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Circulation Nearly Three Thousand.
The Herald Printing Company.
At Tvo Dollars Per Annum.
Os K a loos A,
December IS. 1888.
12 Pap Supplement.
—What will Grover get iu liisChrist
mas stocking?
—Will the Democratic boys send Gov
Bill a Christmas turkey ?
—John F. Lsc y’s majority over
Brother W eaver is 828. This is official.
Will th* Timet have crow or tur
key on Christmas day ? What say the
—The Illinois Legislature will elect
Benat<>r Cullom as his own successor in
—The Democrats will put Col. Dey
in training as their next gubernatorial
candidate, it is thought.
—’Pears as if the Democratic chirp.
“Turn the rascals out*" has gone into
'‘innocuous desuetude,” as it were.
—Hundreds of Democratic officials
have signified their intention to resign
on March 4. They do not hail from
—The lowa Soldiers’s Home now
fives shelter to 291 veterans. Where
are the meo who claimed that the Home
would be of no use ?
—lowa will have an important place
in the Harrison Cabinet, and it will
not be Senator Allison wbo is satisfied
with bis present position.
—A good suggestion is made that
northern Dakota shall be called Pem
bina, and Waahingon Territory Taco
ma, when they become States.)
—The Republicans will control tbe
next House by six majority—and the
Democrats can’t change it. It is a
merry Christmas for tbe Republican
—Dee Moines has a city debt of prob
ably a million dollars. A citizen’s
committee reports that the book-keep
ing is such that nobody can tell exactly
what it is.
—Gen. Weaver is supporting a South
Pacific canal charter scheme in Con
gress, which is to benefit the States
most largely. He is wise in supporting
the measure.
—Tbe number of applicants for the
lowa Pension Agency Is equal to one
from each county in the District, and
it is composed of lowa and Nebraska.
Sail in— tbe fray is free!
—Tbe Bloomfield Democrat man will
have more time to attend to sparking
that winsome Davis county girl, along
about March 20, than now. We’ll not
forget Harry in this little matter.
—Tbe Illinois W. C. T. U. has bounced
all from its tanks wbo do not follow
tbe Willaid idea of supporting third
party action. Tbe union has lost its
good sense and also its good savor.
—Thirty per cent increase in tbe ex
changes of tbe country for the first
week in December, over the same period
in 1887, is the keynote of the boom that
comes with Ben Harrison’s election.
—President Ben: any Cabinet of
yours that does not have Jim Blaine in
it is utterly incomplete. Hand tbe
State Department over to him, and bee
how tbe Canadian business will be
—lt is Gov. Goff, of West Virginia,
in spite of all tbe Democratic efforts at
theft of that office. It means that the
Mountain State will hereaiter be fouud
Republican. This is an age of glorious
—The Keokuk Gate City -»ays: “Na
than Barkar, a settler on the Des Moines
river lands, died from exposure in be
ing turned out of his home. Mr. Cleve
land did that." This is simple dod
gasted rot.
—Col. D. B. Henderson has formally
entered the race for Speaker of the
House. This is very gratifying to bis
friends in lowa, who believe that he
would make the most popular Speaker
of the whole list.
—The Osceola Sentinel complains be
cause the local Aid Societies cannot
find auybody who needs help. It say
these benevolent bodies are pining to
do somethtng f>r somebody, and have
searched the town in vain.
—Chauncy Depew has said that he
would like to be minister to St. James’.
All right! Obaunc)! There’s nothing
too good in the bakery for you! Take
what you want! You are a j dly good
fellow, and a statesman as well.
—There is some clamor b ing made by
people who have lost special rates an i
favors of that sort fr»m railways for *
special session of the Legislature in
January. Men never lose sugar-tea s
but that they cry and banker after
them continually.
—The Dubuque Tim 0 * fav rably re
fers to the mention of Col. Dive Hen
derson as the next Republican candidate
for Governor of lowa. Col. Ilenderton
is in a very useful place where he is,
and one which fits him so well that be
should remain in it.
—Boston joins the column and elects
a Republican mayor and a majority of
the school committee. The city of beam*
has been having a Democratic mn or
for many year*,but the tide has changed
this. It will be a merry Chriatma. to
the Republican bean-eaters.
—We shall have a Chi istmas present
for the stocking of each Democratic
editor io the District-a nice littl
folder having^he offi ial vote of the
Sixth District. As they contemplate
its facts, they can soberly refi-ct there
on —accent sharp on the “sober.
—Senator Allison has Introduced a
bill granting a pension to Thus. R
Bevan. of Oakalooea. The applicant is
an old man who sent four eons to the
Union army, two of whom died in the
service, and he richly deserves the
honor and aid sought by the mea-ure.
—The lowa Stock Breeders' meeting
held during the week, at lowa City,
closed Friday. The following oflb-rs
were elected: President, Henry Wal
lace, of Des Moines, and George W.
Franklin, of Atlantic, Secretary.
Hampton was chosen as the next place
of meeting.
The promotion of Major Guest, of
(jfcond lovf National Guard, o
be Lieutenant Colonel, is in tbe line of
deal red recognition of a splendid sol
dier of tbe late wa«, and a Guard man
of the i-est type. We congr-tuLb the
beroi.d on its wi*d‘ m »"<» appre* 1* tion,
and Lieut Col Gu.st on the honor be
Mr*. Secretary Whitney baser* ken
on the Cleveland domestic seandasto
deny them one and aIL She a*e rt*
that tbe President and his young wife
are extremely -lover-like;” that Mrs
Cleveland'- influence over her
|a strong; that Mr. Cleveland does not
drink to excess, and that the i-<es of
drunken orgies and cruel trcas went are
Shocking]} and wholly false.
—Thecorn crop of 1888 in this coun
try waa two thousand million bushels,
smough, as the Oreatoo OuutU says, to
sake rowe of loaded wagons eleven
times around tfr* * oxh and nine tl ou
aaad miles of wagon* left over that
wouldn’t he able to get pro-
—Tne decent thing for a large and
variegated collection of male and fe
male Democrats to do is to quit gossip
ing and lying about President and Mrs.
Cleveland and their domestic life.
Every tale ever started about them first
found its issue from Democratic lips,
moved to slander by disappointment
and rank jealousy.
—Twenty-five percentof the regular
army desert every year. There must
be a cause for this. Why don’t the
House Committee on Military Affairs
probe into the matter ? Brutal tyr
rany will be found the clue of course,
and it chiefly exercised by non-com
missioned black guards who are pets of
commissioned officers.
—The official returns are now in from
all the States, Colorado having just re
ported. Cleveland has a plurality over
Harrison in the country as a whole of
98,280 in the popular vote, as compared
with a plurality in 1884 of 62,683 over
Blaine. If six or eight Southern states
had a free aud full vote the Republi
cans would have a majority of a clean
half million.
—Senator Gibson and other leading
men of the South now openly favor
such measures as will absolutely dis
franchise the colored voters of their
respective States. The colored men
may be ignorant, but they were wise
enough to always remain loyal to the
Union and to the blue. A black seces
sionist has not been found.
—Secretary Vilas points out in bis
report the lack of a proper census of
our Indian population, so that it can
not be known whether the Indians are
increasing or decreasing. The total
number now reported, 246,095, includes
an “estimate” of 20,000 covering some
scattered tribes. The Secretary speakß
most hopefully of the progress toward
civilization that the Indians are mak
—One of the things that Mr. James
S. Clarkson should do is to bring libel
suits against those papers who have
printed an alleged port!ait of him.
Some of us who are very pretty (?) anti
have gone through the same ordeal
can stand it, but it is asking too much
of “Ret” to carry this after-election
burden of horrid illustration. Let the
villainous work be stopped by damage
—Tbe sheriff at Birmingham |did
right to defend his prisoner to the ex
treme that led to the death of ten of the
assaulting party. That they should be
killed is to be regretted; but it is of in
finite more importance that law should
be maintained, and protection given
to those in charge of the officers. The
cowardly surrender of prisoners so
often connived at by cowardly sheriffs,
has too long been continued, and the
action of Sheriff Smith will serve a
double purpose.
—Judge Perry, of Albia, a near and
distinguished friend of ours, mourns
because a joint discussion got lost in
the dust aud smoke of the battle. Man
alive! the Republicans did not want
the majority 1200 in the district. They
were satisfied with the help given by
tbe Judge single handed and alone, and
did not want any of the superhuman
shown on bis part. We forgive him
for not “calling the turn” on the “joint”
at the right time. It is a little late
now, but he can be accomodated.
—The nasty, little, ragged country of
Hayti has been doing something wrong
about an American steamer, and the
Administration is sending the navy
down there to blow the stuffing out of
the patch. When the Yankee fishing
schooners wereseized, in contravention
of treaty, there was no such bluster.
Champaign, salads, and a surrender of
all rights claimed followed in the treaty
that was made, aud rejected by the
Senate. It makes some difference whose
dog it is that growls, and the size of
tbe dog.
