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NO. 213.
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I am handling both the
Harry Stewart
The Maid was in
the Garden
hanging out the clothes and
met with a most unpleasant ac
cident. Why not send your
clothes to the Manchester
Steam Laundry to be laundried
and this save all trouble at
nome? You can get better
work for less money at a first
class laundry than you can in
any other way. Clothes called
or and delivered promptly.
P.i S. Have you examined our fine line
of Crockery and'Glass ware?
What Shall I Buy Him for
This is a "puzzler" to most ladies, we admit, but we are will
ing to help you answer it.
Something to wear is always acceptable to the sterner
sex. We should consider our efforts in vain if we could not
assist our lady patrons decided this seasonable question.
There so many things in "wearing apparel" that are al
ways acceptable to gentlemen that our space will permit only
a mention of them.
Fancy Silk Vest.. .$1.75 to $400
"Oxford" Mufflers 50 to 1.50
Fashionable effects in Neckwear 25 to 1.00
Silk Umbrellas 1.00 to 5.00
Silk-lined Gloves,Kid and Mccha 1.00 to 1.50
Initial Linen and Silk Handker
chiefs 25 to .15
Silk Suspenders ,50 to 1 50
Novelties in sleeve-links, Scarf pins and Studs
An elegant line of House Coats,
Bath Robes $3-00 to $7.50
We assure our lady purchasers courteous attention and
as low prices as are consistent with high-class qualities.
We will cheerfully lay aside all parcels until wanted
and will willingly exchange anything purchased during the
holidays. We can best please ourselves by pleasing you
Do You Eat
ARNOLD, he has a part of your bill of fare:
v- 7f
We ask only one trial. 'PHONE 238
You Do Not
You Should Know ™firT
est line of Groceries, Canned Goods,
Relishes and, in fact, every thing that
should be kept in a first-class grocery
and provision store can at all times be
found at
Fruits of'every kind during their season.
on Christmas? If you in
tend doing so you had
better consult NOBLE
time to call at the store he has a telephone-
A sxirrmo story
Amy Life in
CHAPTBR I.—Billy Gray, young collet*
student, secures a lieutenant's commission
on breaking out of Spanish-American war.
le meets a Mr. Prime, Miss Prim* and
Uiss Amy Lawrence.
Canker would only make matters worse
—he was sure to refuse and then re
emphasize his orders and redouble his
vigilance. To ask the consent of the
officer of the day or the connivance of
the officer of the guard was to invite
them to court arrest and trial on their
own account. He couldn't do that even
to oblige a brother Belt. If only Ned
Craven were officer of the guard, some
thing might be done—he was a college
man, too, and though not a "Delt," but
rather of a rival set, he "would under
standi** and possibly help. Quard mount
was held toward dusk, and that was
four hours away, at least*. The prison
er'snote and tone were urgent. An idea
occurred to Billy: What if he could
get Gordon to let him "go on" this
very evening? It wasn't his tour. He
had "marched off" only two days be
fore, as he well remembered, for Canker
"had roughed" him up and down about
that little error in copying the list of
prisoners from the report of the pre
vious day. Moreover, he had counted
on going to town right after "retreat*"
dining at the Palace, an extravagance
not to be thought of at other times,
so as to be on hand when the Primes
and Amy Lawrence came down to din
ner. He had planned it all—even to the
amount of surprise he was to exhibit
when he should discover about when
he had finished his own dinner that
they were just beginning theirs, and
the extent and degree of pleasurable
emotion he might venture on showing
as he hastened over to greet them,
and acccpted' their offer to be* seated
with them, even if he had been so un*
kind as to dine beforehand, instead of
with them. He had set his heart on
having a chat with Miss Lawrence as
part recompense for all he had lost
that morning, and all thiB he was think*
of while still fumbling over that dis
turbing note. Time was getting short,
too there was no telling how much
longer they might stay. Mr. Prime
had brought his only daughter all that
long journey across the continent on
the assurance that the boy he loved,
with whom he had quarreled, and
whom, in hiB anger, he had sorely re
buked, had enlisted there in San Fran
cisco and was serving in a regiment at
the great camp west of the city. He
had come full of hope and confidence
he had found the young soldier de
scribed, and, in his bitter disappoint
ment, he declared there was no re
semblance to justify the report Bent him
by the boy's own uncle, who vowed he
had met him with comrades on the
main street of the city, that the recog
nition was mutual, for the boy had dart*
ed around the first corner and escaped.
