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Yu i- •i fc m.? $ •-I -M & •M f- r- :J v: i- .• y. It IK ft*- a' r„'. 'v •'. & 1/ V-' S if'V..' ts'£ &*• i:5 -V. i':- 13&9d£93^SS99^S9^ Cc untu Correspondence. DYEBSVXLLE AND VICINITY. /•it A. bright boy baby at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Hass, of Delhi township. We hope he may be presi dent some day. The many friends of Miss Lena Loosbrock will be glad to learn that she is well on the way to recovery from her late illness. Jv: im Tobin, of Lamont, was in Dyers ville last Thursday on his way to Worthing ton whore he attended the dance and also visited bis folks. Geo. Flynn, of Colesbuig, was here Monday and took the early train for Dubuque to visit his brother, William .Flynn, who 1b quite sick at the hospi tal there. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hinners and Mrs. Frank F. Vorwald, of Dixon Settle ment, were passengers to Dubuque last Saturday where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Filmaier for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Fangmann, who reside on their farm a few miles west of Worthington, were here Monday visit lag with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hollenbeck of the Dyersville House and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muehe and others. Joseph Menke, of Luxemburg, and Miss Rosa Vaska were united in mar riage in the Catholic church at Ban croft last Tuesday morning, the Rev. Father A.J. Schemmel oiliciatin g. The groom Is a thrifty and progressive young farmer and well worthy of his bride, who is the highly esteemed daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vaske, of near Bancroft, who are well known in these parts as they formerly resided near New Vienna. The wedding feast, held at the home of the bride's parents was one of the most happy events that over took place in the vicinity of Ban croft, and their legion of friends at that place and in this vicinity wish the newly married couple a prosperous voy ,v\ age on the ocean of life. On last Tuesday morning EABXVILXjE. On Wednesday occurred the death of •:.v Mrs. Reeder at the age of eighty six years. She was born in England, ime to this country in 1837 and to this county in 1854. She leaves to mourn har loss her husband, aged 88 years, Gao. Reeder, of Sac county, Royal Raeder, of Manchester, and .1. S. Bseder, Mrs. McCabe, Mrs. Gar rett and Mrs. Ashburn, of this place. The funeral was held at the M, J-:, church Friday morning at ten o'clock. Mrs. Lucy Luckenbill went to Du buque Tuesday morning to see W. H. Flynn, who is seriously ill at Mercy Hospital. John Burlett was calling on friends here Wednesday. HehaBjust returned from LaPorte, Ind.. where he has been visiting his brother for several* monthB. Rev. Wm. Klaus, of Ft. Dodge, vie ited his brothers here laBt week. J. 0. Nieman went to Chicago with a 'i car load of horses TueBday. He re turned Friday. :. Mr. and Mrs. T. 0. Eaton, of Man oiester, visited at L. G. Hersey's Tues day. I. Moreland was down from Coles burg Tuesday. About lifteen members of the K. P, Lodge went to Manchester Monday night where they were entertained by the K. 1j'B. at that place. W. L. Bender and E. H. Millen went to Manchester on businesB Thursday afternoon. J. S. Reeder held an auction sale at his farm southwest of town Tuesday. A large crowd WBB in attendance and everything sold well. Mr. Reeder has moved into his new houBe in the south pirtof town. Wm. Marten moved on J. S. Reed er's farm Friday. Stephen l'opham has purchased the Peter Boardway farm of 160 acres southwest of Manchester. ConBidera J: tion $8470. Clyde Foote is at home for two weeks visiting his parents. Clyde has a good l|lpP08iti°ii as stenographer and typewrit gpll'er in the Sante Fe railroad oilices at ||§j|Topeka, Kansas. •.ffejjit Johnson Allen arrived home Satur ijllday morning from Rensselaer, Ind., where he has been working with steam drill he formerly owned. About twenty-live young friends en joyed a birthday party at Carl Cruise's 'i.V Friday night, Carl being fourteen years old. The Washington Sociable given by the Y. P. S. C. E. at the home of S. Ede. Friday evening was not very well attended owing to the severity of the weather. George and Martha Wash iagton were present, to whom all were 1 introduced, after which games were played and refreshments served. The debate on "Expansion"' Friday ptffnight was a good one. The debaters .S-Jjwere George Staehle, Sr., Dr. Swin jplSbarne. B. J. Still, J. B. Swinburne, H. Millen, C. M. LaxBon, S. W. Klaus, ifJi^R. C. Dimond, W. I. Millen and D. 'lis' F. Laxson. I .: ir'vi' 'V ••r .' .'