The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 27, 1897 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 27, 1897
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THE UPPER I *-* to INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION, [CHAPTER m.— day following there was a sim- fmeral. in a solitary burial-place, „ used, and lying within a short ice of the spot where the body iound. Mr. Lorraine defrayed the ees out of his own pocket, saw [everything was decently, though y arranged, and himself read the ,ifui burial service over the coffin, now no doubt in his mind that frowned woman was the mother of afant left under his care, and that estroying herself she had simply ed cut her desperate determina- atterapts to identify her, how- 'cver, continued without avail. Inquiries were made on every side, advertisements inserted in the local ntwspapers, without the slightest result; no one came forward to give any information. But by this time the minister's mind was quite made up. He would keep the child, and, with God's blessing, rear her as his own; h* would justify the unhappy mother's dependence on his charity and loving kindness. So it came to pass that late in the gloaming of the old bachelor's life the cry of a ehild was heard in the lonely 1-ouse; and somehow or other, despite Solomon Mucklebackifs prognostications, the house became brighter and ' errier for the sound. Solomon him_ felf soon fell under the spell, and when pa little warm with whisky he would allude to the child, with a comic sense of possession, as "oor bairn." At last, one day, there was a quiet christening in the old kirk, where Mr. Lorraine had officiated so many years. Mysie held the infant in her arms, -while Solomon stood at hand, blinking through his horn spectacles, and the minister performed the simple ceremony. After long and tender deliberation the minister had fixed upon a name, which he now gave to the poor little castaway, who had neither father nor mother, nor any kinsfolk in the world after whom she could be called. He christened her Marjorie Annan. ; Marjovie, after that other beloved Mariorie, who had long before joined "So am I; we can go together. Goodby till then!" And with a warm squeeze of the hand the young n:an walked away. Marjorie stood looking alter him for a moment with a pleasant smile; then she turned and walked down the street. She had not many yards to go before she paused before a dingy-looking house, on the door ot which was a brass plate with the inscription: J.I. LEON CAUSS1DIERE, Professor of Languages. She rang the bell, and the door was opened almost immediately by a Scotch servant in petticoat and short gown, who greeted hei< with a familiar smile. Answering the smile with a friendly nod. Marjorie tripped along the lobby and knocked at an inner door, which stood ajar. A clear, musical voic=, with an unmistakable for- have no father, but 1 have a ttflttftl whom I adore. And you live with your guardian always?" , "Yes monsieur—Monsieur Leon. He is my guardian and my foster-father; and Solomon is my foster-father, too. "Solomon?" "Solomon is our clerk and sexton. He lives in the manse. He was living there when the minister found me nearly seventeen years ago.' The young Frenchman had ariser ! and stood facing Marjorie Annan. • "Ah yes, I have heard," he said. And you have dwelt all these years or .NTBBEST TOO,- VOTEES OF THE BICYCLE. All Enroi»*«n fto««l« Arc Well Mad«— TKe Man That A Boy tVonrttfr— only Old He BHIM * Wheel *hi?«fc ***** "Vet." A ttoy Uootl Uonds Everywhere. WHOSE frtlNfeftAt WAS tf * eign accent, cried, entered. The room was a plainly Cone in/' and she furnished parlor, at the center-table of which a young man sat writing. The table was mignonne, alone with those two old men?" , ( "Yes, Monsieur Lson. "It is terrible—It is not right! You, who are so young and pretty; they, who are so old and dreary! And you have never seen the world-nwer traveled from your native land! Never? You have lived in a desert, you hove never known what it is to live! hut you are a child, and it is not too late You will see the world some day, will you not? You will find some oae to love you. to care for you, and you will bid adieu to this triste Scotland, once and forever'." As he spoke very volubly, he oral his face close to hers, smiling nagerly. while his breath touched her cheek. She blushed slightly, and drooped her eyes for a moment; then she looked up quite steadily, and said: -I should not care to leave my home. Mr. Lorraine took me to Edinburgh once, but I soon wearied, and was glad to come back to Annandale." "Edinburgh!" cried Monsieur Leon. HAT most impress- American cyclists abroad? That's easy said to answer," Theodore Merseles, a wheel- ! man well known IJL\!