—On Saturday thepresident!issued|an
order extending the Civil Service rules
and regulations to the railway mail
service. This will hardly serve to save
from sudden removal those officials who
have been found shamefully derelict in
duty to the whole people. Those
ncoundrels who made it convenient to
delay and missend Republican papers
will have to fiud some other avocation
right soon after March 4. These rascals
will be turned out wherever found,
along with those who have only found
time to talk politics, and not time to
distribute mail between stations—as
the record will show in good season and
proper place.
—Samuel Cox now favors the adm is
don of all the territories save Utah
«n 1 New Mexico, but his sensible
tatesmanship finds serious objection
iinong the Bourbons of the South.
Mime members from that section stand
with Cox, but the great majority are
• ipp >sed to any measure of national
justice to the territories—notwith
standing all the material and impoi tant
considerations are against them. The
territories will come in as states —
Washington, Montana and the two Da
kotos, and they will make most credit
able additions to the sisterhood. Sam
Cox could not support the measure be
lore election, but the November result
has opened bis judgment to courageous
action, whatever the condition of Lis
olitical optics.
—The Wasbiuglon correspondent of
the Des Moines Register reports our
own Brother Weaver as saying the
f dlowing: “General Weaver said to a
N\ Y. Herald correspondent that when
h|i term ex ires he will return to De-
Moines and resume the editorial chaii
on the Tribune, which he owns and
which be deserted some time ago foi
the allurements of Washington Politi
cal life." “There is no individual com
pensation," said he, “for the time spent
in Congress. I have worked faithfully
during my long service, but the results
have been so meager as to be practically
*d sappointing. Looking back over all
1 doubt if 1 shall ever return to
Congress again except it be from a
strict sense of duty.” The last sentence
is notice to the Democrats of the sixth
that the “seme of duty" means that they
shall be saddled again and brought to
the course. He makes one very wist
ful assertion: his career has been a de
cided disappointment, and be keenly
feels it, and knows why it is so.
—lt is remarkable that a paper friend
ly to Mr. Cleveland should now print
lo full the “lies in regard to Mr. Cleve
land’s domestic life.” and, as said, with
the authority of the President himself.
Wh»t good result can be accomplished
hy this deluge of filth nobody knows.
The Republican papers, to whom these
stories have been offered in detail over
and over, have steadfastly refrained
from giving them to the public, and we
•annot see why the Democratic papers
could wish to do so. They one and all
•riginated within his own party, be
{inning with the “moral leper” article
f William Purcell, of the Rochester
Union, one of the most prominent
I mocraU in New York, in 1884, and
he “Maria Hal pin” episode given out
, »*y the“indepeDdent"Buffalo TtUgraph,
i down to tue stories put in circulation
i i n the Democratic National Con vention
. in SL Louis, this year, by their Demo
t erstic authors. The logic of meh
Speaking of General Palmer getting
mad about being beaten for governor
of Illinois by private Fifer, the general
leading the Democrats and the private
the Republicans, John H. Cook, late
sergeant in the 119th Illinois, in a let
ter published in the New York World,
tells General Palmer the plain facts as
to the cause of his defeat, as follows:
“The two candidates for governor of Illinois
were both old soldiers and both comrades of the
(1. A. R. Palmer was major-general and Fifer
was a high private. When It came to the ques
tion of which to vote for, a large majority fa
vored the high private. The day when a major
general of volunteers could put his 10,000 men
Just where he wanted them has passed. We
are all on a level now. The debt this country
owes falls chiefly to the men who suffered for It
the most. The major-general got high rank,
good pay and good rations. The high private
often got neither. The comrades of the Sucker
State simply fell into line aud voted for Private
Fifer in preference to Oeneral Palmer, and,
from the recent action of the latter, they are,
as usual, found to be level-headed. Palmer
couldn’t ’work’ the boys, that’s all; he Is sore
over his defeat.’’
John M. Palmer represents quite a
number of the class of men who served
as general officers, and then assumed a
general proprietorship of the privates
for the furtherance of their own polit
ical fortunes. When they found their
ambitions somewhat threatened by the
people, they took themselves off into
the brush of mugwumpery and the
dreary wilderness of friendlessness.
In a general way they have arrogated
to themselves about all the honors of
the war, while the private soldier did
the battling, bore the suffering and
hardship, and got all the official “cuss
ing” and official neglect of all things
that touched his personal and physical
It is time that some one was found
doing plain speaking on these matters,
and the boys are rising up and speak
ing right out in camp. Mr. Palmer
now gives the opportunity, and it is
not being missed.
The great mass of the soldit-rs are
standing united. The men who now
want to fall out and start another or
ganization have only sore heads to dis
play, and they will never prove win
ners. They have tried to lead the boys
and have failed. They have jubilated
over senseless vetoes, and have crowed
with the gang; but the boys have
kicked not only the vetoes and the
vetoer, but those who stood in the way.
The lesson is plain and easily to be un
The Raeults 'of the Official Canvass
of the Votes Cast for Stato and Con
gressional Candidates at the Last
£1 action.
The Executive Council sitting as a
State Board of Canvassers, yesterday
completed the canvass of tbe vote cast
at tbe last election on the State tickets.
The following are the footings:
Frank D. Jackson 211,577
Walter McHenry 180,455
J. B. Van Court 9.005
James Mickle wait 2,690
Jackson over McHenry, 31,122; Jack
son over all, 19,427.
James A. Lyons 211,130
Daniel J. Okerson 180,881
C. M. Farnsworth 9,028
Malcolm Smith 2,709
Lyons over Okerson, 30,249; Lyons
over all, 18,512.
Voltaire P. Twombly 211.263
Amos Case 180,692
James Rice 9,080
E. O. Sharpe 2,681
Twombly over Case, 30,571; Twombly
overall, 18,810.
Charles T. Granger 210,098
P. Henry Smytbe 182,894
M. H. Jones 8,943
Scattering 10
Granger over Smy the, 27,204; Granger
over all, 18,251.
John Y. Stone 212,500
J oseph C. Mitchell 180,604
D. H. Williamson 8,981
Scatttering 4
Stone over Mitchell, 31,896; Stone
overall. 22,911.
Spencer Smith 225,928
Frank T. Campbell 224,808
John Mahin 200,075
Peter A. Dey 201,265
Christian L. Lund 176,327
Herman E. Willis 175,049
Scattering 21
Smith runs 14,351 ahead of the Re
publican State ticket, Campbell runs
13,231 ahead and Mahin runs 11,502 be
hind the State ticket; Dey runs 20,811
ahead of the Democratic State ticket,
Lund run 9 4,128 behind; Willis 5,406 be
hind. As no man was running against
any other one man a fair majority is
perhaps best obtained by taking an
average of the votes for the Democrat
ic candidates as the basis of compari
son. Such average is 184,213. _ This
gives Smith a majority of 41,715 and
Campbell 40,5%. Comparitg their
votes with the two extremes on the
Democratic ticket. Smith has over Dey,
the highest on the Democratic ticket,
24,663 and over Willis, lowest on the
Democratic ticket, 50,876; Campbell
over Dey,23,543; over Willis, 49,759,Dey
over Mahin has 1,190.
John H. Gear 18,130
John F. Seerley 17,256
C. H. Bundy 180
Scattering 18
Gear over Seerley 874
Parker W. McManus 15,842
Walter L Hayes 20,874
D. B. Henderson
Scattering 8
Hayes over McMauus 5,027
D. B. Henderson 21,457
B. B. Richards 16,872
L. 11. Weller 1
A. Y. McDonald 2
Henderson over Richards 4,585
J. H. Sweney 18,852
L. S. Reque 16,630
L. H. Miller 4CB
H. G. Parker 96
O. B. Blanchard 9
Sweney over Reque 2,222
Daniel Kerr 19,447
J. H. Preston 16,937
W. H. Calhoun 367
E. J. Helms 273
Scattering 2
Kerr over Preston 2,510
John F. Lacey 18,000
J. B. Weaver 17,181
C. 1* Haskell 129
Scattering 3
Lacey over Weaver 828
E. H. Conger 18,424
A. E. Morrison 13,027
Nash 1,651
Scattering 3
Conger over Morrison 6,397
James P. Flick 19,207
A. R. Anderson 18,212
George C. Calkins 92
8. A. Gilley 247
Mrs. J. C. Mitchell 1
Scattering 10
Flick over Anderson 995
Joseph R. Reed 20,380
D. N Harris 16,686
J. R. Sovereign 1 1.619
C. B. Ohrstie 82
Reed over Harris 3,694
J. P. Dolliver 20.864
J A. O. Yeoman 16,496
O. Tyson *99
Scattering 8
Dolliver over Yeoman 5,368
Isaac L. Struble 21,472
M. A. KHso 14 218
Georg'* W. Lee.... 677
Wilmot Whitfield 275
Struble over K Iso 6,259
—That human want of the Bloom
field “Legal Tender," who bolds a Pen
sion Examiner's place under Cleveland
and abuses bis sdministrstion, is now
howling shout Brother Welch. Craw
ford Davis will die sn early * ffl-ial
death, at the earnest request in writing
of many Democrats of Davis. “His
name is on the list, and hs never will be
mimi. : , i
Du Motnu Register, Dee. 11.
