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INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. THE UPPEtt DBS M01NES: ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY- JULY 28. CHAPTER XII. HE appeal softened me, and, with a sudden impulse ot remorse and pity, 1 took the old mother in my arms. With her head on my shoulder she sobbed her thanks, and continued her story, calmer now because of this little act of sympathy. "Amos, my son, I was in the hospital for more than a year, and most of that time I was like a woman in a dream. I was told that for months I didn't know a soul about me, and it was never expected I should rise from my bed. But the Lord was good to me, and I got well slowly—oh, so slowly, Amos! For a long time I could not remember what had taken place, but little by little it came back to me. Then I was told that when I was taken to the hospital they did not know who I was, and that there was nothing in my pocket by which they could have found out my name. j They suspected, they said, that I had i sailors for my relations, for I talked a great deal about the sea; but that was all they could discover. No one came to see me all the time I was in the hospital, and when I was strong enough they let me go home. When I got back to the cottage I found a neighbor living in it, who thought that I was dead, as I believed you to be before to-night, my dear son. • The neighbors had heard nothing of the accident, and they all believed me to be dead; and they came about me, now that I was risen from the grave, as it might be, and those who were hardest upon me before made it lip to me in kindness. Then I heard that I had lost my son—that the ship he was in had foundered, and that not a soul in her had been saved. I heard more, my son—shall I tell it?" "Tell it," I said, steeling my voice. 1 "Don't blame me, Amos, and bear it like a brave man, for my sake, dear. I asked after Mabel, and the first thing 1 heard was :hat she had a baby. 'Go * and bring her,' I said to the neighbors : | who were about me—'go and bring her and my son's child to me. Tell her I am living, and am yearning to embrace them both.' They looked at one another, and gradually the story caise out. Shortly after the news of the lors of the Blue Jacket with all hands reached the have done when Mabel returned home, if you had gone boldly into her house and spoken to her plainly, all this misery, all this torture, might have been avoided. But you had condemned her in your heart from the first, and were only too willing to believe all the bad things that were said of her. You, a woman who, for my sake, if not for her own, should have defenued her, a young and inexperienced girl, from the malicious tongues of slanderers and liars, who were striking at my life and my happiness, sided with them against her, and had no word to speak in her defense. "What could have been in Mabel's mind on that happy Christmas night, three years ago, to cause her to win from me a sacred pledge of trustfulness in her faith and love, I cannot with certainty say; but some shadow of fear was upon her. Perhaps she suspected you were not her friend; perhaps, with the knowledge that her own mother was against me, she dreaded that circumstances might occur in my absence to cause a breach between us, and she wished to strengthen both herself and me. Anyway, she drew the have lost count of time; and to thla day, hlthough 1 have been tenderly and playfully assisted by one who is very, very dear to me, I cannot fix the exact number of years I was at th« other end of the world. Being there, 1 had but one object before me, and in pursuance of it I traveled thousands of miles on foot. Wherever 1 heard oi a woman and child who In any way resembled the description of those 1 was in search of, thither I directed my steps. This will not appear so strange to you who have not traveled in those regions, when I tell you that on the gold-diggings at that time there were fifty men to one woman; therefore, a woman could be more easily tracked than in a big city. Neither weathei nor distance deterred me. 1 traveled through flood, and literally through fire; for I was in the Black Forest on that awful black Thursday when scores of miles of silver and iron bark trees were blazing fiercely. You may walk through the iorest on this day, and follow the track of that terrible fire. Many a false track did I follow, only to be disappointed, after mites ol weary wandering. Over and over again I was in Forest Creek, Tarrangower, Bendigo and Ballarat. In the last place I was a witness of the terrible riots, and took part in them, being compelled to do so to save my life. I