The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 2, 1895 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 2, 1895
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0 1- Mt£RNATIONAL M£SS ASSQCtAT/OH. XVI. time, A MIDNIGHT VisiTon. OW all this While the tragl-cohi- edy was played in being these three suburban villas, while on a com» monplacc stage loVe and humor and lights and shadows were so swiftly succeeding each other, iand While these three families, drifted together by fate, were shaping each other's destinies and working out In their own fashion the strange, intrl' cate ends of human life, there were human eyes which watched over every fitage fit the performance, and which Were keenly critical of every actor on It. Across the road beyond the green palings and the close-cropped lawn, behind the curtains of their creeper- framed windows, sat two old ladles, i Bertha and Miss Monica Williams, looking out as from a private box at all that was being enacted before them. The growing friendship of the three families, the engagement of Harold Denver with Clara Walker, the engagement of Charles Westmacott with her sister, the dangerous fascination which ,the widow exercised over the Doctor, the preposterous behavior of the Walker girls and the unhappiness which they had caused their father, not brie of these incidents escaped the notice of the two maiden ladles. Bertha the younger had a smile or a sigh for the lovers, Monica the elder a frown or a'shrug for the elders. Every night they talked over what they had seen, and their own dull, uneventful life took a warmth and a coloring from their neighbors as a blank wall reflects a beacon fire. • .And now it was destined that they should experience the one keen sensation of their later years, the one memorable incident from which all future In. ciderits 1 should be dated. It was'on the very night which succeeded the events which have just been narrated, when suddenly into Monica Williams' head, as she tossed upon her sleepless bed, there shot a thought which made her sit up with a thrill and a gasp. "Bertha," said she, plucking at the shoulder of her sister. "I have left the front window open." "No, Monica, surely not." Bertha sat up also, and thrilled in sympathy. "I am sure of it. You remember I had forgotten to water the pots, and then I opened the window, and Jane called me about the jam, and I have never been in the- room since." "Good gracious, Monica, it is a mercy ' that we have not been murdered in our There was a house broken into at Forest Hill last week. Shall we go down and shut it?" "I dare not go down alone, dear, but if you Will come with me. Put on your slippers and dressing gown. We do not need a candle. Now, Bertha, we will go down together. Two little white patches moved vaguely through the darkness, the stairs creaked, the door whined, and they were at the front room window, Monica closed it gently down, and fastened the pnlb, "What a beautiful moon!" said she, looking out, "We can tsee as clearly as }f }t were day. v How peaceful and quiet the three houses are over yonder! It seems quite sad to see that 'To Let 1 card upon number one. I wonder how number two will like their going. For my part I could better spare that dreadful . -woman a.t number three with her short skirts and her snake. But, oh, Bertha, Jock! look!! look!!!" Her voice had fallen suddenly to a quivering whisper and she was pointing to the Westmacotts' house. Her sister gave a gasp of hor- 3-or, and stood with a clutch at Monica's #rmj staring in the same direction, • There was a light in the front room, a Blight, wavering light such as would be, given by a small candle or taper, , The blind was down, but the light shone dimly through. Outside in the garden, with his figure outlined against the luminous square, there stood a man, -his back t« the rqad, his two hands uppn the window ledge, ana his body rather bent fts though he were trylnjr to peep : in pasi the blind, So absolutely still * ~ niQtionless was ho that in spite of they might well have ovejv him were it not fpv that te}l«tale "it is , G6NAN &QYL& and watched from behind the tart&ins. For a long time all was silent within the house. The light still Stfiod JfloUon>- less as though Mrs. Westmacott remained rigidly In'the one position, while from time to time a, shadow passed in front of it to show that "her midnight visitor -was pacing up and down in front of her. onee they saw his outline clearly, with Tils hands outstretched as If in appeal or entreaty. Then suddenly there was a dull sound, a cry, the noise of a fall, the taper was extinguished, and a dark figure fled in the moonlight, rushed across the garden, and vanished amid the shrubs at the farther side. Th'en only did the two old ladles understand that they had looked on whilst a tragedy had been enacted. "Help!" they Cried, and "Help!" in their high, thin Voices, timidly