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County Correspondence.
L. G. Chito is in Des Moines this
Will Hennessy and wife are the
proud parents of a baby boy born
on June 26.
Fred Moser visited at Colesburg
last Sunday.
Mrs. Gus Olutc was called to Man
chester last Thursday by the death
of lier father.
Will'Rutherford is having con
siderable trouble with a ring-worm
on his face.
On Tuesday morning John Robi
son was found lying dead in liis
barnyard by liis wife. Deceased was
subject to lieart attacks and while
fixing fence on Monday evening
was stricken by death, lying put
in the rain the entire night. The
funeral was held from the house
on Thursday. Interment was made
at Manchester.
Jim Fowler swapped horses with
the gypsies.
Tom Parkinson and J. M. Rether
ford made a trip to Manchester
Jacob Piatt of Hopkinton attended
the funeral last Thursday.'
Gertrude Wildebarre of Dubuque
has been visiting friends hore the
past weak.
G. L. Rundell returned from the
western part of the state last week.
He has been working for the Austin
Western Scraper Co. in western
Iowa aiid South Dakota and des
cribes the crop condition in some
counties in this state as being de
plorable and with little prospect
of crops because of the extreme
Miss Ora Wesche is at Webb, la.,
where she accompanied her brother,
Lewis, last week. They will retvirn
in the automobile owned by Wesche
Bros, if the weather and roads will
Jolrn Cattron is working for the
Keystone "View Co. in Michigan
being stationed at Grand Haven.
Ralph Dunham of Manchester was
a business visitor here Wednesday.
Mrs. J. W. Roe and little son of
Cedar Rapids were guests of rela
tives here the first of the week.
John Cook had a barn raising on
his farm east of town Wednesday at
which a large number from town
were present. The bam will make
a nice addition to Mr. Cook's already
well equipped farm.
Mrs. C. M. Laxson and children
have been visiting at Elkport the
past week.
Mrs. DeWitt Nelson and daughter
left Friday for their home in Tintah,
Minn., after a month's visit at the
home of Mrs. Nelson's father, J. S.
Annie Harris will return this
week from a three week's visit with
friends at Tripoli, Iowa.
H. J. iDenton and Harry, who are
S.-I: G.-R.„
Jr. W.
Rys. were at home
^er'lhe ^Fourth.
W. H. Parker of Minneapolis was
calling on relatives here Sunday.
Mrs. E. B. Gould and little son of
Waterloo are visiting at the home of
her parents Mrs. and Mrs. H. J.
Mrs. Frank Zeiler and children
are at Dubuque spending a few days
at the home of her mother Mrs.
"W7L. Bender will go to Chicago
Thursday in the interest of the firm
for which he is traveling, Franklin,
MacVeagh & Co.
Most of our townspeaple attended
the celebration of the Fourth at
Manchester. The opinion was gen
eral that the attractions were of the
highest order and all are well pleas
ed with the treatment they received.
Many expresssed themselves bb of
the opinion that it was the best
celebration they have attended.
J.JB. Fuller and wife of Indepen
dence have returned from Denver,
Col., where he was compelled to go
some weeks ago because of a severe
attack of asthma. His many friends
here will be glad to know that he is
much improved and he lias returned
to his duties as station agent at In
dependence. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller
were here the first of the week to
get their daughter who has been
staying with her grandparents, Mr.
»AurdMrs. H. Arnold.
McCafEery of Waterloo
of town last
visited relatives
Rev. Salisbury, Gusie and Guy
Bondurant and Harlan Stone attend
ed the Epworth League Convention
at Fayette last week.
A. D. Barnes wife and two young
daughters of Independnce are guests
atkH. H. Porter's Mrs Barnes and
Mrs. Porter are sisterB
Many of our citizens attended the
celebration at Manchester the Fourth,
wMle many others had family
picnics nearer home.
Charles Pulver was in Worthing
ton Tuesday.
