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• - ALQONA JUWA, WEDNESDAY OCTOHEK 18 1898, •said CHAPTER 1. R. RUTHVEN was what his lady friends termed "very eccentric." In their eyes the chief' part.of his.ec- cenlHcity lay in the fact of his being a bachelor and perfectly contented with the position. But that was not all. such awful things Ho dramatist and cynic. |plays were the most successful of B, but he would never allow any fto mention them to him. far less Ifciment him upon their popularity. |y-were all full of the most senti- Ital lovo scenes, and airy, graceful Sor, yet Mr. Ruthven, if ever .he Stioned tho tender passion person- sneered at it as a chimera of the fe't's and novelist's brain— a. mon- |>us impossibility, not to be found in ['world. |uietj steady-going husbands did not Rutffven v "to associate with their |es. They were not in the least Jiid of his upsetting their morality; fffrom it; he had never been known to t'.in his life; but they were afraid of ,'destroying their faith in the cxiot- of truth and virtue. Jf.hls own word wero to be believed, fdld not credit mankind with any ilings beyond those of self-gratlflca- and aggrandlzeinea-t. He ignored and laughed at matrimony, except '»•& convenient contract for such'par- :as desired to benefit by their mu- al possessions—a temptation he al- cnded by saying he thanked the |r"d ho had been preserved against. at if Mr. Ruthven- did not care for arriage, neither did he set much store 'riches. He was very liberal with lat tie earned— '-no' inconsiderable n'bunt—and openly pitied those who phsidered it incumbent upon.them to ave. He could not see the fun of plant- fig-trees for the next generation to Ti't" under. Yet he did not spend his loney on his own home, which was a pery modest one, situated in an old- fashioned purlieu of Kensington. There |e lived, in a tiny house, waited on by in ancient purblind housekeeper—one of those inconvenient legacies "which a nan sometimes finds'himself compelled aqcept against his will, and does not mow how to get rid of : afterward with- pout being called a brute. Mrs. Garrett had not much trouble, |°hdwever, with her master, who always his evenings at his club; There ipie might bo found, night after night, i./the center of a circle of. admiring friends, for Ruthven, though so unpop- witb the women^ln ^consequence Xpf an unpleasant habit he had contract- H*ed by saying'what'he meant—was an ^immense favorite With the men, who theard no such caustic, witty, stinging ^remarks from any other member of the jmannibal Club. With the other sex I'^Ruthven became hard, philosophical, fjsometimes almost uncomplimentary, ^"but his own knew him as he really fewas—thoroughly goodihearted, honest, |tand true; bating vice, and .With a very tender spot somewhere, waiting for the Bright band ,to probe and reveal. Another great cause for offense with the ladies against Ruthyen was, that he never went to their dinner parties, and, worse still, be never answered their Betters, 'fQ|f|ny and many a fair woman had ^•angled for that tough old heart of bis , ygjn.ffor a ppular dramatist, and one ! the ( 01everest men in tpwn, was not a to be let slip without an effort, be coveted, cunning fish swam by i, flashing his cold, glittering scales the .sun, unoaptnred g,nd unlikely to ;' be so; The married women said'he was a bear, the unmarried ones that he was 1;, ft fool j but Rnthven cared not what thay | said, In appearawe h& was decidedly ;;po^-}QokJng, I?i8 earnest, deep-souled L were set in a face whose features' three grand auaiities—de- j, perspicuity,- and bumor; but as s'bqrt sight compelled h}m always to«wear a pair of double glasses, few popple knew bow much tenderness Jn -his glance and 'was mixed e rest of. hia disposition. His was abaut flyeraBdrtbirty, but bin was already plentifully sprinkled , gray,' He gave strangers more the «}flg9 sf being a disappointed wd'wmred ', _-j —' AI A^- i— _i— — j £ \\Q ladiss tp bis bavins been ' 1 'R3tBT£Sf-b$<l ftever to cannibals as soon as it ever was POSH- Bible to do so, And his hostess, could she have looked in Upon him afterward, would have been surprised and disgusted to find how agreeable and talkative he coUld become directly he entered his pfoper element and