Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa on September 18, 1933 · Page 7
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Ames Daily Tribune from Ames, Iowa · Page 7

Ames, Iowa
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Monday, September 18, 1933
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AJCtt DAILY TWBUlTE-TniW. AMEi, IOWA, KOKIHY, UPTXM11E 18 RING THE By JOHN ELY BRIGGS Lessen No. 3. How Iowa Was Discovered Tt l««rn about Z«ln»1*n M IxpMitltn Tbt bargain had jiut b««n na4«. "What are tb« •Mt«ra bouu<U of Louialtat?" Mktd th« Amtricwi diplomat. "I do not know," r«plitd tb* Of court* both katw that the territory of the Unittd SUUi «t*nd- •d to th« Miiilatippi river, but tb« bouadariu of Spanish Florida w«r« uncertain and th« upt*r end of the Misiiaaippl had not b^n definitely located. Not long t/ter Lewia sod Clark set out to explore the northweit- era part of the I/ouUlan* purchase, young Lieut. Zebulon M. Plk« wu ordered to Uke 20 men and find tbe beadwateri of the Miuiisippi, Minionarici and fur trader* bad uaed tbe upper Mi»ii»ilppi as a highway for more than a century, but curiously no one had cared where it began, While exploring the Mississippi to ita source, Lieutenant Pike was also directed to notice the character ol the country along tbe way, locate quarries and mines, win the friendship of tbe Indians, and select sites for forts, HU Journal of the trip tells much about Iowa 128 years ago, when the Stars and Stripes first waved over these prairies. Unlike Lewis and Clark, who discovered no Indians or white men living in the Iowa country, Pike found Sauk, Fox, and Sioux villages as well as a few traders on the west bank of the Mississippi It was on Aug. 20. 1805, that Pike passed the mount of the Des Moines river and began tbe difficult ascent of the rapids above. The explorers had just passed the most dangerous reef when three canoe* appeared, bearing an American agent, a French interpreter, and 19 Indians, who had come to help get the big boat over the rocks. At the head of the rapids, after fighting .the treacherous water for 11 miles, they came to a Sauk village on the west bank of the river where Montrose is now located. Nearby they noticed a email apple orchard and learned that it belonged to the interpreter, Louis Honore Tesson, who lived there on a piece r>( land given to him by the Spanish government. The next day, at a solemn council, Pike explained (o the principal Sauk warriors that the land on both eldee of the river belonged to the United States, that he had come with his soldiers to shake hands with the Indians, that he had a good opinion of the Sauks, and he hoped they would live 'in peace. To prevent strife among the Indians and maintain friendly relations between red men and white, the government planned to keep soldiers on the frontier^ Moreover, the British might make war on the United States and try to take the Mississippi yifljsy. For these reasons forts along the river "were considered necessary. The present site of Carpo Park in Burlington appealed to Pike as "a very handsome situation for a garrison." The "mountain" which afforded a splendid view of the river and the prairies of Illinois, was crowned with oak Umber and had "five springs bursting from it." One day, when the explorers Lieut. Zcbulon M. Pik* casionally they fired a blunderbuss as a signal to the lost men, and every night they camped on the Iowa side of the river, but neither the dogs nor the men returned. Pait tbe mouth of tbe Iowa river, put Muicatme island on which they camped one night, around tbe great bend where they had to tow the boat against a cold north wind, and still the missing soldiers had not overtaken the expedition. It wag tbe twenty^eventh of August, Just a week from the day they reached Iowa, that the expedition camped on the present site of Davenport. Early the next morning Pike took advantage of a stiff breeze, hoisted a sail, and ran the rapids above Rock Island at a Men Patients Lets Bother • Than Women MILWAUKEE, WU. — M'en patients are less bother in a hospital than wom«n, Rev. T- A. Hyde, of Chrijst hospital, Jersey City, N. J., said here at tne American hospital association convention. "Most nurses are more anxious to attend men than women," Rev. Hyde said. "Women are more choosey and particular and less patient." Men, the physician said, resign themselves to illness more readily than women. were near the present border of what is now Des Moines county, the lieutenant and a. corporal went ashore to hunt, The sun was unusually hot and not a breath of air was stirring the high grass. Before long Pike missed Ms two favorite dogg and tho he called and whistled, they did not come. When he returned to the boat and told of his Joss, two soldiers volunteered to search for the dogs. Haurs pagE- ed, and the men did not return, yet they knew that Pike's boat "never waited for any person on shore." On up tbe river toiled the explorers, one day in the glaring sun aud the next in pouring rain. Oc- Library Notes Several new biographies of more than ordinary merit have been re ceived at the Ames public*library during tbe summer. They are re. viewed here for the benefit of patrons who hav been away and may Rushing Food Market Phone 329 — We Deliver Our 7th Anniversary Specials 25c Prices are good until Thursday night. Here are a few representative " sale prices— SWANSDOWN CAKE FLOUR . . . P & G SOAP, 10 bars , .. K - C. BAKING POWDER TOMATO SOUP, Campbell's, 3 for. . I.G.A. CORN SYRUP, 49c; 19C No. PEARS, fcv ington, boxes PRU.VES. extra fancy, lugs ..... PEACHES. Colorado, boxes $2.89 95c $!.