintorset, Atlantic, Audubon, Harlan, Guthrie
Centre, and Council Bluffs In lOWA—Minneapolis and St. Paul in MlNNE
SOTA—Watertown and Sioux Falls in DAKOTA—Gallatin, Trenton, Cameron,
St. Joseph, and Kansas City in MlSSOUßl—Beatrice, Fairbury, and Nelson
In NEBRASKA—Horton. Topeka, Hutchinson, Wichita, Belleville, Norton,
Abilene, Caldwell, in KANSAS—Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo, in COLO
RADO. Traverses new and vast areas of rich farming and grazing- lands,
affording the beßt facilities of intercommunication to older States and to all
towns and cities in Southern Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah. New
Mexico, Indian Territory. Texas, Arizona, Idaho, California, and Pacific
coast and trans-oceanic Seaports.
Of Palace Coaches—leading all competitors in splendor of equipment and
luxury of accommodations—run through daily between Chicago and Colo
rado Springs, Denver and Pueblo. Similar MAGNIFICENT VESTIBULE
TRAIN SERVICE daily between Chicago and Council Bluffe (Omaha), and
between Chicago and Kansas City. Elegant Day Coaches, Dining- Care,
Reclining Chair Cars (FREE), and Palace sleeping Cars. California Excur
sions dolly. Choice of routes to and from Salt Lake City, Portland, Los
Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and intervening localities. Quick time,
prompt connections and transfers in Union Depots.
Buns superbly equipped Express Trains daily each way between Chicago.
Rock Island, Atchison, St. Joseph, Leavenworth, Kansas City and Minne
apolis and St. Paul. The Favorite Tourist Line to the scenfc resorts, and
hunting and fishing grounds of the Northwest. Its Watertown Branch
courses through the most productive lands of Northern lowa, Southwestern
Minnesota, and Bast Southern Dakota.
Svel between Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Lafayette, and Council Bluffs, 8u
teph, Atchison, Leavenworth, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.
For Tickets, Maps. Folders, or desired information, apply to any Coupon
Ticket Office in the united States or Canada, or address
OwirslXsaNfMt CHICAGO, ILL,. (tea’l Ticket4 Jhm,
X t * * 'v*** Sr s ,/," r* V i. T _ *• >4“ ' \ vV
Paines j C J L£f)Y
M . . "Paine’* Celery Com*
Neuralgia pound cured my nerv
ous sick headaches."
Mrs. L. A. Brentneb,
Nervous S«, Jacinto CL
Prostration dJ^PM&'ceuS
Compound, I am CUTed
of rheumatism."
Rheumatism s » s “a , 'c H .S c .h,TB.
. "It has done me more
Kidney good for kidney disease
_ , than any other medi-
DI sea SOS Cine” Geo. Abbott,
Sioux City, lowa.
"Paine’s Celery Com- I a
pound has been of great
All Liver I benefit for torpid liver,
indigestion, and bilious-
Disorders less." Elizabeth G
Udall, Quechee, Vt.
No. 212. —Word Syncopations.
(a) Take an elevation of land from a coin,
and leave to utter musical sounds.
Ob) Take the conclusion from an aromatic
plant, and leave a washing utensil.
(c) Take an animal from a muscle of the
lower jaw that assists in chewing, and leave
a measurer.
(d) Take a period of time from relating
to an opera, and leave relating to sight.
No. 213. —Proverbs Within a Maze.
This Is a sort of maze. You should find
the first letter of the first word, and then
follow on till you have solved the secret.
You may read from one letter to the next,
north, south, east or west, but never in a
northeasterly, northwesterly southeasterly or
southwesterly direction. You will find here
a small bundle of proverbs which, if attended
to, will be as useful to you as they have been
to others.
No. 214.—A Bill of Fare.
(a) Take u one, l two, n one, o two, i one b
(b) Of i one, a two, s two, c one, b two, fc
(c) Of o three, o two, w one, k one, d one;
(d) Of e three, / one, t one, k one, b one, s
one, a one;
(e) Of h one, 6 one, d one, a three, g one, r
two, m one, « one;
If) Of r one, s two, a one, p two, n one, e or
< one;
(g) Of o two, o one, m one, r one, a three, «
two, s one, e three, d one, h one, i one;
(h) Of o two, t two, p one, s one, e one, a
(i) Of u one, e two, a two, o one, h one, t one,
a one;
(j) Of i one, e two, l one, m one, p one, o one,
n one;
(k) Of r three, a one, c one, a one, 6 one, n
one, t one, e two;
0) Of a two, p two, d two, g one, u one, c
one, o one, t one, i two, n one;
(m) Of r one, a one, i one, n one, e one, e
two, g one, o one;
(n) Of a one, r one, n one, » two, a two;
(o) Of m one, d one, a one, l one, o one, a one,
n one.
Good Housekeeping provides the above bill
of faro. These dishes are represented by one,
two and throe words.
