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C0PVRWHT.1908.BY HARPER & BROTHTCS
CHAPTER X.
1TEADE BURREI.L KINDS A PATIt IN TUB
MOONLICnT.
TO CREEK" LEE had come
N'
The prospector swelled with indigna
tion. "Then why In h—1 didn't you
fellers tell me long ago?"
The scanty ounce or two of gold
from his claim lay in the scales at the
post, where every newcomer might ex
amine it, and, realizing that he was a
never ending source of information,
they fawned on him for his tips, brib
ing him with uewspapers worth-$1
each or with cigars, which he wrapped
up carefully aud placed In his macki
nnw till everv pocket of the rusty
garment bulged so that be could not
sit without losing them. They dwelt
upon his lightest word and stood him
up beside the bar, where they tilled
him with proofs of friendliness until
he shed tears from his one good eye.
Cautiously at first he let out his
wit, which was logy from long disuse
and as heavy 011 its feet as the jump
Ing frog of Calaveras, but when they
laughed at its labored leaps and sallies
his confidence grew. With the regu
larity of a cloclc he planted cigars and
ordered "a little more hard stuff,'
while his roving eye rejoiced In lachry
mose profusion, Its overburden losing
ifsol! In the faiigle of his careless
beard. Iiy and by he wandered
through the town, trailed by a troop
of tenderfoot, till the womeu marked
him, whorcupon he fled back to the
post aud hugged the bar. for he wad
a bashful man. When Stark's new
-place opeued it offered him another
retreat, of which he availed himself
for some time. But late. In the even
ing he reappeared at Old Man Gale's
store, walking a bit unsteadily, and as
he mounted the flight of logs to the
door he stepped once .too often.
"What's become of that fourth
step?" he demanded sharply of Poleon.
"T"vu"
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arc these people Uiddin' met1' he
inrtuirctl.
"Dere she 1:?." said the Frenchman.
I'm blamed if it te. You wuved it
eihfo I was here."
"I'll have *im put back," laughed the
other.
"fca.v. It's a grand thing to be rich,
ain it?"
"1 don't know. I ain' never try it."
"Well, it Ls, and now that I've arriv
ed I'm goln* to change my ways com
plete. No more extravagance in mine.
I'll never lend another cent."
"Wat's dat?" ejaculated Doret in
amazement.
"No inoro bard luck stories and 'hur
ry ups' for mine. I'm the stony heart
ed jailer, I am, froAi now, henceforth,
world 'thout end, amen! No busted
miners need apply. I've been a good
thluir, but tonight I turn on the time
lock."
"Ba gosh! You're fonny feller,",
laughed Poleon, who had lent the one
eyed man much money in the past and,
like others, regarded him uot merely
as a bad risk, but as a total loss.
"Mebbo you t'luk yoti've been a spen'
t'rif all dese year."
Doret took the hero of the day by
the arm and led him to the rear of tho
Btore, where he bedded him ou a pile
of flour sacks, but he had hardly re
turned to the bar when Lee came veer
ing out of the dimucss, making for the
light like a ship tacking toward a bea
con.
4
What kind *of flour is that?" he
spluttered.
"Dat's just plain w'eat flour."
"Not on your life," said the miner,
with the firmness of a great conviction.
"It's full of yeast powders. Why, it's
r'aiin* and risin' like a buckiu' boss.
I'm plumb seasick." He laid a zigzag
course for the door.
"Were you goln'?" asked Poleon.
"I'm goln' to get sometliln' for this
stomach trouble. It's fierce." He de-
ft
.. scended Juto the darkness boldly and
stepped off with confidence-tills time
too soon. Poleon heard him flounder
S* ing about, his indignant voice raised
££+.. irascibly, albeit with a note of tri
/I umph.
"Wha'd 1 teli you? You put that
step back While I was nshleep." Then,
tunc, he steered for the new saloon to
I get something for his "stomach trou
ble."
At Stnrk's he found a large crowd
the
There's too many new people coming
In for all to be honest."
'They'd better be." said Lee ag
gressively. "We ain't got no room for
stealers. Why, I had a hand in makin'
the bylaws of this'camp myself, 'long
with John Gale, and they sttp'lates
that any person caught robbln' a cache
is to bo publicly whipped In front of
the tradin' post then, If It's winter
time, lie's to be turned loose on the Ice
barefooted, or, if It's summer, he's to
be set adrift on a log -with bis shirt
off."
Either would mean certain death,"
said a stranger—"frost in winter, mo&
qultocs in summer!"
"That's all right," another bystander
declared. "A man's life depends on
his grub up here, and I'd le In favor of
enforcing that punishment to the let
ter.'
"All the same, I take no chances,"
said Stark. "There's too many stran
gers here. Just to show you how' I
stand, I've put Rutmion on guard over
my pile of stuff, and I'll be glad when
it's under cover. It isn't the severity
of punishment that keeps a man from
going wrong it's the certainty of it.'
