On Saturday last a corporation was
formed here to be known as tbe Ryan
Farmers' Co-operative Lumber Co. Tbe
capital stock of tbe new concern will be
95,000, all of which has been subscribed
in shares of ten dollars each. The com
pany will handle lumber, coal, feed,
grain, etc., and they expect to secure
these articles at more reasonable (trices
than they have been paying In the past,
The officers elected by the new concern
are as follows: John Biley, president
John Dolphin, treasurer Chas. Swin
dell, secretary and manager directors—
W. B. Bobinson, C. C. Barry, 1'. F. Mc
Elliott, John Biley. L. Freeman, ChBS.
Swindell, Wm. Whitnell.
Kev. J. Toomey of Dubuque was the
guest of Bev. P. H. Byan Wednesday.
John McCusker Jr. returned Saturday
from Dixon, 111., where he has been at
David Cbrystal recently purchased
the quarter section just east of town,
owned by J. Dunlap.
Newman acquet bought a farm last
week, consisting of 80 aeres situated
•oath of Coggon. The price paid was
•55 per acre.
D. M. Whitney is getting better.
Ur. Emmert is suffering from a fall
which he had on Jan. 13.
John Fenberthy goes to Waterloo to
day to begin work for Smith, Lickty &
Mrs. J. W. Fenberthy goes to New
Hampton today to visit the home of
J. W. Fenberty has stored hiB goodB
in Mrs. Benedict's house.
A Bon WBB born to Chas. Fluacher
and wife on Jan. 18.
9,1902, Byron Colton of La
mont and Mies Laura Pel ley, of Straw
berry Point were married.
Seventy-three frlendB assembled at
tbe Dave Bale farm home to help them
celebrate their fifth wedding anniver
sary Jan. 13.
Miss Myrl Bich celebrated her four
teenth birtbday, Jan. 13, by entertain
ing her many schoolmates.
Miss Vera Flancner celebrated her
teeth birthday, Jan. 13, by entertaining
eighteen little friends.
C. Cherry, C. Cole and Frank Svoboda
transacted business in Dubuque laBt
Fifty-two uninvited gueBts went to
the Si Cole farm houBe, Jan. 10, to sur
prise that family.
Mrs. Benedict spent Thursday, Fri
day, and Saturday in Lamont.
S. Z, Welch bought the Jesse Clen
denen residence last week.
G. F. Durham transacted business in
Dubuque Jan. 16 and 17.
Jesse Clendenen and wife will move
on to their farm this spring.
Mrs. Vandenburg went to, Mitchell, S.
Miss May Oandenburg departed for
New Hampton, Jan. 14.
Mrs. W. Field, of Oelwein visited La
mont'friends last week.
The Lamont Woman's Club will meet
with Mrs. Josephine Blackburn Friday
afternoon. Jan. 24.
The M. E. Ladies' Aid serve a chick'
en-pie dinner on Main street today.
MISB Mayme Toomer viBlted frlendB
at Marlon last week.
Bev. Salisbury was in Epwerth Mon
E. B. Stone went to Minneapolis
Tuesday to attend a lumbermans con
vention, returning Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Johnson are re
joicing over the arrival of a young son,
born Sunday Jan. 12.
A. A. House is visiting his Bister, Mrs
Addle Knight at Miiford.
Rev. Salisbury assisted Bev. Taylor in
revival work at Sand Creek last week.
Dr. Soper WBB in town professionally
Mrs. C. E. Harris returned from
CbaB. Doolittle was down from Gree
MrB. Lawrence Stack, of Ft. Dodge,
is visiting relatives in town.
Mrs. Blake Delano is seriously ill.
The M. E. Aid supper and sale Wed
nesday evening was well attended, and
all articleB found ready
MesdameB White and Wragg were
shopping in Manchester Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beeder, of Earl
ville, attended the Fair Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Arnold, of North
Fork, visited relativeB in town Satur
Bev. Salisbury enjoyed a visit recently
from his brother who hBS just returned
Mr. and Mrs. Owen McElmeel mourn
the loss of their little one, four days old.
Messrs. Blanchard, Swinburne and
Jakelin went to Colesburg Thursday
night to install tbe officers of the I. O,
O. F. Lodge.
Mrs. McKee has returned to Delhi to
live with her daughter, Mrs. D. S. Cor
Mr. and Mrs. John Cruise Jr., of Earl
ville, were Sunday visitors at the Beal
Mrs. Ben McKea is visiting friends
here. She will leave in a few days for
her home in Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Blanchard and
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Swinburne attended
a party at James Bishop's in Milo town
ship Friday evening.
The Loyal Temperance Legion gave
an excellent program Sunday evening
at the M. E. church to a full house.
A. Miester and James South were in
Mr. John Miester has been on tie
Frank Furman has gone to work for
Mr. South of Earlville in his photograph
Orman Hartman has gone to Marion
to visit his aunt and grandmother.
The Delhi Creamery is putting up
ice from the river thiB week.
Amos Dance was in Delhi Saturday.
James Smith and A Miester left for/
Minnesota Tuesday to buy land.
