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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 29, 1899
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\* tJEPBttDES MOINESiALQQNA^IQWA, WEDNESDAY NOVMMBM* 29, lg0D. THOUGHTS FOR THANKSGWHG EZRA'S THANKSGIVING Ip, Thanksgivin' Day is playin' out er so it seems to me, ir it don't make no comparison to what it use' to be; lough the turkey and the mince pies is the same we've alw'ys known, i' I'm here, an' Sary Ellen, but we're eatin 1 'em alone. the buildin' of the railroads thet hefl made it that-a-way— let hes ttick our children from us an hes sp'ilt our holiday- out their wild shameerles about lan's that can't be beat |bt whar cyclones digs the taters, an whar chinch bugs mows the wheat). by, it use 1 to be thet y.oungst§ca ,dldn seem to want to go 6m the homestead of the ol' folks WE'RE EATING 'EM ALONE, any more'n a mile er so; |ey 'iid take things 'twas given 'm, an' they'd settle thar .an' stay, ' they'd fill the homestid table when it come Thanksgivin' Day. me! yes, them times Is ended! Little Sary married fust, Jim Medders 'lowed he'd take her out to Idyho er bust, he bustid, an' I've ben a-sendln' money ever sence, pugh it's more fer little Sary thet I care than the expense. 'then Chrlssy went to Texas— Chrissy alw'ys was our pride, |b.e ( headed off some cattle, an' he "'Ijjurt his spine an' died. Sammy's in the city, an' that gji't so fur away, 1 writ us that a baby's brought their Thanksgivin' Day! R-rrered down the table, bein' ^ourselves, you see, ^ r turkey'll las' forever, jes' fer ry an"fer me; , ; raisins in the mince pie, gught fer Sammy's special ' didn't come to eat 'em, sorter to be a waste. j|) railroads tuck 'em from us, '.' we're all alone at last, Miksgivin's like I told yen, jest .mem'ry of the past; 're countln', me an' Sary, on a tetter place, an' then ,1 have a big Thanksgivin', an' e childr'n home again. A. B. P. -tinkle, tinkle-tinkle, tinkle- lading man engaged in an at- f remove a black spot from his aval by means of an applica- vhlte grease paint, paused and i mandolin," he fiald. "That's •rinkle. We've had all kinds of this company since we started ifythlng from cigarettes to bl- ho's the musician, I wonder? , Jenksl • Jenks! Who's the gon?" [was a step in the narrow pas- that lod to the dressing jnd Jenks, the property man, in the doorway. "Sh!" he it BO loud. The old man'll it iding man started. "The old you say—not Merriam?" terriam," Jn a whisper. |adjng man sat on his trunk, me," he said. "The An- |rlner tinkling a mandolin. ; prepared to see Father Time Sentimental ditties on a Jew's lid not laugh, a fact which sober the other man. "It's rjge to me," said the property &vely; "I says to Mrs. Jenks lore I left the hotel, says I, ^ks, you know what night this ji&nksgiving,' she says. 'Why, ays I, 'and it'll be a hard night pr old man,' says Mrs. Jenks, j' of a tear. 'Poor old man, I he'll be playing of his mando- Jn.' 'That he will, 1 says I. 'hasn't missed it, as near as I for thirty years. As sure jsgiving night comes, Just so gets out that old mandolin of tinkles away. And it's always ae tune. God! But it does fpy mind go hack. I'll never for- get the first time he played it You see, me and Merriam have been together, ott and on, so long that I know his story moijt as well a« he does him self. Not that ha ever talks about it To-night, after the show, that Instrument '11 go back to the bottom of his trunk, and it won't come out again till this time next year." The leading man was all ears. "Thirty years ago I was stage doorkeeper at the old California theater. Now, the stage doorman ain't so unimportant as some folks think. There's mighty little goes on that he don't know something about He gets the flowers flrst, and he usually sees the cards. He's a good friend to the actor when the actor's a friend to him, and he can do a favor now and then that's worth the while. "Merriam w,as . Just beginning to climb up the ladder in those 'days. Ho had come into the stock \hree years before as utility, but he was a handsome chap, with brains and ambition to back his good looks, and it wasn't long before he got to playing leads. Say, when Merriam went on as Romeo