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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9,1899. TILIPHONR NO, 15*. —Merrltt Odeil, ot Anamosa, is re newing old acquaintances in this city. —Our Edgewood and Tower Kill let ters received too late for publication this week. —W. T. Wood and Wm. Flynn, of Karlville, were Manchester visitors Friday. —Miss Alice UuBted, of Uyersville, is a guest in the city of her friend Miss Nina Carhart. —Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hockaday were the guests of friends at Uloomingdale Illinois, last week. —Mrs. W. D. Goodwin returned horns last Friday evening after a visit with relatives in Independence. —Mrs. A. J. Baker, of Waterloo, ar rived here Monday evening for a visit with her aunt, Mrs. B. A. Reynolds. —Mrs. S. E. Crosier and mother and 1- E. Hicks went to Tama City yester day morning for a visit with relatives. —Mrs. Vernon Burrington departed yesterday morning for Ottumwa where she will spend several weeks with her sister, Mrs. Hawkins. —Mr. John Ham of Delhi and lira. Mary. J' Nutting, of llopkinton were married in this city last Saturday by his honor, Justice J. M. I'eur-e. —Miss Mary Patten, of Manchester, and Miss Kuby Noble, of Emmetsburg, ate the guests at the home of their uncle, Harry Higman, this week.— Winthrop Review. —Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vorwald and their daughter liosa, of Colony, were shopping in thiB city Wednesday. While here theywere guests of George and Miss Mary Link. —Fred Barr, son of David Barr, who resides eight miles north of this city re turned home last week from the Klon dyke. He has been absent from home about a year and'haB decided that Dela ware county is the best place after all —A number from here joined the excursion yesterday to Dubuque con ducted by the Methodist societies of Cedar liapids. It was well attended, considering the threatening weather. Two trains were run comprised of ten coaches each. —Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Cary, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Jewell, Mrs. Chas. Barry and Mert Brown left the first of the week for Davenport to attend the Iowa grand lodge Knights of Pithias and the grand temple of Rathbone sisters which are being held there this week. —James McEUiott had business at the county seat Monday. While there he disposed of a house and one acre of ground to Ellas Pinch, the father of James Pinch, of this city, the latter and family expecting to move to that city and occupy the place at an early date.—Ryan Reporter. —Mr. Clarence M. Chapel, of this city, is viBitlng with his friend and schoolmate the Reverend F. A. Minguy, Rector of St. Mary's church, at Dewald, Wisconsin. After a two weeks Btay with Rev. Minguy Mr. Chapel, comtem plates a trip upon the great lakeB. —The ladles of the Foreign Mission ary Society of the M. E. church will serve a luncheon at the parsonage on Wednesday evening, Aug. Sth, com mencing at six o'clock and continuing until all are served. Cake and ice cream will be added to an otherwise generous menu and all for the moder ate price of twenty cents. All friends of the society and their families are in vited to come and enjoy this social gathering. —The next time a traveling peddler calls at your door and tries to sell you goods, ask him if he will take your eggs, butter and othtr farm products ask him if when your neighbor gets ready to build abridge over the slough he would willingly donate a few dollars to help it along. Tell him there is a poor family down the road, would he donate a little money to buy provisions ask him if he will contribute to a new enterprise just starting. Your home merchant will do all this and much more.—Exchange. —Mr. F. K. Main, the democratic nominee for the oliice of Superinten dent of Schools, is twenty five years old. He graduated from Lenox college with the class of 1897, receiving the degree of batchelor of science. He has taught successfully in this county for the past two years, on a first grade certificate is sued to him by Superintendent Eaton. He stands high among the educators of the county, and as far as we have beard republicans as well as democrats con cede that he is eminently qualified to superintend our common schools. —The Republican county convention last Saturday was a record breaker for the large amount of good work accom plished. It effectually put down both feet on the disreputable work of iaBt fall, by which H. G. Millen was counted out and B. A. Baker was counted in, and gave Dan Young and his paper a knock-out blow. HU that is needed now to defeat a candidate is to have it known that the News is supporting him, which was plainly shown in Baker's case, he withdrawing in favor of McCloud without his name being mentioned.