Chas Ellison was in town Tuesday.
Geo. Dunham hao come ,home fro
school to visit a few days.
Geo. Davis and, John I|ariman an
putting up ice this week.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Shaw burled their
child at Delhi last Sunday.
John Meister was a Cedar BapidB
business visitor Wednesday.
The pupils of the llartwick school
will hold a basket social Friday even
ing, January 31. Girls bring your bas
Miss Emma ltichardson is visiting at
tte home of W. B. ltichardson in Cog
J. J. Belknap and wite of Golden
were guests over Sunday at the home
of J. M. Johnson in this place. tained a large number of
and many old friends.
J. M. Davis came down from Creeco
Monday evening and meta number of
old friends, going to Manchester Tues
day to attend tbe annual meeting of
the llolliBter Lumber Co.—Leader.
Casper KjoBterman was a Clipper
passenger to Dubuque Monday morn
ing, where he transacted business in
the court house.
Frank llubly of Hickory Valley,
on friends and transacted busi
ness in this cits last Saturday.
Gerhard Schnieders, the well known
carpenter and contractor ol' Petersburg,
was in the city Wednesday visiting rel
atives and frlendB and looking after
Henry C. Kramer, of Petersburg, was
in town last Saturday calling on
Mrs. Barney VaBke, of New Vienna,
was in town Tuesday morning and
from here she made a business trip to
Supervisor Tom Lindsay, of Man
chester, was in town Tuesday calling
on friends —News Letter.
Mrs. Dan Nace who was called to
WebBter City some time ago, by the
serious illness of her nephew, returned
home Monday, Mr. Nace meeting her
at Manchester. Mrs. Nace's nephew
waB much improved when she left
We are glad to report that Mrs. Myra
Pollard who has been seriously ill for
some days, at the home of Mr. and Mrr,
F. Davis is some better.
The firm of Smith & Lang, who have
been engaged in the butcher business
here for Beveral years past, has been
dissolved this week, Mr. Smith pur
chasing Mr. Lang's interest in the Bame
Geo. II. Parker will hold a public
sale at bis farm five miles southeast of
this place on Tuesday January 28. Mr.
Parker has decided to quit farming and
will go to California some time next
fall where they will make their future
J. C. Nieman went to Chicago with
a car of horses on Tuesday.
Miss Ida South left for Dubuque
Wednesday to take up a business course
in BaylesB College.
Bev. Paxton went to Wahpeton, S. D,
to remain for some time. He left here
Mr. and Mrs Henry Millen returned
from a visit to Manchester, Wednesday
Mr. Ed Bisgrove went to Chicago
Tuesday with a car of stock.
Mr. and Mrs. W III Taylor drove to
C. M. Laxon and H. G. Millen bad
business in Manchester Wednesday.
Twenty-six ladies from the Congrega
tionalMissionary Society attended
missionary tea given by the A1 moral
society at tbe home of Mrs. John Cruise
on Tuesday afternoon.
The Eastern Star are preparing to
produce another play in tbe near future.
If the prospective drama is as success
ful aa last years performance warrants,
the worthy organization will have some
thing to be proud of indeed.
On Wednesday, at his home in Elgin
Iowa occurred the death of Mr. G.
Bush, long a resident and business man
of this town, and a respected citizen,
He WBB buried here on Friday, the fun
eral Bermon being held in the Id. E
church, Bev. Soper preaching tbe
sermon. Mr. Bush leaves a wife and
daughter, a father and two brothers to
mourn his loss. Tney have the Bym
pathyof the entire community in their
Tbe Odd FellowB will give a ball and
banquet to their frlendB on next Wed
nesday night. Tbe banquet will be
held in the I. O. O. F. hall and the ball
will take place in the Town Hall im
Carroll Parker and Ralph Richard
Bon are having the meaBleB.
Mies Alice Eaton, of Manchester, at
tended the Teachers' association here
Tbe MisBes Howartb, of Elizabeth,
of MrB. Curtis Kde, their
Mrs. Alec Prentice entertained her
sister Miss Margaret Lindsay, of Man
chester, on Saturday.
Owing to Rev. Paxton's absence, on
Sunday morning and evening tbe
churches held union services in tbe M.
Mr. C. B. Bush of De Kalb, III., and
Mrs. Shumway of Cresco accompanied
Mrs. G. H. Bush here to attend the bur
ial of the late Mr. Guilford Bush, and
remained over Sunday in town.
A number of teachers from all parts
of the county were in attendance at the
Delaware County Teachers' Association
held here on Saturday. The most
prominent feature of'the day's program
was an addresB by Rev. De Bra, of Ep
worth Seminary on "1b Knowledge
Power?" Some excellent papers were
read and lively discussions indulged in.
The whole program was very interest
ing and instructive.
Miss Ida Little spent Sunday in Man
Ed Correll was in Manchester on
Mrs. Frank Kleckner and son Newt,
were In Manchester Tuesday.
Wra. Hockaday was in the county
Mr. and Mrs. L. Wells who have been
visiting In Manchester for the past
I three weeks, are again at home.
