The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 21, 1897 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 21, 1897
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TM1 '", "' r ' •* * •• 7« »- •*]?• 'i * - '>^-'tf f ^ *" BE8 M01NMS! BY MOO- ttlf EftMAt tflNAL PfigBS ASSOCIATION PART it YOU pei rsuade Richard, think very carefully, of the missing finger joint, littow how many people into all sorts of did yoti notice the Tell me, )( your mind"Bless the man Uke '" i ' 8 1 said. "One would I tell you there ^ thent I am ashamed to con- It but I put the photo in tm . __i i-«,.n-/u nil nbout it nr tos until I ito likeness to make sure. even kr tlldn t 'To me Take your there was a printed descrlp- , ,, nf mo foot, nor that any member SwaXlni. Wound itBrand! •m not such a duffer as you think. 'Brand did not retaliate. He turned ,„ hi* friend and said gravely ihe matter is inexplicable. T m course as I promised you should. Ti,on he sat down, looking dellclously ^fallen, and wearing the dlscon- entcd expression always natural to Him when worsted In argument. It was now Carriston's turn. He ,,lied me with many questions. in £ I gave him the whole history of my adventure. "What kind of house la «•>" he asked. -Better than a cottage-scarcely a A place, I should think cidedly as a general giving orders just before a battle. ] 1 could not see how Brand expressed his feelings upon hearing this order from our commander—I know I shrugged my shoulders, and. If I said nothing, I thought a deal. The present situation Was alt very well for a strongly interested party like Carriston, but.' he could scarcely expect others to relish the prospect of waiting, it might be for hours, under that comfortless i hedge, We were all wet to the skin, ' and, although I was extremely anxious to eee the end of the expedition, and find poetical justice meted out to my late host, Carriston's Fabian tactics lacked the excitement I longed for. Brand, in spite of his disapproval of he whole course of action, was better off than I was. As a doctor, ho must lave felt sure that, provided he could survive the exposure, ho would secure along in y&iit rascality comfortably, so far as I am concerned." He was very ungrateful-so ntuch so that my desire to kick him was intensified, t should not like to swear 1 did not to a slight degree yield to the temptation. 1( "Push a handkerchief in his mouth, cried Brand suddenly. "A lady is coining." With right, good will 1 did as the doctor suggested. Just then Carriston returned. I doh t want to raise home tempests, yet I must say he was accompanied by the most beautiful creature my eyes havo ever lighted upon. True, she was pale as a Illy—looked thin ahd delicate, and her face bore traces of anxiety and sufferiiig--but for all that she was beautiful—too beautiful for this world, I thought, as I. looked at her. She was clinging in a half-frightened, half-con^ flding way to Carriston, and lie—happy fellow!—regardless of our presence, was showering down kisses on her sweet pale face. Confound It! 1 grow rjuito romantic as I recall the sight of those lovers. A most curious young man. that Carriston. He came to us, tho lovely girl on his arm, without showing a trace lOWA^ SMUDGE FANNY LIVES IN THE PbftEST A Fotttthfc Start* !>*• Alone, Ml»* C*6ac1tcr lto»ost*ntt tthcl Lite* *0* Alone ii» this ftee fdfcst Letter.) the midst dense pine the old military wagon road about five miles from the city of Superior, iti of a forest and hidden front the view of travelers by a cluster of towering, sentinel- like ilrs, stands a quaint old log cab, which has been for eighteen years -ind is now, the home of an eccen lie and most interesting feminine ch«ac- came kn»*n among the a& ft "suckef," and the lumber that didn't have the money often b«- t owed it to get into a little same with Fannie. They were usually successful. But after a time her luck began td change. Then came a period of the nibst extraordinary success that ever befell a poker ftlayeh Some said she cheated, but they watched her close y and discovered nothing. Others said she was bewitched, btit all respected her and agreed that sho was a great Two ftwikttr WHA*;$<i from Aipiif Iowa, T'*£om th6 Ettrefeft, AfiftfttOflft* * 0 ^^ r «i£$ A HftttfVf'frpf' ttf tfco AtlAnflOSft limreitft ^rL^ K S5» t>oifi t'ftntrtti. hftvlntf-knowtt that Mr. Palo player and ah exceptionally good "bluffer." She had accumulated $10,000 at one time, but there came another change, and again she was looked upon as a "sucker." Although she had lost every cent of her accumulations, she did not want for backers, and in six months thereafter she was wortn $6,000, She Was always willing to bet to her limit, and at one time was ra she had with mtusnaiiereuum>o=*^-•.