The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 26, 1893 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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•v ME tJPPEK BES MOlNES, ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AP&lL 26,1893, BY iruon COTTWAY, I Author of "flailed JJack " Fft Etc. CHAPTER X. FRACTIONAL COUSIN. Miss Clauson showed very little interest In the approaching visit. To this curious, and ftt times, almost apathetic young woman, it seemed as if all young men were alike, although Ave have seen that she was capable of showing strong feeling and emotion, as Avheu she rejected Mr. Morclle's love. The oiily sentiments Miss Clauson felt about Frank Carruthers were these. She was rather glad he Avas not a clergyman, and rather sorry hoAvas a sort of cousin. She was hot very partial to clergymen, and she thought that male cousins AVOW apt to presume on their relationship. Perhaps they do. She had not even the Interest which falls to the lot of hostess in preparing for the arrival of a guest. Herbert himself had seen that the large feather bed in the chintz ro^ni had been can-led doAvn aud aired at the kitchen lire. He had Avitli his own hands given out the needful blankets, counterpanes, sheets, and pilloAV-cascs, had even looked to the match-box and pincushion. So, Avith something akin to indifference, Beatrice saw the lodge gate open, and Horace bring the horse and large wagonette up to the door. She noticed that the young man who sat beside him looked rather pale aud Avashedout. SI. csaAV several portmanteaus handed out, so came to the conclusion he Intended making a long stay. Then she resumed the book she was reading. It was far more Interesting than any young man. Nor was sho disturbed for some time, it was close upon the dinner, Indeed Beatrice Avas already dressed; so the Talbcrts took their guests to his room, and left him to make his evening toilet, Just before the gong sounded the three men entered the drawing-room, and Frank was duly presented to Miss Clauson. When a young man and Avoman ICIIOAV It is their fate to spend several weeks together in a country house, and Avhen there is a family connection betAvcen them, it is no use commencing by being distant to one another. At least, so thought Frank Carruthers, for he shook hands Avith Miss Clauson, and began talking to her as if lie had known her all his life. Beatrice felt certain he meant to presume on his relationship. Still she Avas very civil and kind to him, and welcomed him to Oakbury. By and by, in the course of his easy conversation, he made Avhat struck her as being an original remark. What it Avas is not recorded, but, as original remarks groAV scarcer every day, any young man who makes one a minute after his first introduction to a young lady, is something out of the common run. So Beatrice, for tho first time, really looked to see Avhat he was like. You may depend he had made up his mind about her looks at once. He was pale, and appeared thin and over- Avorked. By the side of Horace and Herbert he seemed a short, slight man, although he Avas quite middle height, and if thin had plenty' of muscle. He was very handsome in his own style, and had a clever, intellectual look in liis face. His eyes were dark and keen—not restless eyes, yet .seemed to glance at everything quickly, and enable him in a second to make up his mind about the. object at which he looked. There Avas an expression hovering about his mouth Avhich a physiognomist would have told you hinted at sarcasm, and his chin proclaimed that he had a will of his own. By tiic lime Beatrice had finished her survey, and before .she had come to any decision, except that lie Avas by no means ill-looking, the gong sounded. Horace offered his arm to his niece, and led her to the', dining-room, followed by Herbert and Frank. They dined at a round table, pulled almost up to the window. It Avas pleasant at this time of year to lie able to look out on the garden. If everybody knew the comfort of u round tiiiile when the party is small, the whole slock in the country would be at once bought up. After all, in spite of his pule face, there Remued lillle i.he matter with Mr. Carruthers. His appetite Avas a fair one; but if a man could not make a good dinner at HazlOAVOocl Hcile his interior organization must be in a state past redemption. So ho ate like a hale man aud talked like one Avhoso brain was in full Avorking order. "It's very good of you to taico charge of an invalid like me," he said across the table to Beatrice. "You must