Glen Baker came home Friday, and
left again on Monday for Omaha,
where he will remain for a few days.
Wm. Barr entertained a number of
his young friends at hiB new home in
North Greeley last evening. Ail report
a very enjoyable evening.
Last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs.
N. Griffith were most completely and
pleasantly surprised by a large numb
of their friends, and a very pleasant
evening spent. Nate surely should
keep "up to snuff'' better than letting
his friends impose on him like that.
Mr. and Mrs A. 11. llolbert enter
11 o'clock a
Mrs. Jabn Slick of Worthington, vis- Tuesday evening. At
ited her aunt, Mrs. W. L. Campbell the dainty supper was served. The host
first of the week. I and hostess had arranged music, games
John Campbell was over from Cog-1 and recitations which made the hours
gon this week for a visit with relatives ouly too swiftly go, and when the guests
at last reluctantly departed, it was with
a very warm spot in their hearts for
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. llolbert—Home
Pete Goetzinge, of Luxumburg was
noticed here last Sunday.
Harney Peters spent Sunday at horn*.
Our creamery company hauled their
supply of ice last Monday and Tues
Anton Thole and Henry Ovel hauled
ice for Fred ltubly laBt Wednesday.
MfiBsrs. John Domeyer and John
Lineweber attended the entertainment
at New Vienna last Tuesday.
Messrs. George Kramer and Henry
WrerdeholT r., had business in Dyere
vllle last Wednesday.
Mr. llenrv Koelker marketed his hog
rop la-t Wednesday for which lie re
ceived the top price.
We are sorry to report that Mr. F. A.
Bockenstedt is to leave our midst in
the near future. He lias bought pro
perty in X' uida, Minn., consisting of a
livery barn and houee.
Mr. llenry Kramer attended tbe
Teachers meeting in tiariville last Sat
We regret to report that Louis Schtr
bring is laid up with a tor: foot.
liow are tbe wedding belle llenry!
They will ring soon, won't they.
bam Bishop la convalescing as rapidly
as can be expweud and we hope
Harry Sackett purchased one-hun
dred buBhelB of corn from a party In
Manchester paying 09 cents per bushel.
Fred Frentress and Jack Edmunds
have added their names to tbe list of
those who sport telephones.
Will Holmes has quit the section and
is now a motorinan in Dubuque.
The Ladles Aid Society met with
Mrs. Jas Hudson last Thursday.
Little Claude Clute, son of Chas.
Clute is very Bick. At ilrst it waB
thought that he had diphtheria but
later developments proved this theory
W. Bagsby living nerth of Edgewood
house partly destroyed by Are
on Sunday Jan. 12. Jake Moser a
brother-in-law of Mr. Bagsby made
htm a visit last Thursday to ascertain
the amount of damage done.
John ltay has given up
A. A. Strong is visiting in Uancbes
Queenhlthe and ltotlicrliitne, and, al
though their original functions have
gone, there still remains a shadow to
remind Os of their departed glory.—
How to Make Chop Sney.
For those who like or who tlilnk they
would like the famous Chinese dish,
chop suey, the following recipe, which
any intelligent housewife can follow,
was given by W. E. S. Fales, for sever
nl years vice consul at Ainoy:
"For four persons two chickens' liv
ers, two chickens' gizzards, one pound
young, clean pork cut into small pieces,
half an ounce of preen root ginger and
two stalks of celery.' Saute this In a
frying pan over a hot lire, adding four
tablespoonfuls of olive oil, one table
spoonful of vinegar, half a cupful of
boiling water, one teaspoonful of
Worcestershire sauce, half, a teaspoon
ful of salt, lilack and fed pepper to
taste and a dasli of cloves and cinna
mon. When nearly done, add a small
can of mushrooms, half a cupful of ei
ther bean sprouts or French green peas
or string beans chopped line or aspara
gus tips. The see-yu sauce which is
eaten with tills delectable dish can be
procured at any Chinese grocery."
Dnuiel Webster onee told friend
that his great speech in reply to
Unyne, which is the high water mark
of modem eloquence, but which at the
time was supposed to have been deliv
ered without preparation, had been
substantially prepared long before.
When called upon suddenly to reply to
the llery Carolinian's attacks, which so
alarmed the New Englanders at the
capital, he was entirely at ease and
ready for the fray, for, as he said, he
had "only to turn to his notes tucked
away in a pigeonhole," and refresh his
recollection. "If Huyno," he said, "had
tried to make a speech to lit my notes,
he could not have hit them better. No
tnan is inspired by the occasion. I
Strange Facta About Animals.
as lireman on tbe Great Western rail
(i Clute & SonB shipped a carload
ot cattle and a carload of hogs to Chi
On Friday, January 16th„ at Thorpe,
occurred the funeral of Miss JeBSie
Miller of this place. Deceased has for
some time been working in Peoria, III.
The mother brother and
heartfelt sympathy of a hoBt of frlendB
in their deep bereavemet.
'•For Wajn That Are Dnrk." Etc.
