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County Correspondence
Mr, lioyce, nephew of MrB. .l.Spauld
Ing, from Vermont, iB here on a visit.
Mrs. G. \V. Long entertained the
Baptist Ladies' Aid Society last Thurs
Mr. W. S. Gibson expects to start for
the state of Washington soon to spend
the rest of the winter with his son.
liev. P. E. Freediand, pastor of the
Swedish Luthern church preached to
the church last Sunday. He preaches
every four weeks, coming up
from llock
Olive Kingsley closed her school last
Mr. Gillespie expects to move to
South Dakota this week, having traded
his farm for one in Dakota.
Mro. L. Hokernson entertains the
Luthern, Swedish Ladies' Aid Society
Geo. Roe, of Strawberry Point, was
in town on business Thursday.
R. Nickols, of Colesburg, was in town
a short time Wednesday.
Steve King took the train for Hartley
Iowa, Wednesday morning.
J. J. Heener, of Lamont, was in town
Little Miss Bronson, of Manchester,
is spending a few days at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Blanchard.
C. S. Maxson attended court at Man
cheater Friday.
Bessie Masters went to Waterloo
Saturday to visit Mrs. G. M. Coyken
Fred and George Willard are both
quite sick with measles.
Richards and RichardB attended
court at Manchester this week
Miss Bertha Merkl has gone to La
Mabel Hesner is spending her
cation at home.
Mert Robinson's many friends will be
glad to hear that she is much better.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Chase have re
turned to their home in Ischua, N. Y..
While here Mr. and Mrs. Chase have
made many new friends who will miss
Mrs. Piatt and daughters are viBiting
friends here.
B. W. Newberry was in town Satur
Miss Jo Kelly returned to Strawberry
Point Tuesday.
The Regular Baptist Society, of La
mont have engaged Rev. A nul OBtrich
as pastor and there will be preaching in
this church every Sunday hereafter.
Rev. Ostrich is a willing, thorough
A. C. Zabriskie, of Stanley, was talk
ing insurance to Lamontites, last week.
Park Correll, of Greeley, moved to La
mont March 1.
Mrs. Mergen and two sons, Matt and
Mike moved from Dyersville to La
mont and will work the Jas. Carr farm
this year.
Herman Ehrke has started a lumber
yard at Dundee, Fred Kleinsorge will
take charge of it.
Mr. Hutton and family moved here
from Greeleyiast week. Mr. Hutton is
working in our creamery with Frank
Kleckner. The Huttons occupy the Colo
mey house on south side. Kleckner
boards with Hutton's.
Born to Deck Cowlesand wife, March
4th, a (laughter. Maybe you think that
Masters Perry and Lynn Cowles, {older
brothers) don't think her perfection?
Well they do.
Our sick list is MessrB. Collins sr.,
Wm. Quick, J. J. Piele, Mesdames
Grace Benedict, Phoebe Draper and
Mae Penberthy.
Charles Eckert, Grant Condon,
Arthur Smith, Hiss Libbie Sheffield,
and Mrs. Drake Br., are improving
Married Thursday evening at 6:30 at
the John Flaucker sr., home, Charles
Flaucker and Miss Helen "Nellie" Shef
field, both contracting parties are of
Lamont's best young people. MrB.
Flaucker has been a very successful
school teacher and will continue un
til her winter term closes in the East
Rieger district. Charlie is an indus
trious, well intending young man and
showed excellent judgment in the
choice of his wife. Best wisheB for a
long happy life is extended by all who
know them.
C. H. York has rented his farm three
and one half miles south west of La
mont, and will have a public auction on
the farm March 16.
B. H. Graves and family have moved
here from Dyersville.
S. L?ach and C. Ilalleck, of Aurora,
were down to attend Ogarita and Hat
field comedian play March 9.
G. E. Lammon closed a very success
ful term of school at Monti, March 3,
'itfl, and is now a Lamontite.
The M. B. A. order initiated several
new members last night, and had a liue
program. The banquet was as good as
any one could wish.
C. T. Ross, Mrs. Louisa Densmore
and Mrs. Ella Brady entertained MrB.
S. Teesdel, of Strawberry Point, Miss
Denrmore, of Cherokee, and the
former's friend from Strawberry Point.
Joe Penberthy was able to walk down
to ttie Btore Friday for the first t^jce
after a long sick spell.
The Buchanan County Farmer's In
stitute will be held in Independence,
March 17 and 18. Why don't you go
and bear sc me solid facts
J. J. Hesner and wife Bpent Thurs
day and Friday in Edgewood.
The Lamont young people gave a
party at the D. Van Vors farm home
Tuesday evening.
