The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 29, 1896 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 29, 1896
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' ' t*S*mltma, A & IUUK* <te t« fc ''•a.'MHifct-j,' ' i-«ki *•**«*»*- '*"'*»• £•£%%£ A-' '^ffVftf Jf 1HW WHO •stair , r' -* BY CLARA: AUGUSTA "She gives me up! Margie renounces We! Strangers we must be henceforth! What dbes It all mean? Am I indeed awake, df is it only a painful dream? He read the few lines of the missive la third time. Something of the eld dominant spirit Of Archer Trevlyn came I back to him. I "There Is some misunderstanding. Margie has been told some dire falsehood!" he exclaimed, starting up. "I will know everything. She shall explain fully." He seized' his hat and hurried to her residence. The family were at breakfast, the servant said, who opened the door. He asked to. see Miss HarrisOn. "Miss Harrison left this morning, sir, In the early express," said the man, eyeing Trevlyn With curious interest. "Went in the early train! Can you H tell me where she has gone?" m "I cannot. Perhaps her aunt, Miss B Farnsworth, or Miss Lee can do so." ', "Very well;" he made a desperate ef- ! fort to seem calm, for the servant's observant eye warned him that he was not acting himself. "Will you please ask Miss Lee to favor me- with a few Minutes of her time?" Miss Lee came into the parlor where Archer waited, a little afterward. Archer, himself, was not more changed than she. Her-countenance was pale, flven to ghastliness, with the exception pf a bright red spot on either cheek, and her eyes shone with such an unnatural light, that even Archer, absorbed as he was In his own troubles, noticed it. She welcomed him quietly, in a somewhat constrained voice, and relapsed into silence. Archer plunged at once upon what he came to ascertain. "The servant tells me that Miss Har- leave for the north this morning la the early express, f marked his baggage for him. He had beett hurried so in his preparations, he said, that he had no time for It." ''Indeed? It's a bore to be hurried. Where was he checked to?" "Well, really, the name of the filace has escaped me. Some little town in New Hampshire or Maine, 1 think. We do so much of this business that my memory is treacherous about such things." "Were you speaking of Castrani?" asked Tom Clifford, a friend of Archer's, removing his cigar from his mouth. Deuced fine fellow! Wish 1 had some of his spare shillings. Though he's generous as a prince. Met him this morning just as he was coming down the steps of the Astor. Had to get up early to see after that confounded store of mine. Walker's too lazy to open it mornings." "You met Mr. Castrani?" said Archer, referring to the point. "Yes. He told me he was going away. Woman somewhere mixed up in the case. Said he expected to find one somewhere—well, hanged i£ I can tell where. There's always a woman at the bottom of everything." "He did not mention who this one was?" "Not he. But I must be going. It'n nearly lunch time. Good morning." Trevlyn stopped a few moments with Mr. Harris, and then went back to his rooms. He was satisfied. Hard as it was for him to believe it, he had no other alternative. Margie was false, and she had gone away from him under the protection of Castrani. He could have forgiven her anything but that. If she had ceased to love him, anfl had transferred her affections, he could still tide, fit. tifayioft' asids fee frmrid fcs fcettlf, 6t deafn. wMld 6fi&ie { Alexandria^ h§afd his 8tfinidr 1ft Stony slie-ficS. She sat t>y the bed's lead sew, calm and silent: he* »dw«fs of eeif-contrdl wefe infinite, fief »6thef came in ta watch for the change, &6 did sevetai of At chef's friends, het etefofe excluded, she was fi&t atfatd for thfefn Id come; thete was no dafiger 6! Mt» f fevlyn criminating himself nbw. He had not spoken ot moved fof twelve hours. The time passed slowly. The sutt crept down the west. The ticking of the watch on the stand was all that broke the silence of the room. The last sun fay departed—the west flamed with gold and crimson, and the amber light flushed with the hue of health the White face on the pillow, Alexandrine thought she saw a change other than that the sunlight brought, and bent over him. His eyes unclosed—he looked away from her to the