Ed McMullen and wife have
a little girl at their home born Tues
The Silver medal Contest by two
sets of contestants mil be held at
the M. E, Church on Friday evening
July 10. Admission 10 cents
John Porter sr. is home from an
extended visit in Wisconsin.
Ward White and son, Clark, Will
Rimmer and Seward Anderson re
turned from the west Friday.
Rose Seeley of Anamosa visited at
G. O. White's Friday. i.
:Frank Smith anc( family from
Sand Springs spent the Fourth with
his parents here.
H. A. Dunham and family attend
ed the wedding of their son and
brother Geo. W. Dunham and MisH
Hilma McKelvey, which occurred
rjjtuie 19 at the bride's home at Cen
ter Junction. Congratulations and
bgjtt wishes.
IjWill Toomor, Frank Howard and
John McGuire spent the 4th with
lipme folks.
.jr. Irish of Hopkinton was town
pairing telephone lines.
Fred HickB was is Manchester one
day last week.
Mi's. Clarissa Sutton of Fort
Dodge is visiting relatives and
friends in this neighborhood.
Mrs. Geo. Miller was shopping in
Manchester Tuesday of last week.
Jay Lillibridge had business in
Manchester last Thursday.
Sirs. R. E. Grommon and daugh
ter, Avis, were Manchester callers
last Wednesday.
R. E. Grommon was in Delhi last
Mrs. C. Flanigan and Mrs.C. Little
field visited at the home of their
sister, Elvira Davis, last Wednesday.
G. B. Davis was a Delhi caller
last Friday.
Ben McKee is visiting at G. B.
Miss Nellie Westfall returned
home from Manchester Thursday
morning where she had been the
guest of friends.
Henry Eaton has had his pension
raised to $12 a month and $900
back pay. We congratulate Mr. Eaton
on his good fortune.
Rita Smith went to Manchester
Monday evening for a short visit in
that place,
C. H. Boynton was a caller in
Greeley Thursday.
T. Fuehr, of Dundee, was a busi
ness caller in this place Saturday.
Mrs. Blair of Manchester was a
calleiiii- tliis place, Thursday the
-gu$af of relatives.—Mail Press.
Mrs. M. E. Sherman visited rela
tives in Manchester Wednesday,
The Misses Maye and Lillie Pat
ton were Manchester visitors, Wed
Miss Ruby Dutton is visiting rela
tives in Hazel Green.
Mrs. Henry Warnock was a Man
chester visitor Wednesday.
Chas. Davis of Manchester visited
at the home of his cousin W. H.
Coquillette and wife, Friday and Sat
The storm of Monday night though
heavy did little damage to this
section of the county. In the vicimtv
of Center Point, Central City, Wau
beek and Praireburg considerable
damage is reported by lightning and
fire. A barn near Prairieburg is re
ported to have been burned together
with a team of horses and a cow, en
tailing a lost of about §1,500. Near
Waubeek a barn was struck by light
ning and burned to the ground, and
a dwelling house in Central City
was considerably damaged by light
ning.—Monitor. Af
Dan Lyness returned last week
from Des Moines where he has been
attending school at Higniana l'ark
W. T. MeElliott was a visitor
Manchester last Tuesday.
Miss Anna 'Hennessy, of Dixon,
111., is ij guest at the home of her
sister, Mrs. J. P. Striegel.
Will Luchterhand and brother
Chas of Delaware were visitors in
Ryan last Sunday.
A. L. Lyness has shipped seven
car loads of hay from Ryan to Du
buque during the past two weeks.
Miss Esmee Belknap will leave
this week for Clark county, Iowa,
on an extended visit to her brother
Jas. Belknap and family.
