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r)WW* CroBier, COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE ONEIDA. Frank Dunham, of Almoral, made his usual trip here last Sunday evening. Denton Bros., of Earlville, are paper ing for different families in towu. Mrs. George tleyer, of Aurora, visit ed relatives in this vicinity last Mon day. Guy of Manchester, was out this way Sunday looking for something. We wonder if he found it. Thos. Dickson spent part of last week in Dubuque aB a grand juror. C. W. .Tordy sold a planter to J. H. Dunham of Almoral, last week. Every one is cordially invited to at tend the meeting of the Ladies' Aid Society on Thursday, May 4th, for tea at the home of Mrs. James Hood. As this is the first meeting for four weeks there ought to be a good attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Yoran, Miss Tu6h and Noble Arnold, of your city, passed through here Friday on their way to Greeley where they furnished the music for Mrs. Sargent's funeral. Several of our young people are get ting new wheels this summer. We notice Will Shultz, Nick Burbridge and Will Cox among the latest. STRAWBERRY POINT. Mrs. D. l'ollard, left for Dell Rapids, Monday to join her husband who is in that place. Art McGarvey, of Edgewood, at tended the dance here, Saturday eve ning and staid over until Monday. Tne ladies of the Universalis! church cleared over $20 at the sociable held in the old Blake house last Saturday. Mrs. F. J. Blake arrived here via Manchester, Monday morning, called by the serious illneBS of her mother, Mrs. G. H. Scofield. Mr. S. W. Duel, of Meadow Grove, Nebraska, is here visiting relatives and friends. Mr.Duellivedin these,parts nearly thirty years ago. Died—Sunday, April 23d, 1899, at her home in the Williams house, Wilhel mina Thompson.aged 78 years,G monthB and 9 days. Wilhelmina Kruson was born In Hanover, Germany, Oct., 17, 1820 and died at her home in this place Sunday, April 23d. She came to America while a young lady and was married to John Thompson, at New Orleans, in 1850. She had been pre viously married, her husband being drowned while out in a fishing smack. She was the mother of six children, three of whom are left to mourn her death viz., Mr. John Thompson, of Cox Creek, Mr. Frank Thompson, of Strawberry Point, and Mrs. Annie Benson, of Forestville. A short funeral service was held at the house when the remains were taken to Forestville where services were conducted in the Bchool house by llev. Zollinger, of Oelwein, he taking his text from Rev. 13—14, "Blessed are the dead that die In the Lord," etc. Burial at the Forestville cemetery. The bereaved have our Bincere sympathy.—Mail Press. DYERSVILliE AND VICINITY. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rolfes, of Peters burg, rejoice over the arrival of a bright boy baby. Mrs. Georgeon is at North Washing ton viBiting her daughter Mrs. Chas. White. Mr. B. Sassen and son Willie, of Petersburg were shaking hands with Dversville frienda last Saturdav. Mrs. Katharina Nurre died at the home of her son near Petersburg, and the faneral will take place today, Fri day. Mr. John Hey ing, of Luxemburg, was here Monday and took the train for Manchester where he transacted busi ness and returned in the afternoon. Mrs. Vandiver and and the Misses Fannie Gadsden and Mai were at Manchester last Wednesday to attend the Epworth League meeting. Mr. John A. Ovel and Miss Louisa ltaker were united in the holy bonds of matrimony in the Catholic church at State Center, Tuesday morning, April 25,1899, the Rev. Father Lough nane ofliciatlng. After the ceremonies a pleasant reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, which was attended by a large circle of friends and relations from far and near. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Louis Baker who formerly resided on a farm a little southwest of Dyeraville, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Ovel, of Petersburg. They are both well known in these parts, the place of their child hood and are highly esteemed. Mr. Bernard J. Yaske and Miss Mary Naber were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, in St. Boniface church, at New Vienna, on Tuesday, April 25, 1899, the llev. Father Pape officiating, After the ceremonies a pleasant recep tion was held at the home of the groom. Hundreds of people were present to tender their congratulations to the hap py couple, who are very popular and highly esteemed, the groom being the son of Mrs. Bernardina VaBke and one of the most diligent young farmers in this vicinity. