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Again the detective opened his Hps
and might have spoken, but Street
water gave him no chance.
"Where Is the letter he was writing?"
he demanded. "Have any of you seen
any paper lying about here?"
"He was not writing," objected
Knapp "he was rending—reading iu
that old Bible you see there."
Sweetwater caught up the book, look
ed It over and laid It down, with that
same serious twinkle of his eye they
had noted in him before.
"He was writing," he Insisted. "See,
here 1s his pencil." And he showed
them the battered end of a small lead
pencil lying on the edge of lils chair.
"Writing at some time," admitted
Knapp.
"Writing Just before the deed," ln
ilsted Sweetwater. "Look nt the An
ger* of hl3 right hand. Tliey have not
moved since the pencil fell out of
them."
"The letter, or whatever it was, shall
be looked for," declared the constable.
Sweetwater bowed, his eyes roving
restlessly Into every nook and corner
of the room.
"The brother, James, was the strong
er," he remarked "yet there Is no
evidence that he made any attempt at
suicide."
"How do you know that It was sui
cide John attempted?" asked some one.
"Why might not the dagger have fallen
from James' hand In on effort to kill
his brother?'
"Because the dent In the floor would
have been to the right of the chair
instead of to the left," he returned.
"Besides, James' hand would not have
failed so utterly, since he bad strength
to pick up the weapon afterward and
lay It where you found It"
"True, we found It lying on the
table," observed Abel, scratching his
head In forced admiration of his old
schoolmate.
"AU eaBy, very easy," Sweetwater re
marked, seeing the wonder In every
eye. "Matters like those are for a
child's reading, but what Is diffi
cult and what I find It hard to come
by, Is how the $20 bill got Into the old
man's hand. He found It here, but
how"—
"Found It herel How do you know
that?'
"Gentlemen, that Is a point I will
make clear to you later, when I have
laid my hand on a certain clew 1 am
anxiously seeking. You know this is
new work for me, and I have to ad
vance warily. Did any of you gentle
men, when you came Into this room,
detect the faintest odor of any kind of
perfume?"
••Perfume?" echoed Abel, with a
glance about the musty apartment.
-Rats, rather."
Sweetwater shook his head with a
discouraged air, but suddenly brighten
ed, and, stepping quickly across the
floor, paused at one of the windows—It
was that one In which the shade had
been drawn down.
Peering at this shade he gave a
grant
"You must excuse me for a minute,"
•aid he. "I have not found what I
wanted In this room and now must
look outside for It. Will some one
bring the lantern?"
"I will," volunteered Knapp, with
grim good humor. Indeed, the situation
was almost ludicrous to him.
"Bring It round the house, then, to
the ground under this window," order
ed Sweetwater without giving any
sign that he noticed or even recog
nized the other's air of condescension.
"And, gentlemen, please don't follow.
It's footsteps I am after, and the fewer
we make about the house ourselves
the easier It will be for me to establish
the clew I am after."
Mr. Fenton stared. What had got
Into the fellow?
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CHAPTER XVI.
THE MONEY FOUND.
The lantern gone the room resumed
Its former appearance.
Abel, who had been much struck by
Sweetwater's mysterious maneuvers,
drew near Dr. Talbot and whispered in
his ear: "We might have done without
that fellow from Boston."
To which the coroner replied:
"Perhaps, and perhaps not. Sweet
water has not yet proved his case let
us wait till he explains himself." Then
turning to the constable he showed
him an old fashioned miniature which
he had found lying on James' breast
when he made his first examination.
It was set with pearls and backed with
gold and was worth many meals, for
the lack of which Its devoted owner
vhad perished.
"Agatha Webb's portrait," exclaimed
Talbot "or rather Agatha Gilchrist's!
For I presume this was painted when
she and James were lovers."
"She was certainly a beauty," com
mented Fenton, as he bent over the
miniature In the moonlight "1 do not
wonder she queened It over the whole
county."
"He mnst have worn It where I
found It for the last 40 years." mused
the doctor. "And yet men say that
love Is a fleeting passion. Well, after
coming upon this proof of devotion,
I find it Impossible to believe James
Zabel accountable for her death.
Sweetwater's Instinct was truer than
Knapp's."
"Or ours." muttered Fenton.
