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THE
BARRIER
By Rex Beach
Copyright, 1903. by Harper & Brothers
(isile looked up from bcucath bis
thatch of brow and asked quietly:
"\vhj
A
"\ou 'member story 1 tol* yon wan
dny two, Tree mont* ago," Poleon rc
marUoil, with apparent evasion, *''bout
Johnny Piatt w'at I ketch on do Por
cuplue all et up by skcetcr bugs?"
"I do," answered Gale.
"Wanl"—he met their eyes square
ly. then drew another long breath
from his cigarette—"I'm jus* liopln*
nobody don' pick it up dis Uuunion
fellor de same way. Mebbe dey fin'
"hoes ban's tie' bchiu' 'imi wit' piece'of
he»3 shirt."
"Good God!" cried the trader, start
ing to his feet. "You—youM—
"Of course I'm jus* s'posin'. lie was
feel purty good w'en I lef. He was
feel ro ffood tak* bees coat for keep
In* off dem bugs from me, blccause 1
lef It my own sliirt on do canoe. He's
nice feller dat way. He give up easy.
Ba posh, I never see worse place for
skeeters!"
Gale fell silent, and "No Creek" Lee
bc an to trtveur in little, useless, inef
fective oath?, which wore but two
ways of showing similar emotions.
Then the former stepped lip and laid
a.bhj hand upon Poleon's shoulder.
"That saves us quite a trip." he said.
Talher Harnum found the throe still
talking in the store when he had fin
ished an houV's counsel with Necia, so
came straight to the point. It was
work that delighted his soul, for he
loved the girl and had formed a strong
admiration for tiurrell.
rJ
he priest returned to Necia after
giving directions about the wedding,
leaving the trader and Poleon alone.
"I s'pose it's best," said the former.
"Yes"
"Heats the deuce, though, how
things work out, don't it?"
"I'm glad for see dls day," said the
Frenchman. "lie's good man. an* he
ain' never goln* to hurt her uone."
He paused. "Dere's jus* wan t'ing I
want for ask It of you, John. You
'member dat day we stop on do birch
grove an* you splk 'bout her an' tol'
rae dose story 'bout her modcr. Waal,
I was dreamin' dat tnm\ so I'm goln'
,.. ask it you now don' never toll her
Vat I said."
"Doesn't she know, my boy?"
"No. I ain' never spoke 'bout love.
She t'inks I'm brodcr wit' her, an'—
dill's Wat Ijtin, ba gar!" He could
not hold his voice even—It broke with
him—hut he avoided the old man's
gaze. Gale look him by the shoulders
"There ain't nothing so cruel in the
world as gentlewoman." said he.
"but .she wouldn't'hurt you for all the
world, Poleon only the blaze of this
other thing has blinded hi'r. She can't
see nothing for the light of this new
love of hers."
"1 know! Dai's w'y—nobody onder
Stan's but you an' me."
Gsilo looked out through the open
door, past the sunlit river which came
from a land of mystery and vanished
into a valley of forgoifuliM'ss? past the
.- forest and the hills, in his deep tset
,ojes the light of a wondrous love th tt
,l had Ihed with him the.-o many weary
jeais, and said:
"Nobody else can understand but
me. I know how it Is. 1 ir-d oven a
^harder thing to bear, lor you'll know
she's Itnppy at least, while I"- Ills
voice trembled, but sifter a pause he
.^ continued: "They neither of them uu»
deist md what you've done for them.
ft It was you that brought her hack
^,IUit some time they'll learu how great
their debt Is and thank you. It'll take
them years ai)d years, however,Au..l
-when they do they'll telK their babes
of juu. PoleoD. so that your name.-will
nou'r die. 1 loved her mother, but
"''don't think
I
could have done what
you did."
"She's purty hard t'ing, for sure, bat
ain' t'ink 'bout Poleon Doret none
w'en I'm doin* it. No Pm t'ink 'bout
her all de tarn'. She's 11*1* gal, an' I'm
ft beeg. strong feller w'at don' matter
much an* w'at ain* know much. *cep
.siugin an' lovin' her. I'm see for sure
"••••.•now dat I ain' fit for her I'm beeg.
M-ough. Jlghtin' feller w'at can't read,
aif she's de beam of sunlight w'at blin*
my tjos."
I I a a I a
in time, but I've lived my life In the
open, and I know you won't. I didn't."
"1 don* waut lo forget!" the brown
^,-imnn cried hurriedly. "1-e bon Dleu
would uot let mo forget, it's all I've
r'.v«ol to keep wit* uie w'en I'm lookin'
s* foi my *new countree/"
,*,* "You're not goln' to look for that
K*, 'new country* any more," Gale replied.
