Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, April 4, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated April 4, 1867 Page 1
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r'l# i!«?, I •J'1' "fff wUfeRl^t VOL f*.» **$1 A 1 k»'\ ord 1 1 t'1*!. I r/ .vk t-'r i 1*I» tor MutNlaitii, (kliwcll 4 llolde^. (i'ww tbe ^atu ^Tour of Iowa bounties. iMoriptUm ml Betaorew IU Agricultural and Mineral liesour* f:es an,J KuUivads It isa well known fact ule, gain a ito cutiHtrv throi i-WttlS** V tho averai yiMi*iM#ryfew».ftn« either hand. It it frtie that In jjfie prairie States one generally gets a nUr idoa ofthe country by a railroad 1rip throUgty ft, forhe pisses through lwiifi|,il%ibhee of': Railroad is one of Ihese. through one of the richest the couutry, it novertholei the pausoitger too few opp to see all thh beauty and wealth. In Mahaska and counties thin in jiefuliarly nnf police ft auttt by riding 'V| them uii tliis road can form no i| ^nute of their agricultural ro^ou^^e^. ..-\Vapollo county is named afUfr Wapello, a subordinate chief of the Hacjkaii i Mia as wko ©oimpieiJ tWu- «MF«#nr ftt «ounWjr' the white settlers first eaino. He was buried at Age&ay DitV, eight miles east ot Ottmiiwa. The couty iios So(i|th of Mahaska and Kookfhj and liotweeri Monroe- on the' U\*st and Jofterson on the Bast. Tho surfaao »h quite rolling, and tho soil is a fir mor loam than is common in JUentral Iowa, and not quite so capable of en during !uvCTn Uvajiiu ILia MofiHps rivet" riiuning tUroag»i-^he counQ^tti a South., fiiinterii!y direc tion divides it into tvro nearly ciiual n\rt« wliicb, ho)vevap, aro very uiiKo Both as rusject-t soil and general ap i^arancw, The Northeast half is a uMfiti and ifcrtifo Ksoantry, bnfj' n small portio i of it being hilly, while the i*C4t is admirably a iapted in ev ery rea[»ect t»Xbe wants of the Itu4 ba.idmati. Fertile prairies, with nbuntjMiit aiiiU4sonve»Mnt timber «nil plonty of coal within a reasonable 4U tttito^ would seem to lie all that the tanper^eould a*k.- But wiijklo' t,Ki« ]art of tho bounty is unsurpassed, tho Southwestern portion is les^ at tractive. Many portions of ijt, 1y, a^dllm soil ot the«e hlils ft 'FW times a rather iirm clay. Much this laud, however, is coveted light growth of timber au«l x|Wi wi^h coal, so that it will vu^ valuably- In tt^o, »o,|ipiriK be interrAi•ftu^ land seript&ti -pUp is SOUi»'' tarming (a^ Mueoia vicinity Of ^wjrjvllle ai|4 burg.., Tii*.ber.-- Of this 'there is wo* lac.: in tho county, grovos being pretty w*H distributed through the North while there is a largo surptus in the South. Streams.—The Stone.—Of NO 11. •, jiioffl it'ivnf^ya' fell *5&f* Hatfattrr.} MJ bitinti! that f* H^»nor: Oftrrect idea of tho jriiiy average elevation, and hence aff- (#**,«*! id mtrnk illy the ooti adva latatr*. *11 o"tnay ride ror hours the valley of an utottractiKi) stream a"—, A a fi.l ii.i k Mik 1 lAtt Aft It ik /lik W k. mm .A as wuli as a general L4ea ot' the face 'of tb« couutry wUh. 'ta ^ieasing al tertiation of open 'prairie and timber ed utreann. And yet in Iowa with iM bdaatlfuKy •undulating liWt'rfiice, satnie .raadfi Jifidi'd the view above indicated, while others, like tlie C.tst errt rpadiliftl^|ew opporti%jfi4 to view tho boautios of the eu uoautry. Tho Don Moin G. Pes Moines River is the principal one, though there are many smaller stream* in different parts, aftbrdiag plenty «f water for Stock.- this thore is an ftbun' dant supply. Excellent lip)est6nu is found in great abundance, on both linea ot'« Milroad. There are some good^uarrieaoa the B. M. R. li,, west vt Chfllicothe, on landownod by A. Su Phoaoi*, latoof Warren county, excedent both tor lime ami buil- Coal.—Prof. Halt some of tho veins now worked are from 4} to 7 feet. At Cbifficotlie, west of Ottumwa* considerable coal is mtihed and shipped on the B. db Mt. R. R. Tb« ooal t^ good and tlio vow* thick, Qmm». Dudley mora^r of ths last Legislature, t»wns a 'ift# Wbmi vein here, whwh is vet retire, b«|^wfiMNrtSI without Cllhker, and is said bjr tiM engineers4o olog thoir grates ^t« i triifo, (sovorsi of the engines on the B. A Mn aps mn with coal.) pin«, «Ww mites bolow Ott%))» is a nditd which lias been vohw foe somo years. Beforto the OsIiModsa oibe#thi»)r vaiToy wr wppiog fa. iI' ^e^,io\i)p ibel. thuslc' aau uonvon ipntjto tho nMbiotdflMl i« not worked veiy extensively now. The Dixon mine, thrSfe nifai Aw# Ottui»jiv% on tho Valley Road, is saidt txf, fUc nish as good cjM^M?MD.bft fouAli in superior ich is threi' "*-prnrni i" .1 ^"r^ nv6#t Taxes.