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VOL. XLL^'%£21§^ SIWOO IS QUOTA FOR DEUWARE CO. V' .'V X/'.V.' CALL PLANS ARE MADE TO RAISE SUM IN ONE-DAT DRIVE NEXT SATURDAY. :W ORGANIZE BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS i!j£\ -jFea Per Cent, of Subscription Must Be Paid. When Applleattoa Is, sl»Be4L _JD is'i The quota of Delaware county in the ^Fourth Liberty Bond drive, which opens Saturday, September 28ti, and closes on October 19th, will be $1,157, 900, according to announcement Just received from" the chairman of the Quota Committee tor Iowa. Iowa's Quota in the first Liberty Bond campaign was $45,000,000, whligi was $20.23 per capita. -The state sub scribed* only $30,740,V00, divided tween 60,000 subscribers. On the sec ond Liberty Bond Issuance the state's quota'waa increase* to |74£&0,000, the per capita rate being advanced to, $33.51. Thestate subscribed $8l,0«T, 400, divided between 238,080 subscrib ers. In the- third Liberty Bond cam paign Iowa's quota was 171,050,000, whldB was $31.94 per capita. The I state oversubscribed this quota haav lly 650,000 subscribers taking bonds to the total of $117,211,450, almost four times the .amount subscribed in the first campaign Altogether Iowa has bought 9230, 999,450 worth of Liberty Bonds whVPtt, wa« $40,000^00 more than the amount' apportioned to it. In the last. driva eleven tfanes as many lowanfc bought bondp as in the first drive. Delaware county has adopted the method'adopted by all of the counties in Iowa for nUsing their quota is the Fourth Lean, and that is to organize the county by townships and school districts, and in place of committees of busy farmers and business men spending several days, if not weeks, in soliciting the sale of bonds, every res ident of the-county will receive a let-' ter this week explaining the Fourth Liberty Bond issue, and giving his in dividual quota, and also designating the place' where subscriptions are to be. taken. This method should at once appeal to every citizen of the county, since it will eliminate much hard woi-k on the part of certain men who are called upon .by the govern ^WMt tojdp^tfte soucittos. Through Banks In County. Every resident of Delaware county :should .make his application for bonds through some.bank in the conn* ty, in ofder to have Delaware county get credit on its quota. Ia the Fourth Liberty Bond issue the subscriber must pay ten per cent, of the amount he subcribes for at the time the application is signed. In 'former bond issues only five per cent was asked when the applications were signed. Twenty per cent, will be due November 21st twenty per cent, on December 19 twenty per cent, on January 30th. Subscription Centers for Fourth lib erty Loan. Below we give a list of places where subscriptions will be tak$n, the amounts each district is to raise, and the hours when subscribers are to go to the various places: Manchester, quota, $218,100, all three wards in the court house, hours 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Richland township, quota $56,006 Sheldon schodl district at Sheldon school house, and Forestville at Shel don school house on Friday evening from 7 to 0 Butterfleld district at Butterfield school house Saturday from 9 a. m. to 12 noon. Rest of town-, ship at Dundee Bank from 9 a. m. t(f 9 p.m. Elk township, quota, $71,100, at Greeley Opera House, from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Colony township, quota, $64,000, City Hall at Colesburg, ffom 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. Bremen township, quota, $73,500, Center school house in District No. 5, from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. Oneida township, quota, $112,500 Earlville, at Council room from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. Delaware voting pre cinct 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. Oneida vot ing precinct 8 a. m. -to 9 p. m. Delaware township, quota, $29,609i School districts 5 and 6 at Red School, house 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. Oneida Con solidated. and Rock Prairie, at Rock Prairie from 8 a.jn. to 9 p. m. Man chester Independent School District utside city, and Spring Branch school strict, in court house, supervisor's oom, from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. Coffins Grove township, quota, $48. 