---»,„ .^Hfcgfti - in two fresh patients. However, we made no protest, but waited for eveijta to develop themselves. and had been asked Car- mc there with a few miserable acres of bad land e longing to it. One of those wretched little holdings which arc simply cursos io the country." * . He made lots of other inquiries, the mirnort of which I could not. then divine He seemed greatly impressed when I told him that the man had ever for a moment left me alone He shot a second glance of triumph at Brand, who still kept silent, looked as if all the wind aken out of his sails. "How far is the place?" vietou. "Could you drive after dark?" .. At this question the doctor returned to life "What do you mean to do. He asked his friend. "Let ns have no- nonsense. Even now I feel sure that Fcnton is misled by some chance resemblance •" . "Deuce a bit, old chap," I said. -Well whether or not, we needn't do foolish things. We must go and swear information and get a search warrant, and the assistance of the police The truth is, Richard," he continued, turning to me, "we have reason to believe, or 1 should say Carriston persists In fancying that a frieuu ..* ,.,.. !,„„ r™. snmA time been kept m touch. No V. OH15 than half an hour went by. I was growing numbed and tired, and beginning to think that we were making asses of ourselves, when I heard, the rattle oC a chain, and felt Carriston give my arm a warning doubt my late boat had of his recent excitement. "bet UH &o now," he said, as calmly as if he had been taking a quiet evening drive. Then he turned to me. "Do you think. Mr. Fontou. you could without, much trouble get the dog cart up to the house?" ] said J. would try to do so. about these people? tor. Her real namff is unknown strange to say, never has Juring her eighteen years In this section of the country ago she was anrt, YcaM ag known all over be head a? the lake region as Fannie Ci oache the homesteader. She came h«e man named Croacher Penni * " i man name n vanla and resided with him for ;a to* months at the old Superior house was supposed She to be the old gentte-. but aftorhisdesenion nj IL\JI **ii**vj »»« — — known to haVo staked $3,000 oh a pali ot deuces, compelling her opponent to lay down a full house. Her fortune grew steadily year after year, and in the spring of 1893 she was supposed to he worth about $15,000. The common wage lumberman had almost ceased to call at her home, but the. professional card players of Milwaukee, Chicago. Minneapolis and other western cities had determined to secure a slice oE her snug little fortune, and they did succeed, by forming a combination that spring, in reducing her limit to $7,000 takrathefn, but I take them and all of «y V.-Vouk, l0 wl h tTaVol a good deal looking , in i cviuvtue *»•«•" • , A year later she -came In contact a party of fishermen from Chicago. beforo I feel us'good them a contemptu- made sure that his new door fastenings wero equal to a stronger test than that to which 1 had subjected .the former ones, so we were wise in not attempting to carry his castle by force. The door opened and closed again. I saw the feeble glimmer of a, lantern moving toward the outhouse in which my horse had been stabled. I hoard a slight rustling in the hedge, and, stretching out my arm. found that Car riston had left my side. In the absence of any command from him I did not follow, but resumed the old occupation—waiting. "But what asked Brand. Carriston gave ous glance. "Leave them alone," he said; "they are but tho tools of another—him I cannot touch. Let us go." "Yes, yes. But why not verify our suspicions while we can?" Just like Brand! He's always wanting