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In Delaware
County Land
615 Acres in Richland Town
ship for^l_5PerAcre.
We are sole agents tor the
Loomis tract of land (near the
Backbone) in Richland town
ship, and will sell same at any
time during the present month
for $15 per acre.
Here Rests
The Remains ...
Killed By
•'The Methods
The Racket Store.
1 The Excelsior Laundry still retains its reputation for doing all kinds of
hue attained for doing first-class work in all lines. If you hare not given the
Ext* sior Laundry a trial. Why not? Wo think a trial would convince you,
We :.ave no small machines for ironing neckbands because our method does
Detvt and more satisfactory work.
JjWIpEit r1
•1J -s
Ft ,'»
To the People who wear Clothes:
To send your linen to the
Manchester Steam Laundry
Try Us!
ot only
as well, and
Satisfactory Work at the Phr»MP»
Same Kind of Prices. llOnt 2^0
You Do Not
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
P. S. Have you examined our fine line
of Crockery and Glassware?
Rebels op every road, and force
coming down the mountain from the
"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
"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
"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.
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
"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 ...
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
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[Copyright, 2898, by J. P. Llpplncott Co.]
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
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«
charge of the young lady with orders to
watch her and question her carefully. She
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. ..
I did not hear, but knew what
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
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
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
"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
"A mere trifle to a soldier."
"Perhups you will favor me with
tome information 1
"Certainly, if not inconsistent with
my honor/1
"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."
"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
"Singular," he said, musingly, "what
meetings this war brings about.
Young man, your general and 1 were
classmates at West Point."
"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
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,
"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."
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
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
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?"
"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
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.
He exposed his white pointed teeth
in a derisive smile.
"Take him away," he said to the
"Any orders about him?"
"No he'll go south with the others
As I was leaving, I asked: "Will you
kindly inform me, major, the cause of
vour interest in this matter of Gen.
"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
"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
"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.
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
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
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured.
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as tlioy cannot
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or coustltutloual disease, audln order to euro It
must take Intonisd remedies Hall's
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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
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tton. It is composed of the best tonics kuowu,
omblivMl with the lust blood purifiers, aellne
ireetly on the lnucnus surfaces. The perfect
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duces such wonderful results In curing Catarrh,
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Hall's Family Tills are the bBst.
Besidence Property for Sale.
A good hoiiBc, barn and large lot in
Manchester for sale at a bargain.
Lou5 time given on half of purchase
money iI desired.
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Railroad Time Table.,
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
VIM*) p. II
I. ..tNo. 1*1. Way Freight
ij tNo. 71, Thrmmh Freight
Houtli Hound
Uet tdur Rpds North Houiul
an Munuhesicr Arrive
No nhi G:aop.m
INo. HT.I i:aop.m
... tFrelRht....
NoH04G:l0 p. tu
No 32'2K:£H.!ll
No.HTil l:4r- p. in
*0:iilv tixoepi Sunday.
H. G. PIEKUR. Station Agt.
"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
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C. M. St, P. Ry,
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.
7:86 a No. 1 Minneapolis Express.
12:80 No. 3 Waverly Passenger..
ngt NO. r» Minneapolis Kxprrss
8:05 ft
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.
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
8:15 a
8sK Decor&h Passenger.
4:05 in Decor&h Freight
8:30 a
12:30 ngt
22:00 pm....Spirit JjflkePassenger...,
12:20 Dgt ..Sioux Falls Fast Express ..
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."
Gon'l.Pass & Tkt Agt. Ticket Agent.
Cedar Baplds Iowa.
Flock heaced by choice IM- 5
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
Masonville, la.
Makes a Specialty of
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.
A share of the Public Patronage is solicited.
Successor to Peter tf ever*
Compound VaDor and Sham
ooo Baths,
Most all dis­
ease Bare caused
by poisonous sec
retionB, whioh
clog the wheels
tfhe name and
the symptoms
may be different
but the cause of
disease can us
ually be traced
Mi .Vapor
|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
Horse Shoeing a Specialty.
Corns and Interfering Cured or no pay. Satis
faotlon Guaranteed. ..
P. J.Roche.
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.
Manchster, Iowa.
Mact Co.,
Manchester, Iowa.
Office In First Natio ra
Bank Building.
Orders by mail will receive careful
We have complete copies of all records
of Delavarc'county.
You'r not
so warm
in one of
our negligee
A fine line of soft shirts for sum
mer wear.
Call and examine our
E. DAVIS, Manchester,
Li., Main St., North of
Court Hou«e.
I am making first-class farm loans
at 5 and 6 cr cent., with privi
furnished at a rate meeting
all competition.
J. E. DAVIS, Abstracter,
Successors to A. W.
Stevens & Co
We have on hand all
kinds of
"i 7:- Oysters in season.
Fish, sausage and the
best cured meats.
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
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
Boynton & IcEven
Our Spring Suitings
have arrived, and those, desiring
Should not fail to
call and examine
our stock.
are admirable in fabric
and in fit, in wineoni
ness and in workman
Nearly a quarter of a
century in business in
Manchester ought to be
& guarantee of our com
petency and qualifica
tions to give ^satisfac
You are^nvitedlo in
spect our stock and gel
our prices,
L. & A.

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