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OPPCIAL PAPBH OPOITY AND OOUNTV Election ReturnB. Ohio is still claimed by both parties but probably republican by 80,000. Kentucky is claimed by both parlies, but indications point to a republican governor and a democratic majority in the legislature. Maryland has gone democratic by up wards of 15,000. Iowa goes republican by an estimat ed majority of 60,000. Virginia is Bturdily democratic by 50,000 majority. Nebraska stands by Bryan, and in creases her democratic majority of last year more than 12,000. New York gives the republican ticket an estimated majority of 75,000. South Dakota favors McKinley and expansion by 8,000 majority. New Jersey remains republican by 15,000 majority. Mississippi remains democratic by 15,000 majority. Colorado, also remains true to de mocracy's standard. The increased republican majorities in states like New York, Iowa and South Dakota can justly be construed by the president as an indorsement of his policy of expansion, while the re gaining of Maryland by the democrats, by such a decisive vote, and the in creased democratic majority in Ne braska, show that Bryan's flag is still flying. There IB little political signiiicence in the contests in Ohio and Kentucky, owing to the fact that in each state in dependent candidates have polled very heavy votes. The successful candidate for governor in Ohio will lack at least 75,000 of having a majority of the en tire vote polled, while* in Kentucky, where two democratic candidates have been running for governor, if neither should succeed, the result can hardly be counted upon as a permanent republi can gain. Dooley Tells Bow Hostilities Com menced. President Kruger remarked: "I don'i like to see ye puilin' off ye'er coat John Bull, an' here goes fr trouble whilt ye have your arms in th' sleeves." Among the uncivilized "might is right." Among the civilized "right is might." Which :vTOWN^ AND VKE01NCTS. TOTAL.. PLURALITY can juBtly claim to be civilized, Briton or Boer? Which re lies upon the power of might? Which upon the power of right? If the people of England believe that the people of this country sympathize with them in their present war, they are mistaken. The great heart of the American people sympathizes with the liberty loving* bome defendera of the republics of South Africa, and trusts that Heaven may forefend and help them to destroy the hosts ofthe in vaders. While the law exempts church prop erty lrom taxation,- the supreme court of Michigan has decided that the prop erty held in trust for the Catholic church by Archbishop Kratzer, Milweukee, is subject to taxation. This decision will oblige the archbiBhop to convey all trust property to the respec tive parishes where it is located, and it is announced that conveyances, will be made to the parishes as soon as they can properly incorporate. Asa net result of the court's decision the parishes will be strengthened and the titles to church property In Michi gan put in line with the decrees of the church hierarchy in America. For some reason the law and policy of the church, relative to land titles, has been disre garded by many of the biBhops', and it •s a" right for the courts to interfere and insist upon church titles being made definite and certain. IOWA'S VHU.IPMHE VETERANS. Programme of Tlielr Reception at Council Bluffs Next Monday. Council Bluffs, Ta., Nov. 3. A telegram received here announces that the Fifty-first Iowa volunteers, who have just been mustered out, left San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. Un less delayed on the road by accident or weather conditions the regiment will reacji here Monday morning, as at first anticipated. The local committees are huBtliug to complete tbe preparations for their reception and entertainment. The city is being gaily decorated for the occasion and everything put in readiness. The plans contemplate a short parade through the city, brief speeches of welcome, and a dinner to be served the men at 11 o'clock. The companies will leave for their home towns at 1 p. m. San Francisco, Nov. 3.—The Iowa regiment left several men In the hos pital here, they being too sick to leave their wards. They were discharged with the other men of the regiment but they will be cared for in the hos pital until they are In a condition to leave It. The men left behind are Ser geant Frank W. Baker and Harry M. Woods, of company A Elmer Narvor, of company William McLean and Ira Balrd. of company E Riley D. Ste vens. of company G, and Corporal Hugh M. Goff and Edward Woods, of company L. Pearl Button* and Convict*. Des Moines, la.,No v. 2.