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Otrculauon Nearly Three Thousand. At Two Dollars Per Annum ALBERT \V. SWALM. Editor and Proprietor. OSKALOOSA. : : September 5. 1889 OSKALOOSA ranks m population and commercial imjmrtance among the first cities In the interior of the State. It Is the bus iness aud Industrial center of a large area of thickly populated territory, and Is also the cen ter of three Important railroads, giving excel lent facilities for transportation. It Is in the center of the great lowa coal field, and the great mines near by have an output aggregat ing over one-third of the State’s coal produc tion. Oskaloosa has a population of about 6,000; it has a system of public schools unsur passed by any in the State; churches of nearly ••very denomination are fully organized; every branch of secret society is found; one of the most commodious opera houses lu the State af fords ample amusement privileges; its people are active ** rustlers ” every day in the year, and keep up the bum of business right along. Elec tric lights, water works, power house, good hotels, and good colleges are some of the mauy things conspiring to make a welcome to all the industrious and enterprising men and women seeking a home in the west. We give all such a welcome, and our real estate men will answer all enquiries cheerfully and promptly, by letter or person. Brewster & Co. sell shoes cheap. Oysters.—Oyster stews 25 cents uer b >wl at Freeland’s Parlors. 3w3 In Session.— The Hoard of Supervis ors are in session, and will continue un til near the close of the week. Seats are now on sale at Beecbler Bros, drug store f>r the liest Uncle Tom’s Oibin. Prices 25, 35 and 50 cents. wldl Nearing the Coal.— The No. 1 shatt at the New Excelsior is now down within a few feet of the coal,and the work is being pushed day and night. Good Haul.— During August the Narrow Gauge delivered 060 cars of grain at Burlington—and that number will be more than doubled in Septem ber. Moving Lively.— Mr. Gilman is making the earth on the Central coal switch to the Milwaukee laud move at very lively rate. The chief camp is near Hoover’s in north Spring Creek. Oui; Thanks.- A U.Rogers,of Spring Creek township, remembered our sweeth tooth and left the hue jar of sorghum syrup took the first premium at the Fair at the Fair. A Good Month —August was a good month in the wedding market, tw'enty marriage licenses being granted by Clerk Sm'th, eighteen of which have appeared in these columns, the other two upo i request being omitted. Heak Him —Rev. P. O. Matthews, the eloquent Indian, will preach at the Simpr m churcn next Sunday evening. Sept. 8. Rev. Matthews is an able man and is doing a work of great good. All are cordially invited to attend. 314a3 Pesky Mules.— Henry Jones, of Bonaparte, who made such a tine ex hibit of poultry and pet stock, brought his outht here with a pair of mules. On Saturday the mules bolted for home, and he had to remain over until a team could be sent him from home. Uncle Tom's Cabin. —Rusco and Swift’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin hits the rep utation of being a first class company. They introduce a number of new and novel features, among which is an im mense tank of water, used in the Ohio Opera House, Saturday evening, September 7. wldl river scene. You can borrow money in any amount of the Phelps Mortgage Co. and pay it back in small monthly payments. Also insure your property in Chas. Phelps’ I usu ranee Agency the largest agency in the city. Office over Frankel’* Hank, Oskaloosa, lowa. tf Oysters.— Oyster stews 2i > cents per bowl at Freeland’s Parlors. 3w3 Tried and Fined.— Last Th» '•sday Sheriff Woodruff and a?' rants searched Mike Drennan’s plac at Ex celsior, and two barrels of bottled beer and three gallons of liquor found. It was tried and condemned before J us tice lliuesley, and Drennan duel SSO and costs, which he paid. New Quarters. Having lately built an enlarged, new shop and added more machinery, I am now' better able to do all kinds of machine repairing s and forging. My new shops are located on C stre“t, between Ist and 2d ave nues where 1 shall be glad to serve all my old customers and all others. 2lt E. A. Hornbostel. Fine Peaches.— C. W. Jordan leaves with us a branch of due peaches raised in his garden in the city. The fruit is large, of splendid .appearance, and as toothsome as any peaches seen this season. These samples give promising evidence that lowa will yet be a peach country. Notice to Farmers.—l wish to announce to the farmers that I am prepared with the necessary machinery (made especially for clover) to hull their clover in first-class order. All orders by mail or person will receive prompt attention. Call on or address C. T. Green, Oskaloosa, lowa. 2w4 A Thousand From One —Mr. M. E. Burkhart, living on the Barker place in Garfield township,leaves us a branch off the tree-bean, that is a wonderful growth. It is over two feet high and has 288 fully developed pods upon it. The pods on an average contain six beans, which makes 1,128 beans that have developed from the decay of one in the spring. In ant Style.—Chicken, fish or steak served at Preeland’s Parlors. 3w3 Notice —To stockholders aud all others interested: There will be a meet ing at Spring Valley Cemetery, Satur day, September 28, 1889, at 9 o’clock A. M , for the purpose of cleaning up the ground, electing officers, and transact ing other business. 8. Boyles, C. W. MoMains, Secretary. President. Coming.— Lord Fauntleroy sashes are rapidly gaining ground in the world of fashion for men. They are long silk sashes tied about the waist with the streamers hanging at the right side and are of all colors. Tney are in style in several lowa towns and especially about the summer resorts. Oskaloosa will catch the fever soon we suppose. Bur a Home.—Blessed is the man who seeks to own a home. A home is a shrine, it should be the mecca of every man and woman worthy of the name. Young man, start in after a home, and don't give up the chase un til you have it A man without a home is one who robs himself of much that is heavenly in its joy. Get a home. Gheai' Tramps.