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Turner County herald. (Hurley, Dakota [S.D.]) 1883-19??, April 17, 1890, Image 4

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I. Gabrilson.
Of tho course grains grown on our
northern furms there is none which
out-ranks t!»o out imp—not ev:en ex
cepting the corn —when its wide
range of usefulness food is taken
Into iiccount. 'I his may 1m said witii
all tltferi'iH'u to Uio tnagiiillmit field
fconii na it stund.s like a fore.it of food
towering-abovo the Head anil reach of
the tall eat man, because it supplies a
food for every animal on the l'urm in
which no element of nutrition is luck
in^ but has just about enough of
everything needed to form the bony
structure, produce the muscular ar
rangement of Hush and supply the
necessary fat to round out the form,
which is so pleasing ttnd captivating to
the human eye.
In this paper oats are considered from
the standpoint of the grower and not
from the position of the farmer, or
dairyman, who keeps slock to consume
the coarse fodder, such as hay or corn
fodder, and buys concentratfd food in
•com, outs, bran, etc. So that estimat
ing the value Of an article of food for,
say, milk production, the question of
economy must not be lost sijxht of.
In the market of this section the
following tigun-i represent comparative
ystl ues:
Corn, 22 cents per bushel, or 88.00 per
Oats 16 cents per bushel, or910.00.prr
JSran, 80,00 per ton.
.Now, because oats are worth ten dol
lars per ton, we do not believe that it
will be profitable to haul oais or corn
to market and exchange i'or bran,
which is so highly- extolled—and truth
fully—as a food for cows. It will be
seen that oats and corn at prevailing
prices equal nine, dollars per ton—the
price of bran and sis a winter ration is
surpassed by none. Jint if the farmer
has corn and a short supjily of oats,
then bran at or near the price of oats
will be the more profitable to buy, be
cause a combination of the loose-lying
bran with the more compact corn meal
leaves the combined foods in an admir
able condition to be acted on by the
gastric juices of the stomach. Another
tan tital re.ison for buying bran in
stead of oats, as a complement to corn
is that bran has the advantage of being
See :iag"f6r the oat'erop, should be
done as soon as the ground has settled.
Oats are not as fastidious as wheat or
barley in the matter of a seed bed, but
it does not prove that profitable results
do not follow a thorough working of
the soil. Kail plowed ground generally
has the advantage of spring plowed, in
that it does not encourage so great
a growth ot straw. For this reason
many good farmers sow oats among
thp stalks of the previous year's corn
.More Attention should be paid to tho
Value of rotation in cropping the diff
erent iields of a farmland in no crop is
this benefit more noticeable than oats.
With clover aa a foundation, different
grain crops maiy be removed without
the "running out" so plainly seen in
lands subject to tho single crop idea.
The quantity of seed per acre must
vary accordiug as the land is rich/' or
1-1" poor." On ground where potatoes
grown the year before we have
found one bushel sufficient to produce
a sixty bushel crop. Oa other land we
BOW from two to three bushels per acre.
This brings us to the subject of this
article, viz: to call attention to the
value of this crop in its until rashed
Htate as food for cows, and other stock.
It is plain to any faamer that oats can
not one rear with another be threshed
for less than live cents per bushel
counting cost of threshing, labor, keep
jpttoains, etc. Add to this the cost of
{{finding, which, if done away from
home, brings the cost up to one half
...• the price paid for a bushel of oats at
the elevator to-day. A startling fact,
but true, nevertheless.
gi. All this expense can be saved by
feeding to cows in the bundle with as
little loss from undigested grain as if
threshed and ground into ineal. But
oats in the bundle canuot be stored in
barns on account of the ravages of
mice, etc. Vermin, fthis kind, may
be circumvented by psissing the whole
straw through a cutting box, chopping
it into iu. or in. lengths. In thi
way we have stored a thousand bushels
of oats, in the straw, with the happiest
Oats intended for this purpose may
"advantageously be sown somewhat
thicker than ordinarily, and so get a
liner and more palatable straw.
'I he selection of seed oats, like seed
corn, must be on tho theory: "The
best is hone ton good." Jiy repeated
winnowing, the biggest and heaviest
grains will be secured, and this should
be attended to now.
Tlie «ra Crt'itmcry.
While there is any amount of room
for intelligent and successful private
dairying, we now very seldom hear the
advantages of well managed co-opera
tive daries disputed, and indeed how
could any one, who knows anything of
the hard work which necessity imposes
on our fanners' wives, deny that the
creameries and cheese factories have
proved a blessing.
