The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on August 24, 1894 · Page 3
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' A BIRD OPMGE. By BEATRICE BABBADEK. CHAPTER XXI. THE DUSTING OF THE BOOKS. It was MOW more than three weeks elnca Bernardino's return to London. She had gone back to her old home nt her uncle's secondhand bookshop. She spent her tlms in dusting tho books and arranging them In some kind of order, for old Zerviah Holme hnd censed to interest himself much in his belongings and sat in tho little inner room rending, as usual, Gibbon's "History of Roino." Customers might please themselves about coming.' Zerviah Holme had never cared about amassing money, and now ho cared even loss than before. A frugal breakfast, a frugal dinner, a box full of snuff and o shelf full of Gibbon wore tho old man's only requirements, an undemanding life and therefore a loveless one, since the less wo uskfor the less wo got. When Malvlna, his wife, died, people sold, ' 'Ho will miss her." But he did not seem to miss her. Ho took lus breakfast, his pinch of snuff, his Gibbon, in precisely the game way us before and in tho same quantities. v When Bernardino flrst fell ill, people said: "Ho will be sorry. He is fond of her In his own queer way." But ho did not seem to be sorry. Ho did not understand anything about illness. The thought of it worried him, so he put It from him. Ho remembered vaguely that Bernardino's father had suddenly become 111, that his powers had all failed him, and that he lingered on, -just a wreck of humanity, and then died. That was . 20 years ago. Then ho thought of Ber- nandlneand said to himself, "History repeats Itself." That was all. Unkind! 1 No, for whon It was told him that she muat go away he looked at her wonderingly and then went out. It was very rarely that he went out. He camo back with £50. "When that is done," he told her, "I can flnd tnoro." Whon she went away, people said, "He Will be lonely." But ho did not seem to bo lonely. They asked him once, and he said, "I always have Gibbon." And when she come back they sold, "He Will be glad." But her return seemed to make no difference to him. Ho looked at her in his usual sightless manner and asked her what she intended to do. "I shall dust the books," she said. "Ah, I dare say they want it," he remarked. "I shall got a little teaching to do," she continued. "And I shall take care of you." "Ah," ho said vaguely. Ho did not understand what she meant. She had never been very near to him, and ho hod never been very near to her. Ho bad taken but little notice of her comings and goings. She had either never tried to win his interest or had failed, probably the latter. Now she was going to take care of him. This was the homo to which Bernardino had returned. She came back with many resolutions to help to make his old ago bright. She looked back now and saw how little she had given of herself to her aunt and her uncle. Aunt Malvlna was dead, and Bernardino did not-regret her. Uncle Zorviah was hero still. She would bo tender with him and win his affection. She thought she could hot begin better than by looking after his books. Koch one was dusted carefully. The dingy old shop was restored to cleanliness. Bernardino became Interested in her task. "I will work up the business," she thought. She did not care In tho least about tho books; she never looked into them except to clean them, but sho was thankful to have tho occupation at hand, something to help her over a difficult time, for tho nioit trying part of on illness la when we too ill no longer; when there is no excuse for being idle and listless; when, In fact, wo could work if wo would. Then is tho moment for us to begin on anything which present! itself until wo havo tho courage and tho inclination to go back to our own particular work, that which we havo longed to do and about which wo now care nothing. So Bernardino dusted books aud sometimes sold them. All the time she thought of the Disagreeable Man, She missed him in her life. She had never /ovocl before, suicl slio loved him. Tho forlorn figure rose before hor, and her eyes filled with tears. Sometimes the tears foil on tho books and •potted thorn. Still, on tho whole, she was bright, but •ho found thing* dlflloult. She had lost her old enthusiasms, and nothing yet had taken their place. She went back to tho circle of her