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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13, 1899. TILIPHONBNO. 154. I & jfdditional jCocal. —Mrs. Herbert Harris advertises that slie has a choice strain of bronze tur keys for sale. —You will not fail to notice that Harry Stewart is selling Manchester and Spring Branch creamer butter. —Mr. 'and Mrs. Cyrus Kenny and Mesdames Thomas Kenny and Robert Nicholson were shopping in this city Thursday. —Ezra Coats loBt a back pad and breeching belonging to a single harness, laBt Thursday. Finder will please not ify him, or leave at this office. —The following are the officers elect ed by the W. R. C. of Delhi, for the coming year: Jessie Doolittle, pres Hattie White, sr. vice Louise House, jr. Vice Laura Fuller: trees and Carrie Swinburne, chaplain. —The chair sale at A. D' Brown's Furniture store the past two weeks haB been very satisfactory to all concerned therein. He announces that he has received for the holiday trade the larg est shipment of medium and fine furni ture ever received by him. —Harry Glover, of Spencer, a former Manchester boy, has been tendered and has accepted the position of traveling auditor for the Floete Lumber Co. The headquarters of the company is at Spencer with branch yards in a large number of towns in'northwestern Iowa and the'Dakotas. —Weather Ftbphet Hicks predicts that from the IRth to 19th of the month many heavy winter storms may be expected on sea and land, followed by blizzards and a sweeping cold wave leaehingW^oUib-Sii\l lartrag up to re-, turn of storm conditions about 23rd to 25th, and that the month will end in a combined Vulcan and Mercury'' period, calling for heaVy snow and bliz-' zards, with great cold wave reachiiig in to January, 1900. —In the Mississippi valley this fall November has been' the most perfect thirty consecutive days of the twelve months. Homer made such days and nights divine and poured into them the lives of gods and goddesses—and no wonder. "When the mother of dawn, rosy fingered morning appeared" 'The goddess Aurora now aBcended wide OlympuB announcing the dawn to Jove and the other immortals" And in the ambrosial night divine dreams came to men. Iowa deserves its Iliad. Who will write it f—Gate City. Hi &v W j-*- «T, & •Is —At the surpr se party on Mr. Ed. Towlerton at the home of Edith Jami son in Delhi there were present: Misses Edith" Jamison, Viola Smith, Maude Swinburne, Gwen Perkins, Dorine Corbih, Bertha Holtzman, Pearl Delano Opal Stoner, Gladys White, Minnie JamiBon, Daisy Curry, Louie Beimner Messrs Ed Towlerton, Berl Pulon, Ar thur Reeder, Newton Flack, Irving Smith, Eldridge, Frank Howard, La Salle White, Lewie Keith, Jay Reed, Guy Smith Clark White. Thesurprise was a real one toEd and all present had an enjovable time. —When we purchased a supply of print paper for the Democrat four or five months ago we paid 81.80 per hundred founds for it. Last week we ordered another supply and had to pay 32.50 per hundred for the same quality of paper. The explanation of the sud den Increase in the price is that the paper mills formed a trust soon after we made the first purchase, and are now bleeding the smaller publishers without mercy. We are Informed by a traveling salesman for a paper firm that the large city papers were given the tip that' the trust was about to be formed and made contracts for their paper for a year, so that they are not at present affected by it. They will not howl until they are hurt, but it is now in order for the small fry to yell lustily, and thereby in a small degree relieve their feelings, but the trust will contin ue to bleed them just the same, —In response to the invitations sent out by Dr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Law rence and Mr. and Mrs. Will S. Heels, some eighty congenial spirits gathered at Pythian Castle on last Friday even ing and spent the time most merrily at whist and carromB. The ladies had conceived a color scheme of red and white, a pleasing combination which they carried out in their personal adorn ment, in the decoration of the rooms, and it was also used among the refresh ments. Nine games of whist were played with the result that for each of the four prizes, a cut bad to be made. Those winning lady's and gentleman's first, were Mrs. Ed. Wolcott and Mr. F. K. Gregg respectively, while the award ing of the consolatory offerings placed the superior cutting ability of Miss Mary Kenyon and Mr. Geo. Barr to the front. A delicious supper in three courses was served, and the company departed just within the midnight limit. The bostB and hostesses ot this occasion are to be congratulated upon the suc cess of this more than ordinarily pleas ant evening. —One of the happiest of receptions and dancing parties combined ever given in this city was attended last week Tuesday evening by some two hundred of the friendB of Mr and Mrs. J. B. Iloag and Miss S. Ethel Seeds. The receiving hours extended from half after seven until ten o'clock, and a large number called during these hours, filling the handsomely decorated rooms of Pythian Castle with exquis itely gowned women and elegantly groomed men. Mrs. Hoag in a gown of white over yellow silk and MIBB Seeds in a tasteful gown of plain white looked beautiful hostesses indeed as they, assisted by Mr. Hoag, received their gueBts and sent them on to engage in the brilliant conversation and merry chat prevaling throughout the roomB. Ices and small cakeB, coffee and wafers were served buffet to those attending the reception. At ten the dancing be gan and she of terpsichorean fame held full sway until long ofter the midnight hour. A course supper was served to the dancers. Orchestral music added the one thing needful to make