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THE HILLS
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SYNOPSIS.
CUAP1IR I.—The Rev(ranvllleMasson,who
(8 travelling In Waioi, writes his brother. Dr.
lieutnulri Masson, that he Is about to go on au
oxeurelon In tlie hills wltlia wild, uncouth, rod
hoadwl guide Alter this uothiug Is heard of
the clergyman. Ir. MasBon goes to Wales, finds
tholnu from whluli hi* brother stirted and
se of Mr.
somo six
of a tsan
KoRluald starts in the
afternoon, and. In his baite without a guide, to
make his way In face of a *now storm to Mon
achlogfarm. II.—I'ercelvinsr a figure ahead of
him, KoglnaUl hastens and conies up with a
largo, rouhoaded man. who, on seelug the doc
tor. shows sfgus of groat terror and darts ahoad.
lift
lieglnalri follow*, tooling sure that the man Is
Coch Tal, HU
J, overtaking him, calls hl.-U by that
name, but the man again eludes him til.—He
pursuos the fugltlvo down a ravine till he arrives
At the edge of a cliff, from the bottom of which
comes a groan. IV—Atiovo htm he hears a
voice calling and, retracing his steps, comes up
on a (armor, who conducts him to his house.
The man's daughter Is HI, and Keglnald agrees
to attend hor. On the farmer'* linger Keglnald
seen a ring that had belonged to his brother.
—'The house and the people lu It are myster
ious, There are an old woman, the farmer's
young sou,Tom, and a farmhand called Myrlck.
Keglnald goes to the room of the sick girl.
Gwyn, ana upon seeing him. she Is struck with
horror, VI and VII.—Ktgluald sloops In the
kitchen In a chair before the fire. I-urlng the
night he awakuus to find that some ono has en
tered the room and has ovidently tried to rob
him, suspicion pointing to the farmhand Myrlck.
who turns out to be Cooh Tal, and the farmer
turns out to be Mr. Tregaron and the place
Vouaohlog farm. Tregaron tolls Reginald that
he found the ring on a hillside near by. VII I,—
Reginald watched at Gwyn's bedside, and she
warns him to leave the place before morning.
IX. and Xl.-Rrorythlng and everybody about
the place Is mysterious. The old woman uovcr
follows him, vomers him In ills bedroom and
questions him about his missing brother. Coch
Tal admits that be was Granville MassonN
guide and says that Masson Insisted on climbing
where was not sofo. He disappeared, and
Coch Tat never saw him afterward. XII.—Gwju
recovers aud urges Reginald to depart. A hoavy
fall of snow prevents, and he believes that he
wlU never get out of the place alive. XIII.—
While he is with Gwyn, Coch Tal comes to thu
door Reginald goes out to him, and Coch Tal
shows plainly that he In love with Gwyn ami
Jeious of Reginald and threatens him In case ho
does not depart at ouce. Reginald pacifies him
and returns to Gwyn. who discloses that she
hates Coch Tal, but evidently fears him. Regi
nald feels that she po^sessos the secret of his
brother's disappearance.
j. "It will be painful for you to hear, I
am afraid!"
"No, no!" said she quickly. "I don't
care If it is painful, if you do not mind.
1 want to hear about something in
teresting, very interesting, so that I
can forget—other things.*'
And again a spasm of pain and dis
tress crossed her face.
Although the doctor would rather
-have left the girl to quiet repose, ho
thought it better to obey her than to
let her remain a prey to the distressing
thoughts which were evidently dis
turbing her mind. lie sat down there
fore in a chair at a little distance from
Iher, from which he could see the snow
falling outside and watch her face at
•the same time, and he talked to her
in a quiet voice, telling her such anec
-dotes of his own boyhood and his
tfcrother's as he tin. ^ht might Interest
and divert her and \rveling the while
at the strange ser, -s of adventures
which had brought him to this singu
lar situation.
_The girl listened until his voice aud
the soft crooning of the rising wind
sent her to sleep.
Then Masson rose from his seat and
went quietly out of the room and down
the stairs. In the kitchen he found the
old woman, who vouchsafed no saluta
tion in answer to his, but went on
with her work of scrubbing down the
table with the mechanical case given
by long practice.
He wondered whether ho was In the
way, but was unable to make the sug
gestion. Not even a look or a smile
did she accord him, but went on with
her occupation as if he had been part
of the furniture.