| throughout the • Vl- metropolitan district as the manager of the Eastern branch of the Wost,,„ Wheel Works to a New York Press reporter recently. "Yes, that is easy. It ta the mile, and miles of r.a Hy j ood "Youngest Cyclic" Is a title which appropriately belongs to Baby N cho- las Gilroy, whoso father is an engineer in the apartment hotise at Fourth avenue and Twenty-sixth street, NW York City. Although only 3 years and 3 months of age, he rides with his father about the city, and oh several occasions has displayed the nerve of ft veteran. "Nixy," as his father calls him, is not able to talk except in the baby language, and he still takes his milk from the bottle. Had Papa Gllfoy not been of a mechanical turn of mind the crn baby probably would not have been a cyclist at this early day. "I believe I'll make a bicycle for baby,' said he to his wife about two months ago, to which she replied: "It will be a long time before he is big enough to rldtf it" He is a fine big youngster, and nines mm ii»'iv..j "- - it,. *»v, •" »- ... - , roads The contrast is so marked, so h , g father tntmgM he might learn to wholly unlike what we are familiar Hde despllc h , 8 tender age And it * h0ll> our own country that every• ' turncd t na Mr . Ollroy predlc^d. The littered with writing materials, books, wlthl a contemptuous gesture. "A city and journals, and in the window re- wnere the sun never shines, and it rains six days out of seven, what you call a Scotch mist! You should see my coun- cess was another table, also strewn with books. The young man. who was smoking a cigarette, looked up as Majorie entered. "Ah. is it you, Mademoiselle Marjorie!" he exclaimed, smiling pleasantly. "I did not expect you so early, and I was just smoking my cigarette. You do not mind the smoke? No? Then, with your permission, I will smoke try, on. He spoke English fluently, though his accent was unmistakable, and his pronunciation of certain words peculiar Personally' - 'e was tall and handsome, with blacftx V worn very long, black mustache, \ ' clean-shaven chin. His forehead X - high and thoughtful, his eyes bri^ but suuk- cn his complexion ssvarth> He was •dressed shabbily, but somewhat .showily, in a coat of brown velvet, shirt with turn-down collar loose at the throat, and a crimson tie shapen like a true lover's knot. He carried a pince- nez secured to his person by u pieou of elastic, disused while writing or ;ii iuiou* * v» — . t,-,, la belle France, and Paris the queen ot cities of the world! There all is light and gay; it is Paradise on earth. Would you not like to see Puria, Mademolslle Marjorie?" ^ ••Yes monsieur, maybe I should, ic- plied Marjorie; "but I'm not caring much for the town. But I was farget- tlng something, though, "Mr. Lorraine told me to th !?o" saying, she drew forth a small silk purse, and drawing thence, t jo sovereigns, placed them on the table. with in uiu v"« >• -------- • ».._«i«. visitor to the other side involuntarily maculates: -Well, now! but these are fine roads.'" During a five weeks lour through England, Germany. Sw ' lzer land and France Mr. Merges obscived much that is of interest to cyclists. Of the four countries mentioned o filing is the most popular in England. This is not saying, he explains, hat the pastime is not enjoyed In the , othei countries to a great extent. Tour ng is very popular in all of them, paitlc- ularly in Switzerland. This country, one imagines, would bo too hilly tor the full enjoyment of cycling, but such, however, is not the case, the grades being gradual and easy to mount oven on the highest of. hills. A tourist In any of the foreign countries is tjulcK to notice little piles of stones at reg- I II lii\*«W*»** *•"»•»-• -• - - . little wheel was finished about s x weeks ago, and in five days the little prattler was able to ride from Twenty- sixth street to Sixty-seventh street, to the home of his aunt. It was a proud; day for him when ho pedaled all tho i way to his relative's home. His machine is a rather cumbersome thing for so small a one, weighing eighteen pounds; yet this fact seems to make nq difference, for its rider propels it as it It required no effort at all. "Nixy | himself weighs forty pounds, and his little legs measure only fifteen Inches) which fact will give a good idea of hW size. The little fellow's greatest feat, on the wheel lies In his ability to ride safely thr jugh the honeycomb passages In the cellar ot the apartment house. The passages are narrow and break in by Hi* Sttddcn *. the family ot James Williams ot 06- lumbus, Ohio, are somewhat c * " to know whose funeral they a few days ago, under the impression that It was their father. Six years ago- Mr. Williams, who at that time c«£ ducted a big tailoring shop, was taKen seriously 111. Later his mind became affected, and in the end he *aa "~ to the National asylum at Washio _ D C. A few weeks ago his family wefB notified that he was seriously 111, aftfl later on that he had died. The bbdy was sent to Columbus and b James Williams, alive and In the walked Into his home a day or two ago. The widow shrieked «5nd fainted, and