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TH1 13EB M01NE& ALGONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JtTW 11, OIITIUC-HT fly RflXD.M'N/Ul.f «C« CII\rTER V.—Continued. In the lowest hell sinners were seen ttov.cn in ice, with only their imploring heads and arms above, and stretch- Ing their hands in vain agony toward the urea from which others as vainly stt ore to reach the ice. n While at the very bottom was seen the three-faced Lucifer, author of all this endless agony. , Now imagine with all this, the skillful use of colored lights, unearthly (sounds, stage illusions and visual deceptions managed by the best dramatic experts, and it may be seen that "Infernal 'Regions" was hardly a misnomer. And into that scene were ushered the half-witted boy and his friends. Mr. Gust had ventured to permit Joe •to witness this exhibition not without misgivings; and before going into the (special audience room he had taken the lad through the museum proper, where he had been delighted with stuffed birds and beasts he had never seen. On entering the region of the Inferno it was found, however, that while others were horrified, Joe was so far unable to appreciate the scene that he laughed outright at what he called the "big devil," and thought all was the greatest "fun." A few minutes .after entering, Joe, who had been cautioned and had carefully kept his hands off the bars, stood toying -with the medal suspended by its silver chain from his neck. He dropped the medal, still attached to its chain, upon one of the bars. Quick as lightning an. electric shock struck him to the floor as dead! The charge had been too great and came near being fatal. 1 n the alarm and confusion which followed Mr. Gust retained his presence of mind. With the aid of Mrs. Gust he carried Joe. down one story and into the private room of the proprietor, Mr. Doifuille. That gentleman understood tho case at once. He stripped Joe of his clothing, doused him with cold water, laid him upon a bed, rubbed him violently with flannels, and when he revived, a few minutes later, covered him with warm blankets and enjoined rest. After breathing and the blood's circulation were established the poor boy was carried to the street, placed in a •carriage and taken home, lie was perfectly limp, and, it was feared, paralyzed. In a brief time Dr. Ross was calk d, who watched with Joe, administering restoratives, until morning. About midnight Joe began to move Ms limbs.' "There will be no paraly- "MOTHER. " sis," said the doctor, much to the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Gust, who had not been out of the room. Soon the sufferer groaned a little, in a low tone; and at length he opaned his eyes, and looking round curiously, said; "Mother?" • "Here I am, Joe," said Mrs. Gust. "Are you better, Joe?" ' "Where is my papa?" said the boy— mot appearing to observe Mrs. Gust. "Here, Joe—I am here," said Mr. Gust. But Joe said in a tone of disappointment; "I want my papa. Where are the horses?" Husband and wife looked inquiringly at each other; and Dr. Koss said exTiltingly: "It is a new birth! Jle is born of the lightning; I expected it at some time, and it has cooie like a thunder-clap. Henceforth Joe will return to himself as before the tornado bereft bis senses. I will retura at ft this niorning. In the meantime, treat your charge as among new-found friend*—as if the catastrophe at tue^milldam had j|ust occurred." And the'doctor went but, happy at the boy's apparent restoration, and proud of hi.s own frequent prophecie that such, would be the event in the fci&tory of ^Yb.ut ho tonncd ''the boy with the double life " Thq SC.BO& which occurred in Ijo.u.rs a.ro beypad $* e power of cned brain was readjusting its co- ordinations to the conditions of four years ago. Mrs. Gust comprehended the wise by intuition,and she bent herself to win the lad's affections. anew. With a tear struggling to fall, she said: "Your modal says your name fs Little Joe?" ' "Yes, ma'am. Is my msdal' safe?" said Joo, drawing it out" by the chain with a smile of relief. "Where is my papa?" "You and your papa were thrown; into the water by the tornado;" The boy mused a moment in i ilence; and then as his eyes filled with tears, said: "Did my papa drown?" "Poor, dear boy! Your papa was drowned." ' After a little while Joe appeared to understand his bereavement, wept silently and turned his facs to the wall. Mrs. Gust .siiid no more, and soon after the lad fell into a heavy sleep. Then occurred a low consultation between the foster parents who loved the boy so well, and had done so much for him. They were, satisfied that some great change had been wrought in their young charge, and they were naturally very anxious as to its results. Was that newly-aroused consciousness