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WOOD AND IRON TURNING Am prepared do all kinds of Heavy Iron Work, Wagon Work of all kinds, Ilorso Shoeing and General Iilacksmitliing. Shop one block east of Eusti ave., Elina. 50 Elina Cooper Shop In the Sisco building, firbt cast of the Opera House. Purh Barrels, Butter Tubs, Flour Barrels and Firkins 'made to order All work needing cooperage re paired promptly repaired at reasonable prices. C. A. McCULLOW, Proprietor. 0. B. Bowers, IB. D. PHYSICIAN AND SUBOEON, Cresco, Iowa. Olllco anil Residence corner of Peek :tn Elm .Streets, opposite the Ilaptlst Cliureli. Professional calls will have prompt attention. 3 is prepared with the utmost care and skill from the choicest leaf grown possessing a flavor and substance that makes it dear to the heart of every tobacco chewer. It is made by the oldest tobacco manufacturers in America, and the largest in the world, and cannot be excelled. Try it You 11 agree with the many thousand discriminating chewers who use it exclu sively, and pronounce it much the best. it's *4 A ROMANCE OF THE DAY. THEL, think of the step that you uira are about to take before you brealt off this engngo- T-)/ mcnt and perhaps ruin both, of our lives." "George, it makes me very unhappy but I never, never cau marry a man who rides a Duster." rj"And soypu will let a wheel come between us. That shall never be, Etliel for sooner will I (five up all my hopes of inheriting my uncle's estate, which I have valued for your sake only. Yes, I will jfive it up." "And that must not be, George. If you displease him you not onlv throw to the winds a large fortune, but you are left penniless. Then what would wo live on? No there is no alterna tive. All 1b over between us." "Ethel, think, llcre is old Uncle Reuhen, with one foot in the grave, a devotee of the Duster wheel, and I must ride a Duster. Jte says that no nephew of his shall risk his life and limb on a Whizzer. And you—you will not ride with me unless 1 use a Whizzer." Ethel WheeUr was silent. At length she replied: "George, 1 will never marry a man who rides anything but a Whizzer. No person of sense would rido any other machinc. And as to that foolish old Mr. Tires, he has no right to insist that you ride a horrid Duster. Come, George, try and—" Van Spoke shook his head and gazed out over the sunlit sound. There was silence, save for the humming of the bees in the vines that shaded the broad veranda. lie arose to his feet, and looking earnestly at the fair girl who was re clining among tho cushions of the great chair, he said, slowly: "Ethel Wheeling, you have let a machine, a mere machine, come between us. For tune has decreed that 1 must ride a Duster. All bonds between us arc broken. Moy you forget it but T—I—" fi 1 "YOU II AVE LET A MEHF. WHEEL COME BETWEEN US." lie turned away and strode rapidly toward the end of the veranda, whore he had left his bicycle. Tho girl buried her face among the cushions and groaned: "I will never, never use any wheel but a Whizzer." For a moment Blie wept then she re covered herself and would liavo called after liim but he was far'out of hear ing, spinning down the driveway out of the park. As Van Spoke pedaled rapidly along tho smooth road that skirted the sound, his heart seemed to him to be resting? almost on the snddlo of his wheel, so heavy was it llis, he felt, was a hard fate, for he loved Ethel Wheeling1 with his whole soul, and now it was all over between them. She would not marry another for some years at lenst. lie was confident that it would be a long time before she re covered from tho effects of their sep aration. Then 'his uncle could not last much longer. If she would only wait for him— lie lienrd a pling-pling and looked up. Coming swiftly toward him was another wheel, the rider of which had his chin almost resting on the handle bar as he forced his machine along. Van Spoke caught sight of his face as he passed and was so unstrung that liis wheel wiggled violently and then threw him headlong on the grassy bank at the roadside. "Charley Spockett," he groaned, and on a brand-new Whizzer. Oh, Ethel! Ethel! heartless woman!" lie rose to his knees and gazed down the road just in time to see his rival swing round a turn into the lane that led to Wheeling's place? Aching in every joint, in heart and in mind, cursing himself and Sprockett and his venernMe uncle, lie clambrrcvl y-'^^c'^m. V- nnn» more onto bis machine an(l rodo* away toward home. Wearily he worked up tho hill on the brow of which stood the Tires house. A groom was just leading away bis uncle's bicycle as he reached the door way. He threw himself from his ma chine, turned it over to the man and went in search of his patron, lie found him seated in a cool corner of the -porch pulling vigorously and fan ning himself. Reuben Tires wan a handsome old man, apparently about eighty years, Along white beard at»d hair that fell thick on his broad shoulders gave him a venerable appearance, which seemed rather out of