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To send your linen to the Manchester Steam Laundry DON'T YOU THINK SO? Try Us! ot only as well, and EILLS, PROPRIETOR Satisfactory Work at the Phr»MP» Same Kind of Prices. llOnt 2^0 r^v.'.=- You Do Not Know jA/ -51»? You Should Know est line of Groceries, Canned Goods, Relishes and, in fact, vin thing that should be kept in a first-class grocery and provision store can at all times be found at Fruits of evuiy kind during then season Peterson h" giX WW P. S. Have you examined our fine line of Crockery and Glassware? Rebels op every road, and force coming down the mountain from the rear," "I t-t-t-ell you, Wilton, the man's a f-fool to get tis into such a f-f-fix." "1 consider him a genius." They did not see the staff engaged at cards, or they would never have dis cussed the general so freely in our hearing. "A g-geniua! I've read every boo'k on the science of war, und damme if can find anything he ever does in the index, lie violates every principle laid down from Julius Caesar to Na poleon." "I don't remember that either of them paid much attention to the au thorities of their day. Waita moment he has caught 011 to something." The general was looking intently at the dry bed of a creek on thejright, running parallel with a road, along which a column of cavalry was coming at & canter. "Colonel." The word rang out in the same sharp key as a rifle-ball that just then cut a twig above our heads. "Yes, general." "Hove your men back of that clump of trees, down into the bed of yonder creek. Major, you follow. No bugleB. Whisper the orders. Quick." Two officers dashed backward Into the thicket. "Halloo, there where's the staff?" It was the general calling. I grabbed the cards and the shinplas ters at the same time, and made a bound for my horse tethered to a sap ling. "Here, general," I said, saluting. "Ride quick to Col. Rourke and Maj. Ping and tell them to follow the oth ers into the bed of the creek." "I'll go to Itourke, you to Ping," I shouted to Walter. We were off as fast as the ground would let us, leav ing the general peering at the ap proaching columns. I got back first, and the general motioned me to keep to the rear. Wilton's regiment was tiling down over stoneB and under brush to enter the creek bed. We could sec only a few files as they passed in, and the enemy could not see them at all. In a trice I had the general's idea. He was Intending to screen the men behind the high banks of the creek, moving them out of the trap, while the confederates on the road running parallel with the creek were moving in an opposite direction to capture us. Will the men all get in before the rebels come up? It is a desperate chance. If we have the luck to go through without their getting their eyes or ears on us, we may escape. If they catch us there we *vvill be slaugh tered like cattle in &. pen. There go Snaffle's troopers, but there is a long break between Rourke's and Ping's. "What's the matter with Ting?' called the general. "Hurry him up." I dug in my spurs, but just then Ping's head of column entered the t~r ... €g)H3FffifJp®f3$ Demands our surrender. creek. The general stepped back to where an orderly held his horse mounted, and sat for a moment with an eye on the confederates pouring along the road, while we could occa sionally catch a glimpse through the trees of our own fellows down in the waterway moving in the opposite direc tion. The confederates came on till they got to within 000 yards of where we were standing, then halted and formed line of battle, never doubting that they had us bagged. A man rode out with a white flag to demand surrender, noticed a smile flit over the general's face. He took oil his hut and ran his fingers through his hair, habit with him when pleased. Then we both rode down to the bed of the creek. What followed seemed ages. The men, crammed into a narrow channel, the horses stepping on smooth water* worn rooks, were* obliged to go slowly Surely we will be caught in this slaugh ter-pen, this death-trap, this dead man's trench and if the enemy choose, not a man will come out alive. "We pushed on, listening for firing ahead. The only souud was the irou shoes of the horses beating on the rockFv It seemed that their tread wo*«d surclv be heard. But the bank* Jul the sounds. Soon the men ahead began to leave the creek und enter upon a dirt roud. The way grew lighter, and I caught sight of our foremost files, trotting up the road. A few moments more and we would have an open field in which to fight for our lives, if must. It seemed during these last mo ments that 1 must spur ahead of the slowly moving men, but there was no room, and 1 would never have dared to pass before the generul, for shame, If not for breach of etiquette. At last the closing files before us were out ol' the creek, and we followed. 