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Algona, Iowa
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MADCAP; STORY OF A SIN. . W EBttiS B. HA.THBB8. BOOK II* HEAPED. crrAPTEtt r. forlornly hrnvn, And quivering with the dart he dravo. Madcap slit, with her back to .the wistaria wall, that was just then huns? with pale translucent clusters of sweetness and color, and as sjie drew one of of 'those'. azure trails across her lips, realized, as she had never done before, tlid lesson of happiness that the flowers eaiih its yearby year. Tll'ey'say t6-Ms (and it is a . message from God they speak, if only we could understand it). "We withered and died last year, but wo have come back again toyou;nhd so will joy, but you must wait for it, as we have waited long, but struggled into the light at last." And to the heart that can feel this outward influence, there is no death possible; it will rejoice where religion would bid it mottrn, and in worshiping its Creator's works, will forget itself. As one who has died ignorant, and wnkened to the value of what it formerly held cheap (so Lazarus may have found elements of grandeur in Martha's much serving when he again joined the home circle, as he must have seen with clearer eyes Martha's beauty and helplessness), Madcap, in the vigorous rebound from a crushing blow, had sprung to akeeners of content in her every-day existence that made precious the commonest incident of every-day home life, where all was her own, not stolen from another woman's store of happiness, or snatched at with a sense that hunger impended over the next moment, yet so vividly new that her husband's step thrilled her as when he had been first her lover, and her children's voice sounded sweet in her ears as when they first faltered her name. She heard herself softly called by one of them at that very moment, and looking round, saw Dody peeping at her from behind a tree, coaxing her with a small forefinger to approach. "Us is going a-maying, mummy," he will 'oo come too?" THE tJPPER MS MOlNES, ALGONA/IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. 1892. ^^^^^•••••^••^MiiaiiiiVi •-•- •-. r - J -... r -...._. : .. ^ ^ ^ . — '..._ .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ijiMJUjjjjaa BBDflHIMBfcB5ft(ttWBHiMHHW^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^*^^^^^^^^^ CHOLERA ~ GALORE "To a maying, my sweetheart?" she ' said in a whisper; maying, said, "It's too late for a' maying." "01 no, mother," said Doune, who had come up; "it's a real one, only they've got lilac and things instead of may. and it's just as pretty. I heard Josephine tell the black lady so yesterday." Madcap started up, and forgetting that she had promised not to leave that corner of the garden on which Air. Eyre's study gave (for he could not write, he said, if on looking' up now and then she were not within sight), slipped behind the bush that had screened the little brothers from their father, and putting an arm round each, asked them, Between the kisses that even in her hurry she could not f r ;t t— "What black lady, and where did you see her?" "S'pose she thought it was grandpa's funeral every day," said Doune, practically. "We met her in the copse, mother, and she is as fond of kissing Dody as you are." "And her ky— «nd fcy,- s.? 1 .'! Dody, shaking his head sadly. "Sink dat»s . the poor 'ooman daddy's been punishing—eh, mummy?" "No, no!" cried Madcap, passionately. "And were you kind to har.. Ucdy?" she added, taking the child's lovely flushed face between her hands. "0! yes," he said, nodding; "me told her not to ky. ami kissed her; but me couldn't call her mummy, 'oo know; you is mummy," and he patted her face fondly. "Josephine's waiting for us at the , he will run to hw and clasp his little arms about' her knees or momentarily lean his head against her breast as if he would convey to_ her that, though he knows not what the word "mother" means, he yet feels h^r to be different to all others in the world. . A shadow crossed the three, and Madcap looked up with a start to see Frank in the act of passing them. He was very pale, and raised his hat without seeminsr to look at her, and continued his way toward the Hall. '"Spect he's gone to romp with Josephine," said Body, looking after the young man with much interest- while Madcap wondered i F he would dare —no, surely, he would not dare to cross hpr threshold. . ".'Josephine's got Digges for a sweetheart," said. Doune, with a superior nod; "she doesn't romp with any one else now. Tlmfs the man. that carried off the blank lady, isn't it, mother?" ,. But Maclciap was gazing after Prank's Vanishing shape—and indeed he made a charming".figure, as any one must have admitted who did not hate a sinner worse than his sin (as perhaps Madcap unconsciously did), and then—"women are