—More protests have beeu received against the estab lishment of a pearl button factory at the Fort Madison penitentiary. The labor organizations at Sioux City and other points have pledged the local legislative candidates of all parties to oppose the contracting of convict labor to any line that shall put free labor in competition with convicts. The buttonmakcrs at Vinton, where the in dustry Is being established, formally protested Tuesday. Threw Little One* Cromateri* Kowau, Iu., Nov. 3.—John Ovens' three small children were burned to death while their parents were away. A gang of railroad graders was only twenty rods away, but the flames were too quick for cITorts to save the chil dren. Twenty-five Horses Destroyed. BooAe, la., NpVi. S.vr^fibn JBaln &• Son's iivery stable waa jtestroyed Up fire last night, together with ftwenty- five horses. Loss, 115,000 Insurance, 18.000. [Uv, I THE VOTE IN DELAWARE COUNTY.| -•Sena tor. Kepro sontuta tive. .W» a W e_. CD ST 0 2109 833 Attention Centered on Northern Frontier of Natal. BOER DEFEAT AT BESTER'S HILL While Uio Gi.ln for llio Brltlah Wan Very Slight, thu NewK C»u*es Great Enthusi asm iii Londuti—C»po Colony l)utcli Dis satisfied and Threaten to Join Their Neighbors Boers Command the Rail way Betwenu Klmberly mid Cape Town* London, Nov. (.—Attention is mo •leutarily transferred to the northern frontier, where the Boers are advanc ing and the small British detachments are retreating. Dispatches from Cape were lost. Slight Success for British. The correspondent of The Standard at. Ladysmlth says the British scored a slight success' that was sufficient to show the enemy that they are still equal to. aggressive battle. He adds that the Fifth lancers and some field artillery drove a command of Free State Boers from their camp, five miles to the southwest of the town. Only three of the British soldiers were hit. News from Natal is still meager, and what has been received is mixed, tbe main feature being three accounts of Thursday's fighting around Lady smith. One of these describes the tak ing of the Boer camp at Bester's Hill in such a fashion as would mean, if it were true, a distinct check to the Free State burghers. It is understood that the.Boers have proclaimed the upper Tugola division of Natal annexed to the Orange Free State. A dispatch to The Daily Mail, dated Burghersdorp, Nov. 2, says that the large British camp at Stromberg Junction has been broken up by order" or~Gefferal Sir Redvers Buller and everything has been moved to Queenstown, fifty miles to the southward. Boei^Cominand the Route.' Thirty-five hundred Boers have crossed the bridge at Bethulla, destroy ing sections of the railroad near that place. Reports show that while the British still hold De Aar and the Or ange river bridge, the Boers have the latter undermined, thus commanding the route from Cape Town to Kimber ley. A report that the Basutos have risen is telegraphed from Cape Town. It is not given official credence. If It were true tbe Boers of the Orange Free State would find their time ful- GENERAL BULLER. Iy occupied.. Tbe rising of one tribe of natives In South Africa means the rising of all. Repeated rumors that the Ladysmith garrison has capitu lated arc received from Europe, but ail are denied at the war ofHce, It being held that Joubert would be the first to proclaim such a victory. Buller's movements are now the subject of uni versal speculation. The war office Is necessarily silent on this subject. The mobllizatiou al Dclugoa Bay of the force en route to the Cape is a possi ble coup. Humanity on Both Sides. The humanity of both armies In caring for the wouuded and the court eous exchange of prisoners are among the redeeming features of the hostili ties. The British transport Nineveh has reached ('ape Town. The New South Wales Lancers from Aldershot were aboard. The Tenth Hussars sailed from Liverpool on the transport Columbian. Reports indicate that the Boers are displaying great courage and 6kill in the management of their ar tillery, but that the British guns are the more eflective. especially those brought from the Powerful. General Buller has ordered the withdrawal of the troops at Stormberg Junction. The detachment was sent to Queenstown Point, fifty miles southeast. Prince Chrlsian and a number of other offi cers left last Friday for Durban en route to Ladyjsmlth, where they will replace the British officers killed or wounded in the recent fighting there FIFER THE CHOICE. President \flll Appoint Hlin an Inter* state Commerce Commissioner. Washington, Nov. 3.—Joseph W. Fl fer, ex-governor of Illinois, will suc ceed W. J. Calhoun as membr of the Interstate commerce commission. This Information was secured from a source which practically gives it the authority of au official statement. When Mr. Calhoun tendered his res ignation several months ago in order to devote his entire attention to a lu crative private law practice it was virtually conceded that his successor would come from his home state of Illinois. The position of interstate commerce commissioner is one of the jnost responsible as well as desira pie at:the gift Qf the national adminls tratfen, and when Mr. Calhoun's re- County Supt. Schools us 35 3 VI 9 5 Super visor, Sheriff S* s. a a 9 CO IK r» l(Kl W 112 KM 18 101 67 111 51 11(1 511 118 58 82 KB 82 85 82 K5 81 86 82 85 8'J 85 82 8*. 