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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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Lucy Luckenbill went to Du
buque Tuesday morning to see W. H.
Flynn, who is seriously ill at Mercy
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
:. Mr. and Mrs. T. 0. Eaton, of Man
oiester, visited at L. G. Hersey's Tues
I. Moreland was down from Coles
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
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
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
•.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
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.
'V ••r .' .'^
|P Sheriff Fishel was a business visitor
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.
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
Henry McMullen was in Manchester
Nelson Dewoody is delivering
corn to J. J. Shields on the Burgess
Mrs. Frank l'atton ii the guest of
her parents in Manchester this week.
W. H. Ehlers was in Coggon one day
C. W. Henderson was in town
day last week.
Bert Henderson attended the funeral
of Harvey Leonard at Cedar Rapids
last week Sunday.
Miss Mae Savage
at ome from
Chicago where she has been for about a
M. Bacon and his bride, of llopkin
ton, were guests of Emory Morris and
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.
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.-
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
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
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
Elmer Houston and Harold I'ugh
were county seat visitors Saturday.
Rev. P. H. Ryan held services ir
Mrs. M. Britt died at her home it
Hazel Green township, Saturday morn
ing after an illnesB of several weeks
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Bert Sheldon arrived home
Nebrasks Tuesday evening.
Peter McEnany's little boy is Baid
be a little better.
Mrs. Andrew Dewoody entertained
her Bister, Mrs. Sutherland, one day
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
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
Tho Lamont Woman's Club met
Johnlteillyis still very sick at theii
home north of town.
J. P. Smith and wife attended the
marriage of the former's cousin at
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
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
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
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
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
Glenn Turner returned home from
Independence to visit her parents Wed
Frank Kleckner spent Monday night
John Elliott went to Stanley on busi
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 property of the Library is suitably in
sured for a reasonable sum, and in good com
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.
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
Again the publishers of the DEMO
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Personally Conducted Tours to Cali
fornia in Pullman Tourist
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.
"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.
Win Devatin MH.uIre")
.James M. Jteumond, Original Notice.
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.
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.
If so see our irresist
able line of bargains
is- for this week ir
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
ippWSIWU^^UJYPHJII.MI Am '/t IW
At the Central
Everything needed (o business and
out tj correspom ence, invitations,
rrgrets, mourning paper and ladies'
CALL IN AND SEE WHAT
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
GIVE US A TRIAL. PROPRIETOR
I twenty and
Customers Are Our
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
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.
This Coupon is
Worth S5» Cut
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
The Excelsior Laundry Re-opened
I have re-opened my laundry on Main street and am prepared to
turn out strictly
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.
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