"Gentlemen," Interposed Abel, point
ing to a bright spot that Just then
made Its appearance in the dark out
line of the shade before alluded to, "do
you see that hole? It was the sight of
that prick in the shade which sent
rSweetwater outside looking for foot
prints. See! Now his eye Is to it" (as
the bright spot became suddenly
•eclipsed). "We are under examination,
sirs, and the next thing we will bear
is that he's not the only person who's
been peering into this room through
"that hole."
He was so far right that the first
•words of Sweetwater on his re-en
trance were: "It's all O II, sirs. I
liave found my missing clew. James
Zabel was not the only person who
aune up here from the Webb cottage
last night" And turning to Knapp,
who was losing some of his supercili
ous manner, he asked, with significant
«mphasls: "If, of the full amount
•stolen from Agatha Webb, you found
$20 In the possession of one man and
a SO In the possession of another, upon
ii.i-h of the two' would .vau fix as the
li* murderer of tlii.s good wom
an?"
"Upon him who held the lion's share,
of course."
"Very good. Then It Is not In this
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Parson most
The Mystery of Agatha Webb.
By Anna Katharine Green.
Author of Th» Lcav*nworth Cua," "Loit Kan's lane," "Hand and Sine," Etc.,
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Copyright, 1900, by Ansa Kiftunnn Cimi.
wanted. You must look— But there,
first let me give you a glimpse of the
money. Is there any one here ready
to accompany me In search of it? I
shall have to take him a quarter of a
mile farther up hill."
"You have seen the money? You
know where It is?" asked Dr. Talbot
and Mr. Fenton In one breath.
"Gentlemen, I can put my hand on
It In ten minutes."
At this unexpected and Bomewhat
startling statement Knapp looked at
Dr. Talbot and Dr. Talbot looked at
the constable, but only the latter spoke.
"That Is saying a good deal. But no
matter. I am willing to credit the
assertion. Lead on, Sweetwater. I'll
go with you."
Sweetwater seemed to grow an Inch
at least. "And Dr. Talbot?" he sug
gested.
But the coroner's duty held htm to
this house of death, and he decided not
to accompany them. Knapp and Abel,
however, yielded to the curiosity which
had been aroused by these extraor
dinary promises, and soon these four
Btarted on their small expedition np
the hill.
Sweetwater headed the procession.
He had admonished silence, and his
wish in this regard was so well carried
out that they looked more like a group
of specters moving up the moon lighted
road than a party of eager and impa
tient men. Not till they turned Into the
main thoroughfare did any one speak.
Then Abel could no longer restrain
himself, and be cried out:
"We are going to Mr. Sutherland's."
But Sweetwater quickly undeceived
him.
"No," said he, "only Into the woods
opposite his house."
But at this Mr. Fenton drew him
back.
"Are you sure of yourself?" he said
"Have you really seen this money, and
is it concealed In this forest?"
"I have seen the money," Sweetwa
ter solemnly declared, "and It Is hidden
in these woods."
Mr. Fenton dropped his arm, and
they moved on till their way was
blocked by the huge trunk of a fallen
tree.
"It Is here we are to look," cried
Sweetwater pausing and motioning
Knapp to turn
HLB
lantern on the spot
where the shadows lay thickest "Now,
what do you see?" he asked.
"The upturned roots of a great tree,"
said Mr. Fenton.
"And under them?"
"A hole or, rather, the entrance to
one."
"Very good. The money Is In that
hole. Pull it out, Mr. Fenton."
The assurance with which Sweetwa
ter spoke was such that Mr. Fenton at
once stopped and plunged his hand
into the hole but when, after a hurried
search, he drew It out again, there was
nothing In It his hand was empty.
Sweetwater stared at that hand amaz
ed.
"Don't you find anything?" he asked.
"Isn't there a roll of bills In that hole?"
"No," was the gloomy answer, after
a renewed attempt and a second disap
pointment. "There Is nothing to be
found here. You are laboring under
some misapprehension, Sweetwater."
"But I can't be. I saw the money
saw It In the hand of the person who
hid It there. Let me look for It con
stable. I will not give up the search
till I have turned the place topsy
turvy."
