The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 10, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 10, 1895
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tlPJPBK > CON AN cigar. It was after dinner, ahd through the opeti Frettch window Of the dining room a clear view Was to be had of the tennis court and the players. A set had just been finished and young Charles Westmacott was hitting up the balls as high as he could send then! In the middle of the ground. Doctor Walker nnd MftRNAflONAL MOIN88: ALGOttt, IOWA, '^ ' ' v -^ -i , K 1 -',' •' . JPLf 10> th*mV i! it hot a monstrous cofl* tetition?" *he adlHlt-al chuckled. ".You are like •dfie ot these phonographs, Walkfef*' 1 said he; "you have had all this talked Into you, and now you are reeling 1 It ore again. It's rank mutiny, every word of it, for man has his duties and woman has hers,,but they are as separate a* their natures are. 1 Suppose that We shall have a Woman hoisting her pennant on the flagship presently, ahd taking command of the Chanhei squadi-onY' "Well, you have a woman on IJie throne taking command of the whole nation," remarked his wife; "and everybody Is agreed that she does it better than any of the men." The admiral Was somewhat staggered by this home thrust. "That's quite att» other thing," Said he. "You should come to their next meeting. I am to take the chair. 1 have just promised Mrs. Westmacott that 1 will do so. BUt It has turned chilly, and It t)0ffll Bf THE MOftS HORRIBLE «ECItALS OF the fctoorfthtHtt f olietfeM <if 'ftUtotiiet ftaftked tfaoi* Victims to ft«*«* ftntnett Them Aitfc — *i»IU of the CHAPTER 111.- Admlral Hay Denver, did hot belong to the florid, white-haired, hearty -•school of sea dogs which Is more common in' works of fiction than in the- navy list. On the contrary, he was the representative of a much more common type which Is the antithesis of the conventional sailor. He was a thin, hard- featured man, with an ascetic, acqui- llne cast of face, grizzled and hollow- cheeked, clean-shaven with the exception of the tiniest curved promontory of ash-colored whisker. An observer, accustomed to classify men, might have put him down as a canon of the church •with a taste for lay costume and a coimtry life, or as the master of a large public'school, who joined his scholars dn their "outdoor sports. His lips were tlrm, his chin prominent, he had a hard, dry eye and his manner was precise and formal. Forty years of stern discipline had made him reserved and silent. Yet, when at his ease with an •equal he could readily assume a less <iuarter-deck style, and he had a fund of little, dry stories of the world and Its ways which were of interest from one who had seen so many phases of life. Dry and spare, as lean as a jockey and as tough as whipcord, he might be seen any clay swinging his silver-headed Malacca cane and pacing along the suburban roads with the same measured gait with which he had been wont to tread the poop of his flagship. He wore a good • service stripe upon his- cheek, for on one side it was pitted anct •scarred where a spurt of gravel knocked up by a round shot and struck him thirty years before, when he served in the Lancaster gun battery. Yet he was hale and sound, and though he was fifteen •years senior to his friend the doctor, he might have passed as the younger man. Mrs. Hay Denver's life had been a very broken one, and her record upon land represented a greater amount or endurance and self-sacrifice than his •upon the sea. They had been together for four months after their mai-riage, and then had come a. hiatus of four yoars, during which he was flitting •about between St. Helena and the Oil Hivers in a gunboat. Then came a blessed year of peace and domesticity, to' be followed by nine years, with, only a three months' break, five upon the Pacific station and four on the East (n- dian. After that was a respite .in the shape of five years in the Channel squadron, with periodical runs home, and then again he was off to the Mediterranean for,three years and to Halifax for four. Now, at last, however, this old married couple, who were still almost strangers to one another, had come together in Norwood, where, it their short day had been chequered and broken, the evening at least promised tn be sweet and mellow. In person Mrs Hay Denver was tall and stout a bright, round, ruddy-cheeked still pretty, with a gracious, matronly comeliness. Her whole life was a round of devotion and of love, wh.lch was divided between her husband, and her only son, Harold. with face, This son it was who kept...them, in the neighborhood of London, for-the admiral was as fond of ships and-of salt water as ever, and was as happy in the sheets of a two-ton yacht as on the bridge of his sixteen 'knot monitor. 