the daughter ran out of the house. But they were finally persuaded to return and explanations were in order. Williams, it seems, knew nothing ot his supposed death, and went to Columbus as a pleasant surprise lor his family. He had been pronounced cured by the physicians and discharged from the asylum. He does not know what corpse was shipped to Columbus and burled under his name, attd, what is more, the authorities at Washington do not, either. Telegrams to Wash* Ington revealed a painful state of bewilderment on the part of the managers of the National asylum. Williams had been marked dead, apparently, and his accounts with the hospital closed. He had been dUtharged under another name, and, as far as the government is concerned, his identity loat forever. added, give you ular Intervals along the highways. These contain the material for repairs, that are made as soon as the necessity for them is discovered. All the roads are policed and after every heavy sbower investigations are set afoot ; to ascertain the need of repairs. While ascending one of the ™°™M™°* Switzerland Mr. Merseles' attention I was directed to a cloud of dust winding down tho side ot another moun sharp angles in several directions. "Nixy" rides in all of these, turning tne S»y He Wa» MypnotUed. A contest has arisen over the will ot Thomas R. Morgan of Canton, Ohio, estate is placed at something $1 000,000. Three sons were madi ^or so he i tial band; Annan, after that water wherein the miserable mother liad plunged and died. troubled times."Through this pince-nez he now regarded Marjorie with a very decided CHAPTER IV. N A BRIGHT morning of early spring, between sixteen an'} seventeen years after the eve nts described in the first chapters of this story, a golden- haired young girl •might have been seen tripping down the High street of the market town of Dumfries. Her dress was prettily if not over-fashionably cut, a straw hat shaded her bright blue eyes, and her Doots and gloves were those of a lady. Under her arm she carried several books-school books, to all intents and purposes. ...-.' By her side, talking to her eagerl/, was a young man about three years her "FTOTI time to time as she tripped along with her companion she had to stop and exchange words with passers- bv who gieeted her by name; and from the ahop doors and windows look of admiration "I came early, monsieur," said Mar- 'because I cannot come in the I am KOlug home, and I jorie, afternoon "Put'them back into your purse, U | -^ — —^ notnlng but the cloud could be seen, but finally a man was discovered In front of the cloud and pretty soon it was noticed that he was on a bicycle. But what caused such a cloud of dust was a mystery until the cyclist approached nearer, when it was discovered that a rope was attached to the bicycle and that at the other end of the rope was tied a big sapling. This the wheelman had been dragging behind him in a coast down the mountain road, and It had served well the purpose of a brake Mr. Mei- seles was Informed that this was the favorite and safe way to undertake^ coast down the mountain roads, not paid you anything, andTowe'you for ten lessons." "Never mind that, mademoiselle, answered the Frenchman. "3oineoU- er time if you Insist, but not today. It ward Lough for me to have such a Pupil. Take the money and bu> yourself a keepsake to remind you of _... Marjorie shook her little head flrmlv and answered; "Please do not ask me. Monsieur My guardian would be very and he sent me the money to me. But Leon. angry pay you shall not be back in Dumfries till Monday. Can you give me my leaaou now, please?" "Certainly," answered the 1 rencn- man- "I was only writing my French correspondence, but I can finish that when you are gone. Will you sit iuer«, mademoiselle, in the arm-chair? No? Then in this other? We will begin srt O^ICG " ' 'Marjorie sat down and opened her books The Frenchman, taking th-J arm-chair she had refused, regarded her quietly and keenly. ••Now read, if you please," he said, with a wave of the hand. "Begfci— where you left off yesterday." Marjorie obeyed and read aloud in ders. The Frenchman shrugged his shoul- Well. as you please, only I would not hav'e you think that I teach you fm- the money's sake—ah, no. You have brought light and sunshine to my helvt in my exile; when you come I in forget i awa y 1 am full o smile, but it is true. "Good-bye, now, Monsieur Leon," IjL/Ul_l""UJ c > **»* »» i fi iid Marjorie, moving toward the door, to she felt embarrassed and almost Sghtened by the ardent looks of ner teacher Good-bye. You will come again or faces beamed, It was clear that she wBBVrtl Known In the little town, and a general favorite. Indeed, there were tew of the residents within a radius of ten not nan, roimd D » mfrles did a clear voice from an easy French reading-book. From time to time the teacher interrupted her, correcting her pronunciation. -You advance, mademoiselle, he said presently. "Ah, yes, you are so quick, so Intelligent. Now trana.ate.' In this portion of her task .il»o the girl acquitted herself well, and when she luul finished, the young roan nodded approvingly. -Now let us converse— In I-reuch, if you please." But here Marjorie was at a loss, not knowing what to talk about. She Monday, will you not?"