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Born to Go Larson and wife an. 22,
Delmar Windenborg and family spent
Jan. 19 in Stanley.
Tbe many friends of Delmar Winden
borg and wife tendered them a party
'Wednesday evening.
Wild foxes have been caught at the
Backbone recently.
The W. C. T. U. meets Tburfda.v af
ternoon Jan. SO, at 2:30, with Mre. D. 51.
Blown. A program will be rendered.
Elmer Hesner has received another
promotion. We are all glad to hear
Mrs. Peter Garr is getting better rap
MIBS Mary Finley is being eared for
by trained nurse from Independence.
J. M. Franks and wife spent last
week visiting in Manchester.
Urs. Wm. Seward is improving rap
Mrs. Chas. Blackburn is
Good Bell's family at Morrison.
Mrs. Cbas. Cole entertained the F. W.
Baptist Ladies' Aid Society, Tuesday,
Jan. 28, at dinner.
F. £. Peet spent last week at home.
Geo. Brkcher spent tbe past week
Tiiltlng his Mason City and Bancroft
Dr. Sheffield of Mason City spent last
week in Lamont.
Dr. Taylor transacted business in
Waterloo, Jan. 22.
John Hense transacted business in
Dnbuque, Jan. 23.
Mrs. J, J. Welterlen very pleasantly
entertained about forty boys and girls
last Saturday In honor of her daughter
Gladys' twelfth birthday, An elegant
dinner was served at noon which all
teemed to appreciate,
and tbe afternoon
was spent with music and games and
it Is needless to say all bad a good time.
Frank Westbrook, James Clendenvn
and Will Hockaday shipped a car of
bogs to Chicago Tuesday.
Surprise partieB seem to be rather
numerous as there have been two the
past week. About eighteen young peo
ple spent last Thursday evening with
Fred Helden. who on account of
cent illness has been shut in most of the
winter. Dainty refreshments were
served and all enjoyed the evening.
Several of the friends of Floyd Bundy
agreeably surprised him Wednesday
evening'. All entered into tbe spirit of
the games and did justice to the ice
cream and cake which Mrs. Bundy bad
generously prepared for them.
Will and George Burr were out this
way Thursday.
Mrs James Cox is on the sick list.
F. M. Burbrldge and C. C. Hoag at
tended Elk lodge in Dubuque Thursday
Tbe W. C. U. contest given here
Friday evening was well attended and
every one seemed to enjoy it. Mr. New
ton Kleckner, of Greeley, won the silver
medal with a piece
entitled "Old Soapy
A. J. Bector Btarted on the M. & 0.
Thursday evening to visit his daughter,
Mrs. Sargent, at Independence.
Mr. Havens who haB been very sick is
reported some better at this writing.
Mr., and Mra. Timothy Taylor, of
Waterloo, spent Sunday at the home of
his parents.
Tbe Ladies of tbe Methodist church
gave an entertainment in tbe Opera
House, Friday evening which was
largely attended.
We are glad to hear that Mra. JS'orman
Kenyon wbo has been very sick ia Im
Michael Penney Btarted for Huron S.
Dakota Tuesday, where be intends to
make some improvements on
hiB farm
wbich he purchased a short time ago.
Quite a number from here attended
tbe Ondler & Smith sale south of town
Mr. Moran from VS ieconsin, is the
guest of bis brother, W m. Moran and
family this week.
Harry ColeBon and wife have been in
this city tbe past few weeks, llarry
being called here on account ot the
ilcknesB of his grand parent, Mr.
Dan Brophy and family, Pat Jjrophy
and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. Dully,
took their departure from
morning. They have all
bought farms
in Washington and
intend making
Washington their future
r-t&r if/ =3*
County Correspondence.
A dance was given at Fred Timmin's
last Monday evening, it being Fred's
thirty-seventh birthday.
Bruce Hunt returned from Lyons
county last Wednesday, where he
We notice several of our farmers en
Alex. Moaer and wife visited rela
tivps here laat week.
Ed. Robinaon sold a horse to James
Winnard, of Greeley, laBt week.
Mr. A. L. Mmkler went to Delhi,
Tuesday, for a visit with his old friend,
Rev. lieeghley.
Mrs. liec Peet and daughter Laura
were in Strawberry Point last Friday.
Mrs. Gilchrist and eon Frank went to
Ryan last Saturday and remained until
Mr. J. E. Ullman. principal of the
public schools of Paulina, Iowa, is here
visiting his father, Mr. .lohn Ullman.
George Culbertaon waa in Manchester
COGGON. fij.
Roy Morse spent Sunday in Manches
Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Inman,
laat Thursday
a girl.
in Coleaburg.