—There Wool.—The t! V In it sou bfcfreajth*.' fn th^hilDn ha* boeri ttfcAfi iA e^fwMh»t.tejtr thick vein in the Hvef iirltSotefcitofurth^'sbo,...., b^i^seShi from tLe!hwgOliu*tfi lefts well protid&i wjlhwNH ahdmatiy Aitut-egeii^fWoai'il subtly any demand from Aeatf6iu. Sariy Hiatur if.-^Th% ^mMi^ 4*1 UM4, Spurlook: Reoorder A'rnon^ tlp oUe|t settlers of the T/ounlr, m» addition to th^ already hhmej, were pr. ('. G- Watden, H. H. Warden, Wm. Galbi'aitlv Bev. B. -A- Uio1 a^cul- iracl?w«aiA. Sh:iult J. Mm turarcapaeities of tliia to*iic pogipn rtarper, Sv S.^on is, II. P. D. F. GaylorU, John My Vi'».^. Sniith, J., Hrll, G, 1. Hurray, R. e^ sTbavKl Smith, J. Hrl tiaiper, orris, il. P. Graves,?/. Baker, M. "Wright, J., County QMcera.—Sudgo Ter ins of Court.—There Political.—Tho pii'vlican majority of315, uwV» Population.—The UCIVJ* that at rr 4 minos' wero. syStei^lically^ woA^iscriptiot^^av^ been made In Davis, ibis vol® *fUrif»hW% fnorc^ {ran anj* WapeHo Mid Keokuk counties, and "•jA* y^0 roqdiB deffnitely located, audtho con tract-fiiur grading and tieing let from SigO'tfruey to tho Missouri lino *M*iflpW0!f4 Carpenter, the con- '-^p BN1^. T|^ «|lAK'*Nfc^ s*rtcti^ tvMns'ai%tt^ rnnnin^ LiaiMioel4*«ta iW»aecion.— milo»ir^ of Otturt'Wa. Th»v u tttowr, gp) •-li •F was Ipvied in 186G fbr all purposes a tax of 330,947.£9, nearly hall of which wtp for school purposes."* .. last clip of wool xnust have been about 1SO,000 potiiMis, and the !«heep now on hand number npt far from 75:000. population of the county is not far from 21,000. :^S'OTTTOMA Leightoa, Scott, Win^. Brim, A. S. 8pariock, J. Mbrhti'ro, S Ogg, D. llall. i). Smith, Win. Dowey, S. Jvinnoy, F. Whit comb, J". Weir, S. Davis, 3. S. Dwire, J. Hmith". •i &AIULOAD& ^hfcf^oibity is well situated lia'to npect to railixiads, tho Dos Moines Valley Road ranning np tho Des Moi«es Rivoi^ and tllo Burlington & Missouri running through tho county front east to west, and intersecting tho former atOttuinwa, near tho cen tre of tho county.' Passengers to Chicugo chanjroat this point ft-om the Valley to tho Burlington Koad, and the trains on both roads stop hero for meals, giving ample time *^o^ a good din uer or-supper. t*., 1 THE ST. IJOUIS ANO C1DAS CaMfANY. Ak-* *.'•'» A Tli^ company has its offioo at Ot tunuvu, which is oue of the principal points on the line of' the projected rogd. The company was organ'izod Soptembor 27,18G5 at Codar liunids at a eonvention consisting ot dole gates from St. Louis, the North Mis soari lUilroad, ahd tho counties of Iowa directly interested in tho pro ject fbr building a road from the ter minus of tlfe North Missouri Railroad tottadnr Rapidi. The officers of the1 company are Hon. H. G. Angle, President: fr. C. C. Warden, Yico President W. B. lionnifieki, Treasurer E. L. Burton, Secretary. The executive conjmittee consists of H. G. Anffie, l*. •wL «. C. Warden, J. H-. Sandtrs, S. 1. CJarpenter, apd I. H. Sturgeon. Twenty-one directors wert choeon, ropjMBeuUtrgever^lnterbst^nd tocal ty, at)d OttumWa was fixed npotu &a tjh^^rinoipat placo'of bn«ine«isr Tue^tt. Louis ft Cedar Rapids Rail, ro^d, like tho Iowa Central, is to com monce, tlie terminus of tho North ^jsso^ff ^Road, Jn tho southwest cor ner ^f^ppanobsb county. It will j.an on the same line with, ao JMpfUei to tho CeDtrol for eight will bear eastward, to "Wld in D^^is uounty, thence lirough OtUKnwa, Sigourn^y and perhaps Homestead, in Iowa countyr to Cedar Fills,, where it will connect with the Dubuque & South western, tho Cedar Rapids and St. Paul—which will surely bo completed at no dtoaA* day—and olhor road^, uenteringfnf that place. Heavy sub- VraMoirs, are experienced railroad men. Thsy have beon buildiug. the B. ft M. Boad from Ottantwa to uhar UfByk«ving OaMraei«d to put it irt doing the whole work ol grading, 'budging, tieing and riortfou or this tho con- JL' n 8 al 7Qj?,tfor above 45,0 lion from i inm|4 ctfluHi** injp! J. J. S. ter Clerk, 17. Af. Godle}* Tri'a /oseph Ilayno Recorder,) V or Sheriff, G. A. Derby Sc Por- lisurer, W. Tow- School SU porintendent, Rev. B. A. Spaulding. are two terms, commencing respectively, the latter part of May and November.