^ fi, Ju ik |P Sheriff Fishel was a business visitor Elbere Friday Mrs. Lillian Miller arrived her Friday fpHtor a visit at the home of her father, John Cruise, Jr. is The Bishop Telephone Co. has .changed its local ollice from W. L. &|»Bender'8 to A. L. Prentice's. The liv Sis^ery stable of J. B. Taylor and the ollice Mof Dr. Douglas have put in connections JWPtwith the line. F. L. Clark, of Hazel Green, and John Georgen, of North Fork, both .candidates for the ollice of clerk of court, were looking up their interests in this vicinity last week. Wm. Wickershelm left for his father's home at Giard, Clayton Co. Thursday, where hiB father is seriously ill. John Cattron was home from Ep worth over Sunday. EHLE& Mr. H. H. Wheelesa and family, Uriah Wheeless and family and Reuben Wheeless and family drove to Hopkin ton Friday to attend the silver wedding of their brother. They report a very nice time although they had a long cold rid*. Henry McMullen was in Manchester Saturday. Nelson Dewoody is delivering corn to J. J. Shields on the Burgess farm. Mrs. Frank l'atton ii the guest of her parents in Manchester this week. W. H. Ehlers was in Coggon one day last week. C. W. Henderson was in town day last week. Bert Henderson attended the funeral of Harvey Leonard at Cedar Rapids last week Sunday. OOGOON. Miss Mae Savage MISB Ib at ome from Chicago where she has been for about a year. M. Bacon and his bride, of llopkin ton, were guests of Emory Morris and wife Sunday. Miss Maud Ary arrived homo last Friday from LaCroaee, Wis., where Bhe has been for the past six months isit ing her sister, Mre. Chas. Flint. The Coggon high school base ball team challenges any team from any other high school for a game of ball as soon as all things are favorable for playing. For particulars address D. Hunt, manager. One of the most pleasant gatherings we have attended in a long while was the valentine social last Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs, H. M. Sheldon by the Young People's society of the Presbyterian church There was no lack of fun from the be ginning untii the close.—Monitor.- Ma thilda Steffen and Mr. Adolph Schaul were united in marriage in Holy Trin ity church at Luxemburg, by the Rev. Father F. W. Oberbroeckling. After the ceremonies a pleasant reception was held at the home of the bride's parents a little southeast of the town. Hun dreds of relatives and friends came there during the day to extend con gratulations. The bride and gr^om re ceived many useful and costly presents as tokens of esteem. The groom is an active and respected young farmer and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Steffen, and is a young lady highly esteemed by all who know her. They will reside on their nicely improved farm a little north of Luxemburg. Their host of friends wish them con tinuous happiness.—Commercial. RYAN. Arch Gilchrist has disposed of his residence here to Peter Curtis, of Hrzei Green, receiving therefor S1200. R. M. Merriam departed Monday evening for Los Angeles, California The condition of his brother, who has been sick at that place the past two mouths is not encouraging. Chas. C. Barry made a business trip to Hopkinton Wednesday. Chas. Miller has purchased of Mrs Schweingruber the house he has oc cupied the past four years. We under stand the consideration was nine hun dred dollars. Despite the inclemency of the weath er Friday evening the Forresters' dance was well attended. Forty-four nam bers were sold and all present had very enjoyable time. Miles McDonald, of Hazel Green was in town Saturday. A. S. Gibbons, of Anamosa, attended the C. O. F. ball Friday evening. Edmond Houlahan is nursing a vtri sore hand, the result of an accidenta all of a butcher knife while he was butchering a hog. Rob. Wilson, of Monticello, was in town Friday. Elmer Houston and Harold I'ugh were county seat visitors Saturday. Rev. P. H. Ryan held services ir Prairieburg Sunday. Mrs. M. Britt died at her home it Hazel Green township, Saturday morn ing after an illnesB of several weeks duration. B. Woodward and his sons, Bart and Gene, depart thiB week for North Lyn den, Kansas, where they will make their home in the future, having pur chased a large tract of land there. Flanagan Bros., of Prairieburg, will remove to our city the coming we el having rented the Prabel residence. Lewis, the little son of Mr. and John Moser and Miss Maggie Adamt were married at Petersburg last Wed nesday. Miss AdamB was born and raised in our city, and there are none of her associates but will join with UB in cheerful greetings and hopes for a a pleasant voyage on the matrimonia: H. W. Graves, of Manchester, was a visitor at old home Bcenes a few dayB ago. Roxie Trowbridge was keeping house for W. S. Page, while his daughter, Alma, was attending her grand mother who was quite sick. Mrs. James Foster, who lived about