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:i wm ^l]c ^Democrat. ^UBLlSHtO IVRt ^IDNiaPAY. O «. BPiONBGN. •. NOTICE.—On the slip of paper upon which ho name Is printed, appears the date to which the paper ib paid for, &od a renewal In always tpootfully solicited. The writer's namo must aocompany any arti cle for publication, as »& OTtdene of food faith Bargains! •yft: ift,1 Xt $ f}'i I •zlm tt' Owing to $ Pays 4%. V*" A #farW-, M. OARR. BRONSON & OAflR. Edlton and Proprietors SUBSCU1PTION PRICE. Yearly advance tl 60 not paid In advanee 9 00 *V*& ,^°* -IN Wall Paper. y.\\% RNTK11K1 AT T1IE I'OSTOKPICR AT I fllAKOHKTEB, IOWA, AS BKCONII-CLASB MATTKB. Bargains! our tremendous spring sale of Wall Paper we have quite a number of broken patterns which will be sold at prices that will surprise you. If you want anything that is nice and up to-date it will pay you to see our line. We have a nice line of Room Mouldings. YOURS FOR BUSINESS. Central Anders Pharmacy. & Philipp. PORCH, ROCKERS For the Next Few Days. SPECIAL ... SALE... Large and comfortable. Just the thing for that "tired feel- Ladies' Shirt Fancy White, Only, 4Qc. Ladies' and Children's OXFORDS and Fancy Patent Leather Slippers. A full line of shoes, in Ask for Racket Store Tickets Phone 270. W. W. Ford. First Step In financial advancement is the opening of a savings account it's so. Join us. •STATE SAVINGS BANK MANCHESTER, IOWA. WQOOOOOOWOOOaOWOOOC SIIOD I jltvaler. Can Oo A-Fishin* With A Stick, A And A Pin But if you 'ant to Fish ind Catch h, Get Youi fack'e of Telephone 129, String, FISHING IACKL As yet Editor Miller of the Wnverly Democrat shows no in clination to be a good Indian. Tho Oliver P. Morton homestead at Centerville, Wayne county, Ind., is offered for sale. The present owner, Miss Mai tha Peele, values it at $4,000. "I don't want to sell it," she sayB,"but I think I shall have to. How I do wish some historical society or the state would buy it and preserve it for history's sake! I could sell the place for conversion into town lots, but I don't want it to go that way. The memories that cling to it are far too dear." The fact is not generally known that Indiana's war governor would have been known to fame as Oliver P. Throck morton if his grandfather had not shortened the family name by knock ing off the first syllable. After the battle" of the Yalu, dur ing the war between China and Japan, Admiral Ito, who, as will be remembered, covered himself with glory on that occasion, had granted a young officer a few days' leave of absence. When the time came for the absentee to rejoin his ship the abmijal Deceived the following lacon ic telegram "Owing to unforeseen circumstance I cannot, as expected, return to duty." The admiral replied:"Either give reason or re turn." Shortly after a message reached him from a hospital at Iokosuta: "Train lost-cannot travel leg lost-cannot run. Will return if you insist." Admiral Ito did not insist. Does an Education Pay? Does it pay an acorn to become an oak? Does it pay to escape being a rich ignoramou8? Does it pay to fit oneself for a sup erior position? Does it pay to open a little wider the door of a narrow life? Does it pay to make life a glory instead of a grind? Does it pay to add power to the lens of the microscope or telescope? Does it pay to taste the exhilara tion of feeling one's powers unfold? Does it pay to take the dry, dreary drudgery out of life? Does it pay a rosebud to open its petals and fling out its beauty to the. world? Does'it pay to push one's horizon farther out in order to get a wider outlook, a clearer vision? Does it pay to- learn how to cen ter thought with power, how to marshal one's mental force effective ly?—Success. Dalton on the Big Head. What are you kicking about tlint boy haying the bighead for? You had the bighead fully as bad as he has or even worse, at one time, didn't you? Every boy is afflicted with the bighead to a certain extent and the only time it is inexcusable is when the boy fails to get over it and goes forging it into man's estate handi capped with such a terrible affliction. A boy with the bighead is tiresome enough, but a man with the bighead is intolerable. Worse still is a girl or a woman with the same affliction.. But the average boy is expected to have at least a touch of tho disease, hence he ought not to be severely censured for it, especially when his censors used to havo it worse than the boy ever thought of having it. Give the boy a chance to grow out of it and don't give him the worst of it all the time, just because he has something that you once had and had a fearful time getting rid of. Look yourself over carefully and see if there is not a touch of the old boy hood left in your makeup yet. When you get an idea that your money makes you the equal of men with real brains, that's the bighead. When you imagine your wife can trot in the best society and be really respected, (when in fact, she is sneered at when ever her back is turned) just because you have the price and she has the clothes, that's the bighead. When you get an itching for office and imagine your friends are all falling over each other to hand you