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®ije its press Walven. -7" WKJJU KaOAY) TRii 27. UWI TELEPHONE 154. —Hi Dry Welterlen made business trip to Independence Monday. Saturday, culled thi-ru by a telepr.'im 1 TV- —Ex-Supitri'U.ir S-nvyV-r- tus'utiieir posaeasibu of the \Li'a Jt which he recently piuuhiwd ir«uu Tuogood. —Mrs. Dr. Donnelly and her son ami daughter, of Itrsn, were over Sunday guest of Mrs. Donnelly's mother, Mrs. F. Klonue. —Charles Pratt and Charles New comb, Whp Weill, to Galveston last fall, will return home to begin work the first of iiiarcb. —GraBBfield Bros. brought in their ad. announcing the arrival of their spring stock of shoes too late for thin Issue. Watch their space next week. TSy, —If you are interested in the subject of naming farms, or having painting of any kind done, read E. B. Chapel'& Son's business cird in this issue. —Burton Clark has returned from the eastern marts where he purchased a large stock of seasonable gooes which the readers of the Democrat are re uested to call and Inspect. —L. 11. Stout and children departed Thursday for Oskaloosa, whero he is visiting his sister Mr. Stout will re turn t'.is weelt.thecliildren will remain with his sisti-r for the present. —At the Fire.niin's meeting last Tuesday evening, (iua Miller was re elected chief, J. J. Goen fl'st asi htant, Joe Foster second assistant and Will Ward secretary. It was decided to give a dance iu the near future for the benefit of tbe firemen. —Harold the little son of Will Mai ven received injures last Friday by the explosion of a cannon Ore cracker with which be was playing and thoughtlessly Ignited. Slight wounds were inflicted by the missel to hiB face and left hand. —Monday afternoon an'd until mid night the Masons of this city were en gaged in promoting three of their fel low craftsmen to the grade of master masons. The craft were called from labor to refreshments at 6 o'clock and •gain at the close oriabor. —Word comns from Centra! City thu Dr. Powers, representing tho Stat" Board ot Health has visited the Hose neighborhood near that place and pro nounced the disease prevailing there Small Pox A Manchester physician bad pronounced it Cuban Itch. —T. T. Oliver who h*s opened a restau rant and lunch couuter in the Klo HUB building on Main street, by his noLice in another column, invites those wish ing anything in his lin" to give him a trial order. ^Vo predict that Tom will be a popular restauranteur nnd that his grill rooms will receive liberul patron age. —The moving picture entertainment at City Hall, Monday evening under the auspices of the Ladies' Society of several churches in this city, was large ly attended, in fact many who bad tickets were unable to gain admission. The indications are that there will be equally as good an attendance this (Tuesday) evening. —Many of the older residents of this eity will remember Mr. aud Mr?. John 0. Walsworth wbe lived on west How ard street. They removed from this place to Blairsburg about 17 years ago. v. Mr. Walsworth died a year ago last '.^'January and word was received here yesterday from Blairsburg that Mrs. Walsworth died there last Saturday. —The juniors or the high school were entertained by Nellie Leon and Edith Weils at the home of the latter last Friday evening. The evening was pleasantly spent in playlnz games, after which dellolou* refreshments were served Those present were May and Maud Cary, Nellie Leon, Edith Wells, Daisy Dunham, Mary Servoss, Hattie ch, Etta Fox, Don Preussuer, George -llcGwen, David Bowen and Uarry Hurbrldge. —Charles Webber for the past thirty years a resident of thlB city died at his home on Franklin street last Monday after an illness of but a few days. He was a stone mason by trade and bad followed that occupation during bis entire residence here. He was born iu New Hampshire and ftas 08 years of age at the lime of his decease, lie is survived by bis wifu and live children, Bert, Edward, Harry, Mrs. Chan, lieis ner, and Mrs. J. Xtoeo. Tho funeral services were held yesterday at the family home, ll«v. Taylor ofticiatlng, —Mr. and Mrei C, W. Keagy delight fully entertained some fourteen friends last Friday evening at their pleasant, home on Butler street. Xhe occasion was a six o'clock dinner and was designed as a Washington Birthday celebration. The dining tables were beautifully and appropriately decorated. Smilax and cornatlons being used with exquisite