"Today," said the other quietly,
"dls afternoon. De blood in me Is
'y callin' for travel, John. I'm llvln' here
on dis place five year dis fall, an' dat's
'^Vlotig lain' for voyageur. I'm hongry
for hear do ax in de woods an' de
moose blow at sundown. 1 waut for
see the campiire t'rough de brush w'en
I (ome from trap de fox an' dem little
..wild fellers. 1 waut to smell smoke in
de dusk. My work she's tiulsh here,
sh .bo I'm paddle away today, an' I'll tin'
dat pi,ice dis tarn', for sure. She's
over dere." He raised his loug arm
and pointed to the dim mountains that
iT liid the valley of the Koyukuk, the val
ley that called good men and strong
year after year and took them to it
self.
"IIa\ you heard the news from the
creeks? Your claims are blauks. Your
men have quit."
The Frenchman shook his head sad
ly, then smiled—a wistful little smile.
"Waal, it's better 1 lose dau you or
Necia. I ain' de lucky kin', dat's all,
an', alter all, w'at good to me is rlche
gol' mine? I ain' got no use for money
any more."
The^ stood in the doorway together,
two rugged, stalwart figures, different
in blood and birth aud every other
thing, yet brothers withal whom the
ebb and flow'of the far places had
thrown together and now drew apart
again. And they were sad, these two,
-•. for their love was deeper ihan comes
to other people, and they knew this
•was farewell, so they remained thus
side by side, two dumb, sorrowful men,
v. untll they wore addressed by a person
who hurried from the town.
ne camp as an apparition bearing
the voice of "No Creek" l.ee, the rain
ing king, but in no other way showing
slrjii »r symbol of their old friend. Its
style of face and curious outfit were
utterly foreign to the miner, for he
had been bearded with the robust, un
kempt growth of many years, tanned
»o leithery hue and rarbed peren*
nlftl'v In tl.e iiV I: of a ^earecrow,
Ma .' tills cr?:M*:ie was shaved and
clipped and euiri.d, and the clothes it
Jit' 3vere pf. ujuuy startling
liuesT us iace was scraped. so clean u/
whiskers as to bo a pallid white, but
lack of adornment ended at this point,
and the rest was overladen wondrous
ly, while from the center of the half
brown, half white face *t be long, red
nose of Lee rftn out. Besido it rolled
his lonesome eye. alive with excite
mont.
He cjitne up with a strut, illumining
the landscape, and inquired:
"Well, how do 1 look':"
"I'm darned if I know," said Gale.
"But It's plumb unusual."
"These here shoes leak," said the
speetarie. pulling up his baggy trou
sers io display ills tan footgear, "bo
cause they was made for dry goln'.
That's why they left the tops off, but
they've got a nice, healthy color, ain't
they? As a whole, it seems to me I'm
sort of nifty. But I'm a plain man
without conceit. Now let's proceed
with the obsequies."
It was a very simple, unpretentious
ceremony that took place inside the
long, low bouse of logs, aud yet it was
A blanketed mau wpon a strctehcr car
ried by a doctor and a priesL
a wonderful thing to the dark, shy
maid who hearkened so breathlessly
beside the mau she bad singled out
When they had done hejtumed uud
took her rcvereutly in his arms and
kissed her before them all. Then she
went and stood beside Gale and the
red wife who was no wife and said
simply:
"I am very happy."
The old man stooped and for the
first time in her memory pressed his
lips to hers, then went out into the
sunlight, where he might be alone
with himself and the memory of that
other Merridy.
The first word of the wedding was
borne by Father Barnura, who went
aloue to the cabin where the girl's fa
ther lay, entering with trepidation.
He was there a long time alone with
Stark, and when he returned to Gale's
house he would answer no questions.
"He is a strange man, a wonderful
ly strange man—unrepentant and
wicked. But I can't tell you what ho
said. Have a little patience and you
will soon know."
The mail boat, which had arrived au
hour after the mission boat, was ready
to continue its run when just as it
blew a warning blast dowu the street
of the camp came a procession so
strange for this land that men stop
ped, eyed it curiously and whispered
among themselves. It was a blanket
ed man upon a stretcher, carried by a
doctor and a priest. The face was
muffled so that the idlers could not
make it out, and when they inquired
they received no answer from the car
riers, who pursued their course im
passively down the runway to the wa
ter's edge and up the gangplank to the
deck. When the boat had gone and the
last faint cough of its towering slacks
had died away Father Barnum turned
to his friends:
"He has gone away, uot for a day,
but for all time. He is a strange man,
and some things he said I could not
understand. At first 1 feared greatly,
for when I told him what had occur
red—of Neeia's return and of her
marriage—he became so enraged I
thought he would burst open his
wounds and die from his very fury.
