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(By Miss Loulao Schroder.)
^The merry bells are ringing. '"v:
-v'^ Throughout tho silent night,
•v^Upon the fitn ots And highways.
A light, shines clear and bright.
:.«rsThe inoonln all lis splendor, r'
Adorns the stnrllt shy,
And beams upon tho shepliot'ds, 'V
While on tho ground theylic.
Low strains of swooiest muRic,
.•L'i-'.i Descendlngfrom the skys,
Awake them from their slumber, ••.
\v And frees from sleep tholreyes.
^•Strange forms of wondrous beauty,
Isow bid them not to fear,
!. But praise with joyous voices,
Their nowborn Klog and seer,
They gaze In foar and wonder, 7
-v Unon tholr forms so fair.
As noatlng gaily onward,
K,' They vanish In tho air.
vV?» Thon hastening to a atablo.
Which bumble Hothl'hem claimed,
Thoy And a newborn Infant.
The king the angels namod.
'Tls cold within this stable,
No flro burns brightly there,
No heavy doors and wfudows
Koep out tlm chilly air.
The little child Is shivering,
He is but thinly clad,
Yet Ho Is Lord and Savior
Of all, both good and bad.
Ho smiles with Infant swoetness
Upon this shepherd Hook,
Who on their knoes adoro Him,
And praise Him as their God.
Thoy give their humble ofl'rlng,
A little lamb or two,
Then haste away rejoicing,
Their labor to renew.
Now from the
east three travelers
Approaohlng near are soon,
They too have had glad tidings,
For jovou9 is their mien.
A star of glQrlous splendor,
Is guiding them aright,
Hut halt* before the stable, w.
And vanishes from sight, .•
Thoy gaze in blank amazomont,
Upon this hut so droar.
Ana doubt 1( Christ tho monarch,
Should dwoll within or noar.
They hoar sweet voices singing,
"Good will on earth to men,'' v.
And entering Und the Saviour,
And murmur low, "Amen."
They too have brought their ofl'rings,
Gold. Incense, precious myrrh,:
They bow down low b«tforo Him,
His blessings to Incur.
Thoy tenderly caress him, ..
And humbly klsa Ills feet,
Thoy mnrmur words of praiso, v
In acconts low and sweet.
A maiden, tall and graceful,
With eyes of lustrous blue,
A faoe or marble fairness,
And lialr of goldon huo
Acoepts the gifts they offor,
With heartfelt gratitude,
God'a blessing calls upon thom,-
And wishes them all good.
Who Is the fair young maldon,
Whose oyes with joy do beam?
And who this man beside her, .w.:
So worthy of ostoemv
Ah one is spotless -Mary,
The Virgin pure and sweet,
That man of noblo bearing,
Ah Joseph wo will greot.
He joins In Mary's wishes
To these three noblo men.
Wlio blddiog thein thrice farewell,
Turn toward their homo again.
And lo, that star of beauty,
Their guide through rioserts bleak.'
Appears once more in spleudor
Them safely on to lead.
And row tho poor and lowly.
Thou whom the rich despise.
ReceivetUelr glfis from Mary,
Which for their wants suffice.
And thus all hearts are happy,
As dawns tMs glorious morn,
All lips exclaim rejoicing.
The Saviour now is born,
Manchester, Deo, 23,1901
—Joe Klostenxan, of Worthington,
spent last Friday in this city transact
ing busineBB and visiting friends.
Jobn Weasels drove down from
Petersburg the fore-pai of the week
looking after business matters,
Barney Vaske, of New Vienna, at
tended the funeral of tbe late Bernard
Funke in this city Tuesday morning.
Gerbard Schnieders, of Petersburg,
was in town Tuesday and from bere he
went to Dubuque, where he spent tbe
day looking after business matters.
Mrs. Henry Yorwald and daughter,
Miss Ida, of Dixon settlement, visited
friends and traded with the merchants
of this city Monday.
