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The Oskaloosa herald. (Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa) 1885-1919, December 27, 1888, Image 1

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LlsrON McillLLtN.
Real Estate and Loan Agent. Offloa to Mo-
Mill •n't Block, Oskalooaa. lowa
• Attorney-at-Law.
Collections made; real ilVo
chatiywl. Offloe peer Mahaaka county Bank.
Attorns- '-*nd Counselor at Law.
Offloe over M fileon’a store. Oskaloo«,
lowa --
Dm. perdue,
• Attorney-aULaw,
and Notary Public, Bo— Bill. lowa M
Attorney s-at-Law,
And Notaries Public. Offloe over Smith A
n«*ewtter> boot snd shoe store. Oskaloosa. - 11
Bolton a mocoy,
Attorneys- at-Law,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Offloe over Knapp A Spald
ing’s hardware store. , **
Oskaloota. lowa. Offlce over Mttoh Wilson’s.
N. E. oorner of Park. Faria and city P ro i*’?>
for sale.
Blanchard a pkbston.
Attorney s-at-Law,
Oskaloosa. lowa Will practice In all the
courts Offlce over the Oskaloosa National
George w. laffbbty,
OSoe ovsr Oskaloosa National Bank. Oslca
loosa lowa- 20
** • County Attorney. Deputy.
A U orneys-at - La w.
Offlce in Phoenix block. Oskaloosa, lowa,
Business promptly attended to. 80tf
Attorney s-at- Law,
and government claim agent- Offlce in Boyer
A Barnes’ block. Oskaloosa, lowa. Prompt at
entlon given to ooliectiona Probate business
Will receive careful attention. Business at
•o dad to in the U. S. and State courts. 20
James Oarroul. Damikl Davis.
Otkaioosa. lowa, will practice in all courts.
Collections marie a special feature. Office over
Prankel A Go’s., Bank. Branch office at New
Sharon. *
Specialist in Cancer.
Berofula. Piles and Chronic diseases. Office and
Residence on B Avenue West.—No. 607.
Br. bebout, m d.
• H eopathtc Physician A Sura eon.
Calls dav or utgbt promptly attended to.
Posad at office at luahu. Office over Beechler
Bros.* south ride. 97tl
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office in eraid Block, over T K. smith’s Jew
slry store. Residence, 8 cond avenue, between
A mad B streets. Telephone No #O. *otf_
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office on west side of public square, over
Miss Anderson's millinery store. Night calls
promptly attended. ___ 20
Gbo. j. turner, m. d.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office in Bridges’ building, one door west of
Raraer* and Traders National Bank south side
gqsare. Ke idence 2 blocks south and i blocks
west of Herald Block. 20
” Physician and Surgeon,
•skaloosa. lowa. Office northeast oorner ot
square, middle rooms up stairs In new Masonic
building Residence on High street, 3 blocks
east of square. Telephone connection at office
sad residence with vl parte of the city. 20
D A HormAN. u. O. R. C. Hoffmap M. D.
U Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. E.
ehuroh. near S. K corner of square, Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residence on Main street, three block*
east of the public square. 20
J. L. COFrm. A. H. Oowuss.
COFFIN A / , O W L E 8
Homeopathic Physicians.
Md Surgeons, will attend all calls.day or night.
Offioe over Hinesley’s cigar soop; Telephone s:*:
•See hours of Dr. Coffin, from 8 o’clock to 9
e* stock A- M . and from 1:30 to 4 o’clock p. m ;
residence ** south A street. Office hours of
Dr. C<>wiea. from 9 to 12 a. m. and lrom 4 to 6 p.
H. Will sleep In offloc. 35
r\R. J. W. MORGAN,
* * Eye and Ear Physician.
, careMlly tested and measured for specta
cles. Oskalooea. lowa. 20
J. O. Jon as. Jno. H. Warrih.
President. Cashier.
K. P. Bacon. Vioe-Prealdent.
Tie Farmers’ & Tradera'
„ CAPITAL 1100,000.
First National r ok. Chicago.
Importeis’ ' A Trad -re’ National Bank. N. T.
SI Valiev National Bank, Des Molne .
J. A. L. Caoo has, B. 8. Howard,
President. V.-Pres.
Jobs K Barnes. Cashier.
Organized Under the State Laws.
Stockholders liable for double the amount
of Capital Stock.
J. A L Crook lain, W. A. Servers. B. H.
Mibba, Milton Crookham. Jacob Vernon,
A. J. Jarvis, R. Redman, W.O.
Borland John Voorbeot,
John Nash, and
IT R Howard.
H. L. Spbscrr. C. E Lopland,
President. Cashier.
- Ostaloosa National Bait,
Wm. R 8 bets as. J. W. MoMcllin,
Jno J. Price. Jr. H. L. Spencer.
James MoCclloch.
First National Bank, Hew Fork.
Oilman. Son A Col, New fork.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Citizen's Nnt’l Bank, Des Molne .
M Davenport Nat'l Bank, Davenport.
f Frankel, Bach & Co.,
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County.
Will receive deposits and transact a general
Banking, exchange, and collection business, the
} saass as an Incorporated bank.
Exchange on all the principal cities of the
f Celled States and all cities of Europe bought
aad sold at aums to salt the purcbsaers.
Passage tickets to and from all points in
Europe for sate at the lowest rates.
Collections will receive prompt attention.
1 do a strictly legitimate banking business,
aas give the wants of customers special at
tention. 20
k i have on my books a large number of farms
and houses In town; also many thousand acres
of wild land. If yon have real estate to eell or
wish to buy, give me a call. I pay taxes in any
■art of the State. Conveyancing done. Offloe
fas Beyer k, Barnes’ block, Osaaloosa, lowa.
Oas hacdred aloe building lota la Lacey's addi
tion to Oakalooea. *0
•100/100 la 1100,000
Honey to Loan!
At Six Per Cent Annual
ea » years time, is loans of two and upwards;
with privilege of paying 810 S and aoove la an
aaal payments, U desired.
Go wan & Hambleton’s
* Itoau & Abstract Office.
a amp non to loan at* per cent interest on Bve
Mean time: borrower having the op
ttoa to pey part or all of prtn
eipal after ftrat year.
We alee have a complete set of Abstract Books
of all
Lands and Town Lota
la Mahaska Count j, lowa.
•Mas Is treat ream of sow Maeoute building,
*=>£*-■* s' 7 -- -... ..wa;. -..
$2.00 per Annum, in Advance-
C. Leighton, l _ _
A. W. Swaij*. > Publishers sad Proprietors.
W. M. LkiohtoX, \
VOL. 39, NUMBER 19.
Offloe over postofflee, In Times Block. Nl
mua oxide g-t» ua<»* ‘°r painful operations, so
Surgeon Dentist.
Offlce In Exchange block, on High street,
'irkxloosa, lowa, over Rader A Mowry’s drug
store. 90
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kinds negotiated. Mercantile
pi»j»er bought and sold. Room 8, over Farmers
Traders’ Bank. Oskaloosa. lowa. 20
Mahaska lodge no. «, L o. o. r.,
meets every Saturday evening at the Odd
Fellows’ Hall. Kicbange block. West High ave.
Visiting brothers cordially invited to attend.
O. »’• Hi hi*. »• L. HaKVIV.
Secretary. [SIJ s - a >
O’Haras Ifisaraaca Agency
A Number of Old and Reliable
American and English
Office at the Famous, 207 and 200 E. High Ave.
Ralph ami Samukl O Hara. 20H
Capital City Commercial'Cclleco, n« Mia
las*. The Greatest Sahool of CIIHS in tha W**t Special
: Boardiug 11*11. Mail complete Roiisru l‘r*ctie* l>ep*rtm*nt u
b* found. It ancon* more altualinui for atodeat* tl)*o any other
**o*ool JUoc bight school lor Car stadenu Per circular*
i—n,i J„M. MEHAN t Proprietor.
O-- Tliu ±j u A Aiitii GUIDE Is
issued March and Sept.,
each year. It is an ency
clopedia of useful infor
mation for all who pur
chase the luxuries or the
necessities of life. We
can olothe you and furnish you with
all the necessary and unnecessary
appliances to ride, walk, dance, sleep,
eat, fish, hunt, work, go to ohurch,
or stay at home, and in various sizes,
styles and quantities. Just figure out
what is required to do all these things
COMFORTABLY. and you can make a fair
estimate of the value of the BUYERS’
GUIDE, whioh will be sent upon
receipt of 10 cents to pay postage,
n A vonno TIA
W. E. VERNON, Prop.
Small Steam Engines, Steel Dies
Model! and all General
Job Work.
