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ON GERMANY, THE
ANNOUNCEMENT CREATES SURPRISE
President Accept* Resignation
cause Mr. Bryan Insisted Upon
The American People were sur
prised this morning by the announce
nent of the resignation of Secretary
of State Bryan, and the acceptance
of )ils resignation by President Wil
That Mr. Bryan has acted from
the deepest convictions and highest
motives can not be doubled, but
there are very many who will re
gret the necessity for hi? retirement
from the President's cabinet, es
lolly at a time like the pres
Mr. Bryan vhas ^negotiated
thirty or more peace*-treaties
that many foreign nations,
principal feature of these treaties
calls for a certain delay before any
imperative demands are made by
one nation upon another. If Mr.
Bryan's position had not obligate
him to sign the President's de
mands upon Germany he could have
remained In the cabinet without self
stulitfication. But greatly as Mr.
Bryan's friends regret his act, they
had sooner see him a
with a consistent record than ajpubllc
official performing acts at variance
•with his years of labor In the cause
We can not believe that Mr. Bry
an will do anything that will tend
to weaken the President's hands.
On the contrary. If war results on
account of the President's endeavors
to protect the rights of Americans
on the high seas, Mr. Bryan will be
foremost among his countrymen
support of the President's policies
Two automobiles collided at the
iat Franklin and Main streets
I city on Tuesday evening
•ian, of near Volga City was
IMtft Bulck' car and was going
West Main street end when
i.w started to turn north on to-Prank
SS artsSt he kept to the left hand
alda of ihe new turnstile, which was
recent^ erected at this corneiv and
Buruuk -»rti''4»4iir -drivA» TT../
Willard'ot near Hopkinton. Mr. wir
lard was driving his car south, on
was on the rigni
side of the street, when his
struck. Luckily, none of the oocu
pants of either car were injured.
The Bulck car was badly wrecked,
right Wheel, being broken
completely from the car and °r
the lamps was damaged. Mr. wu
lard drove his car home that even
ing as the only damage to the car
was a badly bent fender and a punc
The' occupants of the Ford oar
were Mr. Wlllard and his family and
those of the Bulck were Mr. and
Mrs. John Qulnn and Mr. and Mrs.
MEDICAL "SOCIETY MEETS.
A meeting of the Delaware Coun
ty Medical society w*s held on Tues
day afternoon at the Council Cham
bers In this city. Those in attend
ftnc6 wore Dr&< H, M. Bradlfcy,
Lindsay, H. A. Dittmer, T. J. Burns
and E. O. Dittmer, all of Manches
ter, Dr. A. J-Meythaler of Earlvllle,
Dr. Dittmer of Colesburg, Dr. L. J.
Bowman of Mason vllle and Dr.
Dun Von of Robinson. Dr. H. A.
Dittmer, Who was a delegate from
the Delaware county society to the
state meeting held at Waterloo in
May, gave a brief talk regarding the
Interesting papers were read by
Drs. Bowman and H. A. Dittmer and
the same were discussed by other
members of the society who were
The marriage of Miss Olive
Thompson of this city and Mr. Wll
son B. Wheeler of Moline, Illinois,
solemnized at the Methodist
Episcopal parsonage in this city on
Tuesday evening at eight o'clock,
c. K. Hudson, officiating. The
bride is ft daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Thompson and is well known
here, having resided In the city for
several years. The groom, who is
a stranger to Manchester people, is
a baseball player and will remain
here during the summer months ana
assist in the management of the
Manchester base ball team, which
is being organized. Mr. and Mrs.
Wheeler are extended the best wisn
es of their many friends.
OFFICERS OF ALUMNI.
•The program which was printed in
The Democrat of last week was car
ried out at the annual banquet ol
the Alumni of the Manchester High
school on last Wednesday evening
in the parlors of the Methodist Epis
copal church. The following officers
were chosen for the coming year:
Vice President—Miss Dorothy Mun-
Secretary- -Mlss Mona Goodwin.
MONUMENT TO BE UN
The Abraham Lincoln, O A. R.
knonument, will be unveiled at Long
Beach, California, on July 3rd, at
two o'clock. Members of the local
Post and all other comrades,
are cordially invited to be present
and participate in the exercises.
BALL TEAM TO BE OR
movement to on foot to organize
a base ball team In, Manchester for
the remainder of the summer- George
Clemans of this city and Wilson B.
Wheeler, who recentlycameto this
city from Moline, Illinois, will have
the management of the team.
ATTEND STATE ENCAMPMENT.
Capt. J. TV Merry and Hon. R. W.
Thrill left on Tuesday
A* roar OFIIM A*
1 VAROHMttB. IOWA, AH 9MO«K)UM MATTBB.
A CITZEN'S VEW..
In your issue of June 2nd "our
county' attorney offers warning to
all youthful violaters of. the clgar
fctte law as found in the code. See
Our county attorney Is to be com
taended for. lnforcing .^thls Incom
plete .cigarette law," even though
law Is inconsistent, a disgrace
and an insult to our
is wrong and harmful and
un«- yr a boy of 20 years of
age to- oke a cigarette how can
It be right and harmless and law
ful when he is 12 months older.
