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TRULY
It seemed like to be
what 1B called an old fashion
ed Christmas in the matter of
cold and snow. The weather
had cheated all observers till as late as
three days before the festival. Autumn
had lingered long, ways were dank,
leaves still brown about boughs, and
what little chill hung in the air was all
pointless and In the main a mere effect
of damp. But a night had changed all,
and what had begun as drizzle turned
to sleet and that to snow. All that day
It fell, aud toward evening, prevailing
over the mire, it whitened the roads
at last, even as it had already whitened
fields and hedges and the housetops of
the little town of Crowbrldge. So that
morning, the morning before Christ
mas, broke upon a muffled whiteness,
and, though the fall had ceased, the
sky had an even grayness that promis
ed another.
Of the townsfolk of Crowbrldge the
more robust looked out of window and
called it seasonable, and others who
had grumbled a week ago because of
the mugglness, now that they had what
they asked for, grumbled again. But
there were visitors long past grumbling
at anything, though the change hit
them sorely. At the end of the town
nearest the railway station, on apiece
of common ground given to fairs and
markets, Lieatherby's Uoyal Victoria
theater stood forlorn and solitary. It
was a dismal construction of canvas
and wood, called an outdoor fit up, and
it had stood almost unregarded for a
week. Never had Leatherby's so little
encouragement to stay, never so griev
ous a lack of means to get away. Busi
ness had been bad, and worse than
bad, even for & strolling company.
And now—
The whole concern was fallen on evil
times, and Its early welfare was gone
with its early paint. All show of sal
aries had been dropped months ago
and equal division made of what poor
sums might remain after expenses.
But now it seemed that an end had
come to all things. Once upon a time
the show had been wont to travel by
rail and the buskers to take cheap
lodgings now It moved as It might
and sheltered the company Itself. It
had crawled into Crowbrldge drawn
by two angular horscB, hired in the last
town, but there seemed no possibility
of its ever crawling out unless the
company harnessed themselves and
dragged It. The load of one van stood
more or leBs erect, with & groan and a
flap at each stir of wind, and was the
theater In the other Leatherby him
self and his wife had taken to lodge,
with their daughter of seventeen, Lou,
called in print In the days when It ran
to bills Miss Sibylla de Vere.
It was a horrible place, this Crow
bridge nobody would trust, nobody
would support the drama. As for trust,
a gallant effort had been made In the
beginning, when Teddy Norton, general
utility—all the company were general
utility—was endued In the best mix
ture of clothes tl^e show could get to
gether and sent forth to pledge the
credit of the concern with butcher and
baker. He did it all with an air, poor
fellow—somewhat the air of a private
secretary conferring a royal appoint
ment in person, and he was careful
to stipulate for the punctual presenta
tion of bills next Saturday. But the
Crowbrldge shopkeepers were a stony
hearted, even a stony faced, lot, and
they wanted money down and made
no bones of saying so, without circum
locution. And as for the drama, they
would have none of it. It would seem,
indeed, that most of them judged it
sinful, for Crowbrldge was a most dull
and proper place, and the money it
sent to Leatherby'B doors scarce paid
for lamp oil.
"Patronage," too, failed utterly, and
every cover was drawn blank. Chiefly
and first, Leatherby attacked Baring
Spencer, Esq., and attacked him again
and again. Baring Spencer, Esq.,
would neither send his servants nor
support a "special performance" nor
presently permit Leatherby standing
room on his doorstep. It seemed that
something must be got out of Baring
Spencer, Esq., if only he were pes
tered enough, for he was a man of vast
projects In money and companies, and
he was here at Crowbrldge, where he
had taken a furnished house for a few
months, with schemes in bicycle facto
ries that would make the place rich.
Indeed it was said that he was buying
the house outright and would some day
go to parliament for the county. The
local paper was full of Baring Spencer,
Esq., his undertakings and his de
signs for the nourishment and glory of
Crowbrldge. He "patronized" every
thing, aud his name was everywhere,
so that It was doubly maddening to
find him resolute not to patronize the
drama as represented by Leatherby's.
There was his house, almost In sight of
the-"pitch," and his fame and his glo
ry pervaded Crowbrldge. It would
seem that every applicant might tap
him, If not for money, for bis name,
except Leatherby. Him he would not
even see.