keeping with the brown golf suit in which he was attired. For forty years he had been a widower and childless. Oeorgo Van Spoke, his only sister's son, was tho comfort of his old age, and to him he intended to leave the vast fortune whieh he had made on the stock market. The world knew this, and many wise mothers had looked on Van Spoke as not only suita ble but as a most desirable parti for their marriageable daughters. As George approached his unclo the old man greeted liiin kindly. "Well," he cried, "so you have been out for a spin. too. I have just got back from a run over to Springer's—a good twelve mile run. Cooling off a little then for a cold plunge." Van Spoke threw himself into a chair and for some moments vouch safed no reply. Then he laid one hand gently on his uncle's knee and said: "Uncle, you have been almost a father to me, and 1 want you to know how deeply 1 appre—" "Come, come, George, don't get senti mental now," interrupted Mr. Tires. "I'm not feeling that way by any means, told Springer and I have ar ranged avnoeting at last. I rode over there to-qny with our neighbor, Miss Fellows. Sow, don't look concerned. It's nothing serious, I assure you. She and I were children together, and sim ply went out for a little spin. Hut as I was saying—" "Unclo Reuben, I have something concerning which I wish to—" "Just wait until 1 tell you about this affair. We went to Springer's and succeeded in arranging a meeting for to-morrow. You know I have been trying to fix it for years, and we had trouble over tho handicap. We settled all that Koad race—two miles—to morrow—one hundred dollars a side. I give liim a minute's start on me, as ho is five years older than I. Pray what do you think of your old uncle now?" Mr. Tires clapped his nephew ga3'ly on tho shoulder aud then threw him self back in his chair and laughed long and loud. "Unclo," began Georg», "I want to marry Ethel Wheeling, as I have told you before. I have come again to ask your consent." Reuben Tires at once became seri ous. Ho leaned forward and replied earnestly: "My boy, you know what I havo al ready told you. I can have no nephew of mine tying himself for life to a light-headed creature who rides a W hizzcr. I can have no heir of mine daily risking his life and limb for the sake of a woman. What dors she say? lias she consented to give^JWher folly?" Van Spoke sadly shook his head and replied: "No, she has not: she says that she will not marry, to liveln constant fear of being widowed. She will not have a husband who, as sho puts it, is so lacking in mind os to rido a Duster. Uncle Reuben, I love you like a father, but Ethel is all the world to me withdraw your hard con dition. "Enough!" cried the old man, springing to his feet, his face flushed with anger. "The impudent woman! tell you, George Von Spoke, it has long been my desire to leave my fortune to found the Tires Home for Crippled lieelmen—a lasting monu ment to my memory, to my benefi cence. On your account alone have I given up this, the darling project of my old age. Go marry the woman if you will marry her anil not a cent of money will you get. 1 will cut off your very allowance. Choose, choose for yourself." Mr. Tires turned upon his heel and strode into the house, leaving George Van Spoke choking with grief and anger. Van Spoke thought of suicide. But that would not win him Ethel. lie thought of giving up his fortune and marrying her, penniless as he was. Hut she would not hnve him under such conditions. Torn by conflicting emo tions, rage and grief, love and hate, wild envy of Sprockett, mad condemna tion of self, ho buried his head in his hands and wept. Several hours passed, but still ho lay there hopelessly down cast The evening shadows fell, tho darkness came, the crickets and the frogs began their melancholy chorus, the butler announced dinner, but to it all he was oblivious. Then suddenly, as comes the flash of the lighthouse lamp across the stormy deep to the belated seaman, came an idea. The race of to-morrowl It was ns though the sun had suddenly ap peared in tho heavens aud dispelled the darkness. The blackness of de spair was gone. Ethel would be his. Aud Uncle Reuben—pshaw! He had stood many a harder fall. The deep gutter was the place that would serve him—right at the foot of tho long slope leading to the head of Barnacle bay. The-moon was sinking low in the west and the earth was wrapped in dark ness. The great house, unconscious of tho danger which threatened its mas ter, lay silent in sleep when George Van Spoke silently crept from his chamber and made his way to tho room in the distant part of the house where the bicycles were kept. By the light of the dark lanterli which ho carried he succeeded in pick ing out his uncle'M favorite wheel, jvhich he rolled to the rniddlo of the room, lie drew from one pocket a lino short tile, from another a small ball of putty and from a third a little can of black paint which ho opened with his knife. All was in readiness. Before him lay tho