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4 SYNOPSIS. OBAPTBll I—Several mysterious deaths liavo occurred In the Moore houso In Washington It Is vacant. Undo David Mooro, a putsperous heir, a widower rocluso. lives across thfvStreet Ills nelce, Veronica Aloore, In a lit of caprlco opons the house to celebrato hor wccldlne with rancls Jeffrey. A supposed «uost was found lying dead In tliefaUl room before the ceremony was llnlshod.- When the story opons, tho houso Is again empty, and ITnele David notllk the at a Is a it I A detective goes with Uncle David and afturavluw from tho outside ooucluded that there Is-sonic one In the bouse. Summoning aid, ho enters, while Undo David rotlres within his own home and begins lilaylng the organ. Tho deticllvo Unas the hoay of a woman on the lloor In front of a settle which has played a part In provlons tradegles. A pistol Is attached to linr wrist by a ribbon. Ill—In an upstairs room tho dotec tive llnds burned matchcs, candles, a rich wrap lying with the bridal bntKiuctand a handkerchief maried "Veronica,-'with dust upon it. on a mantel aro Anger marks In tho dust, tunl a pic turo on the wall has roccntiy boon dusted- 1 There was the miser's gloating in this repetition nt-n,nb-,~ -".'Qcicntly gloating or it man WHO srop.ViMiigi suddenly rich after a life of poverty There was likewise a callousness 11s regarded Ills ,niece's surprising death which I considered myself to have some excuse.for noticing. "You nccept.her death very calmly," I remarked. "Probably you knew her to be possessed of an erratic mind." He wns about to bestow 1111 admoni tory kick on his dog, who had been in discreet enough to rise at his master's Entering the 'forbidding portal first move, but his foot stopped In mid air In Ills anxiety to concentrate all his attention 011 his answer "I am man of few sentimentali ties," he coldly averred. "I have loved but one person in my whole life- Why, then, should I be expected to mourn over a niece who did not care enough for me to Invite me to her wedding? It "would bo an affectation unworthy the man who hns at Inst come to till his rightful position I11 this community us the owner of the great Moore es tate. For great It shall be," he em phatically continued. "In throe years you will not know- the house over yon der. Despite its fancied ghosts and deuth dealing fireplace, it will stand A1 111 Washington. I, David Aloore, promise you this, and I am not 1111111 to utter futuous prophecies- Hut 1 must bo missed over there Hero he gaye tho niustllf the long de layed kick, "ltudge, stay here! The vestibule opposite Is Icy. Resides, your howls are not wanted in those old walls tonight even if you would go with me, which I doubt. lie has never been willing to cross to that side of the street," the old gentleman went on to complain, with his lirst show of ir ritation. "But he'll have to overcome that prejudice soon, even if 1 have to tear up the old hearthstone and recon struct the walls. I can't llvo without Budge, and I will not live In another place than In the old home of my an cestors." Tif" .. 2- Filigree Ball By ANNA KATHARINE GREEN, Author of "The Mystery of Agatha Webb," "Lost Man's Lane," Etc. Copyright, 1903, by the Bobbs»Mcrrlll Company 4IX and come to its dregs prematurely. I do not know and I do not care. What concerns me is that the responsibility of a large fortune has fallen upon me most unexpectedly and that I have •pride enough to wish to show myself capable of sustaining the burden. He sides. clicy may be tempted to do some mischief to the walls or iloors over there. The police respect 110 man's property. Hut I am determined they shall respect mine. No rippmgs up or teanngs down will I allow unless I stand b.v to supervise the Job- 1 am master of the old homestead now and V. Veronica's half sister, Cora Tuttle, Is ptrangely affected on tho scene of tho trade^v. The dead woman's watch lied fallen and stopped it 7:13 JelTrey comes In with a noto from his wife say ing that she did not love him ns she thought Miss Tuttle ovldontly loves him, v—Uncle TTo ssnnK ivirnor nielocir.-iimticnlly Into his sent, yet his fnce ami form aid not loso that KuddiMi assumption of dignity which 1 lind observed in I1I111 ever since my onti-Mlice Into the house "I mil overwhelmed In- tills news" he remarked. "blie hns shot herself Why?" "I did not say that she had shot her self," I carefully repeated. "Yet the facts point that way and Mr. Jeffrey accepts the suicide theory without question." "All, Mr. Jeffrey is there!" "Most certainly he wns sent for at once." "And Miss Tuttle? She came with him of course?" "She came, but not with him. Sue Is very fond of her sister." "I must go over nt once!" lie cried, leaping again to his feet and looking about for his hat. "It is ray duty to make them feel lit home In short, to —to put the house at their disposal Here he found his hat and placed it on Ills head. "The property is mine now, you know," he politely, explained, turn ing, with a keen lfglit.in his gray eve, full upon me and overwhelming me with the grand air of man who has come unexpectedly into his own "Mrs Jeffrey's father wns my youimer broth er—the story is an old and long ouiv and the property, which in nil Justice should have been divided between us, went entirely to him. But he was a good follow in the main and saw tho injustice of his father's will as elenrly as I did, and years ago made one oil his own account bequeathing mo the whole estate 111 case lie left 110 issue or that issue died. Veronica was his only child Veronica lias died therefore the old house is mine and all that goes with it—oil that goes with it" ollowing acco ut of tho •pmtt wedding. As it is sensational description of a sensational event, 1 shall niako 110 apology for the head lines which startled all Washington the night they appeared: "STARTLING TERMINATION OK JEFFUEY-MOOUK WEDDING. The Traditional Doom Follows the Opening of the Old Ilouse on W averley Avenue. 