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3 The Best becur.ty for Depositors AMERICA'S BEST Coffee FOSTER & JOHNSON REAL, ETATE BROKERS Office in Geiser Grand BuildiDg, Baker City, Oregon. BELL'S NIOGHA AMD JAVA Packed In One-Pound COFFtt. jHBe^Mtco HI t''AG OR EGO N REFERENCES: First National Bank L. M. SHAW, PRES. kv Dusi-Preo! Gartens This Coffee is a special blend of the best South American Mocha and Java and is selected by our special agent from private growth planta tions. It is superior to any offered heretofore at a moderate price and is 6UARAKTEED TO PLEASE THE MOST FASTIDIOUS TASTE. BEST for the Money Ever Offered in This Country. Wo Control the ENTIRE PRODUCTION OF THESE COFFEES. •I. H. BELL & CO. 62 & 64 Michigan Ave., Chicago Citizens National Bank. tions in regard to these lands. TTTITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT-ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT® Accounts of all Branches of Business Conducted CHEAP RATES TO FT DODGE. The Illinois Central will on Ju'" 27 And 29 sell round trio tickets to Fort Podge for $2 95 from Dcn'.-on on ac .count of the Chautauqua. Personal attention given to investments for Ioo.il patrons. Busim Con ducted in English -jr (iermau j* SHAW, SIMS & KUEHNLE, LAWYERS. Real Estate Loans at Lowest. Rates. W. A. McHENRY, Pres. SEARS McHENRY, cashier FIRST NATIONAL BANK.' DENISON, IOWA.- Capital and Surplus, $125,000. Deposits, 518,675.16 Loans, 534,751.34 With our thirty years of expertence in the We have for sale several large tracts oflaDd, also some fine imprevtd ranches near Baker City, Oregon, (a city of A A 9000 inhabitonts.) Write for particulars. FOSTER & JOHNSON, Baker City, Oregon. Note: O. C. Johnson who ran the Denison Music Store from S 1S73, to 1884, will take pleas ure in hearing from old friends and answering ques F. KUEHNLE, V-Pacs. C. L. VOSS, CASH. BANK OF DENISON, General Banking Business Conducted Exchange IS ought ami fiold. Long and Short Time Loans at Lowest I'sttis Interest Paid on Tirrje ©eposits. Danking And constantly increasing deposits we are able »o take care of our customers at thi jowest rates, Deposits received subject to be drawn at sight. Time certificates is sued drawtng 3 per cent, for six and four per cent, for twelve months. We mate specially of loaning money on Money to Loan on Long or Short Time. Capital $100,000. Deposits $450,0C0 Crawford County State Bank, DENISON, IOWA. This UanK is incorporated under the laws of the State ot Iowa, tives the be-t security to all depositors, not only to the amount of stock, but the per sonal property of each share holder is holden ro the amount of his share loss to the bank. Incorporated banks are under the control of the State Auditor, who ca at any time examine the business. and according 10 his investigation the published statements are made. Depositors in an in orporated ba have tnore security than the confidence imposed in the offices. They have the best fe curity, because the capi'al stock can not be n-ed at pleasure for outside specula lion and investment. The Crawford Comity Statc Bank is the best incorporated banking institution in the county. A general banking husines" done Passage Tickts Sold. Insurance Written. Loans Negotiated. I,. CORNWALL. GEO, Nftf-VE, F. JONES, C. d. KEMMING, President. V-Pres Cashier. Ass't Cashier. Pirectors.—L Cornwell, Geo Naeve, Schwartz, Chas Tabor, Conner. WW-WW WW WW-WW® FLOWHHS f'ut Fiowers'and tsifc'ns $ Prompt aventio.i to tel I'l-AINIo nliOi.e or mull orders. TiMtTeR & SON, Props. -WOO[i|JINE, business and our large capita cattle to be fed for maiket as well as individuals. Alsc Stake first mortgage loans on improved farms at current rates. We sell lands, 'our lots, furnish abstracts of title and sell steamship tickets for foreign Dorts. Our off cers speak German, We solicit your patronage. r-arm Loans at l-ive Per Cent interest -o any BEACTIFl'L I.AKK VIKW is an ideal summer resul t. Good 1 unlinc and fishin The _V th-Wes:i-rn I,in- will K'-ll excu'sior. tickets to Lakt- View at *1 -0 for ilie ro :nd trip from DENISON applying' Fridays iiun SaiUKlnys. tickets limited to return on or befiT'* tlie fol owlim Monday Other low rate roui trip tickets crocl for :n days. Apply to agents flilrago North• Western li'v. I J. 11. WALKER $ i% ATTORNEY AT LAW, ij, l/eal F.state and Collections jf OFEICE OVER POSTOFF1CE. "5 i. .