this evening a most charming one through —Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Stiles wnre in Chicago Beveral days last week. —Mrs. George Walker, of Colesburg, was the guest of friends here Satur day. —A pleasant cinch party WBB held at the home of Miss Anna Georgen at Rockville last week Wednesday even ing. Those present were the Missos Phoebe Popham, NellieJBinning, Annie Stelken, Anna and Katie Dunkel, Fran ces and Mary Stelken, Alice Bell and Anna Georgen. Messrs. Fred Binnii g, John Lunbeck, Barney Stelken Jr., Andrew and John Raker, Henry |l'op ham, Joseph Dunkel, Joseph and Hen ry Stelken, John McKeever, John and Chas. Georgen, Joseph Miller, John Fitzgerald, John Werner, Jr., and John Selting. First prize was won by Barney Stelken, Jr., and the booby prize was won by John Lunbeck. All were en tertained in a manner pleasing to all by the hostess.—Commercial. THE CAPTAIN'S STORY. He Spins a Yarn Abnnt a Wonderful Recovery on Shipboard. A little group -r~" had been spinning yarns in the Votunila of the Walton for an hour or more when a bronze visaged, middle aged man joined the party. Several of the group recognized him as the captain of one of the big tramp steamers, which ply between Philadelphia and foreign ports, and a place In the circle was at once made for him. "We've been killing time telling sto ries," some one explained. "Suppose you turn In your contribution." The captain thought a moment and then smiled. "I was thinking of something that happened on my last voyage,, he final ly said. "We hnd on board as a cook big colored fellow, whose principal companion was a little yellow cur dog. One day while the cook was preparing some beef for dinner he let the heavy oleaver with which he was doing the chopping slip from his grasp. "It fell to the floor with a thud, and the cook emitted a howl of anguish that was heard all over the ship. The cleaver had struck one of his bore feet and sliced the big toe off as neatly OB a surgeon could have done It Here was a chance for the yellow dog, and he seized It. Making a dive for the severed toe, he swallowed It In one gulp and then made a bee Une for the deck. "This was more than the cook, craz ed with pain, could stand, and be hnrl ed the cleaver at the dog. His aim proved true, and hlB curshlp passed out of existence then and there. At this juncture the ship's doctor came np to find out what all the row was about When he learned the truth, be laughed. 'I'll flx that for you,' he exclaimed to the cook, 'wait till I get my Instru ment case.' "Within five minutes he had held a post mortem on the dog and recovered the lost toe. Washing it with antisep tics, he skillfully stitched It back In place again, and the cook hobbled back to his quarters minus his dog, but with many toes as he had ever had. That's about the only story I recall Just now, gentlemen. It has the merit of being true, however, and If you don't believe It come down to the ship any time and I'll show you the cleaver. The cook has quit tbe sea, and I don't know his present address."—Philadel phia Inquirer. Ha Couldn't Help It. The funnleBt interview I ever bad heard ot, relates Julian Ralph In hla remlnlscenoes, was when I was on the •toff of the New York Sun. I had been sent to look up some one In a suburb of the city. The address was a number on Fourth street, but, to my amaze ment, I found three such streets in the place. The house I sought was not In any of them. Tired and almost dis couraged I turned into a cobbler's shop, and seeing a bearded Qerman bending over a last In the glare of a swinging lamp, I cleared my throat and said: "I beg your pardon, but I am a re porter of The Sun"— "Well, well," he Bald soothingly, be fore I could finish the sentence, "you cannot help dot." I could not continue for a full mln ate, so struck was I by the unexpected philosophy and wisdom of his reply, could not help being a reporter, and I knew It. When I explained that wanted an address on Fourth street, and had already been to three Fourth streets, and would like to know If there were any more, he lifted his hammer and poised It In tbe air for half a minute. "You vant to know If dere Is some more of dose Fourt' streets?" he asked. "Veil, I vili tell you. I liuf lived here dwenty years, trying to And somedlngs owt, and I didn't find anydlngs owt yet." The Older Booth's Beautiful Read* lnv. I never heard any one read just like tho elder Booth. It was beautiful. He made tbe figure stand before you! It was Infinitely tender. Some of tbe passages of "Lear" wore touching in tbe extreme, tbougb be used Gibber's frightfully bad edition of that sublime tragedy. He bad some very odd ways at times. We were playing "Hamlet" one night In Natchez, and during Ophelia's mad scene a cock bogan to crow lustily. When the curtain fell upon that fourth act, this crowing became more con stant. And when the manager could not find Mr. Booth to commence the next act be looked up and saw him perched on the top of the ladder, which was the only way to reach the "flies' In that primitive theater. Tbe manager ascended the ladder and had quite a lengthy discussion with Mr. Booth, who at last consented to come down on condition that he should resume his high position after the play and remain there until Jack son was re-elected president.