some thing juicy, just because you havo voted the same ticket year after year and did not have brains to know why you did so, that's the bighead. The Adaptability of Joseph. Be was a little sawed-off runt, with patches on I hti clothes. He had a cowlick on hts head, and freckles ou his nose He wasnogood at leaiouafor he always hated books. lie |ulte preferred tho mystery ot aoglcworms aud hooks. While other fellows cottoned down to wisdom's prosy way, Joe used to pound an old baseb.il!, and keep It up all day. You'd always And that little runt, so full of grit and saod, Go dragglmi everywhere wlib him a ball club lu his band. 1 guess he used to bleep with it, he seemed to love It to. For everywhere that ball club went along went rut.ty Joa. And so he kept it up for years, until he was the king High inoukey monk among us all, and quite the proper thing. One oi the chaps a meichant Is—his business is dull And oue's a minister who has to keop six small mouths full And one's a lawyer without briefs another Is a clerk Who'.measures ribbons In a store, and has to hump and work. They havo to hustle for the stuff, those follows who were wise Hut Joe, the little stub and twist, he seems to yank the prize. He's easy as be used to be, contented, full of cheer— He'll get three thousand plunkers just to play base ball this year. -if: When you imagine that heaven's gates are fairly yawning for yon, merely because you yell "amen" the loudest and pay the highest pew rent, that's the bighead. When you get the idea into that funny head of yours that you can do business without advertising, just because you've been in town so long that everybody knows you and won't go anywhere else to trade, that's the bighead. When you fondly cherish the belief that you can beat a slot machine, a poker game, the racos, or any game of chance played by the "other fellow," that's the bighead. When you think you can fight booze all your life without a block eye now and then and eventually landing in the position of the under dog, that's the bighead. When you get the idea that everybody is letting you in on the ground floor and not telling their secrets to everybody else, that's the bighead. But why go on? There are innumerable symptoms of the big head and you haven't got all of them Give the boy a chance and don't con demn him to eternal failure just be cause he has the bighead —Manson Democrat. Brooklyn Life. A good remedy for scours in calves is rennet extract. Give one tea spoonful to a gallon of milk. Tainted Milk. Soon, say the Farmers' Tribune, we will hear much complaint from the consumers of milk products about taints in milk. The dairy man's difficulties begin when he is obliged to rectify the trouble. In nine cases out of .ten the cause of bad or tainted milk is due to the dairyman's neglect in handling his dairy. Dr. Gerber, the Swiss scien tist, gives' the following causes of bad or tainted milk: 1 Poor, decayed fodder, or irra tional methods of feeding. 2 Poor, dirty water used for drinking water or for the washing of utensils. 3 Foul air in cow stable, or the cows lying in their own dung. 4 Lack of cleanliness in milking: manure particles on ndder. 5 Keeping the milk long in too warm, poorly ventilated and dirty Neglecting to cool the milk rapidly, directly after milking. 7 Lack of cleanliness in the care of the milk, from which cause the .greater number of milk taints arise. 8 Poor U-ansportation facilities. 9 Sick cows, udder~uiseas8r-.et!! 10 Cows being in heat. 11 Mixing freehand old-milkin the «ame can. 12 Itusty tin pails and tin cai :.t: Hog Notes. When hog cholera appears on the farm, two things are essential: First confine the disease to one farm sec ond, prevent by all possible means the loss of the entire herd by issola tion and disinfection. Disinfect all woodwork with two per cent carbolic acid solution. This solution is made by dissolving 1} ounce pure carbolic acid in one-half gallon of water. All things considered, we believe that the split bottom trough is best to feed slop to the pigs in. This trough should be eight or ten inches wide and a six inch plank should be nailed on the sides. Such a trough is easily kept in place and there is a better opportunity afforded each pig to secure his share of feed and there is less opportunity for wasting food. With pigs the time for weaning is usually from ten to twelve weeks. A good deal will depend, however, upon the condition of the sow and the quantity of milk she has as well as the growth and thrift of the pigs, but in all cases it will be best to commence feeding the pigs as soon as they show a disposition to eat. This not only materially helps to se cure abetter growth with the pigs but lessens the drain on the sow. After the pigs are feeding, it. is good plan to separate the stronger ones from the weaker, especially where swine growers are raising large number of pigs. There will be no robbers and a better chance for equal distribution of food will be ob tained.