—At Moberiy, Mis souri, down the Wabash road a hun dred miles, on Thursday last four tramps were arrested and put up at auction under the law of that state and sold. Two of the tramps went to farm ers for 92 a head and another was bid for 75 c<mts. The fourth tramp could find no purchaser and he was returned to jail. The three who were sold must serve their purchasers for four months. Poor old Missouri! Faws for advertising, just the thing St Bmp-ald office. IOWA: Lucky George. —With No. 2275, George Bartow, of the U. 8. Express offices, won the haudsome White sew ing machine given away by the Rent frow Jolly Pathfinders Saturday even ing at the Opera House. George says he has no special use for the samej'uet now, but it is not for sale. The Electrical Treatment adminis tered by Dra. Johnsou & Belmont gives no shocks to the nervous system, like a ba'tery, but sends a mild continuous current permeating throughout the en tire nervous system, giving new life and health to the patient. They also supplement their electrical treatment by giving to their patients the best medicines that are known. Catarrh originates in scrofulous taint. Hood’s Sarsaparilla p .rifles the blood, and thus permanently cures catarrh. New Location.— James Me Adam, an old and experienced photographer, has leased for five years ample apart ments from Mr. Winter, on High, over VV. W. Steward & Co’s., and will open out a first class gallery as soon as the improvements can be made. Mr. Mc- Adam hails from Mt. Pleasant, and comes bearing the highest commenda tions. both as a citizen and artist, and it will be his endeavor to establish him self here by the merit of good work and good citizenship. Wiiy Should You?—A great many soldiers in this section are constantly sending the pension business to east ern ag»nts. This is all unnecessary. In our advertising columns will he found the card of W. R. Lacey, who has for years made this busiuess a specialty, and his services have been found most efficient by many. Let all our soldiers do their business with such home agents as Mr. Lacey, and thus secure better service than you can abroad. Oysters.— Oyster stews 25 cents per bowl at Freeland’s Parlors. 3w3 Work of the Carriers.—Postmas ter Smith courteously furnishes us the following tabulated statement of the work done by the carriers in his office during August: Ukuvkkkd. Collkctrd. 5 -e s . *4s •4S .2 £ hfe « a a . I tSia a - « i? £ 2c I’h _o_3; S ft. 1. 19 10627 32H3 7367 (31 587 ft 627 1406 567 2. 24 946 ft 1968 79.90 571 4787 4.5 ft 950 1004 3. 10 9513 2803 7353 i 552 5826 508 607 363 4. 12 8016 1350 7945 200 1753 156 222 374 Total 05 37621 9404 30595 1954 18241 1740 3185 2308 Well Spoken.— ln so many in stances have the delegates to the recent Pythian Encampment here spoken well of the city and its people to the local papers that we could Oil seveeral col umns with extracts. It is in this way that such efforts bring profit to the city and people live enough and good enough to do them. All over the State you hear only the city spoken of flattering ly, because at this recent event, and at all others, the city and people at large have beeu found more than equal to all those demands of courteous hospitality, it is a mark of our people that affords solid aud lasting pleasure. A Good Boom.— On Monday after noon Hon. W. T. Smith closed the sale of residence lots at the east end of igh Avenue as follows: J. H. Pickett, I)r. Beaudry, James B. Brewster, Jos. Wray, and C. C. Weeks, with the sixth lot as good as sold. These lots have a line south frontage, and splendidly located, and the purchasers are to be congratulated on their judgment They will all in good season erect residences thereon, and thus make a most desir able improvement in that quarter. Mr. Smith has improved the lots by grad ing and tree planting in.a way that it has greatly enhanced their value and beauty. Lunch.— Hot lunch served at all hours at Freeland’s Parlors. 3w3 Getting Very Scarce. —Inside building lots for residence purposes are getting very scarce in this city. Vacant residence lots, that can be bought at a reasonable figure, are not on the mar ket We have no other idea but that there will be a steady and firm advance in this class of property, and the man who lays his hands upon such now, in our opinion, will never have reason to regret it, providing he desires to make his home in this nest of industrious workers. We are confident that the enquiries now being made come from a source that means a considerable ad ditional growth in the residence section —and it may be written down that all is looking up handsomely for the close of 1889 and the opening of the year ’9O. An Imposter.— A person giving his name as H. A. Dunbar and represent ing himself to belong to the Masonic fraternity of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been “doing” some of the brethren here abouts lately, lie has a pitiful tale of trouble and sorrow to tell which at once appeals to the Masonic heart, and to be sure he is helped out with a loan which he promises will be returned as soon as he reaches his home, and in evideuceof his good faith he leaves his name—as above given—together with the name and number of his Lodge, Chapter and Commandery. He nipped oue of the brethren here for a good loan a short time since, which not being re turned as promised excited the sus picion of the lender, and writing to the Indianapolis Lodge, he finds there no such Lodge, Chapter or Commandery, nor any such person belonging to the bodies iu that city,nor is be known, al though they have heard of him a number of times and each time, doing the same confidence game. The fellow has no doubt, at some time been a mason, as be is well posted on all the work, and experiences no trouble in making himself known. He is a finely built and fine looking man. bright and intelligent and well posted on all affairs of the day. An Elegant Display.—One of the tiuest attractions at the Fair, was the Weeks & Steward display and was of special interest to the ladies, consisting as it did of elegant wraps of all de scriptions, Ladies’ misses’, and child ren’s cloaks, English walking coats in plush and line cloth, ladies’ Newmark ets in new shapes made of Imported cloth. These garments are very stylish and will be much worn this season. The plush sacques, walking coats and jackets are all made of the very best material, and all are warranted to be first-class in every respect. The dis play received, as it well merited, a very large share of attention from all. It was displayed in a way that did not fail to please. This house makes a special feature of a fine 920 plush, which is a model of beauty and finish. In the line of children’s garments they have made special preparations, and invite the close inspection of parents seeking bargains. Children’s coats with chatelaioe bags and English walking caps made up to match, is a taking fea ture and one that will make any little girl’s heart rejoice and be glad to be the happy possessor of one of these gar ments. The Magnet is fully up to the times in all grades in their line, and as regards material [and prices they are not outdone by any ona They claim to have the best plush coat in America for the money. The arrangement of this display was artistic/and the blend ing of the outline and color of the goods was a pleasing feature,and one that the eye delighted to dwell upon. The Mag net will be in the front ranks this sea son with as elegant a line of goods as has ever been displayed in our city, with prices to suit aIL THE HERALD: OSKALOOSA. MAHASKA COUNTY. IOWA. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 5, 1889. THE IOWA YEARLY MEETING. Annual Gathering of the lowa Representatives Present from all over the Country. Business Sessions ot Much In Special Reports The lowa Yearly Meeting of Friends is now in session in this city, at the yearly meeting-house, and the attend ance is full from all quarters. Con nected with this yearly meeting are fifteen quarterly meetings, having a total number of 166 ministers, to sup ply 26 monthly meetings. The mem bership is reported at 10,234,\ there be ing 4,966 males and 5,268 females. The last report shows a net increase ot 679. The reports from the field of the meeting are of the most encouraging character, in a spiritual sense. There has been a gracious outpouring of the spirit in many quarters, and the work of the Master has prospered. ArnoDg the delegates present will be a number from the meetings of other states and countries, and the attend ance, on Sunday, will be the usual great crowd. Appended will be f >und a close re port of Tuesday’s session: The first session of lowa Yearly Meeting of Friends convened in de votional meetings at 1 r. m. yesterday. About fifty ministers of the church were present together with a goodly □umber of Christian workers from all over the State. Many earnest prayers were offered for the blessing of the Divine Master upon this meeting. At 2 p. m. Friends met in business session, the men on the first floor and the women on the second. Mens meet ing w r as opened by singing, “Jesus Lover of My Soul,” etc. The clerk, Barclay Hinchman, then called the names of the representatives Irom the fifteen quarterly meetings, most of whom were present. The names of the caretakers were then announced. The messengers to womens meeting appointed were, E. L. Heald and J. W. Townsend. The printing committee reported that $243 had been spent for printing, which was satisfactory to the meeting. The com mittee appointed for the following year was Cyrus Beede and J. H. Green. The committe on correspondence was appointed as follows: C. L. Michener, W. L. Pearson, Jno. Pearson, J. H. Stewart, T. C. Ken worthy, N. J. Hadley, E. L. Heald, Philip Slack, Geo. Pyle, Juo. F. Hanson, L. T. Hill, Thos. Arm strong. The nominating committee to pro pose to a future session of this meet ing the names of Friends to constitute the usual standing committees are: Macv S. Davis, Levi Gregory, Franklin Hadley, Thos. Page, Josiah Dillon, Cyrus Beede, Ezra Pearson, Henry Fairbrother, F. M. George, G. B. White, It. J. Mendenhall, J.Green, Beuj.Sharp less, Jesse Edwards, J. W. Ken worthy, B. Jones, Jesse Miles, Allen Pember ton, H. J. Mott, Wm. Pearson, P. Slack, Jesse ltatcliff, E. B. Mendenhall, J. H. Stewart, Jacob Hinshaw, Jno. F. Han son, Jesse Hobson, Jno. Pennington and Wm. Marshall. The committee to have charge of de votional meetings as follows: Thos. Armstrong, H. C. Pemberton, I. I*. Wooten, J. 11. Green, E. H. Gifford, Wm. P. Smith, Lawrie Tatum, Jas. Ta bor, Thos. Terrell and Pres. B. True blood. The committee to assist the clerk in arranging new business is as follows: David Hunt, Levi Hamilton, Lawrie Tatum, J. P. Pinkham and Jno. Chaw ner. The committee to prepare a summary of answers to the queries from the various quarterly meetings: S. M. Had ley. Albert Hamilton, Elwood Knight, L. T. Hill. The committee to prepare extracts of the exercises of this meeting to be placed upon the minutes: J. P. Pink ham, C. L. Michener, J. H. Douglass, B. S. Watson, Jno. Pennington, Alvah Negus and E. I*. Stubbs. Sam’l T. Mote was appointed railroad clerk. The committee to prepare returning minutes: President Benj. Trueblood, E. G. Parker, Joel Bean, J. F. Hanson, Daniel Hunt, Jno. Chawner, Eli Comp ton, I. P. Wooten, E. H. White and Wm. Pearson. The committee to prepare a summary of the epistles to be placed upon the minutes; G. L. Farr, N. M. Hodgin, G. B. White, E. P. Stubbs, Hiram Ham mond. Friends of Hiawatha and Bates Monthly Meeting of south-western Nebraska send a request through Ack worth quarter for a quarterly meeting. Jno. Henry Douglass gave the meet ing some very interesting information regarding the manifested interest of the people of southwestern Nebraska in the society of Friends. The matter was discussed quite freely and the fol lo wing committee appointed to consider the subject further and report to a future session of the meeting: J. Hin shaw, Thos. Knight, W. L. Pearson, Pliny Fry.C. M. Terrell, Lawrie Tatum, Eli Jones, J. F. Hanson, M. 8. Davis, J. H. Stewart, S. T. Mote, W. J. Hadley, R. J. Mendenhall and Jesse Ken worthy. Word was received from Rev. Chas. Hutchinson stating that he could not be here on account of ill health. B. Trueblood and I. P. Wooten were ap pointed to extend to him the sympathy of the meeting. Announcements were made for the next day’s meetings and then the meet ing adjourned. WEDNESDAY MORNING. At 8 o’clock A. M. the meeting was opened by singing “All Hail the Pow er of Jesus’ Name,” led by E. G. Pear son, of Winneshiek quarter. Alfred Bastiu, of Chicago, read a por tion of the tenth chapter of Daniel. About two hundred testimonies were given together with many prayers and songs. The presenca of the Lo r d was wonderfully manifested to all present. At 10 o’clock the regular meeting for worship convened. A portion of scripture was read by Benjamin G. Nevill, of Le Grand. The prayer was offered by Wm. Wetberal, of Canada. Henry S. Newman, from England, spoke of the power of an organized church. The Lord intends the church to be a strong church. It is not a hos pital but rather a gymnasium where the Lord’s people train for battle. Church members must be steadfast if they would do His will. Emiline Tuttle, of New York, en couraged the church to steadfastness. Christians must get rid of inherited sin as well as