A reliable application for Cuts, Sores, and
Bruises. Made and sold only by v£v?»
R. A. DENTON.
By June 15 all persons wishing mail de
livered at their honses must be prepared
with a suitable place for tne carriers to
leave your mail.
Why not get one at once, have it put up
tell 'em to come on. If not, why not?
Your choice of six approved styles of
We can please you in prices and goods
Main St. Manchester
Time Now to Plant Those Sweet Peas.
Our own mixture contains the new and line named varieties
Apple Blossom Spencer
•:'i*«i5v,'.-:- ••.• ':.: .V-/...V.' Vv
®S Dirt it ever occur to you why all good jsiness
men keep a checking account with bank
We'll tell you. It enables them to keep their
funds in a more secure place than the clGce
safe. It gives them abetter standing in the
business world. It enables them to pay their
bills by .check, the returned check bei rg an
Individuals finding a checking account very
convenient and a source of saving. Money in
one's pocket iB often spent on the spar of the
moment, while one is disposed to- think 4y/ice
before drawing on his balance in the bank.
Get the Ilabit Lay up for a rainy day.' Slart
II hank account with
"The Old (Reliable
PO.°1' UI'MCE AT
MANCHESTER, lOWA, AS t'ECOND-Cj/A^ IW.VPrHIl,
Bank of Manchester,
New City Office
Having leased the Stcadman building, first door east of
the First National Bank, and placed Mr. T. B. Johnson
in charge under the wnnagoment of Mr. J. W. Jiabenau,T^Jv' A
wo will there have OD display samples of the variouov?*
commodities which we handle and shall be pleased to^i^'
ftake your orders am! estimates, which will be given^p^®'
prompt attention. Yro are cordially invited to visit us&J-^V
at our new city office.
Manchester Lumber Co.
Coquette z/'r i
."/r, jpg Countess Spencer
ft Catherine Tracy
V, Miss Wilmott
& White Wonder
These varieties make a well balanced mixture *nd will be a joy to be-1 than possible—it Is even probable—
hold. You know we have never disappointed you in our mixture of sweet that the house of representatives
A. E. PETERStf-^-ten,-s
.* AM nfAMM AV»M a 4
OF IOWA'S CRYING NEEDS.
18 a Refuge for the Uufortunate
and Helpless Child Who Has
Done No Wrong.
We build with money of the state
a $100,000 grand stand on the state
fair grounds for 'the convenience of
the public and the profit of the fair
association during the week or ten
days that the ntate fair continues and
refuse highways of the state one-,
tenth of that sum. We build addi
tions to our peneteniaries, erect
new insane asylums and strengthen
our jails. Wo have two so-called in
dustrial schools which are in reality
little else but prisons for youthful
offenders. But in all Iowa there is
not a refuse for the unfortunate and
helpless child, orphaned or worse tha
orphaned, who has done no wrong,
deserves no punishment or restraint
•^ut who needs but education, pro
tection and encouragement to at
tain to the best type of citizenship.
There is no state institution where
6\ich a child may go that is not
tainted with pauperism or criminality.
And, this is. Iowa's sfoame, as it is
Ipwa'i: crying need.
It Is time we turned from appro
priations for ste6l grand stands and
the lavish spending of state revenues
for one thing and another to contem
plate his need. We appropriate vast
sums, for our state colleges that take
the youth who has been given a fair
•^art and carry him along the high*
\wy to usefulness and attainment but
the negleced child, the baby born in
to misery, the young boy and girl
left helpless and defenseless must
by reason of beauty of intellect ap
peal to the childless or take a chance
in the poor house or in one of our
Who goes to the industrial school?
Read the newspapers. "The girls ar
rested by Patrolman Blank were on
complaint of humane officer sent to
the 'industrial school' at MitchellviUe
this morpjng by Judge Blank. The
girl had beeu aboiit town for soflfe
days, etc." "James Murphy, the 1
year-old boy who confessed to break
ing into Butcherman's meat market
•was sent to the reform school today.
