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TfiE UPP1K M01NE8; AMON.A. IOWA WEDNESDAY APML 27. 1898> INTERNATIONAL PRtSS ASSOCIATION. 'CHAPTER i. ' f T was in tne sweet like to come and have afternoon tea in my quarters? Old ladies generally I month of Septem- I ber, the soft af'ter- I noon of a day that had been hot even on the borders of the North Sea, which sends its breezes flying over the part of Essex which Is not flat ntul marshy, but rich and undulating, and fair and pleasant to look upon. In London the people were gasping for breath, but here, though the day had been fairly hot, it was now at six o'clock soft and balmy, and by nightfall the air would be sharp and fresh. It was such a fair day and such a fair view! Behind on the higher ground stood a rambling old bouse, half hall, half farm-house—a house with a long red-brick front, and a port of terrace- garden from which you might look across the fields and the long green stretches of land over which the bold sea came and went at ebb and flow of the tides, if was a quaint old garden, with turf like velvet, and raised beds cut in it here and there, gay with blazing scarlet geraniums and blue lobelias, and kept neat and tidy by a quaint bordering of red tiles set edgeways into the ground. There were tall trees, too, about this domain, which hid the farm-buildings from sight, and also helped to shield the house from the fierce winter blasts, and in front there lay a rich and verdant meadow sloping gently down to the high-road, where just then a man and a young 'girl had stopped ior a. moment as they -walked along together. "Mayn't I come in?" the man said, imploringly. , "No, I don't think you must," the girl answered. "You see, auntie has gone to Colchester, and she wouldn't 'like me to ask you in when I knew she wasn't there. No, I don't think you must come in this time." "Perhaps she will be back by this time," he urged; but the girl shook her head resolutely. "No; for the train does not get to Wrabuess til twenty-four minutes past seven—it is not as .much past six yet," she said, simply. "But," he said, finding that there was no chance of his effecting an entrance within the fortress, "are you bound to go in just yet?" "No, I am not; but you are bound to go back to Lady Jane's for your dog-cart. She knows that you came with me, and she knows that auntie is in Colchester." "Lady Jane knows too much," he said, vexedly. "Yes, I suppose I must go back. But I may carry your racket as far as the door, eh?" "Oh, I think you may do that," answered the girl, demurely. So together they turned and walked on. The road took a curve to the right, skirting the sloping meadow and rising gradually until they reached the gates of the old house, with its quaint red front and its many gables and dormer windows, and at the gate Dorothy Strode stopped and held out her hand for the racket. "Thank you very much for bringing me home," she said, shyly, but with an upward glance of her blue eyes that went straight to the man's perhaps rather susceptible heart; "it was very good of you." "Yes, but tell me," he answered, not letting go his hold of the racket, "tho aunt has gone to Colchester, you say?" "Yes." "Does she often go?" "Oh, no; not often." "But how often? Once a week?" "Once a week—oh, no; not once a month. Why do you ask?" "Because for the present I live in Colchester. I am quartered there, you know, and I thought that perhaps sometimes when-the auntie was coming you might be coming, too, and I might show you round a little—the lions and all that, you know. That was all." "But I don't think," said Dorothy Strode, taking him literally, "that Ibve a bachelor tea." " I don't think she would," said Dorothy, honestly. "You see, Mr. .Harris, my aunt is rather strict, and she never does anything unusual, and—" At that moment she broke off short as a fairly smart dog-cart driven by a young man passed them, and returned the salute of the occupant, who had lifted his hat as soOn as he saw her. "Who is that?" asked the soldier, father jealously, frowning a little as he noticed tho girl's heightened color. "That is Mr. Stevenson," she answered, looking straight in front of her. "Oh. Mr. Stevenson. And who Is ho when he's at home?" the soldier demanded. "Very much the same as when he is not at home," answered Dorothy, with a gay laugh. He laughed, too. "But tell mo. who is