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®ije ^Democrat.
Etiitora and Proprlttora
Y«wly ln»dvan«e
patd In ulT&uce.
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Js©T!CB.—O* the allp of paper upoa which
nimt priaiad, appears the
date to whfoh
foe pMer ia paid for* aatf a renewal la always
rospeolfnUy solicited.
Xhe writer's name nmBt accompany any aril
..•c for puDllcatlon, as an evtdeno of good faith
For That Cough
Tel. 129.
Call Telephone No.
laundry, v-"-.
K6 •'A,
r*"V 9t
the Best What
Central Pharmacy. ,-1
Some PeoDle Think
That all Ranges are aliKe.
We know they are.
A poor stove is worse than
It takes more fuel to run
it than a good one.
-5 4jZ
We know that^ou will be satisfied with
On sale and exhibition at
Simon & Atwater
Main Street
Soft water for
New Store.
Lewie Pochter, of Dubuque, has just opened a
Fair Store in Manchester, on Main street, next door
to the Press office. He is selling all kinds of Fruit,
Confectionery and Graniteware at low prices.
on Graniteware, commencing January 18, and con'
tinuing until January 30. Come and see us. You
"will get bargains. Tickets given with every 5 cents
porth of goods sold. $5.00 worth of tickets entitles
customer to a present free.

and Bath Room
all washing and for bath room.
31!, and we will call for your
--vt CIDER
Russia and the World's Opinions.
At war with Japan, dreaded by
China, hated even by the Turks, con
demned by the immense bulk of
Chrietondom, attacked by its own
people at home, the Russian auto
cracy is moat surely the loneliest
government on the face of the earth.
East and west at this moment seem
united in withholding from it the
slightost sympathy, while among
hundreds of millions throughout the
world the Muscovite tyranny is an
object of execration. Even where one
would- naturally look for some de-'
fense of the Czardom at this time,
as in Berlin, Vienna and Paris, not a
voice is raised in behalf of the auto
cracy. Sprinfied, (Mass.) Republi
Poison In Booze.
Tlie chemist tof South Dakota food
commission extracted enough coal
tar dye from a bottle of port wine
taken from an original package, in
the presence of the legislature,to dye
a brilliant wine color nine square
feet of heavy woolen cloth.
Dr. Wiley, chief of the agriculture
department bureau of chemistry,
says that 85 per cent of the whisky
sold over the bar in this country is
In a dozen cities the discovery
has been made that whisky is
dangerously adulterated with wood
But who is alarmed by these por
tentous facts?
Certainly not those who drink the
lie who will ignore the far more
deadly dangers of pure whisky is
not going to shy at a little common
He who wilf risk his own strength
of mind and character and the
happiness and hope of those nearest
and dearest to him will not be scared
out by a little physical danger.
The wrongs done the world by
adulterated whisky may be many,
but they are are not to be compared
with the wrongs done in the world
by whisky that is pure.
A few groves may be filled by the
me, but by the other are filled the
prisons, poorhouses, hospitals and
insane asylums for generation after
Of the two the adulterated is the
safffst. It is quickest in its action
and most merciful. It kills but
once. It kills but one at a time,
not whole families, and it does not
damn generationr unborn.—Dos
3doines Baily News. •^r -. ...
Tbe Trust Dictating Again.
bond guaranty,
Through a uona guaranty, our
government is about to promote the
construction of nearly a thousand
miles of railways in the Philippines
and with the opening of our mar
kets to the products of the islands
there will come about a period of
agricultural and commercial de
velopment that is needed above all
things to justify our regime in the
acliipelugo and to furnish a basis
and a fixed standpoint for the future
growth of our larger Oriental in
terests. At present prices, the
sugar trust is making enormous
profits on its investments in West
ern beet-sugar mills, and the coun
try needs to be informed that there
is no danger whatever that the fa
vorable admission of sugar from the
Philippine Islands will retard the
triumphant progress in western
America of the saccharine beet-root.