at the matinees you couldn't see three rows in front of you itof the bonnets. Mrs. Jenks used to live in a regular garden those days, for Merriam wouldn't have none of the flowers the silly girls used to send him. When I'd offer to bring them home to him he'd laugh, and tell me he. reckoned my wife cared more for flowers than he did. ' "But I often noticed that he came into the theater with a big bunch of violets or roses that he'd bought himself to give to the little woman who played opposite parts to htm. I asked him once why he didn't give her the flowers the girls sent him, instead of spending money that way. I took a kind of fatherly interest in Merriam in those days. Lord bless you, to look at him now you'd think he was my grandfather. He looks that old. "Well, I seen how things was going with him and Nellie Moore, and everybody else seen it, too. When she was on. the stage he stood In the wings, and his eyes followed every move she made. I remember one of the women saying that it was worth while to have a man care for you like that, and certainly Nellie seemed to like It. She came to me one afternoon—that Thanksgiving I'm telling you about— and said that she was too tired to go home after the matinee. She asked me if I'd run across the way and order dinner for her. Then she whispered ;n my ear that, she wanted. It serye,d 'or two, and asked if I couldn't fix a sunch light on the stage, so she and aerriam could have a cozy Thanksgiv- ng dinner all alone. "Of course I done it for her, and while they were eatln' I went over to my boardin" house. There was to bs I WANT YOU TO LEARN IT. a change of bill that night, so I came ack early to get my props in shapo, .s I had them to attend to as well as ooklng after the door. When I came mck to the theater I heard Nellie Moore playin' a mandolin. She was ilways fond of music and carried the nstrument around with her. 1 'Now you try,' she said, and Mer- •iam answered that he didn't know'a lote. " Til teach you,' she said. There's in air I want you to learn and remem- ier.' "'All right,' said Merriam, and he ook th? mandolin from her. She howed him where lo place his fingers 1 kept humming the tune until he ould play it with only one or two ireaks. Then she went to her dress- ng room to get ready, and Merriam at there thrummtng .until the half lour was called. "That night there was a good deal f hand-shaking, and the word went .round that there was to be a weddin' t Christmas. "The next night on my way to the aeater !• noticed a crowd around the tage door, and heard talk of a runway. I hurried up, and as I did so ilerriam came out, his face as white s a ghost's. " 'For God's sake, get a, doctor, enks!' he cried. "I rushed to the nearest drug store, nd, luckily, found one there. When ve got back to the stage door Merriam vas waiting, and, without a word, he ed us to a sofa in the wings on which Nellie Mopre was lying. The doctor jent down over her for a minute, shook is head and said he was too late. "An understudy played Juliet that night and Merriam as usual was the Romeo. The au.dienpe didn't know the real reason for the change, but in th* tomb scene I don't see ho* they eould help feeling it "Those bt ltd who Saw it from th« wings win never forget it The .women were in hysterics and tne .stage hand* and flymen were nearly as bad. I ddn'l know how Merriam ever lived through it, but this 1 do know. $t« Wft* & different nlail from that night H» seemed to lose all his ambition and he withered up so, that when 1 -met httt at a rehearsal two jreare later, 1 hardly knew him. He was bent much as yon see him now, and was playing character old men. fivery year he dropped down further, until they Wouldn't truil him with anything better than Mtt and servants. Yes,' sir, and that old man has played Romeo with the beat of them." The story was finished, but the mandolin still tinkled. The leading man's face was drawn, and Jenks sat thinking. Perhaps the former was thinking of his own high tide of prosperity, and of what the future had in store tor him. But sympathy and curiosity are closely allied, and soon the two men were tiptoeing through the passageway. They paused before the old actor's room. A ray .of light filtered through a crack in the thin pine door. Merriam was dressed and made up for A CROWD AROUND THE STAGE DOOR. a comedy servant. His green livery coat hung on a peg on the wall, and ;he red wig with which he covered his own white hair lay on the dressing ale before him. There, too, was a laded photograph of a pure-faced girl n the dress of Juliet. The actor was jent over his mandolin and the lead- ng man now caught the tune for the flrst time, broken, but recognlzaVe. 