1-Iad he been untied the Devonshire or' Hampshire coast would certainly ; have been his choice; There was Harold, ho'w- ever and Harold's interests were their chief care. Harold was four-and-twenty now. Three years before he had been «taken in hand by an acquaintance of his father's the head of a considerable flrm of stock brokers, and fairly launched upon 'Change, His three hundred guinea entrance fee paid, his three sureties of five -hundred pounds each found, his name approved by the committee, and all other formalities complied with, he found himself whirling round, an insignificant unit In the vortex of the money market of the world. There, un- tler the guidance of his father's friend, he was Instructed in the mysteries of bulling and of bearing, -In the strange \isages of 'Change In the Intricacies of carrying over and of transferring, He learned to know where to place his clients' money, which of the jobbers would make a price In New Zealands, and which would touch nothing hut American rails, which might be trusted ivnd which shunned. All this, and much more, he mastered, and to such purpose that ho soon began to prosper, to retain the clients who had been recommended to h}m, and to attract fresh ones, But the work was never congenial,'He had inherited from his father his Jovo of the air of heaven, his affection for a manly and natural existence. TO act as middleman between the pursuer of wealth nnd the -wealth which he pursued, or to 'stand as a human barometer, register- Spg the rise §n.d fall of the great mammon" pressure in the markets, was not , the work for which J>r,ovjdence bad .'placed those broa,d shoulders $nd strqng Jlmb.8 upon his well fcntt frame, tt\a tiftFk. i?pen face, too, -0th his straight 'preplan nose, well'opened brown eyes, and round, black curled bead, were ail "ihflss pf a man w«« was. fashioned for active phypicai work- 'M ea *»whJJ e he ' ivals-pppular with his fellow brokcf'S. rer ^pteptH by W a ollenls- an ^ beloveil at •tow?- hut hia spirit w.a.3 regtte^s within, • • '8 ohaf S f Urr,QUU,(}in,SS .^^flfiiY^wuijy'. 040 fcyetUns. ft s. Mrs, Westmacott were pacing up arid down the lawn, the lady waving her racket as she emphasized her remarks, and the doctor listening with slanting head and little nods of agreement. Agabist the rails at the near afcd Harold was leaning In his flannels talking to the two sisters, Who stood listening to him with their long dark shadows streaming down the lawn behind them. The girls were dressed alike In dark skirts, with light pink tennis blouses and pink bands ott their straw hats, so that as they stood With the soft red of the setting sun tinging their faces, Clara, demure and quiet, Ida, mischievous and daring, it was a group which might have pleased the eye of a more exacting critic than the old sailor. "Yes, he looks happy, mother," he repeated, with a chuckle. "It Was not so long ago since it was you and I who were standing like that, and I don't remember that we were very unhappy, either, It was croquet in our time, .and the ladles had not reefed In their skirts quite so taut. What year would It be? Just before the commission of the Penelope." Mrs. Hay Denver ran her fingers through his grizzled hair. "It was when you came back in the Antelope, jitst before you got your step." "Ah, the old -Antelope! What a clipper she was! She could sail two points nearer the wind than anything of her tonnage in the service. You remember her mother. You say her come into Plymouth Bay. Wasn't she a, beauty?" "She was indeed, dear. But when I say that I think that Harold is not happy I mean in his daily life. Has it never struck you how thoughtful he is at times, and how absent-minded?" "In love, perhaps, the young dog. He seems to have found snug moorings now at any rate." "I think that it is