Clem Brinkman, of Petersburg, wbb
in town on businese Tuesday and made
bur headquarters a pleasant business
Henry Kirchoff and F. H. KIoBter
mann, manager and ^secretary of tbe
Bear Grove creamery respectively, were
in town on business Tuesday.
—Mr. and MrB. Henry Arnold, of
Plum Creek, were in town last Satur
day morning and from here they went
to Dubuque, where they visited over
Sunday with relatives and friends.
They returned here Monday.—News
spend the holidays on Friday night.
Miss Laura Whipple went to her
home in Edgewood on Friday to re
main until after New Years.
Mrs. Foster and Miss Mae left Tues
day for Williams, Iowa, where they
will visit at the home of Mrs. Fosters'
son, William. Miss Mae Foster will
return on Thursday, but her mother
will remain for a longer visit.
Mibs Kate Uommerford is spending
her vacation at her home in Manches
Mrs. Everton went -to Manchester
one day lust week.
Miss Susie .lames is speuuing the hol
idays at her home in Viola.
MIbs Kmrna staehle is visiting at the
home of her brother, Albert, in liurt,
John Klaus was shaking hands with
friends in town oil Wednesday.
Mrs. Iday Orotsby waited upon custo
mers in her brother's store on Saturday,
11. A. Coe being very sick.
Merle Dunn and Lo
Verne Steel were
both live years old on Wednesday, and
so they celebrated the event by a party
at the home ol Le Verne, to which a
large number of their friends were in
vited, much to their pleasure.
K. K. Cruise was at the funeral of his
grandmother here on Tuesday.
August l'hilipp, of Manchester, had
business in town on Friday.
Wm. FuIts left Wednesday for Hart
ley, Iowa, where the sad death ot bis
daughter, Mrs. llill, occured on Tues
day. Mr. Fults and his family have
tbe sympathy of their many friends in
their bereavement.
ICImer South, with the aid of carpen
ters, has his store building transformed
into a photograph gallery, which is al
most completed. Mr. South will have
tbe assistance of a Mr. Furman, who
has studied his art in Chicago tur some
time. ThiB new enterprise of Mr
south's should be well patronized by
the town people.
Will Cattron left for Hartley Wed
nesday, where he has secured a position
in & drug store.
Mrs. J. W. Malven and children, ot'
liyersvllle, were in town on Thursday.
Arthur Murley came homo from hp
worth on Saturday night.
The funeral of Hrannia Cruise occur
ed at the home of .lohn Cruise, Jr., on
Tuesday at noon, Kev. It. F. Nation
preaching the sermon.
Willis Uender left for Durand, Illi
nois, on Saturday.
1'resdiding Elder Green, of Dubuque,
delivered an interesting sermon in the
Methodist church on Sunday night
The medicine show which has been
in progress at tbe town hall during the
past week will continue to give enter
tainments hore during the coming
Herman Kruse marketed hiB pigs last
week Tuesday. They tipped the scales
at 2(50 lbs. apiece.
Herman Mensen and wife were DyeiB
ville visitors last Wednesday.
The roads are Bplendid and tbe farm
ere make good use of tbem.
Rumors are out, that a rural free
mail delivery, will be established here
in tbe near future.
Barney Peters was in Dubuque laBt
Thursday, visiting relatives and friende
He returned Friday.
Some of the farmers attended the
Carpenter's Buction sale laBt Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Domeyer and
daughter Mrs. II. C. Kramer, transact
ed business in Manchester last Satur
Cards are out announcing that liev
F. A. Brinkmann will read bis first holy
A merry, merry Christmas to all.
Our county sperintendent, H. J.
Scbwietert, of Manchester, viBited the
schools of Prairie last week.
Mr. Ed Pratt, of Floyd, Iowa, is visit
ing at the home of his brother, N.C.
J. Carradus and wife are the proud
parents of a boy, born Wednesday.
Mrs. Popham spent last week with
friendB near Earlville.
Joe Herberger, of BankBton, Iowa,
spent part of last week with relatives
Mrs. Castle, of New Hampton, will
spend the holidays with her brother,
0. Pratt, of tbiB place.
The teacherB, of Prairie, attended the
TeacherB' Meeting at Masonville Satur
day and all took an active part.
