The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 21, 1894 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 21, 1894
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HIS THANKSGIVING. NEXPRESSIB L Y bored! That was what he said and what he meant He always wanted to be away from town on these dull winter- holidays. And ho had always been very fortunate in the matter of invitations. This year he had been asked to go up the Hudson to the De Pettits' place. And 1 now that was spoiled, old Mrs. De Pettit having been so inconsiderate as to die of heart disease the week ' previous, the invitations for the house- party were all recalled. And Lorri' mer had the pleasing prospect of a ' long-, stupid day in his batchelor apartment varied by an evening at the .club, perhaps, though he meant notto , show himself there, if possible, owing •4 to the likelihood of meeting Sargent, ' who never was asked anywhere by H swell people and who would rejoice in consequence at Lorrimer's dis- » > tcomflture. With these thoughts the young bank j. attache, whose hours were immaterial, ' liis uncle being president of the bank, • and svhose income was the result of a legacy rather th an of his salary, endeavored to compose himself to slumber and again, after troubled dreams, • awakened to a gray November dawn. ' "It's that confounded Thanksgiving •" day, "he grumbled, turned over and U-)ed again to sleep. "The day is a dolsful one,' 1 he meditated; "it's a plebeian 1 feast in every sense. The upper classes require no one to tell them when and for what to pray; they Icnoyv enough to render thanks to the ,Lor4 every day in the year—especially Sundays in church like decent Christians." -As for this gorging oneself on ordinary ( barnyard fowl, 'it thoroughly wearies me." ', Inexpressibly bored, Mr. Wilson Xiorrimer fell into another doze, which presently became slumber, and lasted till noon. Not employing'a valet, and "• liavmg given the young colored lad who cared for his rooms and made his '•coffee on a patent gas arrangement ~, from a drop tube strict orders not to Appear until midday, he suffered no ^disturbance. Chris, the boy in ques- '-tion, had therefore just arrived and , "was busy fixing the bath, when Mr. i,3Jorrlmer opened his eyes. It was not ''Chris who awakened him, however, 3>'4t the persistent, incessant ringing !«f the street beli "For heaven's sake," said Lorrimer, "j»o down and see what idiot is doing M*< i 'Chris obeyed promptly, though it four flights of stairs; but he "What the deuce - " yelled the young 1 gentleman, Vyho then made tise of a stronger word. v "Come inhere. What ate you doing, •with a. /woman out there? Come in and shut the door — ^lie's made a mistake. She's looking for another man. I don't -know her." - / "Ko, you don't shut the door," the woman screamed; "no you don'tj Mr. Lorrimer. I'm your wife, and I w'on't be thrown out. Oh! I've had a hard enough time to find you these '.two years. .••'•I've worked .'my. way. aerosn the continent to find you. Oh, yes! it's easy to marry a poor girl out in the wild mountains of the west and then get tired of her and desert her when her twin babies are only a month old, so she can't follow you. Oh, yes, Will Lorrimer—" . Mr, Lorrimer gave a hoarse shriek and fell back on .his folding-bed 'so heavily that it -.•nearly closed up with him. Chris, having heard -the wild cry, banged the door shut in the furious woman's face and came in, looking scared,' "My, Mr. Lorrimer, , but she's,, got 'em bad! Wouldn't blame any man for leaving her. Golly,, but she's mad!" ' ; ; '•' '. "Oh, Chris!" retui-ned v v>the gentleman, faintly. "I — I swear I dpn'it i-e-: member any woman out west. There was a girl; but I didn't look at her much. But she— she seems to : know« my name and tlie time I weut out there and came back. Oh! Idon't'know — what does she mean: — what does she look like? . Quick, tell me; she's kick-; ing the door in. The pe&ple jdown^ stairs will be up in a minute. jWhat : shall I do?" """ |, Perspiration was on his forehead. ••: "She ain't bad looking," said (phi-is, "she's kind, of short and thick. 