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ways so ninny pcoplu coming and go
ing that a stranger on the premises
seldom attracts attention. It Is an ex
cellent time for Inspecting basement
windows,* cellar doors and outbuild
ings.
In a general way servants are more
careless on such'-nights about locking
up, and the hostess and her guests al­
ways bring out their best Jewels and
leave them loose on bureaus nnd man
telpleces after retiring. It may not
have struck the casual observer that
people sleep much more soundly after
0 ball tbno ordlnnrlly. They are a
longer time In retiring, but when ev
,,, erythlng is Anally quiet about the
house It would take nothing less than
pistol shot to rouse them. I suppose
.they are completely exhausted and
after the excitement of the evening do
not dream of burglars.
One March night I waited until after
4 8 o'clock for one of these festivities to
l. draw to a close. It was cold and raw
outside in the shrubbery, and I grew
Impatient at the lateness of the guests
In taking their departure. The house
.was a large, old fashioned mansion
^nst outside of the city limits, and
froni its general air and appearance I
kfflsw that considerable wealth In the
shape of solid silverware and family
heirlooms was contained in It Fol
lowing the custom of the day, the host
ess would, I thought, bring all these
relics from their hiding places and
show them to her guests.
It was anticipation of a rich'haul
that kept me from giving up the Job
In disgust, for I was tired and ex
hausted with several nights' unlucky
ventures, and my patience seemed
sorely tried.
When the lights ^finally went out, I
breathed easier and felt my courage
returning. Everything promised to run
smoothly. I had succeeded In dispos
ing of the watchdog earlier in the
evening and had discovered an unfas
tened window opening into the coal
room in the cellar, whlcb I believed
the servants would not think to lock
so late at night
I waited a good hour after tho last
flickering light had disappeared. Then
1 crept softly up to the house, and,
concealed in Its shadow, listened for
sounds. There was none, except those
I taw that I was looking into the mouth
of a revolver.
strange, almost inexpressible voices
which seem to come from nowhere In
the dead of night I do not know that
anybody has ever noticed them, but 1
have always fancied that they were like
the breathing of the earth—if such a
thing were-possible—for they come In
regular, rhythmic pulsations.
I crept along the side of the house
until I reached tho basement window,
and, finding'it unlocked, as I expected,
I softly opened It and looked in. I
was not positive that the window
opened Into the coalroom, but from
the general appearance of things I felt
reasonably sure I was right. Not to
make any mistake or misstep in the
darkness, I lowered my bag of tools
until it struck something which gave
forth a metallic sound. Swinging tho
bag back and forth, I succeeded in
Identifying the object as a tin pan.
As I was afraid to use my dark lan
tern outside, I lowered myself cau-
tionsly into the basement. Instead of
the coal bin I found myself In the dairy
room of the house. The odor from
n'ewly made butter, fresh milk and
cream .cheese gave me such an over
powering appetite that I had to satisfy
it before I could go any farther. By
groping around on the shelves I suc
ceeded In getting a pretty fair supply
of food—milk aud cream In abundance,
good cheese, several mince pies, some
cake and cold meat.
The night was early yet lop my work,
and I did not regret the time I spent
in eating of that cold but tempting re
past I would have felt better had I
discovered a bottle of good wine, but
in Its absence the fresh milk was a
fair substitute.
The door leading from the dairy room
to the basement laundry was not
locked, and I quietly entered the latter
place. I now ventured to open a little
slide of my dark lantern, and by
•SZeanB of it I found the stairs leading
to the ground floor. Tho servants'
quarters were above me, and to avoid
arousing any one I removed my shoes.
The house was spacious and roomy,
and I had to take note of my surround
ings as I proceeded, so that I might
find my way back again without blun
dering. It Is a poor general, I have al
ways thought, who burns his bridges
behind him. More than once this care
ful liablt of mine has saved mo from
unpleasant complications.
When I passed from the kitchen Into
the dining room, I was greatly sur
prised not to find any solid pieces of
silver. Even many of the expensive
pieces of bric-a-brac that are usual to
such houses were gone. It looked as If
the hostess had anticipated robbery
and had stripped the tables and man
telpieces of every small article of spe
cial value.
Although disappointed, I made my
way upstairs, hoping to find some loose
Jewelry at least on tho bureaus. There
PROFESSIONAL
BY GEORGE E. WALSH
Copyright, loot, by F. AT. BuMet Co., New York
CHAPTER 1.
HAVE a pnrtlnllty for
lmllji nnd receptions
unil invariably try-to
make It practice to
be In the flclnlty
wlion one Is In prog
ress. TUcre are al­
were slgiiR or the feast and cntertalu
nient all about tho hall nnd rooms, but
I was unable to And anything that ap
pealed to my tastes. I passed from
one bedroom to another, with about
the same result. I could hear the reg
ular breathing of the occupants of tho
house, and distant noise In the rear
told me that one man was a good snor
er. So long as that rhythmic sound
continued I felt that I was safe from
all alarms.
After making a detour o'f the rooms
I finally entered a small chamber that
was used for storing linen and trunks.
It occurred to me that possibly tho
missing things were packed away in
.this room. I closed the door gently
behind me and turned on the slido
from my lantern.
As I did so I was suddenly startled
by tho bright ray of some light shoot
ing out of the darkness.. Instantly I
grasped my revolver nnd directed my
light toward the spot. The result of
this movement was to produce a queer
combination.
