The Weekly Wisconsin from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 25, 1899 · Page 2
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A Square Dance* •Characters: Capt. Anthony Wllsford, M!M Uadge -Dnrrlngton. Scene: A conservatory leading out of Lady Amesbury's ballroom. Easy chairs arranged among the. flowers and plants. The place Is lighted with Japanese lanterns and fairy lights. Enter Capt, Wllsford C from ballroom; he comes down B. Captain (looking about)— Nobody lore? No. nobody. That's lucky! Phew! How is in there! j hope Lady Amesbury did hot see me slip in here, or she'll be pursuing me w-ith some terrible person as my partner in the lancers. A square dance! AVhat on earth does anyone want to walk about the room in that complicated way for? I'd just as soon play Jiving chess. Pretty conservatory, .this; capital place for a chat!. If I had known ot it, I would have put some young married woman who can talk down for this dance. Girls overdo it; they either pretend to know too jnuch or too little. Madge Durrington was a good sort of girl. H we hadn't had that row I might be a ^married man now. What a nuisance lit is that girls want to get mar- Tied! And yet they're no good to talk to till they are married. When you tome to Jhinlt of it, it's awfully good of women to get -married. We bachelors owe them <n lot. 1 dare not go in there upw to look for a -rimtrou ; 1 should get caught. If I'd only— I've a good mind to — I wonder if anyone would smell it? Hang it, I'll risk it! (Takes out cigarette case.) They'll only thiul; the gardener has been fumigating the plants. (Lights a cigarette.) That's it. Now, if they would not piny that beastly music I could almost fancy myself nt-the club. (Enter Madge 'Durrington hurriedly from the ballroom. She comes down L.J Madge— Safe at last! I thought I :never should have dodged tklt ghastly Mr. Binks! Little bounder! There he gooB, . mooning abuut the room with his chin in the air— looking for me. I hope. I do hate a man who looks for one in that apologetic sort of way! (Sits L.) Well, the music has begun aow, and all the sets are 'filled, so I shall not have to donee -it with him, and I don't suppose he'll venture to come in here. If he does, I'll crush him utterly for cutting me out ot the Unlive. This is a charming place! Dear Lady Auiesbiiry is always KO thoughtful! But it's very stupid in here . all alone. What a pity the nice men are so rare anil the Mr. Binkses so common! Ah, if 1 had -not quarreled with Ant— Capt. Wilsford! He was a good •sort; but he was quite in the wrong — taen always are in the wrong, though they won't admit it. Still, he could be very nice, if he liked— and, somehow, this conservatory reminds me of him! Captain— There is someone talking in here. I never heard anyone come in. "Some man who :hnd the sense to .make arrangements for sitting out the square, I suppose. Of course, it was too much to expect that I should have this place all to myself. I wonder there aren't lots ruorc people here. It's exactly the sort of place that the modern daughter approves of. Ha UK it all! I don't want to •bp. lot into the confidences of pen-. pie. I don't sec why I should go, though. A hey can't see nio. and 1 can't hear them, so I'll stop. Wonder if they swell my cigarette '; 'Madge— There's somebody smoking in here. Some lazy inuu, of course, who thinks it too much trouble' tu dance. I wonder who it is. It can't be Mr. Biuks; 1 ve-iugt -seen 'him in the ballroom. I've a jolly good .mind to peep through the branches and see if I know him. Captain— Odd, 1 don't hear a man's voice! Two girls, I suppose, chatter- ng about their frocks. I wonder if I know them? I'll just have a look at thi'in, and, if they don't look likclv to Hhock nrc, I'll stop where I am and finish niy cigarette. Madge -}V... I will. rRises.) Of course no is loo much wrapped up in his oiear- rtt<- to notice jne, Captain— They're- moving. Otisvs.) Smell tulincco, perhaps. Here fu>-s for u .rocoujHiili-r! (Their eyes moot through the branches:) Mis* Durriupton! •Madg«— Capt. Wilstord! (1'ause. Both come down, front.) •Captain— Uow do you do, Miss Durrington .' (Holdine iiscigar your Captain—I—oh. I'm awfully sorir! Did youi iioi ice that 1 had been smoking? Madjte-Oh, not at all! I smelled it. eaptmn-ltcally, I'd no idea! I must apologize. Madge—To Lady Amesbury's plants? Captain—No; to you. Madge—You need not. Captain—It's out now. {Crushing cigarette.) Madge—That's n pity. I Hkp it 1 smoke myself—sometimes. But, of course, j ou had Lady Amesbury's permission? Captain—Well, no; not exactly. Madge—Ah, I knew it was you before I sa>\ you! Captain-Did you? Why? (Aside.) I believe she B sorry we had that row. Afi ter all, she'll give nny other girl ten pounds find a beating. Madge—At least, I. was almost sure. Captain—Of course, I'm her affinity, or \ twin soul, or whatever they call it. (Aloud) Tell me why? Madge—Because 1 did not think there could be two men cool enough to smoke in a conservatory outside a lady's ballroom. Captain (aside)—There goes my twin «oul! (Aloud.) Well, I'm glad you still think of me. Madge—You are easily pfrnsed with , -WJ thoughts ot you. Cnpfr^Vilsford. Captain :(nsido)—Nasty as ever! I had t a luck} escape when 1 quarreled with her. k Madge (aside}—Ho hasn't got over his v hublt of growling to himself, I sec. I ( daresaj. it is awkward to-be alone with a Sjrirl }ouSe been engaged to and treated •so shamefully. Cnptain usiuY)—I wish she'd say souie- thlpg and not kop-p fiddling abo'ut We.