The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 5, 1894 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 5, 1894
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' n-\ .ff'"f -!_ ' ''""*' ' '~'~ '' '< *"*^* ', '"''',"*.- »"- •""> : r ^'Vi ' " '""'*•«!.' i - 1 *' -' - , * '•» > * ' vvv\ t T f t * ( " * r ALTON A, IOWA. wi»^®sDAt, SBMSMBIR 8, • . .1.1 iiir..*.^ Is t house set oft ft load? "~-m Midland shite. the foiling uplands dim afid tjF til (he westering flr<* , a " of AUStria-a tall, shadowy een Its northeastern side, iee them as you tread the lane that df otra the bald ridges wide. . j placid Hf6 hums through tho libiftcstead old. *,0> inodefu hiood nehes here, life peace of ages broods o'er wood a*?'* - ntid wold— Sf JSfd Village babbles near. ail is openness, light, distance fair, id large mfljestlc sky, through the silent heights of evening ait T~he shouting rooks sail by. * jA. presence pure once moved through t, '• ' the hushed place, ', Stately and sweet and free, Gave to Its tonguoless beauty vital grace, tit the sequestered lea. What images engaging gathered there— What warmth, what wit, what charm! Dow filled with glory were those pastures bare, How glowed the homely farm! That form has vanished, and the voice is still, , The halo paled away; Bunsot is sad upon the lonely hill— • The gold of morning gray. We feel It as we track the wandering stream, Or climbed the woodland slope: Behind us lies the Eden of n dream Before—hard, wistful hope! A MONDAY EOMAKCE. M 1*6 1vhft^red\ tiig wttttl "velvet" the deor" was suddenly opened by Miss Lfiiirfl. She had cotnte to say that she wais getting Intngty, and ask about dinner. Uot she did hot say the one, she did not ask the othefr The suddenly bpened doof strlick the end of the ludtd tray and the pa's hand, H's hold was lost. There Was a rattling, shiU-fing ctash. Miss Laura and So- jhronia shrieked, "Heavens!" the pa cried '-Thunder and blazes!" Tho parlor dodf WHS burst open, and the ex- Imprisoned Mr. Guinnis came running through the middle room Into the kitchen, exclaiming: "Ladles nitd gentlemen, what Is the matter?" "Oh, the mush is burning tip!" BC*eaMied Sophronia, discovering a fresh calamity, • Slie dashed to the stove and snatched off the smoking kettle. "Mr. Gumms, my father," said Miss Laura, with great mental presence. People whom Miss Laura neglected to introduce weren't worth introducing. At the introduction, the pa, who was getting to his knees to save the pieces of crockery for a prospective asparagus bed, quickly recovered his perpendicular, bringing up in his right hand the fraction of n soup dish. He bowed low to Mr. Gumms. and, dropping the fraction, shook hands with the guest, saying ho was extremely happy. Then, with a wave of his large, soft hand toward tlie girl with the mush kettle, ho said: ' "My daughter, Sophtouia, Mr. Gumms." Mr. Gumms bowed. Sophronia snickered. Miss Laura hastily took Mr. Gumms by the arm and hurried him from the apartment of desolation. Mr. Gumms was seen, soon after, at the village tavern, eating fried ham and soda biscuits. He has been seen by none of those villagers since. AMft AIMF * ttA* COtriurf ttv Afrtt t?S t*e<4t>tc Vvho tof t*6«ttltn*liie* of tfr Wliefro All Lftlio* I* Bone 1>$- Mnnil. The tangle Into which C/hlna and Japan have managed to get has brought Into prominence the quaer eottatry which, for ages, was known only by name, and, oven la our own time, is so little vlsttt'd by foreigners that luforiua- ttc'li concerning it is scarce iV\A Wot King of Corca nncl Crown Prince. altogether reliable. Only a few years have elapsed since commercial Intercourse was opened with the Coreans, She—that Is, Miss Laura—nail B city , lover. She captured him, or he cup' tured her, or they had mutually captured each other while she was visiting ' her step-mother's sister-in-law. Miss •i' Laura's home was in the country—not on ti farm, where, presumably, the good things abound—milk and butter, cream '•and cottage cheese; eggs and chickens; «r, at least, pork, with perhaps, string ' ben us or cabbage. She lived in a small vlHngp, through which the express train ' rUshed without a nod of recognition, without a glance, and where the ''ac- ^eoujinodation," paused barely