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Algona, Iowa
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fftft BKttJBliiOAtf, ALJrfltAi fdWA, WEDJCfcSDAt, .WJTfiS «8< "i said tfotniftg to frighten her," toy lady protested. "Nothing fit all," 1 answered. For how sin ild tho announcement that my real name was Cln'ddo terrify Mistress Anno Brandon nearly out of her sense*? "Well, no," Master Bertio agreed, hla thoughtful- face mofo thoughtful than usual, "so fftr a:S I heard, you said nothing. But 4 think, my dear, that yoxi had better follow her and loarn what It is. She must bo 111." The duchess Sat down. "I will go by and by," she said coolly, at which 1 was hot iftUch surprised, for I have always remarked that women havo less'sympathy with other Women's ailments, especially of tho nerves, than have men. "For tho moment I want to scold this brave, silly boy here!" sho continued, looking so kindly at me that I blushed ggain and forgot all about Mistress Anne. "To think of him leaving his home to bo- come n Wandering squire of dames merely because his father Was a—Well, not quite what he would have liked him to be! I remember something about him," sho continued, pursing up her lips and nodding her head at us. "I fancied him Qcad, however, years ago. But there! if every one whoso father were not quite to his liking left home and Went astraying, Master Francis, all sensible folk would turn innkeepers and make their fortunes." "It was not only that Which drove mo from home," I explained. "The bishop of Winchester gave ine clearly to understand"— "That Coton was not tho place for you!" exclaimed my lady.scornfully. "Ho is a sort of connection oi yours, is ho not? Oh, I know. And ho thinks he has a kind of reversionary interest in the property! With you and your father out of the way, and only your girl cousin loft, his interest is much moro likely to como to hand. Do you see?" I recalled what Martin Luther had said about tho cuckoo. But I havo since thought that probably they both wronged Stephen Gardiner lu this. He was not! a man of potty mind, and his estate was equal to his high plnco. I think It moro likely that his motive in removing mo from Coton was chiefly tho desire to use my services abroad, In conjunction perhaps with somo remoter and darker plan for eventually devoting tho Cluddo property to tho church. Such an act of piety would havo been possible had Sir Anthony died leaving his daughter unmarried and would certainly have earned for tho chancellor Queen Mary's lasting favor. I think it tho more likely to havo been in his mind because his inability to persuade tho gentry to such acts of restitution— King Harry had much enrlohod us—was always a sore point with tho queon and more than onco exposed him to her resentment. "The strangest thing of all," the duoh- ess continued, with alacrity, "seems to mo to bo this—that if he had not meddled with you ho would not havo had his plans in regard to us thwarted. If ho had not driven you from home, you would never have helped me to escape from London nor been with us to foil his agents." "A higher power than tho chancellor arranged that!"'said Master Bertio emphatically. "Well, at any rate, I am glad that you are you!" the duchess answered, rising gayly. "A Cludde? Why, one feels at home again, "and yet, "she continued, her lips trembling suddenly and her eyes filling with tears as sho looked at me, "there was never house raised yet on nobler deed than yours." , .. ., ,., ,,.,. .. "Go, go, go!" cried her husband, seeing my embarrassment. "Go and look to that foolish girl!" "I will! Yet stop!" cried my lady, pausing when sho was half way across tho floor and returning, "I was forgetting that I have another letter to open. It is very odd. that this letter was never opened before," sho continued, producing that •which had lain in my haversack. "It has had several narrow escapes. But this time I vow I will see Inside It. You give me leave?" "Oh, yes," I said, smiling. "I wash my hands of it. Whoever tho Mistress Clartnco ta whom It is addressed may be, it is enough that her name Is Clarence! We have suffered too much at his hands." "I open it, then," my lady cried dramatically. I nodded. Sho took her husband's dagger and cut the green silk which bound the packet and opened and read. Only a few words, Then sho stopped, and looking off the paper shivered. "I do not understand this," she murmured. "What does it mean?" "No good, I'll bo sworn!" Master Bertie replied, gazing at her eagerly. "Bead it aloud, Katherine." "'To Mistress A B . I am advertised by my trusty agent, Master Clarence, that he hath benefited much