Bo Smith is attending school In
Jack Edmunds and daughter, Grace,
are vUitiDg in Oelwein.
The ice harvest is on and the farm
ers are busy hauling ice for the cream
Fred Moser has sold his cream colt to
M, Giltse. He received the sum of
8125 for same.
Quite a number of our yonng pcople
attended the masquerade at Edgewood,
Mrs. S. E. Way is reported to be on
the sick list.
Gus Seaman and wife and wife'B
brother from near Osterdock stopped
at J. T. Fowler's for a short visit while
on their way to Independence to visit
Mrs. Seaman's father.
Wm. Martin hasjretutnejl.fj^m
"TEdlSorrie has gone to Dakota. We
suspicion that Ed is looking for a
Wm. Goldsworthy, of Greeley, is as
sisting Ed Bobison in getting up his
winter supply of wood.
Sam Bishop is quite ill with lung
fever. We hope for his speedy recov
Mrs. George Hollenbeck and her
daughter are visiting here.
We understand that Mrs. ChaB. Barr
with an attack of apendicitis.
O. M. Baker attended a meeting of
the county central committee at Man
Born, on Wednesday, Jan. 8,1002, to
Mr. and Mrs. Els
worth Wilcox a baby
Last Tuesday Mrs. Otto Appleby, of
Strawberry l'oint, delightfully enter
tained at dinner a number of lady
friends in honor of her sisters, Mrs,
Harry Wilson, of Hopkinton, and Mrs.
Bert Appleby, of Pewanbee, Wis.
Those present from this place were,
MeBdames F. A. Irish, Henry Drybread,
and John Matthews.
After sixteen years the poBt oQice
has been moved. Postmaster Hatfield
removed the oQice last Thursday to
the Jenkin's building, south of the
Greeley house. We have been inform
ed by postmaster Hatfield that he in
tends to erect an office in the spring,
and in a location satisfactory to both
endB of town.—Home-Press.
Mrs. Thomas Coleman was a Cedar
Rapids vlBltor Monday.
M.J. McEnany returned from the
western part of the state, where he has
been for a short visit with friends ana
Quite a number of Woodmen from
Coggon Camp 4591 attended the pub
lie installation and banquet at Ryan
~lss(.nlght. AH report a good time.
MIBB Mag Ward attended the twen
tieth wedding anniversary of her broth
er, James, of Cedar Bapids,in Manches
ter last Saturday. About thirty gueBts
were present. They were the recipients
of a handsome set of china ware.
A complete surprise was planned and
carried out by the relatives of Mr. and
.Mrs. W. A. Loveland last Saturday
when about thirty-live relatives from
Hopkinton, Manchester, Golden, llyan,
Hazel Green and the Bay settlement
gathered at their home to remind them
?|that it was their twenty-ilfth anniver
sary. The day was passed in a pleas
.£ ant manner, and after refreshments and
congratulations the guests departed for
^eir homeB, leaving eome very hand-
jV» some and valuable articles of silver, as
8 remembrance of the occasion. That
they may enjoy many more anniversar
*88 'B'he wish of their maDy friends.—
B. Beal was down from Manchester
Mrs, S. P. Carter is visiting in Du
buque this week while her husband iB
attending to county aiTairs at Manches
MIBB Floy Cooley, of Manchester, vls
ited a couple of days last week at the
home of Dr. Mason, being on her way
'T, to Davenport.
.if The members of the M. J5. church are
yS naturally feeling pretty good over the
they have cleared off the last
d.'til item of indebtedness Btanding against
'the church, and the society starts out
the new year under the most favorable
H.B Sill, H. H. WheelesB and Hen
ry Dufoe were at Manchester yesterday
to attend a school of instruction and
learn the duties of the rural mail ser
vice. It was conducted by T. J. Boy
Ian, the government agent who has
been laying out the routes in thiB coun
U%% A. S. Thompson, who sold his farm
$&&last week, will have a sale on the 14th
He is preparing to go down to KanBaB
and Oklahoma to look up a new loca
tion. He has been a resident of this
county for 51 years, and feels that be
will miss a lot of the old boys when the
annual reunion season comes around.
At a business meeting of the lleform-
Presbyterian church held Monday
,5* 83,500 was raised in lees than half
hour to complete the payment for the
new church. The congregation is to be
congratulated upon their enterprise and
-j loyalty which permits them to occupy
'the new building without a dollar of -1 ,T
Barney Peters visited relatives in Du
buque last Saturday. He reports a
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Kramer vfait
ed relatives in Bear Grove laBt Satur
Mrs. M.Puetz, died at the ripe old
age of 09 years, last Saturday. She bad
been in ill health for about three years.
bhe was a kind mother, an earnest
Catholic and was well liked by all, who
knew her, The funeral took place last
WedneBdBy, and after requiem mass by
j* -"Rev. J. Bottler, she was laid for eternal
in the St. Peter and St. Paul's
•j^!a||£cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Clem Kramer, of Dixon Settlement
B. F. Stewart, who has been ailing I DUTIEB
I'rairit^itfvvnBliip, SUurtiay Morning.
lien Welch age 102 years, who
home of her sou'James, of Prairie
Geo. Ellison returuej laBt week
a visit in Nebraska.
