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Pinckney F. Barr and Samantha N Barr.
la the district court of the State of lowa,
la and for Mahaska county, April term, A.
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To Pinckney F. Barr and Samantha N.
Yon are hereby notified that on or before
the 10th day of March. 1 SMI. a petition of
Bath X. L Henan* will be tiled in the of
fice at the clerk of the district court of the
Mate at lowa, in and for Mahaska county.
Maiming' of yon the enm of seven hundred
dollars (9700; on a certain promiaaory note
egoonted and delivered to plaintiff and se
enred by mortgage npon the following de
r aoribed real property: Lota No. five(s)and
oiz (•), block No one (I), West Oskalooss,
Iowa; and praying the foreclosure of said
mortgage against all of yon, and for costs
And that unless yon appear hereto and
defend before noon of the second day of
the April term, A D. ldktl, of said eonrt.
which will commence on the 7th day of
■ UO6 default will be entered against
yea aod decree rendered thereon as prayed
for in said petition
I aviso C. Jonss's,
Attorney for Plaintiff.
fledn Ls hereby given that by virtue of
general execution to me directed by the
gjork of the district eonrt of Mahaska
county. lowa, against the goods, chattels
lead*, tenements, etc., of
Wn. Small (dse’d), defendant,
|a favor of the State of lowa, plaintiff,
I wiL offer at p«blic sale to the highest
bidder, for cash at the door of the coart
m>j tom. no in the city of Oskalooss, county of
Muhaeka. lowa, on the 18th day of April,
A all of said dsfondaot's right, title
L and interest in and to the following de
aar&sd real estate, situated in Manaeka
ip scanty, to wit:
Part of the »e quarter (W) of the ne
t a carter (If) of s*etloa Ho thirty (30), twp
I |f, ooventy seven (77) north, range four
I teen (14) west, containing 16 acres more or
§ **b*ie to commence at the hour of 2 o'clock
I- na of said dav
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» jyg» T 4 P*»ca,
f»*i Sheriff Mahaska County, lowa.
i tb£ r< 2 r diy^STrS;
(Mi r> l&&. ib« ttod»r»utnrd wtt ap
wf poicted by iW district court of Mahaska
m kJai£r, (own executrix of the **fa»e
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“■"•"fcdttor and Proprietor.
Judge Ryan Cuts Expenses.
At the end of Monday's report of the
Conklin trial will be found a ruling b$
Judge Ryan as to witnesses that will
entitle him to the praise of every tax
payer of Mahaska county. Ue decides
th*t witnesses will be excused as soon
as their testimony is in, and that they
will not be subpoenaed until needed;
also that witness* s «ho do not testify
will not bd allowed fees. This action
is important, and also right and prac
tlcal. It will save many dollars to the
county in this case, and Is Intended to
do away with all useless expense In this
Dennis Townsend, the colored miner
killed at Evaos Monday, was burled to
day. The death was lbs result of
an accident and the coroner's jury eo
found in its order. Townsend was
working la room No. 16 of the Evans
mine. A shot tired in No. 17 came
through the pillar and caught the un
fortunate man, dieembowllrg him and
leaving him la a frightful condition.
Death wss almost instantaneous
April Term—Judge McCoy will
convene the April term of court on the
7th day of that month. New cases have
been coming la at a lively rate and the
docket will be about up to the average
Religious—Wednefday was a red
‘etter day with the Hungarians In this
city. Their priest came down from
north of Marshalltown, and religious
services were he'd
Cures.abaolute,permanent cur*s have
given Ho< d 8 Sara-tparilla the largest
-ta'es in the world ard the first place
among medicines
A Good Pedestrian - 0;to Lerch.a
newphew of Mrs Harry Stauffer, walk
ed from Ottumwa t«> this city In
6 hours and 30 mlnutep, leaving Ottcm
** at 1 o'clock and arriving in this city
at 6:30 This Is making good time. Ttu
young man will walk fr<>ro this city to
Des Moines or Marshalltown.
Markiage Trouble - -The county
clerk had on application for a marriage
license Monday. Oa looking up the
name of the prospective bride It was
discovered that she had been granted a
decree of divorce from her former hus
band in the December term of court
Hut the costs remained unpaid and this
was an uneurmountabte birrler to fur
ther matrimonial regotiatlona. The
would be groi-m went to consult an at
torney and to fli d some meanß to the
desired ead
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Thomas Moore, Eveland, lowa, has
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bull, 14 months old. ail dark reds.of the
best individual merit, and breeding that
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Duchtr stranp. CillearJy. 33*3
Body Shipped -The remains of Den
nis Townsend.kiiled lu a mine accident
at Evans, were shipped to Bluff Park,
Mo, Tu eday evening, via the lowa
Central. The Evans band accompanied
the remains to the train and plajed a
funeral dirge as the train steamed out
of the station. Towmerd wse a mem
ber of the band and w*s much liked by
all who had to do with him. lia was a
young man 24 years of age and bis sad
aLd untimely death Is deplored by all
associates and acquaintances
XiMOTny Seed Jtst quality.lowest
prices at the Elevator. 32 v 4
An Awful Death —At Graod,Okla
homa, Monday, Jan*6 Ford and Harry
Sommers were p*lutlng the eplre of the
new Baptist church, when a fearful
rain and thunder rtorm came up. The
wind swept away the platform and then
lightning set hr*'to the new palutlng,
and the men who h*d fastened then*
selves to the eplre were killed by light*
nlng, which set hr** to their clothing,
and for 10 minutes they huDg In mid air
burning up The rain hnall put out the
Qre and when the bodies were lowered
they were almost wholly unrecog
nizable It was a st'ene of awful shock
Attention Hor.skme.v Entries for
the stake iac*-« atoned to Mahaska
county hoi see at the July meeting, will
close Wednesday, April Ist Apply to
the secretary for entry blanks
33 w 2 L T. Wangle, Secretary.
