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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 2, 1896
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coam ttf! mt ftm&t t fcft&M yotf clili Mt «|W« t tffd pitied yen, Margie—tost in? was tied—1 had fcfl right to spfcak—but 1 did kiss you? hahd. Did you ktidw it, BY CLARA AUGUSTA ASSOCIATION^ Aft Into tho night Margie eat reading the closely written sheets, penned by the hand h 0 w pulseless In death. All was biade clear; Archer Tfevlyta was fully exculpated, He was Innocent of the crime which she had been Influenced te believe he had committed, She fell ,' ' oWn^kritegs and thanfte'd'God for that, ' Though lost to hel* It was a consolation Ineffable to know that he had not taken the life of a fellow-mortal. , Her resolution was taken before morning. She had deeply wronged 5 Archer Trevlyn, and she must go to him with a full confession, confess her (tfnult, and plead for his forgiveness. ' v Castranl, who came in the morning, approved her decision, and Nurse Day, who was told the whole story, and listened with moist eyes, agreed with them both. So it happened that on the ' ansulng morning Margie bade farewell to the quiet home which had sheltered her through her bitterest sorrow, and accompanied by Castrani set forth, for New York. She went to her own home first, Her aunt was In the -country, but the servants gave her a warm welcoirv and after resting for an hour, she took her ,' waylo'the residence of Archer Trevlyn, but a few squares distant, • A strange silence seemed to hang over tho palatial mansion. The blinds were closed—there "was no sign of life about the premises. A thrill of unexplained dread ran through her frame as she touched the silver-handled bell. ' The servant who answered her summons seemed to partake of the strange, solemn quiet pervading everything. « "Is Mr. Trovlyn in?" she asked, trembling in spite of herself. "I believe Mr. Trevlyu has left tho country, madam." "Left the country? When did he go?" /"Some days ago." •"Mrs. Trevlyn—take me to her! She -was an old friend of mine." The man looked at her curiously, hesitated a moment, and "motioning her to enter, Indicated the closed door of the parlor, "You can go in, I presume, as you are a friend of the family." A feeling of solemnity, which was almost awe, stole over Margie as she turned the handle of the door and •stepped inside the parlor. It was shrouded in the gloom of almost utter darkness. Margie stopped by the door until her eyes became^accustomed to -the gloorn, and then she saw that the center of the room was occupied by a table, on which lay. some rigid object—strangely long and still and angular—covered with a drapery of i>lack velvet, looped, up by dying water lilies,. Still, controlled by that .feeling of strange awe, Margie stole along to'the table and lifted the massive cover. She saw beneath it the pale, dead face «f Alexandrine Trevlyn. She dropped the pall, littered a cry of horror, and sank upon a chair. . The door unclosed noiselessly, and Mrs. Lee, the mother of the dead woman, came in. "Oh, Margie! Margie!" 'she cried, "pity 'me! 1 'My'heart is broken! 'My darling! My only child is taken from me!" It was long before she grew composed enough to give any explanation of the tragedy—for tragedy Margie felt sure it was, The story can be told in a few brief words, Alexandrine and her husband had had some difficulty/Mrs, Lee could not tell in relation to what, but she knew that Alexandrine blamed herself for the part she had taken, Mr. Trevlyn left her in anger to go to Philadelphia on business. He was expected to be absent about four days. Meanwhile his wife suffered agonies of remorse,, and counted the hours until jUs-rflfrujWAfifyauid give her tho privilege of throwing herself at his feet and begging bjs forgiveness. But he dfd not return. A week, ten days passed, and stfll no tidings, Alexandrine was almost frantic. On the eleventh day came a telegraphic dis- "patch,.brief a»4 cruel, 'as>tuos,e heart* 'jj>les8 : 'th}»g8 4nvarla])ly are;• informing her that Mr, Trevlyn had closed his business in Philadelphia and was on .Tthf.'five of leaving the fiovin,Vrv for an period.. His'destination was aptj his unhappy wife, . . Qift'Jwr eeeing Mm, air trace oj wpwW te lost, burrM to the de- f^t aut for that city. ; sort PhllS." had be.ep cattle of