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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 18, 1896
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PftEIft A§60CIAtl6N rfitostaftcejddksd 'up said aetalag ifi* hdfief ana what he , Is all wln«t lite foifyV the sadness and the stiffen |lft& Jle Hfevfcr theught of »6 except 'as a sister. Surely his engagement . i'What 'shbuld yofcr maffiage htfcre rdtf&d?" asked hei- husband, sarcastically, "it -may 1 be ad ymt say, If t eve it, it in not because you sw<*ar , it'is the tfrttthi But 1 did ttftt cottte here to waste time la reproaches .There is but otte way to put this scah* flai down; namely, to conduct ourselves as if ^Ve had never heard of It. Of coltrse, as soon as can be done without exciting' remark. Edward must seek another home. Our removal to the country will afford a convenient opportunity for effecting this change. As to your reputation. I charge myself with the care of It from this hour. My error has been undue indulgence." Constance lifted her leaden eyes with a look of utter wretchedness. "If you Would but suffer me to go away and hide myself from all who know my miserable story I would ask nothing else at your hands. You Would the sooner forget the unhapplness brought •upon you by the sad farce of marriage in which we have been the actors." "On my part it has been no farce," replied the stern metallic voice. I have* conscientiously fulfilled the duties made obligatory upon me by our contract. You entered Into this voluntarily. For what you have termed folly, you have only yourself to blame. You seem to have been tempted to your 'unhappy passion by an inherent lov« of wrong doing. As to your proposal of flight and concealment, it is ddtibtlesS dead, and the idea 6t bringing; the gang to justice wfts given up is impbsslbfe. Ifl the S-efif 1863 1 Was ofie 6t the crfw of the English brlf SwlftSUfe, Which was making a survey af 'th% Islands to the northeast ot Madagascar. At the Chagob group, as we were Iftfc into .lafid ftfle day, with seven men in the boat, we were upset In the surf and only two of tia escaped death. My companion was & sailor named Wallace and White in a half dtowned state we were swept,along the coast of the island by a current and finally thrown on shore in a bit of a cove. A boat put tiff from the brig as soon as the dlsas- 1 ter was noticed, but only two bodies wore recovered. The three others Were pulled down by the sharks before the bofit got to them. Believing this to have beeh the sad fate of all five no search wac made for the pair of us cast ashore, and before we had recovered from our exhaustion and prepared a signal the brig had departed for another field. The Island on which we were cast ic one of a group of nine and the innermost one of all. It Is likely the same today as then, having plenty of fresh water, most of It covered with verdure and wild fruits, shrimps and shellfish so plentiful that a shipwrecked crow of twenty men could get alottg there for months. Wallace and I were inclined to look upon the affair as a lark. We erected a hut in the woods, procured fire by rubbing two dry sticks together and after a thorough exploration of our domain, which was not over two miles across In any direction, we slept, ate and talked and had a pretty easy time of It. We had been on the Island about three months when we awoke one morning to find the sea like a sheet » _ - * — **« «r **• **•• AiiWl 111 Ll & LV unit IIAC oca *IIYG <L DUccL fiimpiy absurd. l n the first place, you of glass and the air as still as death, leave, out of view the fact that my fab- name would be tarnished by an open separation, the infamy you would hide be laid bare to the general gaze. Secondly, you have no decent place of refuge. I know your brother sufficiently well to affirm that his doors would be closed against you were you to appl v to him for shelter as a repudiated wife. And you have no private fortune. I .shall never again of my own accord, allude to this disagreeable subject. We understand each other and our mutual position." He kept his word to the letter But henceforward his every action and look, when she was by, reminded her she was in bonds, and he was her jailer. Too broken-spirited to resist his will, or to cavil at the demands made upon her time and self-denial by his cold imperiousness, she marched at his chariot wheel, a slave in queenly attire, whose dreams were no more of freedom, to whom love meant remorse, and marriage pollution, the more