"Some years ago," says the advertis
ing agent of a tobacco lirm quoted by
the Philadelphia Record. "I wished to
Introduce among the Chinese a two for
five cigar that mv people were heavily
interested in, aud I decided to draw up
a little card extolling this cigar In Chi
"I sought out Lo Hen Wong in San
Francisco, a very intelligent fellow,
and got him to write me a few sen
tences i& praise of my article. I had
what he wrote lithographed and dis
tributed the cards by thousands in all
the Chinatowns of the United States.
They were inscribed with a picture of
the cigar, and, below were the words:
'Smoke this cigar. It is the best on the
market, and two for live is its price.'
'That, at least, is what I thought
was the meaning of the Chinese char
acters. I found out, some six months
later, my mistake. The words Lo Hen
Wong had written and which I had
had lithographed were: 'Don't smoke
this cigar. It is not good. But the
Gong company's cigarettes, for sale in
every Chinatown at 3 cents a package,
"Lo Hen Wong had got $10 from me
for his work, and I don't know how
much he got from the Gong company.
We distributed many thousands of the
cards before we got on to the trick
that had been played on us."
Old Name* In London.
If London street names are not al
ways what they seem, the names of the
great parishes usually are. Take Lam
beth, for lnstaucc. That vast district
has retained its name practically unal
tered since the days of Edward the
Confessor, who granted a charter In
which it is styled Lambehith. Some
Illiterate scribe, who helped in the mak
ing of "Domesday," did, indeed, make
an effort to obliterate its real name by
calling it Lanchel, but his efforts were,
fortunately, In vaiu. William Rufus
in another charter named it Lambeth,
since when it has kept its title unsul
In the olc} days Lambehith (from
hithe, a liaven) was the great river port
whence agricultural produce was fer
ried across t|)e Thames to the more
populous counvy opposite. There are
etill many "hglies" left us. such ap
Have you ever noticed that all ani
mals which chew the cud are cloven
footed? Also that most of those which
drink water by suction are herbivorous,
the carnivorous variety lapping it with
the tongue, like the cat, dog, tiger, etc.
6be him out again.
Wm. Martin has decided to remove
to Montana iu the spring.
Sam llidenour aud Nettie Fowler at
tended a party at Frank Taylor'*, Fri
Miss Maude Canine, of Greeley, 1b
Did He Undemtand
A well known Edinburgh professor
often became so interested in his sub
ject that when the noon bell rang he
seemed quite oblivious of the fact and
kept the class for several minutes. Cer
tain restless spirits among the stu
dents decided to give him a gentle
hint, so they bought an alarm clock.
London Tit-Bits tells the result
The clock, set to alarm at precisely
12 o'clock, was placed on the profess
or's desk. As was anticipated, he be
gan his lecture without observing the
clock. But when the noon hour struck
the alarm went off with a startling
Even those not in the secret appreci
ated the joke. There was a round of
applause. The professor smilingly,
waited until the alarm and the ap
plause ceased and then said:
"Young gentlemen, I thank you for
this gift. I had forgotten It was my
birthday. An alarm clock is something
my wife has needed for our servant for
a long time. It Is a very kind remem
brance on your part." Then ho went
on with the demonstration which had
been interrupted by the alarm, aud the
students were never quite able to sat
isfy themselves whether the professor
understood the joke or not.
One Doy'n Loyalty.
A New York boy was at scnooi
Canada, and it was 'his first day
class. The geography lesson was call
ed, and it was his turn to auswer.
"Which is the largest city in the
world?" asked the teacher.
"New York," unhesitatingly came
"I mean the largest city in the
world," said the teacher.
He wrote the fifty lines, and every
line read: "The biggest city in the
world is New York."—New York Trib
PrnylnK nnd Prinking
Sam Joues, the revivalist, was once
taking women to task for spendin
more time in prinking than in prayin
"If there's a woman here." he scream
ed finally, "who prays more thau she
prinks, let her stand up."
Olie poor old faded specimen of fem
futility in the sorriest, shabbiest
"You spend more time praying tha
prinking?" asUcd the preacher, takin
her all in.
The poor old creature said she did
prayed all the lime, prinked none
"You t:o Rtralght home." admonished
Jones, "and put a little time on your
Turner, the painter, was a ready wit.
Once al a dinner of artists and literary
men a minor poet, by way of being fa
cetious. proposed as a toast "the health
of the painters aud glaziers of Great
The toast was drunk, and Turner,
nfter returning thanks for it. Droucscd
.- &•• Vjf
i' (i iV
teeth In the upper jaw
and tortoises *nd turtles are without
Unlike most-animals, horses have no
eyebrows, and hares are minus eye
lids. Consequently the eyes of the lat
ter caunot be shut, and a thin tnem
branous substance covers them when
asleep. The eye of the owl is also very
peculiar, seeing that it is immovably
fixed in its socket and cannot stir In
any direction. To compensate for this
seeming disadvantage it can turn its
head almost completely round without
moving its body. If you were to keep
a frog's mouth open mauy minutes, it
would soon die, as owing to its peculiar
construction it can only breathe with
the mouth closed.