- that. (Aloud.) it's some time -since we -, met. "'" Madge—Is it? When did we meet last? " </«ptnin—We have not met binre we „ f Madge (looking up quickly)—You! * T \ tpaptatn—In fact, not siuce we parted. tp a Madge—Heully? How very curious! », Oaptuiu—Don i you remember? fy Madge—Not 'in tin 1 least. \«-*j -Captain (aside)—She's a cool hand! '. v,, "• {Aloud.) lou must remember. It was Lj/J ^-*ne Thursday f:,l -Madge—No, it wasn't; it was a Mou,Y 'day. -1i*" Captain—Ah, of course, you know bat- ft , i bet than I do. i «jr - Madge—Not at nil: ig! * * Captain—"You're greatly changed. t . Mndpe—For the better, I -hope? f*-l* iGaptain-Oh. VPS! %_. . /Madge—I'm glod to hear it, .Captain—When we were eng—before we , jou would never have admitted . _ knew anything better than you. _adge—Oh! You've not changed. 'Captain—No? I Madge—No; you're just the .same as #Wr. Jus>t as '„-•Captain—Nice? «4 Madge—No: nasty! •* j> "Captain—T.han.k you. That reminds toe of old times. t Mndgc—Well, it was y^ur fault >" Captain—Oh, of course. It always -ilBSd to be! s *aa«lljge—I: am glad that you have the trace at last to confess that it was your X4nptain—Not a bit of itl Only from pour twint of riew. Captain(aside)—Confound her! (Aloud.) I'm sorry I looked through the branches. Madge—So am L I hoped I should see someone pleasant to sit out the dance with. Captain—And yon were disappointed? Madge—Awfully! I might as well have had little Mr. Binks, after all. ' Captain—I daresay he's better suited to you than I am. Madge—Infinitely! He does not contradict; he does what I tell him, and he never loses his temper. Captain—What a dear creatnre! He must be almost on a level with a lapdog. Madge—As near as a man can be. I wish vou would imitate him. Captain—What! I imitate Binks? Madge—Or the lapdog! Captain—Really, Miss Dorrington— Madge—Now, don't lose your temper. Captain—I don't mind chaff. No man less. But this is rather too much. Madge—How curious it is that you can never talk for five minutes without setting into a rage! Captain—Getting into a rage? Madge—Yes. You're perfectly furious! Captain—Not a bit! Not the slightest! Madge—Oh, you'll be dreadful when you're an old man. You had much better have kept your curiosity to yourself, and not have peeped to see who I was. Captain—I've thought so for some time past. Madge—There, we've found something to agree upon. Captain—That's nothing. We conld always agree to differ. Madge—Well, go back to your seat then, and finish your cigarette; perhaps that will calm you. (He moves L.) No; I don't want you this side, not until you are better tempered. Go and smoke. Captain—going R.)—I'll never waste a cigarette again for a woman. The best of them isn't worth it. (Sits.) And two months ago I was engaged to that girl! I don't remember why we broke it off, but I'm not surprised at it. Though why I was ever such a fool as to want to marry her beats me! I'll never do it again. I pity the poor idiot she does catch. (Pause.) She is the prettiest jrir) I know, though; and the best sort—on her day. But it's so deuced difficult to hit off her day! She ought to put it in the corner of her curd. (Takes out cigarette case.) Madge—What a temper he has got! I ike tci see him in a rage. It suits his scheme of color; but, if I told him so; I suppose he would become perfectly unbearable. I've a good mind to make him propose to me again! I will, too, even if I have to resort to tears to do it! I wonder if he's cooler now. (Aloud.) Capt Wilsford! (No answer.) Capt. Wfls- •ford! (No answer.) Are you smoking? (He had juut raised a cigarette to his lips. He shuts the case sharply.) Captain—No! Madiip (aside)—Not much better vet. rood heavens! There's the last -iire People will be in bore in two minutes and find us on opposite sides. That will never do! (Aloud.) Capt. Wilsford! Captain—Miss Durriugton? Madftc—The Lancers are nearly over Captain—I'm glad to hear it. Madge—Yes, but you don't understand. Captain—1 do perfectly Madge—People will be coming in here Captain—I've no doubt they will. Capital place—to quarrel in. MadgL—And they will think it strange to find us sitting like this. ="""t<: Captain—I don's see anything strange Madge—No, but our best friends will. Captain—111 make them a speech if •nil liL-i. nn.4 +«!! .-K. r ».