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Manager Bubser, of the Rockford
team of the Wisconsin-Illinois league,
wired Manager Boyle of the Waterloo
team that he would give him $250 for
his entire outfit, and" Waterloo feels
..as indignant over the offer as Uncle
Tom did when Marks offered "a dol
lar for the nigger."
El Paso on the American side and
Juarez on. the Mexican" side of the
liio OSrande river are (.v.:reeled by
several bridges over which street
cars run every few minutes. Presi
dents Taft and Dias cordially greeted
each oilier in these two cities last
., week. The Mexican president first
came over to the American side and
the American president returned the
call, and was royally banqueted in
tlie Mexican city. "v
It is all right for Great Britain to
insist upon the, open door policy in
China, because Gregt Britain opens
its own doors to the trade of all coun
•••.. tries. But what right has this country
".to an open door in China, when it
closes its own doors by a tariff wall
higher than the house tops 7 Suppose
conditions were reversed. Suppose
that China should adopt a. prohibitive
tariff and then insist upon a free
trade policy with this country.
The outcome of the Crane-Knox im
broglio establishes the fact that
Secretary Knox has called down Pres
ident Taft, and given him to under
ftand that he must keep his hands
off the diplomatic service of the
country while Knox is secretary of
The President appointed Craiie
minister to China and directed him
to pursue a certain policy, and Crai^
proceeded along the lines suggested
by the President. Scretary Knox
put Crane on the carpet for obeying
the Prseident and gave him to un
derstand that he was no diplomat
and that he did not want him at
minister to China or anywhere else.
Secretary Knox" action was made sc
public that Minister Crane In for
warding his resignation to the Presi
dent, felt justified In stating the
facts in an open letter, which may
tend to seriously embarass our rela
tions in the Orient. •.
After making nine thousand fruit
less experiments TOd'son has finally
perfected a storage battery, which
he claims will revolui'onize traffic in
many ways.'1 Here are some of Mr.
Edison's claims:
"The battery Is practically unllm
ited in
life. As only the water in
the potash solution evaporates, so
only water need be added to keep the
electrolyte in the right ,condition.
There are no :c!d fumes to destroy
the iron work of a truck or wagon
i\iid eat it away, as In tfie old style
batteries where sulphuric acid is used
The Edison battery weighs about half
as much as a lead battery for the
same output, and, in addition to this,
it will save about fifty per cent, oi
its weight in the construction oi
the truck itself. The battery cannoi
be injured by overcharging, does not
deteriorate when left discharged, of
fers accessibility to each cell, makes
it possible for any cell to be removed
and gives nearly twice the output or
mileage of a lead battery of the
same weight."
When the writer was at the gov.
ernment navy yard on Puget sound
last summer, he saw the famous bat
tleship, Oregon with her big 13-inch
guns mounted on a pile of timbers
instead of carriages. The officer in
charge explained the tumbled down
condition of the ship by saying: Som
time ago a number of wise, men from
the East-came here and told us that
these guns were too large, and order
ed their removal to make place for
guns of greater length and smaller
caliber. In obedience to that order
these big cannon were taken out
and piled on the dock. Then anoth
er cominittee or board of wise men
from the East came here and ordered
the big guns back onto the Oregon
This second board said that the de
partment authorities had discovered
that the guns were liotrtoo large.
That if defective at all, the defect
was due to the fact that the guns
were not large enough.
This change of policy in reference
to the Oregon's guns indicated an
evolution 'n naval weapons, and tlie
naval authorities at Washington have
just announced the completion of a
new 14-inch breech-loading gun which
is the most powerful cannon In. the
world. Up until the construction ol
this 14-inch gun the new American
{.2-lnch gun. with [ts penetration of
11 Inches of Krupp armor at 9,000
yards, was the most powerful gun.
lift It has been greatly surpassed by
this new jiiece. The new 14-lnch
tun fires a 1400 pound shell
In actual battle Its range would be
about 5 miles, and at that distance It
would (hrojv its shells right through
a piece of armor 13 Inches In thick
ness. The fact that 11 inches is the
maximum armor of the largest Dread
naughts constructed by Great Britian
or any other country shows what
this gun would do w'Mi the best ar
mored ships that have yet been
The new battle ships must be con
structed so that they will carry heav
ier armor, for their present armor
affords little or na protection from
gun-fire of this new monster can-
On our first page we print liberal
extracts from the Court's opinion, in
the famous suit instituted by Roose
velt against certain newspapers foi
printing articles, which reflected up
on the honesty of some of the men
connected with the purchase of the
Panama Canal.
