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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 29, 1896
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CVfel TOgS'BOOK. s gave fne a stare of genuine sur* r—± "A mail On board? Whoever he Was, he had ho business there. 1 look ftfter the yacht myself." t)ewy's versatility was Uncanny. t fled to the railroad station. Soon •ttfter sis that evening f knocked at Mrs. Carlingforfl's lodgings In an un^ lattractive street of Bedmiiister, that -tlcattrftctive suburb. A small maid •opened the door, took toy Card, and •snowed me into a small sitting-room <in the ground floor. 1 looked about toe—a round table, a horsehair couch, •a walnut sideboard with'glass panels, a lithograph of John Wesley being res* cued from the flames of his father's rectory, a colored photograph- As the door opened behind me and a woman entered, 1 jumped back almost 4nto her arms. The colored photograph ^taring at me from the opposite wall above the mantel-shelf, was a portrait —a portrait of the man I had seen on board the Siren! "Who is that?" I demanded, wheeling round without ceremony. But if I was startled, Mrs. Carling•ford seemed ready to drop with fright. The little woman—she was a very •small, shrinking creature, with a pallid •face., and large, nervous eyes, like a Ihare's—put out a hand against the jamb of the door and gasped out: •"Why—why do you ask? What do you want?" "I beg your pardon," I said; "it was .merely curiosity I thought I had seen 'Jthefface somewhere." •"He was my husband." ( v 'lHe is dead then?" • ""Oh, why do you ask? Yes; he died abroad." She touched her widow's cap with her shaking finger, and then cov- (ered her face with her hands. "I was ribere—I saw it. Ah 1" She drew back tv. -sudden breath as if stabbed. "Why .do you ask?" she repeated. "I beg your pardon sincerely," I t-said; "it was only, that the portrait re/minded me—I thought—but my busl- •'inees fcere is quite different. I am «<eome about the yacht Siren which you jhave advertised for sale." She seemed more than ever inclined itto run. Her voice scarcely rose above G» 1884.1 t 1 —^—, though she was visitedj of colifS6» by the custom house oftlder and 606st guardj nobody asked for Certificate* and so the alterations in her were never 3 explained. She was laid up at once in the IT river, and there she has re* maiited." Certain structural peculiarities in the main cabin—scarcely noted at the time, but now remembered—served to eon» firm Mrs. Cariingford's piamly4old story. Oh my return to London that bight I hunted up some back volumes of Hunt, and satisfied myself on the matter of the Wasp and her owner, William Carlingf ord. And, to be short, the transfer was made on a fresh survey, the check sent to Mrs. Carlingford, and the yawl Siren passed into my hands. . All being settled, I wrote to my old acquaintance, Mr. Dewy, asking him to fit the vessel out, and find me a steady skipper and crew—not 'without some apprehensions of hearing by return of post that Dewy and Moss were ready and willing to sign articles with me to ctcer and sail the yacht in their spare moments. Perhaps the idea did not occur to them. At any rate they found me a crew, and a good one; and I spent a very comfortable three months cruising along the southwestern coast, across to Scilly, from Scilly to Cork and back to Southampton, where on September '29, 1801. I laid the yacht up for the winter. Thrice since have I applied to Messrs. fill hanck. No^ I'll tell jWtt all ii theffi was a gentlemaH ! Blake staying 6*6? at P<* t WlIHaffl tittl suinmef—that's ifouf miles Up tfaedSasti " '"My agents at F have full in- TStructions about the sale." "Yes, but they tell me you have the papers. I may say that I have seen the yacht and gear and am ready to pay the price you ask for immediate