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THE tJPPEK BE8 MO1NES: ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY DEpEJMBEE 15. 1897, INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. CHAPTER XV. she was to go to her sister's hflnse in Edinburgh for a time. The young girl was reluctant to leave her home, but did not dream of disobeying any wish of her foster-father. By early the next afternoon all was done, and as Marjorie was to start early on the morrow, she, in obedience to Mr. Lorraine's wish, put on her bonnet and went up to the Castle to wish Miss Hetherington good-bye. She had heard from Mr. Liorraine that the lady was indisposed, but he had not spoken of the malady as seri- HEN Miss Hetherington left fhe Frenchman's rooms that afternoon, she tottered like one enfeebled by the sudden oncoming of age. Monsieur Caussidiere was beside her; It was his hand which placed her in her carriage, his head which bowed politely as the carriage moved away. But the lady seenfed neither to see nor hear. Her face was deathly pale and her eyes were fixed; she entered the carriage mechanically, and mechanically lay back among the moth-eaten cushions; but she never came to herself until the carriage stopped before the door of Annandale Castle. The approaching carriage wheels had been "heard by the inmates of the Castle, so that when the vehicle stopped there stood Sandic Sloane ready to assist his mistress to alight. With her usual erect carriage and firm tread, Miss Hetherington stepped from the vehicle, and walked up the stone steps to the Castle door, saying, as she passed the old serving man: "Sandie Sloane, come ben wi' me!" She walked on, Sandie following. They walked into the great dining- room, and the door closed upon the two. What passed at that interview no one knew; but half an hour later Sandie came forth, returned to the kitchen, and sat there crying like a heart broken child. "Mysie," said he to the housekeeper, "Mysie, woman, I'm turned awa' — not on the world. God help me! The mistress has shown me the door of Annandale Castle." It was not till two days later that Mr. Lorraine, happening to call at the Castle, heard that Miss Hetherington could not see him, for she had taken to her bed and was seriously ill. He heard also from Mysie, who seemed scared and wild, that her mistress had never been herself since that night when Sandie Sloane had been driven from his situation. The clergyman, more shocked and mystified, asked to be allowed to see the lady, but Mysie refused to permit him to place his foot inside the door. After a little persuasion, however, she consented to allow him to remain on the threshold while she went and informed her mistress of his call. In a short time the woman returned, and Mr. Lorraine was at once admitted to the bedside of the mistress of the house. Mr. Lorraine began forthwith to express his regrets at the lady's illness, but he was at once stopped. " 'Twasna' o' myself I wanted to speak," she said in her hard, cold tones; ous, and she was therefore utterly unprepared for what she saw. She was admitted by Mysie, conducted along the dreary passage, and led at once toward Miss Hetherington's bedroom. "She's waitin' on ye," said Mysle; "she's been waitin' on ye all day." Marjorie stepped into the room, looked around, and theen shrank fearfully back toward the door. Could this be Miss Hetherington—this little shriveled old woman, with the dim eyes and thin silvery hair? She glanced keenly at Marjorie; then, seeing the girl shrink away, she held forth her hand and said: "Come awa' ben, Marjorie, my bair- nie; come ben." "You—you are not well, Miss Hetherington," said Marjorie. "I am so sorry." She came forward and stretched forth her hand. Miss Hetherington took it, hold it, and gazed up into the girl's face. "I'm no just mysel', Marjorie," she said, "but whiles the best of us come to this pass. Did ye think I was immortal, Marjorie Annan, and that the palsied linger o' death couldn't be pointed at me as weel as at another?" "Of death?" said Marjorie, instinctively withdrawing her hand from the old lady's tremulous grasp. "Oh, Miss Hetherington, you surely will not die!" "Wha can tell? Surely I shall die when my time comes, and wha will there be to shed a tear?" For a time there was silence; then natural? dreary Sabbath, spent in what may be railed, figuratively, walling and gnashing of teeth. At last there came a day of terrific dissipation, when what is known by profane Scotchmen as a "tea and cookie shine" was given by one of the elders of the kirk. Early in the evening Mr. Menteith was called away, and when the meeting broke up about