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The. very finest out in Men's Christinas
bhppers are the brown and dark red
Calf,
white kid lined, at
Ladies' black felt slip
pers, far trimmed, leather
sole, a big bargain at
ATTORNEYS.
O.W. DUHHAM. B, B, 8TILX8 W. O. FTOBBIS
DUNHAM, NORRIS 9TILB6.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND NOTARIES
A- Ptfblio. Speolal attention given to Oolleo
ons Insurance, Real Estate and Loan Agts.
)mco in Olty Hall Blook. Manchester, la.
O. YORAV. H. F. ARNOLD. M. J, YORAH
YORAN. ARNOLD YORAN
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, and Real Estate
tx Agents. Office over Delaware County State
Bask, Manchester, Iowa.
C. E. BB0H80N. E. M. OABB.
BRONSON CARR.
A TTORNEYS AT LAW. Speotal attention
A. given to oolleotlons. Office In Democrat
ButldlnR, Franklin Street. Manchester, Iowa.
PRKD •. BLAIR.
A TTO&NKY AT LAW. Office In theGlty HaU
^piook, Manchester, Iowa,
PHYSICIAN and Surgeon, will attend to oalla
A promptly at all hours of the day or night,
Lamont, Iowa.
J. J. LINDSAY. M« D.,
PHYSICIAN,
surgeon
and Eye Specialist,
oases ana fitting glasses
corner Main and Frank-
Office hours for eye
:00 to 8:00 p. m. Office corner Main and
tin streets.
O.O. BRADLEY,M. D. II. M. BRADLEY, M.D.
BRADLEY & BRADLEY.
PHYSICIANS
DENTISTS.
D. A. DUNHAM. 0. L. LEIGH
DUNHAM LEIGH.
Dentists.
Office in tho Adams building on
Franklin Street. Telephone 215.
C. W. DORMAN.
tlENTIST. Offloe on Franklin Street, north
of the- Globe Hotel. Manchester, Iowa.
Dental Surgery in all lis branohes. Makes
79quent visits to neighboring towns. Always
at offloe on Saturdays.
E. B. NEWCOMB.
DENTIST.aon
Office over Clark & Lawrence's
store Franklin street. Crown
Dridge work specialty. Will meet patients at
Farley Wednesday of each week. 82tf
VETERINARIAN.
DR. J. W. SCOTT,
VETERINARY Surgeon, and Dentist. 601E
Main street. Telephon 289.
MANCHESTER MARBLE WORKS
T8 prepared to furnish Qranite and Marble
A Monuments and Head Stones of various de
signs. Have the oounty right for Sipe's Pat
ent Grave Cover also dealer in Iron Fences,
Will meet all competition. StfM.
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PUBLI8HIP BVBRY WBPNtOPAY.
O. •.-BftONSON. m. M. OANR.
BRONSON & OARR.
,-v Editors and Proprietor*.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE.
yearly,Inadvanoe. II 60
.. not paid In advanoe 00
s".NOTICE.—On the slip of paper upon which
the name Is printed, appears the date to whloh
the paper is paid for, and a renewal Is always
respeotfully sollolted.
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E. T. Grassfield,
(Successor to Orassfleld Bros.)
WB FIT THE FEET. MANCHESTER, IOWA.
WX. MCINTOSH.
W. N. BO\NTON. 4. F. MOEWBK.
BOYNTON MoBWBN,
WATCHMAKERS,
Jewelers and Engravers
dealors in Watohes, Clooks, Silver and
Plated Ware, Fine Jewelry, Bpeotaoles, Cutlery,
Musloal Instruments, eto., Main street.
A. D. BROWN
ealer In furniture etc., and undertaker,
Main Street.
P. WBRKMBISTBR,
riENERAL DEALER IN FURNITURE,
VJ Coffins. Picture Frames, Eto. A oomplete
stock of Furniture and Upholstery always on
hand, at prioes that defy competition. A good
Hearse kept for attendance at funerals. Earl'
rilie, Iowa.
ALLEN A STOREY.
/"1LOTHINQ and Gents furnishing goods. Cor
ner Main and Franklin streets.
GILDNER BR08.
1LOTHING and Gents furnishing goods.
City Hall Block, Franklin Street.
B. CLARK.
iRY GOODS, Notions, Carpets. Gents Fur*
nlshlng goods, eto. Franklin Street.