possession. I said as much to Mr. Dewy. JBu.t (the papers, of course—" •"Are they necessary?" •'tCertainly they are. At least the •certificate of registry or, failing jthat, some reference to the port of registry, If the transfer is to be made. I should ilso like to see her warrant, if she has one, and her sail makers' certificate. Messrs. Dewy & Moss could draw up •the inventory." WHO is THAT?" Dewy and Moss for a crew, and always with satisfactory results. But I must pass over 1892 and 1893 and come totals Bummer; or, to be precise, to Wednesday, the llth of July. We had left Plymouth that morning for a run westward; but the wind falling light towards noon, we found ourselves drifting, or doing little more, off the entrance of the small fishing haven _ of Penleven. Though I had never visited Penleven I knew on the evidence of countless picture-shows that the place THE SPANI4UD SHOT OIM DEAD, She still hesitated. At leng-tfc she «aid: "I have the certificate; I will fetch it. The other papers, if she had •any, have been lost or destroyed, She ssever had a warrant. I believe my ifansband belonged to no yacht club. I •understand very little of thes^ mat. She left the room, and returned in five minutes or so with the open docu- ent in her hand. "But," paid I, looking over it, "this a certificate of a vessel called the &:' _., . must explain that. I wished i theboat to change her parae .with tht? <Stew owper-r-her old name—it has associations—painful ones—'I sljould not i|ike anyone else to kno\v her as the Wasp." "Well," I admitted, "I pan understand that. But, see hero; she is en* tered as having one jnasf ai^d carrying «-cutter rig." >( She was a cutter ongjQaUy, My • fcusband had her lengthone|l io 1880, I >t,Wnk by five feet, and turned hey }nto '•% yawl. It was abrosd, at ^laiaga—" . *'A curious nort to cboos^." , you see, ($3 Ipng ago §a My h\J§ban^ u§(?d to, sny ejKj was 'for was well worth seeing. Besides, had I not the assurances of the visitors' book in my cabin? It occurred to me that I would anchor for an hour or two in the entrance of the haven, and eat my lunch ashore at Mr. Job's hotel, Mr. Job would doubtless be pleased to recover his long-lost volume, and I _had no more wish than right to retain it• Job's hotel was unpretending, Mrs. Job oUored me ham and eggs and, as an alternative, a cut off a boiled silver sido of beef, if I did not mind waiting for ten minutes or so,- when her husband would be back to dinner, I said that 1 wpuld wait, and added that I should b#tp]eas.ed to make Mr Job's acquaintance on liis returoi as I had » tricing message for him. About ten minutes later, while studying a series of German lithographs in the cojfee room, I heard a heavy footstep ip the passage and a koocU at the door; a,nd Mr. Job appearedi a giant of a man, with a giapt's girth and red cheeks, whioij he appeared to inflate as a preliminary of speeefc, "(iqpd day, MIN Jo,t>»" said i brisjdy, "I won't kepp yQW from your dinner, bu.t the fact is, I am the unwiUing cruardian pf a trifle belonging to you,," „„ I shpwed fc}m the visitpi's' bpofc. I thpugM fcbss roajj would hare had appples^ie fit thei-p QP *he sppt. fts • "' * — J J bft&viJy upeij ~ I nodded, 'MStaying w!|1l his Wife find one son, & tall yottng feil6W, ftfed abdtit twenty"6iie» m&ybd. ;f hey ctffl6 from up the e6tthtf^-=-M«^ WftS IhS place, hi Lancashire, and they had a •yacht with them, thttt they kept lit i»ort William harbor, attehared just fee* low the bridge. She would fee about thirty tans-Hi ? ery pretty boat* f hey had only on6 hired hand for crew j Used to work her themselves for the mdst part; the^ady was extraordinarily clever at the helm) or at the sheets either. Very quiet people they were.' You might see them most days that sum*, mer, anchored out ott the Whltin grounds. What was she called? 