The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 15, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 15, 1896
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3 * ~" u . 1 * ^ a <• ^^aj^aOttftak. -^ r? "* *' ^ ^f £*s I i-K 4jj***&?/' 11 >i-cVF4< w-il ,7' : -:•.w«?PM*ii ipw i teft"«itt.fiy SB*? MMdft44li(*'Wl s ngs, without seeing you", and 1 cdtlld hot resist the temptation of making; your acquaintance. Ah! your face suits your magnificent voice." At twenty-two, fratalla Desgoffes was, in appearance, a tonvboy of seventeen, Her short, curly chestnut hair stood Up like ah aureole aroUnd her small head; a face quite pretty from its arch expression, large brown eyes; a very inquiring, retrousse hose; a snllle nftrd", douDlel" Musii fif^dteTtoi its & -frorld apart"-* Wotld I Ideftl. Little' fey litttt, fcblte returned to Tio«iane"& Sad W ieofced torwafd gifetly le tn€ ----- Which her friend tfatattft painted fo* her in glowing > doioris--th6 braVoSi «te frenzied acclamations, thfe- .adulation, the IhcomiJarabmi pfestlgs of & cfenla» trice of talent , ,„.,., "tteally, yoti fto longed Seem to" dwell on this planet," said Mdtitzft ttt her one day, with a little grimace. "Everything is going ort SO very for Us on this planet now," was the fectlonate reply, accompanied by loving kiss. . _ indeed, life had beeorne very easy and pleasant to Madahie de Sorgttes and her daughter-the income from that fecelVed frottl Prbfessor 1 jjlKB tOr I*-***-;—T~ i £*oa\**j »«,».*«**j f ~f —£« " r« &,=» &nd exercise 1 , lawn Bfe&klyn, eamdeti* Harflsbui* tennis is one of the tllle, Heading* Trenton and best outdoor fames I t6fl. In 1&84 Mf, fcoWert *« knawn to ffian in to manage the fronton teaa, yeaf of grace, was that yew a member 6f Why, then, league, and by his careful CHAPTER XXI.—[CONTINUED.] •Oh, sir! oh, sir!" she murmured, how can I thank you? "Besides, I will allow yoti 200 francs a morth, for you must eat well, and not kill yourself With housework. Tom adopted mother Will sign a paper, in which it will b6 stipulated that you owe me two years of your talent, after you have acquired it, bien entendU—for I am going to make you work Very hard. When I thihk proper you will make your debut at the Eden, and from that day you will owe me, I repeat, all the money you make. Do you understand? Tou will have no compensation whatever but the 200 francs a month for your support. Do you accept my offer -i Tlomane was half suffocated with 1ov I ''How shall I ,ever repay you, sir?" she said, happy tears raining down her cheeks. . , I "Oh! do not. trouble yourself about that," he answered, laughing; "that is my business. Do not imagine that I am a'philanthropist. Not at all! I have said so already. But I relieve you Dmyrna, umi reueivcu j.iv>"» * + i>esgo«es, and GulllaUme's Salary. He ,^ f ...H^^B, lc , iUUODC ilUBC , a. 0,...™ , surprised Tiomane one day b y. h ^ aitt £ that was most charming In its Warmth her 600 francs In eicesS to his Sfuary money, which he had made by Working at night. He was indeed keeping his -promises loyally. Every Sunday he came directly from Blinville to the Rue d'Assas. The little home seemed dearer than ever since his terrible folly. Formerly he Was in the habit of leaving them before the hour for the train; and heartiness. Approaching the piaho, and holding out both hands to Tlohiane, she said: "My father has told me your history. Tou are a noble creature. May I kiss you?" "Most certainly," said Tiomane, whose heart was quite won by this friendly greeting. "We shall be friends," continued Natalia. "I know It—I feel it. Papa, I Intend to play all her accompaniments at the concerts." The laughing face became suddenly grave—she seated herself near the Instrument and listened with delight to the difficult exercises of the young cantatrice. The next Sunday Natalia rang unceremoniously at Madame de Sorgnes' door. Guillaume and Sancede had already arrived. Mademoiselle Desgoffes Introduced herself very prettily to the mistress of the house, and then stood In speechless ecstasy before Marltza's dazzling beauty. Cato loved her from that moment., She appeared to all of them just what she was—a warmhearted girl, without any feminine pretensions whatever, devoted to her father and -to her art, spontaneous in her sympathies, Incapable of disguising a single thought which passed through her busy brain, a little given to ridlcul- Ansttef may he - found in the fickle* U ,, D of the American nature, ever impelling the people to tush into things new, heedless of sacrlflning proficiency in one direction to mediocrity in several; or, it may be In .the fact that It Is essentially a game of skill, retiring some resolution and persistence On the part of the exponent before a mastery can be gained; or, again, it