The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 3, 1894
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vfe an PBS ALQOKA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. OOTOBBK. s, CHAPTER XIII.—(Continued.) the physical effects of the "sprinkle, 1 T'atner Ktn-ky could not feel sure. He t'craained silent, having learned by touch experience in religious affairs Viat in many cases nothing is so expressive as silence. Tne silence was intense. The aneurism, under its slight covering of snowy linen, throbbed audibly. Vivette moved gently to adjust the pillow under the patient's head; and, at that moment, Dr. Itoss came in. He did not disap- orove the religious rite, and it was fixed for the next day. Dr. Ross found his patient • no better: he had. not expected any improvement. Being pressed for <in opinion, he said that tlie aneurism had visibly enlarged since his last call, and might burst at ary hour. At these words her husband went to her side, where she sat propped up with pillows, threw his arm gently about her neck and said: •"Mary, the last anniversary" (alluding to tho recent re-wedding) "is past." His voice was low and loving, . and growing still softer, its tones came like child-sobs. "How poor a return 1 have made for all your love!" She pulled his face down and kissed 5iis cheek, already wet with tears that would not stay back. "J^ever one unloving word, Joseph!" •said she. 1 . The tumor throbbed violently. "You never gave me cause, Mary." The tumor throbbed more violently. "•'Joseph and Vivette be blessed as we have been!"'said Mrs. Gust now, as her adopted son came into tho room, took Vivette's hand in his and came close up. The tumor throbbed as if striving to overthrow some fatal resistance. Mary <3nst threw up her hands suddenly,aud with one great cough fell back upon the bed. Presently she said: "I am relieved." Dr. Eoss came forward, found tho tumor placid and the throbbing gone. "It has burst into her chest. She may live an hour at most." "Oh, Joseph!" (to her husband) "to think that the good Father lets me die so easy." "Yes, yes, Mary; and still knowing uie and all of us to the last!" The next hour about that bedside is sacred; words were a desecration. "God will demand no other baptism from Mary Giist," said good Father Burky as he went out. And death found the loving wife in the arms of her husband, and took her. The funeral was largely attended. .Mr. Gust had filled his place of city surveyor and engineer so long that he was widely known and everywhere •esteemed. The plain coffin which inclosed~the l>ody of Mary Gust was covered with, white velvet—an innovation directed by the Imsband, There was no crape upon the door; 'no symbols of mourning anywhere. The room where she lay was adorned with evergreens, and •rustic letters of / cedar twigs over the coffin, where she lay like ono asleep, 'read: "I am the resurrection and the Jlife." There was no sermon; but at the grave Father Burky spoke briefly of the home life of Joseph and Mary, and -concluded with these words: "And now, when this grave shall -open to receive the body of this temporarily bereaved husband, could 1 write the inscription on their tomb, it would be this brief history of their married life: "TWO ora» LOVEBS, JOSEPH AND IIAHY." A day or two after this sad fuperal, • ead to Vivette as if Mary Gust had been her own dear mother, a large •package came to the address of Vivette Molier, post-marked at New Or. leans. She hesitated about breaking 'the seal, lest it prove another appeal to her love from her cousin Adolf. When she had, at length, opened the package,she found a letter arid a document bearing the official seal of the state 'of Louisiana. The letter proved to be from the father of Adolf, whom ,she had never seen. It was affectionate and very sad, Adolf ftl olier was dead! Cholera had reached New •Orleans, and' Adolf, jn a s.econd attack, had fallen a victim. Her uncle -^detailed the five days' suffering of his son; his lamenta- • tions in the last hour over the absence of his cousin Vivette who had been his faithful nur&e in the former attack; and his son's dying de• claration that she was his one great regret on leaving the world. Then he , announced that Adolf, before dying had sent for an attorney to prepare a V/iU, and had clevj&ed to his cousin his . entire estate—a very considerable sum — and stated that 6he would find in- closed with a letter a copy of the will, certified uyder the laws of uncle at Kow Orleans. Her next thought was to write to her father also. But where was he? She did not know; and she