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County Correspondence. HOPKINTOS visiting Miss Ethel Brecken was fi'iends in town Saturday. W. W. Welch was in town Satur day. C. Blanchard has bought the William Elliot farm and will move from Missouri and take possession next spring. He will move into a house near the farm at once. Frank Wheelen is on the sick list. A. Z. Flude's lecture and moving picture show was a success to the Ladies Aid society, who had it in charge. Lenox defeated Dubuque High School in foot ball by a score of 40 toO. F. C. Reeves and H. H. Wlieelcss are in attendance at conference. Miss Florence Wilson was up from Monticello to attend the ball game Saturday. A petition is being circulated to gel the sentiment of the property owners in regard to paving one block on Main street. Shirley Reeve has returned from his western trip. J. J. Kirkwood was at Manchester Saturday. Little Helen Mackintosh is im proving. The Sunday School National con vention will be held at this placo in the Methodist church, October 22d. As the chicken industry is grow ing rapidly, W. S. Beels with his progressive ideas, has anticipated that they are going to be a pest, es pecially to those who do not have any. He has been experimenting on C. E. Reeves chickens and it works to perfection. He expects to start a factory in Hopkinton to man ufacture his "Sure catch, hold fasr, chicken catcher." All orders will lie promptly filled. Write for cir culars. DELHI. S. K. Myers was down from Man chester Tuesday. Several from Delhi attended the funeral of Geo. Long at Delaware Friday. Mrs. Chas. Stone and children visited in Delaware Tuesday. F. M. Byerly's mother from Ana mosa is visiting here. The M. E. Ladies realized about $15.00 from their supper, Wednes day evening. E. H. and A. M. Fleming were in Masonville a day or two last week. John Werkmeister was here from Earlville Monday. A little three year old son of Mr, and Mrs. August Nachtman died Monday afternoon September 25, 1905, after a few hours illness. The body was taken to Dubuque Wed nesday for burial. A. P. Harris has returned from Idaho... Geo. Dunham and son were down from Manchester, Wednesday. R. C. Goldsworthy has moved into part of the J. B. Smith house. C. O. Wood was here from Arlington Wednesday. Eddie Byerly of Aiiamosa is visit ing his parents. Fred NorriB has gone to Dakota. Mrs. Hefner of AVaterloo visited her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Stone last week. Curt Heath of Belgrade, Nebraska, was arecent visitor with Delhifriends. Harry Meader a 12 year old boy who liveB with his sister, Mrs. Addi son Smith, north of town, was suc cessfully operated upon for appendi citis last Monday by Drs. Triem of Manchester and Cummings of Delhi. Mrs. Furman has gone to Canada to spend the winter with Mrs. Alex MclCean. Miss Broadhurst of Dubuque visited at I. C. Miller's last week. Mrs. Blake of Strawberry Point is visiting at L. M. Barnes. H. Percival was down from Man chester Thursday. Dr. Lindsay of Manchester was called to see the little son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Barnes Thursday. Mr. E H. Blanchard and wife, Mrs. J. W. Swinbnrne, Mrs. James Garlow and sons were Manchester visitors Thursday. E. R. Stone is having a special sale on ranges this week. Mr. Alex Hackbarth and wife were in Dubuque Wednesday. MJBS Blanch Grommon of Man chester visited Mrs. R. E. Grommon last woek. Mr. Henry JohnB and wife of Pittsburg, Pa., are visiting at Wil son Jackson's. Mr. Will Furman and wife and son are visiting relatives in St. Paul and Minneapolis. W. H. Salisbury of Osage was an over Sunday guest at the Fraser home. Miss Josie Goldsworthy of Greeley was a recent guest of her brother It. C. Goldsworthy. LAMONT. Mrs. Grace A. Benedict was a pas senger to Oelwein, Thursday mo ing. Mrs. Young and daughter, Miss Mary, of Lamont.are enjoying a vis it with relatives in Philadelphia. Grandma Sherwin and Mrs. Simp son returned to their respective homeB at Pleasant Valley, Saturday. Dr. R. V. Graves has moved his office—lie is now located first door east of post office. John Berridge and.'daugliter, Miss Laura, are visiting liis aged mother in Rockford, Illinois. Rev. W. E. Ross attended confer ence at Hampton, last week. Mrs. John Durham has been quite sick. Her daughter, Mrs. John Tickner, of Forestville, is caring for her. Mrs. J. J. Hesner will entertain the W. C. T. U. at her home, Thurs day p. m., October 5. The Free Baptist Ladies' Aid so lety served supper, October 3. Quite a number from here went to Independence to hear Sousa's Band, September 28. _Stephen Popham aiul wife are home after a trip to and through D'ikota, they attended the corn pal we at Mitchell, Dakota, and fair at Sioux City. 0! that his description could only satisfy our desire to see. Thomas Kelsh is oil jury. The Ruthbono Sisters had a thim ble bee at the T. W. Jenny farm September 28. Mrs. Otto Meyer and family are entertaining her sister, Miss Zitlan, of Oelwein. Mrs. E. S. Cowles celebrated her 7Gth birthday, Wednesday Septem ber 27, by inviting in her many friends. Mrs. Baumback is visiting" rela tives in Iowa City. We