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$300,000 uIU $300,000
To loan at 6 per cent annual interest,
with privilege of payment of part or
whole loan on any interest pay day.
Have a large list of farm andoity
property to sell or trade. A.lso some
choice western land to sell or trade for
good farm or oity property.
looe; Loaned on 2dlMrtgage.
Call ;and, see me, overFra
ker’s shoe., store, Jon north side or
square.
John P. Hiatt,
Real Ret-at*. Loan and Insurance Agt*
S7yl and Notary Public.
Professional Cards.
line# or leu, per yur S 6 OO
Bees eddlOonal Une. 1 OO
MAJtBLE WORKsT
F. W. McCALL,
Oekaloosse Marble and Granite Works, »4
Him avenue west. O ekalooaa. lowa. **
DENTISTRY
MS. M. L. JACKSON,
Surgeon Dentist.
OSoe la £xonaa;e Block, on Hlffta avenue
wui, over itaier 4 dike’s drug store, Oaka
loosa, lowa. 10
INSURANCE.
"RALPH O’HARA.
represents the following wollknown and reliable
Fire Insurance Cos.
Office at | . „ _
iUnderwriters’ Agency, N. T
“The .. jHanover Fire, N. V.
Famous.” Continental, N. V.
Sun Fire Office, London.
9(11-209. London Assurance, London.
; Royal, Liverpool.
LUlrk 1m | Detroit Fire and Marine,
flip Ift |3t . p lre Bt .
SQtf
ATTORNEYS.
I^eJT^wTlakkkkty!
Aitorney-at-Law.
Office west side. Hoorn S, Frankel block, Os
kaloosa, lowa.
Jambs a. hick.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Ofllc over 115 High Avenue east, Oakaloosa
lowa.
DM. PBHDUB,
• Attorney-at-Law,
snd Notary Public, Bose Hlii. lowa. K_
WILL G. JONES,
A ttorney-at-La w,
And Notary Public. Offloe In Suite No. 1
Frankel Block. **
OLTON k MoCOY,
Attorneys- at-La w,
Oakaloosa, lowa. OAoe over Huber k Kal
bach's hardware store. kb
W, HASKELL, W. A. GBBBK,
• haskkll a cheek.
Attorneys-at-Law.
Office in Phoenix block, Oakaloosa, lowa,
Business promptly attended to, SOtf
yf H. KE STING,
Attorney At Law.
Will Practice In State and Federal Courts.
Office with C. P.Seatle A 00. Oakaloosa lowa.
Special attention given to Probate business and
Examination of titles.
JOHN F. 4 W. K. LACEY.
** Attorneyß-at-Law,
Offloe over 105 south Market street Oskaloo
sa, lowa. Prompt attention given to collec
tions. Probate justness will receive oareful
attention. Business attended to in the U. S.
and State courts. ‘Jo
J7l D. REID,
-*• • Counselor-at-Law
And Pension Attorney. 1 have had years
experience in pension matters; all soldiers
asked to consult me, no matter whether vou
have an attorney or not. Office in front
rooms over Geo. K Fraker 4 Co’s, north side
of square. 48tf
MEDICAL.
If JOSEPHINE TENNEX , M. D.
■***■• Physician and Surgeon.
Offloe 121 North Market street,
GEO. J. TURNER, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office in lowa Life and Endowment build
ing, over Picket's drug store. 2U5. Hesiderce 2
blocks south and 2 biocxs west of the Herald
offloe. 20
J. L. Oofflii. M. D. A. J. Hunter. M. D.
DBS. COFFIN & HUNTER.
HOMEOPATH UTk,
ffioe boors: Btolo a. to 4 and 7to 8 ( F. is.
Room, 6, Frankel Block,
DSKALOOUA IOWA.
Da. J. w. MOUGAN,
Eye and Ear Physician.
Ky-es oaref.illy tested and measured for specta
cles. Oako ooso. lowa, 90
BANKING.
BANKING HOUSE
-OF
•I. FRANKEL,
BDOCBBBOK.TO
Frankel, Bach & Co.,
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County.
Will receive depoalta and transact a general
banking, exchange, and collection business, the
same aa an Incorporated bank.
■xcbange on all the principal cities of the
United States and all citlea of Europe bought
and sold at sums to salt the purchasers.
Passage tickets to and from all points in
Europe for sale at the lowest rates.
Collections will receive prompt attention.
I do a strictly legitimate banking business,
and give the wants of customers special at
tention. 90
W. a. SiKvaas, C. 8 Lovlabd,
President. Cashier.
—THE—
(Maloosa National Bant
OF 08KAL008A, IOWA.
DIK80T0&S:
WS. H SISVBBS, J. Vf.MOdDI.US,
J. 8. Gates*, D. W. Lobuq, ( ’
J«o. J. Prior. Jr. H. L. Sprhorbl
'Jambs McCulloch.
COKKBB POKD 8 NTS fi
First National Bank, New York.
Oilman, Son 8 Go., New York.
First National Book, Chicago.
Cltlaen’s Nat’l Bank, Das Uoiaes.
Davenport NaTl Beak, Davenport.
J. A. L. Cboobbam, h. 8. Howard,
President. V.-Pres.
Jobb K Babvbs, Cashier.
HIiSUGODHTIBIE,
* OF OSKALOOSA, IOWA.
Organized Under the State Laws.
PAID UP CAPITAL. 1100,000.
- Stockholder* liable for doable the amount
of Capital Stock.
DIRECTORS:
J. A L. Croohkem, W. A. See vert. 8. H.
Mttibbe, Milton Crookham. Jamas Runyon,
C. U. Vernon, 8. Hodman, W.O.
liugiaod John Voorneos.
John Mask, aad
0. 8 Howard
zlnterest paid on long time deposit*.
a. Jos as Jso. H. W ARABS.
President. Cashier.
R. P. Baoub, Vice-President.
The Farmen’ A Traders’
NATIONAL BANK,
OP OgRALOOSA, IOWA.
CAPITAL 1100.000.
OOBRRSPONDKMTS:
First National Beak. Chicago.
Importers' and Traders’ National Bank. N. Y.
Veliev Nodosal Bank, Dos Moines.
BKOMKT LAID As.
J. F, i ff. B. LICE?,
Land A Pension Agency.
VckwtoßOW book* > lane number of
(MWMtkooMita town; *l*o fenny tboansd
MmofwUdiud. [r you bore neal eatato to
Mil or vtafc to b«r, jri*e us o call. Wo p*j
ton* ia oar port Of the ototo. Convey anoi tig
iooo. OflLoe over 106 M alorket otreot. 0»kn~
loose. (an. Om haedred aloe buiidiaff lota
to Lseey's odrttßoo to Ookolooao.
ruraion rioocaui.
M*>r ore ooutled to oo looraoaa of pan*
atooood o *r»*t moor bountlea ore no void ood
ooatioolaHiio ood book pay doe. Three soot*
tors vo *i»o prompt ood careful ottandoo.
