The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 1, 1895 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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THE ™»». ALtiOSJ IOWA. WBDMiBPA* MAY1,' MM. and Ar- if lie vni;?h him She * JOHNSON* BY~F?AND.M?NALLY & CO. JNear the fortificulions she paused to gaze down on the harbor with n certain vistfulness. Place her child the ships coming- and fro ing had always inspired an indeiinable Ion gins- restlessness iu her breast, Now thur Curzon was on board 01 one of the craft He would be sorry could see her. Perhaps they never meet again. Ah, how she loved him at this moment! She loved with all her heart and soul. realized the joy and the bitterness of the emotion. The corvette Laclislas was steaming away in the distance, bearing the younc- prince to the Nile. The Italian packet, the Eleltrico, was to sail at a later hour for Sicily. Dolores pursued her way until the walls of the convent became visible. She halted again, and shuddered, she had received the shock of full in her heart. She trombled and shrank back. M she entered that portal, she might never be able to again escape. On one side were the blue sky, the glancing waves of the sea, the warm sunshine toward which her whole nature yearned; on the other, in the cold shadow of the cloister, was the silent and repressed lot of the rum. ... The fugitive recoiled, oppressed with doubt and dread. She hid her face in her hands, weeping, and striving to .conquer her own indecision. swift panic of terror seized pulsive t.-inperament. She swiftly w the AVatch as if a blow '\ hen a her im- fled back Tower. Fear tent winp-s to her agile feet. The faiailiar Doundnry gained, she leaned aj-ainbt the wall, panting, and Closed her eyes. Her senses reeled, and a while cloud seemed to envelop arid stifle her. The little dog leaped to the ground, and regarded her with anxiety, his tail -drooping. She knocked timidly. '•Grandpapa!" her voice was weak and hoarse. There was no casts listened with parted eyes, the do ' Mttle head cocked on one and ears pricked up. response. intently, lips and with a The The out- the girl dilating sagacious side, and ri-pple of vouchsafed. eld man. The ap- the founwin alone was audible within th« enclosure. '"Grandpapa? Open the gate for me. Yon' will bn sorry it you refnse!" Still there was no reply •by the obstinate cl peal of Dolorefi, more piercing and assured this time, only served to arouse the echoes. Jacob Dealtry gave 110 sign of life. Did he hear the appeal? Had he shut himself up in the tower? Pear again smote on the heart' of Dolores, a chilling, indefinable dread of tne coining night and darkness. She must seek the convent as a shelter, or become a beggur, :i fugitive. 'What other refuge could - -vita offer her? Terrible alternatives of poverty and iriendlessness. She wandered away from the gate, and crept into the ruined temple, whe'-e Lieut, Curzcn had first found her grandfather lying insensible on the pavement. Her instinct was to hide" hcrsolf from the light of day and the scrutiny of her fellow creatures. She was only conscious of a cowardly impulse 10 put off the fatal hour of return to the convent until evening and when 110 other course should bt- possible to her. She croached in the most obscure oorner of the ruiu, holding Florn. her arms. The little dog whined f •time to time and licked hoi- one. k. Florio evidently reuliz'rfd the full i .: of the misarable situation. Her glance strnyed around the rude interior of thtf temple wiih weariness | and indifference, tfhe knew the place | well. (She had often visited it with | her grandfather and Dr. Busatti. The i altar rose, before hey and fragments of ( sculptured blocks lay scattered about j on the Around. , ! If the past appealed to her at all, it ! was when r. sunbeam slanted in a j golden shaft athwart tho entrance, re* ; Railing- to her the n Ho when she had j personated the Phoenician rnaidea in | the tableaux. j She buried her face in her hands and : wept- Hunger and thirst assailed her, j and then her faculties became grad- \ ualiy dull, coldly benumbed. Perhaps j she slept. ! A light and jaunty footstep aroused her, a masculine voice hummed a strain of the song, "My Pretty Brown Maid." ^ t Gaptain Blake looked into the tern- pip. Dolores held, her breath, and shrank back further into the shadow. Florio was mute in sympathy. The girl felt overwhelmed with shame. She