Complying with the law governing
the National Editorial Association,
of which body the lowa Press Associ
ation is a member, the editor of The
Herald, on November 19, started
southward to the annual meeting at
San Antonio, Texas, where a three days’
session was had, of much profit to the
craft, and to the craft alone. As the
tour was to be a combination of rest,
sight-seeing and study, the work of
writing out impressions and opinions
on men met and matters seen was
ordered to the rear, to be done when
time and tide should prompt. In the
articles that may come out of this
tour, it will be an endeavor to
speak frankly of the things touched
and without prejudice. It is proper to
say at the outstart, that one of the finest
revelations came with the crossing of
the State of Missouri. The number ot
fine towns passed through and seen sur
passed all expectation. Moberly, Ma
con, Clinton, Nevada, Sedalia, Boonville
and a number of others are most invit
iugjtowns, aud seem to be imbued with
all the thrift and energy needful to
make them pleasant places for live peo
ple to dwell iu. The old element in
Missouri, which delights to live in the
past, and to act as brakes on the pro
gressive train, seems to have had the
bounce, and the fellows without moss
on their backs, or flies roosting on
their ears, are running things to
a markedly successful degree. This is
shown in so many, ways that an article
would be encyclopaedic to give details.
The fact is, that live men are generally
on deck and in local c mmand in
north Missouri, and down the line
traversed by the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas Railway and the material results
prove it. In a special sense was it
pleasant to note the great improvement
made in the agricultural methods
adopted, in which the farms showed
themselves splendid witnesses asequ;il
to any in the west under the hand of
the husbandman. In horticultural
matters the greatest life was shown,
and a better examination afforded.
The record made in this direction is
one of credit to the whole Union, and
when all things are fairly considered,
and time shall have had its fair chance
to bring about the development that
will come, Missouri will rank as one
of the richest, best, and grandest States
of all. But with all this will come the
blessing of a Republican State admin
istration—one that will reach out with
strong bands and great heart to all the
people; one that will be national in
all its aspirations, ana not a wor
shipper of a Confederate uuiform
or the idea that it represented; one
that will not make a fetish of any
one thing but the glory of the State
and the greatness of the nation. The
elements are all there for this tri
umphal march of Republicanism in
that State, and Bourbon opposition can
not long hold out. Men will have to
hold something more than the record
of confederate service hereafter to
gather honors there. Old Missouri has
her grip packed for a march away from
all those hindrances that stand as gi
ants to frighten away the men who
would make their home there but are
fearful. And yet the communities are
peaceful, orderly, aud well inclined.
Some of the counties largely Demo
cratic are radical in prohibition, and
enforce laws of that nature as well as
any other laws are enforced. But they
never mix their politics. They never
clamor for a third party. They know
when they are well off, thank God that
things are as well with them as they
are, and go in on what they have, and
make that good as they can. They do
this by local option, and it has a club in
it. So much for t.iat. The railroad
system of Missouri is one of the most
complete of any western State, and
operated with a vim and a life that
counts wonderfully in the booms and
development of that section. The M.,
K. & T. has a record in this direction
that can only be spoken of w'ith pride.
It covers a great stretch of country,
and handles Its business and its inter
ests in a way that presages the best
things possible. It has been taken
away from the piratical control of the
past, and is now again breathing full
lunged the breath of life and of the
best commercial sort. When it is known
that the line reaches from Hanniba
down to Taylor, Texas, through all the
best country of three States, its future
may easily be reckoned as one of the
soundest in prosperity that will last all
the days of the year.
The Grand Lodge of lowa met, in its
Forty-first Annual Session, at Sioux
City, October 17, 1888, E. W. Hartman,
Grand Master, in the chair. The re
port of the Grand Master was quite
lengthy, but it was replete with inter
est and shows the Order in this juris
diction is in first-rate condition and on
ihe increase. Twelve new lodges were
instituted, each and all of which start
out with very flattering prospects. Thi
Grand Master made 184 decisions ami
answered 136 questions, not embodied
among the decisions. He also con
sidered and decided 36 appeal cases.
He also called a Rebekah Degree Lodge
Convention, and superintended the or
ganizaiion of the same into a State
Con vention. He has done a good yearV
G. S„ William Garrett, presented the
following report: Number of Lodges,
475; number of members, 22.5U0; deaths
during the year, 159; brothers relieved
1,287; widowed families relieved, 93;
brothers buried, 159; paid for relief oi
brothers, $23,455.08; for relief ol
widowed families, $3,551.08; for bury
iug dead, $7,85536; for special relief.
$2,273 21; total relief, $37,615.50; number
of Past Grands, 6,490; number of Re
bekah Degree Lodges, 87;total members
of Rebekah Degree Lodges, 4,034.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing term: William Mus
son, G. M., Des Moines; J. C. Longu
ville, D. G. M., Dubuque; Louis Biede
raan, G. W., Council Bluffs; William
Garrett, Secretary, Burlington; A. J.
Morrison, Treasurer, Marengo; J. K
Powers, Rep., Cedar Rapids.
This is the thirty-seventh time Bro.
Garrett has been elected Grand Secre
tary. He is a veteran surely. The nem
session will be held at Clarinda, Pag*
County. 1 P. G. S. and 13 P. G. M’s.
were present.
Our Grand Encampment session wa?
held during the week. Grand Patriarch,
It. L. Tilton, reports peace and prosper
ity throughout the jurisdiction. Nine
new Encampments were instituted dur
ing the year, and all are doing well
The veteran Grand Scribe, William
Garrett, made his annual report, from
which we glean the following: Number
of Encampments, 128; number of
members iu good standing, 4 065; total
relief,s2,364 49;c«sh on hand with Grand
Treasurer, $3,553.25.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing term: W. B. Temple.
G. I*., Atlantic; Louis Btutz, H. P n Dee
Moines; J. C. Koonz, 8. W., Burlington;
S. 8. Winter. J. W„ Woodbine; Will’am
Garrett, 8., Burlington; Thos. D. Evans,
Treasurer, Fairfield; Herman Block,
Hep., Davenport.
This is tbe thirty-fourth year Grand
Scribe Garrett has been elected Grand
Scribe. There were also present IP. G
Sire and 10 P. O. Patriarchs.
—The November election Ins another
significant phase for lowa. By the
common reckoning of five persons to
■*ach vote the state has now a popula
tion of 2,018,196. This means an in
creased Congressional representation
and electoral vote, if the ratio of these
i i not Increased. The total population
*f the country in 1880 was 60,152,866
The number of representatives in 1882
was fixed at 325, making the ratio of
population for Congressional districts
154,316. This will entitle low tto one
or two more Congressmen and one or
mors electoral votes.
Gleanings by Herald Reporters.
White Oak.
Farmers are pretty near through gathering
their Immense corn crop. Weather fine.
Amos Linsleypurcbased the Antome Morgan
(arm ot Willis Wilholt for $4,600, and wIH more
on It the first of March.
W. L. Dunbar and family, of Monroe town
ship, Sundayed with A. J. Burgess.
Rev. Harroun, of Rose Hill, preached lut
Sunday at the Free Methodist church, and will
preach again lu two weeks. Rev. Xarlng will
preach at the same place next SuHßay at 10
o’clock A. M.
We have a new store at Galnford.
Plasters have Just finished plastering White
Oak church.
Tom Conner Post Q. A. R., will meet next Sat
urday evening. All comrades are earnestly re
quested to be present.
Miss Grace Johnson, of your city, is visiting
at A. N. Caldwell’s.
Sunday school at Free Methodist church every
Suuday at 10 o’clock.
Evervbody happy except the Democrats.
Dee. fl. Skirmisher.
The oldest lnhabitaots say they never have
seen as much beautiful weather as we are hav
ing this fall. California weather falls far In the
rear. , _
Mrs. Hawkins, a sister ot Robert and Cary
Correll, and her son of Minneapolis, Minn., vis
ited with the Corrells last week.
Jink Davis, a son of Reese Davis of our town,
was very dangerously hurt last Wednesday
morning at the Fisbvllle mines. He went to
harness one of the mules to go to work, when It
broke away from him. He started after It when
it kicked him, striking him In the forhead Just
between the eyes, breaklug In the skull. He
was brought home aud Dr. Field was called.
He sent for Dr. Hugg to assist him. They
dressed the wound and he appears to be on the
way to recovery. . . . „
Jacob williman, a young man working for Mr.
Beagle, was severely kicked on the knee a few
days ago while ridlug a horse and driving
another, but he Is able to bobble around.
Mrs. Lide Heffner aud bertwo children re
turned last week to their borne In Washington
Territory after spending about three mouths
with friends here.
The two Sunday schools here will unite and
have Christmas festivities together.
Mr. Darling says that be and his family ex
pect to eat their Christmas dinner in Sandeago,
California. _ _
Dec. U. W. X.
