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C. W. DORMAN,
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Office over Clark & Lawrence's
store on Franklin street. Crown
orldge work a specialty. Will meet patients at
Farley Wednesday of oacli week. 32tf
DR. J. W. SCOTT.
Surgeon, and Dentist.
Alain Street. Tefephon 2S'J.
MANCHESTER MARBLE WORKS
18 prepared to furnish Granite and Marble
Monuments and Head Stones of various de*
slpns. Have the county right for Slpe's Pat
ent Grave Cover also dealer In Iron Fences.
Will moet all competition. 8tf W.
W. N. BO\ NTON. J. F. MCEWJBN.
Jewelers and Engravers
dealers in Watches, Olooks, Silver and
Plated Ware, Flno Jewelry, Spectacles, Cutlery,
Musical Instruments, etc., Main street.
eater In furniture etc., and undertaker,
ft BNEBAL DEALER IN PDKNITOR12,
VJ COCQQB. Ploturo Framea, Eto. A oompleto
.took of Furniture and Upholstery, always on
band, at prlccB that defy competition. A good
Hearse kept for attendance at funoralu. Earl*
ALLEN & STOREY.
aud Gents furnishing goods,
ner Main and Franklin streets.
L. R. STOUT,
and furnishing' goods.
City Hall Franklin Street.
KIDDELL A CO.,
RIKY GOODS, Carpets, MUUnory, Hats and
LS Caps, Boots ana Shoos, oto.. Main St.
ROPRIETOR OF KALAMITY'S PI.UN
Store an] I'PakT In Clothing, lloots,
Shoos, Notions, )tc. Masonlo lUotk Manches
(Suocccnors to SetbBrown.)
AND SHOES of all gradeB and prlccs.
Custom Work and Repairing given speclul
mention, storo In City Hall-Block.
GEO. S LISTER*
CTARDWARE, STOVES, TINWARE, ETC.
.XL Keeps 'a flrst-olass tinnor and does all
kinds of ropalrl
kinds of repairing with neatness and dispatoh.
loalte First National Bank. Main 8t.
T. F. MOONBY.
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and tornadoes in the old reliable Phol
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tions Insurance, Real Estate and Ioan Agts.
DQIce in City Hall Block, Manchostcr, la.
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YORAN. ARNOLD YOBAN
A TTOENEYS AT LAW. and Real Estate
Agents. 'Office over Delaware County State
Bonk, Manchester, Iowa.
0. E. Baosso*. jfl. M. CAUR.
A TTORNEYS AT LAW. Special attention
given to collections. Office In Democrat
Bulldltue. Fnnklln Street. Manchester. Iowa.
FRSD S. BLAIR.
A TTOKNBY AT LAW. Office In the City I
Block, Manchester, lowa.
a -*\vt 44.
A Fine shoe for Dress «t a Popular Price. Come' in nnd
this shoe nnd you will not .be disappointed.
HOLLI6TER LUMBER CO.
UMHKR and all Kinds o( building materials,
and Coal. Corner of Delaware aud
THOS. T. CARKEEK.
AND BUILDING SUPERIN
TENDENT, S. B. Corner, 8th and Main St.
8CHARLE8. THE TAILOR.
TAI LOU and Gents Furnlshlog
Goods. Manchester, Iowa.
CONTRACTOR fc BUILDER,
I am oow to do all work In my
line in a good ant* workmanlike mauner. Satis
faction guaranteed. Plans and estimates fur
nished. Work tuken lu town or country. Shop
near the stand tower on Woat Side of river.
C. E. GATES.
/"11TY DRAYMAN. Am prsparod to do all
\j work In tuy lino. Mpvlng household goods
and pianos a specialty. All work will receive
prompt- attention. A share-of your patronage
is sollolted. Charges right. Give 3*our draylng
to a man who uas coinu to stay.
J\HY GOODS, Nntlonn, Carpets, Gents Fur
iilsblug goods, etc. Kranltlln Street.