4 I wns by this time following him out "You have failed to answer the sug gestion I made you a minute since," I hazarded. "Will you pardon me if I put It now ns a question? lour niece, Mis. Jeffrey, seemed to have every thing in the world to make her happy, jet she took her life. Was there a taint of Infinity in her blood, or was lier nature so impulsive that her aston ishing death in so revolting a place should awaken In you so little won der?" A gleam of what had made him more or less feared by the very urchins who dogged his stops and made sport of liini at a iebpectlul distance shot from his eye as lie glowered back at me from tho open door. Hut he hastily suppiesscd this bign of displeasure and replied with the faintest tinge of sar casm: "There! lou are expecting from nie feelings which belong to youth or to men of much 111010 heart than under standing. I tell you that I have no feelings. My niece may have developed Insanity or she may simply have drunk feci cup of pleasure dry at twenty-two Ilalls which had moldered away in an unbroken silence for years echoed again wjth laughter and palpitated to the choicest strains of the Marine band. All doors were open save those ot the library —an exception which added a pleasing excitement to the oc casion—and when b.v chance some of the more .vonthrul guests were caught peering behind the two Corinthian pil lars guarding these forbidden precincts tho memories thus evoked were mo mentary and the shadow soon passed "J ho wedding had been set for high noon, und as the clock In the drawing loom struck the hour every head was czunc-d to catch the lirst glimpse of the bride coming down the old fashioned fctaiicas«. Hut five minutes, ten min utes, a half hour, passed without this expectation being gratified. Tho crowd above and below were growing rest less when suddenly a crv was heard from beyond the gilded pillars framing the library door, and a young lady was seen rushing from tho forbidden quar ter, trembling with dismay and white with horror. It was Miss Abbott of Stratford Circle, who In the interim of waiting had allowed her ©urloslty to master her dread and by one peep Into the room, which seemed to exer cise over her the fascination of a liluo beard's chamber, discovered the out stretched form of a man lying sense less and apparently dead on tho edge of the hearthstone. Tho terror which instantly spread among tho guests shows tho hold which superstition has upon all classes of humanity. Hap liilr. lmsieyjx. an unseemly panic was averted by the necessity which nil felt of preserving some sort of composure till the ceremony for which they had assembled had been performed, for simultaneously with this discovery of death in tho library there had come from above tho sound of the approach ing bridal procession, and cries were hushed and beating hearts restrained ns Miss Moores charming face and exquisite figure appeared between tho rows of flowering plants with which the staircase was lined. No need for the murmur to go about: 'Spare tho bride! Let nothing hut cheer surround her till she Is Jeffrey's wife!' Tho look of joy which irradiated her counte nance and gave a fairylike aspect to her-w hole exquisite person would have deterred the most careless and self centered person there from casting a r.hadow across her pathway one min ute sooner than necessity demanded. ri I mean to show It." And with a last glance at the dog, who uttered the most mournful of protests ill reply, lie shut the front door and betook himself to the other side of the street 1 CIIAPTEK VI. N' EXT inonunv: tljo city was in a blaze of oxeitement. All the bmninic questions of tlie hour flit' rapid jnohilization of tho army ami tho prospect of speedy ad vance on Cuba—were forgotten in the (•ntftoissintf topic of young Mrs. Jef frey death and the awful circum stances surrounding if. Though I WIIH the hero of the hour and, ds such, subjected to uu infinite number 01 questions, rouowcu tne load oi my superiors and carofullv re frained from advancing any theories beyond tho obvious one of suicide- Tito moment for sell exploitation was not lipe, I did not stand high enough in the confidence of tho major, ur, I may Baj, of the lieutenant of my own pre cinct, to risk the triumph I anticipated ultimately by a premature expression of opinion. I had an enemy at headnuarters or. lather, one of the men there had al ways appeared peculiarly interested in showing me up in the worst light. Uhe name of this man was Durbln, and It was lie who had uttered some thing like a slighting remark when on that hist night I endeavored to call the captains attention to seme of the small nuittcio which had olfered themselves to me in the light ol' clews. Perhaps it was the proupcct ol surprising him bomo day which made me so wnrv now as well a» .-io alert to lit! my mind with all known faetb concerning tho Jef- 1'inp freys. One of my first acts turn over. rcrea 4 One of the Guests 1-ound Lying Dead on the Library Hearthstone. Letters In His I'ocKct- Show liini to Have I teen One I'teilierot Denver. No Interruption ol the Ceremony fol lows 'Jhis Ghastly Discovery, hut the Guests lv In All Direc tions ns Soon as the Nup tial Knot Is Tied. "The festivities attendant upon tho wedding ot Miss cromcu Moore to Mr. l'rancis Jcitrev ot this city met with a startling cheek today. As most of our readers know, the long closed house on averlcv avenue, which for nearly a century has been in the pos session of the brides family, was open ed for the occasion at the express wish of the bride. I'oi1 a week the prepara tions for this great function have been going on. When at an early hour this morning a line ot carriages drew up in front of the historic mansion and the bridal party entered under its once gloomy but now seemingly triumphant portal, the crowds, which blocked the street from curb to curb, testified to the interest lelt by the citizens of Washington in this daring attempt to brave tho traditions which have mark ed tliis house out as solitary and. by a fceeno of joyous festivity make the past forgotten and restore again to usefulness the decayed grandeurs of nil earlier time. As Miss Moore is one of Washington's most charming wom en and as this romantic effort natural ly lent an extraordinary interest to the ceremony of her marriage, a large number of our representative people assembled to witness it. and by high noon the scene was one of unusual brilliancy. $ he richness of the ancestral veil which covered her features and the natural timidity which prevents a bride from lifting her eves from the floor she traverses saved her from ob sening the strange looks b.v which her presence was hailed. She was conse^ quently enabled to go through tho cere mony in happy unconsciousness of the forced restraint which held that surg ing mass together. 