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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 5, 1896
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TMM trmnei s^rKtJVfr 5 BY CLARA AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL PRE.65 ASSOCIATION* xvi.- She stopped suddenly, and. rising, Was about to leave the room. He tb6k her hand, and closed the dodr she tad upened, leading her td a seat. "My dear Miss Lee, 1 do not eomftre- hehd you. Explain. If 1 have ever injured you In any way, It h'as been the very thing farthest removed from my intentions,- Will you not give me a chance to defend myself?" She blushed painfully; her embarrassment disturbed him, for he wan generous to all, and he really felt very kindly toward her. "I cannot explain," she said m a subdued voice. "I am sorry you came just now. But these slanders anger me, as well as wound my feelings." "What slanders, Miss Lee?" Her color grew deeper. Animated by some sudden resolve, she lifted her head proudly "I'will tell you. Remember that yon sought the information. Your coming here has been made the subject of remark, and I have been accused of having schemed to draw you here. You know if it be true." His face flushed slowly. He recalled the silly stories that had some time be- "Yes," she said, mechanically, and put her hand in her pocket for her porte-mohnaie, with a vague Idea that she must pay him before she started. she tittered a low cry of dismay! Her pocket-book was missing!' , She searched more thoroughly,'hut'It was not to be found. Her pocket had been picked. She turned a piteous face to <the hackman. "My money Is lost ,slr!" she said, "but If you will take me to a place Of shelter, I will remunerate you some way." "Sorry to be obliged to refuse, ma'ain," said the man, civilly enough, "but I'm a poor man with a family, and can't afford to keep my horses for nothing." "What is It, driver?" queried a rough voice; and In a moment a crowd had gathered around poor, shrinking Margie, and growling, Indignant Leo. , "The woman's lost her purse—" ' "Oh. ho! the old story—eh? Beauty in distress. Should think they'd get tired of playing that game!" said the coarse voice, which belonged to a lounger and hanger-on at the depot. "Looks rather suspicious, ma'am, for ye to be traveling on the train alone," began the hackman; but he was inter- the e&ttiftfs that had tikfen sfef ta the deptt, Mef b-ftggalt wag tfofe'etad^ie handed her the afceefc, aftd he£ Uefce't r atfd tbett>p.fSS6id,, laid, hit -hand a foil of fc«Ak*fl6tM. ShS »ut tneffi liactf , but to declined taking; tfam "1 do &6t give it ta y6u— t lead it W tou (San f egay we at ybtif cdfi- venieafie." - "On those conditions, 1 thank Jtiit, also." She put out her hand. He teak It, resisted the inclination ta |>fes& his lips to it, and held it lightly in his. ff ?ou will' give me yermuslofl— to BABEBAIL eo§stp Of* MAf IbNAU UAMfe *ft£knt*liU0fi Said t« 61 teofUttntttiaii tot — itu*i« IfrftttM Wot* ion oh ttbiaii. MS IN **« i game witti as 6sflflftbiii Mat, flft* s, &i Hk4lftrt»(AM fa tin urn ftn? gimtsi biiwteii to eolufiiDtts diaMKdiis team's tt 6, 6, he aeesetfei atf of chances at s66oftb* call upon you-Mshottld 1 be in Lightfleld dttHat your stay there— i shall be mote than happy!" She was about to refuse, but the mute pleading of his eyes deterred her. Me had been kind to her, and It could do her no harm. Probably, he would never come to Lightfield, so she gave him the permission he asked for, The day passed without incident, ant nightfall found Margie within ten miles of her destination. She Was driven along a rough country road, to a square farm-house— looming up white through the dark— and a moment later, she was lying, pale and exhausted, in the arms of Nurse Day. "My blessed child!" cried the old lady; "my precious little Margl> My old eyes will almost grow young again. after having been cheered by the sight of yet" And she kissed Margie again and again, while Leo expressed his delight in true canine style— by barking vociferously, and leaping over the chairs and tables. HE confidential adviser and chatobion o! the New ¥ork club, Mr, 0, Cayior, claims P. to aid. Hero (rather excitable, have unearthed a n other "consplr- acy against the life of organized base ball," as he graphically calls it in the Now York Mef- is the story told by the suspicious and too 'credulous New Yorker: i "Conspirators headed by several