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THE NEW MODEL "R&W" TROUSERS FOR 1902- combining long wearing features with irreproachable correctness of cut and fit—commend themselves to all purchasers* Our line is now complete—both as to price-range and patterns* Alien & Storey A-4-i^ RFRTH *J. I THE TRAGEDY I OF THE... .• I TORCHESTER I 8 QHOST By W. W. JACOBS Copyright, 1003, ly W. W. Jacobs. E wanted a few nights to Christinas, a festival for which the small market town of Torcliestcr'was making ex preparations. The narrow tensive streets, which had been thronged with people, were now almost deserted, the clicap Jack' from Loudon, with the remnant of breath left him after Ills evening's'exertions, was making fee ble attempts to blow out liis naphtha lamp, and the last shops open were rapidly closing for the night. In the comfortable coffee room of the old Boar's Head half a dozen guests, principally commercial travel ers, sat talking by the light of the fire. The talk had drifted from trade to politics, from politics to religion and so by easy stages to the supernatural. Those gliost stories, never known to fail before, had fallen flat there was too much noise outside, too much light wltliln. The fourth story was told by an old hand with more success. The streets wore quieter, and he had turn ed the gas out. In the flickering light of the fire as it shone on the glasses and danced with shadows on the walls the story proved so enthralling that George, the waiter, whose presence had been forgotten, created a very dis agreeable sensation by suddenly start ing'up from a dark corner and gliding silently from the room. "That's what I call a good story," Baid one of the men, sipping his hot whisky. "Of course, it's an old idea that spirits like to get into the com pany of human beings. A man told me once that ho travolod down the Great Western with a ghost and hadn't the slightest suspicion of it until the in spector came for tickets. My friend said the way that ghost tried to keep up appearances by feeling for it in all its pockets and looking on the floor was quite touching. Ultimately it gave it up and with a faint groan vanished through the ventilator." "That'll do, Hirst," said another man. "It's not a subject for jesting," said a little old gentleman who had been an attentive listener. "I've never seen an apparition myself, but I know people who have, and I consider that they form a very interesting link between us and the after life. There's a ghost story connected with this house, you know." "Never heard of it," said another speaker, "and I've been here some years now." "It dates back a long time now," Baid the old gentleman. "Tou'vo heard iabout Jerry Bundler, George?" "Well, I've just heard odds and ends, sir," said the old waiter, "but I never put much count to 'cm. There was one chap 'ere what said ho saw it, and the gov'ner sacked him prompt." "My father was a native of this town," said the old gentleman, "and knew the story well. He was a truth ful man and a steady churchgoer, but I've heard him declare that once in his life he saw the apparition of Jerry Bundler in this house." "And who was this Bundler?" in quired a voice. "A London thief, pickpocket, high wayman, anything he could turn his dishonest hand to," replied the old gentleman, "and he was run to earth in this house one Christmas week some eighty years ago. He took his last supper in this very room, and after he had gone to bed a couple of Bow street runners, who had followed him from London, but lost the scent a bit, went up stairs with the landlord and tried the door. It was stout oak and fast, so one went into the yard and by means of a short ladder got on to the window Bill while the other stayed outside the door. Those below in the yard saw the man crouching on the sill, uud then there was a sudden crash of glass, and with a cry lie fell In a heap on the stones at their feet. Then in the moonlight they saw the white face of the pickpocket peeping over the sill, and while some stayed in the yard oth ers ran into the house and helped the other man to break the door in. It was difficult to obtain an entrance even then, for tho door was barred with heavy furniture, but they got in at last, and the flrst thing that met their eyes was tho body of Jerry dangling from tho top of the bed by his own handkerchief. "Which bedroom