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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 12, 1896
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PESSARY 13, f8ty\,fi!nt 8f tfts Ue^ay and Bpeft bSppy' h'6u?B ifl watching th§ afakitt fcsfteft', tfae stif; the activity) which th iftotrdng brings, Alone with this tai "bfotnerV' she plit Aside her &&bitua reserve! he"? apparent coldness thawed tinder the sunshine oi true affection and waS astonishe'd at the jdy sha fel fB Speaking ana listening! heart to I fteart. Me wished to know everything was interested ifi the slightest details goitij? back even to her inipressioh when first transported from her rudi hotae to the undreamed-of splendors o: oriental life. She told him of their bril pness mooiAtitm. CHAPTER VII—(CONTINUED). "Do you see, he has written to me," added the little one, with charming pride. "Yes, he has written to me, and this Is what there Is for yotl—listen!" She read the sentence, "Kiss Tiotttahe With all your heart—do you understand? —with all your heart, for her brother Gutltautne." Almost choked with emotion, Tlo- mane was unable to answer and burst Into tears. What a happy day It was! The poor little girl repeated to herself over and over again these words of love and remembrance from her friend. Was it possible? He thought of her! He , loVed herl CHAPTER VIII. IOMANE WAS not what would be called an amiable girl. She had a warm heart, a keen sense of justice and a preoccupied mind, which was already grappling with the great questions and duties of life, but also a pride which easily took offense, a 8 e n s i 11 veness which exaggerated the petty trials and Insults to which she was dally subjected, and an energy of'character which, , While It gave promise of making her capable .of accomplishing great things In life, kept her now fettered and misunderstood as she felt herself to be, In a chronic state of revolt. Clear, cool-headed, malevolent Mademoiselle Pascale alone -saw the secret struggles, the stifled anger, concealed under a ( tranquil, almost icy, exterior; she alone saw It all In the lightning glance, quickly veiled by the long lashes of the beautiful sapphire eyes; by the Budden paleness of the face; by the con, traction of the firm lips, and her fears for the future redoubled with her aVfcr- , , sion. But no hatred, however bitter, can arrest the development of a mind endowed by its Creator with rare gifts. 'All the education of the little peasant girl, : when she was taken from her humble, happy home to the splendid misery of her life in Smyrna, consisted being able to read and write a very little. In two months she had overtaken Maritza, whose knowledge was very .limited, and in a very short time she ''had left her far behind, endowed, as she wag, with a : wonderful memory, and an analytical mind, which plunged to the depths'of all subjects which came Within the scope of Its study. This year M. de Sorgnes' ill health prevented the customary visit to Europe. The disappointment to Tiomane was very great. To return «o France, to Berck, appeared to her like release from captivity. How many times In •the sad hours which she had spent in (her elegant home had she thought of (hersejf as again Pere Jean's servant, .restored to her laborious but pleasant Jlfe, having resumed her occupation of donkey driver, free and happy and useful. And her sorrow was Increased when she learned that the dear schoolboy, her only friend, was not to return forth'e summer vacation. He had just recovered from a long illness and his physicians had decided that his return to 1 -the east during the warm month's would no doubt be followed by serious consequences. It was decided, therefore; to pass the vacation with a friend of his father, a rich banker, who had an - elegant villa at Dieppe, The De Sorg- nes family took up their residence for the summer at Bournabat, a charming health resort on the site of ancient Smyrna. The whole of this classic region Is filled with the ruins of Gre- pip,n antiquity, Tiomane, whose favor-He study was ancient history, was delighted to seek out the traces of the past, mingling—eWld as she was—fiction <wl$i fact, myth with reality. 'In their •dajjy wa}ka she admired the stone which marks the tomb of Tantalos, at •the foot of Mount Sisyphos; Euphesus, •with its ruined temple; the walls of the Cyclopes; the repose of Hercules; the grpttqes O f the J*ymph.a.e, Ojue levenlRg Tiomane, accompanied ' departure, and Madame de Sorgnes, ae- tbmpanled by the governess, the ohll- aren,and a numerous relittue of serv* ants, w£s obliged to embafk without mm. Tiomane was delighted at the thought of returning to her own country. At last hef beautiful dream was * i? realised. Her sad remembrances of- the last two yea-fa faded away, one by one, as she afoproached her lost paradise—Berck, the good people, all the happy paet,over which she had shed so Many bitter tears. And he who called himself her brother, that dear Gull- laume, she was to see him again. And when she left the ship at Marseilles, when she found herself again on that quay whence she had embarked two years before for the orient her heart was filled with