felt himself to he at home. Just as those of hia acquaintances, who thought him "so terribly sarcastic" that they hardly dare open their mouths in his presence, would have been amazed to hear Mrs, Garrett scold him for letting his breakfast grow cold Whilst he lay i& bed', or for remaining In damp boots With his feet upon one of the best chairs whilst he discoursed eloquently, on -all the cardinal virtues for the benefit of his nephew, young Hamilton Shore. That young Hamilton Shore was Mr. Ruthven's nephew every one had been told, and some believed; but no one knew how he came to be so—Ruthven's antecedents and family history being alike Unknown in the world of London. The majority of his acquaintances- according to the usual charity displayed by those who benefit by all we have to give them, and make the worst of everything we do in return—wore bold enough to hint there was a closer connection between Ruthven and his pro- tege than he chose to confess; and he never took the trouble to contradict them. He had said that Hamilton Shore was his nephew, and what society chose to believe on the subject was a matter of supremo indifference to him. . The lad was now'sixteen, and, having shown a disposition to, enter the law, had been removed from the public school and was working under a tutor somewhere in the vicinity of his uncle's house. Except at breakfast-time he and Ruthven saw but little of each other; but he was under the special charge of Mrs. Garrett, who gave him his supper whe,u • he'returned homo of an evening, and generally looked after him. ' He was a fine, handsome lad, tall and upright, with wide-open blue eyes, and fair, curly hair—bearing no resemblance whatever to his uncle. On rare occasions he appeared by Ruthven's side in the stalls of the theater, and he always attracted much attention from the friends of the latter when he did so; but bis uricje di^ not encourage -the practice. Like most men who have passed through the crucible of the world, he did not see the necessity of being scorched by its flames, and wished to save Hamilton from too early an acquaintance with its evil. He had been burned himself too often not to dread the fire for his nephew. So young Shore was still considered and treated as a mere child, at which he was sometimes more than disposed to grumble. Ruthven, who usually sat up writing half the night, seldom left his bed till eleven or twelve o'clock in' the day, when, after a desultory breakfast, he would saunter down to the Strand and spend his afternoon among the theatrical world of London, being as well known in every lobby and greenroom as the manager himself. It was,on one particular day,in spring when, having passed some hours iii the way described, he' was. walking .quie.tly down a street in the city in which one of our principal police courts is situated. There w'as an amused smile upon his face, the smile of a man who has heard something which excites his ridicule either by its absurdity .or its untruth. The fact is, Lord Lupton had just met and congratulated him on his supposed engagement to Cissy Vanilla, the prettiest and most popular burlesquer on the boards. His lordship had appeared •to imagine that it was the most natural thing in tho world that the well-known 'dramatist should be about to contract an alliance" with the well-known actress and that he was a very lucky fellow to get her. Ruthven had acknowledged the possible luck, while he denied the fact, but his lip curled inward ly the while. He and Cissy Vanilla! Where would the world's folly stop? Lasj; month he had been accused of losing bis heart to Mrs. Flutterley. Next week, in all probability, he should bear bis name linked with that of Signora Scandalati, or some other prominent fetpale. Why could they not leave him alone—he who troubled . Ms head so little about paying attention to any of t&em? If bis detractors could only ha;Ve looked -into Ruthveu's heart at that moment they certainly would not have put themselves out of the way to invent a destiny for him any longer. 