MiBB Loretta Barry, a student of the
Visitation Academy, of Dubuque, ar
rived home Saturday morning to spend
the holidays here with ber parents.
Frank Pope spent part of laBt week
with friends In Manchester.
J. J. Dobbins, of Monti, spent Sun
day with friends in this vicinity.
The directors of Prairie town
ship met at the Stewart school houBe
Thursday afternoon and disciiBsed the
5 subject, "Uniformity of Text Books."
Tbe decision wag: a change of tbe text
books in March.
S. Popham sold hiB farm of 100 acres
to Mr. Blotz, of Dubuque, last Monday.
Consideration 810,400.
Quite a number of our young people
attended the party at the home of U.
Kennedy Friday evening, and all had
au enjoyable time.
MesBrs. Joe and Tom Marshall called
on their lady friends Sunday evening.
MIbs Wilda Woodull came trom
liock Falls, Iowa, on Saturday to visit
at tbe home of Miss Grace Matthews.
Miss Mary Young is spending her
vacation at home. Miss Young Las
been touching in Marshalltown and will
return there after the|bolidays.
Jobn Cattron came home from Fay
ette Friday to remain for a two weeks'
J. C. Nieman went to Chicago one
day last week.
Jobn Armstrong, of Greeley, had
business in town Wednesday.
Dr. K. W. Soper, and Mrs. Soper
went to Dubuque Friday, returning the
same day.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Kendali are enter
taining her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Holcomb, of Fredericksburg.
The Epwortb students came home to
December 30.
Kev. Hubbell preached at tha Fitch
school house Sunday Dec. loth.
Will Smith made a business trip to
Coggon a few days ago.
The three months old.baby of Charlie
GibBon was buried at Thorpe on Tues
day, December 17tb.
The oyster supper at Mr. FrentresB
last Tuesday evening was not very
largely attended on account of the cold
Fred and Jake Mosher were Manches
ter visitors last Monday.
Mrs. Dewey, of Manchester, has been
visiting her Bister, Mrs. Dick Frentress,
the past week.
Floyd Harvey had the misfortune to
have an ankle badly sprained while
chopping in the woods.
Tbe Christmas tree entertainment
which was to have been at tbe Fitch
school bouse was given at tbe boms of
L. A. Wood instead.
Nettie Fowler visited in Oneida
few days of last week.
Frank Burbnbge is building a large
barn on his place north of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Barr invited
number of their friends to their country
home last evening and all had a splen
did lime.
MisB lloso Frye has returned home
from the country, where she has been
for the last two weekB, caring for Mrs
Ed Uobinson, who haB been quite sick
James Ciendenen has purchased
Mike Fitzpatrick his 80 acre farm und
we understand, Mr. Fitzpatrick will
move to a farm near Strawberry Point
about March I.
O. P. Smock met with a peculiar ac
cident on Monday, lie was preparing
hiB sled to go to the timber, uud
some way run au icicle nearly through
hiB left hand It made a very ugly,
painful wound.
Harry Coreil had a mitten torn from
his hand and Ern Sawyer had a glove
linger torn oil' the other day by a corn
Btalk Bhredder. The threshing ma
chine, the sorghum mill and the slulk
cutter must now take a backseat us
medium for maiming men at work on
farms. No other implement ever de
vised has been able to approach the
cornstalj] shredder. A little improve
ment might render it an ell'ective wea
pon ol war.—Home-Press.
Wm. Meade, uf Manchester, visited
his neice, Mrs. A. A. IdWoody, Tues
John Smith went to South Dakota
Mrs S. J. Edmunds, of Manchester,
visited her sister, Mrs. W. II. Sherman,
Mrs N. M. Ilowley has been very low
for the last few days, but is reported
much better at present.
The two farms belonging to the Hen
ry Hatch estate were sold this week,
the one north of Central City toE. II.