he?" "Oil, one of the gentlemen farmers round about." It was evident that she did not want to talk about the owner of tho dogcart, but the soldier went on without heeding: "And you know him well?" "I have known him all my'life," she said, with studied carelessness. In the face of her evident unwillingness to enlarge upon the subject, tho soldier had no choice but to let her take the racket from him. "Good-by," she said, holding out her hand to him. "Good-by," he answered, holding it a good deal longer than was necessary; "but tell me I may come and call?" "Yes, I think you might do that." "You will tell your aunt that you met me, and that I am coming to call tomorrow?" "That is a little soon, isn't it?" she said, laughing. "Besides, tomorrow there is a sewing-meeting." "And you go?" ; "Always." "And you like it?" incredulously. "No, candidly I don't; but in this world, at least in Graveleigh, one has to do a great many things that yne does not like." "And you might have to do worse things than go to a sewing-meeting, eh?" he suggested, for it suddenly flashed into his mind that there would be no gentlemen farmers in smart dogcarts at such feminine functions as sewing-meetings. "That is so. Well, good-by." "But you haven't said when I may come," he cried. "No; say one day next week," with a gay laugh. ' "But which day?" "Oh, you must take your chance of that. Good-by," and then she passed in at the wide old gate, and disappeared among the bushes and shrubs which lined the short and crooked carriage-drive leading to the house. , at the gates of Lady Jane's place, where he must say Bis farewells and get his dog-cart. Lady Jane was still oft the lawn, and welcomed him with a smile. She was a stout, motherly woman, still young enough to be sympathetic. "Alt, you are back," she said. "Now, is not that a nice girl?" "Charming," returned Dick, sitting dow*rt beside her ahd answering in his most conventional manner. Lady Jane frowned a little, being quite deceived by the tone. She was fond of Dorothy herself and would dearly like to make a match for her. She had seen with joy that Mr. Aylmer seemed very attentive to her, and had encouraged him in his offer to escort her down, the road to her aunt's house—and now ho had come back Minor Happenings tif the Past Week, EVENTS OF LAST SEVEN DAYS, Political, ftellglotift, Social and Criminal Doln** ot tHC 1Thol« World C»r«t«l»y Condennect for Oar tte»dert—th« Ae- olrtent Recotd. CASUALTIES. Big Creek? Wl8.— Two children of Charlea Gardiner ptetlfthed in a flW, Krhlch destroyed his home-. Indianapolis, Iftd.-^fhomas RY Barrett, chief of the fire department, Was setloualy injured *hile driving to a again with his cold, conventional tonea aa If Dorothy was the tenth charming girl lie had taken home that afternoon, and he had not cared much about the task. "I heard you say a little time ago that you were going away," he remarked, after a moment's pause. "Yes, we are off tonight by the boat from Harwich," she answered. "Yes, it is rather a long passage—twelve hours—but the boats are big and the weather Is smooth, and It is a great convenience being able to drive from from one's own door to the boat itself '—one starts so much fresher, you know." "Yes, that must be so," ho replied, "though I never went over by this route. And how long do you stay?" "All the winter," Lady Jane answered. "Wo go to Kissingen, though AND WALKED, ON, auntie would ever want to be shown round Colchester, or the HOBS, or anything. You see, she has lived at toe Hall for wore than fifty year?, and probftWy knows Colchester a thousand times as well as yow do." "True! I might have thought of that," and he laughed a little at ni» CHAPTER II. OR a moment he stood there looking after her, then turned on his heel and retraced the steps which he had taken in Dorothy Strodc's company, and as he went along he went again over all that she had said, thought of her beauty, her soft blue eyes, and fair, wind-tossed hair, of the grace of her movements, the strength and skill of her play, the sweet, half- shy voice, the gentle manner with now and then just a touch of roguish fun to relieve its softness. Then he recalled how she had looked up at him, and how softly she had spoken his name, "Mr. Harris," just as that farmer-fellow came along to distract her attention and bring the bright color into her cheeks, and, by Jove! be