was it?" asked two or throo voices together. Tlio narrator shook his head. "That I can't tell you. But tlio story goes that Jerry still haunts this house, and my father used to declare positively that the last time he slept here tho ghost of Jerry Bundler lowered itself from the top of his bed and tried to strangle him.' "That'll do," said an uneasy voice. "I wish you'd thought to ask your fa ther which bedroom it was." "What for?" inquired the old gentle man. "Well, I should take care not to sleep in it that's all," said the voice shortly. "There's nothing to fear," said tho other. "I don't believe for a moment that ghosts could really hurt one. In fact, my father used to confess that it was only the unpleasantness of the thing that upset him and that for all practical purposes Jerry's lingers might have been made of cotton wool for all the harm they could do." "That's all very line," said tho last speaker again. "A ghost story is a ghost story, sir, but when a gentleman tells a talc of a ghost in the house in Iwhich one Is going to sleep I call it blamed ungentlemanly." "Poohl Nonsense!" said the old gen tleman,, rising. "Ghosts can't hurt you. For my: own part, I should rather like to seooho. Good night, gentlemen." "Good night," said the others. "And I only hope Jerry'll pay you' a visit, added the nervous man as the door closed. "Bring some more whisky, George," said a sto.ut commercial. "I want keep ing up when the talk turns tills way." "Shall I light tho gas, Mr. Mal colm?" said George. "No the lire's very comfortable," said tho traveler. "Now, gentlemen, any of you know any more?" "I think we've had enough," said another man. "We shall be thinking we see spirits next, and we're not all like the Old gentleman who has just gone." 'Old humbug!" said Hirst. "I should like to put him to the test. Suppose I dress up as Jerry Bundler and go and give lilm a chance of displaj'ing his courage." "Bravo!" said Malcolm, huskily drowning one or two faint "noes." "Just for the joke, gentlemen." "No, no: drop it, Hirstj" Wd-another f3C* ISSIilllll man. "Only for (ho ioko," saidTlirst, some what caKorly. "I've jrot some things up Rtnlrs in which I am going to play ill 'The Uivals' knee breeches, buc kles anil all that sort of thing. It's a WW? R9H IMJ!U1P "Z turned around and saiv it." rare chance. It' you'll wait a bit. I'll give you full dross rehearsal entitled 'Jerry Bundler or, The Nocturnal Slrangler.*" "You won't frighten us," said the commercial, with a husky laugh. "I don't know that," said Hirst sharply "it's a question of acting— that's all. I'm pretty good, ain't 1, Somers 7" "Oh, you're all right—for an atua *teur," said his friend with a laugh. "I bet you level *sov' you don't frighten me," said the stout traveler. "Done," said Hirst "I take the bet to frighten you llrst and the old gen tleman aftoarard. These gentlemen shall be the judges." "You won't frighten us, sir," said an other man, "because we're prepared for you, but you'd better leave the old man alone. It's dangerous play." 'Well, I'll try you first," said Ilirst, springing up. "No gas, mind." He ran lightly up stairs to his room, leaving tho others, most of whom had been drinking somewhat freely, to wrangle about bis proceedings. It end ed in two of them going to bed. "He's crazy on acting," said Somers, lighting his pipe "thinks he's the equal of anybody almost. It doesn't matter with us, but I won't let him go to the old man, and he won't-mind so long as ho gets an opportunity of act ing to us." "Well, I hope he'll hurry up," said Malcolm, yawning "it's after 12 now." Nearly half an hour passed. Mai colm drew his watch from his pocket and was winding It for the night when George, tlio waiter, who had been sent on an errand to tho bar, burst sudden Iy into the room and rushed toward them. "'E's coming, gentlemen!" he said breathlessly. "Why, you're frightened, George." said the stout commercial with chuckle. "It was the suddenness of it," said George sheepishly, "and, besides, didn't look for seeing 'im in the bar. There's only a glimmer of light there, and 'e was sitting on the flour behind the bar. 1 nearly trod on 'iin." "Oh, you'll never make a man, George!" said Malcolm. "Well, it took me unawares," said the waiter "uot that I'd have gone to the bar by myself if I'd known it was there, and I don't believe you would