QUAKER MILL CO.
OUR and Feed. Manufacturers of tho cole
bra ted White Satin and White Tearl Flour.
LAWRENCE A GREM8.
In Hour. feed, liny stiaw, Hanuoke*
ts llitio, stucco, and common and Atlas ce
ment. Tclopltbne 113. l.ower Franklin St.
in Groceries. Provisions, Crock
ery, Fruits, otc. Main Street,
J. M. PEARSE.
TUSTICE OF TlIK l'HACE AND COLI.KCT
.J Olt. All business entrusted to him given
lironipt attention. OlUce In city tiall Uock,
120 Acre farm For Sale.
Wo are agents for the sale of
the O. A Underwood Farm of
130 ncros, situated about 7 miles
north cast of Manchester.
Thero Is a bargain for some
purchaser lu this property. llnoNaoN & ('Aim.
Bouse for Bent.
A good house sltuatod on Franklin street just
south of my rosldence, now occun'od by liurton
Clark. Jos. HUTCHINSON*.
CYCLONE ANI TORNADO
Insurance In first class companies written and
poUoles Issued by UROXSOX FT CAUB.
The large and increasing circulation
of The Iowa Homestead in this county
is a matter for congratulation to the
publishers and to good farming, for, of
all the papers of its claes in the coun
try, It is easily the best and moBt help
ful. its Speeial Farmers' Institute
editions, issued with the regular edition
the tirst week in each month, have been
for years the admiration of all practi
cal farmers. Written wholly by farm
ers, they are full of actual experience,
and smell of the soil. We have been
fortunate enough this season to secure
terms for The Homestead and its Spec
ial Farmers' Institute Editions,together
with The 1'oultry Farmer ana The
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Journal,
four of the moBt valuable farm publi
cations in the country, that enable us to
offer the four In connection with our
own paper for 81.80 for the entire Dve,
one year. This is emphatically a good
thing, and no farmer in this county
slfbuid fail to take advantage of this
offer. For a large line of thoroughly
practical farm reading nothing has
been offered before that equals it. A
county paper, a farm paper, a poultry
paper, a farm insurance paper and the
Special Farmers' Isntitute, all for 31.90
Come in and order them.
A Physician Testifies.
"I have taken Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
and have never used anything In my
life that did me the good that aid,' says
county physician, Geo. W. Scroggs, of
Hall county, Ga. "Being a physician
1 have prescribed it and found it to
give the best results." If the food you
eat remains undigested in your stomach
it decays there and poisons the system.
Yon can provent thiB by dieting but
that means starvation. Kodol Dyspep
sia Cure digests what you eat. You
need suffer from neither dyspepsia nor
starvation. The worst cases quickly
cured. Never fails. Smith Bros.
Insurance at Cost.
M. K. Mlalr. Secretary of the Dolaware County
Farmer's Mutual Insurance Co., and County
agontforthe Iowa Mutual Tornado lusurauce
Co. will be at Fred Blair's office In Manchester,
Saturday afternoon of each weok. 84tf
Senator Depew Is now a director or
trustee in more companies than any
other man In this country. He
An Inquisitive cat climbed a country
trolley pole In western .New York re
cently, attempted to walk on the feed
wire, brought her tall in contact with
the parallel wire that takes the current
back to Niagra Falls, had 24,000 \olts
passed through her body for her pre
sumption, and took her revenge by lay
ing her dead body across the wires,
short circuiting the current, and cut
ting,off light and power from almost all
the townB and villages in Western New
York until her sadly singed body was
located some two hours later. This
was a case in which the cat was neither
harmless nor necessary.—St. Paul Pio
While the American republic refused
to intercede in behalf of the struggliug
Boers on the score of the scene being'
distantly removed from the United
States it will be difficult for us to rec
oncile our inaction now that England
is holding Boer prisoners and they in
rags and starving on the island of Ber
muda. Bermuda is but little farther
distant from our shores than Cuba. It
was declared in the case of Spain and
Cuba that we or other nations have a
right to protest against the erection of
a slaughter house In our or their back
yard. If there is any redeeming virtue
in a distinction between a slaughter
house and an enforced and unnecessary
famine It is In favor of the former.