effect. The places'"of the guests at the tables were indicated place cards, which betook of the fotm of hatchets. Thvt tho culinary part of the affair had been placed in most com pleted hands was evidenced by the bearty relish with which the dniulily sprved courses were partaken of by the fortunate guests. The evening was one of the most genuine pleasure and happv memories of it will long dwell In the minds of those present. JwvkMctatosh is a gripp eui •r*r -ii-wt.j ae, ol Chicago, la vib t ii.g with rtlatu'es here. —Mrs. WMlam llockaday visiiwi it a E vi a —Ilurry Sullivan ib visiting friends at 1'ontiuc, 111. —Robiu Dentou, of Mclntire, spent bunday with his family In thin city. -A dauce at K. I'. Hull Tuesday, ...... March 5th. Carpenter's urchtetra. All -The bo.vling alley in the Wolcott c|,lb invited. bultdioff Is now IU ruiminit ord^r. ... .. —Mrs. D. Keunedy, who ia ih* -The Democrat is one day l«t« th,s week o«ii.g to repair, being made on of lr!eucta KtwmA FriJ Ufjm v,8lt —All the citv Bchools were dirmiSK holiday last Friday p. m. to celebrate Washington's birthday. ed the Seeds residence and will remove to this cltv in the near future. —Chambers of tfie cash etmR Rtore this week states his aim and claim in hlsspacuin the Democrat. —Wulter Si-tlgwtaU left fur fVutr.il Mty ilonday niorriinir'o tHke charge of atlliehome of his parents in tl. his racket storu.at that place. -=-Hert Grems went to Fredrickshurjr Joshua Widger, after spending a Fi-h hern returned last Saturday lo tin- toidier's home at Marshalltown. —Einvef Uriahs, manager of Orr-Jit & Ward's htore at Duntlie, spent .Suii- MttlherS( for informing him of tlio death of bis sis- ffuest of her parents, .Mr and Mc*J..hn traveling MhrfmuU sharks thu Tailor and Bhirt uii)k«r, 8tart(,d ou lllt. luUial lrlp yeBterQay 'fer' mornluR. -MifsEmma Malven, of Indopen- _Mrs, o. C. Clark returned Monday dence, spent Thursday in this cl'v the uft,.|i:n[,u from Sioux City, when she bAl) imen to attend thu i.en:vw. :.*JVG'eo."vEckcr lias Imupht the (ides il". lit pioperly in Nortb Manchester. .Mr. 11 out we uiidurstand will reniove to Masbu.1. —Charlie Abbott, of Collin's Grove will move to town next week and oc cupy the front rooms over ChamUi's sl.ue 6tore. —Miss Josie Thorpe was the hottcBs t" a number of her girl friends last Saturday and a very pleasant afteri oon wus enjoyed by all. —A jolly party of young people Mete entertained at the Boucher home list Friday evening, by the genial host and liostees, Henry and Elizabeth Boucher. —Miss Charlotte Pierce, who has been visiting relatives and other friends here for several weekB, expect to leave next Saturday for her borne in Mon tana. —Miss Mary Kenyon tlftlightfully entertained the Doves and a Dumber of their young gentlemen friends last evening In. honor of Miss Charlotte Piirce. —A sleigh load of young piopl» from the Presbyterian church went to the Van A'atyne homo east (if Collin's Grove, Wednesday evening and «urpriAed ti two bachelor?. Ail report a very pleas ant evening. —In auother column raiy bs tunriri tho statement of the First National iiank of this city to the comptroller of currency, showing Its condition at the close of business, February 5th, and from which it appears that it enters the new century in a Uepldedly healthy financial condition. -Arthur Spare is expecting a visit soon from his father, Mr. J. C. Spare, of Chicago. The latter, though 83 years of age, looks and appears younger than many men do at sixty. He will be welcomed not only by his relatives but by the many acquaintances 1-e has made here on former visits. Fifty or more of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. w. J, Bowen, who are Soon to remove to Nashua, entered their home last Friday eveulnj: without having served notice of their intentions to do so. They were, however, cordially rr e'eived." Game*, music and thn Berving of dainty refreshments were among the attractions of tho evening, ll^fori' leaving the guests presented Mr. and Mrs. ISowen with several presents, as reminders of the occasion. —Tho paBt two seasons work Df Superintendent Johnson ann his assist ants at the Believue station of tho Manchester Fish Hatchery, has demon strated that the work done there ia very advantageous, and in compliance with the recommend made by Supt. John son, congress has appropriated $5,000, for the purchase of a steamboat, which will add much to the efficiency