The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 9, 1891 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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vJU AWTHORfi OOTOHOHt BY AMBfHOAN P RES3 ASSOCIATION, ,„«>,. PART FOUR-LOVE, CHAPTER XIV. TIIKEE ON ONE SIDE. used me. 1 ran hef errands and did her dirty work, believing that it was mo she really loved, and that Trent was the fool, «™ t 1 a3 R °° n aS Sh0 hacl wirri ^ her and be off with me. Yes, gentle* ...' s »° made me believe all that, am without once committing herself, either one is a clever woman," "What had you against Trent?' asked. "Nothing in the world, trary. I m at i n - m first ir he had gone to buy some jewels that one ol tho native princes Wanted to sell. l know India, and I knew tho princes. I ctOLGCl flR n. iff\J\\f\l--*tm n« ««.1 _ _ j_ J i • IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1891. "' Tom Quite the con- no longer room on the Hehcltl out Ida hand as he moke. Tom rose and stuck his own into it. Thomas H. Bannick, Esq occupied the small office *• -^ ** t-lO \v Zl CO\VII He now did business in a very'handsoine suit of rooms in a new building on Wall street, and the cynical office boy been multiplied into half a dozen had grave and gentlemanly clerks, each one more imposing than the last. I n tho inner sanctum, remote from the noise of tt ' Mr " ^f" icksat - *>™ the same good hearted, clever, humorous being that ho was before fortune can- an found him out, for even prosperity not spoil such men, but he made n effort to keep this fact a secret from all but his best friends, and there were people who fancied he was rather a severe and formidable personage. He had plenty to do. Keeping Count de Lisle's estate in order was no small undertaking, but the count could not have chosen a better man, and Tom had now got everything in good running order i he count— for we will allow him still fc> wear a disguise which has from the first been transparent to the reader though not to persons less well informed -Count k f de Lisle, otherwise Keppel at Bannick's office a dav two after the events last narrated accompanied by Mr. Alonzo Garcia' whom we last saw in the role of a Hin- doo magician. They were at once conducted to the interior retreat, and orders were issued that no callers bo admitted Tvl (may her6 b ° observed th at Bannick count's secret for obvious reasons, and U-arcia also, for reasons perhaps not so obvious Further than these two and bailie Matchin the secret had not gone "Is she all right?" was the count's first' question after the door was closed. "As well as ever she was in her life,Tom replied. Does she seem to have anv recollec- i of tho affair?" tion "Not the least in the world! Upon my word 'tis a wonderful thiiig-this hypnotizing business! I don't understand it at all, and I don't believe any one else does —not Garcia, here, himself. "You both understand," interrupted the count, "that there is never to be a repetition of the experiment, and henceforth it had best be a blank in our mem- ones, as it is in hers. It has answered its purpose. Sallie Matchin is now convinced that it lies in my power to destroy her whenever I see fit, and yet all legal process has been avoided." "But don't you mean to pr«m*d against her.'" inquired Bannick. "Haven't vou the evidence?" "Some evidence and plenty of moral certainty. Garcia could prove tho forgery and the fraud as to the finding of the will, for m order to get his assistance ahe was obliged to make admissions which, coupled with other known facts amount to proof. As to tho murder the evidence is of course circumstantial Wo one saw her strike the blow, but we know that she several times was dressed , in man's clothes, that she was present so disguised, in Trent's house that night! and.that the papers in her possession (jould only have been taken on that i from the safe in his library. The Strong enough no doubt. But it [Ugh for my present purpose that |9WS she stands in deadly peril. "7 bw to trial and have her sen- roirtd be a relief to her, I wish ".- ner myself. She did what she [get an innocent man hanged in the same rope till she is ready There is no a criminal eci as n go-between and got the Jew- tor i rout at forty per cent. off. Ho made me a present of that fortv per cent, as commission, and from that time m ono way or another I was his agent I understood gem* as well as he didfand that is saying a good dea l, and I was often able to do things and to make bargains that would have been impossible toi mm. No ono knew of our relation— tnat would have fi poiled my usefulness Jj^i^..! 