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   Alden Times (Newspaper) - April 11, 1890, Alden, Iowa                                 VOLUME XIII.  alden iowa, friday, april ii, ism  NUMBER 3.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY'slum OF \ BUSI LIFF  CHtTRCHES  OONOHEOATION AL CHURCH terxn.-..* **rh Robb.ih st ti or took o, in. ttundAr Hob -ol At ll rn Bervie©# Nth h»l>b*Ui ©veina# ll** J Ct. Millar H I) | a«tot  OKUM Alf M B cnrRCH toroid* ooorr Hun Ur a1 IO to o'slneR • rn I’r©*© biog every  ether Sunlm KnnrUjr *rbool *i a a in «.**rr  Ranter Broror mooting awry Thursday ©ran teg At T O'clock  OERMAN Lf MITH AN CUTT HCH fWrirot wear* tebliath At I i O <>ol.nit * in Hun lot Babool tanned lot cly of tor morning oorviooo.  M. R. CHUHTH Hot .T W Fortvth, I’M! or. Serwlcee every Hand at At II o clock o id end et < ti I’ «#• CIA** m-et t ng et to o'clock A rn. «ot> sabbath Preyer meeting arar? Tueedey •And tnuredey even I nee  SOCIETIES. ^    _    _  RADIANT Luting No Wirt* M. 'NHI! meet Ut reguler anni an leat I n on th.- brl-NUV evenine on of l«f»re I he rn ll moon, et MASIC HaII Alden Iowa Vleitm* r.reihrctt ere «nrdiAtly luvlted to ettend. H I, Pierce Vt M , S. W CrehaX. H©<*t©iarv  ALDEN T.tRRAHY AND RPADINO ROOM -Ragman I Ruildtng <'pen every .ley end tex Sunday eireotc-l Yearly tub* ftp-1, A i cento Mf*. > I! I .rrjr rrcehient . I little Terry. Horretery  ■’ ALDEN J.ODOR s iv*. I •* V H»~u Wednce ley eventne et Iftley'e Hell ttng brethren ere cordially Invited to at-Tt M Jonee, He, re tar y  ALDEN LO DOE, No tm. AOD W Meete Utley* Hell negater meetlngt e< nit end TneeiUv evening* of ce.-ti month AH f*piiiUna in'fnl>er« ere rordtaily Invited* • el-E C. Ilwgcre, M W , J Touilineoo. He  HON. JOHN WAN AMAKI ll.  TEM OE NI: It 11.  roHTMAd-  IOO MMM No MT K of r Meeting! In em* tbird Tneedev melmi el ©aaj He UT* Rail ^ummgttfkte a ■iBg J. re Aer. a a v. a  JI ARR J. FL'RRT,  ll__  Pig—I Ste—OSS gWn to CClUeCOAA OSHA  TNP fliri Ima'i store, ideo. Bergut Bs qty. Iowa  JP p. PRI Ut) IK, M D.  FR jet elm a end Sarge*'*,  Alden Iowa. Office over Keeling e tier!were Wove.  T j RICK  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  ggnei /Ar Valla leal Nreeukle Line awd Oer-mmm feotmew <©., of mryert. ill.  I AAB AAI! Steamship ticket*. en I ran bftng ■pour f rte Bde or e od thorn Alway x re*.Iy t© give information. T. J RICK, Ai leo. I a  J. A. BUTTON,  ALDEN, IOWA  Rotary Panic, Real Estate, Loa;  — AND-  UkSUItANCE AOI*:NT.  Farm leant arsonate I on long * r eh ort time at low rate* of Internet.  A largo (let of Improved and ur.improv I ABU* for sale.  J. F. BN'ERS.  — UR ti.KR IN —  Harness, Whips, Robes, Sadr cr,  Fly Netj. Barnet* 0 ii in I  General Horse FaniisLir.: Gcc.'s.  'N ped a I Attention ti I rrn to Krpulring  ALDEN, -    -    IOWA  S. W. OROOKJUTT,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Seal Estate, Csllectioi aal Iasaraaca  AGENT.  ALDEN, .... IOWA  Farm and Town Property  TOR RA LR AKO ARNT.  BANK OF ALDEN,  / BENJ BIRDSALL 4 SOH. Aition* Hardin Countv, Iowa.  EXCHANGE BOUGHT and SOLD.  CoUwrtlonn made a Specialty. Monoj  or Beal En tat a.  ROBERT HOLMES,  -DEALER IN-  Lumber,  Brick,  Cement and Lime.  - IOWA  How He Won HU Way In tile World tile I’titil,*- end Home Life I'ereonal < liar-erterUtli •* end Itiieliie,, 'lrllii«l< III* It if# A ti nmen of Tei t.  OBODY Ilk. , a good  it tory <r joke Ii*-Hit I hun .liiliit \\ ii iunakor, ii I non© tail laugh with mor© heartin©.**, W rit©*  \rV" 'WL J' \\ »    "    - Ii I -1'    I "I ro-  ' i I* ,i|.    * I -lory *!  hie ©arty Iii© i« brief, ami very Dinrh Ilk© tin* «,f th© live* til other m©0 who put* to fort nu© through th© f->rct' of in-liistry anti their own ability. Th© present Pont rn After G**neral wan horn rn Chambersburg. I’a,. in Itcw. When i boy Ii© worked in th© little brickyard ,«utv| |»y hie father, an.I I. ft that to ■liter A l*o*»k etor© at £1 a week. Iii* next move nae to 1’luladelphnt, •nil he got there ai.leil only by the at*inly leg-* that trndge*! over ©very foot of the wav Int ween Chambersburg mil the city of w lute marble step*. Im l’hi!a<lel|>liia lie inarrii*<l, ami w ae mn Ie Secret ar*'of th© Young Min’* t Ii Italian \«*#nciation two exent * that hap* (lent il not very f*r apart.  Iii Im.I hi father iii law ntarte<l him tu a atop© which wa* th© beginning of Iii* prevent im mon*© establishment. 'I hat i* th© story of hi* life. And it i* a* different from lit* present existence aa lh© briekyartl of Iii* Itoyhnml i* dif* ferent from the I’o* to (tic© Department if the United State*.  The prtaeut family of th© IVstma-ter General conai*t* of that ofBttal himaelf. Mr*. Wanamaker. Thotnan It and L. Holman Wanamaker. Aiel the two girl*, Min*©* Minnie and Lilly, the former a debutant© of tin* a©a*ou ami t! I* latter A uprightly voting lady of l l. < In© of the von*, the elder. i> in Philadelphia, while L ll. Wanamaker i* in Prance repr©M©ntiiig th® ti rn* of Wan-iiiiaker A Co,, of Philadelphia. Mr*. Wanamaker and hor two daughter* are in Washington.  I he house occupied bv th© Wana-niaker* i* nut only historical but sur-roiiuded bv memories of the moat  III?  r &&  im,  si'S'k  Mlt*. WAN ASI AKI* U CUI •'IU  biiUiaut -iH-ial event* tim; lmv.* ©v. r | *h 'n© tu American wx'iety. The bonita ] w i* ( art of the • Id Fr» Iingliuy»« a es- j ! i*e I he intel nr b is been r« molaled t a vei .treat ■ tent. md cost a gosl Rinio ilioii'Uiul* o’ .loilar*. The par-J lo* i- cha: uuiigly furnished, the pre-I x iii;:: t ’ie In ; ta bt*I dark. Etch- J  I: g etiuruyi'tg '• 1,1111 brie-a brut -  till od.I no.k' aiel spree*, but til© moat I***.'ut if J picture* ar© where they should be in the tit gdiary.  Her home a.el charity are Mr*. Wanauiakev’M chief pleasure* in life. Although judicium ihi>ugh the fore© of the very in it) .< (which prompt* her gilt*, sh. anti anil. give* aw av a great deal of monev .Iii.vtIv or indirectly to tlie |M.*or of i'hiladelplfia The chief characteristic of the woman i* tact, a trait which, ctreiythiug conaiderotl.she no**©**©* ilia most remarkable degree.  \ story is told of Mrs. Wanamaker which clearly illustrate* tin* attribute. Mr. Wanamaker met one 'lay a man \\ iiom Ii© hail know n in year- gone by and to whom he desired to abow some c iiirtesv. so he invited hint to call on Mr*. Wanamaker. Now. this old friend was primitive in hi* ways ami rather  THE WANAMAKER MANSION.  