thank my uncles. I am only a visitor like yourself, Mr. Carrnthers." "And both very welcome," said Horace, courteously, "Exactly so," said Herbert. "By the bye," said Frank turning to Horace, "tell mo Avhat I shall call you aud your brother. Mr. Talbert seems too still'—Horace and Herbert too familiar. I could, like Miss Clauson, call you uncle, If you liked; but you are not old enough." "I think as AVO are cousins AVO had better use the Christian name simply." Tliis Avas n great concession on their part. Only persons like Lady BoAvkcr, who hac 1 knoAvn them from boys, called the Talberts by their Christian names. "Thank you," said Frank. "Now enlighten me as to my relationship to Miss Clauson. r Herbert explained the matter, "Half first cousin once removed. An un- knoAvn quantity. If I Avero a mathematician I would try to express it in figures. It doesn'i seem much, but it's better than nothing." Beatrice felt sure this young man meant to Include her in the arrangement just made with her uncles. She Avas Avrong; it Avas many days before he called her anything ex. sept Miss Clauson. Then the Talberts, who had the knack of always interesting themselves in their guest's affairs, and who were, moreover, capita listeners, asked him questions about his life at Oxford. "LifeI" he said; "it can scarcely be called life. AH term time from nine in the morn Jng to nine at night I try to fill up a vacuun —created by nature, butAvhlch nature does not seem to abhor—in young fellows' brains You look upon a tutor's calling as rather an Intellectual one, don't you'i 1 " "Naturally AVO do." "Then bo undeceived. A man Avho keeps a shop requires far greater gifts. He has a variety of tilings to soil, and a variety of customers to send away equipped Avith Avhat they Avant. My customers are all the same —my wares don't vary. I assure you, Miss Clauson, tho dull, level stupidity of the typical undergraduate Is appalling." "Theji it needs a clever man to improve them." "Perhaps so—but clever in Avhat? Not in learning. Clever in knoAviug Avhat they are likely to be asked in examination. Clever in cutting off all superfluous work. As for the' learning, the tutor need only bo a page ahead of his pupil, and that does not constitute a supreme effort. Did you ever see a firework manufactory?" He asked Beatrice this. It seemed a sudden departure from tho sub] opt, Of course she had never seen' a firework mauufao vfell they ram this and that, into the empty cases. So do I. Saltpeter—Lntin. Sulphur—Greek. Charcoal—history. P..ills of colored lire—various Information. I ram nn<l ram. The en' r is full and in place. The examiner applies the match and looks for ;he result. Thou " "They burst in the wrong place," said Beatrice slyl.r. She was amused. "Yes—many nf them—burst and scatter ihe unlmrncd charge to the winds in a ludicrous manner. Some, of course, lly straight and only come down like sticks after fulfilling their appointed tasks." But sdme succeed like yourself," said Horace. * My dear Horace!" Frank fell Into the Christian name arrangement with the greatest ease. "The more f see of underiinidiiiitos the humbler I grow. I was successful, hut if my competitors were like those 1 coach it's nothing to be proud of." 'Yet your learning brings these pupils to yon." "Not a bit of it. I have a knack of bring* Ing dull fellows on, that's all." 'And perhaps (lie reason why you get all the dull fellows," said Beatrice. 'There's something in that," said Carruthers laughing. 'You read Lai in," said' Frank, suddenly turning to Beatrice. "Yes. How could you tcllV He laughed and gave her one of his quick Elances 'There is a lillle lino between your brows —a very little one. Young Indies always knit their brows when thry study hard. Lai in for a lady !s hard study." ''Other things besides study bring lines," said Beatrice, rather coldly. "Yes—trouble. But you can have had none. IMde may bring them. You are proud, but not- w.^oly proiuL Sr> J nm tfiit." Certainly this young man was presuming. Beatrice, half displeased, said nothing. "Won't you have some more champagne, Frank?" said Horace, noticing the young man declining Whittakcr's mute offer of refilling his glass. "No, thank you.- I drink very little; til- thongh your wine Is enough 'to shake, the sternness of an anchorite.'" "That is Byron, is it not?" asked'Herbert. "Byron misquoted." said Beatrice, quietly, Frank gave her u quick gliinee. "Are you surel"' he said. "Certain. I looked it up last week. It is 'saintship' not 'sternness.'" "I looked it up some months ago. No; 1 remember, I couldn't iind the book, so trusted to my memory. 