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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 22, 1899
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THE UPPER DE8 MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 1899. CHAPTER XVII. The mollified officer produced a paper, over *hich Mr. Walker pored for about five minutes. "I don't sea anything about searching my house there," he remarked grimly, as he handed the document back to Mr, Brown, "Perhaps you'll put your finger on the place, and I'll give In." "It's a warrant for the apprehension of Charles Branscombe^ gentleman," said the officer pompously, "on a charge of —ahem—felony—a very serious charge." "And what the dickens," cried the old gentleman, Irritably, "have I got to do with Charles Branscombe or any other felon, I should like to know?" "He was seen last close to this house," said Mr. Brown, "and " "Ami whilst you've been jabbering here he's had time to get far enough away from It, I should say," Interrupted Mr. Walker, contemptuously, ignoring a sign from his wife, who threw open the door with a civil— "You're welcome to look upstairs and down, and wherever you like, sir." As Mr. Brown descended to the -garden, after an elaborate investigation of every room in the house, Mr. Widdrington came up the path from the pea-vines, and, catching sight of the .officer, "went for" him on the spot. Mr. Brown was a .well-built fellow, standing six feet one in his stockings, and the detective was a wiry little man, hardly reaching above his shoulder,' yet the officer staggered under the 'grip of the sinewy hand. "You—you blind idiot!" gasped the excited Widdrington, as he shook his subordinate heavily to and fro. "You confounded dunderhead! Do you see what you have done? You have let the man slip through yt>ur fingers, just as we had run him to earth. Look there!" ... "There," by the overturned basket 'filled with green pea-pods, lay a bundle composed of a blue cotton gowr and a white muslin cap. Mr. Brown's bewildered gaze traveled from the bundle to the garden alley. solatloris as Mrs. vValker's cup of tea. Mr. James Brown, looking terribly crestfallen, followed his superior alont, the field-path to the spot where Smith and Varley awaited them. "The man's gone," said the detective, briefly. "Has anything passed this way?" "Not a living thing," answered Smith, who was from Scotland Yard— "nothing but a hay wagon from the field yonder. I saw H loading all the time." And Mr. Smith had seen also a tired laborer, lolling at full length on the top of the hay cart, half asleep, and with his battered felt hat slouched over his face to keep off the rays of the sun. What he did not see was the laborer's alert descent from hia billowy couch as soon as the cart turned the corner, nor the grin on the wagoner's face as a golden sovereign was passed from his "mate's" hand to his own; and what he did not hear was the laborer's song —sung In a musical voice, too—as he lurched across the quiet fields towards the not distant coast. The refrain of that song was peculiar for a bucolic singer: "They don't know everything down in Judee." CHAPTER XVIII. One week, after our wedding day an epistle reached my wife, the audacity of which simply overwhelmed us. We read and reread It, and finally indulged in a hearty laugh over It. It was worded as follows: "June 18th, IS—. "My Dear Coz.—I'm open to a compromise; tell your lawyers so. I will make over Forest Lea to you—I don't care to live there—and you will pay me, say, half of the income. In the absence of the will which Fort asserts was made by our uncle, but which he has never produced. I can of course claim the whole. But we are cousins, and I don't wish to be hard on you. The old governor ought to have left you something, If he didn't. "Messrs. Smithson and Wright, of Russell street, Russell square, have In- thing more?" I Inquired. "That <!ay, when I met you together, fpr instance?" "You have no right to ask me such questions," Nona replied with dignity; "and if you please, we will talk business." "Yes, we will talk business," I assented. "Do you know, my dearest, that ta the present phase of the affair, It Is Mr. Branscombe who gives you the half of Forest'Lea—not you who give it to him. Without the will, which clearly he does not Intend to.surren- der, he is the possessor of the estate." "Does it matter?" asked my wife. "No," I answered, shrugging my shoulders. "It is simply a detail." "And there will be nothing to prevent the compromise?" asked this determined little woman; anxiously. "Nothing excepting the restitution of the will. You could not, In that case give away anything." "Then I hope it will never be restored. In fact," said my wife with emphasis, "I would not receive it; would destroy It." "Then you must not take me into your confidence," I laughed. "I can't have anything to do with compounding a felony." , « * * * Nona was never tempted to carry her threat Into execution. Charlie Branscombe's troublesome career came to a sudden end by the bursting of an overcharged rifle on a hunting expedition; and amongst the papers handed over to us by a foreign banker was the missing will. It vas not without some natural tears to his memory that his faithful- hearted cousin