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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 13, 1898
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MOIMBi ALGONA Km A, WM)KEBPAY JtJlA f 13, 1808 CHAPTER XVII.—(Continued.) She had a pretty little brass stand, a tray, spirit lamp and kettle, and with this apparatus she always made the tea herself with much pride, and some help from Dick. It generally fell to Dick's lot to light the lamp, but today she was all ready for him, and had but to turn up the light a little to have the water boiling. "There," she said, after about five minutes," and handing him a cup of tea. Now tell me all—everything." "Well," said Dick, finding himself thus fairly up in a corner, and unable to put off the evil moment any longer, ''I went." ||Yes?" eagerly. ; "And I saw her ladyship." "Oh! and is she up?" "Up! My dear child, Lady Aylmer is as well as I am," he answered. Dorothy looked at him in wonder. "Oh! Dick," she cried, "but what a wicked old man?" "Ah! I fancy it runs in the blood," eaid Dick, easily. "One man couldn't liave so much original sin of his own as the old savage has; it must be heredity." "Then do you think you will tell •horribly wicked stories when you are Lord Aylmer, Dick?" she asked, roguishly. "Perhaps—who knows? All the same there is one story I shall never ten you," drawing her tenderly toward him. "I shall always be true as the Gospels when I tell you that I love you better than any other woman in all the world." Something in his voice touched the tenderest chords of her heart, and set throbbing and beating with a sickening sensation of fear. "Dick," she said in a whisper, "is it very bad news that you are trying to break to me— does it mean India, after all?" Dick looked straight into her clear eyes. "My dear little love," he said, "I am afraid it does mean India, after all; but if it does, it shall mean India for us both." He told her everything then—how Lady Aylmer had received him, how she had openly declared that her husband had some scheme of his own to get rid of them both, how the old savage had received him, and what end their interview had come to. But, of course," he wound up, "although I took time to consider it, my mind was .made up in a moment. I shall refuse the appointment." There was a moment's silence. "Dfck, dearest," said Dorothy, in a quivering voice, "is it a very good thing to be a military secretary to a governor-general ?" "Oh, well—yes—it is, dear," he admitted. "I mean, would you have refused it if you had not been married, if you had never seen me?" "No, I don't suppose I should. I dare say I should never have bothered to get such an appointment, because, as you know, I hate the very idea of going to India, but, at the same time, to be quite honest, I don't suppose I should have refused. I don't suppose any man in his senses would." Dorothy drew her breath sharply, and for a minute or two did not speak. "Dick, darling," she said at length, "it is true that you are married, but I don't see that that is any reason why ' you should not be in your senses, too." "What do you mean, Dorothy?" he • asked quickly, "Well, Just this. Supposing that Lord Aylmer had let you refuse this appointment, and had not made himself disagreeable about your allowance, we should have to go on just as we are • doing now. And, of course, Dick dear, I should like to be Mrs. Aylmer instead of Mrs. Harris, and to live with the regiment rather than in Palace Mansions; but—but, at the same time, since there is so much to be gained by it, I would just as soon be Mrs. Harris in one place as in another, if I must be Mrs. Harris at all." Dick caught her close to him. "Dorothy, you mean " he began. "I mean," she ended firmly, "that I would sooner go to India as Mrs, Har;-is than drag you down in your profession, and put you at loggerheads with your uncle; because he is your ''"uncle, and the head of your family, even though he is such an old savage as he is." "But, my dear, my dear, do you know that in that case I should have to go at once" he cried. "Yes, I know that, Dick," she answered. "But I can't leave you alone, j\i".t now—I can't, Dorothy," he exclaimed. "It's impossible; it would be inhuman. Why, I should be out of my mind with anxiety and distress." "No, no—you would know that I was proud and happy to be able to do something to help you," she replied. ''I would rather that you were here; but, then, I would always rather that you were here. That is not a new feeling for me. And I shall not be alone. I shall have Barbara, you know. Barbara will take care of me, and let you know exactly how I get on." "No; I cannot let you do it," he «ald, when she paused. "Yes, yes, you can, dear. Besides, it its not only ourselves that we have to ithink of. There is the child; and al- ghough if we go to India together, we Wight be able to get along pretty well [by ourselves, we should not be able INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. to afford to send the child home, if the climate was bad for it. Why, Dick dear, we should not be able to afford to come home ourselves, if we could not stand the heat." "That is true," he admitted. "And don't you think," she went on eagerly, "that I would rather live as I am doing now for a year or two longer than I would run the risk of seeing you die, perhaps, because we had not money to bring us home? Just think what I should feel like if we were in such a case as that." "But, darling, you don't know—you don't realize how very different life would be out there," he urged. "Here, very few people take the trouble to notice us, one way or another, and if they do, it does not much matter. But out there, as military secretary, I should have a lot to do. I should scarcely have a moment to myself. .