Monopoly Hurrying to the Front.
The friends of protection for the sake
of protection are gallantly rallying to
the support of the Dingly tariff. Nr.
Payne, of New York, Mr. Steele, of
Indiana, and Ur. Grosvenor, of Ohio,
are convinced that there Bhould be no
"tariff tinkering.,' They are doing
their best to convince the president of
the unwisdom of modifying a tystem
which imposes heavy buraens and
grevious to be borne on the American
people ond which takes from their
pockets every year millions of dollars
which the government does not need.
And then the secretary of the treasury
is forced to go into the markets every
once in a while and buy bonds at a
premium In order to keep the money in
circulation—money which should never
have been taken from circulation.
There will be no tariff revision by
the next congress. Hardly bad the
Bmoke of the battle died away when
many members of congress were in
Washington giving out interviews that
the election meaut that there should be
no tinkering with the tariff. Congress
man Babcock with hiB bill for revision
of the tariff by which trusts if ould be
affected Is doomed to talk himself to
death before accomplishing anything.
President Kooeevelt thought he had his
ear to the ground and heard the people
clamoring for a lower tariff on trust
made articles with reciprocity accom
paniment. He Inferred from President
AlcKihley's speeches that bis predeces
They Are Public Servants.
Des Moines Caplttl.
The Capital believes that the people
of this country are entering upon an
era in which men in public ollice will
be looked upon more as the servants
and less as the masters than ever before
in our national history Statesmen and
politicians will be held to strict specillc
performance of their duty, and In case
of recreancy will be called to account.
Political parties are going to be suc
cessful only as tbey keep close to the
masses of the people, manifest a sym
pathy with their needs and an ..earnest
desire to do everything possible to en
hance their general welfare.
favorable to the lowering the
tariff and was for reciprocity. The
president calls Marcus Hanna in con
sultation and is informed that Presi
dent McKinley had no such ideas, that
be was wedded to tariff after the Ulug
ley fashion. The president now has
the other ear to the ground and hearB
differently. The trusts and high tariff
barons have gotten in their work. The
benelicient Dingley law, which ir rob
bing the people of millions of dollars
yearly for the benefit of the few, will
No One Cent Postage Now.
Senator William E. Mason, of Illinois,
predicts that among the Important
measnres to become law during the
coming session of congress will be one
cent letter postage. II is difficult to
see upon what basis such a prediction
is made. The postal department is not
surfeited with fundB. It is absolutely
Impossible to make all ends meet with
the appropriations already allowed.
Through the second class mail abuseB
which have been allowed to exiBt much
revenue has been lost. It 1B true that
there is to be radical reform in this re
spect from henceforth, and the ad
ditional revenues to be derived there
from will come in good play. But in
view of the constant necessary enlarge
ment of postal facilities throughout the
country, especially In the laying out of
the rural routes, the postal department
will have use for all funds avalable for
sometime to come. There is no ques
tion but that one cent letter postage is a
sure event on the program of the future,
but we can afford to wait with reason
able patience the time when it may' be
propitiously inaugurated. It is certain
ly safe to predict that one cent letter
postage will not be one of the fruits of
the approaching session of congress.
—Des Moines Capital.
F. E. RICHARDSON
Real Estate, Loans and
...... .... In a work
manlike manner. Charges reasonable. Your
Patronage solicited. I5tf
Office over the Backet
A CHINESE CLASUIO.
rector tn seventy-six difTerent compan
ies, forty-nine of which are railroad
companies president of six and chair
man of the board of directors of six or
seven others.—Esterville Democrat:
Our gpears and pikes renew
Weil fticbt ss one, we twol
llow fay wc have no clothes?