Does the use of a' cigarette by a
boy 12 years old, when he is walking
upon our streets in company with bin
father, made the act right and harm
less and lawful, apparently the pres
ent law makes it so.
If It Is wrong and harmful and un
lawkful for a youth 20 years and 11
months old to smoke a cigarette with
out being halter lead by either his
good father or mother or both, how
in the name of Mike can it be oth
erwise 30 days later when lie has
reached his majority and the
out halter discarded.
No one can deny that cigarette
amoking 1s wrong and harmful ir
respective of age, just as much so
as horse stealing Is wrong and harm
ful, Irrespective of sex or age.
It Is possible and very probable
that the majority of the framers of
this law were cigarette fiends them
selves and like many law makers
had one Indescribable itching to "do
something" if nothing more than to
create a new animal without a head
or legs, as such a creature might
possibly be the salvation of the
youth of our glorious and free
The good boys of Manchester and
every other community would not be
violaters if the inconsistent fathers
had not set-the examples.
The present law says that if a boy
under age is seen smoking a cigar
ette a block, distant from his law
abiding, example setting, cigarette
smoking father, he must be arrested
and his noble father shall go scott
''The boy should be shown mercy
and the father made to bear the
full penalty of the law. The average
tioy means and tries to be good, but
how can he overcome the bad influ
ences of those who possess the le
gal right to rule over him.
The great under age problem
would soon be solved if the over
age Inconslstnces .could be correct
it might be well to remember also
that there is a law prohibiting the
sale of cigarettes and cigarette pa
pers, which if enforced would help
boys both under and over age to be
H. A. DITTMER.
The children's day exercises will
be-held at the church on next Sun
morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Subject for morning sermon: 'The
Badge of True Dlscipleshlp." Theme
for evening: "UnBtapIe fts W&ter.
ifev. Hubbell will conduct the
services oh next Sunday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock. Sunday school at
The Christian. Science society
meets in the Dniversallst church for
Morning service at 10:30.
Subject for the lesson on Sunday
God the Preserver of Man."
10:30. At this hour the Sunday
school will observe Children's Day
with appropriate exercises.
The following Is the program:
Song by. the School.
Prayer by the Pastor. -131 -V
Song by the ifrtaary Department..
"Children's Day," Mary Putnam.
Class Song Praises we .will
Song by th$ Sunday School Choir.
Baptism of Children.
Responsive Service and Song:
The Sweet Story of Old, Priraarjr
"To Fortune's House, Isabel Pen
Quartette: "Come unto me, with
"The Frog's Advice, Walter Baum
Solo, Miss Blanche Kerr of Du
"Doing our Best," Sherman Turner.
Closing Hymn: "Onward, Christian
12:00, Sunday School and Men
7:30, The last of the Illustrated
lectures will be given on "Belgium.
The children's exercises will be
held on next Sunday morning, follow
ing the baptismal service and the
reception of members. The follow
ing is the program.
Opening chorus by the Sunday
Prayer by the pastor.
Address of Welcome—Freddie Ste^
Baptism and reception of members.
"This Is the W'ay", song by the
"God Bless Our Day"—Letha RIz
"Flower Girls"—Miss Carrie Ar
Sioux City to attend the state en
campment of the Grand Army of the
Republic, which is being held at that
place this week.
Frank G. Dettbarn, age 30,
Dora L. Wendllng, age 18.
Wilson B. Wheeler, age 37,
Olive Mae Thompson, age 27.
Aloysius F. Scherbrlng, age
and Clara M. Kruse, age 22.
Densmore, age 24.
of the Season"—Mrs. Ja
"You and I"—Georglaetta Zid.
"Bright Summer Day"—Miss Mill-
^Recltatlon—Rose Siddell, Arlelgh
Wilson, Florence Berry.
On", Miss Pierces
Exercise, Eight Little Rose Buds
"How We Give"—Norman Pierce
Song—"Everything Sings of His
In the avenlng the subject of the
sermon will be "The New Era In
Asia and the Application of the the
Gospel to the Orient." The sermon
will be illustrated by about fifty col
HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL SATURDAY,
The great subscription campaign of
The Democrat' movetli onward. The
interest is on the Increase and citi
zens of this and.adjoining.counties.arc
watching-with interest the standing
of the numerous contestants and
many are giving Uberally.of.their.sup
pori. The great campaign and th?
worn valuable prizes to be awarded have
bewildered, electrified and amazed.thi
entire newspaper world, not only in
this county but the bordering ones as
And now for the final swing. The
time is passing rapidly, only 15 work
ing days left in which to win the
automobile or one of the California
trips. The "watchful waiting" policy
must of -necessity be. discarded and
the "AH things come to those who
wait" contestants, should bear in
mind that they must hustle while
they wait or they will be_left behind
In the race at the finish. Now, con
testants, is the time to do things.
Delay no longer but get out and get
busy. Do things and you are bound
to be one of the winners.
Heart to Heart Talk.
There is just one simple proceed
ing for those who desire with all
their hearts to win, and that Is to
make each remaining day left count.
