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III The IMslriet Coitrf of Iowa For
Crawford t'mmly, Iowa Seplemlicr
Term, A. 1). 15)04
Doretha Beutel, plaintiff, vs. John Mc
To the Above Named Defendants'
You ar? hereby notified that there is
now on (lie at the oliict: of the Clerlt of the
District Court of Crawford County, Iowa,
a petition by the plp.intilf, Doretha Beutel.
claiming of you that the is absolute owner
of Lots Nine (9) and Ten (TO), Block
Twentj'-Kight (2S), in the city of Denison,
Crawford County, Iowa, and further
stating that you assert some claim to said
property, and asking that her tit.e be
quieted in her as against you. I'or further
particulars see petition now on file.
Now unless you appear thereto before
Doon of the second day of the next term of
said court, commencing at Denison, Iowa,
on the 13th day of September, A. D. 1904,
default will be entered against you and
judgment and decree rendered as prayed.
,"?^fW -VM®* AV ^g,K^WJ3?^?t^cw~^*
C0N.N3R & LALLY
32-41 Attorneys for plaintiff.
HOT IN JULY AND AUGUST
The Weather Man predicts much hot weather during the next two
months. The housewife will save hard work and avoid much of the
warm weather by buying
Break. Cakes, Pies, Cookies and Fine Cooked Ham
of us. There will be no heating up the house to get a meal. VVe can
furnish anything you may wish in the Baker's line.
THE PALACE BAKERY
THE SLY WEASEL.
A sawmill in an Iowa town was in-'
tested with rats, which, being unmo
lested, became very numerous and bold
and played round the mill among the
men while they worked during the day.
But one day a weasel oame upon the
Bceno and at once declared war on the
One by one the rats became victims
of the weasel's superior strength until _v..
oniy one very large, strong fellow was
left of the once numerous colony. The
weasel attacked the big rat several
times, but each time the rat proved
more than a match for his slender an
tagonist and chased the weasel to a
but later appeared again in the mill,
seeking his old enemy. He soon found
the bole under the 1
lie ran hi, still followed by the rat,
almost immediately reappeared round
the end of the pile and again dodged
into the hole behind the rat. Neither
was seen again for some time, but the
weasel finally reappeared, looking no
worse for the fight.
The curiosity of the men in the mill
was aroused, and they proceeded to in
vestigate the hole under the lumber
pile. They found that the weasel had
dug the hole sufficiently large at the
first end to admit the rat, but had
gradually tapered it as he proceeded
until at the other end it barely allowed
his own slender body to pass.
When the rat chased him into the
large end of this underground funnel
he quickly slipped on through, and
while the rat was trying to squeeze his
large body into the smarter part of the
One day the weasel was seen busily 1 ...
digging under a lumber pile near the through the workshop. It was
mill. He was engaged for some time,
him and at once renewed hostilities. ^'s ^°°t down on the other side of
As usual, after a lively tussle, the rat before the money was in Carter's
proveil too much for him, and he ran, P0CKet and Carter was ntwork. again
Piirp^yTose^by $ra*ghl to
HUSBANDS AND WIVES.
A reserved lover, it is said, always
makes a suspicious husband. Gold
Certainly wife and children are a
kind of discipline of humanity.—Lord
When a man should marry—a young
man not yet, an elder man not at all.—
dren feeds a lioness at borne and broods
a nest of sorrows.—Jeremy Taylor.
I have hardly ever observed the mar
ried condition unhappy but for want of
judgment or temper iu the man.
He that hath wife and children hath
given hostages to fortune, for they are
impediments to great enterprises, either
of virtue or mischief.—-Lord Bacon.
After treating her like a goddess the
husbaud uses her like a womau. What
Is worse, the most abject flatterers de
generate into the greatest tyrants.—
No change or alteratiou of any sort
should be made by a collector in his
stamps. It was a custom some years
ago among collectors to erase cancella
tion marks from their stamps in order
to make their stamps better. The ef
fect of the attempt was not all that
could be desired. The erasures were
not perfect, and the stamps in the
changed condition, being neither can
celed nor uncanceled, were simply in
ferior damaged specimens. One of the
most common ways of altering stamps
at the present time is to erase the word
"specimen" from a stamp having this
overprint. It cannot be done so that it
will not be detected, and the stamp in
the altered condition is worthless,
while as a "specimen" it had some
value. It has frequently happened that
stamps, valuable in their original con
dition, have been made worthless by
attempts to Increase their value by
BOO(N and Battles.
Marshal Saxo has left it on record
that there was 110 article of soldier's
dross more important than boots and
that battles were won by legs. The
Duke of Wellington, 011 being asked
what was the best requisite for a sol
dier, replied, "A good pair of shoes."