I saw that I was looking Into the
mouth of revolver held in the bands
of a man who was inspecting me by
tho aid of a dark lantern similar to
my own. My own revolver was cov
ering the place where his heart should
be.
Tha discovery must have been si
multaneous, for we both flashed the
light of our lanterns Into each other's
face and gazed long and silently. Nei
ther wore a mask, and in tho uncov
ered eyes there was cool, deadly re
solve written. It would have been
foolhardy for cither to shoot for the
life of the other would have been in
stantly sacrificed. I waited a full min
ute or two for the man to speak.
"Well," I said finally, unwilling to
bear the strain of silence longer, "you
seem to be ahead of me tonight and I
must congratulate you upon the neat
ness of your work. I haven't found a
thing behind you."
The man was not Inclined to answer
at first, but I continued In a reassuring
voice:
"We may as well call a truce. It
would be folly for either of us to shoot.
I don't want to get you In trouble any
more than myself."
I had been struck by the fine, liniyj
sotne features of the man, but when he
spoke in a' well modulated, musical
volco I was further puzzled. He did
not look like one of my set
*'What kind of a truce do you want?"
he asked. "You .see I have you covered
with my revolver and could kill you In
an Instant"
"But you fail to notice mine," I an
swered. "A very slight pressure of the
trigger would send a bullet through
your heart."
I thought he turned a trifle paler, but
his voice was steady and unquaverlng.
"I admit that and accept the situa
tion. But tell me what terms you pro
pose for your truce."
"Simply these: We Bhould go Into
partnership at least for tonight. I have
had as much trouble in getting into the
house as you, and I have run just as
much risk, but you got ahead of mo
and made a complete job. I admire
tho way you have done the work.
Even I couldn't do it better, and I don't
think you belong to the class I"—
"Never mind thnt," he interrupted
Impatiently. "Stick to your terms and
bo quick."
"Well, to come straight to the point"
I added, a little nettled at his abrupt
ways, "I propose that we divide tho
plunder you have collected." For your
extra trouble you take two-thirds and
I one-third. Is that fair?"
Ho remained silent a moment and
then said:
"If I agree to such a bargain, noth
ing further will ever be said of to
night's" work?"
"Not a word."
"And you will never recognize me
if you should happen to meet me on
the street or anywhere else?"
I did not like this part of the bargain,
for I believe that every one should be
placed on the same level in such a busi
ness and that one man should not set
himself up to being better than an
other, but I finally assented, with the
exception of one slight qualification:
"Not unless we happen to meet under
similar circumstances again. Then I
might recall to you this meeting."
"I don't think that is likely to occur,"
he replied firmly. A
Then in a firm, measured volte ho
added:
"Well, I'll trust you. I will give you
one-third of all I .have collected. I be
lleve that you will keep your part of
the agreement If I keep mine."
1
There was honesty written In his
face, and I would have trusted him to
the extent of pocketing my revolver,
but again he got ahead of me. I stood
there covering him with my weapon
half a minute after be had put his
pistol in his pocket. A temptation to
make him give everything to me under
penalty of death seized me for an In
stant when I realized that he had
placed himself in my power. But that
same rich, musical voice suddenly re
called me to my bargain.
"Here, take this bag outside with
you, and wo will divide the thing
whero there is less chance of detec
tion."
"Have you been all over tho. house?"
I asked in a little confusion.
"Xos, all over. There Is nothing
worth taking left."
He moved toward the door and start
ed to open it. Ho turned an instant
and asked:
"How did you come in?"
"Through a cellar window," I replied.
"A clumsy way when you could have
entered by the front door."
"Do you mean to say"— I began.
"S-s-s-h, don't speak now. I'm open
ing the door. Follow me."
I never felt the power of a man so
strangely before. I attributed it to the
fact that I was In the presence of a
master who put my feeble accomplish
ments entirely into the background,
and yet I had prided myself upon my
successes!
We walked stealthily down the stairs
and out of the front door to the lawn.
Ho carried a pack larger than mine.
When we reached the shelter of a
clump of trees, we both stopped.
"It Is getting late, and It will be light
soon," my strange companion said.
"We must make our division quickly."
In the same quick, masterful and, If
I say It honest way he made a division
of the spoils, giving me more than one.
third-
fNow, If you are satisfied, we will
part," he said. "I think we have no
further need of each other."
I made a motion as if to low bim,
but be waved m" w-jing:
"Good night, l-inust be going."
He turned and walked rapidly
through the gloom, leaving mo stand
ing there as nonplused as any man
engaged in such a hazardous business
as mine could ever afford to he.
(TO BE COrmNUKD.]
HJ» Quaint Snjrareation.
A Frenchman, who appears to have
been of a thrifty turn of mind, con
ceived tho Idea in 1878 thnt too much
valuable time was being wasted in
cleaning sardines when preparing them
for tho market. He funud a way of
preparing them without cleaning tliem,
nnd on this he took out letters patent.
Apparently he had some slight misgiv
ing ns to whether the public would bo
perfectly suited with Ills invention,
and so In his claim he makes this
parenthetical entry:
Fish put up by this process may be
slightly unpleasant to the customer at
first, but he soou gets used to It.
Tavern* In Sweden.