a nameless joy. They reached Paris a little before the summer vacation had begun. Madame de Borgnes and the two young girls went >i e m Mon se the next morning. Qulllaume was now seventeen, and, to use his own expression, had grown like a- mushroom. Very tall, slight, elegant and vigorous, with a manly bearing, he had preserved his frank, animated expression, and looked like a soldier, his fond mother said. The tall boy seized his beautiful little mamma in his arms, and, kissing her again and again, told her she was as young and as pretty as ever. Then Marltza's turn came. "Let me see, Duchess, how much have you grown?" His grimace of disappointment nearly broke his little sister's heart, but the .disagreeable Impression was soon effaced under a shower of kisses. At last he noticed Tiomane. "Ah. the little , donkey driver!" He stopped, speechless. No, this could not be the donkey driver—this tall, graceful girl of fourteen, with her dazzling complex- Ion, her sapphire eyes, and her distinguished air. After a moment of hesitation lie gave her, too, a good brotherly hug and kiss. Two weeks later Guillaume, with his diploma in his pocket, joined his family at the beautiful cottage at Berck, where we first made their acquaintance. What a sensation Tiomane made in the village and on the beach! Her old companions hardly dared recognize her; Mere Jean examined her with open- eyed curiosity; the children had grown and forgotten her; Grlse was still living, driven by another servant. And Sister Victoire—how lovingly she kissed her young friend on both cheeks! "Still as good as ever, I am sure," she said; "but how you have changed!" Yes, how changed, indeed! Back again In her .old home, the young girl found it difficult to recognize her own identity. Was it possible that this was what she had so bitterly regretted— what slie had been so anxious to see again? What madness! She felt that she could not have lived a single day in that filthy hovel, engaged in the rude liant arrival in of her first awaking to the fad that her loved pro* tectress had grown cold to her, of the hatred arid tyranny of Mademoiselle Pasdale, and the life of splendid misery which she had endured. "The hateful old thing," Gulllaume interrupted* shaking his fist as if to mehafce the absent Frenchwoman who had brought all this sorrow to his dearly beloved adopted sister. But suddenly there was a ray of sunshine. His remembrance of her In the postcrlpt to Maritza. How grateful she had been to him for thinking of her. "Dear little goosei" he murmured, "It Was only natural." He could not help expressing his surprise, however, that such revolts were hidden under such a calm exterior. "Oh, yes," she murmured, "I felt that I was growing hard and wicked." What Tiomane did not tell him Was her Intense happiness In his very real attachment and In the confidence he reposed in her. He, too, began to think aloud when with her and he spoke enthusiastically of his desire for military life. Nevertheless, his father required that he should prepare for the Polytechnic School In preference to Saint-Cyr, thinking that, in case of a change of government, he would be prepared for any career he might choose. This tall boy, endowed . with remarkable Intelligence, carried into every act an energy, a passion, which was at the same time profitable and injurious. He worked with feverish haste and then amused himself with the same eagerness; we might almost say, with the same frenzy. Violent in his affections, as in' his antipathies? he would have given his life for his friend or have boxed the ears of a comrade, who had offended him ever so slightly.. "It is my head, my head, that plays such tricks'," he would say when reprimanded. The affectionate protection of Gull- laume seemed to exert a happy Influence on the whole household. When with her brother and Tiomane, even "the duchess" laid aside her imposing airs and was gay and natural, and Madame de Sorgnes treated the three young people on an almost equal footing. "Mademoiselle," tooj drew In her claws, knowing full well that if . she did not they would be bitten off by the hot headed young .collegian. The boy friend had subdued eveiy one. Alaa! the day of separation, the day 'parture, came again. Marltza's grief was violent and unrestrained, while Tiomane stifled her sobs, although her heart was breaking, Gulllaume made her promise to write to him often. "Perhaps I may be lazy about answering,': he added, "but be indulgent. I love you all so much, and you, too, Tiomane; remember, you, too." MAUDE TENNIS FLAYER tfott the *Hle Of Chnmplbn at tho Ue- tefct tot thU tnjf. — fcitfety 1'laJ- T last season's tennis tournament in New Zealand one of the felayers e tered was Miss Hilda MaudeHitch- ings. The appearance of her name in the list of contestants caused no particular comment among those outside her circle of immediate acquaintances, but when it came to her turn to play universal astonishment was expressed at the discovery that she had but one arm Her first game had hardly been begun, however, before the spectators and all other players saw that Miss Hitchings was a formidable competitor. With three fingers of her