The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 21, 1894 · Page 8
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: AMOSA, IOWA, OTffil BBS '^ /J ' ""*"• "' ; v<t ' ; ' ! -~ " " * ' HIS THANKSGIVING. aft NEXPRESSI B 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 Petti Is' place. And now that was spoiled, old Mrs. De Pettit having been so inconsiderate as to die of heart disease the week previous, the invitations for tho house- party were all recalled. And Lorri- iner had the pleasing pi-ospect o£,a lobg, stupid, day in his batchelor apartment varied by an evening fit the club, perhaps, though he meant-not to show himself there, if possible, owing "to the likelihood of meeting Sargent, who never was asked an y where by swell people and who would rejoice in ^-jealous consequence at Lorrimer's dis- vcomflture. • ^ > With these thoughts the young bank f ;attache, whose hours were immaterial, , j his uncle being president of the bank, , and jvhose income was the result of a ' legacy rather th an of his salaiy, en- 1 deavored to compose himself to slum,' ber and again, after troubled dreams, * a wakened to a gray November dawn. "It's that confounded Thanksgiving •T, day, "he grumbled, turned over and ,, trjed again to sleep. "The day is a "^doleful one," he meditated; "it's a plebeian' feast in every sense. The i upper classes require no one to tell • them when and for what to pray; they • know enough to render thanks to the I/p-r^ every day in the year—especially * -Sundays in church like decent Chris- 1 ticns^ -As for this gorging oneself on ordinary barnyard fowl, it thoroughly •wearies me," ' Inexpressibly bored, Mr. Wilson ^Lorrimer fell into another doze, which ' presently became slumber, and lasted t till noon. Not employing'a valet, and given the young colored lad cared for his rooms and made his on a patent gas arrangement ifrom a drop tube strict orders not to appear until midday, he suffered no .disturbance. Chris, the boy in ques- had therefore just arrived and |jvwas busy fixing the bath, when Mr. ^orrinier opened his eyes. It was not jChris who awakened him, however, tout the persistent, incessant ringing •pf the street bell ' ._,- , "For heaven's sake," said Lorrimer, ^ *'£9 down and see what idiot is doing £, -Chris obeyed promptly, though it four flights of stairs; but he laundress expected a ajjd. a»4 pro. ''What the deuce " yelled the younp gentleman, Who then made use of a stronger word'. v "Come in here. What are you doing 1 ; with a. woman out there? Come iu dud shut the door —she's made a • mistake. She's looking for another man. •! don't-know her." .. - / .. ' "Xo, you don't shut the door," the womau screamed; "no you don't; Mr. Lorrimer. I'm your wife, and I Won't be thrown out. Oh! I've had a'har'd enough time to fincl you these'.!'.two years. ••'•I've -worked my.way. acrdso the continent to find you. 'Oh, : yosl 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 aro 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 hei 1 . Golly, but she's mad!" '.' ' ' ' "Oh, Chris!" returned'v.the gentleman, faintly. "I—I swear I dpn'it re-': member any woman ovit west TherG ,was a girl,' but I didn't look sit heiv much. But she—she seems to know; my name and the time I went out there and came back. Oh! I. don't kno w —what does she mean—what does she look like? , Quick, tell me; she's kick- .ing the door iu. The people (downstairs- will be up in a minute. (What • shall. I do?"' "" ; Perspiration was on his forehead.- : "She ain't bad looking," said''-(pirns, "she's kind, of short and thick. 'She's got yellow , liair. cut short aud.cui'ly and seems like she touched up- .her checks with pain);. Looks kind b' tough," •-;_' ; Lorrimer groaned. "She's' yelling again. • Go' thei-e, Chris, go and save the door. /Hear her. She says she's. , got the twins down stairs. Oh, what will I ;do if the squalling 1 brats come up .here,' She's telling the names of the fellows I was with—see that—Crosby—Ruttan —. Oh, she knows something. What if I did it when I was drunk—married that slangy, horrid thing? She" had yellow hajr that curled—she might have cut it—what if, I did, this dreadful thing—rand had twins and deserted them—oh, but- that couldn't be. 1 wasn't drunk for a year, though I might have been for a night. Chris, go put again—and-r-aud—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 my memory, Get the particulars," Chris flew out and shirt the doorrbe' hind