The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 28, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 28, 1895
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TJBJB PPM3B MM MOIKia i AL&OKA IOW1 ^^re*.**. ^.- .<*g CHAPTER X.—(Cr»m*t;ED). "Guests! Whose guests?" he cried hgrily. "What Is the meaning of this 'exhibition?" "We have been giving a little supper, papa. They were our guests," "Oh, indeed!" The doctor laughed sarcastically. "You think it right, then, to entertain young bachelors late at , night, to smoke and drink with them, 'to-—Oh, that I should ever have lived to blush for my own daughters! I thank God that your dear mother never saw the day." . "Dearest papa," cried Clara, throwing her arms about him. "Do not be angry With us. If you understood all, you would see that there Is no harm In It." "No harm, miss! Who Is the best judge of that?" "Mrs. Westmacott," suggested Ida, slyly. The doctor spring from' his chair. "Confound Mrs. Westmacott!" he cried, striking frenziedly Into the air with his hands. "Am I to hear of nothing but this woman? Is she to confront me ut every turn? I will endure It no longer." "But It was your wish, papa." "But I will tell,you -now ,what my second -aTid 'wiser wish Is, and we'shall seei If you will obey it as you have the first." "Of course we will, papa." "Then my wish is that you should forget the odious notions which you have imbibed, that you should dress and act as you used to do, before ever you saw this woman, and that in future you confine your intercourse with her to such civilities as are necessary between neighbors." "We are to give up Mrs. Westma- jf t COtt?" "Or give me up." "Oh, dear dad, how can you say anything so cruel?" cried Ida, burrowing her towsy golden hear Into her father's shirt front, while Clara pressed her cheek against his whisker. "Of course we shall give her up, if you prefer it." "Of course we shall, papa." The doctor patted the two caressing heads. "These are my own two girls again," he cried. "It has been my fault as much as yours. I have been astray, and you have followed me In my error. It was only 'by seeing your mistakes that I have become conscious of my own. Let us set It aside, and neither say nor think anything more about it." CHAPTER XI. A ULOT FK01I THE ni.UK. O BY THE CLEV- erness of the two girls a dark cloud I was thinned away and turned into sunshine. Over one of them, alas, another cloud was gathering, which could not be so easily dispersed. Of these three households which fate had thrown together, two had already been united by ties o.* love. It was destined, however, that a bond of another sort should connect the Westma- .cotts with tho Hay Denvers. Between the admiral and the widow a very cordial feeling had existed since the day:when the old seaman hauled down ihis flag and changed his opinions; granting to the yachtswoman all that he had refused to the reformer. His own frank and downright nature respected thit same: qualities In his neighbor, and a friendliness sprang up between them •which was more like that which exists between two men, founded upon esteem and a community of tastes, "By the way, admiral," said Mrs. Westmacott, as they walked together down to the station, "I understand that this boy of yours In the intervals of paying his devotions to Miss Walker is doing something upon 'change." "Yes, ma'am and there is no man of his age who Is doing so well. He's drawing ahead I can tell you, ma'arn. Some of tho'se that started with him are hull down astarn now, He touched his five hundred last year, and bo fore he's thirty he'll be making the four figures," "The reason I asked is that J have email investments to make myself from time to time, and my present broker js a rascal. I should be very glad to dp it through your son." "It is very kind of you, ma'am. His partner Is away on a holiday, and Hai> old would like to push on a bit ami show, what he can do. YOU know the poop isn't big enough to hold the lieutenant when the skipper's on shore," "I suppose ho charges the* usual hall per cent?" "Don't know, I'm sure, ma'am. I'll swear }ie does what is right and proper." "That is what I usually pay—ten shillings in the hundred pounds, Jf you see him before j do, just