The creamery, paying cash every
month, enables the farmers to buy their
supplies on a ish basis, and thus do
away with the pernicious and demoral
system, which costs
•them a great deal more than they are
aware of, and which nevertheless is of
no benefit to the storekeepers. Hut
this is not all, tin: creamery is. 'lso a
a practical educator. When Mr. A.
only realizes 820 or 825 per cow, and he
sees that Mr. B. realizes S50"or SCO, ho
is very much inclined to Inquire into
the reasons and improve bis methods.
When C. hears that !.. who owns 100
acres, is able to milk 40 cows, 1 he
(0.) with 200 acres, only milts 30, he is
Tejty apt to do a little thinking. Tl.e
creamery, especially If a co-operative
one, will help to make business men of
the farmers, and investigation will
confirm the assertion that tho succcss
ruL&mncrsAm business uu-i:.
rubUo notiCC Is lu'rpbv piven Hint irop08ttls
will be rt&clreil by tlte tmnril of county commis
sioners of .Turner county, south Liafciitn. up to
Monday, the I2tii day or Slay, 1890, at is o'clock
in., tor furnishing all material except tront. anil
^mnlete.1 accortfnB toplansand upecltleatlon*
on file In the office of the couuty clerk. Bald
uldsmust be for each JoT» separately and must
^nunlru uit.atfr AIM... ",«•
Dakota, marked oposalis for vanit. etc. Tlie
commissioner:) reserve tlie right to reject any
and all bids.
Dated at l'arker,
I)., April lttli.
M. .1. IfOOAN'.
County clerk.
l.anil (mice at Yankton. S. Dak.
Jr., r.tli, 1 0.
Notli-c Is licri-hv ulvin tliat tlie i«1|mvl»K
nalnud scltirr has filed uotlre or Ills Intentlim
I.. Iiii.lir Until Iin.i.f hi MipjHirt it Ins claim, and
that i«a!i| proof will he iuadi Ijcroic the rejilftw
or receiver at Yankton, South Oakotii, on Tliurs.
day, Slav 1. lino, viz:
under liomest. ad entry No. 8,051. for tho north
west quartt-r, .scctum thlrty^oiir. t'.iwnshlii nine
ty-seven, ranuc lifty-four.
lie naines the follinvlue witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon and cultivation of,
lHnd viz:
Christian Svenilscn of Daneville, Turner To. •».
Dakota, Hans Xlculat SoreiiSHii of Kreva. Tur
ner comity, S. ()., Carl Anderson aiut Jacob
•Jensen, both of Swan I.hko. 'l'uri'i'i- (in. s. ii.
U. S, l^atiU OIllcc at Yankton, South Dakota.
March 17.1890.
VTOTlrK. Is hereby Klven th»t the followiuc
nlinied settler has tiled notice of Ills Inten
tion to make final proof In support of his claim,
and that said proof win lie made before I lie
Indue, or In Ills absence before tile elerk of the
circuit court Tor Turner county. South Dakota,
at. Parker, the comity seat thereof, on Saturday,
the ad day of Mav. !'-90. viz:
under his homestead enrrv No. 8277 for the
north half of the southeast quarter of section
No. tweiity-nlno. In township No. liinetv-seven.
north of range No. Ilftv-threc west sth 1'.
lie names the foilnwlni: witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon, and cultivation of
said land, viz:
.lorgen .linnensen, .lortjen Muilsen anil l.aurltz
A. Hover, all of Swim Lake. Tuniei County,
K)iith IHilcota, ami l'ete'- JensiMi of Hancville.
Turner county, South Dakota.
W. H. ROBERTSON, Banker.
Uerercncc by Tcrmls^lon:
The banks of itdepeu-
Uonco ami Waterloo Iowa.
$$ C. H. Goddard,
Attorney End CcLnsellcr at Law.
Office over Tinner Countv Hunk.
Tubular and Artesian Well Drillers,
Iron Pumps ot all Descriptions and
Pump Kepairs.
Water without alkali, and a well that cannot
be pumped dry suaranteccl, or no pav.
{37~"o business transacted on Sunday._ff3
C. WARD, Proprietor.
All Orders Promptly At­
tended to and
Stout Bro'fi,
Having recently made additions to our
shop and stock, we are better
prepared than ever before
to do work promptly
•5 is-W- and with perfect
Sale and Feed Stable,
Sorman and Clydsdale Stallions
Always on hand.
tlorsci*. Carringo«, liiucglcs—In fact, an^lhluK in
jigg tlie way of I.lvory-on the shortest
notice, and on the
Hurley. I), T.