1 ^ in the ™>y ?* many a paid me well , . , - - and I were the friends, but the best of friend- snips can be ruined by u woman." "Do you mean to say you plotted with ner against him?" 1 would have done it without, i doubt if sho had asked me," Garcia replied -Yes, I would have taken that murdering contract off her hands if she had let me known she contemplated it. But she didn't know it herself till the time came. She went over to have a serious talk with Trent that night, about the rumor that he was going-to marry another woman. His explanations were not satisfactory; the dagger happened to be lying handy, and she took the hint. So tar I find no fault; it's human nature -feminine nature anyhow. But from that point on her course is indefensible. After inducing me to aid her in securing 1 rents plunder by intimating that she would marry me as soon as she got fast hold of it she clapped mo in jail on a trumped up charge of stealing her jewelry. It broke my heart; I made no defense; she had everything ready to choke me off in case I attempted to turn the tables on her, but she might have spared herself the trouble. I went to jail and staid there two years thinking it over. By the time I came out I was ready for action, and thanks to our friend, the count, who gave me a ten dollar gold piece, a broken leg, and the use of a capital of a couple of hundred ol millions, more or less—I have put in my first blow. I am ready to follow it up, _ "Well, Mr. Garcia," said Torn, crossing his legs and scratching the back of his head, "they say confession is good for the soul, but I'll tell you frankly, in the presence of Count de Lisle, that your "When thieves fall out honest men come by their own?" Garcia interposed. Yes, sir; that is what I meant " "I acknowledge the impeachment," Garcia interposed. "Once I was an honest man, but better men than I mi-ht lose their virtue if they fell in love with a woman like Sallie Matchin " "Count," said Tom, "you found me a poor man, and you have made me a rich one. I owe you everything. But three years ago, when you bore another name you were a needy artist. Now scarcely a man living has wealth to compare with yours Before I knew that you were Keppel Darke I never bothered my head about how you came by your money until that can be revealed 1 cannot marry. My present idea is to force the woman to confess her own crime; the rest will follow of itself." "Is there no danger that she may find some way to check you?" _"Not wmleblle has' me against her," said Garcia quietly. "Meanwhile," continued the count, i shall hurry forward my cottage on JLiong Island, and get the foundations of tho school of art laid. Will you come up tonight and go over tho plans with me?" "All right! Are you wise," added lorn in an undertone, as they rose, and Uarcia passed out in advance, "to trust that fellow m you do?" "Some risks other replied. I do trust him AGBICULTUBAL ITEMS, •r BILL NYE HAS SOMETHING TO ABOUT CROPS. SAY Us penttip wiicuy warring waste ur wanton woo to carrol silent, air? cannot be avoided," the "But as long as ho feels I think lie will hold on. And I don't fear him in any case." (To he Continued.) CATTLE DISEASE. EMMETSBUBG More Al>out It. The daily papers, hint Friday, contained tho following special from Em- 'Jiotubm-g with reference to the strano- e Disease affecting a herd of cattle south that place: Soino Account of Juanltn and the Circumstances Under Which Hla tines to «• Mule Wet . e p ennetl _ An interesting "nil Fellucltl tetter. [Copyright, 1801, by Edgar W. Nye ] BU.VCOHBK COUNTY, N. C.—It is now the season of the year for gathering in the fall crops. The yield has not been up to What 1 had looked for on my own place. 1'.arming with me is not indulged in for tho coarse joy it yields or the wealth which it poiira into my coffers. I do it for the reason that I think it makes ine a better man. the LMMETHUUUG, Iowa, Sept. 8.—Cole Ormsby, S. A. Bennet and wiA Bramigju) about one week ugo petitioned Secretary Rusk. n t Washington o send a veterinary specialist to investigate the new cattle disease south >t tfns place. Dr. F. E . Parsojis. of /ladison, \Vis., a special veterinary nspector of the a-riculiurat d«pnrr- ment, camo and has been in this city past two days, and making a i investigation of the diseased • He was assisted by Drs. I). He shot one of the' diseased animals, and made a thorough inspection of every organ in the entire body and ipnnd everything in u healthy condi- t on except the .mucuous membrane of the intestines, which was perfecly rotten lie S a ys the internal symptoms o the disease are those of the Russian Plague, but that the external symptoms are those of hydrophobia. He gives it as his opinion that the disease IS f*.nnr,ii fvirmt! r.T« I~ „„ ,. i_« is contagious, ±,^ 4-1 i 7 ' «4c*i».iijK a icuort to the department today, and will ask fh» »« Cr m , en - be seut to ful] y analyze the new contagion. Palo Alto Reporter: Dr. F. E. Parsons is here investigating the herd of cattle that has lost so heavily by disease. He is here under orders from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Rusk and will forward the result of his in^l st . 