"Well, he'd sure get It, and get it
proper, in this camp," declared Lee,
and at that moment, as if his words
had been a challenge, the flaps of tho
great tent were thrust aside, and Run
nlon half led, half threw a man into
the open space before the bar.
"Let's have a look at you," he pant
ed. "Well, if It ain't a nigger!"
"What's up?" cried the men crowd
ing about the prisoner, who crouched,
terror stricken, In the trampled mud
and moss, while those playing roulette
and "bank" left the tables, followed
by the dealers.
"He's a thief," said Itunnion, mop
ping the sweat from his brow. "I
caught him after your grub pile, Stark.
He dropped a crate of hams when I
came upon him aud tried to run, but I
dropped him." A trickle of blood
from the negro's head showed how he
had been felled.
"Why didn't yon shoot?' growled
Stark angrily, at which the negro half
arose and broke into excited denials
of his guilt, rtunnloii kicked him sav
agely, while tho crowd murmured ap
proval.
"Le" me sec him," said Lee, elbow
ing his way through tho others. Fix
ing his one eye upon the wretch, he
spoke impressively.
"You're tho first downright thief I
ever seen. \Va3 you hungry?"
"Xo he's got plenty," answered one
of the tenderfoot. "He's got a bigger
outfit than I have."
"Then I reckon it's a divine manifes
tation," said "No Creek" Leo tearfully.
"This black party is goin' to furnish
an example as will elevate tho moral
tone of otir community lor a year."
"What y'all aim to do?" whined the
thief.
"We're goln' to try you," announced
the one eyed miner, "and if you're
found guilty, as you certainly are goin'
to be, you'll be flogged, after which
perdicament you'll have a nice ride
downstream on a saw log without
your laundry." V'r'rii: "a
"But the mosquitoes"— s&lSy
"Top bad you didn't llilnk of tliein
before. Lei's get at this, boys, and
have It over with."
A miners' meeting was called 011 the
spot aud a messenger sent hurrying
to tho post for the book in which was
recorded the laws of tho men who had
made the camp. The crowd was de
termined that this should be done le
gally and a3 prescribed by ancient cus
tom up and down the river. There
was no defense for the culprit, and he
ottered none, being too seared to do
more than plead. The proceedings
were quiet and grim and were well
uigli over when Lieutenant Burreil
walked into the saloon. He had been
in his quarters all day. lighting a light
with himself, and in the late evening,
rebelling against his war with his con
science, ho had sallied out and, draiini
by. the crowd In Stark's place, had cn.
tcrcd.
A man replied to his whispered ques
tion, giving liini the story, for the
meeting was under Lee's domination,
and the miners maintained an orderly
and businesslike procedure. The mat
ter of fact, relentless expedition of .the
flITair shockcd Burreil IncxprcsgjiUj^
!ind, seeing I'oleon and Gale near by, J}e.
edged toward them, thinking that they
surely coifld uot be In sympathy with
this barbarous procedure.
"You don't understand, lieutenant,"
said Gale In a low voice. "This nigger
is thief!"
"Gentlemen." announced Burreil,
standing near tho ashen gray wretch
and facing the tentl'ul of men, "this
man Is a thief, but you can't kill him!"
incurable.
new men, who welcomed him
into his own at last and was heartily, plying him with countless
a hero, for the story of his Questions and harkiug to his maudlin
long ill luck was common tales of this new country which to him
gossip now, and men praised him for
his courage. He had never been prais
ed for anything before aud was un
certain just how to take it.
"Sny, are these people klddin' me?"
he inquired confidentially of Toleon.
"W'y? Wat you mean?"
"Weil, there's a feller makln* a
speech about me down by the land
In'."
"W'nt he say?"
"It ain't notbin' to figfct over. He
says I'm another Dan'l Boom, leadin*
the march of empire westward. Cer
tainly sounds good, but is It on the
level
"Waal, I guess so," admitted Poleon.
was old. Ho had followed the muddy
river from Crater hike to the delta,
searching tile bars aud creek beds in a
tireless quest till he knew each stream
and tributary, and.'like Gain, he had
lived these many years ahead of tho
law, where each man was. his own
court of appeals and wlioro crime was
unknown.
*'Oh, there's lots of countries worse'n
this," I10 declared. "V/e may not be
very lijn'soiue to the naked eye, and
wo may not wear our Immlk'cLilefs in
our shirt cuffs, but there ain't no wld
ders and orphans doln' our washin',
and a man can walk away from his
house, stay a month and Dnd it thero
when he comes back."
"Those days are past," said Stark.
Stark, leaned across the bar, his
eyes blazing, and touched the lieuten
ant on the shoulder.
"Do you mean to take a hand In all
of my affairs?"
"This Isn't your affair. It's mine,"
said tho officer. "Tills is what I was
sent here for. and it's my particular
business. You seem to have overlook
ed that Important l'act."
"He stole my stuff, and he'll take bis
medicine."