1?he Queen of Sheba-*cutter rigged-^quite a new boat. It was said after that the owner, Mr. Blake, designed her him* self. She Used often to put in to t*eii- leven. Know her? Why of course I'd know her, 'specially eonsiderin* what happened. , "What was that? A very sad case; it made a lot of talk at the time. One day — it was the 3d of September, *85—the day I spoke about—Mr. and Mrs. Blake and the son, they anchored off the haven and came up here to tea. 1 supposed at the time they'd left their paid hand, Robertson, on board; but it turned out he was left at home at Port William that day, barkin' a small mainsail that Mr. Blake had brought o' purpose for the fishin'. Well, Mrs. Blake she ordered tea, and while my missus waslayin' the cloth young Mr. Blake he picks up that very book, sir, that was lyin' on the sideboard, and begins readin' it and Ifilan'. My wife she goes out of the room for to cut the bread- and-butter, and when she comes back there was. the two gentlemen by the window studyin'the book with their backs to the room, and Mrs. Blake lyhi'back in the chair I'm now sittin' on, an' her face turned to the wall—so. The young Mr. Blake he turns round and says: 'This here's a very amusing book, Mrs. Job. Would you mind my borrowing it for a day or two to ; copy out some of the poetry? I'll bring it back next time we put into Penleven.' Of course my wife Bays: 'No, she didn't mind.' Then the elder Mr. Blake he aays: 'I see yon had a visitor here yesterday—a Mr. Macguire, Is he in the house? 1 My wife said: 'No; the gentleman had left his traps, but he'd started that morning to walk to Port William to spend the day.' Nothing more passed. They had their tea, and paid for it, and went oft to their yacht. I saw that book in the young man's hand as he went down the passage. "Well, sir, it was just dusking in as they weighed and stood up towards Port William., the wind blowing pretty steady from the south'ard. At about ixen minutes to seven o'clock it blew up in 'a suddenlittle siquall—nothing to mention; the fishing boats just noticed it and that was all. But it was reckoned that squall capsized the Queen of Sheba. She never reached Port William, and no man ever clapped eyes on her after twenty minutes past six, when Dick Crego declares he saw her off the Blowth, half-way toward home, and going steady under all canvas. The affair caused a lot of stir, here and at Port William, and in the newspapers. Short-handed as they were, of course, they'd no business to carry on as they did] 'specially as my wife declares from her looks that Mrs. Blake was feelin' faint afore they started. She always seemed to me a weak, timmersome woman at the best; small and ai]in':to look at." ' . ' "And Mr. Blake?" "Oh! he was a strong-made gentleman; tall, with a big red beard." "The son?"- "TooU after his father, only he hadn't any beard; a fine upstanding pair." "And no trace was ever found of them?" "Not n stick nor a shred." "But about this visitors' book. 7oxi'H swear they took it with them? See, there's. not a stain of salt water upon it." V . "No, there isn't; but I'll swear young Mr. Blake bad it in bis hand as he wept from my door." I said: "Mr. Job, I've l^ept you ai- ready too long from your dinner. Go and eat, and ask them to send in something for me. Afterwards I want you to come with me and take a look av my yacht that is lying just out&ide pf the haven." As we started from the shore Mr, ,lob, casting Uis eyes over the Siren, remarked: "That's a .very pretty yawl ef yours, sir-J.' As we drew nearer bg began to eye her uneasily, "She has been lengthened some five or sis feeV I eaid; "she was, a cutter- tg begin with," • ' »*tord help us!" then said Mr. Job,}« a hoarse whisper. "She's the Queen of Sheba. Td swear to ber r\w anywhere or tP that queer angle pf *— !Wf^ fth bid ya&hl dlsttfthli&d