went to every new rush—to Maryborough, Dun- oily, Avoca—but never found those 1 was in search of. One time I followed a woman and child for six months, losing them whenever I reached the place I was bound for, and following them on to the next, where 1 lost them again. I could fill a volume with my adven- tt A dt* ti A 11 flfiUQtt* dorsement. Eddy Burke adding, hott- oAoJu DAULl VJUOO1JL » eveT . ( thnt Brooklyn deserved Just aa NOTES OF INTEREST ABOUT t tHE NATIONAL GAtVtE. Boston's Wonderful Showing Against the Western Club*—the Vtktty tVrlfcht Monument Untctled In Philadelphia— The Hitter's Handicaps. Soon j thought almost entirely of my cn jid, and I pictured him in my 1m- pledge from me, and she gave me hers, tures during this time; but the tell and I believe in her faithfulness with ing ot tnem would not forward my all my soul. 'The harder task of faith- s t or y. i must here record a certain fulness is yours,' she said, as she klssecl c ] la nge of feeling which came over me me; and she told me that while I was at a bout the expiration of a couple ol absent from her she would havo three years . The desire to find my wife be- talismans with her—hope, faith and ( , amo weakened; the drslre to find my love. 'I should never doubt,' she said. | c hiui became more and more intense. 'My love for you and faith in you have become a part of my life.' Listen now to the words I spoke to her; they are ag i na tion as growing up year aftet graven on my heart: 'Henceforth this yeav> W ith fair hair and blue eyes, anil good season holds a more sacred place w i tn f ca tures resembling those of my in my heart because it has brought me fa tber, Beecroft, Mariner. This change the priceless blessing of your love; be- o£ fce 'ii ng j e d to another Impression cause, also, of the lesson it has taught ag tne yca) - s went by. I got it into my me, the lesson of faith, to live forever heacl tnat my w j te m i g ht have died, but undimmed in my soul.' Well, whis- t]]at my boy wag certainly alive. Curl- pering these words to her from my ous i y enough, instead of becoming dts- heart of hearts, shall I, on this anni- heartened by my want of success, 1 versary of that happy night, bitter as nover once i os t my conviction that the it is to me, prove them, even by the (lay W ould come when I should hold shadow of suspicion, to be false? No. ulm in my arm s HE wffrk ot the Boston team against the western, clubs was simply phenomenal. It is the first time in the history ot the National League that any eastern team has won every game from the western teams on a vegular trip. Since Boston returned home there has been 18 scheduled games, 16 of which were played and won by the Beaneaters; the other two games were with Cleveland and Louisville. In the Cleveland game three Innings had been played when rain [stopped the game, the score standing 2 to 1 in Boston's favor, and with Nichols in the box. With Louisville ihe game was not, even started, owing lo rain. Another remarkable feature is the fact that never but twice during this home series has Boston been Leaded by the opposing team at any itage of the game, and only once has it been necessary to play the full nine innings. That exception was during ihe Boston-Cincinnati series, when, (wing to lain, Boston went to the bat frst. The teams to lead Boston at any (art of the game were Louisville In !hc second game, when it stood 1 to 0 in the third inning, and In the fifth Inning Chicago had 3 to Boston's 2. Not one Boston pitcher has been knocked out of the box, and the bulk of work lias devolved upon Nichols and Klobedanz, with Lewis a good third. Stlv- ctts and Sullivan pitched one game each. The worit of the Infield has been of the finest kind, that of Collins bordering on the phenomenal. Tenney, too, had developed Into a remarkable first baseman, antl has strengthened the team 50 per cent. Duffy and Hamilton, Bergen and Ganzel also played superb ball. ftQOD BOYS* \J\J\W in/J.kJ» good a rating. "In Philadelphia that new scoreboard has Delehanty in the alr.'J said Pop Schrlever, "while at New York Mike Tlernan is frank enough to say that he would not bat .200 If all New York's games were played at home. When a man makes a hit at the Polo grounds when the ball Is kept well up it is pure luck. That sign in center field makes it Impossible to properly see or judge the ball. When Ward was there the sign was covered during the time of play with a green drop, but nothing like that is done now." It seems passing strange that magnates will put a handicap on their players which might cut off a single hit— for one drive might with a game that would net Increased attendance next day more