When she had finished the scrubbing
of the table, she took up her pail and
retreated Into the washhouse at the
back without the least acknowledg
ment of Massou's courtesy In opening
the door for her. The doctor hovered
between the belief that she was half
witted and the fancy that she was the
Incarnate spirit of evil.
Left thus to himself, without even a
book to occupy his time, for the whole
library of the household, marshaled on
the top of a cupboard in a corner, con
sisted of a Bible in Welsh, an old il
lustrated family Bible with the Apo
•crypha, a Moody and Sankey hymn
Jbook, two more hymnbooks, the "Pil
jgrlm's Progress," Baxter's "Saints'
Everlasting Best" and an odd volume
of somebody's sermons. Masson, who
fcecamc more uneasy and ajixlous
to get away with each succeeding hour,
tried the front door, but without suc
cess. He managed to open it Indeed
but, finding himself brought face to
face with a wall of Bnow which he
could not even look over, he had to
dose It again Immediately.
One of the windows was completely
blocked up, and the other was only
partially clear. He went Into the big,
bare outhouse at the side, where he
heard the footsteps of some one mov
ing about It proved to be Tom, who
started forward with a scared face on
being disturbed.
"Hello!" said Masson, holding the
door open as he looked in, for the place
was lighted only by a skylight which
was now blocked with the snow. "You
look as If I startled you. Can you
give me a spade and let me help you?
I'm dying for something to do."
Instead of answering the rough lad
passed his right hand across his brow,
and Masson saw, with surprise, that he
was shaking like a leaf, while the
sweat stood out In glistening beads on
ills face.
"Why," pursued the doctor, "you
i^look warm, I declare! It's a sensation
should be very glad of, I can tell
£you! Let mo have your spade and tell
|me what to do. I can handle one, I iuj
[fflure you."
f: But the lad drew back, trembling
•and shaking his head.
"No, no!" said he hoarsely, stepping
|iback quickly and waving the otlur
jaway with his spade. "No, no! It's
r^not work for you, mister. Got you
&back in there and shut the door. Get
you back, I say!"
He seemed to be terror stricken, un
gible to go on with his work. Masson,
^curious and nnxious to hnve some con-
f. venation with this, the only member
•if Of the household with whom he had
^hardly come In contact, put a brick
*T against the kitchen door to keep it
open and advanced across the rough
floor of the outhouse.
Whereupon Tom, without a moment's
jt&k delay, flung down his spade, gave each
of his shoes a sharp kick against the
wall, ran across the floor past Mas
son and, traversing the kitchen with
rapid stepB, disappeared into the wash
house, banging the door behind him.
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There was not much light lu the out
house, and Masson Btumbled as he
made his way across the rough, in
cumbered ground. By the time the
Jul had btfttB rou kU*N» tot til
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I.!i.i iin 1 h::1 to step aside
f!:o s|should not fall
but r«\u
In or' -i U.
on Ills t'M..
Iii '.Injii- so lie stepped upon a loose
boas-d, ub.iii ahified under his feet
and r.»n to stumble and fall.
Ills ri/Is» slipped between the
board *.v! !md moved and one which
lay alonsrsMe.
Ilo rejai iiiod Ida foot quickly, with a
shudder and a shout, for his hand
had grasped uothin# but empty air.
As BOCU as ho recovered his footing
he stooped down and found that the
The boards upon which ho had stepped
had been laid across a hole.
boards upon which he had stepped had
been laid across a hole in the floor
about four feet across, the mouth, so
he supposed, of a well. But it was too
dark for very close investigation.
By the side of this covered hole
there was a little mound of some white
substance, chalk or lime, as he sup
posed, aud in a corner of the outhouse
there was another and much larger
white heap. Tom had apparently been
engaged in carrying the white sub
stance from the heap in the corner to
the heap by the hole in the floor.
This was the result of Masson's In
vestigations, when he found the light
from the doorway blocked out by a
human figure and, turning, found that
the old woman was looking in at him.
Now, although he was in such deep
shadow that to an ordinary eye he
would have been unseen, Masson ei
ther knew or faucled that the old wo
man could see him as well as If he
had been in the broad light of the sun.
