The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 16, 1895 · Page 3
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, JOHNSON. Igil §V RAWfcMfNALLV J AY ST. ory confound all Englishmen!" re- DeatedDr. Busatti in a hissing whisper b e t AV e en clenched teeth as he walked home, after separating from Lieut. Cur- ','*i20n. He glanced over his shoulder, ( ' 'cautiously, in the very utterance of ' 4/he* malediction, as if to ascertain ,-1 whether or no the saint invoked had > flighted the stalwart enemy on the ; \*"6pot. But the officer pursued his'Way ''Vi&t a light and brisk pace, Avithout a *. ^backAvard look. ' •f"! Deje6tion gradually subdued the fierce wrath of jealousy in the, breast _. * 'of; 'the young physician. Why was pV 'Dplores so portionless a maiden? He ',&("'Basked'this question, piteously, of the *'"'""jb'jue sky and limpid sea. In his family, the bride had always \brqught her doAvry, her household ^'Bvlinen "* and embroideries, however 'inodest, and he had been educated to v i laudably respect the possession of '! AV^orldly goods. Still he was ii-resist', , ibly'attracted and charmed by 'the iarcli•, 'beauty and winning Avays 1 '.pf-J,Jacob Dealtry's granddaughter, I!/whose smiles animated his grave and i,V,l /spmb'ey, humor on those occasions Avhen Pl^f fr.h'e sought a pretext to visit the Watch /jATower in the country. Dolores Avas ^giad'to see Dr. Busatti. She Avas glad 'iftb^see any visitor in her restricted ex•'"- i "Ynce. • She played with his devotion i^kitten sports with shadoAVS, plac- '^arKpnases' of passion*"in'human na- ^tiire in mere spo'rtiveness of mood. He had'cradled himself in the sweet de- of 'the present hour, Avithout ^accurately defining the future, eAren f in^his own mind. Jacob Deal- '•'--'-'jsp'an of life must of necessity be ;., and, possibly, when Dolores was the heart of his OAvn home would be softened toward the '] ' fa( li,elpless orphan, He Avas a dutiful and t.'lcibedient son, and had never rebelled >'y| against paternal authority, Avhile al- 'frijways > willing to carry his father's i^messages to the Tower as an ^''Opportunity to enjoy the vivacity of ir> intercourse with Dolores, albeit she •[oft?n bewildered as well as dazzled his tij^pber faculties. Not the least element f^hjs'. satisfaction consisted of the ai^recyi of x his course. The paradise of M " f sj'ffarden Avhere dwelt .Dolores was HjpM. vf and safely hidden from all rt , ! his, own. Even his mother ijio5ap't f / suspect his penchant, and ijpirii'—iU'j T} n x4.j n 4.J, _ n _ n ~:«ii n *„„„. especially feared his of, the British sailor, nd.keen of eye, on j*Watch.'Tower was ock to' indolent possession of ,1 M-, rpj_ ^i^ 0 jpi e pf ^pjpQ U lapius •^ and" al«rmed! without being, eon^ enjoyMent. ^he little wbffiati held the silk mantle, the faldetta of Malta, ef her 1 heAdj Which •& tittered ia the witidi Me couple con6luded their colloquy, with many nods of mutual understanding, and much animated gesticulation, then walked on slowly. Dft liusfttti recognized his mother and his maternal uncle, the priest of a neighboring parish. Why did a giopmy conviction smite him that they were talking about himself? Why did the roseate picture of pretty. Dolores, pausing beside the fountain and the Orange tree, fade as he entered the chill shadow of the street? "Good day,my llnc^e," said Giovanni Battista, overtaking his relatives at the door of the paternal home, Which Avas a modest nook of an old and spacious mansion. "Good day, figlio miol" replied the priest, Avith benevolence. Madam'e Busatti surveyed her son scornfully, tossed her head slightly beneath the folds of the faldetta, and uttered a short and contemptuous laugh. "I have been for a Avalk in the country," stammered Dr. Busatti, Avith an apprehensive glance at the maternal countenance. "I know'whore you have been," she retorted sharply, and entered the house. The uncle patted the young man on the shoulder reassuringly, and regarded him Avithasly smile of humor. "FOOL THAT THOU ABT." Giovanni Battista Busatti the elder Avas a government official, who had reared seven children on a small salary. Studious in taste, he was com piling a history of his native island in .moments of leisure. Thin and cadaverous like his offspring, he \vas mild •4m(lisposition, and«*wholly; >swa.y ed-by * the influence of his Avif e. Maddalena Busatti led an existence divided .betAveen thrifty cares of her household and attending mass at the parish church. Antonio, still more slender and dusky than his elder brother, was a student of