The Leger Plaindealer. (Leger, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 1902 Page: 7 of 8
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I Ai\ American Nabob.!
Remarkoible Story of Love* Gold a-rvd
Dy ST. GEORGE RATHBORNE
* CopyricUt, by Stbeet & Smith, New York.
“It one falls the other takes all,
binding himself to carry out those
small favors that are on the list. Senor
Jack, nay brave friend, everything is
yours. I brought you power, now
riches beyond the maddest dream of
any human being on earth. Your fu-
ture lies before you. In good time,
when it pleases you, return again to
London, there to punish and reward.
But, amigo, sometimes when perhaps
surrounded by happy scenes, let mem-
ory carry you to the lonely grave of
your comrade in arms far away under
southern skies, and drop a tear to
Barrajo, who met a soldier’s fate.”
Jack was affected almost to tears,
so that he could only squeeze the hand
he held in his. The presence of the
Dread Rider upon the White Horse is
always sombre, and never more so
than when by violence he snatches the
life of a sturdy soldier upon the field
“One last request, Senor Jack. Prom-
ise that you will some day send a force
of men hither to remove my poor
bones to the consecrated ground of
San Jose cemetery. It will give me
satisfaction in the last minutes of my
“I swear it,” declared Jack stoutly.
The general pressed his hand.
He was growing fainter; his eyes
assumed a far-away stare; again his
mind wandered to earlier scenes in his
tempestuous life, and he gave orders
to his army; called upon the enemy
to surrender, uttered endearing phrases
to some lovely woman, whose face
haunted him at this the closing hour
of his career; and then addressed wait-
ing spirits, whom lie seemed to see
hovering near. Who dares to .say it
was only imagination? q'ben came
the death rattle, the rigor that stiff-
ened his stout frame, and all was over.
As Overton knelt there above all
that was mortal of his genial old
friend, mentally renewing the vow he
had taken with the general, it seemed
as though the scroll of time were un-
rolled, and once again he looked back
to the hour of his awful humiliation
and despair, when the woman he loved
betrayed him for gold, and gave her-
self for life into the keeping of his
rival, whose foot had pressed the lad-
der of fame and fortune.
“It is Destiny.” he said solemnly. “I
pleaded with high Heaven to grant
this one request. The wonderful op-
portunity has come, and now—to my
The Modern Monie Crist.;.
CHAPTER XIV. ,
The Marquis of Montezuma.
It was lovely June, and Ixmdon shel-
tered at least a million and a half of
visitors within her gates, for the great-
est jubliiee the world has ever known
was in progress, to celebrate the end-
ing of sixty years’ reign on the part
of the beloved sovereign. Victoria.
Among the millions who gazed upon
the marvelous spectacle, none occu-
pied a more commanding position than
a gentleman of distinguished appear-
ance, who seemed to control several of
the best windows in the second floor
of a famous hotel in front of which
the procession moved.
His manner seemed cold and re-
pressed, as though his heart were not
In this scene, indeed, at times lie ap-
peared gloomy, as might a man bowed
1 down with heavy cares.
Among those who speculated with
(regard to the identity of this mvsteri-
rous guest of the fashionable hotel
jwere a couple of gentlemen seated at
[the window of an office further down
One of these was no other than Cap-
tain Maurice Livermore, the famous
traveler. His companion was a club
nan, who pretended to do a little liusi-
iess for the looks of the thing, which
ictountod for the office in the Strand.
“Come, tell me who that fellow over
ronder may be? He seems to lord it
Ike a prince of the blood. From what
►art of the world does he hail?” ask-
“Some weeks ago," said his com-
The captain raised his hands to ex-
“Jove! Have you met the Marquis?”
"Well, I have had that pleasure,”
“Then some day when the oppor-
tunity arises, make me acquainted with
this remarkable Spanish-American na-
bob, this modern Croesus, whose
touch is gold, like that of mythical
“Willingly. You like to study man,
and in him you will find a puzzle
worthy of your metal.” —
"Well, find a chance to bring me
into touch with this American nabob.
I never saw an American—yes, there
was one, but he hardly counts—witli
whom r was not able to get upon fa-
miliar and intimate terms on short
notice. Somehow they seem to like
me. I notice you have a marine glass
on tlie wall among those yacht prizes
and burgees. Would you mind hand-
ing it over? I would like to have a
closer survey of this man. Why, bless
my soul, the windows are empty, nor
can 1 see any sign of him in the apart-
ment. Your marquis has made a
move at last, I^ngford.”
When the marquis left the hotel he
was gradually pushing along, when
among the slow moving vehicles he
noticed a hansom containing two
ladies, one of them young, the other
The marquis stood there, unmindful
of the good-natured shoves of the
crowd, seeing nothing but the charm-
ing countenance of the younger lady.