may be moment. . How happy Tiomane was! Alone, I and in secret she tasted the joys ol this complete conversion. The summer passed happily in this fever of hope and work, and the autumn came. '••»*• One evening, early In October, M. Desgoffes told his pupil that he thought the time for her debut had come, and that he intended to introduce her to the director of the Eden. In spite of her terror in singing before this supreme arbiter of her fate,-she acquitted herself entirely to the great man's satisfaction, and it was decided that the young artist should make her debut, in Six weeks, in Faust. No one knew better than Professor Desgoffes how to excite curious, music-loving Paris. Tiomane's name soon appeared on every wall, for the cunning metteur en scene had retained this original appellation. Well-written articles appeared in the from your trouble. To-morrow morning, i ng ner friends—but always In their I repeat, I will hand .you 6,000 francs, prese nce—thoroughly good, without cant as soon as the engagement is signed and 200 francs a .month will be paid you to keep the pot boiling." , ! Before leaving the professor's apartments, Tiomane begged him not to re- yeal her brother's guilty folly. He gave her his word of honor. ; How shall. we describe Guillaume s gratitude and confusion when Tio- mane told him what she .had done? 'At first he declared he could not and would not accept such a sacrifice, but she imposed it upon him as something which she, his "sister," had a .right to do, and which he, without shame, could accept. She knew that the ten- 'der words in which he thanked her Were not idle promises. \ The lesson had been severe, but efficacious. Guillaum was one of those noble souls that gratitude binds irrevocably. i The day which had opened so sadly, ended most happily. In the afternoon Tiomane received a long telegram from Sancede, handed her privately by the wife of the concierge, who, with a woman's instinct, felt a storm in the air. The good fellow had guessed all and forestalled any evil consequences Having noticed Guillaume's absence the eveningbefore, after the trainf rom Paris had arrived, and receiving no telegram from him explaining his absence,, he had feared s.ome foolish boyish exploit, and had taken it upon himself 'to excuse his trlend to his uncle, who was very rigid In the observance of rules himself, and who required his employes | to be equally so. He had told his uncle ' that the sudden and dangerous illness of Madame de Sorgnes was the cause of his friend's absence, and he begged Tiomane to send the deserter back to his post of duty' as soon as possible. Guillaume was saved. . Madame de Sorgnes was not undeceived, The next morning she signed the paper which Tiomane presented ^to her without bertaying much '"" or hypocrisy. In the easy fashion which was peculiar to her, and one ot her greatest charms, she told them the story of her life. Having lost her mother when quite young, she found herself, Still a mere child, the mistress of her father's house. An old woman, who had been her mother's maid, directed the servants, and accompanied her when she went out. She was looking forward eagerly to her twenty-third birthday, when she intended to ^ announce that she was twenty-five and emancipate herself forever from this unnecessary tutelage. She suggested many plans of neighbor- leading newspapers, giving the most romantic details of the young artist's life; and. for more than a month her name was in every mouth in the most aristocratic salons. All this time Tiomane, In her enforced solitude, was studying the role of Marguerite. Everything in her life was effaced by the one absorbing thought—her debut. If she succeeded, she'would be able to put her loved ones at ease; and, at the same time, the young girl looked forward with the natural pride of an artists to the realization of the triumph which the professor and her friend Natalia promised her confidently. With what mingled'emotions of fear and.hope Tio- mane went through the preparatory rehearsals! The unfeigned delight of her very critical master could not but encourage her, and Natalia was a tower of strength—she was unshaken in her faith in her friend's success. ( TO BE CONTINUED.,) our 1 annual tournaments (which have a most directly stimulating influence on the game) to recognize that handicap events are its crying need has impeded its Progress. That this mistake will be remedied, at least in part, during the coming season is well nigh assured by the purpose expressed by the officers of the United States National Lawn Tennis association to hold handicap' meetings, and there is a. possibility of a handicap event in connection witn the championship tournament at Newport. This innovation will be of incalculable benefit in encouraging