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County Correspondence.
Miss Ethel Brecken was
fi'iends in town Saturday.
W. W. Welch was in town Satur
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
Lenox defeated Dubuque High
School in foot ball by a score of 40
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
Little Helen Mackintosh is im
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
S. K. Myers was down from Man
chester Tuesday.
Several from Delhi attended the
funeral of Geo. Long at Delaware
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
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
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
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.
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
Miss Josie Goldsworthy of Greeley
was a recent guest of her brother It.
C. Goldsworthy.
Mrs. Grace A. Benedict was a pas
senger to Oelwein, Thursday mo
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
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
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
Mesdames Sheldon spent Tuesday
of last week in Manchester.
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
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
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
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
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
Miss" Evans of Masonville
here visiting last week.
Wm. Bellon was to the Point last
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Miss Mable Viuitile is visiting
friends in Lamont.
Mrs. Vantile and daughter Sarah
iiie visiting Mrs. Vantile's sister,
Mrs. Lester Clark.
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
Miss Ethel Breckon attended the
foot ball game at Monticello, Satur
J. B. Dunham jr., and wife visited
relatives in Almoral, Sunday.
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
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.
Henry C.'Kramer and wife trans
acted business in Colesburg, last
Attorney J. B. Utt, of Dyersville,
was here on legal business last
John Krapfl and children of Bear
Grove passed through here last Sun
Ed Diers of New Vienna visited
with relatives and friends here last
J. A. Sehnieders and wife of
Dyersville visited with the parents
and brotlu rs of the former, last Sun-,
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
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
Henry Klostermann and wife of
New Vienna were here last Sunday
visiting relatives and friends.
George Dickson of Earlville
here last Sunday.
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
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
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.
Mrs. Rudolph Jones of Dubuque
arrived Tuesday morning for a visit
at the home of her father F. Werk
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
Mr. Elmer Long of Salem, Dakota,
was renewing acquaintances in town
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
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.
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Jealousy Is the greatest of misfor
tunes and tho least pitied by those
Who cause It.—Le Rochefoucauld,
G.W. CtrsnAk. E, B, ST1I.KS Y. roithXS
cx Public. Spcal&l attcniioc Rivet to r-olleo-
A »naiira:ioof Khnj rtfttnic sort Lrnt Asts.
I filet !c Citj Hull Block. t*
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
\TTpRNBYS AT LAW. Special Mteoitoft
jfivtn to collection Officsc lb Oeii.ocrftt
'ulldJiu Franklin Street. WiLChei'ttr. leva.
AXTOIINK} AT LAW. Office In l&eCU) Hall
Block. Manchester, lowu.
J. A. MAY,
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.
uukukon. au profes-
stonal calls promptly answered, aay or
fight. Office opposite tho l'ost ORiee. Tele
phone 100.
prepared to turnlah Granite mad Uarblt
Monuments and Head Stones of various de
J'line. Have tlie eonnty rlgb tor Sine's Pat.
*lB° deafer Iron Feneon.
111 meet all competition, sum.
Lf Artlelos, Wall Paper, Paints aud Oln.
Corner Mala and Franklin streets.
VETERINARY Soreeon, and Dentist 501
Mala Street. Teleptaon 289,
VX7 ATCHMAKER, Jeweler and Rug raver
Jp watches, Clocks, Surer and
Ware, Pine Jewelry, Bpeotaclee, cutlery
Mualoal Instruments, eto., Main street.
In furniture eto., and undertaker.
Main Street.
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.
and Qcnts furnlahl_0
ner Mtln and Franklin streets.
iLOTl5lNG and Gents furnishing roods,
City Hall Block, Franklin Street.
GOODS, Notions, Carpets, Gents Fur
nlshlng goods, eto. Franklin Street.
j*\RY GOODS, Garrets, MUlineryt E'.'»•% ano
L' Caps, Boots and Shoer. eto., Uiaui St.
tfanohester. Iowa.
Store aul Dealer In Clothing, Boots,
Shoes, Notions, Jlc. Masonic Block Manches
ter, Iowa.
Li. Keeps a flrst-olass urmer and does au
•lnd£ of repairing with neainesn and die patch,
tore opposite First National Bank. Main St.
and all kinds of building material*,
Posts and Coal, Corner of Delaware ana
Madison streets.
A. TENDKNT, S. E. Corner, 8th and Main St.
Dubuque. Iowa.
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.
Wall Paper. Stationery, Paints,'Oils,
etc. HaU block.
in Groceries, Provisions, Crocfr*
ery, Fruits, eto. Main Street,
Carry a full line of Staple and
Fancy Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables, Can
oed Goods, Crockery, Etc.
OR. All business entrusted to him gtYOB
prompt attention. Office ln City Ball block
socond floor.
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.
eutlsV Office ln the Adams building on
Franklin Street. Telephone 216.
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.
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.
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.
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
Bronson, Carr and Sons.
Physician and Surgeon,
Proprietor of toe
Ryan Drug Store
Dealer In
Drag*, Stationery, Etc
are Loaning Money as cheap as
any person or corporation.
Good residenoe property on Franklin Street
Physician and Surgeon,
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.,
Dealer in General Merchandise,
Thorpe, Iowa.
Money to Loan at Low
Rates. ^Hubert Carr.
Real Estate, Loans and
Office over the Racket Store
Manchester, Iowa,
Proprietor of
and Peed, Manufacturers of the cele
brated White Satin and White Pearl Flour
"V* fl
Am prepared to do all kind, ol work In
my line. Movlax. safes, musical Instrument.,
houtebold goods aud heavy article, a spec
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
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.
Trace Marks
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.
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.
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.

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