Even if it could be figured out, as
it cannot, that the admission of
Philippine sugar could hurt our
sugar interests, it would be eaBy
enough to show that the growth of
Philippine prosperity would help
American cotton-growers far more
than it could injure American sugar
manufacturers. The methods used
meanwhile to prevent Congress from
acting upon the recommendations of
President Roosevelt, Secretary Taft,
and the Philippine Commission only
serve to call the attention of the
American people to the dictatorial
spirit of the sugar trust. Wo had
a duty to perform toward Cuba that
involved national good faith, and^ve
have even a higher duty to perform
toward the Philippine Islands. The
American sugar trust, meanwhile,
would do well to abate its political
activities. Doubtloss, in due time,
it will endeavor to control the
Philippine sugar product, also. For
it knows how to adapt itself to
changed conditions, as it has shown
at several memorable junctures.—
From "The Progress of the World,"
in the American Monthly Review of
Reviews for February
Senator Dolliver was making a
speech during the campaign in West
Virginia near the place where lie
was reared, lie waxed sentimental.
"Dear old country," he said, "1 love
every foot of it. I know it as well
as I do my adopted state. Why, right
over there is a farm whert I have
spent many hours. I gathered and
carried away more than fifty bushqls
of chestnuts that grew on that farm."
"Yes," came from a seat the rear,
"and you have been peddling them
out over since."
The sacredness of keeping
promise so that one's word may be
relied on always is equal to a fortune
to young people starting out in life.
No higher recommendation can be
given one than to say of him, "His
word is as good as his bond." To
be reliable and truthful are noble
qualities, and "will carry ono safely
from youth to old age through the
varied storms of life. Wallaces'
Katl)or*d it M:i Mid «»«ton in •ininlceiiuoss.
Nurtured on rloo nnd lb» dreu« of il**npntr,
Schoo'od by hi* mtt'B on tha liUhway of
Motherod by criins, vriih nohomn but It lair.
Taught tbat th* Uw Is h'•* cr iellst onemy,
Which to ovade an« dof-.mt renown.
Driven by hunger to h«tt «»d to beggary.
Housed like a rat la a hole in iho ground.
Isaro-J thus eurrourvlo' by v!c and W misery,
jCnowlnr no tatr but die arl HIA of mfabt,
Is it ntfrtnee that he follows the pathway of
A menanco to n*.l. in tha shertowx of night?
No stream I? jmrn «vhns' urcd oorrup --n
Virtuo Is seldom the offspring iif woe,
Conscience needs auuli*ht to hssten fruHlnn.
Tho harvest depones on ihu aeoa that u»ow.
Oh, what a blight on uu. cit![ir.ttil u.
Aborting each effort wc m.-ifeo 1 nprovo,
We make laws to puuish iy norn legioiaiinu.
What we ought to prorer.S or iho it taw vf
Te, who would Mnleh ihe thu? 'rna the sity,
llo&ch out a hand to the child of the Rtreot.
Show him the way, with your h*art filled with
Make the way smooth for his lguorant feet.
\e, who fetr God and a just retribution,
o, wno would lift humanity's sta*
Keiieue this s-^nt from its s*a of pollution.
Before "tls •'ektroyed by the stern band of fate
Bioox City. Iowa. F. W. BT1LWBLL.
Papers Read at the Farmers' Institute.
I., fi. CLL'TE .».
Am 1 eallefled with my chosen voca
tija in life?