^ should not be able to go anywhere with you, and probably very seldom be able to come and see you." But you would be able to come sometimes," she answered, with a bravo smile. "Every one knows that half a, loaf is better than no bread, and if one cannot get even half a loaf, it is foolish to quarrel with the slice which keeps one from starving." Dick's heart felt like to break, "Dorothy, Dorothy," he said, "my dear little brave, unselfish wife, every word you say makes me love you a thousand times more than I did before. My dearest, I give in to anything that you wish; you shall decide everything, and I—I will give all the rest of my life to trying to make you feel that you did not throw away your love and confidence when you gave them to me." So they arranged that Dick should accept the appointment of military secretary to Lord Skevversleigh, and that two days later he should go and see his uncle again, and tell him the decision to which he had come. Dorothy had begged him to go and see him the following day, but Dick held out firmly there. No, he would have one more day of liberty before he went over to the enemy and gave himself up. "We will have a real happy day, darling," he said, when Dorothy had given way about imparting the news to the savage. "By-and-by we shall have more money than opportunity of spending it together—let us make hay while we can. First, we will go and have a look at the shops together, and I will buy you something you can al- "DOROTHY! DOROTHY!" ways wear till we meet again; then we will go to some good place and get a little lunch; and afterwards have a drive, come back here, dress, dine somewhere, and do a theater after it. There, what do you say to that for a real happy day?" Dorothy said that it would be delightful, and thought—well, with something like dismay, that she should never get through it all. Yet the fear of once giving way and breaking down altogether kept her up, and she went bravely through with that happy day, which afterwards lived in her mind as being one long spell of agony. And after that she wore upon her wrist Dick's trust gift to her—a golden bangle, with two words inscribed upon it in little diamonds, which caught the light and flashed their message at her a hundred times a day—two simple words, "Dinna Forget." that they go to the other extreme, and make their villians such unmitigated tillians that it is impossible to find one single ray of virtue wherewith to redeem their character from' its inky pall of utter blackness. But let me tell you that if all the women novelists who write stories in the English language were to concentrate their efforts upon the task of trying te depict the villainy of Lord Ayimer's natural depravity, I am afraid that in the end they would have to call in the aid of their masculine confreres to adequately complete the portrait. For the noble lord was all bad, thoroughly bad—what up in the north country they call "bad, core through." Yet he had a delightful manner when he chose, and in early middle age had made a genuine love-match with a beautiful young woman at least sixteen years younger than himself—a penniless as well as a beautiful young woman, upon whom he had lavished so much love and attention that within three months of his marriage his love had burned Itself out, and was as dead as any dead volcano. A few weeks later Lord Aylmer practically separated himself from his wife, although they continued to share the same house, and he appeared before the world as much as possible as If no breach had ever been opened between them. Not by Lord Ayimer's desire, this— oh! no, but because her ladyship had never been so genuinely in love with htm as he had been with her, and was, moreover, perfectly alive to the solid worldly advantages of being Lord Ayi- mer's wife, the mistress of Ayimer's Field and of the handsome town house in Belgrave Square. "Of course I know that there arc others," she said in reply to a dear friend who thought it her duty to open this young wife's eyes, "and, of course, I know that Aylmer wants to get rid of me; but I don't mean to be got rid of, and I put up with the others because I think doing so the lesser of two evils. There is only one Lady Aylmer, and she is a strong and healthy young woman, who means to be Lady Aylmer for at least fifty years longer. Yes, I know, my dear, all that you feel about it. I quite appreciate your feelings toward me. Oh, yes, it was your duty to tell me, but I am not going to cut myself out of all that makes life worth living just to oblige a husband who has got tired of me in three months." To this decision Lady Aylmer had from that time forward kept most rigidly. As far as her husband was concerned, nothing seemed to annoy her, and whenever she wished to do so and condescended to try to get her own way by means of a little flattery, she generally succeeded; and now that Lord Aylmer had got into the "sixties" she was simply a stately, even-tempered, iron-willed and