— Ju^e H.Tapnehill, of G@(U.rcyill^ Pl'dsocating Attorney, CoL Weuvor, of Bloonifipld. n county gives a Ro- School Statistics.—Sci.Qijl .districts In the county, 19 sub-districts, 88 number of persons between five and '.wouty-oue years—mules* 3,03G, fc niale^, 3T17, total, 7,803 number of schoo'.^ 15U pupils, 5.457 average number. 2.S72'male teachers 58, tie male 132, total 190 average compen sation of former 89.i30, average coin pensntion of latter ?G.2S por week school houses 78—brick 7, stone I, frame 4'J, log 27—valued at $57,611 expo.ided during pastyoarfor build ing,'repairing aud furnishing, $13,- .... 0 ewpt oil aid h6 subsoripttoi^i bav ame iuai- catas, it lias Cedar Rapids for itsr ob jective point, bu ton reaohtng there it wOuld donbtTess consolidate with thd Cedar Rapids Valley Road in or der to form a connected route through the St^te. By doing this it becomes thO'rtVW qf the Io^'.a Central, both haYing'th^Kapio northern and south ern terminlis, though fbr a consider able portion of the route they would btffar 6nough apart to render each, a nebessit) The roads are strong ri vafs, but Which is the better route, which Will be soonest completed, or which has tho best prospects, it is not in the nrovince of your corres ondent to statek The Central an 1 ave'said has earnest men at the helm aiwl «o I may say of tho officers of the St. Louis & Cedar Rapids Road. The officers arc to well knowu to need iuiy commcndatiou from any pen. They will do all that cpn l» done to render their young enter prise a perfect success. The county-seat, is situated on the Des Moines Kivcr, at the controof the county, and at tho intersection of tho Des Moines Valley, Burlington and Missouri and (projected) St. is and Ce^ar Rapids railroads. It is a city of nearly 4,000 iuhabitants, built on tho slopo qf tho hill which lioH north of tho river and railroads, the business streets running along the toot of tho hill, and tho residen ces being higher up. Altjiogh ths loifitttion renders grading diQicult and exbopsivc. it would be hard to and residence sifts commanding more extensive viows than aro com mon hero. Tho viow from the resi dence of Hon E. H. Stiles, near the summit of the hill, is one of the fiuest in this prairie countY^r, where moun tains and lakes do hot cu^er into the scenery. Ottumwa is tho Indian name of, thb place, or at least similar to it, and is supposed by some to. moan "tumbling water," ah the Appanoose Rapids aro found hero. By others the name is thought to imply ''lone village." It was once changed to Louisville, but tho old settlors elung to tho Indian name, which was sopu re adopted. Probably Qttumwfc1»{*s for many years done more b'isinopa. than any other town in the Sta£e of its size.— It has had and still retaiiis a heavy wholesalo trado with many of the Southern^ counties of Iowa and the northern "counties of Missouri, This trado amour ts to from $3,00,000 to •*,000,000 yearly. But little capital has boen "brought into tho place, most of it havihg bepm jnado there in legitimate business and the citizens mnnifost their confidence in the sta bility of the towh and the perman onoe of trader by eroding substantial and costly buildings. They are de termined to have the St. Louis and Cedar Rapids Railn ad completed, and aro contributing largely to the onterpriso. The oity has' donated doj¥l grounds, valued at tea thou* roy, Pastor. A good membership, congregation and Sabbath school. Their church is «i fine frame odflco, erected labt season. Baptist.—Rev. Christian. y Episcopal.