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QUILL flours are tho two Best
Brands ot flour made in tho United
States in fact Pittsburg claims
that their flour Beats the World.
We are selling these two grades of
fiour Cheaper to-day than you are
paying for the Cheaper Grade.
Our flour trade has almost doubled
in the last six months, although we
have had to compete.with cheaper
flour. These two brands of ifiour
are never mixed.
Cal Atkinson.
We are sole agents for the sale of the STRAIN FARM, con
listing of
tion iS, Coffins Grove township,
v,t,J r-'
acres of choice, well improved .land, situat in sec­
per acre.
miles north of Masonville.
The south half of the section has the best buildings, and can
be sold lor
The northwest quarter of the section has its separate farm
buildings and can be sold for
per acre.
Enquire on the premises or at the office of j"-.-- _•, 'ifS
Bronson & Carr,
Manchester, Iowa.
Did you Ever
We don't believe you ever did.
'j his coal is all coal—good,
solid, clean, black diamonds,
nbthing better to be found. It is Federal Smokeless. Just
the thing for Grates, and Soft C01 Stoves. Give it a trial and
be convinced you have never hadits equal.
ia th« way of Vehicles, Buggies, Spring Wagons and Lumbei
wagons or any special job in this Iin-e. "•''v
Anything in our line that can or cannot be had anywhere elst
We can manufacture on short notice.
It must also not be forgotten that we keep constantly on
hand everything pertaining to a buggy or wagon and do all kinds
of repairing, having expert men in all the departments lequired for
carriage and wagon building.
by making your purchases of us.
Kennedy Busey Co.
Vivid Adventure* of White Tmtar In
O, SHE Is not my wife," said
the old trader as he glanced
at the pretty young Samoan
woman who had just entered and
greeted the Btr&nge papalangl with a
graceful talofa alll.
He was not at all offended at my
random suggestion. It was quite ex
cusable, for In these regions a trader
without a native wife Is a phenomenon.
But I might, If I had used my faculties
of observation, have known better.
There was no trace of womanly care
in the dingy, unkempt little dining
room, the wooden walls were dirty
and bare of adornment, the table was
littered with old books and ragged,
much worn newspapers, while the
floor looked as If It were a stranger to
the broom.
The girl, her smiling greetings over,
squatted cross legged on tbe floor and
busied herself preparing a bowl of
kava, which, of course, had %een sug
gested as soon as I arrived. An ample
lava-lava of blue checkered stuff was
wrapped around -her loins, her full,
maidenly bosom was but partially con
cealed by the black silk handkerchief
knotted carelessly over her shoulders,
and a single flower of the red hibiscus
lit up her long, carefully dressed black
It was the ordinary native costume,
such as any girl will put on when
called In to make kava for a stranger.
But she wore It with an air of grace
everything she had on was new and
clenn she looked certainly more favor
ed than her dingy Samoan sisters who
passed to and from among the buts
outside or hung around the edge of
the veranda striving to obtain a
glimpse of the new arrival. They
could not get any nearer, because the
veranda was Inclosed with a high
fence of barbed wire, a device of tbe
trader to keep the too curious natives
at a distance.
I watched the girl closely, but the
trader took no notice. Be seemed ab
sorbed in
One of the Best Farms in
the County on Reasonable
sulul, or native cigarette,
which gave forth great clouds of smoke
at each vigorous puff. The lithe, slen
der wrists, with muscles like fine
drawn wire, were wringing out the
fau, or strainer of bark fiber, with
which the pounded kava root Is sepa
rated from the water. The vlsellke
grip on the fiber never ceased until ev
ery drop of Juice had been expressed,
and then, with a pretty, graceful ges
ture, she tossed the strainer over her
shoulder to a boy standing outside,
who shook the dry dust free and threw
It back.
Again and again tbe process was re
peated. With the utmost care every
grain of sediment was drawn from the
bowl, and the dark brown liquid, nau
seous, but refreshing, was ready.