11g } ltlf ! n to the department. He ar- D. morning was driven, by Dr. l to the Q'Brien farm. TT j,^""«jo, LU out! u linen rarm. Here, fortunately or unfortunately as you view the case, a sick steer was toiirju. I he animal had ha«n n^n™,. a sick steei> animal had been noticeably attected with the disease about t irty- sl x hours and was, at the time the doctor got there, unable to stand on his feet. After watching him for a time and taking his temperature, winch was several degrees above normal several times, T.D. fSA eer 'r, thro , at aud he death. Ihen he Collins cut to was opened and every part was examined. The lungs LINKS TO A MUM. I also want my boys to learn to love the farm. So I got them to put into crop a small piece of ground and agreed to pay them a high price for their ve-e- tables. Being a busy man, 1 have not paid much attention to the process of their farming, but I have bought from them $85 worth of truck which 1 could nave gotten of the neighbors for $31 50 and which uiy young agriculturists i am told, did buy at even less than that. 1 hate to see boys do that way to a man who has always been regarded as a first class parent in every way. My farm animals consist, among other things, of a rather coarse but well mean- lug cow, which we bought here. She was born at the south, and some of the best blood of this country flows in her veins. Ideality is small, but her alimen- (Second Verse.) 1 chide theo not, because thy Song Is fratiBht with grief-embittered Monotone and Joyless minor chords Of wild, Imported melody, for thou Art rest)CHS, woo bef?frt, iincl Compassed round about with gloom, rimti timid, tfuntiiiB. orphan tnulol Few joys. Indeed, are thine, Thou thrh'o bestrleken. madly Mournful, in.-lanclioly mule. And ho alone who xtruwg Thy pathway with his cold remains t-.'ui (five'H recompense Of festering und injurious woe. Ho who hath sought to steer Thy limber, yielding lull Frjrninst thy crupper band Riven Uu;<> .joy. and he alone. J IH tnii!, ho may have shot Athwart tho /.odiao, and looking <-MU- Ihu outer walls upon Tho Now Jerusalem, Have uttitruri vain regrets, Thou reckiist not, oh, orphan mulo, 1'or it hath given fhee joy and Bound about thy bursting heart And held thy tottering reason I'o its throne- Sing on, oh, mulu, arid ivarblo In tho twilight gray, Uiiobidrtcn by tho heartless throng. bingof thy parents on thy father's side, 1 earn for tin. days now past and gone, tsor lio who pens tliuse baiting. Limping lines to thce Doth bid tliuo yearn and yearn and yearn. The above; lines were written while recovering from an injury received while trying to thread the tale of one of these ittle creatures through a split stick in tho tall of'73. Though the writer was tacked with pain, the poem seems to breathe a spirit of forgiveness and un- hitored poesy nnd trust and passion, ns well us the uiassive poetic feet which characterize some of the earlier works of Thomas Grower Peacock, of Topeka Kan. I employ on my farm, also, a small pair of variegated steers, which the artist has kindly agreed to illustrate. They are having a .sitting now as i write. These docile creatures are entirely under my control, and though much larger than the average North Carolina steer of trade they are thoroughly subservient to my will, and my admirers need not tear that anything will happen tome wirald deprive them of me, for I forth upon the & e * Tne eAa ci: wonting, "t*o rorcn as cedars of Lebanon or a great rook in & weary land to cry out, fear not flourish from the rising of the sua unto the third and fourth generations just, men made perfect." The above suggests to me a note 1 received from a correspondent of who has been writing to me regularly; for over two years, though I have no« answered any of his letters because they were too deep for me. Profound thought on religious or political matters the doc* tors have warned me against, as either one carried to excess causes the formation of large lumps in the brain, and