had come away and never told her that his name was not Harris at all, but Aylmer—Richard Aylmer, commonly known as "Dick," not only In his regiment, but in every place where he was known at all, Now how, his thoughts ran, could the little woman have got hold of an idea that his name was Harris? Dick Harris! Well, to be sure, it didn't sound bad, but then it did not suit him. Dick Aylmer he was and Dick Aylmer he would be to tho end of the chapter except—except, ah, well, well, that was a contingency he need not trouble himself about at present. It was but a contingency and a remote one, and be could let it take care of itself until the time game, for him to fairly look it in the face, when probably matters would conveniently and comfortably arrange themselves. And then he fell to thinking about her again, and what a pretty name hers was—Dorothy Strode! $uch a pretty name, only Dorothy Aylmer would look even prettier—Mrs. Richard Aylmer the prettiest of them all, except, perhaps, to hear feis men friends calling her "Mr?. Pick." And then be p«Hed himself up with a laugh to think how fast hie thoughts bad bee» running on—why, he had SITTING DOWN BESIDE HER. It is a trifle late for the place. Then on by the Engadiuc, Italian Lakes, and to Marseilles. After that to Algiers for several months." "Algiers," he said in surprise, "really?" "Yes, I need a warm climate in the winter, and it gives Mr. Sturt a chance both of life and of sport, so that he does not really feel being; out of England for so long." "And you cojne back next spring?" "Yes; some fime next spring," ahe answered. Dick Alymer got up then and began* to make his adleux. "Then good-by, Mr/ Harris," said Lady Jane, with much cordiality, "and I hope to find you still at Colchester when we come back again. If not, you must come and see inc In London during the season." "Thanks, very many," he said, "but my - " "Oh!" cried Lady Jane, in dismay, "look, look! the fox-terrier is worrying the Persian kltteu. Do rescue it somebody, do, do!" (To be continued.) HERMIT IN A BIG CITY. Why ati OKI H»s Shut Iforielf Ofl fror. th;i World. r. Various, indeed, are the ways in which eccentric people indulge their little peculiarities, but a decidedly original manner has been adopted by an old lady living here, nays a Paris letter to the London Telegraph. On one of the grand boulevards stands a house with closed shutters and fastened door. Scarcely a sign of life is there about the place and the house has remained in a slmillar state over a quarter of a century. The owner is an old lady, who, on Sept. 4, 1870, ,t-»o <lay on -which the republic-was-proclaimed, resolutely determined that no one affected by republican ideas should ever cross the threshold of her dwelling. To avoid any such contingency she simply declined to allow any one inside and has refused all offers to hire either apartments or the shop below. The only time she •breaks through her hard and fast rule is when workmen are permitted to enter in order to carry out repairs, painters, carpenters, locksmiths and masons once a year in turn invade her privacy and make good any damage. To relatives whose political tendencies are the same as her own she is particularly gracious, but at the death of each one an apartment in the building is sealed up and now all are closed barring the very -small one at J.he back of the house, which the anti-republican hermit reserves for her own use and that of her three servants. This strange behavior on the -part of an old lady has repeatedly excited comment and numerous have been the attempts of people to gain an entrance by some ruse or other. Ail their efforts are foiled by an aged servant, who guards the front door with dragon-like vigilance, and the would-be intruder soon finds the portals slamn^d la his face and WmaeU none the wiser lor his curiosity Little Rook, Ark.—Indian territory is in a state of wild apprehension because of the sun dance among the several uncivilized tribes. The Choctaw, Arapahoe, Chippewa, Miami, Onondaga and several other nations are decked with war paint. Oalesburg, 111.—The semi-annual meeting of the Women's Missionary societies of the Peorla Baptist association was held here with all the churches represented. Encouraging reports were made. Chamberlain, S. D.