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"The Old Reliable"
Its many safe-guards for the peoples' money:
Its large capital and surplus:
Its alert Board of Directors
Its conservative policy arc for
If you do not li/jure with the Manchester, Jiumber company on
the West side.
because we are the leaders in priceB, quality considered.
Boards $16.00 and up.
The fly will soon bo here. Now is the time to purchase screen
doors and windows. A full stock on hand.
Cement at Your Own Price.
Drain tile, 6CTvjr pipe, "wire fence and all kinds of building
material, lime and plaster.
ard Phone 156. J. W. Rabenau, Mgr. City Office Phone 455.
Manohksteu. Iowa, as Si
A reliable application for Cuts, Sores, and
Bruises. Made and sold only by
Barter's Ideal
They are Simply
We Sell Them.
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Oil Heaters
Are Undoubtedly
The Best.
No Dust
No Soot 1,
No Smell
Carhart & Nye,
.,4. '. v. 111N. Franklin Street. -p||
Time Now to Plant Those Sweet Peas.
Our own raixtbro contains the new and fine named varieties
Apple Blossom Sponcer
Black Knight
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Countess Cadogan
Countess Spencer
Catherine Tracy
Miss Wilmott
White Wonder
Gladys Unwin
These varieties make a woll balanced mixture and will be a joy to be
hold. You know we have nevor disappointed you in our mixture of sweet
"'ie change of many summers have
lit old ago upon me and I oan
,'xpect .to survlvo many moons.
'Rotoro I set out on my journey to
the land of mi .fathers I have de
termined to give my motives and rea
ons for my former hostilities to the
whites, and to vindicate my charactei
from misrepresentation.
I am now an obscure member of a
nation that formerly honored and re
spected my opinions. The pathway
'to glory Is rough, and many gloomy
hours may obscure it. May the Great
Spirit shed light on yours, and that
you may never experience the humil
ity that the power of the American
government has reduced mc to, Js
the wish of him who, in his native
forests, was once as proud and bold
as yourself.
On my next and last .visit to our
Spanish father (at St. Louis) I dis
covered on landing that all was not
right. Every countenance seemed
sad and gloomy. I inquired the cause
and was Informed that the Americans
were coining to take possession of
their town and country, and that we
were to lose our Spanish father. This
news mado me and my band exceed
ingly sad, because we had always
heard bad accounts of the Americans
from the Indians, who had lived near
them. We were very sorry to losa
our Spanish father, who had always
a toil us with great friendship
I hail not yet discovered one good
trait tn the character of he Amcrl
ans who had come to the country.
They.m-ade fair promises, but never
fulfilled them, while the British made
but few, and we could always rely
mplieitly on their word,
I can. not describe their meeting
and parting so as to be understood
by the whites, as it appears that
their feelings are acted upon by cer
tain rules laid down by their preach
ers, while ours are governed by the
monitor within us.
Why did the Great Spirit ever send
the whites to Rock Island to drive us
from our home and introduce among
poisonous liquors, disease and
death? They should have remained
in the land the Great Spirit alloted
them PP
The Americans fought well and
drove us jiack with considerable loss,
was greatly surprised at this, as
had been told that the Americans
would not fight.
The British had taken many pris
oners i|S(^t_h^,lpdtans-were killing
them. I Immediately put a stop to
as I never thought It brave but
base and cowardly to kill an unarmed
and helpless foe.
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I explained to my people the man
ner In which the British and Ameri
cans fought, instead of stealing up
on each other and taking every ad-"
antage to kill the enemy and save
their own people as we do, which,
with 11s Is considered good policy in
a war chief, thoy march out in open
daylight and fight regardless of the
number of warriors they may lose.
After the battle Is over they retire
to (east and drink wine as if nothing
ha'd happened. After which they maki
a statement In writing of what they
have done, each party claiming the
victory, and neither giving an ac
count of half the- number that have
been killed on their side. They all
fought like braves, but would not do
to lead a, party with us. Our maxim
'Kill the enemy and save our
own men." Those chiefs will do to
paddle a canoe but not to steer it.
The Americans can shoot better than
the British, but their soldiers were
not "so well clothed, nor so well pro
vided for.