^ "Yes, Monsieur Leon. And Marjorie left the room passed out into the sunny street. (TO BE CONTINUED.) "No Fish." Fine as are the salmon of and New Foundland, they are without honor , n Paris the motor carriages attracted the close attention of the traveler. These vehicles are used to a greater extent in the French capital than in any other city yet they have not reached the state of perfection to which tho inventors aspire. They are not odoi less and they make an objectionable noise. With these two matters overcome Mr. MerBQles predicts that the motor vehicles will revolutionize the cab service Concerning American bicycles abroad Mr. Merseles is of the opinion that next year's sales will reach a large figure, speaking, of course, for the old established houses. The new concerns which have undertaken to unload cheap wheels In foreign markets have been sadly disappointed in their efforts This fact was never better illustrated than when an American agent for an inferior wheel tried to auction off in Bremen 2,000 machines for which no buyers could be found at It will seem astonishing to BABY GILHOY. sharp angles without touching tho wa..., or falling off. For one of his ago he Is undoubtedly a wonder. Tnlk of llenoTrtSi One of the most prominent of the would-be record breakers says: "I do not want to go for It, and I am sure that the others have given up the idea. To my mind McDufflo is the only man! that has the slightest show at present.! In '92 America had tho hour records up to and Including twenty-four hours, and also the mile record of the world. England and France took tho middle and long distance marks and kept them for the time intervening. America has now imported some of the best riders from over the pond, and possesses, BF, the result, all the middle distance! marks except the hour ugalnst time home. country know how will _„ something of Majorle An- tbe foster-child and adopted [' daughter of Mr, Lorraine. * Her companion, John Sutherland, fair oomplexloned and very palp, * -'•• 'id in a suit of dark a wide-awake hat. and as finally took the weather as a topic, a Svonced the proposition that it v.* very flue day, but that there would soon be rain. Her master responded. and urged to higher flights of imagl- rie hoped that it would Marjorie hoped till she reached w there >vas a sM eyes which lolcj p£ a ' light in bis strain as the JuWlc'wagonette in which sh« waa to travel was an open one, and she (lid m it to get wot. In this brilliant tho conversation proceeded- Stumbling over the constvuc- er sentences and getting very the other's voluble an- they extended to any But at last tho lesson was the teacher expressed himself cldent from Bhow Sh0 Ou? E way into the interior was over a lovely pond. We had made au early start, and left the foot of the pond just as day was breaking. We Sad not proceeded far when the writer thought he could occasionally see the wate? break with a splash In close m-oximity to the canoe. Seated as he was in the bow, he turned to the native who was handling the paddle in the Item, and inquired whether there were any fish in the pond. "Fish? No, sir, no fish, sir. Presently, when about half-way up the pond, and just as the sun was peeping ovtn- the eastern horlson, he saw, not six feet from the bow of the canoe, a magnificent salmon rise to the BW- and with a swish of his tall, dls- Again the writer turned to his r .. ~-ir '<n<idriv did above the reserve price was received In AtlUl n.a w«.^'«f •* — « f I most of the mile marks in which Mi-j chael cut into in his competition race. England has the mile record at a safe figure and it is a question whether American riders will regain that mark for some yeara to come. Of the crack riders John S. Johnson has beaten Cooper and Longhead each once, and that is all. But Johnson is now In form and from this time on his record will be an altogether different one. Johnson himself is confident of this, and being under the care of Billy Young, he feels that all is in favor of his prediction." THOS. R. MORGAN, beneficiaries to the extent of one twenty-fourth each of the estate. Another son was given ten twenty-fourths. It is charged by the three sons and other heirs that the favored son used some hypnotic influence over Mr. Morgan which induced him to give him more than his legal share. It la known that the son favored has frequently exercised mesmeric power over others, and the contestants of the will set up the claim that such power was used on the decedent. Counsel have been engaged, and the case promises to be a hotly fought one. Morgan and President McKlnley were intimate friends. The President was about to make public an appointment to a consulate for which Mr. Morgan had been chosen when death suddenly came. Andrew Carnegie was another strong friend ol the deceased. I,esurt Grit. Gray !