either, sir." "Nonsense!" said Malcolm. "I'll go and fetch him in." "You don't know what it's like, sir said George, catching him by the sleeve. "It ain't lit to look at by your self it ain't, indeed. It's got the— What's thatV" They all started at the sound of a smothered cry from the staircase and the sound of somebody running bur riedly^along the passage. Before any body could speak tho door flew open, and a figure, bursting into the room, Hung itself, gasptag and shivering, up on them. "What is it? What's the matter?" demanded Malcolm. "Why, it's Mr. Hirst!" lie shook him roughly and then held some spirit to his lips. Hirst drank it greedily and with a sharp intake of his breath gripped him by the arm. I" tr "LisJit the gas, George," salPMal colm. The waiter obeyed hastily. Hirst, & ludicrous but pitiable figure in knee brooches and coat, a large wig nil awry and his face a moss of grease paint, clung to Lilm, trembling. "Now, what's the matter?" aBked Malcolm. 'Tvu seen it!" said Hirst, with a hysterical sob. "O Lord, I'll never play the fool again—-never!" ^11 "Soon what'/" asked tho others. "Iliin it —the ghost —anything!" said Hirst wildly. "Hot!" said Malcolm uneasily. "I was coming down the stairs," said Hirst "just caiwring down as I thought it ought to do. I felt a tap"— He broko off suddenly and peered nervously through the open door into tlio passugo. "I thought I saw it again," he whis pered. "Look—at the foot of the stairs. C'aa you st'c anything?" "No thero's nothing there," said Mal colm, whoso own voice shook little. "Go on. You felt a tap on your shoul der"— "1 turned round and saw it—a little wicked head and a white dead face— pah!" "That's what I saw in the bar," said George. "Horrid it was—devilish." Hirst shuddered and, still retaining his nervous grip of Malcolm's sleeve, dropped Into a chair. "Weil, it's .a most unaccountable thing," said tho dmnfounded Malcolm, turning round to the others. "It's the last time I eoine to this house." "I leave tomorrow," said George. "I wouldn't go down to that bar again by myself—no, not for £50." "It's talking about the thing that's caused it, I expect," said one of the men. "We've all been talking about this and having it in our minds. Prac tically we've been forming a spiritual istic circle without knowing It." "Dash tho old gentleman!" said Mal colm heartily. "L'pon my soul, I'm half afraid to go to bod. It's odd they should both think they saw some thing." "I saw Jt as plaiu as I see you, sir," said Gec:^e solemnly. "P'raps if you keei) your eyes turned up the passage you'll see it for'yourself." They followed the direction of his finger, but saw nothing, although one of them fancied that a head peeped round the corner of the wall. "Who'll .qome down to the bap?" said nraiTTrii 'j'AJU-. Malcolm, looking round. "Tou can go if you like," said one of tho others, with a faint laugh. "We'll wait hero for you." The stout traveler walked toward tho door and took few steps up the pas sage. Then he stopped. All was quite silent, and he walked slowly to tho end and looked down fearfully toward the glass partition which shut off the bar. Three times he made as though to go to it then he turned back and, glancing over his shoulder, came hur riedly back to the room. Did you see it, sir?" whispered George. "Don't know," said Malcolm shortly. I fancied I saw something, but it might have been fancy. I'm In the mood to see anything just now. How are you feeling now, sir?" "Oh, I feel a bit better nbw," said Hirst somewhat brusquely as nil eyes were turned upon him. "I dare Bay you think I'm easily scared, but you didn't see it?" Not at all," said Malcolm, smiling faintly despite himself. "I'm going to bed," said Hirst, notic ing the smile and resenting it. "Will you share my room with me, Somers?" "I will, with pleasure," said his friend, "provided you don't mind sleeping with the gas on full all night." He rose from his scat and, bidding the company a friendly good night, left the room with his crestfallen friend. The others saw them to the foot of the stairs and, having heard their door close, returned to the coffee room. "Well, I suppose the bet's oft," said the stout commercial, poking tho Are and standing with Ills legs apart on the hearth rug, "though, as far as I can see, I won it: I never saw a man so scared in all my life. Sort of poetic Justice about it, isn't there?" "Never mind about poetry or Jus tice," said one of the listeners. "Who's going to sleep with me?" I will," said Malcolm affably. And I suppose we share a room to gether, Mr. Leek," said the third man, turning to the fourth. 