John A. Smith and wife returned
lrom a visit in Marion Tuesday even
The Ladies'Aid Society met at (he
home of Mre. O. J. Wellman Thursday.
Mr. Lyons, of Wortbington, is spend
ing a few dayB this week with his sister
Mrs. D. Fagan.
Mr. May, of Cascade, 1b to take pos
session the first of March, of the store
now occupied by G. E. Soder, where he
intends running a dry goods and gro
cery store.
P. J. Ryan who baB been suffering tbe
past two weeks, of a dislocated ahoulder.
caused by jumping off a moving 'rain,
is now able to attend to his business
Mrs. JoneB wbo has been seriously ill
is some better.
Mr. eLwis, of Center .1 iMctiou, bis
rented tbe blacksmith shop formerly
occupied by Joseph Taylor. Mr. Lewis
is a first-class mechanic and it is hoped
that be will meet witb great
s'j-'f Avery pleasant surprise was (jiven
Tim and Ed Eaton last Friday. ,\ bout
sixty of their friends gathered at
their home but found no one at home
ao they went in and took charge of the
house. About ten o'clock the family
returned from a neighbors, where they
had gone to spend the evening, and
great was their surprise to find the
house packed full of people. The visit
ors presented tbeir hosts aud hostess,
•ich with a beautiful album as a token
o" tbeir friendship. Tn tbe wee small
hours tbe party left for home, all
having enjoyed a very pleasant evening.
Claude Clute is much better at thiB
Sam Way marketed thirty-eight very
good sboats
week. At the present
price of pork this bnnch will net Sam a
neit little sum.
Fred Moser and family made a week's
'lplt to his wife's folks at Jelfersrille
MrB. Thomas Henderson and daugh
ter, Mrs. Charles Mills ef Valley Farm,
visited at the home of Mra. Henderson's
parents, Mr. und Mrs. A. L.
C. E. Reeve waa at Manchester Mon
day to attend a committee meeting ot
the Lenox College board of directors,
on mattera of
have the best wishes of all
[Too lute for lust week.l
John DierckBen of Kossuth County is I months.
here lor a
The literary entertainment held at the
Barryville school houae, Wednesday
evening, was well attended and a profit
able and pleaBant evening Spent by all
in attendance: Another \yill be told
Wednesday evening, danuaty 22.
rs. Katharine LyneaB has rented her
farm and with her two daughters will
soon move to Manchester.
Mrs. and Mrs. 0. C. Barry acted as
host and hostess at the last regular
meeting of the jovial Hayseed Whist
Club, Friday evening Jan. 17. As
usual part of their program a jolly time
A seven o'clock dinner was
served followed by the usual games of
whist. The menu
A very bright young lady arrived at
the home of Prof, and Mrs. Trotter,
Tuesday evening January 21st, about
aun-down. The little lady received a
Willie I
W. P. Lord had business at Manches
ter Tuesday.
F. E. Richardson came down from
Manchester over Sunday to visit with
his parents.
pertaining to
the inatitution.
The revival meetings which have
been in progress at the Methodiat church
closed last Sunday evening. Rev. Cur
rau reports 40 accessions to the church
as a result of his efforts.
H. C. Frederick, of Hazel Green,
went to Laurel, Neb last Tuesday,
where he has rented a farm and will
east Ids lot in a newer country, ilis
wife will join him in about three weeks,
Their friends here will wiBh them all
kinds of good luck and a prosperous
future in their new home.
she will visit for a time with a sister
living there.
We noticed an error in a late issne of
the Democrat, concerning the meeting
of the Six-banded Euchre Club, which
was held at the home of Mrs. II. O.
Harris instead of MrB. Sherman Harris.
Mr. Wm. Denison of Waterloo was a
guest several days this week at tbe
been working since harvest,
Charlie Bagsby has been taking
charge of Fred Moaer's stock during
the latter's absence.
Brayton home,
H. G. Kramer, of Petersburg, was in
town Monday on business.
John Wesaels, of Dixeon Settlement,
gaged in the occupation of ''breaking" I was here on business Thursday.
colts while sleighing is possible. Henry Scherbring, of Petersburg, bad
Jim Ash and wife attended the business in this city Wednesday.
Rebecca lodge at Delhi last Tuesday! Henry Schnieders, of Petersburg, had
business in this city Tuesday.
Jacob Krapfl went to Dubuque isBt
Monday on business.
Mrs. Henry Koopmann was at Man
chester the first of the week, visitine
Ei. PreBton, who has been working with her old friend Mrs. Theo. Hatch.
at Cedar Fulls, for some time is visiting
relatives here. £?.#
•y: fToo late for lust week.l
George Domayer, of Bear Grove, was
a pleasant caller at tblB office
MIbb Jennie Langhammer, of Man
chest»r, visited at the home ot Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Lippertafew daya laat week.