—Rev. 23 tftAM. -i.. o-h''» :W U M*** aw,# i'f' Road, rncy down 8-IWD on viaiqn vai in order ,to £ddfo?oCj **».» i%U ^t ifay ir, whea &ewor* feandsba* T, $,000 are already deiivoi the lWe of tbo ros% 'iKorth pt and^tvuirfed a nfcl Lou­ *r S. L. Bnrnham, Pastor. This society oomwe^oed quito. W44k a fow years ago, but by patferoo persevor^noe has built a oontfbrtabfe fh»m^ch|iisb, has attaUi 9d to 4 gpod membejrahip, and said to be iu a flourishing coudi tion, a large number of convtrta hav ing been added during the late revi val teudOrthe ministry of Rev. Morgan Edwards. No Pastor. Small fraoxs ehuruh, oxpeot 4o baild*a* soon as possible—probably in year or aO. Elder S^ggs, ofCentralia, 111., is ex pOcied in a foW days to preach for then* and they hope to.'retain him. for confirmation.. JV^E. Ryan, Pas* tor. New brick church just built at a efost of •11,'^) J, and not quite fin ished. Momber?hip68 Sabbatkaehool Small library. Mr.. Ryan is a$id to bo doing a good work. Has added largely to the namber of com munieanls sioco he commenced: In February be presented- to the Bishop Congregational.—The Methodi*^--R%v. E: H. Pastor. M«mDersDip, schd^f 200. Good libt 43 vision for enlarging it, agree' age is wortb about Membership, 237: Sabbat Good librar^and ippp^. iOW ARTHURS DAY, APRIL^I^ ^.bt oi fM this, the Jc raiBipj? thin, the n*te «ta of th^ roadin e BiibeuripHipn .«•»»* «oyf iW»e id City Officers.—Mayor, lay, the tm: Dr. •fcerft i*o4 in *8 ^fertu ount m. run beyolil Oatkotici.—.The iCiMtetior- Wd a oh mg Priest an# the ^iatars ofVidi !i tatHW 4»«fe a classioaf~«ild lEnglisi School for yoqng lad^e^, wj^i«h is re ed to bef^a good oaf. ..s»vtf SoofCToSfi^ a-'AT'i Adjntattt. HawlOy Clerk, Dr. S B. Tbrall. Marshall, I. L. Milligwn, Councilmen, ,A. 11. Hamilton, Dr. H. B. Sieson, P. C. Daum, R. J. Williams, "W/ B". Armstrong, T. Riordan,|C. C. Peters, JT. C. Hinsey, J. W. Carpen ter—all Republicans but the Marshal and T. Riordan. Republican major ity on Mayor, 52. Schools.—The pride of Oiiamwa is its noblo school building and fine school. Tho building is erected on the highest ground—a plat of 4 acres having been reserved there for school purposes. The building is a brick structure three stories higb, well ar ranged and well soated, and capable of accommndating from 800 to 900 pupils. Itoost 930,000, and ig the first prominent object to strike the eye as you approach the city, indi cating to the stranger that Ottumwa places education first and highest on her list of enterprises. The Bchool is probably surpassed by none in the Ulterior of the State, being admira bly conducted by Professor L. Hastings and his able corps of assist tants. Dr. C. C. Warden, who has fbr some timo been President of the School Board, takes special 'interest in the school, visiting it several timos a week. Improvements.-*—truor tions of the faithr of a people in the future of their town can bo found, than the erection of brick blook and the making of other substantial im provements. Between ono hundred and two hundred bnildinga woro erected in UttlifttWa last tewjorr, tir cluding tho Episcopal and Presby teriun churches, and a good briclr block "with ftrar husiuess fronts^ This oofifltitute* a park 6f UjQ©n Block, which has seven buinoss fronts in all, and is fino enough fbr any purpose or place. The value of the buildings erected last yei^ ia not far from 8250,000. And Among them I must not fail to notlcG the erection of a fine hotel building by P. G. Bul lingHll on the inaiu business street. It is built of brick, and when com pleted will havve few superiors in tho State. Indeed, if he suooods in com pleting it according to the plan up oc which he started, it will be o»o oi the pUasaniost hotels in the coun try. Contemplated Improvement***^Tay lor, Biake ft Co., have let the con tract for building tho finest block in the oity the present sbason. It is to have a front 57 feet, and a depth 115, a?d will be an ornament to the plaee. Mr. Knight is making an effort to obtain the necessary machinery for a paper mitt which he h«Jos to.baild this yoar. i&» i-"""- Hfcti. wmu* yBXBB. Courier.—Thia Mercury.—This eniocrati^ Republic. who if, vertiser, V Ffestor. Rev. Simoon Brown, died, or the 16th tilt, and hia place has not yet betfo^Hled. yr4meehurch, lneditfn irize. Sab bathioehool, 75k ttoMt Uhaary—(50 worth of books added each y#ar. Dry Goods.—-The was started as a Whig organ iu 1848 by Street & War den, and was the most western paper in the United States. Mr. Norris succeeded them in 1857 and was for many years editor and publisher, un til the middle of last year, when N. D. Mxisaehnan, Wra.fi. Caldwell and