hopeless and hateful that ,the law and the Gospel pronounced it honorable in all. (The End.) *4 SECBET OF THE SEA. N THE year 1849 the Honorable East India company's ship the Star of India set sail from Madrae for London, having on board over 200 passengers, and among them Lord Glenham, Gen, Swift, Lady Artwell and two daughters, and other men and women of note at home and abroad. Aside from - her . general cargo, the ship carried treasure to the amount of $250,000, The bankers at Madras figured out that the passengers must have had at least $100,000 among them, while an Indian potentate on his way to be received as a guest of royalty had a strong box of jewelry and Wit gems valued at so great a sum no one dared speak it. It was . Wended that the ship should be convoyed as far as the Cape of Good Hope by a man-of-war, as there were plenty W pirate craft still afloat, but the government vessel met with a mishap at sea and was detained somewhere, and the- Star finally decided to sail without her, as there was little fear but Wat she could take care of herself, Two days out of Madras she was sighted, an<? reported, but that was the last WTO or beard of her until the year /-The loss of the Star roa4e a great sensation fpr several reasons, and when Jt was finally concluded that she had Iqst various vessels were sent in of her and every effort was ,to ascertain her fate, in 1856 a M&luy sailor who died aboard of an $»gllsh tea ship told her captain that the star was attacked and captured by Pfates \,o the south el Ceylon, and that -,he was ojje.of the men engaged ia th? He sajfl there were five na- mM*mm dwgpMw 'Wim' ispte The sky was overcast, and yet of a coppery color, and the birds on the island appeared to be in great alarm. Great flocks of them came in from the sea, and all along shore the fish were leaping out of the water as If it were polluted. After surveying things for a while Wallace gave It as his opinion that we were in for a typhoon or an earthquake. The sulphury smell in the air inclined him to the latter, and as soon as we had eaten we started for the center of the island. There was a high hill in the center, bare of everything but a couple of trees and a few bushes, and we. sought it on account of the tidal wave we knew would surer ly follow an earthquake. There was more than one shock, but the first was the most violent and lasted longest. The three or four which succeeded were thrills rather than shocks. They ran through the island from east to west and out to sea, and we heard a chorus of what may be called the shrieks of distress from the birds with each vibration. Two or three minutes after the fourth or fifth shock Wallace stood up and looked out upon the sea to the east and shouted to me: "Look! Look! The tidal wave is coming in and there's a big ship on the crest of it." I sprang up and followed his gaze. Ten miles away there was a wall of water which seemed to lift its great white crest almost to the sky and to reach north and south as far as I could see. Riding on the crest was a great ship, with her three masts standing erect and some of the yards across. For the first ten seconds the wall seemed to stand still, Then it came rolling on like a railroad train, and almost before I could have counted twenty it ^struck the shore of our island and swept across it. The island was a good thirty feet above water in every Dart, while on the hill we were at least IQi'J, but all portions save the hill were coyeretl by at'Jeast ten feet. I had: my eye on the ship alone, It came straight for the hill, but as the wave divided it was swept to the left and struck the earth and was turned full about. While It hung there the waters passed on, and, lo! at our feet, resting almost on a level keel, as strange a sight as the eyes of a saljor ever beheld. It was a ship, to be sure, but one had to rub his eyes and look again and again to be certain of it, ''There was the great hull —there the three masts, up aloft the yards, anil tliere were scores of ropes trailing abcut like slimy serpents. From stem to stern and from keel to masthead the fabric wa§ covered with inutj and slime and barnacle and sea gnjsa and shells, anfl as she rested there the water poured Q fc Uer decks and out of her hold in such a sobbing, choking way as to bring the shivers, Not a word had passed between the pair of us m ifi , . glte the ship all neit dif to let fid Of fief water affd BSf-tett ifi tUl Bot sun. toa are prepared te &§af, ef eattttte, thftt sic- &wt*d te be the Jong feist Star of India. We fdtihd that tml trifsMs %e iifut be*>h aboard »f hef ft *» tfet a qaarter of ah hduf, and later ^ofk We had a cloven l-eft»6ns for believing that the dying Malay had spoken the tfuth. 