Kneeling down In Mr. Fenton's place,
he thrust his hand Into the hole. On
either side of him peered the faces of
Mr. Fenton and Knapp. (Abel had
slipped away at a whisper from
Sweetwater.) They were lit with a
similar expression of anxious Interest
and growing doubt His own counte
nance was a study of conflicting and by
IP
Be thnvocd two rolls of new orlrp biUs.
no means cheerful emotions. Sudden
ly his aspect changed. With a quick
twist of his lithe. If awkward, body,
he threw himself lengthwise on the
ground, and began tearing at the earth
Inside the hole, like a burrowing ani
mal.
"I cannot be mistaken. Nothing will
make me believe It Is not here. It hat
simply been burled deeper than I
thought. Ah! What did I tell you?
See here! And see here!"
Bringing his bandB Into the full blaze
of the light, he showed two rolls of
new crisp bills.
"They were lying under half afoot of
earth," said be, "but If they had been
burled as deep as Grannie Fuller's
well, I'd hare unearthed them."
MebntKne Mr. Fenton
waB
rapidly
couutlng one roll and Knapp the other.
The result was an aggregate sum of
$980, Just the amount Sweetwater bad
promised to show them.
"A good stroke of business," crted
Mr. Fenton. "And now, Sweetwater,
whose is the hand that buried this
treasure? Nothing Is to be gained by
preserved silence on this point any
longer."
Instantly the young man became
very grave. With a quick glauce
around which seemed to embrace the
sccret recesses of the forest rather
than the eager faces bendlug toward
him, he lowered his voice and quietly
said:
"The hand that buried this money
under the roots of this old tree is the
same which you saw pointing down
ward at the spot of blood In Agatha
Webb's front yard."
"You do not mean Amabel Page,"
crted Mr. Fenton, with natural sur
prise.
"Yes, I do. I am glad It Is you who
have named her."
CHAPTER XVII.
KXBS PAQB SUSPECT ZD.
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closeted with Dr. Talbot In the Zabel
kitchen. Abel had rejoined them, and
Sweetwater was telling his story with
great earnestness and no little show of
(ride.
"Gentlemen, when I charge a young
woman of respectable appearance and
connections with such a revolting crime
as murder, I do so with good reason, as
I hope presently to make plain to you.
"Gentlemen, on the night and at the
hour Agatha Webb was killed, 1 was
playing with four other musicians In
Mr. Sutherland's hallway. From the
place where 1 sat I could see what
went „u In the parlor and also have a
clear view of the passageway leading
down to the garden door. As the
dancing was going on In the parlor I
naturally looked that way most and
this Is how I came to note the eager
ness with which during the first part
of the evening Frederick Sutherland
and Amabel Page came together In the
quadrilles and country dances. Some
times she spoke as she passed him and
sometimes he answered, but not al
ways, althongh he never failed to show
he was pleased with her, or would have
been If something—perhaps it was his
lack of confidence In her, sirs—had not
stood In the way of a perfect under
standing. She seemed to notice he
did not always respond and after
awhile showed leBS Inclination to
herself, though she did not fall to
watch him and that Intently. But she
didn't watch him any more closely than
I did her, though I little thought at the
time what would come of my espion
age. She wore a white dress and whits
shoes and was as coquettish and seduc
tive as the evil one makes them. Sud
denly I missed her. She was In the
middle of the dance one minute and
entirely out of It the next
'Naturally I expected that she had
slipped aside with Frederick Suther
land, but no, he was still In sight but
looking so pale and so abstracted I was
sure the young miss was up to some
sort of mischief. But what mischief?
Watching and waiting, but no longer
confining my attention to the parlor,
presently espied her stealing along
the passageway. I have mentioned
carrying a long cloak which she rolled
up and hid behind the open door. Thea
she came back, humming a gay Uttl*
song which didn't deceive me for a mo
ment 'Good!" thought I, 'she and
that cloak will soon join company.'
