The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 8, 1896 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Wednesday, April 8, 1896
Page 3
Start Free Trial

TjBB TOMSK' PE8 MOttfflM "^ -^^^ ^£*.-ifca££ sVi->.<^ ^ -;.;,' v HtTEaKATldML PRESS ASSOCIATION. CHAPTER XX. NE MONDAY morning, a few weeks after the events narrated • in the last chapter, as order, tated. his manner Maritza's voice called him from the ;xt room. ,, "Go to them at once," said Tiomane, in a tone of authority which he always obeyed. "Give me time to think, to reflect, on what ought to be done, I will say that I have an errand in the city, and will ask you to accompany me; then we caii talk without feaf of being When she found herself alone, she sank down, overcome With contending emotions and bitter thoughts. This, then, was the end of all her efforts —a catastrophe more terrible than anything she had imagined! And' It was Gulllaume, in whom she trusted; Gulllaume, from whom she.had hoped so much, was its author. A supper, a game of cards—the pleasure of a moment! He had not even thought of them. He had no love, no pity, for them. . His mad folly had cast them back Into their poverty—a poverty even greater than that under which they ithe ladies were ris- j were suffering when they came to ing- from the break--) Paris, for now the last farthing of the ' small sum of money In reserve had been expended. They would now be obliged to live on the small income from the railway shares. Fifteen hundred francs for f6ur persons, until this guilty, infatuated boy found another position! And, under the circumstances, when fast table, what ivas their astonishment to see Guil- Jaume enter. His face was haggard, .his clothing In dis- nervous and agi- Rushing up to his mother, he in a sort |;issed her again and again, of frenzy, saying: "Kiss me, little mamma; kiss me." Then he seized his sister in his arms, Embracing her In the same way. « "What has happened, Gulllaume?" questioned Tlomane, r'eally 'alarmed. He looked at her, but. did not reply. "But why," she continued, "are you In Paris to-day? Tou did not tell us yesterday—your place?" Saaw—the death of JtotMntlc sto*y el hef addptlott- fey Iftfe Mfe of the consul-general of J*faftce« her life in Smyrna—tfee death oi the fcottsui—their ruin—tftelr 1 voluntary ex* lie from their owfl cduntry—their pov- fe?t# wMn they arrived MfPatts-the improvement in their .condition consequent upon dulllaume's sttcce8S—4ftd* last of all, the irreparable ruin and de* spaif into which they were again plunged by his folly, He OWejd 6,00ti francs, and she feared he'*^rould put an eftd to his life to escape the taunts and Insults 'of his creditor^ ' The maestro listened; evidently very mUch interested •<—sometimes looking very much amused. • "What a plot for a novel!", he murmured, more than -oncei When she ceased speaking, he said, after a silence which to Tlomahe ap* peared endless: "If I understand you,.then, what you wish at once Is 6,000 francs, to pay the debt of this foolish young gambler?" "Oh, sir," she answered, clasping her hands and looking into his face appeal- Ingly, "I would give my life to obtain that sum!" The • mocking smile was Sean again through the gray beard. "Listen," he said. "I am quite sure that a Barnum would make his fortune out of you, Well, I am not a Barnum— neither am I a philanthropist. You are very beautiful and Interesting, and, what is of more consequence, you have a wonderful voice. It goes without saying that you do not know how to sing—but you can learn. You started a little while ago When I spoke of your going on the stage. Well! I at? An inier-etttng tittle tii**ie to* ft *«,iephon6 Jfew In Aft Attach- fiotof ietfr. A fttifirtfet &! ffdeiety; file and artiste M¥« taken fifUfcta tleeVftfid tea-sitfdfdftf paftleS afJs n6l affddmf&o*. A tltefafy 6t«6 ai KSfti* iftftdfl lifts fegtffaf ftMtffitr ftfffktf purpose. . ¥ ea cigarettes ars a fegTatsf article of trade, &fid toe sold its «fiite att e*tent As might i&lutalt? fee expected, this practice la developing s6me extremely obstinate flervotfs trouble and cases of insomnia ate traceable dl to this habit it is the I HAVE LOST 6,000 FBASCS. "Why, no; why, no," he answered quickly, cutting short all questions. "Be easy—I have a vacation." He accompanied the words with a glance which contained a supplication, a prayer, and she understood that he wished to speak to her—to her alone. At that moment the wife of the concierge brought in the mail from Smyrna. To the mother and daughter this souvenir of their country always brought joy, and. Madame