'No, thank you," said the other briskly. "I don't believe in ghosts. If anything comes into my room, I shall shoot it" 'That won't hurt a spirit. Leek," said Malcolm decisively. Well, the nolse'll be like company to me," said Leek, "and it'll wake the house too. But if you're nervous, sir," he added, with a grin, to the man who had suggested sharing his room, "George'll be only too pleased to sleep on the doormat Inside your room, know." "That I will, sir," said George fer vently, "and if you gentlemen would only come down with me to the bar to put the gas out I could never be suffi ciently grateful." "Come on," said Malcolm, taking a candle from' the fireplace and lighting it "We'll take this to come 'jack with." They went out in a body, with tho exception of Leek, peering carefully before them as they went The bar looked uninviting enough in the light of one small jet, and the billiard room, with the table shrouded in white liol land, looked -so grewsome that Mal colm hastily shut the door as they passed it Then George turned the light out In the bar, and they returned unmolested to the coffee room and, avoiding the sardonic smile of Leek, prepared to separate for the night. ''Give me the can% -while you put the gas out, George," said tho traveler. The waiter handed it to him and ex Unfinished the gas, and at the same moment all distinctly heard a step in the passage outside, It stopped at the door, and as they watched with bated breath the door creaked and slowly opened. Malcolm, with the candle ex tended, fell back open mouthed as a white, leering face with sunken eye balls and closely cropped, bullet head appeared at the opening. Leek, with a faint scream, sprang from his chair and stood by the others, breathing heavily. For a few seconds the creature stoed regarding them, blinking" in. a strange fashion at the candle then, with a sidling movement, It came a little way into the room and stood there as If be wildered. Not a man spoke or moved, bnt all watcbcC with a horrible fascination as the creature removed its dirty neck cloth and its head rolled on Its shoul der. For a minute It paused and then, holding the rag before it, moved toward Malcolm. The candle went out suddenly with a flash and a bang. There was a smell of powder, and something writhed in the darkness on the floor. There was a faint, choking cough, and then si lence. Malcolm was the .flrst to speak. "Matches!" be said In a strange voice. He took a box from his pocket and rat tled them insanely, George, who had put bis foot on something on the floor, took them from lilm and struck one. Then he leaped at the gas and a ilaine burst from the match. Malcolm touch ed the thing on the floor with his foot and found It soft. He looked at his companions. They mouthed inquiries at him, but lie shook his head. He lit the candle and, kneel ing down, examined the silent thing on the floor. Then he rose swiftly and, dipping his handkerchief in the water Jug, bent down again and grimly wiped the white face. Then he sprang back with a cry of Incredulous horror, point ing at it Leek's pistol fell to tile floor, and he shut out the sight with his bands, but the others, crowding for ward, gazed spellbound at the dead face of Hirst Before a word was spoken the door opened and Somers hastily entered the room. Ills eyes fell on the floor. "Good God!" he cried. "You didn't"— Nobody spoke. "I told him not to," ho said In a suf focating voice. "I told him not to. I told him"- Hc lenned against the wall deathly sick, put his arms out feebly and fell fainting into the traveler's nrjnu. Origin of Leap Year Proposal*. Some one asked me the other day what was tho origin of women propos ing marriage during a leap year. I looked it up, and while it may not be new to all I dare say it will interest many. In the year 1288 a statute*was published by the Scotch parliament, of which the following is copy, and is, to my mind, the origin of tho custom or idea. I do not know that it is a custom or ever was: "It ls'ordalnt that during the reign of her malst blesslt majestic, Margaret, like maiden, iadee of balth high and low estate, shall hae liberty to speak to the man she likes. Gif he refuses to take her to be his wyf, he shale be mulct In tho sum of ane hundredlty poundls or less, as his cstalt may bee, except and always gif he can make It appear that ho Is betrothit to another woman then ho shall be free." After the dear old Margaret had passed away the women became clam orous for their privileges, and to ap pease them another act of parliament allowed them the privilege every fourth year.