must bear this sad intelligence alone until his return. It would have been most natural for her to communicate the reception of that letter and its contents to her affianced husband, so soon to be united with her at the altar; 1 but she resolved to announce the death of Adolf and not his loving legacy; and to make the latter a pleasant surprise to her husband after their marriage. When Gust heard of tho death of Adolf Molier, he was visibly affected. Ho had not, at any time,'felt such jealousy of Vivette's love as to think less of another for loving her; that was in his estimation, a thing to be commended; and not only on Vivette's account for the loss of her cousin but on his own, he felt much honest regret. But preparations for the approach- ng wedding went on; and he and Vive etc were awaiting Christmas day with bright anticipation. CHAPTKK XIV. now THE SUIT ENDKD; JOSEPH OUST AT GHAY SUI-.PHUB SPHINQ8; HAPPY AM, After Vivette Jiacl sufficiently recov- usual composure, ^he ^ryote 19 hey HEN THE KEN- tucky court was opened- for the trial of what was now well known as the Blake estate case, the judge on the bench after learning that the parties were ready for trial, inquired what was the point at issue. Mr. Colburn, attorney for the pretended Joseph Blake, stated the contents of the bill and petition at great detail, announced that the will upon which the suit was based had been properly proven, that it was acknowledged by the opposite party to be as claimed,—the last will and testament of Thomas Blake, deceased,—devising the estate to his grandson Joseph Blake, then in court present; and that the only issue was as to the personal identity of the said Joseph Blake. The opposing attorney, Mr. Clayton, admitted the will and concurred in the statement that the only question at issue was that of personal identity. The court then announced that under thai; state of affairs a jury should be called to determine that question of fact. A jury competent to try the issue was found with less difficulty than had been expected. In opening the case to the jury Mr. Colburn .-recited the history of the Blake family with much detail. He proposed to show that the claimant under the will had full knowledge of all the facts in that history in the most critical details, including essential facts known, only to the other members of the fa,mily; and that he well remembered one essential fact known only to two persons in tho world be- FIRST TO TESTIFY WAS JUDGE CBANE. side himself: those persons were his father, Jetferson lilake, a/,nd his mother, Myra Blake. And that this fact Was direct proof of the identity gf a medal givpn him by his grandfather TKomP-s Blake, the testator, which pedal had been in claimant's possession in England up to the present time, eyer since, the murder of his father »nd 14s own abduction to that country, .finally be announced that he should 'prove the identify of the knowledge, 9l respectable witnesses who recognized and well refcembered him. Mr. Clayton made no statement to the jury; said that he would show that while the medal shown by the claimant was genuine the claimant could not possibly have had it in possession in England; and that While many of the facts which he claimed to remember were correct, they 1 must have come to his knowledge itt some way unknownj and that the claim set up was fraudulent. Witnesses on behalf of the claimant Were then sworn—among whom was "Charles Molier." . First to testify Was Judge Crane- Anthony Crane^Ofie of the most respectable men in the county, , He really believed that he recognized young Joe Blake in the claimant, and so testified point blank. Half-a-dozen more of varying credibility and standing testified in the same manner, almost ns decisively as Judge Crane. Then the identity of the medal 'Was established by the silversmith, who made it. All the facts ns to the disappearance of Jefferson Blake and his son were taken as true, on the admission of the opposite side. Finally, Colburn offered tho testimony of Mrs. Myra Blake upon a single point. Mrs. Blake being a party nterested, tho opposing attorney asked Colburn to state nis one point. "I wish to prove by Mrs. Blake, may it please the court," said 'olburn, "that her husband on going away with his son on the jour ney from which he never returned, had said to his son half in jest and half in earnest: 'Joe. if robbers attack us, lide your medal in your shoe-/ that she lad not repeated those words to others, ind that the present, claimant had reminded her oi diem on their first mcet- ng, while accounting for his having