Brady Miller is visiting hiB brother
The M. E. Aid Society hold their sale
at the G. A. It. hall Wednesday even
ing, Jan. 15. Supper 15 and 10 cts. Lot
Thos Simons and wife were Hopkin
ton visitors Wednesday.
Mrs. C. D. Stone and Mrs. C. C. Stone
visited at Geo. Angels Wednesday.
Mrs. James McLean iB on the sick
Frank Jackson is visiting his sister in
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Delhi Savings Bank the following
officers were elected president, E H.
Stone vice president, J. W.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Perking entertain
ed a passing party Wednesday evening.
Ail report a jolly time. The following
were ipresent Messrs. and Mesdumes
E.R.Stone, F. A. Doolittle, J. W.
Swinburne, E. II. Blanchard, G. O.
White, Geo. Furman, ChaB Furman,
Mrs Lewis, Missas Allle Cummings,
Lizzie Fraser and Sarah Clough.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Blanchard visited
Thursday at the home of Clarence
Blanchard in Masonville
Word has been received of the death
of two of Delhi's old time residents re
cently. A. E. Martin died December
28 at his home in Los Angeles. Califor
nia and J. I'. Atwood at hi6 home in
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Talmago visited
Tuesday at Thos Simons.
Jimmy Smith and Al Meister hava
gone north to look up some cheap laud
The Band Concert Friday evenln
was a decided success and a good time
was enjoyed by everyone present. The
boys realized somewhere near S25 i)0.
Little Ella, the four months old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherd Shaw
died Friday morning, Jan. 10. Funeral
services were held ut the M. K. church
Sunday at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Salisbury. The sympathy of all is ex
tended to Mr. and Mrs. Shaw in the
loss of their little one.
Fred Ret/, spent last week in Minne
Rev. Ostrich Is conducting special
meetings in Strawberry Point
Mrs. Ostrich is visiting in Osage.
Leslie Tickner went to Pueblo, Colo.,
Jan. 8th, to visit his uncle, Myron Reed,
and spend the coming year there. HiB
many friends, numbering fifty or morr,
tendered him a pleasant surprise the
evening of Jan. 7th.
A. J. Manning, of Stanley, visited F.
S lirownell Jan. 10.
Rev. Haumbaeh and family entertain
ed the Misses Schul and ButzlalT, of
Green, Iowa, the past wefk.
Edward Banmbach, of Nashua, Iowa,
visited his parental home here the paBt
Stella Rich is in Des Moines, Worth
Bond and Wm. Sager in Fayette, Ed
and Carrie Windenberg and MisB Bessie
Doak in Epworth, and Miss Mabel
Frank in Des Moines, all in school.
Mrs A. Stocking returned to Aurora
outstanding indebtedneBS. Plans are fZit md
now being made for grading and im
proving the grounds next spring.—
ited Strawberry Point relatives
1 friends last week.
cashier, Frank Stimpson directors
John Hartman, Curtis Milder, J. W.
Swinburne, A. E. House, (ieorge White,
E. K. Stone, Thos S'mone, Frank
Stimpson and F. Buchholz.
Mi^, Iierrictc recently suffered a
slight stroke of paralysis.
Jack Welch has bought the house re
cently vacated by W. Pulver.
E. M. Heath, of Sunllower, Mississip
pi, arriveJ here Tuesday, Jan. 8th, to
Miss Lydia Brown began her school
Jan. 7,after the holiday vacation.
Mrs. M. 1'. Sager is near Strawberry
Point, at her parental home nursing
her lather who is quite ill.
Joe Fofl'ell purchased the Chas. Lin
genfelter house last week.
T. B. Chamberlain purchased the
KreuBsel tenant hotiBe last week.
K, May sold his residence to John
E. May purchased the former resi
dence of G. II. Jakeway.
ChaB. Furgeson, of ForeBtville, pur
chased the^. J5. Welch residence.
Mrs. E. May visited her Manchester
friends and her son at Lindsay bridge
Mrs. C.L.Eeaton and two children vis-
Howard Lynch left for Warren, 111.,
Thursday, where he will remain for a
was here last Wednesday.
Miss Francis Schaetzle, of New short time.
Vienna, visited with Mr. and Mrs. A base ball benefit dance will be glv
Joseph llochrlng last Thursday. en in the near future.