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Way down the Mississippi river, the yacht was blown into the merciless breakers in the bight of tllo-lnke and all on board Colony points indicate extreme dlsaf-1 ?nptai» ami owner, 30 years old, Cliar tection among the Cape DutcU, LYa IZ ire exulting over tbe Boer successes In Natal and are verging on an out break. No new particulars liave been received of the engagement Thursday it Beater's Hill. The war office is in clined to minimize the results of the fight. Renewed hope is in the hearts of the populace since the report that the Boers surrounding Ladysmlth were defeated near Beater's Hill. While the gain is believed to have been slight, the engagement demonstrated that the British were still able to take the of fensive. Sir Redvers Buller tele graphed the news to the war depart ment from Gape Town, and the report was at once bulletined and excited crowds cheered the promulgated dis patch. The dead arc: D. S. Way, tographer In Charlevoix. ?t Such is the Advice of the Com mission. PRELIMINARY REPORT IS SENT IN. Dewey, Denby, Seburman and Worcester, the Members ofthe United States Philip* pine Goinmlitslon Have a Very Poor Opinion of Aguinaldo*—Need for Ameri can Occupancy ofthe Islands—It Would ltoHiilt in internal Peace and Order. Washington, Nov. 4.—The preliml lory statement of the Philippine com mission has been handed to President McKinley. An unanimity of opinion favoring the retention of the islands, the intimation being made that it will tie a long time before the natives can govern themselves, and that govern ment of tbe islands by the United StatCR is the archipelago's only salva tion, are the main features of the ddc ument. No advice, however, is given as to the proper course to pursue in the premises, and tha statements made tend to lay all the blame on Aguinaldo for existing hostilities. The report holds tiie Insurgent leader responsible for all the trouble, arguing that his primary object is not to secure the liberty of his people but a continuance of his own alleged arbitrary power. Tricky. Murderouii Upstart* In the languarge of the commission ers, instead of being a patriot, a great champ.iou of freedom and a second George Washington, Aguinaldo is pict ured as a miserable, shifting, tricky, treacherous, murderous upstart, whom General Otis and other Americans would be unwilling to even associate with. One conclusion the commis sioners reach relate? to the capability of the Filipinos for self-government According to their idea the people are aot reftdy for It, even though they showed a knowledge of the blessings of liberty when they fought Spain 300 years to attain It. Among the more promipent suggestions embodied in the statement are references regarding the good conduct of the Americans now there and the bright future for the isl ands under the domination of Spain's successor. Need for American Occnpancy. The gist of the report specifies the need for American occupancy and urges the necessity for maintaining the army. Concluding it says: "Our control means to the lnhabl tahts of the Philippines internal peace and order, a guarantee against foreign aggression and against the dismember ment of their country, commercial and industrial prosperity and as large a share of the affairs of government as they shall prove lit to take. When peace and prosperity shall have been established throughout the archipela go, when education shall have become general, then, in the language of a leading Filipino, his people will under our guidance, 'become more American than the Americans themselves.'" The report is signed by J. G. Sebur man, George Dewey, Chacles Denby, and Dean C. Worcester. STILL PURSUING REBELS. General Olf.* Tells of the Movement of Troopn in Luzon. Washington, Nov. 4.—The war de partment has received the following cablegram from General Otis: "Manila, Nov. 3.—On 1st Inst. Lieu tenant Slavens and eighteen men re conuoitercd MncArthur's frout, struck forty or more entrenched insurgents. Immediately attacked and dispersed them, killing three and wounding a number. No casualties. Yesterday Lawton's advance at Aliago struc en emy both west and south of city. Bat sou's Macabebec scouts, reconnolter* lng south, struck insurgents in am bush. Lieutenant Boutelle killed, one scout wounded. Batson routed enemy, who left seven dead In the thickets. Yesterday Bell, Thirty-sixth vol'in teers, with regiment and troop Fourth cavalry, cleared country of all armed insurgents from Florida Blanco to con siderable distance beyond Porac, pur suing them Into mountains, capturing nine of their cavalry horses, several guns, considerable property, killing, wounding and capturing a number of enemy, insurgent cavalry of that sec tion practically destroyed. Bell's cas ualties one man killed and two wounded." JEFFItIRS STILL CHAMPION* But He Had the U»rdui«t Fight of His Lift with .shut-key. New York, Nov. 0.