The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 26, 1894 · Page 6
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 26, 1894
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• fias»&^a^ «fe.-.. >v ' •' -.*. 7-7 > V.,; /t; •,;„ ijjift.,..,;. AB8 ft-A» MS W«»**»tI®* 4 ««-x^S: /©BWIUfc Mf :t ^ •gusLfefajgai f Ottf 61* A dee$ Jefenfe WfiS tte wfeiked tipd* att iftjudtciotrs wife 1 oy ati unglt* Iftnt husband whd resented nef tJfcflsfc ttifts present. According td &§ tale, whlfth Is told by the &e% York World, the victim of the gift concealed his feelings of resentment until Ohristhiaa came around the {following year* He then Went with nialice'tn his heatt to ft cigar store and purchased ft box of his favorite peffectoS. On the daWii of the blessed Christmas m<tfU 4 the wife surprised her Unsuspecting husband Wiffi a handsome laprobe and a pair of dfiv* imi eloves. She then returned to her boudoir, her heart full of gladliess ovet the Joy that she had given. Oil the Sesslng-mse was a neat little Package addressed Itt lief husband's familiar writing. Beside it lay a note, whtcli was hastily torn opens « ^ «.»* Dearest Mollies Accept with love this box of cigars. 1 have have enjoyed so much thole front wiiidow cui'taius. that you gave me last 1§ ; 44V34.f,.,.; " ^^.^iV •< 1 ~* ftitte* ' 8f the Will fie Oft**** tot M«ai«»— "THE LAST CHAPTER." until one day I mot him in the city in a dreadful plight. He had been caught Dy MiRH Ellznlictli F. Smith, Superior, AVls. (Copyright by .^rn Newspaper Union.) "Has this been a merry Christmas, MLss Swicord?" "Yes," she replied, "it has been a pleasant day and a fitting close to a delightful visit," Glauchif? up she noticed Ins surprise and divining his thoughts, added, "I had almost forgotten to toll you that I leave for home in the mom- ing." "I thought you intended remaining until February," he replied. "You must have tired of us, for it is only "three weeks since you came." "Three .weeks! Surely I must have been here over three weeks," she exclaimed, you have not, for I met you the evening you arrived," he said dryly. She made no reply and they drove 01 In silence through the deepening twi light Only three weeks, yet it seemed to Maud Soacord as many mouths since she had met this man. She smiled at his recollection of their first meeting. He, too, recalled it distinctly. It was at a reception, and she had caught but a glimpse of him as he entered, but had been impressed by his handsome face and manly bearing. Later in the evening she had asked her aunt who he was, whereupon that good lady had been greatly alarmed. "That man," she had said, "is Horace Harkness. Maud, do not, I beg of yon, iall in love with 'him. He is handsome, clever, wealthy and fascinating, but not a marrying man. If you amuse him he will be very attentive for a time, then suddenly shun you and seek fresh conquests." That advice seems less untruthful now. Poor Horace at th-a,t moirent was rather an object for pity than contempt:. Humors of Maud's engagement to a Western lawyer had reached him and lie was anxious to ascertain the truth concerning them before asking the momentous question. It was a .case of now or never. Time was precious, but each moment made his task seem more difficult. , . Before he could decide upon a plan of action the horses stopped in front of the toll gate. The collector of tolls failed to materialize, and while they were waiting Horace took his companion's hand to examine more closely the rings she wore, He glanced at them a moment, then said: "To which of these rings is there a history T' ,,*.,., "The one with the emerald setting is connected with the third chapter of my history," was the unexpected response, „„ "Won't you tell it to meT' "If you wish to hear it- I am sure It will either amuse, instruct or entertain you," she replied. During first year at boarding school I had a room-mate who talked ^continually of her brother. At Christmas eheinvited me to spend Hie ho Mays with h«r, so I had an opportunity to meet this paragon. "He was a nice boy, only he had rfed hair. Moreover, he proved a cpn- eenial companion, and before many days elapsed I fell very much in love 558 him, or imagined I did, which . by a shower unprepared. The rain had . taken the curl from his hair and the dye from his mustache, pis long locks fell around his face like rats' tails. Ugh! it was horrid. I was so disgusted I discontinued my music lessons. He said he would shoot himself if I dldn t relent, but he never did," she concluded And yet it is not women alone who make injudicious selections of gilts. A corresponding tale is told by a weu known merchant. Here it is: .