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The tostville Weekly Review «*0»tVlLLE, * A T >DAY, AXtO 8. V. JT .BUBDIOX.BdiVor. tntmd alike Posto£lct ai Pesictllt as ie$nd-class Matter. BBPTJBUOAN BTATB TICKET. For Governor, HIRAM C. WHEELER, of Sao County. For Lieutenant Governor, OKO. VAN HOUTEK, of Taj lor County. For Supreme Judge, B. M. WEAVER, of Hardin County. For Snpt. Public Instruction, HENRY SABIN, ot Clinton County. For Railway Commissioner, FRANK T. CAMPBELL, of Jasper County. FROM GOV. BOIES' NEW YORK BANQUET SPEECH ON CORN RAISING TN IOWA, IN WHICH HE STATED THAT THE ENTIRE VALUE OF THE CROP WHEN MARKETED HAD AVERAGED FOR FIVE YEARS SIXTY-SEVEN CENTS AN ACRE LESS THAN THE ACTUAL COST OF PRODUCTION. "THE ACTUAL COST OP PRODUCING THIS CEREAL, THE MOST PROFITABLE OP ALL THAT ARE RAISED WITHIN THAT STATE, HAS, DURING THE SAME PERIOD, EXCEEDED THE ENTIRE VALUE OF THE CROP WHEN HARVESTED, SAY ING NOTHING WHATEVER ' OF INCOME FROM THE CAP ITAL INVESTED IN THE LAND REQUIRED TO PRODUCE IT." "WHAT IS TRUE OF THE PRODUCTION OF CORN IN IOWA IS EQUALLY TRUE OP ALL THE GREAT STAPLES RAISED ON HER FARMS." QUAY AND DUDLEY. it, is perhaps the best policy lor the republican party to get rid of the above darned gentloman ns niombers of tho republican national committee, although they hare not been proven guilty of any crime or even nny misdeeds. The democratic press has been assailing them constantly, not really bocauso they bolievcd thorn to bo corrupt, but because under their nmnngo- talent the republican party triumphed f tbree years ago, and thoy feared the toatne result next year. If Dudley bought votes in Indiana he found easy subjocts in the democratic party to buy. Wo do not know as lie did. If he did ho did wrong, of course, just as the democrats did wrong wlu'hever they have done the same thing. It. will be porha.pa impossible to ever conduct a campaign whero there is no undue influence used to secure votes on both sides, so long as human nature remains as now. ' . But It comes with poor graoe for the democrats to "squeal," after the oxpe rfance of Barnum and Calvin S. Price. Both these men were given the leadership of tho demooralio party for no other reason than for their supposed ability to use all the tricks and powers known to the astute politician. If Quay and Dudley proved too much for them at thotr own game they nor their party should find fault. But Quay and Dudley have bold the position long enough and It is all right that new blood should be infusod iuto the' committee. , We opino that the democrats will be more tired of Clarkson than they were of Quay. Thoy can depend upon an aggressive and an able campaign. Clarkson is not asleep near all of the time. IT acorns that Massachusetts has come nearer to solving the temperance problem than any other state so far has done, by legislating against drunken ncss. If this will not reaoh tho evil then It is beyond tho power of human legislation. This it in tho direction we have always contended that legislation should be burled. If n man commits murder by shooting another the sheriff does not hunt up the -merchant who sold the revolver and arrest him, but proceeds to tnke tho man who used tho revolver. Neither is the gardener who raised and sold tho cucumbers blamed bocauso tho purchaser was made sick by eating too many. Personal respon siblllty lias beon both the moral nnd secular law since the dawn of creation, and wo believe it will be a long time before it will bo successfully laid aside, The Pioneer Press has tho following to say of the Massachusetts law: "The legislature of Massachusetts f iassod a law in Its last session which ooks. at the first glance, ns if it might be mori benclicial than most of those laws popularly supposed to be in the interests of temperance. It authorizes the arrest of any ono found intoxicated .in tho streets and his imprisonment for a term fixed at the discretion of tho judge, and there is no reprieve from this penalty, even by a tine. It seems as if this law, aimed directly at tho drunkard, could hardly fail to have a good effect in many cases. It will, for thing, remove from the publio one gaze the" obnoxious sight of a man whoso appetite has made a beast of him. This In itself is no small consideration; familiarity with tho phenomena of vice is not always its best anil dolo. Then it puts the stigma of (lis grace upon its subject, whether he be nldeiman, banker, or common tramp, and disgrace, of the sort that attends municipal retribution, is not courted by any man. A stinging dose of shamo would go far to counteract the fumes of whisky. And. finally, the term of imprisonment, which remoyes the possibility of another spree following the payment of a One, would have a bone- licial effect, physically at least. The Massachusetts legislature has shown itself wise In its dny and generation, and the results of its action in thi« matter may be watched as significant by those interested In practical temper- anco reform." HUMAN nature is human nature after all, and nothing else can be expected of it. Hero are tho farmers' alliances which havo been the loudest of