laAV at the Lyceum and University. Five docile and swarthy young sisters completed the domestic circle. Doctor Busatti took his accustomed seat at the table, and kept a vigilant eye on his mother. The humored gossip of the uncle; who shared the meal, did not divert him from the suspicion that something unusual had happened to excite the ruling spirit of the place. He 'had not long to wait, Signora Busatti, after talking with her customary volubility on indifferent topics during the first portion of the meal, , placed her two plump arms *on the table and announced, with a comprehensive glance at her numerous offspring, "Giovanni Battista must select a wife.',' "Yes. A good* wife aids a physician to win-the confidence'of the cpmmuni' ty," a^ded the priest, "I >yas already married at your age," echoed the father, , Antonio smiled with* the supercilipus smirk of adolescence, and dipped a morsel pf bread • in olive oil, >The swarthy little sisters giggled and swdged each other. »*There is plenty pf time;" s*vid Doc tpr B.u$atti, i» feeW$ prPtest, an^ feel' in'g himself surrounded , by ''There is'np time $o ip§e»" the wpther. ' « »*I ajn/iB $q ; haste t9,,we d ," ti^e 'SOB,' wiping his 'brpw with §ct"fttinis!fe€ in-eifr '& tarn" With tfrfrf latent, ff*te*ttfti decision observable in ifce youth. &i all raeeS at times. "There !$ & fine wedding-dowry, m$> feon," eoiitintfeal the mothe*, impressively. "The wifce merchant will not Stint the stip"f»ly of linen to 1360011110 connected with ottr family.'' tor. Busatti sighed deeply, and shook his head. "We will Apmfc of the matter later, another day," he said, with ft gesture of indignation. Here the toother's patience became too severely .tried; her black eyes snapped angrily. "Catering Vacelli will be won by another while you wait," she cried shrilly, and Without finding it necessary to explain that she had made all requisite overtures in the name of her" eldest born. "The grandchild of that heretic, Jacob Dealtry, has bewitched thee, Giovanni Uattista; fool thatthou art! Have I ho eyes? Do not attempt to deceive mel Ah, i know all! It is true that the girl lias had some instruction from the Sisters and attends church, especially on Vestas, but she is without a penny* A fine bride for my son, truly! The other day she took her mother's wedding chain to the Monte di Pieta and actually pawned it to buy some finery. 1 ' Dr. Busatti winced and his brow clouded, yet he remained silent. His father rubbed his chin medita* tively and regarded him with a quizzical expression which said more eloquently than words: "So this is the secret of your willingness to carry archaeological ti-easures to the Watch Tower? Your mother is more clever than the devil about finding out things, and it is useless to resist her." The meal over, the uncle drew forth his favorite snuff box, and the family union acquired the character of a solemn conclave. Dr. Busatti did not venture to inquire how that fatal stumbling block in his own path of timid and vacillating love-making, the visit of Dolores to the pawnbroker's, had become known. In the end he submitted to the decrees of Providence. He was presented to Caterina Va- celli, who proved to be not very young, and with shoulders rounded in a curve which would have been pronounced a humpback in a bride less well dowered. Giovanni Battista failed in none of the duties which his new position entailed upon him. He promised to take his wife each year to the festival- of San Gregorio, according to the old custom. He brought her cakes compounded of honey, sugar, and hemp^ seed, to the satisfaction of both families. The mocking student-of-law, Antonio, sang in a clear, tenor voice: "In the wedding, or matrimon'al contract, They make this conjugal bargain, That he (the bridegroom) shall take her to the festa of San Gregorio. , Shall set her upon the wall, Shall buy her a slice of sweetmeat, Made of hompseed, For tbat is the kind that best pleases his lady, the bride » ; ,Thtis material wisdom trixxmphed, and Dr. Busatti haxinte'd the little garden of Jacob Dealtry no more. CHAPTER III. : OVKB A CUP OF TEA. HE SAILOR EN- ters like the proverbial bull' in a china sho p," thought Capt, Blake, as Lieut. Curzon, pushing aside the hangings VS^?5 °f «• door behind « •-*- ^ him, struck his el- boAV, and sent the cup of tea Avhich he was about to drink spinning f rom his gs,asp on'the floor. , "I beg your'pardon," said the newcomer, halting in dismay. ''The place is dark " »'Qh, pray don't trouble abont me," replied Capt. Blake, airily, and contemplating the fragments of rare Sat' suma ware,scattered,at his feet. ' "You are late, Arthur," said 1 the hpstess, greeting the new arrival with unruffled suavity,, and 'ignoring the brpk.en cup, expept tp prfler a t:> vejn,Qvp the debris, ' > , "j s baye been for a cpuntry," ' I^ieut. Curzpp re• lie • wiped , ,his " bppw Qhief. fHE NATIONAL CAPITAL INC tHfe WAR. Con«taiht Suspicion tit Secret i?lottiflfif Jft tho City—\ t>rntnttieP Oltl—Tbae Little lintton—«<Ood ftlndb That lC3d ohld. Bujatti planted hep galleries., the a#eQt,efl officer jji f u,u pne pf pf '' interposed , ,, pr^ her ^n. IwteUtoj iftpi 5^; iV° s - ;•- "1^'^j s'*.'