On the other hand, fishes are com
pelled to keep opening and closing their
organizing a music class here. Charlie mouths In order to give their respira
Wayne Lash and Carrie Bryan are
among tbe new scholars.
Cy McKmnis and Geo X'arkineon
were Manchester visitors last Saturday.
Schermer Bros, sawed up a large pile
of woftd lor Mrs. Armstrong last. Wed
tory organs full play. It is also
strange fact that the deer has addi
tional breathing places besides the nos
trils, as if nature had foreseen his
grent need of free respiration when
forced to flee before the hounds. Snakes
usunlly have their teeth in the head,
but one variety In Africa, whose pri
cipal food Is eggs. Is provided with
substitute for them in its ston ach
the health of the British paper Main-
laugh was turned against tb«
Monti and Mirror.
Sctrm night when the moan is at lis
full and the air is free from haze go
outdoors with a hand mirror and ho'il
it so that tin* moon's Image will fall on
It. Make the experiment, preferably,
hen the moon is well up in the heav
Instead of seeing one imago, as you
ill expect, you v.*ill see four.
One of these images will be very
blight, but the other three will be dull,
like r.nbutnlshed silver.
Tl will be in a straight line, ono
of the dull iiua es ou one si.le of the
bright image and two on the other side
of it. Turn the minor slowly around,
and the images will appear to revolve
around on a common center.
The explanation of thin queer little
phenomenon may be found in the fait
that there are two surfaces In a mirror,
one in front and the other in the baeU.
here the quicksilver is.
Tho brightest of the images is from
the moon Itself. The others are what
We known as secondary Images, re
fleeted from the front to the back of
the mirror and thence to the eye.
A similar experiment may be made
with the planets Venus, .lupiter and
Mars or with any of the first mngni
tude stars, such as Sirlus, Capella.
Arcturus, Vega and Antares.
The planets aud thenars, however,
make only three images, the number of
Images depending on the breadth of the
object. A perfectly clear night 1
sential.—New York Herald.
\The Dear Old Frnnd«.
Those old. pleasant. Innocent"frauds
of the circus nre not practiced now
the Imposing, live barred Kiites that,
as the horse approached them, were
sloped Into insluiiiiirant wattles and the
rings through which the slgnorina pur
ported to leap, but which In reality
were Insinuated over her by compliant
attendants. And then there was that
venerable jockey performance, the cul
mination of which was leap from the
ring to a standing position, albeit at
an angle of 30 degrees, on the horse's
back. In the old circuses It was the
custom of tho horseman to miss the
crowning jump two or three times In
order that a licrcer flame of Interest
might be kindled in the audience. Aft
er two failures the band would stop
(always the presage of a moment of
strain supreme), the horse's head
would be loosed, he would be urged to
greater pace, and the feat would
gloriously succeed. Then what crash
of brass and outburst of delight in the
building, Involving even tho staff and
ringmaster In the expression of
stasy. Those old, simple days!—Corn
Maklnar It Clear.
To confuse a witness is generally an
easy task, and lawyers know no easier
way than to make a witness explain
the meaning of his words, knowing
that very few people can do so without
getting excited. Occasionally a victim
resents this nagging and answers in a
spirited and unexpected manner. A
lawyer was cross examining young
girl'of rather haughty temper. She had
testified that she had seen the defend
ant "shy" a book at the plaintiff, and
the lawyer had seized on the word.
Shy—shy a book? What do you
mean by that? Will you explain to the
court what the word 'shy' means?"
The girl leaned over the desk be
neath the wltnesJ box, picked up a
lawbook nnd threw it at the lawyer's
head, who dodged just in time.
I think the court now understands
the meaning of the word 'shy,'" said
the judge gravely, and the girl was al
lowed to finish her testimony without
further interruption.—London Tit-Bits.
We often met companies of six or
eight or more pengulus promenading
on the arctic Ice pack in the sunshine.
When they saw us, they generally ex
hibited curiosity and approached to
get a nearer view. I do not know If
these birds have the Instinct of the
naturalist and take a lively interest,
doubtless philosophic from their point
of view, in everything new which pre
sents Itself or if the object of their
Investigations is entirely practical, but
they certainly came near us with a dis
tinct purpose of making examination.
But If we had the misfortune to ex
cite much curiosity they became ag
gressive. One would first come close
to us and recounolter, and then, on his
order, the others would advance with
a menacing air, and the battle begau,
a battle In which we sometimes had
trouble to demonstrate effectively our
superior strength.—Geographical Mag
The Blaclc Maria.
The following is given as the origin
of the term "Black Maria:" When
New England was filled with emigrants
from the mother country, a negress
named Maria Lee kept a sailors' board
ing house iu Boston. She was a wom
an of great streugth and helped the au
thorities to keep the peace. Frequently
the police invoked her aid, and the
saying, "Send for Black Maria." came
to mean, "lake him to jail." British
seamen were oftcu tf ken to the lockup
by this amazon, aud the stories they
spread of her achievements led to the
name of Black Maria being given to
the Euglish prison van.