And they did. As we were playing the
Harebell mazurka. I again caught sight
of her stealthy white figure In that dis
tant doorway. Seizing the cloak, she
wrapped It round her, and with just
one furtive look backward, seen, I war
rant, by no one but myself, she van
ished in the outside dark. 'Now to note
who follows her!* thought I. But no
body followed her. This struck me as
strange, and having a natural love for
detective work. In spite of my devotion
to the arts, I consulted the clock at
the foot of the stairs, and noting that
It was half past 11, scribbled the hour
on the margin of my music, with the
Intention of seeing how long my lady
would linger outside alone. Gentle
men, It was two hours before I saw her
face again. How she got back Into the
house I do not know. It was not by
the garden door, for my eye seldom
left It yet at or near half past 1 I
heard her voice on the stair above me
and saw her descend and melt Into ttfe
crowd as If she had not been absent
from It for more than five minutes. A
half hour later I saw her with Fred
erick again. They were dancing, but
not with the same spirit as before, and
even while I watched them they sep
arated. Now where was Miss Page
during those two long hours? I think
I know, and It Is time I unburdened
myself to the police.
"But first I must Inform you of a
small discovery I made while the
dance was still In progress. Miss Page
had come down stalrB, as I have said,
from what I now know to have been
her own room. Her dress was, In all
respects, the same as before, with one
exception—her white slippers has been
exchanged for blue ones. This seemed
to show that they hs^t been rendered
unserviceable, or at leaSt unsightly, by
the walk she had taken. This In Itself
was not remarkable, nor would her pe
culiar escapade have made more than
a temporary Impression upon my
curiosity If she had not afterward
shown an unaccountable and extraor
dinary Interest In the murder which
had taken place In the town below
during the very hours of her absence
from Mr. Sutherland's ball. This, In
consideration of her sex and her being
a stranger to the person attacked, was
remarkable, and, though perhaps I had
no business to do what I did, I no
sooner saw the house emptied of
master and servants than I stole
softly back, and climbed the stairs to
her room. Had no good followed this
Intrusion, which, I am quite ready to
acknowledge, was a trifle presump
tuous, I should have held my peace In
regard to It but as I did make a dis
covery then which has, as I believe,
an Important bearing on this affair, I
have forced myself to mention It The
lights In the house having been left
burning, I had no difficulty in finding
her apartment. I knew It by the fol
derols scattered about But I did not
stop to look at them. I was on a
search for her slippers, and presently
I came upon them, thrust behind an
old picture In the dimmest corner of
the room. Taking them down, I ex
amlned them closely. They were not
only soiled, gentlemen, but dreadfully
cut and rubbed. In short, they wers
ruined and, thinking that the young
lady herself would be glad to be rid of
them, I quietly put them Into my
pocket and carried them to my own
home. Abel has just been for them,
so you can see them for yourselves,
and, If your Judgment coincides with
mine, you will discover something
more on them than mud."
Dr. Talbot, though he stared a little
at the young man's confessed theft
took the slippers Abel was holding out
and carefully turned them over. They
were, as Sweetwater bad said, griev
ously torn and soiled and showed, be
sides several deep earth stains, a mark
or two of a bright red color quite un
mistakable In character.
"Blood," declared the coroner. "There
Is no doubt about It. Miss Page was
where blood was spilled last night."
"I have another proof against her,"
Sweetwater went on. In full enjoy
ment of his prominence among these
men who, up till now, had barely rec
ognized his existence. "When full of
the suspicion that Miss Page had had a
hand In the theft, If not the murder of
Mrs. Webb, I hastened down to the
woman Issuing from the front gate,
•he had Just been making herself con
spicuous by pointing out a trail of
blood on the grass plot. Dr. Talbot
who was there, will remember how she
looked on that occasion, but I doubt
If he noticed how Abel here looked, or
so much as remarked the faded flower
the silly boy had stuck In his button
hole."
"I did not" ejaculated the coroner.
"Yet that flower has a very Important
bearing on this case. He had found
It as he will tell you, on the floor near
Batsy's skirts, and as soon as I saw it
In his coat I bade him take It out and
keep It, for, gentlemen, It was a very
uncommon flower, the like of which
can only be found In this town In Mr.
Sutherland's conservatory. I remember
seeing such a one In Miss Page's hair,
early in the evening. Have you that
flower about you, Abel?"
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1
Bpeak
Abel had, and being filled with Im
portance, too, showed It to the doctor
and to Mr. Fenton. It was withered
and faded in hue, but it was unmis
takably an orchid of the rarest de
scription.
"It was lying near Batsy," explained
Abel. "I drew Mr. Fenton's attention
to it at the time, but he scarcely no
ticed it"
"I will make up for my Indifference
aow," said that gentleman.
"I should have been shown that flow
er," put In Knapp.
