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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 15, 1899
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THB..TJWEB DES MOINESJ ALGOJSTA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY ir[ .— ^..^^.^...^^ 16, 1899. CHAPt&R XV.—(Continued.) "Was this what you were working fc?" I demanded, with a sudden jeal- suspicion. fPerhaps I was!" she answered loft"I hope she will never be sorry , she chose wrong." |1 hope not!" I assented cordially. pA real gentleman," repeated Miss Iward—"as free-handed and free- bken as a prince—a gentleman who ows how to treat a woman, even if is only a servant—a gentleman I'd Tit my fingers to the bone for, and so |uld a good many more!" I'You did your best for him," I could help saying. "You have nothing 3reproach yourself with."' It was true, as Widdrington had |d, that all the women were fasci- led by handsome, dare-devil Charlie, iat wonder that Nona had felt his ver? I could only be thankful that fascination had not gone deeper. ''No; I've nothing to reproach myself Jth," the maid assented. "And I'll ay night and day for my young lady, It she may see her mistake before it late." I with this parting shot the reso- te virago marched sternly from the &tn without a word of farewell civil- ^ finished my interrupted letters, and sought Nona. She met me with a layed face. 'Such a strange thing has happened," exclaimed. "Woodward has left at loment's notice. She would not •e any explanation of her going, only 'd that she was sorry to inconven- :ce me, but circumstances obliged to leave at once; and she has le." The most extraordinary proceed|," chimed In Miss Blmslie. "I told Sna that she could insist upon Wood- rd's remaining until she had found I&ther servant If it had not hap- ned that a young girl from the vll- is at liberty to take her place at pe, it would have been most incon- iient and awkward; and Woodward such an excellent maid. I suppose common thief. You will not allow it- promise me you will not." "It will not be so bad as that," I assured her. "Of course he must be made to surrender the will. However, we will not talk about him any longer. This is my last evening, you know, and I have a thousand things to say. The time is too precious to waste, my darling." I left the Rectory on the following day. The next few months were passed in a dream of happiness which left me little thought for Charlie Branscombe or his concerns. Occasionally, it is true, I was brought into relations with Widdrington, for my connection with the office could not be abruptly terminated, and in the matter of Forest Lea I felt that I had a special responsibility to discharge. The detective was actively following up clue after clue as they came into his hands. His pride and his professional Interest were thoroughly roused by his, first failure, and he was bent on completing the case in which he had already worked so hard. Mr. Charles Branscombe had not left England—so much Widdrington was sure of. Probably want of means had prevented his going far from home and the numerous friends and adherents who were always ready to help him. "I shall run him down yet," Widdrington confidently asserted. "He must be starved out sooner or later." In the meantime Forest Lea was shut up and deserted, at the Rector's constant regret; and only a vague impression of the truth floated about the neighborhood, where my darling still remained, under the friendly protection of Mr. and Mrs. Heathcote. She had promised to be mine in the summer, when the first anniversary of the good old Colonel's death had come and gone. Then we were to have a pretty wedding in the village church— a wedding all flowers and sunshine, such as became our hopes and our happiness. I was fully occupied in preparing for that supreme event. I was refurnish- "WHERE'S THE YOUNG FELLOW GONE TO?" quarrel with the she never had a good wonder," began Nona, and then tpped suddenly. ^What do you wonder?" I asked. ,j 4'Nothing," she laughed, "only an dfl idea of mine." J'fTell me your ideas; I like to hear all." was wondering whether Tillott's leaving had anything to do with Wood- ird's. I know she liked him, and ;mght him a great improvement on j£a,rles; but then he was so much jfepnger Of course it was very silly of to connect the two events." 