1 was wrong it seems." "Homer sometimes-uods," said Horace. Beatrice was looking rather inquisitively at Frank. "What did you want the quotation for?'' she asked. "For something or another—I forget now. As soon as I am allowed to work my brain f II try and remember." "D;m't tr^'ible—I know. I saw the misquotation last week." Frank shrugged his shoulders. "Of course, you wrote the paper," continued Beatrice. "i':m arc provokingly acute, Miss Clanson." "What did Frank write? 1 ' asked Horace. Beatrice smiled. She felt she was now going to take her revenge for Mr. Carruthors's remark about the Latin. "That paper in the L<it,'(:rd<i]l Itcviav on landowner's responsibilities," she said do tiiuifly. "Nonsense, Beatrice! Frank couldn't have written that. Did you?" continued Horace, more, doubtfully, seeing his guest manifested no horror at the accusation. "Young ladies should not read the Liitl din/,'' said Frank. "Anonymous writers should not misquote," retorted Beatrice. "But did you write it, Frank?" asked Her bert, The two brothers looked the picture ot anxidy. Frank laughed. "Miss Clauson is horribly acute," he said. Therefore they all understand that Mr. Carnithers was the author of the article in question—an article which, from the bold and original views it ventilated, had attracted a great deal of attention. Horace and Herbert looked aghast. "Frank," said the former in a solemn voice, "you must be a radical." "You must," said Herbert sorrowfully. Even the respectable Whittaker, who had listened to the conversation, pulled a long face, and seemed to say to himself "he must be a radical." That his master's cousin should so disgrace the family was very distressing, "Oil dear, no," said the culprit. "I'm not —are you, Horace?" The utter absurdity of the question made them nil laugh. Horace and Herbert thanked II.-ii .-en tlioy were not radicals, "But there are respectable radicals, arc there not?" asked Frank, innocently. "A few," said Horace. Sad as the trutl was he was obliged to confess that there were one or two radicals of his acquaintance whose social position raised them above eon sideration of their political creed. It was a fault in what was otherwise a fairly well organized world. It was a satisfaction to have Frank's word that he was not a radical They told him so gravely. "1 fancy Mr. Carrnthcrs is a communist,' said Beatrice mischievously. "Then my expressed opinion of youi shrewdness suffers." "But what are your views v Frank'. 1 " asked Horace, "I have none In particular. I am willing to bo guidon by the best authorities—your selves, for instance. Tell me why you hate radicals so?" "They are so—so—un-English." "Ah. Then I detest them. Now you know what I am. I am English. Are you English Horace?" They told him solemnly they hoped and beliewd they were English to the backbone but they told themselves they were English men with insular excrescences nibbed oil by foreign travel. "Yes," said Frank; "it's a great thing tc be English. Few people, realize what i means, I do most thoroughly." 'That's right," said Horace. In spite o the landowner article, he was growing quit easy about his guest. "I would pass a law," said Frank gravely "making it penal for any Englishman to learn a word of a foreign tongue. Evei; time an English child conjugates a Frencl or German verb he retards the millennium.' "The millennium 1" said Beatrice, asto'n ished. "Yes—my Idea of the millonnium-rwhicr is when the whole civilized world speak English. If we could only converse in ou own tongue, every nation would be forced tc learn it, and so hasten the happy day Wherever the English language gets a good footing, it conquers." "Of course you speak only your own Ian guage?" said Beatrice. She was by now get ting quite interested. "In my ignorance of what was right learned joae or two others. I am trying tc forget them, but I can't do so." "Well, in what other way would you show your patriotism?" asked Horace, who wa amused. M S would cling to every bit of foreign Ian •we Acquired, whether gained by force, frauc puvijhase, or discovery. J wouldn't thlnJ demerit pam to Keep it of not. it must enefit the original owners to become Angli- ized; and whatever place It Is, it is sure to ome in useful some day." "No wonder you hate radicals," said ller- iert, approvingly. "Well, what else?" asked Beatrice. lie lad been for the most p:»rt addressing his re- nnrks to her, so she had a right to ask. "Lots more. But, as wo are also English, et me, ask you a question. Doesn't it some- imes jar upon your pride to think 1 hat we re obliged to anoint full-blooded (Jjfrnnns .sour kings and queens? How much English blood has the Prince in his veins!" That was a very staitling question. The 'alberts immediately began to run down the loyal Family-tree. Frank took a piece of iread, "I'll show you by an illustration," he said. 