Map out a strenuous campaign this
week and see where you will bolster
It up for your efforts now toeing
made can count for more if supple
mented but slightly. Several contest
ants will win out of the array of the
fine prizes. Will you be able to
pick yourself as a Victor? Be con
fident, but not over sanguine to the
point of having fully determined that
no further efforts for you are need
ed. Every opportunity which exists
will be taken with every ounce of
energy by the contestants, today, and
each remaining day left. Just think
It is less than three weeks until the
contest closes. Are you going to be
driving that Overland touring car
then? or are you going to rest, and
let some one else enjoy the comforts,
pleasure and motoring, all which is
closely associated with having a ^car
of your own.
Best Voting Power Left.
For each and every |20 turned- in
6n subscriptions, either new or old,
will award 50,000 special premium
votes. This lis the best voting pow
er left, and will be In force from
Wednesday, June 9 to Tuesday, June
16, at 6 p. m. All reports mailed be
fore 6 p. m. will count on this best
voting offer left. Kept this in your
voting offer left. Keep this in your
mind—there will be but one more
it will be a
much smaller vote
compared with the vote offer now in
force. The last few 4ays of the con:
test will close on the regular vote
schedule. Make this week count
while the best voting power left ex
"Fall in Love."
Most people "fall in love" with
San Francisco soon after their arriv
al because it
The Blue Bird's
Halstead M. Carpenter, age 24, and day.^-
ing. Mark Twain Tecords that on
his arrival he "fell In love with the
most cordial and sociable city In the
Union," and Julian street was so im
pressed that he wrote—"With her
hills San Francisco is Rome with
her harbor, she is Naples with her
hotels she Is New York, but with her
Francisco." She Is radiant, she lias
charms and lure. Those qualities
which*'-are gifts of the gods, .and
which,' though we recognize then*
instantly when we meet we are, un
able to describe. The question is
ot the people of Delaware county is
which three contestants fn the Demo
crat's contest will get to see the
greatest world's fair, and the—trip
that envelopes millions.of.wonder.and
scenery en route. Help your contes
tant to achieve, and win one of the
No Contestant Far In Lead.
As from the present status of votes
no contestant Is far -enough in the
lead ot startle any of the contestants
who have several thousands of votes
less Why? The contestants at the
bottom of the list can soon reachto
the top of the list by getting a^few
subscriptions now, and keep constant
ly at It until they reach the head ox
the list. Nobody can win success if
they are easily discouraged, so why
give up the race yet while you still
have a splendid opportunity to gain
headway, and be one of the winners,
of the Overland touring
the trips to the
Francis Getsel has purchased a
Stanley steamer from S. F. Crabb.
Miss Sadie Harris went to Water
loo last week to attend the com
Mrs. Charlotte Hull Is visiting
friends in Hopkinton.
Miss Hazel Perkins returned Mon
day from Western Iowa, where she
lias been teaching school the past
Mr. and Mrs. J. B.^McGuire and
daughter, Ellen, and Mrs. Ellen
Toomer, of Oxford, are visiting rela
tives In Delhi and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Reid Jones, of
Bynum, Montana, are parents of a
fine boy, born May fe. Mrs. Jones
was formerly Miss Minerva Burton
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Crabb moved
to West Union the past week.
The usual crowd attended the an
nual picnic at the lake last Wednes
day evening and report a good time.
Mrs. R. C. Lusk, of
JUNE 26, THE END OF OUR CAMPAIGN
CONTESTANTS DO YOU REALIZE THAT THE CLOSE OF OUR
CAMPAIGN IS ONLY 15 MORE WORKING DAYS AWAY.
FATHER TIME WILL BE IN SUCH RAPID FLIGHT THAT YOU
WILL HARDLY HAVE TIME TO CATCH YOUR BREATH..
Taustlnia .. ..
iiuw dispose of/the ladies ot the Congre
clubs and her people she is aan
otia to MHknt- finA has
Following is the vote standing read
ing in order up to Wednesday naon,
June 9, 1915. Who will head the list
next week? ".
was a guest of Mrs. F. -E. Stimson
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Adams and
daughters were Dubuque "visitors,
Mr. and Mrs. James Grapes, of
Manchester were recent guests at
Mrs. Gwen Bentz and daughter,
Ethel, returned from Spencer, Satur-
visiting her sister, Mrs. D. F. Jones.
Mrs. L. M. Barnes visited. Straw
berry Point friends last week.
J. H. Frankfort has bought a lot
of Mrs. M. D. Stone and will build
a bungalow this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Stone,'Mrs. M.
D.- Stone-and Miss Ella Hance, were
In Manchester, Friday^
The Delhi boys won the ball' game
by a score of 3 to 4, with the Man
chester boys, Saturday.
Miss Berdena E. Angell, only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. An
gell, and Mr. Arthur Schmidt, were
united in marriage at the home of
the bride's parents, at high noon
on Wednesday, June 2, 1915, by.RieV.
C. W Skinner. A company of about
fifty.. were present. After .the cere
mony a three course dinner was
served, and many beautiful gifts of
silverware, cut glass and table linen,
were presented the happy' couple.
They will make their home in Delhi,
where the groom is engaged in tlie
mercantile business. A host of
friends wish them happiness' and
Dr. J. C. Doolittle, of Des Moines,
visited relatives in town the first of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Simons are par
ents of a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Swinburne and
Mr. and Mrs. O. W, Smith were in
ST. XAVIER'S COMMENCEMENT.