His parents have given him up as in
corrigible." And with these, with the
scrapings of the slums of the river
cities, the little lad whose only crime
is orphanage and poverty must fight
for future citizenship and come out
to. renew the fight with the world,
bearing the stigma of the reform
school. It is a stigma. Ask yourself
if you woqld seek a reform school
graduate and whether or not he
wouldv jit be obHge]W9
confidence' before" you trusted him
And yet that is practically the only
refuge of Iowa's unfortunate children
outside what individual charity does
It isn't fair to humanity. It is a dis
credit to Iowa. It is a crime against
the future and a present shame. Why
do we jnake good citizenship hard to
come by? Isn^t a waste of children
the worst economy the state can
practice? Wouldn't it be the part of
common £ense to prevent crime by
cultivation, by building a home' for
such children and,, save the improve
ments on the penetentlaries? Whv
don't we do it?—Marshaluown Time:
WHY THE. DEMOCRATIC FUTURE
g|p IS BRIGHT.
Wrlten by W. J. Bryan.
But hope of future democratic suc
cess is to he found In the economic
conditions of the country, as well as
in a survey of the vote. The pres
ident-elect can not possibly satisfy
the expectations of both elements of
the republican parly. He held the
reform republican vote through the
indorsement that President Roose
velt gave him, but can he hold this
vote when he comes face to face
with the economic questions which
press for solution? With a republi
can senate and a republican house
controlled by what Mr. Roosevelt
calls reactionaries,' how can he es
cape conflict either with the republi
can leaders or with the republican
voters of the Mississippi valley?
The domocrat|c party, on the con
trary, Is In sympathy with the grow
ing demand for remedial legislation
its platform outlines the reforms
which must be secured. The reac
tionary republicans will, In all prob
ability, put their party on record
against these reforms, and by_ that
record it must be judged In the
next campaign. The democratic
party Is, therefore, rowing with the
tide, for the tide is onward. In Its
fight for the purification of politics,
it Is on the side of the majority in
Us fight for a nearer approach to
popular government, it is on' the
side of the majority In Us fight for'
the overthrow of private monopoly
and the restoration of competition
it Is on the side of the majority. In
its demand for real and thorough
tariff reform, it is supported by pub
lic sentiment in Its insistence upon
effective railroad regulation, It' has
the people behind 1t In its effort to
secure greater protection to bank de
positors, it Is the champion of the
Already -the republicans are wrang
ling among themselves over tariff
revision, "and they will wrangle still
more as they come nearer to the
time for action whllo the democrats,
recognizing the responsibility of their
position, and strong in the confidence
that they feel In the righteousness
of their cause, are prepared to wage
a winning fight against an opposition
already pinic-stricken. It Is more
be elected In 1910 will b« democratic,
With that democratic body sending
remedial measures to the senate,
will be clearly
a a a 1912
jien prepare over a thou-1
ot.aptik tall* In bottlea, I week^
-SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL, 1S09.
tall, strong city vaunts today..
marble, granite, coucrolc, ola$r
That ever fell from human hand
That ever flourished, sea or land,
wooed tho sen-world's wide whitr
This concrete city stands to-day
The newest, truest man has wrought
The talle?A, cleanest,, strongest-1—yen."
Thrice f.tron^rt rity, .deed or
Thrice strongest ever lost or won—
Thrice strongest wall, without, within
That i3 or ever yet has been q.
•Peneath the broad path of the sun.
But list God's lesson! Heed5 Take
Teirp-t not again the vengeful Fates
Ward pride that runs before a fall
Love meekness more, lovo folly less:
The stranger housed within thy gatft
Hold sacred in his lowliness.
Behold, God's angolo fell from pride'
And He, the lowly, crudfted.
Ye would have stoned Him one and
Eeware the pride of race bewjrj-.^
The pride of creed, of color, clan-f'-t
Who made your High Priest higher
The tyuublest, honest Chinaman?.
—Joaquin .Miller in Sunset Maga
zine for April.
A SONG OF HOPE
By Edith Miniter.
From the Iowa Medical Journal, a
publication issued by the Iowa Stat*
-Medical society, from Des Jloines, of
date_Aprll 15, is taken the following
"Underscore each word as you read
the title of this editorial. Don't miss
word. It Is'nt a county charity or
pauper or free or Methodist or Pres
byterian or Catholic hospital—but
the County Public hospital. As much
the public's as the Court house, the
roads or the common High schools.