long <uiough for a "howdy." This village ,'had no green grocery store, and only ; .two fresh meat days in the week. It '•liad no ice; hence, no ice cream, no lemonade. Bliss Laura's father lived by his wits. Of course, then, he made no garden. Miss Laura earned precarious piu- ' anoney by making an occasional dress, .toy trimming an occasional bonnet, by •crocheting'"an occasional decorative Uleoe, by giving an occasional music lesson at fifteen cents the lesson. Sophrouia, n sister, aged fourteen and three-quarters, presided over the drudgery. She kneAV how to boil potatoes •and to stir mush; and she thought she ' knew how to make coffue and griddle cukes, « One certain Monday, the president of *ho drudgery was wrestling with the washboarding, and boiling, the rinsing, the wringing, the bluing, ithe starching, there was running a little vein of envy — envy of the elder sister—removed i from the slop, and steam, in the cool middle room, fitting u yellow calico <lress to "Sissy" Fishback. . . As she was wringing the last of the boiled clothes, Sophrouia was entertaining vague'wishes in connection with Mr. J. C. Gunims. Ho was the city lover about whom Miss Laura had made some blushing confessions. Soph- ronla was wishing that he. would •"come along," and \ do "something or • other." There was a knock at the front 'floor. She heard it above the creak of the wringer and the splash and drip of : the rinse-water. Shu paused, listening, 'with one hand on the wringer handle apd the other holding Miss Laura's Stocking to the rubber lips. There was a hurried rushing noise in the middle room; the kitchen door was opened •iwlth precipitation, and in ran Miss "jlrfvura, I J /It's Mr, Gurnrns at the front door!" •She exclaimed, nervously working at the curl-papers which kept up her ,banged hair. "You must go to the pr, Phrone," "Why, I can't go. See what a fright aiu," said Sophrouia. Her sleeves were rolled to the shoul- ', -her skirts were half-\yay to the j her bare feet were well splashed the bluing water and dabbled starch, ^Jophronia laid the knives and forks ';aj>d-,spoojis, handling them us If they ^ypre ,of spun glass. She heard the ejat- ;$sr .of dishes out at tho cupboard, and warbling to drown tho noise, she heard the returning squeak pa's boots. She looked, raising iflg finger. Ha was advancing toe,, carrying a tea tray loaded crockery and jingling a glass, peed," he whispered at the kitch- Jejigth, "making twenty trips to J'U do all the fetching THE HUSBAND OF.MRS. LEASE. A BnldlieiKlecl, Shubby-LooltliiB Mnn \Vho Vegan Utv In Illinois us au Apothecary. Everybody knows a great deal about Mrs. Lease, the Knnsas agitator, but very few know much about her husband. A reporter, for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently visitel the Lease homestead at Wichita and found that Charles L. Lease (Mr. Joan of Arc, the flippant correspondent calls him) had been discharged from the drug store where he was formerly employed about six months ago on account of the hard times. The Lease home, at 335 North Wabash avenue, is a large frame house surrounded by cotton wood trees and flanked with flowers and vegetable beds. Mr. Lease is described as "an old man with long, white mustache, almost as bald as an infant, and with only a thin fringe of white hair to pro- wblspevcd Sophronia, "we'H, {ho half nor the quarter of y, you'd better take them back Uh> eunboavd," r*?8Q, Il .Jw whispeved, still advancing p ;hj| bQpt^oes, «'J'U set them on the |bje;' ami -you- can pick out the pues 5 %-Mt.». ' ! ^i4*i*^j .. ..*,'. 't*' 1 ** 1 ". ClinrleM JJ.. tect the back of his neck. "He was carelessly and shabbily dressed, and there was a week's growth of beard on his face." He Avas brought up on a farm near Freeport, 111., and left home to become au apothecary, finally moving to Kansas, where he married Joan of Arc. He failed in business, and with the failure ambition fled. He impressed the correspondent as a man who bad been crushed by adversity and who had not the slightest desire to ever'make another effort to get on his feet. He is very proud of his wife and children. The latter four in number, are all devoted to their mother, and speak of her as the noblest and grandest woman in the world. If