Some Changes Extensive changes
aie scon to be made in the Birdssll
hotel property that will add greatly to
the convenience of the hoase. The
present way of unloading baggage in
fiont and carrying it through the cffice
and up stairs is to be done away with
A baggage room in to be built to the
rear of the wash room, with a platform
leading to it from the alley to the east
A freight elevator will be added for
conveying the trunks up stairs to the
sample rooms, and a number of other
material changes msde.
They Were Married— The case
reported in the Daily Herat d of re
cent date, of the troubles of a couple
seeking matrimonial union has had
later development The groom sought
an attorney and explained that the clerk
refused to Issue a license because the
coats in the divorce case of his bride
had not been paid. The attorney ex
plained the law and there was no way
oat but that the groan should pay the
costs in the case, which he did. The de
cree was then placed on hie and the li
cense issued.
Ho! Stop and Read.
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any kind will find It to their Interest to
call on me at my new hardware store,
joat opened, In the building formerly
oocupled by Griffin & Reed, in Roee
Hill. I will carry a full line of hard
ware, tinware, and stevas of all kinds.
I shall sell strictly for cash, and by so
doing can give my customers greet ad
vantages over my competitors who d
a credit business. My experience In
hardware business heretofore gave me
a thorough knowledge of the wants of
customers, consequently I shall carry a
complete stock to suit their wants.
Thanking my friends for past favors
when I was In basinets here, I respect
fully ask that you call and see me and
get prices before buying elsewhere.
Truly yours,
On* and s half teaspoonfuls
T- ~ , ; > • r/ '"'’A/. .1 \\ ’- ■" .f- * ’ /JL
Horsfoiis Baking Powder.
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Mine Accident.
The Conklin Case.
Continuation of the Experts —
The State Rests—Defense
Washington, March 25,1896.
The following Is the testimony taken
Monday afternoon :
Dr. Morgan's cross examination Whs
continued. His tvldeuce was that of
a specialist and veritLd the statements
of the other physicians
F. B. Davis recalled; said that he had
picked up the stockings Mrs Conklin
had worn at the time of the burning;
took them from the basket where Mr
McCurdy had thrown them; they had no
holes in and werecleaD; no dirt on them
that he could see; he saw an oil can on
the west side of the north door half way
to the corner of (he house Cross ex
amination developed nothing.
said that she bad spent the afternoon be
fore Mrs. Conklin’s death at the Linder
man home, and that Mrs. Conklin was
there about an hour. She compla’ned of
being tired but witness thought she acted
very naturally.
the deceased sister was then called to the
stand. She said in substance that when
she reached the Conklin house on July 10,
last, those there would not let her see the
dead body, which was among the weeds.
This witness told mere of the private life
of the Conklin family than any other wit
ness. She said that Mrs. Conklin was a
nervous woman and had not always been
healthy. She was a very industrious
woman and worked very hard ; was much
worried because she could not always get
through her duties. Cobk'.in never went
into details in telling her of the case. He
said, however, that the night before her
death she was unwell, but as rational as
she always was. Mrs Conklin had made
complaint to her of Phil’s treatment. Mrs.,
Hagan said that Mrs Conklin complained
almost every time she saw her Mrs Conk
lin took everything to heart; was more or
less seneative. When Mr. Conklin found
that Mrs Bagan was to appear in court
he did not ask her wbat she was going to
say. but said to her, 1 Go up and tell the
truth, the whole truth.” Mr Conklin took
care of the children at night. Never to
her personal knowledge had Mr. Conklin
mistreated his wife. She had not seen
Mrs. Conklin for a week or ten days be
fore her death. Conklin had related to her
the same as to other witnesses, how he
had found his wife the night before her
death. Minnie Conklin came to stay with
witness shortly after Mrs. Conklin's death.
Mrs. Conklin Lad frequently cried and
complained to witness of her trouble. Wit
ness was not permitted to tell what she
said. In the cross examination witness
described the figure and disposition of
Mrs. Conklin Told of seeing Conklin first
in the sitting room the morning of the
death, he was cryiDg and wringing his
hands; she had no talk with him
a new witness, is a ton of the Congrega
tional minister at Oskaloosa Knew where
the Conklins lived. About the fore part of
June was gHcg to brick yard, past the
house. Mr Conklin was out in the yard
fixing a wagon ; a lady went from near the
house out to where he was Conklin stopped
and said to her, ‘‘G d you, if you
can’t do any better than that you bad bet
ter go into the house.” Conklin had some
thing in his hand that looked like a single
tree ; he swung it in a menacing manner
as though to strike her; she turned and
went toward the house. Witness did not
know Conklin at that time, but he pointed
him out as the man he saw at that time.