As promptly came the reply, "New
"But," expostulated the teacher,
did not say the largest city in the Unit
ed States, but the largest city in the
world. You surely know which Is the
largest city in the world."
"New York," persisted the boy.
"London has a larger population than
Now York," said the teacher. "If I do
not have the correct answer this time
I shall have to punish you. Come
now," eoaxingly. "tell me the name of
the largest city in the world."
"Stay iu during recess and write me
Some English-travelers were recently
in a restaurant iu a German towu
when a woman who was serving im
parted the interesting Information that
a pig was being killed round the cor
ner. One of them remarked that it
was curious that the pig did not squeal
The woman looked at them in surprise.
"Aber," said she, "es 1st polizellicli ver
boteu"—it's forbidden by the police.
Susie—Papa, what makes a man al
ways give a woman a diamond engage
Her father—The woman.
The Other XVny.
Teacher—I would like some one in
the class to define the meaning of vice
Bright Boy—It's sleeping with your
•"Vet toward tl»» head of the bed.
llnpj[iy Thought of Mnit In a Fix*
An operator for a western railroad
who had served his company long aud
well was called luto the oiiice one day
and asked if he thought hr could hold
down the job of night dispatcher. He
promptly replied that lie could and was
told to report for duty that night, and
his chief instructed him in what he
was to do.
Just after the chief left the
wait for orders, and It was not a great
while until he had every train on the
dlvlslou sidetracked. Then he took a
book, lighted his pipe and sat down to
wait for daylight. In the inorniug the
chief appeared with anxiety writteu all
over liis lace.
•Any acclchuts, Johnny?" asked the
Where Smoklnar Is Crime.
There is oue country In the world
where It Is considered a crime to
smoke. Abyssinia is th* r* glon, and
the law forbidding tobac«?o dates from
the year 1012. It was at first merely
intended to prevent priests from suiok*
ing in the churches, but it was taken
too literally, and nowadays even for
eigners have to be careful not to be
An UnuHunl Rnce.
An unusual race was advertised to
be run at Itipon. in Yorkshire, in 1725:
"Tho Lady's Plate, of £15 value, by
tiny horse that was no more than five
years old the last grass. Women to be
the riders. Each to pay a guinea en
trance. Three heats and twice round
the common for a heat."
Breaklnjs It Gently.
"Well, John, liow nre things going at
"Why, sir, tho magpie's dead."
"Poor Jack! What took him off?"
"We think, Kir, it was eating too
much horse meat."
•'How's that? Where did he get the
"I am sorry to tell you, sir, that both
the carriage horses died.'
"The horses dead! What ailed them?"
"It most have been overwork draw
ing water to the Are.'
'Fire! What Ore?'
'Why, sir, the hall was burned to the
'Great heavens! now did that hap
It caught Are from tho funeral torch
'Your mother's, sir.''
'My poor mother dead! How long
was she ill? What was the matter?"
"Well, sir. she never held up her head
after your father's death.
'My father too! Tell me the cause.
"lie took to his bfd as soon as he
heard the had news, sir."
"Bad news! What do you mean?'
"That the vessel that held his whole
fortune had been lost at sea
The Common Chord.
Jnracs Huckliam, one of our minor
pools, put into beautiful verse an Inci
dent which occurred during the civil
war. He calls It "Tlie Common Chord."
The incident was this: Two great ar
mies, one wearing the blue and one
the gray, were drawn up in prepara
tion for battle. As the evening fell tho
bands began to play. "Dixie" by the
southerners was followed by "Yankee
Doodle" by the northerners, and "Ma
ryland, My Maryland," drew out "Ilall
Columbia." "Beautiful Girl of the
South" was answered by "Just Hefore
tho Hattlc, Mother." Each side mock
ed and jeered the other's music and
cheered their own unMl the stars came
out and silence fell.
Then, sweet and low, a band far up
the line began to play "Home, Sweet
Home." Another and another joined
until all the bands on both sides were
playing In unison, and, stronger and
more beautiful still, the men 011 both
sides were sluging the words. The
common chord had been struck, and
the thousands of combatants were at
one with the sentiment, "There's no
place like home." ^,47
The Example of I'liKtlii I ill.
A story is told of liow Paganlnl once
came Into the conceit room, took the
violin (111(1 touched the strings. First
one string broke, and a suiile went
round the room then another string
broke, and there was more audible ex
pression of mockery. When a third
string broke, many people laughed out
right at his discomfiture. But Paga
ninl stood forth with his violin as
though nothing had happened and
played on the one string, and the peo
ple ceased to smile, but listened spell
bound. Some of those who had derid
ed him began to weep, and some even
Many a man had fallen helpless by
the wayside when some great catas
trophe turned the current of his life
aside. The brave man pushes forward
with one remaining talent and pluekB
victory from defeat.
A DeHpcrate CJinnce.'
A Russian exile relates how he once
saved himself by a desperate artifice.
A police oflicial searched his house for
compromising papers. There was iu
his possession a document the discov
ery of which meant serious danger to
himself and his friends.