only hand she held the racquet, the ball being held with the finger and thumb. A slight toss of the ball, followed by a smart, twisty tap with the racquet results in a fast low setvlce, which the opposing players (TO BE CONTINUED.) WONDER OF RELATIONSHIP. "THAT 13 TIOMANE." labors which had-made'up her old life, "Whenever she went out the sailors, peasants, and visitors pointed her out, and she heard the 'whispered words, ^ansri gorrirnes enfants de Marie, 3St n,p«^ ohantons ses Jouangres, etc. ' ,T^e fresh yowngr voice, into which all i-tjie fervor of the pure eoul eeerned to have paPSec], attracted the consul and •'Me. w|fe t who were phattlng in Jtfadame do Sprffnes 1 bou49ir o»; the §ame floor. Jt W a ft at We decided that euph a voice ' "" "9 fe9 oulUYaled, an4 an Austrian •Who J\a4 -recently , »n Smyrna was engaged to five wOilnsrJy .relegating' her OT*'Jte J9J« »A4 .Sorrows!' nnfaao^" "That is Tiomane, the donkey driver, a child from the foundling asylum," and the hot blush of shame crimsoned her cheeks, The keenest thrusts, however, came unwittingly from her friends Guillaume and Waritza. "Do you remember-the day you drove us to Merllmont, Tiomane?" "Tiomane, p}ck out the best car for •us. You understand Jt," "Look, Tipmane, there is Grise! See, she knows you!" The theme seemed inexhaustable. At flrst TJomane was angry, and, to hide her emotion, pretended not to hear— not to understand. Then, by sheer will power, she mastered her feelings and appeared to be amused by her tormentors; jested about her old avocation, and as always happens in such cases, the Jest died out-blunted, deadened against this mask of indifference. People got tired of striking into empty space, "Decidedly, you are a, strong character, Tiomane," Guillaume said to her after one of these encounters; "J could not bear what you do a single day " She had found her boy friend again, but now, added to his old courage in defend- wgr her on all occasions, there was a manly admiration which flattered and conspled her, He, the talj collegian, love<Uo talk with he v ana 4lscu 8e the questions of the day with her as 'with an equal. "You are a surprise to me, Tiomane. In, two year0 ypur mind is perfectly fo ed ' HQW d| * ° u <° and Man Committed Sulcldo After Finding Ho Was His Own Grandfather. In an old scrapbook which has been in the family of the editor of "Notes for the Curios" for twenty-five or thirty years, and which contains a number of clippings without date, there is the following: "William Harman, who committed suicide at Tltusville, Pa., a short time since, did so because some one had convinced him' that he was hla own grandfather. Here is a copy of the singular letter left: 'I married a widow who had a grown-up daughter. My father visited us, often, fell In love with my stepdaughter and married .her. Thus he riecame my son-in-law, and my stepdaughter became my mother, because she was my father's wife. Soon after this my wife gave a son, Which, of course, 'was my father's brother-in-law and my unoje, for ha was the brother of my stepmother. My father's wife also became the mother of a son. He was, of course, my brother, and also rny gran'dchild, for he was the son of my daughter, Accordingly niy wife was my grandmother, because she was my mother's mother, 1 was my wife's husband and grandchild at one and the same time. And as tho husband of a person's grandmother la his grandfather, I was my own grandfather!' " Was It any wonder that the poor man rid himself of such a tangled relationship? HILDA HITCHINGS. ound anything hut easy to take. She vas easily victorious in her first game, which was followed by a series of winnings, entitling her to the' championship. Her success was a most popular one, and was the subject of much comment in view of her heavy handicap through physical infirmity. Miss Hitchings is of, unusual height for a woman—5 feet 11 inches. This commanding stature and long reach, combined with, accurate placing and great activity, enabled Miss Hitchings to land the chief tennis honors of New Zealand. This was accompanied by a handsome cup sent to the players of the colony by a London firm. In the coming annual tournament Miss Hitch- igs will have to contest against a lady well known on English lawns, and great interest is centered in the match. Besides her tennis ability the New Zealand champion is noted for her dexterity in everything' she undertakes and especially with her needle. Her victory at the tournament last year was nearly as much of a surprise to the winner as to anyone else. Miss Hitchings had, of course, more than held her own among tennis players of her acquaintance, but hardly expected to be "in it" in the finals. Sketch of ft PltcHER FJSHE& Star in tb«> C. S. Fisher, a pitcher, who wa3 loaned to the Indianapolis team, of the Western league, during the past season* by the Cincinnati club, of the National league and American association, was born Jafa. 8, 1872, at Anderson, Ind., and learned to play hall at an early age in and around his native place. His first regular engagement was with the pro" fessioiial team that represented Anderson in the Indiana State League during the season of 1890, and