vase of early spring flowers on the center-table. His llpa moved. She caught the whispered Word with a fierce pang at her heart: "Margie" THE FOHJlAfi &OHT, MAS GA.PTIVATBB f h« tt.lftttofi t»f ttafcirt* ttf IndnrSnoi-Ct. W, ftiffKifil* Marph* Ab*a«d ^ IntesttflonU tvheett— tteSati 61 in The physician stepped forward, and tifi relation 6f bicycle facing to accident insurance (6 the subject of a re* centdeeision by the a p p eiiate division of the supreme court which is of considerable prac* tical interest and 1 m to o r.t a n c e to _ w h e elmen. the National Accident society of New York issued an accident policy to one John J. Keefe. Mr. Keefe was a wheelman and sustained Injuries while riding in a bicycle race, on account of which he brought suit against the insurance company upon his policy. That instrument rison left New York this morning. I have wished her all happiness, if she ribUU ICIU rVCVY lUln. HH-J *"" ° ... !,„/! „„!,, 1 ^_ «„_„ „„,! l..r.nlr T..UV. %,!m am very anxious to communicate with her. Can you tell me whither she has gone?" "I cannot. She left before any of the family were up, and though she left notes for both her aunt and her business agent, Mr, Farley, she did not in either of them mention her destination." "And did she not speak to you.about it?" "She did not. I spent a part of last evening with her, just before you came, but she said nothing to me of her intention. She was not quite well, and desired me to ask you to excuse her from going to the opera." "And did you not see her this morning?" ' "No. I have not seen her since I left her room to come down to you last night. When I returned from my Interview with you, I tapped at her door— in fact, I tapped at it several times during the evening, for I feared she might be worse—but I got no reply, and supposed she had retired. No one saw her this morning, except Florine, her maid, and Peter,, the coachman, who drove her to the depot." "And she went entirely alone?" "She did from the house. Peter took er in the carriage." "From the house! _ But after that?' |e asked, eagerly. "Mr. Trevlyn," she said, coldly, "ex- se me." J'l must know!" he cried; passionately rasping her arm; "tell me, did she set jt upon this mysterious journey fone?" J must decline to answer you.' |"But I will not accept-any denial! liss Lee, you know what Margie was to There has arisen a fearful mls- .nderstanding between us. I must lave it explained. Why will you trifle llth me? You must tell me what you snow." "I do not wish to arouse suspicion, jr. Trevlyn, which may have no .f ounda- llon to rest on. Only for your peace of .alnd do I withhold any information I fmay possess on the subject." "It is a cruel kindness. Tell me [ everything at once, I beg of you!" had only been free and frank with him. But to profess love for him all the while she was planning to elope with another man, was too much! His heart hardened toward her. If there had been, in reality, as he had at first had supposed, any misun- "Then, if It distresses you, do not blame me; Peter saw Mr. Louis Castrani at the depot, and is confident he went in the same train, In the same car •With Miss Harrison." "Castrani! Great Heaven!" he staggered into a chair, "Is it possible? •Margie, my Margie, that I thought so good and pure and truthful, false to me! It cannot, cannot be! I will not believe it!" "I do not ask. you to," said Alexandrine, proudly. ."I Insinuated nothing, f only replied to your question." "Pardon me, Miss Lee. I am not quite myself this morning. I will go JJQW, I thank you for what you have told me, and trust it will all be explained." "I trust so," answered Miss Lee, turning to leave the room. "Stay a moment! To what depot did Peter drive her?" "The Northern, I think he said." "Again I thank you, and good morning." He hurried away, got into the first poach be came across, and was driven ito the Northern depot. lie was somewhat acquainted Wlta the ticket agent, and assuming as nonchalant an. air as. was possible in bi» present disturbed state, he strolled into 'the o$ce. After a little indifferent •conversation, no "By the way, Karris, do you know JJr-t Castran,}, the youeg 0«b8n, ' " belles? gome on.e was telling me derstanding between him and her, and she had gone alone, he would have followed her to the ends of the