—Earlville Phuiuix. —Gladbrook and Manchester crossed bats at the ball park last Monday after noon and played a game that did credit to each team. The game was in ques tion until its close and those present were treated to one of the closest games ever played here. The final score was to 5 in favor of Manchester. The game was entirely free from lengthy discuss tons and "rag chewing" on the part of the players and the teams fought for supremacy in a true sportsmanlike manner. Willis Hester, of Martell Iowa, was in the box for the local team and he ia a pitcher of marked ability The home team has long felt the need of a good pitcher that could be relied upon and haB, it seemB, found its man in Mr. Hester. He is a student at Mt Vernon and a subscription is being raised to retain him for the remainder of his summer vacation. It is to be hoped that he may be Induced to remain here, The Manchester line up in Monday's game WBB, Moore, Hester, Lehan, 1, Moore, 2 James, 3, G. Clem ans, s, N. Maiven, r, H. ClemanB, c, ft Mattb ews and Branson, I, f. —Read what L, R. Stout has to say in his new ad in this issue. —Mrs. Frank Anders is visiting at her former home in Earlville this week. —Will Keys returned home last Sun day evening from his sojourn in Chi cago. Mrs. F. K. Gregg departed last week for Iowa City, where she will visit rela tives. —J. 15. Barer has returned from hlB visit with relatives in Iowa City and Waverly. —J. J. Hoag expects to go to Nebras ka this week to look after his property Interests tbere. —Mrs. A. J. Simpson departed last week for a visit with relatives in the northern part of the state. —Miss Henrietta Beehler departed Monday morning for a visit of several weeks with friends in Des MoineB. —Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Allen are en joying a visit from their nephew. Roy Coulthard, of Leadmine, Wisconsin. —Mrs. J. F. Merry, of Dubuque, and Miss Grace Rigby, of Mt. Vernon, were guests of relatives here part of last week. —Mrs. Laura Couch and mother, Mrs. Putnam, of Waterloo, were guests in this city last Wednesday of Miss Amy Boggs. —Mrs. W. H. Seeds and Mrs. O. A. Dunham departed last week for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a few weeks outing. —II. G. Chaffee, of Amenia, North Dakota visited here part of last week at the home of tile-mother-in-law, Mrs. George Toogood. The store building on Franklin, for the past three or four years, until re cently known as the Racket Store will be for rent November 1st. See notice. —Miss Anna Kaiser, who has been a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. R.Mann for several weeks, departed last week for her home in Winona, Min nesota. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Langridge, who have been visiting at the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Holmes, returned IaBt week to their home in Maquoketa. —Miss Susie Keisey departed Satur day for Ames where she will resume her studies in the State Agricultural college. The fall term of that instltu tion begins this week. —Mrs. L. F. Muckler returned last week to her home in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. She was called here about three weeks ago by the death of her mother, Mrs. I. Cooley. —Cal Martin returned home last Fri day from Minneapolis where lie has been for several weeks. He has con cluded his summer engagement with the Merrie Bell Opera company. Dr. W. E. Boynton, the eye and ear specialist, of Chicago, has opened an of fice for this month only in the rooms over Boynton & McEwen'B jewelry Btore. For his oliice hours see his ad vertisement. Harvest Home on Friday of this week at the Fair grounds. The llop kinton band will furnish the music. Arrangements are being made to make the day one of rest and pleasure. Come and help enjoy It. —W. W. Ford departed Monday evening for Spencer where he goes to visit his son Fred who recently located in business there. Word has been re ceived here that Fred is doing well and is well pleased with his location. —County Attorney Blair and E. L. Hoyt were in West Superior, Wis. on business the first of the week. Senator Young who accompanied them remain ed to look after the newspaper plant there recently purchased by par ties in this city.. —A crowd of eight boys went into camp on the Quaker Mill pond yester day morning for a two weeks outing. The camp iB composed of Charles Beehler, ABB Cunningham, Floyd Cope land, Avery Long, Herbert Anderson, Howard Miller, Earl Seeley and Floyd Wright. —The reception last Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. R. L. Brooke, tendered by the instructors of the summer Bchool to those in attend ance, was a very pleasant event and a fitting Bocial gathering for the closing week of the school. The house and groundB were