His companions were scattered by the
time Mr. Lawrence turned to the spot,
after a brief, fruitless search, but pri
vate detectives had taken it up and "lo
cated" young Prime and telegraphed
the father in the distant east.
Now, Mr. Lawrence was away on
business of his own. Written assur
ances that he couldn't be mistaken lost
weight, and Mr. Prime, disheartened,
was merely waiting the report of an
agent who thought he had traced the
boy to Tampa. In 24 hours he might
spirit* his daughter away on another
chase, and then there would be no fur
ther warrant for Miss Lawrence's re
maining in the city. She would return
to her lovely home in one of the loveliest
of California valleys, miles away from
the raw fogs and chills of the Golden
Gate, and would be no more seen among
the camps. That, said Billy Gray to
himself, would take every bit of sun
shine from his life.
All this detail, or much of it, he had
learned from the fair lips of Miss Law
rence herself, for Mr. Prime and his
daughter seemed to shrink from speak
ing of the matter. Prom the first Miss
Amy had had to take the young gentle
man under her personal wing, as it
were. In her desire to aid her uncle
and cousins in every way, and know
ing them to be strangers to the entire
camp, she had eagerly sent for him as
the lirst familiar or friendly object she
saw. Then when he came and was pre
sented, and proved to possess little in
terest to the careworn man and his
anxious and devoted child, it devolved
upon Miss Lawrence to make much of
Billy proportion as they made little
of him, and for three days or so the
blithe young fellow seemed fairly to
walk on air. Moreover, she had taken
him into family confidences in telling
him of the missing son and brother,
for both her uncle and cousin, she said,
were so sensitive about it they could
not talk to anyone except when actual
ly necessary. They had leaned, as it
were, on the general and on Col. Arm
strong for a day, and then seemed to
draw away from both. They even
seemed to take it much
the guard Tents. It told Morton of the
colonel's orders, issued that very day,
and bade him be patient—he hoped and
believed opportunity would be afforded
for an interview that evening. Then he
hunted up a subaltern of his own grade
whom he knew would probably be the
detail for officer-of-the-guard that
evening. "Brooke," he said, "will you
swap tours with me if Gordon's willing?
have—I'd like mightily to exchange
if it's all the same to you."
a ray
CHAPTER II.—After a conference in
his offlolal tent, Gen. Drayton Joins a
company in his personal tent—Mrs.
rison doing the honors aa hostess.
CHAPTER III.—Lieut. Gray is invited
1 join the Prime party, to go over in Mr.
rime's carriage to see the review, but ia
denied leave by Col. Canker, whom the
regiment had nicknamed "Saueert." Va
cant seat in carriage is given Col. Arm
CHAPTER IV.—On the way to the re
view the Prime party witnesses the cap
ture of two soldiers suspected of having
been accomplices in the stealing of stores
Intended for the soldiers—even of dainties
contributed by the Red Cross.
No wonder Gray stood for a moment,
the paper still in his hands, irresolute,
even disturbed. Not to answer the ap
peal meant to run counter to all the ten*
ets of his fraternity. To answer might
mean arrest and court-martial for de
liberate disobedience of orders. Canker
has no more mercy than an Indian. It
was barely 48 hours since he had been
publicly warned by an experienced old
captain that he would find no "guard
ian angel" in Squeers. It would se
riously mar his prospects to start now
with Squeers "down on him/* and as
that lynx-eyed commander was ever on
watch for infractions of orders, Billy
well knew that he could not hope to see
and talk with the prisoner and Canker
not hear of it. To ask permission of
Brooke hesitated. He had social
hopes and aspirations of his own. By
swapping" with Gray he might find
himself doomed to a night in camp
when he had accepted for some pleas
ant function in town.