It was a pleasant occasion that called to
gether a company of about <o Invited guests at
the home ot Mr. and Mrs. John M. Fellers,
Wednesday, Dec. 6. being the marriage of tbelr
only daughter Adda and G.W. Arganbright. At
12 o’clock M. they were ushered Into the pres
ence of tbeir many friends by William Fellers
aud Miss Maud Morgan, of New Virginia. War
ren county, aud tbe ceremony was In charge of
Rev. J. Siminous, of Ottumwa, assisted by Rev.
E. J. Pike, of Agency. After congratulations,
lotlowed an elegaut dinner, prepared by Mrs.
Fellers, which was heartily enjoyed. The groom
is a gentleman of sterliug worth and gentle
manlyoearing, such an one as any lady may be
pmud to win. The bride has been one of our
first-class school teachers, whose womanly vir
tues aud attaluments have wou for her a warm
and lasting place in tbe beans of all her ac
quaintances. The following presents were made
on tbe occasion: Parents of bride, 30 yards of
carpet, pair ot blankets, a doien silver knives
and forks, glass fruit dish and caster; Willie
aud Charlie Fellers, clock; Harlle Fellers, silk
muffler; A. English and lamily, large rocker;
Dr. Bartow ana mother, glass set; Curtiss and
Maud McEwen. wash-bowl and pltcber; Sew
ard McClain aud wite. carving- kuife and fork;
Etta McCarroll, George Yenney, Chris Sbayler,
C. G By ram and wife, hanging-lamp; Willis
Sparks, paper-holder; Grace and Belle Baker ol
New Sharou, set of gold-band plates, cups and
saucers; Nona McClain, glass pltcber; 8. R.
Canon and wife, chamber set; P. R. Swayxe and
wife, linen table-cloth; Mary Mack, of New
Sharon, glass fruit dish: Maude aud Ollie Mor
gan and Frank McCarroll. wisp broom-holder;
Fairy and Rita Sigafoos. paper-holder; M. Vo
t.tw and wife, bed-spread; Mrs. Balt sell and
Nettle, large hand-lamp; Mr. and Mrs. Scott,
lour towels; J. H. Gruber and wife, linen table
cloth, H. Akennan and wife, glass cake stand:
Oil Howard and wife, fancy bracket; Rhoda
Wnlte and Rosa Roberts, glass pltcber aud
glasses; Ed Newell, gold band meat platter;
Mollie Canon, card-basket; Harry Canon, roll -
mg-pln and potato masher; George L. Bartow,
plush autograph album: Mrs. McClain, half-a
dozen napkins; Rev. K. J. Pike and wife hand
glass; Mattie Moore, New Philadelphia, Ohio;
handkerchief; George Akennan, glass set. •
H A. Armstrong was down in Kentucky last
week after blooded stock; it was horses this
Mr. and Mrs Hahn’s little baby, twelve months
old. fell accidentally tbe other day and broke
bis arm In two places. Dr. Crowder was called
to tbe assistance of tbe little one, and be Is do
ing very well.
Arcby Hart has built a new house since be has
been working for the Coal Company.
W. E. Gladwin has purchased a new hack,
and It is a nobby one. He has now five backs
on tbe road between here and Oskaloosa.
Jones Sc Preastly, of What Cheer, are runuing
tbe hotel at the Muchakinock yards since the
first ot tbe month.'
Bom, to Mr. and Mrs. Clegg a baby girl. Both
are doing well.
John Logan Is sporting a new hack, and also
tbe Rhodes Bros.
There Is immense traveling on the road be
tween here aud Oskaloosa, perhaps more than
on any other five miles of road In the State.
Some are attributing tbe fine weather we are
getting to tbe result of the late election.
Tbe Coal Company bas built fourteen new
houses here, and they are occupied as soon as
completed. . _ ,
There will be quite a number of Christmas
rt-ees In this vicinity during the holidays, which
will be quite an encouragement to tbe children
of the different Suuday schools.
Mrs. J. W. Jones and C. R. Foster were called
very suddenly to Nebraska to attend at tbe sick
bed of tbelr aged mother.
Mr. Lakin gives good satisfaction as a teacher
here. A good teacher Is as scarce as a good
Kd Crow is here on a visit from Washington
Territory. He reports things booming out
there. ®.
The remains of Mrs. I. H. White arrived here
Saturday accompanied by her husband, Hanford,
Spain and Bryan, all from Greenwood,
Nebraska. The lady has been dead several
weeks, and was burled In the cemetery here.
There was a vast crowd at meeting Sunday
night. Exercises by J. H. Bpain, Rev. Fraker
not present.
For several weeks the Herald doe* not get
here until Saturday eveumg. Some complain.
Byram Ryan teaches the Sandrldge scboor
this winter. _ .
Dr. Woodworth was called to Pella yesterday.
Ezra Smith, ol Prairie, was In this burg Mon
day evening.
Mrs. George Sheesley Is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. George Jackson, at Searsboro.
John Ryan, of Jasper county, was in town
This is the day Foster says the storms begin.
Byram Ryan and lady were at our burg from
Granville, guests of A 1 Smith’s.
Give Hon. George Lafferty our best wishes.
Jacob Hult Is at your city attending court, as
Juror. _
Dec. 11. Rich lander.
Dennis Samuels and family have returned
from their western trip.
Ed Godby’s have a little daughter.
Mrs. T. G. Beach spent last week with her son
The oyster supper at Mr. Cord’* Thanksgiving
evening, for the benefit of Hickory Grove Sun
day school was a suocess.
The young folks enjoyed a social hop at James
Mortland’s last Saturday night.
Cherry Grove scuool commenced last Monday.
Jap Bnvd ha* his new barn completed and It
is painted red. a.
West Dm Molxtea.
The beautiful weather still continue* and com
Is nearly all gathered. The crop ranges from
50 to 75 bushels per acre.
Revs. Stonaker, a Baptist, and O. 8. Morrow,
of Oskaloosa, and Rev. Braden, of Indianola,
have been bolding meetings for two or three
weeks at Bluff Creek, Union church and quite a
iood interest Is manifested. Much good Is be
ing done and I hope still more may be done.
Last Friday night Mrs. John Odern and her
daughter Ida came to church on horseback and
on their way home the horses became frightened
and started to run. Mrs. Odern was thrown
(rom the horse, falling on her bead and shout
oers, and was badly hurt. Bbe did not recover
lrom the shock, so as to be rational, until late
the next day. A doctor from Kddvvllle was
called, who says there are no internal Injuries,
but was badly bruised. At the present writing
she is getting along nicely.
We want another bridge across the Des
Moines river near the Gateley Ferry crossing.
We want It bad and will meet with the county
Board at their January meeting to make our
wants known to them aud I hope all our county
uapers will set the matter before the people
before then so we may not fall to get what Is so
nadly needed so that this portion of the com
munity can go to our county seat to do their
trading and not have to go to Eddyvllle and
other places as many are now doing.
Schools are all In operation with Q. R. Cox at
Star, Wm. P. Hites at Pleasant Ridge, Miss
Maggie Webster at Washington and Electa
vicCrea at Blame as teachers. We hope they
mav all give satisfaction.
Health Is good as far as heard from.
Mrs. P. M. Henness is visiting wltb her broth
ers and sisters In Cass county and other parts.
December 11. Q. L.
The next meeting of Tom Connor Post, No.
399, G. A. K., will be beld at tbe Post room next
Saturday evening. December 15, 1888, a full at
tendance Is desired. There will be election of
officers for tbe ensuing year, and other Import
ant business will come before the meeting. Turn
out comrades to tbls meeting as It Is tbe closing
one for this year.
In our last report we omitted to speak of that
splendid lot of cake sent to us by the young
ladles that got up tbe Bump party; also that we
extend our thanks to James Stout for a fine
turkey which he sent ns for Thanksgiving day.
D. M. Perdue attended court last Thursday at
Indianapolis before N. J. Crew, Esq.
N. C. France & Co., have just received a car
load of line cutters, wbloh they will sell cheap.
Call and see them.
G. W. Stout and wife were Sunday visitors at
Indianapolis with Jesse Moore aud family.
J H. Walden and wife, of Indianapolis, were
Sunday guests with their children, K. R. Bump
and wife. _
8. P. Ewing Is kept busy making his Btar Bed
Spring, having received several orders the past
There wtll be a grand ball at tbe old skating
rink Christmas night, December 25. It will be
the first ball of tbe season, and should be well
attended. .. _
Mrs. James F. Clark, o( Maucb Chunk, re
turned last Saturday from a three week’s visit
with relatives at Seneca, 111., Miss Lottie Amey
■ame with her aud will remain some time with
Bump & Barnard have Just started a first
class saw mill, one mile north of here, and
will do all kinds of sawing on short notice.
J. H. and William Waldon have Just finished
a fine house for L. G. Tanner, on his Keokuk
county farm. Joe Lister has the painting, aud
it will be a first-class Job.