000, each school district at its school house from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Prairie township, quota, $38,600, Districts 1, 2 and 5 at Wenger school o. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Districts 3, and 8 at Center school No. 6 from 1 to 3 p. m. Districts 4 and 7 at Car rotbers school No. 4 from 1 to 3 p. m. Milo township, quota, $32,500. Each lstrict at its school house Friday ght, September 27th." Delhi township, q«ota, $66,300, at G. A.' R. hall in Delhi, ^rom 9 a. m. to 9. p. m. fcNorth Fork township, quota, $33, 940 at Lebe school house from 9 a. to 9 p. m. South Fork township, quota. $105, 00 Hopkinton Opera House, from a. m. t6 9 p. m. Union townships quota, $36,600 Buck Creek school house, from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Hazel Green township, quota, $50, 100 Center school house, from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Adams township, qdota, $71,700 A*AH Pomma AX I OWA, BsaonD-CFCAIE MARSBf I W i3-, H! UP AGAINST IT-FOR SPACE. The Democrat Is up against it this week for space, and is unable to pub. lish all of the reading matter prepared for this issue. At the solicitation of the Treasury Department the mer chants and business men of Manchester have generously given ore^ their advertising space to boost* Ing the sale of the Fourth Liberty Bonds. The unusually lhrge amount of Liberty Bond advertising puts the publishers in a. peculiar position The government restricts us to'a certain number of pages per issue, and in or der to take care of the Liberty Loan advertising there was bat one course open to as, and that is to held ever a large amount of reading matter for future tesae. The sale of the fourth Liberty Beads Is tile Important thing at this time, and for that reason we ask the readers of The Democrat to hear with in ear predicament la net being able to supply as much reading mat ter as we had on our desk. Left all get ready for Saturday, September 28th, -and subscribe for Just as many bonds as possible. Vower Hill school house, from 9 a.m. t» 5 p. m. Honey Creek township, quota, $55,i UQ0 School districts 1, 2 and 6 '(Honey Creek territory of Greeley Consolidated) meet at sohool house in District No. 1 from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. 8chool Districts 3 and 4 at school house in District No. 3, at 8 a. m. to 5 p. nCi School districts 7, 8, 9 and 10 meettat Thorpe Town Hall from. 8 a. m. to "5 p. m. Bdgewood foreclnct meet at offlce of R. J. Bizby in Edge wood ffom 8 a. m. to 5 p. JOINT MEETING IS "HUMMER A large nnnffber of the' representa tive men of Delaware county, members of the Council of Defense and Liberty Loan Committee, mdt at the court house Friday afternoon to listen to one of the ablest addresses given here, in many a day, the speaker of the af ternoon being Mr. Wallace of Council Bluffs, Iowa. The meeting was called to order by Mayor F. H. Munson, chair man of the County Couhcll of Defense, A. R. LeRoy, chairman of the liberty Loan committee, explained some' of the details of the plan of selling thebppda in the Fourth Liberty Loan. ./^f ^, Mr. Munson introduced Mr. Wallace, who then spoke for more than an hour on various phases of patriotic work, Speaking of the pro-German situation aura*ld itvwas.mpr«(„s«jpusM Iowa than most people are inclined to be lieve, and.it was his opinion that in many instances the pro-German could be converted into a 100 per cent American by a course oi education, by shotting him the advantages of this oountry, and how it Is the duty of every man to stand by the government in its time of need. He said that this course will prove successful if tM right kind of men are selected to deal with those who are not heart and soul in the war, while the yellow paint method simply widens the breach. At the conclusion of his speech sev eral men asked Mr. Wallace a number of questions. One of the questions asked was: "-What was to be done with the man who will not subscribe for his share of Liberty Bonds?" Mr. Wallace said in answer: ''Be sure your quota is right, and then don't compromise with the man anymore than the American soldiers would compromise with the Huns in No Man's Land." Mr.- Wallace was heart ily applauded by the men present. «L4S BELLE KEARNEY COKING. Manchester Is to have a great treat next Friday evening, September 27th, at the M. E. church, in the lecture to be given by Miss Belle Kearney, con sidered one of the ablest platform speakers in the country today. She has been secured through the fortun ate circumstance of having to pass through Manchester on her way from Missouri -to Michigan, to fill engage ments in the latter state.