Last night had been bad Indeed at
the show. They had tried a wonderful
version of "The Courier of Lyons,"
slashed and battered out of all recogni
tion to fit tho five male and three fe
male members of the company and
the only two scenes available, and the
"house" (2s. 4d. and a few passed in
loafers) had merely sniggered and rat
tled Its feet. Tomorrow would be
Christmas, and unless something oc
curred desperately like a mtrade the
festival must be celebrated by a total
fast. What could be done? A desper
ate suggestion of carol singing had
been considered and abandoned early.
There were already two parties each
night, one from the church and ono
from the chapel, each with Its harmo
nium and each audible to the other at
intervals even from opposite endB of
the town. And it was plain, as Sam
Davis (general utility) observed, that
outside competition was useless when
the regular crowd worked for nix.
Sirs. Leatherby, her daughter and
Mrs. llendy sat about a little coke fire
behind the stuge mending and darning,
a task that grew day by day—grew in
difficulty as well as magnitude. The
girl was haggard and sharp beyond
her years, aud already her complexion
was rough and unwholesome because
of the nightly paint perhaps It was
worse today from overnight weeping.
Even her mother, stanch through a
hundred ups and downs, made but a
poor face of it, try as she might, and
the widening bulk that had long led
her, with rare frankness, to abandon
Juvenile parts was now merely record
ed by a slackness of clothes. Ab for
Mrs. TTpnfc- ho was also Mips Beau-
mont, leading laay, she almost wept
as she sewed. She lamented aloud, in
season and out, the fate that had
brought her to such a pass, for she
would have It known that she, above
all the rest, had known better things
and had played Pauline to tho great
Kedgerton's Claude Melnotte at Liver
pool. She was at great pains to im
press these things on anybody who
would listen, and she made them a
ghastly affliction to her husband, into
whose misfortunes she had married,
and little thanks she got for it, as she
was insistent to remind him.
For his part it was his habit to re
ceive her reproaches sometimes with
querulous retort, but mostly with mild
deprecation, and to make his escape
wheu it was possible in the direction
of the nearest liquid refreshment he
was aware of.
So that now he was one of the first
of the meu, furtive aud 111 clad, to
sneak across toward tho bar of the
Crown. Not because he or they had
money to spend there, but, if truth
must be confessed, because they had
fallen low, aud very low—so low that
not a man of them but was glad to take
a drink at the invitation of any free
handed bar lounger who might offer it
A drover was in the bar and a butch
er—a butcher who had declined the
honor of Leatherby's custom as offer
ed by Teddy Norton. Norton and Hen
dy pushed open the door and stared
about tho bar with a poor pretense of
looking for some of the others—whom
they had left at the show. They stared
as long as possible aud were making a
reluctant show of withdrawal when
the butcher, with a wink and a grin at
the drover, sang out: "Come along
come along inl There ain't no charge
for comin' inl"
They pushed the door wider, mum
bling something about "lookiug for a
friend," but with expectant eyes.
"Ah, your friend's bin called out un
expected to his gran'mother's funeral.
'Ave a drink?"
They let the door swing to and came
sheepishly in. The drinks were ordered
and brought, and then the butcher,
pulling out a handful of Bllver, said
abstractedly, with another wink at the
drover, "Let's see we toss odd man
out for these, don't we?"
The drover grinned, and Teddy Nor
ton made a ghastly show of feeling
about his pockets for money. But
Hendy only flushed and paled and
frowned at the floor. He had his feel
ings yet.
The Bllence endured for three sec
onds, and then the butcher flung the
money on the counter, with a coarse
laugh. "All right," he said "my show."
They stared as long as possible.
And presently they were'all talkative
together, for, after all, there were the
drinks, and the poor players had learn
ed not to be too thin skinned.
Sam Davis and Billy Mack found
their way across soon, and the drover
was good for another round of drinks
on their entrance.
"Trade in your line don't seem fust
rate," said the butcher, happy in many
Christmas orders. "Ain't overcrowded,
are you?"
The buskers looked one at another
and shook their heads. There could be
no concealment. "Beastly business,"
Davis answered—44 'orrid!"
"Not a very pay in' game, eh?" said
the drover.
"Well," Teddy Norton replied, "I'd be
pretty well off if I had all that's owln'
me, anyhow."
"Ah, but then suppose you had to pay
all you owe?" rejoined the butcher and
guffawed joyously at his own wit.
