OFFICIAL PAPER OF COUNTY AND OITY.
WEDNESDAY, DEO. 17, 1802.
—The Manchester Creamery will pay
Us patrons for December milk the
Saturday before Christmas.
—M. X. B. Richmond shipped a car
load of cattle and a car load of hogs to
Chicago over the M. & O. last week.
—Mr. and MtB. JameB Hood, of Onei
da, have moved their household effects
to this city and will become perma
nent residents here.
—There will be a special meeting of
the Rathbone Sisters this Wednesday
evening. Important business. By or
der of J3eroice Blake, M. £. S.
—JUenj. Brown is at home from a trip
to Illinois where he purchased a farm
at Crystal Lake in-McHenry Co. He
intends moving there in the spring.
—The flrst patient to be sent from this
county to an inebriate asylum was Paul
Rlmmer, of Delhi, who WHS sentenced
laBt Monday by Judge Blair to three
years at the asylum at Cherokee.
—Mrs, .N. J. Wolcott has returned
from an absence of nearly two months,
visiting a brother in New York, another
in Dubuque, and the families of Her
bert Congar and Harry Wolcott in Mil
—Hon. U. W. Dunham and wife re
turned home from Chicago Wednesday.
Mt. Dunham, had been in the south
two weeks on business connected with
the flatchie River Lumber Co., and on
his return was joined at Chicago by tils
—The K. L. 6.P. will meet in the G.
A. R. Hall at 7:30 p. m., Monday, Dec.
22nd. There will be reports from
ofllcere, as to the work of the past year
to come. We hope every member who
has an interest in the success of the
order, will be there and help in the
—The Forty-eight annual session of
thq Iowa State Teachers association
wilt be held, at Dei Moines, la., Dec. 30
to Jan. 2 Inclusive: Many of the most
prominent educators of the state are on
the program and the meeting will
undoubtedly prove an exceptionally In
—Carhart & Nye brought In a change
of ad too late for this issue In which
they wish to call the attention of the
Democrat readers to something new in
the wringer line. Those In need of
wringer will do well to call on the above
Arm and Investigate the merits of the
—At the regular meeting of the Wood
men Lodge held last Tuesday evening
the following officers were elected:
Counsel, 11. J. Lawman Advisor, John
Anderson Banker, John McEwen,
Clerk, Gus Miller Watchman, William
Jmrey Sentry, J. W. Barker Manager
for three yeare, fj. J. Llllibridge Phy
sicians, Lawrence. Triem and Lindsay.
—The.-people of Delaware county are
very much worked up over the two
casesof smallpox that have developed
In Manchester. That is always the
CBB6 with the first experience. Later on
tbey will pay little attention to such a
thing. Modern science, combined with
isolation, has robbed smallpox of its
terrors. It is now recognized a
disease not necessarily dangeroue, and
one that is easily handled.—Indepen
dence Bulletin Journal.
—Next Sunday evening the choir of
-rJf the First Congregational church will
alng Dudley Buck's Christmas cantata
"The Coming of the King," written
for solo voices, chorus and organ. The
chorus will consist of thlrty-Uve voices,
comprising the best singers in the city,
Miss Mary Gllssendorf will preside at
the organ. The solo parts will be sung
by Mrs. M. J. Yoran, Mrs. H. L. Rann
Messrs Noble Arnold, E. B. Stiles and
A. D. Brown. The recital will com
raence promptly at 7:30 o'clock, and all
who attend are urged to be In their
seats by that time.—Herald.
~l$dgar McUloud and Miss Asenath
Falconer were united In marriage Wed
nesday afternoon at the home of the
bride's parents at Silver Creek. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. C.
Taylor, of Manchester, In the presence
of two hundred invited guests, The
wedding march was played by Miss
tiarnet Falconer, a sister of the bride,
and the couple stood during the cere
mony beneath an arch of white lace
trimmed with ferns, smilax and chry
santhemums. The bride appeared in
becoming gown of lavender lawns-down
trimmed in white lace and applique,
tbe groom being dressed in the usual
black. After the ceremony the con
gratulatlons of the assembled company
were bestowed upon the happy couple,
end all did justice to a bount
eous wedding feast. The bride 1b the
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Ohas. Falconer and IB a young lady
Irreproachable character, a pleasing dis
position and her friends are legion,
Tbe groom la the youngest son of Mr,
And Mrs. E. E. McCloud and is held
the highest esteem by all his acquaint
ance. He is honest and industriousnnd
without doubt will make a model hus
band. Their many friends will hope
•that their married life will be a contln-
AOUB one of bapplnesB and prosperity.
iphn Mertz is at home from Le
banon, S. D.
orris Iletberington is at home
an extended visit in the weat.