Hospitals have long since passed the
stage of experimentation to see if
they are practicable. They are es
sential to civilization—as much so
as the paved streets and the sewer,
the post office or City hall.
"The law provides that on presen
tation of a petition signed by 350
residents from the various districts
of a county to the Board of Supervis
ors, that same board shall put the
question to the people at a special or
general election as to whether they
will vote an annual tax of 2 mills
less for hospital purposes. If a
majority of votes cast at such elec
tion shall favor such tax the Board
of Supervisors shall appoint seven
trustees, three of whom may be wo
"The board of trustees so appoint
ed serve without compensation. They
choose site or sites and erect the
buildings, fix the necessary charges,
formulate rules and regulations and
have charge of all affairs in connec
tion with the hospital.
"The county treasurer is 'treasurer
of such board.
"The trustees may make provision
for care of persons being held for
examination by commissioners of
Insanity, for isolation of infectious
cases and for the care of tuberculo
sis subjects and may organize train
ing school, maintain ambulance, etc
"We believe this to be the farthest
eaching piece of legislation enacted
by the 33rd General Assembly. The
bill has already been used as a pat
tern in other states. It is now up to
the medical and people of the county
to arouse themselves and public sent
iment and get a hospital. A public
hospital would make serious lllne.?
less expensive and less dangerou/i
it used. A trained nurse in a pri
vate home costs $25 a week in
hospital you would get the best sur
roundings, nursing and board, for
$10 to $25 a week." uy-
Each sunset hath a sunrise
midnight hath a morn,
What day the April dieth that daia
the May is born
The acorn in the darkness moulds'
so that the oait may rise,
eVnd by and by the creeping "wonts'
will all be butterflies.
There's no life lacks a lovetime, no
year without a spring,
And ev'ry bird that builds a nes
well knows a song to sing.
drawn, and the republican party will
be put on the defensive.
New Leaders of the Democracy
With several new democratic gov
nors in the states where the re
form element is strongest, and with
the prospect of a democratic con
gress to formulate the issues of
1012, there is every reason to be
lieve that a number of strong lead*
ers will be developed, and that from
these a democratic candidate can be
selected who, by the aid of events
and with a united party behind him,
can win a national victory for democ*
acy and inaugurate the reforms, the
advocacy of which has given to the
democratic party its wonderful vital
ity and its increasing strength.
.The heart of the democratic party
sound the spirit of the masses in
the party is'unbroken. There isrtd
be sure, certain work necessary to
bp done, but it is work» that is pos
sible and work which is -'quite certain
'be«'?done/«N --.-W- v..
MAY HAVE COUNTY HOSPITAL.
We are glad to know that the bill
was beaten to give graduates of city
schools teachers' certificates with
out examination. This was a fool
bill. Any one with half sense know
that many persons are allowed to
graduate in certain schools under cer
tain teachers Who aro no more quali
fled to teach than to sprout wings.
They are sometimes allowed to grad
uate, as the only possible way of
getting them to leave school.
The idea Is preposterous that
county superintendent is not compe
tent to examine for certificates, yet
the average high school principal
with personal Interest In getting boys
and girls through should be given
that power.—Anamosa Journal.
MANCHESTER IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1909.
THE RATTLESNAKE LAW.
From the Des Moiues Capital.
Tlio rattlesnake is a native of
linva and may feel that his rights
hyve liocn luni^co.-Harily interfered
In an early day the rattlesnake was
t!in terror af tile young fellow wl:
f.illoweil the plow while breaking
prairie with oxen. Tile yountr fellow
was generally barefooted. It was tlie
honst of many a young farmer thai
he hail killed rattle'nake -, with hit
bare feet. Those gocd old days are
cone. Advancing civilization his
pretty nearly driven the rattlesnake
to his last lair.
But it seem-i that In northeastern
Iowa, from whence come3 State Sen
ator Qulgley, there are rattlesnakes.