'She's got yellow hair ciit short and.purly and seems like she touched up- .her" cheeks with pitint Looks' kind o' tough." ; ; ; Lorrimer groaned. "She's 1 yelling again. • Go '..there; Chris, go and save the door. ' Hear her. She says she's got . the twins downstairs. Oh, what will 'I do if the squalling brats come up, here. She's telling the names of the fellows I was with — see that — Crosby — Kuttan. — , Oh, she knows something. What if i did itiwhen I was drunk — married that slangy, horrid thing? She* had yellow hair that curled— she might have cut it— what if. I did: this dread" ful thing— and had t\vins and deserted them — oh, but that couldn't be. 1 wasn't drunk for it year, though I might have been for a night Chris, go out again — and-r-and — question her. Say I'm sick and ask her all about it. Tell hei\I never did anything so wicked — and all' the circumstances have slipped ray memory. C!et the particulars." Chris flew out and shut the door ;be» hind him. At that instant the street bell began to ring again. Lorrimer 'burried his face in the pillow and stopped his ears with the bath-rpbe. It was the twins perhaps. He forgot that two years old is young to reach a bell- button. The next he knew Chris had returned, getting himself and another in with, the Jatch key. Lorrimer felt a hand on his shoulder and heard the voice of a former college chum and inr timate friend. "Hazard!" ne gasped. "Is that you?" "What's tho row?" asked his friend, "Oh, Hazard, that womaa— you hers what shall J dp? What will Lorrimer. public in "She with "Well," saW Ws friend, judicially, QW JsBfiw it might seem, cpeer to see ' female at tbe door of a e^aif lit lacfd, fellow like yourself at tWs time pi 4ay* It'§ quite too early, my, ay flee jt'8 quite too Yen 9»FbM9 »»»»£§. better." yQttr §nfl liflj W a.HtWe," iajg J jn a »ST> J-?M;W.Miv«»' ' VWWn . -,. After rnanj' moments Hazard came to report. "I've fixed it, old fellow. She's agreed to compromise. I've promised her a lot of things—had to—" "What did you promise?" Lorrimer wrapped his bath robe closer and looked resolute. • . .'JWell, first sho, says as to-day's j Thanksgiving she"requires a good [dinner. She doesn't insist on Del- (ihonieo's—in fact, ,there are other places/she might prefer—more select and expensive. A party of six would suit her — including herself 'and you-?' .:•• ' "What!" roared thinks I'll appear her—" "Hushl Go slow, old man. The twins won't be in evidence. She'll look better in evening dress. Then— as to the wine. There must be at least a dozen of champagne and a box of cigars for each of the six." "Drive her away!" cried Lorrimer, "She'll ruin me! Drive her away!" "Hush, hush! There—she heard you;, she's kicking the .door again. Oh, well, you've spoiled it all; there's no use trying to help some people." "I'll agree—I'll agree," gasped Lorrimer exhaustedly, "I'll agree." "All right, I'll tell her." The kicking ceased. Hazard came back. -"She says for you to call out loudly in .your own voice that you promise." "I promise!" yelled Lorrimer. "On your honor as a gentleman?"On my honor as a gentleman. Well, why 'doesn't she go away?" •'She's straightening her hat; it come off." "But, I say, Hazard, it's an infernal shame. I—" . "Old man, I'm afraid it's all o true." ."That I married her?" Lpvrimer's 'knees trembled. "Well, perhaps not you yourself exactly. But some one else might have tised your name—pretended to be you—" . Lorrimer jumped a foot high. "Crosby! Crosby did it It's his work That woman's name is Crosby She's his wife—and just to think that smooth-faced, innocent-looking—" "Then why didn'tyouputyour head out and let her see you weren't the man?" "I'll do it now." "I'll tell her then." Hazard ran to the entry. There was a scuffle and the •door flew open, "Keep her out!" cried Lorrimer, I don't want her to come in, Keep her out" He sprang behind a screen."Keep her out." "I can't, old man," said Hazard, chokingly, "Call Chris. Put her out!" Lorrimer bobbed up and down, frantically. The woman made a wild dash at him and seized Ins hair. There was a struggle; the screea twp roiled. Qvpr anp pyer, the say," said Hazard, i<fp,r goodness, ! tfcp ^pbe'r gpn.e;,fay engui ., Bp »»d take, oft .Yaw pan't-plav fpsfc P* $WJJP'« no/use; a jjj.; Itt tttilsol. h66bf as a Balwhdtif 1 haV6 andtJter engftf femfiilt^* (r Oh, that's &li ftghi 1?ou thfi didner; tee'lleStii" "But I haven't though," lately added. "To tell the truth, I'm awfully obliged td yon fellows. I hadn't a thing in View; 1 -Was just go 5 ihg id be bofecl to death." "I?a, and we saved you," said Crosby. "Yes, 1 ' put in Hazard, "w6've made ita day of real Thanksgiving- foryoUi" ''I'd like to know how 1 . 