machiuc which his uncle was to rido. Throe cuts on the,frame work, a lit tle putty and a little paint, and would never staud the strain to be placcd upon it on the morrow. A vision of Ethel Wheeling flashed through Van Spoke's mind, of Ethel riding at his side, and he bent over and scratched the paint with his tile. The noise jarred his nerves and a cold chill crept through his veins. lie saw his uncle, who had eared for him since his boyhood, lying bleeding, perhaps dead, among the wreckage of hi» Duster, taLlto fefiitan of the gut v^ 1 ter. A struggle ragca witliin liim. On one hand was Ethel and happiness, but gained by treachery. On tho other a long, (lull, hollow life, but untainted by dishonor. His better self con quered. lie rose, wheeled tho bicycle back to its place and crept back to his bed. The occurrences of tho previous day had been blotted from the memory of Reuben Tires when ho greeted his licphew on tlio following morning and cheerily bade him prepare to accom pany him to the scene of the great race, sinco he fished his dear George to witness his triumph over the bla tant Springer. Van Spoke obeyed tho command. l!y ten o'clock the two were spinning to the scene of the con test They reached the starting point at Speckled Trout inn some minutes be fore the time agreed upon. The other contestant, with a number of his grand children, was already on the ground, as were several neighbors, who wero to act as referees and officers. The con ditions were amicably settled—two miles straightaway, on a bet of one hundred dollars the older of the rac ers to have a minute start. A boy arrived to announce that the judges were at their post at the end of the course. All was in readiness. George held his uncle's sweater when the time came for tho old man to go to the mark. The signal was given and away went Air. Springer, his venera ble head bent low over the handle bar, hidden from view by his back, which was raised like the hump of a camel. A minute. Then off shot Reu ben Tires, his eyes fixed on the ground just ahead, every muscle and nerve strained for the trial to come. The others followed, pedaling their fastest to keep the raeers in view. Van Spoke took the lead, and soon left them far behind. With beating heart he spun along, striving to keep in sight of his uncle. He could see his red jersey plainly. Tires was gaining.#* Then the old man disappeared over the brow of a little hill. Harder and harder Van Spoke pedaled on. They were in view again, spinning along the level stretch below nim. They were abreast now, tire to tire, putting forth superhuman efforts. Slowly but surely the red jersey was going ahead of the blue and white. A thrill of family pride shot through Van Spoke, for his uncle was leading by two lengths, when the contestants dis appeared over the brow of the next hill. Tires was leading Tires would win. In the elation of the moment George forgot his treacherous scheme of the night before. Then it came back to him with the thought of what might have been, llut all was well. His uncle was on a peerless Duster. With light ened heart the young man pedaled on, striving to be in sight of the finish, just beyond the next hill. Fast and furious he flew up tho long incline, over the brow. He looked ahead. There was the blue and white, alone, just crossing tho finish line. And at the foot of the long slope he saw a girl's figure bending over some thing. He sped on and in a moment was at the fateful gutter. Bleeding and unconscious, his limbs entangled in the wreck of his wheel, lay Reuben Tires. Bending over him, untwisting the spokes from his legs, was Ethel Wheeling. Her Whizzer was leaning against the fence. Again the evening, shadows envel oped the great Tires mansion. Again I "CHEER UP, OKOKOE," 8AJD THE OLD MAN', FEEBLY. the frogs sent forth their discordant melody. In obedience to a summons, George Van Spoke stole softly to his uncle's room and seated himself on a low stool by his bedside. He kept back the tears with a powerful effort, and reached forth and gently grasped tho bunch of bandages that enfolded the injured man's hand. "Cheer up, George," said the old man, feebly. "The doctor says I'll pull through all right, though I was pretty nearly done for." Van Spoke buried his head in the covers and sobbed. "Cheer up," continued the old man. "I'm all right It wouldn't have been so bad if I'd won, though. I was lead ing, pulling right away from him, had him all puffed out Then I came to that confounded ditch. I'd crossed it many a time before. My machine seemed to disappear from beneath me. That's all I remember. It was the wheel did it That Duster. I'd have won on a Whizzer. lie rode a Whizzer. George, destroy your Duster. And the girl? Where is she? Ah! She is a knowing one." Then his mind began to wander. He imagined that he' was riding, and reached out his hands to grasp the handle bar. Van Spoke left him thus, mounted his bicycle and a few momeuts later had reaehed the home of Ethel Wheeling. Ho heard a low murmur of voices, and for a mon.ent stood silently behind the vines that covered the veranda, listen ing. Ho recognized Sprockett's voice. "Miss Wheeling," he called, gently. Ethel arose.and came toward him. "What!" she said, tnaking vain ef forts to conceal her pleasure. "Mr. Von Spoke. Mr. Sprockett, here is Mr. Van Spoke." Sprockett from tho darkness made an inaudible reply. Van Spoke whispered softly: "Ethel, I can ride a Whizzer." And Sprockett heard a repetition tsi soft chirps which caused him to steal away unseen and uuheard.