ahd rotting Ttt tn« Mef66y< bttt of afeStlfc tftg StrtriS IbfA, fend i &tfan#6f, fof & v'dty~ ft abd with hgf-^what he valued far t>ttt»fs! btit he iusvef cotnbleted t' at the ctistbffi n&iiSS. His flan was, If presseu, to es«6pe *W6sd afid esss his yieht eft as tbs Wasp and hlrnaelf M Mf. OaHihefofd. All thS while we lived at Pan William the Qiisefi 6f< Shebft wfcs kepi &fnftly brovlsldned fdf ft V6^« age 6f flt I64st thfee weekSj whsfi the n6- eeftsity 6f 6rt66k US quite sttddehiy^the nftttB of ft wan, Madguife, in the tlsltofs' book bf ft Btnail IflB at t»eiiieVen. We 16ft Petilereft at dusk that 6Venlng» and held steadily tip the ddasfc Until darkfleSa Then »6 tUfned ihS yacht's head, fchd ftttt straight aofoSS fdf Mol 1 * lal*! but the weather fccmttttuintf fine rdf a gdod fortnight (dUf first night ftt seft WftS the roughest in all this tiind), we changed euf ffllhds, cleared Ushaht and held right aofos& for Vlgo! thence, after rettotu&ltng, we cruised slowly dow'n the coast and through the straits, finally feaehlhg Malaga. There we staid and had the yacht lengthened. My husband had sold his small property before evef we Pof t William and had JHan&ged to Invest the whole under the name of Carllng- tord. There was ho difficulty about letters 01 credit. At each port on the way we had shown the Wasp's papers, and used the hatne of Carlingford; and at Lisbon we read In an English newspaper about the supposed capsizing of the Queen of Sheba, Still We had not only to persuade the Officials at the various ports that our boat was the Wasp. We knew that out enemies were harder to delude, and our next step wat* to make her as unlike the Wasp or the Queen of Sheba as possible. This we did by lengthening her and altering her rig. But It proved useless, as I had always) feared it would. The day after we sailed from Malaga, a Spanish-speaking seaman, whom we had hired there as extra hand, came aft as If to speak to my husband (who stood at th« wheel), and, halting a pace or two from him, jlf ted - a revolver, called him by name and shot him dead. Before he could turn, my son had knocked him senseless, and in another minute tumbled him overboard. We burled my husband In the sea, next day. We held on, we too alone, past Gibraltar—I steering and my son handling all the sails—and ran up for Cadiz. There we made deposition of our losses. Inventing a story to account 'for them, and my son took the train for Paris, for we knew that our enemies had tracked the yacht, and there would be no escape for him If he clung to her. I waited for six days, and then engaged a crew and worked the yacht back to F . I have never since set eyes on my son; but he, Is alt re, and his hiding is known to myself and to one mc.n only—* member of the brotherhood; who surprised the secret To keep that man silent I spent all my remaining money: to quiet him I had to sell the yacht; and now that money, too, Is gone, and I am dying In a workhouse. Ood help my son I I deceived you, and yet I think I did you no great wrong. The yacht I sold you was my own, and she was worth the money. The figures on the beam were out there by my husband before we reached Vlgo, to make the yacht correspond with the Wasp's certificate. If I have wronged you I Implore your pardon. YOUrS truly. . CATHKHIMB'BtAM" Well, that Is the end of the story. It does s not, I am aware, quite account for the figure I saw standing by the Siren's wheel. As for the Wasp, she long since rotted to pieces on the waters of the Mersey. But the question is: Have I a right to sell the Siren? -I certainly 'have a right",to keep her, for she is mine, sold to due form by her rightful owner, and honestly paid for.' But then I don't want to keep her. . [THE END.] fft an article Ifi Mfife Br fflfeitti iS 12 Mftcgfcf WtiL till* fttfifi „„ ftfttA fiHitdulal* Bctiv-H^ 