The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1894 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 10, 1894
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bright, eft-rer fttftfls 1 ft narrow patft 1 #6, tfotdered by eld-fitshffffttfd Motmtfttn ptft't* a«d ttop , feoimo n« B3t§ find cabbage Larkspurs, plnK rind blue und fe&Cheior'S buttons, lady-allppors, Llve-f o*-6ts ', strtnodtm?— fah'le tftft cheorjr Johnny-jump- ups &ff$t ft6 fcayly tw 1 pa* Morning glories, cool and dainty, Wftn their faces bathed in dew; RtfSfmaty, s*oot-cloter, ffennei, Stournln?-bridjs, sweet Williams, fud, trtll find, stored In the attic, • For the llli of youth and age, ttoneset, saffron, pennyroyal, Tansy, chatnomlle and sa?o, Wormwood, peppermint and calmp- Magic herbs, with potent powefe, fetghef ptlzed by deat etanamothef, Than the sweetest of her I tumble In the haymow, Hunt for effgs and K&thot greens Happier In my joyous freedom, Than the happiest of queens. Ko* Isltln the log schoolhouse, Sajriftg ''two times two are four,"— See the face?, heaf- the voices, linowii ahd loved Ifl days of yore Ah* they're gohe-the E'ast has vanished. , Closed the doors -1 stand without j And the Present sternly bids me Struggle oil In pain and .doubt; Awd the key that, for. a moment, Opened Wide the portals fair Of the Past so dear and pleisant .. Free from sorrOWi fear and dura, Was a Spray of wild swoet farter, With Its breath of perfumo ram . ^ — Sylvia Parnum. A Passive Crime.; BY "THE DUCHESS," . CHAPTER I. The Moment Approaches. From its site upon tho high rocks that overhang the sea, Penrucldock castle, in all its gothic and somewhat savage grandeur, frowns down upon the vale beneath, upon plain and upland, park and winding stream, and the pretty cottage far below, that, lies half hidden by the spreading foliage. Although belonging to sunny June, the day is dark and lowering. Tho ocean, with a sudden roar, is rushing" inland, to break out with furious hisses upon the long, low beach.-" Tho sky it) overcast; no faintest gleam of sunshine comes to lighten the gloom, or throw some brightness on the scene, so replete with heaviness : arid a vague m-aln-nchoby. "And such a winter wears tho face of heaven," that all the happy birds lie cowering out of 'sigh t. Beneath, 'in tho valley, upon the grass-.,plot that belongs to tho cottage, a man is walking slowly up and down with lowered head, and a, heart filled with envy and vain longing. His face though handsome and suggestive of good breeding, is dark, eterh and impenetrable.' His arms are, crossed behind his back. .Just, now an expression, almost evil, mars the beauty of h/» feature's. -His thoughts, busy with the past and the % present, are full of discontent. \\ Sometimes, as though , unconsciously, ho lifts his eyes to gaze upon tho crimson flag floating 'so" high above him, marking the spot where his sister-in-law,, the ' lady of Penruddock, lies at the pbin't of death, very certainly to follow hpr husband into the land of shadpws. Within twelve months they will both lie buried (> and 'all their goodly heritage, these' swelling fields ana softly undulating plains, will 'pass . into the hands of a child,a feeble girl—a creature scarce lit to combat with the winds that blow; whilst his boy, his treasure beyond all price, must through all his life toil for daily bread, i At this moment a merry laugh rings out upon the air, and from the house, with fair hair .flying, a lovely boy of seven runs eagerly and joyously,'with aims extended, to the man so deep in envious thought. As • the sound of childish gayety smites upon his ear, his whole expression changes, and he lifts his head, and - gladly welcomes the child, with word and-gesture, as he flings • himself, breathless upon the man's, breast. The boy clings to him, murmuring a joyful story of his escape from nurse and tutor without fear of reproof, and with no dvead of the dark fea* tuvos and gleaming eyes above him, - • that betray gome sense of cruelty, Perhaps his little son is the one * thing in all the world that does not fihrink'fron^ George Penruddock, and is therefore, doubly dear to him on r-tJjat account, •" •• , '" But for the puny baby in the castle. i above, all these: lands around him v,", ; might be the boy's, and wealth and position be assured to him- That 4bPW£ht it is which is now torturing ift fife darlt gro^s a 'littler-pale as she approaches, and 'acknowledges her presence,, not With speech but by a slight gesture of the hand. The woman takes ho notice, of his greeting, but, drawing herself up to hei- full height, for several taoments gazes at him thoughtfully. "Weil?" be asks, at length, as thotigh unable longer to endure her scrutiny. "My lady is dead!" says the woman Slowly, father than curtly, and with a difficulty which is very apparent to him. "Dead!