Mo akoryea only wbao wirosrefttL mt
Cowan & Hambleton’s
Lou & Abstract Office.
aaoanno toioao *t« per oon tin barest oalvt
4r fl l»h»noaa«|*MidarAMnitßaaki
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VOL. 42, NUMBER 28. OSKALOOSA, MAHASKA COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1892. ESTABLISHED 1850,
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attacked by fits, has not bad any symptoms of
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THE HERALD-
Circulation Nearly Three Thousand.
At Two Dollars Per Annum
ALBERT W. SWALM,
Editor and Proprietor.
OSKALOOSA, I I - IOWA
February 25, 1892.
—From our good friend, Maj. Stan
ton, of who with his fam
ily i 9 sojourning for the winter in
Florida, comes an orange wood cane,
with a baby alligator sunning himself
on the handle. We have domesticated
it alongside of a Mexican stick sur
mounted by snakes and lizards, and
they are a happy family.
—The Keokuk Trade Annual that
comes from the Gate City’s presses is
tnis year more creditable that ever. It
is a substantial display of Keokuk’s
business enterprise and prosperity,
handsomely illustrated and with well
written text to amplify the subject, if
Keokuk had no other way to exhibit
its growth from year to year than this
trade review it would be enough, and
would be alike honoring to it and to
the enterprise of its best known jour
nal, the old Gate Pity.
—Preeident Harrison on Tuesday
transmitted a message to Congress
recommending an appropriation to car
ry out the act of the last Congress for
the protection of miners in the territo
ries. This was the bill of Major Lacey,
which passed the Senate too late for its
provisions to be provided for,and which
was the last bill signed by the President
at the close of that session. It is a hu
mane act,and now will be promptly put
into proper result. Iu his message on
this subject the President truly urges
that “economies which involve a sacri
fice of human life are intolerable.”
Had this measure been in operation the
frightful accident at Krebs, involving
its appalling sacrifice of life, would
have been avoided.
—The legislative circles at Des
Moines have a morsel of scandal to
chaw over that is nasty enough to fit
in Zolas’ “La Terre.” A tough woman
named Jennette Allen keeps a notori
ous place in the “Whitechapel” district,
and the police made a raid, catching a
dozen fellows of the legislative sort,
chiefly senators, and all of them were
taken in in the usual way. The beast
of human sort don’t seem to know the
control of place—any more In Des
Moinee than in France. These fellows
will go home to their families in April,
expect to be received with respect and
attention—and foolish women will also
extend the affection of body, heart and
soul. And the fellows will, with one
accord, make excuse and lie out of it
as far as possible, and the world will
go on wagging in its old and accus
tomed way. but it is a shame on lowa
just the same—no odds who is in the
nasty muck.
API ENOLIXHMAN’X OPINION.
It takes an impartial Englishman,
says the London Financial News, to
give the average American “reformer”
points as to the workings of the Amer
ican system of protection and reci
procity.
Col Howard Vincent, member of
parliament for Sheffield, on returning
from his recent visit to Canada and the
United States, expressed the following
opinion of the McKinley bill, in an
swer to the questions of a reporter:
“Can you Bive me any information
about the working of the McKinley
tariff?”
**l can tell you this: 1 believe it to
be a tremendous success for America,
and to be doing a great deal to give
American wages to American working
men.”
"Then you do not believe it is going
to be repealed V”
“Not for a minute. The Democrats
are changing their tone, and openly de
claring that they are no longer advo
cates of free trade.”
KNOCKED OUT.
NO MORE CITY CASH FOR PAVLNG-BK
CAUBK IT HAS SPENT ITS PAVING
FUND.
The legal committee of the city coun
cil was authorized to consult Judge
Blanchard on the question of what the
city could do in the paving matter—
the paving fund not only having been
exhausted, but also anticipated to a
considerable amount on the present
levy. The opinion knocks out the
city’s part of the West First and High
Avenue work, and 4 that .being knocked
out the whole matter will necessarily
drop out, unless some way can he
found to raise the money, and that
seems to have been legally forestalled.
It would appear to have been wise to
have looked this ground over fully be
fore starting in on the inew work, and
so save disappointment and the dis
content naturally follow.
The opinion of Judge Blanchard is as
follows:
To the Legal Committee of the City
of Oskalooea; Gentlemen.—ln answer
to the question submitted to me, in
substance as follows, viz:
“Can the city in anticipation of its
paving fund tax, issue its warrants or
sell its bonds in payment of paving of
intersections of streets and alleys to be
hereafter done, the city being already
at the constitutional .limitation of in
debtedness Y”
After carefully examining the stat
utes and decisions bearing upon this
question 1 feel compelled to apswer
that the city cannot thus increase its
It is true that the statute authorizes
the city council to levy a special tax
of two mills on the dollar for the pur*
pose of creating a paving fund, and to
anticipate the collection thereof by
borrowing money and pledging such
tax, whether levied or not, for the pay
ment of the money so borrowed.
Under this statute yon might issue
bonds and sell them if you had not
already reached the limit of your in
debtedness. The city of Dee Moines
did issue its bonds under this very
statute and they were held valid by
the Supreme Court. But the court
was careful to guard its opinion by
saying that while under the statute
the city might make improvements in
any one year, to any extent it chose, it
must be within the limitation of the
constitution as to the indebtedness it
might contract.
There is no doubt but that the 5 per
oent limitation as provided in the con
stitution will be held to apply to any
indebtedness created for paving the
streets. In one ease the court say:
“Certainly it includes the necessary
as well as convenient improvement of
the streets. It matters not how or for
what purpose the indebtedness was in
creased, it is prohibited, unless it can
be shown to be reasonably certain
such indebtedness can be liquidated
and paid from ordinary currant reve
nue of the elty.”
In the same ease the court holds that
when it takes the revenues of two
{ears to pay the indebtedness incurred
s one, or previously, the constitutional
limitation should be applied, and such
indebtedness Is prohibited.
Knowing the great desire of the citi
zens to have the work of paving push
ed as fast as possible. I have endeav
ored diligently to find some method by
which the city could legally proceed
with the work, but the existing in
debtedness of the city seems to be an
,arthMr
$16,033.001
From March 1, 1891, to February 1,
1892, the general i and of the city was
drawn on for the amount named—an
excess of nearly double, not quite, for
the preceding year
On February J, 1891, there was out
standing warrants on the general fund
of $4,260. One year later there was
outstanding on the same fund $10,450,
or an increase of about $6,000 1 And
on that the city is paying the usual six
per cent interest.
Where is this thing going to end V In
bankruptcy, of course. The five per
cent limit of indebtedness is quite
largely exceeded to-day, and the rate
of taxation as a total simply enormous.
The wide-open and irresponsible poli
cy of the present city administration is
responsible for this great overdraft
and for its killing results.
The present mayor placed his com
mittees in such form that this result has
followed, and if the tax payers of the
city care anything about the future
welfare of the place they must them
selves see u> it that the remedy is ap
plied at the right time and at the right
place.
A bankrupt town can never prosper,
under any circumstances, and any pub
lic action that leads to such condition
is not only folly gone to seed, but it is
criminal as well.