«•, **. , _„ _ "she' ^__ pome'jaround If .I'had not x , her : cry! I should hare -proposed to her again in another minute, but ifs all over now. .JMadge (aside)—I do believe he's going. How dense men are! Oh, I-most stop that! XAlrfnd.) There, I'm better now. Capt, Wilsford! Captain—Yes. Madge—How could yon be so horrid? Captain—I apologize most humbly Pray forgive me. Madge—I don't think I can—at once. (Starting.) Oh, what rfas that? Please don't let anyone come in till I've put my hair tidy! Captain—Certainly not (Aside.) Now, how on earth a,m I to prevent them. Luckily everybody seems to be dancing. Madge (rising)—Do yon mind taking me back to the ballroom? Captain—There's no hurry; the dance has begun. Please say yon forgive me before we go. Madges-Why 'were yon so unjust? Captain—I'm fearfully sorry, i lost m,v temper, I confess^ Won't you make i; up? Let's be friends. Madge-^-I don't know that I can forgive you. This valse has begun ever so long, and I saw-my partner go by the door just now. Captain—Oh, never mind him! Madge—But I must mind him, poor fellow. Captain—Who is he? Does he dance well? Madge—Not particularly. Captain—Well, then, let me write my name over his. Madge—No, indeed! But I'll see if I can give you one later on. . Captain (aside)—She's not really angry. Hanged if I don't try again! (Aloud.I Where is your programme? Madge—You have tied it to my fan. Captain—Why, there is not n dance left for ever go long. I must have this one! Madges-No, you must not. What shall I say if he comes to claim it? Cnptain—Say? Say you are engaged. Madge —Engaged? What, for his dance? Captain—No, for always. Come, Mad 0 u, you are not angry with me. Please forgive me. Madge—If you will be good. Captain—I'll be awfully good; but you must not make me jealous. Madge—I'm sure I nevei slightest reason. Captain—And we are engaged? Madge—Yes, if you insist on it. Captain—And do you love me, after all? Madge—I always-have. Captain—My darling! I've been miserable all this time. Madge—So have L Captain—And you don't regrrt, losing your dance with Mr. Binks?/ Madge—No, indeed! I'm awfully glad of Bright and Fanny- OOOOPBOOBOOOOBOOB8OOOOOB never gave you the you like, and tell them- Madgo — Don't be foolish. side. Come this 'aptain (aside)-Hullo! A flag of truce! She s giving in. Well, one must be merciful. (Rises.) Madge— Only for the look of the thing. y«u know. (He stops.) Mease come • Ho goes round L.) But are you going to stand like that? All the women will sfc at once that we have been ouarrel- mg. < aptain— Well, so we have. Madge — W hat does that matter, if nobody knows it? Come and sit here, and tr.v to look as if you had been amusing yourself. Captain— Have mands? Captain—Yes? Madge—That I thought of coming out her to sit out A Square Dance. —The Sketch. WAS A STBANGE SCENE. His you any other com(He sits on the scat by her side.) Madge—Take my fan and fan me. No not so violently. That's better. We're •nly pretending, yon know, so you need not look as if you were doing something disagreeable. Captaiu—I assure you I am enjoying myself immensely. .Madge—Xow that would have been all right if your voice had not so absolutely contradicted your words. There, you may stop now. That was 'inly n rehearsal in case anyone should come in. Ciiptain—And what am I to do with this? (Showing fan.) __- -TjiB right one. I was going to rf*'«gotistical" just now, when you in- "-•pted me. am—Oh, I had better hare said , .__ think we used to «grea that s-yonr best course. tain—I beg yottr pardon. I never I to ajiy such thing. ne, Capt. Wilsford, yon are f aa injustice. Ton -must I polite enough to agree with me hlng. i was no qaestion of po- r ...„. ._, you can hold it! Tell me, Capt. Wilsford, do you really hate me so very niuoli? _Captain—Hate you? No. Why should Madge—For no reason at all. But I thought yon must, as 1 have not seen you 1'or so long. Captain—I only obeyed yon. Yon told me you could not. bear me and that I had better go. _ Madge—And you went! Captain—Of course, I did. Sludge—And you never came back! Captain—OI course I didn't! Madge—And your ill-temper lasted all this time? Cnptain—It wasn't ill-temper. Madge—What was it. then? I Captain—Well, you can't erpect a man to come back after he's been told to go in that sort of way. Madge—I don't see why not. Other men do. By the way, why did I tell you to go? Captain—Because you were— Madpe—You! Captain—!? Perhaps I was, a little. Madge—Now, truthfully, weren't yon fearfully angry? t'liptuin—No, not angry—hurt. Madge—That's precisely the some lit:. And you accused me. wrongjCul- :i|itain—Indeed I did not. You COtilfl lint deny that you had been flirting. Madge—1 would not deny it because you were so irritating. If you had not •been so cross -and so priggish I would have shown you that you were quite mistaken. Captain—I don't see anything priggish iu objecting to the girl you are engaged to flirting. Madge—But I did not, and you should not have been so dictatorial. 1 won't be lectured as if I were n schoolgirl. Captain—I have neither the right nor the wish to lecture you. Miss Durrington. Madge—You are very horrid and nn- kiiid, and 1 hate yon! Captain—What, because I will not lecture you? Madge—Oh! (After a pause.) Why do yon object to girls flirting? Captain—1 would not give much for a girl who did not. (Aside.) Hullo! that's rather a rash admission. (Aloud.) 