a.ved that medal when his father was murdered " After a whispered conversation be- ween Sam Blake and Clayton, the atter announced tha,t they would adult that fact without calling Mrs. 5lake. The court now inquired of Colburn vhether he was through with the tes- imony in behalf of the claimant, Col- jurn said that he was, unless lie should .fterward decide to call Mr. Molier, a vitness who had already -been sworn, 'ho defense making 1 no o ejection to his, cou'rt acljourne.a fur ainner. Then the by-standers began to talk— nost of them surprised to find the laimant's oase so well sustained. ?hose who had before wavered now :egan to change sides; and those: who lad believed in the claimant now felt ure he would be declared the lawful eir. It really did appear as if Colburn iad made out his case, oad hat—so far as the proof went —the claimant was clearly the longest "Little Joe 1 ' Blake. One man, ac- ustomed to svistain his opinions by a vager. offered to bet $10 the claimant voulq win ins case. 'I'll take that bet, Reynolds," said in old lawyer of much experience. 'But you may knovvsomethingabout he case which I do not," said Uey- nolcls. "No, I do not," was the reply. "But know that Clayton is a good lawyer; ind when he declines to cross question uch testimony as that, it means something." When the pretended Joseph Blalcc went to the tavern for dinner, he was warmly congratulated by miiii who would not have noticed him before; and everywhere there were indications that the verdict of the public, at least, had been made ex parte, without waiting for the other side. In the afternoon, when the witnesses for the defense stood up to be sworn, thez-e appeared only Charles Molier— already sworn by the other side, and not examined—and John Drake, hotel keeper of Cincinnati. And Clayton announced that they had sent to Cincinnati by special messenger for another witness—not known as such until three days since; and that he would no doubt be present next morning. (TO nis CONTINUED,) Houston's Humor, Gen. "Sam" Houston was the orator for a frontier audience. "It used to be said," writes his biographer,, "that there were but two things that could draw out the people of Texas—a circus and Sam Houston." An illustration of his power to hush their noisy tuiv bulenee occurred in the Texan congress, during the discussion of President Lamar's scheme to conquer New Mexico. Among the flamboyant speeches which had been made about planting the Lone Star flag on the cathedral towers of Santa Fe, there was one, uttered by a young legislator, Van Zandt, which so tickled Houston's sense of humor that he thus replied to it: "A Tennessee neighbor once stationed his negro, Cmsaiy with a rifle at a deer drive, and told' him to shoot when the animal broke cover. The deer sprang out, but the rifle made no sound. When Cuesar was cursed for not shooting, he replied: ^ "'Massa.dat buck jump so high, I think he break-his own neck.' "So with my young friend Van Zandt; he jumps so high in his speech that he breaks his own neck, and it is not necessary to shoot at him." The conga-ess refused to authorize the expedition. Not Generally Kno\vn. Clown formerly meant countryman, and as' tho fashion of painting or tattooing the fuce lingered longer in tho rural'districts than in the cities, actors Jearno'd to give amusement by painting their faces and imitating the speech of countrymen. Curved stereotype plates were invented in 181i, but were little used for half a century alter that date. Since 3.805 they have cqme jnto general em. ployrnejit ip every j^ewepaiier olRce in |he counter whg^ ed^lpn* it frintea BBitest Bfe&aiE*essi' '-'i"". * < • **lv6 ttiilinfl Copies tot M Recbrda Frnnkpfl tins Mew* There is one industry which is not In the least affected by the hard times, says the Boston Advertiser. This is the record division of the government printing office, which has charge ot printing congressional speeches for dls- tributlpn. There fans never been a congress when the presses were worked so Incessantly for this purpose. Already over 6,000,000 speeches hnVe been sent out over the country under congressional f ranks, and the number Is piling up dally Until by the close of the- session It Is expected that it will far exceed any record which has hitherto been made. Tom Johnson alone gave an order for 1,000,000 copies of his speech on the Income tax in the tariff bill. Ho leads the record But in the number of speeches ordered by other congressmen Btifrows heads tho list. Over 200,000 copies of his tariff speech have been issued and ho has taken very few himself. Most