The Aurora young people gave a
party at the Van Vors farm home Fri
day evening.
Burton's comedians are spending the
week in Lamont. Our fine opera house
and sport loving people bring fine
plays to Lamont.
The M. E. church society enjoyed
their second quarterly meeting March
12. Presiding Elder Green wee here.
The graduating exercises of our High
school have been postponed until April.
Rev. Jessie Smith is holding a series
of revival meetings at County Corners.
Will Tigbe closed a successful term
of school in the Bennett district Fri
day March 10.
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Cyrus Jefferson was called to Wiscon
sin last week by the death of his sister.
Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, of Edge
wood. attended the K. of P. banquet
last Thursday evening.
Miss Nellie Dunsmore, of Cherokee,
arrived here last Friday to spend a few
weeks with relatives and friends.
Married—At the home of the bride's
parents, Wednesday, March 8th, 1899,
Miss Mary Tracy and Mr. George Mas
The project of electric lights for our
city is being agitated with something of
a system with a possibility of a success
ful termination. A company has,
through their agent, written to see
about securing a franchise for putting
in a 86,000 plant in this place. Prices
for lights of various power have been
quoted and should the project or rather
talk be entertained to any extent (no
pledges asked) parties willl come to the
town, interview the business men and
endeavor to secure a franchise from the
city council—Mail-Press.
Our citizens are putting down a new
side-walk from the corner opposite the
hotel, to the depot which will be a
much needed improvement.
John Reilly returned from hiB west
ern trip Thursday.
R. M. Merriam is buying hogs here
John Beatty and Henry Gibbs at
tended the Haight-Kerten wedding at
Golden Wednesday.
A representative of the Cuday Pack
ing Co., of Omaha, was in town Satur
M. Mulligan sold a horse to H. E.
Light at Manchester Friday, for one
hundred and thirty-five dollars.
J. A. McFern has moved into town,
and is occupying the lower rooms in
the new residence recently erected by
J. A. Thomas.
Rissler Bros, had to kill one of their
best horses last week, the animal had in
some way fractured its knee.
Miss Katie O'Brien closed a very
successful term of school at Willow
Grove Friday.
L. Garner, of Des Moines, waB inter
viewing our merchants Saturday.
Dr. Scott, of Manchester, made
professional, call here Friday.
Joe Sheppardt returned to his home
at Hazel Green Saturday.
Amy Wendling, who is working at
Scotch Grove, spent several days of last
week at his home here.
A. S. Gibbons has been appointed
local agent at thiB place for the Aetna
Life Insurance Co.
State senator W. O. Mitchell, of Cor
ning, Iowa, was at this place a few days
of laBt week. He camc to purchase a
car load of stackers. He was entertain
ed at the Petrie home.
Mr. Fritz Volkers haB rented one of
F. A. Bort's farms, known as the .Ma
li ofTey place, west of town. lib will
keep a dairy and raise cows.
Mr. Ezekiel Parrot who has been liv
ing at his son's home in Spring Valley
all winter, WBB running around our
streets one day last week.
The Aid Society gives a dinner to
morrow—remember and come. This
may be your last opportunity as they
are getting somewhat out of season.
At the school meeting held in John
Riechart's house a sub-director was elect
ed. Tappy received one vote, Brodt
two and Guthrie twelve.
The ladies' prayer meeting of laBt
week was held at MrB. Laura Wood's
home. Next meeting to-night at Mrs.
J. Garlinghouse's residence.
Miss M. Smith came up to the party,
elsewhere referred to, last Friday eve
ning. She returned on the morning
train of Saturday.
Miss Olive Pride and her brother Den
nis were in this vicinity visiting one
evening last week.
MIBB Anna Stevenson expects to join
her brother to-morrow at Lorimer. Mr.
Stevenson while on his way to this place
did not make the right connections and
was switched off and sent to Des
A mid air tornado passed over the
city last Saturday evening at about 5:15
o'clock, that is the tornado swept noth
ing save the Bky. The Sand Springs
philosopher states that the clouds trav
eled at an average speed of !0 miles an
hour, so, very evidently, had the storm
been a few miles lower something would
have ripped. The gushing of the furi
ous windB could be distinctly heard. The
clouds traveled in a north-westerly di
rection, where they seemed to make one
immense cloud, and, the next day it
John Haller will work for It. Jones
soon. He has for many years labored in
a machine shop, but thinking of the at
tractions on the farm thought he would
try its ways for a while.
Just think—D. Bowen got his hair
cut one evening last week, lie sold it
to a maBon the next day.
Last Friday evening Mrs. S. C. Irwin
made a surprise party for her friend
Mrs. Frank Ilollman. A pleasant time
was had.