Kraemer, and the one Bouth ot town to
A. L. Buckner.
Alex. Houston and wife, have been
in Oregon for the past year, returned
home last Saturday. They report a
pleasant time, and say that they like
the couutry very well.
Chicken theives are said to be operat
ing in the vicinity of Broadway.
At noon yesterday occurred the mar
riage of William II. Hull to Miss Liz
zie McCurdy, the ceremony being per
formed at the borne of the bride by
llev. D. C. Mackintosh of the Presby
terian church.
Lafe MattliewB came down from
Manchester last ednesday and ollici
ated as Muster of the Masonic ceremon
ies at the funeral of Thus. Dewald.
There were a number of masons pie:
ent Iroin surrounding towns.
Died,—U. II. Crawford at his home
in tsioux City, Iowa., December I, l'.im,
age OS years and nine mouths. Wus born
in ouugstown, Ohio, 111 1833 cunie
west when a young man, and moved to
Delaware county, Iowa in 1858, and to
Ilopkinton Iri IHliO, making his home
here until a lew veurs ago, when lie le
lired from business and morud Iomoiix
City where his duughtei lived
The death of Henry sctinler, *r oc
curred on Monday and the funeral wus
held yesterday, the interment taking
place at Wortnlngton. Mr. schmer has
been suffering for some t.me past with
cancer of the stomach. lie was one
of the old settlers of this township, and
man who was universally held in the
highest esteem by all who knew him.
As noted brietly in the Leuder lasi
week, the marriage of S. P. Carter to
Miss Louise Ssmlth took place at the
home ot the bride in Dubuque Uediiet
day evening of last week, the ceremony
beini! performed by liev. P. M. Dnillo
of the M. E. chursh ol that city. Mr.
and Mrs. Carter arrived In Ilopkinton
on Thursday morning and immediately
took possession of the house whieh hub
been ulready lilted up by the groom for
their reception, and where they ura now
al home to their inendo. The groom is
Uut Uiily utio uf the prominent ineu Ot
Ilopkinton, being its mayor and exteu
sively identified with the business inter
eitsofthe community, but he is also
prominent in county aiTairs and is
chairman of the board of supervisors
with which body he has served with
signal ability. The bride is not so well
known here, but during her viBits she
has impressed those with whom she IIUB
come in contact as a lady of the most
character and one who will be cordially
welcomed to the social circles of the
town. Only tbe most cordial congratu
lations have been Bhowered upon Mr.
and Mrs. Carter, and all are heartily
unanimous for a most felicitous future,
A Merry Christmas to all and a
Happy New Year.
Amos. Dance took dinner with Geo,
Furman Monday.
B. Hutsley, John MieBter, and Jobn
Ilurtman were Bbopping in Delhi
The dance which was held at tbe
home of G. B. Davis, Friday night, was
well attended. Tbe muBic wbb good
and over 75 numbers were sold,
good time iB reported by those in at
Our mail route will Btart this week
John Miester was shopping in Man
Chester Tuesday.
Mrs. W. Petlon was shopping
Delhi, Tuesday.
W. Furman while in Chicago Tues
fell and broke his collar bone. He
came home Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. G- B. Davis and Mr.
and Mrs. John ilanman attended tbe
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs
Keith at tbe Bay last Wednesday.
The party which waB held, at ihe
home of A. MeiBter last Wednesday
evening was well attended and a fine
time wbb enjoyed. Refreshments were
served at 12.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Crosier were shop
ping in Delhi, Monday.
Mrs. llellen McKee, of Marion, visit
ed here a few days last week.
Mr. Geo. Ellison is on tbe sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Corbin returned
Wednesday from Freeport, Illinois.
School closed Friday for a weeks va
lioy Stone is home for the holidays
from U. 1. U. at Fayette.
Will Burton is home for a visit from
his Bchool duties at Lucerne.
Michael Herrick, an old resident of
this place but for many years past au
inmate of tbe asylum for the Insane
in Worth county, was buried at
this place Tuesday, December 10, aged
'JO years. Funeral service at the house
conducted by llev. Salisbury.
John Toomer is home again.