President Roosevelt sent a special
message to Congress, in reference to
this alleged libel suit, and according
to the facts found- by the Court sev
eral of the statements contained in
Roosevelt's message "lire not true.
This paper was able to commend
much that was done by Roosevelt
while he was president, and sincerely
regretted his disregard for the truth
on several important occasions.
Roosevelt possesses many admira
ble traits of character, which are
marred- aijd disfigured by his lack of
When Judge Parker was a candi
date for the presidency, Roosevelt
wrote the "My Dear Harriman" let
ters, whfch resulted in a contribution
from several corporation chiefs ol
$265,000.00, to the republican cam
paign fund. Judge Parker was un
doubtedly informed of what was being
ilone in that respect, and referred to
the demoralizing influence of such
contributions in a public speech.
Roosevelt became exceedingly Indig
nant on account of the Judge's ac
cusation, and denied It in every par
ticular In language more emphatic
than elegant. 'Later on Roosevelt re
ferred to Mr. Harriman as "an un
desirable citizen", and Harriman, or
someone in his office, made public
Roosevelt's contribution begging let
Roosevelt is an aggressive person
ality and he frequently takes a fal'i
out of the truth, when the truth
stands, between him and something
which he desires. His weakness in
that respect brought him in conflict
with many truthful and well known
njen and some women, and before the
close of his administration he had
called so many people liars, that it
was considered an honor rather than
a disgrace to belong to his Ananias
Under the circumstances connected
with the institution of the Paiiama
libel suits, it
not at all surprising
that the finding of the court, on
questions of fact,should be at vari
ance with the statements contained
in Roosevelt's message to Congress
that subject.
(From he Cedar Rapids Republican.)
Those who love nature should make
the most of the next ten days. The
glories of autumn are not- for many
lays, but no one can afford to miss
them. The world has nothing to
offer tliat is comparable with the
Colors of autumn,' not In the books of
men and not in the pictures that
great artists have painted. Nature
is still supreme as the miracle work
er. Fortunately for us all, Cedar Rap
ids 4s surrounded with bluffs that
are still sprinkled with remnants of
the primeval forests and in which
every way one may walk his feet will
tread the mossy, leaf-strewn beds
and whichever way he may look his
eyes will be filled with the incom
parable loveliness of the closing
months of the growing year.
In Ills speech at Albany, N. Y., Mr.
Taft said: "I want Governor Hughes
to come out and iback me up on this
platform. When we are together
there i3 plenty of strength and we
work better than on separate plat
forms. In Massachusetts, from
where I just came, I had a senator
and a congressman or two to help
me on the platform, and that's where
I need assistance."
Many a truth liaB been uttered in
jest. Mr. Taft was nominated as a
Roosevelt reformer and elected as a
tariff revisionist. He helped in the
enactment of a tariff bill .that in
creases the consumers' burdens, de
clared Aldricli to be the republican
leader in the senate and a fit
counsellor for the American people
and gave to Secretary Ballinger a
clean bill. With these facts in view
one is impressed that the president
was rgiht when he said "that's
where I need assistance."
A meeting of the base ball fans of
tlie city was he'd ill the Council
rooms on Friday evening. Arrange
ments were completed for the raising
of .funds for a base ball team for the
season of 1910. It was also decided
to have a minstrel show In the near
future, the receipts of which go to
the base ball association. Other plans
were discussed which are to be car-
_G. w. Dunham hns purchased an
iiittrest in the Delaware County Ab
stract company of fhis place and
will assume the mimagement of the
business of the company.