strange"—she caught the two boy's hands in her own. and, long before Frank had got himself out of sight, had set oil running in the opposite direction; so that when Frank, who placed his pride second to her safety, looked round, it was to see her vanishing like a new Atalanta in the distance, whereupon he turned and ran too, till when at last she stopped breathless, it was to ilnd at her heels what she thought to have left far behind. Doune had not turned a hair, but Dody was coughing violent!;.' with the hasto at which he hart been swept along; and as Madcap caught him up, she flashed at poor Frank a Ionic that inclu.led cruelty to her child, in the list of the young man's other misdemeanors. Perhaps he elms s to accept that glance as a greetin r. however hostile, for he said, "Yon »YI>IV going to the village': 1 " Scorning to reply. Madcap went forward, but Dody turned his head over liis mother's shoulder, and, by way of friendly overture, remarked, "Us is going a-mayinsrl" "So arn I," said Frank resolutely, ami wondering if Mr. Eyre were mad to'let his treasure thus iro unguarded; "Imt are you wise to go?" he added, addressing the back of a little chestnut head. "There will he rough people there—gyp- sips, beggars, trumps of all kinds." "Are you my keeper?" cried Madcap, stopping sliort in the path way, and stamping her foot with a passion that made Dody, vaguely alarmed, cling round her neck, crying— > "J)o)iVbe angedy, mummy; doiiVbe angcdy!" "Mother's not afraid of anybody," said Doune, pressing defiantly against her side; "she's going to dance with us, and wj'll take care of her." "Where is Josephine?" cried Madcap, for the first time noticing V-he girl's dis- appparance. "She has gone back to the Hall,"said 'Frank, the color coming into his face. "At your request?" said Madcap, setting Dody down, and facing the young niiin. -At my request." "O! this is intolerable," cried Mad- oap, "that you are to force your company on me thus—that I am to be placed under surveillance, my very survants sent away at your bidding! Until today I had always thou rht u lady was fret; to choose her own society; " "I re<ret," he said, "that I am com- palied to inflict myself on you until Mr. Eyre comes." . "Did he constitute you my jailer?" she said, with a bitter contempt that was like a mirror held up to him ot what he was in her eyes. "May J ask what special fitness for the post made you undertake it? These poor people around will not harm me, nor would she; and nothing that she could say to me would make me scorn and loathe of demeanor that yet betokened yearning love, and disappointed hope, and feeling toward her as some noxious thing that threatened the life of what he loved, passed her by with a look heavy as a blow; then stepping to his wife's side, topk her hand and said, "So you have come a-maying. Madcap—and Frank, too; and look at those young rogues," he added, as the children came running toward them with chains of roses about their necks, "and it's all very pretty, and I'll take you home by a new way across the green"— and so, with a word here and there to the merry-makers, led her away, and o|ily on looking back some tims later discovered that Frank and the children had, disappeared. gate, anil daddy's gone to sleep," said Doune, taking his mother's hand to lead her away; and seized by a sudden impulse. for which her youth perhaps was Siccountable, Madcap went away with lliem across the garden to where the nurse waited. Mr. Eyro had laid no commands on her goiii'T out, or comincr in, nor had he fii forced' her promise with regard to Hester; lie hud simply rendered any meeting between the two women impossible by never lull ins: his wife outot his sight. J3ut to-day the strange occurrence had befallen" h'.m of falling into a sudden dead sleep as he sut at his table, the result, probably of those waking nights that had lately fallen to his lot. Josephine started and colored as her mistress approached— a close observer would have said guiltily, if the facile French face were permitted by its owner to express deceit— but she answered composedly enough that the mtiying was a mile beyond the village, and then waited for the children to be given over to her charge. But with four little eager hands pulling at her two more than hall'-willm',' ones, the garden seemed to Madcap a dull enough refuge to return to, and she permitted herself to be dragged through the gate that opened on the copse (the only egress from the house save through the village), and step bv step the greater length ol' it. till suddenly, all Hushed with romping and happint'ss. she caini- to tliR very spot where she had kneeled by Hester, and heard hoi 1 story. "Me so tired," said Dody, sitting down on the grass, as Madcap paused. iiii'l clasp?d botli hands to her heart. "l-'onio and sit on my