Thomas Dewald, of Iiopkinton, was
over laBt week with his dehorning der
rick. He stopped at a number of stock
pens and deprived more than one poor
critter of its horns.
F. Kowalsky has been sawing wood
for a few farmers in this community
with his steam engine and buzz saw.
Mr. R. C. Chaplain and his sister, Mrs.
Frank Ilollman, expects to remove
from this town to a country village in
New Hampshire. Mrs. Ilollman has
been visiting here since the firBt part of
October last.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. WillOrms
by was brightened one morning last
week by the birth of a girl baby.
N. O. Mitchell purchased a number of
fine cows of A. Kiechart, paying 84,00
and 84,25 per cwt.
Some folkB object to having their
names in the paper I notice. Well,now
If such be the case with you just call
and speak of your troubles to the cor
respondent, but of course you must not
Bay so very much to him about the mat'
ter until you know who heia.
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Mrs. M. Mulvehill enjoyed a visit
with her brother John McMahon of
Bankstonf la. last week.
Mrs. Jos. Heiberger, of Ryan visited
with tho family of Wm Barry last Sun
S ib directors for the ensueing year
were elected last Monday and are now
entertaining the school marms.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. O'Hagan spent
last Sunday at tho home of John Mul
Faulkner Bros, sawed wood for Wm.
Barry last Tuesday.
Mr. John Annis was a Masonville
caller last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Itobt. llaennig wore
shopping in Manchester last Thursday.
Mr. Andy McElroy attondod M. W.
A. meeting in W inthrop last Tuesday
P. H. Brophy sold a fine horse to Mr.
Orvis one day last week,and Hort Allyn
also sold one to Mr. Light. Good
horses are finding a ready sale
ready sale and good prices at present.
Misses Etta and Sara Kennedy left
last Monday for an extended visit with
their uncle at Kingsley, la.
Mr. John Brophy has not moved to
his now farm north of Mnsonville on
account of the illness of his wife.
Dunning Bros, pressed considerable
hay in our immediate vicinity last
week which they shipped to New Or
leans La.
The Stewart school with Prof. Truel
inger as teacher will close tho winter
term next Wednesday evening. A very
neat and tnteresting'program has been
Mr. Howard Allyn and sister Madle
entertained afow of their young friends
last Saturday.
J. C. Wood spent a part of last week
at Storm Lake, on business.
Chas. Bobinson, Sr. started on Mon
day evening to Cleveland, Ohio, to look
after his business interests there in
connection with his brothers estate.
Albert Staeble has returned home
from Havana, after some weeks spent
there in the U. S. Service.
Arthur Barre returned Friday even
ing from Epwortli Seminary, for a two
weeks vacation at home.
Mrs. Martin, of Dubuque, is the
guest of relatives in town.
Mr. and Mrs. John Cruiso returned
from their Vinton trip the first of last
The Ladies of tho Outlook Club en
tertained their husbands on their an
nual guest night at the home of Mrs
E. F. Cruiso on Friday evening. A
"winter picnic" with a picnic supper
and summer costumes were the features
nfn most enjoyable evening.
Dan Carpenter finished a successful
term of school in the Seger district with
a basket sociable on Friday evenlDg.
Rev. Foote preached in Dyersville
one evening last week.
Mrs. W. L. Parker spent Saturday
at the Hockaday home near Manches'
On Wednesday evening, the ladles of
the Methodist church gave a sociable at
the home of J. B. Taylor. The supper
was very nice and the eveniDg very
Extensive improvements are in con
temptation at the M. E. church a new
carpet and painting are planned.
Mrs. I. W. Millen and Lizzie spent
few days in Greeley last week.
C. A. Pierce, of Delaware, was in
town on business Saturday.
A. Bowman and R. Holdridge had
.business at the bank one day last week.
Mrs. J. B. Swinburn and Mrs. W.
Wood went to Dubuque Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Cruise spent Sun
day in Vinton with Mr. Cruise's sister,
Mrs. Cook. Mrs. Cook and her two
returned wilh them for a visit.
Miss Ruth Ilersey has gone to Be
loit, to make an extended viBit there,
at the home of Mr. S. F. Ilersey.
Miss Emma Staeble iB in Milwaukee,
W isconBin, to purchase millinery goods
and to study the spring styleB.
Barney Schockemoehle a prominent
farmer of Northfork, sold 59 fine bogs
here last Friday.
Ex-Mayor John Vorwald and Arnold
Boeckenstedt transacted business here
last Tuesday.
Mr. Chris. Koopmann's shipped near
ly a carload of hogs last Wednesday.
They were very fine porkers,
Henry Bogge of McKee Settlement,
was a pleasant caller at our headquar
ters last Friday.