tho loud in their condemnation of all trusts and combines, of whatever name or nature, now endeavoring, through their agents in Minnesota and tho Dnkotas to form the most gigantic wheat trust on record, by which, if it is made to work, wheat is to bo held for an oxhorbitant price, which will cause the greatest hardship among poor pcoplo which thoy Imve suffered for years, and com pel thousands of thorn to eschew wheat and •'chew" corn bread. No other trust that has ever been formed has oppressed the poor ns will this com bino, if it is made to succeed. It is just as reprohenslblo as any other trust, and formed for the same purpose—to advance prices. Wo want the farmers to got all they can for their pioilnco, for we like to sou thorn and everybody olso do well; but at tho samo time I looks a littlo bad to see tbom so soon go into to the very schemes that they so loudly condemn in others, aud shows thero is "no more difference in men than thore is in anybody." Selfishness is a universal trait in human character, and tho millonium is still too romoto to expect anything else. TUB democrats are awfully hard to please. A little while ago they were terribly ohagrlned and mortified because Hiram C. Wheeler was such an immensely-rich farmer. Now thoy arc equally, nonplussed because his farm is mortgaged for $70,000, whlohi iuforeu tially proves that he is a poor man and a poor manager as well. So it seems they are no bettor satisfied with a poor man than with a rfoh man.. The foot js all 1 this talk about riches or poverty is the merest baldordash. It is noithar money nor the absence of it that quail flea a man for the position of governor or any other office. Of the (wo, how- over, the possession of some wealth is the greater evldeuce of ability to eon- duot the affairs of sta'e on business prlnolplet and consequently with, sua- Wi. It is almost an infallible rule that a man who hw not successfully conducted his own < business oannot successfully conduct publio busm.s*. It is poor policy, to elovate paupers to publio position* in order to keep them out of the poor house or to save thorn from becoming subjects of charity. None but shrewd- business men, wbeth. er farmers or anything' else, should be jjiveu prominent position* of publio ,U .1/ t -io look W ii h9 WJMtf THE paramount issue now is the corn issuo. It remains for this month and next to demonstrate whether this shall bo the year in which the farmers shall lose 67 ots. per aero on their corn or not, as Gov. Boies says they have dono for the. past fivo years. Unless wo get six weeks of good warm weather thoy are very likely to moot with a loss this year. If we do get the right kind of weather thero will be a fair crop and nobody, unless it is Gov. Boles, will meet with any loss on corn. Thoro will be no great interest manifested In politios until tho corn issue is settled. All other crops aro now safo nnd are a good average. If not above. Corn cannot now be a largo crop, on account of tbe July temperature, but It may yet bo a good nverago ovop if proyidenuo favors us. As soon ns this is settled politics will attract some attention, and it is neodloss to say that republican chances will be greatly affected by the outcome of corn. It seems almost silly to believe this, but experience proves that it is true. When crops are good and prices fair thore Is no danger of republican suooess. Tho opposition depends on calamity nnd depression for any Inroads they mako upon republicanism. So tar this U a good republican year. TnEY have just had an election in Kentucky. It is a matter of so small importance that even the daily' papers have scarcely montloned tho foot. Of course it is democratic by the usual majority. If there was any opposition the majority might just as well be 100,000 or 150,000 as 50,000. Beoause the alllanoo was very strong theio some unsuspecting persons thought it might be close for tho democrats, but the result shows that the alliance vote simply ourtailod the republican vote, that is nil. The legislature is strongly alii- anco, but It is democratic first and alliance afterwards, as is always tho oaso in the south. If thero is at this late day anybody so silly as to suppose that any thlr4 party anywhere will aid any but the democratic party, be should be taken charge of by the authorities as animboolle. THE den^ooratio Chicago Herald doe*, pot (life Gov. Boles letter of accept- iapf,; ft? ws that, "It jls, hopelessly ante la,n)e^ttvbly weapon ^ WMI ? slWjp^ THE RAILWAY It All. SERVICE. It is doubtful If there is nny branch of the public service so illy comprehended by the masses as is the railway mail service. This is amply attested by the consternation of successful applicants tor postal positions upon commencing Ihelrfitlutles. They had soen clerks while off duty, nnd in imagination followed them to the field of labor. It seemed not only an onsy occupation to throw off a pouoh at each stntiou, but a pleasurable one to travel and partake of a divorslty of experiences, meet now faces and explore strango and remoto cities and towns. Anticipation has ever beeri as a vapor in the presence of