three miles north of this place died on the 21 inst. Mr. and Mrs. Foster were old Bettlers in this vicinity, and the sympathy of the whole community is with the family. Mrs. Foster leaves a a husband, James Foster, a daughter, AgneB Hansel, both of Mallory town ship and a son, George Foster, who re sides in California. Mrs. Geo. Walker is spending a few days in Dubuque. Mike Flaherty was at Guttenburn last week. Leavitt Bristol was a Manchester last week for a load of flour for his brother W. H. P, Bristol. Ledie Strader started for St. Paul last week, From there he^goes to Bill ings, where be will meet his uncle who has secured a situation for hrm. W. P. Chapman and C. E. Shall'er took a run over from Manchester the other night, to call on their families. James McMonigal took his mother in law and sister in law to Earlville last Wednesday where they took the train for Sumner. wr[ -,*a x^.-: per to the hungry laBt Saturday night. A Washington's birthday entertain ment was given by the pupils of our school on the evening of the 23 inst. They one and all showed the results of good training and capability to adorn the realm of literature! The expression of the audience: the best entertainment of the season. Saturday waB a very blustering day, hard on man and beast. We think Geo. Walker must be an apprentice to Dr. Tobie, as we see him riding with the Dr. every day. Bolts are being hauled to the stave factory daily, which will soon be stock ed 8uflii''"ntly to commence running. Borne HAB.TWICK. Mrs. Held is on the gain after a long illness with the grip. John Meister has been visiting friends at Delaware for several days. Miss Vira Hartman is reported very much improved in health. Mrs. John Sutton died at her home here on the 15th inst. in the 71st year of her age. She was born in lirookeide, Morris county, N. J. on January 31, 1851. She was married to John F. Sut ton, and soon thereafter they settled in Deihi. She was a good wife,mother and neighbor. Mrs. Sutton leaves sur viving her a husband, one child, three grandchildren, two brothers and one sister, together with a large circle of friends to mourn the loss of one who was very dear to them. She was a member of the M. E. church and the funeral discourse was delivered by Rev. Salisbury, our resident pastor. from Bert Sheldon arrived home Nebrasks Tuesday evening. Peter McEnany's little boy is Baid be a little better. to Mrs. Andrew Dewoody entertained her Bister, Mrs. Sutherland, one day laBt week. HOPKINTON. SS?5 Mrs. E. F. Main spent Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs M. L. Coyle at Center ,1 unction. W. B. Wheeless is quite poorly these days being confined to the house all of the time. An earnest and heroic effort seems about to be made by the people of Man Chester for a railroad from Oneida to that city. They have wished lor this for many years and in ail probability will make a hard try for it. Thev feel that with another road, competitive rates would greally benelit the city. Landlord JenkB has sold out his hotel business to II. J. Wilson, of Greeley. Mr. Wilson is a traveling salesman and understands well the needs of the trav eling public. Mr. Jenks has not yet decided just where he will locate. He came here an entire stranger and has attended closely to his own business caring for the wants of the public and we wish him success wherever he may locate. We understand that pos session will be given the lirst of March. Ulysses Whittaker, who was arreBted upon the charge of having a hand in the taking of the harness from Good's livery, was released from the charge by the grand jury which was in session last week. The evidence failed to show that he had any knowledge of the har ness being secreted in that bouse as he did not move there until months after the harness was stolen. The mystery of the explosion in the Brush Hill sch ol house has been solved. The dynamite cap that all suppose was left in the building the night pre vious, was iu the possession of .!o Swanson, the injured boy. He and one of his schoolmates had one each in th-?ir possession, supposing they were di charged rille shells, but this fact was not disclosed by the boys for sever il days after the accident. Herbert French and Loren l'latt de parted Tuesday night for Griuuell as delegates to the meeting of the Iowa State Oratorical Association. Lenox, the same as last year, wiil be a pirt of the audience. This time on account of the botched management which failed to get the oration in at the required time. Such monkey work should be stopped as the last two years of oratory at Lenox has been a considerable fake. The ones who caused the two botches ought to have their pictures in the year book.