decorated for the occasion and dainty refreshments were served during the evening. Excellent music was furnished by the Manchester Mandolin club. —Last week Loring 11. Loomis. sold his real estate interests, situated west of the river in this township, to E. M. Ward, of Morrison, 111., for 829,000 The Bale was negotiated by William and George Barr and included the Denton and Carpenter farms, the house and lot south|of the stand tower and thirteen vacant lots on the west side. This is one of the largest, if not the very larg est real estate sale ever made in the county. Delaware county land is choice property and Mr. Ward has made no miBtake in his large Investment. Mrs. Geo. Harrison received the news last week of the tragic death of her brother, Samuel Ilolroyd, on his ranch near Lake City, Colorado. Mr. Holroyd was for many years a resident of this county, living about two miles northeast of Edgewood. Twelve years ago he moved west and took up a claim from the government and cultivated the land unmolested and unquestioned until three years ago. Then two foreign ers set up a claim to the land and told Mr. Holroyd to vacate it and not to re sist their claim because they would never let the land be of use to him if he kept it. The case was taken to the courts and a Bhort time ago a decision was handed down by the supreme court of the state in favor of Mr. Holy rod. During the course of the trial the irrigating ditches that supplied the land with water, were repeatedly shut off which necessitated a journey of several miles on the part of Mr. Holy rod to put them in operation again, Soon after the decision in the caBe was announced, the ditches were found turned off and he started for the hills to turn them on again. He was found next morning with a bullet hole in the back of his head. His friends and family have little doubt but that the cowardly act was committed by the contestants for the land and the authorities are making a thorough in vestigation. He leaves two children, Mrs. Viola Larabee and Charles Holy' rod, both residents of Colorado. —Miss May Van Dyne returned Mon day morning to her home near Water loo. —Mrs. Fred Williams, of Chicago, is visiting friends and relatives in thin city. —T. N. Arnold announces a ship ment ot choice olives in his change of ad. thiB week. —P. G. StevenB, a student of Lenox College occupied the Presbyterian pul pit here last Sunday. —The attention of every reader of the Democrat is called to the Racket Store's new and enlarged ad. —A number from here contemplate attending the county fair which will be held in Monticello this week. —Gregg & Ward advertise low prices in window shades. Read what they say in their ad in another column. —Mr and Mrs. Joe Hoag went to Hopkinton last Friday to witness the IIopkinton-Manchester ball game. —Parties indebted to A. Thorpe on book account should read the second epistle to them in another column. —Mr. and Mrs. A. Philipp, Miss Jen nie Holmes and Be»t Hoag expect to go Into camp at Quaskueton next week, —G. S. Lister and family returned hoine last Monday after a pleasant week in camp on the Quaker Mill pond. —Kir. and Mrs. G. A. Fishei are en joyng a visit from their niece, MIRB Ida Bruce, of Iowa Falls. She will remain here about three weeks. —Marriage licenses were issued from the Clerk's office to the following dur ing the past week Floyd Mitchel and Mary MoBier, John W. Carroll, Rock well la., and Matilda C. Kipper and John Ham and Mary J. Nutting. —Letters addressed to Miss Sarah Leonard, Mrs, Fauhie Butler, Mrs. R. H. Bow-nan, Mrs. Emma RichardB, Mrs, Mary Stone, Mrs. W. Garland, Mrs. Louisa Stone, Wesley Bloom, Geo. Sheppard, C. H. "Welch and John Hart man are reclaimed at the post ofiice in this city. Dr. E. G. Dittmer returned home last week from Elma where he has been assisting a physician with his practice for several weeks during the absence of the latter. He has gone to Morning Sun, being called there by the illness of his wife's mother. Mrs. Dittmer has been there for some time. A party from here pitched their camp on the Quaker Mill pond last Monday morning and will spend the week enjoying out door life. The crowd IB made up of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Sias, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Baumgartner, and Miss Kate Commerford. —Two or three days after the late republican county convention H. Schwietert who was given the nomina tion for county Superintendant, caused a letter to be published in the PTOSB an nouncing that he declined the nomina tion. He has since reconsidered for the reasons stated in a card published in another column at his request. —Mrs. Emllie Strew died at her home in this township last Saturday, aged 35 years. The only surviving member .of (her family Is a