Edward Budden made a Hying trip to MISB Emma Staehle returned from
New Vienna last Thursday. 1 Burt on Friday, after a pleasant visit
PRAIRIE. On Friday Henry Box, of Baltic, S
Mrs. .lames Trew and Mrs. John Mill ""wua
len are guests ut the home of James
Welch, called there by the death of
Art Lyness nas returned from a
Bhort visit in Wisconsin.
Miss Daisy and Francis Mulvebill
spent Sunday with friends near Win
Geo. Staehle, Sr., was in Dubuque on
business Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Yates, ot Palo, Iowa,is viBltingat
the home of llev. anil Mrs. B. W. So
Miss Kate Oommerford return -il to
Earlville on Saturday to resume school
for the paBt^yi'ar, died at hiR home in I ^r"'*•^ '*ucas
called to her reward laBt WedneB ^lss ^'e 'brker
'day afternoon, at 2:20 o'clock at the
township, W8B born in Ireland, in the
year of 17HD Her maiden name was
Ellen O'Connor. She has been a resi
dent of this county for 111 years and
was a devout Catholic and beloved by
old and young. She was grandma Welch
to everyone. Those who are left to
mourn her loss are her three children,
Mrs. James Trew, Mrs. John Mullen,
both of Dubuque, and James of this
place. The funeral services took place
Friday morning at the Masonvllle
Catholic church, where Hev. Father
Murtague celebrated Itcqueim High
Mass and preached a must impressive
sermon, extolliug the many admirable
traits possessed by the deceased. She
was followed from the church to her
lBBt resting place by a large concourse
of loving friends. The pall beaiers
were Patrick Devine, John Mulveiiill
Patrick, O'Connor, John McKlruy
Chas. O'Hagen and Thos liyan.
from their vis.t in DBB Moines
ot,"'r 'lac,5 ne!,r'
of Miss Laura Whipple
laBt »eek for two or three
Miss Anna Stevens, who formerly
stayed with Wm. ilersey's family, was
visiting them here during last week.
Dick Holdren, of Riceviile, was the
gueBt of relatives htm last week.
The Epworth League held asocial at
the home of George Long on Friday
evening, at which a considerable sum
wsB cleared for their benefit.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stoner will
move onto Eddy O'Mara's farm, and
II work for bim the coming season.
J. B. Taylor bas sold the place form
erly occupied by L. C. lteding to Thos.
Mr. B. II. Clark resumed his duties
at the station on Thursday.
Miss Ora Laxson was at home over
Sunday from Epworth,
Miller Smith had the misfortune on
Thursday to have one linger taken iff
and another badly Injured in a circle
Baw while assisting in sawing wood.
The Delaware County Telephone
organized here TueBday
evening with a capital of §5,000. Its
object is to extend from this place tele
phone lines to the different farms tribu
tary to this town.
liay Miller visited hip
A. iVrce, at Manche1
Several from Mgiplwent to Epworth
on Monday to attend the lecture there
given by UKT Buckley, formerly editor
of the Christian Advocate, a very excel
The Delaware County Teachers' As
sociation will be held here on Saturday,
Our Arizona Letter.
Phoenix A. T., Jany. 02
Dear Sirs:—In compliance with your
shall undertake a slight des
cription of Phoenix Bud the immediate
The Salt River Valley Is located In
what might be called the south central
part of Arizona and is about sixty miles
loDg and, on an average, twenty wide.
From a cursory glance, one would think
it was perfectly level but on cloBer in
spection a slight rise toward the north
is quite perceptible. The valley is en
closed on all Bides by low mountains
The highest peak being 2200 -feet
Near the center of this valley is located
the city of Phoenix, the territorial
capital. It has a population of from
five to seven thousand. The lnhabi
tantB are mixed as are all of theBe cities
of the Bouthwest, there being a good
many Mexicans and Indians.
Contrasted with our eastern cities,
l'hoenix presentB sights which are new
and novel to an easterner. In mBny
places the streets are lined with palms
and nearly every street has its Bmall
Irrigation ditch which supplies the
moisture for plant life. A good many
of the yards are decorated very beauli
fully with cactus, palms and all kinds
of flowers, This almost tropical ell
mate will allow the lawns to be kept
green the year round. The residences, as
a rule are modern and convenient with
here and there an abode which addB
much to the picturesqueness of the al
ready beautiful city. The streets are
wide, clean and kept well aprinkle.l
Large business houseB adorn the cen
tral portion of the city. There is also
an electric car Bystem, electric light
plant, gas works, and numerous other
establishments which give employment
to many men.
Alfalfa hay iB the main crop
some raise a limited amount of baney
and in some parts a little wheat is
grown. About four or live crops of
alfalfa are cut in a year. Six or eight
miles to the north and east of the ci
are the orange groves, this is also qu to
an extensive industry but is yet in its
infancy. There are alBO groves of
olives, apricots and pomegranates In
many places grapes are cultivated ex
tensively from which thousands uf
pounds of raisins are made yearly.
