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I -nj1 ':&4 6 ^j" «r A County Correspondence. EHLER. W. J. Montgomery and wife spent Sunday with the former's parents, at PleaBant Hill. A. J, Henderson was in Coggon one day last week between trains. Edd Ewing spent Sunday with friends north east of here. James Henderson & Sons are buying poultry at present and are paying the highest market price. The hog market is some better again and our buyers are shipping out a great many of them as usual. The O'Haro brothers and Frank Holab were in town one day last week, Quite a number from here attended the dinner given by the Presbyterians, of Coggon, laBt week Friday. Bert Orvis called on his best girl Sundqy evening. Mr. Eiacker and niece, MisB Clara Greton, viiited in this section Thursday Ask E. Mulvehill how the roads are near Winthrop. D. Kennedy was a Masonville caller Friday. Wm. Behan and wife, of Fremont Center, were seen on our Btreets Thurs day. We are glad to hear that Mr. East man is much improved in health and able to walk around again. 1 Lewis Mulvehill spent Sunday with his parents. HART WICK. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Porter viBited /.friends here Fjciday. George Furman was doing business in Manchester Friday. Miss Katie Tier visited friends in Delhi Saturday. Bile Breach and A. Miester went to Delhi Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Pierle, of south of Delhi, viBited Mr. and Mrs. P. Mickles Saturday. Mrs Julie Smith visited her mother, Mrs. L. DoTt, of Delhi, Sunday. Frankie Furman was in Delhi Mon day on business. Mort Smith and John Hartman were Manchester visitors Sunday, Balph Andrews was in Dickeyville Saturday. John Porter, of Delhi, visited his bod Homer Porter, Sunday last. Mrs. and Mias Fleming were Man Chester visitors Friday. George'.Heckora was in Delhi Tues day. There area few cases of hog cholera in this neighborhood. John Miester visited Delhi friends Wednesday. Mrs. Smith went to Delhi Thursday to visit friends. The old Hartwick mill iB still grind ing to its full capacity every day, and the managers, Furman Bros., do good work. Mr. Van Moty, of Battle Creek Michigan, haB been selling books this county and visited some of his friends as well as selling books. He visited Miss Mamie Fleming, of Rocky Nook, and John Miester, of Hartwick, LAMONT. Rev. Zeilinger, of Oelwein viBited, in Lamont Thursday. Mrs. Greise, of Rock Rapids, return ed to her home Friday, Emma Bracher haB returned home after visiting friends in Oelwein last week. Mrs. J. E. B. Stimpson returned Thursday to her home in Stanley after a week's visit in Lamont and Oneida. J. W. Watt and family entertained Mrs. Watt'B brother, Mr. Ridenur, from Tuesday to Thursday. W. D. Field wife and children visited the F. Field and F. Sheldon homes last week. Born, Tuesday, December 12, to Dr Taylor and wife, a daughter. Born, Saturday, December 9, to T. W. Roger and wife, a son. George Stimpson, of Stanley, spent Sunday in Lamont. Rev. Smith is holding revival meet ings at the county corners. Lamont school closed Friday for two weeks vacation. Miss Ankerman will spend Chrismas vacation at her home near Grinnell. Miss Landshultz will spend her Christmas at her home in Big Patch, Wisconsin. Bert Torey, of Arlington, was in La mont Thursday. Orln Sliter has been down town two different times the last week after lay ing in bed ten weeka with his cut knee. He goes on crutches but is getting bet ter very fast now. He was able to be taken to his own home on the farm last week. He has been staying in his parental home in Lamont since he cut his knee. Holiday trade, merchants have no complaints to make of the volume of business being done in Lamont getting 1 'Lsft. •811$ readyfor Christmas. That favorite orator and wit, De Witt Miller will give one of his lectures at the Opera House in Lamont, Friday evening. The Literary Hub met at the home of Edward WintenburgDec.18. The W. C. T. U. Silver Medal Con test met at the Baptist Church Friday evening. There were seven young lady contestants: Ollie Hesner, Altha Brown, Katie Goldsmith, Lena Hutton, Alma Pierce, Orma Thompson and Pearl Kenyon. All did well. But only one can get the medal and that was Altha