—Miss Nellie Magill of Clinton, 111.,
the guest of relatives and frlenda in
—Mrs. M. F. Cunningham and chil
dren, ABB and Olive, have returned
—Mr. and Mrs. Alva Johnson of Du
buque were Manchester visitors, the
ilrst of the week.
—Misa Eva llowley was a Waterloo
visitor over Sunday.
—John Cook end son, of HopklntOD,
were Manchester visitors Saturday.
—Will S. Scanlan came home from
Toledo Wednesday for the holidays.
—Dr. and Mrs. 11. M. Bradley are the
parents of a baby girl bora Saturday.
—Mr. and Mrs. li. F. Miles are the
parents of a baby girl born Wednseday.
—James Coleman returned Monday
from a visit with his mother lu Dakota.
—D. K. Uiddell, of Decatur, III., was
a Manchester visitor part of last week.
—Lemeul Allen, of Strawberry
Point, was a Manchester visitor Satur
—W. N. Wolcott departed Wednes
day for Florida where he will spend
.—R. A. llomans, of Dennison, la.,
W the gnest of relatives and friends
tnlhis city lltmiiay.
"•"-•Hagun Clfla, shipped 0 cars of steers
to Chicago last week. Will Hogan had
charge of the shipment.
A man from his chin down is worth
dollar a day the value of a man from
his chin up iB unlimited.
-Misses Edith and Mertie Wells
come home on the 18th inst. from Cor
nell to spend the holidays.
Fred J. McUee of Fremont, Ne
braska, visited relatives here Sunday
while en route from Chicago.
—Jos. Hutchinson and li. R. Robin
son have gone to Kansas City to buy
corn for shipment to this county.
—"Happy Hooligan" will be at Cen
tral Opera house next Saturday even
ing. See notice in another column.
"A. Hoosier Daisy" was presented
to an appreciative audience at the
Central Opera House last Wednesday
Dr. H. A. DIttmer and family are
expected to return soon from Chicago,
where he has been taking a post-gradu
—Ned Hoyt, accompanied by bis
grandmother, Mrs. A. R. Loomis, ar
rived home Monday from Los Angeles,
—Harlo Newcomb.returned Wednes
day from Platte, South Dakota, where
has been engaged aa carpenter for
the past four months.
—The Woman'B Home Missionary
Society of the M, E. church will meet
the home of Mrs. Geo. Miller,
Wednesday, Dec. 17th, at 2:30 p. m.
Dr. G. E. Boyce requests UB to an
nounce that he will make hie regular
viBltB to this city every six weeks In
stead of two months aa has been his
—Ed. Armherst Ott, the third num
ber of the lecture course, will be at the
City Hall Saturday evening when he
will deliver his lecture on Sour Grapes.
All should turn out and hear him.
Henry Armttage of Earlville was a
business visitor to this city last Thurr
day. While here he had his name enroll
on the Democrat's subscription list
and took home with him one of its nice
—J. R. Toogood has a new govern
ment thermometer that records the
lowest point reaohed by it during the
night. The lowest temperature reach
ed during the night is poBted In the
the window every morning.
Miss Olive Stanton, a former resi
dent of this city, died at Cedar Rapids
Thursday and the remains were brought
to this city Saturday and interred by the
aide of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.
Stanton. The deceased was 28 years
—At the post office in this city, there
are unclaimed letters addressed to the
following persons. Mrs. Pauline Mar
tain, Misses Jennie Smith,'Lizzie Little,
Mable Boyd, Rev. C. L. Young, Messrs.
F. WiBhard, A. S. Schellerman, Col
—Among those from out of town
who attended the funeral of Mrs. Bethel
last Thursday, were Hon. J. B. Powers,
Dubuque, Mr.' and Mrs. Campbell, of
Independence, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Limbach and Mr. and Mrs. James Mil
lard, of Dyersvllle.
Alice, the three year old daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Oran Pierce of Prairie
township, was seriously burned last
Tuesday by falling into a pail of boiling
water. At first her injuries were
thought to be fatal but later reports
give her recovery as assured.
—Marriage licenses have been issued
by Clerk Georgen during the paBt week
Charles F. Suhanbeck and Lulu A.
Barre William Reynolds and Calista
Carter Dick T. Broers and Iiolda M,
Glanz Herman D. Holland and Elvlna
Brockmeyer Francis W. Dickison and
Eva L. Bisgrove.