"So you should," acknowledged
Sweetwater, "but when the detective
Instinct Is aroused It Is hard for
man to be just to his rlvalB. Besides,
I was otherwise occupied. I had Mise
Page to watch. Happily for me, It
had been decided that she should not
be allowed to leave town till after the
InqueBt, and so my task became easy.
This whole day 1 have spent in sight
of Mr. Sutherland's house, and at
nightfall I was rewarded by detecting
her end a prolonged walk In the gar
den by a hurried dash Into the woods
opposite. 1 followed her and noted
carefully all that she did. As she bad
just seen Frederick Sutherland and
Miss Holllday disappear up the road
together, she probably felt free to do
as she liked, for she walked very di
rectly to the old tree we have Just
come from and, kneeling down beside
It, pulled from the hole underneath
something wljleh rattled In her hand
with that peculiar sound we associate
with fresh bank notes. I had approach
ed her as near as I dared and was peer
ing around a tree trunk when she
stooped down again and plunged both
hands Into the hole. She remained In
this position so long that 1 did not
know what to make of It But she
rose at last and turned toward home,
laughing to herself In a wicked but
pleased way that did not tend to make
me think any more of her. The moon
was shining very brightly by this time,
and I could readily perceive every de
tail of her person. She held her hands
out before her and. shook them more
than once as she trod by me, so I was
Bure
there was nothing In them, and
this Is why I was so confident we
should find the money
Btill
famouB
In the hole.
"When 1 saw her enter the house, I
set out to find you. but the courthouse
room was empty, and It was a long
time before 1 learned where to look for
you. But at last a fellow at Brighton's
corner said he saw four men go by on
their way to Zabel's cottage, and on
the chance of finding you among them
I turned down here. The shock you
gave me In announcing that you had
discovered the murderer of Agatha
Webb knocked me over for the mo
ment but now I hope you realize, as 1
do, that be could never have had an ac
tive hand In her death notwithstand
ing the fact that one of the stolen bills
has been found to have been In that
wretched man's possession, for —and
here Is my great point—the proof Is not
wanting that Miss Page visited this
house as well as Mrs. Webb's during
her
escapade, or at least stood
under the window beneath which I
have Just been searching. A footprint
can be seen tbero, sirs, a very plain
footprint and If Dr. Talbot will take
the trouble to compare It with the slip
per be holds In bis band be will find It
to bave been made by the foot that
wore that slipper."
The coroner, with a quick glance
from the slipper In his hand up to
Sweetwater's eager face, shgwed a de
cided disposition to make the experi
ment thus suggested, but Mr. Fenton,
whose mind was full of the Zabel trag
edy, interrupted them with the ques
tion:
"But how do you explain by this hy
pothesis the fact of James Zabel trying
to pass one of tbe $20 bills stolen from
Mrs. Webb's cupboard? Do you con
sider Miss Page generous enough to
give him that money?"
"You ask me that, Mr. Fenton 7 Do
you wish to know what I think of the
connection between these two great
tragedies?"
"Yes you have earned a voice in this
matter. Speak, Sweetwater."
"Well, then, I think Miss Page has
made an effort to throw the blame of
"A footprint can be Men there—compare
it with the slipper."
her own misdoing on one or both of
these unfortunate old men. She Is suf
ficiently cold blooded and calculating
to do
BO,
and circumstances certainly
favored her. Shall 1 show how?'
Mr. Fenton consulted Knapp, who
nodded his head. The Boston detect
ive was not without curiosity as to
how Sweetwater would prove his case.
"Old James Zabel had seen his broth
er sinking rapidly from inanition.
This their condition amply shows. He
was weak htmBelf, but John was weak
er, and In a moment of desperation he
rushed out to ask a crumb of bread
from Agatha Webb or possibly—for I
have heard some whispers of an old
custom of theirs—to Join Philemon at
his yearly merrymaking and so obtain
In a natural way the bite for himself
and brother be perhaps had not the
courage to aBk for outright. But death
had been In the Webb cottage before
him, which awful circumstance, acting
on his already weakened nerves, drove
him half Insane from the house and
sent blm wandering blindly about the
streets for a good lialf hour before he
reappeared in bis own house. How do
1 know this? From a very simple fact.