She returned home last WedmsJay
Gorge Flynn, of n»sr Oulenburg,
went to Dubuque Tuesday morning lie
Monday viBiting relatives.
Mr. and Mia. John Cnrran went to I jng culled there on account of thedeath
Hopkinton Saturday evening to viait at 10f his brother, Maj'.r J. R. Flynn.
the home of Rev. Curran.
ilr. und Mrs. John F. Hoeckeaetedt,
of near Petersburg, mourn the loas of
their infant daughter who died Jan
uary 15,1902 The funeral took place
Len Fisher is at home from Highland ]a9tSaturday and waa the largest ever
Park College, Des Moines. witnessed for a funeral of an infant,
Mr. Jim Morey will hold a public sale
at bis home weat of town next Thurs
day. January 23
Mr. Lou J. Beauchamp, a noted
speaker, will appear in Iiesner's Opera
House, Jan. 27.
over fifty
carrying sympath'z-
ing friends and neighbors were in the
funeral procession.
John Seeley, of Mancheater,
Joaeph Hunt is visiting relatives and 1 ^on attended a meeting of the officers
in Coleaburg. of
Frank Sutherland and nifeof Monti
at the home of A. A. De-
Woody, la8t Thursday night.
James DeWoody haB sold his farm
west of town to a Mr. Ruff, of Haz-I
Green. Tbe consideration was Sf8 per
welcome aa ehe ia tbe first grand
child ever Uoru Mr. Trotter's father'
family. Mother and daughter doing
well. Congratulations are in order.
The young people of our city enjoyed
themselves at various parties last Fri
day evening, Mr and Mrs Mike Liddy
giving a "Masquerade Party" for Miss
Mamie's class-mates, wbich waa a very
enjoyable affair, MrB. Liddy
with home folks* The Messrs. Armstrong and Buck-
Fred Collard attended the teachers' nam accompanied by Misses Arm
meeting in MBBonville, Saturday. strong, Lattner and Leigh of DyerB
Mr. and MrB. ChaB, Barry entertainedl vlile were among the number who at
Mr. K. G. Foster of Armour, S. D., an tended the I. O. O. F. ball Wednesday
uncle of Mrs. Barry, several days of tnia night.
wbb bb
Oyster cocktail, Saratoga chips, olives
chicken pie, boiled ham, potato loaf,
rolls, peas pate, cranberry sherbet, peach
pickleB mushrooms on toast salmon
salad, wafers plum pudding ice cream,
fig cak?, chocolate wafers. The honors
of the evening were won by Mrs. Lettie
Andrews and Mrs. S. W. Trenchard.
Mrs. Betsey Harris being consoled by a
little pig.
OrriB Miller departed early Tuesday
morning for Clayton county for the
purpose of securing a bride in the per
son of MIbb Etta Stone. The newly
married pair will be at home to tbeir
friends at the home of the groom's fa
ther, Jacob Miller.
A number of our young people at
tended the hop given by the Mystic
Workers at Ryan, Thursday evening.
Misses Mabel and Anna True' came
down from Manchester, Wednesday,
for a visit with friends here.
Mrs. Grace Miller departed'Wednes
day evening for Davis county where
The Sunday School class of S. W.
Klaus gave him a surprise Friday even
ing, when they assembled at bis home
and with plenty of good eatables spent
a pleasant evening. Before leaving
they left as a token of their friendship
a quantity of glassware.
Andy Cole was removed to a hospital
In Dubuque Thursday, where an oper
ation was performed. Ilis many friends
here hope for his rapid recovery.
R. Baskerville, of Iowa Falls, is vis
iting his mother and brother here.
Several of the young people had a
party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Cruise Saturday night,
the trip in a bob.
Frank Herbers and Henry Niggelinr,
of New Vienna, were in town last Wed
nesdiiy on business.
Jake Waite has bought the Lorig
property and taken possession.
Mr. and Mra. Henry Veaey have a
little daughter at their home.