than is received for a whole season's fence display on the spot in a line with the batsman's box. HOW THE KINO'S DAUGHf BftS HELP NEW YORK. The tads In thft tenement Itons* t>W- trlct* Made to Clean Up the Streets— Some of Their Weekly Report* Ara Amusing, ' On™ Considered a, "IMionotn." Robeit T. Qayle, who was connected with the Detroit team of the Western League for several years, gave promise at one time of becoming a very clever pitcher, but although he held the Indianapolis team down to four safe hits, from which they scored two runs, on May 4 last, at Detroit, Mich- he has been cast adrift by the management of the Wolverine Club, says New York Clipper. Onyle was born i-rar Lincoln, 111., In 1808, and learned to play ball around his native place. I-!is professional'career began with tho .Toilet team, of the Illinois and Iowa League In 1890. * * * He was reengaged by the Detroit Club for the season of 1895, participating In forty- Henceforth I have but one task before me. When that Is done, and not till then, you and I, mother, shall meet again." I had to work for my living, as you may guess, and I was generally fortunate in finding more gold than my necessities required. I was sober and neighborhood, Mabel went away. and her mother What are you going to do, Amos?" stea dy; and I take some credit to my: 'I am going to act toward my wife se]£ that l Wa9 no t wrecked, as him and child as my father, Amos Beecroft, would have acted toward you and yours clreds of better men than I were, in sly grog-shops and public houses had you been slandered in his absence jj rln i c was the ruin of many a fair life as my wife has been in mine. I will OQ tne gold-diggings and in the cities: "Where to? Where is my wife and child?" , "They left England altogether, for 'Australia; and since then nothing has been heard of them." i Consternation at this startling news struck me dumb for a time, and my mother was too frightened to break the silence. Thio night, which in my eager anticipation was to have been filled with joy had brought desolation and despair to my heart, i "Have you anything more to say?" I asked faintly, when I could muster strength to speak. I had to repeat the question before my mother replied, and then the words fell like drops'- of poison from her lips. , "Amos, Mabel did not go alone." i "You have already told me so. Her mother and my child were with her. My child!" I stretched forth my arms in an agony of disappointment. "Some one else was with her, my son." I "Who?" ' "Mr. Druce, your enemy." ; I shook her from me roughly, and 'stood upon the threshold of the room. •The snow floated in, but I did not heed lit I heard my mother's step behind me. i "Stop where you are!" I cried, fiercely. "Don't approach close to me, nor look into my race! You have hardened any heart toward you. It is for me to speak now, and for you to listen. You believe that my wife is unfaithful to me. You, my mother, have said so to me—to my face. It is a lie! Do you hear me? It is a lie!" ' My vehemence shook her to the soul. ' "You made me speak," she faltered, "as though I were on my death-bed. I have obeyed you, my son—I have never put foot inside this cottage again until I find her; and when she is be- lne re was no temptation in it foi ( and I escape d. i did not escape an' ( fore you, and you are face to face, you otn ' er temptation. I was bitten by the shall ask her pardon, for the wrong gol(1 £evert an d I had my dreams ol you have done her." finding a big nugget of gold, and th( "I ask her pardon now!" sobbed my day a f tenvar d of finding those I wai obeyed you. breaking!" Oh, Amos, my heart is "And mine is filled with joy and hap- ulnesa at what you have told me," I retorted. "A loving mother you have proved yourself to me on this bitter Christmas r.ight!" , "Amos, Amos!" she cried, in an agony of grief. "It is not my fault. I know what you must suffer. I would not dare to tell you what the neighbors said of her " , "You woulii not dare," I said, for I should not ntop to hear. It needs no telling; you yourself have made me acquainted with the slanders their false tongues spoke respecting me. Well, you 'knew them to be liars, but you were willing enough to listen to them afterward, when their tune was changed. But what does it matter what a lot of !gossiping, tittle-tattling women say about a man? He is strong to bear it, land can laugh at them for their pains. 