Wiu- C. Holdon, became tho editors and pubUshors. A daily was soon, started, and, although the town is a small Oao in which to publish it. they still koepit ap and. conUu*o to improve it The citizens give it a bettor support than would be expec ted in a town of that sise. The Courier is a sound radical paper, and nas tho lull confidence of the party. The young mou who took hold of have recently made some additions to thoir job department, being dotor min od to keep inily up with the times. ii also a daily and weekly paper, being the Democratic organ of the county. It was origi nally started years ago- by Hondor "ott&Bakor undor tho name of G. D. li. Boyd took it in 1858 and changed its name to Democratic Statesman, under which namo J. II. D. Stroet, who saoeoodod Boyd, conducted it*awhil«^ and was succeeded by Hondcrshott ft Burton, in turn wore succeeded by Bur ton Evap*, thoprosout proprietors, who called it the Mercury, by whieh name it is now known. Li connec tion with the ilercury, tho proprietors also print the Ottumwa Monthly, Ad­ published by F. il. Day. The first nurabofbC.l.OOO copies was to be issuodJon the 15th insU BUS1NUS AfTJD mJSINJBSS firms who do a wholpsrfo business^ either exohwively orin part, are Lawrence-ft Chambers, T. Devij* ft Soo, Moss ft Co., F. W. ft j. Hawley,Biflhardsft Hale. Tho retailers are Peters ft Co., J. Loomis, J. G. Meek, C. C. Warden, Lively ft Lewis, G. H. Shedfcr, Tis dale, Mudd ft Co., Potta Bros., J. 4 A. G. Huggms, J. S. Walker j.tihth.i .-AmikM good oiiaroh there, John Kreeirle be- er« are N. Baker, D. Zollare & aU I ^i n J. Matam, It. ItosaTw/M. [f ,v 'These 4to_aI.. hiii^-ooBKlitiofr. HI Hedrick, CaldVftll, lf*ge W J. Rbe Good Templars arc not or ganized or,rather, they have un fortunately loecome disorganized. Tnq Hats, and James Phillips ft Co.' ^yison, J. H. 9oj lis- fl. W. Gaston, Potter. indica­ Lumbermen.—R. i: 000 r-rrttt Jmeggjits.—ffftylor, Blake irje^y, Lewirt t& Co., are the wbtle Aafors, and w., P. Cowan, and P. UlAfct,-th'o retaHiers. Haf4mi^.—Daggot & Elgor!y, Henry &Haw, (wholesale aiid retail), J3. Washburn© T» B. Wallace & Co., Kraner &Miller. i Agricultural Machinery.~*-TUq -r Clothing.—E.-%+T saler, ana W. Goldsmith, C. Saxe, Arnold ft Co., ft Co retail Gray, Baker ft Co^ L. Gicbrick, S. Gray, Lutzft Keilkoff, D. M. IIf»rtnoft ft Son, D. W. Towor, K. Moriarty, W. Lane, L. Ahwerda, Bonnifield ft Hobbies, T. Sallivan, Shreves ft Toung, R. Underwood, J. A. Sehworm, Davis ft Twombly, J, R. Pickler, II. Cunningham, Grube ft Dtfmbad^. Hoots and Skoe&~-($0bb4*s) hydt ft C.o. .'. j..: Copa.—/lobtwrt), p. JhteUerd.—Nunamaker W. Bradcnburg, L. S. Barker. Furniture.— kept by Chnfin ft Cope. Commission Merchant.-*-N. JJottls.—Thore D. Band ft Co., Kaiser ft Millard. VGMfeaticmir. Extensive whole saler, B. J. Boultoci, and P. p. Oiuwk 2furserymen.—Cliapell ft Williams. PAo/o^rfl^ftm.-Nuuamaker & HufT, Shawg ft Stamper. In addition there is one foundry now in operation and. a large one is in contemplation. There are also two flouring mills, one woolen mill, a plauing mill, and two breweries also three cooper shops, manufactu ring all the cooperage needod at the poi-U lwM.»«4MkU lsewliere, a brush factory, and three livery ctables, be sides tho, UfUal nn rnhqi* flf ^»vill shops. Of wagon factories there are firat, and some of them do a heavy busi ness. Tho pork houso of J. D. Ladd ft Co., does the heaviest business of any in the interior of tho State'.. At the comnvmoement of the war the fijrra of Ladd ft Co., slaughtered" from- 40 000 to 50,000 hogs ^n a season. Last car they packcd, 13,000 hogs and 000 cattle. Banks.—Of these tohero aro throe —-the Ottumwa Bank, H. G. Angle, President, and Gen. 8tono, Cashier the 1st Natianal and the Banking House of.W.