She stood for a few seconds without
uttering a word, and when he ad
vanced toward her, impatieut of that
ugly, crooked figure silhouetted against
the dim light, with the uublinking
black eyes fixed, as he felt, upon him,
she gave forth the first sound he had
ever heard from her lips, a harsh,
faint, croaking chuckle, which was a
very mockery of laughter. I
Masson turned colder than he was
before it and, springing past her into
the warm kitchen, drew a long breath
of relief.
Thero was another ugly moment to
be laid in his record of his time at the
farmhouse. Wet and cold from head
to foot, he fell into a chair.
CHAPTER XV.
GWYN EXACTS A PROMISE.
What he suspected Masson scarcely
knew. But it was not only the shock
of having found himself in a position
of unexpected danger which caused
him to be seized with a sensation of
sickness and giddiness as he staggered
to one of the kitchen armchairs and
sat down in it, trembling all over.
What was the nature of the work on
which Tom had been eugaged? Why
had he been so much disturbed by Mas
son's appearance? Was there Bome
ghastly connection between the hidden
pit or well ta the outhouse, the dig
ging of the lime and the doctor him
self?
The Busplclon, although It seemed
to him absurd even while it crossed
his mind, took hold of him In spite of
himself, and at the same time he be
gau to entertain for the first time an
idea which appeared to offer a solu
tion to some of the perplexing prob
lems presented by the singular house
hold ut the farmhouse.
Was there some sort of secret and
evil league between the old woman and
her grandson Tom?
They were the only two persons
about the place who were entirely un
sympathetic to Masson, aud he ac
knowledged to himself that this fact
probably prejudiced him. But, all the
same, the suspicion, once formed In
his mind, grew stronger every mo
ment.
It was from the outhouse Into which
Tom had disappeared on the first even
ing of the doctor's arrival that the foot
steps had come of the person or per
sons who hud searched his pockets.
And it was the old woman who had
tried to drag some one into Gwyn's
room when the doctor was supposed to
be fast asleep in the corner. Was that
unseen person the lad Tom? And had
their object been robbery—and some
thing worse?
The more he thought about thlB the
more likely did his hypothesis seem to
grow. Coch Tal was at least, though
professedly antagonistic to Masson, an
open and even a munly foe. The farm
er himself had behaved straightfor
wardly throughout. He had treated
his guest with consideration and grati
tude, and on the night they had pass
ed in the same room, during which
Masson had watched him with steady,
sleepless eye*, he had slept a sound
and peaceful slumber until morning,
evidently undisturbed by plots, secret
plans or coward's fears.
Besides, Masson, who, like most oth
er people, believed himself to be some
thing of a physiognomist, had from
the first been predisposed against the
lad Tom on account of his hangdog
looks, his sullen manner aud the re
pellent, lowering shyness which caus
ed him to avert his eyes the moment
the stranger looked in his direction.
While Tregaron himself showed his
heart on his sleeve, was angry at one
moment, impulsively grateful the next,
his son, on the other hand, had never
changed his sulky look except when
he had been discovered at his digging
in the darkness of the outhouse.
As these thoughts passed quickly
through his mind Masson saw the old
woman after a little delay come in
from the outhouse, closing the door be
hind her.
She cast at him one glance, in which
malevolence and suspicion were easy
to read, and went through the kitchen
as silently as ever. Masson heard her
go up stairs, and a few minutes later
Tom came down with rapid, heavy
footsteps and burst Into the kitchen
fOU (9
wants youT* stammered Tib. "She'stook
ill again—very ill! Be quick, be quick,
or I'm afeared something will happen
to her!"
Masson hurried up stairs. The door
of the sickroom was wide open, and
the old woman, with her arms folded,
was standing, passive, enigmatical as
over, lu the middle of the lioor.
|1
The sick girl was lying on her side,
panting and gasping for breath. At
the sight of the doctor she uttered a
cry and beckoned him toward her.
"Doctor," she said, not in the feeble
voice ho might have expected, but
clearly and firmly, "I'm ill again, I
think. Tell me, if you can, what's the
matter with me."
But this was not easy. He felt her
pulse ho looked at her he asked her
some queBtions. How did she feel?
In pain? In discomfort?
Her answers puzzled him. She Baid
she thought she was going to "have
her illness again." She felt uncom
fortable, restless. She had a worse
pain at her chest than ever. And her
hands and head were so hot She was
feverish again, she was sure.
So he took her temperature and
found It normal.