Thfe annual commencement of St.
Xavier's school will be. held at
the City Opera house this, evening.
The commencement address will be
delivered by Rev. Father Nugent of
On Monday evening of this week
the members of the school presented
the scriptural drama entitled "the
Mystic Rose, or Pilate's Daughter."
A large audience was in attendance.
The following, is the cast of char
Claudia Proclla, Wife of Pilate:'. .-.
Claudea, Pilate-'s Daughter
(8 years old) .yAlice McCormick
Claudia, (10 years later)..........
Leviia Louise Lux
Maxima ... .Hazel Clark
Servants In Pilate's House—
Leah .... .. Marguerite Goen
Rebecca .... .. .... Clare Tleraey
Iris .. «,. .Berenta Kellay
Appia *. ,~ -. .Mary Cannon
Lydia .. Catherine Barnd
Josephine Thurn, Anna Malpn$,
Afra, A Roman Sorceress
.... ..Irene Sullivan
Servia... .. ..
Stella ... .. ..:
.... „.H. Clark
•If y.ou have any old papers, mag
azines'or books, that you wish to
church are gathering a car
load at the present time and If you
will notify- either Mrs. E. B. Stiles
or. Mrs. C. J. Seeds by phone, the
papers will be collected.
—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamblin
and children of Earlvllle arrived in
the city on Saturday evening for. a
visit at the homes of Mr. Hamblln's
mother, Mrs. Enos Hamblin, and.Mrs.
W. D. Hoyt. Mr. Hamblin returned
to his home.the first of the week
and Mrs. Hamblin and the children
remained in the city, for a longer
PARK VIEW -HOSPITAL NOTES.
List of contributions receaved for
Mrs. Goodhile .. $1.00
Mrs. Fred Munson ...1.00
Mrs.- Lannius 1-00
Mrs. L. E. French .. .25
Mrs. W. 3.-Miller, 3 quarts of
Mrs. J^B.."Enos, glass of jelly and
Mrs. R.' W. Porteuos, 50 cents.
Mrs. W. W. Moore, 2 crash towels.
Mrs.: Randall, 1 can of tomatoes.
Mrs. 'Burdett Young. -2 quarts of
Miss Mary Link, 1 quart of fruit,
Mrs. Sam Lien, 2 quarts of canned
Mrs. Hugh ^Mtddleton, glass "of jelly
and 1-2 bushel, ot potatoes.
Mr. Miles Blair, $5.00.
Mrs. Lawrence, 25 cents.
Mrs. Smith, 4 quarts of fruit.
Mrs. Boynton, $5.00.
Mrs. A. T. Coon, 2 sheets, 1 pair
of pillow cases, 6 bath towels.
Mrs. Lou Wells, 4 quarts of fruit.
Miss Miles, sofa pillow and a pair
Mrs. S.. K. Meyers, 2 dozen cans
of Campbell's soup.
Mrs. John Scheming, table cloth.
Mrs. Ralph Works, 2 quarts of
Mrs.T Shelly, jelly and canned
"Lend a Hand" society of Dela
ware township, 1 table cloth, 2 doz
en of eggs, and roll of old cloths.
Open Court Bible Class of Con
gregational church, $12.
Mrs. Ed. Frawell, $2.00.
Mrs, Percy Strickland,. 6 quarts of
Call Martin, tray of dishes.
Miss Robinson, 4 quarts of fruit,
and 1-2 dozen towels.
—Read what B. C. Hall has to
say in his change of advertisement
—Mrs. C. K.. Hudson's Sun
school class-are enjoying a picnic
the river this afternoon.
—W. H. -Smith has an advi
ment on another page of this
in: which he gives some interi
facts about cooper wagons and
gies. Mr. Smith has a display
Cooper wagons and buggies at
Novelty Stables, in this city. Read
what he lias to say In his announce
is ment. t.
WEDNESDAY. JUNE 9, 1915
-CEDAR RAPIDS BUSINESS MEN
The wholesalers', jobbers, manufac
turer^ bankers and other business
men of the Cedar Rapids Commer
cial-Club will be. at Manchester on
Friday, June 1$, from 1:00 p, m. to
2:10 p. m.
The visitors will call upon the
business men of the city interested
In their respective lines of business
and hope to find our business men
at their places of business during
the time of the visit.
These booster trips are for the
purpose of forming a better acquaint
ance and understanding between the
jobbing houses and manufacturers
and other Institutions and their cus
tomers throughout the state, and
the history of past excursions proves
that great benefit results from these
trips. Year after year the merchant
orders from the wholesaler, jobber
or factory through their salesmen or
by mail, but seldom, if ever, has an
opportunity of meeting the head of
the institution from which he buys
his goods. On these trips, however,
he meets face to face and shakes
hands with not the traveling man,
but the head of the house, which
not only promotes a feeling of good
fellowship, but a better understand
Ing of the needs of the customers
and the community In which he is
located, and on which he is depend
ent for his trade.
The booster train consists of a
finely equipped specially chartered
Pullman train of three sleepers, din
lag car, baggage car. day coach, a
parlor car and will bring to our city
about 100 representatives or Cedar
Rapids' institutions, including the
Fifty-third Regiment Band, which will
furnish music during their stay with
Cedar Rapids was one of the first
cities in Iowa to make these trips,
and has been conducting them suc
cessfully for over seventeen years.