Miss Ennis who since the or
ganization of the company has had
charge of»its busiwsE as manager Is
compelled by reason of ill health to
Seek relief from business cares for a
time and turns the management of
the business to Mr. Dunham. .Miss
Boggs still retains an interest in -the
business. If. is tin- understanding
that a reorganization o" the company
will be had. The business will be
conducted ate !.«iotofore. Miss Boggs
has certainly earned a rest. She has
with several assistants been continu
ously- engaged for over ten years in
making the abstract books of the
company, and ve understand had
just completed the task when she
was taken sick about a yaar ago. The
business will be cini'nued in the
present office of the company over
the First National Bank. And probab
ly little change will be made in the
office force. Mr. Dunham does not
expect to leave the practice of law,
but will -personally superintend the
busines-s of the office until other ar
rangements are msjle.,
The following is the real estate
transactions recorded at the coun
ty recorder's office during the past
S. R. Logan and wife'to Adella Log
an. An undivided 2-27 interest In and
to par'- of section 10 and section 16
in township 88, north range' 5. Con
sideration, $725.
William Hermann and wife to Loui
sa C. Hermann. West 1-2 of North
west 1-4, also north 1-2 of northwest
1-4 of southeast 1-4, both of section
25, township 89, north range 6. Con
sideration fl.
Albert Steva and wife to 'Elihu
Todd. Nofth 1-2 of southwest 1-4 of
section 35, township 90, north range
6. Consideration $1.
Mrs. Ellen McDonough to James C.
filanchard et al. Lots 13, 14, 15, 16,
17 and 18 of Sherwood'and Cummings
addition to Sand' Spring. Considera
tion $500.
Henry. Acers and wife to Beulah T.
Chapel. Lot 13 in Henry Acer's ad
dition to Manchester. Consideratloi
Margaret McGrath to May M. Laity
East i-3 of norht 1-2 of lot 64 and
lots 199 tos 209 inclusive and lots
230 to 234 incluslvel in town of Ma
3onviile. Consideration $1.
Mrs. Henry Waldo who has been
with li i- _i[•rents at Edgewood for
twj n.oi'ths returned to her home
in Manchester last Thur. clay evening.
She is much Improved in health.
Miss Cora Lane of Edgewood is
working for Mrs. \Vsldo
Another of our dear old neighbors
has answered the last (iall, Mrs. Bl
vord. who died Saturday evening.
Mrs. Minnie Skinner left on last
Wednesday for Earlvlile' to care for
her mother who was operated on for
gall stones.
Mrs. Mary Skinner has returned to
her home after a three weeks visit
with her parents at Littleport.
'The ladles of W. R. C. No. 29, ac
cepted the invitation extended to
them to visit the Edgewood Corps
Saturday and fourteen of their num
ber responded. Among those were
Llda Elder, our president, -Mesdames
Atkinson, Adams, Fishel, Crosby,
Smith, Purvis, Barnd, Clark, Hesner,
Carter, Evans, Blaissdell, and Mrs.
Joe Davis who resides in Strawberry
Point bu* still a n^ember of our
Corps and expects to move to Man
chester soon. We arrived at Edge
wood and was met by a delegation of
Edgewood ladies and escorted to their
beautiful new hall, a very pretty hall
Felines He Will Seek '-,Will Be
of the Kind That Are Wild.
President For First Time During His
Trip Takes to -His Arms an Infant!
and Implants on the Child's Cheek
a Kiss—He Congratulates Army Of
ficer For Pluck In Trying to Stick
on the Back of a Fractious Horse.
Gregory, Tex.. Oct. 19.—A wildcat
hunt, a day's tarpon fishing, motov
boating and autoinbhiling, rabbit clias
ins and goif are a fe-.v of tlie diversions
in wiiich President Tnft is expected to
indulge ill the course of his Tour' days'
rest at the- ninc-ii or nin brother,
Cliailes P. Talt.
The Taft ranch fronts on throe
bayous on the gulf. It is devoted
largely to cattle raising. The 'presi
dent's brother lias provided a Iris
strong horse for his guest, and the
president will do considerable riding.