Alma Sophia Hawker, daughter of
Henry and^Frieda Hawker, was born
March 27th 1895, in Hazel Green
and on May 19 th of the same year
she was baptised. Alma was of a
quiet disposition, and by her lov
able traits of character became the
idol of her parents' hearts. She was
unusually bright for one so young,
an early flower she was, not destin
ed to remain in thiB world, but lias
found a better home. Her pastor
called to see her one day recently
and upoji asking her if she pre
ferred to remain in this world or go to
Heaven, she replied she would sooner
be in Heaven. About one year ago
she was taken ill with appendicitis
and on June 15th of the present year
she grew so much worse than mi
operation was deemed advisble. She
never rallied from it and at 1 o'clock
Friday afternoon her spirit winged
its flight. Although her sufferings
were intense she bore them patiently
unto the last. 'Die funeral was held
Sunday from tho Lutheran church
here and was attended by a large
company of sorrowing relatives and
friends. The services were conduct
ed by Rev. E. Melchert, who de
livered a very touching sermon. The
remains were laid to rest in the
Golden cemetery.—Reporter^,
John Domeyer returned from his
trip in the western part of this state.
He reports a very pleasant visit.
Ed Brueckner was at Manchester
last Friday.
Joseph Donkholf had business at.
Geo. Dolley and Miss Hnrmie
Bacon were married at the bride's
home Wednesday, June 24, by Rev. Manchester last Friday.
H.R.Salisbury. Henry Raker of this city has corn-
Mrs. Gustafson is entertaining her menced his fourth year traveling for
niece from abroad. the National Importing Company of
Doctor and Mrs. A. II. Swinbiirne this city. Mr. Raker is giving en
of Marietta, Ohio, have a little tire satisfaction and wo .arc glad to
daughter at their homo, borne Juno, hear of his success.
30. Jim Tobin of Worthington mark-
Miss Gwen Perkins entertained cted 2(5 hogs hero Monday that avei
the young ladies of the class of 1903,' aged about 200 pounds. Anton Mai
Lenox college, at her home on Wed- rose, Mike Lehmann, Frank Reiter,
nesday July 1. John "Desoto and Frank Wienecke
Miss Hattie Hunt is visiting her 1 helped haul them to Dyersville.
parents at this place. Henry Honkomp and wife near
The M. E. Aid Society meets New Vienna and ii. Kerkhoff were
Wednesday afternoon, July 8th, with down in Northfork last week where
Mrs. Lucy Lewis. they visited Joseph Honkomp and
Tho Delhi Band has been engaged wife. Joseph is a son of Mr. and
to play at Manchester July 8. The Mrs. Henry Honkomp.
date of the sale of town lots, itjfi
Darling and wife "and Rob
Wilson and wife spent Sunday of
last week at the home of R. E.
M. S. Banta had business in
Manchester last Tuesday.
J. G. Daker has returned from S.
D. He say Iowa is good enough for
M. Haasis was in Manchester last
Loren Ellegehas gone to Wis
Articles of incorporation of the
National Importing company were
filed with the county recorder Mon
day afternoon. Dyersville is to be
the principal place of business and
the object of the corporation is the
manufacture, importation, purchase
and sale of malt, spiritous and vin
uous liquors of nil kinds in accor
dance with the laws of Iowa. Also
to deal in glassware, furniture and
articles incident to the liquor busi
ness. The capital stock is §50,000
and the incorporators are Nicholas
Esch, Peter Escli and Henry Raker.
Nicholas Esch is to be president and
general manager and Henry Raker
secretary. These gentlemen are all
well known residents of this city.
During the storm Tuesday morn
ing, J. S. Schirmer's barn was hit
by. lightning and some damage was
done. Every horse in the barn was
mode deaf by the shock.
Mrs. Penn, the aged mother of
Mrs. Husted is critically ill at the
home of her daughter in this city,
Mrs Penn is one of the oldest set
tlers in Delaware county and has
many friends who will be grieved to
learn of her serious illness.
George Pierce has bought the
Allen Lewis farm of 155 acres.
Chas. Hoag of Oneida made a
splendid chairman of the county
Mrs. J. W. Roe and her mother,
Mrs. Meserve, visited at A. Davis'
last Wednesday.