1 have not the slightest objection. Madge (aside)—Oh, how obstinate he is! (Aloud.) Then why did you accuse me in that ridiculously-jealous way? Captain—Yon are different. Madge—Why? Captain—You were engaged to me. Madge—Oh! So anyone to whom yon may deign to throw the handkerchief must never open her lips to speak to another man. • What a cheerful prospect! Captain—Not at all! Merely that I did not care to see the girl I—I loved lay herself open to the gossip of spiteful girls Walter T. McDonald Sees Father for the First Time In His Life. Milwaukee, Wis., November 19, 1899. —For the first time in his life Walter T. McDonald this morning beheld his father, when he appeared in the probate court during the hearing on the petition of Miss Sarali J, Carroll, principal of the Ninth primary school, seeking to adopt the child for her own. When the boy was called to the witness stand his father was pointed out to him and the lad, being of an affectionate nature, burst into tears. It was' a strange story that was revealed in the proceeding before the court, but nevertheless the court was led to the conclusion that the father, Michael McDonald, had abandoned his child and granted the petition for adoption. Miss Carroll is an aunt of the lad, being a sister of the mother. Five months before the child was born the parents separated, the mother. Judge Pereles held, according to the evidence before him, deserted the father. ' Since the time of the desertion the parties have never met, nor seen each other, excepting from a distance. What the differences were that caused the separation did not appear, but it was made clear that family pride prevented a reconciliation or attempts in that direction, and in place of warm personal relations there sprang up a bitter feeling between the two families that acted, as one of the attorneys said, "as a wall of ice between them." The aunt. Miss Carroll, it appears, had cared for the child, the mother being in ill health. On the witness stand this morning the father said he had never spoken to his sou, had never taken him by the baud, had never made him Christmas gifts, or contributed to his support in any way. He had known his wife for ten years before they were married. After 'they were married they lived together less than half a year. One morning witness said his parents came to his place of employment and informed him that his wife and her sister were moving from the housp where he lived. When he reached the house, nearly everything was gone. He waited for two months for his wife to return and then went home to his parents. During all the years since the birth of the child the parties have resided within four blocks of each other. McDonald said he did not go near his boy or attempt to see his wife because he knew it would cause trouble and he feared notoriety above everything else. He had sent no gifts because he knew they would have been thrown out. Witness said he was content to let the mother have the child as long as. it was well cared for and received an education. He thought his right came after that of the mother He was ready, willing and able to care for the child. The boy in question is a remarkably bright little fellow. He said he attended the Gesn school. Mr. McDonald said that while he never went near his son nud had only seen him at a distance with his mother, he had been ever watchful of the welfare of the lad, ready to step in at any time he felt it was necessary. In awarding the child to his aunt, Judge Pereles held the father had abandoned his son. The court found the father was fully able to take care of the boy and of a good respectable family, but for some inexplicable reason be had not manifested the feelings of a father; there -had been no show of affection and no act indicating an interest in the welfare of the child. This the court thought was clearly an abandonment and as the mother consented to the adoption the petition would have to be granted. Averted * Panic. New York, Nov. 17.— Russell Sage is quoted today as saying to a newspaper interviewer V who asked him what he thought of the United States treasury offer to buy $25,000,000 of bonds: "I believe Secretary Gage's action has saved the financial world from a disastrous panic. No one who has been in touch with business enterprises daring the past few months can fail to have realized the stringency of the money market Ready money appeared to be extraordinarily scarce, and those who lt CRITICAL ANALYSIS.' Tbe critic In the barnyard sat In hours of rural rest,He sought for flaws In this and that. Snch was his dally .quest. A kindly hen was cackling there Beneath the genial sun, As she strode past him with the alt Of simple duty done. •Tm sorry. Mistress Hen," qnoth h*, "To hear you spoil a song. Xon're cackling sadly off the ktyi Xoor phraslng's very wrong. "And then your strati A touch of grace You Tery sadly miss. When you would move about the plapt You ought to walk—Ilk* this." • The poor ben halted on her way And In dejection stood. Her humble manner seemed to say, "I've done the best I could." His hanghty hand the critic waved, And sadly wrenched her heart By saying, "You have misbehaved, And brake the rules of art. "It grieves me much