^S^®^ in the latter state. Miss Kearney has recently returned from Europe, where she did relief work for war sufferers. She has ad dressed large audiences in both Eu rope and America. In London, Eng., she' addressed an audience of 10,000, in Convention Hall in Washington an equally large gathering, and in Tor onto 4,000. Everywhere she received most cordial demonstrations of appro val and most distinguished atten tions. No one can afford to miss hear ing this brilliant lecturer, traveler and writer. Time, eight o'clock. Ad mission freel HIGMAN FAMILY HAS CLOSE CALL Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Higman and daughter, had a close call from serious injuries If not deith last Sunday while driving on the Hawkeye Highway a short distance west of Winthrop. It appears that Mr. Higman's daughter was driving the car and as they were about to cross the Illinois Central trackB Just west of Winthrop she be came confused add applied the brakes Just as the auto was approaching the crossing. «»e "kHtai" the engine, and the occupants of the car were forced to jump for their lives. They had barely gotten out of the car when the freight train crashed into the car. and badly damaged it _______________ y-f BENEFIT DANCE. The first dance of the given in the Armory on lag, September 27th. Cai chestra will furnish the mi occasion. Proceeds from will be used to help win the tators 28c. Everyone inviti will be lay even ts or for the dance ir. Spec- inter'! "32 THIRTY-SEVEN MEN WILL ENTRAIN SOON ",A: 3. Alt- DELAWARE COUNTY'S QCOT NOUNCED. EXHAUSTS CLASS ONE. LOCAL BOARD OFFICE BUSY PLACE Questionnaires Practically All Mailed to Men Between 19 and 36. Clasjlfioitions Being Made. J, Thirty-sevei» men of Class One, qualified for general military duty will entrain from Manchester for Camp Dodge during the five day per iod of October 7th, according to an or-, der received by the Local Board on Tuesday morning. The exact date of entrainment will probably be received the latter part of the week. When this quota Is filled there will remain only two men in Class One. It was impossible to give the names at the men to go, since there ire still um ber of cases to be deoided by the Dis trict Board at Waterloo. The com plete lia^t will be announced in next week's Jsaae 4f The Democrat. Three Limited Service men will leave Manchester on October 4th, at 3:10, and will go to Jefferson Bar racks, Mo., tor service. These have not been selected by the board as yet Local Board Is Basy. Since a day or two aftOr the big registration cm September 12th, the Local Exemption Board office has been a mighty busy place. The board has had the assistance of numerous Manchester men in making duplicate copies of the registration cards, proof reading the Bame, and assisting with the work of mailing a hundred or more questionnaires each day. Tonight the board will mail the.last of the ques tionnaires to the jieglstrants between the ages of 19 and 36, inclusive. Each day's mail brings a big stack of ques tionnaires which have been filled and returned to the hoard, and each even ing, the members of the board spent Jong hours in passing on the classi fications, of the registrants. The order of liability for military service cannot be announced until the "master" sheet of the drawing at Washington is received by the board, which,.Kill, piphably. jtt about a week. CELEBRATE 25TH WEDDING NIVEBSJlRY. -A large company of relatives, friends and old time neighbors gath ered, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C^M. Hanna in North Manchester, last Wednesday, September 18th, to as sist this worthy couple in properly observing the 2&th anniversary of their marriage, and also to celebrate Mr. Hanna's 62nd birthday. The guests began to assemble during the forenoon, and spent a most delight ful day with Mr. dnd Mrs. Hanna. During the afternoon Rev. J. P. Mar tindale of Coggon, on behalf of the assembled crowd, presented Mr. and MTB. Hanna with a purse of money, with which they can purchase some article by which' they will always remember the happy event. Rev. Mr. Martindale was the paBtor of the Christian church at the time Mr. and Mrs. Hanna were united in marriage, and he was the clergyman who per formed the ceremony. Among the guests