Cross-examined by Seevers,witness said:
It was about sixty feet from the road to
where Conklin was fixing the wagon Did
not see the lady come out of the house or
re-enter it. Had first spoken of the occur
rence to P. Gad Seevers and then to Ernest
Shaw. The latter asked him why he did
not go on the stand and tell it as there
was money in it for him. He had never
mentioned it at home. In reply to a ques
tion, witness stated that he did not say to
Hawkins and Oxander at Hawkins’ barn
that he did not care a d what he swore
to, but wanted what money there was in it.
testified that once while passing the Conk
residence last summer be heard Mr. Conk
lin, who was standing about fifty feet from
his wife talking in a very loud voice end
supposed he was angry, but later learned
that Mrs. Conklin was deaf and wasratis
reached the Conklin residence some time
after the coroner's jury rendered its ver
dict The imprint in the grass was not
perfectly straight; could not get a clear
idea of the original imprint. Very little
grass was burnt on side of print. Saw no
evidence of a struggle. Was also present
when the body was raised the first time.
Saw no blisters on the body. The doctors
placed the surgical instruments under the
akin, it held together,showing a reasonable
state of preservation. The corpse was
very badly .rred about the face, breast
and neck -the front part of the hair was
scorcher Think the body was burnt
down as far as the hips. In his paper he
published some statements in regard to
the Conklin case. Conklin came to the
Solicitor office, but Taylor was out. He
waited until Taylor came in, and then said
Mrs. Taylor had given him a paper and the
article was not so bad as he had anticipat
ed. As he was leaving he said, “You may
publish my thanks to my friends for 'their
assistance to me.”
The reading of the evidence of the
chemist, Fiojd by Judge Blan
chard consumed the balance of the day.
It was hia former testimony and is
familiar to readers of The llerald,
giving hla personal observation at the
time of exhumation, condition of dif
ferent parts, scientific facts relating
thereto and hla reasons for believing
that Mrs. Conklin had died of strangu
Court adj rnrned until Tuesday morn
The court house Is not large enough
to seat the crowds of people who come
daily to hear this case, and standing
room is In demand. Fully half the
audience is composed of ladies, and
great Interest is being manifested as the
trial progresses. The sentiment Is
divided, many thinking the evidence
being only circumstantial and not
strong enough to warrant the proceed
ings, while others think It Impossible
that the “death” was the result of sui
cide, etc. However, a different atmos
phere prevails here, In the absence of
excitement and prejudice, which was
manifested at the former trial at Os
Tuesday’s Testimony.
Court opened at 8:30
The first witness called was W. H.
Keating, who has lived for six years In
the east part of town; have known Mr.
Conkling ever since I came; have had
dealings with him; purchased milk of
him,Mrs ConkUn and children fetched it
.. V;. v .v • ; -r
IsKjg - ; - !“'■ ■
to us, a distance of four blocks; com
menced about March 1, 1b95, aud con
tinued until June the same year; have
seen Mrs. Conklin deliver milk on Sun
days and other days; one large and one
email pail in her hands generally; this
during all kinds of weather; had a talk
at tone time with Mr. Conklin about
employing criminal lawyers; Conklin
had a ' ed hla advice as to who were
good ones; Conklin, after a number
had bs-*n suggested, eald that attorneys
were not always what they should be—
not always Christians; cited him to the
casaa of Kelly Johnson and Judge
Seeyers, and spoke cf the confidence
that the people had in them; Conklin
said that it cost all that a man is worth
to hire a lawyer if he gets into trouble;
said that if a man got into trouble he
thought the beet way was for him to
walk up and confess; asked me as to
who was tbe best criminal lawyer in
town; told him I thought Mr. Ken
worthy was; said that he had heard
that Kenworthy needed watching, but
did cot know; told Conklin that be
thought that Kenworthy would do a
man justice In answer to a question
by Blanchard, Keating said that Ken
worthy had taken part in the previous
trial; Keatlrg saw Conklin going to
Kenworthy's house on the evening of
July 13, two or three days after the
death cf his wife; said that In talking
to Conklin about good lawyers, named
Mr. Lacey ar d also all of the lawyers
now In the case except Mr Carroll;
eald that they were>?hd§exactly crimi
nal lawyers, but any one of them
would do lu such a ca*e, referring gen
erally; said that Mtb. Conklin had
brought milk to the house as late as 10
o’clock at night; hed met Conklin and
Mr. Hedge walking up town; went with
them; were talking about Floyd Davis
in the investigation; Conklin Bald that
he was an upstart; that he had no right
to go further than he was employed
Bret to do; said Conklin appeared quite
angry, and displayed his arger by a
twitching motion of the hands and
said, “Should this thing come to court
I will employ the beet chemist that can
be found In the country;'’ eatd the chem;
let’s report should m>t have been pub
Hebe i, as it contained mere than he had
been employed to And out; said he had
6een Conklin go to church often, but
did not remember seeing hie wife with
him; that he had seen Mrs. Conklin
carryiug milk Sunday evening
The cross examination did not bring
anything contrary or new Rave that he
had told this to Hedge and Ken worthy;
denied that he had tried to make Conk
lin think he was a good lawyer with a
view of getting a job.