to verify everything. In searching for the key AVC had found some papers on our prisoner. Brand examined them, and handed to Carriston an envelope which contained what appeared like banknotes. Carriston glanced at it. "The handwriting is, of course, disguised." he said carelessly, "but the postmark shows whence it came, it is as I always told you. You agree with me now?" "I am afraid I must," said Brand, humbly. "But we must do something Him and took up her residence upon a Homestead tract of land. Always aftei 3 he objected to any men ion of tho name'Croacher and requested that ac 1U aintances call her just plain Fannie Gradually time relieved her of. the LJlUUUilli^ v.. .l,..,|._,1 n hated appellation and substituted a and the lady relieving iv/i* jjv*.*--.-—~ - 1,4- of his has for some time been kept durance by the man whom you say you ''"SkeTy enough," I said. "He looked villain enough for anything up to murder." ' , "Anyway," said Brand, "we^must do "vcrythlng according to law." "Law! I want no law," answered Carriston. "I have found her as I Knew I ehoiild find her. I shall simply fetch her, and at once. You can come with me or stay here, as you like, doctor, but I am afraid I must trouble your friend to drive me somewhere near the place ho speaks of." Foreseeing an adventure and great fun-moreover, not. unmoved by thoughts of revenge-I placed myself entirely at Carriston's disposal. Ho expressed his gratitude and suggested that we should start at once. In a few minutee we were ready and mounted the .dog cart. Brand, after grumbling loudly at the whole proceeding, finished up by following us, and installing himself In tho back seat, Carriston placed a parcel he carried inside the cart, and away we went, It was now nearly dark, and raining very heavily. I had my lamps light- fid, so we got along without much dir- liculty. The roads wero deep with mud; but by this time tho snow had been pretty nearly washed away from everywhere. I don't make a mistake In a road twice, so In due course we reached the scene of my upset. Hero 1 drew up. , . "The house lies about five hundred yards up the lane," I told Carriston; "sve had better get out here." "What about the horse?" asked Brand, , "No chance of any one passing this way on such a night as this, HO let us put out the lamps and tie him UP somewhere," We did so, then struggled on afoot until we saw tho gleam oC light which In a few minutes the light of the lantern reappeared; the bearer stood on the threshold of v the house, while I wondered what Carriston was doing. Just as the door was opened for the boor's readmittance, a dark figure sprang upon him. I beard a fierce oath and cry of surprise; then the lantern flew out of the man's hand, and he and Ins assailant tumbled struggling through the narrow doorway. ^ "Hurrah! the door is won, anyway! I shouted as, followed closely by the doctor, I jumped over tho hedge and rushed to the scene of the fray. Although Carriaton's well conceived attack was so vigorous and unexpected th about this man," be continued. Hereupon Carriston turned to our prisoner. "Listen, you villain," ho said. "I will lot. you go scot-free if von'breathe no word of this to your them of $10,000 within a week's time. Ttiey accused her of cheating ana threatened to raid the place providing she did not refund the amount of her winnings', but a Colt's dexterously brandished satisfied the gentlemen that card playing was not the sole achievement invoked by their hostess lu the matter of getting along in tho j only person in this vicinity who lae. Yes, we , hand tor immediate use.; Sworn :nco C. M< BuowJJ, - 1 Peace, endorsement is tha If ,,.at the man went down under it; although our leader utilized the advantage" he had gained in a propor and laudable manner, by bumping that, thick bullet head as violently as he could against tho Hags on which it lay, I doubt if, after all, he could have done his work alone. The countryman was a muscular brute and Carriston but a stripling. However, our arrival speedily settled the question. '"Bind him!" pantod Carriston; there is cord in my pocket." He appeared to have come quite prepared for con- employer for the next fortnight he learns