The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 26, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 26, 1894
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hfttis Vis year, Veil he, turn toun', 6'd let me, if oo tood." / ^ f ' -'- '*< - • rl ffiffi ALGO&A, IdWA, btd. K, *,,,», lie down and clljse yotir oyes— fc'li.eoaie when you're asleep; I if-he thought yoti watched for him, [Hi n flpvpr trot- n «no*i." t WANTED IT ISf.ftlfK. S 1 , nolle, Superior, Wisu f'"(Copyi'ight by , Union.) Ben! Isn't this bcattHful? It's all the pretty colors a fellow can of, and all in a blaze of light makes It shine like stars. jc&My! But won't lots of boys and ^girls be happy 'to-morrow, and men and j|women, too? fu Two newsboys were crying their eveii- |lag papers, "Evening Herald! all about fyihe great explosion down in the coal .;inmet" "Evening Telegram! all about ^ihe great explosion!" and they had halt- ^ed'now just in the blaze of the great fplate glass window filled with the brav- .,—„ of Christmas goods; a grand har- sfmony of light and color. And poor allttle Jack had the soul of an artist, rtfthough he was'only a little "newsy," SJerivironed by ineagerness and poverty l^and fairly revelled in all this wealth 'jl^and beauty. He would (have gone with- tfout his dinner any day to feast his eyes i;on the beautiful, however unattainable. i,*- "Oh, yes," answered his companion, [-"It's just grand, but who cares for dolls 'and gauze angels and silver stars and (such' .truck? To-morrow up at the 5 lunch rooms we are going to have just "" of tufkey and mince pie, lots of things. I think they are awful than all up there, the women lovelier than any I have seen since " ' died." But it's for us all. all right, but don't you ever there was somebody to care for special? ' Not just because you was .Mone 'of that great hall full of hungry boys" they are such good friends to, 'but because you are Ben Saunders, and' they have an interest In Ben Saunters; special, you know. ^,1.'know, Ben, you hain't never 'had " idy, no folks, I mean, and I s'pose don't think so- much'about it. Now, you see, I can remember when was alive. Father was a brick- flayer, he was, but he, was sick lots of r ';the,time and we were awful poor, but was good, and I tell you he never ggroaned half so'much about his pain fas he did because he couldn't do for ^ he wanted to. ' *••'"-, seemed to hurt him so about moth- He would look at her, sorry like, Iffknd say: ''Poor Elsie! poor little mothr f«'er;-J wish I could make it easy and Jbright for you." By and by the fever jijB°& thick round where we lived and one pmprniug father couldn't get up, and "•"•' id he ihad the fever,, '•K-~^o*f, he got worse and worse, and pyhe'ri I. went up to the bed to'see him, pie.i.didn't know me at all, b'ut' just look- me, oh, so wild, and' said: "There ^--ere so^ many boys there, ,'aud they 1'looked ragged and hungry, he could 5>t',take care of them all, bp.];, mother,'-' aaystjiei/'do^tihe/bept you candor little' Jpck,", Jack ; would ! i make a man if'he only chad the chance. I've tried, I've rjec^'/God knows," and then he shut and lopked tired, and never t&mefctfW sfcg cbDld n6t foffet It ffiticfi, t&6tfgtt she aid try. Her ejres grt^ orlgftt btt that took ttiat dame tvhen fftthof died ftetef Wettt ftftuy, aiid hef- f ftcie gTe'w th!n and by and bye she conld ftot go abottt any mote. They took hei* to the hospital, and the Sisters said she Was sof patleftt and gcrod that it wasn't any trouble to take care d* hef. I used to go afld sec hef evety day, and she grew thinner and thinner and Weaker" and Weaker, and she Used to talk to me and hold my hand in hers, that was so thift and h6t. One morning they sent for me early. Tliete Was a light Ih her eyes just as if the 'toorning that was just a beaming In the east, was a kindlin' in them too. She kissed me and she says "My poor little Jack, be a good boy; be a good and true man just such as youl 4 father Wanted you to be and When 1 see him I will tell him you have always been good and I am sure you will always be honest and true. Then she kissed •me again attd pretty soon mother was gohe, too, and I was all alone. Nobody lefta Nobody. They said mother died of consumption, but I khow she died because her heart was broke, she couldn't live ^u that way any longer no how. When they burled her somebody brought lots of lovely white flowers and laid on her coffin. Wasn't I glad? But they weren't no whiter not a bit than mother's Whole life had been. I tell you Ben, the whole world seera- cd empty then. Nobody nowhere for me and I .Hist wished I was rteftd. too. Then I began to think what father and mother had said: "Bo a true man." The World looked awful