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Algona, Iowa
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THE tJPPKB BE8 MOTNES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY 3809* CHAPTER V.—(Continued.) It was Miss Bfanscombe. The hood of her light mantle was drawn over her head and face, and as she came swiftly on, with downcast head, she was linconsclous of my presence until she almost touched me. At the first recognition she gave a little cry and started back, the next Instant she had recovered herself, and something of the womanly dignity which I had admired In her at our first meeting re- lurned to her bearing. She made no apology or excuse for her presence there on such a night and at such an hour; she merely bowed- her head with a murmured "Thank you," as I threw open the door and stood back for her to precede me Into the hall. She did not, as I half expected, try to excuse or account for her late walk, but with another bow she passed on and up the wide staircase. The light from a hanging lamp fell upon her face as she turned, to mount the steps, and I saw that her eyes were swollen with tears and her cheeks deadly pale. She held tightly by the carved oak balustrade too as she went slowly up and out of my sight. "And so," I said to myself, as, haunted by a spirit of unrest, I paced the floor of my room long after midnight—"so dies the last lingering remnant of my faith in womanhood." But It was dying hard; it was hydra- headed, apparently, and sprang into fresh life as fast as I set my heel upon the last quivering fragment; and at last, when I sought my bed, I knew that neither my faith, nor a mad love, as wild and Impossible as the love of the wave for the star, was dead wu,..n me. I had found a hundred excuses, a hundred reasons, which left Nona Branscombe my pure sweet Ideal still; and withal, I was the most unhappy man in the United Kingdom. Had Miss Branscombe been the penniless girl her friends and neighbors had pre- possible for Mr. Fort to remain with you until after the funeral; but It is a point I can hardly press, as he has fieen good enough to give us already so much ot his valuable time." "We should Indeed be glad," said Miss Elmslle, looking appeailngly at me. So I was impelled by the Irresistible force of fate into the current whien could only bear me to disastrous shipwreck. "I could return," I said, answering the appeal of Miss Elrnslie. And oh, what a rush of dangerous joy thrilled through my veins at the thought of once more being under the same roof with Nona Branscombe! "My arrangements are made for to-day, as you know. I must run up to town; but If I can assist you by returning to Forest Lea, I will do so immediately—as soon as I have seen my partners." '.'It will be tho greatest comfort," Miss Elmslie assured me, with tears In her eyes. And so it was settled. "I will drive with you to tne station," the rector said, as the dog-cart come round; "I have business there. Are you a good whip? No?"—as I shook my head. "Well, I will take tho reins then. Mason"—to the groom— "cut across the park while wo drive round, and leave word at my house that I have gone on to Westford. We will pick you up at the end of Park Lane. Tho fact is," he confided to me, as soon as the man was out of earshot, "that scamp, Charlie Branscombe, has been seen hanging about the place; the purport of the poor old colonel's will will soon ooze out—if It hasn't done so already—and Master Charlie is quite capable of bullying his cousin in the first flush of his disappointment. It was niy good old friend's last Injunction that Charlie should not be admitted to the Lea, and Miss Nona is tender-hearted in that quarter." A light flashed upon me. It was "ON THE SPOT, YES; BUT NOT IN THE HOUSE," MR. HEATHCOTE ANSWERED GRAVELY. at the t.ea, and the exercise of he tact and friendly kindness you have already shown"—I bowed—"will be invaluable to us nt this juncture. After he funeral, Miss Elmslie and Miss Branscombe will leave the place, and a year or two of foreign travel; with resh scenes and associations, will. I lave no doubt, make a great dlffer- ;nce in Miss Branscombe's views and 'eelings. She has been brought up in a secluded way, and has seen few people hitherto. All we want is to gain Ime. But here ia my fellow; we must hurry up to catch the 11.10 express. The 11:10 express was a favorite train evidently. I congratulated myself on having secured a corner seat next the door, as my carriage filled rapidly. At Wivenhoe, the first