-B. Bonnifield ft Co. AMOUNT OP BUSINESS. Tho total amount of business done in Ottumwa is very large for a place of its size, and may be summed up as follows: Wholesale trade £1,000, 000 retail dry goods trade $400,000 retail grocery trade $380,000 hard ware200,000 agricultural implements $45,000 -y packing business 9250,000, amounting Co $2,275,000. If to this we add the grain, wool and live stock trade, the drug, iewolrv, and other business not specified above, we shall as tho grand total something $2,500,00 as tho amount of bnsi- have over ncse done annually iu this oity of inhabitantSk Water Powers—Thore Bridge Company.—A 3»I VJUVI. is »ii? 'n vshirp. k Co., deal- Co. W. Betts is the whole­ Loevetihaft ft Rro., and J. D. Temple, tho retailor*. Grocers.—Wholosale, J. 1[. Merrill Bar- ft HuflT, G. Manufacturer arid wbolesalor, Daniel Eaton retail deal ers, Wilson ft BTOWII. Leather and Findings.—Theso tel Depot, P.G. BallingaH, proprietor Ottumwa House, Eichelbergerft Sons, proprietors: De Soto House, George Hedge, proprietor. Lawyers.—Stiles rllon. aro Baker. are three—the Ho­ ft Hutchison E. H., Reporter Supreme )ourt,) Maj. A. H. Hamilton, (State Senator Elect,) C. E. Fulton, Hen dershott ft Burton, M. J. Williams, S. W. Summers, Thos. Bigham, C. C. Blake, W. W. Coroy, J. T: Haek- worth,jA. W. Gaston. SeaiEstatc Agents.—Bonnifield White, A. II. Hamilton, C. E. Pul ton, Burton, Barton ft Evaus, A. W. Gaston. Insurance Agents.—Stiles Physicia/is.—Thrall Dentists.—~ll." ft (Jibbs. Postmaster.—J, ft ft Hutch- gers, R^H. Warden, W. A. Burton, John ft Son, J. Williamson, Hinsey ft Lewis, A. Hawkins, S. R. Mitchell, T.J. Doug lass, D. \Yr. Siewart. Win. L. Orr» B. Sissou, Johnston M. Iledrick, who recently out-gcneralled "A-' J." and the P.. O. Department quite as suc cessfully as ho had previously done the Rebels in. 2ft(us JD 'ah f—J. A. Millignn. i* qpite a fall in tho Des Moines River at thia point, affording an immonso water power lor future capitalists to mako Available. A race half a mile long across an extensive curve in the river Would afford-a fWf of sevon to nine feet. company has just been organized to bridge the Des Moines at tni* point, as tho trade of the place demands that the crossing of the river IKS unobstructed, and not dependent upon the uncertainties of ftirryingi, .am* tdl'' tot BD£YVJI*I£15v^ is sittAtSf'm tho north wert cornet of Wapello County, a part of its reach ing over into Mahaska. It lies on tho Des Miipiues River, oontains about 2,000 inhabitants, and is surrounded bv a very, rich agricultural rogion.— fllie- Des^ Moines Valley Railroad passes through it, and will be inter sected. at this point by tho Iowa Central, giving the town the advan tage of two roads. Eddyville is na med after J. P. Eddy, who laid out the village in 1843. Mr. E.had been a trader with the Indians, and when they wero removed he con tinnod his store, which was for some timo the only one this part of the country~ At One time Eddyville was a stroug 'A' -M-F is Steffi'• 3&»*» *if a» iv*rf 1k» "i »-'&-» *4nb&j>»^ i *k :t itAiJf from its location iu reference to tho trade of Southern Iowa and Nort h ern Missouri, ahd doubtless other qansee. outstripped its rival, which, although il has been doing a good steady business, has grown and im proved Bat little during tho past few years. But tho citizens cxpect their toWn to advance rapidly ,when the Iowa Central shall open to them the country south. They are hopeful, and have a strong faith in the future oPEddyville. BotHttle baildingwas done last season, but thcro is prospect of greater activity in this rcspcct during the present year. Indeed the material for anew school building to cost $20,000 is al ready contracted for. A tax of ten mills was levied for this purpose Ihst yoar- and tho Baipe amount this spring. tfl addition to the school building utlm hwpiwaiinwiiiata MAAHifff or *a witwpia*ioo. A Jwft* woolen lactojy and agood j|riat«ilt «ra be ing erectod, in addition ^o one uf tbo former and two of the latter already in operation. Tho question of estab lishing a large foundry is also agita ted, A bed oMron ore, similar to tho Ponnsylyai,ia ore, is found two or three miles from town, on the farm of David Johnson. It is four feet fchic&jwd contains 62 .per cent of k-nlC- A O'li 11' O 4 #£13" i i/ivt uf psnsiii JEddyville Independent.