by your aid in the matter in which I have employed him. Such service goeth always for much, and never for naught, with me. In which belief confirm yourself. For the present, working with him as heretofore, be secret. and on no account let your true sentiments come to light, So you will be tho more valuable to me, even as it is more easy to unfasten a barred door from within than from without,' " Here the duchess broke off abruptly and turned on us a face full of wonder, " What does it mean?" she asked, "Is that all?" her husband said. "Not quite," sho answered, returning to it aud reading: " 'Those whom you have hitherto served havo too long made a mockery of sacred things, but their cup Is full, and the business of seeing that they drink It Jleth with me, who am not wont to' bo slothful in these matters, Bo faithful aud secret, Good speed and fare ypu well. But sho was, fof H wo'man, ein- fiulady t»uthfnl and confiding, and $ha saw nothing. I looked at Master Bertie. He seemed puzzled, discerning, I fancy, how strangely tho allusions pointed to Mistress Anne, but not clnring at once to draw the inference. Sho was his wife's kinswoman by marrlaRo, albeit a distant one, and much indebted to her. She had been almost as his own sister. She was young and fair, and to associate treachery and ingratitude such as this with her seemed almost too horrible. Tlieti why was I so clear sighted as to read tho riddle? Why was 1 tho first to see tho truth? Because 1 had felt for days a vaguo and 111 defined distrust of the girl. I had seen more of h«r odd. fits and caprices than had tho others. Looking back now, 1 could find a confirmation of my idea In a dozen things Which had befallen us. I remembered how 111' and stricken she had looked on the day When 1 had first brought out the letter, and how strangely she had talked to me about it. I remembered Clarence's interview with will show' him no naefby not grace if I evot have him under my feet. I will crush him ns 1 would an fidtfer, though I bo crushed next moment inyself !'* Sho was sweeping With that Word from tho room and had nearly reached the door before 1 found my voice. Then I called out, "Stay!" just in time. "You will do no gnocl, madam, by going!" I said, rising. '"You wi!l not find her. Sho isgono." "Gone?" "Yes," I said quietly. "Sho left tho house 20 minutes ago. I saw her cross the market place, wearing her cloak and carrying a bag. I do not think sho will return " [CONTINUED.] —not Dymphiia, as I had then thought— but, as I now guessed, Anne, wearing her cloak. 1 recalled the manner In which sho had used mo to persuade Master Bertio to take the Wesel Instead of the San ton road. No doubt she had told Clarence to follow In that direction, if by any chance wo escaped him on the Island. And her despair when sho heard in tho church porch that 1 had killed Clarence at the ford! And her utter abandonment to fear—poor guilty thing!—When she thought that all her devices had only led her with us to a dreadful death! Theso things, In tho light in which I now viewed them" wero cogent evidences against her. "Ifc must have been written tosomo one about us!" said the duchess at length. "To some one in our confidence. 'On our sido of tho door,' as ho calls it." "Yes; that is certain," I said. "And on tho wrapper ho styles her Mistress Clarence. Now, who"— "Who could It havo been? That Is tho question wo have to answer," Master Bertie replied dryly. Hearing his voice, I knew ho had coino at lost to tho same conclusion to which I haci^Simped. "I think you may dismiss the servants from tho inquiry," ho continued. "Tho bishop of Winchester would scarcely write to them in that style." "Dismiss tho servants? Then who is leftf" she protested. "I think"— Ho lost courage, hesitated and broke off. Sho looked at him wonderingly. Ho turned to me, and gaining confirmation from my nod began again. "I think 1 should ask A B ," he> said. "A B ?" she cried, still not seeing ono whic. "Yes; Anno Brandon," ho answered sternly. Sho repeated his words softly and stood a moment gazing at him. In that moment sho saw it all. She sat down suddenly on tho chair besido her and shuddered violently, as if sho had laid her hand unwittingly upon a snake. "Oh, Bichard," she whispered, "It is too horrible!" "I fear It Is too true," ho answered gloomily. 