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank N aber. and is a young lady well educated and of an amiable disposition. The bride and groom were the recipients of many coBtly presents tendered as tokens of esteem.—Commercial. OOLESBTTRG. It iB house cleaning time ana it you expect of UB regular correspondence you will have to furnish us a local habita tion. Dr. F. C. Wilson, wife and Mrs. E. W. Knee returned from WaterloolaBt Wed nesday. Mr. Sherman of McGregor was inter viewing our merchants last week. The M. E. church is receiving a much Weeded coat of paint. 7 Julius Kleinpel has -returned after a ffew days visit with homefolk at Cass /ville, Wis. It seems our greatest tralhc this spring is in henfruit, as numbers of caseH are shipped daily. C. W. Strader is now-a days walking \with a good deal of dignity, owing to Hmbago. f. F. Link and A. 11. IlouBe, of Djrersville, were in this vicinity last week, looking up fat cattle. They could find them of M. W. Lovett or W. S. Page we think. MIBB Mary Gladfelter, of Cedar Rapids, has charge of J. K. 1'. Bol singer's millinery rooms. Ye ladies give her a call! A. Bachman, who UBed GREELEY. to make this territory, AB traveling salesman, twelve or fourteen years ago, waB again a vis itor to this city last week. He finds many who are glad to greet him. Gardening has commenced and it is a very pastime for those who do not dis like to perspire profusely. J. V. BuBh spent several days at dairy city last week. Our merchants do a conservative business, and it is proverbial that, in Colesburgyou can buy goods cheaper than in any other of the towns in close proximity. They have no leaders, and all goods are marked with a minimum of profit, so you are assured of correct valueB all through their lineB. On the evening of the 22 ult., the Edgewood Dramatic club gave the pro duction, "Turning of the Tide" for the benefit of the S. G. Knee Post, G. A. R. The receipts to the PoBt being some thing over ten dollarB or half of the entire receipts. James Prentice shipped one of his patent corn cultivators, west last week. Last week, AuguBt lloefer killed a cow that waB another victim of the mad dog that passed through here three or four weeks ago. We received a telephone message from Earlville laBt Friday, stating that a mad dog passed through that city, biting several dogs in its mad career, and for the people to be on their guard as it was not known exactly which course he pursued. ,H- Suckers ate biting! Greeley has imported and sold more line horses than any town in the state. Henry Box is fixing up his home, and we understand he is going to treat the hotel to a coat of paint. John Funk of Edgewood,has accepted a position with banker Cole, and will move herein a short time. Mr. Funk is a progressive young man and will make a good citizen. Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Corell gave a party to a few of their friends and rela tives in honor of their birthday. Satur day was Mrs. Coroll's birthday and Sun day was Mr. Corell's. Those present from out of town were: Chas. Staehle and family, of Earlville, Wm. Work and family and Johnson Robinson and wife of Manchester. Died at the home of her son Marcel lus, at 0 o'clock Wednesday morning, April 2ti, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Sargent, of a relapse of the la grippe. Mrs. Sar gent was born in Fayette county l'a on May 27th 1821, and was 78 years of age. Five children survive her Newt, at Independence, J. E. of Ansley, Neb., Marcellus, Mrs Lucretia Lull and Mrs. Serena Vaughn, of this city.