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THE KKPUJtLICAN, WEDNESDAY, A LOON A, IOWA, MARCH 16, 1802. CHAPTER XXXIV." THE HANDS Off JtJSTtCB. Calton's voice faltered a little when be read those last sad words, and laid the manuscript down on the table amid a dead silence, which was first broken by Brian. "Thank God," he said reverently, "thank God that he was innocent of the crime I" "So," said Calton, a little cynically, "the riddle which has perplexed us so long is read, and the Sphinx is silent forevermore." "1 knew ho was incapable of such a thing," cried Chlnstou, whom emotion had hitherto kept silent. Meanwhile Kilsip listened to these eulogistic remarks on tho dead man, and purred to himself, in a satisfied sort of way, like a eat who has tfaught a mouse. "You see sir," ho said, addressing the barrister, "I was right after all." "Yes," answered Calton, frankly, "lac- knowledge my defeat, but now" "I'm going to arrest Moreland right off, said Kilsip. There was n silence for a few moments, and then Calton spoke again. "I suppose it must be so—poor girl—poor & "I'm very sorry for the young lady myself," said tho detective in his soft, low voice, "but you see 1 cannot let a dangerous criminal escape for a mere matter of sentiment." "Of course not," said Fitzgerald, sharply. • "Morolaud must be arrested right off." "But he will confess everything," said Cal- tou, angrily, "and then every one will kuow about this first marriage." "Lot them," retorted Brian, bitterly. "As soon as sho is well enough wo will marry at once, nod leave Australia forovor." / -"But" ;" "•! know her better than you do," said the young man, doggedly; "and I know she would like an end made of this whole miserable business at once. Arrest the murderer and lot him suffer for his crime." •"Well, 1 suppose ifc must be so," said Chin- stou, with a sigh, "but it seems very hard that this slur should be cast upon Miss •Frcttlby." Brian turned a little pale. "The sins of the father are generally visited npon tho children by the world," he said, bitterly. "But after the first pain is over, in new lands among new faces, she will forgeb the bitter past." "Now that it is settled Moreland is to be arrested," said Calton, "how is it to done? Is he still in Melbourne?" "Rather," said Kilsip, in a satisfied tone. "I've had my eye on him for the last two months, and some one is watching him for me now. Trust me. he can't move two steps -without my knowing it." • 4 Ah, indeed!" said Calton quickly. "Then ,do you know if ho has been to the bank and cashed that check for five thousand which Prettlby gave him?" "Well, now," observed Kilsip, after a pause, "do you know you rather startled mo when you told me he had received a check for that amount?" "Whyr "It's such a large one," replied the detective, "and had I known what sum he had paid into his account I should havo been suspicious." "Then he has been to the bank?" "To his own bonk, yes. He -went there yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock—that is, the •day after he got it—so it would be sent around to Mr. Frettlby's bank, and would not be returned till next day, and as he died in the meanwhile I expect it hasn't been honored, so Mr. Moreland won't have his money yet." "1 wonder what he'll do," eaid Chinston. "Go to the manager and kick up a row," said Kilsip, coolly, "and the manager will no doubt tell him he'd better see the executors." "But, my good friend, the manager doesnt know who the executors are," broke in Calton, impatiently. "You -forget the will has yet to be read." "Then he'll tell him to go to the late Mr. Frettlby's solicitors. I suppose he knows who they are," retorted Kislip. "Thinton & Tarbet," said Calton, musingly, "but it's questionable if Moreland would go to them." "Why shouldn't he, slrr said Kilsip, quickly. "He does not know anything about this," laying his hand on the confession, "and as the check is genuine enough he wont let £5,000 go without a struggle. 11 "I'll tell you what," observed Calton, after •a few moments of reflection, "I'll go send word to Thinton & Tarbet, and when be calls on them they can send him up to me." "A very good idea," said Kilsip, rubbing •bis hands, "and then I can arrest him." "But the warrant?" interposed Brian, as 'Calton arose and put on his bat "Is here," said the detective, producing It. "By Jove, you must have been pretty certain of his guilt," remarked Chinston, dryly. "Of course 1 was," retorted Kilsip, in a satisfied tone of voice. "When I told the magistrate where 1 found the coat, and reminded him of Moroland's acknowledgment at the trial, that he hud it in his possession before the murder, 1 soon got him to see tbe necessity of having Moreland arrested." "Half-post 4," said Calton, pausing for a •moment at the door and looking at his watch. "I'mafraid it's rather late to catch Moreland today; however, I'll see what Thinton & Tar• bet kuow," and