de Sorgnes seized eagerly the letter bearing the arms of the consulate of France. Tiomane took advantage of the opportunity. "Ah, Guillaume," she said coaxingly, "while your mother and Maritza are perusing and reperusing M. de Riez' journal, I think you ought to help me with my accounts." She led the way to her own room, and closed the door. "Well?" she questioned, overwhelmed with a presentiment of sorrow to come. "Welli this is what it is," he answered in a husky voice. "Last evening I left you very early in order to join some young men with whom I had promised to take supper. I intended to take a night train, and be at the works at the usual hour. I drank a good deal of wine at the supper, and, half-intoxicated, went, with my companions, in the same state as myself, to a gambling- house. We played during the remainder of the night—forgetting everything. In short, I have just come out of it, and have lost 6,000 francs." She listened, hardly daring to understand, crushed, stupefied, under the suddenness and enormity of the disaster. "So you did not go home," she stammered; "you played—you lost." • "Six thousand francs—do you not understand? Six thousand francs!" "Six thousand francs,'' she repeated. "Can it be possible?" "Yes, .that is the sum; and the worst of it is, I can not pay—I was obliged to confess it openly, there; and my creditor Js a hard-hearted wretch—an Italian who lives on baccarat—a robber, He threatened me there, and he had a right to do it," he added, in a sudden transport of frantic rage, "and I had not the right to answer him. One pan not answer a man to whom be owes money; one cannot expose oneself to the danger of killing him—and thus freeing oneself." "Oh! this is horrible," murmured Tiomane bitterly. "Ijisten," he resumed, in a tone that 1 showed he had recovered some degree of self-control. "J wanted to tell you, put J implore you let my mother and Bister remain in ignorance of it. Tell them whatever you please—only do not tell them the truth," What do you intend to do?" she asked. "j do. not know." "Nevertheless-*" "But J do not know—I can not tell. I can not return to nay place after so inexcusable an absence." "you hftye lost your situation?" "Why, certainly. My employer is severe—absolutely pevere^-witb regard to absence without permission, But I shall not remain a burden upon you. I efcaU geek Oh, this debt tbftt I can not —never pay perhaps! And It. all be. Will be, ft it ailS 8telte& §jft§ yp^i, py would that be? This debt, this enormous debt, which it was impossible to pay, terrified her. There was no one to help them. San- cede—that good, devoted Sancede— could do nothing, for he was poor himself. In her terror and excitement she imagined the most dreadful consequences. With Gulllaume's impulsive character, would he be able to endure the insults of his creditor? "Would he not, in a moment of uncontrollable anger, avenge himself on the man? Or, unable to bear the disgrace of a debt he could not pay, maddened by the degradation of his position, would he not put an end to his own life? The entrance of the wife of the concierge forced Tlomane to affect a calm which she did not feel, and to give her orders for dinner as usual. While she was doing so, the kind-hearted woman, who had not noticed her young mistress' sad face, repeated the compliments which she had just heard from M. Desgoffes for the wonderful voice which filled the whole house with its melody. He had climbed the four pairs of stairs to hear it the evening before. She had surprised him listening on the landing-place when she came up to .put out the gas. "Yes, yes, mademoiselle, he says you have 100,000 francs' income in your throat. He is sure of it." At that moment, when all hope had abandoned her, when she knew not where to turn, these words feel upon Tiomane's ears like a revelation from heaven. Her voice was worth money! She knew not how, she did not try to comprehend; but her voice was worth money—that was all. Could it be true? •Without stopping to reflect, urged on by one thought, ready,to undertake anything, she begged the good woman to go down at once and ask the professor if he would grant her an interview for a few moments. She soon reappeared, the bearer of M. Desgoffes' compliments. He would be delighted to see the young lady who had given him so much pleasure. la an Interest* ing little ptizzle that may be used- at an evening party or for a favor Ifi a game, It Is like the picture in Shape, but touch larger, and may be out out of celluloid Of of fancy * Cardboard. The ddte of the entertainment and the guest's name