'When other hearts and other lipa Their tales of love shall tell, Then you'll remember, you'll -emom- ber " Twang! There was the sound of a broken string. "First act! All up for the flrst act!" The callboy came tumbling down the passage and the listeners hurried up to he stage. A few minutes later the callboy, came up, too, and he found he stage manager fuming. "Where's Merriam?" he cried. "I ,an't hold the curtain all night for that doddering old fool. Hurry him up, 111 you?" The boy disappeared, and reappeared almost instantly. "Mr. Merriam's " The tears hoked his voice and he got no further, ["he stage manager made a rush for he stairs. Ten minutes later he came ip dressed for tlie comedy servant, jut the man whose name was down >n the bills for the part lay in his- .ressing room clutching an old mandolin, with his eyes fixed on a faded holograph. •So-Called Filipino Cabinet Bfokeh Beyond Hope of Reconstruction. OFFICIALS ARE PRISONERS, i*rettd«nt of Insurgent Concfofci Surrender* to Americans—Agnln&ldo Said to Have Doubled on ilia Track* In the Hop* of Avoldlnf Capture. Manila, Nov. 67.—Senor Buencamino, a former member of the so-called cabinet of Agulnaldo.has been brought to Gen. Otis, a prisoner on board the transport Brutus. He had sought refuge in a village near San Fabian with Aguinaldo's mother and son. The natives disclosed his iden-> tlty to Major Cronln, who captured him. f Gen. Young Is still in the mountains on the trail of Aguinaldo. Manila, Nov. 27.—Whatever semblance of reality the insurgent.govern- ment ever possessed is fast fading away, and all signs point to the pass- Ing of the power of Agulnaldo. The leader is himself a fugitive, and those who were his abettors In his ambitions are either prisoners In the power of the Americans or else are themselves coming into our camps with-protestations of friendliness and submission. , It is reported that Agrulnaldo has doubled on his tracks, and that Gen. Pio del Pllar is assuming his name. If this is true, Gen. Young is pursuing Plo del Pllar. Gen. Young left San Fernando on Nov. 20 with a troop of cavalry and three companies of Maca- bebes. The capture of the rebel leader whom he is pursuing seems certain. No further reports than those already cabled have been received from Gens. Lawton, Wheaton and Young. They are still pushing toward San Fernando in the province of La Union. Gen. MacArtlmr Is reconnolterlng toward Zambalea. Gen. Hall's command Is engaged In repairing the rallrond to Dagupan. The signal corps will probably have a wire working between Dagupan and San Fabian tomorrow. The Increasing number of Spanish prisoners who are escaping from the Insurgents Is evidence of the demoralization existing among the rebels. It seems that practically all the prisoners will soon be released. The concentration of Insurgents In the province of Cnvite, south of Manila, will probably necessitate another short campaign there. Besides Gen. Hughes' work In the island of Panay, this campaign in Cavite is about the only military operation on a scale of any consequence that remains to be accomplished. ' The Soldiers In Battle. It is not easy for the hearts In darkened rooms today, mourning sons ind brothers to see God's face In the ;loom,. and if we give thanks for )rave men and brave deeds, for the leroism .that faced death unfljuclifng- y In the trenches or on the seas, 'it should be in humility, that the world las not progressed far enough in God's way to be relieved of the curse of war, but we can be unreservedly thankful or the voices that have rung out in all the land for peace. Let us bo thauk- ul that never before have so many men and women been pleading for the right in defiance of the wrong. Never jefore have so many thoughtful ones aced the evils of the .times, the great underlying causes of sin and misery, and sought to solve the knotty Jons of our modern civilization. Servant* l)inn«r> FILIPINOS ARK IIADLV ItltOKKN UP. Thanksgiving dinner in the servants' hall. The butler and housekeeper at be bead and foot of the table. Uon. Otis S»y» Iiifuirgent Government No L<ifi(joc Kxlsts. Washington, Nov. 26.