-, "A prosperous hotel keeper with a devoted wife once bethought himself that he ought to do something out or the ordinary In recognition °* lu* UM; fulness. Said he to himself: Sarah has been a good w f e to me, She » hard working and faithful, and I owe a goodly portion to her careful management I feel that I want to please her. I shall do something handsome for her this time. See if I don't.' "With great thoughtfulness he proceeded to the market place, while- h s thoughts lingered lovingly upon his faithful wife at home. A long tour of the shops finally suggested to the good man's mind a present that seemed worthy of the occasion. He forthfith purchased it and hastened back to Sarah. Bursting gleefully Into her apartments the rewarder of wifely virtues stood before his companion. On his head was a fine, new slouch hat. " 'Sarah," said he beamingly, i TTAonju.iiT*u«< ~~— 19 *fNotwith* standing the fact that the debate bti the currency bill Was scheduled tb begin' ifi the house yesterday less than one hundred members Were pres-f ent when Speaker Crisp dropped the gavel atid the attendance hi the pub-, lie galleries was very light. Directly after the call of committees for reports, therefore, the chairiflah bf the banking and currency committee moved that the house go into commit* tee of the Whole for consideration of the measure, His motion prevailed ..without division and Mr. Richardson of Tennessee took the chair, Mr. Walker of Massachusetts, in charge of the opposition to the measure, gave notice that at the proper time he would offer a sub' stitttte. Mr. Springer, before entering upon his argument, attempted to effect an arrangement by unanimous consent for setting the limits of debate. He asked that general debate should be considered closed on Saturday next, when the holiday recess would be taken. When Springer's request was referred Mr. Simpson of Kansas objected. The attempts to reach an agreement having failed, Mr. Springer took the floor and .delivered the opening speech in favor of the currency bill.' The great importance of the pending measure, he began, could not be more effectively emphasized than by referring to the report of Mi-. Walker £,«*!>•* MasS.),- «* df Ihe of p^ttiois to the meitsiif l$ tdofe the ftddf. Me spke fli his bill sad its rtipattotltybWtiK lisle bill Hd expressed hia ho|H§ the bill Wbttld be passed itt plade of the Carlisle bill. While eohti-nsting his bill with that t>l Mr. Carlisle he dwelt tipofl the advantages of diVoreifigtfade ffoin the gbt-efnittent, bf alldwlng batiks tb proceed Undef the la^& of trade, not the latos of commerce The Bank of fri-atice furnished ah analogy. The Bank of FrahcJe Would pay in silver, if silver would db as well as 'gold. If the purposes to* which the money was to be used required gold, gold would be paid in ally quantity. The laws of congress could be defied, the laws of trade never. Mr. Trscey (dem,, N, Y.) interrupted to ask if his bill would retire the Sherman notes. "Yes, sir," replied Mr. Walker. His bill, he declared, woUld bring the country back to the old democratic currency doctrines of Jacksott and Benton. The banks when it was in operation, would hold $250,000,000 of gold and $300,000,000 of silver. Mr. Hall (dem., Mo.) contended the Carlisle bill was opposed by the national banks becausd they preferred the Baltimore plan, They opposed the Carlisle bill on account of the fifth section, which made the banks solely responsible for their issues. Mr. Henderson of North Carolina reported the postofflce appropriation bill and the house adjourned. Mill'Wants Senate Kulca Changed* WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—in the senate Othc*. caU of the missing The 'ftgetta ftse still, safety} but the gel jtfBtoioft is that ths bnly 4 jut hd£S lies in the possibility -i etefimef hating beeft disabled bther towing hef into ftdtt. A tug with provisions foi' has gone in search bf the t ' Sel and tile revenue cuite? at port ToWniMJHd, will coin6 toward Sati tfranciscb lookmgL steamers in distress along the r6ft *"""*' "* , **/! tell bf the simoon'* le«S»;f NEW Yostt, Dee. if.