Dr. Lindsay was down from Man
Laat Tuesday evening the R-bekah
lodge of this place entertained about
ilt'ty of the Rebekaha from Greeley
lodge. Two candidates were initiated
into the mysteries of the degree, the
tireeley staff doing the work in fine
shape afterwards an elegant banquet
was served in the G. A. R. hall. Our
Greeley visitors must have got home in
the wee. small hours. Come again.
aiipter to those present. Another party
was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs
II. Fischer wbich was attended by
number of the Lutheran Bchool children
Rev. and Mrs. Graf's home waa also the
scene of a merry gathering of the Luth
eran Young People's Society, who eu
jov the evening very much, A most
enjoyable time was had at each gather
jn Thursday morning occurred tbe
death of John, the nine year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Matthewj, at their
home, eix miles north of town. He had
been sick only aince Sunday and death
The. schoul board hopes to take pus-1 resulted from croup. The funeral waa
session of the new primary building held from the home Saturday forenoon
next Mouday. The contractors have
Paxton conducting the services,
been hurrying the finishing touches The I. 0. O. F. and Rebekab lodges
with that end in view. The new build-
helfl their
iug will be a welcome relief to the over Wednesday evening, Jan. 22. The af
crowded condition of the primary de-
anuusi bail and banquet on
was an enjoyable one and most of
partmeut in the high school building "'e number who received invitations
and teachera and' scholars have been I were in attendance. The Belolt OrclieB
looking forward to its occupation
pleasant anticipations.
with Itra of Waterloo furnished the mtiBic.
Rt v. R. F. Paxton and family re
turned fron. Wahpeton, N. D., TueB
day. Mrs. Paxton and little son have
been visiting at that place for Beveral
Caro Millen and Emma Staehle were
visitors at Epworth and Dubuque last
Baney tbe hypnotist did not give tils
entertainment here laBt week owing to
the inclemency of the weather.
Mr. and Mra. C. W. Fishel of Chic*iro
weie in town Friday. Mr. Fiahel ii
employed aa mail clerk on the C. B. &
Q. railroad.
Mrs. W. 1. Millen and children have
been visiting Mr. and Mra. C. G. Dake
at Epwortli the past week.
Mrs. U. II. Bush and daughter Vi
ginia accompanied C. B. Hush to l)e
Ka'b, III,, Tuesday, and wiil make
short visit at that place before return
ing to their home in Elgin, Iowa.
The Standard Telephone Co. of
buque has bought out the Interests or
the local telephone company wbich was
organized a short lime ago and will put
in an exchange here and connect witli
the surrounding country This arrange
ment will result in better service than
could be secured by a local company
The Standard Company will commence
work within a month
Mrs. 1). F. Laxson was at Epworth
Wednesday visiting her daughter, Orra
who ia in achool at that place,
The Knlgbts of Pythias and Rath-|
bone Sisters will hold a winter picnic
next Wednesday evening, Jan. 20, at
their halls. Tbe mandolin club will
furnish music. Booths, a merry-go
round and all amusements found at a
summer picnic will be on tbe grounds.
Rev. Gruell, formerly M. E. pastor at
Oelwein, now. In work connected with
Cornell Collie at Mount Vernon,
preached 1n tpa M.B. churcb Sunday
both mornini^Mlevenlng,
The Rcoaon.
A German professor who is given to
great uciiDcrntiou of speech and has
uever been known to increase its speed
under the most compelling circum
stances had an amusing experience in
a restaurant not long ago.
guest of friends in our city, the first of
the week.
Mrs. B. 15. Davis who has been on
the aick Hat for some days past Ib much
Clint Kleckner, of Greeley, waa trans
acting business here ttie greater part of
the week.
Charley Dutton and Ed. File were
Cedar Rapids visitors last Thursday.
Mrs. 11. C. Merriam visited in lijan, I K(lKewo°d, and R, G. Graham, of
Friday. Greeley, directors of our Fair Aasocia-
Sam Sager, of Lamont, L. S. Fieher,
Fair Association here, Friday
Leslie Chase and Will Pettit have re
'urned home from Nebraska, where
they went to look over the country
witb a view to engaging in the sheep
businesB. The gentlemen were not
very well suited with the country and
their intention now is to visit Dakota
with the same object in view.
The waiter had brought him raw oys
ters, and, to his dismay, he saw that
the professor had apparently no inten
tion of tasting them.
cannot cat these oysters," said the
German slowly, without raising his
eyes to the anxious waiter. The man
seized the plate and bore It out of
eight in an instant. He was a new
waiter, and it was with much trepida
tion that he laid the second supply of
oysters before this discriminating pa
I cannot eat these oysters," said the
professor after one glance at tho plate
which had been set before him.
1-—I think you'd find them all right,
sir," faltered the waiter. "I don't
think there's anything wrong about
them, sir." He looked miserable, hav
ing been told that the German was a
frequent and valued patron of the res
taurant and must be well and quickly
"I cannot eat these oysters," an
nounced the professor for the third
time, with the calmness of IhorUs In a
tragedy, "because as yet you have fur
nished me no fork."—Youth's Compan
The Public TnMe,
Several kind Workers pooled their
Efforts to insure the Waifs a happy
Holiday. They rounded up the little
Hlckeys at a Mission and gave them a
Free Show. Every Swipes in the
Place was a Monday Night Gallery
God, so the Church Talent was going
against a knowing Proposition.