of the work dono at the Believue auxilary station. A series of gospel meetings will be held at the Congregational church com mencing on Monday March 18th, and continuing for two weeks under the di rection of RJV. Frank Spilth, pastor of the First Congregational church, of Du buque. Mr. Smith comes highly re commended as a man, an earnest chris tian worker and a Bpeaker to whom it is a pleasure to listen. Pastor and peo ple cordially invite tho hearty co-oper ation of all christian people to the end that good may come to the entire city from thesu meetings. —Dr. Harry Day, of Lerna, Illinois arrived in the city Friday enroute home from Des Jloines where he bad been visiting in the home of his brother, Deputy Auditor of State Clias. II, Day. Saturday looming he received a telegram from Des Moines announcing the serious illness of his brother and summoning him to return at once. Saturday afternoon Mibs Florence Day was also summoned to the bedside of Mr. Day and a letter received since then from Dr. Day states that his bro ther is iu a critical condition and can not recover unless there is an unexpect ed change. The many friends here of Mr. Day deeply deplore his critical con dition and sincerely hope that it ia not as alarmiug as reported. —The ladies of the Science Circle held their annual banquet at the commod ious A. A. Morse homo. Monday even* ing. About 30 Invited guests were present. The ladies so timed and shaped their annual meeting this year as to make the occasion a Washington birthday celebration. Pictures of Washington, Washing\on hatchets and miniature flags were conspicuous among the decorations. Another, and quite an appropriate decoration for such an occasion, was a 1770 canteen, formerly owned by Gen. Lawrence, but now an heirloom in the Morse family! Mrs. Morse being a lineal descendant of the General's. The gueBts had to "CrosB the Delaware'' ou their way to the diuing room, and tho performance of the feet (V) on tho part of some was more stratagemical than artistic. The banquet was all that could be desired by anyone, aud the leading feature of the literary program which followed was a well written paper about the W'ashingtons by Mrs. It. W. Tirrill. —A I'l.iqu-j auv. is that of Welle & HldrMgu. —Saui Morgan, of ltyan, was in the city Wednesday. -Miss .Uharl.itte Uioli spent Sunday ut Delaware. —ICdWaril Midd'etun home from liii-Maud i'arfc. E. M. ('arr sp.-nc several days of llv ist week iu Chicago. —Mrc. ii. !•. Kwr, of Sioux City, is vi-itin^ in the city, the guest of her sit.t-r, .Jra. O C. ("lark. —Mr. find Mri frank liicn^rdson• entert-il:i"d a number of friends at a six o'clock tea iHfct evening.. —Mr. and Mrs. M. T. SKinner have rented a farm, lieur Central City and leave today to take possession tnertof. .0 —The uiiuual meeting of tho Rock I'r.ilrie Cemetery Association will be held ut tho lesiiiriit'e of A. S, Coon on March 5, at 2 o'clock p. m. —Thu (.'rosier irm, located about one and a half mil. of Manchester was pur"haS'id last Thursday by C. 11. Davl-i. I'be price paid was ¥02 per acre. -L' tters addr-ssed to Mrs. Emily Gibson, Mrs. G. Sun, Mrs. Susan I. MilR Fred itiser, J. P. Peterson are '-i rl zi- uncl.iiuiVd at the po6t •ilir,0 -W" l.-arn from letter received fr^in Vab tine Kleespies, a former resident of this county, ordering the 1) iuoer.it r-ent to him, that he now located at Kilendale, N. Dak. —John Becker who is managing the harneBB shop at Dundee for his father, has decided te no to Oklahoma, and Mr. Becker therefore oilers his stock for sale. A jjood opening for a harness make: that wishes lo embark iu busi ness. —Mtb John Zomanek writes us that the amount she received as benetl ci try under the certiflcate iBSued by the M. W. A. to her late husband, was SI,IHXI, not 82,000, as stated last week by the Democrat's I.am.mt correspon deut. —The Manchester Press has the (banks of this oIHcp for the use of its press to print the last edition of the Democrat. An expert from Cnlcago, is here now putting our press in order, and in a few dajB we expect he wiil have made it almost as good as'new. —In .response to a cablegram an nouncing the iluess of Capt. Hutchin son, liis son Joseph and daughter, Mr?. C. C. Bradley departed Monday morn ing lor England, to join the Captain who for several months past has been looking after his property interests there. —The Dubuque Y. M. C. A. basket ball team went to Independence Satur day