-^he JJ8. n steamer Hevelius, which arrived^ night from Brazil, bfought as jlf g-ers from Bahia Capt.* Bennei?,,__ Stone and Steward Wafreti .pfy schooner James A. Simpson 6t r |L_ York, previously reported ashbtfe.* Aracaju, Brazil. Capt. Bennef Aracaju, Brazil. v;apt. iienner ropu* i« ed that he loaded a cargo of sugar; »; Aracaju for New York. , The Ve'SfM/ was ready foi' sea some five months & more but was unable to get over tW bar without the assistance of >. 1 tng. After this long delay ,'ttt services of a government f tll| were engaged to tow the vessel to sea and on the afternoon of Nov. H sh got under way and proceeded, At, 5^'p o'clock p. in., however, when on tlte J v »' bar, the tug's hawser parted and the,^ /;, vessel sxvung around in the breakers,!*;^', poundintr heavilv and drifted ashore v,'/.A with an injured air. "Poor fellow," laughad Horace. "But how about chapter live?" She flushed and faltered, but said: "Oh! I'm in the midst of that now." "What would you do if you knew how it would end i sadd he. . ' She looked up into Ills anxious face, then said very seriously. "Close it and begin auotiher." Toll sir? It was the recreant gatekeeper. Horace paid the toll, whipped up the horses and they dashed through the busy streets. A fow minutes later he loft her at Mrs. Seacord's door and bade her a merely cool good eveuing. The next day just as the morning train was leaving the station, a messenger boy rushed breathlessly in. He deposited a box on Maud Seacords lap, and, having done this, hurried out. She opend the box. There, lying half-hidden among the deep red roses, was a card. On one side was engraved "Horace Albert Harkness," on the other in a gentleman's handwriting these words, "The Close of Chapter V." * ' # * * * * . * "It was your turn, Mr. Harkness," called out a languid brunette, who was lounging in a hammock. "Give us your experiences, Harry, siiffsested some one on'the other side of the lire. Still the person addressed continued to gaze thoughtfully into the burning embers. At last he began what she called "a love story that ended unexpectedly." He pictured a scene at a toll-gate just at twilight. Restive horses, _ an anxious youth and a golden-haired maiden with a tip-tilted nose and a pensive mouth were there. He ex plained the young man's object in ask ing the history of the ring, and told them how she saved him a direct refusal by her story. He related what he remembered of her five chapters, con eluding his last and shortest chapter thought I'd do something to please you. You are a deserving wife and have been so good and patient that 1 wanted to express my appreciation, bo ive gone to the expense of buying jme- a new hat. Aren't you pleased with my Improved appearance in itV " But the story drops there, and barans sentiments will never be known. RARE AS A WHITE BLACKBIRD. Real KnfvTlHli Mistletoe Seldom Finds Its Way to Tills Country. "But mistletoe—English mistletoe! Surely that will never lose'its hold!" some reader may exclaim. Not in name, perhaps, but in substance, says Agnes Oarr Sage hi Harper's Bazar, for, you must know, real Enjrlish mistletoe is as rare in this country as a White blackbird; and that so called by florists, and supposed to possess-all the properties with which the black art of the Middle Ages endowed the mystic parasite, because grown on British soil, comes principally from Normandy, where it flourishes in such profusion as to be a veritable nuisance, while it has so embraced and strangled the roadside poplar trees that the French government