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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 3, 1896
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•55== L.CL INTBRNATIONAL $ft. '•, > • MifiCh the door with one 6f & whieh he carried,'and entered, the gas Was down low, tilt a mellow radiance : filled the place. A bed stood in one ,> Berne?, and Shaft) advanced toward it* '-• The Hflise he had made, slight though v tt was, aroused the occupant, and, as She'started Up in affright, Arch met the soft, pleading eyes of Margia Harrison son. She spoke to him, not to Sharp, "'Dd-not let* him kill me!" Sharp laid a rough hand on her shoul- v fler, and put a knife at her throat. Simultaneously, Arch sprang upon him like a tiger. "Release that girl," he hissed. ' "Dare to touch her with the tips of your fingers, and by Heaven I will murder you." Sharp sprang back with an oath, and at the same moment a pistol shot rang through the house/and Sharp, bathed in blood, fell to the floor. Old Mr. Trevlyn, travel stained and wet, strode into the room. "I've killed him," he said, in a cracked voice of intense satisfaction. "He didn't catch old Trevlyn napping. I knew well enough they'd be after my diamonds, and I gave up the journey. Margie, child, are the jewels safe?" She had fallen back on the pillows, pale as death, her white night dress spa.ttered with the blood of the dead robber. Arch lifted a tiny glove from the carpet, thrust it into his bosom, and, before old Trevlyn could raise a hand : to stop him, he had got clear of the premises. Such a relief as he felt when the cool, fresh air struck his face. He had been saved from overt criminality. God had not permitted him to thus debase himself. Now that his excitement was gone, he saw the heinousness of the sin he had been about to commit in all its deformity. Let old Trevlyn go! Let him gloat over his diamonds while yet he had the opportunity. He would not despoil him of his treasures, but he could not give up his scheme of vengeance. It should be brought about some other ' way. • A large reward was offered by Mr. Trevlyn for the apprehension of Sharp's • accomplice, but, as no description of nis person could be given by any one except Margie, who could not or would • not be explicit on that point, he was not secured. Trevlyn recognized and appreciated her noble generosity in suffering him to go free, for in the one look she had given him on that disgraceful occasion lie had felfthat she recognized him. But she pitied him enough to let him go free. Well, he would show her that her confidence was not misplaced. He would deserve her forbearance. He was resolved upon a new life. He left the saloon, and after many rebuffs succeeded in getting employment as errand boy in a large Importing house. The salary was a mere pittance, but it kept him in clothes and coarse food, until one day, about a year after his apprenticeship there, he chanced to save the life of Mr. Belgrade, the senior partner. A gas pipe in the private office of the firm exploded, and "the'pface took fire, and Mr. Belgrade, smothered and helpless, would have perished in the flames, had not Arch, with a bravery few would have expected in a bashful, retiring boy, plunged through the smoke and flame, and bore, nim to a place of safety. Mr. Belgrade was a man with a conscience, and, grateful for his life, he rewarded his preserver by a clerkship of importance, The duties of this office be discharged, faithfully for three .years, when the death of the head clerk left a vacancy, and when Arch was 'nineteen he received the situation. Through these three years he had been a close student. Par into tbe night be pored over his books, and, too •proud to go to school, he hired a teacher 'and was taugut privately. At twenty he was quite as well educated as nine- tenths of the young men now turned out by pur fashionable colleges. , Rumors of Margie Harrison's trl- umpjjs reached him constantly, for "Margie was a belle and a beauty, now. parents were dead, aad she bad left to the guardianship of ajp, i, at whose house sjie made her 3, and where she reigned a very Treylyn's heart at )aet 'fpuiid something beside bis diamonds >, and