"What next?" "A spare pair of good
A Model HoHpltal,
The St. Bartholomew's hospital in
New York is so constructed that there
are no internal corners to catch the
dust. There are absolutely 110 angles
or projections in the building above the
ROBERT C. V. MEYERS
hole the weasel dodged iu behind him Carter had not taken this money for
and, catching him in the rear and in a
place where he could not turn round,
finished him at his leisure.
He that loves not his wife and chil- jng believe she liked to sit there for-
1903, by Robert C.
EVKR in his life had Briggsy
felt queerer than when he saw
Carter pick up the little gray
ish "wad" that had dropped
from the "old man's" pocket as he drew
out his bundle of keys in passing rap-
than a flash. The "old man"
taking a long step over a big
the floor, and he didn't
as if nothing Iiad happened.
I A Si1'1!
UP Briggsy's Spine, and
then he burst into perspiration all over.
It was as if he had done the thing him-
this couldn't be the end of it.
The "old man" would certainly miss
his money the quicker because he al
ways walked with his hands in his
pockets. It was a wonder that ho
didn't miss it before he got out of the
room, yet Briggsy saw the door close
"He'll be back he'll be back in a
minute," thought Briggsy. "And then
what'll I do? If it was anybody but
Cart! It would kill his sister. I couldn't
I give away Mamie's brother. Not me!"
The thought of Mamie suggested an
interesting possibility, and as the min
utes passed and the "old man" did not
come back Briggsy had time to consid-
er the matter. The gist of it was that
himself, but for his sister,
Mamie was lame. She couldn't walk
a step alone. But the doctor who had
looked out for her case more or less
since Ehe was hurt had said that with
the aid of a certain complicated ma
chine to support her back she could
The machine cost
$50. and that was a good deal of money
to earn. Briggsy had sometimes
thought of borrowing it, but never of
Then lie fell to thinking of Mamie as
he was accustomed to see her evening
after evening at her window as he and
Cart reached home, smiling and mak-
ever sewing at the work for which
she was paid such starvation prices,
though, as she said, the work was not
over fine and probably worth not much
Rich-1 more than she received for it. That
was tlie way with Mamie, always look
ing 011 the bright side and encouraging
her brother, who was often gloomy
lamed himself for the accident
which had injured her spine.
For Carter a year before, thinking to
have some fun with Briggsy, whose
room adjoined the tiny flat inhabited
by Cart and his sister, tied a string
across the stairs for tripping purposes.
Mamie tripped instead of Briggsy and
afterward spent months in bed, only
supplementing that inactivity by sit
ting at her window later on, her limbs
Briggsy wondered if she were not
sometimes as gloomy as Cart when no
body was by and she sewing there
alone and seeing no end to her help
lessness. And now there might be a
chance for her to walk. And yet—
He bent over his work and filed and
polished with feverish energy. When
the day's duties were over he waited
for Carter, for they usually went home
together. Carter had a frown on his
IT WAS QUICKElt THAN A FLASH.
face, such a frown as settled there
when he was in his "bluest" mood.
They walked along in silence.
Mamie's going to get that thing
that'll help her to move about," Car
ter all at once broke out.
"It costs $50, don't it?" asked Brigg
"Suppose it does!" snarled Carter.
"I've got the money."
"I've saved up for a year," Carter
weut on. "I've done without—oh, ev
erything. She's got to walk, I tell you.
The doctor says she must go out in the
«un and air, and how can she do It
without that machine? I'm going to
get that machine tonight."
So they came to the store of surgical
affairs, in the window of which were
displayed odd looking bandages and
sl(i!s designed to assist nature when
the hunaan frame had lost some of Its
machinery or was deficient in normal
~ri,' f' f".T
,fc •*!#&"! **.#«£«» .^Ui
At the door Briggsy put his hand on
^tls friend's arm.
"Cart," he said, "do you think Ma
mie '11 like you for doing this?"
Carter shook off the hand.
"Don't she want to walk?" be de
manded. "There's nobody but her and
me, and suppose something 'd happen
to me and she'd be left by herself?
Could she go on sitting up tberw alone
and nobody to do anything for her?
Ain't we alone in the world—father 1
and mother both dead?"
Thus they went into the store, and 1
in a few minutes more they were on
their way to Mamie.
To see her white face light up when
she spied them from her window, to
hear her exclamation when Carter
showed her what he had for her! I
"Oh, Tom!" she said. "And you've 1
saved for a year to get it!" She pulled
his face down to hers. "I never told
you, but I've wanted to walk so much.
And now I'll learn all over again. And
maybe I can go and find better paying
work, for if you'd get sick or be laid oil!
at the factory what should we do with
tiie little I earn? Oh, Tom, what a dear
fellow y.ou are!"
But Carter was gloomier than ever.
"Now," he said, "I'll go and get Mrs.