to tell you so; Your pardon 1 mast beg: But, Mistress Hen, yon do not know The way to lay an egg." —Washington Star. "When she will, she will, you can ^ pend on't," is a line which many me have quoted of many women. The saying is often unjust) and the woman is often justified, but now and then the cap fits perfectly, says the Youth's Companion. Not long ago a fast express was bowling over the sands of Arizona. Just bow it happened was frequently explained and never understood, but as the train sped along the side of a parched river it suddenly left the rails, rolled down the bank and landed in three feet of muddy water at the bottom of the river bed. • Within the cars there was some natural confusion. M«n, women and lunch boAes were thrown into a heap, and not au umbrella nor parcel was left in the rafts. One by one the occupants of the rear car extricated themselves from the mass, and sought for means of escape, while stanching various wounds caused by broken glass. Every exit was jammed tight. Just then, in the midst of the doubt and confusion, rose a woman's voice in emphatic demand: "Let me out! Let me out! If you don't let me out I'll break a window?' A certain Memphian and his wife are in the habit occasionally of going out j at night to entertainments and social affairs, says the Scimitar, and at such time they make themselves solid with their little boy by saying that they are going out to see a sick man. Last week these social affairs cnrne pretty frequently. On Monday night they went to the theater, and told the lad that they had to sit up with the sick man. Tuesday night they went out to visit n neighbor and explained that they were going to give some medicine to the man that was sick. On Wednesday night they proposed to attend an entertainment and apologized tq the young chap by saying they had to put a plaster on the sick man's back to draw out the pain. "Papa," asked the youth, "is the sicfc man in much pain?" "Very much, my son." "And is he pretty near dead?" "Yes, he's in bad shape." The lad thought deeply for a while, and then remarked: "Well, papa, he can't die any too soon to suit me." An urchin in a country parish of Scotland, having been told by his parents to read a newspaper aloud to them. Commenced to do so in the usual drawling manner of the parish school, says the Scottish American. He had not proceeded far when his mother stopped him an."How decorative," said a yonitg man. "Just what .we are looking for," said the teacher, a full-fledged artist. A gardener was standing near at hand. "Do tell.ris," cried a girl, "what those beau-oo-tiful things are?" "Which-?" replied the gardener. "Why, those/' said the girl, . "Them?" said the gardener, with a chuckle. "Them's onions gone to seed." Housekeeper—"What's the reason that •all the men who come around begging now are such big, strong looking fellows?" .Polite Pagrint-"De reason, lady, is dat ifs on'y strong-looking fellows w"at kin beg nowadays widout gettin' hurt."— Philadelphia Record. Pedestrian—"What's all this fuss abont in ths.t house—wedding?" Resident—"No. A new baby arrived last night and all the women in the neighborhood are going into ecstacies over it" "Who is that tall man all the women are crowding around?" "He is a minister, come to fix a date .for the christening." "And who is that short man who attracts so much attention?" "He is the doctor." v "Ah, I see. That .no-account fellow, who is being pushed out of the way or run over is the butler, I presume?" "No; he is the father."—Tit-Bits. "Can you forgive me and love me still?" said the newly-made bride, "when I confess that my teeth are artificial?" "Thank heavens!" cried the groom, as he snatched off his wig, "now I can cool my head."—Tit-Bits. Mrs. Henpeck—"No doubt the ancients were considered wise because there wero fewer temptations in those days." Henpeck—"Why, my dear, the proportion of women in the world must have been about the same."—Life. Ediths"What's a good way to keep an objectionable suitor from proposing? Ethel—"Just hint that you would accept him if he did."—Judge. R A. WADE, Chleato's Great .Criminal lawyer. Cured of Rhenmatlmi and KIdsay HSMS* ' hy Dodd's Kidney Fills. short, exclaiming: "You scoonral! Hob daur ye read a newspaper wi* the Bible twang!" There is a little 4-year-old boy in Ann Arbor who is constantly getting his parents into not water. Not long ago his mother brought him to Detroit to visit hig relatives.. One evening the family and a few friends' were gathered together to hear some selections ou a new gramophone. All were listening atten- tivelj- to a particularly pleasing song- when a small voice was heard coming from the depths of a huge armchair: "Uncle John; turn that thing off; that song makes me sick." But that was nothing compared to the shock his mother received while attending service in one of the Woodward avenue churches the following Sunday. The minister had got about half through his sermon when this same small voice piped out: "Mamma, let's go home. I don t believe a word that man is saying." — Detroit Free Press. She — "Of course, if I go to