'I don't know about that. I think as very sagacious of you," I an- ed. [Then there is something. What you laughing at? What is it?" [You are right, my dearest. Wood- d's and Tillott's departures do hang tber." .nd then, Miss Elmslia having dis- retired, I told Nona the whole from beginning to end, only en joining on her the secrecy which the •-V little Indiscreet Miss Elmslie jild never have been trusted to pre- fona's astonishment was unbounded. I'Wnat a plot!" she exclaimed.. "It 'like a book; and Woodward, who emed so quiet and so respectable, helping it all. And that man Tll- it was a detective, How strange }t is! I (eel as if I were in a dream, wilj was really stolen then, not and—and now I understand; you BO when you persisted you sew roe at Moltou, and that I had Seen your bag. I was pusszled, and—little angry"—blushing. |"Yes, you were thoroughly mysti- I," I agreed. |"0h, I do hope," said Nona, "that i», Widdrington, will never, never Charlie—poor Charlie, who was Playfellow and friend, an4 my poor pet an$ darling, treated Jiks a ing my newly-acquired home—a lovely old house in Rent, amongst the hop- gardens and woods of the Weald—and sparing no pains to make it a fitting nest for the swoet, gentle dove who was to preside over it. In such happy occupation, with frequent visits to the Mldshire Rectory, the months passed quickly away. I had no personal part in the next act of the drama which concerned Mr. Charles Branscombe, and must leave its chronicle to another pen, —he tfras making straight tot heffl," h& explained. "I saw him before me over the fields not tea minutes ago, and I'll swear 1 hardly lost Sight of hini H6 must be in the house; there Isn't another place this way—not even a shava of wood to hide him—and Smith and Vafley would have stopped him further down. He must be In the house." "Maybe, ye can ask," retorted the damsel indifferently, reaching out her hand towards a group of pods, as if dismissing the subject. The officer went his way, with'just another admiring glance at the pretty figure in the charming green avenue. . The door at the cottage stood wide open; a black cat was dozing in the sun; all was quiet and sleepy; there was not a sound about the place. The officer's loud knock brought a stupid servant-girl with R snub nose and a wide-open mouth to answer his reiterated question, "Where's the—the young gentleman who came ih here just now? I want to speak to him." "There's no young gentleman here," she replied—"only my master and misses, and they're both old." "Where are they? Tell them Mr. James Brown wants to speak to them." The girl preceded him into the parlor at the end of the passage, after knocking at the door, and gave his message verbatim— "Mr. James Brown wants to speak to ye." A decent old man of the retired tradesman class, disturbed in his afternoon nap, looked up with blinking eyes at the impatient constable, whilst his comely old partner put down the stock- Ing she was darning, and prepared to Interview the visitor. "Good afternoon, sir," she said, civilly. "Won't you take a seat; it's warm walking." Was it real Innocence or only a sham? Mr. Brown was not going to be taken in; these people were probably allies of Mr. Charles Branscombe—old servants or something of that sort The old gentleman's yawn was too demonstrative, and he did not mean to let the old lady's civility put him off the scent—he was quite up to that game. He glanced sharply around the room, behind the old man's ponderous arm-chair, at the cupboard door, even up the chimney, before he answered in his most official tone— "A young gent entered this house about ten minutes or maybe a quarter of an hour ago, Mr. Charles Branscombe by name. I've got business with him—very particular business, if you'll let him know." "Mr. Charles Branscombe," echoed the old man; "he's not here, and hasn't been, to my knowledge." "Then it's without your knowledge," retorted Mr. Brown, who was getting cross. "I'll take my davy he's somewhere on the premises; and, as I hold a warrant for his apprehension, I shall have to search for him—with your leave or without it." "You're an ill-mannered upstart— that's what you are," exclaimed Mr. Walker, very wide awake now, and starting up to face Mr. Brown. "And I dare you to search my house—warrant or no warrant, I'm an honest man, and I've nothing to do with your scamps; and if I was ten years younger I'd kick you out faster than you came In—that's what I'd do"—warming as he went on. "Hush, Samuel!" interposed the ', dame, laying her hand upon his nrm, / as he shook his list in the intruder's face. t "Never mind his manners—it's only his ignorance. We don't mean to resist the law; if he's got a warrant, let him show it, and /he's welcome to search if he likes. He'll soon see it's no use. My husband is old, sir"—aside to Mr. Brown, as the old gentleman walked to the window, and wiped his forehead with his handkerchief—"and he's apt to be hasty when he's waked sudden out of