"It Is all nothing but fancy," said
he at last, smiling at her fears. "You
are going on as well as you possibly
can. You have nothing to do but to
keep quiet, and you will be quite well
in no time. If you go on as you are
doing, you might get up for a little
while the day after tomorrow."
But she shook her head.
"I am not so well as you think," said
she obstinately. "Do you think I can't
tell whether I'm getting better or not?
I tell you I feel dreadfully ill, as if I
were going to die!"
Agaiu she lay back and closed her
eyes. Masson was rendered rather
nervous and uncomfortable by the
presence of the old grandmother, who
never once changed her position during
this scene, but stood on the same spot,
like a malevolent witch, watching them
with her beadlike eyes. In the circum
stances It was difficult to speak as
cheerily to the patient as he would
have liked to do.
"Oh, no, no, you are not going to
die!" said he promptly. "I never saw
any one who looked less like dying
than you do. You have been wor
ried perhaps, or you have had a
fright."
By the spasm which contracted her
features as he made this suggestion he
saw that he had probably hit upon the
truth.* He glanced at the old woman
with a frown.
"Is it your grandmother or your
brother who has been frightening
you?" asked he abruptly.
But the girl did not answer.
"I shall have to speak to your fa
ther," he said, with decision.
At these words Gwyn suddenly open
ed her eyes again.
"Yes," said she. "We will speak to
my father. I will speak to him."
She addressed a few words quer
ulously in Welsh to her grandmother,
who, without making any reply, went
out of the room. Then she lay with
closed eyes until a few minutes later
her father came into the room, looking
anxious and distressed.
"What's this, Gwyn, my girl? What's
this I hear? That you're 111 again?"
He came close up to the bedside, tak
ing one of the girl's hands In his and
looking into her face with eyes full of
tender, yearning affection.
"Yes, father, I'm not so well today,"
said Gwyn, drawing a breath which
seemed to be labored.
The farmer glanced suspiciously at
Masson.
"Doctor, what's this?'" he asked
sharply. "She doesn't look so ill nor yet
talk as weak as she did. What's this
that's come to her? Cau't you ex
plain it? What does it mean, sir?'
"She has been worried, alarmed, by
some one," said Masson.
The farmer frowned, and Gwyn
glanced from him to the doctor.
"I want," said she in a voice which
now began to tremble a little, "to
speak to my father."
Masson proceeded to withdraw, but
reluctantly. The girl was evidently
exciting herself much more than was
prudent. He gave a warning glance
at Tregaron.
"Dou't let her talk much," said he.
"And don't let her excite herself."
It was only too evident, however,
that the interview between father and
daughter would be of a harassing na
ture, for the farmer had begun to
shake and quiver as he looked with
curiosity and suspicion first at Gwyu
and then at the doctor.
Masson left them together.
About 20 minutes later Tregaron
came down stairs Into the kitchen,
looking sullen and gloomy. Masson
met his eyes with a questioning glance.
"Sho'B full of fancies," said the farm
er shortly "mad fancies as ever came
Into a lass' head. You'll have to give
her a quieting dose, sir, or we shall
have her 111 again, sure enough. And
Tom mustu't go near her, he must un
derstand that. Ho bounces into the
room, UUe the great gawk he is, and
makes her Jump like so she thlnkB all
sorts of wild things, .all sorts of wild
things."
And as he repeated these words Tro
garon fixed upon his guest eyes which
were full of conjecture and doubt and
eager scrutiny.
Musson wondered what the commu
nication was which his daughter haJ
made to him. Was it some hint of an
ugly plot which Tom in a panic had
communicated to his sister? Was it
something about the well In the out
house? He was about to put a ques
tion to the farmer concerning that ad
venture of his, when Tregaron said
simply:
"She wants to seo you again, sir, I
thiuk."
Aud then he took up his hat and dis
appeared into the washhouse.
But Masson ran after him.
"You are hard at work, aren't you,
clearing away the snow between this
and the cowhouse?"
"I believe you. Merrick and me and
Tom have got our work cut out. We've
got to get to the sheep if we cau and
save 'em If we can. As hard work as
ever we've had in our lives."'
All the more singular, surely, that
Tom should have been spared for that
mysterious work in the outhouse!
"Tom!" repeated Massou quickly,
"ne was at work indoors Just now by
the side of an old well or something of
the kind. I stepped upon the boards
which cover It and nearly fell
through."
