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CHAPTER I. THK MURDER AT THE GRAMOB. "Half an hour late! Of coarse •halt What can yon expect! It wouldn't have surprised me if she had been an honr. There mnst be three feet of mow between here and Chicago." "Yep, it be a mortal bad winter. Never had snch a stiff one sinoe '81. That was the year as I had 20 cows froze to death in one night." but the "Yes I've heard all about those cows closo fisted old Marsden. He was a great before." miser, he was, sir. If young Marsden "It was a most strordinary affair. I' comes into the property, things will be •aid to myself as I went to bed the night afore, 'Now, I shouldn't be s'prised if some of them cows ain't froie in the mornin.' "She'swhistling." "And I said to myself just aa I waa goin to deep, 'I shouldn't be s'prised if some of them cows ain't fron to death in the mornin.' "And yon got up in the morning, and 20 were dead!" "Yes, stTordinary part of thing is I s'prised if some of them cows froze.' Vt ain't "Well, never mind the cows. Here she comes. Are yon taking any one!" "One gent to Norcombe that's all. Things ain't a bit like they was when I was young, and when they gets the new railroad I s'pose I shall have to go into the poorhouse." A rumble in the distance growing nearer and loader gives warning of the approaching train, and in a few seconds the express from Chicago comes to a standstill in Barnstaple depot, and a solitary passenger alights and stamps his feet vigorously upon the pHtform. The station master, forsaking the in dividual whose solo conversational pow ers seemed to be confined toreminia- I "Be you the pent as wants to go to Nor combet" eences upon the untimely death of his 20 cows, enters into a lively conversa tion with the engineer as to the state of the road between Barnstaple and the end of the journey. The few passengers in the train gaze anxiously out of the steamy windows and growl disconso lately. Then the engine gives a mourn ful hoot, a disconsolate and fatigued kind of pull, and slowly they leave the station and issue forth into the night. The lights are lowered, and Barn staple relapses into slumber. "Well, that's a bad journey over," 'soliloquizes the traveler left upon the platform aa he endeavors to restore his 'circulation by a variety of ingenious adaptations of the cellar flap. 'Now for the worst part—seven miles along coun try roads in some ramshackle convey ance, I suppose.'' "Be you the gent as wants to go to Norcombe!" "Yes. Have you got a carriage!" "It would be no matter of use a-try in to get four wheels to Norcombe, so I've brought a dogcart, and I don't s'pose we'll get there in that. It be a mortal bad night." "Well, we'll try, eh!" "Yep, we'll try," the man answers in a melancholy voice as he clambers into the high dogcart, while the pas senger takes a seat by his side and, glancing at the horse, estimates that the driver is not very far wrong and that they are not likely to get to Nor combe after all. But in two seconds he has altered his opinion altogether and arrived at the conclusion that he does not know a horse from a tenpenny nail. "Old man," he would often say aft erward in recounting the incident to some particular chum, "if you want a sure cure for ennui or a sluggish liver try a seven mile ride on a frosty night, with the roads like a sheet of glass, be hind a Kentucky nag. Tobogganing in Canada's a fool to it. If yon'd seen that horse, that looked as if he conldn't raise enough energy to drag a hearse, take a slippery hill, nearly as steep as the side of a house, at an easy trot, without so much as winking, you'd have gasped, and when he got to the top and went full speed down the other side your only regret would have been that you hadn't doubled the amount of yaur aocident insurance. Of all horses in the world give me a Kentucky horse, as fast as a railroad train and as sure tooted as a mule. Imagine, my boy, a •even mile drive on a frosty moonlight night behind a quadruped that treated the whole affair as a joke, and then imagine a jay, with the reins in his hand,,who did nothing but say: 'He can't go like he used to. He's gettin old and lazy.' It was a drive I've never forogtten and one I'm never likely to forget." "It's a mortal bad winterj. he driver again observes as they spin over the frost bound road, "mortal bad." "Yes it's a bit severe." "Ah, we've never had snch a winter since '81, when I had 20 cows all froze to death in one night." "Ah!" "Yes, and the strordinary thing was that I said to myself as I went to bed, 'Now, I