Wherever he might hide it, it seemed
certain that it would be found. He
coolly handed the document to the
oflicial, who scarcely glanced at It aud
handed It back.
After tho most careful search the of
ficial, iiis nose blackened with soot and
his hair decorated with feathers, for
he had even examined the stovepipes
and the bedding, departed empty hand
olHce It begun to Mow and snow, and
the trains coiuiuenced to niu late. The
new night dispatcher soon had develop
ed a,bal case of "rattles" aud almost
cried, lie did not want an accident,
and he could not handle the trains. So
a hnppy thought struck him. As fast
as a repor- came In ho replied, directing
the conductor to taUe a siding' and
THE TOUGH DOES IT
Benson's Pfesters are hke your other
friends—they hate to see yon in pain or
in weakness and are dog-tired hearing yon
complain about it. Thoy want to cure you
and sendyou along to
and liappy. They on do it aud trill do it.
Try them on. What for? "Why for any
I cough or cold you may be troubled with, or
Not an accident. I've got 'cm all I any bothering pain or acho, or worry with
on the sidetrack, snowed in aud wait-, kidneys or liver. Possibly some old clutch
Ing for orders, and you will have to I of muscular rheumatism renders an arm or
get 'em out. I am going to blow this j"
Fnlse Tnlla For Horned
job." It took the chief and his force
neatly all day to get the trains straifcbt-1 j^clapaBenson^PorousPlnstersquarolyon
ened out and trafllc resumed on the the bad spot. They are the get-out-to-morrow
plasters—not the sort that go to sler
vour skin like a cat on a cushion. Inhere
is comfort and speedy relief in tho touch of
them. No other external remedy, no mat
ter how made or how called, is worthy
to live in the same street with Ben
eon's Plasters. Pains and ailments melt
False tails are extensively made for
horses, old favorites especially, whose
caudal appendages present a woruout
and moth euthen appearance, like Pe- away under them as a Bheet of ice does un
truchio's "old mothy saddle," and his der the Spring sun. You cannot foretell
prodigiously mothy gut up ("Taming of the •weather^ but yon can always foretell
the Shrew," Hi, 2k Thoy are also worn
by funeral horses, and by other horses
of exquisite outline selected for a par
ticular kind of work, but which are
somewhat spoiled iu appearance by
the possession of a rat tail (bald, like a
rat's). These useful appllauces, how
ever, are not constructed exclusively
for harness horses. 1 have seou rows
of bogus tails, artistically joined on to
the crupper, han^ng up in a cavalry
barracks ready for instant service, be
iug slipped on just like a finger stall.
The "line ends" or false tails used
by nobody but "horse copers" or loW
swindlers are most ingeniously fastened
on the animal's bare back by invisible
means. A dealer in horses never looks
at a horse with a bad tail, and he al*
ways goes to the best market only.—
hulf: price just now. For
the effect of Benson's Plasters it is as
sore as the effect of a hot breakfast in a
hungry man's stomach. But look out for
substitutes. Get the genuine. AU drug
gists, or wo will prepay postage on any
number ordered in the United States on
reoeipt of 25c. each.
Seabury & Johnson, Mfg. Chemists, N.Y.
Much Beading for Little Money.
The New York World has got the
cost of printing down to a minimum.
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." The Month
ly World is a 32 page magazine with
colored cover. Its pages are about the
size of the pages of tbe LadieB Home
Journal, and it is copiously illustrated
in half-tone. The illustrations are the
results of tbe best artistic skill, aided
by all the latest printing-press appli
ances, making a magazine unrivalled in
the qaality of its contents and its ap
pearances. Each issue contains stories
of romance, love, adventure, travel
stories of fiction and fact stories of
thingB quaint and curious, gathered to
gether from all over tbe world tbe re
sults of scientific research, and editor
ial reviews. It numbers among its
contributors the leading literary men
•ind women of the day. A feature
each month is a full-page portrait of
(he most famed man or woman of the
moment in the public eye. In collect
ing and preparing for publication tbe
literary matter and art subjects for tbe
Monthly World no expense Ib spared.-'
The New York World will send BIX
numbers of this newspaper-magazine
on receipt of fifteen cents In stampB.
Address The World, Pulitzer liuiiding,
Ireland has 40S ablebodied persons
1,000 inhabitants, Scotland 421 and
The hardest thing to find Is an hon
est partner for a swindle.
Lampblack mixed with turpentine to
a consistency that will How readily
from the brush utakes a good marking
boilar Knte Willnli-awa January 31.
The l'es NoJucs ]Mly New* hns uddrd
CilKAl'—Ki-btdence Property In this city.
iiqi ire ot hrouso.i & Carr.
Child Worth Millions.
"My child is worth millions to me,'
says MrB. Mary Hird.of llarrieburg.l'a.,
"yet 1 would have lost her by croup had
1 not purchased a bottle ot One Minute
Cough Cure." One Minute Cough
Cure Is sure cure for cough, croup and
throat and luug troubles. Au absolute
ly safe cough cure which acts immtd
lately. The youngest child can take it
with entire safety. The little ones like
tbe taste and remember how often it
helped them. Every family should
have a bottle of One Minute Cough
Cure handy. At this eeaeon especially
it may be needed Buddenly.—Smith
A Little Book of Oreat Importance.