acquaintances and found that •ho had slipped away from touch with them. Willie she hud boon 111 they had been busily at work on matters social aud educational luul political. She thought them hard, tho women especially; they thought hor weak. They wore disappointed in hor. Sho was now looking for tha more human qualities iu them, uud she, .too, was disappointed. "You huvo changed," they said to her, "but then, of courso, you havo boon ill, haven't your" Witii thoso strong, active people to bo ill and Uboltws is a ruprouoh, aud Uumimlliio felt it on ouch, nut she had changed, ami •he horaolf puruvivud it In umuy ways. It WM nut that sho wiw uixxjssurlly bettor, but that shu wua illlTuront, probably inoru huniun mid probubly loss aulf confident. She hod livod iu a world of books, and eho had burst through that boudiigo aud ooiuo out Into a wlilor and a fruor laud. Now sorts of Iji tomtit winu iuto hor life. What »ho had lost iu strength she had gained iu tomlurmwa. Hor very inuniiiu 1 YIUM gait tier; hur modo of speech wow Jugu •Morclvu. At leant thin wan the criticism of thuuo who hud Ukod her but little boforo her lllnoMS, "She him luurnod," they salt! among thoiuiKilvcB. And they wore uot toualar*. They Icuew. Thuso, two or throo of them, drew hor>,- to tlioui, Shu was alono (hero with tlio old man, unJ, though bettor, jjuodoU core, Thuy luothwwl hur as well a» they could, at) first timidly, aud thou with that swotit dusnotituu wliloU li (or until au euty yoke to bour. They wont drawn to hor as thoy hud novov boon drown bofoiu They folt Unit sho wan no longer aiialys- ij'ijf tlium, wishing thorn in her Intellectual uulmiuo ttml lluUtuu thutu wanting. Bo thoy wow froo with hor now mid ru- vwlod to hor uiwUUua ut> whkih oho luul uevor guoasod bofuvo, An tliu day* wont ou Kervluh. boguu to iiotlw Umt MiliigrimwiiojuehuwiMurout. Ho found ttuutu tumor* uuur his tublo. lio Wiw muling ubuat Kuro u( Uio tlwu, but he put with) hl« Ulubon nud fojidlwl tho lloworB iutfUuul, liomurdluo did uot know that. sho Into the shop and saw « great change thow Some one had been busy at work. The old man was pleased. Ho loved his books though of late ho hnd neglected them. "She never used to toko any Interest in them," ho said to himself. "I Wonder why she docs now?" He began to count upon seeing her. When she came back from her outings, he was glad. But she did not know. If ho had given any sign of welcome to her during those first difficult days, it would have been a great'encouragement to her. Ho watched her feeding the sparrows, One day when she was not there ho Wenl and did tho same. Another day whon she had forgotten ho surprised her by remind Ing hor, "You have forgotten to feed the sparrows," ho said. ''Thoymust bo quite hungry." That seemed to break tho lee a little. Tho next morning when sho was arranging some books in the old shop ho camo in and watched her. "It is a comfort to hav* you," ho said. That was all ho said, but Bernardino flushed with pleasure. "I wish I hod been more to you all thoso years," shy said gently. He did not qulto take that in, and returned hastily to Gibbon. ' Then they began to stroll out together. They had nothing to talk about. Ho was not interested In the outsidp world, and sho was not interested in Roman history. But they wore trying to got nearer to each other. They hod lived years together, but they had never advanced a stop. Now they were trylug, she consciously, ho unconsciously. Hue it was a slow process, and pathetic, in everything human is. ''If wo could only find some" subject which wo both liked,'' Bernardino thought tohcrself. "That might knit ustogether." Well, they found a subject, though perhaps it was an unlikely one. The cart hones, thoso great, strong, patient toilers of tho road, attracted their attention, and after that no walk was without Its pleasure or interest. The brewers' horses were the favorites, though there were others, too, which met with their approval. He began to know and recognize them. He was almost like d child in his now found Interest. On Whit Monday they both wept to the cart horse parade in Regent's park. They talked about the .enjoyment for days afterward. ' "Next year," he told her, "we must subscribe to the fund even If we have to sell a book." He did not like to sell his books. He parted with them painfully, us some people part with their Illusions. Bernardino