"At last!" were the only words that
came from between his white teeth, as
the vehicle passed on.
Then, with a cynical smile upon his
face he once mere joined the onward
surge of the crowd.
Half an hour later he shook himself
free from the rolling billows, and en-
tered a narrow court, by means of
which lie was enabled to reach a sireet
leading to the poorer regions.
Suddenly he paused before a house,
a shabby looking affair, where a dirty
littla paper in the windows announced
that apartments were to be let.
Some Quixotic notion seemed to
possess him, for he gave a quick look
up and down the street, laughed a
little harshly, as though in judgment
upon his contemplated action, and
then boldly sounded his knuckles upon
A frowsy woman opened it.
"You have rooms for hire, madam?”
asked the marquis, in the best of Eng-
She was rather appalled at the ap-
pearance of such a ' howling swell.” as
she was inclined to consider a fashion-
ably dressed gentleman, and very
humbly answered that it was true,
though surely none to suit his lord-
”1 am not so certain of that.” he
replied quickly, “for I am looking to
find a sky parlor for a friend of mine,
a painter, who will furnish it at his
The woman's face grew brighter.
If it was an attic the gentleman
was looking for. she did have one va-
cant; it had even been occupied for a
season by an artist, who was pleased
to say the light was exceptionally
She led the way to the attic and the
From object to object lie glanced,
and upon the yawning aperture,
yclept a fireplace, his gaze seemed to
linger longest. •
With a calm voice he inquired the
price of the attic, and upon being told
immediately paid three months’ rent
Then he seemed desirous of being
rid of her presence, and expressed a
desire to be left alone for half an
So the woman went below to relate
fairy stories of the Prince Bountiful
whom she had unwittingly entertained,
and boast of the new artist lodger
who was to occupy one of the attic
And the stranger In iX)ndon stood
there in that upper chamber, motion-
less, evidently overcome by memories
that crowded upon Iris mind.
As he stood, musing on the strange
what was said beyond the thin parti-
tion, while to himself he was mutter-
"Marvelous, indeed—the hand oi
fate. After two weeks of nearehing
through half of London, and now to
discover her by chance—to occupy the
adjoining room. Ah! this is kind, in-
deed; but one of the many favors with
which I have been blessed by an indul-
As he listened, he discovered to his
dismay that there was a sound of low
weeping in the next room.
He heard a window lowered, which
struck him as singular, as the air was
very close on this balmy Jubilee day.
“Is there no escape, dearest?” said a
voice that seemed half muffled by the
bed clothes, and yet one knew instinct-
ively that it belonged to an aged wo-
“None, whatever. Aunty. We have
endured everything that mortal can on
earth. There is nothing left for us
but this one resort,” came in a low,
quavering voice that somehow caused
intense emotion to pass over the mar-
quis’ face, possibly because the speaker
was a woman and in trouble.
“Then God forgive us!” said the
cracked voice, very reverently.
“Hush, Aunty, dear; say no more,
or you will unnerve me just when I
have keyed myself up to the desperate
pitch. Happiness was never meant for
me; doomed to always sup with pov-
erty. Kiss me again, Aunty. Soon I
will come and lie at your side, where
your arms can enfold me; dearest
arms that have so many times crushed
me to a loving heart!”
The marquis was strongly shaken—
for a man whose untold millions were
the wonder and marvel of Lombard
street, to he thus brought face to face
with the direst poverty, was a rude
Suddenly he became aware of the |
FARM AND GARDEN.
With a farm on heavy clay soil the
lister will be found of no value. List-
ing is practiced very little In the states
Aot subject to high hot winds and to
the drying out of the soil after plow*
Some Fp-to-Uut* Hint* About
vation of Ilia Soil and
Thereof—Horticulture, Viticulture and
Market Apple* In Near England.
Some interesting statistics regarding
the apple business in New Eng!?,nJ
are supplied by Prof. F. A. Waugn,
horticulturist of the Vermont Experi-
ment station, showing in a remarkable
way the popularity of certain varie-
The Baldwin apple, for example, has
been a prime favorite in the New Eng-
land states, and especially in Massa-
chusetts, but its vogue seems to be
giving way somewhat before the mer-
its of other varieties. The following
figures show the percentage of Bald-
win trees in the orchards reported. The
first column gives the percentage of
bearing trees which are Baldwins, and
the second column
ages the proportion of Baldwins among
trees too young to hear.
New Hampshire ..
Massachusetts .. ..
Connecticut .. ...
Rhode Island .....