Taverns in Sweden are closcd on Sat
urday, which Is pay day, while the
savings banks are kept open until mid
night. This plan Induces the workmen
to invest their money where it will pay
them Interest Instead of In alcoholic
stimulants.
Sot Exactly a Compliment.
Hewitt—Ignorance Is bliss.
Jewett—You'd better get your life in
sured.
Hewitt—What for?
Jewitt—You're liable to dlo of joy.—
New York Times.
DEN BOYS
WERE MEN
Bjr
John Habberton,
AuUior o/ "Helen's Hafcfe*," "George
lK(u/t(n0ton." Ltc.
Copyright, 1901, by John Habbcrtoo.
CHAPTER XXI.
A CILAT WITH TJIE COLOTfEL.
Oil Brainard's sake 1
was glad the flglit had
occurred, for it seemed
to me that i( should
have put Phil Hamil
ton's possible chance
out of his mind. But
as soon as we reached
camp the few sick list
men and sldrkers who had remained
behind began to croak a story sup
posed to have filtered from the colonel's
tent through several intermediaries
that the colonel had been ia a rage
about the explosions of my relics in
our old camp, that had made him sup
pose the enemy were shelling us as
we evacuated the post, and that he was
going to make an example of the guilty
party. Sure enough, we had not been
in camp more than two hours when
the orderly sergeant of our compauy
came to our tent and said:
The colonel wants to see you two
at once."
We looked at each other*and tried to
smile, but failed.
"It seems to me," said I, "that our
share of the fight at the fence ought to
mitigate our punishment—I mean my
own punishment, for you did nothing
in that shell affair but tell about it,
like a fool. I suppose that even now
you'll try to make the colonel believe
that you had some share in it, £o as to
shield me."
'I wlBh I could," replied Brainard
meekly. "I wish I hadn't told of it
when the colonel was so mystified
about the shots, but really it did sceiu
for the good of the service."
You're too good to live," said 1.
"Come along. I hope you'll come in
for some share of the punishment, you
unspeakable lunatic."
Nevertheless for a corporal to be
summoned by his colonel has a sober
ing effect, so I fought down my feel
ings and tiled to assume a bold front
I dragged Brainard across the
parade ground.
Pass them in, sentry," said the colo
nel from the open front of his tent as
we drew near. We stopped at the tent
ps, saluted and stood at "attention."
'Come In, gentlemen," said the colo
nel, with an odd smile whicli never
theless seemed not ugly. "Sit down."
Both of us dropped nervelessly on the
colonel's catnp bed, the only sest vis
ible. The colonel was handling some
papers which I promptly assumed were
court martial charges against us.
"I was greatly surprised and also
pleased," continued the colonel, still
handllug the papers, "at receiving to
day commissions for both of you—com
missions as first lieutenants."
1 looked at Brainard. and Brainard
looked at me, and I don't understand
why both of us did not drop dead with
astonishment. The colonel went on
1 had hoped to promote both of you
in the course of time, after you had
reached sergeant's grade—Br&lnard,
because of your rescuing your party
from the enemy after capture and for
getting that dispatch through to the
left a few nights ago, and, Frost, be
cause I've learned that you spent a lot
of money In trying to get recruits for
tho regiment ftt the time you entered
It. I'm not the only influence with the
appointing power. Political and other
strings are being pulled for scores of
my noncommissioned officers, aud some
of this sort of work seems to have been
done for you boys.w
'Not for me, sir, that I know of,*'
said Brainard quickly.
'Eh? Well, so much the more to
your credit. Nevertheless 'tis true.
You're both commissioned to the Forty
third. It seems from a letter necouipa
nylng your commissions that the Forty
third is in a bad way—good men, bad
officers—so bad that the command can't
be trusted to take the field. A lot of
the officers have been weeded out, and
the governor wished to replace them
with men from regiments that are in
good shape and have seen hard service.
The senator from your district strongly
recommended you, Frost aud called
your father up to Albany, and it seems
that your father took with him a hand
some young woman who told an ex
traordinary story of your bravery aud
produced a letter in evidence. I can't
understand how I, your colonel, failed
to ha,ve learned the facts, but"—
"Your cousin May!" exclaimed Brain
ard. Then he sprang to his feet and
hit me between the shoulders with a
force which I could not have believed
was in his tiny frame. The colonel
looked surprised, and Brainard mur
mured "I beg pardon" and collapsed in
confusion.
"It seems, further/' continued the
colonel, "that the governor said he
wished he knew of some other trooper
of equal courage and ability, upou
re^cb^thgiEoqng* lady said she could
name one ami straightway praiseu you,
Brahmiri, without stint and declared
that if you two could be sent together
you could end the war, I can't imagine
Ttlicrc the joiirig lady obtained her
knowledge of the special requirements
of the sen Ice or how she came to know
so much about the s^dlerly qualities of
of my corporals, but these commls
felons are the result."
"We can't accept them, sir," said
Bralnatd, "if they've been granted on
such hearsay and misapprehension."
I didn't approve of Bralmml's "we"
lie had the right to decline for himself,
should he insist on being so foolish, but
I wanted my own commission, no mat
ter through what mistake it was Issu
ed. The colonel, too. was of my way
of thluking, for he replied:
"Nonsense! Never lose a chance to
reach higher rank, especially to move
jour insignia of rank from your Bleevc
to your shoulder."