Oskaloosa, lowa 30
L. Cook & Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Goods warranted to give satisfaction in .all
cases. Come in and see us and
give us s trial.
20 L. Cook & Son.
SSOO Reward.
We will par the above reward for any case of
liver coinniaiot. dvspeoaia. sick headache, indi
gestion. constipation or cogtiveneßs we cannot
cure with West’s Veget *i»l.- Liver Pills, when
the directions aresfictlv o >mplie<l with. They
are purely vegetable, and never fail to give sat
isfaction Large boxes
coated pills. 35c. For sale by all druggists. Be
ware of counterfeit* and Imitations. The gen
uine manufactured only by JOHN C. WKsT A
CO- 862 W. Mad soil t., Chicago 111. 60yl
name on a package of COFFEE is a
guarantee of excellence-
COFFEE is kept in all first-class
stores from the Atlantic to the Paoifio.
is never good when exposed to the air.
Always buy this brand in hermetically
keeper. Warrmnud. Umt;
Solid Gold Huotlnf Cmi
C.ffljtfflnt and magnificent.
BoU* UdlM’fflDd KCQtS'BtMt
with works And caaea of
1 value UU: PEMO.I
«h locality cad asrire om
EH. Mow 1b thispoMlblcV
,n«w«r—wa want on* p«r
io each locality, to keep la
their hotnee,ad <l enow to those who cmll, a complete line of oQT
WAlOAbteeod very useful IIOI'NF.HOIeII NiIXPLEI.
These aamples.AS well At the WAtrh,we eend free,And Alter jnm
have kept them In yoor home for * months snd shown them
to those who msy bsee cslled.they income yoor own property;
H to posslbis to mske this crest offer, eend lac tbs NOI.ID
•OLD wstch And CO*IT V aamptea free, as the showlac of
thsssmples la soy torsi It y, slwsyt results lo s Isrcetrsds for
sfter oor ssmplee Levs heeo las loeslHy fors month or twa
we asaslly get from §UM>O to §SOOO ta trade from tha
•wrroandinc country. This, ttie most wonderful offer sesr
kbowo.li msde in order that our eemplve may be pieced st once
where they esa be seen, sll over America. Writs st once, sad
BAske>are of th« c hence, |fo«.!<*r it wil be herd I y say trouble
flar you to show theeemidss lo those who may csl! st yoor horns
sod your reward will be most »«tle<ertory A poets! csrd ok
which to write os costs hot l rent end After rook now sll,lf jot
4s hot cere to go further, why n<» harm ts dons. But If you do
Baud yoor Address at ones, you cad secure FREE 000 of tha
heal solid fold watches to the world snd our Isrfo lias of
COtTI.Y We psy sll e«press, frelfht, ets.
Lddreee UJtfL STlAittUtt AOa.Bo* IU, fUBTLAMD, MAIXA.
Oskaloosa Marble Works.
Dealer In
Monuments, Tombi. Head Stores. Sootc
Arne ican Granite Monuments, Etc.
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> No. 1 fast mail arrives 1:10 p.m.
No. 3 Accom. arrives 5:20p.m.
, No. 2 Chicago express departs 2:48 p. m.
r No. 4 Accom. departs 6:50 a. m
272tf R. W. Price Agent.
Paiaeuger 1 rains leaving Oskaloosa station;
I No. 1 leaves... 7:66 A M No. 2 south 1v5.7:36 I* M
No. 3 leaves... 9:00 pm No. 4 south Ivs.O:<ioa m
No. 25leaves.. 4:15P m No. 4east 1 v5...8:10 am
No. 26 ar at ...12:60pm
Northde 8:10 a m|South ar .B:4opm
Freight Trains Carrying Passengers.-
No. 6., 11:20 A M|No. 6 south.. 3:46 p. m.
No. 90 east.. .lo:30r. m.
|No. 10 east... .8:2o A. m.
Througn sleepers and coaches between St.
Paul, St. Louis and Kansas City. Nos. 1 and
2 daily.
E A. JONES. Agent.
C7IT& P. TimelaM.
Ko.24,Accommodation from Knoxville and a.m.
Intel mediate stations g;O6
No 52, passenger from lies Moines, Coun
' ell Bluffs and lntermldate stations
I No. 53, passeuger from Keokuk, Kansas
City and Intermediate stations 9:56
No. 15, passenger from Chicago and inter
mediate stations H ;30
! No. 23, Accommodation from Washington p.m.
and intermediate stations, fast freight. ..12:45
No. lS.passenger from Knoxville aad Inter
mediate stations 4:65
No. 26. Accommodation from Des Moines
and intermediate stations 6:1
No. 25. Accommodation trom Washington
and intermediate stations 4:50
No ", passenger from Keokuk Kansas
C and fltennedfate stations 16:35
No. 04, passenger from Des Moines, Coun
cil Bluffs and Intermediate stations _10:05
No. 24, Accommodation for Washington a.m.
and intermediate stations 3:40
No. 52, Passenger for Keokuk, Kansas City
and intermediate stations 8:50
No 53. Passenger for Des Moines, Council
Bluffs and intermediate stations 10:05
No. 15, Passenger for Knoxville and inter
mediate stations 11:35
No. 23, Accommodation for Knoxville and p. m
intermediate stations 1:15
No. 16. Passenger for Washington, Chicago
and intermediate stations 5:00
No. 26, Accommodation for Washington
and intermediate stations... 3:30
No. 25. Accommodation for Dea Moines
and intermediate stations 5:15
No. 61. Passenger for Des Moines, Council
Bluffs and Intermediate stations 10:45
No. 54. Passenger for Keokuk, Kansas City
and intermediate statio* s 10-J5
J. M. Lyford, Ag nt
The Line selected hr the n. S Gov't
to Carry the Fast Hail
The Only Line Running Through Trains with
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars and Ele
gant Coaches between
Hannibal rk uino~ Keokuk, Burlington*
Cedar Rapidß, and Albert Lea,
the Principal Cities of
the Mississippi
Direct! v onnectlon Made at Each of Its Juno}
tlon Points with Trams to and
from all Points in
Missouri, lowa, Minnesota, Dakota
Illinois. Wisconsin, Nebraska 1
Colorado, Arkansas,
The Health Resorts of FLORIDA and al
Through Trains and Direct Connections
s between
St. Louis and St, Paul,
Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids,
St. Louis and Denver,
Portland. Lincoln, Omaha,
Sioux City,
Council Bluffs,
Keokuk, Quincy, Des Moines
and Ottumwa.
For tickets, rates, general Information, etc.,
regarding the Burlington Route, call on any
ticket agent in the United States.
C. M. Levey, Howard Elliott,
Superintendent, Gen’l Pass. Agent
Penetrates the Centres of Population^
It< TRAIN SERVICE u carefully or
ranged to meet reauiremeuts of local
travelas, well as to furnish the most at
tractive Routes for through travel between 1
important ,
Its EQUIPMENT of Day and Parloi 1
Oars, Dining and Palace Sleeping Oars ar !
without rival. |
Its ROAD-BED is perfeotion, of stone i
ballasted Steel. 1
The North-Western is the favorite routs 1
for the Oommeroial Traveler, the Touris
and the Seekers after New Homes in the j
Golden Northwest.
Detailed formation cheerfully for'i <
uished by
Agent, Galnforo.
General .Manager. Traffic .Manager J
General Pa<*<«en?»r A?**et <
Union Pacific R’yJ
The only Lino Carrying tha United 1
Stntoa Ororlnnd Mali. J
Through Pullman Bleepers and Modern Da i
Coaches from the Missouri River
Making Direct Connections 1
Denver, Cheyenne, j
Ogden, Salt Lake City, i
Sacramento, San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Portland and all <
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, i
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, *
California, Washington Ter
ritory, and Pacific
Coast Points. *
Baggage checked through from all t
points in the east to points named. <
Family llsenwi FREE on Ithroaxh
For further Information regarding the terrl '
torv traversed, rates of fare, descriptive pam
phlets, etc., apply to the nearest agant of Ui« *
Union Pacific Railway, or connecting roads, ot
address l
E. M. FORD, Travelling Pass. Agent.
218 Fourth St., Des Moines, lowa.
THOH. L. KIMBALL, Acting Gen: Mg’!'
a. o. r. a t. a. a. r. a t. a. <
OMAHA. dAwtf
Notice Is hereby given to all persons Inter- i
eeted. that on the !3ib day of Doe., A. D. <
1833. the undersigned waa appointed by the <
District Court of M*ha*xa oonntv, lowa. Bx- <
ecu tor of the estate of Sarah V. Stoker. I
deceased, late of said Mahaeka county. All <
persons Indebted to aeld estate will leaks pay- <
meat to the undersigned, and those having
claims ag-inst the tame will present them I
legally authenticated lo said eourt for allow
Dated Dee., Itth. ISM.