1 tell yoii thai ship Wat. a queer light. Her ocean ted had been hundreds fit feet deep and the inud covered everything to thd dc-pth of ft foot— in sdme placos two bt three. Neither one of as had heard of the Star of her bad, but we knew this wreck to be that of an itidlatitnHii, and we went at It to dear away the.atulT aud.get into hef. We were a full week doing this, and at every turn we came across evidences to prove the stofy of the Malay, fhrea 61- four of her guns were yet in place, and front the Way she had been knocked about by cannon shot It was easy to figure that she had made a hard fight and suffered great loss* of life before she gave in. I3ven before we began Work we found the augur h61es bored In her bottom to scuttle her. The great cabin and every state room had two feet of mud on the floor, and I may tell you that we worked hard for four weeks before we got the hulk cleaned out. In the mud and among the mold and rot we found rusty muskets, pistols, swords, pieces of jewelry, cutlery, crockery, glassware and what not, but in actual money we found only 6 sovereigns. A part of the cargo had been wool, but we got nothing whatever of value out of it. Indeed, when our work had been finished, we simply had a big hulk resting on land a mile from the beach and were only five gold pieces better off than before. The pirates had swept her clean of treasure, plundering the passengers before murdering them, and we did not find in cabin or state room so much as a single bone of human anatomy. We made the ship our home for six months and were then taken off by a whaler, and our story was the first news received of the long- lost ship. The English government sent a man-of-war to the island to overhaul the hulk, and mementoes of her '*ave long been on exhibition in the British museum. Nothing could be more queer than the way we found her or rather the way she was heaved up by the sea to be discovered. From soundings made to the east of the island in 1867-68 it was estimated that the great ship rose from a depth of over 2,000 feet. Nothing but an earthquake could have lifted her from that depth — nothing but a tidal wave held her up and swept her to our feet. HERD OF IRISH BULLS. the wave raced in and across the Island, and the ground below us was clfiar of the last water before Wallace said: "I tUlnk th}8 ends it, and let us both God.' This phlp was heaved up the bottom of the sea, where she have rested for a good many yews, but we'll Jmve to, wait a day pr nvo before w? investigate." n coujije pf bfiurs, jtQ jet the dry .put a wt, we descended tbe IjlJJ *Q SB? what dujpage had beep goae', About eflpTjiajll tho tries pa tne inland J«?£B mwM anfl Wle4 a«t te SJMi/ol OUT i W; B,ot jl yjestJp re, ' ' Some Mixed Metaphor* Credited to Sons ot the Kmoriild Islo. A collection of Irish bulls was published recently by a contemporary. Here are some of them, from Household Words: A certain politician, lately condemning the government for its recent policy concerning the income tax, is reported to have said: "They'll keep cutting'the wool off the sheep that lays the golden eggs until they pump it dry." "The glorious work will never be accomplished until the good ship Temperance shall sail from one end of the land to the other, and with a cry of 'Victory!' at each step she takes shall plant her banner in every city, town and village in the united kingdom." An Irishman, in the midst of a tirade against landlords and capitalists, declared that "if these men were landed on an uninhabited island they wouldn't be there half an hour before they would have their hands in the pockets of the naked savages." Only a few weeks ago- a lecturer at a big meeting gave utterance to the following: "All along the untrodden paths of the future we can see the footprints of an unseen hand." An orator at one of the university unions bore off the palm of merit when he declared that "the British lion, whether it is roaming the deserts of India or climbing the forests, of Canada, will not draw in its horns or retire into its shell." . ... The 1'rlze Pouter Once upon a time a green cat sat under a blue rose-bush devouring a red mouse, This cat did business in the southeast corner of a poster, while at the upper left grew a vague,lavenT der-faced maiden