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Ladies' black felt slip-'
pors, fur trimmed, leather
Bole, big bargain at
WE FIT THE FE!
C, C. HHAULEY, M. 1). II.
,v 1?CX1 -°vfr
Men's black velvet
slippers, Chenille Em
broidered, Patent leath
er quarter, going now
Tho very finest out in Men's Christmas
Slippers are the brown and dark red Oo~c
Calf, whito kid lined, at
Ei* T. Grassfield,
(successor to Orassfleld Broj.)
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Our Business Directory.
O. W. Don OAK. C. B, BULKS W. O. KOBRIS
DUNHAM. NORRI8 FT 9TILES.
A TTORNEYS AT LAW AND NOTARIES
Public. Speol&l attention Rlvon to Oolleo
on» Insuranoe, Real Estate and Loan Agts.
")T5oe In City Hall Block. Manchester, la.
C. YORAH. H. F. AawoiD- M. J. YOOAN-
YORAN. ARNOLD YORAN
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, and Real Estate
Q. Agenia. Of"
TTORNEYS AT LAW. and Real Estate
Agents. Office over Delaware Oounty State
ale, Manchester, Iowa.
C. E. BROHSOK. a. M. OARR.
BRONSON FT CARR
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Spoelal attention
Jrtven to coUeotlons. OOloe in Democrat
Bntldlne, Franklin Street. Manchester. Iowa.
FRSD B. BLAIR.
TTOHNSY AT LAW. Offloe la IbeOlty Hall
A. J. WARD,
PHYSICIAN and Surgoon, will attend to oalls
A promptly at all hours of the day or night,
J. J. LINDSAY, M. DF,
surgeon and Rye Specialist.
OIQco hours for eye vases and fitting glasses
1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Office corner Main ana Frank
M. BRADLEY,M. D.
BRADLEY & BRADLEY.
AND SURGEONS. Franklin
street, Manchester, Iowa.
0. A. DUNIIAJJ C. L. LKIOU
DUNHAM ft LEIGH.
OfUce lo tho Adams bolldlnK on
KrankUn Street. Telepboce 215.
C. W. DORMAN.
E. E. NEWOOMB.
Office over Clark ft Lawrence's
store FrankUn street. Crown
bridge work specialty. Will meet patients at
Farley Wednesday of eaoh week. 82tf
DR. J. W. SCOTT,
Surgeon, and Dentist.
Main Street. Teiephon289.
MANCHESTBR MARBLB WORKS
prepared to furnish Granite and Marble
Monuments and Bead Stones of various de*
atpne. Have the county right for Slpe's Pat*
ect Oravo Cover: also dealer In Iron Fenoes.
Will meet all competition.
W. N. BOYNTON.
Jewelers aud Engravers
doalors In Watohes, Clooke, Silver and
Plated Ware, Fine Jowelry.Speotaoles, Cutlery,
Musloal Instruments, eto., Main street.
A. D, BROWN
In furniture etc., and
DEALER IN FURNITURE,
Ooffins. Frames, Etc, -A oomplete
Btook ol furniture and Dpholstenr always on:Cal
hand, at prlcoa that defy competition. Aeood
Hearse kept for attendance at funerals. Earl*:
ner MaJn Bad FmnWin
OTHING aud Gents furnishing
Gltv Hall Block, Franklin Street.
GOODS, Notions. Carpets, Gents Fur
nlshlng goods, eto. Franklin Street.
QUAKER MILL CO.
and Feed. Manufacturers of the oele*
bTttted White SaUn and White l'earl Flour.
GOODS, CarpetB, Millinery, Bats and
Cape, Hoots and Shoes, eto.. Main St.
ROPRIETOR OF KALAMITY'S PLUN
Store an 3 Dealer In Clothing, Boots,
Shous, Notions, Jlc. Masonlo Block Manches
is. T. GRASSFIELD,
lOOTg AND SHOES of all grades and prices.
Custom Work and Repairing given special
attention Store !u City Hall Riook.
(TARDWARB, STOVES, TINWARE, ETO.
Keeps a nrst-olass tinner and does all
kinds of repairing with neatness and dispatch.
Store opposite Tnrst National Bank, Main St.