"But, sir, there are other inen more
deserving of it," said Brainard. "I'd
feel ashamed to wear shoulder straps
If MeTwyny must go on with only a
sergeant's stripes. You ought to see
him fight J"
"Eh? MeTwyny? That freckled
Irish tiger that's a sergeant in your
troop? Oh, he couldn't help fighting if
he tried!"
"But there's brains behind his fight
ing, sir. If you'd seen and heard"—
"There's brains behind all real fight
ing, corporal—er—lieutenant. Don't
ever forget it, or your enemy will get
the better of you."
"But there's such a lot behind Me
Twyny's, sir," persisted Brainard.
"Think of the odds that were against
him. He had only 18 men with whom
to light "w hat looked like a brigade—cer
tainly a thousand—and he talked and
acted like a general instead of a mere
sergeant."
"When? Where? llow do you know?"
asked the colonel, with a quizzical
smile apparently at Bralnard's assum
ing to know how a general would act.
"This afternoon. Way off to the
right of the road our regiment took
Wo saw him. We were iu the fight
with him and were proud of It and of
him."
"Bless me! I heard such wild stories
of that skirmish that I've already ask
ed your captain for a written report.
Tcli me ail about It."
Brainard told him without a word of
exaggeration, yet as he talked tho colo
nel arose and paced his tent like an ex
cited llou in a cage. He clinched his
hands, and ids eyes flashed, and he
sputtered small groups of Scriptural
words that were not prayers. Brain
ard stopped abruptly after telling how
Mick felled the skirmishers' captain.
"The tiger!" exclaimed the colonel.
"I wish there were more of his kind In
the regiment."
"But isn't he a man, too?" asked
Brainard. "Aud shouldn't he be re
warded"—
"It shan't be my fault if he Isn't a
man from this day forth," interrupted
the colonel. "Come with me. I sup
pose he Is In the hospital."
'•Or dead/' 1 suggested.
"Nonsense!" growled the colonel.
"Loss of a fore paw never kills a tiger.
Lieutenant Baslow of our regiment has
shot them in India. lie was in the
British service aud has told me all
about it."
Iustead of going direct to the hos
pital the colonel stopped at a captain's
tent and asked for one of the occu
pant's Jackets—an old oue. The cap
tain looked surprised, but complied
with the request The colonel strode
rapidly to the hospital tents, followed
by Brainard and me. Entering the
surgical ward, he asked:
"Is MeTwyny here?"
"Prlslut, sorr," came from a red face
on a cot, and a big freckled hand came
to the side of the face In the position of
salute.
"I'm sorry to hear of your loss," said
the colonel, "and I've brought you the
best consolation I could think of. This
is the jacket you shall wear when you
get up again, Captain MeTwyny."
"Whooroo!" exclaimed Mick. He
closed his eyes au instant, then opened
them and said, "Av Norah cud only see
it!"
"She shall see it, with you inside of
it, as soon as you're fit to go north on
leave of absence. Is there anything
else I can do for jrou?"
Mick pushed aside his sheet, display
ed his severed arm lying on his breast
and said:
"Don't let 'em throw this away."
"He knocked me down for trying to
take it from him," whispered the
nurse, "but of course a thing of that
kind can't be kept."
For a moment the colonel seemed to
be choking. When he recovered, he
Baid:
"Let me take it. I'll have it burled
with the honors of war. The company
you're to command, captain, shall fire
a salute over it."
"Oi thank yez very koindly, sorr, for
that an' fhat Use ye've done, but how
about thlm two little dhlvlls fornlnst
ye? In the tolglit wld the fince rails
glory be to the polices av auld Olreland
—they were wort' more than all the rlst
av the platoou put together. Little
Brainard. ah, fhat a shlllelali twister
he'd make! An', as for Frost, he saved
me owu lolfe two or three tolmcs iu
succession."
"Good!" exclaimed tho colouel. "They
shall be taken care of. Now keep as
quiet as you cau, captain, so as to get
well quick—and see Norah. Nurse,
hang this jacket at the foot of his cot
in some way so he can always see tha
shoulder straps when his eyes arc
open. Come along, men—I beg your
pardon—gentleiucu."
"Now," said the colonel, "as you two
have declined (I hadn't) the commis
sions granted, as you think, under a
misapprehension and through the
Imagination of a young woman. I shall
at once recommend you for commis
sions In your own old regiment, and
you may be sure that you'll get them.
The coloncl looked surprised.
I've no more captaincies at my dis
posal. To make a vacancy for Me
Twyny I'm going to force a good foi
nothing captain to rcsbrn. ^But .you
shall both have lieutenancies first
lieutenancies, if possible."
"In the old regiment?" exclaimed
Brainard. "Hurrah!"
"Hurrah!" I echoed. The colonel
grasped our hands and almost crushed
them In his own. Then he said:
"Meanwhile, on the bttsis of the com
missions to the Forty-third, I'll have
both of you as enlisted men discharged
atonce. That will enable you togohome
aud tell your story, and MeTwyny's—
he came from your town. I believe.
*Tw ill also enable you to see that Imag
inative young woman."