ask him to get me flye thousand in New Zealands. Jt }s four Just now, and J fancy it may ''Five thousand!" explalmed the ad- in.lral, reckoning in bis pwn mind, *'Leiipime see! That's twenty'five pounds qpmmlsiglon. A nipe day's work, upon ipy word. Jt is a very handsome order, : m.u,st pay some otje, and >vl}y n ps him?" , «j l U tell him., and I'm. no time/' ," Hph, there is jvp great hurry, By the jV I understand, frpm. what yoy ttO,W JfeaJt l*e &a? a Mrs. Westmacott had stopped, and was standing very stiffly with hei 4 i-ed Indian face even grlmhier than Usual. "Pearson?" said she. ' "Jeremiah Peat-son?" "The same." "Then it's alt off," she cried. "You need hot carry out that investment." "Very well, ma'am." They walked on together side by side, she brooding over some thought of her >wn, ahd he a little crossed ahd dlsap- Jolnted at her caprice and the lost commission for Harold. "I tell you what, admiral," she exclaimed suddenly, "if I were yoii I should get your boy out of this partnership." "But why, madam?" "Because he is tied to one of the deepest, slyest foxes In the whole city of London." "Jeremiah Pearson, ma'am? What can you know of him? He bears a good name." "No one in this world knows Jeremiah Pearson as I know him, admiral. I warn you because I have a friendly Feeling both for you and for your son. The man Is a rogue and you had best avoid him." "But these are only words, ma'am. Do you tell me that you know him better than the brokers and jobbers in the city?" "Man," cried Mrs. Westmacott, "will you allow that I know him when I te.1! you that my maiden name was Ada Pearson, and that Jeremiah Pearson is my only brother?" The admiral whistled. "Whew!" cried he. "Now that I think of It, there is a likeness." " "He is a man of Iron, admiral—a man without a heart. I should shock you if I were to tell you what I have endured from my brother,. My father's wealth was divided equally between us. His own share he ran through In five years, and he has tried since then by every trick of a cunning, low-minded man, by base cajolery, by legal quibbles, by brutal intimidation, to juggle me out of my share as well. There Is no villainy of which the man Is not capable. Oh, I know my brother, Jeremiah. I know him and I am prepared for him." "This is all new to me, ma'am. 'Pon my word, I hardly kruiw what to say to it. I thank you for having spoken so plainly. Prom what you say, this is a sort of consort for a man to sail with. Perhaps Harold would do well to cut him adrift." "Without losing a day." • "Well, we shall talk It over.. You may be sure of that. But here we are at the station, so I will just'see you into your carriage and then home to see what my wife says to the matter." As he trudged homeward, thoughtful and perplexed, he was surprised to hear a shout behind him, and to see Harold running down the road after him. "Why, dad," he cried, "I have just come from town, and the first thing I saw Was your back as you marched away. But you are such a quick walker that I had to run to catch you." The admiral's smile of pleasure had broken his stern face into a thousand wrinkles. "You are early to-day," said he. "Yes, I wanted to consult you." "Nothing wrong?" "Oh no, only an inconvenience." ' "What is it, then?" "How much have we in our private account?" "Pretty fair. Some eight hundred, I think." "Oh, half that will be ample. It was rather thoughtless of Pearson." "AVhat then?" "Well, you see, dad, when he went away upon this little holiday to Havre he left me to pay accounts and so on, He told me that there was enough at the bank for all claims, I had occasion on Tuesday to pay away two cheque^, one for £80 and the other for £120, and here they are returned with a bank no^ tice that we have already overdrawn to the extent of some hundreds." The admiral looked very grave, "What's the meaning of that, then?" he asked. "Oh, It can easily be set right/ You see Pearson Invests all the spare capital and keeps as small a margin as possible in the bank. . Still it Was too bad for him to allow me even to run a risk of having a cheque returned, I have written to him and demanded his authority to sell out some stock, and I have written an explanation to these people. In the