black, but playing the coward and wanting to creep out before I had a call to go wasn't what they wanted me to do. So, I said there was something to live for. To do what they wanted me to do. So I am going to rustic. Expect It Will be rough sledding, but I'll do my very best, and I don't believe it will be for nothing; any way, I'll try. But it does-seem kliirlpr hnrd when f think to-morrow is Christmas, and such lots of boys and girls have so many to love them. I don't care so much for the pretty things, but it makes me think of the difference, you see. / A gentleman had halted a little way off. He caught something of what Jack was saying, and became interested. .He listened, then he came up, and hand- ing'Jack a card, said: "After you have eaten your turkey to-morrow, come to that address, won't you? I would like to see you by daylight and talk a little with you. Will you come?" "Yes, sir!" answered Jack promptly, "I ain't veiy pretty, but I can stand the daylight. I'll come, sir." Jack went. It was a beautiful home in an aristocratic quarter and its luxurious appointments he thought must look like the palace of a king. Mr. Phillips, the man whose card he had taken, assured him that he thought he did not lose anything by being seen in the daylight', and that if he would be true to the convictions he heard him express the night before, lie thought he could help him carry out the wishes of the good fattier and mother whose meir.ory he was glad to know he reverenced. And he did, nnd in the sweet motherly heart of Mrs. Phillips he found a warm comer -which,'no., children of her own had com'e to fill. The years are rolling past and though when Christmas comes the holy memories' of the bitter past sweep over his soul, Jack knows there is something to live for, • something in heaven, and something on earth knows that there are strong, earnest, tender hearts ha his beautiful home, that care for him "special." tfiAtJtf !d^§. you two little sisters, Letty and Su T , , had' tixe^loyejiest mother, ? No not IJlte/soine-of tfese ones".that a,re,*all''dazzle till they* a fellow's*eyes blink, but' ,, Why everybody lofea 'fleYep lovea nothing nor no* Jwed mother ana<I guess ^P' angels loye bey too, fajftep; -aied ,theve, was in hep eyes that 1 J hafl ney, tjm'e before. lender, fle'ep aj}<J jjf sUe was }QQk,l»g-'Wfty ,qff fpp, mm ' ^ f 2Z if-r^'f- 1 /w, ^ f*s* n i«'T i * f ?f t -v*ii ,v,«*e v i *fr }led Benny, 1 wi^-.&9^r,Rlim}yh^g| t ' ' t «!4<rrh&n lust'listen'-to ^what'lihad: i Pon Sbinq . CHrlstums Mnxlmx. Look not on the wine when it is red; but a little pale brandy helps the pudding amaKingly.j A flat purse means a stout Christmas tree. The small boy cannot be judged by his conduct on, Christmas eve. There are no Christmas presents the tradesman gives with better grace than receipted bills. Give him a chance, We give thanjis on Christmas eve, If or the gifts we think'we're 'bout to . i receive. • - 1 ! It's a'£polis,h girl who gives her beaux the 'mitten before Christmas,' • Better a paid pork chop than a fat turkey on tick, > The man who quarrels with his wife on Christmas dayis worse than a horse- thief, , Let him be anathema. • Blessed are the babies on Christmas day;-they, t put off, candy,, '-•''*, ]Thfi''^pd.of the family expends'many dollars'- on 'presents 'jin<J receives' two handkerchief^ and a. pah' of mit$, Then is the tfone jpejiry, ~ sealskin' eacque makes tt««»- tht* Af* FtttmcA in Crtttfiit-j'. fitcept ftmoiig the GetmnnS, the tta- ditiona of Christmas Tv-ei*e mainly kept aiire in this cotmtty by the Anglican church, and -frete tnost observed -where it was relatively strongest. As l*aMtanisni lost its severity in the lapse of time the old traditions of the face have reasserted themselves, while otit nutrierous large communities of German origin that had never given up the popular ceremonies of Christmastlde have acted as centers from which tho Christmas influence hns radiated. We see an illustration of this in the hearty Old "Virginia Christmas on the one hand, and on the other hand in the Pennsylvania customs which make Christmas a more important day in some parts of the state than in states north and east of its. The Puritans of .New England discov* ei'ed a way of retaining the good cheer while dispensing with the festival. They simply appointed a day of their own to eat the "pig, goose and capon," and Christinas in New England Was almost forgotten, In other parts of the«cottntry the English colonists brought over with them the old English customs, aud the colonists from Germany, Holland and Sweden brought theirs, so that we find Christmas day early taking its place ill popular favor in many of the older states. In Pennsylvania its observance