But I talked a long, long time with
him, and gradually 1 came to know
somewhat of his queer, disordered
soul. He could not bring himself to
face defeat In the eyes of men or to
see the knowledge of it In their bear
ing. Therefore lie lied. He told me
that he would be a hunted animal all
his life, that the news of his whipping
would travel ahead of him and that
his enemies would search him out to
take advantage of him. He said the
only decent thing he could or would
do was to leave the daughter he had
never known to that happiness he had
never experienced and wished me to
tell her that she was very much like
her mother, who was the best woman
in the world."
CHAPTER XIX.
THE CALI. OK TUB
THEUKlamentationOREADS.
were mingled rejoicing
and in the house
hold of John (Jale this after
noon. Molly and Johnny wore
in the throes of an overwhelming sor
row the noise of which might be heard
from the barracks to the Indian vil
lage. They wore sparing of tears, as
a rule, but when they, did give way to
woe they published it abroad, yelling
with utter abandou, their black eyes
puckered up, their mouths distended
into squares, from which came such
a measure of sound as to rack the ears
and burden the air heavily with sad
ness. Poleon was going away—their
own particular Poleon! They had
found the French Canadian at the riv
er with their father loading his canoe,
and they had asked him whither he
fared. When the meaning of his
words struck home they looked at each
other in dismay then, bred as they
were to mask emotion, they joined
bands and trudged silently back up the
bank with lining eyes aud chins
a-quiver until they gaiucd the rear of
the house. Here they sat down all for
lorn and began to weep bitterly and in
an ascending crescendo.
"What's ihe mailer with you tikes,
anyhow?" inquired the lieutenaut. He
hud always filled them with a speech
less awe. lie was a nice man, they
had both agreed long ago, and very
splendid to the eye, but he was noth
ing like Poleon. who was one of them,
only somewhat bigger.
"Come, now! Tell me ail about it,"
the soldier Insisted. "Has soinethlug
happened to the three legged puppy?"
Molly denied the occurrence of any
such catastrophe.
"Then you've lost the little shiny ritle
that shoots with i.irV" But Johnny
dispelled this horrible suspicion by
drawing the formidable weapon out
-r i!:e!iiu:1 him.
"V. ihere 1-tJt anything else bad
t« nv.4\' ail tills outlay of an*
iUAh. Can't 1 helii you out'/"
"Poleon's goln* away!" said Johnny.
"Now, that's too bad, of course," the
young man assented. "But think what
nice things he'll bring you when he
comes back."
"He ain't coinin' back!" wailed the
little girl and, being a woman, yielded
agalu to her weakness, unashamed.
Burrcll tried to extract a more de
tailed explanation, but this was as far
as their knowledge ran. So he sought
out the Canudian aud found him with
Gale In the store, a scanty pile of food
and ammunition ou the counter be
tween thcin.
"Poleon," said he, ••you're not going
away?"
"Yes," said Doret "I'm takin' 11T
trip."
"Oh, but you can't." cried Barren.
"I—I"— lie paused awkwardly, while
down the breeze came the lament of
the two little Gales. "Well, I feel Just
as they do.** He motioned lu the di
rection of the sound. "I wanted you
for a friend, Doret I bate to lose
you."
"I ain* never got my satisfy yet, so
I'm pass on—all de tarn' pass on.
Mebbe dis trip I fin* de place."
"I'm sorry—because—well, I'm a self
ish sort of cuss—and"— Burrell pulled
up blushingly, with a stroug man's dis
play of shame at his own emotion. "I
owe all my happiness to you, old man.
I can't thank you—neither of us can.
We shall never live long enough for
that. But you mustn't go without know
ing that I feel more than I'll ever have
words to say."
He was making It very hard for the
Frenchman, whose heart was achlug
already with a dull, unending pain.
And then, as if he were not tried suffi
ciently, the girl herself came flying in.
"What's this I hear?" she cried. "Al
luna tells me"— She saw the telltale
pile on the counter, and her face grew
white. "Then ifs true? Ob, Poleonl"
He smiled and spoke cheerily. "Yes,
I been t'inkln' 'bout dis trip long tam'."
"It's the wanderlust," murmured
Burrell to himself. "He'll never rest"
"What a child you are!" cried Necia,
half augrlly. "Can't you conquer that
roving spirit and settle down like a
man?" She laid her baud on his urm
appealingly. "Haven't I told you there
isn't any'far country?'"
He laughed aloud, for all the world
as if the sun were bright and the fret
for adventure were still keen lu him,
then, picking up his bundle, said:
"Dere's no use argue wit' Canayen
man. Mebbe some day 1 come pad
dle back roun* de ben' down youder
an* you hear me slngln' dose chanson.