—"Autobi ographical Sketches of Mrs. John Drew." in Scrlbner's. Attending Hie Own Fnneval* An interesting story Is told about French cab driver named Prosper Bo mieu, who actually attended his own funeral. Some time ago Itomieu was convicted of some offense and sentenc ed to a term of imprisonment. Since then he had been in biding at,the house of a brother. The brother died, and an inspiration occurred to the convict ed cab driver. Accordingly he obtain ed a certificate of his own death and attended as chief mourner. The fraud might never have been discovered, and Homieu might havi passed as his own brother to his dying day but for the fact that at the grave side there was a policeman who hap pened to know him. The policeman accosted him and, on getting an an swer, said facetiously, "This is the first time I have hoard a dead man speak." The unlucky dissimulator was haled off to the bureau and bos since been sentenced to five months' 1morison* Best THE FORCE OF WAVES. GENTLE ROLLS OF WATBR HOLD A FEARFUL POWIR Gronnd gem on the Bagllik Whioh Wreck Veueli on Day*—These Swell* Strike WtOi Force of a Ton to tbe Sqiuire t»ok Many visitors to the coast are sorely puzzled when a boatman either refuses to put off from the shore, or at most go far from land, on a day when then Is no sign of an approaching storm and the water Is only moved by a loaff and gentle rolling swell. Argument is of no avail, and If the old salt Is pushed for a reason he wfll only reply with some cryptogramic re mark about "the ground sea," the questioner then retiring more bewil dered than before. It Is hard to understand how such a gentle swell can presage danger, bat to experienced eyes It gives a warning that must be heeded. All along the west and parts of the south coasts of England and Ireland, as well as the west coast of Scotland, uncounted tales are told of ships which on a per fectly calm day have been within a few hours first caught by a gentle roll of the water and finally thrown on a rockbound shore by the dreaded 'ground sea." To understand this curious marine phenomenon it must be borne In mind that out on the Atlantic waves are of ten formed to a heigh of 40 feet. Driv en before a heavy gale, these advance at a rate of from 80 to 40 miles an hour. Traveling at such a rate, they soon get out of the wind swept area. But even tbougb, for them, the storm is past they still roll on in fury, their undulations often being felt BOO miles from the point of their creation. In the region of the storm these waves are fierce, breaking billows, but as they get farther away they settle down into long, rolling ridges, which travel onward in long, unbroken perfectly parallel with each other. Out on the open sea these ridges of ten stretch out for a distance of over 30 miles, and they travel In threes, each successive wave being larger than Its predecessor. Tbe sight Is an Imposing one. The farther they progress the small er they become In height, but this Is compensated for by the fact that their motion Is communicated to the mass of water below, until the roil be de tected fully 50 feet under the surface. This gives them the name of "groand sea." In this peculiarity their danger lies, for when a becalmed ship is caught In them, her draft, the resisting power that enables her to ride out a storm, becomes the fulcrum which the liquid mass uses to hurl her onward to de struction. On a calm day any sailing craft caught In the "ground sea" near a rocky shore is as good as lost, unless wind can spring up and enable her to beat out to sea. Many a ship hais met this fate. The reason many more do not get lost is due to the gentle Bwell that so deceives a landsman and warns a sailor. As the "ground sea" advances it pushes a certain amount of water be* fore It. This also forms Into ridges, like its pursuer, but of less height and approximately no depth. The "false sea," as It is called, is lit tle more than a rolling swell, but It gives a warning of from 20 minutes to two hours' duration, enabling a ship to either run Into port, get out to sea or securely anchor while at the sea* side resorts the boatmen run close In shore to the surprise of the "trippers." When It Is remembered that a wave 20 feet high, which is often attained by the "ground sea," strikes with a force of one ton to the square inch, the ne cessity for caution will be recognised. All waves that come in parallel ridges, however, are not dangerous, as there is a "wind billow" that Is closely allied to the "ground sea" In appear ance. "Wind billows" are due to a heavy wind blowing but a few miles off the land, but as they have had but a com paratively short distance to travel they have no depth. Consequently even a rowing boat Is perfectly safe on them if properly handled. These waves usually appear when there Is a comparative calm near tbe shore, their great point of difference from the "ground sea," in appearance being that their unbroken lines are nearer and are all equidistant, not traveling in threes. Generally the "wind billow" does not break Into foam, but occasionally this happens when they are coming In against the tide. Then It Is bard to de tect them from ordinary waves, the product of a local windstorm. These always break Into foam at their crest, the "white horses" of the marine poet. Remembering these peculiarities of the various waves will save tourists considerable disappointment when wis er heads bid them keep to the land, for, to them, no apparent reason, while It may keep them from rushing Into unknown dangers. One other fact Is also worthy of mention, as It may prove of advantage should a boat drift out to sea with an Inexperienced crew and no compass aboard. Then, If a "ground sea" is "running," set your mind at case, for you can steer by It, as, on tbe English and Irish coasts at least. It always comes from the northwest.