A pale young Man with amber Fire
Escapes sprang a line of Parlor Magic
that would have queered even a Sup
per Show. The Bunch advised him
to back off the Dump. When a Young
Lady with Glasses tackled "Stabat
tup p^W{yM^ i^ji.iiftji)»aij)i,..rjM ,nnyHW
Tbey made
Fred Carey waa down from Mancues
ter on lnaurance business Friday.
Miss Allie Cnmmings visited in
Strawberry Point laBt week.
Frank Stimson and wife entertained
few friends Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Elijah and eon have gone to
their home in Rockford, Iowa, after
Bpeuding several months here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Gustafson
Quite a number from here attended
KragenbrinkV sale Friday. Everything
sold well.
the Violin they broke her
up with Cat Calls and told her to
tear off some Bag Time. They bleated
at the Amateur Elocutionist and acted
Rowdy when a Stout Woman got up
to read a Fairy Tale from Hans Chris
tian Andersen. Thou they began to
yell for Mulligan aud Illcks to come
on aud save the Show. Whereupon
two pug faced Kids came forward and
did a Hottentot Song and Dance with
a Buck aud Wiug finish that killed
them dead.
Moral.—The Waifs cannot be expected
to lift themselves mauy Notches above
tho Public Taste.—New York Herald.
A Testimonial Worth Ilavlnff.
An Inventor, having produced a won
derful hair iuvigorating fluid, sent a
case of bottles to a bald editor, with a
request for a testimonial, lie got it In
these terms:
"A little applied to the inkstand, has
given it a coat of bristles, making a
splendid penwiper at a small cost. We
applied the lather to a twopenny nail,
and the nail Is now the handsomest
shaving brush you ever saw, with
beautiful, soft hair growing from the
end of It some five or six inches in
"Applied to doorsteps, It does away
with the use of a mat applied to the
floor, It will cause to grow therefrom
hair sufficient for a brussels carpet. A
little weak lather sprinkled over a shed
makes It Impervious to the wind, rain
or cold. It is good to put Inside chil
dren's cradles, sprinkle on the road
side or anywhere that luxurious grass
Is wanted for use or ornament. It pro
duces the effect in ten minutes."—Col
lier's Weekly.
Africans Wash, bat Never Wipe.
Great attention Is given In most of
the African tribes to the care of the
body. The teeth are cleansed with
a stick which has beeu chewed into
a kind of brush. The hands are
washed frequently, not by turning and
twisting and rubbing them together
one within the other, as with us, but
by a straight up and down rubblug,
such as is given to the other limbs
This manner of washing is so charac
teristic that an African might be dis
tinguished by it from a Europcau with
out reference to the color. The sun Is
their only towel.
The KnrllcMt Cltfnra.
The eurllert mention of cigars In
English occurs in a book dated 1735.
A traveler in Spanish America named
Cockburu, whose narrative was pub
lished in ihat .var, describes how he
met three friars at Nicaragua, who, he
says, "gave us some sccgars to smoke
'these are Leaves of Tobacco
rolled up in such Manner that they
serve both for a Pipe and Tobaoco It
tbey know no othe? way
here, fo there is no such Thin# as a
Tobacco Pipe throughout New Spain."
A Change.
"We must economize," lie sail per
-'I'm so glad!" bis wV.p. exclaimed.
& \v !V^
frvi ft ,*
"tf -i."
You tn'..tl!1-'
ntiuouneeiiient luoro
good naturedly thau usual.
Yes It's pleasant to hear you use
the plural pronoun. Ordinarily, when
there Is any economizing needed, you
expect me to do it all."
Quite Loud.
Tudor—Harris gets all his clotUea
ready nintluuow. "v
Sutton—So he told you too?
Tudor—Ho told me uotliing.
didn't have lo.—Boston Transcript
A white object can be seen at a dis
tance of 17,250 limes its own diameter
in strong sunlight—that is to say. a
white disk a foot across can he seen
17,250 feet away.
The Koreans as a people are better
developed physically than the Japa*
neae. They are taller and mentally
arc liberally endowed.
A l¥e1frlilor*fi Grief.
Mr. StutBon—'They tell me Neighbor
Harris' cat is dead.