What are you tax payers going to do
about it?
lowa’s Possibilities.
Jamct Wilson.
The great strides lowa is making are
a menace to more than one locality .The
millers at their late meeting tell ub our
State grew 35,000,000 bushels of wheat
m 1891. This is grown under very dif
ferent conditions from those common
twenty-live years ago. Wheat is now
grown in rotation with grass and pas
turing,and by such methods wheat can
be grown indeliniiely. In connection
with the cow' and her progeny, lowa
can grow very large quantities of
wheat. Our wheat growing neighbors
are going through the soil-robbing sys
tem that lowa discarded for the milk
cow years ago. Even lowa soil would
not endure the soil-robber. But lowa
soil did recuperate and respond to bet
ter systems, to clover, to rotations, to
grazing to corn growing. Our neigh
bors to the west and north and south
west are robbing their soils to draw
upon nature's accumulations. They
get crops now and then. When their
soils refuse to grow grain perpetually
to be exported as our refused, then the
test of soils will come. With the kind
liest feelings for the north that has not
a corn climate and the west and south
that have not moisture to grow grass
es, the soil and climate conditions of
lowa will bring about serious
competition for all our neighbors.
There is not a crop grown in our
state that can not be doubled by bet
ter management, and that will not be so
doubled, and that very soon. Our state
as a commonwealth does little for the
advancement of agriculture, but the
people do. Our various associations
for the industries of the state are doing
great things for lowa. The horse men,
the cattle men, the sheep men, the hog
men, the poultry men, the horticultur
ists, the dairy men, the breeders, the
farm editors and others are lifting lowa
farm management up very fast. Our
totals in all directions are amazing, look
at whichever you will. Still, for all
our great magnitude of crops, lowa is
only being scratched. A third of the
state needs tile draining. A fourth,
perhaps, has never been turned by the
plow or the tame grass plant. Scarcely
a pasture has plants enough growing
on it, hardly a tithe of our corn fodder
is saved, herd after herd has no good
blood in it, very many farms have too
little protection for stock. We sell
grain and we sell stock tnat is fed else
where. We are making giant strides
to improve, and yet we are fearfully be
hind true ideals. lowa lands are unique
in their native excellence. lowa
farmers are only beginning to real
ize what they are possessed of in
them. The Homestead corn premiums
are paid to men who grow over 100
bushels an acre. That will be done
soon in every township in lowa. Win
ter wheat on the college farm yielded
over forty bushels an acre, corn over
eighty—rather a poor farm at that.
Cows give over 2,000 pounds of milk
in a month. Colts weigh 1,600 at three
years old. Steers weigh 1,800 at the
same age. Sheep shear twenty pounds
and swine weigh 300 pounds at eight
months old. Some single acres keep
a cow all summer, and when cut green
and fed in the stable average acres yield
enough to feed a cow the equivalent of
two years. These are samples of what
lowa is doing here and there, but that
can be equaled in all the townships of
lowa. How are our neighbors to com
pete with this. Of course our lands
will double and quadruple in price, as
better management developes their
capacity, and it will always require
effort to make interest on cost, but
there is more room to improve in our
state estimating from to-day’s condi
tions than there was between the time
the territory became a state and the
the present time.
BOARD PROCEEDINGS.
Oskaloosa, lowa, Feb. 16,1892.
Board met puruaant to call of chair
man; members all present.
First comes the petition to release
mortgage on e% of s qr sec 25, and
of ne qr of sec 36 in twp 76, n range 14
west, Mahaska county, lowa, it beiDg
the property of Henry Knox and Mar
garet Knox his wife, the above mort
gage having been paid, and the treas
urer is ordered to cancel the same.
The auditor is instructed to abate
the tax of Emily J. Coryell on lot 17,
Houtz’s 2d add to Oskaloosa lowa, as
recommeded by the city council, for
the year 1891.
It is hereby ordered by the hoard of
supervisors that Mahaska county re
tain and employ J. F. Lacey and H.
$. Winslow as attorneys in the matter
of the claim of Young and the city of
Oskaloosa vs. Mahaska county, for
paving around the public square, now
in litigation against Mahaska connty.
Moved that the board adjourn.
E. C. Hull, Chairman.
M. D. Burket, Auditor.
School Statistic*.— State superin*
tendent Sabin’s biennial report, jost
issued, gives a number of Interesting
figures concerning tbe magnitude and
growth of our public school system. In
the state there are 4,661 school districts
—3,463 independent districts and 1,198
district townships. The number of
sub-districts is 8,965. The whole num
ber of rooms in these schools is 16,032,
1,864 in graded schools and 12,178 un
graded. The average school year is 7.8
months. There are 26,769 teachers in
the schools—s,22B males and 21,541 fe
males. The average monthly compen
sation of the male teachers is 937.54
and of the females 930.53. The num
ber of scholars is 668,541—339,389 males
and 328,572 females. Of this number
503,755 are enrolled in our public
schools, which have an average daily
attendance of 817,867. Tbe whole num
ber of school houses is placed at 13,129,
a gain of 122 in 1891. The buildings are
valned at 913,184,944, and contain ap
paratus valued at 3404,534. There are
177,891 growing trees in school yards,
mid 96,701 volumes in school libraries.
The number of sohools teaching the
effects of stimulants is 15,249.
Cannot Bell Out,—An order has
been issued by General Superintradent
H. F. Boyce, of the O. B. I, & J*, in re
gard to men drawing their wages from
tbs pay car. The order states that tbs
practice of assigning wages or transfer
log them to others Is not approved by
the eampaay, and that it will not be
tolerated in any case hereafter, except
THE POOR RUSSIANS.
Wbat an American Trnelei
Saw in Rnssia.
An Offloial of tha Government Wxitei
of the Famine—Ho taji Corn Should
Not bo Ground Into Moal Before it ii
Shipped—A Letter to Mias Clara
Dr. Walter Kempster who furnishes
the American National bed Cross the
facts stated in his letter published be
low is an agent of the United States
government. He became thoroughly
acquainted with the situation in liuasia
while traveling as commissioner to en
quire into the causes of emigration. He
took special pains to visit and study
the lower classes of people away from
the main lines of travel in a way that
no other traveler has done.
Dr. Kempster says we need not con
concern ourselves about converting
lowa’s corn into meal when it gets to
Russia. He says there are numerous
mills on all the streams where peasants
take their grists of rye and wait for it
to be ground as farmers used to do in
this country. Time, he urges, is far
more important than the grinding of
the corn in the United Slates. A peo
ple who habitually live on refuse rye
such as cannot he sold in the market,
which is made into black bread for
food even in the best, will not question
whether corn should be ground or not.
While they are living on pig weed seed,
smutted rye, tiee bark chaff and other
things that it would sicken one to name.
This is a practical view to take of it.
Following is the correspondence be
tween Miss Clara barton, president of
the American Red Cross and Dr. Wal
ter Kempster, American Emigrant in
Ruissia:
Washington, D. C., Jan. 27th. Dr.
