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.r A11 Order of the Court witness that my landlord was enjoying his single hour of leisure in all the twenty-four—between 11 o'clock and midnight. The sight was gratifying. I had feared that the chill of the even ing might lmve driven him to some inaccessible warm corner of the house and that I should miss the pleasure of taking a yarn of his to bed with me. Prudently pausing at the foot of the steps, I lighted a cigar of my own in order to escape smoking one of his, and then I took, a seat beside him and tilted my chair against the clapboards. "When you were marshal of Circle City," said I and left the rest to him. He chuckled softly, and then there was a silence while he pretended to be waiting tor an inspiration. In reality he had prepared his story, as I knew as soon as lie began to speak. Even a genius like 1'eter Conley will trip over his introduction unless he has thought it out in advance. "When I was marshal of Circle City." said he, "ihere was a real estate gang that ran the whole town, and a crooked old billygoat named George Warren ran the gang. One day Sam Cleve, who was Warren's most confidential agent, came to me and said that he wanted me to look up a young fellow that had dropped into town a couplu of days before and was stopping at the Gladstone hotel. 'We suspect that he's a lawyer from Topeka,' said Cleve, 'and that he's got legal papers to serve on Mr. Warren in the Creamer case.' "I put a couple of my men on the hunt, "and they reported in the course of the afternoon that the tip was straight. The man at the Gladstone was Byron Willett of Topeka, and he had brought an order of court that was intended tc stop Warren in a mighty important matter. "When I had heard the facts I stroll ed around to Warren's house and found one of the oid man's most trusted serv 'ants sitting under a tree in the front •yard with a Winchester across his knees. He wasn't very cordial ever- to me, and you can bet that no stranger could have so much as leaned against the gatepost without getting perforated. •'Warren himself was stowed away in the room where he usually lay low .' &:'-Q?&<i O W A I E IN Copyright. W(«, Ctaita »". Hmi/cc Eernpastedof 1 DOT of red which seemed to be like a wafer on the black darkness at the south end the veranda bore when a process server was on his trail. 1 ^yi,n0 and he seemed to be particularly sore 1 his property, said he. The yellow dog ]Qt is bound to hold 011 to it. and he's got •an injunction from some fool judge in Topeka. Now. we've got to have that piece of real estate, and we've got to have it at our own terms. It ought to be understood in this town that I fix the value of property, and I've let Jim Creamer know what his figure is. It's ¥li.f()0. and that settles the matter.' "At a fair valuation Creamer's prop erty was worth about S'JO.OOO, but War ren had him surrounded and could put up all kinds of objectionable buildings on tin1 adjacent lots. I "Pretty tough, you'll say but that waa no business of mine. Warren had *Pr r[le I1)!ln W!ls np mr tnjn(] about this present affair. his coat pocket, and when he was eat "'Jim (.'reamer is trying to stop me jn„ |)roakt'ast—which he ordered up—I from putting up a gas house opposite! notjc.,,,j of. HK WAB SI1TINO WITH A W1NCHUSTVS ACKOSS HIS KNKES. put me and the party into office, and another election was coming along. 'Well, Mr. Warren.' says I, 'what do you want me to do about itV 'You get that document away from Willett.' says he, 'and you do it with out violence I don't want this man laid up. I've got a notion that I'd like to have a talk with him before he goes back to Toneka. They say he's the slickest young lawyer in the state, and it's likely we may want him. Our op erations are spreading out, and we can use good men in various parts of the atate. NOw, it's up to you, Conley,' says he in conclusion. 