was for a long time confined to the Germans; in New York to the Dutch aud the English Episcopalians; in the South, and especiallj' among the churchmen of Virginia and tho Carollnas, Christmas was observed with all the old English heartiness. The negroes naturally took up with the observance readily, and especially with the custom of receiving presents from massa and missus and of making little gifts in return, and Christmas on a plantation was a holiday indeed. As far south as Louisiana, where English traditions gave place to French, Christmas lost rank among the yearly festivals. Tho French have two or three holy days more widely observed, and they make their presents upon New Year's day. It is a little singular, by the way, that in New York, where we hear more of St. Nicholas than anywhere else, New Year's day has been until lately a greater festival than Christmas. BILLIARDS WITH TWOCUES. A Frcncliman \VIio Has a Dead Sura Tliins AVltli tlic Ivory nulls. M. Gallia's billiard game has entertained hundreds of men at the Hoffman House recently, and made many of them feel silly. He plays with two cues and his opponent with one. He .will gain attention by proposing to play any one in the room and give him forty points to fifty. That will capture almost any man who thinks he knows how to play and the man who thinks he can not play is scarce. .The Frenchman insists upon having the first .shot. His two cues are held much after the manner of chop-sticks, except that he uses both hands, and the ball is tossed aud rolled upon them deftly'fas a Chinaman juggles with a grain of rice. It is his privilege to pick up the ball from any part of the table, not touching it with.his'hands, for that would forfeit the game, and select any angle he pleases for making his shot, A cushion carom is as easy for him as a straight shot. He scores whenever he likes, and misses only to lead on his adversary. At times, when the balls are in opposite corners, he shoots over the top of.'the first, barely grazing it, and scores on the other. He not only understands thoroughly the science of billiards, but toys with the ball in'the most'remarkable way, never losing it, though it rolls from end to end of tho cues as he walks around the table, looking for a shot. It slides up and down with the precision of a piston in a steam cylinder. When the shot'Is made the small ends of tho cues are placed on the table near the object ball, so that the cue-ball rolls down an inclined plane, its force being governed by the degree of inclination, M. GaUlp. will play 500 points, giving his opponent 400. He does not, like to run over 100 points, as the game is fa. tlguing, His style of play is popular all over" France. It was introduced here,a few years ago,"but the billiard enthusiasts failed to take It up,—New York-Ti'ibune, ' ' • Christmas The old pjeasan't custom of flecking our> .houses and churches at Christmas with evergreens is 'derived from an, cieftfc ( h,e^the» practices,' Whea'pruid' few had ousted' the houses were decked with, evergreens to pe^mj^tfta.t, l the' sylvan spirits rotehJt, rep»$ .to- ttwffl flnd, , remafn unnlpped. frp"m, frost' arid "0040, wtefls ,mn f 'jaiMer seosw had, ' , pf ABOttPTHECAMPMttfl SOLbERS' StdfttES OP 8ATTLES ANti MARCHES. A Score of Johnnie* Who Old Not Know they Bntl & rrlsonfer—Eighty-Seven liattlcs and ShlrmUhcs—tho infer 15oy'* The juitd ititd captivity. date, Sept. 17, 1832; the time, early, probably about 9:30 ne!'-&: fteyajd pyeoedfd a. ra.; the place, Antietam battlefield; the position, that occupied by the 12th Mass., of Hartsuff's brigade, Ricketts' division, Hooker's corps. The regiment at that hour was reduced by the fire of the enemy to 33 rattle attd file, and the order was given by the senior officer of the two remaining' unhurt, Lieutenant Cook, to retire. As the writer, then of Company F, turned in obedience to the order, the stock of his Entteld was shivered by a bullet. As I looked in the direction of the shot I saw a tall rebel standing 1 alone engaged in reloading- , not over 100 yards distant. Dropping my smashed Enfield, I took another Jtrortl those lying on the ground and stopped to load, resolved to have one crack at the bold Johnny, who I felt sure had spoiled my rifle. As I capped my piece a bullet struck the buckle of my waist-belt, and I experienced the sensation of what, as a lad, we termed, "having the wind^ knocked out of me." I glanced to the rear and saw the colors of the regiment amid the corn as thev mads their way to the rear. I got to the earth, and for a time was oblivious to all tlie surroundings, recovering after a lapse of timo which I could not estimate. As I got the affair straightened out in my mind, and had