This community was terribly
shocked Tuesday morning by the
announcement of the death of John
Robinson an old resident of this
community and living about four
miles west of here. Mr. Robinson
has not been in robust health for
some time but no intimation was
had that the end was so near. Mon
day when he came in for supper his
wife remarked that he looked bad,
but after supper he went out to re
pair some fence and when he did
not return his wife supposed he had
walked over to their son Ed's place,
but in the morning she became wor
ried at his continued absence and
went to the barn where she found
the body of her husband lying near
the wind mill and apparently life
had been extinct for some time. Mr.
Robinson is supposed to have died
from heart disease. The funeral
will be held today (Thursday) at ten
o'clock at the residence. The burial
will take place at Manchester-Home
(Continued from 1st. page.)
conveyences were crowded with pas
sengers going out to and returning
from the west. There was scant
room for the traveling public, and
every house was a stopping place.
Loads of lumber and building ma
terial were carried over the road
daily everything required for build
ing purposes and merchandise of
of every kind were all carried west
by team. Hundreds of movers
went by with loads of household
goods, and stock was driven out on
foot. It is not improbable that more
travel passed over this road in two
years then than has at any one time
since in ten years, exclusive of car
In the meantime mills were built
out west, which supplied the grow
ing demand for feed and lumber, and
much that heretofore had been
brought from a distance was sup
plied by home manufacturing. Then
travel gradually decreased.
When in 1860 the cars of the Du
buque & Pacific railroad went
through going westward, carrying
passengers and freight, the buBtle
and excitement making the few pro
ceeding years ceased and were super
ceded by years of continued improve
ments, which have made Delaware
in many respects the banner county
of the beautiful state of Iowa. She
has more than fulfilled the predic
tions of her early settlers, who laid
the foundation for her wealth and
prosperity when they opened up
and built log cabin homes for
themselves and their children in the
new country. May they, together
with those who succeed them, be
kindly remembered by the present
and the future members of the Old
Settlers' association.
Mrs. Tlios. Elder, had also pre
pared an interesting article on:
The Association And What Is Means to
The Old Settler.
The association known as the Old
Settlers of Delaware County is, I be
lieve our subject for today's program,
a subject which, ever since its organ
ization, has been of much interest to
me. And the thought comes to me
today, as I stand here before you,
can it be, that I, too, am growing old.
For I do not feel aged, and there are
not many silver threads among the
gold of my hair, still, if I class my
self with the old settlers of Delaware
waro County, age must certainly be
creeping on.
I came west with my father
and mother, Martin and Nancy Lan
ning, and several other children,
from Ontario Co., N. Y., in 1852,
you must remember there was a
large family of us, and occasionally
guests came to visit us, though a
year or'so later my father built a
lean-to or kitchen on the east and
we then felt quite proud of our ex
tensive quarters. With everything
else to fill up our limited space, wo
had to make room upon a pole among
the rafters for the seed com, the
dried pumpkin, and the rings of
sausage and dried venison prepared
by my mother for winter use.
No carpets graced tho basswood
floor of that dear little old log cabin
home, though it was always clean
and white. No sewing machine,
when I was a child of but 4 years of
age, and settled on the old home
stead at Spring Branch to grow up
with the country, and my thoughts
turn backward to the June days of
long ago, but not far away, for they
were all spent on, or near tlif sunny
banks of Spring Branch just north
east of the fish cultural station, where
I dwelt in happiness in the little one
roomed log cabin, which my fa I her
together with our kind neighbors,
erected in the woods, and which was
the dearest home to me that I have
ever known, though containing but
one room below which served for
parlor, sitting room, bedroom,
kitchen and pantry, and a room
above with a bed in each corner, for
with fine mahogany cabinet, stood
invitingly ready for use, but my
mother's nimble fingers did ^he sew
ing and patching, the knitting and
darning for the entire family of ten,
with perhaps, occasional assistance
from my older sister, who could not
have been more than twelve years of
age, while now in these degenerate
days of progressiveness and plenty,
I can
find tine to
Our post office was located on the
road iii a log cabin opposite the
burying ground, and was kept by
Herman Annis, an uncle of Mrs. E.