*' says Penruelciock, in & low tone. "So soon—so very suddenly!" ''¥es, it is always so," returns she, moodily, gazing at the greensward; , "the young and the gay go soonest. She is clay now, though a week ago she could chatter with the best; hay, so, lately as an hour ago she called Irie by tny name, attd held my hand- so. I cart feel the prebSUre still. But it is .ail over, all over; she is still and cold, now, poor, soul! And it may be happier, for her hear.t was broken!" '.'.''. • . * "How dreadful it all is—how depressing! 1 fool as though——•" • '.•No more, Penruddock," says the woman, suddenly raising her head, and flinging up her.hand in an uncontrollable and almost haughty gesture. So standing, she is quite beautiful; and though wearing the garb, loses all the aspect of the, menial. "Hypocrisy is a vile sin; and why try to deceive me!' There Was no love lost between you. Even at tho last, the very last, when life was nearly r*ver-~—-" • There is a pause, and Penruddock, in an agitated voice, says, with some excitement, "Go on! Do nob hesitate,—tell me the worst. Esther! At the last she spoke of me! What was it? Did she.forgive?" "Never!" says the woman firmly.. "No, not even then. You know how she disliked the .master's will, and your being left sole'guardian of the child in the event of her death. I say nothing," slowly and with averted looks. "The dislike may .have been — nay must,"—with'.a curious contrac-. tion of the brows, "have .been unreasoning, but still it was there; and at the last she alluded to it. As I knelt beside her she 1 laid her hand on mine, and whispered a few words. They were not many,. but they were of you and the.. child. .If you command, that . I should speak those words, of course I must; but. better not hear them sir ". ' "Speak, woman!" replies he roughly. "What could she say of ' me in death that 'would be harsher than that which she said in life?" '''•'• "Nay, then,'if .you will hear, of course you must," returns she; yet she pauses as though somewhat reluctant to proceed. . "It, always seemed to her a strange thing that Miss Penruddock (the little one) should by the will bo compelled to live here in this small spot until her eighteenth birthday, when in reality she is mistress of it, and all the lands around, and,, the great castle ,up yonder." ' "Tell me what she said of me as gjhe died," says Penruddock, impatiently. "She mentioned'no names, but bending, toward mo, said, with her poor eyes wild and ;frightened, as it wore, 'Now that I am torn, and forever, alas! from my'sweet lamb, she must walk'beside the wolf!' " "Ah!" says Penruddook, his breath quickly, and darkly; "is that the truth, only that which you have invented?" "It is true. You would have me speak. But"—lowering her head— "it may have been but raving. When death is near, how - few know light from darkness!" "What more did she say?" demanded he, .as though deaf to her last remark, , "She made mo swear that I would never forsake the little one; that as I had been its nurse for three long years, so I would still cherish and keep a watchful eye upon her. I swore to it," says tho woman, solemnly, raisins? he? eyes -to the dull sky above.her, as though in memory of her "oath in heaven;" ''and I shall never ^preak that promise, come what will, ,and cost inp what it may to keep it,'" .' , She pauses then, and looks keenly 4t Penruddoqk, wtio meets her gaze as firmly as -though -his heart was, frank and ,truei hi 8 m |n^ without a single thought of evil, . "Wben will it'pleaso you, sir, that J gha.ll bring the. ( child down?" she asks,-presently, in a, guodued tone, evening? .Already she pines. d§a_a. mothey, -pppr btwro; hut „, witb Ma'^ter Piofe.'ltbink $he feel» ing pHQneiiflejs 1 mjgbt be light^r^d, »p clpHbt, • is '» vsrymtte tims the tfrofflfttf.i fftfiS attefra speaks, until it is almost nizable. A g>ay, lettdeti pallo* colors her lipia; her eyes strangely dafk. By ft supreme ef* fort ahe so far controls herself as W speak with some appearance of caltft- ness. "You would separate me ifforn tnS childP" she says, in a low, anguished tone. •' Her hands are clasped behind hef back, well out of sight, lest he shall see how the fingers, closing on each;, other, leave white marks upon the 1 ' knuckles. {,...'