T. P. MOONEY.
(Successor to Lee Bowman.)
and Wasonmaker, Delhi,
Iowa. Work done promptly and In a work*
manlike manner. Charges reasonable. Your
patronage solicited. letf
TNSURE YOUR PROPERTY asalnatoyclonei
1 aid tornadoes in the old reliable Phoenix
fesuraaceOo., BBONSON ft GAB&, Afeoti.
Y* %r. .*, rff
gXTRRKD AT TBI POSTOmCm AT "*rj
KAHCHUTKR. IOWA, AS SBoomMTi^Ba XATTIR.
it a at he
Shoes for Christmas Presents.
Just received new stock of the Qrieen
Quality, Patent kid
shoes for full dress
wear, the very lat
est out, only
Btoek or the yneen
HOLLI8T6R LUMBER CO.
UMBER and all kinds of balldlng materials,
»^0n1, Corner of Delaware and
TH08. T. CARKEEK.
8CHARLE8, THE TAILOR.
riARl^TKR, CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
\j lam now prepared to do alt work In my
Une ln a good and workmanlike manner. Satis
faction guaranteed. Plautt and estimates fur
nished. Work taken In town or country, Shop
near the stand tower on West Side of nver,
C. E. CATEB.
a*«\ An. pmpftrod to do all
lo uiy Moving bcuaehotd sooila
and pianos* .pcclalty. All work -will receive
nrom pL attention.' a share of your patronage
f» solicited. Charges rlRlit. Give your draylnii
to a maa who has come to stay.
LAWRENCE & GREM8.
Wall l*aper. Stationery, I'&lutB, oils,
etc. city llall block.
IN flour, fccii, hay straw, Maquoke-
ts time, stucco, and common and Atlas ce
ment. Telephone 118. Lower FrankUn St.
A. E. PETERSON.
HEADER IN Groceries, Provisions,
1/ ery, Fruits, eto. Main Street,
J. M. PEARSE.
OF THB l'EACB AND OOLLECT
OR. All business entrusted to him given
prompt attention, omce In City Ball block,
Office on Franklin Street, north
ol the Globe Hotel, Manchester, Iowa.
Dental Surgery in all Its branches, ttakos
.roquent visits to neighboring towns. Always
tt offloe on Saturdays.
IBNBBAL HLAUKBMITH, borsesholng a
specialty. Interferrlng and corns cured or
no pay. Prices reasonable, and the best of
work guaranteed A share of the publlo patron
age la solicited, Shop on Franklin street, near
Business Opportunities For All.
Locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minne
sota and Missouri on the Chicago Great
Western Hallway the~very best agri
cultural section of the United States
where farmers are prosperous and busi
ness men successful. We have a demand
for competent men, with the necessary
capital, for all branches of business.
Some special opportunities for creamery
men and millers. Good locations for
eneral merchandise, hardware, harness,
banks and stockbuyers. Corres
pondence solicited. Write for Maps and
Maple Leaflets, W. T. Deed, Industrial
Agent, 604 Endlcott Building, St. Paul,
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 conn
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 years the admiration of all- practi-
farmers. Written wholly by farm
tn©y are lull or actual experience,
and smell of the BOII. We have been
fortunate enough this season to secure
ALLEN & STOREY. terms for The Homestead and its Spec
piLOTHiNG and Gents furnishing goods.
Oor lal Farmers' Institute Editions,together
with The Poultry Farmer ana The
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Journal,
four of the most valuable farm publi
cations in the country, that enable UB to
offer the four in connection with our
own paper for 81.90 for the entire five,
one year. This is emphatically a gob*
thing, and no farmer in this county
should fail to take advantage of this
offer. For a large line of thoroughly
practical farm reading nothing has
been offered before that equals It* A
county paper, a farm paper, a poultry
paper, a farm insurance paper and the
Special Farmers' Isntitute, all for 81.90
Gome In and order them.
'Tis an all wind that blows nobody
any good. Thrifty Mr. Rockefeller's
Standard Oil monopoly bag been prompt
to take advantage of the Increased de
mand for oil owing to the coal famine,
to extract a few ducts out of the oil
consuming public. It has advanced
the price of kerosene 30 per cent within
two months, making a total Increase of
60 per cent In a year. This Is in the
face of a vastly Increased production of
crude oil and a lower price for the pro
duct of the wells. Many householders,
says a Chicago dispatch, frightened by
"famine prices" of hard coal, due to the
strike, began to put In oil beating plants
and to contract for a winter's supply
of the liquid fuel. The price was im
mediately raised from 7^ cents to 8%.