—Home Press. OOGGON. Mrs. N. M. Rowley and daughter Opal visited relatives at Ryan Satur day. Mrs. Bert Henderson, of Eh!er, has been very sick with the measles dur ing the past week. Mr. and Mrs. James Patton are keep ing Mr. Lyttle's baby instead of Mrs. Thompson, of Paris, as stated last week. Thos. Main and family have moved from the old homestead house into the large dwelling on the Bleakly farm which he bought last fall. Under date of April 24th, Mr. Sam Lyttle received a letter from the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Independ ence, which reads: "Dear Sir—Your wife is getting along quite well so far. She eats and sleeps fairly, she goes out of doors every day to take exercise and fresh air. I hope she will soon be gin to improve." Signed, G. II. Hill, Supt. Mt. Thos. Turner passed away on Tuesday evening at 5.45, April 11, after an illneBB of about four months of heart failure. Mr. Turner vas a pros perous and well to do farmer in Hazel Green township, Delaware county. He leaves a wife, five daughters and one son. also an aged mother, five sis ters and three brothers to mourn the IOBS of one who has been plucked out of a family circle, for a purpose none of us dare suggest. Mr. Turner was a consistent Catholic in which faith he (lied. He was born in Dubuque coun ty October, 1850, and with his parents in I860 moved to Boujder township, Linn county, where he grew to man hood. He was married to Miss Eliza beth Leonard October 24, 1881. The funeral took place at Belmont Thurs day, April 13. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. P. H. Ryan, assisted by Rev. Sullivan, of Cedar Rapids, and Rev. Murphy, of Argand. He waB HOPKINTON. Mrs. N. Bracket and son Bert, of Colesburg, were here several days last week arranging for a room in which to put a stock of "Racket" goods. The city council has purchased two acres of ground, joining the cemetery, from H. Moulton and James Hardy, which will be added to the present cemetery. Rev. DePuy and wife, Mrs. Bertha Burch, Mrs. D. C. Russell, Mrs. F. C. Reeve, Mrs. J. D. Morgan, Louise Tib bitts, and J. J. Dunlap are in attend ance at the Epworth League convention at Manchester, this week, Chas. Crokcr and- daughter, Mrs. Mc Ginnis. of Sand Spring, were here Tues day purchasing some lumber with which to repair the letter's dwelling. C. P. Joseph, last Saturday,purchased of Mr. W ilson, at Delhi, the well known pacing mare "Country Girl" She has track record of 2:25 and is quite a valu able animal. The saw mill belonging to Baker Grimes was forced to stop work Tues day on account of a smash up of some of the machinery. Two wooden pul leys and the belt wheel on the main shaft were broken to pieces and the belt wheel shaft on the engine was wrenched. New parts were obtained in Monticeilo and work was commenced again Wednesday. It was a narrow escape for some of the workman who barely missed the flying pieces. Lewis Dunlap, manager of the Lenox track team met with the manager of similar teamB of Cornell College, Uppi Iowa University, and Iowa State No mal school, and arranged for afield meet to take place at Cedar Rapids on May 13. This will be a particularly in teresting meet as each of these schools lias tried their steel with Lenox in other gameB, but only the State Normal with a track team. Lenox is the only one of this quartette that does not be long to the State Association. On the following Monday, May 15, Upper Iowa University will meet Lenox in a dual meet at the Lenox Athletic Park. From Local Papers. LAMONT. Mr. Noland sr., with his little grand daughter, MiBS Hanley, were passengers to Lamont from Dubuque Tuesday. They visited the II. Hilton family. Harry Hilton, of Dundee, spent Tues day with his parents in Lamont. lfie father accompanied him to his home for a few days visit. Mrs. M. A. Field transacted business in Oelwein Tuesday. Fred and femitli Field spent Monday and Tuesday in Independence. Mrs. Florence Reed and two children visited the Kev. McCormack family in Oelwein, April 21-24, inclusive. Arthur Ludley spent last week in Manchester. MrB. J. J. Ilesner and MIBB Bertha Eckert were Edgewood visitors Wed nesday. The lollowing delegates attended the Dubuque district M. E. church conven tion in Manchester, April 25-2U: MISB Ada Lake and Jessie Ilickox, Mrs. Minnie Ludley, Revs. Jesse smith and G. F. Young. Mrs. Nancy Robins, ol Edgewood vis ited the J. J. Ilesner family Tuesday and Wednesday. Miss Mae Draper began teaching the II awn district school May 1. Ed Lammon began teaching school in Cedar Rapids May 1. Miss Etta Jones came home from Ar lington Sunday, April 23, for a several days visit. II. II. Hopkins, of the Dubuque Dai ly Times force, was in Lamont Wednes day in the interest of the Dubuque Times. Mrs. William Bradley,ol Aurora,came down Tuesday lor a few days visit with her son Joy