"I say he won't!"
l"or the second lime in their brief
acquaintance these two men- looked
fair Into each other's eyes. Few men
had dared to kU at S:nrU thus anS'
live, for when a ufan lias once shed
the blood of hi.) liik.w -,t mania ob
gesses.jihu, a uUeuse oUtaius that ls
Jr
*!r%t
nl*d
He laid his hand upon the negro nnd
made for the door, with face set and.
i\vc3 watchful and alert, knowing that
hair's weight might shift the bal-i
Alice and cause these men to rive him
iike wolves.
Loe's indignation at this miscarriage
of justice had him so by the throat &Q
to strangle expostulation for a mo
Dient till he saw the soldier actually
bearing off his quarry.
"Stop that!" he bellowed. "To h—I
with your law! We're goln' nccordin'
to our own!" An ominous echo arose,*
and in the midst of it the miner In his
blind fury, forgetting this exalted posi
tion, took a step too near the edge of
the bar and fell off iuto the body of
the meeting. With him fell the dig
nity of the assemblage. Some one
laughed, another took It up, the nerv
ous tension broke, and a man cried
The soldier Is right! You can't
blame a dinge for stealing!" And an
other: "Sure! Hogs and chickens ure
legitimate prey!"
Lee was helped back to his stand
and culled for order, but the crowd
poked fun at liim and begau moving
about restlessly till some one shouted
a motion to adjourn nnd there arose a
chorus of seconders.
As Poleon and Gale walked home the
Frenchman said, "Dat was nervy t'ing
to do."
The trader made no answer, and the
other continued, "Stark Is goin' for
kill 'im sure."
It's a cinch," agreed Gale, "unless
somebody gets Stark first."
When they were come to his door the
trader paused and, looking back over
tho glowing tents and up at tho star
sprinkled heavens, remarked, as if con-,
eluding some train of thought, "If that
boy has got the nerve to take a nigger
thief out of a miners' meeting and hold
him against this whole town ho
wouldn't hesitate much at taking a
white man, would ho?"
"Waal," hesitated the other, "mebbo
dat would depen' 011 de crime."
"Suppose It was—murder?"
"Ha! We ain' got no men lak dat
in Flambeau."
They said good night, and the old
man entered his house to find Alluna
waiting for him.
Burreil took his prisoner to the bar
racks. where he placed him under
guard, giving instructions to hold him
at any cost, not knowing what wild
and reckless humor the.new citizens of
Flambeau might develop during the
night, for it is men who have always
lived with the halter of the law tight
upon their nocks who run wildest
when It Is removed.
After he had taken every precaution
he went out iuto tlie night again and
fought v.-Uh himself as he had fought
all t':.it day and all the night before—
In fact, over since old Thomas had
come to him after leaving Neeia and
lmd so cunningly shaped his talk that
Burreil never suspected Ills object un
til he perceived his position in such a
clear light that the young man looked
back upon his work with startled eyes.
Tho corporal had spoken garrulously
of his officer's family, of their pride
and of their love for his profession
had dwelt enthusiastically upon the
lieutenant's future and the length he
was sure to go and finally drifted Into
the same story he had told N'ecla. Bur
reil at last soused the meaning of tho
crafty old soldier's strategy aud dis
missed him, but uot before his work
had been accomplished.
When Burreil drove Ills reason with
firm hands he saw but one course lo
follow, but when his mind went slack
for a moment the old desire to have
her returned more strongly than ever,
and he heard voices arguing, pleading,
persuading. She was the equal of any
woman In he world, they said, in
mind, in purity nnd In innocence. lie
hated himself for hesitating, lie railed
at his own indecision, and then when
he had Justified his love and persuaded
himself that he was right In seeking
this union there would rise again the
picture of his people, their chagrin and
what would result from such a mar
riage.
He had wandered far during tills de
bate, clear past the town and out
1
"LcPs have a look at ynv." he jmntctl.
through the Indian village, but now
that he believed lie had come to an
understanding with himself he turned
back toward his quarters. He knew
it would be hard to give her up, but
he'had irrevocably decided, and his
path began to unfold itself so clear
ifipd. straight that lie marveled how he
cov.Ul have failed to see It. He was
glad he had conquered, although the
pain was still sharp. He felt a better
man for it, and. wrapped lu this com
placent optimism, he passed close by
the front of the trader's store, where
Ncda had crept to be alone with her
misery.
Burreil had almost passed her when
lie was startled by the sound of his
name breathed softly then, to his
amazement, he saw her^couie forth
like a spirit into the silver sheen.
"Necia," he cried, "what are you do
ing here at this hour?" She looked up,
at him sadly. He saw that her checks
wore wet, aud something inside him
snapped and broke. Without a word
he took her in his arms, meeting her
lips in a long kiss, while she, trem-.
bilug with the joy of his strong em
brace. drew closer and closer and rest
ed her body wearily against his.
"""Little girl, little girl!'* bo whispered
over and over, hi tone conveying every
shade of sympathy, love and
stnndlrg she had craved.
what had made hvr E«d. a she knew
that he knew. There was no need for
words. The anguish of this long day ^an
r*
Ml yhet^ed the ed£e of their desire, Hplsoe^ ,.
they were too ueeply, too utterly
The two men battled with their eyes the ecstasy of meeting to care
lor an opening. .Lee and the others f°r speech.
mastered their surprise at the Inter
ruption mid tiien begau to babble un
til Durrell turned from the gambler
and threw up his arm for silence.