4 As I noticed his assured bearing as ho disappeared within the forbidding loital which, according to his own story, had for so long a time been shut against I1I111, I asked in.vself If the can dle which I had noticed lying 011 his mantelshelf was of the same make and birte as those 1 had found 111 mv late Investigations in tlie house he was then entering. lint the bridesmaids were not so happy. Miss Tuttle especially held herself upright simply bv the exercise of her ill, and, though resplendent in beauty, suftorcd so much in her anxi ety for the bride that it was a matter of small surprise when she tainted at the conclusion of the ceremony/ .Mr. Jeffrey showed more composure, but the inward excitement under which he was laboring made him trip more than once in his responses, as many there noted whoso minds were not fix ed too strongly on flight. "Only Dr. Auchlncloss was quite himself, and by means of tho solem nity with which he invested his words Kept the hubbub clown, which was al ready making itself heard on tho out skirts of the crowd. Hut even his in fluence did not prevail beyond the mo ment devoted to the benediction. Once the sacred words wore said, such a btampede followed that the bride show ed much alarm, and it was left for Mr. Jeftroy to explain to her tho cause of this astonishing conduct on the part of her guests. She bore the disclosure well, all things considered, and one# she a.s fully assured that tho unhap py man whoso sudden death had thus interrupted the festivities was an in truder upon the scone and quite un known, not only to herself but to her newly made husband, she brightened perceptibly, though, like every one around her, she seemed anxious to leave the house, and, indeed, did so as soon as Miss Tuttle's condition war ranted it. "The fact that tho bride went through the ceremony without her bridal bouquet is looked upon by many as an unfavorable omen. In her anx iety not to impose any longer upon the patience of her guests, she had de scended without it. "As to the deceased, but little is known of him. Letters found on his person prove his name to be W. Pfelf fcr and his residence Penygy-—fuT presence In^IJss,-5fjtore house at a timf ^rYonnm-tuno is unexplained. list of wedding guests, nor was ho recognized as one of Miss Moore's friends either by Mr. Jeffrey or by such of her relatives and acquaintances as had tho courage to enter the library to see him. "W ith the exception of the discolored mark on his temple, showing where his head had come in contact with the hearthstone, his body presents an appearance of natural robustness, which makes his sudden end seem all the more shocking. No „~cii name iS-w^the Wft V'^tnr and His name has been found registered at the National hotel." Turning over the files I next came upon the following dispatch from Den ver: "Tho sudden death in Washington of Wallace Pfelffer, one of our best known and most respected citizens, is deeply deplored bv all who knew him und his unfortunate mother. He Is the last of licr three sons, all of whom have died within the year. The demise of Wallace leaves her entirely unpro vided for. It: was not known here that Mr. Pfeifier intended to visit "Washington. lie was supposed to go in quite the opposite direction, having said to more than one tlmt ho had business in San Francisco. His intru sion into the houso of Miss Moore during the celebration of a marriage in which he could have taken no per sonal interest is explained in the fol lowing manner by such as knew his mental peculiarities: Though a mer chant by trade and latterly a mlijor in the Klondike, he had great interest in the occult and was a strong believer in all kinds ot supernatural manifesta tions. lie may have heard of the un- happy reputation attaching to tho Moore house in Washington and, fas cinated by the mvsterv Involved em braced the opportunity afforded by open doors and the general confusion Incident to so large a gathering to en ter the interesting old place and inves tigate for himself the fatal library Hie fact of his having been found se cluded In this very room, at a moment when every other person in the house was pushing forward to see the bride, lends color to this supposition and his sudden death under circumstances tending to rouse the imagination shows tho extreme sensitiveness of his na ture. "He will be buried here." Tho next paragraph was short1 Fresher events were already crowding tills three days old wonder to the wall erdlct In the ease of Wallace Pfefffer, found lying dead on the heaithstone of the old Mooro house li brary. [TO HE CONTINUED IIoiirN uuil Luck. As strong as the superstition of Fri day is that concerning certain hours in European and oriental countries In Paris the superstition is so prev alent that an cntciprising business is that ot selling cards on which arc printed the hours that should be avoid ed. Tho famous Gambctta consulted a leadei ol aids as to the auspicious day for embarking on any important enterprise. Pie.sidcnt arnot was skeptical of sin thing:*, and ho chose an unlucky houi loi Ins journey to Lyons, where he was ussuhsiuatod.