The price was then raised to 1) cents.
Instead of 83 for a 50 gallon barrel, con
Burners must now pay $3.50. It may
be well to bear In mind, by the way,
that the oil monopoly is protected by
the DIngley tariff In much the same
"sneaking" way that, as Secretary
Moody declared, anthracite Is protected
from forign competition —Ex.
Soft Coal and Clean Flues
The tendency of pipes and furnace
llues to fill with soot at this season of
the year Is so marked that any sugges
tion of a convenient remedy for that
condition is worthy
ation. A correspondent to the St. Paul
that zinc burned in
the funaces Is very effective. Just
throw upon the Qre a handful of zinc
filings, of apiece of sheet zinc as large
as your band, and It clears away the
soot as if by magic. Once a week will
suflice. Shut the door quickly after
throwing in the zinc. Our informant
says his family has used this method
for forty years and never had occasion
to employ a chimney-sweep
As the Pioneer Press suggests, this
remedy Is not expensive. A wornout
zinc wash-board will furnish enough of
the metal tor six or eight occasions.
And if you have to buy sheet zinc, 25
cents worth suffices for a single Ore all
winter. Even when soft coal is used
in hard coal stoves and furnaces the
zinc will keep them open, so that those
who have been unable to secure anthra
cite will not be serionsly inconven
ienced by the change.
If this recipe from St. Paul is all that
is claimed for it the Inconveniences of
using soft coal are reduced to a minim
um, and its cheapness more than com
pensates for being deprived of hard
coal. It it will keep the chimneys
clean the cost of chimney sweeps as
well aa the dangers from fire by burn
ing out are both av)lded.--J)es
World-Power Boasting. 'T
"No war ever transformed ns quite
as the war with Spain transformed us,"
years ever ran with so swift a change
as the years since 1898. We have wit
nessed a new revolution. We have
seen the transformation of America
We have had somewhat too much of
such talk as this during the last few
years. It is far from pleasing to hear
the president of a great educational es
tablishment like Princeton joining in
the chorus of alleged statesman and
publicists who have been magnifying
the United StateB as a newborn" "world
power"—as something quite different
from the country of six or seven ^eare
ago and something very much greater
and more glorious in the eyes of man
Tne plain truth is that we have been
a world power for many years.
In an Important sense, and the best
sense, we have been the greatest of
world powers, because our example as a
self governing republic has wrought a
great political transformation through
out not Christendom merely but the
At any rate our example has been the
most powerful of all the influences
which have forced absolute monarcbs
to accept parliamentary governments
responsible to the people and which
have made more than this hemisphere
If we have been transformed at all it
is the temporary abandonment of the
principles of representative government
on which our constitution is founded
and the adoption of the principle of ab
solutism in the Philippines that has
This transformation has not contrib
uted at all toward making us a world
power in any sense of the word. In so
far as we have been transformed in this
wise the force of our example has been
Those who proclaim to the world that
we have been, transformed, whether the
proclamation is true or false, place us
in the position of admitting that the re
publican principle is one of merely local
That 1B to say, they take all the force,
all the life, outof our republican propa
What is more, when under the only
new policy growing out of the war with
Spain we conquer remote peoples and
subject them to our arbitrary rule,
denying to them the right of self-gov
ernment, we at once excite the fears of
weaker peoples, especially those within
the immediate sphere of our influence,
and inflame the jealousy and enmity of
the powerful nations which are- ambi
tious of territorial aggrandizement.
-If there has been any such transform
ation as President Wilson and others
assume it has been a transformation not
for the better and the-etronger but for
the worse and the weaker.
And Elder Flower Cream Is tlio best protec
tion for the face from the Sprlnc Winds, Heal
ing and soothing, it keeps away black heads and
Guaranteed pure and will not grow hair on
AU kinds of Hair Work done to order.
Over Harness store, Main Street.
13tf Manchester, Iowa.
F. E. RICHARDSON,
Real Estate, Loans and
Office over the Racket Store
If such men really wish to render their
country a service they will cease to
bnast of tbe transformation of the gov
ernment into a despotism In its relation
to weaker peoples and do all they can
to make the country such a world power
as it was long before the eaBtern con
quest—a power Irresistible in its repub
lican example and In its unwavering
adherence to tbe democratic principles
which we have proved to be p.o only
agreeable to human hopes but anrillca
bfe In the political life of manklnd.