—James J. Jeffries retuiued his title of heavyweight cham pion of the world after one of the hard est battles ever fought by big men In this county. The Los i&i&eles boiler maker won the race "on the wire," for tbe sailor was in tbe race until the last few jumps had to be surmounted. The ex-man-of-v.ar's-mnn carried battle to ills opponent from gong to gong, and at no stage, did he permit Jeffries to loaf always from the first the hurley marine held the center of the stage, while Jeffries came up for action. Ninety per cent, of the leads eaiue from the sinewy sailor boy. Had the fight ended with the twenty first round Sharkey would have been given the declsiou. With the ending •of the twenty-third round Siler would A A tlrement was announced those men- twenty-third round Siler would I tloned to succeed blip Included j£Qarly "&*e calicd it a draw. The last two I '-i j* rounds, however, were so far In, favor of the champion that the resultof the attie was apparent before the re feree, Siler, declared Jeffries victor. Sharkey's tactics were very rough, and lie clinched and brought his man's head into chancery a dozeu times dur ing the progress of the fight. He used the heel of his glove after every clinch, and in other ways transgressed the rules repeatedly. Jeffries did not fight in the form he displayed against Fitz sitnmons. He was wild in the earlier stages of the contest, and under the concentrated heat of 400 200-candle power arc lights showed but little of the power of his former engagements in the ring. His defense, too, was weak. Sharkey landed left nufl right swings repeatedly where Fltzslmmons had failed utterly. He bore in, under, over, and through Jeffries' guard at times as though the latter had none. to if SB If 5 5 t? 5 0 to I It was a good battle to watch, full of action. True, there were enough clinch es to dull the ordinary battle, hut this Is to be expected with two sucli Bo hemoths in the ring. The Chicago crowd won almost to a man. They placed their money with Jeffries' chances on the hypothesis that a big. good man was better than a good, little man, and along these lines they bet on Jeffries. 1301 »very man of prominence In Illinois who was doomed qualified for tbe du ties of the office and also willing to ac cept it. The reported decision to ap point Mr. Kifer will therefore be pecu liarly gratifying to his friends. It was an even match as to strength. The forcing was done by Sharkey, but effective countering stood this off to no inconsiderable extent. The matter of vitality did not figure as much under the heat as was anticipated. Siler and the seconds of the men suffered great ly from this, but the equatorial voy ages of the sailor and the blasting-fur naces experience of the boiler maker made botli men practically immunes. It was an earnest fight all the way through. Siler's decision, while In accord with the opinions of the winners, and ap posed Iii some quarters by the losers, is approved by the non-betting and neutral critics who saw the fight. After the fight it was ascertained that Sharkey had two ribs broken be fore the battle was half over, and had also wrecked his right shoulder. At Reported by R. G. Dun & Co.'# Agency. THE WAR IN THE TRANSVAAL. British Reverses In South Africa Have a Tendency to Cause the Englishmen to Look to America for Securities—Enor mous Sates of Wool at Boston—Shoe Dealers Refuse to Pay the Higher Prices Asked by the MHiiufHeturers. New York, Nov. G.—R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade says: British disasters in South Africa have brought to view something beside the steady self-reliance of the English people, that they hold not many Ameri can securities to be dislodged in' any tlm« for alarm, but are inclined to take more when stocks and money look for safe investment. A little decline of of a cent in wheat and 1% cents in corn does'not hinder exports, though it Is some evi dence that growers think they have ample supplies. Atlantic exports of wheat for Ave weeks have been, flour included, lS.GSU.uOU bushels, against 18,182,631 bushels last year, and Pa cific exports 2,713,551 bushels, against 8,917,434 bushels lust year. Western receipts of wheat have continued heavy, but have not rivaled last year's extraordinary outpouring, amounting to only 39,1)58,087 bushels In five weeks, Against 49,040,701 bush els last year,, but western corn re ceipts run ahead of last year's in the same weeks, and the exports have been 18,048,044 bushels, against 11,., 558,158 bushels last year. j!'