Or course all this country is made
fertile by irrigation. The water is ob
tained from the Salt liivtr which
tappeJ, as you might say, about 30or 35
miltB above the city and is brougni
down in several large canals which
again distribute it into smaller dltclus
and so over the fields
Beyond the irrigated districts, there
is naught but desolation, simply a ho',
sandy, dry waste, producing no vega
tation whatever, except Bagebrush and
the giant cactus. These cacti are an
interesting species of plant life. They
have scarcely any roots, barely enough
to hold theih upright, but obtain their
nutrition from the air. Some grow,'
without a branch while others have
several. They attain a hlght of from
twenty to thirty feet and often higher.
About eight miles east of the city, there
is an expanse where thousands of these
cacti can be seen. From a distance,
they remind one of a forest which has
been over-run by a fire leaving only the
trunk and some branches standing.
There are, undoubtedly, thousands of
acres of land in southern Arizona,
which need only the water to make
them as fertile as these which have
Perhaps some will get an Idea from
this discription that the nights are
Hoping this slight description m-ty
throw some light on the Salt River
Valley of Arizona and perhaps Interest
some of your readers. I am yoars very
TJIKHOX A. COON.
Treasurer of Delaware County in Ac
count with Cash.
June l.To balucce $ iSift 4!
tax collected 1303l 15
interest collected.. r3S U8VK
.. Kec'd from Co And WO
Rw'd from Co Clk. U8» 4H
ltoc'd from Co AUy 4 UOV
Kec'd from Co Kec. 81 ao
Koc'd from fees,
pub. rout, etc 05 80
Dec 31. By paid warrants to
liy ca»h on band...
STATE 11EV. FUND.
June l.To balance $ 138 20
tax collected 0008 05
interest collected.. 157 28
faleotbiwa 0 50'
Dec 31. By paid State Tr. to
^mrtKfer'd to temp,
Itec'd from Co Clk.
Kuc'd from J. M.
o. L. Cruise,
ruiBe at dress-
Miss Grace ilerjJ
wek ut the horr
where she asslsteu
Kec'd from 8. L.
Dec 31. By apportionment
by Annltor to date.
By cash on band...
$ 25425 93 $ 25425 f3
June 1. To balance $ 1225 71
apportioned by Andt. 2(67 94
transferred from tern.
school fund P37 5Q
Dec 81, By pail school treat*
iirers to date iWiiJ
liy cash ou hand.,, v4 &I
$ 4221 21
June 1. To balance $ 5219 27
tax collected 4580 23
interest collected.. 117 07
ree'd from Auditor 46 50
Dec 31. By paid warrants to
By cash on band...
$ 34S4 20
By cash on hand...
By cash on hand...
The immediate country around l'boe
nix iB in the land of alfalfa. The
country roads, aB a rule, are fine, being
lined with small irrigation ditches,
which are themselves lined with trees,
in mauy places, making a shaded road
which iB, indeed, very acceptable on
warm dayB such as we have been fl
log for several days past. AB you
drive along through thiB ehaded drive
way, you can look for miles on either
hand and see naught but green fields,
green trees, fat cattle and fat hors s.
No stock, which have the run of a go.il
alfalfa field, are poor. They do not
know what grain or shelter is their
only shelter being the one which N .ture
has provided for all.
$ 2000 00 $ 2000 00
Juue l.To balance $ 59 00
ree'd Co. Sunt 148 00
J)ec 31. By paid warrants...
By cosh on hand...
a 1. \To
$ 274 00 $
XAXmiEBTBit CORPORATION FUND.
June 1. To balance $ 06 21
tax collected 3465 iM
interest 198 51
Dec 81. By paid city treas...
By cash on hand...
$ 3719 95 9 8719 95
June 1. To balance $ 12 98
tax collected 370 90
interest 3 21
Dec 31. Bv paid city treas... $ 885 04
By cash ou baud... 2 05
$ 387 09 $
Jupe I. To balance $ 6 49
tax collected 185 45
Interest 1 61
I)-c 81. By paid city treas... $
By carhou hand...
By cash 011 hand... 1
$ W0 30 $
June 1. To balance $ 8 'Zt
tax collected 92 71
Dec 81. By paid city treas... $
By cash on band...
Jane 1. To balance $
Dec 31. Br paid city treae..
uash on band
Ctifb on band..
By cash on baud...
$ 15" 12
$ 23701 77
By casb on hand...
$ 6810 98
'une l.To bolancc $ 418 51'
$ 2342 63 $ 24U 03
SCHOOL 1IOUOE FUND.
June l.To balance $ 407 27
tax collected 1812 49
Interest collected.. 15 WVr'
Dcc 31. By paid echool trcag
nrere to date $ lt»97 10
.. By ca&b on hand... 568 00
$ 2205 70 $ 2
June l.To balance $ 2710
By paid ecbool treas
urers to date
By cash on band.