accumulated sins, must be emptied of self so as to be filled with Christ. Albert Hathaway, of Ohio, spoke from the text “Arise, shine for thy light has come.” Two mistakes are made. Some want the light without the shining. Others want the shining without the light. Wm. Wales, of Minneapolis, spoke of unused powers. A. Gregory, of Pasadena, spoke of the promise of God,as found in II Corinth ians 1:20. Father David Hunt, of lowa Falla, spoke from the text: “Men, do not light a candle and put it under a bushel, etc. Wm. Wetheral spoke from the four teenth verse of the third chapter of Ephesians. He said we must trust to the great love, wherewith He has loved us. He spoke very earnestly of the love of God for us. John Henry Douglass spoke of the need of accepting Obrist now. Then closed the largest devotional meeting held for many years. Friends. terest. WRECKED BUT SAFE. The following telegram from our Alaskan travelers, A. W. Moore and George Kalbach explains itself: Port Townsend, Washington Territory’, September 4,1889.-- Editor Herald .-—Coming home our ship was wrecked on the coast of Alaska, but we are safe. A. W. Moore. MAHASKA FARMS. our roaming reporter visits several. [Under the head above The Herald will publish a large number of sketches of Mahaska farms and farmers during the next year, arrangements to that end being about perfected. Our farm er friends will find them of interest, and also of value. The present batch includes five farms iu North Spring Creek township.— Editor Hervld .] WM. BILLICK the subject of this sketch, was born in Green county, Pennsyl vania, and came to this county with his parents in ’69. Was married to Miss Laura Ball in February 1884 and began business as a farmer with a limited capital of 8700. Mr. B. now ranks among our best stockmen as a dealer, having on hand about teu head of hors es, 110 head of cattle, 200 sheep, and 90 hogs, and has 100 acres of land which he rents out for a cash rental of S3OO a year, while he operates a 300 acre tract belonging to his father, on which he has an abundant crop of everything. Will is only one among the many that Is making money out of the products of the soil of ‘proud” Mahaska county. O. L. FLOWERS is also a native of Pennsylvania; was married to Miss Bertha Jones in ’BS. Was first engaged in the grocery busi ness in Oskaloosa until he was burned out. He then determined to take Greeley’s advice and “go west to grow up with the country,” but soon saw the error of his way and returned to Ma haska county as most all sensible peo ple do, and invested in real estate here that is now returning him large divi dends. Mr. Flowers is the happy pos sessor of 100 acres of fine land well im jroved and 7 head of horses, about 50 tiogs aud 52 head of cattle, most of which are thoroughbred or high grade Galoways, with the fine two-year-old bull, ‘ Dandy of Rockford” No. 4354, at the head of the herd. Mr. Flowers is one of those sturdy going farmers and does not know the full meaning of the word fail. MR. T. M. WHITE should not be classed as a farmer, though he owns and operates a small tract of land which he has well im proved. Mr. White is a carpenter by trade and has done an abundance of work in Oskaloosa and vicinity. He has one of the finest apiaries we have seen in the township consisting of about 31 colonies all of which are doing well. Mr. White favors the Langstroth hive. The family consists of three persons, himself and two daughters, his wife having died about two years ago. Miss Anna, the eldest, is a very well edu cated aud talented lady having been a successful teacher in the Mahaska county schools for a number of years, but has lately retired. MU. BARTON OSBORN is an old citizen of this county having moved here from Illinois in ’7O he pur chased his first forty acres of unim proved land shortly afterwards. He has been constantly adding and im proving until he now owns a tine 100 acre tract and has it well improved. Eight head of horses, 20 head of cattle, and a few hogs. Mr. O. accompanied by his daughter Ella visited Kansas last winter but the trip only had the tendency of increasing his faith in lowa soil and he now feels content to end his days in this county. The next on our way was DR. B. F. LINDLEY’S residence. We found the Doctor busily engaged building fence but was not so busy as not to have time to be inter rogated. He graduated with honors at the Cleveland Medical College as a phy sician and surgeon when a young man aud followed his profession in his na tive state (Pennsylvania) for sixteen years. Has been a resident of Mahaska county nearly twenty-seven years hav ing improved two farms in the county. He now owns 135 acres of line farming land, 8 head of harses, 50 head of cattle, 40 of which are high grades of Gallo ways and thoroughbred with a regis tered bull at the head of the herd. Dr. Lindly is a believer in the Galloways; he not only thinks they are the comiug cattle but thinks they are the cattle of the day. He informs us that he is in the market with his herd aud invites lovers of the Galloways to give him a call when desiring to buy. THE HORSE AND THE FAIR. Every agricultural society in the west has had the problem to contend with found in having, or not having, trials of speed, better known as races— trot, pace, or running. One element appears and declares that the i aces are not necessary, that they do not make a proper attachment to the fair, and that they should be ab olished with permanency. The other element appears and declares that they afford a field of amusement to a great majority of the people who attend fairs, and that they must be had. What has been the result? In places where the races have been eliminated from the program, the usual result has been a failure of the Fair in attendance and in the financial part—so that bank ruptcy has followed. On the other hand, and where the races have been permitted, and made as good as money could make them, there have been crowds galore, plenty of money for all premiums, and a pros perous society. So the horse race has proven itself an adjunct to all county fairs that the people* must have, and the trotters, pacers and runners will have a place on the list. Wedo not discuss the point that good people raise—the wickedness of horse racing. In our opinion the poorer the race the greater the wickedness—and on that scorejudging it from that basis, the races at the last county Fair aver age up well on the scale of goodness ! However, do not measure your goods on our yardstick. The Herald Reporters’ Annual Meeting.