The farmer shook his head warn
ingly.
"Dear, dear," he said, wHh much
concern, "you shouldn't walking
about this crazy old place by fwmelf,
Blr! There's pitfalls and trO0B far care
less feet all over the ptftai Hm was
not a well, sir, but a W19 df which
they used to haul u[p pftBCtSw and
such like in the old ctyuiiid' jWffc til
Bhow It to you some tbait fflst Ufa a
bit of a curiosity, la tliUi,"
"Indeed, I should Uha .'ml
In tbo meantime I hopt Mnpt
me OB 4 volunteer to to* wit*
your digging."
"No, no, sir! That's Att (Sir yw.
if you'll take care of mj dkiftlir nod
save her from fretting a
tevwv thafs what waat
"Bttt could do both* iMUftii
handTvItli a spade arid go and'see Iter
from time to time as well."
"All right, sir. You may do that if
you like."
With this arrangement concluded
Masson left the farmer and, return
ing once more to the sickroom, inform
ed the girl of the plan he had formed
with her father. To Ids surprise she
energetically forbade him to carry it
out.
"I'm much worse than you think,
any of you," said she, "and I want to
live for the sake of—my father. I'm
afraid of the night, of the night. I'm
afraid I shall get restless and feverish
then and perhaps be light headed like
and wandering In my mind. So I want
you, sir, to go and rest now while
they're all out there digging, and then
you will be fresh to watch me at
night."
"But I assure you, Miss Tregaron,
you no more need watching at night
now than I do myself. If your grand
mother sleeps in the room with you,
surely you will feel safe and be able
to rest yourself."
But the girl was obstinate, deter
mined.
"I know better than you," she said
stubbornly. "My grandmother goes off
"Doctor, vjhaVe this?" he asked sharply.
Into such a sound Bleep that there
would be no waking her, however ill
I might be."
This statement, being in direct op
position to Ills own experience of the
old lady, astonished Masson. The girl
went on:
"And I feel certain I shan't be ablo
to sleep at all tonight."
"Oh, yes, you will! If you find your
self uneasy toward night, I can give
you a sleeping draft"—
But she raised both her hands in
energetic protest.
"No, no!" said she. "I will not have
it. You must promise me, sir, that
whatever happens you will not give me
one. Promise, promise, or If not I will
refuse to take either food or medicine."
Decidedly this was the most obsti
nate patient he had ever had, so the
young doctor thought, as he found him
self compelled to give the required
promise.
CHAPTER XVI.
'*YOU WOULDN'T KILL TIIE MAN I LOVE?"
Masson was much annoyed with
Gwyn for extorting from him such
conditions. He felt like a fool as he
went down stairs, opened the door of
the washhouse and, making his way
to the farmer between two high built
up walls of snow, told him, with much
vexation, of the girl's whim.
Tregaron heard him in silence and
shrugged his shoulders sullenly. Coch
Tal, who was working with Tom with
in hearing, leaned on his spade to listen
to the doctor's account, which he re
ceived with a derisive laugh.
"Won't let you help with the dig
ging, won't she?" Bald he in a Jeering
tone. "She can be thoughtful for some
folks, for surer'
The farmer silenced him immedi
ately.
"If she's got a fancy, we must humor
her, I suppose, eh, sir? But to be sure
she's not at all llko our Gwyn when
Bhe's well!"
"Well, we may compound with our
consciences," said Masson as he seized
a spade which lay near him. "She's
not so ill as she imagines nor in so
much danger of a bad night as she
believes. I can take a hand with you
and look in at her now and then, and
If she still has the fancy tonight that
we must sit up with her we must all
take a turn at It, that's all!"
On the next occasion of his visiting
the sickroom Masson found the girl si
lent and sullen. She had heard his
voice outside and knew that he had
been working with the others.
"I told you to rest," she said per
emptorily, "and you had better have
done so, for you will have to sit up to
night all the same."
She persisted in this whim, and in
spite of her father's remonstrances
she made the doctor and her grand
mother watch during the whole of that
night, although It was clear to every
body that there was no further need
for such a precaution. Masson got
what sleep he could In the armchair,
quKe satisfied that there was no need
for him to keep awake. And In the
morning, when he found her still 00
the highroad to complete recovery,
with a good pulse aud a norma1 '*2m
perature, he laughed at hei ..ancles
and tried to tease her out of them.