so .strangely induced, to deprive them of their ward and restore him to his natural parents? That was most probable. And while they regretted tile prospect of losing him, they rejoiced at the boy's good fortune and the prospective re-union of' some loving mother with her long-lost son. While this conversation lasted, Joe still slept; and as Dr. Ross had warned them to let him sleep, they dropt into silence, Directly the boy waked with a start, as if from a troubled dream, and exclaimed: "Mother!" "We are here, Joe," said Mrs. Gust. Joe made no response, but after a short interval asked if he could have his breakfast: "Tell mammy, please, I am hungry." "Do you mean your mother, .Joe?" asked Mrs. Gust. "Mammy is the black woman," said Joe; "but I forgot, you do not know mammy." Mrs. Gust did not understand this; but her husband comprehended the boy, and inquired: "Did you live where there are black people Joe?" "Yes, sir." "Well Joe," said Mr. Gust, "you have been eating with us for nearly four years, and this lady has been your mother, because we did not know whore to find your own. She will get you some breakfast." This talk of four years' residence among these strange people iu a strange city was too much for the lad's still confused memory, and he lapsed into silence. But the breakfast roused him and he ats heartily. Shortly afterward Dr. Iloss came in. Joe knew him as having been present during the night, and he politely asked when he could get up. "Just us soon as you feel able," replied the doctor. Then for the purpose of testing the full significance of the change which had occurred to Joe, he asked. "What time is it, Joe?" "I have had my breakfast, sir," replied Joe, at the same time looking round the room for a clock. "Joe is no longer a living time keeper," remarked the doctor to Mr. Gust. Then he said: "Joo, please let us see your medal." The boy felt for it in his bosom, drew it out and exhibited it still with the chain on his neck. The doctor read the inscription: "'Little Jos: June 20, 1813.' My dear boy, you ware 11 years old yesterday; and your new birth came on tho anniversary of your advent into the wprld,—a remarkable coincidence." "My mother says I am 7 years old, sir,' 1 said Joe politely, but much mystified. "But that was four years ago, my sou. Look at yourself and see how you have grown." The boy looked curiously at himself —large and well formed even at eleven years—smiled, but not knowing what to say, said nothing. Then the doctor undertook to give the lad such a state- meat of events in his history for the past four years as he supposed might be understood—dwelling especially on th,e kind treatment he had received at the hands, of his foster parents. In a. few days Joe was up and about in his usual vigor, but in » mental condition wholly changed. He soonlaarnet! to love his kind friends, and to call them father and mother. But so far, nothing he could tell as to past memories fc.ivw any light uron his true parentage, or their place of r.'h'denoe. Ue remembcied Uis. mother by no other he heard h's pap i o Hod ; Iwvd a £ lijjn l»y pa city? new, ajp4 <'W l m^ at "The Hotel," but -where thai was hd did Mot know. As ft last rcsoH Mr. Giut published a brief r.tate- ftient of these facts, and hoped thus to reach the lad's friends and to restore him to his home. But if this nbtieo ever reached Gray Sulphur hotel* it fell into the hands of Sain lilnke nnd was by him destroyed. But fill efforts to find Joa's home and Intult-ed failed: and he remained n permanent member of Mr. Gust's family. After all hop? of discovering* Joe's pui-entige had bacn abandoned, Mr. Gust adopted him as his son with lognl forms, and thenceforth ho and his wife lavished upon him all their love and meniiFj in educating and training Win for a noble innnhood, of which ho- gave such promise. It was found that the boy had been taught to read a little by his moth«r, though he had never been at school. He learned with rapidity,grew in manly traits as in stature, and gave promise of mtiny admirable qualities. And so; for the present, he will bo left to the kindly care of his adopted parents. ME MAGELLAN, HOLY WfeEK WITH NEW CAN PEMlTENtS. MEXJ- to trltftftid—jfooir a tic* Scourg-ed nhil t.vtt lUppdltis by Frentied Itellglottlnti—Not a Word of Complalut Do Tlmy Utter. CHAPTEH VI. CHAHLKY MUMKU AXU IHB DAUOJI- TKK. Wliriw™-' OR TWO MONTHS or more I had been in diligent correspondence with the Amcricahs of New Mexico in search of some definite information regarding the services of that most fanatical of all secfe border a, the Pe ui t on tea, Scant success rewarded my efforts. It was therefore with strong doubts as to tha ultimate success of our expedition that onr little party of four, two ladies and two men. left