"Owing?" cried Hendy, with excite
ment. "Why, the money in salaries I
haven't had 'ud start a bank!"
"Yu8—no doubt," said the butcher,
and laughed again. "What I ain't got
'ud sink a ship."
"Let's see," said Davis, "you was in
Trevor Fitz-Howard's crowd, wasn't
you, when it left 'em Btranded at
Leeds?"
"I was that, my boy, an' Teddy Nor
ton here, an' my missis—before I mar
ried her. That was the second time he
put me in the cart, too," Hendy went
on, with bitter reminiscence. "He
dropped a company at Bristol once
after three weeks, an' I was in that,
an' that second time at Leeds he col
lared a bag o' mine to put the plunder
in, with a new pair o' boots in it!"
"I bet you'd like to have 'em now,"
observed the butcher, with a glance
at the actor's dilapidated shoes.
"I didn't know Fitz-Howard," ven
tured Davis, "but I've known some
pretty near as hot. There was Digby,
that called himself Stuart, an' Walde
grave an'
So the talk went, and each poor
player fell to a computation of what
he had lost in shortages by reasou of
"bad business" and by the robberies
of rascally managers, so that if debts
were but assets here would sit a com
pany of affluent persons spouglng for
drinks in the Crown. Scarce a town
In the kingdom but one or other had
been stranded in It. They counted it a
successful engagement that brought
first to last half the stipulated salary,
and, thougli it was held "too bad"
when a manager bolted with the
money bags, the thing was
bo
common
as scarce to seem worse than a piece
of rather Bharp practice.
Last, poor old Leatherby himself, a
sad figure of a stout man worried thin,
Joined the group and drew another
round of drinks. It was hard, very
hard, to maintain the dignity proper
to a proprietor and manager conscious
the while that he, even he, had fallen
to "press" for a drink among stran
gers, though In truth he did his best.
That night they played "The Ticket
of Leave Man"—played It with the en
ergy of despair. Whatever that per
formance might bring was all that lay
between them and the lack of a
Christmas dinner, and worse lack than
that. Heudy played Bob Brferly to
his wife's May Edwards. Leatherb/
doubled Melter Moss and Mr. Gibson,
with a rush round the back and a
change of coat In the offlce scene,
played with a cottage interior. Billy
Mack doubly, too— Maltby and Green
Jones—and Leatherby's daughter was
Sam Willoughby and Miss St. Evre
mond by turns, while Mrs. Leatherby
as Mrs. Willouehby. Teddy Norton at
Wk
Ti4i-
Hawkshaw the clotcctive and Davis
as Dalton had only one part apiece to
think about. So that on the whole the
play was fairly complete and regular,
save for a cut or a botch in rare
places and a lack of crowds here and
there. It was not a comforting play
altogether for the players. Mouey had
to bo flourished recklessly In some
scones, and a basket of trotters made
of rolled rags, and once Ileiuly had
to pretend that he couldn't eat a bis
cuit.
But the house—well, It was better
than last night, by eighteenpcnce. The
butcher came and brought a friend.
He was not so bad a fellow after all
In his own way, and he did his best to
applaud for the whole house. But half
the rest were boys, disciples of the local
wit, a hostler from the Crown, and
these made the night's work harder.
Ilawkshaw was called "Lockjaw" or
"Lockjaw the Defective," and the sally
drew yells of delight at every repeti
tion. A certain frock coat that from
time to time adorned a different char
acter, in accordance with necessity,
was greeted with cheerful recognition
at each reappearance, and "Gam, it
ain't your turn—you've 'ad it on twice!"
was the indignant reproof that met Mr.
Gibson in the offlce scene. And toward
the end Leatherby (as Melter Moss)
came forward with injured dignity and
a large potato, which he protested that
no gentleman would have thrown.
All was done that Leatherby's could
do, and all was done in vain or very
near it. A few pence apiece was all
the poor strollers had to see them
through Christmas and to got them
away from this abhorrent town. The
men shared a screw of tobacco and
turned in as boBt they might Mrs.
Hendy was near to tears as she left
the stage, and she indulged in a pas
sionate and reproachful outburst as
soon as she and her husband were
alone. For Ills part, he could but feebly
protest that it wasn't his fault.
"Nice situation this is for me," she
scolded "and then to be told it's not
your fault!" Here she wept afresh.