—American Queen- by HAI1 IE EltMINIE RIVES HEARTS I COURAGEOUS Copyright. 1902. by The Howeo-Merrlll Compu to have and to hold trom tuts oay forward, for better, for worse, lor rich er. lor pooivr, sickness and in health ""io have and to hold trom this day forward, tor better, for worse, for rich er, tor poorer, in sickness and in health* She was sobbing now so that she could scarcely frame tffe words: •*•10 love and to cherish—til! death us do'— Join. Louis! It canuot, it shall not. part us! •My own love!" ho said in choked tones, and held her quivering against his breast. ihe time Is up.' said the voice. Anne clasped Armand with her young arms—tightly, desperately, as if ber warm, yielding body, her face fragrant with white fragrance, could keep back Ihe death that looked from those muz zles. His hands disengaged her own to pin to his coat a yellow bauble he had tak en from his pocket, and then, as she clung, her strained senses became con scious of a wheeling plunge of horse men at the porch, hurried steps, a voice shaking with a strange vibration, ask ing questions In broken English. At the sound Armand threw back his head and stood like a stoue image 'Ihere was a pause. Then— •Louis Armand.'' saul the sibilant, halting tongue, "I command you to open thees door! \ou will not, eh? You know who I ainY" The sideboard fell with a crash, the splintered door tumbled upon It, and Armand stood to attention In the blaze of lantern light. At a glance Anne knew the officer who stood in tho door way. surrounded by a glittering start'. He was the major general commanding the division. "}ou surrendair, then? Good? An' where, Major Woodson, is the infor mal who has done such brilliant sairv icc to denouuee—eh? Come stun' be side me, M'sleu Jarrat, an' let us over whelm thees villain!' lie advanced a step into the room, his bright eyes on the pair. 'Ha! An vou iheenk I have never recognize you. Charles, all thees time— me who was your old brother in the College du liessisv Me Lafayette? lake oft. that wig! Take it off. I tell you!' Mechanically, Armand put his hand to his head. He drew off the black peruke, and, all at once unconfined, Ills brown, curling hair fell to his shoul ders, the ends just touching the yellow Cioss of St. Louis which sparkled like a topaz on hisxbreast. The act trans formed him. Ihe set mouth was gone, the fact* all softened to youthfulness. Louis Armand, the ininnstQr. seized at^Tnhrhrs'bnrg!' shouted Jarrat- "Ar liiand, who escaped the clutches of the congress! Armand, the traitor, gen tlemen. Tear off his cross!" One ot the circle about Lafayette turned facing him with an oath, but the general was before hiin. "No!' he cried. "No! Not Louis Armand tho traitor, but Charles Louis Armand. colonel of Armand's legion and Marquis do la Trouerie!" There was an instant of silence that turned a babel behind the spcaker. *"A lie!" shouted Jarrat. "A lie! The Marquis de la Trouerie is dead!" Anne had risen, trembling, speechless, her eyes fixed and glittering. "Aye," said Armand sternly, stretch ing his arm toward him. "He lias 1 ^1 mm reftdm/) room Uc advanced a step. been dead these five years, ltut hQ did not die when you supposed. That was but a play necessary to deceive a dog one would not wish barking at his heels. Ho called himself a secretary, and you—you Jackal—you thought to buy liini, a Frenchman, to betray liis master, his king and those colonics!" Lafayette laughed like a child. "He biibe him to bo—wliai vou thcenic, gentlemenV—to be himself! A rare pleasantree, eh? And the congress, they thcenk he trick them in seventee &i\. '1 hey would arres* him vet when he is denounce*—even mv General 1I« zen!" Jarrat had fallen back, his face black. Ills lingers convulsively working his teeth gritting one on another like peb bles in the hand. Ai maud's e.\es were upou Anno, though he seemed to address all pres ent: '1 he marquis had a mission, and he found Jt to his purpose to—to become hhnst.lf. lie found manv thorns in his way. Hut he found one rose—one rose so pure and fragrant thai he wished to gather it. Ho found a lady—a lady ol irginia, who loved him and be lie^d in him. ihe luarquls was liv ing then. He found hlmselt in peril, and ho trusted her. And at last—lie thought she had betrayed him "Ah, my friend," cried Lafayette wlsttullj, these long months seeing you, and I ha\e never told you I knew ou---iic-\ ei asked wherefore you hid. yourself.trom all. Was I not a.friend. Charles"/'' "Ihen," Ainiaudvcontinucd, "God for* ghe his unbelief! 'Ihen was when he died!" A great lovely light had come Anne's face and smiled from?her color tears upon It. When they looked up they were alone In the room. From the yard came the rattle ot bridle chains and the bustle of mounting. Lafayette met them on the threshold. I have search' all the place for a— what you call it?—sidesaddle" he laughed, -an' there ees one at las'. Colonel, maaiusellc, vou shall ride to town wit' me. We shall all be jus' like big children tonight! Ah. I have for get—vou did not know that only two ree hour ago. Cornwallis lias surren dair to the Americans!