at first, but gathering volume as they went on, until the Wilderness rang with their shrieks. Lights shone in all the Windows, opp6- site, chains rattled, bars were unshot, doors opened, and out rushed friends 'to the rescue. Harold, with a stick; the Admiral, with his sword, his grey head and bare feet protruding from either end of a long brown ulster; finally, Doctor Walker, with a poker, all ran to the help of the Westmacotts. Their door had been already opened, and they crowded tumultuously Into the front room. Charles Westmacott, white to hls.lips, Was kneeling on the floor, supporting his aunt's head upon his knee. She lay outstretched, dressed in her ordinary clothes, the extinguished taper Still grasped In her hand, no mark or wound upon her—pale, placid and senseless. "Thank God you are come, Doctor,' said Charles, looking up. "Do tell me how she is, and what I should do." Doctor Walker kneeled beside her, anf passed his left hand over her head while he grasped her pulse with the right. "She has had a terrible blow," sale he. "It must have been with some blunt weapon, Here Is the place behind the ear. But she is a woman of extraordinary physical powers. Her pulse is full and slow. There Is no stertor.. It Is my belief .that, she Is merely stunned and that she is in no danger at all." "Thank God for that!" "We must get her to bed. We shall carry her upstairs; and then I shall send my girls in to her, But who has done this?" "Some robber,"- said Charles.' 1 "You see that the window is open. She must have heard, him and Com* down, for she! waa always perfectly fearless.M wish to goodness she had called me." "But she was dressed." "Sometimes she sits up very late." "I did sit up very late," said a voice. She had opened her eyes, and was blinking at them in the lamplight. "A villain came in through the window and struck me with a life preserver. You can tell the police so when they come. Also that it was a little fat man. Now, Charles, give me, your arm and I shall go upstairs," But her spirit was greater than her strength, for, as she staggered to her feet, her head swam round, and she SfJeftt Wthfte Afr fend ttt*t*nefi[*er ftaett tt*« Life, Hftuffft t»*i*em Indian*. The American Indian is ft stfattgd being 1 . lie is, indeed, lihiike ttiiy othei 1 human being, It is doubtful it «iiy white man: has ever ftiily understood the red man's character. And nobody chows to-day just What Js In the minds of the band of .Bannocks who have aeeii stealthily skulking about Itt lite Toton range of mountains in Utah for he past two Weeks, With war paltit on thelv faces and their eyes fixed uiVon the settlers down in the valley. Next to the Missing Link, there is doubtless no creature that has aroused more discussion than the American Indian. Fenuimore Cooper called him "the noble red man;" Gen. Crook is said to have declared that "there is ho good Indian except a dead Indian. 1 ' He 1ms Deen described as being haughty and revengeful; Indeed, 0110 writer says that with tho Indian revenge Is a sacred duty; another 'tTHls Us that sense of favors conferred lies over a desire for revenge. He Is dull and apathetic, but again, he is lively, humorous, and 1ms a power of repartee. His hair is a straight black, but sometimes has a dash of red In it, and is even silky and curly; his eyes are cither Jet black or brown. lie is traditionally treacherous, but many find him a' truo and 'faithful friend. Ho Is listless and lafcy, except when hunting and fighting; but, on the other hand, he plays games, such as balls, dice, hunt 'the button and Shuttle-cock. He Is Incapable of being educated; yet the Cherokees have a newspaper printed in their own language, and so _jfc Ifitnnfts itetrtly wtfh% the tote t$! leatffe they take. IhfarttS Itdftf^hd first iesfe'ohg of feirttohttetS * tightly eHd comfortably fottgli blankets. - • ; ; i . tfhe Meslcltti !rtrt!nft Is rt tjow ifitlsi* eiflft. Me plnysi the vlolltt by itistlfWtr kfatiwlttg ttotlililg of nWsf& ' Some tmlitths went tht»lt,haltf lit ft ntieue, I!KO the Chinese. United States •&'&'%& All 18 bD neve? ,w6ula serid yb« datkness the If he felt ybu could* beat the lights But y6ti wbiild act cling td Mis' guidlttg hattd If the way were ftl* ,ways bright, And you weuid not care to walk by faith , Could you always walk by sight, "fls true He had many an anguish For your sorrowful heart 1 to tear And many a cruel thorn-crown For your tired head to wear, He knows how few would reach Ueaven Typlont llniinbck Indian. silver lialMollars lire tho favorite or- lament. Tho ludliui memory never fails, A face onco scon is uovof forgotten, no matter how long tho interval. The marriage ceremony is simply a payment of so many horses by the bridegroom to the bride's father. The guardian of tho children is not the father. lie is the guardian of his sister's children or the children of any female relative, if he happens, to be