1 drew a long bre&th of relief and glanoed at the minL Ht tMkofffaUlMtaaatoakMt I 5 411' ,L|.' 10* '1 0®o [Copyright, 2898, by J. P. Llpplncott Co.] SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER I.—Qen. Heath Is ordered to report' to headquarters at Chattanooga. An aide Is present at the Interview. The general is shown an order for his arrest and court-martial, and is then assigned to special duty to watch a contemplated movement of Longstreet'a corps. He ac cepts. CHAPTER II.—Qen. Heath leaves Chat tanooga with 600 fiien/ his brigade, ajid moves out to Morganton's cross-roads. On the way he meets with a girl he knows who lives at the place he Is to make his headquarters. He Insists on her returning with his troops. At her h9me It Is thought a face was seen ai the window, but a search through th« persons. charge of the young lady with orders to watch her and question her carefully. She (tints. vhe house revealed- no auspicious Lieut. Hall, the aide, Is placed in PER IIL—When questioned she mother is for the confederacy and herself for the union. At night she is caught In the kitchen attempting to byrn a paper which contains the plans of Burn lde's defenses at Knoxvllle. She Is con lined under guard as a spy. CHAPTER IV.—Qen. Heath'* command 1 attacked by confederates, but they are eaten off. During the light Lieut. Hall again sees a mysterious face at the win dow. .. MITCHEL. I did not hear, but knew what upward he said: "My God, I thank thee.*' Never was there a clearer case of playing at corners in the game of war. We had gained the very road by which the confederates were mnrching to cap ture us, and as we entered it theit last files were but a few hundred yards around a bend to our left. Dashing off to the right, we lost no time putting distance between them and us. The night was coming on, and the general, who took his place at the head of the column, and whose horse and whose impatience outstripped the rest of us, soon placed a hundred paces between himself and us, his figure forming a silhouette against a strip of twilight on the horizon. The brim of his hat flapped with the trot of hi: horse, and the skirts of his overcoat fluttered, while the animal was con tinually throwing up his head to catch at his bit, or lowering it to give that sputter peculiar to a horse trotting along a good road. The stars came out the air was dry and the spangled heavens seemed more than usually thick with bright point* of varying magnitude, from the flam ing Sirius to the faintest glimmer of light. The general had a way of look ing, as he rode, up at the heavens, often at a bright star In the zenith, Alpha Lyra, and I had noticed that when on one of his night forays and in a dan gerous position he was sure to cast his eyes heavenward, as if invoking the aid of a presiding diety. To-night saw him throw back his head for his accustomed glance, and I knew that our position was critical. As you like, general. The men are dropping out so fast that you will soon ride alone." The general made no reply. I saw him look up again at the star, as one scenting danger will nervously finger the handle of a weapon. At last, sud denly oomlng to a thick wood beside the road, he gave an order to turn into it, and, after gaining sufficient distaner from the road not to be readily seen from it, we went into bivouac. Ven dettes were posted, and the men or dered to preserve silence, in the hope that our enemy, who was doubtless at our heels, might pass without observ ing us. Worn with a fatiguing day's cam paign, I rolled myself in my blanket, and, with a dirt pile for a pillow, wn asleep almost before I had stretched my legs. How long I slept I never knew. Jt seemed to me that I had but just lost myself when I was awakened by shots, yells, every conceivable noise that could be heard in a fight. I knew the confederates were on us. Through the gloom I caught a glimpse of the gen eral already In the saddle riding among our men, inspiring them with his pres ence and gathering them together in the best formation practicable under surprise. Walter was with him, stick ing to him like wax, though there wan no opportunity to use a staff officer, while I was separated from them by some ol our own men who were try ing to get into