nine o'clock Marjorie and her aunt had to walk home alone. It was a fine moonlight night, and as they left the elder's house and lingered on the doorstep Marjorie saw standing in the street a figure which she seemed to know. She started and looked again, and the figure returned her look. In a moment to her utter amazement, she recognized Caussidiere. Startled and afraid, not knowing what to say or do, she descended the stepa to her aunt's side. As she did so the figure disappeared. She walked up the street, trembling and wondering, while Mrs. Menteith talked with feeble rapture of the feast they had left and its accompanying "ed- \TfVFt?Q fH? JNUJLJ&bUJ! MATTERS OP INTEREST TO DEVOTEES OF THE BICYCLE. How the Character of a Rider May Be Bead toy HU Antic* While on the Steed—Some Statistic* Shoving the Dark Side of Cycling;—Foolish Ideas. " 'twas far more jomething that concerns you Miss Hetherington spoke: "What more have you got to say to me, Marjorie Annan?" The girl started as if from a dream, and rose hurriedly from her seat. "Nothing more," she said. "Mr. Lorraine thought I had better come and wish you good-bye. I am going away." "Mr. Lorraine!—you didna wish it yersel'?" "Yes, I—I wished it " "Aweel, good-bye!" She held forth her trembling hands again, and Marjorie placed her warm fingers between them. "Good-bye, Miss Hetherington." She withdrew her hand and turned away, feeling that the good-bye had been spoken, and that her presence was no longer desired by the proud mistress of Annandale. She had got half way y here is Marjorie?" iflcation." Marjorie made some wandering reply, for she heard footsteps behind her. Glancing over her shoulder, sha saw the. figure she had previously noticed following at a few yards' distance. She would have paused and waited, but she dreaded the observation of her companion. So she simply walked faster, hurrying her aunt along. They passed from the street, and still she heard the feet following behind her. At last they reached tho gate ol the minister's house. Here Marjorie lingered, and watching down the road saw the figure pause and wait. Mrs. Menteith pushed open the gate, hastened across the garden, and knocked at the door. In a moment tha figure came up rapidly. "Hush, mademoiselle!" said a familiar voice in French and simultaneously she felt a piece of paper pressed into her hand. She grasped it involuntarily and before she could utter a word tha figure flitted away. Meantime the house door had opened. "Marjorie!" cried Mrs. Menteith from the threshold. Marjorie hastened in. "What kept ye at the gate, and who was yon that passed?" "A man—a gentleman." "Did he speak to you?" Without reply, Marjorie passed in. As soon as possible she hastened up to her own room, locked the door, and there with trembling fingers unfolded the paper and read as follows: "I have something important to say to you. Meet me tomorrow at noon on tho Edinburgh road. Pray loll no one that you have received this, or that I am here. "Leon Caussidiere." Majorle sat down trembling with the paper in her lap. Her first impulse was to inform her aunt of what had taken place. A little reflection, however, convinced her that this would be undesirable. After all, she thought, she had no right to assume that Caussidiere's message had not a perfectly innocent significance. Perhaps he had brought her news from home. It was not an easy task for Marjorie to keep her appointment on the following day; indeed, everything seemed to conspire to keep her at home. To Character index. CCORDINO to the varying whims and notions of riders, says the "American Cyclist," bells are attached to every part of the machine within reach of the hands. A pretty good idea of the general character and style of the rider can be obtained by noting tho position he chooses for his bell. The thoroughly practical cyclist ordinarily has the bell placed near the end of the handlebars, and so adjusted that the lever can be operated by the forefinger without removing the hand from tho grip. The scorcher, pure and simple, usually attaches his bell ns near as possible to the center of tho bar. His grips are generally held so low that he cannot reach them at any time except through great discomfort, and he habitually rides with his hands on top of tho bar, so that If obliged to carry a bell he naturally chooses the middle of the handlebar ns best suited to his case. Extremely notional and extremely youthful riders have a fad for attaching the bell to some remote part where it must be reached for whenever Its tine is considered necessary or desirable. Thus you may observe bells attached to the crossbar and the top of the back stays or to the forward part ot the upper frame tube, or in some other out-of- the-way place. Tho place for tho bell is where It can be reached on tho instant and with the least trouble, which Is, as before stated, at the end of the handlebar. Of course.