The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 19, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 19, 1894
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tmnm w CHAPTER Jen.—(Continued.) 1 self made the medal on which the case 'He knows all about It; and he's got is B ? i ? to , de P? nd >. ^ If . I identify the the medal he wore away when he went off With his father." "Is his mother living? Does she rec* ognize him?" Yes, she's livin', and says the medal But she don't publicly Is genuine, own Joe." "Does not publicly recognize him? Does she acknowledge him at all?" "Sam Blake's lawyer—that's Clayton —says somebody's backing Joe, 'cause •Joe has no money; and Sam saj's it's Mrs. Blake. She's Jeff Blake's widcler, •and so the mother, of Joe." "Do you know what I am expected to testify?" • "No, sir; I do not. But Sam Blake says you will 'squelch this cussed pretender,' as lie calls Joe. And Squire • day ton—that's Sam's lawyer—says for me to say to you, he will be much obleeged if you will call on' him soon. as, convenient. Clayton's a gentleman,; sir, and it will be all right." After the .officer had left, Molier '•overhauled the things saved from tho fire, found .his wax impressions of the genuine medal still perfect; looked over the Sain Blakewell receipt, and prepared to go to Kentucky—talking RB usual to himself: "It's all coming out right—Joe will jfiot require a lawsuit. That's tho hotel •usher—stole the medal and found the memorandum—good story about the murder. and going to England— couldn't have happened better—save Joe the trouble. Strange, people should believe the fellow!—mother Icnows better; so does Sam. Time enough to tell Joe afterward." And so he talked on for. an hoxir, all *lie while making ready his small traveling trunk, laying his plans of procedure after he should reach Gray Sulphur Springs, and on the witness stand. He meant to tell the truth—it was not needful to do otherwise—but it might be best not to tell the whole truth. If he could save Sam Blake irom exposure ho'meant to do so; but -Toe's interest—which meant Vivette's interest—was to be paramount. Next morning, saying only to "Vivette that ho was going off on business and not saying where, and that lie might be away some time, he bade Ms daughter farewell,'gave her a partr ing kiss and left for Gray Sulphur Springs by stage coach via Lexington. At Lexington there got into the •coach, bound also for Gray Sulphur, a gentleman whom he found, by the \vay, to be a silversmith, formerly of Maysville, and the maker of the original medal worn by Joe. Molier had obtained this knowledge without •offering any information in return. Centlemen traveling alone in a stage •coach, having nothing else to do, must talk. No contrivance ever devised has such power of loosening the tongue as a journey by two in a stage coach. And only a man in a million is able to travel a hundred miles in that now antiquated vehicle without, in. some degree, "giving himself away." Old Charley Molier was that man in a million; but as he was anxious to knowi -what might be taking his fellow traveler to Gray Sulphur Springs at that •unseasonable time, he talked just enough to loosen fellow passenger. the tongue HIM." of his "Not much travel to the Springs this time o' year, I suppose?" said he, by s/y of opening a conversation. •*'Vepy little, indeed. Igoasawit- or J certainly should not be go> " was the reply. ^Ca,s.e of importance?" "Yes; case of much importance. about a good deal in our state. >'| am from Ohio. What is it abou$?" T^e stranger gave a pretty correct gownt Pf the pending p\j,U for possession, mid, incUpated that pjubjio septi ' pretty eyenly divided pn ^e medal produced as that made by me, 1 is thought that will settle the whole matter. I can do it, if it is the one I made." The only thing surprising to Molier in all this, was the indication that there was a strong public sentiment In favor of the pretender. - And he thought how fortunate it was that he could account for the genuine medal in the interest of its real owner. After some reflection he decided—as the other witness and himself would concur as to the medal—to announce that he himself was -a witness in the •same' case, as he supposed; but that just what was expected from him he did not certainly know. And so Old Charley pumped his companion and carefully watched his own words until the stage pulled up at Gray Sulphur Springs. There Molier