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VETERINARIAN R. A. Lantz VETERINARIAN Office in rear part Calls answered of First National day or night. Bank. Phone No. 156., ___ DENTIST Dr. L. J. Oldaker DENTIST Over P. M. Christensen ... store PHONES: Residence 89 Office 39 PHYSICIANS DR. JOHN RILEY, Physician Surqeon Ofllce Phonc 53. House Phone 57 Office first door east of cvl*m |ntu Corner Drue Store, upstairs XAiror lOWD INSURANCE ailw INSURANCE Continental of N. Y. Fidelity Plienix, N. Y. Qneen of America, N. Y. Hanover, N. Y. Springfield of Mass National, Conn. Connecticut. Conn. St. Paul F. & M., Minn. German American, N. Y. Firemens' Fund, Calif. Farmers, C. R., Iowa. Security—fire, Iowa. J"-? Iowa State Ins. Co., Keo kuk, Iowa. Indiana Live Stock, Ind. *, Phone 67 Theo. Patty For Greeley Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance see Fred Wahlert Sr, Exira, Iowa Wm. L. (Hark, Hamlin, Iowa M. J. Masterson, Audubon. Have other agents in Audu bon, Gut hrie and Adair conn ties. Also Wind and Torna do Iusurance Written. Farm Loans it Lowest rates. Complete set of Abstract of Title to all lands and town lots in Audu bon County. CHARLES BAGLEY The only way to get the -k. genuine New Home Sewing Machine 13 to buy the machine with the name NEW HOME on the arm and in the legs. This machine ii warranted for all time. rt'icr like it !:er as good 718 .v./ i!3!!)8 Sewing Machine Company, ORANGE. MASS Reliable Dealer AY wiled in This Tegrvilory. 1 ,1 1 srm'»« .J* HELD IN TRUST By DWIGHT NORWOOD Sailing from London fur America my baggage was carried on board by a Kteward. Que of m.v pieces—a wicker extension case—had no mark on it. lint finding one exactly like mine I carried It to my stateroom. I had 110 occasion to look into this case till we had been out half the voy uge, or four days. When 1 did 1 met with a surprise. It was filled with articles used by a woman, idealizing that I had changed baggage with some one, I looked over the contents to dis cover a name or something by which I might return it to Its owner and get mine. Here again I met with a sur prise. found no mark, but came upon numerous little boxes containing jewels which were evidently very val uable. Here was a subject for a jot) of thinking. Had the lady placed the jewels there merely to convey them, or did thin placing them in a frail and unlocked receptacle indicate that she intended to smuggle them into America? Had they come into my possession through an error, or was I to be used as the smuggler? All the thinkiug 1 did on the matter did not solve it. The only thing I could do was to go to the pur ser and if any one notified him of the loss of a wicker extension case to let me know. The ship having been out four days and no one having reported such a loss. the inference seemed to be either that the lady, supposing that she had her own case, had not exam ined its contents or—well, -the only other supposition was that she would use me for a purpose. 1 must await developments. The trip was a pleasant one to me, for I made some agreeable acquaint ances. There were a .Mrs. Ilarbeson and her daughter aboard, who sat a great deal on deck. A gentleman who was with them at times 1 met In the smoking room. We fell to talking one day about the run of the ship and thus became acquainted. Passing the ladies I have mentioned while he was with them, he made a remark to me which led to an introduction to his friends. The mother was quite cor dial, but the daughter seemed a trifle ill at ease. However, since she was a pretty girl I labored to make myself entertaining and succeeded in doing away somewhat with her embarrass ment or whatever it might be. I was too circumspect to say a word to any one about my find. 1 left the jewels where they were in the case, which I shoved under my berth. Not knowing what trouble I might get into in the matter, I preferred, if accused, to be able to take any position that might be for the best. But my inten tion was to tell the truth. The day before reaching port I con cluded that I must take some action with reference to the goods, which I did not doubt had either been stolen or were to be smuggled, or both, and, going to my stateroom and locking the door. I pulled out the extension case and lifted the top. What was my astonishment to see that it contained my own belongings and did not con tain any other property. There was a mystery indeed. How the jewels came into my possession I did not know how they left me I did not know. Hut it was evident that two exchanges had been made, and, the second one having been purposely accomplished, it was evident that some game was going on. But it seemed to me now that 1 should never receive an explanation of the incident. Neverthe less 1 felt relieved that the property had passed out of my possession. In deed, 1 had about made up my mind before leaving the ship to turn it over to the purser. The Harbesons, Mr. Etheridge. the man who introduced me to them, and 1 all made rapid progress in becoming Intimate and before reaching port agreed that we should meet on the evening of our arrival for dinner at a certain uptown restaurant. We bid each oUier goodby at the dock at noon, Hnd at 7, attired in dinner costume, I met my friends in a private dining room. I was received cordially, espe cially by the ladies, and after getting warmed up with wine Mrs. Harbeson said to me: "I have something to tell you pro vided you will promise to take no ad vantage of it" I looked at her sharply. It struck me at once that she knew something about my Olid on shipboard. I made the required promise. "My daughter and I," said the lady, "have done a good deal of smuggling, not for profit, but to save money on what we bring from abroad. We stop ped at the same hotel as you in Lon don. Believing that we were suspect ed by a detective on the other side and having some $20,000 worth of jewels to get through the New York customs house free of duty, we were at our wits' end. "My daughter, passing along a cor ridor, heard you order your baggage taken to the steamer. You left your room unlocked. She went in and saw your wicker case. We had its dupli cate. She put the jewels in ours, car ried it to your room and took yours away. "On the ship we asked Mr. Etheridge to bring you and introduce you that we might the better keep track of one who held our property in trust, and it was he who made the second exchange. Having batiled the detective on the oth er side, we knew how to fool the cus toms men in New York." da-* BODY'S S!XTH OCEAN TRIP. Strange Eventi Have Kept D^ad Wo man Traveling Back and Forth. London.