against a lemon sky. Her hair and eyes were the color of the cat; also the shirt front of the dim- featured, alizarin-faced youth beside' her. The purple grass hesitated drift- ily about them, In the distance a, vermilion sail was cutting a wide swath against a mauve moon. Something akin to intelligence assured the reflection of the far-faced boy. "The washing is on the line," be grieved. The lavender eyelids fell, "Out of the intense, comes " she hesitated, and the rest was lost in the cream-colored silence, The cat sped a gobelin-blue yeow} such as thrive only }n Poster La.nd, The tragedy was finished. The prize poster was ready for the contest. I 4o not know what It meang, Neither does tjie artist. But those who have gone deeply }n,to the beart of tblBgs-r-whp ha,ve splved the elusive far-ness of Browning and. ijeardaloy, tfeeyrr-they ,will did fflafi caftse "dswfi W tn& Btibttr ban station leading a most fe We dog. LesdJnf is hardly thfc for Ifi mm? fce*tfftft*i&d the tiatllllng animal after the fasnidfi of a alerl With c&axlag Words he Ififed the sdr ag gy beast on, and finally he got it sate ly stawed under the bench on tfee side of the statidn. Me" bought' a then, and settled down to wait twenty minutes for the cityward tfalft. Mr Huffman and Mr. Jodyhfcs had marked the approach ot the old man and had smiled somewhat at his trouble wheti the dor bad pulled back->wlth greates fores, "it's funny, isn't it," said Mr Jodyngs, "that an otherwise reason able and sane man wilt take up with such a dog as that and treat it 1 as a pet?" Mh Huffman assented, att'd'sald Jie supposed the old man would "go irt- to paroxysms of -wrath if anything were to happen the- dog. That suggested an 'idea, and Mr, Jodynga nearly burst with laughter as he thought upon that Idea, "Suppose We steal the dog and put i on the northbound train, and when the old man finishes his paper and goes to take the city train he will be furious.' This was Mr. Jodyngs* idea, and Mr Huffman came near exploding, It was so funny. Mr. Huffman sat down next the old man, so as to conceal the workings of Mr. Jodyngs, and Mr. Jodynge with suppressed snorts of laughter, untied the twine and hauled the dog around .the. corner of the station ant into tfie 'expi'ess ^office; 1 'Where he paid a glad dollar and expressed the sorry beast to a fictitious John Smith at a station a dollar's worth up the line The old man continued reading, while the up train stood at -the platform, anci he did not wake up until the whistle ol the incoming cityward engine was sounded at the road crossing. Then he looked hastily for his dog. "Where's that dog?" he asked of his city-bound fellow-townsmen, who had gathered about in obedience to the invitation of Mr. Jodynge. With fierce peals of laughter Mr. Huffman told him that the household pet was on the way to Milwaukee. Mr. Huffman explained the joke, and clapped the old man on the back in delight. Tlie face of the latter was a study. He looked at Mr. Huffman wouder- iugly. "By thunder!" he cried, "that's funny! You see. I brought the dog to the station to-day, intending to carry him as far in toward town as Jefferson Park and there I had intended to kick him off. He's a blamed nuisance around the house, and I wanted to get rid of him the worst way. Much obliged, Jodyngs." But Mr. Jodyngs, with his mind dwelling on his dollar, was a pillar of self-kicking silence. — Chicago Record, How Kagles Fly. An eagle circling in the air maintains his wings steadily motionless, but he spreads his tail as wide as possible and works it like the quarter revolution of a screw. The reactionary force which he thus displaces drives him forward, and, by exerting more force of pressure with one side of his tail than with the other, he diverts his course either to the right or the left. The change in the bird's position is attended'with short, quick motions, as the point of one wing Is stretched forward, while that of the other is turned backward correspondingly. These short, convulsive movements of the tail escaped the observations of the ornithologists until quite recently, and the fact of them not being noted caused many exhaustive articles to be written on the "Mystery of the Eagle's Flight." Stein der Weisen, the Austrian naturalist, appears to have been the first to notice the rudder-like motions of the eagle's tail. He says: "These motions of the tail would probably have escaped me also, but'for the fact that I had so often observed the 'peculiar construction of the side tail feathers," It Is interesting to the naturalists and the laymen alike to know that "the mystery of the eagle's flight" has at'last been explained.