he went out. Tbe rest sat waiting his return, and chatted about the curious end of the hansom cab mystery, when, in about, ten minutes, Calton •rushed in hurriedly and closed the door after him quickly. "Fate is playing into our hands," he said, as soon as he recovered his breath. "Moreland called on Thinton & Tarbet, as Kilsip surmised, and as neither of them were in, said he would call again before 5 o'clock. I told the clerk to bring him up to me at once, co he may be here at any moment." "That is, if he's foolish enough to come," observed Chinston. "Oh, he'll couie," said the detective confidently, rattling "• pa»' of handcuffs together. "He is so sutislied that he has made things safe that he'll walk right into the trap." It was getting 11 little dusk, and the four men were greatly excited, though they concealed it under an assumed nonchalance. "What a situation for a drama," said Brian. "Ouly," said Chinston, quietly, -'it is as realistic as iu the old days of the Coliseum, where the actor who played Orpheus was torn to pieces by bears at the end of the play." "His last appearance on any stage, I sup," said Caltoa, a little cruelly, it must be confessed. Meanwhile Kilsif) remained seated in his chair, bum""";.; an operatic air and chink ing the handcuGs together by way of accon paninient. Ho ftlt intensely pleased wit iCilsip arose From his chair, and stealing so'ftly to the window, looked cautiously out. Then he turned round to those inside and, nodding his head, slipped the handcuffs into hia pocket. Just as he did so, there was a knock at the door, and, in response to Cftl- ton's invitation to enter, Thinton 6s Tarbet'a clerk came in with lloger Moreland. The latter falterdd a little on the threshold, when he saw Calton was not alone, and seemed half inclined to retreat But, evidently, thinking there was no danger of his secret being discovered, he pulled himself together, and advanced into the room in an easy and confident manner. "This is the gentleman who wants to know about tbe check, sir," said Tbintou & Tarbet's clerk to Calton. "Oh, indeed," answered Calton, quietly. "I am glad to see him; you can go." The clerk bowed and went out, closing tho door after him. Moreland took his seat directly in front of Calton, and with his baclt to the door. Kilsip, seeing this, strolled across the room in a nonchalant manner, while Calton engaged Moreland in conversation, and quietly turned the key. "You want to see me, sir?" said Calton, resuming his seat. "Yes; that is, alone," replied Moreland, uneasily. "Oh, these gentlemen are n.11 my friends," said Calton, quietly; "anything you may say is quite sale." "That they are yoar friend?, and are quite safe, is nothing to mo," said Moreland, insolently. 'I wish to speak to you in private." "Don't you think you would like to know my friends!" said Calton coolly, taking no notice of his remark. "D your friends, sir I" cried Moreland, furiously, rising from his feet Calton laughed, and introduced Mr. More- Land to the others. "Dr. Chinston, Mr. Kilsip, and—Mr. Fitz gerald.' 1 "Fitzgerald," gasped Moreland, growing pale. "I—1—what's that?" he shrieked, as he saw W byte's ooat, all weather stained, lying on a chair near him, and which he immediately recognized. "That is tho rope that's going to hang you," said Kilsip, quietly, coming behind him, "for the murder of Oliver Whyte." "Trapped, by G- 1 1 'shouted the wretched man, wheeling round, so as to face Kilsip. He sprang at the detective's throat, and they both rolled together on tbe floor, but the latter was too strong for him, and, after a sharp struggle, be succeeded in getting the band- cuffs on Moreland's wrists. The others stood around perfectly quiet, knowing that Kilsip required no assistance. Now that there was no possibility of escape, Moroland seemed to become resigned, uiid rose sullenly off the floor. drive ott, "tfO you know What tho end Of that man will lief "It requires no prophet to foretell that,'* said Calton, dryly "He will be hanged." "No, ho won't," retorted the doctor. "He will commit suicide." NOTED BYJBILL NYE. HE MAKES SOME SUPERIOR REMARKS ABOUT A SUPERIOR COUNTRY, himself, thw more so gs be saw that by this capture he would be ranked far above U-orby. "And what would Gorby say?