meantime, however, I have had to Issue several cheques; so I had better transfer part of our private account to meet them." "Quite so, my boy. All that's mine la yours. But who do you think this Pearson is? He is Mrs, Westmacott's brother." "Really. What a singular thing! Well, I can see a likeness now that you mention it. They have both the same hard type of face." "She has been warning me against him—says he Is the rankest pirate in London- I hope that It is all right, boy, and that we may not find ourselves in broken water." Harold had turned a little pale as he heard Mrs. Westmacott's opinion of his senior partner. It gave shape and substance to certain vague fears and suspicions of his own which had been pushed back as oftert as they obtruded themselves as being too monstrous and fantastic for belief. ' "Ife Is a \s-ellTknown man in the city, dad," said he. "Of course he is—of cpurse he ie. That is wh,at I told her. They would have found, h,lm put there If anything had b f een smi?s with him. Bless you 4 there's nothing go bitter as a family quarrel; ptill It is as well that you have written about this affair, for we may as well have all fair and above 'Put Harold's letter tp his partner crossed by a lette.r from JHs tp. Harold. It &y ftiyalUng hjm, „, '' breast table, nsxi juorjiinir, a,nd. tfte. \ "1 am hithe'd, mothef-^-fulnedJ* H* StodiJ faiifcf ttiidly in front o? hlfn, while the sheet of papei 6 fluttered down to the carpet. Then he dropped back Into the chair, and sank his face into hid hands. Mis mother had her arrtis round hlni In ah Instant, while the adtnlral,; With shaking fingers, picked up the let* tef from the floor ahd adjusted his glasses to read It. > "My beat- Denver/' It rah. "By the time that this reaches you I shall be out of the reach of yotirself or of any one else Who may desire an Interview. You heed not search for hie, for I assure you that this letter Is posted by a friend, and that you will have your trouble In vain .If you try to find hie. 1 am sorry to leave you in such a tight place, but one or other of Us must be squeezed, ahd on the whole I prefer that It should be you. You'll find noticing in the bank, ahd about £13,000 unaccounted for. I'm hot sUre that the best thing you can do Is not to realise what you can ahd Imitate your senior's example. If you act at once yotl may get clean away. If not, It's only that you must put up your shutters, but I am afraid that this missing monoy could hardly be included as an ordinary debt, and of course you are legally responsible for It just as much as 1 am. Take a friend's advice ahd.. get to America. A young man With brains can always do somethlng-oUt there, and you can live down this little mischance. It will be a cheap lesson If It teaches you to take nothing upon trust In business, and to Insist upon knowing exactly what your partner is doing, however senior he may be to you. "YoUrs faithfully. JEREMIAH PEARSON." , "Great heavens!" groaned the admiral, "he has absconded." "And left me both a bankrupt and a thief." "No, no, Harold," sobbed his mother. "All will be right! What matter about money!" "Money, mother! It Is my honor," "The boy Is right. It Is his honor, and my honor, for his Is mine. This is a sore trouble, mother, When we thought our life's troubles were all behind us, but we will bear H as we have borne others." He held out his stringy hand, and the two old folk sat with bowed grey heads, their fingers Intertwined, strong In each other's love and sympathy. "We were too happy," she sighed. ; "But It is God's will, mother." "Yes, John, it is God's will." "And yet it is bitter to bear. I could have lost all, the house, money, rank— I could have borne It. But at my age— my honor—the honor of an admiral of the fleet." "No honor can be lost, John, when? no dishonor has been done, What havo yofc done? What has Harold done? There Is no question of honor." The old man shook his head, but Harold had already called together his clear practical sense, which for an instant In the presence of this frightful blow had deserted him. . "The mater Is right, dad," said he. "It is bad enough, heaven knows, but we must not take too dark a view "of it. After all, this Insolent letter Is in itself evidence that I had nothing to do with the schemes of the base villain who wrote it." "They may think it prearranged." "They could not. My whole life cries out against the thought. They could not look me In the face and entertain it." "No, boy, not if they have eyes In their heads," cried the admiral, pluck- Ing up courage at the sight of the flashing eyes and brave, defiant face. "Wo have the letter and we have your character. We'll weather it yet between them. It's my fault from the beginning for choosing such a landshark for your consort. God help me, I thought I was finding such an opening for you." "Dear dad! How could you possibly know? As he says In his letter, it has given me a lesson. But he was so much' older and so much-more experienced, that It was hard for me to ask to examine his books. But we must waste no time. I must go to the city," "What will you do?" (TO BE CONTINUED.) OUTNIMRODS OLD N!M. bfaiiCh of the Snake, iit eastef& All Ate laid tti ft* ttMctftftttti «f ¥fettf ABOUf THfe ot Jfttmof6n«i, but ttatri? ami ietlc JiMves. Who Ate fetpcrl MoWc- to*n, Mete* Shot*, fthd SAld to He Good Fighters. CCORDINO to the data relative td the Bannock Indians obtainable at the Indian Bureau and the fiureau of Etb> nology, the tribe now oh the warpath is hot nlinier- ous. in the latest report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs it is stated that the Bannocks number 441 persons, 219 males and 222 females. Their reservation is at Fort Hall, In the southern part of Idaho. At the Bureau of Ethnology, Washington, some interesting facts about the habits and characteristics of the Bannocks were given to the Writer by Prof. W. J. McGee and Prof. Albert S. Gatschet, who have had considerable experience with this particular tribe. Prof. McGee also produced some photographs taken by ro-presentatlves of the bureau, copies of which he kindly fUr- nished for this article. The Bannocks are what is known as a hunting tribe. They do not take kindly to agricultural or Industrial pursuits. They depend largely upon the national Government for their support, and do not display any particular desire for a higher order of civilization. In the Indian language the word Bannock is " Pan-a-l-ti." It means "South- fey 1 t€tfS afld dtaHc, Who ', tntdugft - tfte cotmtf y -Just fief tft o! Saltnon fUvef in 1803, these ploifers, however, ftay have included them under the geftefral tetitt Shdshoftij unless the "Broken MoecasJh" IndlaftS mentioned by them are Idehtlcal with the Bannocks. Itt all probability the Salffttfii fttvet- teahftocks here meiitfofled had fecently cfdssed the mountains ffom the east- wai-d owing tb pfesstit-e by the Black* teet, as it is certala that the former claimed as their -land the southwestern portions of Montana, containing some of the richest portions of the f erHtory, In which are how situated Virginia City, Bozeman City, and many other towns of importance, the number of this band in 18S3 is unknown, although Stevens remarks that they had been more than decimated by the ravages of the Small-pox and by the inroads Of the Blackfeet. In 1869 their number was estimated not to exceed 500, probably an overestimate, since their lodges numbered flfty, which would give them about 360 persons. The estimate of 1885 Includes them with the Shoshottl and Sheepeaters of this reservation, and collectively they numbered 667. NOT TO BE TAKEN. Ho Bllglit Bo a Low-Down Tramp, but Ho Had an Eyo to Future Kiaki. I was strolling about In Madison Square with an artist when we rau across such a ragged and woebegone specimen of the vag that it was suggested that we secure his picture. It was left to me to approach him ($1 the subject and I said: "My friend, do you want to make a quarter in about ten minutes?" "Aa to how?" he implied. is there ailch a thlfig aS , at! afadriglftai 6f trtt'lfc " the WSfid n»W? .fiteafc ddubtftti. f'he mustang tt 68, the wttd hot-se df the iolitfi, Aftteti* catt paihpas, the bfuttjbi 6f AttStfalW, all are descendants of the domesticated animals latrddticed 1 ffdffi fiflfiSfiie. We Am hottje Was lafided Itt Am6fle4 at bUettdS Ayfes Itt i53t. Itt iSSO^tftat 13, In less than fifty freafs—hofses hfctl spread to f eglflnS fts f etttttte as -Pata* gottia. in Australia the