Wlllett to help you put the apparatus
on. It's perfectly simple. You see, this
bandage is on top at the back, and this
stay comes down behind."
Briggsy left them and went to his
own room, though he did not get his
supper, as he should have done. I-Ie sat
down and thought. Soon lie heard Ma
mie laughing with glee and could hear
her making her first attempt at walk
ing, clumsily, heavily, but taking a step
"Yes," said Briggsy, pounding his
hand on the table "I'll do it" It was
a firm resolution, and yet it did not en
able him to make preparations for his
supper. Instead for some time he sat
there in the dark and never once raised
Then all at once he heard a strange
clamping sound outside his door. And
there was Mamie, Cart's arm around
her, positively standing upright.
"I thought I'd'pay you a call," she
said. "It's just grand! Fii learn to
walk in no time. And then what holi
days we'll have! We'll go to the coun
try and see the trees and the birds or
downtown to look at the parades. I'll
soon learn, only I'm a bit nervous just
now. And, Mr. George Briggs, I've
come to invito you to take supper with
us. We'll celebrate the day."
Of course Briggsy went.
"I'll get some cakes," said Carter and
She was lively all the evening, so
lively that it was a wonder her brother
remained gloomy and at last said he
had forgotten something and must go
out. Briggsy also left the room.
"Going with me?" Carter asked. "I'm
not feeling very well, and a walk '11
Briggsy said he believed lie'd go to
Ills own room.
"Go if you want to," growled Carter
and went down the stairs.
Briggsy had a hard night of it. He
scarcely slept at all. Once he said:
"Anybody '11 believe it was me. I'm
only a charity child. I'll do it."
In the morning he had no desire for
breakfast. He did not wait for Carter,
but went off alone an hour too early to
go to work. He walked the streets till
the factory whistle sounded and then
went to the room where he and Carter
and ten other men worked together.
Briggsy was the last to arrive, and
the door had scarcely closed upon him
when it opened to admit the "old man."
His name was Hallett, and he was a
fine old fellow, very well liked by the
employees. He was of stout build, with
a round, smooth, boyish face, and he
had scanty gray hair which stood up
in little tufts. It was said that these
tufts stiffened like the hair on a cat's
back when ho was angry. O11 this par
ticular morning they were in a strange
(angle, as if lie had been rubbing tliem
in some dire strait of perplexity, and
his manner was characterized by em
"Er—gentlemen," he begau, "there's
a matter I want to speuk to you about
thirf morning." lie paused and stretch
ed hi.J collar with his fingers as If it
choked him. "To make a long story
short," he continued, with a great ef
fort, "I dropped some money in this
room yestcruay afternoon. Now, don't
say a word. I'm not mistaken about it.
I wish I were. The money was drop
ped right here—five ten dollar bills in
a roll. Tiie room has beeu searched,
and the money's gone. Somebody's got
it. Now, I don't want to be harsh. I
know the temptation. I'erhaps the
man who found it didn't know it was
mine. We'll say he didn't know where
it came from. He just found it and
put it into his pocket.
"Well, what shall we do about it? If
he keeps it any longer he'll be a thief,
and he'll be putting eleven honest men
under unjust suspicion. He ought to
give it back for the honor of his fellow
workmen. And I say this: If he brings
It back today that'll be the end of the
matter." Then the
man went out.
There wan a brief silence, and then Car
ter said in a low voice so charged with
guilt that Briggsy looked around In won
der at the men who seemed to have no
"It's a mistake. He never dropped it
This remark met with scant approval.
It was the general opinion that the "old
man" knew what he was talking about.
Just after the whistle blew one of the
men called out: "If any man or boy here
knows anything about that money let
him be decent and own up and not let the
rest of us bear the brunt of It. He'd bet
ter, for the 'old man's' got fire In his
eyes, and the detectives will do the rest."
The detectives! Briggsy had not thought
them. He credited them with unfailing
ability to unearth anything. It would
never do to let them get In their work.
And thaf man had said, "Let the guilty
one own up!" The resolution of last night
when he had pounded the table and said
he would "do it" rose before him. But
to brand himself like thatl And yet there
1 was no time to lose. If the detectives
were called in which of the employees
might be accused?
The result of Brlggsy's meditations up
on this matter was the conviction that lia
must do something, and do it mighty soon,
yet the afternoon kept slipping away.
Briggsy had a scared eye on Carter most
of the time, and he tried to keep the other
one on the door, through which he mo
mentarily expected to see the detective of
his Imagination appear with handcuffs for
the guilty. No such calamity occurred,
and the time to quit work arrived at last.
Briggsy snenked out of the room first,
and he felt that every eye was on him.
The grimly humorous fancy came to him
that some of these men "would think
themselves mighty smart" before long.