Most emphatically I s«y, yce.",''
W by am I Batiifled
First. Because ihern is a satisfaction
in living tbo free independent life of
tlie farmer. There in supreme satis
faction in being Tour own boaa. Yon
can go to bed and get up when yon
piosse. Go to work and quit when yon
please and no one to fanti yon If yon
are a few minutes I ite as In tbe ease
with the man wo.king on regular
salary. We have tri*l this and know
from experience. There Is a satisfac
tion in sowing the seed, watching It
grow, tending the corn, gathering and
feeding it out to the steers and pigs
and in seeing them grow into fine
specimens of beef
pork, and then
If prioes are goo It supreme satis
faction to ship thein to market and re
ceive the returns of the well earned
dollars. It la also satisfactorf to the
farmer to plant small trees and see
them grow to be huge trees of tbe
forest during our short lives here on
earth. Your wrl'er bas apple trees
planted from seed 45 years ago that are
over two feet in diameter, and white
pines over two feet in diameter that
will make line saw logs of valuablo
lumber, planted by his own hands from
little seedlings gathered In the woods
only a few inches high when set in nur
aury rows where they were grown until
large enough to transplant in rows
around the tarn), uad who would not
iy^there waa aaiUJflfition in watoti)iig
tbeso fine trees gro,v and also to eat the
frultB of bis own trees and vines. Ail
these things help 10 endear one to his
homo on the farm aB well as help to
beautify the landscape and add value
to our commonwealth. I cgn assure
you it was a satisfaction to UB after all
our neighbors in an early dBy in the
fifties told ns we could not raise apples
and fruit in this country to be able to
show them in a few years trees loaded
with fine fruit, and then another satis
faction In being the first mau to ship a
huuared barrels of appleB of his own
growing out of Delaware county.
It is also very satisfactory to the
practical farmer to be able to so mate
bis stock as to improve any defects in
them, to watch this improvement and
know that he has accomplished his de
sire. It is also the same with gralnr,
vegetables, fralts and flowers. Mot
satisfied with the crab apples, choke
cherries and wild berries of nature he
goeB to work to improve them until to
day from the sour apple of natnre we
have apples fit for the taste of tbe
Queen. And plumi, cherries aud ber
ries of all varieties that are really good
enongh for man or woman either and
all these are surely a thing to make a
man satisfied with his calling. Another
satisfaction to us has been in being
able to go out in the orchard or garden,
and especially in the strawberry patch
and gather the fruit and vegetables
fresh from trees and vines instead of
having to buy stale stuff from the
grocers as the man in town is many
times compelled to do or go without
them. We also find great satisfaction,
comfort and profit in watching and
carlug for the buBy bees, In fact there
IB no work I ever did on the farm so
pleasing and satisfactory as to work
with the bees. 1 love tt see tbem hus
tle in and out their hives gathering
honey during a good honey flow. We
atso love to carry In the honey, case
dfter case, until we have it piled up by
the tons. And then above all there is
satisfaction in taking in the cash after
sales for you come nearer getting
something for nothing than in any
thing we ever worked at. There is al
so great satisfaction in knowing you
have the best of everything If you only
work to get it. We bavo derived a
great deal of satisfaction from taking
the products of our farm snd produced
by our own labor to the great fairs of
our own state, and also of those adjoin
ing as well as all tbe great expositions
of tbe world held in the United States
and comparing or In placing them in
competition with those from other
stotes snd countries as well as our own
state. And we are well satisfied with
th9 result,we have attended every Iowa
State Fair since 1862. Forty two state
fairs without missing one, and In all
that time our cash premiums have run
from 300 to over 800 dollars per vear.
We were awarded a npedal at Philadel
phia on our farm products. We re
ceived 91 premiums of 1st degree of
merit at the great World's fair at New
Orleans. We also received over 30
awards and medalB at Chicago, and at
Omaha we received thirty-one medals,
and at St. Louis we received on the
products of our Delaware County farm
more Grand prizes than was given any
three states as well as gold medals on
graio, grass seeds and grasses, and slt-
Jumtcliester Demo cm
The Child of the Stro:t.
v-r m?1alson honey and apples We
also had the supreme satisfaction of
having the superior jury at St. Louis
tell HS we had a liner exhibit of grains
and grasses than they bad over seen be
fore. They said the Smithsonian In
stitute nor the Department at Wash
ington anywhere near appro iched it.