the theater with you I shall have a chaperon." He— "Why, I didn't suppose "that was necessary." "Mamma says it depends upon the man." — Brooklyn Life. The editor of a country newspaper always did his best to arouse the patriotism of his readers, relates Tit-Bits. One day a compositor came in from the composing room and planted himself before him. "Well, sir," he said, "I have determined to enlist," With mingled sensations of pride and responsibility the editor replied that, although sorry to part with such a good compositor, he was glad to see that he felt the call of duty. "Oh, it isn't that," answered the compositor; "but I'd rather be shot than try to set any capf your copy." COMPANY OWNED CITY. A Plat on File at Fond du Lao Recalls a Famou* Case In Brown County. Fond du Lac, Wis., Nov. 20'.—[Special.]—There is on file in the clerk of the court's office in this city a plat which was closely linked with the early history •of Fond du Lac, being a description of what is now known as the city proper an'd town. The plat U a portion of'the records of a case that was tried in Brown county, in what is now the city of Green In November, 1S35, prominent citizens of Green Bay organized what was known as the Fond du Lac company, which had for its object the buying and selling of real estate at or near the head of Lake Winnebago, in Brown county, Wisconsin territory. By the 1st of January, 1830i the company owned 3705 acres of land, in what is today the city and town of Fond du Lac. The first officers of the association were James Duane Doty, president, and af terwards elected the first governor of Wisconsin; when it was admitted to statehood; David Jones, George McWilliams, F. F. Hamilton and W. H. Bruce, directors. It was surveyed in 1835 and was named the town of Fond du Lac. When the land was surveyed and platted into lots and blocks, there was not a building to be found. In 1836 the company erected the first bouse on a piece of land where North Brooke street is now situated. It was a double log house and the object of building the house was to provide a place of entertainment for travelers and to start the settlement. In all of. the plans Doty was the moving spirit, and he chose the head of the lake, believing that the Fond du Lac and Bock rirers could be connected by canal, thus opening a continuous waterway from Green Bay to the Mississippi, the- greater share of trade then going toward the river. Both streams were larger than now and the plan seemed a most reasonable one.. On February 19, 1S14, a suit in chancery was instituted by Mason C. Darling, a stockholder, against the company, in the district court of Brown county, Andrew G. Miller, judge. Tbe action was brought to have the company dissolved and asked that the assets be distributed among the stockholders. In the following month Edward Pier, afterwards the first postmaster of Fond du Lac, was named as receiver of the company. In 1S4(> Master in Chancery Ellis sold all the lands and town lots of the company that had not been disposed 1 of previous to the commencement of the suit by Darling. An act was later passed to repeal an act entitled "An act to incorporate the Fond dn-Lac company, approved February 9, 1812." which was as follows: Be It enacted by the council of the House of Representatives of tbe territory of Wisconsin, Section 1: That the act entitled "An act to Incorporate the Fond da Lac company approved February B, 1842, is hereby repealed. Provided that said company shall be liable for all debts which may have been contracted by said company, in as full and ample manner as If this act had not been passed. Approvetl February 8, 1846. From that time the company became a thing of the past. Chicago, III., Sept 5,1899. The Dodds Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. Y. ^ Gehtlemenr—I suffered from Rheumatism and Kidney Troubte^for- years. My condition grew gradually worse, in spite of my efforts to improve it, and finally I became totally blind. I consulted different physicians, but none of them could-cure me. My case seemed tabe hopeless. My physician finally advised me to try. Dodd's Kidney Pills, and I am now glad to say that I am ,eure9- My eyesight is restored, the Rheumatism has disappeared, and my kidneys appear to be in as good condition as before 1 was attacked with disease. I am as well every way as ever I was. Dodd'8 Kidlay p]n« core ill Dise»e* of tbe Kidney*. N«T»i 10 fail. Sold br Dealer! in Medicine, SO cenU a box or llx.lwxe* I Seatoa receipt of pr !ce by The Dodds Medicine Co., Buffalo, N.Y. A Brooklyn lady has long been afflicted with, habitual constipation, p'nysics were only a temporary and painful relief. Her bowels would sometimes refuse to move for an entire week. She asked-her druggist for advice, and be recommended Ripans Tabules. She took them and now writes: " The- result was wonderful, cdn* sidering my case. My bowels now move regularly and without pain." A. new ftyla packet eoataJoinff raHUPinTABUIZl to A paper ew<0tt (without flM) il now for It3» tttamm dragitorea ro»fir»cEiT8. TnJa low-priced sort is lataadadfor th0 poor and th»economical. OM ' ot ton flr^oenl c»rton» <1» t*tmla) can bcliad or mall br Mndlng- forty-debt cantata tha BmuraOr OOMTAXT, £0.10 8nro>« street, Nem* Torfc—or a ilncla eartoa (zn ttnua)wl21 be Mat for fire oaaiaV - i Popularity of the Trolley. The trolley line in Kingston, Jamaica, wich replaced the old mule drawn cars last April, has already built up traffic to such an extent that more cars have been ordered. A comparatively novel feature of the Kingston system is that market- men are carried for reduced fares and .ride in "trailers" attached to the other cars.