line. I pushed forward, but just then a troop of confederates came galloping down, firing their re volvers as they came—they had no sa bers—and before I could cover the space which separated me from tlir general they rode through It, scatter ing the half-formed platoons before them, making a wedge that divided me and a number of others from the rest of the command. Seeing a number'bf us cut off from our comrades, they sur rounded us, and at the point of a hun dred pistols our hands went up as if we had been as many images worked by wire springs. Hurried to the rear, we waited the result of the attack. The fight kept sMfting, and I fanclcd that the gen eral had gathered what men he could and was cutting his way out. My irri tation at finding myself hors de combat at a moment of greatest necessity was intense. Whenever the firing would rise to pandemonium pitch, I would emit a volley of responsive rasping words for which I sincerely hope 1 have been forgiven. As the combut ants kept receding, the noise grew fainter and fainter, and at last died away entirely. I had gone to sleep at midnight, surrounded by union sol diers at four in the morning I turned in once more, on the bare ground watched by confederate troopers. Iwas too tired to be long awake, and, though I had before me the prospect of a south ern prison, soon fell into a profound slumber. VII. AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT. When I awoke the sun btood high young confederate officer rode up to our bivouao, and, singling me out from among the prisoners—doubtless be cause I was the only officer present ordered the sergeant of the guard tc send me to headquarters. A man with a cocked carbine conducted me to house beside the road, where 1 was halted for a time, then led to a room inside. An officer iu immaculate confed erate gray was seutcJ by a table, writ ing and smoking a cigarette. He was so swarthy thut I fancied lie must have African blood in his veins, while his souibrero'sconlcal shape und the upward turn of his mustache suggested Mcpliis topheles. I noticed, as he wrote, a seal ring on the little finger of the hand that -held the pen. Presently he fin ished, folded the paper and gave it to au orderly, then looked up at me with as wicked a pair of eyes as I ever gazed Into. "Good-morning, sir," he said, in a soft voice which contrasted singularly with his threatening eyes. "I hope you are quite well this morning." "Quite well, thank you." "I must apologize for the constraint put upon you. It is the fortune of war." "A mere trifle to a soldier." "Perhups you will favor me with tome information 1 desire." "Certainly, if not inconsistent with my honor/1 iMIMIHWtll "How do you know that?" "The wreath on your cap. I ought to know a United States uniform alter a service of ten years in the United States army." "Indeed?" "What is your commander doing in this region?" "Thut is for you to find out." Without changing his expression, ex cept a wickeder gleam of his eyes, he drew a revolver, and, pointing it at me, said, placidly: "Pcrhfips your breakfast this morn ing was not sufficiently peppered." 1 was familiar with this mode of extracting information, as I had seen the general use it often nevertheless, those littlp serpent eyes appalled me, but 1 succeeded in mastering my fear, and said, imitating his own cool tone: 'Thank you, 1 would like the break fast first and the pepper afterwards. If an invitation to a morning repast were sent me, it must have gone astray." He regarded me curiously. "You are good pluck, anyway." lie lowered his revolver, and evidently made up his mind to try another j)an. "I'll order something for you to eat presently. Perhaps you won't mind telling me the nume of .the general you serve?" "Certainly. Gen. Alan Heath." "The devil!" "Quite a different person, 1 assure you." "Singular," he said, musingly, "what meetings this war brings about. Young man, your general and 1 were classmates at West Point." "Indeed?" "And served at the same posts." "What luck!" I sold to myself. "I'll be treated splendidly perhaps ex changed at once." "Gen. Heath makes his headquarters at Morguntown's Cross-Koads, I be lieve?" I made no reply. "At the Beach plantation?" I was surprised at the accuracy of his information. "Making love to Margaret Beach?" Inwardly I started outwardly I maintained my composure. "He is treating her as an enemy," I said, •oldly. "I have occasion to remember Alan Heath," he weut on, with one of his wicked looks. "Would you mind tak ing a message to him? That is, if you ever see him again, which won't be very soon." 4'4I General," said Wilton, who vainly endeavoring to catch up with him, "my horse is nearly done for, and the same is true of every mount in the command. We must halt for rest.