The first cup Beemed to arouse the
old man's dormant loquacity. "She is
strange girl," he remarked, letting
his eyes rest for a moment on tbe kava
maiden. "Not like any of the other
Samoans. I can't make her out She
never goes gadding about with the
other girls nor flirts with the yonng
men. She Just stays quietly at liome
and refuses all the suitors who ask for
her band. She might have been mar
ried a dozen times during tbe past year
bad she chosen."
"Perhaps"—and I hesitated.
He nodded. "Yes, perhaps she has
an eye on this establishment. People
do say so, and they chaff me abont the
girl. But Bhe's nothing to me. She Just
washes the clothes and looks after me.
That Is all."
There was no trace of unseemly lev
ity In his tone. I waited In respectful
silence, for he was one of those kindly
men who wear their hearts upon their
sleeves, and I knew that hs would, If
left to do It In his own way, tall me the
tragedy of hlB life.
He took another bowl of kava, rolled
afresh cigarette and sighed. I smoked
"Thtrc in my u'tfe," he nairf.
patiently. Then he rose and, opening
a small writing desk which stood in a
corner, drew from it an old and faded
"There Is my wife," be said.
It was Just an ordinary common pic
ture taken by a cheap photographer
and, thanks to the climate, rapidly fad
ing into obscurity. One could make
out the features of a Samoan woman,
and showily dressed, a
baby In ber arms and a little girl cf
about 2 holding on by
As a work of art It was beneath con
tempt, but the old man handled it rev
erently, and, before he spoke again,
laid the picture back In Its receptacle.
"It's fading quickly," he remarked
sorrowfully, "though I keep it from
the light all I can. It was taken by a
traveling photographer in New Britain
Just before— But It's all I have left
of her. There's only the boy and I
alone now."
A smile lit up his thin face. "Here
he is," he exclaimed, as a fine little
fellow of about 10 rushed Into the
room. "Faa-mole-mole, pa," began the
youngster, in that strange mixture of
Samoan and English which half caste
boys speak In this country. Then he
stopped, noticing my presence.
"All right, Jacky," said tho father,
giving the curly head a kindly pat, "go
and say talofa to the gentleman." And
bashfully the boy, who had not seen a
strange white man for monthB, held
out his hand, and then took the first
opportunity of escaping from the room
to Join his playmates outside.
"He's all I have left," continued the
trader, "and I'm doing my best to
bring him up as an Englishman. But
what can I do here? He must play
with the Samoan boys, or with no one,
and I cannot afford to send him away
to school. Tbe little girl's better off
she's gone with a missionary to Syd
ney, and be takes good care of ber.
She'll grow up into a white lady, I sup
pose, some day, and won't know her
old, tether."
There was a lone pause, aafl w»
drank more kava and smoked in si
lence. Then the old gentleman became
"She was S years old when the old
woman died, and the boy here, well, be
could Just toddle about, holding on to
his mother's skirts. There wene sotn*
who blamed me for taking her to that
outlandish New Britain, where the peo
ple are real savages, and not civilised,
like here. But what was I to do? I'd
been trading for McAllster A Co.—
you've heard of them, I suppose—when
the firm broke up, and I was left
stranded on the beacb. I hadn't had a
chance to save much, and there were
the wife and child to keep. When I
got the offer to go to New Britain and
open up some new trading stations, I
Jumped at It, without thtntinj over
much of the risk.
"I was a fool, I know, and BOW—if I
could only take It all back!" He took
another cup of kava to hid* his emo
I could think of nothing appropriate
to say, so I sat and wafted, while the
girl, squatting on the floor, looked op
In her master's face and thoughtfully
began to prepare a second bowl of ka
At last he resumed the broken nar
rative: "We got on all right as long
as we were at the bead station, where
there were several whites, and the na
tives had In away learned some man
ners. But when I went away to dis
tant parts of the Isle to open op new
stations I began to feel sorry that I'd
brought the missis with me. But she
would not hear of going back, not she!