shouldn't be s'priBed if Bome of them was froze in the mornin.' That's what I said the night afore." "Then why didn't you get np and try to make them warmer!" The driver turns a look of blank astonishment on Herbert Darrent. It is iha first time that such a reasonable suggestion has been offered to him, and Its novelty is a bit bewildering. "City folks don't understand cattle,'* lie grumbles at last and falls to rumi nating why he didn't get np and do some thing for those 20 cows, but as he can not arrive at any satisfactory solution lie presently breaks the silence again. "You'va just oome np from Chioago, •h!" "Y«fc "Afcl •at Detective Story Of a Chicago Suburb. The Mnrder at The Grange and How Its Mystery Was Solved by & Darrent, the Amer ican Lecoq. BY NORMAN HURST. Copyright, 1899, by the American Press Association. "Think of yon "Yep. What do they think of onr mnrder!" he explains, with a ghonlish appreciation of the unenviable notoriety that Norcombe had suddenly achieved. "Have you heard about it, sir!" "Oh, yes I saw something in the pa pers—Ur. Marsden, the old Britisher, at the conntry place he called The Grange." "Yep that's right—old Marsden, better, but he's a wild deviL" I "Son! "Eh!1 "Marsden's son?1 "No picked him np somewhere. Perhaps he is. You never know." I "Who murdered him!" "Dunno. Like to shake hands with him." "Indeed 1 You seem an amiable kind of individual." "Bah I Good riddance to bad rubbish. the said to myself, be 'I shouldn't I was goin along all right till he raised my rent so that I couldn't make both ends meet, and it's hard times, sir, with such a bad winter. I mind me, Blr, that we never had such a winter since '81." "Yes, yes you told me about that and the cows. Now, as to this murder. Have the police no clew!" "No can't have any. It was dene by ghosts. The Grange is haunted." "Oh, indeed I Then you'd like to shake hands with a ghost!" The driver shivered and glanced half apprehensively over his shoulder. Then, sinking his voice to a mysterious key, he continued, "Some one went into the house and mnrdered old Marsden and never came out again, and he's not there now, and no one but a ghost could do that." "Really!" The horse is pulled up with a sudden jerk. "This is Norcombe. The Palace hotel, eh, sir!" "Yes." "If you'd like to have a look at The Grange, it's about a quarter of a mile np on the right." "Thanks. I'll stroll up in the morn ing. Goodnight." "Goodnight." Herbert Darrent climbs out of the dogcart, and the driver gathers np the reins, sets the horse's head homeward, and the animal canters off as lively as ever. The man stands at the door of the village hotel in the ruddy light stream ing through its short crimson curtains until the vehicle is out of sight and then turns and walks thoughtfully down the main street until he reaches a cottage dignified by the legend "Po lice Station" inscribed in large black letters on a white board—primitive abode of the law as represented in the person of a young policeman in a very badly fitting uniform who is just quit ting the house and smartly salutes as he opens the gate. "Are you Mr. Dobsont" "No, sir he's inside." "Off duty!" "Yes it's my round." "Then I won't detain yon, but I shall want to see you in the morning, early." Very good, sir. I'll be here at 0 sharp. Good night.' 'Goodnight." 'Smart young fellow that.'' Darrent observes to himself aB he pusnes open the door. "Thank goodness they're not all so old fogyish as my prosy driver I The door opens right into the kitchen of the cottage, where Dobson, chief of police of Norcombe, is lounging in his chair before the fire. The police cares of the day are over, and he is smoking an exceedingly dirty clay pipe and rev eling in the luxury of purely animal idleness as only a man of absolutely en- feebled intellect can. Still, he can ba pompous at times, as befits one who holds and has held for a round dozen years the important post of chief of po liee of Norcombe, an office that is little more than a sinecure, and, removing his pipe from his mouth, he gazes at his visitor with an expression of min gled annoyance at being disturbed and the importance that befits his position. "Well," he inqnires after examining Darrent from head to foot, "what's the matter with you!" "You are Mr. Dobson, I believe!" Mr. Dobson nods. "Policeman!" "Yes chief of police of Norcombe.' "Well, it's all the same," Darrent rejoins. "I'm an officer from Chicago. Perhaps you have heard my nami Herbert Darrent." "No never heard of it before," an swers Mr. Dobson, at once conclusively