anyone has an idea that either the children or the husband feels that Mrs. Lease neglects them, he should spend a morning at their home- and he will speedily become convinced that he is mistaken. Slie Hose to tlie Emergency. It was down by the sea. One of those pretty cottages near a populous summer resort, where the hotels are bigger than they are anything else, and the lady, who owned the cottage and lived in it, was out in the kitchen, knocking around as any woman will do who is any sort of a, woman. Presently a light tap came to the door and she opened it, What met her did not look like a tranjp, although it had chosen the pleading manner aa4 attitude of 'one. "Gracious," she exclaimed in gplto of herself, "I din't know there were tramps at the seashore." "I beg your pardon, madam," responded tho visitor. "I am no tramp." "Of course you are not," she apologl?ed f blushing "Is there anyone you wish to see,V" "Madam," fce replied with an effort, "I have not tasted food for three weeks." ''What?" she almost shrieked. "I said I had «ot tasted food for three weeks." "I thought you said you, were not a tramp?" and her tone was not so musical. "I am not, madam," this with a convincing manner that almost unbalanced hor. "Tim what are you?" she aaked 'nervously. "I'm a guest nwdfiin, at one of those big hotels over yonder an.<J have been since it opened, and «U I have had tP eat 1ms been elegant tableware awd good so- cjety." Then Jt flashed upon her like A thunderbolt |row ft clour sky, }f a thu»4erb$t,»Mjy he £«ia to flash, 8h<3» Juviipd h iW itt a »d gave h » dinner JJjAt jnade Win forgpj al| and even after it was established, so poor were the people, so Imperfect was the development of the natural resources of their country, that for a considerable time there was grave doubt In the minds of the merchants whether the business would pay. As, however, the Coreans, little by little, ascertained what foreigners wanted to buy and the prices they were willing to pay, the native cupidity of the oriental mind was excited and overcame the repugnance to foreigners, and now the peninsula has more than once been crossed by Europeans in search of business or pleasure. From all accounts, the Coreans are a curious people, having' many of the peculiarities of both Chinese and Japanese. Evidently of Mongolian origin, they nevertheless differ from the Chinese In so many respects that they can hardly be called Chinese, while the Japanese utterly disclaim all family relationship to them, regarding 4 hem. as too barbarous even to be considered in the light of cousins. Nevertheless, they look like Chinese, and, in spite of their long segregation from the society of other nations, they possess much of the shrewdness that causes tho Japanese to be considered the "Yankees of the East." That is, the educated part of the Coreaii nation, for among the populace little distinction can be observed between them and the people who surround them on tho Asiatic side, or who are their next-door ,'ielghbors across the narrow body of water that separates them from the Island Empire. 'Jhere is one remtu'kal-1 1 -; point of similarity which almost instantly impresses every visitor—tho populousncss of the country. Corea has about 80,000 square niles of area, a little larger than Missouri, but in that territory over 12,000,000 of almond-eyed semi-Celestials manage to squeeze themselves and after a fashion seem to enjoy life in their own peculiar way, without either appearing to know or to care what goes on outside of their little peninsula, which projects from the Chinese : empire like a wart, "Wherever one goes In Corea there are Coreans big 'and little in immense numbers:,, so that, to travelers .who witness the poverty of the country it is a const nut source 1 of wonder how the people live. 