'I want to see this cuss personally, and you've got to make him safe." "I says, 'All right, Mr. Warren,' and then I went back to the central police station to think it over. "Within a few minutes I got a note know, but it waa good. Willett left tLo -VT^''*Aa 1 4 'i& 3^ THE DOOR OFRNED, AND IN WALKED .., ,, WILLETT." I 'ett room from the fire escape and mouse haU(jv around a bit, but he didn't find any thing and mighty near got shot. So the matter stood square the next morn ing, with no advantage on either side. "About i) o'clock Willett started out for a walk, as he always did, and I and three of my men immediately began a hunt. We had been in the room next to his and had bored some holes through the partition so that we could see if he hid the document anywhere or went to look at it in its hiding place. Nothing of that kind had happened, but 1 had formed a few dim suspicions. dressing I made ji,at the document was in he was busy sealing up a jettorS which he had written the night before. Now about that time ho made some rather slick motions, and 11 was a question whether he hadn't tak en the document out of his pocket and put it into one of the letters, which were all in big envelopes. I didn't se« him do it. but I had a feeling about it. If those were straight letters and not fakes, why didn't he take them out to the mail instead of leaving theui in the basket the table? "When we got into his room, 1 went for those letters the first thing, while my men divided the place into sections and began the most almighty particular hunt that anybody ever saw. I opened the letters, one by one, very carefully, because if the document was there I wanted to get it in such a way that he wouldn't know it was gone. The job of opening and closing the letters took me nearly an hour, and the docu ment wasn't there after all. My men hadn't found any signs of it, but they hadn't half finished, for you must un derstand that it was a big room with a lot of stuff in it, and we wore dealing with it a piece at a time, as a man handles a pack of cards when he sus pects that they're marked. "In the midst of It the door opened, and in walked Willett, which was a great surprise to 11s. for we had set a lookout and had arranged a plan to stop him. though, as a matter of fact, we didn't expect him back, and so I sup pose our sentinel went and took a drink and the gentleman from Topeka slipped by. 'Well, upon my soul'' says he, reach ing for bis gun. 'What are you all do ing here?' "'Mr. Willett,' says I, tapping my badge, 'this is our lawful duty, and, though painful, we must do it. I'm the city marshal, so there's 110 occasion for you to draw iron. Ten silver spoons have been missed in this house, and one of the dining room help is suspect ed. l'or the sake of that poor girl's good name,' says I, 'we've got to make a search.' 'Ten silver grandmothers!' yells Wil lett. 'We'll see about this!" And he be gan to give me quite some language of one kind an.r another, especially after he noticed that I'd been fooling with his letters. 'The proprietor,' says he, 'won't stand for this.' 'You go ask him,' I suggested. "John Kynes, who ran the Gladstone, knew that Warren and his gang were back of the game, though he didn't know just what the game was. How ever, as Warren owned the hotel prop erty and held a mortgage 011 the body and soul of Fyties, the exact nature of the business didn't cut much of a fig ure. "Willett stalked away to see Kynes, And he didn't come back. What story the landlord threw into him I don't --:'7 ''•-'-^'-'i v-'1 .-"V '7 ^:-'-r-'-i .v'Vr'l'!\ from Warren in which he said that house in a tearing rage, and a coi:p!a o: he'd made up his mind to have a talk my men shadowed hiin. By and by one with Willett the next afternoon at 4 of them came back and reported to me o'clock. 'I've sent him word to that that the gentleman from Topeka had effect,' runs the note, 'and you must get1 called on a girl—a right nice girl he said his papers oivaj from liitn before that she was—who was visiting some rela- time.' "Later I got another note which said that Willett had refused to go to War ren's house for fear he'd be bandied rough and that Warren was going to call at the hotel. This gave me a good idea of Willett as a prudent and far seeing man, and It also showed me how set Warren waa on having the inter view. "You'll say right away that this com plicated the job because Warren might be served with the papers while on the way to the hotel by some pal of Wil lett's. But that was easily enough man aged. Between 12 and 1 o'clock that night Warren went down to the Glad stone, going in by the way of the kitch en and up the back stairs to the room that had been engaged for him. "Between that time and daybreak I had one of my men crawl into Willett's tives in our city. 