1 shrank from looking at them, from meeting her eyes or his. I felt as if this shamo had como upon us all. .Tho thought that tho culprit might walk into tho room .at any moment filled mo with terror. I 'turned away and looked through the window, leaving tho husband and wife together. ''Is it only tho name you are thinking of?" she muttered. "No," he answered. "Before I leftEn'g- land to go to Calais I saw something pass between them—between her and Clarence —which surprised me. Only in tho confusion of those last clays It slipped from my memory for tho timo. 1 ' I see,'' sho said quietly. '' The villain!" Looking back on tho events of the last week, I found many things made plain by the lurid light now cast upon them. I un- "One thing is quite pjoar," said Master Bertie slowly, "That you and I are the persons whose cup Is full. You remember how you once dressed up a dog in a rochet and dandled it before Gardiner? An$ it j§ PUP mutter in whlph Clarence is enj- Ployed, Then who Is it who has been op, operating with hjm. »nd whose aid Is pf sp mu<?h value tp tym?" 14 'Even, Bl it }g easier,' " I muttered thoughtfully, " ! tp unCastena barred dpoj? i'rpm'within than from without.'" What was it P? wMpjj that strange sentenge reminded me? 8a.| I had Jt, Qf t#° $\8h* OB which WP hag fled from Master' J4na* strom's 1 houp9] when M^tress Anne had fceejj gei?p<3 with tflajf P04 8t of p,ery,erae- ness an,d had aUwpst ppened the dppj 1 lopfe- ing upon the river i« spite o| all I could •• pr dp. It wag o| tt\flt M)P Bjntenca ie- "Johnnie" and Sta tTsefnl Cane. I. CONVENTION REPUBLICAN LEAGUE ITS WORK. COMPLETES HE POUMbED StONS. AN ELECTRIC ContMt Over ihe SiHr*r Question A* oldtcl by a Constitutional Inhibition-General JtcAlpln Elected President and Cowling of itfinnesotn, Secretary n. kji V= JT C III. st. J. Of the CLEVELAND, June 22,—The convention of the national league of Republican clubs has adjourned, and the delegates have fretnrned to their homes for the most part. The convention lasted three days, the first day was devoted to temporary organization, appointment of committees, •welcoming speeches and the address of the retiring president. On the second day a president was elected in the person of General McAlpin of New Yotk. The delegates were also entertained by a speech from /0tou. Warner Miller of New York. ' The hard work of the convention was done by the resolutions committee. There was every prospect of a hot fight over the silver question if a resolution touching on the subject reached the convention. There were those in the committee who insisted that if silver were ignored all other issues must likewise be let alone. A compromise was finally made in the committee by present) ag the following: "YHiereaB, Sec. 13 of the constitution of the [Republican League of the United States says: 'This League shall not iu any manner endeavor to Influence the Action of any national, state, county or municipal convention.' The delegates of the Republican League of the United States, in convention assembled, do hereby renew their allegiance to the principles of the Republican party and pledge their best efforts for the success of the candidates of that party, believing that this convention has no in- *v«!r-.-o. — -» • —Texas Sittings. Familiar. Parke— You have never seen my baby, have you? Lane—No, old man. But "I feel as though I knew him from what I have heard you say.—New York World. No Woodchopplng: Contest. "Not qu'.te," she answered. derstand how Master Lindstrom's vase had come to be broken when we were discussing the letter, whloh, Jn my hands, must have been a perpetual terror to the girl. I discerned that she had purposely sown dissension between myself and Van Tree and recalled how she had striven to persuade us not to leave the Island! then how she had Induced us to take that un- luoky road, finally how on the road her horse had lagged and lagged behind, detaining us all when every minute was precious, The things all dovetailed into one another, Each by Itself-was weak, but together they formed a strong scaffold— a scaffold strong enough for the hanging of a man, If she had been a man! The others appealed to me, the duchess feverishly anxious to be* assured one way or the other, The very suspicion of the existence of such treachery at her side seemed to stifle her, Still looking put of the window, I detailed the proofs I have mentioned, not gladly, heaven knpws, ov in any spirit of revenge, but my duty was rather to my companions, who had been true tp me, than to her, I tpld them the tr«th »§ far as I knew It. The whole wretofoei}, miserable truth was onjy to pe^ ppHie known to me later. "I Will gP tP per," the auchess sale] presen(;Jy,'r|B|ng frpju hep goafe ^ TT "My-dear!" her husbjmd or Jed, H<i JliS hand, and graspjng )}W iMsinediie?. "You will not'-'™ " "JJQ npt be ftfrfljaj" SOP replied go^ly as shestp.ppfidoyej.