She Bwore she'd stick to me through
thick and thin, and so she did till the
"But, to cut a long story short we
opened up three or four stations safely
enough. We used to go, Just ourselves,
In a boat with our boxes of trade and
a crew of four boys from the Duke of
York's Isle. They were more afraid of
being eaten than we were, they
stuck to us pretty close.
"It was the cheek of the thing did It
and I wonder now, when 1 look back,
that we were not killed and cooked a
dozen times over. The natives simply
conld not understand a whits a
coming among them like that all alone,
and they pen so astonished that they
forgot to attack us. They were a poor
lot of savages, going about quite naked,
and If you gave one of them a piece of
print he would hang It around his neck
and walk away as proud as Punch.
They were always fighting among
themselves and thought no nitre of
killing a man than we would of shoot
ing a pigeon. Why, I've seen a young
fellow executed there Just for stealing
a cocoanut off a chiefs tree, and If
they had dared they would have killed
me as readily for the sake of my trade.
"They hadn't much to buy goods
with, either—« little copra and some
beche demer and pearl sheila. They
wanted axes and tomahawks and
knives but, most of all, they wanted
tobacco pipes—common clay tobacco
pipes. What they did with them
don't know, for they did not buy any
tobacco kept them as a sort of idol or
fetich, I suppose. They would'sell ev
erything they had to get a pipe, and
especially a black one, and It was be
cause of those cursed pipes that I lost
my wife, and nearly lost my own life
too. Perhaps It might have been as
well," be added despondently.
"Nonsense, man," 1 Interposed, as
cheerfully as I could, "but how did It
happen? Tell me all about If
"It was the fourth place was at
I think, a wild part where no mis
sionary had ever dared to set his foot.
We were a long way from the main
station, and I had to depend apon my
self entirely. It was np at the head of
a deep bay, and there were a let at
mangroves, I remember, growing along
the beach, and then you went up a
steep bank 10 or 12 feet high, an top
of which was the village.
"Well, the chief was very glad to see
me. Be said they wanted a wblte
trader badly and Invited me to stay.
I pitched ea a likely spot tn the
middle of a grove of palms close to the
beach, you may be sure. We soon tan
up a rough bamboo house, and I got
tbe wife and children, for there were
two by this time. Into It Then we car
rled tbe goods ashore, hauled op tbe
boat, and I sat dowa to wait for my
"I might have been waiting till this
day for all the baslnees I did. The
chief was very pleasant and fair
spoken and took all the presents I gave
him with the greatest condescension.
But when came to trading I found
the people were ee poor that they'd
nothing to trade with. I got abont 100
pounds of copra and a little pearl ahell
In a week. That was alL I soon made
up my mind that the place waff-no*
good enough for my buslnees, and be
sides, from one or two little things I'd
noticed, I cam* to tbs conclusion that
it would be healthier to leave as soon
as possible.
"It would not do, I knew, to appear
in a hurry to get sway, so I took mat
ters easily and gradually packed up
the trade and got everything ready for
starting. But quiet aa I was abont It
the natives were too smsrt for me.
They saw what I was- up to, and the
word went round the village tbat the
white man was not to be allowed to
go away and to take all that lovely
trade with him. I wae In a tight place,
and I knew It and the boat's crew Just
sat shivering In their naked feet for
they felt that their fat* wsald be th*
same as mine.
"But the old woman was not afnrid
at all. It was wonderful the way she
kept up, with the two babies to look
after, and all cooking and work of the
houBe to do. As f*r me, I was pretty
well worn out with watching, and did
not get a wink of sleep for three nights.
The natives would eome around friend
ly enough during the daytime and look
at our goods, and we had to treat them
pleasant, for It would never do to let
them see that we were afraid. But at
night we had to be all on guard, for we
never knew at what moment a rush
might be made. I had raised a kind of
rough stockad* of bamboo about th*
At the tarns instant thi ftll.
four men of th* crew, *aeh with a guA.