bought a paper for herself •very day, but one evening she camo in without one. Sho had been seeing after somo teaching and had without any difficulty succeeded iu getting some temporary light work at one of tho high schools. She forgot to buy hor newspaper. Tho old man noticed this. He put on his shabby felt hat and went down the street and brought In a copy of The Dally News. "I don't remember what you like, but will this do?" ho asked. Ho was qulto proud of himself for showing hor this attention, almost us proud as tho Disagreeable Han whon ho did something kind and thoughtful. Bernardino thought of him, and the tears come into her eyes at onoo. Whon did she not think of htm? Then she glanced at the front sheet, and in the death column her oyo rested on his uair o, and sho read that Robert AUitson's mother had passed away. So the Disagree; jle Man had won his freedom at last His words echoed bock to hor: "But I know how to wait. If I have not learned anything else, I have learned how to wait, aud somo day I shall bo free, and then" CHAPTER XXII. DEHNAHU1NK 11KGIN8 HElt BOOK. After tho announcement of Mrs. Alllt- sen's death Bernardino lived in a miser; of suspense. Every day she scanned the obituary, fearing to flnd tho record of an other death—fearing and yet wishing to know. Tho Disagreeable Man had yearned for his freedom those many years, and now ho was at liberty to do what ho chose with his poor life. It was of no value to hfen. Many a timo she sat and shuddered. Many a time sho began to wrlto to him. Then sho remembered that, after all, ho had nothing for her companionship. Ho would not wish to hoar from hor. And besides what had she to say to hlinf A fooling of desolation camo over hor. It was not enough for hor to take care of tho old man who was drawing ncurur to her every day, nor was it enough for her to 'dust tho books and servo any chance customers who might look Iu. Iu llio midst of her trouble shoroiuemberud some of hor old ambitions, and sho turned to them for coutfort as wo turn toold.frioiuU. "I will try to bogln my book," sho said to herself. "If I can only got Interested iu It, I shall forgot my anxloty. But tho lovo of her work had loft hor. Bernardino fretted. Sho sat in tho old bookshop, hor pen unused, hor paper uu covered. Sho win very miserable. Thi'ji 0110 evening whon she wiw feeling that It was of no usu trying to force herself to begin hor book nlu> tout: hor [tun mid- deuly and wrote tho following j So, you see, what Wo value as a treasure, you db hot value at all." then ho turned to Failure. "And your mimo?" ho asked kindly, though indeed ho must have known it. "I am Failure," she said sadly. Ho tuok her by tho hund, "Come, now, Success," he said to her, ''let mo lend you into tho presence chamber." • Them sho who had been called Failure and T.ji.-i iio\v called Success lifted up her bou-c'.l hi.-ncl mid raised her weary frame nnd smiled nt the music of her new name. A-.!.! \vi;li that smile she regained her in-nifty ami her hope. And hopo having col: 1 ,! 1 h:" 1 !? to her nil her strength returned. "Uni. what of her?" sho asked regretfully of (iio old gray haired man. "Must sho Uelcftt" "Sins will learn," tho old man whispered. "She Is learning already. Come, now, wo must not llngoi-." So she of tho new nnmo passed into the presence chamber. But tho Sovereign said; "Tho world needs you, dear and honored worker. You know your real name. Do not heed what the world may coll you. Go back and work, but take with you this time unconquerable hopo." So she wont back and worked, taking With her unconquerable hopo and the sweet remembrance of tho Sovereign's words and the gracious music of her real name. THE CHAPTER XXIII. KAILUKK AND SUCCESS—A 1'IIOLOUUK, ITflUuru 'uud Success passed away from earth and found thomsulvuu Iu a foroigu laud. Success still wuru liur laurol wrwitli which sho luul won on oarlh. Thoro wtiu a look of ease about hor wholo upiioarunuo, ami tlioruwuaa tuulluof ploitmuxuimlsjillw- faction ou hor face, iw though shu know she hud done well uud luul duaorvod her honors. Ifulluru's huad wan bowod; nu laurol wreath onolrolud It, Her fuuo wax wau and pain ungruvod. Bliu hud onoo boon bouti tlftil and hopoful, but she hud long slnoa lost both hopo and bounty. They stood to uothur, thuiu) two, waiting for an auilloiico with tho mmwign of the foreign land. Au old gray halrud