"Of course you put on to me—like a
man. Oh, oh, to think I over was such
a fool as to bring it on myself!"
"But, my dear," Hendy began, with
entreaty in his voice—
"Oh, don't talk to me!" she answered,
pushing away the hand he had put on
her shoulder. "To think I should come
to this! And then you tell me it's my
fault!"
Hendy drew off to sulk alone. Weak
characters both, their sentiment (like
most sentiment) was rooted in self
pity, and this, their one remaining lux
ury, was best concentrated when they
quarreled. The last embers of the coke
flre gave the sole light, and the woman
sat before them with her face upon her
knees.
Suddenly aloud burst of singing star
tled the pair, for the sound came, as it
were, out of nothing, and it was close
to their cars:
The first good joy that Mary bad,
It wab the
joy ot
one,
To 6ee the blessed Jesus Christ
When he was first her Son.
When he was first her Son, Good Lord.
And happy may we be!
Praise Father, Son and Iloly Gh
To all eternity
The carolers had come over the snow
unheard, and now choirboys' voices
were uplifted lustily, while the bass of
a large and healthy curate went boom
ing below them:
-t -n
next
Good joy that Mary had,
a It was the joy of two,
ir To see her own Son, Jesus Christ,
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Making the lame to go—
MalShg the lame to go, Good Lord,
And happy ma}' we bet {.
Praise Father. Son and Holy Ghost
To all eternity!
At the first shock man and wife lift
ed their eyes toward each other. Then
something took the woman at the
throat, and she dropped her head in a
fit of sobbing. If Hendy had come to
her now, he would have beeu repulsed
no more. But he was sulky and re
sentful and peevishly conscious that
the advance was due from her. More,
this carol sung at his very shoulder,
this sign of merriment in tho world
about him, gave flavor to his self pity.
So the woman sobbed herself quiet
again, and the carol went verse after
verse to Its end:
Hie next good Joy that Mary had,
It was the joy of seven,
To see her own Son, Jesus Christ,
Ascending into heaven.
Ascending into heaven, good Lord,
And happy may wo be!
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost-1-
To all eternity!
There was silence and then the shout
of the carolers as they went their way
by the street corner, "A merry Christ
mas!" It was the final touch of Irony.
For awhile neither spoke, but sat as
they were. Then Hendy said roughly:
"I'm going to sleep: That's cheap
enough anyhow." And he reached for
an old rug that made part of their bed.
His wife made no answer. It irritat
ed him. "For heaven's sake, Polly,"
he said, "don't sit there sulking!"
That roused her, and she fell to re
proaches bitterer than all, for she was
the angrier because he had let her cry
alone and had made no overtures to
ward conciliation—overtures she had
been expecting as her right. Rejoinder
followed quick and cruel on reply, and
at last, when he talked desperately of
Bleeping outside, she answered with a
gesture borrowed of her trade: "Go,
then! Go! If you can't give me food
and shelter, as other women's hus
bands do, go and let me earn them for
myself! I can do without you!"
"And you shall, too," he retorted,
throwing down the rug and snatching
his hat. "You shall too." And in a sec
ond he had flung out into the night
and the Bnow.
They had done it all before, and it
was scarce more than another kind of
acting. But this time the quarrel was
a trifle sharper than common, and he
could not go back and make it up with
any self respect for an hour at least.
Meantime it was a cold night and a
snowy one, so he turned up his collar
and strode off straight ahead to be an
ill used and homeless outcast for an
hour, or, at any rate, for three-quar
ters of an hour.
Another snowfall had begun, though
it was sparse and light, making itself
felt now and again by a moist spot
upon the face. The carolers had struck
up "Noel" some little distance away,
and between their verses the chapel
party could be heard at the farther
end of the town. Indeed It was scarce
the best possible night for Hendy's
petulant adventure. The snow de
clared Itself In the weak spots of his
shoes ere he had gone 200 yards and
the wind was in his teeth, spiting his
face and coming little short of cutting
off his nose.
Thus he came to Cawtliorns, where
lived Baring Spencer, esquire, that il
lustrious Invisible and the high privet
hedge, like massive black wall, was
so good a wind screen that Hendy
turned up a side lane and followed It,
walking close, with bowed head and
shoulder brushing the twigs. The
hedge took a wide curve and, following
this,, he came plump against a small
wooden gate, which swung Inward at
the shock. At this he stopped and
looked about him. Without a doubt
this was the kitchen entrance. Hpre
lif-
J*
wns a narrow path, with a tall hedge
at each side, a^ short path ending in a
door with a pent roof.