I had a Winchester myself, but what
good would these arms be If the na
tives should make a rush In a body oa
usT I didn't dare sleep, 1 can ten you.
I was up and around every few min
utes to see that the guards were awake
and keeping a bright lookout. At last,
on the third night we had everything
packed, and I made up my mind to
start at once. The boys got the whale
boat out from the abed under which
she had been lying, and together we
pushed her down the steep bank into
tbe bay. But we bad no sooner
launched her than she filled, the water
was up to her thwarts, and there was
nothing for It but to haul her ashore
"I could not mak* It out at an, for
a week before she had been a perfectly
sound and ssaworthy boat and 1 knew
she could not have dried up so much
In tbe time. Still there was no doubt
about her leaking, and I soon fqund
out the raaaon. Those devils of native*
had bee* at her, sad some time. It
must have been duriag tbe previous
night had managed to knock a let of
hole* la "her bottom. They were quiet
over th* work, t*e, for, though th*
boat was eloss by, we aever heard a
souad. Thsy had staved In th* plaaks
with th* heads *f their stone axes. It
waa a good Job I had not sold them
any trsa tomahawks, sr slse tbs boat
would havs been cut to pieces beyond
.repair. It was bad enough, but, as
the wrecked eraft lay there In the man
grove swamp, I saw a glimmer of hope.
If w* conld pateh her up we might
still get away. If we couldn't—well,
I knew none *f us would se* another
dawn. It was touch and go, but then
was Jurt a chance.
"I posted tbe m*a on guard all
around tbe palisade, with strict In
junctions to ire at every native they
saw approaching. Then the wife and
I—and she was a brave little woman
set t* work. We collected all the old
meat tins ws could find about tbe
place, and, as we had been living en
nothing but tinned stuff for the past
week, there were plenty. I made a
lire aad melted the solder out of the
tins, se that I had a number of strips
of clean metal to use as patches. It
was bard work, I can tell you, lying on
my back la the mud amid the prickly
mangrove stumps nailing little bits of
tin on each broken place. We put the
children to sleep la tbe bottom *f th*
boat whtl* my wife held tbe candle
for me. Hew many h*urs I tolled I
doa't kn*w, but I thought I would nev
er have llnlshsd. Now and again aa
aUlgatoK-and there are plenty In those
part*—would crawl out of the water to
see what waa going on or perhaps in
search ef his supper, bnt tbe wife
would daab th* light tn his lace, and
be would go back quicker than he
"Tbe flrst flush *f dawa was in th*
sky by th* time I had finished. I was
•tiff aad sore and worn out, but there
was no time to think about thy**
thing*. We launched tbe boat, and
•be seemed pretty tight 1 bad* th*
men bundl* the trade bexs* Into ber
and make ready to sh*v* off, while
the wife and I went up to the house to
get the few little personal effects we
had not yet carried dowa to the beach.
"I remember. Just as weU aa If
could see It now, scrambling up tbe
slippery bank and making our way to
the little heuss. We were careless, per
hsps, bat ws did not anticipate any
attack. 1 walked straight up to the
but. The door was closed, and I was
going t* push It opsa when my with,
who waa Just behind, caught m* round
tbe waist and threw, m* backward with
all her foeee. the was a strong worn
an, and I was weak aad tired, and 1
rolled ever like a baby. At the same
instant she fell, a doaea spsars through
her body, th* door bunt ope
a, aad a
crowd of naked savage* *..1.-* out
and made a rush tor the boat Thsy
thought me dead sr badly wounded, I
suppose but, at any rate, they did not
stop to-look, they war* In such a hurry
to get the geoda, and the oversight
eaved my Ufa. I yelled out to th*
boat'* crew to shore off, and then
crawled up to.wher* my wife was ly
ing. It waa all over with her, I could
see at a glance, and all she could whis
per was, 'Tare, vave, rua quick and
•are yourselfr
"Perbap* I should have staid. I do
not know but, at any rata, I had no
time to reason over the matter. There
were the savage* coming back from
the beach full of rage and dlsappolnt
ment at finding tbs boat out of their
reach. 1 crawled to the right snd msde
a circle round to gain the shore, and
luckily I got away unobserved. The
boat was lying 100 yards off, and, for
tunately, tbe men had had the aense to
wait and see If we escsped. I swam
off to them and found the children all
well and tbe native boys shivering
with fear. But a kick or two soon
roused them, snd I had the boat pulled
as close Inshore as I dared.