-jjjm and mgsea Ms fwe* hea<J s *}t is. « thing PftSt scoring, RjQliT a,rf, past iQVfl, and even. hppe, and gll b»t past pity- I will be mwlful ssjsye hone; m ' " ~~ " - reY«$,"AS'IPV teftt Mickey McDuff—Cassius FJaunigan, prepare ter die, fur wit one swipe of me trusty blade—aud if I miss yer dere won't be a treo lef' staudin in dis part of der forest. Mr. Flannigan—Say, Mac, did ain't no wooclohoppin contest, nor baseball gamp. Dis is a broadsword contest for points. Now. mark me! When I lends Marguerite Martin ter de altar, I'm go- in ter wear yer scalp fer n necktie, So, lay on, MoDuff, I'm durned if I kin ever take a bluff 1—Truth, , Miss Ethel Ingalls, The engagement of Miss JSthel In* galls, daughter of ex-Senator J, J. Ingalls, to Dr, Edward G-. Blair of Atohison, Kan,, is of great inter* est in the social circles of Wash- ingtpu, where Miss Ingalls was a famous belle during the last few years of her father's senators o,} service. Miss Ingalls is beautiful as well as well figure an4 «w<Js erect, beautifully ginoe her father's puj?iiQ life Miss Jnpli§ has U4 ft structions from the Republicans of the United States or jurisdiction under our constitution to frame party platforms, we hereby refer all resolutions in relation to public questions to the Republican national convention of 1896, with entire confidence that its action will redound to the prosperity of our people and the continued glory and advancement of the country." The proceedings of the third day were very tame. All week there were apprehensions of an embarrassing fight on the silver question, but nothing was disposed of in all the proceedings so quickiy or so quietly as that matter. The committee on resolutions had settled this matter by deciding to report that the League had no constitutional right to adopt resolutions, and its report to that effect was approved.. Constitutional limitations are sometimes in the way, but in this case the constitution was considered convenient by both factions. The gold standard men were not satisfied, but they could see no way to do anything better than •Adopt the Patton Substitute. •The silver men are elated. They say if free silver was not adopted nothing else was adopted, and that it indicates that the Republicans concede they cannot get along without the Western states. Although it could not have been done without a hard fight on the floor of the convention, the Western delegates expected to have an anti-silver resolution adopted over their protests. They claim to have received more recognition than they ever expected at a national Republican convention. It is well known that telegrams were received here from presidential aspirants and leading Republicans in all parts of the country, suggesting that any action on silver Would Be Dangerous. The local papers tried to interview delegates on the report of the committee on resolutions. The free silver men all expressed satisfaction and the anti- silver men, as a rule, would not express any opinion. Senator Thurstou of Nebraska, a leader against free silver, said: "The report was entirely consistent with the League organization, but I should have preferred a disclaimer of any authority or purpose to make a platform or commit the party, followed by such resolutions as would express the views of these assembled delegates on political issues. I am. in favor of improving the financial plank of the last Republican platform," To Make Tariff tbe Issue. The effort to divert attention from silver to the tariff as the issue continued during the day. The speeches in t£e convention, as well as at the banquet and elsewhere, were all in that line. When the Tippecanoes and other lQ<jal clubs went to the depot to meet Governor McKinley, the Iowa band of the Allison men headed the procession, There was every possible effort to njake the week of silver agitatipn end itt ft big "boom for the tariff as the issue of the Republicans. ^ PowMpg Is Secretary, After the question of resolutions, 4isposed of fhe election of a secretary was taien up and anite a lively time eastte^, Minnesota; presented, the same of M. J. Cowling and his n.on> ina,tiQ» was seconded- by a number of s- The silver we» were die* piajniing the nominations for bad closed. After consider- debate a vote was taken aud receive^ go many apteg i^ was wade unamwous \YjthQu$ Tke, ejection 9? ft tfeag^rej, referred to the executive oonjm,|$, »UiW p. w. flw fctnperftf tVillfatn fnts th6 Tonth Ott the Big Canal. HOMENAU, Jane 22.