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WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 16,189U. TILIPHONINO. 154. —Miss Joste Knowles, of New Mexico, is the guest of het father, J. S. Knowles, at Delaware. —The Woman's Home Missionary Society of the M. E. church, will meet with the Misses Nix next Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. —Hester and Moore played as the bat tery for the Edgewood team in its game with Elkader. The Edgewood Erpest Brlggs and Harlow Newcomb spent the latter part of last week fish ing along the Wapsie in the vicinity of Quasqueton —In another column Bronson & Carr offer for rent on shares their well im proved farm in Gofliqs Grove township. This Is a rare opportunity for a good farmer with sufficient means to carry on the place. —John Clcndennen iB threshing with Bob Davis, of Delaware, this season. He says that the smut is so dense that I you can't see the stack on the machine while working, caused by the rust.— Earlville Phoenix. —Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Dittimer arrived home last Monday evening from Morn ing Sun where ti ey were called by the llllness of the tatter's mother. Her health has been steadily gaining and her condition is now much improved. —Mrs. John Reiger, formerly Miss Annie Mueller, arrived in the-city from Manchester, Tuesday morning on a visit to her father, Anton Mueller, and many other friends. She was accom panied by Miss Lizzie Brandt, of Dubu que, who has beeir visiting her at Man chester.—Dyersvilie News Letter. —The farmers of this county should lend a helping hand to aid L. G. Ulute, Supt. of the Delaware coanty exhibit, at the Omiha exposition to make a showiug worthy of this, the banner agricultural county in this state. In his letter on another pace Mr. Clute tells how such aid may be given to him. —The new firm of Carhart & Ams din make. their bow this week to the readers of the Democrat. This firm fs now nicely located in one of the best store buildings in town, and their stock wot bright new hardware seems complete inievery respect. They call special at tention this week to their bargains in bicycles and their 1'alace King Fur nace. —The people of Colesburg will hold their twelfth annual harvest home pic nic on Saturday, AuguBt 19. The pic nics at that place are always first-class and they are endeavoring to make (his year's the beet of them all. It will be held in McMahon's grove south of Colesburg, where the noted "McMahon Jjpring" is located.—Dyersvilie News Letter. '-—In accordance with an order made by the board of directors the Illinois Central Bailroad company will furnish free transportation over its lines to al holders of its stock to enable them to attend the annual meeting of its stock holders to be held in Chicago on Sep tember 27. Parties interested can learn particulars by referring to'notice in another column. —The carpenter work on the $3,000 addition to the Catholic church at Monti was begun last Monday, Gilchrist brothers of this city, getting the con tract. Last Saturday seventeen loads of lumber were hauled out from the yards of the Ryan Lumber Company. When completed the Catholics of that Parish will have a fine place of worship, and much credit is due their pastor, Rev. J. J. Hanley.—Ryan Reporter. —The Manchester base ball team is scheduled to play two games Wednesday and Thursday of this week at Anamosa. They play the Anamosa team Wednes day and contest the Maquoketa team on Thursday. The county fair is being held there this week and the ball games have been secured there as one of its attractions. The local team was never in better shape or able to play better base ball and it would not be surprising if they came home with both games to their credit. —Grant Atkins, who resides just west of Golden met with a painful ac cident Tuesday evening of laBt week. He was engaged in repairing a thresh ing machine near the feeding point when the machine started without notice to him and his left hand was caught by one of the forks and badly torn. The wound waB carefully dress ed and it is not thought that any part of the hand will need amputation, The accident would have been more serious had the machine been moving forward instead of backward. —The democrats of Delaware county met in convention last Saturday and nominated a splendid ticket for county officers. Hon. A. S. Coon was nominated for representative, Chae. H. Furmanfor treasurer, D. F. Ilennessy for sheriff, F. K. Main for superintendent of Bchoois, Dr. Swineburne for coroner and John Reilly for supervisor. These men are well qualified and deserve the support of the taxpayers of Delaware county. It IB an honor to vote a ticket made up of such good men and will have the support of the better element of the republican party, of the county.