They do their wildcat, hunting in tlie
night or along about dusk .when I
creatures venture from Ite woods in
search, of prey. Charles Taft. lias
several fine hounds that are well train
ed for wildcats. Ducks n?id geese
also have begun to come' in from tho
north and the president may try his
luck with them.
Secretary of War Dickinson will be
a guest at the raftch during the.presi
dent's stay.
'Qualifies as a Mason
Wlrfle Talt was at the Sam Houston
army fi'Ost reviewing troops, a liorse
ridden by Major John D. Stone start
ed down:the field at a terrific clip. The
major stuck to his saddle for about
2GQ yards and then was thrown over
the horse's head. He got tip nnhurt.
The president congratulated Stone on
his pluck-in sticking to the"~liorse as
long as he did.
At the army post the president laid
the corner stone of a memorial chapel.
He picked up a mason's hammer and
chipped a good-sized piece off the
stone. "This stone is hardly square
and true." said the president The
mason agreed and handed a little ham
mer to Taft.
"liil there," said the mason, pointing
with his finger, and the 'Iminmer de
scended. The chip fell oft' and the stone
cutter said J'splendid."
Then they gave the president
trpwel. The mortar was on a board
nearby, but to Taft's critical eye it was
a bit dry. At any rate he poked the
trowel into it two or three times and
worked It over before spreading it on
the foundation.
Taft Kiss For Texas Infants
The maddest man in Texas was
Cecil Lyon, the Republican state boss.
He was sitting lust behind the presi
dent when Taft in his -San Antonio
speech began to praise Congressman
Slayden, a Denineratj for !iis interest
in getting an appropriation for Kort
Sam Houston.
"My God." exclaimed l.ynn. "doesn't
he know that I am mailing .a fight,
against Slayden's re-election?"
Falls City got tlie first presidential
baby kiss of the Taft trip. .Mrs. E. S. I
Woolsey passed an infant over the rear
platform railing and the president took
it in his arms. With all of Falls City
cheering tho president planted a gen
tle kiss on the child's eh eel
ihe meeting we all struck out for! *^ee^ess to say, the consul lost no
the depot. Everybody who went
re id a
good time and we can say tificate was undesired, in view of the
that the Edgewood ladies of the Re fact that the individual was able to
lief corps are royal entertainers.
An Obliging President. :.r'.
During a short lived revolution'. says
Harper's Weekly, tin-re i-iniie to be
the head of the government In a little.
Central American republic an who
was. above all things courteous and
who was. moreover, very anxious to
gain the good will of the foreign con
suls. One of th& kit tor. havlug lieard
that a certain countryman of his had
died, addressed a note to the head of
the new government. In which he stat
ed that Ills own government would be
grateful for a certificate of death of
the individual in question. A few
days later the consul received this
and far superior to any Manchester communicatlou:
las. After visiting a few hours we Esteemed Senor-I blifsh to say that I
went over to the little ohurch and
,,, .. cellencyB request for a death certificate
did ample justice to a very nice din- of the man named. 1 sent my soldiers,
ner, and then went back to the hall k®
present comply with your ex-
away, to my shame. 1 shali
.. us© every effort to catch him, however,
where we attended the regular meet- and hope to send your excellency the de
ing of the Edgewood Corps. Aftei
certificate at an early date,
get away.
Keep that name in mind when you buy Corn Flakes
TglgThat^ one way of getting the original genuine
Another way i? to always
look for this signatur
Is Conducted
by the
Favorite Court
Berlin, Oct 19.—Princess Victoria
Louise, daughter of l.ho German cm-
peror, was confirenul in the Churcliof
Pence at Potsdam.,
The cereniony, which murks thesen^
aration of childhood from womanhood,
was conducted by Dr. Dryajjder. the
favorite court preacher.
The urincess was dressed in white
and was led to the al^ar by the emper
or and empress and other members of
the imperial house. Many princes and
princesses from rdyal houses through
out Germany werp present.
Friends Say Dr. Cook's Delay Ought
Not to Keep Commander Silent.