Ho took a step back and another for
ward. The wind was as sharp as ever
and there was a wetness In the snow
drops, now moro frequent, that told of
coming sleet. To follow the lane were
to emerge presently, in open country
here was shelter under the lee of a
good sized house, with a pent roof to
make It better. More, here was a
"situation." The homeless outcast,
wronged by all the world, would seek
Bhelter, for half an hour at least, ou
the doorstep of the proud and haughty
capitalist, who, if only he were awake
"Qo,
then!
Go.'"
and aware of the trespass, would prob
ably send his pampered minions to
drive him forth into the bitter night.
The fancy accorded with the outcast's
mood, and truly for one bent ou wal
lowing deep in the pathos of his pre
dicament this was the most promising
spot thereabout, and one not at all ex
posed to the weather.
He let the gaie swing behind him
and walked quietly to the kitchen door.
All was silent, and as he stood under
the pent roof he saw that the path he
had come by went farther and skirted
all the back premises, dividing them
from the kitchen garden. As he look
ed, a projecting frame caught his eye,
like that of an open window, but near
er the ground than he would have ex
pected. It was but a few yards away,
and he went Idly toward it. It was a
window, no doubt left open by the
carelessness of a servant. There was
a stain on the snow below it which be
trayed the occasion. Plainly the serv
ant had flung out coffee grounds or the
like and taken no care to shut the case
ment. The house was rather old, and
tor a moment he wondered vaguely
what room It might be whose window
was so near the ground. And then the
answer came to his hungry senses from
the window itself. Clearly it was the
larder, and no empty larder either.
Pickles could be smelled—pickles plain
ly and something else, something of
fulsome stcamincss and sweet recol
lection—Christmas pudding.
[CONTINUED.]
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Railroads.
Manchester & Oneida Ry.
TIME TABLE.
2
Train No,
leaves Manohoster at 5 a. in. ar
rives at Oneida at 5:30 a.in Connect*
with west bound G. «. W. No. 5.
Returning leaves OnoUla at n-.HS a. n»,
arrived at MuncliUHtor at(i or»a. tn.
Train No,
4,
a.m.
2:10
Pain can't
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is external or internal, where
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Kanchester, Iowa.
ABSTRACTS.
REAL ESTATE.
LOANS
and
CONVEYANCING.
Office In First National
Bank Building.
Orders by mail will receive careful
attention.
We have complete copies of all records
pis 'i of Delaware county.
ENNIS BOGGS,
MANA0EB.
AhU
loaves Manchester at 7 I5 a, in
arrives at Oneida at 7:45 a. m„ con
nocta with east bound C. U. W. No.
6. .Returning leaves Oneida at 7:R0
a. m., arrives at Manchester at
Train No, g, leaves Manchester at 8:45 a. in., ar
rives at Oneida at 9:14 a.m. Con
nects with the north bound C. M. &
St. P., No. 22. Returning leaves
Oneida at 0:20, arrives at Manchester
at 0:50 a.m.
8,
Train No.
2:10
leaves Manchester at
Train No 10, leaves Manchester at 4:20 p. in
arrives at Oneida at 4H9 p. m. Con
nects with south bound C. M.& St.
P., No. 21. Returning leaves Onolda
ai4:50p.m.,arrives at Manchester
5:20 p.m.
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JOHN L. SULLIVAN,
Gen. TraflJo Manager.
Through tickets for sale at Manchester to all
points in North America.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
TIME TABLE.
Main Line Passenger Trains.
WEST BOUND'
No 1*12:18 a
No 8*
MAIN LINK
..Fast Train..
Thro Express..
....Clipper....
Local Kxpress
-Way Freight.
.Thro Freight.
No81 -15:22 pm
No5 18:58 a
No 91f2:05pm.
KAST HOUND
pm.
N©2* 8:31) am
No 4* 8:15
No 82t8: 55 a
No6t 8* 40pm
No 92*11:45 um
No 66*8:05
slV.n
CEDAR RAPIDS BRANCH.