present at the notable event were the following: Mr. and 'Mrs. I. S. Hana of Des Moines Mrs Maggie See of Tankawa, Oklahoma Mrs. A. W. Savage, and Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Martindale of Cog gon Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dice of Cen ter Junction Mr. and Mrs. Fred Doo little, and Mrs. Heath of Delhi Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Welterleq of Edge wood Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ocker of West Union Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Clute, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Clute, Mr. and Mrs. C. A Clute, Mrs. L. Gv Clute, Mrs. Wes Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wrough ton, Mrs. Phebe Beckner, Mrs. Brown ell and daughter, Lydia, Mrs. Jlnklns and daughter Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunter, Misses Addle and Minnie Hunter, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hutson all of Greeley. Among those from Manchester and vicinity present were Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Noonan, Mrs. By ron Smith, MrB. R. B. Arnold, Mrs. Joe Davis, Mr, and Mrs. C. M. McKlnnis, Mrs. Fred Stevenson. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fishel, Mrs. Geo. Acers, Mrs. Howard Strain, Mrs. Art McGarvey, Mrs. Chet Scott, Mrs. Chas. Johnson, Mrs. W. Ferris and mother Mrs. Allen Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Garlick, Mrs. C. V. Burrlngton, Mr. Jonathan Paisley and children, Mr: and Mrs. John Cocking and daughter, Susie, Mrs. Emily Gar retson and son, Mrs. Charles Arm strong, Miss Mary Link, Mrs. P. M. Starbird and daughter, Miss Blanche, Mrs. Win. Hoag and son, Mrs. L. A Wood, Mrs. W. P, Bissel, Mrs. Wiley Taber, Mrs. J. A. Morse and daughter Miss Luella, Mrs. Wm. Sca'nlon and daughter Miss Christiana, Miss Eva Smith, Mrs. Frank Cramer, Mrs. Joe Hermann and son, Mrs. Wes Smith, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Himbaugh, and Miss Charm iom Hllltar. p.** TAKES "FRENCH LEAVE." W. E. Bowen, jrho has been con ducting a restaurant on Main street for several years, departed for parts unknown several .weeks ago, and ef forts to locate him have been unsuc cessful so far. He left numerous un paid accounts with many of the Man chester merchants, and in order to square up as many as possible the fixtures and stock in Us restaurant will be sold next week, according to process of law. MANCHESTER, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 25, 1918. RED CROSS NOTES. Ther following extract from a letter written by Corporal Burel Work will doubtless be of Interest to his many friends here. He has recently been transferred from Camp Gordon to Camp Johnston, Florida and writes as follows: "The Red Gross ladles at the depot there had a smoked ham sandwich and a raspberry Jem sand wlch ready for each of us and a cup of coffee. After we finished our lunch they passed around cigarettes and matches, post cards and pencils and' asked each one to drop a line home. They pay the postage too. Now, mother, don't ever miss a meeting of the Red Crosa.and anything they ask you to do, for God's sake do it, tor they surely are doing a wonderful work and as far as gratis concerned, it seems: Impossible because it takes Just heaps of money for th$m to keep on and use each and everyone alike. This they really do—for they consid er every .one equal to each other and no one any better J* "^f: This has been one wonderful lesson to remand it has broadened me a whoP^Ot. If more people could and would only see it" The branches are urged to turn In their work by the last of the week so that the September quota can be Ship ped on time. Ryan has already turn in 21 men's undershirts. Nearly everyone now knows about the Red Cross campaign to save ail fruit pits and nut shells to be used in the manufacture of. (Ms masks. The grocers have Mtahlished recep tacles and will take care of what ever amounts of these things we can tarn over to them and a little from ench of us will soon m^e -a large amount which will materially help, in supplying our boys with the best possible protection against the. Hun poison gases. A second campaign for clothing for the destitute people of Belgium and France is being made this week but because of the" lack of notice no central collection place has been se cured as yet. Announcement will be made next week of the place to which clothing can be sent and this week we can all select the garments and have them ready. The amount is five thou sand tons which is about the amount secured in the first campaign. Garments Needed. Men's Wear—Shirts (Preferably of light colored flannel),''"'undershirts, underdrawers, coats, work suits, (ov eralls), suites (3 piece), shoes, over coats, Jerseys, sweater vests,r socks, (qiggs.