realization. The only thing exactly materializing is the salary, nnd oven that is sometimes reduced by flnos imposed for offenses designated by those who are detailed to sit in division headquarters as "inexcusable blunders." Instead of merely taklug out tho local mail and sitting down unlll another station is reached the probationer early discovers thoro aro more difficult things demanded of him. Each pieco of mail coming into his car must be properly dispatched else tho ono to whom given is liable to check it and send the (dip to the office of the diyislon superiutedeiit, whore each error is recorded and becomes a portion of the clerk's record. It raattJrs not how remote tho destination he is supposed to make proper disposition. Theio nro clerks at this moment between Now York and Chicago mnking separations of mail for most of the nest and northwestern states which goes as "storago" or "express" mall, and is supposed to bo proporly distributed for lines nnd towns designated by labels. Tho same is true of eastorri mail handled by important western lines. Then that lay-off which figured so prominently with tho embryonic clerk dissolves into nothingness when ho is confronted with n terse notification from his chief clerk informing him of the date fixed upon for his first examination on the state assigned him. He learns (however small tho sUte) that his time is not his own and application, energy nnd nerve aro nocessary qualities to reach a satisfactory, knowlcdgo in tho time given him. It seoms to matter little what his education, for tbe unlottered have frequently grasped tho information ns thoroughly and much more readily than tho high school or collogo graduate. There aro some who never pass a suitablo examination and many who simply got through by n scratch. If you seo a clerk on his week off with plenty of unemployed time at his disposal you may safely conclude one of two things. Either ho is negligent and inctliclcnt or learns easier than others, nnd application is not as essential. The government, the sup crintendnnts, chief clerks and clerks in chargo of oxaminntions conspiro to mako ono earn his salary, and usually suoceed. Tho requirements of tho service arc yearly being multiplied, regulations raoro strictly enforced and better case and car records domanded. A few years ago 9j per cent, on an examination was considered good, but to-day less than 99 is not looked upon with much favor nnd 100 por cent, is sometimes reached. Still thero nro many good clerks who havo not beon able to place 99 upon the record, nor could thoy if lifo itself were tho penally, But generally it is the plodder, who rejoices in tho possession of dogged persistency, that has the greater success, Thero aro thoso both in nnd out of the service who maintain a good examination is of no utility in actual practice In some cases it may hold good. If one assume that it is only necossary to successfully cope with the oxaminor nnd pays no hood to his work save as examinations occur, ho is unquestionably an inferior clerk to tho careful one with a poor record. But tho man who laoks the inclination or ability to properly acquit himself In the case test is as likely to bo deficient in car work, whllo the qualities which enable another to stand high in "tho times that try mon's souls" lond inuentive for good work. It cannot be successfully denied that if ono makes n 99 per cent, record ho is bettor equipped than if he only scored 95 per cent. People aro greatly In orror In their oritloisms. A subscriber misses his daily paper. The olorks on train which should have delivered it are charged with inefficiency. Some newspaper offices make up mall for various lines. An error in the mailing room is not only possible, but frequent. Then thoro nro many occasions whero bag­ gagemen missend express mail entrusted to their oaro. 'Again, if a pieoo of mail passes through two different R. P. O's. it is as possible that a mistake should ocour with the first as with the lastorow. if you havo a grievance against the servico do not stand on the street corners and indulge In' loud expressions about tho inoompetei oy of postal employes. You will confer n favor upon all conoerned if yon make a concise statement to the division superintendent, who will immediately institute a searoh for the reason of delay. If mail delayed bo a postal card or a letter always inclose thoo ard or envelope, The superintendent of this division (tho 6th) isMv. Lewis I* Troy, of Chicago, Ills. Complaints are so of ton groundless or misdirected and remedy above suggested to sure it Should be [employed. Froaueut!y It Is-discovered errors were made :hy Inefficient out alders, ..'<," L:> . „ Y„ .-v-'^v The •ervloe (s. tonJtiy under clvij sor; : WHMtlB'B TASK ARD X1WAO- JBS. A Number of Business Ken Defend' the Iowan in a Statement of His Affairs. (From the Chicago Herald (Deal.] ODEBOLT, Iowa, July 80.