found that the lawyer's residence and the county town were some miles off, and, willing to be away from, the Springs until Joe's final restoration, had himself conveyed to the county town, where he took quarters to await the day of trial. When he called' upon*- the attorney, Mr. Clayton, that gentleman received him with much show of cordiality, seated him in his private office and set before him wine, cigars and "some fine old copper-distilled whisky." ", Mr.' Clayton, I have tasted nothing stronger than water— except No. 0" (with a laugh), "in twenty years." "Have a cigar; Kentucky Spanish; you'll like them." "They are, no doubt, very fine, but I do not smoke. Light your own. cigar. It is not at all offensive." But Clayton did not light his own cigar. He began to suspect that the little old man with shaggy brows, broad shoulders, furtive eyes and collected manner was likely to prove somewhat inflexible; and he did not wish to be embarrassed with a cigar in the contest between native cunning and the craft of the experienced lawyer, which he thought he foresaw. "Mr. Molier," he began, "I requested your presence to learn just what you knew and would testify to about the case in which I have had you subpoenaed. There is no impropriety in your telling that in advance—as you will say nothing more on the witness stand; and you are too honorable a man and too intelligent, as I am glad to see, to receive or act upon any hints from me, even if I were disposed to offer any—which I am not," Molier bowed his assent to this preliminary stroke from the lawyer. "You ought to know something about the case, if you do not. Allow me to state." Then Clayton gave Molier a pretty full sketch of the Blake family history, the disappearance of Jeff and the boy Joe, and of the medal on the missing boy's neck; adding that the whole case might turn on the identity of that medal in establishing that of the pretended Joe Blake in his suit for possession. And then he said: "Now, my client, Mr. Samuel Blake, informs me that you probably know about that medal, and may help our case as a witness, Is that so?" Molier quietly took out his pocketbook, took from it Sam Blakewell's receipt for the medal, put his thumb over the last syllable of the signature, and, exhibiting the paper tlvus to Clayton, said: "That his signature?" "Yes." "You know his handwriting?" "Yes, perfectly." ' 'Please read that receipt then." And he handed it to Clayton. That gentleman was a good while looking at it. He knew the signature *was Sam's handwriting, and that he had falsified his own signature. But Sam had withheld or forgotten to give an account of this receipt, and Clayton thought best to consult his client without proceeding further, So he handed the paper back to Molier, thanked him, and asked if it would be too much trouble for him to call again next day. Meantime Sam Blake had been consulted. He told Clayton he had for- "1 fHsh yob cotddi But yoti can't do thftl*'~ - ' "Yes, I 6fttt—afttt will.*' "And Will Vbtt stop tber«? f » "if ytiu do fcot ask meQuestions 1 c ; ao"fc volunteer testimony." "Very good; you will, make an ifa telligent and useful witness! and 1 thank yoti tot coming without the prlof payment of fees." "But suppose the other side should subptfefla me also; What then?» "No danger of that, 1 trust." "They have already subpoenaed me." "Ydu don't say so! Whett> Mr. Mollei-?" "Last night." "Sad ybu any previous knowledge of them—or they of yqn?" "None whatever. The plaintiff's attorney — Coleman, . is it? —saw me come out of your office, and, as I suppose, learned my name and subpoenaed me at a venture.'* • "Colburn's just equal to that," said, Clayton with evident chagrin. "Ilis" case is desperate, and if he suspects that we do not get all the facts from yoti, but are trying to conceal. a part, they will examine you; otherwise not Mr. Molier" (smiling), "I fear you are a bad witness; we can not get along with you nor without you. But you have been very candid and we are much obliged." That ended all conference between them, and Molier returned to his hotel. Court week in Kentucky at that date —and to some degree at this—was a time of gathering of the people from all the country round about. Men came with business in court, or without business. They came to wa.tch the trial of other people's causes when they had none of their own. They came to "swap horses and stories," to have a scrub race, or to learn what was going