QUAKER MILL CO.
ILOUB and Feed, Manufacturers of the cele
brated White Satin and White Fcarl Flour,
A. THORPE.
Pder
tinrtnvnrTiirtTi^j
Our Business Directory.
HOLLI8TER LUMBER CO.
LUMBER
and all hiiKlff of building materials,
Posts and Coal. Oornor of Delaware and
Madison streets.
TH08. T. CARKEEK.
AROHIT^T
AN1
LAWRENCE A GRBMB.
•BUGS,
Wall Paper. Stationery, l'alnu.oiu,
eto. Olty Hall block.
PETER BOARDWAY.
DEALER
AND SURUEON9. Franklin
street, Manchester, Iowa.
IN flour, foed, liay straw, Maquoke*
ts lime, stucco, and common and Atlas ce
ment. Telophone 113. Lower Frauklln St.
A. E. PETERSON.
DEADER
IN Groceries, Provisions, rock­
ery, Fruits, etc. Main Street,
m. m. PBfinOB.
JUSTICE
OF THE PEACE AND COLLECT
OB. All business entrusted to him Klveo
prompt attention. Office in City Ball Mock.
SMnnri flnnr
ALEX. 6EFSTR0M.
/1ENERAL BLACKSMITH, borsesholnK a
VT specialty. Interlerrlne and oorns cured or
no pay. Prices reasonable, and tho best of
work guaranteed A share ol the public patron
•we la solicited, Shop on Franklin street, near
tne bridge.
Business Opportunities For All.
Locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minne
sota and Missouri on the Chicago Great
Western Hallway the very beBt agri
cultural section of the United States
where farmers are prosperous and busi
ness men successful. We have a demand
for impetent men, with the necessary
cap' al, for all branches of~buBinesB.
Solue Bpecial opportunities for creamery
men and millers. Good locations for
general merchandise, hardware, harness,
hotels, banks and stockbuyers. Corres
pondence solicited. Write for Maps and
Maple Leaflets, W. T. lteed, Industrial
Agent, 604 Endicott Building, St. Paul,
Minn.
The large and increasing circulation
of The Iowa Homestead in this county
is a matter for congratulation to the
publishers and to good farming, for, of
ail the papers of its class in the coun
try, it Is easily the best and most help
ful. Its Special Farmers' Institute
editions, issued with the regular edition
the first week in each month, have been
for
yearB
E. T. GRASSFIELD,
AND SHOES of all grades and prices.
om Work and Bepalrtag given .pedal
Attention, store In City lull Blook.
OBO.
8.
LISTER.
CTARDWABE, STOVES, TINWARE, ETO.
XX Keeps a first-class tinner and does aU
kinds of repairing with neatness and dispatch.
Store opposite First National Bank, Main St.
T. P. MOONBY.
fSucoesBor to Lee Bowman 1
LAOKBMITH and Wagonmaker. Delhi,
Iowa. Work done promptly and In a work
manlike manner. Charges reasonable. Your
"Patronage solicited, tstf
RNSUBE YOUR PROPERTY
and tornadoes In the old reliable
IIIWBMOo., BBONSON AOABB, Agentl,
the admiration of all practi­
cal farmers. Written wholly by farm
ers, they are full of actual experience,
and smell of the soil. We have been
fortunate enough this season to secure
terms for The HomeBtead and its Spec
ial Farmers' Institute Editions,together
with The Poultry Farmer and The
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Journal,
four of the most valuable farm publi
cations in the country, that enable us to
offer the four in connection with our
own paper for 81.90 for the entire fiye,
one year. This is emphatically a good
thing, and no farmer in thiB county
should fail to take advantage of this
offer. For a large line of thoroughly
Eeen
HIDDBLL & CO.,
T~VRY GOODS, Carpets, Millinery, Bats and
Lf Caps, Boots and Shoes, eto.. Main St.
Manchester, Iowa.
HOPRIETOK OF KALAMITY'8 PLUN
Store aul Dealer In Clothing Boots,
Bhoes, Notions, ale. Masonlo Block Manches
ter, Iowa.
ractlcal farm reading nothing has ever
offered before that equals H, A
county paper, a farm paper, a poultry
paper, a farm insurance paper and the
Special Farmers- Isntltute, all for 81.90
Come in and order them.