Thay said our sprint? wheat, oats, IHx
and timothy seed as well as blue gras?
and reu top seed were ths best they had
ever Been any where, and were the best
in the building, and on which tbey gave
mo Grand Prize scoring 99 poiuts. Wo
feel that evidence of this Kind goes a
good wtyj toward making a mm satis
lied with
vocation in life Hut why
coritinr.n this farther, wa might co:?
tlnue on and write volumes In ex
tenuation of the satisfaction of the
iruers vration in life, fjr flrj'cnv
of no vocation on earth that is followed
by man that carries as muih satisfac
tion In every department ai the voca
tion of the farmer It is une of th%
most ancient of all vocitions followed
by mm dning away back as you might
say to the dawn of creation. And it
you will follow the history-Jof nations
from the very earliest period of which
we have any authentic account, you
will fiud those nations that were high
est in agriculture were the strongest
and were possessed of a higher grade of
civilization. And the same is true to
day. Tbe farmer feeds the world. And
as agriculture advances everything else
follows in its wake. More railroads
and (rreat steamships have to be built
to carry the products of the farmer to
the seaboard and to foreign parts. The
great Niagara Falls has been harnessed
up to furniBh power to change our great
crops ot raw products to merchantable
commodities. The jetties have been
built at the mouth of the great
Mississippi river to favor navigation by
deepening the river so as to let larger
boats coma up the river for the
crops of grain and cotton of the .far
mer. Tbe great rivers have been
bridged to help the railroads to do their
share of the work. Mountains have
been tunneled for the same purpose.
And now the stupenduous task has
been commenced of building the Pana
ma canal for the purpose of shortening
the haul of the farmers products to
foreign markets. With all this great
array of evidence on the side of agri
culture is it posrible to eay a farmer
could be anything but satisfied with his
cBoice of vocation in life. UuUf these
few reasons do not convince you that
we are satisfied with our vocation in
life como up to Pioneer farm in Eads
Grove some fair day in June when we
are getting about 25 Bwarms of bees
...and sUfor an hour with us in the.
'apl'i'ry depaffmenrof our vocation, and"'
we will either convince yon we are In
love and satisfied with our vocation or
will cause you to hunt a bole and you
will waut to take the hole in after you
and fasten tbo door.
ci.n i:
•jhan we pay more attention to the
breeding and preparation of our horses
for market?
I am alwaws glad to meet, and dis
cuss farm topics, with farmers any
time or place, as 1 always learn some
thing, and feel better after a uiscussion,
I like farm stock, and the better bred
they are, the better Islike them. And
am pleased to know that Iowa, our
state, stands at the head, for the num
ber and value of thoroughbred stock,
aid the value of all farm stock. In the
last live years the quality of horses in
Delaware County has gained very rap
idly, but we will have room for im
provement for years to come. There
are several things that have had a ten
dency to hold back horse Improvement
in Delaware county. Perhaps the
greatest of the drawbacks was the
Williams boom on trotting horses at
Independence, followed by tbe farmers'
craze for fast horses, and the breeding
for a few years of all classeB of mares
from 1700 pounds down to the Shetland
pony, to some sort of a roadster sire.
You all know the reBult! The country
was flooded with a lot of small, ill
tempered, now selling farm horses, that
were neither fast enough for good
roadsters, nor Urge enough for good
work horses. Next the bicycle came,
farmers grew careless with their breed
log, because they thought that the time
of Mr. horse was about up Then
there WOB a tendency of farmers to
keep selling ofT their best young mares
just because they thought there was
too much money tied up in one animal,
and they would argue that a cheaper
horse would do the work. About this
time tbe barbwire fence question had
to be discussed and looked into for it
was blemishing so many horpes that
something must be done about it, and
there was! It was substituted by the
woven wire, which makes the colt as
safe iu the horse pasture now, as they
used to be with boards or rails. .Barb
wire certaiuly did all they claimed for
it In the way of damaging horses. Aud
yet I believe it was a blessing to the
advancement of horses, because it was
tbe cause of many a fine brood mare
left on the farms that would otherwise
have been sold. The bicycle, like the
"old dog" has had its day and the horse
buBlnesB is as strong as ever. The
automobile, is too crazy a thing to in
fluence the horse market in any way.