—The Herald Reporters’ Association held their fourth annual meeting Thursday afternoon, August 29, at The Herald building on the Fair ground. The meeting was called to order by President Perdue. The Sec retary being absent, J. G. Harrold was appointed secretary pro tern. The meet ing was the largest and most interest ing ever held by the Association, there being twenty-five or thirty of the mem bers present. Some five or six new members joined the band. The officers were all continued until the next meet ing, which will be at the call of the president. The remarks of Editor Swalm were very interesting and close ly listened to by all present. A resolu tion tendering the thanks of the Asso ciation to him for favors received was unanimously passed. Also, a resolution extending the sympathy of the mem bers of the Association to ex-President McAuley and family in their afflictions. The committee on badges was contin ued and will be ready to report at the next meeting. After remarks by sev eral members, and a general introduc tion to each other of the new members the meeting adjourned. D. M. Perdue, J. G. Harrold, President Secretary. One Way.—We have been handed the following note, from an asthmatic patient: “After being a victim to asth ma for over ten years, I have hit on a remedy so cheap and simple that 1 can’t help bragging about it My treatment is to stuff a pillow with yellow pine shavings and to change the stuffing fre quently. Since I have substituted shavings for feathers 1 have been able to sleep eight hours a night, whereas before 1 could seldom lie down half an hour at a stretch. I used to sympathise with asthmatical victims, but I shan’t feel like doin r so any more, because the remedy is withiu the reach of all.” Parties having lost a sorrel mare and bay horse will find the same at the Boyd farm, one mile south of Oskalooea* FAIR AFTERMATH. DIVERS AND SUNDRY NOTES ABOUT THE GREAT FAIR THE RECORD OF ATTEND ANCE—PERSONAL. —The fine stallion “Trouble” was very severely burned on the back, at the Friday fire, and at the present time Henry Prine thinks his chances for re covery are against him The horse is now at the Prine place, and receiving the best treatment from the veterinary surgeons. FAIR ATTENDANCE. From the record, kindly placed at our disposal by Treasurer Bacon, we make the following comparative state ment of attendance on the Wednesday and Thursday of the Fair from 1880 to the present time, with the total num ber of tickets sold each year. But four! Fairs have exceeded the number sold in 1889, and in those years special help was granted by the railways in the way of excursions that aided considerably. Had a good, heavy rain fallen on Sun day or Monday preceding the Fair the attendance would have rolled up to over 16,000—the hot weather and dusty roads acting to its detriment at least to that degree. The following is the statement: Year. Wednesday. Thursday. Total. 1880 278 4,332 9,630 1881 1,158 7,600 11,296 1882 4,000 .8,103 15,198 1883 3,142 8,917 15,140 1884 1,892 4,368 10.922 1885 4,013 9.604 15,673 1886 701 9,000 12,910 1887 3,365 9,627 14,508 1888 1.657 8,820 12,374 1889 3,150 9,400 14,121 POLICE SERVICE. Mr. Charles Blattner was in charge of the police, on the part of the direct ors. He employed 19 men in the police force, for day and night, not including four men in the amphitheater and two for gate service. Not an article was lost that was on exhibition, nor injured. The best of order was maintained dur ing the entire Fair—and no drunken ness seen on any day. It was one of the most orderly crowds that ever was gathered there. Mr. Blattner says that during all the years of his connection with the Fair,—ever since the re-organ ization--he never saw a better or mure orderly crowd, or one more easily man aged than this last crowd. He was specially warm in his praise of the horse and stockmen who were on the grounds. They were always courteous, met every demand and enquiry that was made freely and with pleasure, and in fact were worthy of a sweepstakes premium on general deportment as a whole, with no individual break in the line. The Herald is glad to print these words of commendation. CLEANING THE GROUNDS The work of cleaning up the grounds has been put in Mr. Blattuer’s hands, and the wmrk has been commenced. All buildings, stalls, and the grounds will be raked perfectly clean. The poultry house will be cleaned and the coops all limed, to kill any impurities that may be there. The hog pens will be made cleau enough to play in. TIIE WATER SUPPLY. The water supply was sufficient dur ing the whole Fair, save on Thursday, wheu the people congregated about a few wells and taxed them too much. On the north side there were two large wells that were full of good water, but the demand on them was light. The water main will have to be laid to the grounds. As it was, a hose was laid to Mr. Blattner’s on Thursday, and ran all day, for the accommodation of the horses on the south side. SUNDRY NOTES. —The first premium for oil painting from animal life was awarded Mrs. Dan Davis—a lady who never has taken any instruction, and whose artistic taste and skill is only the result of natural development. She may well feel proud over the honor thus given her. —“Milk Shake” seemed to be the pop ular beverage on the ground. Mr. Greene, who had the permit to sell ex clusively, sold about one hundred gal lons of milk on Thursday, m that sort of a dr ink—warranted the best on earth. —The exhibit of plums made by Samuel Rowe, brought in a fine collec tion of wild and domestic plums. Some were as sweet as though they had been sugared, and the quality throughout was excellent. The value of such a fruit man as Rowe to the community is very great—for excellent example and enthusiasm far reaching. —Payment of all premiums is now being made by Secretary McFall, on demand. There never is any question about a premium in the Mahaska Fair —it is always a cash item. —President Priue says that cattle pens will have to be built just after the same style as the new hog pens. In such places the people can see the stock from an all around view, and do so in comfort. The improvement should be made for next year. —By the way, the cattle exhibit was not up in its fulness that it should have been. With good protection that mat ter can be remedied for the big fair of 1890. Knocks out a Falsehood. Editor Herald:—in the “Times Fair Daily” of August 30th, appeared a com munication concerning the nomination for Sheriff in the