—N. Y. Evening Sun. —The orthodox Jewish congrega tions in this country number 316. They have 123 synagogues and also use 103 halls. Tlicy claim a membership of 57,5«7. We are selling salt by the barrel very cheap Awundson 3c Lofthus. ............ "1111 ir" MM THE BICYCLE I) IS BASE. Mors Virulent at Washington Than Anywhere Else. Everybody, from the Scdato Statesman Down to tho Noisy Messenger Doy, Illrios a W1ip1 I2vcn Ilook Agents rush tho Fedals. Special Washincton Letter. Some day somebody will write a book on the "Development of the Bicycle or Every Man His Own Horse." It is just within tho memory of men who arc now getting gray and bald that a two wheeled vehicle was introduced and became popular in this country. It was a heavy machine, and both wheels were of tho same size. They were made of wood, with iron tires, like the front wheels of a buggy. Everybody wondered that men could sit astride of two wheels and propel them without falling off and the men who pedaled I IIP EVERT MAS HIS OWN HOUSE, them had to esert a great deal of strength in their exercise. In those days they were bent on speed over pe destrianism, and worked hard to oush their wheels. To-day, however, the bicycles aro very light, and it is really easier to propel them than it is to walk long distances. When the voloeipede came here from France, the capital city was unprepared for it. Our streets wero cobble-stoned. They were either muddy when wet, or full of ruts when dry. Hence the ve locipede became popular in all other cities before tho people here undertook to use tliem. But, with tho develop ment of our beautiful citv, with its hundreds of miles of smooth concreted streets, the modern bicycle has become popular. Men and women use the wheel nowadays, and many a family has dis carded the old horse and buggy for the silent steed. Tho introduction of cable and electric cars, supplemented by the popularity of bicycles, have combined to drive horses out of tho market, and they are so cheap to-day that almost any man of moderate means could af ford one but the wheel is generally preferred. We have many visiting clubs of bicy clers from all parts of the country every year, and our city is properly as well as popularly known as "the wheel men's paradise." Tho smooth asphalt pavements in all parts of the city make the best possible roadways for wheels, while the wide streets give plenty of almost any season of tho year. Rain rolls off of our streets so Vapidly that within half an hour after a shower they are as dry as ever and glittering as glass. The roadways leading into the eouutry aro so carefully macadam ized and so heavily rolled that there is never any mud to speak of, and the only time when it is impracticable for bicyclists to bo out is during tho very brief periods when snow is on the ground. It is easy to wheel to the sol diers' home, and there, amidst the trees, there arc miles of hard roadway. Over hill and through dale, past monu ments, brooks, lakes and over bridges, the young men and women spin from early morn till dewy eve, without let or hindrance. This is essentially a city of offices, and one may go into any of the ex ecutive departments during business hours and see the courts and basement walls lined with bicycles belonging to the clerks. Ladies as well as gentle men use them as horses used to be driven from their homes in the morn ing to the departments, aud back to their suppers when tho light labor of each day is over. At almost any hour of the clay or evening these flying vehi cles will sweep past, like swallows skimming the surface of a pond. Min isters, clerks, letter carriers, business men, messenger boys, all use them, and can make the distance from the capitol to the treasury in three or four minutes, leaving street cars and lierdics for be hind. Tho district messenger and tele graph boys cannot go to sleep on their errands now, their bicycles keep them awake. Moreover, the managers know exactly how long a boy ought to be gone on an errand covering a given dis tance and the boys must push their pedals in order to keep pace with the inexorable clocks. Some wonderful and daring feats havo been performed in this city by expert cyclers. Many of them "havo boen foolhardy, perilous, unnecessary and worthy of condemnation for their hazard but, having been accomplished, they are noteworthy. For example, tho marble steps leading to the east or main entrance of the rotunda of the capitol aro eighty in