— Dyersvilie Commercial. —We are in receipt of a personal let ter from John M. Johnson, who is now in Belfast, Ireland. The letter is very interesting and were it not for the fact that it is purely personal in every re spect we would give it publication. John is enjoying himself and in good health and spirits. We are to have a letter for publication some time soon and we know our readers will appre elate it very much. The trip was made by John in eight days. In speaking of the English fleet which lies in Belfast harbor he says that it is compos'ed of 52 ships and the number of men in the fleet is 20,000. John said he was going to witness a sham naval battle on the Irish channel on August 1st., this was surely very interesting.—llopkinton Leader. —L. R. Stout transacted business in Chicago last week. Clara Williams viBited in Indepen dence last week. —Miss Annie Taylor, of Waterloo, visited here lust Saturday. —Mrs. C. ]$. Mills visited with friends in Ma8onville last Thursday. —Daisy Dunham and Hattie Rich are visiting friends in Delhi this week. —Miss Emma Otis was a guest of friends in Independence last Saturday. —See the fellow with a «bee hive, at the head of Clark & Lawrence's column. —A number from here attended the Harvest Home at Dyersvilie last Thurs day. —Landlord Lock of the Globe at tended the county fair atMonticello last week. —Miss Blanche Otis returned home last week from her visit with'.friends In Illinois. —The Manchester party who have been camping near Quasqueton, return ed home last Saturday. —Hon. J. W. Miles was among the number from here who attended tne fair at Monticello last week. —Miss Ethel Johnston departed last week for JaneBville, Wisconsin, where she will visit with relatives for several weeks. —Miss Lillie 'Petty returned to her home in Waverly last week after a." vis it of several weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barber. —Sister Leo, formerly Miss Maggie Tlrney, is visiting in this city with her mother Mrs. John Tierney at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Rooney. —Fred Whitman who resides five miles north of town and Will Taylor, of North Manchester have purchased a new J.I. Case threshing machine. —Miss Nona Snyder, of Dubuque, is viBiting in the city with her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Burring ton, and her aunt, Mrs. Joe Foster. -A new cement walk is being laid in front of the Methodist church and parsonage. Anew approach is also being erected in front of the church en trance. -Messers C. A. and A. E. Peterson are enjoying a viajj from their aunt, Mrs. Geo. Moore, of I'anora, Iowa. Mrs Moore is accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Fitch. —Miss Fae Ford returned home last week from her viBit in Minnesota and South Dakota. She spent several days with her brother, Fred, who is located at Spencer. irne was worsted by a score of 5 to 4. —Dr, J. W. Ball has located at Furgo, North Dakota, for the practice of his ... profession^ having recently purchased an interest there in a well established business. —Frank Tierney, Fred Walker, Miss Marv Sullivan and father, Jos Sullivan returnad to their home in Cedar Itapids last Monday morning after a weeks viBit at the home of Mrs. F. J. Atwaler in this city. —J. J. l'entony caught a line spec! men of rainbow trout at Spring Branch last Saturday afternoon. The fish weighed about a pound and was about as pretty a representative of the trout family as one often sees. —Mrs. J. 1\ Von Berg, accompanied by her three children, Leonard, Eva and Nora arrived here laBt Thursday even ing for a visit with friends and retit-, tives. Mrs Von Berg is a affeter of Drs. H.JI. and E. U. Dittmer. It —Miss Mary Glissenuorf returned home last Friday evening from Chi cago where she has been receiving musical instruction for several weeks. On her return she was a guest of frlendB in Dubuque for several days. —Miss Florence Atwater returned home last Monday morning from Ithiaca N. Y., where she haB been for several weeks visiting with relatives. She spent Sunday in Dubuque and was ac companied home by her sister, Mrs. J. Jackson. -Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Sherman de parted last evening for Cleveland, Ohio, within a few miles of which place they have an Idbal cottage near the summer home of their daughter,Mrs. Fred Sears. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Blair will extend their visit here for about two weeks when they will join Dr. and Mrs. Sher man at Cleveland. —The Waterloo Reporter of recent date contained the following in regard to the blind couple who dispensed music on our streets Thursday and Friday of last week. "A man and woman, both blind and traveling to gether, was a sight on the streets today that attracted many people. The couple went along arm in arm without hesitation or apparent inconvenience. A Fort Dodge citizen who was in Waterloo today said the couple met for the first time in Fort Dodge a few days ago. He averred it was a case of love at "first sight" as they had never "seen" one another before. —A train composed of eleven coaches passed through here last Sunday morn ing filled with excursionists enroute for Waterloo to attend the Foresters picnic which was held there on that day. The train was made up in Dubu que and the towns along the line con tributed liberally to Bwell the crowd, a number joining the party at this sta tion. The Chicago & Great Western also ran an excursion from Dubuque to Waterloo and the two trains in dulged in an exciting race from Farley to Dyersvilie where the two tracks run parallel for several miles. A member of the party says the I. C. R. R. train was the winner by about three coach lengths. —The Center Point base ball team which was scheduled to play here Fri day failed to put in an appearance and the management was forced to substi tute the Earlville club which it was for tunate in being able to secure at the last minute. The Earlville nine is, on the whole, a fairly good team. It has some excellent players and some whose errors and weakness at the bat were a material drawback in Friday's game, D. Powell pitched for the visitors, and while he was hit quite freely by the home team, he threw a good strong game from start to finish and deserved better support. HeBter was in the box for the locals and kept the visitors guessing most of the time. The final result of the score was 8 to 4 in favor of Man Chester. The teams lined up as follows Manchester, Moore, -c Hester, G. Malvln and G. ClemanB, B. B. —WB. Hoag, of Greeley, was among the callers at this office Monday. —Patrick Brophy, who resides near Masonville, was a Manchester caller Monday. —Squire Geo. Krapll, of Petersburg, was transacting business in this city Monday. —Our junior editor is in Des Moines thiB week attending the democratic stateconvention. —A. N. Smith and T. W. Robinson were In Dyersvilie the first of the week purchasing horses. —John Bruce, of Watrerloo, spent Sunday in this city, a guest of his uncle, Sheriff K. W. Fishel. —Mies Mabel Miles, of Cedar Rapids, is visiting in this city with Mr. and Mrs. Alva Johnson. —John Provan left last week for a visit with friends and relatives at Waterloo and Traer. —Mr. and Mrs. Francis Koe rejoice ovor the arrival of a baby boy at their home last Wednesday evening. —Squire Joseph Gebhart and Mr. JohnGoedken, of Colony, transacted business in this city Saturday. —A marriage license was issued last week from the Clerk's office to Nume Jaquet and Miss Nanette Bitter. —Ed DaviB departed last evening for South Dakota, where be will look after his property interests there far a couple weeks. —Step into Moore's Department Store and listen to songs and band pieces sung and played by phonographs and graphophones. —Mr. George A. Ballard left Monday evening for Shelby county, Mis souri for a visit with one of his sons who resides there. —Mr. and Mrs. P. A. GrassQeld left last Saturday evening for a visit with relatives at Marion and Paris. They will be gone about two weeks. —Storey & Abbott make a paint proposition that is eminently fair to those who purchase from them. Read their advertisement and learn* particu lars. —Mrs. Geo. A. Ballard departed yes terday morning for Evansville Wis. to attend the wedding of her brother, the principal of the high school at that place. —John Cameron and Tom Simmons are enjoying an outing, fishing at Lake Okoboji. They shipped a box of fresh fish last Saturday to landlord Locke of the Globe hotel. —D. B. Allen returned last Wednes day evening from Storm Lake after a visit with his daughter, Mrs. L. M. Johnson. Mrs. Allen will prolong ber visit for several weeks. —TheEads Grove correspondent of the Greeley Home Press says: "We are expecting a camp of young ladieB from Manchester, at the .Spring, this week. Look out for your chicken houses." —JeBse Roe returned home lastSatur day evening from Des Moines, where he is a student at the Capital City Commercial college. After a two weeks vacation here he will return to his studies. The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solon Hamblin who reeide one mile and a half east of Golden, had the misfortune one day last week to sail from a hammock and fracture her collarbone. —Miss Jessie-Harbin, of Waterloo, is expected here the last of the week for visit with her friend Mrs. Melvin Yoran. She is on her return trip from Indianapolis, where she has been for several weeks. C. G. Meyers, who Lehan, 1 Morse, 2 JameB, 3 N. Malvin, H. Clemans, f: Blair 1 f. Earl ville, Powell, p: Stoner, Brookner, 1 FlBhbeok, 2 CousinB, s, Se&ger, 3 I Powell, Merrlok Llebe, 1 f. 1 haB been here for the past week buying heavy draft horses, shipped twenty-three fine ones last Monday to his home in Colvin Park, Illinois. He paid an average price of 992 per head. —There will be an ice cream social at the residence of Mr. Frank Griflln at Masonville, on Friday evening, Aug. 18. Proceeds to go for the improve ment of the Masonville cemetery. All are invited to attend. —Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Best and son, Howard, of Traer, are visiting in this city at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cal vin Yoran. Mrs. Best is a Bister of Mrs. Melvin Yoran. They expect to return to their home this evening. Hugh Clemans returned home last week after an extended business trip in the west. Mrs. Clemans who was with him during the latter part of his visit will remain for several weeks in Sno homish, Washington, with her brother in- law, Carl Clemans. —W. W. Ford, of Manchester Iowa, visited in this city yesterday with his son, F. WBFord,of (he Racket Store, He departed for home this morning accompanied by his daughter, Fae Ford, who has been visiting here the past week.—Spencer Herald. —Robert Quirk, of Dubuque, sold his tarm in South Fork township, Dela ware county, on Friday to John Bohl ken for 850.00 an acre. The farm, which is better known as the old Louis Matthews place, comprises 180 acres and has good buildings and improve ments.—1TimeB. -The following letters addressed to Miss Mirtha Weinberg, MisB Grace Russell, Miss Hattie Raymond, Miss Ella F. Ringhr, MisB Francis Dolphin, Miss Jessie Bensley, Mrs. E. F. Smith, MrB. O. M. Smith, Mrs. Mrs. Martha Andrews, Mrs. L. Anderson, Hugh Hazen 2, R. F. Young, Frank L. Nune maker and H. S. Allen are advertised as unclaimed at the post office. —Fred K, Main, of this place received the nomination for the office of Super intendent of Schools on the Democratic ticket last Saturday at the convention at Manchester. Mr. Main is one of the best scholars that have been graduated at Lenox, he finishing in 1897. He is well qualified to fill that position and if elected will, no doubt, make an excel lent and capable official. From point of merit we think he would adorn the office and there would be no lack of in terest shown, He is a man of method and thorough in all things. Having grown up with him, we know that we may say these things without fear of contradiction. His standing in this community is the best and his wide cir cle of friends are glad that he has been selected as the man most worthy of the nomination.—llopkinton Leader (Re publican.) —Hugo von Oven is visiting his pa rents at Miles, Iowa, this week. —Miss Floience Day returned home Monday evening from Dubuque. —Mrs. W. A. Ames has returned from her visit in northern Minnesota. —Miss Birdena Tucker returned last Monday from her visit in Minneapolis. —Mrs. Glenn Conger, of LaPorte, is visiting friends and relatives in this city. —Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Rigby went to Independence yesterday for a week's visit. —Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Lusk departed yesterday for Minneapolis for a short visit. —MiBB Lucy B. Smith, of llopkinton, is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Paul. —Charles Muckler, of Dell liapids, S. D., is renewing old acquaintances in this vicinity. —Mr. and Mrs. Earl Taylor are visit ing here with the formers parents, Rev. and Mrs. C. II. Taylor. —l-'red Briggs is filling the position of mail carrier during the temporary absence of Harold Hadley from those duties. —Mrs. C. H. Carpenter returned home last week after a visit of several weekB at Battle Creek, Mich., and with rela tives in Clinton, Illinois. —Mabelle