niiuiuuuo to them and asked tholr iwuuw. "lam 8uoanw, " nail) Success, advancing a stop forward and mulling at liliu uud pointing U> hor liuirol wroath. Ho shook Ills howl. "Ah," ho said," do not bo too oouftdout. Vow oftou llilugn go by oppoaltea iu this laud, Wliut you call suoousn, wo ofu>» will fulluro; what you cull fulluru, wo call sue- mm ))o you soo thuso two mon waiting lltorol 1 Thu oiw iii'mxn 1 to us won thought to bu iv good iiiuu ID your world; tho ul hur wiw gouumlly uwuuiUod bud. Uut lioru wo call I ho bud tuuii good, aud tho guod man bad. That BOUIUB utraugo to you, Woll, llu'ii, look yundur. You oouulduwl that ttUitutuuuu to bu sluoow, but wu wiy lio wan luvluuoiu Wo uhonu UN our pout livurouto a iiuui at whom your world nuotl- wl. Ayo, and thosu tUiwerd youdor, for ui they Imvo a fmgruut vliurin. Wo lovo to SDO tlioui uuur uu. Hut you do uot oven toko tho troublo to yluok thorn from tho whojv (Jwy grow lu rloh prof union, CHAPTER XXIV. DtSAOKKBABLB MAN GIVES UP HIS FREEDOM. The morning after Bernardino began her book she and old Zerviah were sitting together in tho shop. He had come fron> the little Inner room where ho had been leading Gibbon for tho last two hours. Ho •till held the volume in his hand, but ho did not continue reading; ho watched her arranging the pages of a dilapidated book. Suddenly she looked up from her work. "Uncle Zerviah," she said brusquely, "you have lived through a long life and must havo passed through many different experiences. Was there ever a time when yon cared for people rather than books?" "Yes," he answered a little uneasily. He was not accustomed to have questions asked of him. "Tell mo about It," she said. "It was long ago," ho said half dreamily, ''long before I married Malvlna. And she died. That was all. ' ' 'That was all," repeated Bernardino, looking at him wonderingly. Then sho drew nearer to him. And you have loved, Uncle Zerviah? And you were loved?" "Yes, Indeed," he answered softly. "Then you would not laugh at m'o If I wore to unburden my heart to you?" For answer she folt tho touch of his old band on her head. And thus encouraged ihe told him the story of the Disagreeable Man. She told him how she had never bo- tore loved any one until she loved the Disagreeable Man. It was all very quietly told in a simple and dignified manner. Nevertheless, for ill that, it was an unburdening o» her icart, hor listener being on old scholar who had almost forgotten the very name of love. Sho was still talking and he was still istonlng when the shop door creaked. Zerviah crept quietly away, and Boruur- dino looked up. Tho Disagreeable Man stood at tho counter. You little thing," he said, "I. havo come to see you. It is eigho years since 1 was in England." Bernardino leaned over the counter. "And you ought not be hero now, "she laid, looking at his thin face. Ho scorned o havo shrunk away since sho had lust wen him. free to do what I choose," ho •aid. "My mother is dead." "I know," Bernardino said gently. "Bui you ore not free. " Ho made no answer to that, but slipped into tho chair. "You look tired, " ho said. "What have yon been doing?" "I have boon dusting tho books," sho aniwered, smiling at him. "You remember you told uio I should bo content to do that. Tho very oldest aud shabbiest havo had my tondcrost care. I found tho shop In disorder. You see it now. " "I should not call It particularly tidy now,"hosn(d grimly. "Still, I suppose you havo done your best. Woll. and what else?" "I havo boon tiding to take core of my old unolo, ' ' sho said, ' ' Wo arc just beginning to understand each other a llttlo, and ho Is beginning to fcol glad to havo mo. Whon I first dUcovorod that, the days Iw- ottiuo easier to mo. It makes us into dignified persons when wo flnd out that thoro U a place for us to fill. " ' ' Somo pooplo novor find it out, ' ' ho said. "Probably, 11 Uo my self, they wont oufor a long tlmo without curing," sho mi- swored. "I think I huvo hud inoro luck than Idosorvo." "Woll," said tho Dlsngraoablo Man, "and you arc glad to take up your llfo again?" "No," she sold quietly. "I havo not got as far us that yet. Hut I bolluvo that after somo llttlo time I may bo glad— I hopo so — I aiu working for that. Sometimes I bogln to havo a keen Interest in everything. I wake up with an enthusiasm. After about two hour* I have lost It again." "Poor llttlo child," ho