earth, and have had everything made clear. But as it was now, he would not pursue her an inch. Let her go! False and perfidious! Why should her'flight ever trouble him? But though he tried to believe her worthy of all scorn and contempt, his heart was still very tender of her. ' He kissed the sweet face .of the picture he had worn so long in his bosom, before he locked it away from his sight, and dropped some tears that were no dishonor to his manhood, over the half- dozen elegant little trifles she had given him, before he committed them to the flames. There was a nine days' wonder over Miss Harrison's sudden exodus. But her aunt was a discreet woman, and it was generally understood that Margie had taken, ad vantage of the pause in the fashionable season to visit some distant relatives, and if any one coupled her flight and the departure of Castrani together, it was not made the subject of remark. Alexandrine kept what she knew to herself, and of course Archer Trevlyn did not proclaim his own desertion. For a week, nearly, he managed to keep about, and at the end of that time he called at Mrs. Lee's. He wanted to question Alexandrine a little further. The idea possessed him that in some way she might be cognizant of Margie's destination. And though he had given the girl up, he longed desperately to know if she were happy. He had felt strangely giddy all day, and the heat o£ Mrs. Lee's parlors operated unfavorably upon him. He was sitting on a sofa conversing with that lady and her daughter, when suddenly he put his hand to his forehead, and sank back, pale and speechless. In the wildest alarm, they called a physician, who put him to bed, and en- sought the fluttering pulse. His face told his decision before his lips did. "The crisis is passed. He will live." Yes, he would live. The suspense was over. 'Alexandrine's labors were shared now, and Archer did not know how devotedly he had been tended— how he owed his very existence to her. He mended slowly, but by the middle of May he was able to get out. Of course he was very grateful to the Lees, and their house was almost the only one he visited. Alexandrine was fitful and moody. Sometimes she received him with the greatest warmth, and then 'she would be cold and distant. She puzzled Archer strangely. He wanted to be friends with her. Ho felt that he owed her an Immense debt of gratitude, and he desired to treat her as he would a dear sister. Perhaps It was because time hung so heavily on his hands, that Trevlyn went so frequently to Mrs. Lee's. Certainly he did not go to visit Alexandrine. We all know how the habit of visiting certain places grow upon us, without any particular cause, until we feel the necessity of going through with the regular routine every day. He was to blame for following up this acquaintance so closely, but he did it without any wrong intention. . Ho never thought it possible that any one should dream of his being In love with Alexandrine. But the world talked. They said it contained a clause in these words, "This policy shall not extend to or cover injuries resulting from voluntary over- eXertlon, either voluntary or unnecessary exposure to danger, or to obvious risk of injury." The company asked the trial court to dismiss the complaint on the ground that this exception necessarily embraced the act of riding in a bicycle race, because a competitor In such a contest, from Its Very nature, voluntarily overtaxed himself or exposed himself to danger or obvious risk o£ injury, willfully . and without necessity. The judge before whom the case was tried refused . to hold that participation In a bicycle race was, as matter o£ law, a violation of the policy, but left it to the jury to say. The jury found in favor of Mr. Keefe, and the National Accident society took the case up to the' appellate division for review. The appellate division upheld the verdict. This decision may be regarded as establishing the propoaition that participation in a bicycle race does not operate as a legal bar to the recovery of accident insurance on account of injuries sustained In the contest. 