from you what has happened before that time, I. fiwear you shall go to penal servitude. Which do you choose?" I pulled out the gag, and it, is needless to say which the fellow chose. Then I went off and recovered the horse and cart. I relighted the lamps, and with some difficulty got the dog cart up to the house. Carriston must have exactly anticipated the events o£ the night. The parcel he hail brought: vlth him contained a bonnet and a, thick warm cloak. His beautiful friend was equipped with these; then, leavinr the woman of the house to untie her husband at her leisure and name condition. Fannie FANNIE CROACHER. that better suited her fancy and *au« 4n Queer is the name under which she now lives, but occasional* an old acquaintance excites her ire W politely saluting "Miss Croacher Fannie Queer is one of the Bhrewd *t card players that ever sat at the table round. She has fought many a desperate battle of chance with men m all stations of. life. She lias won an lost claims to know anything about the past history of this mysterious person is a colored woman known as Aumy Grant, who now resides at Superior. She claims to know that Miss Queer- was tho daughter of a wealthy Philn- delphian, who camo west on a tour of speculation and brought his daughter with him. In Superior he became infatuated with a married woman ana left with her for the east without saying good-bye to the daughter. iho girl's mother had died the year previous, so that there was no loving relative left to give her comfort or to guide her. She wrote home for money to travel east with, and received a check for ?500, with instructions to remain west and shift for herself. She did so, and the eighteen years ol lite a pine claim has been the result. TniittQ I JtillUuV* JM.J.O* .uvfi* *•* « -v i\ vn vpars old and for the last twenty years S^nirohas boSn-tcrribly afflicted with an a most unbearable headache. It was not a ±tmuous nclio, but camo on periodtoa y. rnntinuous nclio, and whSJi "ho had one of theso spoils hot . advertised u a.d thresult haboeu t U3solutely wondoXl Her headache is cured and she wid hoVhusband arc loud in tho praiso of Pink Pilta and keep them constantly on t Mrs Bell's cuso of headache) was well known. bv all her neighbors owin g to its severity, and her euro is equally well known. Mrs. Bell says sho will be glad to send particu- - hot- case to anyone desiring on A Vouthful Journalist (New York Letter.) Mr Foster Coates, the editor of the Commercial-Advertiser, which we believe is about the oldest newspaper in New York, is still a young man, " ' regarding hot- case to anyone On'tho 18th day of April, appeared before mo Walter. F. Lake, to mo personally Swwn and "swears that the above statement Tvas react to Mr. Boll, and ho said the facts ness marveled the card sharks pleasure, away we started, the doctor sitting by me, Carriston and the lady behind. We iieaa i"<^ ,^m* «- ~- - _t,,,.t in with whom she had come In contact, invariably prevailed over discourage- Her course differed from the of the professional gambler, she if) a rich woman, meut. usual one and to-day loniTaVa journalist that he may bo said to be fairly entitled to a long, gray beard. But he began early, and he got forwardness in ue . , Subscribed and sworn to beforo mo this 18111 W B^nf Justice of tho Peace. Dr Williams' Pink Pills a con- lonsed form, all the olements necessary to rivo new life and richness to tho blood and Store shattered nerves. They are an im• there" •amnKspeuiuu •«- ^—disenscsusloconiotov ax a partial paralysis. St. Vilus' dance, ciatlco, neuralgia, rheumatism,, nervous etulaclo, the after effects of la grippe, paJ T 1 ?. lu il u . O ' f tho heavt) pain and sallow corn- just managed from C- to catch the Not feeling last train as to what form inquiries might sure take tomorrow, I thought it better to go up to town with my friends, HO, as we passed through Midcombc, I stopped, mid my bill, and gave instructions for luggage to be. forwarded to me. was Though as- of people, j U U11A2 ,1*1 *_,,£..*»* -'— - iiij 4 v»nra-~ rj . ,,..-. White Carriaton still em- I By six o'clock the next morning-we ilneencies. ..