• "les; it will be better so. I will keep no one near my niece who may prejudice her against her iiucle," replies he with a slight sneer; "her guardian, tpo, according to hei* father's Whih.'' . She makes a quick-gesture, as though she wouM dispute the ittsiil* uation; but he prevents her. A BEMAftKABfefe 'HEfo tWA*.' HAPPY, Of tfondeffnl ILtntBts+Hf, thatifth' ttt>t Mttnorf Iviis it** AifisterpJece—!Jho Mft« No i<-alth la Chickens ihak .Vtanlri Swim—Dftfcitlhg drawing coloring or is it yourself "It is useless arguing*" he 1 says. "Your manner betrays you. It is distrustful, and touches on insolence"; From your mistress you have,! kttpW but too well, imbibed a hatred of .me strong as it is unjust.'^ ' , "I was her nurse," she .says', des* perately. "She is Uke ; my own— nay, more fco me than the one I lost. All through her youttg 1 life I haV"4 borne with her, 6ai*d for her, loved her. (she Is part of inySelf. At this bosom"— crossing her hands pas* sionately Upon her breast— "she was fed.' She ia all on earth 1 1 care for-^ toy. last tie. And will you now compel me .to. part with 1 her? Pen*" r;uddock, have pity!" "I have spoken," returns he, tin* moved; "and tragic scenes have no charms for me;. I shall give you a character, and any wages that are due you can ..have whenever it may suit y6u to come for them.." But -when she has gone a yard or two, she comes back again, and con* fronts him with a look upon her handsome face, ill to meet.. She is very white, and her- large, unearthly eyes burn with a revengeful fire. "I hud forgotten, ""she says, slowly." "My lady "sbnt .you ' one more" tries- sage. ''Tell him,', she said; ' 'that surely" 'he 'eh 'a' 11 be' : dealt with as he deals with mifoe!'" ; • • ' So saying, she moves away into the leafy recesses of the' wood, and presently io lost to sight, CHAPTER/ II. * The Guardian. July is come. The hot pouring down its scorching tree and drooping flower, on meadow and the. cool aind , river, with its ''water, clear as beryl or crystal," that, flowing through the cottage garden, rushes onward to the illimitable ocean. Among the great roses, heavy with scent anil bloom, the children aVe playing merrily, chasing each other in and out, hither and thither, through countless TOWS -of gaiidy- .colored beds. Hilda ' Penruddock, the little heiress, with her yellow locks and' pleasing countenance, fair as. an angel's, and . eyes, "colored with. the. heaven's own blue," -is vacing madly over walks and closely- shaven grass, looking like some fniilk- white blossom of the spring." Her cousin, tall and slender for his age, .and handsome as an Italian cherub in spite of his golden-brown hair, is swiftly pursuing her, whilst merry laughter- from both their lips ascends into the summer air. "Ah, take care, Hilda!" calls the boy. as his cousin runs dangerously close to tho deep shelving bank that overhangs the river. "Do not lean over. Yautknow how strictly nurse has forbidden it." "The river is shining — shining!" cries she. "See the little stars that dance on top of it, and the pretty white lilies. I wish I had a lily!" "Come uway," returns he, coax- Ingly, "and I will get you prettier lilies from the lake outside by and by. Come, let us finish^ our game. Now, I am the robber chief arid you are my prisoner, and "this is' my castle. " ' [TO BE CONTINUED.] sun Ifc rays on waving Skinner'? Veterans. , Prince Napoleon and Qounfc Mer- cior, with their suite, were puce within the Confederate lines during the civil war, and, riding along the Fairfax turnpike, they came upon Major F, G, Skinner and a body of Southern veterans, ( Skinner left his,, men in charge of « Junior officer and, approached the party. He bad been' educated in France undep the pat' r-pnage of the marquis c}e .Lafayette, and Prince Napoleon,, who received 'him warmly, made, some remark about the soldierly appeavanoe of his tropps. Just at that m'pm'ent an evplution brought the-me'n into such a positipn. tha.t they turned tbeir backs upon tbeii' distinguish.