The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 18, 1894 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 18, 1894
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f f Hfe fcipmtOAM, AL&OITA IOWA, adver- was a "What Mrs. applicant, eh? .queried Mr. Hostner Deering, It e s w u tt g around in his swivel chair,and looked at the bit of pasteboard the clerk handed to him. "The fourth, this morniner," fae commented, Show her in, Bob." Bob showed her into the roomy,Comfortable^ office of the firm of Deering <fc Deering, lawyers, She looked timidly at Mr, Deering. Mr. Deering looked critically at her, She saw a portly old gentleman, with fresh complexion, snow-white hair, black clothes, and exquisitely manicured hands. He saw a fair, girlish face, a youthful form, demurely gowned in smoke-blue cloth, and gloved hands which tightly held the morning paper, in which his advertisement for a stenographer and typewriter had appeared* "Good morning, Mrs. — ah," consulting the card he held, "Glover. Will you take a seat?" "I came in answer to your tisement," she began. "Yes — yes. Precisely!" It pet word of his — precisely. experience have you had Glover?" "I worked three years for the firm Df Lowndes & Winthrop. I left them a year ago to be married." "You have a letter from them, I presume," regarding her with increased attention. , "Yes; they offered me one at the time I left. I hardly know why I kept it, for until a week ago I did not think I should ever present it. I have personal references, also. " She dreW several papers from a little leather hand-bag, and passed them over to him. He took them from her and glanced through them. The letter from Lowndes & Winthrop was flatteringly eulogistic. The names she offered of persons who could indorse her personally, wei-e ones well and honorably known. "These are' satisfactory," announced Mr. Deering. "Now, please give me a practical illustration of your skill. Permit me to dictate a letter." Mrs. Glover took the paper and pencil he extended, removed her gloves, and rapidly filled the page with hier- , oglyphics. This page she carried over to a convenient, typewriter, and a minute or two later brought him back his letter neatly printed. He glanced over it. "Precisely. Consider yourself en' gaged, Mrs. Glover. The salary is fifteen dollars a week. You are a widow, I infer ?" Her sensitive face flamed scarlet. "No," she answered in a low voice, "lam not." Hosmer Deering- was nonplused for an instant. Then, "Divorced?" he ventured. "No, sir." She vouchsafed no further information. A brief, embarrassing silence followed. He rose and opened the door for her. "Shall we, "he asked, "expect j'ou to-morrow?" "At any time, you desire, sir." "Precisely. To-morrow, then, at half -past eight." Promptly at half- past eight, on the following morning, Mrs. Glover appeared, Day 'after day she came, never late; always kind, ready, poH'te/ WAf Wfr le »*$ merged w fail, *»U in .winter peljwft iwto spring, ae d still §h.e and. was gentle »p4 u any presses o.f work, ' "No, tiof*' he teplted Ikiadly, but obtusely; "Not at all. toft shall be no hindrance to oar conversation, I as- Sure you." He had quits failed to suspect that it was oft her dWfi account she wished to retire. She" was about to speak again, when the door opened. floor late! Welt, he had met her so seldom he might not recognize her. She turned hur#M}dly to her work. She bent, over it, resolutely keeping her back to the two men. "Awfully glacl to see you, Brandt!" exclaimed Benjamin Deering. "You look well!" laughed the other, cordially. The Wen shook hands heartily, and launched into a conversation so purely personal that it evidenced warm in j timacy. Neither paid any attention to the stooped, busy little creature in the corner* Suddenly a thrill ran through her, and the fingers holding the pencil tightened fiercely. The new comer had spoken a name familiar to her. "Dudley Parkham — yes. I don't think you knew him, Queer, too, seeing you both were such close friends of mine. A capital fellow, Dudley. One of those keen, quiet, cultured) delightful men who have ideas a little joftier than the rest of its. He did not fall in love with every pretty face he came across, as I always did. He used to say the woman he married should be better, and nobler, and sweeter than all other women. Finally he met her. Ho married her. It was after that—a. year after that, that there came the tragedy." "The tragedy?" Well, that may be too intense a word to use. At. all events, the de- licions domestic life of which he had dreamed, and which was just then being fully realized, was all at once broken up. His wife had left him. He would not sell out his pretty home, built and furnished for the woman he loved. So he put a care-taker in charge of