*' "It can't be done, coloneL We must put more miles between us and the enemy." will, with pleasure." "Tell him that 1 have carefully pre served the letter he wrote the mayor of in March, '61, accepting his offer to turn over the United Sl.ites troops at the post under hiB command for a con sideration." What did this mean? 1 had had qpich to stagger my falth-in the general, and now it began to look as if where there was so much smoke there must be some fire. However, 1 maintained my pres ence of mind before his accuser. "That would mean dishonor. Gen. lleath is the soul of honor." He smiled knowingly. "Would you like to see the letter?" "No." "I wish you to see it I wish, if you ever see Gen. Heath again, that you may be able to convince him that Cadet Iterante, Lieut. Bcrante, of the —th United States artillery, Maj. Berante, of the confederate army, holds a royal flush over his four aces." He got up and went out. In a few minutes he returned with along leather pockctbook fat with papers. Looking through it, he selected one and held the superscription up for me to read. It was the general's peculiar bold hand. "Do you know that writing?" "Never saw anything like it before." "What a splendid liar! On Gen Heath's stall und don't know his hand writing!" He opened the letter and held it be fore my eyes. If it wiis not what Maj. Berante claimed—the acceptance of a proposition to turn over a command for gain—I could not read aright. Never in my life have I had occasion to use so much effort in masking my feelings. Are you convinced?" asked Maj. Berante. "No." He exposed his white pointed teeth in a derisive smile. "Take him away," he said to the guard. "Any orders about him?" "No he'll go south with the others to-morrow." As I was leaving, I asked: "Will you kindly inform me, major, the cause of vour interest in this matter of Gen. Heath's?" "Gen. Heath will tell pou. Ask him if he remembers the casemate at Fort I coveted the letter he had ohowB m«. Innocent- or guilty, I was inte^ ested deeply in my general, and with that letter in my possession at least one point of evidence against him would be canceled. 1 caugiit at straw, or. ruther my intuitions served me. Berante was plainly of Spanish extraction, and there never was a Span iard who was not a gambler. He had used a simile that told me he wus famil iar with the game of poker. Perhaps, being a naturul gambler myself, I knew another by instinct. "Major," I said, "I have a trinket that I would like to play ugainst that finger ring of yours." "You impudent boy, what do you mean?" "I mean that 1 want that ring, and am willing to risk an equal value against it." "You have nothing to risk. Did you not get a receipt for your effects when captured?" "I did, but I kept one article." I was accustomed to carry with me, ingeniously concealed for use in case I should be captured, a fifty-dollar greenback. Ripping off a button from my coat, I asked the loan of the major's knife. Then, inserting the blade be tween the brass covering of the but ton and its base, 1 drew forth crum pled little ball. Opening it, 1 showed my bill. The major's eye glistened. He could easily have taken it under, pretext of "turning it in," but I hud judged him to be one of those men who would make great pretensions to honor in order to cover the blackest dishonor, and for appearance' sake would scorn to rob me. Besides, if he could win my money, he would not be accountable to anyone for it. My judgment was cor rect. A dirty pack of cards was pro duced, und, with the guard looking on, we sat down at a table, I to pluy my fifty dollars ugainst the major's ring the game to be euchre, the best four games in seven to win. Bcruute won the first two games, I the second two. He scored the filth, I the sixth, which left us the deciding game to play. The major won two points, forcing me to win three in suc cession. The cards xan well for me, and 1 scored two. The next hand was dealt by Berante. Happening to glance at the staked ring on his finger as he dealt the cards, 1 saw him "turn jack," that is, having, in shufliing, placed a knave on the bottom of the pack, he dexterously turned it for the trump card. It would have been a 1 ease of "wolf and lamb" to notice the ImguUrlttr, .Md I Jgtj. hz. However, having a peculiar hand thai had learned to play in a peculiar way, I scored a