son, Theo. Max Strew of Decatur City, this state. The fu neral services were held last Sunday at her late residence, Rev. Melchert, of Ryan ofliciating, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery in this city. —Ralph Stone the Beven year old son of Vr. and Mrs. Stone who resides near Edgewood, died of dysentery in this city last Thursday evening. He was taken sick the fore part of the week while he in company with his mother were visit ing at the home of D. M. Conklin. The funeral services were held last Sunday and the interment was made in the Edgewood cemetery. —W. H. Long, of Delaware, was a caller at this ofiice Monday, lie spent IaBt winter in California and other points on the Pacific coast and says he saw no place on his trip that" suited him as well as Delaware county. AB a rule that is the case with all residents of this county, they return glad that thiB is their home. Of course there is now and then an exception but they are few. —Branson & Carr are advertising for sake the Loomis tract of land near the Backbone in Richland township, at the extremely low price of $15.00 per acre. This offer is only good during the re maining dayB of the present month. There are about 615 acres of this land, enough to make two or three good pas tures, witb running water in each. This is an opportunity to purchase land not likely to ever again be duplicated in the county. —Chas. Blair arrived here last Mon day morning from New York City, for a visit with his friends and relatives here. After remaining here a short time, he in company with his wife and children, who have been here for sever al weeks, and her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Sherman will depart for Cleveland, O., where they will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sears. Mrs. Sears will be remembered as a daughter of Dr. and Mrs Sherman. —Nine of the Manchester ball play ers got together last Friday and went to Hopkinton and won a game from the home team by a score of 7 to 11. Our boys bad no trouble in winning and some say it was the easiest game they played this year. Maucheater has a good team and the Hopkinton boys will have to practice up a little before they can play in their class. The visit ing teams line up was as follows N. Malvin ,p G. Clemans, s. 8. H. Clem ans, c. f. H. Bronson, lb Al Barker, r. f. Matthews, C. Lehan, 3b. E. Briggs, l. f.: E. Moore 2b. E. Wolcott, sub. —Last Thursday Mrs. Wm. Ball was the hostess of a party of Manchester ladies at her home in Delaware. The day was a pleasant one and the journey was made overland, arriving there in the forenoon in time to par take of a sumptuous dinner, consisting of various delicacies and served in five courses. The table was decorated with sweet peas and draped in pink. ThOBe in attendance area unit in pronouncing this one of the most enjoyable days of the year. The party was made up of, Mesdames W.G' Kenyon, Geo. Too good, 6. B. Bradford, F. Bethel, W N. Boynton, M. H. Williston, S. L. Doggett, W. B. Amsden, L. Atwater, J. Hawley and •. S. Blair. —Hon.J.W. Miles transacted busi nesB in Cedar Rapids last Thursday. —Ilogan Bros, shipped two hundred head of young cattle to the western part of the state last week. —Next Sunday the lllinoiB Central will run an excursion to Waterloo. For particulars sen notice in another column. John Ilogan leaves today for Wyoming where he goes to secure another bunch of horses to bring here for disposal. -Philip FiBhel accompanied by his granddaughter, Maud Fishei, spent Sunday in this city at the homes of his brothers, R. W. and G. A. Fishei. —Mrs, H. C. Ilaeberlee returned home last Saturday from Dubuque where she has been for several weeks receiving treatment at Finley hospital. Her condition is improving rapidly. —Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Conger and son, Louis, arrived here last Friday evening for a visit with friends and relatives. Mr. Conger departed Monday morning and Mrs. Conger and son will remain about a month. —After the adjournment of the con vention last Saturday, the newly elected County Central Committee met and organized. Hubert Carr was elected chairman and A. N. Smith, secretary of the committee for the ensuing year. —Manager Joe Hoag has arranged with the ('enter Point ball team to meet our home nine on the diamond field in this city next Friday afternoon. A red hot game is anticipated as the Center Point team downed the Stouts a few weeks ago. —E. T. Grapsfield and family return 1 home last Saturday morning from his two weeks vacation at Marion and Paris, la. Mr. Grassfield spent most of his time fiBhing and is telling some pretty long fiBh stories about the bass and pickerel he landed. —The attention of every farmer reader of this paper iB called to the article, entitled "Township Display,'' over the signature of E. J. Conger, Secretaiy of our county fair association. If the suggestions therein made are generally acted upon, there will be a display of farm products at the next fair that will be the superior of any former exhibition of the society. —The river banks are crowded these days with picnickers and camping par tieB. A party composed of Frank Anders, Ward Lyman, Jim Toogood, L. C. Preussner and Don preussner de parted Monday mornlngforQuasqueton where they pitched their tents and will try their luck for a week or more. The water is out of the mill pond there and excellent fishing is reported and there is no doubt but that the campers will have an enjoyable outing. —A jolly crowd of campers have tak en possession of Wm. Boucher's pasture north of the Quaker Mill and are spend ing the week boating, fishing, curing snake bites, eating and composing operas. Books, hammocks, boatB and everything conducive to pleasure and comfort in the camp have been furnish ed and those enjoying the outing under the supervision of pa and ma at the camp of the Wholly Terrors, are Min, Lizz, Arethusa, Salamathusa, Lilleputia Argalia, Eddie, Magnelone and Orphe- The Hurray Park Meeting. The out door religious services here tofore announced to be held by the Universalists ai Tfiorpe on Sunday, August 13, bids fair to be more than ordinarily successful. Murray Park, a few rodB north of the C. G. W. railway station at Thorpe, is a charming grove of natural trees on the premises of J. B. Robertson. It affords an exception ally pleasant place for a days outing. The religious services announced for 11 a. m. and 2. p. m. will be conducted by the Rev. Amos Crum, D. D., of Web ster City, aBBisted by the Rev. G. E. Cunningham, of Glenwood, Mo. All things seem to be in readiness. With a good Bample of weather already ar ranged for, the success of the meetings seemed to be assured. Uncle Jim Rob ertson not only welcomes the people to Murray l'ark but declares that his latch string is hanging away out over the gate. Come and see. Daniel Gilbert. Daniel Gilbert, deceased, was born in the town of Green, Chenango County New York State, Oct. 15, 1815. When nineteen years of age he married Miss Harriet Marsh, with whom he lived a long and happy life. Few marriages were more happy. The fruit of this marriage was eight children, three died in infancy, one, a daughter at the age of twenty-four. The remaining four survive him. In 1839 he moved to Illinois where he lived till 1857 when he came to Iowa, locating first at Manchester, then after one year, removing to Forestville, where he spent the remaining years of his life. For many years he was trader, keeping a general store. He was a man of wide acquaintance and widely known, one of the early pioneers, witb all his dealings with his fellow men be was known to be upright, honest and just. He was a peace maker, and never had an enemy in the world. In entei prises which promoted the public good he was among the fore most, not only by influence but accord ing to his ability. One of the early Bet tiers, he always took an active and deep interest in the affairs of town and state. In politics he was a staunch and Btrong republican, a man to be re lied upon. His IaBt years were calm and peaceful. He gradually lost vital ity and strength, and, July 28 he quietly passed from thiB world of bliss and glory where all the saints of God unite. The funeral services were attended by the most of his children and grand children, together with a large number of his friends and townsmen, and al though he had long passed his time of activity ana usefulness, it WBB appar ent that the public feeling was, that a good man had fallen, that an old land mark was removed, and on whom should his mantle now rest. The scene when the children and friends took a last look at their departed one was very affecting. His remains were deposited in the village cemetery, where we truBt they will remain until the resurrection of the just and right eous, who shall celebrate Christ's re deeming love throughout eternal day.