—Persons arriving from White River bring details of a disastrous prairie flro which swept over practically the whole of Rosebud Indian reservation, destroying thousands of cattle and horses. So far as known no Indians lost their lives. Elgin, 111.—M. A. Whitney has boon re-engaged as superintendent of Elgin's public schools at a salary of $2,000 per year. Philadelphia, Pa.—.Too WalCott, Tom O'Rourke's black lighter, had something more than a shade the bettor of Tommy West, tho New York welterweight, in a six-round bout at tho Arena. Ottawa, 111.—The congressional committee of the eleventh Illinois district Issued a call for a convention Aug. 30 at Strcator. Congressman Reeves de- cllnfes to run again. Quincy, 111.—The state board of railroad commissioners has approved plans for a, new depot in this city. Tho new building will have ample accommodations for all the railroads passing through here. Cincinnati, O.—'Richard Smith, oriae one of the best-known of tho editors, publishers and editorial writers In tho west, died, agod 77 years. Columbus, O.—The legislature today gave trial juries the option of saying whether a first-degree murderer should be electrocuted or Imprisoned for life. Pardoning power is operative only on- proof of Innocence beyond reasonable doubt. St. Louis, Mo.—A mail bag consigned to J. M. Hammll,' attorney for the Louisville & Nashville 4'oad at Belleville, 111., was stolen from an express wagon In Belleville. Tho bag is said to have contained letters, official documents and a registered letter in which were several drafts for almost $30,000. Cedar Rapids, Ia.—Martin Clancy, grand secretary and treasurer of the Order of Railway Conductors, died, aged 66 years. Springfield, 111.—Gov. Tanner appointed W. W. Meloan county judge of McDonough county to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Crosby Wheat. Atlantic City, N. J—Mrs. .T. N. Burton of Canton, O., committed suicide by shooting. Saranac, Mich.—Burglars rifled the jewelry store of E. H. Anderson and then set the building on lire. Minneapolis, Minn.—Dr. H. U. Avery, commissioner of health of Minneapolis since 1894, was found dead In bod at Forman, N. D. Death was caused by heart disease. Philadelphia—Robert Purvis, the well-known abolitionist and the last, surviving member of the original American Anti-Slavery society, which organized In this city in 1833, died suddenly of apoplexy. He was aged 88 yenrs. Peoria, 111.—A telegram from Knox- vllle, 111., announces the sudden and probably fatal illness of Bishop Alexander Burgess of the diocese, of Quincy, whose residence IH in this city. Rome—The pope has appointed the Rev. Alexander Christie, rector of St. Stephen's church, Minneapolis, to the bishopric of Vancouver, His holiness has approved the transfer of the see of Vincennes to Indianapolis, from which it will take its name. Terre Haute, Ind.--"Col." A. V. Ward, who passed worthless checks in Jew Orleans, St. Louis, Terro Haute nd Chicago, has been sentenced to rom two to seven years, under the indeterminate sentence law. Louisville, Ky.—J. M. McKriigut, >roker, speculator and politician, was ound guilty on three counts of embezzlement and falsification of the ac- ouots of the German National bank, of which he was president until February, 1897. Danville, Ky.—As the circuit court, was adjourning, George Rowsey, a farmer, shot and killed Francis Kaiser, lis neighbor, with whom he had quarreled. The killing was almost in the presence of the- circuit judge. St. Joseph, Mo.—Walter Richmond, a Fort Worth cattle dealer, lost $5,000 here. Some one picked it up and ia saying nothing. Laporte, Intl.—L. D. Brand's general store at Klngabury, this county, was destroyed by fire, Losa, 110,000'; insurance, $6,300. London—Advices received here from Milwaukee, Wis.— While teaching his ! little son how to shoot a smalt fine John Walter grasped the weapon by tho muzzle. He is dead. Boston, Mass.— The Boston & Maine freight shed at Charlestowft with contents of hay Was damaged $30,000. Insured in Home of New York under general schedule. Reinsured in companies constituting the railroad syndicate. Owoaso, Mlch.--F t lro totally destroyed the carriage factory of the Bs- tey Manufacturing coiripahy. Insurance, $20,000, Wallace, Idaho— Fire destroyed the concentrator of the Morning mine, owned by Larson & Oreenough, The loss la $100,000, insurance $60,000. Three hundred miners will be out of employment until a new concentrator is built. Richmond, Ind. -- George Boyco, champion lightweight pugilist of Indiana, Is In a dying condition, the result of a ruptured blood vessel. Troy, Wls.