'You'll be frightened, Here's James the first," he pointed to the bread. "Here is lis daughter, Sophia," he cut the bread in mlf. "Here's George the First," ho cut the bread again. "Here's George the Second," jutting again. "Here's George the Third," cutting again. "Here's Edward, Dnlce of Cent," cutting again. "Hero's the Queen. }od bless heiV' cutting again. "Ilere's Albert Edward, Heaven preserve himl" lie cut the bread for the last time, and sticking ,ho tiny morsel that remained on a fork, gravely handed il to Beatrice. ' "It's a mortifying state of tilings, isn't It," he asked, "for those who are, so thoroughly English as ourselves? Don't you sympathize with the'Jacobites, Miss Clauson?" 'I think you are talking rank treason," said Beatrice. She scarcely knew whether 10 was in jest or earnest. Perhaps he didn't enow himself. The dinner proper was just over. Whlt- ;akereame in with the crumb-brush, and swept away James the First and his descendants through the female side. As soon as the wine was placed on the table the door was opened, and Beatrice's little boy trotted into the room. He wns allowed to make, his appearance for a. few minutes at this time whenever there was no company. The Tal- berts, remembering their theory, put up their eye-glasses to note the paternal instinct their guest might display. 'Halloo," he cried, "another pleasant surprise." No doubt he meant to imply that Miss Clauson's presence at Hazlewood House was the first, 'Now, who is this?" lie asked as the boy ran to Beatrice's side. "Will he come to me? I am really fond of children." Tempted by the irresistible, bribe of grapes the boy trolled round the table. Frank picked him up, kissed him, tickled him, slrokcc his golden hair, and admired him' greatly, but showed none of those emotions whicl the Talbcrts imagined they would detect. Ir fact, the way in which lie met the boy removed their base suspicions entirely. Thcj were glad of this, although it plunged then back into darkness. They felt very friendl} disuosccl toward their cousin and irbu to think him as honorable a man as themselves. Probably, they never really doubted this. So In reply to his question as to whose child tliis merry, laughing boy was, they told him the history of his appearance, and how Beatrice had begged that lie might be kept at Hazlowood House. "I don't wonder at it," said Frank, "I wish some one would send me-another just likt him." Beatrice gave him a look of gratitude. Every word that confirmed her in posscssior of the child was welcome to her. She had not yet looked at Mr. Camithers In any way which carried emotion with it. Her glance was a revelation. Till then he had no idea of what dark gray eyes could express. She soon left the men, but to rejoin them when they took a stroll round the grounds. Frank was here shown many clever little devices by which the Talbcrts perfected the out-of-door arrangements. He learned how they checked the consumption of corn and hay in the stables; how they regulated the amount of coke used .for the hothouse. Indeed, as he was quick of comprehension and In detecting peculiarities of character, he was not so very much surprised when, having returned to the drawing-room, he greatly admired a line piece of knotted lace, to heai that the uncompleted work was not ML- Clauson's, but wrought by that accomplished artist Uncle Herbert. which cannot nn acquired. I H;ive met witn many spurious imitations, hut the real articic is hard lo I'md. 8',iow me the m in who C.HI spend a whole day like this and you show me on", who c:ui get very n,.-ar lo !i;i]i|ii:K'ss." Like this," \M ant lying on his back us li'scribed. But you do something—yon smoke." said 3e;ilricc. Yes, for the stikeof appearances. In these lays of hard work a man mustn't be nhno- ut'ely i<!le." Of course she ought to have laughed at the "I'eble jol;-.'