— Mall-Press. ROYAL 4feS0UJtEiytouRE TownBhip Display. The manager of the fair would call the attention of the citizens of the dif ferent townships to the "Premiums in Gold" on page 57, of the premium list. In offering these premiums it was the intention of those in charge of the fa!r to bring out that interest which every man and boy in the county should have in bis township. There is not a town ship in the county but could make a splendid display of vegetables and grains from its own toil. And now if the farmers of the various townships will set about it at once in good natured strife for township honors, we may have not only the finest display of farm pro ductions that this county ever saw, but one which has not been surpassed by any county in the state. Let each farmer, as soon as he dis covers that he has an uncommonly fine Bample of corn, wheat, oats, barley, cab bage, potatoes or anything else in list on page 57, get it ready and notify his township committee. Thus, with very little trouble, the committee of each township may have an abundance of material with which to make a town ship display. You will notice on page 57, of the Premium List that the township dis play may consist of the entire liBt on said page, and yet if any township should be able to secure each and very article named it may enter its collection just the same, for it is very probable that many of the townships will not be able to make a display of the entire list. Ample and equal space will be given each township for display and decora tion. "Will not every township begin at once to plan for a fine showing of farm products. Boys, look through your father's corn field and find where you can husk a bushel of that big white corn or go through your potato and tomato or cab bage patches and send word to your township committeemen that you have some old whoppers for them. The following is your township com mittees who will receive and enter for display your farm produce: Colony—John Merten, George Ditt mer. Elk—W. M. Sawyer, T. O. Noble. Honey Creek—L. G. Clute, M. E. Blair. Richland—S. P. McCarren, O. C. Clark. Bremen- George Krapfl, James I.e Gasslck. Oneida—J no. Rector, W. Long. Delaware—Wattson Childs, .(no. lletherington. Coffin's Grove—Charles Tripp, Gus. Preussner. North Fork—John Georgen, Tom Noonan. Delhi—J. W. Gibbs, C. II. Furman. Milo— E. K. Stanberry, James Bishop. Prairie—E^L. Durey, Sherman Harris. South Fork R. j1., Guthrie, Jno. White. Union—Joseph Stanger, G. W. Keith. Hazel Green—H. D. Aldrich, Samuel Danford. Adams—W. B. Robinson, E. E. Mc Cloud. Below we give a list of articles of which township displays may cousist: Cora bushel Wheat I Oats I Uarley Rye I Clover Timothy I Potatoes Beets I Onlous Tomatoes Apples Cabbage 3 heads Cauliflower 3 Celery 3 stalks Squashes 3 Pumpkins 3 Premiums are 325.00 in gold, $15.00 in gold and $10.00 in gold. E. J. CONGER, Secretary. Carroll-Kipper. Last Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. oc curred the marriage of John W. Carroll, of Rockwell, Iowa, and Miss Matilda C. Kipper. The altar of the church was beauti fully decorated with flowers and lighted candles. Father O'Meara officiated and read the ritual of the Holy Catholic Church with great solemnity. He was clad in bis eccleBiastlcle garments, as were several small boys, who waited upon him as the services required. Miss May Roney.played the Wedding March. The bridal party then entered the church. The bride and groom, ac companied by the brother of the bride, John Kipper, and siBter of the groom, MiBs Carroll, all knelt in prayer, then walked to the altar where Father O'Meara united them in the holy bonds of matrimony. The ceremony occupied about one hour and was interspersed by beautiful vocal music. The bride was attired in soft drap eries of white, the silken sleeves were lined with fleecy lace and garnitures of ribbons and buckles adorned the silk yoke of the bodice, enhancing the beauty of the lithe graceful form. Natural roses tied by soft white satin ribbon were carried in the right band of the bride. The groom was clad in conventional black. The bridesmaid was arrayed in charming coBtume of white, and wore natural flowers, as did the bride. Back of the bridal party was Mrs. Kipper, mother of the bride, and two little daughters clad in white, with them their sister Lena. A dinner was served at the residence of Mrs. Kipper to about 40 guests and was presided over by Miss Jennie Langhammer. The repaBt was bountiful and well pre pared, and a thoroughly pleasant time ensued. Many elegant presents were given the bride, some dishes of solid silver. Both of the young people are held In highest estimation. Those at tending from abroad were Chas. Behr and wife, Misses Anna and Kate Car roll, of Rockwell, MIBS Leolbr, of Cedar Rapids, and Miss Niederfrank, of Greeley. Congratulations are extended by all friends. BAKING POWDER Makes the food more delicious and wholesome •OVAL BAMHO POWOCR CO., HEW YOHK. OLIMA.TE AND CROP BULLETIN Of the Iowa Weather and Orop Service for Week Ending DEonday, July 81, 1899. DES MOINES, IOWA, August 1,1899. The past week was seasonably warm with a considerable excess of rainfall, and more than the normal amount of cloudiness and humidity. The heaviest rain fall was in the central and south ern districts, but all sections of the state received an ample supply of mois ture for present needs. Some damage to corn and grain was caused by severe storms of wind with heavy down