stopping station, two seats—that opposite :o me, on which I had deposited my black bag and the light dustcoat which I carried, and a second set next to mine—were the only ones unoccupied. The weather was warm, and I was just congratulating myself on having escaped any addition to our number, when, even as the guard's whistle sounded, the handle of the carriage door was hastily turned and a lady, evidently a good deal fluttered at the narrow escape she had made of missing the train, sprang lightly In and deposited herself in the vacant place by my side. It had all happened so suddenly— my head had been turned away at the moment of the lady's appearance—that I had only time to draw my somewhat long limbs out of her path, and none to catch a glimpse of my new neighbor before she was seated next to me. "Allow me," I said then, offering to relieve her of the small bag and large loose cloak which she held on her knees. "There is room for these here"—indicating the opposite seat, on which my own Impedimenta reposed. She thanked me with a bow and a few murmured indistinct words; and, as I took the two articles from her hands. I caught a glimpse of her face. It was covered with a thick gray gossamer veil, such as ladles use at the seaside or for driving in the country; but the lovely hair that had escaped from beneath the large shady hat, and something in the whole bearing startled me with a wild impossible idea. Had I gone mad, or was the image of Nona Branscombe so imprinted on the retina of my eye that to me every woman must bear her likeness? I darted another swift keen glanct, at my neighbor as I resettled myself in my place. "They will be quite safe there," I said, pointing to her possessions, and then I stopped, breathless. It was no fond illusion of my love-sick fancy. It was Nona herself! The large limpid eyes, which even the thick gossamer veil could not hire, looked into mine for an iustanc with a warning deprecatory expression, the graceful head moved with the scantest,. most distant acknowledgment of any courtesy, and then turned resolutely away. Evidently Miss Branscombo did not choose to recognize me further. I sat for the next ten minutes stunned and bewildered, watching the meadows and trees as they flew by in endless succession, and trying to steady my mind sufficiently to grasp the situation. Miss Branscombe here alone, unattended—she who had hitherto led such a carefully protected life —traveling alone; and whither? I was certain that neither the rector nor Miss Elmsllo had known of her projected journey—the morning's conversation quite precluded the idea. How had she reached the station without being seen by us—the rector or myself? (To be continued.) maturely declared her to be, there would have been neither presumption nor madness in the passion which had taken possession of me, for I was wellborn, my prospects were good, and I could have entered the lists fearlessly against all comers. But Miss Branscombe, the heiress, the owner of fifteen thousand a year, was separated from me by a barrier which I recognized as insurmountable. I groaned In spirit as I remembered that my own hand had helped to raise the barrier. And then I fell Into a short troubled slumber, just as the restless twittering of the little birds beneath my window told that the day was breaking CHAPTER VI, Early as It was when I descended to the breakfast room that morning, Miss Rlmslie was already down and in deep and anxious conference with the rector. They ceased speaking as I entered, and Mr. Heathcote came forward to greet me. "I am sorry you are leaving Forest hea this morning," he said, as Miss ISlmslie busied herself with the tea- urn. "These ladles need—er—er—In fact, some member of our sex sadly just now. I wish you could have remained." "You are on the spot," I suggested, fighting with an impulse which tempted me to forget my duty alike to my firm and to myself, and to linger in the sunshine which could only scorch me, "On the spot, yes; but not in the house," Mr. Heathcote answered gravely, accepting the cup of tea which Miss Blmslle offered him. "You are Angularly Destitute of male relatives, Miss Elmslle?" he added, addressing her. "Yes," ehe sighed; "there is absolutely no one. The dear colonel represented our whole family, except ipg—- " "Yes, yes |" interrupted the rector, JjBstily. "You are entirely unprotect- id, unfortunately, i wish it had been 'Charlie whom she had met in the shrubbery last night—who had smoked that prime Havana and brought those