. Bui she did not. bh.s looked lowii at him tn-in her Hvir. and her .ur.iy eyes were aunoyingly serious. In glorious (August weather, when the sky is a cloudless >lue, when all the trees, except (lie spendthrift chestnuts, are in full beauty, when •oscs are still budding, breaking into bloom, and succeeding their fallen fellows, a young ady has no right to look seriously at the man by her side. Certainly not Beatrice Jlauson, with her beauty and fortune. Yet she looked and spoko gravely. "You wrong yourself talking such nonsense, Mr. Carnithers." He raised himself on his elbow. "I don't talk nonsense. I am speaking of my idea of enjoying a holiday. When I work it is another matter. I trust I work to the best of my ability. When I idle, I idle to the best of my ability." 'Your idea of human happiness is a humble o;ie." "Is it? Then give me yours in exchange." Beatrice was silent. She even turned her [lead away. "Well, I am waiting for the definition." There was no trace of levity in FrauU'svoice as he spoke. His manner was a? serious as her own. "I have none to give," said Boati tec. "None—at your age 1 Are. your dreams all gone? Young ladies do dream, I believe. The dream of being queens of society: of marrying rich men; it 1 they are romantic of marrying poor men; they dream of a life of religion; of having a mission lo perform. Which is your particular dream?" "I have none," she said coldly. "Yon must dream. You are sleeping now, and all peepers dream at times. Only in the wide-awake, bustling world do people forget their dreams. They work on and on, and to some the day comes on which one of their old dreams is realized. Alns, by that time they h'ave almost forgotten that, they over dreamed it, or they find it realized too late." Beatrice sat silent, with her eyes east down. "Perhaps I have not guessed the right dream for you," continued Carnithers, "1 forget you were such a learned young lady. Your dream may be the fame of the scholar or the writer." "I have no dreams," she repeated. He looked her full in the face. "Can you say also 'I have had no dreams?'" She made, no answer. As he looked at her he thought that even at this moment she seemed far away in dreamland. He told himself that if Miss Clauson brought herself to assert that she had never dreamed she would bo breaking the—he couldn't remember which commandment—the one about lying. By the bye, is there any commandment to refrain from falsehood, except the indirect one as to "false witness?" CHAPTER XI. "MORBID'S THE WORD!" Thanks to the remarkably fine air of Oakbury, and to an absolute cessation of anything like hard work, Mr. Carruthers soon lost his jaded appearance. At the end of ten days he declared himself to bo In rude health, and his looks did not belie his words. Certainly those worthy housewives, his cousins, had taken great care of him. They fed am fattened him; insisting that he should take beef tea at intervals, and that his cure shoulc be hastened by his drinking plenty of thai old'47 port for which their father's cclhu had been noted. Close as the "Tabbies' were in their housekeeping arrangements, they grudged the stranger within their gates nothing. In less than a week Frank had taken the measure of his cousins—of his male cousins, at least. He had even ceased to bo seized with an almost irresistible desire to go into a secluded corner and chuckle when he saw these great men engaged in somoduty whicl Is supposed to appertain peculiarly to wo- menklnd; or when he heard their simple con sultations on the price of meat, groceries, 01 other household commodities. Being, like Mr. Hordle, gifted with a vein of humor, ho found the Talberts most interesting cliarac ters, but had- ho found their, eccentricities wearisome, the kindness they showed hin would have compensated for the discomfort. For in spite of the exclusiveness which they were compelled by circumstances to adopt they were amiable, lovable men. So Mr Carruthers took them as they were, and liked the two brothers better and better the inore he really understood them. But Beatrice was another matter. He hac studied her with even more attention, bui felt that the result of his studies was unsatis factory. So far as s'.io was Concerned, lit knew he had got at nothing like the truth except on one self-evident point, that she was very beautiful. When lirst they mot hei beauty struck him, but it was days before lu finished finding new and fresh persona charms; perhaps he never ceased ilndlnj, them. Under certain circumstances sucl discoveries are endless. Frank Carruthcrs' studies of Miss Clau son's outward shell should therefore have been very pleasing to that young lady, hac the result been made known to her, and hac she cared twopence to iind favor in the student's eyes. For the rest he was in apuz /.le, which he spent many hours trying to solve. Miss Clauson little thought as she