—.Editor of (lie Herald: Having read tho account of tho special correspondent of tho Chicago Herald in regard to the mortgago on Mr. Wheeler's farm, his way of doing business, we find a good many statements thnt are not correct. We do much business with Mr. Wheeler and think we know perfectly as to his financial condition. A part of Mr. Whcolor's farm mortgaged for $00,000, which lie obtained from the Northwestern Mntunl Life Insurance Company at 6 per cent., without commission or oilier charges, This is nil there is against his farm. He has never givnn a mortgage on his crops or on any personal proporly. While the records show $70,000, tin has paid $-10,000, and ns a matter of fact owos but $60,000. We know that Mr. Wheeler receives each year, in payment for his imported horses, long time notes, running one, two nnd three years, to tho extent of $40,000 or moro. Our undorstandiiij is that he carries tho mortgage on hi. farm for the purposo of obtaining nion ey at a low rate of interest, enabling him to carry his farm products to such timi< as the market is satisfactory. Wo know that ho has often carried toe pro ducts of his farm for n year or more before marketing thorn. This also enables him to carry bills receivable, Mr. Wheeler has $76,000 worth of roal estate liore on which thoro Is no incumbrance, nnd we know of his having purchased real citato to the^valnc, we think, of more than $100,000 Within the last too years, outside of Jiis hold ings hero, and the same is uneituitiu bored. Mr. Wheeler now has an agent iu Europe purchasing fifty-llvo horses in France nnd England, which will be hero this month, and he has ulno imported horses on hand. He lias 1,000 catllo. mostly pnlled-angus grades, 150 horses and mules and la I go amount of bills receivable all of winch amount to over $100,000 in val uo. Since wo have known Mr. Whoclor he has not been engaged in any other business than farming, except that of importing horses. It simply amounts to this: That Mr. Wheelur, in 1881, put $60,000 roortgagu ou his farm to enable him to develop and stock the same. He lias beon abundantly able for years to pay off the mortgage, on it is* not business'to do so, as lie can use tho monoy at tho low rate of interest charged nnd benefit himself by doing. The other misstatement wo wish to correct is this: ''Although a large consumer, he seldom buys anything in Odobolt." This is untrue' nnd unjust, and we hnvo taken the trouble ,lo t<)ok tho matter up. The merchants of (ho town furnish tho following proofs of tbe falsity of the charge: To Whom it May Concern: • -We, mer chants of Odebolt, Iowa, do hereby certify that H. C. Whooler has bought of us, respectively, a yearly average, during the lime designated below, the amounts set opposito our names: Jnsoph Mattes (successor to Mattes & Kuttoror) hardware, $1,100 yearly for twelve years. H. C. Ballard, meats and §•100 yearly for six years. E. C. McKeever, harness and saddle­ ry, S260 yearly for eight years. ' T. 1'. Motio, grocorios, $450 yearly for nine years. Hart man & Bohnke, (now firm) millers, $850 during the last year. W. J. Summerwiil, druggist, $150 yoarly for ten years. C. J. Jacobib, meats, $260 yoarly for four years. '• .' Fred ilansman, hotel keeper, $300 yearly for three years. J. W. Burnsido, dry goods, $125 yearly for ton years. S. II- Bauraan Lumber Company, lumber, $1,250 yearly for ten yours. Mattes & Kottnror, gonernl merchandise, $1,841 yearly for seven years. J. P. Hornn, llvetyman, $100 yoarly for three years. Many of the other morchanls of the town receive patronage from Mr. Whoeler, varying from 825 to $100, making in the neighborhood of $7,000 thnt bo loaves with tho people yoarly. Of the merchants mentionbd above live nro republicans and tun are democrats. Mr. Wheeler dues not mix politics and business. W. J. SUMMEKWILL, Vlco President 1st National Bank. W. F. Bor, Cashier 1st National Bauk. G. M. TAQOAIIT, Cashier Farmers' Bank. WB fully indorse (he following,' from the Dubuque Times. Mr. Williams has many friends and acquaintances in and around Postvllla; "Wo are in rocolpt of eompllmonla- ries to tlio great 1891 mooting to be held at tho Independence Driving Park, August 24th to 29th Inclusive Aggregately the sum of $90,000 is appropri aled In slakes and purses for. this moot ing, a sum almost double the largest amount ever offered for a single 'meeting in this count!y. Tho events iu which tho entries have closed nlroady embrace more than four hundred horses eligiblo to compulsion, whilo tho classes to close August 10 may be dependod upon to inoreasu, this number to fully six hundred head. Tho fuel that C. W. Williams is at the head of and in fact the entire manager .and originator of this association |s a sufficient assurance that, if. tho weather will permit, tho August meeting will bn a grand suoeess. Mr. Wiljlnm.s ls4h« owner of one t of tho' llnosi Hacks in the world and in giving $90,000 in pluses provoa.KIm tolic a leaQiir aojbng horsemen. He has in the past'two yoars brought Iowa to the (front in horse circles. Independence owes to liiiu - a great deal for making it one of the most attractive and prosperous horse breeding towns In the United States." NOT ALL WORK. provisions 'H. O; WHBBLKII owns ton sections of land in Sao comity, or 0,400 a^ros. He farms all of his land; 1 employing summer and winter sixty mou, He usually keeps 1,000 lioad of cattle, 9,000 head of hogs and 160 horses, *»d mules. Ho is tho largest prodtioor of tlujoiby seed in the Uoitod States. Last year he raised 10,000 bushels cf ud^'ooin, whioh brqught him about $#Spj>r nure. He says personal attention to UU'farm nover falls to make it profltoWo."'Car­ roll Herald." ^ «'«,,-. Has It been deuionsl,r«ted'lbitt,h<).lost 67 ots. an acre on this corn? Wh,e,r* i* Sovereign? ••••, • »issaBSjnssjs|S|sjBss9Ssp|-:'.