Is so operated as to meet the requirements oX
tlimuKU and local travel, providing fast through
through trains with close connections [or
And all points in
v. OltliUON,
CALiFOitM.v and
l'uiaco Sleopingr and Dining care are
run on all through trains.
Colonist Sleeping Curs on the Denver
For time nt trains, tickets and all Information
apply to station agents or tlie. .Chicago & North
Western Jtailway. or to the Ucu«ra I'assfrnger
Aeeut at Chicago.
iy.li.Nr.WMAR'. J.ll.WniTMAX,
3d Vlec-Prcs. Grn'l Manaccr.
K. R. W
Oil'l isn AU'-
Turner Gopnty Herald.
Published K\ery Thursday.
UliKLEY.S. D„ AWUL 17,1890.
Arbor Day rroelnmntlon,
State of South Dakota—Kx^cutive
ollici'i In accordance with a custom
that is rapidly becoming general in all
parts of the country, I, Arthur C.
.Siellette, governor of the state of South
Dakota, do hereby designate Thuriday,
May !, 1800 as arbor day, and I most
earnestly request the people throughout
the state to observe and devote the day
to the planting of trees, shrubs and
vines about tho homes also In all the
public grounds and along the highways.
I recommend that special attention be
given in all public schools and colleges
to the observance of the day in a man
ner that shall be beneficial and instruc
tive and produce lasting results.
Witness my hand and thesrrcat seal
of the state, at JL'ierre. the temporary
capital this 4th day of A pril, 1800. J!y
the governor, A. C. MELLETTE.
A. O. Kixgsiiud,Secretary of State.
The Iowa legislature adjourned Tues
Gen. B. F. Butler is said to bo worth
NVolsey lias been made a money order
office, and to celebrate the event she
talks of entering the capital race,
Only twenty-six women out of 125
qualified to vote presented themselves
at the polls in Woonsocket last week.
Congressman Samuel J. Handall died
at his residence in Washington Sunday,
of internal cancer, after a long and
painful illness.
The demand for fractional currency
seems to be growing throughout the
land. Let us have the currency, by all
Tho Mitchell liepublican wants the
seed wheat question taken out of poli
tics. Editor Wheelock doubtless wants
to give Cal." a chance at it and the
l'ress is out of politics, you know.
One of the laws enacted by the late
legislature provides that when any per
son shall place a "barbed wire fence
across a wagon road which has been
traveled either as a public or private
thoroughfare he shall on the same day
build an obstruction across said road,
on the outside and no farther from
said fence than two rods, consisting of
two boards or poles securely fastened
to three upright posts. Any person
failing to corn ply with the provisions
ot this law is liable to a fine of not less
than ten or more than fifty dollars, and
shall be liable for damages to person or
The Herald wishes to go record as
being opposed to the expenditure of one
cent of county money for the fitting up
of the she'll located on the hill south of
the Miiw.*-.ukee track in Parker for
county offices. The commissions have
rented a building in Parker which will
answer the purpose for the present
time. If a vault is necessary, let it be
built in connection with sa'd building.
When Parker puts up that promised
310,000 it will be time to c&mmence
talking about making improvements
on their discarded school house which
occupies to 100 feet square south of
town (market cash value 36,720) donat
ed to the county by said town. The
building of another railroad through
Turner county will add to the area of
country dircctly tributary to Hurley,
and at no very distant day the" voters
of Turner county will declare by their
ballots that the county buildings must
be erected at Hurley. Why, then,
should the money be wasted in repair
ing old buildings in l'arker The
handwriting is on tho wall—Hurley is
to be the capital of Turner county, and
the verdict may be given before the
snows of another winter cover our fer
tile prairies.
liridgewater Times: Conklin's Da
kotain is authority for the statement
that the farmers ot the state have de
termined to organize an anti-usury
league in every county, and later on, in
every township in the state. It.
will be
strictly a secret organization whose
purpose it will be to enforce the crim
inal law against every usurer in tho.
county by indictment before the grand
jury. The Dakotian goes on to say
that the plan has been matured'by ten
of the best minds in the state,including
some of the best legal talent. The in
dictment and conviction of usurers for
their acts since the adoption of the mis
demeanor clause in 1889 is a matter so
easy when understood as to cause sur
prise that it had not been pushed before.