*' Tin KM). Nature's Great Invention Ob Art PC Sirioncl) fprft eoNS Oa de banks ob de Amazon, far awav. far away, Whar I)r. Green tpts August Mowers to dis dav: Ah picked dose flowers in August in ole Itrnzil. An' aldo-1 se a Yankee, ah longs lo be dar still. JfAugust Flower is the only medicine (free from alcoholic stimulants) that has been sucecssftil in keeping the entire thirtv-two feet of digestive apparatus in a normal condition, and assisting nature's processes of digestion, separation and ab sorption—for building ami re-buihltng— by preventing AI.L irregular or unnatural causes which interrupt healthy and per fect natural processes and result in intes tinal indigestion, catarrhal affections (causing appendicitis—stoppage of the gall duct), fermentation of unhealthy foods, nervous dyspepsia, headache, con stipation and vther complaints, such as colic, biliousness, jaundice, etc. 1 JAugust Mower is nature's intended reg ulator. Two sizes, 25c, 75c. All druggists. National Democrat Convention bt. Louis Mo. July 0-1K0I lor the above convention thB I. It. H. will sell ticketB to St. Louis and return at a rate of one fare plus 25 e^nte for the round trip, tickets on sale Julv 2 to 0 inclusive limited to return until iifteen days from date of sale, 11. O. I'lKltCK. AGT Louisiana Purchase Exposi tion, St. Louis, April 30 to Dec. 1, 1904. Mauclicstcr & Oneida Railway will si-ll tick ns at special rates to St. Louis and totura April 30 to November 30. CHean i5e?80n tIckntH, uood to BO on or be- wuw«|s foro Aoveaibor 3u und return uuy Uiue before December in. CHeflnPr iltk°tseood V* to SO and return 1 within 00 dayc. not luier than December 15. •ffcKotsgoodtogu and return 1 -jo r'ays Arid Besides special limited 0 day miu UC3IUC5 coach excursions froiii nine to time. Ibose tickets lexeept special coach excursion tickets1 are j»ood on all tr«Inj and in parlor-nnd sleeping cars, and Include transfer of passengers and bagsace ut junction DO-nts. There aro many routes to chooso from- l'or Information to special rales and routes ai' ply to J. Is. KhXfcshY, TrutUo Mur. l?-7mo. Special Train to San Francisco, Aug ust 30th, 1004. The Illinois Central Kailroad Com pany will run a special Knights Tem plar train to San Francisco, leaving Manchester at 7o3a. ro. August :wth, making stops at Colorado Spring, J'ikes l'eak, itoyai (jorge, Grand Cur yon of the Arkansas, (jienwood Springs and bait Lake Cuy, arriving at s-wi FranclBco 5:20 1\ M., September Uh. Hound trip rate from Manchester 8500 00, ticketo limited to October 23rd and may be used returning via the uirect route. §17.00 is the Bleeping car rate per doule berth to San Francisco. Ap plication for berths should be made direct to the undersigned at Dubuque, Iowa. Many line special trains have been run to California within the past few years, out It is safe that this special Knights Templar traiu, which will accommodate everybody who would enjoy a most delightful" trip, will be made up or the best Pullman sleepers, and will run through to :*8n Francisco, without change. The route is the Ill inois Central, Chicago, Jtock Island & Pacific, Denver & lilo (irande, ltio Grande Western, and houthern I'aciiic. No more beautiful Bcenic route could possible be selected, and parties who expect to attend the Triennial Conclave or who would vt6it Californa, should take advantage ot these low rates and send in their application at once for sleeping cars accommodations, and for a Knights Templar folders giving de tailed information as to the trip and places of interest In and about San Francisco. V. Merry, 21-14w Asst. Genl. Paes. Agent. First and third Tuesday of Each Month. The Chicago Great Western Railway will sell Uomeseekers Tickets at one farepluB$-Q0 to poiuts In Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina. Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. Further information apply to any Great Western Agent, or .1. IV Elmer, G. P. A., Chicago, III. I9w8tt Special Summer Tourist rates to St Paul and Minneapolis, via the BE- & O Hy On July 14 to 18, 1U01, inclusive the Manchester and Oneida Ry. will cell round trip tickets to SI. Paul and Minneapolis at one iirst-ciaRs faro plus hfty cents ($b.b0) for the round trip, good to retnre until Autr 5th except by depositing ticket with joint agent, an extension ot limit may be obtained to return up to and including Septem ber lf», l'JOI. J. L. Kelsey Traihc Mgr. Homeseekers' Fxcurslous. Ihe Chicago Great Western Railway will on the ilrsL and third Tuesday up to October 1U, sell ticketB to poiuts 111 Alberta, Arizona, Assiniboia, Canadian Northwest, Colorado, Indian Territory, Iowa, Kansas, Miunesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Saskatchawan,TexaB, Utah and Wyoming. For further mfoima tion apply to any Great Western Agent or J. P. Elmer, i. r. A Chicago, ill. 18w21 Business Opportunities For All. Locations in Iowa, Illinois, Minne sota and MiSBouri on the Chicago Great Western Railway 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 to capital, for all branches of bi&nesB. )r_ lens lips—a light more lovolvMhniVthc bome special opportunities for creamery men a?d mi.llerB- aurora over snows general merchandise, hardware, harness, hotels, banks and stockbuyers. CorreB "Is it true/ him In a sort of unbelLovbig wonder. "Is It tiue.' And will he.live again?" .. »»111 nc-iiivc ujjUiii AKvUt ^ood locations for 1 li uouno ouu otucMjuyurtf. ^orreB- hit luitci^d, looking ut pondence solicited. Write for Maps and Ol 1] Illlfll lit liter iirAn/lAK llnnl/i 'fir i»..j For uuswer he knelt dosvn at licr feotJiMinn. Mr UVU JUBJ1D OUU Maple Leallete, W. T. Keed, Industrial Agent, 004 EmUcott ljuilding, St. Paul, Soveroign Grand liOdgn Independent Order of Odd Fellers San Francisco Cal. September 19, 26 1904 1 or the above named occasion the ilanchenter and Oneida Uy. Cniiipan} will sell round trip ticketu from Man chester to ban Francisco or LOB Angele, Going via Missouri liiver and via Albuqerque, via Ogden or via El Paso, returning via the same or any other of the above mentioned gate, ways, at 850.00 round trip. To ban Francisco, Going via Mis souri Itiver and via Ogden, via Hoineseokers Kates to North and South Dakota. hvery Tuesday until October 25, the C. U. VV. lly. will sell round trip tickets lo points in the above named states at a great reduction from the usual fare. For further information apply to any (jreat Western Agent, or ,1. 