understand Oelwein boomers are trying to influence To [Tell, our broom maker, to move to Oelwein and have a broom factory there. Arthur Davidson is at home after a several weeks visit in New Hamp ton,—he is attending school. C. T. Ross, Flora Ropers, Mrs. George Blackburn, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Van Vors and Mrs. Ida Flaucher were all passengers to Dubuque, September 27—several of them in company with Rev. H. P. Langridge attended the Baptist association. Miss Alice Thornburg is now an employee at the state hospital at In dependence. Mesdames Sheldon spent Tuesday of last week in Manchester. EAD'S GROVE. R. D. Graham, o£ Manchester, vis ited at Wm. Noble's on Sunday. Dr. Sumpman, of Dyersville was seen in this vicinity on Thursday. Henry Ilolthouse has rented the Mclvinnis farm o£ Jas. Retherford. Threshing is all done in this neighborhood. Oats yielded well and are of good quality. Barley and speltz yielded fairly well. Lew Wood's straw stack caught fire from the threshing engine on Tuesday and burned to the ground. J. T. Fowler was a Manchester visitor on Friday. John Taylor visited Will Ruther ford on Sunday. Mrs. Stevens, of Manchester, vis ited her sister, Mrs. Alf. Tibbet on Tuesday. The many friends of Orin Pierce will regret to learn of the death of his wife on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Colesburg and extend to him and children their sympathy in their bereavement. STRAWBERRY POINT. Subscribe for the Democrat. Miss Daisy Moine, who has been at Chicago for the past few months came homo last Thursday morning for a visit with relatives. A. J. Pease of Manchester, was caller here, last Friday. The Thimble club held their an nual picnic at Jory Springs, last Wednesday. We are pleased to report Mrs. Tlios. McCrea improving. Miss Alice Peck of Edgewood, and her nephew, Wesley Smith, of Volga were callers here Friday. Miss Peck's sister T^id who is teaching here accompanied them to her home in Edgewood. Just as we are about ready to mail our mail we learn of the death of Samuel Gratke sr., an old and re spected citizen of this place, who lias been ailing for some time. Fur ther particulars we are unable to learn. DUNDEE. John Basham will.pay the highest market price for chickens. Remem ber that. R. D. Hooker was in town business Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Stephenson of Lamont were here last Wednes day. Miss" Evans of Masonville here visiting last week. Wm. Bellon was to the Point last Thursday. J. P. Lee brought in some tall corn last week, measuring over 12 feet and of good quality. August Kleinsorge and wife vis ited their son Fred Wednesday. Onr harness man accidentally hurt liis side and is off duty aB a result. Will Seward of Lamont was here Tuesday. Dr. Nash made a professional call to Thorpe last Friday evening. Mrs. Wm. Bellon and children are visiting at St. Sebald. Quite a few attended the excursion to -St Paul and Minneapolis last week. THORPE. Miss Grace Wonleighton was a Manchester caller laBt Friday. Mrs. Grant Hook passed through here last Tuesday enroute to Man chester for a few days visit with friends. Miss Winnie Hood of Dundee, visited Sunday with the Misses Jen ny and Lizzie Jackson. Mrs. Brady and daughter, Miss Flossie, departed last Saturday for St. Paul. Henry Cornelious, of Littleport, was a Sunday visitor at Jim Robert sons. Miss Jenny Croyle is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. Clark. Jesse Chambers and Simon Lane left for Minneapolis last Friday evening after a short visit with friends and relatives. Harvey Kane and Ed. Connors, of Littleport, visited Wednesday at D. Sarka. The Hisses Lizzie and Jennie Jackson visited Friday evening at Dick Whites. B. Bowers and wife attended the ball game at Greeley last Sunday. Don't fail to attend the "Masked Ball" which will be held in Martins Hall. Friday eve, October 13. Good music will be furnished and a good time insured to all who attend. J. Keller made a business trip to Chiciigo, last Sunday. Mrs. Fred Wonleighton visited Sunday afternoon at Belle Hender shot's. Miss Mable Viuitile is visiting friends in Lamont. Mrs. Vantile and daughter Sarah iiie visiting Mrs. Vantile's sister, Mrs. Lester Clark. iff ONEiBAi The L. A. S. cleared $9.25 at the hard time social recently held at A. L. Congars. Misses Laura and Vent Ileise of Manchester spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives near here. The many friends of S. T. Knox and wife are extending congratula tions and best wishes. S. T. came last Wednesday from Coggon bring ing his bride with him. They were heartily welcomed Friday evening when quite a number of their friends perpretrated a genuine surprise and persented them with a few gifts in remembrance of the happy event. Miss Myrtle Breckon spent Sun day with relatives in Greeley. Several from this vicinity attend ed the Evangelistical meeting at Delaware, Sunday evening. J. Ivroser's entertained relatives from Greeley, Sunday. G. B. Cox and wife returned Sat urday evening from Dakota, where they have been visiting the past two weeks. Miss Ethel Breckon attended the foot ball game at Monticello, Satur