—Pearson's Maga zine. California's Shark Oil Industry. The making of shark oil Is the Im portant Industry of McQarvln's Oove, near Riverside. The process of manu facture Is decidedly primitive. Tbe sharks are caught In every Imaginable way, by bait and hook, but principally with the Belne. The livers, which con tain the oil, after being taken from tbe fish, are rendered out in cans set over a brush fire, reminding one somewhat of the process of obtaining the oil from whale blubber. The oil Is then put Into casks and shipped to Los Angeles. The coarser grades are used In the making of tarpaulins and other oiled cloths for use aboard ships, while the finer grades are put Into the so called cod liver oil of commerce. The sharks average from 10 to 28 cents' worth of oil apiece, and a day's catch usually nets about $40.—Riverside Press. Isolated People of the Earth. The people who live In the northern portion of the peninsula of Kamchatka are probably the most Isolated In the world. The people have practically no communication with others than their own tribe, being seldom visited by travelers. The inhabitants of the New Siberian Islands arc also detached people, for they can only communicate with tbo mainland once a year even If the weather Is favorable. The pygmies of the great central Af rican forests, If tliey can be called a tribe, have also been a people apart. For age's their existence was little Ihave inore than legendary, nud only two ex peditions commanded by white men, ever oenetrated Into their abede.. CRAZY JOURNALISM. H1W8PAPW8 PUBLISHED BV TK3 FOR LUNATlOa (k. Publications That An •adkoaaes and Asr meat Hittnlr Free and MslaachoUa. Dotted here and there over the earth are little colonies whose tnhnlillsnta are cot off from all intercourse with the everyday world by their own Idiosyncrasies. Bach individual lives In a world of his or her own creation, which. In tte majority of cues, only two outside Interests ever succeed In reaching—namely, the asylum doctor and the asylum magazine. In some cases the proof sheets are Just glanced at by the head doctor be fore the magazine goes to press, but they are written, printed and published by the Inmates themselves. Although America produced the first two lunatic Journals, to Scotland be longs the credit of having started the first paper of this kind which has sur vived Its Infancy. In fact, the birth lunatic Journalism took place when tbe first number of The New Moon was la sued from the Crlchton Royal asylum, Dumfries, on Dec. 3. 1844. Since that date the following haTe been success fully launched: The Mornlngslde Mir ror, from the Royal Edinburgh asy lum Tbe Excelsior, from James Hur ray's Royal asylum, Perth The Fort England Mirror, Qrahamstown, South Africa The Hurthly Magazine, from the Perth County asylum Under tbe Dome, the organ of Bethlehem Royal hospital, London, and The Conglomer ate, which belongs to the Mlddletown asylum, New York. These magazines touch tbe Journal istic ideal, as, being written by the readers for their amusement, they can not fall to hit the popular taste. We find that those mentally deranged like about four-ninths of their reading to take the form of travel and heavy prose articles of a strictly theoretical nature. The rest of the contents cornea In order of quantity as follows: Hu mor, local notes, poetry, chiefly In a light vein special articles on local the atricals and fiction. The most striking feature about these Journals Is the almost total ab sence of gloom and melancholia, and we have it on the word of the doctor of one of the leading asylums that this is not owing to such contributions be ing tabooed. But now and again one comes on a poem or tale drenched with melancholia and morbid insanity. In one of these Journals appeared a story, written In the first person about a hero —undoubtedly the writer—who had hla head twisted round the wrong way. Tbe consequence was he Invariably had to walk in the opposite direction to which he wanted to walk. ThlB ter rible fate haunts him right through the story, causing him to lose friends, money and everything else which man holds dear and ends up by his. In hla own mind, murdering the girl who was to save him from himself. According to the story, the heroine was standing on the edge of a great precipice. The hero Is standing near. Suddenly the heroine becomes giddy and totters on the brink. The hero tries to dash forward and save her, but of course runs the other way. Here comes a:break In the narrative, which Is finished ly the following sentence: "And the Kates nil asylum for those mentally (l.'iannecl shut the writer off from bis friends In the outer world." Apart from sueli tragedies as the above, tile whole of these Journals are saturated with humor. In one we find the following unions "Questions We Want Answered:" "Wlirn iloes the queen of Sheba in tend to ri'cu rn!i:p the royal rank of the 'Prince ol Wau*sV* Did 'Marie Corelli1 really tweai: the doctor's nose? Why did 'Rtinjr throw the hall at 'W. Q.V IM-JIU d'.n Hi£ practice at the nets?" Per •nips it should he explained that the ::c '. referred to above are not ilmse known to the public, but other [u.'i's.ujs who claim their personalities and are detained In the asylums for that very reason. A writer In The Fort England Ulnar gives the following reason for his de tention: "I met a young widow with a grown stepdaughter, and the widow married me. Then my father, who waa a widower, met my stepdaughter and married her. That made my wife the mother-in-law of her father-in-law and made my stepdaughter my mother my father my stepson. Then my step mother, the stepdaughter of my wife, had a son. That boy was, of course, my brother, because he was my fa ther's son. He was also the son of my wife's stepdaughter and therefore her grandson. That made me grandfather to my stepbrother. Then my wife had a son. My mother-in-law, the step sister of my son. Is also his grandmoth er, because he Is her stepson's child. My father Is the brother-in-law of my child, because his stepsister Is bis