sold toudorly. "I, too, know what that U. Hut you will yet back to gludui'ss — not tho BUIUO klud of sntUfuction as boforo, but uomo othor Stttlvfuotlnu, tlmt compensation which is said to bo luoluded In the uolionio." "Aud I huvobuguu my book," sho wild, i>olutlng to u fow shoots lying ou tho counter— "that is to tuty, I havo written tlio [>raloguu." "Then tho diluting of tho books haa not flluvd)" 1 Jiomild, tjiwmiinghor ourloiisly. "I wmitoU not tothlnkot inyBolf," Uur-' mrdlmuinld. ''Now that I liuvo begun It I shall tJiijoy going on with it. I hopo it will bo a companion to mo." "I wondor whothur you will mako a failure or a suoowis of ItC" ho roiuarkod. "I wish I could huvo soon," "80 you will," ulio itald. "I ahull fluUh t, and you will read it lit Putonhof. " "I nhttll not bo going back to Potonhof, " 10 Hnid. "Why uhould I go thoro now I" 1 "For tho miiuo rciwou (hat you wont hero eight year* ago, " iho Raid. "I wont thuro for my mother's take, " 10 wild. "Then you will go thoro uow for my Rako," film nuld (lollberutoly. lio looked up quickly. ''UtUoUorimnlluo," ho cried, "my llt- lo Itormirdlup— is It possible that you euro wlmt becomes of mo?" luul Itwii leaning against tho ooiui- er, and uow tho raised hora>lf and rout, a proud, dlgullloa llttlu (Iguro. "Vos, I down.',"»lM> wild vluinj \yltli truo oarNostiiviiii. "I o»ro with nil iiy heart. Aud ovuu it I did uot owo you enow you would not bo frao. No ono U frou. You know that better tliuu I do. WS do not belong to ourselves. There are countless people depending on us, people whom wo hnvo never seen find whom wo never shall sec. What we do decides what they will bo." He still did not speak. "But it is not for those others that 1 plead," sho eontlnUed. "I plead for myself. 1 can't sparo you; indeed, indeed I can't spare you" Her voice trembled, but she went on bravely. • "So you will go back to tho mountains,'' she said. "You will live out your life like a man. Others may prove themselves cowards, but tho Disagreeable Man has a better part to play." Ho still did not speak. Was it that he could not trust himself to words? But in that brief time tho thoughts which passed through his mind were such as to overwhelm him. A picture rose up before him, a picture of a man and woman leading their lives together, each happy in the other's love—not a lovo born of fancy, but a love based on comradeship and truo understanding of tho soul. The picture faded, and the Disagreeable Man raised his eyes and looked at tho little figure standing near him. "Little child, little child," he said wearily, "since it is your wish, I will go back to tho mountains." Then he bent over the counter and put his hand on hers, "I will como and see you tomorrow," he said. "I think thoro are one or two things I want to say to you." Tho next moment ho was gone. In tho afternoon of that same day Bernardino went to tho city. She was not unhappy. She had been making plans for herself. She would work hard and .fill her life AS full oi possible. There should b« no room for unhealthy thought. Bho would go and spend hor holidays in Peters- hof. Thoro would bo pleasure in that for him and for her. Sho would tell him so tomorrow. Sho knew he would bo glad. "Above all," sho said to herself, ''there •hall be no room for unhealthy thought. I must cultivate my garden." That was what she was thinking of at 4 In tho afternoon, how she could best cultivate her garden. At 6 shd was lying unconscious in the accident ward of tho New hospital. Sho had been knocked down by a wagon and terribly injured. "Sho will not recover," tho doctor snkl to the nurse. "You see she Is sinking r;:n Idly. Poor Uttlo thingl" At 6 she regained consciousness nnd opened her eyes. Tho nurse bent over hor. Then she whispered: "Tell the Disagreeable Man how I wir.h I could have seen him tomorrow. We h.