Thought you were keen to go in to
night—right after retreat," he hazard
Well, I was," said Gray, pulling his
drab campaign hat down over his eyes
to shut out the glare of the westering
sun. "But I've got—a new wrinkle.'
that her
father bad to be absent when they
came, though they had sent no word,
until late, of their coming. He was on
his return, might arrive any hour, but
so might they go. Now if Billy could
only discover that missing son-
Then came an inspiration! Pencil
ing a brief note he gave it to a soldier of
U* •WPMJT art *ed§
Jrija takt 441g
Some bid for Friday? That's your
tour, isn't it?" And Brooke began
counting on his fingers. "Wait till I
look at my notebook. Friday? Why,
that's the night of the Burton's card
party—thought you didn't know
'I don't," said Gray, glad enough to
escape the other question. "And yon
hate card parties, you know you do.
It's a go, 1B it I'll
Gordon at once."
And off he went, leaving Brooke to won
der why he should be so bent on the ar
But Gordon proved an unexpected
foe to the plan. "Can't be done, Billy,'
said he, sententiously. "Canker watch*
es those details like a hawk. He hasn't
forgotten you only came off two days
ago, and if I were to mount you to
night he'd mount me—with both feet.'
Think there's any use in asking
him?" queried the boy, tossing a back
ward glance toward Canker's tent.
'Not unless you're suffering for an
other snub. That man loves to say no
as much as any girl I ever asked, and
he doeBn't do it to be coaxed, either.
Best leave it alone, Billy."
And then the unexpected happened.
Into the tent with a quick, impetuous
step, came the commanding officer Elm
self, and something had occurred to
stir that gentleman to the core. His
eyes were snapping and his head was
"Mr. Gordon," said he, "here's, more
of this pilfering business, and now
"Will BOO swap totus with mi If Godot's
they're beginning to find oat it isn't
all in my camp by a damned sight,
want that letter copied at once." Then
with a glance at Gray, who had whipped
off his cap and was standing in respects
ful attitude, he changed his tone from
the querulous, half treble of complaint.
"What's this you'd best leave alone?"
he suddenly demanded. "There are
dozen things you'd best leave alone and
a dozen you would do well to cultivate
and Btudy. When I was—however,
I never was a lieutenant except in war
time, when they amounted to some
thing. I got my professional knowl
edge in front of the enemy—not at any
damned charity school. You're here
to ask some new indulgence, I suppose.
Want to stay in town over night and
fritter away your money and the time
the government pays for. No, sir you
can't have my consent. You will be
back in camp at 12 o'clock, and stop
and report your return to the officer
of the guard, so that I may know the
hour you come in. Who's officer of the
guard to-night, Mr. Gordon?"
"Mr. Brooke, sir."
"Mr. Brooke 1 Why, I thought I told
you he was to take those prisoners in
town to-morrow. He has to testify be
fore that court in the case of Sergt.
Kelly and it saves my sending another
officer and having two of our lieuten
ants away from drill and hanging
around the Bohemian club* Detail
somebody else I"
"All right, sir," answered Gordon,
imperturbably. "Make any odds, sir,
who is detailed?"
Canker had turned to his desk and
was tossing over the papers with nerv
ous hand. Gray impulsively stepped
forward, his eyes kindling with hope,
It was on the tip of his tongue to launch
into a proffer of his own services for
the detail, but Gordon hastily warned
him back with a sweep of the hand and
a portentous scowl.
"No. One's as bad as the other.
Next thing I know some of 'em will be
letting prisoners escape right under
my nose, making us the laughing stock
of these damned militia volunteers,
(Canker entered service in '61
private in a city company that was mil
itia to the tip of its spike-tailed coats,
but he had forgotten it.) "I want these
young idlers to understand distinctly
by George, that the first prisoner that
gets away from this post takes some
body's commisison with him. D'you
hear that, Mr. Gray?" And Canker
turned and glared at the bright blue
eyes as though he would like to blast
their clear fires with the breath of his
disapprobation. "Has that young fel
low, Morton, been put in irons yet?'
he suddenly asked, whirling on Gordon
"Think not, sir. Supplies limited,
Officer of the day reported half an hour
ago every set was in use. Sent over to
division quartermaster and he an
swered we had a dozen more'n we were
entitled to now. Wanted to know *f we
meant to iron the whole regiment—"
"The he1! he did!" raged Canker.
'Til settle that in Bhort order. My
horse there, orderly! I'll be back by
lour, Mr. Gordon. Fix that detail to
tauit yourself." And so saying the
MlMMl Aaat Mbwlf Ml «C
the tent and into hiB saddle.