J. Conger, and Mrs. Annis his wife
was the first person buried in that
little side hill cemetery where
my father and mother rest, \md a
great many of the old neiglibtrS of
pioneer days, for during eveli the
last year, since we last met at this
same gathering of the old settlers,
How many have gone from our
midst and have been gathered to the
heavenly garner, carrying with them
histories of usefulness and consis
tency which will doubtless be a
crown of rejoicing to them in the
great day,for as the streams tend
to the ocean, so all these are tending
to the great ocean of infinite purity
and bliss.
Oh! the sad, sweet years of long
ago! the sun, the rain, alas! too
quickly did they wane. For each
some boon, some blessing bore. Of
smiles and tears, each had its store.
Its checkered lot of bliss and pain,
like echo of an old refrain.
Then we had for our neighbors,
though some distance apart, Joel
Bailey of Baileys Ford, where my
father taught school for several win
ters, until our own log school house
was completed, and then he taught
school in it the first term and for
several subsequent terms Joint
Lillibridge, John Clark, Davy Con
ner, Mid Eldredge, Sealy Easter,
Herman Annis, Matt Brayton, Steve
and Dan Potter, Uncle Solomon and
Tunis Moshier, Leb Dudley, Ferdi
nand Dunham L. S. Gates, Henry
Edmunds and many others brave
and true.
And oh! the long delightful win
ter evenings when they used to visit
around, and,fas the poet says. "The
checkered shirt was thought no
hurt, Good company to keep And
when a visit we did pay, On a win
ter's night or a winter's day, The
oxen drew our ladies' sleigh. In the
new country."
As I stated I was but a child, but
how well I remember those visits
and the suppers when company
came. Of course they were invited,
lience, we were prepared for them,
and now for the delicious bill of fare.
It makes my mouth water to think
of it. There was nice white home
made bread and butter, doughnuts,
which my mother often made with
and without sweetening,(for sorghum
does not fill the bill in doughnuts
though we nearly always had brown
sugar,) pumpkin pies, crab apples
with sugar and cream, nice fried
salt ham, dried sweet com, and
often venison, for I can remember
when deer were plenteous, and I
have often seen them runuing
wild, and Mr. Eldredge and others
will undoubtedly remember that my
father was an excellent shot.
My sister, Mrs. John Hosier, who
now resides in or near Masonville,
lived with her husband in a lojr
cabin just a few steps oast of the
fish cultural station among the rocks
and boulders, and liow often when
John was away from home, have I
gone there to remain over night
with her for company and to keep
the Indians and wolves away, for,
with the same poet, "Our paths
were through the winding vale,
where oft the savago trod.' They
were not wide nor scarce a guide,
But all the ones we had, Our houses
For anew Country."
In memory 1 hear the song of the
whip-poor-Will again, and tho wail
of the wild cayote, and his snake
ship was often prevalent among us,
"The rattlesnake did our children
dread, Oftimes a fearful mother said,
Some beast of prey will take my
babe, In this new country. But.
we lived in social haniiony. We
drank the purling stream,No Doctor,
priest or lawyer there, was seldom
ever seen, Our health e'en needed no
repair, No saint forgot his pious
prayer, And who should fee a law
yer there, In the new country."
Those lines apply to the circum
stances so vividly that I cannot re
frain from using them, but I must
hasten for wish to speak of my
school days and my tutors, sonic
whom you all know well. My first
teacher was Miss Helen Katun In.in
up north of town, now the Widow
Wilcox, Lev Stone of Delhi, Miss
Ursula Davis of Delhi, now Mrs.
.Tames Ball of Delaware, and later
Lee Chapel of North Manchester,
L. S. Gates, Miss Pheoba Ann Coon,
afterwards Mrs. Steve Edmunds, and
later still Stephen Edmunds.