1*. timer, J. I'. A Chicago. Ilw32. Manchester and Oneida, ftomeseekers' Excursions. June 7 and 21. July 5 and l'J. August -1 and 10. sept, (i and 20. Ocl. und 18. Nov. 1 and 5. lite.Hand20,1SHM-! Ooing limn io days iinal return Haiti uiilhcieui number ot days to permit leaving destination within 21 CIUJB from date ot sale. One lirst elusa fare for the round trip [IUB :?2.0U. except rates to Denver, ^uiurado springs, l'eublo, and Trinidad Oulu. and liiuteune \Vo. will be nude HUB fare pluB SS.ijO for the round trip No lickeiB to be Bold for Iee6 thunS'.KK) 1' or children of and under 12 years ul age, halt ul tl,e above rates. To points in Alabama, Alberta, Ari zona, Arkantta, Assluiboia, liritUh tuluuibio, Lanauiau NorthweBt, Colo rado, Horida, tieorgiu, Idaho, Indian territory, lowu, Kansas, Kentucky, l.uultans,Manitoba, Mexico,Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mon tana, iebruska, N'ew Mexico, North and south Dakota, North Carolina, OUialiomu, Ontario, Oregan, Saskatch ewan, Tennessee, 'lexax, Utah, Vir ginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Northern Michigan, Wyoming. Limits and stop-overB. Tickets to be good from starting point only on date of Bale, and tort quire coniluoUB passage on going trip, to iiret point in homeseekers excursion territory enroute being good thence to liiial destination within extreme going limit of I.) dBys from date of ^5^ '^'%-^SP a. US' S^S? Jt*1- OA ft. Bale, IU-i2 J. L. Kelsev-Traihc Mgr. Through Sleeping Car from Chicago to Jacksonville, Fla., via l.U. R. B. Commencing Sunday January 11, 1U03, a through sleeping car from Chi. cugo to Jacksonville, Fla will be run on the Illinois Central Dixie Flyer, leaving Chicago at 0 30 p. m. daily via Nashville, ChatUnoosrH and Atlanta. 2 II. T. I'IHUCH, Agent. An 1 HID expecting after Nov. 1 et next make my luture home in Cuba 1 nllr-r lor Rule ILV lariu near ltyeri at a vi ry reasonable price. Ai60 town lois Iroin ten lo twenty per cent lets than former price. Now is lh« time to till) anything have in realeslate' at a bargain. J. A. Thomas 2l«-tf. Snmmer Tourist llatep. 'lhe Minneapolis St Louis has placed on sale daily round trip Bummer tour ist tickets to St. l'aul, Minneapolis, Duluth and other Northern Minnesota Bummer resorts Denver, Colorado Springs, Salt Lako City, Ogden, etc, at extremely low rateB. Limit for return to October Mist. Call ou ugentB for particulars or address A 1J. CuttB, I'.&T. A., Minneapolis,Minn. 23»13 Annual Meeting, Grand Lodge, lienovolent and Protective Order ol Klks Cincinnati Ohio, July 18-23,11101 For tho above named occasion the Manchester and Oneida Hy. Company will sell ronnd trip tickets to Ciucin nata Ohio at one tare pluB $2.00 for the round trip good to return leaving Cin cinnati! not later than Jnlv 23rd. liy depositing ticket with Agent, an cxtention ot return limit may be secur ed up to August 18!.h —J. L. Kelsey, 1'Jwll Traflic Mgr. The Only Lino with a Worlds Fair Station. This refers lo the Minneapolis & St. LouiB llaiiroad and means 1st—Tho Bhortest line. 2nd—The most comfortable route 3rd—Two fine through trains direct to the gates of the lair. 4th—A saving of ubout three hours in time. Gth—You avoid the crowds at ihe Union depot and on the street cars. Otli—Vou save money by being landed just where you want to go. There are many other aeasons but "a word to the wise is BUfliclent." For excursion tickets, berth reserva tions and a completo guide to the fair, free, address A. 11. Cutts. G. 1'. T- A Minneapolis, Minn. 20w20 Illinois Central EXCURSION RATES. Uxcurulon tlckcts will be nold by tho Illinois Central, to tho poliux, and at nitos, as folluwi: JtATKS TO ST. LOUIS bt. Louts. Mo.—LoutMunii l'urchase Exposi tion. April au-Docpinbur l. Write for rums and printed matter. Tickets llniiied lo lb days, sixty davs to incumber 15th on sal 'dally. oacli excursion tlckcts limited to seven nays, on sale Juno la. ir. and 27, at rates loss than, one faro, .lune 10 andlTaro Iowa Stato iMvti. Juno 27, July I are datos of Nationul Educational Association Mootlug I lekots from all poiuts oxeept nlarlm, Iowa to Omaha, Nebraska, good either via ChlcaKO ur l'reeport. SIJMM1CK TOUUIST RATHS Tickets on su?o dally during summer mouths to Mt I'aul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ilot Spring and Ucadwood D, Denver, Colored a Springs, 1'ueblo and G.euwooil tiprlngs. Col, Oirdnn and Salt Lake City, Utah, aud many oth«r pununer resorts both cast and west, limit ed to October ttlst. Also t* Mammoth llol Springs), Wyomin?. aud Yellowstone Park, lim ited to DO days. Write for rates. ONH AND ONK-THIUD ON CEKT1FICATJ5 I'liAN. odiir Kails. Iowa—Stato Normal Summer hchool, Juno il-JuIy 22. U'rilJioatos showing purchase or tickets Juno 8-1-1. and on Monday aud uwdiiy of each week during this Hummer leriu will be honored. ONH l'"AI?15 PLUS f'J.Vfi. jlncmnatl. Ohio-Annual Mooting Grand Lodge, IJ.1\ O. Klks, July 18 '2». ON 15 KAHK PLUS $2-00. Ilome-seokers' Excursions. West, South, fiontli eiifct and houth-west, May und 17, Jure 7 and •Ji, July r» and ill. August2 and lu, Septembers and -it, October 4 aud 18. ONK KAKE RI.usar.c St Louis, Mo,--Nattonni Democratic rouven tlon.Julyu. On salo July 2 aud c, limited to 15 days. Detroit, Mich—International Convention Bap tist YoungI'oopluB' Union. July7-10. For particulars as to dates of salo, rates, etc., apply to any Illinois Central ticket agent, or address tho undersignod. J. P. MKIMIY Asst. Gen. Past). Agent. 