?*'' EnormouN Sales of Wool. The enormous sales of wool at Bos ton, 21,557,500 pounds reported, mak I lng 25,3G8,700 pounds at tbe three chief I markets for the week, are extremely important. That not all is for eon sumption, "as the trade Is naturally tempted to believe, may be true, and yet actual purchases by the mills of half that quantity would imply ex traordinary encouragement respecting the demand for woolen goods. The prices have been generally advanced to an average scarcely below that of May, 1892, and for Ohio washed, light and dark unwashed, and pulled wool slightly higher. Expectation of higher prices at London prompted much speculative buying, but the demand for woolen goods is also undeniably encouraging. The cotton manufacture has also great demand, with prices constantly rising, so that with middling uplands at 7.56 cents goods are relatively nearer in price tliau they have been since Oct. 1, but whether both will ad vance much further depends upon the correctness of current estimates of the forthcoming crop. In the Iron Trnde. Prices of pig iron for early deliver ies are still advancing, but ns a great part of the demand has protected it self by contracts running far Into next year, including purchases of 50,000 tons Bessemer this week at $2.50, and as billets are quoted at $39.50 for spot, but $35 for next year, the market can be interpreted several ways. An thracite pig Is also quoted at $24.50 for early delivery and local coke at Ohicago. But no finished products have advanced during the last week, excepting refined bars, which the eastern association has put up $1 per ton. More weakness appears in some lines of which the works have not or ders running far ahead. But it is claimed that 1 £00,000 tons of rails, LONDON FKELS EASIER. Storlfrs of Disaster at Xudysmitli Officially Dented. London, Nov. .—Ail immense weight was lifted from the public mind by a brief official dispatch, published here, by which the continental stories of dis aster at Lndysmith were proved to be false, although the dispatch Itself re vived the anxiety of the more timid !n another direction, as it indicated that General White, instead of sitting tight and acting wholly on the defensive, as it is held in many quarters be ought to do, persists in making sorties and risking another Nicholsons Nek disas ter. Generally, however, the cheery tone of the dispatch, showlug that there Is no anxiety at Ladysmlth as regards the ability of the beleagured garrison t^ hold its own, has had an excellent effect on the country. From the fact that General White is able to take the offensive and shell a Boer cainp, It seems that Ladysmlth is not so closely besieged as was supposed. Not much importance, however, is at tached to the shelling of the Boer laag er, as the war office has no confirma tion of the story that the Orange Free Staters' camp at Besters has been captured. Were this true, it might have considerable effect on the future attitude of the Orange Free State, which is not so directly concerned in the conflict as the Transvaal. The evacuation of Colenso and the reported withdrawal of the British jK«P OLGNSO cwevELcr -I MAP SHOWING OOI.E3SO. force' from Stromberg are still unex plained.^ The former may ba due to either the Boer artillery rendering the place untenable, or to the fact that pressure elsewhere, possibly at I'ieter marltzburg. has necessitated the con centration at a threatened point of all available troops. It is said that If the objective of the Boers traversing Zululand was Pletennarltzburg, they ought shortly to be .heard from. That the position is regarded as serious is apparent from ,tho fact that British eruisel's !»rc hurrying to the Cape sta tion. With regard to Stormborg, it Is claimed that If it turns ont to- be true that the place has been evacuated, it may-either'be due to the impossibility at present'"of providing ati ndequate garrison lo'defend such impor&int sup plies against the Boer raids, or to change In General Buller's plans, whereby General Methuen's division will be landed at Durban to relieve General White. If the latter plan Is deckled on the nearest available stores are those at Stormberg and the quick est ]r._'thod of making the necessary provisions for an advance will be to railroad those- stores to east London whence they would reach Durban be fore the first troopship. Wofuen Working I he Farms. Cape Town, Nov. 6.—A delayed mes •snge from Klmbcrlcy says tlmt Colonel ,Turper recounoltered from that place t)ct. 31. The Boers fired thirteen shells .