day. J. B. Dunham jr., and wife visited relatives in Almoral, Sunday. EDGEWOOD. A. J. Eaton, from south of town was a Manchester caller last Friday. Arthur Breed, who has been visit ing his mother and sisters, left Mon day for Chicago to resume liis work in the Medical school at that place, this being his last year. Clyde True and wife are the proud parents of a baby girl, which came to their home, Sept. 20. Lou Hubbell and wife returned home last Monday, after a several weeks visit with relatives in Illinois. Mrs. Dr. Reed left last week for her home at Storm Lake after visit ing her mother and sister at this placo. Mrs. S. V. Iiubbell, of Greeley was calling on relatives in and u-ound Edgewood, last Thursday. Vernon Fisher and wife are re joicing over the arrival of a baby girl, which came to brighten their home, Sunday morning, Sept. 21th. Mr. Lou Hubbell and wife yisited the formers brother Vint, at Gree ley, last Friday. Quite a number of Edgewood's young people attended the dance in Strawberry Point, Friday night. Mrs.|John Richards has returned from her trip to Portland, Oregon. PETERSBURG. Henry C.'Kramer and wife trans acted business in Colesburg, last Saturday. Attorney J. B. Utt, of Dyersville, was here on legal business last Saturday. John Krapfl and children of Bear Grove passed through here last Sun day. Ed Diers of New Vienna visited with relatives and friends here last Sunday. J. A. Sehnieders and wife of Dyersville visited with the parents and brotlu rs of the former, last Sun-, day. Herman Mensen and wife of Wor thington, were here, last Sunday. Frank Koelker of Dyersville visit ed with his parents, last Sunday. F. H. Rolfes jr., transacted busi ness in Dyersville, last Tuesday. A large number of people attend ed the Knipper-Barker wedding at Dyersville, last Tuesday. Clem Kramer o£ New Vienna passed through here last Wednes day. Next on the program is husking corn. The crop is very good. Herman Domeyer and his Bisters Kate, Ida and Nellie, were Dyers ville visitors last Friday. Dr. Lurlismann of Dyersville passed through here, last Saturday. Ben Nurre returned from Adrian, Minnesota, last Saturday. Henry Osterhaus is very ill with appendicitis. We hope for a speedy recovery. Henry Klostermann and wife of New Vienna were here last Sunday visiting relatives and friends. George Dickson of Earlville here last Sunday. COLESBURG. Mr. and'Mrs. W. T. Wood and son, John, of Earlville, were recent visitors at the James Prentice home in this city. The deal is closed whereby David Moreland sells his farm near town to Ferdinand Mitzner, for the snug sum of §8100. There are eighty acres, making the price $101.25 per acre. Iowa land, especially in Delaware county, is not such a bad investment after all. Mr. Mitzner has Bold the farm on which ho is norf living, to ThomaB Barnhart, possession to be given the first of March next. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith spent Sunday at New Vienna, with Chris. Miersen and family. Mrs. Wm. Barker died Friday night, at her home east of town after a severe illness of several weeks Shu is survived liv |lm I weeKs bno is suruvea by two uaughteis, Mis. Jano Ivruger and u1(.uli Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Moreland came over from Manchester Saturday, to spend a few days with friends and look after business interests. They I have recently returned from Montana where they spent the summer with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. 1 S. Moreland. The Mite society met with Mrs. D. W. Smith, Thursday afternoon. There was a good attendance and a good time. Mr. and Mrs. W. II Bristol and Miss Getsie Luther were visitors at Dyersville, Saturday. A lunch social was held at the W. II. liush home, Saturday evening, at which all present had an enjoyable time. J. C. Bolsinger was an over Sun day visitor at home. Mrs. Orin Pierce died at her home here, Thursday evening. On Fri day afternoon brief services were held at the house, and her remains Were taken to her former home in Manchester for burial. This death is a very sad one, as four young children are left motherless, the youngest a babe one week old. George Walker made a business trip to Dyersville Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Livingston have returned from their trip to the Dakotas. While gone, they saw E. W. Knee, who has secured a good position as clerk in a department store at Aberdeen. We understand that he has decided to locate there and that Mrs. Knee and Mtrle will go in a short time. Our people will be sorry to lose them. V: EARLVILLE. Mrs. Rudolph Jones of Dubuque arrived Tuesday morning for a visit at the home of her father F. Werk meister. The Canadian Jubilee singers gave a concert in the Cong. Church Mon day night which was well attended. Many from hero attended the funeral of Geo. Long at Delaware Thursday. Mr. Elmer Long of Salem, Dakota, was renewing acquaintances in town Monday. Don't forget the Cong. Church Fair, which will be held in the Town Hall on Sat. Oct. 14. A good din ner for 20 cents and a good supper for 15 cents. The ladies have a nice lot of aprons, comforters and fancy articles. A. D. Brown