# liSI- [Original.] Sparkline & Co. wore the proprietors of a large dry goods store. They lost so many articles by theft that at last they organized their own detective force to watch shoplifters, reclaim goods taken and at times prosecute the offenders. They found that among those who took things from tlieir coun ters were a number of kleptomaniacs— that is, when they are wealthy they are called kleptomaniacs, but when they are poor they often have to suf fer like any other criminal. Mr. Sparkline, the head of the firm, was an excellent man. He had a way of managing his affairs to suit himself, but was very kind hearted ami treated his employees with a great deal of consideration. I-Ie was also very indul gent to the kleptomaniacs. They both ered him a great deal, repeating their offenses frequently, but he was patient with them and usually permitted them or those responsible for them to return the articles taken when they could not afford to pay for tlieui and taking pay when they were perfectly able. Among Sparkline & Co.'s employees was Mabel Wainright, a girl of eight een. She had a very sweet face, hut a sad one, for she was the oldest of sev eral children, none but herself being of an age to earn money, and ber mother was an invalid and a widow, so that Mabel produced about all the family had to live on. One evening after Ma bel had gone home one of the firm's detectives while looking about for some articles that had been missed found several pairs of gloves, a dozen handkerchiefs and some silk stockings on a shelf under her counter. They were not covered or tucked away as if for concealment, but their being found where they were told against Mabel. Mr. Sparkline was away at the time, and, the case being referred to his partner, a man who was opposed to the head of the firm's leniency in such cases, he discharged Mabel without any very thorough investigation. Mabel and the case passed into ob livion so far as Sparkline & Co. were concerned, and goods continued to be sold and stolen as usual till three years had slipped by then one morn ing the head of the firm read a letter containing a check that had come in with thejiiail: Messrs. Sparkline & Co.: Dear Sirs—When you receive this I shall doubtless have passed away, for I am dying. On Sept. 30, IS—, my little daugh ter, who is a kleptomaniac, while in your store with me stole a number of articles. 1 found an opportunity, when one of your clerks was taking down some goods to show me, her back being turned, to slip them under the counter. I know I should have returned the goods, but you will sympathize with if you do not excuse a mother whosfi dear little girl suffers under so grievous a malady. I have directed aft er my death that this be sent, you, inclos ing payment for the articles, as they may have been lost to you, and I cannot die feeling that I have not atoned for what was dishonesty on my part, though not criminal in my child. Thgjejter was not signed, and there was nothing to indicate from whom it had been sent. Mr. Sparkliue knit his brows. The writer had either been un conscious of the gross injustice to the clerk under whose counter she had hid the stolen articles or had ignored it. Tapping a bell, he gave directions that the case be investigated and waited a report. It was some time before the report came in, and when it did it was not calculated to alleviate the merchant's indignation. Mabel Wainright was the clerk who had suffered. She had been found in a condition of great distress, which bad been continuous since her discharge. I-Ier mother had succumbed to her misfortune, and Mabel was left to struggle on to keep alive her broth ers and sisters, which she did by ply ing her needle from early till late. Mr. Sparkline directed that she be request ed to call upon him. Original Justice The La.w'f Mistake She did so with terror, fearing that the firm had after all determined to prosecute her for theft and send her to prison. When one morning she was ushered into his private office and the merchant looked at her wan face his kind heart was overflowing with sym pathy. "Miss Wainright," he said, "we have received a confession exonerating you from the theft you were accused of committing three years ago. I have raised your salary from the time of your discharge till today, and here is a check for the amount. If you wish to come back with us you will receive a position bearing the highest salary paid to any saleswoman." Mabel was only too glad to be re stored. especially on such terms, and resumed her connection with the firm the next day. This was not all. Mr. Sparkline, who was a law unto himself, determined that those be longing to the better class of kleptomaniacs should contribute to atone for the injustice done this girl. The way li.' contrived it was this: He directed that bills for various amounts be sent to those responsible for them. He was not required to explain the matter, for each person who received one of these bills, supposing that the one for wh'»n he was responsible had stolen the goods, promptly sent a check. The amount, adding largely to Mabel Wainright's capital, was placed to her credit. Mr. Sparkline continued his interest )n Mabel. Finding that her health had been undermined during the days of her hardship, lie took her out of the store and after sending her on a trip which completely restored her took her into his family as a governess for his children. While there one of his guests, a young lawyer, fell in love with and married her. ALICE CHEEVEU. -.."