1 f h* WolSdtrfol *fee*t is all.lbe-wmde? stdr? et mercS fttid Money dealings ff6m the" of the Phoenicians there is n6 sd astdUhding as that whicft telts tit the bieydlt, -A tey, it has «teR tttfned the trade et natwas within the compass of five fleeting yeafs, Sefl* ous people laughed at it and called the talks whb\,ttKie it "feather brains.", Today those same setloas people have recalled their capital from world-wide enterprises and started it anew in the bicycle business to save themselves from commercial ehltswtecki The whirring of these cobweb wheels has been like the spider's spinning—silent, wonderful, fortunes have been made as if hy magic. There have been South Sea bubbles and fevers of gold and coal and oil.' Btit all this history of money manias shows no parallel to the bicycle fever. It has set civilization by the ears. Trade Is today a hodge podge, and no man, If all men are to be believed, is making money except the man who makes the bicycle. Moreover, no man can tell where it will end. The facts and figures are appalling. Commerce, for all Its keen vision, cannot read them aright. Five years ! sat alwayl* shines whenwa can't go out, When wre eat it always t alas. When we've S>leW to eat We have the gout* Td torture ,ttf with its Bains, The alf that we breathe is full 6f germs, The water is full of snakes, The fruit that' we eat is full of worms, Existence is full of fakes. The moon always shines With a yellow light, That's enough to make you weep, t And worst of all it shines at night, When you want to go to sleep. The earth turns around from west to east; Oh! horrors! must we stay Upon it when we know at least - ,, It should turn the other way? The North Star always In the north, It ought to change around. Oh! why were mortals e'er brought forth Who have such troubles found? Alas! and would that we were dead, We're failures, through and through, We live along until we wed, And that's a failure, too. , "" ago, .LJUU L.Ai«j 1TUIIVA ^,tm«.«i_«. — .- —,, — was a very pretty romance; Mr. Trevlyn had been deserted by his lady love, had fallen ill on account of it, had been nursed a by one whom of course he would marry. Indeed, they thought him in duty bound to do so. In what other way could he manifest his gratitude? Vague whispers of this reached Trevlyn's ear, but he gave them at first little heed. He should never marry, he said; it was sinful to wed without love. But as he saw Alexandrine's pale face and strangely distraught manner day by day, he came to feel as if he had in some way wronged her, though hew he did not exactly understand. Ono day he entered the sitting-room of Mrs. Lee with the freedom of a privileged visitor, without rapping, and found Alexandrine in tears. He would have retreated, but she had already seen him, and he felt that it would be better to remain. He spoke to her kindly. "I trust nothing has occurred to distress you?" She looked up at him almost defiantly. "Leave me!" she said, Impetuously; "you, of all others, have no right to question me!" "Pardon me!" he exclaimed, alarmed by her strange emotion, "and wky not I question you?" "Because you have caused mo misery enough already—" ITO BB Whoelo us lionata ol Burden. When a bicyle carries a man weighing at least 185 pounds, a large bundle of wall paper, a collapsible table, such as is used by paper hangers, a filled dinner pail and a kit of tools, it might properly be called a "beast of burden." This is what a 22-pound bicycle transported over the granite blocks of the streets of the business center a few days ago. Those who saw the load did not know whether to admire most the stanch little wheel or the ingenuity displayed by the wheelman in arranging and balancing 'his mixed burden. The paper hanger, who pedaled through the streets with his paper and tools, had his rolls of wall paper hanging In a sling from his shoulder. His table was strapped to the horizontal tube of the bicycle frame with one end sticking two feet beyond the handlebar. His dinner pail was tied securely to the handle bar and his kit of tools was hung in front directly over the forward wheel. Apparently he was in no wise inconvenienced by the load, nor did the table seem to interfere with his pedaling. CHARLEY MURPHY. In this whole wide country, not 60,000 bicycles were made or sold, and the solid, stolid business men made mock of the "playthings." Mark the change. In this year o£ grace and pneumatic tires, four-fifths of a million of wheels will be marketed in the United States alone. The leaders in the