did not wish to be seen in hop disgrace, just then. What assistance could this etrangrer give her? BhVhatea Jura, with sudden caprice of Tjnreasonable animosity- If lie discovered hev retreat, ho would laugh jest a* the whple 4Ue«»Wst.,_Ji8 1 ' ores coma uot cnaure laughter and jesting in her present plight. What a beastly hole!" remarked Capt. Blake, aloud, as he lighted a fresh cigar. Then lie strolled on. The minutes passed slowly and monotonous^'. Dolores wished she had detained, claimed the hvunan sympathy of the gallant soldier once he had departed. He had been kind on a former occasion. Why should she shrink from him now? Hope, expectation, tr'-i'ling anxiety of waiting, were all a\>.'jcd in her breast by the incident of" Blake's taking a country walk. If he thus rambled forth from the town, why not another? i; - she watched, not for him. but for another! Surely Arthur Curzon would come before 'nightfall. If lie loved her, ho mu:;'j be aware, by some unerring in- tuuicn. of her need of him. Of course, he loved her. Had he not repeatedly sworn that he loved her? She doubted this much needed tenderness no more than she feared the sunshine would be withdrawn by some cruel whim of nature from her island home At lenjrth her quick ear heard another footstep approaching, She rose to her feet with a bound, and Florio rushed out of the ruin with a joyful bark of welcome. Oh, swift divination of feminine coquetry! Arthur Curzon had sought the Watch Tower, with a new fan in his pocket, to atone for his misdemeanor of the previous night. "Good morning, Dolores," blithely. "Good morning," falterinjjly. "Were you watching for me here, little girl? Bless you! Why, this rum old temple would serve as a good trysting- place." "Yes," said Dolores, with a sigh. She jrrew pale, and her eyes sought the ground. "What is amiss, Dolores?" quickly. She flew to the young man's side, and clasped both of her hands on his arm. ' 'I should havo soon died ii you had not come!" she moaned. ••Grandpapa has driven me away. He is in one, of his fits of bad temper. He hiu; ihom occasionally. I did nothing- 10 offend him, except to hide the broken fnu." Arthur Curaon's features darkened, while a gleam of anger shone in his eyes. "Did he dare to strike or beat you Dolores? He shall answer for it to me, if he did!" Dolores sighed. "Oh, no! Grandpapa has never beaten me, I think. He has struck me with words often enough, though." She held up her sweet face to him, bathed in tears, for consolation and advice. The young officer heard all, even to the project of retiring to the convent "Tell me what I am to do," sobbed the girl, hiding her face on his broad breast. "Ah! I have no one in the world besides you!" u Touching assurance of helpless innocence and faith in his power of protection! Arthur Curzon was moved by it, as many another man would have been in his place. "Why did you think of a convent?" he inquired at length. "You should have come to me, my pet." Dolores smiled faintly. native, Dr. Busatti, because 61 the beautiful girl who dwelt there, much mote so was it to himself his fiery nature of the sailor? fife had not availed himself of a proposed leave of absence, because he preferred to linger at Malta and hold stolen intercourse with Dolores. He would not vacate a field in favor of Capt. Blake, of some other airy tfiner. The atmosphere of reverie was roseate, even time possessed no due value spent in softest dalliance, varied by feminine caprices, fierce, little quarrels swiftly f>- ?!•*, & ~y >.'W/ %Df T *0*" P* YJ V friend, Arthur Cufsrtm, will come in for a pot of money," 116 remarked in a confidential •undertone. "They Say the old Watch Tower was full of fold, hoarded by the miserly grandfather. He must have been the Jamaica it&A- er Jacob Dealtry. A simple maiden in her flower is worth a hundred coats-of-arms, you know. When I was with Admiral Jack in the Baltic -" "John, dear, Mr. Ford is waiting to take us to lunch," interposed Mrs. Fillingham, pausing at the door of the Vicarage. "Some women ate fidgety listeners, at the best," quoth the ancient mariner. "I must try to secure a Sicilian dollar for iny collection of coins. I have some good specimens of florins, and the Venetian zecchin and osele. Let us all return to Malta next win* ter." THE END. "I HAVE NO ONE IN TI1E WOULD BESIDE YOU." appeased to a seductive ensuing tranquility. Behold! Here was the fairy princess thrust