his sleep. Let us see your warrant, if you please, sir." (To be continued.) CHAPTER XVI. A little maid in a blue cotton gown and a white muslin cap was picking peas in a cottage garden. She was taking her work in leisurely fashion, sitting on a three-legged stool with her basket In her lap, and gathering the plurcp pods as they dangled close to her hand. The vines grew high that year, and the little maid as she sat was almost hidden in the green valley; not so much hidden, however, but that a hot and flustered police'officer saw her as he tramped heavily up the path, and blurted out an abrupt question— "Where's the young fellow gone to?" She looked up with a pair of tranquil blue eyes, growing round with astonishment, as she repeated after him, in a strong country accent— "Young fellar? What young fellar d'ye mean?" She looked so fresh and BO pretty, and the yellow fringe which peeped out from under her cap was so infantile In Its Innocent simplicity, that Mr. James Brown felt a momentary impulse, in spite of his fiustratlon, to chuck her under the cool rounded chin, and even perhaps help himself to a kiss froin her red lips. If he hadn't been BO hot and so worried—where the dickens could that young rip have got to?—he would certainly have taken advantage of his opportunities. As it was he pursued his investigation and resisted the temptation. "A young fellar in a light tweed suit MAN'S LUNGS SPRUNG A LEAK. That Is Why the Cleveland Jluchnmni WHS So Greatly Swelled. •From the Cleveland Leader: It is not often ' that a thin man becomes alarmingly o'bese within twenty-four hours. This, however, was the experience of Martin McHngh, who is a hack driver, and lives at 210 Hamilton street. Wednesday morning he was too small for his clothes. Several hours later he had a pronounced "bay window," his hands, feet, legs and arms were twice their natural size, and his cheeks assumed rotund proportions that surprised the members of his family. Ho did not stop there, but continued to grow big, finally being compelled to discard his clothing and take to a bed. Dr. D. D. Steur was called. He said it was evident that McHugh's lungs were leaking. This, according to the physician, became more evident when it was seen that with each breath the rotund portions rose and fell. In speaking of the curious case Dr. Steur said: "McHugh was Injured by being struck with the thill of a wagon. He felt no immediate effects, but was obliged to go home laterrin,-the<day. Every -portion of his body seemed to ache. He then commenced to bloat, hie .body swelling to twice its natural size. When called in by the family I saw at once that one of the man's lungs had been Injured and was leaking air. With Dr. N. Stone Scott I decided on an operation. The body was punctured. The air came out with alarming force. The disabled lung was then laid bare, it had been injured, a splinter- haying probably entered the casing. "Jfte wound was cleaned and the lung carefully sewed, From last reports the patient was (Wag nicely ana wlH 8Qo» be at hie old tATB POPVtAB TJOOK9. ttottghton, Mifflin & Co. announce "The Little Fig-Tree Stories," by Mary Hallock Foote, author of "Cdeur d'Alene," "Led-Horse Claim," etc^ Nine Stories make ap this appetizing' bbok for youthful readers, and io is an attractive list. Whether Writing of the Rocky mountains'or of NeW York or New England, Mrs. Foote keeps her foot oh the Solid ground; she is a yerv truthful story-teller, and very interesting. Her stories grow Out of her own rich experience and careful observation, and it is believed that these Fig-tree stories will easily rank among her best. A'pretty cover design and illustrations add to its attractions. "Children of the Mist," by Eden Phillpotts, author of "Down Dartmoor Way," "Some Everyday Folks," "My Laughing Philosopher," etc., comes from the press of G. T. Putnam's Sons, New York aiid London. The work is one of exceptional merit. I?. D. Blackmore, the author of "Lorna Doone," writes concerning the book: "Knowing nothing of the writer or his works, I was simply astonished at the beauty and power of his novel. But true as it is to life and place, full of deep interest, rare humor and vivid descriptions, there seemed to be risk of its passing unheeded in the crowd nnd rush and ruck of fiction Literature has been enriched with a wholesome, genial, and noble tale, the reading of which is a pleasure in store for many." Iloughton, Mifllin & Co., Boston and Now York, have published "Contemporaries," by Thomas AVentworth Hig- glnson. It consists of a number of interesting sketches which have appeared at different times in the lending magazines. These