But in this as in most xther cases, what
is everybody's business is no one's busi
ness. The victims dare not squeal,' and
those not suffers do not c^ro to act.
The plan of this new society will bring
thc'victims before the grand jury with
out any knowledge on their part ot
what' is going on until they are sum
moned as witnesses. They, as a rule,
will tell the truth and the whole truth
when compelled to swear. Who the
victims are, is well known in every
county, and all that is necessary for the
league to do is to have them summoned
before the grand jury and compel theiu
to testify. The committee now in
charge of drafting the secret work, con
stitution and rules for this new league
will have their work completed in a
few days and ready to commence the
work of organization.
In the Weit,
Pierre Free l'ress.
The day is not far distant when South
Dakota will be one of the richest states
in the west. There is no state in the
Union that has more varied resources
than this, and, though an occasional
season of oppression may come, there
will be a steady development. The
eastern portion is aiready known for
itiwhtat and corn the western by its
gold, silver, tin and other metals, and
tho whole state as a place wherein
stock raising is always profitable. This
is no time to get dlscouragcd, but rather
to giiin new linpf and work hariior.
Slonx Falls, Yankton and Denvor.
Vankton Press 15th Inst,
A gathering of intense interest was
held at the Union club rooms last even
ing in honor of Messrs. Sherman and
Cobb, two gentlemen who reached
Yankton on the early Northwestern
train to conclude arrangements for the
construction of a railroad from Sioux
'Falls to Yankton. They drove over
the line of the survey from Sioux Falls
to Hurley, and there took the ears fur
iinkton. The meeting was or an in-,
formal ch:srai-l.-r, presided over by
President So^al.of the board of trade.
It was a chatty- affair in which all the
participants were privileged to speak
whoever the spirit moved them. Vet
there was a great deal of business
method in the proceedings, and in the
end Yankton became fully satisfied
that it is to have a new railroad be
tween now and the fall of snow. Mr.
Sherman and Mr. Cobb explained in
detail the plans of the Boston capital
ists. They are to build an independent
line of road from Sioux Falls to Yank
ton as tlie lirit move. Beyond Yumktpn
no plans had been made, as the new
company first desired to reach Yank
ton. But they would hardly build- the
road for the mere purpose of coming to
There wefe present at the meeting
several Nebraska delegations—from
Norfolk, Kearney and Uoldredge. The
gentlemen representing these cities
outlined the plans of their respective
communities in encouragement of the
southwestern extension of tho coming
railroad from Yankton, and what they
said was very favorably received by
Messrs. Cobb and Sherman. Their in
terest in this branch of the subject was
highly encouraging to tho N'ebrasha
After the Union club reception was
concluded the Yankton committee met
privately with the railroad ambassadors
and a harmonious conclusion was
readied in regard to the construction
of the road. Most of to-day was devot
ed to the business of the Yankton ex
tension and the Nebraska extension,
and the visitors took their departure on
the afternoon Milwaukee train.
The time lor business has arrived.
The preliminaries are arranged, and
the Sioux Falls. Yankton & Denver
railroad will speedily become a reality.
Noxious Weeds.
An Act to provide for the destruction
ot Noxious Weeds.
Bo it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of South Dakota:
Section 1. Every person and corpora
tion shall destroy on all lands which he
or it may own or occupy, all weeds
of the kind known of Itns-sian thistle,
Canadian thistle and cockle burr, at
such time as the township board of
supervisors, or tlie board of county
commissioners Cn the counties which
have not- ten organized into
township) may direct and notice shall
be published in one or more county pa
pers l'or a time not less than three
weeks before the time fixed for the de
struction of said noxious weeds
Provided, That is there be no news
paper published in the county, then the
said notice in the lieu of such publica
tion be posted the same as election
notices are posted.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the
township supervisors, or the board of
county commissioners, to fix the time
for the destruction of all noxious weeds
and to provide for their destruction in
such a manner as to prevent their bear
ing seed.
Sec. 3. Every overseer of highways
of every township or county shall also
at the same time and in like manner,
destroy all such noxious weeds, either
on Clie highways of his road district or
on any unoccupied lands therein, upon
whidi the owner or lessee thereof shall
neglect or refuse to do and for which
service such overseers of high ways
receive as compensation a sum to be
fixed by the board of county commis
sioners, to bo paid out of the general
county fund
Provided, however, That the compen
sation for the said services shall not be
less than two dollars per day.