forth from her garden to beg her bread on the highway! Arthur Curzon knocked on the gate, in turn, with an imperious insistance. Jacob Dealtry vouchsafed no response. The two young people looked ateach other in mutual dismay. "You see. it is no good to knock,' said the girl, with blanching lips. Her evanescent gaiety had left her with trembling limbs, and her great eyes fixed beseechingly on her companion, who held her destiny in his keeping. Shot Down in Her Maine. John Antvindis and Grant Fulkef th, of Greenville, Ohio, have been arrested charged with the assassination of Mrs. Henry Wright While quietly passing the evening at their home in Van Buren township at 9 o'clock, the assassins went up to a window and discharged a heavy loaded shotgun at Mr. and Mrs. Wright. Almost the entire load entered her side and back and pierced the lung. The husband received a wound in the arm from scattering shot The shot was intended for Mr. Wright, but struck his wife as she stepped in front of him. The woman is dying. The cause of the crime was a case in court concerning guardianship matters, in which all parties were interested. There is much excitement over tho affair. WILL BOSSES GO UP? SOME WHO OUGHf fO KNOW MAKE tfce btcs-eascd tJetoftttd Has killed tfeo MfcgS, anil as Tracks, t'ar- fete* fcaft't fao MeetMcally Pro- flpifr Will Soon toe *tf« Small. It is tho judgment of n good inaiiy who have matlo n study of. the matter that tho rnau who has horses to sell at the beginning of the next century will be a very lucky fellow. For, although it has been a tttinous thing to havo much moiiey invested in equiiio flesh of late, there is every reason, say tho horse shafps, to believe that much higher prices al-o in sight, Already* said one of tho most extensive ilealels iu tho country iti a recent oon* vefsation with the writer, au upward tendency has begun to manifest itself, and although prices are not yet at all good there has been ail advance in tho Listening intently they soon heard the heavy dragging- of feet on the ground. The bolt moved, the chain rattled, and then Dr. Busatti pushed against the barrier. Jacob Dealtry had fallen in making this final effort. The garden presented an appearance of the utmost disorder and dilapidation. Plants were uprooted, stones dislodged, the soil disturbed. In the vestibule of the tower the portrait _ of the Knight lay on the iloor, revealing an open door in the wall, and the carved chair, overturned, was shown to have concealed a second recess in the wall. All about the-old man heaps of shimnp coin lay scattered, rolling in a reckless profusion on the path, in half emptied boxes, in tangled masses of rags, in bags of leather, cloth and silk. Lieut. Curzon was scornfully silent. Dr. Busatti uttered an involuntary exclamation of surprise and dismay and wiped his damp brow. If the former realized, with swift conviction, that Jacob Dealtry must have been seekino- some fresh hiding place for his money when he found him m the ruined temple, the emotion of Dr. Busatti was far more lively when he actually trod upon the Sicilian dollar in order to aid the unconscious owner. Dolores, in advance of both of her companions, had knelt and lifted her grandfather's head on her breast with remor eful solicitude. Florio trotted around the garden with utter unconcern, and, plunging into the clump ->f reeds, brought out a broken fan in . .* mouth. "Help him!" besought Dolores, with a touch of the imperiousness perceptible on a former occasion. "I fear he is overdone," said the physician, again testing- the feeble ISINGLASS and gelatine are entirely different articles to produce the same effect in the thickening of j»lly. Isinglass is a little the more expensive. It is said to be made from the bladder of the sturgeon, and the best is that brought from Russia. It is a little delicate than gelatine. "YOU JADE, YOU DEVIL S IMP! "How could I board your ship? am not a. pirate, or—a—a Grandpap laundress, is always urging my return "CuriousL He is a protestant," mus* * It' must be to get rid of me," Do lores affirmed, ruefully. Finally, he took her by the hand and led her back to the Watch Tower His eyes had acquired a steely glitter, while ttie lines of resolution deepened about hia mouth. "Poor child! Your grandfather must not be allowed to turn you out of doors as if you had been guilty of some crime. I will make him listen to reason. Later, I shall take you away," he said, with resolution. Dolores looked at him, lips and chin acquiring' their sauciest curves. Already the terrible oloud of trouble was passing- away from her spirit. JJad she not oast the burthen of her trouble on another? "You will take me twi-ay if I will i gp," she supplemented. j o course." '• - The cloud of misgiving, and perhaps • apprehension, was gathering' now | about the path of Arthur Curzon, ; Change in all relations with the sweet i and bewitching creature at !