CUCUMBER,
And Elder Flower Oream la the best protec
tion for tlie face from the Spring Winds, Heal*
IDS and soothing, it keeps away blaok heads and
other blemishes.
Guaranteed pure and will not grow hair on
the face.
All kinds of Hair Work done to order.
F. E. RICHARDSON,
Real Estate, Loans and
iiSP Insurance. !f||
mk ... ali
Office ovC,the Racket Store
M4°nid
iPter, Iowa.
I,lUtY.
VAgent. 1
Tuque, I»"
te£lSg^
CLFTXRKD AT TDI POSTOITIC*
ggQueen Quality
At
Patent Leather-^ .v..
Shoes for Christmas Presents.
Just received ft new stock of the Queen
Quality, Patent kid
shoes for full dress
wear, the very lat
est out, only
$3.00
stock of the Queen
"$ slippers, Chenille Em
broidered, Patent leath
er quarter, going now
at
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MANCHESTER, IOWA, AS SBCOND-CLASB XATTIR.
50c
Men's black velvet
BUILDING 8UPBBIN-
TENDENT, S. E. Comer, 8th and.Mulii st.
uubuque, Iowa.
8CHARLE8. THE TAILOR.
MKGood^Mjr„cbe
?e",aiowa°BlS
WM. DENNI8.
piAltPUJTER, CONTKACTOB & BUILDER.
1 am now prepared to do all work in my
Une in a good and workmanlike manner. Satis
faction guaranteed. Plans and estimates fur
nished. Work taken In towu or country. Shop
near the stand tower on West Side of river.
O. E. CATE8.
CITY
PHY6IOIANS.
DRAYMAN. Am prepared to t£ aft
work in my Une, Moving household goods
and pianos a specialty. All work will receive
ftrompt
A. J. WARD,
attention, A share of your patronase
solicited, charges fight. Give your draylnic
to a man who nas come to stay.
n" Zr^W^l
So far BB the shipping subsidy bill is
concerned It may be said that the peo
ple are already paying as many subsid
ies as they care to endorse, and the com
mercial pirates of the nation may stretch
patience to the breaking point. There
Is nothing In morals that compels an
intelligent people to stand and be loot
ed when they know they have the
strenght to exterminate the robbers.—
Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Democrats and Subsidy.
West of-the Alleghanies the woods
are full of republicans who are utterly
opposed to the scheme for taking money
out of the national treasury and bestow
tng it upon men who without any sub
sidy are prepared to invest Bcores of
millions in foreign-built ships.
They did not have an opportunity to
vote on the subject last month, as the
party bosses took good care to keep it
out of the platforms, but they assumed
that their representatives would represnt
them in this matter and not put them
under obligation to contribute 8180,000,
000, more or less, to the further enrich
ment of the MorganB and the Gris
coms.
What do they think of the situation
now They see their representative al
most to a man standing in with the
Hannas and I'ayneB, with no hope of
defeating the most brazen grab on re
cord save in the democrats.
How long will it take our western re
publicans in the ranks to learn that
their representatives do not represent
tffem, but the men who contribute most
to the party treasury
How long will it take them to find
out that if they wish to protect the
treasury against subsidy raiders and If
they wish to deprive monopoly of HB
tariff shelter they must cut loose -from
their republican bosses and employ as
their agent for euch purposes a party
which does not depend for its very ex
istence upon tLe sheltered monopolists
and the shameless subsidy beggars.—
Chicago Chronicle.
Tne Penitentiary Cure.
"Taking advantage of heavy receipts,
the packers have worked in harmony
and depressed the market. For the
past three weeks they have maneuvered
to secure low-priced hogs to fill their
sales of January products. Two weekB
ago, for several days, there was no buy
ing of stock by the packers. All the
pens In the yards were full and the re
port spread that the market was de
moralized. When the shippers were
becoming desperate, the packers linally
stepped In and purchased their regnlar
supplies at much reduced prices. The
houses ran at their utmost capacity for
a couple of days, and then there was
another simultaneous unwillingness to
purchase. Prices went still lower, and
the packers again purchased."
The above excerpt was taken from
the market reports of a Chicago news
paper. It might easily be duplicated
from the market columns of almost any
Chicago newspaper of the past several
weeks.