—Mrs. Pelia Gates died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. .B. Rutherford,
Friday, at the advanced age of 80 years.
Mrs. Gates has many friends who ex
tend their sympathy to the bereaved re
latives. The funeral was held from
the Rutherford residence on North
Franklin street, Sunday, Rev. H. O.
—The Des MolneB Daily News pre
dicts that the price of milk to consumers
In cities and towns will soon be advanc
ed to 8% cents. In many places the
dairymen are unable to obtain sufficient
milk to supply their cuBtomers. The
lack of nutriment In the hay owing to
Injury from excessive moisture last
summer Is given as a cause of the short
age the milk production. The dealers
in this city are as yet supplying their
customers at 0 cents per quart.
Notice the change in Denton & Ward's
Read Finch & Lillibrldge's holiday
announcement in this issue.
For list of useful and practical Holi
day gifts see the Racket store'B adver
Don't fail to read W. N. Boynton'g
new ad in another column of this
Dr. Boyce, the eye specialist, will be
at the Hotel Clarence, Dec. 30th, one
Another carload of New York apples
has juBt been received at Harry Stewart's
Gildner Bros, extend a general Invi
tation to make their' store head-quart
ers for holiday goods.
'What Is the real thing now in vogue
in line of men's vests Scharies, the
tailor, answers the question.
If you contemplate a trip to Califor
nia, the ad, under the title of the Rock
Island system, will interest you.
The Delaware Co. State Bank makes
a very oreditable showing in Its state
ment In this Issue of the Democrat.
Gressfleld has received a new* line of
Queen Quality Patent leather shoes,and
felt and Ooze calf slippers for the holi
Further Information Is given in
this issue In relation to the LadleB
dressmaking school, under the heading
of "The Cutting School."
A perusal of the statement of the
Masonville Savings Bank,in this isBue
of the Democrat will convince you tbut
it is on a sound financial basis.
"Xmas slippers are always a suitable
holiday present" truly say Kinne &
Madden in their announcement this
week, which see for particular.
The assortment of holiday goods at
Anders & Philipp Is too large to specify
in this notice and therefore the reader
isrefered to their new advertisement
for that information.
On and after January 1st, the Excelsior
Steam Laundry announces, that a neat
12 inch ruler will be given (as long UB
the supply lasts) to every child who
brings a package of laundry to it.
Burton Clark makes it a rule not to
carry over to another season a single
ladies' garment, and announces that the
annual clearance sale of cloaks at great*
ly reduced prices is now on at his store.
Of the seventeen law cases noticed
for trial to a jury fourteen of them were
disposed of up to three o'clock yesterday
afternoon without the aid of a jury.
Judge Blair has made the following
assignment of jury cases for trial this
Angela Willenberg vs Barney Naber.
W. S. Marshall VB Chas Arbuckle.
Alex Kenny vs H. A chen.
State vs Leibe.
Sanford Lyman haB been appointed
bailiff to assist Sheriff Fishel during
The indications now are that ail jury
caseB for trial this term will be disposed
of this week,
Small Boy Gets Hand In Feed Grinder.
On Wednesday, Bhortly before noon,
the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Smith, who reside two miles south-weBt
of this city, had his left hand crippled.
The little fellow was helping bis father
grind feed, Bnd like all other boys, not
Beeing any danger with machinery, got
biB hand caught in the grinder and
severed tLree fingers from the little
band and also crushing the thumb and
little finger so that they too had to be
amputated at the first joint. Drs. C.
C. and H. M. Bradley were sum
moned to dress the wound.
Ladies Bazar at Masonville.
TheladieB of the M. E. Aid Society,
of Masonville, will hold a Bazar on
Saturday afternoon and evening, Dec.
20. The ladies have worked hard for
this and we hope all will feel an Interest
to turn out and give them a lift. As
there is no suitable hall for this, Mrs.
Griffin will open the hotel for the pur
pose. Supper will be served from four
until seven o'clock. This supper will
be weil worth your money, as chicken
pie, roaBt chicken and fries are on the
bill of fare and we will guarantee that
both quantity and quality will be all
right. Oysters will be served from
eight until all are served.
We have a large line of dressed dolls
so bring your Christmas money and get
a doll, all dressed.
We invite the ladies who would feel
like helping us (and that we know
means all) to help furniBh the table.
Every-body come and help a good
ROBS Reed of Central City was
on our streets one day last week.
Robert Montgomery and Louis Abbey
drove to the county Beat on important (V)
business last Wednesday.