'Hie answer to this conundrum is easy; they do not live— they exist. A handful of rice and a mouthful of tea or water constitute the clay's rations; for the average Corean, and if to this bo, added 1 a few persimmons or an egg, he is In; clover, and for days will remember the auspicious occasion on which hfe inside was comfortably filled, Corea is full' of cities;, if the expression is allowed to be- used with regard to an aggregation of'.Jiuts on the banks of a ; stream, and the cities are full of people who make a living, though nobody knows' how. In dress they are very similar to- the Chinese, save In the matter of hat. His clothes do not cost him much money, for the simple reason, that he has not much to spend, BO ne rankes that little go, a great, way, and has fid make overcoats that will stand fihy amount of faifi. Tr«e, they cantt&t be mended* for when they begin to go they go all ovef and all at once ( but as they only cost about ft quarter they ate easily replaced-^f the Corean happens to have the quartet, His other clothes are mostly of cotton, and the chief peculiarity about them is the fact that they arc always being washed. In Corean cities certain hours after dark are set apart for the women to take their exercise, and during that time all men are forbidden to appear on the street under penalty of arrest. This police regulation is very strictly obeyed, too, for in Corea there Is no such thing as a jury system, the tights of the individual are very lightly regarded, and justice is meted out in the most summary fashion. Farming in Coren is 1 of the most primitive description. The multitude of people forbids the employment of labor-saving machinery, and all operations, of whatever nature, are carried on by hand. Even the irrigation of the crops, a process so purely mechanical that it might be supposed some sort of simple device would be constructed to obviate the necessity of hand labor, Is done by lifting tho water from one pool to another by means of a large scoop, a succession of able-bodied Coreans shoveling water as elsewhere sand is shoveled. After the crops are planted they are watched, a small tower being constructed to overlook the fields of a whole neighborhood, and the farmers take turns in guarding their property from the,depredations of thieves and hungry animals, In the cose of fruit farms, this precaution is very necessary, as fruit is one of the great staples of Corea, and almost.any kind generally finds ready sale at good prices. The list of fruits is long, Of the field err ps, beans and rice are the most important, the former being used not only as food for man, nut also for the small, hardy ponies which are employed by the rich -ind official (tosses as a means of transportation. Not always, however. A Corean' official has a large stock of dignity/and among the various devices by which this is upheld is the idea that It Is degrading to walk anywhere. So every official is provided with a litter and a number of bearers in proportion to the weight of his dignity. He may. walk about in his the fact that he has several good harbors that are* coveted by fttissla, fing* lahti and Japan,-the Cofeaft. Would be ftertaitted to vegetate hi secluslbii to the end of time, but dfcums'tancies have forced him to the frobt, and he must now take part In the march of human events whether he will or no. ,: • • .. -. -; ... V • . FREE FOR TWENTY-0-WE YEARS. An Escaped Negro Coiivlct Betrayccl) mill Sent Uncle to ticaigln. On May 18, 1873, Monroe Marshall, a colored convict, made a daring escape from the Fulton county chain gang; says the Atlanta Constitution. Yestei*- v ' dny irornlug, after twenty-one years of uninterrupted freedom, he was captured and carried back to rhe convict camp in shackles, Twenty-one years ago, when he made his escape, he was young, and robust—strong """-- A Corean Solilier. •'' house without sacrifice of personal self- respect, or even, on certain occasions, •H hen he is, so to speak, off duty, he r.iay walk through the court yard, but every public appearance must 1m in his litter. The appointments of this apparatus for the conservation of dignity are very carefully fixed, as also the length of tho poles and the number of carriers, and an official of the highest rank, a minister of tho kingdom, has enough to •<<*•• power two guards and give two blouiihounds a futile chase for many miles. He was can-led back old and decrepid—almost too weak to stand ,'up under the weight of his shackles. In 1873 Marshall was given a sentence In the county chain gang, convicted upon the charge of assault and battery. He had provoked a tight with another negro and was arrested and sentenced. He