26wl0^ „J)Ubttque, 10WK, SMI (.heap Hound Trip U«tes Via Chicago tireat Western lttiiiwsy Every day this summer to Septembers the Chicago Grent V\esL*-ru linilway will Sell tickets to St. l'rill1, V.Iliuettpx lis, Duluth, superior Astilaiei, ll,t\lie!d Denver, Colorado spring*, I'uetil.i und bait Lake City at about one Imlf the usual rates, liood to return until O.tt oher .list. If you are contemplntinu trip apply to any (Jreat Western Agent or J. P. Elmer, U. 1*. A. Chicago, III for complete Information 2 twl3 Al buquerque or via Jsl 1'rtBo, returning via Portland and Huntington or Hill ings and Missouri liiver or the reverse, or bt J'aul or the reverse SHI.00 round trip. Date of sale Aug 15 to Sept 2rd 1904. Final return limits Oct 15th 11HI4. For transit limits stop over prisilegep Bide trips, or other information call or, or address the undersigned at Manches ter Iowa. ,I.L. Kelsey 17-10 TratlicMgr. Triennial Conclave Knights Templar ban Francisco, Cal., sept. 5 to B, 1D04 For the above occasion the Manches ter and Oneida Hy. Co., will sell round trip tickets to ban Francisco or Los AngeleB going and returning via any of the direct routes, 850.00- Uesiinatlon, ban Francisco, going via Missouri Hiver and via Ogden, via Albuquerque or via El Paso, returning via Portland and liuntlngton or Hil lings and Mo. liiver or the reverse, or bt. I'aul or reverse ??61 00. Dates of sale Aug 15 to Sept. 2, l'.Hil Final return limits October 15, 11HM For transit limits, stop over privileges side tripB or other information call on or adrlresB. J. L. KKLSKY, 1UW21 Trallic Mgr. Homeseekers Bates to North and south Dakota. .livery Tuesday until Oct. £5 the C. W. Hy. will sell round trip ticketB to points in the Bbove named stateB at a great reduction from the usual fare For further Information apply to any •jreat Western Agent, or J. P. Elmer. 1'. A., Chicago, 111. 13w28 Special Summer Tourist Bates to St. Paul and Minneapolis & return. On the dates of July 11 to 18 inclus ive the I It will sell tourists ticketB Manchester lo bt Paul and Minneapo lis and return at a rate of $i .ti5 for the round trip. Tiokets limited to AuguBt 5th for return. J3y depositing ticket with joint agent not later than August 5th and paying a fee of 50 cents, tickets will be extended making .flnal return limit Sept. 15, 1901. II. G. I'ierce, Agt International Convention, Baptist Young Peoples Union of Amarica. Detroit, Mich. July 7-10, 1U04. For the above named occasion the Manchester and Oneida Hy. will sell through round trip tickets to Detroit Mich, at one regular first class fare, pi HPS 25 cts, good to return until July lath except by depositing tickets with Validating Agent, limit will be extend ed until August lr.tb. J. L. Kelsey, ex cept that on lick els to points beyond ttiu Missouri Itiver nn stop-overs will be allowed east of Trans Missouri homeseekers territory, stop ovetB in TranE-MisBouri houieseekers excursion territory will be granted ongoing trip after reaching lirst homeseekers excurs ion point enioute within extreme going eoing limit of 15 days. iletmu ticketB will be good for con tinuous pasBsge only from point of destination to original starting point. No stop overs allowed on return trip. For the above occasion the & Hy. Ci. will sell lirst class round trip tickets to Atlantic City, N. J., at one loweBt regular first class fare plus $2 00 for the round trip. For further particulars call on or address the undersigned at Manches ter, Iowa. I'JW' TreilicMgr. M. & O. Excursions. bpirit Lske, Iowa, July 12-15—An uual Conclave Grand Commaudary T. of Iowa. I«wa City, Iowa, June 20 July 30— Mimmer BChooi.btateUniverityof Iowa lioKlon. Mass., August 15 20, Nation al l.ncampment G. A. 11. Hound trip ticket at one faro to Chicago, plus one cent per mile in each direction, [short line distance], Detroit, Mich.. July 7.10—Interna tional Convention liaptist Young Peo ple Union of America. Hound trip tickets at one fare plus £2 20. Louisville, Ky., August 20-20,—III ennial Encampment Knights of Pythias Hound trip tickets at one farepluB 82.25. Franklin Urove Ills. Aug 18-28, Franklin Grove Camp Meeting. Fare and one third on certiiicate plan l)es Moines Iowa, June 20—Aug 12, bumner School Drake Univ. Fare and one third on certiiicate plan. New York, N. Y. June 28—July 2, American Whist League. Fare and one third on the certificate plan. f" J. h. Kelsey, 18-W18 Trallic Mgr. Manchester and Oneida, Heduced Excursion Halts Providence II. I. Julv O lli, Annual Convention, National Young Peoples Christian Union, Univer6aliBt Church Fare and one third on certiiicate plan. a-WSKH Railroads. Manchester & Oneida Rv. TIME TABLE. "T1JK KXPKK8S" J. I,. Kelsev, J. L. KULSEY, 9tf Trallic Mgr. World's Fair Special Train Commencing bunday, May 15, tbel. ('. H. will put on a bt. Louis train from Dubuque leaving there at 7 p. anil arriving at St. Louis at 7:21 the next morning. Passengers desiring to take this train can leave Manchester on No. 4 at .1:42 p. m.t reaching Dubuque at 4:55 p. m. The train from Du buque will carry a sleeping car and heriliB can be reserved by telegraph up on due notice being given. PassengerB wishing a daylight ride all the way can leave Manchester on No. 2 at 3:42 a m. and reach St. Louis In the evenlug. 20w2!) II.U. PIUROK, Agent. Half Bates to the Iowa State Fair, Dcs Moines Iowa, Aug. 19-27, 1604 via Manchester and Oneida By. For the above occasion the Manches ter and Oneida Hy, will sell round trip tickets to Des MolncB, good to return until Aug. 2!)tb at one fare (34 78) for tho round trip. J. L. Kelsey. Trellic Mgr. THE NEW TORK WORLD 'i'lirlcc-a-Week Kilitlun. Bead wherever the English Language is Spoken. 'Ihe Thnce-a-Week World long ago established itself in public favor, and it is now recognized as the strongest publication ot its kind in the United states. Advertisers and publishers seeking clubbing combination—and they know best—universally testify to this. It is widely circulated in every State and Territory of the Union, and even in remote boulh Africa and on the gold fields In the deserts of Austra lia. These are things that tell. Next year we have the Presidential campaign, in which all Americans are deeply interested. Already the Issues are being discussed and the two great partleB are preparing for the first moves. You will not want to miss any details, and If you subscribe now your year's subscription will cover the campaign from beginning to end. Tho Thrlce-a-week World la abso lutely fair in UB political news. Parti san bias is never allowed to affect its news columns, and democrat and repub lican alike can obtain in its pages truth ful accounts of all the great political contests. In addition to all the news, the Thrice a Week World furnisheB the best serial fiction, elaborate market re ports and other features of Interest. The Thrlce-a-Week World's regular subscription price Is only 81.00 per year und this pays for 1MB papers. We offer this unequalled newspaper and the Manchester Democrat together one year for $2.15. The regular snbacrlptlon price of the two paper* li C2.50 tf S* lralnio.