^OJit dad 11. 'Women's Wear— Sfeirfe, drfwers, corset slips, petticoats, blouses overcoats, snits (2 piece), pinafores, shoes, cloth hats, knitted caps, stock ings, (sizes 7 and 0.) Boys' Wear—Shirts, union suits, un der slips, trousers, coats, suits, shoes, overcoats, Jerseys, socks (sizes 1 to 9.) Girls' Wear— Dresses, skirts, over coats, nightdresses, drawers, stock ings (sizes 1-6) undergarments, petti coats, suits (2 pieces), blouses* shoes. Boys' and Girls' Wear—Hooded caps, pinafores, woolen union suits. Infant's Wear— Swan skin swad dling clothes, bonnets, baby dress es, cradle chemises, bodices, cradle dresses, sweaters, bibs, neckerchiefs, diapers, shoes, hooded cloaks, Jackets, shawls, socks. Pillow Miscellaneous Bed-tick^ cases, blankets, mufflers. Do Not Send Garments of filmy material or gaudy coloring, ball dresses, high heeled slippers, etc. Stiff hats, either- men's or women's straw, dress or derby. Anything containing rubber, raincoats, rubber boots,' etc. (Remove rubber heels). Books, toys, soap, toilet ar ticles. Notes or 'communications of any sort or description must positively not be'sent. FARLEY FAMILY TO COME TO COME TO MANCHESTER. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kay and daughter of -"Farley have moved their household goods to this city, and are now getting settled in the W. D. Hoyt house on Union street. Mr. Kay has been engaged in the automobile and implement "business at Farley for some years and has disposed of the business recently. Mr. Kay will enter the employ of J. M. Jones & Sons, as an auto me chanic, and will devote his entire time to the repair end of the busi ness. He is a skilled workman and understands the auto repair game from start to finish. The Arm Is for tunate In securing the services of such an able mechanic. Mrs. Kay is a daughter of Mrs Van Anda of this city, and has a host of friends here who will be pleased to learn that this estimable family is to make their home in Manchester. F. P. WALKER ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH LOCAL BOARD. F. P. Walker, former superintend/' ent of schools of Delaware county, arrived in the city early Friday morning from Camp Dodge, to which camp he was sent recently as a Lim ited Service man, and is now assist ing the local board in the court house with their work in connection with the new registration and draft sys tem. Mr. Walker will work with the local board until the first of the year, at least, and will find plenty of hard. work. The local board is ex ceedingly fortunate in having Mr. Walker sent here, since he is widely acquainted over the county, and has won the confidence and respect of the people of the county during his terms of office as superintendent of schools. \v.' —Buy Liberty Bonds. MANCHESTER BOY CITED FOR BRAVERY V, COMMANDER OF RAINBOW WVIS ION PRAISES WORK OP LEO CHAHPLIN. HOME BOYS'iN THICK OF FIGHT Officer of Rainbow Division' Brings Home Good Heirs From Boys Overseas. Mrs. Thomas Wilson of this city re ceived a letter from her husband, Lieutenant Wilson, the first of the week in which he tells of meeting one of the officers of Uhe Rainbow Divis ion who was sent to the States for special work among the recraits in the cantonments, and who brought back mighty good news a-1out the Manches ter boys now at the front. The officer stated that he knew the Manchester men and was pleased to tell of the ex ceptional work being done by them on the battlefields of France. Writing from Camp Dix. New Jer sey, where Lieutenant Wilson is sta tioned with the Sandstorm Division, he says, in part: ''Joe Pentony dropped In to see me tonight and they arc all ready to go, Just waiting for the word. Joe is. a cook now and asked to be remembered to you and everyone at home.' I wish we could have him in my company. "I met a lfeutenant from the 168th infantry the other day, and what do you think! /He was from Company and knew all of the men we sent from the'old company—Welterlen, Howick, Payne, Hyler, and all of them and it surely seemed good to talk to some one who