Oh those halcyon days, so many
years ago. how sweet their memory
t-till, through tho dimness of the
distant time, 1 still gaze lingering—
on "a
button for a member of my own
Addison Smith, then of the Bay
settlement, Rev. Amsden, lately de
ceased of our own town, and old
Uncle Daniel Smith of near Delhi,
a good old fashioned Methodist
preacher, used to preach to us Sun
days in the school house where don
ned in our Sunday best, our sun
bonnets and calico gowns, we at
tended services and how vividly the
scene presents itself to me when
those good old saints would arise
and give out the hymn and line it,
"A Charge to Keep I have, A God
to Glorify." Please sing-and we
sang-and with a spirit too. The
regular good old fashioned singing,
the sweetest music on earth to me,
which speaks of that home far be
yond, where the congregations ne'er
break up and Sabbaths never end.
Dr. Stout of Delhi, who was after
ward murdered by a Dr. Sharp of
the same place and our own Dr.
Morse of Manchester were our prac
ticing physicians.
There in Junes of childhood wo
climbed the pliant saplings for acid
oak balls. There following the
gurgling waters under tho willows,
and around the ferny banks of
Spring Branch' we rambled for pear
ly pebbles or strolled upward along
the slopes for strawberries and June
berries. There in sultry Augusts,
we found the coolest and quietest
shades, and there in now long gone
Septembers, at the oak tree roots,
and on the level mosses of the rocks
we played merchant gathering the
frost fabrics for fanciful goods—the
glossy crimson gum leaves for silks
the brown hickory leaves for broad
cloths and faded lilly blades for
ribbons rare all nicely arranged on
shelves of bark behind counters of
fallen timbers. These were our
treasures then, and that wealth gave
us exquisite pleasure. Never did
salesman in city trade more earnest
ly recommend his merchandise than
wc "our best assorted" and "latest
styles" when we played "keeping
store," and oiir customers! 1 see
them now, the little ladies tripping
from their make believe houses be
neath a score of neighboring wild
vine arbors, the miniature men,
astride of sticks for horses, gallop
ing to our very store doors, and
there dismounting to examine our
stock of soapstone plows, our poke
berry paints, our harness of plaited
grass, our dock leaf leather our
hazehvood iron and our nails of
broken twigs of hawthorne bushes.
And the money—ready pay, for
much as we loved, we never trusted
in a financial sense, but in every
other always. Our money ever cur
rent, and never counterfeited, was
lieither silver nor gold,but the pretty
ground acorn shells, products of our
own beautiful western home, or the
tiny white pebbles, gathered from
the brook that bubbled down the
valley. But here, this sultry aftor
noon as I stand before you, the
scenes of the past are blended, not
only as a picture of summers gone
forever, but of many merry winters
between. The artist in my mind's
eye gives the winter picture better
than I can with my pen and the
sports of the youngsters were none
the less enjoyable for cold or be
cause of the teacher's eye.
Summers and winters all, were
filled with royalist delights, and to
day in my imagination I see the
dilapidated old log school house
standing near the cross roads, not
far from Farmer Dudley's old home
stead, with its dark zebraish walls,
so warped and weather-beaten, the
low roof cupped and curled by the
rains and suns of tedious years, the
sloping door sill so often pressed by
little brown bare feet, that have long
since wandered a' cold down into
the dark valley of shadows. All
these, as pictures, I see again. I
see the grassy square in front of the
school house door, where hand in
hand, in happy circle, loved and
loving all around, we used to play
and sing. Many were the lessons
learned, within and without those
sombre walls of log and clay. The
old school house on the green, where
everything was rude and plain, but
many of America's noted men have
gone out from those old tumble
down landmarks, to grapple with
the world, and make a name for them
selves, names that are an honor to
their country.
The tender recollections of Bchool
days even in that humble school
house and along its hallowed paths
around, are cherished for their pic
tures of peace, and shall be more
beautiful with tho added years, for
when this earth life is ended, the
glorified student shall look down
ward from Heaven and backward
afar along Die shining pathway that
led hi in to the immortal heights. He
will remember the school, where
were such gentle friendships, the
first outside of home, such floods of
light, such thrills of love, the
brightest- joys oji earlh.
j^Those old reminiscences of early
times in Delaware County, when the
places and the people that are left
were more than half a century
younger than they now are, are
glorious old by-gones, for the lines
of formality and fashion were not
very closely drawn in those days.