One tklrt our limbs shall tilde, v.
Let but the kins, in raising men
By H. L. DAWES.
Copyright, 1&>U tiu JJ. L. Davrt.
A. clerk was busily engaged with a
gentleman whom I recognized as Hon.
Moses Oglethorpe, multimillionaire, tho
richest man iu the state.
The clerk went downstairs for some
thing, leaving us alone—a millionaire, a
merchant and a poor man.
Suddenly we were startled by the
clangiug of gongs, a. tootiug of bugles
and a commotion in the street.
Wo all rushed to the window, drawn
thither by the natural desire inherent
In the breast of the average American
to witness the rush of the fire engines.
"Great Scott, gentlemen," exclaimed
Tom excitedly, "the fire is in this build
ing! I smell smoke. We must get.out."
We all rushed to the door, Proctor
reachlug it first. As he swung It open
he was driven back by a sheet of flame
"No chance to escape by the stairs,"
said he. "Perhaps there's afire escape.
You stay here while I take a look."
And with that he ran to the front, side
and rear windows. Wheu he rejoined
our little group, the answer was plain
ly written 011 his face, "Xo fire escapes
anywhere on the building."
In that time of awful peril and dan
ger Tom Proctor was cool and collect
ed, so we naturally looked to him to
find some avenue of escape. Ten min
utes before he was the most insigulll
cant person in the room, a penniless
bankrupt, realizing his own insignifi
cance more keenly because of the pres
ence of a modem Crccsus.
A few moments had changed the
standiug of the two extremes of our
trio, and Proctor had jumped to tho
head of the class, for we were in a sit
uation where brains were of more ac
count than dollars.
He carefully examined the room, hop
ing to find a skylight, but was unsuc
cessful. Then he sought the windows
again, thinking he might discover a
coping or cornice by which we could
reach some adjoining building, but
with tho same hopeless result.
Then we ran to the windows to see
If there was any chanco of help from
the firemen. A cry of horror reached
our cars as the crowd in the street
cajjght sight of us.
The firemen raised ladders against
the side of the building, but our hearts
sank, for the ladders reached only the
window of the fourth floor.
One cry reached our ears, but it
sounded like a death senteuce. Some
one, evidently a fire chief, roared
through a trumpet, "Jump—it's your
only chance!" at the same time point
ing to a group of men holding large
blanket directly beneath us.
"My God!" groaned Oglethorpe. "It's
suicide to jump from this height. It
makes me dizzy to think of It."
Proctor was as cool as tho proverbial
cucumber and talked to us as calmly
as If discussing a business scheme in
my private office.
"It's a case of roast or jump," said
he as we came together for a final
conference. "That's the whole thing in
a nutshell. The only redeeming *fea
turc In the case Is that each of us can
choose the way it suits him best to
die. Personally it makes little differ
ence to me. Death by fire isn't really
so horrible as It appears, and, as for
jumping, you will lose consciousness
loug before you reach the ground. Aft
er all, my case is much worse than
yours, gentlemen. iTour families will
be well provided for, but God only
knows what will become of my wife
and children when I'm gone."
"See here, young man," Oglethorpe
exclaimed, grasping Tom by the arm.
"I can't be roasted like a rat, and to
Jump Is still worse. God, man. Isn't
there some escape? Wo can't die Uko
this. Why, man alive, Pd give a mil
lion IoHarfl-=a mUllou. do you Jioa*?—
Halberd and Ijncc provide
Weil do it. title by side
llow say we have no clothes?
lily kirtlc thou klialt wear.
Let hut tlie kin?, in raising men,
Armor and anna prepare r'.
The tolls of war we'll sliari*.
HEX Thomas Proctor
entered my office 011c
October uioruing ten
•years ago, I little
thought the day would
prove to be the most eventful In the
lives of three men.