---.... . _ W»l"«» »l|;•«• "Nurshy ain't what it .ujwM.to^bV'i said Mrs. Gsjmp .1.'. \<Xto&$k< »P »U their roe,al>Hne''w . u ntyr»o**te«th»ti. [T. U. Terry In Prnctlc.il l -".irmcr.l Any one might think from my writing lliat I believed in pushing business to tho utmost, that wo just lived to work. Well, it is true that what we undertake we like to accomplish, and do our best at it. It is true also that we liko to make some money, so that wc esn live as well as other business men. But it Is not true thnt we wcrk and slnve early and late, month In and month out, as sonic farmers do. Wc never work but ten hours a day at farm work, and liavon't for a good ninny years. To bo sure thero are a few chores to do in the morning and at night; but wo hnvo purposely arrauged so Hint thero would b« very few. There is one cow to milk and the horses to caro for, but thoie are two mou to do it. The writer has unpleasant recollections of tho years when he used to work from early in tho morning until 8 or 9 p. n». It was n foolish, drudging way, nnd wo then thought it was necessary. Wc barely lived as it was, and surely wo would stnrvo if wo worked less. But wo havo found since, that eight or ten hours of sharp systematic work will accomplish tho most in tho long run, nnd th'jn one has a chance to rest aud liyc a littlo ns ho goes along. I presume many who read this will not believe tliis doctrine, but it is true. The bow kept bent too long loses its power. When you work man or boost 12 or 14 hours a* day, as a rulo. at hard work, they will and must make up for it by doing less per hour. I know that we accomplish as much in n day at my farm work as any farmer, who regularly works more hours. We work whilo wo do work, nnd then quit nnd enjoy lifo a Utile. When taking a rido yesterday I saw tw«i hired men who were cultivating, as their employer thought, sitting iii tho shnilo "resting their horses." I do not blamo them, knowing the number of hours a day they huvc to put in. Hut it is many years sinuo 1 have seen a man of mine shirking during working hours. When well treated they take pride in getting along with the work. I am pretty certain my man cultivated yesterday 25 per cent, moro than oitiiur of tho men spoken of. At G p. in. wo quit work. Thnt givts men nnd employer time for a little recreation. And to really enjoy rest nnd recreation one needs to havo worked hard. Tho young folks have their games out on the lawn, or can, after supper. Wife and 1 most always take a walk around the place, and get :nuuh pleasure in watchiug the growth of tho crops, and the shrubs and tiowers about the house. What is tho use of keeping the lawn neatly mowed, and haviug Mowers and pretty things, if one can not havo time from day to day to rest a littlo and enjoy them? It isn't an unusual tiling for us to lako n drive after supper, and oven stop on tho way and get some ice cream, as wo used to do 80 years ago. This seems to us a groat deal more like living than tho old way It wouldn't be practicable ou somo farms tinder present management. It wnsn't on ours as we farmed 20 years ago. We had to make somo changes They wcro made, after much study, with n deicrminaliou to mako farm lifo pleasant for nil the family, ai d to make the business pay too. Business principles wove applied to our farming ope rations. A good deal of fussing, puttering work was abandoned, nnd wo prospered accordingly. Now everyone could not do just as we did; but very few could perhaps; but there is chance for some improvement in this direction on almost any farm. Old farmers will shako their head at this, many of them, and doelare it heresy but some of tho youugur ones may bu set to thinking, and as a result make lliolr own lives and those of their families more enjoyable. Why friends, within 20 years, in all probability, the writer and his partner will bu.doad and buried. Only 20 yours! Think how fast they will roll around. When avo wo going to live it not right now? Wo havo made one or two mistakes lately. We havo had most ton much to do tin- last year or two. I got a little oxuited on tho small fruit business. A groat, plenty of everything for home use A'HS all right, of all kind of borrios, but wo have to work too hard to pick and market them. Our regular farm work is enough, if wo want time to enjoy life. Wo set out only 15 square rods of strawberries this spring. I had a quarter acre of grape vines Hint I had worked oyer for yours. Tho other day we gru'ibod litem all out. Thoy never ought to have been plant- oil. It. wits lots of work for inn to oaro for thorn proporly, mid this locality is so frosty that two years out of every thrco thoy aro frozen