wife. I am the brother of my own son, who is also the child of my step-grandmoth er. am my mother's brother-in-law, my wife 1B her own child's aunt, my son Is my father's nephew, and I'm my own grandfather. And after try ing to explain the relationship In oiir family some seven times a day to our calling friends for a fortnight, I waa brought here—no, came of my will." Another declares that he never found rest from his mother-in-law before, and he intends to hoodwink the doctors as long as possible. And yet another points out that It has always been the fate of really great men to be Ignored or 111 treated by their contemporaries, and that Is why he Is now detained. "For the thick skulls and those of lit tle sense are Jealous of my being the first to discover that we could all live forever If we would only walk on our heads Instead of our feet" —London Mall. Memory. If It should he asked what possession I most valued, I would say some beau tiful memory. Memory Is possession. It Is the only thing on earth that Is ab solutely ours, which no one can take from us. We can produce and enjoy In a crowd of uncongenial people easily as If we were alone. No noise can drown Its voice no distance can dim Its clearness. Strength, hope, beauty, everything else, may pass. Memory will stay. Tke Future enfolded. She—Suppose 1 didn't dress as well aB 1 do now, would you love me as much? He—Certainly, dear. Why, that Is as much as to say that I won't care for you after we are married.—Detroit Free Press. -s 'fter Weakness. He—This shoe doesn't fit Try a big ger one. She (severely)—No, sir bring me the same size a little larger.—Denver Sun. Inquisitive people are the funnels of conversation they do not take In any thing for their own use, bat manly to put it t* another.—% ,y when you start out to buy Christmas presents. you care to make. Real Xatate Transfers. For week ending November 27, 1899. Lucy Howdoshell and hus nt al to Mich ael Carmandy. Lot 71. MasonvlUe 100 00 Henry Schules and wf to Francis Weste melers acres In no1. seK sec 11 twp 90 range 4 so 00 Archie Arbuckle and wf to Frank Mil* ler undK pt sex nefc and pt eu s«4 neM sec29, and sex ne4 ands pt ne^ se^ and sH seK and 1 aero olT soty swK sec 17, and nex nej* sec 34, and swx nwX swij and swx swii sec 20 all In townshlp9Q), range 4 040 00 Mary Semple No tile et al to Edward A Dutton acres In lot 4 of subd of wH nett and pt WV4 swK sec 6, twp 88, fi.. 850 00 Melissa A Porter and bus to LCoolldge lots 10,11,12,blk 2 of Blxby & Mlnklers add to Edgewood 700 1D Elliott May and wf to Fred Whitman 70 acres In sefc swX sec 1, twp 83,K 6 260 00 W 8 Kenyon and wf to Sheldon 5 acres of sex neX. sec 16. twp to, l.. :«j|00 Tbos Elder and wf to Grant Brayton e}4 nex and neX «eX, seo 2, twp 88, R6 8000 00 Batemon and wf to .18 Knowles lots 7G4 to 702 Inclusive. Delaware 160 oo Livingston & Williamson to Henrietta Stoddard lot B4, public square add to Hopklnton Louisa B'aiidCeiiaO Whitman'to j"G Fleming ex lot 18 of subd of lot 11 in subd of swX and nwx sec 28, twp 89, 5 W A Whitman to Fleming wK of liisame Slreent A Pai :e and wf to Villa Hit ey lots 258 to 270 Inaluslve and lots 3'1 to 818 Inclusive, MasonvlUe Mason Work. I am prepared to furnish estimates and guar antee satisfaction on all kinds of Mason work. C. F. MILLER, !7tf Manchester, Iowa. Farm for Sale. The Olark farm, consisting of 200 acres of cul tivated land and 20 acres of timber Is for sale. It Is located about 6 miles south east of Manchester on the Delhi road. For particulars address or call on Bronson ft Oarr, Manchester, Iowa, Mrs. R. Churchill, Berlin, Vt., says, "Our baby was covered with running sores. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cured her." A specific for piles and skin diseases. Beware of worthless counterfeits.—H. C. Smith. For Sale or Sent. My farm in Milo township, 2X miles south of Manchester. Enquire at Thorpe Bros*, store, or Mrs. C. Tlerney, Manchester, Iowa. 47tf True beauty comes from within, instead of without. A beautiful face is the outward sign. That's why Rocky Mountain Tea makes women beautiful.—Smith's Pharmacy and Gregg & Ward. HOUSE TO BENT. The Denton residence property near the High School building Is for rent. Inquire of I9tf B, W, TIRRLLL. FOB SALE. Two ilne business houses on Franklin street, bringing an annual rental of $1140. Also }ot23 and w£ of lot 2* in Burrlneton's additlon to Manchester, all belonging to the estate of Mary A. Denton, deceased, will be sold at private sale by order of the court. B. W. TIBBILL. 47-tf. Executor. "I was nearly dead with dyspepsia, tried doctors, visited mineral springs, and grew worse, I used Kodol Dyspep sia Cure. That cured me." It digests what you eat. CureB indigestion, pour stomach, heart burn and all forms of dyspepsia.—H, C. Smith, SMOKE San Mateo 6c Clears. Strictly pure and absolutely free from artificial flavor. tftf B. B. BBIOGS. M'fg. Chimneys Cleaned, I have got a patent aevlse for cleaning chim neys. If you want yours cleaned leave orders for me at Heth Brown's or Graham & Son's. I also do all kinds of mason work and white wash ins, build chimneys and cisterns and do repairs. All work warranted to give satisfaction. JOHN "Shall We have a full stock of just the things thaf everybody wants KO 00 For week ending December 4.1899. Jos E Blllmeyer and wf to Jas E Kenney wtt nwX nwx less a strip of IK rods wide. Also a strip SO ftwlde oB side of nwx swX sec 18, twp 88. 