on in tho county. [Daily papers ivere few and telegraphs not yet invented.] They gambled a little (some of them), "just for sport." They sampled each other's and the bar- ceeper's "old copper-distilled;" and in ;he present instance, they discussed old Tom Blake's estate, his will, his son Sam, his daghter-in-law, "Jeff Blake's widder," and the suit in behalf of the claimant. Many of the older men remembered. "Little Joe,?'at the Springs, and thought that they now recognized him in. the present claimant. This class ' was surprisingly numerotis. Others had known the boy, and swore outright this fellow was a fraud. Molier heard this talk about the hotel where he stopped, and was sur- YOUSG PBOJPEB Aliothef thing every boy ought to know is how to restore a hnlf-drowutii compnlon to consciousness and life. Boys go In swimming in groups usually, and If one goes beyond the depth or becomes exhausted, it is an easy matter often for another boy to effect a rescue. When he has got the nppar* ent lifeless body to the water's edge, however, death has more than once followed because nobody knew the right thing to do and no doctor was within quick' reach. Here are a few simple rules timt any boy or girl of twelve or fourteen can understand, and which should bo carefully .rend over itnd learned. It may mean a life some day, boys—your's or another's. Drowning, you know, is suffocation, the lungs fill with water and there Is no room for air. So the first thing Is to turn tho body on its face, and then by rolling It. back and forth over anything which will lift the chest off the ground, spill out as much water from the mouth and nose as possible. A barrel Is a good thing, but a barrel is not on every shore, and another boy's buck held In the leap-frog position will do. Then put the finger down tho throat and try to get out more water. If tho unconscious boy still shows no signs of gotten the receipt; but as it only showed the purchase of a medal and chain, it would, perhaps, be best to acknowledge it. "When Molier returned next morning to Clayton's ofRce the contest of cunning was renewed. "Mr, Blakp eavs be wrote that receipt, and that be bought a me<Jal and chain from you." "Silver jneda.1 and chain?" inquired silver medal." And paid 6fty dpllars for it?" said "You need pp.t pffer that receipt; $ve ii— _sj_ i ^ jjpthing pf it, 1 " swear $h ft t tt«j nje^al >wwtwmi% MOWER WENT OUT. prised. The whole country appeared to be interested in the approaching trial and to have taken sides concerning it. The younger men as a rule -sided with Sam Blake, and believed the claimant to be an impostor; but those among the older men who thought they recognized "Little Joe" in the claimant were from the very best class of society. Especially was this true oi old Judge Crane, who was ready to swear point blank to the claimant's identity. Ho had been subpoenaed, and his testimony was, by all, admitted to be important'. :(TO BE CONTINUED.) Married Under Dlffluultioa. When the Delaware river runs high in the neighborhood of Port Jervis, crossing it is a matter of some difficulty. In the early days when Port Jervis was a frontier settlement, and Parson Van Benschoten ministered to the Reformed Dutch of the bailiwick, he was once called upon to marry a young couple under very trying circumstances. The stream was so high and so rapid that to "skiff" across it was impossible. But the young people were bound to be married, and the parson was not loth to obtain the marriage fee. He appeared on one bank, and the young couple on the other—the best they could do. The parson's stentorian voice resounded amid and above the rushing of the water, as he proceeded with the marriage service, and at last pronounced his young friends "man and wife." As he saw them turn gaily away and begin to mount the opposite bank he roared out: "I say! you can leave the money at Hawkins'^ breathing, arllliclal respiration or imitation of breathing should be begun. This is a very simple thing to do when you have once learned how. Put tho boy on his back with a couple of jackets made into a roll aud put tinder him to raise his chest up, with head hanging over as in the picture. Then kneeling at the head bring the boy's elbows almost together just below the chost. Prass firmly and count two,then bring out the arms to form a circle, bringing them together again above the head and count two more. Mack again to the chest, pressing ilrni- ly, and