Lis ros MsMiLLRL fseNler
r.UHK Otadb Itws
a man for groaning when he has
Rheumatism or Neuralgia. The pain
is simply ::trful. No torture in the
ancient times was more jiaintul than
these twin diseases. But—oughtn't
a man to be blamed if, having Rheu
matism or Neuralgia, he wont use
Ath-10-pho-ros, when it has cured
thousands who have suffered in the
same way ? It has cured hundreds
after physicians nave pronounced
them incurable.
“The aWi’l if fire physician* could not
cure n.e of K.'ieumati-m which had nettled
in the hipa ne.-k and shoulders. So intense
vr s the pain that Bleep waa almost impoe-.
sible. The firet doee of At’ulophoroe gave
mo relief, and the third euabied me to sleep
for four and a half hours without waking.
I continued it- ns« snd am now well.*'
R*v. S. H. TROYKR. New Alban;. Ind.
MB-Send 3 cents for tlx* tx-sntlfiil ooloretl plo
ture, “ .Moorish Maiden.”
Cleanses the w
Nasal Pasea- nj utULI
ges, All av s
Pain and In
sores, restores HT S
the senses ot
Tast e a n d
A particle is applied into each nostril and Is
agreeable. Price 50 cents at Di-ugglsts; by
mall, reelstered. 60 cts. ELY BROTHERS, 66
Warren Street. New York. 21yl
Tutt's Pills
■tlmnlates the torpid liver, strength
en» the digestive organs, regulates the
bowels, and are unequaled as an
In malarial districts their virtues are
w idrlj recognized, as they possess pec
uliar properties in freeing the system
from that poison. Elegantly sugar
coated. Dose small. Prlc*, 25cts.
Sold Everywhere.
Office, 44 Murray St., New York.
Hsvs bscn enjoyed by the cltltenTof nearly every
town and city in the U. 9. and thousands of people
can teatlfy to the wonderfpl healing power of
Hamlin’s Wizard Oil.
It Cures Neuralgia, Toothache,
Headache, Catarrh, Croup, Sore Throat,
Lame Back, Stiff Joints, Sprains, BruistS,
Burns, Wounds, Old Sores and
All Aches and Pain 9.
Bold by Druggista. 60 eta. Soxo Book mailed free.
MsVeuetaMo Remedy fort I veiTSoni
Toroid condition of the Over. It Cures byrnepiL
Constipation,Bil.ousnen*, Jaundice, Headache. Malaria,
Rheumatism Mora Pueaaea resultfrom an Unhealthy
Liver than any o’hercaum. Dr Sanford's Llverlnvitf
oratorßegulhteM theToweln, rurifl s the Blood, Aseista
Ptgea’lon. Stren-thana theSvatem, Preventa Fevera.
Thousands op testimonials prove its merit
Dr. E. C. WBar’s Nkrvk and brain Trbat
mbnt. a guaranteed specific for Hysteria, Dia
siness. Convulsions, Fits, Nervous Neuralgia.
Headache. Nervous ‘pr atration caused by the
use of alcohol or tobacco, Wakefulness, Men
tal Depression, Softening of the Brain resultlao
In insanity and leading to misery, decay and
death. Premature Old Age, Barrenness, loss ot
power In either sex. Involvntary Losses and
Spermatorrhoea caused bv over-exertion of th
brain, self-aiiuse or over-indulgence. Each
box oontalns o>e month’s treatment, fit.oo n
box, or six boxes for 35.00, sent by mail prepaid
on receipt of price.
To cure any case. With «>ach order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied with $6 00 wc
will send the purchaser our written guarantee
to refund the money if tbo treatment does not
effect a cure. Guarantees issued only by Greou
A Bentley, Druggists, sole agents, Oskaloosa.
lowa wc iy*vl
■ Piso’s Remedy fbr Catarrh to tbs 1/
Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest |p
■ Sold by druggists or sent by malL
H*. B. T. Ha—ltliw, Warren, Fa. H
Notice Is hereby given that by virtue of
a special execution to me directed by the Clerk
of the District Court of Mahaska county, lowa,
against the goods, chatties, lands tenements,
etc of Sarah J Smith udC A.D.'mlth.derendents
in favor of C. Winter, Plaintiff. I will offer
at public sale to the highest bidder,
for cash, at the door of the court house in ths
city of Oskaloosa, county of Mahaska, state
of lowa, on the 18th day of Jan. 1889. all ot said
defendant*’ right, title and interest in and
to the following described re:il estate situ
ated in Mahsskscounty to-wit:
EJ4,nv of uw, sec. 2, twp. 74, R. 16, and w
1 10, ne, *e, sec 2, township 7 , R. 16, lota one
and four east addition to Fremont, lowa, Ma
haska county, iota, aw part nw, nw, sec. 34.
twp. 76, K. 16, cut lot No. two, south 60 feet of
lot one west, Oskaloosa, lowa
Sale to oummenoe at the hour of 3 o’clock, r.
z., ot said day. Witness my hand this 14 h day
of Dec., 1888. C. WooDßurr,
Sheriff Mahaska Co.. lowa.
Per D. W. WQOPBurr, deputy. IBws
Notice Is hereby given, that by virtue of a
special exect tlon to me directed by the Clerk
of the District Court of Mahaska county, lows,
against the good*, chatties, lands, tenements,
etc. of Winfield ’'weiringen. defendant, in
favor of C. H. ehelps Plaintiff, I will offer al
public sale to the highest bidder, for cash, at
the door of the Court nouse In the city of
Oskalooaa. County of Mahanxa, >owa, on the
I6tb d y of January. 18x9, ail of said defend
ant’s right title and Interest in and to the
following described real estate situated in
Mahaska county, to-wit:
East {. nw ornw, sec. 2, twp. 74, R. 16, and
w 1-10, ne, se, sec t, twp. 74. R. 13, also lota one
and four east addition to Fremont. lewa, also
lots, sw part nw, nw.aeo. 34. twp. 76, B. 16,
also out lot No. two, south 60 feet of lot one
west, Oskaloosa, lowa, all in Mahaska county,
Bate to commence at the hour of two o’clock
r.u. of said day.
Witness my nand this 14th day of Deoember,
1683, C. Woodruff,
Sheriff Mahaaka Co., lowa.
Per D. W. Woodruff, deputy, I6wt
Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a
special execution to rxe directed by the Clerk
of the District Court of Mahaska county, lowa,
against the goods, chatties, ands tenements,
eto., of Albert Swearingen, defendent. In favor
of C. H. Phelps, plaintiff, I will offer at publio
■ale to the highest bidder, for oash, at the door
of the Court House in the city of Oskaloosa,
County of Mahaaka, lowa, on the 18th day of
January. IuBB, all of said defendant’s right,
title and Interest In and to the following de
scribed real estate, situated in Mahaska coun
ty. to-wit:
East 4, nw, of nw, sec 3, two- 74. K. 16, and
west 1-10, ne. sc, sec. *, twp. 74, K 16, also lot
3, sw part of nw, nw. aec. 24, twp 75, H. 16, alao
oui lot No. 2, south 60 feet of lot one, west
Oskaloosa. lowa, Mahaska county.
Sale to commence at the hour of 3 o’clock
P.M..of said dav.
Witness my hand this 14th dav of Des. 1333.
C. Woodruff,
Sheriff Mahaska County, lowa.
Par D. W. WooDagrr, Deputy. lswt
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a
special ex< out lon io me directed by the olerk
of the dl-trict court ot Mahaeka oounty. lowa,
agaloet the goods, chatties, lands, tenements,
etc., of John Q Hoar, Defendant, in favor of
H. 0. Moore. Plaintiff. I will offer at pubtle
vale to the blgbe*t bidder, for ensb, at the door
of the Court House in the city of Oskaloosa,
county ot Mahaska, lowa, on the 18th dav of
January. 1888, all of said Jobo Q Hoar’s right,
title end Interest In and to the following de
scribed real estate, situated In Mabaaka coun
ty to-wlt.