diffusion of horses that have escaped frdm civilisa- tion has been quite as rapid, attd Itt ISfS It was found necessary td shoot as Watty as f.OOC wild horses Itt the coldtt? at New South Wales alone, in someuaftd of Australia the horse pest has fecelVe'd legislative notice. The wild horses tempt domestic hdrses to join them, and wild stallions also Invade the Australian horse runs 'ahd vitiate choice herds In a most annoying manner. They recUr to the ancestral manners In a way that Is always the same. Each stallion has his following • of mares, ranging from a few up to forty and even flfty, and these parties may be separate or banded together In herds of considerable size, even, it is said* 400 strong. The young and the weak mares remain with a scanty or even no following. The stallion has to maintain his supremacy by frequent combats, which especially occur at certain sea* sons of the year. The animals are sita* plclous In the extreme, swift In flight, but bold In defence with tooth and heel In emergency. They range extensively In search of pasture and water, and when hard pressed by danger and famine the herds break up. It Is said that each troop has a leader and 1m- The Fotnlmna 1'othuntpr Tells a Story of the ChiiNo Convincingly. Frank Tlmins, the Petaluma pot-hunter, had the floor, and the crowd around the stove .breathlessly awaited a thrilling story of the chase. "You want a story of the chase, eh?" repeated Tlmins. "Well, I'll tell you about the greatest bit of chasin' I ever did in my life. I wuz out huntin' one day fer quail with my ol* muzzle- loadin' shot-gun, when three quail jumped up out of bush right ahead of me. One flew to the right, one to the left and the other straight ahead, but I got 'em all three." "Killed three quail going In different, directions with a muzzle-loading shotgun?" repeated one of the listeners, Jn- creduously, "Yep; that's what I done," "Your gun must have had three barrels, then," "Nop; only two." "How did you do It?" "Well, I Killed the one that went to the right with the right barrel; then, quick as a flash, I killed the one that went to the left with the pther barrel; then I tpok after the pne that -went straight ahead and knpcked the stuftln' out pf it with the ramrod." "I wouldn't believe that If I told Jt myself," declared pne pf the assem* blage. "Huh! That ain't npthin', J killed,, six quail with one barrel once, anfl'the/ wuz all flyin' in different directions,'*, "RUB 'em #U dPwn,?" i "'Npp; never moved out o' my tracks. When they all siartea put p'. the aame bweli of grass I held th.e gw a.wa.y over tp the right, »R' as }t w,e»t 9$ I gwep' It aroun' t^ the le|t; Th,e result was t.ha,t i slung shot )a every DaW as yp,w cajj sljag a pa», %tf a Uttle of the .....^...'^^^..uw.. . ..fajui. 1 ern People." They have seldom sent representatives to Washington; indeed, the Indian. officials do not recall a visit to the Great Father from this tribe. They are tall, athletic-looking people great hunters/and are intelligent as a rule. They speak the common Snake language famllar to the tribes of the Shoshone family. ! They are not a progressive tribe, nor do they multiply. On the contrary, the records show that they are fast becoming extinct. They are good fight- , ers, exper-t Ivrsemen, and adepts In handling the rifle. When not engaged in hunting they depend largely upon. the supplies they obtain from the agency at Fort Hall. In the present case it supposed' that they wandered off thelr.r'qservatlon Jn.the direction of the National Park In the .Yellowstone, in search of game straying away from the park. They are hardy and apparently; are well fed, and there is little sickness among them. The men and woman In general present the healthful appearance characteristic of those tribes that live away from the seacoast. There appear to have been originally two geographically distinct bands or divisions of the Bannocks, and to this fact, which has not been understood generally, Is due much of the confusion that has existed regarding them. The main home of tho Bannocks appears to have been in southeastern Idaho, whence they ranged into western •Wyoming. The country actually claimed by the chief of the southern bands In treaty lay between latitudes 