New York. Oct. 1!).—It Is probable
that Commander Peary will soon re
consider his determination nOt to ap
pear in public until after the contro
versy between Dr. P."A. Cook and him
self has been settled. His friends say
that his adherence to his original in
tention w-ould'place him under ttie dlc
tatioh of Dr. Cook, who has postponed
fbe submission to experts of his polar
data until next summer.
Peary will make his first public ad
dress as the guest of the Peary Arctic:
club at a celebration to be held in his
The Weather.
Following is the official weather
Illinois and Iowa—Generally fair.
Lower Michigan—Partly cloudy with
prbbably light snow flurries.
On Their Minds. ,v:/
"I've got something on my mind that
I've got to get rid of," said the author,
bursting In and seizing pad and
"And when yon have got rid of it
and have received a check for it there
is something "clown in the milliner's
window that 1 want to get on my
mind." said the author's wife, picking
up his bat, coat and umbrella*—Ex
'Desirable. i'""
A lady just arrived from AustraHa
wits recently negotiating with an agent
in London for a house in one of the
newer districts of Keusington. She
asked if it was a nice neighborhood.
"It Is thoroughly desirable, madam,1
replied the house agent. "They are,
without exception, soup and fish fam
The Amateur Laundress.
"If I were you,", he said as they
started out to dinner, "I'd get me an
other washerwoman. That waist of
yours is very badly Ironed. What's
the matter?" for suddenly he saw a
tear In the eye of the Impecunious 6lrl.
"1 ironed It myself," said she.
-A Modest Request.
Husband of Gifted Writer—Is your
novel noarly doucV
Gifted Writer—Yes. iny dear, but my
hero must die, you know.
"Well, after he*s dead, will you sew
this button bu for tneV'*—Fliegende
v-d-. The Lesson.
Sunday School Teacher—What do we
learn from the story of the man who
was told to take up his bed and walk?
Small Satnrale— We learn that they
bad folding beds In ancient times,—
Chicago News.
sM. »U.
Mineral Point Crash Followed
by Double Tragedy,
When HIB Remains Are Taken to the
Home of His MotheHn*Law She
Drops Dead at the Sight of the Life
less Body—Suicide was a Brother*
in-Law of Paul Allen Jr., Vice Presl
dent of the Bank, Who Is-Under Ar
Mineral Poin.t Wis., Oct. 18. —Two
deaths occurred here last night as the
deaths occurred here as the result ol
the failure of the First National Bank,
with a deficit estimated at $210,000.
F. E}. Hanscom, cashier of theinstltu
tlon, shot and killed himself. His i-e
mains were immediately removed tc
the homo of his mother-in-law, llrs
John Gray.
At sight of the lifeless body, ilrs
Gray dropped dead.
Since the failure of the bank, Hans
com had been working night and day
and was very despondent.
Hanscom was a brother-in-law of
Paul Allen. Jr.,. vice president of the
bank, who was arrested last Friday for
the alleged misuse of the bank's funds.
The bank, for a generation regarded
as ono of the strongest in southwest
ern Wisconsin, was closed a week ago
after a week's investigation of the
books by Bank Examiner Goodhart.
An effort was made to keep tile in
stitution on its feet by the scale of
mining property in which Allen was
interested, but the deal fell through.
It was alleged that the bank had been
looted by means of notes forgwd by
Allen's chief aid in running the bank
was Hanscom. The former bccahie
seriously 111 when t)he institution was
closed, and Hanscom devoted every
minute of his time in assisting Exam
iner Goodhart in straightening out the
When Receiver John W.. Schofield
took charge last Thursday rumors
which could not be confirmed had it
that the loss to depositors would run
greatly over $200,000 and that arrest3
in addition to that of Allen werr to be
Count de Lambert Shows Paris
Some Up to Date Aviation.
Juvisy, France, Oct. 19.—. Count de
Lambert made an ascent here and
after going once around the track rose
to a height of 100 yards and started
in the direction of Paris.
Arriving there he sailed over the
Elfel tower and passed over' other
structures. Ho then started on bis re
turn here.