Clem W ieverick and wife, of Peters
burg, took the Great Western excursion
Tuesday for Petersburg,Nebraska.
Mrs. Uunkmann, of Petersburg, was
a passenger from thiB point on the Great
Western Tuesday for Petersburg, Ne
Mr. and Mrs- George Do mayer,ofthe
Bear Grove, were guests of Mr. add Mrs.
John Schacherer and family in this city
last Sunday.
Mr. Arnold Boeckenstedt one of
enterprising farmers of near Bear
Groye is preparing to build a large new
Mr. and Mrs. Clemens Mairose have
moved to Dyersville. They have pur
chased a lot and will build a suitable re
sidence early in the spring.
Prof. J. W. Malvin is mentioned as a
candidate for the legislature from the
western part of the county. He is a
strong Bryan democrat and a diligent
supporter of the Chicago platform.
E. W. Dunham and Joe Forter, of
anchester,were visiting among friends
in this city Sunday. The first named
gentleman was formerly a Dyersville re
sident, having been proprietor of a dray
wagon for several years.
Mrs. Sarah E.Husted, widow of the
late Hon. Charles Ilusted, of this city,
who is now living at Epworth, has
been granted a pension of 88 per month
through the death of her late husband
who was an old Boldier.
George Schneiders, John B. Domayer
and Frank Koelker, arrived In the city
Saturday morning from Cedar Rapids
where they had juBt finished a three
months' commercial course in the busi
ness college. From here they went to
their respective homes near.Petersburg,
Mr. II. l'asker, of Dixon Settlement,
Bhipped another car load of hogs of bjjs
own raising to Chicago laBt Wednesday,
Mr. Pasker raises more stock each year
than any farmer in this vicinity. Dur
ing the past year he shipped all of seven
carloads of fat bogs and cattle.—Cop*
A car load of sheep was brought to
Coggon Tuesday.
Jim Freeman has returned to Oregon.
He left here Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Ed. Grasafield and baby, of Man
chester, were visiting relatives in Cog
gon last Friday.
Mrs. N. B. Richardson has been en
tertaining her aunt, Mrs. Emma Cook
of Hazel Green, for the past two weeks.
G. G. Blanch has sold bis 200 acre
farm to Mr. Geo. Laclare for $52.50
per acre. This is one of the finest
farms in Boulder township, or even in
Linn county, for its size. It is a very
pleasant place, nice surroundings, a
large residence, fine barn, well watered,
and Mr. Lacore may consider himself
lucky in getting it at the figures he did.
The time is coming when the farm will
sell for a great deal more money.
During the past two weeks we have
repeatedly heard of those little twins
out at John Fields, and have heard
several Bay that he tells about how cute
they are every time he comes to town.
John iB a friend of ours and we expect
ed bim in any day with the "smokes"
but as he did not show up with the
Ilavanas we inquired of one of his
neighbors what he thought was the
reason John did not come in and tip
the printer on such an occasion as that,
"O," he says, "all that fUBil he is making
is over a pair of twin lambs Chas.
Boone gave him."—Monitor.
It is with sadness we report the
death of Mrs. Frank Schomock, who
passed away early Friday morning.
Mrs. Schamock, who had been an inva
lid for several years bore her suf
fering with a spirit which only a chris
tian could. The funeral was held at
her late home St 11 o'clock Sunday, in
terment at the Union Cemetery, one
mile west of here. A husband, a 15
year old son. mother and two brothers
survive her.
Grandma Blair, mother of Judge A
S. Blair and M. E. Blair, is very, sick at
the residence of the latter.
Wells, Fargo & Co's Express Auditor
was looking into matters along the line
Wednesday. "This office acknowledges
A pleasant call"—to borrow an editor's
Fred Frentress and wife were visit
ing relatives in Illinois this week.
F. N. Beacom, the Manchester dealer,
is having his line of bnggies shipped to
this station and then taken to Manches
ter by team.
Geo. Parkinson was buying horses in
this vicinity Friday.
Dick Frentress had business In Du
buque Thursday and Friday.
Peter Esch, the Dyersville brewer,
was doing business in our town Tues
Jim Robertson delivered fifty head
of cattle for Mell Richmond Tuesday,
and eighty head for Chas. Barr, Thurs
sgi From the Bunny South.'
March 2,1899.
Having promised some time ago to
write a few items from the Sunny
South I will now proceed to dp so.
Monday night, January 16tb. we left
Manchester, arriving here the follow
ing Wednesday evening found the
weather as warm as spring but owing
to an eight days rain previous the roads
were somewhat muddy but not' as bad
as they would have been in Iowa under
like circumstances.