Miss Alice hunt is home from school
at Cedar Falls.
Mrs. Peter Keith died recently at her
home in Wancoma.
J. W. Swinburne and Riley Hold
ridge attended a bank meeting at Earl
ville Monday.
Mrs. Terry went to Independence
Saturday to remain uutil after Christ
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Keeder were over
from Earlville Sunday.
MifS Opal Stoner went to her home
in Edgewood Saturday to spend her vi
Friday morning at 4:30 o'cloc''. fire
broke out iu the building known as the
old Pat McMeei place, but now ownid
and occupied by Frank lierhans as a
dwelling and wagon shop, it was soon
reduced to ashes, with the two build
ings on the west, one occupied by Prank
Mooney as blacksmith shop, the other
by BryceSaunders blacksmith-shop. No
insurance on any of the buildings.
MiBs Ella Burton is home from school
at Cedar Falls.
Owing to sickness in town Christ
ir.aa will pass very quietly for the mOBt
of ub. There will be no tree at either
church and no public gathering ol' any
A Meister and James Smith took
four Christmas trees to Manchester
Saturday from Porter's nursery.
Our sick are on the gain, for which
we are all very thankful.
V1i-15-r t-j
iipl l'i»Ti
J. M. Kingsley was down from De'a
ware after chickens Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Swinburne and 33. II.
UlanchBrd and wife were shopping in
Manchester Thursday. v.
The Most Profitable Horses for Farmers
to Raise.
Paper read by J. C. N'loman at the Farmers 1 n
stituto nt Karlrlllo.
Oontlnupri from Hit |a|te.
he should makea horse that will readily
Bell in all American markets from gtfOO
to S-IOO. Here I believe is the most
profitable Investment for the farmer,
he can work the mares eight niun' lis
out ol tho year, and C4i cninnieniv
working the coll al two und a hall .ir
threejearsold.Givehimlight w»rh in. 1
such tune as he ib ready for mark't.
The mure is till the belter for being
worked und the colt is 11 the better
also for Ins work, lor if worked and
well broken, he is well mtnnered and
a a a
appearance in the market, mid s. II*
higher price than one tlml is
hut has done but little or no work.
AlsochisB No.8, the omnibus or ex
press horse can tie ruised, 1 believe,
ilh protit. Hear in mihd he Bhould
smooth, active l.orie, weighing lrom
250 to 1400 pounds when matured,
his horse can be worked on the l»rin
also from two and a halt to four or live
years old, aud then sell in any ot 11r
markets ut from $140 lo $110 Ihe
omnibus horse and express horse is
great demand ill all markets, und iev
is there enough hrst class ones coiuii
into our markets to supply thedemund.
This class ot norse, with the light and
heavy draft horse, is quicker in the
markets aud can Le sold as readily as
so many steers, ana the Bame as the
siet rs they huve a standard value, and
that value all depends upon their size,
hape Hiid quality. Never was there a
lime ihut ulfered such Inducements for
the production of good horses as at the
present, llorses ure ccurce throughout
he country, ami Ihe demand is contin
ually increasing. A great demand is
right upon us lor Ihe coming year,
which no doubt will be larger than ever
before. 'I he export demand is increas
ing very year since it started iu '.M. In
the year HlOl) about 80,000 American
horses were sold for export, and the ear
1U0I will reac^i fully that figure if not
This country has made unprecedent
ed strides toward a position of inter
national supremacy, not only in com
mercial but also iu finance to a marked
degree. Business enterprises have
proved euccesstul. An idle wheel iu
milU or factories Ib the exception, while
labor is so well employed at high
wages, and with home consumption
demands sustains the market value ol'
all staple commodities. Even tranBpor
tation facilities have been unable to
keep pace with the nation's require
ments. Many reports of tardy deliver
les, which alone act as breaks or time
keepers on commercial progress. The
exportation of not only horses, but ol
manufactured as well as agricultural
productB, is far in advance of any pre
vlous record, and with all the increase
of commercial interests, manufactures
and agricultural, the home demand for
horses must be lar in excess of any
Ihiug ever known before. Well
know while the supply is short, and
that through all the agricultural dis
triclB there is a great demand for horses,
so how can it be otherwise than then
will be a great increase aud demand lor
horses, with a large advance in pricts
for many years to come.