where it met and defeated the home team by a score of 25 to 20. The Telegraph says: "The winning of the game saved the Dubuque team from iguomy, for they had lost at Fayette Friday aud to return home with Carl Schroder und hiB wife Freda, who reside on a farm uear Delaware had a family scrap last Friday, and on Saturday Fieda tiled an information before Justice Pearse charging Carl with a breach of the peace, and his arrest followed. The matter was ad justed by Carl's filing a bond iu the sum of 3500, to be a peaceful citizen to all men, and particularly to Freda uutil the further, hearing of the case in the district court. The indications are that the parties will agree to disagree and end their maritlal troubles by a decree of divorce. Last Friday a petition for the In corporation of MaBonville, signed by thirty five of the residents within the territory sought to be incorporated, was tiled in the oilice ot the clerk of the District court. Besides the plat of Masonville and StevenB' addition there to, the petition aBks to have about two and a half sections of land included with In ,the limits of the new corporation. Judgo Piatt appointed Thomas Rose F. S.GriUin, Charles O'Uagan,J. W.Turley, and Jud Lane commissioners to Bub mit the question of incorporation to the voters residing within the limits of the proposed incorporation. —Mr. Ferdinand Dunham attained bis 87th birthday last Wednesday, and In honor of the event Mr. and Mrs, Abner Dunham invited twenty of his long time neighbors and friendB to a party at their home on the afternoon of that day. None of' the guests were minors ua is evidenced by the fact that the average age of the company was 73 years. That an enjoyable time was had is the verdict of each and every one of the guests. Ferdinand Dun ham located in this county in March 1855 and has ever since then resided here, lie was for a number of years one of the supervisors of this county, and a more faithful, honest and con scientious official this county never had. Though over four score years of age, a majority of men at sixty look as old as he does. That be may remain with us, as he bids fair to do, for many years yet, is the sincere wish of all who know him, a wish in which the Demo crat heartily joins. Sohacherer-Ullman. Ellis J. Schacheier was married Mon day to Miss Mary Uilman at the Catho lic church in Strawberry Point, Rev. Fuller officiating. The groom is & Eon of one of our prominent farmers, Joseph Schacherer, near town and is a promising young man. lie has parcbased the farm of Di J. Noble southeast of town and will' take possession March first DISTlilCT COUill\ Tue cl rd-'v wise of Fred Wonlei^h ton agaitf j..". ltobertsou liicn \i us on trial wi.oii tho Democrat ivent to presj last Tuesday alteruoon, was ex cluded on Thursday, aud resulted in a verdict of SI 0.) lu favor of the plaintiff. The case of Glasscock against Thom as, occupied the attention of the couit and a jury Thursday and Friday. This was an action brought to recover dam ages for twenty-two trees cut by the defendant on plalntiflV. land. The de fendant-admitted cutting sixteen trees and plead that he hud settled with plaintiff tor them. The jury found for the defendant. After the innpauolling of the jury iu the Glasscock—Thomas Cnstt Uie jurymen not serviug in that case were discharged for the term, and ut thn cloneof the I rial the otheis were A Uloliuu for a ueW trial hbi been tiled by the ueiendauc iu the Ct.se ol Mlunie M. Glanz vs. Chicago, Mil waukee, Ity. Co. Petitions were tiled last Friday by J. J. Cameron, suid to be an attorney rt Biuing at Decorab, in new cases as fol lows: C. A. liigblield vs. J. V. Bush. C. A. llighlield vs. John llruby. H. Wolf vs. Smith Bros. L. A. Franks vs. E. F. Mulveliill. James Uugitou vs. J. P. striegel. Ira P. Adams vs. C. A. Kendall. A. J. Abbott vs. Win, Donnelly. II. A. Dittmer vs. Esther Dumont. 