counting two each time, keeping hold of tho boy's arms all of the time just below the wrist. Keep this up constantly till tlio boy begins to gasp. One boy can relievo another, as the motion is tiresome, but bo ctireful tho next boy begins Just whore the other left off so as not to interfere with the movements. Don't be discouraged If no signs of life appear after long working. Hours of artificial Wreathing Imvo sometimes be;;u passed before the natural breathing returned. Of course, this knowledge will only be needed in cases where the doctor or other persons skillful in reviving tho drowned is at, hand, but every boy should practice the movements till ho is confidant aiid tlion, if called upon in an emergency, if he cool and keep his wits about him he may have that highest of all .privileges—tho saving of a human life. Slrrnh, the Scotch Sheen Dos?. You often hoar a great; deal about dogs destroying sheep; and some persons would like to'kill all the dogs in tho country. That is very foolish, bo- cause the dog is really the ''sheep's best friend, and if, instead of hating dogs, each farmer would get a good one to look after his flock, they would bo quite safe; he would not let any strange bad, fierce dog hurt tho sheep that were in his charge. Such a brave and faithful animal was Sirrah. He lived in Scotland a good many years ago, a collie- of the best and purest breed, aud as handsome as he was intelligent. He had a „ French Idiomn, Mr, Lowry is a newspaperman, with a moderate income and one child, a boy of 11 or 12 years, Like most newspaper men, perhaps, Mr. Lowry believes that the modern languages have not had their rightful place in the minds of educators. JJe is determined that his boy shall have some acquaintance with at least French and German. To this end he is already sending aim to a French master, ,who gives him three lessons a week, and is accustomed to be paid every Monday. Last week Mr. Lowry found his finances somewhat depressed and s,ent Henry to his lesson without the usual bank' note. That evening the ambitions father 4id as he always dpes—looked ovev the tioy's. exercise; and this is what he found Henry doing hie best, to put into Parisian French; "I have po money.•' The week is up. w. yon »p wonejjj;? JJas yowy.father The Sheep Dog'. beautiful white frill and tho clearest most honest and affectionate haael eyes. Now Sirrah held a post of great re- spoiislbiHty, He had to take wire pf the lambs, Not of a few lambs, a dojsen or so, but of seven hundred. Tust think how hard it'would bo to count seven hundred lambs! But that w»s what h<5 had to do. He was expected to keep watch of oil and not lose one. One very dark stormy- night tho sheep managed to break out of tho fold. No one kneW'Wlwt started them, but thoy followed oaoh other, as sheep will, being very stupid animals, and before midnight the fold was empty and the eheep and lanibs were scattered, iji three separate parties over tho wide raugo of hills. The shepiierd call"ed Sirrah, who was sleeping after working hard all day, and started off with his wen. It was pitch dark and they could not ?ee the dog, but he knew Ms dnty a,nd starte4 0$ to look toy b|s laitibs, .while the me» jfefl «irt»ht fef Slffatt Jtfltf Ws eftfflfg, eat »b trite etf them was f* fitf Sees All higM tecrwafidefea df ef tbd lulls till flnall.v tfifty ttitrn-ea toward iibmtf In despair, having teadg tt« thelf tBftt the lambs -wer^ nil" lost AM ttntt they should »evef find them alive, for 1 there were many steep pre«lpl<res and places whefe they might all have fallen off and been killed. It was now getting light. The sfafep herd ahd his men wore going slowly ftnd sadly along when as &ejF Passed a deep hollow nmcttig the hills they heai-d a bark. They looked down and saw some lambs and the dog ih front looking found for help, but still at Ws post. Then they did not feel tired any more, but ran down the side of the hill, and Sifrnh was glad enough to see them. He cnme a little way to meet his master attd the look of care and re' spoiiRlblltty left his face. Not one Intnb of the wlmie seven hundred was tnlssltitf, but hew they had ever bcett got there, how the dog. all alone in the black darkness, had ever managed to get them all together and then to bring them safely down the sides of the deep hollow, no one cotila over tell. Sirrah had bofii all alone from mid- msht tin punrlsn. He had no "tine to help him, and yet all the shepherds of tho hills could not have done the same In so short a time, Pitta in Kind.