But she was Just as rigid in her at
titude as on the preceding day.
"If I fancy I am going to be very
111," persisted she, "and if I fancy also
that I am going to be neglected and
left to myself, it is Just as bad for me
as being really very UL"
"I promise you," said Masson kind
ly, "that you shall neither be neglected
nor left alone, however wild your fan
cies may seem to us."
covory wns steady, wTiile alie Insisted
that It was slow, Gwyn proved her
self a most obstinate and refractory
convalescent, refusing to sit up or to
rise on the plea of weakness and de
manding constant attention l».v day and
the watching of her grandmother and
the doctor night.
As Masson continued to help with
the work of snow clearing by day and
thus got no proper rest he had become
on the fourth successive night of his
forced and mmecoss ry watch so ut
tony worn on by faiiguo U.ai he foil
Into a d'tj). dead slei as s-ocn as ho
,"1'1
Bte
She flashed up into his face a sudden
look of gratitude and pleasure which
touched him strangely. In spite of the
whimsicality of her caprices or per
haps indeed partly on account of them
he found his interest In his patient In*
crease with every hour. The mystery
which hung about her and about the
household to which she belonged, the
earnestness and passion which he had
discovered in even so short and re
stricted an acquaintance, all helped to
make an Impression upon him to which
her persoual beauty helped to give
both power and charm.
There had come to be a strange Bort
of freemasonry between these two,
expressed In an exchange of looks
when he came in or out, of confidence
on the one hand, of sympathy on the
other.
Whatever there might be amiss In
the household—and that something
was wrong somewhere Masson could
not doubt—this one figure of the hand
some, open faced girl stood aloof from
It, shone out the brighter for her rath
er dubious surrouudlugB. He was uot
without a suspicion, too, that this In
sistence of hers upon his constant pres
ence in the sickroom was a measure of
precaution for his personal safety and
that the watching at night, upon which
she contiuued to insist, was a maneu
ver by means of which she could still
play the part of guardiau angel during
the hours which she Judged to be the
most perilous to him.
However that might be, for the next
four days, during which the doctor as
Mwrtd tkn| to* ferofctttt toward r*
I
Htaii A
Jf in «U'inc'bair.
To be continued.
What do the Children Drink
Don't give them tea or coffee. Have
you tried the new food drink called
GK.WN-OV It is delicious and nourish
ing and takes the place of coffee. The
moreGrain-Oyougive thechildren the
more health youdistribute through their
systems. Grain-0 is made of pure
grains, and when properly prepared
tastes like the choice grades of coffee
but costs about as much. All
grocers sell it. 15c. and 25c.
In the DiMtrict Court of Iowa, In anil for Dela
1900
CowntJ'*
Fehruwy Term, A. D.
Kiuvi.v E. MCCLOUD. 1
anil JOHN UIKM.Y,
vs.
pl"LNTLFTS,
[ORIGINAL NOTICE
PETKU GONSOLEY, et)
al. defendants,
To I'ptor Gonsoley, Mrs. Prtor Gonsoley, Pet
er «. Gardner. Maroa E. Gardner. Joseph W.
Taft, Dexter 8. Serjeant, Amelia E. Sergeant,
Charles Brady. Benjamin F. Ellsworth. Mw.
Benjamin K. Ellsworth, John ftigolow. Mrs.
John Bluelow, W. C. Beach, Goorge W. Palmer,
I. M. Brown, Peter S. Johnson. Mrs Peter S.
Johnson, W. J. Millet. Khnor Millet. Maria
nemans, Xtufus Millet, Anthony (Cellar. John
Markenr.lo. Mrs. E. TI. Steams. Alexander
Hteurns, Samuel A. Thompson. Mary A.Thoum
son. Joseph P. Klacu, Henry H. Kotsoro. Lorenzo
Serceant, Ilenry Thompson. Honry F. Bond.
Samuel IM.'ntz.Slrs. SainuelS. Plant*, Thom
as Maxwell, Mrs- Thomas Maxwell. Dankl
Leonard. Sarah A. Leonard, Samuel Mathers
Mrs. samuol Mathers. John Smith. Mary Luek
enMII. Ezra LuckenhiU. Elizabeth Grapes. Sim
on Luckenblll, Mrs. George Detrick. MntlMa
White, Fred Luckenblll, Churlos Barr. Mrs.