—rTho .JEree tress was stftrtea as an independent dependent, At the ndent. Press organ by a company in 1853, Mr. Norris acting as oditor. Tho paper continued thiee year, and was then changed to the Commercial lived the same length of time, when a period of three years intervened with no paper but tb» Star. Independent press Messenger CnURClUGS. Methodist.—Rev. Congreyationiil.—Rev. Presbyterian.—Rev. Lutheran.—Rev. Good Templars.—W. C..T-, over 200 members. Templars League^—Rov. Druggists.—J. Chamberlain Bros. Lawyer*.—H. physcians.—F. Drop Good*.—rTho Hardware.—Thcro Photographer.—Jacob ICK Hotels.—Slemmons yeaar. the Utter, S AXJL -A •r ^4 n»s,i v:. tX. 4 ShtV.V which Observer, which continued three months.. At the end of these nine years, in 1862, Melick ft McCbnnell started the Ed dyville The latter soon went to the war and Melick run it alone until 1865, when C. W. Sherman took hold of it, and allowed it to rundown in August of that year. In March, I860, Melick ft Bitner started the In­ which still continues,Capt. Bitner having the principal manage ment of it at presept. The Oaptain is sound as well as gpnial and ener getic. Office tho jfrr- is now published, by A. Mtlick. It is published semi monthly, and 1,000 copies are struck off each issue. It is in the interest of tho Merchants Union Express Gompttnj. i W. F. Cowlcs, Pastor Membership, 160, frame chnreh S. S. 100 Library 300 to 400. Win. Wind­ sor, pastor frame church, capable of seating 300 membership over 80 S. S. 210 good Library, $80 worth ofbookB recently added ten mem bers joined since January 1st. A. W-IIainos, pastor brick church 50 members S. S. 50 small Library. liabtist.—No pastor are making nn nfr~m* tn mumrfl one membership 36 S. S. 35 to 40 small Library. J. Kitch, pastor 35 members no church but expoct to build this year., Christian.—Elder ••&&>• €TiJRoss, pastor, frame churchy The Catholics also have nn.or^an ixation hore and a fram«« chursh. socrr.Tias. Masons.—C. N Smith, N G. Odd fellows.—John Rector N. (r* Yourtg, W. presiding officer. BUSINESS AND BUSINESS 9||^I. J. Kitch, L. Moore ft Co., N. Clement, W. N. McPherrin, K. W. BOyd, K. D. Ives. Dentist.—B. Todd. i H. Buok,. J^Nos- Usr, W. E. Chamberlain, S« ^.,^ing, A. V. Fox, J. B. Fry. Postmasttn^"A. Melick.. Express Companies.—Merchants Union, A. Melick.. Agent U. S. T. H. Shaw, Agent. Real Estate Agents.—II. ment,, H. D. Ives, R. W. Bovd. Instasancs Agents.—R. W. N. Cle­ A. Melick, W. C. Ross, 1W. Stan loy, H.. N. Clement. dosiers are M. Welch, Manning ft Caldwell, R. Butcher, I. W. Stanley, John Leg gott, Horton ft Toney. Grooetg.—1 Shields, S Craig ft Bro., Mosby ft Cowley, Admoa son, Johnsou. aro three deal­ ers, J, M. Fish^C. E Hewitt Wilkins ft Hamilton. Agricultural Implements.—M Aews Dealer.—l'hos haraanuel. Boot and Shoe Stores.-r—Miller Ebi. Buck. Ross, N A. Gregg, Lutz, Gold back. Furniture Factory,—ShafFvr an Gault House, Bciber A^nos House W W Amos.. Lumbermen.—E and ft Fes- House, A Cow­ D. Rand ft Go., E. McGavic, "W Scroggs, There is also a woolen factory, two. flouring mills, one confectionery and bakery two brewories. A National Rank will bestartod in a few months. Tho packing house at this place does a busioasa of near '$800,00 AGENCY CITY AND 0TUV& TOWNS. Agency City is situated on the ft 31 R- ad, about six miles east of a '4 tOWDSEftie* VOL19, I rsym^t^iiB AiT Ottumwa- It is the oldest town- in the county, having been tho Indian trading post when it Was called the Indian Agency. It contains about 1,000 inhabitants and is snrtonnded by a fine country-,^,Tho Metbodikto and Baptists havo «ph a ohureb.— There arc oight or ten stores, a floor ing mill and a saw mill, and it ia:||e- coming a good shipping point.