looked out of a window and saw Mr. Carruth ers lying on the turf with his straw hat tlltei over his eyes and a thin blue stream of smoki curling up from his cigarette, that he wa: neither sleeping nor projecting a new politi cal article for the Lattwdtiy, but thinking entirely of her own sweet self. They had seen a great deal of one anothe during the last week. Frank was not a mai who loved twenty-mile walks, or cared tt rush from one end of a country to another tc look at a rock or a waterfall. His idea of i holiday ho summed up In the word "loafing!' "A good loafer is a great rarity," lie tol< Miss Clauson. "Lpallng proper is an a? CRASH AT LANSING Jitter Contest Over the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway. EXCITEMENT RUNS HIGH OV.KK THE BARNES COLLAPSE. PANIC SUBSIDES SOMEWHAT LATE IN THE DAY. Severe Run on Several Banks—Two Big Firms Embarrassed—Millionaire O. M. Barnes Sacrifices His Fortune to Assist His Sou—People Lose' Confidence in the Banks. Mexican Robbers Drought to Buy. CITY OF MEXICO, April 19.—The noted Mexican criminal, Amara, recently arrived from the United States, in the district of Guerrero, State of Chihuahua. There he organized a band to waylay parties carrying 1 silver from the mines. He and his party were surprised by a detachment of 233 troops and a fierce fight ensued. The bandits finally took refuge in a building 1 , where at last accounts they were still besieged by the troops, who had been reinforced by miners. Amai-a has with him eighty-two men. He is •wanted in the United States for several crimes. To .Reconsider Seliginan's Expulsion. NEW YORK, April 18.—It was rumored yesterday that the Union League club intends to hold a special meeting- soon to consider the recent blackballing of Mr. Theodore Seligman. The club has 1,000 members, of whom only 400 were present when the 136 black balls were cast against Mr. Seligman. It was said that the majority of the members intend to repudiate this action and to sot themselves aright before the public and show that their opinions are not governed by race prejudice. Laiising, Mich., April 19.—A millionaire Avho yesterday didn't oAA r e a dollar in the world is likely today to go broke. This is the (paradox In financiering Avhich Lansing presents just UOAA'. • Representatives of the couuuerclal agencies, lawyers and others AA'lto have swarmed into the city in consequence of the Lansing Iron and Engine works and the Lansing Lumber company describe the situation as one of tho most remarkable that has ever been under their obsen r atioii. Since January 1, O. M. Barnes hag been sacrificing his personal means in an effort to hold up the tAvo big concerns AA'hick financial disaster has at last overtaken. Up to yesterday he had paid from his private means obligations incurred by the I.AVO corporations aggregating nearly $125,000, and yesterday he pledged the balance of his private fortune for the payment of further liabilities exceeding over $700,000, taking in return the mort- Count Schli rstuiii Dead. BBBLIN, April 19.—Count Bismarck Sehiarsteiti, head of the noble and ancient house of Bismarck-Schoenhausen, to which Prince Bismarck belongs, died yesterday at Schierstein, in Hesse-Nassau, the seat of the family. The deceased count was born in 1809 and was a cousin of Prince Bismarck. He abandoned the patronymic of Schpenhausen and adopted that of Schierstein, after his paternal estate. The late count married a daughter of the late Sir Henry Wynn, who was British Minister to Denmark, and through that marriage is related to many English families. Carried Away a Bridge. RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., April 19.— Ice went out of Clearwater River yesterday, taking out the Great Northern Railway bridge. The ice is jammed at the junction of the Red Lake and Cleavwater rivers and the river is overflowing. . Houses near the river are vacated. One thousand cords of wood are floating down the river. Two dams are in danger. The ice in the Red Lake River is solid. If this goes out soon all dams and bridges will be in great danger. Telegraph wires on the Great Northern are down. The ice is piled fifteen feet high. Whole Family Cremated. CAMBRIDGE, Minn., April 19.—The house of Dan 18. Fa-ickson of Bradford was burned yesterday with all the household effects, and Erickson, his wife and two children were cremated. Two of his neighbors had spent part of the day with Erickson and the three drank liberally of liquor. It is supposed that in attempting to light his pipe while drunk he dropped some fire. The remainder of the family were sleeping up-stairs. Strung; Up to a Tree, LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 19.