sketches deal with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Anna lirown Alcott, Theodore Parker, John Grecu- leaf Whittior, Walt Whitman, Sidney Lauricr, Mrs, Hawthorne, Helen Jack"son, William Lloyd Garrison, AYcndell Phillips, Charles Sumncr, Ulysses Simpson Grant, and side lights arc thrown upon tho lives of these men and women which prove highly interesting to the reader. It is very considerate in Mr. F, IIop- kinton Smith, when he cannot give us a novel, to do the next best thing, namely, give us a volume of short stories. The difference between his stories and novels in not so great as that of some writers. He is an eng-iiie with a full head of steam, and he strides through a short story with the same irresistible swing which makes his novels so absorbing. The nine stories in his new book, which for some reason not to bo stated here he calls "The Other Fellow,"off era fine variety of subject, but all have the trenchant qualities which make all his stories so, intensely wide-awake. Hough ton, Mifflin & Co., Boston anVlj New York, have recently issued a bcau-i tiful holiday edition of "The Tent Onj the Beach," by John Greenleaf Whit-] tier, with twelve full-page pbotograv-j uro illustrations by Charles H, Woodbury and Marcia O. AVoodlmry. The! illustrations and printing are a:s artis-j tically done as tho best work of these; publishers, and as the binding is also very tastefully done, it would make an. exceptionally nice Christmnu present., AVith tho probability that the campaign of \iext yf'fi.r will again be fought 071 the money question, it is well that the study of the money question be made thorough by the people, that I they may not be swayed by prejudice into a belief that may be founded upon false conceptions of tho facts. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and Lo7i- flon, have recently published a book by Henry A. Miller, entitled ''Money and Bimetallism." It is a story of the USCH and operations of money and credit, with a critical analysis of tho theories of bimetallism, and a study of sym- mctallism, and of the tabular standard of value. Doubleday .& McCluro Co.. New York, announce the publication of "The Court of-Boyville," by AVilliam Allen White, and illustrated by Orson Lowell. Ever since that flaming editorial "What's the Matter AVith Kansas?" went through the country, Mr. AYhito (editor and owner of the Kmporia Gazette) bus been a particularly interesting figure in the literary world. His stories of tho joys and woes of "Peggy Pennington.," "Mealy Jones" and the other inhabitants of' Boy ville are written with a very sure hand and with real humor and feeling. Special features of the book are the poems which preface each chapter and the unusually attractive illustrations. G, P. Putnam's Sons, New York, have issued in pamphlet form "Our Right to Acquire and Hold Foreign Territory," an address delivered before tho New York State Bar Association at its annual meeting at Albany, January 18, 1809, by Charles A. Gardner, of the New York bar, author of "The Race Problem of the United States," "National Aid of Education," "Tho Proposed Anglo-American Alliance," etc. "Dorothy and Her Friends," by Ellen Olney Kirk, author of Dorothy Deane, has just been issued by Hoiighto-n, Mifflin & Co, A lady who had read to her eight-year-old boy again and again Mrs. Kirk's story of '-Dorothy Dean," wrote to Mrs. Kirk to express her obligation to her on the ground that "there are so very few bright, healthy, childlike stories, though plenty of childish ones," adding, "for you who write for 'Jho older ones this seems to have come as a happy inspiration, so I write to isk you, AVon't you please do it again?" Mrs. Kirk has complied with this pleasant request and has done it again. The old friends of Dorothy are again introduced and many new ones help to make the story interesting. This book promises to be no less popular and in every way charming than "Dorothy Deane." Bough ton, Mifflin & Co., Boston and New York, have issued Bret Harte's latest work, "Mr. Jack Hftmlin's Idediations." The book contains not only the title story, but a number of other short stories for which the writer is famous. No writer of modern times is more successful as a writer of short stories than Mr. Harte and the thousands who have read previous works will be glad to learn of the lieatjon pf this book. All of the above baohfs are lop Cpmpany, SPEAKS. Outline* the l*ollcy to llo Pni-aned 111 Sooth Afrlcn. LONDON, Nov. iO.