^»rt«i.5 »«iiii > f^-w^f$ m*mnm^& in War- time, Jvoah Brooks, who was a newspaper correspondent at Washington during th£ war-time, attd Avho AVBS admitted to an unusual degree of intimacy Avith Lincolnj has a chapter of reminiscences in the Century. Mr. Brooks says: H is impossible in these days, so remote from the excitements of the civil war, to give readers of the later generation any adequate idea of the uneasiness that pervaded Washington or of tiie Inorbid sensationalism that characterized the conversation and conduct of the loyalists Avho were constantly haunted by suspicions of secret plotting all about them. One evening, Avhile 1 Avas sitting with the president in his cabinet, Professor Hdhry, then in charge of the Smithsonian institution, came in for a social chat with the president. The conversation ran upon various unimportant themes, and presently a card Avas brought in by the doorkeeper, who said that the man in waiting Avas extremely urgent to see the president, as he had matters of pressing importance to communicate. IIcAVas brought into Jthe room, and proved to be a modest shopkeeper Avhose home was not far from the Smithsonian institution. Glancing uneasily at the president's tAA'o visitors, AVhom he evidently did not knoAV, he said his business Avas A-ery important and should be kept secret. The president assured him that Professor Henry and myself Avere to be trusted Avith any business of state hoAvever secret it might be, and genially encouraged his visitor to speak out without fear of being betrayed in case the Aveighty matter Avhich he carried on his mind was of an explosive character. The man Avt>nt on to say that he had frequently observed lights shoAA'ri from one of the toAvers of the Smithsonian institution late at night. He had noticed that these lights invariably made their appearance about the same time (at midnight), and he Avas confident that the person displaying them Avas carrying on a contraband correspondence with the rebels by means of signals. The president, with 'great gravity, closely examined the \vitness, but elicited nothing more from him than ,the fact that the lights AV ere actually shOAvn. ' The president said: "Do yon BUS-. pect anybody in the Smithsonian institution?" • : "No;" replied the Avitness, "I do not know anybody inside of that institution. But I have heard that Professor Henry is a Southern man and a rebel sympathizer," With that the president turned to Professor Henry, and, with admirable command of countenance, said: "This is Professor Henry; perhaps he will be able to answer for .himself." The look of dismay on the countenance of the visiting' witness was so grotesque that the president conld not restrain his laughter. Professor. Henry, who Avas someAvhat disturbed by this expression of suspicion on the part' of the . Avell meaning, but mistaken unionist very briefly disposed of his tale. ,He explained that the scientific instruments used to ascertain' the direction and force of the Avind, temperature, etc., Avere examined at certain hours of the day and night for the purpose of taking their record, and that the supposed signal-light in the Smithsonian tower was the lantern carried to the observatory at midnight by the attendants Avho made those observations. Somewhat crest- falleni the visitor withdrew, the president thanking 'him for his vigilance and well-meant promptness in reporting this incident, and adding, as the man departed, "If you should^ see any indications of a rebel con- spira9y in Washington, y OU will \do the country real service by reporting at once to headquarters." The fj-equent appearance in Washington of pavolled rebel officers, who usually, Avore their pAvn uniform Avith evident pride and pleasure, and sometimes.' with- a swagger, generally threw'.Jpyalists jnto a fever of excite- jnenti More than once J saw ultra- loyal new'sboys or bpot-bjaoks .ahmip'pj mud or a brickbat at passing Confederate, ' Qng > of - Q$lcer ; s, _a jjievit?n»nt Gurnet* pn pap?