crude aa to social observances, ho Mr. Wanamaker coat his wife word to make th© . aller as much at home as possible. Aa it happened, the caller made his appearance just as Mrs. Wanamaker was in the midst of an afternoon tea. When he taw what was going on a nervous deairs to get oat only increased his embarrassment. Mrs. Wanamaker, seeing this, tried to calm him with a cup of tee served in a cup belonging  to u new and «lmn*t priceless set, handing him the Inn crag© w ith her own hand. Of course the (Int thing the visitor did wa* to break the cup, at which mishap he wa* rapidly dying <>f fright when Mr*. Wanamaker tamed to him end said:  “The*© cups ar© so fragile that tiler are almost useless," anil then turning. ’ *0 a* to I*© seen by all, said "Hi’© how | easily they break, and while speaking 1 cm sited the cup iu her ow ii hand into a j ii.»/.en piece*  lint to return to the Postmaster Gen- i er»l himself. There is ais'ut Iii* office  (  none of the ©teluiox ©n©** that *0 often , mark' the Cabinet officer, between Mr. Wanamaker’* desk and I lit* (*»rri dor of the department there is lint one  door, and that is of lattice-work. No double row of secretaries or aid* a*k yon w hat you want or why yon want it. You go in, wait your turn iii the anto-room, ami are then privileged to walk up to th<» desk of til© Postmaster General, make 'our little speech, and then give the next man a chant'©. There i* not a single employ© of the I luted State* Government that work* harder or more hours a 'lay than the Poet master General, y© rises at ti, breakfast* at 6:30, read- the morning papers, and is at hi* desk at * o’clock. an hour liefore the department 1* open for busmen* or the h'.k* have arrived.  Laid Over One Train.  “Put down room No oil to I*© celled in time for tin' I <*• train iii the morning." ii© said, i* he leaned gracefully ov.-r toward til© night clerk of a Mi*  si* appt hotel,  ‘ * a e of life and death V” .pi. rie l tho clerk  “Why, no; but I waul tog©! to Jack son liefor© noon.  “Hadttt you better "ar for the 0 train */"  “Whet i* it t • you  “Nothii g but th© excitement an i mu**, and I .hail probably have to testify at the Coroner'' inquest,  "I f don’t exactly eaten oa."  “Coni© up stairs, pleas©  When th©' had .. ©ended t*» th* tir*t sleeping ti.kit the clerk continued ;  “’I in* I* r.s'iu No. »*. us von sin'. There ar** live bull. t b I* * rn the do. r. Man in lure !a*t week warned to bo called for that vailv train. Doom No. do ha* seven bullet ii dc'-, but tho*© Stand for two men. I 1 new piece in tis.’ c n|» t In ie 1 where a luau fell and bh d to death. Down here —*  “Hilt Who kill* off th. <e guests V" ask* : ti *' Cain ler.  “Oh, the oth.-r git©*ts. A* '.sin a* th*' niggt I conte* up and knock* aud I aw I * out, ( ti. Shaw, who ha* No. i. reaches for hi* -In tgui:. O'er in No. 2*.» Judge III*'©ii* slips oat "itll hi* revolver. Major Brook*, "ho i* in No. rid. alw a." cones iii a good third witli a Derringer, and th* rest of the fellows along the hall are always more or less well heeled W© don’t care so much about th© nigger, a* niggers are mighty cheap mound here, but there must be an inquest OU tile ltody of tho w hit© man, and “Did I *ay call me for the 4 :3b train ?