There's 110 use arguing," he told
the mob. "You can't do It. I'll hold
him till the next boat comes then I'll
-end him down river to St. Michael's."
"Your Hps cling so that I can't get
free," sighed the girl at last
"You never shall." he whispered.
But when she smiled up .at him pite
ousty. her eyes swimming, and said, "I
must," he wrenched himself away and
let her go.
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JTO BK CONTWUTO.y
Bluno.crs cf tho Types.
Ever since the introduction of type
setting errors, weird or comical, have
emanated from printers* oliices. The
mistakes are uot always to be shoul
dered on to the compositor, for bad
handwritiu? must be taken into ac
count. Hero* ate a few Instances of
actual blunders collected by a proof
reader In the course of hla dally work:
"Ills blushin bride" wns transform
'ed into "'his blustering bride."
A major was slated'to have "served
with destruction in the army." The
writer thought he used the word "dis
tinction.".
"Tho Galley I Love" was the"deserlp
tion of a picture entitled "The Galley
Slave."
Speaking (.f theatrical folk, a critic
wrote that "nearly all have husbands
or wives." The paragraph printed
read "hundreds of v»ives.#*
"Thoy-sailed for three days around
the cape and finally slaughtered a
small Italian" should lmvfe been
"sighted a small island."
One more in conclusion. "He takes
delight in talking on iiis family shame"
was a shameful thing to say when
"favorite theme" was meant, -v-----,-*
A Three 'Legged Bison?A
In 1SA7 Small Eyas, a lllackfoot who
had come down from the north and
joined the Arapahoes and lived with
them, told Black Kettle, a Cheyenne In
George Bent's lodge, about having
killed, between the Cimarron and
Beaver creek, a tributary of the north
fork of the Canadian, buffalo bull
which had only one hind leg. Accord
ing to Small Eyes' story, it did not ap
pear that ths bull had lost one of Its
lilnd legs, but rather that It never had
had more than one. The hind leg was
very large, seemed to be i:i the mid
dle of the bedy instead of at one side,
and there was no sign of any missing
log. It looked as if the two hind legs
which the buffalo ordinarily has had
In some way fused together.
The war party with which Small
Eyes was traveling was passing along
near a hollow when the bull oame up
out of it, and some of the men ran
ahead, got arouud it and shot it with
a gun. It was not able to run fast,
but rather hobbled along.—Lorest and
Stream. #4
IvV $
Saved by a Photograph.
A very remarkable incident occurred
at Bio de Janeiro.
A passenger 011 board one of the
large liners took a photograph of the
harbor. It included a small yacht
which had "sailed lu the morning with
two men in her, but returned In the
evening with one only. The survivor
said his companion had fallen over
board, but his statement was not be
lieved. He was tried and sentenced to
death. The matter had by this time
come to the ears of the photographer,
who remembered that the picture had
been taken on the day of the "crime"
(or accident) and that the scene em
braced a yacht. On examiniug the
print more carefully he noticed a. small
speck on the sail and in order to. de
termine what it was had an enlarge
ment made. It proved to be the figure
of a man falling. It was shown to the
authorities at once, nnd the condemned
man was released.
^•0 IS Dropsic&t Oy ters „jJ|
With a sneer the oyster opener point
ed to a brownish smear upon a„saaale
Bock shell.
"Some fool," said he, "has been try
ing to fatten up a batch of Saddle
Uoeks with cornmeal. You might as
well try to invigorate flowers with
cumed beef hash. But it is a common
error to believe that cornmeal or oat
meal will fatten oysters. 1 continually
find oysters with their shells stained
with those grains. It makes me laugh.
As a matter of fact, there is no such
thing as fattening oysters. All you can
do is swell theiu up with water, pre"
clsely the same as water swells a
.-:pc»nge. You put them In fresh water,
which, being less dense than the soft
they are accustomed to, by the princi
ple of osmosis penetrates and distends
their tissues—gives them, as you might
say, dropsy. -For my part, I don't like
fattened oysters."—New Orleaus Times
Democrat.
For a Bride's Dowry.
There Is a very pretty custom In.
some of the northern parts of Europe.
There the white poplar In good soil
Increases a shilling In value every
year. The trees are generally cut down
at the age of twenty years, as they
are then supposed to have attained
their full growth. When a, daughter is
born in the family of a well to do
farmer the father as soon as the sea
son permits plants a thousand young
trees, and these are to constitute the
dowry of the maiden, "which grow as
she grows and Increases in height and
value as her virtues and beauty in
crease."
«. i-y VtZU*
Out to Work.
"What society needs is a clearing
house."
"What do you mean?"
"I wish 1 didn't have to go to the
Van Squawks' ball uext week. Th#
Van Squawks whii they didn't have
to ask me. Why can't we exchange
certificates and call the thing even?'\
—Kansas City Journal.
v.