"You young idiot," said Gordon,
whirling on Billy the moment the coast
was clear. "You came within an ace
of ruining the whole thing. Never ask
Canker for anything, unless it's what
you wish to be rid of. Tell Brooke
you're for guard, and he's to go to town
"Hopping mad," as he himself after
ward expressed it, Col. Canker had
ridden over to "have it out" with the
quartermaster who had ventured to
comment on his methods, but the Bight
of the commanding general, standing
alone at the entrance to his private tent,
his pale face grayer than ever and a
world of trouble in his eyes, compelled
Canker to stop short. Two or three
orderlies were on the run. Two aids
de-camp, Capt. Garrison and a com
rade were searohing through desks and
boxes, their faces grave and concerned.
The regimental commander was off his
horse in a second. "Anything amiss,
general?" he asked, with soldierly
The general turned slowly toward
him. "Can our men sell letters," he
said, "aa well as food and forage? Do
people buy such things? A most im
portant package has been—stolen from
mj tent."
The great thoroughfare of that won
derful city, seated on more than her
seven hills, and ruling the western
world, was thronged from curb to curb.
Gay with bunting and streamers, the
tall buildings of the rival newspapers
and the long facades of hotels and busi
ness blocks were gayer still with the
life and color and enthusiasm that
crowded every window. Street traffic
was blocked. Cablt
clanged vain-
and the police strove valiantly. It
was a day given up to but one duty and
one purpose, that of giving Codspeed
to the soldiery ordered for service in
the distant Philippines, and, though
they hailed from almost every section
of the union, except the Pacifio slope,
as though they were her own children,
with all the hope and faith and pride
and patriotism, with all the blessings
and comforts with which she had load'
ed th. foremost ships that sailed, yet
happily without the t*ars that flowed
when her own gallant regiment was
first to lead the way, San Francisco
turned out en masse to cheer the men
from far beyond tfce Sierras and th.
Bockies, and to see them proudly
through the Golden Gate. Early in the
day the guns of a famous light battery
had been trundled, decked like so^pe
rose-covered chariot at the summer fes
tival of flowers, through the winding
lanes of eager forms and faces, the can
noneers almost dragged from the ranks
by the clasping hands of men and
women who seemed powerless to let
go. With their little brown carbines
tossed jauntily over the broad blue
shoulders, half a regiment of regular
cavalry dismounted, had gone trudg
ing down to the docks, cheered to the
gateway of the pier by thousands of
citizens who seemed to envy the very
recruits who, only half-uniformed and
drilled, brought up the rear of the col
umn. Once within the massive wooden
portals, the guards
and sentriesholding
back the importunate crowd, the sol
diers flung aside their heavy packs, and
were marshalled before an array of
tempting tables and there feasted, com
farted and rejoiced under the ministra
tions of that marvelous successor of the
sanitary commission of the great civil
war of the sixties—the order of the Bed
Cross. There at those tables in the dust
and din of the bustling piers, in the
soot and heat of the railway station, in
the jam and turmoil at the ferry
houses, in the fog and chill of the sea
ward camps,
in the fever-haunted wards
of crowded field hospitals, from dawn
till dark, from dark till dawn, toiled
week after week devoted women in
every grade of life, the wife of the
millionaire, the daughter of the day
laborer, th* gentle born, the delicately
reared, the social pets and darlings, the
humble seamstress, no one too high to
stoop to aid the departing soldier, none
too poor or low to deny him cheer and
sympathy. The war was still young
then. Spain had not lowered her riddled
standard and sued for peace. Two
great fleets hsd been swept from the
seas, the guns of Santiago were si
lenced, and the stronghold of the ori
ent was sulking in the shadow of the
flag. but there was still soldier work to
be done, and so long as the nation sent
its fighting men through her broad
and beautiful gates 8an Francisco and
the Hed Cross stood by with eager,
lavish hands to heap upon the warrior
sons of a score of other states, even as
upon their own, every cheer and com
fort that wealth could purchase, or hu
man sympathy devise. It was the one
feature of the war days of '98 that will
never be forgotten.