^without damage. Advices from Mafe 'king say the Boers stationed a big Pretoria gun with a range of seven miles aud fired sixteen shots, one hit ting the town and burning Well' store. The Boer farms are being worked by the women and Kaffirs. All the farms send fcgular contributions of supplies to the Boer commissary. 1IOBART SLIGHTLY WEAKER. Otherwise There Is but Little Change In II IH Condition. Paterson, N. .T., Nov. 0.—The condi tion of Vice President Hobart was but, little changed Monday except that he was slightly weaker. He spent fairly comfortable night and slept good part of the night. Dr. Newton again spent the night at Carrol Hall and said at S o'clock Monday morning that Mr. Holiart.rested as well as could be expected under the circumstances. He denied emphatically the statement published in one of the morning pa« pers to the effect that Mr. Ilobart was suffering from cancer of the stomach, He said that the statement given out by him several days ago with the con sent of the family entirely covered the malady of the vice president, and add ed that there had been no new develop ment of the disease. His official morn ing bulletin contained nothing beyond the above statements. Many letters and telegrams of syra pathy have been received and Mr. and Mrs. McKinley daily send a telegram and a box of roses and violets to Car rol Hall.. Dr. Newton said that Mr. Hobart took a lively iuterest in the news of the day, extending to the Boer situation and the coining election, but. that he (Dr. Newton) and the members of the family discouraged such discus sions as likely to unduly excite him Mr. Ilobart takes no solid food and comparatively little liquid nourish ment. His vitality, upon which he is living, is remarkable, and his cheerful ness Is a strong factor in sustaining the members of the family "In their affliction. He fully realizes that his end is near. 80 per cent of the entire capacity, has been sold for next year. Tin Is weaker at 30.50 cents and lake copper at 17 cents, while spelter is offered at 4.85 cents. Future Ord.r. Restricted, Dealers are refusing to pay the higher prices asked by manufacturers of boots and shoes to such an extent that future orders are somewhat re stricted. Yet the October shipments were 473,722 eases, against 415,259 last year, au Increase of 12 per cent, and 307,939 in the same week of 1892, an increase of nearly 30 per cent. Considerable irregularity appears. In the relation, between demand and sup ply, with rather more general hesi tancy in buying on the part of dealers In women's goods. Hides and leather remain strong, packers having somewhat advanced prices at Chicago, their supplies being sold four to six weeks ahead. ILLINOIS FLAG LAW VOII). Judge Gibbon. Denies the Constitutional ity of the Aob Chicago, Nov. 0.—That the Illinois flag law is unconstiutional was the opinion rendered by Judge Gibbons in deciding habeas corpus proceedings brought by J. J. Hartlgan of the Glas gow Woolen Mils, who was arrested on a charge of violating the statute. In unmistakable terms the Judge de clared that the informers' fee clause in the flag act Is against the spirit of American Institutions. It was held that the statute guaranteeing inform ers a Bhare of the line conflicts with the power of the governor, granted by the constituion, to pardon offenders and remit lines. The declsiou Is re garded with Interest by the bar, as il Is considered the first instance in the history of Illinois jurisprudence where the fact that a part of the Hue Im posed for the violation of an act lias been given to the informer has beeu used in questioning tbe validity of the •tatut*. Vatui Ski'' OUJOTOI of 8clioolbuyn. West Plains, Mo., Nov. G.—At Moun tain View, twenty-five miles east of here, Avery Smith killed George Humphrey, beating him to death with a baseball bat. Both were schoolboys 15 years old. They quarreled over game aud Humphrey, It Is said, threat ened to use a knife on Smith. Smith seized a bat and struck Humphrey on the head repeatedly. Smith was ar rested and brought to this" place for trial. Great Floods In Franee. Paris, Nov. 0—Dispatches received here from Nlmes, department of Gard, and Privas, department of Ardeche, say that great floods have occurred at those places, roads being cut through and several bridges and houses being Bwept away. The Ktrone is rising rapidly and has already overflowed Its banks at Avignon. Manchester Markets Hogs, perowt 8 ro®$4.70 Steors. perewt 4 Mi'ifors, nor cwt 8 Cows. Mueher's stock, per cwt ea rners, per cwt Turkey#, per lb Duuks, wlilto, per lb Duck*, dark. p«r lb Chickens, per lb Old ileus, per lb Corn, por uu 22@24 O U, jit*r bu T'Jiy, wild, por ton 4 fc®4 tme hay UOQ^I Potatoes, per bu Gutter, oroamory. por lb I'Mttcr, dairy, per lb Kggs, por do7. Tfinotliy Timothy seed... lover 8 W(14 NEW YOItK APPLES. By tho barrel, or in car load lots, $00 per barrel at D. V. ltliMoll &Co's. store. Call and *ee tills line fruit beforo buying. 