of 'the leaders of the lost brotherhood .cause have been, and are now, eagerly ftts*i« ftcfati tttisle'said recently that he W6«ld dd ttbthing further until he had fc«ftrd Officially ffom his attorney 1 , Johfi M. Ward. Rusie intimated, however, that he will bring civil suit against Prflftd* man for the $200 salary ^withheld, and claims to hate a gaod case in eeufti The matter will be eat m Ward's hands for collection, Rusle said, further, that under no circumstances would he play ball with the New York team, ttttd lie will quit the diamond rather than go into Freedman'o employ again, Asked if he would go with any bther team ii Freedman sold his release, he saitV hi would have to consider . the matter. Under no consideration will he play with another team unless Freedman shall flrst pay to him the $200 deducted from his salary in fines. Last spring Rusie was offered a position with an eastern sporting goods house as travel- te dfd&f,' "JW affi all awaf df de facie dat dis am a coin*' fore reached his ears. .And because of them she had suffered. This, woman whose unremitting care had saved his life! How thoughtless and cruel he had been! He was a man of honor; if any woman's reputation had been injured through his means, there was but one course for him to pursue. He must made reparation. And how? For a moment his head whirled, but glancing at the pale, distressed face before him, he made his decision. "Alexandrine," he said quietly, "you know just what my course has been. v/ou know my lowly origin—you know how life has cheated me of happiness. You know how dear Margie Harrison was to me, and how I lost her. I loved her with- my whole soul—she will be the one love of my lifetime. I shall never love another woman as I loved her. But if'my name and the position I can give my wife, will be pleasant to you, then I ask you to accept them, as some slight recompense for what I 'have made you suffer. If you can be satisfied with the sincere respect and friendship I feel for you, then I offer myself to you. You deserve my heart, but I have none to give to any one. I have buried it so deep that it will never know a resurrection." She shuddered and, grew pale. To one of her passionate nature—loving him as she did—it was but a sorry wooing. His love'she could never have. But if she married him, she should be always near him; sometimes he would hold her hands in his, and call her, as he did now, Alexandrine. Her apparent struggle with herself pained him. Perhaps he guessed something of its cause. He put his arm around her waist. "My child," he said, kindly, "do you love me? Do you Indeed care for me? Cold and indifferent as I have been? Tell me truly, Alexandrine? She did tell him truly; something within urged her to let him see her heart as it was. For a moment she put aside all her pride. "I do love you," she said, "God only knows how dearly!" He looked at her with gentle, pity- Ing eyes, but he did not touch th* red lips so near his own. He could not be a hypocrite, "I will be good to you, Alexandrine. God helping me, you shall never have sause for complaint. I will make your life as happy as I. can. I will give K ou all that my life's shipwreck spared me. will that content you? Will you be my wife?" Still she did not reply. ' "Are you afraid to risk it?" he asked, * "No, I am' not afraid! I will risk everything!" she answered. CHAPTER XVII. EANWHILE what of Margie Harrison? Through the dull, stormy day she had been whirled along like . the w}nd. The train was an express, and made few stpp- pages, Margie took little note of any* thing which oc- She sat In her hard seat like rupted by the lounger. "That's the way they all travel. Well, thank the Lord, I hain't so gallant aa to git taken in by every decent face I see!" "Thank heaven, I am not so lost, to all sense of decency as to Insult a lady.!" said a clear, stern voice; and a tall, distinguished-looking man swept through the crowd, and reached Margie's side. "Indeed, I am not mistaken!" he said, looking at her with amazement. "Miss Harrison!" She saw, as he lifted his hat, the frank, handsome face of Louis Castrani, All her troubles were over—this man was a pillar of strength to her weakness. She caught his arm eagerly, and Leo barked with joy, recognizing a friend. "I am so glad to see you, Mr. Castrani!" His countenance lighted instantly. He pressed the hand on his arm. "Thank you, my friend. What service