—St. Louis Republic, Imitation of Ruin, The phenomena of, rain are Imitated oy Prof, Errera of Brussels university in a beaker, The glass, 8 inches tall ;by 5 in diameter, is half filled with 92 per cent ^alcohol, covered with a saucer and thoroughly heated over a water bath without'boiling the liquid. It ia then carefully removed to a wooden ta- 'ble. Soon the alcohol vapor is con, densed into visible cloud3 by the cooling saucer, innumerable minute droplets of rain fall and the clouds become gradually lowered away from the saucer, The miniature storm may last half an hour. The aption is intensified if the warm saucer is replaced by a cold one, -Whlrlwipds and squalls are produced when the alcohol ip very warm and if the liquid is warmer on one side the clouds may be seen to rotate around ^ horizontal axis.—-Exchange. A gentleman from Condon visiting Scotland, having heard that a. maw residing j,n the district where he had put up had J\SSt'<?0ra,P,l<He4 the }OQtb year of Ijls aje, a.i*4 befog a^lsus tq se? the centenarian, paid, him a visit. In the Of co#yersa.UQB jtfee cp9kn,ev W w'^ft 09 tfce fte feftd at' his ti»e |e m.Hwi wa W ' J I'?»,a«9 y ' Tew. ' ; »wsi -mtoa I'm OF A an *»£«•** and ffofft the Mawkeye, fetlrilngtdfl, A correspondent of the Mt. Keasftnt (14.) Dftlly Newd and ot the BUrtlngtofr HaWkeye called uboh Mr. fidward fracey, of iJlS Central avenue, Surtlng* tohi la., and the following interview fresuUefl: "1 was born at ftbfne, la., twenty^s!* years ago, and lived at that place un* til ttS2» when wlfh seVerlt 'otttfrs i went to Florence, Kansas. While thet-e We worked on the Santa Fe RaUfoad, and had to be out ih all softs Of Weather. Soon after 1 went to Kansas City, Kan., where 1 secured work with the wrecking gang. We were often compelled to stand in water for hours, and It Would sometimes be a day and night before we could change our clothing-. "After working at this for a short time I commenced to feel weak and would often have to quit work .for a few days. At last I called on a doctor, and after taking medicine for some time without Improvement I decided to leave Kansas and go home, thinking that the climate did not agree with me. A few days before I was to start a friend urged me to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I finally yielded io his advice and commenced.taking them. In a few days I felt better. When the first box was gone I was able to work again. I have felt the old malady but once.since. Then I got at once some of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and after taking two boxes wits completely well and have not been sick since. 1 take pleasure in recommending Dr. Williams' Pink Fills In the Highest terms. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, In a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are also a specific! for troubles peculiar to females, such as suppressions, Irregularities and all forms of weakness. They build up the blood, and restore the glow of health to pale and sallow cheeks. In men they effect a radical cure in all cases arising from mental worry, overwork or exonsses of whatever nature. Pink Pills are sold in boxes (never In loose bulk) at GO sents a box. or six boxes for $2.50, and may be had of all druggists, or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, S.cheneotady, N. Y. lu the agricultural line, Texas leads all other states in the variety of its products. Cotton, corn, and the cereals grow and ;irc raised in every section of the state, and in tbe.eentral and southern portions sugar cane and sorghum cane are profitably cultivated. On the gulf coast two or three crops of vegetables are raised each year. Berries are, shipped six week's in advance of the home crop in the;north. Pears, peaches, plums, ornug-es, figs, olives, and nuts all grow abundantly and can be marketed from two to three weeks in advance of the 'California crops. Large quantities of rice sire now grown. If the land seeker, the home seeker,, and the settler desires to secure n farm larger than the one he occupies, on vastly more reasonable terms; if he wants more laud to cultivate, a greater variety of crops to harvest, with proportionately increased remuneration, at a less outlay for cost of production: if he wants an earlier season, with correspondingly higher prices; if he wants milder winters, all