8 2400 00 Ltda Staehle and bus to Anna S Lan dls wx of lots IS and 16 of blk 2, Bak er's 1st add to Greeley except railroad rt of way Roger HeSerman to Tbos Hines nH swX see27, twn 88, R8 .?..... Delaware County State Bank to E W 000 00 2800 CO Klrkpatrlck that pt of lots 648 and e» lot S49 Manchester as lies of lOSftof said lots Livingston 6 Williamson to Henrietta O 600 00 Stoddard lot 24, public square add to Hopklnton Jollc Rellly and wf to Tony and Barbara 660 00 Cass rti nex and neX seX sec 100 twp 2625 00 COO 00 1000 00 Shorthand and Typewriting:. Having opened an office over the ex press QfSce, I am prepared to do Bbort* hand and typewriting for the transient and general public. Prices reasonable. I am also prepared to make duplicate copies of all legal documents, etc., etc. Will make a specialty of mimeographic copies. will bepleaBed.to receive your pat ronage. RALPH W. CONGER, Manchester, Iowa. All orders left with Mr. Allison Doo little, at the express office, will be called for. 47w4 Bronze Turkeys For Sale. New Blood. MoAUster strain. $2 a piece. GOtf. MRS. HERBERTHAKRIS. For Sale or Rent. The 200 acre farm I am offering for sale or rent three miles south ot Manchester is under a good state of cultivation, good fences, never failing supply of water, nice new barn with basement, and a good comfortable house and cellar. A bargain, little money down, long time and a low rate of Interest. 49 A. S. OOON, L. B, so, Manchester, NOTICE. All persons knowing themselves to be indebt ed to the Ann of Story & Abbott wlU please call aud settle before the flrst day of, January* 1900. 49 W. A. ABBOTT. 80 Acre. Farm adjoining this city for sale. Terms easy Inquire of BBONSON A Mibs Annie E. Gunning, Tyre, Mich., says, "I suffered along time from dys pepsia lost flesh and became very weak. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure com pletely cured me." It digests what you est and cures all formes of stomach trouble. It never fails to give immedi ate. relief in the worst cases.—H. C. Smith. TO 8tf TOWSLEB. J. B. Clark, Peoria, III., says, "Sur- geonBcured wanted to operate on me for piles, ut 1 them with DeWitt's witch fiazel Salve." It Is infallible for piles and skin diseases. Beware of counter feits.—H. C. Smith. PROCLAMATION AND NOTICE OF SPE CIAL ELECTION. TO TUB QUALIFIED V0TKR8 OF MANCHEH TKR, IOWA: Pursuant to a resolution regularly adopted by the City Council of Manchester, Iowa, on the 27th day of November. 1890. notice Is hereby given that on the second day of Janu ary, 1900 a special election, as provided for in Sections 720 and 721 of the Code, will bo held In said City, at which election the following ques tion will be sobmltted: A, L. Beardslee and his assigns be granted the right to erect and maintain, for a period of ten  years, an electric plant for the purpose of supplying the City of Manchester, Iowa, and its inhabitants with electricity for il luminating and other electrical purposes, In cluding the right to occupy with its poles, wires and other fixtures the streets, alleys and public parks of said City." Thepoliing plaoes at said speolal election will be as follows: First Ward, S. A. Steadman's harness shop. Secodd Ward. Flremans'Hall, City building. Third .Ward, w. G. Hitchcock's residence. The polls will open at elghto'clock a. m. and close at six o'clock p. m. Dated Manchester, Iowa, November 27c 1899, ATTEST: 8. A STEADMAN, B* B. ROBINSON, Mayor, OMk. tSwi. ^l fCeep the packet Store ip jVlipdl We can show you appropriate gifls for young and old, costing from a m6re trifle Our stock is well assorted and comprises the greatest gathering of desirable merchandise we have ever offered holiday patrons. s», We know we never offered more for the money than we do at the present time. You must come, make your selections and be yourself the judge. ',1 KEEP THE PACKET STOPE ]\i )vijjm DO WE HANDLE YHEH? Well, we should jaculate! First or sell First or sell them •T„Ee?0PEi' IB Kl Nfl DUNDEE, IOWA. Residence Property for Bale. A good house, barn and large lot lu Manchester for sale at a Bargain. Long time given on half of purchase money if desired. Inquire of BBONSON & CARE. CYCLONE AND TORNADO Insurance in flrat class companies written and policies tsiued by BBOHSON tf CARB. tf & Three tours of the beautiful Island of Puerto Blco are scheduled to leave Chi cago January 11, February IS, and March 8. Special Pullman sleeping and dining cars will convey tbe party toMew York, thence on board the splendid new Bteamships Ponce and San Juan through and around the island by rail, automo bile, carriage and boat. Tickets Include All Expenses Everywhere. These select limited parties will be under the special escort of Mb. falter Boyd Townsend under the management of TBE AUERIOAN TOURIST ASSOCIA TION, Beau Campbell General Manager, 1423 Marquette Building, Chicago. Itineraries, Maps and Tickets can be had on application to the Agents of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul By. 47-4w. Through Pullman Tourls Bleeping Oar Service To Texas, Old Mexico And California. via the Chicago Great estern By. to Kansas City ana the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, the San Antonio & Arkansas Pass and Southern Pacific Railways through Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso and LOB Angeles to San Francisco. The only through car line from the Northwest to Texas points and con necting at Spofford Junction foi all points in Old Mexico. A new weekly service established on November ,3rd and continuing weekly thereafter. They will be in charge of an experi enced oflicial and will leave Minne apolis at 10:45 p. m. and St. Paul at 11:20 p. m. every Friday and reach Dallas the following Sunday, San Antonio on Monday, £1 Paso on Tues day, Los Angeles at noon Wednesday and San Francisco early Thursday morning. These cars are the Standard Pullman Sleeping Cars, simlliar to those tun on all transcontinental lines and the charges for berths are about half those charged in regular Standard Pullman Sleepers. To persons who have made the trip to California via other routes, this Southern route will prove a most delightful change, and to persons contemplating a trip to Texas or Mexican points it furnishes facilities heretofore unoffered. This car maybe taken at any point along the Line of the Chicago Great Western Railway between Minneapolis and Kansas City. For full information and MsiBtbnce call on or address any Chicago Great Western Agent, or F. H. Lorn, General Passenger & Ticket Agent, 113 Aiams St., Chicago. 