- Some of tho traditions about Oka resemble closely some of our own current stories and traditions; but they grow up quite independently, and only show how the human mind everywhere has kindred thoughts. One of these relates how a greedy man was paid in kind. He was the keeper of what we should call an oyster house, except that in Japnn cols nre the luxury that correspond to oysters with us. Next to this eel house lived a poor widow who was not able to buy fish or vegetables to eat with her rice, and-It .was''her custom after supper to stand ID front of the eel housu and sniff the copious and luscious odors that hung about the premises. It seemed to do her, she thought, almost as much good as the real eels would have done. By and by the greedy master of the eel house noticed her habit of enjoying the odors of Ills kitchen, and determined to get pay for the benefit he conferred. So he summoned her before Oka, and demanded that she should be made to pay"What: do,you value the eols at?" said Oka—"the eels that furnished her these odors?" "I make ft 5 dyo," said tho plaintiff, somewhat surprised at gaining his cause so easily. "Well," said Oka to tho widow, "I shall luivo to make you give mo this 5 ryo, for there Is no (Joubt that you owe him some compensation for whBt you have received." And tho poor widow reluctantly took from her purse the 5 ryo, almost, the last of her savings, and humbly placed it before the mngistnite. Tho greedy plaintiff stretched out his liaud to tako it, but Oka sternly bade him to wait. "Let me take tho money," he said, "and do you listen carefully." Then Oka lifted the llvts silver coins, jingled them In his hand, and dropped them on tho ground again in front of tl*o widow. "Now, sir," he said to the astonished plaintiff, "bo off! You in your greed wanted payment for the odors that floated out of your kitchen, though this poor womnn never ate a single eel. Now you nre paid. The odor of your eels is exchanged for the Round'of,her money." The Xcwdtuntlltiml Dog. The Newfoundland dog takes his name from the island Avhere ho Is supposed to have originated. Many, however, believe that tho Norsemen, who discovered America in 1000, introduced this dog in Newfoundland. He is by some classified among the wolf dogs while others on account of his largo pendulous ears, say that he should not belong to this lamily, but that he and the St. Bernard should occupy a place ,by themselves. The Newfoundland, since his introduction in England, has improved In appearance, and is now larger and heavier. In Newfoundland and.Labra- dor theso dogs are used, as beasts of burden, drawing considerable loads of wood and provisions on sledges, Their feet nre partially webbed, and there fore they are most excellent water dogs. The sceat is not strong, and as the dog Is slow and clumsy, lie is not valuable to the hunter, except as a re< trlevcr when speed Is not required. In tho land of Newfoundland this dog is almost totally, black, but the English variety nre usually black, and white, As a watch-dog tho Newfound-' Inrd Is only second to the mastiff, Ho is amiable to children and small dogs. Kept in confinement he often gets cross and ill-tempered, and filets at those for whom he has previously shown the greatest regard. Where a dog cannot be allowed to run, and must bfj chained uiv the Now* foundland should not be kept. This dog is a great llfe-snver, and by instinct will jump into the water to save even an enetoy from drowning. . Ants' Cow*. Do you know that ants nave cows, from which they draw milk? You con see the cows' if you look for them. Sometimes you will see the ants running up and down a small bush, You may worider what they are doing. Look closely at the bush and you will see a number of green bugs on the leaves. These are the plant lice, or tho tints' cows/' TJxe ants run about among the bugs, ^touching them with' their feelers. an,d' seeming very happy indeed. They are milking their oows when they do this. Ants keep other insects besides the plant louse, which they feed aud'ara kind to, and theh; prisoners aaimi contented. Sojnctljiaea they 'keep „«,• large blin4 beetle, which Is »p.veiv,^yioj(ve v d to leave their cell. They b,pipg { .4jt g^oh food op it uegfls, oM kln/lly. put the 8ftwe mouVh'.' The"beefte, < fl careful attention 1 ,"'thr( bqdy.a fluid'Whlth tUa oft-'wi 'Which' they 11 " 1 - »t S&A