'And you! well, you could defend me in •my absence, but you could find no woi-1 in defense of her who is dearer to me than my life—than a hundred lives, if I rliad them! You hater her from the moment I spoke to you of my love for her. Why did you do so? You threw doubts •then upon her goodness, as you have thrown doubta this night upon her purity. If you had done what you should mother. "I have been weak and wrong—I see it! I ought to have done as you said. No, no, Amos; .do not leave me without a word of pity and forgiveness! As I kneel to you I will kneel to her, my son!" Her tears choked her utterance. "God forgive you for what you have done!" I answered, not looking at the prostrate form at my feet, "and send comfort to us both. I go away tonight a crushed and desolate man, and there will henceforth be no light in my life till I have found my wife and child!" Thus in the blindness of my grief I spoke, throwing, in my unreason, all the bl'ame upon my old mother; and as I stepped out into the cold and wintry night, her mournful cry, "Oh, Amos, my son!" crept after me like a wailing wind. I knew that a ship was lying at Gravesend ready to sail for Australia, and for that I was bent. I trudged doggedly through the snow, halting but once, outside a house in which, notwithstanding the lateness of the night, merry-making was going on. What caused me to pause was a woman's voice singing the very song my wife had sung on our wedding night: "Though friends be chiding, And waves dividing, in faith abiding, I'll still be true; And I'll pray for thee, On the stormy ocean, . In deep devotion, That's what I'll do." The hot tears this reminiscence forced from me relieved me somewhat; but a gnawing pain was at my heart as I repeated the words "In faith abiding I'll still be true." The tone in which my mother had informed me that Mabel did not go away alone had in search of, and then all of us going home and living happily together, dreamed that dream often, and alway regretted the waking up. One thing 1 pushed resolutely from my mind, anc would not think of—that was, whai I should do if I met Mr. Druce. Wher it got into my head unawares, I brood- Airy From the Washington Post: "I guess Andy Freedman thinks ho is something of a comedian," spake Earl Wagner. "The other day I asked him if he would consider an offer for Davis, and he wired back: 'Are you joking, or do you mean Harry Davis?' Now, Harry Davis is not on the New York pay roll, and Freedman knew very well that I was after George Davis. I wired back to Andy: 'No, I do not mean Harry Davis, but Jeff Davis, late president of the southern confederacy. Why don't you let Dad Clarke continue as comedian of the Giants. Andy?' " R. T. GAYLE. fcur championship games that season, and was credited with pitching some remarkably cle\er games. His best ed over it until I came to myself, whei. j I thrust it from me in fear, for there was always a mist of blood in my eyei as his image came before me. (TO BBOOXTISOHII.1 Hurry Wright Monument. In the presence of about 1,500 peop'.o on June 20 the last public tribute was paid to the memory of Harry Wrlghl by the unveiling in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, of a beautiful bronze statue, a counterfeit presentment of the "Father of Base Ball." The heavy rain which sprang up about 2 o'clock deterred many from attending tho ceremonies, which were extremely simple, as the loved father of perfoimance in that lino was preventing the Terre Haute team from making more than one safe hit, and shutting them out without a run in the first of two games played August 7, 1895, at Detroit. During tho season of 1890 he participated In thirty-live championship games with the Detroit team, In all of which he filled the pitcher's position, and was again credited with doing some clover work In that position. On four different occasions he held teams down to one run, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Grand Rapids and St. Paul being the victims. Once each he allowed Milwaukee and Minneapolis only two runs, and once tho Kansas City's made only three runs off his pitching. After he was released by the Detroit club it was announced that IP would make application for a place as an umpire, EOPt.E who live 1ft comfort hever think of complimenting themselves or their neighbors on cleanliness ot person or surroundings. It Is expected, and n matter ot course. Under such conditions, it is the dirty man or houao or street, not the clean one, that provokes comment. But In a region of tenements, where everything is unfavorable to it, cleanliness becomes a shining virtue, worthy to attract attention. So the Tenement House Chapter of the King's Daughters listened with pride and pleasure the other day to statements of the work of certain poor boys, who, as members of "street cleaning clubs,"aro doing what they can to make New York attractive and wholesome. Most of the