'As Ruthven arrived at the police cpurt be perceived there was a • large crowd at its entrance—so unus.uallj large a one, in fact, that it induced bim to ask the ppliceman in attendance reason of it, "It's ope of them spiritual cases ^njf og, sirj a dqptor, to be tried fpr ...,. pqsjtipn, and the beyidenco against him giyeuMjy'a member of parliament.' - RiitbveB immediately decided upon gojijg <n jtq'bear the trial, jt was of hia to attend tb.e p " " ' " : <?? 8fi In ffoiit 6f nim he bad b6 cept ffom the ftto&f&tt df tfi* who were 66t eompllmentafy t6 ths se «{ Jtistiee. Shafn6!" exclaimed one ftaft, fttufd^ ily. "tl fine did do it, what httm?" said ahothef; "She's a mere child to look at," fe- mafked a third. "Sileftee in the couftt" was^ shfieked out by the clerk In office. "What is It all about?" demanded Ruthvefi, pushing his way to the front rank. There In the doek was a pitiabld sight. Held up between two paiicemeii, because she trembled so she could not stand, was a young girl, whose age was* out down In the charge-sheet as thirteen, but who, by reason of her attett» uated appearance, did not look more than ten of eleven. Her small, white, jihched face, from which two immense blue eyes stared tearfully at the magistrate, was filled with terror; her rough and tangled hair, which should have been flaxen, but was so begrimed with dirt as to appear what artists, would term a neutral tint, hung down upon ler half naked, bony shoulders; and her ragge.d cottan, gown. was scarcely suf- Scienffor decency. She looked like a Half-starved, hunted fawn, with those wild, pitiful, entreating eyes, and her whole appearance filled Ruthven'a breast with so much compassion that he listened with interest to hear what charge Wfts brought against her. He concluded it Would be theft, and so it was—of what other crime could sUch a child be guilty? But the evidence given against her by one of the policemen was certainly of an aggravated character. "Please your worship," he commenced, after having been sworn, "I was on my beat last evening along Little Peccadillo Street—" "Speak out," said the magistrate, testily. The policeman grew red, cleared tils throat, and recommenced. "I was on my beat in Little Peccadillo Street—" "You've said that before," interrupted the magistrate. .-."•.. "When I see this young gal, your worship, stooping by some palings outside a house; and when I came up with her she had got 'or 'ands full of onions, which she had stole inside the palings, and—" ' | "Only three," articulated the pale lips of the child in the dock. ; "What does she say?" interrupted the magistrate. "She said it was only three onions as she'd got, your worship." , v . "Only three! Three is as bad as thirty. What more, constable?" "Nothing in particular, your worship. She was thieving the onions—not the first time by many, I know—and I took her in the hact." ' "What's the prisoner got to say for herself?" " • ; . "What "ave you got to say for yourself? You can speak to his worship, if you will;" repeated one of the constables to the criminal. "Please, sir, I was so hungry!", "Hungry! nonsense. Hunger is no excuse for crimo. Where does this girl live, constable? What's ' her nnroe? Has she got no parents?" ,' "Her name is Peg O'Reilly, your worship, and she's got no'parents as she knows of; and she ain't got any friends, nor any home in particular, neither; she gets her living about the.streets." The magistrate frowned visibly. Ruthyen was watching every phase of the farce through his double eyeglasses. "Ha! very bad! very bad indeed! Does she attend the School-Board?" "No, your worship," . ."Been vaccinated?" "'Ave you been waccinated?" demanded the policeman in charge. ; /'Whacked," said the prisoner', oiis- taking the word; "oh, yes, sir, ofteu." The mournful tones went through Ruthven's toughened, heart. . , tp,|$ place, H,}sj)fp,fepg}on 'of '$$. R k;}{$ ( ^ $0 kje. suwa ft* tft° pweuH^f ebsrt rj$w4 *»4 wiip ' Jt ya# very .cjwsiW ift • (TO BE CONTINUBDj BICYCLING WITHOUT LEGS. Illinois I.ucl Poduls with Ills Stumps » Mile Under Five Minutes. Ever since wheeling became a erase the human race, big and little, high and low, powerful and weak, has thought it no dishonor to be found in scanty at* tire; pushing pedals. There seems to be no limit to the fad, and the result has, been no 'end of freaks and freaking. Now/however, the greatest of all freaks makes its appearance. It is a bicycle whose rider has no legs and only ono arm. The