Lots 34 and 35 and east ( lot ft. Nlnde and
Searie’e addition to the city or Oskaloosa, lowa.
fiats to commence at tb< hour of • o’clo k r.
M. of paid day. Witness my band this 18tb day
of Des., 1883. C. Woodruff,
Sheriff Mahaska Co., lowa.
Ww3 far D. W« Woodruff, JOepßty.
Circulation Nearly Three Thousand
Tlie Herald Printing Company.
At T vo Dollars Per Annum.
December 27.1888.
—Whatbecauie of our good fricud,
Hon. Robert Haines, of Griunell, when
the light went out V
—That man is h tool who tills u]» on
1 booze on Christmas, or any time, and
calls it a good time.
—Could our Canadian -neighbors be
dug from their snowy winding-sheets
HDd transferred to lowa, they would ex
claim, “And this is heaven!”
—The prize for the great American
hog has been won and award, d to the
free tobacco user ou a train, v ho creates
a pool about bim nastier than any Sa
tan controls.
—Major Hamilton, of the Ottumwa
Courier rightly says that “The grand
pre-eminence of James G Blaine as a
statesman cannot be added to in stature
by any offlce. He stands a giant tin
world over out of office, and is one whom
offlce clothes with no added renown or
—lt appears from the returns that
in 25 congressional districts of the
South the average vote was 37R5. an i
the average opposition to the Demo,
cratic candidates only 29 Or, to stoU*
It in another form, only 720 Republican
votes were cast in all thes-* districts,
against 92,938 Democratic votes.
—The Ottumwa World is now iti the
hands of Mr. A. L. Crosson, who merges
his Kirkville Journal into it. It i- t<>
he a labor paper, opposed to both of
the nasty old parties, and Mr. Cros-on
carries both a furnace and red p out iu
his outfit, so that a red-hot, carmine
sort of a time mav lie expected. We
surrender thus early, but beg that oui
sc ilp may be spared !
—We want to commence the new
year right. Therefore we put oui
Dutch patronymic down as tfie firs*
subscriber for the new book th U G *n
Weaver is to issue assailing the Su
preme Court. We want it bou id i
calf—and a section taken fr>m Craw
ford Davis’ cuticle will be just t
thing—and our volume must he ».
bound. Let the book agents so note it
—Most people have heard of the
disturbing influence exerted on t!i«
compass-needle by the various masses
of iron on shipboard but few li .ve
idea how the trouble is rem -died. The
whole subject will be explained in :
copiously illustrated article, entitled
“The Guiding-Needle on an lit ii So p.”
by Lieutenant Commander I'. A Lyons,
in the January “Popular Science M mt li
ly.” ..Science and its Accusers” is the
title of another article in the forthcom
ing number, in which tlu* author, Mr.
W. D. LeSueur, affirms that science i«
simply truth, and. while men and
theories may properly be criticised, op
position to science is absurd and vain.
In the same number Mr. £ it. Shaw
will tell how he made geometry ; pleas
ure to his pupils, using the “Itivention
al Geometry” prepared by Herbert
Spencer’s father.
The Latest Decision.
The State ot lowa, appellant, vs. ct-r:a u in
toxicatiug liquors and C. Cummings, claimant;
appeal from Buchanan district, f. .). N y,
Judge. Reversed. Opinion by Seevers. U i>-
inson assents to the conclusion reached but
does not agree to all the ground upon which
It is based.
In this case certain liquors claimed
to be intoxicatiug were duly seized un
der legal process. In the trial before
the Justice of the Peace.it was decide 1
that the liquors were not intoxicati ig.
An appeal was taken to the District
Court and judgment was rendered for
the defendant. The istate then ap '
pealed to the Supreme Court. It is :
contended that the lower courts erred |
in finding that the liquors were u *t in- :
toxicating. The case was submitted j
to the Court upon the evidence of a
single witness as to whether or not the
liquors were intoxicating. The testi- '
tnony of this witness was filed with
the papers in the Supreme Court. This
witness was a chemist who made an
analysis of the liquors and testified
that one portion of the liquors con
tained 242 p-r cent of alcohol by
weight, and 302 bv volume, and tin
other portion contained 2 58 p“rcent by
weight, and 322 per cent by volume.
He further testified as follows: “I do
not think it would intoxica’e the aver
age drinker. I think it would intoxi
cate the larger proportion of those wli *
are not in the habit of drinkiug. Take
a hundred average peopl-ami I think
a fair proportion of them would be
come intoxicated by using it in a fairly
large quantity.”
The court holds that the fi tiding of the
lower court that the liquors were not
intoxicating has the force and t-ff-ct of
a verdict of a jury, and cannot be dis
turbed if more th in one conclusion c:i:i
be fairly drawn from the evidence.
* * * The statute provides that
the words “intoxicating liquors” a
used therein “shall be construed to
mean alcohol, wine, beer, spirituous,
vinous and malt liquors, and all intox
icating liquors whatever.” Alcohol,
says the court, is therefore an intoxi
cating liquor regardless of the fact that
the quantity drank at any oue time
would not have that effect. It is imma
terial in a statutory sense what effect
alcohol may have on the human system.
It is an intoxicating liquor. However
much it may be diluted it must remain
an intoxicant when used as a beverage.
That is to say, the statute provides that
alcohol is an intoxicant whenever and
however used as a beverage, and no
matter how it may be diluted or dis
guised it so remains, simply because
the statute so declares. The liquor in
question contained alcohol, ami there
fore as a matter of law was intoxicat
ing. It therefore follows that the
court erred in finding as it did, and in
rendering judgment for the defendant.
We quote the following from the
Montezuma Democrat t
“The House of Representatives has passed
the direct tax bill. Gea. Weaver remained
steadfast snd firm to the last and voted aaalnst
It. He eould not be bribed into votiua for an
sneonstltutlonsl snd senseless measure. Gnx
snd Cummings, of New York, both voted against
It. Bo did Rs doll, Carlisle, Hprliut r and 'll
otner leading Democrats. A few soul hern
Democrats, tempted by the spoils, voted for It.
There is no sense In the measure and we earn -
estly hope .President Oievelsud will veto It. We
know that Gen. Weaver’s frt*«nds sll over lows
will be glad to learn that though defeated he
still mslnUtued the count#.: of his convictions
snd asserted his manhood.”
Why is it that iu the Democratic
ranks do w« always find the cry of un-
c mstitutionality raised for any im'as
ur ■ that has for its purpose the allevi
ation of some of the burdens left on
the country by reason of a Democratic
rebellion ?
Why is it that these men who raise
this cry against the repayment of the
direct tax to the States, have not one
word of the same sort, or any sort, of
condemnation, for the southern meas
ure to repay the cotton tax —a tax that
was paid entirely by the consumer of
cotton when he bought his shirt; for
the tax was internal and laid upon that
product directV It was also general,
and there remains no unpaid balances
against any one.
Why is it that these same men in
Congress declare one act perfectly con
stitutional—the cotton tax —and are
equally certain that the direct tax bill
is also equally certain in Us unconsti
tutionality ?
it pain the great and gory Dem
ocratic to see dollars flow back to
the States that poured them out for
the w tr, on that first and instant call
made in tuenation’s extremity, or what
is the matter?
Doostheold copperhead leaven still
control the party to such an extent that
all this exhibition of hate at the doing
of a just act h made necessary?
Or is it done wholly on the score that
here is a good chance to play the rant
ing demagogue, not to be missed by
any Democratic orator, squawler or
All such Democratic work is ouly
driving ten penny wire nads into the
coffin of the defeated Democracy.
The Globe-Democrat of St. Lou:s pub
lishes a lLt of the Presidential Post
offices in lowa, with a history of their
recent and present occupints. The
offices in the Sixth District,coining un
der tins class are as folluws: The name
given first is that of the present occu
Albia —Albert J Weber; succeeded
.1. J*. £u ly, whose commission expired;
u-rm txuires ilarcn 18, 1890; salary,
JLiioofufield —Harry C. Evans; suc
ceeded A 11. Ft; tine, who was sus
jie ded under th« provisions of section
1768 of the it<-vis*d Statute*; term ex
pires May 14, 1890; salary, SI4OO.
Brooklyn—W uj. I'. Sharp; succeeded
George I’billips, who was suspended
under i he provisions of section 17*18 of
he U
May 14. 1890; sdary 81200
Col tax —s» ivanus s>. vv ilson; recent
y rude a presidential office; term ex
pire* August 4, 1890; salary £I2UO.