Webber left last evening for a visit with relatives at Cherokee and Deli Rapids, S. D. She will be gone about three weeks. —Mrs. S. E. Turner expects to depart soon for Denver, Colo-, where, she will spend the remainder of the summer at the home of her sister. —Mrs. Harry Denton arrived here last Friday evening from Rock Springs, Wyo., to join her husband, who has been here for several weeks. —Mrs. Mary Hines has bad a Hub bard oven placed in her bakery. The large increase in her business made the improvement necessary —Mr. Hugh Magill, of Clinton, III., arrived here yesterday for a visit with relatives. He is a brother of Mrs. J. L. Belknap and Mrs. J. J. l'entony, of thiB city. —Wilson Acres is moving into hiB residence on Franklin street, which has been recently extensively remodelled and is now one of the prettiest homes in the city. —Mrs. Carrie Allen-Burris returned last Monday evening to her home in Hebron, Nebraska, after a week's visit in this city at the home of Mr. and Mrs. II. R. Strong. —Mrs. C. C. Bradley, Mrs. W. H. Hutchinson and' Miss Emma Hutchin son returned home last Saturday even ing from Chicago, where they spent several days of last week. —Miss Elva Dunham arrived home yesterday morning from Iowa City, where she is taking a course of study in the Homeopathic hospital preparatory for the work of a trained nurse. —Mrs. Merrill Smith arrived here last Monday evening from Belle Plaine where she has been visiting relatives for several weeks. She will remain here about a month when she will return to' her home in Madison, New Jersey. —Mrs. Frank Phares and sons, Hugh and Day expect to return the last of the week to their^home in Clinton, 111. They have been here for several Heeks at the homes of Mrs. J. L. Belknap and Mrs. J. J. Pentony, who are sisters of Mrs. Phares. —Miss Mame Malone, of Sioux City, spent several days of laBt week in this city, ,her former home. Her brother, Richard Malone, also of Sioux City, spent Sunday here. He still enjoys a good position as a clerk in a house there. clothing —Mrs. T. J. Jacobs and daughter, Miss Edith Fox, departed yesterday morning for Freeport, 111., where they will visit relatives for two weeks. Miss Fox will enter Oberlin College this fall, where she will pursue a course of mus ical instruction. Mrs. J. F. Merry, and Miss Grace Rigby came out yesterday from Dubu que to help celebrate the 75th birthday of Mrs. Wm. Cattron. Wm. Eahart, of Oklahoma, a brother of Mrs. Cattron arrived here unexpectedly last Monday to participate in the festivities. —MisB Sue Paxson returned home yesterday morning from Chicago, where she has been taking a six weeks courae of instruction in the Chicago Univers ity. She was accompanied by her friend, Miss Craig, of Le Mars, who will be her guest for a few days. —Harold Hadley has purchased five acres of land from B. M. Amsden, lying in the southeastern part of town, and will erect a residence thereon in the near future. Harold oxpects to engage to some extent in the poultry raising business and has secured an excellent location for it. -Miss BesBie Jeanette Anderson has been engaged to give a series of read ings at the musical festival which is to be held at Clear Lake the latter part of the month. The management is to be congratulated upon the selection and the audiences who hear her are assured of being highly entertained. —Anna Blanche Marie Beacon, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Beacom died of diabetes last Sat urday afternoon at their home in this city. She had been ill for several weeks and death did not come unexpected. She was a child of unusual beauty and cheerful disposition and her death is an irreparable loss to her loving parents and large circle of relatives and admir ing friends. The funeral services were held at the Catholic church last Sunday, Father O'Meara officiating, and the re mains were laid to rest in the cemetery in this city. Oo to thy rest, fair child! Go to tliy dreamless bed. While yet so gentle. undented, With blessings on thy head. ss5» Fresh roses In tliy hand, Buds on thy pillow laid. Haste from this dark and fearful hum, Where flowers so quickly fade. •v. Ere sin had seared tlie breast, Or sorrow woke the tear, ... Rise to thy throne of chantteless rust, In yon celestial sphere Because thy smile was fair, Thy Up and eye so brlKht. Because thy loving aradle-caro Was such a deur delight, Htiall love, with weak embrace,- Thy upward wing detaluv No I gentle angel, seek thy place .. Anna the oherub train." Absolutely