down in May, to tho ground. Tweitty-livo miles from here, near the lake, they can grow grapes safely, and thoy may and wo will buy of them; better ones than we could possibly grow, of specialists, at two or threo cents a pound. Twenty baskets at a time Inst year of Catawa- bas, aoft us but 34 cunts a basket delivered hero by express. Wo will come back to the potatoes and wheat only, thoy hring money enough, and then we will have moro time for recreation and enjoying life. In truth however the potatoes nnd wheat will bring raoro monoy if wc give our whole attention to them. Business will bo n littlo slack for two or threo weeks nftcr harvest. All right; then wo will take somo solid all day rests. Now my young friotuh, aud older onos too, think of those things. Can you not improve ) outrunning somo in this dlrootionP It is splendid bright woathur and wo nro rushing in our clover hay. Iliad enough cut for a good afternoon's work. The boys pushed things, while I was mowing moro, and goi it all up by 5 p. in. That was just tight for tho hay and for us. Wifo and I took a two hour drive aftqr supper too, and the Ico cream! Yes, and I am ashamed to own up that.we did not stop with a dish apiece either. This Is tho busiest week perhaps lu tho whole season; but we are going to livo all the samo, and we will get along with our work just ns fast too. A DROP OF RARE POISON. THom Taken Prom the Fork«rl TonROl of "Zoo" Reptll^a. The novel spectacle of a well known physician of this oity extrnoting poison from ono of tho'dondly rattlesnakes at tbe 'fcoo!" says tho Philadelphia Be- oord, was witnessed by a large crowd ol visitors, recently. The spootntors stood at a respeotable distanoo, for the hideous rqptllo hlssod vlolously, and showed every evldonce of intonso rngo. Just what tho doctors do with the poison after they got It is a professional seorot that has never leaked out. It is used as a mcdlcino In somo kind of nervous diseases, so It Is said, and a i u commercial product tho poison Is worth several tlmos its wolght in first wator diamonds. T\jo method of obtaining tho poison la Interesting and oxeltlng. Tho doctor Is usually assisted in tho operation by Head Keeper Byrno, who.tliorough- ly understands the habits of all tho reptiles at the "Zoo." The doctor approaches tho rattlesnake cage with a stick about a yard long, on one end of which is a stout leather loop that tightens whan tho eflck is raised. This 1B insortod at the top of tho oage, and Instantly every snake colls hirnsolf for a spring, and sends out a warning rattle. The loop is deftly slipped over tho head of a reptile beforo it hua hod a chance to spring, nnd tho stick Is qulokly withdrawn with tho snako dangling from one end of It, No Unto is lost in pulling tho snaku out ot tho oage, as the other enraged snakes nro sure to sink thblr polsonsus fangs into the body of their dangling comrade. The assistant then holds a largo pane of gloss In front of the snake, and tho dootor dashes his hand against the other sido of the glass until tho roptilo is beside himself with rago. The snake, after sending forth the warning rattle, dashes his head ag«In«t the protecting pane, and invariably thero is left a tiny drop of poison on the glass. Thfs is aarefully put in a tiny vial, and the precious package Is stored away in the doctor's safest pocket The dootor never obtains but ono drop at a visit, as this seems to bo onough to make modlolne for a long time. THE CLAIMS OF LUCRE. LOVE AND TIIR instances are vory rare In which two -atrotu.' wills can htinnoiilti in close Oinpanionslilp. •" Mist 'young women study the character of mou'lmt Utile, bocauso tl.oy httvq but littlo Ojiub'titnlty. ' „•• '.•".'. A WOMAN - possusnlnst ,t|to e omou'.s of womaiih oil CSVIKIOC uo happy w.th a man who hits not u s ttud chu>ucior. A n III.I.IAMT lualoh, In the oyoa of the wo> Id, aoiies - for stow morals, uncon: gonial t»itJsra »«ilS^^W »r»i h<MrU IT, Uhard ^MawiiiOi character, and . ounae «ui»r,!wjrt^MS>W absorbing pas- .siiui;,;S.v..':.'.E^r ; j(«ijr ORIENTAL STREET SCENES. Th» Dofi, tho DonkojD and tha Vendors or All Sorti ol Wares. Everybody has heard about the dogs and donkeys of oriental oltios, how the dogB roam about without owners and how the donkeys bear patiently their many burdens and get but scant thanks in return. But nil custom streets abound in novel and fascinating sights—bright gowns, tiny shops, veiled women wearing wooden sandals, gaunt camels swaying along with rude bells tinkling. From tho first the energetic peddlers are conspicuous. If the travelor approaches the Levant by way of Constantinople, ho plungos at onco into their favorite haunts. The first night In this great, hlstorlo city will not bo forgotten, for tho howltng of tho hungry street dogs is hardly silenced before tho coming ot daylight brings out a multitude of these noisy venders, and then sleep is out of the question. Ono would think thoy were trying to arouse the people in the next street, to have them ol) ready for making purchases. Some aro shouting in Turkish and somo in Greok, advertising tho oxcellonco of tho good things that thoy hnvo in the high boskets on their backs or on dimimitlvo mouse-colored donkeys. We look down from tho hotol window and watch thorn as they pass along or stop for bargaining. Thoro aro loads of tempting white grapos, rosy poachos, and a profusion of fresh vegotoblos evidently just in from Ihe gardons along tho Bosphorus, or thoso bordorlng the Sweot Wntern boyond tho (joldon Horn. In all theso towns nlong tho Asia Minor coast theBO scenes are ropeutod, with perhaps a trifle loss noise. At Smyrna, in early at.tumn, tho minn swarms with sellers of the luscious sugarmolons, nnd a littlo onrlier all the ports of tho G.