It is not customary for us to say
much about our women, as thoy gen
erally perform their part cheerfully
and never interfere with business be
longing to the men,
only wife I ever had
This is the
or over will have. She is a good
woman, and teaches my boyB to be
I distinctly, saw two little white
boys concealing themselves in the
underbrush, thought of my own
children, and passed on without not
icing them.
I next found a box full of small
-bottles and packages, which appear
ed to be bad medicine also, -such as
the medicine men kill the white peo
ple with when they are sick. This
I threw Into the river.
What do you know of the man
ners, the laws, and tile customs of
tho white people. ^They might buy
our bodies' for dissection, and we
would 'touch the goose quill to con
firm it and not know what we were
doing. This waB the case with me
and my people in touching the goose
quill the first time.
Wo can only judge of what is
proper and right by your standard
of what is right and wrong, which
differs widely from the whites, if I
have been, correctly informed. The
whites may do wrong all their lives,
and if they are sorry fpr it when
about to die, all is well, but with
us it is different. If we -have corn
and meat, and know of a' family that
have none, we divide with i,hem. If
we have more blankets .than we ab
solutely need, and others have not
enough, wo must give those who
nre In want. awfi:
lr. Harvey W. Wiley says that
the average household refrigerator is
a charnel-house.
Since careless housewives are akin
To Borgia'3 sister dear.
Who put her rough-on-rats within
A foe's Italian beer,
The modern husband says, "I ain't
Ambitious to become a saint,"
And thereupon he makes the plaint
That Is repeated here:
'Nay, .Mabel, do not put^lie fish
Adjacent to the steak
They form a combination dish
Of which I won't partake
I hear, in scientific terms,
That If yon mix those deadly germs
Some of the undertaking firms
Will bless my stomach-ache."
"Say, Gladys, if wo needs must
An Ice-box In our house, :i
Why mingle clams with, chops" of
Or partridge pie with scouse?
Microbic colonies, my dear,
'May bring me to an early bier.
Ah, you'll be sorry when, you hear
The clergyman say, 'Raus,'
"That salad, Georgiana dear,
Tastes Uke an oyster rare.
Have they been married, lying near
Upon your bill of fare?
Nay, is It hygiene, my sweet,
If yesterday's left over meat
Is thrust within the box to greet
The aged Camembert?"
Once my refrigerator seemed
A place of dally glee
I ate from' It by day and dreamed
At night of joys to be.
But now gives- me no delight.
Because I do not think it right
To let those bad bacilli fight
Their battles out in me.
John O'Keefe.
If the day looks kinder gloomy,
An' your chances kinder slim,
If the situation's puzzlin',
An' the prospepts awful grim,
An' perplexities keep pressin'
Till all hope is nearly gone,
Jus' bristle up an' grit your teeth,
And keep on keeptn' on.
Fumin' never wins a fight, i'*
An' frettin' Jiever pays
There ain't no good of broodin* in
These pessimistic ways—
Smile just kinder cheerfuli
When hope Is nearly gone.
An' bristle up, an' grit your teeth.
An' keep on keepln* on.
There ain't no use In growling
An' grumbldn' all the time
When music's rlngln' everywhere
An' everything's a rhyme—
Jus' keep on smilin' cheerfully,
If hope is pearly gone,
An' bristle up an' grit your teeth,
An' keep on keepin' on.
—New Orleans Times-Democrat.
With us it is the custom to visit
the graves of our friends and keep
them in repair for many years. The
mother will go alone to weep over
the grave of,.her child. The ^bra-ve,
with pleasure," visits the grave of his
father, after he has been successful
in war, and repaints the post that
marks- where he lies. There is no
place like that where the bones of
our forefathers lie to go to when in
grief. Here prostrate by the tomb
of our fathers will the Gi'eat Spirit
take pity on us.
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But how different1 is'our situation
now from what it was in those hap
py days. Then were we as happy as
the buffalo on the plains, but now,
we are as miserable as the hungry
wolf on the prairie. But -I am di
gressing from my story. Bitter re
flections crowd upon my mind and
must find utterance.