After Lambert's disapeorance from
Juvisy there was great uneasiness
felt for his" sufety as he had not warn
ed anybody of his intentton to fly to
He rounded the Eifel 'tower at tbfc
height' of the thlM story. He re-en
tered the Juvisy track flying 150
metres high. The spectators gave him
a tremendous ovatlqn.
After his flight Che count said he
supposed he was an hour in the air.
He was pale when he alighted, having
realized the danger of.hls homeward
Journey-over houses, where a fall
would have meant death.
Fall Hurts Aviator—Wrecks Plane.
Berlin, Oct. 19.—Aviator Keindel.
flying in a Wright machine, fell from
a height ot ten metres. He was Injur
ed slightly, and the machine was
Will Provides for Cats and Parrot,
Wilkesbarre, Pa„ Oct. 19.—-A clause
in the will of C. E. Butler provides for
the care of his two cats and a parrot
until (hey are dead.
What Brought Him to Grief.
Writing to a son who was In trouble
In 1
exns. the old man said, "You-must
take courage. Billf"
To which Bill replied: "I took cour
age and ever'tblng. else in sight.
That's why I'm in Jail!"—Atlanta Con
"He that has more knowledge tbnn
judgment Is made for another man's
use more than his own."
Ice Cream that leaver 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 7
cream, and make the freezing deli-,
Thone your orders to
Phone No. 217., -.115 Main St.
Porfcct Burners
supplied with Air
in just ihe right
quantity to give
aro Air-Tight
and Oil-Tic'it
•_ Sold by
Hutchinson &
It may contain something that will interest
Hutchinson & Atwater.
To E. D. Carl.
You are liereby notified that the
following described real estate, situ
ated in Delaware County, Iowa, to
wit: North 30 feet of lot 6 in the
South East of the North West
of Sesction 4 Township 90,
North of Range Three (3) was sold
for taxes of 1905 on the 3rd day of
December 1906 to" I. A. Moreland,
that the certificate of sale thereof
has been assigned, and Is now owned
by J. W. Piatt and .that the right of
redemption will expire, and a Treasur
er's Deed for said land will be made,
unless redemption from such sale be
made within ninety days from the
date of completed service of this
You will govern yourself according
Dated 12th day of October A. D.
Carr, Bronson & Carr,
Attorneys| for J. W. Piatt..
For the National Dairy Show, Octo
ber 14-24. One and one-half fare for
tho round trip to Milwaukee from
stations on the Chicago,, Milwaukee
& St. Paul Railway. Minimum Ex
cursion Fare, $3.00. Dates of sale,
October 14, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20. Re
turn lliplt, to reach starting point
on or before October 26. Additional
information from nearest Ticket Ag
ent, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway, or fromP A. Miller, Gen
eral Passenger Agent, Chlgago, 4X-2
A Reliable
Light driving mare, 4 years
Enquire at this office.
State 'of Iowa, Delaware County, ss.
lo nil Whom It May Concern:
wiii01ifapi hepeby notified that the last
^..^hllppina Milnch, deceased, has
been filed, opened and read, and Mon
?8& JRVth ?uy Member A. D.
3009. fixed,an the time, and the Count
lipuye In Manchester the place for hear
ing and proving the Bame.
itufcBs my hand and seal of said
Court this Gth day of October. 1909.
James Bishop,
i, Cleflc District Court
Clerk District Court
Love Is Hysteria?
A Souilj Norwalk, Conn., dominie is
quoted as declaring that "love Is hys
teria."- Of course, it is, but why does
the cle/gyman object to It on that
account? It is not only hysteria, but-U
is a high fever, a cold chill, nervous
prostration and acute neuralgia, al
ternately. There's what makes it in*
teresting, and in any event, desirable.
New York Morning Telegraph.
The Great Chicago Klre.
The Chicago fire occurred October
S and 8, 1871. About 126,000 people
were rendered homeless and over 20,
000 buildings were destroyed. The
lots was estimated at $200,000,000,
and the area of the burned district
was about 1,800 acres.
Treatment of Feather Pillows.
If feather pillows bare an uopleaa
am odor give them a thorQDgh drying
before a clear flro.

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