at times is apt to promote a fungus growth in the north side of the brain cell. Two weeks ago I got a letter from this man, but could not seem to quite cope with it. being rather superficial in my reasoning, and better fitted, perhaps for watching P. T. Barnum's tomb than for active mental exertion in hot weather bo judge of my delight when I received following yesterday: -Mr. Edgar W. N yt ,; DBA ii Hi ii- Although it should not be a con- ' biUorniion anc ver,, probably ls not 1 would hko to say 1 wish to tahi! bacU the siwestioris I sent you other than us applied to mS in! croruse, to tin, exumi ,hat I n-ant nothing * do with it whatever Ms,, probably uncalled foi° Thetbn-r party sail rfeht onou K h andean be Improved as having somotlm^ to it and in any raw is workmK In from every view the best liyuotion free and the <)ucstion brought nr> taken out or given a buck seat or no promt nenooor hed ff ed, free .silver coinage no good can- possibly come from, but which within a need could be a thousand times hotter handled and meet <caso nioru money need and accom- possibilities taken the host that this But things are different . couldn't have made your fortune. Mercy knows it's my interest to believe everything good of you! But my wife and I would rather go back to what we were beiore than profit by anything that isn't fair and above board. Do say an.\ thing about it?" "What I have, I found, do Lisle. "No crime v__ in my taking possession of it. It now. You you want to were mottled-probably by extravasa- tion ot blood, but the tissues seemed to be otherwise healthy, both on the surface and on the inside, as they were cut in cross-section. The same course was taken with each part as it was reached and nothing out of the way until the intestines were reached. The stomachs were, opened and the condition of their contents appeared to be all right, as also did the organs — —— iv*vrvu tOOj IlclCl U. I)tlt~ appearance and' coagulated in a ral manner. When the intes- had said Count, was involved* never a legitimate owner. It never can have one more legitimate than Some time after I discovered it I I. met the man who had called it his. I told him that I had it, and how and when I got it. He and so acquiesced in my ownership, far as he could made ine his it heir. The time was gone by when »„ could have been of use to him, and it intting a knife weia. "He reasons to |p wife, and, lufacture of Of the will Those worn- We that was his wish, for reasons that ho thought wise, that none of his descendants should learn of its existence. It had caused only disaster so far, he said; he bade ine, if it were possible, to do some good with it. That is how the matter stands, Bannick. I tell it, not for my sake, but for yours; for I comprehend your scruples, and wish you to feel at ease in the enjoyment of what «you have. I am glad, too, that you should understand what I could not explain at first—that what I have done for you was a simple act of gratitude. You did all you could to save my life, and I intend to give you reason to be glad that I am alive." '"Tis a strange story, count," said Tom gravely. "It is the truth, Bannick. perhaps I will give you the Some day names that will confirm it, but not now; and you are not the first to whom they must be told," "J see, but you have told her nothing at all as yet?" 6 "No; that is a difficult problem. If I fail there, all is a failure. I am jealous of myself, and she must be faithful by being unfaithful. But let that pass. Are yon satisfied?' • Be held out his hand as he spoke. Tom rose and stuck his own into it, "J believe you are a true man," he said. "You bleached you* hair and, bear4, glasses and $ # wrong with you _ i tbjp was; but tp here it out of ural natura , « — - »» j-»vj*i uiio J.ULKS* tines were reached a .different state of things existed and a diseased condition was readily noticeable as the inner coat seemed to be entirely decayed lightly passed between the thumb and lingers. This condition existed through the entire length. The '?, showed some inflammation, »ni«ht , ldea . seem ed to be that this might have been caused by the continued efforts of the animal to expel the feca matter. We may add that the small amount of fecal matter contained in the intestines seemed to be encased m what had probably been portions of the lining membrane: and was m what might be termed cartridges of constricted form, being some two or three inches in length and of a size that did not nearly fill the intes- The examination is described as it appeared to us, and is not in any sense technical, nor was it