—Leader. ggj: LAMONT. Tho Lamont Woman's Club met with Mtb. JITE Johnlteillyis still very sick at theii home north of town. J. P. Smith and wife attended the marriage of the former's cousin at Manchester, Wednesday. COLESBURG. That which the friends of John A. Bush would not have been surprised a happening in the near future, came to pass last uly. That is his marriage He was married to Miss Lou Thomas of Waukon sometim? in the montl named. They are a couple of estim able people and their friends will wish them ahuppy journey through life. ames Shaw, an old settler in this neighborhood, died last week aged about ninety years. Helen Trower Friday. The Literary Hub met at the home of Jjernice Sager Monday eve. C. L. lirown has moved into his new house on South side, Mr. Thoruberg, from south of Aurora who bought C. L. Brown's property on north side has moved into it. Thero were 117 uurnbers sold at the dauee Thursday day night, Ira Aution and family moved back to Ureeley Wednesday after oaeyear liv ing in Lamont. lie worked in the creamery. The Free baptist church organized a Y. J\ S. C. JO. last Sunday. It will be held at 3:30 p. in. Sundays. On Wednesday, February 21st oc curred the marriage of .Jauies Duzurk to Miss Miry Kotch at ilizletou. They will live on a farm north of Lamout. Mrs. llazlctt, of New liamptou camu Thursday to visit her daughter and fdraily, Mis. Joel Pemberty. Miss Teuie Smith and father, of near Strawberry Point were Lamont callers Thursday. Beit Bush and a gentleman friend who are attending the U. 1. U. in Kay ette were guests at the H. Milton h«-m Friday, They came from Fayette r» make a visit at Mrs. Buih's and with other friends. F. W. Ithines and family, Adolph Nedreau and family departed for their new homes in Montaua Tuesday. We were sorry to part with them. A young man by ihe name of Ad Cherry went with them. J.J. llesner, Elwin Talmage and Frank Turner departed Thursday for Montana to look at the country aud if they like it will buy homeB there. Katie Trumblee visited her stater at Delhi laBt week. Miss Mabelle Franks was a passenger to DeB Moines Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. Rose Woodruff. Mrs. i'huebe Kobine ilicks was a passenger to Nebraska Monday. Herman Ehrke and wife were Inde pendence visitors Wednesday. 1. W. Knettle went to Elgin, 111., on business Tuesday. Glenn Turner returned home from Independence to visit her parents Wed nesday. Frank Kleckner spent Monday night in Greeley. John Elliott went to Stanley on busi ness Tuesday, Henry Weinberg spent laBt week near Stanley bailing hay. Edith Freussner, of near Dundee, The JEUbecah's gave a chicken su£-j visited her grand parents^ Mrk and Mia, il. Hilton, several days of last week Ray Wheeler, of Strawberry Point, WUB a Lamont visitor last week. Dr. Parker, of Aurora, transacted business in Lamont Tuesday. WASHINGTON LETTER. Former Senator Gorman has an nounced that he will attend the meet ing of thedemocratlc national committee here this week. The announcement was received wi'h undisgulied satisfac tion bv the other members of the com mittee. Mr. Gorman's lack of rympa thy with free Bilver ib well known, but no one has ever impugned his loyalty to the party nor his great ability as a polit ical manager. He recently gave out an interview declaring himaelf as much oppoBtd to Mr. Bryan as ever, but stating that he would support him If he were nominated as of course he will he. There is a general disposition among the democrats in this part of the coun try at least, to let bygones be bygones and to make no trouble with gold men who left the party in 1890 and now wish to come back. The issues this year will be very different from those of tour years ago, and, though th* platform wili reallirm the silver plank, it is certain that the light will be on the imperialistic policy of the admin istration and the British alliance rather than silver. It is thought probable that Mr. Bryan will even ask Senator (lornv'n to become chairman of the executive committee, a pos! which cnnBidered to be within the gilt of the candfdate, feeling conlldent that he will do his best for him in conjunction with Senator Jones, chairman of the Natioual committee. It seems to have been practically de cided to hold the democratic conven tion ahead of both the republican and populist conventions, with the obvious iutention of avoiding the necessity of refusing to accept the" populist plat form. When the latter party meets, it will iind the democratic platform and candidates already selected and if it wishes to refuse to support them, it can do so. The democratic leaders think that by this means they will get more populist votes than by the other. A populist split had long been considered inevitable and many democratic leaders are glad that it came this week