The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 27, 1894 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 27, 1894
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ffi*$f' -' "'j-v •'-1 * fff f^Kff^^TKW^r^T - rT^ \ "''mm '%tttfaM&,*&fa&k iti r H A3* do y 0 tf think of him?" "Hortibiei" "Is he not a beauty?" "tight A look at those White, glassy eyes is eiiongh to make one's blobct turn to ice. Whate ever possessed you to have such ft monster mounted?" Colonel Bob Downing laughed at my plainly-expressed horrof of the terrible beast he ha,d set up in his smoking room—a creature more re* pttlsive even than in life* because of the taxidermist's faithful reproduction of a most suggestively ferocious ! and cruel expression on the face of the stuffed animal. "I had him set up there, Taylor, because of the associations," said Colonel Downing, finally. "But for the Great Jhoot Demon 1 should have still been knocking about the world a confirmed old bacheKor, instead of being comfortably settled here in Lon- 'don with the nicest little wife that ever man had." s "\*ou told me there was an interesting story connected with your marriage," I observed. ' "It is interesting and highly dramatic," ho went on. "Light your cigar and take that easy-chair, so that you can keep the monster in view. It'll be a realistic aid to your imagination as my history of how I won Mrs. Downing develops itseif. 1 adopted his suggestion, and never in|my life did I listen to a story with Btlch. interest. Every word thrilled me, and I could well imagine myself an actor in the whole drama, and fancy, that the lifeless beast within ..touch of my hand ,, was alive and again the murderous demon of an Indian jungle. Just before the colonel began, I noticed that a small monkey, which had before escaped my attention, was perched among the limbs of a dwarf tree in front of the demon, that the taxidermist had used to give his subject a more life-like pose. I realized that the monkey was part of the picture, for its grinning face , was turned toward the demon, and clinging to the limb with one paw, it had the other extended, -as though pointing to something ahead. "What has the monkey to do with it, colonel?" I asked, my curiosity aroused. "The Lungoor? You shall hear. He • plays a very important part in the story." With this assurance I ,was forced to be cpntent, and settling himself in his chair, the colonel began. As an enthusiastic scientist and mighty hunter, he had traveled over ' every part of the globe, his wanderings-having been chiefly in the wildest and most inaccessible portions of our planet. . Three years ago, while in search of a peculiar plant which grows only in the deepest of East Indian jungles, and which he was employed to hunt up and secure specimens of, for a celebrated inventor, who wished to experiment on the use of the pith of the plant in some electrical contrivance, the colonel found himself at Eamgarh, •a Bengalene village at the foot of the Behav mountains. • Here he was the guest of an ex- army officer, Edward Meaney, whose beautiful daughter, Katharine, made a 'deep impression on the colonel's r -susceptible heart, •, , To use'his own description, "she a woman among women, courage- gentle, kind, sensible and accomplished." , The major was the owner of an extensive plantation, situated about sixteen miles from Jlamgarh, where he : had a very comfortably appointed '•'"bungalow, in which he Jived a portion pf the time, his only companion being , 'liis beautiful daughter, 1 Meaney had a smattering of t§ fee nefef fhah#l§s & fc«rty\ t>W Suekfe the bloo'd through afl otiflce made over the jtigalar tein, the terror that the Jhoot Demon has inspired is not surprising. He doefi not confine himself to jungle man- hunting, and, although he never forces ft door, he has got into house after house. Last March he killed two of my servants, and a third, who was iyiiij? beside them, was not even awakened," "You excite my interest." "1 shall do well if 1 develop your caution. Before I went on half-pay, I was itt command of a cantonment which was pitched on what is how my plantation. Two of my subalterns— likely lads—went ottt for him and the next day were found dead like the rest." "Boys are proverbially careless." "Doubtless. One of the poor lads, with his last strength, had managed to scratch in the soft ground the words: 'Look out for a L .' But no amount of conjecture could solve the riddle of this uncompleted sett- tence." "I