All Have Troubles.
If Iauie Fortune treats you bully aa you travel
on the way.
Do not let that fact disturb yon, but be cheerful
all the day.
Never lose your pluck and courage anil when
site in frown.
Just goon about your business, and she canoot
put you down.
Yes. refuse to treat with trouble, In a world so
You will tlud there Is no reason to be loaded
down with care.
You should tackle your misfortune and should
light It out alone—
Ileage remember that your comrades have some
troubles of their own.
Just go out and view the landscape when you're
feeling rather sad,
For little of God's sunshlno will bo sure to
make you glad
You can call awhile on nature—ramble through
That will charm you with Its beauties, though
you do not underhand:
Then your troubles will not linger, and. In fact,
you will not know
How aud wheu your troubles left you—how you
lost your weight or woe.
et, If y-.u are prooe to nurse thom and to roam
around and mean,
rleage remember there are oUlers who have
troubles of their own.
If you light all care with laughter, then It can
not cloud your sky.
And will rjulckly vanish elsewhore—will be sure
Go and .-tuny souls with trouble—those who
have it night and day
Is It uot because they hunt It'/ Tbat 19 why It
comes their way.
That eaoh sonl must have some trouble Is a
truth that's oft coufeesed.
But we may not nurse always—Joy may often
bo our gnost.
And we do not need to slug It, or go shuffling
round and groan.
For our friends and other people have some
troubles of their own.
.t. Joseph GazeUe.
Storing and Purchasing Seed Corn.
Owing to tbe extreme wet season fol
lowed in many sections by an early fro6t,
the problem of seed corn for 11)03 is of
unusual importance. Those who saved
seed coru from their own fields should
take- unusual precautions to thorough
ly dry and store in a well ventilated
There are many different methods of
storing seed corn, but tbe experiments
which buvo been conducted by the ex
periment Station indicate:
1st Tbat it Is not advisable to har
vest Immature corn and place In a
warm room, as there Is danger that tbe
corn will begin to germinate as a result
of the moisture and warmth,
2nd That corn intended for. seed
should be allowed to thoroughly mature
on tbe stock or in the shock before
3rd Tbat the best results are obtain
ed wheu Btored in a dry and thoroughly
4th Tbat cold does not Injure the
vitality of corn when it is thoroughly
dried and kept dry, but on tbe other
hand if allowed to gather moisture,
freezing will reduce the vitality and
may destroy It entirely.
5th That It is unwise to store seed
corn in barrels or boxes, as it will gath
er moterture. Corn often contains a
grt it .-?al of uoistare, evuii though it
appears to be thoroughly dry. This is
especially true during*
.^e fall and early
The one thing that seems to be tbe
most essential In tbe storing of seed corn,
is thorou ventilation.
The injury by frost to the corn crop
will make It necessary for many farm
ers, who in previous years have saved
their seed corn from their own fields, to
purchase their seed this year from
seedsmen or seed corn breeders.
At tbis early date many inquiries have
been received by tbe Experiment Station
requesting information regarding tbe
purchase of seed corn. It is a signifi
cant fact and worthy of special note,
tbat almost every inquirer has stated
that he desired to secure hiB corn in
tbe ear. Disappointment and loss have
often been tbe result when farmers
bought shelled seed corn. This year
they demand tbat seed be shlpped-in
the ear. Their action is not a fad, but
Is based upop the fact that when the
corn reaches them in the ear, opportuni
ty Is afforded for a careful study of the
uniformity of shape, size and color of
the ears and of kernels, the freedom
from mixture and the vitality.
In securing seed tbe factor of the
greatest importance Is the purchase of
tbat corn whicb will give the largest
yield per acre and of the best quality.