Brown. V3- Rev. D. Mitchell delivered his lecture on Social Purity in the Baptist Vchurch last Sunday evening. The X. 0.0. F. are preparing for a Christmas ball here, December 25. Good ', music will be furnished. m| Leslie Hoyt, of Manchester, spent last week in Iuno(it, rii» DELAWARE. Fear. PRAIRIE. A merry Christmas to all "I heard the bells on Christmas day, Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men.' Miss Daisy Mulvehill spent Saturday with friends in Manchester. John Swindle, of Silver Creek, was a Masonville caller Thursday. Wm. Barry marketed twenty-six hogs averaging 430 pounds each, in Mason ville last Monday. Mr. Barry is one of Delaware county's best hog raisers. The Ladies' Aid Society, of the "le PB8' week, Methodist church, will bold their Fair next Thursday in the Stone Hall. Din ner and supper will be served. Barr Bros, were taking in cattle here ni8ht- John Meister was a Delhi caller Sat urday. Mrs. James Smith was in Delhi Thursday. NORTH MANCHESTER NOTES. Last Tuesday Earl June met with an accident while hunting that might have proved fatal. By some means his brother's gun, who was a few feet bo- Stewart King moved to Oelwein last1 week Thursday. He has sold his prop erty herp and intends to make Oelwein bis future home. 1 home of hie daughter, Mrs. Henry Sharpe. The donation party held at the home of Bev. Foote waB well attended and a liberal donation given. The rabbit hunters have been busy RYAN, A.F. Peifner, of Dubuque, was in Mr. R. Diamond, of Earlville, is do-1 town Monday. ing some carpenter work for J. M. P. Striegel and Edward Houlahan Kingsley. were visitors at the county capital A number of the Delhi people vt Wednesday tended Rev. Loveland's church lust Our merchants have been having an Sunday evening. unusually heavy trade on winter goods James Fear has a position in the '^e past few days depot at Robins. The Foresters have postponed their Ray Simons is working in the depot n®xt here, taking the place vacated by James I regular meeting which would fall on Gretchen Jakelin visited her sister, Christmas night to Thursday even in8 December 28th. MiBS Mrs. Chas Simons, at Cedar Falls, I ^or Manchester Saturday, several days recently. Neil Kearney was a passenger M- McColloagh, of Dubuque, was calling on friends here last week. THORPE. J°hn Behan returned Monday from Not enough snow for sleighing and Dodge where he has been working certainly no wheeling. What do you '^e past few weeks. call^itV 1 *r( W. H. Martin sports anew Portland DELHI. cutter. William Haller moved his family W. L. Brander has been reinstated Mown from Manchester Thursday and station agent here. Mr, Brander is one tbey have gone to housekeeping in of the best agents on the road and we part of Judge Doolittle's house. are only too glad to have him back. Harlan and Roy Stone arehomefrom Mrs. Electa Clark is not enjoying Fayette for their vacation. very good health at present. opal Stoner is viBiting her parents at Henry Heyer shipped a carload of Edgewood. While there she has had hogs Monday. the misfortune to sprain her ankle in' Buch a WBy thBt Saturday. turn to her duties in the bank for some ..Crs. John Wilson is confined to her time. bed with inflammatory rheumatism. Mrs. Furman and Miss Fronie have The church sociable at Henry Sabin's I gone to Minneapolis to spend the win Friday night waB well attended and a ter with relatives. success financially. Mrs. Benson, of Strawberry Point, is A. 13. Hetherington has removed visiting friends west of town. from his farm here to Manchester. j. Holbrook PoBt, G. A. 11., There was a large family reunion at elected the following officers at their Clifford Ryan's last Wednesday. iaBt meeting for the ensuing year: Com- The entire neighborhood attended an mander, Thomas Simons S. V. C., oyster supper at Cluteville Friday I w, Corbin J. V. C., A. J. YouDg There will be a Christmas tree and °ountfy The funeral was held on Mon- 1 appropriate exercises at the St. Paul's church on Christmas night. Rev. Pratt preached a very interest ing discourse at our church last Sunday, taking for his text, Heb. 11-24 25. He compared the riches and honors of the Egyptian throne and its attendant pleasures with the choice that MoseB made "chosing rather to