74 7 64
June 1. To balance. $ 0700 1
By paiu school treas
urers to date
By casb on hand...
$ 22742 13
$ S3 87 r,o
nno l. To balance $ 42 Tti
tax collected 18W
Interest 43 IT
ree'd from Co. Andt. lm (m
Dec 31. Itv paid state treaf..
By caeh on band...
11)98 ta 1998
June 1. To balance
l)ec 81. By lrnlrt Confrs
IIKI.I I" N:\II.
By t-h uu liand..
warm here as the day, but such Is far
from the case, as the thermometer
ranges from probably 80 degrees at
noon to 35 degrees by the next morning,
so that an overcoat is not uncomfort
able mornings and evenings. Not
withstanding this fact, Phoenix has a
very fine winter climate, and here you
find people from all over the United
sticks marked with notches from one
to twelve, with a hooked stick, which
Is placed between the hour last struck
and the next one. Que of these glasses
keeps the time for each "village, for
which purpose the hours are sounded
ou a gong by a keeper.
Poor Kinds of Pnpll*.
The Talmud sa.vs there are four kinds
of pupils—the sponge and the funnel,
the strainer and the sieve. The sponge
is he who takelh up everything, and
the funnel Is be who take in at this
ear and lettrth out at that: the strainer
Is he that letteth go the wine and re
talneth the dross, and the sieve Is he
that letteth go the bran and retalnetb
the fine Hour. The student who be
gins at least to wish to belong to the
last named class will not have been
sent to college In vain.
$ it?47 $ imr
June 1. To bnlnnce $ 4P7 40
tax collected sJt6 !K»
interest 2 74
Dcc 31. By paid iwp elk .. $
$ 787 04 $ 787 U|
HTATB UXIVE119ITY FUND.
Junel. To balanee... $ ft
tax collected 'its to!
iutereet 3 78
Dec 31. Bv paid state trea*
l3y caeb on band..
SPECIAL POOR FUKII.
-Juue 1. To balance $ 245 48
Dec 81. By paid warrants... $
By cash on huud...
Mrs. Suburb—Ob. my dear, that nfiig
nlficeut watchdog you brought home
yesterday Is gone.
.Mr. Suburb—Eh? Did be break the'
"No: but an ugly looking tramp came
arouud aud acted so terribly that I let
the dog loose, but Instead of tearing
the tramp to pieces he went off with
"Great Scot! It must have been tbe
same tramp I bought him of."
$ 240 09 $ 210 09
$ 215 48 $ 215 48
TOWN UAI.L FUND.
June l.'To balance $ 4 15
To tax collected... 0107
Dec 51. By paid twp clerk... $' ,VH 02
By caeh ou hand... 10 70
$ 68 78 $
AGRICULTURAL OOLLBUE FUND.
Jun^l. To balance $ 5 82
tax collected 207 17
interest 3 19
Dec 31. Br paid state treas..
A I.lttte Snrcaatle.
Maid (to lady at doon—Mrs. Spencer
Is no*, at home.
Caller (who knows differently)—Oh,
I'm so sorry! But never mind. Tell
Mrs. Spencer when she comes In that
I called to say that I'm awfully glad
she goes out more than she did. I've
always wondered why she kept herself
cooped up in the house all the time.—
$ 215 68 $ 215 08
OAME PROTECTION FUND.
June 1. To balance $ 10 00
Kec*d from Co Aud 20 00
Dcc 31. By cash on hand $ 80 00
$ 30 00
M. A O. RAILROAD FUND.
Junel. To balance $ 10154 23
tax collected 12468 49
Dec 31. By pfid It K. treas.
By cash on hand..
$ »G28 09
$ 24922 72 $22922 72
COUNTY HOAD FUND.
June 1. To balance $ 4112 54
tax collected 2290 11
Interest 68 01
Dec 81. By paid warrants....
By ca«h no hand... .C'.Vj
$ 6400 06 $ WOO 60
June 1. To balance $
tax collec ed
Dec 31 By paid twp. clerks.
HI6 05 $
Permanent School fu
Temporary School lund.
By cash ou han
Cnrelen* Abonf Their llalr.
Peasant women lu Siberia wear
shawls or kerchiefs on their bends,
while the rich women wear no head
covering whatever. A traveler recent
ly returned from that part of tbe world
says that a Russian woman who Is
otherwise trim and modern In dress
will go about with her hair disheveled
to the point of the ludicrous.
AN OVERWORKED PHRASE.
Grand tital cash.
1200 21 $ 1260 21
..$ 29026 20
L. MATTilhtVo. Uouuty Treasurer.
Th» Right of Defense.