Sec. 4. it shall be the duty of tho
overseer of highways to present to the
board of county commissioners an
itemized account, verified under oath,
showing description of each piece of
land upon which noxious weeds have
been destroyed in accordance with the
provisions of this act and the amount
of the charges for such services by sep
arate items and said amounts shall be
come a lien against the lands so de
scribed, exceptin case'of the destruction
of noxious weeds upon the public high
ways. Tho amount of cost of the de
struction of such noxious weeds as so
cei tilled shall be placed upon the tax
list in a separate column beaded "For
The Destruction of Noxious Weeds" as
a tax against the land upon which such
noxious weeds were destroyed, subject
to all the penalties thereof, and to be
collected as other taxes, and the entry
of such tax list shall be conclusive
evidence of the.liabiiity-of the land to
such tux.
Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of all
overseers of highways to certify to the
county clerk in an itemized account,
verified by oath, tlie amount of labor
performed in destroying noxious weeds
on all lands not public highways on or
before the fifteenth day of September in
each year.
Sec 6. It shall be the duty of the
county clerk to enter upon tho tax list
in a separate column for that purpose
headed, "For the Destruction of Nox
ious Weeds" an amount equal to the
cost of suuh labor as a tax against all
lands not public highways upon which
such noxious weeds were destroyed.
Sec. 7. If the owner or occupant of
any such lands, or the overieer of any
highway, or the board of county com
missioners or board of township super
visors in any county or township of
this state shall fail to comply with any
ot the requirements of this act they
shall forfeit to the county for such of
fense a penalty o£ not less than five nor
more than fifty dollars and upon com
plaint the state's attorney shall prose
cute for any neglect of duty on the part
of the owners or occupants of lands,
overseers of public highways, boards
of county commissioners or township
supervisors. A11 forfeitures arising
under the provisions of this act shall
inure to thegeneral fund of the county
in which action is brought.
Sec. 8. The state's attorney shall be
liable under his bond for any failure to
comply with the provisions of this act.
Sec. 9, All acts and parts of acts in
confiict with tho provisions of this act
are hereby repealed.
Sec. 10. Notices to the owner of thn
land provided to be given under the
provisions of this act shall be made in
the same manner as summons in the:
circuit court.
Sec. 11. Whereas, an emergency ex
ists. therefore this act shall take efTect
and be in force from and after its pass
age and approval.
To Eneotiruce Timber Culture.
The following bill passed the late leg
is lature and was approved by the gov
An Act to amend Article 9 of Chapter
the Political Code and to con­
tinue its provisions in force.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of South Dakota:
Section 1. Every person planting one
acre or more of prairie laiid within ten
years after the passage of this act with
any kind of forest trees, and suceess
fuliy growing and cultivating the same
lor three years, shall be entitled to re
ceieve for ten years thereafter an annual
bounty or two dollars for each acre so
planted and cultivated, to be paid out
of the state treasury, but such bounty
shall' not be paid any longer than such
grove of trees is maintained and kept
in growing conition.
Sec. 2. Any person wishing to secure
tlie benefits of this act, shall within
three years after planting such grove
of trees and annually thereafter file on
or before the first Monday of July with
the county auditor of the county in
which the same is located a correct
plat or the land, describing the section
or fraction thereof on which such grove
has been planted or cultivated and shall
make the due proof of such planting
and cultivation as well as of the title
to the land by oath of the owner and
the affidavit of two house-holders re
siding in the vicinity, setting forth the
facts in relation to the growth and cul
tivation of tho grove of trees for which
such bounty is demanded. The several
county auditors shall, on or before the
first Monday of August of each year,
lorward to the state auditor a certified
list of all the lands and tree planting
reported and verified to thein in com
pliance with this act, with the name
and postofiice address of the respective
owners thereof.
Provided, this act shall not apply to
any railroad company for planting of
trees within two hundred feet of its
track for the purpose of making a snow
fence, nor to any trees planted upon
land held, entered and acquired under
the timber culture laws of the United
Sec. 3. If the state auditor shall find
that the provisions of this act haye
been duly complied with, he shall issue
to the several applicants entitled there
to his warrant upon the state treasurer
for the bounty so earned.
Sec. 4. This act shall be in forco and
effect on and after Maroh 13th, 1890.