Charles Barr. Edmund Fuller, Edmund Fuller,
jr., Thomas Hotrers, Thomas Rogers, jr. Mi- h
ael Slattery, Mrs. Michael flattery. Albithca
Kichardson, Chajles Schultz, Fred Schuliz,
Frank Bruce, Alice I. Loban, J. Arthur Brure.
Preston T. Bruce, Carrie P.
Strong. Alma Bruce,
Ernrst L. Bruce, Gottfred Donath, Mrs. Gott
frert Donath, Samuel Webster, John A. Cooler.
George Dean. Waiter A. Blrkett. The unknown
claimants of the southwest quartor (U) i,f the
northeastiuarter(H) theeasthnlf (vo of the
southeast quarter 0*) of the southwest quarter
(U) the southwest quarter (H) of the southwest
quarter (H): the northwest quarter (M) of the
southwest quarter
southeast quarter'
southeast quartor
[HI thenorthi
quarter fUJ of the southwest quarter fki and
tho south naif [Hj of the southwest quarter 1*4]
of tho northwest quarter [HI of section nine n»J
The southeast quarter tfcj of the southwest
quarter [HI thesouthwest quarter [U1 of the
southwest quarter of the southwest quarter
[941 the southwest quarter
[Hi of tho south- ast
quarter [HI of section ten [toj the north three
eighths [XI of the northwest quarter fU) of tho
[941 the southwest quarter [HI of tho south- ast
tho north thret
.. -i quarter (U) of the
southwest quarter |H] of sectloo fifteen [151.
Also a tract of land commencing at a point fortv
[40] rods east of the southwest corner of the
southwsst quarter LH] of the northwest quarter
[HI of said section oiteen [15], runulng thenar
east to tho southeast corner of said forty M01
acres, thence north along tho forty aero imp tn
the Maquoketa rlvor. thonco northwest along
said rlvor to the west lino of the east half K: 1 of
said forty acres to a point directly north of* the
place of beginning, theuce south to phwo
of beginning, except one [I] acre In the
southeast coruer thereof owned by J. Wjntaker.
Abo commencing at tho northeast corner of the
west quarter LH] of the southeast quarter [HI
of the southwest quarter [HI of said section fif
teen 1151, runnlug thence south 40
4-s
rods to ih-
centor of highway, thence westerly along center
of highway to the west line of said ten acres,
thence north to the northwest corner of said ten
acres, thence east to the place of beginning, nit
being In said section fifteen. Also the south
You and each or you are hereby uotified that
there Is now on filo In the office or the Clerk of
the District 1 ourt of Delaware county. Iowa, tho
petition of the ubove named plalutttfs, clulmlug
thai they are tbo absolute owners in fee of all
and each and evory parcel of tho real estatu
above described. That they became such owu
ers by purchase from Loring K. Loontls aud
wife, that said Lorlng R. Loomis and
Belle, his wife, on the 7th day of October. 18ft).
made, executed and delivered to the plalntilTs
a warrantee deed of all of said real estate That,
said deed was filed for record In tho Itocordor's
office of said Delaware county on the 10th day of
October, 1809, and Is recorded In Book "43'' of
Deods on page 4TJ in sal.1 Recorders offtco.
That said Lorlng K. Looml obtained title by
several conveyances made to him and his grant
ors by sundry aud divers persons, all being
shewn by the Abstract of the
Tltlo to
said prem­
ises attaohed to their petition herein, and made
apart thereof. That the plalutllts aud those
under whom they claim title to said premises
now are and for more than ten years preceding
the commencement of this action have been lu
the actual, undisputed, open, advorse. exclusive,
visible, and notorious possession of said prem
ises tinder color of title anu claim
of right. That
the claimed Interest of said defendants and each
of them, Is shown by the Abstract of Title at
tached to and mado a part of said petltluu.
That diligent search has been made ami the
plaintiffs nave been uuable to learn whether the
said defendants, Peter Gonsoley. Mrs. Peter
Gonsoley, Peter G. Gardner, Maroa E. Gardner.
Joseph W. Taft. Mrs. Joseph W. Taft, Dexter
S. Sergeant. Amelia E. Sorgeant. Beujamin K.
Ellsworth, Mrs. Benjamin P. Ellsworth. John
Blgelow, Mrs. John Blgelow, W. C. Beach,
George W. Palmer. Peter S. Johnson, Mrs. Pet
er S. Johnson, Michael Slattery, Mrs. Michael
Slattery, Alblthea Richardson.