—Farmers' Tribune. Growing Alfalfa—Handling the Hay After First Season. The first crop is usually ready to cut about the last week in May, fhis being the heaviest and coarsest it is the poorest in quality of the several crops. Cut when the first blooms appear. Get this crop cut early and off the.'ground, as it will help the second growth to earlier maturity Start the mower soon after the dew is off in the morning: rake up small winrows in the afternoon, and pile these up in tall, neatly made cocks that will shed the rain well, If the weather holds good draw the hay to the barn the next day. The principal factor to observe in handling alfalfa hay is saving tho leaves, as they are about four times as rich in protein as the stems, and shatter off very easily if not properly handled. The leafless hay is of very little value. If you liave-ti 'side delivery rake and hay loader they are preferred to the common methods of handling the hay spoken of above. After the first ciop, calculate to cut the hay when one-tenth of the blossoms are in bloom. The Kansas experiment station indicates the im portance of this practice by the fol lowing figures: Protein. Alfalfa out M0 in bloom 18.5 percent. Alfalfa cut 4 in bloom 17.2 percent, Alfalfa out in full bloom 14.4 percent. It is a good practice to disc tho field lightly, early in the spring, and directly after each cutting. This smooths the ground, stimulates new growth and kills noxious weeds.— Farmers' Tribune. MANCHESTER, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21), 1904 VOL. XXX--N0. 26. OLD TIME BASEBALL. IT WAS NOT SCIENTIFIC AND FEW RULES WERE OBSERVED. flic flatter Wan Ktiutvo lis the k'ad tllcmun, and (lie Object Was to Throw a Unll That Could lie Ilit-^Ui'lnelnK' In the Side." Time will not turn back in its lligbt, but the mind can travel back to tho days before baseball or at least to the days before baseball was so well known ami before It bad become ko BeientiUe. Thoro were ball sanies in those days in town and country, and the country ball ^anie was an event. There were no clubs. Tln» country boy of those days was not givjrarkms. lie preferred Hooking by himself and re maining independent. On Sunday aft ernoons the neighborhood boys met on some well crossed pasture, and. wheth er ten or forty, every one was to tako port in the game. Self appointed lead ers divided the boys into two compa nies', by alternately picking one until the iBUpply was exhausted. Tlu» bat. which was no round stiek, such as is now used, but a stout paddle with a tolQdc two Inches thick-and four inches w|de with a convenient handle dressed on to it, was the chosen arbiter. One of the leaders spat on the side of this bat, which wa^Jionestly called "the paddle." and 4fBRl the leader of the opposition forces, "Wet or dry?" The paddle was theft sent whirling up in t&eA ir, and when it cauie down which ever side won went to the bat, whUc the others scattered over the field. The balh was not what would be called a "National league ball" nowa days, but it served every purpose. It was u8ually made 011 the spot by some boy offering up his woolen socks as an oblation, and these were raveled and wound round a bullet, a handful of strips cut from a rubber overshoe, a piece of cork or almost anything or nothing, when anything was not avail able. The winding of this ball was an art, and whoever could excel in this art was'looked upon as a superior be ing. The ball must be a perfect sphere and the threads as regularly laid as the wire on the helix of a magnetic armature. When the winding was com plete the surface of the ball was thor oughly sewed with a large needle and thread to prevent it from unwinding whl^n a thread was cut. The diamond was'not arbitrarily marked off as now. Sometimes there were four bases and sometimes six or seven. They were not itiKjOtdistuut, but were marked by any fprtultou# rock or shrub or depression ^*»e ground where the steers were t-to bellQSLand paw up the earth, of these sure to lfe'.wleoted'-a.ei :.?tl«^ no ur^Alled the home no masks or mitts or protec^orS^SKSfS^ was no science or chicanery, now called "headwork." The strapping young oafs, embryonic teachers, presi dents and premiers were too honest for this. The pitcher was the one who could throw a ball over the "den," and few could do this. His object was to throw a ball that could be hit. The paddleman's object was to hit the ball, and if he struck at it—which he need not do unless ho chose—and missed It the catcher, standing well back, tried to catch it after it had lost its momentum by striking the earth once and bounding in the air—"on tho first bounce" it was called—and if ho succeeded ttife paddleman was "dead," and another took his place. If he struck it and it was not caught in tho field or elsewhere in the air or "on tho bounce," he could strike twice more, but tho third time he was compelled to run. There was 110 umpire uud very little wrangliug. There was no effort to pounce upon a base runner aud touch htm with the ball. Any one hav ing it could throw it at htm, and if it hit him he was "dead"—almost literal ly sometimes. If he dodged the ball, he kept on running until the "den" was reached. Sesae of the players becamo proficient in "ducking, dodging and side stepping, and others learned to throw the ball with the accuracy of a ritlo bullet. No