very likely that you are right, Willy," answered the mother seriously. "But which of them?" "I cannot tell." . "Well, they are very charming girls, both of them. But as long as he hangs in the wind between the two it cannot be serious. After all, the boy Is four- and-twenty, and'he made five hundred pounds last year. He is better able to marry than I was when I was lieutenant." . "I think that we can see whloh it Is now," remarked the observant mother. Charles Westmascott had ceased to knock the tennis balls about, and was chatting with Clara Walker, while Ida and Harold Denver were still talking by the railing with little outbursts of laughter. Presently a fresh set was formed, and Doctor Walker, the odd man out, came through the wicket gate and strolled up the garden walk. "Good evening, Mrs. Hay Denver," said he, raising his broad stray hat, "May I come in?" "Good evening, doctor! Pray do!" "Try one of these," said tho admiral, holding out his cigar-case. "They are not bad. I got them on the Mosquito Coast. I was thinking of signaling to you, but you seemed so very happy out there." < "Mrs. Westmascott is .a ve'ry clevsr woman," said the doctor, lighting tho cigar. "By the way, you spoke about the Mosquito Coast just now. Did you •see much of the Hyla when you were Is time that the girls were indoors. Good night! I shall look out for you after breakfast for our constitutional, admiral." The old sajior looked after his friend with a twinkle in his eyes. "How old is he, mother?'' "About fifty, I think." "And Mrs. Westmacott?" "I heard that she was forty-three.' 1 The admiral rubbed his hands, and shook with amusement. "We'll find one of these days that three and two make one," said he. "I'll bet you a new bonnet on It, mother." little disceffttnefit 8S tftt fcltt ef the ¥ utMiefc IfdSpi to $& celts thai the Kofds tore fiot w&ifiafS at am throwing fcff ail-dittblM, ihe ttMuatt 6t th& Stiikti eMfef 6d th§ ottet &fld g^Sfd ift' hftfld soUftded afid the cahfiofi b6bffleti. , With cf leS that We* 6 tfit68tis, tiUde^ anding nothing 66.V6 that aft aWflii calamus? was How upon theia, the eld villagers whd had beett left behind cAfne tumbling 6tlt of tfaelf hdttses as CHAPTER IV. / • . SISTEU'H BKCHP/r, ELL ME. MISS Walker! You know how things should be. What would you say was a good profession for a young man of 26 who has had no education worth speaking about, and who is not very quick by nature?" The speaker was Charles' Westmacott and the time this same summer evening in the tennis ground, though the shadows had fallen now and the same had been abandoned. The girl glanced up at him, amused and surprised. "Do you mean yourself?" "Precisely." "But how could I tell?" , "I have no one to advise me. I believe that you could do it better than any one. I feel confidence in your opinion." "It is very flattering." She glanced up again at his earnest, questioning face, with its Saxon eyes and drooping flaxen mustache, in some doubt as to whether he might be joking. On the contrary, all his attention seemed to be concentrated upon her answer. "It depends so much upon what you can do, you know. I do-.not know you sufficiently to be able to say what natural gifts you have." They were walking slowly across the lawn In the direction of the house. "I have none. That Is to. say, none worth mentioning. I have no, memory and I am very slow." "But you are very strong." "Oh, if that goes for anything. I can put up a hundred pound bar till further orders; but what sort of a calling Is that?" Some little joke about being called to the bar flickered up in Miss Walker's mind, but her companion was in such obvious'earnest that she stifled down her inclination to laugh. medieval and modern his* tory, should all their records be foiled into Otie.have no tale tnofe dramatic and hofHble thah that of the outrages on the helpless peasants of Armenia at the hands of a ferocious Turkish soldiery. These atrocities stand forth in the annals of Christendom as the very essence of cruelty, and as an instance of what the still uncivilized Turk Is capable of accomplishing. The civilized world stood shocked and appalled and the great powers of Europe stepped in and began an investigation. Then followed a demand upon the Sultan of Turkey to put a stop to these atrocities