6f8 'Well I0A tSft 16 td SO eimeeii Uf* fficitdls 1 advies !i !d'find ihe ihlfilffitift flttafltit^ ^hiell ettftbles a fflafi te a"a his dailjf wefk withdui Joss ai wsigMj fey e*j5efJniefit« and then habitually k&epWSt» In the inidet of the dietary cdufiseis of the refetafian'S on the Otto r eldfe and the raw'beei and het*wale¥ thedrista en the dther, it is Interesting to e6h» leffiplate the" possibilities bf the iiatlHg 6f the future, It IB probable that eat* ing in the 20th century Will be reduced ta the niittiniuni, and a century of 'so thereafter be abolished aitetfethei', if the present trend of eeletttifie dietetic discovery continues. I'he good bid feasts of Thanksgiving and Christinas are decried as barbarous indulgence 61 the animal appetite,' and it is only jiecessary to attend a-high tea of a social new woman or a debutante luncheon of a cooking-school graduate to find evidence of Jbhe ethereolization of the latter-day eating 1 . Up to date no table u'hote has advertised its dinner by the metric sytem, and no restaurant has served meals by tlie polid ounce. But Americans are a nation of dyspeptics, " the end is not yet. I'Ss^f^^*?""^"*^^^ m -«&ay*jgi&r*ss .tf i,-vJiife.: '3m •£>--', Til.- .i'VA-a irf? • ,' Vi ^ '"~ L * '"'i'-., <•Quick Bakers, Superior C0d& ^g^ " ^ a* • fittflA ' _» Mads tat variety ef styl«-*all Idnably fdod. • " -"i^ri A written guarantee with every otie* * "2*S"-1 Sale by C, M St, Louis R. R. CO,A$ A Second-Best Compliment. ' Marie—Mr. Quickly tells mamma that I'm an intellectual girl. I wonder what men mean when they call a girl intellectual? Mamie—They mean they can't find it in conscience to call her pretty.— Chicago Record. Nutshell Philosophy. Willie — What's the difflerence between a crank and a statesman, pa? Pa—A crank is a crank till he wins; then he is a statesman. A statesman is statesman till he loses; then he is a srank.—N. Y. World. TUK first English dictionary contained only nouns and verbs, the nouns .n <mo column and the verbs in an- In an Interesting Manner . OUR NEW STORY, A QUESTION ... ... OF COURAGE, • i "•«<. ^r,:* v ^ * ^'"^Mar A slew eS ftrn}n&ti9» cQBflrmed Mr, Job that my y»eb$ was np other thai* the last Queen of §beb&, leng$» ened and altered, |n rig, It ptF*' sue, top- I twr»ed baek^fe? id ,l?& y l n £ tbf fepaVto W$ to the MiUbay staflep tp.9te tl^W f Pi" ,Prtetp!i- Af riyjl^f tSerg rtgt. Ittealty'lSW fcWH» ftftepjny, !8t*pyfe w w*ft Mf»i?8T?,Uw& d « wy trw toM^JO^Meg%tfsWgiBffe . & Sb§ r ttKi'te«^§fi> |Woy«ftP§betoj UQJWijg • WM iJteBW 'ap;hir TO?^, *»W*?WSRH»( ^f-i/fm^y^ '7T t 4«8BiHK^^m^^. «» m j r i«4l y ., £:##& HOME LIFE AMONG RED MEN. Plains Indians Have Little Idea of the Refinements of Civilization. It was storming hard and getting colder,' and I was ahead setting the pace, when, about three o'clock that afternoon, I came upon a log hut, and two trails that bore away in different directions, writes C. W. Whitney, in Harper's Magazine. I wish I, could have photographed the scene which slowly materialized from out of the darkness as I stood on the earthen floor •within the cabin while' my eyes grew Accustomed to the changed conditions. 1 On entering I could distinguish only the flre in one end, before which squatted a couple of Indians and a squaw, but gradually ttoe shadows lifted, and I found myself for a few moments busily engaged in shaking hands with Indians aa fast as the new light revealed them. It was a> very small cabin, barely ten teet square,,I should say, with a parchment-covered hole in the wall for w.'n- dow, and a door which demanded a bowed head of every visitor. I do not know how many Indians were in that hut, but I recalled wondering how they arranged for sleeping, us ther«- seemed hardly *paee for them to sit, much lees be' down. 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