"The savages were rushing about
and shouting and making a tremen
dous row. Evidently they wer* search
ing for me, and they had lit great
torches -ot dry cocoanut leaves, which
showed them up as bright as day. This
was Just what I wanted, for I emptied
my rifle Into the midst of them, and
the boys gave them a volley with
theirs. They scattered like magic In
every direction. I made a rush up tbe
ahore and carried the wife down, for I
waa beginning by this time to feel a bit
ashamed of .myself for having left ber
so quickly. But what could I dot My
gun was In the boat and If I had stop
ped I should only bave been killed, too,
and th* children would have been left
without a father. I found ber lying In
the same spot but she was desd, snd
tbe wretches had even tied her up
ready to carry her away.
"By the time I bad lain her In the
boat It waa nearly daylight and I
thought I would wait a bit and see It
through. My blood waa up, and I felt
ready for any devilment. I took a big
drink of schnapps and gave the boys
a strong dose too. This, as they were
not used to liquor, made them quite
mad, and they wanted to land at once
and wipe out the whol* settlement
But I thought It wise to rest awhile,
and, with my rifle on my knee, I sat
still and looked at the dead woman as
she lay on the bottom boards of tbe
boat and at the little children sleeping
so peacefully by her side. We pulled
the boat off Just out ef range of their
spears. By and by, when the sun was
up, a great big savage stole down to
the beach to havo a look round, and I
potted him as neatly aa I would hare
done a wild pig—then another and
another until they began to see that
the business was a dangerous one and
gave it up. Having scared them suffi
ciently, we anchored the boat close In
and waded ashore. It took me balf a
day to do It, but I cleaned that town
out thoroughly. Their houses wore lit
tle bits of huts, not like our fine Sa
moan dwellings, raised off the ground
on poles and each fenced in as If
they were always afraid of attack.
Host of the people had cleared out Into
tbe bush, but any tbat I found I shot,
and I burned every hut tn the place. I
don't think they will forget me there
In a hurry. Next.day-I burled the wife
ttJMMftf-tfatfoa and.rgHgue&jp/
m'-r* ...
MiM. had haT enough of Kew Brit
The old man stopped suddenly. "Pass
the kava sllei," he said to tbe girl, who
was still squatting patiently on the
floor. "And now you will understand,
young man, why I do not wish to mar
ry again."
The Llmtia of *fall Mes,
Tall men, as a rule, have bodies out
of proportion to their lower limbs—
that Is, smaller tban they ought to be
—with the natural result that they are
unable to bear fatigue, or to compete
in the struggles of life with lesser
men more harmoniously proportioned.
Army experience bears out these ob
servations. In a long and fatiguing
march the tall men usually fall out
flrst, or succumb to campaigning, un
less, as Is very rarely the case, they
have well knit and symmetrical frames.
A soldier between S feet 5 Inches and
0 feet 8 or 9 inches la usually the man
most capable of bearing the strain of
The WhtMiBsr Past.
A footpad or a wife beater aeeds an
admonition that he can feel, for that
is tlie only kind of punishment that is
effective with him. A man who way
lays another for money la a murderer
at heart and a man who beats his wife
Is a villain of so low a dye that no
prison reform sentiment Is likely to
affect him favorably unless It Is ad
ministered through tbe open skin,
made so by tbe application of tbe lash.