Margie had it all her i into t)»e etore pf Belgrade & to. ipofe at some waf tbe only clerk dis* a very changeable j£ sajne, forward to attend recegajze . gggn, btffl the last tiwe-^a inpufte " •#« Sto^U-«t .p -Ipg, j A J AUGUSTA ASSOCIATION. ago! Ahd you afe—" She stopped suddenly, He paled te the lips, but; lifting his head proudly, said: "Go oh« Finish the sentence, 1 can bear it," 4<?o, 1 will not go on, Let the memory die. I knew you then, but you were so yoUhg, and had to bear so much among temptations. And the other was a villain. No, I am silent. You are safe." He stooped and, lifting the border of her shawl, kissed it reverently. "If I live," he said solemnly, "you will be glad you have been so merciful. Some time I shall hear you say so." She did not purchase any laces. She went out forgetful of her errand, and Arch was so awkward for the remainder of the day, and committed so many blunders, that his fellow clerks laughed at him unrebuked, and Mr. Belgrade seriously wondered if Trevlyn had not been taking too much champagne. CHAPTER IV. ARGIE HARRI- son and her guardian sat iat breakfast. Mr! Trevlyn showed his years very plainly. 'He was nearly seven- ty-fivefr-ho looked eighty. Margie looked very lovely this morning and it was of this the old man was thinking as he glanced at her across the table. She had more than fulfilled the promise of her childhood. The golden hair was chestnut now, and pushed behind her ears in heavy, rippling masses of light and shadow. Her : eyes had /taken a deeper tone — they were like wells whose depth you could not guess at. Her features were delicately! irregular, the forehead low, broad and .white; her chin was dimpled as an infant's, and her mouth still ripe arid red/as a damask rosebud. She wore a pink muslin wrapper, tied with white ribbons, and- in her hair drooped a cluster of apple- blossoms. "Margie, dear," said Mr. Trevlyn, pausing in his work of buttering a muffin. "I want you to look your prettiest tonight. I am going to bring home a friend of mine— one who was also your father's friend — Mr, Linmere. He arrived from Europe, today." Margie's cheek, lost, a trifle of its peachy bloom. She toyed with her spoon, but did not reply to his remark. "Did you understand me, child? Mr. Linmere has returned." "Yes, sir." "And is coming here tonight. Remember to take extra pains with yourself, Margy, for he has seen all the European beauties, and I do not want my little American flower to be cast in the shade. Will you remember it?" "Certainly, if you wish it, Mr. Trevlyn." "Margie!" "Sir!" "You are aware that Mr. Linmere is your affianced husband, are you not?" "I have been told so." "And yet in the face of that fact- well', of all things, girls do beat me! Thank heaven, I have none of my own," be added testily, • "Girls are better let alone, sir. It is very hard to feel one's self bound to fulfil a contract .of this kind." "Hard! Well, now, I should think it easy. Mr. Linmere is all that any reasonable woman, could wish. Not too old, nor yet too young; about forty- five, which is just the age for a man to marry; good looking, intelligent and wealthy— what more could you ask?" "You fprget that I 'do not love bim —that he does not love me," "Love.! tush! Don't let me hear anything about that. I loathe the name, Margie, love ruined my only son! Fpr love he disobeyed me and I disowned bim. I have not spoken his name for years! Your father approved of Mr. Linmere, and while you were yet a pblld you were betrothed. And when your father died, what did you promise bim on his deathbed?" Margie grew white aa the ribbons at ber throat. "j. promised bim that I would try and fulfil bis requirements." "That you wpuld try!' .Yes, And tbat was equal tp giving an unqualified assent. YPU know tbe ponditions of tbe will, I believe?'.' "I do. If I marry witbput your con» sent under tbe age of 'tw9nty», I forfeit njy patrimony. And I am nine* teea now. And I shall not marry witb* put your consent." "Margie, you m,«8t marry Mr. Lin- mere, 90 not hope, tQ 4Q differently, It is your duty, He, baa lived single all tbese years waiting for yfltt, »Ue will be klafl tQ ypuj g B 4 ypu. will be happy, Prepare tq r^ejye bl» witb becoming bis duty pt. fj? bif OUST pfeti? tetfigs afdund fcltt. t% telt Id ol atetfel. It waif fortflfiats tfeat MS old IfieM, Mr, HaJrlsofi, Ma«*le's dead father,' had takefi'ft teto tlS Sead t» plight hfS daughter^' troth t<« him wlftile she W^B yet a chill.