-eok Archipelago echo with "sweet, fresh tigs!"—April St. Nicholas. Triumph of Art Over Nuturc. "Whut a terrific tiwndei'-storm we hud tho other evening!" -I didn't know anything about it until 11 was all over. I was at tho Wagner eoncort. —Puck. NOTICE OF APPLICATION SALE OF REALTY. FOR jf'o Michael Sheridan, Ito.ie Toole, Catharine Claritt/ and llritlget McNumci hcirn at law of James Sheridan, deceased. You aro hnroby notified that on or before Aug. 25lh, 1891. thero will bo ou iile in tho ofllcu of tho clerk of the District court, of Allitmaknu Co., Iowa, in probate, tho petition of James MoKwen administrator of tho estate of James Sheridan, asking the court to authorize and empower hint to sol) tho following described real estate of said estate, situated in Aliamakou Co., Iowa, to-wit: 'the southeast } of the southwest J of section 133, township 97 north, range 6 west of tho 6th P. M., to pay the dubts of said estate. That said application will bo heard and dolerminvd tit 2 o'clock, p. m., on tho 7th day of Sept., 1891, at the court house, in Waitkon, said <1o. And unless you appear at said time and plauu tho order will bo' granted m prayed in said petition. JAMUS MoBWEN, Adinioisirulor. By F. S. BUKLINO, Atty. NOTICE 07 APPLICATION •BLL REAL ESTATE. TO To OalMa Noble, Emetine Allen, Caroline P. Duuniitg, ffurrwt J. HazMon, Susanna M. Bagley, Naney B. Hose, John'W. Noble, Hejiry B. Noble, Chris* tiana J. Hawct, James H. Noble. W. P. Noble and E. H, Noble, heirs at law, of Christiana Noble, deceased. you aro hereby notified that ou or before the 26lh day of Aug., 1891, there will be on file iu the office of the olork of tho District Conn, of Allumskoe Co., Iowa, in probate, tho petition of James MoEwen, administrator of the estate of Christiana Noble, docossod, asking the court to authorize ami empower him to soil tho following described real estate of said estate to-wlt: The north half of tho north half. of the S. E. V; the sooth half of tho S.E.\ of the N. E, the south; 22} norea of thoS. W. i of. tho TN, E. t of Seo. 30, nnd tho west |ia|f of the N. E. JJOI< tho S. E. i ot Sec 18, all in Twp, 90; R. 0 wost. In Allamakee county, Jowft, pay the d«bM"«f MtoftMfM tetMK&x. < TJhat said apRtoM";-will »W, l»8»rd waiieiw W inod mMMni wm. m J. SHfiPHERD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, D. B. t*KN8ION EXAMlNEIt. Ofllcc nt roflttlonco on Urcon stroot, Rccond liouso East of Hoy A MoNolt's Harilwu: o. F.J. BECKER, M. D., KO MEOPATHIO rnYBICIAN AND BURGEON. Ofllco on Soconil Floor of Parker's Building, noar I'ostofflco, Postvlllo, Iowa. DR. J. S. GREEN, PHYSICIAN ft SUKOEON, Office nnd Residence Southwest par of town. All sails promptly attended STATIONERY. Don't forget, when you want plain or tancy Stationery, that the Review office is the place to get it cheap. DANIEL A. JERALD, IMTercHaxLt Tailor, Postville, Iowa. All work warranted io givo satisfaction. A full line of tho latest styles in samples. W1I. BUKPHEnD. J. I. SHHFUEnD. BHEPHEBD BIIOTHEKK, ATTORNEYS -:- AT -:- LAW, Iusurarjco AgontB and Collocton, Authorizod to practluo in all the eourU ot tho stuto. Offlcu ovoi Lion's store, brick block. POSTVILLE IOWA. J.A.HAVIRLAND, Veterinary Sixxg-eoaa, rOSTVILLE, IOWA. Office lirst door Kitst of tho Coniiucr cial House, Green St., Postville, Iowa A fine sot of surgical instruments. All necessary medicines kept on hand Thirteen years successful practice Culls promptly answered CENTRAL MEAT MARKET ! SCHTJLER BROS. , Preps. Wc hnvo opened a New Meal Market in tho Molt building opposito the post- olTleo. where we .shall keep a full assortment of the best of meals at '.lie lowest prices the market will afford. We solicit an inspection of our stock and manner of doing business and invite a fair share of your patronage. RAILROAD TIMS-TABLES will 4 :fifi p. ra .12.10 a. in. m. On and alter Sunday, June 29, lgiio, trains on tho C. M. & St. P. Ky cave Postvlllo as follows. OOltiO EAST. Pnssengurs. No. 2 No. 4 (night) Freights. No. 7 Way Froight 11:05 a. m No. !) Time Freight 0:10 p. r., No. 11 Time Freight... .fi:!).") p. n; GOIKO WEST. Passengers. No. 1 night... No. 3 10:2.'. Freight*. No. 10 Chicago Slock .. .. 1) ;(>;, n. jr. No. 6 Way i:f> p. m No. 12 Milwaukee Stoofc .<i:10 p. m AH Freight trains mentioned, except No. 12, carry passengers when pjoviiUd with proper transportation. No. I; between North McGregor and Calinnr G. E. WHIPP. Agent. B. C .R .TN .R.R. J OF.COHAH D1VJSJ05. Time Table in effect Jnno If, IKHI. Passenger going North... ,1:10. P M " " South. 