at- Lincoln, Nebraska, rather than later iu the campaign. They believed that the conservative popu lists can more easily be held lirmly to the fusion arrangement of four years ago now that the extremists have re pudiated fusion in advance of its being formally tendered. The United States pension roll con tains now nearly one million names re quiring an annual distribution of $144, 000,000. There are still 3 revolution ary widows on the rolls, 138 widows of the war of 1812 15 survivors and 48 widows of the Indian wars of 1832-34, and over a thousand persons who re ceive pensions for the Mexican war, which ended over fifty yeare ago. And the SpaniBh war has hardly begun to count yet. Trustees LI Itrary Itcport. Manchester, luwa, February l4ttl.,lJ00. To the Honorable the Mayor, ami tile City oun cll of Manchester, la. Gentlemen —The trustees of the Manches ter Free PublloLibraryinobeilleuce to the re quirements ot Section vai of the Code of 1SU7, would respectfully submit to your honorable body the following report In refereuce to the Free Public Library of our city. First: the Board of trustees consists of Iho following citizens, to wit: Mrs. E. r, Carr, .Mrs. 1\ E. Trlem, Miss Idel Miles, Jo-topii liutchiu son, 8. A. Steadinan. A. llolllster, Geo. 1'leu e. A. H. Blake and K. r. Seeds. During the t-ur trustee, Mrs. A. S. Blair has resigned and her [lace has been fllled by the appointment of Mrs ite~ 1 E. Trlem, also trustee, Miss Harriet AuihUeo nas resigned and her place lias be tilled uy iho appointment of Miss Idel Miles. Tho olllcers at present are: President. Mr. Joseph Hutirhlu&on Vice President. G. G. Fierce Secretary. Mr. li. 1*. seeds. All of the trustees hive taken tho oath required by law. Second. The general condition of the library Is very satisfactory. It is patronized liberally by the people both as to books aud iu the use or tue reading room. There Is ateudency to crowd ing, and It would be desirable, at the earliest Sle osslble time, to have |mor- room granttu for use of the library. There are about 3807 vulumes of all classes In the library at the pres ent time. Third. There have been added to tho Library durlug the year 1699 In the circulating depart ment 133 volumes, Including the bouud maga zines: and In the reference department ill bound volumes and about as many pamphlets these refereuce books are Government Publica tions and are donatlous to the Library. Fourth. During the year 1899 there has been i-lrculttted 10285volumes. The largest circula tion in any ene month. 1070, was lu December, and the smallest, (343, was lu September, The largest percentage of circulation was in llctlou Mfth. There has been a loss of two book* during the year. Sixth. The amount of Hues collected wiu f-.J7.71. This bum has been practically all diss liursed lu paying lor freight on traveling library, cartage, P. O. box rent, stationary, cleaulug room, etc. Seventh. During the year 1899 there has been paid to Mr. Hollister as representative of the Hoard by the City Treasurer 1634 99 From the receipts of alplay lu April 13f 85 Total receipts, $t7u 34 Tho disbursements areas followH For salary of Librarian, 13 moullth&95 00 Periodicals In reading room 47 84 Furnishing room... Tt 75 Sundries 7 34 Lights to April 4, 1899 73 34 Fuel 33 GO Hooks 127 04 Total 011 81 611 81 Balance on hand '$ 58 68 Eighth. The report shows a disbursement ol $127 04 for books, of this about $.0 was for bind ing old books. So that actually about 107 dollars bave gone for purehastug uew books, if this In deducted from the total receipts it will appear that the amount received Irom the tax levy larst year, (one mill,) has Just about paid the general expenses of the Library. If the trustees had uoi taken steps, however, to raise money by the •Show" method there could have been no ad dltlous to tho Library during the year. Auy library which depends entirely upon Its old ac cumulation of books, however good they may be. must inevitably become moss covered, aud loose some of its power lor »ood. The addl* tlonallevy of the half mill, which your body has so wisely given the people will give us a reasuu dblo luud lor books for next year, aud avoid the necessity of our becoming ci-r. nic beggars for what the people should huve and should feel a delluht lu furnishing as no doubt they uo. The explanation of being 13 payments or U.e lilirariau salary Is that she was paid her De cember 189# salary lu tboyear 18(J9, and was aiso paid ber Deccutber salary 1899 ou the last day ot the year. The property of the Library is suitably in sured for a reasonable sum, and in good com panies., 1: Jos. HUTCHINSON Pres. FinvAitu P. SKJSDS Soo. DeWitt's Witch Ilazel Salve IB un equaled for piles, injuries and skin diseases. It is the original Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of all counterfeits.