- Mr.'Hafrtsofi hid been an eccentric 1 itaaft, and trom the fact tfciat in man^ ! points of relt* gious beifeif he and ME. paui ttntaef 6 Agreed (foK both were; misTiable skep»» tics), he valued hlnr.ibove' all other ineh, and "thought his daughter's happiness wotild be Secured by the Union he had planned. Liamefe had beefl abroad several years, and he had ,led a Very reckless, dissipated life. Luxurious by nature, lacking In moral rectitude, attd having wealth -at his command, he indulged himself unrestrained, and when at last he left the gay French capital and re^ turned to America, his whole fortune, with the exception of a few thousands, was dissipated. So he needed a rich wife "sorely, and was not disposed to defer his happiness. He met Margie with empressem«nt, and bowed his tall head to kiss the white hand she extended to him. She drew it away coldly— something about the man made^her shrink from him. "I am so happy to meet you again, Margie, and after ten years of separation! I have thought so much and BP often of you." "Thank you, Mr. Linmere." "Will you not call me Paul?" lie asked, in a subdued voice, letting his Dangerous 'eyes, full of light .and softness, rest on her. An expression of haughty surprise swept her face.. She drew back a pace. "I am not accustomed to address gentlemen — mere acquaintances— by their Christian names, sir," "But in this case, Margie? Surely the relations. existing between us will admit of such a familiarity," he said, seating himself, while she remained standing coldly by. "There are no relations existing between us at present, Mr. Linmere," she answered haughtily; "and if, in obedience to the wishes of the dead, we should ever become connected in name, I beg leave to assure you in the beginning that you will always bo Mr. Lin- mere to me," A flush of anger mounted to hia cheek; he set his teeth, but outwardly he was calm and subdued. Anger, just at present, was impolitic. "I hope to win your love, Margie; I trust I shall," he answered, sadly enough to have aroused almost any woman's pity; but some subtle instinct told Margie he was false to the core. But all through the evening he was affable and complaisant and forbearing. She made no attempt to conceal her dislike for him. Concealments were not familiar to Margie's nature. She was frank and open as the day. Mr. Linmere's fascinations were many and varied. He had a great deal of adaptation, and made himself agreeable to every one. He had traveled extensively, was a close observer, and had a retentive memory. Mr. Trevlyn was charmed with him. So was Alexandrine Lee, a friend of Margie's, a rival belle, who accidentally (?) dropped in to spend the evening. Mr, Linmere played and sang with exquisite taste and skill— he was a complete master of the art, and, in. spite of herself, Margie listened to him with a delight that was almost fascination, but which subsided the moment .the. melody ceased, (TO UK COXTINUKD.J " THIEVES AT THE OPERA, Immaculately Dressed and Attended by Beautiful Women. "Strange as it may seem," said one of Chief O'Brien's new detectives, as he lounged, against a pillar in front of the Metropolitan opera house; talking to a New York Herald man, "New York thieves of the higher class have a weakness for grand opera, both for business and pleasure. You doubtless remember when Inspector McLaughlin walked down the aisle two years ago and tapped a woman on the shoulder. She was a notorious thief and she followed him without a word, Since then several thieves have been arrested in the lobby and around the entrance and several have even got past us and have sat out the performance. Look at this. It is a sample of the work done by the opera house thieves." The detective pulled from his pocket a crumpled advertisement, It was as follows: "If blue kersey overcoat taken from dress circle of Metropolitan opera bouse Monday night is returned, ?25 will be paid and no questions