It is as plain as the lioman nose on a
man's face that the big packers of Chi
cago are acting, and have been acting,
in conjunction. In other words, these
packers are dally violating the injunc
tion filed against them in the federal
courts.
And in the meantime there Is no de
cline in the retail prlceB of meats. And
no explanation is vouchaabed. When
Attorney General Knox filed his plead
IngB
in the case of the United States
against the big combine elaborate ex
planation was made respecting the high
price of beef and pork. The reason al
leged was the scarcity of feed and of
cattle and hogs.
The' condition at that time made the
plea plausible.
But conditions have changed. There
is abundance of feed. Barring a few
eectionB where the corn is Boft, the
country has the greatest wop in the his
tory. And there is no scncity of cattle
or
hogB.
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It is easy to prove this latter
assertion from recent Chicago market
reports. Several times recently word
has been sent out that the supply of live
stock exceeded the demand,
The crux of the matter is this:
There is a beef trust and it la
robbing the people with both its greedy
hands.
With one hand it maneuvers the mar
kets to depress normal
priceB,
and with
the other it monopolizes the meat sell
ing of the country an^ manipulate
prices to the consumer, mulcting the
people.
The beef trust IB the .meanest trust
extant. Dealing in a necessity of life, it
adopts the methods of the highwayman,
save only that it robs by proxy, and
where the ordinary
.Btand-and-deliver
selects a single victim, these robbera
hold up an entire people. The trusts
takes meat from the mouth of labor
and filches the puny purees of a million
poor.
The beef trust is meaner than the
Standard Oil monopoly. While the
latter monopolizes supply and controls
production, It d'oee not raise the price of
Its product to the consumer.
.Robin Hood robbed the rich and gave
to the poor. The beat trusts robB both
rich and poor and gives to none.
It robs by stealth and strategy and
denieB its theft on oath!
The fact is, the Sherman anti-truBt
law as It is "enforced" is a fraud.
N
MBS. O. B. BATON.
Over Harness Store, Main Street.
13tf Manchester, Iowa.
There is a provision in that law call
ing for criminal prosecution.
Why is it never Invoked
These millionaire packers with their
able lawyers care nothing for injunc
tions or. for civil proceedure.
Let the government institute criminal
proc66diDgB find show this gentry tho
open door of the penitentiary?
And if the anti-trust law needs
strengthening along thiB point it should
be done .by congress this winter.
Constitutional aiu&:dcents are too
slow.
Put one of these offenders agafcst
the law in the penitentiary and there
will be no more illegal combines of this
kind.—Des MoineaWs.
s^K-K^t
Ingratitute.
A Sansklrt Fable.
A holy hermit rescued once a mouse
A Huvafie bird had seized for pray
And kept the Uttle rodent in his house,
And fed It from hla table day by day.
Soon SOCIUR how a cat*the mouse distressed,
And moved In pity for his pet thereat,
The saint, with power of miracles possessed,
Transformed nts protege into a cat.
itutnow the mouse, or rather cat Instead,
Of every cur was quite as much afraid.
Whereon the saint, to end tho feline's dread.
Wrought a now charm, and puss a dog was
made.
Again his change is filled with doep alarm.
Tho beasts of prey that roam the forest
through
Will surely some time do It cruel harm,
A further change—the dog a tiger grew.
Now hear ihe soquel, you, and liecd it well
This creature with an lugrate'a heart within,
O'erheard his guardian once another tell
How ho (the tiger) first a mouse had been.
Chagrined that any one his past should know,
And so give honor to his human friend,
lie foully purposed by a sudden blow
Ills savior's life to take and body rend.
"For thought he. "If this man bo only killed
Twill atop his praMng of my former state
All. too. will be with foar and reverence filled
That I should conquer one so wise and groat."
With such resolves tho hermit's haunt he sought.
Drew near to nprlug, when, warned through
mystic lore.
Ills master read the truth, and quick as thought
The thankless tiger was a mouso once more.
A noble moral, easily coostrucd,
Llos 'neath tills story's superficial sense—
What viler Is than base logratitude-
Or surer of a speedy recompou e°
HONORS FOR IOWA.
Students Win Spoor Trophy and Every Flrit
l'rlje in Slock JmltilneContost Overall United
states end Canada. College Livestock Won
Grand Championship Prizes, Having Grand
Champion Steer. Grand Champion Herd and
First Price on Carcasses. The Greatest
Itecord Ever Made by Any Institution or Firm.