late convention and connecting my name with it in an un favorable light. In the first place the statement made therein—that I gave any note—or any money or secured any note or signed any note as security for John Gunn or any thing of the kind to any person living or dead for any purpose what ever is as false as sin is wicked—l never did. Second—No man, living or dead ever saw John Gunn in my presence “buy sell or drink” “intoxicating liquors” and the man who says so, has the bene fit of this, my unqualified denial, “Dis gusted Citizen" to the contrary not withstanding. The statement that “every body who sold liquors by boot-leg or saloon has had John as a customer for the past ten years” and that I knew it, is equal ly false, and I brand it as a malicious lie, “Disgusted Citizen” to the contrary notwithstanding. “Disgusted Citizen is the first human being that ever made that statement, to my knowledge. I never “swore, vowed and declared that John Gunn was a prohibitionist of the purest water,” to any man living— “ Disgusted Citizen” to the contrary notwithstanding. But John Gunn has supported all party measures right along. 1 have said and I now repeat, that John Gunn’s moral character stands beyond reproach, and the seven thous and citizens of Oskaloosa know that I speak the truth when I say so. “Dis gusted Citizen” may know, if he knows anything, that John Gunn was nomin ated by the largest vote of any candi date before the late convention, having received 69 votes in a convention of 120. He was not nominated by 22 votes, but it took 61 and John had 8 more be sides. He was squarely and fairly nominated and he is as good a candidate for the office of sheriff as has ever been nominated for said office in this county. I think I know the strength of my statement. Disgusted Citizen ought to state what he knows only—truth lasts longer than a lie. Do you call this a denial. Disgusted Citizen ? W. W. Haskell. A Card- Mr. Uditor:—\ have heard it sur mised that I use color in my butter. I never used the stuff. It would slander my cows. They give me all the color 1 want. My butter is pure butter from the cow’s milk. It don’t need any de ception. [pd] Eli Kktnkr. : VISIT OF TIIE MAHASKA SUPERVISORS TO THE ORPHANS’ HOME IN DAVEN PORT THEIR CONCLUSIONS CON CERNING IT. Last week Messrs. Jones, Hull and Evans, the members of the Mahaska Board of Supervisors, deemed it wise to visit the Orphans’ Home at Davei port—the county having some twent children there. Sundry allegations hai been made touching the Home tha called for an investigation on the par of the Board, and in the interest of tb< children we have there it was made The Board are unanimous iu theii opinions: The Home was found a wel managed institution in every depart ment, and such care and close atten tion given to the wants of the children I that no possible cause for complaint could be found. The cottages were found neat and clean; the children were simply a fine body of rosy cheek ed, ruddy, fat and healthy ones of ovei three hundred and fifty; the superin tendent and all his assistants careful and painstaking, and, in a word, the Board came away satisfied that the Home was one of the most deserving state institutions found on the long list of benevolent places established and supported by the grace of the great-hearted people of lowa. They are unanimous in the opinion that no better place for orphans can be found in the State, and that so far as the policy of this county is concerned, there will be no change. They are satisfied to know that the children receive such care and treatment that will only re sult in sending them out into the world well grounded in those attributes which go to make them good Aen and women. They returned home well satisfied with the practical results of the examina tion, and confident that the policy here tofore pursued by the Board has been the wisest in every way, and under no consideration to be changed. Last March we made a personal examination of the Home, and we confessed then, and do m w, to a conversion to the idea that no instititution in lowa more rich ly deserves the blessings of Providence and the hearty support of all the humanely moved people in lowa. The trustees who have it in charge are moved by the light ideas, and in whose hands the interests of all are most care fully conserved. Whatever that Home needs should be given it by the Legis lature with liberal and ungreedy baud. BIRTHS. DEATHS. MARRIAGES. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following is a listol tbe marriage licenses issued by the cleric since our last report: No. Name. Residence. Aje. j George O. Schafer, Waylaud 25 I Elizabeth Hough, same 25 George Milltdge, Richland township—2s l Eliza J. Morgan, Scott township 18 N. Davis, Ottumwa 27 ( Dora Reynolds, same 19 REECE.--Born, Sunday, September 1.1889, to Mr. aud Mrs. Daniel Reece, of Garfield town ship, a sou. LASH.—Born Monday, September 2. 1889, to Mr. aud Mrs. Elmer Lash, of this city, a son. Mother and son doing well and father wearing the broadest smile in town. WEST.—Died, Saturday, Aug. 31,1889, at her home,3oß North J St.MRS. Susktta WKST.aged 49 vears. Funeral from residence Sunday af ternoon. Interment in Beacon cemetery. LOWRY.—Died, of cholera infantum, at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edson Low ry, of Madison township, Wednesday morning, September 4, at four o’clock, their infant and only son, aged three months. Fuueral Thurs day at 10 a. m., from family residence. Inter meut in Forest Cemetery. LEWIS.—Died, Friday, August 30, 1889, at 7 o’clock p. m., from typhoid pneumonia, at her horae,4o7 Fifth Avenue west, Mks.Maky Susan Lewis, aged 40 years, wife of J. C. Lewis. Fu neral Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from A.M. E. church. Interment in Forest Cemetery. THE LATE DR. BUTLER. Again death has come to us and stricken from our roll call our good and true and noble hearted Bro. Wm Butler, who by an honest and upright life aud a steady attachment to the principals of our order has endeared himself to his Brother Odd-Fellows aud merited the re ward prepared for the righteous In the Grand Lodge above. We deeply deplore his death and feel that Odd-Fellowship has lost one of its most devoted members and the community one of its most respected citizens. That the hand oi Providence falls heavily upon his stricken family, yet we tender them our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy in their Irreparable loss and bereavement and promise them our sympathy and protection in . time to come. Resolved. That our Lodge room be draped in mourning for 60 days; also, Resolved , that these resolutions be placed on the records of this Lodge, and published in our city papers and a copy sent to the family of the deceased. j. C. Barr, l 8. L.Harvey, -< Committee. 