^Thfe absence ot stirring War itews andthe rehabilitatioa ili the estimatioti of the British public of General AVhite, who, since his reverse at Nicholson's Nek, certainly ap* pears to hare used his central position to successfully strike at different points the circle of investment, thtts restoring the cdnfldence in his ability to hold the Boers in check, has permitted public attention momentarily to revert to the political features of South Africa, and coafliction is • confidently predicted in some quarters. Premier Salisbury, at the lord mayor's banquet last night, outlined the government's policy regarding the future government of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, and explained that the references in the queen's speech to military operations (not war) and restoring peace and good government to "that portion of my empire," meant nothing more nor less than that, in the opinion of the government, President Krugcr, by making war on the queen, destroyed all claims to independence granted by the conventions of 1881 and 1884, and, consequently, the country had reverted to its previous status, and is, theoretically, part of tho queen's dominion. FKKNCII AUK VEUY IlIT'J'Kn. DcminvIalloiiH of England nnd Victoria I'll! the I'upero. NEW YOUK, Nov. 10.— -The Tribune's Paris correspondent writes that tho Anglophobia epidemic raging in the French press is daily becoming more acute. Tho nationalists, Jcbaitlng, Praetorian and Clerical press, the same papers that constitute themselves champions of the late General's staff, during the Dreyfua affair, are straining every nerve, it seems to steer public opinion so as to arrive at war with England. In reading tho Patrio and LeCroix one might suppose France and England were already at war. Editorial language and epithets are now more violent thau anything that appeared in either American or Spanish newspapers during the Spanish war and probably exceed in malignity and abuse in all past achievements of tho French press in criticising the conduct of the nation with which Franco is at. peace. Too much weight should not be attached to their frantic ravings, but it is impossible to gauge correctly tho trend of national feeling in Franco without taking into consideration the stormy elements, which are constantly at work, and which like Boulangism of the last decade adroitly enlist and concentrate all lloating units of discontent, SCKNK WAS SMOCTACUr-AK. Thu funding of Gun. TVheutou'H Forces nt Diifpipnn, MANILA, Nov. 11.—The landing of the American troops at Fabian Tuesday was the most spectacular affair of its kind since General Shatter's disembarkation at Daiquiri. Tho co-operation of the troops and the navy was complete. The gunboats maintained a terrific bombardment for an hour, while the troops pushed waist deep through tho surf, under a heavy, but badly aimed riile fire from the insurgent trenches and charged right and left, pouring volley after volley at the fleeing rebels. Forty Filipinos were captured, mostly non-commissioned oflicers. Several insurgents dead and five wounded were found in a building which had suffered considerably from tho bombardment. The town was well fortified. The sand dunes wore riveted with bamboo twenty feet thick, which affordedjijlnc cover._ Troops From 1'orto Jtluo. WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.—In order to Avoid the charge of militarism, and preliminary to the appointment of civil governors, President MoICinloy and Seerctiu'y Root are considering the advisability of withdrawing troops from Cuba and Porto Rico. There are now in Cuba 391 officers and 10,790 men, and in Porto Rico 108 oflicers and a,H55 men. I'll ton Is Allowud. Diss MOINES, Nov. 7.—Applications prepared and prosecuted by us have been allowed us follows: To 1). B. Cherry, of Kuoxville, for a Canada Patent i'or a manure carrier adapted to facilitate cleaning stables. To AV. H. Tuttle, of Des Moiues, for a fifth wheel for vehicles.' A riug- is fixed to an axle and another to a spring block above the axle and a spider having rollers ou its ends is secured between them, by means of a linch pin, in such a manner that the rollers will bo retained between the rings as to reduce friction. • To J. C, Mender, of Coif ax, for a cuspidor adapted to be fixed to a car floor in such a manner that it can be readily operated <by foot pressure to dump its contents to tho ground whenever desired. To Mrs. E. M, Cook, of De Soto, la. for a detachable stair rug adapted to be placed on tho tread of a step and held in nlace by hooks or catches concealed under the rug, . Consultation and advice free. Coi> respoudence solicited. Valuable printed information for inventors sent to any address. . THOMAS G. OKWIO & Co., Registered Patent Attorneys Itouibitrdlug Kluiberley, CAI-E TOWN, Nov. 12,—Night.