Mrs. Stutson—Oh, I'm so sorry! It
used to take up Fido's time so pleas
antly barking at her. Boston Tran
once had a trainer, an old Irish
man, who had served in a British regi
ment iu India aud who knew the ways
of tigers in every detail, lie taught
three of them to do more work In the
show arena than I have ever seeu done
by tigers. 1 have seen him sitting
2own between two of tlieui at rest
times during rehearsals and examining
their claws to see if any of them were
sore or split. Any one who has ever
tried that with even a house cat knows
that it strikes the feline nature as an
unwarrantable familiarity, but they
never did more than show their teeth
and whiue, and that in half playful
One day he got very drunk. I had
never known him to transgress before.
Before he was noticed on his return to
the cage he had gone In with his ti
gers and fallen In a heap on the floor.
The other keepers tried to ..ike him
out of the cage, but to have done so
would have meant a bitter and bloody
fight with the three striped ones. They
guarded him all night in his drunken
slumber. The next time he put them
to work, however, they balked, and he
could neither persuade nor drive them.
They had ceased to trust him, or some
thing of that Bort, and his usefulness
with them was at an end completely.—
F. Bostock in Frank Leslie's
Trouble For the Tourists.
The poor Saxon "towrlst"—what he
may suffer in the Emerald Isle! There
is a story on record of three Irishmen
rushing away from the race meeting at
Punchestown to catch a train back to
Dublin. At the moment a train from a
long distance pulled up at the station,
and the three men scrambled in. In
the carriage was seated one other pas
senger. As soon as they had regained
their breath one said:
"Pat, have you got tli' tickets?"
"What tickets? I've got me loife!
thought I'd have lost that gcttin* In
th' thrain. Have you got 'em, Molke?1
"01? Begorrah, I haven't!"
"Oh, we're all done for, thin!" said
the third. "They'll charge us rolglit
from th' other solde of Oireland."
The old gentleman looked over his
iiew»pni« nml mild.
You are quite safe, glntlemen. Wait
till we get to th' next station."
As soon as the train pulled up tho
little gentleman jumped out and came
back with three first class tickets.
Handing them to the astonished stran
gers, he said: "Whist. I'll tell you how
I did It! I wlnt along th' thrain. 'Tick
ets, plaze tickets, plaze!' I called, and
these belong to three Saxon towrlsts in
another carriage."—Ilarrv Furniss
St. Paul
"It Is curious," savs tho London
Chronicle, "how St. Paurs, aicnougn
the first cathedral church in England
that was built actually for tho observ
ance of the Anglican ritual, manages
nevertheless to retain something of a
foreign and a Catholic nature In the
way. It offers shelter to the tired pas
serby. Apart from the restless groups
of sightseers, there are always plenty
of people there who have gone in sole
ly for the sake of its wonderful peace
and quiet.
"They would have found neither, by
the way, in old St. Paul's of the fif
teenth century, for while mass was
being said in one chapel, a funeral serv
ice in another, and so on, all sorts of
commerce was carried on In the middle
aisle, from the hlriug of servants to
the transaction of legal business.
"We have altered all that nowadays,
and St Paul's is the quietest spot In
the noisiest city In the world."
Ills Half.
An old Maryland colored man was
summoned to court by the controversy
over the ownership of a mule.
"Who bought the mule?" demanded
tbe judge.
"Clem Smif and Ah each bought half
ob him, sail," responded the old man
"Where is Smith now?"
"He ain't nebber cum dowu yit, sah.
He went to curry his half when his
half was In a bad humor. Now Clem's
chlllun wants to get deh fatheh's half
away from my half, en deh half am
dess half"—
"Stop!" roared the judge. "Dismiss
the case."—Chicago News.
Pens, Paper and Royalty.
Whenever the signature of an Eng
lish king or guceu is required in a vis
itor's book or elsewhere It is custom
ary to provide anew pen, which is not
used by the hosts or the other guests
unless it be handed them by the royal
visitor. Another point of etiquette
conuected with pens and paper is that
a letter to a sovereign is written
thick white paper,
Ahead There.
"I hope," said the drummer, "you
were quite satisfied with my report
for the past mouth."
"Well," replied the head of the firm
"there was one part of it that really
exceeded our expectations."
"Aud what was that?"
"Your expense bill."—Catholic. Stand
ard and Times. -v"®'"
A Scott I'un.
Calling one day tm a Miss Ferguson
and observing a line honeysuckle In
full blossom over the door. Sir Walter
Scott congratulated Ills friend on Its
appearance. She spuke of it as tI'LIIU
pet honeysuckle.
"Wool," said Scutt, "ye'll never come
out o' your uin door without a flourish
A DlNthiftJon.
3^%- 'i H&p*. -r
:'ai- *r,
Colltag tbe Honrs.
There is on* place in London, and
only one, where the ancient custom of
keeping a watchman to call 6*ut the
hours is still maintained. This is at
New inn, which in spite of its name is
one of the oldest inns of court The
servants there are quite proud of tho
age of the place, and It was one of
them who said one day:
"Why, sir, this inn was here in the
time of Charles I."