and family. Mrs. Martha Conrad is visiting the (!. N. Bennett family. F. h. I'eet left Thursday lor Cuba City, Wisconsin, to resume his work. Mrs. Kenyon returned to her home in New Hamilton Thursday morning, at ter a two weeks viBit in the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Pemberthy and husband The M. I!. A. order initiated two new members last Tuesday evening, April 25, and voted lavorably for three appli cants. II. R. Holmes, of Manchester, was a Lamont visitor Tuesday in the interest of the Delaware County N ews. Jennie Benedict viBited Oelwein and ndependence last week. NORTH MANCHESTER NOTES. C. L. Graham with his two little boys lett this locality last Saturday, did not learn hlB destination. Mr. Hunt went to Brandon on Satur- dl* :£rjr, UK A ,1? day last, he expects to be away two or three monthB. Little Lysle Smith, yonngeBt child of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Smith has been irostrated with bronchial pneumonia. )r. Dittmer is attending and thinks he improving. During the past week several in this jiart of the city took advantage of the pleasant weather to paint their resi dences. The residences of Mrs. Strong, just north of the church and of Geo. Acres receiving new coats of paint. Evangelists, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are holding a very interesting revival meeting at the St. Pauls church. It is expected to continue through this week and possibly longer. They are both very zealous workers, considerable in terest has been manifested and several have decided to live better lives and identify themselves with christians. EDGEWOOD. Will Duncan returned from Chicago Tuesday. Miss Bertha Eckert and Mrs. John Ilesner, of Lamont were calling on friends here Wednesday. Fred Willard returned from Hopkin ton Wednesday. Miss Abbie Munger, of Elkader, is visiting her Bister, Mrs. E. Gates. W. E. Richards and C. B. Blanchard were in Manchester Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Branch, of Elgin, Iowa, were here last Saturday to Bee Mrs. J. Mitchel and daughter, Flossie, were calling on friends in the Point, Saturday. Miss Andrews and her pupils spent Friday afternoon at the Park. Wm. Steele is reported as some bet ter. Mrs. J. M. Robinson and daughter, Minnie, returned from Independence Friday. EARIiVILLE Rev. Leonard, former pastor of the M. E. church here, now of Hazleton, was renewing acquaintances here Tues day. On Tuesday Mrs. FitzsimmonB and Emily Rippon and Alice Sandercock drove to Manchester. Miss Mae Foster was a caller in Man chester Wednesday. Mrs. Clarence Siddons, of Gilt Edge, departed Monday night for Appleton, Wisconsin, for an extended visit with her parents there. Mrs. J. M. Dunn attended an Eastern Star reception in Manchester, Tuesday evening. Mr. Kendall spent several days last week in Chicago. On Saturday morning Mrs. H. E. Stet son, Mrs. Mcintosh and the Misses Julia and Lillian Pierce were callers in town. Mrs. Foster has returned from a two weeks visit with her son W. R. Foster, at Williams, Iowa. Miss Laura Luers, of Elkader, is the guest of her Bister, Mrs. D. F. Laxson, since Wednesday. On Friday evening the Daughters of Rebekak gave a supper and program in the Oddfellow's building. The supper was very nice and the program inter esting. A large number were present. also an active member of the St. Patrick court, Catholic order of Foresters. The family has the sincere sympathy of all in their affliction.—Monitor. On Wednesday Mrs. W. E. Burke, Misses Maud Murley and Verga Foote and Mr. La Fevre, delegates from the Epworth League, and Delia Roberts and Gertrude Wildebor from the Junior League attended the District Conven tion at Manchester. Mr. and Mrs. Wheeless of Hopkinton, drove up and stayed over night at Mr. Popham's Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. II. G. Millen attended the funeral of Mrs. Sargent, at Greeley, Friday afternoon. John Maiden acted as auctioneer at J. C. Nieman's sale Saturday. George Matthews and Miss Grace at tended the I. O. O. F. celebration at Manchester Wednesday. W. I. Millen and Ray and Lizzie went to Greeley Saturday night. Mrs. C. B. Rogers was in Manchester, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo.Schaller spent Sun day with Jas. Cousins. ing our departure for the wild and woolly west. Indeed, those