and to institute such reforms in his brutal government as would forever end another butchery of.his Armenian subjects. And now the bloodthirsty Turkish despot defies all civilized Europe and refuses to Interfere to prevent a repetition of the persecutions and horrors of gassoun. The story, brutal as It Is, and exhibiting in the minor telling of It a lust, rapine and violence that could hardly be Imagined, Is all the more remarkable because It Is not war. Had the Armenians been fighting His Majesty the Sultan and resisting his fanatical troops, some shadow of excuse might there he. But, Instead of this, when the Turkish brigades appeared in the country the Armenian men and women ran to them like little children and gathered under what they thought were protecting wings against the ravages of the marauding, savage hill tribes, the Kurds. Without a sign, without a signal, while the peasants were yet hailing them as the representatives of governmental authority and as the military delegates of their monarch, the Turks cut and fired, cut and fired again. No novelist's pen could depict a tale of torture half so graphically as comes down In the simple ungarnished statements of the few survivors that somehow made their way beyond the reach of bayonet, bullet and sword. The .blood that was shed has hardly ,yet grown cold, but even now all Europe Is ablaze with shame and regret that such cruelties coul'd be perpetrated the soldiers wiih cfttto fetdcity applied the torch to the buildings. These bid peasants flung themselves pitifully at the feet of even the cominbfi Soldiery, crying "We are loyal! See! these are ottr tax receipts, Far God's sake spare us. We love tha Turks. Oh, do take pity on us, alive!" Gteod God) don't burn tis flying The Langley flying machine, it is re ported, flew a distance of 1,000 feet, at a test, down the Potomac a few days ago. The machine is now propelled by storage batteries place'd under the wings and moves Independently of any control from the float from which the flights aro made. It is now believed that the machine will fly great distances. Pi'ofessor Langley has already (TO BE CONTINUED.) HIS GREATEST COMPLIMENT. out there?" "No sUch name on the list," answered the seaman, with decision. "There.'a. the Hydra, a harbor defense turret- ship, but she never leaves the home waters." The doctor laughed. "We live in two separate worlds," said he. "The Hyla is the little green tree frog, and Beale has founded some of his views on protoplasm upon the appearances of its nerve cells. It is a subject in which 1 take an Interest." "There were varmin of all sorts in tho woods. When I have been on river service I have heard it at night like the engine-room when you are on the measureij mile. You can't sleep for the Piping, and croaking, and chirping, Great Scott! what a woman that is! She' was across the lawn in three jumps, She would have made a captain of the foretop In the old days." "She is a very remarkable woman." "A very. cranky one." "A very sensible one In some things," remarked -Mrs. Hay Denver, "Look at that now!" cried the admiral, with a lunge of his forefinger at the doctor. "You mark my words, Walker, If we don't look out that woman will raise a mutiny with her preaching. Here's .my wife , disaffected al' ready, and your girls will be no better. VVe must combine, man, or there's an end of all discipline." "No doubt she is a little excessive in her views," said the doctor, "but In the main I think as she does." "Bravo, doctor!" pried the lady. "What, turned, traitor to -your sex! We'll court-martial you as a deserter," "She is quite right, The professions are not sufficiently open to women. They are still too much circumscribed In their employments. They are a feeble folk, the wom.en who have to work for their breadT-p'oor, unorganised,. * timjd, taK* log as a favor what t^ey might demand a? a, right- That is why, their pase Is nqt' niore constantly before the pwbllc for }f their pry for redress was as as their grievance it would $H the to the exclusion of all others. Jt Js , very well £p*' us to pe courteous ^ Q t h, e vlc}i t tjie refined, thpse to whop* life is Jt }s a ipere £orpi, If we aye It Was raid to Kiirrest . )>y a Famous Iiullnu Chief. "That picture reminds me of one of the most thrilling