The acre is the unite In corn production
and therefore that Beed is the best which
glveB the largest yield per acre. Care
fully selected seed of pure bred variet
ies gives the largest yields. Hence, the
important question for the farmer who
must purchase seed corn this year is
not one of cost, but of quality. It will
prove far more profitable to pay three or
four dollars for a buBhel of seed corn
which will germinate well, and insure
an even stand and a large yield, than
to accept Bn Inferior grade, even though
the first cost be exceedingly low. Pur
chasing seed corn in the ear offers tbe
farmer the surest and safest way to
which will prove satisfac
Heretofore the common practice
among corn breeders and seedsmen
has been to send out to farmers shelled
corn. This method of handling seed
corn can never, In any adequate way,
really help the corn growers of the Btate
to Improve their corn. This is true be
cause much of thiB corn has been in
discrimlnately purchased from farmers
who have paid no attention to the selec
tion and breeding of the corn. Por
this reason this seed often proves no
better, if as good, as that which the
farmer himself haB been growing in
A marked advance will be made in
the Improvement of the quality and
yield of corn in Iowa when our farmers
realize tho importance of purchasing
seed corn only in the ear,
The following facts are offered as
evidence that the custom of purchas
ing shelled corn is unwise and detri
mental to the best interests of Iowa
When the corn ip in tbe ear the fann
er can see just what he has. If, after
a critical examination he is oonfident
that the corn is unsatisfactory he can
reject it and return it at once. This
plan will enable him to secure corn
from another source or use his own
seed, which in fact may be superior to
«i V'- \j, c^.
MANCHESTER, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER24. 1902. VOL. XXVIII--NO. 52.
He will not lose a year in discovering
tbat he has an undesirable type of corn.
The corn grower seldom buys seed corn
for his entire acreage and therefore It Is
poss ble for him to select, from a few
bushels which be has purchased, the
best ears in the bntire shipment. If
these have been selected with care and
are of a desirable type as to size, shape,
msrket condition and character of the
kernel, they should be planted on one
side of the field where the oondltlons
are most favorable. Thus a limited
area Is grown from tbe best seed. This
portion of tbe field should yield super
ior corn for seed for his future crops.
When this plan of selection Is repeated
yetr afteryear, corn is grown which ig
well adapted to the latitude and con*
in which It is raised.
Corn in the esr also, is the farmer's
strongest guarantee against the fraudu
lent practices of unscrnpulous seed
men who often purchase entire fields or
cribs of corn and shell it and ship it
without care for selection or real
Sead corn handled in this manner
Is 9% inferior type and quality often
lacks vitality and must necessarily give
a poor atand and a low yield.
Again, when seed corn is received in
tbe car, two or three kernels from each
ear should be removed and tested.
Those ears wblch show poor germinat
ing qualities can be rejected. On the
other hand, if Bhelled corn is purchased
the kernel from the ears of low vitality
or germinating power are mixed with
the others and cannot be separated.
The result must necessarily be a poor
stand aud a reduced yield.
Experiments show tbat all the kernels
from an ear generally possess approxi
mately the same degree of vigor and
therefore the vitality of an ear can
generally be determined by testing a
few of its kernels.
If every purchaser in Iowa will de
cline to receive any seed corn except In
tbe ear, the most Important step tend
ing toward tbe improvement of seed
corn will have been taken.
lteliable seedsmen will stand ready to
supply seed corn in the ear whenever
tbe demand is such as to warrant it.
The purchaser, however, must not
expect too much. Good ears of corn,
those approaching perfection, are few in
number. Seed ears, such as are exhi
bited at corn shows, are hard to find
and the farmer must not expect to re
ceive corn from any source which is up
to the standard of show corn.
However, uniformity of shape, size
and color of both ears and kernels, such
uniformity as indicates good breeding,
truenesB to type, strong vitality and
ize every ear in the shipment.
Tho question of seed corn in Iowa
for the season of 1903 is important for
upon tbe type and quality and germi
nating power of the seed planted will
depend in large measure,tbe
and quality of nearly ten million acres of
eorn next year. Too much emphasis can
not be placed upon the fact tbat BUCCCSB
or failure in corn production is based
very largely upon tbe ae«l planted.
Iowa now bas annually nine and ont
quarter million acres in corn, an in
crease of one bushel per acre, means to
Iowa farmers over two millions dol
Unusual care should be exercised
this year In the drying and storing of
seed corn, owing to tbe excessive mois
ture which It contains BB a result of the
Seel corn should be purchased in tbe
ear as it enables the purchaser to know
exactly what he Is buying. If it is not
satlBfactor be can return it. In the
case of shelled corn the purchaser is un
able to determine its purity, uniformity
Corn in the ear enables the farmer to
select the choicest seed ears from wblch
to grow his seed for tbe next year, and
it also makes it possible to discard any
of the ears which are of a low vitality
or which, for any reason, are unfit for
It protects tbe buyer from tbe
methods of unscrupulous dealers who
make it a practice to buy indiscrimin
ately from farmers who ave paid no at
tention to the selection and breeding of
corn, and advertise it as pure bred seed
When every purchaser of seed corn
in Iowa declines to receive any corn, ex
cept in the ear, the most important step
tending to the improvement of the
corn crop of tbe state will have been
The farmer who purchases seed corn
in the ear must not expect perfection.