cultured Bostonians and Cape Cod folk so re gard the world very far away from their beloved Boston and grand old state of Massachusetts, and we cannot blame them very much but when our fair Iowa has been mellowed and fash ioned by the lapse of time that brings the more perfect development of band and brain, I guess we shall know some thing, too, aB my little girl friend said the first day she started to school. On Washington street,'at the head of State street, is the old State House, one of the few survivals of the revolution ary buildings in the city. It is undoubt edly the most interesting historical building in this country, for it was here that the child Independence was born the first town house was built on tbis Bite in 1657. This house was des troyed by lire in 1711, rebuilt a year la ter, and again built in 1747. The pres ent structure was built in 1748 and with in and without many stirring events have occurred. The British troops were quartered within the building in 1768 and near the eastern porch occurred the Boston massacre on March 5, 1770. From the balcony on the State street side, where the royal proclamations had been delivered and the news of the Dec laration of Independence was proclaim ed inside the house, the gentlemen stood up and each repeated the words as they were spoken by an officer sworn to uphold the rights of his country. In 1789, at the western end of the building, Washington reviewed the great proces sion in his honor on the occasion of hiB last memorable visit to Boston. Ev ery effort has been made to restore in every detail the architecture of the Co lonial period. Mrs. Branch's father, Mr. Richards who is quite sick. Miss Garrison returned to her home in Fayette Tuesday. Mrs. K. ltosencran was in the Point nday. Bert Shaffer has returned from Cen tral City. Faneuil Hall in Faneuil Square !B the cradle of liberty to all who have studied the history of the United States. It was given to the town by Peter Faneuil, a wealthy resident, and when the people voted, to accept the building they provi ded that it should be called Faneuil Hall forever Until the town became a city in 1822 the town ofllces were es tablislied here, and It was the regular place of town meetings. Some of the greatest orators and agitators have been leard from its platform. It-was here that Wendell Pbiilipa, in 1837, made his first anti-slavery speech. The hall is never let for money, the city charter con talnB a wise provision forbidding its sale or lease. Kings chapel, on Fremont, corner of School street, is another old landmark of interest it is a plain and solid edifice of dark granite with massive sijnaretower surrounded by wooden Ionic columns The interior of the church with its rows of columns supporting the ceiling, the richly painted windows of the cburch, the antique pulpit and reading desk and many other ancient appoint ments impresses the visitor with a like ness to old English churches. The first Kings chapel was in 1689 the first Epis copal church society of Boston. An early description of Boston states that King William and Queen Mary gave them a pulpit cloth, a cushion, a rich set of plate for the communion table and apiece of painting, the Decalogue, the Lords prayer and the apostles creed. The present chapel was completed in 1753. The first church of this faith established in Boston was Kings chapel, Trinity church third Protestant Epis copal church in Boston was founded in 1728. The present beautiful church edifice iB the third building occupied by the society, the building is considered the masterpiece of the great architect Richardson. The architecture is in the French Romanesque, its shape is that of a Latin cross. The interior is finished in black walnut, in the decora tion work in the tower are painted collosal figures of Daniel, Moses, Peter and Panl,Isiah and Jeremiah. Trinity church haB had many famous rectors but shall mention only one, the sixth bishop of Massachusetts, whose service as a rector of Trinity covered a period of 22 years, 1869 to l8fll,-whose singularly unique character in the noble galaxy of those who have counted it their highest joy to serve others, and whose beauti fully inspired life affords us an example akin to that of our Divine Lord who came not to be ministered unto but to minister. His church prestige,his