But uow de day she's too fine, de river
she's laugh too loud, au* de birds she's
sing too purty for Frenchemau to stop
on shore. Ba gosh, I'm glad!" He
began to hum, and tliey heard hlui
singing all the way down to the river
bauk as if the spirit of youth and
hope und gladness were not dead
wltblu him:
"Chante, rosslgnol, chantel
Toi qui a lo coeur gal
Tu ae le coeur a rire
Mai j' I' al-ta plcurcr,
tfessa 'V
*.•'
II a longtemps que t'alme
Jamalse ja ne t'oubllerai."
["Sing,- little bird oh. filng away,
You with the voice so light and gay!
Yours is a heart that laughter checra.
Mine is a heart that's full of tears.
Long have I loved I love her yet.
Leave her 1 can. but not forget."]
A moment later tbey heard him ex
postulating with some one at the wa
ter's edge, and then a child's treble
rose on high.
"No, no! I'm goin\ too. I'm goln',
too-o-o-o"—
"Hey! John Gale!" called Poleou
"Come 'ere! Ba gosh, you better lior
ry too! I can't hoi' dis feller long!"
When they appeared on the bank
above him, be continued, "Look 'ere
w'at I fin' on my batteau," and held
up the wriggling form of Johnny Gale.
"He's stow hlsse'f away onder dem
blanket Sacrel He's bad feller, dis
man—don' pay for bees ticket at all
he's reg'lar toff mug."
It took the efforts of Necia and the
trader combined-to tear the lad from
the Frenchmau, aud even then the
foul deed was accomplished only at
the cost of such wild acclaim aud evi
dence of undying sorrow that little
Molly came hurrying from the house,
her round face stained and tearful, her
tnouth an Inverted crescent. She bad
gone to the lame puppy for comfort
and now Strangled him absentmluded
ly in her arms, clutching b!m to her
breast so tightly that bis totysue lolled
out and his three legs protruded stiffly
pawing au aimless pautomime. When
Johnny found that no hope remained
he quelled his demonstrations of emo­
tion and, us betittcd a stout hearted'
gentleman of the woods, bore a final
prcsept lo his frioud. He took his lit
tle air gun and gave it luto Poleon's
hands against that black ulght when
the bears would come, and no man
ever made a greater sacrifice. Doret
picked him up by the elbows aud
kissed him again aud again, then set
him dowu gently, at which Molly
scrambled forward aud without word
or presentation speech gave him her
heart's first treasure. She held out
the three legged puppy, for a gun and
a dog should ever go together then,
being of the womankind aforesaid, she
began to cry its she kissed her pet
good by on its cold, wet nose.
"Wat's dls?" said Poleon, and his
voice quavered, for these childish fin
gers tore at his heartstrings terribly.
"He's a very brave doggie." said the
little girl. "He will scare de bears
away!" And then she became dis
solved in tears at the anguish her offer
ing cost her.
The time had couie for the last good
byk-that awkward moment when hu
man hearts are full aud spoken words
are empty. Burrell gripped the French
man's hand. He was grateful, but ho
did not know.
"Gdod luck and better hunting," l^e
said|"a heavy purse aud a light heart
for you always, Poleon. 1 have learned
to love you."
"I want you to be good husban',
m'sleu'. Dat's de bos' t'ing 1 can wish
for you."
Gale spoke to him in patois, and all
he said was:
"May you not forget, my son."
They did not look Into each other's
eyes. There was no need. The old
man stooped and, taking bbth Ids chil
dren by the hand, walked slowly to
ward the house.
"Dis tam* I'll fin' it for-sure," smiled
Poleon to Necia.
Her eyes were shining through the
tears, and she whispered fervently:
"I hope so, brother. God love you—
always."
It was grief at losing a playmate, a
dear and well beloved companion. He
knew It well, and he was glad now
that he had never said a word of love
to her. It added to his pain, but it
llghteued hers, aud that hod ever been
his wish. He gazed ou her for a long
moment, taking in that blessed image!
which would ever live with him.
"Goodbye 11T gal," he said, then
dropped her hand and enterod his ca
noe. With one great stroke he drovejit
out and into the flood, then headed
away toward the mists and colors of
the distant hills, where tlie oreads
it
I
=r
The Man from Brodney's
BY GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
1
^Illustrated by Parker
Undaunted by the height of the social lad
,7 dei". Hollingsworth Chase, a splendid son
of Unclc Sam, ai.Tis at the top and wins a
princess in his glorio all-conquering native
spirit of independence and fearlessness.
An Original Theme Fascinating Characters
A Strange Setting
And Withal a Story for Summer Reading
were calling io "him. lie turned for
one last look and Hung his paddle
high then, fearing lest they might see
the tears that caiue at last unhindered,
he begau to sing:
"Chante, rosslgnol. chantb!