Beautiful weather continued for a
week, then It gradually grew colder un
til the thermometer reached zero, where
it remained for three or four days, it
then began to grow warmer until the
present time and this is a moBt delight
ful day.
The soil is a yellowish clay and they
tell us it responds very readily, and from
the looks of the crops we have
no reason
to doubt the statement.
Cotton and corn are the principal
crops, cotton, of course, takes the lead.
Last year was the greatest cotton year
known here and consequently much re
main untouched yet.
Corn does well here. The leaves are
stripped and tied in bundles, and that
sells for from 75 cents to 81.00 per hun
dred. Only one stalk is planted in a
hill, as experience has taught that no
more can be grown.
Peas are used in place of hay and also
as a fertilizer as clover is in the North,
Corn sells at 40 cents a bushel, baled
millet 810 and baled pea hay 614 per
Everything is planted on a ridge and
the ground Is circled to keep it from
The farming implements used in the
north are a curiosity to both the blacks
and whites and they are very anxious to
see them worlc. Six inch plows are us
ed altogether here.
The timber is as fine as I ever saw,
the principle kinds are hickory, all
of oak, cypress, ash, gum and white
wood. We also have quite a few hollys
and the miBtletoe can be found in most
of the trees.
The Southern people rent their land
to the darkieB and furnish themjwlth a
mule, harness and plow also a house to
live in an4 eat half of the crop. The
darkieB pay from 90 to 35 per cent in
terest per year.
The houses are nearly all log. Our
house is 55 20 ft, with a lean op the
north side 15 22 ft.
Barns are almost unknown here. They
have stables that we would call corn
Last week we bad the pleasure of
meeting a gentleman ffopi Manchester.
Are always glad to see people from
Delaware County.
We are 3*4 miles from Gallaway. It
is a small place, located on the Louis
ville and Nashville tf. R. I have no
doubt but that our northern friends
would smile to see a post office with but
15 boxes in it, that IB the nupiber in
Gallaway, Small stores and post olfices
are located all through the country..
The people here are very pleasant and
sociable so none of us have bad any
cause to be homesick, the saying is, "A
contented mind is a continual feast."
Heating stoves are unknown here,
Fire places are the only means beatiOR
We still continue to look for the har
bingers of spring, the larks and blue
birds and spring poetry.
L. L. Hoyt finished filling his ice
house last week.
The Barryville school closed March
3rd. Two of our young people will try
for Diplomas thiB spring.
Mr. and Mrs.Chas Neal are staying at
Allen Ilaight's until their house is com
Mr. and Mrs. joe Belknap will oc
cupy the Belknap farm vacated by r.
Miss Minnie Young, who has taught
our school for the past two years lias
gone to Ryan to live with her sister,
Mrs. J. McFern.
Miss Ella Lvness' school closed last
Friday. Thursday evening she igavo a
basket sociable at the schoolhouse fur
the benefit of the library fund. 1 un
derstand Bhe now has about 810.. which
will make a fine addition to their
Our school elections occurred last
Monday evening and they succecded
in electing two sub-directors. The
same thing occurred in the next dis
trict south of us. Our people are pretty
evenly divided in their opinions.
Master Beebe Brayton visited with
his relatives in Manchester Thursday
and Friday. He made the trip on his
Shetland pony.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Haight and fam
ily attended the wedding of their son,
Chas. Haight and Miss Ethl Kerten,
near Golden last Wednesday. They are
well known here and their many friend"
extend Lest wishes. 1 trust this wed
ding was not so quiet as to disturb the
Golden correspondent.
Prom Par Away Hanila.
Jan. 21. 1899.
Dear Sister:
It has been some time since I have
written you, but 1 have been very busy
and when not buisy, it has been so aw
fully warm that I have not felt very
much like writing.
1 am supposed to be on fatigue to-day
but happened to get an easy job and so
got through early, and will spend the
time in writing to you. It iB quite
warm here now, but they say that it is
nothing to what it will be along in May
or June. Nearly all the boys in our
regiment are well, there having been
but one death since we landed but sev
eral are quite sick. As far as I am
concerned I am feeling fine and I am
getting fat. Never felt better but I
am getting very tired of army life and
wish it were over. Our captain told us
a short time since that we would soon
be ordered home, but 1 hardly think so
for we have only just arrived, and were
it notjjfor the fact that some of our
high officers are in trcuble, 1 know that
we would have to stay. They cannot
Bend UB home any too soon to suit me.