the house. He had some reason to suppose that his wife had gone out to Iowa, where she had relatives. He began a search for her. She had friends in San Francisco and New York, He has searched both cities, but has clone it all as quietly as possible, so strongly did ho dread notoriety. His search was all in vain." "Why did his wife leave him?" "Oh, they had a quarrel—the most absurd and childish thing- imaginable. She went /to the matinee with a woman of whom he disapproved. She resented his advice in the matter, and declared she would choose her own friends, and that, perhaps, as they could not agree on such a simple matter, they could not agree at all, and liad better part. One word led to another and -" "It ended as you have told me." "It isn't ended yet, Deering. That is why I'm here, telling- you all this rigamarole about my friend. His long endeavor, anxiety, failure, m$n- tal disti-ess, have brought on a heavy and probably fatal sickness. He lies at his own home—such a desolate home, Deering!—sick unto death. There is no one to wait on him save that stupid old' care-taker. Where can I find the nurse you had when you were so ill a year and a half ago? You said she was efficient. I would like to engage her for poor Dudley." Benjamin Deering looked troubled. "I cannot tell you just where to find her. I'm going home in half an hour, however, and I'll have my wife send her word. She will be sure to know. Leave me the address,. will you?" Hardly had the door closed behind Brandt Andrews when Mrs. Glover sprang to her feet, darted across the room, and confronted astonished Mr. Deering, white-faced and tearful- eyed. "You must get some one to take my place—soon, now! Never mind that other nurse. I must go to tend Dud- 1 ley Parkham, Please—please, lot me go as soon as you can!" Eosmer Deering had just entered, The cousins regarded her in ainaae- ment. "Oh, you don't understand!" she cried. '-I am his wife, I must go to him!" Hosraer Deering had not heard a word of t'he story that was told to Benjamin Deering, but her sorrow, her tears, her piteous entreaty were quite epough for him, > "Go, of course, my dear," lie said, "We're not rushed with work at present, We'll bold your place two weeks for you, Let us hear from you," "Oh, how good you aye," the sweet, quivering- Jips managed to say. The nest minute she donned her" hat and coat, yan down the stairs, not being willing to wait for the elevator, and took a oar • which would bring- her near her forsaken, home, Everything therein was exactly'as she bad. left it. Cleanliness and order there were the room, but nowhere or fragrance, pr the inde* cosiness which, pervades a» 8t Its loneliness wasmnmt' i$f lately pathetic, familiar her husband, a* she had feat, ialtlfcf but brief time for rest, through many weary nights and days. Suddenly h6 glanced around with an expression ol intelligence. She drew back. Th6 invalid fixed his eyes on his friend^ who looked eagerly down Upon him* "Do you know, Brandt, I've beefi having the queerest hallucinations, t thought that Vera was here, waiting on me, nursing me. I," very weakly* "have been so happy that I hardly care to face the wretched reality of my life again." Andrews signaled the nervous little Wife to be silent. Their patient could bear no shock just yet, not even one of joy. But, a few days later, Vera smiled down on him when he awoke. "It Was not a dream, darling," she whispered. "I have been here all the time." "Love," he murmured, "can you forgive my tyranny?" "Hushl" she said, and kissed him, "I was so unreasonable!" *##**## When one day Mrs. Parkman, rosy, prettier than ever, stylishly attired, and most childishly happy, ran in to pay her former employers a brief, explanatory visit, the senior member of the firm nodded repeatedly and beamed at her over his glasses. "We miss you—oh, no doubt of that! But if you and your husband are back in Arcadia—well, well—it is for thq best—precisely!" TELLTALE HEELS. Tho Characteristics of a IVIuti as Shown by His Footwear. There is a now word to be added to the language, a new topic to general conversation and a new science to the accomplishment of the empiric professor. ' The word is scarpology. The scarpologist is not exactly a cheiromancist. He deals with your other extremity and tells of your character, not by the hand, but your foot, or rather your boot. Give him a boot or shoe you have worn for three months or more, and you are opening- up to him all your secret springs of action, your motives, your conduct, your life. It is a doctor in Bale who has founded the new philosophy and announces himself as the original scarpologist. He has, of course, to give a few indications to support his claim to his proud position. A man does not become a pro- lessor by merely inventing- a