He can feel confident, however, that
the corn which he receives Is the beBt
that the seedsman can
letin. Iowa Experiment Station, Ames,
TWO CASES OF TYPHUS.
Story of a Turkish Doctor and
Mr. Osennyan in his book, "The Sul
tan and His Feople," says that Turk
ish physician was culled to visit a man
who was very ill of typhus fever. The
doctor considered the ease hopeless,
but ljrescrlbed for the patient and took
his leave. The next day, In passing by,
he Inquired of servant at the door if
his master was dead.
"Dead!" was the reply. "No, he is
The doctor hastened upstairs to ob
tain tlie solution of the miracle.
"Why," Bald tho convalescent, "I was
consumed with thirst, and I drank a
pailful of tho juice of pickled cab
"Wonderful!" quoth tho doctor, and
out camo the tublets, on which he
made this Inscription: "Cured of ty
phus fever, Mohemed Aglia, an uphol
sterer, by drinking pailful of pickled
Soon after the doctor wah called to
another patient, a or dealer
in embroidered 1' £s, who was
suffering from anlndy. Ho
FORTLYVL®, PRGSJGR' ^TTTULOFPIC-
On cnllln^ sljc n.v lo
lflte his o:i h!n riH-jverv w.s
astonished lo l»o told t!mt the nmu
In hi» Iwwlldonnout Hirse pho
nomtrim ho CNNIO to tin* SJICO COHHUKIOU
ami ilul notod It In hU memoranda
that ulthou^li in CHROA of typhus fever
plcklcd cuoblige Jnlco is mi (.'indent
remedy it Is not to be used unloss the
patient be by profession an upholster*
THE SAUERKRAUT PEDDLER,
A Chnrncter Common to tht* (iermna
Section of IVctv 1 ork.
The regular and popular visitor to
tlie German inns ami ta virus of the
eaBt Ride Is the sauerkraut man. lie
brings bis calling with him tvoin the
old country and finds a more prolltuhlc
field In New York than in Itaiiin or
Ilamhurg. Ilis equipment is quite i-il
rious. He wears a blue or white apron
running from hto nook nearly to the
ankles, and from Ills shoulders is sus
pended a circular metal box which
goes half around his waist It has
three large compartments, two of
which are surrounded by hot water.
In ono are well cooked frankfurter
sausages and in the other thoroughly
boiled suuerkrnvt. In the third com
partment is potato salad. lie carries in
bis hand a basket v. uicli are small
plates and steel forks. One sausage
and a generous spoonful of sauerkraut
and iKtato salad cost 5 cents. All three
articles ore of good quality, well
cooked aud seasoned, lie tiiuls his best
custodiers In the bowling alleys, where
the exertion demanded by the game
produces large appetites. Next to these
are the taverns which do not supply
food with tlieir drink. Last of all are
the halls and meeting rooms where
different societies assemble. Ills night
ly stock consists of fifty sausages, sev
en pouuds pf sauerkraut and as much
more of salad. On bad evenings ho
takes only half r.s much stock as on
fair ones. Some of tho more fortunate
peddlers have arrangements with clubs
which pay them very fair proht upon
tliclr goods. Others are free lauccs
who visit every place where they think
they can effect a sale.
The metal boxes are very ingenious
and are made in Germany. The metal
is some variety of pewter, and the
fitting of the compartments and of the
entire affair to the body Is v.ry ac
curate. The covers are so well hinged
and snug at the edges tbat when the
owuer falls down ho is not liable to
spill any of the contents. The con
trivance costs some $3 iu Germany,
and about $5 in New York. A few of
the peddlers appeal to educated pal
ates aud carry with them cervelat,
bock, reh, leberwurst and Vienna,
as well AB frankfurters. These fancy
sausages usually bring 10 cents instead
of the regulation 5.
Tho forks are washed after the cus
-ioi.icr fliilu.ii.d tif' .ler.l, ,md
from repeated cleauslag and use are
as bright as silver. The plates, on tho
other hand, are so banged and bruised
that they might be easily mistaken for
crackle wear.—New York Post
The Wrath of tlie Bee.