the year pasturage for his stock, improved health, increased bodily comforts, and wealth and prosperity he should go to Texas. Send for pamphlet descriptive of the resources of this great state (mailed free). Low rate homo seekers' excursions via the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway on Tuesday, November 1.7th, December 1st and 15th, 1890.. H. A, "Iherrier, Northern Passenger Agent, 10 Marquette Building, Chicago, 111. Kijual to till) Kmergem-y. Reporter—Mr. Editor, can you— City editor—Go to Hades! Reporter—That's an out-of-town assignment and I'd like have au order on the cashier. Send 25 Cents in Silver or stamps to the busiest .Tewclry Store in the World, MKK9IO1> & .JAITAIIWS, Broadway, corner kocust Street, ST i.oi'IS, and they will send you by mail prepaid a Solid Silver Tbiwble apd their Grand New Holiday Catalogue with its SOOOeneravines of the most beautiful things in ntamonos, Silverware. Jewelry and Watches, Send quickly, CIirlKtmas Is comlnij. •'There are no error* lu the great eternal plan, And all things work together For the fluul good of man." i* bottle* Wef efflad61fi fi Stfass invented 'the glass ' * ' 'the revival of „.„ ice ficctrtted IK 1$S§, Thevalt discovered thft «-» s » Iflf plftte glasS ifi l§ee. WlfiddW glass Mtt&burg, Pi., i& 1808. experiments ta g ^ m instituted m New Yofk in A flint glass manufactory lished at Sandwich, Mass., in i8 2 6 ~ In if 4? Connecticut granted te ¥w • fts Darling the exclusive right *' glass in the colony. Plate glass windows for made at the duke of works, London, in ISTS. Flexible glass was reinvented France in 1620, but the art was'at lost with the death of the ittvento? The revival of colored glass w| a l. making in Germany, France and gJ land occurred between 1820 and IMS Essays in colored glass window ^o v an new and original lines, were at tempted In the United States in 1870 Window glass Was made by Roil, Hewes, of Boston, Mass., in 1785 AM two years later glass works we're e« tabllshed In Essex street, Mass. Sant» JFo Koutc— Cullfornla .„„, Le'aves Chicago 0 p. m. Wednesday! i and .Saturdays, reaching Los Aneeles I in 73 liburs and : San Diego in W.:| hours. Returns from California Mondays and Thursdays. Equipment of* suburb vestlbukd Pullman palace sleepers, buffet smoking car and dining car. Most hxur-, ions service via any line. Another express train, carrying botli palace and tourist sleepers, leaves Chicago 10:25p. m. daily, for Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Inquire of G. T. Nicholson, General Passenger Agent, Great Northern Building, Chicago. John Chlnk'H Queue Burnt Off. One of the strangest things everlos! in a fire was the queue of a Chinaman which burned off during a blaze in his laundry in Kansas City. The re-! mainder of the unfortunate Mongolian was rescued. Gladness Comes \7i/ith a better understanding of the V » transient nature of the many physical ills, which vanish before proper efforts—gentle efforts—pleasant eftorts- rightly directed. There' is comfort in the. knowledge, that so many forms of sickness are not duo to any actual disease, but simply to a constipated condition of the system, which the pleasant family laxative, Syrup of Figs, promptly removes. That is *. 'liy it is the only remedy with millions of families, andis everywhere esteemed so highly by all who value good health. Its beneficial effects are clue to the. fact* that it is the one remedy which promotes internal cleanliness without debilitating the organs on which it acts. It is therefore all important, in order to get its bene-i flcial ;effects, to note when you pur' chase, that you have the genuine article, which is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by all reputable druggists. If in the enjoyment of good health, and the system is regular, laxatives or other remedies are then not needed. B afflicted with any actual disease, ono may be commended to thsmost skillful physicians, but if in need of a laxative, one should have the best, and with,the well-informed everywhere,' Syrup W Figs stands highest and is most largely used and gives most general satisfaction 1 ? ! is pure Cocoa, and not made by the so-called «'Dutch Process" Walter Baker & Co?s Breakfast Cocoa is absolutely pare — no chemicals, WALTER EAKXR ft CO., 1,14,, Dordiestor, Mass. AWEWWAYTO HIP W«R 6R 8.STE4P ot selling yew jjreln ft hojno > JWH « |tP u» 'ei'!rptt. V iu mY» »»vea " Kty't Lun ---"• " -- • • ' • '•' *•

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