Wily He Barked.
£'wlthess ill nn Irl.di couri talked' so
loud that Chark'. Philip,5. wn- was
counsel ou# the other side. ::.i!d. "Fel
low, why do you b-'.rk so finiou.iy
"Because." said the num. looking
hard at linllps, "I think I see thief!"
Retribution. ?•/*,
Tomtnv—I'op. what rctrihutlbii?
Tommvs Iw—IiCirlhuiicn. my ron. Is
something that v.e are sure will even
tually overtake either people.—Phila
delphia r.e' erO.
Every Mcrning.
Paul, at the ape of 'ur. wan asked
one mornl. by hi. papa. "What Is the
name of the first meal of the day?"
'"Out meal," responded little Paul
promptly.—Exchaii'/.e.
An Enigma.
Tommy—Say, papa, I wish you would
tell me something. .Papa—Well, what
Is It? Tommy—When you wore a little
boy, who was my papa?—Chicago
News.
Of course f.-eryltod.v likes and re
spects self made men. It Is a great
deal better to be made in that way
uot t0
be? made at all.—O.
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The Wrong Horse.
Bridget- had been In America only a
few months, but she believed in the
principle of pretending to kuow what
she ought to know. She had been en
gaged a.? laundry ra-l in a small family
of well to do people. When asked
she understand all the details of her
work she unhesitatingly 1 spiled. "Sure
I do, ma'am."
Iler mistri'SK was not quite satisfied,
however, and while .!ie wan busy with
her lirst washing looked in upon her.
Bridget seemed be doln all light,
aud she left without offering sugges-
Ions.
Next morning the ironing was 1u or
der. and Bridget was hard at It when
her mistress looked In to say, "As you
get the dothes Ironed, just throw them
over the horse."
"All right, ma'am." the busy laundry
ghi replied without stopping to raise
her eyes from her work in hand.
The laundry room was located in an
outhouse adjoining the barn., and occa
sionally tho neighing of the family
horse and the merry voice of Bridget
resounded throughout the house.
Returning to the laundry house a
couple of hours later, the lady could
scarcely believe her eyes nor restrain
her mirth when she beheld the fam
ily horse, standing patiently beside
Bridget, loaded down with newly
ironod sheets, pillowcase's, tablecloths
and lace trimmed waists and skirts.
With an anxious look 011 her honest
face Bridget observed. "I'm glad
rnn'vo come, ma'am, for I'll have to
have another horse."
Working Too Hard.
The owner of the farm had been en
joying himself at the county fair, whik
Ids hardworking* wife stayed at home
to see that the farm suffered no loss
la his absence.
"Well, Sarah," said the owner upon
his return, "I'm about all tired out. Is
the cows In the barn?"
"Yes long since," replied Ills wife,
barely looking up from the task then
in hand.
"Is the bosses uuharnessed an* fed?"
"Yes."
"Chickens locked "up?1
"Yes."
"Wood chopped for mornln'
"Yes."
"Wagon heel mended an' reqdy
start in th' mornin'?"
"Yes."
"Well, then," concluded the exhaust
ed owner, with a sigh of relief, "let me
have my supper. I'm goin' to' turn In,
Farmln's begiunin't' tell on me."—New
York Herald.
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The Popular Coral.
The dealer held up two strings of
coral. They were of equal size, but one
was dark and dull In hue, the other
beautifully pink and translucent.
"The dark one," ho said, "Is worth
r0 cents the pink one is worth $500.
That is what makes ooral po popular.
It suits all pocketbooks. All over the
world It goes. These strings of rough,
uncut beads jire for the dead of India
They are put round the necks of the
bodies about to be burned In the ghats,
These large and blood red beads go
to Africa. They are much liked by
the natives, whose dark skins they
perfectly suit. Here are a lot of coral
hands with lingers extended In a
tho gesture that wards off the evil eye.
The coral' hands are for Italy, wherd
the belief in their efficacy is wide
spread.*'—Buffalo Express.
He Would Return.
Marlow was three years old. One
day his'mother said to him, "Now,
Marlow, you may go outdoors to play
for awhile, hut if I see you crossing
the street to play with that naughty
little boy Willie luir a#Un I'll give
you a hard, hard spunking."
Half an hour later the mother looked
out after her boy and saw him playing
with Willie Burr. She raised the win
dow and called with forced gentleness:
"Marlow, come here to me!'*
Marlow came, but as he did so he
turned to his companion and said:
"You stay wight here, Willie. I'm
doin' in to det spanked. I'll be wight
back."—Delineator.
Catching Rats.
The best way to catch rats is to put
any animal substance, well perfumed
with ii of rhodium, into a trap. This
induces them to enter readily aud even
draws them from a considerable dis
tance, as they are extremely partial to
this oil. An ounce of oil of rhodium
will cost you DO cents. Catnip to a cat
Is nothing like rhodium to a rat. Oil
«f rhodium is made from a species of
bindweed and is used in perfumery.—
New York Press.
N
The Wrong Shoulder.