knee, mummy, he added, palling a tiny lap invitingly. "Tired already?" cr.'ed Madcap, tor- Setting llestor.' and thinking that she saw a shadoof unusual pallor on the little beloved face. "0! no, ma'iun," said Josephine. whose rule in life it was always to tell a lie when the truth was not pleasant; "but he is so fond of this copse, and Will always sit down just here"— then, with her usual tact, withdrew a little, and affected to busy herself over a scrap of work she took from her pocket. . Madcap stood for a moment looking around, then, yielding to Dody's entreaties, sat down with him beside her, while Donne, tired out with his search after birds'-nests, came to her side, and leaned his head to her shoulder— a rare 8'gu of tenderness in the boy, and one that brought the color to Madcap's cheek. Does a mother's love for her child lie in the jov, the delight, ho is to «er, or is it something entirely independent of the return ho may make to '[or in kind? For a long while the word ! mother" carries no signllloance with to his mind; he loves hw us some- you more than I do now. "Mummy's very angedy," said Dody, in an awe-struck voice; "but she won t smack you," he added, slippinga gentle little hand in Frank's, whereupon the poor young fellow caught the child up, and for a moment held the rosy face against his own pale one, at which Madcap cried, with a half sob— "Would you rob ma ot my children/" and went a step or two alone for pride, then paused, expecting to be overtaken by the little lovers who had never hitli- erto failed her, but they were too taken up with Frank to leavo him; and so, in solitary pride, she passed the forge, descended the village, and, crossing a meadow and the wood beyond, emerged suddenly on the green whore the merrymaking was held. In the center rose a magnificent horse-chestnut, from whose trunk the may-bowers or alleys radiated like the green spokes of a giant wheel, built o trreen and blossoming boughs, arched overhead, and hiiiv,' with great clusters of lilac, laburnum, and guelder-roses, that swept the hair of the lads and lasses who passed below. Two anil two, hand in hand, smiling in each other's eyes, sweethearts for today if not to-morrow, the joyous couples danced in and out of the Boamiiitfly endless alleys many a fine-turned Uv> and twinkling foot marking off die slir- ring moments to n merry tune discoursed by th e bliud Udlller from ^Without, the old men and women loitered, tlmir eyes brightRutn* as the voun" faces came and went. I hey s,i\\ wl at they had once been, what they would like to bo oiica more, and perhaps sighed to thliiK that these merry lovers must n time come to be as themselves; but Mr. Fnth has loir; ago told the much more .beautifully m colors than 1 can over do in words. , Madcap forgot Frank to f™"** de- liirht at the scene, and the ch Idien. ^^^^l^'S^^b^^fSa-^f ivHTilv in and out, round am-l to OHAPTKH II. Bring 1 n prrny o'mi 1 I'rotn tho oast, Where tlic lurk Is slujtlnpf— Something of tho sons nt. ionst Unlost In the bringing. One may do worse things than sit in a new-mown haycock, eatinsr a syllabub. But the flavor of the one Madcap was eating had been taken away by the presence in the hay-field of a young man who stood at a little distance, talk- inn to her husband. Mr. Eyre had for a longtime endured in silence the daily, hourly expression of her contempt ior Frank, had even thrown new lights on the young man's wickedness by fancy sketches, half grotesque, half pathetic, of the different states of mind through which he must have run. But at length the subject had become too much for even his iron nerves, and he had begged of her, since they could not meuil the matter, to discuss it with him no more. On one point he had been linn, that when they met Lord Lovel, either abroad or in the village, she should accord to him the recognition that was suitable, considering the friendly relations that had existed between the two families, all the more so that the county had received I him with a coldness, and subjected him I to slights that, while borne by Frank with simple heroism, roused every instinct of manhood in Mr. Eyre, and made him curse the day when through Hester he had lost his independence. And Madcap had so far obeyed him as to sweep Frank a magriilictmt courtesy when she met him at a neighbor's house, then turned on her heel the next moment, and this she called a recognition more than equal to his merits, as she told Mr. Eyre later. And he had laughed grimly—somehow he waa always grim now, though more her lover than ever; sometimes she thought his father's death must have shocked him, he had become so gray, and the lines in his face so deep. Perhaps, too, ho felt for her bitter disappointment in Frank, as he had loved the lad, even while he j robbed him. But she had never dreamscl