asked," "I was one of the men detailed here on the opening night," continued the detective. "Personally, I bustled several thieves away; but as there was no charge against them 'beyond their general bad character they could not be arrested. "After the opera was over, I stood just at the door to watch the crowd coming out, What was my surprise to see one of tbe best-Known thieves in New York cpnje out witb a beautifully dressed wpman on bis arm, She wore a long pink and ermine opera cloak and b|g diamonds and his-crush bat was simply immense. He looked at me cftpily, handed tbe woman into a par* away"I eaw bto nest 4ay in sjsth avenue iuA ea»e41» Mm. 'What ap yojj want? 1 be topiveij, "j' js nothing a »an a right to e him fctox»W arapsA the eestfoas OP the Ivhlfch Ift 6ept6tah«fr Will i'*Hnlt C<Jt-b*tt and FItjulrtlhion* to Meet in the tiittfe— AN Corbett and Fitzsimmons and boxers of any degree Whatever go to a flnfsh ' in New York state after the 1st of September of this year? That is what -sports o t Gotham are asking and being answered in the affirmative by legal experts. The HoHon bill, entitled "An act to amend the penal code in relation to prize-flghting and sparring exhibitions," will take effect in the Empire state Sept. 1, after which a general scrapping harvest is looked for. The particular provision in the bill which boxers hope to get in on is as f lows: "Sparring exhibitions with gloves of not less than five ounces each in weight may be held by a domestic incorporated athletic association in a building occupied by It for at least one year under a lease or in a building owned and occupied by such association." A New York paper has been colloct- ing a varied assortment of legal advice upon the matter, showing a unanimity of opinion that boxing has seemed to strike a new lease of life. The opinion of Lawyer Frederick B. House of the firm of House & Friend is the prevailing one, which is as follows: "After the amended section of the penal code becomes a law in fact Corbett and Fitzsimmons may box in this state. The authorities cannot interfere with ihem if the contestants do what the law requires of them. No officer has a right to enter any of these incorporated athletic clubs in my opinion. * * * The go between Slavin and Maher, if it conies along all right, may be regarded as the initial move toward getting some sort of opponent to go against Corbett or Fitzsimmons. Who is to be the winner of the contest under consideration, depends; it may depend on the one who starts off for the ring's center on the proper foot first, for there is going to be a clash, a whirlwind of dust and splinters, punctuated with a thud. Flukes will be at a premium. Some of us would have rather seen another man go against Maher—"Denver" Smith or Joe Godclard, for instance, for if the tales that have been coming across pond since, Slavln's loss to Jim Hall three years ago are so, he has long since fallen away from the hard-slugging Paddy he once was. Goddard has waned, too, but in recent trials he has shown he is a long way this side the hopeless class yet. As between Maher and Slavin the former would be all sorts of a favorite if he occupied the same eminence he did after slaughtering Steve O'Donnell last November; being pounded out again by Fitz, however, may probably put Slavin a slight favorite, At least, that is the way some of the local wise men are figuring it. Providing Peter wins there is going to be another join in the chase after Fitz, for the former appears to be as confident as ever that he can do the Kangaroo. He would regard a quick defeat of Slavin as furnishing him an excuse to go about rounding up Fitz for the third time. Recently in Pittsburg, Peter is quoted as saying: "Foi another try at Fitz I would walk on my knees from here to New York." Peter and his following are beginning to say of late that the Irishman showed up in an even of better class with Fitz in the benefit go at the Madison Square garden, soon after their meeting in Mexico, and they figure Maher just about the same yet, as though he had never been defeated by the Australian. Here is the way the case is presented: "In their first mooting at New Orleans, Peter was green and did not know enough to rush into Fitz when he had t,Ue latter wobbly, Fitz would not LAWYER F, B. (Declares (hat Corbett and FUz may fight IP New Yprk under new law.) give Peter another mix-up, contenting himself with JftbWng bim, til} tbp irjgh boy got dlshearftined. Pop tbe second time peter was no better than a blind man, having all be cowld dp to keep bis eyes opejj Jbese conditipns we pt^y for st}H anptber roe^ing and try to Jt « Mi&er is &P»e it la iR9,JJ&ed sfcy m fc ,to Fits tyftt m fl* e.jrr&r.e fa? ......A'ly-ttr sftfl iiJoftinVMafiffi irriise.