suffer affliction Miss Katie Commerford spent Sat urday at her home in Manchester. Several of the young people enjoyed a taffy pull at W. E. Cloud's Saturday evening given by Miss Carrie Banning, of Brookfield, Missouri, a sis ter of MrB. W. E. Cloud. Those pres ent were: Louise Brandon, Lyle Parker, Erma Laxson, Emma LaxBon, Caro Staehle, Bessie Kiern, Chauncey Davey, Burt Millen, Carol Parker, Clyde Run dell Lester Hunt Willie Laxon and Wille Kiern's. Lester Powell has taken Ray Simons place in the depot. Mr. McRunnels, who lived south of here about live miles, moved his family to Buena ViBta Co. where he will re side on his brother in-law's farm. A son of Adam Libe, who resides in Holt Co, Nebraska is visiting relatives here. Dr. Swinburne recently purchased a new gramophone. W. T. Wood spent a few days the latter part of the week at Colesburgh and at bis farm in Colony. Will McCabe is learning the barber trade with Herman Philipp. Chas Alvous, of Manchester, was in town Saturday. Christmas trees will be had at both the Congregational and M. E. Churches on Saturday evening the 23rd. J. C. Nieman's first market day will be held on Saturday the 23rd. A large crowd w}ll be in attendance. Mr. Adam Otto iB quite slok at' the she probably cannot re- quartermaster, J. Snell chaplain, N. John Croyle will entertain his old I Green oflicer of the day, George Elli friends and neighbors Tuesday, son guard, L. Pierce surgeon, C. Ston A splendid evening iB anticipated to- er night at the home of James ABh, the I QGeorge Penn and daughter, Ora, and occasion being the twenty-second birth- Mina Sutton were down from Delaware day of their .eldest son, Harry. It is Saturday. a Burprise we believe, on the young George Dunham is home from Fay man. ette to spend vacation, C. D. Stone had a thirteen acre field of corn that averaged eighty-three bush- acre 6eventy-five hind him, went off, the charge going I ^s. Wm. Robinson and Mrs. J. B. through the upper part of his rubber fT boot into the calf of bis leg and lodged in his boot. Dr. Lindsay was sum moned and dressed the wound and Mr. June is doing well and able to be around by the use of crutches. day afternoon from the M. E. church The services were conducted by Rev Salisbury. Relatives from Indepen dence were in attendance at the funeral, COSTLY WOHK OF SSOWSI.IDI S. Lives Lost and Property Destroyed In the Canyons of Colorado. Denver, Dec. 18.—.Tames Kennedy, ... a miner employed on the Silver Queen with the people of God, than to enjoy 0 ourny. Col., was carried over a 500- the pleasures of sin for a season. foot cliff to death, and bis companion, Hon. C. Yoran will preach at the St. Jeff Hngle, had a narrow escape, being Paul's church next Sunday, December 24th. Earl June and Agnes Geide were mar ried last Saturday, December 16. They are both well known and respected by saved only by suspension in a high pine that withstood the shock of the snowslide. Both men were walking to their work over a narrow trail scarcely two feet wide. Hearing tho slide coming, they tried to run before the people in this part of the city, and I Path, but were too slow. Engle have the best wishes of the people in I X* wiTnof d^mag™"8' their married life. Tellurlde reports the wrecking of the stamp mill of Thomas lode in the EARLVILLE. Bear Creek basin and the death of Will, McCabe returned home luesaay T. E. Thonms. Bert Hopklrk was on from Omaha, Nebraska, where he has I been working the past four months. Harry Porter shot a jack rabbit near Fred Reth's Thursday. A. J. Vanileet was a business visitor to Osterdock Wednesday. Arthur Reeder returned to Hopkinton Tuesday evening. Mrs. A. C. Bender, who has been vis iting her son,Willis, the past two months returned to her home in Du xand, 111. Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Taylor returned from Waterloo Wednesday, leaving their daughter, Mrs. C. A. Gilliam im proved in health. Ed Lee baa an auction sale on the Jerry Gibbs farm sonth of town Satur day afternoon. Stephen Popham acted as auctioneer. Bert Powell iB clerking in VV. L. Bender's Btore. The Outlook Club met Friday after noon with Mrs. J. B. Swinburne. A farewell reception was given Mrs. C. A. Bowley. wa*ch bUt House Disposes of the Measure 'According to Programme. pounds to Mr. and Mrs. William Wragg.Mr.and Grace Todd, of Hopkinton visited Gwen Perkins over.Sunday. The Aid Society realized something over S100 at their fair last Saturday, Mrs. F. O. Hutchins, who has been ill for some time, died at her home Friday night, December 15. She was about seventy-live years of age and was an Harry Buck and Everett Waterbouse, I resident of Delhi Her husband, grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. N. I M«viu Hutchins was for many years a a E. Robertson, visited with relatives in these parts recently. place and Mrs. Hutchins will be re membered by many throughout the THE TOTE WA8 AYES 190, NATS 150. Bight Democrats Toted with the Xtepnb-1 IJoam °ther' at the mill at the time, but was wnrned in time to run in the tun nel that led from the mill. The mill was destroyed, entailing a loss of $5,000. At the revenue tunnel A. Sar torl was carried down 100 feet, and escaped with both legs broken. An tone Gallosi, who was buried in the snowslide at Silver Plume last winter and was dug out alive, was killed within thirty feet of the scene by smoking while loading dynamite cart ridges. MAY BE TRIED FOIt TREASON. Evidence Which Goes to Show That Aniurlcauii Aid FJlipltiutt. Manila. Dee. 18.—Letter have been captured from the Filipinos which in dicate that the insurgent government has received active and material sup port from ninny prominent anti-cxpan sionists in the United Stales. General Otis is expi'L-ted to send these letters to the president, with tlie request that they be used us evidence in treason cases against the Americnn friends of the insurgents. Among other important papers capt ured from the insurgent government, It is said, are some letters from the junta in Hong Kong which give a complete outline of a plan by which the insurgents were to obtain arms from the Americans which were to bo used to fight them with afterward. This scheme was to have been put into execution before the Americans capt ured Manila, and it shows that the Filipinos were even at that early date preparing for a struggle with the Americans, although at that time they professed to be on the most friendly terms. Cyclone In Udcamhlqae. New York, Dec. 18.—The Commer cial Cable company issued the follow ing: "We are advised that the cable between Mozambique and Lorenzo Marques Is interrupted. A terrific cy clone at Mozambique bos caused In terruption of the Delagoa bay cable, houses have been blown down and ships In the harbor have been wrecked. The telegraph station was unroofed, but the Instruments were saved." Ex-Congressman Pldooek Dead. New York, Dec. 18.—Former Con gressman James Nelson PldcocK, ror twenty years a Democratic leader in New Jersey, died at his home in White House, N. J., of paralysis. He was stricken with paralysis at 7 o'clock last night while seated in his library. He became unconscious immediately, and although doctors were summoned he did not regain consciousness Failures in New York. New York, Dec. 18.—The Produce Exchange Trust company of this city has closed Its doors. A notice upon the door says that the company has suspended payment pending an exam ination of Its books. The suspension of the firm of Henry Allen & Co., bank ers and brokers, has been announced on the Stock Gxchans* *1 for the Bill—Chairmen off the! House Committee* As Announced by I Speaker Henderson—Payne of Hew I York Heads Ways and Means—Death of Lieutenant Brumby* Washington, Dec. 18.—Tlie currency I bill passed the house by a vote of 190 to 150. Tho following Democrats voted for the bill: Clayton of New York, Denny of Maryland, Driggs of New York, Fitzgerald of New York, Kup pert of New York, Scudder of New York, Thayer of Massachusetts, Wil-| son of New York. At 1:05 p. m. the house adjourned. THIS HOUSB COHlUTTBEti. Uat of the chairmen Announced by Speaker Henderson* Washington, Dec. 18.