Lord ! Lovel would dare approach her in her own home till to-day, when, on looking up, she had seen Mr. Eyre with Frank b.jide him; and though the latter had the grace to pause at a distance to receive her slight acknowledgment of his presence, she none the less felt that here was the beginning of an intimacy that could never prove anything but intolerable to her. "And what a lack of delicacy," she thought, lifting her eyes to a face that gave no sign (for he was by now reconciled to standing in her opinion for what he was not), and, indeed, showed so much health, sweetness, and good humor as provoked her -with him more than ever, and showed him ugly as sin beside Mr. Eyre's virtue. To the children no such deformity was apparent as they left Madcap, and ran to him with a familiarity that even their father's presence could not check; and at this fresh proof of how all things loved him, she thought of Hester, and turned her eyes away from beholding the blot that ho had made on her landscape. And iu Hester, too, she was bitterly disappointed—that one interview between them had not prepared her for a woman willing to sink into a mere hanger-on at the gates of the man who had wronged her, even if that man were so hardened in sin as to permit it—and gradual- | ly the passionate bond of sympathy { with Hester had slackened, and the longing to speak with her, to try and help her, died out in Madcap's heart, and nearly equal in guilt stood both man and woman in her eyes. Perhaps the touch of ingratitude to herself shown in Hester's persistent avoidance of her,contributedtoMadcap's senses of disappointment—we find it so much more easy to forgive the sins of others when our forgiveness is specially entreated—but this pair of si.mers asked no man's absolution, and were even careful to parade their wrong-doing on the hoiiS3-tops,sothat Madcap's attitude only faintly shadowed forth that ••sterner one of' tho whole county toward '•Wait till the Duke conies," Mr. Eyre had said one day when his attention had been drawn to some fresh slight to Frank; and within an hour had written a letter that ho rode some ten miles to post, but which, oddly enough, was addressed to the Duchess, not the Duke. But Madcap had little faith in Frank's rehabilitation now—it would be only whitewashing a sepulcher, she thought, as she looked down into the little ugly face of. a green-man orchis that Dody had plucked out of the hedge and brought to her; and the uglinesspf that little freaked representation of manhood showed handsomely to her beside the outward presentment of Frank's moral iniquity! Behind her the hedge curved sharply on either side, so that she seemed to sit in a green elbow-chair, whence to gaze out at the moving panorama of life in the meadow beyond. Now and again, blown by a little putt of air, came from a neighboring field the delicate perfume of blossoming beans, cresting all other scents as a minor key of music will separate itself from the louder chords around it to penetrate to the inmost sense and heart; and as Madcap leaned back, with Dody's green-man in her hands, she fororot Frank in a thought subtle and sweet as the scent itself. There had lately oorno a change in her looks—the difference between a June rose steeped in sunshine, sparkling with dow, and a white musk ross, that in its Titania-like tender bounty woos us nearer to ciiangp or tliougut in travel. Mr. Eyre, however, stood firm; he did' not believe in running awav i'nrn f-vte, he said. amtMad;:apwa«be.t?riitliome: tlipro was his boon, too. that he was jiist then busy on, and if he cniild ward off those sudden His nf sleep that over- E him at o t ld moments, he would e as well as ever. Even to Frank he di;l not show what was in his min.l; his hah.uul reaervd made it easy to drop cli i veil as he pleased; !>nt could Frank have looked within. In- would ha TO bficn appilled at the afforded. A proud man, hitherto "above the necessity of lying, .Mr. Eyre found his present lifts of dis- honor'and subterfuge worsetli.indeath; his freedom gone, with that sense of security in his life that I).' had sn keenly vainer-fettered, povvvr.esa, the part that lie ini'l personated becoming harder to him each <1ay—he might have exclaimed with Caiissin. that he who loses conscience, has nothing left that is worth keeping. But the more dangero-n tllail all, the events of the day on \v:>i :'.\ ha had corns upon Hester at thn inavtirr. had pro- ducH an offset on his mrid that, sleep- ins or Wiikiii'i, \v.n n -v ••' -It i-;ed. Hester's attitude towar.l M.i It: ip was that of revenge, and oncj given tne opp.or- tunitv -Oi" won!'! ts'll > w'lole irnth; her pr •i,"iidt\i aff M'lion i'or in «;'iil 1 ba- inji u d tvu.'H to md • iff riMi olij.)