During the first year the newly
married ascertain whether they can
agree with each other and be happy
-if not, they separate, and each looks
for another companion. If we were
to live together and disagree, we
would ibe as foolish as the whites
No indiscretion can banish a woman
from her parental lodge no differ
ence how many children she may
bring home, she is always' welcome
the kettle is over the fire to feed
them. s-,
If the Sioux have killed the Sacs
last, they expect to be retaliated up
on and will fly before them, and so
with us. Bach party knows that the
other has a right to retaliate, which
induces those who have killed first
to give way before ttieir enemy, as
neither wishes to strike, except to
avenge the death of relatives.
Some lodge in the village makes
feast dally to the Great. Spirit. 1
cannot explain this so that the white
people will understand me, as we
have no regular standard among us,
For my -part, I am of the opinion
that so far as we have reason, we
have a right to use it in determining
what is right or wrong and we should
always pursue that path which
believe to be right.
If the Great and Good Spirit wish
ed us to believe and do as the whites
he could easily change our opinions
so that wo could see, and think, and
act as they do. We are nothing com
pared to His power, and we feel and
know it. We -have men among us,
like the whites, who pretend to know
the right pnth, but will not consent
to show it without pay. I have
faith in .their paths, but believe that
every man must make his own path
We thank the Great Spirit for all
the good He has conferred upon
For myself, I never take a drink of
water from a spring without being
,My reason teaches me that land
cannot be sold. The Great Spirit
gave it to his children to live upon
and cultivate as far as necessary for
their subsistence, and so long
they occupy and cultivate it they
have the right to tho .poll,, _but, if
they voluntarily leave it then other
people have a right to settle 011 it.
Nothing can. be sold but such thing's
can -be carried away.
The white people have brought whis
key to our village, made our people
drunk, cheated them out of their
horses, guns and traps. This fraud
ulent system was carried to such- an
extent that I apprehended serious
difficulties might occur unless a stop
as put to it. Consequently I visit
ed all the whites and begged them
not to sell my people whiskey. One
them continued the practice open-
I took a party of my young men,
went to his house, took out his bar
rel, broke in the head and poured
out the whisky. I did this for fear
some of the whites might get killed
by my people when they were drunk.
How smooth must the language of
the whites, when they can. make
right look like wrong, and wrong like
But the white people appear to
never be satisfied. When they get
good father, they hold councils at
tho suggestion of some bad, ambit
ious man, who wants th^ place him
self, arid conclude among themselves
that this man, or some other equally
ambitious, would make a better fath
than they have, and nine times
out of tan they don't get as good
one again.
0 J''
think with them, that where-ev
the Groat Spirit places his people
they ought to be satisfied to remain,
and be thankful for what He has
given them, and not drive others
from the country he has given them
because it happens to be better than
theirs. This is contrary to our
way of thinking, and from my inter
course with the whites I have learn
ed that one great principle of their
religion Is "to do unto others as
you- wish them to do unto you."
Before I take leave leave of the
public I must contradict the story
some of the village criers, I have
been told, accuse me of having mur
dered women and children among the
hltes. This assertion Is false. 1
never did, nor have I any knowledge
that any of my nation ever killed
white woman or child. I make
this statement of truth to satis
the white people among whom. I have
been traveling, and by whom I have
been treated with great kindness,
that when they shook me -by the
hand so cordially they did not shake
the hand that had ever been raised
against any but warriors.
"TlieJfe: is ho folly-- equal to
throwing away friendship in
wonld where friendship is so rare.
Edward Bnlwer.
A friend is a rare book of which
but one copy is made. We read a
page of it every day until some
oman snatches it from our hands,
who sometimes peruses" it, but more
frequently tears it.
I wonder if there is anything in
this world as beautiful as good
strong friendship -between two men.
They do not kiss each other every
time they meet, in fact they never
do kiss each other, unless one is ly
ing cold In death. They may never
have made any profession of love or
friendship for the other, -but each one
knows that the other is always go
to stand by him and they feel
that no matter what happens, each
can rely on the other.
People who have warm friends, are
healthier and happier than those
who have none. A single real friend
a treasure worth more than gold
precious stones. Money can buy
many things, good and evil, but all
the wealth of the world could not
buy you a friend or pay you for the
loss of one.
The best definition of a friend that
know Is the following The first
erson who comes In when the whole
world has gone out. A bank of cred
it on which we can draw supplies of
confidence, counsel, sympathy,
health and love. One who combines
for you- alike, the pleasures and ben
efits of society and solitude. A Jewel
whose lustre the strong acids of pov
erty and misfortune cannot dim. One
who multiplies joys, divides griefs
and whose honesty is inviolable.