Bev. Cassius (colored), of Sigourney, preached
at the Christian church last Thursday even
Rev. Cavendish preached last Sundy even
ing at tbe M. E. church, and Rev. Harroun at
the Free Methodist church. There was a good
attendance at both places.
List Saturday evening about forty of our
vouog people gathered at tbe home of I. W.
Hump, where oysters, fruit and cake were
nerved, and a very enjoyable time reported.
Miss Jessie Stough, of tiny, lowa, is visit
ing at the King home. . ....
The Rose Hill Cornet Band will give a festival
Chrtstmas eve, Dec. 24, at tbe Old Skating Rink.
Particulars next week.
Mr. John Sampson, of Springfield, Sundayed
with relatives here.
Mrs. Mary Moore wislted with Emma Brown
last week. We welcome her back from sunny
Kansas and hope she has come to stay.
Miss Ida Afgood returned from Nebraska
last week, where she has been lor some time.
A new corps of officers were elected at tbe
Literary Saturday evening, with James Bas*
as President. John Busby, Vice President, and
Jeff MeMalnes, Secretary. Tbe question. ‘'Re
solved, That tbe white's should uot take posses
slon of the Indian Territory,” will be debated
tbe uext evening. An Interesting debate 1*
George Ankeny’s sister and her three childre
•Tlved hero from Ohio I net Thursday. She wii
keep house for him lor th- present.
Mr Moore is here from Kansas, and Is now at
be Bass home.
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Corn all gathered and fail work well done up,
aud I lie t •fillers will now enj -y tbelr leisure.
There will be more cait'e led this winter than
usual, but not so many hogs. Stock Is going
Into winter in fine condition on account of the
fine weather and good stock fields.
Dec. jo. Canary.
White Oak Nook.
Cora gathering Is the order of tbe day and tbe
weather has been fine for it.
William Griffis Is getting some better.
Mr. Griffis has found a 2 ft. and 3 In. vein of
eoal on bis farm and is driving an entry. Most
ol tbe farmers say it Is as fine eoal as they ever
The Highland Sunday school Is well attended.
Rev. J. Link preached at Highland last Sunday.
Miss Edna Yeoman Sundayed at Mr. Cox’s.
Rev. Mrs. Lawrence, of Bloomfield, will preach
at Hlghlaud Dec. 16 at eleven o’clock.
Miss Mary Mason spent Suuday at Mr. Mar
Lou Bosquet has rented Mrs. Fannie Yeo
man’s farm and Is fall plowing.
M. Haskell spent Sunday with 8. K. Morgan.
The Highland school Is well attended ana all
are well pleated with the teacher, Mr. Loudy.
Misses Dtdanla and Emma Cox and Edna
Yeoman were Monday visitors at M. L. Bos
cnartey Martin and sister spent Sunday at
Mr. Martin’s.
Dec. ic. Watchman Jr.
Mrs. Josiah Fisher Is at Grlnnell for a two
weeks’ visit with her daughter Mabel.
Some of tbe young folks wbo went to What
Cheer to attend the concert were one night too
early, but consoled themselves with oysters and
returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Maleby entertained a com
pany of friends Thanksgiving Day.
E. A. Smith has been mausglug tbe creamery
at Deep River the paid two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones were called to Deep
River by the illness aud later the death of their
little niece.
Miss Alice Wadsworth Is enjoying a visit from
her cousin.
Lela Harris enjoyed the company of several
ot hrr young lauy friends on Thanksgiving Day.
Wm Smith lately lost a good cow.
Orln Kirkendall has a cave all finished—but
the steps.
An entertainment will be given New Year’s
night at the Christian church, under tbe auspi
ces of the W.C. T. U.
A. C. Allgood sued Wm. Walden before Justice
Crew, for possesslou of premises. Verdict for
Mrs. Klngen. accompanied by tbe twins,
Cleveland and Thurman, are visiting at the Beall
Dec. s. Evangaline.
The golden corn crop ts about all cribbed.
H. Gasuell bas Just finished corn husking and
his crop will measure up about 6000 bushels.
Chas. Miller Is building a mammoth corn crib
and self feeder, taking about tweuty thousand
feet of lumber.
E. C. Hull has purchased the 80-acre farm of
Mrs. Marlou Hull, payings3,2Uo. This gives Mr.
Hull 680 acres of as good land as there is in
Jasper Hess has bought the Wm. Kalbacb
farm and will occupy It iu the spring.
Mrs. Louisa Shaw Is visiting frieuds and rela
tives in Oskaloosa.
A. A. Higgasou and wife, of Cherry Grove,
were welcome visitors at Fill Garner’s last Suu
Some are fall plowing, the weather yet being
There was a party at L. James’ last Saturday
Jim Bolton and Mr. Preston, of Oskaloosa,
were up this way, last week, attending to a
law suit. Of course they got there.
Talntor school opened last week with Jacob
Garner teacher.
J. L. Warren, ol Oskaloosa, was a pleasant
caller at 8. N. Bemau’s last week.
Isaac Funk, the affable grain buyer of this
place, went to Oskaloosa, Saturday evening, to
see bis best girl.
Health good.
Dee. to.
Skunk River.
Corn busking Is well nigh completed.
The good people of this corner observed
Our school opened a four months’ term last
Mrs. Melvin McFall will teach in the Else
Martou Cruzen, after an absence of several
years In Nebraska, is here for a visit with his
BenJ. Cruzen, after thoroughly testing the
medicinal virtues of Colfax Springs, has re
turned muoh Improved In health.
Grandmother Kent is visiting her sons.
Charley Bailey is at home for a change of oc
Miss Carrie Padgett, of Eddyville, is spending
some time with friends here.
Mrs. Charley Kerree visited with her daughter
this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Ferree attended the an
nual blrthdav gathering of Mrs. Ferree’s father.
Rev. Aaron Dalbey, at Indianapolis, the 21st of
Frank Whitehead and Elmer Bailey raised
this season one hundred and fifty bushels of
turnips on one acre of ground. They are of
large size and finely flavored, aud are stored on
the ground. Any one wanting a supply of the
same should call on either of the above named
Tommy Coffin and family visited with Abe
Troy and wife, of Adams township, last Satur
day and Sunday.
Farmers are busy making ready for King
Winter’s reign.
"The merciful man is merciful to his beast,”
and no one should keep more stock than he cau
properly house.
We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs.
Helen Lytle, the aged mother of A. J. Lytle, of
Garfield township, who died this week at the
home of her daughter in Marshalltown. She
was a superior lady in many ways, and one of
rare virtues. Her useful life is ended, and she
has gone to meet her well-earned reward.
December l. Wood Violet.
We have been having delightful weather and
farmers have improved it and have most of
their corn gathered and are as near ready for
winter as they ever get.
G. W. Argambrlght and Miss Ada Fellers were
married last Wednesday at the home of the
bride’s parents.
The Free Methodists have been holding meet
tings here during the last two weeks, but our
people do not seem to fall in line and very little
is accomplished.
F. N. Byram and Wm. Helnzman have each
had a sick child during the past week.
The friends of Rev. and Mrs. E. J. Pike seized
the opportunity of their presence in Fremont to
give them a reception at the Newell House last
Wednesday eveulng. Our people turned out
without regard to sect to greet their former
friends and about sixty persons part»>ok of re
freshments and enjoyed a very pleasant even
There will be an entertainment and prooably
a Christmas tree at the Baptist church Christ
mas eve.
It is expected that Rev. Wolf, of Pella, will
preach at the Baptist church next Saturday
and Sunday.
Grandmother Carter died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George shayler, last Thursday
evening, of lung fever, and old age. The funer
was preached Thursday by Rev. E. J. Pike, who
had come here to attend the Argambrlght—
Fellers wedding.
Johnny Bowls, son of Dan Bowls, was badly
and it is feared fatally hurt by falling from a
hay stack last Sunday evening.
The Baptist church ia being treated with a
fresh coat of pai.it. Phillis,
The members of Greenwood M. E. church to
gether with the friends of the pastor. Rev. F. H.
Flckworth, 42 in number, met at the church on
Friday evening last, aud took conveyances to
Beacon. Alighting at the school-house th y
marched in a body to bis residence, and com
menced to sing “All Hall the Power of Jesus’
Name.” Mr. Pickworth came to tbe door, and
when he saw so many people at that hour, he
was at a loss to know what was the matter. The
company passed Into the house and took pos
session, to the greater bewilderment of Mrs. P.
Mrs. Hodder, Lewis and Williams proceeded
to set the tables.while the young people Indulged
In games. After an elegant supper the evening
was spent in social enjovment, and all returned
home highly pleased, leaving with the pastor a
large bam. five sacks of flour, many bushels of
potatoes, apples, turnips and onions, a large
quantity of soap, tea, coffee, sugar, canned
fruits, currants, raisins, prunes, aud other pro
visions. A purse of moaey was given by the
ladles. On two other occasions since commenc
ing his ministry here In September has the pas
tor been remembered by bis people In like man
ner. making tbls third visit all the mote unex
Joseph Doty is confined to his bed by rheuma
tism. . . „
Wm. Chappie and family have moved to Ex
celsior. We give them a cordial welcome.