of thorn have been sent to western farming constituencies by republican representatives. Rood's speech at the close of the tariff debate Is not printed by the government printing office, but by one of tho private concerns in Washington and this has just about equaled that of Burrows. There is a great demand for Wilson's speech on the Democratic side, and tens of thousands of ci>[iii's of the speech of Crisp have also been sent out. In the senate 20,000 copies of Senator Lodge's speech have gone out, many senators franking them to the college students in their Btates. Senator Merrill's speech is also in great demand, and the first speech delivered by Senator Hoar has gained a wide circulation. The efforts of Voorhoos and Mills, which opened and closed respectively the general debate In the semito, Iwvo boon drctilatd almost as widely by llcpubllcans as by Democrats. tie t« 14 ***** Old, 6 Fee* fail, Weigh* 830 Ponmla. A boy of gigantic! proportions, sucti as has never before been equaled by similar objects of curiosity, Is being exhibited to Berlin, says a writer in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His ntttae Is Carl Ullrich, and he was born in September, 1880. His father is a man of small stature, and his mother and their seveii other offspring show no unusual proportions. Up to his third year Charles grew normally; frohi that time on he took a spurt toward an unusually rapid development. He Is now nearly C feet tall and weighs 330 pounds. His head measures in' clrcuiti* ferettce 27 Inches. Hands rend feet are enormously developed, the tnidcllo finger of each hand being fn diameter the 'M Sonp Hubble 1'arfy. "Mamma! oh , Mamma! See what Phillip Jay brought, see It Is a piece of cardboard with a real pipe tied to it— what pretty blue ribbon. Bead it, luammu, quick!" As scon as mamma could explain to the breathless little girl that, la was an Invitation to play soap bubbles with her little friend Leuore Jay, that afternoon, she da no si off to show .her treasure- and tell her next door neighbor about it. Shu found she hail an Invitation too. Both children could scarcely wait for the time to pass until it was the hour for meeting at Lenore's. Mrs.. .lay prorldedd plenty of pipes and a bowl of soap suds on tho juiril wood floor of the dining room, and thero they merrily and safely amused lhomsolvea and Lou a, the baby, all the long, bright afternoon. A little before live o'clock, mamma'. ,T,iy and Phillip came In with cookies anil lemonade. Later,, as tho guests wandered homeward looking for flowers and ripo berries in the hedges and gathor- lug the sweet wild roses, thoy agrwxl that it was tho nicest party they >vern over at, for as they said, "soapsuds doesn't hurt calico and gingham. It didn't mutter if the pipes did break, and it was so much fun seeing who could make the biggest bubble.—Ella Rickotts. Electric Currents. There are many persons who talk very learnedly about electricity, and Boom to fancy that thoy have found out till about it that is worth knowing. In the face of ideas of this sort comes on an accident without precedent, indeed, ono that under ordinary circumstances would be cou»Ted Impossible. A workman, in oiling the machinery of a small electric fan—ono used merely for the purpose of cooling the ulr In a business house—accidentally touches the wire and is Instantly killed. The current that runs the fan is said to have scarcely power enough to glvo a gentle shock when touched. An electrician, who has recently been making; some important: experiments, has demonstrated that: by using 1 electricity in-« certain ^yay fifty times the current usually employed for executing criminals may be passed through tho human body without injury. Is it not possible, then, that very weak currents, under certain conditions, may possess power hitherto unsuspected? fhe mental havoc wrought by a long pursuance of the game known as "Anagrams"- is sometimes sad to contemplate. A young girl who had hud o, protracted struggle to transpose tho Words "Nice ham".in something else, at last asked eagerly: "Are proper mimes allowable?" "Never!" was tho emphatic response. "Oh dear what a shame!" exclaimed the. girl. "I thought I hnd found tho anagram for this old 'Nice ham,' at last. To be sure, I don't know as I ev,,T really knew anybody by tho name of MacHine, but it sounds as if it were some one's name, anyhow!" And without a thought of the domestic "machine" so dear to thrifty householders, or to any of the other machines so liberally advertised at fcyery turn, she swept the disappointing coir«bJi.ation into a heap, and begun her struggle afresh. -! . : — ..if t» Once, A newbpaper funny man has invented not an absolutely fresh, but a comparatively new joke upon a very old subject. : BJlss Timid was talking about her )wn nervousness, and her various night liar ins. "Did you fvor find a man under your bed, Mrs. Bluff?" she asked. ^ "Yes," said that worthy Woman. 