proving himself to be an idiot of the first water by confessing that he is unao' quainted with the name of the man "Well, what's the matter with yout" whom the newspapers are never tired of calling "the American Lecoq"— "never heard it before." "Ah, well, that doesn't matter, after all," the visitor continues good hu moredly. "Of course you know that Chicago detectives rarely interfere out side Chicago, leaving everything to the local authorities, but in this murder at The Grange, Mr. Dobson, your mayor has deemed it expedient, in face of the faot that there is more mystery than usual enshronding the matter, not to leave the case entirely in the hands of the village police. He sent for me, and I am here." Mr. Dobson again nods his head. "Bare are my credentials. You will mjtaMsm gether of the case, and you are Instruct ed to afford me all the assistance I may require." Mr. Dobson is nettled and shows it. "Then," he answers sharply, "you've come on a wild goose chase. No one can solve the mystery of tho murder." Just the sort of case I like. Now, then, let me know all the particulars, or, rather, let me see if I'm right in my facts so far, as you seem rather slow of speech, Mr. Dobson." The chief of police puffs his fat cheeks In indignation, but something seems to warn him not to answer, and he is wise enough to obey. Now, then," says Darrent cheerily aa he takes a seat and refers to his pocketbook, "stop me when I go wrong." Again Mr. Dobson merely nods. "Josiah Marsden, a queer old Britlsh lived in an old rambling house known as The Grange, a quarter of a mile from here—lived a solitary life reported to be a miser only two or three rooms used no servants. A wom an came every morning for a few hours and did what was wanted. She went, as usual, on the 12th of this month found Marsden dead, killed by a stab from a large clasp knife which was found there no other clew of any kind. Is that right!" Mr. Dobson, who has been sagacious ly nodding his head in assent to each sentence aa Darrent has read it out, now nods it more emphatically aa he concludes, and, after taking a few whiffs at his pipe, asks, "TOiat's the reward!" "Nothing nnlees the relatives offer it." "Ohl" "Now, then, what can you add to what I've read!" "Something that will puzzle the clever Chicago detectives, with all their brag," Dobson answers, with a grin. 'On the night of the murder there was heavy fall of snow—it began at 11 and ceased at 1—andnone has fallen since in Norcombe. Well!" iiiilfiiSiiB The murderer entered at the front of The Grange went right in through the street door. I traced his footsteps from the gate to the door.'" Yea. & "And I expect we'll have one of them olever detectives comin down from Chicago, but he won't find out anything, 'cause it was done by a ghost, and no detectives can catch ghosts. Whoa I" "That's all. "What do yon mean!" "He never left. There were no foot steps from the house." Herbert Darrent bends his head in thought for a moment. Here was the chief of police repeating exactly the same Btory as the driver of the dogcart had told him. He knits his brows and ponders, attempting to solve the prob lem. "Very well go on," he says at last. 'Anything else!" "Nothing," shortly replies Dobson, annoyed at the indifferent air of the de tective. "I suppose you know the mur derer already, eh!" I think, Mr. Dobson," he quietly answers, "if you've any respect for the post you hold, you'll keep that fool tongue of yours quieter. Murder is not joke specially arranged for an ordi nary 'cop' to air cheap wit upon." The man flushes with wounded pride and glares at the fire. "I'm getting sick of the whole blessed thing,'' he growls at last. 'Being cross questioned twice in one day by Chicago detectives is enough to try any one's temper." "What!" "First one detective, then another. It's sickening." "Do you mean to tell me you've baa a detective here before me!" "Yes this morning." "From Chicago!" "Yes." "How do you know!" "He said so." "Ohl He said so, did he, Mr. Dob son, and you believed him? Did you ask Uvn for his authority!" "No." "Then you are a fool! Wake np, man, wake up! Rouse yourself I What was he like! What did he do! What did he say! Where is he!" shouted Darrent in short, snappy sentences like pistol shots. "How do I know where he is! He came this morning and said he'd just arrived by train from Chicago and had driven over.'' "What time was that!1 "Ten." "Then how the deuce oould he come from Chicago!" "I never thought of that. "No, of course you didn't, Mr. Dob son. Go on. "He said he'd come to