Society was eminently respectable
and circumspect, but.it was not gilt
edged, and every-body met on an
etpial footing, and went in for a good
Many, yes very many of those lov
ed voices, are silent now, and many
feet that tripped through the maizes
of the gay cotillion and the merry
reel, have grown weary with their
long pilgrimage
they were logs of wood, Rolled up names have .been lost in the flight of
in squares and corked with mud, If time,-who were conspicuous in ear™
the bark was tight the roof was good
the path of
life and among the shadows of the
evening time, and those are faded
but pleasant memories now.
We can remember many of the
names and many others whose
liest social circles of Delaware County.
For, as the lieart of child-hood,
brings, Something of Eternal joy
From its,own unsounded springs,
Such as life can scarce destroy So
remindful of the prime, Spirits
wandering to and fro, Prest upon
the resting time, In the Peace .of
long ago.
Tombs where lonely love repines,
Ghastly tenements of tears, Wear the
look of happy shrines, Through the
golden mist of years, Death, to
those who trust in good, Vindicates
his hardest blow Oil! Wo would
not, if wo could, Wake the sleep of
long ago a
Dr. G. II. Fuller had' prepared
short article on the impressions tho
pioneer received upon coming to this
prairie land and upon their hopes
and their realization, llcv. II. W.
Tnttle read
Immigration of Fifty Years Ago.
Dr. G. H. Fuller.
So much has been published in
the last year in tho excellent series of
papers in The Manchester Press con
cerning early experiences in this
county that Iliad not the courage to
try, to add to the peculiar incident of
that life already related, but will try
instead to sketch briefly tho impres
sions of an emigrant from the older
and more thickly settled regions of
our country, on his first arrival in
this, at that time, very now section.
The first impression, I think, WBB
always of the largeness of the country
to one coming from one of the valleys
of a hilly eastern state. In our first
trip west this was impressed upon us
the first morning we were in Blinois,
as by an accident to the train it was
at daylight standing in the inidst of
an almost perfectly level prairie. As
far as we could see east or west, in
a straight line, was the gradually
narrowing ribbon of the railroad
track, and north and south the level,
fertile ground, with an occasional
low house, corn field or scattering
tj:ee or small grove, -a veritable sea
of bounteous vegetable growth blend
ing in the dim distance with the dull
gray horizon of an October morning.
A more complete contrast to the val
leys and hillsides of New England
cannot be imagined.
No thoughtful person could fail to
foresee the wealth sometime to be ac
cumulated from those boundless
stores. This notwithstanding the ex
treme rawness and crudeness.r/of
everything in the lives arid surround
ings of the people.
Of the products of the soil fliey
had abundance and were lavish of
them. A sixteen-foot log cabin or
rough board cottage would often set
forth a banquet fit for a prince in
everything except style and to style
the people were indifferent, so long
as they had the banquet.
They came from three or four
perhaps eight or ten miles as
cheerfully in their lumber wagons
and sunbonnets as their descendants
in their surreys and more fashionable
attire, and if horses were not con
venient they did not scorn the
equally faithful, if not as rapid, team
of oxen.
But in all their labors and priva
tions these pioneer settlers had faith
in the future and at least a partial
vision of the wonderful development
of the present da}' in wealth, and in
the conveniences, comforts, and re
finements of life, which tliey were
sure would some day result from the
judicious improvement of the stupen
dous natural resources around them
Lidderdale and Lanesboro are bright
new towns on the Chicago Great West
era Hallway. For particulars write
lidwln B. Magill, Mgr., Townsite
Dep't., Fort Dodge, Iowa. 25wl
The new town of Ludderdale, Carroll
County, on the Omaha extension of
the Ctncago Great Western Railway
will be opened to the public by an auc
tion sale of lots about tbe middle of
July, For particulars address Edwin
i'. Mspill, Mgr., Townsite Dep't., Fort
Dodge, la. 25w4*
Homeseekers Excursions.