-'v .»« fj 11 'Original.] Timothy Beet ford had lived for fifty years with an unspotted reputation, then he discovered that a lifetime spent in establishing a good character was not sufficient to save him from the force of circumstances. Th.? chain of events that ruined him began with one of the most trifling importance, but that was not known till lung after ward. Beckford and his wife had no chil dren, therefore they adopted a found ling, whom they called Edgar. When Edgar was twelve years old Mrs. Heck ford died. After her death her hus band clung to Edgar, of whom he was very fond, keeping the bo^ with hiin without evp' permitting him to go about or mingle sufficiently with oth ers of his own age. If Edgar was dis satisfied he did not show it. and people said what a pleasant arrangement for both. The man had a companion, the boy a home. When Edgar was eighteen he sudden ly disappeared. Beckford waited pa tiently for him to reappear, but he did not. People talked sub rosa that the boy must have been badly treated and had run away. Some intimated that Beckford must have had a motive for making away with him. Then one day a lawyer appeared who had traced the foundling to Beck ford's house and was looking for him to place in his hands a legacy. Ed gar's father had died and on his death bed had confessed that he had aban doned his son, but, dying, left him all he possessed. The lawyer was not sat isfied at the story Beckford told as to the boy's disappearance and after elic iting information from the neighbors made up his mand that Beckford had murdered his adopted son. Finally he had Beckford arrested for the crime. Beckford was a nervous man and on the trial contradicted himself so often that the jury believed him guilty. The police ransacked the house for evidence against him and among the boy's cloth ing found some articles on which there were stains. A chemist analyzed the stains and pronounced them human blood. This was not sufficient evidence to convict Beckford, but it was too much to warrant his acquittal. The result was a compromise. He was sent to the state penitentiary for twen ty years. His lawyer told him that he should have been acquitted and proposed to move for a new trial, but Beckford was discouraged. After awhile the heirs-at-Iaw of the property which had been left to Edgar got an order from the court pronounc ing Edgar dead. Then their attorneys began proceedings to secure the estate for them. One day a young man in sailor dress appeared at the house in which Beck ford had lived. He said he was Edgar, and when they told him that his father by adoption had been sent to prison for his murder he was greatly distress ed. He desired at once to secure his release and was told to consult the law yer who had defended him. But a new complication had arisen. If the sailor was Edgar the heirs-at iaw to the property would not possess it. The consequence was they be stirred themselves to gather proof that he was not Edgar. If a man accused of murder is not in a proper frame of mind to gather evidence of his inno cence the faculties of one about to be deprived of money that he has counted on are certainly sharpened to gather evidence in his own behalf. The conse quence was that the heirs-at-law con vinced a jury that Edgar was a pre tender. He, too, was sent to state pris on and was confined in the penitentiary with Beckford. Then the heirs-at-law .continued their efforts to get posses sion of the property. Edgar managed to see and talk with Beckford, telling him that he had be come restive at being kept so close and had been infatuated with a desire to go to sea. He knew that Beckford would not consent, so after resisting temptation as long as possible he had determined to go without so much as saying "goodby." He explained the blood on his clothing by saying that in cutting the models of ships—a fa vorite pastime with him—he had fre quently cut himself. Here were two men, both entirely in nocent of the crime for which they were convicted, in state prison. One day Beckford bethought himself that his wife had always kept the clothes in which the foundling had been dressed when taken from the asy lum in an old trunk. Thinking they might help matters, he wrote his at torney to go to where he had left his household goods, open the trunk and examine the baby clothes. The attor ney did so and found a shift marked B. E. S. Mrs. Beckford had pinned to