}i§ side | had come with an almost appalling ' swiftness, jarring" and perplexing to the utmost degree, If the Watch, Tower, with tho tang-led garden an p. hidden .paradise to the» JACOR PF.AI/1-RY HAP FALLEN. and iiutttering of the old man, Did Dr. Busatti, in the abstraction permitted to science under similar cir cumstances, realise that Malta could boast of no heiress of the Sicilian dol* lar to compare with the unconscious Dolores? Truly, "He who has gold, or a devil, can not hide it-" night Jacob Dealtry rallied slio-htly from stupor, and gazed at' ly at Lieut, Curzon, who stppd at his bedside, while Dolores knelt, liolding his cold hand•'Janaes.," he articulated, half won* dtsrragly, mistaking the officer for his son long dead. Then his glance sought Polores. '•The Andalusian," he murmured, and once more closed his eyes. ^n hour later his breath exhaled in these words. ''Too late!" The following summer Mr. Ford, the clergyman w »th a weak chest preached a sermon on the landing- of St. ?.aul at M^lta to We own parish church. „,,.,. Among the edified listeners were bride, formerly Miss Ethel Symthe, Mrs, Griffith, Capt. FiUiBgham his wifo. . The morning service captain walked with Mrs, Griffith through the churchyar^ ja the direc- Jf tho Vicarage, "Qur A Remarliftblo Fpnfc An account is given of a remarkable feat accomplished for the Bonseeours Spinning works at Nancy, namely, increasing the height of a chimney about one hundred feet high by some thirty feet additional, without stopping the works a single day. Owing to the power being augmented, the existing chimney did not give sufficient draft for the'greater number of boilers, and one or two alterations were involved —either to build a new chimney alongside the old one or to raise the latter still higher. An expert by the name of Bartling offered to increase the height of the standing chimney without any interference with the work of the mills, and, aided by another man equal to the occasion, the contractor proceeded to fix a series of. light steel ladders to the chimney by means of iron hooks driven in between the courses of the bricks—erected a pulley at the top of the chimney and a flight of seuil'olding all around, and then, having lowered the cornice surmounting the chimney, successfully built on to the top at the rate of about four to five feet per day. Expensive Substitute for Emory. Tho extensive adoption of carborun- dum— a crystallized carbide of silicon —as a substitute for emery for abrasion purposes is to be noted. The change is due to the greater efficiency of the new substance—that is, it has been found that twice as much work can be accomplished by a brass valve grinder with one-eighth ounce of carborun- dum in one day as could be effected with any amount of emery; against this, however, is set the difference in price between the two articles, and also" the economy of the workman, carelessness on the part of the latter involving- too much waste to make the i> cf carborundum possible. In the mauer of glass cutting, tests have shown that the same amount of work can « e performed in one-quarter the leii'M M of time required when working on 'i'.u-a steel or chilled iron. Asa substitute, too, for diamond dust in polishing diamonds, interesting- results have followed the use of this carbide. An instance cited is that of a new lap, and therefore absolutely free froni diamond powder, being- fed with the carborundum powder, and which, in twenty minutes, restored the facet of a damage/1 diamond. One of the chief features of the substance is its preparation in a crystalline form, and new suggestions as to its industrial and chemical application are constantly being made. A When Queen Victoria was on her W ay to Florence, divers dignitaries assembled at the station to greet her. \Vhile waiting they observed a man of modest appearance, who strolled up and down beside them, and whom they tookfov a journalist A»d sniffed at as