Brainard's pale face became a sun
burst In an instant. The colonel con
tinued:
'Twill also enable YOU to draw your
pay, and, as the paymaster is about
six mouths overdue, you'll be able to
go home In olliccrs' uniform—shoulder
straps and all—eh Y"
I looked into Brainard's eyes and
saw'that the light with Phil Hamilton
was on.
"(live a man an inch, and he'll take
an ell, colonel.' said Brainard. "Would
it be posHible to get our papers at once?
I think it-it might save a life If I
could stftrt for homo tonight."
"It shall be done. Please say to your
captain that I would like to see him."
After tattoo, and also after a howl
ing time in our company street, our
comrades having learned of our good
fortune, we started for Yorktowu, 12
miles distant, to catch the morning
boat for Fort Monroe. We were in time
for the Fort Monroe boat for Balti
more and the mornlug trrtfti for New
York. We got officers* uniforms, and
I made It my special business that
Brainard's should fit perfectly. He
was in such haste to reach Summer
ton that he would have been content
with ^anything topped with shoulder
straps. 1 even saw to It that he wore
sash and sword belt. Meanwhile I
prayed that my letter about Brainard
might reach Summcrton before us.
We did not reach town till long after
dark. As our house was ou the direct
way to Brainard's I suggested that he
should stop with me, if only for a mo
ment and he did not refuse. As we
approached the house I was glad to see
that It was still lighted. Village people
retire early, and I had feared I might
bave to rouse a sleeping family. On
reaching the piazza I tiptoed to the
parlor blinds and open window to rec
onnolter and to Increase the pleasure
of anticipation. There sat my cousin
May, and I was startled at the change
that a single year had wrought, for she
was no longer a girl, but a vision of
womanly beauty. I could have.stood
there many moments for the joy of
gazing at but I heard a familiar
voice aud then saw, at the left of the
room, Phil Hamilton. How handsome
he was, confound him! Oh, If I could
know that my letter about Brainard
had reached May! For Hamilton was
saying:
"I asked you an important questlou
In two or three successive letters, but
you did not answer It, so I've used my
earliest possible opportunity to repeat
the question in person."
Quickly 1 drew Brainard after me
through the doors aud pushed him into
the parlor. Hamilton rose quickly, and
despite his habitual and superb compo
sure he literally staggered as he saw
two of his late brother noncommission
ed officers In lieutenant's uniforms.
Apparently May had received my let
ter and been properly affected by it,
for, though she turned pale as she rose
and looked at us, she quickly became
rosy, courtesled to Hamilton and said:
"I like you very much, but here is
my answer."
Then she hid the red scar on Brain
ard's check with two red lips. At that
moment our dog Hover entered the
room and sprang upon me with a joy
ous whine, and as 1 tried to abate his
frenzy of affection I heard I^amilton
say:
"Lieutenant Brainard, I esteem it an
honor to be the first mau to congratu
late you."
Of course we called on MeTwyny's
Norah, a rosy, modest, dainty girl who
compelled us to recall the story of
"Beauty and the Beast." We had not
Intended to tell her ail the details of
the light for the fence, but she extract
ed them from us, und she shivered,
shuddered, cried nnd laughed. She also
kissed us both and commended us to
the eternal guardianship of all the
saints.
Brainard and May were not married
till after the war, by which time Brain
ard was a brigadier general iu a high
staff position, and General Grant aud
many ot»\or general olliccrs attended
the wedOwi^ so did Phil Hamilton and
his wife, who was as handsome and
distinguished looking as he so did No
rah and Mick MeTwyny. the latter in
the uniform of a lieuteuant colouel of
cavalry. But. as "journeys end with
lovers' meeting," this story, too, must
end.
THE END.
An Apple Tree's Roots.
For the purpose of erecting a suita
ble monument 1n honor of Roger Wil
liams, the founder of Ilbode Island, his
private burying ground was searched
for himself and wife. It was found
that everything had passed iuto oblivi
on. The shape of the coffins could be
traced only by the carbonaceous mat
ter. The rusted hinges aud nails and a
rouud wooden knot remained in oue
grave, while a single knot of braided
hair was found In the other.
Near the graves stood an appie tree.
This had scut down two main roots
into the very presence of the coffined
dead. The larger root, pushing its way
to the precise spot occupied by tho
skull of Uogcr Williams, had made a
turn as if passing around it and fol
lowed the direction of the backbone to.
the hips. Here it divided into two
branches, sending one along each leg to
the heel, where both turned upward
toward the toes. One of these roots
formed a slight crook at the knees,
which made the whole bear a striking
resemblance to the human form.
A peculiar case of poisoning by a
physician was that of Dr. Stephen Eot
vos In Hungary many years ago. Eot
vos undertook to hasten the death of
patients whose cases he considered
hopeless by putting them out of their
misery, as he termed it, with fatal
drugs. He encountered no opposition
to his peculiar methods of benevolence
while he practiced them on people of
no particular standing, but when the
doctor hastened the death of a well
kuown land proprietor named Szlavy,
who was slowly dying of cancer, the
relatives of the dead man presented a
violent protest and demanded the pros
ecution of Eotvos.
The physician declared on trial he
was actuated by humane motives and
had merely eased the journey of his
victims to the inevitable goal. This de
fense was not accepted by the court.
Eotvos wua. acquitted of malice, but
found guilty of homicide without mal
ice and sentenced to a long term of im
prisonment
"Wolney'o EIouhoIioIiI.