^ VJt?' itQpa. Th&U 1 ti'puseps rfshowsd tb§ worst efeots, pf 'ibeir usage, The pr-}flpe opu]d pot repress a smile aj flil oy§ r^p along fyQ ling pf big ftjld little bpl 6 ,*' ' PuA'' Major characterjst£<? wit,, ^aids ' ngyer- y6t (0? ambitious, by a crime, .peru'udo'PQk of all, 'pretty kQt'h,er- be ; §en1i this. Pf»pr,tfdflP it §oei»s., tP ^ep.' • you?" o,f hia attentive MPerbapg J Linn Masspn's unforgetful old hen was prized not more for the great age she had reached for a b.en than for her marvelous memory. Ten years ago she waS "set" for the first time, and OH duck eggs. She hatched a nice brood, of which she was exceedingly proud, says the Chicago Times. , The Masson farm and vineyard are in the town of Palteney, Mich., overlooking Lake Keuka. When the ducklings were a few days old the young hen mother wandered with them toward the lake! The ducklings no sooner came in sight of the water than they toddled toward it, unmindful of the, calls of. their mother or her great distress and ag-- itatiqn. They plunged into the '.water, and went at once to the full enjoytnent of their natural element. The hen ran up and'.down along the shore, calling frantically to her brood and manifesting her distress in many ways. But the ducklings paid no attention to her and sported their fluffy little selves about in the water. By and by. Seeing that no harm came to her tender brobd.from their contact with the (to; hei'j dangerous water, the hen .quieted "down and it was not long before, she seemed to bo enjoying tho antics of the ducklings in the lake as much as they were themselves. She watched them intently, occasionally uttering low and contented clucks, until at last the ducklings were contented with their sport and came out and rejoined their guardian, who led them back home again. Every day after, that the hen took her brood to the lake bright and early and stood by and watched them sporting in the water with as plain evidence of enjoyment in the scene as actions could give. She continuel to take daily pleasure in watching the young ducks in the lake until they grew out of her care, and even then she occasionally strolled down, to.-the water and watched them for an hour or so as they swam and dived. The next spring the hen was set on eggs of her own kind and hatched a fine brood of chickens. The first thing she did when she got around with her new family was to head it down to the ' lake. She • seemed to be surprised when they showed no inclination to enter the water, and tried all. her honly powers of persuasion on, them, to induce, them -to Failing in.. that, she presently, picked, u.p pne.o!. the chicks, in her bill and dropped the plaintively protesting little thing into the lake. She stood and watched the struggle of the chick until it drowned. This seemed to amaze the hen, but she picked up another one of her brood and. dropped that, into the water. It, of course, struggled and drowned*, as the first one had. Such per.verseness amazed the berk fund she grabbed a third chick and tossed it in, then another, and had evidently determined: to tumble the whole undutiful brood into the lake,' when the owner of the hen, who had been a witness of the incident, ran to the rescue -and drove the angry mother with the remainder of her family back to the house and shut her upi Every year after that the hen hatched a brood of chickens until this year, and every one of them she had taken to the lake as soon as she could get there with them and tried 'to induce them to enter the 'Water, and, failing every time, exhibited the same rage and made the .same effort to force them in. The recollection pf that first brood of ducklings seemed to be a sweet one to her, and her disappointment over failing to have it realised again, /rom what she evidently supposed 'was contrariness on the part of her 'subsequent broods, seomod to be so great that her rage always overcame her maternal love.. She had to be f watchecl so tbat her chicks might be 'yescued in time. ( It would seem that a hen that could recollect so well should have .been able to discover the difference""between duoka and pjjickens, but she never did'<.-' Last spring the hen, grown old and pomewhat infirm, did not sbpw her custpmary inolinatipn 'wset, and she ,was regarded as a worthy pensipner $pd had the run o£ the place, Late Jn the summer, theugb, tp every- 'body's surprise, she was seized with " the symptoms of the netting lien, , -would not be put off, It hap- p'eped tbat tjbere were toalf » <|pzejj in! the b°wse usd th<i> opn« pH bep was get tp 'batob tbem. tot* Atflrftteerll fcbttgttlt tftfe tngton Anth6ritteft tin Wattes. WASiriNOTOtt, Oct. 6.