decided in what direction t'o go after the regiment, there appeared to my astonished vision the head of a 'column of Confederates moving out from .the cover of the woods at double-quick. As their direction would carry them past my front at a distance of about 100 yards, I thought best to lay quieb until they had. passed. Bat to my intense chagrin, as the center of the column was opposite me I heard an order, and on they came in line-of- batt'le at double time. The line came to a halt within a couple of paces of where I lay, despite the commands of their officers, often reiterated, the halt bjing undoubtedly caused by numerous bullets which commenced flying from the Union position somewhere in the rear, the heads of the Confederates being now in view of our boys, as the Johnnies uncovered the crest of the ridge. A sergeant expressed a strong desire to fix me, and fixed bayonet for the 'purpose, but was promptly stoppad by an officer. Just then the order "Forward" was more persistently urged, and the line moved over the crest, assuring me, as they passed on, that they would care for me on their return. As they cleared the crest they were met by a storm of bullets. ' I got to my feet, hoping to get to the cover of the woods, and so to our lines; but being desirous of seeing how my late acquaintances were faring, moved in their .direction, and as I gained the crest saw them breaking from the cornfield in every direction save to their front, the majority flying by each flank. The sight restored my nerve, and caused me to essay an act of recklessness, which, -later in the war, I would not have attempted. Moving over the short space between the crest and the cornfield, I stopped the first two men in gray I met, and invited them to drop their guns. In the cornfield I found plenty of Confederates, those who were not wounded or dead closely hugging the earth or seeking some way of escape. I continued on -the way, picking up as I did so several of the enemy, whom I persuaded by the Enfield I carried, . • Arrived about the center of the cornfield, I came across a squad of Johnnies centered about an officer 1 , who, severely wpuo4ed, lp.y in a half- reclining position, partially propped by >B, rock at his back, I now began to see my folly. J had brought thus far along some six or eight Con> federates, and now found myself ajnopg a group of a dozen op more, ail pf .vyhpnj, OF pfearty all, with a(?m,s. IB thejp , hands. /J?h,e Cables, wppe turned, #q3 mythQugh^S were 1 4i- rooted, 'at fir^'as $Q MQW I eouW fire ,ttiem th.e.,slip. , J^y a, ttentsic-n w ^§ speedily ^ttra, Qted, by the s.ngeeipo' Q£ #19, WQH.p.A.ed,- pffl. ce.r," NptjBg 'th'a4 <>h;p.Bgk ' ^o^Jy w§§ apt in" ray. epifliqfl., in fitter lor the •efrotlttded jblBfee*. Sdrftl of them demurred to IhfS pf ocedllfe, being aided by the Officer's f eftr that h6 could not baar the pain oi removal. 1 assured him there was & field hospital in the wood across the field beyond the cornfield we were in. to be precise I did hot know aught of the kind but I did know that there wefs Utiion troops there. feut telling him ha would surely die if left where ha Wd4 " *huS gained his consent. The littefr was made, and the firing having ceased, the officer was placed on the litter, and I gave the order to move. £VVe went into the open field and into the lane from which we had advanced itl the dim, foggy light of the early morning, up to near the small piece of woods where I had assured my Confederate friends was a field- hospital. A cavalryman rode out to meet us t and to him I turned over my charge, numbering about twelve or fifteen men. t started with over this num* ber, but not all emerged from the corn with me, and I did not deem it wise to hunt them up. I returned to the officer the letter he had written, congratulating him on the fact that he would now re* ccive speedy surgical attention, bade the Confederates good-by, sought and found my regiment. At the time I knew the name of the Confederate officer and what state the troops were from, writes Jatnea Allen in the .National Tribune, my recollection now is that they were Alabama or Georgia troops, but ai this late date I am not sure. The 00th III. Organized at Rockf ord, 111. , September 4, 5, and 0, 1802, to serve three years. The regiment left the state October 9, going to Cincinnati. It was assigned to the Second brigade, Third division, Army of Kentucky, the division being under command of General Absalom Baird. At Chica- raauga, September 20, the regiment lost over 50 per cent of the total number engaged, of whom 66 were killed. In October, 18T53, it was assigned to the Second brigade, First division, Fourth corps, Army of the Cumber- lanfl, in which it served