Aiitflettrf in im&'vm tsslonsr^ Scltddif little thing, and §6 the teaehefr that visit fagr IB her htftee, sh« I the child oVeFshadewtd %# the *6f of he? apttfoadfafng, As a ba% shu had beett I , btlt, according to dilstbtfi site in her fathers hotise tilt 12; then ehe was ta ba takSfi her 6wtt people and gi her husband, a hideous deformed, his fade scarred with , ease.of bad ehafadtef and ndtbrlettsiyM n given to drink. ,', >-. tho ahila was terrified of Mm, att£ he derived a ghonl'like pleasure • from hef teffof$ used to jump at h§r<'r; in the dark, make faces at"her,And* tola her that once really married t*£ hltn, and in his home, he and his old , mother would make shaft work of" her beauty with a red-hot "fork, s» that it would soon be difficult to choose between their two faces. At last the fatal day arrived. The miusionary's heart ached for the lit* tie friend she was unable to help, and as she Went about her work she prayed that God might save his hapless oreatue. At noon the child's mother burst into the house. "Nahomt is dead, 1 * she cried, and the two women hur* ried to her home. There wrs Nahomi, lying stiff and cold on the floor, 3 looking very slim and childish in her bridal dress and smooth, flower- crowned head. It appeared she had spent the morning in .restless agony of antitti- , • patlon, that, to quiet her, her miser* ' iblp mother had beaten her, and that afterward she had fallen into an • apathy of dispatr. She had washed her little person and her hair, had braided it neatly, • liad put on her bridal gown, had' . decorated herself with flowers and , lewolry, and then had gone quietly .nto the yard behind the house, where a datura tree nung Its great white trumpets against the blue sky, dug up and ate a little of its poison- ms root, and then crept back into hor home, where she now lay. cold, stark—free. MEANT THE SAME THING. Old ETOU Coinplnlut (Juito the Sumo, When Given In Bostonoso. Tho man had groaned so c ^o. and. coughed so loud that every one In the car was interested, and one sympathetic passenger inquired: ' "Got the grip?" "No; bronchitis." "Bron which P" "Bronchitis." "Oh!" There was a spell of silence. The sufferer was from Boston—that was avidont because ho emphasized the "i" in bronchitis in a way that left no doubt. No one among the passengers dared tackle the complaint until a series of deeper groans and coughs aroused them to a sonso of their duty. "I've had browncrooters myself, but I s'poso them is different," said tho man with the carpet-bag; "hed 'em bad, but I took yarb tea for mine, and it cured me all-fired quick." "Brongetua ain't a clrcumstanoa fco rheumatism," began another man, but ho was interrupted. "Are you talking about bronkeo- tusP" If it's anything like what I had when I was—" "Try mustard inside," suggested, another. "I've had bronohoatus till you couldn't rest and it always cured me." "'Tain't our kind of broncbotus the gentleman's got at all, is it pard?" "No," said the Boston man wearily, as he closed his eyes and wished ho was dead. "There, I told you so, didn't IP L'oor man. There ain't any help for bronkytus on this y earth," and the sympathetic passenger wound up his watch to hide his feelings. Wooden food, "Did you ever hear of wood be{nj» used for foodP" inquired Araion L Vanderquate of Pensaoola, Fla. "I traveled rather extensively through, Siberia a few years ago and found that among the natives along (be Northern coast wood in a, oei'tuiu, iorm is a most common and constant article of diet, The natives eat it because they like it. Even - wh&n. fish are plentiful it usually formg a, part of the evening meal, »s ntany cleanly stripped arch logs near every hut testify. These people know by experience that the fact of their eating wood arouses the sympat of strangers, and shrewdly use it excite pity and obtain gifts and tobacco. They sprape pff layers immediately under the oj the log, and shopping it fine .mi it with snow, It is then boiled kettle. Sometime? a little fish, milk, or butter u mixed witb •St, Lpuis Giobe-Peujoprat. Itoe way It gjtraote aim, A young fellow having been i by one of the recruiting sergejajntg who haunt the precincts of, tho « " Uqnal gallery whether he wished, ^ ,.„. list in ft Scottish regiment' replidh j''H •*JJot I, I'd rather go into »lmi&3$!9 enlist in a,, the gevgetwti. feel Jft^},' a,t -I tio Asylum regiment," "Weil," said nae doubt

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