—Gen. Otis summarizes the situation in Luzon in a dispatch to the war department today, in which he says the insurgent government can no longer claim to exist, its troops and officials are scattered and Aguinaldo in hiding. The dispatch follows: "Manila, Nov. 24.—Claim to government by insurgents can be made no longer under any fiction; its treasurer, secretary of interior and president of congress are in our hands; its president and remaining, cabinet officers are in hiding, evidently in different central Luzon provinces; its generals and troops In small bands are scattered through these provinces, acting as ban- ditti, or dispersed, playing the role of 'amlgos' with arms concealed. "Indications are that Aguinaldo did not escape through the lines of Lawton or Wheaton, but fled westward from Bayambong railway station. Telegraphic communication was established probably to San Fabian today; by relaying nine miles of track with ma« tcrial at hand railway, communication to that point was re-established; labor of troops must attend maintenance." SayH f/ W»ir Is Nenrl.v Over. Manila, Nov. 27.—Hantista, president of the Filipino congress, presented himself to Gen. MucArthur Friday and formally renounced all further connection with the insurrection. He was one of the influential Filipinos who hesitated at the beginning of the war as to the side on which to cast his lot. He was offered a judgeship of the Supreme court, but declined. He now announces that he desires to accept the position and says Ihe Filipino congress and cabinet are .scattered, never to reassemble. Some of the members, he adds, have returned to their homes, while others are flying for safety. Many f the congressmen have resigned, and lie believes the Filipino soldiers will iay down their arms everywhere as 'soon as they learn the truth, For n New House Committee. Washington, Nov. 27.—At the caucus of house republicans to be held' on the eve of the opening of congress a proposition will be submitted to add a new committee, to which would be referred all bills relating to laws intended to be enacted for Hawaii, Porto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines. As much legislation will be proposed affecting the territory wrested from Spain this committee would at once become a most Important one, and its chairman a prominent man. To B« Promoted uml Washington, Nov. 27.—The president will ask the incoming congress to pass an act retiring Gen. Shatter with the rank of major-general In the regular army. Jfe has already been retired with, the ranfc of brigadier-®euerai, , VlCfr PR£§IDENt>§ fc«r*montei Took Place • Thl* Afternoon. Paterson, N. J., Nov. 2?.—the bodj of the vice-president lay in state in the library of Carroll hall Friday afternoon and 16,000 persons looked for the last time upon the face of Garret Augustus Hobart. One woman fainted just aftef passing the bier and had to be carried from the room. Many people wept as they gafced oh the face of the dead vice- president The services at the house this afternoon were for the family, the president and his cabinet, members of the senate and house of representatives of the United States, .and intimate personal friends of the family. They began at 2 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Magie, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer. At 2:20 p. m. the following order of exercises was observed at the Church of the Redeemer: Organ prelude; reading of the scriptures and prayer by the Rev/Charles D. Shaw, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church, Paterson; hymn, "Nearer, My God, to Thee," by the Orpheus club; address and prayer by the Revj Dr. Magie; anthem, "Weary Hands," by the Orpheus club; benediction by the Rev. Dr. Magie. The interment will be private, at the convenience of the family, at Cedar Lawn cemetery, Paterson. The following