—Gorby who had laughed at all bis ideas as foolish, and who had been quite wrong from the first. If only" "Hush I" said Calton, holding up bis finger, as steps were heard echoing oil the flags out"Here be is. I believe." And they both rolled together on tnejioor. "By G— I I'll make you pay for this," he hissed between his teeth, with a white despairing face. "You can't prove anything." "Can't we?" said Calton, touching the confession. "You ore wrong. This is the confession of Mark Frettlby made before he died." "It's a d d lie." "A jury will decide that," said the barrister dryly. "Meanwhile you will pass the night in the Melbourne jail" "Ah I Perhaps they'll give me tbe same cell a* you occupied," said Moreland, with a hard laugh, turning to Fitzgerald. "I should like it for its old associations." Brian did not answer him, but, picking up his hat and gloves, prepared to go. "Stopl" cried Moreland, fiercely. "I see that it is all up with me, so I'm not going to lie like a coward. I've played for a big stake and lost, but if 1 hadn't been such a fool I'd have cashed that check next morning, and been far away by this time." "It would certainly have been wiser," said Calton. "After all," said Moreland, nonchalantly, taking no notice of this remark, "1 don't know that I'm sorry about it I've bad a bell upon earth since 1 killed Whyte." "Then you acknowledge your guilt?" said Brian, quietly. Moreland shrugged his shoulders. "1 told you 1 wasn't a coward," he answered, coolly. "Yes, I did it; itwasWhyte'g own fault When I met him that nigbt he told how Frettlby wouldn't let him marry his daughter, but said that he'd make him, and showed me the marriage certificate. I thought if 1 could only get it I'd make a nice little pile out of Frettlby over it; so when Whyte went on drinking I did not After be had gone out of the hotel, 1 put on bis coat, which be left behind. 1 saw him standing near the lamp post, and Fitzgerald come up and then leave him. When you came down the street," he went on, turning to Fitzgerald, "1 shrunk back into the shadow, and when you passed 1 ran up to Whyte as tbe cabman was putting him into tbe hansom. He took me for you, so 1 didn't undeceive him, but I swear I had no idea of murdering Whyte when I got into tbe cab. I tried to get tbe wpers, but be wouldn't let me, and commenced to sing out. Then I thought of the chloroform in the pocket of his coat, which I was wearing. 1 pulled it out, and found that he cork was loose. Then I took out Wbyte's mndkercnief, which was also in the coat, and emptied the bottle on it, and put it back in my pocket 1 again tried to get tbe papers, without using the chloroform, but couldn't, so 1 clapped the handkerchief over bis mouth and be went off after a few minutes, and I got the papers. I thought be was only insensible, and it was only when 1 saw tbe newspaper that 1 knew he was dead. I stopped the cab in St. Kilda road, got out and caught another cab, which was going to town. Then 1 got out at Fowlett street, took off tio coat, and carried it over my arm. I went down George street, toward the Fitzroy gardens, and having hid the coat up a $ree, where 1 suppose you found it," to Kilsip, "I walked home—so I've done you all uicely, but" "You're caught at last," finished Kilsip, quietly. Moreland fall down in a chair, of utter weariwfs? apd Inwfovte "No man can be stronger than Destiny," he said, dreamily. "1 have lost and you have won; so life is a chess board, after all, aud we are tbe puppets of Fata" He refused to utter another word; so, leaving Caltou ana Kilsip with him, Brian and the doctor went out and hailed a cab. it drove up to the entrance of the covurt where Calton's office was, and then Moreland, walking as if i» a dream, left the room, and got into the cab, followed by Kilsip. "Do you know," eajd QhuiEtpn, thoughtfully <U tbey stood and watched tbe «>-»» with an air CHAPTER XXXV. ."TUB LOVE THAT LIVES." There are certain periods iu tbe life of men when fate seems to have done her worst, and any further misfortunes which may befall are accepted with a philosophical resignation, begotten by the very severity of previous trials. Fitzgerald was in this state of mind —he was calm, but it was the calmness of despair—the misfortunes of the past year seemed to have come to a climax, and he looked forward to the publication of the whole bitter story with an indifference that surprised himself. His own name and that of Madge and her dead father would be on every tongue, yet he felt perfectly callous to whatever might be said on the subject An long as Madge recovered, and they could go away to another port of the world, leaving; Australia, with its bitter memories, behind, he did not care. Moreland would suffer the bitter penalty of his crime, and then nothing more would ever be hoard of the matter. It would be better for the whole story to be told, and momentary pain endured, than to go on striving to bide tbe infamy and shame which might be discovered at any moment Alread) tbe news was all over Melbourne that the murderer of Oliver Whyt< had been captured, and that bis confession would bring to light certain startling facts concerning the late Marli Frettlby Brian well knew that the world winked at secret vices as long as there was an attempt at concealment, though it was cruelly severe or those which were brought to light, and that many whose live? might be secretly 1'ai more culpable than poor Mark Kt-e.ttlby's would be the first to slander the dead man. The public curiosity, however, was; destined never to be gratified, for the