accepted at last her Inheritance; and, if she is now consoled by the fair bright face of a young Harold Branscombe Fort, who, as second son, is to be the heir—as he is the namesake—of the good old colonel, she still loves to trace in the frank, delicate features a likeness to the lost playmate of her youth. And I am no longer Jealous. (The End.) WE READ AND REREAD IT. It was empty. The innocent little maid had vanished—like Cinderella .at the.warning stroke—leaving her finery behind her. Another shake from his * irate superior, and a glimmering of the truth dawned upon the stupefied senses of Mr. James Brown—Mr. Char- ale had been one too many for him again. "He's off," panted the detective; "and It'll be a long day before we get euch a chance again! Hang your country thick-headedness!" \ The little man literally foamed and stamped in his Impotent fury. Mrs. Walker, standing at her cottage window, laughed softly to herself as she watched Mm. , "Yes, he's off," she repeated. "Trust Master Charlie for being one too'many for such as they. He always was the cleverest little rascal—bless him! And they may say what they like, his old nurse ain't a-golng to turn on him, let him be what he will. Ay, ye may rave and storm"—to the detective from be- hjnd the safe shelter of the closed window—"but you'll never catch him now. He'll be aboard the yacht and away before you've even guessed how be got there." "What on earth made them foola think we was harboring their man?" asked Mr, Walker, who was strutting wp and down the little parlor, swelling like an offended turkey-cock. ''Did •y#u know anything about this start, dame?"—rwlth a sudden suspicion. "Don't you ask no questions, and you won't 'have no lies told to you," rejoined his partner oracularly, as she Brought out the tea caddy and trotted 'off to the kitchen to make the tea. "Just you go and give my respects to tie two gentlemen in the garden, Han•nah," she said to the spub-noaed maid, "and *sfc thfm }f they'll step in and .take a cup of ten; and bring that bas. jk$t of peas along as you conje back; • iyoH may as well aheU 'em when you're swa this evening," s'WJdjlrJngtQ,fl and, the SU structions from me to negotiate the matter with your solicitors— 'the How- tons, I suppose— and the sooner it is settled the better. Your affectionate cousin, Charles Branscombe. "N. B.— I consider my proposal a very liberal one." "What will you do?" I asked Nona presently. "I should like him to have what he asks for," she replied, looking timidly at me. "Forest Lea will be safe then — that is what my uncle was anxious about— and poor Charlie will not be tempted to do wrorjg again." "Perhaps not," I assented dryly, "We are so rich" — my wife's hand stole out to mine — "and so — so happy!" she said, with that exquisite blush of hers; "we don't want all that money, do we?" "I want nothing but you, darling," I answered. "You shall do as you like with the rest." "Thank you," she returned fervently. "Then you will write, will you not, and tell Mr. Rowton to have it .all settled with these people? I have been so unhappy about Charlie; -it has been the one drawback to all my-~my happiness, Sidney" — the tears were in her eyes— "the thought of Charlie, outcast and disinherited and miserable. You know we were little children together; and poverty for Charlie would mean temptation. Now, with an Income, he can marry and settle down, and- — " "And you are sure ypu did not regret that you-—-" "Quite— quite., sure. Ob, Sidney, bow can you be so foolish?" murmured my wife., with her head on my shoulder. "You don't know how Jealous I have been ot your cousin Charlie," I confessed. ''I could npt believe in my own happiness-— it seemed too great] an^d you will admit tba4 I had some ground for my doubts and suspicions." 'You were very foolish an4 very blind," repeated my wife. "Charlie and I wr» eqtning 'more than brother be <w»ve? suite you; jo be CURIOUS PETS FOR WOMEN. Some minds are strikingly original, even in the choice of pets. Certainly this was the case with the wife* of a gentleman farmer who made a pet of a pig. The animal lost its mother early, and the lady, taking pity on the little orphan, bore it off to the kitchen, where she succeeded by the aid of a feeding bottle, in rearing it. The pig became a great pet, and used to follow Its owner like a dog. It could hardly have been its outward attraction that won her heart; it must have been its qualities which endeared it to her. Another very singular pet was that of a frog, which was tamed by a young girl in the country and would come out from under the leaves at her approach to be fed with a strawberry. A lady who was confined to her room had a fowl which, before her illness, was a constant companion. It used to be regularly brought to her room every morning to see her and be fed by her own hands, and allowed to take a short walk about her room. Another member of the feminine gender actually made a pet of a turkey, and declared it should "never be eaten, but die in its own good time," which it did of old age. A much more extraordinary instance of a 'strange pet, for a woman, at any rate, was where an old lady so far overcame the natural repugnance of her sex as to tame a mouse which had been caught in her store cupboard. So successful was her treatment that at last the tiny animal would take crumbs from its mistress' fingers.