At one of the flower-decked tables
near the great ."stage" that led to the
main deck of the transport, a group
of blithe young matrons and pretty
girls had been busily serving fruit, cof
fee and bouillon and substantial to
the troopers, man after man, for over
two hours. There was lively chat and
merry war of words going on at the
moment between half a dozen young
officers who had had their eyes on that
particulartableever since
the coming of
the command, and were now making
the nlost of their opportunities be
fore the trumpets Bhould sound the
assembly and the word be passed to
move aboard. All the heavy baggage
andammunitionhad, at last, been swung
into the holds the guns of the battery
had been lowered and securely
chocked the forecastle head was
thronged with the red trimmed uni
forms of the artillerymen, who had al
ready been embarked and were now
jealously clamoring that the troopers
should be "shut off" from the further
ministrations of the Red Cross, and
broadly intimating that it wasn't a fair
deal that their rivals should be allowed
a whole additional hour of lingering
Lingering farewells there certainly
were. Many a young soldier and many
a lass "paired off" in little nooks and
corners among the stacks of bales and
boxes, but at the table nearest the
staging all seemed gay good humor.
A merry little woman with straw-col
ored hair and pert, tip-tilted nose and
much vivacity, and complexion, had ap
parently taken the lead in the warfare
of chaff and fun. Evidently she was
no stranger to most of the officers. Al
most as evidently, to a very dose ob
server who stood a few paces away,
she was no intimate of the group of
women who with good right regarded
that table as their especial and per
sonal charge. Her Bed Cross badge was
very new her garb and gloves were
just as freBh and spotless. She had
not been ladling out milk and ore am,
or buttering sandwiches, or pinning
souvenirs on dusty blue blouses ever
since early morning. Other faces
there showed through all their
and sweetness the traces of long days
of unaccustomed work and short nights
of troubled sleep. Marvelous were Mrs.
Frank Garrison's recuperative powers,
thought they who saw her brought
totti ift the PvittM1 atyliak nswif»
adventure of the previous day* She
had not been at the Presidio a week
and yet she pervaded it. She had never
thought of such a thing as the Bed
Cross until she found it the center Qf
the social firmament after her arrival
at San Francisco, and here she was,
the last comer, the foremost ("most for
ward" I some one desoribed it)
in their circle at one of the most prom
inent tables, absorbing much of the
attention, most of the glory, and none
of the fatigue that should have been
equally shared by all.
Adios!" she gayly cried, as the "as
sembly" rang out, loud and clear, and
waving their hands and raising their
caps, the officers hastened to join their
commands. "Adios, till we meet in
Do you really think of going to the
Philippines, Mrs. Garrison queried
much older looking, yet younger worn
an. "Why, we .were told the general
said that none of his staff would be
allowed to take their wives/'
"Yet there are others!" laughed Mrs.
Garrison, waving a dainty handkerchief
toward the troops now breaking into
column of twos and slowly climbing the
stage. "Who would want to go with
that blessed old undertaker? Good
by—bon voyage, Geordie," she cried,
blowing & kiss to the lieutenant at the
head of the second troop, a youth who
blushed and looked confused at the at-.
Oh I I thought perhaps your hus
band," began the lady, dubiously, but
with a significant glance at the silent
faces about her.
"Who? Frank Garrison? Heavens!
I haven't known what it was to have a
husband—since that poor dear boy
went on staff duty," promptly answered
the diminutive center of attraction, a
merry peal of laughter ringing under
the dingy archway of the long, long
roof. "Why, the Portland has only one
stateroom in it big enough for a band*
box, and of course the general has to
have that, and there isn't a deck where
one couple could turn a slow waits. No,
indeed! wait for the next flotilla, when
our fellows go, bands and all. Then
we'll see."
But surely, Mrs. Garrison, we are
told the war department has positively
forbidden officer's wives from going on
the transports"—again began her in
terrogator, a wistful look in her tired
eyes. "I know I'd give anything to join
Mr. Dutton.1
"The war department haa to take or
ders quite as often aa it givea them,
Mrs. Dutton. The tiling is to know how
to be of the order giving side. Oh, joy I"
she suddenly cried. "Here are the
Primes and Amy Lawrence—then the
regiments must be coming! And there's
Stanley Armstrong!"