-,;', in remainm j; in the v ,i'i •>•. To be Continued. BIG STRIKE COMING Steamer Scandia at Lower Quarantine Teeming 1 With Disease. Thirty-two Deaths During Voyage in Steerage and Both Cabins. Another Plague Ship Arrives During the Day—General News. is as fol* The cholera record up to this ing, without counting the cases wl taay be announced to-dayi lows: _ .. New cases yesterday, 10. Number of deaths yesterday, 4. Total deaths in this port, 15. Total deaths on passag* to this port, 31. Sick and under treat* jnent, 10. .. These totals can in turn be distrib* uted in the following manner: Moravia—22 deaths at sea, 1 in por^ total 22; sick 2, total cases 25. Normannia—5 deaths at sea, 0 in port, total 14; 24 sick, total cases 68. Rugia—4 deaths at sea, 6 in port, to* tal 9; sick 14, total cases 23. Totals—Deaths at sea 31; deatha lit port 15; total deaths 46, sick 20, total cases 109. ' Minnesota Fearn the P«»t. ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 6.—In th» Tiew of the danger to the State froitt the spread of cholera the Governor !• determined that everything possibl* shall be done to prevent Its getting * hold here, and to that end he to-day issued a proclamation Sailing on all the cities, villages and towns in tho State to place their respective localities in a state ot sanitary defe&M against the threatened invasion by cholera. Trainmen of the Kutlr* R«»dlug Sy«- toin Mliflly to Go Out. CHICAGO, Sept. 8.—The locomotive engineers, firemen, brakemen and conductors of the Reading railroad arc about to go out on a strike which will extend to Buffalo, Chicago and possibly over the entire system. News of thib contemplated strike was early this morning by an official of the old Federation of Railway Employes, who is at the Grand Pacific. The telegram received by him read: "What aid can Chicago give the em- ployes of the Reading company in the event ol a strike?" A reply was tent stating that nil possible support, financial and otherwise, could be relied upon. * A further telegram gave the details of the proposed actioti of the Reading men. It stated that yesterday evening a committee of locomotive engineers, firemen, brakemen, and Conductors of the Reading system left New York to meet President McLeod at Philadelphia, The committee was the grievance committee, who presented the claims of their fellow employes. The president received the committee, | but refused to concede to any of their demands. Out oi! 370 conductors on this road, 328 are union omen. The engineers, brakemen and telegraph operators are consolidated more perfectly than any other union in the country. EXPRESS ROBBED. Messenger Hound and Gafireod—The ThlevGH Get *4,OOO lit Shelllelil, Mo. KANSAS CITY, Mo.,Scpt. 8 —The Missouri Pacific, Little Rock & Wichita express train that left this city at 9; 10 o'clock last night was robbed by men at the little manufactur- tojvn of Sheflield, ten miles east of press Messenger McLaughlin, who was in charge of the express car, was covered by a pistol, bound, gagged and forced to give up his keys. McLaughlin was injured some but not seriously. The robber opened the safe and tool< all pf the valuables from it. McLaughlin says that the amount taken was only $3,000 or $4,000, but this is not credited, for the reason that the Southern mail passenger carries most of the valuable North and South territorial shipments of money. It is believed that the robbers got on the train at the levee yards here, as the only stop made between the Kansas City Union depot and Independence is at a crossing here. It is the only place at which a train could have been boarded. The train was loaded with passengers, none of whom were asleep. The robbery was not a mile from the scene of the old robberies in the Blue River valley. New York, Sept. 9.—Tho steamer Scandia is at lower quarantine full of cholera. There were thirty-two deaths on board during the voyage, twenty- nine steerage, two .second cabin nnd one first cabin passengers. Anotlier Ship at Qiiurniitliic, Now York, Sept. 9.—The Hamburg- American line steamship, Scandia, from 01 i nib Hambul . g arr ivcd at lower quarantine received | ^ eveumg nnd waa detained there as all ships from that port are. At uiid night there were no definite reports from her. Steamship Spree, from Bremen will be released from quarantine. Prctiiilont Is Decisive. Loon Lake, Sept. 9.