1 ' "Why, y'oii've a heap"lo ~ thank' Inl idf, old man; you ought to be wild With joy that it isn't true." "What 1 ?" "The wife and children." "Oh, go away, please- 'd really like to be allowed to dress. I'll meet you fellows at Del's at (>." STATES AND NATION. Soino Differences About Observance of Thanksgiving. Thanksg-iviny-is a'legal holiday in the United States. It is set apart as a day upon which vail the people may join in returning thanks to Almighty God for the blessings of the year. All the states do not join with the national government in the thanksgiving. Some states, in tho south 'and west, though recognizing the day in spirit, set opart foi- observance, some other day .than that designated in the presidential proclamation. In ISO:! the state of Oregon had two separate days for Thanksgiving, tho governor refusing to observe the presidential proclamation sent from AVash- ington. Those opposed to the governor's course celebrated the national holiday while those loyal to the governor gave thanks on the clay set apart by him. •..'••' . The Wishing Bono. THE GUNPOWDER PLOT. Its Discovery Caused the First Thanksgiving Day In . ' The first Thanksgiving day in England followed the discovery of the "Gunpowder Plot." Had that plot been successful a majority of the then rulers of England would have been blowis. into 'eternity without a moment's warning. Parliament had passed a bill making it a penalty for Catholics to worship in public. The law met with considerable opposition and endeavors wore being made to repeal it. While parliament was in session, one Guy /'Fawkes, succeeded smuggling 1 100 barrels of gunpowder into the coal dumps of the parliament buildings. The plot was discovered in time to save what would have proved one of the greatest crimes of Christan- dom. The manner in which it was discovered 'was believed to be the work of. God, and thanksgiving praises were ordered throughout the kingdom- Only in recent years was the custom abandoned. IN ANCIENT TIMES. May Have Originated with the Hebrews. The best authority we have on the subject says that the custom of Thanksgiving originated with Moses. A writer in an English encycloapaadia, however, says that it is quite probable that the custom antedates the deliver er of the Israelites, The Hebrews were accus,tP m ed to celebrate plenteous harvests, but when lamine came there was no, day of thanksgiv* ing. It- was after the dawn of the Christian era that the custom assumed a national character, The first n»' tipnal day of Thanksgiving follow^ the reeogRltipB O f the Christian re. by the Roman rulers. g«re|y a Poor M}ke. was very ill— almost ill as hp was eliQvfy and what; know hjnv beat h,e w§s in an<J a,Jter %& WAa (peering » IP Wftteti A doiiefe steJefit i^ ttfae bf titit'West- sf4 l to6 had frdtnfneo! hoiAes Sftei his'tiofese *»9'iihi^lieji lo find thai his father; ft' fcWrgymaii with a'shaail Sftldfy, was ekitig otit his living t»5 itinnihg a small farm. One of the adjuncts of the farm was a cow, & pfetty good animal, which* however* had a strotig aversion to being milked. Here was an opportunity for a display of the lately acqtiired knowledge of the juvenile collegian, sajfa tho Voice. "Father;'* said he, "Professor G says if one will place a weight upon n cow^ back it will make her give down the'milk." 1'he reverend gentleman, favorably impressed with this information that his sou had learned from Professoi' (i- , decided to ti-y the simple remedy. Instead, however, of placing a weight upon the cow's back, the clergyman placed himself upon it. But then he answered the purpose. The cow, however, was still obstinate. "Tie my legs under the cow,".said the'father to his son. , ' • The son did so. But the cow, unused to such