nest, day it became known that Roger Morelanri bat! hanged himself in bis cell dur ing the night, and had left uo confession behind him. Whan Brian beard this he breathed a heartfelt prayer of thanks for his deliverance, and went to see Calton, whom he found at his chamberb, in deep conversation with Chinston and Kilsip They all came to the conclusion that as Moreland was now dead nothing could be gained by publishing the confession of Mark Frettl by; so agreed t •> burn it, and when Fitzgerald saw in the heap of blackened paper in tbe fire-place all thi>.t remained of the bitter story he felt a weight lifted off his heart ' Tbe barrister, Chinston and Kilsip, all promised to keep silent on the subjjct, and they kept the promise nobly, for nothing was ever known of the circumstances which led to tbe death of Oliver Wbytf, and it was generally supposed that it must have been caused by some quarrel between the dead man and his friend, Roger Moreland. Fitzgerald, however, did not forget the good service that Kilsip had done him, and gave him a sum oi money which made him independent for life, though be still followed his old profession ot a detective from sheer love of excitement, and was always looked upon with admiration as the man who had solved the mystery of the famous hansom cab murder. Brian, after several consultations with Calton, at last came to tbe conclusion that it would be no use to reveal tc Sal Rawlins the fact that she was Mark Frettlby's daughter, as by the wil) tbe money was clearly left to Madge, and such a revelation could bring her no pecuniary benefit.'while her bringing up unfitted her for her position; so a yearly income, more than sufficient for her wants, was settled upon her, and she was allowed • to remain in ignorance of her parentage. The influence of Sal Rawlins' old life, however, was very strong on her, and she devoted herself to tbe task of saving her fallen sisters. Knowing, pa she did, all tbe intricacies of the slums, she was enabled to do an immense amount of good, and many an unhappy woman was saved from tbe squalor and hardship of a gutter life by tbe kind band of Sal Rawlins. Felix Rollestou became a member of par llament, where bis speeches, if not very deep, were at least amusing, and while in the house always behaved like a gentleman, which could not be said about all his parliamentary colleagues. Madge slowly recovered from her illness, and as sbe had been implicitly named in tbe will as heiress to Mark Frettlby's great wealth sbe placed tbe management of her estates in the bands of Mr. Calton, who, with Thinton & Tarbet, acted as her agents in Australia. On her recovery she learned the story of her father's early marriage, but both Calton and Fitzgerald were silent about the {act of Sal Rawlins being ber half sister, as such a revelation could do no good, and would only create a scandal, as no explanation could be given except tbe true one. Shortly afterward Madge married Fitzgerald, and both of them only too gladly left Australia, with all its sorrows and bitter memories. Standing with her husband on tbe deck of one of the P. and 0. steamers, as it plowed tbe blue waters of Hobson's bay into foam, they both watched Melbourne as it gradually faded from their view, under the glow of tbe sunset Tbey could sea tbe two domes of tbe exhibition, and tbe law courts, and also government bouse, with its tall tower rising from the midst of the green trees. In the background was a bright crimson sky, barred with masses of black clouds, and over all the great city bung a cloud of smoke like a pall. Tbe glaring red light of the sinking sun glared angrily on the heavy waters, and the steamer seemed to be making its way through a sea of blood. Madge, clinging to ber bus- band's arm, felt her eyes fill with tears, as she saw the land of ber birth receding slowly. 'Good-by," she murmured softly. "Goodby forever." "You do not regretf be said, bending his bead. Regret, no," she answered, looking at him with loving eyes. "With you by my side, I fear nothing. Surely our hearts have been tried in the furnace of affliction, and our love has been chastened and purified." 'We are sure of nothing in this world," replied Brian, with a sigh. "But after all the sorrow and grief of tbe past let us hope that tbe future "will be peace." "Peace!" A white winged sea gull arose suddenly from the crimson waters, and circled rapidly In tbe air above them. "A happy oineu," she said, looking up fondly to the grave face of her husband, "for your lire and for mine." He bent down and kissed ber. Tbe great steamer moved slowly out to sea, and as they stood on tho deck, hand clasped in band, wit* tb«» fresh salt \>rnnm blowing keenly in their faces, it bore them away into the placid beauty of itie ctnoning uight, towards the old world and the new THE Advice to Young Men Who Lend Donble JJrcs on Stnnll Salaries—Hudson Has a Homo of Greatness—that