The percentage of Baldwins is not-
ably reduced in Massachusetts which
lias been the principal New England
producer of this variety. In Vermont
the proportion of Baldwins is greater
' among newly planted trees than in old
orchards; but this has little signifi-
fact that some noxious gas came to his !cance, since Baldwin has never been a
attention. He sniffed at the charged '- -- • ■ • — ----*■
air suspiciously, and decided on the in-
stant that it was the fumes of smold-
ering charcoal. Then the dreadful sig-
nificance of what he had heard, the
prayer for pity and forgiveness, the
gradually dying murmur of voices—■
good heavens! It meant the desperate,
poverty-stricken wretch’s last fling at
outrageous fortune, the sole relief from
gnawing hunger and corroding care—
it meant suicide—while he lingered
and planned those whom he would
have helped might have crossed the
grim divide that bordered the shadowy
land of death!
leading variety in Vermont.
Rhode Island Greening, another New
England favorite, does not make the
showing that might be expected. The
figures are as follows:
Prof. P. A. Waugh says: When
Henry Ward Beecher was editor of a
column of horticultural notes in the
Western Farmer and Gardener of In-
dianapolis, Indiana,—that is to say,
about the year 1850,—he wrote these
words: “A few plum trees will suf-
fice for a private family, and the fruit
must be earned by careful watchful-
ness . . . plum orchards are not to
be thought of.” Nevertheless, exten-
sive plum orchards are now fruiting In
many parts of North America,—on the
Pacific coast, in Texas, Iowa, New
York, Ontario. Many more are being
planted. The plum is also a garden
tree, and peculiarly suited to the small
home fruit garden, either on the city
lot or in the farmyard. Plum trees in
the garden, however, demand precise-
ly the same treatment that they do in
Plums will not grow on solid rock,
but they will succeed on any kind of
soil. Professor Bailey has remarked
that, next to the apple, the European
plum, Prunus domestica, has probably
the most generalized adaptability to all
sorts of soils of any known tree. Then
when we take into account the Jap-
anese plums and all the various Amer-
ican species with their wide diversi-
ties of adaptation, we have a selection
of plants to cover the whole range of
The Domestiea and Damson plum3
are generally said to grow best on
rather heavy clay loam; at least they
do not do their best on light, sandy
soils. A heavy clay loam need not
be wet and cold; and if it is well
drained and comparatively warm, It
forms an ideal soli for the European
races of plums. The Japanese prefer
rather lighter soils.
New Hampshire ...
Rhode Island .....
It will be seen that Rhode Island
Greening has been
in the planting of
The Turning of the Tide.
Whatever may have been the mys-
tery of his past life, the marquis dem-
onstrated the fact beyond all perad-
venture that he Was a man of action,
able to meet an emergency as it arose
and overwhelm it.
One leap and he was outside the
door of his attic room—another took
him to that of the adjacent chamber,
from whence had come the murmur of
He tried to open this, but was baf-
fled—then he remembered, having
heard the key turned in the lock after
the entrance of the dejected miniature
He threw his full weight forward, in
such a manner that the impact was
There was a crash, and the door flew
Into the chamber darted the mar-
quis, holding his breath, for the deadly
fumes of the wretched little charcoal
stove were almost suffocating.
His first move was to throw up the
window, thus allowing a current of
pure air. at least as good as this sec-
even in Rhode Island.
The figures for Northern Spy are as
New Hamphire ...
Massachusetts .. .
Rhode Island ....
These figures show that
Spy is holding its
gaining a little, in Northern New Eng-
land; but that it has been discarded
In Massachusetts, Connecticut and
When compared with these three
standard New England varieties, the
figures for Ben Davis are particularly
instructive. They follow:
New Hampshire ..
Connecticut .. ..
Rhode Island ____
In other words,
Cereals In Kentucky,
Andrew A. Soule, of Kentucky, says:
There is a degree of difference in the
hardihood of the various winter cere-
als which is not generally recognized.
Rye and wheat are more generally and
successfully cultivated than any of
the other cereals because of this fact.
Winter oats and barley are more deli-
cate in nature and that probably ac-
counts for the indifferent success met
with in their culture on the farm.
While these crops may succeed when
sown quite late in the season, it ia
very important that they be seeded
early—from the first to the middle of
September. It is true that they often
succeed sown as late as the middle of
October, but the chances of failure are
greatly enhanced by late seeding, and
the loss of the seed and the crop to-
gether is too great a risk to incur. If
winter rye is desired for a fall and
winter pasture, it is necessary that it
be sown from the middle of August
to the middle of September. It can
often be sown in the corn field after
the last cultivation and as It makes a
quick and vigorous growth, furnishes
an excellent perjure from October un-
til Christmas, or through the entire
winter if the season Is mild.
bers all the varieties previously named
in the recent orchard plantings of
tion of London could boast, to sweep nearly every state. In Maine and Ver-
through the chamber, a draught being mont the drift toward Ben Davis is cs-
formed by the open door. pecially pronounced; while even tn
Next he picked up the pitcher of Massachusetts, it is rapidly gaining on
water standing on the box and dash- Baldwin.
ing it over the smoldering charcoal, | These figures are made up from re-
effectually wound up its miserable part !ports secured from several hundred of
the leading apple growers in the states
named. While it would be too much to
cf the tragedy.