People are learning what the farm,
and the market wants. Importing and
breeding companies are filling our
country with good horses and I will
predict that it will not be many years
before it will be with our horses aB it
is with-our cattle. That foreign coun
tries will be looking to the middle-west
for their models of perfection and we
will be exporters InBtead of importers
of horses. Tbe outlook for horses was
never brighter, nor the price higher
than today. Outside of a drlviog team
or driving horse tor farm use, we have
no use for anything on the farm but
1 .i i.i
Bome of the lust tireecs the draft
horse, such as the lielgian, Percheron,
Clydesdale or Shire. .Nine out of ten
of these colts will be a seller, ai.d if yon
want him for the farm, hv i* ni»iv.'
par, as he with his upienrhil mutts to
help him, can handle jour gang plow,
your twenty foot harrow, jo^r ceven
foot binder, your hay loml. r, or draw'
your large load3 to aiarltit. with pet-'
feet ease, and if you are clil .r t:rcii,
a boy or girl and wish to rid you uny,
for he does r.ot fed jonr v.eight. So I
will say if you wish more vork, more
horse and more money o--n ot your
farm horses, get the big d.-uft teilow
every time. The preparation of your
horse for market is just hi« rising, or
how he is brought up. I i, Li*-.. is'
just as true of a colt or a c»:r. Yon!
must push him for size rm! lj,ne the!
first year, or you never can reai an?-!
thing like perfection, no matter «h-.tj
your breeding may bo. I uouid Ret!
the colt while he Is quite young to eat
ing oats. If he does not tei ln tatiiig
soon enough th his mother, put some
In his mouth with your hand 'Several
times If necesBary. When hi- learns to
eat, nail a little box some place in the
stall with the mother, so that the colt
can eat at the same time, let the colt
have all he wauts to eat all summer
It will do you good to see how fast he
grows. 1 believe that kindness, and
everyday handling of the little colt,
makes a kind true horse. l'ut jtur
hands on him, let him know that ou
will not hurt him, talk to hin-, he will
soon understand a great dtul.plckup
his feet. Never plague htin 1 .vhon
ne grows to be a horse, he »iji hhvajs
be ready for the buyer and the buyer
always ready for him.
.1 AMES insnoi1.
Hr. President, ladies and gcntl-me
When your program committee ri
duested me to write an article llural
Free Delivery, 1 consented, tb.nking
perhaps speaking from experience as a
carrier, 1 might bo able to eome
thing helpful to both patron and carrier,
tending to make their relations pleasaut
and profitable. If I am successful I
shall be well repaid for my trouble.
I will read a clippingfrom :h? Ik-raid
giving an extract from a Government
report just Issued:
"A report just issued Ly the govu, i.
ment regarding the rural route service
in operation in the third district of Iowa
shows that 2li routeB havo been estab
lished in Delaware county. 'I he great
est number In operation from aoy une
point are the seven routes out of Man
chester. TheBe 26 routes nrn a trifle
over 611 miles in length and out of 2,010
fSRlHe.s.iivinfcp^tho rij.uti l,518vp(
them are eerved every day with their
mail. During the month of August,
1004, which was the time the. report
ivaB compiled, the rural esrrtc-is in Del
aware county bandit
87,782 pieces or
mail. The average length ol the routes
in this congressional district was found
to be 23 miles and while the average
number of daily papers taken per route
waB found to be 30, the M.inb. of
dailies taken in the district by farmers
on the routes reached 7,»71, to it ill be
sBen that the country people RENII POUK
thing besides green almanecs and the
patent inside of their own I .uil -,pw,-.
The sum of 818,501 was paid to the
carriers of this couoty last year."
The routes in Delaware county are
divided as follows: Manchester 7, Cog
gan 2, Edgewood 2, ilopkinton 5. Ear!
ville 3, Ryan 3, MaBonvilla 2, Delhi 2.
Greely 3, Dundee 1 and Delaware 1.
This report shows how Kuril Free De
livery has become a part of the daily
life of the people.
Carriers are required to bo -courteous
snd obliging to their patron3 aud to be
prompt and regular in the discharge or
their duties delivering the mutl to and
collecting from boxes erected c.mven
iantly by the roadside. They ute re
quired to deliver mail directed to.
patrons farther along on 'their routtB
without taking it to the po=t oilice.
They are required to observe absolute
secrecy in regard to mail passing
through their hands, which means that
they are not to give any information
as to mail matter carried by them, or
ollicial business transacted, to any per
son, other than the person to whom
such mall matter is uddresied, or with
whom the business is trauB tc et! or to
exhibit any mail matter except to whom
.3 addressed.