remained three months in the cloin #ang, when, on account of good ccn- dua^ the foreman made him a trusty. Onai morning, while the rest of the cx»nY*teis were at breakfast, Marshall iijiido. a wild break for liberty. Two guards seized him, but he pushed them easily aside and made for the woods. Several shots were vainly fired at the fleeing man. Then the dogs were put on his track and gave him a good race. But tho negro reached the river in good time to swim across and escape. The chase was given up and the guards returned to camp. Years pasesd, other convicts came and went. Marshall was lost sight of and Ms escape had passed from memory. On Saturday a negro visited the convict camps and volunteered the information that he knew the whereabouts of an escape. He was questioned closely concerning the man whom J,\e said had escaped and as to how lie learned the fact. He said that the man was named Monroe Marshall and lived on Decatur street. Some time before he had tolil several other negroes how he escaped frcrn the chain gang twenty- one years ago. His sense of secirity caused him to tell all about his flight. Q'he negro making the report said that he was one of the men xlio heard Marshall's tale. Nona of the officers at the camp knew of the escape pud were not inclined to believe the fellow. But the books for tho year 1873 were examined and the name Monroe Marshall was recorded there as having Faaniiknl, a Coi-eau Village. tho right to> have, umfcr his litter, a single wheel, which does not rest on the ground, •yvhlcli takes no part' inthe weight from the bearers, but is a mark of rank. Whatever the number of bear- era and attendants, however, it is al- waj'S liberal, even the petty governors of towns being; often attended by 200 or 300 mon, who with banners, fla^s. and other devices, march in procession' whenever the governor goes abroad, while runners speed before, repeating his titles and dignitlest and' ordering all persons to clear the road',. The leading features of every Oorean city are the palace of the* governor and the temple oif the 'presiding deity, and it is often a matter of dlfliculty to decide which is of the more' importance, for, in order that the dignity of the overnment may be properly nuilu- Fained, the former is- frequently more oretentlous than the latter. As tho borca'n religion is modeled after that of the Chinese, so is tho- architecture of Corea based 1 on that of China. It is not a whit legs pretentiotis, either, for the Coreans arp a proud people, anil as they are politically subject to China, they take great pride in doing •vvlwt they cait to prove that the UV ferlority is only political', Ho in every place of consequence there Is n teroplo of joss house, \vUejro intense is daily burned before the holy linages un4 where the wanes of ilocoasod ujicoston's are BiUlsUed with rice and such dainties as thoy are supposed to enjoy, But tho Cowan d,oes not allow what jittlo religion, ho li«s to interfere business, "With. Mm religion is thing ms\ fcpinpss is wit ana lite i'OJJglun, does not. ulth.ei' oj? prevent hjs stuaUiig anything Jje f' it A* tyf ^Pfs festivals, his pletv tajjes. i$» fam of pi'iye^s, ojtoplpge of £QO,aute, tho tleaa, eating, 4rt«kjRg ml to TOVMiie 'and flVftm.ft$|!0 jeatej'» escaped and never recaptured. Yesterday morning one of the gang guards came-Into Atlanta. Marshall was pointed out to him and tlie arrest was made. At first the man denied that -he was ever in the chain gang, and insisted that he- had always livad in Fulton county, But the guard was Inexorable, and the- e,x-convict acknowledged that many years ago he had escaped. Thou ho gave a full account of his struggle with the guards, and his run from the dogs. . He- left Geoi-gia the year of his escape and" made his way to Texas, where lie remained for ten years, con> ing back to Atlanta after that tinw^ The negro- who reported him, he says, did it to' satisfy an old grudge, Marshall was carried out yesterday and once mor& put in stripes. How She Mixed It. * ' Mr. Surplice—Of course, summer resorts offer worldly temptations, Miss Julie; but I must say I was shocked to hear you singing secular songs, on the hoJy Sabbath day. 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