suggested by either of the veterinaries. y Another fact should be borne in mind this disease is, so far as we know confined to one single herd of cattle. The dispatches that have been sent from Mason City conveying the idea that it is general as false, and ifim- oontradicted are likely to work injury to the cattle interests of this whole section. Some caftle reported as being dead in the big herd in Emmet county-twenty miles away, but what appears to be the most reliable authority we have so far found seems to say that their deaths are caused entirely by short feed and stagnant water, and as they are now being taken from the county, this is probably'true. £ sons is in Emmet county today titrating the matter and we tiveness and inhabitiveness are large. bhe has a vivacious way with her that wins every one, but she still retains a feeling of intense hatred toward the people of the north. Though I had nothin" to do with the war, and did not favor it at the time, this cow holds me responsible to a degree for the results of the war, and 1 have never been able to get en rapport with her. It is the same with a little mouse colored ass, or burro, which I bought for use on the farm and for ornamental riding ove-r the highly inflamed roads of JS orth Carolina. His name is Juauita— pronounced Whaneeta, Whaneeta, in the language of Patrick Henry, "is dead sore on the war," and regards me as having brought it on, whereas I did not do so, but. on the contrary, did all 1 could honorably to evade it I wrote to a paper in i860, being at that time at Winnipeg, that unless the war was prevented in some way I would stay where I was for a loner time. about the wafr over it, and mourns and mourns. Juanita is also that makes him feel the think, than he otherwise before long time. But Juanita gets mad and broods mourns and childless, and war worse. 1 would. Juanita was owned by a neighbor of oura here named Nettles. Mr. Nettles did not seem to want to part with Juanita, but did finally, and last week when I offered to let him have the little pet he said. "No; the wound is healed over now. Do not tear it open afresh by compelling me to go all through it again. 1 have learned to live without Juanita now. Do not jar my newly healed heartstrings any more. Take him away or I will set the dog on you." So 1 took Jcanita home again. When we first let the children ride on him he did not seem to brood so much over the war, but we noticed that the children felt uneasy about something, and pretty soon 1 discovered that little souvenirs of the late war were to be found m great numbers all over him. So 1 had to disinfect him and renovate him before we could use him. But he regards himself yet as my superior, I can see often enter their cage arid fool with them by the hour, at times inserting my head in their extended jaws as far as it will go and then rudely removing it. Their names are Brin and Bolly. Crops here are not above the average is year. Rabbits are eating many of my vegetables, and that, together with a prolonged visit from the artist who is sketching my steers, will make times pretty hard here during the winter. Hay is rather a light crop here every year, and grass of all kinds does poorly Very few lawns of any merit are seen in the state, owing to the extreme thinness of the soil and its tendency to wash into a neighboring state. 1 used bonedust in my farming this year, and the crop will pay the draya^e on this bonedust, leaving perhaps eighteen or twenty cents for future use. I use only the best bonedust, if possible, no matter what the cost. It will pay in the end. Nothing is gained by buying the bonedust of inferior people. Commuters between New York and Philadelphia will find a good bone works between Jersey City and Newark. It is on the left hand side as you— but you can go right to it if you wish to do so. Apples are looking well, especially the Early Horse apple, the Low Flat Early Dutch Drum Head apple, the Isabella apple, the Limbertwig apple, the Late Wormless apple, the Dead Red or League apple with lignum vitce works in it the Winter Death Rate Seedling apple and the Trunk Line apple, all are looking very well indeed. ly u , u ,, st ,„ lo^idednoKS both within me present condition ami as policy v ery respectfully yours, _ L. _ _ There are three other men and a woman who are writing ise on the same subject every week. I like their clear and unanswerable logic, but 1 cannot do the work on a largo farm and expect to be quick enough to grasp all these great questions in a minute. The fact is, that by the time 1 have done all the chores at night and bathed my chubby feet at the well and wiped them on the grass 1 ought to go to bed and too often I do so when mental growth I can see has to bo sacrificed and nice profound thoughts remain in an un- thought state. 