42 and 45 degrees and between the 113th meridian and the main chain of the Rocky Mountains. Their country thus separated -he homes of the Wihlnasht Shoshonl of western Idaho and tha Washaki .Shoshoni of western Wyoming. . They, were found in this region in 1859, and then claimed to have always lived there, a claim corroborated to some extent by Bridgets statement that he had traded with them In this country for thirty years, which flxes their occupancy as far back at least as 1829. They were found also in 1833 by Capt, Bonneville on the Port Neuf, just north of the present Fort Hall reservation. Brldger states that when he first knew them they numbered 1.300 lodges, or about 8,400 persons, Many southeast' ern Idaho Bannocks affiliated with the Washaki Shpshpni, and in 1859 had extensively intermarried with them. Some of the southeastern Bannocks, to th,e number pf 500 or 600, were placed upon the. Wind reservatipn, western Wypming, which was established in 1869, They now appear to be classed pfflclally as Shpshpnl. Fprt Hallj'eser- vatipn was set apart by Exeeutive' &»• IR 18,69, ana 609 Bansoolcs 'e<j t« renjain upon U iu adautro 19 a "The artist here wants to make a sketch of you, Sit still for ten minutes and I'll give you a quarter." • "What do you take me fur?" exclaimed the man as he rose up. "D'ye think because I'm hard up that I hain't no sense left?" "What's the matter with you? We simply want to make'a sketch." "I know It and that's What I kick on. You make a sketch. It gets into the papers and then into the hands of the police. By and by ambition incites me to rob a bank or pick up some other good thing, and there Is my picture to trip me up and lay me by the" heels. No, sliv-not much! I'm ragged and hungry and dead broke, but I'm no chump to sell myself for a quarter of a dollar!" The Heat In Kansas, The heat the other day caused two rails on the Atchison, Topelta & Santa Fe, two miles west of Emporla, Kan,, to spring about two feet put pf line. The pressure was so great that the spikes were torn out and the bending pf the rails caused sucli a loud report that the attention of some trackmen near-by was attracted,' and a passenger train, then about due, was flagged just In time to save It. It was moving at a rate of 45 miles an hour and could not have been stopped in time if the trackmen had not been alert, A delay of an hour was caused, Two hpurs earlier trains Nos. 114 and 41, eastbpund/ met with similar delay in Qsage county, wandered away, however, a,s 1874 m made. £9 wa-We J&e My. uit»astone'a orphans. Evidently the party prphanea by Mr, Gladstpne's retirement Is jn for a roost painful drubbing, ft{jd'Irish home rule on the Gladstpnlan plan }s ppstponed Indefinitely, Even the sympathetic correspondent pf tb^e New Yprk thrpws up the 'spppge. "Syery,, body expected substantial Unionist galps," he cabled Saturday »|ght, "but nobody anticipated such j|yerwbelJ»}»g 0,lsaste r r to the Wiuwal party as is IB- by tlje result pf tfte first ' SrtflCK THE ONLY HOt£ PROPER, plicity obeys him. He Is the first to face danger and give the hint to fly. When pressed the horses form a ring, with the mares and foals in the center, and defend themselves vigorously with, tliejr heels, or they close in on their op< ponent in dense masses and trample him to death. It is distinctly proven, then, thai there can be no aboriginal or wljd horse in either America pr Australia, although there are tens pf thousands pf unknown horses. Sen Anemones ou tlio The New Yprk department pf docks has lately been puttlug dpwn new spring piling in frpnt of the flrebgat New Yprker's wharf at tUg • battery, When the old spiles ware pulled up a gppd many mussels and spnje h^^arf ds of sea anemones were fewd o» tbe'm, Mr. Spencer/of the aquarium 'near*1?y,' took this opportunity tp pbtalw '' 800 sea'anemonei for the ' tanks, - The' a»emon§8 thus not VeauUfuUy%9iQred f as tropical or eem^tronio&l are they m large, aofl floe ag are (QU»ft iB Other are,, The,se are gtop.le pf a JlgW bu Tbey w»l grew Of ,. ,.,jjmr*^ty«yittjL_ dlife/af.iaoli^-aift Jj^a&l ¥ ._ t*- 11,1-1* •&-(,% "- ,tf M'Wf M f ffflivn'JBiiHfiaffffiflTit'nniffBiHffiiiffnffliff fr f'St n

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