We may be very heathenish, but we
believe the whipping post is a good
thing for certain
Methodist Protestant
•e Bat Devi.
Sir Henry Ersklae once quelled a
riot In Edinburgh when Mrs. Slddons
was playing to a crowded house In
tbe largest theater In the town. A sur
ly fellow In the pit refused to sit down,
and a bowl went up from all around
The crowd was likely to do Mm and
tbe bouse damage, when Sir Henry
came to the front of his box with the
quiet statement "Pray excuse the
gentleman. Don't you see It Is only a
tailor resting himself?"
The man sat down without further
Hts Verve Was All Tlrre,
A good story Is told by one of the
officials of the TJnlted States court In
this city which Illustrates either tbe
unlimited nerve development of a cer
tain person or else his guileless Inno
Tbe gentleman In question had been
cited to the court to be adjudged a
bankrupt under the laws of the United
States. His schedule of assets, how
ever, made but a poor showing com
pared with tbe list of bla debts, and,
taking advantage of bis privileges, be
bad announced his Intention of claim
ing his full rights of exemption. This
exemption to a person In bis situation
in life amounta to 11,000. His entire
property reached a total of $960, or
$40 less than the exemption allowed.
He thereupon requested an order
from Judge Locke that bis creditors
be required to make up to him the 40
missing dollars in order that he might
bave the full benefits allowed for the
exemption. Tbe lawyers quietly re
tired and among themselves voted to
him the palm for unrivaled nerve.—
Jacksonville Times-Herald.
A LBCB Legeai.
This Is tbe story of the origin of the
famous guipure lace A certain Vene
tian sailor lad returned from a voyage
In eastern waters and brought to his
betrothed, a worker In needle point
a bunch of the delicate and beautiful
coralline, which he told ber was tbe
lace made by mermaids living In the
coral cavea of th* Indian seas. "Pret
ty as It Is," said th* girl, "I will make
something far prettier with my needle,
and my bridal veil sbsU be of mer
maid's lac*."
Th* sailor lad went off on another
long voyage, and during the months
of his absence the girl worked day
after day with ber needle, forming
white dots and tiny stars and uniting
them with delicate "brides," tlU at last
an exquisite scarf of guipure was pro
duced, which was so beautiful tbat
whan she wore it aa a bridal veil ail
Venice spoke of it In glowing terms
*f admiration, and many noble and
royal women became patronesses of
th* young lacemaker.
Why a T»'k«r la Callei a Turkey.
Three hundred years or so ago the
newly discovered portions of the new
world were still supposed to be part
of tbe Asiatic continents, and tbe na
tlves were called Indians In conse
quence. A common name for the
malse which we caU Indian corn was
then "Turkish wheat" The delicious
turkey was too Important to the larder
to be Ignored, so the French and Eng
lish explorers soon found a name for
It Tbe fingllsb Labadlsts or Mystics
who came to New York, then New
Amsterdam, In the autumn of 1670,
mention tbe ripe fields of "Turkish
wheat" and also the wild 'turkey."
The French name of dlndin (d'ln
deon), the Indian fowl. Is a more rea
sonable name for tbe same bird, since
we agree to call tbe red aborigines or
autochthones of this continent Indians
Weal* Tea Have
There Is much In the way a thing is
Mid. "Tour cheeks are like roses,"
said Aunt Flora when Lois came In
from a January walk, glowing from
the cold and exercise. Lois smiled
and looked lovingly at Aunt Flora
Aunt Margaret entered the room
minute later and glancing at Lois
sh* stood by the fire said "Myl lour
face Is as red as a beet!"
Tbe red grew deeper on Lois' face,
while unconsciously she turned petu
lantly away from Aunt Margaret, who
prides herself on being "plain spoken."