and family of Man chester were in Earlville Thursday. John and Laura Werkmeister spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. White at Delhi. The following jolly party of Man chester ladies sprung a surprise oil Mrs Alec Prentice Saturday and spent the afternoon in picnic fashion along the banks of Plum Creek. Misses Robins, Fannie Haeberle, Maude Graham, Edith Dunham, Jennie McCarren, Cottet, Keep, and Margret Lindsay and Mrs. H. J. Schweitert. Rev. B. W. Sopor and wife depart ed Wednesday morning for confer ence. The best wishes of their many friends will follow them wherover they may locate. H. D. Staehle has accepted a posi tion as traveling salesman for the Simmons Hardware Co. of St. Louis, Henry has had some experience in this line and his friends wish him success. BAILEY'S FORD. Mrs. Tillman Grapes ancl daugh ters, Myrtle and Nellie, visited at D. Blanchard's Sunday of last week. J. G. Daker has returned from South Dakota. Mr. J. W. Swinburne and wife called at the home of Mrs. R. E. Grommon, Sunday of last week. H. B. Hersey had business in Manchester last Thursday. Miss Blanche Grommon of Man chester spent part of last week at the home of Mrs. R. E. Grommon. Mr. Tillman Grapes and wife were in Manchester last Wednesday. Mrs. R. E. Grommon and son Roy attended the funeral of Mr. Geo. Long last Friday. Mr. H. B. Hersey and wife have returned from Belmomd. Will Downs lost a valuable horse last Friday. J. W. Hartman had business in Manchester last Saturday. Bencli, Bar and Beard. Tiie regulations for shaving observed in the bench and bar probably come down from Roman times, and the his tory of the custom among that people Is a curious one. Pliny says that beards were universally cultivated as a matter of course till about 300 B. C., when Sicilian barbers, who probably acquired their art from Greece, first came to Rome and Selpio Afrieanus set the fashion of shaving every day. Thenceforward it became so much the vogue In good society that the term parbaus, outlaudish, was long supposed to mean boarded, in allusion to the un kempt hair of uncivilized nations. In creased accuracy in etymology has shown the real meaning to be akin to bnlbus. stammering, in allusion to their uncouth speech. For three centuries barbers had it all their own way in Roman circles. Then caine the Em peror Hatrian, who, as Plutarch af firms, grew his beard to hide some ugly scars, and forthwith it became the mode. Lawyers and priests, even more conservative in their observances than other folks, continued to shave hence, It Is supposed, came the traditional practice of the. English bar, through the law courts of Italy and France.— London Globe. "Pake" Snllorw A-plcnty. "Fake sailors," said a naval officer, "work more harm to the reputation of Jack ashore than the real man-of war's man is able to overcome by the strictest regulation of his conduct when on land. The navy is popular, and its sailors are popular, and, realiz ing this, there has sprung up a pan handlers' contingent whose regular business is the impersonation of Uncle Sam's bluejackets. "Somehow tliey manage to get pos session of castoff naval uniforms. Sometimes, failing that, they go even to the expense of having uniforms ufter Ul° ln Mrp. li'Va Kruger, and ono son at Newport or they will be court mur Williain. The funeral services were tlulud. Some want only enough money held from the home Sunday after- to get to the navy yum, where they noon, in charge of Rev. F. M. Tyrrell. Interment was made at Oak Hill. naval pattern. Dressed thc''i0' thoy do Profitable business TheIr sUlp haB Just.sallca wlUlout aLuj ti,ey Wllut money to Juin Uer must report at once. And ko 011 with all sorts of plausible stories. When you see a mau in a navy uniform beg ging, take my word for It he Is a pan handler and not a man-of-war's man." —New York Press. Scciici*}' fn Deri it Sen. "Sailing southeasterly along the shore of that haunt of the walrus and polar buar, St. Matthew's Island, In the lie ring sea," said a navigator of those wa ters, "one is impressed by the mingling of the grotesque and the terrible in the character of the scenery. The north west point of the island is split up a collection of large rocks of most fan tastic shapes. Houses, splre3, cathe drals and figures of men and beasts are some of the forms assumed by these volcanic fragments, which, rising black above the white, seething foam of the sea that breaks against their base, give a weird aspect to the grim and deso !ute region. One rock resembling a large saddle suggested to me the thought that some antediluvian giant might ln his time have Btraddled It and perhaps fished for reptlila over the beetling cliffs which It surmounts." THE WAYS OF A FTFFL THEY ARE WORTHY OF MORE STUDY THAN THEY RECEIVE. Some of the Peculiarities of This Do mestic Fowl, Which la at One* About the WiHCRt and Moat Foolish Auluial That Liven. Half wild, with the ancestral habits of the jungle fowl about her and tho wariness of fear apparent In every energetic act, and still half tamed, with the senseless confidence of lg-! uorance in evidence and showing plain-' iy in many acts, the domestic hen