44-9 llore Good Towns. The B. C. B. & N. B'y is rapidly piak ing headway on their new line from Worthington to Hardwick, Minn. 'This line, when completed, will be about 35 miles long and will open the richest part of the country in southwestern Minne sota. This line is now complete to Beading and will soon be open to Wil mot. Both of these towns are in a fine part of the country and merchants and professional men ckn find good opening. Address all inquiries to Thomas H. Brown Sioux Falls, S. D. Those wishing to locate at Maple Hill or Luzon, on our new line from Arm strong to Estherville, should address tip Road and spring Wagons. But we must close them out. POSITIVELY WILL NOT Carry them over until next Season. NO! WE We will give them away CA »N IL.'.I. I*.»_ Oo Santa Claus. lAi Do we need the money? Do we want muchprofit? must- OABB. Hones Wanted. A lew good horses lor eastern markets, must be sound and In Hood condition. Enquire at my place on Union street in Manchester. 89tf T.w. ROBINSON Makes (at, blood, and muscles more rapidly than any known remedy. It's food for the luoou, brain, and nerves. That's what Rocky Moun tain Tea Is,—Smith', Pharmacy and Great ft Ward. Puerto Rico. Notice of Application For Permit, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF IOWA, IN AND FOR DELAWARE COUNTY. December Term, A. D. 1899. In the matter or J. P. Striegal. a Registered Pharmacist, for a permit to buy, keep, and sell Intoxicating Uquor. To WHOH IT MAY CONCEltN: Notice la hereby given that the application of the undersigned J. P. 'Striegal, a Registered Pharmacist, No. 6610, doing business under the arm name of J. P. Striegal & Co., ol Ryan, In County of Delaware, State of Iowa, praying' for a permit to buy, keep, and sell Intoxicating liquors In the building on Lot Five 161 Block Thirteen  In town of Ryan In County of Dela ware, Stato of Iowa, Is now on file In the office of tbe Clerk of the District Court of said County, and that said cause will come on for hearing In said court at the to as expensive a present 4 IS A HOT PLACE, BUT THE "WARMEST" THINGS YOU ever heard of those Cooper Buggies, Surreys cheap you'll think it's Christmas and we are You know it! And what's More, WE NEED THE ROOM. Decemberterm of said court to be begun and held at the Court House in Man chester, lowa on the 25th day of December 1899. Dunham, Norrls ft Utiles, J. P. 8'riuKOAi., 8w3 Att'ys for Applicant. Applicant. Great Clubbing Offer. All our farmer readers should take ad vantage of the unprecedented clubbing offer we this year make, which includes with this paper, The Iowa Homestead, its Special Farmers Institute editions, The Poultry Farmer and The Farmers' Mutual Insurance Journal. These four publications are the best of their class and should be in every farm home. To them we add for local, county and general news our own paper and make the price for the five for one year $1.90. Never before was so much superior reading matter offered for so small ui. amount of money. The four papers named which we club with our own are well known throughout tbe west and commend themselves to the reader's favorable attention upon mere mention. The Homestead is tbe great agricultur al and live stock paper of the west The Poultry Farmer is the moBt practical poultry paper for the farmer published In the country The Farmers^ Mutual Insurance Journal is the special advo cate of farmers' co-operative associa tions, and the Special Farmers Institute editions are the most practical publica tions for promoting good farming ever published. Take advantage of this great offer. tf YOU ABE A DEMOCRAT. and, of course you want a democratic news paper, the Chicago DlBpatch Is the great demo crats newspaper of tlio country. It advooatos the readoptlon of the Chicago platform and the renomlnatlon of William Jennings Bryan. There has never been a political campaign that will equal In Importance that of tho one to be fought next year' The Republican party, backed by the money power of this oountrv and Europe. Is alsrt and aggressive. Flushed with the victory of three years ago It will seek by every means In Its power to mantaln Its sn premacy. Democrats must be up and doing. They must wage an unceasing war Upon their enemies. In no better and more effective way can this bo done than by the circulation of good, sound democratic newspapers. Tbe publisher of the Chicago Dispatch will send a copy ot the Chi cago DlBpatoh from now until Jan. 1st. 1901, for but should Induce your friends to join you. By a little effort you can easily raise a club of ten or twenty subscribers. An extra copy for club often. Mr. John DOWB, of Armstrong, Iowa, for suoh information as they desire. JOHN PiFlRkijH, 4'Q'^i & T. A., The Chfoago Dispatch Is Indorsed by William Jennings ryan and other Democratic leaders. Address The Chicago Dispatch, 120 Not a cent. We expect to lose money on-* some jobs ecause we must sell them al TOO BAD to have to sell them so cheap, but we. Not a job on hand January ist, 1900. That's what we are aiming for. S- Goods Guaranteed? That's Guarantee enou gh. WHAT MORECOULD YOU ASK? Well, We are busy now. Come in and we will talk to you. IF YOU'VE HEART TROUBLE, be careful. Our prices are SUDDEN