Watermelon Patch of Price's. [Copyright, 1893, by Edgar W. Nyo.] IN THE SUPERIOR COUNTRY, ) March. • J Duluth is a remarkable city. It is ono of the few cities that have grown rapidly for the past five years and yet keeps it v\p without any suspicion of reaction oi even betraying the odor of an effete and unskun boom. Ten years ago she had 3,470 souls. Now she lias, with hoi suburbs, 57,000 souls, and there are over a hundred real estate men besides. It is a fixed and immutable law that to have good, sound health one must have pure, rich and abundant blood. There is shorter nor surer route than by a no | course of PeWitt's Sarsapdrilla. Ask Druggist for free bottle Dr. Miles' LIGHTING THE OAS. Everything else is in proportion. No llour was produced ten years ago. Now there are 084,000 barrels. Lumber was represented by 35.000,000 feet. Now it is 275,000,000. It seems to me only a few years since this.countrj 7 was perfectly wild. Indians were more plenty than Scandinavians are now. It seems to me only a few years since I was arrested in Barron county for shooting an Indian out ol season. Ten years ago Duluth had six passenger trains per day. Now she has 134. Lots of people do not know that Duluth leads all other cities in the amount of her wheat receipts. If my memory is not at fault, she shows a footing of 32,732,634 bushels as against that of Minneapolis, viz., 32,310,362; Chicago. 31,038,454, and so on down the list. I could give otbei' figures with which I am thoroughly conversant, but space forbids. I wish that the down caster could know the west as I know it. 1 wish the southerner could know the north as he should know it, and 1 wish the northerner could know the south as it would pay him to know it. Ignorance of the actual possibilities of this little republic of ours is no doubt keeping many a young man and many a rusty gold dollar back in the gloom and fungi of idleness. Instead of saying,,"Young man, gc west," I would say, "Young man, find out more about the country you live in." Every day old judges and merchant* and divines and bakers are saying goodby to a busy life and a vain world. Young man, fit yourself to follow the grip and fill the place of a great man. You can do it, but you'd rather take at twenty the leisure which would be due you at fifty if you succeeded. You want to retire from business before you have had any business. You want to lead a double life on eleven dollars per week. You are too apt to want to be arooey on the money you ought to pay your laundress and a debauchee on thirty-five dollars per month. Leave the home nest, my dear young man. Leave it more in Borrow than in anger. Study first the growing towns of the Union and then plunge in where yon like it best. Duluth is a good place. So are many others. Here I met a boy I knew in Wyoming, working then in the boiler shops for $8.50 per day. Now he makes thirty or forty dollars per day. Duluth is especially proud of her beautiful school buildings and her wonderful school facilities. Public schools are certainly superior in the west They are more progressive. I never knew what progress in this line meant till I had a chance to compare the eastern and western public schools. Duluth tore down a ,000 school house not long ago in order to erect on the same ground a new one costing a quarter of a million dollars. And that is only one of her many handsome school houses. West Superior is the Brooklyn of Duluth, and a thriving city in which millions have been made within a few years, Ashland is a very delightful city at the termimis of several roads, all of which have yet other termini elsewhere. A railroad likes to have several termini, so that if one should give out or be disabled trains could be run just the same. This country is a wealthy one. The sawdust town is sneered at by the iron town when the mills are idle, and then the sawdust town jeers the iron town when the mines are filled with water and when a great big dividend paying mine becomes a mighty cistern curbed up with assessments. It is a healthful region too. I got some more health here. I look now 187 years younger than my published portraits, and a roguish little twinkle may be seen in my eye. All day I go about singing merrily and skittish horses become unmanageable and run away and jump into the lake. The air is extremely bracing, the resinous quality of the pine scented, blue, crisp air is especially adapted to the japid oxygination and acceleration of the circulation (See Billiard on Torte, vol. ii, p. 187). Electricity pervaded everything. You walk across the carpeted rooin and touch tho gas jet or the steam radiator and a big, big spark explodes at the end of your linger. Some one told me I could light the gas that way. I never had dpne that. I have now, That is why I am wearing a big ra# p» my ttngor« Th6 doctor says that «he nail will grow On ftgftin, blit that Ib will be soft of thick.rtlul hump