It worthy of more study than she re ceives. Poultry fanciers by long practice can predict almost to a feather the creature1 that will result from any given cross between two marked varieties and can foresee how many eggs new breeds trom crosses will lay In a year, and so mark out the course of the unborn off* spring from mixed mating that we have but little to discover from ob servation. But the color and character of the plumage, the amount of egg pro duction and the weight and edibility of the now generation are not all there is to a hen. The domestic fowl may not have a soul, but she has both a gizzard and a crop, which shows she has the advan tage of the human race. Surely, she docs not reason, else she would not act as she does, but she holds certain men tal attributes which serve better than any reasoning power could hope to do, and thus gains her ends without going to the trouble of thinking. Take two dippers and place in one two quarts of yellow flint corn, such as is growu in Maine, and put in the other twd quarts of gold dollars, such as are still minted in San Francisco. Now empty both dishes among the gravel of the henyard and note how tlic poultry will pick up and swallow the corn, leaving the gold to He out and mingle with the common earth. To an unthinking observer a gold dol lar bears a fairly close resemblance to a kernel of yellow flint corn. Both are mldish yellow both are nearly of equal size. To human senses both are hard a*id odorless and, until broken open, tasteless. By what organ of sense does the hen distinguish the dol lar from the kernel? From the human standpoint of the senses of taste and 6mell you cannot tell one from the oth er. The extra weight of the gold coin Is not the reason why it is discarded, be cause a hen will pick up oats as well as corn, though one holds thirty-two and the other fifty-six pounds to the eveu bushel. If the contents of the two measures had been spread out in front of men the choice would not have been made according to hen conclusions, for the reason that men have learned how gold dollars are constructed. But if a hen had never seen a kernel of com or a gold dollar before during her existence she would have chosen the corn just as quickly. Why was she led to make the choice? Among the most Interesting features in raising poultry is to note the rever sion to ancestral types which crops out iu the young. The custodian of the coops may walk about the premises for daysvand weeks without creating any gossip among the hens, but let a strauger come along, and the outcry of danger is made forthwith. This in herited dread of a foe crops out to a marked degree in the youug. If a hen steals her nest and incubates her young and brings them to the door to be fed every chick in the lot will scoot rtway and hide ri3 soon as a human being appears on tho sccne. Among game fowl and fhe smaller breeds this fear continues for weeks, though It nearly disappears when the chicks become adults. The family dog may loaf about the yard for weeks aud never raise a squawk of protest, but let a new dog approach the premises, and the outcries of the-poultry may be heard from afar. A skunk will drive the poultry into hysterics, though a black and white striped cat that be longs on the place can sun itself in the runways for hours and never be wak ened by poultry outcries. At what age and by what manner do chickens learn to distinguish their friends? Having been made able to understand that the man who has charge of them is their protector, why do they not extend this confidence to all human bolngs? Hens are at once the wisest and most foolish animals that live. If a dog receives punishment a few times for visiting a certain spot, it will acquire wisdom from contact with the switch and will either shun the for bidden place entirely or will wait until the human dealer in vengeance has gone away. But no form of punish ment invented by man can wean a hen from Invading a garden and scratching among the plants. If we su perior human beings could fathom the mind of the humblest hen and could learn all there is to know as to her mental processes we might write a book that would astonish the world and outdo Darwin in probing for the secrets of life.—Bangor News. A SCRUBBING BRUSH. The Way II In .Made nnd the nuoa It CoMtM So Little. Two tilings have made it possible for the modern "lady of the house" to buy for 5 or 10 cents a scrubbing brush which would have cost her mother half a dollar. One is the invention of tho I brush tilling machine, the other the discovery of tho possibilities of "liber," This is a comprehensive word. It embraces all sorts of vegetable sub stances which, from their stiffness when wet,, their tenacity and their di visibility, can be made to take the place of bristles. One of the common est is that known as "bass" or "bast." It Is the leaf tiber of the piassava tree and is imported from Africa, Ceylon and South America. The factories re ceive It in tile form of large bales, each made up of separate hanks or "pig tails," which must first be backed or combed, much as wool or flax Is card ed. 1 When the fibers have thus been laid parallel