Aunt Flora's way Is best She can
say the right word at the right time,
too, even the word of admonition and
Mproof, but she says it in such a man
ner that one can think only of the
Scriptural "apples of gold In pictures
of sliver."—Ada O. Sweet In Woman's
Heme Companion.
Brlaf and Pitfcy.
An American law journal baa quoted
the charge to a Jury delivered by a cer
tain Judge Donovan as the shortest on
Meord. The Judge said:
'Gentlemen of the Jury, If you be
lieve the plaintiff, And a verdict for
plaintiff and fix the amount If you be-
W ,i Appropriate.
"I've bought a bulldog," said Porsniff
to his friend Lessup, "and I want a
motto to put over bis kenneL Can you
think of something?"
"Why not use a dentist's notice—
Teeth lunttoO. INN?" suggested
Railroad Time Table.
Illinois Central Time liable No 24.
feet J«ne 10, isuo.
ftlMPmengCT Tntlsa.
.'.rati Train..
Thro Express.
Local (Express
-Way Freight.
,Thro Freight.
01* 11:85 pin
Not* 6:38am
No 21 46:00 pin
No 28t 9:80a
No 81t 1:46 pm
No 71f 4:15pm
N«2* 4:0H Am
No 4*
No22t0: 85 a
No24t fi: ion
No mi
1:00 am
No 62*8:10
Noa 21 and 23 run between Dubuque and Fort
Not 28 and 24
run between Dubuque and Lyle.
North Bound
fto.834 B:S0p.m
822 »:06 a.m
8681:46 pjn
Bet Cedar Rpds
and Manchester
Houth Bound
No.828 9:80 a.m
N0.8515:00 p.
All above trains carry passengers.
tDaily Cxeept Sunday.
H. G. PIKRCB. Station Agt.
Qikwo GREWWEsiernRt
Utf Route."
Time eard, Thorpe, Iowa.
[o Special, Dally, Going East 7:40 a
x.-' express dal jexceptSunday U:oipm
Way Frelgbtaally 11:36am
0" West, North and South.
WayJJrtfghi. dally. &:8fi
tMprew dally exoeptSunday.. .. 1:68 pm
Komm City Exp, dally ... 5:41am
V0r Information and tickets apply to
of criminals.—
L. O'HARROW Agent Thorpe
B. C. R- & N. R'y,
Arrive Leaw
Passenger.... 8:40
80 a No. 4 Chi. & Burlt'n Pass.1......0:8Ba
M? i£Wca«8t.L°uis8:80am
•Wngt No. 8 Chicago Fast Express, I2:27ngt
No. 18Burl. & Davnp't. Pass8:CKpm
•JSSL*—'roe chair car and
to Chicago. No. c—Pullman sleepers
and through coaches to Chicago and 8t. Louis.
and free chair car to
CMoago arrives Chicago 7:68 a.m. Dining oar
will serve breakfast from Jollet to Chicago.
^Minneapolis Pass. 8:06 a
ickrordPaMe|ger... 8:80pm
o:45 a No. 18 Chicago
11:46 zn No. 19 Chicago Passenger.
JJ?* i~"Free chair car and coaches toTAl
l"®*' No. 5—Pullman sleepers and
coaches lo Minneapolis and St. Paul,
4:05pm Decorah Freight 6:20am
?A°fLp *ii?wa* Minnesota Pass 8:16 a
l2:ao ngt ..Minnesota ft Dakota Pass.. 12:30 ngt
Msio m~.......Burl. ft ia Olty Pass 3:60
7*5? m... Clln.,IaCljhr. DvptPassM....7:i6am
llflH Mt T* IM
7:86a Burl, ft Ia
Pass &40
numbei? 8'8/ l8t 19i
and Minn &
Pass run dally, all other trains dally ex­
cept Sunday."
Gen'l Pass ft Tkt Agt*. ^ckVt Agent
Cedar Rapids Iowa.
Henry Hutchinson
Breeder of Thoroughbred
Shorthorn Cattle.
Physician and Surgeon,
Proprietor ot tne
Ryan Drug Store.
