The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 9, 1895 · Page 3
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i& JOHNSON, _r fragment of conversation, audi- ifjfco the new comers, appeared to lltuf'b the did man. He abandoned On the stalwart arm which !i f 'Befved him on the path, and for the gate. His features t Convulsively, and the look of f iife distrust deepened in his rest- ! esv he repeated, as if speaking 'Why should Dolores In'for Wealth? Aht Poor child!" Tie 1 ' Stared at his companion ab- litctedly for <a moment, and • then joshed open the dopr in the wall. )|,Under prdtnary circumstances the Jfftcer Would have pursued his way, JfiSjijifc evading all expressions of Spatitiide on the part of the old '""Sin's family, but the laugh of the j.jlrl Dolores, floating out on the sunny j^fr, had, be witched his ear. The sailor i?!8'ift shore wished to see her. Accord: _Ly^ he followed his recently help- iels'-'charge, who'appeared to be more ^countenanced than gratified by the ; ure., small, slender, and very $ing,' f stood beside a fountain in the ~'}\e of the'space of garden, with branches of an orange tree, laden n ___ ns and fruit, brushing' her houlder. !ybung man lingered opposite, gaz- intently at her. • [flie'garden was full of flowers, un- ?a|ned' and luxuriant in growth, yet lontlife, bloom and sweetness as the p8ti\cpuid boast belonged to Dolores, lo^ving bn her.flimsy red and yellow cJvpv.adjusted with a certain grace ^.^pjinieans of a crimson sash confining §|i|'Hi f littre'waist, the rose fastened in ™«hei\ black 'hair above one tiny ear, and f::Me''sqftly l ,rounded brown face, with ^ : £wbZiarge and limpid eyes. At the i - foiSl --'-'Bhe> was', a presence full of man; tall, olive- grave in bearing and in,of movement—who was he? 'ribli'a lover? Did.not the mas- She bade Dft Busattij with a little inflection of authority in hef tone, test her grandfather's pulse and ascertain if he were stronger once more. The doctdf, whose aquiline features had darkened ominously since the unexpected intrusion of the handsome officer, found means of speedy reprisal* "The fainting fit was nothing," he Said, touching the wf ist oi the old toatt lightly Vvith his long and sallow fingers. "Nothing at all!" echoed the patient, pettishly, "You must show the yoUng man yonder some of your treasures," added the Maltese/ lowering his voice. "He doubtless has a sufficiently heavy purse to $ay a just price for a Cinerary urn, a good specimen of Tharros glass, or- — •" "Or a Greco-Phosnician medal," added the old man, eagei'ly. His eyes began to glisten with a greedy light; he raised his head and looked at the visitor with an expression of kindling animation. "Eh! 1 know I" he ejaculated suddenly, and shuffled into the house. Dr. Busatti observed the effect of his words, while plucking a leaf from the orange tree. . The thin and acid vintage proffered by Hebe on this occasion may have been true nectar of the gods to the recipient. "You have lived here for some time?" Lieut. Uurzon ventured to inquire, sipping his wine and continuing to look at Dolores. "Malta is my home," she replied, with one of those sudden and dazzling smiles peculiar to the Latin races, which revealed pearly teeth. "Our island is the flower of the world, Porio del Mpndo;" • "I begin to believe it," he said, meditatively. 1 "You have not always believed so?" she questioned archly. "Not until this hour," was the decisive response. The rosy glow deepened in the girl's cheek. Dr. Busatti thrust the orange leaf between ,his thin lips, and flecked the surface of the fountain basin gently with a twig. Lieut. Curzon was conscious that his heart throbbed more quicky beneath his uniform. Dolores stood between these two young men, her brown face softening to a dreamy expression, the full lips losing their provoking curves, the gaze of the limpid eyes straying wist- .fully beyond her, companipns towai'd __,,-_, ( _ fT , aa'st^Pf t mart utrcler ilmiiar'circumstances, swiftly supple- of Xieut. Curzon—rival? 