Walker Kempster. Dear Sir:—Refer
ring to our conversation in regard to
your recent visit to the famine stricken
districts of Russia, may I ask if you
will kiudly give me a statement de
scribing the real condition of the peas
ants. Your testimony and that of your
associate, Col. Weber, will help us bet
ter understand the true state of this
suffering humanity.
Your large professional experience
gives you the right to speak in plainest
terms of what you know and learned
from trustworthy resources, regarding
the needs of these unfortunate people.
Very truly, Clara Dabton,
President American National Red
Cross.
Following is Dr. Kempster’s reply to
Miss barton’s request:
Washington, D. C., Jan. 28. Miss
Clara barton. Dear Madam —Your
favor asking me to describe the real
condition of the peasants in Russia, as
observed by Col. Weber and myself
during our recent trip through that
country, etc., is at hand.
To describe their actual condition
would be to write a chapter of horrors
that I do not feel myself competent to
do.
Starvation is more widespread and
desperate than the officials seem will
ing to acknowledge, or than the world
understands. The public have been
led to believe that the famine is re
stricted to the provinces of eastern
Russia alone,and is spoken of in journ
als as “the famine of the Volga.”
As a matter of fact, the famine is
general, and the area of the famine
district would be best descrived by say
ing that nearly all the territory south
of a line running east and west through
the latitude of St. Petersburg, and com
prising the entire area from the west
ern to the eastern border of the empire,
a territory nearly equal iu size to the
United States of America, is the fam
ine district, containing a population ot
more than 35,000,000 soul ? £ss J9I
It is true that in a few provinces
within this area a small crop of grain
was harvested, hut it was sold and
snipped oat of the country before the
officials acknowledged the existence of
the famine anywhere. The peasants
live upon coarse rye bread and cab
bages, rarely any meat in the best of
times, and it is the failure of the rye
crop that has caused such widespread
starvation, and there is nothing to re
place it, for little corn is grown.
The most appalling condition exists
in those provinces near the Volga, but
before I left the country in September
last 1 saw men and women in the west
ern provinces, hollow-eyed, gaunt, de
spairing, starving children crying for
a bit of black bread, which was then
grudgingly given, and that awful cry
of the men, “We are starving, we are
not beggars, give us work or bread,’’can
never be forgotten.
The condition must be much worse
now, because they have added to the
calamity the piercing cold of a long
winter.
I would suggest that your supplies be
shipped direct to Libeau, thence by rail
to a depot, say at Smolensk, where con
verging lines of railway will make dis*
tribution more rapid.
The supplies must be sent away from
the stations on sleighs or wxgons across
the country, for railroads are not num
erous, aud the population is scattered
in numberless small villages.
I would venture to suggest that corn
should be sent, for the reason that it is
so much cheaper than wheat or rye,
while its nutritive quality is equal,and
you will therefore save many more
lives by sending the lower priced grain.
Whatever you do,let it be done quick
ly, for while you wait hundreds are dy
ing of starvation and its twin horror
famine fever.
Wishing you God speed in your noble
work, I am, Very respectfully,
Walter Kempstkr.
HOW’S* HIS?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall’s Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Proprietors,
Toledo, Ohio.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
him perfectly honorable In all business
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligations made by the firm.
West & Traax, Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo, Ohio.
Warning, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists. Toledo, Ohio.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Price 75c
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Horse Stolen.- Last Saturday night
a good driving horse was taken from
the premises of Mr. Burget, who lives
a few miles south of Deep Biver. The
thief then went southwest a few miles
to Aleck Lester’s and took a harness
and buggy. Tbe tracks were followed
the next morning across fields and along
the roads to Roberta’ mill. No farther
word has yet been reoeived. From the
way the acrose-field roads were fol
lowed, it is thought the thief was well
acquainted with the vioinity.
Truk Enough.— The Dry Goods
Chronicle sensibly says thafmany mer
chants think that their names are so
well known that they do not need to do
any advertising. They, however, for
get that every year brings into trade a
new generation of dealers and closes
out a certain percentage of the older
ones. They also forget how easy it is
for one to drop from the calendar of
time or pass oat of recollection unless
the oobwebs in memory’s chain are con
stantly brushed away„by keeping one’s
name before bis friends, tbe public.
The fact of letting the public know that
you arc still in trade brings much grist
to your mill that would otherwise prob
ably atop somewhere else. Men in
trade an never too; well known to leave
their business ont,of the columns of tbe
newspaper. The, business man who
•ays be ‘never, advertises’ most take
down his sign, stop sending out circu
lars and dispatching salesmen to sell
his wares, for all this is advertising. 1 *
Billy Ho Mahon.— Will Looft has
just sold his young trotter, Billy Mc-
Mahon, to eastern parties for the snog
sum of 96,000.
THEY “MONKEYED.”
THE CITY LIGHTING HAS A FI ASCO—THE
COUNCIL MEETS TO LET AN ARC LIGHT
CONTRACT—BUT THEY HAVE NO BIDB
- FROM THE EDISON COM
PANY.
The City Council met on Friday
morning, in special session, and then
and there rejected ail bids before them
for the electric lighting of the city, and
set the hour of 8 in the evening for the
consideration of new bids—arc light
only to be called for, and for that, it
was said there would be six votes to
make a contract—there being live regu
lar on all the preliminary business—
Winter, Harrington, Prescott, Stumps
and New brand.
BIGHT HERE
it should be said that the bids received
at the several meetings prior were as
follows: At the meeting about two
weeks ago the light committee made
their report, which in substance was aa
follows:
After looking carefully over the
ground we hud that it will take eighty
1200 candle power arc lights or 250 in
candescent 20 candle power lights to
properly light the city of Oskaloosa.
The committee had gone on a tour to
see street lighting in other places,—be
ing taken out by the Thompson—Hous
ton company, in charge of Mr. Bowen.
The matter was then sent over one
week, but the bids were as here given:
The Oskaloosa Gas and Electric Light
Company’s bid is for 5 or 10 years,will.
16 candle power gas, sl4 par year for
lamp post, to burn 1276 hours during
the year. Lamps to be cared for by the
company.
The Thompson-Houston Electric com
pany proposed to furnish 50 or more
1200 candle power lamps at S7O per
year on a basis of a 10 year contract,
dame on a live year contract $77.50 per
lamp. 2,000 candle power lamps S9O
each per year on a ten year contract,
and SIOO each on a live year contract*
20 candle power incandescent lamps cn
a ten year contract $15.50 each; on a
live year contract $17.50. If two hun
dred lights are used sls and sl7 each.
Lamps to burn till 1 o’clock a. m.
The Edison Company proposed to re
new their present contract, 166 incan
descent lights, 16 candle power,slß each
per year, and $33.33 per month for the
24 lights around the park which burn
all night.
THERE WAS A DIVISION
in the council on the matter—s to 4,and
one“scattering”—between a full or par
tial arc light system. Harmony was
not there, and don’t seem to be coming
that way at any rapid gait. After sev
eral meetings, the action was taken as
given for Friday, and assurances were
given that the matter would be settled
at the evening meeting, dead sure, and
that the arc lights would be the thing,
‘and don’t you forget it 1”
BUT ALAS AND ALACK !