-it matters not which end. Most experienced rational riders choose the left side. Of course, If a hand-lover brake is used tho left position for tho bell la the only practical one. erect the weight shown was 46 when the position was erect it was 47 pounds; when slightly inclined forward; perhaps the average, it was 52 pounds; when inclined well forward It was 57 pounds, and in a scorching position GO pounds. It thus appears that in what we have called the average position just one-third the weight rests on the front wheel and two-thirds on the rear. These figures are, of course, for a stationary position, and do not take into account the effects of grades, pedalling and pulling on handles. Further tests showed that forward pedalling decreased the weight on front wheel about 6 per cent; back pedalling Increased it about 2 per cent, and pulling on the handles decreased It about 3 per cent. On a hill, with a rise of 1 foot In 10, the weight on front wheel Increased 60 pounds when descending and fell to 40 pounds in ascending. These figures would all vary more or less with different riders, but they give presumably average results. Weak jJtomaeh> Feels Perfectly Well Since Taking Hood's Sarsapadlia. "1 have been troubled for ove* t*d years with a weak stomach. 1 concluded to take Hood's Snrsaparilla. After taking ft few bottles I felt perfectly Well, Attfl I cannot speak too highly ol Hood'i.™ MRS. M. H, WEIGHT, Akron, Ohio. *% Sarsa-! S partita Is the best-in fact the One True Blood ft«tt«» Hood's Pills arc the farorito cathartic. 280. ... •__ '" ' " '^* CHESTNUTS AS FOOD. Comlnc to Their Holland. Electric street railway companies are beginning to realize the value of catering to wheelmen. The current number of the "Referee" says: "Where these roads run to the outer edges of large towns they Increase their traffic materially by pprovldlng accommodations for wheelmen. The chief trouble has been to provide means for carrying the bicycles. A device which bears the stamp of merit is being placed on the market by a New York company and is used on the closed side of an open car, or on closed cars and on the- front or rear dashboards. It may also be used in houses or stores. The device is constructed with a cast- iron back, In which is secured a loop, which may ho folded up when not in use. On the base and at the outer end of the loop are shoes shaped to fit the tire. Extending up from the base is a G-inch wire loop, which grips the tire and holds It in the loop. When used on dashboards the holders are riveted to a portable frame, which hooks over tho rail and lower brackets arc- fitted to the frame to hold tho rear wheel, thus preventing the bicycle from swinging." In many of the provinces of chestnuts annually contribute a larg« part of the public food. The principal, value of the chestnut is its easy dlges* s tibllity over all other flours, especially When tolled or baked. Many chestnuts are superior to potatoes for food. There is as much a*" ote matter in a kilogram of chestnut* when the kernel contains 50 per cent of water as in half a kilogram of bread. When dry it has at least four timea a«. much sweet and feculous matter as th» best kind of a potato. Now Inventions. Klcctrlc Hull In Us" Now. "I press the button: you get out o£ the way." This is John Wilson's re- •>Marjorie is at the manse," returned •Che clergyman, dreading what the next question might be. "At the manse! and wherefore is she •no at school? She should have gone .back ere this." ',.,,, "Yes; she should have gone, but the . lassie was not herself, so I kept her with me. She is troubled in her mind at what you said about the French lessons, Miss Hetherington, and she is afraid she has annoyed you.' "And, she would be sorry?" "How could she fail to be been her best friend." There was a great pause, which was broken by Miss Hetherington. "Mr. Lorraine," said she, "I've aye tried to give you good advice about Marjorie. I kenned weel that twa silly men like yersel' and that fool Solomon Muckleba'ckit wanted a woman s sharp wits and keen eyes to help them train the lassie. I've watched her close ? You hae to the door when her steps were arrested—a voice called her back. "Marjorie! Marjorie Annan!" She turned, started, then running back, fell on her knees beside Miss Hetherington's chair. For the first time in her I'ife Marjorie saw her crying. "Dear Miss Hetheriugton, what