—Woman's Life. THE BEST OF IT. And Still Lovely Woman Is Clamoring for Her Rights. / Every man has Ms day; 'but thanlra to his gallantry, woman has every day. If reasonably indulgent, she is mia- tress of her destiny. She has her finger In all sorts o.f pie, writes Jean Pelage in the Boston Home Journal. Her sins are forgiven .her. If she murders a man who has failed to treat her like the perfect lady she 'was not, the jury is pretty apt to acquit her, taking into consideration the naughtiness of the man. On the other hand if she treats a man nastily, and he does her quietus make with a large 'bodkin, twelve good men and true disbelieve his story and order him to the scaffold. If she sues her lover for breach of promise, she gets at least a part of what she sues for. If he eues her he gets the ha-ha from all the newspapers. In case of a quarrel in 'Which she is to 'blame, she has a court of last resort which is closed to mankind—she can always shed tears 'When she finds things are not going 'her way. If she loses a part of woman's glory—her golden locks—s'he may piece out the remainder with some adroitly commingled curls, to the eternal deception of th'e public, and so never hear the remarks of derision turned toward her bald- headed husband, if she's an actress she can play Juliet and Hamlet both, while the male Thespian, though he may make a better Hamlet, is precluded 'by public prejudice and an inslplent Mack 'beard from ever looking at the moonlight and, asking Romeo wherefore he is 'Romeo. And still eae asks for her "rights" and seeks for "power." Tfee-flrgt 1 person *who asked lor the earth, and the^ scolded .because it was not fried on iboth sides and turned over, -must have been ol the sex that Adam to grief vttft an aaple. Whereabouts of tha Chief Is Known, An industrious mas with goad to 4Sf«! d fff§ CAPTURE IS PROBABLE, Col. Swlgert Has Gone to Attack the Filipino! Northeast of Ban Jaclnto, Where the Rebel Leader VTan last Heard. Of—Gen. la tr ton's Report. Manila, Nov.. 20.—Col. Samuel • M. Swigert of the Third cavalry reports that he Is moving against a force of insurgents which are Intrenched at Pozorrubio, which Is outside the lines of the Americans, It is believed that Aguinaldo Is there. Pozorrubio is about seven miles northeast of San Jacinto, where Major Logan lost his life. Advances from Tarlac. Manila, Nov. 20.—Gen. MacArthur, with the Thirty-sixth infantry, a battalion of the Seventeenth infantry, a troop of the -Fourth cavalry, several Catlings and a detachment of the signal corps, has begun his northward advance from Tarlac, which will be continued to Bayombong, province of New Vizcaya. Armies Near Each Other. Manila, Nov. 18.—Gens. MacArthur's and Lawton's commanus are now near each other. Gen. MacArthur is getting supplies in Tarlac over the railroad from Bamban with an engine which, was raised from the river by the Ninth infantry. Col. Howes, who occupied Victoria with six troops of the Third cavalry, has advanced to Resales. A letter was found at Victoria from Private Desmond of the signal corps, one of the twenty-one American prisoners held there. These prisoners, the letter said, were expecting to be taken to the mountains before the army arrived. Two thousand Insurgents are reported to be massi'ng at Gerona, above Tar- lac, and Gen. Mascardo is said to be in the mountains west of Angeles with 1,000 men, proposing to make raids. Rain has been falling throughout the month, and for the last week there has been a heavy downpour. The whole country is In as bad condition as at any time this season. Calvin L. Davis of the Sixteenth infantry and Thomas W. Hayes, a civilian, two American prisoners taken from the Filipinos on the llth, say, they believe the insurrection will be over in fifteen days. The Filipinos realize that they are surrounded, and the officials of the so-called government are devoting all their energies to escaping to the mountains over the only trails available via Tayug and San Jose. There are comparatively few insurgents in this neighborhood. It is said that the. American cavalrymen, who have gone to the north, have captured ample supplies for both man and beast. GKN. fcAWTON MAKES A REPORT. Tolls of the Expedition to Santa Cruz ' In April—Honorable mention. Washington, Nov. 20.—'The war department has made public the report of Major-Gen. Lawton, giving the details of his expedition in April last to Santa Cruz, province of La Laguna. The report is dated Aug. 1. Gen. Lawton says the object of the expedition was the capturing of Santa Cruz, destruction of telegraph lines to cut off the enemy's retreat if possible and to distribute the proclamation of the United States commissioners. This expedition went by water from a point opposite Manila, on Laguna de Bay, to Santa Cruz. The command consisted of 1,509 men, and In the order for the expedition Erig.