mental acumen and varied accomplishments sink into insignificance as compared to the heart culture so signally manifest in all his life. The incident related of bis humbleness to some, in any capacity, is quite characteristic when he went out one evening to take care of the baby for a poor washerwoman that she might have a respite from the toil and grind of life, would be rather amusing if not so touching. Just imagine that high dig nitary climbing up flights of rickety stairB to an abode of poverty on his mis sion of love. Well, the baby cried of course, and he had to walk the floor with it and being a heavy, corpulent person, (and a bachelor besides,) it could not have been a very easy task, but the dear man got through with it somehow, though perspiring at every pore and no doubt was thankful he could render this simple service to one of God's poor. to The mayor is out with an order muzzle all dogs for sixty days. W. T. Wood has been painting his house. Miss Mary Richardson iB quite sick we are Borry to learn. Boston's New Library Building, Old Landmarks, &c, Edwin A. Abbey's frieze for the de livery room is very fine. The subject of these pictorial presentations is the "The Quest of the Holy Grail," and is represented in five paintings, l'be first represents the appearance of the Grail to the infant Galahad, who has been left after the death of his mother, a de descendant of Joseph of Armiathea, in a secluded convent to be brought up by the nuns etc. The second picture shows the young Galahad in his red robe, kneel ing in the convent, chapel at the close of the all-night virgll, which he is re quired to keep before starting out on his adventures. The third painting represents the round table of King Arthur. The vast circular hall blazing with light is filled with knights, eac in his appointed seat, and all holding to up the hilts of their swords, as if swear to some great vow. In the fourth painting we see knights composing the host of the Grail under the leadership of Galanad assembled in the cathedral to receive the papal benediction, before setting out on their wandering. The fifth and laBt completed painting in the series represents the Caatleof Amfortas, the Fisher King of the legend. John S. Sargent's decorations depicts the religions ot the world, and have for their theme, the confusion which fell upon the children of Israel when they turned from the worship of Jehovah, to that of the false gods of heathen na tions. The composition in the lunette, represents the children of Israel beneath the yoke of their oppressors into whose hands the Lord had delivered them. On the left stands the Egyptian, Pharaoh on the right the Assyrian King, both monarchs with arms uplifted to strike with scourge and sword. In the ceiling of this large, lofty and narrow hall which is barrel vaulted at the top of the building, are represented the pagan deities, the strange Gods whom the children ot Israel went a ter when they turned from Jehovah. The third great division of the work is the frieze of the Prophets, this symbolizes the founda tion of the religion of lBrael upon the structure of the law. MOBCS is the cen tral figure, and, in his priestly robes and symbols, is treated conventionally to ty pify the authority upon which the laith is based. Moses, with the tablets of the commandments, is modeled in strong relief. The other prophets are painted on a plain surface. On the right ot MoseB stands Daniel, on the left osiah. the other prophets in their order from left to right are Zephamah, Joel, Obadiah, Hosea, Amos, Nahum, Ezekiel, Jeremiah,Jonah, iBiah, llabak- kuk, Micah, llaggai, Malachi and Zach ariah. This IB a wonderful representa tion and requires time for its contem plation, but there are comfortable seats provided in the hall where one can sit and behold the gorgeously painted pageant, as long as one wiBhes, but we must leave these beautifnl scenes, for other unexplored Bhrines* dear to the American heart. Would fain linger a month in this splendid building, to en joy its rich treasures of undying art and beauty, but, though I should live a thousand years, 1 could not forget it, and with reluctant feet we wena our way out of thiB palace beautiful (Bos ton's pride and justly) to the more com mon environments of life, take our trol ley car, to meet the Subway. A short walk after leaving the Sub way brings us back to our notel very tired, but grateful, and after a repoBe ful nights profound and dreamless slumber, we are glad to have another half day for doing Boston before tak f«3*pn!fT-v*.v- -I.