Many alarmists and the handy pen ol
many of the knowing ones, have pred
icted that thehorselesB age is near hi
hand, and that steam, electricity atl
motor power are suon to tak its plac--.
Nothing could be a bigger fake noth
ing could be more false, as the uie ot
horses Increases each year, not only for
export, but there Ib a larger demaiK1,
aud more horses Bold in all markets
than ever there was before. At the
Union stock yards, Chicago, Illinois
ten thousand horseB more were sold
this year than last. Tbe last year it is
estimated that the draft upon the range
horses from the mountain Btates, bus
been over three hundred thousand,
which have left the ranges and been
scattered amongst farmers all through
the middle west and the eastern states.
Nothwithstanding ail this, horses are
scarce and in strongest demand
throughout all parts of tbe country,
and will remain so and no doubt will Le
higher in price each successive year lor
many years to come.
*Vl»y He Kucapca.
Tho Literary Editor That fellow
Scribbler sent in a poem tills inoriiiug
entitled "Why Do I Live?''
The Editor—What did you do with ItV
The Literary Editor Rel timed
with an inclosed slip saying, Because
you mailed this lusvad of bringing it
personally."—Indians.polls News.
Her AuMtimctl Name.
He—Yes, she Is living tinder an as
sumed uame.
8hc—Horrible! What Is it?
tie—The one she assumed immediate
ly after her husband married her.
This would be a much more peaceful
world If lots of grown up people us well
as children could only be see$ «md uot
heard.—Chicago News.
Tho C'OHtlli'Mt Pnliit'liiK.
The Duke of Marlborough is believed
to be the possessor of the costliest
painting in the world, which was at
one time tbe property of the Hrst Duke
of Marlborough. The picture is known
as the "Blenheim Madonna," painted
by Raphael in 1507 and now valued at
no less than £70.000. It is eight feet
high and represents the Madonna and
Child seated on a throne, with a figure
of St. John the Baptist on the left and
that of St. Nicholas of Itari on tho
right. Its almost fabulous value Is
due to the fact that it is one of the
best preserved of the artist's works in
Bnld Through Fright
The recent case of a boy who be
came bald through fright has been dis
cussed by some people who do not be
lieve It possible. But other cases havo
occurred. Dr. VozvA, a Paris physician,
once treated a fashionable woman who
had '. :i frightened by spending a
night In a lonely country villa evading
the ntt.-iolifj cf her husband, who had
been seized with violent hydrophobia.
When rescue '.c dropped para
lyzed, and (*•. t!:e next few days
every hair rf I:.t head fell out.—Lon
don Standard.
To Jntlnrc nn Opal.
An export on opal mining lias recent
ly explained l.ow tho opal Is judged as
to qiinlitr ami desirability. First, bo
savs, color is of the pre.'Uest impor
tance. Ited (Ire, or red iu combination
with yellow, blue and Krcen, arc the
best l'.im bv itself is quite valueless,
and the pven opal is not of great value
unless tl color is
vivid and tho
pattern verv (,-ood. The color must be
true- that Is to say. It must not run in
streaks or patches, alternating with a
colorless or Inferior quality.
Pattern Is described as being an Im
portant factor, the several varieties bo
known as "om fire' when the grain Is
very small, "harlequin" when the color
Is all In small squares, the more reg
ular the better, and the "flash fire" or
"(lash opal'' when the color shows as a
Blngle flash or In very large pattern.
Ilnrlequln Is the most common and Is
also popularlv considered the most
beautiful. When the squares o£ color
arc regular and show as distinct, mi
nute cheeks of red, yellow, blue nnd
green, it is considered magnificent.
Some stones show better on edge than
on top.