rider is Arthur Roadbouse, a boy resident of De Kalb, 111. He is thirteen years old, bright and as active as his physical imperfections, which came from birth, will allow. Like most cripples, bis mind is precocious, Tho bicycling craze left him in body mOi's hopeless and helpless than ever, A neighboring blpycle manufacturer agreed to make a wheel which the boy could ride, and he did so, His one band guides the handle bar and bars of steel lead up from the pedals to the short stumps which he has known ns legs. Strange to say, he experienced very little trouble in balancing tho ma' cbjne, Jle began riding about three weeks ago, and after three or four hflurs' Instruction and practice he roado a half n»ii§ pn a track in less than throe minutes. He can »QW ao a wl)e in leas than five jjjjnwtes, a »d expepts to reduce tbis tinje tQ fo.ur jqjpwtes. . He has already made a half mile in 2m. 10$, Ho has Jeered tQ dis.WQU?lt, and can baadie bis wheel readily and without assistance. #o has to. 'be QssUUpd", , wjjon h,e.»P.rots, but be ex;. b,p, able to &egnjs Jp baye.rnore oj* bicycle riding• cripples. >A ago, pjae o| tfte- yg\uig by WOES OF ME "L&Y," CASE; ttt HerafHfe the 1>e* bf th« Ab6tit Wtl« of ft 1'aHUnlfent MIIJE Charlotte Langtry has begun suit against hef husband, Edward Labgtry, for abso-> lute divorce, Mrs, Lattgtry id nbw a citizen of California, and hence brings her suit here. The actress' petition for sepa* ration was drawn 1ft England by a solicitor, who sent It to Howe & Hummell, of New York, together with $700. The petition charges Mr. Langtry with deser-, tion and neglect Mrs. Langtry asks for the custody of her child, Jeanne, who is now 14 years Old. There is a romantic little episode connected with the divorce which will be sensational in its developments. Another legal document is preparing in England in which a peer of high degree is concerned, and the two divorces, though nothing official discovers the pretty story, are closely related by that "silver line so fine, so fine." Who the MRS. LANGTRY. noble gentleman Is who is expected to unite his fortune with that of the Jersey Lily after their divorces are obtained, Madam Grundy refuses to say. Mrs. Langtry, whose maiden .name was Le Breton, was born in '1853, and for twenty years she has been the most famous beauty in the world. She made her debut as an actress in 1881, and has had fair success. Her first appearance in' America was in November, 1882. Mr. Langtry Is now about 54 years old. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs some 200 pounds. He is what is sometimes known as a "burly Englishman," and moves with the grace and confidence of an athlete. When he married the modest daughter of a clergyman on the Island of Jersey he was an army captain. While they lived on the island they were happy but when he took her to London jane the Prince of Wales discovered her, he lost caste in his wife's eyes and never after figured 'in her life to any appreciable extent.' Mr. Langtry lives at Holyhead, and has been a pensioner on the bounty of his wife for many years. He is rather a dissipated man and does nothing for a living, but demands that Mrs. Langtry support him. He has never seen bis little daughter, Jeanne, who is'now 14 years old, since she was a'baby, and never comes near the Lily's many handsome .homes about England and elsewhere* Mr. Langtry is a commenda- •bly steady and violent drinker, and occasionally a reliable rumor flies .over the Irish sea that Mr. Langtry is dead of a fit or something stronger, but it is invariably denied by next mail, In 1888 and 1889 Mrs. Langtry and Freddy Gebhard were on intimate terms and it was thought they Were secretly married. In 1889 Mrs, Langtry went to 'housekeeping in a villa at Long Branch, and Mr, Gebhard's trunks went with the Lily's belongings to thojr pretty summer bouse, where they EDWARP LANQTRV. remained several .months. In 1891 Mrs, Langtry and Gebhard quarreled aad .separated. Mrs. 