has ordered it to oe entirely destroyed. If this edict is carried into effect, we shall see very little of the true mistletoe, viscum album, but Avill have to content ourselves with its American cousin, the phoradendrou flavescens, which .abound in some of. the Southern states,' is really far prettier and bears more berries, but lacUs the romantic associations clustered about the "Allheal" of the Druids. We may venture to predict, however, that so long as there are merry hearts and fond lovers on earth, some sort of rniSr tletoe, ancient or modern, will be hung up each recurring December, for aa a ONE OF THE'TRANS miHwm-Bu the same purpose, Chvistmas eve my friend gave a party, her broth; er and I met under the mistletoe and vowed eternal constancy and nndymg love When I returned to school we corresponded every day at first, But finding that took too much time letters ™ exchanged every week. At length the time dropped to one month, and finally our oorrespondauee subsided al« two my first grown-up p appears. He had a'fierce look- astoche and a tired expression, too! he thought he knew it all. 4 the attack lighter this time and was content to worship at a distance. Wiien I aiscovei^my affection was re- when she found the card among the roses containing the words: "The Close of Chapter V." , "That man was an Idiot," abruptly remarked the languid brunette. "Why? asked the story teller curiously. Because the girl loved him," she continued. "She gave the only answer she truthfully could when she said she said she would close it .and begin another if she knew how the chapter would end. If he were only flirting with her she would be compelled to close it, rwhile, if he really loved her, the new chapter would follow as a matter of course." "Did they ever meet again, Mr, Harkness?'' She turned to where he had been sitting, but he was just disappearing among a grove of evergreens. "Glory to God in the highest! On earth peace and good will to men the choir chanted, and the words found an echo in the hearts of the silent worshipers To the few who had come to midnight service this Christmas eve the beautiful service seemed very impressive. They all followed the service devoutly through save one, a young man, who had come in late. He aeemea more engrossed in a young lady a little ahead of him than in the services. When the services came to an end he waited in the rear of the ojwn*.TOW sweet poetess of England sings: Under the mistletoe peace and good will .• ^ Mingle the spirits that long have been twain; ... Leaves of the olive branch twine with 1 While breathings of hope fill the long carol strain. . Yet, why should this holy and festival mirth ''•'*.,*' In the reign of old Christmas tide only be found? ^ Hang up love's mistletoe over the earth, And let us kiss under it all the year round. wwat I ™as dismayed. him every day, but at last was corm eve , He?ed en I fti so badly frightened A Wse Vbaby. At Ohristiww be flW ft Wttte ak go t»4e4 chapter is wwepwrfed vyilH^M- 1J 4 P**V* j.<->i** v* fjw-' -TTTTrT-i-" --* the young lady he had been watching started out. She did not notice him until he stepped in front of her, then, though startled, she calmly greeted him and passed hastily out. • But -he followed 'her. Noticing this she suddenly turned and dentt "What have you come >here for ( "For you, Maud," was the cool response. %en his manner changed. "Miss Seacord," he »ajd, "tt I am ^ blame for tWs mjsundersteuding J have more than paid the penalty Jn bitter- Sess of spirit 4nrteg the las! two y~~ "Te» W" he Pleach/ "was it ft understanding?" $&e was 9tte»t. »»w* ?