—Twenty-five men with black masks over their faces and riding fleet horses broke open the jail at Morrillton just before midnight and seized Flannngan Thornton, the negro murderer of Constable Pate. The prisoner was hurried to the woods and is doubtless now hanging to & tree with his bodj riddled with bullets. The Sheriff has offered a reward for the 9apture of Of ithe mob. MILLIONS IXVOLVED. gage covering all the property of the tAA'o firms. Mr. Barnes took the action he did to save the credit' and business honor of his son, O. F. Barnes, president of both the iron \vorks and lumber company. Lansing banking and business circles have never been so rudely shaken in the toAvn's history. Nearly $400,000 of the tAvo firms' paper is held by Lansing banks, the largest holders being the Central Michigan Savings bank, $200,000, and the Inghaui County Saviugs bank, $81,500. BetAveen $65,000 and $70,000 worth of the linns' paper is also held by Detroit banks. The closing of the Central Michigan Savings bank yesterday afternoon Avat caused by the lack of confidence result ing Avheu it became kuoA\ai that the institution AA'as weighted down witl $200,000 of the insolvent companies obligations. p-— It AA'as an anxious night at the Capito bank. Directors and leading business men AA'cro holding secret conference? in various portions of the toAvn. Th directorate of the Inghani County Sav ings bank continued in session until midnight. There were 100 people outside the Inghani county bank when it opened this morning. Commercial depositors Avere promptly paid, but the legal three months AA'as required on the savings depositors. President Humphreys announced confidentially that the bank Avould be able to meet all obligations, but the crowd was uneasy and anxious. About 10 o'clock Bank Commissioner Shenvood made a reassuring speech to the crowd and there Avas a decrease in the withdrawal of deposits. Deposits are also being AvithdraAATi from other banks. The statement Is given out that O. M. Barnes' private assets, together with the assets of the two embarrassed companies, aggregate $1,093,000. Every effort is being made to restore confidence this morning, but there is a panicky feeling in many quarters. Every one ascribes the cause of the troubles to the poor business methods of O. F. Barnes. Later. Late this afternoon it is believed the crisis is past and no further bad effects AA'ill be felt from the failures announced yesterday. All the excitement has quieted down. Tho bank commissioner expects to conclude his examination of the Central Michigan tomorrow and not until then Avill the assets and liabilities be knoAvn. St.. r.iul, Minn., April 17.—The contest over the Minneapolis & St. xniis RailAvay which has boon expected ever since the :ippoiutment,of Receiver fniosdale is ou, and the wnr for possession between Ihe Rock Island coin- latiy and the New York holders of iiort.CT.sro claims will bo one of the bitterest In the history of American •aihvays. Besides tho fight. Avith the Rock Is- and, there is a conflict, between the mortgage-holders themselves. The unount involved is $9.000,000, about $5,000,000 of which is in the hands of one faction, and $4,000,000 in the hands of another. Over thirty lawyers are engaged In the case, and the first of the arguments was completed before Judge Loclircn last evening. Two leading attorneys of New York represent Henry Seibert, of Now York, who is the trustee for a number of bondholders and persons who hold a mortgage of $4,000,000. This mortgage was given to furnish money to construct and equip the road or some of Its branches. The principal holders of these securities are representatives of the Rock Island Road, which sought to got control of tho Albert Lea Route or the Minneapolis and St. Louis Road, and by tills means secure an entrance to the North- Avest. It Is claimed that the present action by Seibert as trustee, brought to foreclose the mortgage for $4,000,000, is to wreck the road and to turn it over to the control of the Rock Island company. Besides the Rock Island people, the holders of the $4,000,000 mortgage include the Farmer's Loan and Trust company of NOAV York, Avhich has a claim of $1,100,000, and the Fidelity Insurance and Trust company of Philadelphia, Avldch has a. Hen for $489,000. Among tho holders of securities is the NoAA r York Life Insurance company. The New York Mutual Life company and several other concerns also have largo holdings of securities. The fact that tho Minneapolis & St. Louis road is in the hands of a receiver and has not paid a. cent Interest on bonds for four years is exorcising all of the holders. It is apparent that tho v-i.'