They know how to cure rheumatism
in I'ennsylvania! Mr. J. F. Meigan,
a Fittsburg cigar dealer, awoke one
morning with an attack of rheumatism
in his right arm. Working around the
store during the forenoon made it
worse. By noon the pain was sosevere
that he could not raise his hand to his
head and had to carry his arm in a
sling. One ot his customers, on learn
ing the facts, went across the street, to
E. E, Heck's drug store, and at his own
expense procured a bottle of Chamber
lain's Pain Balm and persuaded the
cigai dealer to try it. It ceased the
pain and reduced the swelling so that
by the next morning he could use his
arm, and by the second morning was
entirely well. This is only one of tho
many severe cases of rheumatism that
have been cured by this valuable rem
edy. 50 cent bottles for 3ale by Emiel
,/ Town Hoard Meeting.
Hurley, April 14,1890.
Board met in accordance with law.
Members present. J. Allen, chairman
and .D. Dwyer absent C. M. Pier also
W. Elliott, clerk,
P. Allen was choscn clerk pro tern..
Lease of Opera hall from T. W. Kyte
for a term of one year ending March
29, 1891, at the annual rent of 8100 was
accepted on condition that he build and
complete two additions to stage 6x16
ft each.
On motion board decided to advertise
for bids by posting notices In three
public places for five days, for comple
tion of grade on Washington street,
and putting in two culvcrts on said
street, bids to be received up to 7 p. m.,
Monday, April 21st. Specifications may
be seen at Allen's office, Hurley, at
which place sealed bids are to bo left.
On motion an order was drawn on
treasurer for the sum of 850 in favor of
T. W. Kyte to apply on rent as per con
On motion board abjourned to Mon
day, April 21,1890, at 7 p. in.
Attest: J. Allen,
P. Allen, Chairman.
A Few Facts.
A farmer in closing a speech said: "I
know by experience that if we pay our
merchants what we owe them, and
then want to buy goods in quantity for
cash we can buy as cheaply at homo as
any placo in the world and again who
will buy one of our farms near a village
all run d.own for lack of support. If
wo want a prosperous town, we must
keep all the money in it we can." This
farmer has got the right idea. A pros
perous town enhances the value
of farms all around it, and
the farmer who goes away from
home to do his trading is not only hurt
ing his own town but Is reducing the
value of his real estate to an extent of
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When I
dead, my.
dearest, y.-
Blag no sad songs for me
rianS thou no roses at my head.
Nor shady cypress tree
Be the green grass above me
With shower* and dewdrops wet
thou wilt, remember,
And If tbou wilt, forget.
I ahull not see the shadows
I shall not feel the rain
I shall not hear the nightingale'
Blng on aB If in pain -r W
And dreaming through the twilight
That doUi not rise nor act,
Ilaply 1 may remember,
And haply may forget.
—Christian RoesettL
The claimant to peculiar respect on
the score of sanctity of life varies in va
rious lands, or, for that matter, in any
habitat. He may be a hypocrite, or a
fanatic, deceiver or dupe—a man of gen
uine worth—though, perhaps, for rea
sons ho would scout—or a loafer win
ning, on acquaintance, deserved con
tempt. I shall put my old friend,
Moung Ko, without a second'3 hesita
tion, in an upper grade of "holy men."
•e walked consciously on high levels
of his profession. Not a phoonghie in all
Burtuah was better versed in the lore,
not merely of the pagoda, but of nature
and of life. HiB fame for charity was
ju$t, and I at least have never been able,
since the occurrence of tho events I pro
pose to relate, to hold that the wild hill
men of Anapoora were wholly mistaken
in calling Moung Ko a seer as well as a
priest. I shall have to show that he, too,
had failed where, verily, popes have
failed. And it may bo that the weird
gift, never a joy to
possessor, was
linked in hidden depths with the ro
mance of a strange career and the pain
of a long fight for repentance.
To 1)9 coherent, and even to compass
conciseness, it is generally well to begin
at tlie beginning. Moreover, my. first
meeting with Moung Ko is an. integral
part of my tale. A hint was offered even
then which I was slow to seize, but which
later was bathed in revealing light. The
existence of the cipher must be divined
before an interpretation can be supplied.
I had penetrated a new district and
encountered an accident. A luckless
slip on tho shelving ledge of a remote
gorge bad nearly sent mo to my doom.
I escaped through the circumstance that
tho thick scrub of tho wilderness strag
gled down the cliff sido to wherever
there was a layer of earth to support
vegetation. For long hours I remained
in a precarious situation, lodged, with a
sprained ankle, amongst brambles above
me, frowning rocks beneath me, the
abyss. The outlook was black. If I
6tirred, the odds were that I should go
over the brink and be dashed to pieces
if I stayed where I was, I must starve.