11. A. Dittmer vs. A. 11. Cl.veland. H. A. Dittmer vs. it. li. Boninau. O. P. llaruish vs. Gregg & Ward. O P. llaruish vs. W. A. Abbott. U. P. llaruish vs. Anders & Philipp. The petitions iu each of these caset charge violations of the laws relating: to thedtilu of intoxicating liquors, and ask for writs of injuuciionB against tLe defendants aud tho owners of the pro perty occupied by them. It iB not likely that any further action w.il no taken iu these cases uutil the May term of court. Court is In session today (Tuesday) and it is thought final adjournment for the term will he made tomorrow after noou. Jack Mitchell indicted for maiiciou misch.ef, by having thrown a stone through a window into the dwelling house of Mrs. Winsor, iu Honey Creek township, plead guilty and was aen tenced to 30 days imprisonment in the county jail. Jay Knowles who was Indicted for cutting an air brake on one of the Ceik tral's passenger trains plead guilty, •:id wai sentenced to board thirty days at the Hotel de Fishsl II. 9. of Presbyterian Society. The Missionary Society of the Presby terian church, will meet with Mrs. W. W. Ford today (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p. m. Subject "North American In dians." Leader Mra. G. G. Pierce. PHOGRAM. Devotiontl Exercises, Religious rltds aud beliefs n( the Indian Mrs. McFern, Our First Mlstlonary Mrs. IV.il No. of CliUrcIit'8 and Schools. Mrs. WebDer Kelailons of Indlaus to the Government a record of two defeats would have been trying ordeal." —Licenses to wed were issued the past week to Thomas A. Kelley and Hose iiurdick, Alouzo L. Culbertson and Lizzie Thomas, M. J. Joslln and Ida Scanlou, John 1'. Johnston and Maggie Scaulon, Carl F. Wenger and Lizzie iiggimann, Gilbert W. Ferris and Weltha A. VanAntwerp, John Noiris and Vina Wandell, D. L. Carpenter and Elsie L. Kern, George Kline and Gladys S. McNamara. Mrs. Klrtpatrtck. Indiana In Council Miss Kussell Who Is Responsible Mrs. Iloj ONEIDA. Mr. Lorenz, of Manchester, is.visiting his daughter, Mrs.LeeDurbridge. Mr. and Mrs. Mat. McDowell, of Delaware, visited relatives here, Wed nesday. Although the weather was very severe Tuesday e\enlng, the literary bad a good attendance and those pres ent report a good program. We are unable to give the program for this week but extend a cordial invitation to all to come and find out for yourself. Mr. C. 11, Johnson, of Manchester, was out this way Saturday aud we uuderstand he contemplates purchasing the Congar farm east of here. About thirty of the talented singers from Manchester cane out last Thurs day evening and gave us some very fine muBlc. After the program about 100 people were fed and the proceeds were $18,15. Chas Hood, of Chicago, ia visiting bis brother JameB Hood. Surprise parties have been the rage the paBt week and some from this vicinity attended all of them. The fol lowing were the victims: George Coon and family, Bob Itobinson and family and Dave Thomas and family near Greeley. Urs. M. Meyers, wbo has been sick a good share of the niuter, is able to be out again. Aud Mrs. J. B. D,unham is also improving. Several of our young people had a party at C. W. Jordy's Friday evening. The Ladies' Aid Society will meet with Mrs. Chaunc'ey Bushneil on Tnursday, March 7th for dinner. A large attendance is desired and if the weather is favorable, all should make an extra effort to attend. REPORT OP THE CONDITION Ol The First National Bank at Man chester, in the State of Iowa, -at the Close of Business, Peb. 5, 1801 RESOURCES. Loans and discounts Overdrafts, secured and unsecured... U. S. Bonds to secure circulation.... Banking bouse, furniture and fixtures Duo from National Banks (not re serve agents) »v..u* », Due from approved reserve agents... 27,645 50 Checks and other cash items 1.269 68 KxcUannes for Clearing-house......... 1,415 85 Notes of other National Banks 2,760 00 Fractional paper currenoy, nickels and cents 81 45 Lawful money reserve in Bank, viz: 30,909 00 DomaDd —Mr. and Mr. l. Ball of Dela ware, who have been spending ihe winter at Hammond La., returned home this morning. —The horse bnrri and contents, of W. J. Davis near Delaware were destroyed by tire about midnight last night Several horses, harness aud vehicles were burned.- Origin of lire not known. Wo did uot learu tho value of th« pr 1' ity destroyed nor wheather it was 11.Hired. PAYING FOR A MEAL It Whb Worth a Sliilllns to Pick Those Bones. Colonel Ehenezer Sproat, of Revolu tionary fame, was born and bred in Mlddleboro, Mass. He was always fond of a joke nnd whb quick to seize an opportunity to Indulge his propen sity, as tho following Incident, related by Dr. Hildreth, well illustrates. His father, also Colonel Sproat, kept a tavern. One day while Ebenczer was at home oil a furlough three private soldiers, on their return from the seat of war. called for cold luncheon. Mrs. Sproat set on the table some bread nnd cheese with the remnants of the family dinner, which her