number, and at an angle of forty degrees. II. S. Owens, a cycler of local note, descended these steps from the bronzo doors to tho ground on a single wheel. Of course, this might not be regarded as much of an achievement on a safety bicycle with its low wheels, but on a vertical machine it was certainly a very dan gerous and difficult performance. An other very hazardous feat was that of riding over the coping of Cabin John's bridge. This was achieved by W. S. Robinson. The coping on the side of the bridge is four feet above tho bridge floor, is 800 feet long and 100 feet above the canal. There wero two Jogs or offsets in the coping, which made the achievement more difficult and dangerous. The bridge is tho longest single span of arched ma sonry in tho world, and the height above tho rnvine is such as to make any man or woman dizzy., A single error in manipulating the handles would have resulted in certain death on tho one hand, or a dangerous und crippling tumble on the other. It has never been attempted since and Mr. Robinson was glad enough to get back upon safe ground without a mishap. Hgjvquiq ngUryjt-Sffgjfc •"-. -'v.-1' nero are several cmos Ol wneeimen hero, but the Capital Bicycle club is the oldest of its kind in this country, having been formed in front of the capital in 1879. Its organization, growth and prosperity are evidences of the groat interest in wheeling. Its membership is linhted to men, and it has become of late a good deal of a social organization. It has more than one hundred active resident members. These aro chiefly young professional men and men of good positions in tho various departments. There are also about forty-eight non-resident mem bers, and a number of honorary mem bers. Some men of prominence are at tached to this club, and when they have regular outings they arc accom panied by lady friends and present a gala spectacle on the streets, avenues and country roads. Quite a number of congressmen take to the wheel when in Washington, and many of them aro warm personal friends of the members of the capital club and their lady friends. Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, far-famed as tho socklcs's statesman, is one of tho most enthusiastic of cyclers. This club of wheel-pushers long sinco erected a homelike building on Fif teenth street and fitted it up very neatly. The total cost was $20,000. Tho building is a tliree-story structure, of modern architecture, and is entirely oc cupied by the club. The moving-in took place in September, 18S0. On the low er floor aro the wheel room, the repair shop and the buffet. On the second floor are the parlor, the room for tho club meetings aud for smoking, and the library and committee rooms. The club possesses an excellent collection of bi cyclo literature, including complete files of every leading wheelmen's pub lication. On tho third floor are tho billiard room and some living rooms for the use of officers and members. Above these is an attic. The parlor is hung with pictures presented by local artists and with engravings. Tho building is supplied with bathrooms AN OUTING. and closets, and altogether has a very attractive appearance, within and with out. It is a popular place, for mem bers have tho usual club privilege of bringing their friends as guests, and many happy hours aro spent beneath the hospitable roof, and in the ejfieer ful homelike rooms. The membership is not now composed exclusively of wheelmen, although tho large majority of active memb'ers aro experts at cycling and have their own wheels. They have card parties, dances musical entertainments and public re i-y-yjr coptions. Their lady friends assist them room, ana tiKJ USlMUiy Kiila weather" *ipon public occasions witl' nimm makes wheeling a pleasant exercise at ^.Is, songs. nlmncf nnv cAncnn ,•.$ T_1_ UUCEb, C[UQ,rtGtt68| m., refreshments. Altogether itqi§' "ncVs£. the nWTIs a credit, not only to itself, but to the wheelmen of the entire country. Bicycles' are also used nowadays by a number of newspaper correspond" ents. One of tho pioneers in journal istic wheeling was William Eleroy Curtis. He and Perry Heath, now proprietor of a Cincinnati paper, used a tandem cycle, and spent considerable time together in their work. Tlieymado a great team, and are both successful business men. J. A. Truesdell, former ly representing a St. Paul daily, and C. P. Austin, founder of the Tress News association, were early newspaper wheelers. But to-day fully a score of diligent correspondents of prominent newspapers traverse the city, going from department to department, and ultimately to the capitol, on their fleet flyers. Insurance agents, and even book agents, use wheels in this city, and many prominent business men havo taken to this mode of traveling from their homes to their stores. Apparently the bicycles have come into our civili zation to stay, and seem to be be coming as necessary as telegraph wires and telephones. Smitii D. Fry. 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