boys are of foreign par- ntage, and they handle the language as tho Irishman played the violin—by main strength. Naturally their writ- en reports are amusing. Yet they aro ouchlng also. M saw a ash 'can and a paper can," wrote Abram Poshausky; "in the ash can there were paper and In the paper can there were ashes so I put the aahea In the ash can and tho paper in tho paper can. "I saw a boy tearing a big piece ct paper into little pieces," was Abram'a experience on another occasion. "So I asked him if he will scatter it into tho street ho said yes ho will but 1 told him not to he should put it in his pocket and give it to his mother to light the stove." Max Welser's report for the week svas arranged in diary form. On Wednesday "I did nothing," he records, with exemplary frankness, but concerning other days he writes: Saturday—Some cruel boys threw over a barrel of garbage and I helped the lady pick It up. Sunday—I saw a lady slip on a pleco at banana peel I lifted her up and threw the peel in the garbage can. Tuesday—I saw a lady throw appels shells in the gutter I said would you ba CAUGHT THE WHALE. Throo Hours of Hard Fighting Brought Victory to tho Flsliemion. "There she blows!" That was the haunted me from the moment the words were spoken, and I strove in vain to deaden the poisonous thoughts they engendered. The two themes, "In faith abiding, I'll still be true," and "Mr. Druce, your enemy, is with Mabel" came alternately to my mind, mocking each other and adding to my misery. In two days I was again on the sea, on my way to Australia. CHAPTER XIII. T I R RING scenes are now before me scenes which are woven in the history of my life, and which will lead me naturally to the end. But before they com mence there is a blank, so far as concerns the cry heard through Amagansett, L. I., a few mornings ago. The signal flag of red was run up and was quickly responded to by the crews belonging to the whaling boats along the shore between East Hampton and Amagansett, says the New York Journal. Lately whales have appeared in this vicinity, and numerous attempts have been made to catch one, but'without success. Two were again sighted that morning opposite Amagansett and five boats were soon in hot pursuit. The whales were about one and a -half miles off shore. After an exciting chase until noon one of the captains got close enough to the largest whale to harpoon him. He was oppooite Napeague life-saving station when struck and the men soon had three lines attached to him. Then began an exciting battle between the men and the sea monster. Time and again the whale attempted to carry the men out on the ocean, and repeatedly the whalemen would stab him with the harpoon. It was dangerous sport, and to the onlookers from the beach it seemed as though the boats would be wrecked every time the whale rose to the surface. He made savage lunges with his tall, lashing the water to a foam and spouting to a great height. After three hours' hard fighting the whale showed signs of weakening and began to spout blood in the air. At 4:30 o'clock the crew succeeded in landing the whale on the beach. He measured forty-five feet and will probably make forty barrels of oil. Tho captors expect to realize a very large sum for him. The unusual sight drew crowds to the beach from neighboring villages and the hotels and livery stables made preparations for a grand rush of visitors the next day. BloonsUluers In Peace, An unusual report came from Etowah county, Alabama, when the rec* ords of the United States marshal of base ball would have had them. William Taggart, of "Taggart's Times," presided. After stating the object of the meeting Mr. Taggart introduced Sculptor Edmund Qulnn and Contractor P. Reinhaltor who formally turned the statue over to the Harry Wright Memorial Association on whose behalf it was received by Frank L. Hough. Colonel John I. Rogers who was in excellent voice, was the orator of the It In II Flint. Every club, as a rule, has I'ts Jonah. The Brooklyns havo always been a stumbling block in the paths of tho Baltimores and Clnclnnatis. The Pitts- burgs havo also been Cincinnati's black beast. Philadelphia IB New York's hoodoo, while the Baltimores need not exert themselves to whip tho Phillies. The New Yorks could always rout Anson's men, even when they were weak againat every other opponent. Queer study is the professional game of base ball.—Philadelphia American. 