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The leap year social at the M. E.
jl\urch was well attended and a jolly
good time was had. Mrs. Bloomquist
auctioned off the baskets and the
sum of $20.05 was added to the
Mrs. Clias. Ferris ajad Dora Haight
attended a quilting be*1 at the home
of Mrs. John Welterlen Wednesday.
Mrs. White and Mrs. Morgan and
son of Delhi, spent Wednesday with
their friend, Cora Haiglit.
Mr. and Mrs. Prank Haight
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Haight
and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Haight were
at Manchester Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary Buchanan wes born
at Neilson, near Glasgon, Scotland,
in 1832, and died at the home of
Mrs. J. B. Hcwe, Jan. 28, 1916, at
the age of 84 years. In Sept., 1879,
she was married to Thomas Buchan
an of Rockford, 111., where she liv
ed until the fall of 1914, when she
came to Oneida to make her home
with her grand-daughter, where she
passed away. She leaves to mourn
her death three grand children, Mrs.
J. B. Howe of Oneida, Mrs. W. J.
Dodge and Vernon Buchanan of
Oelwein. After brief services at the
home of Mrs. Howe the remains
were taken to Rockford where fun
eral services were held and burial
months was con
sumed in making,
So Gigantic and all defying
tlllt it's rival dO0S not exist
Mrs. Verne Thomas and baby son, Optimistic Thought,
of Aurora, spent Friday and Satur- There is a thousand times more
day with her sister, Martha Drolle. goodness, wisdom and love in the
Ellen Haight entertained a party world than men imagine.
of young people at a Som-R-Set party
jW. L. DREW
Offering unusual values in
3 Ladies Marmot Fur Coats A EA
1 to close MZ.3U
30 Ladies Plush Claaks, Satin lined
24 W. Ral Lamb Cloaks, Satin lined #4 A f|A
worth to 20.00 now
100 Childrens Cloaks, sizes 2 to 14
Men's Overcoats and Suits
36 Mens Overcoats, worth up to 20.00.. 1-3 off
I 12 Mens Fur Coats, Gordod and Ferguson
mak 10 per cent off
I 3 Mens Sheep lined coats 10 per cent off
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Two Weeks Starting February 6th.
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J. CHENEY CO..
Ohio. Sold by all
!at her home Tuesday evening.
I Claude and Dewey Beddon of
jlsmot South Dakota, are visiting
their aunt, Mrs. Ross.
Mr. King of West Union is in
charge of the Milwaukee depot dur
ing Mr. Howe's absence.
Miss Agnes Lundine spent Sunday
'with her parents, at Delaware.
Best Form of Belting.
The belting used on machinery in
the Russian oil fields is made of cam
el's hair, resisting grease better than
rubber, leather or cotton.
Justice is a habit of the mind which
attributes its proper dignity to every
thing, preserving a due regard to the
fromTlionias Dlxou's *:The Clansman'
Matinees 25c, 50c, 75c, and $1.00
Nights: 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50
it is time you was thinking about
your seed corn. We have on hand a
sample of different kinds now, which
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very reasonable prices. No one knows
thf* future of seed corn this year
ceratinly, it will be scarce and high.
We are now booking orders for
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Our Corn is 100 per cent purity
and 96 or better Germination.
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Telephone 463, Manchester, Iowa.
By MARY BREAM.
Mrs. Emily Hilton laughed in an
embarrassed way. "Wait till Bessie
comes home from her finishing
school," she said. ''Then, Mr. Ray
mond, you will appreciate us more."
It really was embarrassing, for Mrs.
Hilton, at thirty-eight, was still an un
commonly pretty woman. Her hus
band had been dead five years. He
had left her an annuity of $1,200,
which was ample for the village, and
one daughter, now eighteen years old.
George Raymond was thirty-five. He
had settled in the little place a year
before and opened a law office, which
was flourishing, as law offices do in
country villages where litigious rich
men exist. And Mrs. Hilton was con
scious against her will that she was
falling in love with a man three or
four years her junior.
He was a frequent visitor at the
Hilton home, but he had never met
Bessie. And Mrs. Hilton was deter
mined that he should never tell her
he cared for her until he had at least
met the girl.
In due time Bessie came home, ready
for the game of life, her pretty head
full of shallow nonsense. She was a
blonde, in striking contradistinction to
her mother. She was frivolous, joyous,
and altogether insincere.
But what is insincerity in the balance
with youth and freshness? Emily Hil
ton found herself, to her horror, a rival
with her daughter for the young man's
affection. And, what both troubled
and yet pleased her—troubled her as
a woman and pleased her as a mother
—George Raymond was undeniably be
coming infatuated with Bessie.
She watched the progress of the
little affair, and, if she was unselfish
enough to be glad for Bessie's sake.