shall certainly make it my business to hunt up the demon." "Poor Dick Culverton left a message also, as creepy and mysterious as that Written by the boy. He had managed before life left him, to grasp a twig, which Was found in his stiffened fingers, and this rude pen had written in tho sand two letters before his strength failed him." "Those letters?" "A M—," answered the major. Far into the night, Major Meaney talked of the Jhoot Demon, its cunning, its ferocity, its murderous rapacity, and the colonel nodded his head, and more firmly than ever resolved to hunt the terror of the jungle to his death. The day following they set out for the plantation—the colonel, Major Meaney and Miss Katharine. The bungalow was built close to a palm thicket, and the colonel was given an end room, the windows of which, protected only by a rnosqxiito netting, overlooked this grove. The front corner room was occupied by Katharine Meaney, and as all were weary from their day's journey over the rough roads, they retired early. There was a full moon, and the colonel, arrayed only in his pajamas, seated himself at the window to smoke a cheroot before retiring. His feet were elevated on the low sill, and he was. gazing dreamily out toward the palm grove, when there was an almost inaudible rustle of leaves among some low shrubbery which grew close to the bungalow, and looking sharply in that direction, he saw a little gray brown paw very cautiously putting aside the twigs. t Behind the paw he could discern two small green eyes attentively regarding him. ' "A lung'oor!" he muttered to himself, as it vanished from view. "A monkey!" *'•*' * : W|3 ^'' Then he sprang suddenly but noiselessly to his feet, and his\whole frame quivered-with excitement. " "A lungoor—a monkey!'" he repeated, in a whisper. "What was the message that poor lad left? 'Look out for a L ;' a lungoor, he meant. tuffie^ hl9 hideous fac'e t$ *8 ih§ teoon, fend the watcher, standing breathless among the sheltering creepers, saw that his eyes were of a dull, dead white, without light, intelligence or movement. The creature was stone blind, but for all that evidently knew what lay before him, for the saliva of anticipation was clinging to his wrinkled jaws like a mass of gleaming icicles. The monkey, When it had come within jumping distance, gave a low, Signal cry, made one vigorous Spring through the window upon Kate's bed and then leaped upon the headboard. The little guide was instantly followed by the tiger, but while his huge, hairless body,Was in mid-air the colonel's express rifle rang out. The tiger uttered a scream of agony, his great forepaws dug at the air Viciously and his huge body fell with a crash Upon the floor of the verandah. The monkey, with a shrill cry, sought to escape, but a ball from the second barrel stretched it lifeless beside the dead body of the Jhoot Demon. Of course the shots alarmed the household, and the reader can imagine the gratitude of Kate Meaney when she realized that but for the bravery and sagacity of her father's guest she would have fallen a victim to the terrible demon. It is no ivondei 1 , then, that seeing the interest he had excited in the beautiful girl's heart, the colonel pressed his suit, and was rewarded before many days by becoming her accepted husband. The native servants carefully removed the skins of the demon and his monkey guide, and as I glanced toward their stuffed forms, when the colonel arose and announced that lunch awaited us, I could not rem'css a shudder of horror. Attofig many odd characters WMfe Kate Sanborn saw and Studied with observing eyes in Cnlifornla, wnS a blunt oM mnn who sat beside he* at tho hotel table. He resented it that she did not do as mudi as he thought site- should, for the public eii- tet'tilinment. finally, ono day, he boldly addressed her: ''Aliein! I hoar yon can bo fuaay." There xvas no response, and he mUt- tere'd to himself: "I don't much believe, she can do aiiy- thing. Don't look like it!" And then to me: "Well, now, if you can be funny, why don't jouV" I could not help laughing. "Yes, if yoxi can, you ought to go inter the parlor every night and show what you can do. and amuse us. Why, I (.old Quiiietts—you ktnw 'bout QUillutts? Awfully f 11 uny feller; good company, you see. Says I, 'Quiiietts, I like you. Now if you'll stay here, I'll give you a cottage rent-free all summer; but you must agree to be funny every night, and keep the ball a-rollin'.' Now we want you to get tip and