—H. Smith. Through Tourist Sleeping Car Service to Old fifoxico and California, via Chicago Great Western Uy. to Kansas City and Missouri, KansaB and Texas, San Antonio and Arkansas I'aBB and Southern Pacific Railways through lalla6, San Antonio, K1 J'aso and LOB Angeles to San Fraucisco. Ouly through car lines from the Northwest to Texas points and connecting at Spofford Junctiou for all points in Old Mexico. These cars are in charge of an experienced oilicial and leave Oel wein every Saturday at 7:00 a. m. reach ing Dallas the following Sunday. San Antonio on Monday, El Paso on Tues day, Los Angeles at noon Wednesday aud San Francisco early Thursday morning. These are Pullman Tourist Cars similar to those run on all trans continental lines and the charges for berths are about half those regularly charged To persons who have made the trip to California via other routes, thin Southern route will prove a moBt delightful change, and to persons con templating a trip to Texas or Mexican points, it furnishes facilities heretofore unotTered. Full Information furnished by any Chicago Great Western Agent, or F. H. Lord, G. P. & T. A., 118 AdamB St., Chicago.^ /.. 6w8 islillllslMitl'' 'Ml I Again the publishers of the DEMO CRAT have decided to give itB old and new subscribers who pay one year'Bsub scription in advance, a present of either one of the following: Famous Frontiersmen, Pio neers and Scouts, Being narrativeB of the "seB and ex ploits of the most renowned Heroes Trappers, and Explorers of this coun try, etc. It iB a book of 540 pages, has over 250 full page portraits and illns trations, and iB bound in EngliBh silk cloth, stamped in silver. The Home Physician and Cen tury Cook Book An •legaDtly bound book of 353 pages and orer 300 illustrations. It should be In every family. The Boston Globe eeys: "It is better and more fully illustrated than any other book of the kind." The St Paul Dispatch pronounces it "The best book for the purpose we have «ver eecu.' The Minneapolis Coram»rcial-Uulle tin, commenting upon it says: "There has never been a superior book of its kind issued." "It is," says the Detroit Evening News, "juet what its name implies—a family book." /Poultry Culture ri'kVr-f- Written by I. K. Felch the greatest living authority on poultry raising. It is nicely bound in cloth and con tains over 400 pages of valuable in formation to every one interested in the raising of poultry. It has uver Bixty illustrations and treats on the bret-diug of poultry, location, buildings and fur uiKhing8, feed and care of fowls, from shell to griddle, artificial inclination, diseases of fowls and their medical treatment, mating turkeys, ducks, geese, etc. Pooular American Dictionary, Bound in cloth. Contains over 32,000 words with accurate deflnitions, proper spelling and exact promiDcmtiuii. Il is enriched with 400 illustrations and be sides being a dictionary of the English language, it contains a compendium of classical quotations list of scriptura names popular names of states and cities metric system of weights and measures mythological names: Ameri canisms government aud constitution of the United States biographical dic tionary of distinguished men vocabu lary of English synonyms. Also spec ial departments on commercial and legal questions banks and banking: interest tables and laws agricultural tables legal phrases and maximB, etc., the whole forming a library in itself. Prince Bismark And the Be establishment of the German Empire, by Max Frederick. This great work is printed in German text, is appropriately illustrated, con tains nearly 300 pages, !b handsomely bound in Bilk, and a fine portrait of the "Iron Chancellor" is sliuwn on the front cover. The Condensed Code of the Laws of Iowa. .Being a condensation of all the gen eral statute laws of this state (except the code of procedure) contained in the code of 1897. Murray's Horse Book,! Treats on the origin, characteristics and training of horses, and gives remedies for their diseases. Tells how to Belect and how to care lor dairy cows, and how to educa'e and train dugs. Dairv and Creamery I Is a semi-month newspaper published the 1st and l&th of each month e.nd devoted to the dairy,creamery and stoct interests. Remember, every old and nuw sub scriber who pays all arrearages and out. year's subscription in advance to the DEMOCRAT, is entitled to receive hi:, choice of either one of the abov Pentiums. If Sent By Mail. Eighteen cents in addition to the sub Bcription price iB required to prepa postage on "Famous Frontiersmen, Pioneers and Scouts," and ten cents foi postage on each of the other books, ex cept the Code of Iowa. Periodicals. We will also furnish