The majority Ijad “monkeyed” too long
with the matter. While they were
meeting, kicking and adjjurning, the
two great electric light companies of
the world—the Edison and Thompson-
Houston—had arranged a plan of mu
tual combination, and in that way kill
off all such competition as was before
the council. So when the council met
to reach out after the T.-H. bid, it was
not there—but instead of that there was
a courteous note of thanks from the
gentlemanly agent, Mr. Bowen, saying
that by {order of his superior officers he
was “not in it,” and withdrew from the
competition. It was a keg of cold water
on the arc light boys, a surprise party,
in fact, a “dazer,” and all that. They
saw that they had“played on the grass”
when they should have been doing the
business of accepting some bids—and
so the T.—H. arc lights—best on earth
—went glimmering away into the fu
ture like passing stars. Then there
was a call for more bids, and W. A.Mc-
Neili,presidentof the local Edison com
pany, made the following proposition:
The Oskaloosa Edison Light Com
pany propose to contract with the city
on the following basis. We will fur
nish you 15 or less, 2,000 candle power
arc lights, using the same that are now
in use here, at $7 dollars each per
month, and 100 or more incandescent
24 candle power lights at $1.50 each per
month, contract to be for 5 years, and
council to have an option to change
same to 65 or more 1,200 candle power
arc lights at $77.50 each per annum, or
65 2,000 candle power arc lights at SIOO
each per annum, and cancel contract so
far as it relates to incandescant lights.
This will give the olty 50 per cent more
light for each incandescant light, and
10 2,000 candle power arc lights instead
of four, which you now have, and will
cost the city less money than they are
now paying.
This was answered by a motion by
Winter, seconded by Harrington, and
voted for by those two and Prescott,
Stumps and Newbrand, that the clerk
advertise in electric journals for bids,
to bo opened March 4, for 65 or more
1,200 power arcs. McMullin, Wightman,
and the two Phillipses voted no—but 5
to 4 goes, and bids will be asked accord
ingly. And that is the way, manner
and form that the matter has been man
aged. “Monkeying” never pays!
Mr. Harrington brought up the mat
ter of making the city lines even with
the township of Oskaloosa, but nothing
was done about the matter. A census of
the city was ordered taken, to hunt the
8,000 people we are supposed to have,
and the matter was referred to the
mayor with power to act and to seethe
work done. It is needed, so It is said
by the mayor and Mr. Harrington, to
bring the oity under the provisions of
several statutes governing cities of
7,000 or more, touching taxation and
other matters.
Chaut auqu ans.- A f air-sized|and at
tentive aadience,oomp'>sed of Chaataa
quans and other literary people of Os
kalooeajnet Wednesday evening at the
Presbyterian ohurcb to discuss the pro
priety of forming a local onion of Chan
tanqua circles in this city. Mrs. A.E.
Shipley, president of the Columbia
Circle and chairman of the committee
on organisation, presided. The princi
pal speaker, Mr. Mitchell, of Colfax,
who is superintendent of Chantanqna
work in eastern lowa, oooupied a short
time speaking of the aim and snooess
of the Ohautanqna idea; also setting
forth the advantages to be gained by
onion of strength in literary work. He
is a pleasant speaker and an energetic
and enthusiastic C. L. S. T. worker.
The Bev. Mr. Geiger in bis usual en
tertaining way made a few remarks
favorable to the formation of a anion
of Chautauqua circles in our city. Re
ports were read from the various cir
cles here, showing a decided Increase of
interest in the worMs also in the num
ber of readers. By no means the least
fsatore of Interest at the meeting was
the very excellent music furnished by
Prof. Van Bteenderen, Mrs. Van Bteen
deren and Miss Hutchinson. At the
close of the meeting the Mahaska
County Chautauqua Union was organ
ised and around this nucleus it is hoped
many literary additions may form, un
-1 ttl Urge proportions art reached.
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The man who shows too much of a Chris
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them and good health will quickly follow.
They eradicate the Germs of disease, in
crease the appetite, improve the digestion,
and strengthen the system. Ask your
druggist for them. Price 25 cents. Sent
on receipt of price by John D. Park &
Sons Co., wholesale agents, 175, 177 and
179, Sycamore SL, Cincinnati, Ohio. Green
& Bentley, Agents.
Always ready to take a hand in conver
sation-deaf and dumb people.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.
To those who do good in the morning
every after hour brings pleasure.
The Population of Oakalooea
Is about 8,000, and we would say at least
one-half are troubled with some affection
of the Throat and Lungs, as those com
plaints are, according to statistics, more
numerous than others. We would advise
aU our readers not to neglect the opportu
nity to call on their druggist and get a
bottle of Kemp’s Balsam for the Throat
and Lungs. Trial size free. Large bottles
50c and $L Sold by all druggists.
One of the hardest lines of duty to a
woman is the clothes line.
As Staple as Coffee.
“Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy ‘is as
staple as coffee in this vicinity. It has
done an immense amount of good since its
introduction here.” A. M. Nordeli, Ma
ple Ridge, Minn. For sale by J. H. Pick
ett vnd Green & Bentley.
Never forget that the end of a sermon is
the salvation of the people.
Wonderful Gains.
Dr. Miles’. Nervine not only cures all
nervous diseases, headache,blues, nervous
prostration, sleeplessness, neuralgia, bt.
Vitus dance, fits and hysteria, but also
builds up the body. “1 am pleased to say
that after years of intense suffering with
nervous disease, headache and prostration
1 tried Dr. Miles’ Restorative Nervine and
in two weeks gained eight pounds in
weight. I could not lie down to sleep but
now sleep perfectly easy, and am now im
proving wonderfully. Cannot say enough
for the nervine.—Mrs. L. B. Milliard, Dun
kirk, N. Y.” “One customer used Nerv
ine and gained fifteen pounds in flesh. —
Brown & Maybury. Cortland, N. Y. Trial
bottle and elegant book free at druggists.
God created the heaven and the earth in
six days, but it took him forty years to get
Moses meek enough for his purpose.
1 used three bottles of“ Mother’s Friende
and when I was sick I never went to bed
until i2:30, and my boy was born at 3 a.m,
with scarcely any pain. I will do all I can
in recommending it to expectant mothers.
Yoor thankful friend,
Mbs. B. F. Waltebhus.
Marion, 0., SepL, 1890.
The man who starts out to use up the
Bible will be too old to enjoy the victory by
the time he gets through with it.
Rheumatism Cubed in a Day.—
“Mystic Cure” for Rheumatism and Neu
ralgia radically cures in Ito 8 days, its
action upon the system is remarkable and
mysterious. It removes at once the cause
and the disease disappears. The first dose
greatly benefits, 75 cents. Sold and guar
anteed by Green & Bently, Druggists, Os
kaloosa. • wivyl
If some men could only be convinced
that it pays to be good,they couldn’t be
kept out of church with a gun.
From Hotel Dellone.