'Langtry went to Engian^ and there formed'a friendship for' the'late "Squire" Abipgdon Bjird the weiKU^r <n sporting man who Of pneumpnlu from ft CKJijJ taken ftlfiift tifttfil ifef "Mttfeli with m Prffi«8 bf Wales. He teftli tie? beauty 6t h8f into m *6ctetr of tilt «i& Wh6tt hess he cut her dead afid she wgfit eft the stagp. the cause »f tfee )teakinf eMhelf fftefrdlhlp is stid fo lave oceufped at A dltifiet patty &i which too hiuch ehampagfie had beefi akefi, la an JflgplFatldfi 6f fttfi th« slipped a piece o! ice dawn the jack of the seek o* tile flfsl fnft&.ift. Saglahd. ftoyalty ahd thampagne would not bfook the outfage, aad th§ >flnce took advantage of the incident :6 Hd himself of a Companionship that had probably become irksome, six MEN CREMATED. They Vfcnt to Slpop In ft Uafti ) ie iai4 V have lived 'wijJi' for panie tipe, -Hft gave }w §, jgrjj^ A weird disaster, in which six men Were cremated, occurred near Nofris- town, Pa., the other night. While sleeping in a barn at Earnest Station, the structure was burned and all were lost. What adds to the grUesomeuees of the catastrophe is the fact that there Is strong evidence that one of the victims had been murdered. It seems [>robable tfyat one of the tramps had In the darkness murdered"a fellow-knight of the road. Driven desperate* by his crime, the murderer, It is believed, arose In tho dead of the night, while bis living companions slept, set the barn on fire and escaped. With the torch he thus hoped to obliterate >all traces of his crime and to destroy the lives of every witness to it. The barn had long been a rendezvous for tramps, as many as fifty being sheltered there at one time. That evening six of the touring fraternity Were seen to enter the barn. At midnight William Mandeyllle, residing near by, saw flames issuing from the structure and gave the alarm, but owing to lack of water they could do nothing but stand Idly by and see the beggars' roost consumed. Next day the charred body of a man was found In the ruins, with his arms and legs burned off. The remains were taken in charge by Undertaker Hallman, after being viewed by Coroner Kurtz. Upon the body lay a. razor blade and a small amount of money. When the fire had subsided sufficiently to make a closer, examination, ashes of what are supposed to be the remains of five other men were discovered in different parts of the ' ruins. Not enough 'of the victims is left for identification, and who they are will never be known. ••• ; LOWERS THE DIVORCE RECORD. Wichita Judge Does the Work In Nine Minutes nmt Ten Seconds, Wichita now holds the .record,, for quick divorce; proceedings. Last week Judge Reed granted a divorce -within forty-four minutes after the application had been filed. Judge Jennings of Oklahoma claimed to have beaten this record by nineteen minutes, and a Chicago paper quoted fifteen minutes THE PLAINTIFF. aw the record for that city. Mrs. Julia A, Leonard appeare'd before Judge Reed and asked for release from her husband, to whom she bad been united in 1886. Judge Reed, holding, his watch In bis band, instructed the attorneys to proceed, which they did In the briefest manner possible, In just nine minutes and ten seponds Mrs, Leonard received her decree, with the stamp and red seal attached. Thus, Kansas claims the first place once more. Judge Reed closed bis watch with a snap, a smile on bis face, and resumed the whisky trial that bad been broken into. A Miir(|cror'it,Eye§ Shot Oat, Bill Carter, colored, of Vincennes, Ind., several days ago, shot and killed his wife because she bad refused to live with him, Carter bid in an alley on Hart street, and shot her as she passed, five shots entering her body, killing her almost instantly. Carter then ran to bis room on Seventh street; loaded' bis gun and revolver, climbed to the roof and swore that be would kill any man that approached. Deputy Sheriff Bryant went tp arrest him, Carter was. seen lying UPOP tjie r0 of, and .as be poked bis bead ever to lopk down, Pryant shot bim in the bead and face with a Bhptgun, Both, of Carer's eyes ,sbot p ¥tt» - cilme oft lo coftgf eSe 6lfic6 fttS day whfeft , The, lady wp waking eqtpe the kind- of 'cities B pm$ ftt ch,ur?b bad »p, whe» a er remarked!. " '. "The finest pvmeut a wom.