North Bound
Arrive—
Bet Uedar Rpds I
and Manchester
No.806 8 10p.m
No 832 8:40a.m
No. 800 l:80p.m
South Bound
—Leave
...tPassenger.
..tPaasenger..
....tFrolght...
No.8(i5 9:00 a.m
No.391 3:25 p.m
No.858R:00 p.
All above tratns carry passengers.
tltelly JSxceptSunday.
H. G. PIERGB, Station Agt.
Nos 6 & 6 run between Duouque and Albert
Lea.
Nos. Si & 82 run between Lyle and Dubuque
with connection through to Ft Dodge by train
No 81.
New train 4 makes same stops cast of here as
No, 2 except that east of Rockford It stops at
East Rocklord. Genoa & Coleman, This train
Is a through vestibule train with dining
car from Omaha to Rockford. No 2 & 4 only
stop at Dyersvllle between Manchester and Du
buque.!
No 8-4-0-1-8 & 81 Ruu dallv Sunday Included
NEW SHORT LINE
and St Fan
Illinois Oentral between Omaha and Fort Dodgo
In connection with the Minneapolis and St. Louis
between Fort Dodge and Minneapolis and St.
Paul, also to be Inaugurated January 88,1900
Lv. Omaha Lv. St. Paul
7.85 p.m. 8.00 p.m.
"THE Ar. Minneapolis Lv Minneapolis
LIMITED" 7.80 a.m. 8.90 p.m.
Ar. St. Paul Ar. Omaha
8.00 a.m. 8.15 £»m.
A fast vestibule night train, daily, carrying
through Pullman sleeping car and couches.
Lv. Omaha
7.00 a. m.
Lv. St. Paul
9.00 a. m.
Lv Minneapolis
0,30 a. ra.
Ar. Omaha
9.40 p. m.
Ar. Minneapolis
"THE
EXPRESS" 7.00 p.
Ar. St. Paul
7.80 p.m.
Fast day train, dally except Sunday, carrying
througbparlor car andcoacnes.
CHICAGOGREATWESTERNRY.
„... The Maple Leaf Route*'*
4k April 13, 1901'. fej
Time card, Oneida, Iowa.
Cmcago Special, Daily,
Going East 7:46 a
Day Express dally
Oku MUBU fjXp, uuuy ex
cept Sunday 7:40 am
Por Information and tiokets apply to
C. A. Robinson, A?ont, Oneida.
B.C. R. & N. R'y.
CEDAR RAPIDS TIME CARD.
MAIN LINE OOING EAST AND 80UTIT.
Arrive Leave
8:2o No. 2 Chicago Passenger 8:40
9:80 a No. 4 Chi. & Burlt'n Pass .0:85
8:10 a No. 0 Chicago & St.Louls Ex.
8
7:00 pm.... Iowa ft Mln- ^otaPass
Ik
ILLINOIS CENTRAL-R. fi
NEW ORLEANS
fully unlqm. city for ho touribt to visit
tourists rates now in effect, Poub.o dali
vlcoaml fust »jdhi1j heated vostllmlo train
through sleeping cars, bulTet library sri
car sorvfeo and all meals on routo In (tlnlni
Tor an illustrated book on New Orloa
MEXICO
dor tin'auhptcos ot the American'Ttiurlt
solution, will leave Chicago .January'2titb,
TUrkrts lncludo all expense. Railway sic
and dining car, fmc, hotels, carriages, etc
8:'J0
CALIFORNIA
°t Ksall-the-year-round Chicago and Nl
vllle sleeping ear line,
imsi.oo
to
-2:4ipm
Way Freightaally ex. Sunday loio: am
Going West, North and South.
Ar»fe# OI.M Jn« 1
8:80a
a
ll:45 ngt No. 8 Chicago Fast Kxpress. 12 05 ngt
No. 18 & Davnp't. Pass 8:25
No
2—PullmanBurl.
sleeper, free chair car and
coaches to Chicago. No. &—Pullman sleepers
and through coaches to Chicago and St. Louis.
No. 8—Pullman sleeper and free chair car to
Chicago arrives Ohlcago 7:69 a. m. Dining car
will serve breakfast from Jollet to Chicago.
ftt
Ngt,—night,
MAIN LINE GOING NOBTH.
7:85 a No. I Minneapolis Pass 8:05
8:80
No.
Rockford Passenger...