.d is paying, however, from tho fact that li'hceivcr 'Trucsdale has neatly $1.000,< Klu in cash in the treasury. The JKcick Island interests claim that they should have this money to apply on tlu'ir debt, but this proposition is resisted by other interests. THE RATE WAR. Western Passenger Association Lines Are in a Troublesome Stew. Chicago, April 19.—TUie passenger agents and general managers of the Western Passenger association lines are in trouble. Only six days remain before tho time when tickets to the world's fair are to be placed on sale and no agreement has yet been reached on rates. There is, moreover, a A r ast amount of ill-feeling among passenger men and it is more than probable that tthe reorganization, upon Avhich the Avork of several weeks has been bestowed, will fall through. The trouble comes from an attempt of some trans-Missouri lines to fasten their trivial disputes upon 'the Western Passenger association. It is impossible yet to tell IIOAV the wtaole trouble will come out. The Alton has sent out instructions to Its agents to adhere to the association rates, but it announces that if any juggling is practiced it Avlll begin war at once. BIGAMIST AND MISSIONARY. A. Beiitly Wortliliigton and Mrs. I'iunk- ett CoiivertliiR New Zoalanders. ST. Louis, April 19.—Letters received here from John Hosking, a Methodist minister at Christ Church, New Zealand, say l that the world-renowned apostle of Christian science faith, A. Bently Worthington, is located in New Zealand and has drawn together hundreds of believers ' in tho faith. They have converted all their funds Into a general treasury and are building educational and religious institutions valued at over $200,000. The letter also says that AVorthington is living with Mrs. I'lunkett, who was formerly editor of the International Magazine of Christian Science in New York. It will be remembered that the couple mysteriously disappeared nearly four years ago, since which time nothing has been heard of them. Worthington has a record as a bigamist, no less than eight different women claiming him as husband. FIDDLER COLLIERY FLOODED. It Is Feared that Some of the Men Did Not Kticupe. SIIAMOKIN, Pa., April .19.—Water from the old Fiddle Green workings broke into the Luke Fiddler Colliery at 8 o'claokth's morning. A number of men escaped from their, perilous expjerien^e. li/ is not knowq asyot whether all the men, are out,' CHURCH AND STATE. Algr. Sutolll'g PowerH In Catholic Affair* Made an IHHUO In Court. NKAV YOKK, April 19.—An order issued by Vice Chanculloi- Bird of Trenton, N. J., requiring Father Treaoy'of Swedc'sboro to show cause why he should not be enjoined from interfering Avilh Father Leahy in carrying out his functions as priest of the parish, AVUS returnable yesterday. Father Treney was on hand and filed the ansAvor. He claimed that the decision of Mgr. Satolli Avas not conclusive and that he hud appealed to Home. The Vice Chancellor thereupon said it would bo necessary to have evidence upon the right and authority of M£> Satolli to finally decide between the two, and an adjournment for "two weeks AVUS had to enable Father Leahy to secure such evidence. Peter Uackes, counsel for Father Leahy, said he would at once proceed to Washington to secure such ev.deuce and if necessary .would make an effort to secure tho sworn testimony of th-j papal delegate. When this testimony is secured 110 Vice Chancellor will tiien to decide tho question which has caused so much contention in the Catholic Church of America. Namely, Avhether Mgr. iSatolli has absolute power over Catholic Church affairs in this country. COOKED FOOD. Most instances AA'here cooked food has proved profitable for swine are oAving to the fact that the experiments Avere made in Aviuter and the cooked food AA r as fed tsoiueAA'hat warm. The expansion of meal by cooking fllls the hog's stomach with less nutrition and fattening material. This is in most cases a disadvantage, as the rule holds good that the more food an animal can be induced to eat and digesit, the greater will be the profit from feeding it, FOR THE FIRST TIME. Elept.r.lonl; Blaze in the Dome of Manufacturer's Building. l OWe|igs^BL April 19. -Tonight the "9 M\ ' '""VV^I'-Vtv ' v > ^\ t lkt.-«wl; *&&&**>']•

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