*"-.,-!y The infinite sweetness of such a per sonality, the fragrance of such a life, how it permeates the air with its rich perfume like incenBe wafted from gold en censors from off God's altar. Such souls whose sudden visitations daze the world vaniBh like lightnii but they leave behind a voice, that the distance far away, wakens the slum bering ages." M.J.WILSON WASHINGTON LETTER. [From Our llegular Correspondent,] WASHINGTON, April 28, 1899. "Like master like man." Secretary Alger's fight upon Gen. MileB has most ly been of an underhanded nature, so it is not very surprising that the report of the Military Court of Inquiry, now in Mr. McKinley's hands, should seek to make its attack upon Gen. Miles seem fair by jumping on a few minor com missary officers and recommending that they be court-martialed tor neglecting their duty in connection with the beef supplied to the army—a neglect that the report says was extremely profitable to the beef contractors. This thing isn't done with. Gen. Miles was completely vindicated by the evidence taken and he intends to keep on fighting until his vindication is officially recognized, and he has been assured of support by prominent men in Congress, some of them republicans. He has known from the first that the personal enmity of two men connected with the Court of Inquiry would have prevented his get ting fair treatment, even with Secre tary Alger's influence against bim left out of consideration. Political pull was stronger with Mr. iv than his friendship for Gen eral Joe Wheeler consequently "Fight ing Joe'B" application for active service in the Philippines was turned down, and that eminent political warrior Fred Grant, chosen aB one of the three Brig adier Generals that are to be sent to the Philippines at once the other two being Dates, who has juBt been detached from the command of the Santa Clara pro vince, Cuba, and Young, who has been supervising the mustering out of volun teers in the South. Gen. Wheeler has repeatedly said that he would resign his commission if he could not get active service, but it is stated that he is to be offered command of the Depart ment of Texas, which is to be revived. If Gen. Wheeler accepts thiB by the Porto Rican steamship Co., if tbis government will allow them to be brought in without payment of duty. THORPE. Our school ground has been improv ed by the addition of necessary and suitable buildings. Mrs. Margan Ryan has the measles. Victor Miller visited at Colesburg last Sunday. Chas. Hitchcock who has been away from this neighborhood for many years Is here on a visit. Mrs. J. E. FrentreBS is visiting friends and relatives at Dubuque. Chas. Smith, who is with the railroad bridge gang, was at home over Sunday. Walt l'ollard has given his residence a neat coat of paint, built a cistern and otherwise improved his property here. Shop In Masonic Blk, over C. O. D. Qrocery mM command, it will be an indication that there is something in the story of his expecting to be appointed lirlgadler General in the regular army. Things are far from being satisfact ory in Porto Hico. Thirty-nine deaths from starvation have been ollicially re ported from a single province since the free government rations were sus pended, and 100,000 are reported to be continuously hungry. It is proposed by the Red Cross to establish depots in the large cltieB for the sale of Porto Rican products for the benefit of the poor on the island. The stuff will be given by Porto Rican planters and mer chant! and brought to the U. S. free HARTWIOK. Mrs. Hattie Furman returned last Friday from Texas where she spent the winter. John Held was down the slightest trouble and almost no litter, if you use the Nichols Shepard Swinging Stacker. This takes the place and does the work of an independent stacker. It oscillates automatically, is easily swung to right angles with the separator to carry the straw to either stack or barn. This stacker has been demonstrated by thorough and practical testa in the field to be the handiest, most efficient swinging stacker ever attached to a thresher. Like every other feature of