***._»,. ,,» to^hey han4 *° ft wg s? a - His Christmas Sermpn. An English clergyman, author of "Un- trodden Spain," who must have listened to a considerable number of Christmas sermons—fus own and other men's-^ declares that the best one he ever heard was preached by a woman—ana In three words! In my litti'e parish under the sweep of the Sussex Downs, I was walking swiftly home one night, buffeted about by the gray clouds of driving rain that the fierce sou'wester swept landward from the sea, when a poor, help* less, aged woman asked me fop a "trifle for a night's lodging." • Curates are supposed always to ,P? poor, It was Christmas, time, am I had just parted with my last sixpence at a lonely hamlet, where work was scarce. Still I could HQt T leaves, wy to come with me to my • " "along" the comptroller of the currency, which showed that last year there were 8,000,000 depositors in national banks having a capital stock aggregating $1,0(59,000,000. Their deposits amounted to $4,230,000,000. Mr. Springer declared that the committee had given the subject the most careful consideration. It had carefully examined the recommendations of the President and the secretary of the treasury; had called before it some of the ablest financiers in the country and the result had been the presentation of the pend' ing measure as a measure of financial reform. Mr, Springer proceeded tp detail at length the scheme pf the bill, reviewing much of the ground covered in his report which has already been printed, Mr. Sickles of New York interrupted Mr. Springer to ask him how he reconciled the second and fifth sections of the bill. The secpnd provided that the note holders should have a first lien on the assets pf the bank issuing them; tb e fifth gave the assppiatton pf banks contributing t9 the safety fund a flrst lien on the assets, Mr- Spymger re* plied that the proposed act gave the hill holders, the first lien pn the assets, the banking association a first lien OR the ''remaining" assets, ,,,.,.,, **jn case of panJP. « h al| #>? P?w k s in this prppesed system," wpw4 Mr. -- - • ,oi Pennsylvania, "should f»u- the eihey hftW be assessed to — '- i' notes?" with her streaming cloth boots, a»d we entered my Uttte My thQugW table ready. yesterday Mr- Lodge introduced a resolution calling on the President for the correspondence in the extradition case of Gen. Ezeta and asked for its present consideration, but Mr, Gray (dem,, Del.) objected. / Mr. Hill (dem,, N. Y.) then took the floor and made a speech on the rules of the senate, He contended that the present rules were obsolete and new pnes absolutely needed. There was some discussion of the change of rules by Senators Hoar and Aldrich, but at 3 o'clpck the Nicaragua Canal bill was taken up. Befpre Mr. Tin-pie (dem,, Ind,) resumed his speech, Mr. Harris (dem.,Tenn,) gave npticg, that tp-day he would call up the, bill for a military park at Shiloh, , Mr. vTurpie devoted SQwe time tP consideration of the questions of the concessions and of" the ' forfeitures possible in the, event of }he non-cpm.' pletipn Pf the canal within ten years frpm 1987, The opncesgions, he saw, gave HP title and np 'f>ort of property rights to the. cpmpany. Ihe whple thW appeared to Mr, Turpie as having every indication- of being a. g™-«<™ hubble. There was nothing ro to secure the completion 91 the any part pf it, ' Without v> w^* 7 , 0 cpncJusiQn. of the speech thf s^o! • • ' executive session aoo at d '" s ' A.t IPW water the vessel was ~. a ~ -^^3.•-, dry on the beach, the crew walkirigV *jg ashore with their'personal effects, ."^AUaSS small portion of the cargo W! Vaged, butf the greater part'was soned after the vessel gpt ;in „ ( breakers. The vessel was sohj at au<y| tion for a 'small' sum. The ' Simbsonl iiiuu. 4-ui a PJLU.UIJLX pw^w. J.A*« y****j«*v^. was of 237 tons register, an^Wfts OWJM&] l*-. *M,..» 'Vrt-..'!.. ^ £ltA TTTOOV^a.i^f.lTr.invni»Arl_'i hi New York rk,', She w'ftsVartly\inmrfd,'i _,—^ ( /,/' i s$jjS& NEwYoKK, Deo,'17,—The , ; . ^ line steamer San Mwcos,!,wW»li','|ajJ^ from Galveston Dec. 7, bouridric from , Galvesfan Dec. 7, New Yprk.^put injto Fortress' Mp with her m'achij^ery damaged, §h8. ^ prpbftb).y leave for New York'tp-flayj't tp-mpM? ' '" ••'••--ft'"J » Snuff Sw'for A. Iowa, D^c, ,, pf Ottimwa by the decision Pi,« owH o.f lowa/yepter proprietpr; '^\^l'^^ and other pj,9perty, worth QOQ, The Ott also gets a stWt tvi?' but pwW9* spirited BalHngall, WQ died 'at ,§ea p» m, . queathing this Jftrge >jK>pe»ty ' city W^f? Supreme r" 1 ™ iy * j^wmvaw* 'Vnwwto IV and, Ml? 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