The senator secured the enactment
of a law offering a -bounty of fifty
cents each for rattlesnakes caught
and killed within the county, proof
of the killing being required within
t!.irty days after the tragedy. Th
Pfrson capturing and killing the
ttlesnake sit-all cut off and present
to the county auditor two ineliea of
the tall of the rattlesnake with the
rattles still attached thereto and
jkhall make affidavit that every rattle
snake for which he claims bounty
a:i caught and killed within the
unty where he is claiming bounty.
Alter examining the rattJes the
county auditor must see that the,
-same -are detached and the pieceJ^
the tail destroyed. Senator Gptg
ley's act provides that the rattles
may be returned to the claimant.
The state of Iowa was admitted
into the American union In the year
lf46. Since that time rattlesnakes
y.ave, come and gone with perfect
freedom. They have bitten boys and
girls and the usual rattlesnake rem
edy has been applied. But not until
the present In fact, not until the
election of Senator Quigley from the
eounty of Clayton, have the primi
tive and original rights of the rat
tlesnake been interfered with. Citi
zens of Arkansas or Oklahoma de
siring copies' of Senator Qnigley's
rattlesnake bill can undoubtedly b$
The act. does not take effect by
intbliealk'i. hence the rattlesnakes
can lay eggs and produce another
crop and get ready for the fourth
of July, whjeh will be the time for
This is the season for rhubarb,
and of it Table Talk has this to say:
This product of the garden has many
uses, not only for the table but for
mjediclnal purposes. The pffrts used
for the table are the foot stalks, and
•ft-Toots. whleh are astringent and
^purgative, are used dried as medl
ir.e. .It is the only instance of a
vegetable being used In every re
pect as fruit. Puddings and pies
made with the stalks are equal in
juice-giving properties and also to
Idulous power, to any made from
fruits. Used with lemons, oranges,
date.s or other things, it makes ex
cellent preserves. Remedial, if taken
plainly as a stew, so the acids are
tart in it, the stalk acts as a toe to
gout and rheumatism, Neutralizing
he uric acid said to cause such
hlngs. The stalks should not be
stripped until the skin begins to get
tough, it should be sweetene'd after
stewing, as it calls for less sugar,
and the flavor Is richer.
An Italian statesman expresses the
view that the newspapers or mend
nations will do his country more
ood at present by allaying the ner
vousness of- the traveling public
than by prompting subscriptions of
money. A calamity like the Messina
arthquake can be borne dnd recov
red from, because it Is an exception
al event but if tourists get the im
pression that it Is an ever-present
danger and stay away, It will be
something like a. continuous calam
ity. Sums expended by visitors from
abroad, says Youth's Companion, con
tribute principally to Italy's pros
LITTLE DAMAGE DONE.
From the Wyoming Journal.
Our state legislature adjourned last
week. There was something like 260
acts or laws passed. Most of them
are harmless, a portion will be ob
served in some portions of the state
and ignored in others^ some will get
stroke of paralysis from the su
preme court and some will be. re
pealed by the next legislature. All
in all, the last legislature did as
little damage to the commonwealth
as could be expected..
Stevsntcn and the Beggar.
While walking In Loudou one after
noon liobert LOUIK Stevenson and Ed
rnund Jlosse met a stalwart beggar
whom Goi|sc refined to aid. Steven
son, however, wavered and finally
handed him a sixpence. The man
pocketed the coin, forbore to thank
hte beuefat tc-r, but. fixing his eyes on
Gosse, said in a loud voice, "And
what the other little gentleman go
ing t-.» give meV "In future," said
8tevenson as they strcde coldly on, "I
Rhall he 'the"other little gentleman.'
The Wrong Place.
shiuly bustled up to St. Peter.
"My good man." he said, "will yov
tell me where I must go to procure
souvenir post curds?"
And St. Peter, eyluu him sourly, told
Ulm whoro he could go to.—Puck.
"A tuan 1os a liU hub only once.*1
r^uarkod 11:'.' observer of events, and
thins*, "but some women mislay
theirs severnl lines weoU.*'—Yonkers
"Whv weren*t you at tho mas* meet
In? of the unemployedV'
"I was.looUlnj? fer a .lob."—Puck.