3 differed from those ions of modest dimensions, often je'lfound in the locality, built of an'occasional balcony, and an^some < curious effect of Barocco fomentation in the heads of Nereids ,j]0entaurs carved on the cornice, ^habitation was an ancient square ^'er,!, ^resembling an old Norman ),'the base of roughly-hewn stone, .filled in'with rubble. Above the j, vas'an armorial shield sculptured IjSriej' ;vvitji the nearly effaced de- 1 crane bearing, a blade of |p£f!in>,his beak. Like the'casas " q's'pf, similar sppts, a lack of, re>and>the ravages of years Were y\'discernible in the structure, ' ,^Kad','not attained any height, as loriginal project of building had hfe.ij.fj^ before the completion /Spaniard',! Sicilian or * "" Why had the The' girl - } a ro ^e I ' sentinels , should • an invading foe. ' > „ '-'"-'" a' ball> pf f 'white thpfl the , JJR wheels Pi shpp je',new'arrivals • i _ ' were her thoughts? Alas! At this moment the grandfather approached, prompted by the wily suggestion of Dr. Busatti, and placed on the table some specimens of the relics of the locality, a vase in which the Maltese kept the Fungo Maltese; several -bronze and copper statuettes of idols; and a number of clay or jasper talismen, inscribed with , sacred Phoanician characters on one surface. These objects, much worn, cracked, and dilapidated, evidently inspired the possessor with an interest he would fain impart to the visitor. 'LJJ5WX, , The mobile countenance of Polores ei9ud,ed,-andshe frowned, , Lieut, Owzipn exan>ine4 the relics, -listene/d attentively tp the ga,j> s speech -p{ the pjd man, The reje,ri$8 PttH^ previous- mpwenti were, rudely djgpeUe&; >/ her little J«« foot m tie ffo*tftl with ptfessible teoH'el&fent of AMe^ br. BusStt! feecliffle aBsofbittgif interested ift the btftn^e tree, and touched a goldfen ball pfefadant among 1 the g lo ssy leates without plucking the fruit. Lieut. Cur2on*s lip curled involuntarily. He took the medal, which was bronze, representing Astarte on one side and three sprigs of grain on the reverse, emblematic of the fertility ol the island ol Malta. "1 should like to send this medallion to England," he asserted, after a pause, with assumed fervof of enthusiasm. "And this gold Lamina!" added the grandfather, eagerly receiving the coin of payment iti his shriveled palm. "1 found it Jtnyself near the Grand Port—-" "1 hope the gentleman does not con^ side* fas too ungrateful," interposed Dolores, With a sorrowful and depreciating dignity, which was not utt* becoming to h6f dimpled yoiith. "We do not forget the service he has done us iti helping grandpapa home from the temple/' ' . The old man looked at her with an irascible impatience, resenting frivolous interruption, "Your grandpapa must be Very clever," said tht) officer, thrusting the medal into his pocket, with every appearance of rejoicing in its possession, and rising to depart. "Either the old beggar is poor, or he is fond of money," Was his mental addition of decision. "Would you accept Florio?" suggested the girl, holding the little bundle of canine life toward him, with a graceful gesture of deprecating submission. Lieut. Curzon shook his head, caressed the tiny animal, without accepting the gift* and replied— "Thanks. Flor'.o would be sorry to exchange masters and knock about on shipboard." ]?orio cowered back in the arms of Dolores, inexpressibly relieved by the decision. "I should like a Maltese rose," supplemented the visitor, glancing at the bud in the girl's black tresses. "No flower is sweeter." She detached the rose and gave it to him. Her face had cleared once more, and gratitude beamed on her stormy brow. "Farewell!" said the blue eyes of the young Englishman. . "Farewell!" replied the dark eyes of Dolores, a flash of mockery gleaming in their liquid depths. Lieut Curzon had scarcely quitted the boundary limit of the garden wken he was joined by Dr. Busatti. "You are returning tp Valletta?" he inferred, bowing courteously. "Permit me to show you a better path." "Thanks," assented the officer in a somewhat dry tone. The two young men walked on together. The Englishman, with an inherent sentiment of national superiority, found the Maltese tall, thin and slightly cadaverous, with a certain resemblance to plants which have grown lip in the shade of a damp palace wall, or in a church cloister. The bearing of Dr. Busatti was inoffensive, even ingratiating. His tenacious pride in his native island 'became speedily apparent' in the desultory conversation which ensued. He