— , braced his prostrate foe, and Brand, to j wero a ll in London, facilitate matters, knelt on his shoulder sat on his head, or did something useful 1 drew out from the first pocketri tried a nice length of half inch ino and had the immense satin!action of Bussing up my scowling friend in a most workmanlike manner. Ho ims have fplt those turns on his wrist foi T.V- afterward. Yet when we were (TO BE COSTISUBII.I days afterward at last at liberty to rise and leave him Sing helpless on his kitchen fleor I considered I exercised groat self-de- nialin not bestowing a few kicks upon he swore at us in his broadest 13,11 U tu-u«j M *.« -•* ii-i though still engaged in the card business and living a life of seclusion, with ?ho wolves and other wild animals of the forest as neighbors. Fannie is 35 years of age, but ie- talns the beauty for which she — noted eighteen years ago. qociated with all classes principally of the masculine gender during her long residence in the wilderness, and experiencing many of. the ps and downs and hardships and in- onveniences usually attendant upon i backwoods life, Miss Queer Is not ,nly a disciple of modesty, but is rec- ognised at the head of the lake as he possessor of thoroughbred man- and as an intelligent, thorough muy , with 'perhaps the one faillng- that from which she has derived tho little fortune which is supposed to bo away where the eye of man can somewhat wrong impression to those who do not know Mr. Coates, who really is young enough and handsome enough to meet the standard fair Rosalind, in the play, set up for the man who could please her. It is likely, that Mr. Coates values his receipt M)y addressing Dr. Wi •Jainpany, Schonectady. N. Williams' Y. however, ners him, as the comfort v '£a7 0 far in a way w ; hich under circumstances, was no doubt a con t0 We m scarcGly noticed the man's wife while we rendered her husband helpless! As we entered she attempted to fly out, TurnlnK Diamonds Into Elementary chemistry teaches us that as far as the nature of the substance composing them is concerned, there is almost no difference between a brilliant white diamond and the blacl ^ _ graphite forming the core ot a lead- upon , t except b y her own eiicil Both are simply forms of car- | .„ „,,„.„ „ i,,.mietta. always neatly Sou and if we could readily turn one into the other, the diamond would cease to rank as the king of gems. In fact verv minute diamonds have recently boon made in this way by MonsUnu Molssan.the French chemist. Graphite can be dissolved in molten iron, and iron cools the graphite performing this particular man- liUWW»v*i *»»...., youth only because it as.sures him good time in which to acquire new distinctions, and his looks, merely that they help him to opportunities for further occupations. .Among the men of his profession he enjoys a well-merited popularity, and among the women- well the women are not saying anything against him. If the fairies did not preside when he was born then he must have inherited good gifts from his forebears in the ordinary way. But ho has made no ordinary use of either gifts or opportunities to have thus, at * t _ «. rf^l- ™ n»n IT rl Qolm'rtfl r.fJ an age which Thackeray declared to when the. crystallizes. By operation in a ner, which has described in this heretofore been column, Monsioui woman sat on tn« uour and rocked her- S tor°some moments, while recovering his breath, Carrislon stood and p lively glared at WB prostrate foe. t he found words. Where is she? Where la the key, , noun*?" be thundered out, stoop- over the fellow enough, now can At had been no welcome to me two nights ^^ ft v j olen co which did before. It was about as 'dark as pitch; but, guided by the light, we went on until we stood in front of the house, where a turf bank and a dry hedge hid us from Mght, although QU such a night we had little feay of our presence bein e discovered. "What do you mean to do o. n n< As he received no answer save,n!e unfeloidable expressions above, mentioned, we unbuttoned the wretch's Mols-an gets microscopic crystals, not of Shite, but of diamond. Curiously that, wo know how 0 „„.. be turned into diamond, also'been discovered that diamond can be changed into graphite, This is effected by placing a diamond ' exhausted