After a long pause, to allow this stun
ning fact to percolate through the brain
of the hearer, he extended his arm and
added with emphasis:
And it was here In the time of
Charles II.!"
Some vague notion of the disturb
ances which intervened between the
two reigns had probably been floating
through the man's mind, but how an
existing institution could possibly hare
dated from the reign of Charles I. with
out coming down through the reign of
Charles II. he failed to explain.
Beginning at the stroke of 10 o'clock
every night, the watchman in the yard
of New inn "calls the hour" in a sten
torian but musical voice:
"Ten o'clock, and all's well!"
Tbe words are heard In the adjoln
Ing chambers and offices. Tenants in
Clement's inn, whose rooms look Into
the pretty yard and garden of New inn,
may hear these words every hour
through the night if awake. New
York Times.
The Imllnn Dnck Trick,
This very ingenious trick depends
upon the fact that In the bottom of the
vessel there is a minute hole through
which passes a hair. One end of this
is attached to the duck the other're
mains at the disposal of the performer
and Is attached, by means of a pellet
of wax, to his tomtom or to one of the
hands with which he beats it. When
he wishes the duck to dive, he pulls
the hair. When he desires it to rise,
he relaxes the pull.
There is naturally some amount of
leakage through the pinhole, and to
cover this the performer takes care,
when filling the pan, to accidentally
spill a little water. The ground being
thus already wetted, the fact that It
gets a little more* is not noticed.—
Chambers* Journal.
The Thine to Itln Aiva- 1V1' Slllnr.
Wealth Is a relative term. One man
may bo passing rich on £40 a year, and
another may be miserably poor on
£400. This was beautifully Illustrated
to me the other day, when, driving past
a popular Ayrshire "place of drinks," I
was lmiled from the roadside by a man
who claimed friendship on the strength
of "living next door when we were
boys." He was getting married, he
said, and on that, I suppose, was feel
ing unusually happy.
"Man, come on In aud let me staun
you something," he said. "Don't think
I've nae money. There's a pound note.
Would you believe It, no" a week sin'
had hale £3 but, what wl' buying
furniture and tilings, I've spent the
lther twa. Aye, and afore the wad
den's ower I believe that pound'll be
melted tae. By gore, gettln' marrled's
the thing to rin awa' wl' slllar. But
come on In and hae a drink."—Glasgow
Three Good Deed..
A certain business man noted for his
grasping methods came Into his office
one day and told his partner that he
was very happy because he had done
three good deeds that morning. "In
tlie Urst place," lie said, "I meta poor
woman who was weeping bitterly be
cause she had lost the $4 with which
she had Intended to pay for the bap
tism of her baby. I gave her a ten
dollar bill, telling her to have the child
baptized aud give me the change as I
came from my club. Charity was one
good deed. Saving the child's soul was
the second."
"And what was the third?" asked
the partner.
"Oil, the third was that I got six good
dollars for my green goods ten."
A City of PadlockH.
Irkutsk, Siberia, is a city of padlocks.
There arc more padlocks on the shut
ters and doors of an Irkutsk shop than
can be found in an English city of
200,000. There are as many as three
padlocks on some shop doors, and ev
ery lower story shutter bears from one
to live. The padlocks weigh from oue
to fifteen pounds. The popular size is
five pounds and two and one-half Inch
es thick.
This Is written in mid-Ootobw. Tho loag,
oppressive summer is quite gone. Fading
leaf, withering tree and the rustling corn in
the fields are signs of the season* Fog,
frost, rain, snow,—they are coming. You
remember last winter of 1900 and 1901.
The weather was cruel. Ah 1 the thous
ands it killed, and the hundreds of thous
ands it maimed and crippled. Oh, the
rough grasp it laid on men at work, women
at home, and children in cribs and cradles.
Coughs that began before Thanksgiving
Dav are racking and tearing them still ves,
ana growing worse as they dig deeper into
the poor, tired throat aud lungs. Many
were cured by using Benson's Porous Plas
ters. For the soothing and healing power
of these Plasters is wonderful. They con.
quer the oomplaints
No other plaster, no other medioine or ap
plication, compare with them. Coughs,
colds, backache, rheumatism, lumbago,
kidney and liver troubles, asthma, influ
enza,—they all go down before Benson's
Plasters like a snow image in the sun.
You can't throw money away on a Benson's
Plaster. Everybody is going to nse them
this season. But make certain you get the
genuine. All druggists, or we will prepay
KMtage on any number ordered i& th#
Jnited States on receipt of 25o. each.