tears to his cousin's sweet eyes; ant to Charlie, no doubt, I thought, with a swift pang of jealousy, she had given her youns love—the treasure he would squander as remorselessly as he hac wasted the more tangible treasures In his hands. And upon me, of all men by the cruel Irony of fate, was forced the task of separating her from the man she loved! Nothing could come to me but pain, disappointment anc odium. "There is more than one element o danger in the case," said the worthy rector. "Charlie may make a disturbance at the Lea, and seriously embarrass those two unprotected women, or he may work upon the feelings of a susceptible and romantic girl like Nona, and neutralize all the wise pro visions of his uncle. There is no telling what, in the first emotional workings of such a character as this swee young girl's, Charlie may make her do for him—give up Forest Lea, : shouldn't be surprised, and ruin her self and all who depend upon her. The fellow Is, I am sorry to say, utterly Irreclaimable—money runs through his hands as if they were sieves. The poor old colonel gave him chance afte chance, and he threw them away one after the other. It Is a hopeless case.' "And Miss Branscombe," I said, forcing myself to utter the words which choked me—"Miss Branscombe Is at tached to her cousin?" "I fear so," answered the rector gloomily—"my wife thinks so, unfor tunately. I am speaking confidentially to you, Mr. Fort," he added, turning abruptly to me. "We lawyers, like doctors, come in for the secrets of a good many fami lies," I answered, for want of some thing better to say." "Just so," assented the rector; "and we want your help, Mr. Fort. You see it is important to keep this ypung scapegrace P u t> ot the way. Your pros TO BRING ABOUT SLEEP. Tho Half Hour llefore Bedtltno Should lie Quietly Spent. Difficulties in going to sleep are sometimes physical more than mental, says the Spectator. The physical, under ordinary circumstances, are due to the circulation. The following are a few practical hints: Some sleep better half sitting up with three pillows, some better with none; some with little covering, some with much. Hot drinks or a hot bath just before sleep, hot bottles to the feet, are often useful. Tobacco often increases sleeplessness. Sometimes, after long waking, a small meal will bring sleep. Some, especially invalids, will wake after two or three hours; a cup of hot, fresh tea will often send them to sleep again. Sometimes the darkness seems exciting and 'one can sleep with a lighted candle. Intermittent noises, as of a rattling window, are always bad, but a continuous noise is often a lullaby. Moderate fatigue aids, but exhaustion prevents sleep. Oftenest sleeplessness is mental and springs from a wanl of self-control. Either one subject engrosses the mind or a succession of ideas. In either case the sleepless must make the effort to stop thought It Is best done by attending continuously to some monotonous and unexciting idea which is self-hypnotism Some count, some breathe slowly as 11 asleep, some look at imaginary siieep going through a gate. One of the best ways is to watch those curious appear ances which come to closed eyes, a purple hare fading into a star, which becomes an irregular line, and again changes to something else. They car not be seen when first sought, but will come with a little patience. In all these the purpose is to flx the attention on some object which \yii arouse no associations. It requires steady effort to do this and to preven the thoughts wandering, but exercise increases the power to succeed. The half hour before bedtime should be spent Quietly. lAj'jU'jiiisiiO'j'.x oilw ,uo<siiW '/, mrnense Audience Listens to the New York Orator, 'UBLICITY TO CURE THE ILL, [ft Urge* the Abrogation of Franchises and Special Trlvlleges—William jen- nlngd itryan Will AddreM the Conference Today—Speakers Yesterday. Chicago, Sept. 18.