point and my oppon ent's ring at the same time. He took it off his finger and handed it to me. I rose to go. "Wait a bit," he said, feeling in his pockets and drawing out two ten dol lur confederate bills. "I must have that ring back. It's a keepsake." "Not against two confederate tens," I said, "except on compulsion. And I am sure you would not use compul sion, major." Dont insult me, sir, by intimating such a course." "I'll tell you what I'll do I'll stake the ring and the bill against the letter you showed me." The major smiled, a sardonic Mephis tophelean smile, and assenfed. He laid the letter on the table beside it 1 placed the ring and the bill. As be fore, the games were seven, four win ning. The major won three straight games, and it was easy to see that "turning jack" was not the only trick at cards lie knew how to practice. And now I am obliged to own to a misdemeanor which, notwithstanding the palliating circumstances, 1 blush at confessing. My interest in cards had led me to become expert at certain de vices employed by professional gam blers, though, 111 justiceto myself, I must say that, except for innocent amusement, I had no use for them. I must now confess to one exception. My desire to get possession of the in cL'Siv.lnnting letter overbore il re membrance that two wrongs do not make one right. I won the fourth game fairly, the fifth barely, the sixth brilliantly, and carried off the seventh triumphantly with a hand of bowers and court cards that filled my oppon ent with astonishment fTO 1IK CONTINTKIJ Catarrh Cannot Be Cured. with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as tlioy cannot reach the seat or the disease. Catarrh is a blood or coustltutloual disease, audln order to euro It must take Intonisd remedies Hall's iolarrh Cure is taken luteriiHlly and acts direct' ly on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's «larrh Cure !h not quack medicine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicixns In this country for years and Is a regular proscrl| tton. It is composed of the best tonics kuowu, omblivMl with the lust blood purifiers, aellne ireetly on the lnucnus surfaces. The perfect 'mhination of the two Incredlents Is what pro duces such wonderful results In curing Catarrh, ^nd for testimonials, free. K. .r. C1IKNKY «c CO., Props., Toledo O. 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Railroad Time Table., IU.INO 8 CENTRAL Illinois Central Tlino tible No. 21, taklr.u el Cect lit o'clock n«mn, Sunday, July y, Main Line Passenger Trains. Arrive West UOUIHI. 1.MUVO o:ui p. ni 8:43 a. ni Uh A) p. in NO. HI. Chppt'1 tNo.3, Day Expruss... *Jio. 1. Flyer p. in 8:4a H. in 10:'jr p. A rrlvo Kjist Uouutt, l.euvo 0:40 u. 111 8:10 p. tn a 111 tNo 82, Clipper !I:40 a. in 8:10 p. ill H:2T n. in .... tNo. 4, Day Express.... •No. 2, Flyer iTolfht- 1 nrryliit! l'Hsseimers Ai-ilve 1 West Humid. I Leave p. VIM*) p. II I. ..tNo. 1*1. Way Freight ij tNo. 71, Thrmmh Freight OKDAR RAPIDS BRANCH. Houtli Hound l.e»v»—— Uet tdur Rpds North Houiul an Munuhesicr Arrive No.»t3H:4T»&.!n No nhi G:aop.m INo. HT.I i:aop.m ...•Pussonirer.. .tl'assenuor.. ... tFrelRht.... NoH04G:l0 p. tu No 32'2K:£H.!ll No.HTil l:4r- p. in •UHIIJ. *0:iilv tixoepi Sunday. H. G. PIEKUR. Station Agt. CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RY. "The Maple Leaf Route." Time canl, Thome, (own. enf Special, Dally, Going East 7:40 Kv IHH flatly excoptSunday 3:04 PM Way f-V it. daily 11535am Cl.« West. North and Soutb. Way Freifrb daMy 9:35 pm U»v I'xpr- ally except Sunday 1:&3pm ft Pnui A Kantian City Exp, dallv .. fi:41 a For information ana tiokets apply to J. O'HARROW Agent Thorpe. C. M. St, P. Ry, ItKLWVAUE TIME OAlth. North Hound St. Paul & West. Passenger, 0:iia a Way Freight, ....11:59a. South Boun Paveii|Hrt ft Kansas rtty. Pass fl:07p. in. Way Freight 10:20 a. m, B. C. RJi N. R'y. CKDAU JIAP1DS TIMK MAIN LINK COINL) NORTH. tavi Arrive 7:86 a No. 1 Minneapolis Express. 12:80 No. 3 Waverly Passenger.. ngt NO. r» Minneapolis Kxprrss 8:05 ft aiatfpm njr R:4A a No. 18 Chicago Passenger. 11:45 tn No. 10 Chicago Passengrr. No. l—Free chair ear nud coaches to Minne apolis and St. Paul. No. 6—Pu iman sleepers and coaches to Minneapolis and St. Paul. MAIN MNK UOINO KABT AND SOUTH. 8:20 in No 2Chicago Passenger.... 8:40pin 10:15 a No. 4 8t. Louis Passenger.. 3:0Tp 8:10 a No. 0Chicago & St.Louis Kx. 3:30an. t2:2u ngt No. 8 Chicago Fast Express. I2:30ngt No. 10 Passenger C:06 No 12 Burlington Passenger 7:16 a No 2- coaches to Chlcai and through con No. 8—Pullman Chicago 7:50 a. m, 'ullmeti sleeiu-r, free chair car and Chlcaco. No. o—Pullman sleepers and through coaches to Chicago VFT FT_T'nlltnan claouni- PII/,O..N.St.arrivesLouis,•and sleeper to Chicago Ngt.