The next wltuees was I. W. Cook,
whose testimony was substantially that
given at the first trial. On cross exam
ination there was argu
ment on « hat Mrs. Hagan should have
?ald beforfl the coroner’s jury, and the
court so far modified his previous ruling
as to jermtt Cook to tell t f this, and
34id that Mrs Hag in had said that Mrs.
Conklin was of a very nervous and ex
citable temiersmeur, and expressed
herte’f to the effect that they had been
Made in lowa, we know
ire all wool. The famous Capi
,tial City Pants, choice of any
the houre <1? « Somedeal-^
ers get and $5. for^
’these. You can see a few
'in our south window, all sizes
• Don’t you need a new pair,
,nive a new effect to that old coat £
,and vest? J
“We can use your trade ”
afraid from her condition that some
thlDg of the kind might possibly happen
for some time.
Thethlrd witness called was Dr. Cone,
and the examination just begun, when
Dr. Wilkins came In and eaid that It
was very iin >ort*nt that he should
testify and go home, and he was put on
and his testimony was substantially the
same as before. Judge Blanchard, In
questioning all the evidences testified
a a to havlDg been found in Mrs. Conk
lin’s body, asked if he found such sub
ject, In his opinion would that subject
nave been burned or strangled to death
Dr. Wilkins said that he thought the
person had been strangled.
The Floyd Davis testimony went In
as before.
I. W. Cook, J. L. Wilson, Dr. Hunter
and W. II Keating came In last night.
Three sessions a day are the re gular
The interest In the trial becomes
dally greater to the people here and the
coart house is crowded at every session.
Monday afternoon fully two-thirds of
the audience were ladles and many men
went away not being able to get seats
and s’anding room was in-demand.
I understand this Is the first “murder”
trial that has taken place In this county
for years and is considerable of a curi
osity to most of the people. Many can
not get enough of the sight of Mr.Conk
tin and look upon him as much of a
The Tuesday afternoon and evening
testimony was as follows:
On cross examination Dr. Wilkins
■aid that Mrs. Conklin was a nervous
woman, and once while attending a sick
child, had a nervous storm or collapse.
He said the effect of a shock on the
nerve centers was instantaneous; the
organs first affected are the heart and
lungs; in cases of burnlDg the thing
dreaded by physicians Is the tendency of
fiames to enter the luDgs; if blisters
formed by fire during life are still sub
jected to the flame they would be des
troyed; In strangulation the brain as
well as the heart and other organs is
congested with blood. In reply to
Blanchard, said application of bleach
ing fluid would remove signs of vio
lence from throat.
testified that he was county physician
of Mahaska county; was present at the
first exhumation; this was for the pur
pose of getting portions of the body for
Chemist Davis; bedy was stiff and well
preserved; marks of fire on whole an
terior from knees up; back bair had
been cut, rest slightly burnt; tongue
protruded; parts taken were portions of
brain, lung, stomach, bladder, trachea,
spleen. In his opinion death was caused
by strangulation, but did not make ex
amination neceisary to determine cause
of death; no blisters on mouth or ton
goe; would say body was buret after
death. Cross examination—heart had
not been taken by Davi*;had examined
trachea through microscope used by
Jerei and Beaudry, but because of im
properadjustment dlsoov^ednothing;
WhiCU g&ljglli ******* proved vuiCWxAL
\ ' :
no blister?, bat might have been seme
about groin and peiviß; body was badly
decomposed. He described the appear-!
accent body much the 6&me a? the
other physicians, and described the ef
fect of strangulation and suffocation,
and believed death was caused by
strangulation. Was positive in his |
Mrs. F. it. Davis testified substantial
ly as she did in the former trial. Said
she got to Conklin’s about 7:15 o’clock.
The body appeared to be burned as far
down as the knees. She told about her
conversation with Conklin and what he
said about Bateman and others.
Judge Blanchard then reed from the
works of Hamilton, Taylor, Reed,
Whltehouse and Decker,those portions
concerning rigor mortis, strangulation,
blisters, suffocation, etc., and when he
finished at 8:37 p. m, the state rested.
Washington’, March 25.
Court opened at 9 o’clock this morn
ing, when Drs. Andrews, Clark and
Crowder, and Rev Bamford, witnesses
for defense, were called up and sworn,.
first took the stand and testified that he
was pastor of the First M. E. church in
OBkaloosB;sald Mr,Conklin was a mem
ber of hie church and that his general
moral character was g :od. No cross
Dr. Clark testified that he and Dr.
Barringer arrived at the home of Mr.