Again—and I had plenty of space to
think tho thing through—if I shouted
myself hoarse nobody was likely to come
and if the improbable became a fact, and
there was a response, I had no insurance
that aid and not a cruel thrust would be
the result. It was all uncertain whether
friends or enemies were in the neighbor
In tho retrospect it seems to me that
my energies suddenly flagged and that I
passed into a stupor of despair. Surely
there was excuse. But as the weary day
wore on my faculties regained their edge.
I determined to have a cast for dear life.
With much of the gambler's recklessness
and fever I cried aloud at intervals a full
score of times. The silence remained un
broken. But a queer portent perplexed
my mind. From where I was lying the
opposite bend of tho valley was distinct
ly in view, and twice across the line of
vision flitted a grotesque, undersized
figuro in a costume certainly not known
to me aa favored by any Burman, Shan
or Karen, male or female. The draper
ies wero flowing and dark, scarcely dis
tinguishable from the color of the rocks,
lshivered involuntarily. Did the creature
belong to tho realm of honest, practical
existence? Or was I delirious? I pinched,
myself, as those do who cannot bo sure
if they are awake or dreaming. Tho
dwarfish apparition did not vanish. It
went on to the head of the deiilo and was
finally lost in the shadows of tho teak
trees. Another idea, belonging to a stato
of weakness, came to me. Was it a warn
ing that I must expect tho worst?
"Softly, friend have courage. Movo
not. I will help you."
Sweeter words I never heard spoken
in any vernacular than those I thus
translate. I knew their meaning, for I
had picked up not a little of the native
tongue. They wero whispered literally
into my ear. Tho new comer had ap
proached so silently that there was dan
ger even in his announcement of kindly
The sharp surprise made me start I
tried to look tho speaker in the face, and,
in the effort, swayed towards the preci
pice. A swarthy, sinewy hand gripped
me and held mo back.
"Did I not say 'softly,' friend?" expos
tulated the stranger, with gentle reproach
in hi3 accents.
"Thanks," I answered "but my ankle
is twisted. How will you get me out of
Moung Ko was not a man of unneces
sary words. For reply ho drew aside,
with his arm, a bush immediately to my
right, A natural recess was disclosed,
and, as there was light beyond, I sur
mised the existence of a tunnel or pas
sage. It was doubtless in this way that
he had reached my ledge. And now he
proved the wonderful muscular strength
that resides in the Burman frame.
Stretching himself on the uneven ground
he grasped with one arm a buttress of
rock, and, with tho other, he lent me a
support which was entirely adequate for
my deliverance. The pain of the injured
limb made mo wince at every movement
but I set my teeth together, and, trust
ing to tho directions acted rather than
uttered, I was released from my position
of peril.
Then I saw that I owed my safety to a
phoocghio or priest. I have already in
dicated my impression of Moung Ko's
character. I repeat that he was genuine
in spito of all. In person he was short,
st! sutly built, and with features wrinkled,
sallow and inscrutable. He was old .but
I fanoy did not count nearly as many
years as his looks gave liim credit for,
and as the truculent tribes with whom he
had settled believed.
Tho question of concern now was a
place of refuge.
"You must stay with ma Can you
walk at all—thus, leaning on my shoul
der, using my staff?"
And Moung Ko—whoso name I had
ascertained—led me slowly down the
winding passage. Was his monastery
near, I wondered? 1 had seen no signs
of such an edifice as I entered the gorge.
But it proved unnecessary to put the
question into words. There was a cun
ningly hidden opening in tho rock wall.
We squeezed through, and within was a
wide and airy cave—evidently a place of
habitation. Nature had shaped its walls
and stretched its roof, but art had trans
formed the rude mountain eyrie into a
palatial halL Evidences of wealth were
on every side. The finest Oriental fab
rics were tho garniture of shelving floor
and lofty recess. Soft rugs were here in
bewildering profusion, and furniture and
pieces of bric-a-brac that would have
fetched fabulous
sums in Wardour street
My eyes caught ulso the umnistakablo
gleam of the precious metals.
It was a riddlo at flint where tho $ul-
dued light came from, for window there
was nono. But at last 1 made the dis
covery that at one* end of tho great
chamber was a long gallery, communi
cating, doubtless, with- the outside world
amidst the inaccessible heights of the
cliff. .This admitted both air and light
sunshine could bts but brief visitant
I am weaving together the results of
extended and leisurely examination. At
the instant of. introduction I was too as
tonished to observe many details. Tho
amazement mirrored inevitably upon my
countenance was noticed.