This year's tour leaves Cedar Rapids
on Tuesday morning, stopping that
night at Manley Wednesday visiting
all places to Albert Lea, where train
is taken by C„ M. & St. P-
tin to Lyle from thence by Illinois
Central to Osage for night Thursday
visit cities between Osage and Ced
ar Falls, and Friday from Raymond
to Cedar Rapids.
As before-noted, these trips are de
voted entirely to what is practically
ttie wholesale interests of Cedar Rap
ids. It is not a trip on which the
members except to sell goods, _ai
ttiough they never refuse orders, but
aife more than anxious to—consult
with the local business men on any
point which will tend to make busi
better and life pleasanter.
WARNING BY DAIRY AND FOOD
As a means)of promoting fair deal
ing in fresh berries and small fruits
commonly sold In boxes, the Iowa
Weight and Measure law makes it
compulsory to sell' these fruits .In
boxes having an interior capacity of
one quart, pint or half pint dry meas
ure. The use of boxes of any other
capacity is prohibited even, when
such boxes bear a statement .as to
the quantity they contain.
The use of boxes of standard sizes
with, raised bottoms is not prohibit
ed^on "the -contrary their use is
stTongter recominfcHded by the Dairy,
and Ko6d Commissioner, W. B. Bar
ney. 'He points out the fact that the
raised bottdm prevents the crushing
of the fruit in the lower boxes when
they are packed in the' usual form
of- shipping case, and Insures the.
berries reaching' the consumer in a
far better condition than when the
flush bottom boxes are used. The
raised bottom also permits* air. to
circulate more, freely beneath the
berries, keeping them drier, and less
likely to be contaminated with mold
Mr. Barney receives numerous
complaints in regard
ihat are not fulLof berries when pur
"of" berries when it
leaves the field is, or shouldbe,
packed" full but" loosely. As -these
boxes jar and jolt during shipment,
there Is considerable settling. _of the
fruit and the boxes appear "short
when received. This shrinkage is
unavoidable and is greater, on- ber
ries that have been, shipped long dis
tances.:. As our home grown berries
require but short hauls to reach the
market, the boxes will be. found
more nearly full and less, compact.
Berry producers and shippers
should be careful in purchasing ber
ry boxes that will not meet the re
quirements of the state law, as such
boxes and their contents are subject
to confiscation by the food inspect
ors. The wet season will no doubt
make our home grown berries soft
and considerable care should be
used In packing them dry and loose.
Mr. Barney gives the following as
the best method of. handling straw
berries, raspberries and blackberries
in the home. The berries should, be
at once emptied upon plates and
the berries spread out so as to per
mit of the free circulation of air.
The plates should then be placed in
a cool but dry place. A shelf in the
pantry is a far better place than
on a damp cellar floor.- Ice boxes
In,which the air is still and damp
is a very poor place for berries^-
COUNTY FAIRS IN
Dates for several of the county
fairs in eastern Iowa, have been an
nounced as follows:
Anamosa District Fair—August 9
to 13, at Anamosa.
Cedar County Fair—September 8
to 11, at Tipton.
Clayton County Fair—August 31
to September 2, at Strawberry Point.
Clinton County. Fall"—September 8
to 10, at De Witt.
Jackson County Fair—August
to September 3, at Maquoketa.
Jones County Fair—August 23
27, at Montlcello.
Linn County Fair—August
September 3, at Central City.
Interstate Fair—August 17 to
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Kittle M. Taylor and Husband- to J.
W. Griffith,- lot 2, snb-divislon of
E.- pt. N. W. 1-4, section 1-4, sec
tion 29, Elk township $1200.00.
John W. Hollister to Florence M.
Zirtzman, lot 7, and the E. 54 feet,
lot 8", sub-division of lot 9, of N.
E. of section 29, Delaware town
Josephine "O'Hagan to. L. J. Bowman,
W. 1-2, lot 68, Masonville, Iowa, $1
E.- H. Hoyt and wife to Elizabeth
Harris, lot 168 and N. 1-2, lot 175,
Manchester, Iowa' $1
A. Grimes and Emma Grimes to
Ejneline Jones, part of sub-division
of the" N. W. of the S. E. section
4, Colony township $80.00.
[ary J. Paddock to Charles E. Smith
I- 1.1 .11.- Win |MV
OF THE WEEK
WHAT MANCHESTER PEOPLE
ARE DOING AT HOME AND
IEV1EV AND FOIECAST OF THE VEEI
Itoma of a Personal and General
Nature picked Up About
—E. C. PerkinB of Delhi was a vis-,
itor in Manchester on Tuesday.
Miss Marian Oliver went to Inde
pendence last week for a visit with
—W.,C. Amsden went to St. Paul
Minnesota, on Friday for a several
•A meeting of St. Xavier's Alum
ni will be held on Thursday evening
of this week.
—The Thursday Afternoon club
met last week at the home of Mrs.
Misses Ruby Long and Ella
Cates were visitors in Independence
on Friday of last week.
•The Mystic Workers will meet
with Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman
on Friday evening, June lith.