son thought rather scanty fare for hungry men. lie felt a little vexed that the defenders of the country were not more bountifully supplied. The sol diers, after satisfying their appetites, asked him how much they should pay. Elienezer said lie would ask his moth er. He found her In the kitchen. "Mother," he said, "how much is It worth to pick those bones?" "About a shilling, I guess," she an swered. The young officer returned to the sol diers, nnd. taking from the barroom till 3 shillings and smiling genially upon them, gave each man one and with good wishes sent them on their way. Mrs. Sproat soon after came in and asked Ehenezer what he had done with the money for the soldiers' dinner. In apparent amazement he exclaim ed: "Money! Did I not asli you what it was worth to pick those bones, and you said a shilling? I thought it little enough, for the bones were pretty bare, and I handed the men the money from the till, and they are gone." Mrs. Sproat could not find heart to reprove her favorite son for thii mis interpretation of her words, and then she, too, loved a Joke, and so, after an instant's glum look, she laughed and said it was all right.—Youth's Com panion. •ata Invent a Wwn. "There are a good many ants of dif ferent varieties cn the lot at my coun try place, near Covington, and last year I began to make a systematic study of their habits," says a contribu tor to the New Orleans Times-Demo crat. "Near one of my flower beds is a colony of small red ants that are ex tremely Industrious in collecting food, and fl*y frequently perform tho most astonishing engineering feats in trans porting heavy burdens to their home. 'Not long ago I watched a party of about a dozen who had found the body of a small spider and were dragging it toward the nest. The spider had hairy legs, which stuck out in every direction and caught on obstacles, greatly re tarding progress. For several min utes the ants toiled away with their awkward booty and then stopped and seemed to hold a council. A minute fragment of dry. leaf waB lying on the ground, and presently they all lay hold and pulled tho spider on top of it. Then they seized the edges and slid it along without difficulty." Tft Advance of Time. T^e Ago of man. we are told, Is three score yenrs and ten. Ffom 25 to 40, if tho health be good, uo material al teration is observed. From thence to 50 the change is greater. Fifty-five to CO, the alteration startles still we are not bowed down. In the earliest periods of our life the body strength ens and keeps up the mind in the later stages of it the reverse takes place, and the mind keeps up the body a formidable duty this aud keenly felt by both. Such Is time's progress.— Scottish American. The Carp la Very Bony. People marvel at the mechanism ot the human body, with its 492 bones and 00 arteries, but man Is simple In this respect compared with the carp. That remarkable fish moves no fewer than 4,380 bones and muscles every time it breathes. It has 4,320 veins, to say nothing of Its 00 muscles. LItIub 1,513 65 19,600 U0 9.4U0 00 40.101 97 Specie $ 17,698 00 1 Legal-tender .notes 15,600 50 Redemption fund with U. S. Treasur U. S. CerMt's ot Deposit for legal tenders 83,198 50 er (5 per cent ot circulation) 1G6 18 Due from U. 8. Treasurer, otbor than 5 per cent redemption fund Total $358,558 43 LIABILITIES. Capital stook paid in $ t-0,000 00 Surplus fund 10,000 00 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes raid 4,7i3 03 National Bank notes outstanding.... 19.&00 00 outstanding.... Due to State Banks ptffl Bankers .... Individual deposits subjeot to check! 144,627 63 ce"r'lcate301 depo8lt- Tho iiriiin la a HmiohnwtA State of Iowa, County of Delaware.—ss. 1 oe briue Is a daughter of Mr and 1 I, H. A. Grangor, cashior of the above*named Mrs. John Uliman who live on lta&r b&Qk.dotrueto ««.(iuuu uiiuisu, woo live on near mentis the best of my knowledge and oreek, bnthaB been employed by Mra. belief. u. a.Granger, Cashier. Howard Smith for some time. SubiMlbed and sworn to totoro mo this aith day The Journal joins with the many e.b.sti es, friends of Mr. and Mrs. Soaaoherer In 180,717 77 Total...' $352,558 43 solemnly swear that the above state- Ol cOD.i 1901. Corroct-A"eBl: washing them a long life of happiness- r'RRob|0ven VDlroctors' and prosperity.