The link in life's chain that bears
the greatest strain..
The harbor of refuge from the
waves of adversity.
A Chicago man who once 'permitted
himself to bo persuaded to back a
theatrical company was seated in his
office one day when he received a
telegram from the manager of the
show. The troupe was somewhere in
Missouri and the telegram read thus:
"Train wrecked this morning and
all scenery and baggage destroyed
No member of company injured.Wliat
shall 1 do?"
The answer sent back by the Chi
cago man was as follows:
"Try another wreck' and have the
company ride in the baggage car.'
Chicago Record-Herald.
"You were a long time in the far
corner of the conservatory last even
ing," suggested the mother. "What
was going on?"
"Do you remember tho occasion on
which you became -engaged to papa,"
Inquired the daughter by way of re
ply. ,,
"Of course I do."
J. Perpont "Morgan Jr. has taken
over a great share of the financial
responsibilities his father has piled
up, and the time cannot be far dis
tant when he will be the' head of
the house of Morgan & Co. The
younger Morgan Is 41 years old and,
like John D. Rockefeller Jr. is a
shining example to those rioli men's*
sons who are active chiefly, In. dissi
pating the wealth they did -not -PTirn.
The younger Morgan began ss
clerk in his father's office immediate
ly after bis graduation from college.
He obeyed the same rulbs as -the
•fthers and displayed a great capac
ity for hard work and an intuitive
grasp of the complexities-of higher
finance. He was shifted from one
department to another- as soon, 'as
he had mastered its details, and.
upon the death of Walter Burn -,-, who
had long been the head of the- Lon
don house of J. P. Morgan & Co., was
transferred there. He has since ad
vanced steadily and surely in the fi
nancial world. He has directed some
of the 'biggest financial deals in re
cent years and has won the respect
of the greatest financiers in both
Europe and America.
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"And a Little child shall lead
them" was demonstrated recently at
Pittsburgh. Pa. The story is told
by the Associated Press in this way:
"Although it sprang at tile-child just
as it did when it killed three men
and one woman, 'Conja,' the most
dangerous and savage lion in captiv
ity, only playfully and effectionatel-y
licked and pawed the hand of three
year-old Lena Meek, wheit she placed
her arm within the beast's cage in
the Hlghlan Park zoo. While the
mother and nearly all others watch
ing the lions'had turned thier at
tention to 'Hans Wagner,' who was
roaring, little Lena crawled under
the .bars and in an instant had her
little white arm in the cage, waving
her hand in welcome to thq big lion.
'Conja,' his eyes still fiery with an
ger and jaws wide open, sprang at
the child, striking against, the big
bars with great force. '.My child,'
cried Mrs. Meek. This was followed
'by a series of frantic screams from
others—and even men turned their
backs, expecting that the big beast
would tear off the child's arm. For
at least five seconds the lion licked
the child's hand playfully, while she
stood there motionless and smiling.
The big lion seemed to have forgot
ten the quarrel with- his next door
enemy and to be consoled with the
knowledge that he had found a
friend in the fearless little girl
Guard O'Neil was at the hyena ^cage.
He -heard Mrs. Meck's cries, ran to
the cage and grabbed the child, lift
ing her over the bars. Little Lena
manifested much surprise that- the
people abou* her should be so fright
ened and wondered why."
An explanation of what appears'to
be a satisfactory method by which
workers in clay can accurately ascer
tain. the plasticity of any given clay
has just been published by -the Geo
logical Survey in a bulletin (No. 3'88)
-prepared by H. E. Ashley.
Heretofore an accurate judgment
as to the qualities of a particular
clay could -be formed only after long
and costly experiments. Clays, ap
parently similar in nearly all re
$spects- were found in actual manu
facturing to give results- very differ
ent from those expected: and of late
years it has become increasingly im
portant to devis(j some test by which
their qualities could be quickly and
easily determined in advance of ex
pensive installations.
Mr. Ashley, acting for the Geolog
ical Survey, under an appropriation
Congress for the investigation of'the
structural materials of the United
States, has discovered that the de
gree to which certain dyes, of which
malachite green seems to -be the
most satisfactory, are absorbed by
given clay furnishes a 'very satisfac
tory index of its -plasticity, which, of
course, is the most important of all
its qualities.