Archer Treviytt. «*».. B . U thought of him now as we think of one being dead, with tender regret, and love almost reverent. He was dead to her, die s&ld, but It was no sin to cherish his memory. Ih the third year Margie's av.nt married. It was quite a little romance. An old lover, Ait carded years before ill a fit of girlish obstinacy, came back, after Weary Wanderings jn Bearish of happiness, and seeking tfut the love Of other days, \-ooed ftnd "-vOn her over again. There wa.s a quiet Wedding, 5nd then the happy pair decided on a £rip to Europe. And, of course, Margie must accompany them. At first she' demurred; she took so little pleasure in anything, she feared her presence might mar their happiness, and she dreaded to leave the place where she had passed so many delightful hours with him. But her aunt and Doctor Elbort refused to give her up, and so, one beautiful September morning, they sailed for Liverpool In the good ship Colossus. For many days the voyage was prosperous, but in mid-ocean they fell upon stormy weather and the ship was tossed about at the mercy of the winds and waters. It was a terri bio -.storm, and great apprehensions >vere entertained that the-vessel might founder, but sho would doubtless have weathered tho blast in safety, if.-she had 'not sprung a lea'k." :'•' '. ' " The fearful intelligence was announced just at the closing in of a dark dismal night,'and every heart "sank and every' fac'e'was' shroudeifin gloom. Only for a moment! The men sprang to the pumps and worked with a will— as men will work for their lives—but their efforts were vain. The water Increased in the hold, and it soon became evident that the Colossus would hardly keep afloat until morning. But just when they were most helpless, most despairing, the lights of a strange ship were seen. They succeeded in making their desperate condition i known, and by day-dawn all were safe on board the steamer, for the stranger proved to be a steamer on her way to New York. . • The decks were crowded; Doctor Elbert was looking after his wife, and Margie, clinging to a rope, stood frightened and alone. Some one came to her, said a few words which the tempest made inaudible, and carried her below. The light of the cabin lamps fell full on his face. She uttered a cry, for in that moment she recognized Archer Trevlyn. "Margie Harrison!" he cried, his fingers closing tightly over hers. "Margie! 1 . Mine! Mine at last! The ocean has given you up to mo!" "Oh, Archer, where have you been? It has been 60.weary! And I have wanted to see you so much—that I might tell you how I had wronged you—that I might ask you to forgive nr>. Will you pardon me ; for believing tL_t you could "over be guilty of that man's death? If you knew all—If you knew how artfully It was represented to me—what overwhelming proofs were presented, you would not wonder—" "I do know all, Margie; Alexandrine told me. My poor wife! God rest her. Sho believed me guilty and yet her fatal .love for-me overlooked the crime.' She deceived me in many things, but sho is dead, and I will not be \inforgiv- ing. She poisoned my mind with suspicions of you and Louis Castrani, and I was fool enough to credit her Insinuations, Margie; I want you to pardon me." "I do, freely, Castrani is a noble Boul. I love him as I would a brother," "Continue to do so, Margie, He deserves it, I think. The night I left home Alexandrine revealed to me the cause of your sudden rejection of me. We quarreled terribly, I remember it with bitter remorse. We parted in anger, Margie, and she died without my forgiveness and blessing. It was very hard, but perhaps at the last she did not suffer. I will believe so." 'if she sinned It was through love of you, Archer, and that should make you very forgiving toward her," "I have forgiven hor long ago, I know the proofs were strong against me. J am not sure, but that they were sufficient to have convicted pie pf mur- 'dw'Jn a court of law, You were conscious of my presence that night in the graveyard, Margie?" 