may be placed upon It Cards can be prettily decorated in colors or in gilt, and the ribbons, which should be tied as represented in the picture, may be of almost any kind, although baby ribbons are preferred. For the little doll- like tassels use silk thread. The puzzle is to separate the ribbons where Joined without untying them or injuring the card. This is easily done by bending the card and pulling the ribbon through the one hole nearest the tassels until the Joining comes through, when the ribbons may be separated. The puzzle, if prettily made, will serve for a book-mark. of a number of eminent medical fflett that this is 6tte of the mbat danfef oufl forms of indulgence. , It almost entirely wrecks the nervdUS system, attd makes rest and sleep put of the question. It is causing menial hallucinations, and, with- persons of delicate temperaments, is likely to make ratheif shott work of the victim. The A foetal iJevte*. illustration printed herewith shows an ingenious abd verjf simple de* vice invented by a man in Cainden, N. J., by which the old style mouth-piece of the tin speaking tube is done away with and the tube practically converted into a telephone. The great advantage of the device ia that one may talk into the tube and receive the answer witb- out changing from mouth to ear. The cut shows the device in operation. The receiver, which is fitted will a rubber cushion for the ear, is attached to an inner rubber tube, through which the talker receives au answer to Wha he may say. In this respect it is jus like the telephone, no change of posi SEiTED AT A PIAKO. have a daughter myself, and I understand your feelings. With your education, and the society In which you have moved—It is a pity. However, I will not urge you to go upon the stage —there are concerts. Ah! what a success you will be! Well, not to make too long a story, this is what I offer you. To-day is a holiday, and the banks are closed—but to-morrow I promise to hand you 6,000 francs." Something-New In Headlights. It is said by railroad experts that about half of the accidents that occur are due to derailments on curves. As the headlight Is at present constructed, it throws the light straight on, and when the locomotive comes to the curve, a portion of it is In darkness. In the new invention the light is so arranged that it is suspended on pivots on top and bottom, so that it swings freely. From the bottom of the headlight two chains run to the ends of an arm connected by a rod running to the truck of the pivot wheels. When the pilot wheels strike the curve, the outside wheel is thrown slightly in ad- 'vance, and this moves the rod and chain so as to-throw the light directly on to the track," instead of in a straight line, thereby leaving a portion of the track in darkness. This is thought to be an invention of great value, and locomotive engineers are wondering that no one has thought of it before. Attr m has fail nm . the attalf fietef heard Qt fret the celebrated Amelia who has again gdnfc td 'A an extaiistfte etfld^ 61 the" motikeys, or else they have deemed It ' ' tion being necessary at either end oJ the line while the conversation is going on For all Interior communication the device seems to be admirably adapted to its purposes, as It Is simple, cheap and free from liability to get out of order. easief to teach the ffiofife'efd learn froia ttieffl la dtffil&ft tflflgae, At any fate, one 6f the methbdte in this strange educational insttttitldfl IB the following; A young monkey la tafotft ftttd fore him is placed a set of blocka which are paiated la capitals ,of the alphabet These blocks fact, exactly similar to.thdsfi, ,whi611 children 1 play with in everf cl . country la the world aad the}? tacts used ,in precisely the same way as if the itaea^ key was a young specimen of thd ha*! man race. There is one professor* fdtj each monkey and the monkey is taught by means of the blocks to spell certain words. If the word is "fruit," for e*>[ ample, the monkey, after having been; taugbt to arrange the blocks so as to spell the word quickly and without ef* ror, receives a bit of fruit as his te^ ward, The same exercise is repeated with other words, and it Is boped that in time the simians will learn how to read and spell and understand Bngllsn, .if they cannot speak it. . Only young animals are taken, .for, they learn more quickly than the old ones. There Is no danger of this queer, school lacking scholars, for there are thousands of monkeys to be found Ittj ithat part of India where Calcutta l»j 'situated. An effort will also be madej it is said, to