“ queried th© traveler.  “I believe *0."  “Then it was a mistake. I in in no hurry. In fact. I like Mississippi in general and tin* tow ii in particular ; and even if I g. t away at 9:30 I shul! be sorry togo. Just rub out the memo* randa. and if I don’t get up in time for breakfast yon ueedn t mind sending a nigger up to jKtuiid on the door." Afiv Vink Sun.  A Tm© Fish Story.  Near I- a vear ago Fisherman W\ T. Van I)'he, while pursuing hilt occupation off shore, invitingly threw out a fishing line with two weiLbaited hook*. Presently there was a jerk the bait had " took.” Yan Dyke was hauling in hand oxer hand, when suddenly th© tension ceased, Slid the line was grace-full' and ie Ii .ut Iv whisked into tit© boat minus both hooks.  Last fall Mr. Van Dyke in emptying one of hi* “pounds” of hi* overnight catch, discovered among his captives a “pig ” fish ami a si a bass united by a bit of tlshiug cord, w inch he readily identified us his own. A hook had (H'uetrated the jaw oi each bsh, and, becoming imbedded there, the flesh had grow n around their barbs aud thus securely fastened them in 4>osttion. Thus held together for nearly a twelvemonth they hail coursed the briny in double learn, held bv a single twine, till death out their thread of life in twain.  The skeletons of this carious pair of accidental Siamese twins, toother wi|b the hooks and line whioh constituted their sole domestic tie, now adorn the walla of the fish house of Mr. Van Dyke on Ocean avenue, opposite North Beth avenue.—Long Branch Newt.  A Carious Customer.  HE Hrat tim© I ever met Mrs. McHtagg,” said Prank M Manus,  on© of th© brightest lights of th© St. (Amis bar, one day recently, .when Ii©    had    th©  special honor of a eon’ tar* attn ti with th© ■**-: I    writ'    "I    av    iii©  n. J yS    fir*t    tun© I ever    met  lier wa* it I »rt I Igjjy Wayne. Indi ma sh© wa*    then    suing    (>>r  breach of pronii*©, and, a* luck would have it, I wa* counsel for defendant, and in the ©our-© of clo** examining her, I queried :  “’You sa'' that Mi (..'lightly ga'© iou to un.lei stand that h© would marry you ?’  “ ’WI ult cr you’n ii* ar gi'in’ rn©? I bain t done gwinedon© Ii'©ii er lifetime ’t Smoke Fork ‘th.nit knowb*dgin’ whsrfor’ 'n’ w hill for a man means, when he kern* roan fer s favi .r?’ “‘Where 1* Smoky Fork, madamV I asked  “ ‘Set yon’nn* up fer a lawver man, ’n’ ©en duello wh ir Baiokr Fork ii© in’s. Beckon y bain’t ©er It ©©rd <> Caner (’rick  " 'Ro; ma’am. Wfcti** is it “'In Tautly*©© f ti -1 lieni ii C’um’er’lan’*  “ ‘Ah’ Well, Mr. (i'light!' pros**!.'  "•‘YtiU’un* kin b*'tc lo * m thet ’  ’nuf t«-r git rn© ’  “ ' What did he * iy ?’  “ 'He’un*?’  “ 'V ©*.'  “ ‘(nightly V “ I if course '  “ 'Wall, a. I wo* a stirrin' out’n the hack yard Im'Apl tile lay la© nils a bustiti inter ’n' s*v e tvr un . -«•/. >• ■’  “ 'Makin' *<>ap V “ ‘V©*.’ *«*' I (cr him. I.  “ *M* hoi p you’iis V’ *ez V.  “ ‘Yen’ll* niev ' *e/ I " ‘ll©twi*t*Hl ’n' tamed the back er whilt, 'n’ said ae/. •  “ I’d like ter twist ’n’ turn yet *”aj» fer you'n* the baUuce o' mer life,’ h©z *e.  “ ’Much(rtdeeged,**e« I.'n’I wont off tor ( 'ooh' I Ile thet a'temoo:. ’n’ tonight me mer wedditt* tugger;- •  11 w up * ready iu leu da * ’  “ ‘Didn*t lie return t*. claim you for hi* brid©  “ 'Naw. Thet wur the la-* I se* <1 o' him.’  “ Wa* M.at all the j rot* - ii he ma vie you ?’  “ ‘Va a . wasn't thet ©muff, w uh th© lay la*-* ©r bustin inter bloom, ’n’ tiler bud a ing:n\ an' me ©r lookin' fer ©r hti'bau’, au’ a stirrin’ soap *’  ’ tho  pro-  gl.td  H.'UP ]i*' *‘Z bls'Ui,  stirrer  Hai ll' ’ ‘Yu* wall-I volt’ai.  cl ©rule: ! int side th;  lf I  1 ’ere  I tell yoii’uns, pine blank  co t-now.  jsiw fill [lunier  me  lions  PII mak you ax*  “Bite lost her© •• aid I *>aw no more of her until ne d.i I wa* c ill©.! ii|<on bv a Mr. McM i*li to poH*nre a divorce. Iii’ w;i* a little bu f a fallow, with a *, ired look I!. Ill* Ii Ii' 111 «■ I V cs, aud I {-.ok a pity n 111;.*. u .1 ti k tile .m.-o at the same time.  "The ease Can.© up, and when tho wife went on Hi© witne** stand who should face me but my Port Way na fin itch the Widow Mc.^tagg.  " 'Madam,* said I. in my in. -t sttRve accent*, you said that vonr husband here, Mr. McMu-h, treats you badly and that you sue for a divorce on account of really crud use on In* part.’  *' ‘Ye*, sir. He he/ th© most ugly disposition on top o’ dirt. He’d le v scalped me ef I hisln't taken ’n’ soli o pulverized him.’  *' 'How wa* thatV ' I ji*’ (low nisi him, ’n' r immed him (well he wur blind fer el fo’tmght. 'n’ snk mr' sicker’n our ole ©ow when sh© h.d the measle*.’  “ "Well, though I’m pretty stout myself, I’m thankful you are not my wif©.'  “She looked at me closoly for a moment, ami then broke oat  “ ‘You'uns er the un-'etuiut cuss w hut I met in Fo’t Wayne.'  “ ‘Yes‘rn.’  ' 'Good thing you'uns not mer husband I'd w allop you'uns twell y’ eonld-n't *tan’. I) n you’uns,'and she flirt**! front the w itne*s-stand. hut I gained rn' case.’’—Chil aijtt. Ledger.  They Swore.  FE I END of mu ©  ha* two little sons. ag**! re*i*ee-ti'slv three aud five '©ars. They have be* n most carefully trained, a ii d especially » 1 1 u i’ J and g: arded against profanity, ll u t one day the little fellows aru*© feeling irresistibly impelled to do soiuethirg naughty, and. the nursery door being open, we overheard the following :  “Let’s swear,“ pro|H>*ol John, tho elder  “Well, letli," Ii*pod win* Charlie “Go ahead," said John, encoumg-  ^Yoo thwear flrtht,” replied Charlie. A moment’s hesitation aud John ie-sponded, emphatically:  “I swear!"  “Tho do I," asserted Charlie, *ol-emnly.  Aud that evening before saying their prayer* the little sinners penitently oonfeaeed that they “has aweared" iu the BMoruing.  TBF AKI/OV,1 EK RFR.  Sperlm*** llrlrk* »f W««l»f» I -Slxflil  Knl**|>rl**>  Wa ©xtraet the following from tho led issue of th© Arnonn Kicker  “A Htraw. We ha'© just cl >*©•! a bargain with Henry Mhane. Hie wvll-known contractor and build- r, fra «>ne-Mt*>ry atbbtion to th© rear end >*f •mr odic©, to lie Hill in size. Tki* usmi will 1>© ’ised w a gun-mitil *h'»|> nn*ler our own personal management. This xviii give us, under one and th** Sara© roof, s gn at weekly |»ap©r, a job and book office, a grocery, a teed st >re. a hardware store, a butcher shop, a lax't and sh"© store, a signal station, and a gun-shop I'hre© year* ago, u|»on our arrival id this town. we sle^g iiniler a wagon for th© tlr*t three night*, and lh© first money we hail "as a borrowed dollar.  “ Is it any wonder that our moon-eyed, lantern-jaw'*!, mule-©ar***l "intern(mary down th© street gnaws stile all day and ha* the colic ail night."  “Always Ahead. Next Monday mottling an artist and engraver from C!u©at.'> will arrivo in town to accept of a js»sition tendered by th© Kicker. We ar© the first lo intr<Hluc© a real artist into Arizona, as we lead the wav sn all other good thing*. Hereafter all matters of local im|>orLance. hut more ©*l>eciAlly street rows attended with ©•ss of Ute, will Iv© ill n*t rat ©-I 'n the highest style of the art. thereby in-ci casing the value of th© Kv’krr to sui>*ertlien* by al least IOU [>©v cent, w hile the price of subscript! u xviii remain at th© old figure*."  “Tut G ALLER J mu It ha# •■« hap-l**n***L every tim© we have Wen obliged to kill s man in tin.* town in self-*l>*-fen*©! that th© coroner ami everybody el*© was in a great hurry, and that th© body w a* buried in the an "it convenient pix©©. Last week w© were 'truck with the idea of getting them all together rn oue common -pot, and we bought an acre of sand lot of C"l. Hawkins for a ground-work Our greeneyed eon temporary got a bint of what wa* up. ami ii© went blowing around town and did his !>©*t to head na off, he failed, however, and during ti©* thaw we ha*! the five Imdi*** taken up, removed to w hat jus a1 read' known a* ‘the A © Aer corral,' and ©ach grave designated with a white headlxiard with til** name painted neatly thereon. In the spring, we vdiail se*- that ©ach grave is covered with trailing arbutu-tliat is if arbutus will trail r:    this  country. The names a* the; app* ar on the head-boards, ar©; 'M >s<*. Pat**, J un, bam and Jack.* We *ha;l probably add a Couple more to the list I©* f i e th© ides of Mav. whatever that i-.  “They,Don’t Enthuse.—Every n -w  .im! then soul** on© who 1* dissatisfied w Uh th** course of th© A » t©r b b* up with a proposition to runt: out of tho county bv ©stahlixhmg a n* w weekly, in nj p ,*ition. Be g «•* blow j'. g around gets out a [iro'j cctu* on a brokon-bucked tj[>e-writer, puts hi* own uaiiio down for aud that * the last of it We’ve seen twenty * ich cas*** in the Iii t three years, and thee no I z*r make ort hair *tand on (Md and chi!!* canter up and d IWD our -pmul i i nun.  "I'w * week* ago we felt it OUT linty to cantion th© Mayor ”f this town that L© wa.* ruling a high hor.*©, and that he must com© down to a mule or wed take measures!** make hun. He carried an old *l. 't-;,un around for tw.< or thre*« da*, telling everybody he hail cam [a* I on our trail, but it finally got too heavy for lam and lie * <hl it for * >, aud got out the usual ufOspoctuWe hear that lie ha* tim* far succeeded in ruis-nig M and a dog toward.* establishing a great newspaper lure. By nay of encouragement we ll ad I a second d-'g, aud"© ho)* the Mayor will push hi* proj**ct for all it - worth.  “Hot G it.i v. A* (indicted in cur Iud issue, Col. MeCluft was u t held for the a tooting of Dan Tompkins. A* we were an eye witness t-> th® "hoi© affair, we felt it our duty to go I adore the coroner’s jury with our testimony. Oar blink-eyed    «*>n temporary down  the street says we did tin* hoping to increase the circulation of the A h Aft*, and he is partly correct. \S e never 1*1 slip au opiMirtunitv to increase our subscription list. aud ar© happy to announce that three members of th© coroner's jury subscribed aud paul for a 'ear in advance, while th© undertaker who furnished the box has given us a six i Ii a*l to run c. o. d. t. f.  “TU© Colonel was taking a drink at th© bar of the (ira; Wolf Sal‘ion when T mpkins hit him on the chin with an onion. It wa* a brutal and uncalled for thing, and Tompkins pull© I his gun to back it up. Th© Colonel juuij»**d behind a barre!, pulled his gnu aud both fired tegcther. W iii!© he only lost alock of hair, Tompkins got it plumb center and fell dead. This should la? a solemn warning to al! hi* clos** not to monkey with a gentleman w hen putting awray an afternoon austaiuer.” — Detroit Free Bret*.  SIMPSON & COUSO!,  - PEAL— IK——  Grain, Ute Stock,  i—'■■■ ayrv ■- ■ —  COAL,  ALDEN,    •    IOWA.  Winona, (ll., Teal, Warranted 5T» Cent. Fuel.  PETER TAYLOR,   DEALER TK-  Live Stock,  GRAIN,  Seeds & Coal.  ALDEN, IOWA.  WILLIAM KEATnfoT  Dsnlw ta  [leary and Shelf Hardware,  Pocket lid Tikis Catter* Tinware A Woodenware,  UM Uu—MA and Sum* rte# of  IM i HEATHS STOWES & HARGES  la UM markaV.  WILLIAM R RA TI VO, Al®*, lox*  CHICAGO, IOWA AND DAKOTA  R ATIiWAY.  SSortKt, OMest and Oily Dirt:;! Lim  B ETW CBN  4 LIPES, IOWA FALLS, LI DORA, A NU ( HIC A(*0, fillAVAlKEE  AND ALL EASTERS POINTS*  Passengers Can Save  FROM  2 HOURS TO S  BETWEEN  CHICAGO IND POINTS ON THIS UNI  BT TSKING  THIS SHOUT ROUTE.  CONNECTIONS AT  ELDORA JI NATION w ih the CL *««■  and Northwestern Kulmy for Tint I •y ( «Hlsr Hajn t* Chiton, Ch;* g; Milwaukee D*** Mollie*. Council Blufffl, bt Baul, Minneapolis aud all pop-.'-* ic Dakota. Nebraska. Kui-m an*l :u” West.  KI.DORA with th* V rural lo" Llosl-way for points North ai-'l houth  IOWA FALL?* with (he B C Ii A N. and lllmou Central Ita.iw iy*. tnt Water !***». Dubuque, Fort IL - Ige aaa fiiou*  City.*  For ail inffiruUor about F'*i<bt on I’tk'senger Bates, applv t * >ur I val tgenta or addr*" th© General Fr© gilt sad Paw stager Agent at EI Jmts. Iowa  JOHN PORTER. W. 8. PORTER.  Von ! SaKuy«.    W.    f. **S I*. A  THE LATEST!  ENDORSED AND U8EO BY THE U. 8. government.  tm get THE BEST la fbn Batea* by Buying tha  Acti*tty in the (olfta Trade.  A student in Hate* College, whose father is an undertaker, tells a g"“d story. A near neighbor’a house caught on fire oil© night aud the undertaker'.* storehouse wa# in so much danger that it wa* deemed adw*abl© to remove the hear*®, oortim* anil other stock. A farmer, wno arrived upon th® scene of actio ii j ant as hi* plan was b®*rig carrs©*! into execution, said he thought the di^r of judgment had surely come, for tiler* was the fire aud every one was mailing about with a coffin under his arm. — Lewiston Journo/.  The moat violent passions have their intermissions, vanity alone fives ua no respite.  STAI    EHMKE Oil,   

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