In a timber yard two workmen were
carrying a large piece oi wuuu wue»
the manager, who happened to come
up at the time, accosted one of them.
".Toe," said he, "you've got that batten
upon the wrong shoulder."
"I kuow that," was the ready reply.
"It should be upon yours!"—Londofc
Scraps.
Extending Zone.
"Teacher says," exclaimed the preco
cious child, "that we live in the tem
perate zone."
"Yes." answered Colonel Stilwell,
"and if these Prohibitionists keep go
ing It II be worse than that."—Wash
ington Star.
Worrying.
Worrying .Is one of ttie greatest
drawbacks to happiness. Most of It
can uu avoided if we only determine
not tq let trifles annoy us, for the
largest amount of worryiug is caused
Sy the smallest trifles.
Let Mm who has bestowed a benefit
he silent. Let bim who received it tell
*f It.--Seneca.
Phenomena of Heredity.-
It is one of the phenomena of hered
ity that a boy wants to be what his
father was—If a shoemaker, then a
shoemaker if an ironworker, then an
ironworker if an artisan of any line,
then an artisan in that line—and the
father and mother who Ifave come to
hate the smell of leather or the grime
of the smithy, the oil waste of the ma
chine or the sweat of downright hard
work cajole' or coerce that boy Into
something that Is genteelly dull or
respectably stupid and kill the germ
that would have produced the manu
facturer, the mechanical engineer of
the capitalist.—Philadelphia Telegraph.
Then She Missed It.
Wiggs—Poor old soul! She doesn't
believe as mucU iu the ulik'ftcy of pray
er as she did. AVaggs—Vou surprise
rae. She bus always beeu so extreme
ly religious. Wlggs—Yes, but tUe oth
er day she got reudy to go into the
city, aud then she discovered that she
had only ten minutes in which to
catch the train. So she knelt down be
fore she started and for live minutes
prayed fervonlly that she might catch
It.—Calbollc Standard and Times.
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DELAWARE COUNTY
Abstract Go.
NCHC8TCR (OftA.
ABSTRACTS,
REAL ESTATE, J,
.LOANS AND
•CONVEYANCING
Office In First N iiit nai
Bank fjuiltln 3^,
Orders by mnil will reeiev
attention.
We liave complete
records nf Delaivme Cunnt\
A well improved residence pro
pertv with two acres of land for
sale at a bargain. Two blocks from
Fair Grounds. Inquire of Bronson
Carr & sons, Manchester, Iowa.
Dakota
Lands,
in Brown and McPher
son counties, South Da
kota, are .choice invest
ments.
VPH
IU®
I
Everyone has made mon
ey who has invested in
these lands.
For prices and descrip
tions address the under
signed at Aberdeen, South
Dakota
H. 0. Harris.
itMOtii
^HtfywWBMP
ENNJS BOGGS,
MANAGER
ft.
A
r.
GUY HEWS STAND
Just Received
New Stock Papeieries.
We are headquarters for every
thing in
Stationery,
Writing Tablets, JP
Envelopes,
Pencils, Pen Holders,
Ink, Mucilage.
We carry in stock at all tima
the largest line of Post Card Al
bums and Souvenir Post Cards
ia Delaware county.
WM
Geo. W, Webber.
'P
Phone 443.

House for Sale.
hp
®s
Hitch Stables
Feed, Sale and Boarding
Barn.
Blankets and Plush Robes
at cost.
Harness, Whips, Etc.
always on hand.
WILL MCKERSON, Manager,
200 Main St. Manchester
Her Sympathy.
Little Margaret was enduring
a
Now*s the time to take Rocky
Mountain Tea. It drives out the
germs of winter, builds up the stom
ach, kidneys and liver. The most
wonderful spring tonic to nvake peo
ple well. You'll be surprised with re
sults. 35c, Tea or Tablets.—R. A
60 TEAR8'
EXPEDIENCE
PATENTS
I lUK InMKI
OlSIQNS
COPTIUOHTS SLC
•outfroe. Oldest aaencjrforeecuiioffpatenu.
Patents taken through Monti Jc Co. rec
tpeelal iiotiu,
(•uietu
of fill
without cbanrc. In
MM
Scientific American.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Iii
culatlon of an7 scientific journal. Perms, $8
lo journal. 1
yenr four months. 91* 80M t»j vewsdealeiv.
VUKE&lBlfet
Greateat spring tonic, drives out
aH impurities. Makes the blood rich.
Fills you with warm, tingling lite.
Most reliable spring regulator. That's
Holllster^ Rocky Mountain Tea. 35c,
Tea or TTablets.—R. A. Denton.
^FOR SALE.
200 acres of
CHOICE FARM LAND,,
within seven miles of Mankester
at $60.00 per acre. Easy terms.
One half of this years crop can
with place.
For particulars apply to
Bronson, Carr & Sons,
19tf Manchester, Iowa.
HOLLISTER'S
Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets
A Buy Medic ir for Bsijr People.
Bring! Qoldes Hi' 'i ud Beneved Vigor.