VOL. XXXI--N0. 6.
recently owned by
They are required to register till mail
able matter when requested by patrons.
To take applications for money orders
and give official receipts therefor. Abo
to take receipts lor registered and
special delivery matter delivered.
Carriers are Btrictiy forbidden to fur
nish lists of their patrons for pay or
The roads must be good this is ab
solutely essential. There must be, no
unbridged creeks or streams not for.i
able at all times of tbe year.
PersonB desiring rural free delivery
service must put up mail boiea ap
proved by the government, nd such
boxes come under the prottctiou of that
provision of the appropriation act up
proved April 21, 1903, which reads us
"Whoever shall hereafter willfully or
maliciously injure, tear down or de
stroy any letter box or other receptacle
established by order of the Postmaster
Generator approved by him for the re
ceipt or delivery of mail matter on any
rural free delivery route, or shall break
open tbe same, or wilfully or malicious
ly injure, deface, or deBtroy any mall
matter deposited thereiu, or shall will
fully take or steal such matter from or
out of such letter box or other recep
tacle, or shall willfully aid or assist in
any of the aforementioned offenses,
shall for every such oftense be puniBhed
by a fine of not more than one thousand
dollars, or by imprisonment for not
more than three
V.£ (Continued ait- page 8.)
Wji. C.
7?%, '-'..'Sfe
The customers will please notice that the market will
closed on Sunday
€i}c Wemcrat,
At Less
Than Cost!
Commencing to=day, we place all our mag
nificent yard and a half CARPET SAMPLES on
sale at less tftan cost.
These samples are all new and bright, the
edges bound, and they make the nicest kind of
a rug.
This is a rare opportuijinty to buy a rug at
aveiy low price. Come quick, before the as
sortment is broken.-
The Furniture. Man.
E 1 wish tommounce that I have purchased the
As the htimau machine, is'stoked so wilfiVgo/
IK 3V 6N
Two Inohee..
Three lnobes.
Five inchos..
113J «50 98 50 *4 SO $4160 910 00
1 50 a 35 360 6 76 600 15 00
9 00 3 00 4 -60 700 1200 00
S 50 8 76 6 75 1000 lflOO 26 CO
3 OOi 4 50 7 00 1800 SO 00 ft 00
4 50! 6 50 8 00 ID 00 9f S(J 40 00
A 50 0 00 WOO St 00 40 00 R5 do
1950115 00 25 00 60 001
80 00 126 00
One Column.,
{^"Advertisements ordered discontinued bo
fore expiration of contract will be charged no
cording to above scale.
l*ustnesBcard8,notexcoodlnR six lines $5.0
per year.
Business locals, ten cents per line for the firs
insertloivand.ftvo ccnts'per lino fori
each subse
and that I sell onty
the best „tind freshest meats and I invite the patronage of
White Pearl or White Satin^
Hours contain more nutriment than three times their weight
of "health foods" and are the best fuel for all mankind. I
is still winning friends every day. It's such a good flour, and
sells for §1.35 per sack. The quality of the Hour will please you.
Our buckwheat flour is as good and pure ns ever, and it makes
cakes that taste like buckwheat, too.
Denton S Ward Pharmacy,
•V Manchester, Iowa.
Capital $60,000.00. Surplus $35,000.00
Manchester, Iowa,
Ask to see
Go to Denton & Ward's for
.v. ?:../For that Cough of yours. jjj|
President.- CHAS. J. SEEDS, Cashier.
R. W. TIRRILL, Vice Pres. C. W. KEAGY, Ass't Cash.
INTEREST paid on "TIME DEPOSITS" at current rates.
Said deposits may be made in any amount from One Dollar up.
A progressive and conservative banking institution which
offers superior facilities for the transaction of your banking
Old Kentucky
are not just as nood but are tlie best
shoes made for the money. Stylo
like cut extra wearing kid uppers,
patent leather tip, splendid wearing
heavy sole.
the Old Kentucky Shoe,
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