'It seems he's engaged to her,' says my man. "Meanwhile we'd taken that room all to pieces and put it together again, but it hadn't doue us any good. It seemed likely to me that Willett had the paper on him. Of course we'd thought that 1 probable from the start and had made our arrangements accordingly. As he was on his way back to the hotel about half past 2 my men arrested him on suspicion of being implicated in the matter of the spoons, and they took him ®ne to the station house, where he was searched from crown to heel. But he didn't have the paper. "Well, of course that made the game clear. Willett had given the court order to somebody else, perhaps to the girl or one of her relatives, who was to call at the room after Warren got in there and serve the document on him. So I said to Warren: 'It's all right. My men will arrest anybody that comes on to this floor during your interview, and I'll be right outside the door as a last line of defense.' "This was after we'd released Willett with our apologies for suspecting him in the affair of the spoons. One of my men walked on each side of him all the way from the station to the hotel. "It was just 4 o'clock when he ar rived, so mad that Ills face was a pic ture of premeditated murder. In fact, he tried to hit me as he went by me in-1 to his room, but I was under orders and avoided violence. "Warren was on hand promptly, and, I after a word of praise and another of caution addressed to me at the door, he went along in. js s- fu'd SERVING WAKKEN WITH THE INJUNCTION. the last one open and had served War ren with the injunction that was inside it. 'You think you're pretty smart,' said I10 to me, 'but you're a back num ber. What you don't know would be a liberal education. I fixed those letters up for you. I knew you'd get into my room and hunt high and low. I knew you'd open tiie letters Urst. So I gave you time to do it and seal 'em all up, and then I CM 7^r ,7, *v v^v!J''tf »VrTrn *:.') v"' me back here with anoth •'. '-'.v'W.-'ir-*- er just like 'em in my sleeve. While I was chinning with you I dropped the letter into the basket where you'd al ready searched. SaveyV Now you can go back to your cage.' 'Mr. Willett/ says Warren, 'I'm sur prised that lawyer of the bar of our state should descend to such disgrace ful trickery, and in order that you may not be tempted again I'm going to, hire you to work for' an honest man— do. me.' 'You can't bribe me to be false to my clibnt, Mr. Creamer,' says Willett firmly. 'But in any other little matter of business,' says he. Tin a practic ing attorney and the man for your money.' A Nice Way. Ho-1 wish I hud Ihe oy to your heart. She—Indeed! What would you do with It? He—-Insert it in wedlock, jjlve one turn nnd throw it away for ever. OppoaKe ISIfecta. "Doesn't that new brass band make your blood curdle?" "No. It makes It boll."—Detroit Free Press. '-v--'. -:../:-'i^7v',, 'v:v -r Dr.B. A. Stockdale Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Chronic Disease Specialist, will visit DENISON, FORHKRLY FARQO. on')' "1 was tooling pretty chipper. It was luge* in the United States. He has made a moral sure thing that Willett didn't a special study of the diseases he treats io have a harmful document on his clothes the largest and best hospitals in the conn and a double sure thing that it wasn't, ble way. "In about a minute Warren came to the door and called me in. 'You've gol him crazy!' he whispers. 'It's all right.' "So it was. And 1 meant that it should stay that way. Calling me into the room looked like a trick of Wil- ,ry in the room. Moreover, I had arranged 'n diagnosing and treating so that it couldn't get in by any possl therefore I set my back against the door and had a gun very 'Marshal,' says Willett, 'you've been making some serious accusations against me, and now it's my turn. I charge you with stealing a letter from my table.' 'Not guilty,' says I. And then, 'Do you happen to know how many there were?" 'Ten,' says he. "I had thought he'd add one and try to stick me for the eleventh which had never existed. 