John Johnson preached In the M. E. church
last Sunday morning, and D. Phillips In tbe
evening, to good congregations.
The teachers of Greenwood M. E. Sunday
school have resolved to use the M. E. lesson
helps next year. „ ,
Several of our people went to Beacon last
Sunday to hear Rev. Frank Evans, of Knoxville.
Mrs. Ttpplt left her husband, while be was at
work, and bas gone to Englaud.
Robert Cole bas bought a mare and colt, and
Joseph Coleman, of Oskaloosa, preached two
able sermons In the Friends meeting-house on
Third degree work In Guiding Star Lodge Nq.
138, K. of P., at Givtn, on Saturday ulght, the
liih. Visiting Knights Invited.
Dec. io. Citizen.
Rool Estate Transfers.
Tbe following Instruments have been filed
for record In tbe office of the County (Recorder,
since our last report:
George W. and Vesta Lafferty to W. H.
Seevers, trustee, warranty to NE *, SB
$4, of section 2, towushtp 74, range ltt west,
—except 5 acres of west side, also east 35
acres off NW Vi, MW M.of section 17, town
ship 75. range 16 west. Consideration... 4000
Western Town Lot Co. to Henry Worick,
quit elatm to 10 acres In eH nwfc sec
tion 13, township 75, range 14 west 125 00
C. P. and M. E. Searle to Ruth A. Ruby,
L. P. Gorsuch and J. 8. Pickering, s pt
nw!4 scs4 section 2, township 77, range
16 west containing 9 acre 5............. 10 00
Wm. Fleck’s heirs to Cornelius Vaa Zee,
warranty to e* se)4 section 27, town
ship 76, range 17, containing 80 acres... 2000 00
Andrew and Iby Ruby and A. W. Ruby to
Mary E. Colville, warranty to n* sw)4
section 26, township 76, range 16 west.. 3500 00
H. K. and A. Voorhees to Henry Rempe,
warranty to w* ne)4 and nwl4 sc>4
and nwK sw)4 se)4 ot section 27, town
ship 76, range 17 west 6000 00
Sarah A. H. Shuck to George C. White,
warranty to sJ4 sw* (except 1 acre)
section 36. township 74, range 17 west. 2000 00
Treasurer of County to C. P. Searle, lots
5 and 7, In sel4 nefc section 26, town
ship 74, range 16 west, containing 4)4
acres, taxes 18W-2-3................ • * 62
Chas. F„ Minnie H., Julia and H. Grant
Briggs to Hiram McKlm. warranty to
16 and 74-100 acres of tbe 8W ?4, 8E )4,
of section 24. township 74, range 16
west. Consideration........... 334 80
M. K. and Mary Prine to L G. Sho-make
warranty to NW )4. BE !*. of section 19
township 76, range 16 west. Considera
tion 1660 00
Consolidation Coal Co. to Mucbaklnock
Swedish Lutheran Church, warranty to
lot 1, of HE *, NE 14, of section 12,
township 74, range 16 west. Consider
ation 1 00
Benjamin land Sarah H. Trueblood to
Ezra S. Hoover, quit claim to lot 6ot
Mendenhall’s addition to the city of
Oskaloosa, l oo
Treasurer of County to C. P. Searle, lots
3.4.5 and 6. block 6, Granville; taxes
of 1875 6-7-8-P 6 69
Edward L. Heald to Ezra 8. Hoover,
warranty to lot 6 and 10 of lots 1,2,3,5
and 6 in Mendenhall's addition to the
city of Oskaloosa . 875 00
Treasurer of County to Jesse H. Jenkins,
lots 6 and 8, block 2. of Hetherlngton’s
addition t<»lhe city of Oskaloosa. Con
sideration, taxes of 1875 and 1876....... 23 33
Chas. A. and Mary H. lebbetts to Edward
L. Heald. warranty to lots 6 and 10 In re
survey of lots 1, 2. 3.5 and 6. In Menden
hall’s addition to the city of Oskxloosa... 600
Absalom M. and Lnrana Abraham to Mary
H. McPberrin. warranty to lots 7 and 8,
block 2, original plat of tbe city of Oska
loosa *®6o
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From Thursday's Daily.
Supt. M. Hedge spent the afternoon
Wednesday in the Beacon schools.
Chas. A. Croney was up town to-day,
the first time for about two weeks.
Geo. 8. Frine is reported as the Os
kalocsa attendant at the lowa Btock Breeders
meeting at lowa City this week.
C. E. Middlecoff, formerly of this
elty, has recently located at Llndon, Arapahoe
Co., Colorado, as the western agent of the
Western Farm and Mortage Trust Co., of Law
rence, Kansas. ”
11. I. Clark, of Mauch Chunk, and J.
F. Torrance, of Oskaloosa, have been summoned
East by a publishing company with which they
have been worklug for some time. The boys
have done excellent woik and so deserve the
Mrs. William Mattison was last even
ing very vividly reminded of the fiftieth anni
versary of her birth by the gathering about her
—all "unbeknownst” to her-of a large number
of friends and neighbors who came to surprise
her and enjoy themselves, both which projects
were most successful and pleasant.
The Sigourney News has this: “Misses
Grace Baer and Clara Wilkins, of Oskaloosa,
visited the Misses Needhams over Thanksgiv
ing. We hope they enjoyed their visit as well
as the Sigourney girls enjoyed their company
while here. We hope they will come again in
the near future. They are bright girls and good
company Ed Bower, now located at Oska
loosa, spent Thanksgiving in Sigourney.”
from Friday’* Daily.
A. C. Byrus, of Moberly, Missouri, is
a guest at the Mrs. C. Adams home, and at
tended the Charity ball last evening.
Mrs. J. O. Malcolm and the babies left
last Wednesday for an extended visit with
Mends in Memphis, Tenn., and other southern
Mr. and Mrs. J. Billingsley and baby,
returned yesterday evening from their vlstt in
Illinois. The baby that was sick during their
absence is now almost well again.
Mrs. D. 8. Carriel returned to her
home In Minneapolis this morning after several
Weeks at the parental home here, whither she
was called by the death of her mother, Mrs.
Joseph Jones.
I. Kalbach and daughter Nell are
home from several weeks absence—Mr. Kalbach
consulting with the cancer specialist at Rome,
New York, and Miss Nell visiting with her sister
Mrs. Walter Davis, in Chicago.
Montezuma Democrat: Mrs. Wm.
Caster, who has been visiting her brother in
Oskaloosa the past three weeks, returned home
Thursday.. .Miss Clara Janney, of Oskaloosa, a
very interesting young lady, has been the guest
of Miss Mattie Bosley since Thanksgiving day.
Miss Lillie Lambert who is attending
Penu College, spent Thanksgiving at home
Mrs. Kobi, of Oskaloosa, has been visiting with
friends here for the past week Kate and
Linnie Bates came over from Oskaloosa to
spend Thanksgiving where the turkeys grow.—
What Chur Patriot
Chris. Winters Is at home and has
come to stay. For over ten years Chris has fol
lowed "the road” in the Interest of the St. John
Sewing Machine Co., and now he proposes to
settle down, become better acquainted with
his family and neighbors and enjoy the fruits of
bis labors. We predict that he will not remain
inactive but will be heard from in a business
way before very long.
An impromptu reception was given
to Mr. Splelman, of Fairfield, last evening, at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Spencer.
He is the President of the State Agassiz Assem
bly, and those who met him were the two
Agassiz chapters, the girls’ and the boys’, all of
whom escorted him afterwards to the train.
The occasion was extremely pleasant, and was
somewhat introductory to the meeting of the
State Association here next fall.
H. C. Leighton Post, of New Sha
ron, about fifty strong, came over to-day to pay
their respects to Congressman-elect Lacey, and
were entertained at dinner at his residence. The
following were present: M. D. Burket, Thos. J.
Searey, J. T. McCain, I. Bowdle. Lewis Turner,
J. K. Turner, J. H. McKnigbt, George Carson,
O. G. Knudson, Win. Groves. Barney James,
Henry McMalns, James Bodenheimer, C. B.
Shields, Jacob Watlaud, B. K Hoover, David
Upton, W. P. Adams, J. L. Sanders, Henry
Coomes, J. Rhodes, A. J. Grace, H. M. Fortney,
H.A. Allen, C. Halle, J. C. Bosley J. J.Thompson,
A. Falkuer. J. Helmlnger, W. Kllnker, L. H.
Hudson, W. H. Kendig, David Galbreath, W.
O. Shaw, W. W. Winder and J. W. Carr. The
Boys’ Drum Corps accompanied the Post, as
follows: Bert Woods, Dell Adams, Frank Ad
ams and Clark Adams. Editor Vail, of the
Star, also come over by special invitation of the
From Saturdays Daily.