do soinethili' to amuse the guests. We want to be amused; sorncthin' that will set us laiighin'." "Mr. Brushwood," snid I, "I under- Btiiiid you arc a dealer hi tobacco?" "Yes, mum, and you Won't h'nd finer tobndker anywhere in this, world than What's got my name on it," "Well, when I notice you freely distributing that tobacco in the ynrlor evenings, I'll follow on benind you and try to amuse as a condensed circus. I'm not lacking in philanthropy. I only need to be roused by your noble example and sustained by your iuflu ence." He looked disgusted, grunted his dts approval, backed his chair out from the table, and muttered, as he left th«: cliniuj,' room: "She's a queer duck! Don't amount to nruch nnywtiy. Impudent, too!" ADVERTISING. the OUT. major _ „„„,„ that I have met with it r f. while hunting for the Jhopt Demon, ^ '~ - $ense jungle that lies to the i of my place," , what?" demanded the i sporting- instincts were beard. ' Js horrible < <*jt's the to which THE COLONEI.'S'JUF'WS And Gulverton's two enigmatical letters, written with ,the twig as he lay dying, «A M—,' A monkey he meant, By George! there's mischief afloat!" Moved by a sudden inspiration, for which he could never a,fterward' account, he picked up one of his heavy express rifles, both barrels 1 o'f which were charged wth explosive ball, and opening the door of his room stepped put into the wide .verandah that en' circled the bungalow, A mass of creepers "growing up tp the thatched ropf affovded him a . place pf shelter, from,' which -he could keep his - eye on th'e ghvubb>jy' and command a view of t^e window of Katharine'Mea»AY's room, \ He had scarcely gqt hk, , -, position when the lungoor hopped '< Into the clearing 1 , the shrubbery shook* $nd $h, followed the little ovea^re " ' - the 'wort 1 '— 1 ~'~ 1 "— The Sonrct of Success Through Medium of tho Newspapers. The succoss of advertising depends upon the advertiser. He must have goods the people need and offer them in an attractive way. He must have the goods he adve'-tises at the pi-ice stated. A "fluke ad." is a very poor investment for any business man. Loss of confidence in a business announcement means a loss of trade. All advertising does not pay. There must be judgment used in making investments in advertising space as well as the purchase of any goods. Advertising is not a one quality and a one-priced article any more than woolen goods, broadcloths, oranges or meats. The medium for advertising, the circulation and number of readers, must all be considered. There are catch-penny advertising schemes offered in every town which do not afford a fair return for the money invested. The newspapers of a place are always better than "the occasional opportunity" for announcing bargains, and always give a better return. It is a, fair estimate to count five readers for every paper, and,the larger-the number of papers issued the more valuable the space. The money paid .in catch-penny schemes for a • single issue' is frequently enough to pay for the same space in a daily paper for a week The paper may issue as many papers in a day as the whole special edition and place the "ad" before six times as many people in a week for tho same price. Money carelessly spent for printer's ink does not give profitable returns. There is a chance for scholarship, ingenuity, invention, eccentricity and wit in preparing an advertisement; but honesty is always the best trademark, and, as it cannot be copyrighted, all are free to use it. Put work into an advertisement and it will work well—put sense in it and it will bring > doljars to your till.— Norwich Bulletin. , ' WreatlliiR the Bull. Lawyer Bunker of Ells worth, Maine, recently had an unpremeditated contest v/ith an angry bqll on 'the H^n- oock 'county fair grounds at that place. He seized the angry beast by the horns, and, after an exciting tussle, actually succeeded in downing the buU._ Since then the young farmers of " the county have been practicing this hazradous wrestling, and most an,y average*si,ae<l roan will' now boast of his ability to upset any bull in the .country. Competitive, challenges tyave been the natural outcome, and Bucksport has just issued a defiance to $Uswor-th to matqli its star against any "parsler" (wrestler) in the latter place, ( »horns holt, b,est two out of tJn'e? buUp."