Adsorption is the property^ ,7 by
which dyes' and other substances arc
extracted from solution and incorpor
ated into the thing dyed. It differs
from absorption, which Is incorpora
tion of a liquid as it stands, irre
spective of what it holds in solution.
Adsorption Is especially characteris
tic of the 'peculiar substances known
as colloids, which form, the bulk of
clays, and on which -their plasticity
Is believed to depend. The amount
of dye, therefore, which a given
amount of clay will adsorb from
standard dye solution indicates pret
ty accurately the proportion of col
loids that the clay contains.
"Then It ought not to be neces
sary for you to ask any Questions.'
Thus gently the news was broken
that they were tq jiave a son in law.
Tests by Mr. Ashley of most of the
well-known commercial clays with
standard malachite green solution
have shown that their absorption of
the coloring of the dye. corresponds
very closely Indeed with their actual
known, -plasticities. As tests with
malachite tsreen give expected
suits whe|r the plasticity is -already
known, it is inferred that they will
prove equally accurate in deterinin
ln'g tie 'plasticity where this has not
yet been ascertained.
Bulletin 388, which Is entitled "The
colloid matter of clay and its meas
urement," can be had free by apply
ing to the Director of the United
States Geological Survey at Wash
lngton, D. C. Its naturals highly
Value of Olluft Oil.
It has been said that olive oil
gooa xor some people to take all the
time and for all people to. take some
ot the time. It is a sovereign remedy
for stomach trouble. It Alls out the
hollows and builds up the system and
relieves aches and pains and the
twinges of rheunuhUuB
Facts you should Know about- a
ra&ttress before you buy one
Mattresses hoi very much alike, but there is the creates?
difference between them.
The softness, elasticity and durability of cotton-felt mat.'
tresses depend on the length and quality of the fibres of the cotton
used and the ivay they arc laid.
Many mattresses sold as the best cotton-felts, are made from
short-tibre cotton that has no life at all.
It is the quality of the cotton, the long, strone fibres and th*
spec.al "web-process" of laying them, that give Stearns & Foster
Mattresses their perfect comfort and wonderful life—the reason whv
there are more sold than any other made.
They never lump never 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
Open Closed
aTom can SEE
the inside
H™'.1? at the end of the mattress,—show you exactly what is inside.
We II be glad to do it, whether you are ready to buy or not*
mattress is just another example of the excellenca*of our
stock throughout. New goods are arriving daily.
Hew Feed
Commercial Depariment-:-Savings Department
,We can accommodate you on accounts and loans.
i/. i. We invite your business.
Wit. C. CAWI.EY,
Tiititn.i., Vice-President,
NO 38
Tiie Furniture Man
and Goal Store.
We have opened a Feed and Coal establishment in the Board
way building
lower Franklin street We have purchased the
coal business of C. H. Parker, and are prepared to supply your
wants with all kinds of
at lowest possible prices. We also carry a full lino 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 of your patronage.'/
Afresh car of that famous flour "'THE SEAL MINNESOTA
Every Sack is Guaranteed to give satisfaction or your money wil
be refunded. I also have on hand a full line of flour mids, Corno
hen feed, germ mids, mica grit, bran, oyster shells, rye mids, lit
tlechick feed, low grade, lime, corn and oat chops, cement, rock
sat, wood fibre plaster, barrel salt, cement plaster, lubricatingoils,
rooling, rooiing paints, etc. "UNIVERSAL" THE STANDARD
PORTLAND CEMENT at Ayholesale Price in CAR LOTS.
Phone 113 Corner west oi Court House
White Lumber is Cheap. Sg|§
i!x'l and 2x6 S to 10 ft long at §1S.00 per thousand.
Red Cedar Shingles 5 to 2 at 82.75 per thousand. V&l
Lath §2.00 per thousand.
I will build a good barn holding 100 head of cattle and 100 tons
of ha}' for less than §1000.00.
Come and seo us.
I The Hockaday Lumber Company
Asst. Cash'r.
Telephone 108. Manchester, Iowa
Us at our office
Let us call on you
Our prices if you tcari
We ask is a chance to meet
Eclipse Lumber Co.
Phone 117

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