Dealer in
Draft, Stationery, Ete.
Compound Vapor and Sham
ooo Baths.
Most all dis­
eases are caused
by poisonous see
rations, which
clog the wheels
The name and
the symptoms
may be different
but the cause of
disease can us
ually be traced
to the lmperiect action ot the millions
of pores of the human body. A bath in
accordance with scientific require
ments is the best preventative and
remedy known. The methods employ
ed by me are the most scientific ever
invented or discovered for dispelling
disease. Results tell the story. Give
me a trial. This is the Gonant system
of baths. A competent lady attendant
In charge of the ladies department.
Office and bath rooms on Franklin
street, opposite Globe Hotel
Q. D. QATC3.
Anyone sending a sketch and description mm
qaloklr ascertain oar opinion free whether tu
invention la probably patentable. CoinintmlP i
tlona strictly
confidential. Handbook on I'utciiii,
sent free. Oldest agency.for securing patenta.
Patents taken through Muun & Co. roceiTt
tptcial noticty
without cftnrsje, in the
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Lnrecst clr
culatlon of an scientific 'forms, fa
je«r fonr months, «L newsdealer*
MUNN & Co.3e,B,oSold
Yc rro
The Old Reliable Blacksmith,
P. J. Roche
Can be found at hla 4hop on Franklin Btr»
during business hours, with a comperpn
force of workmen to do all kinds of
Corns and Interfering Cured or no par. Sati
faotloo 6'arantee(U
Something NElW IN
S££t Poct« books, and Calling C,J
But an English periodical caps this
brief charge by quoting a shorter one
delivered oy Commissioner Kerr. He
said to a jury:
"That man says prisoner robbed him.
The prisoner says he didn't Too settle
cNi-irN ¥MMW
Caaes. Just what
Every Lady
We have a fine line of
Silk umbrellas
with FANCY HAN^Lrs
Cal1 and «ee thrm.
You Will JSTeed
a Pair of Shoes
To keep your feet dry"
during during the wet
weather this spring. We
can suit you in quality
and price. Also rubbers
of all kinds.
Mad Co.,
Manchester, Iowa.
Office In First Nationa
Bank Building.
Orders by mail will receive careful
We have complete copieB of all records
of Delaware county.
The Northern Ohio Blanket Mills.
Ile^ FIDO A11 Wool I'laMs. We Mil
'TkP6???*?1 .... 6:80am
.WestUnion Passenger.......8:40
attention of our customer* to
ic finest erado In quality aud patterna
ever offered. No other ibllls equal them
In fineness or qauilty. hrlyht and taity
colorings, or rare designs—absolutely
new desists.
made In America was Ibe "chase," over
Uilrty years ueo. It was the pioneer.
As they were the first then, NO are they
first today, tn quiiiitx style, elegance of
deslgu and permanence of coloring. They
donotshed. There are Imitations, but
as plush robes are serviceable for a score
of years. It Is economy to buy the best
In point of style and price, never before
could you
such good quailtlrB at rook
l.m IIMAlia Ulonlr I.
VWIUU jvu Kut at
bottom prices,
nt juiia
stock complete In every
J. E. DAVIS, Manchester,
Ia., Main St., North of
Court House.
N10NEY...7?ODAV!"...5 VO
I am making first-class farm loans
at 5 and 6 per cent., with privi
furnished at a rate meeting
all competition.
J.E, DAVIS, Abstracter^
Makeaa Speolalty of
Intenering and Corns Cured or
no Pay.
Do All Kinds of
Work in Iron—
Maohlnery and all kinds of farm Implements
and Maohlnery repaired The beat of
work guaranteed.
A share of the Publlo Patronage la aolleited.
makes—never spoils
your breakfast I
For -^ale By
First-class Horse Shoers.
of Franklin street.
Is Loaning /loney as heap
as any person or Corpora
I'OUQl.ASS, the Photo

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