Mr. C. W. Reed, proprietor of the Hotel
Deilone, Omaha, one of the finest, new
and moddern hotels in the west, says of
Chamberlain’s Cengh Remedy: “We nave
used it in our family for years with the
most satisfactory result, especially for our
children, for colds and croup. It can be
depended upon: besides it is pleasant to
take and seems to be free from chloroform
and tbe oily substances put into many
cough mixtures.,’ 25 cent, 50 cent and one
dollar bottles for sale by J. H. Pickett and
Green A Bentley, druggists.
Many a man will make a speech for mis
sions who will never put a nlckle in the
basket for them.
Miss Flora A. Jones, South Bend, Ind.
Purchased a bottle of your “Blushes” of
Arend, corner of Fifth avenue ane Madi
son street. I find it delightful. Will glad
ly recommend it to others. Yours respect
fully, Fred M. Roberts, with Marshall
Field & Co., Chicago, 111.
Mr, Roberts is not the only one who
finds “Blushes of Roses” delightful, as
many ladies and gentlemen can testify,
who nave purchased it from Green A Bent
ley. 4
The only way to get some people to take
a front seat In prayer meeting is to move
the pulpit.
For the Children-
“In buying a cough medicine for chil
dren,” saysH. A. Walker, a prominent
druggist of Ogden Utah, “never be afraid
to buy Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy.
There is no danger from it and relief is
sure to follow. 1 particularly recommend
Chamberlain’s because 1 have found it to
be safe and reliable. Twenty-five and fif
ty cent bottles for sale by J. H- Pickett
and Green A Bentley, druggists.
The religion that is only worn at church
is like political honesty just before election.
GunatwdOnrs far
The first bottle of Dr. Detehon’s “Mystic
Core” for Rheumatism and Neuralgia is
guaranteed to benefit or money promptly
refunded. You run no risk. Try It. It
usually cures in Ito 8 days. 75 cents.
Sold and guaranteed by Green A Bent
ley, druggists, Oskaloosa.
English Spavin Liniment removes all
Hard, Soft or Calloused Lumps and Blem
ishes from horses, Blood Spavins, Curbs,
Splints, Sweeney, Ring-Bone, Stifles, and
Sprains, all Swollen Throats, Coughs, etc.
Save 550 by use of one bottle. Warranted
tbe most wonderful blemish cure ever
known. Sold by Green A Bentley, Drug
gists, Oskaloosa, lowa. 6yi
Itob, Mange and Scratches on human or
animals cured in 80 minutes by Woolford’s
Sanitary Lotion. This never fails. Sold
by Green A Bentley, Druggists. l&yl
A Farmer’s Opinion.—A farmer
told the editor of the Sigourney qews
the other day: “I know by experience
that if we pay oar merchants what we
owe them and then want to bay goods
ip qualities and pay cash, we ran buy
as cheap at home, qualities considered,
as anywhere la the world; and again,
who will bay one of oar farms in tbs
vicinity of a village all ran down for
lack of support? If we wants prosper
ous town ws must keep all the money
in it we can,”
I WM. i lIMIiMI. r
OSKALOOSA ABROAD.
ITEMS CLIPPED FROM EXCHANGES RE
LATING TO OUR PEOPLE AND THE CITY
IN GENERAL.
. Neto Sharon Star.
Not even the rigors of an lowa win
ter can chill the ardor of some Oska
loosa lovers. The Herald reports a
February hugging match beneath the
naked boughs of maple trees. Perhaps
the cold was less to be dreaded than the
parental No. 9 boot.
Marshalltown Times-Republican.
If there is one thing more than an
other that the lowa Central has been in
need of for some time, it was a first
class eating house,in order to accommo
date their patrons. This they now have.
The hotel at the Oakaloosa depot, hith
erto known as the “Victor,” has been
leased and thoroughly overhauled. The
rooms have been papered and painted,
steam put iu, and the hotel made first
class in every particular. Train No. 1,
coming north, will stop there for break
fast at 7:33. and No. 2 south for supper
at 7:40. The hotel has been leased to
Mrs. Mary Miller, and that is sufficient
guarantee that it will be first class, and
will henceforth be known as “The Mil
ler.” It was opened to the public to
day.
Ottumwa Courier.
“Say, gentlemen,” said a traveling
man to a quartet of salesmen on a “Q v
train this week, “do you know that Ot
tumwa and Oskaloosa have some of the
finest and withal the cleverest men con
nected with their wholesale grocery
couses in the country V Now we will
take Major Mahon, who buys for J. H.
Merrill & Co ,of Ottumwa. He is a man
who always takes you by the band,gives
a hearty welcome and finds time to lis
ten to your story on whatever you have
to sell. He’s quick in making up an
order and if he isn’t needing anything
he is so pleasant and genial that one
feels good after leaving his office
whether he sold him or not. Then we
have Maurice Majors who buys for J.
G. Hutchison & Co. He’s the type of
a gentleman and has made himself pop
ular with all the traveling men who
have any business with him. For a
young man and comparatively new in
the role of buyer, he is rapidly coming
to the front as one of the best in the
west. Leaving Ottumwa Igo to Oska
loosa and call on Spencer Bros. They
are always busy yet they find time to
extend the hand of good fellowship
and are so warm hearted and cheer?
with their greeting of “c ime iu the of
fice and take a seat’ that a fellow feels
like life is worth living after all. They
are also rapid buyers and a man never
looses any time selling them. Boys,
you can bet that if we ever have any
’snaps’ in our line just such men as the
above will be them every time.”
Sigourney News.
At the Shields meetings at Oskaloosa
2,500 signed the temperance pledge. If
the people of Oskaloosa wish to reap
any lasting benefits from the work done
they should hold regular meetings once
a week.or at least once every two weeks
and allow nothing to interfere with
their regular night. By that means
you keep all interested and they will
look forward to these meetings and keep
up the interest. If you allow the meet
ings to drag all interest will soon cease
and the majority of the former drink
ers will go back to boozing.
Pella Blade.
Mrs. Louisa Brown.of Oskaloosa,acd
Miss Mae Neibaus, of Peoria, Illinois,
who have been visiting in this city with
their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Reu
ver.sleft for Oskaloosa yesterday morn
ing. The ladies enjoyed themselves
immensely while in our city. They
are of a very happy disposition and
were very much pleased with our city
and its hospitable residents they had
the pleasure of getting acquainted with.
What Cheer Reporter.
Misses Alice and Zetta Dean drove
over to Oskaloosa Wednesday to attend
the funeral of a little nephew, son of
Mr. Goduer, who died of brain fever.
This is the second time in the last few
weeks that these young ladies have re
ceived a sad summons home.
Albia Union.
Col. Lofland, president of the Wells
Furnace C0.,0f Oskaloo3a,was in Albia
last Tuesday, settling with the parties
who have furnaces or other material
from his firm. The Col. thinks the new
post-office building is “about right,’’and
before another winter ought to be sup
plied with one of his heating apparatus
es to make it O. K. from bottom to
top.
Around the State.