can I render you? Where do you wish to go? Let me act for you." "Oh, thank you—if you only will! I was going further, but the train I wished to take had been gone some hours, and I must stay here to-night. And on my way, somewhere, my money has been stolen." '.'Give yourself no more uneasiness. I. am only too happy to be of any uso to you." The crowd dispersed, and Castrani called a carriage, and put Margie and Leo inside. "Have you any choice of hotels?" "None. I am entirely unacquainted here. You know best." "To the House," he said to the driver; and thither they were taken. A warm room and a tempting supper were provided, but Margie could not oat. She only swallowed a little toast, and drank a clip of tea. Castrani came to her parlor just after she had finished, but he did not sit down. He had too much delicacy to intrude himself upon her when accident had thrown them together. , "I was called here on very urgent business," he said, "and shall be obliged curred. one in a trance, and paid no heed to the lapse of time, until the piteous whining of Leo warned her that night was near, and the poor dog was hungry. At the flrst stopping-place she purchased some bread and meat for him, but nothing, for aerself. She could not have sallowed a mouthful. Still the untiring train dashed on. Boston was reached at last. She got out and stood, confused ana bewildered, gazing around, her. It was night and the place was strange to her, The cries of the porters and hacHnjen-- the bustle and. 4ire confutes, strife a. to her heart. The crpwd hurried hither and thither, each one intent OB his own buM^s, and the taW» out * 4is»8l liifht, drned as were by thej}&ngt»g tpg. Alone* to a great \» her Jits she felt the the w4i«*» *»* U«l wvw t«Wle4 to attend to it to-night, but I shall return soon, and will see you in the morning, Meanwhile, feel perfectly at home, I have engaged a chamber-maii to attend to you, and do not be afraid to make your wants known. Good-night, now, and pleasant dreams." She was so weary, that she slept some, with Leo hugged tightly to her breast; for she felt a sense of security in having this faithful friend near her. Breakfast was served in her room, and by and by Castrani came up. He spoko to her cheerfully, though he could not fail to notice that some terrible blow had fallen upon her since last he had seen her, gay and brilliant, at a party in New. York, But he forebore to question her. Margie appreciated his delicacy, and something impelled her to confide to him what she had not entrusted to the discretion of any other person. She owed him this .confidence for his disinterested kindness, "M?, Castrani," she said, quietly enough, outwardly, "circumstances of which I cannot speak, have made it necessary for me to leave New York. I do not desire that the place of my destination shall bo known to any one But to show you bow much I appreciate your kindness, and bow entirely I trust you, I will Inform you that I am golns to Ligbtfield, in New Hampshire, to stop an indefinite length of time with ray old nurse. Mrs. Day/' Castrani was visibly affected by this proof of her confidence, "From me, no pne shall ever know the place of ypur refuge," he said, earn estly. "Your train leaves at ten. I is BOW nine. If ypu would pnly perroi me to see ypu safely to the w4 °* jpurW!" She flushed He read a quits reproach in her eye. pe. I kno.w it m? CHAPTER XVIII. URSE DAY was pleasantly situated. Her husband waa a grave, staid man, who was very kind to Margie, always. Tho farm was a rambling affair- extending over, and embracing in Its ample limits, hill and dale, meadow and woodland, and a portion of a bright, swift river, on whose banks It was Margie's delight to sit through the purple sunsets, and,, watch the play of light and shade on the bare, rocky cliff opposite. Nature proved a true friend to tht sore heart of the girl. The breezes, so fresh and sweet, and clear, soothed Margie inexpressibly. The sunshine was a message of healing; the songs of the birds carried her back to her happy childhood. Wandering through the leafy aisles of the forest, she'seemed brought nearer to God and his mercy. Only once had Nurse Day questioned her of the past, and then Margie had said: "I have done with the past forever, Nurse Day. I wish it never recalled to me. I have met with a great sorrow— one of which I cannot speak, I came here to forget it. Never ask me anything about it. I