Gottfred Donath.
Mrs. Gottfrod Donath, Samuel Webster, George
Dean, Walter A. Blrkett. Thomas Maxwell. Mrs
Thomas Maxwell. Daulel Leonard. Sarah A.
Leonard. Samuel Mather, Mrs. Samuel Mather,
John Smith. Charles Barr, Mrs. Charles Barr,
Edmund Puller, Edmund Fuller, jr.. Antht ny
Kollar, John Mackenzie, Samuel A. Thontpsuu.
Mary A. Thompson, Joseph P. Slack. Henry II.
Folsom. Lorenzo Sergeant, Mrs Charles Brady.
Henry F. Bond, Samuol Plautz, Mrs. Samuel
S. Plantz, Charles Brady, or either of
thorn are now living. That the places
of resldenco or whereabouts of bald
defendants, or either of them, or their heirs or
any of the heirs, of either of them or any of
them, are unknown to the plaintiffs, and that
they can not name or more particularly describe
said unknowu defendants, aud the unknown
claimants of 6ald real estate or parts thereof.
And the plalntilTs In their said petitiou ask
that the mortgages on parts of said real estate
made to and In favor of the defendants, Chartes
Brady, John Mackenlze, Samuel Webster. John
A. Cooley, George Dean. Waltor A. Blrkett, ami
Tuomas Maxwell, and which appear of record
In the Recorder's oftlce of said Delaware
remises, or any part or parcel thereof, and that
title to all or said real estate be quieted In
tho plaintiffs, and for such other aud further re
lief as may be deemed equitable In the proinlsos.
And that unless you appear theroto and de
fend on or before noon of the second day of
the uext February, 1900, term of said District
Court, of Delaware County
.lowa.to bo beguu and
holden at Manchester, in said Couutv, ou the
"Tuary, A. D.
1900. default will be
you and judgment and decree
"Cd In plaintiffs' petition.
of December, A. D.
12th day of February, A. D. 1900. default will be
entered against you and judgment
rendered as prayed in plaintiffs' pet
foiblishf
BKONSON &CAUH.
Attys. for l'lffs.
Dated this 2Ctn day of December, A. D. 1899.
I, A, S. Blair, Judgo of the District Court of
the Teuth Judicial District of Iowa, do 1 ereby
approve of the foregoing Original N' ce, aud
I ao hereby order that tne same be published In
the Manchester Democrat, a weekly newspaper
at Manchester, in said County, for six
consecutive weeks.
Dated this 80th day of December, A. D. 1890.
A. S. BLAIK.
Judge of the 10th Judicial District of Iowa,
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In the District Conrt of Iowa, in and for Dela
ware County, DeeemherTerm, A.I).
ID00.'
In the matter of the es-1
tat© of Sarah Mai-J-Notice of Final Be-
vln. Deceased port. I
To Jano louil. Kllzabeth Carpenter, Win. I
Malvlu, E. T. Malvln. S.ullo Bell Malvin, Sam-1
Vr1. M.njvln. Marlon C. Malvln. Clias. I)
Malvin, Phillip s. uivln. Ann Skinner.
Azenlth Skuuser. lohn Skinner, and all others 1
whom it maj concern: I
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thero Is uow on Me In the olllco of the clerk of
the District Court of Dclaware.county.Iowa, the
final report of Win. H. Malvln and Samuel S. I
Malvlu as executors of the estate of Sarah Mai-1
vln. late of said Delaware county, deceased.
which report states that said estate has baeu
fully settled and asks for tho approval of the
same and that the said executors and tbolrsure
ties be discharged and released.
And. unless you appear and mako objections
thereto on or before noon of the second day of
the 1 ebruary term, 11)00. of said court, whleh
will convene aud be held at Manchester, said
county, oa tho 12th day of February, tooo said
estato will be adjudged settled, said report ap
proved. and said executors and their sureties IN*
released and discharged.
BKONSON & CAltlt,
Attorneys for Estato
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be decreed to have been paid lu full and satis
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of the real estate described, aud to every part
and parcel thereof, be established and confirm
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and each and every one of them, aud
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or any part
or narts
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the plaintiffs or either of theiu In and to said
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