Griunell —Davui S. Beardslet; suc
•>-. iied Wm. .8 Lei.-ure, whose coramis
ion ex pi mI; tei m expires J uly 26,1890;
e;h.\ SI9IX).
Newt >n David W. Flowers; suc
eed u Ge.*. I{. Hunter, whose cornmis
o i ex pi ted; term expires July 26,1890;
sal trv .31700.
O k >1 • —Win. T.-Smith; succeeded
!u- L- ghton. whose commission ex
it. d; ' rm expires March 16, 1890; sal
arv $2300,
Ot urawa—Samuel li. Evans; suc
e ed. d Augustus II llambleton, who
•a . uq> u led under the provisions of
e tiow 17‘>8 of the. Revised Statutes;
erm expires May 21,1890; salary 82600.
s -ourney—James Frey; succeeded
John Morrison, who was suspended
uud r the provisions of section 1768 of
the Revised Statutes; term expires
Janu :rv 19, 1891; salary $1,400.
What Cheer —Richard llu.’ke; sue*
ceel*-d ByronS. Hrainard, whose com
mission expired; Hrainard was first
suspended under the provisions or'
section 1768 of the Revised Statutes,
but the nomination of his successor
was temporarily withdrawn; term ex
pires February 9,1892; sxlary $1,600.
—There was a meeting of the Board
of Regents at the University on Tues
day, and three sessions were held, Gov.
Larrabee in the chair.
—^The Hoard adopted a resolution
that hereafter the Collegiate and Law
Commencements shall beheld on the
same day. The same action w’as taken
concerning the Medical and Dental
Commencements, but this will not take
affect until after the Commencement
next March.
—The Hoard also voted that hereafter
diplomas will only be granted in the
Medical, Uomoß ipathic and Dental De
partments after a three year’s course
of six months each. This rule will not
apply to the students now in these De-
—The Hoard resolved that the Med
ical, Ilomco ‘pathic and Dental depart
ments m ty have a supplemental spring
Course, if deemed desirable, withoutex
petise to t lie University. It is probable
that the Medical and Dental depart
ments will avail themselves of the
—The following table shows the en
rollment of students for the first term
of 1888. as compared with the first term
of 1887:
1887. 1888
Collegiate 226 254
Liw 74 91
Me>H *«• 11l 120
Homo; p.ttliy 32 20
I>MU U 62 70
i’liarmacutical 21 16
Total 616 677
An increase of 61 over 1887.
The income from tuition, etc., for the
first terra, as compared with the same
term la**t ymr, ii about 52.8C0 in excess.
—Tlih fall t rm closed on Wednes
day. The work done in all the De
partments this year has been of the
best quality, comparing favorably with
any period of the past. Faculty and
students have co-operated in a manner
that could not fail to bring about the
best re-ults. The attendance this term
has numbered 565. being not far from
a hundred greater ih tu last year.
—For reasons well known to the
Hoard, they deemed it best that the
clu*ir filled by Dr. Clapp in the medical
faculty be vacated attar the spring
le-m. Action was taken on grounds
that connected no one else in the matter,
and solely iu the interest of the Uni
versity. We see it stated that the
students accepted the action of the
Hoard by calling a meeting and resolu
tiug against the change, and in favor of
Dr.Clapp. There will be not rouble about
the matter, and the H >ard wdl be found
doing its duty without either fear or
Keokuk Oate City.
Burrell, of the Washington Preasaud
Swalm, of the O.skaloosa 11 kicald spent
a Sunday in the City of Mexico and
went to a hull tight. Now they are
busy explaining why they did so. They
say they went out of pity for the bull.
The Mexicans go because they want to
.ee a bull light. But the Mexicans are
very religious and they are not afraid
the devil will get them. They go in the
devoutest way to church in the morn
ing and having paid that premium on
their policy that insures them heaven
they go to spend the afternoon enjoy
ing the tortures of bulls and horses and
sometimes of men with a hot-blooded
cruelty that must make the devil very
willing to know that they are such good
Christians that they are not coming
about bis place. Swalm and Burrell
are not good and they don’t know
what's going to becomeot ’em but they
are for the bull without regard to con
siliences. A 1 says: “We have con
fessed, and here promise never more to
see a bull fight, Sunday or any other
day, place, country or time. One is
enough for a life time—save, unless
there should be a guarantee that the
hull would kill the whole outfit. In
that case we would want to be there to
hurrah for the bull 1”
Thousands of readers who have scan
ned with eager delight the pages of
''Watt Stephens, the Genius of Steam”
(1885), 4 V«dtag; the Genius of Elee
trieir./’ (18S6),“lA-troleum and Nat ural
Gas” (1887), and “Coal and Coke” (1888),
will be happy to know th it the latest
addition to the famous Rock Island
series. “Iron and Steel (1889), dedicated
to the “Boys and Girls of America,” is
n <w ready for distribution.
Enclose ten (UJ) cents in coin or
stamps (for postage) and your address,
written plainly, to Geo. 11. Smith, As
sistant General Ticket and Passenger
Agent, Chicago, and a copy will be sent
you by return mail Copies of previ
ous Annuals also furnished at same
“Iron and Steel” embodies a vast deal
of useful iu format ion. In the com
pany of his boy and girl visitors, “A
Man” penetrates ttie mines, explains
their underground workings, follows
the mined product to the furnace and
siuelter, and describes the various pro
cf’sHcs to which ii ns subjected and the
machinery that compels it to assume
the multiform shapes of rails, piping,
nails, tools and other fabrics for gen
eral use.
The engravings are from original
sketches and photographs, and admi
rably executed. Hesides the smaller
pictures there are numerous full-page
views of scenes in the Iron Mountain
(Mo). Gogebic, and Cornwall (Pa.) min
ing districts, and of Iron and Nteel
Works at Pueblo, Pittsburg,Cleveland
and other places. The work has been
prepared with greit c ue, and is writ
ten iu the same attractive, colloquial
style which chaiacterized its predeces
The hook makes a very handsome ap
pearance. The cover is in itself a mar
vel—the design being as uuique as the
col >r effects are beautiful and arlistic.
The paper is superior and typography
and press work li r st-c!a.ss.
“Always Willing.”—The Herald
issued a mammoth twelve page hoii
day edi ion last week. Likec verything
else constructed at that office it is first
class in make up and printing. O-ska
loosa merchants re rustlers and the
Herald bovs are always willing to
help them rustle —New Sharon Star.
Good Advice. The Burlington
Ha wk'ye rea ls to the ministers of that
city sour* good advice—advice which
is applicable elsewhere as well as iu
that city—when it says: “Our clergy
men will do well to observe one pre
caution during the cold months. Many
serious colds and similar ailments are
c mtracted hi the grave, by people who
stand upon the cold, damp ground and
generally with uncovered heads. The
practice of uncovering at the grave
may look well, but it is very injurious
to health. Long oul-door services dur
ing the cold mouths should be avoided
if possibles Some of our clergymen arc
attentive in observing these matters
and they d serve thanks for being so.”
The Apple Business—The Bloom
field Democrat man, being disgusted
with the election figures, piesents the
following as the result of an eveningV
work: “How many apples did Adam and
Eveeat? Some say Eve 8 and Adam
2—a total of 10 only. Now we figure
the thing out far differently. Eve 8
and Adam 8 also—total 16. And yet
(he above figures are entiiely wrong,
if Eve 8 and Adam 82, certainly tbe
fota ! willbe9d. Scientific men, however,
on the strength of the theory that the
antediluvians were i race of giants,
reason something like this: Eve 81 and
Vdam 82—total 163. Wrong again:
what could lie more clear than if Eve
81 and Adam 812 the total was 893?
If Eve 811 st and Adam 812, would not
'he total be 1623? I believe the follow
ing to be a. fair solution: Eve 814 Adam,
Adam 8124 Eve—total, 8938 ”
Studies in Astronomy.—Every
clear evening just now affords much
enjoyment and profit to the student in
astronomy in watching Venus and
Mars, the rapid approach of which two
planets, is easily discerned by Lhose ac
quaint* d with the map of the heavens.
No two planets in the system, we arc
t Id by astronomers, are more contrast
ed in tone and tint than are Venus and
Mars, for the delicate pearly lustre of
the one and the ruddy hue of the other
give a pleasing variety to the celestial
picture that a l oros the south wests n
skies, the two pi tuets named being the
’strangers” among the countless
throngs that glisten in the starry
depths. Our nearest inferior neighbor
and our nearest superior neighbor
hang side by side in tha skv. They are
simply stars to the unaided eye, the on*
the brightest st arry gem the sky reveals,
the other an unpretending ruddy star,
his mar 1r and gorgeous ootoiing
dimmed by distance, a king crowned.