Crookes tube. In such a u,oe it is believed that invisible molecules of matter are continually darting about, ami these molecules pro- Suco a ceaseless bombardment on the Saci of the diamond. After a time « e effect becomes visible in a black stain or crust, covering the diamond, On examination this is found to be composed ot graphite. in an a tube Madeline! I come, rushed out leaving Gentleman-"Hus your b?" horse goou cabby? per. ( 'You can't break into the ,---- -- , iaoner8i Carriston said nothing fov a minute, P» »J" e ut lt> , ind then came then I te» Wra place WB band °n '"V I Bhoyildev, "Are there any Uovses, any about tUe place?" he aeked, i toW Urn I thought that my rejoiced, to the PQseess.lpn oj > cows ^ ^™ 0 $^'I •«*, «™°* J Slv with the too of my boot, ers? Well, I should say BO, guv 'B ftte't moved from this blessed for five hours,"~Fu.n, but not lavishly .dressed, and tho long black hair that depends from a knot on the back of her well-formed head is the only feature not modern about her make-up. When she located upon the homestead claim, her object in so doing was to acquire the timber standing there, on which she was told would bring not less than $4,000. During the period of five years which she was required by the government to remain upon the claim she came in contact-with many residents of Superior, besides hundreds of me'n employed Jn the pine forests surrounding her home She earned to play nearly every curd game that was over invented and learned to play them well; but she never played for money, because she had but little money to play with, until ope even- inc a young woodsman who had received his pay tor a season's work, happened that way with a number of friends and requested lodging for the night. Situated as she was on a well- traveled road In tho center of logging operations, she bad made a practice of supplying food and lodging to travelers and deriving considerable inline therefrom, This young man in. question with his friends, was cprdlally received on a raw March nigbt, and, to pass away tho time, a game ot cards was Played. It was poker fov money, and the young l^V w » s » n °vice, - a» apt scbplaf %n$ ft 1v Pf ' SELF-EVIDENT FACTS. No one looks for good fruit on a bad ree. Nothing can make our joy full but he joy of Christ. Christ is aways on trial in a Chrisian mother's life. Tho only way we can move without lelp from God is downward. God's power is all against the man rho is not willing to do right. If anybody has reason to be happy all he year round it is the Christian, Christ was crucified by men who con-, ijdered themselves holler than he. The day is surely coming when they, bat hate the righteous shall be ' a.te. _____„.. Boii't Telia™ Si>U and SuwH >« ur urt! To qulttobttooo easily and forever, be. uwg- d^toi^^^u^^- 3= Serlliig Kemody Co., Chicago or New Yoik. Balzac, that wonderful btuaont of femi- ,lno nature,'said: "Women are apt to sej» luietiy the defects of ttimmof taUmts md !he merits of a fool." __^ "ST>V« TOBACCO," AS you cUow tolroocq for pleasure «se Star ft is not oijly tlie Desibut the moat lasting, »w*, "Our hopes, like to\vering falcons aiui At objects i» apftiry height, The little pleasure w the game Is from afar to view the flight." MR. POSTBR CQATBS. be that of a boy, achieved much than ninety per cent of thpse accountea succeeelul. Gottlug Puck No'Hi. A family is working its way north from Florida, headed fov Indiana, that is attvactinfe cousWerable attention. They are traveling J» ft wagon with a "spike" team of three pxen. An old man sits in front of the wagon and holds the strings of the wheel yoke, while a lad occupies a commodious saddle on the back pf the lead, OP Tobias KUe, W veari, old, of gw Pa., recently enjoyed for the first hialife the services of a bai'bey. I believe P'lso's Cure is tUe o •in! rVriU oun. oonswapUoi.. time BOBS, Willitaosport, ?a., NQY. ~ Anna 'W, M, tho 4,8«Q~pubHo school teaoherg, to city, owly aOO we men, >Th« ouiy ?3QQ a y ««. ' front ox. bet, I •^yCwST ,W * «"* ^\™*»&SP£* list." }uj»t cflmj hee.ft doing tv 1'ovltHnEf 1 'fit'a^e^t^a,^ youv husbftud W iadM . . two of our t>e\v pup^lpfta B»

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