— Thad Sharrett, a member of the New York board of general customs appraisers, was at the treasury department yesterday in conference with Assistant Secretary Harnlin regarding several im-* portant questions connected with the administration 'of the hew tariff act. One question under discussion was whether the entire woolen schedule of the new act. which includes camel hair, etc., goes into effect Jan. i, r-SViS, or only those parts which relate to articles of which the component of chief value is wool. The board of appraisers has decided the entire schedule goes into operation Jan. 1, but whether the department, will adopt that ruling and so. instruct collectors is yet undecided. Another question of great importance discussed was what should constitute the value for duty purposes of beet sugar imported from (jermany. The local appraiser at New York decided the, value 1 for duty purposes should be the local market value, added to the bonus paid .by Germany on beet sugar for export. The question is an important one, as it would materially increase the. cost of the beet sugar imported from Germany and would likely reduce the importations. . * * . . .' ,i . British tfdbfs thii 06 lo Parts Xeed Froteett<«*~-'-All Women Ate Hurriedly Bent tWt St Fekln. INSOLVENT A LONG TIME. Evidence Against' Banker Day In the' Plnnklntoii CRSO at Milwaukee. MI-WAUKEE, \Yis., Oct. .0.—The Plan n bank was insolvent for at least! .. nonth previous to the time it closed its doors last year, and Frederick T. Day, president of the defunct concern, paid for much of .the stock which he held in the institution in checks on his overdrawn' account at the bank. This is what the evidence yesterday in the preliminary hearing of Day tended tb prove. A. E. Fletcher; who is straightening out the affairs of the bank for Assignee Plankinton, said he thought th'd Day collateral in the hands of the assignee was worth 00 cents on the dollar. District Attorney: Hamrnel said it was worth about' 9 cents on the dollar. SAFE BLOWERS ROB A BANK. Make p, Haul^of : . 85,5OO at Uloouiflcld, Ind., and Escape. - TEHBK HAUTE, Iiid:, Oct. 0.—Professional safe blowers robbed O. \V. Shryer's bank at Uloomfield, Ind.,: of §5,500 Wednesday night. The local police department was notified of the •joli and given a description of the burglars. In the afternoon the police learned that the safe .blowers had passed through here this'morning on a ^Chicago & Eastern Illinois train ,and a dispatch •vyas sent ,, to the Danville authorities to be on the lookout for the men. One thousand dollars reward is' .offered for detection and conviction. Oct. 6.—The English papers have apparently recovere'd iroftt the bad scare caused some of thelH af t the hasty calling of a cabinet eotlhcilj. Yesterday the afternoon newspap"etti were seriously apprehensive of W6? with France. Now they are liaatifr- mous in expressing the opinion that there is not the slightest cause «rf anxiety as to a serious dispute with France and it seems to be admitted that the council which meets to-tlajf will not, be called upon to decide atiy* thing more serious than the protection of British industries in China^ It seems generally agreed, howetef* that the cabinet council will decide the question as to whether British troopIS will be sent immediately to the treaty ports of China. The cabinet council met to-day* Most of the ministers were present. Sir William II arcourt, chancellor of the exchequer, was absent. At the hour OT sending this dispatch the council was still in session. The. cabinet meeting lasted from noon until 1:30 o'clock p. in. It is understood that a perfect agreement Was reached respecting the plans submitted for the protection of British residents in China. It is announced upon authority that the cabinet council, after discussing 1 the state of affairs in China, ^decided, to send troops to that country in order to protect British interests. It is also probable that additional ships will be sent to strengthen the fleet in Chinese waters under the- command of Admiral Freemantle. It is'also said that in consequence-of to-day's meeting of the cabinet the British legation at Pekin will shortly be guarded by British blue-jackets ^ id. native Indian soldiers. The Paris correspondent of the Standard says that he has made inquiries im the proper quarters and that he is in a position to state that whatever- urgent communications have been received by the British foreign officers they did not come from France. No urgent communication could have been sent from the French -foreign office without being first submitted to the French cabinet. The last cabinet meeting was held a week ago. A dispatch from Paris to the Daily News says there is no pending question. • Charged With Murdering His Wife. BKAZIT., Ind., Oct. 0.