pours of rain in numerous localities but the benefits resulting from the timely and liberal supply of moisture will very greatly exceed the local and incidental damage, and the larger part of the state early corn is earing finely, and the condition of the entire crop is generally promising. Potatoes, pas ture and garden vegetables have been greatly Improved by the recent rains. Reports of crop correspondents for August 1st have been tabu'ated, and the following averages are shown in the condition of the unharvested crops Corn, 90 per cent millet, 94 flax, 95 buckwheat, 90 broom com, 88 sor ghum, 91 potatoes, 100 apples, 59 grapes, 48 pastures, 94. It will be noted that the reports show an improvfjient of 7 percent in the condition of corn since July 1st. For the District Fair at Strawberry Point, Aug. 22-25, the Chicago, Milwau kee & St. Paul Ry., will sell excursion ticketB to Strawberry Point and return at one and one-third fare for the round trip. H2wl A Word of Explanation. 1 wish to correct the announcement that I have withdrawn my name as the nominee of the republican party in Delaware county for the office of Super intendent of Schools. Its appearance in the Manchester Press of last week was due to a misunderstanding between the editor of that paper and myBelf, for which the former is not to be blamed. 1 had thought of taking that step later, due to reports that a feeling of dissatisfaction exiBted throughout the county and that the action of the con vention was not thevoice of the peo ple aB expressed in the resolutions pass etl by the teachers at the Summer School. But after due deliberation and consultation with friends and re publicans throughout the county I find that these reports cannot be verified. Finding that the sentiment is in accord with the convention, and re cognizing on deliberation my duty to the party that nominated me, I shall accept the nomination and shall do my best for the election of the whole ticket. I wish to thank the convention at this time for its hearty support and be speak the support of all at the polls. H. J. SCIIWIETERT. Camping parties, fish= in excursions, outing trips and picnics will be the popular form of amusement during the month of August. Such outings are tho more enjoyable if pro vided with tho proper outfits and supplies. Wo have nearly everything with which to make 9 ^such outfits complete. You will not wish £to take vour tableware p, fund kitchen utensils out 4to be lost or broken. $ Comeious. For a very Ismail amount wo furnish fyou with all size kettles, feoffee pots, fry pans, |plates, dishes, knives, |forks, spoons, etc. Such |items costlittlo, and bet Jter lose them than silver- ..^^ware and china. To add to the enjoyment |of such occasions one ^must have a croquet set, hammock ropes and •spreaders,airgun, books, |etc. Of these we have a Ivaried assortment. Min- •now seines, fish poles, |lines,reels, tackle boxes. jlunch boxes—everything •that is necessary. If you have a trip of this kind view call on Ill Kalamity tog The Campers' x-yi Outfitter. NEW FALL GOODS are now coming in daily. We aretobusy as bees these days, unpacking, marking and getting in shape for the early fall trade the drayloads of new goods that every day brings to us. We have never boaght so lavishly and we think so fine a selection of fall goods as this season. Last week we unpacked our first lot of Black Dress Goois This lot we bought direct from aNew York ®,v ^importing house that confine themselves ex Inclusively to black dress gooi's. Every yard is stamped on the selvedge "GOLD MEDAL," and carries with it an absolute guarantee to give satisfactosy wear to the purchaser.) CREPONS are in popular favor this season and we are therefore showinf a large line of these goods. They range in price from way down to as high ?s you want to go. Fur Collarettes Here is where we have bought unusually heavy this season and early buyers are already making their selections. They are just the wrap for cool evenings etc., all through the warm weather and will be found indispensible as the cool days of fall. Come on, why not select what you are go ing to want early and get the best? They are cheaper than last year, better style and greater variety. Reduced Prices in all Lines of Summer Goods.... Call and secure bargain before^ assort ment is broken! Reduced prices in ill lines of summer -roods." Call and secure bargains before assortments an broken. •mim Ladies' Shirt Waists to close at less than cost. They must be sold regardless of loss. Call and take a look at our assortment of Crash Hats and see what a comfortable and"! stylish hat a little money will purchase. New Invoice ew Invoic o^«t 1 ceiv sel nf ceived. Sselectionr^ V' jiving Ext, Val» Shoj ?ur I ^#-t,ated- I P« Respectfully,* D. F. Ridell & Co.