\?f sent in-'hjs card tp"Rppre« eentaiiTe WiaHUffe, 'pf Kentucky, and, 'was by s hjm introduced upon $!ie<fl9Qr} of th|?Jip^sej where fa attracted a^ well fts infligBa.tlqn, ;fr«m. " ttte sters!— it's Odd'S nfcgf" A shout. deep ftftd loud went ftp from that column, and many a bronzed veterafl lifted his hat as he passed that sunny- haired child of bright and happf thoughts, resolving if his good fi#ht arm" availed anything, God's flag should conquer. What a sweet and happy christening the glorious ensign received from those artless "God's flag!" and so it Wfts. Uifti Little UottOn, 1fou ask me why npbii my breast My army badge I *ear, And deem It but a worthless thing I proudly fasten there. Yot that small button In my coat Which you so lightly prize, Is honor's emblem on the earth, And sacrel in my eyes. To me It speaks of ioftsr-lost friends Who once beside me trod, And who for Freedom's Sacred causa Gave up their souW to God. When Duty called I dared not then Disgrace the haine ibore, But left tho peaceful joys of home To hear the cannon's roar. And oft wtth righteous sword in hand I stood in Freedom's van, And fought beneath the starry flag With Grant and Sheridan. Often beneath the wintry sky I shivered as I slept, Or through the d vrk and stormy flight My dreary vigil kept. And when along our charging line The roar of battle ran, I saw the gates of Drfath ajar And proved myself a man. I bore the worst that war can bring— Wound, danger, scanty cheer; But novor once repined nor deemed The sacrifice too dear. Then scoff not at the simple bad^e I wear upon my breast; It should be precious in your sight, And not a theme for jo it. Plain as it is, it far outshines Tho purest, brightest gem, And holds the foremost place of all In glory's diadem. Commander of tho Korean Army* It is not generally known that thft present commander of the Korean army is Major Win. McE. Dye, Avho went to Korea on the recommendation of General Phil Sheridan to train the native army in Western tactics. Major Dye Avas born in Ohio in 1833, and graduated from West Point in the class with Sheridan, Schofieldaud Hood. When the Avar broke out he Avas stationed in Texas as a second lieutenant in the 8th infantry at San Antonio, and to avoid being included in the Twiggs surrender he went into Mexico. While on his way to the capital the coach was attacked by brigands, and he and another American passenger beat off the robbers Avith revolvers, killing several of them. In company with Tom Convin, American minister, he sailed from Vera Cruz to Havana and afterward took command of the 20th Iowa, in 1863. He served through the remainder of the Avar, commanded a brigade in the West, and was bre- vetted a brigadier. In 1866, after a varied career, he Avent to Korea. A Drummer Girl. A fair and sprightly girl of but twelve dimpled > summers, and giving. the name 6t Chai'les 1 Martin, enlisted in one of the Pennsylvania regiments, in, the early period of v the war, as a drummer boy. She had evidently enjoyed the advantage of education, could Avrite a good hand, and even composed very Avell. She made herself useful to officers of the regiment in the capacity of a clerk; and though involved in the scenes and chances of no less than five battles, she escaped unwounded and unharmed. The offil- cers never dreamed of any hitch as to her sex. After a while, she , was taken doAvn sick with the typhoid fever, a disease then quite prevalent in Philadelphia, and was removed to Pennsylvania 'hospital. It was Avhile there that the Avorthy matron of the institution discovered the drummer boy, Avho had passed through so many fatigues, perils and. rough experiences, to be no more nor less than a girl, not yet in her teens. — American Tribune. 30lh Iowa. 1 This regiment Avas organized? at Clinton, IPW&, in August, 1802, to serve three years, It was mustered out June 6, 1865, Colonel Milo Smith, the first commander, resigned January 88, 1865, He was succeeded by Lieut' Colonel John Rubbers, Avhp Avas in commapd Avhen the regiment was, mustered out, During the early, part of its service the regiment was sta<i tioned at Helena, Ark, Disease, was prevalent among the, me» f jLn^ njftpy died, At the capture , of Arkansas' Posfthf men of the regiment 4ls*> played 'great galjaotry. Jt topK part \n the , 4 "VicH§burg campaign, and saw jiarji sepvjc| in tbat great mpye* | waf engap* Jn the. ' ' Ridge, Ringgold; '*att»W'/^Pft'• ,falionl?and OOkh'l $6$ •» •MkMlWtA ^^b^taWQBt »'»,W»,9K %mciTiiiXA r ri> ni-'TOamrv H Via a a Tn TUTo w 1 Qft-1 ^ « ( • • | *"* Wf j j^ifc ill ' *" ' f 1 ' 3 w,m&. £Af Everyone Should Be Huhgfy iff i remarks the Hospital, is • rather a failure as a nteat with tOwft men. That ought not to.tfe; thefis i§ something wrong ^heft a hian is nbt vigorously hungry in the mdrfting. Where is the fault? It is the l&te dinner? &6t in the diftner, probably, so much as in what isdruttk at dihnet in that and in the nervous strain of the times. It does not ttlattef Avhethef We.dine in the middle of the day or in the evening, so long as we dine judiciously. But the man who has had much Avofk to do, and particularly brain work, cahhot .dine in the middle of the day. If he does, he must make up his ( mind to lose at least an hour of his most Valuable time. A light luhchedn at midday, Avith no stimulant stronger than a cup of coffee or a bottle of ginger ale, is the suitable thing. But this must on no account be Used as ft, substitute for dinner. He AVho lunches in this way at midday must dine in tHe evening, and dine AVell. The business mah should dine at 6:80 or at least 7:30. The lazy man may dme when he likes. The man Avho Iras earned his dinner should have a good one-^-not heavy ( but nutritious; not too elaborate, but Avell selected and Well cooked. Me should drink, if possible, only one kind of Avine and that a light one, sparkling and still. Spirits and beer he should aA'oid. Dinner should be the last meal of the day, except for those Avho cannot sleep Avithout a little food in their stomachs. These may take a cup of cocoa, Avith a little thin bread and butter, just at the moment of going to bed. If attention be paid to these suggestions very few people Avill fail to be hungry at breakfast. JUST LIKE A MAN, the Pathetic Experience of Mrs. Frontpewand Her Easter Bonnet What a bonnet it was. The very band-box that it came in seemed to appreciate the value and magnificence it contained — sucli a substantial, well- varnished, responsible band-box. Up the steps the messenger carried it and rang the bell. Her husband :felt a chill come such as that we experience when, according to the old gossips, somebody walks over our future . grave. It was Easter, and if one can't have a new bonnet after the Lenten de-i privation and abstinence, when is one entitled to one, anyhow? Mrs. Frontpew tried it on in the parlor and said her husband AvaB a, duck, and gathered the family around her that they might bask in the sunlight of its glory. And what a bonnet of glory it was! What a creation of creams and other soft colors! What a master-work of feathers and birds and flowers! To have one such bonnet was worth living a lifetime for. Never was there a husband as good and kind and Avith such taste. < ' messenger boy came up.' ' "This is Mrs. Frontpew's .bonnet,"' "The the messenger. "The other one Avas left by mistake. It should havw^"'% *> gone to Mrs. Slyly, next doorl" ' • ! \ 'k AVith a blanched face sho gave, back V tho bonnet and looked at her OAvn. ' }> Bird for bird, feather for feather, . ' flower for flower—it Avas the same' as , ,/' the other. , "' % '.. That is Avhy Mrs. Frontpew was'not *,, in church on Easter, and why Fronin '." ^ } . pew has been taking supper dowutoAArn,, "'^ and looks like a man upon. Avhom great Avoe is fallen. HOAV could he tell? The milliner,' merely shoAved him a pretty head-', dress and he Ordered one made like it. But that's like a man.—San Francisco Examiner. i - ' } wm '^'*M3S toss v; toil '-T$ A. j>W Quick Effects of African An:pw' t , "• »^j Poison. ' /v It has been conjectured that fatal effects of African arrow are not always due entirely to$} poison itself, and' with- a view^otdi 'termining IIOAV ifar fear , arid /s ofcbs influences enter into'-the' refvrtts, pf W exhibition, a series of, expe^imenj;^,w|| inoculating the lower animals "l)fe' "been proposed ' One Qf th'e/p^bi|prj^ Avith Avhicn the arroAVS of.the^fi-JQ'anf'; are smeared is a 'dark s.ubstafice'fjifeeti pitch. Jb is etpong erioygh.'I'Q'kjlI; elephants and is considered .so'Aingeyil ous that its preparation's no|''al]lo|rf ed in the villages, 1 bwt 'is, »°'™«»^ i '''»'*'-~ the bush, where the^arvQ . f „ ^,^ WK ™ f , /s , ed. The virnlnnnn nf'f.ho •nniia^nnMaiVci.MT ^-T . T ; ^-- f , -, - v ,f -- .?17* V.~^ T Ttl»' ,m t ep ; pmhPte pw9j^'i»}ft andjighfc, toagfj, mm&i t ,-^jSra^S^ T ?-> .^-^^Hs w»«j*iy,'wt ^^kf^xt]^,- -Mi^ji-^ „•"<<<** 'jl.^f' 1 ; 1 - 1 "^^ n ' ' 8 iVf ift?(

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