At the recent International Live
Stock Show held In Chicago from Nov.
29th to Dec. Gth, the showing made by
the Iowa State College of Agriculture
and Mechanic Arts in the Student Judg
ing Contest and in the live stock exhi
bits has already attracted world wide
attention. The student judging contest
was open to students from all the agri
cultural colleges of the United States
and Canada aud to farmers sons under
25 years of age. The contest
waB
keen containing representatives of all
the leading colleges and some 40 bright
farmer boys. Students from the Iowa
College won every first prize and the
8700 Spoor trophy champlopship prize.
In no instance did any of the farmer'B
sons do as good work as was done by
the
boyB
from the colleges which em­
phasizes the value of college training.
Steere from the college won first In
open classes over all comers, the grand
champion and reserve grand champion
honors in two-year-old class, the grand
champion heard over ail breeds, and
Shamrock, a two-year-old Angus won
the grand championship prize over all
breeds and all ages. These steers were
purchased In Iowa feed lots at beef
prices, "Shamrock" costing five cents
per pound, and sold at auction in Chi
cago for fifty six cents per pound. Col
lege swine won every first Bhown for
and grand championship honors. The
college cattle, sheep and swine .won first
prize for the BPBt'dlsplay of fat stock.
Seed Corn for the Soft Corn Country,
From letters which we are receiving
from week to week, we fear that some
of our readers in the northern part ot
our territory are liable to make a mis
take in selecting seed corn tor next
year. During the last three or four
years, perhaps more, they have been
aiming to get too large a variety of corn
for that latitude, buying a great deal of
the seed from sections too far south,
and aiming to get too large a yield
without keeping a weather eye out BB
to the probability of Its maturing. To
this must be attributed a good deal of
the loss from soft corn this year.
Early last spring we urged our readers
to grow a few acres of such varieties as
Sibley's Pride of the North, Longfel
low's Yellow Dent, and Earliest Wis
consin, and corn of that type, simply to
have some early feed for bogs and thus
save them from buying old corn at the
high prices prevailing. These varieties
of corn all matured this year and the
danger is that farmers will go to the
other extreme and get varieties of corn
that will mature too early next year and
lose two or three week's time. ThiB
would be a mistake in the other direc
tion.
For example, a Ciay county, Iowa,
subscriber bou bt Longfellow's Dent
from Des Moines last year which ma
tured away ahead of anything he had
and he now wants to know if he had
better plant of that variety next year,
lie tells UB that Borne of his neighbors
have contracted with an Iowa county
Wisconsin, grower to furniBh kiln dried
seed and wantB to know if It wonld be
safe to plant that.
Covering this entire line of inquiry,
permit us to say that the farmer should
grow as large a variety of corn as will
mature in his latitude in the ordinary
year and every year plant some of the
varieties that will mature in any sea
Bon,
for the purpose of getting early
feed. These early varieties will fail
short of the larger ones some ten or fif
teen bushels per acre, but even then it
pays to grow a few acreB. It 1B always
best to get seed corn as nearly as possi
ble on tbe same latitude, or, to be more
correct, on the same isothermal lines
or lines of equal beat, which do not al'
ways correspond to latitude, elevation,
or the height of tbe country above the
Bea
level being a determining factor
rnuA.n ...:11 E
uvsvitutuiug xauwr.
I There will be some dilllculty in get
ting good seed in this northern section
next year, There will be no difficulty,
whatever, In procuring all the seed corn
a man wants in the latitude of the
southern half of Iowa. It is well, there
fore, that farmers are thinking over this
matter now. If they have com of the
usual varieties grown on their own
farms which
haB
been selected in tbe
usual way and fire dried, not kiln dried,
they should not think of buying else
where unless they are sure of getting
something better. That northorn coun
try, and by this we mean northern
Iowa, northern Illinois, Wisconsin, and
Minnesota IB in great need of thorough*
ly scientific, up-to-date seed corn breed
ers and the farmer who will turn bis
attention to growing Beed corn, proper
ly caring for it, and selling it in the ear,
can make plenty of money in the next
three of four years, for rest assured that
there will be more Improvement in seed
corn in the next four or five years all
over the west than there has been in the
last hfty.