A specific for Con Tfttion* Indigestion, Live
•ud Kidney Trouble? Pimples. Eczema, Impur
Blood, Bad Breath, aegiBh Bowels, Headacht
and Backache. It's' ocky Mountain Tea In tab
let form, cents box. Genuine made bj
HOLUSTER85RDO PANT, Madison, Wis.
QOLDEFI HUGGHT FOR SALLOW PEOPLE
4!-8t
It coaxes back that well feeling,
healthy look, puts the sap of life in
your system, protects you from di
sease. Holllster'a Rocky Mountain
Tea has no equal EB a spring tonic
tor the whole family. 35c, Tea or
Tablets.—R. A. Denton.
FOR SALE.
120 acres of land, 75 acres in culti
vation and in all there can be 90
acres in cultivation, has 2 acres of
fruit trees, and this land is a clay
soil and raises the best corn, oats,
barley and clover, and lies 8 miles
from town, one and one-half mile to
church and one mile to school has
a fair house, good barn, with a lean
tc it, which holds 30 head of cattle,
and a granary and other out build
ings, cisterns and ponds with plenty
of water, all fenced and cross fenced
and has 160 rods of hog wire fence
and can be bought for $31.00 per
acre. This is a very nice piece of
land and a bargain fqr any one.
Also have several good bargains in
land ranging from .80 acres at $20.00
120 acres at $27.50 an acre 128 ac
res at $29.00 an acre 1G0 acres at
$52.00 440 acres at $40 an acre 545
acres at $34.50 an acre. Enquire of
C. J. WARNER,
17-4
jJ
Lansing, Iowa
Live Rat in Beer Bottle.
Up In prohibition Maine there's a
living rat in a beer bottle. Wilbur
Meady of Randolph has the lurlosity.
The beer bottle has a small neck and
the rat must have crawled into it
about as soon as he could move, for al
though he ls only three inches long
now he cannot get out again. The
Kennebec Journal vouches for the
}arn.
RAILROAD
Time Cards
Manchester & Oneida hY
TIME TABLE.
Lv. Minchstlir I
time and train
Connaet
with Arrive et
No, 2
6:15 a.m
'3
There are
more McOnl I Pattftins told In the United
State* than of any other make ol pattern*. Trnsu
account of their style, accuracy and simplicity.
IllcCall'a 9InffnK!D»{The Queen of Fashion) haa
more subscribers titan any other Lfeaief Magi tine. On*
year's subscription^* numbers) com50 cent*. Latest
number,
ft
ocntd* Every subscriber gets a McCall *9Jb
tem FreOe Subscribe today.
Lady Agent* Wattled. Handsome preralpns or
ICberil cash commission. Pattern Catalogue(of ooo oa.
sfcns) and Premium Catalogue (showing 400 premiums)
««nt treo* Address
tj
[& UcCALL CO.* New York.
If you desire a. clear complexion
take Foley's Orino Laxative for can
etipation and liver trouble ,as it will
stimulate these organs and thorough
ly cleanse your system, which is what
everyone needs in the^ spriug in or
der to feel well.
GO TO THE
Alaska-Y ukon-Pacific
Exposition
At Seattle June 1 to Oct 15,1909
visit
from her boisterous cousins from tho
west. One evening after the children
said their prayers, their talk turned on
heaven. Heury, Dick and Bob wished
to know if they would go there when
they died. When an affirmative an
swer was given, little Margaret ex
claimed with heartfelt sympathy:
"Poor Dd."—Life.
/A
Tender Touch.
A man who l» rough and awkward at
everything else will show
VIA
CHICAGO
SIGREAT
WESTERN
lew
ROUTC
a
delicacy
and skill greater than any woman's
when he has to patch a ten-dollar
bill.—Atchison Globe.
Best Service "-J
and Lowest Rates
To the Greatest FairtSfSiSIP
Ever Held
Tickets at Very Low Rates on
sale every day during summer
Full Information, Booklets, etc., from the
Great Western Agent or
J. P. ELMER, Gen. Pass. Agent
Saint Paul
Tint
C. G. W, Oclwelu....
No. Si I'&ut
Mlnnexpolis
ti
12:401'.m.
I'M p.ia
K:iou vi
0,611
11 We 111
8 I
'O
Wnierloo...
Marubail'tn
Des S1r.)D»-B
KwngasCilv
NO. 4
7:15 am
U.G. W, Dubuque..
6 Chlcugo,...
9
.SO in
2:10 |i.m
ii:lo |j,m
12:47 .tn
1:45
S No,0 c. M.&St.PCttlmar
8:45 a.tn No. 22 ChttrleuCUy
Mason Pity
No.g 0. G. W. Dubuque.... 5:v0inj
4:00p.111 No. 4 CblCat,0H .. l0 M0p.tn
[r, No 3 Oeiwoio 8:25pm
Waterloo.... 4:^ma
VAS Mar«bnUtown U:25ii.m
5
leaMoines.. 8:86p.ni.