"This is a poor wanderer's occasional
home. Its existence Is a secret which
you will not betray," Moung Ko said.
"You are the first stranger I have had'
the honor to welcome here and when
you are strong enough to go with me
down tho valley to the monastery I shall
ask that you keep strict silence as to
where you have been. You can say that
you have rested in a cave man's haunt
It will be true. I am sure my secret is
Tho calm expression of complete cer
tainty struck me as singular.
"I am flattered by your faith in my
gratitude, and I hope and believe that it
is not misplaced," I answered "but is
there not a risk? I may disappoint you
by some unguarded word. Do you not
fear it?"
I was smiling but it itos no smile that
came on Moung Ko's face. Alight was
in the deep set, neutral tinted eyes that
touched my spirit almost to awe.
"No, I do not," Moung Ko replied, in
deep, resonant tones. "It is on the
scroll of the future that I shall not suffer
through you. My own people—they will
mete out tho punishment that has tar
ried so long. But what am I saying?
Yes, I can read the language of the face.
I know that I may trust you."
The light was gono, and I could have
fancied that I had not really heard those
words of weird fate which, nevertheless,
I.was to remember after many days.
While we talked Moung Ko was deftly
preparing and applying a cool compress
to the swollen joint. It was patent that
he possessed not a little surgioal skill.
Suddenly I spoke of tho strange figure
I had seen while waiting for tho fiat of
fate and I surely felt Moung Ko's
fingers tremble. His head was bent
down, and this was my one warning of
tho phoongliie's uneasiness. His reply
was evasive.
"There is no village in that direction
it is all waste and barren there are no
paths, either. The hill folk talk like you
of things that it is ill to see. They are
cowards. But I say that bushes take
wonderful shapes and sometimes they
move in the wind."
It 6oundod like satire, and Moung Ko
was a clever diplomatist He had nearly
persuaded me that I was-tho victim of a
delusion. A man recovering from a
swoon may easily be cheated by shad
ows. I let tho subject drop. It occurred
to me later that Moung Ko was relieved
to find that I did not insist on the reality
of the experience.
I had fallen into capital hands. If a
tie of kinship or creed had existed, I
could not have been better cared for.
And at the end of a week I was able to
move gingerly about with a crutch. My
host now suggested migration to a zyat,
or hostelry for travelers, hard by his
pagoda, In a village of the lower plateau.
I was perfectly willing to move. It
would give mo opportunities for becom
ing acquainted with the Inhabitants of
the district and with local customs and
characteristics that were hitherto only
matters of hearsay.
The man who had laid me under so
great an obligation was more and more
a marvel and a mystery. His life, as
gradually disclosed, seemed full of con
tradictions. It was abundantly clear
that he was held in extreme reverence by
tho brethren of his order as well aa by
the villagers. But, with innate skepti
cism, I declined to think that there was
anything in his common fame as a seer.
Still, he accepted the homage, and it was
equally hard to believe him an impostor.
Your vulgar trickster does not devote
himself to the wantsof a poor and primi
tive people as Moung Ko did. Without
fee or reward, he was always at their
service. Ho was strict—none more so, 1
learned—in fulfillment of the ritual of
the pagoda. Yet, by the law, binding
on plioonghies, ho could possess no per
sonal property and I had seen what I
had seen. Perhaps I lingered in the dis
trict longer than I should otherwise have
done because I wanted to fit an answer
to my enigma.
Tragic circumstances supplied it. The
tribesmen of Upper Anapoora were tur
bulent and headstrong, and it was one
of Moung Ko's most difficult and delicate
tasks to maintain peace.
"There has always been a strife be
tween mountain and plain. Two races
touch in these hills," he said. "The feud
will break out afresh one day in spite of
me. Yes, and soon. I have heard tho
sound of the dismal wind—of the war
wind—sighing in the air where no forest
trees are. It will come, and then 'the
vengeance falls and I go."
The sad eyes were gazing through the
veil wo all seek to pierce but may not
Moung Ko was in boding contemplation
of issues that as yet were below the ho
rizon of his fellows.
I frowned at myself, for again I was
conscious of a certain eerie impression,
produced in dsfiance of reason, upon my
mind. And, to an outsider's judgment,
the sky had no cloudB.
Although I was a guest, and not a
prisoner, and although Moung Ko had
expressly stated that ho trusted me, it
was a notion that grew in strength as
the days went by that I was watched,
and that Moung Ko preferred that I
should not wander far oifield.
[To Be Continued.]
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