Do you ever wish for a book thBt can
be relied upon to answer correctly £11
tbe little questions and knotty problems
that present themselves day by day—a
book that will quickly decide all argu
ments on all subjects? Tbe 1902 World
Almanac and Encyclopedia, which Is
now ready, Ib exactly this kind of book.
It takes the Bame position in tbe world
of facts and figures SB does the diction
ary in the world of words.
This little volume contains over 600
pages of well printed agate type, every
line containing some fact that you will
Booner or later want to look up.
Tbe World Almanac should occupy a
prominent place in every progressive
American household. The 1902edition is
more complete than any of the former
oneB. It contains facts on many sub
jects that have recently been brought to
the public notice and which every up:
to-date person should have at bis fin-,
Among the features of the 1902 Al
The millionaires of the United States,
a list giving the names of nearly 4,000
Americans who possess over 81,000,000.
The great American trunte full particu
lars of 103 leading industrial organiza
tins. Organized labor enlarged sta
tistics of the strength of labor unions
and tbe present condition of the labor
movement. The Nicaragua Canal and
the Hay-l'auncefote treaties with Great
liritain Progress of aerial navigation
in 1901. Complete United States censuB.
A nurchist statistics ot the United States
and Europe, etc., to the extent of over
The 1902 World Almanac and Ency
clopedia IB on sale by all newsdealers
throughout the country for 25 cents.
When ordered by mall 10c extra for
postage must be inclosed to tbe Woild,
The United States Sepa
excelled all oiht.rs in separating the crcam from the milk of the ten dairy herds
in the Model Dairy at die Pnn-Americnn Exposition. Thtf DoLnval Separator
left 2.S i«»r rent, wore fat in the bkimmilk than the United StMes.
The United States Separator received medal and highest prize at the
World's 1'air, Chicago, 1893.
At tho PaIs Exposition the United States Separator
received a Cold Nledal.
"'lie DeLaval Co. received no prize there. In their attempt to pet
vas the award given to
around this, they advertise that the award they claim was
the "Soci6te Anonymo Separator," which they claim
"is the French translation of Separator Corporate
Company,' the name of their Kuropean organization."
The Socici6 Anonvtne Separator" exhibited a
Butter Radiator. Their circulars read as follows:
"I.e Radiateur prodnit directement du bcurre
pasteurise." The Knglish translation is "The Rfldiator
produces pastuerized butter direct from the milk." In
this country this machine is railed flutter Accumu
v,c:*vvi- lator" ora Butter Extractor."
The Del-aval Separators, like those sold by the DeLavnl Company in
this country, were exhibited at Paris in the name of the Aktiebolaget
Separator. They had a very larpe exhibit, over 100 machines in two places.
Hut regardless of tlie.se lnrpe exhibits the oftical lKt of awards distributed nt
Pariscontaiiu'd no avvojrl whatever to the Del-aval Co. or their European
Co., the Aktiebolapet Separator. The name of the separator on the circulars
thev distribu'ed at l'ar!s ts tho Alfa-Lav:l.
The a\v:rd which they now claim wrs oh a machine making pastuerized
butter direct f-otn the milk and not a cream separator.
We ask nil renders who, in their opinion, is the guilty party making All
sorts of lying :nd unscrupulous misrepresentations."
For further information about separator awards, we refer to the official
THE UNITED STATE8 SEPARATOR EXCELS ALL OTHERS
IN THOROUGHNESS OF SEPARATION AND
STANDS WITHOUT A PEER.
E E S S E A A O IN E W O
The U. S. docs not find it necessary to make false claims in order to get
Vermont Farm Machine Co., Bellows Falls, Vt.
Boy's School Suits.
Parents me getting the boys
ready for school. They have to Savs
have a suit, or pair of pants, am
shirt and hat. We have them gjun
for you. We are selling boys' SsrhS
two piece suits from $1.00 up.
Boys three piece suits from SMS]
$2.50 to $7.50. Boy's long
pants suits from $8.00 down to
$2.75. We have tho shirt with
two collars at 50c.
Hats and caps from 25c to
Sl.oO. Big lme of knee pants BKM
25c to $1.25. We have our over
coats all in and ready for in- j"~
fejg We have a ruler for every boy and girl in
the county. GIVEN AWAY FREE.
ALLEN & STOREY.
THE WORLD'S LEADERS.
Sunday edition to tts six week day Issues nitd
win advance its subscription rate January 8)»t
lo ti EOayettr.Sl.0ofor elKht inontbi. 80 cents
for six months, 5"
cents for ttm-e months,
mouth. Until that date yearly subat rip
iun* for the 8C5 Issue*
will be $1.C0, but the right
reserved t* withdraw this oflerwlthoul notice
tl the circulation becomes too large for our pie»s
vdore? Tin1: NEWS, DesMoines, la. 8w2
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