His legs felt like pieces of string, but
they carried him to the door of l-iallett's
private office. He knocked and waa ad
Hallett sat In his accustomed place, and
nobody else waa present except a strange
man, rather shabby and of a sad counte
nance, who was leaning on the edge of
the big roll top desk. Briggsy eed the
stranger with alarm, suspecting his pro
"Well," said Hallett, "what is it? Spc ik
Briggsy took his courage in both hands.
"It's about the money." said he.
"So I supposed," remarked Hallett
"Could—could a feller pay It back?"
Hallett looked at him curiously.
"Why, certainly," said he. "That's
what I told you all this morning."
"I mean slow," gasped Briggsv. "Ter
rlbly slow—say a—a dollar a week."
Hallett glanced suddenly up at the man
who was leaning on the desk. The stran
ger took the hint and spoke up promptly:
"I'll tell you what, my boy," said he,'
"you ain't made up your mind. That's
what's the matter with you. You don't
know what you want to say. And mv
suggestion to you is that you go out and
take a walk and think ft over. 1 11 haVe
a talk with you by and by."
"I'm ready," Briggsy began.
"No, you ain't," said the man. "You
ain't ready, and neither am I. Go out
and take walk,"
And Briggsy went.
In his room that evening he hardened
his heart to bear the brand of shame.
Nobody c*me near him. He judged that
Mamie was not in her room. She must
have learned to walk already, and her
brother had gone out with her. She would
have a good time, and Briggsy is g'ad
of It, and as this agreeable thought came
"HAVE YOU BROUGHT THE MOSEY
to temper the bitterness of his reflections
he felt conscious of a drowsiness which
was exceedingly merciful, and so he fell
asleep, fully dressed, upon his bed.
He awoke refreshed and with a better
courage in the early morning, and after
He had decided to make no further offer
to return the money piecemeal. He would
earn It some day. That was all he knew
about the matter. People were permitted
to earn a little money in prison, he had
heard. Anyhow, he would do his best.
The money was spent. It couldn't be got
back even if Carter were found out.
In the office were Mr. Hallett and the
detective. One might have supposed that
they hadn't moved since Brifrgsy was
there last, their attitudes bcim precisely
"Wei!. Briggs." said llalk-tt, "have you
brought the money?"
"No," replied tho boy. "I haven't
brought it, and I can't bring it. It's gone.
But you'll get It some day. That I'll
"Briggs," said the "old man" sternly,
"you didn't take that money, but you
know who dlil."
Briggsy drew himself up to his full
height, which was a little more than five
feet. He slnnped hlnuelf on the chest.
"I'm the man." said he. "Lock me up."
Hallett looked at him for some seconds,
"We've found out where the money
went." he saUl.
Briggsy turned faint.
"Don't you believe it!" he said. "You
just listen to me, and I'll"—
"It went to buy a piece of apparatus for
Miss Mamie Carter, a very brU-ht, nice,
honest little girl, us I see her, ^uld II.il
lett. "She called on me last evening."
"Yes," said Hallett. "She came with
her brother. He was there by her re
quest—distinctly by her request."
"You see," continued the "old man,"
"our little friend, our poor little friend
who Is lame, happened to hear about some
money being lost, and, being of the fem
inine gender, she jumped to a conclusion.
So she had it out with her brother, and
the upshot of it was that he brought her
to me with the walking machine in her
hands, for, of course, she couldn't wear it
after she'd found out how she'd come by
"Well," continued Hallett, after a
pause, "that was a sight to draw tears
from our friend here"—he Jerked liis
thumb at the detective—"who doesn't
weep often, as I'm well convinced. Miss
Mamie was afraid the man who sold the
machine wouldn't take it back and pay
full price, but she was going to earn ths
difference herself. Now, It Just struck
me suddenly as she was making this pro
posal that she could earn the money
easier if she had the harness to wear, so
I begged her to keep it. And then her
brother and I got down to business and
settled our little affair upon some such
basis as you proposed yesterday after
noon. So there'll be no trouble.
"And now, Hriggs, a word to you. Don't
try to palm yourself off for a thief again.
You look too honest. You couldn't fool—
why, you couldn't' even fool a detective.
Pie saw through you in a minute. Qo
I back to work now, and we'll say no more
about it. You did wrong. It's always
wrong to shield a criminal or to help a
misguided man to walk in the way of the
transgressor. But, confound you, Briggs,
rather like you for it."
TA. t- i3-
bite of breakfast he walked toward tht
factory with a strong and Increasing
resolution.' I-Ie saw nothing of the de
tective nor of Mr. Hallett. He had vague
ly expected that they would be waiting
for him at the factory gate. One or two
men looked at him peculiarly, but he en
countered no unusual incident until he
was Inside the factory, when a man
from the office met him and told him to
go to Mr. Hallett's private room. This
summons was like the closing of prison
gates behind him, but he obeyed it readily.
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