No. 215.—'Poetical Enigma.
I have but one eye, and that without sight,
Yet it helps me whatever I do;
I am sharp without wits, without senses I’m
The fortune of some and of some the delight.
And I doubt not I'm useful to you.
No. 216.—Pictorial Conundrum.
No. 217.—Vagaries.
(a) Add one to nine and make it twenty.
(b) Place three sixes together so as to make
(c) What is the difference between six
dozen dozen and half a dozen dozen?
(d) A room with eight corners had a cat in
each corner, seven cats before each cat and a
cat on every cat’s tail. What was the total
number of cats?
(e) Provo that seven is the half of twelve.
What must be done to conduct a newspaper
right? Write.
What is necessary to a fanner to assist
him? System.
What would give a blind man the greatest
delight? Light.
What is the best advice to give a justice of
the peace? Peace.
Who commit the greatest abominations?
Who is the greatest terrifler? Fire.
An Easy Translation.
Yyuryyubicuryyfor me?
This look meaningless; but in fact it is a
pointed little couplet:
Too wise your are, too wise you be,
I see you are too wise for me.
Key to the Puzzler.
No. 205.—Enigmas: (a) Hay; (b) Eye; (c?
No. 206.—Illustrated Central Acrostic: Cle
opatra—l. danCers; 2. vioLets; 8. pig Eons;
4 corOnet; 5. sliPper; 6. pyrAmiri; 7.
hunTers; 8. actßess; 9. cavAlry.
No. 207.—A Wild Flower of Autumn:
Golden Rod.
No. 208.—A Dissected Word: O-pin-e.
No. 209 —Anagrams:
(a) Ramona. (a) Helen Jackson.
<b) Old Town Folks, (b) Mrs. Stowe.
(c) Vicar of Wakefield, (c) Goldsmith.
(d) Vanity Fair. (d) Thackeray.
(e) Lothair. (e) D israeli.
(f) Robert Falconer, (f) G. Macdonald.
No. 210.—Compound Acrostic:
No. 211. —Quibbles: (a) Twenty-nine days;
(b) The last person’s left elbow; (c) The first
person seats himself in the other's lap.
Husband. — Mary, won’t yon
mend this horse blanket ? I have
only had it two weeks.
Wife. —l will mend your shirts
and pants, but I draw the line at
horse blankets. They smell bad.
Husband. —lf you will mend
this one, I will buy a 5/£ Horse
Blanket next time, and you won’t
have to mend it
5/A Five Mite.
Sm five MUaaaf Vary threate
M g 5/A Bose Stable.
g StroifMt Bonw Blank** Mato.
ij/A 5/A Electric.
vw/wl J ait the thing for Oat* Door {fat.
/Mm 5/A Extra Test
a B ■! SonutUof H.W, Vary Btreaf.
30 other styles
At yrtaaa to salt OT«y»eAa
For sale by all dealers. '
None genuine without thia
M Trade Mark sewed insid*
r ij'ijMii yj}>
We are prepared to conduct Burials in the most
All Modem Undertaking Appliances
Coffins, Caskets and a complete line of burial <-
goods which are second to none.
Our Prices wil be found the Lowest
We have the largest and best stock of Fur
niture in Mahaska county.
Residence 310 North Third Street.
J. B. McCurdy & Co.
North Of Court House. ,
A having a Booming Trade on account of having the goods
and prices that lays all competition in the Shade. Just take in-
to consideration that our three story brick building has 50 per
cent more room than any other Furniture House in the city, and
is chuck full of goods and no two pieces alike. All this beside*
our large, full ware rooms and work shops ou another lot.
twice the room, double the amount of goods, all new; therefore
buying double the amount of goods, we are selliug more and
cheaper than any other house can do.
Residence Telephone No. 12.
Residence 716 East High Avenue.
When in need of a Burial Outfit
no matter what price, please give us
call, and we will convince you that
we can money. Calls at-
tended, day or night.
Frame Your Pictures and Repair Your Furniture.
127 South Market Street, Opposite Fire Bell. Telephone Nc
72. Residence Upstairs over Store. s&
lirlnn. Stores ail Tim
Tin Roofing and Job Work!
Prices Always the Lowest and duality
of Goods Guaranteed.

WE carry a complete stock of Hardware and the finest line
ot Stoves in the County, including the* Garland Cook aud,the
Original Round Oak Heater.
Haw & McPherrin,
201 West High Avenue,
Can he found at
Huber & Kalbaeh’s.
We are exclusive Heavy and Shelf Hardware dealers. We
do a Wholesale and Retail business, and buy in such quantities
as to enable us to sell cheaper than parties buymg in small quan
tities. We are the exclusive agents for GLIDDEN WTR®.
When you want Hardware Cheap, (uot cheap hardware) coins
aud see us, aud we will guarantee satisfaction.
S. Henry,
and Embalmer.
satisfactory manner.
Store Telephone No. 17

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