Keep Your Mouth siiut.—lf peo
ple generally knew how many diseases
of the throat and lungs are brought ou
by wrong habits of breathing—especial
ly that habit of breathing through the
mouth—much suffering would be done
away with, many doctor bills would b
saved, and a well throat and strong
pair of lungs would take the place of
the now ulcerated thr *at and weak
lungcd human. Break yourself of the
habit and your throat will get wed.
Breathe through your nose—that L
what it was made for. When you draw
i he air through your mouth you receive
it with all the dust and Impurities it
contains. Professional runners under
stand this. They know they cannot
hold out in a race unless they keep
' heir mouths closed. The savages un
derstand it, and an Indian mother who
sees her babe sleeping with its mouth
open will pre.<s its lips together, so that
its respiration may be natural. You
haVe heard the story of the Indian who
was matched against a white man to
run a race. "Me heat nm, sure,’ he
said before the contest began. On be
ing asked his reason for so believing,
he replied that ho had no fear of a man
*-ither in a race or a tight who kept his
mouth open. Even a horse can’t stand
it, and no one who knows anything
about a horse will buy one that keeps
his mouth open all the time.
Cultivating Plants.— lt is prob
able that just now the cultivation of
plauis and slips that have been reset
for w inter use occupy a great deal of
the housekeeper’s time, and in many
cases there is probably an incipient w ar
going on iu the household as to whether
. r not the flowers and piauts shall oc
cupy the best windows or the family
shall be allowed an occasional peep at
passers-by through the paues. As a
rule the housewife and plants are vic
torious and the members of the house
hold must content themselves with a
very occasional glimpse of the outside
world and with the ventilation af
forded by doors and out-of-th -way
windows. There are many varieties of
piauts that do not require sunshine
constantly that are still attractive and
add cheer and coziness to any apart
ment. Ivies and palms are of this nat
ure, and apropos of palms they form a
very prettv table decoration. The din
ner table, however plain, can be made
much more inviting if a plant is grow
ing upon it, and there is so little care
and expense required in having them
that there is no reason whv every
household should not boast at least oue
variety of plants for dinner table dec
oration Ferns are prettv too, and in
fact any nicely cultivated and pretty
shaped green things make an attractive
center ornament, now that the impos
ing silver castors of our forefathers
have been banished i nto obscurity.— Ex.
Merit Win*
We desire to say to our citizens, that
for years we havo been selling t)r. King's
Now Discovery for Consumption, Dr.
King’s New fjifo Pills, Buck leu’s Arni
ca salve and Electric Bitters, and have
never haudted remedies that sell an well
or that have given such universal satis
faction. We do not hesitate to guar
antee them every time, and we stand
ready to refund tho purchase price, it
satisfactory results do not follow their
use. These remedies have woo their
great popularity purely on their merits.
Green & Bentley, Druggists. 1
The merchant adds to your posses
sion by taking a weigh.— Yonkers
prioi) yV\ll)^
It was quite dark when the carriage turned
the last bead in the winding road homeward
and the lights of Bretonville came into view.
The lights in the windows of the poor danced
out to meet the tired horses as gayly as any.
There might have been a sobbing woman
behind the cheeriest of them all; nature
■hows no symjMithy for human suffering. If
her poor children have no rest and joys their
hearts must break; that is one of nature’s
laws. Neither can light lose its gladness anf
cheer because gladness and cheer are so ak
■urdiy out of place in poverty stricken homex
Homes indeed I As if the circles that were
gathered withia most of those windows de
served the uame of home, with never a smile
of contentment to light up a face, or a word
of hope to make music for a dulled ear.
Home to such as they is the place where the
cravings of hunger ore quieted and the tired
cords and muscles are relaxed for a new
strain; where they can complain and where
they can sleep and die. But save the word
to them at least, for a time when it shall be a
Suddenly the sound of fire bells fell upon
Philip’s ear and startled him out of his mel
ancholy revery. The same instant he saw a
little cloud of smoke above the brick rnillq,
and then a bright tongue of flame leap up
toward it. The bells pealed out in short nerv
ous strokes as if in tremulous fear, and at
their impulse tho young man’s blood coursed
through his veins in uncontrollable excite
ment. It was but two minutes more when
Philip drew up short at the mill yard gates,
to escape the engine which swept by with a
rush, dragged by a crowd of shouting men.
The people hatless, coatless, and some even
barefooted in their haste, poured out of every
street and alley way, and into the wide open
gates, everybody talking and nobody listen
But Bertha had hardly spoken during the
drive home, and now seemed very little in
terested in the disturbance.
“The mills are on fire,” cried Philip,
dropping his rein 3 and turning his excited
face toward her.
“So I see,” she said coolly, “and hadn't
you better drive on?”
“Why, I ought to be here.” He looked
nervously at the hurrying crowd and back
into Bertha’s cold beautiful face. “Couldn't
you wait in one of these tenements? These
are all nice people.”
But she made no motion, and only looked
at his flushed face in annoyed surprise.
“What are you thinking of? I stop with
these people?”
“Or drive on home without me. The
horses are gentle and you* are such a good
driver, you know.”
Philip was growing terribly restless; the
people came faster and faster, and his eager
eyes followed each man and woman into the
gates with increasing anxiety. Even Bertha
noticed the curious looks the passers by gave
to the carriage that blocked the way.
“I couldn’t think of it,” she said in
measured tones that reminded Philip, even
at such a moment as that, of her father’s.
“You had better drive along; there, not so
fast. Why will you run the horses? You
almost frighten me.”
It took but a few moments to reach Bertha’s
home, but it seemed a long time to Philip,
who kept looking back over his shoulder at
the flames which to h fa excited fancy seemed
rising higher afc every glance. He stopped
the horses at Bertha’s door at last, and leap
ing to the ground, assisted her to alight. The
horses were panting, but there was no time
even te give them breath, and in an instant
more Philip was back in his seat. But
Bertha stood as if she had something to say,
and he waited before he drew up the reins.
“You will make a mistake in leaving me
to myself tonight.”
He thought there was a mysterious touch of
self distrust in her voice that was soft and
almost tender as she looked fixedly at him.
Ah! he had never seen her so lovely; as if
the warm passionate woman soul had been
born in her; and he longed in his rapture to
to fall at her feet and kiss them. He was
forgetting the mill in flames as he drank in
the new sweet hope she seemed to give him.
He could not leave her thus with that won
derful light in her eyes. No doubt the fire
was subdued, and how little he could do at
best; there were so many stronger than ho.
But suddenly a tongue of flame leaped up
into the black sky like lightning.
“I would so love to stay, darling, but the
mills are on fire—my father’s mills. I might
save them. Don’t you understand—it would
be infamous in mo to”
“I only said you make a mistake.”
Till he dies Philip Breton never will forget
that scene; the darting liames beckoning him
away, and this beautiful woman, for whose
first fond caress he would have given every
thing but his manhood and honor, inviting
him to stay. And in her changed face he
thought he saw such sweet promise of love
if he stayed and such sure presage of evil if
he went.
“Good night,” ho said with faltering voice
as he drew up the reins.
“Good night,” she answered slowly as she
turned to go in, and he thought he heard her
other sentence over again, “You make a mis
It was Number Two mill on fire, but all
that ingenuity and strength could do seemed
doing as well without Philip. The men were
as busy as bees. Fifty manned the brakes of
the hand engine, and pumped as vigorously
as if there was no such thing as lame backs
and aching muscles, while on top of the en
r!ne beside the bell, which rang with every
stroke of the brakes, stood their foreman
keeping time with his arms and whole body,
and encouraging them with his hoarse, ex
cited voice. Then there were three hydrant*
in full operation and a crowd of men to keep
the hose in condition, and four more in rub
ber suits to hold the nozzles and direct the
streams of fast flowing water where it would
quickest subdue tbo fierce flames. There
seemed nothing for Philip to do. He was
worth no more than the crowd of chattering
women, who stood as near the fire as their
rough voiced men would let them. How odd
their thin white faces looked, half hid by the
shawls tied about their heads. It was a great
event in their dull, monotonous lives; the
very foundations of their world seemed
shaken, and they could not talk fast enough
to express their crude thoughts at the break
ing tin of old associations.
“Carry the hose up to the next story,”
shouted the foreman.