Far up the westward street the dis
tant roar of voices mingled with the
swing and rhythm and crash of martial
music. Dock policemen and soldiers on
guardbegan boring a wide lane through
the throng of people on the pier. A huge
black transport ship lay moored along
the opposite side to that on which the
guns and troopers were embarked, and
for hours bales, boxes and barrels had
been swallowed up and stored in her
capacious depths until now, over
against the tables of the Bed Cross,
there lay behind a rope barrier, taut
stretched and guarded by aline of sen
tries, an open space close under the
side of the greater steamer and be
tween the two landing stages, placed
fore and aft. By this time the north
tide of the broad pier was littered with
the inevitable relics of open air lunch
ing, and though busy hands had been
at work and the tables had been
cleared, and fresh white cloths were
spread and everything on the tables
began again to look fair and inviting,
the good fairies themselves looked ask
ance at their bestrewn surroundings.
"Oh, if we could only move everything
bodily over to the other side," wailed
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Illinois Central Time Table No. 22, takiog ef
fect at 12:00 o'clock noon, Sunday, Oct. 8, 1890.
Main Line Passenger Trains.
Arrive I West Bound.
6:66 p. ml..
8:44 a.ml..
10:20 p. m|.«
... .+No. 81, Clipper
+No. 8, Day Express....
*No. t. Flyer
Arrive West Bound. Leave
12:25 p.
2:00 p.
sizes from half pints to five gallons.
Something NEW IN
Pocket books, and Calling Card
Cases. Just what
Every Lady
We have a fine line of
Silk umbrellas
Call and see them.
Manufacturer of
And Repairer
of all kinds of Vehicles, and general repalrei
of all Kinds of Wood Work
Foi Fanning Implammts and Macblnary
Shop on Franklin Street, near the bridge, wtth
Alex Sefstrom, in building lately ooeupled py
...•tNo.01. way Freight...
11:06 p,m
•tNo. 7l,Throu«b Freight. |2:80 p.m
Arrive East Bound. Leave
10:10 a. ...No. 92t Way Freight.,.|i0:66a.m
South Bound
Bet Cedar Rpdii
and Manchester
NO. 808 9:46 a.m
NO 881 6:20p.m
No. 8515:56p.m
Ci M. St. P. Ry.
North I
St. Paul
Way FreL.
South Beunl
est,Passenger, 9:08a.m.
11:59 a. m.
Daveaport ft Kansas Olty.Pasa*.... 6:07p. m.
Way Freight, 10:20 a. m.
B.C. R. & N. R'y.
Arrive Leave
7:85am No. Minneapolis Express.. 8:06 am
12:90 No.sWaverly Passenger... 8:80pm
12:08 ngt
5 Minneapolis Express. .12:10 ngt
6:40 a No. 18 Chicago Passenger.
11:45 No. 19 Chicago Passenger.
No. 1—Free chair car and coaches to Minne-1
a polls and St. Paul. No. 6—Pullman sleepers
and coaches to Minneapolis and St. Paul,
8:do No. 2Chicago Passenger.... 8:40pm
10:15 a No. 4 8t. Louts Passenger.. 8 06psn
8:10 a No. 6 Chicago ft 8t.Louls Ex. 8:80 a
12:20 ngt No. 8 Chicago Fast Express. 12:80 ngt
No. 10 Passenger 6:06
No 12 Burlington PasBenger 7:15 a
No s—Pullman sleeper, free chair car and
coaches to Chicago. No. G—Pullman sleepers
and through coaches to Chicago end St. Louis.
No. 8—Pullman sleeper to' Chicago arrives
Chicago 7:60 a. m. Ngi-nlgtt.
8:10 Decorah Passenger 8:15 a I
4:05p DecorahFrelabf. 6:20pm
72:60 pm....Spirit Lake Passenger.... 8:80am
12:20 ngt ..Sioux Falls Fast Express... 12:80 ngt
2:80 Passenger 8:05
7:85 m» Passenger 7:16 a
l: 6 a Passenger 8:40
a We have the right
kind at the right kind
of prices. Come in
Madam President, as from her perch I LOOK
on a stack of Bed Cross boxes she BUT
veyed that coveted stretch of clean, un
hampered flooring.
"And why not?" chirruped Mrs. Oar*
rison, from a similar perch, a tier or two
higher. "Here are men enough to move
mountains. All we have to do is to say
the /word/"
6:16 p.
8:44 a. in
10:25 p.
Arrive East Bound. Leave
0:40 a. ml.
8:20 p. ml.
8:22 a. m|.
....+No. 82, Clipper
..tNo. 4, Day Express....