In Cardinal Wolsey's palace no lesa
than 2S0 beds were provided for stran
gers, with superb canopies and curtains
of sdk or velvet. There were bed
steads of alabaster, quilts of down and
pillowcases embroidered with silk ami
gold. The chairs of state were covered
•with cloth of gold the tables and cab
inets were oi the most costly woods
Much of the splendid furniture was
emblazoned with "my lord's arms."
Everywhere was impressed tho car
dinal's hat. The same magnificence ap
pealed in the decorations and orna
ments of the chapel, but the forty-four
gorgeous copes ol one suit and the rest
of the sacerdotal pomp displayed there
were eclipsed by the majesty of Wol
sey's secular equipment.
The annual expenses of his household
exceeded an Immense sum for
those days. 11 is retinue of ."00 persons,
his kingl.v stud, his sumptuous open
table, are mentioned in every history,
"hen he rode to and from Wostmtn
•r In his character of lord chancellor,
is mule was attended by a long train
nobles and knights on horseback
his pursuivant, ushers ami other offi
cers led the way in rich liveries, while
footmen with gilded poleaxes brought
up the rear.
W
sU?t
his
of
The MInnIkkIpiiI *100,000 Ycnrn Af?o,
Did you ever llgure on what was the
probable condition of the great Mis
sissippi river 10,000, 100.000 or oven
•100,000 years ago? Scientists suggest
that the erosion of its bed was ac
complished by a mighty cataract,
which began far down the river, prob
ably at the place where it then emp
tied jnto the gulf, and by gradual re
trogression dug out the valleylikc
gorge through which it now flows.
That this theory is tenable may be in
ferred from the high, wall-liko bluffs,
features so characteristic of tho upper
part of its course.
A wearing away of a monster cata
ract would of course necessarily leave
high walls or bluffs on either side.
These are the well known features of
tho father of meandering streams. It
would seem, according to this theory,
that St. Anthony's falls constitute the
remnant of what was once the most
stupendous cataract in the world. Ge
ologists estimate that it has taken the
river 400.000 years to carve out the
mighty ditch through which it now
flows.
llonea For Bread.
There Is mi Interesting child's story
called "Jiiek the Gliiut Killer," lu
which one of tho glnuts Is supposed to
Use the expression "fe-faw-lum," or
something like it, when Jack has climb
ed a beanstalk and been hidden by the
giant's wile, (lie rest of tho growl be
ing, "I smell llie lilooil of an English
man, but be he alive or be lie dead I'll
take his bones to make my bread."
Tossibly it has riot occurred to many
to ask where the idea of making bread
out of bones originated, as -,vo do not
often seriously Investigate fairy tales.
It is a historical fact that during the
siege of Paris by Henry IV., owing to
famine, bread, which had been sold
Willie any remained for more than
a pound, was made from the bones In
tho eliarnel house of the lloly Inno
cents.. This occurred iu 15'J-l.—.New
Vork I'ress.
Hllill [ll'.Ullt.
Mrs. Gabb—Hear me! I here comes
my husband, lliere wont be a whole
piece of furniture loft In llie house by
midnight.
Mrs. Gadd— Horrors! Does bo drink,
nnd is that a case of whisky he Is car
rying?
Mrs. Gabb—No. he doesn't drml:
That's a new box of
Maoy persons in this community are
suffering from kidney complaint who
could avoid fatal results by using Fo
ley's Kidney Cure. Sold by Denton &
Ward.
Better lose your argument than your
friend.—Ram's Horn.
'I bad diabetes in its worst form,"
writes: Marion Lee, of Dunreath, lnd
"I tried eight physicians without relier
Only three bottles ot Foley's Kidney
Cure made me a well man." Sold by
Denton & VY Brd.
An Industrial and agricultural ecbool
for colored youths of Maryland was
opened last month near Laurel, in that
state.
Quick Beliet tor Asthma sufferers.
Foley's Honey and Tar affords im
mediate relief to asthma sufferers in
the worst stages and if taken in time
will effect a cure. Sold by Denton &
Ward.
A recent report shows that 2,50'.)
Christians were murdered in l'JOl by
the Turks. In only (1 cases were the
murderers punished, and then with not
more than four yeare' imprisonment.
Consumption Threatened.
"I was troubled with a bucking cough
for a year and
1
thought I had consump
tion," says C. Unger, 211 Maple St.,
Champaign, III. tried a great tuany
remedies and I was under the care of
physicians for several months. 1 used
one bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar.
It cured me, and 1 bave not been trou
bled Bince." Sold by Denton & Ward.
In France it is illegal to catch frogs
at night.
Foley's Kidney Cure
Will cure iiright's Disease,
Will cure Diabetes.
Will cure Stone in Bladder.
Will cure Kidney Bnd Bladder Diseases.
Sold by Denton it Ward,
Tbe recordB left by the 1'hoenecians,
Assyrians and ancient Persians show
that among all thobe nations the use of
perfumes waB very common.
Foley's Kidney Cure will cure all dis
eases arising from disordered kidneys
or bladder. Sold by Denton & Ward.
A melon patch a cornfield will
sometimes neutralize the work of the
local Sunday school.
A Physician Healed.