IHJRE home in this city, aged eighty-five years. The funeral services were held at the family residence, Rev. W. F. l'ituer ofliciating. CLIMATE AND CROP BULLETIN Of the Iowa Weather and Crop Service for Week Ending Monday, August 14, 1S99. DES MOINES, IOWA, August 15, 189SI. The highest temperature of the sea son was recorded during the past week, and this, with excessive humidity, made the weather conditions'oppressive on the 9th, 10th and 11th. The average for the week was generally ample for the needs of all growing crops. In considerable portions of the state the wet weather was not favorable for stacking or threshing, and' oats in the Bhock received additional injury from continued dampness. In the northern and portions of the central sections conditions were more favorable for se curing oats, wheat and barley, and fair progress was made. The corn crop is making rapid ad vancement toward maturity. It is re ported in all stages of growth, ranging from first appearance of silk and tassels to well filled and hardening roaBting ears. The early planted and well culti vated fields will be safe from harm by frost about the 15th of September. Probably 60 per cent of the whole crop in the state will be entirely safe, with seasonable weather, on or before Sep tember 15th. With warm and dry weather the bulk of late planted corn may be well matured by September 30th. But it will require unusually favorable weather conditions to make sound merchantable corn of all the late jilant ed portion of the crop. The rank growth of stalks will necessitate a pro tracted period of dry, warm weather, to bring the grain to full maturity. An Old Settler. Franklin Emerson, of this city, iB probably the oldest resident of Iowa, now living in this county, and though past eighty-five years of age has the ap pearance of being younger than many men do at Bixty. He was born at East Aurora, Erie County, New York on May 3rd, 1814. He lived on a farm until he was sixteen years of age, and acquired his educa tion at tlie district school of which for four terms Millard Fillmore, afterwards president, was his teacher. Upon leav ing the farm he was employed for one year in a brick yard, and then entered tie employ of Warren & Clapp as a clerk in their store, at WaleB Hollow, New York, for which he received as full compensation for a years service 840 and his board, washing and mend ing. At the age of eighteen he started for theweBtand in 1834 landed at Niles, Michigan, then a very diminutive vil lage, where he helped make the first kiln of brick made there, and was after wards employed for two years by Car ter & Strong peddling fanning mills. At that time the land office for that district was at Kalamazoo. It was while at Niles that ho first met Judge Bailey, late of this county, who was then engaged in surveying landB in Michigan into townBhips, and at the same time Mr. Emerson waB fqr a few months one of a party of sur veyors who were surveying it into sections. He then entered a half sec tion of land near Mt. Pleasant, Michi gan, eight miles west of Racine, where he built a large Block bouse and waB granted a permit by the government, to trade with the Pottawatomie Indians. Two years later, the right of these Indians to occupy the land there hav ing expired under the terms of its pur chase from them by the government, he as an employe of the government assist ed in removing them to their reserva tion, now Council Bluffs, Iowa, the trip occupying seven months time. From there he went to Plattsburg, Missouri, and says he would have located there permanently but for the fact that he soon formed a dislike to living in a slave state and a few months there after be resume^-' is trip homeward, and having no mode of convey ance, walked from there to Burlington this state, then in the territory of Michi gan, where he secured employment in a dry goods store, and six months later went to Davenport where he heard of the lead mines at Dubuque, to which place he went and there became ac quainted with Miss Mary Wharton with whom he was joined in marriage on December 23, 1841. They resided there four years and then removed to Millvijle, Clayton county, where he built the firBt saw and grist mill in that section of the country.' In 1852 they came to this county settling near Forestville, which was at that time the second largest town in the county, Del hi holding first place, and In April, 1&77, tliey removed to this city, which is now and has ever since then been thier home, Their children now living are Theo