—W. Bonrke Cockran spoke for two hours at the trust conference Friday night on the general question of industrial combination, and so skillfully were his remarks adapted to his hearers that every out- jurst provoked by him was one of enthusiastic applause. On the same platform with Cockran sat William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska, and In the midst of his speech the New York man paid such a tribute to his reputed opponent In the conference that the audience for several minutes gavo Itself up to cheering. At the conclusion of Cocknm's address Bryan was called for and responded briefly. He said that ho had had a meeting with Cockran and the managers of tho conference upon his arrival in Chicago, and that It had been decided, In order that the ap- pearanco of a joint debate might be avoided that he should not speak until today. Cockran argued that a statute requiring complete publicity as to the affairs of the great corporations would be sufficient to abolish their evils. Ha pronounced against all forms of governmental favor to individuals or combinations and demanded free sway for the principle of competition. He held that strikes were a grave menace to the country and that they might be prevented by permitting action to lie against every corporation employing labor if a strike took place among Us men and it refused to treat with them or any one whom they chose to represent them looking- to a settlement cf l!ie trouble. No use of the word "trust" occurred In Cockran's speech, except where he paused to say that the term once had a perfectly respectable significance, but of late had fallen into disrepute "apparently because of its association wittt millionaires." He said he refused to bo alarmed by the word "socialism" or any other expression or Image that might be conjured. He declared that ?vcry serious discussion must be attended by "some vague, sonorous and Meaningless phrases," and that a 'cloud of passionate declamation" directed against a situation was likely 'to obscure its outlines and often rnag uify its dimensions." In his reference to corporations that 2i;joy governmental favor in any form, the speaker said that when he wanted to denounce them he "envied Texas her breezy rhetoric." He declared that the story of iho management of corporations afforded "the blackest page In all our history," and that public wrath be- Dause of the crimes of dishonest inan- ngers was visited upon the stockholders in corporations and upon corporations themselves. Worst of all, he said, the men who committed the swindles md robberies in this connection "held (.heir heads high in the world of ro "peelable finance." It was admitted by Cockran that some men might be thrown out of employment or transferred to other employments by Industrial combination, out he eaid that the march of progress sould not be suspended on their ac- ;ount. We would better pension •.hem, he contended, than not move on. 'And," 'he added, "until the pension of- ice was opened I hardly think many of such men would materialize." The complimentary reference to Bryan came while the speaker was illustrating the difference between free and restricted competition. He said that in the convention in Chicago three years ago a young man sprang into leadership in his party because of the operation of the principle of free competition. He declared that if the man- ngers had their way—that is, if there had been restricted competition—that young man could not have got on the platform. "As it was," he averred,' "the convention nominated a man best equ'pped to represent it in every fiber of its thought and feeling." At the conclusion of Cockran's ad- Iress there was a wild scene of enthusiasm, lasting until the orator had repeatedly bowed to the people. Slngle-taxers, socialists, laboring men, avowed anti-trust organizations and conservatives on the trust question had a voice in the morning and afternoon sessions Friday. There were no Interruptions of speakers that amounted to anything, and there was what a delegate called "a remarkably 'catholic distribution of applause." However, It was noticeable that every demand for rigid trust regulation and public ownership of public utilities was indorsed with peculiar vigor and spontaneity. At the morning session Friday Louis F. Post of the Single-Tax league delivered an address. Thomas J. Morgan ipoke on "The Trust from the Socialist's Point of View." John W. Hayes, secretary of the Knighta of Labor; Henry White, general secretary of the United Garment Workers of America; Samuel Qompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, and M. M. Garland, ex-president of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, and Steel Workers, delivered addresses, giving labor's side of the trust problem. In the afternoon I)avtfl Rpsis of the Illinois bureau of labpr statistic §nd 4. L. Lockwood of the A»tJ-Truet dellveyefl addresses, spgke w Trusts." Prof. Betnls outlined his views, after which Prof. John B. Clark of Columbia spoke. The evening was occupied hy an address by William Dudley Foulke of Indiana, who was followed by Edward Rosewater of Nebraska. 