12:05
ORIGINATOR TIN FOIL SMOKER PACKAGE
DECORAH DIVISION.
8:io
8:80
Decorah Passenger.
a
9:20 am -West Union Passenger 8:40
•:06 pm Decorah Freight
6:20
IOWA FALLS *WI8ION,
an.
13:45 a. m..Minnesota ft Dakota Pass..
12:80 a
IOWA CITY, DAVENFOBT.BUllL. AND CLINTON.
18:10 nL. Burl, ft la City Pass 8:25
7:45
m....Clln.tlaClty,DvptPassM....7:i5am.8:40inpPasscityla&Burl.
7:86a m~
"Trains numbers 6.6,8. is. 19, and Mtnn &
Dakota Pass run dally, all other trains dally ex
cept Sunday."
JNO. G. FARMER, J, A. LOMAX.
Gen'l Pass 6Tkt Agt! TlcketAgent
CedarRapldi Iowa.
For Homeseekers and Land
Investors.
The passenger department of the Illi
nois Central railroad bas just received
from the
handB
of tbe printer, a new
folder in the interests of Homeseekers
and Land Investors. Many are look
ing for new homes and for land invest
ments, This folder furnisbeB brief but
reliable information as to tbe resources
and possibilities of tbe states of Ken
tucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and
Louisiana. Tbe opportunities for in
vestments In the above mentioned
states are unsurpassed in any part of
this great country, UomeseekerB' ex
cursions to points witbln these st tes
are run by the Illinois Central tbe llrBt
and third Tuesdays of every month, at
a rate of one fare pluB $2.00 and these
excursions Bhould be taken advantage
of by everyone in search of a home or
investments in timber or farm lands.
For a free copy of this, address tbe
undersigned at Dubuque, Iowa.
J.F. Mkkiiy,
ABst. Genl. I'aee. Agent,
35tf Illinois Central Railroad.
$31,70 to California.
Tickets on sale every day during
March and April with choice of three
through tourist Bleeping cars via. Chi
cago Great Western Railway. For in
formation apply to any C. G. W. agent
or J. P. Elmer, G. P. A„ Chicago. lOtf.
All About Spirit and Okoboji Lakes.
A descriptive and illustrative book
let of Spirit and Okoboji lakes in north
western Iowa, located along the line of
the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & North
em Ry. will be sent free on application
to the undersigned. This book also
contains the game laws of Minnesota
and Iowa. There area number of good
boarding houses and hotels around
these lakes, and plenty of good cottages
to rent.
John G. Farmer,
A. G. P. & T, A,, B., O. U. se N. By..
12wl4 Cedar Rapids, la,
4*
A
SS&
weekly excurstou cars through to Los A&l
and Sun Kranclsco as ioliows: Via' New I
loans and the southern routo every WednA
from Chicago every Friday from ClnoliK
Via Oinahu aud the sceuio route every Fa
night from Chicago. I
HAMMOND
p. in., ar­
rives at Oneida at 2:40 p. m. Con
nects with C. G. W., No. 4, east
bound, and No. 0, west bound, lte
turningleaves Oneida at 8:00p. in.,
arrives at Manchester at 3:80 p. ra.
as a winter roborl, a beautifully illustrated 1
showing a few of the winter attract*!*"
and about linininoud, copies of which i|
mailed free on application to J.F. Mel
G.l*. A. 111. Cent. R. R., Dubuque, lowl
HOMESEEKERj
Suiiil t" J. K. Merry, A.U. p. A 111.
R„ iubu(iuo, Iowa, lor a free copy of al
entitled "For lloinst-okcrs and Land Invl
It furnishes brief but rellablo informatld
the rcstmurce* and possibilities of the fiiL
Kentucky, Tennossee, Mississippi and!
lana.
FLORIDA
St. Louis to Jacksonville, and Onicav
Jacksonville. Route via. Nashville. (I
nooga and Atlanta.
Illinois Central Through to Floi
UcgliiuiiiL' Monday, Junnary 0,1903, the III
Central will run through sleeping car bet.
Chicago and Jacksonville, Florida, vlaNashl
Chattanooga and Atlanta, It will leave ChA
daily at u:io p. in. and arrive at Jacksonville
second morning, running over the celebil
"l)lxio Flyer" scenic routo. This Is an ea
1
Full Particulars above can8tie bad
spenta
of the
Illinois Central, or by. address!
tho nenroKt of tho undersigned representatll
of tlio Centml:
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A. U. HANSON, (i. 1. A.Chicago,111.