- tfed the centef in & vaSt bahd of glory dhouters. tfof lastance t had 1*112 beeti put to the float ihfee ttfties te loll his tofcgae 1ft Ignominious ditSt? as Petef has done, how manjr would the?di fie t6 plead his case? -{lot one. &otlbtie^ a single dfnbbinf Ih this country would be" sufficient te coVef the tfaftgarocS with such a pile o! weight aa he wotild never get cleat 1 fitoffl. Maher is a good, openhearted fellow, who inakes Mends that want to see him get Up In his profession. , But FH8 cannot catch on and he Seems to be getting tatthei- aWay every day. * * * As to fighting ability alone, ia strict fairness, It is in toy opinion puerile to try to compare Maher with Fitssiai- mbn?. The naked truth points to the Kangaroo as a wonder of wonders, such a one as, pound to pound, the ring has never known the equal of. With him, whipping the general run of heavyweight aspirants is easy as brushing off mosquitoes; a feint, a hop or two, a smash with right or left.and all is over. In the heyday of his glory Sullivan never carried any such slung-shot r'api as this middleweight freak. J. H. HEADWAY. Winner of Texas State Championship. Mr. Arthur Du Bray, of Dayton, Ky., won the diamond trophy for the Texas state championship on live birds, at the state shoot, held at Houston, Tex., recently. Mr. Du Bray is ex-lieutenant of fftn Fifth Cavalry, U. S. A., and a traveH&£ salesman. He is well-known all over this country by sportsmen and gun dealers, and is a very popular and enthusiastic trap shot. In fact, he is a thorough sportsman in every way, and commands the respect of all classes ARTHUR DU BRAY, of people in which he mingles. Du Bray is the great favorite in Texas, and Giiessaz says: "He is a dead game shot and true blue grass, jovial sportsman, who would rather shoot live birds than eat dead game." Mr. Du Bray has a large acquaintanceship in the South and devotes most of his time when'on the road to visiting the trade in that section of the country. He is a first class shot on live birds and now and then "strikes a gait" that would defeat the best of them. In this match he lost the first and second birds dead out of bounds and then settled down to an up-hill race, killing the next .eighteen without a miss. This tied with McGinty, Jack, 24 Guage and Brown. In the shoot-off at fl\je birds Brown, of Burton, Texas, and Du Bray killed five more, but on the next five Brown lost the second bird and Du Bray killed out, thus winning the trophy. Turf and Stable. Utica (N. Y.) horsemen have organized an association and will give a meeting in connection with the Mohawk Valley circuit. Utica was once a link in the grand circuit and should a liberal pool bill be passed in the Empire state would be very apt to build a new mile track and drop in line, Charles Backman, of Stony Ford, who had Electioneer, will retain Alcantara, Leland and a few others of his tar mous stud, but the old farm is never again to figure extensively as a birthplace of turf stars. Seth Griffin will remain at the recently completed mile track of the New England Breeders' association, Read- yille, Mass., and keep it in shape at a yearly salary, He has built all the fast tracks and is the best in his particular line we have ever had and can tell "fast soil" the moment he examines a r.ract proposed as a site for a track. Mr. Griffin's track machines are in use wherever trotting has a foothold. The well-konwn and well-bred Clorine, 2:13 1-4, by C. F, Clay, dam by Onward, sold for $1,050 at Faslg's sale re-_ cently. Only "Ike" Woodruff of the old staff of ctack drivers remains. 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