Conklin between half after five and six
o’clock in the morning, but did not eee
the body until it was brought into the
house by the coroner two hours later.
The limbs were flexed—the lower limbs
about half way to the abdomen. Tfee
body was generally burned The stock
Ings remained unborced, also narrow
t anda about the t b iomen ar d the upper
part of the thorax,near the collar boDea
There was a blister behind the right
ear, the doctor was convinced that they
had been made before death. Daath
may have resulted from shock or from
suffocation. If from shock,death might
have ensued in a very short time, and
with but very little struggle In case of
suffocation the hotair and gases would
cause a cloeing of the epiglottis, which
would remain closed during the pre
sence of the cause of Irritation. The
heart, lungs,and probably the liver and
bralD, would be congested. Similar
congestiona would likely occur in stran
gulation and umally to a greater de
gree. The tongue protruded slightly,
was slightly burned and swollen. The
eye presented no unusually appearance.
The doctor stated it to be bis opinion
based o n his examination o f
the body, that Mrs. Conklin
came to her death by turning
He said they examined the body for the
cause of death; said very little differ
ence would have bsea found in the In
terna) organs whether death resulted
from fire or strangulation; that what
ever the cause of death may b 8 the in
ternal organs are congested jdeath from
«hock would be variable with the Indi
vldual jsa'd if the body had begun burn
ing while alive and continued burning
after death any blisters that mlghthave
been formed would have been destroyed
and also the red line of demarkation,
and that the red line would probably not
have been visible at the time the body
was exhumed, even If it had been there
before. On cross examination by Blanch
erd nothing. new was brought out.
Judge Blanchard experienced consider
able difficulty in getting direct answers
to hie questions and a good deal of qulb
bling was Indulged In, apparently at
cross purposes. Some amusement was
occasioned by Blanchard's examination
of the doctor on the use of the micro
ecnpe and the examination of opeque
substances. The doctor eald an opaque
substance was something that could
not be seen through Judge Blanchard
said: “Something like a grind stone;”
and 8d ied, “some people claim to be
able to see through that.”
was called to the stand and his ♦ xaml
natlon had barely commenced when
court adjourned for the noon hour.
Mr. Dougherty, the manager of the
Long Distance Telephone line here,
la a member of the firm of Dougherty
Bros., clothing and men’s furnishing
goods. He Is a most accommodating
and pleasant gentleman. He has af
forded me every facility and accemmo
datlon In his power in aiding me to
transmit my report. We owe him
many thanks.
The deepest Interest continues to be
exhibited by the people here In the
Conklin trial, and each day the court
room is crowded to its fall capacity,
and for the la6t few days the ladies
have occupied most of the seats, the
men standing for the most part in the
passage ways along the walls. As the
trial progresses and the evidence Is
given and more la learned of the cir
cumstances of the case, comment on
the outside becomes more frequent.
Many in commenting upon it in a
measure condemn Mr Conklin, adding
that they mean to do so if what the
circumstances so far testified to should
be correct; but the disposition seems
generally to be to withhold judgment
until the other side Is heard.
The State closed their testimony at
8:37 last evening, when court adjourn
ed to 0 o’clock this mornlDg when the
taking of testimony for the defense
The Limited Fast Express Train
leaving Chicago dally at 1:30 p m , via
the Nickel Plate Road, arriving at New
York City the following evening at 6:30
and Boston at 8:45, is unrivaled, peer
less and incomparable for speed, com
fort and safety with rates that are as
low as the lowest. Trains consisting of
baggage cars, buffet sleeping and ele
gant day coaches, lighted by gas,heated
by steam and with all modern Improve
ments are run through without change
from Chicago to New York, with
through cars to Boston. J. Y, Ca’.ahan,
Gen’l Agent, Chicago, 111.
Horses Wanted Drivers and
chunks, five to eight years old, for the
Boston market. Weight from 1,000 to
1,600 pounds. Must be sound, fat and
well broken to harness, for which I will
pay the highest market price. Also,
one car load of farm horses and mares,
from 4 to 10 years old, weight from 1,250
to 1700 pounds, and fat. Will buy horseß
with slight barb wire cuts or blemishes,
farm work. Will be in Oskaloosa, at
the Bashaw barn, Thursday aud Friday,
April 2 and 3,1896. R. J. Baker.
Revival. —The revival at the Free
Methodist church is still going on with
good results. Forty-three souls have
professed to be either justified or santi
fled during these meetings. The meet
ing will continue over next Sabbath
and possibly longer. Everybody Is invi
ted to attend.
Thousands o! Women
Bj Arousing to Healthy Action all her Organs.
It causes health to bloom, and
joy to reign throughout the frame.
It Never fate to Regulate •••
. “Mr Wlfo h*» b«#!» rnid«>rtre*ttfi*«ntoma<l.
t'KMAl.ie HUoi/LaTOH can 0G hero to
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Tester day
w ae a
©ST'S But don't
$ Det it into
Y esterday
\W V Children’s
| Sa it can’t
cated in
. We mean it!
