WKJJU KaOAY) TRii 27. UWI
—Hi Dry Welterlen made business
trip to Independence Monday.
Saturday, culled thi-ru by a telepr.'im
—Ex-Supitri'U.ir S-nvyV-r- tus'utiieir
posaeasibu of the \Li'a
which he recently piuuhiwd ir«uu
—Mrs. Dr. Donnelly and her son ami
daughter, of Itrsn, were over Sunday
guest of Mrs. Donnelly's mother, Mrs.
—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
—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
—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
—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
of the most genuine pleasure and happv
memories of it will long dwell In the
minds of those present.
JwvkMctatosh is a gripp eui
-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
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
—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-
informing him of tlio death of bis sis-
ffuest of her parents, .Mr and Mc*J..hn
sharks thu Tailor and Bhirt uii)k«r,
8tart(,d ou lllt. luUial lrlp yeBterQay
-MifsEmma Malven, of Indopen- _Mrs, o. C. Clark returned Monday
dence, spent Thursday in this cl'v the
from Sioux City, when she
imen to attend thu
:.*JVG'eo."vEckcr lias Imupht the (ides
il". lit pioperly in Nortb Manchester.
.Mr. 11 out we uiidurstand will reniove
—Charlie Abbott, of Collin's Grove
will move to town next week and oc
cupy the front rooms over ChamUi's
—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
—Miss Mary Kenyon tlftlightfully
entertained the Doves and a Dumber
of their young gentlemen friends last
evening In. honor of Miss Charlotte
—A sleigh load of young piopl» from
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
—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
-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
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 &
—Saui Morgan, of ltyan, was in the
-Miss .Uharl.itte Uioli spent Sunday
—ICdWaril Midd'etun home from
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.
—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
-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
-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
—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
—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
—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
—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.
Ellis J. Schacheier was married Mon
day to Miss Mary Uilman at the Catho
lic church in Strawberry Point, Rev.
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
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
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
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
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.
Religious rltds aud beliefs n( the Indian
Our First Mlstlonary Mrs. IV.il
No. of CliUrcIit'8 and Schools. Mrs. WebDer
Kelailons of Indlaus to the Government
record of two defeats would have been
—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
Indiana In Council Miss Kussell
Who Is Responsible Mrs. Iloj
Mr. Lorenz, of Manchester, is.visiting
his daughter, Mrs.LeeDurbridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Mat. McDowell, of
Delaware, visited relatives here, Wed
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
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
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
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
Loans and discounts
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
—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
PAYING FOR A MEAL
It Whb Worth a Sliilllns to Pick
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
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
•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.—
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.
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
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
Due to State Banks ptffl Bankers ....
Individual deposits subjeot to check! 144,627 63
Tho iiriiin la a HmiohnwtA State of Iowa, County of Delaware.—ss.
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
««.(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
Total...' $352,558 43
swear that the above state-
Ol cOD.i 1901.
washing them a long life of happiness- r'RRob|0ven VDlroctors'
and prosperity.—Edgewood Journal. I H*. o! ilaoSerfo
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
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
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
Whereupon Hiram collapsed.—Youth's
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
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
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.
"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
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
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.
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
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
But we do claim to be
able to sell you a
F°R lt THAT
will Surprise you.
Aik to see them and be
We repair shoes.
OASH 8HOB STORE.
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
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
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.
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Call early and see the latest pro
ductions in these ready to wear
suits and skirts.^?l.
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