Tol qui a le uouur ual
Tu as le coeur a rtro
Mai j' l" ai-ta pleurer."
He sang long and lustily, keeping
time to the dip of his Hashing paddle
and defying his bursting honrt. After
all, was he not a voyageur and life but
a song and a tear and then a dream
or two?
"I wish 1 might liave known him
better," sighed Mcadc Kurrell as ho
'*'1
"l hope srmie lime he lll lie liappy."
watched the rwedin^ form of the
boatmuu.
"You would hnve-loved him as we
do," said Nwia. "and you would liave
missed liiin as wu will."
"I hope soioo time lie will lie happy."
"As happy aa you. my soldlerV"
"Yes. butfthat bo can never be," said
her husband, "for no man could love
as 1 love you."
"Yours is a heart ihul laughter cheors-
Mlne is a heart that's full of tuars.
Long have 1 loved 1 love her yet.
Leuvo her 1 can. but not foryet,"
came the voice of the singer far dowu
tbe stream.
And thus 1'oleon of tbe great heart
went away.
TUB
END.
Persian Carpets.
Iu single Kciuaro yard of the best
made Persian carpels there are from
200.000 to 300,000 stitches rci]Uiring to
1)0 adjusted solely by tbe hand of the
weaver.
Indian Children.
"Affection for children Is un Indian
characteristic." says Dr. Charles S.
Moody of Idaho. "I liave never seen
an Indian mother or father punish a
child, nor have I ever seen an Indian
child cry."
Trout Eggs.
A trout egg takes from tblrty-Ovo
to sixty days to hatch, according to
the temperature of the water.
British Territory.
It Is possible to go round tbe world
and touch ou British territory all the
way—viz, from England lo Halifax,
N. S„ across Canada to Vancouver,
across the Pacific to Hongkong, thence
to Singapore, I'enang, Cape Town, St.
Helena and England.
j. jl Master In Scotland.
In Scotland the eldest koii of a vis
count or baron Is known by the cour
tesy title of "master."
A Thrifty Wife.
A carefui, prudent wire is a blessing
to a mau, especially to a poor uiau,
but some wives are a little too careful.
I.orU Hldou's wife was somewhut
"near." as they say in IOngland. Ills
lordship was very t'nnd of bunting and
retired to tbe country for a few weeks
toward tbe etui of the season, where
he was In the habit of rilling a tittle
Welsh pony. Tor which he ptve 50 shil
lings. One morning his lordship, in
tending to enjoy a lew hours' spi.rl
ordered Iiub lo he saddled. Lady 11!
don objected, but km cnn:pa:iy' wa
present gave no ie.i.so:i !:i ivw n:
ineiits, however, the soiv-.ia in:."
tile door and aniiotiin oil that I'.nii
ready.
"Why, bless me." e.v.-lr.inr it s,
ship, "you can't ride him. l.er.l I
He lias no sho^s on."
"Yes, my lady, he was s'nd
week," said the servant.
"Shameful!" exclaimed her lad
"How dare any one liave him sh:.
without orders John." she crnstim!.-:!
addressing her husband, "yon icunv.
you rode the «ony only a few time:,
last year, so I had the shoes taken olT
and have kept I lietn ever since in my
bureau. They are as good as new, and
these people have shod him again. W
shall be ruined at this rate."
First of tlja Swifts.
Gustavus Franklin Swift, the first of
this commercial dynasty, was a Cape
Cod Yankee, who bought a steer now
and then and peddled tbe mont from
the back of a certain goeart which
has since become famous. lie moved
to Albany and went deeper luto meats,
discarding one after another partners
who liad not the foresight and daring
which ho possessed. He located In
Chlengo at the beginning of those days
of great possibilities lu bringing into
touch the new west and the older cast.
It was be who Invented the first re
frigerator cars. This was the one rev
olutionary get which put his sons and
a few ptlier sons in very fair control
of half of the moat of America. He
saw the market for dressed beef ex
tended only after the hardest of fights.
All great revolutions are fought
against. All the rest, all England, all
Europe, fought the idea of dressed
beef and then ncecpted It. 1 doubt If
wo could do without it now.—Cosmo
politan Magazine.
A Voice From tho "Gods."
In a certain theater which inabcs a
specialty of melodrama there is a
large following of gallery "gods," and
very naturally the "sky" assemblage Is
composed of knowing critics, who are
loud In their demands to be pleased.
Woe unto the aelor who Is unfortuuato
enough to incur their displeasure!
Recently a play witli a hair raising
plot was put on the boards. The hero
was evidently new to his part, for bo
fumbled bis linos badly and spoke In
a faltering tone. Perhaps it was for
this reason lhat lie did not meet with
tho sympathy of the gallery.