-»-N. Y. Sun- iJ/\ll \S\ %« LffTlJ fej --••—- . BECAUSE fft THE BEST, PURIST 3 MOST CCOHOHICAL SOLD EVERYWHERE THE N.KfAIRBANK COMPANY. CH.CAGO. The Scst Shoe* for the Least Money. "Snored" Water Analyzed. A scientific analysis has lately been made in England of the Zotn-Zem water.from the sacred well at Mecca which, according to the Arabs, is the well that the angels showed to Hagai and whcse water saved the life of Ishrnael. After reading the results of this analysis, one cannot wonder tha pilgrims who drink the water aro fre qtiontly attacked by cholera. The specimen examined, which wa._ hermetically scaled in tin bottles forty yearsv'n'go by Sir Richard Burton during his visit to Mecca in the disguise of a dervish, contained sixty-nine grains of chlorine to the gallon is ordinarily regarded as scarcely lit for human consumption. Moreover, in the case of 'the Zem- Zera well, it is believed that the chlor- .ine originates from the custom of pouring, water over the pilgrims and allowing 'it to run back into the Avell. The sacred witer was found to possoss an e-xtriicn-dinary degree of "hardness," Three vtimes as great as that of average-water. It is also held twenty times •asi liiiich ammonia nompouiids as drinking water should contain. No bacteria' were discovered, but this?is accounted for by the fact that the?water fiad remained for so long a time sealed up in entire darkness. Forty years of such confinement had completely', sterilized it, but the eh.jmieal impurities remained. W, L DOUGLAS $3 S H CIE GEHTLEMEH. $5, $4 and S3.5O Dress Shoe. S3.5O Police Shoe, 3 Soles. $2.50, $2for Workingmen. $2 and 81*75 for Boys, i LADIES AND MISSES,' $3, S2.6O $2. $1.76 /' CAUTION.—If any deale* offers you W. L. Donglo* ehoes at a reduced price, or says ho baa them without the name stamped on the bottom, put him ^ down as a fraud* • *^" ^_ / u&t?-'ffff(#»KmiiBfra^e^^. i ) •V W. L. DOUGLAS Shoes are stylish, easy fitting, and give bettes satisfaction at the prices advertised than any other make. Try one pair and be convinced. The stamping of W. L. Douglas' name and price on the bottom, which guarantees their value, saves thousands of dollars annually to- those who ^ear them. 1 Dealers who push the sale of W. L. Douglas Shoes gain customers, which helps to increase the sales on their full line of goods. They can afford to sell at a less profit/ and we believe you can save money hy haying* all yonr footwear of the dealer advoT" tiaed below. Catalogue free upon application. W. X. DOUGLAS. Brockton. Mafli. . For Salein Algon-,, by B. H. ANDERSON. I;' THE THE- ha.s a It is 6)ii4 that thin? cleviYoa IPQP^ ihe Qhavle.s' I,' granted to cpp,taiA \< vThe Right Kind of Boy. The merchant had arrived at his ofr flee a.*? early as 7 o'clock, and five minutes ti'ter lie got down to his desk a foxy-looking, bright faced boy came in The Merchant was reading, aud th.; boy -with his hat off, stood there expect antly, but saying nothing. At the end of tyvoj in'lniites he coughed slightly and '•Excujfe me, sir, but I'm in.a hurry." The merchant looked up: "Wliat-do you want?" he asked. "I want: a job, ; if you've got one for me," replied'the boy. "Oh, dp you?" snorted the merchant "Well, -\y1hat/are you in such a hurry about?"-i«5 - .'••'.: "I've go^to be, that's why," was the sharp response, "I left school yesterday evening to go to work, and I have not gofc^pnlaee yet; and I can't afford to be wnstllig time. If you can't do any thing fop me I'll skip. The only place where I«cau s,top long is in the place where tjliy pay me for-it. . The mS-chant looked at the clock. , "Wlieipcrm yau corne?" he asked, vi don't have to come," replied the youngster; "I'm here now, and I'd been at work.l^efore tills if you'd said so," Half ip hour later he was at it, ana lie's likely to liave a job as long as he wants it.» More Thnw His Shave, In the^Butninei' o£ 1S64, says a writer la the;v Southern JMvouue, several •R ounded officers and two or th'.-oe prti vtites w|W going up the yalley of Yir< took shflW for the night in a school- tense. |i' • it happened that }n tho course of the night afekunK found its way under tho floor, aM by and oy announced 4ts presenof aftej.- its well Known effective 'MOST POPULAR REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER OF THE WEST -Als 7 D HKS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION. Tl-^F^rVISS I=3"V IVI.A.IL—. DAILY/(without Sunday), $6.00 per year. DAILY (with Sunday), $8.00 per year. The Weekly Inter Ocean, per year, $i.oo f As a newspaper THE INTER OCEAN l:eeps abreast of the times in all respects. 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