—Emperor William visited the armored cruiser Burik at 9:30 a. m. and subsequently laid the last stone of the Baltic and North sea canal in the presence of many thousands of spectators. The weather was brilliant. The scene of the ceremony was embellished by handsome designs in landscape gardening, and the lighthouse standing close to the spot showed the three bronze reliefs of Emperor William, Frederick II and William II. Under the relief medallion on Emperor William I is a black marble tablet, on which is engraved in gilt lettering: "His Majesty Emperor William I, laid the cornerstone of the Baltic canal on June 3, 1887, and accompanied his blows with-the hammer by the words: 'In honor of United Germany, to her perfect welfare, in token of her might and power.'" The light house and the block of masonry into which the emperor placed the finishing stone were surmounted by enormous scaffoldings rising in a semi-circle and affording seats for about 15,000 people. In laying the stone, the emperor said: "In memory of Emperor William the Great, I christen this canal the Kaiser Wilhelm canal." His majesty then tupped the stone three times, saying: ' 'In the name of the triune God, in honor of Emperor William, to the weal of Germany and the welfare of nations." The canal intersects the peuiuisula of Schleswig-Holsteiu, from Brunsbuttel, near the mouth of the Elbe river, to Hottenau, on the Kiel bay and opposite that city, a distance of about 59 miles. The entrance at both termini have been fitted with look gates for the passage of vessels both entering and leaving the canal. At the Kiel end the gates will generally be opened. At the Brunsbuttel end they will be opened in normal weather during flood tide for a period of three or four hours each day. Each of the gates is 27^ yards in width, and the space enclosed by its walls is 154 yards in length. The lowest possible depth at the Brnusbuttel end is almost 20 fathoms, and at Holte- uau a trifle more. The lock gates or sluices are operated by hydraulic power. The whole canal is lighted by electricity, said to be the longest distance in the world illuminated continuously that way. From Brunsbuttel to Rendsburg, a distance of about 87 miles, the canal runs northeast and thence on to Holte- nau, almost due east. At Reudsburg, vesels coming from Kiel, if they do not draw more than 10 feet, and are not over 130 feet in length, can pass through a lock into the Eider river and thus reach the German ocean. Larger vessels will have to follow the course of the canal. Trfat on iht, Bftrtfot-,1 Roafct. NANTASKET, Mass., June 24. — second trial of electricity ai a tnotifei power on the frrvntasket Bea-h division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad took place vnth z» much secresy a3 characterized' the first tests. The result ensures the successl of the experiment. The trial wn.9 with an electric locomotive specially geared for speed, and the small patty of officials who were aboard during the trip state that for three miles on the straight away track between here and Hull the locomotive travelled at an average speed of 80 miles an hour. They claim that A greater speed could have been attained had it not been for a hot box. Another electric locomotive was attached to A train of three passenger coaches and a heavy steam locomotive, the whole over 175 tons, and easily moved them at a rate of speed equal to that of a steam locomotive. The starting and stopping was especially prompt. The consolidated officials are greatly pleased with the tests. WISCONSIN'S JAG CURE. MANITOBA DEFIES. Premier Gieenwny's Reply to the Dominion Government Endorsed. WINNIPEG, June 22. —A vote ^ou the schooldebate was reached at 10:80 p. m. All the amendments were voted down and Manitoba's answer refusing to re-establish separate schools was adopted. As the debate progressed there was more evidence of fight on both sides, and reports from Ottawa that the French members there were trying to force the Dominion government to reestablish separate schools did not tend to allay the strained relations existing between the two factions. Mr. Prendergast's amendment that the house should reject Mr. Greenway'S' entire reply of refusal was debated It was in effect during the afternoon, a proposal that all the Privileges Held by Catholics under the old laws should be re-established. Mr. Meyers was the first speaker. He claimed that the house had always been'conciliatory and open to reason; still they offered no compromise; they said what they had done was just and right and they did not intend, to receive from it. Forsythe, Independent, followed Myers. He advocated a national school system as best for Manitoba, a province of mixed population. Mr. Cameron said that even if the Dominion parliament passed remedial legislation the Manitoba government will have power to amend and reject