1 have also got another correspondent who thinks he is a geological epoch. He threatened to come and visit me at my home. That is why i came here. Here ' I know that I am safe. Unless some one repairs the roads. Gia , nts! . L iMe Giants! Little are the pills that do the work successfully, effectually and permanently. w ' The Weather and Crops. {Report for last week.) The past week was cool and dry, the average daily temperature being 6 degrees below normal. A cool wave brought the temperature clown very close to the danger line on the mornings of the 3d and 4th. Frosts are reported from every district in the state, but the damage is light. The ' of amount rainfall ;.was generally below the seasonal average, but there is little moisture in any part of the lack of state. Plowing for winter grains is now going forward, especially on some of the more erect farms. Rye will be sown in large quantities here next year. A North Carolina farm looks best with vegetables at the base, then grain of some kind, and then at the top a border of peavines running around the upper edge of the farm, together with a molding of some kind to hang pictures on. Some of these farms look well when draped with something pretty, and on cold nights I hang a dark drap de tat portiere over my farm, or sometimes a Rice curtain, to keep the moths out of my watermelons. Willing hands are now working on the roads of Buncombe county, and or- , - -— — ^•*,*.+vj | c«ui4 UJL~ ders are issued that the dead along the As indicated in the above, Dr Parsons found .that the herd he went to see had left its feeding ground before he got there. But he S found that flf y or more head had died, and the best information he could obtain leads him to believe that the disease is identical with the oue in the O'Brian iinr/i And further the diliV3ned td o single herd, and the cattle have the .-^-ip -- -»»•- — •) —«*» V*JV> VAllt been drinking stagnant water. ' ______ For many years Mr. B, F. that. Though poor and measly, with large bald places on his person where he has rubbed himself against an upright farm while trying to forget the past and get rid of the results of the war, I can see that he regards himself as unfortunate, but refined. Juanita regards me as a low, coarse Yankee, whose oats are reluctantly taken in exchange for his refined social influence. He does not have much fun, and ever and anon he bursts forth into a wail that shows how keenly he suffers. He is the worst sample of motbeaten respectability and unlaundried hauteur that I ever saw. He has the pride of Lucifer and the personal habits of Dvies. He is, most unfortunately made up of strange contradictions and unhappy warring elements which fill his breast with a wild tumult. 1 once wrote some lines to a pet mule of mine, among which occur the following, which I have addressed to Juanita during the pagt week. There is a vein of melancholy running through the work which some of my Mends at the Authors' club say renjinjig them of Dante, it is in blank ver^^bich seems to be the Only literary .e^aed for successfully The week has been favorable for threshing and full plowing. There will be a considerable increase in the acreage of fall wheat and rye. Corn has made slow progress, and at least two weeks of favorable weather is needed to place the bulk of the crop beyond danger from heavy frosts. About one-third of the crop will require nearly a mouth to ripen, and the present prospect is that there will be more than the usual quantity of soft corn in the state this year. If cut before killing frost the belated fields will make good forage, but will not possess much fattening value. All other crops are very good, and only an average corn crop is needed to make it a, season of unprecedented productiveness: 'v,; " (. An Opportunity. *^&3£3ft&?yft%»b ^'7 Th,^""-,, " J " )u »'" «o™«rf 0 the information may prove interesting t £&^£%s&s$y* The BrUt Tribune tells promptly mailed. latest Colic,* kindred PAIR OP V44HEaATEI> STEEUS. road who have perished from internal injuries w oordurey dislocations, con. cussions, etc., shall be buried at the ex, pense of the state. «ww« Our principal roads are soon to be mao* a&wnwed, and the legislature * *-n n_-u ___£ _ 1 * __ ^ mi » »»m ^^ TbjswiU be of is tfce duty i icme on hai W"Si!»_ »V««Si v «uV

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