to our paid-in advance subscribers at reduced rates and at actual cost to us, almost any ol the leadlug newspaperj aud magazines published. The readers of THIS DEMOCKA'i may rest assured that it will, during coming y^ar, m*iutaiu the high standard of i-xi-ellence it has attained and continue to be, as it has been for many years past, the leading newBpapei published in this couutv The Quaker folding Turkish Bath Cabinet 1* guaranteed to bo the best of all cabinots at any prtco, Tlioy are highly recommended by physicians. Every family ohould have one. ONLY fnoofor Cabinet complete, incliull akohol stove, directions and vnlujtb'e formulas and receipts for medicated bailis and various ailment*. LIFE and WORKS of DWJGHT L. MOODY, wrltton by Ills son and Ira I). San' ey, contains 000 paues, embellished th over loo exehislvo photographs and elegantly aud durably bound. HUDSON'S Hone ELECTRIC ANIJ1ATOR for electrical treatment at home saves health, life, medicine and doetor bills. I am agent for this county for &U of the above Sub agents wanted. Apply to W. H. SELLERS, Manchester, iota. Homeseekers Kxcnraion Tickets TO nearly aU points In the United States on salo Hi all tlckot oilices of tlio Cliicugo (Jroat West* em llullway on iho 1st and 2nd Tuesdays of February. March and April, at the very low boineseekers rate of one faro plus ?2 for the round trip. Tickets good for return within 21 days from date of sale. Persons coutenipi.-itln^ a trip WLU save money by calling on auv agent of the Chicago Great Western Hallway and ol) talnlng dotnO infoirnnUon retarding tlio Inane soekors rates, or address F, II. Low, (1. & T. A., 113 Adams St., fhlcxgo, wio John Dirr, I\SH vjllr, Ind., UNVS. "I never used anything as good as One Minute Cough Cure. We Hre n-ver without it." Quickly break** up con?hB and colds. Cures all 'hroBt'Hmt. Inng troubles. Its use prevent con sumption. Pleasao to take.—H. O. Smith, Have I not bidden said to be tho same made by tho Madl« ruly wise, heedlll new ure of something Hocky Mountain Tea, Medicine Co if ye are arolng.—(irevg & \N »rd. W. S. Philpot, Albany, UaM sa^s, "DeU'itt's Little Early Kis»rs did me more good than any pills ever took The famous little pills for constipation, biliousness and liverand bowel troubles. —11. C. Smith. Mrs. J. K. Miller, Newton Hamilton, l'a., writes, "1 think DeW itt's Witch Uazel Salve ihe grandest salve made." It cures piles and heal, everything. All fraudulent imitations are worth less.—II. C. Smith. The large and increasing circulation of The Iowa Homestead in this county is a matter for congratulation to the publishers and to good farming, far, of all the papers of its class in the coun try, it is easily the best and most help ful. Its Special Farmers' Institute editions, issued with the regular edition the lirst week in each month, have been for years the admiration of ill practi cal farmers. Written wholly by farm ers, they are full of actual experience, and smell of the soil, We have been fortunate enough this season to Becure terms for The Homestead and its Spec ial Farmers' Institute Editions,together with The l'oultry Furmer ana The Farmers' Mutual Insurance Journal, four of the most valuable farm publi cations in the country, that euable UB to oiler the lour in connection with our own paper for 81.90 for the entire live, one year. This is empbaticallya good thing, and no farmer in this county should fail to take advantage of this offer. For a large line of thoroughly practical farm reading nothing has ever been offered before that equals it. A county paper, a farm paper, a poultry |iaper, a farm insurance paper and the Special Farmers' Institute, all for SI.90. Come in and order them. "After doctors failed to cure me pneumonia 1 ueed One Minutt Cough Cure and three bottles of it cured me. It i» also tin1 best remedy on earlh for whooping ooui,-h. It cured my grand children of the worst cases," writes Ino Kerry, Loganton, Pa. It is the only harmless remedy that gives im mediate results. Cures coughs, colds, croup and throat and lung troubles. It prevents consumption. Children always like it. Mothers endorse it.—II. C. Smith. Personally Conducted Tours to Cali fornia in Pullman Tourist bleeping Cars. to Via Chicago Great Western Lly Kansas City and S -.uta Fe route to Angeles and Southern California. Only line having new l'ullman Tourist sleepers equipped with wide vestibules, steam heat and gas light. One of these new Bleepers makes connection at Oelweln with train leaving Thorpe at 1.53 p. m. every Monday, via Chicago Great Western for Los Angeles and Southern California via Kansas City, and reaches Los Angeles the following Friday morning. These tours are per sonally conducted by an experlenc -d oilicial, who accompanies the tram tu its destination. The cars are well tquipped for a loug journey aud are as comfortable as the standard sleupors while the price of a dou ila berth about one half. Full information fur nished by any Chicago Groat Western agentorF. H. Lord General Pass. Ticket igent, 133 Adami St., Chicago. 