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»a -VI I CLOTHING MERCHANT TAILOR J. H. ALLEN REMOVAL I am moving my stock of Implements, Wagons, etc., from the old stand on the corner of Franklin and Marion streets to the new. warehouse just across the street. &*£ The carriage repository contains the largest stock of Buggies, Surreys and Driving Wagons ever shown in the "county, all fresh from the factory." If you arc in need of a buggy, it will pay you t6 look this line over. HOYT, YOU OFTEN EAT YOU 1 Ice Cream that leaves a pleasing taste and you always buy more at that shop. We make that kind Filling orders for parties, dinners, re ceptions or any social affair are spe cialties with us. We use the purest cream cious Phone your orders to Phone No. 217. Wm. HAHESY, m!WM PIANO J. -4 j* ?w nr f-^s rSf SB, IM W- •t-vfe t, v*» iv Pjj 'vt,* "t The Implement Man. 1, •~VrHA 3a & 2?^^ "1' mmm SiMMm SSSsafflMf iHMIMre •A-i »"T 0k *r£«X 4®® vt 115 Main St. mm expect more of a piano than of anything else you buy. We know this, so we offer you Crown Pianos and Crown Com binolas and know that you'll never be disappointed, gggg$* Crown instruments are built on honor satisfactory when new and years afterwards. The J. G. Lewis Music House, Manchester, Iowa. "ssr EVENT Mr. and Mrs. John Devlin of MonU Celebrate their Silver Jubilee.- On Sunday, July 25, Mr. and Mrs. John Devlin of Monti were happily re minded that they had arrived at the twenty-sixth mile stone of their mar ried career, and tho event was well brought home to them by a joyful sur prise which had been prearranged by their mauy frleuds. At nine o'clock they assisted at an anniversary Nuptial High Mass which by special induit was said for them, their beloved, pastor, Father O'Don nell celebrating. The nuptial bless ing whlc.li, standing on ttye altar twenty six years before, was renewed and prayers were offerd up that God may continue to bless their un ion by a long, prosperous and a vir tuous life. The church was beautifully decor ated and the numerous candles which adorned the edifice added much to the solemnity of the occasion. But not even yet did they know all that was prepared for the event ful day. When Mr. and Mrs. Devlin returned to their pleasant country home after the 11 o'clock Congrega tional Mass at which they also as sisted they found it transformed into a veritable picnic resort where near ly four hundred friends and relatives with bounteous baskets and refresh ments had asembled to join with the happy couple and family in celebrat ing their silver jubilee. Father O'Donnell, who dined at the sumptu ous repast after fitting words of con gratulations, presented them in be half of iill asse nli'i"l with an elabor ate silver tea set and' three hand some chairs, slight tokens of the esteem with which the estimable cou ple are regarded.. The-afternoon and evening wore spent in delicate feastings, In pleas ant recreations and In social chats. When the time for departure urrlved all bade the esteemed couple a hearty good bye hoping that they would live to see their 'Golden Jubilee'. That "Jack's" receptive character respond ed to the good wishes of all, and that his genial wife appreciated the same, go without mention. Rightful ly Indeed do they merit our best wishes.—A Guest. tt SEEK HOMES IN MONTANA J. A. Strickland, traveling Immigra tion agent for the Chicago, Milwau kee & St. Paul railway, Was at home last week from Lavina, Montana, where he had escorted a party of liomeseekers through a portion of the state in. which the railroad company which he represents is interested. "People are pleased and express their satisfaction regarding farming conditions near Lavina," said Mr. Strickland while talking to a report er. "The crops are looking fine. Rain has been abundant and the rich and fertile land 1s proving the statements made by real estate men in regard to opportunities to be realized In Montana. "The Milwaukee is running.- pas senger and freight trains on perfect schedules as far as Missoula, and through service to the coast Is soon to -be Inaugurated. The extension in cludes 17 miles of bridges, one of which cost a million dollars. Its sup porting pillars are sunk 90 feet Into the water, and reach 60 feet above Its level. Tunnels are frequent, the company having In mind a perfection of route and an emllnatlon, as far as possible, of heavy grades. Money has not been spared In making the overland line an exception to its system throughout the middle west ern states." iMr. Strickland leaves this week for Montana for another, trip., expecting to remain several weeks. s£ fHJ?