the younger players and those who have not developed sufficient skill .to win glory and prizes in years, past,,by enabling them to meet all comers with equal chances of success. Passing over the influences and considerations which have militated against the progress of lawn tennis in the past, preventing It Irom becoming, par excellence, the national game, the writer ventures the opinion that at the present time it numbers more votaries and enthusiasts in its ranks than any other outdoor sport, with the exception of cycling (which is not a game), and possibly of. baseball. Football, while a wonderfully interesting game for player and spectator, is only played during a short season by a limited number of trained athletes. If other 'classes engaged in it, as it is played 'today, its mortality would bo frightful. Lawn tennis has the advantage of ginifts, of Richmdnd, Va., tons were tie for fifst place, he a'deal by which the Trenton Club transfered to Jersey City, attd finished the season under the name of the Tren- tons. The latter finished second to the Nationals of Washington, who won the Eastern League pennant. Manager Powers remained In Charge of the Jersey Cltys during the seasons of 1836, 1887, 1888 and 1889, In 1886 the Jersey Cltys were in tho Eastern League; In 1887, in the International Association; in 1888, in the Central League; in 1889, until July 27, when the players were sold piecemeal and then disband- fitttn retained 1 6Ut tetefrliptidn Until ed in WbtiSlnl ftn Sfi : _ f blld? and In fofmint &!£ ef British algfefiiieft abWad-tf*"* 1 obtains ufcbH the cbntiflefit , I AmefieSi • .' ! The faet that thete tidn •with whbse ifltef eats fittf so bdund up" is oMn 4Uite lasfc --£-*..-,,( in view of ttopulif, prejudice. aiaitt|t a '.policy that men like -to &* Stormed upon the Paimei'stda The indisputable fact of the slit ;of English rule to that'exercised-'' ; _, (France or Germany over subject mav felons is but grudgingly admitted* be* .^ Icause since Palmerston's day mea haV§I been able to see nothing in every ,ft&W pritlsh acquisition but the brutal bully* ling Of a weaker power. , ; Jyl. W d V» «JW»*» .f- ^ , . . ed, they were members of the Atlantic tins *•"• •* "******"* *•— ••— * i",k^* i No higher handed pie&e of national aggression has probably been perpetrated within this cetttUry than ttt« recent Invasion of Madagascar ,by; the French. But the world" at large BBB proved quite acquiescent. I Had England undertaken such an wi f pedition, however, the press'of two continents would have exhausted the Vocabulary of contumely. Yet no one at all conversant with colonial history can doubt that Madagascar would be a,faT| better place to live and work in under [English than under French dominion and that it would prove of vastly great- ler value to the civilized world. -England's position to-day is startllngly IBO-] ilated; and a prime factor in her isola-i ^J| itlon has been that she has cherished $k Lord Palmerston's ideal of statesman- M ship too dearly.-"The Palmerstoaj, Ideal of Diplomacy," by Edward M., Chapman In the February Century. LIST OF ACQUAINTANCES. Name' iy "MAT i KISS YOU?" companionship and amusement. that so grave a determination had been ^^^^ »ntoUl^» and her reached without consulting her. and ™»£P'.application, at the end of thought only that her adopted daugh- ™ n ^ 0 »^ T10 mane had the satis- , ....... _ Mtlm , a I ^ eonmo ° f y celv , ng the congratulations There mas a musicale every Thursday evening in her father's drawing-room- a reunion of some of the most noted artists in Paris. Would not the ladies do them the honor of coming to theli entertainments? She promised Maritza many conquests-un succes fou. Cato s smiling face grew hard and cold. However brilliant may be the talents ' a young artist, there is no royal road musical perfection. Nevertheless, ter was very ambitious. ; "So we intend to be a great artist, she .said; "oh! how well I understand it! We want to be applauded, admired! What, indeed, is more to -be desired in ^TlonTane.'knowing the address of Guil- lamne's creditor, sent him the 6,000 francs, arid then she wrote her "brother" a long letter, telling him they were all free again of her professor. "If we go on in this way," he said, "at the end of a year we shall make Natalia, who was interested in every- \ CHAPTER XXII, thing that interested her father, and admiring Tiomane's wonderful voice as much as he. often came up to assist her in her studies. Her presence brought joy to all—i . footsteps. Even grave Cato , at her lively sallies. She had adopted, ROFESSOR DES- with the two young men, the easy ways goffes was consid- O f an old friend, teasing them in twn, ered! in the little I -«—1-1— «»nivin«r. but always ga, world of the Conservatoire, a man who understood i not » u <=»oj - —,.