Caught Her Breath.
for George was a man of standing in
the community already, she was sorry
for his. In time he would discover
what she herself had long known, that
there was not an unselfish thought in
her daughter's empty head. However,
as things were going, she was simply
being swept down the current and she
could detect a sort of filial respect in
the way George spoke to her.
Bessie's callers were numerous, girls
and young men. It was on a particu
lar moonlight evening, when Bessie
and a girl friend were munching
chocolates together in the little sum
mer house that Emily Hilton was an
unwilling hearer of what passed.
She had not meant to listen but,
when she began to overhear she re
mained rooted to the spot in strong
"My dearest Tess, I have not the
slightest intention of marrying George
Raymond," said Bessie.
"But everybody thinks you are go
ing to," protested h^f friend, helping
herself from the box.
"I know it. AVell? I've never had
a proposal in my life, ana I meant
George to be the first. That's why I
am leading him on."
"Bessie!" interposed her friend,
shocked, yet wondering.
"That's what I'm doing. I tell you,
I have that man at the end of a nice
long string. He thinks he has only
got to ask me and lie'U get me. But
I mean to have some fun out of life,
with mamma so easy-going, and I'm
going to break a dozen hearts at least
before I make my choice."
"But is it fair to George?"
"I hope so. But I don't care if it
isn't. Listen, Tess! I only wish you
could hear when he proposes. I've got
him so that I can make him do it any
time I want to. When he looks like
beginning I'm going to lure him on and
listen with downcast eyes and blush
ing face, and then, as soon as he has
finished, I am going to look him
straight in the eye and say: 'Nothing
doing, George!' Just like that."
"You'll get a reputation as a flirt."
"I don't care. Other girls do the
same thing. Besides, you know we
haven't much money, and how am I go
ing to get gifts and things unless the
men give them to me? Now George
gave me this box of candy. Well, I've
got two other fellows on the lead, too.
Oh, Tess, if only you could see the
fun! George is coming tonight."
"Have you good ears, Tess? Why
don't you go when he comes, and sit
on the piazza behind the locust tree?"
"J will, then. But, O, Bessie—"
Emily Hilton turned away, sick with
disgust. It was growing darker as
the moon waned. That was why she
did not recognize George Raymond till
she almost bumped into him, and did
not at first know that he had heard.
Whatever George had heard, and
how much, he gave no sign of it half
an hour later when he made his way
toward Bessie in the summerhouse.
He carried another box of chocolates,
done up in pink ribbon, which he be
•towed upon the giggling girl. Fire
minutes afterward Tess, who had
•eissg oDDortunity to depart, sat
Party clothes planned for summer
wear of little folks need not take much
of the time even of the most painstak
ing mother. For a choice in styles in
dresses for her little girl she would
better be a frank copyist of the frocks
made by those who specialize in
children's wear. For with their ener
gies focused upon this particular
field of endeavor they turn out orig
inal and alluring things that $re a
delight to look upon, and simple
enough to be easily made. As for
the small boy, his case is easily dis
posed of. He is to be dressed like oth
er small boys. Little variety of de
sign is looked for in hia appareling.
The little maid o£ seven shown in
the picture, has on a frock made of
white net, edged at the bottom with a
scallop finished with buttonhole stitch
ing in silk. By way of a little child
ish elaboration a second row of scal
lops appears above the first. The
bodice is an inspiration from the bo
lero which is so much worn by her
big sisters, and the short frilled
sleeves are as simple as sleeves can
be. except that they are of two thick
©a "the "piazza" "straining" Yier 'ears to
catch the words of the lover and her
After a while she heard George say,
in a low voice:
"Bessie—Bessie, dear, there is some
thing that I have wanted to i.ay to
you for a long time. But ii takes
courage, and somehow I have not
dared to mention it. It means such
change in your life, Bessie."
"What is it, Mr. Raymond?" Tess
heard Bessie answer very softly.
George Raymond seemed to hesi
tate. "I am not sure even now that
I ought to tell you," he said. "But I
am sure that you must have guessed
something of my feelings, and seen by
"Go on!" said Bessie, in a tone just
calculated to reach the ears of her
"Well," said George, with a laugh of
embarrassment, "the fact is that I
love—I want to marry—" He broke
Bessie Hilton suddenly raised her
"I understand now, and I am sorry,"
she said. "But you ought neve? to
have imagined such a thing was possi
ble. Why, you are old enough to be
my father. My feeling for you has
never been anything but sisterly, even
daughterly. Why, you are old enough
to marry my mother. Go and ask her,
if you must get married," said the
girl with biting scorn.
"It is useless, Mr. Raymond. You
mean nothing to me at all."
"You entirely misunderstand me,"
retorted George, just as loudly. "What
I wished to announce to you was this:
your mother, to whom you have re
ferred me, has just promised to be
come my wife, and I was trying to
break the fact that you are going to
have a stepfathei—and guardian," he
Tess, on the piazza, caught her
breath. Then, hysterical with mirth,
she crept away, just as the shamed
and weeping girl rushed by.