—The chalrmaii of the various committee's as nounced by Speaker Henderson, are as follows: Elections No. 1, Taylor, Ohio elec tions No. 2, Weaver, Ohio elections No. 3, Mesick, Michigan ways and means, Payne, New York appropria tions, Cannon, Illinois Judiciary, Bay, New York banking and currency, Brosius, Pennsylvania coinage, weights and measures, Southard, Ohio Interstate and foreign commerce, Hep burn, Iowa rivers and harbors, Bur ton, Ohio merchant marine and fish eries, Grosvenor, Ohio agriculture, Wadsworth, New York foreign affairs, Hitt, Illinois military affairs, Hull, Iowa naval affairs, Boutelle, Maine postofflce and post roads, Loud, Cali fornia public lands, Lacey, Iowa In dian affairs, Sherman, New York ter ritories, Knox, Massachusetts Insular affairs, Cooper, Wisconsin railways and canals, Chickerlng, New York manufacturers, Farls, Indiana mines and mining, Crump, Michigan public buildings and grounds, Mercer, Ne braska Pacific railroads, Powers, Ver mont levees and Improvement of Mis sissippi river, Bartholdt, Mississippi education. Grow, Pennsylvania labor, Gardner, New Jersey militia, Marsh, Illinois patents, Herr, Ohio Invalid pensions, Sullown, New Hampshire pensions, Loudenslager, New Jersey claims, Graff, Illinois war claims, Mahon, Pennsylvania private land claims, Smith, Illinois District of Co lumbia, Babcock, Wisconsin revision of the laws, Warner, Illinois reform In the civil service, Glllett, Massachu setts election of president, vice presi dent and representatives In congress, Corliss, Michigan irrigation of arid landB, Tongue, Oregon immigration and naturalization, Shattuc, Ohio ventilation and accoustlcs. Prince, Illi nois expenditures in the state de partment, Smith, Michigan expendi tures in the treasury department, Cousins, Iowa expenditures in the war department. Grout, Vermont ex penditures In the navy department Stewart, New Jersey expenditures in the postofflce department, Wanger, Pennsylvania expenditures In the In terior department, Curtis, Kansas ex penditures In the department of jus tice, Dolliver, Iowa expenditures In the department of agriculture, Gillet, New York expenditures on public buildings, Gamble, South Dakota ac counts, Bull, Rhode Island select com mittee on census, Hopkins, Illinois library, Harmer, Pennsylvania print ing, Heatwole, Minnesota enrolled bills, Baker, Maryland. LIEUT. BRUMBY IS DBAD. Weakened by Exposure, Be Sticeumbs to J2 Typhoid Fever. Washington, Dec. 18.—Lieutenant Thomas M. Brumby, Admiral Dewey's Sag lieutenant while the admiral was In command of the Asiatic station, died of typhoid fever at 5:45 In the afternoon at the Garfield hospital here. Lieutenant Brumby's death had been expected for some days. The ardu ous character of the duty he performed In the Philippines and his Inability to stand the climate weakened hlB con stitution, and he had been In poor health since his return to the United States. Lieutenant Brumby was 44 years Old, twenty-six years of which were •pent in the naval service. He was appointed to the naval academy from Georgia Sept. 29, 1873. and was pro moted to midshipman June 18, 1879. His first sea service was on board the old Tennessee, which he joined on Dec. 10, 1879. He was promoted to the grade of ensign on Nov. 26, 1880, and seven years later was advanced to the grade of lieutenant, Junior grade. His last promotion was received Aug. 24, 1892. Because of his yersatlllty lie had been on one occasion attached to the office of naval Intelligence. Ad miral Dewey had frequently met the young officer and had the highest re spect for his judgment and ability, ao when he was selected to command the Asiatic station he requested Lieutenant Brumby to accept the office of flag lieutenant Intended CompIlmenU Washington, Dec. 18.—It has been practically decided that the marriage of Robert Bromley, honorary attache of the British embassy, and the daughter of Lord Panncefote, the Brit ish ambassador, will take place on Feb. 22, Washington's birthday. It Is understood in society circles that that day was settled by the British ambas sador as a compliment to the Ameri cans who will he invited to the wed ding. A large contingent is expected over from England for the ceremonies. Young Women Church Clhen. Atlanta, Ga„ Dec. 18.