The mnu who Is atandlu.1? up for you
•*oon tlywl ami glta down.—Atehl
THE JOKER NU-3GEi
An Incident of^ the Early Au5!f li«n
Among (ho rich lindw in i!»*»
llan gold diggings the Joker i»uj jret
ranks among ibe chief. It turned (ha
sc&le ftt thirty ouncps and was roid for
$G00. In size and shape ii iv-rralicrl
a man's haud. thick nt the v.-ri.i pnt
and taperiug on' toward
The claim had bpon :i good from
ihe first, and the owner did rot liavo
to work hard. Ou? day he wa^ reclin
ing full length Idly-searching: fcr. nug
gets when he caught sight of the Joker.
Ke at once covered it with hta. haud
and sat up, rather wondering how he
would secure the treasure without be
ing seen.' If the lltid became known
every man iu the field would tramp to
th6 spot and invade his claim and so
prevent him working. A man Irf an
adjoining claim looked up. "Found
anything?" he asked. "No. S»en the
color—that's all. Pitch my coat over
to me, will you? It's lying near there.
waut a sinoke." "Here you aro,
mate. But what's the matter? You
look pale. Don't you feel ri^lii V* "I'm
all right, only the sun is a hit hoi." lie
was struggliug with an insane desire
to laugh, but he got his coat over the
nugget and seated himself on the top
of it. Then laughter overpowered him,
and he became hysterical. Tho.^e
about him- 'wondered, but thougjvt. tjie
sun had affected him. In a little A^UUe
he gained his composure and OoCri^ed
to go to his tent. In lifting .his 'drjat
he managed to take up the lump of
4?old, and uo one knew that ho had
found anything. It was not until ten
days had passed that the fact was
noised abroad, and even then few
knew the claim whence the Joker
PASSING ]T ON.
Presence of Mind In* an
Greatness Is thrust upon soivc in*
dlviduals, patriotism on others. When
the patriotism docs not belong to one's
own country the situation may provo
embarrassing. Such it was in the case
of Agostino Polidorl, the great-grand
father of Dante Gabriei llossctti. The
incident is glVeu/iu^a-llfe of the poet
by his brother. Folldorl, au Italian,
was in Paris at the taking of the Bas
tille" In 1780. He tells the story of his
unexpected promineuce and his extri
cation from the uncomfortable
I was passing by thM^SftJTTio.vhI
while the populace wfllWmmiig to as
sault the fortress, nnd, having en
countered a highly powdered wlginak
er with a rusty sword raised a
not expecting any'such thing a:
ly conscious of'the act, had tl'
handed to me as he cried aloiidS
"Take It, citizen! Fight fojr
I had no fancy for such an enter
prise, so, finding myself s^Vord in.lraiiff,
I at onc^cast about for someijyay to
ge^Pid ofUr-and, bettering rayiS&f£^
tlouTrom the man'of powder, tslwck
it into the hand of the first unarmed
person I met.
"Take it, citizen!" I repeated. "Fight
for" your country!" Then I passed on
and returned home.
A Star on Stars.,.'
Re wns one of the leading actors of
America—of International fame—and
he was talking oft guard.
"Women certainly have the best of
It on the stage," he said, "although
they may not always think so. What
ever a man attains In the dramatic
profession he must toil for. but a wo
man with a little bit of talent can
make a lilt. If she has a pretty facc or
Bgure, that will place her In a brief
time and' almost without labor iu a
position of financial Independence, to
say nothing of being a popular Idol.
No I trust I'm not envious, but some
times I feel a bit discouraged when 1
contrast my years of toil with the
hop, skip and jump that lands a round
faced girl at the front."—New York
Iu the Bank of England's museum
may be seeu the old oak chest which
was the old lady of Tbreadneedle
street's first strong room. It is a little
larger than a common seaman's chest,
and In this the bank stored its cash,
notes and valuable papers. Today the
strong room is a formidable looking ob
Ject, built of armor plate, boasts of
huge doors that weigh many tons and
represents the latest skill and science
of the engineer and locksmith.—Lon
Proof That Dreams Come True.
Yes'm, I'm goln' to move tomorrow,"
said Bertha, the colored washerwoman.
Yes'm, I tnowed it last week. I
dreamt It. Whenevah I begins to
dream of packlri' my trunk and gettln"
ready to go somewheah the lanlawd
he comes the ve'y nex' week to' tho
lent. Yes'm, I'm goln' to move to
morrow."—New York Press.