“The ladder is not long enough,” answered
one of the men in rubber suits.
“Can’t you climb? Who can, then?”
This was Philip’s opportunity, and he hur
ried up the ladder two rounds at a time.
Then he swung himself off on tho lightning
rod. Its sharp edges cut his tender hands,
but in his eagerness he did not notice it. In
a moment more he had pulled himself up to
the window sill and burst in the sash. Then
he reached down for the [email protected] and a cheer
went up»for the rich man’s son who was not
afraid of work.
He hoard his father’s voice below thanking
the men for their devotion, as the sullen
flames seemed to give way before their tire
less efforts. But it was no time now for idle
felicitations. The fire seemed under control,
but if tho mastery were relaxed, it would
leap high again in its fury, and the other
mills must go too, for all they stood now so
cold and proud. The smoke grew thinner in
the window where Philip stood, so he could
look down on the sweaty faces and bending
forms of the men at the brakes. Everything
depended on them, and how strong thoy sent
the water through the hose he held, and
forced bock the Are inch by inch from its
prey. If they could only keep it up a few
moments more the mills would be out of
danger. Each stroke of the brakes made the
hose throb against his side almost like a
giant’s pulse. God grant them strength a
few moments more.
Suddenly he heard a loud voice raised
above the murmur of the crowd.
“Wise boy* ye be, to clench the nails in
yer own coffins. Ain’t this mill yer jail and
its bosses your jailersf Is there a fool of ye
all, but knows old Breton who grins so nice
to-night on ye, but knows him for a tyrant,
who grinds us to powder!”
Philip saw a short, burly man whose hair
was cropped close to his round head, shout
ing and gesticulating wildly, as he made his
way up to the engine and then leaped upon
it. The brakes stop moving and the Are
sends up new tongues and leaps along the
smoking beams and rafters in fresh fury,
while the men listened breathlessly to this
stranger. The women too gather nearer, and
look in curiosity at their husbands and
brothers who drink in so eagerly his poisoned
“18’poee ye thought ye didn’t work long
enough for yer ninety cents a day. But ye
hev. Ay, boys, that big heap o’ brick stands
for that old man’s meanness; it’s the machine
to crush ye. It’s the way he bleeds ye. But
how sweet he is to-night. Y# never noticed
'tester £ Co.,
The Shoe Men.
it Detore, aid ye? He’s seed you a starvin’
on the wages he paid, and yer purty darters
gone to the bad for the want of a few things
all gals kinder like. Some on ye, too, has
got old and cripples in his service. He aint
ever guv a mite, has he? Now it’s your
And the man shouted loud above the hiss
ing, crackling flames that leaped out of a
dozen windows in wild glee. “Let his mills
burn fur a warnin’ to such as he who make
so much sorror and misery in this ere purty
world that if Satan tortured their cruel souls
forevermore, it wouldn’t be a feather in the
balance. Let him know the despair of a
poor man for once.”
It was almost madness that glittered in the
fellow’s darting eyes, and his voioe grew
hoarse and terrible as he pointed his thick
fingers at the miM half hid in smoke, lit up in
spots with forks of flame.
“Let every plank of it go. It’s only served
to make him richer each month, and ye
poorer. Such a machine as that don’t do
sarve to stand. Let his riches he’s used so
pool turn to ashes this night. Tears and
prayin’ couldn’t git equal rights for us; the
fire will do it, though.”
Ezekiel Breton elbowed his way into their
He had lost his hat, and stood pale in his
agony in the presence of the men who
thought he had wronged them. He was con
scious of no guilt; he had only made his
money as others made theirs; fairer, indeed,
than mere money lenders, who added noth
ing to the world’s productions. He knew, of
Course, the poor suffered, but a man can’t be
too squeamish, and the same road was open
to them that he had taken. And as for
wages, who could blame a man for getting
help as cheaply as he can? That is business.
Mr. Breton knew but one argument for
“If you want pay,” he shouted, “hero la
money, a dollar an hour to each man.”
But not a face relaxed; he looked fearfully
from one to another, and then up at the
grinning faeo of the stranger, “only save
my mill.” The old man put up his hand to
his white hair in a piteous gesture as ho
glanced at tho sheets of flame and lurid
smoke that shut off the sky above his devoted
“See the fire grows every second, we are
lost unless you go to work ; I will pay ten
dollars an hour.”
The brakes began to move slowly up and
down. Philip felt the water throb through
the hose as it touched his side, but it was
only one fitful spurt, for the stranger, who
seemed to hold the mills at his mercy, had
found his voice again.
“Keep yer money, old man; you will need
every penny of it, for you’ve cheated yer last
out of yer help in them mills. Yer mill hez
got to go.”
Phili]»saw his father turn toward his mills,
the pride of his life, and look as fondly at
their grim walls as a man on the woman he
loves, and the tears of futile agony wet his
cheeks. That moment the young man aged
ten years.
The crowd fell back again, and another
speaker mounted the strange rostrum. He
looked young for such a crisis, but there was
a new suggestion of power in his lips and the
sullen crowd wondered what ho thought he
could say to persuade them.
“I suppose,” began Philip slowly, as if
every mimite might not be worth a fortune,
“I presume,” and his voice sounded dry and
hard, “you will want your wages as usual,
next pay day. Is there any one of you fool
ish enough to imagine you will get them if
the mills go?”
Then the young man glanced at tbe burly
stranger, who, clearly enough, was taken
aback by this new style of appeal to a crowd.
“Possibly this broad shouldered friend of
yours is going to find a living for you. You
have got to find it somewhere, and you won’t
have particularly good characters to recom
mend you to new tyrants.
“Mind, men, I don’t say but it is quite
fair, but mill owners manage their business
about the same way. It is all very well to
complain, but the first necessity is a place to
work; if there isn’t that* you surely can’t
have any rights. I may as well tell you, the
mills ore heavily insured, and you can’t quite
have the rare satisfaction of seeing that \ld
man ruined. But I doubt if he will care to
put any more mills under such extra risks.
Some of your women and ignorant people,
who don’t see the fun of starving, may think
you have done a poor night’s work.”
The stranger had disappeared, and the
faces of the men, clustered about their en
gine, had lost their sullen cast. The young
man’s black eyes glistened in the new ecstasy
of an orator’s triumph.
“One thing I will promise. I will do what
I can in your behalf. I know the lines of
most of you have fallen into hard places, and
I promise if I can see any way to lighten the
burden of life on your shoulders I will help
The men returned to their work with a
murmur of approval. Was it too late?
The brakes started up again. The men
ran up the ladders again, w'ith the hose in
their hands, in the renewed battle with the
fire. Philip had m<fvod the crowd. He had
chosen instinctively the only method for the
crisis, while the flames crackled and flashed
in high carnival. But was it not too late!
The men were working with new energy;
new hopes were in their hearts. The mill
owner's son had promised to help them; he
sympathized with their cheerless poverty,
and who could do more than he?
If the whole line of mills went it would be
upon their consciences, and the thought put
fresh strength into their weary arms and
more fearless courage into their hearts. But
precious time had been lost and the wind had
changed so that now’ the red, greedy tongue
of flame lapped the frowning brick walls of
the next mill, and lavished their hot, wanton
kisses as if it were love and not hate whose
fury would consume them.
When the moon was setting in tho west,
that night, Mr. Breton found his son all
grimy with smoke, with clothes torn, and
drenched in water, out of all semblance to
tho gentleman of elegant leisure. Ho stood
by the smoldering ruins of Number Two
“Aren’t yon coming home to-night, Philip,
my dear boy? How proud Bertha would
have been if sho could have seen her hero to
Bertha 1 What a strange influence her
words and manner at parting had left upon
him; as if, some wav, in leaving her just
when he did, he had lost her forever. God
forbid! 110 could not shake it off; it was
with liiin as he waited almost alone in the
groat mill yard; all tho excitement and re
sponsibilities of tho night had not dispelled
it. He looked down moodily into the smok
ing mass of crumbled walls and roof and
blackened timbers, and watched for the little
forks of flame that started up boidly, now
and then, as if it were not yet too late for a
new battle, and then seemed abashed at find
ing themselves alone in tho dark, and sank
“You have saved the mills,” said his father,
wringing hi 3 bruised hand till it hurt him.
“God bless you, my son. I didn’t guess how
much thero was iu you.”