bftvtesr BO right to be so near. A station official cui'Uy ordered him back, find the stranger obeyed with a mild and courteous i TU station official and the civic digni* I taries were yeady to weep when the train rolled up and the queep, alight* ing held out her hand to the stranger with a delighted explanation. He was the duke of Saxe'Meiaiugea. The difference between, genius and talent is that the f ornjep is a perpe> Hal, never,fa,W»g tystoei the letter is merely a cistere that has to be filled up from tim.e to tto e ' what bftve yo A $300 HORSE FOK $50. big cities of 10 or 15 per cent over tho figures that were realized a year ago. Probably this advance has not been felt as yet by many breeders of horses, and indeed there are few breeders loft now, but those still iu the business will begin to hear the good news pretty soon, and the increase of prices will be continuous for some years to come. "When the trolleys and the cables took possession of the street railways, said this dealer, "almost all demand for horses of any but the fancy types disappeared. What little demand was left was fully supplied by the animals discarded by tho railroads. If there had been no other source of supply, there would probably have been no more decline in prices than was inevitable because of the general depression, but the breeders had large numbers of horses on hand and were generally in such a financial condition as rendered it imperative that they should realize with out delay. Consequently the inflow of horses at the big cities, where the chief markets ara located, was in nowise diminished, and tho result was a tremendous oversupply. "In tho early part of 1804 the ruling prices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia and elsewhere were so low as almost to make sellers weep, and many breeders went bankrupt. I myself saw scores of horses sold for §50 and $00 apiece that a few years before would havo been worth $200 and $300 each, while well worn horses that still had considerable service in them would fetch not one cent more than their carcasses were worth to bo worked up into such materials as in ay be produced from defunct equities. In New York the prices of such horses ranged from $5 to $7 a head, and nowhere else were they much better. In many places, where there are no facilities for the utilization of horses' carcasses, woruout animals were good for nothing but to consume, provender, and consequently thousands upon thousands were killed simply to get rid of. them. "At the same time breeders all over the country decided to get out of the business, and in order to do this rushed their horses to the market with all possible speed, being fully prepared to dispose of the animals at whatever price tuey could got, no matter how great the sacrifice/ This of course congested the market still further, and prices went down, down, down. At present it is safe to say that fully wine.teiitha of those who bred horses five or sis years a«o have abandoned the business, entirely. This may not bo true with regard to the breeding of trotting stock, al* though a large number of these have also turned their attention to other lines, but it is jnoro than true of the breeders of every other sort of horse. If such a general revolution in this industry bad taken place a few years' ago, the demand would have outrun tho supply long before this, and prices would already have advanced to very high fig- O BcrGOC Ctiis ui XIJUJL.I..»VM v>M** ~« ^ lot the propulsion of ordinary vehicles over ordinary toads aiid pavements. All the businesses 1 have indicated will have to be continued, however, and horses must be had to carry them oil. The demand Will be Iwa than it used to be, of course, but as tho supply Will be practically nonexistent it is perit-otly clear to me that the latter will exceed the former, and that prices must go tip. I think it is safe to assert that by 1000 horses will bliiig exceedingly high figures, for b£ that time the present working stock of the country Will be practically wortt out. In fact, I . belieVo the tfnitod States will bo utterly tillable to furnish its owa hotseS five years from now. Since talking With this man I have heard tho matter discussed by a number of others as Conversant as he is with the situation, and the general sentiment seems to be that his vieW of tho future of the horse business is quite correct. Down to the present, however, although there