Denver on Tuesday morning of holy wcelc for the "Land of Toco Tiempo." Wednesday noon found us at the forlorn station of Tries Piedras, with the wind blowing hard and bitterly cold. However, full of confidence in the efllcacv of our multitudinous ulsters, mackintoshes, sealskins- and steamer rugs we climbed into the open wagon which there awaited us for our thirty-Uve- milo drive across the open prairie to the little town of Taos. Six hours were consumed in this drive, and down thei* backs, where de«p cuts had been Mnde with pieces of flint or glass. Ihe day %*as cold, And the exposure to the wind of the chill March day would in itsel? under 1 fl*» ditoary cirtfiimstftnces have been bMitai punishment to most mortals. Tho field was covered with'*rank growth of thorn-cactus, sage-brush nttd stones find these blindfolded'men must have suffered untold agony as their bare feet were pierced and' bruised at every step. Halting until the line had closed 1 Vtp, the leader theti started again at n alow pace, ftml the two mcft who were stripped to the- traist commenced' to apply to their backs fierca blows with the cactus Whips which they carried in their hands. At every other step-the whip was brought first over one' shoulder, then over the other, and at every blow sank deeper and deeper into their already torn and bleeding bodies. So sharpAvero these ncedlelike"disciplirias" that it was only by a strong effort that they could bo •wrenched from out their bed of flesh. Not a murmur nor a sound, however, escaped from the lips of the flagellants ns they walked along in their slow and terrible march. Frequent stops were made, during which the blows fell even more rapidly, till it seemed an eternity before • the cross at the other end of the field* was reached. Wo estimated that at least f.OO of these self-inflicted blows were- administered in this journey, and 1 not in a single instance could we discover any falling off in their severity. Arriving finally at the cross, the entire party fell on their knees and coniinued nil mo I* O U T T IT 13 year 1831, and previously,a liidy named Dc\vues kept :i "Young Ladies' A <vii de- my" on Sixth street, between Main and Will:nut. It WIIK something better thsm CO £>~ > ^ most of the schools of that day, with similar high-sounding titles. Mrs. Dewees was learned in English literature and belles-lettres, drawing, water color painting and ninny little- urts considered essential to female education in that day; and many of Cincinnati's mammas scut their daughters to Mra, Dewees to "finish thoir education'" and receive the wonted accomplishments. Among tho inmates of the academy at this thru-, was a young woman who-did not board in the house, but at home in the city. She was about 10 years old, of fine figure and proportions (though esteemed too- voluptuous in form for pmv, beauty, by other handsome girls),u light brunette in complexion, with dark hah 1 — almost black, arid falling gracefully about her temples and neck in easy curls; eyes black as a coal,, which sparkled like diamonds; a face full of vivacity and beaming with love; and a mien which should have won the regard and respect of her companions at school without exception, lint it did not, though the girl was without a blemish herself and pure as a snow flake. But her father—"Old Charley Molier"—did not have a reputation of that sort, though no criminal act had over been legally traced to his hands. He was reputed to be rich, and that made the society of his daughter Vivette at least supportable; though it was not known how much money tho old Frenchman could command, how he got what he hud, or where ho kept it. He had formerly deposited nis cash in the old "Miami Exporting joinpany's bank;" but on the very day before that famous bank stopped payment and closed its vaults on all depositors and bill-holders, Molier had drawn out his money as if forewarned, ind had then put it—no one knew where. But the evidences of continued wealth were still shown in the education and outfit of his beloved daughter. She wore the best and most costly attire (modestly made and without useless oiuainentation), and always in good taste; and no means nor money was spared to give her tho be.st education the city could afford,—including- music, embroidery, painting, and the French language, and literature. But Yivetto, while not a member of the highest caste in the school, was a special favorite of Mrs. Dewees and of the other teachers. They were not disposed to visit the sins of the father upon the daughter; and Vivetto's personal character, and her devotion ;ind success in her studies won both approbation and esteem. Many of Vivette's noble traits had been inherited from her mother, who died during the daughter's childhood; and Vivette had herself been