& B •par la tbo m;aatej at '' 16 tfeditsd wltft la! ifts Bong iad juiHfii tfis , Chaftdler, of tow HftHgBftlft, wftfl the aftcdtmtw-^lw^el Bfifl WSflgft* dlftfia, afid TUfJifl, 6f Atafefiffi& ift the faeiise la tbs •the, , of Mifiiwiflj Wai eft pelisldnfi. Tuffilfi . edge? to point a moral and adoffl & tale, f.rose afid asked T&fsft&y & questlofu ; „, •"fioa't you kftoW,' ftskid ,f*urfJlft B£' tarsfife^i 'that thefe is a ttatt new ffi y the employ of the goYerninefit-^attettd* • lag the telephone, la factual the late*', fibf depafttnent-*who dfaw« & on the ground that he is totally " 'NO,' replied Tafsaey.'mit 1 It's so.' " 'It is true,' went oa Turpia* man draws a pension for total deafness occasioned by discharge of artillery, and yet attends to the telephone over at the interior department, He's from' Indiana,' " 'In the name of Indiana,' shouted ? Waugh,-.breaking Into the debate and evidently very much excited- at having his state thus invidiously referred to,, 'in the name of Indiana I pronounce that statement false.' "Without another word Turpln started for Waugh, while Waugh, nothing loath for battle, hastened down the aisle to meet him. The tWo belligerents met in front of the clerk's desk. They struck at each other several times,' but in a way to make the hearts of such, as Corbett and Fltzsimmons ache. Sherman Hoar, of Massachusetts, In tho enthusiasm of youth) and In his anxiety to preserve the peace and prevent general disgrace, rushed to part the combatants and got all the licks. Every blow struck him, and he came out of the melee very sore and tousled 1 indeed. As usual, both gentlemen apologized to each other and to the house, 1 and the pension story of the deaf man who attended the telephone was allowed to drop." PRAISE FOR THE JEWS. Tho Opinion* Given br the tiovernor* ' of Four Status. '' Dr. Michael Singer, 'the editor of the JdW," 'bM"received letters about 'the Jews from governors of four states." Governor Stone, of Missouri, says: "I think I am safe In saying that the Jews hi Missouri are a provident,'law-abiding, progressive people. They stand up well with the general average of Mis- " sourians In the discharge of all 'the. duties attaching to citizenship) Ex-' cept in so far as religious opinion goes,~ the Jewfl,,are,hardly recognized as-a dls-' tinctlve class. The Jews • of Missouri' are all right, neither better nor worse than the rest of us." 'Governor McKinley, of Ohio, says: "The people of Ohio, have a high regard for their Jewish fellow citizens. They are law-abiding and enterprising, and a valuable, element of the commonwealth, ever ready' to indulge in good deeds and to take part In movements for the general weK fare." Governor Altgeld, of Illinois, says: "The Jews of the state of ilinois are among the' most intelligent, "most enterprising, most indus,trious, / and* most patriotic of our people. They are loyal to our institutions, they take care of the indigent and needy, and are excellent citizens," Governor Merrill,''of Kansas, says: "As to the character and standing of the Jews living in our state, I would say, so far as I have been acquainted with them, they are as orderly, law-abiding, industrious, tern-' perate, and frugal as any class of out- people in the state. We have many very wealthy* merchants who we an 1 honor to any community." She Can Dp It Now, , ' ' The woman, now/just toes'-the scratch,; And dally'knocks out idie,rumors; ,. Now, when she wants to scratch *, i^atch, She does it on her little bloomers, ATCH180N GUOBMU3S, If you can't do a thing well, quit doing it. , If a man has no money, and no dog,' be has no friends. There is no' better ipyestment than, to learn to keep your mouth abut, To every bridegroom, it appears ti\at bis bride wears a halo (or a night cap. 1 when ft wom,an fails as a wife, she l» usually ambitious to become a mission* ary. It is awfully hard, to appreciate the the good points of a dog when ft' flea la biting you, . . • t It is bard for a maa to s.ajr 0 £901 is a fool, if the. fqol QccasionaJly comes, to biro for advice, To avQid getting discouraged J» heJng, good, don't reckon up wbat profit }t *—' made you. When a girl gets hold ef a pity tory, the first thing she does ia to lo»k up her own nawe. ' - * ; ' .when » wwaa does not &§ege beji busband with her looks, sbe freeaes blm/ ; vitto ber feet. " • „• ,,V People spend so m,uch tlnie talking of ; , what they should. djj ( that •••--• wbat tftey can 49, , , T|l&4eYUJS£Q}jjgJoj be caij't pqgsibly ,§pjgy,

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