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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.
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
Phone your orders to
Phone No. 217.
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The Implement Man.
3a &
SiMMm SSSsafflMf
115 Main St.
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
The J. G. Lewis Music House,
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.
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
"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.

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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Hay and posture land, 3 or 4 miles
south and west of Manchester. Ap
ply to Chas. J. Seeds, Manchester,
The following is a summary of
th% weather and condition of crops
during the month of July.
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.
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. The position to which Mr. Adams
goes offers an unusual opportunity
His duties Include the preparation of
news items for the paper and ha will
be given the privilege of doing reper-'
torial work, which will acquaint him
with practical newspaper work and
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PORTE DRAPEAU (Am. 945,) (Foreign 15818) is a I
bay, pure bred Belgian, low down and blocky, lots of!
quality, and bone to spare, one of the best sires in I
Delaware county. 5
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Wiping Out an Army.
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Tonga lskiuds lias been disbanded, it
having been decided tfi&t an army is
of no further use in tho kingdom. The
army consisted of six o/Ueera and 30
men—London Standaid &
His Usefulness Gone.
Country Doctor's Coachman (to
horse that has stopped at house of
former puticnt)—Go on, you fool,
lie's dead.—London T!t-13its.
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