SHOCKS. Your's busily, DUERST & DUERST, Personally Conducted Tours to Cali fornia in Pullman Tourist Sleep ing Cars. via the Chicago Great Western to Kansas City and the Santa Fe Route to Los Angeles and Southern California. The true winter route avoiding cold weather and snow blockades. Com mencing Monday, October 23rd, and on every Monday following, one of these new Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars will leave Oelwein, at 2:55 p. m. via the Chicago Great Western for Los Angeles and Southern California via Kansas City, and reaching Los Angeles the following Friday morning, thus avoid ing all Sunday travel. These tours are personally conducted by an experi enced railway oflicial, who accompanies the train to its destination. The cars are well equipped for a long journey and are as comfortable as the Pullman Sleepers, while the price is only $6.00 for a double berth, less than half the price in the Standard Sleepers. For full information inquire of any Chicago Great Western Agent, or address F. H. Lord, General Passenger & Ticket Agent, 113 Adams St. Chicago. 42wll THE BU GOV EN strong the frame of the moth« give lawsito the land. All mottV Rocky Mountain Tea. Gives 85 cents,—Smith's P*- Ward, In the District Court of Iowlrtb*SnJ 1or^ Delaware County, December Term A. D„ 18W. Newton Lawton, as guardian of Samuel Lawton. Josloa 6 Simpson, Ada Cousins/Thomas Law- t. ton and Newton Law ton, plaintiffs, Mrs William N. Ham* bleton, Ieaao Douglass, Inez Elizabeth Orestnor Mary Ellen Dewoody. Incs CtaiHner.lnezOhl8t ner, Mary Dewoody, Jo sina Simpson, and The Unknown Claimants or tbo North fractional half of the Northwest quar ter of Seotlon One, Township Eighty six North Range six West of the Fifth P. M., and the Southwest quarter of Section Thirty six. Township Eightyseren, North Range Six, West of the fifth p. KB defendants! rj ORIGINAL NOTICE TO SAID DEFEKDAJTrs:— You and each of you are hereby notified that thn *5 °®°o or the Clerk of ing that they are the absolute owners' in .fee of "Si®'deaorlbod and aliegtng: in it William N Hambleton was an nnmar* rlea man on October is, 1868. at the time he ex ecuted and delivered to Charles Wheeler a war rantee deed of the North fractional half of the Northwest quarter (U) of se&Unc one (1). Hf-,n Mnn county Iowa, iiiat the debt seoured by a mortgage on Mid real estate made and exeouted on the Sescribed, and 122 Filth Avenue, Chicago, 111. We will furnish the Ohlcago Dispatch and the gsgojMjons year for»l«. Apply to aamjhM' 10th pflg»e waB ftt day of November, 1669 by John Glade to Isaao i),Hugl?S8'and which mortage 1b reooraed In PJSfr !2.? H.,n She recortlWB office of said Linn Countv. has been paid and that Mid mortgage should be satisflefbf record. mat one, Isaac Douglass, was on the tOth day of November. 1869, the owner, of said real estate and on that Cay conveyed the same by warrantee deed to ono, John Qlado,-: That said ?»°«5La*8.8 date of said oonveyanoe, aB petitioners are informed and believe, an un married man that If he was then married, the name and residence of his wife and the resi dence of her heirs, if she has deo known to plaintiffs,. That one. Ale) "(bui 1st day of May, the owners in LJJPnJI).ewoody» are w- ADtbft ion the southwest quajvt township efgbPlfa. Geor,vM west of tbo BfW except two Ausic Iowa, MSSg&J"rtMngiose ~ids in ,.^e wiU ttefeni* Ellen tho support**thefC^. u. Dicnu Beuechoter.. TDtJyi uouBuuowa-, xiibb't/oHir Dlena tor bus slncc deceased, and before slie quit olalmcd her interest In the estate to said Inez Elizabeth Orestnor a ranq a wh0 °n the «rd day of 1877. duly conveyed same to Malihda U... „. «Lth0 mortgage on said last denijbed promises, made by Byron Lawton to Lawton and recorded In book 6 of Mortgages on pogoilSin recorder's office of said Delaware ed^frewrd ^6en 8atisficd and should be releas- That the plaintiffs and those under whom tbey claim title now are, and for more ten years last past have been, in oontinued, actual, open, adverse, exclusive, visible, and notorious osseaelon of all of the real estate hereinbefore and that abstracts of the title to petition eBtute Qro attached to plaintiffs said And praying that the title and estate of the plaintiffs in aud to all of the real estate herein before described, be established against the defendants and all persons claiming by.through or under them, or either of them, ana all un known claimants to same, be barred and for ever estopped from having, or claiming anv right or title adverse to the plaintiffsvor either of tnem. in and to said premises or any part I thereof: that the title to all of said real estate be quioted in plaintiffs, and for aach other and thepremise8faSmBy be deemed e^toble in And that unless you appear and answer or plead thereto on or before noon of theSnd day of tbe noxt term, being the December, 1809, term of said court, which will oommenoe at I Manchester on the S6 day of December, 1890, default will be entered against you and judg ment unil decree rendered thereon as provide bylaw. vivvmou Dated this 7th day of November, AD 189b. BBONSON & OABfi. rr Attorneys for Plaintiffs. Upon reading the foregoing Notice, the same is hereby approved, and ft is hereby ordered that it be published for six conseoutlve weeks in tho Manchester Domocrat, a weekly newspaner published In Delaware county, Iowa. Mauchester, Iowa. November 7, 1899. 0-46 A 8. BLAIB, Judge of the 10th Judlolal District of Iowat* It takes bat a minute to overcome tickling in tbe throat and to atop a cough by the use of One Minute -Cough Cure. This remedy quickly cures all forms of throat and lung' troubles. Harmless and pleasant to taie. It pre vents consumption. A famous Bpeeifio fpr^Ippe and ito after effect*—fl» O.