—Xew York Tribune. The debility of David Duggins baa been completely cured. David Duggins lives in the town of Jones, Ohio County, Kentucky. From there he writes: and soured old women. •How dare you be so cruel and I never did anything of the sort! (Aside.) I shall have to cry, I see; he is so pig-headed 1 (Crying.) It is very unkind of you, and Fll nsver forgive you—never! Captain—Hang it all. she's crying! I hat* to see a girl do that. I've been a brute not to make it up when she almost asked me to. (AloodJ 'Hiss DnrriBgton, I bee your pardon; I?didn't mean, what 1 said. Pleasa look «n. Madee—Go awajj ^(SobbingJ. J inow now:*h»t ybu neveryoved ;m«, -or tV ^^ j **. j. 'ed the highest class securities before they let go. I know of banks in different parts of the country which had the hardest kind ot a time in realizing money. And yet ther held securities that ordinarily would have been "negotiable anywhere. The sharps took advantage of the situation. They were making a rich harvest of it, but. the government has stonped their game." _ . "^ Dam Give*) "Way. Stonghton, Wis- Nor. 20.— The Stonghton Mill company's dam gave way abont 8 o clock this morning, entailing a kiss to fte company of about $1000. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St Pan! Railway company will also suffer quite a loss to aide trades running to the mill and lumber jardt,, being washed oufc- A. large |orc6 ( ha» beenjat -jrork •• Mrs. Smitem— "Bobby, you bad boy^ have yon been fighting with Tommy Slimson again? Dear, dear! I shall have to get you a new suit" Bobby— "That's nothing, ma. You ought to see Tommy Slimson. His ma may have to get her a new boy."— Tit-Bit*. This i* what the Cleveland boy wrote in the Plain Dealer abont the dachshund: "The dachshund Is a dorg notwith- standin' appeerencis. He has fore legs, two in front an' two behind, an' they aint on speekin' terms. I wnnst made a dockshound out of a cowcnmber an' fore matchis, an* it lookt as nacheral -as life. Dockshonnds is farely intelligent consid- eriu' thare shaip. Thare brains beln' so far away from thare tales it bothers them sum to wag the lattnr. I wnnst noo a dockshound who wut too impa- shunt to wate till he cood signal the hole length of his boddy when he wanted to wag his tale, so he maid it up with his tale thet when ha wanted jt to wag he would shake his rite ear. an' when the tale seen it 'shake it wood wag. But as fer me, gimme a boll pup with a peddy- grte." - :o: The celebrated soprano was In the middle of her solo when little Johnny <aid to bis mother, referring to the conductor of the orchestra: "Why does that man hit at the woman with his stick?" "He is not hitting at her," replied hia mother; "keep rt?" "Well, t&n, what is she "When I began taking -Medical Discovery, I ha< debility of three years' three bottlei of the 'Dia- Dr. Pferce'i Golden nenroas or general duration. I took corny.* During the time I was talc- ing it my sleep became more refreshing and I gained fifteen pounds in weight, and also gained strength every , day. It haabeen six months sinceltook the- medicine and I atffl have good health." Tfl'jE WHEELS STOPPED. hollerbv so fort"—New York Times. A party of young men and women wen bicycling along a-coontry road.* lit was-, a .sketching <las»£»ays. tire JToothV Oom- amon, and«r«t3;ey» was wide t)pen for When a man gets run-down it is hard work .to run him up again unless the whole condition of his system is first changed. That is what tie "Golden Medical Discovery" does for him It begins by removing from his .digestive all poisonous, effete matter. It -gives tone to nis stomaclif activity to his liver, cleanliness to his bowefe. While this work is going on the " Discovery " also mpnifff^* its potency through the blood and nerves. It fills the blood with rich, -red corpuscles and »**A* fh*m vig- orQnsly. cifctu&ting all- over *fr* body to soothe and nonnsh the tired, abused, screeching nerves. When a [man ha* nervous prostration it isn't his nerves Oat are wrong. If s his blood. Bad. blood comes from bad digestiorfc-bad stomach, bad liver, bad kidneys. Br. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery win put all these organs in "Golden Medical Discov- good order. ery ''contains no alcohol IB any fbrm. It t» entirely free from, opium and other narcoticsand contains neither sugar nor rsyrop which are injnnoii>tosam»ttom- ach*v WIttaot*ny of these ' -- "~ it retains |ts pleasant taste onalrtoin any,cSmate and,under afi; Artariv«£«-^^^«i--.r&^;^'. .jffJi'i r ^ ^ Kanosha People Held Many Shares In tho Perpetual Motion Machine). Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 20,— [Special.]— The failure of the invention of F. H. Otto of Somers, commonly known as "Perpetual Motion" Otto, has created a great deal of interest in this city, on account of the fact that nearly all the shares in the long-worked-on perpetual- motion machine were held by citizens of the city, and could the amount be expressed by the amount represented in the shares in the invention now outstanding, the loss will amount to many hundred thousand dollars. Since the failure of the old man's cherished dream has been announced many people have been found who are holders of the shares in the invention. Some of them have large amounts, and one. man has been found who has paper of the inventor to the sum of over $10,000. But no one blames the old man and no one has ever questioned his sincerity. He never forced anyone to buy the shires in the proposed machine, but always certain that the machine would prove the greatest invention of the century, he held that the people were highly favored when he permitted them to hold the stock in the invention which had caused him so many years of work and worry. "Perpetual Motion" Otto was one of the most peculiar characters that have ever lived in Kenosha county. He was one of tbe earliest set- tiers hi the town of Somers, and as loag as the oldest settler can remember he has always been engaged in the manufacture* of his wonderful machine which was to make; a revolution in the world of mechanics. At the time of the war he was reputed to be wealthy. He lived alone in hig little home on a farm, but the labors of the farm held little interest for him. and most of his time was spent '" a little workshop in which he toiled over The plans of his invention. It is asserted by those who know the old man that the first parts of the machine, which he nas acknowledged to be a failure, were made over fifty years ago. All his life since that/tane has been spent in revising plans king pieces. His fortune was soon'epfcnt in his work. TheSuvention became known to the. world about three year;! ago when Otto moved to Kenosha and rented a. little room in one of the second-class howls in the city. At tbe dead of night the^ machine was carried from hl» home in Somers to- the city and set up in a little alcove of the room, 'When 'the an* nouneement of the invention was made everyone suspected that the old man was at unsound mind, bat he never intruded in the provinces- of otherr«and, seemed-* content to-work- < * the wonderful invention. He was very '-enthusiastic over the invention and the' enthusiasm was catching. The shares, of ,, stock went rapidly. Everybody bought them as men at a race coarse purchase " pools on a long shop. ' At last, with the' assistance ot money secured in this manner, the invention was completed and notices were-sent out tn the shareholder!? that it would be started on its never-ending ran; The little room of the inventor was crowded.. with the holders of shares in the machine. It was the triumph of his Hfej. and as he started the wheels to moving; on tbe memorable occasion* there were - ui.t e few in the crowd of people abont. who thought the invention was not only "•''_ a success, but that It was a practical me- . cess. Tbe wheels ran-and day after, day passed. The old man was the henr ot - 1 " , the hour. But the dream ended, thevi-gjj wheels stopped again, and with all hfs»< J patience and hard work tbe old inventors i was never able to get them statt"^ Finally he gave up and a short time l __ .„ , he moved the machine back to the Httie <:„ cottage on the farm. But the old man is not alone disappoint— ,..;; ed, for there are hundreds of people all, ever southern Wisconsin who had a share" cr two in the invention to whom the aa~ nonncement of the failure will come as. n blast to long-cherished hopes. One of the shareholders in speaklnji of the mati. ter said that at least half a million dol-- Icrs' worth of shares had been sold in the invention. , Otto has not Uwt his innntive mind or .,, account of the failure, but now annooncea * ' \ that he is working on a plan to develop^.--x^ f fictional power which wfl( not h* a '*"" * failure. _ ~* f A * ^ > ? One fear Too- Soon.- *"t-«rf New York, Nov. 17.—A special dispatchf to the Journal and AdverHseS^f Washington says: "The shower of onids will not occur this season^ ' brilliant spectacle, has been, annot one year too sojrf." •" ««/,< This anaomfcement has Just fteeahi by Dr/J». J. Bee, one of the. u vaneed astronomers in the gover service. Dr. See has charge of tl ty-siz-inch equatorial telescope at 1 val •observatory. He intimated i was able to reach a conclusion eu. ing the Leonids based upon oatefttli nomieal calculations that-would-1 monize with the views heretofo astronomers. He stated withj tiveness that the meteoric dis has been' a' mere sputter thht • be repeated- at about thia c ber next year, .with; a bi equal, if not superior, to : -century display* withs wi* world ia* been ft ~ ~*

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