exceedingly healthy woman, who looked as if she meant to live to be ninety. It was partly on the subject of his wife's extreme healthiness that Lord Aylmer was thinking that morning as he smoked his cigarette and tried to assure himself that the twinge in his left foot were merely a sign of a coming shower and nothing in the world to do with gout at all. And just as a worse twinge than usual made him wince and shiver, the door opened gently and a man-servant made his appearance. (To be Continued.) CHAPTER XVIII. ORD Aylmer was sitting alone in his library, smoking a cigarette, and wondering what answer Dick would bring him when he thought proper to come again to give in his decision. He was a handsome old man, not so very old in years, but aged in wickedness. A handsome man still, with aquiline features, a flushed face, and a goodly crop of white curly hair. Your first thought on looking at him was, "What a charming old gentleman!" your second, "What a pair of steely eyes!" your .third, "What a Mephistopheles.!" Yes, without the shadow of a doubt, Lord Aylmer was a wicked man, with a bad heart filled to the brim, and running over with all manner of evil. They say, you know, that women novelists always make their heroes all good, till they are as insipid as the dummies in a bailor's window; or else AS WE SEE OURSELVES. It JJcvor Is us Other People See Us—Ku- groaucd with Our Own Affairs. "Don't you dread people who meander on in long-drawn-out detail about their own concerns?" exclaimed Mrs. Ego. "I sat next to Mr. Langweillg at the B.'s dinner last night and I never was so bored! A clever mineralogist is bad enough, but a stupid one is unendurable. His whole convei'sation consisted of elaborate explanations of the why and the wherefore of unimportant events and happenings in his own family. Her listener laughed 'to himself, for he had just come from his club, where he had happened to see Mr. Langweilig, says the New York Tribune. "I am just going to Mrs. Ego's," he had said to Miss , "won't you come along?" "Mercy!" was the answer. "I sat next to that lady at a dinner at B.'s last evening and I am sure she must be talked out as far as I am concerned; it was one steady stream about herself and her family, from soup <to coffee. I assure you that I could not get in a word edgeways!" "Did you hear that Jack W. married again?" said one of his friends, a frail- looking little man, who, from under the shadow of his stout wife's elephantine proportions, looked like a pigmy. "The lady fair is a widow, I am told," he continued, unconscious of the parallelism, "who is as tall as a grenadier and weighs considerably over 200, and contrasts with Jack, who is a small man, they say, irresistibly funny." "How comical it must be!" said his companion, grinning. "Yes " tittered the little man, "and the amusing part of it is that Jack is serenely unconscious of the comparison .that people cannot fail to make, and struts about as proud as a peacock." FOUGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY, Instances In Which Women Dl«tlngu>4h»rl Themselves. Military records contain quite a number of instances in which women, disguised as men, have entered the army and distinguished themselves on the battlefield, their sex not being discovered for mauy years afterwards. In 18V2 » soldier, who 'had enlisted under the name of Paul Daniel, attracted the attention of a sergeant while drilling a body of recruits at Portsmouth. At (ho conclusion of the parade he sent for Daniel and stated his suspicious in ro- Sarcl to the recruit's sex. On seeing that the game was up, Daniel confessed that she was a female, and burst into tears when informed that she could no longer continue with the regiment. It appeared that her husband, after getting through a large fortune, had lied to Germany, where he had enllste'l, and his wife performed the deception in the hope that, as a soldier, she might be dispatched for service in that country and thus discover her unfaithful partner. A most remarkable woman was found to be serving as an ordinary soldier in a certain German corps toward the end of the last century. Tier sex was revealed owing to a .faUu* charge of theft being made against her, after she had been performing her military duties of the regiment for over six months. Before this she had served In a regiment of cuirassiers for two year", In one regiment receiving a wounjl in the arm, and afterwards jolninj? the grenadiers. Being captured by the enemy, she managed to escape, ari.l promptly enlisted in a regiment of volunteers, and but for the unfortumuf charge referred to, might have spent her life in military pursuits. In 17'«9 a woman made a determined effort to enlist in the East India company forces. Although she was disguised perfectly as a man, her voice and 'her mannov gave her away. When the magistrate told her that her application was hopo- leos she burst into tears, saying that this was her only chance of seeing her •husband again, who was then serving in India. A woman who boasted that she had a unique career died in 1782 at Poplar. For the greater part of her life she had served ns an ordinary seaman on several men-of-war, where her true sex was not once suspected. AK opposed to these women, who have fought in the ranks, there are no less than eight women colonels in the Gorman army today, several of whom draw their pay regularly. They aro: The Empress of Germany, the dowager empress, widow of the late Frederick Charles of Prussia, the Queen Regent Sophia, the Duchess of Edinburg, the Duchess of Connaught, and Queen Victoria. PLANTED "OLD GLORY" THERE. Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Hunt- Ington, under whose command the forces of the United States planted the American flag on Cuban soil and took possession of the island, has been in the service of his country since 1861, when he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the marine barracks at Washington. Ho was recently given his present rank, after thirty-seven years' service on land and on sea. The portrait herewith presented shows the gallant marine commander as he looked in 1861. It was drawn from a. photograph taken the same year he joined the navy. Colonel Huntlngton was born in Hartford, Conn. He led a company of marines at the battle of Bull Run and served in the marine battalion co-operating with the South Atlantic squadron in 18G1-2. During the remainder of the civil war he was attached to the East India squadron. Saving Closet Space In 1'liUs. New York Evening Post: In flats and apartments where space is at a premium, an arrangement suggested by which additional hanging space is gained, is to fit wooden poles in the unused space of closets and wardrobes into sockets made for the purpose. Hooks may then be attached to these poles, and the hanging spaces b<* doubled or trebled. The same idea is useful in a small hall bedroom, where, perhaps, it is impossible to nail tho sepessary hook piece close to the wall. COL. HUNTINGTON. Since that time he has been shifted from station to station and from ship to ship, as is customary with naval officers. He was promoted to the rank of major in 1889. A Hardened Wrelcli. From the Chicago News; "Pooh!" said the scoffer, as the naval reserves marched past, "those fellows won't fight. Look at that officer there in front. Why, he'd faint at the sight of blood." "Don't you fool yourself on that score," replied the enthusiastic citizen. "Blood and human suffering have no terrors for that man. He's a dentist and pulled a tooth for me once." Spuulah . From the Council Bluffs Nonpareil- A very simple rule to follow in pronouncing these Spanish names is to pronounce them any old way, and in a firm, uiiaUering; tpne, whjcji ' correction aad disarms 8U8u}cjofl,,. to ofle the othev feUw will ' L Of being ----- - fAi LITERARY NOTES. The Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha is describee! in the llevSew of Reviews by Mr. Henry W. Lanier. Theiillnstrations include scenes at the opening exercises, June 1. "Education for Domestic Life" is the title of a thoughtful inquiry into this important, question by Mary Roberts Smith, which will b'o, published in Appleton's Popular Science Monthly for July. Harper's Bazar will continue to devote attention to those topics which, in war time, peculiarly concern women, and arrangements have been made for special articles by well-known authors on this general subject. The August Ladies' Home Journal is made up almost entirely of fiction There ore seven or eight short stories, in addition to Julia Magrudcr's serial. 'A Heaven-Kissing Hill," which is brought to its conclusion in August. The Art Interchange for July brings •with it two effective color plates—one, a Heart of n Venetian Girl, such as may be seen any .summer morning in the market-place of the Rialto, Venice; the other, a Basket of Violets, very fresh and pleasing. The July Century opens with a story of the times, "l?y Order of the Admiral." by Winston Churchill, author of "The Celebrity." This deals with a filibustering expedition and is lull of romance. It is illustrated by B. West Clincdinst. "Our Sailors," by Lewis Coleman in Ainslee's for July, tolls graphically tin-, story of the United States Naval Milllin. The article is handsomely illustrated with photographs, showing the most interesting- features of the subject. In the July Harper's Charles Morcau. Harger lias a hopeful article on the "New Era in the Middle West," in which be explains tho reasons for the late depression, and the financial lessons it has taught, and forecasts tho recovery of a sound basis for prosperity. "Tho First Fight on Cuban Soil," since the beginning of our war with Spain, is described in tho July McClure's by Stephen Bonsai, who was himself an eye-witness of tbo fight. Mr. Bonsai also took the photographs from which bis article is to bo illustrated. Henry C. Lea, tho well-known historian of the Inquisition, contributes to tho July Atlantic Monthly "Tbo Decadence of Spain," a forcible and convincing showing of tbo causes which have made the rule of Spain bring desolation to all her colonies and at last war and ruin to herself. The fiction of tho July number of Harper's Round Table includes several excellent short stories and entertaining sketches, as well as additional chapters of the two fascinating serials, "The Copper Princess" and "The Adventurers," both enlivened with a succession of exciting and unexpected Incidents. Tho August number of the Delineator is called the midsummer number, and presents the usual attractive combination of fashion, literary and household features that distinguish this publication as the woman's favorite magazine. The "Bugles Sang Truce;" a romantic war story by Francis Lynde, is charmingly appropriate at this time. The great Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha will bo graphically described and illustrated in two special articles to be published iu Harper's Weekly during the present month, and all _ events of significance at the national capital will be carefully reported, both with pen and nencii, by special representatives of the paper at Washington. "In cases of sunstroke, where tho head, face and body are extremely hot, apply cold water to the head, ' Cold water can often bo gotten from roadside springs. If possible get ice water. If near a hotel put the patient into a bath tub of water about tho temperature of the body; then lower tho temperature until the patient is cooled off. Such treatment is beneficial in case of sunstroke."