Seabury & Johnson, Mfg. Chemists, KX
Money to
A little tin or earthen pan or some
times half a'cccoanut shell supported
on throe stouos is filled with water on
which is sptiukiod a red powder, ren
dering it practically opaque. A little
duck*of wood or porcclalu Is placed
upon the surface, where It at first
floats, but at the command of the per-' cMlored
former suddenly dives, remaining sub
merged uuttt again ordered to rise.
ImprciiMlvc Condemnation.
Speaking with a farmer about one of
his neighbors, I said, "So-and-so is a
good man." lie looked at me steadily
without making any reply.
"So-and-so Is a good man," I repeated
in a louder tone, fancying he must be
Then the farmer answered, "I heard
what you said."—New York Herald.
Terrible Effect of Eloquence.
All unfortunate man has obtained no
cess to rich Baron Knplncau. He de
picts his misfortunes, his misery, in so
moving a manner that tho baron, with
tears in. his eyes and his voice choked
with sobs, calls to his servant:
"Jean, put this poor fellow out in the
street! He is breaking my heart!"—
Amusing: Superstitious,
If you count warts, you will increase
their number, or to handle a toad will
cause warts. If two persons wash in
the same water or dry their bauds on
the Hmnc towel, they will shortly quar
rel. To bore a hole In the door frame
and put in it the hair of a colored per
son is supposed to cure whooping
cough. The rattle of a rattlesnake, if
carried in the pocket, will prevent
rheumatism or, if placed in the bureau
drawer, will keep away moths.
one side only,
and is placed In an envelope large
enough to contain the letter unfolded.
The SUrew.
The slircw was originally the shrew
mouse, which, when lier young were
helpless, would light desperately In
their defense, aud so well known was
the courage of this little animal, which
would even go out of its way to seek
an enemy at times when the nest need
ed protection, that the word became
applied to a woman who was ever
ready to seek a quarrel.
ji He Objected.
"No, Bull, Mlstali Doctahman," ob
jected the gentleman of color —"no,
suli doan' yob go ahead en vacsumate
flat ole 'ooman er nilue. Doan' yob do
hit. lies plunk dat air stuff In my
bote arms, hut doan' llx hub so she
gwlne liab er so'e arm en caln' ten' ter
de white folks' washln', kase ef yoh
"I am told," said the friend, "that
the mauager you have left was paying
you a fabulous salary?''
"No," aswered Mr. Stormington
Barnes, "not fabulous imaginary."- rze'^InteaFy go7tw go'toVukl"-
Baltimore American.
Loan at Low
Hubert Carr.
Much Reading for Iilttle Ifoney,
The New York World has got tbe
cost of printing down to a minimum,
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 IB a 32 page magazine wltb
cover. Its pages are about the
size of the pages of the Ladies Ilome
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 quality of its contents and its ap
pearances. Each issue contains stories
of romance, love, adventure, travel
stories of fiction and fact stories of
things quaint and curious, gathered to
gether from all over the world tbe 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
the 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 tbe
Monthly World no expense is spared.
The New York World will send six
numbers of this newspaper-magazine
on receipt of fifteen cents in stamps.
Address The World, Pulitzer .Building,
New York.
l.bptc Liable.
Burns, bruises and cutB are extreme-.
painful Bnd if neglected olteu result
blood potFODing. Children are ee
•Hh liable toeucb mishaps, because
lot so caref ul. Asa remedy DeWitt's
ucli Hi zel Salve is urn quailed.Drawn
•i He
slops the pain, soon heals
'(•wound. Beware of counterfeits,
•lire cure for piles. "DeWltt's Witch
I -it I Salve cured my baby ef eczema
two physicians gave her up, writes
mes Mock, N. Welipter, Ind. "The
•res were ro bad hhe soiled two to live
'••m'b dm."— Sn llh liros.
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"fsary capital, for all branches of busi
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The Chicago Great Western Railway
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routes to California. On Thurs
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connections for Mexico. On Tuesday
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through the Grand Canyon of Colorado
tiy daylight. Information and book
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Ladles,ients and Chrlldrens Rings
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Come and see tbe many things we
havo not space to list.
A Fine Line of Lyon's
Candies at
Denton Ward'*.
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School Suiis.
Parents iue getting the boys
ready for
They have to
have a suit, or pair of pants, am
slnrt and hat. We have them gat/n
for you. We are selling boys' smS
two piece suits from §1.00 up.
Boy's three piece suits from gtUSl
$2.50 to §7.50. Boy's long Svra
pants suit from §8.00 down to
§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 §1.25. We have our over
coats all in and ready for in-
ffiSS We have a ruler for every boy and girl in
the county. GIVEN AWAY FREE.

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