the head of the family. The Ignorant Indian's Imitation of clvlliacd ceremonies is almost simian. at all If pain did not guide them there, beea truly, sale! yuri 6? i M determine Its destiny," , tfhs , intimate feltttteH diet 'and the-ffidril natfl tot th by a mMttt in- Ine ' Kitchen Mag-aBteef' How transmuted Into deiil eVett^ 'tf curiosity has nevef M6ft-ftblfl < ' cover, But we dd httdw'- that traits are not evolved' pork and soggy potatoes, ttbr been found that tea iiid, sauerkraut^! tend to manly dignity atid valor; ' ;An>a outraged atoniach in' any" rank -is fo'f e- .4 runner of nettle or porcupine The ministry of diet in the worfc of- character building is therefore one of/*§ So He sends you the blinding darkness the most important studies a A CRACK Mf .THIfl And the furnace of seven-fold heat; 'Tls the only way, believe me, To keep you close to His feet, For 'tis always so easy to wander When our lives are glad and sweet. Then nestle your hand in the Father's And sing, if you can, as you go; Your song may cheer some one behind you Whose courage Is sinking low, And, well, if your lips do quiver, God will love you the better, sot can undertake. The luxurious ens of the well-to-do, pampering phy* ttf sical appetites to excess, weaken >'sbul\f|| faculties and strengthen animal. pensitles. Well-authenticated *s tics reveal the startling fact that sl of .impurity are vastly more frequent^' among the luxurieusly fed. Drunken* ness is quite as much a disease' off li feeding. Many a sin of tho, soul t ld$ revenge of an .outrageously/, '" Ished frame. Speeding the'' L—, 0 -«.,---„ good cookery will hasten • the',.trl'umpW/| of the gospel of redeeming love; would have fallen again had her nephew not thrown his'arms around her. They carried her upstairs among them and laid her upon the bed, where the Doctor watched beside her, while Charles went off to the police-station, and the Den- vers mounted guard over the frightened maids. CHAPTER XVII. IN 1'OBT AT LAST. •AY had broken before the several denizens of the Wilderness had all returned to their homes, the police finished their inquiries, and ' all come back to its normal quiet. Mrs, Westniacott had been left sleeping peacefully with a the light behind. "Good h e & ven! " gasped Bertha, a burglar." , he;- sister sol hov mouth grimly shook her head, "We shall see," sfte whispered "Wors,e," *'It may bo something and furtively the man stood suddenly erect, and begun to push tho •window slowly up. Then he put one -knee uppp sash, glanced round to ' ,-see that all was safe, and climbed over . r 'lnto the, room. As he Aid so he had to > f . p»sb. the blind aside. Then the two ' , spectators saw where ti;e light ' ' small chloral draught to steady her nerves and a handkerchief soaked in arnica bound round her head. It' waa with some surprise, therefore, that tha Admiral received a note from her about ten o'clock, asking him to be good enough to step in to her. He hurried In, fearing that she might have taken some turn for the worse, but he was reassured to find her sittipg up }n bed, with Clara- and Ida Walker in attendance upon her. She had removed the handkerchief, and had put on a little cap with pink ribbons, and a maroon dressing- Jacket, daintily fulled at the neck and sleeves, ','My dear friend," said she as he entered, "I wish to make a last few remarks to you, No, no," she continued, laughing, as she saw a look of dismay Hpon his f&ce, "I sh^ll not dream of dying for at least another thirty years. A wonian should be ashamed to die before she is seventy. I wlf?h. Clara, that yoij would ask your father to step up. And yoy, Ida, Just pass me piy cigarettes, and open me a bottle of stout," "Now then,' 1 she continued, as the Doctor Joined their party. "I don't quite know what I ought to say to, you, Ad- niiral. YOU want some very plain speaking to," '< Ton my word, ma'ajs, I don't you are talking about." •'The idea of you at your age talking of going to sea, and leaving |h,at flear, patient little wife of yours a.f home, who has seen nothing o? yo\i qjl Her Hfe! It's YOU have ttie lift-,, Bannock Intlinnn In Co»tumc and ~War Bonnet. have tho Choctaws. They have no ideas of central government, yet the Senainoles, the Ohoctaws, the Cblcka- saws the -Cherokees and the Creeks have a parental or federal government of their own. The New York Iroquols have long become civilized citizens, and the savage Pueblos are rapidly giving way to civilized influences, The Bannock, or Bannack, Indians, who are the cause of the present excitement, do not form a tribe in themselves, being part of the Shoshono or snake tribe, and they are a hunting people, living in Utah. It would be strange if they had really taken the bit in their mouths and gone amuck, for they have already twice felt tne heavy hand of Uncle Sam's arm. In 1886 and 1887 they broke loose, but were speedily subdued with considerable loss. As