knew and had fought with the men we knew. He bad nothing but praise for the men w6 sent and it was a satisfaction to know that they had made good. He told me that Leo Champlin was carrying wounded men during one action when he was wound ed but would not give up, and worked right along without having his wou&d dressed, and that the division com mander wrote him a personal letter commending him for his bravery. Good for Leo. The lieutenant said that the Raihbow troops had been sad ly battered up and that many battal ions came out of the big ditv^ with only two hundred axd fifty men out of twelve hundred that they went in with Not all were killed, of course, but ren dered non-effective ^Crom sonjie cause or othftr." yhls' bit of news will be more than welcome to the friends of the boys, at home. Since the American troops have entered Into the fight in large numbers the Huns liave gradually giv en up the territory which they stole from France during the first four years of the war. Leave it to the red blooded Tanks to give the kaiser what is due htm. Let's prove to the boys about whom this lieutenant wrote, as well as the thousands of other Iewa. boys over there, that we at home intend to back them up in their work by loaning to Uncle Sam every dollar we can scrape up, so that they will never, lack prop er food, clothing, and implements of war. Bear In mind that the boys must have the united support of the folks at home, and the beat way to give this support is to buy Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds. MRS. BESSIE E. CORNWALL. Mrs. Bessie Ellen Cornwall was boi-n in Manchester December 11th, 1901, and died at her home in this city September 21st, 1M8, after a ling ering illness. One sixn was born to the couple on April 27th, and died May 1st, 1916. She leaves to mourn her death her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hlnes of Manchester, and tour brothers and four sisters. They are Ernest E. Floyd, Martha, Matilda, Jennie, all of Manchester Mr». Cora Fogal of Edgewood, Mrs. Annie Garn er of Rockford, 111., and Walter Hines in training at Camp Dodge. Funeral services were held Tues day afternoon at the home on the West Side, and were conducted by Eev. H. F. McDonald, pastor of the Baptist church. Interment WEU made in the cemetery north of Strawberry Point. AT TH E PLAZA. Thursday, Bab's Matinee Idol, with Marguerite Clark. Friday, Jane and Catherine Lee in "We Should Worry." "Saturday, "A President's Answer", Son of Democracy No. 6. Billy West Comedy, Pathe New^ Sunday and Monday,' 'The Girl from Bohemia," with Irene Castle Tuesday, Heart of Sunset, the best of the Rex Beach Stories. Wednesday, "On the Level," with Fannie Ward. WILL OPEN NEW BAJIBEB SHOP. Elmer Abbott and fterman ftoloff, who have been in the employ of Peter Hooshagen for some tine, have leased the Robert' Barr building on 'Main street and will open a barter shop about October 1st. Mr. Abbott has been in Dubuque for several days pur chasing a complete outfit of fixtures and equipment. Messrs. Abbott and Bcloff are skill ed workmen and will get a generous share of the business ia this place. DEATH OF A CHILD. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Stlmson of Prai rie township, have the sincere sym pathy in the death of their infant son, sixteen months old, who passed away early last Thursday morning. Funer al services were held at the family home last Friday afternoon. Rev. C. K. Hudson conducted the services. DELAWARE CO. VETERANS HOLD SUCCESSFUL MEETING. Thirty veterans of Delaware Coun ty met in annual session in the arm dry last Wednesday,, at which time an interesting and entertaining program was given. A picnic dinner was en joyed in the armory at 12:30 and af ter the program as announced in these columns was given. During the program Mrs. F. B. Wilson and Mrs. Robert Harris gave solo numbers in their usual pleasing manner, their numbers being very much appreciated by the veterans and the members of the Relief corps, present. Rev. C. K. Hudson delivered an able address and Rev. W. J. Suckow, Rev. Father Roon ey and Rev. H. F. McDonald also took part in the program. The address of welcome, which was to be given by Mayor F. H. Munson, was given by Rev. W. J. Suckow, because of the ab sence from the city of the mayor. A committee on resolutions report ed to the meeting that the Grand Ar my of the Republic of Delaware coun ty go on record as fully and heartily endorsing the administration In its war program, pledge their heaAy support to the Raising of all funds to sustain the fighting men In the field. They also expressed their ap preciation to those who assisted in making the program so enteraining, and to W. W. Matthews, custodian of the armory. In the business session following the program It was voted to make Manchester the permanent place of meeting for the Delaware County Veterans Association. The following officers were elect ed: H. G. Porter, Commander Gyrus Craig of .Colesburg, vice-command er .C. W. Keagy, adjutant A. J. Col linge, quartermaster. -t -D0CT0R8 OFFER SERVICES.