-Gen. Charles King was placed in immediate command of the provisional brigade, with directions to report to Gen. Lawton. Gen, Lawton then describes the movement of this command, the difficult landing, the advance under Major Weisenburger and the rout of the enemy near the city. Owing to the illness of Gen. King Major Weisenburger was in command. Those honorably mentioned are Major Clarence R. Edwards, assistant adjutant-general; Major Charles. G. Starr, inspector-general; Major Weisenburger, and Second Lieut. Thomas Frank- Hn, who commanded the gunboat Nap- ician. Private Thomas Sletteland, company C, First South Dakota, is recommended for a medal of honor. Ordered T^ogun'u Body Sent Home. Youngstown, Ohio, Nov. ' 20.—Mrs. John A. Logan, Jr., has received a telegram from Secretary of War Root notifying her that !he had advised Gen. Otis by cable to have the body of Major Logan exhumed and sent home. Major Webb C. Hayes, a personal friend of the late Major Logan, will reach Manila in a few days, and orders have been issued for him to take charge of the body and arrange for its shipment. . Washington, -Nov. 18.—A dispatch was received at the war department today from Gen. Otis, saying that it wag impossible to send the remains.of the late Major John A, Logan to this country now, and, therefore, he has been buried at Manila. Five days elapsed before the body could be sent from the battlefield to Manila. Gen. Otis saya that the servant of Major Logan, with the effects of the major, Bailed) on the Sikh for the United States. ______^ F __^ Hobart Has Slight Relapse. Patterson, N, jr., NOV. ?0.-"V|ce-Pi'es- Ident Hobart suffered a slight relapse Friday. Jt was not serious, however, and the patient rested easy aJj day. phyeielan, Dr. Newton, is in con.. GENERAL DEMAND BY ( LABOR, Higher Wages Will fie Asked.For Eanly Next Tear. Indianapolis, Ind., N*r. 20.—A conference In this city between President Samuel Compere of the American Federation of Labor, President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers, and President S. B. Donnelly of the International Typographical union, leads to the announcement that the labor organizations are planning to make early next year a general demand for increase of wages. The mine workers' convention in this city in January and the federation conference In Detroit next month, it is said, will take steps to eforce these demands. \ "The next twelve months will see some mighty changes," said one of the officers. "We are not making threats —we are simply warning employers Union labor is now in a position to de mand what it wants, and, if we can control the men, we will wait to see what is offered us." Mr. Gompers refused 1 to outline the matters to come before the Detroit conference, but said they are of the gravest significance. Cabinet meeting Is Brief. Washington, Nov. 20.—The cabinet meeting Friday was brief and unimportant. General satisfaction was expressed with the result of Secretary's Gage's invitation for the purchase of bonds. Most of the time was taken up in the discussion of plans of the exhibit of Porto Rico and Cuba sit the Paris exposition. The secretary of agriculture outlined his plans for extending the work of his department to Porto Rico, Hawaii apd the Philippine islands. He spoke of the possibilities of the rubber industry and thought that the climatic and soil conditions in Porto Rico should make It as favorable for the growth of the rubber tree as Central and South American countries. Dwight I* Moody Stricken. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. SO.—Dwlght L. Moody, the evangelist, was stricken with heart trouble Friday and was compelled suddenly to abandon his preaching here. He Is now on his way back to his home at Northfleld, Mass., in the care of Dr. Schaufller of this city and C. M. Vining, teller of the Union National bank. It is admitted that Mr. Moody's condition is critical, though when the evangelist was seen at his hotel shortly before being taken to the railway station he expressed the belief that his illness was not serious. Victoria Grows Very Feeble. London, Nov. 20.—There Is great apprehension in court circles regarding the queen's health. Her strength seems to be gradually failing, and she is quite unable to conduct state business with the keenness and energy she displayed until quite recently. Her late visit to Bristol seems to have overtaxed her strength, and her weakness 'was pitiably noticeable on her return to Windsor. Male Splnnern Want More Money. Pawtucket, R. L, Nov. 20.—The executive committee of the Rhode Island Mule Spinners' association announces that it will recommend to the association that the cotton manufacturers of Rhode Island be requested to grant an advance in wages of 10 per cent. A meeting of the organization has been called for next Thursday. About 26,000 hands are employed in the cotton mills of Rhode Island. Denied by Chairman Jones. Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 20.—Chairman James K. Jones of the democratic national committee denies the statement in a Washington dispatch that he has settled upon either Jan. 8 or Feb.ll as the time for "the national committee meeting. He says he has no idea yet as to when the meeting will be called, and does not know whether the custom of meeting Feb. 22 will be departed from. Slight Earthquake lit Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 20.