'The night we thought there were burglars In the house I found my husband there." I'rceloua' — ,..„ the recent fighting on tho Kashmir frontier, when the British roops defeated the rebellious Hunzas, the natives used bujlots of garnets incased in lead. Tho British have preserved some of those costly billets 'as dearly-bought curiosities, The Kaja,h of Wvwza, who claims to be the direct descendant of Alexander- the Great, in- tpjlres o£ his chief injftister every morn,8* ''^M MMW wpnawju u» TFie Giant Boy. size of a silver dollar. Prof. Virchow, who has closely examined this juvenile monstrosity, states that all the bodily organs perforiA their functions normally, and that in till probability the giant youngster will surpass all giant men when he reaches his majority. Carl was a 1 bright and active pupil, at school, and converses Intelligently with his audience-}, although he has been in the museum but a very short time. Thero is just now a novel project on foot, and one that has already furnished some discussion as to possibilities in the same direction. This is nothing more OF less than building an island tv dozen' miles out in the A.tlan- tlc. Seventy feet below the surface of the* water• there Is a suitable a-ock foundation, oiuf xipon Oils there will be erected a group- of iron caissons, sixty in number,, and' upon these there will bo erected' a commodious hotel and pleasure-grounds. It has been suggested that the Ferris wheel principle of non-resistance' will apply as well to water-as to-air, and that skeleton piers and foundations will spring up on various rocky shoals off the coasts of fasli-- lonabio-resorts'. The projected summer resort is- off Long Island, outside of. the control .of itny government. Six OilincriiK in One. A sextuple photographic telescope has jUst been completed for the Yale observatories which may revolutionize the present astronomical methods and; lead to valuable new discoveries. Having six cameras Instead of one,the now telescope can cover a field in the sky equal to that which would be occupied by 2,400 mpons. With this wonderful gain of perspective not only .docs It seem probable that It may reveal new facts relating to meteoric heights, but that, it may cast now light upon the moon as a living world. Enlargement of the negatives of the Lick Observatory revealed last year the existence of a new lunar crater, and the Arequipa Observatory has discovered evidences of actual physical change-..—Buffalo Commercial. An Iron Ruilvi'uy An Asia Minor railroad, extending from Ismeed about slx.ty miles east of Constantinople 309 miles east by south to Antrnrn, Is built almost entirely of iron. The rails, sleepers 1 , telegraph; polos and bridges are of the metaL There are sixteen tunnels, the longest being nearly 1,500 feet from end to end. There are 1,200 bridges of iron, of hvhich material,an almost incredible amount was used',"' The greater.part of it was furnished by ;the great Krupp Hallway building in thi\t country, presents engineering dltficulUea that throw many of our own undertakings quite into the background. His Way of Putting It. Van Ishe—So she refused you? Ten Brok (sadly)—Yes; In fact, she told me to go to—(whispers). Van Ishe—Dear me! Why, I Ten Brok—That Is, she told me to ask her father, and, as he's dead, H suppose that's what she meant. HJ» jap» of Prohibitionist— Young man, seel? happiness elsewhere. There's a limit to the pleasures of a saloon. Toper— Air right, Dominlp, I'll go to a brewery. Uniform! ty< Robinson— Since Jlgly got a position in the bank he only wears one of clothes. Jones— What kind? Wan Pone, "They fought a duel these two/ 1 "Was.-eit^ev of'.tlienx b,m;t?;' "Yp8, tint seconds hurt t&eir feelings J 'believe by sonie vvide venmvUs ab oowU'ee." • the tuft tffli *" tot trt& kindllhg ftbdA pally ffom the forSsls 6t ,,., The trees, says ths Scientific* A can, ape first eut dowft attd trunks quaf-ter^a &ttd stifted fu proper lengths. 