word. . So here are the indications, says the Westminster Review. If you wear heel and sole even, you are un energetic man, full of action and resource; and if that boot belongs to a woman, the owner is.faithful, affectionate, and possessed of the domestic virtues. If you wear the sola of your boot on the outside—which most people do—you are an enthusiast, and very likely to become an adventurer. This is not pleasant philosophy, and what makes it worse is that the 'boot tells the same story for both sexes. But it Is when the wear is on the inside that the results are the strangest. If you are a man, you are a feeble, irresolute, vacillating creature; if you are a woman, you aro attractive, gentle and modest. Now, this too, is odd philosophy. For knock-kneed people generally wear their boots on the inside, A knock-kneed man may be feeble and irresolute; but why should a knock-kneed old maid be attractive, gentle and modest? had Not the Old Kaolcot. The susceptible young man aske.d, the^girl to be his wife. "I am very sorry," she said, ."very, very'-'sorry; but it can never be, I can be a sis—" His face grew hard. "Let up on that, will you, please?" he growled. "It's bad enougn for a fellow to be rejected, without having that sister racket fired at him." "I beg pardon," she smiled coldly, "I had not intended anything of the sort. What I was about to say was that I would be a sister-in-law to you. For further particulars consult your good-looking brother, Good morning.-" Diplomatic Reticence, The social reformer was paying a visit to the convicts in the pe'niten* tiary and asking them various questions. "And what are you, doing here my friend?" he said to a good looking man i» the shoe shop, "Making shoes," was the reply that discouraged any further inqu' sition in that direction, TOID BY THE STABS. CASTING HOROSCOPES AMERICAN Agalaat Secret Enemlef —S*ift- tor Hill, cot fet-ecktarld&e and «*y M. Depew tJnder the HE PLANETS Say that Queen Victoria < has been doomed to die in October or Novenv ber of next year. Her death warrant has been published in several of the English and Indian papers. Her executioners, it seems, are the astrologers, who have decided that she must expire in one of the two months named. And all because the planets under which the good queen was born happen to be mixed up in such a way at that period as to portend the calamity. One wise student of the heavens has gone so far as to select the exact day for the queen's death, and the announcement has been made that Victoria will pass away on Nov. 10, 13WS. Still another of the evil prophets declares that she will die by accident. D "Judicial astronomy" is what he Calls the method by which he has settled the fate of America's leading men, and he defines the study as "the art of forming a judgment from the positions and motions of the planets, together with the application of astronomical calculations, added to a knowledge of the subtle influences the stars exert on man." The horoscopes .of five distinguished i sir, n ' a kenejaQtor pf 2QO f *-'F;ST»w 1B *i» : »*'^'»» w $T •'**$*!?*»»« VfrWf **** t(**#f«vt^ ?a wj|& a. latchkey, a^ow later, Ke naused ?>ln'> f,K«* "Tinll • .-foali-nn. /^/i/ii,. Mrs, Jennie P. kane, of Stnethport, Pa,,, has* a big Newfoundland 4og which is a JiFsf'Siaas' substitute for a swjcse, Jt takes the baby riding 'In the carriage 1 every flay, The' cipg the hamUe with its te^th' a_nd <?Q$oh as oarofBUy as the. ' »J.p0'»fWer m Americans have been cast by Prof. Apolon and the positions of the planets at the time of the birth of each are shown in the accompanying "nativities." Some explanation is necessary to understand the importance of these seemingly senseless diagrams. The chart of the heavens is divided' into twelve spaces, and from the positions of the -planets in these spaces, or "houses," the astrologer's predictions are made. Each •house has its own special significance, and each of the planets exercise an evil or a good influence over one's life (according to its nature) in just that particular line shown by the significance of the space it is in.. President Cleveland certainly was not born under a lucky star. The sun 'was in mid-heaven (if the hour of 'his birth is rightly .said to be 11:30 a. m.), and as there were no planets to interfere with it, astrologers say that this foretold the high position he was destined to reach. Jupiter, it seems, was found in the second house, which governs fortune, and in the fiery sign Leo, which indicates the acquisition of wealth. But a reservation is put upon this good sign, for the astrologers tell us that on March 18, 1837, when the President was born, Jupiter was 1 in conjunction with Mars, and both were in the house of the Sun; hence, what wealth the President does acquire, will