would confide It to you, if I could, but my word is given to another to keep silent. I acted for what I thought best. Heaven knows if I erred, I did not err willingly." "Give it all into God's hands," said Nurse Day, reverently. "He knows just what is best .for us," The days went on slowly, but they brought something of peace to Margie Harrison. The violence of her distress passed away, and now there was only a dull pain at her heart—a pain that mUst always have Its abode there. She held no communication with any person in New York, save her aunt, and her business agent, Mr. Farley, and her letters to them were posted in a distant town, in a neighboring state, where Nurse Day had friends—and so Margie's place of refuge was still a secret. working in efforts to organize an eight club base ball association in opposition to the National league. They will deny It, of course, just as they denied the Players' league plot When It was prematurely exposed In the fall of 1889. But that plans for another base ball revolution have been laid and discussed there is not the shadow of a doubt. "I may go so far as to say that 'Al' Johnson, known as the "Brotherhood Orphan," Is expected to look to the Brooklyn corner of the new concern. It will be remembered that this trolley car magnate said last winter that he controlled a ground In the neighborhood of the old base ball field at Washington park, which would make a site for a club home far superior to Eastern park. "The new conspirators have an Idea that success this time is made possible on account of the supposed dissatisfaction which exists among tho minor leagues with their treatment under the new National agreement. They hope to have the co-operation of the Eastern, New England, Western and Southern leagues in a fight against the National league. Pretty much the 'same tactics are already being used which marked the initiatory work of organizing the Players' league. It will be remembered that copies of scores of National league telegrams found their way into the hands of the Brothehood clubs in the winter of 1889-90. That 'leak' is again in operation." Further deponent sayeth not. The question now is whether there is anything In Mr. Caylor's alarming tale or whether that gentleman has been again seeing spooks. Our own impression is that the Don Quixote of base ball Is once more engaged in a battle with a wind-mill. • • _ ' ing salesman. He will accept that offer it nothing else presents Itself. New York's Sti»* W. H. Clark, at p resent tho stn» pitcher of the New York club, wna born January 7, 18G5, at Oswego, N. Y. His first professional engagement Waa (TO us CONTINCBP.I A FAMOUS SOPRANO. :wo Continent* Pay Tribute to Ellen Beach Yaw, the Groat Singer. In this closing of the nineteenth cen- ,ury there has dawned a star in the focal firmanent which eclipses, In bird- Ike sweetness and phenomenal range, all the voices of the past, says the New York World, History will write the name and fame of Ellen Beach Yaw as ;he greatest soprano singer the world las ever known—greater than Pattl— ireater than Nllsson—greater than Llnd. The American people will find much satisfaction in the thought that Miss Yaw is an American girl: she waa born In New York state and the greater portion of her early life' was spent In California. . , Miss Yaw is a tall, stately girl, whose wealth of blonde hair frames a facq that is beautiful and expressive. Hei bearing and manner indicate self*poS' session and are the embodiment of all that Is graceful and refined. The beauty and phenomenal range of her volqq became apparent some years ago, wbijg under the tuition of Mme. BJorksten ol New York, and under whose gui4anc« Miss yaw went to Paris and studied A Star Second Basninan. Asa Stewart, the clever second baseman of the Indianapolis team of the Westei^n league, was born at Terre Haute*Ind., in 1869, and learned ,to play ball at his native place. His flrst professional engagement was with the Terre Haute team in 1889. In 1890 he was with the Anderson team of the Indiana State league, and his excellent all-around work materially aided his club in winning the pennant of its league that year. In 1891 he began the season with the Oconto club of the Wisconsin league, but finished it'with the Fond du.Lac team of the same league, taking part that year in eighty-three of the ninety championship games played, in fifty-seven of which he played second