AyJtr kaunwCUy. 0:5» Htn
St Paul 9:0(1 1U
frioneapoUB, 9:85
No. 10 C.M.&St.P Montlcello.. 6:«N IU
4:45 p.tn No, 21 Marion 7:50 pru
Cedar tfaplds 8:10
nfwnpnrt..
S Daily trains*.
Daily except Sunday,
Through tickets on sale to all points.
Phone 196 for further information.
E. E. BREWER, Traffic* Manager
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
A
TIME
SSSI-
TABLE.
Main Line PtMengcr Tralna,
•VEST BOUNlv
Sol" 11:58 pm
So4t)l 11:32 pin
So & t8:loa ai
*u3 »3 lUpl»
*0*1 7:S8*l»
No yd 1:00 pm
No CS6.40
MA IV L1NB
Kasi Train..
Ttiro Kxpreug.
..Pttflt Mail..
KABT UD
UD
No2* 2:1*8 am
No40S9:41 am
No 4 8:10 pm
No 6t 10:85 a to
N«j sa /.:00 on
No.M 11:46 add
No &4 8:fi5 a til
Day Express
Ft Dod*e
Ex
Way Freight
Clipper
OttDAR RAl'lDS BhANOH.
North-Bound I bet ced&r llpds Houtb liou'iu
•Arrive—
1
unv M&ncheitcr I —-Leave
So 6.00 a.m
*0.tt2 4:45p.in
Vo.36al2:?0
...ifasuQQKar..
..tPttHsenger...
... tFrelght....
No.a*68:Uu
No.D306:10 D. ID
No.senn:i5a.m
AU abovo trains
carry passengers.
Dally i£xo«itSunday.
H. Q. PIERCE, Station Agent.
No. 5 runs to Omaha, Sioux City and
St. Paul.
No. 3 runs to Port Dodge only.
N°- 1 has connections to Omaha. Sioux
City, Sioux Falls, St Paul and Mlnne
apoils and Iso. st from same points.
£o. «i2 lias Chicago sleeper.
Dining car on trains No. 5 and 4
REV. 1. W. WILLIAMSON'S LETTER
Rev. I. W. Williamson, Huntington^.
W. Va., writes: "This is to certify
that I used Foley's Kidney Remedy
for nervous exhaustion and kidney
trouble and am free to say that it .•
will do all that you claim for' it."
Foley's Kidney Remedy has restored
health and strength to thousands of
weak, run down people. Contains
no harmful drugs and ls pleasant to
take.—Anders Philipp.
THE CHILDREN LIKE IT
KENNEDY'S LAXATIVE
COUGH SYRUP
E. E. COWLbS,
DRAY
1
Proprietor of
LINE/
Am prepared to do all kinds of work
In my line. Moving safes, musicals in
struments, household goods and- heavy
articles a specialty.
Ilesldcnce Fhane No. 285.
Many weak, nervous women have
been restored to health by Foley's
Kidney Remedy as it stimulates' the
kidneys so they will eliminate the
waste matter from the Mood. Impur
ities depress the nerves, causing ner
vous exhaustion and other ailments.
Commence today and you will sofen
be well. Pleasant to take.—Anders
& Philipp,
I
Why do you irei and grumble,
Why don't you take a tumble,
[Tie Beaoom's Picnic Pille,
rney will drive away your ills
i6m. 85 cents. Ail druggists.
Try I
If you want to feel well, look well
and be well take Foley's Kidney Rem
edy. It tones up the kidneys and
bladder, purifies the blood and re
stores health and strength. Pleas
ant to take and contains no harmful
drugs. Why not commence today?
PAINTING
All kinds of exterior and interior
painting, A specialty made of Gar
riage painting. Prices reasonable
and satisfaction guaranteed.
S. •}. |Vlaley.
Over Atkinson's Blacksmith Shop.:
Hoarseness, bronchitis and other
throat troubles are quickly cured by
Foley's Honey and Tar as it soothes
and heals the inflamed throat and
bronchial tubes and the most obsti
nate cough disappears. Insist upon
having the genuine Foley's Honey
and Tar.—Anders & Philipp.
A CARD.
This is to certify that all druggists
are authorized to refund your money
if Foley's Honey and Tar falls to
cure your cough or cold. It stops the
cough, heals the lungs and prevents
pneumonia and consumption. Con
tains no opiates. The genuine is in
a yellow package.—Anders & Phillips.
——-5S'
OSTEOPATHY TREATMENT, iii
Dr. W. A. Cole of Dubuque, oste
opath, will be at Hotel Clarence
Tuesdays and Fridays of each week.
Call or telephone for appt^otments.
15-tf.
Cherries In England.
Ti—
It ls still asserted schoclbooks
that cherrieB were introduced "to this
country by the "fruiterer" or green
grocer of Henry VIII. also that they
were not common for a hundred years
after that time. It ls a surprising
error. Mr. Thomas Wright found the
name in every on* of the A.nglo-Saxon
vocabularies which he edited. So com
mon were they, and so highly es
teemed, that the time for gathering
them became a recognized festival—
"cherry fair" or "feast"—LondonCoriK ,.,
hill Magazine.

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