J. F, MKltltY, A, G. 1'.
a., Dubuque, low
Prospective Investors
Should look up information regarll
ing lands along and contiguous to ttf
line
of tbe Burlington, Cedar ltaplds
il
Northern lly., before buying. I'rofel
Bional
and business men of all kintf
should acquaint themselves with til
many opportunities otl'erred at the net
towns along thie railway. On the firl
and third Tuesdays of March, Apif
and May round trip tickets, at very lo
rates, will be on sale to points
following territory, Alabama, Ark's^
eas, Arizona, British Columbia, Florida.
Georgia, Idaho, Indian Territory, Iowil
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manltq
ba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri
Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico,Ne
braska, North Dakota, North Carolina!
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia!
Washington,Wisconsin, northern Michf
igan and Wyoming. Full information
regarding rates, time of trains, etc..!
will be cheerfully given up
oil appUea-I
tion to any repreBentive of this comf
pany, JNO. (J. FARMER,
A. G. P. & T. A. B. C. &N. Rl.
12w9 Cedar Bnpids, laf
LOW-RATE-EXCURSIONS
Twtco each month, on spocftte dates, the 111!
nois Central will soli at greatly reduced rate
from points on its line north of Cairo, roundtrip1^
Iiomeseekers' Excursion tickets South to*cer*
tain points on or reached by Its lines In Ken*
tucky, Tonnesseea, Mississippi, Louisiana and
Alab ama. Also to certain points Westnnd
Southwest in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas Oklahoma
and Indian Territory. Particulars of your IIU
nois Ccutralugents.
For a free copy of the Homeseekers' Guide
describing tho advantages and resources the'
bouth, address J. F. Merry, A. G. P. A.,
1. C. R.
R., Dubuque,, Iowa. For Information regard*
lng lands in the famous Yazoo Valley of^ Miss
issippi, address E. P. Skene, Land Commissioner
Y. & M. V. R. Chicago. jT
11
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via the
Illinois Central
Tuesday, May 6th. 4
In addition to the open rate of one and one
third fare tickets on sale. May 1st, 5tb and 6th. &
limited to tho nthfor return, which, bas been
named for the state Grocors' Convention and
Iowa Pure Food Show, the Illinois Central will
make the above very low rate for a speolal ex
cursion to Dubuque, Tuesday, May 8th. The
tram will leave Manchester at 8:55 a. tn., arriv
ing at Dubuque 10:80 a. m. Returning, excur
sionlsts can leave Dubuque on the regular train
4:45 p. m., or on a special train at 11:00 p. m.,
after tho theatre.
lu addition to the natural attractions of Du
buque, will be tho Iowa Pure Food Show at the
Saengerbund Auditorium, whloh will be both en
tertainlngandInteresting tho Iowa State Re
tail Grocers' Convention Che State Champion
ship Howling Tournament In which Bowling
reaina from many cities will contest, and the
ceptional Theatrical Attraction at the Qraud
Opera Houee, the noted actress Blanch Walsh in
the beautiful play of "Janice Meredith." The
prices for this engagement will be $L60, tt.00
and 75 cents, and ail mall orders for reserved
seats addressed to w. i. RoelU, Manager of
(*raud Opera House, will receive prompt atten-
pm
ngt no. 5 Minneapolis Express..12:80am
6:45
18
a No.
ngt
Chicago Passenger,
H:6B No. 19 Chicago Passenger.
No. i—Free chair car and coaches to Al
t®rt Lea. No. 5—Wide Vestlbulld Pullman
BuffeUleepers and coaches to Minneapolis and
For further particulars luquire of any Illinois
Central Ticket Agent.
J. F.
Mkkky,
am
i-rJ
Asst. Gen.Pass. Agent,
lc*w3
8:16
Dubuque, Iowa. ...
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WM. DONNELLY, ffl, D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Proprietor of tne
Ryan Drug Stare
Dealer In
Drags, Stationery, Etc
RYAN IO
You Will Need
a Pair of Shoes
To keep your feet diy
during during the wet
weather this spring. We
can suit you in quality
and price. Also rubbers
of all kinds.
F. M. FOLEY
RYAN, IOWA.

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