—Mrs. M. P. Hennessey will en
tertain a company of friends next
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
-Mr. and Mrs. Will Scanlon, of
west of this city, are the parents of
a son born on Monday, June 7, 1915.
-Mr. and Mrs. Richard Condon
and son and daughter are visiting
with Mrs. Condon's sister in Chica
-J. L. Kelsey had the misfortune
to break his arm while cranking his
Ford car, which he recently pur
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Carr and
children left this morning for San
Francisco, California, to attend the
—J. M. Jones & Sons give some
interesting, facts regarding the Ford
car in their change of advertise
ment this week.
•Mrs. Henry Goodhile and Mrs.
J. M. Jones entertain a company of
friends at a dinner tomorrow at the
home of Mrs. Goodhile.
•J. B. Higinan and daughter went
to Cedar Rapids on Tuesday. morn
ing, where Mr. Higman attended a
meeting of the Masonic lodge.
•The Delaware County State Bank
has a change of advertisement in
this issue of The Democrat which
will be of interest, to our readers.
Buford Donnelly was in, the city
on Friday morning on Ills way from
Ryan to Dubuque, where he has a
position in an.,automobile garage.
•Miss Avis Goodwin' returned' to
Waterloo on Sn nday"^JtGM«?ou fjfftr
aC '-visit IrT'the' city at the -home heir
parents, Mr. and "Mrs, K, Goodwin.
—A special communication of Man
chester Lodge, No. 165 A. F. & A.
M., will be held on Friday evening,
June 11th. Work on 'the first de
—Mr. and Mrs. A. "Weir left on
Saturday morning for their home at
^Cumberland," Iowa, after* a visit' -in
the city at the home of their son,. C.
-r^-Mrs.. Will Crosier and son, of
Coggon were visitors in the city the
latter part .of last week at the home
of life fprmer's parents, Mr.
E. E. Morsel
'—Leviv Gates, who lias a position
with the-, state engineering depart
ment at- Ames, lias,
relatives and. .friends
for several, days
—Miss Laura .NorriS',
been ah Instructor in '.St. Margaret's
hall, a girl's school at Boise, vIdaho,
has returned to Manchester for the.
—Irving Long arrived in the city
on Saturday morning from Vermil
lion, South Dakota, where he has
been attending the law department
of. the state university.
Misses Edna Cowles, Elga Tra
ver and Florence Sheppard left on
Monday morning for Iowa Falls
where they will attend summer
school at Ellsworth College.
—If you are planning to build a
home in the near future, the Man
chester Lumber Company has a
change of advertisement, which will
be of interest to you. Read what
they have to say.
F. B. Johnson has a change of
advertisement in this issue in which
he advises farmers, whose corn has
been injured by the wet and cold
weather, to sow German millett seed.
Read what he has to say.
—Miss Alma LeRoy is at Bougli
keepsle, New York, where she is at
tending the commencement exercis
es of Vassar College, and a reunion
of the class of 1900, of which is a
member. Before returning home
Miss LeRoy- will visit at several otil
er points in the east.
—Mr. and Mrs. A. S. R. Reynolds of
Fort Dodge, Iowa, has been visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Lawrence at Dundee during the past
week. Mr. Reynolds is a brother of
Mrs. Lawrence. Mr. and Mrs. Rey
nolds have just recently returned
frcan San Francisco, where they at
tended the exposition.
—The Ladies' Aid society and
Missionary society of the Baptist
church will meet on next Wed
nesday, June 16th, at the home of
Mrs. F. L. Durey, four and one-lialf
miles south-west of Manchester. Con
veyances.: will be furnished for all
who wish to attend. A cordial invi
tation is extended to all.
T-r-Charles Glissendorf and daughter
of White Lake, South Dakota, are
visiting in the city at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Pettlon. Mr.
Glissendorf and daughter expect to
leave the latter part of this week
for Chicago, where they will spend
several days visiting with relatives
and before returning to their home
they will also visit in Milwaukee.
—Mrs. M. R. Kerr.and her daughter
Miss Blanche Kerr, of Dubuque will
be the guests of friends, in that city
Saturday and Sunday. Miss Kerr
is the possessor of well trained and
pleasing soprano voice, and she has
consented to sing at the services at
the:' Congregaitlonal church both
morniilg and evening. Miss Kerr has
been a member of the choir of the
First Congregational church' of" Du
buque for a number of years and
and wife, lot 10 and W. 16 1-2 ft.
of lot 2, block .1, Toogood and has been heard in this.city on a form
Bethel's sub-division off part: of er occasion, and music lovers of
lot "I" of Iowa- Land Company's the city will be pleased to hear her was renewing old acquaintances
sub-division, Manchester .. ..$1.00. again on next Sunday.
—Mrs. Minnie VanAnda is a visit
or in Waterloo this week.
—Miss Mary Link was an
Sunday visitor in Dyersville.
—Mrs. Oscar Sallsberg was a
visitor In Dubuque on Monday.
—George Klaus was a business
visitor in Colesburg on Tuesday.
—L. F. Langford of Wisconsin is a
business visitor in the city this
—Mrs. Robert Allen, of Independ
ence is a guest ot her mother, Mrs.
John M.alven this week.