is it?" she said. " 'Tis the old tale, the old tale," replied the lady, drying her eyes. "Won't you kiss me, Marjorie, and say only once that you're sorry to leave me sickening here?" ,,,„,, "I am very sorry, said Marjorie; then she timidly bent forward touched the lady's cheek with lips. So mo DiiiiBOl'. To decide u wager made by an opponent of the bicycle that the wheel' causes more casualties in one week than football docs tho entire season, the stakeholder obtained the following surprising figures from indisputable authorities. Throughout the United States during the past month there were 818 accidents reported to wheelmen, 33 resulting fatally at the. time and 2G finally causing death. Collisions with other riders caused 227 accidents, G fatalities and 3 probably so. Other statistics show: Collisions with vehicles, 151); with street cars, 33; dogs, 0; hogs, 1; chickens, 1; cows, 2; thrown from wheels, 233; fell over embankments, 8; breakage of machine, 35. Ovorexertion injured 4 and killed 4. Three were disabled by holes in tho ground and five were hurt by' oft' wheel. Miscellaneous and her train the lassie and I see what maybe ye dinna see. Therefore I advise you again-send her awa' to Edinburgh for awhile— 'twill be lor her gude." "To Edinburgh!" "Ay do you fear she'll no obey? •Not at all; when I tell her you wish it she will go." . Miss Hetheriugton sat bolt upright, and stared round the room like a stag at bay. "I wish it!" she exclaimed. "I dinna wish it-mind that, Mr. Lorraine. It anybody daurs say I wish it, ye 11 tel them 'tis a lee. You wish it; you 11 send her awa'; 'tis for the bairns goo,d!" Mr. Lorraine began to be of opinion that Miss Hetherington's brain was affected; he could not account for her eccentricity iu any other way. Nevertheless her whims had to be attended to, and as in this case they would cause no great inconvenience, he promised implicit obedience to her will. . "Yes, you are right, Miss Hetheriug- ton; 'twill do the child good, and *ne shal} go," he said, as he rose to taKe his leave. But the lady called him hack. "Mr. Lorrane," she said, ""' send Marjorie up to me to say good-bye; and having again promised to obey her, ML Lorraine retired. ..„_ When he reached home he was rather relieved to find that his foster child was put; when she returned, he was busily engaged with, Solomon, a nd u W£Mi •indeed until after evening prayers 'tfee iwe tPW»4 tbewe^w alone, 'M.r, J*Qirra.}ne iafor»ec| Curiously enough, after having solicited the embrace, Miss Hetherington shrank away. "Cold and loveless," she murmured. "But Marjorie, my bairn, I'm no blaming ye for the sins of your forefathers. Good-bye, lassie, good-bye." This time Marjorie did leave the room and the Castle, feeling thoroughly mystified as to what it could all mean. CHAPTER XVI. N the outskirts of the town of Lelth, and on the direct road of communication between Leith and Edinburgh, stood the plain abode of the Rev. Mungo Menteith, minister of the Free Kirk of Scotland. The Reverend Mr. Menteith had espoused late in life the only sister of Mr Lorraine, a little, timid, clinging woman, with fair hair and light blue eyes who was as wax in the bony hands of her pious husband. At the house of the pair one morning in early summer arrived Marjorie Annan escorted thither in a hired fly from Edinburgh by the minister. It was by no means her first visit, and the welcome she received, if a little melancholy was not altogether devoid of sym. ' Her aunt, was an affectionate begin with, the family were much later than usual; then It seemed to Marjorie that the prayers were unusually long; then Mr. Menteith had various little things for her to do; so that the hands of the clock wandered toward twelve before she was able to quit the house. '. At last she was free, and with palpitating heart and trembling hands was speeding along the road to meet the Frenchman. (TO HI! CONTINUED.) How Ostrlcliea ISiin. Considerable misconception prevails as to the manner in which the ostrich runs. It seems to be still generally held that when running it spreads out its wings, and aided by them skims lightly over the ground. This is not JOHN WILSON. ,'ision of tho well-known phrase. He ;is the first cyclist In Kansas City to .'adopt the electric bell for the bicycle. iHo is an A. D. T. messenger boy, and, !like all tho messengers who have |wheols, he spends BO much time on it 'that he has picked up trick riding and 'has made himself familiar with all the needw and uses of his steel steed. Last week he conceived the idea of iobvlating tho labor of ringing a bell !by putting on an electric ringer. The ibattery is carried upright in a leather bag over the rear wheel, and from It : .two insulated wires wind round the crossbar of tlin frame to the front iforks. .lust, above the forks the magnet and bell are fastened to the wheel, kind a. regular electric! push-button is fastened at the joining of the handlebars to tho steering head. Tho whole 'apparat.ua weighs two or three pounds, its cost is somewhat greater than the host of bells. All that Wilson causes injured 14, while 10 were hurt by unknown agencies.