-night. DKCOliAH DIVISION. 8:15 a C:20p 8sK Decor&h Passenger. 4:05 in Decor&h Freight IOWA FALL8 DIVISION. 8:30 a 12:30 ngt 22:00 pm....Spirit JjflkePassenger..., 12:20 Dgt ..Sioux Falls Fast Express .. IOWA CITY, CLINTON AND DAVKNI'OltT. 8( in..... Passenger 8:on pm 7:35 ir Passenger 7:10 a in 5 a in as 8 4 0 Passenger 6:05 7:50 Clinton Pasuoger 7:16 a 7:50 ra.... Davenport Passenger.... 7:15 a "Trains numbers 5. o, 8.18, ID, and Sioux Falls Fast Express run dally, all other trains dully ex cept Bunday." J. MORTON. J. A. LOMAX. Gon'l.Pass & Tkt Agt. Ticket Agent. Cedar Baplds Iowa. PURE-BRED COTSWQLDS. Flock heaced by choice IM- 5 PORTED RAMS. Willfur nlsh Ootswolde and grades,' singly or by carload. A choice lot of young rams for fall trade. Buy our buckB now and fit them up for work to suit yourself. Best and cheapest at J. STRAIN & SONS, Masonville, la. ALEX SEFSTROM, LACKSMIT Makes a Specialty of Horse Shoeing* intericring and Corns Cured or no Pay. Do All Kinds of Work in Iron— Machinery and all kinds of Farm Implement* and maoblncry repaired. The best of work guaranteed. PRICES REASONABLE. A share of the Public Patronage is solicited. Successor to Peter tf ever* Compound VaDor and Sham ooo Baths, BATHS Most all dis ease Bare caused by poisonous sec retionB, whioh clog the wheels of NATURE. tfhe name and the symptoms may be different but the cause of disease can us ually be traced Mi .Vapor pand |H| Shampoo, to the imperiect notion ol tho millions of pores ot the human body. A bath in accordance with scientific require ments is tho best preventative and remedy known. The methods employ ed by me are tho most scientific, ever invented or discovered for dispelling disease. Results tell the story. Givo me a trial. This 1b the Conant system of baths. A competent lady attendant In chargo of the ladies department. f) Office and bath rooms on Franklin street, opposite Globe Hotel IBtf G. D. QATC3. The Old'Reliable Blacksmith, P. J. Roche Can be found at hi» jhop on Franklin street during business hours, with a oompetent foroe of workmen to do all kinds of BLACK SMITHING Horse Shoeing a Specialty. Corns and Interfering Cured or no pay. Satis faotlon Guaranteed. .. Bespeotfully, P. J.Roche. r:I" Hk OB FARMS FOR SALE Choice Farm Lands, easy terms, very desirable properly at low prices. Large list to select from. When ou wMit to buy or sell call on p, in |2:SU p. Ill A rrlvo 1 Kast Hound I,OHVL» 111:111 n. ml.. .No. ost Way Freight... tl0:H»a. in 12:1R i». in|.tNn 82,Through Freight.l12:W)p. H* C, HAEBERLE, Manchster, Iowa. DELAWARE COUNTY Mact Co., Manchester, Iowa. ABSTRACTS?' REAL ESTATE. LOANS AND CONVEYANCING. Office In First Natio ra Bank Building. Orders by mail will receive careful attention. We have complete copies of all records of Delavarc'county. ENNIS BOGGS, UANAOKR. You'r not so warm in one of our negligee Sh»rts. A fine line of soft shirts for sum mer wear. Call and examine our line. F. M. FOLEY RYAN, IOWA. E. DAVIS, Manchester, Li., Main St., North of Court Hou«e. M0NEY. LD°Ar 5Vo I am making first-class farm loans at 5 and 6 cr cent., with privi leges. ABSTRACTS furnished at a rate meeting all competition. J. E. DAVIS, Abstracter, EATON I HOGKADAY. Successors to A. W. Stevens & Co (CITY HALL JiLOOK.) We have on hand all kinds of FRESH HEATS "i 7:- Oysters in season. Fish, sausage and the best cured meats. SHOP CLOSED ON SUNDAY. EATON I HOGKADAY. TELEPHONE 261 may be larger than ours in but Saturn isn't in it whe comes to StyleB, Kinds and as ity. We have rings to please moBt fastidious. Diamonds, O) Rubies, Emeralds, l'earlB,Eng ment and Wedding, Society 1 blem Rings, Masonic, Odd 1 lows, KnightB of Pythias, etc., Ladies' watches, Gent'B watc Boy's crial watcheB, Chains, Char Bracelets, etc. Li patterns in Solid Spoons, Forks, etc. Souvenir ver Spoons with Court Ho| or Fish Hatchery engraved bow. Call and Large variet lid Sterling Bee them! Boynton & IcEven Jewelers. Our Spring Suitings have arrived, and those, desiring GOOD SUITS STYLISH Should not fail to call and examine our stock. Our Suits Overcoats N are admirable in fabric and in fit, in wineoni ness and in workman ship. Nearly a quarter of a century in business in Manchester ought to be & guarantee of our com petency and qualifica tions to give ^satisfac tion. You are^nvitedlo in spect our stock and gel our prices, L. & A. WOLFF.