Upstairs Emily Hilton heard noth
ing of this. She was in her bedroom,
sobbing softly from happiness.
1915, by W. G.
Party Togs for the Youngest Set
Land of Large Families.
In his article on the winter life of
the French Canadians in Harper's
Edward E. Smith told of the extraor
dinary large families of these simple
"Soon the twilight grew to night,
and the large lamp on the table cast
its orange glow over the room
and the long table filled with steam
'You have a large family, madam,*
I remarked, as they gathered about
'Oui, monsieur, we are 16. It is
a good gift to le bon Dieu, n'est-ce
pas?' she said, turning toward the
'C'est vrai, mon enfant. It is.
There is no better gift than that of
another child to his kingdom.'
"I could not but remember that the
law also had encouraged large fami-,
lies by passing a bill at Quebec giving
ten acres of land to any family hav
ing, from that time forth, 12 or more
children, and how in two years the
law was repealed because the demand
on those 10-acre lots was in excess of
"During my first year in India," saya
Sir Robert Baden-Powell, in hia book,
"Indian Memories," "it geemedto me
nesses of the net. This dainty dress
is in one piece and worn over a slip of
light blue thin silk. A big bow of
light blue satin ribbon adorns the
pale gold curls of the small lady, who
is all dressed up for a little folks'
Another pretty frock that has
charmed many a mother out of a
goodly number of dollars is made of
sheer handkerchief linen. It is long
waisted, with a short skirt, consist
ing of four narrow ruffles set on the
waist by a row of hemstitching. There
is a turnover collar of fine point
d'esprit edged with a frill at the neclc,
and a small narrow vest is get in at
the front made of this net. Two nar
row frills (one at each side) almost con
ceal the vest. The collar is V-shaped
and finished with a little butterfly bow
of ribbon at the point. Another bow
like it is set at the bottom of the
vest. This dress would be just aa
pretty in the fine weaves of cotton,
like cotton voile or batiste, or flowery
figured lawns, using the point d'esprit
for collar, cuffs and frills.
that I was being plugged full of medi
cine almost every day, sometimes for
fever and sometimes for my in
side. When I had a fever I would
proceed to treat it in a way
that will make many smile. My way
was at dinner to eat very little, drink
some good champagne, and before go
ing to bed to have for twenty minutes
a boiling hot bath with a cold stream
on one's head, then a dose of castor
oil, and then to bed in flannel clothes.
Next day 1 would lie down and take
quinine, and then the fever went. But
my old liver hurt sometimes, especial
ly after jogging about on duty or in
the riding school, and I became so
wretchedly thin that I had to have my
pantaloons taken in, while I could put
three fingers between my legs and my
top boots, which once were quite
Went Over the Limit.
Jennings is a young lawyer who
some time ago established his home in
a suburb where a cot, with an acre of
ground and a cow, is supposed to be
the earthly paradise. His chum,
Brown, also of the bar, after hearing
of the rural delights for a long time,
consented to spend a Sunday on "the
farm." He was received with all the
honors and all the attractions were
shown to him.
At each meal he had to listen to
eulogies of "our own make" viands. He
stood patiently our own milk, lettuce
from that frame you saw, peas off the
vi»e in the back lot, and so on until
it got to "Harry, I can recommend this
chicken specially. I raised it myself."
Then the worm turned with a sad
smils and remarked:
"No, Will, I can't believe that. You've
only been here a little over two years,"
A parachute for aviators that has $
been invented in England is compact
enough to he worn in a helmet, ready $•
for instant use.
Short—"If the collector calls with
that bill, tell him I'm out.' Mrs. Short
—"But that would be a lie. Short—
"No. it wouldn't 1 am out of cash,
ain't I?"—Boston Transcript.
umnese JOSS stiexs.
Two ot the ingredients of Chinese
ioss sticks are aconite, to protect
them from rats and mice, and cam
phor, which makes them burn stead
A man who knows only one funny
story is a relief. You can remember
where the laugh comes and avoid
hurting his feelings, without having
to pay attention to the entire narra*
"'I declare for it.' said Aunt Fretty
Fawlts to Mrs. Judge Tubman. "I be
lieve old Cap'n Peggington is thinking
about marrying again. Burt Blurt says
the cap'n painted up his wooden leg
yesterday. Burt didn't tell me, but he
told Ellick Smart, and Ellick repeated
it to his sister, Prissy, and Priss told
it to Pheeny Partlow, and Pheeny told
it to the sweet potato peddler, and the
•weet petato peddler told me not ten
minutes ago. So I guess it's so."—
Kansas City Star.
F. B. JOHNSON,
i, Telephone 171
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