• Just One visit to “Oar Hobby,”
the Boys’ and Children’s Dept,
will convince you that we are not
anything like Yesterday.
A New School Buildingf.
A new school building should be
erected for the following reasons:
1. The schools are full to overtlow
ing. Several rooms have DO to 60 pupils
in regular attendance. The maximum
should be 40.
2. The regular fatp of Increase as In
past years will rf<[liise three new rooms
for next yeer. * •'
3. The children ofc fifth ward are
crowded out of their building and
obliged to go nearly a mile to the other
ward buildings.
4. There are over 200 of the young
people of the town regularly attending
the high school. This number will be
Increased next year. While there are 31
pupils to graduate in June, over 70 will
be admitted to tbe high school in Sep
tember from the peveral ward schools.
This number will necessitate the mov
log of another room of littl* ones from
sth ward to accommodate the high
chool pupils.
lifts. J. L MOORE,
Would respectfully invite the Ladies of Oskaloosa and vicinity
;o call and examine her
Spring Stock of Fine Millinery,
which she has now open for inspection.
Mrs. Moore takes great pleasure in announcing that she is again
assisted by Miss Lozier, as head trimmer, who was with her last
spring and summer, and whose work gave such perfect satisfaction to
all those who kindly favored us with their patronage.
We again cordially invite the ladies to call, that we may show
them the many pretty shapes in llats and Bonnets, as we feel con
fident to please the mo9t fastidious in taste, and at
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
Extravagance May lie in payiDg 100 much for a thin £i
or in paying too little. If yon buy Wall
Paper for less than
asks, you will not get as goodquality—that is poor economy. If you
pay more, you pay too much, for ho sells the BEST GOODS MADE.
The paper on the above room was not bought of Beechler. How
distressed the poor man is after his apparently cheap bargain.
100,000 Apple,Pear,
Plum and Cherry Trees
for this spring’s planting at the Oskaloosa nursery 2$ miles north of
the city on the New Sharon road. All stock in a good, thrifty con
dition, also all kinds of small fruit plants and ornamental trees and
shrnbs. Parties wanting shade trees give us a call or write us. Leave
orders at W. I. Neagle’s.
Avey, Chord & Phillips.
There is absolutely no pain when you have your teeth extracted by
Dr. Ellsworth’s New Hethod.
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T uperlority of this remedy is In the fad. There are no bad after effects
from its use, Filling the Natural teeth a specials. All kinds of Crown and
Bridge work done after the most Improved methods.
Bon Ton Bakery.
Everything new and First Class and at Popular Prices. Our Bread,
Cakes and Pies find favor with all. Visit our Ice Cream Parlor
* and Lunch Boom, East First Avenue.
Foundry and
Telephone 97.
I would call the attention of all those
using machinery to tuy
lam prepared to do work neatly and on short notice. Special attention paid
to all kinds of machinery, Get my prices on pipe and fittings. Perfect satlsfso-
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6. Whittier building-sth ward —in
, which the high school Is located, was
; planned and erected for a ward school
i and Is not salted to high school par
! poses,
6. A new high school building, cen
trally located,will give equal accommo
dations to all the yoang people of the
district—and at the same time make
room In Whittier building for the
children of sth ward.
7. The school district owes it to the
children to provide school accommoda
tion*, which they can not have unless a
new building is erected.
More Dust.— The sand storm of
Tuesday was continued Wednesday.
Every one wanted to know the excuses
for the absence of the street spainkler
Wheat [email protected]
Com [email protected]
Oats 16c
Butter 16c
Eggs 8c
Beef [email protected] 00
Sheep 2 500800
Veal 3 0003.50
Dogs 3 50
Best grades 2.6002 75
On April 7 and 21,and May s,tickets will
be Bold from principal cities,towns and vil
lages of the north,to all points on the Loui
sville & Nashville Railroad in Tennessee,
Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and a por
tion of Kentucky, at one single fare for the
round trip. Tickets will be good to return
within twenty-one days, on payment of $2
to agent at destination, and will allow
stop-over at any point on the south bound
trip. Ask your ticket agent about it, and
if he cannot sell you excursion tickets write
to C. P. Atmore, General Passenger Agent,
Louisville, Ky. 3tw6
Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of
general execution to me directed by the
Clerk of the District Court of Mahaska
county, lowa, against the goods, chattels,
lands,tenements, etc., of E. M. Toffleinyer,
defendant, in favor of A. Hosmer <3k Co.,
p'aintitf, 1 will offer at public sale to the
highest bidder for cash, at the door of the
court house in the city of Oskaloosa,county
of Mahaska,lowa,on the 25th davof April,
1896, ali of said defendant’s light, title and
interest in and to the following described
real estate, situated in Mahaska county,
The sw %of the sw of sec 24, twp 74,
range 17 west, Mahaska county, lowa.
Sale to commence at the hour of 2 o’clock
P. m., of said day.
Witness my hand this 21st day of March,
1896. T. J. Price.
34w2 Sheriff Mahaska Co., lowa.
Per W. R. Bridges, Deputy.
Over Golden Eagle Clothing House.