The Angry Mother—You've got an
awful nerve to ask me to give you
back your ball when you nearly killed
one of my children with it. The Boy
Well, ma'am, you've got ten children,
ind we've got only one ball—Chicago
Select half dozen apples. ash
linit cove. Slice across apple so ihat
cacU piece will bo encircled by tlie
skin of llo apple. Place in a slew
ing or frying- pan, pouring over them
about one-fourth of a cupful of- water,
three-fourths of a cupful of sugar
though amount of sugar Is best deter
mined by acidity of apples—and ta
blespoonful of butter. Cover and..al
low to simmer. When soft remove,
cover and fry. When sutBclenll.v
brown place In a rattier deep ii Nil al
ternate layers of tho apples mid grated
cheese. Place In the oven for live or
ten minutes and servo In the same
'dish In which they were sculloped.
.' What Korea Wav
Few are aware that Korea preceded
'Europe In Inventing three things
which have had a vast influence upon
the world. Printing with movable
types originated in Korea In 132-1, 120
years before the invention of tho art
in Europe. Tlie two other Inventions
lu willed tho Koreans seem to have
jlHtiolpated Europe were ihe mortar
and the Ironclad, both used with con
siderable effect during tUo Japanese
Korean war of 1592-8.—Japau chroni
nev«r lumP! n,cver
Delaware County State Bank
Commercial Department-:-Savings Department
We^can accommodate you on accounts anil loans.
We invite your business.
WM. C. CAWLBY, President,
R. W. TiRitn.L, Vice-President.
NOW IS THE TIME TO DUIL0.
White Lumber is Cheap.
2x4 and 2x6 8 to 1G ft long at $18.00 per thousand
Red Cedar Shingles 5 to 2 at §2.75 per thousand.
Lath $2 00 per thousand.
1 will build a good barn holding 100 head of cattle and 100 tons
of hay for less than $ 1000.00
Come and see us.
The Hockaday Lumber Company
Telephone 10S. Manchester, Iowa
Afresh car of that famous flour "'THE SEAL MINNESOTA'
Every Sack is Guaranteed to give satisfaction or your money will
be refunded. I also have on hand a full line of llour mids, Corno
lien feed, gerin mids, mica grit, bran, oyster shells, rye mids, lit
tle chick feed, low grade, lime, corn and oat chops, cement, rock
salt, wood fibre Blaster, barrel salt, cement plaster, lubricating oils,
roofing, roofing paints, etc. "UNIVERSAL" THE STANDARD
PORTLAND CEMENT at Wholesale Price in CAR LOTS.
C. H. PARKER.
Phone 113 Comer west of Court House
Facts you should Know about a
mattress before you buy one
softness, elasticity and durability of cotton-felt mat.'
tresses depend on the length and quality of the fibres of the cotton
used and the way they are laid*
Many mattresses sold as the best cotton-felts, are made from
short-fibre cotton that has no life at all.
long, strong fibi
that give Stearc
.. „..derful life—the reason whv
there are more sold than any other made.
need remaking. They are made in four
grades—a mattress to suit every purse*
Come in. Let us show them to you let us unlace this
Tou can SEE
mattress,—show you exactly what is inside.
We 11 be glad to do it, whether you are ready
BROWN, The Furniture Man
New Feed and Coal Store.
We have opened a Peed and Ooal establishment in the Board
way building on lower Franklin street We have purchased the
coal btt6ines8 of C. H. Parker, and are prepared to supply your
wauts with all kinds of
HARD AND SOFT COAL
at lowest possible prices. We also carry a full line of Mill Feed,
Chicken Feed, Lime, Cement and Plaster. Try some of our "BEN
HUR" FLOUR, Every sack guaranteed. Call and see us. We
^solicit a share
your patronage. i4
GEO, E. PACKER
y-- TELEPHONE 171
CIIAS. J. SEEDS, Cashier.
C. W. KEAOY, Asst. Cash'r.
Us at our officer
Let us call on you
Our prices if you can
We ask is a chance to meet
Eclipse Lumber Co.
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