-ul •o much to say to each other. And BOW" Tho brown eyes looked at tho nurso so entreatingly. It was a long time before she could forget the pathos of those brown WADE HAMPTON'S TOUR United States Commissioner oi Railroads In Omaha. INSPEOTIHG THE UNION PAOIPIO, A few minutes hjter she mode another sign as though she wished to speak. Nurse Katharine bout nearer. Then she whispered: "Tell tho Disagreeable Man to go buck to the mountains and begin to build his bridge. It must bo strong and" Bernardino died. CHAPTER XXV. THE BUILDING OF THE BRIDGE. Robert Allitsen came to the old book- chop to see Zerviah Holme boforo return-, ing to tho mountains. He found him reading Gibbon. Theso two men had stood by Bernardino's grave. "I was beginning to know her," tho old man said. "I havo always known her," tho young man said. '•! cannot remember a timo whon sho has not been part of my life." '•She loved you," Zorviah said. "She was telling mo so tho very morning when you came." Then, with a tenderness which was almost foreign to him, Zorviah told Robert Aliitwn how Bernardino hod opened hor heart to him. Sho hud never loved any one before, but she had loved tho Disagreeable Man. "I did not love him because I was sorry for him," sho hud said. "I loved him for hlmsolf." Thoso wore hor very words. > "Thank you," said tho Disagreeable Man. ''And God bless you for telling me." Then he adtlod: "Thoro wore somo fow loose shoots of paper on tho counter. Sho luul bogun her book. May I havo them?" Zorviah plnu-d them in his hand. "And thin photograph," tho old man said kindly, "I will stunt) it for you." Tho picture of the little, thin, wxgor face was folded up with tho pikers. Tlio two men parted. Zorviah Holme wont back to his Roman history. Tho Disagreeable Man went back to tho mountains to live his life out thoro and to build his bridge, as wo all do, whether consciously or unconsciously, If It breaks down, wo build li again. "Wo will build it stroi\pir this tlmo," wo say to ouraolvos. So wo bogln onoo more. We arc vory patlont, And meanwhile tho years pass. TUU< EK1>, General Glveg nit Opinion In Regard to Solution of the Pucldo Ttnllrontl tndetit- «<lness—He t» Hat Iu fmvor of Government Ownership of Railroads—Congressman Mercer Denominated, OMAHA, Aug. 21.—General Wade Hampton, the United States commissioner of sailroads, is in Omaha inspect- Ing the Union Pacific. In regard to the ialntion of the Pacific railroad indebtedness, General Hampton said: "It is a great mistake the people of the country are making in regard to the payment, by the railroads, of their obligations to the government. All tha railroads having received aid from tho government are rigidly living up to the terms of the Tknnnnn act, paying 25 per cent of their net earnings into the treasury as interest upon the bonds. But this is by no means sufficient to assist the government in paying interest on its own bonds, and therein tho chief difficulty lies. The roads have been honest in the matter, but 2& per cent is hardly a drop In the bucket which ia required from the government, and I would be in favor of increasing the amount to 50 per cent of the net earnings to be paid by government aided roads in order to assist the government to meet its interest charges. Talk Abont Government Ownership. To my mind government ownership is not possible. It would take something like fl8«,OW,OW) to purchase the road? known as the government aided companies. Think of the interest on the bonds necessary to be floated to accomplish this object and what the people would be taxed to pay the interest on the bonds. Then the question of transportation would cut no inconsequential figure in the manipulation and operation of the roads owned by the government, so that altogether I believe government ownership entirely out of the question. "The government bonds do not commence to mature before 1807 I think is the average, although some mature next year. By that time I feel sure a basis of reorganization will be ready to submit to congress. I would personally be in favor of extending the government debt say for a period ot 50, or, if it was thought necessary, 100 years, to draw about 8 per cent interest, the interest and a certain proportion of the principal to be paid every 25 years, the roads to give a mortgage over the whole system at the end of the time the bonds are to run for the payment of the remaining portion of the principal." Will Petition Satolll. HASTINGS, Neb., Aug. ill.—The announcement that Bishop Bonacum had transferred Father J. E. English to David City caused much surprise here and some indignation among members of his congregation. A congregational meeting has been called for Wednesday evening to petition Mgr. Satolli to revoke Bonacum'd order. tie Speaki from His LumVer Wagon. CLINTON, la., Aug. at.