1 TO CLEAR WAY TO~PARDON. Drcyfns to Cancel Ml* Appeal for * Revision of the Rennc.i Trial. London, Sept. IS.—M. do Blowltz, the Paris correspondent of the Times, says: "I learn that Capt. DreyfuS will shortly withdraw his appeal for a revision of the Renncs trial, which will leave the ground clear for the government to take Immediate steps to pardon him. "This pardon will not annul the civil and military consequences of the verdict, and he will therefore no longer belong to the army. Thero Is nothing, however, to prevent him from applying to the court of cassation to quash the Rcnnes trial whenever the new fact required by law is produced. "When liberated he will settle In the south of France, as the members of his family do not w'oh to expose him to such demonstrations of sympathy abroad as might be used against him by his adversaries at home." The Paris correspondent of the Dally News says that the premier, M. Waldeck-Rousseau, has promised definitely to propose n pardon for Dreyfus at next Tuesday's cabinet council. ASKS MORE STAFF OFFICERS, Otis Ciiblog for Additions to IIIn 1'hlllp- plne Executive. Washington, Sept. 16.—Gon. Otis cabled tho war department a request for additional staff officers for service in the Philippines. He asks for one additional judge-advocate, two assistant adjutants-general, two Inspectors- general, eight quartermasters, nine commissaries of subsistence and two engineer officers. The adjutant-general has called upon the heads of these different bureaus to designate officers for this duty, as the importance of having all the officers of the staff asked before tho next active campaign begins is recognized by the department. Chicago llourd of Trade. Chicago, Sept. 15.—The following table shows the rango of quotations on tho Board of Trade today: .71 .73% .32%. .28% .29% .21% Articles. Wheat— High Sept ..$ .7iy 8 Dee , May Corn— Sept Dec , May Oats— Sept Dec May Pork— Oct , Dec Jan , Lard— Oct , Dec Jan , Short ribs— Oct ... 5.20 Dec Jan ... 4.97% .22% 8.02% 8.15 9.57% 5.32% 5.37% 5.47% —Closing.— , Low. Sept.15.Sept.14. $ .70 $ .70% $ .71% .70% .70% .70% .7Sy 2 .73% .72% .31% .32% .31% .28% .28% .28% .29%' .29% .29% .21% .21% .21% .20% .21% .20% .22%- .22% .22% 7.90 7.92% 7.97% 8.05 8.05 8.12% 9.50 9.50 9.52% 5.25 D.25 6.3.0 5.32% 5.32% 5.37% 5.42% 5.42% 5.47% 5.15 5.17% 5.22% 4.87% 4.92% 4.92% 4.95 Troops Ordered West. Halifax, N. S., Sept. 16.—The first military train for tho Pacific will leave Halifax at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. It will have a contingent lor Esqulrnault. On its arrival the fortifications of Esquimault, which have taken years to complete, will be formally handed over to the military authorities. It was the intention to have the military take possession next spring, but unexpected orders wore received. The activity prevailing in military circles has caused considerable comment. Ureat Demand for American Grain. Baltimore, Md., Sept. 18.—-The grain shippers of Baltimore say there will be un enormous export trade this fall and winter, and they are chartering steamships of all nationalities to be prepared for the expected rush. The shippers say that the Russian crop, in particu lar, has caused a great demand foi American grain. Corn exports to Den mark will be particularly heavy. MoKlnley Wants Information. Washington, Sept. 16.—It is said the war department that tho return ol the two members of the Philippine commission remaining in Manila, Messrs. Denby and Worcester, is in order to advise the president respecting the very latest aspect of affaire, so thai lie may use the information in his message to congress. Killed Her Rubes and Iluraelf. Scotia, Neb., Sept. 16.—As a result of domestic difficulty, Mrs. Earne Phillips forced her two children, aged 1 and 2 years, to take carbolic acid and then swallowed a dose of the poison herself. The husband found all three lying upon the floor dead when he returned from the field, where he had been at work. Charged with CauHinff Strikes, London, Ky., Sept. 18.—G. W. PurceU of Terre Haute, Ind., a labor leader was arrested at Pittsburg, this county to answer to charges in five warrants. He is accused of precipitating a strike of coal miners in this county by persuading 1,500 miners to quit work. Vauderbllt JUtld to Rest, N.ew York, sept. l^—Tho. body .of Cornelius Yajjiderb,!}!; was, laid to real Friday in the a.ebea of TfcH Business During August Has Es. lablished a Record, LARGER THAN EVER BEFORE, Fnll Trade Activity Mow at the ' mnro — ileavy Sale* of Wool Bused on Expected Advance In Prices at London — The tS'eek's Failures. New York, Sept. 18.