the bunch or pigtail Is passed to the guillotine, a cutter I11 which the material Is steadily fed forward, while a bljde like that of the French instru ment of CKccutiou cuts It Into the de sired lengths. Meanwhile the back of the fnture brush has been prepared. It may bo made from any kind of hardwood, but beech, birch aud maple are the favor ites. The blanks are sawed to size and are finished on the edges by re volving cutters, likfr those of an ordi nary molding machine or of the la tho for turning lasts. They are then ready to be bored. Tills was formerly done by a drill which made each hole separately. The modern machine contains as many drills as" there are holes to be bored. They may be arranged In any desired pattern, and at a single thrust will bore all the holes and bore them to a uniform depth. Tho back and tho fill ing now come together. The fiber, cut fcrtwiee the length oi each tuft, Is placed in the trough of the filling ma chine, from which a toothed rack picks up exactly the same quantity each time—enough for one knot or tuft. As this little bunch of fiber advances on one side of the machine a strip of iron feeds forward on the other. The two will meet above the holes In the back of the brush, which* the operator Is holding in placo, but fust before that happens a die descends and puncbos from the strip of metal a small piece shaped somewhat like an inverted pair of trousers. This bit of Iron is known as the "au chor." It Is deposited, waistband down, upon the ceuter of the tuft of liber. That is simultaneously folded upon It self, thrust into the waiting hole In the brush back and driven home by a plunger. The blow serves not merely to force the knot or tuft of fiber to the bottom of the hole, but, striking between the two shanks of Iron which represent the legs of the trousers, it spreads them apart and so drives the sharp outer and upper corners into the wood at the sides of the hole. A pull on the tuft of fiber merely presses these corners deeper into the wood and locks the tuft more securely. Two brushes a minute is the average rate at which all this is done. The operator's only duties are to see that the machine lias a sufficient supply of fiber and of metal tape aud that the brush back is so placed that the plun ger hits the hole accurately.—Youth's Companion. ScreciiK in China. Screens are to b^ seen everywhere iu the dragon empire. They are carved of teakwood and handsomely painted with various figures and devices. In some parts of China bedsteads similar to our own are used. They are curi ously carved, with drawers underneath and shelves for holding toilet necessi ties, all of which arc hiddeu out of sight by drawers which look like a beautiful screen. The rooms in the different suits of apartments are separated one from an other by the carved wooden scrollwork for which the Chinese are famous. It Is usually dark aud gives a very rich and handsome appearance to the whole iuterlor, which is dull and dark—owing to the waut of windows—until the myriads of lanterns are lighted. The carving is sometimes gilded, and some times the wood is left in a state of nature with a high polish. Doorways are often half filled In with it. Again, a low, deep frieze is seen all around the room. The women's apartments particularly are decorated with the carved work. Whatever caii be Imag ined as contributing to pleasure- and the support of luxury is to be found In the secluded quarters devoted to the women. Music "by Bar." Never music teacher existed wiio did uot discourage and dlscouutenuuce playing the plauo "by car," as the tul ent for hearing a strain aud reproduc ing It has been somewhat ambiguously termed. Yet there thrives In the center of New York an enterprising and not too particular person whose avocutlou It Is to "teach the piano by ear," as his window Blgn puts It He has quite a clientele too. Presumably his task lies with those that possess a musical ear to start with and want quick re sults. To such he Imparts a knowledge of chords and their relative changes sufficient to carry the pupil through many of the tunes heard and remem bered. When once the bass accompani ments are known the learner Is prac tically equipped for public perform ance. The "professor" gives a recital every once In awhile. On these occa sions the programme Is a wonderful succession of ragtime, popular songs and selections from new light operas and old heavy ones. One wonders what the teacher ediild accomplish with an applicant who desired to "play by ear" and, like Charles Lamb, bad none.