—Yesterday Coroner Mershon completed his investigation of the death of 'Mrs. John Dickens. His decision was that the deceased came to her death by wounds inflicted by her husband. Several witnesses testified that Dickens fearfully kicked and stamped his aged wife, and the murderer was placed in jail charged with murder in the first degree. Throe Killed in a Missouri Wreck. NEODSHA, Kan., Oct. 0,—The engine and twelve cars of a 'Frisco freight train left the track* from some unknown cause at 9:15 yesterday morning as it was coming in to the little station of Smithfield, Mo., and were wrecked. Engineer'Michael Ketchum, Fireman Thomas Wai'ren and Ilead Brakeman M. E. Hummel, all of Monett, Mo., were instantly killed. No one else was injured. ___ Citizenship Restored. SPRINGFIELD, 111,, Oct. 0,—Gov. Altgeld has granted "papers restoring the rights of citizenship to the following discharged convicts froin Joliet prison: William K. Davis, Peoria, uighteen months for burglary; Jay [lysel, Carthage, one year for burglary; August A, Ollig, Chicago, three pears for burglary, and Simon Surfin, Peoria, three years 'for burglary. ' Honor Admiral Bonham, , PHILADELPHIA, Pa,, Oct. 0.-—Admiral Benharn, at whose order the first hostile shot from the new navy was fired during the Brazilian revolution, was given a reception by the Union League last night, and presented with the league's go,ld medal for gallant and meritorious service in, psaintaining the honpr of the American flag. between France and England grave enough tp justify a scare. . . > i , i •To Guard>Treaty Ports. ', BEKMN, Oct.; 6.—The Frankfort Zeit- ung says that the Chinese minister in London has proposed to the British,' government that Russia, Great Britain and France dispatch troops to the treaty ports in China in order to protect the interests of foreigners residing- there. The minister is also said to have assured the government of Great i, Britain that China would raise no objection to the dispatch of these troops. Aliens Fleeing: from Pekin. PKKIX, Oct. 0.—The married foreign customs officials, resident in Pekin, are hastily leaving the city with their families. 4 Great excitement has been caused, in the city of Ning-Po by the report that five Japanese warships have been seen near the entrance to the Ning-Po river. A steamer which arrived at the',•• A f| city Tuesday reports having sighted''" two Japanese ,warships a short tune '^ previous to entering the river. t ~, WHISKY WILL BE CHEAPER. t"V 4 tils AS$3Tj? last did io due opurse, ,„-.„ irith the brppd. to b'ad. beg» ber wont for u promptly Speed ClwUeHge, . DENVER, Colo,, Oot, 0,-rA challenge was issue^ yesterday by four o{ thp re« pu^iiQan|s crack washing typewriters to. iny IQTJT'machine men in tbe United cpntes^, the stakes. O a side, They are^ EJ,' W,' JJ§n Trust Proposes to Control the Underselling Its Competitors,. , • PEOKIA., 111., Oct. 6,—TheaboUtion'o^ the rebate system will probably be only action of importance to "be by the whisky trust directors at present meeting. When the adjourned yesterday the officers B»wl*?j that only routine business was considered yesterday and that startling was to be expected, directors profess to ibe pleased the reception accorded the aba ment of .the^ rebate syste the trade find hope '"tb4f relations wJJl " be 'more :^ hereafter, The fight of now on'will not be to control ket by preventing 1 the goods frpm outside houses', bit^ to the price so low that Jhe tynst cure the trade and drys ' from the n>a^ ; JT% > begun at owe and.a ^ may be anticipated at f awe Hep pnwa pijfrttfeittp *«;£toi 'ijBBWPPTO, fc. 1,,'Qlc.t, &?*•$)$ sail', ;wife' qf '«---" «—-" f ' «: s'iij ^e f *\\ ;

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