tip ill the middle like n nice fresh pecan meat. Wo pass through Hudson going south from Bt. Paul and Minneapolis. Hudson is a bandsoino little city on tho shores ol Lake St. Croix. Sho makes a specialty of great men. Also good pickerel fishing. Ex-Senator Spooner lives at Hudson. Also Commissioner Taylor, when Hot at Washington or closely scrutinizing the United States railway system by means of a'special car-. Every year he goes, over every mile of railway in the United States as commissioner, and when he gets hack in lijs special car to Wash ington it i« nafe to say that over all thai great mileage of road not a sarclino can or an empty beer bottle is left to offend tho eye. He is one of tho most careful and painstaking railway commissioners that wo havo ever had. Sonic charge him with being over nice about his railroads and too finniclfj* and pernickety about always having the road bed made up with the head toward tho engine, but he is a careful and conscientious man and his heart is in the work. Judge Humphrey lives hero also. 1 do not lay down any rules of conduct f 01 my boys at home. 1 just in a general way tell them to be like Judge Humphrey. The man who goes into Wisconsin and criticises Judge Humphrey is generally arrested on suspicion and held till they find out what his record is. It was at Hudson that we used to bel on the date when navigation would open in the spring. There were no railroads then. When the first boat whistled ir the spring people left their business, and sometimes broke off in the midst of ar eloquent prayer—full of statistics and timely gossip and mere mention, news summary, baseball news and household hints—in order to run down to the landing and see the first boat come in. Messrs. Coon & Platt kept a grain warehouse then on the -landing, and oiu day in winter they made a bet on the date when the first boat would come uj tho river to Hudson. It consisted of a pair of fifteen dollar boots. One day in early spring Zeph Platt was alone in the warehouse, and he thought he would gt up in the cupola and with his glass take a squint down the lake on the sly. He was a fat man, and when he got up tc tho top of- the stairs he found that he had arrived there two or three minutes ahead of his breath. Finally he secured, it, however, and hastily running his binocular tube along the horizon he saw, just below Catfish bar,' the dark smokt and gray steam of the first boat. It meant a pair of boots on him, 01 rather on Coon at his expense. He turned slightly pale, then he started uj town to find Coon and hedge, which he did by paying him ten dollars. But he smiled when he thought how he had worked it. But the boat did not succeed in getting up that day, nor for a week afterward. She struck ice at Cattish bar and had tc stop there, so that Zeph lost his ten dollars, to say .nothing of the cigars and sarsaparilla which he bought for thosi whose silence he so dearly prized. Byron J. Price, the president of th« Wisconsin Press assopiatiqn, also lives aj Hudson. He had for many years checkered career as a horticulturist and pomologist. He tried to grow the watermelon, and succeeded very well, bui when the melons got ripe other hands gathered them and other chins than his were bathed in their cold, sweet juice. This made Byron hot, as we say tc America, and he worried over it and came near backsliding at one time. H.e tried planting a bulldog in each hill, bul that only improved'' the quality of the melon and made them the more desirable to those whom he referred to in bis papei as "fiends in human form." One summer he said to himself: "1 will try it once more and see if I can gel a good ripe watermelon for iny own use., just this time. Jnst one melon that J rose myself. If I fail I will try it no more forever." He knew pretty well who took • his melpne. They did noi deny it. It was a gang of footpads from the high school, headed by Will Tayloi and Fagan Starr. They took the melons not maliciously, but because a cool, rip« melon in the dark of the moon had been prescribed for them by their physician. That year, however, Byron did not teU any one his scheme. He planted the melons in the middle of his popcorn patch. But he did not tell anybody. He did not even put it in the Clear Lake Herald, which has always been regarded as the best medium of hushing Up any- watermelon to hia* aft ft walnut. Year« afterward it leaked out that the following telegram- wus received at f-Indson the day before tho- calamity: EAU Ui.AtHB* Ang.