* lispfi RECEIVES NEW MAGAZINE. The Midland Municipalities is the name "of a publication edited by Frank G. Pierce of Marshalltown, sec retary of the League of Iowa Munici palities, which is being received by members of city councils which have joined the league. Inquiries address ed to the secretaries by mayors, city clerks, aldermen or city attorneys are answered either by Mr. Pierce or the legal department. One matter of in terest, arising from a recent enact ment of the legislature regarding the publication of proceedings of city council meetings, has been given at tention in a recent Issue of the mag azine, and the secretary holds that any council has the right to withhold such proceeding entirely, or have it published In one or more papers, post a written synopsis of same some public place. TRADE HOLDS ITS OWN Denlers- In fruits and vegetables express themselves as enjoying a sat isfactory business this season. Small fruits are higher in price than a year ago, and this fact prevents as large sales as were enjoyed last season The peaches being shipped- in from the south and west are exceptionally good, and cherries, raspberries and other fruits are likewise well devel oped. Trade is -^holding its own against the extremely warm weather which the state is experiencing at present. Corn is doing wonders and the hay crop will be enormous. The farmers are busy and are attending strictly to business. The streets about town evidence that, ou account of a scarcity of out-of-town visitors. REMODELING THEATRE. An unobstructed view of Jhe cur tain is now afforded the patrons of the electric theatre since the man agement has built a raised platform which gradually slopes toward the front of the room, and upon which the chairs will be placed. Messrs, -McCormick & Thorpe have also add ed electric light fixtures in the theatre and intend to re-decorate the exterior of the building. The latest motion pictureg made are secured and shown at the Idle Hour, and the entertainment still affords much plea sure to the patrons of the theatre, SECRETARY OF FAIR PEOPLE "K Secretary T. Wilson of the Dela ware County Fair association appeals to the people of the county for their co-operntion and support. The fair Is a home Institution and ought to be encouraged and fostered. Mr. Wil son feels that the residents of the county ought to appreciate that it is incumbent on them to make the fair a success. Fairs are given solely for the benefit of the -people and can only prove successful when liberally attended. The money received Is paid for premulms, attractions and expenses. The officers give their time and considerable attention in working out the various details necessary to make the fair interesting. Mr. Wilson declares that every county Is necessarily judged more or less as to its agricultural, social, edu cational, business resources and thrift, by Its annual fair, and the duty of progressive citizenship Is to help make the week in September ore of the 'best ever held. The premulms are liberal and worth striving for The association wishes to rid Itself of debt and* is planning to do so. The grounds are naturally beautiful and 'well located, but the need of new buildings and considerable repair is a pressing one. The program was outlined in the columns of The Democrat recently. The following premulms have been offered to the association: The Quaker Oats company will give 2 sacks of Quaker White Pearl flour to the maker of the best loaf of bread from Quaker White Pearl flour, and one sack for the 'best pan of yeast biscuits made from the same brand. For the best loaf of yeast ibread made from the Quaker Idol flour, 2 sacks of that brand will be given as premulms, and 1 sack for te best dozen of biscuit. The com pany further promises to give 2 sacks of Quaker Delko flour for the best bread made from that brand, and 1 sack for the best ibiscuits. A similar offer Is made for the best loaf of graham bread made from Quaker Graham flour and for the best dozen graham cookies, a 20 pound sack of that special flour will be given free. Thirty pounds of Quaker Corn meal Is offered for the best corn bread made from the Quaker corn meal, at 20 pounds for the second best. Ed Cooke offers $16 to the winner in yearling class of colt If sired by stallion owned by him. The Iowa Sugar company of*^P»er ly offers to the parties in the county having contracts with them, for the collection of five largest and best beets a 100 pound sack granulated su gar, and for the largest and best beet a fifty pound sack. For the highest tonnage per acre on two ac res or more, they offer a 100 pound sack of sugar. A. D. Brown, the furniture man, will give to the winner of the ladles novelty race a $5 rocker, and the so ciety adds another $5 to the .same event. Ole C. Dunton has contracted with the association to give to the owner of the ibest flock of pure bred Shrop shire sheep, a registered Shropshire ram lamb, valued at $18. The Iowa Homestead, a farm paper published at Des Moines, offers five annual subscriptions to that paper for the best displays of vegetables, grains and grasses. Gildner Bros, will give a $5 top overcoat to the person exhibiting the best half bushel of oats, a $3 pair of fur mittens to the second best ex hibit, and a $2 hat or cap as a third prize. P. F. Madden has a $3 pair of shoe a premium for