« In the Market SIRL01X STEAV, Ib ............. PURK LARD, 2 Ibs .......... SLAB BACON, sugar cured, |h. . PORK STEAK. Ib ............. \VKINBKS, Ib ............. HAMBURttKR, Ib .............. PORK SAUSAGE, Ib .............. PORK UVKR, Ib .............. lie W/2C W/2C W/2C IOC IOC not have seen them. "British Agent" by R. Bruce Lockbart is a very frank story of an English journalists'* attempt to preserve diplomatic relations between England and Russia at the time of the World war and the Russian revolution. This young man shows a keen grasp of the affairs of that day and does not seek to make of himself a more heroic figure than he actually was. Besides revealing the author's personality the .book explains England's attitude at the beginning of the pres- .ent Russian government admirably. Katharine Anthony has done a splendid piece of work in her life of Marie Antoinette, written for the average reader, and uncluttered by foot notes and unnecessary references to history. The queen, always more or less of an enigma, here comes to life as a very normal person, whose unfortunate marriage forced her to try to be a different person than she was in-. tended by nature to be. "The Scottish Queen" by Gorman while describing the evf nts in the .life of the unfortunate Mary, is more addicted to statistics and not quite so readable. Marquis James, whose biography of Sam Houston, "The Raven."'was so highly praised, has now written a life of Andrew Jackson which presents the stony general in the rugged colors that suit him best. Grand Duke Alexander completes bis trilogy with "Always a Grand Duke." The earlier volumes. "Once a Grand Duke" and "Twilight of Royalty" have bfen in circulation constantly since they were received at the library. reflections which he drew upon continually for his books. He read widely and knew an immense number of people. ,It is fascinating to watch his opinions tajcing form out of his observation, Bis reading and the material he plucked from the people he knew. Sometimes Bennett seems almost a paragon of vanity, greed, avarice and bigotry—but once in a while he suffers, and duly records, strange gusts of dissatisfaction with himself—why struggle for fame and money? why cant life fame and money? why can't life at bis writing with all the deadly patience of • monk. And if he sought physical luxury he strove also for self-discipline; if he sought a contented mind he sought also to know that mind thoroly. Writing was easy for Bennett— fatally easy. Hundreds of thousands of words a year, thousands day in and day out But he wrote immensely round and round his central self—and never quite reached it. We never quite know the essential man. Answers to Test Questions reckless speed. If tbe boat bad struck a rock it certainly would haVe sunk. That night Pike camped about where Le Claire In now located, aad ttn next morning had break- fist with some Indians there, This was the first Fox village he had discovered. H* rather expected to fiBd his mining soldiers tbere, but notbing had been sera of them. It was Sunday, Sept. 1. whea tbe expedition arrived at tbe "Mines of Spain" where Julien DubuQue had been digging lead for several years. Like Tesson, he had obtained a large tract of land from the Spanish government and established a permanent residence in the Iowa country. Tho Dubuaue greeted Pike very courteously, he was suspicious of tbe explorer and fearful that the American government would take his land. The crafty little Frenchman was very cautious in answering questions about the mines. Just as Pike-was preparing to embark, the lost soldiers arrived with a French interpreter and two Indians. For six days they bad wandered about with notbing to eat but clams before they met a trader who gave them some food and sent them to the Fox village. The friendly chief supplied them with moccasins and ordered two of his braves to take them and the Frenchman up the river in pursuit of their comrades. At Prairie du Chien, Pike stopped four days to transfer his supplies to two smaller boats, hold a council with the Winnebago Indians, and select a site for a fort. The spot which the lieutenant recommended for fortification was a high hill on