—This morning the president sent a dispatch to tho secretary of war saying thixt while he was not fully advised as to a particular re-1 caiest i'or a portion ot Sandy Hook 1'or the quarantine passengers, he is anxious to do all in his power for the comfort and safety of the people; and later, upon the receipt of telegrams from tho faecretaries of the treasury and navy, who are in New York, he sent a message to the acting secretary of war as i follows: "In view of the represent a-, | lion made by Secretaries Foster and i Tracy, I direct that a sufficient portion ' of the reservation at Sandy Hook be j set apart for use as a camp for quarau- ' lined steamship passengers." i The president advised the seereiaiy oC the treasury of the order, at the s;im lime cautioning him as to tlu difficulty j of maintaining the proper qunrautiiw i of such a camp if established imd also of tho possible embarrassing it that might arise from tho removal of passengers out of tho jurisdiction of tho New York officers. Both of these questions must be left to tins judgment of officers on the ground and who know the situation. He also directed that notice be given all steamship companies that if they persisted in bringing emigrants from infected ports it might result in their being denied the cnteiiuce to our harbors. ISv'HllnfV the VrfHlilent'H' Orders, ' London, Sept. 9.—Official reports show that cholera is absolutely stanvped out of the United Kingdon. >Tolm C. New, the American consul general here, told a representative of the Associated press that he had reason to mippose that steamship companies are trying to evade the regulations laid down by the president. Governor Flower Acts. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 0.—Governor Flower this evening sent a telegram to Health Officer Jenkins saying: "Secure proper assistance to aid you in doing all possible for the relief and safety of the passengers detained in quarantine. You may purchase or rent necessary proper assistance to aid you in doinii land or buildings on Fire Island for i quarantine purposes." The Report from ST. PKTKBSUUHG, Sept. 9.— The returns for the whole empire show thai 4,004 new cases of cholera were reported on Monday. Tho deaths numbered 2,540. On Sunday the new cnsoa reported numbered 4,779, an excess ot 85 cases over those reported Monday. The deaths on Sunday were 2,073. Monday's figures show an increase, of 407 over Sunday's returns. K«p»rHti<>n from Turkey. WASHINGTON, Sept. 8.—The Department of State is advised by the United States chai-ge d'affairs at Constantinople that the Turkish government had acquiesced in the claim of the United States for protection to the American missionaries at Bourdour, in the province of Konia, Asia Minor, and reparation for the injuries to the person and property of Dr. Bartlett. The Bourdour incident is regarded as practically settled, removing the occasion for the dispatch of war vessels to Smyrna to investigate the affair. : The flueue In Cunudn. OUKBKC, Sept 8.—There is reason to believe that a case of cholera has been found on board the steamer Wandrahn from Hamburg which 1 passed Farther- point yesterday. The Quebec government's proclamation forbidding immigration and making regulations for inspection of vessels was hurriedly issued last night. N'Uig tenderer, gentler to him than >«iy °tl>er, but he would bo equally nappy w»tU any pn,e equally devoted. And even when \\$ beams to understand, thl ,- marked the St. I.ouU Rxpoaltlon Opened. ST. Louis, Sept. 8.—The St. Louis gaze "at the- purity i exposition of 1892 opened lastnightfor and softness of its petals; and it was this change in her that moved both the men's hearts as one, and set them shoulder to shoulder, to guard her against the mere possibility of harm. And thus hedged round by a love vigilant, devoted as a mother's, it seemed as though no evil could reach her; but the intense stain, the ever-recurring dread, were becoming too much for even Mr. Eyre's iron frame, though he had not yet r -alizad that, beyond u certain point, suffering might puss beyond his own control, or that effects of mental causes might take matters into their own hands tmd carry him bayoud his will; but Frank observed njuriy signs hi him that escaped Mad' cap, aim entreated aim iu vain to seek I a forty days' run with an attendance of 35,000 persons. The displays are tiner than ever before and include some remarkable exhibits. The art hall contains a number of masterpieces from the world's great painters. Not of ft Political Chttrnuler, LONDON, Sept. 8.—The Chilean legation in this city declares tluit the protocol recently .signed butwvcn Franco and Chile was nowise of a political character and only deals with the question of the sett eraent of the old claim of the French creditors of Peru. Iiicri'iisinK i» I'aris. Paris, Sopt. 9.—There wore 03 cases of cholera and 40 deaths reportei iu yesterday. On the same daj 22 new cases and 13 deaths were iv ported In tue suburbs. Premier Loubet has instructed tin prefect of Marseilles to prohibit tin landing of immigrants from cholera infected countries. Another Jnl'oct d Ship. NEW YORK, Sept. £.