gentlemen officiated at the funeral of their friend and colleague: Personal Pallbearers — John W. Griggs, Edward T. Bell, Franklin Murphy, Gen. Joseph W. Congdon, J. Franklin Fort, George F. Baker, E. A. Walton, Col. William Barbour. Pallbearers from the Senate of the United States—William P. Frye of Maine, M. A. Hanna of Ohio, William J. Sewell of New Jersey, John Kean of New Jersey, C. W. Fairbanks of Indiana, James McMillan of Michigan, John W. Daniel of Virginia and F. M. Hockrell of Missouri. Pallbearers from the House of Representatives of the United States—D. B. Henderson of Iowa. John J. Gardner of New Jersey, H. Wayne Parker of New Jersey, Charles F. Joy of Missouri, W. P. Hepburn of Iowa, John Dalzell of Pennsylvania, George B. McClellan of New York, John F. Rixey of Virginia. French Kxpreiwlon of Friendship. Paris, Nov. 27.—M. Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs, Friday made h public declaration In the chamber of deputies of the friendship of France toward the United States. Ho said as far as politics was concerned, nothing separates America and France. On the contrary, the new commercial treaty concluded "serves as another bond to unite us with a country with which we have been on friendly terms slnces Its existence." M. Delcasse publicly affirmed that the policy of Franco toward China was not for expansion, but for the open door. I>r. 1C. A. Snlioll K Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 27,—The Epworth league disturbance over the official conduct of its secretary, Rev. E. A. Schell.was suddenly terminated Friday. He tendered his resignation to tne board of control. This was done after the board had adopted the report of a committee which said that the unreal in the league seemed to be "due in part to the serious official wrong of the secretary himself; in part to the misconception of the action of the board of control at its meeting at Indianapolis."' The resignation was accepted. HlK 8 tor us Hum In Detroit. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 27.—The building occupied by A. Krolick & Co., commission mei;chants, at 35 and 37 Woodbridge street, and the wholesale dry- goods establishment of Strong, Lee &' Co., back of }t, at 153 Jefferson avenue, were destroyed by fire Friday night.; The total loss is estimated at $300,000-' on stocks and $30,000 on buildings. Part of the stock of each company was saved, though it is water-soaked. Did They DlnciiHS Peace.? Brussels, Nov. 27.—Great importance Is attached here to Secretary Chamberlain's audience with the kaiser. The! London correspondent of the Independ-' ance Beige alleges positively that Em-j peror William did not conceal his der sire to see peace restored, and sounded' Secretary Chamberlain as to the minimum conditions that would be accept-, able to.Great Britain with a view of offering his services as a mediator. Cur UlcHni Up at Springfield. Springfield, 111., Nov. 27.—At 8;30 o'clock Friday night a street car on thej Seventh street line of the Springfield' Consolidated Street Railway company was blown up by dynamite In the north part of the city, supposedly by strikers; The car was demolished, but the motorman, conductor and three women passengers escaped injury. . "Art ton aciuainted with Mitt Wnutti Ilolnslatomtmt. Washington, Nov. 27.-'-Gen. Charles P. Eagan, former commissary general of subsistence, proposes to ventilate his- grievances before congress during the coming session. He is preparing a document which will form a petition from tilmself for restoration to rank and duty. Peter Mi»»ier Witling to Wult. New York, Nov. 27.—The statement Is made that Maher will agree to a postponement of three weeks on account of McCoy's illness, and will not claim McCoy's forfeit if the bput takes place then. This would mak'e the date the week of Jan. 1. l)ect»twr Strike Becatur, 111., Nov. 27.— The Pecatur local strike, whlcjj began Sept, J5, is over, ftnd in future Decatw will be 'a uuton pining town, Both slfles m.a,ofo concessions, _ intent 6iii AodMinted. My father was her moth- 8r'» third httafottd. 1 * fclectrtoitf *«* „.„.