Dr. (Seo. Ewing, a practicing physi
cian of Smith's Grove, Ky., for over
thirty years, writes his personal exper
ience with Foley's Kidney Cure: "For
years I had been greatly bothered with
kidney and bladder trouble and enlarg
ed proBtrate gland. I used everything
known to tbe profession without re
lief, until 1 commenced to use Foley's
Kidney Cure. After taking three bot
tles I was entirely relieved and cured
I prescribe it now daily in my practice
and heartily recommend its use to all
physicians for auch troubles 1 bave
prescribed it In hundreds of cases with
perfect success." Sold by Denton &
Ward.
Meat originally meant any kind of
food.
Foley's Kidney Cure is a medicine
free from poisons and will cure any
case of kidney disease that is not be
yond the teach of medicine. Sold by
Denton & Ward.
Improvement of Corn,
"Uncle Henry" Waiiace,is devoting a
good deal of sgace in his paper Wal
laces' Farmer to the improvement of
Iowa Corn. lie calls attention to the
fact that while the Iowa Farmer has
been improving his live stock for twen
ty years and more he has given very
little attention to the great Iowa crop,
corn. Among the many articles which
have appeared in W aiiace's Farmer on
this subject has been a series by Prof.
Shame!, of Illinois, the corn expert,
and these are illustrated by a number
of photographs showing different va
rieties of corn, perlect and imperfect
ears, the most profitable to raiBe, etc.
The average Iowa farmer
thtnkB
he
knows as much about corn as anybody
does but we miBB our guess if he can
not learn a lot from these articles in
allaceB' Farmer.
In this connection we wiBb to say
that Wallaces' Farmer is one of the
best agricultural papers that comes to
this ollico. It is handsomely printed on
paper of line quality, filled with at
tractive illustrations, and in addition
to its regular features, its editorials by
"Uncle Henry," its departments of
Dairying, Horticulture, the I-Iog and
l'ouitry, Its Home Department, for the
women contains full reports of the
leading fairs, live stock Bhows, and
sales, agricultural meetings, etc- It is
published weekly at Des Moines, Iowa'
Bt 31,00 a year, all subscriptions pay
able in advance and the paper stops
when the time is out. We can send
Wallaces' Farmer and the Democrat
both one year for only 2.25 and you get
one of our nice premiums. Apply at
the Democrat oflice.
The newest lighthouse on the French
coBBt Bhows a beam visible at a dis
tance of :w nautical miles in clear
weather. It is Bituated on the Isle
Vierge, off the French coast, to the
northeast ot Ushant, the lantern being
214 feet above sea level.
It Needs a Tonic.
There are times when your liver needs
a tonic. Don't give purgatives that
trripe and weaken. DeWitt's Little
Early Risers expel all poison from the
system and act as tonic to the liver. W.
Scott, 531 Highland ave., Milton, Pa.,
says: "I have carried DeWitt's Little
Early Hisere with me for several years
and would not be without them." Small
and easy to take. Purely vegetable.
They never gripe or distress. Smith
Hroft.
Much Reading lor Little Money,
The New York World has got the
cost of printing down to a minimum.
Its latest offer of its monthly newspa
per-magazine is interesting If from no
other cause than it shows the acme of
"how much for how little." The Month
ly World is a 32 page magazine with
colored cover. Its pages are about the
size of the pages of the LadieB Home
Journal, and it
iB
copiously illustrated
in halt-tone. The illustrations are the
resultB of the best artistic skill, aided
by ail the latest printing-press appli
ances, making a magazine unrivalled in
the quality of its contents and its ap
pearances. Each issue contains Btories
of romance, love, adventure, travel
storleB of Uction and fact stories of
things quaint and curiouB, gathered to
gether from all over the world the re
sults of sclentillc research, and editor
ial reviews. -It numbers among Its
contributors the leading literary men
and women of the day. A feature
each month IB a full-page portrait of
the most tamed man or woman of the
moment In the public eye. In collect
ing and preparing for publication the
literary matter and art subjects for the
Monthly World no expense is spared.
The New l'ork World will send six
numbers of this newspaper-magazine
on receipt of fifteen cents in stamps
AddresBThe World, Pulitzer Building,
New York.
To My iriends.
It Is with joy 1 tell you what Kodol did
for me. I waB troubled with my stom
ach lor several months. Upon being
advised to use Kodol, I did so, and
words cannot tell the good It has done
me. A neighbor bad dyspepsia so that
he had tried most everything. 1 told
him to use Kodol. Words of gratitude
have come to me from him because I
recommended it.- (jeo. W. Fry, Viola,
Iowa. Health and strength of mind
and body depend on the stomach, and
normal activity of the digestive organs.
Kodol, the great reconstructive tonic,
cures all Btomach and bowel troubles,
indigestion, dyBpepsla. Kodol digeBts
any good food you eat. Take a dose
after meaJs. Smith Bros.
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the little questions and knotty problems
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book that will quickly decide all argu
ments on all subjects? The 11)02 World
Almanac and Encyclopedia, which Is
now ready, is exactly this kind of book.
It takes the Bame position In tbe world
of facts aud llgures as does tbe diction
ary in tho world ol words.
This little volume contains over COO
pages of well printed agate type, every
line containing some fact that you will
sooner or later want to look up.
The World Almanac should occupy a
prominent place in every progressive
American household. The 1U02 edition is
more complete than any of tho former
ones. It contains facts on many sub
jects that have recently been brought to
the public notice and which every up
to-date person should have at his fin
gers ends.