—The news telegraphed from Sandy Hook and quarantine this morning to the. effect thai the Hamburg-American line steamship Wieland, which passed Sandy Hool. •hortly after 6 o'clock, reached tht lower bay at 7:13 and there anchored and hoisted the yellow flag, indicating that slio has sickness, probably cholera on board. In addition the yellow flag has alsi again been hoisted on board the steam chip Noriuannla, where so many sa loon passengers are detained in spit' of the fact that the scourge seems -i be attacking the steamship's crew am steerage passengers alone. | It is therefore a relief to know tha 1 Sandy Hook also telegraphs that tb dreaded flag has not been hoisted o board the Rugia or the -Moravia an hopes are entertained that there wi be no further outbreaks of the diseat on board of these two steamers. The White Star line steamer Britai nic, from Liverpool, also passed Sand Hook, a»d as she did so the signal "K port me all well" was fluttering fro her halyards. Though this news of another chole 1 ehip in port increases the gravity • the situation there is no alarm felt i official circles here, and the heal authorities still feel confident of beii, able to keep the dread invader fro landing on our shores, Tire I'cstllonoo nt Dublin* DUBLIN, Sept. 9.—The steamer City of Rotterdam from Hamburg has ar- rivcd, flying a yellow flag. She wa» boarded by the health officer, who waa informed that one of the seamen on board had been attacked with cholera. The man was removed to a hospital and the steamer waa thoroughly fumigated. I'UHSOiiKors Keleaviid from the MiluR. WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.—Acting-Secretary Grant has telegraphed Secretary Charles Foster at New York reluctantly giving 1 permission to use the government lands at Sandy Hook as a place of retreat for the quarantined cabin passengers of the Atlantic liners now in the lower bay. | Cholera IIOMpltnl nt Detroit. DKTKOIT, Mich., Sept. 9.—The board of health has purchased the steamer Milton D. Ward for use as a cholera hospital. She will be thoroughly reno- ' vated and fitted up for service and then anchored at a point some five miles down the river. No Canes in the Unltod Kingdom. LONDON, Sept. 9.—Tho local government board states that there is uot a sing-le case of cholera throughout tha United Kingdom. ! Who'll JJe Cuiiiidii'H 1'remler. > 1 OrTAWA, Ont., Sept. 8.—It is generally conceded that Premier Abbott will retire at an early day. Aa to his successor, Sir John Thompson la still generally named as the coming man. A few probably favor Sir Charles Tupper and the name of the I Hon. John Haggart, minister of rail- j ways and canals,has been put forward. • Sir Charles Tupper, it is said, would not accept if offered it. Haggart, as is well known, would not be an aspirant with Sir John Thompson in the field. Premier Abbott is also said to be for Thompson and he has the privilege of submitting tho name of his proposed successor.' i Shot Their Captain. LONDON, Sept. 8.—The bark Windermere, owned in Swansea and now on a voyage from Glasgow to Freemantle, Western Australia, signaled in mid- ouean to a passing vessel that the crew had nuitinied and shot the captain. No further particulars are known, but it is supposed from tho fact of the signaling that the mutiny was probably subdued. DYeomantle is at the mouth of Swan lliver and twelve miles from Perth. There is a convict station at Freemantle, Lively 1'rohlbltlon Convention. ST. PAUI^, Minn., Sept. 8.—Of all the conventions held in Fargo this season, the liveliest, though smallest attended one, was the Prohibition convention yesterday. Only seventeen persons were present. Tho Rev. J. (J. Qmland, 3, Baskerville and A. M. Barmim wore nominated for Presidential electors, M. N. Johnson for Con gross, 1 and Roger Allen of Qrafton for Governor. Dumocrnti Cull H Convention. . DKTHOIT, Mich., Sept. 8.—A. Democratic State convention has been called to meet at Lansing Oct. 4 for the purpose of nominating a justice for the Supreme court to fill the vacancy which will be made when the resignation of Judge Morse shall have beenaOT oeptfid. .. HUNDREDS AWAITING BUIUAl.. Whole Families Wiped Out by th» Anlullo Hoourge at Hamburg. IJAMHURG, Sept. S.-^everal hundred bodies are awaiting burial, and in a number o£ cases whole families have perished and have to be interred by the Authorities. The sanitary officials recommend; that funerals should '>e simple and without flowers, >alls or any other accessories ikely to spread the plague, t'his admonition is not necessary, iu he case of many of the dead, who go D the grave wUhout even a mourner. he warm, humid weather is favorable > the cholera, and the end is yet- ap- irently far off. Tho oflicial cholera report foryester- ly shows that there were 055 new . <ses, a decrease of 47 from Tuesday. lie deaths were 315, a decrease of 18 m pa red with Tuesday. It is believed at this report is probably ueum* the . utk tluu 1 those before iwuod,

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