Two weeks ago we were paid, and
you shouldfsee'the stuff the boys have
been buying since to send home. I
bought me a big trunk, the largest in
the company, and when 1 come home I
will have all sorts of things. You
know that American money is worth
just twice as much as Mexican and
SpanUh money, and as we received two
months pay, we bad nearly all the Span
ish dollars we could carry. I have a
lot of truck Shawls and bankherchiefs
and I will have a lot of things for you
when I get home, but I. won't tell you
all till I get there and let you judge for
yourself. Most goods' are very cheap
here and if I had more money I would
bring home more than I will probably
be able to do as it Is.
I don't think I will be able to get a
discharge here if the regiment is order
ed home, for I understand that all must
go home.
There will be good chances to make
money here as soon as everything is
settled but at present it is impossible
to do anything or get Into anything.
You see we are not allowed outside our
lines, and almost all the chances to
make money are in the interior, so at
present one cannot do anything but
If I can get my discbarge here as I
intend to do, if possible, 1 will ..ry and
get into something here or else go into
the interior.
As to our work here, some of it is
very disagreeable and some pleasant
We have to do out post duty at all
times and while it is divided among the
different companies of our regiment,
still It comes quite often. During the
past week we have been expecting a
battle with the insurgents and we were
called out two nights to go out to tho
front. We stayed all night, and slept
on the ground. The last time we were
out it rained all night and you can im
agine what a crowd we were. We
could not move, and had nothing to
cover us but a small rubber blanket.
You should have heard the boys cuss
but that did not make it stop raining
and when we came back in the morn
ing we were a muddy looking lot I can
tell you. persume that is the nearest
we will ever be to a battje and while
don't care so very much still I would
like to have just a few shots fired just
to see what would happen.
Well 1
am going to town and will try
and finish this tonight as the mail goes
W ell, we have had another scan'. A
short time since a rebel Lieutenant was
killed by the Americans and yesterday
they thought trouble might come of it
and so we bad to stay at home and un
der marching orders, Wefl guess I will
close for this time with love and best
wishes to all,
douse. grown like a hedge- We approach the
Thinking that the readers will be t!f. fid mansion on the east ai»d we notice
ed before they reach the end of this
Your brother,
Bidean £Iall, Oity of Ottawa
Glimpses of Montreal.
After doing the parliament buildings,
we take the electric street car for Ridean
hall, the residence of the governor gen
eral^ two.miles distant. As wi enter
the wrought iron gateway leading to the
mansion, (the keepers' house is just in
side), and stroll through the wide drive
way we are somewhat awed by the
thought that royalty has resided here
and the nobility still frequent these an-
cestral halls. A natural growth of trees
the park on all Bides, thickly
ROSS QRITFXN. 1 central building, the mansion proper— I
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private chapel, cloak rooms, observation
rooms (entirely of glass) lawn tennis
rooms for inclement weather, green
houses filled with tropical plants and
fruit, the curling rinks, skating ponds
and toboggan slides are all complete,
awaiting the winter sports when the
Colonial court is in full blast, as Ridean
Hall is the otlicial center of the arctic
gaietieB of Ottawa in winter.
A relative who is a member of parlia
ment from Winnepeg, a journalist by
profession and writer of note, whose
handsome and accomplished wife invari
ably accompanies him thither to the
Dominion capital during the parliament
season, is greatly enamored with the
winter gaieties of this embryo court life
and enjoys to the utmost full dreBs oc
casions, where her great love for the dis
play of diamonds can be enjoyed to her
heart's content.
The log cabin and sketching box of
tlie Princess Louise were of interest.
They were cleaning house at Ridean
hall when we were there, so a servant
informed us, and we readily perceived
the fact by the general disorder and
great number of mattresses piled up
on the long verandas.
The Governor-general and Lady Aber
deen were away taking an outing, (pre
sumably gone to Scotland), so every
thing doubtless would be immaculate
about the premises on their return but
in a very short time they go back to
their vast estates in Scotland and give
"place to the new governor-general, Lord
Minto,' who sails from England Nov.
1st, 1898.
Guards patrol the grounds. They
are very courteous and were perfectly
willing we should go anywhere. The
day, however, was very hot, and after
walking about for sometime we were
glad to get under the spreading branches
of a balsam tree near the princess'
sketching box, where rustic benches are
conveniently placed.
Since Louise comes no more, the
sketching box is used for croquet sets
and other sporting goods.
Engine house, gas house, dairy stables,
etc., complete the appliances of a well*
ordered country gentleman's residence.
Eighty acres are enclosed for park,
kitchen garden, tennis grounds, etc
The establishment requires forty
servants in attendance.
The city itself is up-to-date in every
way. It haB an electric railway syotemi
first-clasB hotels and stores.
Returning to Brockville, I visited a
cousin there, who Is manager of the
Com stock Pill company at a salary of
twenty thousand a year, with a force of
fifty men and women under hiB control.