J. H. McDowell and wife are away
for a few days’ visit with relatives and friends
in Clinton.
The Keota Eagle says: “Mr. More
bead, of Oskaloosa, is visiting with his daugh
ter, Mrs. Charles Herbig.”
A. W. Rader and family were called
to Indiana last evening by a dispatch announc
ing the serious illness of relatives.
At a musical soiree at Grinnell, last
Wednesday evening, Miss Eleanor Lacey, of
this city, rendered a piano solo, "Les deux
Alouettes,” LetehUiiky, which is highly spoken
Mrs. R. E. Halferty and children are
guests of friends in this city, and it is probable
they will make Oskaloosa their home hereafter,
as Mrs. H has sold her newspaper, Thk Era, of
New Haven, Kansas.
Eddyville Tribune: “Miss Lottie
O’Hara departed last Monday for San Diego,
Cal., where she has accepted a position as
teacher In the public schools of that city—lra
Scribner went to Oskaloosa last Monday to
attend the Oskaloosa Busiuees College.”
Conductor Dinsmore, while in line
of duty at Prairie city yesterday, strained hts
right Instep so badly that It will lay utm off for
week or ten days. Walter, as the boys all
call him, is one of the most genteel and accom
modating conductors on this branch of the C
ft. I. & P., R. R.
From Monday't Daily.
Wm. Harbach is confined to his home
with a severe attack of infUmatory rheumatism.
Mrs. Frank E. Smith returned home
from a several days visit with friends In New
Sarah Cathcart and sister, of Prairie
township, departed this morning for Florida
where they will spend several months.
Prof. J. A. Beattie, of Oskaloosa Col
lege, gave the dedicatory sermon at the open
ing of the new church at Defiance, In Shelby
county in this State yesterday.
The many friends of Mr. A. W. War
rington will be pleased to hear of his improved
condition after a six weeks Illness which came
near proving fatal. Loving care of family and
(riends and untiring attention of physicians
brought "Abe" through all right, and be was
upon the street and at his place of business a
short time to-day—happy as a boy with a new
The old man returned from Mexico
on Saturday eveulng in time to prepare for
church Sunday. He brought a flask of that
favorite Democratic beverage—in Mexico
meseal—along, and he is prepared to extend
hospitality in that way to that party. He also
brought a copy of the original bandana which
can be seen in the office window. He also
brought some genuine Mexican fleas, but these
he has given over to friends, and the assort
ment is exhausted. He is on deck for work of
the hardest sort, a.id the boys are all welcome
to call—Just as before, and no extra style needed
because of this "furrln tour.”
From Tuttday’t Daily.
Capt.Vore, of WhatCbeei, dropped
over to-day and called.
A small party of young people as
sembled and enjoyed tbemselves at the Buxton
borne last evening.
Mr. A. H. Fortune, of the Bloomfleld
Republican, Is in the city, and reports taters
and things all right In the kingdom of Davis.
Father O’Farrell, of Brooklyn, one
of the most pler-sant priests In this section, was
in the city yesterday doing missionary work.
We suppose this—since we saw he had a hard
sinner in tow whom we will not name.
b'rom Wednesday's Daily .
Lewis Hillery is lying at his home in
a very precarious condition.
Mrs. Dr Oravath is a visitor in our
city the guest o( Mrs. M. J. Cook.
Hugh George and James Castles will
go down Into Mexico, to work with the Price
boys on Mason work.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwards went
to Biggsville, Ills., this week, called there by
the illness of Mrs. Edwards’ mother.
Miss Jennie Evans, of the Beacon
schools, has been ill for the past few days, and
absent from her work. Pupils from the princi
pal's room have bad charge of her room this
week so far.
Henry Rhine, of Jasper county, who
has been spending the summer in Dakota, has
returned and Is now once more enrolled as a
student In the business college, and expects to
complete the course.
Mrs. Mary Gray, sister of Mrs. W. H.
Barrack man, and Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Gault, the
latter two missionaries from the Gaboon and
Oort»co Missions. West Africa, are guests at the
Barraekman home this city, this week. Mr. and
Mrs. Gault left their missions Marob lttb, last.
M «jor Lacey is in receipt of a htter
from Will Shepherd, at Ventura, California, *n
noune'Dg the death there on December 8, ot Mr.
A. B. I ll*, formerly an old resident of th • e j.
The funeral took place under Maaonio au- pices
on the day following. A more extended ueilee
will he published later.
The semi-annual reviews are in progress.
The examinations will be held the last week of
this term. Advancement will depend on theso
papers and work done during the term. Most
schools recognize the fact that mueh depend
ence should be placed upon methodical class
work during the whole term Instead of making
ad vancement depend wholly on written exami
nation at the end. Marking on class work
lessens the tendency to cram the bead full of a
few facts for written tests.
Many of the teachers have secured rooms for
the State Association to be held at Des Moines
during the holidays. In some states two days
of the school year are devoted to the State
Convention, the teachers being allowed the
time for attendance.
The Misses Reta, Julia and Onnie Long, from
the Marshalltown schools spent a day recently
visiting our schools. They reported themselves
well pleased with our methods.
Miss Emma Cadwallader feels at home once
more, as by the resignation nt Miss O’Hara she
was again placed In charge of a room alter a
year’s rest and recuperation among the wilds
of the great west. We are glad that she is
again enabled, by improved health, to take op
her work with us.
Let all make arrangements to go out on Fri
day evening and hear the school children at
the Masonic. Superintendent Scott believes
in presenting the whole school and not a few
favored grades. There will be exercises from
all grades and an abundance of good music.
By reference to the directory recently issued
by the formal Monthly, it will be seen that in
numbers Oskaloosa High School ranks but 0 or
6 in the State, and is out-ranked only by towns
tn which the attendance in the grammar grades
is double or treble that in our own. The enroll
ment is now over 170. It speaks well for the
people of Oskaloosa, that they have such a keen
interest in popular education.
Miss Bingaman is suffering from ill health.
It is to be hoped that she may be able to take
up her work soon again.
All sorrow at the sickness of Miss Emily Ross.
She graduated with honor from the High School,
although compelled to be absent much on ac
count of delicate health.
Much has been said of the responsibility of a
teacher. This has often been comparatively
over-estimated. The parent exerts a greater
influence over the child than the teacher. The
early part of the life is thus produced. The par
ent must be the most responsible factor in the
child’s early life. The teacher is responsible for
right living and the inculcating right motives;
but is not every parent responsible for the same?
The Clerk has Issued the following First Pa
pers of Naturalization since our last report:
Name. Nativity.
Martin Ricch Italy
David F. Lewis England
sharom society. — Star, December t.
Several of our little folks are having an in
teresting time with whooping-cough.
Bert Smith has returned to New Sharon, and
will probably remain for the winter.
H. O. Robinson, late of Nebraska, has moved
Into the D. E. Warren house in the east part of
Lewis Clements is at home again from Lin
coln, Neb. He will remain until after the holi
L. H. Hudson has been enjoying a visit from
his daughter, Mrs. Avard, of Keokuk county,
the past week.
W. C. Fuller gave us a pleasant call Monday.
He is just finishing corn husking, and his crop
will measure up about 8.000 bushels. Mr. Fuller
ts feeding two car loads of cattle and 120 bead
of hogs. These use about fifty bushels of corn
each day.
Miss Ada Upton began the winter term of
school In No. 8 Adams township, on Monday.
This is her third term In the district, and she
has given such universal satisfaction tbat the
board was unanimously asked by the patrons
of the school to engage her for the present
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ters, Workbaskets, Groceries,
J. D U T
<&Headquarters for Holiday Presents!s>
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, SiYerware and
« Musical Goods. »
I have a few Organs to close out at once at Great Bargain*. I have everythlag
that is kept in a first-class Jewelry Store, and all of the Newest Designs,
and will not be undersold. I also give a S3O Music Box away January
I,lßß9—one ticket with every SI worth of goods sold. Call and get
prices and be convinced that our goods are the best and
the Cheapest in the City.
High Ave. C.W. BOLLINGER. .4^
Phil Hoffmann.
Honors there are for all who will earn them,
Wealth and position for those who desire,
Goals at each mile-stone their shadows are
Over the pathway of those who aspire.
Eager the world stands ever to welcome.
High on the tablets erected to fame.
Brightly engraved In letters enameled.
Worthily there each brilliant new name.
Be not content then lowly to wander.
Fearful to meet and conquer distress,
Tear drops and pain, as well as bright pleas
Make stones In the pavement that leads to
Choose then thy work and manfully labor.
Leave not a trust until It Is done.
And reward will be yours when thy life courts
has been
Faithfully, bravely, successfully run.
Marshall Times, Dec. li.
It is interesting just now to people
within the territory covered by the
Central lowa load to figure upon the
possible future of that important sys
tem. In view of the apparent official
identity of that and the <J., K. O’y & St
I*, or “Diagonal” system, Mr. Stickney
being president of both, and the head
quarters and shops of the former being
in Marshalltown, an especial interest
attaches to the situation here; while
among the interests likely to be affected
by any change of policy are the trunk
line* running east and west across
lowa, and for which the Central is a
Dost valuable feeder. There are a
number of points concerning which
information cau be obtained, and de
ductions from such knowledge can be
held likely or unlikely according to
their reasonable or unreasonableness.