—Bxchauge. HONEST VALUE OF AN A Ba.lncnn jlnn'H K^jipplcnpft In III. in an Ofllec AsHistnist. A business man said that he once de voted half a day to hiring a man whom ho needed in his otliee. In an swer to his advertisement a great many applicants culled. He rejected the first becansc ho would not look him in the eye. "Tho second man," said the merchant, "was armed with a double barreled recommendation from his pas tor, with testimonials as to his busi ness ability and good character but, though he looked mo in the eye, I saw that we could never hope to get along well together, and so I dismissed him. The third interested me the moment ho stepped luside the door. He was poor ly dressed, and, though his clothes were whole, they were at least two sizes too small. It was evident that his attire troubled him not the least, for he held his head high and as he ap proached my desk looked mo squarely in the eye. He said that he had no rec ommendation, that he had no business experience, but that ho was willing to do hiB best to ploaso me. In ail instant it dawned upon me that before mc was tho man that I was looking for. no had nothing to recommend him save an honest, bright eye and a pleas aut face, but that was Kullkient. I eu« gaged hinron tho snot. "Siuce then I have seen tit ta ad- Vance him over a man who had been with me three years. The latter grum bled, but there was reason for my move—the now man had proved him self worthy of promotion." Instances might be definitely multi plied of the value of an honest eye. That wonderful window of the soul, the eye, is a sure index to character. If you have it not, cultivate a bright, honest, straightforward look. It will more than repay your effort. Look up and fearlessly meet the eyes of those with whom you converse. Many a choice position has been lost through an indifferent, flinching eye, and many a coveted it ftlon lias been won through a'MliRlss, honest eye. That kind of eytrV^letter tbau a hundred recommendations.—Succ "YOUR FAKKTOS RHEUMATISM B£»®0D CURS you are not satisfied v. ilh results. This is our g-uarfvr.tcc'which is good only at our agents' ramod below. For Salo and Guaranteed Otiljr By LAWRENCE GRENIS, Manchester, Iowa. You pay 10 ccnts for Cigars not so good as LEWIS' SINGLE v«f Ky-rt 4 O" CIGAR STRAIBHT^S^ 4 F.P. LEWIS, MAN'F'R 1 PfcORIA.UL Baker's, Patent Process Steel-Cut Granulated Java Coffee Makes One-Third More Coffee Than Any Other. ('or Halo By Leading Grocorss ulscrlptive Circular Sample ami .... Free on Application. BAKER & CO., 3i2«3i4"2i6, Second St. North, Minneapolis. DELAWARE COUNTY Abstract Manchester, Iowa. ABSTRACTS. REAL ESTATE, LOANS AND CONVEYANCING. Office In First National Bank Building. Orders by mail will receive carefnl attention. We have complete copies of all records of Delaware county. ENNIS BOGGS, MANAGES. .7 V- Iff Manchester & Oneida Ry. TIME TABLE. Train No. leaves Munthttstcr at ft a'. rlv?s ut Ouolrtti at5:!Jo a.m. Connects with w.«sl boiuul C- (}. \v. No. 5 Keturtilim aws On«:ldii at u. m, arrives at Maiutlioster "at OjOsTa. Train No. •!, lt*:ives -MancMcsipr at ifi n. in «rr!vi?s at Oaritta at a. m„ COD liocts with oust hdiuul U. Ni. ft. Roturnltn: 1M»VOA Oiuihla »t 7 rn a. m'.. iinivuh at ilaiu-hestur at HslfO a. m. Train No. 6, leaves MmichCRU-r ftt 8:45 a.m., ar rives at Onchla at 1:14 a. m. Con nect# with tho uortb hound c. M.ft St. 1'., Mo. Keiuvaing leavov OneidatU 9:^0, arrives at Manchester, gfi at0:D0tt. m. Train No. 8, leaves Manchester at 2:i« i. in., ar rives at Oiiehhi at *2:40 i. m. Con nects with C. G. \\\, !so. 4, cast hound, am? No. 9, west hound. He turmng loavos Oneida ut 3:00 p. ni„ arrho at Manchester at 3:U0 p. m. rain No 30, loaves Manchester at 4:5JO n. in,» arrives at Oneida at 4: to p. ni. Con nects with south hound C. M. & St. P.. No. 21. Iteturninj leaves Oneida a--1:501).in.,arrives at Manchester S 21) p. in. JOHN L. .SULLIVAN, rtr'i (Sen. Trafllc Mananor. TnrouRii tk'KCis for aale points in North America, TIME TABLE. Main Line PassftUgcrTr&liis. WK8T ttOUXI) No 1*12:13 a No 8* !!:IB pill. No83t«:ii2 pm No 5 +8:Kla Not!3tii:05pm. MAIN LINK ..Fast Train.. Tltfo Express.. ....Clippor..., Local isx press ..Wuy Freight. ain't Teeth. Bobby—My gran'ma's so ui got a tooth in her head. Tommy—Ain't slieV Well, mebby they're in her bureau drawer, like my Aunt Tillie's is sometimes.