his excellent work that season helped his club to win the championship of its league. In 1891 he played with the Appleton teaW, of the Wisconsin league, and the club finished second in the championship t-ace. In 1892 he joined the Oshkosh club, of the same league. He began the season of 1893 with the Bas'ton club, of the Pennsylvania State league, and out of fifteen games, in .which he filled the po*- sitlon of pitcher, he Won all except one, This record attracted Manager Chapman, who was then in charge of tho Buffalo team, of the Eastern league, and he obtained his release from Buffalo in June, and he finished out the season with that club, taking part In thirty- seven championship games, and his exceptionally good work for the Bisons justly brought him prominently Into the baseball world. The major league managers, ever on the alert for promising young material, made a bid for his services, Manager Tebeau, of the Cleveland club, being the first to put in a claim for him. Tebeau went to Buffalo and wanted Fisher to go at once to Cleveland, but the pitcher would not do so until he had seen President Franklin and Manager Chapman. After carefully considering the matter, the Buffalo magnates consented to let him go for a monetary consideration. In 1894 he began the season with the Cleveland club, of the National league and American association, but finished it with the Cincinnati team, of the same league. He was reserved by the Cincinnati club for the season of 1895, but was loaned to the Indianapolis team, of the Western league, taking part during the past season in fifty-two championship contests, and ranking second in official pitching averages of that league. His superb pitching greatly aided the Indianapolis club in winning last year's Western league pennant.' Fisher has been credited with a number of noteworthy pitching feats during the past few years. Among the most prominent of these occurred while connected with the Buffalo and Indianapolis teams. While with the former he prevented three different teams from . scoring a run in as many championship games. The last of the three took plaJb on Aug. 31, at Buffalo, N. Y., against the Troy club. It required twelve innings before a result was,reached. Both teamp were blanked up to the twelfth inning, when the Buffalos managed to get. in the only and winning run. The losers made only three scattering hits off Fisher. . "Yes, * J rea^that is a.jj.'? have read a great jutt vtat yau you r*Jeg,t," . ,\ ' ** A Queen's Blunder-, For some time after her marriage with Napoleon the Empress Marie Louise was extremely ignorant of the French, language, On one occasion, seeing her husband look vexed over.a letter lie had received from the court of Austria, she inquired of him what was the matter, "Oh, nothing," replied Napoleon; "yquv father is an old ganaohe, that is all." Marie Louise did not know that this was French fop fool, and took the flrst opportunity of asking a courtier what it meant, saying that the emperor had applied the expression to her father. "It means some one very learned and wise," stammered the unfortunate cour* ier. The empress was perfectly satis- fled with this explanation and pleased to )earn a new word. A day of two after she received the ArphTChancellPF Cambaceres in a crowded sajon. 8pine question, was being warmly discussed U» the circle, and her opinion wag asked, Wishing to be very "grs9U»us, feS? 1 ^ , t ,V TOea t9 Cambacere? an "We wm refer that ppint & jtbe bishop, for we aJJ know that fee Js. SHE IS A TRICK SKATER. Mabol Davidson inul Her Way of Earning a Living, Women have danced or sung themselves into the hearts of the public. Now comes one who has skated herself there, Her name is Mabel Davidson, though most people don't seem to know it, for old and young call her Little Mabel. She closed a two weeks' engagement at a New York rink several days ago, but she continues to go there every day to do a, few tricks to keep herself in training, and her appearance Is the signal for everybody to get out of the way and give her room to work. This the merry skaters are more than willing to do, for they believe her to be the finest trick skater in the world, and C. B. FISHER. On July 7, at Providence, R. I., tht Providence team made only two safe hits off Fisher, but succeeded in defeating the Buffalos by 4 to 3, although the latter were credited with seven safe hits. One of his best performances during the past season was preventing the St. Paul team from making more than two safe hits off him, June 10, at St; Paul, Minn,^ yet the latter won by 2 to 1, although'Indianapolis was credited with seven safe hits. On May 25, at Indianapolis, the Mllwaukees made only four safe bits off him,'Indianapolis winning by a score of 12 to 4. Fisher held the Kansas Citys dpwn to four safe hits July 6, at Indianapolis, the home team, winning by a score of 3 to 1. u» m& frmtemm to ^w^ « ft SL«» afi^iwTwS , MABEJL that every exhib}tip,n J S f«;pm all thaj; went before. THE DIAMOND, Harvey Watkins has selected the Fair ground at Jacksonville, Fla., as the training place for- the GJants pext spring. 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