I had aided Proctor financially in sev
eral promising business ventures, and
they all wouiid up In disaster, which
was not due to auy mismanagement on
his part, but to combination of un
After the last collapse Proctor ob
tained a situation at a salary which
barely supported his family. This went
on for about two years, when his em
ployer failed, and Tom was again
stranded. lie had beeu without em
ployment about a month when he call
ed at my office that October morniug.
I gave him some good advice and en
couragement and, what to him was
more substantial, some dollars to re
lieve his immediate necessities.
Proctor expressed his gratitude in his
blunt, homely fashion and added ear
nestly, "Perhnps this is tho turning of
the tide, Mr. Uurrows," aud I replied,
*1 hope so with all my heart."
At that time I was a director in a
large transportation company, and,
thluking that possibly I might secure
a position there for my young frleud,
we started on a search at oncc.
Oil the way down town we stopped
at a wholesale house to buy a ham
mock to send to a friend In Florida.
The clerk informed us that as the
hammock season was over all their
stock had beeu packed away on the top
floor,, so we ascended to tho fifth 4looN
In the elevator and then climbed two
llights of stairs, entering a room oc
cupying the whole area of the building.
MANCHESTER, IOWA, WENDESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1901. VOL. XXVII--NO. 48.
to l»c I:iml(-,l snMy on the ground.
As hu spoke he emphasized his words
COUIMDES IN WAFTTUSS.
How say we have oo clothe*?
One |lald for toth tvtU do.
Lft but the kin?, in raising men.
by shaking Proctor's arm almost
roughly, staring into his face with a
fierce, desperate expression. I glanced
at Tom. for tin* instant forgetting our
perilous situnvion, and noted that, un
mindful of Oglethorpe, he was gazing
intently to one side. Then suddenly
his face lighted up with a gicaiu of
hope. Turning quickly to the million
aire, he exclaimed, "Do you make that
as a bona flde offer, Mr. Oglethorpe?"
Certainly I do."
AH right. I accept the contract. Xo
time now for any business formalities.
Shake hands 011 it. You witness this,
Mr. Burrows." said he, nodding his
head in my direction, at the same time
extending his hand to Oglethorpe.
They hastily grasped each other's
hand, aud I bore witness of the stran
gest business transaction on record.
'That's as binding as if drawn up by
a regiment of lawyers," exclaimed
OglethorjMi when the simple ceremony
was completed. Then he added, "My
word is good for that amount, never
fear, if I get out of this place alive."
A wave of hope and courage took
possession of me, and I watched eager
ly for the next move in that exciting
drama which a momeut before looked
more like a tragedy.
Pushing the millionaire aside rough
ly, Proctor ran to a case of drawers
under the counter a few feet away. On
the upper drawer was tacked a white
card which bore the simple legend,
Fish Lines." It was only the work of
a second to pull the drawer out and
select a heavy, strong line about the
sl^e used in eodiishing. The drawer
underneath was labeled "Sinkers," and
from this he grabbed a lead sinker,
which he deftly fastened to the end
of the line. From the wall he tore
down a sign which rend "Xo Smoking
Allowed." On tho back of this card he
wrote in plain letters, "Hitch on a rope,
Making the card fast to the line near
tho lead, he rushed to tho wiudow, fol
lowed by Oglethorpe and myself.
When the crowd in the street spied
us, they yelled excitedly, waved their
arms, shouted and groaned until they
saw that we were about to make a
move of some kind. Then all was quiet,
and the only sound we heard was the
whir of the engines and the occasional
call of a fireman.
We watched tho descent of that
white messenger with breathless inter
est, for our lives were in the balance,
and time was precious. Thiuk of It
three souls hanging to a cod Hue and a
piece of common everyday cardboard!
A man on the ladder seized the card
and read its message. Waving his hand
upward to signify that he understood,
ho ran nimbly down the ladder, dart
ed across the street to a ladder truck
and with the help of a comrade"seised*
a coil of rope, which they flung on
the ground directly under our window.