Among the features of the 1002 Al
manac are:
The millionaires of the United StateB,
a list giving the names of nearly 4,000
Americans who possess over SI,000,000.
The great American truBts full particu
lar of 163 leading industrial organlza
tiQs. Organized labor enlarged sta
tistics of the strength of labor unions
and the present condition of the labor
movement. The Nicaragua Canal and
the Hay-Pauncefote treaties with Great
Britain. I'rogrecs of aerial navigation
in 1901, Complete United States censuB.
Anarchist statistics ot the United States
and Europe, etc., to tho extent of over
1,000 topics.
The 1902 World Almanac and Ency
clopedia is on sale by all newsdealers
throughout the country for 25 centB.
When ordered by mail 10c extra for
postage must be Inclosed to tbe World,
New York.
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COPYRIGHTS &C.
Anrono nonrilng nkotch nnd description mny
quickly ascortaln our opinion free whether an
invention 18 probnbly pntcntublo. Communion
tlnnsBtriotlycouildoiitbil. lluniibivot on Putuioa
scut freu. Oldest uuoney for securlnujiutcuts.
Pntimts taken through Mutin & Co. rocelvc
special
notice, without chartio. la tho
Scientific fttflerican.
Ahanrtsomoly lUnstrntnd weekly. T.nicest cir
culation of &ny BClontlUo Journal. Terms, a
roar lour months,
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Branch OSoo, 635 8U Washington, I). C.
M.r.LBROTPram. H. A, GRANGER Tftshfer «v
E. G. HESNEIl, Asst. Cashier y$."
A. H. BLAKE, 1st. V. President.
H. 0. HAEBERLE, 2nd. V. President,
First National
Compound VaDor and Sham
poo Baths.
Baths
ETC., ETC.
CARVING KNIVES and FORKS, LADIES
GUARD CHAINS, GENTS VEST CHAINS,
EMBLEM RINGS, CHARMS, LOCK-
ETS, GOLD SPECTACLES, MAN
TEL CLOCKS, SI1K OMBREL
LAS, GOLD PENS.
Como and see tho many things we
havo not space to list.
BOYNTON & M'EWEN
Delaware County
STATE BANK
Manchester, Iowa.
CAPITAL $60,000
—OFFICERS-
WM, C. CAWLEY,
President.
B. W. TlllHIL,
ISIS®
DAUir
BANK,
MANCHESTER. IOWA.
CAPITAL. $50,000
General
Banking
Business
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
FOR RENT.
BTXKECTOXtB.
R. B. Robinson, M. P. LeRoy,
E. M.Oarr, M. Beehler, i!
B.A.Gniw«r, A. H.Blake, t:
'Royt,
S"™, H- O. Haeberle
L. L.
CORBSSP01TDtJ.Ni •X'U.
FlretNatloD&l Bank, Dubuouo, Iowa
Central National Bank Now York Cltv
Commercial National Bank. Chicago, Ills.
Ft. W. TIRRILL
Is Loaning Honey as chead
as any person or Corpora
tlon.
Most all dis
eases are caused
by poisonous seo
rations, which
clog the wheels
ot NATURE.
Vapor
and
Shampoo.
The name and
the symptoms
may be different
but the cause of
disease can us
ually be traced
to the importect aotfon ol the millions
of poros ol the human body. A bath in
accordance with scientific require
ments is tho best preventative
remedy known. Tho methods employ
ed by mo are the most scientific ever
invented or discovoied Cor dispelling
disease. Results tell tn«a dtory. Give
me a trial. This is the Conant system
of baths. A competent lady attendant
in charge of the ladies department.
Oflice and bath rooms ou Franklin
street, opposite Globe Hotel.
6tf
a. D. QATS3.
gOYNTON I M'£WEN
HAVE
Ladles and dents Qold Watches
in all sizes kinds and Btylos,
Ladles, dents and Chrlldrens Rings
from DIAMONDS, OPALS, EMER­
ALDS, FEARLS,ETC., down to
PLAIN GOLD DANDS.
WEDDING RINGS,
SOLID STERLING SILVER FORKS,
TABLE, DESERT and TEA SPOONS,
NAPKIN RINGS, ETC., ETC., ETC.
Also largo lino of Best Brands of—
SILVER PLATED SPOONS, FORKS,
KNIVES, TEA SETS, WATER SETS
CAKE BASKETS, BUTTER DISHES,
CDA8. J. SEEDS,
Cashier.
0. W. KEAGY,
Vice President,
Ass't. Cashier.
—DIRECTORS
WM.
(J.
CAWLEY. II. F. ARNOLD.
KKIiyON. R, w.^TIllRILL.
G- w-
DUNHAM.
,1. SEEDS. M. H. WILLISTON.
C. W. KEAGY,
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Prompt attention given to oil business. Pas
senger tlckots rrora and to all parts ot Eur«
ope direct to Manclicster, for sale.
Long Time Mortgage Loans Made
Bought and Sold.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
For the storage of valuable papers,
etc. for rent.
When you want
Fine Furniture
AJ*
Ml:.
Fair Prices
GOJTO
Werkmeister's
AT
f?
fl
Earlville.
^Undertaking Solicited
F. WERKMEISTER,
Earlville, Iowa
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