—Mrs. A, Thorpe was a guest of
her sister, who resides in the west
em part of the state last week
—Mrs. Margery Hoyt and son went
to Storm Lake, Iowa, on Tuesday
morning for a several days visit with
—Miss Hazel Green left on Mon
day morning for Fayette to attend
the summer school at Upper Iowa
—Mrs. William Smith and baby of
Epworth arrived in the city on Mon
day evening for a visit at the home
of her parents.
—Mrs. W. P. Bissell and son. War
ren, have moved to their farm near
Greeley, where they will spend the
-Gildner Bros, quotes some at
tractive prices on st.raw hats in
their advertisement this week. Read
what they have to say.
—Miss Nina Carhart expects to
leave in a few days for Chicago,
where she will attend summer school
at the Chicago University.
-Mrs. C. S. -Lister left last Fri
day for Beloit, Wisconsin, to spend
two weeks visiting at the home of
her sister. Mrs. Von Oven.
Mrs. Milton Byrnes of Cedar Rap
ids spent several days of last week
with her sister, Mrs. M. J. Brltt, on
East Union street in this city.
^-George M. Dorman, J. E. Nye
and Archie Lyman went to Cedar
Rapids Monday night to attend a
meeting of the Masonic Order.
-Miss Myrtle Midkiff went to
Hopkinton on Saturday night, where
her sister, Miss Josie Midkiff, gradu
ates from Lenox college this week.
—Mrs. N. H. Hyde and Mrs. Will
Locke entertained a company, of thir
ty ladies at the home of Mrs. Hyde
at 6:30 dinner on Monday evening.
-The Snodgress Clothing Company
call attention to their line of straw
hats In their change of advertisement
this week. Read what they have to
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Phenicie
went to Rochester, Minnesota, on
Tuesday mroning, where they enter
the Mayo hospital for medical treat
Miss Irene Duba of Waterloo,
who has been a guest of her sister.
Miss Alma Duba, in this city since
Sunday, returns to her home this
—.Miss Jenie McCarren returns to
Manchester this week- from Minneap
olis', Minnesota, where she has been
an instructor in the schools for sev
...—Mr3. H, .T Ports and children
left on Suuday for .Grininjll
brief visit before going to $ an Diego,
Califol-nia, "wheVe .they wlll-spend sev
—Stearns & McCormick have a
Change of advertisement this week
in. ..which they talk about -porch
chairs,, swings and hammocks. See.
their announcement, on .page 8.,.
—Manchester friends of MP,: afld
Mrs. Ralph Norton will be interested
in learning -that they expect to sail
from New York City on the Steamer
St. Paui for England on June 19th.
—Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Denton leave
this week for Portland, Oregon,
where they will spend several days
and from there they will go to San
Francisco to attend the exposition.
—Mrs. T. J. Jacobs left today for
Elgin, Illinois, for a visit at the
home of her daughter,' Mrs! Paul
Gilbext. Before returning home Mrjfc
Jacobs will visit at Fjreeport
—Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Smith and
Mr. and Mrs. A, C. Phillip left on.
Monday for Clear Lake to attend a
state convention of Iowa druggists.
The trip was made overland in Mr.
—T. J. Jacobs left today for
Friend, Nebraska, where he will
spend several days visiting with
friends. Mr. Jacobs will also visit
with relatives and friends at Sterling
and Springfield, Illinois, before re
—Mesdames D. A. Preussner, W. C.
Gloer, F. B. Assmus and John Fardy
autoed to Hopkinton on last Friday
for a visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Will Reed. From Hopkinton
Mr. and Mrs. Reed accompanied the
party to Anamosa to attend the au
Died at his home in the city of
Dubuque, on Friday morning, June
4, 1915, Levi A. Douglas, aged sixty
five years. Death came as a relief
from a wearisome illness. He was
born in Dubuque on April 5, 1850,
and died in that city on the above
date. He was married on November
23, 1879, to Miss Annie Jamison, who
is left to mourn liis demise, as are
also two- brothers and two sisters.
Ithmer, of California, and Forest,
whose address is unknown, Mrs.
Mary Smith, of Jackson, Michigan
and Mrs. Sarah Fields, of Israel, Ar
kansas. For many years they made
their home in Earlvllle, Iowa, where
he followed the carpenter trade, later
moving to Manchester, and again to
Dubuque, where he was engaged in
photographic work. He was a mem
ber of Manchester Lodge, I. O. O."
F. and Dubuque Rebekah Lodge. The
funeral was held on Sunday after
noon,- conducted by Rev. A. W.
Wiggins. Interment in Fairvlew-cem
Among those in attendance-at the
funeral of the late Levi Douglas,
were James Norris and Mrs. Holt
man, of Delhi, Mr. I. V. Graham, of
Dubuque, Mr.- and Mrs. Thomas
Given, Mrs. Rose Evans, Mrs.'H. G.
Utley, Mrs. Fred Hamblin," Mrs.
Clarke and Mr. O. B. Dunham, of
Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Breckenridge,
of Cldrion, Iowa, are the parents of
a baby daughter, Mrs. Breckenridge
was formerly Miss Verna Tietge.
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Cloud are the
parents of a daughter, born Sunday
morning, June 6.