—Edgewood Journal. I H*. o! ilaoSerfo i.oR1yNoViry 1ublle' Without Nourishment. There soeuis to he no philosophical necessity for food. We can conceive of orgnuizeil beings living without nour ishment and deriving all the energy they need for the performance of their life functions from the ambient me dium. Iu a crystal we have the clear evidenceof the existence of a formative life principle, and, though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is none the less a living being. There may be, besides crystals, other such In. dlviduallzed, material systems of be ings, perhaps of gaseous constitution or composed of substance still more tenuous. Iu view of this possibility nay, probability—we cannot npodelctk ally deny the existence of organised beings on a planet merely because the conditions on the same are unsuitable for the existence of life as we con ccive it. We cannot even with positive assurance assert that some of them might not be present here, in this our world, In the very midst of us, for their constitution and life manlfestion may be such that we are unable to perceive them.—Nikola Tesla in Century Maga sine. Optician'* Latin. Hiram had returned home from col lege, where he had won high honors as a student of the ancient languages, but he "fell down" one day when his sister, a demure young girl In her teens, ask ed him to translate a sign she had seen In front of an optician's office which read thus: 75 CON SULTD SABO CTYO UREY ES. Hiram struggled manfully with It for several minutes and gave it up. """H-Isn't good Latin," he said. "There are some words in It that arc Latin, but the others are either wrong in ter mination or are barbarisms from other languages, and, taken as a whole, doesn't make sense." "That Is what I said," rejoined his sister, "but Keturah, out in the kitch en, translates It without any trouble. She says it means, 'Consult us about your eyes.'" Whereupon Hiram collapsed.—Youth's Companion. Saved b7 Presence ot Mind. At Sheffield, England, recently a cu rious accident occurred. A passenger was riding on a double deck electrical car, and a single dock car passed In the opposite direction. The rope of the trolley boom of the latter was flying ia the wind, and It wound itself around the passenger's neck. Fortunately he bad the presence ot mind to seize the rope with both hands and release him self or he would probably have been pulled from the car. QUEER WEDDING PRESENTS. Gift* That Wo:.i RSC predated by Thpse Who Them. Even at a marriage feast, as It seems, there will sometimes be the en Ytous or the jealous or the malicious. A tveU known author received fpgb (i rivAi man ot letters a spr&pbook con* talaing a collection of all the &dver9e criticisms his works had ever'received, while a popular artist was presented with a set of elcmeutary works upon self instruction in drawing and paint ing. Not loug since a gentleman who Is a passionate devotee of hunting received as a bridal gift from au anonymous donor a complete set of false lftnbs. a set of artificial teeth and a couple of glass eyes-the whole of which mu9t have cost a considerable sum—accom panied by a note, the writer of which trusted that, by reason of the recipi ent's many falls while following the hounds, some or all of these substitutes would ultimately prove of use. Au elderly, crusty tradesman, on espousing a spinster of mature age, was presented by a London undertaker with two cofllns for himself aud wife, "which, unlike most of the other offer ings you will receive, are sure to be of Bervice." The bridegroom resented this singular if useful gift, and it took ail the efforts of mutual friends to prevent a breach of the peace. Equally vexatious was the gift re ceived from his neighbors by an In firm octogenarian who wedded a pleas ure loving woman more than 50 years his junior. It was a large brass cage, "intended"—so ran the subscribers' note—"to restrain the wayward flights of a giddy young wife who has mar ried a decrepit old fool for his money." The husband of a lady whose great beauty hardly atoned for her sharp tongue found among his wedding pres ents a scold's bridle or brahks. a gift from his wife's sisters, with the hope that, "if Kate makes your life as un bearable as she has made ours, you will not hesitate to put the accompany ing offering to its original use."