—Philadel phia Bulletin Tronlite. The man who borrows msncy bor rows trouble. The man who lends money doesn't need to borrow trouble, —Somerville (Mass.) Journal. When sick man notices that his wife curls her hair only Just before tho doctor conies, ho is not sick enough to he dangerous.—Atchison Globe. Jict Cedar Rpds I ttouth Round and Manchester —Lrsive No.806 (i (l5p.m No *!82 8:40a.m No. sftl i:30p.m ...tPoHsonqer.. 'YftKsom tFrolgl .tFAKsengor... "ilit... No 3-t-G*l*3 & 81 liuu dallv Sunday Included' NEW SHORT LINE' ml St. Pan Illinois Centra^ between Omaha and Fort Dodge in connection with the Minneapolis and St. Louis between Fort Dodge siud Minneapolis and St. Paul, also to be inaugurated Januarys, 1U00 IS NO GOOD'9 and will be refunded to you if sfter using bait a bottle of THE I Lv. Omaha I L»v. St. Paul I 7.35 p. m. 8.00 p. in. "THE I Ar. Minneapolis Lv Minneapolis LIMITED" 7.80 a. in. £.ao p. in. Ar. St. 1'aul Ar. Omaha 8.oo a.m. s.tca. m. A fast vestibule night train, daily, carrying through Pullman sleeping car and couched. Lv. Omaha I Lv. St. Paul 7.00 a.m. o.oo a. uu "TIIK- Ar. Minneapolis 1 Lv Minneapolis EX_PltESS" 7.oo n. m. 0,30 a. m. 'Ar. St. Paul Ar. Omaha 7.80p.lii. 0.40 p.m. Fast day train, dally except Sunday, carrying throughparlor car and coaches. "The Maple Leaf Route." April is, ioo3. ''1' TJiueourd, Oneida, iowo. Chicago Special, Daily,Going Eaat.....7 Day Express dally.... Way Freightoaily ox. Sunday Guxg West, North and South. Way Frolght, daily ex-. Sunday 10:45 am Day Express daily oxceptSunday.. .. y:&ypra St Paul & Kansas City Kxp, dally ox cept Sunday a No. 18 tturl. & Davnp't. Pass S:25p No 2—Pullman sleeper, free chair car and coaches to Chicago. No. c—Pullman sleepers and through coaches to Chicago and St. Louis. No. 8—Pullman sleeper and free chair car to Chicago Dluiugcar will servo breakfast from Jolict to Chicago. Ngt.—night. MAIN LINE GOING NOKT1I 7:35 a No. 1 Minneapolis Pass Ji^am 12:05 111 No.aitocUfordPassongor... 3:80pm 12:J5 ngt NO. 5 Minneapolis Express.. ILLINOIS CENT Manchester to all ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R. NEW ORLEANS^ fnlly unique city for tho torn 1st to visit- Wlntor tourists rates ni\? In effect. Doublo dally ser vice n»«l fjjFt Ktcnmlientcd vestibule trains with through Hlei'phm care, buffet library smoking ••fir siM'vxu* and alt meals eo route In dining cars, Abh for an illustrated book on New Orleans, ar- RAKT IOA Tour of all Moilco via. vJ' the Illinois Gon ral un» t.-.Tti-.r smi'KTs ut Hie A nut lean Tnurlst As so'-jstjlon. v,ii _!e uoaliens Jauuary.2Stb, 1002. lirki'ts Include nil expense. Hallway sleeping and dlntfcijjCar, fare, hotels, carriages, ote. CALIFORNIA vcekly excursion cars through to Los Angeles ana Sun Kranclsco as lollows: via New Or leans and tho southern routo overy W ednosday from Chicago every Friday from rlnelDDatf, via Omaha and tho scenic route every Friday' night from Chicago. HAMMOND 12:90ngt 6:45 a 111 No. 13 Chicago Passenger. li:&0 No. iu Chicago Passenger. No. 1—Proo chair car and coaches to Al bert Lea. No. 6—Wide Vestlbuild Pullman Uutfet sleepers and coaehos to Minneapolis aud bt. Paul, L£COBAII DIVISION. 9:10 ni Iiecorah PassonKor. jfcPa S:20 a 10:50 am Wost Union Passenger 8:40 4:00 Docorah Freight 0:20a IOWA FALI.B DIVISION, 7:JJ0 pin ...Iowa & Minnesota Pass 9:00 am 1:00a. m..Mlnuesota & Dakota Pass..12:30 a IOWA CITV,IAVEKrOHT,liURI.. AND CLINTON. 13:05 m. Iturl. & la City Pass 3:03 7:45 m....Clin.,la City,Dvpt Pass 7:15am 7:35a liurl. S la city Pass y:40-p ••Trains uumbers 5. oj. i». 