In the course of a trial an English
Judge is reported to b*ve said: "The
laws of God and man both give the
party an opportunity to maUe his de
fouso. If be lias any. I remember to
have beard It observed by a very learn
ed mau upon such an occasion that
even God himself did not pass sen
tence upon Adam before he was called
upon to make bis defense. 'Adam,'
says God. "where art thou? Hast thou
eaten of tbe tree whereof 1 command
^rl thee that tbou shouldest not eat?
And the sauie question was put to Eve
$ 9963 07 9903 07
June 1. To balance $ 4720 09
tax collected 2399 23
interest collected.. 60 98
Dec 31. By paid warrants to
tranefred by 8 to
$ 7180 30 $ 7186 30
POOR APPROPRIATION FUND.
June l.To transferred by
S from poor fund.$ 2000 00
Dec 31. By p'd war'nt to date $
Puclnff Natural UaU,
The pacing habit Is common amoug
animals, says a writer In Scribuer's
Mugaziue. Many animals pace—cattle,
for instance and, uinoug doirs, setters.
I believe pacing to be a rather more
natural gait than trotting. Trottlu
as it exists lu our fast horses, Is scarce
ly a natural gait, but is rather the re
sult of breeding aud educatiou.
207 00 $ 207 00
ity cash on huud...
A Niuiit Light.
Some people make It a point never to
retire without a light burning in the
house. A bit of information worth
knowing is that a small even light may
be obtained from a small piece of cau
dle all night if tine powdered salt is
piled around the candle until the black
part of the wick Is reached.
Worlc For It.
Nothing that is of real worth can be
achieved without courageous working.
Man owes his growth chiefly to that
active striving of the will, that en
counter with dlliieulty. which we call
effort and it is astonishing to llud how
often results apparently Impracticable
are thus made possible.
$ 193 55 $ 193
tine 1. To balance $ 9 74
tax collected S78 64
interest a 41
Di'C 81. By paid city treas... $ 288
Clean a« a Whistle.
The origin of the saying "as clean
as a whlsile" is ascribed to the "whis
tle tankard" of oldt*n times. In which
the whistle came into play wln-n the
tankard was emptied or "cleared out"
to announce to the waiter that more
•Iquor was required.
$ 96 74 $~"
June 1. To balance $ 12 9y
To tux collected 370 90
interest 8 21
Dec 31. By pitld c.'ty fn-uf...
By cush oil haiul...
R»bins Play at llclMfjr Dead.
One morning a well kuown naturalist
was greatly surprised to see a robin
lying on bis back evidently dead, being
rapidly pulled round and round by an
other bird of the same species.
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The naturalist at once came to tbe
conclusion that he bad come in time
to witness tbe end of a deadly en
oouutcr, and that the live robin was
indulging in the cruel triumph of drag
ging his victim'? lifeless body over tbe
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But he was mistaken, for suddenly
the live bird went down upou his back,
his wings and legs were stiffened, and
he gave every appearance of being
dead, while the other robin who bad
been shamming death hopped on bis
legs and proceeded to serve his com
panion in the same way as he had
done bim. Finally the two birds flew
away together to a neighboring tree.
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low tbe People of Snni£i Keep Time.
The people of Sangir, an Island of the
Malay archipelago, keep timf/by the
aid of an hourglass formed '[V arrang
ing two bottles neck to neel, ./ Tbe Band
runs out in half an hour, v^eu tbe bot
tles are reversed. Closely them a line
Is stretched, on ._whl- ft bang twelve
rite ISxpreaiion "lie Took Hid Ltfe la
"The expression 'he took his life in
his hands' always struck me as being
very foolish," said a bright young gen
tleman, "and I have often wondered
why so many persons persist lu using
It wheu they want to speak of extraor
dinary dangers. Now. extraordinary
danger is one thing and the simple,
commonplace thing of taking one's own
life In one's bauds is an entirely differ
"I work In a big building. There are
a «team engine and a mammoth boiler
in tbe basement. Whenever I enter
that building, If they are running the
engine in the basement, take my life
In my hnhds. I get ou the elevator ou
the fifth tioor I take my life In my
hands. I go out of town the car
may tumble over a trestle somewhere.
I walk along the street a sign may
fall on me. I make my way across the
thoroughfare who knows but what
a street car or a vehicle of some sort
may not run me down? I cross the riv
er may 1 not suddenly find myself In
the swirling stream and sinking for
the lust time? If 1 walk aloug the
street, may not a brick or a loosened
cornice come crashing down upon me?
There are a row and a shot or two on
the corner may not astray bullet wing
me? And so on.
"Pessimism? No. Logic. That's all.