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Dress Fabrics,
The Best Values In Oskalooea.
The many Novelties just opened were selected
from tbe moat beauttfal designs to be obtalned
amongst them many Incomparable Pattern Salts
—no two alike—combining to make ours the
most satisfactory assortment of Dress Goods
shown in lowa, at very low, reasonable prices.
We have two Practical Dress /lakers in this
department who will assist our patrons in de
signing Dresses and the selection of Trimmings,
50 pcs all wool and silk wool Oxford Saltings
and Scotch Mixtures in ail the latest
colorings,yard wide, worth 39e,
Easter Sale Price 2fyC yQ.
35 pcs silk and wool Fancy Saltings, worth
ap to 58c yd. Easter Sale - r A
pries 39c yd.
30 pcs 50 in, all wool English Coating Serges,
all colors and black, actual _Q_
value 90e yd. Easter Sale Price yQ*
Note the width, this lot also includes a hand
some line of French Novelty Saltings.
Black Dress Goods.
One lot all wool Black Jacquards and Fancy
Figured Lusterines, worth 50c yd. _ _
Easter Sale Price 35^*
25 pcs all wool Black Fancies,all the new weaves
In Granites, Armures, English Whipcords and
Lusterines, that ordlnarilly sell at7sc -A
and 85c yd. Our Easter Sale Price.. sy^*
Again our Hdkf Dept proves its constant
ability to quote the greatest bargains.
100 doz Ladles’ and Gentleman’s Colored
Border and Plain White, Hemstitched
Hdkfs, a bargain at 10c, your choice __
during Easter Sale §C*
25 doz Ladles’ all linen Hemstitched
Handkerchiefp, fully worth 15c.
Easter Sale Price IOC.
20 doz, Ladles' all linen, uulaundrled Hdkfs,
hand embrolderled. _ Q
Easter Sale Price... IOC 3 for §OC*
Spring Wraps
or Stylish Women.
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All the newest fads and fancies of fashion
as they are to be foundjtn the most stylish
Spring Wraps are contained in those shown
here. We outclass, outshine and outeell all
» competition.
Spring Opening flonday, March 30.
New Laces.
Our complete spring importations are now
on.sale, no effort or money has been spared
to gather for this season the most select and
comprehensive stock ever shown here in
Dentelle—Bruxelle—Pt Gsze—Maline—Pt
Lelrre and net top orientals.
Batiste Bands and Aliovers to match.
30 pcs, 27 inch White Embroidered Flounc
lngs, all new goods, every yard worth
81.00 to 8175. Easter Sale _,o / . r
Dress Trimmings.
Recognizing the Importance of this depart
ment—for this season we gathered the most
complete line embracing correct styles of
every variety of all the latest imported nov
elties, such as Buttons, Fancy Garnitures,
Bands and Aliovers in jet and lrrldescent
Notice is hereby given to all persons In
terested that on the 19th day of March,
A. D., 1896, the undersigned was appoint
ed by the district court of Mahaska county,
lowa, executrix of the estate of Irene
Bevert, deceased, late of said Mahaska
county, lowa. All persons indebted to
said estate will make pa> ment to the un
dersigned,and those having claims against
the same will present them legally authen
ticated to said court for allowance.
Dated March 19, 1896.
Ida M. Sxvkkt, Executrix.
34w3 L. M. Badlbt, Clerk.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of
a general execution to me directed by
the clerk of the district court of Mahaska
county, lowa, against the goods, chattels,
lands, tenements, etc., of
James Tofflemyer, defendant,
In favor of A. Hosmer St Co., plaintiffs,
I will offer at public sale to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the door of the court
house in the city of Oskaloosa, county of
Mahaska, lowa, on the 25th day of April,
1896, all of said defendants’ right, title and
interest in and to the following described
real estate, situated in Mahaska county,
The south west quarter (Jf) of the south
west quarter (3tf) township seventy-four
(74), range seventeen (17) west, Mahaska
county, lowa.
Sale to commence at the hour of 8:00
o’clock P. m., of said day.
Witness my hand this 33d day of March,
1806 T. J. Pkiob,
Bherlff Mahaska Co.. lowa.
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FOB SALE.—House and lot, or house
and two acres of ground, on C avenue
east. Will sell at a bargain. Part cash
and balance on long time. Inquire of
Gbo Barrows,
717 C Avenue East, Oekaloosa, lowa.
HOUSE FOB SALE.-Good two-story
house, gas, water heater, barn, die.
Good property. Terms tp snit
33m1-dslm E. H. Gibbs
Eggs FOB HATCHING —Barred Ply
mouth Rock and Single Comb Brown
Leghorns, carefully bred from the best se
lected strains in the world. Stock and
eggs at reasonable prices.
S2wl3 H, W. Liman, Oskaloosa, la.
FOB BALE.— Go to P. H. Hoover’s for
pure Early Ohio seed potatoes. Three
miles northeast of Oekaloosa. 84w2-pd
Has for sale good farms near Oekaloosa
and other localities; also first class town
property in Oskaloosa, lowa. Any one
wishinw to purchase, it will pay them to
call and sec us. Also houses for rent.