—Outing for July. Women Nurses In the Hod Cross Hos- Iillul. Women who enlist .for nurses in tho Red Cross Hospital do so under the following conditions: They aro to receive no remuneration for their services, and, except they are absolutely without money, they are expected to meet their own expenses; they must wear the uniform of thft society; they must subscribe to all th« rules of the society; they mttst agree, to six months' study ns a preparation! for their work, except they are called' out for emergency mirsing:'and, finally,, and most important of all, anc! most! difficult of all for the genuinely patriotic woman, there is the agree'menfc to nurse and care for the wounded of any nation, to give her skill, her care, her womanly sympathy to the enemy as readily ns to the boys in Blue.—From "Woman Nurses for the Battle-field," in Demorest's Magazine for «7uly. The Adlronclnck Monntnlnf. The heart of this wonderful region of mountains, lakes and streams is traversed by the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, and to more fully inform the public regarding Its beauties and easy means of access the Passenger Department haa issued a book entitled "In the Adirondack Mountains," describing In detail each resort, and containing alao a large map in colors giving a list of hotels, camps, lakes, etc., together with their location; it has also issued a large folder, with map, entitled, "The Adirondack Mountains and How to Reach Them," giving complete information regarding stage lines, steamers, hotels, etc. A copy of the book will be sent to any address on receipt of two 2-cent stamps, or the folder for one 2-cent stamp, by GEORGE H. DANIELS, General Passenger Agent, Grand Central Station, New York. Tho Standard Dictionary. The Journal of Education, Boston: "In thoroughness, completeness, accuracy, typography, style, and illustration, it challenges criticism and commands admiration. It will make the world its debtor, and all who write must praise it evermore." The New York Herald: "Tho work is admirable from every point of view, is entirely up to date. . . . We are free to pronounce it the most complete and most satisfactory dictionary yet printed. . High praise to be sure, but it is well merited." See display advertisement of how to obtain the Standard Dictionary by making a small payment down, the remainder in installments. The lake and rail arrangements oi the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for this year are practically the same a? were In effect in 1897. Freight for Lake Superior ports is sent by way of the Northern Steamship Company and the Owen line is used for the Lak« Michigan ports. The Trans-Lake Erie arrangements are with the Detroit Steam Navigation Company between Cleveland and Detroit and the Ashley & Dustin Line and the Michigan & Ohio Car Ferry Company between Sau- dusky and Detroit. SCIENTIFIC. Acetylene is used in a new French searchlight, which is designed to have the generating apparatus mounted below the deck with a pipe running up by the mast to the burner. A Chicago woman has patented an electric brush for bathing purposes which has the battery in a casing In the back of the brush, the circuit being obtained through the bristles and a contact plate in the handle. In an improved German garbage cart a metal top is placed on the box, with gates in the sides hinged at the top to be forced inward for dumping the contents of the buckets, spring levers closing the doors automatically. An improved milk pail is formed of a large can resting in a nearly horizontal position in a supporting frame, with the mouth of the can turned upward to receive the milk, while the opposite end of the can is fitted with a seat. Portierea can be swung back from a window or door when mounted on a newly designed rod, which has a vertical rod set in brackets at one side of the door or window, with a brace to support the curtain rod, the frame being covered by druping the upper part of the curtain. To automatically operate elevator doors a small lever is placed in the woll at the height of each floor to form an electrical connection as soon as the ear reaches the floor, the current connecting in turn with each of a number of coils to draw a core through them and operate the lever which controls the door. "BIG FOUR ROUTE" THE GREAT • THROUGH OAR LINE TO CINCINNATI, ST. LOUIS, NEW YORK, * BOSTON THE BEST ROUTE BETWEEN Cincinnati and Chicago, St. Louis, Toledo and Detroit ELEGANT DINING OARS E. O. MoOoRwioK, WARREN J. LYNCH, Trmao Manager. A«a'i Cieii'l PUSH. & Tkt. Agt

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