—Dispatches from Kimberley show that the town was vigorously attacked at two different points. Jt is reported that one of the British, force and six Boers were'killed. It is believed lipre that the' Boers surrpunded the tpwj} i« force. AV1U Take omolal Ky., Nov. 10.—The situation in Kentucky is not materially changed, both paries claiming victory, and ft -vyq,} t,aka Death, after all, reduce* mankind id a level. t*e4 Ml* ttMift*. iSotttetitne ftg6 a brafeemaft da ths Baltimore & Ohio ftaiifoa* used fiis brains:, and isaySd a passenger tralfl from running Into two defaUSd cats. The Company Sent him a check for $50 and posted ft bulletin complimenting him for his qtticknesfl ot thought* A few days later, Engiiieei* John ttag- erty -was oiling his efigihe at Connelly ville, while waiting for the passengers to alight. He heard anothef train coming and believed that it was not tinder proper control. He sprang ihto his cab, Opened the throttle and started his train. The other engine struck the rear car but it was not a hard blow and Hagerty's promptness saved ten ot a dozen lives. The CoMpany has 'ordered a hattdsonie gold watch, suitably inscribed, ana a gold chain tot Engineer Hagerty, as a reward for his devotion to duty and "using his brains" in time of emergency, Hatred has no place in the true humanitarian's heart. Winter In the Ronth. The season approaches when one's thoughts turn toward a place where tho inconveniences of a Northern winter may be escaped. No section of this country offers such ideal spots as the Gulf Coast on the line of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad between Mobile and New Orleans. It possesses a mild climate, pure air, even temperature and facilities for hunting and fishing enjoyed by no other section. Accommodations for visitors are first-class, and co.n be secured at moderate prices. The L. & N. 11. R. is tho only lino by which it can bo reached in through cars from Northern cities. Through car schedules to all points in Florida by this lino are also perfect. Write for folders, etc., to GKO. B, Hoitsntit, D. P. A., St. Louis, Mo. Stand up for the right under all circumstances. A truly humane person always alleviates mankind's sufferings. Respect other's opinions no matter how much you differ. Sarah Orne Jewott's benefaction to readers this season is largely like the quality of mercy,—it is twice blessed, once for those who shall read "The Queen's Twin and other Stories," and this ought to bo a generous multitude; • and again for those yoxithful readers who shall enjoy "Betty Leicester's Christmas." The young people are stire to be charmed by Betty Leicester and tho good, interesting times she had. Her story is loM in a most winning style, and is printed in a very pretty book with a suggestive Christ- tnas appearance. Pu bhslicd by Houghton, Mifllln &. Co., Boston and New York. FREE GOVERNMENT LANDS... Tliero are still thousands of noros of government lunds In tho stutcs of Washington and Oregon, also prairie und tlmbar lands neur railroad and water communication that can bo bought for S3.00 per acre; and there nro no cyclones, blizzards, long winters or real hot summers, no failure ot crops, but always good markets. If you wish to raise Brain, principally, or fruit, or the finest stock on earth, you uuu find locations In these two states where you can do this to perfection. If you are loolt'lng foremploymeiit nnd wish to secure steady worlt at good wages, I can help you to do this. ! have no land for sale, but If you want Information about this write me at 199 E. Third St., St. Paul. Minn. R. E. WORKMAN. Planting in February, The Farmer in tho Southwest does his planting at a tirao when the North is covered with snow and ice. If you are Interested in securing a home lu a country where outdoor worlf IB done tho year around, write for a free copy of tho handsomelj Illustrated pamphlets "Homes In tho Southwest," "OHinipues," mid others. They describe the country along tho St. L. H-W. By. in Arkansas and Texas, and will Imlp von find a better place to locate. Address E, W, LuIlEAUBIlS, U.P. * T. A., St. L. S-W. Ky,, 735 Equitable Building, St. LoulB, Mo. Rinehart's Indians Chiefs Wolf Robe, Louison, Hoi- low Horn Bear and Hattie Tom wonderfully reproduced in colors at great expense by Chicago Great Western Ry, in an art calendar for 1900. A most artistic production. Four sheets 8 x 13% inches, tied with silk cord, each sheet containing as Jndiaa portrait 0x9 Very fetching framed Make striking and h holiday gifts, Tp cover fees and mailing expease only to persons sjendjipg- §5 seat

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