It just shows the difference between
taking one's own life In ouc's hand
and the matter of confronting extraor
dinary danger. These risks are ordi
nary. plain, old, everyday risks. The
fireinau who dashes Into a burning
building to rescue a child, the fellow
who grabs the bridle of a runaway
horse, the hero who will plunge Into
the river to save some persou who Is
about to drown—these are the persons
who confront what 1 would call ex
traordinary dangers, and the worn
platitude of saying of one of those 'he
took his life in his hauds' would not
fit the case because there would be in
the act an element of heroism which
would place It much above the com
monplace."—New Orleans Tlmes-Dem
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Poor fund 1702 10
Poor appropriation.. 165%
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Game protection fund 80 00
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HOYT'S JOKE ON M'KEE.
How the PlaywrlRht Had a Bit or
Fuu Wltli IIIM Manutfer.
Ou oue occasion Mnimuer Melvee
wns watching a performance from a
box. where ho was seated with some
During the flrst act an usher came
to lilm with the Information that a
gentleman was waiting at the door to
see bim on most important business.
"Tell him I can't come out—I'm very
busy," was the answer.
The usher returned In a moment to
say that the mau insisted on seeing
Mr. McKce, who again sent out word
that It was Impossible to see him.
The mau outside then sent In the
message that he was an author and
had a play that bo wished McKeo to
This luccused the manager, who said
to the usher:
"Tell that fool out there that this la
no time to bring a play to be read.
Get him out of the place—I wou't see
lilm. I won't read his play."
A few minutes later the usher came
back and Informed McKee that the
man utterly refused to go without see
iug lilm, aud that he must be granted
an Interview, also that he was quite
sure that the manager would not only
read his play, but he would also pro
duce it, and added that he would bet
$1,000 thai Iloyt & McKee would be
only too glad to get the play.
At that McKee became furiously
angry, aud, cxeusiug himself to his
party, left the box with the intention
of personally Inviting the persistent
author to begone.
"Where's that Idiot who insists ou
seeing nieV" he asked of the treasurer
at the box otllce. Then the treasurer
pointed to a man staudiug In the shad
ow with a roll of manuscript under
It was lloyt. with his uewly finished
play, which he handed to McKee. who
said to those present:
"It's 011 me— what'll you have, boys?"
—New York Clipper.
A Wtae I*ropliet.
"On the whole," said the aged weath
er prophet, "1 have found that the saf
est course Is to predict bad weather."
"Why?" asked the neophyte.
"Bieauso people are much more ready
to forgive you if tbe prediction does
not come true."
18, Her SIKC.
loting Man—I want an engagement
Jeweler—Yes, sir about what size?
"I don't know exactly, but she inn
twist me round her Anger, if that Is
ONCE IS ENOUGH TO SEE
Gustavo Dora's portrait of Dante is worth
seeing—once. But ouce is enough. Some
such look yon notice on the faces of thoso
who have suffered, and still suffer, much
physical paih people subject to
gout, neurfugia, periodic headache, lumba
go, or pain from some old lesion. This pain
habit puts its marks on them, as the custom
of handling ropes crooks a sailor's lingers
or as too much riding of a bicycle stamps a
worried expression on certain faces. No
wonder people said of the Italian poet as
he passed along, "There goes
THE MAN WHO NEVER UUGHS."
The complaints above named all yield to
the action of Benson's Porous Plasters, and
quickly too. Not only those, but colds and
coughs, kidney and liver affections, all
congestions and muscular strains, diseases
of tho chest, asthma and all ailments which
are open to external treatment. It is fre
quently said that Benson's Plaster is Pain't
Master. It cures when others are not even
ablo to reliove. For thirty years the lead
ing external remedy. The old-style plas
tars, as well as salves, liniments, oils, eta,
have little or no efficacy as compared with
it. Use it. Trust it. Keep it in the
house. Ask for Benson's Plaster take no
other. All druggists, or we will prepay
postage on any number ordered in the
United States on receipt of 25o. each.
Beabury & Johnson, Mfg. Chemists, N.Y.
Much Beading for Little Honey.
The New York World bas got tbe
cost of prlDting down to a miDtmum.
Its latest offer of its monthly newspa
per-magazine Is Interesting if from no
other cause than it shows the acme of
"how much for how little." Tbe Month
ly World is a 32 page magazine with
colored cover. Its pages are about the
size of the pages of the Ladies Home
Journal, and it is copiously illustrated
In half-tone. The Illustrations are the
results of the best artistic skill, aided
by all the latest printing-press appli
ances, making a magazine unrivalled in
the qaulity of its contents and itn ap
pearances. Each issue contains stories
of romance, love, adventure, travel
stories of Qctlon and fact stories of
things quaint and curious, gathered to
gether from all over the world the re
sults of scientific research, and editor
ial reviews. It numbers among its
contributors the leading literary men
and women of the day. A feature
each month is a full-page portrait of
tbe most famed man or woman of the
moment in the public eye. In collect
ing and preparing for publication the
literary matter and art subjects for the
Monthly World no expense iB spared.