'There's but nine now,' says ha and began to count 'em. "By jimmyneddy, there were eleven, and before we could stir he'd ripped Citizens National Bank Building, Des Moines, Iowa. #2S-To see Dr Stockdale in Des Moinei office, call on Saturday's and Monday's 01 write for engagement.. 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 near the park, $900. This has never been offered for less than $1,100, but the owner wishes to make a quick sale. 7-Room house with basement and two lots near college, $1 500. Just the thir.g for anyone with a family to educate. Four blocks from public school. 7-R00111 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 bost 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 are only a few oj the Bargains ice have. Call Crawford County Reaf Estate Exchange. E. GULICK, MANAGER. DENISON, IOWA Excursion Hates to Yellowstone Sat onal l'nrk., Via the North-Western Line, dally, with favorable return limits Variable route#. Most wonde' ful scenery iu the world. Apply tr agents Chicago St North-Western Ivy. 30-10 -. '.* IOWA» WED. SEPT. 14th, AT COOPER HOUSE, return once every font weeks. Office hours from 9 a. m. 6 p. m. DR, STOCKDALE a regUlar graduate from the best col- f°r several years ana has no superioi Chronic Diseases of Both Sexes. The Joctor has for a number of years made a specialty of chronic diseases and treats these exclusively. Dr. Stockdale positivelv cures Clirouir Catarrh, Diseases of the Eye, Ear, 'ose, Throat, Lungs and Kidneys, Dyspepsia, Constipation and Rheumatism. If you are suffering from nervous and physical debility, lost vigor, premature de cline of power, Dr. Stockdale guarantees a positive ure. Blood and Skin diseases and diseases oi women. Consultation free and confiden tial Call on or Addrees DR.B. A. STOCKDALE $ILR vH. OB 1. Illinois Central EXCURSION RATES. Excursion tickets will he sold by tho Illin ois ri'iiiral. to ihe points, uiui ut rates, as fliows: Kates 'o St l.ouis Tickets on sale Sept. 10 and l«. limited to sixty da\s. Summer T-urist Rate Tickets on sale duil luring summer months to St. Paul ami Mltine^polls. Minnesota: Hot springs and Deadwood. South Dakota: Den ver. Colorado Springs, I ueblo and Gienwood Springs. 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Minneapo lis & Cliicauo Express, (Dally) 9. 45 A. M. No. 92 Co. Klurt's & l't. Dodge Way Freight, (Dai except Sunday I 10.35 A. Rl. No. 32 Co. H!ufN & l-'t Dodge Local (Daily except Sundayi 5. 52 P. M. No. 2 Omaha. St. I'aul. Minneapo lis & Cbicaso Limited (Daily) 9. 3S P. M. —West 1 & 1 5 1 a?'5*- O*"' s? L-iJjfl |»5 W rl A 5 -t&f 526 85 12 00 16 00 Winnipeg, Manitoba 34 50 Waterville, Minnesota 10 00 Madison Lake, Minnesota 1000 Spirit Lake, Iowa 6 25 Waterloo, Iowa 8 30 Cherokee, Iowa 4 45 Dist. Pass. Agent, Omaha, Neb. Agent, I. C. R. R. Denison, la. Kansas City Southern Railway "Straight as the Crow Flies" W S $ It & N W Time Table East Bound. No No. ti No. 10, Mail trniii No. IK. Way frei-ht No. 12—Passenger No 22. Carrol Luicul No. 21. Council Blurt's local No. 1 No. ri No. 3 .' No. U.... No. ti), Fast mail Boyer Valley No 4o Leave No 42 No 41 Arrive No 45 h... 2 45 p. m. .. 7.30 p. m. .. 47 p. tn ...12.1.1 tn. .. .'.1:17 a. m. p. West Bound. 7.18 a.m. .. .7.(4 a. m. .. it :V) M. ... l.i-7 m. 5 -j-ja, m. 0.a* a. Ul. .5:05 am .2:50 am .2:40 pin 5:50 Sou mi— No. 1 Chicago. *t. I'aul & Minn eapolis Limited. (Daily) B. 18 A. M. No. 31 Ft. Dodire & C. BlutTs Local, (Daily except Sunday) .S. 38 A. M, No. HI Loca'. Way Freight. (Daily except Sunday) 1. 00 P. SL No. 3 Oh tea so. Minneapolis. St. Paul & Omaha Express. (Dally) 8. 33 P. M. Nos 1 and 2 stop only at Rockwell Olty, Wall Lake. Denison and Logan, No. 3 slops at Arlou. Oow City, Dunlap, Woodbine and Logan. No. 4 stops only at Wall Lake and Rockwel City. No». 1.2. 3, and 4 are dilly Nos. 31, 32, 91 and 1RJ dally except Sunday. C. M. & St. Paul R. R. At Arion. West Bound No. 1 Passenger 6. 22 A. M. No. 3 Passenger 1. 52 P. M.. No. ill Freight 3. 15 A. M. East Bound' No. 4 Passenger it. 11 A. M, No. Passenger 7. 25 P. M. No. 94 Freight 4.07 P. M. No. 1 going west aud no ti going east are dallies. Nos-. 3 and 91 going west and nos. 4 and 94 goltig east daily except Sunday. 5jS sr'-'k-.