bicycle trade say that an average price for these machines is ?80. Multiply. There will have been $66,000,000 spent this year in the United States alone for bicycles. The /world is bicycle mad. . "Brother Chart" of national racing fame, though an old-timer, does not propose to* be relegated to the background as yet. As a member of the Stearns team, abroad Murphy distinguished himself by winning the first race in which he competed on foreign shores. Judging from form already shown Murphy will give the foreign cracks a run for their money when he becomes thoroughly acclimated. Tlio Honeymoon. (Scene: Any hotel r.t this season.) HE. "Ootsy, tootsy, wootsy, woo; Does I love 'ooT 'Es I do- Loves 'oo wls my drate big heart, Loves 'oo till death does us part; ! Loves 'oo sad and loves 'oo bright. Loves 'oo, dear, wls all my might. Loves 'oo every hour of life— Tiss me, pretty 'Ittle wife," SHE. I " 'Es I will; I'll tiss 'oo, dear; Put 'oor handsome head right here— Tiss 'oo on 'oor bright blue eyes, Bluer 'an "e blue, blue skies; Tiss 'oo on 'oor curly hair; Tiss 'oo on 'oor lips, right there; •'\ Tias 'oo, tiss 'oo, Oh what bliss— Tiss 'oo, tiss 'oo, tiss 'oo, tiss." A LISTENER'S THOUGHTS. "For God's sake, kiss him, kiss quick! Or I will kick him, kick him, kick; I'm getting very, very sick, And Oh, I long to kick, to kick." him POSTOFFICE SECRECY. Against the Kules for tetter-Carriers to Give Addresses. joined 'the severest quiet, Mr, Trevlyn, he said, had received a severe shock to bis nervous .system, and there was imminent danger of congestive fever of the brain. His fears were verified. Archer did not rally, and on the second day he was delirious. Then the womanly nature of Alexandrine Lee came out and asserted itself. She banished all attendants from the sick room, and took sple charge herself of the sufferer. Not even her mother would she allow to take her place, When tempted by intense weariness to resign her post she would take that stained glove from her bosom, and the sight of it would banish ail thought of admitting a stranger. "No," she said to herself, "people In delirium speak of their most cherished secrets, and he shall not criminate himself. If he did that terrible deed, only I of all the world can bring a shadow of suspicion against him, and the secret shall never be revealed to any other." Sp she sat tlie long days and longer nights away by the side of this man she loved so hopelessly, bathing his fevered brow, holding his parched hand, and lingering fondly over the flushed, unique face. sank lower and lower day by day very \pw tkat the physician said, ne coujd 4o no wore, He must leave the case. There was nothing tor it but to witfe patiesee t&e verbiage of » a ' At last ttoe aay cam? v he & It is not generally known that UncU Sam looks upon the address or whereabouts of one of his citizens as an inviolable secret. Such, however, is th« case, says the New York World. ' A New Yorker who had been out of the city for some time found upon his return, a few days ago, that one of his intimate friends had changed his residence without leaving his exact new address. All he could gather was that his friend now lived in a flat on the north side of a certain street, When he arrived at the block in question he found to his dismay that every house in it was a flat house. He would have to go from door to door until ho found his friend's name over one of the doorrbells. He had not proceeded far when he met a letteivcarrler making hjs usual delivery. Here, he thought, was the man who could save him a lot of tlmo and trouble, "Yes, sir," replied the postman, In response to his query, "I know the party very well. But I am sorry to say I cannot give you bla number, It is against the rules." The same secrecy is observed at the pp_st pfilce. The postal addres.s of anybody will not be given by tne federal authorities even to a state officer. This rule is In accordance with the general principle that » roan's dealings with the'gQvernment are of a confidential na* two, O. A. Hawkins. The members of the Red Bank (N. J.) Wheelmen are very enthusiastic over the excellent work of one of its members, George A. Hawkins. Hawkins is somewhat of an athlete, and for several years he followed the cinder path and was a sprinter of some note. Late last season he took to