it a description of the babe, mentioning a red diamond shaped spot under the left shoulder blade. When Beckford told Edgar this he showed the spot. The heir by will to the property was Benjamin Edward Sanford. Here was proof enough. The claim ant was what he claimed to be. and since he was the man supposed to have been murdered Beckford was innocent One would suppose that with tills evidence at hand a few days at most would be sufficient to release Beckford. But his attorney was obliged to first prove that his adopted son was living. This took time, but when lie had proved it he had also proved that Edgar was Benjamin Edward Sanford and the le gal heir to a fortune. Then the govern or was appealed to for a pardon in be half of a man who was innocent, but legally convicted. This was soon ac complished. and Beckford was freed. In time Edgar got his property and, turning it over to his benefactor 1o manaw. went to work in a shipyard and became a great shipbuilder. ALJSX R. SHERMAN. f'..'A: 1 -y v""l,XT CASTE !N INDIA. It* Peculiarities Illustrated by lie Kelierlon of the "vveeitor. Among the yet unsolved problems of Indian ethnology is the religion of the sweeper caste. It sceirs clear enough through all the confusion that the su preme deity of the Chuhra is Lalijura, or Lalberg, "a god without form or dwelling place." A mound of earth, surmounted by a piece of stick and a bit of cloth for a flag, is this deity's shrine, and to it "poojah"' is made and a little sacrifice offered of uliee. or grain. It needs no consecration, this simple shrine, and wherever the sweeper m..y be, if sick ness comes or a gift is desired, the lit tle shrine may be set up. with its queer bit of rag and stick, and the worship er's prayer is made. The sweeper will have nothing to do with the transmigration of souls. Once a sweeper always a sweeper, and even the ideal sweeper, I'ir .Tliota, with his broom of gold and basket of silver, "cleans new the fourth heaven, the house of God, and sweeps the apart ments of Ihe highest." The good sweep er goes to heaven, however, after death, but in tiie heaven of a sweeper there is nothing to do but bathe and sit at ease. The bad sweeper, on the other hand, goes to hell, where he is tormented by fire and wounds till the deity is pleased to vouchsafe relief. Between these two extremes is a kind of purgatory, where the sweeper' who is not good enough for the one place and not bad enough for the other undergoes a sort of probation which either kills or cures him. Of Balmik. the great leader of one sect of sweepers and now himself, like Pir .Tliota, a sweeper in the courts of heaven, the accounts differ so widely that it is difficult to identify him. It seems clear, however, that with the profession of sweeper he combined the recreation of poetry, and there is some amount of evidence in favor of his having been the author of the "Hamu ana." He is alternately represented as a low caste hunter of the Karnal Nardak and as a Kliil highwayman who was converted by a saint whom he was about to rob. There is a legend, too, that he laid down his fe for the sweepers of Benares and induced the people of that city to admit sweepers into their presence, as they had never done before. As for Lalberg, the other great lead er, he takes us hack at once to the days of Homeric myth. He was born from the coat of Balmik and suckled by a hare, in proof whereof Chuhras to this day abstain from eating hares. On the other hand, Lelberg was also born of a pitcher, through the power of Abdul Kader Kilani, and when the Prophet Elias was turned into a sweeper for spitting on the saints in heaven it was Lalberg who relieved him.—Times of India. Tne pill that will, will fill tfce bill Wichoir irripe To cleanse the liver, without, a quiver. Take one a*- nieht De Witt's Little E-ir! Risers are ?mal'. r-itsy to rake, ea-.v and peotle in effect, yet they are so ertain fn results that to ooe wl use- them is disappointed. For quick rdlief from biliousness sick headache, torpid liver, jaundice, zziness and all troubles arising from an inactive, slu?eh liver. Early Risers are unequxled. Sold I Rudoli-ih'i.v CassadayKxaul knew how." & Co Wise Beyond Her Years. He was a curly headed boy with life before him. She was a little girl with a saucy pug nose, but wise, it would seem, beyond her years. The fact that she was nursing a doll with eyes that opened and shut with a click may have been his inspiration. "Say, sister, I think I'd get married if "Ob, that's easy," replied the owner of the pug nose. "First you buy a dia mond ring and give it to her, then you buy a gold ring like mamma's got and give that to her. And then you must buy her a watch for her birthday." "An' what she give me?" expectant ly asked the little chap. "Why, uuthin', of course," smartly re plied his little companion. "Say, sister," he added, "I guess I won't marry."