spoke of historical sites with enthusiasm. He dwelt no less warmly on the delicious oranges and apricots ripened here to send all over Europe; the cauliflowers, so superior in size and flavor to those of Italy, Holland, or the Island of Cyprus; the delicacy of the artichoke, pea, and bean, in perpetual supply for the need of man. Lieut. Curzon, in rueful remembrance of tough beef and mutton, as well as of months of sirocco, lent an abstracted ear and monosyllabic assent. • | Then the other adroitlj' mentioned the 1 persons just quoted, the eccentric grandfather and the maiden Dolores. The old man, long a resident of Malta, was, afflicted with a malady of the heart,of wh.ich he,was jgnorant, and should therefore avoid all excitement, while he appeared to be consumed by a restless fever pf -agitation, wearing alike to 'mind 'and body, A similarity °pf tastes" in study had led tp an acquaintance Between the father of Dr, pusatU and,"tjie/ Eng» jisl^map, whose name^s Ja.gpb Dealtry, Under the pjrcuni§tance§,Jt was, tp be expected tb,at all meapf* ^pf ing tn<? little'objegts'dop .the Contain *im«i ft* Stucft REAM OF POLITICS. It has been thd custom until vefy recently to consider raisins as, an article of luxury, and to deem them only suited to the tables of those who are able to indulge themselves in such things as serve metely to please the palato. In consequence, however, of the marvelous growth of the raisin industry in California and the Cheapness of the pi-oduct to the consumer, the question has been raised whether the raisin does not possess an inti'ittsic food value, independent of its use as a luxury, and the argument seemed to favor the affirmative of the proposition. It is asserted by those who have studied the question from 'a scientific" and hygienic standpoint that the nutritive power of raisins as compared to taeat is as four to one. This, \ve imagine, may be taken with some grains of allowance, but, nevertheless, it is susceptible of demonstration tliat raisins, like other dried fruits, are genuine food, contain elements which are fully as necessary to gfood health as fibrine, dextrine and all the rest of the things which attaytical chemists have discovered in. fleshmaking and strengthtnaking foods. Those who have studied the question of raisins as food profess to have something like 100 receipts for the preparation of the raisin, and each of these, it is asserted, has an economic value. Whether this estimate be excessive or not, one thing is very certain, and that is that the world would be better off, from a hygienic point of view, if we were to eat more fruit and less meat. The raisin, which is only the grape dried in the. sun, should be a natural food, if there be any such thing. Sugar, which the dried grape contains in its natural state, has long been recognized as a genuine food, so much so that manufactured sugar— that is, sugar extracted from the sugar cane, sugar beets, sorghum, the maple tree, or what not—is no longer regarded as an article of luxury, but as a lip'asehold necessity. We leave to physiologists the technical explanation of this, but the fact is as well known as that water is needed to quench thirst. This being so, it would seem that dried grapes or raisins shouKl furnish the sugar which the system needs in its purest and most concrete form, for nature's laboratory surpasses all the skill of the chemists and outdoes all the triumph of analysis, quantitative and qualitative. It is sincerely to be hoped that the subject of raisins as'food may be thoroughly investigated and exploited, for, while raisins may not take ,the place of beefsteak or mutton chop, they may Well stand up high in the second rank of food products. Joe and Tom Jefferson. George J. Obermann, the Milwaukee brewer, tells the following story: "1 was in Washington last year for a few days, and one morning I fell in with Joseph Jefferson's son Tom. -He suggested that we go to call on the president, and the proposition just suited me to a T. We didn't have long to wait at the White house, Mr. Cleveland received us very cordially, 'And what a're you 'doing now, Tom, 1 he asked, jl'm making more money than ever before, 1 says Tom. 'I'm in a new line of business altogether, and it brings/ me in large profits.' •What under the sun Can it be?' asked the I president. 