He Informed me that two-thirds of the
sales were over the line on the Ameri
can side, From here I go to Athens,
the seat of'learning in that locality,
where I lived when a child. I revisit
old haunts and find, as memory takes
her backward flight, some familiar ob
jects'i transformed by the ravages of
time but yet bearing the impress of
other days. Among the most interest
ing of landmarks was the unpretentious
Arnold cottage, (in good repair), once
owned by the nephew of Benedict
Arnold, the traitor. My father, rented
this cottage for a year from the widow,
and'she had in her possession at that
time a red broadcloth coat of Benedict's
a soldier's coat, I had often beheld this
valuable relic, but naturally enquired
of its whereabouts and was Informed it
had fallen in the hands of another rela
tive living some thirty miles distant.
I felt like rushing oflE at once ih quest
of it, and said in my enthusiasm, (and 1
was perfectly sincere) I would give one
hundred dollars for the coat, but some
one remarked a much larger sum had
been offered for (he precious thing. So
1 relapsed into silence, feeling rather
verdant for my foolish thought, but the
st^ryof the coat and house are veri
table facts, and a number of the trait
or's relatives are living in this place re
spected and honored. On the banks of
tne beautiful St. Lawrence, my child
hood home Is situated there, and the re
miniscence of each pleasure is brought
with joys that I cheriBh most fondly and
After bidding adieu to native heath
and kindred I buy my ticket at Brock*
ville.the usual starting point for Boston,
taking the Grand Trunk railway
through Canada, as far as Montreal, we
pass by Prescott, named after General
Prescott, just opposite the American
city of OgdenBburg, the noteworthy
places at Prescott we remember are Fort
Wellington, named after the iron Duke
Tomb of Barbara Hick, one of the
founders of Methodism in America,
the famous windmill with its narrow
I oop holes peeping from its sides, this is
the old windmill held by Patriot rebels
in 1837, now converted into a splendid
lighthouse. Our next port of call is
Cornwall, an English manufacturing
town with its extensive woolen and cot
ton mills. We are now near the line
which divideB Canada from New York
and as our train speeds on we come in
sight of the village of Cotean with its
long wooden piers of Cotean Du Lac
whoBe straggling row of little French
houses, looking still smaller in contrast
with the great stone church and gleam
ing spire which giveB evidence that we
are now in French Canada. Other vil
lages and scenes are passed by and we
are rapidly whirled along over space
until we approach the famed Victoria
bridge ope of the wonders of the conti
nent and one of the greatest engineer
ing achievements of the age. It con
nects Montreal with the south shore of
the St. Lawrence by the Grand Trunk
railway and this with the Canadian
Pacific railway bridge above, provides
a alternate route by rail across the
river. It was originally of iron on the
tubular principal, there are two abut
ments and twenty four piers of solid
masonry extending In all some two
miles. The tube through which the
trains pass is some 22 fret high by 10
feet wifle. The structure which cost 86,
300,000 is now beinp materially alt"r-jd
and modernized, with doublo (pick for
the railway, electric cir track anl road
way for carriages .and foot passengers.
Sweeping beneath the great bridge, we
come in full view of the city of Mon
treal, the metropolis of (Janada, \yjth its
teaming harbor, its beautiful public
buildings, of masBlvestone, its churches,
its cathedrals, with gleaming pinnacles,
I domes and cupolas, ife fapioua parks,
I its learning, its colleges, and most of all
°f the main entrances has a port-1 jtB foyal mountain lifting its imperial
piece I will clflse with best regards to chere, where my lord and lady may head above the ruBh and din pf com
all old friends. alight from their carriage under cover.! merce, like an altar, open to great ard
Very Respectfully, colony of buildings connect with the I epaall to rich and poor to come to, of-
Build it on a biscuit basis—a UneedA basis
Use any kind of a relish, but one kind of a founda
Uneeda Biscuits
In the custom house at Montreal
there are tablets which read as follows:
This site was selected and named In
1611, La Place Royale, by Samuel D.
Champlain, the founder of Canada and
near this spot on the 18th day of May
1642 landed the founders of Montreal
commanded by Paul de Chomldey,
Sieur de Maisonneuve.
A pleasing little circumstance, though
trivial in itself cheered my lonely jour
ney enroute and advent Into a strange
city. A French Canadian woman and
fellow passenger to Montreal remarked
that we were about to enter the tubular
bridge and some other insignificant re
marks by way of time. We both alight
ed from the coach in close proximity,
for I thought I
shall keep near her as long
as I can. On landing she was more
fortunate than I for a dear one met her,
her own dear son whom she had come
to visit. We proceeded to Bonaventura
depot (everything is French here) and
was ushered into the fine waiting rooms
by the lady's son who was a clerayman,
a priest. They were extremely kind
and invited me to their home at the
foot of Mt. Royal until I should pro
ceed farther on my journey but having
only a few hours to stop over
until my train was due I declined.