45tf URIAH MOKEY. For Sale or Kent. Two hundred acres of choice lurid In suction J7. township 88, range 6. Easy terms aud low 1nce if taken soon. If not sold soon will be Ideated tor a term of years. A* S- COON, L. B, M, ManoheftUTi la, Jt -J-A sin FOR RENT. Good five room house. Enquire of 4ftlf MRS. E. \V. GATELY. Wonted Experienced sulcslady. No others nood aii r» ItACKKT STOltK, 44 f. Manchester, Iowa Otis Bowers & Al. Bueby's Minstrels. The above company of thirty nil hite performers, having HU open date between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, were induced by Manager Conger to olace it here and our people will have he pleasure of attending a performance just us presented in all the big cities. A company headed by Oils llowera, who for tbe pact 20 years has been prliicipal comedian with the famous I:e8ch & Bower's Minstrelp, and this year heads his own company, composed ofthe very cream of the minstrel profession will appear at the Opera Home on Sat urday night, November lltli, at which time all luverB of genuine minstrelsy should make ready to spend tin evening of social enjoyment Watch for the big street parade and concert in front of Opera House at 7 i. m. Bargain prices, 25, 35 & 50 cents [ieserved seats on sale Thursday morn ing at H. C. Smith's Drugstore. l.aGrippe, with its after eftects, an nually destroys thousands of people. It may be quickly cured by One Minute Cough Cure, the only remedy thai- pro duces immediate results in coughB,colds, croup, bronchitis, pneumonia and throat and lung troubles. It will pre vent consumption.—H. C. Smith. In the 'District Court of Iowa, In and for Delaware Connty, December Term, A. D., 1899. Newton Law ion, as"| puardlan Samuel Lttwton. Josica Stmpson.Ada CousinSiThomue Law ton and Newton Law ton, plaintiffs, V8 Mrs William N.Ham bleton, Isaac Douglass, Inez Elizabeth cstner Mary Ellon Dewoody, Ines Cblsner.InoKChlst ner, Mary Dewoody, Jo alna Simpson, and Ttaoj. Unknown Claimants ot the North fractional half of the Northwest quar ter of Section One, Township Eighty six, Noivh Range six West of tbe Fifth P. M., and the Southwest quartor of Section Thirty six, Township Eightysoven, North Range Six,-West of the fifth P. M. defendants. ORIGINAL NOTICE. TO SAID DERBNDANVS:— You and each of you are hereby notified that there Is nag on file in the office of the Clerk ot the Dl8tricTTJourt of Delaware county, Iowa, the petition of the above named p'.aintlh's claim ing that they are the absolute owners in fee of tbe real estate above desoribed and alleging: Th William N Hambloton was an unmar ried man on October 18,1888. at the time he ex ecuted and dollvered to Charles Wheeler a war rantee deed of the North fractional half (if) of the Northwest quarter pi) of section one (1. Township Eighty six (86) North Range Six (Cj, West of the Fifth P. M., in Linn county, Iowa. That the debt secured by a mortgage on said real estate made and exeouted on the 10th day of November, 1S69 by John Olade to Isaao Douglass, and which moitage is recorded in Liber 10 on page 91 In the. recorder's office of said Linn County, has been paid and that said mortgage should be satisfied of record. That one, Isaac Douglass, was on the 10th day of November, 1860. the owner of said real estate and on (hat toy conveyed the same warrantee deed to one, John Ulade. That sal_ DouglAFS was at the date of said conveyance, as petitioners are informed and believe, an un married man ihaMf ho wasthen married, the name and residence of his wire and the resi dence of her heirs, if she has deoeased, are un known to plalntifTs. X'bat one. Alexander Benchoter, 'was on the in day of May, t865,tae owner In'fee of the southwest quartevim of section thirty-six [36J. township eighty seven Mm, north range six  west of tbe fifth in Delaware county, Iowa, ^xccpt two [S] acres and sixty four  rods In the southwest corner thereof. That by the will if said Benschoter, his daughters, the defend* nts, Inez Elizabeth Crestnerand Mary EUen Dewoody, on said 1st day of Kay, 1865, became the owners in fee of said real estate, subjeot to tho support therefrom of their grandmother, Dlcna Bensoboter. That said Dlena Bensoho ter has since deceased, and before her death *he quit claimed her Interest in tbe said real 1 estate to said Inez Elizabeth Crestner and Mary Ellen Dewoody, who on the 8rd day of October, 1877. duly conveyed same to Malinda Lawton. That the mortgnee on said last desoribed nrcmlseB, made by Byron Lawton to Malinda Lawton and recorded In book 6 of Mortgages on page 212 in recorder's office of .said Delaware county, has been satisfied and should be releas ed of reoord. That the plaintiffs and those under whom they claim title now are, and for more than ten vears last past have