dore, Herbert, Eugene, of Denver, Colo., Frank, of Strawberry Point Henry, of this city, and George of TellUride.Coio, Their daughter, Susannah, who was the wife of Rev. S. Knickerbocker, of Cedar Falls, died about five years ago. During hiB residence in Dubuque Mr, Emtrson Berved five years as deputy sheriff under Sheriff Cummings, then better known as "Little Cummings.' For several years while a resident of Clayton county, he was postmaster at Millville, and served one term as sheriff of that county which was then com posed of what is now Clayton and Fayette counties. At that time the Sheriff was also asses sor for the county. He was for years postmaster at Foreatville and for BAKING POWDER Makes the food more delicious and wholesome WOYAL BAK1NO POWOEH CO., NEW YORK. —Mrs. C. II. Everett (nee Lillian Car penter) of Burke, N. Y„ is visiting rel alives and l'rieuds in thiB city, the guest of Mrt'. Rebecca Carpenter. —Morris Martin, along time resident of this county, died last Saturday at Harvest Home. The Delaware County Harvest Home celebration, held on the Fair grounds last Friday, ranked well up with the best celebrations of former years. The day was very warm but in other re spects the weather was all that could be desired, notwithstanding the fact that many remained away to complete their stacking, which the wet weather had delayed, a lar?e crowd was in attend ance, and picnic dinner parties were in evidence on every side. hiB After dinner the large amphitheater was filled with people to listen to the literary exercises. There was an invo cation by Rev. C. F. Lusk, after which President George W. Long welcomed those in attendance in the following well chosen words: When we look into the face of a stranger, we imagine we can see fea tures that indicate some of the charac teristics of the person. When I look into the face of an audience of Dela ware county people, I readily discover those features that always indicate a character noted for honesty and in dustrious habits. More than 40 yearB of my short life have been spent in this county, and I am especially proud of my neighbors, and always thankful for the many fortunate conditions that add so much to life's pleasures and life's blessings. Our Harvest home meetings each year, after the gathering of a bountiful harvest are among the bright est spots of our lives, not the festivities of such an occasion alone, but the warm, earnest and sympathetic greet ings that contain volumes of unspoken and unwritten friendship that never dies, and never even grows old, As we pass along over lifea fitful journey, we are often called upon to stand by the open grave, and bid adieu to the cher ished friends of our childhood, who have gone down in life's battle and we muBt take up life's burdens and life's duties, with only the recollections of of their virtues and their examples to prompt us and guide us as we try to finish the work they have left undone. In thiB connection let us stop to pay a tribute to the memory of Dr. Boomer, whose greeting was always a blessing on Harvest Home day. Where each can feel a brother's sigh And with him bear a part, Where sorrow flows from eye to eye, And joy from heart to heart. We can never forget how the Doctor always battled so manfully and earnest ly for the right, and always so vigorous ly opposed the wrong. A genuine, everyday, christian gentleman, whose influence never can be forgotten. How we wish we were worthy to fill his place even for a single day. In this connec tion I desire to pay a tribute to all the worthy people who have habitually met with us at our Harvest Home meetings. Mrs. Brayton, of Spring Branch, tells me, that in all these years, that the Harvest home was held at their place, they never lost a cents worth of proper ty. In view of all this and many other noble characteristics of the people of northeastern Iowa, it is but reasonable that 1 speak to you the word Welcome. The oration by Prof. F. G. Barnes, of Epworth, was eloquent, instructive and quite appropriate for such an oc casion. The Hopkinton cornet band furnished excellent- music for the oc casion. The fact that the Harvest Home is largely a visiting festival, and the in tensi: bout iii. tlie amphitheater cut short or rather cut out the Bhort ad dresses which were advertised. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, George W. Long Secretary, John W. Swinburne. The question about when the next celebration should be held was given consideration. It was announced that the old grounds at Spring Branch could not be procured, and a motion prevailed which authorized President Long to name a committee of three to select the grounds where next year's Harvest Home will be held. Mr. Long appoint ed as such committee, John Merten, R. W. Tirrill and O. C. Clark. At the conclusion of the exerciseB and business in the amphitheater a whole sale county visiting time commenced and extended on the part of many well into the evening. This is as it should be. The people on such occasions should meet largely for the purpose of greeting each other and enjoying a day of social converse. An IS ye Rimilr Dlinded. Here Is a funny little story from far away Ceylon. A tea planter who had a glass eye was desirous of going away with a friend* but he knew that as soon as the natives who were at work And much to the surprise and be wilderment of the uutives he took out the glass eye niul placed it on the stump of a tree and left. For some time the wen worked like beavers, now aud theu casting furtive glances at the eye to see if it was still watch ing, but at last one of them, seizing his tin, in which he carried his food, ap proached the tree aud gently placed it over* the eye. As soon as they were not being watched they all lay down and slept peacefully until sunset An Awful Ordeul. Ouce in a year, and at one place on LtflilCd vlJL Summer (roods is OB the plantation heard that be had gone they would not do a stroke of work. How was he to get off? That was the question. After much thought an Idea struck hlui. Going up to the men, he addressed them thus: "Although I myself will be absent, yet 1 shall leavo'oue of my eyes to see that you do your work." in the world, there is a crush that sur passes anything else of Its kind In the world. It is the great fair of .Bawa Farld, which is annually held In the town of Pak Pattau, in British India. It is held in houor of the famous St Farid-ud-Diu, surnamed Shakar Ganj, or sugar store, from the fact that his body had become so pure by continual fasting that whatever was put into his mouth, even earth ind stones, was in stautly chanogd Inta sugar. The princip&r ceremony consists of passing through an opening made in a wall adjoining the shrine, measuring 5 feet by feet, and called "The Gates of Paradise." Whoever between uoon and night Is able to pass through this opening Is as sured of paradise, and when there are 50,000 striving to pass through at the same time the crush is somethlug ter rlfl". \A omen faiut, bones are broken, an-! tli.* i.- is stillinu. Farm for Sale. Bix The Chirk farm, consisting of 200 acres of cul tivated land aiul 20 acres of timber is for sale. Is located about 0 miles south east of Uvu years a justice of the peace in I Manchester on Uie Delhi road. For particulars lllchland township. I f?iesa or oaU oa & I Iowa, carr, Manchester, tu.1v. Sow*****9 It keeps us run these days to take care of our trade and also to unpack and get in shape the loads of new fall goods which are now arriving daily. All kinds, colors arid prices. The past week has brought to us two more lots of the newest and best things in the 4 coming seasons Dress Goods showings. One lot was from the old reliable Jamestown" people and the other was another lot of imported goods, embracing a fine line ol plaids for skirts which are so popular just now. We mentioned last week especially our "Black Dress Goods" and the way they have been selling the past week Indi cates the popularity of the brand we carry, "Gold Medal" black goods are absolutely guaranted to give satisfactory wear to the buyer. If you want to see the finest line of Crepons ever shown in this section, take a look at ours. carpets We have just received our fall stock of Carpets, just as jg handsome a lot as was ever gotten together, and sold as jg cheap as any place in the state of Iowa. lace curtains 3 Also a new lot of lace curtains, making a stock to select 2 from of hundreds of choice patterns—all kinds and 3 prices. Reduced Prices in all StiAC /YT Call and $ secure bargain before assort ment is broken! broken! Reduced prices in all lines of summer Goods.' Call and secure bargains before assortments are broken. Ladies' Shirt Waists to close at less \_ & than cost. 4 They must be sold regardless of loss. Call and take I a look at our assortment of Crash Hats and see what a comfortable and stylish hat a little money will purchase. New Invoice of Carpet just received. Choice selection. We are giving Extra Values in our Shoe Dep't must be seen to be appreciated. Respectfully, D. Fi Ridell & Co.