30 kind and pick it up? and she did. A significant phrase that perhaps represents the spirit in which the lada work occurs more than once in tho re* ports. Tho Poshausky boy says: "I once saw boys taking a barrel ind they said that they are going to make a fire so I said that they must not mako any fire I said that our country wants to be very clean." And S. Blumo repeats the sentiment In misspelled words that vividly suggest his grotesque, pathetic pronunciation: "I so boys carrying barrels to make i fire whit it. Then I went to them ind I tall them that they should not make a fire in the Street. Because it makes ft axtra work for the sweepers, Mid we want that our country should be clean." Great reforms have marched under i less inspiring watchword than thla: •'We want that our country should be alean." That aspiration is at the root of all the civic virtues. Tho boys oC the tenements are patriots as well as philanthropists. SuocoHHful Shifters. Men now playing other positions and doing well, who were formerly pitchers are Ryan, Reltz, Burkett, Wallace, Van Haltren, Tiernan, Gleason, Holmes, Houseman, McCreary, Stafford and Elmer Smith. Ex-catchers | nor degree for his The Doinnnil for 1'latlnuiu. Among the commodities which have greatly increased in value during the past few years is the metal platinum, the price of which has more than quadrupled. The demand has indeed almost exceeded the supply, and has been occasioned by tho new uses which have been found for the metal, the »lectrician wanting it for the necessary ilnka of connection between the inted- lor and exterior of the ubiquitous glow lamp, and the photographer In a mi- lu L ' „__ i.u, n,-i,ita Thfi nrln- The prin- x-cacers no .. , -backstops of Lipal source of supply is RASS la,which speed. however, THE MONUMENT. day, and he paid a glowing compliment to the memory of the man who had devoted his life to the development of the national game. proper business of my story. A blank of six or seven years, that district for 1896 were made up. It i appeared that not a moonsfctner Jw4 J been disturbed, tfcere during the y.ear, Tho TIlttcT'H Uuinllfups. From the Cincinnati Post: Without base hits few games can be won. Moguls try to land players who can hit and pitchers who can prevent the other fellows from hitting. Sometimes these magnates are shortsighted. They are penny wise and pound foolish. Some of them decorate thejr fences with fancy signs. While thin nets a few dollars it plaguea the players fpr a whole season, "Cincinnati," saltl "dusty'' Miljey in discussing- the auestl9i» ?i Jl is the best ground in the league -'t^ JUt on. That; ' mere numerous. The ex Lajoie, Cross, j produces Doyle, Sel- much as all other bach, Wrigley, Hallman, Tenney, and even there the Lowe, Dexter, LachancB, Canavan, | In the southern uiai Meekln and possibly many others. The Flight of the Sun. , A ,t,-minmers know that the sun, ac- uoi....,-. IIO.IB*. ASt 'T, bv t e earth and the other Ed Doheny, the young southpaw companion uy u»o .... ,„ who ' was suspended by President panels, is m ° vln ^°* at V a * Freedman of the New Yorks. has sign- the northern heavens with g- ed to Play with the Corning, N. Y., Just what the velocity is, club for the balance of tho season. This cunnot yet be tout wuu looks very much like a defiance to the Simon Newcomb, in a lecBiu New York club, as the term of suspen- said that it was probably between flve sion was fixed at two months. The miles and nine miles ei second Tho Corning club IB not in the national bright star Alpha Ly^ ae lies not tar agreement, and Freedman ha 3 no from the point toward which the sun means of preventing h,m p.aying there, | j» ™^™™™£ H™ £ t i « • • now ia "When shall we get there? True. M..t True, Oh, Holomnu. * • ' V R fa a mmoa yewa; The players who address the bano Iioi>,u>iy ' m uHon " ball writers au knockers when an hou- i pwhaps in half a million, est criticism of a performance on the diamond is written, should be suppressed by their managers. Tho mechanical player, with enough brains to More Than He Could l>a. "Oh by the way," observed Archimedes', "did you ever try to square the UUCLlliV'tll J/*'* J ^* t '• *!•" v,**« <•*»** "* «.»-!. *itj i-v I <0>^t « r -1C* i- I*T4- grwaa tho lock ol a gun on a pinch, is, ,,rrie?" "No," answered Socrates It as a rule, tha objector to criticism. Washington Post. An ivory and silver statuette An ivory aim silver swueue was from were U^Y* «•• "»" stolen from an art exhibition in gufa, reference to the exlgeucles of tinno-arv anfl thft nByt. dav tha nawn I noalnn. why he had'l t Dl'OUgnl Hnagary, ana the next ticket for_!t Vflft roams wan more than I could do to square myself " Even as he spoke the shade of Xantlppe oouHl be hoard demanding from mere force of habit and without *»«"» v* ..i ieleg Q{ the 00 . brought up thij green fence mjJjes '$ " ' '" -f-'-

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