Just before the crisis of the play tho
hero clasped his sweetheart In his arms
and said:
"Keep a brave heart, my darling.
Tho worst Is yet to come."
Whereupon a voice that had no doubt
received Its training In crying "Extryi"
on the slreet yelled out:
"What are y' goln' t' do, mister—
sing?"—London Tit-Hits.
His Dilemma.
"I'm in a difficulty over my girl."
"What's wrong'
"I've been raying such nice tilings
to her thai lie's •. e!lin cni-eited. If
I
stop shell thin!: I I'rn'l care for her
any longer, aud If 1 on she'll think
she's too gocd for me." London Mall.
A Previous S.Kcimcn.
Ho—If I'd known how sarcastic you
wero I never should-lnve married yon
She—You had a chance to notice it.
Didn't I t'a.v. "This so uddeii,"
When .von ropo: ed io mo after four
years' cotii'tshio?—Boston Transcript
DELAWARE COUNTY
Abstract Co.j
MANCHESTER IOWA.
ABSTRACTS,
REAL ESTATE,
LOANS AND
CONVEYANC1
KG
Office In First
National
Bank Building
Orders by mail will rooiovo SiVo'til
attention.
We liave complete copies of all
records of Delaware Comtly.
ENN1S BOGQS,
r~
MANAOl'-R
CtTY NEWS STAND,
Stock and Fixtures
For Sale.
For futther particulars
enquire of
Geo. W, Webber.
Plione
\Have figured
you
on a
Summer 'Vacation?
Railroad Fare $.
Pullman Fare $.
Hotel $.
Incidentals $,
Total $.
We can ten you what the railroad and Bleep
ing car fares will cost, but the last two items
depend entirely upon your preference and
purse. We can
also send you illustrated litera
ture descriptive of many of the Summer Re
sorts and Resort dUtrictsof the United States
and Canada and quote Tourist Fares to
the number of points in different States or
Provinces enumerated below
Nova Scotia, 7 points New Brunswick, 6
Quebec. 25 Maine, 31 New Hampshire, 28
Vermont, 34 Massachusetts, 35 New Jersey,
'14 New York, 37 Ontario, 72 Michigan,
50 Minnesota, 102 South Dakota, 5 Colo
rado, 18 Idaho, 26 Montana, 7 Wyoming,
14 Utah, 4 British Columbia, 5 Washing
ton, 4 Oregon, 1 California, 3,
and a aumbv
in other States.
If you have not decided just where 51*1
will go, ask for a copy of our
"Summer Tours"
leaflet quoting Summer Excursion fares to
fortv-four points, cast, west and north, In
cluding fares for the following named
gatherings:
N. E. A., Denver, July.5-9.
Elks, Los Angeles, July 11-17.
G. A. R., Salt Lake City, Aug. 9*14.
AlaBlta-Yukon-Paclfic Exposition,
Seattle, Wash., June 1-Oct. 10,1009.
Let the Illinois Central help you plan your
trip. Address the undersigned statlngwhcre
you wish to go this
summer and information
as to fares, and literature, will be freely fur
nished.
H.J, PHELPS, Div. Pass'r Agt., I.C.R.R.
Dank Bldg., Dubuque, lot «u
Delay in commencing: treatment for
a slight irregularity that could have
been cured quickly by Foley's Kidney
Remedy may result in a serious kid
ney disease. Foley's Kidney Itemedy
builds up the worn out tissues And
strengthens these organs.
Anders & Philipps.
Mr. Farmer:
We are shipping in
car lots and will pay
the highest prices for
old hens,,old cocks and
spring chicks.
Lovett & Davis,
k*
Manchester, Iowa.
Phono 463.
JJ7-1
No Art In Fortune-Telling.
A fortune tollei' is a clcvcr observer.
Every one of us is born to a certain
type, and any experienced person can
detect if we are imaginative, dull,
nervous or sluggish and make a fait
story of our future. It Is guess work.
60 HEARS'
I
Inanrt
Marks
Di.SIGNS
COPYRIGHTS &C
AnmnosrinllnR a fUclrh nnil dentThition ninf
quickly nacorlnm mr o|ilnini fnvi lietlior
Invention Is prolmlily vntcntnhln.
tltuisRtrtcilyooiiiiOeiiilii). HANDBOOK i'nu'iu 1
sent frco.Otilcst iiL'encjr for seninitp patent*.
I'iUcutfl taken throuuli Mumi & C\. roool' a
tjurldi notice, withoutchiinre,i?1M10
Scientific fitmrican.
AJinmlsnmoty lllustrnlod weekly. I.nreost eit
dilation of nny solentlUo .VVirmiL Terms, :i a
year four months, Jl. SoMlij&M rcwtsdcnlci*.