bicycle riding, His first contest of any note was in a twenty-flve-mile-road race, under the auspices of the Red Bank Wheelmen, on Washington's birthday. Some of the best riders in Eastern New Jersey competed. During the race Hawkins led the proceasion, but when within a few miles of the finish his bicycle The Late Willie Kdwarda. Willie Edwards (Wm. James Conley), a gymnast and acrobat, died recently in Boston, Mass. The deceased who had been In the profession for sixteen years, was one of the best known acrobats in this country. He entered the business as top mounter for ,tho Stirk Family" of bicyclists for bicycle work, and also for a three brother act. The following season, 1881-2, he was with the Miner & Rooney Co,, after which he joined Healy & Bigelow's forces, playing with their large showa in Boston and New York only, for two years. He then joined the Forepaugh show, doing a Japanese ladder act with a partner. He afterwards played a season at Coney Island, N. Y. He was also associated with Frank L. Long, doing a flying trapeze act, and under the team name of Long i and Edwards they traveled for five years in this country and in South America. Besides the shows mentioned, he had been connected with the following clrcusses: John O'Brien's, Irwin Brothers' Barnum & Bailey's, Frank A. Gardner's, Nick Roberts', O'Dale Stevens' and Pubillone's, During his engagement in 1886, in Havana, with the last name'd show, Mr. Edwards was the recipient of a gold medal from Mr. Pubillone and a diamond scarf pin from the Spanish Opera Co. He leaves a brother, who Is Instructor to the B, Y. M. Union Gymnasium in Boston. The remains were Interred 11, in Mai* den cemetery, Maiden, Mass, Withering. "I hab de pleasure ob announcin' clat Candydate Moses Wintahgreen am anonymously 'looted to membership In dls club," announced the president of the Blackville Social club. "Yo' means 'unanimously 'lected,' Mlstah Pres'dent," corrected a member. "When de Pres'dent ob dls club de- zlahs any Information or advice from yo', he will let yo' know, Jabe Jaspah," retorted the president, loftily. "You'd ought to know, sah, dat 'unanimous' an' 'anonymous' Is synonymatic pahts oh speech, sah!" Most Appropriate. "Emily," said old Mr, Tibbetts, sternly, "who was-that young man I found kissing you at the door last night?" .• "It was Mr.—Mr. Lippincott," stanv mered Emily, in a faint voice, Old Mr, Tibbetts glared at his daughter fixedly for a moment and then a- softer light shone in his eye, In both eyes, in fact. "B'George!" he cried, slapping his knee, "he's well named, too!" .GEORGE A, HAWKINS, chain broke and be was thrown from his wheel. Not lacking in grit, be secured another wheel, pipked up roucb lost time, and finished a close third. Thanksgiving day be contested in a meet at kakewood, and bl'PUgbt koine with nim two prizes. Tnls year bis winning? promise to be numerous. Recently bt» took part in the races at Warerly. He qualified in all tne trials, and secured, second prl?e . M<?satp floors, ls$4 witto, wall pieces? of different Colored were P, I iron tp the Jn the BQiyJce and cap, respectively, it Trenton. twormlle band,}' He also entries were large dome Baclnjt News, The National Cyclists' Ualon, of England has suspended James Michael, the crack profession rider. He is charged with not racing honestly, The fastest mile ever ridden in Philadelphia was made at the Point Breeze wpodea bicycle track recently, when F. Carter of Baltimore, rode a mile, paced by two tandems, in Jm. 55^6, Later Stevens rode a half mile in 552-58, • A twenty-mile handicap road race was run at Niagara Falls the other day, Tbere were seventy-three entries and fifty-six starters. The first prize was won by J. 0. MoConnell, of Model City, and the first ttwe prize by A, B, Goebler, pf Buffalo, with W, R. Blake pne-flfth of a second behind. Goehier's tiroe was 0:67:03 2r5. At JStpwalk, Conn,, last week, the annual ten-mile raad race of tl Wheel club was rm».' Tlie W- 4 Tommy—Say, Miss, don't yer tor take der dQB along wid yerf. a tough 1 gang by the works, an,' may try ter' knock der spots outer Miss Polkadqt (scornfully)—Bat Pat misfit Is an outcast of Hogan's ley without or glmwe death,! "Yes," fee the fel He Ipafced and i& aajrway &$ He • ' ' '

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