Abel bere has been to Inquire, among
other things, If Mr. Crane rememberB
the tune we were playing at the great
house when he came down the main
nmtLSem jdOOdtv 5ah
ker. Fortunately he does, for the trip,
trip, trip In It struck bis fancy, and he
has found himself humming It over
more than once since. Well, that waltz
was played Ivy us at a quarter after
midnight, which fixes the time of the
encounter at Mrs. Webb's gateway
pretty accurately. But, as you will
soon see. It was 12:50 before James
Zabel knocked at Loton's door. How
do I know this? By the same method
of reasoning by which I determined
the time of Mr. Crane's encounter.
Mrs. Loton was greatly pleased with
the music played that night and bad all
her windows open In order to hear It,
and she says we were playing 'Money
Musk' when that knocking came to
disturb ber. Now, gentlemen, we play
ed 'Money Musk' Just before we wen
called out to supper, and as we went to
supper promptly at 1:45 you can see
]UBt
how my calculation was. made.
"Thirty-five minutes then passed be
tween the moment James Zabel was
Been rushing frr-i Mrs. Webb's gate
way and that In which he appeared at
Loton's bakery, demanding a loaf of
bread and offering In exchange one of
the bills which had been stolen from
the murdered woman's drawer. Thirty
five minutes! And he and his brother
were starving. Does It look, then, as
If that money was in his possession
when he left Mrs. Webb's house?
Would any man who felt the pangs of
hunger as he did or who saw a brother
perishing for food before his eyes, al
low 35 minutes to elapse before he
made use of the money that rightfully
or wrongfully had come Into his hand?
No, and so I say that he did not have
It when Mr. Crane met him. That, In
stead of committing crime to obtain It
he found It In his own home, lying on
his own table, when, after his frenzied
absence, he returned to tell his dread
ful news to the brother he bad left be
hind him. But how did it come there?
you ask. Gentlemen, remember the
footprints under the window. Amabel
Page brougbt It Having seen or per
haps met this old man roaming In or
near the Webb cottage during the time
Bhe
was there herself, she conceived
the plan of throwing upon him tbe onus
of the crime she bad herself commit
ted and with a slyness to be expected
from her stole up to his home, made a
hole in the shade hanging over an open
window, looked Into the room where
John sat, saw tbat he was there alone
and asleep, and. creeping In by tbe
front door, laid on the table beside him
the $20 bill and tbe bloody dagger with
which she bad just slain Agatha Webb.
Then she stole out again and in 20
minutes more was leading the dance
again In Mr. Sutherland's parlor."
"Well reasoned!" murmured Abel,
expecting the others to echo him. But,
though Mr. Fenton and Dr. Talbot
looked almost convinced, they said
nothing, while Knapp, of coursa, was
quiet as an oyster.
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Monday, El Paso on Tuesday. Los Angles at
noon Wednesday and San Francisco early
Thursday morning. Thes* are Pullman Tourist
cars, similar to those run on -til tranbcontinental
lines and the
charge* for berths are about half
those regularly chanted. To persons who hare
made the trip to California via other routes,
hitherto unoffered. Full Information furnished
by any Chicago Great Western Agent, or F. H.
Lord, G. P. T. A., lis Adams St.. Chicago.
to Deo. 81.
When you want ^s,^
C"
*4.<p></p>Furniture
Fine
AT
Fair Pnces
GO TO
Werknci'Mster's
AT
Earlville.
Undertaking Solicited.
F. W ERK MEISTER,
Earlville. Iowa.
A cood looklot
bone and poor look-" 5
log harness Is the
wont klad of a com* pst!
Eureka
Harness Oil "1'
not only makes the
harneai and tbe
horse look better, but makes tbe
leather soft and pliable, puts It In con
to last—twice as
ordinarily would
STANDARD
Give
Your
Horse a
Chance
N tlce of Incorporation of the Uason
ville
Savings Bhuk
ot MaBon
ville, Iowa.