the mistress of her father's house for a good many years. Toward her father she was most dutiful and devoted. And now that daughterly affection was about to be tested in a painful manner. It was known that during- the war, while the noted and unfortunato embargo of President Madison was in force, Molier had purchased a flat-boat load of pork which had been immediately afterwards reduced in value, by the embargo; that he had insured the boat and cargo for full value, and that the boat had been "sunk in the Ohio under suspicious circumstances and the insurance money collected by Molier. Now, during an unusually low sta,ge of the river, the boat had been found, with a large augur-holo in her bottom. This discovery caused a groat outcry; and some of tho girls in; the academy (through envy chiefly), insisted that Mrs,. Dewees should dig,- chivrgo V|vetto Molier frojn the school. fahe declined, and ii$*i,}t » do?en, of ,j^e 9yev-righteou.8j.eft, . ' . A few day* at 1#r th was. bu.i-n.ed, and, 10 KESCO& RELIEF LAND. to O. Vfyatif, thft fn*nttat« to Suit for tlirt Expert* to ftntfcfts «lth lore Christmas. fi«* meni was made afc •, the monthly nneet«i ing o* the " PROCESSION OF every moment the wind blow more end more fiercely, causing suffering which before the end came had become simply exquisite; Taos and its- immediate neighborhood enjoys a population of probably twelve hundred Mexicans and but six Americans. One of these latter, a physician^ had been my correspondent, and shortly alter our arrival he called on \is in person, greeting 1 us with an air of hospitality and freedom, which seemed thoroughly in accord with his huge irama A native of New York city, and a graduate of one of its best medical colleges, he drifted to Taos some four years ago, and since then has risen to high favor with all the Mexicans for miles around, by reason of his ability as a physician and surgeon and au intense personal PENITKOTE CHURCH AT TAOS. magnetism. From him we learned that in all probability we would be able to see the Penitents at their best on the following day by driving to the Itanchos de Taos, four miles away. Accordingly, the next afternoon wo etarteil out, accompanied b.y the doctor, a civil engineer, graduate o1 Lehigh unvcrsity, and a mining man from Montana. The road to Kanchos de Taos lee along the foot-hills of the Sange de Cristo range, until, climbing a steep hill from a little settlement of mos ancient-looking adobes, we came t< the top of the mesa. Here a most un expected view met our eyes. Abou four hundred Mexicans, men, women and children, were drawn in straight line, extending from a smal adobe hut at one end of th field to a large cross stand ing about a quarter of a mile away Scowls and angry glances were di rected at us from all quarters aa w< drove along seeking a point of van tage, and calls to turn back were sen after us as we drove beyond the lin which they had formed. We couh not approach the line of march close than 135 feet, and here we halted ou horses to await developments. No an American was to be seen outsid of our wagon, and the fact that ou presence there was most unexpecte 1 and unwelcome was plainly indicate 1 by tho gathering together and low toned consultations which immediate ly took place among the natives. Within a, few minutes a, small ban of men was seen to emerge from th adobe hut, headed Vy one carrying 1 cyucitis upright before hica. Directly behind, him came another, playing weir4 ^n4 feolejnn June pn a, aod, flowing then} were FLAGELLANTS ON MAUNDY-TUUKSDAY. their mournful chant, while the two scourgers, as though their endurance had not yet been fully tested, commenced to move around in a wide circle about the cross, still on their knees, and still applying this awful knout. When they had completed this, tho lino of march was again resumed, and as the procession passed, the on-lookers involuntarily closed up slightly to obtain a nearer view. Weak and exhausted by this time, but ostill bring- ng that terrible whip to fall n their quivering and bleeding acks, they repassed us at lie same slow and painful walk. We ore then very close, but it was im- ossible to use our camera a£ this ange.as the Mexicans were all around nd about us. So terrible had been he punishment administered, and so harp and knifoliko were the whips, hat tho entire covering of Hash had torn off, leaving the bones of the ibs exposed tp full view. As soon as this party had entered the door's of the morada, or Penitonte louse of worship, another and much arger one started on the same pil- rimage. In this second party, imrae- liately following the chanters, cama wo men stripped and masked like the others, but bearing on their shoulders crosses about fifteen feet in ength. made of rough timbers twelve nches