to their numbers, they are now barely more than 500, although twenty , years ago they wore as many as 3,000. However, they aro so intermingled with the Shoshoncs that it Is difficult to estimate their precise strength. They are said by their enemies to be unprogresslve, and In this case the charge is probably true, being due to the fact that the tribe has now ceased to possess any individuality of its own. Other trilios connected with thorn and the Sho&bcnes aro the Utos, OonuinchcH, Moquls, Behrne and the Oobnji. House* Dciitroycd 1>y a Struug-o Phenomenon. A remarkable disaster has occurred in the old Gorman town of Brux, in Northwestern Bohemia, in many respects recalling the ruceut disastrous earthquake which almost euilroly destroyed the town of -Lalbach, .lii.Oar- niola. On Friday evening the inhabitants of Brux wore alarmed by the sudden extinguishing of the street lamps, and at first-It was- surmised that nn accident hud oco»u-rod at the gas works. The report, however, spread that a largo number of tho houses in the Bnhnhofstrasse were in imminent clangor of collapsing, which was shortly after confirmed and supplemented by the news that the "\nue shaft," belonging to the Brnx Coal Mining company, in tho vicinity of the town, had been completely flooded by an inrush of wind and" water. In consequence of the reports the authorities took immediate stops to clear ilio h.iVisos in the Bahnhofstrasse of theiv inhabitants, and It is owing. 'to the prompt noss with which proi--.iutlon.-iry measures were adopted that tho subsequent series of dimisters were atteud- ed by comparatively Might loss of life. At about 10 o'clock a house 'in tho Bahnhofstnvsse completely collapsed, and a crevice of about three metres in width opened in tho middle of ..tho street, letting out a voluminous and unceasing stream of water. At comparatively short intervals tho houses continued to full, and In some instances the debris caught fire, igniting the edifices which still remained standing, Towards 8 o'clock in the moniing several houses in ncighborin streets likewise collapsed, but the inhabitants succeeded, in escaping in their sleeping clothes. The horror of tho situation was greatly increased by the total darkness which prevailed, together with a heavy downpour of rain. The descriptions of the scene which have reached Vienna are heartrending in the ox- trenie, tho panic-stricken, half-clad inhabitants crowding tho streets, not knowing in what direction to fly for safety. Early yesterday morning, in view of tho danger which still threatens, the authorities ordered the clearance of tho houses in thai part of the town which had suffered most severely. Up to tho present eighteen houses nv« in ruins, and it is expected that icany others will have to be pulled down. The damage is estimated to exceed 1,500,000 florins, In conse- (i nonce of tho breakage of tho main gas and water pipes tho town is without light or water, Tho distress which prevails is very great, Yesterday, during the last sitting of the lelchsrath, the government was . called upon to take prompt measuivj to alleviate the distress, and in view of Tho magnitude of tho disaster to wake use qf tho funds at its disposal for such purposes to assist the sufferers. , Tho money thus expended by tho government will be voted dnrlni? 1n<* next session.— Vlonuu Correspondence of tho London Times, Sand Key, Vacation is becoming tiresome to Anna, who this morning got out her school-books and looked through them for old times' sake. When she came to her geography she opened it at the map of the Southern States, and glancing down the page she read out the question: "What is the southermost point of the republic?" "0, I know that," she answered, "it's Key West." "What's that?" called out her uncle, who is captain of a vessel that is engaged in coastwise trade in the Gulf Wntor ns a Medicine. Some excellent advice concerning ( water drinking is given by' an,'ex- ,*| change thus: , ''•<?)''V«j''''4§ The human body is constantly'okri-jj dergolng tissue changes. w/«.n.niifc J V>-ra of Mexico. 'I said;" responded Anna, particles are cast aside and eliminated.'' from the system, while the new are;' ?||| ever being formed, from the Inception/) r '- 4) * of life to Its close. Water has .'the/' power of increasing these tissue i changes, which multiply the ,wastey,,'£ products; but at the same time, theyjr-Jjj are renewed " " ' '•••'•> < to Increased provides fresh nutriment. by Its agency, giving' rlS9',|>|»J appetite, which 'in :tura||l| West Is the southermost point of the United States," "But It ain't," replied her uncle, whose geography, we may hope, is better than -his grammar. "It isn't?" queried Anna. "No, It ain't," returned her uncle, "or I don't know a cocoanut from a banana," "What is, then?" "Well, you como with me on the next trip of the 'Florida Belle' an' ef I don't show you Sand Key; eight miles sou'west o' Key West, then I'll eat it, lighthouse an' all." Anna, uncle is right. Some years ago the Gulf Stream piled up a little heap that Key i People accustomed to rise of sand In the ocean. The government soon discovered the barren islet, named It Sand Key, built a lighthouse upon, the opportunity morning weak and languid will,find ^ the cause in the imperfect secretion wastes, which many times may', remedied by drinking a tumberful; water before retlr,i,ng. This-; ,-y. . ( materially assists in the process,dur-/;^| ing the night, and leaves the Hak«« .,;."