him. At that instant the street bell began to ring again. Lorrinier 'burrled his face in "the pillow and stopped his ears with the bath-rpbe, It was the twins perhaps, He forgot that two yoars old is young to reach a bell-button. The next he knew Chris had returned, getting himself and another in with the latch key. Lorrimer felt » hand on his shoulder and heard the voice of a former college chum and in* tiinate friend. "Hazard!" he g»aped. "Is that you?" "What's the row?" asked his friend, "Oh, Haaard, that woman—you saw her; what shall I do? What will people think?" "Well," said his friend, judicially, "yqin know it might seem queer to see ft yoimg blonde female at the dogr qf a etraifht laced feU9w like yourself at this tjws of 4»y. It's quite too early, tny boy, Pr else it'e quite too late. Yon ought to JWJafe, better." HJ tWnk you might leave pnt joke an.4 help we % UfrWo," said me,r, s'cramWwrf fa his feet iji ft fit ol desperatipn, '^gn't yon, |pr Ijeaven's. sa,k.e, go put ftn4 f a,end her away? It's >a,sy to/P&y I'D* sjek-wffty I've gqfc smjaUp,o£,pr whooping ppugh or any« .thjng liorribip, J feeg «f ysu, Qffep be? §»^fhi n |T to £9 »vray« Tell hey I don't remember |he least tUJBg about " •' '' After many moments Hazarcl 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 she saj's as to-day's { Tlianksgiving she requires a good [dinner. She doesn't insist on Del( monico's—in fact, .j.there are other places'sjio might prefer—more select and expensive, A' party of six would suit her — including herself and you—." • "What!" roared Lorrimer. "She thinks I'll appear in public with her—" . "Hushl Go slow,, old man. The twins won't be in evidence. She'll look better in evening dress. Then— as to the wiue. 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—IU1 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." : - M 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 oft'." "But, I say, Hazard, it's an infernal shame. I—" "Old man, I'm afraid it's all o true." "That I married her?" Lorrimer's knees trembled. "Well, perhaps not you yourself exactly. But some one else might have ,used your name—pretended to be you—" Lprrimer 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 clidn'tyouputyour head out and let her see 3 r ou 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 opon, "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 dosvn, frantically. The woman made a wild dash at him and seized his hair. There was a J.OBHIMER THIS. struggle; the screen overturned; the fwp rolled over an$ pver- "I say," said Hazard, "for goodness sake! the joke's gone for enqugh. Crosby, get up anj tftUo off that togt gery, IT on can't play fpptb»U i,n pet- tisoftts, kprriroer, tli^re'^ BO nee geV ting matj. -It was only a Uttie Jftrk. W« ftongbt you'4 see jfcbvwgb the Champagne a«(l Cigars." *«Q| all idiotfo faplory," begao L,pr- disgustedly, as. n§ gpt up ' - W4 of It," tn-g StrfSRM itt linisdil. ' 'It ^fts a pf 6Ais6 8fi h6hor as a gentlefflftn. 1 * "Lorfltoer reflected "Buttfrhiitif 1 have atiothel- Sfag^gfemenl?" "Oh, thftt's &H Hght tou ordfcf the dinners 'We'll Ml it." "Bat I haven't though," he iately added. "To tell the truth, 1'ta awfulljr obliged to you {fellows. 1 hadn't a thiag in vi6w; t was just go- 1 ing tb be bored to death." "if a, and we saved you," said Crosby. ''Yes, 1 ' put in Hazard, "we've made it a clay of real Than ttsgivinjr for you," "I'd iik6 to know hotf.' 1 "Why, y'ou've a hettp' to „ thank" fill ip'f, okl Irian; you ought to be Wild xvith joy that it isn't true." . "What?" , "The wife and children." "Oh, go away, please. like to be allowed to dress. you fellows at Del's at 0." -it really I'll meet StATES AND NATION. Some IMfPcfcnces About Obsfcfvanoc of Tliiihksglvlng. Thanksgiving is a legal holiday in the United States. It is set apart as a day upon which "all 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 apart for 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 Washington. Those opposed to the governor's course celebrated tho national holiday while those loyal to the governor gave thanks on the clay set upart by him. . The "Wishing Bono, AH AtB THE GUNPOWDER PLOT. Its Discovery Caused tlie First Tluinks- glviiig Diiy In ISnglantl. The fli-st 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 blown into 'eternity without a moment's wai'ning. 