—Philadelphia Telegraph. Cost of Seeing the World's Fair. From any point within 300 miles of St. Louis a person may travel to the World's Fair this year, view the won ders of the Exposition for three day9 and expend the same money he would pay in any other year for train fare alone. This is an absolute fact. The Western Passenger Association has agreed on a ten day excursion rate. 2H0 miles or more from St. Louis, for one and one-fifth fare for the round trip. Weak Hearts Are due to Indigestion. Ninety-nlnaof one hundred people who have he*rl tnubto can remember when it was simple ladigM t.on. It ts a scientific fact that all ommoI hsart disease, not organic, are Dot «nl traceable to. but are the direct result lnd gistion. All food taken into the stomach 7/hich fails of perfect digestion ferments and velis the stomach, puffing It up afalnstthe heart. This Interferes with the action of the heart, and in the course of Umo that delicate but vital organ becomes diseased. Mr. D.Kauble,of Nevada. O.. toys: lh*d(tom«cb trouble and was In a bad state as I had heart trouble with It. I took Kodol Dyspepsla Cure for aboat four n.jntbs and it cured me. Kodol Digests What Yon Kal and relieves the stomach of all narrow strain and the heart of ail pressure. Bottle* only. St.CO Size holding 2K ttniM tfce Mil (lie, which sells for 50c, Preparod ky •. O. DeWlTT OA, •ul Piles Upon Top of Pile*. Piks upon top oi niles of people have, the its, and DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cures them. Thers are many if erect kinds of Piles, bat if you set thf s-ruine and 'original Witch Haze! Saiv- made by E. C, DeWVt & Co.. CivetiL'e, a cure is certain. H. A. 'IV dale. o'Snn merton. a C.. sa\«. "I had piles ^0 years and DeWitt's Saire cured rce niter evvrythin.' eUe failed." Sold by RUDOI PH IvXAUIi I. ASSAI)AY A CO. Judging from what they have to shov for it. some people's time must he counterfeit money.—Judge. Home Seekers. The Illinois Central Railroad is now selliiiK Homo Seekers' tickets at c-ae f. re plus two dollars to points in orecon. Washington. Mon tana. W'vomiiiL'. British '.'olv.:t bin. Texas. Kansas, Indian Territory. Okialiom i, Colora do. etc. inquire at Illinois Ctnrral ticket of Bce for rates md information. Notice in Probate. STATE OK IOWA „. Crawford County In the matterof the estate of Ernst. I.elman late of Crawford County deceased. Notice of appointment of administrator. To Whom 11 May Concern: You are !ierel\v nouiied tlnit on the first day of July. lifU4. the undersisrued wusduly ap pointed administrator of the above entitled estate, and all creditors of said estate are no tified to file tlieir c-!aiu in the office of the Clerk of the District Court, in and for Craw ford County. Iowa, -within one year from tlie date of this notice, according to law. and liavr the same allowed and rr lered paid by the said court, or stand forever barrid there from. Mated July 1st. 1!I04. Wm ^ciiriiKE. & human Pot'KiN, Admns. ONNhti i'v oai.i.v. Attys for the Adminis trators. s!i-3t 8-Room house with furnace, bath and all modern convenien ces, four blocks from business center. $2300.00, easy terms. This is unquestionably the best bargain in the city. 7-Room house with one lot in east Denison nearthepark, $900. This has never been ottered for less than $1,100, but the owner wishes to make a quick sale. 7—Room house with basement and two lots near college, $1500. Just the thir.g for anyone with a iamily to educate. Four blocks from public school. 7—Room house in northeast Denison, three lots, $2500. 10 lots, 6-room house, good barn and 40 acres of land within the city limits for sale for a short time at $5000. 283 acres of the best farm land in Iowa, with a large house and barn and every possible improve ment, close to three towns, for sale at $65.00 per acre. This is a good level farm and not low. These ore only a few of the Bargains we hace. Call and see m. Crawford Countu Reaf Estate Exchange. E I MANAGER, DENISON. IOWA 1. 1. —will make the season of 1904 at— W.H. LAUB'S LIVERY BARN Decorah jr. is a brown horse, 16 hands high, weight between 1100 and 1200 lbs, Is standard and registered, fchas a race record of 2:2414. His colts are finej large ones, splendid actors and gocd sellers. Has yearlings that weigh 800 lbs. TP ,\1 815.00 to insure colt to stand 1 LimHC. and suckle. Will not be responsible for accidents to mares. Parties disposing of mares or removing same from county[service||fees will be due at once. WE ALSOJHAVE A Mammoth Kentucky Bred Jack Is a good colt getter. Colts show for themselves. Will make season at Laub's Barn. Servtcejfee .$10.00 to insure colt to suckle at five days. MEFVES BROS. OWNERS.