Notice Is hereby ulven unit has b«*n re
cor.ttMlhi tin-oM of tin* rworder of deeds of
»el t\vur« ounty, Iowa, and in of the
spcR't.irv of Mule at l-s Moines. Iowa, articles
of Ineorporailou of the Masonville Savings
Hank, a corporation for pecuniary profit, organ*
Ized under the lows of the state of Iowa, with
tbe principal place of business at MaionvlUe,
Iowa. That the general
nature of tbe business
of said corporation shall be the transaction of
the usual bush ess of a sat nets bank under the
provlsioDs of tHe nine (9) of the code of Iowa,
and of all laws amending aud modifying the
Name. The amount of capital stock
IZRd is Ten Thousand hollars ($10,000 Idauthor*shares
of One Hundred Dollars ($l00)e»ch, all of which
has been subscribed ai Is uow fullv paid. Tbat
Id corporation will commence buslnw on
the receipt of a certificate from the Auditor of
state, authorizing it to do business, and will
-ontlnu» for |cr od of fifty (60) vmrs there*
fiom unless sooner dissolved as pro?lA+d by law
't he affairs of this corporation will be managed
by a ho-ird of lire directors elected bv the stock
holders at their annual meeting to be held on
tin* first Monday lu Janunry of each yar. A
preMdent, vice president, cmshler and such
other officers as said boaid shall see tit to pro
vide for shall be elected at meeting of the
Board of Directors held ImmtdlMely
after the annual meeting. Uutll
such annual meeting in the yenr 1001 the pro
visional board of directors shall be Thomas
Itoxe.J W Turley. Daniel Kagan and Denuls
Men raw. all of Masonville, Iowa, and.l. J. Han
ley, of Monti, Iowa, and the pr«visloual officers
until the llrst annual election thereof shall be:
Thomas Kose, President: Dennis McGraw,
Vlceprsldent,and ». w. Turlev, cashier all
of Ma^onvllle, Iowa, The board of directors
*hall fill all vacancies in its membership and In
th" ofllcets of tliH hank, between annual elec
tions, The private property of the stock" olders
shall be exempt from liability for corporate
oebis except us provided for In section 1888 of
the Code of Iowa.
D.tted, November 12,1900.
OMAR ROSE. President,
40-4 J. W. TURLliV, Cashier.
For brood sows Havens Stock Food
has no equal. The pigs will be strong
and have plenty of milk. It cures
scours in pigs aud lambs, It removes
worms from hogs, cures coltlx and
fevers prevents pneumonia and disease,
and makes them do well. It aside dl
sestion, gives good appetite and makes
rapid and large g'owth. When freely
fed to bogs and pigs it will surely pre
vent hog cholera.—For sale by W. A.
Abbott, DrugB, Manchester, Iowa.
31-lyr.
NEW SHORT LINE
Mi MiDoea
ami St. Pan
Illinois Central between nmaha and Fort Dodge
In connection with the Minneapolis and St. Louis
between Fort Dodge and Minneapolis and St.
Paul, also to bh inaugurated January
38,1900
Lv. Omaha
I 7.85 p.m.
BO
much from the use of Graln-0 tbat I
feel 1 must say a word to induce others
to ase It. If people are interested in
their health and the welfare of their
children they will use no other bever
age. I have used them all, but Grain O
I have found superior to any, for the
reason (hat it Is solid grain.
Yours for health,
C. F. Meyers.
CHEAP—Residence properties in this olty. En
quire at Manchester Democrat office.
10 Cents
a
ropy,
Only a few more conies left, Send and secure
one before th* are all gone,
A 16 page Atlas of rhlna. 12x14 Inches, kind
sold every where for 25c. On sale at all taTge
at-Uona of the B.C. R. & N. Ry., for 10 cents,
or sent postpaid to any adress for 18 cents, by
JNO G. FAUUSK, A. G, & T. A.,
B., C. R. & N. Ry.
0-9W Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Full information furnished by any
Chicago Great Western Agent or F.
Lord, General Pass, and Ticket Agent,
113 Adams street, Chicago.
To prevent consumption quickly cure
throat and lung troubles with One Min
ute Cough Cure.—Smith Hros.
i/
494
Lv. St. Paul
8.oo p. m.
Lv Minneapolis
8.30 m.
Ar. Omaha
8.1G a. m.
dally, carrying
"THE I Ar. Minneapolis
LIMITED" 7.80 a. m.
I Ar. St. Paul
8 oo a.
A fast vestibule night train:
through Pullman Bleeping car and couches.
Lv. Omaha
7.00 a. m.
"THE Ar. Minneapolis
EXPRESS" 7.00 p. ni.
Lv, St. Paul
9.00 a. m.
Ly Minneapolis
9.80 a.m.