MUNN & Co.36,Bro8,l,w,»' New York
Branch liSeo, 625 'ashWlon, 1\ C.
5 FOR SALE.
200 acres of
CHOICE FARM LAND,,
within seven miles of Mnnhestot'
at OO.OCi per acre. Easy terms.
One half of this years crop can
with place.
For particulars apply to
Bronson, Carr & Sons,
l!)tf Manchester, Iowa.
There«remore I\fcCnll PallPrnmnW IntheUnltet
Statra titan «f any nthrr make of lmitn-m. lull
account of their style, acctitacy and timpiicity.
MoCafl't MnanzlncfThe Quren of Faikton)hai
more subscriber thin any oiler l-adm Magimne. Ona
year'a iub*cririinn(u number*) copt« SO COtllUt
number,
!i
lern Free* Subscribe today.
Lady Affpm* Wanted* Handsome premtomt or
liberal cash •.«tntnisftin. Pattern C«i«1oj ue( of 600 da.
•tens) and .'Viiiium Catalogue (showing 400 premtiimi)
•ent irco. Adtresa THE McCALL. CO., New Yeilb
Delay In taking Foley's Kidney
or bladder trouble, fastens the dis
ease upon you and makes a cure
more difficult. Commence taking
Foley's Kidney Remedy today and
you will. Boon be well. Why risk a
serious Jialady?
Anders & Philipps.
House for Sale.
A well improved residence pro
perty w.itb two acres of land for
sale at a bargain. Two blocks from
Fair Grounds. Inquire of Bronson
Carr & sons, Manchester, Iowa.
Novelty
Hitch Stables
Feed, Sale andBoarding
-Barn.
Blankets and Plush Robes
at cost.
Harness, Whips, Etc.
....... always on hand.
WILL NICKERSON, Manager,
20(5 Main St.
RAILROAD
Time Cards.
aschcste
GO TO THE
Alaska-Y ukon-Pacific
Exposition
At Seattle Juue 1 to Oct. 15,1909
VIA
CHICAGO
GREAT
WESTERN
S0UTe
pA|LWAV
Best Service
and Lowest Rates
To the Greatest Fair
Ever Held
Tickcts at Very Low Rates on
sale every day during summer
Full Information, Booklets, etc., from the
Great Western Agent or
J. P. £LMEllt Gen. Pass., Agent
Saint Paul
POLICIES
As low as SI 1.08per Si,000.
Premiums after the second rodtcod
l)y profits. Do it 110V while you can
get it. Draw the CASH yourself wtcn
old, or before if needed.
ALBERT PAUL, Gen. Agent,
Equibtble Life of Iowa, OclwaLi, Ja.
You own it to yourself to see Jtad
and investigate the
NEW OPTION POLICY
OF THE EQUITABLE OF IOWA.
FMU oir) this blank and mail 11 to
Albert Faul, Agent at Oelwein, la.,
and ill(M»tirated specimen policy will
be sent you.
I was torn on tho ..
day of. 1,, ..
iMy name is T...,
Aly adf*oss Is
My occujKition is
Manchester & Oneida BY
uii
TIME TABLE.
MANCHESTER & ONEIDA RY.
•No. 2. l,t!uvi's JWmi'liesliT 5:15 in.
1 ',h',uvs -v,th WiIwiko Great western'
n.,1, AO west hound r..turninB reac
c» Maiiehcxlei- at (1:1". a. in.
0i
l.eav,\s Manrhcslfr 7:2", a in
Vs ,"
lth
,c.l,1-inBO oreat Wvtiterii
^Manche'Aterlt''0s!"o'V'0,l,
,n,lnE
n,.^eoLec,M.,^.nWSt' ^Vo
nl
tt!!
nlnK roaohes
Jliui-
Xo. 8. I.rnve.s -Manchester 2:00 11
«o inect.H with Chicago Ureal Western
u1
,lv l,ouml-
nnU
O'lejiKO Grout
Nebtuni No. a. wont honml rcturnkii
roac-hos Manchester at :|:00 p. m.
•\o. 10. leaves Mam-hostei- at
m.. connects with C.. M. & s(. p.
N
nt'r.™"p '•'•'•"•nl'iB Manchester
Trains Xn». 3, I. 7. ami S, dnllv all
other trains dally except Sunday.'
IIuoukIi tickets sold tu all points In
•North Amorist. |.:. 10. H,eWer
l.eneral Truffle Manager.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
timetable.
v.
West Bound
.No 5 Omaha, Hiot.jc City and St.
oi
Aaul
Mult 8:10 in
1 1
&AnSk
a .7:23(1." ill.