—Bradstreet's says: "With comparatively little stock or other speculative activity, and with few strongly new features presenting themselves, the general business of the country goes forward at a good pace and in unprecedented volume for this period of the year. Fall trade activity would appear to be at Its maximum, judging from advices of activity and strength of demand reported alike from western and eastern markets, and shared In also by most south Atlantic and Interior southern cities. Wheat (Including flour) shipments for the week aggregate 4,000,000 bushels against 4,353,906 bushels last week. Corn exports for the week aggregate 5,000,000 bushels, against 4,786,873 bushels last week." R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade says: "Better than all other news ia tho record of August commerce, which shows tho relation of United States business to that of other countries. Exports were $20,082,876 larger than ever before in August, and exceeded Imports by $37,929,699, partly because exports of staples were $9,366,978 larger than last year, but also because exports of other products, mainly manufacturing, were $10,349,000 larger than last year and larger than any other month of any year. The heavy sales of wool—12,056,900 pounds for the week and 21,282,100 pounds for two weeks, against 36,629,400 pounds In 1898— are largely due to heavy manufacturing purchases at Boston, but there, as else- whore, the buying Is mostly based on expectation that London sales begln- ing next Tuesday will show an important advance. Prices here are stiff, and the demand for woolen goods of all sorts is strong. Failures for the week have been 149 in Hie United States, against 174 last year, and thirty-two in Canada, against twenty- three last year." MANY IJEATHS IN THE~FLOODS Viiat Tracts of I^ixnd In Austria Are Under Water. Vienna, Sept. 18.—At Ischl, Gmunden, Ausaee and in many other regions of upper Austria, lower Austria, Bohemia and Styria.destructlvo are floods raging. All the spas are deserted by the summer resorters. Vast tracts are flooded, bridges have been carried away, much live stock has been drowned, and railway and telegraphic communication is interrupted. Reports up to this hour sbow that in Austria about thirty lives have been lost. Towns and villages by the score are under water and hundreds of families are beggared and starving. V<uic7.iioliiii Revolt Grows. Kingston, Jamaica, Sept. 18.—Advices from La Guayra, the port of Caracas, capital of Venezuela, dated Tuesday, report that the Venezuelan revolution under the leadership of Gen. Cip- riauo Castro is assuming overwhelming proportions. President Andrade will change the composition of his cabinet and proceed to take command cf the government troops, which have sustained two severe defeats. The whole interior is reported to be rising behind the banner of the revolution. Miles Kxpeota Active Duty, Pensacola, Fla., Sept, 18.—It is "believed here that Gen. Nelson A. Miles will be ordered to the Philippine islands to dlreqt the American forces against Agulnaldo. Gen. Miles has intimated as much in a letter which has been received here by Dr. S. M. Gonzalez, one of the leading physicians and' surgeons of Pensacola. Volunteers Desert the Army. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 18.—The- Thirty-second regiment of volunteer; infantry, under orders to start for Saa Francisco, en route to Manila, left Fort Leavenworth many men short on account of the wholesale desertions. The officers refuse to say how many have. deserted, but it is said the number ift nearly 200. Tux on Vanderbllt Fortune. New York, Sept. lb.—The VanderbJJtt fortune will be the first great hung, of, riches to feel the war revenue tax, pn t legacies. Unless some means ot ev«4 r ing the federal statute has been? 49- vised Mr. Vanderbilt's $100,000,000 ^Ul add to the government's revenue, OH less than $2,250,000. , Dewey Not to Come We»fc Washington, Sept. 18.->~A4nxiral Dewey will not attend the federal building corner-stone laying at the festival at Chicago next month, information virtually ia official. Jt comes from high official frlejjdj o.f ,,fcfee admiral who know exactly wba.t jftis plans are. ^^ , Cleveland Strike K*«» »» Cleveland, (Ohio, ggpt, railway stride to bly be declared Q|{ days. Tbe styles la the direct

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