-,-----. ., S IHI> Business matters was more amusmg than^ thgw sKU thoroughly, Hewas , plstos, ea.* tpylw to d,lvetto » y SOME NUTMEG ALBINOS. White Swallow, White English Sparrow, and White Cucumbers. Hartford special: Some curious albinos have been reported lately in the Nutmeg state. At Wallingford a small boy had noted for several days an odd- looking bird, as white as milk, skimming about the shady streets in company with a flock of swallows. Now the lad, who is an expert stone thrower, wanted that beautiful white bird, both because it was an oddity and because it was difficult to wing with a pebble. The other night he skilfully dropped the scudding bird with a missile. The snowy little fellow proved to be a genuine chimney swallow, perfect in every way, and the purest albino specimen ever taken dn the state, perhaps. In North Stonington a. farmer killed' an English sparrow that .was entirely and uniformly white, except that its bill and slender legs and toes were of a clear, transparent pink. Norris E. Hamilton of Panbury has albino cucumbers. Last spring he bought some seed from a Philadelphia house and planted it in four hills. The seed sprouted very quickly and the vines it produced were unusually thrifty, vig- offering a minimum'risk to life and { ^ BaB tern League. The champion- Zimb. and,' further, the contestant can ^ sQagon of . that leag ue was divided into two parts, the Buffalos coming in first In both sections. In the first half they won with a percentage of .727, and In the second half by a percentage of 680 T n 1892 Mr. Powers was engaged to manage the New York team, of the p. T. POWERS. Association. After the Jersey City Club was disbanded Mr. Powers had several offers to manage teams, but the terms offered to him by the Rochester Club, of the International League, were the most satisfactory, and he accepted them He remained with the Rochester Club'during 1890 when It joined the American Association. In 1891 he was engaged to manage the Buffalo team, Very Few Men Who Know by 1,000 People. A small party seated In the Manhattan club the other night was discussing the question of acquaintances. One well-known lawyer said he knew as many people as any man in the room, he did not care who he was. I asked if he could say how many acquaintances he had—not friends, merely, but persons known casually and slightly, says the New York Press. After thinking it over he said: "Ten thousand." "I bet $50 to $5," said another of the party, "that you cannot name 1,000 persons of your acquaintance and give ypu all night to do it." The bet was made and the lawyer began, a friend keeping the tally. National League, and American Association In December of that year ho was elected president, and has over since filled the trio of offices with great credit to himself. CLARENCE cup be played for attacking, replying, but always and amiable. Sancede soon gave up thtwa? of words, but Guillaume was not so easy a conquest, and nothing was more , ess to pupi* *fco had not very decked come UP at the talent; but no one disputed his ab iim% wew « ^ He possessed, above, all, the tact ana owreu* ekill necessary to Khowledee-he. was , communicate an his W»« she re , entrance . w d au a ie nce you * * w ^ ayi « Ab , « I could warmth at the fttfie ^ *r» unremitting labor* during day. TUen-the tyo, master - to tteDeSSlea muf*»leBi Madawe fle to .the " eses ' o( . * e?use ' We young orous, and healthy looking. Presently they were thickly set with tender cu? cumbers, and Mr. Hamilton was Bur« prised to find^ that each one was a^ white as milk." They are good, though, of good size, as crisp and well flavored as the best fruit of the kind in the world. When the cucumbers are first set they are cream colored, -but the color changes in a few days to a chalky hue, and when they are fit for the table they are as white, nearly, ag snow, They are at no time green in color, "Revised "America." In one of the Buffalo public school examintipns the pupils were required to write a stanza of "America." Some of the verses submitted were able. JJere is one' of them; My country 'tis of thee, S\veet land of number three, Of thee I stand. Lancl where my fathers die, 'Laiid of 'the pilgrim's pie, From every mountain sigh Lei freedom ring, CUP FOR WOMEN GOLFERS. Robert Cox's Beantlful Trophy for ' the Annual Championship. Ono of tho most important golfing events of the coming season will be tho first contest held under the auspices of the United States Golf Association for the thousand dollar silver cup given by Mr Robert Cox, of Scotland, and a member of the English parliament. This beautiful trophy is reserved entirely for competition among our wom- tapehd as much or as little energy as en gol f erSl and, in