Frank A. Elson, the advertising ar
tist of the Cedar Rapids Republican,
has received an announcement that his
sketch for Blackwell’s Durham To
bacco has been accepted. The com
munication was from the prominent
Arm of advertising agents, N. W. Ayer
& Son, of Philadelphia, and contained
a liberal bank check to pay for the
sketch.
A man is not only responsible for the
acts of wife, minor children, but for
the acts of his dogs as well. An aged
couple living near Columbus City, in
Louisa county, were driving along the
road; three dogs rushed out of a far
mer’s gate and frightened the horses,
causing a run-away. The driver was
killed. The owner of the dogs had to
pay all damages.
Notification has been received by the
officers of the I. N. (1. of the mustering
in of a new company of forty-seven
men at Ft. Dodge. The company will
be known as Company Q, and will take
the place of the company at Le Mars,
which was disbanded.
City Editor C. N. Nelson, of the Dav
enport Times, has accepted the manag
ing editorship of Cedar Rapids Gazette,
and the Davenport Business Men’s as
sociation has gracefully acknowledged
the value of the newspaper man’s pub
lic services with a resolution of regret
at his departure and congratulation of
Cedar Rapids upon the acquisition.
Richard Edmund Smith, a prominent
contractor and bridge builder, died at
Keokuk Wednesday last. He had re
sided in Keokuk tor forty years, and
for fifteen years had charge of the old
Des Moines Valley railway, now the
Rock Island, and the shops at that
place. He built the first passenger
coach constructed in lowa at those
shops.
A discussion brought up by the Phil
adelphia Press develops the seemingly
indisputable fact that Frank Carberry,
now editor of the Dubuque Times, was
the first man to enlist on the morning
after Fort Sumter was fired upon.
The Republican joint caucus for nom
inating candidates for trustees and re
gents of state institutions has been
called for Tuesday evening, March l,at
the capitol.
A call has been Issued for a meeting
of mayors of all cities of the second
class, to be held at the Savery House,
Des Moines, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 2
o’clock p, m A large representation is
hoped for and a profitable session ex
pected.
Penn College Notes.
Mac Chamberlain and Mrs. Bedinond were
chapel visitors Monday morning.
Penn was well represented at the O’Bell lec
ture.
Pres. Bosenberger is off again for a two weeks
trip thro’ the northwest.
The Penn quartette, Taylor Jackson. Fred
Ware, Irving Johnson and Will Pearson, gave a
concert In Pleasant Plain recently. We learn
that this It the first of a aeries to be given by
this most excellent quartette.
The juniors are considering the subject of
publishing an annual during the spring term.
Miss Dora White has been suffering lately
with her eyes. It Is hoped she may soon be
able to join her classes.
▲ contest for a Demoreet medal is soon to be
held In the college chapel.
Profs. Mlchener and Jones have lately receiv
ed from Borne a number of photographs taken
from the busts of the ancient Qreeelan and
Bom&n celehrltes. These are to be framed and
bung In the recitation rooms of the professors.
Much moves inspire enthusiasm and add inter
est to the work. The professors deserve much
credit for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
It has been considered wise by all concerned
not to gire the German comedy, "Dor Beffe alt
OnkeL’’ The plan was meeting much marked
opposition and was creating quite a little feel
ing among patrons ana students. There
ever, a movement on foot to give » German
evening hat will contain,!! is hoped, no object
ionable features.
Maime Goodrich and Ghriattne ShinnWk were
data visitors Tuesday afternoon.
S®on U |u«d*ya«wnoon chtpei
g|Tk* nuJlMt Pin in tW Worldly
-TuH’sTinv Pillsl
• To purj« the bowel* doM not make A
them rogulax; It leaves them in worse “
• condition than before. The liver is the _
•eat of trouble and the remedy must A
act on It. Tutt’s Tiny Liver Pills act,
• directly on that organ, causing a tfe»‘ A
flow of bile, without which the bow. dp
els are always constipated. Price, 35c.
•USE TUTT'S HAIR DYE;*
• a perfect imitation of nature; Impose-
ible to detect it. Price, SI per box. W
Office, 39 * 41 Park Place, New York.
•sssssssss
Bright's Disease o/abStSS;
end IiUPUKE BI.OOD arise from Dyspepsia
or Impaired Digestion. Restore that import
ant function with _ _
o££.*bul- Hoofland s
German Bitters.
YOU WILL ENJOY LIFE
and fear no evil. Sold everywhere, SI .oe.
Write for book, “Hints for Kitchen and Sick Room." free
JOHNSTON. HOLLOWAY A CO., Philed^phia,
Elys catarrh
CREAM BALMKpT^I
cleanses the ■CO/>w wf pS>\
Nasal Passages, J
Allays Pain andKlWEEi££RW < £'
Inflammation,
Heals the Sores, J *
Restores the
Senses of Taste
and Smell. 50c]
TBY THE OUBE.IWQf-EEVER
•ZA. particle is applied Into each nostril and is
agreeable. Price 50 cents at Druggists: by
mail, registered. 60 cts. ELY BROTHERS, 56
Warren street, New York.
SPECIFICS
For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Dogs, Hop,
AND POULTRY.
sit(: Page E®"b *n Treatment of Az lands
and Chart Sent Free,
aim: 1 Fevers,Lenge*t ions, Inflammation
A. A 1 Spinal Meni'jei 'i Milk Fever.
B.S.—Srruips, liitmenem, Rheum*M—.
C.C.—Disteioper. Nasal Discharge*.
or Grubs, Worms.
E,3U —Coughs, ilet vem Pneumonia.
F.F.—Collc o:* Gripes. Bellyache.
Hemorrhages.
H.H.—■ Urinary and Kidney Disease*.
I.l....Eruptive Diseases, Mange.
of Digestion, rnrslTilß
Single Bottle (over 50 aot>eex - - A 6
Stable Case. With Specifics. Manual. ..
Veterinary ’ore Oil and Medlcator, WAg
Jar Veterinary re Oil, • • 1.10
Spid br Druggists; or Sent Prepaid anywbtn
India any quantity on Receipt of Price-
HUMPHREYS’ MEDICINE CO»
Comer William and John Sts., New York.
f | homeopathic
IHUSPECIFIC No.uO
In use 30 years. The only stocessful remedy fog
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
and Prostration, from over-work or other causes
*} per vial, or 6 via s and large vial powder, for g&
SOLD by Druggists, or sent postpaid on receipt
Of price—HUMPHREYS’ MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. William and John Sts., N. Y.
Mom’s Tree el Li~
Moore’s Tree of Life is a positive oure for
Kidney and Liver Ccmpiaint and all blood dis
eases. Do3B it pay to suffer when you can be
cured by udng Moore’s Tree of Life, the Great
Life Remedy ?
“Let another man praise thee and not thine
own mouth; a stranger and not thine own
Ups.”
Kev. George Miller, Carlile, Iowa; Kev. An
thony Jacobs, Sidney, Iowa; Kev. J. W. Carter,
Pleasant Grove, Iowa; Bev. E. P. Perry, Ce
dar Hapids, Iowa; Bev. W. A. Idle, Leaven
worth, Kansas; Bev. J. T. Mumford, Emerson.