— Charles A, Lloyd, the Populist candidate for congress from this the Second District, ia making a novel canvass. He goes from, one town to another in a lumber wagon, from which he makes speeches on tha streets or any place he can get an audience. He expects to speak in every town and hamlet in the district, and by this method is enabled to cover two cat three towns a clay. Sods of Veterans' Encampment. DAVENPORT, Ia., Aug. 21.—The-13ft annual encampment of the Sons of Veterans opened here Monday with 300 dele gates present. The reports of Comnlan- der-in-chief McCabe of Boston and Quartermaster General Loebenstein ol Chicago showed the order to be in good condition. Other reports showed betterment of the financial condition of th» order, but less membership iu good standing. Mayor Fletcher Says No. SIOUY CITY, Aug. 21.—"I will not permit that prize fight to occur within the corporate limits of Sioux City," said Mayor Fletcher, in speaking of the effort being made to get the Corbett-Jackson match here. "What is more I dou&t if it will be allowed to be fought on Iowa soil. So far as my jurisdiction is concerned, I shall unalterably oppose the movement to have the battle foughl here." Shot His Playmate. CBESTON, la., Aug. ai.—At Nodaway Cecil Marshall, aged 11, shot and fatally wounded Charles Simpson, aged 12, hia playmate. Marshall picked up a gun that was leaning against a building, hav^ ing been left there by hunters, and, pointing it at his companion pulled the trigger. Marshall said he "Didn't know it was loaded." Receiver Restrained, GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Aug. 21.—An injunction was filed by D. C. Zink, against E. M. Westervelt, receiver of the Citizens National bank, to restrain him from 1 the issuance of a receiver's certificate on |21,OoO- redisconnted paper by the American Exchange National bonk of New York. Appointed • Judge. DBS MOINKS, Aug. 31.— E. E. Cooley of Dacoruh was upitoiutod by Governor Jaoluou judge of tho Thirteenth district, to uucoeod Judge Hutch, dooouaod. Iowa's Oldest Native While Woman Dead. DUBUQUK, Aug. ai.-Mw. Susan Ann Uyrue, born hero Jou. 10, loUl, and Iowa's oldest native whito woumu, is dead, _ Wlert of Heart Disease. DunuQUK, Aug. 31.— Gilbarjt Perry, fathor of George Porry, publisher of Tho Tiuioe, diiHl stulilouly of huurt dittooso. AtUuupt to Wr««k a Train. GKOHCIICTOWN, Colo., Aug. 81. ~ An at- tmupt was itiaile near thin city to wreck tho excursion train ou tho Colorado Central rnilroad retuniiug front urouiut the loop. Four liirgo sticks of dy- uniuito had beou placed ou tho rails, uud although thoy woro oriuhod by tUo wluwls pausing ovor tliom, thoy did not explode, The dyiut- luito wua found by u truok walker noon after tho train i>iwmxl. There U uo clue to the porpetnitora of tho outrage. Tnuuulad to IHwlh by » Mull. MAUTINHVIU.K, Iml,, Aug. 31,— John Hurryiuuii, agoil 7H, wiw killed by a bull. Tlio bull was (lolioniml, but butUxi hint ovor uud trauiplud him to death, Two yours ago the BIUUO bull ti'lod to kill Mm, Qarrymait. on PuglllsU Held Far Manslaughter. OMAHA, Aug. Si.—Sandy Griswold and others, on preliminary trial at Plattsmonth for causing tho death of Pugilist Bobbins in u recent prize fight, were bound ovor on the charge of manslaughter, Griswold was released $7,500 bail. Tho others are iu jail. A New Pump House, BLAIR, Neb., Aug. Bl.—Tho Blair city council has bargained with Fairbanks, Morse & Co, for a new pump house and engine, at a cost of $.1,000. Congressman Mercer Heuomlnated. OMAHA, Aug. 21.— Congressman David Mercer was renouiiuated by the Republicans of the Second Nebraska district. Smallpox Spreading nt Newark. , NEWAUK.Aug. 31.—Smallpox is rapidly spreading here. Eight new tvisea wero reported Monday and tho penthouse is BO overcrowded it was necessary to erect touts for tha accommodation of tho na- tieute. •_ Weal Back at Tlmlr Own Terms. SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 81.—The street car strike, after lasting five days, has ended. Tho company agreed to take baok tho men at their terms aud to employ wen instead of boys as conductors. (lave tllrtli to four Ol«l|i| r «u MONNCTT, Mo., Aug. 81.