One-way rate witb two dollars addi
tional, for round trip tickets on sale the
first and third Tuesdays of every month,
with limit for return 21 days from date
of sale. See ticket agents of Minneap
olis & St Louis for information as tn
rates, etc, or address A. B. Cutts, G. P.
& T. A. Minneapolis, Minn.
Fine Bred Horses.
2 Fillies 2 and 3 Years old
Sire, Instructor H.,
Record 2:26
Perhaps the next idea suggested
was.the abounding fertility of this
great plain. The east from which we
came had rich soil, but it was in
patches-here a choice valley, there a
fertile bunch of land or hillside not
steep enough to wash, while between
were gravelly or rocky sections, or
ground so steep that all the goodness
of the soil had long ago been carried
away by floods. But now we were in
deed in a sea of fertility apparently
as boundless almost as the ocean it
self-whole counties, whole states,
with scarcely a waste acre in a
thousand among the vast expanse of
the prodigal richness of .these fertile
Dam by Alltell by Alerton,
record 2:11 at 2 years, dam Annie
Dickinson, record 2:16.
2. Dam, Lady Hopefull, record
2:20 by Mainbrino Pilot, as fine a
breel mare as ever came to this
country. Also the dam of above
colts with nlly colt at her side,
sire, Judge Clifton, by Mambrino
Also a 3 year old filly, sire Broc
ton, dam, Bird H., full sister to
dam of Axtell.
Will Trade for Cattle. A
Chance not Offered Every
Day to Procure a Fine
Bred Brood Mare.
Jos., Hutchinson.
The Largest And Best Wild .West Display Now In
wiLfi Kxmurr AT
Ilmtlaj, July 16,
the Zenith of Us OvorwholmlDR and Triumphant Success, ITesontme a L'roaram of Mai-'
velous Merit, and introducing the
Buuh fti Indians. Soldier* of the Amnloan, English, Uvrman. Russian and Cuban Ann'os fully
jMie&hlbltton that teaohe? hut does not
These are the Men who Do and Dare
A Grand Review pf All Nations
Claudius and American Indians iiarilclpnte.
Artillery DrIU by Veterans,
the Plains with incidental events
Pony Express litrilnit. Grouimof Mnxlenn Mnr«i'iuoii and Lasso Extorts. Celebrated Cracli
Shots ami N toa Marksmen. Koal Arnlilm Horncmoii. Athletic Mfe-aaving Drills, by Votemns
of the U. S. Llfo-SavhiR Service, Indian Uoya In favorite pastimes.
Cowboy Fun With- The Bucking Broncos
Wild Beast of the Forest.
Genuine Cossacks from the Caucasus of Russia. U. 8. Cavalry Drills and Military ISxej-ctanB,
The Kamotts Dftadwnod Stage Coaoh, Attack, Kepulse and Victory. Moments with_ tho Bnlns
Throwers Rough llldera and Native Qauchos.
lllfiKD OF
Last of their Race, THE ONLY LIVING
Genuine Full-Blooded Buffaloes
A llufttlo iiiiQt as it was in tho Far West Keats of Marksmansfflp. Grand Military Maneuvers.
Episodes of Camp Life, with all its humors and hardships. The Bivouac at nisht. Assembly of
tho Allied Armies. Incldehtlal Drill and Action. Itnaustic Scenes "On the Firmp Line," all tho
exciting elements of actual Warfare and Battle, In which "Old Glory" ulway* Waves Triumphant.
The Battle of "LITTLE BIG HORN"
GEN'L CUSTER'S LAST FIGHT. Historical Events of Life on the Western Plains.
See It While You May! Enjoy It While You Canl
Grand Review of the Rough Riders dato^E^WbUion.0
Two Exhibitions Dally, Rain or Shine. Afternoon at 2, Night at 9.,
Doors Open One Hour Earlier.
0n HJl0W
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from too FEET IN MID-AIH. Wortn Miles of Travel Alone to See.
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