Fastening the end of the ropo to his
belt, the hoseman climbed to where
the end of our precious cod line was
swinging to and fro.
To prevent the line from chafing on
the stone trimming under the window
sill Proctor leaned far outward and
carefully obeyed the command to haul.
Ho was lu a happy mood, probably
from the fact that he was earnings a
million dollars and also that he was
working for his own dear life and ours
This Is a kind of fish worth fishing
Tor," cried ho with enthusiasm—"sort
of goldfish, hey, Mr. Oglethorpe? Ah,
my beauty, now I've got you fast!" he
exclaimed as the end of the rope slip
ped iuto his' hands.
I believe that Tom had been to sea a
couple of voyages when a youngster,
and evidently the old sailor instinct re
turned the moment he got hold of that
He yanked it in over tho window sill
hand over hand till it fairly hummed.
Sailorlike he couldn't refralu from
He slid down from one knot to the next.
chanting the peculiar "Yo, he, O!" with
out which, I believe, 110 seafariug man
Is able to do anything in the way of
pulliug and hauling.
When the last fathom fell at our feet,
Tom grabbed it and with a quick turn
of tho hands tied a loop, which 1 think
sailors call a bowline. Slipping this
bowline over Mr. Oglethorpe's head aud
down to the hips, lie said to him terse
ly: "Now, then, Mr. Oglethorpe, you're
to sit in this bowline. Hold on to tho
rope with a death grip. Pou't be afraid.
You can't fall out if you try. Mr. Bur
rows and I will lower you down, and
all you "have to do is to keep yourself
away from the building with your feet.
You may bark your shins, but that's
nothing. Lively, now! There's uot a
moment to lose."
Even then the millionaire hesitated.
The prospect of dangling from a sev-l
enth story window on the end of a
rope appalled hiin. Proctor almost
dragged him to the window, and after
a few more instructions and no littlo'
urging the man of money laboriously
crawled over the silL We slacked away
011 the rope, and his head disappeared
from view. We had a turn of the rope I
around a steam pipe nnd had no 'dlf!
Acuity in holding Oglethorpe's weight,!
althouglvhe was a heavy man.
Presently we heard a tremendous
cheer from the crowd below, wblfn
told us that Oglethorpe was safe. Ituif
ning to the window, we saw him jde^
gcondlng the ladder with the help ot?&
Tom nntilea up ue ropo again, and
In au Instant I was ready to descend.
His Instructions to me \rero the same
as to Oglethorpe, only he added: "If I
don't get out of tills alive, Mr. Bur
rows, yon see tliat Bessie and the'bab
bles get that million." I To glaneeil uivj
easily over Ills shoulder to the rear oij
the room, where the Haines were just
beginning to break through.
I made a feeble protest—and meaut
It, too— that It was only right that lie'
should go next The rope was his idea
and he ought to reap the benefit and
save himself before It was too late.
He replied almost angrily, "Stop your
nonsense, Mr. Burrows, and get out of
that wiudow. I'll take two turns
around this steam pipe, so as to hold
you all right, and you'll be ou the lad
der In a jiflfy."
My descent to the grotiud Is still like
a hideous dream. I have a dim recol
lection of twisting nnd turning, at the
same time falling down, down, till It
seemed as if I was dropping Into a bot
tomless pit in the Infernal regions.
There was more shouting by the
thronfe of people, more tooting of tho
engine whistles, and before I knew It I
was standing ou MuMier Earth once
more with Oglethorpe shaking my arm
We looked upward, expecting to sec
Proctor climb down the rope. To the
surprise of every one, he pulled it up a
third time. "What's the fool doing?"
exclaimed the lire chief, standing near
by.' "Why doesn't he slide down that
rope? Guess he's lost his head."