'Why, wherever I go,' says Tom, 'I snoop around the, old second-hand shops and art stores and pick up old pictures for about $4 apiece and then 1 sell 'em to father for/ $400 apiece. 1 Mr. Cleveland ' laughed heartly, but he didn't believe the yarn at all. 'Tom,' says he, 'you'll have to sit up very late at night and get up very early in the morning- if ever you really expect to get' the better of your father in a business j deal.'" LEQISLAtUfcES OP SfAtES ASSEMBLE, Some of the Fortnft&te Men tVho Are tft Grace the fruited State* Senate— No* tork'8 Splendid financial Condition—McMillan tfcm tie Elected. DENVER, Colo., Jan., 4.—The republican members of the legislature in joint session Tuesday unanimously nominated tJnited States Senator B, O. Wolcott to succeed himself. The senator's re-election is thus positively assured. The tenth general assembly convened at hoon yesterday in the new capitol. The house promptly organized, A. L. Humphrey (rep.) being 1 elected speaker. The republicans have a majority of fourteen in the house. The senate has So far -failed to organize, the'' two democratic senators who hold the balance of power refusing to affiliate With either republicans or populists on the terms proposed. Got, Waite's message, which consists of 15,000 words, will not be delivered until the organization is completed* <• The inauguration of Gov.-Elect A, W. Me* Intyre will take place Jan. 8. fs WrettgM *«r; ol ,q«fet talfc folnf i»JW» | test good deal garding Say a worC It te der'taliij that he will rirdeivIS %iiiie ft nflfnfce* votes ifi the* nrUt bllot ifl iM cattcliii' To tfotfc for Net.., braska senate tnd pointed committees <o intestigflits condition ol the dfdtitn stricken dls-* tricts of the State and ft^ort On & platt ol relief. ^^^ . Mft«8fcchtttctt8 t«gl8ltttttr« In BOSTON, MaSs. f Jftn. 4.— The l ture assembled yesterday $he d ol last session were :r;e-eleetecL &bf t GreenhAlge will fce reitfaii'^Ufated i& day 'ib the new hall bf the hous6tof representatives. - MUSt NOt Ont STATE OUT OF DEBT. New Be- It JJrown Eyesi and Blue Eyes. , Iws be'en conclusively proved that hav.e a , larger proportion of eyes than meji. It in parents the.mcjther has. brown eyes and the father's blue the chanqes, ,,»r8. ninety- ijiae.tp twelve that .the girls, 9,f the f airily will be brown eye,d, .the,, per- cent^ge in favor of thp f)py,s . having blu§ ^VQS being seven|/y-two tp, twe eigjft, If the parents have, eyes like h $?9lpF, the obauces in fa.yor of ' phMjen, bpth ,inale and female, , •ing. eyes, of the' same color,' is " eight, pandolle, the eaya th^t |he health 'of eje.i|"per'sons is J»»ch Buepiw to York's Financial Condition ported Excellent. ALBANV, N. Y., Jan. 4.—Governor Morton's inaugural message was laid before the legislature yesterday. It opens with reference to the legislation made necessary by the revised constitution, which, the message observes, demands the closest care that no hasty, incomplete or ill-advised measures be enacted The finances of the state are in excellent condition. There is no state indebtedness whatever, while the permanent funds, including the United States deposit fund, aggregate $9,210,394 of principal. The amount realized from the transfer tax (otherwise known as the inheritance tax) during the year was $J,688,954, and from the corporation and organization taxes $1,796,640, making a total of $3,484,585. The income from both sources is below expectation. It is estimated that the transfer tax will not for years to come yield more than two millions annually. The senate ordered the printing of the Lexow committee testimony. It will make 5,000 pages. M'MIIXAN WILL BE SENATOR. Michigan's Legislature Will Declare Its Choice on the 15th. LANSING, Mich., Jan. 4.