—Mm. R. F. Mormon of this city gavo birth to four children, throe girls mid a boy, the combined weight of which id 10 Those , Pimples Are tell-tale symptoms that your blood is not right—full of impurities, causing a slitggtfh and unsightly complexion. A few bottles of S. S. 8. will remove all foreign and impure matter, cleanse the blood thoroughly, and give a. clear and rosy "cortipltxion. It is most effectual, oiid entirely harmless. Chas. Heaton, 73 Laurel Street, FhiU.. sayn I have had for years a humor in my blood, winch made me dread to shave, as small boils or pimples would be cut, thus causing shavintr to be a great annoyance. After taking thrte bottles i-,ff ,-y.fl !»y face Is all clear and smooth as KTMKll it should be—appetite splendid,, ~ . ,, sleep well and feel like running a, foot race all for the use of S. S.S. | Treatise on blood and skin diseases mailed free. < SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Ga. i McNEILL & CO., DEALERS IN MARBLE and GRANITE Tombstones and Beadstoaes OFFICE AND TABDB, W«ST BUD OP FOURTH STBBBT. CARROLL. IOWA The Great Chinese Doctor. An Interview with Dr. Gee Wo Chan, World's Fair Commissioner, Sent by the Chinese Government to the United States-He Will Now Remain Here. •'Wontforlnd why all the people woro TAI.KI.VO about Ikl* mini, wo f uunU It win by moans of bis uuudrvdnof raro anil wonderful CIIINCKK ict.wtixe* that bo euro* pooplo Klvoa up to die by wtlwr puy- tlclaon. "OBJ Wo OIUN U llio treated doctor who ov«r eauio from China. Uo uiado »uuh a reputation Iu uU ituilvo oouuiry IbutilioCiUNKHKiloVKitsjat wilt liliu lo tlia Uultott titatw H World's Pair IV Ora*tkop|>«r« In largo HOHNKJX8V1U.E, N. Y., Aug. »!.— Furuion of Htoubon oouuty uro much alarmed ovor the uppoaruuoe of grass- hqpueru fo 1,^ bWarluB , Monday's llaaoball Uaiuns. New York, Ui OliloaKo. 8. Ituulo uiul Farml; Orlltllli ami Suhrlvor. Umplro, Mvtjimltl. i'Ullailelpula. Ifl; Olovuliimt, J. Woylilnir. Harper awl Wuokloyj Yoium. O'Uouuur ami iSlmmor. Umpire, Tim Kvufo. Wa«liliu(ti>», »; L<>ui«r||10, r. Witul auJ Mo- Ovilru; Kliollanil Urlin. Umplrv, ilunt. llrooklyn, SO; at. l rt »uU, 4, u t ,i| 0 y, Kouuwiy anil 1-ttclmnuoi Olarkuuu ami MUlnr. Uiuplru, l.yiu'li. lialllmuro. Si I'KUburv, r. Knper, lUwko iiiU Uubluwiu; Muuorvo anil Muck. Umulru UctU. WKDTKIIN I.K.»ailM IIAUrm. Oraiul ItupUU, IB; Dotroli, 17. Maker, ntiluoa. Cullupy uiul HpiMJiUBylott.mi JuitUvu, Umplro, 11 oil Heoylior. blaux Oily, «; MlhvuuUoo. U. Ouuiitiitfhnm liul Uuylei (Jtuplioau uuil Uihtimu. Uuuilro, Mi'UuuaUt. KUWMU CHty, 8; MUin»«polU, 6. Dutby ami Douuhutii* ratter ami Uurrvll. l.iiuuira, Shorl! a»n, * liullmi«|K)IU, i; ToUnlu, 6. i'oppvr aiul Uurpliyi HugUoy ami MuPurluntl, Uuiplru IVupU-s. h'WHittil (iaiUK-ludlalta|KilU. a; Tultxlii, i 1 1'lilllliw and Murpliy; llluo uitd MuKarlauU VlUpUv, l*uoploa. WKttTVIt.N 1 4IUMMMAT1UV UANM. 6t, Joavpli, D; JuckaiinvUlo, i, Ouialm, 0: Uuvk Uluiul, li jLiuculu* *j Uuiuuy, 4, >U nuilvo count _nnt liliu lotliol uiluluui<r, »uJ to TKiitk llas«y«lio lioou.bei •• uiaila Iu luviuUuitio olhur . Jla s«y« lia will nuir ruiualn In Chlravo far iMutohaiounitoutfroiu uumtrou* »f lots tiUollli-o Ui»l by UIUUIK of lilt 'CiilNKO of modlcluu bocanvuroTWENTV-riVKdus- iwralo Ul«i'«eos loosKcurvd by any oiliur luuthud. Ills rouiodlosaroall VMtvAm.u, i-t'iic AMIIIAUU- LKBd.aurtaoiH.igruWBiij-wlioro ol>a but InClilna. "Ho (nys tuat c.trAjiuu, (houraatAuivrlcMi UI*. esio whjfli U so liant for AmurU-an i)uolor» lo evoa iWlovi>7ii«i\>TlT<)Jrt)'furfl iioiiiatlorliQw.bad,' - ' "Alliirlvatoilliitttti wlllcii an>|iuliitUiiioi sutiullnii li« wi icl(urvtl .. andi>ualTolironlo a , "Ilo »l»o slaioa ofoiittyt<sn > lliat all . ll dlH<«<i>< of UUN, uer punurlsn*. and si )<o tins Koru ntv/1'iji.u 1 liM'rtma lo aul.l him In liu oOlco, tiv> ran ndlo liiu UttudnMl* o( |wopl« wbo dally fUlNKiUlHH' Datlly/Uuntth •rllo tu blui, "Ha curoi s . lu, nourvtall dlMMv* of wooieo Wllhoul !>»» rwtflvovl ovor 4,000 TMTJ MON; run wl btuwautl* of »far* olil Iu Cl_. ra ruo to tttuii ?M uo tunUarttn ft roano ho will lull ygu all a(ouv cil .1 in, 11. iiow fon«U wlU iiiir t.) latftwuiltry lii Tlio wurltl. aim ou aceo'unl Oi B»r ' - - lit wydloUws sfta hat ot«r W,..., .,,.._ Hr. (low Wo Cbau Is a »«ry »iiu- l>»lhoilo umii uud wants lo rullovo all luiforlug hu- iuantiy, aiul h» nayalio can euro all of tfieui wuUoul lliolr Ivavlnii tlivlr htuuo*.BiiU «• Ills ciiartfft sr» vi-ry r><u»onkliloli»luYUiwitllla wrltu to mia. «n- >'liKliu< s » iviu «tauiu for rvply, and ]|» ai*ia«« iw«i y ouo of a |iroui|>i EuU airuci iuiw*r." OiiWoChin'sChlnisiMidioiniCo. ni W»IMH «\T*., c*r. va •»«•, Nit* 4.' CHICAGO, OX.

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