He knows what he's about," said
the millionaire. "Look
To our amazement, tho rope dropped
from tho window with knots in It about
six feet apart,
"By Jove!" exclaimed the chief.
"That's a trick worth knowing. Won
der how he did It lu such a short
Wo saw Tom's feet come through the
wiudow, where he had to maneuver
momeut to wind his legs around tho
rope. Tlicu he slid down from one knot
to the next easily aud gracefully, dis
daining to use the ladder, and finally
landed within our midst, with the'
cheery salutation, "AU proseut or ac
There Is littlo more to tell. I hcord
Oglethorpe whisper to the chief a con
tribution to the firemen's Relief fund of
thousand dollars for the possession
of that rope, which was duly accepted,
and it was afterward geuerously di
vided with Tom and me.
Then he said to tho former that ho
was In tho habit of settling his con
tracts promptly and thero wus Just
time before the banks closed.
Tom called to see me the next day,
smiling and happy.
I've got tho million all right, Mr.
Burrows," said he, "and have been
walking on air ever siuce have to
pinch myself to make suro I'm not
dreaming. It's a mighty queer feeling,
and I haven't got aeclimntcd yet. Tho
papers laid.it on so thick that I had to
sneak through the hack streets to get
here, people stare so at me."
In the quiet of my private office he
explained to me some of the details of
the escape from the burning building,
which show that bruins count iu an
"It was this way," said he. "When
our position seemed hopeless aud it
looked ns if we were doomed to a hor
rible death, Oglethorpe lost his head
and acted half crazy, aud you, Mr.
Burrows, were in a trance, dazed like.
"Twice before in my life I had look
ed death square in the eye and learned
by experience that one stands the best
chance for his life by keeping cool,
with his wits nllvo to take advantage
of auy favorable method or means of
"I was working out a problem and
finally arrived at the answer—a rope.
Unless the fire was got under control
within a 6hort time a rope was our
only hope. Then 1 remembered a story.
You may think it a queer time to think
of such thing as a story. Neverthe
less It did Its part toward our salvation.
It was the tale of a prisoner confined in
a high tower. A friend outside shot on
arrow through tho window. Attached
to the arrow was a silk thread, to the
thread a cord aud to the cord a rope.
All these tho prisoner pulled up suc
cessively, and when he secured tho
rope his escape was easy.
'About the Instant that story was
ruuuing through my brain Oglethorpe
offered the million dollars, aud I
caught sight of the sign, 'Irish Lines.'
That solved the problem. You know
the rest. But right here I would like
to Justify myself concerning that mil
lion. I don't wnnt you to thiuk I took
advantage-of Oglethorpe because his
life was In danger. I merely profited
by his generous offer. It was a matter
of business, pure atul simple, and the
fact that he paid up like a man Is
proof that he considered It a square
"How about that string of kuots in
the rope?" I asked. "I'm very curious
to know how you did It. ana so are
some of the firemen."
"Oh, that's a simple trick I learnc
at sea," he replied. "You make a coll
of half hitches, pass the end of tho rope
through the' center of the eoll, aud it
comes out with kuots about fathom
or so apart."
"By the way, Mr. Burrows, that was
tlie turning of the tide, after all."
And 1 answered, 'tWcll, I should say
The man who procrastinates strug
gles with ruin.
An apt quotation is as good as an
Progress is tlie activity of today and
the assurance of tomorrow.—Emerson.
To bo vain of one's rank or place is to
show that one is below It.—Stanislaus.
The desire of appearing clever often
prevents one becoming so.—Rochefou
God Is on the side of virtue, for who
ever dreads punishment suffers It, aud
whoever deserves It dreads it:—Colton.
The mind that Is much elevated and
insolent with prosperity aud cast down
by adversity is generally abject and
Human nature is so constituted that
all see and judge better in the affairs
of other men than iu their own.—Ter
Despite all refinement, the light and
habitual taking of God's name In vain
betrays a *mr aud brutal will.—
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