educate these wild beasts, so that they may become fairly effl- ! cient domestic servants. The school Is so young, as yet, however, that what it will accomplish is entirely a matter !of speculation. Its "professors" are ( enthusiastic about their novel work and seem to think that a new field of usefulness will soon be opened up for tbese chattering little beasts. • ' ft 'J " r i • to PR4 after CHAPTER XXI. T WAS ONLY when Tiomane found herself in the large and elegantly furnished antechamber on the first floor that she began to tremble. A valet conducted her to the drawing- room, where she found a middle- age d gentleman seated at a grand piano. He rose to receive her. His appearance was not prepossessing—a bald head, green spectacles, a hooked nose, a long, gray beard. "Ah! it is you, mademoiselle?—the sweet singer, who fills the whole house with her music. What volume! And what do you intend to do with your beautiful talent?" All this time he was eyeing her keenly, taking no notice of her frightened face. She made a great effort to appear calm, and said, "Sir, I come to you in a moment of frightful despair." "Indeed!" he said, still eyeing her sharply. She continued, "The wife of the concierge says you think my voice is worth money." She is quite right," he answered nonchalantly, at the same time adjusting his green spectacles; "and, sesides, you are a beautiful girl, a very beautiful girl. What a furore you would make on the stage!" 'On the stage!" she echoed, In a tone of alarm, "yes. Does that frighten you?" He seated himself again at the piano. ''You know music very well," he said; you sing badly; nevertheless, you are a musician—a genius. Do you read at sight?" "Oh, yes," she answered, her awe of this very plain-spoken gentleman in^ creasing. . "Come here! Bah! I am not going to eat you. This has just appeared," he said, .opening the score of a new opera"I suppose you were not present at the rehearsal last evening," he added in a mocking tone. He played the first measures. Tiomane read music very correctly, but now her voice trembled with emotion. When she had finished, the professor said. "That, is bad, very bad. but It is because you are frightened. Here la Faust—you roust know that, " -. . i »_ -- __«( M » tin a lt + 4-Itt" ( TO BE CONTINUED.) ' GREAT TUNNELS. Modern Improvements and Science Lessened the Coat. In comparing the four great tunnels it is interesting to note' that time is an extraordinary element In the cost. The oldest tunnel—Hoosac—cost $379 a foot; Mount Cenis, the next oldest, cost $356 a foot; St. Gothard cost $229 a foot, and the most recent tunnel of the four—the Arlberg—cost only $154 a foot. All four were old settled countries, with abundant labor, and the very great difference in cost per foot plainly marked the progress of science, because It was the invention and Improvement of tools that made It possible to reduce the time and thus the cost. To observe the difference between the work on the three great European tunnels, built by government aid in old- settled countries. It may be well to observe for a moment" the work done on a. comparatively small tunnel built far from civilization through the Cascade Mountains, on the line of the Northern Pacific railroad. The mountain through which the tunnel is cut is 3,790 feet above the floor of the tunnel. To understand the magnitude and difficulty of this undertaking It must be observed that the site of the tunnel at the time the contract for the construction was signed was an unbroken wilderness. At the then existing terminus of rail connection everything—men and tents, food, horses, machinery, lumber, hospitals, and in fact, the material for the army—had to be transported over improvised roads eighty-two miles through forests, through snow and mud. to the east portal of the tunnel, and eighty- seven, miles to the west portal. Six months passed before all the machinery was on the spot. Rivers had to be turned aside, bridges built, camps established and men and norses collected, fed, housed and cared for nearly 100 miles from a locomotive. The tunnel is 16% feet wide and 22 feet high, and the entire distance(8,950 feet) was bored through the mountain in twenty-two months, the rate of progress with the power drills being 413 feet a month, and the cost of the completed tunnel was only $118 a foot, and the entire work was completed in twenty-eight months from the signing of the contract In New York City, Old-Stylo Pipes Reappearing. A Jtoropean sculpter living In this city fifteen or twenty years ago, and not successful in his own art, took tQ modelling clay pipes. The clay was burned a light reddish b.uff, and he chose for his subjects the heads of local celebrities—Boss Tweed, Peter Cooper, and other men known for various things. It was nepessary that the subt ject should have some striking peculiar" ity, the more grotesque the better. Th$ Peter Cooper pipe had a wide popular* ity, and SQ had one simulating a caricatured Irish lace. These pipes were lopt to view for some years, or, at any rate, not made in large numbers, but they have recently reappeared. The sub- Jeet« £*w are less local than formerly, thougrh the work seems much the jaroe in execution as hefor*. and the pew pipes V«a r the old name. They are. however, more than <|0uWe the original price. A Soventeen-aillUon-Horge-Fower Gun. A scientist has estimated that there u*e guns that under fire create force equal to seventeen-million-horse power. This seems almost incredible, but careful figuring shows it to be a fact. It must, however, be borne in mind that this tremendous force is exerted for merely the fraction of a second of time. Every schoolboy knows that while he cannot, on what is called a "dead pull" or lift, accomplish very much, he can, by a spring or a sudden effort, move many times the weight that could be handled under ordinary circumstances. By the same calculation, the guns that throw 2,200-pound projectiles at the rate of 1,970 feet in a second, will, for an inconceivably short space of time, exert a force equal to twenty-four-million-horse power. A Solder for Glass. What is looked upon as a most important discovery is a solder for glass. This is composed of 95 parts of tin and 5 parts of zinc. It has a beautiful me-, tallic luster, is not subject to change, adheres firmly to glass, and melts at 200 degrees. Another alloy is made o! 90 parts of tin and 10 of aluminum. This Is also very brillant and lasting, and solders glass very strongly. It is as easy to manage as to solder metal. The work is done either by heating tbe pieces to be soldered, then rubbing them with a bit of solder, and pressing together immediately, or with an ordinary iron, as in metal, except that the pieces of glass should be quite hot before Joining. In either case the invention is exceedingly Interesting and has very many uses. Playing -with a-Xlvlnc Ball. Down in South America there lives a queer creature that carries its fortress around on its back. It isn't very large or strong, and so when the animals of tho forest attack it it rolls up into a little ball, draws in its tail and its hard outer fortress protects it Th<j natives have given it the name "bolita," which, means "little ball," and sometimes it is brought in from its home in the woods for the children to roll about and play with as they would witb a football. And when they are tired of bowling it' around the bolita, which hasn't been disturbed in the least, calmly unrolls and crawls away. The English name of this animal is armadillo, which means "little armed," and there are a great many different species found of it in South America. It lives in the earth in burrows which It digs with its sharp claws. During the daylight it quietly naps, but as soon as dark comes it crawls out and searches for Its dinner, which consists of insects, roots and fruits. It looks very comical as it crawls about, for its claws are so long that it seems to walk on its very tiptoes. The natives are fond of the bollta's flesh, and whenever they find one of Premiums on Inventions. The French Society for the Encouragement of Industry offers prizes for the most valuable inventions. For the best motor fed with some commercial oil; for a method of reducing leakage in marine boilers; for a new and useful alloy; for a small motor suitable for a home workshop which will work by the use of some simple power available in tbe bouse or by energy transmitted from a station; for improvements in the process of preparing linen and hemp; for a new way to utilize waste products; improvements in the casting of Iron and steel, and essays or books on tbe use of chemical or metallurgical industries. The field is a very broad one and American inventors are invited to compete. Electric ChaUe for Victoria. "Invention" says that an electric chaise was ordered by the late Prince Henry of Battenberg for Queen Victoria. The vehicle, wbicb is not yet finished, is built upon a double framework of tubes with a head tube for steering much as a bieyclo has, the steering handle being somewhat like that used in bath chairs. The body of the carriage is composed of aluminum, and it runs upon three wheels, fitted