look into the murder, so I took him up to The Grange and told him all about it." "Well, is that all!" "I showed him the knife. "Which, of course, you let him take away." "No, I didn't. He didn't ask for it "Ohl That's a relief anyhow. Then he didn't take anything away! "Yes, he did." wfc "What!" "Some chessmen." "Chessmen!" "Yes a set of carved Indian chess men—horses and elephants and things. He said that be had an idea they had something to do with the murder." "A set of carved chessmen—ivory, I suppose!" "Yes." "Anything else? "Nothing." "You're sure he took nothing else?" "Certain. "Very well, Mr. Dobson. I shall re port your idiocy to your mayor,'' Dar rent remarks as he finishes writing in his pocketbook and rises from his seat. "What the deuce," he mutters to him self, "did he take a set of chessmen for and leave the knife, and who the dick ens is he!" Do you want to know anything else?" Dobson sulkily asks as he re lights his pipe, which he has let go out during the cross examination. Yes give me the name and partic ulars about every one related to or friendly with the dead man. Any sons? "No at least I don't know. Perhaps he is his son. You nover know. Old Marsden always said he adopted him. I don't believe it. "Never mind what you believe, Mr. Dobson. I'm asking for facts. Well, who is it?" "Astray Marsden." "Astray—curious name." "Yes old Marsden said he was a stray when he found him, and he stuck to the name. It was his joke." "I see. Where is this Astray "Quarrelod with old Marsden a cou ple of years ago and went abroad." "Ohl Never been seen in Norcombe since, eh?" Dobson hesitates under the keen eyes of the detective, who, it is seems to him, reading his inmost thoughts. It will be no good trying to keep anything from Herbert Darrent, so he suddenly blurts out, "Came back on the Bight the murder." "I see," says Darrent, again writing in his pocketbook. "What tiuwt" "I suw him about half past 10." "Did he Bcem strange in hU manner at all?" "Not particularly only bit eltod. Mir twm yvkHMfr "Where did you meet him!" "At the corner of the road that branches off to The Grange." "How was he dressed?" "Long overcoat and soft hat." "Was it snowing then?" "No didn't commence till 11." "Right. Thank you, Mr. Dobson. Now, do you know any one else con nected with old Marsden either here oi at Barnstaple?" Only one or two distant relatives and acquaintances." "Very well. You can employ the rest of your evening by making me a com plete list of thom, and say nil you know about them. Have it ready by the first "That's the murdererhe remark0 a$ the detcctivc takes the sheet. thing in the morning, please. That's all. I shall have a good deal more to ask yon tomorrow. Good night." Good night. Oh—er—I say, Mr.— er"— "Darrent." "Er—Mr. Darrent. Don't yon think that the sheriff may find it worth while to offer a reward pretty soon?" It is the second time that Dobson has mentioned the chance of a reward be ing offered, and Darrent pauses for a moment, then suddenly confronts him. "Now, look here, Dobson," he says gently, "you're simply playing the fool, and you've given the whole game away. Twice you've asked after a reward. That means yoa know something more than you have told me and expect to be paid for y»ir knowledge. Well, you're wrong. You won't be. Ton ought to know even if a reward is offered it is not paid to those in the service, whose duty is to do their duty. Come, now, Dobson. Own up all you know and not half of it." 'I know nothing except what I've told you." •Very well, then, Mr. Dobson, you'll never get any promotion from your mayor or any reward, which your son] so hankers atter." "Then you will never know." "Ha, ha! I've got you I So you do know who committed the mnrder! Very well, Mr. Dobson, very well. You are what the law calls an accessory after the fact. It's a very unenviable posi tion, Mr. Dobson. Goodnight!" "Half a minute.'1 "Good night. I think an accessory after the facts gets about ten years." "Stop I" "Well?" "I'll tell yon all I know." 1 "That's better. I would rather re ward than pnnish. Now show your aense by telling me everything you know, every iota, and your mayor may probably look over ycur indiscretion and remember you when the proper time comes." Without answering, Dobson goes over to a desk, unlocks it and, taking out a stained and crumpled sheet of paper, hands it to Dilrrent. "That's the murderer," he remarks the detective takes the sheet. Darrent carefully examines the paper —a sheet of note paper stained with one or two nasty smears—and then, in almost