been, in continued, actual, open, adverse, exclusive, visible, and-notorious nossesslon of-all of the real estate hereinbefore described, and that abstraots of the title to said real estate are attached to plaintiffs said petition. And proving that the title and estate of ,tho •lafntins In and to all of tbe real estate herein cforo described, be established against the defendants and all persons olalmlng by,through or under them, or either of them, ana all un known claimants to same, be barred and for* over estopped from having or claiming any ...... or title adverse to the plaintiffs, or either of them, in and to said premises or any part thereof: that the title to all of said real estate be quieted in plain* Ids, and for such other and furthor relief as may bo deemed equitanle in the premises. And that unless you appear and answer or pleadNthereto on or before noon of the 2nd day of the next term, being the December, 1899, term ot said court, which will commence at Manchester on the 25 day of December, 1899, default will be entered against you and judg ment and decree rendered thereon ,as provided by law. Dated this 7th day ot November, A D1899. IBRONSON & CABB. Attorneys for Plaintiffs. Upon reading the foregoing Notice, the same REFEREES' SALE OF REAL ESTATE, By virtue of an order of sale directed to the referees, Issued by the clerk of tlio District Court of Delaware County, Iowa,'on a decre» obtained In said Court on the ititli day of October, 1899. in favor of the plaintiffs, Sarnu Penney, et al*, and against James E. Kenny, pt al., defendants, for the partition of the real estate described In plaintiffs' petition, we will on the 22nd day of November, 1899, at 10 o'olock a. m„ be at tbe office of the Kowley House, in Earlville, &ald County, snd then and there receive bids and, if same are satisfactory, sell the following des fI1b^l rea' estste belongir to the heirs of the late ibomas Kenny* in Delaware County, Iowa, to-wit. The East half (J4) of the Northwest quarter [Hi of section nlno fnj the Northeast quarter [fcj of section nine [9fexcept one half (H) acre in the Northeast corner thereof: the Southeast quarter [fc] of theNorthwest quarter (K) of sectfon sixteen [IB] the Southwest quar- Also Lots Seven [71* and Eight (8) in Block Thirty eight  in Earlville, taid County Torms of sale, cash. Dated at Manchester, Iowa, this 8th day of November, 1899. W. H. NORRIS, H, F. AKNOOD, Referees E.U.Carr, Dr. Swinburne, of Earlville, has late ly returned from Chicago, where he at tended a two weeks course of lectures by eminent physicians and surgeons, feeling that his patrons are entitled to the best as well as to acquire new ideas and keep at tho front. The past year has ueen the most successful one in his practice, but he is determined to keep progressing with the profession. By meanB of numerous medical journals and books he keeps in touch with tbe latest and best of medical knowledge, aud is always on the alert to'secure the latest and best of remedies with which The Eureka ru—p weekly newspaper published In Delaware county, Iowa. Manchester, Iowa, November ?, 1899. 0-45 A. S. BLAIR, Judge of the 10th Judloial District of Iowa. Nebulizer. DO WE HANDLE YHEn? We!!, we should ejaculate! But we must close them out. POSITIVELY WILL NOT Carry them over until next Season. NO! Do we need the money? Do we want muchprolit? 'tMt29OPlK li IS KINO Well, We are busy now. DUNDEE, IOWA. WE We will give them away First or sell them so cheap you'll think it's Christmas and we are Santa Claus. Goods Guaranteed? Notice of Referees' Sale. By virtue of an order of sale directed to the undersigned refereos from the Clerk of the Dis trict court of Iowa In and for Delaware county, on a judgment obtained in said court on the'24th day of October, 1899, in favor of Leon H. Taylor, a* plalntill. and against Joshua McCall. Alfred NcCall. Lue lleasloy, Nellie Mc him, Nora McCall. Ralph UcCall, Mary Mc al, Jesse McCall, Joseph McCall, Fred Mc McCall, Ralph McCall. Roy Mc- OHllAlvin McCall. Vina McOall. Mlna Kelgle. i'lf* v« Snyder, Ralph A. Snyder ana Alfrod,M. Snyder as defendants, for the parti tion of the real estate named and described in the said plaintiff's petition, we will on the 2i.d dR.y,(lL December, J89», offpr for salo to the high est bidder the following described real estate, to-wit: Lot sixteen (10) of tho subdivision of part of the north ha*'(U) of the southeast quar* ter (U) and the south half (H) of the northeast quarter (i*) of section twenty-nine (29) nortli range five (6) wost of the 6th p. in. lenns of sale, for cash. Said sale to take .. place at the Court house door lu Manchester, lowa,atthehourof two o'clock p. in., of said day, when and where due attendance will be given 1/y the undersigned. 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