To go into a history of the manipula
tion of this rather unfortunate piece of
property is unnecessary. Suffice it to
say that when last thrown into court
on account of failure to pay its fixed
charges, a certain proportion of the
bondholders invited Mr. Stickney, who
was then as now in great repute as a
railroad man. to devise a plan for the
reorganization of the property, fie
undertook it and appears as president
of the company now in full control as
flnal purchaser of the Central system
and known as the lowa Central Rail
way Company. On Dec. 24 a meeting
of this company will occur in Chicago,
where permanent officers are to lie
elected. The probabilities are that Mr.
Stickney will continue as president.
There is only one reason to anticipate
otherwise. The Russel Sage interest
in the Central has been the controlling
interest and Sage’s views are under
stood to have always been in favor of
the property as an independent system
in every way. Should he still bold
these views, he would probably contest
Mr. Stickney’s election or at least elect
a board that he could depend upon to
negative any policy that might be
detrimental to the Central. Mr. Stick
ney has been in New York for some
time. Whether or not be has reache 1
an understanding with Mr. sage will
probably develop at the meeting and
But presuming that Mr.Stickney will
be elected President,with no restriction
of bis power by an adverse board oi
otherwise, the operation ot the road can
be easily foretold. W hereas it now act*
as a feeder for all the trunk lines, turn
ing over to each an immense quantity
of business, it would become a feeder
for the Chicago,St Paul & Kansas City,
diverting all its Chicago and east-bound
traffic to that line at Marshalltown.
How far such a policy could be car
ried and not be detrimental to the ff
nances of the Central is the quesiion
that is probably, agitating the owners
of the latter property.
It is manifest that such a policy
would be to the interest of the Diagonal,
and it is thought by many that all the
recent circuralouction is merely prelim
inary to the absorption of the Central
by that road and the consolidation of
their management and finances. But
no well-posted railroad man can figure
out such a movement. The Diagonal,
by common report, has all that it can
do to carry its own indebtedness. Its
owners, or a great proportion of them
at least, would never consent to as
suming the additional liability that
would be imposed by theCentral’s con
dition and doubtful earning capacity.
By the new organization of the latter
it is proposed to pay operating expenses
and 5 per cent annual interest upon
nearly $8,000,000 indebtedness, neces
sitating, according to the accepted
method of estimating such things, av
verage monthly receipts of about $135,-
000, or a net monthly profit of about
$33,000. This the road has never done.
It may do it next year, owing to the
immense corn crop, but few are of the
opinion that it can be kept up.
So, according to this view, whether
the Stickney interest remains on top or
not, the Central is destined to remain
and lie operated a* an independent jys
tem. This accords entirely with all
that has so far been done and can be
relied upon as the destiny of the road
until, at least, it is again forced into
bankruptcy or develops self-sustaining
To operate it successfully and eco
nomically it is admitted that consider
able money must be expended in re
f>airs and additional rolling stock, and
n fact nearly $2,000,000 are stated to
have been raised for that purpose.
This is probably included In the bond
issue, snd if it is invested as designed,
will, with the advent of the new man
agement, “make thing* lively 1 ' along
To the Editor of the Herald.—Dear Sir:
I presume that yon now will remember.
Last year on the 34th day of December,
You published some verses whose praises. I'm
Were due to those ladles who succor the posr.
Since that time you’ll perceive that the glo
rious sun
Has through the eilptlc his coarse nearly rua;
In Capricornus he soon will appear.
And In that constellation complete the whols
Now the leaves have all fled from tht trees,
and the ground
Is as hard as a rock, aDd no Insects are fouad
By the poor starving birds who will erouch at
our door;
It is time to remember the good honest poor.
When the hills and the valleys are clothed all
In white,
And the bright twinkling stars do proclaim a
cold night.
I think those kind ladles will strive to restore
Some comfort to such as are honest, but poor
There are some humble cabins. Sir, doubtless
you kuow.
That will uot exclude the rude wind or the
Whose inmates lie shivering with beds on the
And lack every comfort because they are poor.
Bow’d down by misfortune, how hapless their
Yet they honestly struggle, despite of the fate
Wuicb has doom’d them to poverty’s blank
empty store.
And we’ll not disregard them because they are
Such objects as those, Sir, accutely must feel.
While reluctant to beg and too honest to steal;
Then Benevolence will, as she has done before,
Contrive some relief for the honest but poor
I trust that kind providence surely will bless
AU those who contribute relief to distress;
A')d I now would Invoke their assistauce ones
To cheer up the hearts of the good honest
Those kind ladles, when out, warmly clad may
they ride,
TUI they wish to return to their pleasant fire
Wa will envy them not, for the deeds they
Are worthy of comfort. In sunshine or storm.
Now for their past favors may gratitude swell
The hearts of the helpless, who often will tell
Of the noble Intentions, when winter’s wiuds
Of all those who aid In relieving the poor.
Yours respectfully, Ex-Mabinbr.
For general we ir black stocking*
still have the call, both with high shoes
and low black ones, while with colored
slippers or ties the stocking must exact
ly match.
FOE HALE —Our homestead for sale.
15 3mopd J. C. Brbchlbb.
WANTED— Agents to sell our celebrated
Condensed Cocanut Puddings, for family
use. J. J. Kino. Agent,
iTwi Moline, Ills.
\l7ANTED.—Situation as hat trimmer by ex
vv pertenced young lady, best of refrreneea.
Address, “Delta,’’ care
Bldai7wipd Hekald Offlee.
FOR KENT.—The store room opposite Ma
sonic Opera House, now occupied by J. E
Forbes will be vacant Oct. 20tb, Apply at this
office. 39,’Awtf
FOR SALE.—If you want to hay a good see
oud hand boiler and engine cheap, for eoal
works, brick works or saw mill. Inquire at my
law office. Liston McMillrn. d<Bwl4tf
FOR HALE.—The finest machine shops In Os
kaloosa. Large brick shop, lot 130 X lao, two
blocks from|square. Will sell wltn or witbont
machinery. Enquire of
292-51tf W. R. VERNON.
WAN l ED.—A situation by an experienced
young Udy stenographer. Good refer
ences cau be given. Piece work a specialty.
Address, M. Lizzis Myer, 215, South D
Street. dwtf
frtOK HALE.—One of the floest homes to Ma
haska County, 114 miles from square, large
two-story brick house ol ten rooms, and an
abundance of frult._36l4 acres.
292-51 U W. E. VEHXOX.
It Mahaska—will be found at R. H. Hender
son’s place, formerly C. P. Dandy’s farm, north
of Fair Grouuds. A well watered pasture fur
nished at reasonable rates during the season.
FOR HALE CHEAP.—I have for sale very
cheap a turning lathe, Jig saw and frame,
buz saw and frame, some shafting, pulleys, belt
lug, etc. Call and see them If you want any
thing of the klud at a bargain.
50tf B. T. Dutton, 317 High Ave. West.
CUKM FOR HALE OR RENT.-230 acres, all
1 improved, good house of six rooms, barn,
cribs, sheds, four wells, small orchard, good
laud tu good condition, known as the Peter Loy
farm, Madison township. Price S3O p« r acre.
Will be sold on easy terms. If not sold will be
rented tor cash reut. Call on the undersigned
for terms. U. B. Htiuukks,
17*2pd Madison township.
J£BTKAY cow.
Taken up bv Thomas Terrell at his residence
In oarfleld township, Mahaska couuty. lowa,
on the #th day of November. I*BB. one raon
cow, weight about 1000 lbs. Supposed to be •
years old. Appraised at eighteen dollars by
S. W. Jones, 8. C. Miller and I. V. Helling*,
before James Perkins.
I«>wßpd John K. Babb, Auditor.
Notice Is bereby gives to all persons inter
ested. that on the 12th day of Deo, A. I>.
I*BB, the undersigned was appointed by the
District Court of Mahaska county, lowa. Ex
ecutor of the estate of Harah F stoker,
deceased, late of said Mabaska county. All
persons Indebted to said estate will make pay
ment to the undersigned, and those having
olaima agninst the same will present them
legally authenticated to said court for allow
Dated Dec., ISth. vm.
Liston MoMillbh, Fxos*t«r.
F. *. Sbiwr. Clerk. W
In matters of the last will and testament ef
Lydia Roam droeased. „ .
Notice is hereby * I vm*
file In the office of the clerk of
of Nahaaka county. lowa, aainotrumsmtof
writing purporting to bn will mo w*
t.mJSf P of P Lydia Ream and l .
tame li Mt for W? of thl
neT* tonn of ik* district court to be beam a
amt held <n Oskaloooa. on the nineteenth day
«rf pebAlarv IS*, at which time objections can
be made to the approving of said will

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