„. A scientist hftl discovered &B if._ It consists of an electric band, Whil* scientists have been inventing ,••--•of al ways of making the brain „ Hostetter'a. Stomach Bitters has fot fifty year* t«s&i doing it riattfrall^ It cures dyspepsia and • all stomach troubles and builds up the system. Among flowers the chrysanthemum is said to live longest after being cut. It and Stick to It" If you Art sick Arid discouraged tttfto ftn- /sure blood, CAtAtfh or rheumAtism, tAkt Mood's SArsApArfflA fAtihfutty And persto* lenity* And you tutil soon hame A eon* This medicine fiAS cured thousands of others And (t wilt do Ihe s&me for you* FAiihfutty tAken, Any man can be good when he'« watched, if he isn't married. Two bottles of Plso's Cure for Consumption cured me ot a bad lung trouble.—Mrs. J. Nichols, Princeton, Ind.. March 20.1886. It takes a lot of powder to make the society ball go off properly. PERSONALLY CONDUCTED, TOURS To California l n Pullman Tourist SleepIng: Cam. Via the Chicago Great Western to Kansas City and the Santa Fe Route to Los Angeles and Southern California, The true winter route avoiding cold weather and snow blockades. Commencing Monday, Oct. 23d, and on every Monday following, one of these, new Pullman Tourist Sleeping Cars. will leave Des Mones (en route from, Bt. Paul via Oelweln) at 8:46 p. m. via' the Chicago Great Western for Los Angeles and Southern California via Kansas City, and reaching Los An-s geles, the following Friday morning. thus avoiding all Sunday travel. These tours are personally conducted by an experienced railway official, who accompanies the train to its destination. The cars are well equipped for a long Journey and are as comfortable as the Pullman Sleepers, while the price is only ?6 for a double berth (or $5.60 from stations south of Waterloo), lesa than half the price in the Standard' 1 Sleepers. For full Information ' Jn-'' quire of any Chicago Great Western Agent, or address F. H. Lord, General Pass. & Ticket Agent, 113 Adams Sit. , Chicago. Farmers who come to the city for a blow out should draw the line at th» pas jet. A Prlnve of Comnieree. John M. Smyth, head of the great house The John M. Smyth Co., has ; built up, by years of hard work, the greatest institution of its kind In th« world. His name is a household word in Chicago, Their "ad." In another part of thli paper should b« of interest to everyone. Get their catalogue of everything to eat,' wear or use. The silent watches of the night may be responsible for the bedticlr. 3nred After Repented Failures With Others \ will Inform aildlutcd to Morphine, Laudanum, )plum, Cocaine, of novcr-falllntc, liarmloBB, bom** cure. lire. M. U. l)a)dwlu,'J3ox 1312, Chicago, 1U. Some reflective men would like to be as a looking glass becaxise women look hereon in such happy contentment. The Bajtiinore Mind, phjo. lines west of the Ohio River present a very busy appearance these days, as there la scarcely a ten mile stretch without a >ridge or a construction gang at work. There are still a few of the 53 bridges purchased last January to be erected, and almost all of the 20,000 tons of 85 pound rails have been laid, At several >olnts sidings of 100 car capacity are >elng constructed, and between Newark and Chicago Junction thousands of men are working on extensive grada reductions. Between Chicago Junction and Chicago nearly a score of passing sidings.!, are, being constructed with a view 'of a double track some time in he future. They are to be long enough In most cases to hold three 50 car trains. America sells nearly three times as moh as she buys; Germany buys over 50,000,000 worth more every yea-rthan he sells, while Great Britain'last year wstually bought twice as much as she old. , Go to your grocer to-clay and get a 150. package of Grain- It takes the place of co£» fee at £ the cost. Hade from pure grains it is nourishing and healthful, Iwlut p« gUca wu QRAIN-O. - * — TTHE Pleasftntest, most powerful, effeptlvt «n«V9rfaillngRgMfcDYfor Rheumatism If ajl knew what th,Qij!SWw(8 koow of the eflioaoy o| «B »WOl*S" as a Curative- m we}i as a preventive of »py 4ob§ or Pain known to the human, body, $iera woul4 not be a family jn, all Aifterjea, without a bottle oi *'5 PRQpgl" gfe'ud tw tvi4 bpttle, 85o, or large battle, C<»T» , 6 bott

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