—The strange story of an Upon arriving at New York, how ever, she found awaiting her a letter to the effect that the controllers of the cemetery were prepared to reduce the price of a grave, whereupon she and her husband forthwith returned with the body to Breslau. There fresh differences of opinion arose, and, as there appeared to be no chance of agreement, the mother's body once more was transported to New York. Shortly after this the daughter and her husband became tired of the land of their adoption and made up their minds to repatriate themselves in Ger many. Accordingly they packed up their personal belongings and, with the body of the mother, once more ap peared in Breslau. Meanwhile the difficulty with the proprietors of the ce«netery was composed, and at last the much traveled »body was consigned to the tomb. But even now it is not to be left in peace The restless couple decided that after all the new world was better than the old and resolved to recross the Atlantic once more, tak ing with them the body of the mother. But the cemetery authorities refused to surrender the body, so the daughter took the case before the law courts. The first decision given was against her, but now, on appeal, she has ob tained an order that her mother's body be delivered to hsr. Some English! From a Japanese guide book for English tourists comes this alluring description: "In Hakoue draft of pure air sus pends no poisonous mixture and al ways cleanses the defilement of our spirit During the winter the coldness robs up all pleasures from our hands, but at the summer month they are set free. Moonlight on the sky shivers tjuartzy luster over ripples of the lake. The cuckoo singing near by plays on a harp, and the far viewing of light shaded mountains may be joyfully looked at through wide unobstructed space of the sea."—Woman's Home Companion. London's Once Fashionable Church. St James', Piccadilly, once the most fashionable church in London, was built mainly at the expense of Henry Jermyn, the earl of St. Albans, who gave his name to neighboring .lerin.vn street and probably married Queen Henrietta Maria, the widow of Charles I It Is hideous externally, but the in terior, for which alone Wren was real ly responsible, is considered one of the great architect's masterpieces. Few parishes have had so many distinguish ed rectors, among thetn being several archbishops and bishops and Dr. Sam uel Clarke, the eccentric divine, who took his daily exercise by jumping over chairs and tables.—Westminster Ga zette. Pitt as a Talker. ,r •?.::•.•• r\ .• UJ- buried body which is about to start oil its sixth trip across the Atlantic is told by the Daly Telegraph's Berlin correspondent. A woman died ill the United States last summer, iter new ly married daugliLer and her son-in law determined to inter the body in the mother's native place, Breslau. Tile cemetery authorities there demanded $1,U00 lor bur.al in tlie family vault, and, regarding the charge exorbitant, the daughter decided to take the body back to America. 1 Who set the fashion in the house of commons of long speeches? it was the elder I'itt. or whom Lord Brougham said: "He was prolix in the whole texture ot his discourse, and he was certainly the tirst who introduced into our senate the practice, adopted in the American war by Mr Burke and con tinued by others, ot long speeches speeches of two and three hours—by which oratory has gained little and business less." Pitt's ability amount ed to a vice. He himself confessed that he did not like to take part in a debate when he had an important state secret on his mind, "for when once I am up everything that is in my mind must come out"—London Spectator. Types of Female Beauty. In northern Europe, among the Teu tonic races, there are distinct types of beauty to be met with in Sweden. Po land. Saxony and Austria. The Swed ish type, however, lacks animation, but the mold and figure to some extent atone for this, says the London Globe. The Austrian women possess a com posite beauty in which are united the charms of three or four races Vienna ladles are tall and stately, with great harmony and proportion in feature and figure. The Tyrolese maiden often lacks a good figure, but her face and manner possess all that is most be witching in the two races of which she Is composed. Latin and Germanic. Fashions In Diseases. There are curious fashions in dis eases. How a doctor would stare at a patient who complained of the eight eenth century megrims! And from Dorothy Osborne's letters it is evident that the spleen was the favoHte seat of malady then. If you didn't feel well it was the fault of your spleen. Today, 1 suppose, there are few men or women who could point to the spot of their spleen or tell what it does or doesn't do. There was a tremendous run on appendicitis some years ago, but the most famous operator for that malady —after he had retired from practice—announced that the operation is usually supertluous.