10, and Minn & Dakota Pass run dally, all other trains dally ex cept Sunday." No daily betweou Cedar Kapids aud West Liberty. JNO. U. FAItMElt, W. II. DUTTON, Gen'l Pass &Tkt Agt. Ticket A^unt Cedar itaplds lowa. ILLINOIS CENTRAL New Dining Car Service. The llllnoIs'Contral is now running llrst class cafe dining ears on trains Nos, 5 and between Dubuque and Fort Dodge, fflio eat on No 5 pervos breakfast and dinner and tlio car on No. 5 serves dinner and supper. Tills will make those trains, which now leave Manchester daily at 8.K1 a. in. west-bound for Sioux City, Sioux Falls and Intermediate pointd, and at 40 p. m. casi-boinid for Chicago aud intermediate points, more popular than ever. J. F. MKHRY. Asst. Uen. Pass. Ageut, ::ov.-4 Dubuque, la. ILLINOIS CENTRAL New J)ay-liglit Passenger Servico to uml from SIOUX FALLS The Illinois Central lu now ruunlng a ncw passenger train, daily oxcopt Suudny, on the Sioux Palls branch. Train No. iKHi taavos Sioux FUIIH at a. m. and arrives at Cherokee 12:10 p. in. Nu. 005 leaves cherokou 4:120 p. m. and arrives at Sioux Falls at 8:10 p. in. both traiuK maklug all stops in botii directions. It will bo noticed that train No. connects at Cherokee with trains for points on tho Ouawa branch, and with tho Sioux City-Chicago lix nrass for Chicago and ioicrmudiatH points, giv ing ample timo for dinner at Cherokee. Also, that the fast mail from Chicago makes connec tion at Cherokee with No. 03. »1 This new train, as well as making the local service on tho Sioux Falls branch complote, gives ail towns on the Illinois Central east of Cherokee, anew day light service to and from Khuldon, itock llupids, Sioux Falls and nil points on tho Sioux Falls branch. ,J. F. MKKHY. Asst. (Jon. Pass. Agent, yowl Dubuque, lowa. National Convention, of tho Christian Church, To bo held at Om^ha, Neb., October 10-23. For tho above occusion tbe I. It. It. will cell tickets to Omaha and re turn at a rate of one faro for the round trip, Tickets on Bale October 15, 10. and 18, good tor return until Oct. 24 witb privilege of depositing tickets on or before Oct. 24 and payment of a fee of 50 cents when same will be extended to and including Nov. 30- XL G. riEUOE, Agt' ninnd, Louisiana as winter rcmort, beautifully illustrated low er showing ii tew of tlio winter attractions um about JlaiumoiuJ.coplos of which will be mailed free.on application to .1. F. Merry, A. (i.l. A. lll.Cent.lt. It., Dubuque, Iowa. HOMESEEKERS bend to J. F. Merry, A. G. 1\ A 111. Cen, It. It., imbuuuo, Iowa, tor a free copy of a folder entitled "For llomscekers and Land Investors." it furnishes brief hut rellablo information as to the rescnurcos and possibilities of tho states of Keutticky, Tennossoo, Mississippi and Louis iana. Through "Dixie Fly- FLORIDA EAST BOUN© No2* 8:37 am No4* 8:10pm No 341*8: 55 a Ts'oGt 8* 40 pm Thro Frolght. No 00*1:45 CKJDAlt KAPlDS BUANCH. North Hound —Arrive-*— 'N0.80B 9:00 a. Ill No.385 r:3Tip.tm No.SCO l-.iH) p. All nbovo trains carry passenuers. •Daily. tDaily I2zceptSunday. H. G. P1EKCE. Station Agt. Nos 5 & ruu between Duuuquo and Albort Lea Nos. 81 & 32 run between Lylo k.nd Dubuque with connection through to Ft Dodge by train No 31. New train 4 nfalu*s same stops cast of here as No, 2 except that e#gt ot KncKford it Flops at Fast Rockford. Genoa & C'oletmin, This train is a throuuh vestlbnlu train with dining car from Omaha to Itoekford. No i! it 4 only stop at Dyorsvllle between Manchester and Du buque. Ht. Touts "to~ jatksonviUe, and^c'SSTO^to Jsicksouvillu. Koute via. Nashville. Chatta nooga and Atlanta. Illinois Central Through to florid*. BosiimlUK Monday. January c, 1903, the Illinoli Central will run a through sleopUiK car between ChicttBonnd Jacksonville, Florida, vtaNiuhvUle. Chattanooga and Atlanta. It wllllcavoChlcaxo dally at 11:10 p. m. and arrive at Jacksonville the SMOIHI moru nc. running over the celebrated "l)lxlo 1 Iyer scenic route. This Is an exten sion of Its all-the-ycar-rouud Chicago and No.h ville Bleeping car lino. Full Particulars SW'M agents of the Illinois Central, or by addretilnc tho nearest of the undersigned representatives of the Ceutnil: A. H. HANSON, (i. p. A. Chicago. III. J, F. MEBltY, A, O. P. A., Dubuque, Iowa. Train on l, O. B. R. Sioux Falls Branch Commencing July 14th a new day light train will be inaugurated on Sioox Falls Branch connecting with the main line trains iSos. 5 and 6. Leave Man*' Chester at 8.53 a. m.,' reach Sioux Falls 8.10 p. m. Leave Sioux Falls 8.25 a, m. reach Manchester at 8.40. 