—United States Senator James McMillan received the votes of 331 members of the republican caucus last night and the 15th inst. will be formally rejected for the full term.. The caucus was largely attended, McMillan wasnomi- 'nated by a rising vote and spoke briefly in acknowledgment. At the conclusion of,the caucus the legislators were banqueted at the Hotel Downey, where^ Senator "McMillan nelcTa TargelyTit-"' tended reception. Both branches of the Michigan legislature convened at noon yesterday. The entire day, was given over to the work of organization, the officers nominated at Tuesday nig-ht's caucus being- elected and installed. Gov. Rich will read his message to the joint convention this afternoon. Would Not Adopt Tom Reed's Rules. AUGUSTA, .Maine, Jan. L— The sixty- seventh session». of the Maine legislature opened yesterday. The senate chose George M; Seiders president, and the minor officers of last year were reelected. Llewellyn Powers of Houlton was chosen .speaker of the house by almost a unanimous vote. The senate voted to adopt Reed's rules as to the standard of, procedure, but the < measure in the hpuse met with opposition and was tabled. Routine business occupied both houses tUl^nopn, whep they adjourned. |, , , . ', >4 t Will Not Contest Elklns' Election, WHEELING, >W. \Va., Jan,' 4,— The Intelligencer'publ^h'es an authorized statement from Judge Nathan Goff< pf the United' States) cpurt pf, appeals, to the--effect he will,|npt bp.a< candidate ior United States * senatpp against Sec- Masfcachusetts SnprefnB tTCrttri Mttles the Colored I'fOduct. •' BOSTON, 'Mass., Jan. L— A decision was handed down yesterday by the lull bench pf the Supreme court wnicfc makes the sale of oleomargarine whett colored to represent pure .butter ille* gal, whether the purchaser is aware of its real character or not. The court holds that the statute did not intend to allow oleomargarine to be inade of sold when colored; that it cOuld easily be resold to persons who could not be aware of the nature of the compound* Hundreds of Homestead Men Out* BBADDOCK, Pa.,'Jan. 4.—Reports received from Homestead say the small strike of the ore handlers at the Car* negie blast furnaces at that place has extended across the Monongahela river, and several hundred of the em- ployes of the Homestead mill have quit work. The new scale at Homestead went into effect yesterday. The discovery that the shearsmen of the 119 inch mill could not earn more than 79 cents per day caused the strike. The Braddock men say they will not be surprised if the entire Homestead plant is closed. If it is, the strike will be likely to spread to the city mills. Opposed to the Forester BUI. WASHINGTON Jan. 4.—Considerable interest has been manifested in the west over the prospect of the bill for, the protection of forest reservations* and it has become evident since the bill passed the house that it will encounter no inconsiderable opposition in the senate. Opponents of forestry preservation assert that many of the reservations are far more extensive than they need be, and that they operate to prevent the settlement of large areas of country which might other- wise'be productive. ' Will Not Cede Territory. , . PAEIS, Jan. 4.—A correspondent tele-' graphs from Shanghai as follows: "I learn on good authority that China',, will offer to repurchase Port Arthur,,, but that she will not cede an Inch, of territory to Japan." The correspondent adds_ that J3ens. Neshong and Yehi , "vviFh 12,00b"""tri35p"s"h*ave "joined* GenT n Sung. The whole Chinese force is now- massed along the Liao river. \ ' ' * Tx Scandal Found In St. Petersburg:. >,, = ST. PETERSBURG,- Jan. 4. —The retire-^ ment of M. Krivoscnein, minister ot'fy ways and communications, is in conse- - quence of his coimection.with the con,','',', tracts for railroad ties, the^mater jal f or*, '<which was obtained from the-/estatejof 3 ,* M. Krivoschein. When theininiste,rbf finance discovered this scandals. Mi > ! ; Krivoschein was asked to resign/' s Alleged Train Wrecker SetiFree.^ BATTLE CREEK, Mich.,' Jan. 1 ,,4,— I,--, first of the cases against , the men charged with wrecking' a Chicsfgpt/ -*•'• 1 _ «±_ ( A i l -_'i.* Grand Trun'k ^passenger -train,' tfe'a^ 0^' '' Ernest M, Jewett, terday. Om a motion of the .j ,ing attorney charge of , conspiracy ,, him, but lie npt of retary Elldns, andjthe use-of his name '" cio it the 1 cotest is 'ex> 'in" connection with"' the 1 contest is ceediogly distasteful 'tp? him; 4 friends are anJJjorfze'd to' prevent any - -, ^'j i ±1 av mfj-o'duce his ntimV caucus, has- "issued"' cution ,Feb. >5 pf Characteristic ' tp risrbrd«n<Natottf. 'Stye '* The' w|M$i»» RM'l|i !?jf«jp.fi ^ * -y ^ "r* *<•* '

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