- Blakesburg is a small town in the western part of the country, border, ing on Monroe. The other townsr are Ashlaadi the southwest, Kjrkville in the north Dahlonega 4 miles west of Ottumwa Comstock in the northwest On the 1' V R., and Alpinj a coal ttoitikw e o w O u w a Butler and Bingham. Another sharp enoounten Ooedrtitf the otkes^hty betweMiliassrnteHeCt. ual athletes Which We give tielow. course there is no queston of part/, qr prineple involvedbin this fight. lt be ing apparontlya bittor struggle ftr the leadership of the 40th Congress in which foul blows are freely givfiP and taken, with tlve last biood fir Bingham. s Mr. Bingham replied that in Eero Boyd, excitcment and flurry at the time i( so happened that the report of my repl) to tho gentleman was moat imperfect. Any gentleman may ex-' amine it, and he will fail to find in the corrections a single decussation that is not, by expiess words or by, necossafy implication, in the report er's nates. Onf* charge complained of is, that I said ho had condemned" Without knowing or caring for evi dence. I say so yet. If no is the lawyer he is reputed to be, then heia to be pitied for coming, here and ar raigning his peers for not consenting to admit testimony of aman accused, made after the fact. 1 defy him, by any investigation which he dare iu~ stitutc, hero or anywhere, to show that auy communication came into my bands purporting to be the pro duction of J. Wilkes Booth, that was not made after tho fact, and loqg af ter tho fact. Is there a lawyer in America or England who Would say that the words and declarations of an accused felon, after the fact, is ev idence which the advocate of the Government was bound to admit in'. any court I treat with contempt and scorn any intimation from any quarter that I or my associate counsel! were under cbligation to admit any such ovidence? The law does not re quire it the commou lUw—the growth and gathered wisdom of a thousand years excludes it. Perhaps that great monument of wisdom* and learning is not equal'to the incom- arable genius of the incomparable of Fort Fisher. [Laughter, which the Speaker endeavored to suppress.} Mr. Butler tried to get in a mki mark, but Mr. Biugham would not let him, declaring that the gentle man from Massachusetts had no right to ask any favors al ius hand. Mr. Bingham continued: I imfm" saw any memoranda by tj ...... ,4li Mr. Butler calltd-'the atttffUdVi, #r members to tho tart that Mr. BI^ ham had revised aQ^l slteroda^ina terially changed the CHobe reportdjr's manurcript of the personal debits last week. Mr. BtMNr then lafd crti the desk of members fcpriate&'pMi* phlet, showing the report as writtea and the report as printed. Ho charr acteritoMlUMa proceeding as most un fair. In defence of trig own asser tion, that Mrs. Surratt was hung witiout good evidence, ho charged that J. Wilkes Booth's dia^ ry, wh cli howed all Kis movements nreparatory to the assassination cf Lincoln, was kept from the knowl edge ot'tho oourt, and it now appear^ ed that"there had boen eighteen ges of it cut out after it got into tho hands of the Government. He said there is still remaining distinctly ft remarkable instance within a few hours beforo Booth's death, and qao* tod from memory: "I have CDdttav^ ored to cross tho Potomac five times and failed. I propose to return to' Washington and give myself up, and' clear myself of this great prime.'^ He contended that this piece oi' evi dence {would have shown, in lwSf judgement, what the wholo case nOw. shows, that Booth up to a certain Hour UltMftliC Ulu cupiuro And rtbdnt*' tion of Lincoln that he changed his put pose and resorted to assassioatioto.-. If Mrs. Surratt did not know of thia change, she would have had no. knowledge of the Intended assassin*^ tion, and therefore could not hava been convictcd. Um J: Wtike* Booth, which indicated any plan or. motive by which he was to oarry ouv his projected conspiracy. 1^ uover saw any such thing, and I am- not surprised that tho gentlemen wodfct not tet i»c see thobook which ha pnfc into his pocket. Mr. Butler again essayed to make an explanation, but with no better result. Mr. Biugham »id: Kot-ir, I do not care about it. Having refused to let. me inspect the book on which he ba« sed his charge, ho may now imitate the example seen in tne vision-of-tho Apocalipset a&d'turnHroaad* tfftd ed it. [Laughter.] Gas—Not Blowing.—Tho pure- S^troua Oxido Gas jadminiatarad by Johnson ft Gibba ia eases of Dental' operations HliI proved to be a success unparalleled. Over fifty patients,, thus ftr, fcav* inLaled it, and charmed by its ef&raciooc results. »S s. "5. 4.,' t.