— New York Post. Tea Table Fnrnlalilnss A new Idea ln household furnishings Is a tea table 011 which Is spread a cloth having a white background with a graceful design In" blue. As a setting for blue and white china or for use ln a room done In Dresden colors this Is very effective nnd a pleasing variation from the regulation tea table, with Its fancy cover embroidered in white or with plain white squares of damask. For summer time use, however, these blue and white covers will be found very satisfactory. They are made of lightweight material, something like Japanese crape, arc Inexpensive and harmonize very well with the light, airy summer draperies. Wltji a tea set of old blue china one of these cov ers Is a pleasing accompaniment, but even wlthoift family heirlooms It makes an agreeable substitute for the ever lasting white used during the rest of the year. II Milk la Not Plentiful There are many recipes that call for milk ln which water may be substi tuted—for Instance, the vanilla sauce for suet pudding. Instead of the milk required, put the same measure of water and melt a tablespoonful of but t* In It before stirring In tho thick ening. The custard for cake may be made ln the same way, and tomato soup which calls for a quajt of milk may be made with a half pint of millt added after the water substituted has boiled with the tomatoes. It should be removed at once after the milk bolls to prevent curdling. The sauces, etc., ln which only water Is used will not curdle at all.—Housekeeper. Sober England, In nothing have'the habits of Eng lish gentlemen more changed than In the use of wine. Time was when each plate and table was enfiladed, almost surrounded, by au eBcort of wine glasses, ranging from sherry to cham pagne and tapering thence to madeira and brandy —port, claret, burgundy, the red alternating with the white— and be was no good man and true who did not go through the list und survive It Today at the great houses you may have what you want, but rarely more than three glasses are visible, for white wine, for red wine and for champagne. Apolllnarls Is largely In evidence. The fine old English gentleman who niado It a merit to get drunk on port and to sober up on claret has disappeared.— Louisville Courier-Journal. Nothlnir la a TrMel The half Inch United States standard screw thread has thirteen turns per Inch. Mr. Welsh, the original superin tendent of the Westlnghouse Air Brake works, used for the half Inch bolt twelve threads Instead of thirteen. This decision has proved to be a mis take, and the company would be glad to change It, but the immense number of brake equipments which are out all over the world, the constant call for repairs and extensions make It ble. Jealousy Is the greatest of misfor tunes and tho least pitied by those Who cause It.—Le Rochefoucauld, BUSINESS DIRECTORY ATTORNEYS. G.W. CtrsnAk. E, B, ST1I.KS Y. roithXS CU'NHAY, NOHR S PTlL-tB. A TTORNUYS AT LAW AMI NOTARIES cx Public. Spcal&l attcniioc Rivet to r-olleo- A »naiira:ioof Khnj rtfttnic sort Lrnt Asts. I filet !c Citj Hull Block. t* O. YOKAN. H. F. AKNOl.n. M.J, YORAN YORAN. ARNOLD & Vi'l'AN ATTORNEYS. AT UW. *!•.: Tita. Aeects. onc?ov*r Oclnwnr.Tnonij MUle ft&Ofc. iowi. fc\K. KH*psok. to f.jut Ml 11BHT i'A HKNUY Illto/VSON. BFONbON, CARR & 8VN8 \TTpRNBYS AT LAW. Special Mteoitoft jfivtn to collection Officsc lb Oeii.ocrftt 'ulldJiu Franklin Street. WiLChei'ttr. leva. PRKD B. BLAIR. AXTOIINK} AT LAW. Office In l&eCU) Hall Block. Manchester, lowu. PNYetOIAN* J. A. MAY, PhysicianOR. and suu-jkon. Diseases oi children a Biioclaltj. Oltlceon Main street urst door east ol Thorp* jjros. store. Residence phone 192. Oillce pliouo 815. 0. J. LINDSAY. M. D„ pHY81ClA.N, surgoou aud Eye 8peciaU«t. •L vJfflcehcurs for eye cases and fitting glasses iroo to 8:00 p. m. Ofllce corner Main and Frank* tin streets. DR. T. J. BURNS. Physician ani uukukon. au profes- stonal calls promptly answered, aay or fight. Office opposite tho l'ost ORiee. Tele phone 100. MANCHESTER MARBLE WORKS prepared to turnlah Granite mad Uarblt Monuments and Head Stones of various de J'line. Have tlie eonnty rlgb tor Sine's Pat. !vfi?rlTf c,?Ter- *lB° deafer Iron Feneon. 111 meet all competition, sum. WM. MOINTOSU. ANDERS & PHILIPP nRUCGIS'M AND STATIONKK8. Toilet Lf Artlelos, Wall Paper, Paints aud Oln. Corner Mala and Franklin streets. VKTKRINARIAN. DR. J. W. SCOTT. VETERINARY Soreeon, and Dentist 501 Mala Street. Teleptaon 289, W. NrBOYNTON. VX7 ATCHMAKER, Jeweler and Rug raver Jp watches, Clocks, Surer and Ware, Pine Jewelry, Bpeotaclee, cutlery Mualoal Instruments, eto., Main street. A.O.BROWN Dealer In furniture eto., and undertaker. Main Street. P. WERKMEISTER. /^.ENEBAL DEALER IN FURNITURE. Picture Frames, Eto. A" complete *took 01 furniture and Upholstery always on oand, at prices that defy competition, A good Hearse kept for attendanoe at funerals. Earl rule, Iowa. J. H. ALLFN. and Qcnts furnlahl_0 ner Mtln and Franklin streets. GILDNER BROS. iLOTl5lNG and Gents furnishing roods, City Hall Block, Franklin Street. B. CLARK. DRY GOODS, Notions, Carpets, Gents Fur nlshlng goods, eto. Franklin Street. QUAKER MILL CO. PLOUR W. DREW. j*\RY GOODS, Garrets, MUlineryt E'.'»