6 8w Los "I had dyspepsia fr years. No medicine WBB BO effective as Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. It gave immediate relief. Two bottles produced marvel ous results," writes L. II. Warren, Albany, Wis. It digests what you eat and cannot iil to cure.—II. C. Smith. In the Disrrnt foui'f of 1«\v» la and h'or Delaware Comity, lowu. Sin Term, A. t. li»00. Win Devatin MH.uIre") vs. I .James M. Jteumond, Original Notice. et al. To .lames M. Hedmond, Ann H. Kedinnnrl, John ('. ItHdmoud. Mrs. .'o 11 e«unmi I'. Uedmou'l and ^rs I'. Kedimnd. You aul each of you are hereby untitled that there Is now on llle In the ultloo of the uleik if the district nrt of Delawarecmmty, !o\v:i, tho petition of Ann I evaua Mc,(iulre, in which she alleges that she Is tho absolute owner in fee ot lots one hundred an sixteen (IK!) aud on* hundred and seventeen (117* iu the town (if MasutiviHo, said I elawur? county. Iowa aud asks that her title to the am* bo established and confirmed against the adverse claims of each of you. \nur heirs and assigns, that all iMTsonscliilming bv. through or under vou, bo barred and forever estopped from havl'ig or clal ding auy right or title adverse to the plaiu tlfl In said premises, that the title to salu prem ises be (juieted in tho plaintiff, aud for such other and furJier relief as may be deemed equitable In the premises. And hat uule vo*i appear and answer or plead thureto on or before noon of the second day of tho uext term of tin District Court In aud for Delaware countv, Iowa, to be begun and holden at Manchester ou the 7th day of Mny, 1900, your dofault will be entered ana a dicroo rendered as prayed in petition, Manchester, Iowa, February 7th, 1900. BhoNSON & C'Altlt. Attorneys for Plaintiff. Geo. I* .rbe, Mendo'a, Va., Hays, "Nothing did me BO much good as Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. One dose re lieved me, a few bottles cured me." It digests what you eat and always cures dyspepsia.--Il. C. Smith. Looking for Something Good? If so see our irresist able line of bargains is- for this week ir Dry Goods, Groceries and Shoes S|tcial prices in all winter dry goods /'y GROCliRIKS always I'esh clean and the best and prices al ways the lowest. We guarantee satisfaction on tve.ypiirof shoes we sell Our shoe department this spring is the biggest and best we have ever had and our shoes are what we call mighty good value—every one of them. Come and see RACKETSTORE ty W ippWSIWU^^UJYPHJII.MI Am '/t IW FINE' STATIONERY At the Central Pharmacy Everything needed (o business and out tj correspom ence, invitations, rrgrets, mourning paper and ladies' visiting cards. CALL IN AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE! SANDERS PHILIPP GREGG & WARD Without P*ta *nd without ths Knlfg his created a great stir in the medical word, 1 Catarrh auccumbs readily to Dr. Curts' wonderful treatment you ars blind, deaf qr have eye or ear trouble or catarrh visit Dr. Curts and be treated. Thous- I IQCrV and* of patients from all over the country treated every 1 I I I I on without pain, inconvenience or detention from business. You have delayed enough already—do not nee Bulid!ni*eDUBUQui2^0WA.C^''*T^'' FRED ELLIS, GIVE US A TRIAL. PROPRIETOR •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a••••?» iriilk jCans.., I Ten, fifteen, I twenty and thirtv gallon milk cans,,.. ^4 & ,r Customers Are Our Best Advertisement We make it a point to satisfy. we have not just what you want we'll get it lor you. Our stock of drugs and sundries is extensive—large enough for almost everyone, but you may want something special. You are the one we want to satisfy particularly. We know we can do it. IT IS A COLD DAY But the old man is ready for it far he has bought his coal of the Manchester Lumber Co., and we have some let. Give us your order. The price is right and the coal is right and will give the best of satisfaction. MANCHESTER LUMBER CO. PHONE 156. This Coupon is Worth S5» Cut I it) out and Hand to Dr. F. Geo. V.uns, FREE Prr.mlie I liofif Consultation and DiagaMh usually charged $5 far by Hwi)* dans. His method ol curiHf BLINDNESS DEAFNESS a The Excelsior Laundry Re-opened I have re-opened my laundry on Main street and am prepared to turn out strictly FIRST-CLASS WORK Your patronage is earnestly cited. The wagon will collect and deliver bundles regularly. cis may be left at the postoffice newstand. Give me a shar your work. Geo. S. Lister's I A .4 Security '75"