such act, The final vote on Green way's resolutipn, respectfully refusing to act on Ottawa's request that separate schools be reestablished, resulted 85 for to 10 against. ANNEXATION THE POUCY. Message of President Pole t« Oie Hawaiian Legislature, HONOLULU, June 17,—The first legislature under the republic was called together pn the Uth inst. and the presi* dent's message was read. It deals with many questions of Ipcal interest. In speaking of annexation to the United States the president says; "While the 'annexation p£ this country to the United States of America has not yet been accomplished it still remains phe policy of the goy* eminent', Its consummation will be earnestly gought ( with an abiding faith that such, a result will he of great lasting benefit to our country," two bills have been introduced JSQ f ar^-the new land law and supple* appropriations, WU» ofte item ~" is a settlement for prjnc gajulaui, $»e is to receive HQ9° ft frOIB i»g atoftt April I of the present year* *",r, will" " ' ' " First Application of a I,nw of the t.nst Legislature. WHITEHALL, Wis., June 32.—F. W. Bohn of Arcadia, this county, was brought before County Judge Odell and sent to the Keeley cure institute at Waukesha, under the provisions of chapter 203 of the recent session. laws of this state, for the cure of drunkenness, at the expeuso of the county. This is probably the first case of tho kind under the new law. The law provides that in cases where the person or his relatives are unable to pay the expenses, on application, the county judge may commit the persou to some institute in the state for the cure of drunkenness, to be named by the court, for a term not to exceed four weeks, and at the expense of not more than $180, to be paid by the county. The person may at any time thereafter repay the amount into the county treasury. No person can be committed more than once. DIVIDE THE JURISDICTION. The Dahotan Will Ho Sopumtod in A. O. U. W. Government. ABERDEEN, S. D., June 22.—The report has been received in this city that the supreme lodge, A. O. U. W., now in session in Chicago, has acted favorably upon the memorial for a division of the jurisdiction of the Dakotas, and July 16 is set as the day when such division will take place. At the late session of the grand lodge for the Dakotas, held at Jamestown last mouth, the election of officers was made very largely with the expectation of the result above named, and, consequently. South Dakota will be in full possession of the running machinery, whereas North Dakota will call a special session aud elect officers. A division of the membership will give North Dakota abotit 4,000 and South Dakota about 6,000. When the jurisdiction of . the Dakotas was set off from Minnesota sj^ years ago the two states contained --a, membership of 1,300. NO PROTEST AGAINST SATOLLI. Story of a. JLomlon Paper Washington. WASHINGTON, June 24.—An eminent Catholic ecclesiastic says of there- cent Rome cable to the London Standard that Cardinal Gibbons had presented to the pope a protest of tho American bishops against the continuance of Mgr. Satolli's mission in. the United States: "The American bishops have made" no such protest, and the statement that Cardinal Gibbons or any one else is its: bearer, is an unqualified falsehood. Having an intimate acquaintance with the purpose of the cardinal's visit to Rome I can assure you it had no reference to any question of really great importance. He had not been in Rome in 10 years, and as it is usual to make a , decennial visit the present time was chosen as opportune. Naturally, being with the pope for the first time in so many years, the ' whole range of church affairs in America will be gone over, including, no doubt, the success of the pope's special mission ,,m: America." OUR MINERAL RESOURCES, • '<Total Product for '04 Shows » DeoUp* Compared With '&3. WASHINGTON, June 24.—The annual,' government report on the mineral re-, sources of the United States for, tjje' calendar year, 1894, has been' Wtti- v pie ted. It was compiled under tjje.'ssp supervision of Dr. D. T, Day, chief p| ,)| the mineral divisipp of the States geological survey, and « on reports of many experts and agents,, The total product shows •'great decline from the ontp. n $ of due, the report says, mainly t, financial ponditipns, bu.t also to spe. 9] features which, affepted tbe neji' --— The most notable of, strife* of the. bitTHnteous accounting I$urpl7 for " creased production ft price for part oJ the yeay, price of silver is responsible fop the, creased production, , MBJ9I ^a.tly;\A|

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