matter how many players were 011 a side, each and every oue bad to bo put out, and if the last one made threo successive home runs he "brought lu the side," and the outfielders, pitchers and catcher had to do all their work over agalu. The boy who could "bring in his side" was a hero. No victorious general was ever prouder or more lauded. Horatius at the bfidge was small potatoes in comparison. He was the uncrowned kiug. There were no foul hits. If a ball touched the paddlo ever so lightly, it was tick, and three ticks made a compulsory run. The score was kept by some one cuttiug notches in a stick, and the runs dur ing an afternoon ran into the hun dreds. If the ball was lost in the grass rolled under a Scotch thistle, the cry "Lost ball!" was raised and the game stopped until it was found.—Cin cinnati Commercial Tribune. Wliut a l.te Did. The madness of suicide as a relief from mental anguish was vividly illus trated years ago by an incident which occurred in an Italian town. Morettl, a tailor, was sent to prison on a charge of fraud. Ills sweetheart called upon the police otilccr to ask how long Mo rettl was likely to lie conlhied and was told that it would be probably for many years. The policciuan had been Instigated to say this by the girl's mother, who disliked the match. Over whelmed with grief and thereby driven to despair, the poor girl put an end to her life by poison. A few days later Morettl was released from custody, the accusation agaiust him having been proved false. He returned home to find his affianced bride a corpse. Frenzied at the sight, he, too, destroy ed himself. The lie wrought a double tragedy. SrldCH Wlio Percli In Trees. Among the Lolos of western China it Is customary for the bride ou the wed ding morning to percli herself ou tho highest branch of a large tree while the elder female members of her family cluster ou the lower limbs armed with sticks. When all arc duly stationed tho bridegroom clambers up the tree, assailed on all sides by blows, pushes atid pinches from the dowagers, and it is not until he has fraoken through their fence and captured the bride that he Is allowed to carry her off. *7Zg?rr?, i^^«M^^p^^Mi|iisiii*ii You Ask Why There Are Such Snaps In The Yazoo Valley Yielding 20".) to when there are millions of money seeking in vestment at 4"!. and 5°». Answer this: Why were there lands in Delaware County 10 years ago, sold at S25 and rented for $2.50 and yielded 10"u steady income, nnd doubled their value in 8 years, making in all about 18"" on what they cost while thousands of dol lars were lying all around them drawing 8".. and 4"»V Tell why this has been true right here with land von have yourself plowed up and I will tell you why such bar gains, and twice such bargains are changing hands at increased values by the thousands of acres every hour, '"lie question with you is whether you will place your money at 4". and or place it in the best lands on top of the earth at 20",, to 30'/i. Which is the thing to do? E. J. BRECKON, Tel. 103. Manchester, Iowa. TIRRILL & PIERCE are Loaning Money as cheap as any person or corporation. FOR SALE! A farm of about 193 acres, on line of Cedar Ilapids branch of Illinois Central It. IS., live miles south of Manchester, and one mile from Golden station ample buildings and of good quality line well water with wind mill and tanks. No better grain and stock farm in Delaware county. Must be sold to settle an estate. Is a bargain at §05.00 per acre, which will buy it if taken soon. 210 ao- miles southeast of Manci.. j-. ^jg^iuder im ji'ovement," ^ce/4fine juildings, all new, ... them good well water \vitu^ mill and tanks. Best farm for money in the country. Come Ick if you want a bargain. Price $o0.00 per. acre. We have other farms and can suit Call and see us. you. 1 DELAWARE COUNTV STATE BANK Manchester, Iowa. Capital and Surplus $90,000. OPFIOER8—• WM. C. CAWLEY, President. R. W. TIRRILL, .... Vice President CHAS. J. SEBDS, Cashier. C. W. KEAGY, AM I. Cashier. DIRECTOR® WM. C. CAWLEY. B. W. TIRRILL. W. G. KEN YON. H. F. ARNOLD. M. H. WILL1STON. GEO. W. DUNHAM. E. P. SEEDS. G. W. KEAGY. CBAS. J. SEEDS. A general banking business transacted In branches. Drafts sold, payable anywhereln the United States, England. Ireland and Eurupe. Interest paid on Time Deposit* at current rates, which can be made in any sum from one dollar up. Deposit Boxea for rent, for the storage ot valuable papers, etc., all guarded by Urne locks. Steamship Tioketa for sale to and from all parts of Europe. Private personal checking accounts received from ladles. The banking business of the public Is respect* fully solicited, and we assure all our customers every accommodation consistent with good busl. ness methods. DELAWARE COUNTY Hid Co. Manchester, Iowa. ABSTRACTS. REAL ESTATE. LOANS AND CONVEYANCING. Office In First National Bank Building Orders by mail will receive careful attention. We have complete copiro of ail records of Delaware county. ENNIS BOGGS. MANAOKR. W. N. BOYNION, HAS SILVER PLATED SPOONS, FORKS, KNIVES, TEA SETS, WATER SETS CAKE BASKETS, BUTTER DISHES, ETC., ETC. 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