^ As atated last week every doctor in Delaware county has registered for service in the army, although a num ber of them will not be called in all probability. Two ofHhe physicians of the county are already in the service Dr. L. J. Bowman, at Boulder, Colo rado, and Dr. W. A. Kresensky of Greeley, now in France. Dr. C* S. List er, who practiced dentistry" in Man Chester for several years, has been with the 34th Division for some months and is now at Camp Dix, N. J., awaiting orders to sail with the Division. During the past week Dr. B. 9 Byers, Dr. T. J. Burns, of Manchesr ter have made applicatioa for com missions as army physicians, and Dr.. Cummhigs of-Ryan has also made ap plication. Dr. -C. B. Rogers of Earlville receiv ed his commission as a captain in the medical corps and will leave soon for some training camp. Citizens of Earl ville tendered the doctor a farewell reception on Saturday evening. Dr. H. A. Dittmer represented the physi cians of the county at the farewell re ception. & SAVING PAPER. Every retailer and publishers of newspapers and magaiines will be asked by October 1st to sign a,card pledging himself and those connected with his business to co-operate with the government in saving wrapping material, papers and twine. If your grocery packages come to you in the original wrapper, remember that the merchant Is simply complying with a request of the conservation division of the government The grocer is not expected to use unnecessary wrap ping paper on canned goods, or ce rials that are securely packed in the factory. Newspapers are asked to re duce the number of pages of their pub lications, where such publication or dinarily exceeds eight pages, and to conserve print paper by cutting from the list free exchanges and subscrip tions not regularly paid for. '1 WAR REMCES SEEN HERE. A car loaded with several tield can on was transferred from the main line of the Illinois Central to the Ce dar Rapids branch last Saturday, and while in the city was viewed by nu merous interested spectators. The canon bore unmistakable marks of battles, in fact were so badly wrecked that their are beyond repair. The wheels were shattered by canon balls and the steel shield which protects the gunners from rifle bullets were shat tered by shells and canon balls, and it i3 reasonable to suppose that the Huns Tvho sought protection behind the sheets of steel "went west." The canon are said to have been those-captured by the allies on battle 3elds after the Germans were forced to give up territory once held by them. They were taken to Cedar Rapids where they are on exhibition this week. FRANK E. REED SELLS GROCERY STORE. Frank E. Reed, who has been con ducting a successful grocery store in Manchester for several yearB, has dis posed of the business to George Cra mer and Edw. Schacherer, who take possession of the business on October 1st. Mr. Cramer has been In the employ of W. H. Lafferty for soihe time, and prior to that time he was in the em ploy of Mr. O. U. Hock*day. Mr. Sch acherer has been in the dry goods trade for eleven years, and is now em ployed by E. M. Hughes. The young men are energetic and have won the confidence of the people of Manches ter and vicinity. They come into pos session of a business which "hears a worthy reputation and no doubt will be accorded the same liberal patronage that the store has had in the pest •. —Buy Liberty Bonds. N• INFLUENZA CAUSES DEATH OF WM. J. BRITT AT NAVAL STATION. v. SAILOR BOY DIES. IN BROOKLYN. Funeral Service For Elliott E. Grahap... To Be Held In M. E. Church Friday Morning. kv The people of Delaware county have again been brought face to face with the grim reality of war since the news has reached friends xtf the death of two ytfung sailors who succombed to the iravages of disease. Both of the young men who have been called by death come from well known families of the county and both enlisted in the navy soon after war was declared on Germany. The young men were in training at the naval stations in this country when they were stricken ill. Because of their untimely death two more gold stars will be placed on Delaware county's service flag. William J. A large number of friends and rela tives attended the services, many from Manchester being present. Elliott E. Grajiam." Elliott E. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Graham of Hazel Green township, died at the Brooklyn Naval hospital Friday morning, September 20th, after a brief illness. The re mains will be shipped to Manchester and are expected here today or early Thursday morning. Funeral, services will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church of Manchester on Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. 'w. A. Montgomery, pastor of the Presbyter Ian qhurch, will conduct the services. Following" the services the remains will be shipped to New Hartford, Iowa, for interpient. Mr. Graham enlisted in the navy some months ago, and was in training at the Brooklyn Navy station when he was stricken down by disease. He was a young man of good habits and had a large circle of friends in the south part of the county. He came to Delaware county with his father's family, when they qame from New Hartford.-1' '£•. The untimely deaths of the two sail or boys bring deep sorrow to the fam ilies, and brings home to everyone in the county the grim realities of war. The young men, while not permitted to engage in the active fighting over seas, were preparing themselves for a great work In the grandest navy of to day, and have made the supreme sac rifice for their country and its flag. The sincere sympathy of a host of friends goes out to the two families in their sorrow. DIRECTORS HOLD MEETING. The school directors of the rural schools of the county, and the presi dents of the boards of the Independent districts of the county met in a special meeting in the court room last week, for a general discussion of school problems. Supt. W. A. Ottillie pre sided over the meeting and presented working plans for the rural schools of the county. The directors discussed many problems which confront them, but were united on plans to bring about better conditions In the rural schools. It was brought out at the meeting that there are still some schools that are without flag poles and flags. This seems inexcusable, and-the directors, nearly one hundred of them, con demned this state of affairs by a res olution which was unanimously adopt ed by the directors present. WAR EXHIBIT TOMORROW. The government war exhibit train will reach Manchester Thursday fore noon at 10:15 and remain here for one hour. With the train will be persons who will give a short program. On this train will be implements of war captured by the allied armies, as well as some of the guns, gas masks, and other equipment used by the allies. The exhibit will be well worth one's time to examine. Be at the train promptly at 10:15. TEACHERS' INSTITUTE THURS DAY AND FRIDAY. All preparations are complfte for one of the most successful teachers' institutes ever held in Delaware coun ty. The institute will open Thurs day morning and sessions will be held all day Thursday and Friday. On Thursday evening an entertainment will be given at the High school au ditorium to which the public is es pecially Invited. '»v Brltt. William J. Britt, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Britt, who reside near Delhi, died at the hospital at the Great Lakes Naval station at Chicago Friday, September 20th, after a brief Illness of Influenza. The body of the sailor 'hoy was brought to the home of the parent^ near Delhi, and funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon at the Catholic church, Rev. Father T. Rooney, pastor of SJL. Mary's church of this city" and th« parigh of Delhi, preached the funeral sermon, and spoke in an eloquent manner of the life of the young sailor whose career wasicut short by the ravages of a treacherous disease. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Del hi. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Theodosia Pulver of Delhi, and Har riett and Orman, at home. U- NO. 40 TWO SAILOR BOYS ANSWER SUMMONS '.w'l 5' Si 'U 'V? V'l A :ht J- J&v ./'r r* jS te' 2k, $