the lady winning the second place In the novelty race, and the society adds $3 O. U. Hockaday will give a $3 roast of beef to the person winning third place in the novelty race. Lenox college, through its depart ment of agriculture, offers a scholar ship of one year to the boy or girl doing the best work in grain judging, and for the second prize, a six month scholarship, and a three months scholarship for third prize. Each contestant will be expected to judge and give oral or written reasons for his decisions. Prof. Evans of Lenox will conduct the contest. ARLINGTON TO HOLD PICNIC. Frank D. Joseph, superintendent of Delaware county schools, has been secured as speaker of the day at the eighteenth annual picnic of Spruce camp. Modern Woodmen of America, to be held at Arlington, August 11. A feature of the day's entertainment is a ball game to be played between Manchester and Strawberry Point Oelwein and Anamosa will also play. SWIMMING VERY POPULAR. The "old swimming hole" has again been given its inning and at trading the small boy and the old boy to Its cooling and refreshing wat ers. The "point", directly opposite the Union street landing, has been fitted with a spring, board and Is the scene of many a merry morning and afternoon. BOOK ON NORTH PACIFIC COAST BY CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RY. Are you contemplating a trip to the Pacific Northwest or to the AlasKu Yukon-Pacific Exposition at Seattle': If so, call or send for new book, •North Pacific Coast Country," issued by this Railway. Itt will help you in planning your trip, FREE—If you call Mailed for four cents postage. $62 round trip from Chicago to Se attle, T&coma, Spokane, Portland Victoria, Vancouver, Butte and other points daily until September oO. Choice of routes. Stop-overs. Return limit October SI. S. N. Baird, Divi sion Psasenger Agent, 597 Main St., Dubuque, Iowa. FOR RENT. Hay and posture land, 3 or 4 miles south and west of Manchester. Ap ply to Chas. J. Seeds, Manchester, 28-4 Iowa. WEATHER SPEAKS TO CROPS JULY The following is a summary of th% weather and condition of crops during the month of July. GENERAL, SUMMARY. The average temperature for th. month was only a fruition of a de gree above the normal but the rainfal was considerably-above the averajj for Juno. Tiie first week was model ateiy warm, there being a daily es cess of abuut three degrees, but on the 8th the temperature was liu'.eh •lower and it remained below normal until the lilth. jhe lowest tempera-: ture ocured generally on the ISth but no frost was reported from th. northern stations as tiiere \was on June 15. 1 DOS. From the 20th to th? close of the month the temperature was considerably above the norma!, the maximum occurring at many sta tions on the 30th. There was an excess of rainfall in all districts of the state but there were a few comparatively small areas' where a slight deficiency was report-' ed, the most notable one being along the .Mississippi river from Seott county coutlnvard to Des Moines' county. The heaviest rainfall was over Union and Uie adjacent coun ties where tho monthly amounts rang ed from S.OO inches to over £00 inches. It was also heavy over the Missouri divide and the extreme northwestern county. Showers oc curred at some station in the 3tatc on every day of the month the 10th. And yet there were on an average, 12 clear days. Thunder and llghtniug accompanied most of the showers but wind squalls and severe hail storms were, not as frequent as usual. The frequent and excessive rains caused high water In all rivers and creeks, especially In the western districts. The flat and bottom lands! wero flooded two or three times and a large acreage of corn was finally abandoned after being replanted once or twice. The surplus moisture also interfered with the cultivation cf corn on ground not thoroughly drain-' ed an:l amny lields are quite foul With all the adverse conditions corn on uplands and well drained fields, and these comprise nearly !0 per cent, of tho total corn acreage, has made very satisfactory progress con sidering its late start and much of It is up to the standard for this sea son of the year and the fields were generally cle,.n. Where the fbkls I'.avo not received proper cultivation the corn is short and uneven and it depends on future weather as to whether or not it mattnes. The con dition of small grain, grass, potatoes and gardentruck has improved during the month, but there lias been a de cline in the condition of fruit. ADAMS GOES TO SIOUX CITY. Cecil L. Adams has resigned his po sition as secretary to Capt. J. F.' Merry, jicneial Immigration agent c.l' thai llinois Central railroad, with of-1 flees In this city, and left Saturday night fur Sioux City where he has seemtd employment as a stenograph and clerk in the office of the city ditor of the Sioux City Journal. Mr. Adams is succeeded by Clair B. Eng trom, as secretary to Captain Mer ry. 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