At the end of winter most hives have
exhausted their stores and become
dangerous. When this IB the case, woo
to lilm who touches the hives. Smoke
has lost Its spell, and you shall scarce
have emitted tho first puffs before
20,000 acrid aud enraged demons will
dart from within tlio walls, overwhelm
your hands, illnd your eyes and black
en your face. No living being except,
they say, tbe bear and the sphinx ntro
pos, can resist the rage of tbe mnlled
legions. Above nil, do not struggle.
The fury would overtake tbe neighbor
ing colonies. There is no means of
safety other than Instant (light through
tbe bushes. The bee Is less rancorous,
less Implacable, than the wasp and
rarely pursues her enemy. If flight bo
impossible, absolute Immobility alone
might calm her or put her off the scent.
Sho fears and attacks any too sudden
movement, but ut once forgives that
which no longer stirs.—Hnrper's.
A Safe Aire.
The insuring of one's life is one of
those things which one Is most apt to
put off. There are few, however, who
postpone what ought to be the inevita
ble until so lute a period In life as did
the tough old smack owner of Grimsby.
Wheu he presented himself at the in
surance oUicc, he was uuturally asked
his age. His reply was, "Ninety-four."
"Why, my good man, we cannot in
sure you," said tbe company. "Why
not?" bo demanded. "Why, you are
ninety-four years of .age."- "What of
that?" tbe old roau cried. "Look at
statistics, and they v.lli tell you tbat
fewer men die at ninety-four than at
any other age."--Londou Business il
Their Brnuch of Service.
"To what branch of the military
service do captains of Industry be
long?" asked tho recognized yet sur
viving joker of the party.
"I give it up," replied his victim
"To the artillery, because tbey'ro all
'big guns.' See? Ha, ha, bo, hoi"—
It Is not shade alone that mnkes It
cooler under a tree In the summer. The
coolness of tho tree itself helps, for
Its temperature is about 45 degrees F.
at all times, as that of tbe human body
is a fraction more than OS degrees. So
a clump of trees cools the air as a
piece of ice cools tbe water In a pitch
Barber—How's tbe razor, sir?
Customer—Didn't know I was Doing
Barber (flattered)—Very glad, I'm
Customer—1 thought I was being
sandpapered.—Pick Me Up.
"I hope .von have found happiness in
"Ob, yes. I can do lots of things 1
didn't dare do when I was a girl."-j
New York Press.
"Are you educating you son Rir any
particular callini ,/
"Well, he made bis selection,
and as near as I can fijkl out he 1% jdu-
pfy Only one day left and this is the day to buy
your remaining CHRISTMAS GIFTS. "",
Our entire stock of Fancy Goo/"s must go,
Regardless of Cost.
Come in and secure some of the Bargains1
that we are offering on December 24.
Yours for Business.
ANDERS & PHILIPP,
Xmas Slippers are Always a
Suitable Holiday Present.
Our ladies'black or green felt f%C.
Juliet, fur trimmed, at
are the best.
Ladies' black or red-satin sJnjpers, flannel
lined, the finest thing made for a cozy even
ing at home We sell them
Men's felt slippers at.
Men's leather slippers in tan, wine or black
at popular prices. Look them over.
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$100 91 R0 «9ff $4 (tO WM
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a oo 8 IN) 4 00 700 18 00
9 60 a 7* ft 7ft 10 00 16 DO
300 4 ftO 1 00 MOO WOO
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voo ift oo »00 40 00
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(^^Advertisements ordered discontinued be*
foro expiration of contract will be ehamd ac
cording to above scale.
Business cards, not exoeedlng six lines $5 00
per year. 5
Business locals, ten cents por line for the first
Insertion, and live cents por line for oach subse
Our Great Special Holi
day Chair Sale,
is attracting buyers from all over the coun-
Nothing.nicer for a Christmas present
can be purchased.
Special Prices on the whole line will be
offered to-day, and all through the Holiday ^5
iv Come in and look the goods over. They ^5
speak for tliemselyes.
Tlje Furniture Man.
This time it is a
CARHART & NYE
'A? '„jfs $
the finest wringer ever offered to
the ladies of Delaware county.
Absolutely pure whito rubber
rolls, the easiest running and
the longest lasting. It has a
uhnin gear. But—just come
and see for yourself and we will
tell you all about it.
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