11
«•oiltfe hxproM.s.. jion ,,
\n r- '."'""'"o, Waterloo..r,: 10
-No 1 Chlcaito. Sioux city
Vn 101 o,'mnhV-ul
1
10:r'°
0.0 101 St Hill 11--1" 11
No tu Way l'-relBl,t 'p
Xo
2
Omaha & 'slou ""city &
V„ ... n'llca"°
limited
V° iS"iv
2:0r,
a
&
C,,lonK°
1'til :i:4t a
100 &
",,b
C,||ppcr
8:55 a in
J. Uoiteo A Chi Kxpross 11:25a
&UXnL ,°nia,ia
&
.No
J_
fit 11:10 in
j«t DocIty
ko lufo
local ...
M\0V5
7-wi f»
ln
IVe'fe-l.t 11:45 a
1,as
sleeper.
Dining Car
qji
Trains Nos. 5 and 4
CEDAR RAPIDS BRANCH
Coins South
v-° ],ass dally OX Sunday S:-10 a
Sunday 5:15
•No .$00 iic'iKhL dally ex Sunday 12M5p
XT
ctntn* Fvery *ub»C7iljerget! ft McCali Pfct*
Arrive from South
v£ uii &«*
ex
St Paul!'"'18
Sunday 8:00 a in
A-S ^u «x «»»1ny r,:30
Ao iicl^ht dally ex Sunday 31:15 a
1 IlvWCIij, Station Atronf
10
Jnia^lu- Sloux Clty
Kn iruns
ami
to Port
UoiIbo only
City Siiux FallsCCtSLnV0
1 0"mh"
Sioux
ajiolla and* No 2 fmm \n an?,
M*nne-i:.
Wnlng citr on £&
^4.
Many people with chronic throat or
lung trouble have found comfort a\id
relief in Foley's Honey and Tar as
it cures stubborn coughs after other
treatment has failed, h. Jt.
Rug.
Slos, Ileasnor, Iowa, writes: "The
doctors said I had consumption, and
I got no better until I took Foley's
Honey and Tar. It stopped the hem
orrhages and pain in my lungs and
tliey are now as sound as a bullet
Audera & Philipps.
THE CHILDREN LIRr IT
KENNEDY S LAXATIVE
COUGH SYRUP
1 E. E. COWLhS,
of \5v1f
DRAY LINE,
Am prepared lo lo nil Itlnds ot work
In my lino. 'Moving 8afeK, musical In
atrumonta, liouaoiiold goods and lienvy
articles a specialty.
lvcsidencc TJiano No. 2C5.
Foley's Honey and Tar not only
stops chronic coughs that weaken the
(institution and develop into con
sumption, but heals and strengthens
the lungs. It affords comfort and re
lief in the "worst cases of chronic
bronchitis, asthma, hay fever aijd
lung trouble.
Anders & Philipps.
you I ret and grumble,
.^
Why don't yon take a tumblo,
-.4-iUse fioaoom's Picnic HUb.
\wi' \.Tll0y drive away your UU
Try Ihem. SO cents. AU druggists, 60tf
Everyone would be benefited by
taking Foley's Orino Laxative for
stomach and liver trouble aud hab
itual constipation, jt sweetens the
stomach and breath, gently stimulates
the liver and regulates tho bowels
is much superior to pills aud ordinary
laxatives. Why not try Foley's Orlpo
Laxative today?
Anders & Philipps.
PAINTING
All kinds of exterior and interim
painting, A specialty made of Car
riage painting. Prices reasonable
and satisfaction guaranteed.
S. J. JVlaley.
Over Atkinson's Blacksmith Shop.
If people with symptoms of kidney
or bladder trouble could realize their
danger "would without loss of
time commence taking Foley's Kidney
Kemedy. This great Itemedy stops
tiie pain and the irregularities,
strengthens and builds up these or
sans and there is no danger of
Brights' disease or other serious dis
ordei# Do iio" disregard tho" "'early 1
symptoms..
Ajiders & Pliiilpps.
LOW FARES VIA M. & O. RY.
l''or International Convention Unit
ed Society of Christian Endeavor, St.
Paul, Minn. July 7, to 12, $6.39 for
tho round trip. Tickets on sale July
(I, 0 and 7. Keturn limit July 31.
For National Encampment Grand
Army of the Hepublic—Salt Lake
City, Utah, August 0 to 11, $32710 for
tbe round trip. Tickets on sale Au
gust 5, C, 7 and 8. Return limit 30
days from date of sale. Dlvereed
routed west of Missouri river. Stop
overs allowed at all stations on re
turn trip.
i-iow fares to tho Pacific coast
Tickets on sale daily May 1!) to Sep..
tembor 30. Return limit October 31.'
Liberal stop over privileges.
Call on or address the undersigned
for any further information:
E. E. Brewer, s"'f
Manchester, Iowa. Traffic Manager.

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