Mrs. J. L. Miller and sons left
Monday evening' for a visit at Mon
Mrs. John Breckon was a Manches
ter passenger, Monday.
Mrs. Roy Baskerville and daugh
ters were Cedar Rapids passengers,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shaenbeck re
turned Monday from a visit in Du
John Goldsmith, of Parkersburg
town this week.
SUPERVISORS SET DATE FOR
ESTIMATED COST BUILDING $50,000
Is Proposed to Erect New
tution on Tirrill Property
West Union Street.
At a meeting of the board of su
pervisors held on Monday, the date
for the. special county election for
submitting to the voters the ques
tion of levying a half mill tax for
the erection of a modern hospital for
Delaware county, was fixed for
Thursday, September 9tli, 1915.
Several weeks ago a committee
began the work of securing two hun
dred signatures to a petition
for the purpose of asking the
board of supervisors to call a special
election for the above proposition.
According to the law, it is the duty
of the board to call such an election,
providing a petition is presented to
them, with at least two hundred
signatures of freeholders of the
county, and one hundred and fifty
of which must come from outside of
the county seat. The required num
ber of signatures were easily secur
ed and the sentiment of the-people
generally who were visited were in
favor of erecting a modern hospital,
where Delaware county citizens may
send sufferers and receive expert
It is proposed that the new hospi
tal building .shall be erected on- the
Tirrill property on West..Union street
and the same to cost aBout $50,000.,
which will accommodate"'about- forty
beds and be modernly equipped. The
citizens of Delaware county may
readily see the benefits that are de
rived from the work which is done
at Park View hospital on a much
mailer scale, and it is realized that
the county is much in need of a
HOME PART OF
FARM TOUR. $
On the Delaware county tcur which
will be made on June 18, 1915, .the
women will have an important part
of the day's program. Short talks
will be made at four or five of the
stops by a member of. the Hotpe
Economics Division of the Agricul
tural Extension Department ot '.to#
State College at Ames.
The talks for the/women, on the
farm tours will Include some of tlje I
most practical, and valuable, subjects
concerning the h"6me and Its. care.
Some of the£ tdpics which will be,*
considered are: "Management',^of A
tiie Home,", '•Generate Study.iio%
(••oii'i' jrifiliation wipr other r"*
Bread/' "Eggs. Milk and
"Sanitation "Tiie House and, its
Arrangement "School Luncheons?",
N. L." Landers, chairman\*t.*
committee, iQf.:arrangements for.. Uie A
arej county .to,. MS
undertaken on Friday,: June 18,' ./»ias
received from C. A. Swindell the de- $
tailed route of the run. Mr.. Swin
dell, who is familiar with the loca
tion of the prominent breeders and
the best roads leading to them, has
been busy for a week or mo.re get
ting the route shaped up, to the
best advantage. The run will stait
from Hopkinton promptly at .8:30
Friday morning, following the arriv
al of the passenger and. ..the "pro
fessors from Ames, proceeding west.
from Hopkinton,. the tour will stop
at the following places:
1 Farm of J. J3. Supple, breeder of
Poland China hogs, Hazel'Green
2. At. W.. F. Drummy's, breeder of
Durocs and Poland Chinas
3. In Ryan for a brief address.
4. At W. B. Robinson's Alex'^Rob
inson's, C. A. Swindell's, -west' of
Ryan in Adams township. These
men will have their stock all- as
sembled, so that one stop Will do
5. At farm of Carrothers Bros,
in Prairie Norman and Belgian
horses, Shorthorn'and Guernsey cat
ft. At Charles. Lundhall's in prai
rie. He is said to have the best
equipped farm in Prairie township
and' the finest white pine grove in
7. Manchester for dinner.
8. At Earlvllle. As the return
trip will be made through Earlvllle
a stop may not be taken until the
8 1-2. Senator J. H. Trewln's
farm, just north of Earlvllle.
9. At W. H. Clute's. Hogs horses
9 1-2. At Neiderfrank farm. A
Shorthorn herd that ,is said to be
10. J. U. Rector farm in Oneida.
11. Visit to the A. B. Holbert
importing stables in Greeley. Mr.
Holbert will join the tour at Man
chester and will welcome the tour
ists to his fine display of imported
12. At Petersburg in Bremen
township, where a short talk will
The return will be made from here.
through Bremen township to Earl
vllle and home.
Ball, J. P.
Bebee, Miss Gladys, G. D.
Galloway, Mr. William.
-Kohl, MK Aug.
Letters remaining uncalled fer
June 7,. 1915, at Manchester postof
Langdon, Charles Mr..
McCalley, Harry, Mr. and Mrs.'
Milam, Mr. C. W.
Swires, Mr. Carl.
Timmons, Mr. Roy.
These letters will be sent to the
dead letter office June 21, 1915, if
not called for before that date.
SENATOR KENYON DELIVERS
United States Senator William S.
Kenyon of Fort Dodge delivered the
annual commencement address in ...
this city on last Friday evening, be
fore a large audience. The address
by Senator Kenyon was very ably
given and was listened to. with much
interest by the audience.
Senator Kenyon was a -guest.: of
honor of the Board of Education of
this, city at a 6:30 dinner at the
Clarence House on "Friday evening,