8. J. Stew art, ( THE LATE DR. BUTLER. On Friday evening last one more of Oska loosa’s citizens passed away to swell the num bers of “the great majority.” Dr. William Butler was an old and re spected citizen of this city, and although for the last year or two, he had taken little or no active part in the duties of bis profession, and it was gradually dawning upon his friends that his faculties were rapidly waning, yet his genial presence could very often be seen pacing feebly the sidewalks of our city. He was born in Mid dlefield in the state of New York, December 13, 1809. So, had the Doctor lived still next De cember, he would have been eighty years of age, or ten years more than the allotted span— what changes— what progress in the history of his country during those years! Dr. Butler was a graduate of Fairfield Col lege in New York, and took up the profession of medicine in which he was honorably suc cessful. In 1874, like many others, he moved westward. He settled in Oskaloosa and worked at his profession until declining years inter vened, when he retired into private life. He was originally a member of the Methodist church, and from his youth be was noted for his Christian disposition. It was in the troublesome period of 1866 towards the close of the war, when pol itics frequently forced their way into the pul pits, that he sought an asylum, with many oth ers, in the Episcopal church. At Lima, New York, he was warden of the church and super intendent of Sunday -schools, and at Oskaloosa he was junior warden for a number of years. Constant in his attendance upon tbe ministra tions of that church, his integrity and uprlght nesss of character was potent to all. He died peacefully, full of years. The rector of St. James was present, when he breathed his last, and uttered a commendatory prayer the moment the spirit left him. The funeral, which was a large one, took place on Suuday after noon. The Odd-Fellows, of which he was a member, showed their respect to a departed brother, by their attendance at, and participa tion in the obsequies. _ „ , The service was held in the Bt. James Epis copal church, and from thence to the Forest Cemeterv, where after “earth to earth and dust to dust” had been pronounced, the Brother Odd-Fellows cast their evergreens on the cas ket, in token of never-fadding brotherly love. “Lord, all pitving Jesus blest, Grant him Thine eternal rest.” The extreme dry weather Is causing great scarcity ot water and a great many are digging wells, and some without success. There Is vet a great deal of threshing In this locality. The small grain crop Is very good. R. H. Strong’s new and commodious dwelling is almost readv for occupancy. D. L. Fry, Jas. and Isaac McCartney have each erected a new granary. Quite a number from here took In the fair and report a good time. Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Grubb recently spent a week with relatives of Mrs. G. In Belle Flaine. Your correspondent and wife along with sev eral others attended the English River Baptist Association at South Eugllsb, beginning Au gust 23 and lasting three days. It was, in every respect, a grand success. Mrs. S. H. Grubb and daughter Zelma visited the past week with relatives near Muscatine. Noah McMahan sports a new cart. Come, girls, get to the front. W. H. McMahan attended the reunion at Knoxville and reports a good time. Will was •ne of the boys that wore the blue. _ . At our township caucus the following ticket was nominated: Trustee, T. Riggs; President, T Lyman; Constables, Jas. Evans and J. F. McMahon. We were not permitted to attend the county convention,but can endorse the work done. _ Sept. ». Truant. p^l. &AKIH 6 POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of puri ty, strength and wbolesomeness, More eco nomical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In competition wltb tbe multitude of low test, short weight,alum or phosphate powders. B<M only In cant. Royal Bakino Powdjb 00.. 106 Wall Bt.. N. Y. Ml-43 THE CENTRAL RAIL WAIT 00. will sell Round Trip Tickets to Cin cinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus and Lynn, which is sixteen miles from Richmond, and to other points In Ohio and Indiana, during and at the close of the Quakers’ meeting. One fare for round trip. Thirty days’ limit. E. A. Jones, Agent, 181 lowa Central B’y. THE ORPHANS’ HOME. Pleasant Grove. AUTUMN 19 Win t t i inHraoMHi igniigi wm Is Pleased to Announce to his Friends and Patrons the Completion of his Stock of Staple * and Fancy Dry Goods , Cloaks and Carpets for the Season 1889-’9O, and most ear * nestly solicits a critical examination of the same. As always, we shall endeavor * to be “On Top” in styles and extent of stock, and “At Bottom” on prices. To open * the season with, we shall offer in each department special low * prices, out of the many we name only a few to-day. \ \ \**Z'** **» \ (»’/ \ \* \ \ 1000 YARDS 50 DOZEN 19 inch wide Silk Plush, all the newest shades and Ladies’White Jersey Ribbed Vests—Very Fiue heavily covered. Real value 75 cents a yard. HH/ Gauge and Heavy Quality at 40 cents each or Our price 59 cents. mmstiPm for a pair. OUR CARPET DEPARTMENT Shows all the late Novelties of the Season at exceptionable Low Prices. In addition to a full line of Staple Shades our DRESS GOODS DEPARTMENT Exhibits a Magnificent line of Single Robes (only one pattern of each style thus assur ing exclusiveness to ladies purchasing them.) Ranging in price from 10 to $35 each. OUR CLOAK DEPARTMENT Will be opened early next week with the Choicest Productions of American and European Manufacturer. SAM BALDAUF. SAM BALDAUF. A. L. Johnson, M. D. *—AND —* Prof. C. Belmont The Electrical Doctors From Chicago, Have decided to reside permanently in Oskaloosa. and can cure any of the following disease* by the scientific application of electricity; Female Diseases, Seminal Emissions, Catarrh, Piles, Nervous Debility, Paraly sis, Rheumatism, Sexual Exhaustion, Kidney Disease and Asthma. £g*"The Doctors supplement the Scientific Electrical treatment by administer ing to their patients the finest medicines that are known. THEY PREPARE ALL THEIR OWN MEDICINES, thereby giving tbeir patients the full benefit of both Electrical and Medical treatments. Guarantee a Cure For Rupture Oskaloosa Testimonials VERSOS Fine-Spun Theories. — Harrison Township, Mahaska County, September 3,1859. A STTTM A To Drs. lohnson & Bel roont—Gentlemen.