& fresh and strong, Heaven on Eurth, ' ^ , ^, J t' A well-known priest had preptcheaV^ a sermon on the joys of heaven. wealthy member of his 'church' ^ him the next day, and said: "poctoV.v_ you told us a great many grand and '«•>$$ beautiful things about heaven yester 7 , day, but you didn't tell us where'.it is." "Ah," said the father, "I.ain giad*"of: f '|| e opportunity of doing so this morn-/: doing it, and took possession of It as the- ing- I Jave just come from toe. top yonder, In, that cottage there is; a poor member of our church, , Shev is sick In bed with fever. Her two,. little children are sick in the other b' ' most southerly end of the country. A"n Indian has Uis own ideas about politeness. He never Interrupts a pur- sou wlui is. talking. Bishop Whlpple lolls of a» occasion when ho took advantage of this fact, Ho -wished 4 t'ortiiin tribe to sign a treaty pvofaJs- ing not to continue war, but found OHO particular chief uiost iuimJcal to him. The Wahcip, during the course of his "I'PPHli purposely uutcUt a pause; tho oliief immediately began a wild spooclu but i'aUored when the bishop, folding- }ils avjns, suid 1 - "Am I tallcin,g, ov aro you'? IJ! you arc talUiuS'. 1 •wait uiitii you mv Ihrough," Innvos 1he« guyed the cUJofJpr vu'^tiyg' t\w biHljop, Hvi>4 tUo l .Her Ulnir of .Gold.. Laura received a gold ring on her, birthday from her father, who told her that the jeweler had said that It was eighteen carats fine, "What does eighteen carrots flno mean?" she asked, "Not carrots,-but carats," he replied. "A carat is a term used by goldsmiths to mean the one-twenty-fourth part of the weight, so your ring has eighteen twenty-fourth parts gold. It is, therefore, three-fourths pure gold," "And what are tho other six twenty- fourths?" "Three are silver ond three are copper." "Why did you not buy me one all gold?" "Because pure gold Is too soft for use, It would wear away. Even gold eighteen carats line is not sufficiently hard to stand constant rubbing, Mother's wedding ring is now only about half as thlcjs as It was "the day we "were married, So my watch lias ( lost nearly all the engraving on it Jn the twenty-three years that I have beep pulling it out of my pocket a dosjen times a day." "Well, I am glad now you did not buy me a ring of pure gold," said Jj^ura, "because I want to keep this 'forever, and I aro glad that I learned the meaning of carat," in Men engaged in opening Kmerson street, at Kingsbridgo road, uuptvrlhea u human skeleton, cmnplwlu except for the HkuJl, about JOO foot wast of the road. The bones wero found in a "pocket" of oyster shells throe feot be- ueiith the surface. \Y. U Caivar, who js Jut crusted in sucli UJscovorli's, an<l who oxiuni|iej} and she has not got a bit 'of coal ni a stick of wood, nor flour nor sugar,"' nor any bread. Now, if you will g<V. down town and buy ?60 worth ;of. ; things—nice provisions, fuel, etc., send them to her, and, then,go say, 'My friend, I have brought, these provisions in the name of you will see a glimpse of hea/e^ be fore you leave that- little dwelling." Living In Sunshine. I think the superb health of my ily is, to a great extent, ,due to habit we have of almost living i sunshine, 'writes a well-known clan. E;very bright day all are open, and the entire h°nsp ge benefit of the sunlight, It driyes dampness, mould and •microbes, v puts us all in good humor arid I cannot,imagine good sanitary tipns-and darkness, 1 Even my; is as liglit as I can ppssiVly ros and whatever fruit and 4eljqftq}es t,o be shut away trom t^e Jigtij In close cupbpar'ds pr covered, I have sheets of canvtis fliat* -09 thrown over them before they are, away, and always take pains to range my stores that nothing injured by R» abundance of Ufhj, pie who live in padi ments have little c,o)pr us A New York ph'ysjcjan pays: 'The apple is an excellent brain food, because it contains mqre phosphoric acid , „, iu easily digestible shape tb,an any that the spine sftaH be fce,nt other vegetable JtnpwA. It excites the , a »<J that the support rieeje action pf the liver, promotes sound and I MPPW part shall fee felt J» '%m prpppr Wny tp Sit, ' Hill's Journal of Hea}j;h, that » proper sitting sleep, and thoroughly dlsin- ' The Therefore, sit f$ the sUoloton is that of nn In- rho workinpu to by pu

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