The New York World will Bend six
numbers of this newspaper-magazine
on receipt of fifteen cents in stamps.
AddreBB The World, Pulitzer Building,
Titktbsrg Vstsrass Visit
The Old Battle Grounds
,i AND THE
NEW ORLEANS MARDIGRAS
Tbe surviving veterans of the Campaign and
Slego of Vlckiburg, and their friends, will rejoice
to know that tlie Illinois Central Railroad Com
pany will run a low rate oxcursion to the New
Orleans Mardi Uras, with a two ulKlit* and a
day stopover at Vlcksburtr. leaving Chlcauo at
0:10 p. m. Tuesday February 4th. Both Standard
Pullman and Excursion Sloepors will bu ruu
from chlcago to Now Orleans, and the price per
double berth, whether occuplsd by ot.o or two
people will bo $8 00 In the standard and I3.C0 In
tho excursion sleepers.
Application* for berths should be made to the
undersigned af, Dubuque, accompanied by the
price of same, ou or before, Januaty is.
The railroad (are from Manchester to New
Orleans and return will he 929.45. tickets «nod to
return until Fobruary 15th. aud they in»y bo ox
tended at New Orleans until Kebruary 2htli.
This will be a great trip, ami every v*t«ran,
every son and daughter
of a veteran, and every
body else who wants a good tirn-. should Ht
once apply for their
The price of berths as quoted above includes
the two nights at Vicksburg, and this speclul
excursion will arrive Ht New Orleans. Friday
inorulng, February 7th, In ample time to Hecuro
rooms at nominal prices, aud to take In the at
tractions lu aud about tho city before the Carni
val of fun and frolic that beglun Monday mor
ning, February loth. Write the undersigned at
ouce for a copy of "Historical Vickuburg." "Sur
vivors of the Vlcksburg Campaign," aud the
"lourlst Guide to Now Orleans."
Asst Ueul I'ass Ageut,
«iW3 Dubuque Iowa,
ln.provemtt.t of Corn.
"Uncle Henry" Wallace,iB devoting a
good deal of space in his paper, Wal
1 CPs' FBrmer to tbe improvement of
'owaCorn. He calls attention to the
fact that while the Iowa Farmer has
-mi improving his live stock for twen
)*-arB end more he haB giveo very
utile attention to the great Iowa* crop,
•orn. Among the many articles which
•ave appeared in Wallace's Farmer on
his subject has been a series by Prof.
MiamH, of Illinois, the corn expert,
*nd these are illustrated by a number
of photographs showing different va
rieties ot corn, periect and imperfect
Har8, the most profitable to raise, etc.
The average Iowa farmer thinks he
knows as much about corn as anybody
does but wemiss our guess if he can
not learn a lot from these articles in
In this connection we wish to say
that Wallaces' Farmer Is one of the
beat agricultural papers that comes to
this ofllce. It Is handsomely printed on
paper of fine quality, filled with at
tractive illustrations, and in addition
to its regular features, its editorials by
"Uncle Henry," its departments of
Dairying, Horticulture, the Ilog and
Poultry, its Home Department, for the
women contains full reports of the
leading fairs, live stock sbowB, and
sales, agricultural meetings, etc. It is
published weekly at Des Moines, Iowa1
00 a year, all subscriptions pay
able in advance and the paper stops
when the time is out. We can send
Wallaces' Farmer and the Democrat
both one year for only 2,25 and you get
one of our nice premiums. Apply at
the Democrat office.
BARGAIN IN RESIDENCE PROPERTY
A honne anil lot in one of the bent reflldent
portions of olt* oMInnrhegtrr for Rale cheap
Mill on mwy term., (food 1 writing, bmrn. «tc.
Enquire »t DEMOCRAT OFFICE.
7Mhnr"ii?hhrmlpoiHud China pigs of
to $15. each,
also a fall,
pig and -a
wa. ih. or Inlt my herd. Hymouth rock
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We carry all sizes of
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chamois lined with flanne _v*.f
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The finest garments in the world for genuine
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comfortable, and protect you from winter troubles
but they will fit snugly. That is becauso they art
made right Price. »3«oo.
Children's sixes. Ja.oo.
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At the T'an-Amorican Exposition it
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Pnrents nro getting the boys
ready for school. They have to
have a suit, or pair of pants, a
sliirt and hat. We have them
for you. Wo are selling boys'
two piece suits from $1.00 up.!
Boy's three piece suits from
§2.50 to §7.50. Boy's long
pants suits from $8.00 down to I
$2.75. We have the shirt with
two collars at 50c.
Hats and caps from 25c to'
$1.50. Big line of knee pants
25c to SI.25. We have our over- I
coats all in and ready for in-
We have a ruler for every boy and girl in
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ALLEN & STOREY.
THE WORLD'S LEADERS.
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