incidents of my -life," said- a venerable, white-haired gentleman, Mr. R. B. Simms of South Carolina, pointing tb the magnificent and much-admired portrait of Edwin Forrest that adorns the walls of the Hotel Page, says the Washington Post, "It certainly is a splendid likeness of the great actor, and carries one back to a certain memorable occasion many years before the civil war, when'Jie was filling an engagement in Charleston, playing nightly to large -and enthusiastic audiences, I was a mere lad and was wild with delight when the night came. and I could go to hear him. In the audience was the celebrated Indian chieftain Osceola, and half a dozen of his braves, who were then captives. They had been pining in confinement and, prompted by the humane motive of affording them some diversion, the authorities took them to hear Forrest play. His grand looks and majestic figure caught the copper-hued auditors at once, and they appeared entranced from the very outset, Forrest soon observed the strange group and immediately formed a_ design to Interest tb^m particularly, for suddenly In the midst of a stirring scene he emitted an Indian war-whoop. It fairly electrified his audience, and the effect on Osceola and his party was magical, Jumping to their feet Instantaneously, they gave back an answering whoop that rent the air with its mighty roar, and fairly chilling tjie blood of mapy a nervous hearer. Two or three ladles fainted, The whole thing was so sudden, so strange and startling that It. made a vivid and lasting impression on every soul in that assemblage. Forrest was frequently heard to recall tne episode, and he was wont to declare that the action of those untutored warriors was the p^satest compliment ever paid to his powera ae an actor." of l'Qve»»tfeli>£. False modesty frequently 'deters women from doing their share of Jove making. From fear of being considered pvetv they are apt to be overshy,' -ana thus discourage attentions which they secretly desire, says an exchange, Women are as well entitled as men tp express their love, only each, sex has its own w«"-W ai 1< with vvorqls, >vomq,n >vlth manners, The o^e Is quite 4,1? expressive as' th,P other; and, In either case, the more 'delicately expressed the better, A who, 4oes not express her at* «i* 8t tjf.ttteBscifirf&H _ of Cftfeii? te eafied uj the lififtii^ traffteits Ms fresfi gsifii eft " tot seine* time, say! iM World, lt«ilfi«ol§( evidence of it, as ail tfcu fa fiMaH.W.' to folio* aft oftaffigfifide* Sftd t8 W* t A Stow* ft fSW ftlckels Btt hto jttdJewttBlJ'r- Da Friday aftetfioaft & f«»»t«r* at* , tenttoft tfas fittfaet&d to a, efwd |flf* t . t otifiding an orgaft'gtiader at oae Haft* dred and ington avenue, street and the man was actual* , panied by a woman, who played a , borine more er less in ttae with th* ' doleful wails of the ergatt, ,ln ttom. of them were several children danci fhe crowd, out of sympathy With little ones Who were apparent!/ efij ,. ing the music so much, was notfftBg-'" gard of its pennies, After playing a»oufc five minutes the wandering minstrel moved on to One Hundred and Twenty* third street and the same avenue. There the same performance was resumed. The singular thing about it was that two little girls, scarcely more than ten years of age, who had danced '•'41 » i Mrs, stftftd. Do* m,ado 9, trtcfe of manner. .courteous, we sh&ll stoop to Ijft up wottWtMbo,ftd when i;e}p— when U te Hie tachmeot by l}w manner cannot ejcpect ' to b'e laved. W is altogether fooUsb. because. H is a hypo,prHJcal practice, that of pretending to b£ indifferent to those she pally and legitimately loves. ' i feeling which m.|y £$ aisrajiB m^eaiur m,a$ife8ta4 j>y W ' in these Christian modern times. A commission of inquiry, formed of delegates of Great Britain, France and Russia has been on the ground for some weeks, and has actually visited the scenes of tho death-dealing tortures, AH the other European powers are ready to act with them. ^ There is Jittle of previous history to rehearse, little explanation to be made. The story of the outrages stands out in broad detail. The feeble defense has been made by those close to the Sub' lime Porte that the savage and nomadic Kurds themselves were alone responsible for these dreadful crimes, That this is not so can be