—Londcu Chron icle. -. T" tr -y l,-4 ..A JT v*' A GHOST PILOT By WILLIAM CHANDLER Tom Singleton, to use a homely ex pression. was a boating inebriate. He spent all his vacations on Casco bay. on the -Maine coast. There is some thing more in that bay than handling a boat, and that is handling what the boat is liable to bring up against. Tin waters are literally full of rocks. Tom early fell in with a fisherman named Wilkins—Captain Wilkins he was called, as all men who sail their own boats in that region are—who took a fancy to the youngster because they both loved the water. Wilkins usually went out after dark, set his nets and returned about sunrise the next morning. Tom was so in love with the water that he would go out with the captain one or two nights ta the week. That's what made the cap tain love Tom. Both were awed by the solemn grandeur of the starry dome above them. Both loved the mystical moonlight—so Tom named it—and when they got caught in a rising wind and all was black about and above them, if there was not a pleasure in it, there was a pleasure in getting ashore and in the memory of it But there was one weather condition that appalled Tom, and it was this that caused him to confine his excur sions alone to short sails in fair weath er—he dreaded a fog. And why shouldn't he? Often when the snn shone brightly on a partly sub merged rock and the foam of a gigan tic wave breaking over it he would exclaim, "Just think of running on to that of a dark night or in a fog!" And the captain would say. "I've been sail ing in this bay for thirty years in dark nights, in foggy nights, in all kinds of nights, and I never struck one of 'em yet" "How do you do it?" One day whenjthe two were sailing together Tom said that so long as he lived he would spend his vacations on Casco bay and if he grew rich he would spend the whole of each season there. "I won't be with you when you're running your own yacht. Tommy," said the captain, "but if you ever get in a bad fix I'll help you out." "What! After you're dead?" "No one dies. We simply change conditions: we don't need legs and boats and such like." When the mackerel became so scarce that it didn't pay the captain to go out nights he and Tom would cruise about among the beautiful islands of the bay, living aboard the boat They had butterfish for breakfast, cod or lobster or clams for dinner and mack erel for supper And as for sleeping when at anchor in a cove, with the wavelets soothing them to slumber against the sides of the boat, they kept awake only because it was so delight ful. Well, the day came when Tom Sin gleton was able to keep a small yacht of his own and spend the greater part of the summer cruising in her. He took her to Casco bay—he owned a cottage on Bailey's Island—and enjoy ed sailing to his heart's content. But. though he knew a great deal more about navigating a boat than when a youngster, he was not up to the rocky bottom of Casco bay. More over. he didn't have Captain Wilkins to rely on. for the captain's old hulk was buried in the cemetery on the highest part of Orr's island, where one can see the ocean in many different parts. So Singleton was obliged to sail his own boat, confining himself to fair weather. But if the yachtsman could tell about what the weather would be he couldn't predict freedom from fog. The coast of Maine is nearly as bad for fogs as the banks of Newfoundland. They come suddenly, and sometimes they stay a loug while. One bright morning Siugleton start ed with his wife and children and a few friends from Bailey's island for Papham beach. They had made the voyage outward and were returning past Seguiu light when a fog bank came rolling in from the eastward and enveloped them. Singleton could steer only by compass, and what is com pass steering on the coast of Maine? The fog was heavy and promised to be of loug duration. Tom heard a swish of waters to port, He knew the sound and steered just in time to avoid one of the big sub merged rocks of that part of the bay. The party passed a couple of hours in terror then it began to grow dark. I The women and children were most ly in the cabin or on the forward deck. Tom had the tiller. He began to feel a resistance when he turned it, and. this continuing, he yielded to the force. He heard waters surging to port and starboard, but seemed to pass, by some unseen seamanship, between or around all dangers. He let go the tiller, and it moved not by the waves, but appar ently by the unseen force. What was Tom's astonishment at last to find himself in the narrow crooked gut between Orr's and Bai ley's islands and going through safely! When lie got out into the sound the fog suddenly vanished and he was enabled I to steer for the dock. No one can convince Tom Singleton that a spirit hand was not on the tiller during that perilous voyage. And he remembers Captain Wilkins' words: "If you ever get in a bad fix I'll help you out." A GoMest 1 "I dunno. Reckon I do it as you git out of bed in the middle of the night and go downstairs for drink of wa ter or something, without a light." ou VITAL FORCE' Disease, germs are on every hand. They are in the very air we breathe. A system "run down" is a prey for them. One must have vital force to withstand them. Vital force depends on digestion—on whether or not food nourishes—on the quality of blood coursing through the body. DR. PIERCE9© Medical Strengthens the weak stomach. Gives good digestion. Enlivens the sluggish liver. Feeds the starved nerve3. Again full health and strength return. A general upbuilding enables the heart to pump like an engine running in oil. The vital force is once more established to full power. 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