—In the Tem ple Baptist church of Atlanta young women acted as ushers. It being thought they would give better satis faction than young men. Three young women of the church were selected by the Rev. A. C. Ward, the pastor, and they conducted the congregation to seats at Sunday's services. for the first time. If it Is found that young men are induced to nttend church by the presence of young women as ush ers the system may be made perma nent. THE NEWS IN BRIEF. Edmund Morris gciieral inspector of the Ontario bank and widely known in banking circles, is dead at Toronto, Can. Fire completely destroyed the fac tory of the Duluth Boot and Shoe com pany at Duluth, Minn. One fireman, B. McVitte, was killed by falling walls and two others were seriously injured. Loss, $130,000. The Spanish government has formal* ly recognized General Cipriano Castro as president of the Itepublic of Venez uela. Mrs. G. W. Chinn, wife of Shelby county's representative in the legisla ture, committed suicide at her home in Clarence county, Mo., by cutting her throat. Fire completely destroyed the school annex building of St. Michael's or phan asylum at Pittsburg. John Smith, who was convicted at Salt Lake of attempting to dynamite Judge O. W. Powers, took morphine with suicidal intent and cUed. There will be a strong effort made to have the next Democratic national •MQveQtJop held rnqpjnnnftfl The announcement that Senator Haua bad leased tk* Late Vln Prul iut Bftterfa fe»m.lluKNMMtNi l»| 1 KSSlgfig mil m&sm A Lonely Bachelor feels less lonely with a good fire in the grate before him. Many a house is desolate and cheerless be cause the grates are boarded up. Buy some good soft coal (such as we carry) and start up a fire. It will warm the very cockles ol your heart. We also carry all kinds of hard coal. 'Phone 156. Manchester, Iowa Artistic Tailoring TAILOR. Shop In Masonic Blk, over Harry Stewart's Qrocery Wt j£-j£ fj-s- 1 f- :*V, The new needs BlSCllIt are delivered to the consumer in moisture and dust proof packages, as fresh and crisp and clean as though just from the oven. They should always be served from the origi nal package, which should be kept carefully closed. Uneeda Biscuit are unequaled for general use. A perfect every day food for everybody. Serve every day with every meal. Give them to the children instead of cakes. Sold everywhere at five cents the package —never in bulk. tfpifi tfitSlf Don't miss seeing our line of Christmas Presents... of every kind. You never saw nicer novelties or better prices than we have to ofler you. & WARD II Uy winter goods are here and those desiring Buits and overcoats up-to-date should not fail to call and examine my stock. My goods are the beet on the market and prices to suit the times. Suits, $18.00 up overcoats, 818.00 up pants, 85.00 up. llemem ber, These are made in my shop. You get the latest style and fit and brat of .workmanship, at A. L. SEVERTSON, the artistic Stated to nave oeen emmtrvUo. The Lyman Mills company of Holy oke, Mass., has announced an increase of 10 per cent, in wages, aud the new ecale 1ms already gone into effect. The United States battleship Texas, Captain Sigsbee commanding, has ar rived at Havana. The officials engaged iu hunting out the criminal' who robbed the Pacific Express company in Cheyenne, Wyo., recently have obtained a definite clew. William H. Carpenter, author, poet and editor, is dead at Baltimore. Booker T. Waslilugton lms received a letter from John D. Rockefeller, who offers $10,000 to the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial institute at Tuskegce, Ala. James W. Rois. general manager of the National Steel company, is dead at his home in Newcastle, Pa., aged about 35 years. KEGSNTS ARE CONDEMNED. Iowa Stat® University Finauces Said To B« Uudly Mnntigml. Des Moines, la., Dec. 18.—The board of control bus Issuoil a long l-ejiort on its examlnutlon of (ho financial affairs of the State University at Iowa City. The instiutlon Is manajjed by a board of regents. The conduct of Unaudal affairs Is severely criticised and a new system of accounting for funds is de manded. The regents are said to have permitted many expenditures for ille gal purposes, which the report says should be stopped in the future. A large number of items are cited, showing that not only have the meth ods of handling money been loose and in violation of tlie law, but that the salary of ex-l'iesident SeliaelTcr was paid to his estate for a period of three mouths after he was dead. It also says that expense bills are paid for mem bers of the faculty which should not It* charged to the state and in vlolatloa •r th» it*. DRUGGISTS 1 A. L. Severtson, DON'T fail to visit MOORE'S DEPART- you buy younChrist mas Presents. Tailor Futal Fire la Hoboken. New York, Dec. 18.