illegible writing: 3 fl/Kl And there it ceased, as the pen had evidently fallen from the dying fingers and had rolled across the sheet, leaving blots in its track. "Where was this?" "Crumpled up in Marsden's hand." "Murdered by Astra"— "By Astray, don't you see? He had not strength to finish it. The 'y' is missing." "Hum! So Astray Marsden is the murderer, and you intended to hold this for the reward or else blackmail Astray Marsden, eh "I put it by and forgot it." SUp "That's a lie, Dobson," he answers as he carefully folds the paper and places is in his pocketbook. "You oould not have forgotten it in a couple of days. Have you shown it to any one? In the short walk from the police sta tion to the Palace hotel Herbert Dar rent marshals his facts. [CONTINUED,] I Grain-0 Brings Belief. to the coffee drinker. Coffee drinking is a habit that 1b universally indulged in and almost as universally Injurious. Have you tried Grain-0 It is almost like coffee but the effects are just the opposite. Coffee upsets the stomach, ruins the digestion, effects the heart and disturbs the whole nervous system. Grain-O tones up the stomach, aids di gestion and strengthens the nerves. There is nothing but nourishment in Grain-O. 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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. 8ealed proposals will be received by tho city of Manchester, Iowa, up to 12 M. on tne oth day of October 1809 for (ho construction and corn iletlon of a stone culvert over the dry run on iowaril street between Potter and Reynolds streets in said Manchester, as per plans ami specifications on file In the ofllco of the clerk of said city. The council reserves the right to reject any and nit bids. Manchester, Iowa. Sept. 18,1899. R. R. ROMXROK. 8. A. STKADMAN, 88wa Clerk. Mayor. FARM FOR SALE OR RENT. I offer for sale or rent my well improved farm of 200 acres In Coffins Grove township. Rent 1 layable In ca»h. Possession can be given March 1900. For terms, etc., Inquire of llt-onson Carr or Mrs. Peter Relgcr, Manchester, Iowa, 18-tf. In District Court Delaware rounty, Iowa, October Term, A. D., 1H9U. Mary J. Cook vs. LottleO.Davis, et al. and The Unknown Heirs at Law of James Gilbert.. ORIGINAL NOTIC E. To Lottie O. Davis, George A. Davis. Kate Davis, Sarah Davis, Frank Davis, Wt Hum Davis, Lottie Davis, 0. L. Utley, Henry Utley. Mary Btte, Luoy Haynes, W. II. Smith, U. C. Smith, Lucy H. Smith, James Gilbert and un known heirs at law of James Gibert, defend ants. You and eaoh of you are hereby notified that there is now on Hie in the office of the Clerk ihe District Court of the State of Iowa in aud for Delaware county the petition in equity of Mary J. Cook, claiming that by purchase fiom thi- Estate of Patrick Trumblee, dcctastd, she Is the owner of the absolute title In fee, f»eo from any and all claims, Interests or Hens of any and all the above-named defendants, of thi foltowiug described lands In Delaware county, Iowa viz: The north half (Va) of tbe southeast quarter(H) and the southwest quarter C^) the southeast quarter M) of section twomy seven (31), township eighty-nine (89), north ?e six (6), west of the 5th p. m. Jiat by reason of certa clouds on or defect.s In title set forth in said petition, to which ref erence is hereby made, the said defendants as at one time owners of parts of said land or heirs at law of such owuers. have or mttfht olalm some adverse right or title to said plaintiff. That the whereabouts of the said Jam Gil bert, defendant, If living, or if he be dead who are bin heirs at law and where residing, are un known, That by deed of dateaboutMarchS4th, 1867, he conveyed the west half (H)of the south east quarter Oi) of said section iwenty-sovt?n (27) to the said Patrick Ttumblee without any wite joini' gIn said deed or the said deed t Ing what plaintiff avers was a fact, that he was then single. That, by reason of inherent equities, statute of limitations and adverse pos session plaintiff is entitled to a decree removing these clouds from her title and quieting and establishing tltlo in herself In said lands-agalnst all said defendants, not however, asking any )ersonal judgment or costs agaln&t »ny default ng defendants. Nfw unless you appear thereto on or before noon of tbe second day of th*- October Tirm, A, D., 1899, of said Court, which wi'l commence and be held at Matoho~ter, in said county, on Monday, the 0th day or October, 1899, und show cause to the contrary, your default will b» en tered and decree rendered as by said pot'tion prayed. Dated August 23nd, 15*99. -YORAN. ARNOLD & Y«»ltAN. v- Attorneys for Plaintiff. On examination of the avernv nts of the peti tion herein aid the recitals of tho fotegoiug original notice the same is approved and cderen lumtshed for six weeks In the Manchester )emocrat, as by plaintiff eslgnatcd. Aug. 88,18W. A. S. BLAIH, 34w6 Dlst. Judge 10th Jud. Dust. In District Court, Dclawai Connty, Iowa. In Re-Estate in l'robate. of lofTOItl-.lt TKltM. 