20 H. G. PIERCE, Agt. Illinois Central EXCURSION RATES. Excursion tickets will be sold by the Illlnola Central, to tho points, and at rates, as follows?T Fnre and one-third on Certificate Flan. iowa Falls, Iowa,—Iowa Baptist Sunday School Assembly, Aug. 2-15. Watorloo, lowa,—'Young People's Convention aud Camp meeting, Aug, 14-10. Waterloo, Iowa,—State Camp-0 MWllllfly Churches of God, Aug. 20-24. Duhuqto lotta,—Catholoo Total Abstinence Union of America, Aug. 5-11, from points wltbln miles of Dubuque. From other points the ate will be one fare. Open Rate of Fare Pins $2.00. Denver, Colorado Springs Pueblo and Glen* wood Springs, Colorado Ogdon and Salt city. Utah: Ilot Springs, Lead* Deadwood and Custer, s. Dak. Special Excursions. Tickets on sale June 1 to Si inclusive June 28 to 80 inclu sive July 14 to Si inclusive Aug. 16 to 2# and to 20 inclusive tfnd Sept. it to is tnolutlve: all tlckots limited to Oct. Si, 1003, lor return. Home-seekers'Excursion, West. Bonth and southwest, Aug. 5 and 19 Sopt, 9 and 10 Oct* iiutteJHon t.,—International Mining Congress* One Pare. Des Moines, Iowa,—Republican State Con volution, .July 30, Dubuque, Iowa,-Catholic Total Abstinence Union ot America, Aug. 5-11. On6 fare rata from poiuts more than 100 miles distant Iran Dubuque. From points within 100 miles of Du buque tho rate will be one ana one-third fare. am 41 o( For Information and tiakcts apply to C. E. Markhnjn, Agent, Oneida. B. C. R. & N. R'y. CEDAK KAPiDS TIME CAKD.'? MAIN LINK GOING KA8T AND BOUXII, Arrive Lcavo 0:'4) No. 2* Chicago Passenger....0 40 pm 10 40 am No. 4 CM. & burlt'n Pass it too am 3:iu a No. 0 Chicago & St.Louls Ex, 3:»o am 1:05 ngt No. 8 Chicago Past Express. 0tngt *Jcs Moines, lowa,-Iowa State Fair, Aug. Suit Lake city, utali.--Annual Meeting,Graod Lodge, Benevolent onu Protective Order of Elks. Aug, 12 to 14. Sun Kranclsco, Cal..—Biennial Meeting. Knights of l'ytlilas, Aug. 12 to 14. Deliver. Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Glen wornl fjjirluEs, Colorado Onden and Bait Lake City, utah Hot Hprings, Lead, Deadwood and custor, south Dakota. Special Excursions Tickets on sale June 23 to 24 inclusive: -July to 1J inclusive Aug. to 14 inclusive Aug. 2d and o, 24, and Aui limited to •V, [7 conducted^ [I •i -E •x:- aU UckeU Sct.81,1902, SO to Sept. 10 lucluslvo: for returor °r.itiformatlon us to tho exaot rates, dates of sale, limits, etc., for any of tlio above excursions, apply to the nearest Illinois Central Ticket Ageut, or address the undersigned. J. F. MEKRV Asst. uen. Pass. Agent. Dubuque, lowa. LOW-RATE-EXCURSIONS l'wlco each month, on specific date,, (he 1111 nois Central will sell at greatly reduced rata from points on its lino north of Cairo, roundtrin Iloineseekors' Excursion tickets South to ce£ tain points on or reached by its Unes in Ken tucky, Tenuesseee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Al6o to certain points West and Southwest In lowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, bouth Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Particulars of your 1111 nois Centralugonts. For a free copy of tho Homeseekers' Guide describing the advantages aud resources the houth. address J. F. Merry, A. G. P. A„ 1. C. B. It., pubuuue. lowa. For information rexard lng lands in tne famous Yazoo Valley ot Hlas- Mother Always Keep» It H*ndjr, "My mother suffered a long time from dietreBsing pains and general 1U health due primarily to indigestion," says L. VI. Spalding, Verona, Mo., "Two years ago got her to try Kodol. She grew better at once and 'now, at the age of seventy'six, eats anything she wants, remarking that she fears no bad eil'ects aB she has her bottle of Ko dol iiaudy." Don't waste time doctor ing Bjniptome. Go after the cause. If your stomach is sound your health will be good- Kodol rests tbe stomwsb aud strengthens the body by digesting your food. It is nature's own tonlo.— Smith Uros. •ap. %mki cwoago?'L""1 CommlMlou" c. a DESIGNS I TRADEMARKS 4 FREE ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY Notice In "Inventive Age Book "How to obtain Patents' Charges moderate. Nofce till aerate, no rce till patent is secured, strictly confidential^ AddreasL RS.Pateht Lawyer, Washington,!). Letters str' 'E.G.SIGGERS WM, DONNELLY, M. D. Physician and Surgeon, Proprietor or tae Ryan Drug Store. Dealer la Drugg, Stationery. Etc RYAN IOWA You Win Need a Pair of Shoes To keep your feet dry during during the wet weather this sprint We can suit you in quality and price. Also rubbers of all kinds. F. M. FOLEY RYAN, IOWA.