Tom Donnelly went to Chicago with
a carload of cattle one day last week
Mrs. Reed and little daughter, Onolee,
visited with Mrs. Llllle Montgomery
E. E. Morse and Leonard Miller of
Manchester drove down Saturday even
ing to spend Sunday with F. E. Patton
A. E. Sheldon of Hyannis, Nebraska
took dinner with Henry McMullen and
Of The Condition of Masonville Sav
ings Bank, Organized Under The
Laws of Iowa, Located at
In the County of Delaware, at the close of busl'
nessontheSth day of Dec., A. D..19U2, made
to the Auditor of State as required by law.
Amount of Bills, Bonds and
other evidenoes of debt
discounted or purcha&ed
actually owned by the
Bank 933,528 65
Sliver coin and bullion $ 63 89
Legal tender and national
bank notes and subsidiary
coin 8 950 00
Drafts and checks on other
solvent banks and other
cash ltemsnot dishonored,
on hand and belonging to
tnebank $ $l,pl2
Amount subject tobe drawn
at sight on deposit with sol
vent banks or bankers
(specifying names and looa*
tious of banks):
Merchant's National Bank
of Cedar Rapids, la 8
II Bank Du
Bankers Nat'l Bank Chicago
4 218 70
Delaware Co. State Bank...
Manchester, Iowa $ 109 33
Total of real property own
by the bank $ t,876 00
Value of personal property
(owned ly the bank) $ 1.050 oo 8 2,025
THE SAINT PAUL FUR COAT
Steers, per cwt
Heifers, per cwt
Cows, butcher's stock, per owl
Cutters, por cwt
Canners, per cwt
Ducks, white, per &
Ducks, dark, per lb
Old Hens, per &
New Corn, per bu
Oats, per bu..
2 00 3 00
1 SO® 2 00
Poultry and Eggs.
Henry Fercival, manager at Man
chester, Iowa, for the wholesale poultry
and egg house of S. 1'. WADLEY, of
Dubuque. 38-8 mo.
A well Improved 155 acre farm, located 6 miles
from Manchester. This farm will he sold at a
reasonable price. Inquire of G. W. MILLKH.
CHEAP—Residence Property in tbts city
Enquire of Bronson & Garr.
If you want to have a plcolo,
Tafce Beacom's Plcnla Pills
They will regulate your Uvor
Aud drive away your Ills.
Try them. 25 cents. All druggists. 60U
Horses for Sale.
Four mares. For terms &c. Inquire of tlie
undersigned on the Bronson & Carr farm in
Goflins Grove Townshlo. WM, STKAUB.
Amount of capital stook
actually paid up In cash
Amount sight deposits 8 17,570 8ft
Amount time deposits..
Good residence property on Franklin Street!
Farm for Bent.
The Ludwlg Schneider farm near Golden is
offered for rent. For terms apply to Uvonson &
Now I am ready to talto contracts In mason
work of any description.
For your liver and stomach ills,
Take Beacom's Picnic Pills,
t• They will surely do you good
They will stimulate your blood,
Ana make you fool as happy as clam.
Try them. 25 cts. All druggists. DOtf
Splendid chance just now for men to
learn barber trade. Growing demand
for school graduates. Steady practice,
qualified teachers,etc. Board provided,
tools presented. Write today. Cata
logue and particulars free. Moler Bar
ber College, Chicago, 111. 51-2w
Farm For Bent.
Other profits on hand (after
deducting taxes and ex
penses) $ P31 67
Total Liabilities 1,528 82
Amount of all liabilities to
the bank on part of Its
1 As borrowers $ 778 CO
(As endorsers 800 00 11,078 00
State of Iowa. Delaware County—ss.
We, J, W. Turley, Cashier, of tho Bank above
named, do solemnly swear that the foregoing
statement Is full, true and correct, to the best of
our knowledge and belief, that the assets there*
In setforthareboaa fide the property of eaid
bank in ita corporate capacity and that no part
of the same has been loaned or advanced to
bank for the purpose of being exhibited as a
portion oflts assets.
J. W. TURLEY,
Hworn to before me and subscribed 1
gesence by J. W. Turley this loth day of
One so aero farm for rent. Hubert Carr. 41tf.
CYCLONE AND TORNADO
Insurance in flrst class companies written and
polloles issued by BBONSON FT CARB.
Money to Ioanv
Money to loan on chattels.
12-tr J. J. HOAG.
Why do you fret and grumble,
Why don't you take a tumble.