•% ano L' Caps, Boots and Shoer. eto., Uiaui St. tfanohester. Iowa. A. THORPE. Pder ROPRIETOR OF KALAMITY'S PLUN Store aul Dealer In Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Notions, Jlc. Masonic Block Manches ter, Iowa. SIMON & ATWATEft. LI ARDWARK. STOVES, TINWARE, ETC. Li. Keeps a flrst-olass urmer and does au •lnd£ of repairing with neainesn and die patch, tore opposite First National Bank. Main St. HOLLI8TER LUMBER CO. LUMB1SR and all kinds of building material*, Posts and Coal, Corner of Delaware ana Madison streets. TH08. T. CAIIKEEK. ARCHITECT AND BUILDING SUPERIN A. TENDKNT, S. E. Corner, 8th and Main St. Dubuque. Iowa. WM. DENNIS. CARPLATER, CONTRACTOR & BUILDER, lam now prepared to do all work In my line ln a good and workmanlike manner. Satis (action guaranteed. Plans and estimates fur* alshed. Work taken in town or oountry, Shop aear the stand tower on West Side of rtver. B. W. GREM8. Snceossor to Lawrence & reins. DRUGS.CUy Wall Paper. Stationery, Paints,'Oils, etc. HaU block. A. E. PETERSON. DEADER in Groceries, Provisions, Crocfr* ery, Fruits, eto. Main Street, J. H. 8TEWART GROCKRS. Carry a full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables, Can oed Goods, Crockery, Etc. J. M.P6ARSE. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND COLLECT OR. All business entrusted to him gtYOB prompt attention. Office ln City Ball block socond floor. ALEX. 8EF8TROM. aENERAL BLACKSMITH, horseshoeing a specialty. Interfering and corns cured or no pay. Prices reasonable, and the bost ol work guaranteed A share of the public patron aae is solicited. Shop on Franklin street, near the bridge. DENTI8T8. O L. LEIGH. eutlsV Office ln the Adams building on Franklin Street. Telephone 216. GORMAN BR08. i"\ENTIST. Office on Franklin Street, north is of the Globe Hotel, Manchester, low*. Dental Surgery ln all lis branohes. M*k-p frequent visits to neighboring towns. Alwa?i at office on Saturdays. E. E. NBWOOMB. DENTIST, Offloe over Burton Clark's •tore on Franklin street. Grown orldge work a specialty. CHEAP—Residence Property in this city Enquire of Bronson ft Carr. THOS. GIVEN CARPKNTBR AND RUILDRR. Shop on Howard St., oast of Mertz' barn, Tel 2M). Mason Work, Now I am ready to take contracts In mason wrok of any description. 7tf c. P. Miller. House for Rent. HUBERT CARR. 30 Acre Farm Near Manchester for Sale. We have for sale, at a very rea sonable price, a fairly well improved farm situated balf a mile east of Manchester on the Fish Hatchery road. For particulars enquire of h. Bronson, Carr and Sons. WM. DONNELLY, M. D. Physician and Surgeon, Proprietor of toe Ryan Drug Store Dealer In Drag*, Stationery, Etc Sf SY'N IOWA TIRRILL & PIERCE are Loaning Money as cheap as any person or corporation. FOR 8ALE, 8tf Good residenoe property on Franklin Street J*pfiNTONY. DR. E. A. NASH, Physician and Surgeon, DUNDEE, IOWA. Special attention paid to Diseases of Children. Teeth extracted. Calls promptly attended to nicbt or day. Telephone No. 17 Buy your Lumber, Soft Coal, Mill Feed, Etc., of ADELBERT CLARK, Dealer in General Merchandise, Thorpe, Iowa. Money to Loan at Low Rates. ^Hubert Carr. F. E. RICHARDSON, Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. I Office over the Racket Store Manchester, Iowa, E. E. COWLES, Proprietor of DRAY LINE, "ft and Peed, Manufacturers of the cele brated White Satin and White Pearl Flour "V* fl -SV Am prepared to do all kind, ol work In my line. Movlax. safes, musical Instrument., houtebold goods aud heavy article, a spec ialty. Residence Phone No 2B5. Every Day in thfe Year the M& O. Are selling round trip tickets,-good for 30 days to Chicago and Oreat Western stations, inside of 166 miles at 10% dis count. 149tf IN HOLLISTER'S Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggsts A Busy Medidr !or Busy Peoplt. BHags Golden Heir and Rssowed Vigor. I enullli. A ... .. maS- a a a add Backache. It's' acky Mountain Tea in t*b* let tTorm, 8^ cents box. Qonuine made by Hollisteb Dnva Ct awy, Madison, Wia. G0LDEF) NUGGET FOR SALLOW PEOPLE 50 YEARS' EXPERIENCE Trace Marks DESIGNS COPYRIGHTS Anjrono ending a «tct.*h nnd 1cscrlp|)on runy golckly n»curt iHi npinwu fruo* i*oMier sit Invention la ppibntity v-.U'iibulilo. Commimlrn tloiiaPtrlctlycnmliloutlal. l'liiiiibonkoiil'itfcoU Bbiit froa. OlitCNl Ju'CiHry for Miuunnir patents. Patonts tiiktm tliroupU Mtum & Co. receive tpecial notice, without chnrao, lu tho Scientific fitnericmi. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. T.inreot cir culation of uny solentlUo jouruul. Terms. 93 a year four months, (L Hold by all rowtsdcalnr*. MUNN & Co.3G,B",a""'-New York Branch Otttoe. Ft.., Wn^hinutntt. FOR SALE. A farm of about 193 acres, on lice of Cedar Rapids branch of Illinois. Central R., five miles south of Manchester, and one mile from Goldon station °ample buildings and of good quality fine well water with wind mill and tanks. No better' grain and stock farm in Delaware county. Must be Bold to settle an estate. Is a bargain at $65.00 per aero, which will buy it if taken soon. 240 acre farm wiles southeast of Manchester 140 acres under imj provement, balance pasture fine buildings, all new, and plenty of them good well water with wind mill and tanks. Best farm for the money in the country. Come quick if you want a bargain. Price $50.00 per acre. We have other farms and can suit you. Call and see us. COLLI NO E & DUNHAM. 15tf Estray Notice. A dark red poll heifer, about two years old, with tag in left car stamp ed "Bronson, Carr & Slraub Manc'r, 50," has strayed from the Bronson & Carr pasture near Forestville. The person giving information as to the whereabouts of this animal will be suitably rewarded by its owners. Bronson, Carr & Straub.