with, miebelin tires; the propelling force is a dynamo driven with Fulraejj, .accumulators, and your voice is warming up a little.' This time she sans beautifully. "Well," he said, pointing to a chair opposite bin, "sow let us tails business. What 4o you want of me?" Tbe paor girl had, become frightfully pale, and Ijer heart beat so 4 JM of Money tor Vets. The pension agency at Topeka, |Can.. paid out during the year ending July t very nearly |l5,poo,OOQ. Injected ohUt9h bugs are feat flolnj. up wilt tew repgn, ,ef tj^ej,- «—•*••- blethrejB jft M^gW^^'^^^ ," , . ^^^^Pf^^^ MR the animated little fortresses they ry if borne, and, after tbe children are tired o* piayiwg witb it, they eat it up as express wagons were common, tbey are now extinct, and tbe *Of today neve? grows more tjjftft Secret of tbe Ke«iey Motor. Apergy is the name of tbe new force, claimed for the Keeley motor. This force is thus defined: "It is obtained by simply blending negative and positive electricity with electricity of the third element or state, and by charging a body sufficiently w ltb tnls fluid, gravitation Js nullified or partly reversed, and the earth repels tbe tody with, the same or greater power tbaft tbst wttfc watch it formerly attracted it, so tnat it may be suspended or caused to wve away into space," 4 Simple £*pe»iq>ent ta freezing. Pour a little water onto a board under a hot Stove, then mis J» a «» cup a quantity of ice and *»W, etjr it ttw*' ougWy and place it on tbe board in tbe water, Tbe freezing process will very ebprtiy pegta, Tbe tbeory is tbe evaporation cftuped by tbe SHOES FROM THE MAYFLOWER. Footsrear of 480 Yoarg ABO Very Uk« tho Modern Style. Mrs. Eliza A. Brown of Brownsville, Me., has in. her possession a pair of shoes which came over on the Mayflower, say the New York World. This particular pair of shoes was made at Chatham, London, in 1417, by John Hose, whose trade-mark can still be observed. Mrs. Brown inherited the shoes from her mother, Mrs. Lydia Oilman, of Acton, Me. \ Mrs. Oilman bad ber choice between; two pairs, the only authentic relics of this nature of the famous puritan expedition. They are of green brocade, satin with buckles and tie over tbe in-, step. The heels are made of cork andj are very light. Between the soles and ( uppers there is a piping of white kld.i The stitching, which is visible, 1 * is dona as neatly and exactly as In any specimen of latter-day machine work. , The shoes are an interesting example, of tbe rotation of fashions. Although^ 480 years old .they are exactly in the 1 style of the fasblonable indoor worn-; an's shoe for 1896. The toes are of the toothpick variety, as pointed as they_ can be, and turned up a little, Tbe ancient shoes seems to be broader at the ball of the foot tban is the vogue today. The uppers are of a curious- looking green brocade satin, tbe color, of which has not been impaired in all these years. This rare old pair of shoes could be worn by a fashionable New York woman today without exciting any comment. ^ _ • ' In equality In Eye*. You are either left-eyed or right- eyed, unless you are tbe one person out of every fifteen who has eyes of equal strength. You also belong to the small minority of one out of every ten per-r sons If your left eye Is stronger than your right. As a rule, just as people aro right-handed, tbey are right-eyed.^ Tbia is probably due to tbe generally greatT er use of the organs of the right side of tbe body, as for example, a gunner, using his right arm and shoulder, uses his right eye, thereby strengthening It with exercise, Old sea captains, after long use of tbe telescope, find their right eye much stronger than tbe left. This law is confirmed by the experience of aurists. If a person wbo has ear» of equal bearing power has cause to, use one ear more than the other for a long period, tbe ear brought Into requisition is found to be much strengthened and tbe ear which is not used loses its bearing in a corresponding degree^ —Scientific American, one Pair Pi Col. North, tbe nitrate king, bought up one of tbe King of i estates, tbe castle and domain of denne, Tbe castle exceeds to acres, and affords splendid Tbe Colonel will bave tbe King for ft neighbor tbere, M tbe sbootlog bos of Ciergon, wbicb was a favorite rewit <" hie father, and crowps a reck sight of Ardenne, does not form a: of tbe transfer. A ]«U*Qcurl ( In Nevada, MQ., a young catalpa tree, about twe»ty feet tall, IB growin » section of » coal'Stove »e§y its roots, Tbf tn$ tbrovigb. tbt tewrs ol ito from, •t^'l

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free