—Friday morning at 9:15 o'clock a 'decided earthquake shock was felt here, last- Ing nearly half a minute. Several houses In the city were badly damaged, and the front of the marine hospital office fell, blocking the street. No personal Injuries are reported, but the natives were badly frightened. H. C. Payne Denies a Rumor. Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 20.—Henry C. Payne says the story that he is to succeed Mark Hanna as chairman of the national committee is without foundation. He is confident Mr. Hanna will serve his term as chairman until the national convention, when a new committee will be selected. Revolution Ahead In Spain. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20.—Carlos Yensen of Balbao, Spain, United States consular agent, and now in this country at the instance of Spanish commercial interests to make a study of American manufactures, is here. He says he looks for a revolution in Spain in a few years. la Sentenced to lie Shot. , Appleton, Wis., Nov. 20.—William Scarborough of the Third regular infantry, formerly of Appleton, has been found guilty by court-martial in the Philippines of assaulting a native woman and sentenced to death. An attempt is being made to have the sentence commuted. Swamped by Volume of Orders. Strasburg, Nov. 20.—The iron manufacturers, of Alsace-Lorraine are in high spirits over the almost unprecedented volume of business. Their works are swamped with prders, many of which they have to forward to the United States and Austria for execution. Tl»* only tea gardens in the TT«u i States are at 1'inehurst. S 0 tv? Shepherd's estate comprises about ^ acres, of which between 50 and tS acres are vow planted to tea. Still More Counterfeiting, The secret service has just tmearthw another band of counterfeiters and S cured a quantity of bogus bills, whi<£ are cleverly executed. Things of («*« value are always selected for imitatio» notably Hostetter's Stomach Hitter which has many imitators, but no equals for disorders like indigestion dyspepsia and constipation. ' The inoon revolves from one point in tlie heavens to the same point inw days, 7 hours and 43 minutes. .^•.^••^•••a I ' T I d^»»M* - II •^•••^•^^ ^^___ He That Any Good Would Win" Should have good health. 'Pure, tkh blood is the first requisite. Hood's Sarsi. j&rilla, by giving good blood and gotf health, has helped many A man to success, besides giving strength and courage to *women <o>ho, before taking it, could not even see any good in life to -win. " How strange it is that some people do not appreciate favors Nearly one-third of the world's savings arc in the (190 sayings banks O f tlie United States. The ice man has now retired and tlie coal dealer has the field for a few months. Mrs. Hetty Green in a recent interview said: "The idea that the way to financial success is a hard one is 'all wrong. The road is not rough. It is easy to find and to travel. People look for it in out of the way places, and so miss it." The linen duster is succeeded by the welcome overcoat. The time of year lias arrived when a stove is one of mankind's closest and warmest friends. Cultivate your mind and strengthen your body. Endeavor to carry out all reasonable promises made. Help the unfortunate and your reward will follow. PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOURS Fo California In Pullman Tourist Sleep- In gf Cam. Via thp Chicago Great Western to Kansas City and the Santa Fe Route to Los Angeles and Southern California. The true winter route avoiding cold weather and snow blockades. Commencing Monday, Oct. 23d, and on every Monday following, one of'these new Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars will leave Des Mones (en route from St. Paul via Oelwein) at 8:4-5 p. m. via the Chicago Great Western for Los Angeles and Southern California via Kansas City, and reaching Los Aii- geles the following Friday morning, thus avoiding all Sunday travel. These tours are personally conducted by an experienced railway official, who accompanies the train to its destination. The cars are well equipped for a long journey and are as comfortable as the Pullman Sleepers, while the price is only $6 for a double berth (or $5.50 from stations south of Waterloo), less than half the price in the Standard Sleepers. For full information inquire of any Chicago Great Western Agent, or address F. H. Lord, General Pass. & Ticket Agent, 113 Adams St., Chicago. Health is one c i God's most blessed gifts to man. Hows This? We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for uny case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, 0. We, the undersigned, have known P. J. Cheney for the last 15 years and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transactions one! iluanoially able to carry out any obligations made by their tlrm. West & Truax, Wholesale Drusglsts, Toledo, O.; Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo Ohio, Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, aot- Ingr directly upon thebloodondmuooussur/uoes of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price i5c per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Select your ideal and pattern closely after the same. ACTS GENTLY ON THE KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS /• LEA NSES THE V/l- 1 * __»—. _. p-r-l- »*»«*W£Lam

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