The corn breeders of Illinois have
aroused public attention SB to the type
of corn that can be grown most profit
ably. That is one question. A closely
related one is the varieties of corn ap
proximating
thiB
general type as close­
ly as possible that should be grown in a'
particular elevation. We would .advise
our readers to get the beet bred corn
they can of the dent types as nearly as
possible OA their own latitudes.—Wa%
face'fl Farmer
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MANCHESTER, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17. 1902.
FAMOUS ILLUSIONS.
SOME SECRETS OF PROFESSIONAL
CONJURERS REVEALED.
How the Mynterica Arc Destroyed
and tlic Tricks Sliorn of Their
Charm by a Peep ut the Mcclinnlam
llehiad the Section.
A behind tho secnes view of the fa
tuous illusions with which conjurors
have mystified and delighted genera
tion after generation has peculiar fasci
nations. There are few of us who
value our own childish illusions so
highly that we will not part with them
for the fun of seeing how wo have been
fooled.
Here are examples of some of the
best known tricks:
The box trick is as clever as well
known and as old as any. A heavy,
brass bound chest is exhibited. An as
sistant is placed in a large canvas bag,
the mouth of which is securely fas
tened, and the bag is placed in tho
chest, which is locked and roped.
The box Is concealed for a few sec
onds, and when it is revealed the occu
pant is sitting upon it, the closed and
sealed bag beside him. The cords and
seals on the box are intact.
This astonishing feat is accomplished
thus: The occupant of the bag lias in
serted a wooden plug in the mouth
while the tying is being done. When
tho chest is locked, he pulls it out, slips
out his hand, pulls off the cords, gets
out and replaces the cords over the top
of the sack.
By the time the chest is roped he is
free. The chest has a secret opening,
usually at the end, aud while it is hid
den he crawls out. A slim man is
usually employed to do the trick.
The vanity fair trick is one of the
most baffling in the repertory of tbe
black art. A woman stands beforo a
large mirror about ten feet high and
placed in a heavy frame. About three
feet from the lloor is a small shelf
placed against the mirror, the bottom
of which la about eighteen Inches from
the floor. The glass having been duly
inspected, the young woman mounts
the shelf. She then turns to arrange
her hair by the mirror. She is asked to
face the audience, but again and again
turns tier back* hence the name of the
trick.
very
Finally, iosing patience, the perform
er thrusts a small screen in front of
her, fires a pistol at the spot where
she was Btanding, snatched away the
screen, and she has vanished.
The top, bottom and sides of tho mir
ror have been in view all the time and
only ttic center has been hidden for a
few seconds.
The secret lies in the fact that the
lower part of the mirror Is made
double, the bottom of the upper part
being* f?aceaJed by a sooond cb*iet of
silvered glass placed in front of it.
The shelf fits against the line of
junction, and enables the mirror to be
examined by the audience. As soon as
the screen is placed the mirror slides
up about a foot into the top of the
frame. The bottom of this mirror is
cut away in the middle, leaving a hole
about eighteen inches square, which
was previously concealed from view
by the double glass at the base.
Through this hole tho lady Instantly
slips, and escapes by a board which
has been pushed forward from behind
the scenes while the vanity fair by
play was going on. Tho glass then
slides down again, the screen is re
moved, and the mirror appears Just
as solid as it was before.
Another of the most astounding feats
of modern magic is that of making a
person or object apparently float in the
air. A couple of ordinary chairs are
placed on the stage—well toward tho
back, which is draped with black cloth
—aud upon these is laid a broad, thick
plank. A young lady Is then intro
duced aud is assisted to place herself
in a recumbent position on the plank.
lie then draws aside the chairs, and
the piauk, with the lady on it, remains
apparently suspended in the air. To
prove that the plank is not supported,
tbe exhibitor takes a large hoop and
passes It backward and forward over
and around the plank.
Yet there Is au attachment. As soon
as the lady is placed in position on
tbe board a carriage, placed behind the
black curtain and supporting a strong
Iron bar twice bent upon itself, is
pushed forward by an assistant so that
the iron bur, which is covered with
black cloth, conies out through a slit
In tho curtain while the exhibitor is
pretending to mesmerize tho lady. The
bar has at its end a very strong clip,
and the performer, while making his
hypnotic passes, guides this on to the
board. The chairs aro then removed,
and the board remains suspended by
the Invisible iron bar.