base, and in the other twenty-six he filled various other positions on the nine. In 1892 he was with the Oshkosh club of the Wisconsin league. In 1893 he was connected with the Easton team of the Pennsylvania State league. In 1894 he was a member of the Sioux City team, who won the championship of the Western league, that year taking part in one hundred and twenty-three championship games, in all except one of which he played second base. His, excellent work that season attracted the attention of the officials of the Chicago club of the National league and American association, and he was drafted by that club for the season of 1895, talcing part that year with-the.'ninety- W. H. CLARK. with a team that represented Norwich in the Central New York League in 1886, he beginning the season with that club, 'but finishing it with the Oswego team, of the International Association. 1 In 1887 Clark began the season with Sandusky and finished with Des Moines. He began the season of 1888 with Chicago, but was soon released and signed with Omaha, with which he remained continuously until the end- of 1891. In 1892 Clark was a member of the Toledo team, of the Western League. In 1893 he helped the Brie club,- of the Eastern League, to win the championship by pitching in eighteen consecutive victories. In 1894 he joined the New York club; for whom he has played since. " like pflMPUsness, but I wpul4 try pot be 4is.agree&We to ypu,. I not even speafc tp you, if 7°w 4eajre4 it should be so, But I cpul4 travel to the same oar with ypJJ« w4 he, there, tQ with the famous. Delia Sedle an4 It was not until two years ago that he* wonderful voice began to, attract pub' lie attention—an4 in this brief peripd she has su,ng herself into a popularity that has. taken others a lifetime tp &<?•. cpmpiish. Cpjnpare4 with other voices ot worWrwl4e Sawe, the scale 8tw4l tbuSji Miss Yft w sings without the slightest perceptible effprt, from $ helQW the par t« B to the altisstaP—a £«»ge Qf tw§n« ty*eight to»es« Her la»p»9 n^te^-the 9,hQY9 yg'h I is five aptee bilh.§r " " " the . Robiaon'g Ire Is Up. ' . A Cleveland special of recent date says: President' Ilobison came to town in a rage over the fining of Tebeau by the League directors. Said he regarding the matter: "I am now preparing a statement in which I will make known a few facts that the magnates of tho National League will dislike to see in print. I would like to know by What authority these men got together and fined one of my players $200 without even notifying mo that they were about to consider his case. What court in the land.wnii-1 attempt to hord trial on a man without notifying him and giving him a chance to defend himself? I will say tp you now that Oliver Tebeau will not pay one dollar of ihat fine, that I will hot pay one dollar of it, and that Tebeau wl-11 play In every game in which the Cleveland dub plays this season. As far as the law business is concerned, I will give them all of that they 'want, too. If Dr. Stuckey, Mr. Jim Hart and the others have stared out to purify base ball I will be with them. I will take a hand in the purifying business, too, and I will show up some of the 'rottenness' of the National League, They have injured the reputation of Tebeaii, as well as that of the Cleveland club, to an irretrievable extent, and we are going to have satisfaction." Diamond Dust. The Chicago and Cincinnati officials have given it out cold that they wl}l meto' out to the Olevelands the same dose as President Stuqky gave them upon the same provocation. They say they do not propose to "have the build- ingriip work of years pulled down by a few players whom the league apparently dare not call dpwn," To Roger Co.nnor has been given tbfc herculean task- of getting together for St. Louis a championship team for next season. Stirred by tho success of Cap* tain Ewlng with a team that two years poker an* bike mi** , ed in' about e4dat oiuantitiea, Oaf* am rules -to goverii. each, howeber, an". it won't do to git 'em mixed up. iHifr , dls reason I hev drawed off and had /c_ printed de rules applyin'. to each* :be rules to govern when out on de bike ani as follows: "Sit erect; wld eyes to the front an 1 a l ', detarmlned loak on de face. ( "Don't attempt to pass between d& hosses and de dash-bo'd of a treet-kyar. ' "Pay no attention to brick-bats, ash- cans, cabbage-heads an' fence rails r, thrown arter yo' by de envious an" > ieaeloua-mlnded