An Object Lciroti to Grant,
This story Is told of the first time
Grant ever had charge of a large body
of men sent out to give battle, lie was
colonel 111 the early part of 1802, de
tailed to so to the relief of an Illinois
regiment, supposed to bo surrounded
by Confederates at Taljnyra, Mo., but
hen he arrived the regiment had re
lieved Itself by retiring. Grant then
went out to Morhla. In the same state,
*nd as the regiment tolled over the hill
beyond which the enemy was supposed
to be In waiting Grant says lie would
have "given anything to be back again
iu Illinois."
At the top of the hill, Instead of
troops drawn up in battle array, Grant
saw a deserted camp. "It occurred to
me at once that Harris had been as
much afraid of me as I had been of
him," said Grant. "From that event to
the close of the war I never experienc
ed trepidation upon confronting an en
emy, though I always felt more or less
anxiety. 1 never forgot that he had as
much reason to fear mv forced as I
had his."—Syracuse Post-Standard.
At Second llnnd.
A Highland laird who could not af
ford to keep his own piper was accus
tomed to employ the village piper when
he had companv.
On one occasion, through some over
sight, Donald uau not been given his
preliminary glass of whisky before he
began Ills performance. Accordingly,
he found Ills bagpipe In a most refrac
tory temper. The laird asked blm "What
was tbe matter with it, and Donald re
plied that the leather was so hard that
he could do nothing with It.
"What will soften it?" asked the anx
ious laird.
"Och, just whusky!" said Donald.
A tumbler of whisky was at once
brought, whieh Douald Immediately
"You rascal!" said the laird. "Did
you not say It was for the bagpipes'/"
"Och, yess. yess," said Donald, "but
she will be a ferry peculiar pipes this.
She aye likes It blawcd In."—Highland
MeaaurlnK the Ilent of tlic Body.
By means of an ingenious instrument
invented by Dr. Lombard of New York
It Is ascertained that a "woman's, body
Is warmer than that of a man by nbout
three-fourths of a degree and some
times as high as one degree, while in
no Instance has the warmth of a man's
body been found to be greater than
that of a female. It Is also definitely
ascertained that children are decidedly
warmer than adults, the difference be
ing about 1 degree P., the younger the
child the greater the diversity. A dif
ference In (lie heat of the sides of the
bedy Is discovered to be an Invariable
law. The left side of the head and ex
tending downward to the base of the
neck is much hotter than the right side.
An Atlvnnecd Coutmc.
"Oh, Mr. Johns," exclaimed Miss
Gush, "I heard you talking to pa about
plants, and 1
do so want to talk to you,
for, you know, I am very Interested in
botany. 1 like all kinds of plants and
flowers, as, of course, you do, too, Mr
Johns but what varieties of plants are
you particularly interested iu?"
"The plants which I am most inter
ested in," replied Mr. Johns, "are ma
chinery plants."
Miss (Jtish looked mystified for a mo
ment, but soon brightened up, remark
"I haven't got so far as mat vet.
London Tit-Bits.
Aliilmntn'N Capitals.
When Alabama was a territory Its
capital was at St. Stephens, in Wash
ington count}*. The convention that
framed the constitution under which it
was admitted into the Union was held
in Huntsville, where the first legis
lature met in October, 1830, and the
first governor was inaugurated. Caha
ba became the seat of government in
3S20. In 1S25 the capital was removed
to Tuscaloosa, and in 1S1G it was again
removed, thJs time to Montgomery.
Casey—CostIgan got his life Insured
for tin cluts.
Conroy—How wus that?
Casey—He borrowed tin clots av th!
foreman, and the foretnau won't put
him on a dangerous job as long as he
owes him tin cints!—Puck.
Ills EuiLiarrnsnnicnt.
Brackett—They say you are financial
ly embarrassed. Do you owe a very
large amount?
Crockett—1 dou't owe anything, but
there are several people who owe me.
and 1 haven't the courage to ask for it.
—Boston Transcript.
"If you intend to dine on us,'
queried the captured mprlner, "why
did you greet us with a fusillade?"
"Because we always pepper our food
before eating It," grinned the cannibal.