be'spent with a lavish hand, and at the close of life, very little of his 'possessions will remain- Mr,'; Cleveland is solemnly warned against Wall street by the appearance of Saturn in the sign Scorpio, which occupies the house of speculation, Should he indulge in an occasipnal "fiyw" in the street with the bulls and bears, it is likely to result unfortunately for him, for the evil influence 'Jpf Saturn is said to be strong enough to control the stock market if his warnings are disobeyed. But old Saturn js not satisfied with annoying the President in the matter of speculation, ifpr his evil influence is doubly powerful because be is found in the fifthhouse, which also (jontrols his Between this date and Nov. is tfcje mystical planet Herschel will be posing through this house, and its I Bute' t/fcj imj«?jBjfio4' '.tjja^tjfty ! f^' y, p»>WftxM W^ti^iW^r, •',''. i «y,Mvi(n«wVinjHfcfiww-J«w > ,> *"'•'''t /<"''(',' ^s,'f?^*«w«S''XftW> 3 t?fl%r»nitf.1/%w * At ' n; , *»!»iH*»BW-ij [ >nSjl (* i' u teir :! him w^r^m^w^^^m^ ™ff^V v I t ^ J ±.!^^^4 t ^'''>l' V*"* 1 - a t *o. Me ifras bofca at 6 d'elo&fc m th6 ing ol April 33, 18S4, ftfad at that hour the eighteenth degree oi the sign of Taurus was rising frith the planets all the earth except Saturn and tha ft. These facts make Mr. Depe We py fortunate horoscope. worldly matters tt is particularly Jupiter and Venus, both good planets, were in conjunction, and both above the horizon, the f ormett being in the house of fortune, which is governed by the sign Gemini, when Mr. Depew made his debut in the world. These favorable signs, the astrologers say, point to the amassing of a large fortune, and a considerable part of it through speculation, because Leo rules his fifth house. It will not be a fleeting good fortune, either, the planets say, for Mr. Depew should add to it considerably before his death. The sun above the horizon on the day of his nativity makes Mr. Depew ambitious' for place and power, but the fiery finger of Saturn, the evil planet, points in opposition to the sun and repeats its solemn warning that this can never be. Mr. Depew must content himself, therefore, without public office, for if the evil, influence of the malicious planet be not overrated, inevitable failure will follow any attempt oji his part to secure the coveted laurels, c This opposition of Saturn is the only cloud over Mr. Depew's otherwise bright horoscopet Prof. Apolon says that Saturn influences and controls the agricultural classes, and that it is wholly due to a misunderstanding on their part which prevents -"Our Chauncey" from attaining the high position which his talents and good influences make him capable of filling. He is solemnly warned not to allow his name to be used as a nominee. Senator David B. Hill's chances in life have been seriously impaired by the affliction of his beneficent planet Mercury, by the moon and the evil planet Mars, on the day of his nativity, Aug. 23, 1843. Mercury, it seems, would have'inade him a great man if it had been allowed its own way, but Mars and the ever-present Saturn took a hand in the matter, and his prospects were blasted. The hour of his birth is believed to be 0:15 a. m., and at that time the seventeenth degree of the celestial sig-n Virgo was on the eastern horizon, which testifies to a witty, ingenious and talented mind. But for the evil aspect of Mercury it is said that Mr. Hill would have been "a profound scholar, and capable of any undertaking requiring great ability." Both the moon and Mars, which afflict Mercury in the senator's horoscope, seem to have had. some grudge against Mr. Hill, for their positions at the time of his birth offer the very meanest kind of testimony in regard to his character. Prof. Apolon says •that their opposition to Mercury ' 'makes him disposed to desert his benefactors at their utmost need; makes him insincere in his professions of friendship and unscrupulous in the methods by which he attains his ends. " I wonder if this could have been found in Mr, Hill's horoscope before his famous campaign for governor of New York in 1888? Perhaps Mars supported Cleveland that year, a*nd was disappointed at his defeat! Congressman William C. P, Breokin- ridge's misfortunes, which have recently come upon him, were all foretold last week from his horoscope, He was born in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, Aug. 38, 1837, at or near noon. At that hour the sun was in his mid-heaven, surrounded by Jupiter, Mercury and Venus, all exerting beneficial influences over his life. The mystical planet Hersohel, however, spoiled all these favorable signs by being evilly aspecte^ with the sun. The position of the sun and the favorable planets foretold the high position and popularity to which, Mr, Breekin* ridge would rise, but the evil aspect of the sun with Herschel testified that at an unexpected time and from an unexpected quarter his popularity, h^nor a»d credit wpuld be attacked,' At least, tbjis is what the astrologers say, ppngr^ssman's house pf is the sign Sagittary, b fl t in the degree,,with ?