has been a slight advance of prices . as to certain grades, mentioned at the beginning of this article, the business is still stagnant, and half worn horses are being killed for their hide^etc., in great numbers in all tho largo cities. It is a very common thing to see a little tug in tho harbor of New York puffing its way toward the ocean towing a big garbage scow a large part of whoso load consists of the carcasses of discarded horses which a few years ago would have sold readily at from $20 to $80 a head and would have been used for*the hauling of peddlers' wagons, the delivery wagons of the smaller groceries, laundries, etc., instead of being sent to dreary Barren island, there to be converted into green hides, soap fat, fertilizing phosphate, plasterers' hair, pigments, raw material for buttons and other artioes of bone. There have been stories from the west of surplus horses being shot clown upon, the prairies of extensive breeding ranches and left there to rob. From Indiana and other central western states it has been telegraphed that horseflesh has been used for food in quantities because of its exceeding cheapness. Whether these things are still going on 'is not known to the writer, but if the views that have here been quoted are correct the slaughter 'of horses still fit for light work, simply to get rid of them, will soon stop, and it will not be very long that any horse not wholly decrepit will bo in danger of being turned over to the bone boilers. Quito interesting, in view of the general situation, aro the facts with regard to horses of trotting blood of tho better grade and especially those which have "BIG BONES. made records upon tho track. Prices for such animals, particularly the latter, have been and aro very satisfactory. There are two causes for this, one being the apparent fact that the season of 1895 is to be a remarkably good one, so far as trotting contests go, and the other the fact that American gentlemen drivers and coaching men havo tried the imported hackney horses and have found them wanting. It will not be very long before the place which it was .believed had been won permanently by the British animal as the favorite carriage, coaching and road horse in the United States will again belong to the horse of American blood. Perhaps this statement should bo qualified a little, because tho most satisfactory road and carriage horse in. many respects has been found to be one of about two-thirds trotting blood and one-third hackney. It is stated that tho adverse view of the British horse hero indicated has been adopted even by most of the very rich men who have invested their dollars so freely iu hackneys and the establishment of farms on which to breed ' them, and among the transactions in horses recorded so far this year have been many purchases of trotting horses for road and carriage purposes by snob well known former devotees of the hackney as Pv. Sewarcl Webb, W, K, Van* derbilt, George Gould, tho Havemeyers, John Jacob Astor and Others. : With regard to the trotting season soon to open, the most enthusiastip pra* djgtions are freely made, TheVpurseS hung up by various tracks throughout- Tho .country are unusually large, and tho entries are very numerous. If it shall chance, as many trotting mgo^w and trainers believe it wUli that we record is broken before snow flies, the sport will receive a new impetus, whose influence will undoubtedly be felt for gome years tQopmj, It is realized? J?0w» ever, thaiti the. present regard, of '8;Q§jP6j beld by Alibis BO> s«, f firing-IP beat- Jf it is bested, the horse that ag» oowpHshes the seemingly iwpowiwo will HP doflbt be as popular fl Maud B ia the day of her. sw&tert and way even exceed "Trilby" as IH the saeantiw pspwinwi ju, way of proving hja.pkn.ey n»cT, ON THE uves, but TO THE BONE railroad horses are stUl , ing supplanted by the wire in the air the wire rope underground tfcQ of fcno cUs-yarded 1 attiwiaJs fwl ife^ m^iuJHg s*°o k °* t he breeders have sp fa? t>eei) sufficient to fes®P * h ° wvkefc from, running sj^ort. — ' will wtQctftluue always, hew, w je time wjll Qome, th,a« jnpst people gxpeof jfe the number pf 4is°ai?4wi a ut * *S*K J&rge, massive gray ting reco?4 of only UUQNYU . . a$U#S'*a au,4 there j»rg {.jjfig|f 0 H hard roadg tjie wi<Je tire acts as i roller wri prevents SWUyWg.. 0« the wide tire is a 4i8tl«o$ ajmu. hettw

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