9 "Yes. I thought it was you, I knew no other pan's presence had the ppwer to thrill and impress me as yours flld," VI-.meant to impress you, Margie. I brought a» the strength of my' will t<? hear pn that object, I said tQ myself, sho shall Know that i aj» n,ear her, and yet t my t visible vppeaenooisaall not - be revealed, t» Jier, I had foijpd put wftlah w»s your window from pne of the eer* vasts, and I watched Us light,which burned, through the 4»sky twilight Ufce the Ifvenjng. star, { wsj^r if you jja<J & Mj9ugh$,f«' inj't«*t a:-" 1 "—your- we4d!ag 8l$»t w '*' J'J dW Wuk. pf yjpy "You recognised ae '.hen? 1 meant y6ti shetild. A'fter that 1 hurried away. I was afraid to trust myself near you longer, lest I might be tehtpted to what 1 might repent i fled away from the place and knew nothing o( the fearful deed done there until the papers announced It next day." "And I Suspected you 6{ the Crime! O, Archer! Affiher! how ebuld I ever have been so blind? HOW can you ever forgive me?" "I want forgiveness, Margie, 1 doubted you* t thought you Were false tb ine, and had fled with dastrani, That tihfortiinate glove conitrffled you, I suppose, 1 dropped It in my haste to escape Without your observation, and afterward 1 expected to hear of It In connection with the finding of Lin- mere's body, I never knew what became of It until my wife displayed It, that day when she taunted me with my crime, Poor Alexandrine! She had the misfortune to love me, r.nd after your renunciation, and your departure from New York—in those days when I deemed you false and fair—I offered her my hand. I thought perhaps she might be happier as my wife, and I felt that I owed her something for her do- voted love. I tried to do my duty by her, but a man never can do that by his wife, unless he loves her." "You acted for what you thought Was best, Archer." "I did. Heaven knows I did. She died in coming to me to ask my forgiveness for the taunting words she had spoken at our last parting, I was cruel. I went away from her in pride and anger, and left no means by which she could communicate with mo. I deserved to suffer, and I have." "And I also, Archer." "My poor Margie! Do you know, dear, that it was the knowledge that you wanted me which was sending me home again? A month ago I saw Louis Castrani in Paris. He told me everything. He was delicate enough about it, darling; you need not blush for fear ho might have told me you were grieving for me; but he made mo understand that my future might not be so dark as I had begun to regard it. He read to me the dying confession of Arabel Vere, and made clear many things regarding which I had previously" been in the dark. Is all peace between us, Margie?" "Air is peace, Archer. And God is very good." "He is. I thank Him for it. And now I 'want to ask one thing more. I am not quite satisfied." "Well?" "Perhaps you will think it ill-timed— now that we are surrounded v by strangers, and our very lives perhaps in peril —but I cannot wait. I have spent precious moments enough in waiting. It das been very long, Margie, since I leard you say you loved me, and I want :o hear the words again." She looked up at him shyly. "Archer, how do I know but you have changed?" "You know I have not. I have loved jut one woman—I shall love no other through time and eternity. And now, at last, after all the distress and the sorrow we have passed through, .w.ill YOU give me your promise tb'meet -what- r er else fortune and fate may have in siore for us, by my side?" She put her face up to his, and he kissed her lips. ••.'."Yours always, Archer. I have never liad one thought for any other." So a second time were Archer Trev- [yn-.and; Margie Harrison betrothed. On the ensuing day the storm abated, and the steamer made 'a swift passage to New York. Doctor and Mrs. Elbert were a little disappointed at the sudden termlna- :ion of their bridal tour, but consoled themselves with the thought that they could try it over again in the spring, Trevlyn remained in the city to ad- lust some business affairs which had suffered from his long absence, and Margie and her friends went up to her old home. He was to follow them thither on the ensuing day, And so it happened that once moro Margie sat in her old familiar chamber dressing for the coming of Archer Trevlyn. What should she. put on? She remembered the' rose-colored dress she, had laid away that dreadful night so long ago, But now the rose colored dreams had come back, why not wear the rose-colored dress? To the unbounded horror of Florlne, she arrayed herself in tho old-fashioned dress, and wajted for her lover, And she had not long to -wtvU. She heard his well-remembered stap jn the hall, and a'moment after