§ degrees gf, the of s&tww in his ho\w of wealth. This t§it,iH»Q»y wonW indicate the epBgrejswan, ^9 be, ty pQfjpesWJi pf wealth,' the ,QpJy senfljotijBff testimony being that his. house of specuiatign i$ rwle4 I?/ Ayiej, which in mlv% by Mare; aid-Wars in s ,tbe §B8 t> qp both writ te Jfjjfcu^es, £| Ifce sun, Venus and Mart are t&m in conjunction, wfclch ii md*8 iftt testimony, and shows the cdttgrelft 3 man's-weakness for the opposite Sex, we &r« told. Stdli another evil sign ^ Venus Semi-sqn&t^ ifrith Japit*#, which the astrologers say, id indicative of e&- travaganee and dissipation. Virtue prudence, temperance and almost all other virtues are declared by the planets to be wanting in this h6r&* / scope. "The truth of judicial ftS'trk * nomy is attested," Prof, Apolon fcayS, " "by the fact that at the time the congressman was served with papers in his recent breach of promise suitj at 6 p. m., August 5, 1893, at Washington, Saturn, the malefic planet, was in his midheaven.and that this planet is not? in evil aspect, both with his midheaven (which rules his honor, credit and busi* ness), and in like manner evilly aspects the sign atfd degree of the sign Which was ascending at his birth." The most important prediction made from Mr. Breckinridge's hortn scope, and one which is of particular interest just now, is that he will ttot be returned to congress again. Saturn, that old mischief-maker, again bobs up, and is at present afflicting Mr. Breckinridge's midheaven by a semi-square, which is taken as almost positive testimony against his re-election to congress. Undertakers, however, could boom their business considerably by knowing just when their services could be needed, while life insurance companies would have to go out. of business entirely. J. P. P. GEN. DECHERT. OKN, »ECHEBT. Sketch of a Unlou Soldier Recently Mustered Out. Robert Porter Dechert, who recently passed away, was born at Beading, Pa., Aug. 10, 1842. He came from good revolutionary stock. His great grandfather, Gen. Andrew Porter., was the commander of the First Penn- ylvania artillery. Gen. Dechert attended the school ot Prof. E D. Saunders in West Philadelphia. He had' intended to study law in the office of his brother, Henry M. Dechert of Philadelphia; but although not of age when the war broke out, he enlisted in the Twenty-ninth regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers in which, before he was 20, he was commissioned firstf lieutenant He rapidly advanced, after this in grade, and in 1805 was brevetted lieutenant-colonel "for'dis-' tinguished and meritorious services during the war." Later he served as' aid on the staff of CoL George L. An-' drews, Brig-.-Gen. Thomas H. Eugar, Major-General A. S. Williams, and Gen. Henry W. Slocum. He took part conspicuously in the battle of'Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, and Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg he was assistant' adjutant general of the fiirst division^ Twelfth army corps. He also marched with Sherman to the sea. Upon his return from the war, in 1887, he joined the Gray Reserves, being elected captain of company F. He afterward became a member of the 'Philadelphia City troop, passing from the rank of sergeant to that of cornet. In 1878 he became colonel of the Second regiment. In July, 1890, he was prompted to be brigadier general of the' First brigade. Gen. Dechert was an emi« nent lawyer and a distinguished'-p61i f ' tician. He was assistant district attorney of Philadelphia .under J the lat? Furman Sheppard, and'in 1870 he wajs elected to a seat in ithe state legisla> ture. Among the acts he was instrui mental in placing on the statute books was the law enabling criminals to tes^ tify in-their own behalf. 'In" 187'4''he was again chosen assistant district at- toeney. In 1»81 he was elected city comptroller by a large vote, and reelected in 188?. Socially, Gen. Dechert was connected with a large num.; ber of clubs and societies. He was a prominent Mason, and a ,member, o* the Pennsylvania Societyiof the Sons of the Revolution, KEMAUS DEAN FOR: s Mlsa Emily Smith of the University p* ( Chloaso Chosen,' )V i v't .J.V A new dean of Bamar<| 9pUegp' been appointed and confii'mecTin ,n •^'M *i& EmUy Jane a dawg-ht Judge James; '•'<$ ,-S? Smith,, of After leaving she > entered with the 4 e ST ee fit t ,W pa jiipta' ^l^'jlrffi; .^* «• vv^iftK^ywWWi^v *K ^^pr^ 1 t^^^^ tk^lfai^aby UQDI feJfe 1 ^

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