— Charles Sehwelgul, 18 years old. wan killed in a runaway while attempting to shoot wild geese from tho wagon. Chlcago--Antou Adanskl, 4 years old, was fatally injured by being struck by a train on the Chicago & Northwestern tour Wo toss tho baby high irt ptoy, ' Tyrant whom slave* ndorts, WJioso smite or frown wields Wetjon'jc for one kiss ittofft. Oh. iftughltij? fliotittt oi fnttWon Tho tompio Mirth feigns e'w, tVhoro Cupid Uifkstvitnm to lure— Vo ntoal a swoct 1tiss wore. Ah. tempting tu'o Mt woman's llp*» Of honey such ft stovo , • No'er fell to bee from flowdr Ifc sips— Wo plead for one kiss wore. Oh, Rwoot month caressed by doftth, With sorrow's kooti lenrnod Wre. Wo Rlvo to you with sobbing brwiMi Tlie lust kiss ovormoi'O. J tracks. Stevens Point, WIs.- -Tho residence at McDlll of G. E. McDlll, cashier of tho Cltlzzens 1 National bank of thlft city, waa destroyed by lire, probably of I-OBS, ?10,000; In- Susan—Lor', Miss Eltn, I wonder you've the 'cart to'play, and you Just In your mourning for your poor unol«I" Miss Ella—Don't bo silly, Su'sant Can't you see I'm only playing on the black notes 1"—St. Paul's. tually married himself already, after an hoar and ft nail's acquaintance and .„„ mistake, then added suddenly: >8ut don't you tbwfc your awt »*#** 1 but Different. landlord (to delinquent tenant) "Well, w»at do you propose to do about the rent?" Tenant (examining torn trousers)—"Oh, It's not so bad My tailor can fix it all right." T&ere is ma»y a slip 'twixt the cup and the Up> but there i» only oue man aad ttje Manila show that the rebellion ia the It is now Philippine islands ia increasing. estimated that the insurgents have 10,000 men under arms. Dubuque, lowa— Peter Kiene, Sr,, an early settler of Dubuque, died after a brief illness, aged aevepty-oine years. Syracuse, N. Y.— The case of the 8Jx Nations against the U«ite4 States government, which originally involved claim tor 12,000,000 and wa« b,«ji 1859, was decided against U Syracuse, dead, aged »i?ty, tative ia the incendiary origin, surance,-$6.000. Akron, O.—The Enterprise company's flshlng-tachlo factory burned. Loss. $40,000. Greon Bay, Wis.—Lofevre & Schif maker's building was destroyed by lire. Losa, $2G,000. * I-Iazleton, Pa.—Henry Richard and Frank Moses were caught In a railway wreck and fatally Injured. Eldora, In.—The Slack hotel was destroyed by fire. Loss, $5,000. Insurance: Sun of London, $1,000; Greenwich, $1,000; Western of Toronto, $1,000. ~"~~FORKICN'.~ London—Cecil Rhodes wan re-elected a director, of tho South Africa Chartered company at the annual meeting of the shareholders, Madrid—Advices from Manila give an account of another desperate battle at Cebu, in which 400 Insurgents were killed and thirty-live Spanish killed and sixty-two wounded, Tho Spanish gunboats attacked'Cebu concurrently with tho land force. Assouan, Egypt—It is reported that a gunboat which has juot returned to Dahala from Shondy hud an engagement near El Allab with fugitives from Mahmoud's army, killing 200 and capturing neventy. London—Spurgcon's tabernacle was destroyed by-flro. Cape Town—Americans In Transvaal offer to raise a force of 2,000 men and defray coat of transportation. CRIME. Wheeling, W. Va.—Thomas Smoat and his son Juduon got Into an altercation. The son fired flvo shots at tho old man. None took effect. The father then fatally shot his son. Vivden, 111.—Chet Bradley slashed his wife's throat with a razor, unU.slie will die. Marshalltown, la.—Charles Beverly, editor of tho Morning Statesman-Press, killed himself. Dunkirk, O.—William Long of McCracken, Kus., was held up by three men, terribly beaten and robbed of $7D, Jettersonvllle, Jnd.—Because her husband caught her kissing the hired man Mrs. Frank JollsHulnt committed suicide. Warsaw, Ind.—-The office of the whops o£ O. W. WerntK were entered by robbers. The safe was drilled and the burglars secured about $1,000. The officers say that tho robbers are known and will be apprehended, Burlington, Iowa— Martin Sowden, a machinist out of work and despondent, chose the broad campus of the Burlington college Institute, in full view of the horrified students, to instantly kill himself with a shotgun. Independence, Kan, — Officers attempted to arrest a gang of thugs In Coffeyvllle. The gang opened fire on the officer)), killing William Kime, city marshal. On,e of the gang was wotinu- ed and the rest escaped, but were captured and brought back by a posse tonight. San Francisco, Cal.