In a few moments the gentleman re
turned, having gone into the office on
business, to accompany his mother to
his home, she bade me a very cordial
adieu, and this typically polite French
man took off his hat and smiling, bowed
very low and they were gone, but their
kindness lingers yet. Oh, the sweet
amenities of life, how often they keep
the heart from breaking. Montreal is
happily, typical of Canada, for besides
being the commercial metropolis of the
Dominion, from its position at the head
of ocean navigation, it still retains in its
streets and in its inhabitants many tra
ces of French and English occupation.
Here the old world mingles with the
new and the rapid strides of progress
seems only to make the contrast more
apparent. MKS. M. J. WILSON.
Give the Children a Drink.
Sailed Grain-O. It is a delicious, appe
tizing. nourishing food drink to take the
ilace of coffee. Sold by all grocers and
by all who have used it because
when properly prepared it tastes like
the finest coffee but is free from ail its
injurious properties. Grain-0 aids di
gestion ana strengthens the nerves. I.
is not a stimulant but a health buildert
and children, as well as adults, can
drink It with great benefit. Costs about
as much as coffee. 15 and 25c.
Plymouth Rock cockerels for sale one-half mile
southeast of Manchester.
BOM Y«ur Bead Itch 7
Are you troubled with dandruff? Is
your hair failing out Are you grad
ually getting bald? Have you triad
many so-called hair restoratives with
unsatisfactory remits If to, we urge
you to try our Globe Hair Restorative
•nd Dandruff Cure, which is positive!]
iaranteed to permanently cure *11 0!
above ailments. Your money wil.
be refunded if it falls to do the work.
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2-ly GREQQ & WARD.
their sacrificeWIdotttloin ftl
Deintf mM* uj
mm jm $m ***$
Invention it prottat1*
tlons strict!!
sent free.
uuoutiuuai. osuuiNiyit OQ
-for secunngpatantsi
Ken tnronfti Munn ATo. receive
witboup'enftrffe, Intha
Ipriui newsdealers.
They possess aa
dainty a flavor as is ever found in the best bread.
have started the thoughtful housewife crackerwards.
Uneeda Biscuit
she finds food novelty
without loss of nutritive value a complete, satisfy
ing, health giving food that is always ready, always
fresh, always dainty. These are the reasons why
Uneeda Biscuit
so much beauty and grandeur, freely
given them both by the hand of man
and from the hand of nature.
make the ideal lunch for the
business man or the mechanic—for everybody. Order
one of the new 5 cent air tight packages.
W» en I can.scll yo a house
inti lot near the nlgn School
or $roo less than It is actually
llpmtKT CARR.'
in Manchester,
wortli. 45tf
without a good pair of
have sever dozen pairs
that we can warrant ani
we are going to sell them
at $1.25 while they last.
Ryan, Iowa.
Dine Flyer to Florida
mraiLL a
and connecting lines by way of
Leaves St. Louis every evening, Is
to Nashvlllo, and carries a
Through Sleeping Car
St. Louis to Jacksonville, Fla.
Day Express also leaves Ht. Ixmls every
morning ana carries a through sleeping car, 8f.
Louis to Nashville and Chattanooga, connecting^
wilh through sleeping oar to Augusta. Through
coach 8t. Louis to Nashville, thus giving
to Nashville, Chattanooga. Atlanta end Jackson-
Tickets aod full information concernlpg the
above can be had of agents of t|ie "Central" aq4
connecting lines.
C. C. MCCARTY, D. p. A., 8t Louis, Me.
H. HANSON, O. P. A. J. P. MKRltV. A. O.irA.
Chicago, sotf Dubuque, Iowa.
Does a general line of bjaclcsmith
All work done in first-class order
and guaranteed. Prices reason
Near the bridge,
has an uneatable thirst forn^oney,
hasn't he? Eats
it up faster than
anything else, QflVC
doesn't he. The OHVt
only way to MfjMpY
on coal is to get muni. 1
the most coal for
our money—rto
get clean, solid coal that will
burn down to fine ashes
stopping half way beftvepp
and ashes. We
know we can give
you perfect satis- DIIV
faction, f)1tt we PUT
dfin't w^ntypu to,. "UEDp W*
until ypH kqow jt H&'VW
Mister lumber Go.
|s Loaning floney a* cheap
as any person or Corpor
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