1899. Patrick Trumblee, of Final Report. Deceased. To F.dna C. Trumble Kditli Tnimblee, James corg iru and Earl Trumblee, heirs ami lcg:ueut 1'atrU a You and each of you are hereby notilied thai on or before the 2sth day of September. A. 1). 1890, there will be on lilo Ui the ofllce of the Clerk of tbe District rourt of Iowa. In and for Delaware county, the Final ueyort of 11 F. Ar nold as Executor of the Estate of Patrick Trumb lee, deceased, showing his dealings with said es tate and asking the approval of court thereof and that he be tlually discharged In the premises. Now unless you appear thereto and show cause to the contrary on or before noon of the first day of tbe October term of said court, to be beguu and held at Manchester, In said county, on on day, the 9th day of October, 1899, your default wiU be entered, said report be approved and the executor be discharged Dated September 4th. 1899. YORAN, ARNOLD & YORAN, 90-w4. Attorneys for H. F. Arnold, Executor. Farm for Bent on Shares. We want to rent on shares our well improved farm In Coffin's Grove township and stock owned by us thereon, to a good farmer, who Is able to furnish work horses, tools and machinery, and half the cows, hogs, feed, seed and other things necessary to carry on tbe place. This farm Is first class and our offer is a rare opportunity for the man who secures It. En quire at the office of Bronson & Carr, Manches ter, Iowa. 83 tf In District Court, Delaware Connty, Iowa, October Term, A. D.t 1899. Allan Love, a minor, by"i Maggie Love, his next! friend, plaintiff, ORIGINAL vs. I NOTICE. Jeaule Love Mcintosh, et al., Defendants. To Jeanle Love Mcintosh, LIUIe LeOrand Love, Allan Love, Robert Love Mcintosh, Wil liam David Mcintosh, Allan A. Mcintosh, Liz zie L. Durey, Belle Mcintosh, Jeanle P. Mcin tosh, George A. Love. William C. Love, Robert Love, John Love. Andrew Love, Agnes Brown and Mary Fyfe, defendants. You and each of you are hereby notified that on or before tbe 28tn day of September, A. D„ 1899, the reUtlon of plaintiff In the above en titled cause will be tiled In the ofilce of the Clerk of the District Court of the State of Iowa, in and for Delaware County, claiming that he Is the owner of the equal undivided one-third of the followingdescrlbed land, situated in Delaware County.^ lowa, to wit: The northwest Quarter orthenortlieast quarter (4) and all that Rart Dobson shifts uneasily and tries to avoid the fixed gaze of the detective. "Well, answer up." "Only to young Marsden—to Astray." "When and where?" "The day after tho mnrder, at the Palace hotel, where he had put up." "Well, what did he do?" "Said he'd come round and see me later." "Well, did he?" 4 "No he skipped." "I see. Well, Mr. Dobson, whether he committed the murder or not, I should advise you to be very careful, my friend. You may find that you've got yourself into serious trouble. To morrow morning I go over The Qrange. I shan't want you. Send your patrol* man to muet me there at 9. Don't for get. Good night." Darrent turns on his heel and leaves Sir. Dobson to his own reflections, which, to judge from that gentleman's expression of countenance as ho moodily pulls at his pipe as he eits before the fire, are not of a very enviable descrip tion. of the northwest quarter (H) of sectlou ilrty-three (83) township eighty-nine (89) north range Ave (5) west of the 6th p. m., excepting so much of said last named quarter-section as is comprised In what Is known as Love's Addition to the City of Manchester. Iowa, and alleu.