- M. Paean Start, Hudson! Price's melons iu middle of conitlom. Mostly ripe now. I?or good melons Ituep toithe- right. Citrons on other side. (30 coll.) Wtu,.TJVM«i. Mr. Price was greatly saddened by this, and it was years before ho could even look at a dish of preserves made of jjj watermelon rinds without sobbing. Now ho raises a few since Will Taylor is in Washington, and tho only precaution ho takes is to-put up a notice reading as follows: us- , 'Icasu do not pick these watcumel- ons without permission, for God »eefl you, aud if possible I will see yon im-BOll. Every one likes watermelons. Mr. Prico, Also his G. Of Providence, JEt. E., Widely known as proprietor of Berry's Waterproof Harness Oil, tells below of his. terrible sufferings from Eczema and his cure by SarsapariUa : " Gentlemen: Fifteen years ago I had an attack of inflammatory rheumatism, which was followed by eczema or r.alt rheum, breaking out on my right leg. The humor spread au over my legs, back and arms, - A Foul Mass of Sores, swollen and itching •terribly, causing intense pain if the skin was broken by scratching, and discharging constantly. It is impossible to describe my suffering in those years ol ngouy and torture. I spent Thousands of Dollars in futile efforts to got well, arid was discouraged and ready to die. At this time I was unable to Ho down in bed, had; to sit up all the time, and was * unable to walk -without crutches. I had to hold my arms away from my bbdy, and had to have iny arms, back and legs bandaged by my faithful wife twice a day. "Finally a friend who was visiting at our house, urged me to take Hood's Sarsaparllla. I began by taking half a teaspoonf ul. My Stomach. Was All *Qut of Order i Put the medicine soon corrected this, and in six weeks I could see a chance in the condition of the humor which nearly covered my body. It was driven to •• tho surface by the Sarsaparilla, the sores soon healed, and the scales fell off. I was sopn able to give up bandages and crutches) and a happy- man r was. I had been taking Hood's Sarsaparllla' for seven roontfis; and since that time, nearly two years, I have worn no bandages whatever and my legs and arms are sound and well. The Delight of myself and wife- at my recovery it Is impossible to tell. To all niy business-friends, in Boston and over the country, I recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla frosi personal experience." 8. G. DEBRY, 45 Bradford street, Providence, ft. I. If you ar* BWou. tak* Hood'a JPUlfc The Great Northwest. The steady settlement of lands In Montana and Washington .the substantial growth of their cities, and tnV constant increase of their railway mileage, have rendered these states a center «f interest for business men, capitalists and settlers. The best explanation of this growth is found in tlje study ol the capabilities and resources of the states, which we fully set forth in three folders entitled, "Golden Montana." "Eastern Washington" and -Western Washington," Just issued by the Northern Pacific Asa*route to the Northwest the Northern Pacific stands unrivalled. From St. Paul and Minneapolis its express trains reach principal points in Minnesota, North Dakota. Manitoba. Montana. Idaho. Ore«on and Washington. It is the only line with through sleeping; car service from Chicago to these states, and the only line running both Pullman tourist and free colonist sleeping cars west of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Passengers from the east should ask for through tickets via the Wisconsin Central line and Northern Pacific railroad, thus securing the advantage of through sleeping care (f "»man first-class and Pullman tourist) from (Chi^"noteworthy feature of the Northern Pacific route is the fact that holders of second class tickets to western points on this line are allowed the privilege ofstepplng over at Bpokane Wash., and all points west of there for the purpose of examing lands. *>„„.«„ ..« The dining cars on tbe Northern Pacific are an important part ol his service, ana in connection withlhe grand scenery make thte a favorite line for tourists to California and other sections of the west. „ .. o..m- District passenger agents of Northern Pacific railroad will take pleasure in supplying Montana and Washington folders above referred toTalso mnps. time ?Wds and any »Peoi»l in^ formation desired : or application can be made, to Chas. P. Fee, G t * %•. *•• NPBK, Bt,.Paul j Minn. 19yrl STKALINQ A. WATERMELON. thing that you could pick out. People who wished to unburden their minds of any great secret, with the assurance that it would go no further, used to print it in the Clear Lake Herald. August came and the melons were ripe. Also Will Taylor, the head of the gang, was to go with his father to Marseilles for four years. Byron felt first rate. He gloated over his melons, and decided to give one to Will as the train pulled out. He did so. It was a good melon, and as the juice ran up Will's sleeve he looked reproachfully at Mr. Price. "Well, I've got the best of you this year," said Mr, Price as the train mpved away. "I don't mind whispering in your ear, WiU, that J planted the» to the of the cornfield.' 1 This space is reseryed for Dr L, K. Garfleld, woo will sell U any bicycle not represented by Agts-inAlgona C\

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