until the close of the war. Some of the important battles in which the regiment participated were: Franklin, Lookout Mountain, /Buzzard Roost, Eesaca, Kingston, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, New Hope Church. The members whose terms would have expired previous to October 1, 1865, were mustered out June 10, 1865, in accordance with orders from the war department, and the other members were transferred to the 21st 111. The commander of the regiment was Colonel Thomas E. Champion, brevetted brigadier general Feb. 20, 1865; discharged June 10, 1865. The loss in battle or of wounds received therein was'llG officers and men; of disease and other causes, 125. The Drummer Boy's Farewell. Come close, comrade, while I whisper, Of 'the loved ones far away, For my soul is slowly drifting To the realms of cloudless day. Tell my mother when you write her, How I loved her, none can tell: And I know in heaven I'll meet her, Send to her my last farewell. , Tell my darllnj, only sister When life's stru?ale here ia o'er, I will watch and watt her coming, On that bright, that sun-kissed shore. Tell-my father and my brothers That, in death I prayed for them, Prayed that Iml?ht sometime meet them In a world ; that 's free from sin. Bond low, comrade, catoh each whisper, Life, for me, will soon be o'er, For my soul is being wafted To that distant, golden 'shore. Cloier clp.sp my hands then, comrade, Till I've crossed the crystal wave, Tel], at home, to all my loved ones, How I died the fUg to save. Raise me hi? her, higher, comrade, Let me see tho fla? once more Ere my eyes close on this earth scene, Close forever on life's shore. Farewell, comrade,' I am goin? , Where there's rest, peace, loye and joy, Tell my parents when you write them, Where you laid tbeir drummer boy, —Mrs, M. E, Henderson. In 87 Battles and SklrmUhea. George W. Toms, orderly sergeant, Company K, Fifth New York cavalry , Stamford, Coup,, writes in reply to the statement that Mr, George C, Platt, Sixth United, States cavalry, was in sixty battles, and challenges any soldier to beat his record; »'Now, this is a delicate 'subject to me, as X Usually refrain from speaking of t m.y record for fear pepple'imjghfc ttUnK; jtt 'a' little 'fishy.' B»t *w tlve/ owt'tlie challenge, j'will nearly four 'years, afl was ' fcftft . " J received,. ^a^gii' , J864, ^ c&ft tibt fe'ftcfi IM SrStiol t&8 tafr&toft bloed e* fcbffirfft«MotiM fcildlttofdef i6 CtifB ft *M »ttil tef&M ftrt&edle*. Hall's 'Cfitiflffi OA» ,» token tetariullly, aid ftgfs aitt®fcIJL dfl tfe#' blood aad mucous stiff aces. Hall's (Jalafffi Cure IS fiot & Attack «geU6mS. It *Ai «W* scflb&d bt one of th6 Wst pBysiclWiS IfilsBM conutfyfo* yeftfs, ftftd is a regular «»§» ecriptloti. It is composed of the b*6t ttJttlfiS knotth, combined With Its best blood fffiff* fiefs, acting directly oft the mticoitt Bttf^ faces. The perfect combination of th* tW» Ingredients is -what produces stich Wdttdtt^ ful results in curing CatfiMi. Seftd ftff testimonials, ff ee. F. J. CHENEY '& CO., t"fbf»., foledd, 0* Bold by dfufcgists, price 76cf Halls Family Fills, 1J5c. Some of the little bfbflie image! «l Chinese deities are supposed to have afl antiquity of 2,000 years before Christ. The trouble about football is the nicious activity of the slugger element. Helpless Ten Weeks "I was attacked with acute rheumatism and was laid Up In the house ten weeks. My Hght arm was withered away to skin and hone and I had almost lost the use of it. A friend advised me to try Hood's Sar- Baparllla, which I did, and by the time the first bottle was, used I was feeling a little better, I could see and feel a great change. Tho flesh was returning to iny BIr. K. Forrestall arm and the soreness was leaving my body and limbs. Every spring and fall since we have used three to six bot* ties in our family. I find to use Hood's Sarsaparilla is cheaper than to pay doctor's bills. Hood's?** Cures I am thankful that I have found a medicine which will help a man who has rheumatism. It keeps me in good health." RIOHABD FOKRESTALL, Oelwein, Iowa. Hood's Pills cure all Liver His, Billons* ness, Jaundice, Indigestion, Sick Headache. GOOD GOOD AGENTS MAKE MONEY SELLING SCHRAGE'S $1,000,000.00 RHEUMATIC CURE. One agent sells 1 doz a week. Why! Because people are just crazy about It; It's BO Bank references. Free testimonials. Write to-day. 167 Pearbroa Street, Chicago Patents, Trade-Marks, Examination and Adrlc'e as tp Patentability ot Invention. Send for "Inventors' Guide, or How to Get * "atent." PATBICZ OTABBELL. WABHINOT01T.' P.; 0. • n . TT of onr beat mixed candies for One, A I AIL Dollar will be sent on receipt of price. 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