—Lon don Answers. Longevity of Flab, There are some goldfish In Washing ton which have belonged to the same family for the last 50 years, and they 6eem no bigger and no less vivacious today than they did when they first came Into the owner's possession. A few of the fish in the Imperial aqua rium at St. Petersburg are known to be 150 years old, and the age of the sacred fish. Id some of the ponds at tached to the Buddhist temples In China is to be counted by centuries, If we are to believe the priests. Somewhat EneonragInf.' "Did that rich young Goltlbag pro pose to you last night?" "Not exactly, mamma, but he asked for an option on me for 80 days."— Cleveland Plain Dealer. They Tethered Htm. Edale Is a primitive village In the midmost depths of "The Teak," in Der byshire. The Inhabitants arc all of the ronghest type nnd keep as much as possible out of sight of strangers. Tho following excellent story is told of our of them who, some 60 years apo. was so adventurous as to mnke a Journey to Sheffield, about 20 miles dis tant from the village:' When he set oil to return. It was raining hard, nnd his host lent' him an umbrella, opening ^himself, In order to save his friend all possible trouble. A fortnight afterward this man of Edale was seen to return In the finest possible weather, hut with the umbrella still up. "Why," he explained, "we had a pnek o' troubles wi' un. There wasn't a doorway In the village we could get un through, so we tethered un in a •eld."—Spare Moments. Colon trued bjr Royaltr. It Is very Interesting to know what colors are used or selected by the royal families as being their very own. To England, the only royal family of modern times which has selected It, belongs scarlet, which Is very ef fective. The royal households of Portugal, Prussia, Sweden and some of the Ger man princes wear blue. Russia chooses dark green, and Austria de lights In black and yellow. Most people imagine scarlet was se lected on account of the red rose of the Plantagenet, but this Is not true, [t was adopted from the field rules of the royal standard and from Henry's adoption of the scarlet dress of the yeomen of the guard. Harnetis Makers AtUntlou. I offer for gala the harness stock and Kood will of the harness shop In Dundee ownod by the undersigned, tvIU also rent the bu'ldlox to purchaser. HtfNBY BEOKKB, 0-lwk Lamont, Iowa. Lunch Counter. 1 have opened a restaurant and lunch counter In the Klonus building, recent ly occupied by Nels BiBhop, and re spectfully Invite all wanting service in the line of warm meals or lunches to give me a trial. 8-4wki T. T. Oliver. Uave 1 not bidden ye beware of some thing said to be the same as Rocky Mountain Tea, made by the Madison Medicine Co.? If ye are truly wise, he edthla warning.—Urepg ft Ward. We do not aim to be very noisy about our SHOE BUSINESS But we do claim to be able to sell you a Ladies Shoe F°R lt THAT will Surprise you. Aik to see them and be convinced.'. We repair shoes. la II OASH 8HOB STORE. $0' the Greatest Number That's what we aim at in our storeliefp:ng. The more goods we sell the more we c.in buy and the better prices we can get. Our policy of a large business at profits nets us as much as the small business of the other fellow at large profit—and our custo mers get the benefit. It pays to share with our customers. If you want to gain the betu fit of ^11 th's, its easy enough. Just buy your dry goods Dress Goods and Silks. Most of the new spring dress goods and silks are here and :her are on the way. We invite you to see the new things. Prob ably you are not ready to buy yet. No matter. We want to im press you with our lead, rship in this department so you will come here when you do get ready to buy. Better stop in first time you're down tc.wn. It is our policy to show complete stocks in all departments early in the season and thereby be prepared to catch early pur chasers. We take pleasure in giving a list oi lines which have been received: Ginghams, Egyptian Tissues, Dimities, Swisses, Light Pecates, Laces, Dress Trimmings, Tapestry, Late Curtains and Carpets. Our cleaning up of the balance of Jacket stock continues, We are daily making additional bargains by taking from the higher priced Jots to make the lower numbers more attractive. Never in our history have we had on sale Jackets containing the values. Burton .. ... ....... Ladies Tailor 'Made Suits And Iteiss :r.<p></p>Clark a rr* Separate $• Skirts Just Received I? t-rti 1 te. 'W* Ik Call early and see the latest pro ductions in these ready to wear suits and skirts.^?l. 's'.- left's. Respectfully Df ge* fkV V. #t§l *41 a* -"ViijH -.'l W-M & & 0o s.