—City Treasurer Augustus C. Wldber, it was found, i» a defaulter for at leant $160,000, and perhaps the amount of his peculations will reach $200,000. Maryvllle, Mo.—The jury in the case of John Joyce, who ha« been on trial here for over a week, charged with having murdered R, D. Montgomery in Maryville Dec 21, returned a verdict of not guilty. Sioux Falls, S. D.—The grand jury today returned fourteen inclletmenta against prominent lumber men i» Nebraska and the Black Hilhf country on the charge of stealing timber from government land. Chattanooga, Tenn,—James 0«m- oilnga, son of one of the wealthiest cit- of this county, died o! wounds in ODDS ANU KNIJS. llllutl men outnumber blind woraett two to otic. Tho lofty minds maintain ihe .simplicity of children. Only citii'.en.s and voters of Chicago are hereafter to bo employed on tho public works of that city. A crooked too Avill prevent a mail from being enllKtoil in tho army. II 1 . hiiHlicnn demonstrated.that mon with crooiccd toon cannot endure long inurcliCH, Wictlen. a-suburb of Vienna, has tho hirge'Hfc dwelling house in the world, it contains 1.400 rooms, divided-into 400 suits, and alVonls shelter ,to 8,113 person M. •-...-., A gold mine under tho town of. Hallawl, Australia, is considered the richest in tho world. Since it was •first opened, thirty years ago, it has yielded Sir,0,000,000. ' T.hc members of tho French -.legislature ouch receive 81,800 per annum. A member who Is twice called to order during a sitting 1'orfelts half his salary for two weeks. The Arabs show their friendliness, when meeting, by shaking hands six or eight times. Arabs of distlncUpu go beyond this; tlioy embrace and kiss each other several times. A four-year-old mv.aehcr Is expounding tho gospel in Chattanooga. The llttlo orator is a colored boy narat'.a Lonnio Dennis, and his views on theological subjects sire remarkably interesting. The daisy did riot grow in the south- wn mates until .after the civil vvur. The explanation of Us nppcarancu there is, Mint the st't-.l was transported in the hay sent from tiic north to feed Uie unny horses. It was the custom of .liur.cA professor of Chiue.sft in the Unlvurbity of Oxford, to ri.su every morning at ;i o'clock and to sleep only live hours a day. He recently died, at the .agfa or cifflily-two. A Chicago fcliot; dealer lifts a neat WHV of drawing patromigft H« marks alflils shoes one sine Us-* than they really arc. A •woman with a No 4 foot can therefore be ctiKily fl'.tctt with, a No, !J shoe In Ills store, In English coffee-houses, in tho olden time, a conlvibntion box wau placed against, the wall, and it was customary for guests to drop in small donations tor the waiters. Over thu box u'(!vc the words "To Insure I'roinptucsO From the initials cornea, the modern tip. ^ AH to Oilcloth*. In putting down anew oilcloth remember It will hint twice uu long if you give it a thin coat of varnish and 'let It dry well before using. A little milk in tepid water is excellent to wipe oilcloths or painted floors. 8pe- cittlly bad spots jnny uc removed by ubblng a little ttdpolio on a clotH and wiping off J'lttHlnirff Improvement* C'ompUitoil. The improvements thnt the Haiti- more sincl Ohio Usulroud liuvc hud under way itt J'lttKburtf for tho paot fifteen months liuve been completed witU the exception of a Hrnall amount of paving between tho trucks, wliich will be done in tho spring , The line now has splendid terminals iit that point and sufficient trackage to handle the vast amount of l)ws>ineaa with not onlv economy,. but with celerity. The changes cost InthenelghboF- hood of 8450,000 uml consist of a new yard at Glenwood (on« oE PjUteliurg'S hulnirb".), a doablu track tresUu nearly two miles iu length, the changing of the line of road lending into the enger station an«l the Building of new freight yards ueur thttt point. The biggest blftze Js not a »\gn of the inosst heat. A straw pile will «i brighter blaasc tliun a ton dicted by Hobjrj; Parker }«, a street 4 > <Mfc**«*ri' ttifif ^rtiHnt* 4*«sttih1a will It A portfoiio, in tea p^rUf, views i« each part, of of

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