the west side of the Mississippi overlooking the mouth of tbe Wisconsin river. To this day it is known as Pike's hill, near McGregor. While he attended to official duties his soldiers "beat all the villagers jumping and hopping." Hoping to complete his exploration before the end of winter, Pike resumed his Journey. After a very friendly council at a large Sioux village near the mouth of the Upper Iowa river, the expedition moved on up-stream beyond tbe border' of Iowa. All fall and winter, Pike explored the region above the falls of St. Anthony, enduring terrible lardships, and finally decided that he Mississippi arose at Leech lake. It was the sixteenth of April, 1806, when he arrived at tbe Upper Iowa river on bis homeward ,rlp. Twelve days later, elated by inding two letters from Mrs. Pike at the trading post opposite-Teson's orchard, he rowed all night and r-ssed the mouth of the Des Moines river. Activity Hints 1. Why was it important to dis- ;over the source of tbe Mississippi? 2. Locate on a" map the places where Pike found Indian villages, Spanish land grants, and fort sites in Iowa, 3. What kind of a place would •ou have selected for a fort? 4. Find out all you can about lebulon M. Pike. 5. Read Cornelia Meigs' book, As the Crow Flies." Because... we use only fine center leaves, no stems, no stalks We actually discard 86 % of the tobacco plant. Because we use only the fine center leaves—no stem—no stalk. And each Lucky comes to you fully packed with ripe, mellow, choice tobaccos- round and firm—no loose ends. Is it any wonder that Luckies are always so mild~-*o smooth? OF THE TOBACCO PLANT AtHStYS tkejinest tobaccos ALWAYS thefmest workmanship ALWAYS luchiesplease/ ch" JS-^ft^i&«&S^^ it's toasted " FOR BETTER TASTE-FOB THROAT PROTECTION . Tin iiurfett ToJuw Cesouf. 1. Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, 2. Surrounding the South Pole. 3. Limited monarchy. 4. Swiss. j 5. Minnesota. j 6. Antares. j 7. Greek god of the lower world. S. An Chicago. 9. George Henry Bern, 10. Forty-eight. DOES BIG WASH IN K HOUR! 16 SHIRT CAPACITYI American merchant of Bright Spots in Business iy UNITED PRESS Sears Roebuck and company report sales for the four weeks "ended Sept. 10 of $22,548,264. up IS >er cent from the corresponding 1932 jeriod. Davenport Hoisery Mills inc. incrtases its quarterly dividend rate from 12 1-2 cents to 50 cents a share on common stock. Virginia Railway earns July net ncome of $309,708, against S10S,- 42 in July 1932. By ROBERT MURRAY One of the most singular personalities of our time is to some degree revealed in the more voluminous than luminous journals of the late Arnold Bennett. Bennett, carefully set about mak. ing a career in letters, planned out his life, gave all Ms energies to literary problems and achieved one of the great commercial successes in literature. Naively determined to make a fortune " in literature, Bennett shrewdly calculated the most effective strokes to achieve that end He apportioned his time between Potboilers and serious works, He studied the trends of demand and made of himself an efficient machine for grlndlns out. sensational ffcliMj. At the end of each year ™,/ a ? 5fu i ly nofA(1 how many words h« had written, how much money he had mndc. He wurloo, life md franWy >r-f cash to secure |» . , Int ° h '» Jo »™al dump- vut l.«p of nervations *nd Alton Railroad reports August net income of J114.S31, against deficit of 198,618 in August last year. Merchants and Miner* Transportation company increased quarterly dividend rate from 37 1-2 cents to 40 cents a share. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS S. P. Fogdall & wf. to Equitable Life Ins. Co. W. D. W% SW% Sec. 1"; E% SE*4 & N.Wtt SE*4 Sec. 18 and part lot 1 in JTV^ NW'/i Sec; 20-84-24. Arthur Francis wf. to A. L. Brouhard W. D. N% of N% of lot 13, Blk. 7, George & Little's S. Div. of Ames; N^i N% of Lot 14. Blk. 2 of W 3-4 of N% NWtf tfW»4 Sec. 9-83-24 (Ex. E. 60 ft.) A. L Bronhard & wf. to Wm. Arthur Francis ct al, N. 60 ft. of N. 120 ft. of Lots in & 14, Blk. 2, George & Littles S-Div. Ames. J. L. Boatman & wf. to Ames, Bids. & Loan Assn. W. D. Lot 2. : Ridgewood Add. to Ames. j Amelia J. BoltensUrr, to Homer I B. & Mary A. Jones, W. D. E. 123 ft. of Lot 2, Blk 6, Lincoln Place Add. to Ames. Harry & Sybil Allrn to Dorothy Allen, W, D., lots 1 A 2, of NE^ SEU 8*0. 23.84-24. H, A. Munn, tnixtpc, (o Amca Hl<1g. ft'Loan Ansn., Q. C. I)., W'/4 of Lot 9, Blk. 3. Lees Add to Ames. Tliornas Brooks ft al to Mar Sard Brooks. Q, C. D., Lof 10 nik. 7, OrlR. town of Am™, lown. WARDS NEW GIANT-TUB This new Ward Washer saves you work and backaches! Its tub is bigger - 23" wide! It gets the big tubful snowy white in only 6 minutes! That means a week's wash for 6 people done in half an hour! And talk about value! Porcelain tub. No center post to tangle or tear clothes! 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