First door west Mahaska County Bank,
d-wlm Nblsok & Wrovohtoh.
The World's Fait Tests
showed no baking powder
Selected at random from the most complete as
sortment of all that is rich and stylish combined
with durability. Always abreast of the times
our goods are marked to place them within
the reach of all.
Every Land Owner
It mikes no dlffarencs how much or how little lend he owns,
nor where It mty be locate 1, so long as ha expects to realise
something ont of it he
Should Raise Fruit.
If yon have orchards, vineyards and berry patches, now la the
time to remove the dead plants and replant with new varieties.
If you have no orchards or vineyards,
Do Not Delay
Bat look over the prioe list below and loee no time in convert
ing your waste lands into mines of health an and wealth.
Per 10. Per 100. Per 1,000.
First size, 6to7feet 81.50 88 00 845 00
Medinm size, 3 to 4 feet 160 500
Third size, 2 to 3 feet 75 4.00 3000
Crab Apples 75 6 90 50 00
First size, 5 to 7 feet 2 60 16 00
Second size, 3 to 5 feet 100 10 00
First also, 5 to 7 feets 300 2000
Medinm size, 8 to 4 feet 2.00 15.^
Standard trees, 5 to 7 feet 2 50 15.00
Medium size, 4 to 6 feet 2 50 15.00
Extra size 2.25 15.00
Sizes 8,4 and 5 feet 2.00 10.00
Grapes, best variety 1.00 8,00
Gooseberries 100 6.00
Currants 100 6.00
Raspberries 75 2.00
Blackberries 2.00
Strawberries 2.00
Pays no oommiscion to agents and sella ail the standard varie
ties of fruit trees e& lees than one-half of the price asked fey
and then come mid see our stock.
Easter Jewelry.
Beautlfal assortment of Sterling Silver,Opal
and Rhinestone Hatpins.
New Belts In Gold, Silver, Spangle and Per
blAH 6ffdCtß
All the latest styles In Stick Pins, Shirt
waist Setts, Hair Ornaments, etc.
The latest novelties in Belt Buckles, over
100 different styles In Goldine, Sterling Sli
ver, Medullons, Aluminum, etc.
Caster Sale of \ Until Easter we give
Kid Gloves! cent on all gloves.*^
In all the latest novelties direct from Ger
many and Paris—we quote some of the rare
good things. *
The “Cora’’ 6 Hook, Glace, In Browns
and Black, worth SIOO. Easter
Sale Price 75^*
“Czarina” 4 Button Glace,Bla^k,Brown, Tan,
Navy, Green aud Oxblood.
Easter Sale Price 4> 1»OO#
“Puritan” 4 Button Suede, Black, Tan and
Brown, 3 strand embroidery, *
value 31.50. Easter Sale Price 1«00
“Jeanette” 4 Button Pique, Brown and Ox
blood, 3 strand embroidery, _ __
worth $l5O. Easter Sale Price
“Dorothy” 4 Button* Glace, Black, Brown,
Tan, Navy, White and Cream _ _ _
31 75 quality. Easter Sale Pric e 1 •
“Regent” 2 Clasp Glace, Brown, Oxblood,
Cream and White, with very latest
style buttons and embroidery, _ _
Easter Sale Price 2*oo
Lot 1. A few odd sizes in 8 Button Mons
quetaires, Suede, Tans, worth up to _ _
8100 pair. Lister Sale Trice....
Lot 2. Ladles’ 4 Button and 5 Hook Glace,
Black, Brown and Tan wort.* ~>o . _ _
to 81.00 pair. Easter Sale Price.. jf yV*
Easter Extras In
We display in large perfect assortments all
the new, beautiful creations and adoptions
in VeiliDga lor Easter end Spring.
Mallne—Tuxedo—Chiffon and Russian Nets
with Creme dots and Val and Honlton
Lace Edges.
Reduced prices on many of the popular lines
are a feature of our Easter Display.
Easter Dliplay of
Neckwear ,or L " ,l “-
The opening of Ladles’ Neckwear for East
er and Spring ’96 is announced. Have just
received many new and beautiful ideas, the
colorings and combinations of which are
positive to catch the popular fancy.
Our assortment of Yokes and Lace Collars
in all the latest designs is now complete.
The Hats for Spring '95 are veritable crea
tions of beauty and elegance—pretty hats
and bonnets, blending colors and trimmings
in the most artistic manner. We have some
very stylish Hats from .Fashon's leading
centers in addition to those created by oar
most efficient and skilled milliners.
Spring Opening rionday, /larch 30.
Silk Waists.
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As exquisite in style as they are perfect in
make—have the latest Bishop Sleeves. In
colors we show everything from the plain
black to the ever so popular Persian designs
in the most elegant combinations of color
ings—while they cost you no more than in
ferior made goods. There is a chic style
about our waists not found elsewhere.
Separate Skirts.
Complete line of skirts in all designs and
grades in. Crepocs, Brocade Satin, Plain
Satins, Serges, Brilllantinee, ranging in price
from 8138 to 815 00 each.
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