the Mchols-Sbapanl SEPARATOR it is strongly and durably made, without any intricate parts to break or get out of order. All the advantages of the Nichols-Shepard Separator and the Nichols-Shepard Traction Englno are fully described and illustrated in our free catalogue. Write for it. NICHOLS A, SHEPARD CO., Battle Creek, Mleh Bmek Hou. .1 DES MOINES, IOWA, with foil stock of machines and extra** Artistic Tailoring My Spring Suitings have arrived and those desiring stylish and handsome suits should not fail to call and exumine my stock. I have the latest patterns in overcoating and pants that will catch your eyo at a glance. I also have a choice selection of fabric that I am mak ing up at a reasonable price and I would like to take your order at once. My high grade custom work speaks for itself. You get the latest stylo and fit and bost of workmanship at A. L. Severtson, the artistic tailor. No other if can do what those will. Each package dyes all materials—cotton, wool, silk and mixed goods. It washes and cleans while it dyes. Does not injure or stain hands or utensils. Colors absolutely fast, never fade or wash out Dyes cotton fabrics in from 5 to 10 minutes without boiling. It is antiseptic and non-irritating can be worn next the skin by the most delicate baby. Makes home dyeing a pleasure, renewing soiled garments with anew brightness and freshness obtainable by no other method. Quick, cheap, clean, easy. Only 10 Cents a Package, Any Color. For sale by all Druggists and thiB General Dealers. •yr in "at way last week gathering rags and old iron. There is excellent fishing in the river here. Have seen some fine mem bers of the finny tribe caught by boyB from Delhi. A tramp came along here a few days ago and stopped at a farm house for his dinner. The farmer set him to work and went off and forgot all about him, and when he returned he found that the Weary Willie before he had continued his journey, had named more than two dinners. An exceptional case. Miss MameFleming has gone south In hopes to improve her health. of grain can be threshed in a day (and threshed perfectly and separated thoroughly, -without waste) if you have a Nichols-Shepard Sep arator. And the straw will be bandied easily, without A. JL. Severtson, Take no substitute. No other has the MM merit. I wish to call the attention of fanners and those who raise horses to the fact that I have and keep for service two r-~:J. stallions, and that for horses in their class, they cannot be excelled in Del aware County, as the:r stock are well "1 kno\yn to be SKRVICEABLE, SALE ABLE and SOUND HORSES. Can be seen at my feed barn, east of Globe Hotel, MARK SHELDON Another Carload Also Louisville Cement kept on hand. Stucco and Callolite Plaster, Plaster Hair. Flour and all kinds of Feed, Hay and Straw, Wheat and Wheat Screenings S3® MY FARM, of 240 acres, in Prairie Township for sale. Call and see me bi-fore buy ing elsewhere *, As Tailor. 1' a 8 If of ATLAS PORT LAND CEMENT in a few days. Maquoketa Lime, Peter Boardway. The new need a Biscuit are delivered to the consumer in moisture and dust proof packages, as fresh and crisp and clean as though just from the oven. They should always be served from the origi nal package, which should be kept carefully closed. Uneeda Biscuit are unequaled for general use. A perfect every day food for everybody. Serve every day with every meal. Give them to the children instead of cakes. Sold everywhere at five cents the package —never in bulk. this is the season of the year to be thinking about planting^ "corn. We would call your attention to the '^Si BLACKHAWK PLANTER It is different froni other planters, as the seed plates only hold one kernel of corn in each pocket, and by so doing we claim a more ac- curate drop than on other planters. You can also reel the wire up while planting the last two rows. We also handle the Bradley Corn Planter, which is too well known to r.eed any explanation, Call and examine the merits of these planters before you purchase else where. YOUNG & DOTY \TY line of implements •L Aand Modern Fail vehicles is complete and the best to be found any where. My prices are rea sonable. I solicit your pat ronage. F. N. BEACOM, yv Manchester, Iowa 99 O -,\ Vl .. A Ful Line to Select From at My Stand Near the Post Office. MILLER & HOYT, MILLER & HOYT. 1,—s "lli m'