— Indianapolis Mows. Tro Inventors sometimes maice the mistake In passing by simple inventions as unimportant. A Council Bluffs, la., inventor will undoubtedly before long bo mentioned as one of the Inventors who made a fortune simply because he pressed a series of rings into a llttla circular disk of metal, resembling nothing so much ns a bottom out of an oil can. This little invention, which W9 have mentioned before.forms a sounding toy and when properly vibrated produces simply wonderful results. Inventors interested in this most eimpla of late Inventions, can obtain a free sample in addressing G. W. Sues & Co., registered patent lawyers, Bee Building, Omaha, Neb. The copyrighted cuts show three well-known mechanical movements. In Mexico City, "Hrst class American butter, made by an export," is advertised at 50 ami Mi cents a pound, at wholesale and' retail, respectively. To Cur« ConHtlpntkm Forever, Take OiiKCiiret's dimly Cnllmrllp. lOo or 25<v If C. L. 0. lull to tiiro dni|.'nlHis refund money. Thirty womon arc employed by th» United States as lighthouse keepers. Their salaries nmgo from £J;rJ to $1,401), Iowa ITurms forsalo on crop payment, SI per ucruniifili, .biilnncu Mi crop yearly until paid for. 1. Atullmll, WuukOKiin, 111. In writing, tho Moslems use the palm of linml as a writing do.jk, and their writing is beautifully douo. Smoke Slcdgo Cigarettes. 20 for 5 cts. More people over 1UU years ola are found In mild climates than in the higher lati- The population of England at the timo 31' the conquest did not exceed two millions all told. correct. When a bird really settles itself to run it holds its head lower than usual and a little forward, with a deep loop in the neck. The neck vibrates sinuously, but the head remains steady, thus enabling the bird, even at lop speed to look around with unshaken glance in any direction, The wings lie along the sides about on a level with or a little higher than the back, and are held loosely, just free of the plunging "thigh." There is no attempt to hold them extended or to derive any assistance from them as organs of flight. When an ostrich, after a hard run, is very tired its wings s'ometimes droop; this is due to exhaustion. They are never, by a running bird exerting itself to the utmost, held out away from the sides to lighten its weight or increase its pace. Kut the wings appear to be of great service iu turning, enabling the bird to double abruptly even when going at top speed.— From the Zoologist. .for 'does, however, is to press the button 'and his bell will ring. ^harlos O. Anderson has entered the field with ice-cyclo attachments which are, however, of a greater number of parts, increasing the cost and labor of attaching. Tho front wheel of a bicycle is replaced by a runner, and tho rear wheel by a wheel with twin! rims. The inner Is the spoke rim and tho oilier the driving rim, it being provided with a number of sharp projecting teeth. Those two rims are connected by tangential plate-springs to give a cushioning effect. Swiveled on the rear axle are rods connected with a "backbone," which carries a runner at its lower end. The top end telescopes over a rack rod fixed to the bicycle frame. Fixed to this eud of the "backbone" and traveling in the rack IH a cog wheel, having secured Co its axle a sheave. Wrapped around this sheave is a cable that extends forward to a rachet wheel fixed at a suitable point on the frame of the machine. This rachet wheel is turned by a crank Some Koollitli Iil«;:i». "The general use of tho bicycle by those who know nothing whatever of mechanical laws'," says the American Machinist, "is productive and perennial crop of of a large inventions A Stutter ot Colors. "Sister Millie wants to know if you won't let us take your big awning? She's going to give a porch party tomorrow night and wants to have it on the piazzer." "Wants my awning?" "Yep. She would have borrowed the Joneses', but theirs is blue, you know, though weak and gupersti- and Millie's hair is red."-Cleveland Then Hous- and Mr. Mentleth, like many of his class, was by no means as hard as 55 doctrines he upheld. 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