'Parliament had passed a bill makinp it a penalty for Catholics to worship in public. Tho law met with considerable opposition and endeavors wove being made to repeal it. While parliament was in session, one Guy r.J?awkes, 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 Cnristan- dom. The manner in which it was discoveved'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. Muy Huvo 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 encycloapsBdia, however, says that it is quite probable that the custom antedates the deliverer of the Israelites, The Hebrews were accustomed to celebrate plenteous harvests, but when famine came there was »Q day of thanksgiving 1 . It was after the da. wn of the Christian era that the custom assumed a national character. The first national day of Thanksgiving followed the recognition of the Christian religion liy the Roman rulers. Surely Poor Mike was very ill— almost a.s HI as, he was short, and what that meant those who know him best can say, for physically he wfts hardly more th'afi a dwarf. Tfee d,octpr was palled ift and afte* investigation, informed Mrs. Mike her husband was suffering fra»w to Strike terror- to t he fee. d,q,ei A*We6 t'dthef tifi« • A College Student i£ due Of b\ir West' fern Stales had[ Poturfted home Sftet his'cofirae wds flhi^tiecl to ^d thai his father, a clergyman, with a'small salafyt was feking out his living by running a small farm. One of the adjUiicts of the farm was a t'ow, d pretty good animal,- \vhich » however, had ft strong Aversion to being milked. Here was an opportunity for a display of the lately acquired kno\7ledge o! the juvenile collegian, says the Voice. "Father;" said he, "Professor O - • says if one will place a weight upon a cow's back it will make her give down the 'milk." 1'he reverend gentleman, favorably impressed with this information that his soli had leat'hed from Professor (I - , deckled to try 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 cows however, was still obstinate. "Tie my legs under the cow,". said the' father to his son. Tho son did so. But the cow, unused to such unusual and arbitrary proceedings, manifested her displeasure by rearing 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 tho 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 tho 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 tho stable, and down the street she went, 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 on the street as the race was • in progress. Surprised at such a sight the good sister cried out: "Why, Brother V - , where are you going?" His sense of tho ludicrous coining to his aid, -Brother V - - shouted back: "The Lord and tho cow only know, I don't!" . The clergyman was eventually rescued from his awkward perch, and never attempted the feat again. , ^z^ : j ^ A New Faculty- .-'•*# HE JERKED HIS HEAD. How n Florida Groom Responded to tlie Interrogatories of tho Notary. It was a bashful young couple that appeared at the office of the county judge 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 cleric, and upon being answered in a satisfactory manner they wore furnished with the clocumentfre- quived to perfect theiv 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 bashfulness of tho young couple, with great thoughtfulness shut the door and locked it, but ho was not quick enough to keep out the reporter, who had "caught on to" the aii'air. The couple ranged themselves up in front of tho railing and Mr. Summers • commenced the ceremony. While he was going through- the form the groom, looked at tho bride, who would drop hor eyes, and then both would smile and give each other a slight pressure of the hand. When Mr. Summers arrived at that part of tho ceremony where tho groom is asked if ho will tako tho bride for better, for worse, etc., he looked at the bride, gave a little grin and then looking at Mr. Summers gave a couple of quick jerks of tho 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 tho ceremony proceeded without further incident. Mr, Summers then gave them a certificate of marriage and the pair went out of the office swinging hands and "looking words of love." A Sufferer, Beggar — I'm a sufferer, sir, and — Man — What kind of a - sufferer are you? Fire, marine, accident, cyclone — , Beggar — I'm sufferin' from drought, sir, . Man — Get out, > You never were on a farm in yow life, Beggar— I know it, sir; but the drought is what I'm sufferin' from, I hain't had a drink for Jour days, sir. 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