The hoop is passed along from one
end until it reaches the bend where
the bar passes through the curtain.
The performer passes it round tho cud
of the board and himself walks be
hind, passing the ring along in the op
posite direction. Next it is brought
back again, and the effect is such that
the average spectator is convinced that
the hoop has really been passed oyer
the lady and the board from end to
end.
Another very effective illusion, ar
ranged upon the same principle, shows
the head and bust of a lady supported
on a threo legged stool resting on a
small table. One can apparently see
not only between the legs of the tablo
to tho back of the stage, but through
the space between the stool aud the ta
ble.
In this caso the three legged stool is
arranged with mirrors precisely as in
the tripod illusiou, but the table, which
has four legs, is managed differently.
A largo mirror is placed diagonally un
der the table, joiuing to opposite legs.
Thus the spectators really only sees
three of the legs, the fourth bclug sim
ply tho reflection of the first—New
York World.
COOKING HINTS.
Chocolate is greatly improved by
adding a teaspoonful of strong coffee
just before serving.
In adding flour to gravies, always
use a flour dredger and there will bo
no lumps in the gravy.
Some housekeepers vary the flavor of
potato salad by boiling the potatoes for
it in stock, or, If it Is more convenient,
in t'le soup kettle.
In rslng sour milk the proportion for
gjjgeiCg-aftl .hisculta-, Sftfea,ot almogt
ISllSilflit
Democrat.
any lou£li or halter IS OIK* TMSPOUN UI
baking sodn to two cups s-otir null
If uiukiii^ 11 m'lalin tion a hot
or a wet day, mill 11 lutlu inoro gelatin
tlinn llie reeipe ri'ipiin'S, half as milch
again If yon wish to mold fruit into
tlie jelly.
Eggs a la riinljiote is made by boil
ing egps three a ml a hall minutes, roll
In lieaton and line bread crumbs,
fry in deep fat when brown, drain 011
paper, garnish with parsley and serve
with ramgotu sauce.
To make a small shortcake take a
pint of pastry Hour, rub 111 lard the size
of 1111 egg, teaspoonful cream of tartar,
half teaspoonful soila, salt, anil mix
with sweet milk. Bake iu quick oven,
split and butter and add fruit.
A GOOD PRESCRIPTION.
taniclitcr na Stomitrh Cure nn«l (in
Aid to Hrnltli,
Worry Is but one of tho many forma
of fear, so that worry tends to the
production of indigestion. Indigestion
tends to put the body of the subject in
a condition that favors worry. There
is thus established a vicious circle
which tends to perpetuate Itself, each
element augmenting tbe other.
It is necessary to secure a cheerful,
wholesome atmosphere for the dys
peptic. lie should eat his meals at 11
table where tliere Is good fellowship
and where funny stories are told. He
should himself make a great effort to
contribute his share of tills at the table,
oven if It be necessary, as It was In one
case under my care, for him to solemn
ly and seriously collect funny para
graphs from the press, und at first In
terject them spasmodically during lulls
iu the conversation at the table. The
very effort^ and determination of the
man to correct his own silent habits at
table, to correct his feelings of dis
couragement and worry, wero I11 them
selves a promise of success. The ef
fort made was adequate to the obsta
cles to be overcome, lie succeeded, and
the spectacle of that man trying to
be funny at table when lie felt thor
oughly discouraged and blue is one we
shall never forget.
Laughing is iu itself also a useful
exercise from the standpoint of diges
tion. It stirs up all the abdominal
organs, it increases tho circulation of
the blood, it increases peristalsis, it in
creases the secretion of gastric juices.
Five minutes' deliberate laughing after
each meal would be an excellent pre
scription for some people.—Family Doc
tor.
THE BIRTH OF JAPAN.
Cttrloas Li'Rcnil of the Crcatlou
Handed Down by the Jaimuewe.
The following is the curious legend
of tho creation as It Is told in Japan:
Clouds formed tho bridge on which
onco god Yzanaghi and his spouse
Yzanuma stood pondering on the rid
dle of existence, whether the begin
nings of worlds and the beginnings of
life lay slumbering in that sea of
chaos. Yzanaghi, apparently more en
terprising than philosophically in
clined, seized his shimmering spear
and plunged It into tho black and
seething Hood. Pulling it up again, he
discovered seven salt drops on its dia
mond point, which, dropping, con
densed and formed the Islaud of Cuso
koroslma.