Philip looked up at the scorched walls off
on the right, and the long pile of massive
structures away to the left, unshaken by the
whirlwind of fire. In a few hours more they
would be alive with rushing belts and wheels,
and with the feet of tho men and women,
telling how strange it was there was a place
left for work today. Yes, he had saved
them, “but at what price?” lie si Kike half to
himself. If he only knew what Bertha had
“What price? Oh, your promise to do what
you could for tho men and all that. It was
guardedly put, my boy.” And his father
laughed appreciatively. “Inoxorablo parent
must be considered, though, ha, ha. You will
catch your death of cold. Well, if you will
stay, good night.’’
It was at dusk a few days after Jane Graves
had come to the Ellingswortksthat she stood
at the dining room window.
It was almost in sight of her old dreary
home, and yet another world; how strange
that the two should be so near and not change
or shadow oach other. But Jane Graves was
not the girl to trouble herself over hard ques
tions. She breathed her new atmosphere in
nnmixed delight, while latent senses awoke
each day only to be gratified.
At this moment she stood in a very charm
ing attitude leaning lightly against the
Window casing, her Drettilv rounded arm
raised to play witn tno curtain tassel, ller
master rather liked to linger in the dining
room •ud read his evening paper. Occasion
ally he would glance at the girl who had
such pretty poses; he had qnite a taste for
pictures, and then Bhe afforded him an excuse
for not a little cynical philosophy. Mr.
Ellingsworth had one peculiarity that would
certainly seem very commendable. He never
spoke rudely to any one; it would have been
impossible for his finely grained nature. She
thought him polite and kind, and in her in
nocence imagined his was the usual manner
of the well bred with their hirelings. The
other servants ku*w that humiliation was a
part of their required week’s work, wtuen
their wages were considered to pay for; and
expected to see the thunderbolt faH on this
foolish girl who did not know how precious
was the purchased privilege of being cringed
to. But strange enough the thunderbolt did
not hasten.
Suddenly the girl started, and a deep flush
lit up her dark face. Up the walk, to the
front doorway, came the man of whom she
thought, with his own lordly stride as if he
were a prince, indeed, as he deserved to be.
Her heart was in a sweet glow; he had fouQrJ
her out, and had come for her.
leave all these beautiful things with rapt ur »
for him.
Mi-. Ellingsworth saw the man’s figure at
the front gate, and the girl’s start a“d
smiled rather disagreeably. He ha'* pon
dered before why her lover didn’t co., us and
here he was at the front door, no di, u i ,c ex
pecting to be in the pari r .
Jane Graves gluM into the hall. (Suddenly
grown shy at the maiden passion of her own
heart, she slowly opened the front door.
What would ho say first? Would he take
her hand which had grown so white and soft
lately? Would he ask to kiss her, and with
boating heart she stood in the open door
It had now grown u , most dark, perhaps he
did not see her plainly.
“Did you ring f’ asked foolishly, while
her heart sank down, down, would it never
“Is your mistress inf’
What was this—some strange mi take!
Could he not see who it was held the door
open for him?
“My mistress, Miss Ellingsworth ? why yes,
she is in the parlor.” It must bo a joke, but
now he had frightened her enough, and how
they would laugh together over it. She was
attempting to smile, when she heard the par
lor door open behind her.
“Yes, lam here.” It was Bertha Ellings
worth’s voice. The visitor passed in, and
Jane Graves shut the outer door heavily and
sank upon the floor, pressing with both her
hands against her bursting heart. Then she
leaped upon her feet in sudden madness and
hurried along the hall to the parlor door.
What right had this rich woman to steal
away her lover? She would care only to
amuse herself with him for a few days and
then her servants would be told to shut the
door in his face. Such cold creatures as she
never love; passion they know nothing of,
only the passion to break honest men’s hearts.
Why not warn him? Oh, but what was Jane
Graves to him? he might remind her how he
had spurned her from him once.
Jane Graves went back into the dining
room, now grown dark, and threw herself
into a chair. The poor cannot fight against
the rich. Ah! but she could hate her mis
tress’ white face. She could curse her in her
thoughts with all tho evils in the universe.
The girl burst into a passion of tears.
“What is the trouble, little girl'” It waa
her master’s voice. She had forgotten him,
TLe girl heard him draw a chair near hers,
but she did not uncover her face.
“Was your beau unkind to you? Well,
don’t have anything more to say to him,
then, Jennie.”
Why! the elegant Mr. Ellingsworth was
actually kissing his maid! What difference
did it make? the one she loved had thrown
her away, and templed her devotion under
his feet. SbeOVen let" him draw her shapely
little head to his shoulder, and tako her hands
away from her face. Thr** hid her lips, he
said. Then the do T^iTrang.
Mr. Ellingsworth teas actually kissing hi»
Mr. Ellingsworth answered the bell him
self—a breach of etiquette not frequent with
him, even under the liberalizing influence of
village manners.
“Mr. Breton, charmed to see you,” and
there was not the faintest trace of ill humor
in his perfectly trained voice. The old gen
tleman might have been the most opportune
of guests.
But his daughter had not been schooled
enough for such self control, and she started
to her feet as her parlor door opened, almost
in consternation. There was quite a study
for character in the room at that moment.
Curran had not arisen; his lips might have
been closed a little tighter than usual, but
his face did not even reveal surprise. Mr.
Breton had reached the center of the room
before he saw whom Bertha had been enter
taining, but now he stood in astonishment—
which he laid no concern to hide—snapping
his black eyes from the young lady who was
soon to be his son's wife to this weaver in the
mill, who did not seem so much out of place
in this fashionable parlor, either. The crisis
had come, and Bertha was entirely unpre
pared for it. Her heart was fluttering wiidly,
and for the moment she wished she had never ,
seen the man whoso presence embu.rra.ssed
her. A moment before she had forgotten
there was such a thing ns wealth or rank,
devoutly confident such a mau as her guest
could staud before kings; but the door had
opened and let in the breath of pride and
caste, scattering the halo about the poor
man’s head. Suddenly she looked with new
repugnance at him she had just thought so
sublime. Why did he not go? She was
flushed with vexation at his stubbornness in
delaying. Had he no sense of propriety, to
court a social meeting with her aristocratic
father, who would ridicule him without his
guessing it, and the blunt mill owner, who
would be sure to insult and browl»eat liim
plainly? She expected to see him rise awk
wardly and shuffle out of the room, perhaps
pulling his forelock respectfully to the com
pany that was not for such as he.
[To be Continued ]
District Court.— Sparks vs. Gary
dismissed by plaintiff without preju
dice; Judgment against plaintiff for
costs. Quaintanee vs. Rhine for
dower, report of referees approved.
Hostetter vs. Hasty on mortgage,
judgment for amount of note ai d at
torney’s fee given. In the matter of
the application for Writ of llal>eas
Corpus for Mrs. Ella M. West, the
court granted the writ this morning.
Liston McMillen appeared as attorney
for p aintiff. The Deputy Sheriff went
down this afternoon two miles south
west of Given to serve the writ. Mrs.
West is sick, and this application has
arisen out of seme trouble between her
and her husband. Cochran vs. Ran
dall now on trial to the court.
Happy Childhood.—As we these
days edge our way through the busi
ness quarters, and pause for a moment
tieforeone of the many line displays in
the store windows, and watch the hap
py group of little ones assembled there,
each seeing a thousand fold more
beauty in every article than you pos
sibly can, and we watch the bright,
happy faces as those little fingers point
from one article to another and the
exclamation goes forth, “That’s mine,”
“That’s mine,” “Oh! this one’s mine,”
and again we smile at the comical
childish explanation of what this one
or that one is tor, or how this toy or
that toy works, is there one among
us who would not gladly give all our
worldly possessions if we could but for
one short year—yea, for one short holi
day season—return to happy childhood,
free again from the cares and trials we
now daily encounter, free again to en
joy childhood happiness, rich again in
the possession of a “dafc»y-cutter” sled
or a pair of “half-rocker” skates, a
millionaire once more as we gaze down
on our red topped boots with the brass
toes; with mamma as our State, our
Nation, our God, to whom we fly to
seek punishment for the big boy who
run away with our sled or pushed us
off the ice, mamma who has a cure for
all our ailments, from a scratched fin
ger or torn gown to that misery for
which she always prescribes two large
slices of bread—clear across the loaf,
long way—and separated only by two
kinds of butter and one layer of jam.
“Highly Creditable.”— The (Oka
loosa Herald has issued a 12-page
holiday edition that is filled with ad
vertisements of the business firms of
that city. It is highly creditable to the
Herald, and more so to the business
men who back it with their patronage.
—Albia Union, >**■
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