—Three persons were burned and a fourth injured by Jumping from a second-story window in a tenement house fire in Jefferson avenue, Hoboken, which gutted the building. Dennis Sullivan, aged 43, was burned about the hands, face and body, and his recovery Is doubtful. lladame de Tourney in Dffavy Stuart. (Dally News. Belolt, Wisconsin.) Madame Elsie de Tourney'sportrayal of the character of Mary Stuart, the un happy Queen of Scots, at the opera house last evening, was an artlst'c event in the hiBtory of the house. Her acting was all that could be desired, the rendi tion of the play was free from criticism. The people seldom have the opportunity to see an actress of Madame de Tour ney's ability in Belolt. HOLIDAY BATES on the B.,0.B. AN. BT. Very Low Itatea have been author ized on all lines of this Railway for the Holiday Season. Call on agents of this Company for tickets and other information. JNO. 6. FARHEE, A. G. P. & T. A. Cedar Baplds, la. Executors Sale of Beal Estate! The underfilled Executors of the Estate of Alexander H. Laodls, late of the county of Hun terdon, State of New Jorsey, deceased, will sell at puoilo auotlon on Saturday, December 28, 1890, sale to commence at two o'clock on the afternoon of said day, In the office of the Clarence House in Manchester.Iowa, the follow ing desoribed real estate, to-wlt: The north half (H) of section Kifteen(l5) to Coffin's Crove township, and lots I78-174-175-17G-177-178 in the town of Delaware, all in the county of Delaware and state of Iowa. This half section of land will be offered In par cels to suit bidders, and also as a whole. Further conditions will be made known on the day of sale. Dated this 0th day of December, A, D., 1899. James M. Haoaicak, fcxMutoraof Ltndli. SOMETHING NEW a -Medallions A Gift for "Her Men will be saved a lot of useless thinking if they will drop in and see what we have in holiday gifts for the ladies. Below area few suggestions, but we have scores of other items to show you when you come. Our prices will also help at this season when the longest purse is apt to be too short. Wave Crest Ware Toilet Cases Fancy Boxes Albums Perfumes Fine Stationery And good books ne cessitate There's nothing more beautiful made in the way of pictures. Come in and see them it would be hard to imagine a more perfect gift. SUCCESSOR TO STOREY & ABBOTT. Long evenings neces sitate good books Good Book Cases and we have them I Hk TafiK Heale S3 All Cut Iron. No Rusting Out Burns all kinds of Fuel. SS Ashes can be removed by lifting the grate S3 There's no lady who would not be delighted with a piece of this beautiful art ware. It appeals to the feminine loye for the beautiful We have the latest designs, in all suitable materials and at a variety of oriceB. Glove, handkerchief, photograph" and trinket boxes in great variety. A hard gift to beat in many cases. Beautiful ones at little prices. Something you cannot go amisB on. Always pU asing if the quality be right. Both bulk and fancy packages. More and more popular for Christmas giving. W. A. ABBOTT We have also a corn-, plete and elegant line of tables and ladies' writing desks. When selecting Christmas presents don't forget to inspect our furniture stock. Jones & Coolidge Holiday Furniture! Werkmeister, of Earlville, wants your holiday furniture trade, and will sell you goods at prices that will pay you to deal with him. We want all Delaware county people, before they make their holiday purchases of furniture, to examine our stock, get our prices and Batisfy themselves that we believe in small profits and large sales, and in every instance will give full value for their money. We carry a complete line of first-class up-to-date furniture, and peo ple living at a distance may feel assured that if they come to £arlville to deal with us they will find what they want, and never have reason to regret their coming. SPECIAL CARE AND SKILL in UNDERTAKING INTRUSTED TO US. chairs chairs chairs chairs chairs chairs F. WERKMEISTER, EARLVILLE, IOWA. kc,i Vfgf.