-^ that the defendant, Jeaule l.ove Mclutosu is the owner of an undivided oue-third thereof, and tho defendants, LIUIe Le Grand Love and Allau Love, each of an undivided one-sixth (1-6) thereof, aud that the other named defendants have or might cli^m some Interest or Hen lu the said descriood premises, and praying a partition thereof If the Kame can be made, orlf not, that thu said run it be Bold and the proceeds thoreof be divided and that plaintiff's snare, as alleged, be established, as also thatof the other defendants as aileg'-d, and that all tho Interests of tho other defendants be cut off and thev be estopped from having or claluilug any luterest or lieu In said premise* ad verso to plaintiff,and that reasonable attorney-' fees, to-wlt, live hundred dollars, together with the costs of this actlou, be apportioned to the owners of the premises in proportion to their re spective interests and made alien thereon, and that the plaintiff be granted such other aud lull relief as shall appear equitable In the premises. Now. unless you appear thereto and defend on or before noon if the second day of the October Term of said Court, which will be be gun and held at Manchester lu said couuty on Monday, the 9th day of Oct,, A. 1).. 1899, your de fault will be entoreu aud judgment and decrce be rendered as In said petition prayed. DatedSeptemberCth, A. D.,1899. YOUAN, AUKOIJ) & YOUAN, BUONSON fit CAKK, 36w4 Attorneys for rialiitlil. You'll never get tired, fagged out, dlsai.. ed, unhappy or make mistakes In marriage If you use Rocky Mountain Tea. Gregg fit Ward and Smith Pharmacy. In the District Court of Delaware County, Iowas OCTOBER TERM, 1899, In the matter of the Estate of Vnotick ok Final hk John G. Cooksley, pout. Deceased. To John Cooksley, Mary Ann Cooksley, (pa rents of said deceaeut) aud all others whom it may concern you and each of you are hereby notified that on or before noon of the 10th day or October, 1899. there will be on file In the ofllce of the Clerk of the District Court of Iowa, in and for Dela ware county, the final report of tho undersigned as administrator of the Estate of John G. Cooks ley, late of said county, deoeased, asking that he be Anally discharged and his bondsmen released. And that uuless you appear and make objec tions thereto on or before uoon of the second day of the next term of the said District Court to be begun and holden at Manchester, In said county, on Monday the 9th day of October, 1899, your default will be entered, said report approv* ed and said administrator and his bondsmen re leased aud discharged. W. B. COOKSLEY, Is Are you getting Have you tried many so-called I .hair restoratives with unsatisfactory 'results? If so, we urge you to try our Globe Hair Restorative and dandruff Cure, which is positively guaranteed to permanently cure all of the above ail ments. Your money will be refunded If it falls to do the work. Sold and guana teed by QBEQO ft WARD, lly Bhonson & Oakr, Administrator. Attorneys for Estate. ao-w4. Henry Hutchinson Breeder of Thoroughbred Shorthorn Oattle. JOSEPH HUTCHINSON MaucheaUr.lowa Mason Work. I am prepared to furnish estimates and guar antee satisfaction on all kinds of Mason work. C. P. MlLLKIt, 17" Manchester, Iowa, 80 Acre. Farm adjoining this city for sato. Terms easy In'iuiruof Uiionson a i'ahr, tf HOUSK TO RENT. Tho Denton residenco proporty noar tho High School building is for rent. Inquire of R. W. TLBBILL. Help the Cause. There has never been a political cam paigo that will equal in importance that of the ore to be fought next year. The republican party, backed by the money power of this country and Europe, is alert and aggressive. Flush ed with the victory of three years ago it will seek by every means in Its power to maintain its supremacy. Democrats must be up and doing. They must wage an unceasing war up on their enemies. In no better and more effective way can this be done than by the circulation of good, sound democratic newspapers. The publisher of the Chicago Dispatch, the great nati onal democratic weekly, will send to every new subscriber for three months a copy of tbe Chicago Dispatch for ten cents. If you are not already taking the great political weekly, send in ten cents at once. You should not only do this yourself, but you should induce all your friends to join with you. By a little effort you can easily raise a club of ten or twenty subscribers. The Chicago Dispatch is indorsed by William Jennings Bryan and other democratic leaders. Address The Chicago Dispatch. 120 and 122 Fifth Avenue, 31tf Chicago, III. ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R. HOMESEEKERS EXCURSIONS IN JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER The Illinois Central will run IJomeseekors' Excursions to cer tain points In tho South on the lines of tho Illinois Central rail road and Yazoo & Mississippi ValleyRallroailsfromallstatlons west of and including Aldon aud from all points on the Lyle and Cedar Rapids branches on Juno mil. July 3rd 17th and 8ist, August I4tb, Sep tember 4th and 18th and October 2d aud loth, and from all points east of snd Including Wil liams ONE DAY LATER than the dates named. The new "Southern Houieseekers" Guide de scribes in detail the agricultural advantages, the soil and products at all points south of the Ohio River on the lines of the above-mentioned roads. For a copy address the undersigned. For information concerning railroad land in the fertile Yazoo Valley of Mississippi address h. P. Skene, Land Commlsslonerl. C. R. R., at Chicago. llome-seekers' Excursion tickets will also be sold from stations In Iowa east of and Including Cedar Falls, and from points on the Lyle and edar Kaplas nranchos, June 20th. July 4th and 18th, August 1st and 15th, September 5h and luth and October sd and 17th to points on the Illinois Central rail road to which the one way rate Is $7.00 or over In south Dakota, Minnesota and In lowa to points west of Ackley, Inclusive, except points west of LeMars. Homeseekers* Excursions to Points on Other Lines of Railroads. The Illinois entral will also sell on the flrst and third Tuesdays in June, July, August Sep* tember and October. Homeseekers* excursion tickets to points on foreign lines of railroads In many of tne Western, Southwestern and South ern States. iLlYN^brIuNt?lilL^M°Ifflrareat AU Home-Seekers' Excursion Tickets are sold at a rate of ONE FARE PLUS $2.00 (or tbe round trip. Tickets limited to 21 dava for return. J. p. MERRY, A. G. P. A., 111. Cent. R. R.. 2SW18 Dubuque, lows. WW. DONNELLY, M. Physician and Surgeon, Proprietor or tne Ryan Drug Store. Dealer in Drugs, Stationery, Etc. RYAN IOWv DON'T YOU NEED A NEW HARNESS We have the right 1 kind at the right kind of prices. Come in and LOOK THROUGH our line of horse fur nishings—a complete line of Ai goods. H.R.EATON R. W. TIRRILL Is Loaning Honey as cheap as any person or Corpor ation. Lite the Pyramids The Pyramids are one of the wonders of the world— not for beauty or art in de' sign, but simply because they have lasted so long. _£ OT A. This lumber stock ol ours is like the pyramids because ol its lasting qual ities. The lumber we sell you is the kind that gives compli. tc satisfaction. Stop in here before -you start to do your build' ing and see what we can do for you in the way of sav ing you money and giving you value for every cent you spend with ua. xmrnmrnwrnmiwy Bolster Liniiier Co PATENTS DESIGNS TRAOE.MARKS COPYRIGHTS aANDOBTAINED AND COPYRIGHTS 4 OBTAINED SFREE ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY Notice in "Inventive Age" Book "How to obtain Patent*" Okonu mocbrab. No he till patent Monnd. 1 till patent Mcortd. 1 '4:Lt BARGAIN In Delaware County Land 615 Acres in Richland Town ship for $ 15 Per Acre. We are sole agents for 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. ours isn ta BRONSON & CARR, Manchester, Iowa. 5 OLIVES': NHHHNHMI.MMNMMHMMNMHMMMNW Have just received a new lot of them. They were bought right and will be sold cheap. Why buy bulk Qlives when you can buy bottle of abetter grade just as cheap. Come and get a bottle. Yours, ^ARNOLD This| Store V?* -Cv & mans I I •Mm Getting* the Heat Into the House Is what makes a furnaco satisfactory. Anyone can "put in" a furnace, but it requires a good knowledge of the principles of hot air and ex" pcrlcnco in applying ihem to get the most heat from a furnace with the least expense for coal. 0' It's a store for everybody. It's a a place where the poor man's dollar will buy the biggeBt one hundred cent's worth ho ever saw and where the stylish man's money will pur chase the latest styles. Needn't take our word for it. Look around and oon vlnotf yourself, IP1I New Fall S. LISTER You'r not so warm this kind of weather, are you? Why not purchise your heating stove now? People have been buying coall We are carrying large line of heaters this year and have one that ill suit YOU. COME IN and look over our line of stoves. •, A COMPLETE LINE OF HARDWARE. J. J. HAWLEY rf Hats are here In the greatoBt variety. L. R. Stout. Postoffice Bl'k., Franklin St, Largest stock of clothing be tween Dubuque and W aterloo Our furnaces are as good as skill and first-class material can make them. The Prince 3 Royal is constructed on riglib prin ciples to produce heat, and has stood the test of actual use for more than a quarter of a century. We have made the heating question a study and we claim to know how to in stal 1 a furnace and get the best results. It is the "know how' that tnakep a short coal bill. You should give the furnace question your attention now. before the rush begins and bo fore a further advance in fur naces. Let us figure with you and show you that we know at* much as wo claim about fur naces.