she was folded U> his arms, ftii. A ftaa whS Arenfet f ferifft and h!8 wife tote as a deaf brother, and prize above all dthet earthly friends. And beside Lotits Cfcs- tranl, Leo sits, serene and <!ontenV plfttlve, enjoying a gfeeh old e. e ht pefc6e 'and plenty. Castrahi will liefer marry, but sometime" in the hereafter, 1 fhink he will have hie recompense, (THE END.) CHAPTER XXV, T there was a bridal at Harrison Park, The 4ay wae clear •'a»4 >c}Qu4lflS8-T-|;he air almost as palmy as the air ef spring. Such a Christmas ha4 »ot befljj kflQWft for yews, The sun ehpne ft»J soft WJB0J elfbsfl throws h ' d fey the pajn of }^ wounds, ft»(l M muwy ,,,.j don't ;TWWPiyi«pw»ii?f *w»w<nt '>'$s**ff?**"*t ,'*>*, ^* *»**>•«•*--1?^ i^if'^^'fii^^^'ti -i" ?'.*A'.. > .,U;i Philadelphia has cause for civic pride in the possession of the biggest and strongest guardian of the public peace in the country over — Police Captain Ed* ward W. Malltt of tho Second division, says the Philadelphia Press. There Biay be heavier wearers of the blue ttttirorm, but mere avoirdupois is not a thing to be proud of. Capt. Malln measures in height C feet 0% Inches. His weight is 200 pounds, which makes him splendidly propor tloiied. Beside him the 6-foot 200- pounder looks small enough to be cox* swain of a University crew. The labor of growing heavenward so tremendously has not taxed his brain and vitality, for Capt. Malln Is strong and hardy, and when he shakes your hand warmly you think of tho great steam hammer in the Krupp gun works at Essen. Aa for a hearty slap on the back, a timid man would prefer "a "tap from a trolley car. Capt. Malin will have been connected with the police force of Philadelphia nineteen years on the 26th of next October and has passed through the several grades of duty from that *of a "sub" patrolman to the responsible position of one of the five captaincies of the Philadelphia police department — from "eub" to regular patrolman,, to sergeant, to lieutenant, and to captain. His record has been an honorable one, and it goes without saying that Capt. Malin has had a comparatively peaceful career, although he has always been courao-pous and faithful to duty. But the »3t reckless lawbreaker or a syn- dicr/j of him would well hesitate to miji up in a personal encounter with a gijint who would be more than likely to tuck the company under his arms and save the patrol wagon the trouble of carrying the victims of misguided confidence to the station. He has. been injured more than once in the performance of his duty, but, as the small boy said after the fight, "You ought to have seen the other chap." It is told of the big captain that when acting as lieutenant In the old police headquarters at Flfth"'and '"Clieatnut streets, he was one day sitting by the door that led into the cellroom. Capt. Malin was alone and was trying to read a newspaper. In one of the cells a man with a many horse-powered voice was shouting alound his yearning to get out and whip "anything with brass buttons on It." "You got me in hero when I was drunk and helpless. Now I'm sober and I can eat up any two coppers in the precinct. Only give me a show at them." Lieut. Malin was patient until he deemed patience was a drug in the market. The bellicose prisoner waa spoiling for blood. Nothing else would quiet him. The lieutenant sent for the jailer and told him to open the cell door, and as the hingo grated the fighter flew into the roll-call room with an 'incandescent glow in his eyes. The lieutenant slowly rose from his chair until he was looking down at the prisoner far below. He said gently: "Were you looking for something?" "I— I— I— thought I - " "Hadn't you bettor go back and keep quiet?" "Yes, sir; yes, sir. Don't hit me, please," and the war was averted by. arbitration. Capt, Malin was born and "raised" on a farm near Gradyville, in Delawara county. He worked out of doors through his boyhood and didn't know what a cigarette was. • Lots of work, sleep, fresh air, and healthful food made a man of him and gave him- ^, famous start in life, A DANGEROUS BIRD, What Will Happen Somo IJay to an Iu. caution* Hunter of nine Herons. "Some of these days," said the 'long- shore hunter, "I expect to open my dally paper and see a headline some- *Jiig like this; 'Killed by a b'lue heron,' 4 I'll tell you why. The blue heron Ja a big, powerful .bird