in diameter, weighing, I should udge, between 300 and 400 pounds. As this procession started, at the ;ame pace adopted by the first, two men armed with whips took their places ichind the cross-bearers and at every >tep applied vicious blows uponi the naked hacks of the men in front. Fol- ovving them came a party of eight lugellauts, and behind them about a dozen rough, uncouth, unshaven Pen- tentes, carrying in their hands and elevated in front of them primitive and uncouth figures of all the saints in the litany. Again the cruel blows resounded across the silent field, for not a sound was heard, save; the occa- itAucrros DE cal club that an expedition,. , to be ktiovfn an tht» , 1'oury Auxiliary &X* I peditlon, will soon' , sail from rfew ¥orfc' for Newfouhdl&fiA The'party wtll consist of BefetJ'p^r*' eons. Lieivt Peary, before leaving? Philadelphia, deposited funds and in*' structlons wit.lt Prof, Angelo HeJlprltt,-, covering this relief project. ; The leader of. the party will be Henry G. Bryant. They expect to retich' 8t Johns, Newfoundland, in time to leave* that port In th* Falcon, Which they will there find awaiting them, oiv July 4i The first stop will be at Ood« liavn, on what; ir» called Dlska islandj , In North Greenland This Is a Danish' settlement, and recognition of tho ex* peditioii'by tHo officials at that polntt will bo secured throngh tho state de» ' partment at Washington. Continuing north, Melville bay wittf be crossed as qulukl'y as the c> uditioni of the ioe will permit, and Cape York visited. From; hero the run will be- direct to -Peary headquarters at fiou- doin bay, in Inglofieldgulf, in latitude' 77 degrees »3 minutes north. They calculate to rcaoh- this harbor by July 25. ; ; Lieut Peary nnd 1 bis companions, are not expected to> return to this point from their long sledge trip through the ice-floes until'- the last of August. ln<tho meantime the Falcon will be otnployed'in original research. Tho Baffin i bay shore of Ellebmere i land will ho explored for some trace of tho young Swedish explorers Bjorling and Kallatenius, whose schooner was wrecked* on Carey Islands in tho summer of 1802, and who left a message on these- islands, which was recovered by a Scotch whaler in October, 1S93, stating that they proposed to seek refuge among the Eski- ' mos of Ellesmere land. Jones' Sound will also- bo explored. for a greater distance than has yet been attempted, and the effort made to map out tho 300 miles of unknown coast-lino forming the northeast shore of Jones' sound and the western border of Ellosmero land. This triangular area of 100,000- square miles; cnown as Ellesmere land, is one of tb* largo territories the outlines of which have not yet been determined; A tribe of, Eskimos are- said to inhabit this land who have not BO far come in contact with explorers. The Falcon will be back and expects ;o reach Philadelphia with the Peary A FI-AOBttANT THE DAY AFTEH SCOUKQED. sional chant, Every head was uncovered, and the aspect of the spectators during the passing of the procession wa,s most reverential- All the way tQ' that far-off cross the former scene was repeated, and upon the return Q| this party we tried to perij«stuatfi. th< EXPI.ORKTl BRYANT. party before Ghristmaa Dr. Axol Ohlin, a Swedish naturalist, representing the friends of BJorling and Kali- stenius, will accompany the Auxiliary expedition. Henry G-. Bryant, was bom in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on November 7, 1850. He te the son of Walter Bryant, a well-known Pittsburg merchant. Young Mr. Bryant, graduated from Princeton college in 188$, and after studying law in the office of Hon. Robert N. Wilson of Philadelphia, graduated from the law department. of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1880. He has been an insatiate traveler. In 1884 and 1886 he visited the northern countries of Africa. Subsequently- he employed much of his time in hunting trips to the Kooky mountains, In, 1801, with Prof- C. A- Kevaston, he- started north to Labrador, penetrated a distance of 350 miles Jpland from tho coast, reached the Grand Falls' after many privations and hardships, and found their height to be 316 feet Mr. Bryant was second in conttaan4 of the Peary relief expedition sent out by the Philadelphia, Academy p| f&rtu. val Science in 1803, under the .leadership of Angelo IJeilprin. Upon his* return from his trip Mr. Bryant jsib* listed a volume on Labrador. He i» yow secretary of the Qeogr»phi«aii club of Philadelphia. A MI«ld<*ctlnB Statement, Until we evolute to the state we can perform miracles, OF can on the conditions an.4 peculiarities the lobster, we can any of our lost faeBltteg reproduced, as new, The $9^0? wKv ' ' " r --- ' ° - of m

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