-J leaves Mnnclioster at 5 a in ar rives at Oneida at 5:30 a Connects with wrst bound (, yy 0 5 KeturnliiK leaves Oneida at 6 85 a arrives at Ma/icIjy«tor at o,oea Train No. 4, leaves Manchester at 7 15 a in arrives at Oneida at 7 45 a in con' nuctt with east bound it. W No 6. floturnlnK leaves Oneida at 7 5t a. in., arrivos at Manchester at 8 2C a. m. rain No. 0. leaven Manchester at S 45a. ar rives at Oneida at 0 a m. Con* nocts wlili the north bound M.ft St. I\, No. Keturnlng leav cs Oneida at 9:20, nrrlvesat Manchestei at 9:50 h. in. Iraln No. 8. leaves Manchester at 2 CO ar« rives at Oneldu Ht 2 iu m. Con iiects with C. G. W j»o. 4, eail bound,and No. 9. westbound. Ke turnlUK leaves Onolda at 5 45 p. m, arrives at Manchester at 5 27 p. Train No 10, loaves Manchester at 4 45 p. arrivos at Otielda at 5 r»p in Con noots with south bound \M a St 1\, No. 21. KeturninK leaus Onolda p. III., arrives at Manchetitor 0:00 p.m. J. I, Kl.USKY, Gen. Tmnic Manager. ~J«»ro0iniKNorth.cl! x-ti, ,or RRlc Rt Mnnchester to all points America TKAINW WILL STOP ONLY AT Holknaps rossinR, Platform at Quaker Mill Switch, fcrnnklin Slrout CroKHitiL' fclv Cro s hm. Miller'8 crown.* Twin rostl ij, Tst brook's CrossiUK- ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R. TIME TABLE. Main Line PussenK^r Trains. WKST HOUNI) MAINLINE NnlMv5:lda 1..ust JraliT" No a* 2:14 pin.il hro Kxpress No8:Hfl:0.r» ill! llinier. No ft 19:00a nil Local Gxiiros* No tat 2:io m.|..\v#y Kroluht KAMT HOUND No 7*~3747a fn No 4* 8:42 No mt9: 00 am Noct 8* 40 pm No il:4r am ClSUAft KAP1DS UKANCSr North Hound liet cdur Rpd»~| Houth Hound Arrive— anJ Manchester l.nave— No.800 (*1 (Mil I.. .1 Trallic Mgr. Imperial Council Nobles of the Mystic in A an it N is and 15. Pugscuxer No 884 8.4tia.mI. .tPassenger. No.j»co llOOp.m|....tKreljiht No.3tG0:I0a.m No.d&3:20p.m N'o.JKi0fl:80 p. AH above tralnscarry passengori. *Lauy. tDally iSxoeptSunday. B. G. PIERCE. Station ARt. No. Runs to Sioux City only. No. UnriH to Onmba only. No. 1 has connections to Omaha. Sioux City urn! Sioux Falls and No. ^from same points NEW SHORT LINE and St. Pan lllluots Central between Omaha and Fort Dodxe lu connection with tho Minneapolis and St- ouis betweeuFort Dodge and Minneapolis and St. Paul, also to be inaugurated January 28, luoo Lv. Omaha 7.85 p. m. Ar. Minneapolis 7.80 a: lu. Ar. St. Paul 8.00 a.m. "THE LIMITED" Lv. St. Paul 8.00 p. in. Lv MInneapoll 8.30 p.m. Ar. Omaha 8.16 a.m. A fast vestibule night train, dally, carrying through Pullman trioopingcar and couches Lv. Omaha 7.00 a. m. Ar. Minneapolis 7.00 j. m. Ar. bt. Paul Lv. St. Paul 9.00 a. m. Lv Minneapolis Mlnnoapolls 0.80a.m. eras .Omaha 9,40 p.m. 7.aop.m. Fast day train, dally txceCWnrnfayi iiirou»ih|ihrlor cur andcnaciies- CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RY. "The Maple Leaf Route.*' une card, Oneida. Iowa. Chicago special, Daily, Going East 7:47 a in Day hxpross dally 2:89 pm Way *relghtuaiiy ex. Sunday... ..li:30am Giiii West, North and South. way Freight, dally ex. Sunday 11:20 am Dny Kxproae dally ,3:16pm bt Paul & Kansas City Exp, dally 5:81am For information and tickets apply to C. A. ltobliisou, Agent, Oneida. LOW-RATE-EXCURSIONS 7 wlce each month, on specific dates, the 1111* nols Central will Boilat greatly reduced rate from point*) on its Hue north of Cairo, roundtrip iiomeM*(ke-ru' Kxcurcion tickets South to cer tain points 011 or reached bv its lines lu Ken tubky, leunessuoo, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Alto to certain points West and Soutlnvubt In lowa. Minnesota, Nuilh Dakota, boutb Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas Oklahoma and Indian lerrltory. Particulars of your JIM nois (.uuuralageiits. Year the & O. Are selling round tri tickets,-good for 30 days to Chicago and Ore? Western stations, insi of 166 miles at 10% di count. 49tf & O Homeseekers Bate tc lf and South Dakota. Every TueBdav until Oct 25th, Manchester and Oneida Hallway sell round trip tickets to pointB 'n above named states at a great Hon trom the usual fare. For fu Information apply to. 1 Korafree copy of tho Homeseekers* Guide describing the unvantagos aud resources the South, address J. F. Merry, A. U. P. A., 1. C. R. It., puhuuuo, lowa. For Information regard* jug lands in the famous Yazoo Valley of MIBS isslppt, addross IS. l'. sitcno, Land Commissioner Y.&M. V. It. .Chicago- gr INVESTMEMTS IN "A?? SOUTHERN LANDS Such investments aro not speculative. TI10 bouih Is not anew country. Markot and shipping fncllltleH are adequate aud lirst class, 'lho ellmate is mild ami favorable. Notwithstanding these and other advantage**, southern lands are selling for prices far below their real value, and at present prices net large returna on tho !u voKtuient. For a free set of circulars Nos. to 10, Inclusive,concerning the posfibillties of lauds lu Kentucky, West ieuneiihce, Misslssipui and Louisiana, ouand nosr tto Illinois Central Kail road, for homeseekera aud Investors, address the undersigned. .J. F. MKKltY- Ass tOen Pass Ageut 1. C. ft. It. bubuquo, lowa, Every Day in th( J. I Kelt Trallic W 11 (Oct 2."i) Manchester Homeaetkers Bates. On tho lirst and third Tuesd1 each mouth the Minneapolis Louis It. Jt. Bells special homeei tound trip excursion tickets to in the Northwest, West, Sout South and Southeast, at one far two dollars. lleturn limit twenty one day date of sale and stopovers perm Call on aftents for full partli addresB A. Jt. Cutts, (J. I*. & Minneapolis, Minn. Fourth of July liateB. For the Fourth of illy the oliB & bt. Louis Railroad will trip excursion tickets on ul 1th at one and one third points within a radius of return limit July Sth. agents for particulars.