Thereupon Yzanaghi and his spouse
selected the spot of earth whlcll had
thus been created as their permanent
dwelling place and peopled it with in
numerable geuli of animal and plant
life and spirits of the elements. And
around this "palace of immortality"
rose eight other islands—Awadsi, the
Island of foam the mountainous Cho,
Yamato, blessed with fruit Yyo, un
surpassed in its beauty the qulnquan
gular Tsikousi, Sado, rich iu copper
and gold Yki, one of the pillars of
heaven, and Oko, surrounded by three
satellites.
Such was the birth of Japan, of that
curious land of Fusiyania, with its
amlablo population of artist artisans,
its graceful teahouses, Its glistening
silks, Its grotesque dwarf trees, Its
white cranes and dreamy lotus ponds.
—Harper's Magazine.
Tho Tired Foot.
A lady was watching a potter at his
work whose one foot was kept with a
"never slackening speed turning his
swift wheel round" while the other
rested patiently on the ground. When
the lady said to him In sympathizing
tone, "How tired your foot must be!"
the man raised his eyes and said: "No,
ma'am it isn't the foot that works
that's tired. It's the foot that stands.
That's it"
If you want to keep your strength,
use it. If you want to get tired, do
nothing. As a matter of fact, we all
know that the last man to give a help
ing hand to any new undertaking Is
the mau who has plenty of time on his
hands. It Is the man and woman who
are doing the most who are always
willing to do a little more."—Philadel
phia Ledger.
The Mnn and the Wave.
Once upon a time a man was telling
a tale of woe that unveiled his matri
monial experience.
"It was all on accouut of a little
dainty handkerchief," he said. "The
llrst time that 1 saw the girl and be
foro we had been introduced she waved
that bit of lace at me, and I was car
ried away. It was a fall In love and
then matrimony. But, alas, that deli
cate handkerchief was no index to the
girl's nature, and I found myself
wrecked on the sea of matrimony."
Moral.—A mau may be carried away
by a wave and wrecked without going
near the water.—Now York Herald.
Wanted Lower Key.
Spatts—My love, I wish you would
alter the key of your voice.
Mrs. Spatts—What's the matter with
it?
Spatts—Oh, nothing only from the
expression of Eliza Jane's face after
our recent argument I'm certain it
fits every keyhole in tho house.—Town
aud Couutry.
Supcratltlou,
Parson (visiting prison)—Why are
fou here, my misguided friend?
Prisoner—I'm the victim of the un
lucky No. 13.
Parson—Indeed! How's that?
Prisoner—Twelve jurors nnd one
Judge.—Chicago News.
Diamonds are .worth $300,000,000,.*-,
ton. Remember this andjon't,-
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NO. 51.
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Just what you^want,
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Ranges and heating stoves
Razors and knives,
Carvers and shears,
Tools and utensils.
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CHRISTMAS FURNITURE! 3
All The New —S'
and Up-to-Date
Styles.
Our stovo is -S
public institu
tion. You don't
have to buy when
you come here.
Come to look and
we'll thank you
for it. We trust
to the QUALITY
of our Furniture,
mid our LOW
PRICES to so- -g
cure nnd retain
your patronage.
See Our
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PRACTICAL
PRESENTS.
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FRANKLIN STREET.
Burnt Wood Novelties,
Pictures, Frames, Collar nnd Cuff Boxes, Necktio Boxes, Nut
Bowls, Etc,
with Sterling Silver Mountings, Brushes, Mirrors
Xmas Slippers are Always a
Suitable Holiday Present.
Our ladies' black or green felt
Juliet, fur trimmed, at
are the best.
Ladies' black or re^^tin slippers, flannel
lined, the finest thin£" made for a cozy even
ing at home. We sell them
at
Men's felt slippers at.
Men's leather slippers in tan, wine or black
at popular prices. Look them over.
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Wave Crest Ware,
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Jewell Cases, Bon Bou Dislies,
Ping Pong, Carrom and Archereua, Flinch,. IgJ
Fancy Perfumes, Books, Bibles and Prayer
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and many articles too numerous to menY n. Call in
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