Ar. Omaha
9,40 p. m.
carrying
Ar. St. Paul
7 80 p. m.
Fant day train, dally exeeu
throughparlor car and coacues.
PAKE AVD ONE THIRD RATE.
To International I.tve stock exposition, 'hl
Crtgo, Deo. 1*8. An open rate as above has bt'cn
named from all llllnni* Central stations Tick
etsonsale Nov 80th and Dec. 1st. limited tb
Dec. lOih for return. F. Merry,
:KS:?A
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt I. c. R. k.
Dubuque, Iowa.
Personally Conducted Tours to Cali
fornia In Pullman Sleeping Cars
•ia Chicago Great Western Ry to Kan
sas City and Santa Fe route to
LOB
An-'
geles and Southern California, Only
line ha\ in? new Pullman Tourist
sleeper equipped with wide vestibules,
steam heat and gas light. One of these
new Bleepers leaves Waterloo at 3:47 p
m.t every Monday, via Chicago Great
Western for Los Angeles and ^uthern
California via Kansas City and reaches
Los Angeles the following Friday
morning. These tours are personally
conducted by an experienced official,
who accompanies the train to its des
tination. Thecars are well equipped
for along journey and are as comfort
able as the standard sleepers, while the
price for a double berth is only about
one half.
IP
In
Cotswold Sheep!
Rams and Ewes for sale the
best are none too good for us—
wenty-three ears breeding Cots
wold's fl ick originated at John
Snell's Sons, Brampton, Canada,
and stand second to none in the
country. Horset for sale. Visit
ors welcome.
W. J. STRAIN & SONS,
Masonville, la.
PATENTS
ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY
Notice in Inventive Age
Book "Howtoobtain Patents"
Charges moderate. No
fee till patent
is second.
Slain Street,
DESIGNS
TRADE-MARKS
AND COPYRIGHTS
OBTAINED
uDiAintu
FREE
Letter* strictly confidential. Addresa,
K. 0. SIGGER?, Patent Lawyer. WashlngtorVO- C-
BEING
HELD UP
The person who pays his money out (or
poor lumber Is in a worse situation
than the one who hands it over to the
footpad. A graver injury has been
done him than the mere loss ot money
represents. Be sure vou invest your
money at the right lumber yard. To
make assurance double sure come to the
Holiister M]r Co
*/f4
One of the Best Farms in
the County on Reasonable
Terms.
i'e are sole agents for the sale of the STRAIN FARM, con
sisting of
it under its new management
BALTIMORE OYSTERS
will be received fresh direct from Baltimore on Monday*
and Fridays. There are none better.
Remember the Place.
Little Gem Restaurant
"f
acres of choice, well improved land, aituat in sec­
tion 18, Coffins Grove township, 2 miles north of Masonville.
The south half of the section has the best buildings, and can
be sold for $50 per acre.
The northwest quarter of the section has its separate farm
buildings and can be sold for I48 per acre.
Enquire on the premises or at the office of
Bronson & Carr,
v'
1
flanchester, Iowa.
HO
Wa of Es
cape
from the fact that a well clothed man commands more
respect and attention than one slovenly, or carelessly iife
attired. While it's true that "the coat doesn't make
the man," it's equally true that the only kind that
will keep its shape is a great aid to business and so
cial succeM. See my success bringers.
SCHARLES
The Tailor and Gent's Furnisher,
LITTLE QEM RESTAURANT
J.
There may be flies on you and me.
but keep them off your horse by buying your Nets, Sheets and Sum
mer Stable Blankets out-of the largest stock in Delaware county.
also have a large line of Light and Heavy Harness at prices that
defy competition. Call and be convinced.
•A-PICTURE
ANOTHER ONE OF OUR $2 50 SHOES is a Genu
ine Kangaroo skin, which is soft and easy to
feet. They are leather lined, which
makes them nearly water
proof.
WE FIT THE FEET.
T. EfUIONS, Prop'r.
H. R. EATON.
I
ri4^£'
-OF OUR-
$2.50 SHOE.
-0
We have just received this
line of Men's Shoes from the
factory. If you will call and see
them you can plainly see that
they represent excellent shoe
making. The soles are all sol
id leather. The uppera are fine
•hrome calf, whioh will look
ir«U and wear w«ll.
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