fact, gives the same ihe desires. The difference between a lmDO rtanco to the annual women s bard-fought championship match be-| • - •' --" "•"* "' f *° tween skilled experts and an ordinary garden party game would be paralleled by an Anglo-American war and the Cuban revolution. Slender maidens can engage in it with scarcely quickened breath, while young men, trained to the pink of condition, may be brought to the verge of exhaustion, but always by their own voluntary exertions. Golf, upon which fashion has set its seal of approval, has been named as a rival to lawn tennis, but they are too widely different to oppose each other to any great extent. The former should prove a boon to middle-aged men,and women, who desire a gentle and pleasant pastime, but there its sphere should cease. The younger members of the fair sex may be lured away for a time, but they are sure to return ere long to their first love, CLARENCE HOBART, When, after two hours of hard ^ 'ing, he had reached between 500 and| 600 he was going very slow and,strain- ( ing terribly. At midnight he was so, far from the 1,000 mark that the party| „ broke up in disgust. , I doubt if there is a man in this country who could write down the nameSj of 1000 acquaintances at a moments notice. I don't believe there are five, men In the United States who are ac-j quainted personally with 10,000 people, Dan Lamont, secretary of war, is said, >w more faces than any other, mu u. He made a study of faces when, Mr Cleveland's private secretary and became indispensable to the president. It might be said that there are many, politicians who know more than10.0TO people personally, but y°u^cwx't ™i« upon a political <-*r,~«o to know more man. \ the first time next October, on the links of the Morristown Golf Club. The cup is of Etruscan design, about twenty-four inches in height and six inches in diameter across the broadest part of the vase, the vase being about ten Inches in diameter. The central idea in the design of the cup has been to keep away as far as possible from any suggestion of masslveness, delicacy and art treatment'being the prominent features. The vase is treated in enamel in the coloring of some of the deep, toned green and purple Scotch plaids, relieved on the face by a reproduction of the seal of St. Andrew iu the-form know every living man who Dr Chauncey M. Depew probably wide an acquaintance as any TOWj, we know. Many men remember without being able to recall H . That is not an acquaintance. It wUJ not do to say we' hare seen Buch, Wfl *; such a man before eomewhere but «w not recollect his name, An "A0.» befpre .h$m have a« opportunity n tt, widow's wpeds, evej y beauty, w >v» w * # ftdmlpa- W »t«e UM&*t&£Swi4^ Peggpffes. spoken to daughter, Another pupil star tea pfi In this wayi My country, 'Us of three, Sweet }an,d of Ubert tea. Curjou 8 answers were givea to other questions in the esgnnjn'ation.. Fpr ip* stance! 'Que S tion-«Wh,Ojs tl»_ *fcl executive qf Wei ftU y°w 4 Lucky Turn. /i. (uspatch from St. t<ouip, Mo., dated March 10, says: "As the train contain.' ing Manager Mack and his players was coming iuto the terminal depot at 8 o'clock, the car they were on was overturned, wd it wan only by the greatest luck Imaginable they were not peri' pusiy injured Manager Mack and Trainer Maspn were riding aU day from Cincinnati in the car that was overturned ana had Just gone out on the platform as Merrjtt and Stengel came out from the otaey car, when &U of a sudden an awful crasb, came, and the car MaoK »n<i Mason bad Just left was overturned, an4 lh ^ players did not know which way to, retreat, Mpon, stood still n on the platform and •-* lumped Jn tiise to save Himself, payers then Jumped in and v« 'gome women, an.g children freoi the. but nobody was seriously i» A wellrknown Elmira, N. Y,, under^ taker has an advertising device' whiqb, is at least suggestive. TUe undertakes is presenting his friends with a celju, lold nincushion made in the shape ol * heart the front of which is adr™°< with'an excellent likeness of.bii; and bears these fateful words; "T your heart stops beating send fOP.W,' The hest acbievepients pome, many failures and disappointments, <<i > Failures are the stepping stones Wtt»».' successes of the worjd, The swceg^, that comes without failure is as eva»^ j escent as the mistpn Chant *' The labprw of, to-day m? be, rtonaire of the future in thes^ changeable fortunes. Toe rich , Hard to conwt after be to« v l»WW j rich, and the pnly pure way t9 reacli ttem wfteB W- & Pit*, , t&ey &T9 COX GO^F QVP. pf an antinque silver ' the vase in sippie an text ie tte mwrtpttflu showing $be wl; gin pf the trepby. AR.flo»g a ted.i bell tiwwtt He, . . .,, „_ •well, gome S^nd^y f will V9W "**

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