To the bed he hastened.
The women lay there wan and mo-
tionless—indeed. his first thought was l
that he had come to the rescue too
late, and that death had already i
claimed his victims.
Picking up the younger one in his
strong arms, this resolute man of ac-
tion bore her to the window, and laid
claim that they prove any particular
proposition, they certainly indicate
some important changes in the apple
growing business of New England.
mien, “he burst in upon London like j aru* remarkable vicissitudes of for-
comet. and in two days the talk of j ,une- he hear<1 a footstep dragging
lo town was nothing but Don Juan \ wearH>' UP ,hf> stairs, and thinking it
Overton, or, as some have called | "as tendlady, h® did not move.
lm. the Marquis of Montezuma. I Then a <lonr was closed, and he heard
“His wealth is affirmed to be with- ! a *-ur11 >n lock.
it limit, and in this day that is an I
sertion which can be said of few i
?n; but Don Juan spends money like '
iter, and his extravagances have 1
|st poor Barney Barnato quite in the
uie, while even Dumas’ Monte
bsto is hardly in the swim,
rit has even been given on strong
thority that he has a personal fm
of over twenty million pounds ;
Listing corn is a practice that has
his burden down where the incoming I grown up mainly in the last ten years,
current of air would fall upon her It is of little value in the humid states.
but has proved serviceable in the senn-
went back for her older arid regions, especially where the
lauds are light. In Kansas and Ne-
weie open, though she braska are sections where the soil dries
seemed to lie speechless—evidently she out very quickly after plowing The
had Partially covered her head with heavy and continuous wInds blow the
the bed clothes and thus n a measure B0il after lt is dlT> and when r*n
escaped the full result of the smoth- s____ . ,
uoes not come immediately after the
ertng sensation. ' , .. * .
seed is sown, the seed is not mfre-
Again he lnnried to the side of th* quently blown away with the topmost
form at the window, bending oh. so ; layers of dirt. This led to the evolu-
eagerly over her. and scanning her tion of the practice of liBtin Listing
pinched face for signs of returning lg to place the seed 5n the n wi(h
Some person had entered the adjoin-
ing room, probably a counterpart of
the one he occupied. Yes. there could
be no doubt about it since he now
Fnconsciouslv the marquis listened.
Evidently something had given him a
great shock, for his attitude betrayed
this, as he stood there, with one hand
half raided, his head bent sideways,
and evidently intent upon hearing
The flutter of an eyelid, a low sigh,
a slight movement of a hand—these
were enough to tell him the joyful
tidings, and when he had assured him-
self of this fact, a faint, but fervent
"thank God” came from the bearded
lips of the man.
(To l>e continued.>
Trying to be a good fellow has seat
many a man to a bad ending.
a general plowing. The top soil is left
undisturbed for the most part, and the
high winds are unable to blow the
soil away, cs it is packed solid from
the rains of the previous season. A
lister is a plow that turns the soil both
ways and deposits the seed corn in the
farrow behind it, allowing the dirt to
fall at the same time over the dropped
seed. Its use must depend on the con-
Broom corn is a “cash crop,” and,
like other cash crops, has its favorable
and unfavorable features. Its cultiva-
tion on a very large scale is seldom
successful, but if properly handled on a
small scale, say from fifteen to twenty-
five acres for the average farmer, and
especially on new land where the va-
riety of sure crops is limited, it will
prove to be as paying as almost any
crop that can be raised. Oklahoma
has early seasons and can market the
brush early in the season, when <he
highest price is usually paid, and for
that and other reasons should easily
become a great source of the nation’s'
supply of broom corn.
After a long time drains sometimes
get out of place through subsidence of
the ground. If not attended to the
injury slowly increases, and at length;
an extremely damp state of ground is
produced. The only remedy in such
a case is to dig up the old drains and
Water, in passing through the soil
to the drains, dissolves out small
amounts of mineral salts and plant
food, which it carries away. The
greater the absorptive power of the
soil, the less will be the amount thus
San Jose Scale In Ohio.
The San Jose scale has wrought
great havoc in the orchards of Ohio,
and it has been necessary to dig up
and burn thousands of infected trees.
Next season's fruit crop will be short
as a consequence.
The Dorkings are excellent table
fowls, but are not on an average with
some others as layers.
Billons under which the farmer exists, j knows.
The average man takes more inter-
est in what he suspects than what he
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