—l have suffered from Asthma AJ-iiAza.. f or 2* years, and after taking five of your admirable treats, and the med- Iciue you gave me. 1 feel as if I have a new lease of life. Am sure a few more treatments will entirely cure me. I recommend all who are suffering with asthma to place themselves under your oare. Thankfully yours. J. W. Blackstone. I 513 E Avenue west, Oskaloosa, August 38,1880. w,- r\rj nt «g a Drs. Johnson & Belmont:—l most cheerfully give you a testimonial as GiiVi A regards the rapid and wonderful cure your treatment has effected for me. i aad been suffering from Eczema in the neck and entire face since last May. My sufferings were Intense. I was worn out for want of sleep and could find no one to give me relief. You made a complete cure in ten days. I recommend you to all who are af flicted with this distressing disease, and shall be glad to answer any inquiries. Isaac Newton carson. ■ ■ 1 1 Third Ave, Oskaloosa, lowa, August 6,188©. A PTTTT? 'DTII?TTIUr A fPIQUA Dear Doctors:—Accept my thanks for the rapid AL U Ihi rvUCi UIYIAIIO ill and wonderful cure of my wife’s rheumatism, when ________________ you came to see her she had been confined in bod for five weeks, and kept getting worse all the time. You gave her the first treatment on Wednesday and on Sunday she sat up for dinner. Am sure, if she had not placed herself under your oare she would have been lame for life. We shall never forget your kiodness. Walter Mitchell, Engineer at Slebel A Esgen’s Mill. ■ in—| gifth st., Oskaloosa, lowa, Aug. 5,18?». MUSCULAR RHEUMATISM inmnial. I suffered Intense pain for three weeks, - and was confined to my bed, having lost the use of my right arm and left leg. You undertook my case on Thursday and on Monday I was enabled to leave my bed. I had not any pain alter the seoond treatment. I gtve you this so that others may know and get relief. Katie Toogood. 914 B Ave., West, Oskaloosa, lowa, Aug. 7,1888. DTT 1?Q To Dis. Johnson and Belmont: Gents.—l have been suffering intensely with piles, 1 ILiEiU and can say that you have wonderfully relieved me in one treatment, and feel sure that you will entirely cure me. a - K. McAdams. I Excelsior, lowa, August 7,1889. To Drs. Johnson and Belmont: Gents.—You have been treating me for paralysis now two weeks. lam feeling much stronger and have great hopes of ultimate recovery. I have been suffering for 18 ysars, ana you are tbe only doctors who bave giveu me any relief. You have my best thanks. slooQ Armstrong. 1 High Street, Oskaloosa, la., August 6,1589. Drs. Johnson and Belmont cured me of a severe attack of obolern m orM.!» 36 Tu „„, Buok ,„ il6 . Tape Worm Removed or no Pay. Their reception parlors are at Mrs. Waters’, Street House, Market St. Opposite Fire Bell. OSKALOOSA, IOWA. Where they may be consulted free of charge by all who are sick, n© natter what *h©*r ooiu plaint may be. GULDEN ROD. Sir. Walter Norris. Sometimes In the early springtime, The sunbeams floating round. Are caught out in the snowers And are washed into the ground. But, ’ere the summer’s over, They take root in the sod. And grow up with fresh brightness In the form of Golden Rod. FIVE HARVEST EXCURSIONS. The Burlington Route, C., B & Q. R. R., will sell from principal stations on its lines, on Tuesdays, August 6th aud 20th, September 10th and 24th, and Oc tober Btb, Harvest Excursion Tickets at Half Rates to points in the Farming Regions of the West, Southwest and Northwest. For tickets and further information concerning these excur sions call on your nearest C., B. & Q, ticket agent, or address P. S. Eustis, Genl Pass, and Ticket Agent, Chicago, 111. dAw MINNEAPOLIS EXPOSITION. Commencing Thursday, August 22d, and on each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday thereafter to and including Thursday, September 28th, the lowa Central Railway will sell tickets to Minneapolis and return at #8.45, lim ited to first Monday following. Sep tember 7th to 14th, inclusive, tickets will be sold at same rate, limited to September 16. „ _ , A. 1). Dwell*, A. G. P. A. E. A. Jones, Local Agent. d w »f 'it ; £ jv • PEERLESS DYES Sou>*£nueum WABASH HARVEST EXCUR SIONS. Once more the popular Wabash route is in the field with a full line of har vest excursion tickets to points in Southern Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, West of Missouri Rive, Indian Territory, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Dakota, Northwestern lowa and West ern Minnesota. Tickets will be sold August 6th and 20tb, September 10th and 24th and October Bth, good for 30 days at the low rate of one fare for the round trip. For all information call on the nearest Wabash ticket agent, or address, W. G. Martin, T. P. A., Des Moines, lowa. L. m. Martin, Com’L Agent, Dee Moines, lowa. F. Chandler, G. P. & T. A., 46w13 St. Louis, Mo. CENTRAL IOWA FAIR RATES. For the Mahaska County Fair the lowa Central Railway Company make a rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale August 25 to 30. limited to August 31st 300*52t0 sept 1 A. F. Banks, G. P. A. REMOVAL. W. G. Jones has moved his law office to suite No. 1, Frankel Block, West side square. 307d6-54wl mm Big Drive Dress Goods. IN order to make room in our Dress Good department, we offer about 3000 yards Assorted Dress Goods in 5 lots, every piece of which is marked down to only a fraction above half price.. Lot 1. 35 pieces plain and fancy single fold wor sted goods,assorted colors, have been sell ing all this season for 12 1-2 to 15c, cut down to only - 9c. Lot 2. 18 pieces double fold, plain and fancy dress goods, assorted colors—splendid goods for children’s school dresses. This lot was 25 and 30c, we offer them at - 19 c. Lot 3. 8 pieces is a small lot, but extra good val ue, double width All Wool, never offerod tor less than 40 cents, take your choice now for - -25 c. Lot 4. 24 pieces. This is the greatest 1 drive ot all —fine All Wool, 38 to 42 inch, import ed goods, all colors—nore of them less than 65c, mostly 75c —we offer them for this sale at the ridiculous low price of - - - - I- 49c. Lot 5. 10 pieceS? fine imported 42 inch goods are splendid value at former prices (90c and $1.00), in order to make room we have marked them - .* . . 62c. New Goods Arriving Daily. You are Cor dially invited to call. IORDAN & STONE IN —- y'