• \j i j*j »» —• - _ i Recent victories on path and road prompted the cycling enthusiasts nave 'itie'yW JH»» : •we 'ihe^oldjfoB, fdend w th the rework, "Daddy, I understand you to say that there were no fish in this pond?" ^ "No fish, sir; np fish, "Yes but-1 beg your pardon-I a moment ago saw what I took to be a SeTvoWen-pound salmon break the water not six feet from the bow of the canoe." i "Oh, that was a salmon. There arc When Michael said after the Boston, race that Lesna was the hardest raar ( to beat In the world he Intended to convey the meaning forcibly. Michael declared that whenever he lapped Tom Llnton, his great townsman, it was al. off with Llnton, and that the same might be said of »11 others but'Lesna who invariably fought to the last notch of his ability. It is very doubtfu whether Michael might give Lesna f lap start and beat him, but he coulc give that allotment to any other rider he has met In this country and defeat that rider handily, judging by results. Michael has been offered a very substantial figure to break the hour record of 32 miles 448 yards as held by J. W Stocks on tho Willow Grove track scheduled for October 9. Michael Is certainly the master of the record slate at present, and he Is the rider of all riders at the present time to place .the hour figures at thirty-three miles and over. CorpHO. Mrs. Ann Stanton of New York was Cownrt dead sitting upright, beside a corpse she had been watching. Mrs. Mary Duggan, who lived just around; the 'corner, was her best friend. A' few days ago a member of Mrs, Dug-, gun's family died. It was decided to a wake, and Mrs. Stanton, after consoling her friend as best she could, took charge of the preparations for tho event. After midnight, when one after another most of the mourners had departed or gone to bed, Mrs, Stanton seated herself In a big armchair beside the bier and apparently went to sleep. The few remaining guests, knowing how exhausted she was, quietly withdrew, leaving her alone in the presence of the dead. Early in the morning Mrs. Duggan ••*••" •«• _ _ __,a.a«n«>l xutit *j »** v»»« --- — -----went into the darkened room and found her good friend also dead Karo. " -,. - *!»,.«« aftd sa lmon in all these Mr. aa fish in these parts but sir.' ('Some folks," sftid Uncle JSben, to so tricky flat When dey coraes wwmt or dat'B suu-%u* honest dey gets iaw'fwl ^ wHjw/i-WjiBSton fV^Sf^Vv 4" <• "lilll^J&Lr^ fe^l^^fe^ST^SSiJeyft h£b!t, ' " ' the BV,t JAMES W. GRAY. of Herkimer county, In New York state, to look upon James W. Gray of Little Falls as one of the most prom- islnsc racing men of that section, He s only a5 yea« of age, yet within the last two seasons he has met and defeated aU the fastest riders in WB county and also* a number from other sections of the state. Gray is a member of the Little Falls Athletic Association and the Wheeiway League of Herkimer county. Not long ago he rpde for Se championship of Little Falls and defeated a field of ten cracks. JJls most victory o^ the season just ean» - Jn a match race with Jilt* of Racing Ne>v». Walter Sanger has announced his Intention of retiring permanently from the cycle track. 0 F Barden, one of the leading English' professionals, Intends to wind up the year In Australia. The N 0. U. of England has blacklisted the noted Herne-Hlll track, London, due to infraction of the pacing rules. Albert Shock has already begun training for the life and death grin Xwn as the "six-day race," which has been announced for Madiaon Square Garden this year, The twelve-hour tandem safety road record of W »U» fT^±£ The sensational reports In regard to the poisoning of the late Millionaire Singer, who died fit Pasadena, are exploded by the analysis of the chemist who examined the Internal organs of the dead man. The old man was suffering from Bright's disease, tuberculosis of the lungs and enlargement of the heart, any one of which might, have been fatal. The case is typical ot many which find their way into print. Poisoning Is very rare in these days I because of the facility and accuracy Q£ chemical analysis. The Borglas would have been compelled to go out Of We poisoning business if chemistry had been developed in their day.— Saw Francisco Chronicle, KIIU Mv. terrific storm, accompanied by lightning, passed over Coalport the other evening, killing Mr. WUUam Mer- rlman, aged 32, and injuring Mr. Emory Swope. lighting Mr. Merrlman was engaged in the lamps in the United Brethren church, when a bolt of lightning entered an open window and tore a the clothes from his body. P<">+ h * instantaneous. Mr, Swope, the church bell was Knocked from the walls set on fire. The five muck

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