Use Beacom's Plcolo Pills,
They will drive away your ills.
Try them. 25 cents. All druggists,
T^ow ft's 1^ extJWeek
Tame hay 00
Potatoes, per bu
Butter, creamery, per Tb
Butter, dairy, per
Bras, per doz
Uutter for Sale
Inquire of Cal Atkinson.
840 Acre Farm For Bent.
Wrlto J. c. Belknap. Manchester, Iowa, -UMwk
and see the many handsome and
useful articles he has to show you,
Ladie's and Gent
Cliristmns is but a short ways off—only a
few more shopping days left. A large Christ
mas business will be crowded into each day.
You always find us prepared to accommodate
in Solid Gold and Gold Filled
Diamond rings, Opal rings,
Engagement rings and Wedding
Gold Filled Chains, Ma
sonic, Oddfellow, Pythian
and Woodman Charms,
Buttons, Pins, Etc.
Solid Silver Spoons,
Forks, Knives, &c. &c.
LET THIS STORE BE YOUR
Chances for saving money were never 1_2
better. It will pay you to come a long dis
tance, if for nothing more than
Seeing Our Window Displays.
We are overloaded with beautiful things
for presents—such as FINE SILK-LINED
GLOVES, HOUSE COATS, SMOKING
JACKETS, BATH ROBES, MUFFLERS,
HANDKERCHIEFS (in Silk and Pure
Linen), FANCY "NECKWEAR, FANCY Zj
HOSIERY AND SUSPENDERS, also a S
most elegant line of DRESS SUIT CASES. -o
A NICE SUIT OR OVERCOAT would
make a gift that no one would object to.
still on top.
The largest and best
selected stock he ever had
in Manchester. Don't fail
to see it before purchasing.
12 Fairs of Cranial Nm
There are but Two Kinds of Diseases,"Nerve and Blood.
You have twelve pairs of Cranial Norves and when you
know that the eyes get four and one-third pairs, Is there
any wonder that your eyes drawioir upon the brain from
its supply of nerve force, produoe Headache, Nervousness,
Stomach Troubles, and many other symptoms duo to eye
DR. BOYCE Makes a Specialty
of Fitting Glasses,
to stop all nerve drain and strain, allowing nature to re
sume her normal sway in performance of natural functions
without drugs or operations. If you have glasses that do
not stop such troubles, tbey are not properly fitted. Cross
Eyes straightened without cutting tue muscles with a
knife. Hours 9 A, M. to 0 P. M.
At Hotel Clarence,—-Dec. 30,—One Day Only.
Returning every ill week..
DR. Q. E. BOYCE, EYE SPECIALIST.
MERCHANT TAILORING—We do
high-class work only.
AH Overalls, 50 cents.
Clothiers and Tailors. ZL
USEFUL AND PRACTICAL
I HOLIDAY GIFTS.
Warai Lined Shoes, Fur Sets for children, Fancy Golf!
Gloves, Winter Caps in both plush and cloth, Hoisery, Fascina
tors and Capes, Fancy Baskets, Xmas Handkerchiefs, Dolls,
Dishes and China Manchester Souvenir Goods, new and up-to
date Photo Albums, Pocket Books, Xmas Ribbons, Juvenile
Books, &c., &c., at the
W. W. FORD.
Before Purchasing Your
Don't Fail to Call
Money to Loan at Low
Rates. Hubert Carr.
Will be opened for
An assortment big
ger than ever with
I all the new Novelties.
Visit the "Plunder
Store" and see the
"The Santa Glaus Store.'
Now is the time
$4.00 Cloaks now $2.25
to buy an elegant cloak or capo at your own IP
price. Never before at this season of the
year have we placed on sale at a sacrifice such jgi
an array of stylish'garments. This is the one
opportunity of the season to clothe yourself ij|V
at about one-half regular price.
While it means a big loss to us it i^dur-.tule1
not to carry over to another season
A Great Sacrifice Sale of
In order to clear our shelves and make room for early spring JJJ
goods, we have put on sale 25 pieces of black and colored dress JJj"
I goods, which we have marked just ONE-HALF PRICE.
will not undertake to enumerate the different kinds, but come in «j
and see the showing.
Our Cloak room is full to overflowing with
Ladies' Misses' and Children's-Cloaks',
and Capes of the latest production. Call and
inspect our stock before purchasing, as we have
taken great pains in its selection. It is of the
land you should see and compare th6 prices,
style and fit of our garments to others, if in
tending to secure one that is right in eveiy ppr=
Agents for Butterick Patterns.
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