populashun, * Avoid runnin' ober pedestrians if , yo' kin but when yo' can't avoid it ' ' pick out a fat man an* pull de throttle . l wide open, A fat pusson allvw acts aa a cushion fxir de rebound, De glneral rule am to keep to de right, but If dar am a house in de way don't be obstinate. • "When two bikests am about to meet heaed-on dar am two rules' to apply. Y6' kin either jump oft an' go Into de nlghest saloon an' take a mint julip frew a straw or keep right, on an* knock do odder feller fo'teen feet high an' smash him all tc squash. "If yo' meet a cow when rldin' In de kentry yo' kin turn to' dr right or de left or go right ober her, jest as yo' .please. If It happens to be de cow's brudder 'stead of de cow herself do rule am to dismount an' climb a tree an' wait for him to git tired. "When yo' look ahead up a hill an' see a farmer an' his two sons waiting fur yo' armed with scythes, co'ncutters an' sled stakes de rule don't say 'zactly what yo' should do. Dls gives yo' a show to turn off into de woods an' look for chestnuts. ' "One quick, sharp ring ob de bell means danger to a beer wagon if it don't git outer yo' way. "Two rings am a summons fur de street-kyar to shet off steaem an', cum to a sudden stop an' let yo' pass in front of it. "Three rings means dat de feller crossln' de street wld his hat on his ear an' his feet steppin' high am right 'in line wld yo'r wheel an' if he don't git up an' hump hlsself he will be invited to a surprise pa'ty. ' "A continuance d'ing! ding! ding! of ( de bell, accompanied by a Wavin' of de, left hand in de air, signifies dat yo' has! got tired of ridln' in de street an' am gwine to take to de side-walk an' dat It will be jest as well fur de enthoosl- astlc populashun to hunt fur doah- ways." The president announced that he, hoped to soon perfect the following im-j provements to the bicycle: i An attachment that will lift a man's cap off his head when ho meets a female and replace It again after she has passed on. It will make no distinction between homely and good looking girls and there will be no color line about it. An attachment to cast a noose over a dog's head and swing him in behind, the bike. When he has been dragged 100 rods and has made up his mind ,that the bike is alive and dangerous the noose opens and he is allowed to go on suspended sentence, An attachment to hold and operate^ a squirt-gun containing at least one gallon of water. This is for offensi've'i and defensive operations against the/ small boy who wants to shove a broomstick between the spokea to see how quick a bike can stop, An attachment to be fastened to the < front wheel which will go ahead and look for tacks and pounded glass, pick up wallets, and lost diamond pins an4 sound the depths of all mud-holes npt over ten feet deep, "Gem'len," said President Toots as', he laid a box of poker chips on the ta* - ble, "dar' am poker an' poker, Dar' am poker wha' a flush beats a straight an' poker whar' a straight beats '9, flush an' rpbs de wldder an' 4e orphan,. I has played poker wh'ar' three ' knocked out a full house 4 an4 I played poker whar' a full hpuse ed In a ?10 pot ober fo' aces,' W< hev sartin rules an' stick to 'em, aa 1 ' dem rules will be as follows 1 . ' '' »'De value Pf '4e han4 will be &ee> high, one pa'r, two pa'rs, flush, threes, •• ijgte. seven championship contests, in all of which he played second base. This ago waa traveling in the St, Louis' stakes, Chrjs Ypn der Abe has decided that Swing's o!4 side partner ca n d° just as well with the Browns. It is a fact that players pf the McPhee order— stars in their respective positions— never pake ewers 0 » har4 plftys, They never fall dpwn PR plays of the p» \vhich' prdiuary players walte. ye«r, the club a- surplus pf players on it? pay rpll.s, S|ewt was among A uutBtoer pf players that •"""'" early in the • • ' ' by the pf th> WfiHtera league, the|r errprs, St to 98 UttJ 6 simple tf the, kjBd',QB'wbifih.:4we ^efli expect the veriest amateur te ms&s error thftt these, ' trip up en.. While «{ 'the. tht ; a § «'Wi'}tWiGL ; ¥fc» straight, full-hPW fgurs an' flush. "De wan whP stands, pat oa» de was wi4 fo' aces if he w^ftta tP, if he gits busted all to s^ash, 4 ft t'« QWJl lOQjEQUt, ' " wl}l be no, limit m enable a pore hut yeung JW&B w>p m^y ftpi4 a to r«&e IR ikblkie w! tot '$ "M * , fi ;-n ^ & ,> t& ?<! : ^| *M

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