proved by the fact that early in June, ft year ago, the Turkish government commenced to send brigades to Armenia and to reinforce them by detachments of savage troops, men whom it was fondly expected would Bhoul4er all ibe responsibility for what was to be attempted, Jn broad daylight the deeds were (Jone, At aawn the little villages pf Sem, a l, BneiUk wd Aval,were attacked by Kurds an(j fcy Turkish spidteri, 41^ guised P mpuntsineers. There hj4 hew eg provftcaUon,, BQ e*pu,se even for relation. Tbe day Before ft few Kurds had stolen, gpme of the villagers,' sUeejj, an,4 the shepijerds h,a4 engagea In ft b,9,n.cH9 Jjtct ¥Hb tftenj to recp,Y8J 0rt,y, FOW t9 pn,e th RtshlSQtleej, the , tosettw wi tfce tyfflw. .out lu terro '*** .**SMW spent more than $50,000 in the experimental work; he believes that before long he will be able to build a practical machine. AH of the recent tests have been for the purpose of developing certain facts in relation to propellers of different size and shape. It is understood that Alexander Melville Bell and Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, have placed at Professor Lpngley's disposal a sufficient sum of money to enable htm to work freely without fear of financial ftt» There are numbers of villages in Russia in wbiQh begging is th? staple l»' dustry, No one does anything else, Jt }s stated i» t»e labor commission report on that country that "nearly ?,QOQ out of tne 3,500 persons In tlie districts. 9* jngar and Saransk are beggars," an4 that tne whole populate of tbe village qf Maying ijve by means of beggjng, And tn.e&e aye, by w wans plated pases, ty majny qtW districts precise* Jy the W>e style 'of tbln,gs prevails, In a rs&l Beggars' village, all the la* tant, twmaipff even tfee titrate. fitter total 4l«aUartw»aw «waU#4 at One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street and Third avenue, reappeared at One Hundred and Twenty-third street, although when the organ-grinder had moved away from One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street they had gone in a direction 'opposite to him. From One Hundred and TWenty-thtrd street the musician and the woman went to One i Hundred and Twenty-first street, be- ' tween First and Second avenues. There '• the same two children turned up. They , always formed the nucleus for a danc-' Ing party. The children, were poorly dressed and their toes peered through the ends of their worn shoes. Their pale faces showed that they were very' ' tired. • ' t "Are those your children?" asked the " reporter of the Italian. "No," he replied in a surprised tone, "girls of my friend." When 1 pressed with further questions the Italian said that a man whom he knew in Spring street, near Mulberry, Rlcardo by name, made a practice of. hiring children out to organ grinders whom he knew at 50 cents each for an afternoon. The children liked the work, he said, were well looked after, and were always at home by 10 o'clock at night, He believed the parents got half of the money paid the agent by the musicians, He did not think be ,was doing anything in violation of the law, for the children never complained. , The supply, the Italian said, was always greater than the demand, "Do you make money by this ' scheme?" For answer the Italian jingled a lot of coins in bis coat pocket. This proved • that he was making m'oney and that tbe,< New York public loves children, A lazy Uan's Device. Near the little town of Clare, Iowa,' lives a man whp had & well that neefl^d cleaning badly, but fearing the treach-' .erous quicksand at the bottom he afraid to undertake it, ?fe hung coat on a post near the well an4 into biding for a few days, His bors, missing him ana finding his near the well, surmised, tb&t fie sunk beneath the quicksands, go worked with A will t« find bis. flea^ body, After the well had bepjj theirsv ougbly c}eane4 put In their efforts-,to;:-, fln4 bisJiofly, the wretch su44eBly camja,4",i hnolr "'*'>! • *," -A back, The Indians will very ao^n bf k average, the reheat try, 'gomp tribes of A m&n in sneege the ot^er W&s, f»U Q? ofifj dQipm his thfOftt, ewti , i pe? In parties, as nef BIBS ' iHlnf paxjU,, prop-eyty, wbjpb. fQ QJjt lyjmiMatJrtQtt! •^ff^P™* '•ST^M T i —T- w$y4h 98^ M3&! . ~_

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