itnusual and arbitrary proceedings, manifested her displeasure by rearing 1 and plunging-, entirely unmindful of the dignity of the personage astride her spinal column. It was getting altogether too interesting for the two bipeds concerned in the transaction, • "Cut the rope! Cut the rope!" shouted Mr. V—-to his dutiful son, meaning the rope by which he was attached to tho cow. But tho son, being- somewhat excited, cut the rope by which the cow was 'listened to the stanchion. At once availing herself of tho liberty thus offered, the cow took an unceremonious exit from the stable, and down the street she \vent, The minister accompanied the cow, but in a manner not exactly befitting- tho dignity of his profession. • • - • —As it happened, one of the sisters of the congregation was 011 the street as the race was • in progress. Surprised at such a sight the .g-ood, sister cried out: "Why, Brother T , where are you g-oing?" His sense of tho ludicrous coming to his aid, Brother V shouted buck: "The Lord and the cow only know, I don't!" • . The clergyman was eventually rescued from his awkward perch, and never attempted the feat again. HE JERKED HIS HEAD. Hoiv a Florida Groom Responded to the Interrogatories of tho Notary. It was a bashful young couple that appeared at tho office of tho county judg-e and applied for a marriage license, says the Florida Times-Union. The usual questions as to age, etc., were asked by Mr. Summers, the obliging- clerk, and upon being- answered in a satisfactory manner they were furnished with the documontfro- quirecl. to perfect their happiness. The groom then asked Mr. Summers, who is a notary public, if he would marry them, to which he replied that he would. Mr. Summers, seeing the bashfulncss of tho young- couple, with great thoughtfulness shut the door and locked it, but lie was not quick enoug-h to keep out the reporter, who had "caught on to" the affair. The couple rang-ecl themselves up in front of the railing- and Mr. Summers commenced the ceremony. While he was going- through- the form the groom, looked at the bride, who would drop her eyes, and then both would smile and give each other a slight pressure of the hand. When Mr. Summers arrived at that part of the ceremony whore the groom is asked if ho will take the bride for better, for worse, etc., he looked at the bride, gavo a little grin ind then looking- at Mr. Summers g-avo a couple of quick jerks of the head. "You must say, 'I will,'" said Mr. Summers, and after looking- at the bride again the groom ejaculated the necessary sentence. The bride was more prompt with her answer and the ceremony proceeded without further incident. Mi 1 . Summers then gave them a certificate of marriage and the pair went out of the office swing-ing hands and "looking- words of love." A. Sufferer, Beg-gar — I'm a sufferer, sir, and — Man — What kind of a sufferer are you? Fire, marine, accident, cyclone — , Beg-g-ar — I'm sufferin' from drought, sir, Man — Get out, > You never were on a fai'm in your life, Beg-gar — I know it, sir; but tho drought is what 'I'm suffeV-in 1 from. I hain't had a drink for four duys, sir. An Kxpliinatlou. Mrs. Hasdust — That Mrs. Upper- crust called to-day and left her card with "P. P. C.," marked on the corner. I wonder what it means, Mi's, llollingin wealth— Oh, I believe she is gping' out of the city and she wants you to know that she is going to travel in a Pullman palace oa,v. The vulgarity of some folks is just terrible! Cgge of Ca.rr-ie— What did, you accept Mr, for, I^ueyP I-mcy-— f had to. . Pwpa. owes his father % great deal _ of < money, Jack owes his brother a thrashing 1 , sister- owes Ms eistev § gnub,bing-,and m^mma. pwes, his mot&ej' a. payty call — Truth, Jqn,es-— ^.jmjn'ssxjccess is a.c.<J6ycling to, the. sgyad'e of 14§ hpnesty^ -.pp, ypu ms&n ^ftt.the $),% greyer- As a blond pufifior and- tonic. It ouroa" mo o| stomach trouble hnd fluttering of the heart, atta parities tires relieved my wife of waterbrash and Vtuit Tired Feeling. Wo put Hood's Sarsaparllla on the tablo every meal tho same es broau. At. G. HTAMS, vHh T. V. Ho WELT, & SONS, Residence. 4!3C N. 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