Philadelphia Iteeord.
Good ItcoNon.
Professor—Why does the (i
Flnrdup (nUseiitly) Can't,
rent, I suppose.—Exelmuce.
Hunt, In describing an exceedingly
warm day, it will be remembered,
spoke of It as one which tempted him
to strip olf his llesh aud sit in his
The little girl had hcou romping and
running all day. Toward nightfall her
father met her. "Are you not verj
tired, little oueV" he asked.
"Oh, not so very tired, papa." she re
plied. Then In a burst of confidence
she whispered. "Only do feel as
though I'd nice to take my legs off and
carry them awhile."
Thi onr*r Meoiaturifcoevmv
boM by drUKU'ists or ki:iit, moo
recelpr.ofprx'*} "Tic.
P. N. B1SACOM. MAM-hls-ntf*. low*
ttold by
Oi'iiton ifcWiird. Manchester, lorcu.
Johnston. Delhi, lowu.
nr, H. Mvltm.ston, l!o|iktnton, lowu
J.r.Slrol«el Myan. Iowa.
K. Ife Mulvotilll, Masonville,fowa.
A. Kendall, hurlvlll*. low«.
Ki riHT Si Moyorv. m^rsiHuT!. Iowa
I. AriustrciiK, !^.v h.
I-. W. Knydon. hdgnwood,
WlitelrrXi Katon. Lament, Iowh
.lumus Mussor. Almoral. Iowa.
.1 Hush, ColoHburK, Iowa.
K. IU llrlpK* & Co., Dundee, Iowa.
CllhAP-ltosldeuRo Proporty iu this city.
Lti'iulre of Branson & Carr.
For Sale!
thnrouiflibrod polaud lna ptRs of
both s«*xes,
mnlos $15,
females, $10.
to $i&. e'Ch.
also a fa 1
pig and a
yearling hop.
wrlto yo.»r
wants or ilslt my liord. Plymouth rook
chlckcns $1.00
W. F.
Improvement of Corn.
"Uncle Iienry" Wallace,is devotin? a
good deal of space In his paper, Wal
laces' 1'urmer to Ihe improvement of
Iowa Corn, lie calls attention lo the
fact that while tho Iowa Parmer has
been improving hiB live stock for twen
ly years and more he has given very
Utile attention to the great Iowa crop,
com. Among the many articles which
have appeared iu Wallaces Parmer on
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?hamd, of Illinois, the corn expert,
,nd these are illustrated by a number
of photographs showing different va
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••trs, the ost profitable to raise, etc.
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"Mark Twain,"
I"'. 1*. Dunuo
("Mr. Doolov"),
Joel luiiidler llarrlt
(Uncle KetnuH"),
Kdward w, Tuwnbend
("fhlmmle Fuddeu"),
George Ade
Kutli McKnory Stiurt
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I'aulL liuubar.
Gelett Huruess.
Krunk It. Stockton
Tudor Jeuks,
Kills I'arkur Huller,
"arolyn Wells,
Iiarry 8, Edwards.
lifter it. Keruald,
Charles U. Loonita,
Oliver Herford,
Klllott Klower.
Albert Blgelow 1'aiue,
lleatrlce Herford,
:u move?
uuj iJC
Very Tired.
It has remained for a little girl to
nearly, If not quite, equal a famous
wilticism of Leigh Hunt. Of course
she spoke in childish lunocence, where
tlie English essayist and wit used his
ripened intellect.
and Portraits of
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"Josh Billings,M
"Murk Twalu,"
JolinG Saxe,
Mrs. Parthmton,"
"Miles O'Reilly."
'Hans lireitmunn."
"ArU'inus Ward,"
"Orpheus 0. Kerr,"
•*13111 Nye."
Prank ft. Stockton,
Donald G. Mitchell,
II. liutmer.
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Kuuene Field,
Mlchird Grant Whtto,
Capt. (Joo. Derby
("John Poenlx"),
Oliver W. Holmes
Mortimer Thnranson
("Q. K. Philander
Doestlcks, P. B."J,
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