*No. 2, Flyer
9:40 a.
8:20 p.
8:22 a.
North Bound
No,804 6:60 p.m
No. 822
6:86 a.
No.8611:45 p.m
tDaily Except Sunday.
ROB. Station Agt.
The Maple Leaf Route*'
Time card, Thorpe, Iowa*
CHoago Special, Dally, Going East.....7:40 a
Day Ex «ess, dally exoept Sunday 8:04
WayFrelcbt, dally 11:36 am
Goirg West, North and SoutH.
Way Freight, dally 9:85 pm
tention thereby centered upon him and I dally exoept Sunday.. .. 1:58
who would fain have shaken his fist, For information!an5iek appVto
rather than waved the one unoccupied
hand in perfunctory reply. "When I
go I'll choose a ship with a band and
broad decks, not any such cramped old
canal boat as the Portland/
6:41 a
J. L. O'HABROW Agent Thorpe.
Passenger 6:05
7:50 Clinton Passenger 7:15 a
7:50 m....Davenport Passenger.... 7:16 a
"Trains numbers 5.6,8,18, 19, and Sioux Falls
Fast Express run daily, all other trains dally ex
cept Sunday."
Genl Pass ft Tkt Agt. Ticket Agent.
Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Is Loaning Honey as cheap
as any person or Corpor
our line of horse iur
nlshings—a complete
line of Ai goods.
Make* a Specialty of
Intenering and Corns Cured or
no Pay.
Do All Kinds of
Work in Iron—
Maohlnerr and all kinds of Farm Implements
and Machinery repaired. The best of
work guaranteed.
A share of the Public Patronage is solicited,
Suoeesaor to Peter Mever*
Compound Vapor and Sham
ooo Baths.
4 mr|n eases are caused
1# It
I LI by poisonous see
llft I rill re"®"8.
olosr the
Choice Farm Lands,
I terms, very desirable propel!
low prices. Large list to si
from. When you want to bu
sell call on
.-v.'v Manchster, Iowa*
Abstract Co.,
Kan cheater, low*.
olog the wheels
The name and
the symptoms
may be different
but.the cause of
disease can us
ually be traced
to the imparlect action ot the millions
of pores of the human body. A bath in
accordance with scientific require
mente is the best preventative and
remedy known. The methods employ
ed by me are the most scientific, ever
invented or discovered for dispelling
disease. Besults tell the story. Give
me a trial. This is the Oonant system
of baths. A competent lady attendant
in charge of the fadiesdepartment.
Office and bath rooms on Franklin
street, opposite Globe Hotel
16tf Q. D. QATeS.
The Old Reliable Blacksmith,
P. J. Roohe
Can be found at his shop on Franklin street
daring business hours, with a oompatent
foroe of workmen to do all kinds of
jjtoiitfrirg,wayftjfcrtrw..*,-,, t,..faJ,i,, ft rf-,
Office In First Nations
Bank Building.
Orders by mail will receive careful*.
We have complete copies of all reoord*
of Delaware county.
Felt Boots!
We' are better prepared thur
ever to supply your wants in the
above goods. Prices away down.
J. E. DAVIS, Manchester,
la., Main St., North of
Court House.
I am making first-class farm loans
at S and 6 per cent., with privi-v
furnished at a rate meeting
all competition.
J. E. DAVIS, Abstracter,
Successors to A. W *i
Stevens & Co.
We have on hand all
kinds of
Oysters in season.
Fish, sausage and the
best cured meats.
Chicago News
is now showing the largest and choicest
line of fancy Chocolates, Bon Bona,
Mars mallows and Counter Candle*
ever shown in Manchester.
Before buying your
Christmas Candies
call and examine our line. Wis ean:''
please you In quality and price,
largest and beet equipped laundry in
the state.
Nic Malven.
Ot Wink Map*
have arrived, and those desiring
Most all die'
Should not fall to
call and examine
our stock.
are admirable in fabric
and in fit, In winaom
ness and in workman
Nearly a quarter of a
century in business in
Manchester ought to be
a guarantee of our com
petency and qualifica
tions to give satisfac
You areinyited|to in
epect our stock and get
•our prioea.
L. & A.
Corns and InterferlngCured or no pay.
faction guaranteed.
Notice in Inventive Age I
Book "How
to obtain Patent*" I

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