4:20, •• Freight. " North, ...2:45. P. M J. E. PRKKT A;fa>. 5 A«k my ai«nt> far W. I.. DMKUC HHHCH. f not for ml* In jomr place »»k your enlor to Htind lor cnlR10sNe, secure the agency, and get tkern Tor you. tr TAKE NO SUI1ST1TUTE. _£3 FRED. N. BEEDY. -:-PHOTOG-RAPHER.- And Dealer iii Picture Frnnii-s. Postville - Iowa Postville Cray Line P. J. BEUCHER. Prop. Having purchased the origins. Post ville Dray Line 1 am prcpnn tl to d«nll kinds of" draying promptly, caiefully apd satisfactorily, (iood teams, good drays and careful drivers ' Iwnys tit (ho servieo of the puliHe. at fair prices. All klups of light or heavy hauling, in town or country promptly done. Granite Cemetery Wcrk, Iren Fences, Curbing Ac. Tlio.se intending to purchase Monn mental work for future tlflivery will find it to their advantage l > rsiinnue M V. Kidder's Granite Work in Cemeteries, us lie is doing liral-ela.se work nt»s low prices as ean bo procured in tin country. If he has not eallvl upon you drop him a card lit Decoviih nmt ho will bo pleased to visit yon with Design* and samples of nil kinds of (iranlte, al the lowest possible prices. M. V.KIDDER, 34m6 Decor ah. Iowa. L. STROEBEL & SON, — I'llOPMKTOllS OS* — Postville Boot and Shoe Store. (AT AHMBTHONO * UOLTF.lt'S Ol.P BTAKD.) Hnvu a full linn of Hoots, Shoes, Slip- p'lis, Kubhers nnd everything kept in a No. 1 general shoe store Custom work nnd repairing neatly and promptly done. ,*Kvery pair warranted. Wo koep no shoddy. . Consumption dured- An old pliyswlan, retired from prno- tioo.' having had placed in his hands by an East ludia missionary the formula ol a siroplo vpgotublo ruwedy for the speedy ami pertriftnuut ouve of COR. sumption, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma 'and Lung Affections, also ti posillyo and; vadieal ouro ton- Nervous Debility nnd'Nei'VQiia Powplftlnifli tiflor lmvingj hesleiUls wonderful>,««raM.T».pow«n ip ^onfftiidsi of oiMies,!hits1«lt,l!r Ws< 4"')' 1«MMJ> $jtAmterkby"t!i|s mpUyc nnilsjift •uiiJiig tiife mi WHY 18 THC W. L. DOUGLAS S3 SHOE OENTT &IEN f THE BEST 8HOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE HONEY? i It h • luamli'M *huc, with no tnckior wnx tlirra t i to hurt tbo fcH; nmdo ot tUo bcit flu eoit, ttvV^ic I And eiwy, uml bcrnute %ve winJtc urotv *WJT .»/ MJi ' urntte than any other manufacturer, ItrnuaU kin:. nmvfMl Htmcfl umtluy from tl.u> to $.1.1X1. UU (iunulue llaiitUMtwil, tho flnci-t mrc *P +Mn (Onto over cifTiTu-a for $\W; rtiiinl* I'm., u Importnl nh»M>n which cunt from $t.o to$r,>.<<i. <RA 00 llnuil -hktw** Writ Hlmr, -flim ml;. nhfw pver offunn) a« %MK prlco t nam* crado a,* eu*- tom-mncle ahooi coat Ins from 66.W to f w»i. fflO »10 I'oliro Shoot Knnnrrn, Kullr»)*r w« a:ifl letter Carrier* all wearthrni; ntntrnir. fainlPHii, fimooth ln*fil<'. hoavy ihrre t*tUt, csTcn- "lun eilso. One pair wltl wv;vr a jcar. J*0 '50 Alio cnifj no bettrrnhiMj rvr OITT**!! r.r <Pthis price t < ni> trial will iiniviiuu who want a ulioo f<»r lotuffvrt nw! «t-rv|r»*. Uo mid iS 'i.Ott UoiklntitMii'ri >h<>,?, OFfisi nro very Mrnin- mid (luraMr. IVww- rL» JKIVC given thou a trial will wmr uootht-rniMtrr. RAI/C' W'J.OO mill XI.7*1 Mhmil ahiwK nr>* •*yj C worn by the Uoy^rvcrywln-Te; thfysi it on tliclrmim*n!S.a«-thi! lucreaNlriK NtU'X nhow. L9Cf 168 ^*^. Ilniiil-nt 'wcd *U**, h*n Inipnrtiul 1hwsc_o«lluK.froin J14.U0 to mrt.iO. al»S> LaiUoti* *2,40i at Mil Hl.73 fhoo for MlflKCH nro the boat flue UntiKola. Stylish and durable. Cuuiloii.—Kco that W. L. Doutflai' namo aud price arttatazaped on tb« bottom nt each nftoo. W. L. 1W «LAS, Urockton. Uaaa, — SOLD BV LUHMAN - & - SANDERS. WIND MIIIS. C. P.DARUN.a (Sui'iM-csiif ti) l)urliug\'< Slilt-^.) - DKAI.KII lit Wind Miils, rumps, TaiiksFrfd Millfs, Corn Shellere &c. In uimt mi)l.« I ftiriii.-di ptiiuplti<; anil giiarutl mills I'niiihliii'd, nml htitli Ht'f I' aiitl wood pumping III'IIH. . Ollleo inn) shop llrH tltmr ?»uili nt Hoy & MoNoil's 'liardwsw rtori', I'OHI- villo, Iowa. POSTVILLE LODGES. 118 OLIVE BRANCH I. OB G£ NO. JiNiam'svM'PYTnus.- Meoteojj th» neoondiitifl" fourthFrl<l(iyv>venl!> u eacb motitli. Viitlod lintlien (n ijrod >Uu4 atways woloomo. .. DAltlUltQUK.Q. O. NOBLE LilSOE Mo 51. A. O.U. W. Thr Loyal Ancient Order of United Workmen nwet* the Seoond aud Fourth Saturday ovenings in each montfc, in tho MAsonlo Hall over the Brick Urtu' tore. JOHN WKUKI., M. W. JAMKS PKUUV, Renordcr. BROTHERLY LOVE LOIttlE, to. 204, A. f. & A. M.. Regular .meetings on Tuesday even* ins on or .before tho full of (ho moon. All brvlhren In gpo'tl standing are cordially invited to attorn). K< I). STILUS, W. M. WM. MOTT, Se,o'y, CHURCH DIRECTORY. CONOKKaATIONAli--|»((V. N.'.h. UvXtH), l'««. tot, FnmoUnii uvcr^BtiuUny at W -.ilU A, M,' aua7UI0 Pit, EsbbaUi Uvbeol licinc^stcly sftor. mrrnlstf «etrvj««. Y. !*• N. C. H,-iio«t« '' •tywjr Bunany « Y«IUUI | at wild, rt »y«r M«et. iug,>V«)(lmii)a>y eyentiieji..-, . MBSffOWS*,^!*!.,^.' Lo^swoo.!;: Stes ^.r, •aW after '-nwi? T^SKiio •vWy Sflnflw i.v*i ii N »t i i* *W «t 7 | ^uj'«r«>cotln^'yVfr)i 'WtAusi ^ay^KiiAiiJis

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