'Jfhe wedd istb% n carted to the coast, packed iBtd sftffi ing vessels and brought to f ' tlda, where it is bought up docks by the dealer's affd nt tured into kindliing wood* being i sawed ill to shdi't lengths, then ~'' through a steam Splitter whi tics the pieces to an" elevator", w"Me' in turn passes them along drops them into the delivefy ohs. The pieced 6t ti whieh are four feet slst inches _>{ff length, are first .sawed into and one<half inch lengths, the saWS-M used tor the purpose being thif Itfh IncHes in diameter, ontf-eigbth 6f\4n"Sf inch in thickness, having fifty inchl- and a. quarter teeth. These rfafyT make about 2,000 reVolutioflS' p6i* minute, the attendant being able td saw up about from twelve to- fifteen cords per day. The pieces* as fast as they are savred, are passed to a steam splitter. They are flrati placed end up on a movable endless-chain, which, by tho aid of two* hexagon, wheels and a ratchet wheelt which Is worked by an eccentric,' causes tho chain with the wood to> move, along under tho knives, which! pasa down through the pieces of wood, splitting each of them into a. dozen or more pieces. The knives are four in number and bolted into tho crosshead. Ifoey^ are twelve inches in length^ s-ixfl- inches in width and throe-quarter,V'* T ° of an inch-in thickness. The Icnlr&dr pass up and down,, a perpendicular, slide with a twelve-inch stroke,making about eighty cuts per min>.ite. The endless chain is twelve inches' in: width and passes over a wooden bod,, the top of. which is covered with- an iron plate which protects'.*! tho'chain from tho blows - of the>'' knives when striding the wood. At every downward stroke of tho knives at movable baarlne, which thekniwes pass- through holds the pieces-of wood! down firmly against the chalm. Withi the upward stroke it releases' t'hO'SpJit wood, which is moved forward about two inches at a stroke by> the: chain, which is worked, by tho'i-achet wheel and ecc entric. The pieces- of wood then drop down, into an elevator at tho end of tho machine and are carried off to the.'delivery wagons by a number" of buckets- bolted on a twelve-inch cotton; belt. Those buckets are eighteen Inches-apart,and are made of wooden strips, three inches in height and about, one and one-half inches iu' thickness. They are held in placa by being bolted to narrow iron strips on,the under side of the belt. The belt is about forty-five feet in length and travels about 1,003 feet per minute. Tho splitting machine cau cut about twenty cords per day. A delivery wagon holding about one cord can bo filled in about fifteen; minutest The wholesale price of?",! Virginia pino at the dock is from>|T to §8 per cord; tho manufactured T/ kindlincr wood brings from §1L to pei? cord. Not a Itaro IMotUoil. Eugomo Siyo'once ' took his soat'.ia the Freach chamber -of * )' the side of Victor Hugo, and, while /4 they were chatting together, a.bilL of eome kind was being discussed, Tfei When the measure was put to. tha vote, the poet, to Sue's great surprise,, L'ose from his seat and voted. "Did you hear what the speataar ,'$» said?"• asked Sue. "Not a. single,'}* 7 ? syllable of it," was tho reply, "Then, wjf how can you possibly vote?" "Oh,,.,-if that's easy enough. Do you see that v little gentleman with spectacles, facing youP" "Yes." "Well, it'she ., who virtually tells me which way to' 5| vote. As we are invariably of a v d!if* f«rent opinion, I remain seated, if be gets up, and when he remains 'seated, '51 I get up. He listens for both, of -—Argonaut. An J£xppnsive luxury. Tho practice of some' people of ,•, cooling off their houses In. the heafc'J of summer by the use. of hanxl hose '> is not beneficial to brick buildings, ,"| and is decidedly injurious to, " r ' ones. The clapboards are prevent the entrance of rain, but a continuous „,,,,„„ stream will force its way under- „ clapboard that is not absolutely- tight, and, enter-ing the wall n little mischief. The cooler- a becomes by such a process the apparent the injury^ It is espi destructive to old houses. .»,.„„ parties who had a, hose constantly,/ playing upon their roots in hQr weather soon discovered that it W8j|"i an expensive,'.luxury a,nd abandonelf the practice, ' ''•••' Still thu Won tier Grow*< One's surprise ai the fact two persons' voices are pepieg® alike ceases when 9»e is informe4' an authority on, the subject,, though there are only nine' pi' tones in the human voice, these the astounding number of 3,7, t 186,044,415 different BOURNS,' ,..,__ these fourteen direct musole§ njjgl duoe 10,383, and thirty direct m oles prpcluoe -173,741,823, while co-operaUon protege the tptal, above, fbe ValwB ot Tb,e master of one o( QUV eohpols w»s examining spnie w piece of ppptry which, to pvvparq the sigh,! all s»t<| it excellency bpy 4 t the Jwtfcw ,QJ4*Mi

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