Iowa; Bev. J. W. Cathcart, Emerson, Iowa;
Kev. Gilman Parker, Emerson, Iowa; Hon. T.
J. Abel. Decatur, Illinois; W. A. Strong, Conn
ell Bluffs, lowa. When such men as the above
have given their testimony in praise of Moore's
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houses sa; they have given entire satisfaction
where they have been sold, what, better evi
dence do you want? Why should you suffer
when vou can be cured by using Moore’s Tree
of Life? Sold by Druggists. 3tf
Barter’s!
■PITTLE §■
fiIVER \ I
; H PIUS. M
CUFtf
Headache and relieve all the < oai
dant to a bilious state of the sys:- >•
Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsiness. Dh . eff
gating, Pain in the Bide, &c. While:' 4$
gCßoarkable success has been shown in j
SICK
yet Carter’s Little Liver PGOb tfi
equally valuable in Constipation, curing and pc« <
Venting this annoying complaint, while they a]M
correct all disorders of t h o stomach .stimulate tita
Bver and regulate the bowels. Even if theyoolj
“ HEAD
fAf&tthe? would be almo*tpricelea* to ffcowwM
from thii distressing complaint; butforttft*
turtsly theirgoodness does notend here,and thos#
Who once try them will find these little pillanto*
able In so many ways that they will not be wO»
Hag to do without them. But after aVislcfc hw4
ACHE
f&the tame of so many lives that her-? SnNffl
wemake our great boast. Our pills cur*- d -.’Mil
Others do not.
Carter’s Little liver Pills are ver- - . '• uw
very easy to take. One or two pills >'-4: > ioea.
They are strictly vegetable and do u - *?.*»<*
purge, but by their gentle action pi --- ? who
pae them. In vials at 25 cents; five tot SI. BOW
tj druggists everywhere, or sent by maiL
DARTER MEDICINE CO., New VOHU _
amiPiiL.sMiu.DDSf. paint
Faber’s 6olden Female Pills.
hitt For Female Irregular!-
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V on the market. Never
/ail. Successfully used
by prominent ladies
W' ! monthly. Guaranteed
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/, menstruation.
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TIE IPRRO NEDIGIRE COMPART.
II Washington St., CHICAGO, ILL
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WEAKNESS-MEN
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XVi'r'd-a cannot fail unless the
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heart. Drains at d losses
ended. Every obstacle
/ H to happy married life re
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L/l /J'lfl IM 2 U / will, energy, brain power,
JfrLpAy Vj fj[ when failing or loet are
•CF'// \ Sf ¥ restored by this treat-
il A fill J ment. All smalland weak
A A cssa-sasaa:
mv/a Ivr M V 1 Victims of abuses and
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V ened If quacks have rob-
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mailed sealed free. Over rafhreeees.
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MISCELLANEOUS.
J. P. Asher, 8. B. Sinclair. F. P. Brewer.
Tie 0. K.IS Mill Go.
Manufacturers of sash, doors, screens,
stairs, and all kinds of
Turning and Grille Work,
At Hamilton’s old stand, corner
Avenue Aland D Street wtf
RBfiLDIEFFENBACH’S
✓fflFdK PROTAGCN CAPSULES,
Sure Cure for Weak Men, as
A'# proved by reports of leading phy.
AgM <&\ sicians. State age in ordering.
mßh* SB 0< Price. SI- Catalogue Free.
KM~ CS 0 A Q A A rale and speedy
I lIN (« cure for Gleet.
;JhRHE MM W Slrlrlurrand all
4iM|unnatural discharges. Priceßß.
fjREEK SPECIFICeiTod
Wand Skin Disease*. Berof<
ulons Sores andSyphllltlc Affections, with*
out mercury. Price, 88. Order from
THE PERU DRUG & CHEMICAL CO. Aren’t*
|gg Wisconsin Street, MILWAUKSE, Wig,
BOW AREYOOR CLOTHES:
If they are getting shabby and you
are thinking of getting a new suit, call
on me at the old stand on the south
west corner of the square. I have all
the latest patterns in foreign and do
mestic goods and am prepared to do
good work at living prices. Remember
I have moved back to LEV’S old stand
Peter ci mitt,
THE MERCHANT TA LOR.
JAMES MATTISON,
Wholesale and Retail
DKALEH IN
Flour, Food and Grain,
No. 324 High Avenue West.
I keep Hay, Oil Meal and all
kinds of feed;
FLOUR
Of the very best. Pillsbury’s Best,
The standard of the world.
Peacock, Golden Belt, Orange Blossom,
&c.„&c. Also Salt.
Everything at the very lowest prices.
See my premiums on Flour.
ltf JAMES MATTISON.
LUMBER.
WM BURNSIDE.
LUMBER.
No. 500, West Hill Ayb.
Telephone No. 45.
C. M. Porter. W. 8, Hart
C. M. Porter Lumber Co.
LUMBER.
Comer Avenue A and D Street.
Telephone No 4.
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THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MONQf
It Is a seamless shoe, with no tacks or wax thread
to hurt the feet; made of the best line calf, stylish
and easy, and because tee make more shoes or this
grade than any other manufacturer , It equals hand
sewed shoes costing from 54.00 to $3.00.
C C 00 Genuine Hand-sewed, the finest calf
wwa shoe ever offered for $5.00; equals French
Imported shoes which cost from $3.00 to $12.00.
fii OO Hand-Sewed Welt Shoe, fine calf,
«F*Ws stylish, comfortable and durable. The best
shoe ever offered at this price ; same grade as cus
tom-made shoes costing from SB.OO to $9.00.
0 q 50 Police Shoe; Farmers, Railroad Men
90s and Letter Carriers all wear them; One calf,
seamless, smooth inside, heavy three soles, exten
sion edge. One pair will wear a year.
90 50 One caifi no better shoe ever offered at
9Mas this price; one trial will convince those
Who want a shoe for comfort and service.
99 MS and $2.00 Workingman’s shoes
9da* are very strong and durable. Those woo
have given them a trial will wear no other make.
B A Vfil *‘.‘.oo and *1.75 school shoes are
DUIO worn by the boys everywhere; they sell
mi their merits, as the increasing sales show.
■ox 4 SoC *3-00 liahd-newed shoe, beet
LdulvS Dongola, very stylish; equaisFrench
Imported shoeseostlugfrora $4.00 to
Ladles’ 2.30, $2.00 and *1.73 shoe for
Misses are the best flee Dongola Stylish and durabla
Canties.—See that W. b- Douglas’ name and
price are stamped on the bottom of each shoe,
nr TAKE NO
Insist on local advertised dealers supplying yon,
W* Iu DOUGLAS, Brockton, MmsTdcUlf
G. E. Fraker Shoe’Oompany.^
AmeriOEn
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Oldest bureau for securing patents In America.
Brery patent taken out by us is brought before
the imttt by a notice given free of charge in the
Scientific American
Lergest circulation of any scientific paper in the
world. (Splendidly Illustrated. No intelligent
man should be without it. Weekly, *3.00 a
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Notice Is hereby given to all poraoag La tercet
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