which has already disfigured the faces of several men. The men have wounded a bird and then thinking to capture it alive they went up to it. Why I'd as soon try to Hiss a wounded grizssly. Th« birds grow £8 tall as six feet and have necks like a fish rod and just tho kjnd of muscles to move it the quickest with •the moat strength. They could drive their bill points through a quarter*lnoli pajjej, . , "The hunter goes up la. the bird and sees' it lying there looking as innocem aa a robin, with only a broken wins, 'What a fine pet it would make,' th« fooj-huater4hinks. .. Then he'picKs'ths pird up and starts for home in a wagon or a boat, with the bird between hit teaees. The bird's necu is dra,wn haok Ufee 3, letter 'S,' All of a 8ua4e« the bill shoots up and gives the man a s*8k 8lQ»f»}4f> the eye three inches, long, That la whftt, always 1^3 happened, The, WfluMeil Wr4 hie missed its aJw, «4 you want t9 W> fWl f.ea,tjjevo4 epearmfU! will drive Jta bill far luto WIT, HUMOft ANt* &AtiREdBtd« INAL Afcb SELtdffeD. A ItfAtHttonUi totnt&t ifl three Art* Affection b*ii*»t*ijr J5*pr*i*ed — A tool 8j»6t—fttftfttfti StfenRtti — In th* Stoientn—fle Liked Jam and C*k*. SAlfi he a hobletnatt— -a rich mail's child was she, They loved each other madly, ris madly as could he. Tw6 souls with hut a sltlgle thought pressed the matter pat- She thought he had a title and she loved him so for that, He knew she had the plunkets— I'm hot Cynical, you know — But I fancy that's the reason that ho loved the maiden so. A week of wedded bliss was theirs, when the parental gent Assigned and shuffled oft this coil and left her not a cent— And Incompatibility of temper was the plea That caused the learned judge to grant the usual decree. So then she went upon the stage ant made a great success. And be is doing every one that he can do — I guess. — R. F. 0. of the Magpie. One day as a Magpie had taken a seal on a limb of a tree near the highway two travelers came along and haltec under the tree to rest. They soon observed the bird, and never having seen one of Its species before, one of them called out: "Behold the eagle! What a noble bird!" "How beautiful! bow grand!" added the other. Filled with conceit, the Magpie began to chatter 'her satisfaction at these words, but she had scarcely opened her month when one of the travelers exclaimed: "What fools we are! I know from what I have read that this bird Is only a common Magpie." "And let her begone!" added his friend, as he picked up a stone anc sent it whizzing at her head. Moral — A crow which had heard and seen it all without being noticed himself, now scratched his ear and murmured: "If some folks would only kt-ep their mouths shut what credit they mighl get for what they don't know."— New York World. Wanting Good Material. From the Chicago Post: "I don't think very much of .Mm,' said the girl in blue. "Why, I thought I saw him throwing kisses) to you on the beach," expostulated the girl in white. "You did," answered the girl in blue, "That is why I say I don't think very much of him. He isn't as strong mentally as I should like a man to be." "I don't believe I quite follow you. "Why, think of the absurdity and the waste of throwing from a distance what ought to have been delivered in person?" , Manager—"Wuat's the matter with the glass-eater?" Fat Girl—"He's got a puncture/' Delicately Kxpreiget). They were anxious to byeak it to het gently, for she was very fond of the homely dog with the pink rlbbou around his neck, "Where is Hector?" she asked, "Oh, he's out." "Playing?" "Urn—yes—I s'pose yoi» might cal) it a frolic." "Where is he?" "Well, the last I saw of Hector h? was on bis way to a pound party." He had.daited'totmafceia gold speech in a Colorado town around wbjch were many silver mines and when the audience finished with him the coroner's jury brought in a veriot »f "suicide."— Judge. Hat reriimteU. 'That was tough en pa,y}g.» "Re stepped pu a banana pee}, fell, " was. arrested, for giving a street 6d£ ifr tne habit of rating all weight on the isteriaating Ahi Lite 1ft full dt disappointments' man who tHM to lite wltho WteN tffe people who iftfr* the The toan who Is doing the thins *anti him to do is engaged In a work. f he inln who works fbf the L«rd t>» the da? will never he sftltefled with ifc» pay he gets. 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